Joy For All Companion Pets Are For All Ages

This post was sponsored by Hasbro’s Joy For All brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Hasbro’s new Joy For All Companion pets come as a beautiful orange tabby cat and a golden retriever pup. They are so soft and cuddly buy image real animals. They move, make sounds, and feel like a real pet.

Joy For All

As I am getting older and my kids get older, life gets a bit lonely. I have always wanted to add a pet to our brood but costs and space have limited us. It makes me feel even worse for my grandmother who is survived by both her brothers and Husbands. She is all alone just needs some company. I make sure to call her everyday that I can.

Joy For All


JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones. With realistic fur and pet-like sounds – and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar pet-like actions – Companion Pets deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspire smiles, laughter and fond memories for people of all ages.

My grandmother loved cuddling with the cat and hearing it purr, it brought joy to her eyes to finally feel like she had a small companion in her life. Even my younger kids live the companion pets, says it feels like they have a actual animal to love in the house. The kitten was so much fun she actually purrs and rolls over to lick her paw. My grandmother was just in awe over it.

The Joy For All Companion Pets are perfect for elder family members or of course anyone.

This is a great gift for the grandparents during the holiday season.

Head over to their website to purchase your very own JOY FOR ALL COMPANION PET today and use JOY2016 for 10% off your purchase!

Charmin Essentials Is Soft And Strong

Disclosure:This post was sponsored by Charmin as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

As a family of 5, we go through Toilet paper like crazy. I always look for the strongest and softest toilet paper, 2 ply is a must of course. I have been using the same brand for years and loved it, but was recently introduced to a new line of Charmin Toilet paper and had my family try it for a week. They did notice the difference automatically, and asked if I had bought something different.


Charman Essentials is introducing Charmin Essentials Soft and Charmin Essentials Strong, both lines are perfect for families with kids and will hold up to any mess. Plus they keep noses soft and not dried out.

It’s great for families on a budget and has more product to offer then competitors. As proof here is the brand my family has been using for years compared to Charmin Essentials Soft.


You can tell which one is Charmin without even labeling it, as it looks softer and bigger than the other brand.

Right now Upgrade your toilet paper just by tweeting to the company: It’s a great promotion and you get a free roll of toilet paper.

Upgrade your Angel Soft for Charmin Essentials Soft or Scott 1000 to Charmin Essentials Strong just send a TP Swap out request to @Charmin using the hashtag #CharminEssentials and #Promotion, and Charmin will send you a free roll. Please see term and Conditions here.

It’s that simple and you can try it yourself.

After our week of just using Charmin Essentials Soft, we loved it. It was soft and durable, my young kids were at ease using it with no complaints of roughness. I think we will definitely be making the switch, it seems like a better buy in the long run and you get more bang for your buck.

Have you tried Charmin Essentials? You can find Charmin Essentials at all major retailers.

Nature Made® Kids First® Gummies At Target

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

This summer has been absolutely crazy. We moved 3000 miles to a new state, we have done a lot of sight seeing, and so much more. One thing I have to admit I have been bad about this summer is my kids eating healthy or taking their vitamins.

The summer just got so busy and a bit sad when having to leave friends, so a lot of things took a backseat. Now that the kids are back in school, I am implementing our schedule again. My kids are very picky in what they eat, so I always try and substitute something in, like vitamins, or smoothies etc.

My youngest has always refused to take vitamins because he hates having to swallow things whole, but now there are gummy vitamins and they are perfect for any age.

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Finding them in store was rather simple. They were brightly displayed and were easy to spot with all the kids vitamins. They were also on sale which even made them a better buy.

Nature Made

Nature Made® Kids First® Gummies feature:
Contains 12 essential nutrients for age-specific nutritional support, including vitamins A, C, D and E, B vitamins, and minerals like iodine and zinc
All natural fruit flavors Colors
derived from natural sources – No synthetic dyes
No preservatives or yeast
Gluten free

My kids reactions to Nature Made® Kids First® Gummies have been positive they love the flavors. They are easy to swallow and never complain when I say its time to take a vitamin. They are the ones actually coming to me, asking for one before school. That may just be my biggest problem. My kids love them so much they keep asking for them and want to treat them like candy. The design and child prof cap keeps them safe though, and of course having them put away safely.

Have you tried Nature Made® Kids® First® Vitamins with your family? You can find them at Target stores nationwide.

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Costco’s P&G Products are making it Easier of me to move.

