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candy
Kansas City metro area
Web-savvy, techie wife in Kansas City who enjoys family, travel, shopping, and social media optimization.
Interests: blogging, web design, swimming, traveling, scrapbooking + photo preservation, Sandra Bullock movies, theme parks, shoe shopping, non-fiction books, magazines, reality TV, Ms. Pac-Man.
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I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. So, yeah, there I am just a few days ago at 38 weeks pregnant. I'm SO excited to meet my baby girl, but still have so much yet to do! I am totally fine if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney. However, all opinions expressed are my own. You may have seen me post on Instagram recently about the new release of Disney's Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. In this latest creation, you and your family will LOVE the story line that's featured. As a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Ooooh, I definitely can't wait for this one! Yes, I have all boys (although my baby girl is due in less than 3 weeks-YIKES!), but I do love me some Minnie Mouse! I'm so excited to announce that Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon is releasing on DVD May 19th! Get spruced up for Pluto’s All-Star Pet Show with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKoshB’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It's Spring! Yippee! And nothing says "hello, Spring" more than a few fun fashion finds! I love shopping for my kids and especially when I can get a great deal on quality, fashionable pieces to add... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This post is in collaboration with Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts and ideas shared are my own. You might cringe when I tell you this. I love my laundry room. Truly, I do. I'm so appreciative of how easy I have it compared to my grandmothers who would spend countless hours a week washing clothes by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This game time appetizer recipe idea for Farmland® Bacon and Cheddar Quesadillas, is a collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connects. All ideas shared are my own. There are few foods in my household that all 6 of us can agree on loving -- and bacon is certainly one of them! Whether you're looking for a great appetizer to bring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Honey Bunches of Oats. However, all opinions expressed are my own. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, if you're like me, you don't always know how to get the most from it when you're so busy and running around with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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The stresses of everyday life as a mom of 4 (soon to be 5) seems never ending, but with my favorite seasons (spring and summer) just around the corner, I'm looking to stress less! I recently had the change to try the RESCUE Pastilles from the line of RESCUE Remedy natural stress-relief products. They are pretty much like lozenges and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I'm so excited about summer movie season just right around the corner, and that includes Disney / Pixar's Inside Out, which comes out June 19, 2015! Disney Pixar has done it again with their imaginative story lines and colorfully conceived characters. I truly cannot wait! I think I might even be more excited than my kiddos. Seriously. Check out the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by domain .ME; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Being 8 months pregnant with baby #5 on the way, I've never been more aware of needing a "ME Day", than I am right at this moMEnt. Moms are busy peeps, my friends. Each morning I wake up and hit the ground running, my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with The National Mango Board and The Motherhood in an effort to share tips and recipes on cooking with mangos. All opinions expressed are my own. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me post several pics of a fun #MakeItMango event that I recently attended with my 5 year-old, Jacob. We were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I received a Junior Explorers sample kit for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. All opinions are my own. With my 3rd born son getting ready to start Kindergarten this fall, I am desperately clinging onto the time I have left with him at home and make the best of it. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is a compensated collaboration with Johnson's® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Before I became a mom, I never really put too much thought into how much meaning the everyday mundane tasks of parenting would become the very traditions and memories that my kids would grow to cherish. But, looking back on my own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by VTech and The Motherhood. All opinions expressed about the VTech Safe & Sound Monitor are my own. With baby #5 on the way, it's fair to say there's going to be A LOT going on in our house very soon! One of the things I've thought about is finally getting a video... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LUBRIDERM® and Latina Bloggers Connect, however all opinions are my own. Keeping my family's skin hydrated year-round is very important to me. Living in a climate that truly has 4 seasons, I'm always looking for ways to maintain and promote healthy looking skin every day. Lubriderm® is a brand that is always... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Valentine's Day is just a few days away and I, for one, am getting giddy about the whole thing! It's always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the colors, crafts, and great gifts that come with Valentine's Day. I'm excited to share the great finds from the Valentine's Day Magazine on The Good Stuff by Coupons.com with you.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Payoff, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #payoffmindset #whatsyourpayoff http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I always use the new year as a good time to reevaluate my family's finances and budget. I know that it can sometimes be a daunting feeling to be "tied" to your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! My kiddos are super excited about the Minions movie coming out this summer (July 10, to be exact). They seriously won't stop playing the most recent movie trailer showcasing the Minions in all their movie making glory. I must say that since I am a HUGE Sandy Bullock fan (yeah, she lets me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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MONSTER JAM® ROARS INTO KANSAS CITY FOR ACTION PACKED FAMILY-FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT, FEB. 6 – 8 Tickets for Monster Jam at Sprint Center are on sale now, starting at $10 Monster Jam®, the family entertainment show featuring the largest recreational trucks in the world at a massive 12-foot-tall, 5 tons, is making its way back to Kansas City, Feb. 6 –... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at kcmetromoms.com
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This is part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with PediaCare® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own. There's nothing I strive to do more than keep my kids safe and healthy. As their mommy, it's my duty and my privilege. Being prone to some pretty severe winter weather here in the midwest, staying germ... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Being a mom is no easy task, and most moms struggle to stay afloat. Between managing schedules, cleaning the house, and making sure everyone has their lunches ready for work and school, it can be quite overwhelming, but it’s nothing that cannot be accomplished with some good old fashioned teamwork. The problem is, people don’t always want to help out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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> This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and thoughts are my own. I love appetizers. Sometimes I even love them more than a good meal. These recipe for Farmland® Bacon and Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect go-to game-day appetizer that everyone will love. There are a few reasons why... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #makemangosalsa http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Salsa is practically a food group in my home. With 4 crazy boys and one fun hubs, it's always a party here! And we all know there's no better party food than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Are you hosting a fun #DisneySide party with a Cars, Princess, Multi-Generational or other theme? If so, you are likely on the hunt looking for the very best in dollar store party favors, games, crafts, or other ideas to make your Disney-themed party fun and enjoyable for your guests. I hope you enjoy this awesome listing of all the wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I've seen so many instances on Facebook recently where people will comment "following" on a post or status update, just to make sure they get notified of when others comment. Did you know there is actually a way to follow a Facebook post without having to comment? I have to be honest, there is nothing that bugs me more than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at mommypalooza™