Try Delicious New Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches!

Try Delicious New Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches!New from my favorite yogurt brand are the Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches for the family! Delicious, convenient, and organic goodness for on the go, mess free eating. Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches are available in nine flavors for your YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKids! No worries, you don't have to be a kid to enjoy these but we will get to that later.   My kids love pouches, it's like space man food meets crazy kids [more]

Butternut Squash Soup with Organic Squash from Hometown Harvest

Butternut Squash Soup with Organic Squash from Hometown HarvestButternut Squash Soup is something I really enjoy eating. It is not a dish I have ever tried making. When I got my Hometown Harvest bag I found a nice sized organic squash tucked inside. Originally I thought, I will chop this up and sauté it with some olive oil and zucchini. My friend however challenged me to step outside my cooking comfort zone and make a soup using my [more]

Host an Eggcellent Easter Party with Oriental Trading!

Host an Eggcellent Easter Party with Oriental Trading!Easter is almost here! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and families are gathering for some good ol' fashioned Easter fun! Make your Easter the best yet with these excellent eggcellent party decorations and crafts from Oriental Trading!  What I love about Oriental Trading is that I can put a party together easily without spending a ton of money.  I hung up the Light Blue and Lilac Paper Lanterns to add a pop [more]

Captain America The Winter Soldier: A Must See! #CaptainAmerica

Captain America The Winter Soldier: A Must See! #CaptainAmerica   Captain America The Winter Soldier is the number 1 movie in the nation and the film with the largest April box office! And for good reason too. From start to finish Captain America is packed with action, drama, and a little comedic relief.  Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson are exactly what you would expect- awesome. I will admit I wasn't always team Black Widow, especially as a kid, [more]

Our Disney World Vacation: Making Memories

Our Disney World Vacation: Making Memories After sharing with you all How to Make the Most of Your Disney World Vacation I wanted to follow that up with a more personal post. Again it took me awhile to sort through the pictures I wanted to use remember I took over 1500 and also to put into words how amazing our trip was. I still don't feel like this post can do it justice, the magic of Disney [more]

Celebrate Spring with Oriental Trading!

Celebrate Spring with Oriental Trading! Spring is finally here! After a crazy winter we all needed a little sunshine. To shake off the winter cold, we got together with some friends for an afternoon of celebrating Spring and getting crafty with fun products from Oriental Trading! After a quick lunch, I set up for our crafts and hung a few decorations just to brighten up the place. Who said you have to only decorate for birthday [more]

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Always & Tampax Always Radiant Collection


When I was asked what I like about the new Always Tampax Radiant Collection my response was what don’t I like! In fact, I love it which might sound crazy for feminine care products but it is true. That time of the month is certainly not pleasant and no woman I know celebrates when it comes around. Since there is no opting out it is nice to find products that make it easier on us.

Always and Tampax Radiant Collection are those products that will having you dreading that time a little less. Always pads fit perfectly, like a memory foam for your body so no need for the awkward walking. The Tampax tampons come with a resealable wrapper for easy disposal and a “clean grip” applicator for a more comfortable insertion. For days when only a little protection is needed they offer new thin panty liners. These panty liners are flexible and designed to fit any panty style, finally! You can even pick up Radiant wipes, they really do have everything period covered.

The new Radiant Collection has joined my time of the month arsenal, right along side my favorite chocolate bar! 

They even sent this cute little clutch, perfect to hide those must have accessories without being super obvious!

About the Radiant Collection:

There’s a new, stylish collection out in stores this season, designed to help girls stand out and keep their periods invisible. For the first time ever, Procter & Gamble’s leading feminine protection brands Tampax® and Always® have come together to premiere the all-new Radiant Collection, a complete offering of premium tampons, pads, liners and wipes that meets all of a woman’s feminine care needs. The new Collection stands out on shelves and features packaging and wrappers that compliment any girl’s unique style, making these products must-have accessories any time of the month.

For more information on Always and Tampax visit their websites and pick up the new Radiant Collection at major retailers near you!


*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for the purpose of reviewing. No monetary compensation was received and the opinions are my own.

Quaker Soft Baked Banana Nut Bar

Remember when I introduced you to Quaker’s new soft baked oatmeal cookies? Well they have another new product out on the market for everyone who needs a healthy breakfast or snack on the go. This is the new soft baked banana nut bar and it is the perfect companion for the busy mom (or dad).

I decided to warm mine up first, as was suggested on the package. The banana nut bar smelled like the banana bread my grandmother use to make when I was a little girl. Don’t you love memories that are tied to smells? It went well with my morning coffee that I enjoyed while hiding from my kids (don’t judge, I didn’t want to share!).

