Wendy’s Frosty Weekend!

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This weekend, Wendy’s has something that you can all do together to help other families! And it’s yummy, too!

Now through June 17th, anyone can help children in foster care find permanent, loving homes.

Continuing its Father’s Day Frosty Weekend tradition for the sixth year in a row, Wendy’s is inviting customers to help raise money for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. This signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is dedicated to finding permanent adoptive families for children in foster care. Here’s what you need to know:

Who: Everyone! And dad, too!

What: Help Wendy’s make a big donation to Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that is dedicated to finding permanent adoptive families for children in foster care. They want to beat last year’s $1.4 million donation! Let’s help them get there!

When: Father’s Day Weekend (June 16 – 17)

How: There are three ways to donate:

1. Buy any Frosty product: On Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, for each Frosty product purchased, participating Wendy’s will donate 50-cents to Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. (includes the original, parfaits, shakes and floats).

2. Use a mobile-friendly website to check in at Wendy’s: Wendy’s will donate 50-cents for every customer that checks in at Wendy’s restaurants during Father’s Day Weekend (June 16 and 17 only) using Wendy’s special mobile-friendly website found at www.wendys.com/treatitforward.

3. Re-tweet: Now through Father’s Day, re-tweet one of @Wendys special Twitter posts with the hashtag #TreatItFwd—and Wendy’s will make a 50-cent donation. You can follow @Wendys on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wendys.

True Confessions:  I was provided with a Wendy’s gift card in exchange for posting this information.

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Have Fun Building with the LEGO Summer Brickation in Myrtle Beach!


We take LEGO®s very seriously in this house.

Like, super seriously.

Spend copious amounts of money on collectible Star Wars’ LEGO®s serious.

And, recently, I’ve started jonesing for the Lord of the Rings LEGO® sets.  I already have two…

So news of a LEGO® Summer Brickation makes all of us in this house giddy.

If you’re headed to Myrtle Beach {or Lake Tahoe or Traverse City or Branson} this summer {June 6th through July 17th}, you definitely want to check this out!

Happening at Broadway at the Beach, the LEGO® Summer Brickation will have a LEGO® Myrtle Beach mosaic, life size models, a cityscape, games, fun challenges, photo opportunities, and more!

Oh, and of course they’ll have bricks there for you to build to your heart’s content.

If you or your kids love LEGO®s, this is the place to be.  It’s completely FREE!


Let’s kick off this fun event with a giveaway!

Enter below to win a LEGO® prize pack {LEGO® Club magazine, 10 Bricks to Click – pack of 10 bricks with building instructions, and a pirate hat!}!

True Confessions:  I was compensated for this post.  We do, however, really love LEGOs and I’m hoping we can visit a Brickation soon!

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Releasing my eBook and heading out for Reviewer’s Retreat was such a whirlwind I haven’t had a chance to hop on and let you guys know I’m on vacation!

I have spotty internet and will be heading back home on Friday to spend a much needed few days with my husband!

I’ll catch you guys next week!


Sweet Critique: AboutOne

AboutOne New

AboutOne is back and better than every baby!

I fell in love with it back in August, and I’m excited that they contacted me to give the new version a whirl.


Total awesomeness, that’s what!

To be more thorough:  AboutOne is a digital household management system.

It’s designed to help busy families keep track of the important information they need without having to spend a ton of time doing it.

By storing information on your family, medical histories, possessions, photos, and more, you have an always-accessible file cabinet, ready when you are.

They’re adding more features as we speak, which means this will turn into a robust family management system that will work wonderfully with any existing system you have in place.


I know what you might be thinking:  “I already use my paper planner/Gmail/Google Calendar for this information.”

Yes, yes you do.  That’s why AboutOne didn’t focus on mere appointment tracking.

This program is designed for heavy-duty long-term usage.

It’s designed to store important documents that you might not need on a daily basis, but would come in handy one day while out running an errand.

It’s designed to help you remember those oh-so-simple yet sweet moments in life.

It’s designed to help you keep track of family members’ medical histories.

It’s designed to help you keep track of home and car maintenance.

I could go on and on.  This is what I love about this program.

Sure, I have the immediate things on my calendar.  But, when I’m out-of-town and need to call the nurse line to ask a question about something Babydoll might need to be taken to the emergency room for, I am a little too panicked and preoccupied to remember exactly how the doctor phrased her penicillin allergy or what type of asthma inhaler she specifically has.

That information is entered into AboutOne and I can access it from anywhere.

Another great example they give on the site is babysitting instructions.  We don’t go out often, which means we don’t have pre-written babysitter instructions.

Pulling together information from AboutOne {medical history, emergency contacts, alarm passcodes, etc.} allows me to easily print and go.

See the awesome?

I can manage my entire family, including pets, from this program.  {Yes, yes I do need to add a picture of Vince.}

I mentioned that the new version is in beta right now, so I haven’t been able to access all of the awesome, but they did send me screen shots that I absolutely must share with you.

These show you the potential of this program:


Yes!!  They have awesomesauce security in place, the same kind your bank uses.

You can read all about it here.


I really can’t recommend this to you guys enough.  It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s awesome.

I’d also like to point out one last thing, because this concerned me at first too:  use AboutOne as you go.

I thought I needed to take large quantities of time to scan important documents in and set it all up.  You don’t.

Sure, taking a few minutes to get the basics in is important, but I was up and going in about five minutes.

Do a little of the “historical” work here and there, as you can.  Otherwise, just enter information as it begins to unfold.

Have you used AboutOne before?  Tell me what you thought in the comments!

True Confessions:  I was compensated for this post, but it does contain my honest opinions and views.  I LOVE AboutOne and really think you guys should give it a try, it’s great!

GIVEAWAY! Limited Edition Godiva Coffee


Sharing stories, memories and special moments over coffee is a time-honored tradition and what better way to start Mother’s Day than with the indulgent Mother’s Day flavors of Godiva Coffee.

According to a Wakefield Research study (conducted for Godiva Coffee), 87% of Americans (moms included) believe it’s the quality of time spent with Mom, not the quantity of time, that’s most important.

To treat Mom this year, Godiva Coffee is offering two special limited edition flavors: Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Roasted Almond.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to give a great gift—or to pamper mom. Serving and gifting Godiva  coffee is a great way to connect with Mom, and show her you care.

With special flavors for Mother’s Day and priced just under $10, GODIVA Coffee invites you to honor mom  and share the special moments of Mother’s Day over a delicious cup of Godiva Coffee.

Crafted from medium-roasted, 100% Arabica beans with flavors inspired by the famed Chocolatier’s most popular truffles, Godiva Coffee can be enjoyed by all.

Whether you share the special Dark Chocolate Raspberry or Roasted Almond Godiva Coffee Mother’s Day blend, Godiva Coffee lets you share a luxurious gift at an affordable price.

Godiva Coffee is offering ready-made gift packs and 11-oz. bags of ground coffee, making Mother’s Day pampering effortless.

This Mother’s Day, Godiva Coffee is offering a coffee sampler giveaway. Indulge mom with this gift pack that includes:

  • One (1) bag of Dark Chocolate Raspberry coffee, which was inspired by our double chocolate raspberry truffle. This medium roast coffee pairs rich, Godiva dark chocolate with rich, ripe raspberry flavor.
  • One (1) bag of Roasted Almond coffee, which is a medium roast coffee inspired by one of our favorite nut truffles.  Sweet, honey roasted almond butter flavor with a creamy Godiva milk chocolate finish.

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