4 Tips for Organizing Back to School Supplies – #BacktoSchoolwithBSK @brightstarkids #ad


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bright Star Kids. The opinions and text are all mine. Can you believe it’s back to school already? I’ve been chatting with readers whose children have already headed back and my own kids start in just a couple weeks. We’ve already started some of […]

4 Tips for Cell Phone Etiquette – @USCellular #Sponsored

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  Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own.   Cell phones are a large daily part of our lives in keeping connected, and for many of us (myself included) its one of the first things I reach […]

3 Tips to Extend Your iPhone Battery Life


  Whether you’re a blogger or small business owner like me and rely on your phone for work, or merely use your iPhone to stay in touch with fiends and family — even a normal day of regular use can drain your phone battery a great deal. So how can you Gazelle, the nation’s leading trading site for […]

Top Ten Easy Organizing Tips

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  Organizing isn’t something everyone is born to love. However, it’s something that must be done. Take your organizing one step at a time by following these ten tips. #1. Remove the Clutter This probably isn’t a surprising tip for you to follow, but it’s a necessary one. If you want to start organizing correctly, […]

How to Freeze Fresh Herbs

Freeze Fresh Herbs

  Have lots of herbs from your garden, but not sure the best way to preserve them?  It’s easy to freeze fresh herbs for easy storage and use in recipes later on. Here’s how!   Harvest your herbs, wash them and separate. After clean, wash them and chop them.   Spoon into ice cube tray […]

4 Tips for a Fun and Frugal Staycation and How to Save Doing it w/ Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias #Shop

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. What is your family doing this summer? Are you taking a big family vacation?  we just don’t have the vacation time or the budget to take an extended vacation this year. We may be hanging out at home and town, […]

Ways to Save Money and Time at Theme Parks

Ways to Save Money and Time at Theme Parks!

  Going to a theme park for summer vacation can be a lot of fun but, it can be very expensive.  For around $80 per person for a day, parking and food it can be a huge summer expense. If you’re looking to save a some money for your next family outing, here’s some tips. […]

5 Tips for Preventing Fine Lines and Wrinkles – #VLBlurfection @SheSpeaksUp @LOrealParisUSA #ad


This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/L’Oréal. All opinions and fears about wrinkles since turning 40 are completely and totally my own.    Now that I’m officially 40 and also have a day job working for a dermatologist, I’ve become much more aware of how important to take care of your skin. I’ve been trying […]

5 Tips For Choosing a Name for Your New Blog or Website


  Thinking about starting a new blog or website?  Getting started on the right name can make a world of difference. Recently a friend of mine who is interested in starting a blog asked for a bit of advice on getting started on a new site. Many bloggers I know have later regretted their original […]

7 Summer Road Trip Packing Tips From Mrs. Potato Head

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If you’re ready to hit the road this week for the holiday weekend, here are some fun packing tips from Toy Story’s Mrs. Potato Head. She packs Mr. Potato Head with all his essential travel needs – including his angry eyes and an extra pair of shoes when they get ready to go on the road.   […]

4 Important Food Safety Tips for This Fourth of July

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This post was made possible through the support of Element Associates. All opinions are my own.   Fire up the grill!  The Fourth of July festivities are almost here, or if you’re like us, you’re probably already grilling all summer long.   Because warm weather events often present an opportunity for bacteria to thrive and […]

Set Cell Phone Guidelines w/ a Parent Child Cell Phone Agreement

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  Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. This reader giveaway was also provided. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own Thinking about giving your child their first cell phone or setting better ground rules for your teen or tween and the phone […]

4 Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Summer Sun – #Sponsored #MC

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  I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating. Summer is here and as we’re all heading out regularly for fun in the sun with family and […]

How to Summer Clean Outside Toys


This post is brought to you by Family Dollar. All opinions and passions for saving are completely and totally my own.   Hooray!  Summer here, and as the seemingly never-ending winter is creeping away as a memory, all of us here in the Midwest are ready to spend lots of time outside enjoying the great […]

5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Kitchen on a Budget

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   Looking to give your kitchen a new look, without spending a lot of cash?  Sprucing up your kitchen doesn’t require an extreme home makeover or an extreme budget. These simple steps can help give your kitchen a little extra love and get it looking great without a big expense.    1.  Oil the wood […]