Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off

Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Food Lion with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Over the years I’ve developed a love for cooking that has branched out from mac & cheese and chicken casserole made with frozen veggies and cream of whatever soup, into new and interesting items that I never would have eaten when I was little… spicy Indian, sushi, Chinese, Latin, Spanish, just to name a few. And my kids LOVE it (usually)! The past week or so it’s been very quiet on my blog because I’ve been frantically practicing for my appearance at the 2015 Food Lion Frugal Cook-off at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte (Charlotte Convention Center Hall A – …

Back to School with BJ's Wholesale Club

Back to School with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. BJ’s carries everything you need for back to school at affordable prices… and if you are sending your teen off to college, it’s a one-stop-shop. You will find computers, bedding, furniture, appliances, toiletries, food… everything your college-bound teen could possibly need! Last week I had the pleasure of attending a back to school event at my local BJ’s Wholesale Club. We toured through the store discussing all the new items BJ’s has stocked to help you prepare for the new school year. Backpacks, lunch boxes, pens, Post-it Notes, markers, …

Fabulous First Day Outfits by FabKids

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied an outfit from FabKids in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in.  So school starts on the 24th for my girls and I haven’t even begun to shop for school supplies! I am kind of freaking out about it, but the one thing I’m not freaking out about is what my girls will be wearing on their first day back to school. My Girls Fabulous First Day Outfits by FabKids     Fabkids has an amazing sale going on until August 26th! Don’t miss out!! My girls will be styling all year with the amazing deals I found! School Deals Under $20 Ready to shop? So what is FabKids? …

One More Hour #MY60

#MY60 Challenge

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. When was the last time you did something fun for yourself? Girls’ night out with your best friends? Reading in the bathtub with a glass a wine? Retail therapy that didn’t include Target and groceries? Think back…. Wow! That long ago? Believe me I get it. Between work, family, dogs, laundry, cooking, cleaning… there doesn’t seem to be a lot of “extra” time to do things for yourself. Everyone and everything seems to be pulling you in different directions and some days you just want to shout “STOP!” What would you do with an extra hour each day? Sneak …

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners With PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® fresh organic whole chicken

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. The past eight weeks or so we have been in a bit of a dinner rut. I’ve been working a lot and attending events, and the kids are prepping for EOGs, finals and summer vacation. I never seem to have enough time to make a proper trip to the store to buy groceries. While I happen to love it, you can only serve breakfast for dinner for so many nights in a row before the kids threaten to call Child Protective Services. Usually to avoid this I’d either run down to …

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Last Friday Charlotte Parent presented “Mom Matters: How to be a Media-Savvy Mom” featuring two local experts who introduced practical strategies and approaches for parents to make wise choices in the digital age. This informative discussion on kids and technology couldn’t have come at a better time! Melanie Hempe, Founder of Moms Managing Media, discussed “12 Tips for Balancing Technology and Childhood”. Melanie opened her talk with the story of her son’s gaming overuse, the degree it affected her family, and how that experience influenced the way she approached media with her other children. Melanie has a simple three-question assessment that helps parents gain perspective …