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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An Inside Look at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group & Their Commitment to Giving Back

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored education briefing I took part in with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Did you know that there are only two people in the world who know the formula to Dr. Pepper? Me either! That's just one of the interesting and fun tidbits I learned last week when I had the privilege of sitting in on a conference call with the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. I'm a big Dr. Pepper fan so I was really excited to get an inside look at the company, some of their newest products and some of their 2015 initiatives. It was nice to learn about the other side of operations from a company that I enjoy.

Celebrating Holiday Memories with Sears

Disclosore: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. 

Growing up the holidays were such a magical time. I remember how much we looked forward to decorating the tree together as family, making our list for Santa and shopping for other family members to find the perfect gift. But most of all, just spending time together as a family made memories that will live on forever. When I look back and remember the holidays, I don't remember so much as the gifts I received but joy the holidays brought me. I realize how important it is for my children to have those memories. I want them enjoy the little moments because eventually those little moments will become the ones they remember most.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 - A Year to Be Thankful For

Disclosure: As a Tommee Mommee, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Tommee Tippee. All opinions are my own.

It's hard to believe that 2014 is almost over. With just a few short weeks left in the year, I find myself looking back on just how quick this year went. Granted for most of the year I was pregnant and sick with terrible morning sickness that I thought would never end. But sure enough, 9 months later, it did end and I have this beautiful little baby to be thankful for. After all these years, I never thought I would, or could, get pregnant again. I had long ago given up on the thought of a sibling for my son.  After a miscarriage and years of trying, I had resolved to the fact that we would forever be a family of three.

Then life stepped in. The one thing I thought would never happen, finally did.  So I'm thankful for all that 2014 has brought me. It may have been a rough few months, who am I kidding, those months being pregnant were horrible for me but I wouldn't have it any other way. Every time I look at this beautiful little girl, I'm reminded of just how much life can surprise us and how truly lucky I am.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Proactiv Plus Review

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Proacitv+. I received samples of Proactiv+ to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

Growing up I was lucky that I didn't suffer from acne like most normal teenagers. Here and there I would get a pimple or two but nothing major. I know just how lucky I was. As I got older, my acne got worse not better but it would be occasional breakouts. Nothing could prepare though for my second pregnancy last spring. Whoa! I felt like a teenager trapped in a 30-something's body. After I delivered I was hoping that things would clear up on their own but they didn't. So it was time to try something else. For the past few weeks, I've been trying out Proactiv+ and I'm excited to share what I think.

Delicious Party Food: Chipotle BLT Sliders

Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
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We do a lot of entertaining at home. It seems just about every weekend something is going on at our house. Whether it's family over to watch the game or friends over visiting the baby. With the holidays here things are even more hectic. That's why I love delicious party food recipes I can throw together quickly and still be amazing to eat. I made these Chipotle BLT Sliders on Sunday for annual cookie baking party. The kids and girls were busy making cookies while the guys spent the day watching football. I needed something easy and delicious to serve and these were the perfect choice.

Friday, December 12, 2014

An "Out of this World" Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Night

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It is no secret that we are HUGE Marvel fans. So when there is a newest Marvel movies are released on DVD we are there to grab them for out home movie collection. My son loved Guardians of the Galaxy and couldn't wait for the DVD release. Since he has a birthday coming up, I picked up some fun toys to go along with the movie for an early birthday movie night.