Apps and Devices to Achieve your Health Goals

Apps and Devices to Achieve your Health Goals #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias I have made it known the last couple of years that I have gotten rid of New Year resolutions and have decided to make goals for myself. One of my biggest goals the past couple of years have been health goals. Now with Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices, you can use these apps and devices to earn rewards for making healthy … [Read more...]

Eclair Goes to Stella’s by Michelle Weidenbenner {Children’s Book Review}

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Genre: Children's Fiction (girls, 1st grade through 3rd grade, ages 5-9) Pages: 48 Rating: 5 out of 5 NEW RELEASE...CHILDREN'S BOOK BY MICHELLE WEIDENBENNER Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us … [Read more...]

Take a Moment for Mesothelioma

Take a Moment for Mesothelioma

I did not receive any compensation for this post, nor did I ask for any. Today, I am just going to take a moment for mesothelioma to bring more attention to this disease. Did you know that every year, close to 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma and are given an average of 10 months to live? Asbestos exposure is the number one cause of occupational cancer in the US - 30 years after the peak of its use! It can be found in many older homes, schools, factories, and commercial … [Read more...]

Dark Hope by Monica McGurk {Book Review + Giveaway}

Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

Genre: Paranormal, Fiction, Fantasy Pages: 345 Rating: 4 out of 5 For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school. Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope. Soon, Hope’s life is filled … [Read more...]

Traveling Games for Kids

Traveling Games for Kids

We travel approximately once a year, but we drive in the car on an almost daily basis with the kids. Now that the two older ones have gotten older, they get bored easily in the car so we have had to come up with some traveling games for kids! I Spy A classic game of "I spy something..." Using descriptive words for the object you see, others have to guess what you spy. Backseat Bingo Game We used these growing up and it always made for fun! I recommend the cards that have a slide … [Read more...]

Designer Sunglasses Giveaway!


Thank you to VSP, Life as Leels is giving one winner a pair of designer sunglasses (an approximately retail value of $250-$400 depending on the sunglasses!) To enter, you must be a US resident (residing in the US) and 18 years of age or older. All entries are optional, but the more entries you complete, the better your chances. The giveaway will end on Saturday, September 6th at 11:59pm AZ time. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Rallying in Support of a Mini But Mighty Hero Child

Fight with all your might against Childhood Cancer

I am supposed to disclose when I receive "payment" for a post, so I am disclosing that I received an Auntie Annie's pretzel in exchange for this post (which I would have done for free because it is a passion of mine!) I am rallying in support of a "Mini But Mighty" hero child who has fought or is currently battling cancer. For sharing this post - Auntie Anne's will donate $50 in my name to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund one hour of research to fight against childhood … [Read more...]

Back to School Eye Exams

Back to School Eye Exams #SeeMuchMore

There is always so much to do just to prep for back to school; the back to school hair cuts, the school clothes shopping, the school supply shopping, the physicals for the older kids. While you are doing all that, there is one thing you are forgetting - the back to school eye exams! I first had glasses in second grade. I would get constant headaches and after running several tests on my actual head with no real results, we did an eye exam and sure enough, I needed glasses. That was … [Read more...]

Traveling with Baby Diapers: How Not to Go Crazy!

Traveling with Baby Diapers How Not to Go Crazy! #BabyDiapersSavings #shop #cbias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BabyDiapersSavings #CollectiveBias Okay, so I may not be able to help you not go crazy on the traveling bit, but I can help with the baby diapers bit! We travel roughly once a year and when we do, we drive. We travel to one of two places - Arizona to California and back, or Arizona to Minnesota and back. I think it's safe to say that every time we have traveled with … [Read more...]

The Perfect Holiday by Michael Banebrook {Book Review}

The Perfect Holiday by Michael Banebrook

Genre: Romance Pages: 351 Rating: 5 out of 5 At forty-eight, attorney Kori Sarcotti is taking a beating. Her husband is under investigation, the FBI is serving her warrants, and her law firm is sending her on road trips just to get her out of the office. But when her grandmother, and woman who raised her, passes away, things go from bad to unbearable. Not long after her grandmother’s funeral, Kori finds herself stranded in the small town of Mule Creek, where she meets unsophisticated … [Read more...]