If you are like me, you pack a diaper bag with snacks for the kids but often forget about yourself. Then you are out running errands and it hits, I’m starving!! Unfortunately you may not be at a convenient place for food or there may not be any healthy options. My plan of attack for this now is to put my snacks next to the kids’ snacks in the cabinet. Now when I packed the diaper bag for our day, I get a visual reminder of bringing something for me too. Quaker’s soft baked nut bars are ideal snacks to throw in your purse or diaper bag. Don’t get caught out and about hungry again.

Try it warmed for that fresh from the oven banana bread taste!

From Quaker:

Made with real bananas and almonds, Quaker Soft Baked Bars Banana Nut Bread flavor has tasty ingredients and key nutrients to help provide fuel to start your day.

-5g Fiber*
-20% daily value of 5 B Vitamins
-6g of Protein
*Contains 3.5g of total fat per serving

Also available in Cinnamon Pecan Bread, another yummy choice!

*I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. No monetary compensation was given and the opinions are my own*

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color

I admit I hardly ever paint my own toes. I do a terrible job most of the time and there is just something about those comfy massage chairs at the salon! When I got my Sally Hansen Magnetic polish my toes were in desperate need of new color. Perfect timing yes, but there still is the matter of me and my no so great polish skills. I followed the directions on how to make the swirl effect and thought oh boy this is going to be complicated. Thankfully it was easy and the dry time was shorter then any other polish I have ever used.

The concept behind this nail color is really cool. The top has a built in magnet (at least I know I can’t lose it!) and the steps are simple. I recommend making the second coat thicker than the first to make sure you have enough polish to produce the desired swirl effect. It does take the full 10 seconds to create the design, so no speed counting. This is a situation where the 1 Mississippi 2 Mississippi method works best. If I can do it you can do it!

Bottom line: This polish is fun for a girl’s night out, mommy and daughter time, a hot date, or just because. For more color options see Sally Hansen’s website or visit a major retailer near you.


Not my usual color but I like it!

Sally Hansen’s Magnetic polish is on my summer must have list! I really want to try the silver elements color for my next night out with my husband. It looks hot!

From Sally Hansen:

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color is summer’s hottest nail trend that allows you to create a gorgeous 3-D nail art effect in just seconds. This unique formula has been specially developed with metallic particles – just hold the built-in magnet over wet polish to reveal a unique design on the nail. Seal with a topcoat for extra shine! Learn more at

Easy steps
Shake and Apply 2 coats

Hold Magnet for 10 seconds over wet nail polish

Instant Attraction!
Let dry and seal with a top coat for extra shine

Available at most major retailers and drug stores nationwide!

*I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program. No monetary compensation was given and the opinions are my own.*

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

enjoying our day at the pool

Prior to receiving a sample bottle of Hawaiian Tropic’s Silk Hydration I never used the brand. To say I am very careful about my sunscreen is an understatement! Having sensitive, pale skin makes me choose products that offer the best protection. I prefer mineral based sunscreen, but since I wanted to be fair and honest about my review I had to use it.

I am always nervous about trying new sunscreen. It is one of those things where you won’t know if it is going to work well until after a hour or so and by then you could be burnt! Hawaiian Tropic did the job of keeping my pale skin from getting extra crispy! It is a broad spectrum sunscreen, protecting from both UVA and UVB rays. That is something you should always look for when going to purchase sunscreen of any kind. Another perk of this product is it’s moisturizing factor. My skin usually feels pretty dry after being in the pool but after using Silk Hydration my skin felt smooth and soft. I shared this with a friend and she loved it! It is such a nice feeling to get out of the pool and not feel all dry and flaky!

From Hawaiian Tropic:

Also available in SPF 12, 30, 50!

With its ultra-luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ lotion sunscreen nourishes and pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and 12-hour moisturization when out in the sun.

Available at most major retailers so go grab a bottle today!

*I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. No monetary compensation was received and the opinions are my own.*

imPRESS Press On Manicure

If you are an insanely busy woman like me, you barely have time to choke down a meal let alone get your nails done. Living on one income forces me to prioritize, and spending an insane amount of money on my nails every few weeks is just out of the question. I also do a pretty terrible job painting them.

I was sent imPRESS press on manicure to test out and review. They claimed to be fast, easy, and affordable. imPress are all that and more. My nails looked so great that my husband thought I had splurged on a manicure.

How cute is this packaging?

It really is fast and easy. I applied mine while taking a few minutes to be alone in the bathroom. Ok yes I was hiding from my children!

Looks professional right?

They are very cost effective and come in a wide variety of colors. For my next girl’s night, I am going to go with “Shout” a fun pink with black swirls at the tips. See all the color varieties, download a $1 off coupon, and virtually try on the nails at

From imPRESS

Get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you’re done. There’s no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory. You can find imPress Manicure at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more.


If you are heading out on the town with your girl’s, tackling the boardroom, or if you are just looking for a change, go pick up imPRESS manicure today!


*I received this product complimentary to test from Influenster and imPRESS. No monetary compensation was received and the opinions are my own.


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