Visit Gulf County & Take a Walk on the Wild Side #GCFL

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida. All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is the perfect time to plan a vacation to Florida, and there is really no more exciting place for an adventure than in Gulf County! The gorgeous vacation destination is filled with white sandy beaches, mysterious bayous and wildlife encounters. With the slower pace and the “no worries, no hurries” attitude, it’s the perfect vacation destination for families. Take a look at the top five things to do in Gulf County (in my opinion!) and start planning your trip! Fun […] Read more »

Texas Pete Spicy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe #TexasPete

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This post brought to you by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine. About two years ago, I developed an insane passion for spicy food. It’s funny, because for the first 36 years of my life, I only occasionally craved spicy. Now, I want it all the time! The hotter the better! Texas Pete was one of the first hot sauces that I ever used and remains one of my favorites. They have such a wide range of sauces, from the classic Texas Pete Hot Sauce to Wing Sauce to their new CHA! by Texas Pete sriracha sauce. I am […] Read more »

Go Math! Academy Makes Math Easy for Kids AND Parents ! #HMHAcademy

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 I received compensation from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for writing this post. All opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that I am NOT good at math. Never have been, never will be. I did okay with addition, subtraction and even multiplication. Come long division it was all over. I figured I could at least help my son get through the first couple years of school before I became useless. WRONG! Have you SEEN the math kids are doing in elementary school? By 3rd grade, I had to enlist my mom to help Jake with his homework. I was LOST. […] Read more »

For the Love of Play: One Super Easy Way to Get Kids Active + Giveaway #QuakerPlayMaker

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Quaker asked me to talk about their fantastic partnership with Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL. All opinions are my own. Anyone who knows me knows I’m incredibly vocal about giving kids time to play. Ever since my son was in kindergarten, I’ve been a very loud advocate for more recess (I have yet to win, but that doesn’t stop me from trying!). I never had a problem getting Jacob active when he was little. As he gets older, though, his passions run more towards video games and other activities in the house. Oddly, he often gets more […] Read more »

Keep Your Pup Healthy & Happy at Banfield Pet Hospital + Giveaway

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Last week, I took Cooper for a checkup and vaccinations at the Banfield Pet Hospital at my local PetSmart. I received an Optimum Wellness Plan from Banfield so I could try them out and tell you about their amazing preventive care services. Banfield also provided information and the giveaway at the bottom of this post. I’ll be honest, Cooper hasn’t had a checkup in about three years- when he had his last round of shots. I did take him to the vet last year when he got sick, but he was way overdue for a regular checkup. While I knew […] Read more »

Wounded Promo Blast: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (3 Winners!!)

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​​ “My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.” When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. The clock is ticking and I can feel the weight of the final battle with the demon hordes looming over my head. The puzzle pieces are becoming clearer, but the casualty list is growing. And with each name that is added to those we’ve lost, my confidence cracks a little more. Yet there is hope. A child saved. A […] Read more »

Give Your Walls Personality with Art.com!

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I used to have a huge blank spot on my wall that was just begging for something to fill it. Thanks to Art.com for providing the gorgeous piece of art to make it more beautiful and show off my personality! All opinions, of course, are my own. As I mentioned above, I’ve been staring at this big blank spot on my living room wall for like three years now. See, when we moved in, we were only planning to stay for about 6 months, so we never really did much decorating. Six months turned into a year, into two then […] Read more »

My Son Went Back to School in Style with Zappos! #ZapposStyle

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review. Remember about two weeks ago I told you that I am a Zappos Ambassador? I showed you all the great shirts, shoes and accessories that I bought to get ready for the start of the school year. Well, now I get to show off a few of those items! I’ve been taking pictures of Jacob every day since he started school last week. So far, he’s worn three of his new shirts: all the Volcolm ones. Back to School […] Read more »

The Blue Effect Release Day Blast: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and a quick wit. Night after night she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside. When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops on its axis… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts. Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity, each with amazing powers of their own. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with […] Read more »

Love Potion No. 11 Release Day: Get 11 Novels for Under a Buck!

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    What do you get when you take eleven awesome paranormal authors, toss them into one box set, and turn up the heat? Why, you get Love Potion No. 11, of course. This box set contains ELEVEN full-length novels from eleven authors. And right now. . .for a limited time. . .it’s only 99 cents. Talk about a bang for your buck. Eleven full length paranormal novels celebrating strong women, sizzling hot heroes, and all the things that go bump in the night. Secrets by Liz Schulte: While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back […] Read more »