May 022014

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Global Influence.

When I was growing up, watching baseball with my father was one of my favorite things to do.  If you lived in Maine, you were a Red Sox fan by default, so my entire family (minus me, the Yankees defector) watched pretty much every game.  We even drove to Boston for games at Fenway now and then, and the minor league games in the southern part of the state.

Father's Day Gift Ideas and the Target and Dove Men+Care Baseball Sweepstakes #DOVEALLSTARDAD

A lot of father’s enjoy baseball, and if a father figure in your life does, as well, then you need to head over and enter the sweepstakes from Target and Dove Men+Care.  Create a quick video – either using Instagram or directly on the sweepstakes website – and using #DOVEALLSTARDAD as your hashtag.  Instagram videos can be up to 15 seconds long, and ones submitted directly can be up to 30 seconds.  But hurry – the submission period closes on May 4th. Continue reading »

Dec 042013

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Rubbermaid Bento Organizers but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HolidayBento

Are you done your holiday shopping yet?  Not me!  I feel so behind this year, because normally right about now I’m just crossing a stocking stuffer or two off my list to finish up, but this year I’m not even 50% done.

I found myself shopping at Target the other day, trying to knock a few things off of Ashley’s wish list.  She’s already secured a teaching job, so after graduation in the spring, she’ll be moving a few hours away where she’ll have her very first apartment.  Target gift cards were on her list as she knows they carry lots of great items for home decoration and storage plus items to stock her kitchen.

Rubbermaid Bento Organizers at Target #HolidayBento #PMedia

While wandering around the home department I came across the Rubbermaid Bento Organizers.  I was immediately drawn to their design; we have a chair with a similar pattern.  After taking a few minutes to examine them more closely, I was also impressed with the actual construction.  The interior pockets flex to accommodate the items, letting you create just the right size and shape compartments for what you’re storing. Continue reading »

Jun 232013

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Goldfish Puffs.  All opinions and words are 100% mine.

Finding snacks that the whole family will enjoy can be a bit tough.  This is especially true when you’re talking about a mix of toddlers and teens.  Pureed fruit and vegetable pouches don’t do a lot for Austin and protein bars aren’t exactly appropriate for Bubbles.

Goldfish Puffs at Target - Great Snack for the Whole Family #makeitgopuff

However the other day I was shopping at my second home – Target – and I saw a new addition in the snack aisle.  Goldfish Puffs.  Now, I’ve tried a lot of Goldfish crackers.  I remember eating them as a kid, myself, and with having a toddler they’re a staple in our house.  We buy the original, cheddar, multi-color, graham, pretzel – all kinds, really.  But Goldfish Puffs weren’t something I had even heard of before.  You can see our whole day of shopping at Target. Continue reading »

Jun 052012

Our bed sort of looks like a pillow factory exploded all over it.  Not that we use all of the pillows, we’ve just sort of acquired them over time as we search for “the” pillow to use.  The ones we use each night are the ones we’ve most been able to tolerate but “the” pillow has always alluded us, which is unfortunate because getting a decent night’s sleep when you have a baby or toddler is already a challenge.

Bare Fieldcrest Luxury Pillow

Having recently had the opportunity, however, to try the new Fieldcrest Luxury Pillows featuring DACRON Memory Fiber I can honestly say my personal search for “the” pillow is over.  I laid my head on it before even slipping it into our pillow cases and it was so incredibly soft, thanks to the 300 thread count cotton sateen stripe cover.  The pillows themselves are hypoallergenic and machine-washable (a huge plus!).

Fieldcrest Luxury Pillow With DARCON Memory Fiber

From the very first night we slept on them I have experienced a noticeable improvement in the quality of my sleep.  It’s just so darn comfortable!  The pillows are large enough that they cradled my head with plenty of space on all sides.  You know those stress-relief squeeze balls that feel like they’re filled with a thick gel?  The pillow kind of reminded me of that.  When I woke up the next morning I could see where the pillow had formed itself to my sleep position.  It quickly poofed back up and filled the pillow case, though.

The pillows will launch exclusively at Target and this month.  When they do they will retail at less than half the price of most natural down pillows!  Soft, easy to clean, affordable, and – most importantly – comfortable.  Now if only we could find a mattress that’s as comfortable as these pillows…

I received pillows in order to facilitate my review.  No additional compensation was received and all opinions, as always, are 100% that of myself and my family.