Faster Internet Speeds? Yes, Please! #ad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. We homeschool, plus my husband works from home a lot and I use my computer for my blog as well as my online store that I have. Not to mention all of the times the kids are on the computers playing games, watching movies and surfing the net. With that being said, we definitely needed a fast connection, and our currently router was just not cutting it. We tried upping our internet service to the highest possible speeds and we still had slow as a slug (I'm not even kidding) internet connection. It wasn't until we got our WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router that we started to have high enough speeds to run everything we needed to run. And I must say that we were super surprised! Who would have thought that a router could improve the speeds of your internet? The WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is powered by Tri-Stream 160 technology, … [Read more...]

Win a Juniper Kids Mattress #2016HGG

We just moved into our new home. I'm literally still unpacking boxes and living out of those plastic totes as we speak. The first thing I did when we moved though was realize that my children needed new mattresses. Why had I not noticed this sooner? A good night's sleep is very important to the health of your child. They spend many hours each day sleeping so they can grow and be healthy and strong. Brentwood Home wants to help your child to have the best night's sleep possible. The JuniperKids Mattress is the perfect size and feel for growing children, plus it’s made with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home. I know my kids are going to get an amazing night’s sleep on their new mattress. Janell at has more great information about the mattresses and bedding available for your whole family at Brentwood Home. They have baby products, pillows, quilts, and even pet beds! Plus they have a 120 night sleep guarantee and you will get free … [Read more...]

Race Day Party Planning Tutorial #RaceDayRelief #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RaceDayRelief #CollectiveBias Our family loves to entertain, and not just for sporting events, but we do enjoy entertaining for those as well! We've discussed planning parties in the past, however today I thought we might talk about planning a party for Race Day. Living in a house full of males I'm accustomed to watching any and all sporting events on television. I'm also quite used to having friends and family members over to cheer on their favorite teams (or drivers) as well. So, let's talk about how I go about planning a Race Day party! The first 2 things I always suggest when planning a party is to pick a theme and a budget. These are the two key parts of your party planning. Since we already know our theme is Race Day, we can skip forward a bit. I actually feel like planning a Race Day party is super simple compared to some of the other parties I have planned in the past. … [Read more...]

Win Organic Baby Products From e-ra Organics #2016HGG

Things have come a long way since I had my first child and there are so many more products on the market now for babies. I am really impressed with the selection! There is a lot of information out there about baby products. Parents want to know exactly what they are putting on their babies. If you check out the ingredients of e-ra Organics Honeybuns baby products, you will notice the difference from other products. These products are hypoallergenic, non-toxic, paraben free, alcohol free, perfume free and contains no toxins, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil. You can read more about all of these amazing organic baby products at She uses their products for kids and adults and loves them! If you want to give a wonderful organic baby gift, check out e-ra Honeybuns Organic baby products. Enter the giveaway below and you will also get a coupon to save 25% on your purchase! Honeybuns Organic Baby Lotion Nutrient-rich organic moisturizer with aloe vera, … [Read more...]

Give Thanks Giveaway w/ Rachael Ray #ad

This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine, Dean’s Dairy Dip & California Walnuts. All opinions expressed are our own. We are so excited for the holidays to be right around the corner! I know I keep talking about how I’m ready to kick my feet up and relax, but I can’t help it! We have been on the go for so many months and the thought of just being able to slow life down and relax is really sort of exciting to us. We are hoping to be moved into our new home before Thanksgiving and can’t wait to share the holiday with our family in our new home! Today I wanted to tell you about a fun new giveaway! Our friends at Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine, Dean’s Dairy Dip & California Walnuts sent us an amazing “Give Thanks” package to help us host the ultimate gatherings this fall and holiday season! We received items from Rachael Ray cookware to Dean's Dairy Dip product/swag and  California Walnuts.  It will be great using all of this stuff in our new home! I’m thinking … [Read more...]

Picture Keeper Giveaway #2016HGG

I am an avid picture taker. I follow my children around with the camera (they do not love it), I take senior photos for people, and I've even done a few weddings. There is just something about getting that perfect shot that is a thrill for me, but when my camera is acting up, I sure get frustrated. Have you ever received that dreaded error message that says, "Memory Full" when trying to take pictures on your mobile device? That error always comes at the wrong time and can really put a damper in your activity for the day. Picture Keeper is a little device that is so easy to use and helpful in preventing that error from ruining your day. This handy little device runs a back up of your pictures so that you can be rest assured that they are safe and continue taking pictures! No matter where you are, Picture Keeper is convenient and easy to use. You simply download the FREE app (available on iOS and Android systems), plug this into your phone and then run a backup. How easy is that? … [Read more...]

Preparing For Winter When You Have Kids #SierraTradingPost #TrailTime

This post is sponsored by Sierra Trading Post. All opinions expressed are our own. Preparing For Winter When You Have Kids I'm sure most of you have been through many winter months, however have you ever actually sat down and prepared before the cold and snow hit? Are you shaking your head no? For years I would wait until the cold hit and then I would run out for things that we were in need of. You know, coats, boots, all of the necessities to keep us warm from the cold and weather? I decided a couple of years ago that it was silly to wait until the last minute to buy these items, especially since I already knew I was going to be needing them. That's when I started to make a list of everything I would need for the colder months and I went out and purchased those items before they were at their peak price. I mean, retailers can charge more for a winter coat when they know you need it. I found all of the items we need at Sierra Trading Post and was super impressed with the … [Read more...]

Start Fall Off Right W/ Bethlehem Books Giveaway #2016HGG

Life is always crazy busy, however I absolutely love fall and winter for the simple fact that life tends to slow down. I greatly enjoy cuddling up by the fireplace with a good book. There's just something about getting lost in a book that you just don't want to put down. My boys are quickly beginning to love reading as well, and I couldn't be happier! We've been going through a lot of books lately and am excited to find family books at Bethlehem Books! Bethlehem Books is a great place to find books for the whole family to enjoy. They have regular books and audio books. Books are my favorite things to give as gifts and I am so excited to be part of this giveaways. One lucky person is going to win Five Free Bethlehem Books of your choice plus 5 free audio downloads of Bethlehem Books from! Bethlehem Books is a publishing company that offers many of those “right books.” They specialize in historical fiction, adventure tales, biographies, and family stories that help … [Read more...]