Five Standout Brands From BlogHer14

Here are a few of my favorite stand outs from the BlogHer expo floor, with a special emphasis on Samsung who partnered with MomSelect in sponsoring this post.

1. Samsung: I love that they made the commitment to BlogHer to bring a major expo floor exhibit that related to the home in a way that respected how women are busy and. Their #MasterTheHome (check out the twitter stream for photos) showed off their Chef Collection time savings appliances which would make any home owner drool. As you can tell from my video, I was coveting the baking items they showed off hard core. But I also loved the washing machine and dryer combination.

Samsung Master your Home

WF9100 / DV9100 ONYX

It’s the worlds largest washer, which means you can wash 4 laundry baskets in a single load. Plus their Steam Wash cycle has been engineered to improve the cleaning quality of laundry. Unlike other washers which release steam from above, Samsung releases steam from the bottom of the laundry tub, saturating every item in the load which means a deeper clean with less pretreatment and using cold water!

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Tuesday Tidbits : Valentine’s Day Edition

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine’s Day a few days early! This week is going a LOT more smoothly than last, thanks to the chicklets actually having school. Until Friday when they are out for a four day weekend. I am running out of amusement ideas. Have some to share with me? Comment and let me know. In exchange here are some tasty tidbits of info that landed in my in box!
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Taking Control With The Stork

This is a sponsored post through The Motherhood. I am very happy to be spreading the words about The Stork. Opinions and words are my own and do not reflect the views of The Stork or The Motherhood.

Oh hello, it’s been awhile friends. Life has been racing by this August. After I got home from BlogHer, I set off again for a trip with my husband to DC and then onto Cancun to celebrate his fortieth birthday. It was lovely.

However, since then it feels as if we have been living under our own personal rainstorm. I swear that if I glance up quickly I can just catch site of the little storm cloud hovering above my head. Real physical things have been going wrong: broken toilet, broken car, broken body but I think it’s my spirit that is really broken lately. My sister got some bad fertility news while we were in Mexico and I can’t stop thinking about her.
Broken Heart

Seeing her sad face on my layover in Dallas brought all those memories of my own infertility back. The disappointment in the one line each month. The hopelessness of not knowing when things would happen. The helplessness of having no control. And we were relatively lucky in our journey. We hit it out of the park on our first try at IUI, conceiving the terror twins. I can’t imagine going through more time and expense than we did.

That’s why I was thrilled that I was asked to join a group that was given access to The Stork’s founder.
What is The Stork?
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A Special Delivery From THE DELIVERY MAN

The Delivery Man Vince Vaughn
This guy has something for you!
Click through to see what it is!
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Snackalicious Saturday : Sweet Heath(ier) Snacks

Five Healthy Sweet Snacks

Looking for something to help you conquer your sweet tooth?
These five snacks are a healthier alternative to cookie and ice cream cravings.
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New Trailer For The Lone Ranger

Can not wait to see this!
The Lone Ranger
Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

THE LONE RANGER rides into theaters on July 3rd!

Click through for the trailer!
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What Your Wife REALLY Wants for Mother’s Day

This one is for the boys.
Though I imagine it’s more the ladies reading it. And ladies, if you didn’t start singing the Spice Girls song as you read this then I don’t know if we can be friends any longer.

What Your Wife Really Wants For Mother's Day
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Wordless Wednesday : Happy Mother’s Day From Monsters University

Happy Mother's Day From Monsters University
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Setup Summer : Get the Car Summer Ready!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. Part of this content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and FRAM. I was free to write what I wanted and all opinions are my own.

Today is three weeks until summer for us! As you can probably guess, I am basing summer on the date my kids start their break from the regular school year. Even though they have summer school (free in our school district for all kids), the end of the school year means summer is officially here.

To us, summer equals road trips. We go to see family in Texas and Oklahoma; we spend the weekends driving to Missouri sites; we drive all around our city during the day. With my kids’ allergies, it’s important to me that our car be healthy of an environment as possible. I can’t control what affects them all the time, but I can control what affects them in the car (especially on those ten hour trips!)
FRAM Fresh Breeze Air Cabin Filters
Read on for my experience with changing the filter!
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Want, Wear, Read, Need

wANT wEAR rEAD nEED 52

Want: New Sheets
Wear: Old Navy Summer Wardrobe
Read: all of Tana French‘s books
Need: yummy snacks
(This new blogging series is inspired by this SimpleKids post. This post contains affiliate links.)
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