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Traveling with Lug Kids + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the following for review from Lug Life. All opinions are my own.

My kids like to carry stuff with them everywhere they go. Kenzie once wanted to take her Frozen trunk to school! Although they both play with the same toys at times, they each have their favorites so I let them pick a few out to take on our trip to Maui. We packed them into their awesome Lug Kids Hokey Pokey backpacks along with a few of their favorite snacks and off we went!

Exploring in Pediped + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a pair of Pediped shoes for review. All opinions are my own.

Mason is so busy exploring and running everywhere with his little feet. Pediped has always been a favorite of mine from when Mason's feet were itty bitty to his current huge size 7 (Kenzie is an 8.5!). They are perfect for children learning to walk and promote healthy foot development as they becoming full on runners. Since it's summertime, Mason is wearing the Grip 'n' Go Gehrig which is a sporty sneaker.

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts {Recipe}

I never knew how tasty brussel sprouts could be until I went to a restaurant and tried some roasted. Since then, my husband and I both love making our own version at home. It has proven to be a great a side dish to almost any meal from chicken to fish or even pasta. Its quick, simple, tasty and healthy; what more could we ask for!  

Island Travels in Zutano + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the following for review from Zutano. All opinions are my own.

I heart Zutano's fun and whimsical designs. It was most awesome to dress the kids up in the latest Sunfish collection in Maui. The mix and match ability of Zutano's prints to create so many fashion combinations is fantastic even for those who do not have a stylish knack. You child is destined to look like a star in Zutano.

Don't Pop My Bubbles | New Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum Demos Nationwide #JuicyFruitFunSide #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JuicyFruitFunSide #CollectiveBias

Gum chewing. That's what I do. It burns calories so technically it's exercise right?

Kenzie has actually started chewing gum because her friends at preschool introduced her to the mouth smacking goodness. She has been non-stop ever since. I was excited to share with her my fondness of the classic Juicy Fruit® brand with their new products :: Juicy Fruit® Fruity Chews and Bubble Gum.  

Take the PEPCID® COMPLETE® Challenge #PEPCIDTastemakers #sponsored

Disclosure: I received a sample of PEPCID® for review. I have received information, product, and materials from McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., the makers of PEPCID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for Mom It Forward.

Heartburn. I never knew about it until I met Hubs and watched him pop pills on an almost daily basis. He is one of the 25 million+ adults who experience heartburn daily which can be triggered by food, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, stress and weight. While alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the past, I think caffeine and food selections are his current culprits. 

Back to School Rules #Sweepstakes with Umi, |Tea Collection | Mabel’s Labels

Some of my favorite brands are hosting a fabulous sweepstakes with some amazing prizes. Good luck!

Lucy & Leo | Organic Goodness + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the following for review from Lucy & Leo. All opinions are my own.

I love finding new organic clothing lines that are made in the USA, especially when they give back to the planet. Lucy & Leo creates simple yet beautiful organic clothing for children as well as accessories and skincare. For each item purchased, Lucy & Leo donates one tree to be planted by Trees for the Future. This not only helps the environment but also benefits people in need.