Rodan + Fields Giveaway ~ Win the REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream {$60 Value} #Spa4Ma

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I am so excited to tell you about our Rodan + Fields giveaway today! If you’ve been around long, you know that I love Rodan + Fields products and I’m in the middle of an in depth review series of the REVERSE Regimen for sun damage repair and anti-aging. In the past I’ve shared a review of the REDEFINE line and my favorite lip products with you. With the help of my friend Debbie, a R+F independent consultant, I’m giving away the award winning REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream valued at $60. Read on to find out more about Rodan + Fields products, enter to win, and check out the HUGE Spa for Ma giveaway event.

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Trying the Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen ~ Skin Care Review

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I am the WORST when it comes to taking care of my skin. Years of sun bathing and a serious lack of face washing and skin care have taken a toll. I started using Rodan + Fields last year with the REDEFINE regimen, and fell in love with the anti-aging products. When I had the opportunity to try the REVERSE Regimen- geared toward repairing sun damage and anti-aging – I jumped at the chance. I’ve been using it for two weeks and will share how I feel about it so far with you today, a giveaway soon, as well as an update in one month. I have so much sun damage and really hope to see big results in the coming months as I bring you updates on this skin care review.

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Simple & Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Cookies {Make Them with Your Kids!}

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With fall around the corner my thoughts turn to all things pumpkin. These healthy pumpkin spice cranberry cookies are perfect for snacks and quick breakfasts on the go. As part of our home preschool I have the Bear help me in the kitchen, and he is so proud whenever we make these cookies. Best of all, they are super easy to make and only contain healthy ingredients.

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Super Easy & Delicious DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Fall is so close I can almost taste it. Oh wait, that’s the delicious DIY pumpkin spice latte I whipped up this morning. I love a coffee shop treat as much as the next girl, but a daily splurge would wreck havoc on our budget. Instead of spending $5 a day on my favorite fall treat I’m making my own this year. There are quite a few of these recipes floating around Pinterest, and I’ve tried several but not found one I just loved until now. The main difference is that I don’t add any type of sweetener, because I don’t like super sweet coffee. I normally drink my coffee with just a touch of flavored creamer, so most pumpkin spice latte recipes are far too sweet for me. Mine keeps it simple and you can sweeten it up to your taste. Best of all, in under ten minutes you can make enough for a work week’s full of frugal  treats.

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Game Day Parfaits with Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, and Jell-O for Your Tailgating Party #TeamJellO

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We are so ready for the start of football season around here. As a die hard Arkansas Razorback fan transplanted in Texas, I try to make sure my team spirit shines through on game day. When it comes to snacks for a tailgating party or watch party, I love to keep it simple so I get to enjoy the game with everyone else. Today I’ll show you how to create game day parfaits and a parfait station for your guests with fresh fruit, yogurt, and Jell-O Jigglers team spirit molds.

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Ten Ways a Tablet Can Help You Organize and Simplify {with T-Mobile FREE Data for Life} #TabletTrio

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We are always looking for ways to organize and simplify life around here, and I love a good deal. When I heard that T-Mobile was offering free data for life on the connected Trio AXS 7.85″ 4G Tablet I knew I had to check it out. T-Mobile 4G has excellent service in our area, so the kids and I headed to Walmart to get the scoop. I’m sharing the details with as well as 10 ways a tablet can help you organize and simplify.

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Family Travel: First Stop on Our Southern Road Trip ~ Little Rock, Arkansas

Read Around the World ~ Reading Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock #ReadAroundtheWorldMKB

 

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As a part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs Read Around the World Summer Series, I’m sharing one of our recent favorite stories with you. Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock is a traditional trickster story featuring Anansi, the beloved trickster character from Ghana in West Africa, as well as the Caribbean. I studied trickster stories from around the world in a literature class in college, and have loved them ever since. Trickster stories teach a moral lesson through the mishaps and trickery of a rogue character who isn’t afraid to break the rules. Here are some free printable activities to go with Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock. If you are looking to introduce your children to stories from other cultures, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock is a great place to start. The illustrations are delightful and the story captures the imagination of kids from ages 2 and up. You can find this book and other Anansi stories on Amazon or at your local library.

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Make a DIY Water Table for Less than $15

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One of our sweet toddler friends received a water table at his birthday party this past spring, and every kid from 10 months to 6 years old was instantly obsessed. The Bear talked about it endlessly after we left, so we looked into buying one. The plastic ones we found online ran anywhere from $30-50, and sturdier wooden ones were much more expensive. Jed knew he could build one, so we headed out to pick out materials. Below you’ll find a tutorial for our simple and sturdy DIY water table, perfect for water play and sensory play. You can make it at home for less than $15, and is sturdy enough to put up with the abuse preschoolers can dish out. We still plan to paint it with outdoor paint, but haven’t gotten around to it yet because the kids use it almost every day.

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Getting Ready for Preschool and Winning Lunch Battles #DelMonteBTS

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Summer has been so good to us, but I have to admit I’m ready for school to start. I love getting in to the fall routine, even though we sorely miss having my teacher husband at home with us once school starts. This fall the Bear (age 3) and I will be starting home preschool, and we are both crazy excited. I’ll be sharing more as we get the details figured out, but for now I’ll tell you a little about our game plan. Today I’m also sharing one of my strategies for winning lunch time battles as well as a coupon and offer for a free 5×7 photo print perfect for those back to school prints.

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