Saturday, July 22, 2017

@LoveBugPro - Tummy Troubles Are A Thing Of The Past

Have you ever taken PROBIOTICS before?

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We are familiar with probiotics in our home.  Why?  
Probiotics offer and provide your body with overall better "GUT HEALTH".  
Let's just say, some of us need that extra boost in healthy bacteria in our body.  
When you take probiotics, you offer your body back the GOOD bacteria, which things you have eaten or drank during the day have gotten rid of, providing a more balanced system & overall better health.
We received a few products from LoveBug Probiotics to try out.  
I've been taking the "Here's the Skinny".  

I typically feel pretty good general, so I wasn't sure that taking a probiotic would make much difference to my tummy.  One thing I know for sure, it hasn't made things worse.  In fact, I feel pretty great and though I may not typically know what's going on inside my stomach at all times, it's nice to know that people who have researched this for me...can offer me a product to keep things well balanced.

Our youngest daughter has a history of tummy issues (she has since she was a little girl), as well as some recurring UTI issues.  She takes cranberry on a daily basis to combat that, so this blend is perfect for her.  So she is trying the "Yeast Is Beast" product.

She's been taking these and it seems to be working great so far.  
Plus, it kills two birds with one stone, because we don't have to offer her probiotics and cranberry and her multivitamin.  Instead, she's good to go with this one & her multivitamin alone.  
ONE LESS PILL to swallow makes for a happier child as well.

We also received the "Colds Suck" and I will be using this to boost my immune system when a cold or flu bug hits our home. 

I love products that go hand in hand, because they function together and it's less to buy, less to remember to take and less I have to worry about when I'm trying to feel better.

LOVEBUGS Probiotics offers a free first month trial!  
Just enter FREETRIAL at checkout!  
You only pay shipping!
CLICK HERE to learn more about LoveBug Probiotics and how to improve the overall gut health for your family too.  
They also have a "TINY TUMMIES" product for your little ones as well!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's Time To @UngripYourPhone #ungrip

How many times have you accidentally dropped your phone?

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How many times have you tried to take the perfect "selfie" only to find that you couldn't quite keep your phone steady in your hand?   
I've dropped and broken a few phones...sadly!  It's the worst!
It's a costly accident and some days I wish I could find an easy, simple solution to provide my phone added security, without all the added BULK of a accident proof case.
We received a new product that not only will make us less "accident prone", but also help the phone be more user friendly too.
It's time to UNGRIP your phone with UnGrip!  
This easy to install product (seriously takes only a few seconds to install) adds a simple, secure loop to the back of your phone, to give you security when you are watching a video, taking a picture, checking e-mails or texting your friend.
This mommy is paranoid with phones in this house.   
iPhones are not cheap to fix or replace when they are broken!
Typically the phones in our house are in bulky security cases, because the last thing we want is a broke phone (hey, phones aren't cheap) and a crying child (or mommy) because their phone is broke.  
Our youngest has a iPhone that his brother gifted him (when he got his REAL phone) and he was totally game to have the UnGrip installed.  
Because the case he had on his phone is rubber, we had to take it off to install the UnGrip!
He loves it & his mommy does too!  

The UnGrip comes in a variety of colors and can be used on phones of most shapes and sizes, and even to some cases as well (for added protection if you'd like).

CLICK HERE to learn more about the UnGrip and maybe this could be a stocking stuffer for your kids this Christmas?  
You'll have more secured phones and your kids will be taking selfies with ease!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

LIVING LIFE with HARLEY #puppylife

Tomorrow will mark a week to when we brought our newest addition to the family home.  
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Honestly, as the mommy to this new little bundle of pure energy, I've not sat down much in a week. 
But, you know that saying, "sleep when your baby sleeps"...yeah, that! (see picture above)
Having a new puppy around the house means constantly being on the lookout for her getting into something she shouldn't.  
It's about her learning the rules and learning to adjust to our home environment & even her new BIG BROTHER.
It's about her learning when to sleep, when &where to play, when to eat, how to go up & down stairs, what she's allowed to play with, what she's not allowed to play with, sounds she likes, sounds she doesn't like, learning to wear a collar, and exploring everything (and trust me, she has).
Last night was the first night, since we brought HARLEY home, that she didn't get up in the middle of the night to potty...and I claim that as a success!!  
I feel rested and so does she!  
She woke up and self entertained (was chewing on her tail when I found her) until we let her out to potty this morning.
She really is smart, rambunctious and down right adorable!  
WE LOVE HER so much already!

MORE UPDATES coming soon...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Are You Ready? Back to School SHOE SHOPPING With #shoeuswhatyougot

Back to school shopping in our home normally makes our wallets cry a little (or a lot)!  

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We have six kids to get outfitted with backpacks, first day of school clothes (yes, they are spoiled), all the school supplies and especially MUST HAVE "back to school" shoes!  
That means that this mama needs to find the best places to shop, spread the shopping out over the summer (so it doesn't hit the bank account all at once) and make the actual shopping experience as easy as possible for us all.

