Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
What kid doesn't love Hawaiian Punch®? I remember as a kid being so excited that I got to choose my own drink at Chuck E Cheese's because I could choose Hawaiian Punch®. (I wasn't a huge fan of carbonation as a kid).
I'm always on the look out for fun things for my kids to try, which is one reason I was so excited to learn that Hawaiian Punch® now makes a breakfast drink called Hawaiian Punch Aloha Morning. Hawaiian Punch®: Aloha Morning™ is made with 5% real juice and has 40% less sugar than other breakfast drinks.
I was never a big fan of breakfast until I had kids. I never made a big breakfast and was lucky to even get down cereal. I know it's the most important meal of the day, but it's hard for me to get going in the mornings! Once I had kids I felt responsible to keep them healthy, and breakfast was a big part of that. Although I don't always cook a big breakfast every morning, we do have breakfast every morning and I try to serve something more than cereal whenever I can.
I have been meaning to make a hot batch of German Pancakes with homemade coconut syrup lately and Hawaiian Punch®: Aloha Morning™ would go great with that meal. Lily loves juice so she would be thrilled if I got her a new drink to try, especially something fun for breakfast since she's usually stuck with milk.
You can find Hawaiian Punch®: Aloha Morning™ at your local Dollar General store.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
We went back to the Living Planet Aquarium this week as a family.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The ball/hoop was only $10 at Toys R Us so it didn't bother me that he would only get to use it during his limited amount of free time and have to leave it behind when he went onto his mission a couple weeks later.
It brought a smile to his face and that was my goal!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Crafting and sewing both take quite a bit of time. The finished product may look impressive when its done but often it costs almost as much to buy the supplies as purchasing the finished product. Especially in the case of sewing, the time it takes to create your masterpiece (masterpiece to you only because it involved so much work but simple and ordinary to everyone else) makes it difficult, if not impossible to get paid a reasonable hourly wage.
I love crafting and sewing. Especially sewing. Love it. But not as a job, as a hobby. I love to create, design, invent, come up with something all my own and taylor my project so it fits my needs perfectly. It's exciting for me. It's fun.
As soon as I agree to do it for money though it loses its appeal. It becomes a job, a task I must get through. It's stressful because I want it to be perfect for my customer. It's stressful because even when I charge what I think is a ridiculous amount, even for a custom-made item (like $350 for this comforter), to make a semi-reasonable hourly wage of a whole $10 per hour, I still feel like I am losing money because I would have made more by just working my other job with much less stress involved.
So I don't usually craft for money. No thank you. I will stick to medical transcription and sell DVDs online to bring in a little extra cash. I will keep crafting fun.
This post was sponsored by Music Magpie. Although it was a sponsored post, all opinions were still 100% mine.
Monday, July 8, 2013
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coca Cola. All opinions are 100% mine.
It's crazy hot outside!
We have been having a lot of fun this summer going swimming, to parades, fairs, parks, up the canyon, having water fights, and playing in the kiddie pool in the back yard. Even at night it's hot so we always keep a beverage handy to help cool us off.
With all our outside fun, I try hard to ensure my kids and I stay hydrated. It's really hot outside! Espcecially while nursing, I watch my liquid intake cloesly to make sure I don't get dehydrated.
My husband has been getting really into Coca Cola products lately which has made it easier to cool off when it's hot. I can't even count how many NOS® he has drank this summer, keeping him hydrated and giving him energy to go to the gym or just get through the day.
Lily obviously doesn't drink NOS® so I try to keep other options on hand like Dasani®, Powerade®, Fuze® or Vitamin Water®. Having a variety of beverages for her to choose from helps make it easier to get her to drink often.
I was thrilled when I learned that Sam’s Club has unbeatable prices on NOS®, Dasani®, Powerade®, Fuze® and Vitamin Water®. My husband saves up the points from his NOS® to get prizes, and with the prices Sam's Club offers he should have his next prize in no time!
What are some ways you help your family stay hydrated while having fun in the sun?