Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Valpak Back to School Giveaway - Win a $1000 Backpack Prize Pak Just in Time for #Back2School

This post is sponsored by Valpak.


I know it's still July, but I'm already preparing a list of what items my children are going to need for school.  They are going to be headed back to school before I know it, and I want to be able to save on their supplies and clothing!

Whether I'm buying new clothes, backpacks, or basic school supplies, I'm always looking for ways to save. Valpak.com is a great place to find back to school savings as you prepare for the school year ahead.

My best back to school savings tip is to combine coupons and sales or clearance whenever possible! It is the perfect way to see those savings add up.

Our friends at Valpak and Valpak.com have your savings for back to school all in one place; from clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, haircuts, and physicals, and a chance to win great prizes! Plus, top tips for packing lunches and homework help to make a smooth transition back-to-school.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer School Swag Code Extravaganza!

Swagbucks has selected you for summer school, but don't worry, this is one class you won't want to ditch! It's the Summer School Swag Code Extravaganza & it's one day only on Tuesday, July 22nd!!

The fun starts at 8am PT on Tuesday with the first of many Swag Codes throughout the day. Redeem them all and you will get a total of 35 SB in just Swag Codes alone! Swagbucks knows how to make summer school a blast, so there will be multiple opportunities for games, trivia, and ways to be hooked up with more SB. Plus, since the Mighty Mascot Team Challenge is still going on, every Swag Code you redeem will contribute 1 point to your team!!

What Makes YOU Sparkle? #SparkleWithDASANI Contest!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of of Markerly and #SparkleWithDasani. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Do you sweat or do you sparkle?  Dasani has recently launched a new product – DASANI Sparkling (a sparkling water), that is crisp and refreshing! 

What makes each and every one of us happy and sparkle is going to be unique to our life and experiences. Maybe it's your kids that make you sparkle, your favorite place, a favorite outfit, or your favorite hobby.

I have several things that make me sparkle:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Boating Safety with Sea Tow - Get Your Kids Involved!

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sea Tow. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.


Growing up, I lived on the river and went floating with family and friends every summer. I've always loved the water, as fun as it is, it can also be very dangerous.  Two summers ago, my husband and I decided to purchase a boat.  We live in an area where we are surrounded by beautiful lakes, and several friends own boats as well.

As excited as we were to get a boat for our family, I'll admit that I was just as scared.  I've heard sad stories of boating accidents, and knew that we had to take the proper steps to keep our family as safe as possible, especially our children.

On a recent trip to the lake this summer to enjoy an afternoon of boating, my husband and I noticed something very cool!  There was a life jacket loaner stand near the restrooms and boat prep lanes.  We were both very impressed and know how helpful it can be.  You never know when you might accidentally leave one behind or lose it along the way.

"Thanks to grant funding from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed close to 15,000 life jackets nationwide to help make recreational boaters safer on the water."

Friday, July 11, 2014

7-Eleven Day: FREE Slurpee Today Only @ 7 Eleven (7/11)

Do you love ice cold Slurpees?  Today only 7/11, you can get an ice cold FREE slurpee at 7 Eleven! My kids LOVE slurpees, so I will be taking them to our local 7 Eleven this afternoon for a cool summer treat!  
You’re invited to celebrate the most anticipated day of the year – 7-Eleven Day! It’s a wonder that it’s not a national holiday…yet! Stop in on Friday, 7/11/14, from 11am – 7pm and get a FREE small Slurpee drink. That’s right, a FREE small Slurpee and a true reason to say T.G.I.F.

But wait, there’s more… say whaaaaaaat? 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Keep Momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

The relationship that exists between mothers and daughters is unlike any other. It has many unique moments, memories, and yes, even challenges along the way. The relationship dynamic can be even trickier when your daughter is in those tween-age years. What can be even more difficult is when some people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior” when those behaviors can be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.

I’m proud to be joining forces with Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming, a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.