New Way To Call A Cab – “Curb” Makes It Easy! $15 Off Your First Ride #Sponsored #MC

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I've never felt comfortable hailing a cab.  First, I can't ever remember if the light on means they are available, or not available.  It seems awkward to wave my arm in the air.  I can't whistle.  Middle of the block?  Corner?  I never know where to stand.  And the worst? Yes, people have walked right smack in front of me and stolen, yes, stolen, grrrrrr, my cab.  In the rain.  What's a girl to do? Well the days of awkward arm waving, … [Read more...]

Fun After-School Snack! Fruit and Cheese Kabobs with Arla Dofino Cheese! #HavartiParty #Sponsored #MC

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"Mom, I'm HUNGRY!" It's the first thing I hear when I pick up my daughter from school.  I'm always looking for afternoon snack ideas and one of the best we've found is Arla Dofino Cheese and Fruit Kabobs.  They are equally fun-to-make as they are delicious-to-eat.  And, moms like me can feel good about having our kids eat Arla Dofino cheeses.  Arla Dofino cheeses are naturally good, free of added hormones and crafted with quality, natural … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Let’s Imagine Elmo! (US, Ends 10/8) New Toys for Under the Tree (If You Can Wait That Long)! #HasbroChicago

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Hasbro included me in a fun event in Chicago recently to play, er, I mean try some of their newest toys.  How fun is that?  F-U-N, FUN!  My favorite was a new line from Playdoh called, DohVinci.  Cartridges of an all new compound similar to, but not quite exactly Playdoh, fit into a Styler that reminded me of a cake decorating frosting gun.  It came with tips, that let you make stars, hearts, flowers, or even butterflies.  Shhhh, don't tell … [Read more...]

Calling Homeowners for a BEHR Opportunity to Earn Amazon GCs!

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 Are you a homeowner and have recently renovated or plan to? BEHR wants to hear from people who have completed painting, staining or exterior floor coating projects in the past or plan to in the future. BEHR wants to hear from you and other home improvement and DIY enthusiasts as it seeks participants for an exclusive, secure, moderated online community. Those who participate will get the chance to learn from others working on home … [Read more...]

Celebrate, Have Fun, And Use Social Media For Positive Messages #ShareAwesome National PTA and LifeLock #CleverGirls

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Yesterday, my 8 year old daughter, Rosie was telling me about something that happened in the group of girls that hang around together during school recess.  Two of her friends had gotten into an argument and it wasn't clear to her which side of the fight she should take and if she should get involved at all.  You've experienced that too, haven't you?  It's not always easy to tell what's right and what's wrong.  Unfortunately, everything isn't as … [Read more...]

2014 Top Three Must-Haves For Back to School Fashion #ZapposStyle #MC #Sponsored

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Are you settling into a school routine?  We're not 100% there yet, but getting close.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  A bit ago I wrote a post about back-to-school clothes shopping at  I am happy to report that the clothes we bought are new favorites!  Not only is it convenient to shop online for kids' back-to-school, but you can find great fashion without wearing out your own shoes.  Top Three 2014 Back-to-School … [Read more...]

Tailgate Football Party with Florida Orange Juice! #OJSelfie #OJTailgate #MC #Sponsored

#OJSelfie #OJTailgate #MC #Sponsored Florida Orange Juice Marinade Chicken Kebobs on Fork Framed

Fall means football! We watch football games starting on Friday night high school games to Sunday afternoon with the NFL.  Usually family or friends join us, and that means a party!  Grilled meats are the favorites for our tailgate football party recipes and this past Sunday, we got in the "Orange and Blue" mood with the Chicago Bears.  I'm partnering with Florida Orange Juice and they sent me a recipe for a delicious marinade to use when … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Phone – All Your Fitness Tracking In One Place #SprintMom #MC #Sponsored

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I'd heard so many positive things about the Samsung Galaxy.  You, too?  It is one of the most innovative and exciting phones available.  The newest version is perfect for me, it's the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport Smart Phone.  Sprint partnered with Samsung, Under Armour and MapMyFitness to provide health and fitness monitoring capabilities in a smart phone.  Not only to track and motivate, but also to analyze and provide instant feedback.  All your … [Read more...]

