Thirty One Gifts {A Giveaway}

January 28, 2012
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Thirty One Gifts is the leading provider of fun, stylish and functional products for women, their families and the home. From signature purses and totes, to storage solutions that help organize your life, there’s something to fit every personality and situation. The name Thirty-One comes from the verses of Proverbs 31 in the Bible that […]

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Essential Baby Gear {A Giveaway}

November 30, 2011

Baby Gear Those two words conjure up a wide range of feelings for me. Memories of everything from anxiety to excitement fill my memory. And these days, just a twinge of sadness is felt. Of course, over the last eleven years I’ve seen more than my fair share of highchairs, carseats, strollers and bouncy seats. […]

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California Wine {A Giveaway}

November 10, 2011

Last month Ray and I told you about the California Wine Club. Did you have a chance to hear how much we enjoyed our first shipment? Well, to recap – we loved the wine and the ease in which we came by it. As in, it was literally delivered to our doorstep, making it a […]

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Kraft 1/3 Less Challenge Results

June 20, 2011

It’s been two months since I presented you with my Kraft 1/3 Less Challenge. That’s a whole month later than I had anticipated to choose the winner of the challenge. Life sorta threw us some curve balls… Anyway, if you remember, I challenged you all to make better-for-you decisions – 30 days of 1/3 less. There […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides {Review and Giveaway}

May 20, 2011

So if you remember your history, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León named a swamp, “Florida,” and searched for the fabled Fountain of Youth there.  Of course, he never found it, dying at the age of 47.  But he did have a super crazy signature; check it out: So what does Ponce de León’s signature […]

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Fresh Air and Sunshine

May 19, 2011

It rained three days this last week, but Noah asked every day – multiple times – if it was summer yet. That boy is itchin’ to spend time outside. He wants to feel the sun on his skin. He’s dying to play in the water. Heck, he played outside every day this week! He didn’t […]

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The Pampers Little Miracle Mission

May 16, 2011

In celebration of its 50th birthday, Pampers is recognizing how much parenting has changed over the years, and is sharing their belief that every baby is a little miracle that deserves to be celebrated, supported and protected, by unveiling its Little Miracle Mission campaign – a program that delivers acts of kindness to miracles and […]

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Give the Gift of Hope

May 16, 2011

Even though Mother’s Day is over, we can still celebrate the sisterhood of motherhood. In fact, Nestlé Family is hosting a special Facebook program that helps us honor the special moms in our lives while simultaneously raising donations and awareness for Mercy Housing. In case you are not familiar with Mercy Housing, let me tell […]

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Playtex Baby Giveaway {worth $300!}

May 12, 2011

Did you chat with us tonight during the Playtex Baby Twitter party? We had a fabulous time sharing advice and our best tips, and reminiscing about all things baby. If you didn’t get a chance to join us, you should check out the #PlaytexBaby stream – You are sure to find some great info! As […]

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Our Elmer’s Spring Craft Creation {Giveaway}

May 6, 2011

I’ve mentioned here before that I’m not the craftiest person around. In fact, I need step-by-step directions for anything I make. And, a picture. BUT, I’d really like to change that, so I recently accepted Elmer’s challenge to let my inner crafty loose in a Spring DIY Creation Contest. Elmer’s developed a Spring Creation Guide, with the […]

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Cooking With Coke

April 27, 2011

The kitchen is the place in the home where some of our best memories are made. When families spend time cooking together and enjoying meals together, they create memories that summon all five senses and stick to the bones. Is Coca-Cola a part of that experience for you? If so, you’ll be interested to know […]

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ProFlowers Mother’s Day Giveaway

April 26, 2011

I love having fresh flowers in the house. Tulips are definitely among my favorites. There is just something cheerful about their bright colors and delicate petals. A bouquet of freshly blooming assorted tulips reminds me of a colorful sunrise… so joyful. ProFlowers sent me a bouquet of 30 Rainbow Tulips. They arrived in bulb form, […]

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Learning During Playtime With @WordWorld

April 25, 2011

As a homeschooler and a mom, I am very diligent to incorporate activities into our playtime that encourage learning. One of the ways I do this is by giving my kids the tools to practice a specific concept, while sparking their creativity at the same time. Every activity becomes a lesson, incognito. This is pretty […]

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Kraft 1/3 Less Challenge #BetterForYou

April 20, 2011

I recently mentioned how much we love cheese. Well, as you might know, Kraft Singles 2% have 1/3 less fat* than other American cheese. I think this is fantastic, simply because I think that Kraft Singles make some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches. And there is nothing quite like the yummy goodness of a […]

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Rio {Review and Giveaway} #RioMovie

April 11, 2011

It seems like there are rarely movies in the theater that warrant a special treat out with all of our kiddos. This month we have been fortunate to see not just one, but two! We screened Soul Surfer earlier this month and just this last weekend we were able to attend a screening for the […]

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LeapFrog Introduces Scout’s ABC Garden – An iPhone App for Preschoolers

April 6, 2011

I know I’ve been saying for quite some time that I am going to publish a post with our favorite iPhone and iPad apps for the kiddos, but the problem is that I keep finding more to add to the list! For now I’ll share our latest favorite – discovered just today – and I […]

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Soul Surfer :: The True Story of Bethany Hamilton

April 6, 2011

Last week, Ray and I had the privilege of attending a screening of the movie Soul Surfer with our four oldest kiddos. This true story of Bethany Hamilton sure left a lasting impression on all of us. This movie was so well done and accurately portrays Bethany’s faith and belief that God had a plan […]

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Easter Treats From Wilton

April 2, 2011

My kiddos and I love to make and decorate sweet treats around each holiday. Easter is certainly no exception. In fact, last year we created Sweet Spring Gardens to share and had so much fun! This year, Wilton sent us some great kits to put together. Just the other day we pulled out the Bunny […]

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Disney’s Tangled {A Giveaway}

March 25, 2011

Ray and I took the kids to see Tangled when it was still in the theater. We all thoroughly enjoyed the movie and were surprised on more than one occasion by the turn of events. Mandy Moore is delightful as Rapunzel, her little sidekick – who is definitely not a frog – kept us giggling, […]

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#KidsCooking With The Learning Tower {Giveaway}

February 14, 2011

If you’ve been a friend of mine for any period of time, you know that I am not a big fan of cooking, but that I love to bake. My kiddos, however, love to be with me in the kitchen, no matter what we are making. (Of course, it’s only an added bonus if we […]

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Movie Night! {Giveaway} #PopCameraAction

February 12, 2011

I am always amazed at the many opportunities that come my way here on From Dates to Diapers. The latest, but certainly not the least, of these opportunities is my partnership with Pop Secret, through Mom Spark Media, as a Pop Secret Mom. What is a Pop Secret Mom? Well, my main job – if […]

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Johnson’s Messy Photo Contest {Enter to win weekly prizes and a grand prize of $1,000}

February 7, 2011

Mud, paint, ice cream, spaghetti sauce, and a plethora of other gooey items have found their way on to my kiddos’ hands, faces and other places on their little bodies. If your kiddos are anything like mine – and I’m sure they are – you have lots of stories to tell about them getting themselves, […]

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