Made With Love | Straga Personalize Cutting Boards

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I love to cook for my family and I usually make each meal from scratch. This method calls for more fresh ingredients and numerous steps. It also calls for the most important ingredient as well: Love. It is an ingredient so delicious and satisfying that no meal is complete without it. When I cook for my friends and family, I put everything I have into preparing, cooking, and serving the … [Read more...]

Hearty Ham & Potato Shepards Pie | Bear Creek Kitchens Soup Mix

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As everyone who reads Jennsblahblahblog probably knows, we love food. Creating new recipes, cooking up a storm with the kids, making a wholesome and delicious meal for everyone. That's what makes me so excited in the evenings and when I get a chance to create something new I'm on it. I received Bear Creek Kitchens different soup mixes and wanted to come up with something unique and out of … [Read more...]

Be Safe with SafetyTat

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The safety of your child is the most important thing in the world.  Keep them safe and happy with SafetyTat.  Be Safe with SafetyTat  One of the most fun times I can remember as a child is when we used to get tattoos inside a box of candied popcorn and peanuts.  I can remember fighting with my brothers and sister over these temporary tattoos.  Now, I have not … [Read more...]

Baby Gear With The Technological Advantages Of Silicone.

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I love Baby Fashion...and I love shopping, the two go hand in hand for me!! Well, I recently came across super cool, baby gear with the technological advantages of silicone! WHAT? SILICONE you ask?? Yes indeed, silicone! I have done away with most of our little Miss Novalee's cloth, plastic bibs because for one, their ugly, worn, stained and secondly they are useless since we have started to use … [Read more...]

18 Life Hacks For Busy Moms

Life Hacks For Busy Moms

There are so many great life hacks for busy moms.  With four children, a husband, dogs, cats, rabbits, and everyone else who needs this or wants help with that, I’m a busy mom who’s had to learn to maximize her time and is still always looking for life hacks to save me time and make things easier.  I'm excited to share a few of my favorite life hacks with you in this post sponsored by … [Read more...]

9 Benefits Of Keeping Your Kids Happy, Healthy & Active With Yoga!

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Being parents we know that kids are physically active and love to move around. The best benefits Of keeping your kids healthy, happy & active is through some kind of indoor/outdoor recreation. I love taking my kids to the park and watching them tear around, having fun on the playground. I also know that as kids grow it can be challenging to get them enough daily indoor/outdoor activity, … [Read more...]

If You’re A Jewelry Lover, You’re going To Love Joseph Nogucci!

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I simply love jewelry!! My mom & I both have a designated dresser full of our jewelry!! Out of all my jewelry pieces, my over all favorites are my bracelets. My personal opinion is, bracelets are the perfect accessory for any outfit or occasion, they can be worn with anything from sweat suits to formal ware and even your sexiest lingerie!! I love the empowerment of accessorizing my jewelry and … [Read more...]

Fun Ways To Teach Kids Money Management Skills | CASHFLOW

Fun Ways To Teach Kids About Money

We just finished playing the CASHFLOW Board Game, which made me start thinking about things.  Do you think teaching kids money management skills is a critical part of parenting?  I most certainly do.  I wish the world weren't all about money, but it is, you need money to get a home, car, and stay healthy.   Huge thank you to RichDad who is not only sponsoring this post, … [Read more...]

TYLENOL® #ForWhatMattersMost This Holiday Season

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I have received information about the TYLENOL® For What Matters Most™ campaign from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own.  This is a sponsored post. When you think of Christmas, or whatever it is your family celebrates this time of year, what stands out to you? What traditions do you hold so dear that you would never … [Read more...]

Take the Tech Timeout Challenge this Holiday

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Forester’s Tech Timeout through Sverve. Regardless, all opinions are still 100% my own. Everyone’s heard the stories. When I grew up there was one telephone in the house. It was in the kitchen, and you shared a party line with the neighbors. If you went out to dinner, or just went outside, you were unreachable. Today everyone has a smartphone attached to … [Read more...]

