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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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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine. There's something magical that happens when you're doing the chore of a newborn's laundry. At least, for me there is. I vividly remember being in that "nesting" phase each and every time each one of my five kiddos was set to debut.... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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It's sometimes hard to believe that I am starting this mothering journey yet again with my new baby girl. From the time I first became a mom, - nearly 12 years ago - up until now, the time seems to have gone by in a huge blur. One thing I am doing differently with my sweet girl, is truly embracing... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be serving as a 2015 Denny's Ambassador and helping bring you the scoop on America's Diner! One of the exciting parts about this ambassadorship is sharing more about how Denny's has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to bring family fun to the table. As part of this partnership, Denny's will be featuring your... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Hasbro. However, all opinions expressed are my own. My boys have been talking incessantly about how excited they are to see the new MARVEL Avengers Age of Ultron movie since about last year! So excited, in fact, that my 11 year old asked if he could take a group... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is sponsored post in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I have fond, vivid memories of playing with dolls as a young girl. I remember my 3-story dollhouse, filled with furniture, clothing, and accessories, that helped me make the most of my imaginative playtime. I also remember that... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Have you heard about the new movie, Hot Pursuit, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara? I am SO stoked to check this movie out with a few of my girlfriends when it opens on May 8, 2015! The movie is about an uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I'm honored to be working with The Motherhood in spreading awareness about the #WeSparkChange campaign and helping fight hunger. All thoughts shared are my own. You hear it everyday, I'm sure. Hunger is a daily struggle for some people and the that struggle is VERY real, yo! Think there's nothing you can do about it? WRONG! From now till May... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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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™