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Win a Ticket to Blended Conference in Arizona #BlendedConf

This spring, I went to Disneyland for the first time ever as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.  It was awesome.  While I was on the plane flying to LAX I received an email that a major brand wanted to use a recipe from my blog on their site.  Which was also awesome.  They wanted me to send them my headshot in the next 24 hours so it could be included in the post.  Which was not awesome because I only had my headshot on my hard drive of my desktop...at home...definitely not … [Read More...]

How to lower your electric bill

How to Lower Your Electric Bill

Summer is here, and as a result many places experience a higher electric bill due to the outdoor heat and air conditioning usage. Just as the electric bills rise in cold climates during the winter, they rise in warmer climates during the summer. (And if you live in Wisconsin, you get high electric bills during both seasons!) The good news is that there are a few tips and tricks that will ultimately help you lower your electric bill! Unplug unused cords. If you’ve got phone chargers and … [Read More...]

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Back to School $150 Walmart Gift Card #Giveaway

Back to school time is almost upon us and with that comes shopping for back to school supplies. We all know how quickly those can add up! So, we have decided to team up with some amazing bloggers and host an awesome giveaway! I mean seriously, what better way to kick off the new school year than to have a back to school $150 Walmart gift card giveaway?! I don't know about you, but $150 can do a lot for my back to school budget this school year! The 411 on the Back to School $150 Walmart Gift … [Read More...]

What you can do to control stinging insects.

Home Pest Control for Stinging Insects

If your family is anything like mine, you've been looking forward to summer since, well, fall! School is out and kids are running free in your yard, riding bikes, kicking the ball around, and getting into their normal outdoor shenanigans. With summer weather finally here though, the bugs are out in full force. I’m of the mindset that no bugs are good, but my kiddo of course loves chasing ants around the pavement and poking at potato bugs. Where our opinions may differ here, there are some bugs … [Read More...]

Disney Backpacks Back to School

Disney Backpacks a HOT Back to School Must Have

Disney is HOT HOT HOT and that is becoming even more apparent as parents and kids go back to school shopping! Disney backpacks are always a popular choice for back to school. Many kids want to carry a bag that features their favorite movie characters! Luckily, there are many choices when it comes to Disney backpacks - most of which can be found on Amazon! Below are 15 of the hottest Disney backpacks on the market... 1. Minnie Mouse "I Love Minnie" Backpack 2. Disney Fairies Backpack with … [Read More...]

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Win a $100 Giftcard to Sears/Kmart or Amazon.com

July started a new quarter so I am a bit late with starting my Shop Your Way Rewards giveaway!! As many of you know, I'm a Shop Your Way personal shopper and would love to be able to help YOU save money and earn free rewards.  Every now and again I even get to send my clients some extra points (that basically translate into free cash when you use them to shop) and I just MIGHT be sending some of those out on Friday, If you are signed up with me as your personal shopper by Thursday night, you … [Read More...]

3 Benefits of Adopting an Adult Dog

3 Benefits of Adopting an Adult Dog

When we set out to find a dog and wound up bringing home Roofus (aka Wisconsin Doggy), we did not have any set ideas about whether we were looking for a puppy or an older dog.  In fact, we came about *thisclose* to bringing home what we were told was a lab puppy (but turned out to be a Newfie!). Our experience would have been very different if he had come home with us! Not worse, just different. Are you thinking about getting a new dog for your household? Maybe the kids are begging for a … [Read More...]

How to Throw the Perfect Tailgate Party

How to Throw the Perfect Tailgate Party

How to Throw the Perfect Tailgate Party Tailgate parties are a wonderful way to have a good time but only if you do them up right. Gathering your friends together to get ready for the big game seems easy enough, but it is actually rather easy to make some major tailgate party mistakes. Here are some tips to make sure your tailgate party is on point and the talk of the parking lot on game day:  Know your location A good tailgate party will need a good spot in the parking lot. Sometimes the … [Read More...]

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Chromebook Sweepstakes!! #giveaway #backtoschool

I know - it's waaaay too early to be talking back to school. I'm sorry!  BUT, when you see what is is being given away here, you just might forgive me.  You've probably seem me all over Facebook talking about what a blessing my Chromebook has been this summer as I take LJ to all of his different activities or you've seen me post Instagram pictures of me working at the lake.  Maybe you've even thought to yourself - hey, I'd like to have a Chromebook too. Well, here you go!! Welcome to the … [Read More...]

Traveling with a Dog

4 Things to Consider when Traveling with a Dog

4 Things to Consider when Traveling with a Dog Are you planning a mid-summer trip? Have you thought about what you are going to do with your dog? Will you let him stay in a dog hotel or kennel or will your family pet be joining you on vacation? If you have plans to do some summer traveling with a dog, then you need to plan ahead. Here are 4 things to consider when traveling with a dog. Check hotels. Don't assume that all hotels will accept a dog. There are some hotels who will gladly allow … [Read More...]

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Community® Coffee – Supporting Our Military

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting and Community® Coffee. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Many of you know that Jay served in the Marine Corps for 6 years and was deployed during the Gulf War. If you hear him talk about those years, one thing he remembers vividly is missing the comforts of home.  He'll talk about how the chicken-a-la-king MRE (meals ready to eat) was his … [Read More...]

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Free Music Downloads from The Voice and Clear

Being someone who loves music, I love all of the singing competition shows that have sprung up in the past few years.  It's so much fun to follow someone along from their first audition to the final competition and watch their growth.  It's these type of shows that our whole family likes to watch together.  I began to get a little uncomfortable with the way one show in particular was focus a lot on negative, borderline rude feedback and mocking people auditioning who weren't the best singers.  I … [Read More...]

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Shark Tank Products Giveaway #SharkTankSwag #CNBCPrimeTV

Are you a Shark Tank fan?  All of us at Casa de Wisconsin Mommy sure are!  It's one of our favorite shows to watch as a family.  I love hearing about how the inventors identified a problem, and then went on and created a solution for it. Most of the products really resonate with me and I find myself holding my breath to see if one of the Sharks will invest.  I also love hearing the advice that they give those contestants who they choose not to invest in. Who better to learn from than the Sharks, … [Read More...]

Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

One of the best parts of summer is ice cream!  Another great summer treat is strawberries.  Put them together into the best strawberry ice cream you ever had, and you can't lose!  I'll admit, I was never a huge strawberry ice cream fan when I tried the kind you buy at the store, but once I made my own....love at first taste!  This recipe has a secret ingredient that sets it apart from the rest and gives it that little extra zip. 5.0 from 4 reviews Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe   … [Read More...]

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Sea Cuisine’s Fish Taco Food Truck Lands in Milwaukee #UpgradeYourTacoWI

Since I am East Coast born and raised, a love of seafood is in pretty much in my DNA.  And when I talk about seafood, I'm talking about things that come from the actual sea - lake creatures need not apply!  The problem with living in the Midwest is that fresh, affordable seafood can be pretty hard to come by.  I discovered Sea Cuisine a few years ago and fell in love with their frozen fish recipes very quickly. Sea Cuisine has 17 different frozen seafood varieties for you to try.  They … [Read More...]

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