How to save even more online with Groupon Coupons

How to use Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post but I always express my honesty. Thank you for supporting me and reading further. I'm sure if I threw out a question on Facebook asking Quick!! What's your go-to app for  finding deals?? I'd have about 95% of folks saying GROUPON! Groupon deals in Laguna Niguel But what if I told you there's an entire different component to Groupon to save you more on places you frequently shop at online?  While Groupon Coupons might be something unfamiliar by name - it isnt' unfamiliar by what it offers.  You know when you have some PayPal money sitting around (is it me, or is … [Read more...]

Battling the Four-titudes – Stickers & Reward Chart

sticker reward chart for preschool kids

Not sure about you, but we have a BAD case of the four-titudes. Like, attitudes, but, by a four year old.  This is compounded because her little bro loves to do whatever his big sis does - good or bad.  Jon and I have been struggling in the parenting department and just really wonder why there's no magical stork to drop off the golden handbook on how to decipher these creatures. i'm half kidding. So we both talked about what wasn't working and wanted to try something different.  I know Aubrey lives for stickers.  She and Luke are always coming home from preschool with a few on their shirt … [Read more...]

Paw Patrol Cardboard Vehicles

Cardboard Box Vehicles - Rocky's Trash Truck and Zuma's Hovercraft

Every year at the kids' preschool, they host a Father's Day drive in movie extravaganza.  The dads work with the kids to turn ordinary cardboard boxes into cars, trucks, planes, or even hover crafts.   Aubrey's first year Jon did a regular truck.  Her second year he created Marshall's (from Paw Patrol)  fire truck.  This year he had two to create since both kids now attend the preschool.  He asked them what they wanted and of course they said Paw Patrol! Jon did most of the work since this year he went and used spray paint instead of wrapping the boxes in wrapping paper. We also had to … [Read more...]

90 Second Review of the Mazda CX-3

90 second Review Mazda CX-3 Touring

This post is in partnership with DriveShop USA and Mazda.  A vehicle was provided to facilitate the review. All opinions are authentic! Before we had kids, I had a sedan.  I had upgraded from a 2 door to a 4 door while in college.  It was my first Big Girl car purchase and I signed on the dotted line by myself.  At the time, I just wanted some more space but wasn't really looking to keep the car any longer than 5 years.  12 years later, I wish I had told my 20-something year old self - get a vehicle that will last your lifestyle longer than 5 years! Being without a car payment is so … [Read more...]

How To Create A Diaper Cake TuTu

how to create a diaper cake tutu

For my sister's baby shower {click here to see my recap!} my cousin and I split up some different creative projects to use as decor for the baby shower.  While the theme of the shower was Sweet Pea and used gold, shades of pink, and green, the nursery is along the lines of lavender, gray and white.  For another friend's baby shower I created the  diaper cake and a tutu for her daughter to wear after.  I wanted to do the same for my sis, so I used varying shades of purple tulle. Custom onesie from Etsy. Not sure the seller because my cousin purchased it. Here are the items you'll … [Read more...]

Be Cooler – NewAir WAT40W Bottom loading water cooler – Review

Be Cooler - NewAir WAT40W Bottom loading water cooler - Review

NewAir was kind enough to provide me with this awesome water cooler to use and review.  I feel like such an adult. Read on! When you were younger, and someone said "what would make you feel like an adult" - how did you answer? Was it when you would be able to drive? Get married? Graduate college? Start your career? Have a mortgage?  If you're like me, you might have hit new milestones and thought NOW I feel like an adult!  And then the next one would come, and you'd say the same thing.  I've now realized, having your own water cooler to dispense cold (or hot!) water in an instant definitely … [Read more...]

First Impressions – Pura D’or Shampoo and Conditioner

First Impressions - Pura D'or Shampoo & Conditioner

I received the following items from the brand to use.  This is my first impression!  This post might also contain affiliate links. I've really been working on creating some different types of Vlogs to add some voice to my story - beyond just the words you see here on the blog.  I'd love if you'd click over and subscribe! I love love love beauty stuff.  I've done quite a bit of recaps on the blog, YouTube, and Instagram on things I've come across.  When I receive an email asking if I'd like to try something beauty-related in exchange for sharing with my readers - I get super giddy. I … [Read more...]

My Sister’s Baby Shower

Sweet Pea Baby Shower

Last week we celebrated my sister and her upcoming baby girl with a beautiful shower!  My family is quite creative so between my mom, aunt, cousin, and me, we had some awesome DIY creations.  I'll be sharing more on some of those tutorials later but today I have a few photos and a vlog to share! The shower had a Sweet Pea theme and our colors were various shades of pink, gold, and green.  We couldn't figure out what style we wanted the cake to be - but in a search on the web we found a design similar to this.  Joeleen with A Sweet Design is amazing and made the cake perfect.  I love her … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Enjoying Knott’s Berry Farm With Kids

Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival

We were provided with complimentary tickets, food passes, and parking to facilitate this post. Thank you Knott's for the opportunity   This past weekend the kids and I met up with my cousin to venture to Knott's Berry Farm for a day full of fun - and Boysenberries.  Ryan stayed at home with Grammie and I had to switch roles from a breastfeeding mama to a pumping mama for the day.  Since my brain has been fried lately with more interrupted sleep (thanks teething) I had to make a list before we headed out to ensure I brought every part I needed.  Lists are my BFF. 5 Tips For Enjoying … [Read more...]

Finding My Blissful Moments

Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards Bars | #BlissfulMoments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlissfulMoments#CollectiveBias When I started back at work when my maternity leave was up, I was trying to find a way to find blissful moments to get some quality "me time" in.  With three kids, it required a bit more thought as to where I'd find this magical time to just do something to fulfill me.  Thank God Ryan is a great sleeper so I didn't mind the idea I came up with - Be ready by 6:15 (or, 6:30 if I'm super tired) to have some quiet moments before it becomes complete chaos … [Read more...]