Nov 182014
 

This post contains affiliate links.

I don’t post a lot of shopping deals throughout the years, but ’tis the season, right?  I know everyone tries to stretch their shopping dollar this time of year especially, so I wanted to share a few of the best sales going on or coming up that I know of.

Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints Holiday Card Collection
This is one awesome deal, so don’t miss out!  Today and tomorrow ONLY with our exclusive promo code TPSAVE30FS you’ll get 30% off SITE-WIDE plus free shipping on your purchases at Tiny Prints!  I’ll be sharing with you the process of ordering cards in the near future, but if you already have your photos ready, don’t miss out on this!  If you need an extra day, tomorrow you can use code 30SALENOV to still save 25% off site-wide, which is also great. Continue reading »

Oct 202014
 

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.

We have been on-the-go quite a bit lately.  Road trips, day trips, shopping, corn mazes and pumpkin patch visits.  And while it’s a lot of fun, preparing and packing for excursions that include a 3-year-old can definitely take a little bit of pre-planning.

On-the-Go Energy with Jif To Go Dippers #GetGoing

I have a “Preschooler Bag” (anyone have a better name for a diaper bag for preschoolers?  I’d love to hear it) that I like to keep stocked with whatever we might need: wipes, sunscreen, an extra outfit, books, crayons, small toys, etc.  And let’s not forget the snacks.  Snacks can make or break an outing, especially if any of your family members have a tendency to get “hangry”. Continue reading »

Oct 192014
 

Sometimes, really funny things come out of my daughter’s mouth.  Not that, based on the serious look on her face, she intends them to be funny.  She just can’t help but make me giggle.

The other day she comes sauntering into the bedroom while I was folding laundry.  One little balled-up fist went to each hip and she struck a “power pose”.  “Hey Mama, look.  I’m a Super Hero Butterfly.”

Super Me Backpack Transforms Kids Into a Super Hero

And, indeed, she was.  She had on the butterfly mask that I wore last Halloween, plus her Super Me Bubblicious Cape backpack on.  She proceeded to show me some of her super powers which included running really fast; I was disappointed that speed-folding laundry isn’t something a Butterfly Super Hero can do. Continue reading »

Oct 102014
 

I was adopted by my parents when I was only a few weeks old.  I was born towards the end of March, and by the middle of April, I was home with them.

My Adoption Photo #Frosty4Adoption

My parents, me as a baby, and the judge that finalized my adoption.

My parents never tried to hide the situation from me.  I know it can be a tricky thing to explain to kids, but I remember being aware from a very young age of how I came to be part of my family.  And while I am technically adopted, I’ve never thought of myself as anything other than my parents’ child. Continue reading »

Oct 092014
 

This #CrystalLightWM #RanFan Platinum Points post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

I have a bottle of water on me pretty much at all times.  In the car, in my “diaper bag”, on my desk, when I’m hitting the treadmill.  Staying hydrated helps curb hunger and lets your body run optimally.

Earn Platinum Points When You Buy Crystal Light at Walmart #CrystalLightWM #RanFan

As much as I love water, sometimes I want a little flavor.  And that’s when I reach for Crystal Light To Go packs.  I’ve been using them for years now, and I love them.  You can’t beat the convenience of tucking those little packets into your pocket or purse and having a pop of flavor whenever you want. Continue reading »