Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dealing with a Wet Basement? Tips on How to keep it Dry

Dealing with a Wet Basement? Tips on How to keep it Dry

Damp, dark and a bit creepy, basements are an often underutilized location in homes. This is mainly due to the fact that basements tend to be wet, which makes it hard to enjoy the area or safely store items in it. However, just because your basement is soggy right now doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way. Keep in mind that in some cases, you may need the help of a qualified experts, you can get a quote here if necessary. But that shouldn’t stop you from implementing the following steps into your home maintenance to-do list.

Keep those Gutters Clean
Clogged gutters are one of the biggest reasons for a wet, soggy basement. The whole purpose of gutters is to move the water away from your home. When they are clogged or blocked – due to leaves, grime and other debris – the water cannot flow away from the home and instead goes right down the home’s foundation and straight into the basement. If you’re home doesn’t have downspouts or gutters installed, you should look at getting them put in place as soon as possible.

Mind the Landscape
Your home’s landscaping can play an important role in whether or not your basement stays dry. Water accumulating along the foundation of your home can seep through the basement walls. That is why it is important to ensure the ground slopes away from the home.

Install Insulation on the Pipes
Those cold water pipes running through your basement will develop condensation, which puts more moisture in the air and water in the basement. Covering the pipes with inexpensive insulation will prevent condensation from forming and will help keep the pipes from freezing during the cold winter months.

Protect the Basement Walls
As discussed earlier in the article, moisture can seep through the walls of your basement, which is often called weeping. If, however, you paint the basement walls with water-resistant paint, which is readily available at home improvement stores, you will stop the moisture from coming through the walls.

Open those Windows
If your basement is equipped with windows, opening them when the weather allows it will go a long way to start the air flowing, which in turn will help dry the basement. Furthermore, open windows will help get rid of that musty smell that basements are known for.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Survival Guide

What are your #HolidayNecessities

Do you have lots of family coming to visit for the holidays? The tree might be pilled with presents and food adorning the table the holidays are a busy time of year, but you don't want to have to make that midnight emergency run to find a store that's open because you ran out of toilet paper, paper towels, or tissue. 

Don't forget to stock up with great deals from the Ibotta App on brands like Cottonelle, Kleenex, Scott, and Viva from Walmart. 
With the Ibotta app, get:
  • $1 off Cottonelle 12-ct or larger
  • $1 off Scott 12-ct or larger
  • $1 off Viva 6-ct or larger
  • Buy two products and get an extra dollar back
 Cottonelle, Kleenex, Scott and Viva have your household needs covered this holiday season; you can find these brands at Walmart, a one-stop shop for all your holiday preparation and entertaining needs. #Sponsored

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Minecraft:Story Mode {GIVEAWAY}

Looking for a new game for your older kids for the holidays? My kids all love the original Minecraft game and while I wouldn’t suggest this new narrative story mode game for the younger crowd if you have a teen or young adult you’re buying for I would definitely check this out!

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - Episode 1: 'The Order of the Stone' is rated 'E10+' (Everyone 10+) for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language by the ESRB. Future content in the season is yet to be rated by the ESRB. The series is published by Telltale Games in partnership with Mojang.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

{Holiday Gift Guide} Kolcraft 4x4 2-in-1 Activity Walker- GIVEAWAY

As a Kolcraft Mom I always get excited to show you the new and awesome products Kolcraft comes up with. I know I’ve done a lot of strollers in the past but today I’m excited to share with you the new Kolcraft 4x4 2-in-1 Activity Walker. This walker starts out as any walker would but can transition with your little one and convert to a walk behind walker as your child grows. No need to buy two separate products anymore! That’s probably the biggest excitement here because I know as a mom who has had multiple little ones the less “stuff” you have to store around your house the better. I felt like I accumulated a lot of stuff when my little ones were born and grew so one less product makes me a happy mom.

I love the look of this walker, the red and black bold colors and the car, my son loved it! The toys are fun and add to the excitement of baby wanting to actual be in the walker. The eye popping colors help distract them and the high-back leatherette seat pad gives added support and comfort. The walker itself is adjustable in height for your growing baby and the seat pad unsnaps and is machine washable, a huge plus for mom!! It wasn’t too difficult to put together, there were quite a few pieces but the instructions were simple and straightforward.

