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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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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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™
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So now that the Times Square ball has dropped and we're all settled into the new year, there are a few easy ideas I want to share about the things I do to make my home ready for a new year and a fresh start. These are simple ways to get your home ready for the new year that will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Happy New Year, everyone! I'll be the first to say I'm thrilled to be done with 2014. It was a sucky year. I haven't emotionally been at a place where I can write about it yet, but if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I lost my dad very suddenly back in March 2014. It has been the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Through this compensated campaign in collaboration with Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect, I've been asked to share my thoughts on the Evenflo® World Explorer Triple Fun Plus Exersaucer for babies and toddlers. All opinions shared are my own. You may have read my recent review on the Evenflo® World Explorer Triple Fun Plus Exersaucer and how it suits my busy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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Through this collaborative post with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect, I've been invited to share my thoughts on Sears and holiday traditions. All opinions and ideas shared are my own. Thinking back to the years when I looked forward to celebrating the Christmas season as a child, memories of our deeply-rooted family traditions come to mind. The family memories I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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Writing a letter to Santa each Christmas season is one of my kids' favorite traditions. And giving back to the community during this time of year, is one of mine. This year marks the seventh year of Macy’s Believe campaign, which invites believers of all ages to drop off letters to Santa at any Macy’s store by depositing them in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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I am being compensated by Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect to share my honest review of the new Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer. All opinions expressed are my own. I was so excited when the new Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer made its way to our home for us to try out! After 4 kids, I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice. All opinions are 100% mine. So, maybe you've heard: Old Spice, the manliest men’s grooming brand on the planet, is back to inform guys that the “Smellcome to Manhood” is on! A new ad campaign called ‘Dadsong’ premieres just in time for the holidays to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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Are your kids looking for a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience? SEALIFE Aquarium in Kansas City is the answer! Check out their wonderful summer adventure camps for your child. Hurry, spaces are limited and will fill up FAST! Get more info from the SEALIFE Kansas City summer camp info page. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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So, last week during one of my usual Target runs, I noticed one of the printouts that came along with my coupons and receipts. Excited to see what all was in store for me since - yes, I am a proud REDcard holder - I eagerly visited www.target.com/redcardthanks the minute I got home. What I found when I visited the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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Your kids will have a blast connecting with Northpole and having conversations with the elves. This speical FREE event, hosted by Hallmark, is taking place in five cities across the US and our own Kansas City is one of them! The event will provide kids an opportunity to talk directly to Northpole with a larger-than-life control center – Northpole Communication... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com