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Parenting After 40

After fostering for 2 years, I became a forever mom to Morgan and Mason at 42.  I always wanted kids, but I never thought that I would end up here at this point in my life.  At 45, I’m still single and enjoying my crazy, fun filled life with toddlers and infants.  But hey, they […]

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Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.

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Getting Healthy

I am on a path to a healthy life style and while not completely there, I’m working through it slowly but surely.  For me, this means cutting out my sugary sodas and substituting with water and tea.  It also means cooking at home more and eating high protein, low carb, no sugar foods that follow […]

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I love getting things to review in the mail and helping to spread the word about things that I use and own. As a regular Amazon and online purchaser, I am a big believer in the power of reviews. Very rarely do I buy something without reading the reviews first. All of my reviews are […]

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Latest Posts

13 Must Make Gluten Free Pizza Recipes

October 7, 2017 | 37 Comments

No matter what foodie lifestyle you are living, pizza always seem to rank near the top of “most craveable”. This list of 13 Must Make Gluten Free Pizza Recipes is great for any foodie lifestyle.   I love that there are options for everything from breakfast to dessert pizza. Spinach Parmesan Pizza by Nellie Bellie Turkey […]

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Protect Little Lungs with RSV Awareness

October 3, 2017 | 12 Comments

This post was sponsored as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Did you know that October is RSV Awareness Month? It’s the time to inform parents and caregivers about RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) before RSV season. RSV is a common, highly contagious seasonal […]

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Huge Sale at Nods and End Outlet

September 28, 2017 | No Comments

Shhh, they are clearing out the way to make room for the new on everything for your kid’s room from A to ZZZ. Get up to 80% off at the Nods and End Outlet. This post contains affiliate links that may pay a small amount if utilized for a purchase.  These affiliate commissions help to […]

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Great deals this weekend at Crazy 8

September 28, 2017 | No Comments

Crazy 8 is offering up to 50% off, $8.88 Jeans and $5 Tees, as well as free shipping. Crazy 8 offers stylish and affordable clothing for kids sizes 4-14. Free Shipping with code WEEKEND at Crazy 8 This post contains affiliate links that may pay a small amount if utilized for a purchase.  These affiliate […]

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Surgery scheduled for next week

September 25, 2017 | 21 Comments

My surgery date is quickly approaching and I’m nervous with anticipation, but also excited to get it done because it means that I won’t have the pain that I’ve been feeling for the last few months. I am expecting to be out of work between 2 and 3 weeks, so during that time I will […]

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Pumpkin Patches & Wins Giveaway ~ Win a $15 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

September 22, 2017 | 18 Comments

We are so excited to bring you another great Giveaway Hop. Again, we are offering the option of an Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($15 Value). It’s a great opportunity to stock up for some early Christmas shopping or buy a Halloween costume for your little. Entry-Form ` Welcome to the Pumpkin Patches & […]

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12 reasons that you need to try this amazing whitening toothpaste

September 19, 2017 | 26 Comments

Check out the 12 reasons that you need to try this amazing whitening toothpaste!   If you didn’t see my last post, I was just introduced to the best whitening toothpaste. Many of you commented and have already placed your order. For those that are still sitting on the fence, this is your chance to get […]

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Fall Twitter Giveaway – Win $100 in Paypal Cash or an Amazon Gift Card

September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The cooler weather, fall festivals, ghouls and goblins, I love it all. To celebrate, I’ve partnered with 9 other bloggers to bring you a Twitter Follow Giveaway. See below for details on how to enter. How to enter: There are 10 Twitter accounts. Follow one or […]

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Pixar’s Coco coming to theatres on November 22nd

September 18, 2017 | 8 Comments

I’m so excited about the premiere of Pixar’s Coco, it’s the cute story of Miguel’s journey to discover the mystery of his family history. I love that the movie celebrates the diverse cultures of our world today and embraces and celebrates the colorful Hispanic culture. ABOUT THE MOVIE Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on […]

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Nine Super-Useful Tips to Help Make Your Kid’s Birthday Party Low-Key Low-Carb

September 17, 2017 | 47 Comments

Nine Super-Useful Tips to Help Make Your Kid’s Birthday Party Low-Key Low-Carb Kids. Love. Carbs. If you’ve ever tried to onboard your family to a low-carb plan after eating a more traditional Western diet, you already know that just about every meal that is a meal to kids is loaded with carbs. I’ve put together […]

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