Amazon $50 Gift Card Giveaway and Great Amazon Finds 8/18

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This post contains affiliate links. As of 7/23/13, Amazon has 209 million users and of those, 20 million are Amazon Prime users. We've been Prime members for a few years now. The biggest items that I had delivered for free, thanks to Prime, is this Weber Grill that we bought last year. I looked it up on Consumer Reports first, saw that it had was recommended as a bargain buy and the rest is history. (I don't think the UPS guy was too happy with that heavy delivery!) We've been very happy with … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 7/26

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May this be the only shark you ever see at the beach. Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 7/28 -  NuNaturals Giveaway 4 Products Including New Cocoa Syrup! 4 winners Ends 8/4 - Hungry Girl Diet Book 2 Winners Ends 8/9 - Family Prize Pack - Moon Pies and T-Shirts Ends 8/11 - Vera Bradley Bag Link Your Giveaways If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway, please link up! For your links, please use the blog … {Read More}

First Things First Family Prize Pack Moon Pies and T-Shirts Giveaway 8/9 #FirstThingsFirst

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  Summer is all about family and spending quality time with the ones you love. And the more skills you develop the more time you invest in your family and your relationships. First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families. Lost in Translation The following video, called Lost in Translation, is about the difficulty that couples can have communicating with each other. In the video, this couple will actually say one thing, … {Read More}

How to Make Gak – Netflix for a Summer Brain Power Boost #Stream Team

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  Ryan has always loved playing with stuff like Playdoh, clay, Gak and slime! Every time I make either pizza or bread dough, there's Ryan asking me for piece that he can have to knead and play with. We made Gak a while ago and I knew he would be up for making a fresh batch of Gak. This super-science concoction is one way to give this kid a brain power boost over his summer! How to Make Gak It really is simple to make. I actually found this easy recipe over at PBS Parents Crafts … {Read More}

Bathroom Routines Plus $1.50 Cottonelle Coupon

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This article is sponsored by Cottonelle Do you have certain bathroom routines? It's okay to talk about them! You are among friends! :) Bathroom Routines Just like you, I have certain bathroom routines that I follow every day. I wash my face with a gentle foaming cleanser, I brush my teeth with an electric toothbrush and I always follow up a shampoo with a moisturizing conditioner. Oh, and there is one more routine that I have to mention. I’ve practiced a clean care routine for as long as … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Water Country #WW #WCFamilyFun

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We took our boys and two of Ryan's friends to Water Country last week. Here are a few of my favorite photos. Check out my full review here! Have a great week!   An InLinkz Link-up … {Read More}

Celebrating Ryan’s Birthday at Water Country #WCFamilyFun

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 I received tickets to Water Country to facilitate this review. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely my own. This was our second time visiting Water Country and based on our first experience 2 years ago, I had a pretty good feeling that James, Ryan and Ryan's two friends would have a great time celebrating Ryan's birthday at Water Country. Ryan's two friends had never been here and both were very excited. When we left the house for the 1 1/2 hour drive, it was cloudy and … {Read More}

VERA BRADLEY Convertible Crossbody in Tutti Frutti Bag Giveaway (RV $74) 8/11

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  I love Vera Bradley Bags because they are bright, colorful and lightweight. I carried around the now retired pattern Pink Elephant shoulder bag for a long time and it just got so worn out I had to literally retire the bag itself! This Cross Body in the Tutti Frutti pattern is the perfect versatile, lightweight bag for summer! One Moms Own Words will win this pretty bag. This bag is super versatile, with three wear options. You can use it as a handheld, over the shoulder, or as a … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 7/19

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Can you tell I'm cleaning the house today? Getting ready for a family party....I hope your weekend doesn't involve cleaning. Have a great one! :) Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 7/22 – $50 Sunoco Gas Gift Card Ends 7/28 -  NuNaturals Giveaway 4 Products Including New Cocoa Syrup! 4 winners Ends 8/4 - Hungry Girl Diet Book 2 Winners Link Your Giveaways If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway, please link … {Read More}

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Super Easy!

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  This is a very easy, yummy slow cooker chicken recipe that BBQ fans and cooks short on time will love! This recipe was discovered over at Stick a Fork In It  here. … {Read More}

#RitzBitsTeams Supports Youth Soccer Through Pear

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This post is sponsored by Global Influence. Opinions expressed are my own. My boys have played soccer since they were both five years old. Our town soccer league has been wonderful for them. Through soccer, they are getting lots of exercise, they are learning the mechanics of the game, gaining skills and learning about teamwork and good sportsmanship. The game has helped with Ryan's focus. He has gone from a timid, distracted player to a confident player who is not afraid to go after the … {Read More}

Discovering Boating at Spectacle Lake #MC #Discoverboating #Sponsored

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Last year, we paid for beach privileges over at Spectacle Lake in Leominster, MA. The boys loved being able to swim, fish and jump to their heart's content off of the dock into the nice refreshing water. What is interesting about this lake is that the water is very clear with a transparency of 19 feet. I was told there are a lot of … {Read More}