Project Mom Giveaway!

Project Mom Giveaway

Project Mom provided me with tickets to give to you my lovely readers and tickets for myself as well. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Onward to the Project Mom giveaway! Have you heard of Project Mom? Project Mom is a conference for moms who want to be inspired and rejuvenated while relishing some much needed "me" time and getting ideas and resources to help become an even better mom. The event is September 27-28 at the Courtyard Marriott in Allen, … [Read more...]

DIY Cork Photo Display (& how to print Instagram photos!)

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 their client. All opinions are my own. Read along to learn how to print Instagram photos and create a simple cork mat to display your photos. After we got back from our trip to Surfside Beach in July, I really wanted to display some of the cute photos from our vacation. So I decided to create a cork photo display to show off my … [Read more...]

JBF Mckinney is Coming Up!

JBF McKinney

This post was sponsored by JBF McKinney. All opinions are my own, and, as you know, I honestly love and attend kids consignment sales all the time! The Just Between Friends consignment sale was the first kids consignment sale I ever attended. Back when we lived in Minnesota and I was first pregnant with Jaye, my friend Laura and I went to the First Time Moms presale event at a JBF sale. I had heard that JBF was the place to go when you had kids, but I didn't know what to expect. So I showed up … [Read more...]

Veggie Chips Taste Testing, Chips with #GiantFlavor

Veggie Chips

Everybody loves chips. Or maybe not--maybe there is some crazy chip-hater out there... But not me. I love chips. So I was excited to get to try Green Giant's new veggie chips: Roasted Veggie Garden Ranch Tortilla Chips and Multigrain Barbeque Sweet Potato Chips. I was so eager to try them that I waited until Jaye was fast asleep at nap today to open the bag. Mama didn't want to share. My favorite of the two veggie chips was the Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips.The texture and crunch of the … [Read more...]

Eating My Words on Screen Time #NetflixFamilies

Netflix Families

This post was sponsored by Netflix. Netflix Families makes summer easier. I have to admit, this summer, Jaye has definitely had more screen time than ever before. It's one of those things about which I think everyone eats their own words. Before you have kids, you have big aspirations. Your future child will never watch t.v. or videos. Your future child will not even know who those obnoxious t.v. characters are. Your future child will play only with wooden toys and … [Read more...]

How Much Money Can You Save at Kids Consignment Sales?

Save Money at Kids Consignment Sales

JBF Fort Worth provided me with a gift certificate for myself and one for a reader as compensation for my time and work on this post about how to save money at kids consignment sales! However, all opinions are my own honest thoughts, and I do actually shop at the JBF Fort Worth sale, even without a gift certificate! I buy most of Jaye's clothes at big kids consignment sales. I like that I can do all the shopping in one big batch each season. Everyone knows you save money at kids consignment … [Read more...]

Creating a Backyard Oasis with Snapple Half and Half #Snapple5050 #cbias

Snapple Half and Half

This post is a sponsored post written by me as a member of Collective Bias on behalf of Snapple Half and Half. All opinions are 100% mine. I received monetary compensation for my time and work, but was happy to enjoy drinking Snapple Half and Half while relaxing in our new backyard! When we moved into our new house, we were really excited about the back porch and the thought of relaxing there enjoying some nice weather. But for awhile it wasn't very comfortable. Last weekend, I finally took the … [Read more...]

Making 3 Day Potty Training Fun with Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes

3 day potty training tips

These 3 Day Potty Training tips are part of a sponsored post written by me as a member of Collective Bias and Cottonelle. All opinions are 100% mine. I received monetary compensation for my time and work, but was happy to use Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes while potty training! Last Thursday, I officially started potty training Jaye and decided to use the 3 Day Potty Training Method because I figured it would be best to just go for it, like ripping off a band-aid. So I read the book and made … [Read more...]

TV Safety and Sanus TV Wall Mount #Giveaway

TV Wall Mount

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sanus TV Wall Mount. All opinions are 100% mine. In compensation for my time and work, I received one Sanus TV wall mount for myself and one to give away to my readers! When we first moved into our previous home, I transformed an old bench from an antique mall into a unique TV stand. But there were always a few things I still wanted to improve about our TV set-up. I've always wanted to have our TV mounted on the wall and eliminate the clutter … [Read more...]

Making Friends and Gevalia Coffee

It's been a year since we moved to Texas (almost). That's kind of hard to believe. We've done a lot in that year, and one of the things we've really been focusing on is making new friends. It can be especially hard to make friends in a totally new city and as a grown-up. Since most of the people you meet are already set in their friend group, and have plans for their weekend nights, I feel like it falls to the newbies to really be the ones to reach out and initiate friendships. Which is … [Read more...]