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Pay it Forward Day Twitter Party April 22 1pm EST #PayItFwdDay

International Pay it Forward Day is coming up on April 24, 2014 and I am so excited to celebrate it. I love paying it forward, helping others is a gift for everyone those you help, those who witness and are inspired and for yourself! To Pay it Forward means to perform any act of kindness […]

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Wake Up Your Walls for Spring with HP – Creating a Wall Collage

The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.   We have several large wall areas that are blank and I have been trying to figure out how best to fill them. I love displaying family photos but the girl’s  are constantly growing and changing so do I buy big frames and change […]

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Spring Fashion: Nohi Kids Organic Clothing Giveaway (ends 4/30)

product provided   Fun patterns and organic materials make for some really cute little girl’s dresses. Nohi strives to create comfortable, high quality, and eco-friendly clothes that appeal to both kids and their parents. The fun bright colors and super cute silhouettes really appeal to me and we love the little characters they add like […]


ShopBop Friend & Family Sale WooHoo

I have shared with you the many great ShopBop finds that I have purchased and for the first time since I have been shopping with them they are having a friends & Family sale that means 25% off! So that means 25% off Hunter boots 25% off these jelly D’orsay flats everyone is asking about […]


Making Family Meal Time a Priority with Ragú #NewTraDish

I am a brand representative and have been compensated for my time At my house family meal time is not optional, it is just how we do it. We are lucky in that my husband does not travel for work and our kids sports thus far happen before or after dinner, but they always leave […]

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Fill Your Easter Basket with Aurora Plush

samples were provided   Every holiday Aurora finds a way into our home because we just love the adorable characters, soft cuddly feel and quality product. This Easter our house has added a few new friends all from Aurora, how cute are these little guys?     Aurora has several collections of adorable Easter plush […]

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Spring Fashion for Kids from Zutano Plus a $75 GC Giveaway

  I love to put my girl’s in matching or coordinating clothes and this spring my two youngest are looking adorable in the Elephantasia print from Zutano. I love the bright spring colors and the little elephants are just so cute! This print is available in multiple pieces and ages so I could even get […]

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Spring Fashion from Foxfcroft #SpringFashion #discount

Product was provided for feature   If you are looking for some classic pieces that are flattering and timeless then you need to check out Foxcroft, you will find everything you need to update your wardrobe for spring. A great button down shirt is a must for every wardrobe but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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Spring Fashion: Cropped Studded Boyfriend Jeans #SpringTrend #Springfashion

The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.   I have finally fully embraced the fabulous nature of the boyfriend jean and then I went a step further and I fell in love the a pair of studded cropped boyfriend jeans from the Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl’s. I have had my […]

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: Capris!!! #RealMomStyle

  Over the weekend it hit 80 which means warm enough for capris! Lee sent me two pairs of capris to style for spring and they are both great. The first pair is the Lee Slender Secret Rossi capri, just like the name says these fabulous jean capris are slimming with the slender secret stretch […]

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Easter Basket Ideas from Kroger for Your Significant Other

Th following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.   This year look no further than Kroger for your Easter Basket supplies, they have everythign you need from organic chocolate to non-traditional ideas like coffee. I was tasked with creating an Easter basket for my significant other (aka my husband) by shopping only […]

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Houlihan’s Now Serving Organic Greens at Columbus, Ohio Locations

sponsored   Columbus, Ohio is a test market which means often times restaurants or other companies try things out here before the offer then nationwide. Houlihan’s Restaurant is currently testing out using organic greens throughout the menu at local Columbus, Ohio locations, yay for us!     My husband and I went out on date […]

Target Pharmacy – Convenience in a Store I Love Plus a $50 Target GC Giveaway

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. Hi my name is Ellen, I am a Target addict…. I love Target, if I need to run to the store my first thought is always do they have it at Target? If the answer is yes to Target I go, even if I drive past […]


Peter Som for DesignNation Now in Kohl’s Stores! Plus a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating. The day has finally arrived Peter Som for DesignNation is now in Kohl’s stores nationwide. The collection went on sale online early […]

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Spring Fashion from Old Navy: Camo Skinny Jeans and D’orsay Flats

Product was provided old navy camo trend by thriftychicmom featuring side zip stretch pants Old Navy is always a favorite store of mine for affordable on trend fashion, I know I can find some of the hottest trends in items I would actually wear and at a price point I can afford. The skinny camo […]