Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal and an Oatmeal Bar

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal

The following content is sponsored by National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign: I welcomed my Saturday morning risers with an oatmeal bar. An oatmeal bar?! Are you kidding me? No, no, I’m not. It is surprising, though, especially when you consider that I never had oatmeal as a child. My parents didn’t like it, so […]

A Weekend Giveaway from The Disney Store (CLOSED)


This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, lilpoptart2000@ When I was seven years old, I listened to the Sleeping Beauty soundtrack — on a record player! — over and over and over again. I would dance about the living room, pretending that I was Briar Rose. There were so many fairy tales and […]

A Weekend Giveaway from Smuckers (CLOSED)

Smuckers Spread a Little Sunshine

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Fireftrjb@ As you know, we’re gearing up for a European vacation next year to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I still think it’s a joke, but we keep taking steps forward and saving pennies to see if we can make it happen. In the meantime, the kids […]

A Giveaway from Klondike Brands

Jalapeno Poppers Potatoes

This post is sponsored by Klondike Brands: The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: lldcandles@, rachaelamartin@ Jalapeno Poppers Potatoes Potato, potato, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Jalapeno Poppers Potatoes are awesome to accompany brats and burgers on game day. Cheddar and Leek Potato Bake is a delectable accompaniment to roast meats.

Using the Home Collection by Post-it Brand and Scotch Brand (& a Giveaway)

shopping organizer

This post is sponsored by 3M: Congrats to the winners: laurakay28@, bethsteiner@, Sherrill.lisa@ Recently I shared our family’s vision board for our European trip planned for next spring. Yep, we’re taking six kids halfway around the world. We’ve been saving our pennies since last year and slowly talking up the adventure with the kids. Creating the vision board […]

Share the Joy with Fisher-Price and Walmart

share the joy gym

This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price and Walmart’s Share the Joy program: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: kmclaughlin3576@ and petersfransen@ It might be the name, Fisher. It might be the fact that my mom always bought us Fisher-Price toys. It might be that I grew up with the original Little People, and I […]

Win Healthy Snacks from Chomps

Win Healthy Snacks from Chomps

This giveaway is sponsored by Chomps: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: cgoode1@, bsanich@, wesdelchic07@ A few months ago, in an effort to get rid of my pesky hip pain, I tried a rigorous elimination diet called a Whole30. You can read about my experience here. In sum, it was good. It was hard, yes, […]

A Giveaway from Crav-On (CLOSED)


This post is sponsored by Crav-On: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: slrdowney@, katiemur@, waleska.wilbourne@, hrsteeley@ Back in May I did something new. I spoke at a blogging conference. That was pretty wild. I got a chance to hang with two dear friends, Stephanie and Amy. Not only that, I got a chance to try a […]