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Banana Boat – It’s Always in My Bag

June 11, 2014 No Comments

“I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

We like to spend a lot of time outdoors and I feel responsible to protect my family’s skin. The sun can be brutal, especially if we are outside for long periods of time. To ensure their skin is protected, I turn to a variety of Banana Boat products. Which is why I am excited to announce that I am a Banana Boat Best Summer Ever Ambassador!

Banana Boat - It's Always In My Bag #BBBestSummerEver

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A Collection of 15 Frozen Treat Recipes Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

June 1, 2014 No Comments

I am sharing my collection of frozen treat recipes as a sponsored post with All opinions are my own.

We love spending the summer days outside, but it doesn’t take long to get brought down by the scorching heat. As the temperature starts to rise this month, the need for cool foods begins to increase. It’s the time that frozen treats are a constant staple on my weekly recipe list.

Check out 15 Fabulous Frozen Treats for Summertime

by Samantha King at

While serving ice cream can be satisfying enough for my little ones, I like to change it up with different frozen treats. I put together a collection of frozen treat recipes on that will be perfect for cooling off this summer. From ice cream cakes to popcicles to frozen fruit, all 15 recipes are sure to please the kids. The collection includes Oreo Madness Frozen Dessert, Cake Batter Pudding PopsFrozen Grasshoppers With Mint Fudge Sauce, and many more.

Click the collection above to view them on Foodie and while you are there, look around to find more great recipes and collections.

What is your favorite frozen treat?


A Family Weekend Getaway at Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark in Branson, MO

May 29, 2014 1 Comment

We were provided with a two-night stay at Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark in Branson, MO. All opinions are my own. 

Years and years ago, my husband and I loved going on road trips and traveling. Three kids later, those things seemed nearly impossible and honestly, quite intimidating. How could we sanely manage three kids under the age of 4 in unknown territory? How would we survive? However, this year I knew the impossible had to be conquered.

Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark in Branson, MO

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Online Shopping Got Even Easier with #AmazonCart

May 26, 2014 5 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias.

It’s true, every single room in my house holds at least one product that came from shopping online. I have never denied my love for shopping on the web. There’s something about the ease of finding new or everyday products and comparing prices without leaving the house. It can be rough getting around a store with three little ones some days. Having products arrive at my doorstep saves a lot of time and eliminates those not-so-fun in-store tantrums.

Shopping Online with #AmazonCart #shop

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Patriotic Flag Petits Fours Dessert

May 25, 2014 1 Comment

This patriotic petits fours recipe is a #SLSweetTreats sponsored post for Sara Lee. All opinions are my own.

Memorial day quickly approached and soon it will be The Fourth of July. It makes me think about all the great heroes that serve our country. It makes me proud to be a Marine’s sister and the wife to an incredible man who served in the Navy. Each year, I like to make a patriotic dessert for our celebrations as a tasty treat.

Patriotic Petits Fours #SLSweetTreats

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Slimming Down for our Beach Vacation and Swimsuit Season

May 20, 2014 2 Comments

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim

This month sure has been the busiest so far this year. Every weekend booked, countless deadlines to meet, and family-time made. With all the hectic things going on, I started sacrificing some of my ‘me time’. My biggest regret lately: leaving out my 30 minute workout.

Getting Beach-Ready with Slimfast #14daystoslim

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5 Tips to Ease Weeknight Cooking

May 10, 2014 No Comments

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GE Appliances. The opinions and text are all mine.

As much as I love cooking for my family, some evenings it seems impossible to get dinner on the table. Even on those days, I do what I can to make sure we enjoy dinner as a family. Even though my boys are still young, family dinner together is important. No matter how busy we are, or how tired I am, we will have dinner at the table together.

5 Tips to East Weeknight Cooking

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