Bring the Garden Home with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

Radishes in the Garden

as you know, i love gardening. the boys and i go to our community garden plot in the garden to water and look over the plants to make sure there are no bugs or disease on them. We even get to pick ripe vegetables and fruit to enjoy…the best part of having a garden! it’s rewarding and fun for all of us for sure, and we have learned a lot from the experience. the garden is my happy place, where i can forget about whatever else is going on in life and get lost in the beauty of nature. i am very passionate about gardening, so i am super excited to be partnering with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® this year to celebrate “Plant Something Day”.

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Did you know May 19th was Plant Something Day? what better way to celebrate, than to actually #plantsomething? Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® is encouraging you to get your hands dirty in the garden. from May 9 to June 5,  for every order on MrsMeyers.com, Meyer’s Clean Day® will donate $5, towards a $10,000 donation, to the American Community Garden Association to help grow new community gardens across the country.
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the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), is a non-profit organization of volunteers, professionals and supporters working in support of community greening in rural and urban areas across the United States. its mission is to build communities by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. they actually inspired our family to start gardening! we first met the ACGA at their booth at our community fair and they taught us how to get started. we now have 4 large garden plots that we take care of and grow veggies and fruits all year long.
Family Gardenour plants are sprouting well this season, and once summer arrives, things will be growing at a faster rate. we are very excited for harvesting season. this is our first time planting basil tape, and hope to have an abundance of fresh basil herb. it is known for its uncanny ability to ease the nerves and perk up the senses….and mostly, i just love to eat it on my pizza.

Meyer's Clean Day Basil TapePlanting Meyer's Basil Tapei always love to be reminded of my garden, even when i’m cleaning. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products  were inspired by Mrs. Thelma A. Meyer, an Iowa homemaker and mother of nine. every fragrance is a scent inspired by a Midwest backyard garden. these amazing cleaning products are a great choice for people who are concerned about the environmental effects of conventional cleaning products.

Meyer's Clean Day Cleanersthey definitely are some of my favorite products to use. their fragrances smell like the garden and provide an aromatherapeutic experience while you clean! a combination of natural essential oils and safe synthetic ingredients have created these garden-inspired fragrances. plus, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® is a certified cruelty-free company for our no animal testing policy. they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, nor are their products made with animal-derived ingredients which is very important to me. their products have all these amazing qualities, as well as they pack a punch against daily dirt and grime.Meyer's Clean Day Aromatherapy CleanersMeyer's Clean Day Dryer SheetsMeyer's Clean Day Basil Cleaneri hope that you are inspired to plant something this time of year! i know that for our family, it has been a great treat to experience the amazing way nature works in our garden – from flowers, to vegetables to the little critters we come across. it’s a rewarding experience that my boys will hopefully always learn from and remember.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®.

Helping My Kids Feel Their Best with OLLY Kids Gummy Vitamins

Vann Watering the Gardenas parents we are constantly worried that our children are getting the right nutrition. it’s not always easy to know if they are getting the right vitamins and minerals in their diets. i personal do all that i can to make sure my boys are getting the best quality foods, but now that they are older, i can’t always be with them at every meal. i don’t have control over how much of their school lunches they eat. i’ve tried to help them appreciate good and healthy food – including planting a large garden that provides our family fruits and vegetables. the boys help me water and weed it every afternoon, and they find joy in seeing the plants grow and then getting to eat them. however, this produce isn’t always enough. luckily, i can supplement their diets with vitamins. which makes me happy to have partnered with Olly Kids Vitamin Boosts – a new kind of vitamins for kids that parents can feel good about giving to their kids!

Children Running in a GardenKids Picking Lettuce in the GardenLettuce Growing in the Gardenrecently, i have become very interested in finding the right vitamins for my boys. one of them has become very picky and almost tortures himself not to eat because he’s afraid he won’t like certain foods. it’s been frustrating, and i did bring it up to his pediatrician. i asked her if i should be giving him vitamins, and she told me it was a good idea that all my kids be given them, just to make sure they are getting the right amount in their diets. after looking around, i was happy to be introduced to  Olly Kids Vitamin Boosts. they are new to the OLLY line of vitamins and there are a bunch of reasons why i really like them.Kids Picking Tomatoes in the GardenGrowing a Honey Dew Melonthe newly released Olly Kids Vitamin Boosts come in 4 smart options ranging from “Super Brainy” to “Happy Tummy” that cater to your little one’s individual needs.
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you can mix and match and choose the option of OLLY that is right for your child. besides Olly Kids Multi + Omega, Kids Super Food Multi and Kids Multi Probiotic multi vitamins, there are special formulas. whether you need a little more calcium or some immunity boosters, there’s a variety to fit everyone’s needs.

just one serving of Kids Growing Bones has as much calcium as an average serving of dairy, plus a boost of Vitamin D to help make the most of it. (Average serving taken from calcium provided by yogurt, cheese, and milk.) your are building a healthy body from the inside out with every bite gummy. now you’ll just miss the milk mustache.

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Kids Happy Tummy has an expert blend of prebiotics and probiotics plus soothing peppermint. it  nurtures a healthy ecosystem inside, so they can play outside. think easy does it when it comes to maintaining healthy digestion and smooth moves? thanks to a special combo of the good guy bacteria, Bacillus coagulans, and prebiotic FOS. * It’s belly beneficial. and Kids Super Brainy  is tummy-friendly and fishy-taste-free! it delivers the mega Omegas little ones need to thrive, including Choline, an essential B Vitamin, and superstar wild blueberry balance out this blend, so their health and development is supported from head to toe.

