Category: Sponsored

Save on the Everyday with Groupon

Save on the Everyday with Groupon

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are mine. Nowadays it is almost silly to pay full price on items, food, or experiences. Deal sites are popping up all over the place, but the first one I used, and the one I still use most often, is the Groupon Coupons site. Why I Groupon I have purchased Groupon deals for quite a few different experiences. My husband and I took a horse-back riding lesson due to a Groupon. I have bought movie passes on multiple occasions – two for one deals are awesome. I also purchased […]

Posted April 17, 2016 by Julie in Deals and Steals, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Timeless Skin Care. All opinions are my own. After having my baby, I looked and felt like I aged 10 years! Pregnancy, childbirth, lack of sleep and time for personal care can really wreak havoc on our appearance, and my skin took a hit. What’s a busy new mom to do? I never used to be a product girl and remembering to moisturize was something I really struggled with. But in my 30s, and now as a mother, things have really changed. Why does having a baby change your skin so much? […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by Julie in Health, Sponsored, / 13 Comments
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Springtime Messy Moments are Fun

Springtime Messy Moments are Fun

This #SCJMessyMoments campaign was sponsored by SC Johnson through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. I remember a time when keeping a home clean was not a big deal. A house without kids and with minimal pets just doesn’t get too dirty. It was just me and my parents (and one cat) growing up, so I was raised doing plenty of chores and learned how to keep a house looking good. Fast forward to the present, and I have a handful of cohabitants in my house who like to cause trouble. From oldest to youngest: the husband (my first trouble […]

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My Mother’s Promise to my baby boy

My Mother’s Promise to my baby boy

This #MothersPromise campaign was sponsored by Pampers through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. The day my son was born, I transformed into someone new. Picture a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly because becoming a Mom is a transformation of epic proportions. It is a moment when you finally see the world from a perspective outside yourself, and the world takes on new meaning. I’ve heard it said that watching your child is like watching your heart walk around outside your body, and I completely understand that sentiment now. Holding my little baby in my arms for the first time, […]

Posted March 16, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 14 Comments
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Healthy Snacking for Toddlers

Healthy Snacking for Toddlers

I was hired by The Women Bloggers to participate in this #GerberLilBeanies campaign led by Kendal King Group on behalf of Nestle. All opinions are mine. Raise your hand if you have a very busy toddler who refuses to sit or stand still. Keep ’em up if getting said toddler to sit still long enough to eat a healthy meal is a daily struggle. Me, too! What can we do to ensure we provide healthy snacking options for our toddlers? Sometimes I feel like this little boy of mine wants to live off honey-flavored crackers and cereal. Getting him to […]

Posted March 9, 2016 by Julie in Food, Parenting, Sponsored, / 12 Comments
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Fun First Birthday Party Ideas for your Son or Daughter

Fun First Birthday Party Ideas for your Son or Daughter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HotRef for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My child turned one last fall and we had a fun time planning his first birthday party, decorating, and getting all the party favors. I tried to keep things simple and went with a jungle theme (kind of like we have in his room). I thought it came together wonderfully and that is definitely staying on my short list of birthday party ideas that are easy and fun. First Birthday Party Ideas for Boys Jungle Theme I loved that we did […]

Posted February 28, 2016 by Julie in Family, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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Seasonal Wedding Trends

Seasonal Wedding Trends

After 2015’s season of trendsetters with intricate laces, minimalist, and multi-day weddings, along with rustic and natural appeals, you cannot help but look forward to this season’s trends. At least, we know we can’t! Well, get excited because the 2016 wedding season is shaping up to be even better than the last and that means it’s got to be good. From trends like outdoor wedding venues to the most glamorous of wedding venues, and everything in between, get ready to be wowed with what brides and grooms will offer their guests in 2016. 2016 Wedding Trends to Watch Out For […]

Posted February 27, 2016 by Julie in Bridal, Guest Posts, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Employee Recognition is a Powerful Motivator

Employee Recognition is a Powerful Motivator

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Havas Public Relations with Sverve. All opinions are my own. In this busy hustle-and-bustle world, employee engagement is vital. A great team is made up of co-workers who enjoy their projects and are enthusiastic in their efforts, and this is directly related to how much pride they take in their work. This is why employee recognition is so important. It isn’t enough to just have a paycheck and do your job – we want to feel like our work matters and that we are appreciated by our teammates and […]

Posted January 18, 2016 by Julie in Sponsored, Work, / 10 Comments
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Earning Income as a Part-Time Blogger

Earning Income as a Part-Time Blogger

I mentioned in my lessons learned during the past year of blogging post that I’ve been working on monetizing this blog and that I wanted to share my experience with my readers. So here I am sharing the different ways I monetize, and I will share my commentary on how successful (or not) I’ve been. I consider myself a hobby blogger, but people seem to hate that term nowadays so let’s go with “part-time” blogger instead. Since I have a full-time career job, this blog (and the book blog) are just my side projects. They started out as a hobby […]

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5 Smart Ways to Let Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Slumber

5 Smart Ways to Let Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Slumber

Just like adults, kids also encounter sleep trouble. There are times when your kids have a hard time catching their sleep and you don’t know what to do. It feels like you have done everything to make your child sleep, but to no avail, they still find it difficult to fall asleep on time. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make your kids sleep at the right time. You have to ensure that your kids always have a good night’s slumber so that they will have enough energy the next day. Sleep is essential for their health and growth, […]

Posted December 19, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 3 Comments
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