Summer Survival Guide: Backyard Toys

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Oh ya know, another day of hustlin’. HA! Just kidding, but I adore Jennaphr Frederick not just cause she lets me hang with her on TV – but cause she’s just FREAKING FUN!! So is Karen Hepp and of course Mike Jerrick. They are all really great peeps in my book. This morning Jennaphr Frederick and I talked about great products for backyard fun with your kids! Here are the best backyard toys:   BACKYARD SAFARI OUTFITTERS – Base Camp Shelter  This brand is…

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Bulletproof Mom

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Clearly, I have seen a bulletproof vest before. I mean, haven’t you? You know…the one that police wear. It’s bulletproof.  Little did I know that they would come in motherly sizes too one day.  But here before you, I have the truth in my bulletproof motherhood. It’s not a vest I wear—it’s a foamy mustache, thank you very much.  Courtesy of Bulletproof Coffee. Now, I used to think I was smarter than the average coffee drinker. I mean, my mom and sister used to own…

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Best Buy Xbox One Minecraft Bundle

Why yes, it is the holiday season! In case you’ve been stuck under a Christmas tree the holidays are here faster than you know it.  As a mom to an eight-year-old it just gets harder to find out what they really want every year, isn’t it?  Between a kitten and an Xbox One—I don’t even know what to get.  But I do know that the kitten grows into a cat one day and that may very well not be as cool as it was on Christmas day, right? My friends…

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American Made K’nex Building Toys

This post contains affiliate links. There is one thing that you don’t hear very often in the toy business and that is Made in America.  As a proud American, it pains me to not be able to support local shops when buying toys for my kids.  There are a few out there, like Green Toys, YOXO but my favorite because they are almost in my back yard is K’NEX! K’NEX has such a cool story to it. As a tech, toy & travel expert there I am blessed with thousands of…

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Back to School in Style with Under Armour

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. My MODEL School Kids: “Show me your serious face, boys!” Summer has gotten much shorter over the years. Nowadays, kids go back SO EARLY! My sister’s kids go back to school in Illinois in the middle of August. My girlfriend in Kentucky? SHE STARTS TOMORROW!! I know. Depressing! Never fear though, this year we fit out fashion and I partnered with Under Armour for their launch of school uniforms! Growing up in a family of girls I was always…

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