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MyKeepSet #Giveaway {Ends 2/7}

Welcome to the Welcome Winter Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Review Wire. This hop will run from Jan 24 - Feb 7, and each participating blog will be offering a prize valued at $20 or more. The prize at this stop will be a MyKeepset. MyKeepSet I am excited to share with you about the MyKeepset Baby Memory Book with a Clay Footprint, Picture Frame, and more. My own children are all in middle school, and while I'm not planning for any additional children and they're too young for me to have grandchildren just yet, many of my friends ARE…
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Entertainment

Shows to Netflix Binge

Shows to Netflix Binge One of the most common questions I see from friends and family on Facebook is, "What show should I watch on Netflix next?" There are SO MANY good choices, my wish list is always bursting. Of course, the choice you make will depend on what genre shows you enjoy watching, but the list I usually share is long, and sometimes I forget a few when I'm offering a suggestion. I thought I'd take the opportunity to share my suggestions with all of you, and then I can refer people to this list, and I won't forget…
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Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Middle School Sweethearts

Welcome to the Goal Digger Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted By: Mama Smith's and Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: I Don't Have Time For That, Everyday Life, First Time Mom, Life Is An Adventure: The Disney Gals, and Anchors & Honey Sponsored By: Fracture CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE TO ENTER TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE. Grand Prize: $250 Gift Card to Create Your Own Glass Photos from Fracture About Fracture Me: Taking pictures is great. Printing pictures can be time consuming, overwhelming, and not all that fun. Fracture was founded around a simple idea:…
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Book Review

$10 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 1/31}

Welcome to the Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds. Each site will be highlighting some great releases from 2016! The prize at this stop will be a $10 Amazon GC you can use towards the purchase of a book on your own wishlist! You can see some of the books I read last year on Goodreads in my Year of Books. It's linked to my Kindle, and I try to rank them when I'm done. Most of these are books I found free on Amazon, part of the Kindle First Program, or books I was fortunate to be…
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Lifestyle

My Favorite Vehicles at the 2017 New England Auto Show #ToyotaBoston

This post is sponsored by and partnering with Toyota Boston to attend the 2017 New England International Auto Show. All views expressed are that of our own. My Favorite Vehicles at the 2017 New England Auto Show I am so thankful that I was asked to join She Buys Cars as an ambassador at the 2017 New England Auto Show. As someone who has had Car Buying Anxiety for many years, it wouldn't seem like this would be a good fit for me, but my car buying experiences here in New England with Grappone Automotive Group and their no-haggle pricing…
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$25 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 1/31}

Valentine's Gifts for Her Welcome to the Jeepers it's January Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island. The prize at this stop will be a $25 Amazon GC. Ladies, help the men out. Leave some ideas of what YOU would like to receive for Valentine's Day. Men, share what ideas you have for gifts for the woman in your life! Valentine Gift Set; Complete with Gift Bag, Tissue Paper, Red Rose,LadyColour12 Bath Soap Rose Flower, MrPro Flora Scented Flower Set with Baby Bear Doll, (Preservative Free) Plant Essential Oil Soap, Gift for Valentine's Day /…
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$25 Petsmart GC #Giveaway {Ends 1/30} #Pawsinlove

Welcome to the Pawsitively in Love Giveaway Hop, hosted by Miss Molly Says and  Mom Does Reviews.  This hop will run from Jan 16 through Jan 30. Be sure to visit each participating blog, to enter for each individual prize being offered, many offer daily entries! The prize at this stop will be a $25 PetSmart Gift Card. Entry-Form '); Disclosure: Participating blogs are not responsible for items damaged, lost, or stolen in the mail. We will make reasonable attempts to help you with issues that may arise. Posts may be sponsored and/or contain affiliate links.
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Health

Advil® Cold & Sinus

“This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.” Please consult the FTC Endorsement and Testimonial Guides for more information. All opinions expressed are my own personal honest thoughts and experiences using this product, your experience may differ. Advil® Cold & Sinus The weather in New England this year has been up and down. One day it's 60 degrees, the next it could be 0 degrees.  It is wreaking havoc on the sinuses in our family. Over Christmas break, 4 out 5 family members were sick. We spent much of the week wrapped up in blankets, eating Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup,…
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$25 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 1/31}

Welcome to the Frosty Beginnings Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama The Fox. This hop will run from Jan 15 - Jan 31. Don't miss entering the fabulous Grand Prize Giveaway for a Robyn Babymel Diaper Bag! The prize at this stop will be a $25 Amazon GC. Entry-Form MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.
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Budgeting

Spin’n Stor Salad Spinning and Storage Bags

Spin'n Stor Salad Spinning and Storage Bags In our kitchen, I have really limited storage space. We try to eat salads at least once per week in our home as the main meal, and other times as a side dish. I do not have the space to store a large salad spinner, so I've been looking for a space friendly solution. One of the PR companies I work with mentioned that she had some Spin'n Stor Salad Spinning and Storage Bags available if I'd like to give them a try, and she sent me a package. My favorite feature is that…
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10 Tips to Help Organize you for the New Year

Welcome to the New Year, New Cheer Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers. HOSTED BY: Mama Smith's and Women and Their Pretties Many bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing prizes! Each prize is worth a minimum of $15, but some are worth much more. There is no limit to how many you can win – so enter them all! GOOD LUCK! The prize at this stop will be a $25 Visa GC. Entry-Form The Hopping Bloggers and participating bloggers are not responsible for the delivery of prizes. Are you a blogger looking to connect…
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Lifestyle

The gadget all busy parents need

This post is sponsored by Verizon, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The gadget all busy parents need We are longtime Verizon customers. Over the years, they've provided quality products and great service for our family. We've established guidelines for when our kids will each get their own phones, because as they begin competing on middle school sports teams and stay after school for clubs and meetings, we need to make sure they have a reliable phone to communicate with us. Recently, when it was time for Nick and one of the boys to upgrade, they selected Google XL's…
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2017 New England International Auto Show #Giveaway #ToyotaBoston

This post is sponsored by and partnering with Toyota Boston to attend the 2017 New England International Auto Show and offering the giveaway mentioned in this post.  All views expressed are that of our own. We are entering our 5th year living in New England. When we first moved here, we quickly realized that we needed to upgrade one of our vehicles to a 4 wheel drive. The town road crews do an excellent job of quickly clearing and treating the roads when storms hit, but sometimes you get caught out in them, and at other times, the snow is…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Thermos Travel Mug & Thermos Soup Mug

Thermos Soup Mug A few weeks ago, my partners at Thermos sent me a Thermos Soup Mug and Thermos Travel Mug. My kids are all in middle school, and they do not have a microwave in their cafeteria. They are able to bring lunch from home or get a hot lunch. They primarily get the hot lunch, because it's the "cool" thing to do, but they've figured out which items they like, which they can tolerate, and which they'd rather not eat. If it's something they don't want to eat, they've been struggling to come up with ideas for things that…
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Cleaning

Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System

Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System It's been a ROUGH winter for sickness in our home, and it's just officially the start of winter! The germs don't seem to want to leave, even though they really aren't welcome :) When my friends at Shark/Ninja asked if I'd like a Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System to test out in my home, I couldn't say yes fast enough! The day it was delivered, I popped it out of the box, and put it to work! The Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System did a magnificent job of cleaning my hardwood floors…
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