Rent Toys for Your Kids with a Sparkbox Toys Subscription

I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.

Far too many times I have bought toys for my kids only to have them sitting in a corner collecting dust a few weeks later. When we moved from New England to Colorado we did a major clean up that included a yard sale, two trips to Goodwill, and a trip to the dump. Many of the items included were toys and a lot of them were hardly played with. 

I have thought in the past that it would be great to be able to rent toys and try them out before buying them and now you can with Sparkbox Toys!

Sparkbox toy rental subscription box review

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Flip’n OUT Over Spence & Marie! Giveaway

Everyone loves a cute cloth diaper. When it’s a new print, it’s even better. What’s even better than new Flip and bumGenius Genius Series prints? The chance to WIN a new Flip cover in each print! One lucky winner will win one new Spence and one new Marie cover!

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Insects, Here is Your Eviction Notice Courtesy of Hot Shot® Insecticides

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides.

Do you hear me, bugs? You are not allowed to feel at home here. You’re like the unpleasant houseguest that just won’t leave, but guess what? I have your eviction notice here in a can. Hot Shot® Insecticides has been helping me rid my home and yard of a variety of bugs all summer long. 

Evict insects with #HotShot Insecticides 3

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Currently {Vol. 3}

What is Currently? It is a link up where a group of bloggers share what we are Currently up to and let you share your post through the link-up below. It is a way for us to share our week with our readers and build a community with each other. Join us. 

As is often the case with me, I’m a day late and a dollar short. Yesterday turned out to be an irritating day (you will see why below) that took up much more time that I had to spare. Now I can finally sit down to write what I’ve been up to this week. Phew. 

Currently Vol. 3

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How to Prep Wool Covers in 10 Minutes

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Wool can be scary to a lot of people, me included. It took me years to try wool because it seemed hard, it sounded gross (you only wash it once a month?! Yuck!), and I just didn’t get it. Then my son became an older toddler and regular covers weren’t always cutting it so I tried it and I loved it!

One of the questions I see fairly often in cloth diaper circles is how to prep wool. I am going to show you how easy it really is and that it only takes about ten minutes.

How to prep wool diaper covers in 10 minutes #clothdiapers

Are you ready to conquer your fear of wool?

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Easy to Make Snacks for After School or Any Time!

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AfterSchoolSnacks

Red started his Sophomore year last week and that means stocking the refrigerator and freezer with easy to make snacks for him to have after school. I like to have easy to make snacks that encourage him to eat vegetables and since he won’t sit down and munch on carrot sticks I have to get creative.

Easy to make #AfterSchoolSnacks...or any time! #shop

We went to Walmart and chose Bagel Bites to make bagel sandwiches and Delimex taquitos to have with homemade pico de gallo and guacamole. Kids, you have to trick them sometimes.

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Get Back to School Immunizations at Walgreens and Help a Child in Need

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveaShot 

It’s back to school time again which means that many children will need to get their required vaccines. Did you know many Walgreens locations give immunizations so you don’t have to wait weeks or even months for an appointment with your pediatrician or family doctor? Not only that, when your child gets a vaccine such as whooping cough or meningitis at Walgreens they will also help a child in a developing country get a life saving vaccine. 

#GetaShot. Give a shot. Get your child's immunizations at Walgreens and help a needy child #shop

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Managing LBL, Light Bladder Leakage, with Poise

Thanks to Poise for sponsoring today’s discussion.

As a woman of a certain age who has had two babies I doubt it comes as a surprise that the feeling of a sneeze coming on can also bring a little bit of panic. As the sneeze builds up I brace myself, cross my legs, and hope for the best…then light bladder leakage strikes. 

Does this sound familiar? Ugh. So embarrassing, isn’t it? Light bladder leakage (LBL) is very common in women but isn’t something that we’re comfortable talking about, not even to our doctors. We tend to suffer with this in silence but Poise Microliners can help.

Manage light bladder leakage with Poise

 

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Foodie Friday: 50/50 Wheat Bread

I love homemade bread but I don’t want to spend all day kneading it and making a mess all over my counter. I have a bread machine to make this task easier but the problem with that is the shape of the loaf is wonky.

The loaves are almost round so you end up with the mother of all sandwiches that only a linebacker can finish. My solution to this dilemma was a huge lightbulb moment. I don’t know why I never thought of it sooner! This bread is started in the bread machine and finished in the oven to make not only a delicious loaf of bread but also a typically shaped loaf. 

50/50 Wheat Bread #recipe - start in bread machine, finish in the oven

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A Real Day in the Life of a Blogging Mom

A Real Day in the Life of a Blogging MomI wrote a post about a typical day of a mom blogger a few months ago to illustrate the fact that we don’t just sit home and collect free stuff and write a quick five-minute post about it. This time I wanted to write about my actual day. What a normal day looks like with the blog stuff aside. 

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that we get up with the birds, do a bunch of crafts, make elaborate meals in bento boxes, and sing all day. That would be a lie. I’m not that blogger that needs to make you think that I always have my shizz together because that’s laughable. I don’t and I’m not going to lie to you. If that was the image that I wanted to portray then I surely would have come up with a different name for my blog.

The truth is this. This is what a real day looks like:

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