September 15, 2014

Ahoy, me Hearties! Avast, meet ye, me crew. #chasingtreats2014


In normal, adventurous Au style, we spent me the day at the lake with me Buchaneers.  We pillaged, we plundered, had adventures,  sword fights and even found treasure.  We pillaged this thar Crew Bounty to review from Chasing Fireflies. All mayhem, doubloon and opinions be ye my own.  Go ye now and walk the plank. My kids count down the days to Halloween, every year.  They love dressing up in fun costumes, going to Halloween parties, and trick … [Continue reading...]

September 12, 2014

Taming Curly Hair for the perfect Back to School style! #SoCozyBTS


I received product from SoCozy for review.  All opinions are my own. I have straight hair.  The kind of straight hair that when you use a curling iron or curlers, magically, your hair still is straight.  I can't hold a curl, not matter how hard I tried. My husband has straight hair, too.  Imagine our surprise when our first two kids had curly hair.  And when I say curly, I don't mean wavy.  They have the most amazing, beautiful curls.  With my … [Continue reading...]

September 12, 2014

BonBon Ice Cream Brownie Bite


When going back to school it is so important to me to find opportunities to spend time together as a family.  Between school, baseball, scouts, dance, and homework I feel like the end of the day comes around quicker than I am ready for it.  That is why I like to have a special treat to end the day with.  Okay, any excuse for a delicious dessert is a good excuse.  I received compensation from Dreyer's to create an easy recipe that can make family … [Continue reading...]

September 12, 2014

S’more Ice Cream Sandwich


Did you know that Dreyer's has S'mores Ice Cream?  Yeah, awesome, huh! When I saw this I knew that I had to buy it.  I received coupons from Dreyer's to come up with a great back to school recipe and I was excited for the challenge.  We love making s'mores during the summer. There is nothing better than the warm night air, stars in the sky and enjoying time together as a family eating s'mores.  Now as we go back to school, the weather has started … [Continue reading...]

September 10, 2014

Gummy Drop!, the newest game from Big Fish


Big Fish has released yet again, another winner. I really enjoy playing games on my phone.  I find it relaxing to play one of my favorite games when I have a few minutes and right now my game of choice is Gummy Drop.  I have many that I like, but this one I really enjoy because it brings a much higher level of a challenge than others. In Gummy Drop, the goal is to "rebuild famous landmarks across the globe, players much match gummies in groups … [Continue reading...]

September 10, 2014

Casting Call: Married Couples to Compete for Trust Fund for their KIDS!


  Here is a fun opportunity for you: Casting Call We are casting active and adventurous PARENTS who are willing to take on any challenge and compete in an elimination-based, eight-episode series to test both physical stamina and mental acuity. *Filming dates would be November 2 - December 13 (subject to change) in an undisclosed tropical location. Production would be dark over Thanksgiving.* Readers that would like to apply … [Continue reading...]

September 10, 2014

Halloween Crafts and Recipes


It’s never too early to start planning a ghostly get-together! Count down to Halloween with the October issue ofWoman’s Day, now on newsstands nationwide. Full of recipes and family friendly activities, your fall will be jam packed with seasonal fun. Keep autumn spook-tacular and stress-free with charming pumpkin carvings, DIY front-door decorations, and wickedly delightful recipes! Be sure to take note of these simple, budget-friendly, … [Continue reading...]

September 9, 2014

Apple Announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch #AppleLive


We have been counting down the days to the Apple announcements for their new products.  There have been so much talk and speculation and a lot of which was correct.  Personally, I was hoping the speculation for an Apple Watch was going to be accurate.  I had been holding out on buying competitors brands in hopes that Apple would release one.  This morning Apple Announced iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch!  Looks like I will be waiting until … [Continue reading...]

September 8, 2014

Getting fit really CAN be FUN! #FitMadeFun


I received promotional items to throw a #FitMadeFun party.  All opinions are my own. On September 6th, coinciding with the global launch of the LeapBand™, the new wearable activity tracker from LeapFrog, I had the opportunity to throw a #FitMadeFun Party!  And let me tell you, we had fun!  Kid were all smiles.  We have been a fan of the Leap Frog brand for a long time so I was very excited to hear about the release of the Leap Band.  This is … [Continue reading...]

September 8, 2014

SUPER MEGA Power Rangers FUN!


I am part of the Saban Brand-Bassador program. I receive the SUPER MEGA Power Rangers products as part of this program. All opinions are my own. Since my son is a ultra-super-mega power rangers fan, this months Saban Brand-Bassador products are a perfect fit!  This power rangers fan is celebrating his birthday in just a few weeks so he will be receiving these items at his Power Rangers birthday party!  He will be so excited.  I am excited to … [Continue reading...]