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DIY Stripe Succulent Planter #simplelife #mhy #spon

Having spent an awesome time with the grandparents in FL, it was time to get back into the routine of things back at home. One thing that stuck with Kenzie was the love of gardening and I thought that for this week's craft, she could do something that is part craft and part gift in one. I am a huge fan of succulents because of they are hardy and can endure the touch of a black thumb such as me. I also love pretty pots and planters to display such plants in and since we enjoyed a tub of Mountain High Yoghurt recently, the empty container would make the perfect vessel.

Making the Swap with Oroweat® Healthfull® Bread + $25 Visa Gift Card #Giveaway @loveyourbread #loveyourbread

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Oroweat® Bread so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Oroweat® Healthfull® Bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Oroweat® Bread.

We are a sandwich family. Hubs eats sandwiches almost every day and the kids have started to enjoy noshing on them as well. Oroweat® Bread is a staple in our household so I was happy to learn of the new Healthfull® Bread full of better-for-you ingredients and make the swap.

Dove's #BeautyStory Campaign + 50% Off Offer Ending Soon!

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Global Influence. All opinions are my own.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. - Audrey Hepburn

My mom has taught me that being a beautiful person on the inside is important because it is reflected through the outside. Guess who was reminded again while visiting this past week?

I had the chance to experience the Dove Beauty Bar at Mom 2.0 this year and it was amazing. Being pampered on the outside and seeing the inspirational video from Dove's latest campaign was truly wonderful.

Strider Pro Balance Bike Review @striderbikes

Disclosure: I received a balance bike for review from Strider. All opinions are my own.

Mason has been itching to follow Kenzie on her bike for some time now. Although he will occasionally ride his trike, he likes the idea of two wheels. Although he's tried out the hand-me-down wooden balance bikes from Kenzie, they both were never completely fond. Enter the Strider Pro Balance Bike. When his eyes first saw the silver and black two-wheeler out of the box, I couldn't assemble it fast enough before his little legs wanted to hop on.

Balance Bar Summer Shape Up with Gabby Reese + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I am a Balance Bar Insider for 2015. All opinions are my own.

Even though I don't really get the summer "off", I do have to admit that I feel a wee bit more happier in the summer. Maybe it's due to pending vacation or even just not having to bundle up as much or enjoying many frozen sweets. Now I can add in delicious Balance Bare Bars to my day!

SWASH Clothing Care System Now Available Only at Best Buy @SwashOfficial @BestBuy #SwashatBestBuy #ad

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I get excited about home products. Especially those that make my life easier, simpler and saves money. Can you spot it? The SWASH™ System is an in-home 10 minute clothing care system that is aesthetically beautiful and amazingly functional.  

Baroni Designs Jewelry + #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a necklace for review from Baroni. All opinions are my own.

I just love jewelry. It can totally enhance your outfit even if it is basic. Baroni Designs has a beautiful selection that you will be swooning over. I have been complimented on my silver cuff time and time again and now I have the Sacred Lotus necklace to style.

Fun in the Sun with Tangy Pineapple Popsicles #WhereFunBegins #Ad

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

I love summer. We've been in Florida on vacation visiting my mum for over a week and it's been full of playing at the beach and swimming in the pool. The kids are having a blast and that's the most important goal of a parent. Being in sweltering 90+ degree heat everyday and night means cool, refreshing treats are best and popsicles top our list.