The Story Of Three: June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pollo Tropical Giveaway

(Disclosure: I was provided free product coupons in exchange for this post. All opinions are still 100% my own!)

Recently I've seen these beautiful blue buildings popping up around my neighborhood, I was super pleased to find out that they are Pollo Tropical restaurants & one is just down the street! Then while I was out running errands the other day I came across two more! Oh my gosh, I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about with these new family-friendly restaurants!

Trenz Shirt Giveaway

Sponsored by Trenz Shirt Company

Whether you want to show your dedication to your favorite sports team, career, faith or make someone smile (or even laugh), Trenz Shirt Company has thousands of t-shirts and apparel for the whole family! There truly is something for everyone as they have many categories of t-shirts. Trenz Shirt Company makes it easy for gifting to love ones, and since they have something for everyone, it's a one stop shop!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Fruit Salad

I love fruit salads! They are easy, delicious & great for anytime of the day! Enjoy a bowl with your family or take a large batch to your next cook out!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cleaning Essentials Giveaway

(Disclosure: Megan at Housewife On A Mission received the product featured below for her review. All opinions are her own)

Sponsored by: Cleaning Essentials

Have you ever thought about making your own homemade cleaning products, but have always been intimidated like me? I have to admit, I have never made my own cleaning products before because I didn't know any 'recipes' or where to start. Thankfully, the makers and owners of Cleaning Essentials are here to make it really easy for everyone like me who can easily follow a recipe. Head on over to Housewife on a Mission to read about her experience with Cleaning Essentials.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Reading - What My Kids Are Currently Loving

Even though school is out for the summer, I still encourage my children to read daily. They really enjoy reading, but they also enjoy shopping for books too! As a single mom I'm always looking for great book bargains, we love to shop at places like Half Price Books, garage sales or you can even visit your local library & rent free books! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Patriotic Stars

I've been experimenting with Jell-O & gelatin this summer & after googling white Jell-O, I realized it didn't exist! They do make white pudding but I wasn't sure how it would hold up, so I was able to figure out an easy way to make it (after only 1 failed attempt) on my own & make these fun Patriotic Stars! The first time I made these - the layers didn't set right, so the second time I just froze everything! This wasn't a hard recipe but it did have several easy steps, I can't wait to make them again!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summertime Play

(Disclosure: “This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play” All opinions are my own)

Summer time is the perfect time to get out & enjoy the out doors with your friends & family! A few months ago I decided that this summer we would spent a lot more time out & about! There is so much to do in our community from parks to spray-grounds, water-parks, you name it - we probably have it!

Our local spray-ground is one of our favorite spots, not only does it have an awesome splash pad, there is a play ground too. My children always enjoy running & playing with each other & meeting new friends along the way! The spray-grounds tend to get busy fast some days & with the heat it's always nice to go earlier in the day, it's a great way to meet some new families & let everyone play their energy out!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Emerald Cuff Review and Giveaway

As a busy, working mother of two, I am always looking for versatile fashion pieces to add to my wardrobe but I also love clothing that is easy on the budget & makes me feel good when I wear it. Plus, an outfit that pieces together with ease is bonus points in my book! I love outfits that can be worn at the play ground, worn while picking up groceries or grabbing a drink with the girls.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day at Pollo Tropical

(Disclosure: I received product/food coupons for Pollo Tropical in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own)

Father's Day is right around the corner & what better way to celebrate Dad than enjoying a delicious meal together!? 

Watermelon Popsicles #SummerFun

This is the summer of Popsicle's, we have had so much fun making our own! I've been trying different flavors & the kids are just eating them all up! These watermelon pops are delicious & easy to whip up!

Friday, June 12, 2015

KidCuteTure Review and Giveaway

(I was provided the dress featured below for the purpose of my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received.) 

Little Sister C is my little fashionista, she loves shopping for clothes, dressing herself & helping me review children's clothing for my blog!! I was recently introduced to KidCuteTure & we were so excited when a beautiful new dress arrived for her to wear!

Digital Media Academy

(Disclosure: I'm so excited to share this sponsored post with you! All opinions are my own!)

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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. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saying good-bye to the summer blues

The title says it all...saying good-bye to the summer blues. This summer is a different one for us, I'm not sure if it's because my children are older, more mature this summer, if it's just a different season, I'm not sure - it just feels different.

Ever since Big Brother C started school at the age of 3, I've worried, stressed, even cried over summer, the idea of summer break. Why you ask? One word - Regression.

As a parent of a special needs child, most summer's involve a little or a lot of regression, Big Brother C has done summer school once or twice maybe in our previous school district but we weren't happy with the results & the summer school schedule just didn't work for us. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Pops

Summer time is a great time for ice cream! My children love eating Popsicle's & I really enjoy making them! I'm so happy with the way these turned out, a little bit of the red Jell-O did get into the blue, but not to shabby for my first time making these! I can't wait to try different flavors! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kick Off Summer with Snoopy & The Peanuts Gang #PeanutsatTarget

(I am a Peanuts Ambassador. I was provided the products featured below in exchange for this post. All opinions  are 100% my own!)

It's finally summer!! June is here & what better way to kick off summer than with awesome Peanuts Products from Target?! That's right, our adorable & fun Peanuts friends have arrived at Target, they would make the perfect addition to your summer pool party or a day at the beach with family & friends!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Strawberry Lime-Lemonade

I love fruit drinks in the summer time, my children are always asking for lemonade so I thought I'd put a twist on it this time!