Get Ready for Summer with Nexium 24 HR

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There is nothing worse than being woken in the middle of the night by a sharp pain in the middle of your chest. Heartburn . . . it's awful. Do you suffer from heartburn ever? I have been a frequent sufferer of heartburn for the past couple of years and have found the perfect solution that works for me. Nexium 24 HR gives me 24 hour relief and all night protection in one little purple pill.

Get Ready for Summer with Nexium #GiveHeartburnARest #CollectiveBias

The past couple of years I have suffered from frequent heartburn. I had even stopped going to restaurants with my family because I was so unsure what food would be a trigger for me to be in some serious pain. During this period I was miserable and in constant pain while trying to find the right mix of medicines that would work for me. I finally found over the counter medicine that fulfills my needs.

Awhile ago I was prescribed Nexium by my doctor and I took one pill before each meal. The problem with this was I constantly forgot to take the medicine at the appropriate time. I was having good days and bad days because of my forgetfulness. Then Nexium wasn't available by prescription any longer and I was really in misery.

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Nexium 24 HR is currently available at your local Walreens right over the counter! The best news is that Nexium 24 HR offers me 24 hour relief! I don't have to fret about remembering to take medicine before I eat. Taking one Nexium 24 HR a day gives me all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn. Currently this month you can save $3.00 off the 42ct. Nexium 24 HR at Walgreens. Better still, you can add Nexium 24 HR to your auto-reorder and never be without your purple pill.

Get Ready for Summer with Nexium #giveheartburnarest

I had periods where I was not able to sleep due to heartburn and I would be awake all night long. I had periods where I wouldn't eat anything from a restaurant and had to decline so many invites out with friends and family. That period has ended for me! I have been taking Nexium 24 HR since it has been available over the counter and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. 

Get Ready for Summer with Nexium #GiveHeartburnARest #CollectiveBias
Get Ready for Summer with Nexium #GiveHeartburnARest #CollectiveBias
Get Ready for Summer with Nexium #GiveHeartburnARest #CollectiveBias
Get Ready for Summer with Nexium #GiveHeartburnARest #CollectiveBias

One little purple pill each day gives me the relief that I need to be active with my family. We are able to go out to dinner together and I don't have to worry about being miserable later. I don't even have to worry if I will be awake all night long any longer. I am no longer in pain at night. One little purple pill alleviates my burning chest issues and lets me sleep through the night. A definite first for me!

Get Ready for Summer with Nexium #GiveHeartburnARest #CollectiveBias

If you suffer from occasional or frequent heartburn, this is your ticket to a heartburn-free day and sleep-filled night. Nexium 24 HR will quickly relieve your heartburn symptoms AND will give you lasting relief as well. Put your heartburn to rest like I did. Be sure to read the product label and directions!

Get Nexium 24 HR and start creating your summer memories! This is what I plan to enjoy this Summer now that I am heartburn free. What activities would you enjoy to the fullest?

TV Shows to Stream on Netflix this Summer

While my children are taking a break this summer and not attending summer school, I still want to inspire their learning throughout the summer months. We still school part-part-time three days a week for an hour or so. We do loads of summer reading programs and naturally I look for anything that helps me and my kids keep connecting.

My kids love to listen to any story about myself when I was a child. They will ask me to tell them the same story over and over. It cracks me up. It connects our childhoods; they have something in common with me. There’s something pretty awesome about connecting with my kids over something I loved when I was young.

We also love to connect over all the old-school classics like Scooby-Doo and Mickey Mouse. Cartoons such as the new Netflix original series Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse are giving us loads to bond over. These new reboots are introducing a whole new generation to some of the most favorite characters.

