Friday, June 24, 2016

How Did We Survive Before Free 2-day Shipping?

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About once a week, I spend a few hours scanning through Amazon looking for products that intrigue me and I think might intrigue you as well. Today, I'm fixated on how we really kind find ANYTHING we need and have it shipped to us in just two days with Amazon Prime Free Shipping.

What in particular has caught my attention today? This Kidcraft Backyard Sandbox...

We have an in-ground sandbox at our house and my boys spend hours there contentedly playing together. What I love about this particular version is
  1. It would conveniently fit in a smaller backyard, yet be big enough for more than one kid to play
  2. It comes with a mesh cover to protect the sand from critters while the kids aren't playing
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Inflatable Swimming Pools for the Backyard

Summer is here and I have it in my mind that this is the year we get the kids an inflatable swimming pool for the backyard. Yes, the cousins have a real in-ground pool less than a mile away, but I want the kids to be able to put on their swimwear in the morning and run around splashing whenever they want.  Amazon has so many options, I don't know which one I will choose!

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Which inflatable pool would you get?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Container Gardening E-Guide

Interested in gardening, but don't have a lot of space? This 17-page eguide offered by Craftsy is packed full of information spacing, how to pair proper plants together, gardening basics, and more. 

Start the summer off with the right tools and you'll reap the rewards come fall!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Super League Gaming Discount

This post is sponsored by Us Family Guide.
My family will receive tickets in exchange for sharing.

Do your kids love playing Minecraft with their friends? How much more cool would it be if they could play on a full-size move theater screen! Now your family can play Minecraft in select movie theatres with Super League Gaming. 

Super League brings together gamers of all ages for a fun, social, face-to-face gameplay experience on the big screen with superhero themed maps and mods in a custom Minecraft adventure called, Rise of Heroes.


Bring your laptop with Minecraft 1.9.2 installed and play first-person on your computer. Then, wirelessly connect to Super League's server which puts you and everyone else in the movie theater's gameplay up on the big screen. Parents and siblings can attend for free to watch and cheer their gamer on.

Your gamers will play, collaborate and socialize on teams with 4-7 members their own age as they build, battle and use their creativity and imagination. Super League even provides all the tech help and support making this a great family-friendly event.

It's all about teamwork and collaboration. Each player gets a free gaming t-shirt encouraging team building and camaraderie. There's even an opportunity for the winning team to evenly split a college scholarship. 

Leagues start April 30. 
Visit for a schedule of times and locations.

Use promo code "USFAMILY10" today for an exclusive $10 discount!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Preparing For Summer Mosquitoes (And A Fun Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Orkin and solely for the purpose of sharing information.

Are you prepared for the summer? It seems like it is coming so fast this year! Playing out in the backyard yesterday with my kids I was looking around at all the places I know bugs and mosquitoes will love to hover when the warmer weather gets here. I had already started thinking about what I could do to the yard ready for them to carelessly play, and then this information from Orkin landed itself in my email...

I can remember a time as a child when Orkin would come to the house trying to get rid of a cockroach problem we had, but as an adult I'd never thought of how they might be able to help me and my own little family. But they have actually put together some great resources on dealing with mosquitoes and other summer time pests that taught me a thing or two. I especially liked the information in this short video...

Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?
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Once you're confident your yard is ready for the kids to play, they are going to need something fun to do! Orkin has given us a great prize package to give away to one lucky reader...

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Soccer Camp For Kids

It's time to start thinking about summer activities for the kids. We participated in this camp last year and LOVED it, especially for our little kids. Creative, imaginative games to teach important soccer skills and a huge emphasis on positive reinforcement. And the best part was how close to home the camp was.  Read more about our week at soccer camp.

Enroll in British Soccer Camps Today! Camps are available all across the country, most surely in a community near you. 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Countdown to Valentines Day

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How about a Valentine's Day celebration that lasts for two weeks?

The Dating Divas have made that a reality!
I am in love with their new Valentine's Countdown! 

Valentines Day Activity

For two wonderful weeks, there is either a cute love note, a random act of kindness idea, or a pre-planned date night for each day! All taken care of and ready to impress your special someone.

Valentines Day Activities

The toughest part about putting something like this into motion is knowing when to do it, and how to make it all a success. This countdown takes care of that! And, of course, you can bet there is a big finale planned for the 14th, with lots of romantic and spicy suggestions!

Valentines Day Activity

My favorite part is that they encourage couples to think outward, too. Showing kindness to others in your sphere of influence is so huge in a marriage! It always helps us take our mind off our own selves and problems, and reminds us that our problems are a lot smaller than they seem. We love creating all of those memories, too! 

Here is just a lil' sneak-peek into a totally "heart"-warming Random Act Of Kindness to do on Day 4!
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This gorgeous countdown has everything I need to help me accomplish my marriage resolutions for 2015 - I am so excited to make it all happen! Who do you know that would love this?

Valentines Day Activities

Hurry and snatch yours up, get it prepped, and countdown with your spouse along with me to the big day this year!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fitness Magazine Deals

It is this time of year that we all start re-evaluating our eating and fitness habits and start making goals to make this the year we really do it.  If you're like me, the resolution doesn't always stick, but I have discovered that having a regular reminder really helps to keep me motivated. Check out these great deals on fitness magazine subscriptions that might help to keep you working out longer than the New Year's honeymoon!

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