5 Spooky Destinations

Tis the season for haunting. Courtesy of CheapOAir, here are five places to head for chills and scares.
These fares are samples based on certain gateways and may have changed! But this should give you a jumping off point. If you are looking to take one of these trips, book by October 24th.

Haunted Travel

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Cars.Com Gives Good #NewCarFace

It’s the little things they say, but sometimes it’s the big things. Like a new car. Thanks to Cars.com for sponsoring this post!

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Recently I started the application to become an Uber driver. They are headed to my city and it seemed like a good way to add some extra income to our travel budget. When I told my husband he informed me that no one was going to want to pay to ride around in my mom mobile. My response was that I wanted to use his car.

His face looked like I wanted to sell off our first born. Which might have not been so off the mark. He loves his Mazda. Oh that 3 and the car shopping journey we went through But it was worth all the research on Cars.com and the FOUR WEEK wait for it to come in from the dealer just to see to get to that new car face he has been wearing every time we ride in it.

If you want to have your own blissful car shopping journey use Cars.com to take the drama out it. but now they’re taking it out of new cars by paying off someone’s car loan up to $25,000.

Just imagine how being this happy to have won!
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31 Days of Travel

Did you ever read The Secret? Me, not so much. But the general sense that I get is that you create your own destiny by wanting something enough. Without getting too new agey, I do think there is something to putting your energy into the things you desire. And what I always want more of? Travel, travel, travel. So for the next thirty one days I will be writing about travel as part of the Write 31 Days challenge.

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Click through for a list of my posts and some pictures from my past travel…
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Alexander and the TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Movie Clips

Everyone is going nuts about Gone Girl, but there’s another book to movie adaption that I am hyped about. This is one every parent can relate to…

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters everywhere on October 10th!
Alexander and the TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
Clip through for clips from the movie!
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Banish The Bugs!

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The 3 most effective pest repellents you can grow and use at home

They creep, crawl, scuttle and skedaddle their way into kiwi gardens across NZ causing untold damage and destruction to lovingly maintained gardens. Bugs – be they aphids, slugs, snails or mealy bugs – are the bane of many NZ gardeners.

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Snackalicious Saturday : Harvest Snaps

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you’re anything like me, snack time is the worst time. My creativity is shot by the end of the day and I end up throwing random packages at my kids or trying to convince them that plain bread and a banana is totally a normal end of the day snack.

Luckily, my friends are more on the ball than me and introduced me to Harvest Snaps.

These addivtively crunchy snacks have saved my bacon more than once. And while they have yet to come out with a bacon flavor, it does seem like they have every other flavor covered. Check out some of my favorite out of the box choices…
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To All the Unstoppable Women I Know

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Unstoppable Moms

This morning I spent a half hour shifting through the discards of a clothing swap I couldn’t make. There was the thrill of finding hidden treasures but what made it really pleasant was a chance to
I tell all the new parents I know that the most important thing in their new life won’t be anything you can register for. The best resource and tool in parenting is the other parents you know. Like many moms, I would say the one thing that has been the biggest part of my life since having kids are my mom friends.
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Live, Travel, Selfie : Family Style

In partnership with Global Influence and Suave, I am sharing what we love to do together as a family. One of my favorite parts of the girls getting older is that we are finally all traveling together. We did our first big road trip this summer and we just had an awesome time camping over the weekend. It’s part of living a beautiful life, in the case of the weekend, literally.

Lake of the Ozarks

Share a Family selfie on Instagram and Twitter with the #SuaveFamilySelfie #LB2LB and #Walmart hashtags, showing your family living beautifully, and enter the Suave Family Selfie sweepstakes and enter to win.

Check out our family selfie and all the details below!
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Thank The Heavens for Television

As part of the US Cellular Brigade, I get to write about all the ways technology enhances my life and for this month’s sponsored post I had to write about one of my favorite ways: the Google Play store/iTtunes. Because hello, Fall TV!

We’re one of the many American households that have cute cable cord. It took us way longer than it did to ditch the landline (we did that back in 2006.) I just couldn’t let go of my precious, precious DVR. Then came streaming. Now I get to watch whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want.

Which is good because HELLO AWESOME FALL TV SEASON.
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Upgrade Your Tailgate!

This post is sponsored by Sam’s Club the place to tailgate, I mean get your tailgating stuff, Sam’s Club. But honestly, I could tailgate right there! Awesome food samples and cheap hot dogs. What more could a fan ask for? Well a lot more it seems.

Now days, tailgating is a competitive sport. And it’s not just about the food anymore, it’s also about the entertainment. I love checking out some of the setups when I am cruising the parking lots. At first, I thought the people with the TVs were crazy but when you’ve got a cross fan family. Well they almost become a necessity.

So if you’re going to go big, here are some tailgating upgrades from Sam’s Club.
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