My Summer Survival Must Have!

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Now that summertime is officially here, we are spending as much time outdoors as possible and I am sure you are too. I cannot get enough of this amazing view!

Summer is a great time to try new outdoor activities, and that usually means some sort of mess.


When my kids were younger I made sure I always had a way to clean up the messes on the go.

Even though our kiddos have both grown up and moved away to start their own lives, we still make sure to keep Wet Ones® with us just in case.

There are tons of reasons to add Wet Ones® to your summer survival arsenal along with bug spray, sunscreen and band aids.

Below you’ll find 10 reasons Wet Ones® can save summer.

  1. When melted ice cream turns into a sticky disaster.
  2. After playing at the playground.
  3. Perfect for camping.
  4. Sandy beach hands.
  5. After catching bugs, frogs and other critters.
  6. Porta Potty…need I say more?
  7. Petting Farms (antibacterial wipes are perfect for this)
  8. While visiting theme parks.
  9. After messy barbecue dinners.
  10. My most favorite place to use these is on the fishing boat!

They are perfect for cleaning up after baiting your hook or catching a slippery fish.

My husband and I love to head out to a nearby lake to enjoy the day whenever possible.

He fishes and I usually end up reading or taking a ton of pictures.

I never liked fishing. My husband used to go alone or with one of our kids, but I always stayed home.

One day I decided to tag along with zero intentions of liking it at all.

Can I just say that fishing can be SO much fun even if you don’t actually fish (like me). Being outdoors, in nature does something to my soul.  I always head home afterwards feeling so refreshed.

The last thing I want to think about is the bait juice on my hubby’s hands. That’s why we keep a package in the boat ready to use whenever he needs it.

They really are SO convenient and necessary for your summer survival toolkit.

This is my outdoor adventure bag…A.K.A Summer Survival Tool Bag.

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What makes Wet Ones® able to save summer?

  • Antibacterial Wipes kill 99.99% of germs
  • Tough on dirt and germs, but gentle on skin
  • Convenient 2-in-1 way to wipe out dirt and messes and kill 99.99% of germs when soap and water aren’t readily available.
  • Moisturizing aloe inside each wipe, making them easy on skin for even the littlest of hands
  • Hypoallergenic
  • America’s #1 Hand Wipe*
    *#1 claim based on scan data for 52 weeks ending 1/23/16
  • Cleans better than hand sanitizers

During the summer it makes sense to keep a package in every vehicle just in case you find yourself in a messy, sticky summery situation.

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You can choose from several varieties:
•    Wet Ones® Fresh Scent Antibacterial Hand Wipes
•    Wet Ones® Citrus Scent Antibacterial Hand Wipes
•    Wet Ones® Sensitive Skin Extra Gentle Hand Wipes

I stopped in at Walmart the other day to grab some so we will have them in my bag next time we head out on the boat for the day.

How do YOU use these?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes.  The opinions and texts are all mine. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sam’s Club Membership Giveaway

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CheezItUp Giveaway

Enter to win one of ten FREE Sam’s Club memberships today!

FREE Burpee Bee & Butterfly Garden Seeds

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Burpee is giving away FREE Bee & Butterfly Pollinator Garden Seeds!

Enroll your child in Burpee’s Summer Camp program today and we’ll send you 2 garden activities by email each day starting June 20th through June 24th.

Plus, for a limited time, you can also request a free Pollinator Garden Seeds from Burpee.

These activities are great for all ages and include arts & crafts to scavenger hunts. They will learn about garden insects, the changing needs of plants as they grow, and why pollinators are so important! it will be fun and educational for everyone!

Request your Burpee Bee & Butterfly Garden here. 

How to Get a FREE American Dreamer Shirt

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What is an American Dreamer?

I spent a lot of time dreaming about what my life could be like when I was a child living in poverty. As I grew older I realized that dreams don’t just happen, they take an enormous amount of hard work and sacrifice.

This “American Dreamer” shirt really speaks to me as I believe The American Dreamer looks challenges in the eye and pushes through barriers placed before them.

What is the American dream? The idea that every American has the right to success and prosperity through hard work and determination.

What challenges and successes have you had while going for the American dream?

I have refused to be limited by the statistics that tell me that I should have continued the cycle of poverty, abuse and addiction.

It takes a lot of determination to rise up above your circumstances and reach for success. But that is exactly what I am continuing to strive for.

My husband and I had the crazy dream when we were struggling to buy a gallon of milk all those years ago that we could create a brand new path to follow other than the one that was given to us that would lead to another generation of marginalized living.

We weren’t only thinking of ourselves though, but also our children and our children’s children. This is a new path that they will be able to follow for generations to come.

CaptureCents of Style is offering these American Dreamer shirts FREE with every order of $30 or more.

Plus they have a ton of great stuff on sale that you can get just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July!!

031616-Cents-Of-Style-Lyric-flag-poncho_web01_grandePlease note, the FREE shirt will be offered with a pop-up upon checkout with any purchase that is $30 or more. This offer is not valid with any other coupon code or promotion. Limit one shirt per order/customer. Only one free shirt will ship per order. We will ensure that each qualified order receives the free t-shirt.

These orders will ship next week in time for the 4th of July!

Shop early for the best selections.

Nuts About Dad Father’s Day Gift + Free Printable!

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Nuts About You Dad

This is a fun and frugal Father’s Day Gift Idea!

Just grab a Mason Jar and fill it with whichever kind of nuts dad likes best. If you don’t have a mason jar, you can switch it up and use any jar you have around the house.

Then decorate your jar of nuts and stick on the printable Nuts About Dad Father’s Day Gift Label and you are all set!

1 Quart Mason Jar
Dad’s Favorite Nuts
Printable Label (included)
Yarn, Ribbons, Twine for decoration


Print the supplied label and trim to fit.

Using a glue stick, affix it to the jar.

Fill the jar with nuts.

Decorate with ribbons, etc.

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Father’s Day Gifts for Every Outdoorsman

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6.9 Amazon Round Up Father's Day Gifts for Outdoorsman

My hubby loves all things to do with the outdoors!

It really does not matter to him if he is fishing, hunting, camping or hiking as long as it involves being in the outdoors.

He says he really loves the peace and quiet that comes from spending time in nature and I can’t say I blame him.

Here is a great list of Father’s Day Gift Ideas, you are sure to find something that the dads in your life will love.


Gifts for a Hiker:

Gifts for a Fisherman:

  1. Plano Angled Tackle System — $37.96
  2. Delk Ultimate Fishing Tool — $18.95
  3. Amco Rub Away Bar — $9.20
  4. Life Is Good Tee — $15.95
  5. Rapala Fishing Tool Combo Pack — $26.99


Gifts for a Hunter: