Sep 282014
 

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

I’m a little bit exhausted.  Okay, I’ll be honest – I’m a lot exhausted.  We just returned from a fun family weekend adventure where we were on-the-go the entire time and there are parts of my body that are tired, that I didn’t even know could get tired.

We #GetGoing with Mini Golf! #GetGoing with Jif to Go and Win $1,000

I’ve learned that “on-the-go” has an entirely different meaning when it includes a preschooler that IS VERY EXCITED and quickly bounces from foot to foot and activity to activity.  She had such a great time that she’s already asking when our next vacation will be and where we’ll go. Continue reading »

Sep 242014
 

This post about Chris Buescher and the Balance Financial Card is a partnered post. All thoughts and words are my own.

Recently ROUSH Fenway Racing driver Chris Buescher made a pit stop (pun intended) in Louisville this past week as part of the Walgreens Race Around America.  Throughout this cross-country tour he’s helping to build and test an icon of speed and engineering – the ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang.  And the best part is we all get to help!

Chris Buescher Takes in Batting Practice at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, KY #RaceAroundAmerica

First, your votes actually choose the course of the race.  Then you can also help make the choice on which upgrades the Mustang gets along the way.  Make smart choices because you could actually win the final result, the completely souped up ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang! Head over and cast your first votes now. Continue reading »

Sep 222014
 

Bubbles has become a huge fan of My Little Pony in the last few months.  We generally watch an episode or two in the mornings together, often while playing along with a couple of her My Little Pony figurines.

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes are a little different than the ones I vaguely remember watching as a kid myself.  The colors are more vivid, the animation is more defined.  But what hasn’t changed are the sweet lessons the show imparts.

My Little Pony: The Complete Series DVD Set

When I found out that My Little Pony: The Complete Collection (the classic TV shows) is coming to DVD on September 30th, I was pretty excited.  Now Bubbles can see the same episodes I did when I was younger.  And because I was offered a free review copy, she’s already had the chance to enjoy a few of them. Continue reading »

Sep 172014
 

Since Disney Frozen released last year and Bubble and I went to see it in the theaters, it’s been a pretty foregone conclusion that she would want to be Elsa for Halloween this year.  What I didn’t realize, though, was that she would also want to dress up like Elsa every. single. day.  While singing “Let It Go” and doing the, as I call it, “Elsa flip” with her hair.

Disney Frozen DIY Elsa Cape - No Sewing Machine!

Finding Elsa costume pieces was nearly impossible for awhile.  I truly don’t think even Disney anticipated just what a magical hit Frozen was going to be, and demand vastly overwhelmed supply.  So we made due with Bubbles using the little blue shawl and hat Aunt Sherri sent us to wear last winter, and Bubbles used one of her blankets as a cape. Continue reading »

Sep 152014
 

If you were to look at the apps on my phone, in addition to all the social media apps (and the requisite farming games), you’d also find quite a few preschooler apps.  She thinks they’re fun, and I love that she’s learning while playing them.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what a habitat or all the planets when I was 3; score one for technology.

11 Fun and Educational Apps for Kids from ABCMouse.com

ABCMouse.com has quite a few educational apps for kids available.  Here are five that you might like. Continue reading »