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

We just moved three thousand miles, I know I have been talking about it a lot. It’s been such a big adjustment and we sold or gave away almost everything we owned to make it easier. One of my goals before we moved was to get a club membership. Since we are moving with nothing, I wanted to be able to go out and buy in bulk once we got to our new place.
We only had a Costco near us so why not. Signing up for the membership was easy and I was in shock by all the great deals and items they had.


I stocked up on Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Swiffer Sweeper refills, and Bounty Advanced Paper Towels. All the items that I could use on our old house and new.
The Swiffer refills come in handy on all the hardwood floors at our old house. a 1700 square foot house with all Hardwood floors, we almost went through the whole box just cleaning up the place. It happens I have 3 kids who track in everything.
The Bounty Advanced Paper towels are great for little spills and cleaning windows and mirrors.
The Mr. Clean Magic Erasers we go through like hot cakes, and they come in handy having kids. They clean stains and drawings off the walls. Coffee stains of the counter, makeup stains. I really haven’t found anything it can’t get clean yet.
Costco has really made this move so much better, and saved me a ton on cleaning supplies.




Don’t miss out n these great deals on P&G products at Costco and stock up for summer cleaning. Its also a good way to stock up on cleaning supplies for your local school, when school starts again.

Do you have a Costco membership? What do you think of the great deals?

Pass The Love back With Your Favorite Snacks

“This post was sponsored by Mondelez International as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review.”


We are a big sports family, we love any sport and are very active. So when a company supports a local sports team or a program for youth, we do our best to support that company and charity. Oreo, Ritz Bits, and Chips Ahoy snack packs are perfect for lunches and kids love them, so why would’t you go out and get some.

Right now you can help U.S. Soccer and Major league soccer by purchasing Oreos, Ritz Bits, and Chips Ahoy multipacks at retailers nationwide. When it comes to soccer equipment and resources, local teams often have to find ways to support themselves. The PassTheLoveBack campaign will help bridge the divide and connect teams with enhancements. This is their 3rd year participating in the program.


My kids love soccer, and my daughter has been begging to join a team but it can get really expensive. I love when companies get involved and help out where they can, it helps so many deserving families. Kids work so hard with the new educational standards today and deserve a little fun after school or on a school sports team. Every family should be able to play soccer and enjoy it without the worries, of payments, stress, and burden.

When we wanted to join our local recreation center the only scholarship program thy had to offer was finding your own business sponsorship, and that was actually really hard to find a local business that was willing to help sponsor a single child.

The PassTheLoveBack program lets everyone have a chance and helps bridge the divide and connect teams with equipment and other resources. It’s a great program, because without it families would be paying for everything out of pocket.

For more information on how to help and all about PassTheLoveBack visit their website.

Dannon Light and Fit Greek Tiramisu Yogurt Review #IHeartTiramisu

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dannon. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All views and opinions are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of Dannon.

One of my guilty pleasures is yogurt, I love being able to sit down after along hard day and enjoy a cool and refreshing flavored yogurt. There are so many amazing flavors in yogurt from cheese cake to chocolate and more.

I wanted to find a new interesting flavor and found Dannon Light and Fit Greek Tiramisu at my local Stop and Shop.

Dannon Light and Fit Tiramisu is….
Made with 12 grams of protein, 80 calories and 0% fat per container.
Dannon Light & Fit Tiramisu Flavored Greek nonfat yogurt satisfies taste buds and helps shrink away daily temptations.

It can be so hard for me to eat healthy, specially when I am upset. You can taste the satisfaction with NEW Dannon Light & Fit Tiramisu Flavored Greek nonfat yogurt.


When I first Tried Dannon Light and Fit Greek Tiramisu Yougurt, it didn’t look very appetizing at it is gray colored. It was actually very good and made my craving for junk for go away. Even my kids enjoyed it and getting them to eat healthy can be very tricky, so I have no problem giving them the new Dannon Light and Fit Greek Tiramisu.

I tend to ea more after having a rough day and it puts stress on my body since I don’t choose the right things, after one cup of Dannon Light and Fit Tiramisu Yogurt I felt full and didn’t have cravings for anything else.




Tiramisu was the winning flavor in The cannon Light and Fit contest they had recently. It’s been a favorite for around our house.

Look for Dannon Light and Fit Greek Tiramisu yogurt at your local grocery retailer. It’s a great way to indulge in a yummy snack and not have to worry about weight or eating unhealthy.

