About Shelley

Mother of two... My son, Adam, 13, and my daughter, Chesney, 10, occupy pretty much all of my time. Otherwise, I love blogging (obviously), hoopdance, running, paintball, reading, swimming, biking, kayaking, gardening... yeah, I like being outside.
UPDATE: I just graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Benedictine University! :D I hope to complete an internship in the next couple years to earn my RD.
You can also connect with me on Google+

Tomorrowland Movie is Great for the Whole Family – Review and Printables


Earlier this week I had the honor of attending an advance screening of Disney's Tomorrowland movie. Don't worry, I won't spoil anything if you haven't seen it yet. But I seriously suggest you see it as soon as you can! It hits theaters everywhere TONIGHT! (May 22, 2015.) While I saw this movie for free with my family, all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. So excited! Headed into the … [Read more...]

Beauty Supply from Outside the Gene Pool #beautystory

My personal beauty supply #BeautyStory #spon

Possessing beauty is often thanks to being part of a fortunate gene pool. But often it's because of knowledge, grace, and etiquette passed on by those outside of our family members--girlfriends, celebrities, bloggers... Beauty can be taught. I'm going to tell you my #beautystory about my go-to beauty supply found in two of my close friends. Jennifer already told you about some inspiring beauties … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Quinoa Tabouli Salad with Sprouts Recipe

Delicious and fresh heart healthy tabouli salad with quinoa and sprouts

Tabouli salad is one of my favorite snacks and/or side dish. It is fresh, lemony, crisp, and I swear you can actually feel it making you healthier. With heart healthy fats, fiber and countless phytonutrients to boost your eyes and immune system, this stuff is simply amazing...and delicious. I've used affiliate links in this post where applicable, but that has not swayed any content on this … [Read more...]

Best Booster Seat for a Happy Baby – Graco Swivi Seat Review

Happy baby, productive mom. Graco Swivi Seat Booster review #spon

Having a happy baby is the best way to have a happy mom--and dad too. But what about those of us with babies that aren't very good coping with not being held 24 hours a day? I'd like to introduce the Graco Swivi Seat 3-in1 Booster. This product was received free of charge in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Happy Baby - Happy Mom A happy baby makes a … [Read more...]

10 Tips on How To Talk to Your Teen About Underage Drinking #ABFamilyTalk

setting a good example for the kiddos. #ABFamilyTalk #IC #spon

Talking to your kids about underage drinking can be an awkward nightmare. But it's crazy important. So I'm happy to present some awesome tips inspired by Anheuser-Busch's Family Talk About Drinking Program. I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Anheuser-Busch's Family Talk About Drinking Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my … [Read more...]

Getting Enough Sleep Saves Lives #GoToBed Mattress Giveaway

Restonic is here to help you sleep! #GoToBed

If you read my last post about the Top 10 Sleep Distractions, then you know just how ridiculously exhausted I am. Sadly, I know I am not alone. However, I'm happy to report that since writing that post a month ago, I've made some simple changes and they have helped tremendously! This post is sponsored by Restonic and PTPA, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Getting Enough Sleep The … [Read more...]

Give Mom the Best Mother’s Day Gift that Lasts Forever

Best Mother's Day gift ever. The Montage Photo book. #MothersDay #Gift #spon

While you should treat your mother wonderfully on a daily basis, there are a few days out of the year that she deserves to be honored a little extra. Her birthday, YOUR birthday, Valentine's day, and obviously Mother's Day. This Mother's Day I'd like to show you the best gift you could ever give mom. It's something she'll cherish and it is a gift that lasts forever. This post is sponsored by … [Read more...]

10 Fun and Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Entertained

10 Fun and Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Entertained

10 fun and cheap ways to keep kids entertained Every parent dreads hearing the words “I’m bored!” Keeping the little ones occupied and finding activities that don’t break the bank is a common challenge for parents. Psychologists have found that boredom isn’t necessarily a sign of laziness on the child's or parent’s side, the Wall Street Journal reports, but is often fueled by frustration and … [Read more...]

Fun and Filthy Girl Power #Mudderella2015

Join our team! #Mudderella2015 #Chicago #spon

Calling all women in need of a little good clean filthy fun: I'm so excited to announce that we've put together a team to embrace fun and filthy girl power at Mudderella! I'd like to encourage all of you to sign up with our team if you're in the Chicago area, or create your own team for an event near you! I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I … [Read more...]

