26 July, 2014

Win a First Things First Prizepack U.S. Ends 8/9

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Summer is all about family and spending quality time with the ones you love. And the more skills you develop the more time you invest in your family and your relationships. First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to strengthening families.

#MC Mom Voyage on Urbini: A Global Destination Website for Moms

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 When you become a mom you're part of a global community. Because we are moms we go through a lot of similar experiences.

Shhhhh... @Febreze_Fresh #Noseblind Test & Giveaway U.S. Ends 8/2

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Last weekend I invited over a couple of my oldest and  best movie watching buddies. The three of us have been friends since middle school. All of us are now married moms and have very busy lives but we try to see each other for a "Girls Night" once a month.

July was my month to host and we decided to binge watch our favorite TV shows, drink wine and eat popcorn. What my friends didn't know is I signed all of us up for the Febreeze "#Noseblind Test."

Febreeze #Noseblind Test

  • Invite over 1 or more friends who don't live at your home
  • When guest arrive have them take a survey about how your house smelled when they arrived
  • Cook the popcorn
  •  Spruce up your house using Febreeze products ( I used Febreeze Fabric Refresher, Febreeze Air Effects, Febreeze Candle and Febreeze Noticeables )
  • Have guest complete another short survey about how your house smelled during and after the popcorn was cooked.
  • Party On!
We all agreed we wished test were like this when we were in middle school. It ended up being a night where we conversed about the olfactory  receptors and how your sense of smell dissipates as you get older. Oh did I forget to mention we're all Nurses? Yeah, we are so our Girls Night get together's can get very medical technical and yet  hilarious at the same time. Try as we might,  we didn't agree on whats the best smell in the world. I think it's the smell of pecan pie cooking in the oven, while friend A thinks it's blueberry pie and friend B says fried chicken. Oh yeah, I guess I forgot to mention we're all foodies too LOL.

The one thing we did agree on is Febreeze made my house smell so good and it lasted throughout the entire evening. No one could believe I made my famous red hots popcorn. A simple recipe where I melt red hot (cinnamon candies) and coat popped popcorn. Usually when I cook it you can smell cinnamon all throughout the house but not this time.

*Noseblindness is a nasal condition where you become accustomed to the odors around you over time. 

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25 July, 2014

7 Stress Relievers for Parents

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Parenting should be a joyous time. Of course, there are going to be events that cause stress, like your little one's first bee sting or your first trip the emergency room when you can't get his temperature down. However, if you are walking around in a big bubble of stress every single day then you are missing out on the rewarding side of the process. Regardless if you are on your first or fifth child, it never hurts to have ideas for stress relievers.

23 July, 2014

July is National Hot Dog Month: Celebrate and Switch with Jennie-O All Natural Turkey Franks w/ recipes

Disclosure: This is a sponsored advertorial as a part of my partnership with Jennie-O Switch Circle

Today is National Hot Dog Day! My family and I have been celebrating National Hot Dog Month by switching from our regular brand of hotdogs and eating all natural Turkey Franks by Jennie-O.