Must-Watch Throwbacks

  •  Inspector Gadget
  •  Danger Mouse (6/15)
  •  My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  •  Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
  •  Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  •  Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  •  The Magic School Bus
  •  The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That
  • Garfield and Friends
  •  The Super Mario Bros Super Show!
  •  The Smurfs 2
  •  Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated

New on Netflix for Kids and Families

  •  Gallina Pintadita (Now streaming in Spanish!)
  •  Bindi's Boot Camp (6/15)
  •  Some Assembly Required (6/19)
  •  Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 1 (6/26)

AND don't forget, there are new shows streaming all month long for parents to connect during the summer months as well. My husband and I recently started to stream Hemlock Grove -- TOTALLY love this show! I was away at summer camp with my girls last week and was able to stream episodes at night while everyone was asleep . . . but shh, because I made the girls have a screen free week! I am also streaming Between . . . have you seen this yet? LOVE it! Another new series that began this month is Sense8. If you haven't' noticed, my husband and I really enjoy Sci-Fi!!

Disclosure: This post is part of my involvement as a Netflix #StreamTeam Member. All opinions are my own. #NetflixKids

Summer Activities

School is out for my girls. We finished a few weeks ago and my son finished last Friday. We are all in full-on relax mode. Well, not really, because my daughters are headed to sleep away camp next week. But our minds are on fun things to do in the summer. Do you have your bucket list ready?

From BBQs to warm lazy summer days, we are ready. Although we are still waiting for the warm lazy summer to arrive here in Chicago.  There are strawberry fields to visit and blueberries to be picked. There is simply too much to do in the summer. So here are some things one simply MUST do if you live in the Midwest!

Drink Lemonade On Your Deck

Be sure to make fresh lemonade and drink up during the golden hour!

Lemonade Stand Mini Sessions Photography

Host a Backyard BBQ

Hang String Lights Over Your Deck

Add some twinkle to family game night or a relaxing afternoon by hanging string lights on your deck.

Spend a Lazy Afternoon in a Hammock

Can you think of anything better than spending the afternoon napping in a hammock?

Grill

grill

Take a Dip in a Swimming Hole

Forgot your local pools that are full of screaming kids and check local lakes that you can swim in. This was a favorite past time of mine when I was a kid growing up in Iowa.

swimming in a lake

Make Your Own Salsa

This summer salsa recipe is so easy . . . fresh, simple and delicious.

Simple Summer Salsa

Decorate Your Home for Fourth of July

Gather Friends for a Cookout

Invite your friends. Invite your family. Invite your neighbors. Have a good old fashioned pot luck. Try something new and have fun.

Make Homemade Ice Cream

Hang Up a Rope Swing

If you have large trees in your back yard, find a way to shimmy up it and hang a fabulous rope swing. You will thank me, your kids will think you are the best mom in the world!

hang a rope swing

Make a Dish with Your Backyard Garden Bounty

Whether you wish to teach your children about nature and where their food comes from, or you just want to grow some of your own delicious food -- you will be amazed at how much fun a garden can be.

Make a Dish with Your Backyard Garden Bounty

Get Outside and Play a Game

Take a Hike

The country life is about connecting with nature. Get out and explore your area, there are plenty of forest preserves if you live in an urban area. 

Take A hike

Which activity are you going to check off first? I've decided since we have been so busy and already been in 5 different states in the past month that I am going to enjoy a summer book!

Here are some FREE summer activities to enjoy as well! Be sure to check out the FREE Summer Reading Programs available as well!!

About Tiaras & Tantrums: Rese is a mom of three. She enjoys home educating her kiddos, taking photos, and traveling the globe. Rese is a family lifestyle photographer and home educator. Connect with Rese on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Tiaras & Tantrums.

SoFab on the Road - Chicago #SoFabUOTR #cbias

Have you purchased your Early Bird tickets to SoFab in Chicago YET? They are still available!

SoFab on the Road - Chicago #SoFabUOTR #cbias

There will be amazing sessions such as Video . . . which I totally need a big push to assist me; sponsored posts . . . which I love doing and want better range; networking . . . which I think I can do so much better; and even more learning opportunities. There will also be wonderful sponsors like Müller, Kraft and iBlog, which without, these conferences could not take place. The agenda will be up on the webiste next week and I can't wait to find out all the great sessions SoFabU on the Road Chicago will be offering.

