Jan 132015

This BelVita Bites & V8 shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias

When I started blogging full time, I realized that I was going to need to schedule my day a little differently, even though I had been working from home for a few years.  I started getting up early in the morning before everyone else to get some quiet writing done and check a few other tasks off my to-do list.  As I no longer had conference calls to worry about, that left my afternoons and evenings a little more flexible for family time.

Create an easy morning routine with BelVita Bites and V8 Veggie Blends #NewBreakfastRoutine

Part of my morning routine has always been some form of V8.  While I am a coffee drinker I don’t like to run the machine until everyone (including Bubbles, who sleeps in) has gotten up.  A V8 beverage always gave me the morning pick-me-up that I needed, plus was an easy way to add in extra veggies to my diet. Continue reading »

Jan 102015

I’m so, so excited for the Disney movies 2015 slate that was recently shared with me.  It is going to be an absolute powerhouse year with a new Avengers film, a new introduction into the Star Wars franchise, and some other great titles – both live-action and animated.

Disney Movies 2015! The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate for 2015 has been released. Titles include Strange Magic, McFarland USA, Cinderella, Monkey Kingdom, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Inside Out, Ant-Man, The Jungle Book, The Good Dinosaur, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I’ll have more in-depth coverage of each film as it gets closer to release dates, but here are twelve movie dates and names so you can start marking your calendar. Continue reading »

Jan 062015

This shop and my Disney Frozen potty chart have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias

Bubbles has been “in the process” of potty training for awhile now.  We’ve had a lot of success in certain areas; she’s been nighttime potty trained for probably a year and always goes potty first thing in the morning.  It’s the rest of the day where we have had a few challenges.

Potty Training with Elsa & Anna + a free printable Disney Frozen potty chart! #PUBigKid

The main challenge being that Bubbles doesn’t like to miss out on anything.  If we leave the room to go potty, we might miss the family of rabbits in the backyard or her favorite song might come on.  Or worse still in her mind, she’d have to miss a few minutes of playtime.  None of that is worth taking two minutes for a potty break. Continue reading »

Jan 052015

I don’t think I could workout without music.  While I can sometimes enjoy a little quiet, I get a little distracted when it’s quiet for too long.  My mind wanders, I start thinking of all the other things I should be doing, and then my body follows my mind and I’m off to the next thing.

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I’m always looking for a great set of earbuds to use that will keep me connected to my music for that very reason.  If I’m spending my entire workout fiddling with them, refitting them, putting them back in, adjusting the plug into my phone – well, that wandering thing is going to kick in and my workout will be cut short. Continue reading »

Jan 042015

As I shared a couple of days ago, 2015 is all about balance.  And part of the balance, of course, is getting more active.  Whether I’m taking a walk around the block, jumping on our treadmill, or making a stop at the gym, I have a new item that’s going to be in my bag.

Degree and Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirants for women #TRYDRY

This post has been sponsored by Global Influence. All words and opinions are my own.

Now I have new dry spray antiperspirants from Degree, Axe and Dove.  I like them because they go on easy, are long-lasting (48-hour protection!), and they won’t leave visible residue on your clothes.  Just because it’s workout gear, doesn’t mean I want those tell-tale white marks under my arms, right? Continue reading »