Farmland Movie {Plus ticket giveaway for Chicago}

#Farmland Movie Ticket #Giveaway for #Chicago #spon

Note: This post is sponsored by Illinois Farm Families. 


Have you ever stepped foot on a real live farm? I know I haven’t, but as being an Illinois Farm Families Ambassador, I may get to this summer and share my experiences with you. In the meantime, you can check out the new movie Farmland.


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Yale Real Living Key Free Deadbolt

#Review of the Yale Real Living Touchscreen Deadbolt @YaleRealLiving #ad

Yale Keyless LockI was recently asked if I’d like to try out a Yale Real Living Key Free Deadbolt for my door. I thought “wow! how high tech!” I said yes, because I hate having keys given out to everyone all over the place for when they pet sit for us (or a roommate that never returned my key.) Now I can program up to 25 different codes for different users! No one has to know one another’s code! Of course all…

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Week 5 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge

Week 5 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge


So… I had great intentions for last week. Unfortunately my kids were on spring break. My biggest goal last week was to keep the kids happy and busy so my house wouldn’t become a complete disaster and they would have a great break. I accomplished keeping the kids busy and the house didn’t get too wrecked, but I’m REALLY behind on laundry and my kitchen has been a mess since Saturday. I got it…

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#TBT With Netflix! Plus Giveaway

#TBT With Netflix! Plus #Giveaway #NetflixKids #StreamTeam #spon

TBT Netflix

In honor of Throwback Thursday or #TBT, Netflix has sent me a list of old shows to check out and help me take a trip down memory lane. This picture above is of me and my husband when we were dating in high school. I think we were Sophomores in this picture, so that would be around 1994. We will have been together on and off for 21 years this year. That is CRAZY! We will be married for 12 years…

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Trash Pack Review and Giveaway- Win an Easter Basket!

Trash Pack #Review and #Giveaway- Win an #Easter Basket!

Trash Pack Review and Giveaway #Easter

You may remember I gave out some Trash Pack toys at Halloween instead of giving out candy. My kids really enjoyed playing with these little squishy toys. They still play with the ones we got at Halloween. I was asked to review some new Trashies and to also give away an Easter basket of Trash Packs to make someone’s Easter morning full of trash and fun. (As always, all opinions are my own.)

Trash Pack #Easter Basket #Giveaway


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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf {Gluten Free}

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf {Gluten Free} #UdisGlutenFree

Gluten Free Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf #UdisGlutenFreeYou may remember that we tried out some Udi’s Gluten Free products two weeks ago. The breads they sent us to try just were not our style but I wanted to do something with them. I decided to use the Udi’s Omega Flax & Fiber Gluten Free bread to make a meatloaf. Then inspiration hit and I decided to stuff the meatloaf with cheddar cheese and bacon. YUM!

Gluten Free Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Meatloaf #UdisGlutenFree


You can make this…

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Week 4 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge


Last week I didn’t get much accomplished. Knowing I had spring break coming up with the kids this week, I wanted to have all of my work scheduled if possible. So in order to meet deadlines, I was writing, A LOT, last week to make it happen. We also decided to take a last minute vacation, so I was getting the guest room ready (what this post is about), doing laundry, and packing. I also had to…

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Books I Read Last Month {March}

Books I Read Last Month {March} #reviews @MeggJensen

Books I Have ReadOne of the things I decided I was going to do this year was track my books read because I was curious how much I read in a month and year. I know I read a lot and I know there are people that would put me to shame. My sister would read extremely fast! This is the first time I’ve decided to try to do a post like this. I’m not at all good at summarizing books but I want to practice doing it so I…

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Custom Family Necklace from Bama + Ry

Custom Family Necklace from Bama + Ry #Review #spon

Custom Family Necklace from Bama + Ry

I have been dying for a family necklace for a very long time. I’ve hinted and flat out asked my husband for one for a few years. I guess it’s a good thing he didn’t get the memo since we decided to add a fourth to our family. I was contacted by Bama + Rywhile I was still pregnant and she asked me if I’d like to review some of her jewelry. I perused her site a bit and fell in love with a family…

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I’m a Toxin Freedom Fighter with Seventh Generation

Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter with Seventh Generation- Sign the petition to #FightToxins #MC #spon

Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating

Seventh Generation Toxic Freedom FightersI’ve teamed up with Seventh Generation to help spread awareness about the importance of chemical reform in the United States. With four small children at home, I worry about their health and toxic chemicals that may be…

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