How to Workout from Home

Disclosure: Thanks to Balanced Body and Mom It Forward Blogger Network for sponsoring this post. Please remember all opinions are 100% my own.     Photo courtesy of Balanced Body® I have a confession to make. I do not like going to the gym. First of all I feel like every guy in there is watching me. You know what I'm talking about? You walk into the gym and the guys are laser-focused on you as you go from machine to machine.   Secondly, … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purely Inspired. All opinions are 100% mine.       Fall is officially in the air and I couldn’t be more excited if I tried. It has always been my favorite season of the year and I don’t see that ever changing. Pumpkins are starting to pop up at the farmers market everywhere and you know what that means?!   Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles     These Pumpkin Spice Protein … [Read more...]

How I Control my Hunger

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Meta Appetite Control as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  Remember the good old days when you could eat what you want, drink what you want and still remain petite and shapely? I miss those times when I could eat out at restaurants, grab a double cheeseburger or Monte Cristo {YUM} and not worry about gaining 10 pounds in the process. After turning 40, I really started to notice my … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Shake Recipe

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purely Inspired. All opinions are 100% mine. Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Shake Recipe Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me. I'm sure most of you know that it's also the most important meal of the day because it literally “breaks” the “fast” that our bodies have gone through while sleeping. It also kick starts our metabolism and gets us burning calories right when we … [Read more...]

Homemade Instant Iced Coffee Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.     I am an iced coffee addict! Whenever we are out and about shopping, I love to sip on a nice cold drink that gives me a little bit of oomph! Buying a drink while I’m out gets way to expensive so I like to make my own. It’s so easy and really saves me a ton of money. You won’t believe how easy this strong, creamy iced coffee tastes an … [Read more...]

9 Reasons You Need a Cup of Instant Coffee in Your Life

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.     9 Reasons You Need a Cup of Instant Coffee in Your Life           As a mom, I can honestly say my kids are always ready to go before I am in the morning. They seem to wake up naturally perky. Well, I can’t say that happens to me. For this very reason, I keep instant coffee in my kitchen. Every m … [Read more...]

Doctor On Demand: See a Doctor without Leaving Home

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. Doctor On Demand: See a Doctor without Leaving Home I don't know about you, but when I don't feel good, I don't want to leave my house or more importantly my bed. When you or your kids are sick, you want to feel better fast and see a doctor right away. Imagine if you didn't have to leave the comfort of your own home and could … [Read more...]

Schick Hydro® 5 Razors Last Longer

As some of you may remember, I wrote a post for Bianca back in the summer about the Schick Hydro® 5 razor. I am happy to report that I have continued to use the razor since Bianca gave me the first set to try. Over time, I have found that my face was less irritated and the blades lasted much longer than other brands of razors. Today, Bianca brought me the Schick Hydro® 5 Power Select razor to try. It has a redesigned handle and now has a power … [Read more...]

Healthy Protein Buckeye Treats

Today’s post is sponsored by Acorn Influence and it’s advertiser #ProteinAtWalmart  Healthy Protein Buckeye Treats     For those of you that don't know what a Buckeye is, buckeyes are nuts that grow on trees and are related to the horse chestnut.We like to make a dessert that resembles them so we call them Buckeyes! It's a peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate that are are insanely good.  A traditional Buckeye recipe calls for peanu … [Read more...]

Have a Muay Thai Holiday in Thailand

Have a Muay Thai Holiday in Thailand Those of you who are lucky and planning their next holiday at this moment have many different options. Even if you don’t have much money to spend, you can find many interesting travel destinations. We will get straight to the point and say that Thailand is definitely one of these destinations. After all, more than 20 million people who visited Thailand last year can’t be wrong, right?   Thailand is an amaz … [Read more...]

Helping Military Families & Saying Thank You

This post was sponsored by the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. Helping Military Families & Saying Thank You I'm a military brat, and now a military spouse! I know the hardships of having your significant other deployed any time of the year, but especially during the holidays. I try hard to make things around the house consistent and structured. It seems to help everyone, especially … [Read more...]

Save $1.00 off 2 Hallmark cards at Walmart

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendHallmark #CollectiveBias     Happy Holidays! Make sure that you send love and joy this season by using Hallmark Greeting Cards to tell your friends and family how much you care! Click to save $1.00 off of a two Hallmark Greeting Card purchase at Walmart, minimum $1.00 purchase required. Take advantage of the savings and #SendHallmark … [Read more...]

Military Family Appreciation Month – MetLife TRICARE Dental Program

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. Military Family Appreciation Month November is Military Family Appreciation Month! Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November as Military Family Appreciation Month. This annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of D … [Read more...]

Holiday Ready Skin with RoC® RETINOL CORREXION®

This post was sponsored by RoC® Skincare as part of a Blog Blast for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® I don’t know about you, but between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, this time of year really stresses me out! With all these events approaching, I want to look my best! I have decided it is time to take the RoC® Retinol Resolution and use the Deep Wrinkle Cream nigh … [Read more...]

6 Tricks for Dealing with Halloween Treats

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. Halloween for most children means tons of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. However, Halloween doesn't have to be a nightmare for your children's teeth. What better time to teach kids about good dental health habits while still allowing them to enjoy Halloween treats. 6 T … [Read more...]

Halloween Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest

Enter the Food Lion Halloween pumpkin carving/decorating contest! Submit a photo of your best pumpkin carving or decoration. Share it with friends and you could win big. … [Read more...]

Lose Weight with Jenny Craig

Disclosure: I was provided a free Jenny Craig Weight Loss Starter Kit. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own. Lose Weight with Jenny Craig Being a "stay at home mom" (work my butt off and don't get paid) means I’m always in the kitchen trying to find ways to cut back on calories for myself. I realize that there are a ton of options to lose weight, but they all require so much thought!   Diets that require different food than t … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of Princess

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #BrightMind #CollectiveBias Last week, I shared Princess's  story and how we switched her food to Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND Dog Food. She's been on the new food for a little over a month now and I'm very happy to say that we've seen some great changes. She is more active and up and around the house more than she has been in … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacking on the Go

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Emerald® Nuts. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   I don't know about you, but I'm alway's looking for something to help me get through that 11am morning slump or dreadful afternoon dip. What do you need right now? No, not another cup of coffee — you need a snack! If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have been working at living a healthier life day by day. I’ve been exercisin … [Read more...]

Dog Food for Older Dogs – Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BrightMind #CollectiveBias   My dog, Princess, has been part of this family for a long time.  The picture below was taken when we 1st adopted her. It seems like yesterday we saw her little brown and tan, Reese-cup colored face at the Petsmart Chihuahua rescue event. A Chihuahua and Dachshund mix, she was the cutest puppy I … [Read more...]