Sunday, October 16, 2016

Join us for a #SuccesswithStorkOTC Twitter Party!

Are you in the process of conceiving a baby? Or maybe you have been trying for a long time without success? We want to hear your stories! Join us for the #SuccesswithStorkOTC Twitter Party on October 27th where you will learn about The Stork OTC that has been helping couples conceive naturally without being in a doctor's office.

This month we will be sharing about male infertility and the success stories from couples who have used The Stork OTC!

WHAT: #SuccesswithStorkOTC Twitter Party

WHEN: October 27th at 8PM EST (7PM CT, 6PM MT, 5PM PT)

WHO: Panelists
@kbwhiskey , @coupondipity, @dealiciousmom, @uprun4life@mail4rosey@Superfrugalstep@MacKid_EWichita@callansmama@LatchedOnMom@thirdstopright@TheMommiesRevie

HOW TO JOIN;  Follow the #SuccesswithStorkOTC hashtag. No RSVP needed!

PRIZES: $50 VISA gift cards every 15 minutes & a Grand Prize of a Stork OTC Twin Pack, 3 First Response Ovulation Test Kits (3 Months Supply) and a $50 VISA gift card!

Friday, October 14, 2016

The 2017 Toyota Sienna SE

If I told you I have always loved minivans, I would be lying. When I was a teenager, my parents drove a minivan and although it was brand new, it wasn't that "cool" car you wanted to drive yourself. Eventually my parents traded their van in for a pickup truck and that was much better in my opinion back then.

But now that I'm a mom myself, I have to admit that I am a true lover of the minivan of today. If you've never been in a brand new minivan recently, you are truly missing out. The minivans of today are amazing and have come such a long way.

Recently we were able to test out the 2017 Toyota Sienna SE and we all completely fell in love. I mean, who couldn't love a minivan with a sunroof and a widescreen tv? The 2017 Toyota Sienna SE has it all and more. I actually joke around that if you take the seats out, you could live in the 2017 Toyota Sienna SE! That's just how much capabilities it has and how much it impressed us.

Have I peaked your interest to see my entire tour? I have to say, pictures just couldn't do this van justice. I had to make a video to show it to you in action!

So what are my overall thoughts on the 2017 Toyota Sienna SE? It is an amazing minivan and we were sad to see it go. It's one of the best cars we've tested and it certainly makes it into our top 5 favorites as well.

If you're searching for an amazing vehicle for your family, I highly implore you to check out the 2017 Toyota Sienna SE.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Meet Roo, My Emotional Support Animal #MetonPetfinder #ad @Petfinder

“I acknowledge that Petfinder is partnering with me to participate in its #MetOnPetfinder 20th anniversary celebration program. As a part of the celebration, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services for the purpose of promoting Petfinder. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.”

The last time I shared about one of my adopted animals, it was about Doodles –my Pekin duck. This time, I wanted to share about my sweet little hybrid dog, Roo. Roo is half Toy Fox Terrier and half Chihuahua. His breed is called a Taco Terrier and he is my other pride and joy! Roo has a wardrobe almost as big as mine and is very spoiled. But what really makes Roo so very special is that he is my Emotional Support Animal (ESA).

Before we adopted Roo, I was in pretty good health. We got him almost three years ago as a present for Mary. But in 2015, I had a very bad horseback riding accident; in addition to broken bones, I suffered a concussion.

When I came home from the hospital after the accident, Roo jumped into action. Without any type of training, he started helping me and staying with me constantly. When I left the house, he came along, too. And now he has even learned commands for staying with me and checking on me. Roo gave me a lot of comfort when I was sick and he still does, since I am still struggling with my health. Today, just over a year since my accident, he has learned more commands to help me, to stay with me if I have an attack, and to alert someone if I need help. Because of those reasons, he is becoming registered as my ESA.

Roo is a very special dog to me, especially since I know how much he loves me. There isn't a minute that goes by when I don't have him with me. When I take a shower, he stands with his paws on the edge of the tub to wait for me. And when I go to sleep, he sleeps at my back. He sits on my desk in the house when I am working. And he sits in my lap if I have to drive somewhere. He's my constant companion and my best animal friend. I couldn't ask for a better dog and it just goes to show how special adopted dogs are.

For the past 20 years, Petfinder has worked to ensure that more adoptable pets find their forever homes. Since 1996, Petfinder has helped facilitate more than 25 million pet adoptions through its shelter and rescue member organizations. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Petfinder will donate $250,000 to a total of 25 shelters and rescues since their video has had more than 1.25M views! Check it out here:

As part of the celebration, Petfinder families, advocates, partners and fans are encouraged to share their adoption stories on social media by using the hashtag #MetOnPetfinder.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Send a Message of Hope to a Child #SimplySaid @CARE

The school year has finally started in our house and Mary is now in 3rd grade. She's been working really hard everyday and I couldn't be more proud of her. Mary knows that school is something she has to do everyday but for a lot of girls, school is just a dream.

Did you know that in developing countries, many girls don't get to finish their education because of many different factors like poverty, hunger and early marriage?

A lot of times, school is taken for granted or even dreaded because of the work needed to be done. But many girls across the world would give anything to finish their education to have a better life when they get older.

CARE, a global humanitarian organization that fights poverty by empowering girls and women, asked students in developing countries what inspires and challenges them. One of the stories that really touched me was Bridget.

Bridget's biggest dream is to become a doctor for her community. In her town, the nearest doctor is 6 miles away. To most of us we would say that is super close but if you're walking, that is a big difference. Especially if you're walking while you are sick. Her community has a poor transportation system so driving is expensive and is difficult. Bridget hopes to become a doctor to build a clinic in her community. What an admirable dream from such a young girl!

Kids around the world all have similarities and differences. Mary has a dream to be a nurse one day so that is like Bridget. They both want to be in the medical field and help people. But they also have a lot of differences too. Mary is very blessed to be home-schooled so she doesn't have to worry about her education. She also doesn't have to worry about somewhere being too far to get to since we have two cars. Bridget's family probably doesn't have a car and that makes getting places more difficult.

As most children, Mary doesn't know just how blessed she really is. But after reading some of the stories on CARE, I know most if not all of those girls would love to switch places with her.

With the school year started and the kids are back to school, I encourage you to write a letter of hope to a student in a developing country. Sometimes just an encouraging word can mean the world to a child. And as you sign your letter, take a look at CARE. You'll never realize just how blessed you are until you see how little others have.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The 2016 Lincoln MKC

I love to review cars and since I had never tried a Lincoln, I thought my birthday would be a good time to do so. Our family received the 2016 Lincoln MKC to review for two weeks and it was a great family car! It was a lot different from the other cars I had reviewed before since this was the first one with push button gear shifts. It took a bit to get used to but after you did, it was just like driving any other car.

The body of the Lincoln MKC was very sleek and the ride was smooth. There were a lot of different features I loved and they included the light up marquee at night, the trunk space, the navigation and of course the sunroof.

Another amazing feature was that at night, the entire interior lights up with blue lights. Everything from the cupholders to the glove compartment box! At night the Lincoln MKC really shines its best in my opinion.

Make sure to watch my video below for my full walk through and review of the 2016 Lincoln MKC!

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