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“I’m sharing things I clean with a pressure washer as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #ZepSocialstars”

In just a few weeks, school will be out and summer break will be here. I will be back to having all three energetic boys in the house all day long. That’s more fun activities, more planning, and less time I am going to have to do other things. Which means I need to make sure I have all my spring cleaning tasks completed beforehand.

Spring Cleaning Outdoors - Things to Clean with a Pressure Washer #ZepSocialstars

I’m talking about my dog’s healthy lifestyle and serving her Cesar® home delights™ as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #CesarHomeDelights

Two years ago, even though we were talking about getting a puppy, I often talked myself out of it. At the time the boys were 1, 2, & 3 years old. How would we find a dog that would be good with little kids? Even more, could I handle the care for a new pup? A dog would be a sixth family member, so we went back and forth almost weekly deciding if it was the right time.

Our Healthy Happy Dog #CesarHomeDelights

“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Holstein Housewares. I received product samples to facilitate this post well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Cooking for a family of 5 (which includes 3 growing boys) means spending a lot of time in the kitchen. It means coming up with fun family-friendly meals and desserts for all to enjoy. It also means trying to get the food on the table in a timely fashion because the kids are always hungry and it always “takes forever” to make. One way to eliminate all this is getting the kids to help out in the kitchen.

Vanilla Mini Donuts Recipe

Compensation was provided by Mott’s via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mott’s.

The volume that things change before, after, and during kids is extraordinary. That is why I think it’s important not to judge someone when you don’t know their situation. Of course, you never know how you would truly handle situations until you go through them.

Car Snacks & Meals - Just Keeping it Real

I’m sharing the easiest way to get rid of garbage odors with Zep Garbage Odor Eliminator as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #ZepSocialstars

Here in the wonderful Midwest, the last week has finally started to feel like spring. It gets me in the mood to open the windows, get some fresh air in the house, and start deep cleaning. I have been organizing closets, going through boxes that have been stashed since we moved (shhh, that was over 3 years ago), and trying to get rid of things that haven’t been used in years.

The Easiest Way to Eliminate Garbage Odors #ZepSocialstars

This post about identity theft is sponsored by LifeLock. All opinions are my own. 

Sometimes my husband tells me I am ‘too nice’ or ‘too trusting’ and he could be right. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt typically. I have a hard time understanding how people take advantage of others so often. How some people can goes as far as swiping your whole identity and causing endless problems. I just don’t get it.


Compensation was provided by Nestle Pure Life via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nestle Pure Life.

When I was pregnant with my first born, I remember reading countless books and articles about being a mom. Of course, it was hard to really understand any of it until I went through the situations firsthand. When the kids said their first words and started repeating everything we said, I started to connect with the importance of leading by example.

Leading By Example - A Healthy Lifestyle #healthyhydratedhappy