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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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There's nothing that screams summer quite like ice cream. But, what about ice cream AND smores? Genius, right?! I know! This fun ice cream smores snack recipe idea is going to become the hit of your summer. Seriously! Your kids, neighbors, family, friends, dogs, etc. will be BEGGING for more! So, I'll leave it up to you if you decide... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mommypalooza™
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The Kansas City Mudcats baseball organization would like to invite all surrounding communities to Black Bob Park in Olathe, Kansas on Saturday, August 27th at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the life of Caleb Schwab. Caleb loved to play sports and enjoyed spending time outside. To recognize his passion, fields 3, 4, and 5 will have activities such as kickball, smash... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kcmetromoms.com
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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the most endearing qualities about my kids is that they're so enthusiastic about trying almost anything. I love that they are active and play different sports all year. I've tried really hard to make it known that I not only support their dreams, but... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mommypalooza™
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Junior Achievement of Middle America is undergoing a brand new look and relocation. They will now be known as Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City. Junior Achievement is proud to announce a new look for the non-profit providing vital youth development programming in Kansas City. As of August 17, 2016, Junior Achievement of Middle America is now doing business as... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kcmetromoms.com
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When it comes to remodeling and room additions, there are several options available. As long as there is space, you can usually add a room anywhere on the home. It's best to get a general idea as to what the room is going to be used for before you begin the remodeling project so that you don't waste your time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I'm always on the hunt for ways to find great online deals, save money, and earn rewards or gift cards. With a busy family of 7, expenses for everyday and even those "extra" household items, can add up. Recently, I was introduced to Dealspotr, and I love it so much, I want to share how to "spot deals", a.k.a, find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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As a parent, you try and do everything for your kids to make sure they grow up healthy and strong. I know that's the case for my husband and me when it comes to our 5 children. But, when one of them is diagnosed with a medical condition that is totally new to you, it can be a bit scary... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Feeding my growing family is one of the biggest challenges (and stresses!) I feel on a daily basis. Not only do I have picky eaters, but I've got eaters of all ages and stages of life living under this one roof. Now that my daughter is over a year old (sigh), she is starting to be more opinionated when it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Oh. Em. Gee! I'm BEYOND thrilled to share with you that Disney has just announced there WILL BE a sequel to one of my ALL time favorite movies - Wreck-It-Ralph! Yes, peeps, there will soon be a Wreck-it-Ralph 2 movie out in theaters! And by "soon", I mean March 9, 2018. WRECKING THE INTERNET — Wreck-It Ralph is heading back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review. Summers were made for pool fun. It's my absolute most favorite time of the year and I am so excited to finally be able to head to the pool with my family for some fun, quality family time. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Get ready for an adventure this Thanksgiving! Disney's Moana will set sail in theaters later year, on Thanksgiving Day, and I'm so excited about it already! Check out the Moana movie trailer below and get the scoop on this fun family-friendly adventure. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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It's the most wonderful time of the year -- SUMMERTIME! With summer, of course, comes lots of outdoor and water fun playtime. Summer is my favorite season of the year, and I think if you asked my kids, they'd say the same. But along with sitting poolside, comes important water safety practices that our family is sure to be aware... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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If you've got a kid who loves movies AND monster trucks as much as mine does, you are going to want to share this trailer for the Monster Trucks movie with them. Monster Trucks brings together comedy and adventure that my kids (and yours!) are going to LOVE. Monster Trucks movie synopsis tells the story of a high school senior,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Women of Kansas City, Overland Park, Johnson County, and just about anywhere in metro, are you looking for a fun, FREE way to connect with your friends and make new ones? Be sure and mark your calendar for the upcoming Ladies Night Out Event at Deer Creek Golf Club on Friday, June 10th from 6-9 pm! Join us for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at kcmetromoms.com
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My kids love donuts just about anytime of day, but we usually opt to have them on relaxed weekend mornings. Everyone of us has our favorite flavor and variety. I'm excited to be a donut hero and head to our local Kansas City Dunkin' Donuts for a FREE donut on National Donut Day on Friday June 3rd! Dunkin' Donuts is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at kcmetromoms.com
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My kids love donuts just about anytime of day, but we usually opt to have them on relaxed weekend mornings. Everyone of us has our favorite flavor and variety. I'm excited to be a donut hero and head to our local Kansas City Dunkin' Donuts for a FREE donut on National Donut Day on Friday June 3rd! Dunkin' Donuts is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I'm thrilled to bring you these potty training tips and Pampers Easy Ups coupons and party info in collaboration with Pampers. All thoughts and opinions are my own! Hip, hip, hooray! It's potty training season in our house! Potty training is always an exciting, yet stressful time, for toddlers and parents. No matter how many times you've been through it... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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If grilling and hosting outdoor cookouts are part of your summer traditions, then you're going to love these great summer cookout and grilling recipe ideas. Backyard barbecues, weekend getaways to the lake, and everyday grilling are just a few of the ways you can make use of these recipes for summer grilling and cookouts. Summer Cookout and Grilling Recipes Roundup... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Whether it’s in commercials, in the magazines or online, we’re sure you’ve seen an image of a woman with cucumber on her eyes. This well-known beauty tip has been seen for years, but are there actually any benefits of placing cucumber on eyes? The simple answer is yes, but the use of cucumber for skincare goes much further than that.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review. Summertime is my most favorite time of year. I not only enjoy the relaxed, more lazy days of summer, but I love the barbecues, family gatherings, outdoor fun, and of course, the swimming! This year, I'm so excited that... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I have fond memories of when I was a kid and my mom would whip up a fresh batch of the best ever banana pudding. Her special recipe for this family favorite dessert is something I've been trying to perfect for some time now. You're going to love how easy this recipe for banana pudding is. Your kids will even... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine. The start of the spring season is such a welcomed time in our house. Living in the midwest, we totally live for warmer temps, more sun, and beautiful greenery that comes long with the spring season. The change in season also means that... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. There are 7 of us in my family and with that many people, illness is bound to strike at some point during every season. As you can imagine, sometimes fitting in a doctor visit is more challenging than the illness itself! So,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I'm thrilled to bring you this delicious Latino-inspired recipe for Chips Ahoy Sweet Banana and Strawberry Quesadillas, thanks to Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. In my Hispanic culture, food is and always has been a definite way that we celebrate our traditions. One of those traditions is, of course, Dia del Niño, which is coming... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Are you on Snapchat? I have been using it for several months and it has quickly become my favorite new social media platform! And, I'm so excited because one of my fellow bloggers and "snapsters" (what I refer to my Snapchat peeps as), just released her Snapchat for Influencers E-Book. This is a concise, well thought out "Snapchat for Dummies"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at mommypalooza™