Did you know that there is a website that makes shoe shopping for your kids "back to school" needs SUPER EASY?
They have NEW Styles added monthly!
Not only do they have a huge selection of brand name, designer shoes for boys & girls...but they make the entire "shopping online for kids shoes" process super easy!  
In fact, they have the "KIDSIZING App" and soon, a new "PERFECT FIT IN A SNAP" app too.  
It really doesn't get much easier than that.  Instead of having to drag your children into the store, try on a million pairs of shoes and deal with the consequences (whining, buying more than you were planning to, etc), you can order online from the comfort of your couch, while your child happily plays at home!  HIGH FIVE!!
We received a few pairs of shoes to check out!  
Our daughter got the Sid Leo YOUTH shoes!  They are stinkin adorable!  With the leopard print, gold zipper accents and sassy look...our daughter is in LOVE (she'll be the envy of her school friends)!  
We also got 2 pairs of Kick Insight shoes for our two youngest guys in the house.  
These shoes made my daughters jealous (they loved them too, believe it or not).  Black shoes, with double laces and a trendy SKATER look...both boys will be feeling "COOL" as they walk on campus at the start of this upcoming school year.
These are some of's newest styles...and if you can't tell from the pictures, my two little ones love their new shoes.  My "bonus" son, who also received a pair of shoes to match his brother, will be excited to try on his new shoes too when he gets back to our house.
Order now from their website and receive a "Back to school" Bundle with every purchase (while supplies last)! offers a great selection for any family's needs (BIG OR SMALL).  
Do you have two daughters and want them to have matching shoes?  THEY CAN DO THAT!  
Do you have a mix of boys & girls in your home and want to shop conveniently in one place for trendy shose for all?  THEY CAN HELP YOU DO THAT!  

CLICK HERE to see the entire selection of shoes at!  
When you're kids get their AWESOME new shoes, make sure to tag them with #shoeuswhatyougot & #shopkidsshoes !

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Monday, July 10, 2017

It's A Girl!! Our Family Grew Again Today! WE ADOPTED...

A beautiful purebred German Shepherd Puppy!
I was not paid to post this feature!  This puppy was purchased on our own accord!  There was no monetary compensation by us posting about this new addition to our blended family!
We are in love with our newest addition!  
Our other dog Bear (who's starting to get up there in age) is adjusting great to her being around and we are delighted for him to have a sister.
She's getting lots of love and attention, and she will have plenty of exercise with six kids to walk  her & play with her all the time!
I just had to share out excitement, since our "blended" family grew again today!  
We are all delighted to watch her grow into a wonderful, protective family dog!
So far, we've really pooped her out!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

CREATIVITY OVERLOAD This Summer - With @PerlerBrand & Imagination

Summer months can tend to be hot, long and sometimes boring for the kids.  
The kiddos start missing their school schedule, their friends and the hussle & bussle that the school year brings.  I always commend teachers, for keeping our kids brains functioning at full capacity day after day, during the school year.  
That is not an easy job, by any means!

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So as a mom, I do the best I can during the summer to keep that BRAIN WHEEL spinning.  I always hope that my kids are able to retain what they learned the following year and be ready for the year ahead.  Not only do they have things they are responsible for on a daily basis during the summer months, but I love finding activities and places to visit, that will also continue to grow their brain.

That means (FEEL THE PRESSURE MOMS?), this mommy needs to find activities that will keep them busy and a fun, non brain-draining way.  

Thankfully, we met a product, that I was able to purchase at HOBBY an 18,000 piece kit (ha ha, I mean, we have six kids and you read that right...18,000 pieces)...that should keep them pretty busy and keep creativity flowing all summer long.

Perler Beads are tiny little beads that you place on a peg board (which I also purchased at Hobby Lobby) and then fuse (melt) together with an iron (under the special ironing paper).

The Perler website has tons of ideas of creative things you can make, but we are starting with the basics and going from there.  
It was amazing to me that three of the four kids that were home yesterday sat for at least an hour putting these little perler beads on the board.  It takes coordination.  It takes creativity (picking colors and patterns), it takes patience (the beads tip over and you have to start over), and it takes a little help from mom (with the hot iron).  
ULTIMATELY, it's satisfying to see the finished result!  
I mean, look at their faces!
We even created a mini "BEAR DOG" with these perler beads!
Doesn't he look thrilled?  
Are you looking for things to do with your kids this summer?  
If you haven't tried perler beads, I would suggest you check them out.
Keep in mind, they are little beads, so this would definitely need to be a supervised activity for smaller kids (who might put the beads in their mouths).
This is definitely an older (school aged) kid activity!

CLICK HERE to check out all the fun ideas perler beads can create!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about our experience with the Perler Beads.  I purchased the beads on my own accord.