Cut The Cable With Google Chromecast!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions expressed are my own. Can I make a confession? Even though, I consider us to be a pretty frugal family one thing I haven't been able to sacrifice yet is our cable package. Recently rising costs  have had me reconsidering if it's something we should continue paying for,  and after some research I discovered I love that with Google Chromecast, you are able to stream directly from your phone.  We…

Tips For Potty Training While Traveling!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post written by my on behalf of Sposie Booster Pads, the number one brand in diaper doublers.  All opinions are entirely my own. We travel a lot, sometimes only a short distance by car and other times we will do lengthier trips.  More often than not, we bring our kids along for the adventure. When it comes to traveling with kids,  keep your expectations low and you will definitely reap the benefits. This certainly requires…

Treating Yourself As A Mom With Custom Hair Products With Prose!

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Prose to review.  All opinions expressed are my own! Before I had kids, I remember thinking (often aloud) that I would never let myself go once I had children.  Truth to be told, it just sort of happened.  I had one kid and was  able to make "self-care" more of a priority.  After my second son was born, time just became such a rare commodity. It wasn't that I didn't do things that I loved,…

Tried & True Ways To Manage The Mess with Bona

This post is sponsored by Bona® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have always wanted hardwood floors!  I absolutely love the way they look and how streamlined they feel throughout a home.  However, we have a seventy pound Siberian husky that sheds soooo much.  Keeping those floors fresh and clean is a tricky balance.  Today, I'm sharing some easy things you can do to stay ahead of the mess.   I tried a Bona last year…

Dinner in 30: Teriyaki Shredded Pork Sliders.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.. #OpenNature #ad Let me be frank with you guys, if you came here for my best food photography. I'm sorry! Today's recipe is all about ease and deliciousness. My family has been very committed to embracing healthier meal choices this year. We have certainly had to get more creative since the school year started and our time has become more limited.…

Thirty Days Of October Fun For 20.00 or less!

October is my favorite month!  Everything is burnt orange, pink and pumpkin scented.  I love seeing breast cancer survivors and their friends participating in 5k races, defying odds, and inspiring us.  I love watching the kids transform into their favorite characters and letting their imaginations run free.  Fall harvests bring about fall festivals and pumpkin pies. The apple trees are droopy from the bounty. You see a subtle shift in messages from spooky puns to thankful tidings.   October is a…

Our day trip to St. Helens, Oregon–Visit Halloweentown!

Today, we took a thirty minute trip to St. Helens, Oregon.  It was a beautiful fall day, and we went to see the Spirit of Halloweentown.  [Get their full 2018 itinerary here.] This was such a neat day, it was cute to see where one of my favorite fall movies had been shot. We also learned on our adventure that Twilight and parks of the show, Grimm were shot here too!  We always try to make our day trips as…

My Favorite FREE Resources For Christian Families!

We live in an age of constant information, it can be so overwhelming to distinguish between them all!  Today, I'm talking about our favorite freebies for Christian families. (or any family curious about learning a little more about Jesus.)  Of course, none of these resources are intended to replace your bible and your home church.  Plug into that community! These resources are for your car, your home, the worship worship moments  throughout the day.  I hope they will help spark…

Hope When Your Kid Has A Speech Concern. (Two years later!)

Right around two years ago, I shared the following on my blog and down believe you'll find my musings from present day: I've been really moved by the pieces of writing circulating on the internet about children with delays in their speech.  So, I thought I would share some of my experience today. When your kid is living with any kind of speech concern, let me assure you everyone who knows it will have a story to tell you about…