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Paddington-Inspired Family “Gratefulness” Free Printables!

Do your kids like Paddington Bear? Inspired by the new Paddington movie arriving in theaters this month, I've created something to help teach our families! Paddington Bear is one of our favorite story characters. I remember reading the stories when I was younger, and my kids have loved to read them, too. Of course Paddington is lovable, but one of our favorite qualities he shows is … [Read more...]

Guests? Tips for a 15-Minute Quick Clean

One of my family's most cherished traditions is the ten-minute tidy. I'm lying about that -- it's not very cherished by my kids! But I've found it to be super effective to get the accumulated clutter cleaned up -- and sometimes even counters and floors cleaned, too! With the ten-minute tidy in mind, I've worked up a few ideas for a 15-minute quick clean, just in time to practice it when holiday … [Read more...]

Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway Blog Hop!! (30 Winners!)

  I love home decor -- and when it's a bargain and beautiful, it's even better. So, for the third year in a row, I'm sharing my favorite things in 2014 ... and giving them away! You could win some amazing gifts for yourself or a loved one! Plus, 29 of my friends are giving away their favorite things, too! (See below for what all of my creative blogger friends are giving away, … [Read more...]

Win Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment (over $200 value!)

I've been working on taking time for myself this last year -- which as you know, is extra hard to do as a mom! I knew I needed to work on being healthier and happier. I took up running (I'm excited to share more about that soon, too). And I've been eating much healthier. And I've also learned that when I look better, I feel better. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time outside in the sun. I … [Read more...]

Capture Video Memories on Your iPhone – And Win a $500 Target Gift Card! #OneDayApp

Now that I've been carrying a camera phone, I've been much better at capturing snapshots of the everyday with my family! It's fun to have a lot of spur-of-the-moment photos (even though that means there's a lot more to sort through!). What I haven't been as good at is capturing video footage of the kids. Sure, we would remember to use the video camera or smartphone when we're on vacation -- at … [Read more...]

Beauty Night @ Enlighten: Discounts, Prizes, Fun!

I've been talking on the blog and on Facebook and Instagram about my "me" makeover -- I've lost weight, taken up running, and have been eating better and taking better care of myself! As part of that, I just started using a new skin care line sold by Enlighten Laser Cosmetics, and I love it! While I was there, they offered to give Tatertots & Jello readers a special party with special … [Read more...]

How do YOU have fun? Join me at the SLC Color Run this Saturday! #ShoutItOut

(This post sponsored by Shout) This year I've learned about the importance of taking time for myself and to have fun. I started running this year. (I've also lost weight and gained energy!)   (Image from my recent Instagram post.) My daughter participated in a Color Run last year and it looked so fun!  So when Shout contacted me about this Saturday's 5K Color Run in Salt Lake … [Read more...]

Outlander Series: Enter for a Chance To Win A Trip To Scotland!

This post sponsored by Time Warner Cable Have you been watching the new Time Warner Cable Series on Starz, Outlander? It's my favorite book series brought to life (I introduced it here) -- and I'm really enjoying the new series! Haven't seen any of it yet?  Time Warner Cable is also offering a cool sneak preview on three screens -- check it out! I'm loving the … [Read more...]

Back To School Pinterest Party This Sunday: Win Awesome Prizes!

I'm hosting an awesome Back to School party on Pinterest this Sunday night with 12 other talented bloggers! Not only will this fun party be full of back to school ideas, but you can enter for a chance to win one of four awesome prizes LIVE during the party! Join us Sunday night -- but you must pre-register and be present to win -- I'll show you how below! ' A Pinterest party means a fun night … [Read more...]

Fun #BackToSchool Activities – and 25% Off Kiwi Crate For You!

This post sponsored by Kiwi Crate Have you heard of Kiwi Crate? It's an awesome service aimed at preschool- to elementary-school kids. Moms (and Dads!) can subscribe and receive a new kit every month that includes 2-3 fun (and educational) projects!   My favorite part -- each kit comes complete with everything you'll need for the projects, cute and complete instruction books, … [Read more...]