Nothing Says Summer Like Ice Cream +Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are our own. Our family is super busy, especially this time of the year when soccer is about to begin (we have 3 playing this year!) Even though we may have a crazy busy schedule I always try to make sure we all have time (even if only for a little bit) to sit down as a family and enjoy a meal together. It's the little things, like eating together and chatting about how our day went while asking others to politely pass a bowl, the really brings a family together. Spending time with family over dessert can really put a smile on the faces of not only the kids, but the adults too! So, not long ago we received Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream to try. Let me start by saying that this ice cream was developed in partnership with the legendary pro-golfer, Jack Nicklaus and the Schwan Food Company. The goal was to bring families together with an affordable (and delicious) dessert. But, that's not all...a portion of sales of the product goes to support … [Read more...]

What I Look For in a Handbag + I’m Giving 1 Away!

We received a free handbag to facilitate this review. We only give honest reviews and all opinions expressed are our own. It wasn't long ago that a friend of mine came to pick me up for dinner. We were heading to town when I got a glimpse at her adorable handbag. After eyeing it for a minute I had to ask her where she purchased it because I was now in love with it and had to have one for myself! You see, I'd been searching for the perfect handbag for quite some time, however I could never find one that was just right. Let me explain a little.... Things I look for in a handbag 1.) Easily cleaned- You have to be able to wipe the bag down on the outside because I hate when my bag looks dingy and dirty and I do not want to carry germs around with me. 2.) Bag must be roomy- There needs to be enough room for the kitchen sink (Kidding--sort of!) Seriously though, I am a busy gal and I need to be able to fit all of my mom stuff and my fun stuff into my bag at all times. 3.) Cute … [Read more...]

Relieving Stress Without Side Effects #Review

We received product to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are our own. We all face stress in our lives. There's really no way to completely avoid stress, although that sure would be nice, wouldn't it? Since we can't completely avoid the stress I decided that I was going to find a natural remedy for those super stressful moments in life. Let me just get real for you for a moment first... My husband and I tend to take on a lot. Now, we aren't always super busy and stressed, but there are times in our life when we take on so much that we don't really have time to sit down and really relax. (We haven't had a vacation in over 2 years!) We are currently flipping a house that is over 2,000 sq. ft. We are doing this while my husband works a full time job. I was homeschooling the boys (thankful for summer break!), and I run an online clothing boutique as well as helping with the house flip and taking care of my 5 boys. You tired yet? I am! haha! This is our life though and we … [Read more...]

Stock Up Now #AvoidTheOops

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart No one ever likes to be unprepared, especially when there are spills or accidents. That is why I'm here to tell you how I avoid the oops and how you can avoid those oops moments as well. Let me start by saying that I do not like unexpected things and I hate to be unprepared. That is why I like to stock up on the things that our family uses on a regular basis. We have an extra closet in our home that we fill with items such as paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, extra soaps and so forth. I'm busy enough with sports, house flipping, blogs, my boutique, play dates, homeschool gatherings and so forth that I simply don't have the time to run out to purchase these items on a regular basis. I think that's the biggest problem we all have...we are simply too busy, and that's why we often run out of things that we use on a regular basis. I've been there! But, we don't have to be there! What if I told you that I could help save time … [Read more...]

Enjoy The Race #RaceDayRelief

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RaceDayRelief #CollectiveBias My family enjoys watching races together on television. In the beginning I wasn't a huge fan, however with 5 boys and a husband that really enjoy race day, I'm starting to cave. I love the time together and am really getting into the race. Growing up, the race was always on at our house, I was just too busy with other things. I'm glad I've taken the time to sit down and enjoy race day with my boys. We flip houses as a family. This is a lot of hard work and due to the strenuous work we are often left with achy joints and sore bodies. It's never easy to sit down and relax, even on race day, when you are hurting. That's why we head to Wal-Mart and pick up Advil Film-Coated so that we can get rid of our aches and pains in time for the race! Advil Film-Coated is fast acting and has a rapid release formula, which means that it goes to work within … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Stink w/ Downy Fabric Conditioner #ProtectClothesYouLove

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All opinions expressed are our own. Okay, I'm going to come clean and let you all in on a little secret. Are you ready? Boys sometimes stink. Yes, there you have it. I know, I know, girls sometimes stink too, but since I'm raising my own little tribe of boys I can only speak for boys, and when they get to be teenagers---watch out Moms! So, what do I do to keep the stink at bay? I use things that smell good---like fabric softener. I've tried several fabric softeners over the years and Downy has always been my favorite. There's just something about clean sheets fresh out of the laundry with that nice clean smell that can really give you a good night sleep. I think my boys agree! You can purchase Downy Fabric Conditioner at Walmart. I feel like it's important that we protect the clothes we love. As a matter of fact, since I have all boys I'm hoping to hand down as much of the clothing as I can. Given all I'm doing to protect my … [Read more...]

We Are Having Fun Outdoors This Summer

We received free product to facilitate this review. All opinions express are our own. This summer I was really hoping to find some fun outdoor play items for my boys. They love to play in the water, but a simple sprinkler can get bored over time. We were quite thrilled when we received the H2OGO! backyard water toys! Since we didn't want our children sitting indoors in the air conditioning all summer long playing electronics and so forth, we decided to set up a fun outdoor water play area, and it's been great so far! (Even then neighbor kids have joined in on the fun!) What are H2OGO! water toys? H2OGO! products are a brand of Bestway, Inc. The full line includes H2OGO! Tether Ball Splash, Doodle Glow Pool and Color Wave Pool as well as the original H2OGO! inflatable water slide with a built in ramp!  More about the H2OGO! water toys we received... H2OGO! Tether Ball Splash The classic fun of tether ball infused with a new level of wet and wild excitement.   H2OGO! … [Read more...]

Carry Baby Close W/ Wrapy Baby Sling

We received the Wrapy Baby Sling product to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are our own. Well, most of you know that my baby days are long past, however some of my siblings are just getting started, and that's pretty exciting to me! We were sent a Wrapy baby carrier to test out, and I couldn't wait to gift it to my little sister and her new baby boy! What is Wrapy Baby Sling? Wrapy is a baby sling that was created by a family company. The owners of the company have children of their own and they know what it is like to want to keep your children safe and secure at all times, especially in the early months right after baby is born. They searched different baby products on the market, sorted what they liked and disliked and came up with their new product, Wrapy. Wrapy is 95% Cotton and 5% Spandex, so it's super comfortable and easy to wear. It is a one size fits all, so no need to guess on sizing and hope it works. It is machine washable and you can even throw it … [Read more...]