Mexican Skillet Quinoa

Spoonful of Mexican skillet quinoa

This shop featuring a Mexican skillet quinoa recipe has been compensated by Albertsons. All opinions are mine alone. #StockUpOnPace #CollectiveBias #JewelOsco I first discovered quinoa several years ago. And I was boring with it. I used it as a side dish, cooking it in chicken stock with dried parsley, which was delicious. And so I […]

Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies

Bite of Chocolate covered raisin cookie

These chocolate covered raisin cookies turned into an amazing recipe that even my raisin hating husband has been gobbling down – to the point that I had to make a second batch for Little Miss because the first batch “disappeared” without a trace. It’s fall, so of course I’m in full spring cleaning mode. Really. […]

How To Make A Duct Tape Pouch

Stick Poise Impressa in your duct tape pouch

This post sharing how to make a duct tape pouch has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. You must be 21+ years old to try Poise Impressa Bladder Supports. #LifeAfterLeaks #CollectiveBias Click here to pin this tutorial on how to make a duct tape pouch. I’m at a […]

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Cup of homemade pumpkin spice latte

Yes, yesterday was National Coffee Day, not today. But… as a brilliant friend of mine put it, every day is national coffee day. And besides, did I mention homemade pumpkin spice creamer? Anything pumpkin is fitting right about now, isn’t it? Yes, I’ve bought my share of pumpkin spice lattes, and while they have a great […]

Sprint Direct 2 You For Easy Upgrades

LG G4 cool features and cool phone

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review of Sprint’s Direct 2 You and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions are my own. #MoveForward #SprintMom Tell me I’m not alone. Every time I see my mom, she hands […]

Busy Blogger Solutions

CoSchedule provides Busy Blogger Solutions to help grow and maintain your audience. They offer a two week free trial so you can check it out for yourself, with no credit card needed for that trial. Why aren't you using it? See how simple it is with this tutorial.

Full disclosure: I have and use CoSchedule. By writing this post reviewing it, I receive a discount on my subscription. If you sign up using my CoSchedule referral link, I get an additional discount. All opinions shared are my own. So here’s the thing. I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. Right? That is not […]

Proof That Teachers Matter

Thank yous as proof that teachers matter

There are a variety of opinions about teachers. They are underpaid. They’re overpaid and lazy. They only work part of the year. They are there just for the paycheck. And then there’s the teachers who make a difference in our lives. My husband is a teacher. He shared with me today an email that he […]

How To Improve Your Sponsored Content

Making working with blog networks work for you SoFab and Collective Bias

I was chosen as a VIP to attend SoFabU on the Road. A conference ticket, one night hotel and a car was provided to me by Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #SoFabUOTR #CollectiveBias I love attending blog conferences partly for the amazing knowledge I gain. I recently had the joy of attending […]

How To Teach Kids To Pack School Lunches

Required lunch items include a protein, a fruit, and a vegetable of some sort

This post on how to teach kids to pack school lunches is part of my ambassadorship with Stonyfield Farms where I receive periodic product samples and compensation. All opinions remain my own as a Stonyfield blogger however. Pretty much everyone I know is back to school, and somehow the school year is even more hectic […]

LEGO® Star Wars™ Droid Tales

LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales Naboo Starfighter

Have you checked out LEGO® Star Wars™s Droid Tales yet? Here’s why you want to! I am of the Star Wars generation. Yet somehow (shhh!) I never saw any of the movies until I had graduated college and a former boyfriend sat me down to watch them. I wasn’t about to make the same mistake […]