For more information checkout the new Kolcraft 4x4 2-in-1 Activity Walker and add it your holiday list today!
FTC Disclosure: I received my own Kolcraft 4x4 2-in-1 Activity Walker as compensation from Kolcraft to facilitate this review, however all opinions are 100% my own and unbiased and no monetary compensation was received.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Obol- The Champion of Breakfast Bowls {REVIEW}

Hate soggy cereal? Then this Obol would make a great holiday gift for yourself, family, and friends! I had the pleasure of reviewing both the large and medium size Obol. As a busy mom who seems to always get hounded by kids for a million things as soon as I sit down with my bowl of cereal in the morning this product was perfect for me! Oftentimes I find myself coming back to soggy cereal that I definitely don’t want to eat but with the Obol I can pour my milk in one side and cereal in the other and then when I’m ready to eat combine them with each bite. I did think the large size was a little big for cereal because I’m just not a big eater in the morning and it probably would have fit at least two servings sizes in it however if you love cereal then it’s the bowl for you! If you’re like me I’d suggest the medium size. I found it easy to hold when I was rushing around the kitchen trying to get things done (left on the table it would have gotten eaten) and the high sides are nice because I don’t feel like it’s going to spill. I received them in both white and pink and I loved the pink color! They both went through my dishwasher and look just as great as they did when taking them out of the box. The only problem now is that everyone in our house fights over who gets to use them!

You can get yours at #obolco and find out more information on them on Facebook at


Disclosure: I received this product to facilitate my review. My opinion is 100% my own. No monetary compensation was received.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Olive Garden & LongHorn Steakhouse {Gift Cards + Holiday Bonus}

When holiday shopping comes around gift cards are a one of the items at the top of my list to purchase. I really like being able to give an experience, especially for those difficult to buy for people. Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse are giving away some great bonus offers when you purchase gift cards with them, so you can get more for your money and treat yourself and friends at the same time!

  • OG_v_rev_4c_smOlive Garden: For every $50 purchased in gift cards get a $10 bonus gift card from now until Jan. 3 (valid for redemption Jan. 4 – March 31, 2016).
  • LongHorn Steakhouse (in restaurant offer): For every $50 in-restaurant gift card purchase from now until Dec. 24, receive a coupon for $10 off two adult dinner entrees (valid for redemption Jan. 1 – Feb. 7, 2016).
  • LongHorn Steakhouse (online offer): For every $25 online gift card purchase from now until Dec. 24, receive a $5 bonus gift card to use towarLH Logod purchase of two adult dinner entrees (valid for redemption Jan. 1 – Feb. 7, 2016).

Treat your loved ones and yourself to a festive holiday meal worth celebrating! Visit Olive Garden and LongHorn’s websites to purchase gift cards online.

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Oh my gosh doesn’t that food look so yummy and festive?! The above bonus offers can’t be used until January but I think my family will be having Olive Garden for dinner tonight. I’m sad we don’t have a LongHorn Steakhouse nearby anymore. When we lived in Texas we were there all the time for their Wild West Shrimp, so if you have one nearby please go enjoy some for me and grab your gift cards!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own and unbiased. A gift card was provided in exchange for this posting.

Friday, November 20, 2015

VTech Kidzoom SmartWatch DX {Review} Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your little one? We received the VTech Kidzoom Smartwatch DX to review and my 7 year old daughter loved it! She said her favorite features were the video mode, because she could take her own vides without having to ask for mom’s phone and the games because she had her own “apps” instead of having to use moms. I think it made her feel like she had a bit of technology that was just her own.  I was impressed by the quality of the photos and the videos and that there were lots of different clock face designs for her to choose from. “What time is it?” Is a big thing in our house, I’m not sure where my kids picked it up but my 3 year old and 7 year old are always asking me what time it is and I usually always have my phone on me so I’m able to give them an answer but with this new VTech Smartwatch I get a lot less questions and find them learning more on their own. It did fit around the wrist of my 10 year old daughter too but she’s pretty skinny, so I can’t say for sure that it would work on an older child. I know that my daughter who is almost 12 years old definitely wasn’t interested in it because it does have more of a little kid look to it, but it was definitely perfect for my 7 year old and my 3 year old wants his own now too!  

