Confidence With A Smile

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Invisalign sponsored this conversation about confidence with a smile! I was looking through family pictures the other day, and realized that I only smiled in the posed pictures. In the candids or shots that I was in the background of, I looked pensive or deep in thought. Photo after photo showed me with tight lips and […]

Trick Or Treat Safely With Life360

Life360 for Trick or Treating

I’m excited to partner with Life360 for a series of posts on keeping your family connected! Whenever October rolls around, there are two things that will happen with 100% certainty. First, my family’s schedule is going to be completely packed, and there will be days that we feel like our heads are going to explode. […]

Want To Know How People REALLY Make Money From Their Blogs?

Blog Money Confidential Workshop

When I made the decision to start this blog over 4 years ago, I had no idea that there’d come a time when I’d be able to rely on it as a consistent source of income for my family. It was profitable about 6 months in when I made my first $35 on a campaign. […]

Better Tailgating Snacks

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My family and friends here in California love to get together. I’m an introvert, so it took awhile for me to get into the swing of things. Folks were so patient with me, though, and understanding as I took a little bit of time to warm up. Now, believe it or not, I’ve joined them […]

I Didn’t Get The iPhone 6 (But I Did Get A Cool Case From Zazzle!)

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Thanks to Zazzle for partnering on this review. This post contains affiliate links. It’s a discussion that couples around the world have been having for the last few weeks. There’ve been debates, possibly even some separations, but there was no escaping “the talk”. Terrence and I had “the talk”, and after contemplating for weeks, we decided […]

September is National Preparedness Month

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A few weeks ago, Ayva and I experienced our first California earthquake. While we were fortunate to not have any damages related to the quake, but it made me start to think of disaster preparedness, and what we would need in the event of a natural disaster. My friend, Elizabeth from the organization Activation ReACT put […]

Zazzle’s Dazzling Cases

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Thanks to Zazzle for partnering on this review. This post contains affiliate links. Last year, when Apple released the iPhone 5s, my husband set his alarm early and headed to the Apple store at the break of dawn to pick his up. I calmly rolled over when the alarm went off and went back to sleep. […]

International Can-It-Forward Day #CanItForward

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Have you always wondered what it would take to preserve your food? Intrigued by fruits in mason jars, and homemade tomato sauce? Well, then you’ll want to keep up with what’s going on with International Can-It-Forward Day today! There are lots of different educational events all over the country, or you can follow along from […]

Old Traditions Made New With #CanItForward Day

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Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my grandmother’s kitchen. There was a big table with plenty of chairs for all the folks who would drop in to visit her all the time. In that kitchen, at that table, she mixed cakes while chatting with friends, started her mornings with devotion and Bible readings with […]

How To Advocate For Your Children To Succeed

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How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed by Janeane Davis BOOK BLAST Janeane Davis, Superwoman, mother of 4, wife of 24 years, and friend wrote the book “How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed” in order to help parents use their skills and talents to help their children reach their own definitions of […]