Just 15 Minutes A Day To Avoid “Summer Slide” AND Keep The Fun – #SmarterSummer #IC #Sponsored

#IC #SmarterSummer Carson Dellosa Summer Slide

Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa. I reviewed the free content on their website  to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. PROBLEM:  Children experience a loss of academic skills and knowledge over the summer.   What is "Summer Slide?"  Based on a survey conducted by Carson-Dellosa, 84% of teachers say students forget or "lose" … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Living Hope CD (Artists Incl Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli and more) from Pizza Ranch (US, Ends 7/15)


Disclosure:  All information in this post was provided by Pizza Ranch. (In accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”) Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and … [Read more...]

@Jawbone Takes Fitness Tracking To A New Level With The UP2 and UP3 @BestBuy

Jawbone UP Nutrition Tracking

A fitness tracker changed my husband's life.  Since he started wearing one, he's logged over 3,500 miles and gone from a very sedentary person to a "walker".  For me, tracking my running distance and pace is very motivating.  There are countless times when I put in a last push to try and get a personal record or run just a little bit further to get in that round mile logged.  My next goal is to address nutrition and "macros" (macronutrients like … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Idea! Cameras, Camcorders, NEW GoPro HERO+LCD! #GoProatBestBuy @GoPro @BestBuy #ad

Best Buy GoPro Hero+LCD 6954009cv17

Relive the journey!  Where is life taking you?  Record it with GoPro and you can share on social media, play for friends, or relive the best moments of your life.  With the GoPro HERO+LCD, you have a screen to watch the action on-the-spot.  You can start recording with the push of a single button.  Tag exciting moments with the Highlight button and find them quickly in playback.  Edit, create clips, and more.  With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, … [Read more...]

Squeeeee! “Orange Is The New Black” Is Back! #StreamTeam

Orange Netflix

  Orange Is The New Black SEASON THREE!!! 13 Episodes on NETFLIX Have you heard?  Have you watched?   Squeeee!  I'm going to have to set aside some time after my daughter is asleep....  What did you think of last season's ending?  I actually talked OUT LOUD to my television.  That doesn't happen often unless maybe it's a sports event. Speaking of binge watching (that's how I watch Orange), have you seen Grace and Frankie? … [Read more...]

Are You 4K Ready? Ultra HD TV is HERE! Read More About How To Win an Ultra HD TV @BestBuy! #UHDatBestBuy

Best Buy 4K Ultra HD TV #UHDatBestBuy Flyer_01

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Our family watches a lot of movies at home.  I love seeing the latest films in theaters, but with a nine-year old, the number of movies we can see that are at theaters is pretty limited.  Our home tv quality and becomes more important and it is so cool when we see an action film or an … [Read more...]

Review and Giveaway: Winner’s Choice of Hands-on-Prints Books! (US, Ends 6/12) #HandsOnPrints #IC #Sponsored


Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hands-on-Prints books. I received books to facilitate my review. Children learn in different ways.  Some will quickly pick up a concept after they read printed words, others respond to pictures, and others may need a sensory experience to truly understand.  Incorporating various elements of physical communication for children in a learning environment … [Read more...]

American Girl Doll Giveaway! (US, Ends 6/3)

American Gift Sweepstakes

My daughter started playing with her first American Girl doll in the last year.  The more I see of American Girl, the more I like it.  In addition to the dolls we've added clothing, accessories, and even DVDs.  Everything has been of the highest quality.  Encouraging imaginative play with a basis in history, makes American Girls a wonderful choice for any little girl in your life. I'm excited to be able to join with other bloggers and offer … [Read more...]

Looking For The Perfect Graduation Or Father’s Day Gift? A Fellowes Paper Shredder! #GiftFellowes #IC #Sponsored

#IC #GiftFellowes #Sponsored Paper Shredder Perfect Gift for Dads and Grads

Do you have someone in your family or close friends who is graduating from college?  Anyone starting a new job, possibly moving to a new apartment, will have tons of paper that they are finished with and need to destroy.  You don't want to simply throw personal documents in the trash where they can end up in the wrong hands.  Everyone needs a shredder - it's become a staple office supply. Perhaps someone you know is setting up a home office. … [Read more...]

Do You Want To Feel Better? You MUST Read This! #sponsored

Venta Airwasher Simply Feel Better

Do you want to feel better?  Improve the quality of the air you breathe and you will feel better. Why should I care about indoor air quality? How much time do you spend indoors? If you are like the majority of Americans, that number is somewhere around 90% of your time is spent indoors.  And what do you do every minute of every day?  Yup, breathe.  The air you breathe, what you are pulling into your body every minute of every day matters. … [Read more...]

Need Some Mother’s Day Inspiration? #PutYourHeartToPaper #sponsored

Hallmark Mothers Day AB #PutYourHeartToPaper

Disclosure: I have been compensated by Hallmark in exchange for writing this post, but the content and opinions are my own. Mother's Day is Sunday, this Sunday May 10th!  It's a very emotional day for me as I'm sure it is for many others.  It brings up feelings about who we are, where we came from, and what legacy we will leave.  While I'm happy to have a day to celebrate mothers, I'm also glad to see the holiday become broader in it's … [Read more...]

Spring! It’s Time To Unplug And Live Life Outside! #LiveLifeOutside #IC #ad

TruGreen Bubbles

Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for TruGreen. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As you know, if you've been reading KLY for a bit, I'm a beginner runner.  One of the things that running has given me is an appreciation for spending time outdoors.  I can see a change in my life that I can specifically attribute to spending more time outdoors.  Of course, I prefer … [Read more...]

Review: New Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum @BestBuy #CordlessPower


  Dyson has a new CORDLESS vacuum!  It's available right now at Best Buy.  I've tried it and LOVE this vacuum.  Why?  The first thing that I noticed was that it is LIGHT.  My older Dyson is the monster vac that works like a dream, but was heavy.  Really heavy.  The Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum at Best Buy is soooooo easy to use, to carry up and down stairs.  From the minute you open the box, this vac is e-a-s-y.  First, assembly is … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $500 Disney Gift Card!! (US, Ends 6/3) Show Your #DisneySide

Disney Mother's Day Sweepstakes

Celebrating Mother's Day with MPM and a $500 Disney Gift Card Sweepstakes. Where will this magic take you? A group of bloggers has gotten together to offer our followers one of the most magical giveaways ever!  How would you spend $500 on Disney merchandise or vacations?  Now that is a dream come true for any child (or adult!). Two years ago, I was at Walt Disney World for Mother's Day.  Sigh, it was a Mother's Day I will always … [Read more...]

Binge Watching: Love It or Leave It? Netflix News! #StreamTeam

bloodline on netflix

Standing up.... shuffling feet.... eyes downcast... making a confession... I love to binge watch tv shows.  There, I've said it.  Because I can't watch grown-up shows live with my daughter, I end up seeing shows during the day or late at night.  And often it's two or three weeks before I can catch a time to watch.  BUT, the advantage to that is I can watch more than one show at once - and I love it.  It's awesome to be able to move into the … [Read more...]

HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” Touch Screen Laptop @BestBuy #AMDFX

HP Laptop

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  Affiliate links are included in this post. As you can imagine, I would check the box "heavy", when asked to characterize the usage of my laptop.  It's on sixteen hours a day and used at least six of those (my daughter would unhappily say even more).  I know by it's age that I'll be … [Read more...]