About SoFabU on the Road - Chicago - JULY 11

SoFabU on the Road is a unique event that allows influencers to take advantage of educational opportunities that will help set them a part from the rest.

SoFabU on the Road features hands-on, interactive sessions for influencers to implement what they're learning on the spot. The sessions are paired with fun city-specific adventures where attendees get to practice their newly learned skills.

Events are open to all bloggers and influencers! There is a SoFabU On The Road coming to a City near you!

  • June – NYC
  • July – Chicago
  • Aug. – Minneapolis
  • Sept. – Atlanta
  • Oct. – Bentonville AR

Disclosure: I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket; however, all opinions are mine.

New to Netflix This May #StreamTeam

There's a lot of great series and shows coming to Netflix this month. Like,  Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde! And another great Netflix original is being introduced. Grace and Frankie, Netflix's new funny and fearless original comedy featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. It is the perfect example of how today’s families can shift, rearrange and blend in unexpected ways.

GRACE AND FRANKIE  5/08/15 In GRACE AND FRANKIE, Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way. 

BETWEEN 5/21/15 BETWEEN is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.  **The show will air 6 episodes. One episode every Thursday at 8:30pm PT, starting 5/21**

JEN KIRKMAN: I'M GONNA DIE ALONE (AND I FEEL FINE) 5/22/15 A Netflix comedy special featuring renowned story-teller Jen Kirkman, best known for her appearances on Chelsea Lately and the award-winning web series Drunk History.

New to Netflix This May #StreamTeam

If you have not been watching Netflix original shows, you should be. Here are a few that my husband and I have streamed and love.

Daredevil - My son and I loved this show. Bloodline - My husband and I are watching this show now - awesome! Unbreakable Jimmy Schmidt - HIL-ARIOUS! Peaky Blinders - Oh My Stars - This is SOOO good! Borgia - EVEN BETTER!

New on Netflix for Kids and Families

Not to leave out your little people . . . here are some favorites beginning in May as well.
THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS SEASONS 1, 5 NEW EPISODES Available 5/08/15
H20: MERMAID ADVENTURES SEASON 1 Available 5/22/15
RICHIE RICHE SEASONS 2 Available 5/22/15
MAKO MERMAIDS SEASON 3 Available 5/29/15
LALALOOPSY: FESTIVAL OF SUGARY SWEETS Available 5/2/2015

Family Is What You Make It

For your little kids:

1. Lily's Driftwood Bay
2. The Tigger Movie
3. Guess How Much I Love You: S1E5 Big Like You
4. Angelina Ballerina: Superstar Sisters

For your big kids:

1. Crash & Bernstein
2. Life with Boys
3. Spy Kids
4. Russell Madness (Available 5/10)

And for teens and adults:

1. Raising Hope
2. The Fosters
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Life Unexpected

Check out the full rundown of what will be added to Netflix in May:

Coming to Netflix:

May 1
Longmire, Season 3
Shameless, Season 10
Witnesses
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blone

May 3
Royal Pains, Season 6

May 8
Grace and Frankie
The Adventures of Puss In Boots

May 12
Fruitvale Station

May 14
American Restoration, new collection
Dance Moms, new collection
Duck Dynasty, new collection
Hoarders, new collection
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Season 4

May 15
Dawg Fight
Granite Flats,
Seasons 1-3

May 19
Zombeavers

May 21
Between

May 22
Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
H20: Mermaid Adventures
Richie Rich,
Season 2
Inglorious Basterds

May 23
The Boxtrolls

May 29
Mako Mermaids, Season 3
Hot Girls Wanted

Disclosure: This post is part of my involvement as a Netflix #StreamTeam Member. All opinions are my own. #NetflixKids

 

DIY Mini Succulents In Mason Jars #CMYK

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of HP MyPrintly. All opinions are 100% mine.

Oh my cuteness!

