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Monster Jam 2017

I remember going to watch monster trucks battle it out when I was a kid. It was some real rip-roaring excitement and was always fun. Today I enjoy taking my family out to Monster Jam events, too. Monster Jam is coming to the Phoenix area where I live, but also has many shows planned around […]

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance (Plus Leash Giveaway)

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings Dogs have been a blessing to me and some of my fondest memories involve the dogs who have been in my life. Max, Sable, Buster, Maya, and many other pups made me laugh and showed me love. […]

Family Dinners, Italian Style

Compensation was provided by Bertolli Frozen Meals. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Bertolli Frozen Meals. Italian food is one of my favorite things to eat. Eating Italian food has always seemed like a special occasion to me. I think it is just inherent […]

Front Seat Safety Matters

When I was a kid, my sisters and I had some pretty heated disputes over who would sit in the front seat. I recall one day when I yelled shotgun and dove in through the open car window into the front seat. In my mind, I deserved to sit in the front seat because I […]

Office-Friendly Gift Basket for Him

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome #CollectiveBias I love to give my friends and family members gift baskets. I find […]

Pie Face Showdown

This post was sponsored by Hasbro as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Sibling rivalry can be such a difficult minefield to navigate. I honestly believed that because my children were four years apart, they would never fight because of the age difference. […]

Easy DIY vitaminwater Bottle Holder

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteHydration #CollectiveBias The Arizona sun beats down in a very intense way almost every single summer day. Don’t believe the dry heat comment people make; being dry is not better. A dry heat requires a lot of […]

Get Grilling and Tailgating Tips from LongHorn Grill Masters This Labor Day

  I cannot believe it is nearly Labor Day already! While I love fall, I am going to miss so much about summer! Here is some good news, though. Longhorn wants to help you grill your best this Labor Day weekend. Ever wonder how to get great diamond marks on your steak or how to season your meat perfectly? […]

Marinated Veggie Kabobs and Ribeyes #BestSummerBBQ

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #BestSummerBBQ #CollectiveBias Even though it is crazy hot here in Arizona during the summer, it is still grilling season. Cooking outside is fun and the results are so very tasty. One grilling truth is that it is […]

How Music Makes My Life Better (Gift Basket Tutorial and Free Printable)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #ExpressUrSelfie #CollectiveBias Music is an important part of my life. It is woven into my day-to-day routines, my relationships, my hobbies, my personality, and my faith. Music can bring me from the depths of sadness and raise […]

Spring Cleaning: Making Your Home Your Castle

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyPledgeCastle #CollectiveBiasWith about half the square footage of the average American home, it is fair to say I live in a small house. It might seem like quite an exaggeration to call my home my castle, but seeing […]

Hosting a Championship Worthy Basketball Party

I love basketball because it is such a fast paced game and there is hardly ever a dull moment. If you combine the fun of basketball with family, friends, and tasty food and drinks, you will easily have a championship worthy basketball party. When we have people over to watch basketball, I like to have […]