Win an #HPFamilyTime Package – Printer & PC!

I received a set of products from HP to help us have more summer fun – and am so excited to share them with you! #HPFamilyTime.

So – I’ve told you guys about how amazing my new HP Pavilion x360 PC is. Then I told you about how rad my new ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One-Printer is. And on Thursday I’ll show you how freakin’ awesome this Instant Ink service through HP is. So stay tuned. Until then – I have a chance for you ladies to win your own set of these cray-mayzing {that’s short for crazy amazing, just to translate for newbies to this site} tech goodies. Check it out:

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Make this a Forever Summer!

Big thank you to The Motherhood and Oshkosh B’gosh for sending me a #ForeverSummer package so that we could share our summer fun with you!

It’s summer time – finally. It feels like spring took forever to get here, and even once it arrived, it was so cold and dreary. But then one day, like a switch had flipped – the sunshine arrived! We opened the pool a few weeks earlier than usual, the kids just got out of school {my nephews spend the summer break with me} – and we’re ready for fun.

Forever Summer - Kids Fashion - #ForeverSummer

We’d hoped for a trip to the beach this summer, somewhere on the Oregon Coast. But, it’s not going to work out for us. But just because there’s no beach doesn’t mean there’s no fun! We’ve got a big in ground pool, sprinklers, water balloons – and the Mister even helped me build a SUPER fun Kiddie Car Wash out of PVC pipe. It’s like a big ride-through sprinkler for the kids, and they love it. {Directions coming soon, but you can see it in the video below – so keep reading :)}

Oshkosh Kid's Summer Fashions

So – since most of our summer fun is spent outdoors and around the water, I was SUPER excited to stock up on summer swimwear for Abby. We headed out for a daytrip about an hour and a half away, to visit Oshkosh in North Bend, Washington. And seriously – how darn cute is this stuff? I mean, I want someone to make this whole outfit in MY size! So fun. Watch the video below to see it in action – her funny dance moves at the beginning are my favorite part!

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Summer PNW Picnic Prize Package!


Welcome to the 3rd annual Savory Summer Giveaway Hop! I have teamed up with our host, the super amazing Measuring Flower - and am joined by an awesome group of bloggers to bring you a compilation of awesome food and food-related prizes! And every prize is at least a $25 value – many are MUCH more!

This is a giveaway hop which means that, after you after entered my giveaway below, you can “hop” on to the next participating blog to enter their giveaway, too. You can find a list with links to all the other bloggers towards the bottom of this post. {The more you visit, the more chances to win!}

2014 grand prize image

Oh, and don’t forget to check out this event’s totally awesomely epic grand prize giveaway - It’s for a 10-piece stainless steel cookware set from Calphalon! How cool is THAT, right?

Collapsible Picnic Basket with Stripes

Win a PNW Picnic Basket Prize!

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Win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!

5year Milestone Giveaway

What U Talking Bout Willis? 5 Year Milestone Giveaway!

One of my favorite, long-time, super amazing bloggers is celebrating FIVE years blogging, and we here at Sunshine and Sippy Cups want to celebrate with “What U Talking Bout Willis” on their 5 Year Blog Anniversary Milestone. One lucky person will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card sent to them via Email. Awesome, right? If you haven’t visited her site before, definitely take a minute to stop by and say hi! :) [Read more...]


Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

This post brought to you by Breyers Gelato Indulgences. All opinions are 100% mine.

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings – these are a few of my favorite things…”The Sound of Music. So, I love a good “night out.” A night with the Mister where I get dolled up, we have a babysitter, and we go out for a meal that someone else makes and cleans up, a movie that’s not Frozen, or some karaoke and dancing with friends. But, that’s not always in the cards. But even when we can’t go out for a date night, that doesn’t mean we can’t have date nights at home. And honestly – my Mister, some snuggle time, and great food and desserts are some of my favorite things, so a date night at home is sometimes even better than going out :) Here are a few ideas we use, that might help jump start your imagination on creating fun date nights at home too….

Date Night at Home Ideas

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Celebrate the Dads Who Care

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland Father’s Day is almost upon us. A time to think about all of the fathers who have made a difference in our lives – our own, friends, or our kiddo’s dads. As much as us women kick butt on a daily basis, there are some amazing men in our lives that need some appreciation too, right? :)

Disney with Mike

One dad that I want to talk about is my Mister – we’ve been together for almost 9 years. He’s the best dad to Abby that I could ever ask for. He works with me in my online business, he does almost all of the cooking {and even the dishes!}, and helps and supports me so much. Love this guy – we make a great team. <3 The picture above is from when we visited Disneyland for the first time, for #DisneySMMoms – it was awesome to have my family with me at an event. And Abby had the most fun I think I’ve ever seen her have! During conference day, he and Abby got to spend a lot of father-daughter bonding time, riding the rides and seeing the sites. It was so great seeing them both smile so much!

So to celebrate all of those real amazing dads out there, and recognize all the ways that they show that they care -Dove Men+Care has launched a really moving new campaign. Check out the video below…

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Disney’s Frozen – Big Giveaway Event!

Because you KNOW that Frozen is pretty much our favorite movie in years – and I wake up in the middle of the night singing the songs in my head – I had to join the fun to bring you guys this giveaway and chance to win! Also – I know how hard it can be to find Elsa dolls – so that alone felt like a public service to help with :) Have fun entering – and good luck!

The frenzy that is Disney’s movie “Frozen” is still going full swing! Kids of all ages are obsessed with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Parents are waiting in line for three hours with their children to meet the characters at the Disney theme parks! I was lucky enough to get to meet them myself at Disney Social Media Moms -

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