It’s a Dog’s Life Sticker Book #giveaway ends 8/4

Disclosure: I received this book from Parragon Books. Opinions shared are mine.

Our dog is sweet and spoiled.  We treat her like a princess!  Right now, she’s snuggled on her special spot in the camper.  She thinks she is my third child and, to an extent, she’s right.  She’s very pampered.  She doesn’t have a bad life!

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Sustainability Made Simple book + bag #WWHop2017 #giveaway

Unless you’ve been hiding under a moss-covered rock, you have probably tried at least one way to “go green” in the past few years.  Most of us have reached an awareness about reusing items, recycling, and reducing our footprint. Disclosure: I received a Growing a Green Family pack, too. Opinions shared are mine.  In the book Sustainability Made Simple, readers can consider some really do-able action steps to raising an environmentally aware family. [Read more…]

Get Kids Crafting With The Sock Monkey Kit #giveaway ends 8/1

Disclosure: I received this kit from Parragon Books. Opinions shared are mine.

Like many moms, I have a box that contains treasures my children made when they were small.  Inside, you’d find handprint portraits, colored masterpieces, and assorted Christmas ornaments.

Thank you, daycare, for teaching my kids how to craft.

I didn’t receive the crafting gene, so I depend on other people to make it easier for me.  Even Pinterest isn’t enough; I need a boxed set with instructions.  Thankfully, Craft Factory exists.  Take this kit for example — it contains most of the supplies you’d  need to create a Sock Monkey! [Read more…]

Keepsake Coloring tin + books, pencils #giveaway

Disclosure: Thanks to Parragon for sending me this set; opinions shared are mine.

My sister has a beautiful tin collection. She’s so creative about using tins around her home to store household items.  I love seeing the newest ways she’ll use them.  Beautiful keepsake coloring tins are so versatile.  While this tin currently holds a set of gorgeous coloring pages and pencils, it can also hold artwork or important papers later. [Read more…]

Beauty and the Beast $20 Amazon gift card #giveaway #rwm #AlohaHop

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When I tell people I’m a teacher, they often say, “Oh, you’re so lucky to have the summers off.”  YES, I am!  Teaching is mentally and physically exhausting, and the summer months really do help me to unwind.  During the summer, I become a real person again. The working mom side of me doesn’t dominate.  I get to have fun with my own children, read books I craved all year, and go without makeup for days on end.  Now that it’s the end of summer and time to get back to school, the race is on! I have to do all the things!  We’d been planning to see the new Beauty and the Beast, but didn’t get a chance until last week.  We went to the $3 movie theater in Johnson City, TN. 

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Sea of Cash $150 Paypal #giveaway open WW INT – ends 7/31

My laptop has been very good to me.  Though it’s not top of the line, and it doesn’t have fancy extras like a numerical keypad, it connects to the internet.  If you have access to the web, you have the potential to win a sea of cash using your computer and a few extra minutes!  Here are a few ways your laptop can earn you some cash, too.  This post contains my referral links, and I may earn a bonus if you use my links.  [Read more…]

5 FREE Ways We Have Summer Fun #giveaway ends 7/26 US

Disclosure: I am an NCircle Entertainment blogger and receive DVDs for review. Opinions shared are mine. Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the Summer Fun Event are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.

Summer is my favorite season because I get to enjoy 10 weeks off with my kids!  After the first week, though, our togetherness starts to make me a little weary.  It’s challenging to find activities that are engaging for the kids yet won’t break the bank.  Here are some ways we find summer fun for free!  [Read more…]

Hover: Revolt of Gamers virtual parkour game

Disclosure: I received a STEAM code to review this game. Opinions shared are mine.

My kids are big gamers.  Our family is fairly conservative, and I don’t usually allow the kids to play games that are rated Teen or above. The problem is that so many games have strong language, violence, mature content, and so on.   Therefore, it’s a constant challenge to find games that appeal to the kids but don’t seem babyish.  When I was invited to check out Hover : Revolt of Gamers, it seemed like it was the perfect game for my family! [Read more…]

Buying a car is a family activity #ad #CarsCom

 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.  

When we’re on the road, our family plays a travel game.  We look for yellow vehicles, which have different values based on type.  When you find one, you have to shout, “Yellow car!”  If it’s a truck, it’s worth more points.  A bus is the highest value.  You’d be surprised how many yellow cars we now notice after playing this game!  Finding cars can be really fun, and the whole family can get involved.  A great resource like Cars.com can make all the difference.  In 19 years of marriage, my husband and I have bought and sold 15 cars.  We’ve spent more than our fair share of time doing car research!  [Read more…]

BEYBLADE BURST event at Ovation Brands restaurants #TastyTreats2017 #giveaway ends 7/2

Disclosure: I received a Beyblade package for posting. Opinions shared are mine.

Our kids love Family Night at Ryan’s, but they’re ecstatic about the Beyblade Blast promotion!  We received an Ovation Brands promotional package that includes the Beyblade Blasts Epic Battles Set (2 launchers, 2 tops, and stadium) and 4 free meal tickets.  One lucky reader will receive the same package!  [Read more…]

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