The Perfect Summer Cure for Mosquitoes! #BlogReview #Summer #Bugsoff #USFG @ThermaCELL


I wrote a blog post recently about this amazing product Thermacell and I was actually able to test it out!

Today was the perfect evening to test it, the kids were playing outside with their neighborhood friends and I was watering the garden and grass. We live in south Texas and mosquitoes are always around. I also know how bad spraying my children with insect repellent every time they go outside can add up to negative consequences for their health. As Nadia said there can be phthalates, a group of industrial chemicals used to make plastics more flexible or resilient and also as solvents in bug repellents that we are putting onto our skin. Back to the Thermacell because I really like that it can protect my kids without me having to spray or slather them up with anything.


I put it together in under 2 minutes tops, it was really quite simply to assemble. It  was working in under 5 minutes and no sign of mosquitoes the whole time we were outside.

Thermacell is something I would recommend for everyone to have  when outside. I would have loved to take this camping earlier this summer. I can’t wait to bring it to the beach and daycare playground the mosquitoes are terrible there. I hope it keeps the flies away too! Next time we cookout I will let you all know.

Thermacell has the perfect design for your outing whether your relaxing in your own backyard, camping, or hunting.

You can grab you and your family one now and use code “FamilyGuide2016” at checkout on for 20% off your order of $40 or more!
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If your planning to do Summer Camping, this is a must have! #Summer #Camping


Want to enjoy the outdoors with your family uninterrupted? Thermacell Trailblazer and Scout Camp Lanterns provide hours of bright light and proven protection from mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects.


Thermacell products are effective in warding off biting insects. The repellent creates a 15 x 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitoes, black flies and other flying insects.
Thermacell products have been recognized by leading entomologists and outdoor writers as the solution to making outdoor activities enjoyable.

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Online Block Party hosted by Open Hands

Welcome to the Online Block Party, hosted by Open Hands.
We have teamed up with several other great bloggers to bring you ideas that will help make your summer BBQ or Block Party a huge success! We also have a great giveaway with a retail value of over $400 that one lucky winner will receive!
Enjoy our post for this event & then enter the giveaway below. You also will want to be sure to check out the other great blogs participating in the event.
Today I am sharing 3 great summer salads (from amazing foodie bloggers) and ideas for fresh summer fruit!
Summer time in southern AZ and NM is so HOT-and fresh salads and fruit are always a great choice for us! Today I am sharing a few recipes I am saving for our summer time get togethers and hope you and your family will enjoy them too!
The first is the BBQ Chicken Salad from I Heart Nap Time, which has black bean salsa!
The next one is a Citrus Spinach Salad with a Orange Balsamic Dressing from Nest of Posies, if you have never had a balsamic dressing this is a must try!
Last is a Classic Cobb Salad that you cannot go wrong with from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
The last thing I wanted to share were these AMAZING fresh fruit cakes. I absolutely love them and can’t wait to make one for our summer cook out get togethers!
Fresh Fruit Cakes
A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors : Daddy N Company , Brylane Home & Wildtree with Kelly Velasco.


One winner will receive: Hickory Smoked Grapeseed Oil, Herb Grilling Marinade & Cactus Pete’s Agave BBQ Sauce from Wildtree ; a Chef Daddy Apron from Daddy N Company and a Grilling Gazebo from Brylane Home.
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Figleaves for the Perfect Fitting Swimsuit! #Sponsored #MC


I cannot tell you, how much I hate swimsuit shopping, especially now that I have had children! Things are just not where they used to be. Thankfully, I recently received the opportunity to try out. I found the perfect swimsuit from their site which offers so many amazing suits that fit all different body shapes! I was amazed to find that they offer brasized swim separates to ensure a perfect fit for all. On top of that their cup sizes range from AA-GG, and styles of swimsuits vary from classic one-piece swimsuits, to fashion forward bikinis, to chic tankinis.


Summer is right around the corner and I need a swimsuit that I am comfortable in like yesterday because our kids have the pool, the beach, and water parks on their summer to-do lists! I have had trouble in the past finding a great fit that I was comfortable running after my kids in. At, I no longer have to worry about the top of my swimsuit slipping off or being too tight because they offer bra-sized swimsuits to fit me up top perfectly with no worries. I would really recommend checking them out if you have a hard time finding a great fit up top because that is a very important aspect of a great fitting swimsuit. When your swimsuit fits well you can let go of all the worries and focus on what matter most FUN with your FAMILY.

My suit!

 I picked the Icon Colour Block Panel Shaping Swimsuit! I love it! It’s a shaping swimsuit so it really helps those areas, that haven’t quite bounced back from birth, look good! The color is perfect-black really helps hide my imperfections and the lighter gray color highlights the good areas and makes my waist look slimmer. (Which I LOVE!) Another thing I really love is the suit’s material, it is the perfect blend of polyester and elastic, and it is quick drying. It also is chlorine resistant which will help it last longer and has UV protection (UVP 50+)-important for safe summer fun.


Be sure to check out their entire selection of swimsuits available this season! Plus now through June 15th you can receive 10% off all full priced items on with the code LOVE2014 – entered at checkout.

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”