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Chocolate Almond Crunch Energy Bites #WhenImHungry

This SNICKERS® shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry. No really, I might look all friendly and stuff, but come on over sometime when I don't have any snacks in the house. Especially during race training. It's Ferrigno, times ten. (Oops, did I just give up my age with the Ferrigno thing?) Does it ever happen to you? It starts out innocently enough, with a ... [read more]

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Free Shutterfly Photo Book and More (March 2015 Promo Codes)

This post contains affiliate links. So, when I asked on Facebook if my readers were interested in Shutterfly promotions, the answer was a resounding "Yes!", so here goes! Now through 3/23/15, ALL customers qualify for 1 free 8x8 photo book or a $29.99 credit for larger size with promo code 1FREEBOOK. Looking to cut costs on upcoming Mother's Day gifts without cutting the thought behind them? If so, you're in luck this week as Shutterfly is giving away 1 free 20-page 8x8 photo book ... [read more]

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Calling All Wafflers: Bring On Brunch with an Easy Waffle Bar #EggoWaffleBar

This easy breakfast idea has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias I may be a little slow to catch on sometimes, but the important things seem to get through eventually. Like this past weekend, when I realized that my kids just don't care if I spend hours slaving away in the kitchen, and most of my family would rather have peaceful time with me than watch me stress out for hours about details. So, on Sunday ... [read more]

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Snapple and Snacking: Cinnamon & Curry Honey-Roasted Chickpea Recipe #TeaStraightUp

This post about the Best Stuff on Earth and roasted chickpea recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #teastraightup #CollectiveBias Have I mentioned that I've gotten back into hitting the gym at least 4 times a week? Have I also mentioned that since I started spinning again, I'm hungry ALL. THE. TIME.? It's unreal how much I want to snack these days, and with a donut shop right across the street from the gym, I could be in serious ... [read more]

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Kids’ Reading Room Makeover Inspiration with Carpet One #InspiredHome

This carpet and flooring shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspiredHome #CollectiveBias Longtime ABCGP readers might know that this past year has been pretty chaotic at our house. Tons of flood damage, the loss of our basement, and the death of the (awful) green shag carpet that lived on our basement bathroom walls. Now that the ground is thawing, we're looking forward to bringing in a backhoe to dig up the pipes in our yard ... [read more]

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Snack Hack: Buried Berries with New EDY’S® Frozen Custard #FrozenCustardTime

This "more fruits and veggies matter" tip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FrozenCustardTime #CollectiveBias Happy Ice Cream Week! OK. So it's not really Ice Cream Week. Not nationally, anyway. Just here. I would blame it on today's warm weather or that breakfast banana split I made, but really, I'm just obsessed. I always have been. As a kid, long Sunday drives for ice cream were a very special thing. In fact, when I wasn't ... [read more]

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Snickers-almond-energy-bites

Chocolate Almond Crunch Energy Bites #WhenImHungry

This SNICKERS® shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry. No really, I might look all friendly and stuff, but come on over ... [read more]

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Calling All Wafflers: Bring On Brunch with an Easy Waffle Bar #EggoWaffleBar

This easy breakfast idea has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias I may be a little slow to catch on sometimes, but the important things seem to get through ... [read more]

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Moving On Up: Muslin and Baby Milestones!

Thanks to aden + anais for softening the blow of our latest milestone with muslin swaddle blankets for our review.  I started last week knowing that I should be writing a post to rave about our new aden + anais cotton muslin swaddle blankets. But then life took over and our week went bananas, as… [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… [read more]

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Easy Button Board Toddler and Preschooler Activity

This post contains affiliate links. Hey, you know what’s really fun to play with? (Hint: it’s not the big toys that my kids found under the tree last month.) What’s really fun is making a robot out of an old box. Or yelling into a paper towel roll. Or banging on a pot with a spoon. I think… [read more]

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Kitchen Hack: How to Keep Your Tablet Safe and Clean in the Kitchen #IntelTablets

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. The countdown to Christmas is getting super short, and my holiday baking has only just begun! I have so much catching up to do, but it’s been… [read more]

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