Jul 142014
 

This daytime date makeup #WalgreensPaperless paperless coupons shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. (#CollectiveBias) and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

From the moment I first showed Bubbles the trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue she has been beside herself with excitement waiting for it to come out.  I told her that she, Mama, and Daddy would all go and see it together and now every time she sees the commercial or the trailer, she bounces around and exclaims “That’s the one we’re going to see in the movie theater!”.  So it’s going to be a family date night.  Or, more accurately, a family date afternoon.

Daytime Date Makeup Essentials #WalgreensPaperless #shop

My daytime date makeup is a little different than what I’d wear for a night on the town, but when I went looking through my makeup stash, I realized I really needed to replace quite a few things.  And when I need cosmetics – or most anything, really – Walgreens is often the first place I stop. Continue reading »

Jul 022014
 

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue opens in just a couple of weeks (July 18th)! Bubbles is counting the days as much as I am; every time she sees a trailer or commercial on TV she jumps up and down and shouts “That’s the movie we’re going to see at the theater! The new Planes movie!”. So, clearly – we’re excited.

Free Activity Books: Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Book #FireAndRescue

Today our friends at Disney sent over some awesome new Planes: Fire & Rescue themed activities. Everyone loves free activity books and sheets, and these will give the kiddos something to work on while they count the last few days until the movie’s release.  Download the Planes: Fire & Rescue Activity Book is available as part of a partnership between Smokey the Bear, National Parks, and the heroes from Planes: Fire & Rescue. Continue reading »

Jun 272014
 

It wasn’t that long ago that I was returning home from the grocery store and witnessed something that truly scared me.  As I pulled off our side street onto the main road, I watched a car drive by ahead of me.  The girl was clearly texting as she was basically driving with her wrists as she typed on her phone, and the car was swerving back and forth.

I pulled out two cars behind her and kept an extra-watchful eye on the road.  In situations like that, things can change in a minute, and I wanted to be alert enough for both of us.  Which was a good thing, because a few moments later she as she continued to text, she crossed the center line and nearly hit a trailer truck head-on.

Don't be a Distracted Driver - Decide to Drive! #DecideToDrive #CleverGirls

We live in a very connected world.  As a blogger, I’m probably even more connected than some, as my phone is never far away.  But when you get behind the wheel, you need to be responsible and consciously decide to drive. Continue reading »

Jun 262014
 

Back before Christmas I shared a really fun playset from Pinypon. The Ski Lodge and Snow Car were perfect for the winter months, letting Bubbles have some pretend snow play to match the season, especially on the days it was too cold to actually go out in the snow. Long after the weather has turned warm, she’s still played with it consistently.

Pinypon Aquapark Adventures Playset

We have been so pleased with all our products from Famosa that when they asked if we’d like to try the Pinypon Aquapark Adventures set, I definitely said yes. The quality and attention to detail that they pay with their products always makes them a home run. Continue reading »

Jun 232014
 

Growing up crafts were one of my favorite things to do.  I still enjoy being up to my elbows in glue and paint when I have the chance, so I’m particularly excited that Bubbles is showing interest in crafts, as well.

A little while ago the folks at Michael’s asked if Bubbles and I would like to attend their fun annual Passport to Imagination series as their guest this summer.  This year Michael’s has partnered with seven of North America’s best museums to create a museum road trip.  Each day, kids will experience culture through crafts with projects inspired by world-class museum exhibits.

Butterfly Crafts at the Michaels Passport to Imagination Program

Last week was the kick-off week and each class – held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – celebrated the Field Museum of Chicago.  Based on the projects I saw listed for the week, I decided to take Bubbles to the Friday class.  When she found out that we were going to be making butterflies and treefrogs she was super-excited. Continue reading »