This post brought to you by Purina. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://frugalmaine.com/. “I like books.” Those are the first real words I spoke to the man I would marry almost two years later when he asked me what I like. Little did he realize how much I actually like books. I’m a word nerd. A book fiend. I read books on many subjects, both fiction and nonfiction, and it’s not uncommon for me to have five going at once. To me, words can be beautiful and laced with emotion. They are...

As you may remember, I mentioned awhile back that I was taking part in the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. Unfortunately, when I was about two and a half weeks or so in, I came down with a really bad flu that left me ill for a week. My husband and I both, in fact. He actually battled his flu for almost three weeks because it turned into bronchitis and the doctor felt was almost borderline pneumonia. It was a long road, and I was worried about him. I personally discontinued the Challenge because I couldn’t keep up with all the steps...

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband and I are always looking for family vacationing ideas if time and money allows. We actually have a list of places we’d love to visit someday. But with six very different personalities, it can be be hard to find activities and place that appeal to everyone. Most of the time we end up with one child who is upset with our choice of family fun time. It can get quite frustrating. For some families, the ideal trip...

Disclosure: “I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central forGB. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Though it’s been thirteen years since I first became a mom, I still remember how stressful it was when I brought her home. I wanted to get her home safe and sound, but I knew that no matter how careful we were driving home, we could still encounter someone who wasn’t as safe as we were. That’s why the nurses at the hospital where I delivered her instructed...

Disclosure: I was provided with a free HardyPet Blue Box Bundle in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed within this post are my own. However, statistics regarding canine health were provided by the sponsor for the purpose of this post. Photos included within post are my own. Dogs have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. To my family, our dogs weren’t just pets. They were, and are, a part of our family and there’s always been little differentiation between the...

On Friday my seven-year-old son was getting dressed for school when the conversation below took place, and it of course made me crack up and thank the powers that be for sending him to me. This convo is another shining example of how my son’s brain works.  Blake: Today is a weird day. I’m supposed to wear green.Me: For St. Patrick’s Day?Blake: Yeah. (Five mins. later Blake walks back in my room wearing a brown shirt.)Me: Why are you wearing brown? You’re supposed to wear green. Blake: Because leprechauns...

I’ve mentioned many times on here about the stress in mine and my husband’s lives, most of which can be attributed to outside influences that we have zero control over. Although, I wish we did. I wish it would go away. These outside stressors have caused much turmoil in our lives over the past two and a half years, which has resulted in some health issues for me, as well as him. I feel that it has contributed to the cysts on my ovaries, my constant battle with depression, my panic and anxiety attacks, etc. The...

Disclosure: All thoughts and opinions expressed within this post are my own. Also, I am NOT a medical professional and have no medical training, so before beginning any program like this, it’s advised that you speak with your doctor to find out if it’s right for you. In addition, this post DOES contain a link to my Distributor account for those who are interested in trying out the AdvoCare products or are looking to become a part of the AdvoCare team. Look what showed up on my doorstep on Sunday! How I found Advocare Monday marked...

Yesterday, due to a tw0-hour delay at my kids’ schools because of the storm here in the northeast, I didn’t get a chance to write a post, wishing my daughter a Happy 13th Birthday. I was too busy making her a cake and wrapping presents among other things. I didn’t want to skip posting about her birthday this year, though, because it’s a HUGE year for her. She’s OFFICIALLY a teenager, much to my consternation. To be honest, I’m having a hard time processing the fact that my little girl is finally...

Disclosure: “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Brancott Estate Flight Song. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I’m an adult. A mature, responsible adult. And on occasion I like to indulge and have an adult beverage. With the Big Game just two weeks away, you can bet I will be indulging that night while munching on some yummy food. On nights like that, it’s nice to indulge without adding unnecessary calories...

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