Mini Boden Fall Favorites | back to school online discount code and giveaway

Mini Boden Fall Favorites | back to school online discount code and giveaway

Mini Boden Fall Favorites ~ back to school online discount code and giveaway | This post was sponsored by Boden as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. #BacktoschoolwithBoden Back to school has always been one of my favorite shopping seasons of the year. The thrill of gathering new supplies for a new year definitely adds a sense of excitement and sets the foundation for a fresh start. One thing I enjoy, even Continue reading

Autism Day at the Races | Dover International Speedway #Fedex400

Autism Day at the Races | Dover International Speedway #Fedex400

Autism Day at the Races | Dover International Speedway #Fedex400 - As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we had the amazing opportunity to travel to Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. This year our little guy has developed a new obsession with NASCAR. Ever since watching his first race with his Ciocia and Uncle Mike he has been hooked. He has the drivers' names and numbers down pat, along with their top sponsors, and can even tell you who has placed in the past couple of races we have watched. It's Continue reading

Back to School Fall Outerwear Essentials with Zappos | #zapposstyle

Back to School Fall Outerwear Essentials with Zappos | #zapposstyle

Back to School Fall Outerwear Essentials with Zappos - #zapposstyle | I have participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I have received product samples to facilitate my review. While the official first day of fall is still a week away, the morning and evening temperatures around here are a sure sign that the upcoming season is underway. I typically savor the last few days of summer, however, as a Zappos Brand Ambassador for the back to school season - I have to say I have been highly anticipating the Continue reading

March of Dimes March for Babies | #teamkmart

March of Dimes March for Babies | #teamkmart

March of Dimes March for Babies #TeamKmart | I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kmart. A donation was made on my behalf to March of Dimes and I received product samples, a travel stipend to attend an event, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of walking in our local March of Dimes March for Babies event. In previous years we have joined together with family and friends forming our own team, however this year we were honored to walk Continue reading

Outdoor Activity Cart for Kids | Backyard Summer Activities

Outdoor Activity Cart for Kids | Backyard Summer Activities

Outdoor Activity Cart for Kids - Backyard Summer Activities | This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Now that the last spring frost has finally past, a majority of our time will soon be spent outdoors. Between sprucing up the garden beds and prepping the decks - it's normal for us to be outside from sun up to sun down. To prevent spending a good amount of time running in and out of the house, Continue reading

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | a family heirloom

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | a family heirloom

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | I have always believed the story behind a family heirloom is much more valuable than the actual item itself.  Family treasures passed down, generation to generation, are important to many of us for several different reasons - however collectively they each preserve a story, a memory or a tradition of our past. As I recently watched this True Value commercial (above) I couldn't help but take a moment and think about preserving a part of our own family - as well as the sense of pride and honor that comes Continue reading

Red Oak Trees | Earth Day Plantings

Red Oak Trees | Earth Day Plantings

Happy Friday my friends. I long for sunny warm weekends in the spring and the next couple days are looking pretty good. I may even attempt to start freshening up the deck tomorrow.  The past couple of weeks we have been working on getting the garden beds together and in honor of Earth Day we decided to add two red oak trees to the yard. We picked red oak trees because they are said to be fast growers and fairly tolerant of different soil variations. Plus they turn beautiful vibrant colors in the fall... ...from yellow-brown to bright Continue reading

Fun Snow Day Activities for the Kids: Playing with Snow

Fun Snow Day Activities for the Kids: Playing with Snow

Happy New Year my friends - hope your year is off to a fabulous start. For this weeks tuesday ten I am inspired by... playing in and with the snow! We have only been lucky enough to see a tiny bit of snow right before the holidays but we are waiting and ready for more with these ten fun snow day activities in hand. Make colorful rainbow 'glass' ice balls using balloons | source & full instructions: hurrayic | Blow bubbles in the snow ~ freezing bubbles | source and full instructions: science made fun | Play a game Continue reading

A Story about a Table, our Son and the Generosity of The Home Depot

A Story about a Table, our Son and the Generosity of The Home Depot

I have a story to share that started with a simple quest to build a work table for our son's playroom {which we are in the middle of transitioning into a homeschool type room for his therapies}. Like most of our adventures, this do-it-yourself project began with a trip to our local Home Depot store. Only this particular trip left us feeling a little more connected to our Depot 'friends in orange' - especially the associates at our local store - who not only know their jobs and take pride in their work, but make a selfless effort to give Continue reading

10 Tooth Fairy Traditions and Ideas – Tuesday {ten}

10 Tooth Fairy Traditions and Ideas – Tuesday {ten}

This weeks Tuesday {ten} [a day late] is a bit off the decor track and is full of Tooth Fairy ideas - as we recently discovered my little guy has two loose front teeth. We have never had an official Tooth Fairy assigned to our house, since these will be the first baby teeth to go, so I have been peeking around the web collecting some ideas and inspiration I can forward along to our future fairy. I would love to hear any traditions your tooth fairy has {or had if your kiddies are grown} - especially if you have any ideas for special needs Continue reading