Top 10 Sleep Distractions and How To Squish Them #GoToBed

Heeby Jeeby Factor for Lice: 10+ So everyone slept with tea tree oil on their heads. You know, who needs to sleep well anyway? #GoToBed

Everyone seems to take sleep for granted nowadays. We all justify losing it over work, relationship drama, TV shows, books, chores... While we are all juggling these wretched sleep distractions, we must not forget how important sleep is for our bodies, minds, and souls. This post is sponsored by Restonic, all thoughts and opinions shared are my own. My Top 10 Sleep Distractions 10. Work. It … [Read more...]

TeamSnap App Saves Time, Effort, and Hassle

TeamSnap App Saves Time, Effort, and Hassle

I'm a mom of two kids. My oldest, Adam, is in Tae Kwon Do. I can't tell you how many times I've either never gotten the memo on scheduling changes or how many times my son has gotten sick, and everyone was wondering where he was. It can be a pain, and that's what I'm really excited about the TeamSnap app. This app allows parents, coaches, and administrators to quickly and easily stay in touch on … [Read more...]

Keeping It Real With Danny Collins #DannyCollinsMovie


I was crazy lucky to be invited to a screening of Danny Collins a couple weeks ago. After watching the movie we were even able to meet the writer/director, Dan Fogelman! Despite getting this awesome opportunity free of charge, I'm sharing my honest opinions with you. Danny Collins Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970's rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his … [Read more...]

Encourage Kids to Read More with Kindle and Printables

The new Amazon Kindle is making my kids read more and I made printable reading coupons for even more fun! #KindleforKids #Clevergirls #spon

Did you know March is National Reading Month? This is certainly one theme I can get excited about. Here in Chiberia, we've been reading together an awful lot due to being trapped in the house to avoid lung-stopping cold temperatures. The joy of reading has not come naturally to either of my kids and I don't want to force them and turn it into a punishment. I want them to read more because they … [Read more...]

The Most Unusual Cosmetic Surgeries

Top 5 Most Unusual Plastic Surgeries

Unusual Cosmetic Surgeries More Widely Available Breast augmentation, nose jobs and Botox are the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK every year, but recently more unusual plastic surgeries have announced themselves through celebrity usage. As we saw when we visited the website of Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, most patients using cosmetic surgery opt for larger breasts, slimmer waists, … [Read more...]

Help Pregnant Moms Around the World Giveaway #KanguMama #IC #sponsored

The Boop, aka Adam. Growing like a champ

This post is about something as close to home as it gets. Moms that need help. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central and Kangu. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. But all thoughts and opinions on this blog are my own. Young, Stupid, and Knocked Up That was me almost 14 years ago. I was just 16 years old when I got pregnant. I … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Online with Your Kids

How to Make money online with your kids and the Totspot App. It's so easy! (Sponsored)

Learning how to make money online with your kids is so easy thanks to Totspot. This post contains sponsored content, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. How to Make Money Online with Totspot If you've never heard of Totspot before, you can learn about my first experiences with it in my original post. But here's a quick recap: Totspot is America's fastest growing resale shopping app … [Read more...]

Sign Up for this if you are Pregnant

If you're pregnant, sign up for this fun opportunity to influence Mattel and get some Amazon gift codes monthly! #sponsored

If you are currently pregnant, you are going to want to take advantage of this awesome program. This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Are You Pregnant? Are you currently expecting? Join other expecting Moms in a private online community to discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood, as well … [Read more...]

Navigating The Affordable Care Act

Adding to my to-do list. Getting the most out of health insurance

To date, 7.1 million people have enrolled in a healthcare plan using The Affordable Care Act. The ACA has helped people get coverage that actually works for them instead of a policy that they pay into but that will offer limited help when they need it. While the ACA is a wonderful thing, it can be difficult to navigate. There are things you need to know in order to get the most out of the new … [Read more...]

Grow Your Own Bean Sprouts in Just a Few Days

Bean sprouts are so healthy. Grow them yourself year round! #organic

Bean sprouts, and sprouts of all varieties are packed full of wonderful nutrients. But, when you get them at the store, they can be kind of pricey and don't last more than a few days. I am so excited to tell you, that you can grow them yourself in just a few days and then they last for up to two weeks! I am including affiliate links to the products I use, but all thoughts and opinions are my … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Coffee Spoons with Printable Tags

DIY Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped spoons with printable gift tags

My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is all the chocolate. It comes in all forms and it doesn't even matter if I'm single or not. It simply makes everything wonderful. Combining chocolate with my other favorite vice--coffee--is just a set up for greatness. Chocolate dipped spoons are the ultimate way to stir your coffee into a heavenly concoction. I am using affiliate links in this post, but … [Read more...]

