Jul 292014
 

We have been seriously enjoying the beautiful summer weather over the last few weeks.  Pool time, playing in the backyard, trips to the park and zoo.  We even managed to sneak in a couple of cookouts at my inlaws’ house.  And of course a little vacation fun, with a couple of day trips and weekend overnights!

Enjoying the Summer Weather! #IDelight

In between all of our events, we’ve made time for some tasty summer treats, too.  Anything cool and refreshing has topped our list – from fresh fruit to popsicles to ice cream and everything in between.  One recipe that seems to have pleased everyone especially are the Almond Joy Pudding Parfaits I’ve been making. Continue reading »

Jul 282014
 

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever had anyone give a little sniff and ask you, “What’s that smell?”. And you have no idea, because you can’t smell it? If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you may be suffering from noseblindness!

Cure Noseblindness with Febreze! #Noseblind #DDDivas

What, exactly, is noseblindness? Well, over time, we all become accustom to the odors around us. Odors from various activities – like baking, for example – can stay airborne or cling to soft surfaces. When the odors stick around, they start to blend in, leaving you “nasally challenged” to your own environment. Continue reading »

Jul 262014
 

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle. All thoughts and words are my own.

Last weekend Ashley returned home from training in Oklahoma and promptly left roughly nine hours later to drive to Indianapolis to move into her new apartment.  It was going to be a whirlwind day and so we decided to wait to drive up and see her new place this weekend.  This gave her a chance to get settled in a little, figure out what she was still missing and needed us to bring, and make a list of projects for hubby and his toolbox.

Her apartment is really cute.  My husband and I both both commented that it was way bigger than either his or my first apartment.  She should be really comfortable there and seems to have nice neighbors. Continue reading »

Jul 252014
 

I created this free boating printable subway art in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As a Discover Boating Ambassador for the summer, last month I shared with you all some tips for renting and how to choose a boat for your outing or vacation.  I hope they were of some help to anyone looking to get out on the water this summer!

Sunset on the Lake

We haven’t yet had the chance to go out ourselves; the summer simply has been more busy that we had expected.  Between graduations and work and helping Ashley shop for and get settled into her new apartment and job, there hasn’t been a lot of extra time. Continue reading »

Jul 222014
 

This DIY movie lovers gift basket post is sponsored by Pop Secret. All thoughts and words are my own.

I haven’t met too many people – any people? – that have said “I don’t really like movies”. The type of movie they enjoy may vary greatly from person to person, but everyone seems to enjoy them. Which is why a movie lovers gift basket is one of my go-to gift giving ideas.

DIY Movie Lovers Gift Basket for Under $10

These gift baskets are easy to put together, and with a little planning ahead, are really inexpensive. For example, I recently picked up a big popcorn bowl at Walmart in their summer clearance for $1. A set of four matching smaller bowls was also just $1. And you could always hit up one of the dollar stores, too. Continue reading »