Happy Tummy VitaminsKids Mighty Immunity is packed with the good stuff from Acerola Cherry to Zinc, its formulated to help support little immune systems in the biggest way. it helps to keep kids healthy and happy year-round…so you can give winter the cold shoulder.
Olly Kids Immunity Vitaminsthe best part is that my boys love the vitamins, and there’s now fighting to get them to take them. Olly Kids gummies get their uniquely delicious flavors and vibrant colors from all natural sources, derived from fruits, vegetables and herbs. it’s great knowing that your kids aren’t getting added artificial dyes and sweetners in their vitamins. plus, it’s okay to take a variety. OLLY is a complete system of products designed for use in combination with one another to help you address your daily needs and achieve your own personal health goals..

Olly Gummy Vitamins for KidsHow to get Kids to eat their VitaminsGummy Vitamins for KidsOlly vitamins are helping my boys to feel their very best. whether it be at school, going to dance class, swim team or playing in the garden. knowing that i can give my kids OLLY Kids Vitamin Boosts to make sure they get the best nutrition and the most energy makes me on happy momma. and i must say, my boys love them too!

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{Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own! }

The Most Hilarious Family Game – PIE FACE!!!

I’m sharing the #PieFace game in my life as part of a paid Hasbro series for Socialstars
Funny-Pie-Face-Game-Moments copyi am happy to say that the boys and ihave been doing a great job of playing more board games and having less screen time. it makes me happy to see them all playing together and having a fun time with something other than electronics. i have recently shared our love for the Hasbro games – Hungry Hungry Hippos and Monopoly Empire games. now, i just have to share the Pie Face game with you!!!! if you are looking to have a hilarious time of belly laughs and smiles bigger than your face…then you are going to want to play the Pie Face game.

Pie Face Game Review copy if you haven’t heard about it before, the Pie Face is a game of whipped cream roulette. this wacky game allows you to get messy with a face full of whipped cream. and may i add that it’s also yummy as well. All you need is the game and a can of whipped cream (whipped cream not included), and you’ll be ready to play. start by filling the hand with a dollop of whipped cream.

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now, each player will take turns passing around the apparatus, spinning the spinner as they rest their face on the game piece.

Pie Face Game Rules copyPie Face Whipped Cream Game copythis is the fun part! anticipation is at an all-time high, as each player turns the handles as many times as the number they spun on the spinner. who will get smashed???? you never know until it’s your turn. 1…..2…..3…..4…..???? and smash!

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we have played this game at parties, after school, for family game night. i don’t think we have laughed so hard playing a game before. It may be simple, but you’ll play over and over again. plus, you can also get creative with the Pie Face game! like how about using it to decide who has chore duty in the household. whoever gets smashed has to do the dishes or take out the trash!

the Pie Face game is meant for children ages 5 and up and is great for kids and adults alike. spring and summer get togethers are coming up, and the Pie Face game is a great game to have on hand for entertaining.

are you ready to get you game on?

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{Disclosure: This is a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. }

Joovy Balance Bike: Bicycoo BMX review

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i have been wanting to share about my littlest Vann learning to ride a bike. with my older two boys we did the whole training wheel thing, and they successfully learned to ride their bikes. however, they didn’t fully learn to ride until they were five and six years old. Vann has been watching his older brothers ride, and he wants to ride like them right now, but is only three. i was recently introduced to balance bikes and have been intrigued at the thought of children learning to ride a bike without ever using training wheels. so we decided to try out the Joovy BicycooBMX balance bike.

balance bikes are bikes without any pedals, crankset or training wheels. children use them like traditional bicycles except they use their feet to make them ride. these bikes are often called “running bikes” or “run bikes.” the goal of these bikes is to teach kids balance and steering. most kids can go straight from learning to ride on a balance bike to riding a regular bicycle because they have already learned how to balance on two wheels. there isn’t that scared feeling they get when you remove training wheel from a bike…because training wheels don’t properly teach kids to balance.

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the Joovy Bicycoo and Joovy BicycooBMX  are durable balance bikes for kids 3 years and older. the frame is made of aluminum so it is strong and lightweight just like high-end bikes. unlike the heavy wooden and steel versions, the lightweight frame makes controlling the Joovy balance bike much easier for kids. and the Bicycoo features tires that are pneumatic (air) and refillable which give kids a much smoother ride. most balance bikes use EVA plastic tires which are cheaper and wear out much quicker than these rubber tires used on the Joovy BicycooBMX. there is also a hand brake for the rear tire….letting kids get used to using bicycle hand brakes.

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here is a short little video i made of Vann riding his balance bike in the park. as you will see, he can keep up with the big boys…he is almost ready for a regular bicycle.

this little guy really loves his Joovy Bicycoo….and i do to! it has been so fun to watch my little guy learn to maneuver his Joovy Bicycoo. we will keep you up-to-date on his transfer to a regular bike….which he will be getting for Christmas. we are so excited!

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{disclosure: this is not a sponsored post. we received a Joovy BicycooBMX to facilitate this review.}