Instagram 24 Hour Flash $150 CASH Giveaway

Instagram Cash Giveaway

To kick off the New Year we have teamed up with 15 other amazing bloggers to offer an amazing opportunity to win some cash! It's super easy to enter--you just have to have an Instagram account--and there's no reposting necessary. Instagram Cash Giveaway Here's what to do to enter to win: Follow me @TeenyBod and ALL other bloggers in this loop (if you do not follow you are not entered and … [Read more...]

A Fresh Start Feels Great #ReadMore $100 Kobo Giveaway

#ReadMore with the Kobo App

Part of starting a New Year is the feeling of getting a fresh start. Even though it's really just another day, there is something so refreshing about starting anew. That is one of my favorite things about reading a new book. It's a brand new story with a life of its own. One of my resolutions for 2015 is to read more. With the Kobo App, I am doing just that. Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA … [Read more...]

Join us for the #LittleChanges Twitter Party TODAY

Blueberries are a healthy snack for making #LittleChanges this New Year #IC #sponsored

One week into 2015 and how are you doing with your resolutions? Still going strong? Already feeling like you bit off more than you can chew? Well, let's chat! Join us for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's #LittleChanges Twitter Party TODAY--January 7th, 2015--from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. We'll be chatting with U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and celebrity actress and reality show host, Alison Sweeney … [Read more...]

Start Making #LittleChanges this New Year

Blueberries for the New Year #LittleChanges #IC #sponsored

The new year brings about all sorts of new goals and ambitions. So many of us set out on an admirable mission but fail to realize we are not super human. We must learn to set achievable and sustainable goals. Little changes make a huge difference when you stick with them. So does the chance to win an unforgettable trip! Don't forget to enter the sweepstakes below! I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

Style Goals for the New Year


One of my closest girlfriends just stayed with me for a couple weeks. She is a very girly girl and all about fashion. She has inspired me to adapt some new style goals for the new year because fashion has been very low on my priority list and I really need to step up my game. This post has been inspired by Fragments.com, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. New Year - New You Typically … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Everyone Needs to See Into The Woods #IntoTheWoods

#IntotheWoods #sponsored

If you get to see one last movie in 2014, make sure it's Into the Woods. If anyone was going to bring this wonderful act to the big screen, I'm so glad is was Disney and director, Rob Marshall. I had the honor of screening Into The Woods before its release with a guest. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Into The Woods Boilerplate: Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers … [Read more...]

It’s Not Too Late to Save on Holiday Shopping at Sears #MoreMerry

Save Big on Holiday Shopping at Sears #MoreMerry #ad

This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Save Big on Holiday Shopping Some of us start planning our holiday shopping attack in advance. I know some of you even start in the summer. Since I am nowhere near that organized, I end up frantically trying to snag good deals well into the last minutes of the season.  Luckily, some brands and … [Read more...]

Living Stress Free Isn’t Just for the Rich and Famous Anymore

Living Stress Free Isn't Just for the Rich and Famous Anymore

How many times do you have to suffer with cracked screens on your beloved devices before you'll learn? Or freak out on your should be stress free vacation because your luggage is lost? Or panic because someone bumped your rental car with a grocery cart? Thanks to Protect Your Bubble, a stress free life is just a small bundled payment a month to let you live like the rich and famous. Stress … [Read more...]

Proactiv Plus Review

The miracle that is Proactiv+ #MC #Sponsored

This year I turned 30. It is really not a huge deal. I mean it's just a number, right? Well, yeah, except all sorts of strange things are happening to my skin. Age spots, wrinkles, acne, dryness, greasiness. What is going on?! I thought a benefit of aging would at least be less acne. Now I just have acne AND wrinkles. I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of … [Read more...]

Add the Goal to #ReadMore to Your New Years Resolutions List Kobo Giveaway

Bathtub Reading with Kobo #ReadMore New Years Resolution

The end of the year is always such an exciting time. But, it can also be really stressful with the holidays and planning your next year. Do you make a New Years Resolutions list? I do, and this time I am including the goal to read more. With Kobo, this is going to be much easier and way more fun! Plus, it makes a perfect gift! Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with … [Read more...]

Track Germs in Your Area to Keep a Healthy Family

Get the #Sickweather app to keep a healthy family #sponsored #MC

Isn't it infuriating to send your kids to school and have them come home with a note saying someone in their class has an illness or infection of some sort? I always dread that letter from the nurse about strep throat, lice or--heaven forbid--bed bugs in the class. With the growing awesomeness of technology, I'm so excited to tell you about a new app that helps us keep a healthy family. I … [Read more...]

