My current wash day Routine

I promised a couple of weeks ago that I would share my wash day routine. Honestly, I forgot. Its totally my fault. So here I am, crawling back and asking for your forgiveness as I share what I do. Some of the things I do, I adapted for a couple natural YouTube ladies and I'll share who they are so you can follow them if you like. So let's get started! Pre-poo! I start with dirty dry hair and seperating into 4 sections. I take coconot oil straight to the hair and work it into the one section. … [Continue reading...]

How to finally own your dream car!

This is a partial article. Looking for my full guest post? Check out my post at Maserati of Baltimore. That car you've been dreaming about for years seems so far off that you can't even taste it anymore, right? Sometimes it feels that way to me. Dreaming about the car that you've been looking at for months (and sometimes years) can make you feel kind of crazy, especially as you climb into the car that you bought because you could afford it. Well, here are some ways to make sure that the car … [Continue reading...]

What’s the deal with electric cars?

This is a partial acticle. Looking for my full guest post? Check out my post at BMW of Towson.

I’m not surprised that eletric cars have become more and more part of the norm in the United States. At one point, no one new how much a charge could hold a car, let alone get them where they needed to go day in and day out. Now, there are charging stations at my local mall. I find that kind of awesome.

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October is meant for Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Picking

Last year I wrote a post about how we went to Lynd’s Farm to pick our own pumpkins. We loved it so much that we did it again this year with my husband in tow. My favorite part of visiting Lynd’s Farms is that we get to pick our own pumpkins. They have fields spread out with tons of pumpkins in different sizes and sometimes you have to search for the perfect pumpkin for you.

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Win a Big Book of Savings!

The Big Book of Savings

This giveaway is sponsored. I was compensated to host this giveaway. All opinions listed below are my own.

Everyone loves savings right? I mean, if you were handed a coupon for the exact thing you put it in your cart at the grocery store, you’d take it! I mean especially if you got one everytime it happened. I’d do it… and get more food! Well, Right now, Ryan’s HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet are offering a Big Book of Savings!

The Big Book of Savings

The popular buffet restaurants Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet are introducing limited-edition copies of The Big Book of Savings, filled with more than $75 in discounts. The coupon books are available for purchase for $10 at any of the 324 family restaurants, and is available for just $5 for senior guests (age 60 and above). Each coupon booklet features 25 coupons. Offers include discounts on breakfast, lunch and dinner, and feature BOGOs, “Two Can Dine” offers, specially discounted meal pricing, and more.

Coupons may be redeemed at any of the restaurants and are valid through November 26, 2014. Offers may not be combined, but guests may purchase an unlimited number of books while supplies last.

Well, I’m here to giveaway a couple Big Book of Savings coupon books! Oh and don’t worry, there will be 4 winners so better chance for everyone! Just fill out the giveaway tools form below to enter to win. This giveaway ends October 25 2014 at 11:59pm est and is open to the US only.

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Alexander and the Very Bad Day in Theaters!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I was sent screening tickets to see the movie before it was released. All opinions below are my own.

I remember reading this book when I was younger and I’m proud to say that my children often read it now because it hasn’t gone out of style. Its one of those books that reminds you to just live your day, even it IS terrible and horrible and all that. This is why I was so excited to take my boys to see the movie when I heard it was in the making.

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New Chuggington DVD: Chuggineers Ready to Build

Chuggineers Ready to Build

I was sent a copy of the DVD for our own personal review. All opinions below are my own.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We love trains in this house. Especially Noah. He loves to play with trains and watches every show and movie he can find about trains. So he was super happy to find out about the newest Chuggington DVD to be released. This one is definitely one that he loves because its called Chuggineers Ready to Build.

Chuggineers Ready to Build

Chuggington: Chuggineers Ready to Build shows off the hard working adventures of the trains. Brewster happens to be the one train that pretty much stars in all the episodes. I like these episodes because it shows that trains don’t just take you somewhere, they help put down new rails (as well as other things). There are 5 action packed (at least for kids) episodes that your child can learn how train missions work.

I think Noah’s favorite episode was “Back up Brewster”. Watching the trains rescue another one was kind of cool if I say so myself. They even had to ask for help because the Mega Chug Crane was so heavy and they were pushing it up hill. But of course they made it work and all was ok by the end of the episode. This DVD is filled with 64 minutes of episodes but also includes some bonus features like a music video! Don’t forget to check those out.

Chuggington:Chuggineers Ready to Build is released tomorrow (October 14th 2014) and you can pre-order it at any location that sells DVDs. Enter to win a copy for yourself right here! Fill out the giveaway tools form below to enter. This giveaway is open to the US only and ends October 31st 2014 at 11:59pm est.
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Simple and Easy Pumpkin Banana Bread

pumpkin banana bread

I’m a mom who works at home but doesn’t always have as much time as I want to bake and cook all the time. Yeah, sometimes I’m just lazy but some days its just me from 7:30am til 10pm.. then you have to add in getting both boys to and from school, soccer practice (or a game) and any other things I have to do so sometimes I need a simple recipe to make something delicious. And duh, its pumpkin season!

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Having fun with my camera

Ashley C Thompson photography

Earlier this year, I started my photography business. I felt like this was something I’d have fun with, and I do. I love catching famiy moments and being able to share them with the families. I finally got the chance to do a new session for one of my best friends… who I did a family session for way before I wanted to get more professional. My first attempted at a hired photographer was fun. Back in 2011, all I had was a point and shoot camera, but it was one of the more expensive ones. I wanted all the options I could find before I picked up a DSLR. We still own that camera and I miss it, but I love my Nikon.

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Warm up with Chili featuring Red Gold Tomatoes

Quick and Easy Chili

I was sent a gift pack fom Red Gold Tomatoes to create a recipe. All opinions listed below are my own.

Now that the cold weather is setting in, its time to think food that will warm us up. I’ve always been a sucker for chili: whether its been cooked for hours or its something quick and easy because I’ve been busy. Red Gold Tomatoes helps me make one of my favorite dishes and keeps me moving. With my 2 little boys, I can’t just spend hours in the kitchen. So every once in a while, I make my Quick and Easy Chili which the whole family loves.

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