Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sponsor Post: Simple Mills


Since discovering that Mr. Anderson has a gluten allergy finding good tasting food that meets his approval has been very hard. I have learned how to make gluten free stuff from scratch but lets face with four kids and another on the way I don't always have time to be in the kitchen whipping everything up from scratch. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bloggers: Falling Into Fall Giveaway Hop Sign Ups

Announcing...

I am excited to announce the team up of Andersons AngelsThe More The Merrier & Woven By Words to bring you a FUN giveaway hop called Falling Into Fall! It will run from  Monday September 12, 2016 at 12:01am EST through Monday September 26, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. It's super easy to join in on the fun of getting ready for the Fall Season!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pregnancy Journal: Week 32


I can't believe that I am 32 weeks only 8 more weeks as of tomorrow until we meet this baby!! To say I am ready to be done with my pregnancy is a understatement. I love being pregnant but this pregnancy has been my hardest and my body is just not as young as it use to be. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide


The More The Merrier and I are currently working on the 2016 Gift Guide you will want to make sure that you are keeping up with it...There will be lots of great gift ideas for Women, Men, Kids, Baby, Pets & Household with Giveaways...I will be updating it weekly with the sponsors coming in and we are working on lining up some great things for you again this year...

If you would like to have your product featured on Andersons Angels and The More The Merrier 2016 Holiday Gift Guide please contact us for further information!
 Trista ~ teanderson05 {at} andersonsangels {dot} com
Kay ~ klcmaher {at} moreismerrier {dot} com

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Eating Well for Pregnancy: A Trimester-By-Trimester Guide


At no other time in a woman’s life is proper nutrition more important than when she is pregnant. Eating right not only helps pregnant women maintain a healthy weight and prevent gestational diabetes, getting the right nutrients improves the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby. If you are newly pregnant, you may not be sure where to begin when it comes to changing your eating habits. While your obstetrician can help design a nutritional plan that is right for your needs, there are foods that you can add to your diet during each trimester to keep you feeling happy and healthy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sponsor Post: Camp Nana & Papa Book


One thing that I love is adding new books to my kids collection! I mean one thing kids can't have enough of is books in my opinion. I love books that get my kids engaged and are about things that they love. In The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa you meet Nick and Sarah and their friend Flash the Firefly as they spend a fun weekend full of activities and fun with their grandparents at Camp Nana Papa.

Jeepers It's Christmas In July Giveaway Hop $50 value

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Welcome to the It's Christmas In July Event! Yes you read that right CHRISTMAS but in July so you can keep the goodies or start stashing them for December! Each participating blog has a prize worth $50 or more up for grabs so be sure to stop by each one and enter! The wonderful ladies at The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island have helped bring this wonderful event together!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Earth Fare Takes Over North Canton


I am so excited that a Earth Fare has come to my local area! With having food allergies in our home having this wonderful store available to me is a blessing!

As a blogger I got invited to take part in a special tour of the store before the grand opening of the new location in North Canton, Ohio. This is the fourth Earth Fare store in the state of Ohio! 

Pregnancy Journal: Week 30


I have been so busy lately that I keep forgetting to post my pregnancy journal updates... 

How Far Along -  
30 Weeks Pregnant (30 weeks 5 days) 

Due Date - 
September 8th, 2016 (hoping to schedule the c-section this week)

Boy or Girl - 
Unknown - this is a surprise baby :-)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sponsor Post: Swimline Corp


With Summer here it is time to think about ways to stay cool in the heat. One of the best ways is to jump in a cool pool and take a dip. Now thanks to Swimline not only are my kids cooling off in the pool but also having fun while doing so! We received 3 really great pool floats to review from Swimline and the kids are loving them! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Original Squeeze


 Bug loves food. He loves messy food even better. One plus is that he loves to feed himself too. I've used the food strainer things for fruit and all he does with those is make a mess because, well lets be honest, its a strainer. When I tried him on the squeeze pouches he fell in love with them. He could never get enough. I could never have enough in the house. One big problem with those though is he likes to feed himself and once you squeeze the pouch, you are wearing most of the food. I made a lot of Bug's baby food and I was always telling people that they should make a way to reuse those squeeze pouch containers because it would be so easy and convenient for baby food, especially when you make it and have to package it yourself. Well, someone must have heard me because they came up with the original Squeeze.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Summer Fun Giveaway Hop - $150+ Value


