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Will you help me raise $1000 to empower young women? #JohnsonvilleSponsors

This post was sponsored by Global Influence. Oh, I'm SO excited about this post I don't even know where to start! Blogging has brought me some fun opportunities in the past, but this might be my favorite yet...but I need your help. Would you donate a click, a like and a share if I told you it could help change a young girl's life? Let me explain... I'm working with a group called Global Influence, who chose me to do this post. They introduced me to PearUp.com, a sponsorship site that ... [read more]

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Kids Sports Are Coming (Somebody Hold Me) #AflacSweeps #ad

Until now, my kids have been too young for organized sports. But the time is coming. My son has been talking about karate, soccer, baseball. Plus, he's a serious climber with no fear. For a mom like me, who gets a knot in her stomach at the thought of her kids jumping in leaf piles (what if there's a stick!?) sports injury anxiety is a very real thing. No parent likes to think about their children getting hurt, but I'm not the "Chin up!" sort. I freak a little at small cuts and bruises ... [read more]

Recipes

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Friday Night is Family Night! #HossomeBurgerFest

Ever since my husband and I started dating, Friday night has been restaurant night. Fancy, casual, bar atmosphere, whatever happened to strike our Friday fancy...as long as it didn't require me cooking. Of course, when our kids came along, we had to ... [read more]

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Halloween Spiderweb Quesadilla with Black Olive Spiders

Olives are fun food. One of my clearest memories as a kid is sitting at the Thanksgiving table with a big black olive on each of my ten fingers, waving them around happily as my mom tried to get me to eat anything else. (It didn't work. I just ate ... [read more]

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Family & Parenting

kissleaves

Kids Sports Are Coming (Somebody Hold Me) #AflacSweeps #ad

Until now, my kids have been too young for organized sports. But the time is coming. My son has been talking about karate, soccer, baseball. Plus, he’s a serious climber with no fear. For a mom like me, who gets a knot in her stomach at the thought of her kids jumping in leaf piles… [read more]

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Why Kitchen Toys are the Best Toys! (and Free Recipe Card Printable for Kids)

This shop about the Target Toy Emporium has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Just when I thought I couldn’t love Target anymore, they’ve introduced their new Toy Emporium. Be still my toy-lovin’ heart. What’s the Target Toy Emporium? Only the BEST place to get all the… [read more]

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Reviews

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Will you help me raise $1000 to empower young women? #JohnsonvilleSponsors

This post was sponsored by Global Influence. Oh, I’m SO excited about this post I don’t even know where to start! Blogging has brought me some fun opportunities in the past, but this might be my favorite yet…but I need your help. Would you donate a click, a like and a share if I told… [read more]

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The year was 1986… #PeeweesPlayhouse

This post was brought to you by Shout Factory who provided a media sample to facilitate my review. It was 1986. I was a Long Island girl with important things on my mind, like Duran Duran, purple eyeshadow and Stiff Stuff hairspray. Looming overheard? A move to Central Pennsylvania right before the start of my freshman… [read more]

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Crafts & DIY

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Five Dollar Halloween Bat Tree Centerpiece

What do you do when your kid asks for Halloween decorations on a week when you’re flat busted broke? You head to the Dollar Tree and you make something COOL. Yup, I was down to about 5 dollars. Seriously. Freelance life has its perks, but getting paid on time isn’t one of them. But I… [read more]

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5-Minute Mustache Pumpkins

This post was brought to you by DollarTree.com. I love love love decorating for Halloween, and my favorite part is pumpkin carving. If I had my way, we’d have our whole property decorated with all the different funky, bumpy varieties available. The only problem? There’s no time for all that. Plus, holy mess. So this… [read more]

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