Halloween Pretzel Rods #SweetWorksFall #ad

Halloween Inspired Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Have you heard of SweetWorks? They kindly sent me this amazing box of candy that was the inspiration behind this recipe. SweetWorks has some of the BEST premium chocolates and confections - and they carry brands you're going to … [Read More...]


Outback’s Steak and Unlimited Shrimp is bigger and better than ever!

This is a sponsored post. Looking for somewhere to eat dinner this week? Outback’s Steak and Unlimited Shrimp is back! For a limited time, enjoy America’s boldest steak, plus all-you-can-eat shrimp, for just $15.99. Head on over to Outback for a hot juicy sirloin and our bigger and better unlimited shrimp, prepared one of two ways: - Garlic and Herb Butter Shrimp - Crispy Shrimp, served … [Read More...]

Family time inspired by superheroes with Disney Infinity 2.0 #InfinityHeroes #CollectiveBias #Shop

Family time inspired by superheroes with Disney Infinity 2.0

This Disney Infinity 2.0 shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InfinityHeroes #CollectiveBias Family time. It's important. Sometimes we load up in the van and go for a drive around Lake Chuckanut and finish off with a dinner at our favorite burger place. Other times we watch movies and pile on the couch. But last week we had … [Read More...]


How Digital Technology Helps Autism in Our Family

Digital Technology is front and center in our home. It's a valuable tool for our family and our kids are barely in elementary school. We introduced our oldest son, Sebby, to technology, or specifically, an handful of apps on my iPhone when he was about 2 1/2. I know what people say about screen time. I get it. But trust me, it's different for our family. What started as a few minutes of peace … [Read More...]


VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals offer fun sibling play! {plus a giveaway}

Thank you to VTech for sending us the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Tree House Hideaway Playset™ to us and inspiring this post on sibling play! This post contains affiliate links. Buying kids toys is a struggle. Buying kids toys that they kids will share is another struggle. We started into our journey of VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals™ by accident. I'm pretty sure I was letting Quincy pick out … [Read More...]

Roasted Pears Recipe

Inspiration from Fall Scents: Roasted Pears Recipe

This roasted pears recipe is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze inspired by fall scents. I love everything about fall. The cooler weather, the changing leaves. The impulse to put the big kids on the bus, close my laptop, throw something delicious in the oven and enjoy a cup of tea while it bakes, letting the aromas of cinnamon and vanilla waft through my home. Confession: Sadly it's not … [Read More...]


A visit from Nanni: Things to do with grandparents!

Fun things to do with grandparents start with a goodnight sleep! Thanks to Gymboree for sending us the Gymmies featured in this post. This post may contain  affiliate links, the opinions here are our own. My mom comes to visit about twice a year. She takes the train out from the east coast (a beautiful way to travel by the way) in the spring and fall. The kids start asking when her next visit … [Read More...]