Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

Chevy and Corporate Responsibility

Chevy, or Chevrolet gets what it means to do the right thing. Chevy, owned by General Motors is a company that helps individuals and nonprofits. Although GM is going through some tough times with recalls right now, they continue to do good works. According to the International Chamber of Commerce, corporate responsibility is “corporate responsibility is the commitment by companies to manage their activities in a responsible way. More broadly, CR includes efforts by business to contribute to the society in which it operates.” Chevy and Nonprofits On April 12, 2014 the first 2015 … [Read more...]

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100 Good Deeds Bracelet #Giveaway #1GD

As a fan of classic movies I am fascinated by the portrayal of acts of kindness to both friends and strangers alike.  Now many of us can't be courteous or gracious to others. It may be due to fear, living a busy life or isolation. The Pay It Forward movement brought back the thoughtfulness and caring for others. The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet, which I was given to review, reminds us to perform acts of kindness. PLEASE NOTE - The end date for this giveaway has changed. It is now June 23rd! Review of 100 Good Deeds Bracelet Made by "vulnerable women" in Haiti, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia and … [Read more...]

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Memorable Family Vacation #TMOM

This sponsored post is part of a campaign where I will be a panelist for a Twitter Party. Please note that you can enter the contest for a Diamond Resort 7 day vacation below. Cruises mean relaxation, getting pampered and delicious, never ending food. One cruise I took stands out for me for emotional reasons, though. About 12 years ago, I took my two daughters on a Disney cruise. My mom came along too. It was a bonding experience, and a memorable family vacation. My daughters are 12 years apart. Alicia is the older, Sammi, the younger. When I shared the news about my pregnancy, … [Read more...]

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Sonic Summer Shakes Should Stay #SummerofShakes

Sonic, who gave me a gift card for this post,  is always updating their menu items. Their Summer Shakes trio - Chocolate Covered Jalapeño, OREO Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel – are on the menu now. I know it sounds odd, but the Jalapeño shake is the real deal. It’s not a joke like their Kale Cream Pie Shake (April Fools!). Sonic’s shakes are made with real ice cream and are hand-mixed. And like the Kale shake, I’m not into the spicy Chocolate Covered Jalapeno shake. But, the others…give them to me now! As a fan of milk shakes I’ve become an aficionado. Sonic stands up there with the best … [Read more...]

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Help Us Help A Blogger Beat Cancer #AmandasArmy

When the blogging community comes together to support a blogger in need, it proves that we can be a collective force without barriers. Right now we are banding together to help a blogger beat cancer. Amanda @highimpactmom has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is only 32. She has two daughters. She is a friend who is always willing to help others. Really. She is also fierce. And has started fighting this awful type of cancer as soon as she was diagnosed. With her positive attitude, faith and support system she is going to kick cancer's ass. Many of us are raising money in various … [Read more...]

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