Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bloggers Can Connect with Brands at Moms Affiliate

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


Moms Affiliate


Beginning Bloggers Can Connect with Brands at Moms Affiliate

When I first began blogging, I had no idea about working with brands and campaigns that could benefit both the brand and myself.  I have been actively seeking exposure for my blog these past few months and have come across great places to help me gain blog exposure, blog traffic, a chance to work with brands and earn a little extra cash for doing what I already love to do: blogging and sharing my experiences and thoughts!  Moms Afffiliate is one of those places where I have joined that helps me connect with brands easily, providing me with all the tools necessary without fuss!  I want to share it for any other bloggers out there who are just beginning to connect with brands for campaigns. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Birthday Bucket List for My Daughter 2014

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


The Day My Princess Arrived


I can't believe it!  In 7 short days, my little girl will be 3 years old!  I still remember the unexpected surprise when she was two weeks early.  I called my OB-GYN to talk to a nurse about a lot of discomfort I was having, feeling like I had to use the bathroom every five minutes and the fact that a little more than spotting was happening down under!  She was concerned about that part so she told me to go ahead and go to the hospital to have it checked.  She would let the the hospital know that I was on the way.  At the hospital, after being examined, they let me know I was several centimeters dilated and said I would be staying that night.  In other words, I was ready to give birth!  Hours later, after everything NOT going the way I planned... another baby girl arrived in the world...but she wasn't just another little girl, she was my little princess

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Oz's Celebrity Science Fair Contest

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


Dr. Oz's Celebrity Science Fair


  Sciene, Science Experiments, Dr. OZ

Now that school is back in full swing for many students, I wanted to share this exciting opportunity with those who love science and creating science experiments!  The three-time Emmy Award-winning, "The Dr.Oz Show" is holding a Celebrity Science Fair to get kids excited about science once again.  They are "set to bring back the cool factor of science back into America's youth."  Hey, who ever said science wasn't cool, anyway??  I think science is so interesting and kids should definitely be more interested in it!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jif Mocha Cappuccino Hazelnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream & Oreos

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Flourless Jif Mocha Cappucino Hazelnut Cupcakes


Oreos, Chocolate Buttercream, Jif Cupcakes

Only 3 Ingredients and No Flour

Are you a fan of Jif Mocha Cappuccino Hazelnut?  If you are, you might want to try this yummy treat using it!  My kids love Nutella and Hershey's Chocolate Spread and so we decided to try this spread, too.  I used the same brownie/cupcake recipe that I did with my Nutella Brownies but instead, I substituted the Nutella for the Jif Mocha Cappuccino Hazelnut.  This recipe only requires three ingredients and no use of flour.  It won't be as fluffy as a regular cupcake but it will be tasty if you like mocha cappuccino.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

#AskAwayFriday with Echo @ Domain of the Mad Mommy

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


#AskAwayFriday with Echo


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Another #AskAwayFriday

Happy Friday, everyone!  Friday means another set of questions to answer for #AskAwayFriday and I'm loving it!  If you're not familiar with what #AskAwayFriday is, here's the quick scoop: it is a blog hop that works in slightly a different way.  You swap a set of ten questions with another blogger, making it a fun way to learn more about other bloggers and connect.  

Amazon Gift Card #JustBecause Giveaway! 9/15-9/30

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


#JustBecause Giveaway!

Enter to Win An Amazon Gift Card!


Time for another fun giveaway!  This is called the Just Because Giveaway and I am once again teaming up with The Hopping Bloggers and also Up All Night Blogging to bring this to you!  This time, I decided to hold a giveaway for an Amazon gift card.  Woohoo!  Who doesn't like Amazon or free gift cards??  Are you excited?  I know I am!  I love Amazon and have bought plenty of items from them.  Don't forget that since this is a group giveaway, there are lots of cool prizes that will be worth your time checking out and entering, so hop away to the other links after entering this one!  It starts today, 9/15/2014 and ends 9/30/2014.  

9/11 Never Forget {My Bizarre Dream}

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


A Bizarre Dream I Had Last Night About 9/11

9/11, WTC, New York
My family visited New York during the holidays in 2009.  We passed by the WTC reconstruction site, (photo on the left).   You could feel the devastation and sadness in the air. 

  Shocking Dream About Forgetting 9/11


I had a dream last night that it happened...the world was on the brink of forgetting about 9/11, not everyone, only the few in our United States government.  The goal was that they wanted us to forget.  It was so bizarre.  We heard the news on TV and folks in our government made the announcement that after this year of acknowledging the tragedy of 9/11, it would be the last year to officially recognize the tragic event as a nation.  Why would we do that?  Were they serious?  We waited for the punch line...