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    Friday
    Feb272015

    Easter gift for granddaughters: Stunning 'I Love You to the Moon and Back' necklace

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Deserves.com; all content provided by the sponsor.

    My grandkids and I have always said 'I love you to the moon and back' whenever we're separating. Because of that ritual, my heart melted when I saw this necklace and I had to have it right away. So I bought it for my granddaughter.

    to the moon and back necklace

    I knew instantly that she LOVED it when she turned around, put her little head...

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    Wednesday
    Feb112015

    Kinskii makes long-distance play with grandkids possible

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kinskii. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    Like most grandparents, one of my favorite things to do with my grandsons is play. Engaging with them through their favorite toys and games uses FUN to strengthen our bond—in addition to encouraging sportsmanship and conversational skills.

    As a long-distance grandparent, though, connecting with my favorite kiddos through play takes place only a few times a year. I want more fun time with them! Most long-distance grandparents (and local grandparents, too) surely want more fun time with their grandchildren.

    Kinskii can do that! Kinskii—a combination...

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    Tuesday
    Feb102015

    Multitasking made easy: Pennzoil and Walmart Automotive Care Centers #DropShopAndOil

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias

    If you're anything like me, you regularly have a daily to-do list with more on it than you can manage in one day. Tackling a list featuring an oil change and shopping has gotten easier thanks to Pennzoil and Walmart Automotive Care Centers. You can multitask like I recently did by dropping off your car for a Pennzoil oil change at the Automotive Care Center then shopping while the automotive work is done.

    I went from this...

    to-do list 

    to this...

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    Friday
    Jan302015

    Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure From Empty Nest To No Nest At All (book review)

    I've had the distinct pleasure of attending a few blog events alongside Veronica and David James, the amusing and adventurous couple who, once their nest emptied, sold the nest and took off to live a gypsy lifestyle on the road—and rails and seas and skies. They've long chronicled their trotting across the globe on their popular website, The GypsyNester.

    going gypsy

    The last time I attended a conference with Veronica and David, they gave me what turned out to be...

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    Friday
    Jan092015

    Weighty matters: Yoplait Light has snacking in the bag

    Disclosure: Thank you to Yoplait for sponsoring this post; all opinions are my own.

    My husband loves candy; I have limited self-control. So when hubby pulls out the candy dish, I find it hard to resist. My husband never gains an ounce from his snacking but that's so not the case for me.

    yoplait light yogurt drops

    Because I've promised myself I'll cut calories and lose some weight in 2015, I came up with a super idea for an alternative to my husband's candy: Eat yogurt instead! Yoplait Light yogurt, to be specific.

    Sure, I could (and sometimes do) just open up a container of any one of the...

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    Monday
    Jan052015

    L'Oreal Age Perfect: Lasting a good long time

    I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

    l'oreal age perfect

    Back in November, I joined a campaign for L'Oreal Age Perfect products. Specifically, a trio of luxurious face products: Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream (with broad specturm SPF 15 sunscreen), Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream, and Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum.

    As I noted in my first post of the Age Perfect campaign, I set out in hopes of my face soon looking like...

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