Tailgating Recipes with Kingsford Charcoal and Walmart!

Tailgate Recipe Beef Kabob Kingsford Charcoal Walmart Beef

Are you ready for some football? It's TAILGATE TIME! Our family loves football - from Friday night high school games to the pros on Sunday.  Fall weekends are filled with football.  And what is football without tailgating parties, right?  Whether you in the stadium lot or home watching on the big screen football is a great reason to gather friends and enjoy some delicious food.  Join me for a tailgate party! The Quarterback Recipe - Beef … [Read more...]

Get A Shot. Give A Shot. Save A Life. It’s Simple. #GetAShot #CollectiveBias #shop

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Is your child getting a flu vaccine this year?  My daughter does every year and we are planning to go to Walgreens so she could help a child in a developing country also get a life-saving vaccine.  1.7 million children will die from diseases that have all but disappeared in the U.S.  Why?  They don't have the resources for vaccines.  A disease like measles, measles, still kills an estimated 450 EACH DAY - the majority of whom are young children. … [Read more...]

Giveaway: $25 E-Gift Card or $25 Paypal Cash – Winner’s Choice (Worldwide, Ends 9/15) #Spa4Ma


Welcome to the Spa for Ma Giveaway Hop hosted by Measuring Flower and Homemaking Hacks. This is a back-to-school hop... for MOMS! Whether you are shedding tears at the bus stop or dancing a jig, every Mom deserves some pampering after surviving the summer. If you are one of my regular readers, thank you!  I appreciate each and every one of the people who use Kelly’s Lucky You to find out about the newest, latest products (and … [Read more...]

Netflix Titles to Promote Kindness and Acceptance


It's back-to-school!  My daughter's school has a program called Character Counts.  I love hearing about what they learn.  One of the things they talk about is "filling someone's bucket".  When you say something good or nice to someone you add to their bucket.  When you say something hurtful or mean, you remove.  It so important to learn kindness and it's just as important as math and science! As you know, we are huge Netflix fans and this … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Beef Fajitas Recipe #MC #Sponsored

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With school back in session, days can be hectic!  After-school activities, homework, and bam! dinner time comes fast.  I wish I could say I prepared a week's worth of meals on Sunday and just pulled a delicious home cooked meal out of the fridge, but I'm just not that mom. A quick and easy meal for us is fajitas.  We love Mexican food and I especially like the spicy beef contrasted with the freshness of the salsa.   Here's the … [Read more...]

Hey, Moms! Easy Back-to-School Shopping. Make It Fun! #ZapposStyle #MC #Sponsored

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Is it fun to shop for back-to-school clothes for your kids?  Tell the truth....  Once my daughter became old enough to try on clothes in the store, the fun factor definitely went down.  Going into a dressing room with more than one outfit is a true exercise in patience.  Going to more than one store?  *sigh* It's tough!  And I only have one child!  I cannot even begin to imagine what it's like for moms that have more than one!  Ah, you have my … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Crystal Queen Prize Pack (US and Canada, Ends 9/6) 5 Benefits of Pretend Play


One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is to play "dress-up".  We put a special section in her play area for costumes that is like a small closet with it's own sturdy hang bar.  We also have always had a "costume bin" with hats, boas, wigs, and more.  When I was contacted by the company, Great Pretenders to do a post about the benefits of pretend play, I was excited to share my love of imaginative play.  They provided me with the … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #TrySamsClub TwitterChat – FREE* Exclusive Pass


RSVP for the #TrySamsClub TwitterChat - FREE* Exclusive Pass Do you love to save money?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a chat about our favorite ways to stretch the budget without sacrificing on quality, at Sam’s Club!  OnThursday, August 28 at 11am ET, please join us for the #TrySamsClub Twitter Chat! We’ll be chatting about our favorite Sam’s Club departments, special finds we’ve discovered and why life is better in the … [Read more...]