Take a Giant Step Towards a Healthier Home

So much dust and grossness. #HealthierHome #ad

My house is quite possibly the dustiest home around. With numerous humans, pets, and chaotic schedules, cleaning isn't as high on my priority list as it should be. However, transforming this abode into a healthier home sure is. I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used … [Read more...]

Flush Freely This Holiday Season with Charmin #TweetFromTheSeat

Be Clog Free with Charmin this holiday season #TweetFromTheSeat #MC (sponsored)

Whether you are hosting any parties this holiday season or not, flushability is an important factor when it comes to toilet tissue. I was able to put Charmin to the test and am beyond impressed. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions shared … [Read more...]

The Immune System War Never Tasted So Good

Delicious Gummies #ImmuneSupportZarbees #MC (sponsored)

We are at war on a daily basis. The body's immune system is constantly battling foreign substances. Sometimes we are aware of the drain this causes to our energy levels, and sometimes we don't even realize it. Wouldn't it be great if we could remain totally oblivious to this internal violence at all times?  I've got a few tips and tricks to make this happen! I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: Shipping Your Way to the Customer’s Heart

Cyber Monday: Shipping Your Way to the Customer’s Heart

Picture this: You’ve been frantically researching, compiling, digging up deals for the weeks prior to Cyber Monday and you’re pretty darn certain after all the price comparisons, you know what you’re going for. But what if you hit the checkout button on the website on Cyber Monday and you discover that shipping costs more than the product you’re purchasing at a great discount? How disappointing … [Read more...]

Save Time and Make Money from Your Sofa with Totspot

Growing kids need clothes. Save time and make money with Totspot! #sponsored

I think it's safe to say that we would all like to save time and make money every chance we get. As a working mom going to school full time, I simply cannot keep up with my kids growth spurts. Grocery shopping only gets done due to absolute necessity. So shopping for clothes is... pfft... not happening. Until I discovered Totspot. I am being compensated for this post, however, it has been my … [Read more...]

Watch Your Favorite Movies with Feeln

Find your favorite family movies on Feeln

Tis the season for snuggling up with your loved ones and getting cozy to watch your favorite movies. Make accessing your favorite family movies anytime really easy and affordable with Feeln! I received compensation and a subscription to Feeln to facilitate this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Favorite Movies For us, we have several favorites belonging to all sorts of … [Read more...]

Take Your iPad Anywhere with OtterBox #OtterBoxAgility

Otterbox Agility Series Giveaway

The iPad is meant for travel. But, without a case, carrier, or some form of serious protection, you can't really feel great about taking it just anywhere. With the OtterBox Agility Series, you can take your iPad seriously anywhere and feel good about its safety. I received the Otterbox Agility System to facilitate this post, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. iPad Anywhere and … [Read more...]

Take the No Barriers Pledge #MyAdventure #GetOUTThere

#GetOUTThere #MyAdventure

Take the No Barriers Pledge with me! This is by far, one of the coolest and most inspiring blog posts I have ever had the privilege of writing. This has been sponsored by Nature Valley, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Nature Valley and Erik Weihenmayer Nature Valley has partnered with Erik Weihenmayer to encourage people to shed their barriers and get out there! Erik's story is … [Read more...]

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Pinterest Blast

Amazon Giftcard Giveaway Blast

What better way to make use of your social media sites than using them to enter to win Amazon gift cards!   Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form … [Read more...]

My Body is Grateful for Sleep #NaturesSleep

Nature's Sleep Memory Foam mattress and gel pillow have me sleeping like a baby! #NaturesSleep #spon

This is probably the most stressed out I have ever been in my life. I am taking 8 classes, the kids have more extra curriculars than ever, and our finances are really tight. And yet, I find myself incredibly grateful for a lot of things. Did you even know today is World Gratitude Day?! Lately, I must say I am most grateful for a good night's sleep--and our Nature's Sleep products never let us … [Read more...]

SEE Who Stole or Found Your Smartphone #ESETProtects

I'm not even worried about my smartphone anymore #ESETProtects

Thankfully, I have never lost or had my smartphone stolen. That is definitely one of my worst nightmares! I cannot even imagine how freaked out I would be if some stranger had my phone. But now that I have ESET Mobile Security installed on my smartphone, I'm not worried anymore. Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with ESET and I received compensation as part of my … [Read more...]

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