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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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Check out some of these family friendly holiday lights events and displays in Kansas City that will help get you ready to celebrate the season! Vince & Associates Holiday Lights Display 10103 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (103rd and Metcalf on the East side) Every year at Vince & Associates, creates a unique holiday light extravaganza. Boasting over 175,000... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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No doubt that your kids (and you) will soon be researching where you can visit good 'ol Santa this holiday season here in Kansas City. Well, search no further, as we've compiled the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing of where you and your kids can find Santa hanging out in the metro. So grab your cup of hot cocoa, put... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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The holidays are fast approaching, and family productions are getting underway. This year's Kansas City area family friendly holiday shows include concerts, plays, ballets and even a puppet show! Oliver the Musical December 4 - 21, 2014 Off Center Theatre, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 Professional theater company whose concert-style productions bring alive the American Musical like never before.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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With more than 10,000 votes cast, a program that serves abused and neglected children -- Jackson County CASA -- has been chosen to receive the proceeds from a holiday contest designed by SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza. The funds will be raised November 26 to January 1 through the sale of SPIN!’s “Pizza on Earth” holiday t-shirts and gift cards. Beginning November... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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This is part of a compensated campaign with Wells Fargo and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always, all thoughts and opinons shared are my own. As a parent of 4 kids, I can wholeheartedly say that teaching money management skills to today's young people is indeed a priority. Growing up, we certainly weren't rich but my parents both worked and always... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a compensated campaign with PEEP and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always, all thoughts and opinons shared are my own. One of the coolest things about prescshoolers is the fact that they begin to gain so much independence when it comes to learning just about anything. They want to experiment and try new things everyday. I know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. In September 2009, I became a mom to Jacob. He's my 3rd born, so I naturally felt I had this whole motherhood thing down. And then, in December, Jacob contracted RSV - Respiratory Syncytial Virus - and I felt like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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{This post is part of a compensated collaboration with SocialMoms and Disneys Planes Sire and Rescue. As always, thoughts shared are my own. No one is the boss of me! } There's no doubt about it - I truly love each and every one of my boys. My younger two, Jacob and Andrew (ages 5 and 18 months, respectively) have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at mommypalooza™
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This came across my inbox from one of my newsletter subscriptions and I just loved it! Wish I hadn't waited to Halloween day to open up that email, but with this being a no-brainer last minute Halloween costume for lazy people like me, I could almost get it done in about 5 minutes! Happy Halloween! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at mommypalooza™