Archives for December 2017

Benefits Of Amazon Prime- Early Screening of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

This post has been sponsored by Amazon Prime.

We use our Amazon Prime membership for everything from batteries to diapers for our little baby. When Amazon announced an exclusive early screening of “Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle” to all Prime members we were so thrilled! We had been cracking up at the previews for weeks and we love the original so much we were just dying to see this one!

Amazon did the greatest job setting theme just right for this much-anticipated movie screening. They had the cutest jungle themed seating lounges and bags of popcorn for all the Amazon Prime members attending. They also offered a lounge area with TV showing Amazon Video originals as we waited for the movie to start!

I was loving all the jungle theme accents and greenery props, it really got us in the mood for the upcoming movie! We were so amazed how many other Amazon Prime members attended, the environment was exciting and fun, that’s for sure! Amazon did a really good job at making us feel special for being Prime members.

Jude had fun with Amazon Prime’s snapchat filter before the movie started. It was so neat to see other people’s cool Jungle safari themed shots on social media using their dedicated hashtags and filters! The movie had us cracking up the whole time and my seven-year-old loved the new plot twist this Jumanji had compared to the original. We were so happy we got to attend this event at our AMC theater!

Everyone who attended was gifted swag bags courtesy of Amazon Prime which included, a safari hat, Whole Foods gift card, AMC perks card and a coupon for a free small popcorn on our next visit! My favorite thing about Amazon Prime is so much more than the awesome free Two-Day Shipping, but the fact that they offer these amazing benefits that create memories with families and friends and that makes Prime so worth it!

Taking Care Of Me

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of OptumCare. The opinions and text are all mine.

It’s been so easy for me to set aside my own healthcare needs especially the last couple of months with how busy my life has been with the holidays and my kids. I have always been so on top of taking my kids to their own doctor appointments and unless I am pregnant I am awful at seeing a primary health care provider myself.

I’ve always felt like it was a hassle to find someone I trust or an office environment that makes me feel comfortable enough to keep going back.

Recently, I visited my local OptumCare® Primary Care and was pleasantly surprised with how easy going and friendly the staff was! OptumCare® Primary Care Clinics in the Phoenix area provide a care setting where the patient is at the center of care. It’s “Health Care built around you”. Their care teams know to keep patients at the center of care making sure they get the right care at the right time in the right setting.

What I felt was a brilliant concept was how, OptumCare® believes in the “Lean” method which cuts out anything that isn’t necessary. The first thing I noticed when I walked towards the exam room was how clean and organized the rooms and hallways looked. It gave me a sense of peace knowing I didn’t have to walk past a bunch of unnecessary rooms or equipment which can often be a little unsettling especially with my toddler in tow!

OptumCare® also offers on-site lab, x-rays, and a bone density scanner which makes getting the results you need a lot more efficient than your traditional primary care office.  With a wide range of services including:

Primary Care

  • Preventive services
  • Care for chronic conditions
  • Health care screenings
  • Care for common illness

Special and Surgical Care

Depending on your location, they offer a wide selection of specialty services so it’s always convenient and cuts out having to travel between different locations. If surgery is needed, OptumCare® partners with many surgical centers and hospitals near you to ensure you get the care you need without any hassle.

  • Allergy
  • Cardiology
  • Audiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology

and much more which can be found here!

It is reassuring to know the staff and doctors work together to provide the best care and stand by three objectives: Integrity, Compassion and Relationships. With such great variety of healthcare services I really feel confident and comfortable about coming here and bringing my family.

OptumCare® not only focuses on creating the best environment for their patients but they also take it a step further by creating an environment where physicians and staff aren’t distracted with anything other than the patients and dedicate all their time and efforts into their passions which are taking care of us!

Choosing a primary healthcare provider is a really big decision and you want to make sure the staff and physicians not only see you, but care about you and your family. OptumCare® really helped with the processing and made our visit stress-free and welcoming not intimidating. We left feeling cared about and eager to recommend this office and thier physicians to our families!

