The Story Of Three: April 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Digital Media Academy


(Disclosure: I'm so excited to share this sponsored post with you!)



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Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences taught by industry experts and tech professionals. Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more. 

Gallery-Wrapped Canvases from Collage.com


(Disclosure: I received the products featured below at no cost. All opinions are my own & no other compensation was received).



I absolutely love displaying photo's around my home, a lot of walls in my home have family photos from over the years. It's nice to walk through my home & see pictures of my children, my parents, grandparents, brothers, etc. 

When I think about turning my family photo's into display photo's for my walls, my first stop is always Collage.com. Gallery-Wrapped Canvases are the perfect solution to brighten up any room, fill up the space on an empty wall or they make great gifts too!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FoamTiles.com Review and Giveaway


(Disclosure: I received the products featured below for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own. Compensation was received for this post.)



We've been in our home for a few years now and I've done a lot of work of remodeling and I even created a therapy/playroom for my children. I'm not done working on our playroom and there's a ton I want to add to it, one of those items on my list was flooring-- foam tiles to be specific. 

I've seen foam tiles as flooring in multiple places and I knew they would be great in our therapy/playroom, and thanks to FoamTiles.com I get to check one more exciting thing off of my "wish list!"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hain Celestial’s Sensible Portions Puffs #SensiblePortionsPuffs


(Disclosure: I received the product featured below for my review purposes. All opinions are my own)


We are on the go a lot, majority of the time you can find my children's favorite snacks in my purse or in the truck, but I don't let them just snack on anything, I prefer healthy options! I was recently introduced to Hain Celestial's Sensible Portions Puffs & I couldn't wait for my family to munch on this better-for-you snack!

Sensible Portions Puffs are made with organic corn, non-GMO ingredients & contain no fillers, artificial colors of flavors, they are even gluten-free. These baked snacks are the perfect bite-size poppable treats for everyone in your family to enjoy! 

Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders #KidFriendly



This is a super quick gluten-free week night meal!

Friday, April 24, 2015

PGA Junior Golf Camps


(Disclosure: I'm excited to share this promotion with all of you, I  received compensation but all opinions are my own)


It's Not Just Any Golf Camp - It's the PGA Junior Golf Camps. 

New this summer, juniors can now learn from the leaders in golf instruction - the PGA of America. With programs designed for beginners through advanced players, each camp is taught in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment where the emphasis is placed on kids having FUN! 


With our unique 'progressive skill development' system, kids 'learn, improve, and perfect' golf skills each and every day with updates forwarded to mom and dad to keep parents informed of all the progress being made on the course. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mediflow® Memory Gel Foam Waterbase® Pillow Review and Giveaway


(Disclosure: I received the products featured below for my review purposes. All opinions are my own)


Mediflow is a company that I quickly fell in love with this past winter when I reviewed the Waterbase Pillow! At Mediflow they have sold over 4 million Waterbase Pillows, they are the ideal pillow for anyone suffering from chronic neck pain, sleep apnea sufferers or anyone who is looking to improve their overall quality of sleep.

I really have been enjoying my Waterbase pillow from Mediflow. I didn't think it could get any better than that, because it is such a great pillow and I loved it! I slept on my Mediflow pillow every night - that is until the Mediflow Memory Foam Waterbase Pillow arrived at my door!
 
The Mediflow Memory Gel Foam Waterbase Pillow is deigned to fit you perfectly. Just like the Waterbase Pillow, you simply fill the water base as directed and adjust the amount of water to the degree of support you prefer. This pillow can be used as a soft, medium or firm pillow. I sleep like a baby on a firm pillow, so I prefer firm!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Struggle With Dinner


Dinner time is the hardest meal of the day, I'm not sure why or if anyone else knows why - I'm all ears! Big Brother C is a picky eater, my daughter isn't as picky as him but I feel like for a four year old, she's a little on the picky side. 

I get burnt out on eating the same meals over & over, where as my kids could live off of pizza & chicken nuggets - plus they'd be in heaven if we had that for dinner every night! So I like to try new meals, some are trial & error, some (ok most) are Pinterest recipes I saved & while I am not the worlds best chef I do try to cook several nights a week. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hop 'N' Roll Playwear from Gymboree


(Disclosure: I received a gift card to shop at Gymboree for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own)


I enjoy shopping for my children, I actually have more fun shopping for them then I do shopping for myself! When I think about shopping for new clothes for my little ones, Gymboree always comes to mind, it's a brand we have loved for years! So I was super excited to hear about their brand new Hop 'N' Roll playwear line, it's the perfect line of mix & match styles - all perfect for play!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti


I'm all about the easy week night meals, this one was a success from the first try, it also makes great leftovers! 