Reasons To Take Part In The Great American Milk Drive

Reasons to take part in The Great American Milk Drive

We all know the Christmas is coming, but do you know how you’re going to help a family in need?  Maybe you have heard of The Great American Milk Drive?  If not, it’s kind of cool, and I am excited to share it with you because it’s a great way that we can all give back without leaving your chair.  What is The Great American Milk Drive? If you follow me, you have likely read my post … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why We Love Family Game Night!

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We are a real close knit family and do just about everything together. We love Family game night, there's nothing better than being able to drop everything about the day, turn off the telly, put away all the technical devices and having a blast spending quality time together as a family. Board games are a favorite in our home its a major plus when you get one that the whole family can enjoy. We … [Read more...]

The Top 4 Best Selling Holiday Gifts For 2014 From Ideavillage!

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Every year I look forward to our holiday gift guide and this year I have the top 4 best-selling  holiday gifts for 2014 from ideavillage and I know your going to love each one! I so enjoy sharing with all of you our wonderful, personal, holiday favorite stories, idea's and recipes, along with the best-selling innovative products out on the market today. We all love to save money especially … [Read more...]

So, Where Do You Find A Great Stocking Stuffer?

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If you are anything like our family then hanging & stuffing the stockings are the main event on Christmas eve!! So, where do you find a great stocking stuffer? The answer my friends is simple, The Container Store!! Who would have thought The Container Store would be your "go to" place for all your stocking stuffing needs and more? Well they are!! As you know, stockings, when properly stuffed, … [Read more...]

Bring Back Game Night with The Game Chef #Gift Guide

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Make time to share the laughs, with Long Story Short by The Game Chef. Bring Back Game Night with The Game Chef #Gift Guide When our daughter was growing up, we had family game night every Friday night.  Actually, we called it our sleepover night because it was the night we all grabbed our sleeping bags and fell asleep watching a movie.  However, it wasn't the movie that made the … [Read more...]

The Best Christmas Present … Ever

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This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Walmart and a campaign for Sverve. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. My childhood was absolutely amazing! Now, I can tell you that when I was a child I certainly didn’t feel that way but now that I am an adult and I am able to look back, without a doubt, it was amazing. In fact, I don’t think it is possible that anyone … [Read more...]

TOTALLY STAIN PROOF

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Who of you has ever been all decked out, ready to go to that party you have been looking forward to only to carelessly spill wine or coffee down the front of yourself?  I’m sure it has happened to us all at one time or another,   An Australian Company called Threadsmiths has invented your basic T Shirt that repels all water based liquids.  YUP! That’s right. Totally stain … [Read more...]

Reasons Family Time Is Important and Nonnegotiable

Reasons Family Time Is Important and Nonnegotiable

I am participating in this campaign as a member of  The Niche Parent Network & Conference in partnership with Mrs. Fields. All opinions are my own. If there is anything I look forward to every single week, it’s our family time.  Typically, we will get together right after my husband gets home from work, make and make a game plan for dinner, and whether we’re going to watch a movie, … [Read more...]

Help Schoola Help Our Schools #schoolasavings

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This is a sponsored post, all opinions are our own.  We LOVE Schoola! I don’t know if you read my post -Why Parents Should Be Involved with Their Child’s Education.  If you didn’t have a chance, be sure to swing by and read it!  Being involved with our children, their education, and life is extremely important.  I count my blessings every single day because I am finally able … [Read more...]

Smithfield Garlic and Herb Pork Stir-Fry Recipe

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I’m a big fan of my husband’s cooking. Not because I don’t like to cook, but because I’m pretty terrible at it (kinda). Boil water? Check. Hot Dogs? Check. Spaghetti? It’s a stretch. Anything more complicated? Hahahahahaha. Not a chance. Family meals like Thanksgiving? I’m usually banned from the kitchen altogether to prevent me from ruining the meal. But I’m trying to learn, when my family lets … [Read more...]