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX (Ages 4-9 years; MSRP: $64.99):
  • The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX is an even smarter watch for kids with better specs including double the internal memory and improved image quality, plus new features such as exciting motion-activated games, eye-catching 3D clock faces and new tools to hone basic math skills
  • Young photographers can take tons of pictures and videos and get creative with fun photo effects, video camera and voice recorder with voice-changing effects
  • In addition to the alarm, timer and stopwatch, the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX has 2 new tools including a calendar feature and a calculator so your child can work out simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems
  • Little fashionistas will love the new design and trendy colors available, including blue, vivid violet, pink, red and camouflage
  • Digital and analog display comes with more than 50 3D clock face designs and is splash proof for everyday play (splash and sweat proof; do not submerge and not suitable for showering or bathing)
  • Features rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and includes micro USB cable to upload photos/videos as well as recharge the battery
  • More than just a watch, it's the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX!
· VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX page-
· VTech Twitter-
· VTech Facebook-

Disclosure: I received a VTech Kidzoom SmartWatch DX to help facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own. No monetary compensation was received.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Brick Swag {Lego Subscription Box 20% off!}

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My readers receive 20% Off their BrickSwag subscription with this exclusive promo code: FAM20

OFFER EXPIRES: 11/20/2015

Coobie Seamless Bras {30% off!}

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bluum for Mom & Baby - Box Subscription {30% off}

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Obol- The Champion of Breakfast Bowls {10% Discount}

Cereal Never Gets Soggy!
"It's the champion of breakfast bowls" - ABC News


Obol "The Original Crispy Bowl" made in the USA is the favorite for cereal
lovers around the world. Inspired by a playground slide, its Spiral Slide Design
changed the mundane cereal bowl into an everyday kitchen sensation. The
pleasure of eating cereal at the table, while watching TV or even is bed is easy,
just Swoop n Scoop

Crispy cereal...your way, your pace.

Watch the Obol on ABC's The Chew


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PBS KIDS’ & Whole Foods {New Toy Line}

The PBS KIDS’ holiday toy collection has officially launched and is now available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide! With the holiday season nearing if you’re smarter than me you’ve already started your shopping to try and beat the crowds so check out this new toy line that inspires creativity and imaginative play. I love when I find toys that are battery free!

These new toys all cost less than $30 and are made using responsibly-sourced materials, including PlanWood, which is high density fiber composite wood from the rubber trees, organic color pigment, and rubber wood.

These toys are now available in Whole Foods Markets across the county and online at PBS KIDS Shop.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bulu Box {Half Off Subscription!}

bulu_box_holdingThe perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you, Bulu Box is like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door for just $10. You learn about that month's 4-5 premium samples, try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle.

For sharing your opinions on each month's samples through a quick survey, we will give you 50 Rewards Points (that's $5!) to use in our shop to get more of your favorites.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Amazing Beautiful {Trusted Health Products} GIVEAWAY ends 11/6


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The Amazingly Beautiful Collection! AB-AMPM-Body-Set

  • Amazingly Beautiful – Facial A.M. day face oil serum and P.M. evening face oil serum
  • Amazingly Beautiful – Body moisturizing body serum

Amazingly Beautiful Facial A.M. and P.M.

  • · Amazingly Beautiful Facial A.M. and P.M. uses a rare combination of live fruit, nut and plant extracts to feed your skin cells and promote youthful, moist, beautiful glowing skin. This new, 100% natural live facial skin care system brings life and beauty back to your skin without any chemicals. Ingredients are 100% pure botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado, evening primrose, olive and apricot.
  • · The safest and most effective moisturizer available with no preservatives, parabens, GMOs, synthetic chemicals, artificial colors or additives of any kind.
  • · Say goodbye to dry and oily skin. Skin looks and feels younger, softer and smooth like silk. It reduces the appearance of aging and firms and tones skin’s appearance.

