Get Ready for School

Get Ready for School With Mead FiveStar

It’s time to get ready for school everyone!  Every year we have to go shopping for school supplies.  It’s a task most parents hate to love.  When the kids were younger I could get away with buying store brand and generic supplies but as soon as they all started middle school we started purchasing products made by Mead Five Star.   Yes, the kids liked it because they were the “cool” products to have and … Continue Reading...

Sneaking is the new bingeing #MomSneak

Sneaking isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  It can actually be very healthy!  Moms, you know you’re busy and stressed.  The days start running together and sometimes can even be overwhelming.  We, as moms, need our “me time”.  The problem comes when you don’t know when to get that “me time” in.  We have to work it into our day somehow.  That is where the sneaking comes into play.  Whether you hide away in your bathroom … Continue Reading...

Lyss sings Billie Holiday's If You Were Mine

If You Were Mine – Billie Holiday (COVER) by LYSS

If you were mine.  Well, technically, she is mine.  My oldest daughter, Lyss, has a natural gift.  She has many actually, however, this particular gift is one that I wish I could say she got from me, but if you really knew me, you’d know I couldn’t carry a tune to seriously, save my life.  She is an amazing singer and one day I just happen to be stalking her Twitter account (yes, I stalk my … Continue Reading...

Topgolf is entertainment for the whole family!

Just before Father’s Day, I had asked my dad what he wanted to do.  At first, he suggested a picnic where everyone brought their own food and things that they wanted to do so that no one had to do any cleaning or cooking.  Sounded good, but then I suggested Topgolf.  Topgolf is a three-floor outdoor driving range filled with fun for the whole family.  I just figured it would be a great place to … Continue Reading...

Netflix Streaming Time is Literally Anytime

Have you been caught Netflix streaming?  I started binge watching Netflix shows probably about 4 years ago.  I remember binge watching my very first show, Scandal.  As excited as I was, I think I watched it in 3 days.  That was immediately followed by The Gilmore Girls.  Soon, I discovered that I can watch Netflix anytime of the day or night….and be ok with that.  I no longer had to adhere to the limitations that … Continue Reading...

FotoJet Featured Image

FotoJet browser based photo editing app for the win!

I was given the fun opportunity to test out the newest online (disclosure, I did receive a test account in order to facilitate this review) – photo collage, photo editing and graphic design browser-based app from FotoJet.com Right now it is giving all the other photo editing applications that I use a run for their money. This experience has been by far the easiest to learn, navigate, and the options (both standard & upgraded) are … Continue Reading...

GlassesShop.com Provides Style and Quality Eyeglasses!

Disclosure:  I have received the product shown for free to facilitate this review.  All thoughts & opinions are my own.

I have often wondered what it would be like to order my glasses online instead of actually physically walking into a storefront.  I was given the opportunity to test out some glasses from GlassesShop.com and wanted to share that experience with you.  Not being able to physically try them on, I was skeptical.  One of … Continue Reading...

LG Front Load Washer and SideKick are on sale @BestBuy {@LGUS #ad}

When you have older kids the one thing you learn to appreciate is never having to do anyone’s laundry other than your own!  However, that said, with a bigger family comes a longer laundry line.  Someone is always waiting to use the washing machine.  One major game-changing bonus is the LG Front Load Washer and SideKick!  The SideKick provides additional capacity to wash two loads at once! SCORE for LG!

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Updated Simple Umbrella Stand transplanted

Updated: Simple DIY Umbrella Stand

I created a super quick and inexpensive simple DIY umbrella stand after our glass top patio table blew over.  The table left little shards of tempered glass all over my patio!  After that, I decided I did not want to get another glass table top.  We opted for an outdoor love seat, two chairs, and a coffee table.  However, we didn’t have anywhere to put our umbrella.  We have little to no shade in our … Continue Reading...

13 Reasons Why on Netflix

“13 Reasons Why” Shares Unsettling Truths

Wow!  I’m sure by now you have heard concerns relating to the latest Netflix craze.  The Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why” is based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher.  This story goes through the high school life of a teenage girl who ultimately commits suicide.  The character, Hannah, provides the reader with 13 reasons why she felt the need to take her own life.  Each reason introduces a new character … Continue Reading...

