Hormel Lloyd’s BBQ Beef without the wait #HormelFamily

Disclosure: : I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving product, coupons, giveaways and promotions. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

We lived in the south for 4 years and came to love the taste of slow cooked BBQ beef, no one can make it the way they can in the south. Unfortunately for me I don’t even have the patience to try. It’s a lot of time, even though the slow cooker does most of the work.


Luckily for me their is Lloyd’s BBQ Beef available and ready anytime. All you have to do is heat it up in the microwave. It has cme one of my easy go to meals for dinner or lunch and my kids love it.


Lloyd’s BBQ comes in both Chicken and Beef and retail for $3.99 at retailers Nationwide.

So I am Not The Perfect Mother, So What!

I have always been the kind of person that puts everyone else needs before me. I did it when I was younger and now that I am a mother even more so. If my children, my husband, my house need something I will always put that ahead of myself.

Now that I am almost 30, it’s catching up with me, and I need a lot of dental work done and fall ill very easy. I am not the perfect mother, I have let myself go, and am reminded about it daily through strangers comments or just pain.

See, I have always had acne and at times can look like a 18 yr old girl, instead of 29. So I am use to the snarky comments and bullying. I am asked daily if my children are actually mine.

It’s hurtful, but honestly it’s really no ones business.

I am not the perfect mother on the outside but, so what? Who cares? All that should matter is that I take care of mu children and they are happy and healthy. I don’t spoil them and can’t afford over the top things, but they have all the basic necessities in life.

Now that all my health issues are catching up with me, I am trying to make myself better on the outside to stay healthy for my kids. Neve realized even with insurance how much it would cost, or a hassle it would be become.

So I am not perfect and I probably never will be, but I am myself and thats all that matters! :)

Wordless Wednesday: My Tuba Performer LINKY


She had her final Summer Band camp performance, unfortunately since she plays the tuba, they put he in the very back and I did not get to see her perform at all. Still proud!


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No pian and no needles, sounds like a dream come true and this is definitely a procedure that I want to make my smile perfect, but I still need work before I can even consider it.

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KidzVuz Is Getting Everyone Ready For Back To School #KidzVuzBTS

At the end of Blogger Bash KidzVuz held a back to school event, where you could bring your family. So I left a bit early to o meet my family at Penn Station for the event.

The kids were so excited for this event, they loved the last KidzVuz event they attended.

The kids first walked in and were immediately overwhelmed and wanted to run to everything. My daughters first ran to StarStable, which is a great new online game for girls. They were offering girls a hairstyle while they played the game.


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There were so many great companies on hand including Microsoft, Hasbro, Speck, Lands End. They even had WWE Wrestlers on hand to give autographs and pictures.

My kids were jumping around so we missed so much, but there favorite part was the money machine From School Specialty.




My son couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do a video review


We were met on our way out with a family photo which I was so thankful for as we rarely ever take one.


My kids got to model their brand new backpacks from Lands End



My kids are so excited about getting to make more video reviews for KidzVuz and one they are dying to put online is this video. The Guardians Of The Galaxy mask is Hilarious

Blogger Bash Recap #bbnyc #Sweetsuite14

I attended Blogger Bash this past weekend. It was the first conference I attended where I felt I actually walked away with brand connections.

Blogger Bash was tons of parties wrapped into one day.

Day 1 was Sweet Suite 14


When you first walked in you were met by KidzBop. They are so cute, unfortunately I didn’t get any pics as it got really crowded.

You could walk around and visit brands like Leapfrog, Playtime, Crayola, Skylanders and so much more.
One of my favorites was Playtime Toys, they actually had dress up clothes for adults. So I got to play princess for 5 minutes.


I just now realized I blew up my Instagram feed with pics but barely took any with my own camera. So please feel free to check out all the pics on Instagram.

Day 2: Blogger Bash

Day 2 started really early with Lego Batman Breakfast, which was great.

Next was speed dating and this was my favorite as we got to sit down with brands and discuss what we want out of a partnership and how they work with bloggers etc. I did miss a lot of companies though as they had tons of people waiting to talk and not enough time.

Peanuts was there with Snoopy celebrating 50 years!!


After that was lunch for me. Now keep in mind there were other events going on but just not enough time to go to each.

Lunch was with Johnny Rockets. I was expecting Burgers since thats what they are famous for, but they had sandwiches and salads. Which is just as great.


Plus we got to make our own milkshakes!!!

Next up was the amazing Baby Palooza, where we got to hear Anne Geddes talk. Can I just say I have never heard so many words of wisdom, she truly is down to earth and a great speaker.



Then there was the NickMom’s party which was just a great time to relax and have a drink. Oh and they had a really hot shirtless Fireman.


The conference ended with KidzVuz but that will come in a another post.

Thanks so much to everyone who put on Blogger Bash and hopefully I can attend next year.

Wordless Wednesday: Little Blogger In Training LINKY


He is going to be such a good blogger helper. He was at the KidzVuz event reviewing a WWE microphone.


Entertaining with Hormel Foods #HormelFamily

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving product, coupons, giveaways and promotions. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

We love to entertain friends specially during the summer. Not really big parties, but just one or two close friends over. I always have a Hormel Party tray among other foods to keep guests appitized.



My kids usually eat most of it before it even gets put out. They love the cheese, salami and crackers.

With the Hormel Party Tray there are so many options for your appetite. You can choose cheese and crackers, or salami, pepperoni and crackers, kalamata olives and so much more.

Have you tried a Hormel Party Tray? What did you think?

Big Fish Games Introduces Cascade #Games #SP

Big Fish Games is launching their newest game cascade.

Cascade is a level-based Match-3 game that combines a unique mash-up of skill and luck with a slots mechanic.  Each hand-crafted puzzle is quick and fun so you can play anywhere, anytime, and for as long as you want.  Cascade also comes with social features that allow players to invite their Facebook friends to enjoy the fun, send each other gifts, and compete for the high score in the Daily Challenge.  With new puzzles and challenges being added every month, it’s a never-ending cascade of fun

Cascade may look familiar to a popular candy crushing game on Facebook, but I guarantee you it is way different. Cascade lets you match 3 in any way, it really makes you think about different combinations. It was a big challenge for my kids at first. They were only doing straight across combinations, but they are finally getting the hang of it.



They are already starting to want to play it all the time. For me it seemed very easy, but also challenging at the same time. I couldn’t believe how many combinations I was missing in the game.

You can download Cascade today and start playing.

My Little Pony Fans Get Ready For A Pony Mare-athon

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It’s the best tie for any My Little Pony Fan. The Hub will be featuring a My Little pony marathon. Every single episode of My Little Pony from all 4 seasons will be shown. Thats 91 episodes back to back!


The Mare-athon starts Monday August 4, at 9am, and finishes August 8th, then starting at 4pm 3 never before seen on the HUB My Little Pony specials will be shown.

  • My Little Pony Twinkle Wish Adventure
  • My Little Pony The Princess Promenade
  • My Little Pony The Runaway Rainbow

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic has been renewed for a 5th season, airing in 2015.

Who is excited?