Apr 152015
 

This how to avoid being hangry shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias

I’m sure you’ve seen those commercials about “You’re not you when you’re hungry”.  Around here we refer to that as being hangry, and let me tell you – hangry is real.  Like, tears-for-no-reason, wearing-your-heart-on-your-sleeve kind of real.

You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry (or hangry). So feed me a SNICKERS®! #WhenImHungry

I’ve always carried snacks and drinks for Bubbles, either in my bag or in hers.  One day as I handed her a fruit pouch while stuck in a particularly long line, I wondered why I didn’t have any snacks of my own.  I certainly could have used a little something to sooth the beast at that particular moment. Continue reading »

Feb 092015
 

Thank you to The Motherhood and JOHNSON’S for sponsoring this post on baby bath time.

I remember the very first time I gave Bubbles a bath after bringing her home from the hospital.  I was in awe of the tiny little human that had been entrusted to me.

First bath-time with Grammie! Baby bath time rituals are fun #SoMuchMore

As Bubbles got older, she really grew to love bath time.  And so did I – watching her have fun as she played and splashed and giggled made my heart happy.  It was such a great bonding time for both of us. Continue reading »

Dec 292014
 

Have you been scouting for after-Christmas sales? I popped into Walmart yesterday for a few things and noticed a bunch of pretty Coty fragrances still available. If you didn’t receive your favorite scent for Christmas, then there’s still time to pick them up.

Thank you to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Dec 232014
 

One of my favorite yearly deals during December is the iTunes gift card sales.  Between iPhones, iPads, the Apple TV and other Apple products there are a lot of products for which you might want to download new content.  And if I can do it while saving money, well, sign me up.

iTunes gift card sale: Score $10 in savings on iTunes gift cards through December 31st #iTunesKrog10 Makes a great stocking stuffer!
This is a partnered post with Tatu Digital Media.

So as with holidays past right now you can instantly save $10 when you buy $50 in iTunes gift cards at Kroger (either 2 $25 gift cards or 1 $50 gift card).  This promotion runs through December 31st so you can pick some up today or tomorrow for stocking stuffers, then head back in after the holidays and pick up a few more as a New Year’s treat for yourself.

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Dec 132014
 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jostens. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the rites of passage when I was younger was receiving your class ring.  I’ve come to learn that the tradition of how and when kids receive their ring varies widely by state to state (and likely even school to school).  The constant, though, is that it was still kind of a big deal.

As a lot of school-related traditions have changed or faded over the years but class rings haven’t been one of them.  I think part of it is because you can make it a really personal thing – chose the stone, the style, the activities you want highlighted, everything.  I received mine as an 8th grade graduation present, which was awesome: I had 4 years of school to wear it.

Here are 3 tips on how to choose a class ring. One is to consider your school's traditions - like this ring ceremony Austin had.

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