Back to School Shopping at Northlake Mall

Back to School Shopping at Northlake Mall

Disclosure: Back to School Shopping at Northlake Mall is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Starwood Retail Partners with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It’s that time of year again! (Need a little help with your back to school shopping? Enter to win a $50 Northlake Mall gift card using the form at the bottom of the post.) Food Advertising by I don’t know about you, but I started the count down to back to school about two weeks after my kids last day of school. Summer usually drags on FOREVER. Although with our recent move, this summer seemed to fly by. Now everywhere you look you are reminded that school is starting soon (if it hasn’t …

DoorDash – Food Delivered Directly to Your Door

DoorDash – Food Delivered Directly to Your Door

Disclosure: “DoorDash – Food Delivered Directly to Your Door” 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. While I absolutely adore Spring, especially in North Carolina (achoo–aside from the allergies) this is the busiest time of the year for me. Between robotics meetings and tournaments, Environmental Club, Science Club, and all the other after school activities, I spend more time in my car than I do at home. It’s especially difficult to get dinner on the table at a decent hour. And after all that running around I usually don’t feel much like cooking! Before our only options were pizza delivery or running out once again to pick …

BJ’s Membership Club to Open New Location in Charlotte, NC [giveaway]

Disclosure: This post has been compensated by BJ’s Membership Club. If you have been following me for a while, you know I’m a BJ’s Blogger Ambassador, but even if I didn’t get incentives to talk about BJ’s Membership Club I would, because I’m a huge fan! Shopping at BJ’s helps keep the household costs down for my family of seven–you can’t imagine how much my kids eat, and don’t get me started on the amount of toilet paper we go through, lol! Not only does BJ’s have great prices, but they offer monthly coupons AND accept manufacturers coupons that you can stack to save even more money. No other wholesale club does that! Food Advertising by This is just one of the many reasons I’m so excited that BJ’s is opening a 2nd location …

Mom Matters: Balancing Work, Family, Life

Mom Matters: Balancing Work, Family, Life

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.  I am thrilled to announce I have been asked to return as a live blogger at the next Charlotte Parent Mom Matters event on Friday, October 16th. And the topic of the event is one that I struggle with every. single. day. Mom Matters: Balancing Work, Family, Life Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Frazzled? Food Advertising by Life today is busy! We tell ourselves that if only we could make better use of our downtime or multitask more cleverly, we’d get ahead of the busyness. As we work harder and harder, we invest more hours and energy fighting a …

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 – …

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Friday, July 10, 2015  Asbury Park Grove, 9300 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte, 11:30am-1:30pm If you are a mom in 2015, you are not going to want to miss this event! 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.  Food Advertising by It is challenging to be a parent in the digital age! Gone are the days of Facebook as the be-all and end-all for social-networking needs. Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat, Yik Yak. Everyday there’s some new program or app parents need to figure out. Understanding the programs’ capabilities and giving kids guidance and limits can be difficult. This Charlotte Parent Mom Matters* event will discuss strategies and approaches to help guide parents through this …

Santa Claus is Coming to Portrait Innovations November 11-16th [giveaway]

This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. Compensation was received in exchange for sharing this promo and giveaway. Charlotte area fans… (everyone else skip down to the bottom of the page for a chance to win a FREE Portrait Session ($100 value) good at any Portrait Innovations location!) Skip the long lines at the mall & get a jump-start on holiday planning! Food Advertising by     Hurry! Don’t miss out!! Professional portrait sessions that include Santa Claus are available now through Sunday, November 16th during regular store hours at the newly renovated Portrait Innovations in the Promenade on Providence Shopping Center.In addition to getting creative family portraits with Santa Claus, Portrait Innovations is offering a 43 Holiday Portrait Package for only $19.99. Not only will you receive 43 printed photos of various sizes, but the …

Free Portraits, Movies on the Green and Trick ‘r Treat Family Event on October 24th at Promenade on Providence Shopping Center [Charlotte event & Giveaway]

This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. Compensation was received in exchange for sharing this promo and giveaway. Charlotte area fans… (everyone else skip down to the bottom of the page for a chance to win $100 Portrait Innovations Gift Certificate good at any Portrait Innovations location!) Join the fun on Friday, October 24th for a FREE event at Food Advertising by Promenade on Providence Shopping Center (10844 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277) for a Halloween edition of Movies on the Green There will be Trick ‘r Treating with shopping center merchants from 4-7 pm and a showing of Monsters University beginning at 7 pm! Be sure to drop by Portrait Innovations (from 4 – 6 pm) in costume for your FREE professional portrait. Photo opportunities will be from 4-6pm; parents will receive a CD …

Enter to Win Carowinds “The Great Pumpkin Fest” Tickets [Giveaway]

Congratulations Jerusha! Hope you enjoy your visit! The Great Pumpkin Fest Carowinds puts the WEE in Halloween! They have brewed up some spooktacular kid friendly fun this Halloween with the Great Pumpkin Fest! Food Advertising by From 10 am to 5:30 pm Planet Snoopy is transformed into a street party of frightful fun for children and their families. You will discover activities that are fun-scary, not scary-scary… The Great Pumpkin Fest runs Saturdays & Sundays from Oct. 4 – Nov. 2 from 10 am to 5:30 pm. (Scarowinds takes over at 7 pm and is not appropriate for young children!) Check out some of the activities your kids will enjoy: Petting Zoo Hay Bale Maze Costume Parade (have your kid(s) wear their costume and march in the parade at 2 pm and …