Category: Sponsored

Enjoy Sensory Play with Edible Dirt for Dia de los Ninos

Enjoy Sensory Play with Edible Dirt for Dia de los Ninos

This #HoneyNutCheerios #NuestroCereal Dia de los Niños campaign was sponsored by General Mills Big G Cereals through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. Children are an absolute joy to watch play, and it is so much more fun to engage with them in a fun activity. I recently learned about the Día de los Niños holiday, and I think it is brilliant! Why not have a special day to focus on children and their fun learning experiences while making memories. Sure, we strive for that on a regular basis, but how special is it to have a holiday just for […]

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Showing Texas Pride with the fragrance of Bluebonnets #PurexFreshBluebonnet

Showing Texas Pride with the fragrance of Bluebonnets #PurexFreshBluebonnet

Thanks to Purex® and #SocialInsiders for providing me with some #PurexFreshBluebonnet to enjoy and share with my readers. All opinions expressed here are my own. One of the first things that come to mind when I think about Texas in the springtime, is bluebonnets. These lovely wildflowers are a symbol of this wonderful state in which I live. It is almost a rite of passage in Texas to get a photo of yourself (or your kids) in a field of bluebonnets. Finding a patch of bluebonnets in Houston isn’t easy, but several years ago a friend and I drove past […]

Posted May 4, 2016 by Julie in Giveaways, Sponsored, / 9 Comments
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5 Tips for an Easier {Military} Move

5 Tips for an Easier {Military} Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving house is always a complicated process, full of big emotions and sometimes difficult decisions. Some people are pros at moving and others, like me, find it a very stressful life event. In the past decade, I have moved three times, and one of those moves was halfway across the country. My husband and I have also had several situations where he had to temporarily live away, whether for an extended Army school, mobilization, or a new civilian job opportunity. These […]

Posted April 30, 2016 by Julie in Home, Military, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 5 Comments
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3 Easy Healthy Toddler Meals with Hummus

3 Easy Healthy Toddler Meals with Hummus

I was hired by The Women Bloggers to participate in this #HummusMadeEasy campaign led by Kendal King Group and #SoapboxInfluence on behalf of BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy. Opinions (and excitement in creating these easy healthy toddler meals) are mine.    Feeding a tiny human should not be so difficult. But if your young toddler is anything like my 17-month-old, food is rejected (and tossed) immediately as a rule before even giving it a taste. There might be about a handful of foods he is willing to eat without a song and dance, pleading, or attempts at tough love (“I guess […]

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Toys always end up in landfills. Celebrate Earth Day and rent them instead!

Toys always end up in landfills. Celebrate Earth Day and rent them instead!

Thanks Pley for sponsoring this conversation. My baby is not even two years old and already he has collected more toys than I thought possible. My living room looks like a multi-colored toy fairy exploded all over it, and I bet you’re nodding because your living room or play room is littered with toys as well. I actually hid some of the toys that my son got for his first birthday in order to introduce them slowly so he doesn’t get bored with them all at once. I’m thankful we received so many gifts because collecting all of them can […]

Posted April 20, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 9 Comments
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Save on the Everyday with Groupon

Save on the Everyday with Groupon

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are mine. Nowadays it is almost silly to pay full price on items, food, or experiences. Deal sites are popping up all over the place, but the first one I used, and the one I still use most often, is the Groupon Coupons site. Why I Groupon I have purchased Groupon deals for quite a few different experiences. My husband and I took a horse-back riding lesson due to a Groupon. I have bought movie passes on multiple occasions – two for one deals are awesome. I also purchased […]

Posted April 17, 2016 by Julie in Deals and Steals, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Timeless Skin Care. All opinions are my own. After having my baby, I looked and felt like I aged 10 years! Pregnancy, childbirth, lack of sleep and time for personal care can really wreak havoc on our appearance, and my skin took a hit. What’s a busy new mom to do? I never used to be a product girl and remembering to moisturize was something I really struggled with. But in my 30s, and now as a mother, things have really changed. Why does having a baby change your skin so much? […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by Julie in Health, Sponsored, / 14 Comments
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Springtime Messy Moments are Fun

Springtime Messy Moments are Fun

This #SCJMessyMoments campaign was sponsored by SC Johnson through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. I remember a time when keeping a home clean was not a big deal. A house without kids and with minimal pets just doesn’t get too dirty. It was just me and my parents (and one cat) growing up, so I was raised doing plenty of chores and learned how to keep a house looking good. Fast forward to the present, and I have a handful of cohabitants in my house who like to cause trouble. From oldest to youngest: the husband (my first trouble […]

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My Mother’s Promise to my baby boy

My Mother’s Promise to my baby boy

This #MothersPromise campaign was sponsored by Pampers through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. The day my son was born, I transformed into someone new. Picture a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly because becoming a Mom is a transformation of epic proportions. It is a moment when you finally see the world from a perspective outside yourself, and the world takes on new meaning. I’ve heard it said that watching your child is like watching your heart walk around outside your body, and I completely understand that sentiment now. Holding my little baby in my arms for the first time, […]

Posted March 16, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 14 Comments
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Healthy Snacking for Toddlers

Healthy Snacking for Toddlers

I was hired by The Women Bloggers to participate in this #GerberLilBeanies campaign led by Kendal King Group on behalf of Nestle. All opinions are mine. Raise your hand if you have a very busy toddler who refuses to sit or stand still. Keep ’em up if getting said toddler to sit still long enough to eat a healthy meal is a daily struggle. Me, too! What can we do to ensure we provide healthy snacking options for our toddlers? Sometimes I feel like this little boy of mine wants to live off honey-flavored crackers and cereal. Getting him to […]

Posted March 9, 2016 by Julie in Food, Parenting, Sponsored, / 12 Comments
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