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Adidas Shoes made from Upcycled Ocean Plastic? Yes Please!

Adidas Shoes made from Upcycled Ocean Plastic? Yes Please!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adidas. All opinions are entirely my own.   I keep seeing more and more disturbing videos and images about the plastic in our oceans.  The statistics are haunting, like the fact that there’s a giant island of plastic and other garbage twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific.  It’s also sad and scary to think that we (humans)…

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Pecans

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Pecans

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Voortman Bakeries. Looking for tasty fall dessert recipes? Try this spiced Pumpkin Bundt Spice Bundt Cake! This fall cake is filled with aromatic autumn spices and real ingredients. To celebrate the fall season I am going to share this Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake recipe that is made with simple ingredients from my pantry. There are seasonal product like Voortman…

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Delicious Tyson® Tomato Herb Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Delicious Tyson® Tomato Herb Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. For my family, the summer months are actually more hectic than the regular school year.  It’s nice to have the kids back in a regular school schedule, but one area where this can be tough is with preparing the kids daily meals. Although it’s a bit of work, planning meals…

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New Malibu Lime – the Perfect Bottle for your Summer Party

New Malibu Lime - the Perfect Bottle for your Summer Party

This post is sponsored by Malibu Rum but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. There’s plenty of summertime left to have some great times with friends, from backyard barbeques to impromptu gatherings. With some sun, tropical fruit and a great bottle of Caribbean rum you’re on your way to a fantastic time. For years my husband and I have enjoyed Malibu Original, and were excited to try…

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2018 Toyota Sienna – Let’s Go Places

Toyota Sienna - Let's Go Places

Disclosure: In partnership with Toyota From a prior post I mentioned our road trip up through LA and Santa Monica.  The second lag of our trip was over to Palm Springs and back to lovely San Diego.  We partnered with Toyota to try out the 2018 Toyota Sienna, a solid choice for a group of seven people, their suitcases, and plenty of gear for the pool. The first lag of…

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iWi Omega-3 Algae Supplement: Super Food of The Future

This post is sponsored by iWi but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. For the past few months, my husband has been adapting a “vegan” lifestyle. He is still transitioning, meaning that he eats mostly plant-based foods and only eat meats and seafood occasionally. For most vegans, especially a beginner like my husband, there are quite a few challenges to abstaining from meat and other animal products.…

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San Diego Beach Day: Soccer with the Family

San Diego Beach Day: Soccer with the Family

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adidas. All opinions are entirely my own I grew up in Indonesia where American football, hockey and baseball are not watched much, and basketball is just now breaking ground.  Soccer? Now that’s a different story. There are a number of leagues that compete around the country, and of course there’s our International team.  While we never really ranked on the…

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How I Get Relief from Pink Eye #StayHealthyNaturally

How I Get Relief from Pink Eye

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TRP The Relief Products™ Over the past year my kids’ school reached out to let us know that Pink Eye was circulating around the classrooms. I’ve had pink eye a number of times as an adult and it’s no joke. The burning can be overwhelming, and the eye has to be one of the worst places on our…

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Seas the Day with Discover Boating!

Seas the Day with Discover Boating!

This post is sponsored by Discover Boating but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have lived in San Diego for the better part of the decade now, and although I love its beaches and coastal communities, I have rarely had the chance to get out on a boat to enjoy the big blue. Last month my husband asked if we should take the kids out and…

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My Activia 2 Week Challenge

My Activia 2 Week Challenge

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve been a very health conscious person who stays atop newer health trends such as juicing and cleanings. When something is more than a fad and has great long-term benefits I will integrate them into my life and sometimes see immense positive benefits. I must admit however that I every now and then I…

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Flavor San Diego at Loews Coronado (aka my food paradise experience)

Flavor San Diego at Loews Coronado (aka my food paradise experience)

In partnership with Loews Coronado Flavor by Loews is a new way for travelers to enjoy the best artisan food of an area without having to set foot outside of their hotel.  Think of your next business, family, or solo trip to a city like Miami, Tuscon or New York, and being treated with the best of local food culture. I was invited to cover my city’s kickoff event for…

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Tips for Hosting an MLS Watch Party with Trivento Wine

Thank you Trivento for sponsoring this post. Get in the game with Trivento Wine and Major League Soccer! I was first introduced to MLS (Major League Soccer) while on vacation in Seattle. We were taking the buses and trains to-and-from and everyone around us was head to toe in bright green and blue. They were heading to a Sounders game and their spirit was infectious. They were also eager to…

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Making Healthier Choices with Village Harvest Origins Collection

Making Healthier Choices with Village Harvest Origins Collection

Thank you Village Harvest for sponsoring this post. Every day Village Harvest is planting seeds of change and growing possibilities, one bag of goodness at a time. Cooking delicious meals for my family is part of my daily routine goals. As a mother and a full time blogger, I often feel chaotic, especially during crazy weekdays. But no matter how busy or tired I am, I will make sure that…

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Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold: Live Life to the Fullest

Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold: Live Life to the Fullest

This post is sponsored by Michelob ULTRA but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Spring barbeques are in full swing.  My favorites are those where there’s of course no shortage of food, drink, different sports and games to partake in, and enough sun to keep the daylight hours going late. We’ve made some great friends in the area that like to stay active like us which makes…

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Stay Clean and Fresh with Summer’s Eve® Blissful Escape™

Stay Clean and Fresh with Summer’s Eve® Blissful Escape™

This post is sponsored by Summer’s Eve® but the content and opinions expressed are my own. Summer months are the perfect time to stay active and spend more time outdoors. Staying fresh and smelling good can be hard to do, especially in the hot weather. That same humidity that causes a home to smell musty also causes our bodies to produce odors that can affect your self-confidence and how others…

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The Ultimate Kids Lunch Snack – Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Bakery but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If you read my blog then you know that one of my ultimate goals is to have and create dishes that have a balance of being tasty and nutritious. I like to think that I do a pretty good job building those dishes from scratch, but sometimes it can tough even finding ten…

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Let’s Go Places with Toyota Highlander

Lets Go Places with Toyota Highlander

In partnership with #DriveToyota #LetsGoPlaces For our spring break this year we decided to take my immediate family up to the Midwest and visit grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.  The main hub that we called home for the visit were The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, although we took a three hour tour through beautiful farm country to also visit some water parks in Wisconsin Dells. Even though San…

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San Diego Weekend Fun in a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE AWC

San Diego Weekend Fun in a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE AWC

In partnership with Mitsubishi. The first time I came to visit my husband in San Diego I was quite surprised by its diverse terrain.  I guess I had assumed that the beach areas would be flat at sea level, and that it was only the northern half of California that had the cliffs by the sea. My husband was quick to show me Torrey Pines and La Jolla Cliffs, two…

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Living a Healthier Lifestyle with Frelii

Living a Healthier Lifestyle with Frelii

    Have you ever thought about getting your personalized nutrition guide and custom fitness plans designed specifically for your body? Living a healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming but making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer and happier. For me, a healthy lifestyle is about keeping a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, staying active, and staying mentally balanced. With our busy lives we often have…

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Kleenex Wet Wipes Germ Removal – Clean Up Faces, Hands, and Messes without Harsh Chemicals

Kleenex Wet Wipes Germ Removal - Clean Up Faces, Hands, and Messes without Harsh Chemicals

    Staying clean is a obviously a great way to keep germs away. By washing our hands frequently we can limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Unfortunately, staying clean while on the go is very challenging because not everywhere we go has running water. Carrying wet wipes is very important as they offer countless benefits for convenience and personal hygiene and so convenience. As a busy…

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