Monday, January 30, 2017

Celebrate the Big Game with José Olé

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If you are anything like me you may enjoy having your close friends and family over for dinner, games and fun! I often throw parties and entertain others while we play board games or watch sporting events much like the big one coming up in a few short days, Super Bowl! Let's be real for a minute though I am a busy, working Mom, I need to save time. Get your the party started like I do by satisfying my guests with appetites with real meat and cheese!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jose Ole . The opinions and text are all mine.

Meet my secret weapons, José Olé Mexican snacks. It’s easy to serve real food and save time while getting the whole family involved in the Game Day celebration just by cooking up these babies. I purchase mine at my local Walmart in the frozen section.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ready to Save Money on Traveling?

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Sometimes after we have been in the house for days at a time we need out. Cabin fever is a real thing when you have been snowed in for days and days. The weather has started to lighten up and all the snow has now melted. For a few days it has almost resembled Spring. It will not last though soon snowfall will cover the group again and temperatures will plummet into the negatives again. I decided to surprise my family and take them n a trip to Las Vegas. A quick search on Coupon Dash and I found a $30 of flight discount.

 Then I ventured to the car rental section. Last time we went to Vegas I rented a 2016 Mazda 6. This year I found a 2016 Mazda Touring for 25% off just by looking around the website for some deals.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

10 Things your Garden Needs this Spring

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I miss my garden now that is covered in snow...but that is NOT stopping my planning for this years garden! I have already started my seedlings and charting for where I will put my new plants. Enjoy my 10 Things your Garden Needs this Spring:

Friday, January 20, 2017

20 Winter Activities with Kids

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 The Winter time is a mixture of Lake effect weather, Snow days and Festive Holidays. We try really hard to enjoy the snowy tundra of Western New York as much as possible. Sometimes it is not always easy when Mother Nature dumps feet of snow daily on us! I have compiled a great list of FUN activities you can do with your family over the Winter months.
1. Donate your time to local shelter, food pantry or Humane Society. We often give out Care packages at our local soup kitchen and each year brings more rewarding experiences!
2. Paint Snow-inside. My son LOVES this craft on Snow days!! 
3. Print out Coloring pages, word mazes or cross word puzzles just search on Pinterest for some!

Monday, January 16, 2017

10 Recipes for Date Night at Home

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I used to get excited about a chance to dress up, eat delicious food, and stare dreamily into my spouses eyes? When we first started dating that was like the best part, right? Some call it the "honeymoon stage". However, date night also means getting a babysitter (yeah RIGHT!), making a reservation, paying obscene amount of money for a meal I can easily whip up at home! The chilly winter weather has be becoming a hermit more and more as I get older. I dread walking my son to school in the morning on these frigid months. Instead of spending loads of money and travel unnecessarily enjoy my 10 recipes you can impress your significant other and have a romantic night in. Also need some ideas of what to do during your night in enjoy my date night ideas here.
 This post was in collaboration with Adam & Eve. All opinions expressed are my own.
Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to my secret for date night meals: Dips! Yes, my friends dips can be so sexy and fun. Just open a box of Rose Petal Seduction or A Year Of Creative Games For Lovers and enjoy Netflix and chill" at its finest! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Spring Clean with GreenBuyBack

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 Now that the Holidays are finally over I have started to sort though stuff. Spring Cleaning is just around the corner and instead of waiting until the last minute I decided to get a head start. I would much rather use this time to make money, when snow and sub zero temperatures outside then give in to cabin fever! I found some great ways to help get rid of my electronics just laying around. Let me introduce you to GreenBuyBack!
“This is a sponsored post brought to you by Greenbuyback. All opinions are my own.”

5 Easy steps to House Train a Puppy

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 When I first got my little mix puppy she was only around 9 weeks old. She had not been house broken and boy was I in for the long haul with her. I searched the internet looking for some helpful tips and it just seemed like everyone had opinions but none of them seemed to actually work. First off puppy pads were an absolute nightmare! You are training your puppy to literally pee in the house I kind f felt like that was not the whole point of house training so those went right in the trash. If these work for you congratulations but they did NOT for me. Here are some tips I found REALLY worked for my little ball of stubbornness.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

10 Netflix shows to watch, after the kids are in bed

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 Carefully sit on the couch, grab a blanket and check the monitor for the 72nd time this evening. What was that sound? Oh, just my spouse turning the TV on, check the baby monitor again. Nothing...silence...SUCCESS! Finally some time alone! Well, time with your other half anyway. Time to watch something other then Jake and the Never-land Pirates, TrollHunters or My little Pony. What do you even like watching? I sat on the couch for a while before I remembered what I liked to watch before having my son. Yes, that is how it works folks we forget ourselves and give our all to those tiny humans we created, don't we? Time to get back in the saddle and enjoy some much needed TV time together. Here are some great choices you may not even realize are on Netflix.
**I received a free service to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Blue Apron Review

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 I have seen so many advertisements for subscription box meals...they are everywhere. As a mother, wife and lady boss I find this very intriguing. At first I am not going to lie, I was a bit put off. How dare people be so lazy to not go grocery shopping and make up meals on their own! Then LIFE happened! I realized I needed help to make our family run smoothly. In truth this Mom needs a break from Grocery shopping AND cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner 365 days a year! I researched the inter-webs and found Blue Apron and decided to try it out! 
  I received a free product to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Friday, January 6, 2017

25 Tips on Surviving Long Road trips with Kids

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 Before I had my son, I pictured vacationing with kids much like the picture above. Once I had my son and attempted the 11-17 hour drive to some of favorite vacation destinations, I quickly realized that picture is FAR from the actual truth! It takes so much planning, work and redirection for long car rides with kids to achieve "happy time" moments. I have compiled some of my favorite tips to help even the newest parents survive enjoy long road trips with kids. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lets Celebrate with ONE HOPE Sparkle Wine

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 We love purchasing some of our favorite bubbly beverages to enjoy throughout the year. I was first introduced to all things Champagne from a friend of mine who calls them her life line! Personally, I always stayed on the sweeter side of things and never experimented with anything. I am more of a plain Jane, once I like something I stick with it forever. Until I discovered Prosecco, hook line and sinker I started to explore bubbly beverages and have not once looked back!
 Meet my new lush affair, ONEHOPE California Sparkling Wine in only the most spectacular Sparkly bottle EVER! I may just be my new indulgence on those cold winter nights when the weather is subzero and all one can really do is cozy up inside with a bubbly beverage and binge watch Netflix!