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Monday, February 3, 2020

Explaining Foster Care Adoption thru Storybooks: Elliot by Julie Pearson #adoptionpicturebooks


Some of you may know that our family has begun navigating our way through the adoption process. We've decided to adopt through the foster care system, which is as exciting as it is daunting. With as many questions as we cross off the list, it still manages to grow longer rather than shorter. One critical question we're focusing on this week is:

How do we help our children feel secure in their foster care adoption story? 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Bosch 500 Series dishwasher with advanced PrecisionWash technology and AutoAir @BestBuy, @BoschHomeUS, #ad


A little fresh air equals a lot more dry with the new Bosch 500 Series dishwasher available at Best Buy just in time for the holiday season! The latest dishwasher from Bosch 
delivers an incredible, sparkling clean and dry technology with advanced PrecisionWash technology and AutoAir.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Home Study Information #AdoptionTips

The Home Study
The term “home study” encompasses all of the paperwork, interviews, and verification needed for adoption agencies to freely communicate back-and-forth regarding potential matches. Your home study is the first thing requested when you inquiry about potential adoption matches.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Educational Apps for Kids: Tiny Hands Super Bundle #languageskills #speechapps


Looking for ways to practice beginner language skills? The Tiny Hands Super Bundle offers ten different learning apps to support learning of colors, shapes, first words, matching, categorization and logical thinking. Each app is super colorful and engaging for little ones and the games are a fun way for adult and child to interact together. Learning through play can be so powerful and Kids Academy kept this philosophy in mind when they developed their Tiny Hands apps. Their mission is to help identify and nurture the talents of children at the earliest stage, boost their academic abilities and give them a head start in the world. Check out my thoughts on each app in the bundle below!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Ditch the Soda and Try Kombucha: A Healthy Holiday Drink Alternative #holidayhosting



Guest Post By: Amy Hernandez

During the holidays everyone loves to celebrate and dig into all the yummy food on the table. But if this year you are trying to cut back on sweets and fats then the holiday season can be quite a challenge. But it shouldn't be! An easy trick to getting something sweet in your system without overdoing it with those holiday cookies is by, putting healthy sugars and supplements in your body like those found in kombucha.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hallmark Channel Original Premiere of "Holiday Date" on Saturday, Dec. 14th at 8pm/7c! #CountdowntoChristmas


If you follow us regularly, you know that one of our family's favorite weekend traditions during the month of December is to gather around with homemade cinnamon hot cocoa and watch holiday movies, new and old. Once everyone is snuggled in with their hot cocoa, blankets and pillows, the TV goes on, the tree is plugged in and the lights go out to create a super cozy feel. Living in Florida, it may be warm outside, but inside, it feels like Christmas! 


Saturday, November 30, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Flama Pack Hot Sauce Set #GourmetGifts #SieteFoods


If you have hot sauce lovers on your list this season, we've found the perfect gourmet gift suggestion to spice up their holiday! Siete Foods' Flama Pack Hot Sauce Gift Set is the perfect mix of classic taqueria sauces found on tables throughout the United States and Mexico. This set includes Traditional, Chipotle, Habanero, and JalapeƱo flavors and all sauces are Whole30, Grain-free, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Soy-free. We love that they've created these hot sauces with nutrition in mind, using ingredients like avocado oil, flax seed, apple cider vinegar, chia, and orange peel in their recipes. Consider pairing it with Siete Food's assortment of Grain Free Tortilla Chip varieties to create the ultimate gourmet DIY gift basket! Learn more below...

Sunday, November 24, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: GiftTree 5th Avenue Extravagance Gift Basket #Giveaway



We love sending gift baskets during the holidays. It's a fantastic way to send an upscale, gourmet gift without any stress. It can be tough to decide where to order from, so we're sharing our experience with GiftTree, one of our top recommendations this season. We love a good wine basket and GiftTree's 5th Avenue Extravagance gift basket far exceeded our expectations. The basket is bursting with holiday goodies that will be raved about and remembered. The personalized ribbon, gift note, and trendy basket give this gift a high-end look. With three excellent bottles of wine, decadent chocolates and savory gourmet pairings, it's truly one of the best baskets we've found. Check out the details below and grab the discount code for your own order. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $100 GiftTree gift card, too!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Thermoworks SIlicone Spoonula #heatresistant #cookware


Cookware is a popular gift during the holidays and, if you follow us often, you know we love ThermoWorks utensils. This year, we've discovered the ThermoWorks Silicone Spoonulas and they may be our favorite product yet! Rated to 600°F and at 12.5 inches long, they are the ideal weight and length for mixing, folding, serving, spreading, scraping, stirring and flipping. Gift a few together or pair them with ThermoWorks spatulas to create the perfect cooking set.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Give Gift Essentials this Season with ToiletTree Products #Giveaway


When checking off our holiday shopping lists, we try to find a mix of fun and functional gifts. We want to gift a few home essentials and self-care products to our friends and family this year and TolietTreeProducts.com offers a fantastic selection. While we suggest browsing their full catalog of goodies, we recommend two of our favorite functional gifts this season: the Bamboo Stainless Steel Over-the-Door Towel Hooks and the Nose Hair Trimmer with LED Light with Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Casing. Learn more below and be sure to enter our giveaway for your chance to win these products for yourself!