Summer is here and typically I am the happiest girl on Earth when it arrives! This year not so much only because the heat and my pregnancy are not mixing well at all this time. Lucky for me I am helping co-host the Summer Fun Giveaway Hop with Kay from The More The Merrier and Mimi from Woven by Words. Each blog participating in the hop has gathered up a prize package worth $25 or more for you to win so make sure you stop by each one and enter!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Start Your Morning Off Right with Community Coffee


I am a big fan of coffee! Maybe its because I have to get up so early, deal with kids and schedules, all before going to work. So when I had the chance to review coffee, I was excited. I'm always willing to try new coffees, especially flavored coffee. The newest coffee I have tried is the Community Coffee from New Orleans. Community coffee has been around since 1919 and four generations later, they are still making it today. They have perfected it to different flavors. They sell the coffee as ground and whole bean. They adhere to the standards of the Specialty coffee Association of America (SCAA). Their premium coffee uses the highest quality Arabica coffee beans. Community Coffee makes different flavors, strengths (extra dark, dark, medium dark, dark), instant, decaffeinated, single serve, K-Cups and tea.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bloggers: Baby and Beyond Giveaway Hop In August

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If you are a company or brand who would like to take part in the event as a Grand Prize sponsor please email me at: teanderson05@andersonsangels.com
Andersons Angels,  The More The Merrier and Woven by Words are hosting the "Baby and Beyond Giveaway Hop" from August 12th at 12:01 am EST thru August 26th at 11:59 pm EST! If you're a blogger, be sure to add your BLOG NAME to the linky below! The Baby and Beyond Giveaway Hop is FREE, and there will be NO prize minimum. Don't have a prize, who can't use a gift card, so that counts, too!

Stay Cool In the Heat with Fruiti Freeze


With expecting my fifth child in September I have been looking for ways to stay nice and cool this summer. We do not have A/C in our new home so I know there will be days that I will need a way to cool not only my body off but the kids as well. Now thanks to our new Fruiti Freeze from Viatek we will be able to make delicious homemade frozen soft serve style desserts to stay nice and cool. 

Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop

Disclosure: Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations. 


Welcome to the Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island! This is a great event that will help equip anyone for a trip to the beach, pool, lake or anywhere there is water and fun to be had this summer! I have gathered up some fun and exciting prizes that would help anyone survive the summer heat, messes and even a rainy day.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Pregnancy Journal: Week 24


I can't believe how slow everything seems to be going this time! I think with the kids crazy busy baseball schedule time should fly but it seems to be doing the opposite. 

How Far Along -  
24 Weeks Pregnant (24 weeks 4 days) 

Due Date - 
September 8th, 2016 

Boy or Girl - 
Unknown - this is a surprise baby :-)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rainy Day Sanity Saver


When you have a family day planned for the beach, lake or pool and rain cancels your plans don't stress! You can still keep the kids entertained and your sanity as well by taking a fun trip to your local Chuck E Cheese's store. My kids love spending time at our local Chuck E Cheese's playing games, eating pizza and winning tickets. I have to say that I enjoy helping the younger ones win their tickets. I don't know an adult who doesn't love playing the games with the kids. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On the Go with Vilah Bloom


With being a mom of 4 children it seems like I am always on the go and looking for a great bag to take with me. Lately we are at baseball at least 4-6 days out of the week for the boys and the girls have to go along. With Angel still in diapers and Sweet Pea loving to roll down the hills and play in mud I need to have a good diaper bag with me that is multi-functional. With that said let me introduce you to the Harbor Side Tote from Vilah Bloom. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Changing the Pace of my family

It seems like we all come across paths in our lives where we need to step back and reevaluate what we are doing. When you have children it seems like that happens more frequently. Not only do you have to worry about how things are affecting you but your children as well. In today's society I feel like I am constantly sitting here going "what is wrong with people and what has happened to our country". We have become a country so filled with sin and are immune to it and feel that we will not suffer any consequences for our actions and that scares me greatly.