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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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Giveaway

$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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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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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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Giveaway

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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Book Review

New Years Resolutions for your Home

    New Years Resolutions for your home Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook: Record all your important information for easy, one-stop reference Last year, I featured some DIY Books in my Holiday Gift Guide. I have thoroughly enjoyed these books throughout the year, and have used & recommended the Black & Decker Home Planner and LogBook countless times. I have several friends in real estate and every time we discuss real estate, I encourage them to keep a few of these on hand to offer to their clients as gifts at closings. A couple have tried it and then called…
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Disney

Disney MOANA Cake Mix Pineapple Bars Recipe #Moana #RWM

"This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Walt Disney. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Disney Moana Opens TODAY, Nov 23, 2016!!! It's rated PG and I can't wait to take my boys to see it :)  We have always loved Disney movies, and Moana is definitely on my must see list! By now, most of y'all now I love themed related recipes, crafts, school supplies, etc. So, it'll come as no surprise to you that in honor of the Disney Moana release today, I've made…
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Beauty

DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub #Giveaway #FriendsgivingCranberryContest {Ends 12/19}

DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub My friends at the Cranberry Marketing Committee generously sent me a cranberry package, full of wonderful cranberry related items. I love finding new and creative ways to use things in my home. I decided to use the fresh cranberries to make a DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub, and I used the cranberry sauce to make a Cranberry Squares Dessert Dish! Friendsgiving fever is spreading quickly! The millennial alter-ego to Thanksgiving – Friendsgiving is the social party that is reshaping the traditional way we give thanks. In honor of this new American tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee is launching…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Rubik’s Cube Competition Essentials

  Rubik's Cube Competition Essentials A couple of years ago, one of my boys was interested in the Rubik's Cube. He's REALLY good at math, and solving puzzles, so we got him one. He quickly figured out how to solve it, and began to become interested in how to solve it faster. He discovered YouTube Videos that teach the algorithms for solving the different size cubes, and asked for additional cubes. He prefers to solve them on his own, first, because he likes the challenge, then he researches how he can improve. One of the math clubs at school began…
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Book Review

The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story I LOVE  watching all of the home improvement shows on HGTV, and my favorite by far is Fixer Upper. It is so nice to see how CHip and Joanna Gaines interact with one another, the love their family shares, and of course they turn houses into beautiful homes! It makes me want to move to the Waco Area, so they can design the perfect house for us! In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover: The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new,…
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Holidays

Ways to Show Gratitude

Ways to Show Gratitude We all have different ways to show gratitude, and with all the negativity in the world, I think it's important to show kindness and positivity as often as possible. I know many people who get extremely stressed out and anxious over attending large family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Personally, I love seeing my family and treasuring every moment that we have together, because life is short, and you never know when you might lose someone you cherish. No family is perfect, we all have our issues, and I think it's important to keep that in…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Ways to have fun on Election Day!

Ways to Have Fun on Election Day DISCLOSURE: This post is NOT in support or opposition of ANY candidate or political party. I typically don't blog about politics, because I try to keep an open mind AND I don't want controversy in this space :)  Regardless of what candidate you're voting for, I hope you are able to enjoy some of these Ways to have fun on Election Day! This is our first election year to live in New Hampshire, and it has been quite an experience. The vast quantity of phone calls, calls to participate in polls, MAIL, and…
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Health

Best OTC Products for a sore throat

  Best OTC Products for a sore throat Colds seem inevitable in our home during the fall and winter season. As the weather starts to change, the chances that someone will start feeling bad increases. With three kids in school, they are exposed to germs on a daily basis, and then they are generous, bringing them home to share with us :) I have an auto-immune disease that makes me more susceptible to getting sick, so I prefer to keep my medicine cabinet stocked. When you start coming down with something, the last thing you feel like doing is going…
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