#BTS $150 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway


Back to school shopping can get expensive, especially when you have multiple kids that need school supplies, clothes, shoes, etc… Who couldn’t use a little extra help in the financial department this time of year? I’ve teamed up with some other bloggers to offer a giveaway to help you stock up on school supplies this year. One lucky reader will win a $150 Walmart Gift Card to spend however they wish! Note: giveaway is open to the Continental US, Hawaii, {Read More}

Motorola Headquarters in Chicago ROCKS! #VZWBuzz


Last month, I visited Chicago to meet up with the rest of the Verizon Midwest #VZWBuzz team for some hands-on training and a tour of the new Motorola headquarters. Our team is spread out across several states, so it was great to see everyone in one place and finally put faces to some of the names I interact with online. One of the highlights of our trip was a behind-the-scenes look at the new Motorola headquarters inside Chicago’s famous Merchandise {Read More}

Coming Soon: VeggieTales Celery Night Fever


VeggieTales has an ALL NEW DVD available August 5th! Are you ready to experience Celery Night Fever? Veggie pals Laura Carrot and Junior Asparagus have a big job to do…save their beloved Celery Park from being destroyed! Laura and Junior plan a fundraising concert with the formerly famous Groovy Brothers, but the bandmates refuse to play together because of an old grudge. All hope of saving the park seems lost until the group remembers that God forgives without question, so {Read More}

I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up


The most recent addition to The Pirate House library is the book I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up. Melvin is a pig who wants to become bacon when he grows up. Some might think that’s strange, but not Melvin. He understands what that means and he’s eager to tell you why. I first heard about this book when Jessica & Ken launched their kickstarter campaign to make their dream of publishing I Want To Be Bacon When I {Read More}

Graffiti Splatter Nail Art Technique

Graffiti Splatter Nail Art Tutorial

There are plenty of tutorials on how to splatter your nails on the web. Sometimes though you want that sort of paint splatter or spray paint effect without having to actually make a huge paint mess all over your fingers and table. Colors Used: Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Midnight Plum Sally Hansen’s Celeb City (220) Other Tools Used: Quilted Paper Towel Skill Level: Easy Using a paper towel can take all of the mess out of this look. Fold up {Read More}

MinuteClinic #GoBackHealthy Back-To-School Services & Twitter Chat

minute clinic

Disclosure: I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic. It’s no secret I’m pro-vaccinations, so I’ll just start by putting that out there. I respect that other parents have done research and come to their own conclusions, but for my kids, vaccinations are an essential part of their health plan with their doctors. With summer more than halfway over, we’re already in major back-to-school planning mode. They girls will be attending new schools this fall and will need copies of their shot records to be {Read More}

Planes: Fire and Rescue Movie Review & Activities


Earlier this week I took all 3 kids to an advance screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue. We’re big fans of Disney in our house, and Planes: Fire & Rescue was no exception. The characters were bright and fun, the storyline was easy to follow along, and there was enough “action” to keep my 12, 9, and 3 year old kids attentive during the entire film. Planes: Fire & Rescue continues the story of Dusty Crophopper after his racing days {Read More}

Super secret weird stuff women do in the shower


Apparently I have Mr Grey convinced that I do some super secret weird stuff when I take a shower. Like many couples that live together, we’ve taken a shower or two with each other. I’m a bit OCD about my shower process, so somewhere along the way, he got it in his head that there’s some weird woman stuff I must be doing once he gets out to dry off. It’s become a thing between us and I think it’s {Read More}

Martini Glass Nail Art Tutorial


What better way to start the Mani Monday series than with fun & flirty martini nail art? Colors Used: Revlon’s Saucy (615) Sally Hansen’s Celeb City (220) Revlon’s Jumpin’ Jade (22) Clear Top Coat Other Tools Used: Scrap Paper Scissors Tape Skill Level: Medium You can do the martini glass on each nail, or just on one like I’m doing in this tutorial. To match this look completely, paint every nail in silver (feel free to change up the colors {Read More}

Wanna win a Keurig + Coffee for a year?


Even if you haven’t caught soccer fever with the World Cup this year, if you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll want to check this out. Quill.com, an awesome online office supply company, is hosting the Coffee Cup 2014. It’s like a battle of the K-Cups, and you get to decide who wins! The competition is already on round 3, which means you’ll want to get your votes in ASAP to be qualified for a chance to win a Keurig® B130 Deskpro Brewing {Read More}