Ingredients: 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Rimiclip - Child Cabinet Lock


(Disclosure: I'm excited to share this sponsored post with you & spread awareness about the Rimiclip! All opinions are my own)





What if I told you there was a super easy with to baby proof your home with out using any tools? I remember the days of drilling holes into my beautiful kitchen cabinets - never again will that happen! 

I'm so excited to share Rimiclip, a brand new product that is perfect for parents & is easy on your kitchen cabinets!

LifebankUSA Peace of Mind Graco 4ever™ 4-in-1 Car Seat Giveaway


(Disclosure: I'm excited to share this sponsored post with you & spread awareness about lifebankUSA! All opinions are my own)




How many of you have heard of LifebankUSA? I can tell you I've heard of it but I really didn't know much about it, until now!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

French Quarter Dress Textured Navy from Shabby Apple


(Disclosure: I received the dress featured below for my review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.)



I've never been a huge dress person, I have a pear shaped figure & I always have a really hard time finding dresses that I like & that look good on me. The past few months I have stepped out of my comfort zone when it comes to my fashion pieces & I couldn't be happier!

Shabby Apple is a clothing company I've followed for quite some time, I'm head over heals for some many of their beautiful pieces! At Shabby Apple you will find dresses, tops, skirts, jackets, even wedding styles, their clothing features an artful design with a vintage flair!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Perfect Therapy Room





My Big Guy has received years of therapy & will continue to do so, we've never had a house big enough that had an extra empty room - until now. A few years ago we purchased the home we reside in now, I knew right away the front formal room wouldn't be used for dining but a play room & therapy room for my children instead.

Over the years we've figured out what my son enjoys, what he doesn't like & what helps calm & soothe him. His therapy room has had a slow start but it's coming together nicely & over the years I hope to add a few more items into his room.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Perfect Fruit Smoothie



It's heating up in Texas & there's nothing better than an ice cold smoothie to sip on while sitting on the swing with my kidos. It's a drink we all love, easy to whip up & is good for ya too! 

BingoHall Giveaway


Disclosure: I'm excited to share this sponsored giveaway with my readers. Megan at Housewife On A Mission received monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are her own.


Do you love playing games? What about online games? I personally enjoy playing online games-- I find that it relaxes me after a long day, are fun to play, and it's nice to talk and "meet" new people. If you are looking for a fun bingo site that also offers other fun online games, BingoHall is the place to be! BingoHall is an online bingo platform built on the latest encryption technology and designed to deliver a premium gaming experience for bingo enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Dolls Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the following products mentioned in this post at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced. 


My daughter absolutely loves Lalaloopsy and playing with dolls. When we saw Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Dolls, I knew that my daughter was going to fall in love with them and play with these girls all the time! We were sent each doll (4 dolls total) to review, and when they arrived at our home, my daughter started jumping up and down for joy! Boy was she excited and could not wait to start playing with them all!

Step into Spring with Lee!


Disclosure - I received the items featured below from Lee, no other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.



It's finally that time of year - time to ditch the jeans & pull out the shorts! Spring & summer are my favorite seasons, I love pulling on a pair of comfy shorts, throwing on a top & grabbing my flip flops! We recently returned from a week long cruise & I'm so glad I had my new Lee bottoms packed in my suitcase, it was a little toasty at some of our ports! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easy Dump Cake


When I'm in the mood for a dessert with fruit, I turn to dump cake, my Mom made this a while back & it was amazing, I knew I had to try it!

Ingredients: 
  • A box of yellow cake mix
  • One stick of butter
  • One can of pie filling of your choice (I've done cherry & apple so far - yum)
  • Crock pot or slow cooker

Friday, April 3, 2015

Raising a Special Needs child....





Raising a special needs child doesn't take super powers, it takes strength in numbers

Raising a special needs child takes giving hands & patient hearts 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

World Autism Awareness Day




Today is World Autism Awareness Day!
Last week our family went on a 7 day cruise with Autism on the Seas!
It was absolutely amazing, the families, the staff, everyone was so great! 

It's been a few years since Big Brother C was diagnosed with Autism & it's been a bumpy ride!
We are so forever grateful for the amazing teachers & therapists he's had along the way, they have become like family to us!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Currently On My Heart - Sitting On The Other Side


My Big Guy has been receiving therapy for about 6 years now, occupational, physical & speech therapy to be exact. We've seen therapists in clinics, he sees therapists at school & we have also welcomed them into our home. Over the years we've grown to love our therapists, they have taught my son & myself so much, we've reached goals together, conquered milestones & more. My son's teachers & therapists are a big part of our lives, they have all become like family to us. 

Big Brother C currently receives therapy at our home, several afternoons a week after school. Sometimes I wonder what's going on in the therapists mind as I sit there & watch him/her work with my son. I try to participate when I can, but other times it's easier for me to just step aside & let the therapists work one-on-one with my son.