Sunshine Sweet Corn from Florida

Sunshine Sweet Corn, Chicken and Rice Skillet

This post was sponsored by Sunshine Sweet Corn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

If there is one food that my entire family eats, it’s corn.  I think my family could eat corn with every meal…no joke.  It’s that one, go-to vegetable that I know if I make, will be eaten.  However, I know good things are coming our way when … Continue Reading...

FLOR Carpet Squares in the Office! {Review}

In 2015 I redecorated my office.  Sounds fun, right?  I did a quick weekend project eliminating “stuff”, reorganizing, and repainting the space.  I didn’t realize how much stuff I actually accumulated either.  My office had become the place where everyone dumped their stuff.  I still have a lot of things on my shelves but I like the look of a full shelf I guess.  It helps with the sound in here.  Let’s go with … Continue Reading...

Last Chance: Remodeling Sales Event @BestBuy

This is a sponsored post.  I’ve been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I had recently purchased (on my own) a Samsung refrigerator and I absolutely love it.  I wish I had waited until this Best Buy remodeling sales event so I can score a better deal.  Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering … Continue Reading...

Remodel your kitchen with LG Appliances

I’m here to tell you about the current Best Buy Remodeling Sales Event that’s going on.  Whether you are updating your kitchen or going for a full-out kitchen remodel, you’ll want to head over to Best Buy.  Why?  Because Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering the best deals during the season on LG appliances!

*I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card

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It’s all about the girls! #StreamTeam

International Women’s Day is highly recognized around the world, as it should be.  If you have a girl, you know that they are easily influenced by gender stereotypes and that role models from the entertainment that they choose can have a long lasting effect on them.  Girls as young as 6 are influenced by what they watch and what they hear.  This past election certainly sparked just how important female role models are seen and heard.  Girls … Continue Reading...

Verified Mom shares Verified Reviews!

Verified Mom Reviews & My New Direction!

Hi, all!  It’s been a really long time and I truly apologize for that.  After the holiday I think I fell into somewhat of a slump and really lost interest in everything blogging.  As a blogger, it happens to the best of us and the only thing we can do is either force content out that really has no meaning, or ride out the writing wave and let things come naturally.  I chose to hang … Continue Reading...

I’m a confessed Netflix cheater! #Streamteam

Are you a Netflix cheater?  Do you say you will wait to watch a specific show on Netflix with your partner or child?  Do you start the series together and make a pact that you won’t watch it without each other.  You know that temptation is always there, right?  Then suddenly, before you know it, you’ve uncontrollably binged the entire series without waiting?  That makes you a Netflix cheater!  After taking a look at these … Continue Reading...

The Anti Fairy Tale on Netflix Streamteam

The “Anti-Fairy Tale” – Netflix #Streamteam

By referencing the anti-fairy tale, I don’t mean that I am against those happy, little girl fairy-tale endings.  I am all for those and I wish real life was a fairy tale, (now more than ever) but that’s not how the world works.  What I am referring to is the little kid shows that my children slowly but surely have gotten away from watching.  My kids are no longer interested in Princess movies and have … Continue Reading...

Featured Countertop Appliances

3 countertop appliances guaranteed to make your life easy

As I was making dinner tonight I realized that I absolutely love 3 of my countertop appliances and don’t know how I had lived without them for so long.  I didn’t think I would love a small kitchen appliance as much as I do, but it’s true.  It genuinely makes me so happy that I actually enjoy making dinner again.  Tonight I made my favorite Italian sausage dinner in a Christmas gift I bought for … Continue Reading...

Motivation, Happiness and the Power of Positive Thinking

Motivation, Happiness and the Power of Positive Thinking

This is my first blog post following the New Year.  While I was on winter break (and a month or so prior), I gave this whole blogging thing some thought.  I kept going back and forth with what direction I wanted to go in and the type of content I provided you with.  I know I just recently went through this and while I enjoy providing material that relates to being a mom to three teenagers … Continue Reading...