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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stop Being #NoseBlind with Febreze - #Giveaway

Disclosure: This review and giveaway was made possibly by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Movie nights are big in my house. We try to have one at least once a week. It's a great way to spend time together as a family and unwind after the sometimes hectic week we had. Sometime it's just us and other we invite friends or family over to unwind with us. So when Febreze challenged me to hose a "NoseBlind" Movie Night. I knew it would be a piece of cake.

The night of our movie night, I made a yummy seafood dinner for the family but since we had some time between dinner and the movie, I made sure to clean up all the dishes, load the dishwasher and take out the trash. I didn't want my house smelling like a seafood shop with family coming over. I wanted to be able to enjoy the movie, not worry if my house smelled.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elf on the Shelf Birthday Traditions

Disclosure: I was provided product samples to facilitate this review. As always all opinions are my own. 


If you've been following my blog for awhile, you'll now that once the holidays get here our house is in full "elf" mode. Our family tradition started with one elf Pepper and then expanded to add another playful friend, Jingles. With the new baby coming this fall our elf family is going to grow even larger this holiday season.  We also deviate from the original book a little by allowing our elves to be touched and played with and they even visit us at different holidays throughout the year. So image how excited I was when I found out about the Birthday Tradition last year. We had a lot of fun with that and now Elf on the Shelf is back with two more fun birthday tradition products. New this year is The Elf on the Shelf: Birthday Countdown and Game and The Elf on the Shelf: Birthday Chair Decoration Kit.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta - #KikkomanSabor

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connnect.

I love cooking and experimenting with new tastes and flavors. One thing my meals must have is flavor and a lot of it. Sometimes the flavor combinations come from the most unique places. Like adding Kikkoman Soy Sauce to this delicious Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta. Adding something like Kikkoman takes the flavor up a notch. Kikkoman is perfectly balanced to naturally enhance your favorite recipes. 
Did you know that Kikkoman was started by a woman in a time when women didn't start companies. The company has been governed for 19 generations, not by a corporate policy, but by a family philosophy - Isagaba aware, a Japanese axiom that translates into "Make Haste Slowly." It means to advance and grow, but to do so with tremendous thought and care. From its meticulous six-month natural brewing process to a heritage that dates back to feudal Japan, Kikkoman has exemplified this philosophy since its humble beginnings in the seventeenth century. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Delicious Blueberry Pancake Recipe - #KefirCreations

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
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Blueberry, Blueberry Pancakes, Pancakes, Homemade Pancakes
Being a busy family it's sometimes hard to make sure we are eating properly and getting the essential vitamins we need. I try to make sure we eat well balanced meals everyday, but sometimes the inevitable happens and we grab fast food or something not so healthy. I definitely find it easier to eat healthy, nutritious meals when I purchase the food ahead of time and plan out my meals for the week. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fun Planes Fire & Rescue Printable Activities - #FireandRescue

Dusty soared back into theaters this weekend with Planes Fire & Rescue. Keep the fun going at home with these fun "Race to the Rescue" activity sheets!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Introducing Dasani Sparkling - #SparkleWithDasani

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dasani. All opinions are my own. 




Sparkling water fans Dasani has a new line of sparkling water called Dasani Sparkling. Dasani Sparkling comes in four fruity flavors like Berry, Lemon, Lime and Apple.  If you're like me and want a little flavor to your water, Dasani Sparkling might be just the thing you're looking for!