Sunday, March 20, 2016

Home Essentials: Stock Your Cabinets for Spring!

This post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood.

The first day of spring is upon us.  With the arrival of spring comes warmer weather, pretty flowers and baby animals, and the sudden urge to clean the house!  Walking into a freshly cleaned house, the sun shining, windows open, a light breeze...


Spring cleaning can also be a time to take stock of your household supplies and refill your cabinets with everyday necessities - such as toilet paper and paper towels.  There are several other products that I like to stock up on in the spring as well, for all of my everyday cleaning needs.  


Here is a list of my favorite home essentials for spring cleaning:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Young Athletes With Hearts of Gold: From Opponents to Extended Family!

We are all #JustAKidFrom somewhere!  Whether it be the big city or a small town in the middle of nowhere.  This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE.

There is potential in all of us. No matter what you achieve in life, you start in the same place as everyone else: as a kid full of potential and big dreams. At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere.


When my six-year-old son started wrestling nine years ago, I had no idea what impact it would have on our lives.  It all started out as cute and fun, and has transformed into something that is still fun, but consumes the majority of our nights and weekends!  

Over the years... many nights of practice, local Saturday tournaments, and traveling to other tournaments on certain weekends have led to an amazing extended family!  The more wrestling tournaments you attend, the more wrestlers you see.  Of course, there are those wrestlers that are as committed and dedicated as your wrestler, and you see them at all of the tournaments  Your boys may even wrestle each other and you find yourself on the same wrestling mat over and over.


Then, the boys begin to hang out together at the different tournaments, help each other warm up, and then sit in their corners during their matches and cheer them on.  Same club, different club, same weight class... it doesn't matter.  The bonds begin to form, friendships are made, and an extended family is created!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Break - By The Numbers: What Americans Are Planning This Spring!

One more week of school and then it's SPRING BREAK!!  Are you going anywhere for spring break? Maybe you're taking the kids to DisneyWorld or visiting mom and dad or treating yourself to a fun getaway. Check out this cool infographic from Swagbucks on what 19,000 Americans are planning for their Spring travel.  

Let us know what you're up to this spring break in the comments.  

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Lucky Charms Team Challenge!

There are many signs and symbols from around the world that are seen as lucky. Others are thought to bring good fortune to the people that possess them. Some of these symbols are even believed to grant wishes, heal the sick, or ward off evil and curses. These signs and symbols often include four leaf clovers, horseshoes, shooting stars, lucky pennies and many, many more.

Others state that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Whether you believe in lucky signs and symbols or not Swaggernauts, do you hear that knock? Opportunity is knocking! It’s Swagbucks Lucky Charms Team Challenge!

Cross your fingers (and your toes if you can) and join a team. The Horseshoe Heroes, Classy Clovers, Shooting Stars, and Polished Pennies could all use your good fortune in the following categories:

  • Surveys
  • Discover
  • Search
  • Watch
  • Swagstakes
  • Shop
  • Swag Codes

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hop Into Savings at Swagbucks & Earn Free Rewards and Gift Cards!

I love earning free rewards and saving money for my family... I've earned a total of $900 just by being a Swaggernaut!  My reward of choice has always been Amazon gift cards.  I end up "banking" them all year and then use them to buy Christmas gifts for my children! 

So, you’ve already finished your spring cleaning. You’ve got rid of the old, and much like the flora and fauna, you’re ready for a rebirth. The snow has melted, the sun is shining, and your home is spotless. Just look around at all this room you have for activities!

Whether you love gardening, hiking, picnicking, or any other favorite springtime pastimes, the time is now to get moving. Like everyone’s favorite springtime critter, it’s time to hop to it!

Starting Monday, March 7th Swagbucks is offering Double Cash Back or More at your favorite retailers until March 27th to help make the most out of your spring!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?

If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. Is there any truth to this saying? Can you believe that today is already March 1st?

March is always a super busy month for us.  The month of March includes several wrestling tournaments, wrestling camp, our son's birthday (he will be 15 this year), our wedding anniversary (which just happens to be the first day of Spring - this year we will celebrate 17 years), and the start of Spring Break.