Slide Into Summer With the H2OGO! Kids’ Water Slide!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bestway for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It's almost Memorial Day weekend and you know what that means? It is the "official" start of summer! This means its time for days at the pool, picnics, and cooking out in the back yard. Oh yeah, it also means that kids are out of school and looking for something to occupy their time.  As a mom of a 12 year old stepson, this also means ... [ Read More ]

My Ultimate Patio Dreams Summer Wishlist


Summer is in full swing and already I have been dreaming about updating our back patio. Two years ago, my husband did a fantastic job of removing the old wooden deck and replacing it with a beautiful paver patio. It gives us a great space to not only play with the kids but also to invite friends over and entertain while the kids play in the yard. The only problem is that we don't really have any good decor. If you are a long-time reader of my ... [ Read More ]

Pittsburghers! Have you bought your Slide the City Tickets Yet?

Hey, Pittsburghers! Have you registered for the Slide the City? Summer time is approaching fast and we are bringing 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten your city streets. That is three football fields! Three! Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit Pittsburgh! The first date of June 6 is sold out, but because ... [ Read More ]

Share Summer Memories With A Coca-Cola & a DIY Bottle Cap Tray

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CokeHappyHour #CollectiveBias Nothing says "summer" like Coca-Cola. I'm not sure what it is, but a cold Coke on a hot day is so refreshing. In fact, my dad for years told the story that back when he was in grade school and middle school, as a reward for having a good report card at the end of the school year, my grandparents would buy him a ... [ Read More ]

Babies Deserve Great Food Too! Feed them Beech-Nut Organic Food


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Beech-Nut. I received a free coupon to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.  As babies, both E and Baby R suffered from acid reflux. Once they started on solid foods, I assumed that the reflux would subside, and it did -- in some ways. In other ways, however, it actually seemed to get worse. I quickly realized that ... [ Read More ]

Send Smiles with Hallmark Cards and Walmart!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias I have not been known for my card-giving reliability. More often than not, I end up forgetting the card. It's not that I don't like giving cards, its that I simply forget to buy one. I'll be out scouring the stores for the perfect give, and be so excited when I find it that I totally forget about buying a ... [ Read More ]

5 Solutions for Installing Vinyl Wall Decals on Textured Walls #DivineWalls


I am loving the new vinyl wall decal trend. It's not just words or sayings either. The images and design decals are also beautiful. The decals are particularly appealing to me because, well, I'm not particularly adept at stenciling on the wall in paint -- not to mention where do you get a stencil that large that says what you want? This is why these vinyl decals are so great. Plus, if you decide to move, or repaint a room it is easy to remove ... [ Read More ]