Disclosure: “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate. I received a book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” I like books. Those are three of the first words I ever spoke to the man I was eventually to marry. And I wasn’t lying. I do like books. Love them in fact. I actually have a stack of books beside my bed. Some I’ve read. Some I haven’t. One of my most recent reads, or rereads, was the Mockingjay novel, written by young adult...

This post brought to you by Vaseline. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://frugalmaine.com/. Soft, beautiful feet. I wish I could say that my feet fall in that category, but they don’t. At least not yet. But I’m working on it. For as long as I can remember, my feet were dry, especially the bottom part and my big toe. Think sandpaper, not silk. Is it wrong of me to want soft, pretty feet? Feet that I don’t mind my husband rubbing? I know. I know. It’s stupid to feel that way. They’re...

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. One of the bigger decisions almost every parent faces at one point is when is the right time to give your child a cell phone. I, myself, have struggled with it a lot over the past year. I think too many kids are given phones at too young of an age and as a result, are opened up to online bullying and peer...

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. With Veteran’s Day just several days away, I can’t help but think about all of the sacrifices the men and women of our Armed Forces have made in the name of freedom, some of whom I’m related to by blood and marriage, or whom I’m friends with or know of through friends. I can’t help...

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. In exchange for mentioning the Gift of Lights, I will receive free admission and must share my review afterwards. It’s that time of year again! The Gift of Lights is almost upon us… …and I can’t wait! *excited squeal* Last year we took the kids to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the first time to check out the Gift of Lights, one of the largest holiday light displays in New England, and we weren’t disappointed. Sure, it was cold and super windy outside, but inside...

As many of you have probably noticed, I haven’t been posting much on here. In fact, what I have posted has only consisted of sponsored posts. Which is great on the one hand because they help me support my family. But on the other hand, the site is loosing me…and what made this site what it is today. And that sucks. I don’t want this site to lose my personality. I don’t like that I haven’t had a lot of time to write personal posts. But I’ve been extremely busy over the past couple of months due...

(This is the review that almost wasn’t. Read on to find out why.) One of my biggest pet peeves is children who play games that are too violent or inappropriate for their age. My husband and I do not approve of them and do not let our kids play them when they are under our roof. If we do let them play games, we monitor what they play on their various gaming devices. Though there are many parents that argue violent video games don’t have any impact on children, my husband and I respectfully disagree with the mindset,...

Since we are parents of four children who play sports, and having participated in sports ourselves in our younger days, my husband and I know all too well how easily children can get hurt while participating in their favorite sports. (Or if your my son, you can just injure yourself worse in your neighbor’s back yard. Hello, broken collarbone and high doctor’s bills!) When my husband was a child, he loved to run and ended up playing soccer and participating in track. And he was great at both. Unfortunately,...

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Walmart, Suave and Global Influence. I was provided with monetary compensation in exchange for this post but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Photos were provided by the sponsor. I’ve made no secret of the fact on here and on my various social media accounts that though I’m a tomboy and enjoy doing things that many girls don’t, I’m also a girlie girl when it comes to makeup, beauty care routines, etc. Seriously, you should see my makeup collection....

Disclosure: “I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Go! Go! Go! For the past couple of months, that’s what our lives have been like every day….rushing from one thing to another without a moment to breathe, it seems. I’ve been spending, on average, between 20-30 hours per week on various kid activities: soccer, softball, volleyball, etc. That’s on...

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