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Pokemon School Supplies

Are you part of the Pokemon Go Craze? My kids and ALL of their friends definitely are. It's a big thing in our area, even for some adults! While my kids are all in middle school this year, and prefer generic backpacks, they do like using character pencils and folders still :) There ARE some kids their age though, that still think it's fun to carry character backpacks and lunch boxes. If your child enjoys that, then hopefully they'll appreciate this round up of Pokemon School Supplies, that is sure to be the envy of their classmates. Pokemon School Supplies:…
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Shopkins Back to School Supplies

All of the little girls I know in our area are Crazy for all things Shopkins. Since I have boys, I had no idea what a shopkins was, but I have noticed people in the school supply sections at local stores digging through the items looking for things with the Shopkins theme. I thought perhaps a quick round up of some of these items might come in handy for some of you, who may be searching high and low for them :) Shopkins School Supplies:  1 Shopkins Pencils, 8ct and Shopkins Party Favor Stickers ~ 8 Sticker Sheets Shopkins Little Girls…
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Best Beach Reads

I LOVE going to the beach, and it's essential to have one of the best beach reads tucked away in my bag (or loaded on my Kindle). There's not much that's more relaxing to me than reading a great book while sitting on the beach. When selecting the perfect book to take with me to the beach, I tend to choose from a handful of genres. I like chick lit, suspense/mystery, humor, and legal thrillers. My list of preferred books is probably different than those full of the newest releases, because my list tends to favor my favorite authors. There…
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The Weekly Wrap Up $15 Paypal Cash #Giveaway {Ends 8/9/16}

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap Up. It's been a while since I did one of these, so we'll see how it goes, and if you like it, I'll bring it back regularly :) Please visit these posts and leave relevant comments and share using the social media share buttons. This lets sponsors know what you like about their products, thanks them for sponsoring giveaways when applicable, and encourages them to sponsor future giveaway events as well! Please be sure to enter Giveaways with an email address you check often! Many of these sponsors need the winner's information within 24-48 hours,…
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$100 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 8/9} #Kroger4xFuel16

Thank you to Tatu Digital Media for sponsoring this giveaway promotion. Kroger 4x Fuel Promotion It's back to school time, and with my kids growing like weeds, we are out shopping for school clothes and school supplies, trying to get the best deal possible. We know that this expense is coming every year, so we do plan for it, setting aside money each month. It reduces so much stress to plan ahead for this type of expense. We stretch our budget dollars even more by buying gift cards before we shop. How does that stretch our budget? Right now the…
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Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies

Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies Each year on March 2, we celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday. It's a nationwide celebration with NEA's Read Across America Day. Thousands of schools, libraries, and other childhood organizations participate with many Dr Seuss themed activities. In the area we live in, many teachers let the kids dress up as their favorite character, they read many of the favorite Dr Seuss books, bring in themed snacks, and play games. As a child I loved reading Dr Seuss books, and later enjoyed reading them to my own kids. I'm looking forward to the day when I can…
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Top 5 Favorite Yachts featured in movies

Thanks to Addison Yacht Charters and MVM Media for sponsoring this post on my Top 5 Favorite Yachts featured in movies! We love to watch movies in our house, and always have. I remember people laughing twenty years ago when we were creating our wedding registry at Target, and scanning movies onto the list, haha! While we each have our personal preferred genres, we can usually agree on an action movie that we'll all enjoy watching. Many of these movies include luxury items such as exotic cars, luxurious vacations, crazy parties, and gorgeous yachts. I have a few friends that have…
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Pampering Cuddles at Petco! #MM #PetcoGrooming

This blog post, Pampering Cuddles at Petco, is part of a paid Megan Media and #PetcoGrooming blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. Cuddles is the Princess of our home. With three boys, a cat who loves one of them and tolerates the rest of us, Cuddles is the only female in the house that enjoys the frilly side of life. She gets SO excited to go on a car ride. When we get to our local Petco, her tail wags furiously, and she can't wait to get inside to be adored and loved on by…
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Plantronics BackBeat FIT Bluetooth Stereo Headset #MiniVanTures

Thank you to my partners at Verizon for allowing me to test out the newly released HTC 10 as we depart for a summer of MiniVanTures, and for sponsoring a Giveaway of a Plantronics BackBeat FIT Bluetooth Stereo Headset. My kids and I are departing on a journey this summer, visiting or passing through at least 10 states, maybe more depending on what route we decide to take home. When my partners at Verizon heard that I was taking a long trip, they generously offered to let me test out the newly released HTC 10 with it's fantastic video/camera, updated apps,…
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Summer Kickoff

It's time to kickoff Summer and what better way to do so than with some great products to make your summer even more amazing! Check out these great brands and the fun items that are sure to be a hit with your kids!  Bestway H2O Go Color Wave Inflatable Pool & H2OGO!: H2OGO! is your destination for summer inflatable fun! The H2OGO! Color Wave Pool makes a wonderful addition to your backyard. Your kids will have an enjoyable time in the summer with the new H2OGO! Color Wave Pool which has built-in LED lights that illuminate the pool in five different neon…
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Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft

This Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft is a patriotic kids craft idea that is fun and easy to complete, with just a few materials needed! Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft  Looking for something crafty for your kids as schools ends and summer rolls in? Get ready for Memorial Day or 4th of July with this kid friendly Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft. It's super easy and a great keepsake you won't mind displaying. What You'll Need: (Linking to these items on Amazon {I am an affiliate} so you can see what they are or even purchase ahead…
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Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

This is a sponsored post about how I Save Money with Groupon Coupons. All opinions are mine. Y'all know that I love to save money, and I am becoming a shopper that primarily makes my purchases online. When my kids were little, it was so hard to get three kids 5 and under out and about to shop. Nick worked third shift, so it was almost always me by myself when errands needed to be ran. I started shopping for a few things here and there online then. I loved shopping in person, and thought that it would get easier…
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Summer Beach Must Haves, because Life’s A Beach!

  Summer Beach Must Haves, because Life's A Beach! We are fortunate to live less than an hour from the beach, however, since we live in New England, the water is COLD. Even in August. It's COLD. My kids are brave enough to jump in, but I don't like to be cold like that :) I do love going to the beach though, it's really relaxing to just spend time together as a family, read a good book, and enjoy nature. There are few places to park, "Close" to the beach area, so often we need to walk a bit.…
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Fireworks Kids Craft Project

A fun Fireworks Kids Craft Project that is simple & easy for kids to help celebrate Memorial Day or the 4th of July! Fireworks Kids Craft Project Looking for a fun and inexpensive craft for your kids for Memorial Day or the 4th of July? Let the glitter and creativity flow with this simple "fireworks" project- and remember, the process is just as much fun for the child as the end product. This would be a great project to do inside on a rainy day, or outside if you are having a party, barbecue, or celebration during one of the…
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Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

"This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Thank you for supporting brands that support my blog.” My oldest son is on the Autism Spectrum and has a variety of other special needs and medical issues. We are so fortunate to live within driving distance of Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and the Center for Children with Special Needs there . They've been great to help us find resources and specialists that are able to appropriately manage our son's issues and work together as a team. When you…
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