Curated Candy Box At My Doorstep

If it’s one thing I am the biggest sucker for, it’s candy! I am sure my kids and husband would agree with me that this is one of our favorite curated boxes to receive at our doorstep!

Growing up I always looked forward to visiting the candy shop at the malls and always left with a bag full of my favorite candies hoping they would last me until our next visit. When I was asked to review and experience Candy Club I was so thrilled because there was NOW a company that offered premium, curated candy that I can choose from and enjoy every month without stepping into a mall or retail shop!

With everything being delivered nowadays straight to your door, its no surprise that we are now able to get delicious premium candies every month! I love how they offered my childhood favorites like Strawberry Belts, and Gummi Bears, but they also offer a wide selection of seasonal favorites like these Peppermint Salt Water Taffys!

Candy Club offers many different types of candies:

  • Chocolate
  • Sours
  • Hersheys Headquarters
  • Nostalgic
  • Gummy/Chewy

With such a big variety, I’ve found it so easy to find candies for people I know which makes for a great gift!

I was so excited to try these Cupcake Bites! They are easily my favorite right now and their portions are awesome, there is plenty to enjoy and to share.

The great thing about Candy Club is that you have the freedom to choose your own candies or if you like surprises they can curate a box according to your likes and dislikes survey.

These peppermint salt water taffy’s were a nice surprise! I love when companies go further and give you extra goodies on top of what you ordered, it’s always so unexpected!

With your subscription, you automatically take part in their ‘Sweet Rewards’ program which allows you to earn points on every box to earn free candy! You can also rate candies, and share Candy Club on Facebook to earn more points! With so many different types of candies, you can really indulge in whatever you’re craving, which for me was obviously sour and sweet this month. But I have a feeling my next Candy Club box will be things smothered in chocolate!

Get $15 off your order today by ordering here!

Greeting The Season- DIY Photo Wreath

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayCheer #CollectiveBias

Decorating for the holidays has always been a family tradition, as a kid we loved doing it and now as a parent, I love seeing the excitement on my children’s faces when we decorate. There’s that sense of magic in the air, which is why I love placing my Glade® jar candles and PlugIns® air fresheners with the holiday scents around the house as soon as the holiday season hits. It fills our home with a sense of warmth and cheers it really sets our moods for all things holiday!

The pretty Glade® jar candle is designed to quickly fill the room with fragrance and leaves a lingering fragrance even once it’s snuffed out. Glade® PlugIns® air fresheners add lasting and continuous scented oil fragrance to your living room, bedroom, busy bathroom, kitchen and other rooms. They offer a variety of luxurious fragrances infused with essential oils. These are a big hit with guests, always admiring how good my home smells!

‘Tis the season for giving and receiving, those adorable family photos and holiday cards. Every year I find myself struggling to find the perfect place for these so I decided to create a pretty green holiday wreath photo/card holder.

With the holidays here this DIY is super easy because I know as a woman, things get busy!

The Supplies:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wreath, either handmade or store bought! There is a wide range of wreath styles, any will work on this project!
  • Clips, remember the bigger the wreath the more clips you will need.
  • Battery operated string lights. Remember to pay attention to what kind of light you want to project, I went with a soft white to compliment my holiday decor.


  1. String the lights around the wreath and glue the battery box to the back of the wreath where it is not visible from the front. Remember to glue the battery and switch facing up so you can access it.

2. Plan out the best placement for your photos/cards and mark them

3. Place glue on each clip individually and place one at a time, making sure the glue is set before gluing down the next.

Voila! You are done creating your very own photo wreath!

The fun thing about wreaths is you can set your wreath on any surface or hang it up. I love setting this up near my entryway where it gets the most exposure, sharing photos of my little ones and loved ones bring me joy. I also make sure to place a Cozy Cider SippingGlade® jar candle close to my entryway as well to create that magical holiday vibe with delightful apple notes with comforting spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. A touch of berries notes, balanced with creamy musk. Come inside; feels like cozy!

Be on the lookout for Glade® Holiday Limited Edition Fragrances on display at your local Kroger store now!

Happy Holidays!!


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