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Friday, September 7, 2018

Keeping Children Safe in the Car: Booster Seat Safety and Tips

This post was sponsored by The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

My children have always known they needed to be buckled safe in the car. It has been the standard since day one and I'm so glad I've instilled that safety within them. My daughter rode in a booster seat until she was 9, my almost 7 year old is currently in one and my almost 5 year old is still 5pt harnessed. Car seat safety has always been extremely important to me and it's one area I've learned up on through the years. I always wanted to be informed of safety tips and, most importantly, the LAW when it came to their safety in the car.

Friday, August 31, 2018

#EndOfSummer with prAna #prAnaFall18

I received samples from prAna for the sole purpose of this post

Being a mother to 3 kids, I'm extremely active when it comes to just running around all the time. Running to the store, running to basketball practice and games, running to appointments and just running around in general. I need clothes that are comfortable, yet stylish that allow me to look put together without looking like a slob. prAna is absolutely perfect for this and fits the bill amazingly well!

I received the Oberlie Hoodie in Weathered Blue and the Transform Capri in Black

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy GIVEAWAY

About the book: From the coauthor of Dork Diaries comes a witty and engaging picture book about a prankster who wants to pull off the best prank of all—pranking the Tooth Fairy!

Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster!

But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown!

About the Author: Erin Danielle Russell has been writing stories since she learned how to spell. When she grew up, she became coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series with her mom, Rachel Renee Russell. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband, Jacob, and her spunky teddy bear, Stanley. When Erin’s not writing or daydreaming, she likes to cook, travel, play video games, and watch cartoons.

ONE WINNER will receive a copy of How To Trick the Tooth Fairy, a Tooth Fairy Pillow Kit with Keepsake Notepad and Magic Glitter, and How to Trick the Tooth Fairy swag: poster, bookmark, and stickers! 

*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Media Masters Publicity in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Media Masters Publicity for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway

Thursday, August 16, 2018

TrustyWave Letter Board Review

I received a sample from TrustyWave for the sole purpose of this review

I've been eyeing letter boards for a while now, they're so aesthetically pleasing and can really change an entire picture!! So I was really excited when a friend said TrustyWave was looking for reviews on one!

I received my gorgeous letter board in the mail, and was super excited to get started with it!

Each set comes with a felt 12x12 board with a solid wood frame, easel stand, 356 numbers, letters, symbols and emojis and a bag to keep them all in. 

At first it was really daunting, with all the letters, numbers and symbols attached to plastic. But I just popped off what I needed and made my few signs that I wanted to at that time. I figure if I do them as I go along and need them, it will make it a lot easier. 

I didn't put them all in the included bag either, it's small, so I separated them into 2 categories, letters and numbers/symbols/emojis. And I'm just keeping them in plastic baggies for now. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Try These 5 Hacks to Get your SO's Dog to Like You!

Looking to advance your relationship with your Significant Other? You might be heading for a power-struggle which you are sure to lose. Your significant other might fight their families and friends for you, but if you mess it up with their dogs you need to show yourself the door. When your SO’s dog does not like you, your SO can start doubting your relationship. Even if the dog is a social one they might not enjoy the attention and affection their owner is giving you. Even if you are not really a dog person you can build a bond with the dog without much effort.

Treat Them Well
The fastest way to the heart of a dog is through acts of random kindness in the form of treats. Give the dog a reward of treats whenever they do something you want them to. Even if it is something as small as giving you some space to sit, give them a treat. At the same time keep in mind that overfeeding the dog to the point where they throw up will not go down well with your pet. Edible treats aside you can even get them toys to play with. There are many discount pet items for puppies and adult dogs online to choose from.