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  • · Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer moisturizes deep down so you can say goodbye to dry skin. It firms and tones skin’s appearance and skin feels clean, conditioned and smooth like silk.
  • · It is 100% pure and natural, live cold pressed botanical oils of almond, orange, lime, lemon, olive and avocado and contains no preservatives, parabens, petroleum-based oils, GMOs, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, colorings or additives of any kind.
  • · It smoothes the appearance of rough and scaly areas, reduces the appearance of age spots, discoloration and sun spots, and decreases the appearance of blemishes and spider veins. It can also be used as an underarm deodorant.

There is also a collection just for men that would make a great gift idea for dad!

The Man Collection!

  • The Man – Facial A.M. day face oil serum and P.M. evening face oil serum
  • The Man – Body moisturizing body serum

For more information or to order Visit their Website! You can also find them on Facebook at Trusted Health Products!

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Olive Garden’s Got Spirit {Local High School Donations}

On Tuesday, November 3rd, each restaurant nationwide will host a Spirit Night and donate 10% of in-restaurant sales to their local high school. This initiative is a partnership with the NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, and is part of Olive Garden’s ongoing commitment to support its local communities.

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NFHS Partnership Details:

· Join us on November 3: 4 – 10 p.m.

· All you need to do is enjoy: Each Olive Garden location has previously selected a benefiting local high school.

· OG is giving back: 10% of all in-restaurant sales will be donated to that school, up to $1,000 per restaurant.

· Show your school spirit: Guests are encouraged to wear the school colors as part of the celebration.

· Visit ANY location: All 800+ Olive Garden locations nationwide are participating. To find your nearest location, visit

Disclosure: I received an Olive Garden gift card as compensation for this sponsored post.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ecocentric Mom {Box Subscription}

Ecocentric Mom is a subscription box discovery service created just for moms. As a mom-owned business, we know how busy you are. As much as you care, you don't have time to research and shop for the healthiest and best products for yourself and your family. Each month, we will introduce you to brands and products that we know use only the best ingredients and none of the worst. You'll receive home care items, kid-friendly snacks, wellness and green beauty items that we think are both useful and fun. Plus, every box has a "keeper" item that you will use again and again rather than 'use up'- what's more eco than that?

Subscribers choose between the pregnancy, mom & baby, and mom subscription box, and switch to the next box when they are ready. The pregnancy box features pregnancy care items, as well as items to help you prep for the big arrival - and doesn't contain anything that is potentially harmful to your growing bump. The mom and baby box includes goodies for the new mom and her little, and is a great solution to navigate the demands new mommyhood from your sleep-deprived fog. The mom box is mostly about pampering you, mom, and a little bit about helping you pamper your family.

Your Ecocentric Mom subscription is about more than helping you be "green" or be a mom - it's about making you feel special each month. We think it's time someone takes care of mom for a change!


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Love Cooking Company

Love Cooking Company has set out with a mission to make baking a simple task. Partnered with some great names in the baking and entertainment industries, Love has crafted bakeware that helps you easily achieve the best-looking baked goods on the table, from filled cakes to bite-size desserts and more.

The PushPan  is a 100% watertight and leak-proof cake pan with a patented silicone-lined removable base making it perfect for cheesecakes, pies and more! An alternative to a spring-form pan, you simply place the pan on something sturdy, press the sides down, and voila - the perfect cake! The PushPan also comes with a 25 year warranty.

The Mrs. Fields Cutie Cakes pan creates 48 bite-size cakes when you need a small amount of something sweet. It's ideal for savory options, like mini corn dogs or potato pancakes. After you create your tiny treats, just pop the pan in the dishwasher.

The Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip  is the easiest way to make a layered cake and create a surprise center that everyone will love. Once you bake your cake, add filling to the side with the large opening, place the non-filled layer on top, and enjoy! Plus, the pan is dishwasher-safe, making clean-up a breeze.

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