When HP MyPrintly invited me to create something special from their inspirational material I couldn't wait to get started on an awesome DIY for my children's teachers. I visited HP's newest site, MyPrintly to peruse their DIY projects and ideas. MyPrintly.com will inspire you and turn you into a creative genius!

If you didn't know, last week was Teacher Appreciation week. I hope you all honored your children's teachers to show them how awesome they all are. I adore all my daughter's teacher at our homeschool consortium. They have a great passion for teaching my girls and I wanted to thank them with something special.

DIY Mini Succulents In Mason Jars #CMYK

I decided to create mini succulent gardens in Mason Jars and give them as  gifts

to all the amazing teachers!

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My girls are learning from a large pool of other wonderful parents whose focus is on educating their children and mine. It is always so nice to be able to show appreciation for this amazing group of moms that help my girls grow every week!

My girls and I were ready to dirty with paint and soil making DIY Succulents in Mason Jars.

Since my girls are still young, I didn't want to overwhelm them with a huge project. These little mini succulent garden are perfect to put together in short time spans.

The first thing we did was paint the Mason jars with chalk board paint. I selected Mason jelly jars since they are the perfect size to plant succulents. Just one coat of the chalk board paint was perfect and using a mini sponge paint brush worked fabulously. I let these jars dry for a full day, but they really were dry in about an hour or so.

Next, we were ready to spray paint the Mason jars in the Robin's  Egg Matte spray paint and primer in one that the girls had selected. Simply remove the lid and spray paint the jars. My kids had a great time spray painting all the jars. We turned the jars upside down and sprayed fully and once they were dry, we turned them over and sprayed the top of the jars.

DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK

Once the paint was fully dry(we waited another full day), we got to work with a sponge sandpaper. Have you used one of these? My favorite tool ever! Basically, where ever the raised glass is on the jar, just run the sandpaper across and sand the paint off. This gives the jars a wonderful old vintage look and the black chalkboard paint shows through nicely.

DIY Mini Succulents In Mason Jars #CMYK

I had decided to plant succulents for several reasons. First, they are pretty. Second, they are low maintenance . . . I didn't want to create extra work for all these amazing women. IF you happen to forget to water the succulents for awhile, they pretty much won't die on you. Third, succulents would be easy for my girls to work with.

DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK
DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK
DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK

I purchased a bag of soil and had the girls fill up the Mason jars that we had painted and sanded with some soil, about 3/4 full. We took the succulents out of their little plastic pots and replanted them into the painted Mason jars. I filled in the gaps with extra potting soil. We had a nice little assembly line as we worked.

My girls were so excited to plant mini succulent gardens in jars for all their teachers. This was such a fun DIY project for my girls and I to complete together. This totally inspired my girls to grow something and take care of it. They each planted their own succulent Mason jar and are taking very good care of them.

I wanted to add another something special to the DIY succulent Mason jars so I added tags to the jars. I just printed mine on my HP Envy 5660 Printer, cut them out and attached the tags to the old fashioned colorful paper straws with wasabi tape and poked the straws in the jars. I love the results! Aren't they adorable?

DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK
DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK
DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK

What do you think of these DIY Succulents in Mason Jars?  The teachers LOVED them!

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Take a look at these fun garden projects at MyPrintly.com, they are super cute!

Be inspired and learn more about MyPrintly.com. Right now MyPrintly.com is running an exciting giveaway! Entry is super simple - you just need to follow @MyPrintly on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest , or Instagram . THEN complete a brief entry form in order to be entered for a chance to win one of three (3) HP Envy Printers. (People, this printer is the Envy of all!) The contest will end on Friday, May 15th and winners will be randomly selected and notified the following week. Please note, only residents of the U.S.A. are eligible to enter.

Thank you so much to our friends from  HP  . . . we had such fun with this DIY!

DIY Succulents In Mason Jars with HP MyPrintly #CMYK

Disclosure: As an HP Smart Mom Panel member. I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experiences.