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Urbini Dream Nursery Contest

Disclosure: I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Urbini added a new line of furniture to it’s portfolio and they want to help new moms who need to convert a room into a first time nursery. Don’t need a new nursery? no problem you can enter to win $50 Walmart gift cards just for promoting the contest.


Winners will receive:
Grand prize: Full Urbini nursey plus a visit from designer Rachel Dacks.
Second prize: Urbini Crib
Third prize: Uribni Play Yard
Sweepstakes: Each day one participant will be chosen at random to win a $50 Walmart gift card.

To win you need to post a photo of the room you want to design to their Instagram page, and tag it with #UrbiniDreamNursery and #Contest. For more information or how to win the daily sweepstakes visit here.

Urbini Dream Nursery

Proactiv + Review #MC #Sponsored

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Proacitv+. I received samples of Proactiv+ to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

I have suffered from acne for the past 18 years. It has not been as bad as a adult, but I still suffer a great deal. Although there is no cure for acne, there are ways to prevent and control breakouts.

Proactiv + helps fight
breakouts and makes your skin look and feel healthier through a range of skincare ingredients.
There are three steps in the core system:

  • Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
  • Pore Targeting Treatment

  • Complexion Perfecting Hydrator

    I started using Proactiv + a month ago and I am already seeing improvements in my skin. I still get a pimple here and there, but it goes away pretty fast and my skin looks healthy and glowing.

    When I first started using Proactiv + my skin really burned and my face turned red. I had tried Proactiv a few years before and now that after a few days it will pass. It got better but my skin was still a bit irritated so I started using it only once a day instead of morning and night. I use the 3 step system every night and in the morning twice a week. My skin has been fine since.

    My favorite product is the smoothing exfoliator, it really gets all the dead skin and dirt off your face making it feel refreshed and vibrant. It really opens up your pores. I started noticing my face looking smoother and softer, most of my acne was fading away. I still get a small pimple from time to time. The system has been great to use, but is a bit time consuming.

    I’ve noticed that the past couple of days my face has been very dry and flaky, so I have been using the complexion perfecting hydrator throughout the day and it has been helping some.
    Here are my results:

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    After 1 week:

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    Kind of dark, but a lot of redness in my face

    After 4 weeks:

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    Make Up

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    Makeup free:

    I still have a few blemishes and tons of scars from previous acne, but my skin seems to be healthier and just looks better than it has in a long time.

    Have You tried Proactiv +? Let me know your thoughts on the system. Haven’t tried it yet, you can read all about it here.

  • Our New Oral Care Routine #SPONSORED #MC

    Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

    For the past few weeks we have been working on our new oral care routine by using LISTERINE products. I have been trying to teach my kids the importance of brushing and flossing. After all they don’t want end up with cavities and other problems.

    My kids have been getting into the routine every night Brush, Floss and then rinse. I love how LISTERINE has mouth wash specifically designed for kids that won’t their mouth uncomfortable, plus they love how it has their favorite characters. My daughter also loves how the LISTERINE FLOSS is minty between your teeth when you use it.



    The LISTERINE HEALTHY WHITE GENTLE rinse is a little to strong for me, as there is a burning sensation, but I know it is working to keep my mouth fresh.
    My biggest weakness is soda, I know it’s bad for your teeth, but it is one of the things I love to drink. That and coffee every now and again. So I make sure to brush and rinse as much as I can to keep my teeth white.

    My favorite product though would have to be the FLOSSER. It can be a bit hard to get the floss to reach all the way to my back teeth. The FLOSSER helps and is gentle and easy on my teeth. The perfect way to make sure you get to floss every tooth. I have seen a big improvement in my teeth, and so has my dentist.

    Has your oral care routine changed? Have you found the products that make you love to brush and care for your teeth?

    You can find LISTERINE products at retailers nationwide, visit here to find the closest near you.

    Visit their Youtube page to watch the Healthy Habit Heroes video series.

    Keep Momming #MC #Sponsored

    Disclosure: “I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

    Raising a child at any age is challenging, and when it comes to mothers and daughters, the dynamic can be even more complex. What some may dismiss as “typical tween girl behavior” can sometimes be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.

    That’s why I’m pleased to be joining Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming, a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.

    The campaign is anchored within a new digital hub,, where you’ll find tips, tools and other go-to resources for moms, including a checklist to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – and then encourages moms to talk to their daughter’s doctor. The keep momming initiative can help moms learn about ADHD and provide ideas on how to spark a conversation and stay connected with their tween.

    Check out Holly’s message about how she keeps momming, and don’t forget to visit

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