The 2014 Silhouette Black Friday Sale is LIVE

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I just recently got my first Silhouette machine and I can already tell this is going to become a crafting addiction. Their Black Friday sale is the perfect excuse for me to stock up on supplies! As one of their partner bloggers, I get to share these deals now so you can get a head start shopping. You’ll just need this code to get the sale prices: BUSYMOM Two Silhouette Cameo Bundles Click each image to head over to the {Read More}

20 Minute Butternut Squash Risotto + Pressure Cooker Giveaway

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Risotto is one of my favorite comfort foods. I’ve been wanting to cook it for a while, but have never had the time to spend in the kitchen for the amount of continuous stirring it needs. Thanks to T-fal, I’m now the proud owner of a Clipso pressure cooker. Which means I can skip the hour of stirring and make risotto in less than 20 minutes. (Which coincides with the amount of time I have to cook on date night.) {Read More}

Today is Verizon Connection Day! #VZWBuzz

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Today is Connection Day! Verizon is getting into the holiday spirit and sharing the first gifts of the season with everyone, whether you’re already a customer or not.  As part of their VZWBuzz blogging team, I’m thrilled to share some of the awesome gifts available to everyone on Connection Day: Amazon: Free Digital Content 10 free songs 10 free apps 2 free audio books Visit the Amazon Connection Day page for full details. iTunes Radio Enjoy a full day of {Read More}

Kids Art Gift Tags + Silhouette Giveaway

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I’m super excited to have partnered with Silhouette to bring you this fun kids art gift tags project, as well as a giveaway for a Silhouette Portrait machine! I confess – I’m not the best when it comes to typical mom blog crafts. I can rock it with building materials (like the PVC pipe I used to make Levi a playhouse) or fabric (I recently made Dany some new chew toys by upcycling old tshirts), but paper crafts have never {Read More}

Barbie isn’t just sexist about computer engineering, she’s also insulting

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Barbie’s idea of computer engineering isn’t just sexist – it’s insulting to our children. The Internet response has been fantastic in addressing how the book I Can Be a Computer Engineer  should have been written. But I’m still mad about the story itself.  should have been written. But I’m still mad about the story itself. Let’s try to put the sexism aside for a moment. It’s still a crap book that, quite frankly, is insulting to our children. Let’s take the basic premise of {Read More}

Past The Breakup Stage

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Fact – until this weekend, I didn’t know I had a “breakup stage.” Some things are easier to figure out in hindsight. I’ll start by being transparent – I have a “crazy” streak a mile wide. To most of the world, it’s a stereotypical “bitches be crazy” type of personality trait, though I’ve learned as an adult it’s actually an “anxiety & depression” thing, but that’s just maturity and semantics talking. Anyhow, over the weekend Mr. Grey pointed out that {Read More}

DIY Dog Chew Toy: 10 minute project #TreatThePups

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I’m a sponsored blog partner with Lunchbox. As always, all opinions are my own. Our dog Dany is still a puppy, and this will be our first year celebrating the holidays with her. Naturally, the kids want to make it extra special and include her in our fall festivities. This year, Big Heart Pet Brands® is encouraging people to #TreatThePups and has a great page on Walmart with cool crafts and ideas on how to incorporate your pets into your holiday celebrations. {Read More}

VeggieTales In The House: New Netflix Series Premieres Nov 26th

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Netflix and Dreamworks Animation will be unveiling their new original series VeggieTales In The House on November 26th, just in time for Thanksgiving. I was given a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the new VeggieTales series earlier this year and couldn’t be more excited to finally get to see the Netflix series come to life. The first 5 episodes (each consisting of 2 mini episodes) will be available to stream on Netflix beginning November 26th. With a refreshed look, {Read More}

Proving a Point to Mykl with Hillshire Snacking #HillshireSnackPros

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#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between this site and Hillshire. This could include Hillshire providing content, product, access, or other forms of payment. Sometimes I get to do really awesome things because of my blog. Like get paid to prove a point to Mykl. Thanks Hillshire for the excuse to prove that Mykl’s shirt looks like a tablecloth. Hillshire Snacking has a new line of snacks with premium meats, bold flavors, and 15+ grams of protein per package. {Read More}

4 Cool Features of the Motorola Droid TURBO #VZWBuzz

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Earlier this summer I got a chance to tour the new Motorola headquarters in Chicago. I’ve been psyched ever since then to see what’s next for their Droid line of cell phones, so I was pretty damn excited when I received the new Droid TURBO last week to review. Thanks to some great training courtesy of Verizon & Motorola, I’ve already discovered 4 really cool features of the Droid TURBO that I think you’ll like. Custom Voice Prompt with Moto Voice {Read More}