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Join Me Today at 1pm EST for the Banana Boat #BBBestSummer Twitter Party

June 30, 2014 1 Comment

“I wrote this post to help promote Mom Central’s #BBBestSummer Twitter Party. I received a promotional item as a thank you for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.”

As a Banana Boat Ambassador, I have been sharing all lots of great products and summer tips this month. We want to have the Best Summer Ever, while making sure our skin is protected. Today, lets chat about summertime fun that the whole family enjoys plus have a chance to win awesome prizes!

#BBBestSummer Twitter PartyDate: Today, Monday, June 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Moderator: @MomCentral
Brand Participants: @BananaBoat
Party Hashtag: #BBBestSummer
Prizes: In total, two pre-party winners and six party winners will be randomly selected to receive $50 Amazon gift codes. Party participant prize winners will be announced every ten minutes. Prize rules will be housed on the Mom Central blog. Official prize rules can be viewed here:


For more information and details, click here.


Tweet me if you join, @NiftyMom and I hope to ‘see’ you there!


The Project: IMMERSIVE FITNESS – A New Level of Group Fitness

June 28, 2014 No Comments

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

Fitness and health are pretty important to me. Not only is it best for my well-being, it puts me in a better mood. There’s nothing like finishing a run or workout routine, sweating like crazy, gasping for air, and smiling through it the whole time. Okay, well not the whole time.

Immersive Fitness

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Summer Family Time – Enjoying the Outdoors

June 27, 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.”

I love doing those ‘girly’ things. You know, laying out by the pool, going shopping, getting my hair and nails done, then going shopping some more. That’s how my days were scheduled almost every single day. Then I became a mom. A boy mom to three adventurous daredevils.


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It’s Time for Swimming Season and Summer Legs

June 18, 2014 1 Comment

As I prep for swimming season, I’m sharing my goal for summer legs as part of a #SummerizeYourLegs campaign. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. 

It only took one day back from our beach vacation for the boys to start talking about going to the pool. And by talking, I mean begging, nagging, and non-stop asking me about it. They just enjoyed a week at a vacation home on the beach, but I guess that isn’t good enough for the little ones. They needed more water time. I think the beach reminded them of all the fun we had last year at the pool.

Summerizing Legs for Pool Season #SummerizeYourLegs #shop

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When Doing Dishes and Skin Care Collide + DIY Oatmeal Face Mask

June 15, 2014 34 Comments

“This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dawn. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.” 

I am one of those people that enjoy cleaning. I may complain about it sometimes or get so busy it becomes overwhelming, but once I start cleaning, I can go at it all day. Call me strange if you’d like, but it’s not really a bad thing, right?


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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?