My Trip to Pearle Vision + Enter to Win!

 This post is sponsored by Pearle Vision and SheKnows Media 
The summer has just flown by y’all! Connor is about to start first grade in a month and I just can’t believe it. Somebody hold me! We took Connor in for his 6-year-old check up a few months ago and one of the things his doctor recommended was to get an eye exam. Did you know that 80% of what children learn is through their eyes?
I knew it was coming….
I’ve had terrible eyesight the majority of my life. So have my parents and my sister, not to mention my husband also wears glasses. So it’s probably inevitable that someday Connor will need glasses. Last week Connor and I headed to Pearle Vision in Southlake for an eye exam. We had the best time looking around and trying on glasses. Connor actually WANTS glasses because he thinks they are “cool”. Ha!
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He’s precious, glasses or not!
Everyone at Pearle Vision Southlake was amazing to us! They were super friendly and let us try on all kinds of glasses. They were quick to answer our questions and put Connor at ease.
Everyone knows kids have a ton of questions, and our doctor was so nice in answering all the questions in Connor’s little mind! 20160712_161353 20160712_161448 20160712_161400
We loved Dr. Hannaman. She has children of her own, so she rocked at helping Connor feel at ease and comfortable.
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As a kid, Connor had the option to take his eye exam with numbers or pictures. He chose pictures. This helped so much for him to relate what he was seeing.
Thankfully, this year Connor did not require glasses. We were told he probably would need them sometime in the near future. Dr. Hannaman talked with us about blue light and how it affects Connor’s eyesight. He spends a lot of time on the iPad and watching TV…more than I would like.
Blue light is the harmful light given off my electronic devices and now Pearle Vision actually makes blue light lenses your child can wear to help prevent blue light from affecting their eyesight. Even if your child doesn’t wear glasses, they can still use blue lenses while watching TV or the iPad. Blue light
Pearle Vision did an awesome job providing comprehensive eye exams for both Connor and me! Pearle Vision will make sure to get the prescription right. Comprehensive eye exams are essential starting at the age of 3 or if your child shows signs of visual impairment.
Right now is the perfect time to take your child into Pearle Vision before school starts! Pearle Vision has a limited time offer for free lenses for kids 18 and under. Can I get a Woohoo for FREE people???
Thank you Dr. Hannaman we will see you next year! xo – The Branch Family  
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Pearle Vision has close to 600 eye care centers located throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Pearle Vision is built around a doctor-centered business model with a primary focus on delivering genuine eye care to patients. It has become a trusted source for all my eye health needs.

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Flipazoo: The Toy That Flips For YOU!

This post is sponsored by FlipaZoo.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We all know how much our kiddos live stuffed animals, or as we call them “sleep friends”.  There is something about a stuffed animal in the bed that gives a child a sense of security when it’s dark at night.  Also, they are just darn fun to cuddle with!

FlipaZoo, the brand-new, two-in-one toy pillow that will deliver twice the fun for everyone.  FlipaZoo is great for travel, camp, nap time and more!


Connor chose the Elephant and the Tiger FlipaZoo.  He absolutely loves it and has been sleeping and cuddling with him every night.

There are several different kinds of FlipaZoos to choose from:


I mean obviously you can see he loves it.  I think he named the Tiger “Tigey” and the Elephant side is “Trunky”.  Ha ha!!!

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The FlipaZoo collection features more than a dozen stand-out characters – including the clever Cat/Mouse, mystical Unicorn/Dragon, and fiercely fun Elephant/Tiger.

Also, anyone who purchase any FlipaZoo on the official website will receive a FREE
“Little Flipzee” for pocket-size flipping fun!

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Pear Havarti Sandwich + A Chance to Win $25K!!!

The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Oroweat® Bread so that I could try the product and share information about the “2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest and my thoughts and information about Oroweat®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Oroweat® Bread.”

Oroweat® Bread is excited to launch their 2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest! The sandwich architect whose filling matches the goodness of Oroweat® Bread will win a grand prize of $25,000!!!  Oh my gosh y’all…that would be awesome right?

Do you have a yummy sandwich that you love to share with friends and family?  Why not share it with the rest of us & also have opportunity to win $25,000 dollars…UHM….okay!

I’d love to share with you a healthy option I enjoy.  It’s a sandwich with pear, havarti cheese, and peppery arugula.


I’m using Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat Bread.  This sandwich is so yummy and good for you too!  Just slice up some pears (thinly), grab some cheese, arugula leaves, butter your bread, and pop it in the toaster to melt.

Why I choose Oroweat® products:

Oroweat® Whole Grains Sliced Breads and Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls contain/are:

  • 2 to 5 grams of fiber per slice or thin
  • Zero grams of Trans Fat
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • A cholesterol free food
  • The Oroweat® Healthfull® bread varieties contain/are:
  • Made with 100% whole grains
  • Good source of fiber
  • 80 calories per serving
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Heart healthy*
  • Zero grams of Trans Fat


I have a delicious and healthy…and EASY lunch!  DSC_2261

Would you like a chance to win the 2016 America’s Better Sandwich Contest?


Before entering an original better sandwich, make sure your recipes include any of the Oroweat® Sliced Breads, including any of the Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls varieties.

This year’s contest includes five (5) exciting sandwich categories including:


  1. “Open-Faced Artistry” (sandwiches are works of art for the world to see, and these snacks and meals should announce their nutritious ingredients—like bright beets or tasty tuna— sans second slice);
  2. “Breakfast in Bread” (these sandwiches, featuring nutrient rich breakfast favorites like eggs and yogurt, invoke images of cozy mornings in bed or boisterous brunches with friends);
  3. “Creative Classics” (nutritious spins on sandwich creations that have stood the test of time, such as grandma’s club sandwich, BLT or other old-time favorites);
  4. “Fueling Good”  (these sandwiches should incorporate ingredients that help boost your energy such as healthful fats, protein, fiber and iron)
  5. “State Favorites” (whether it’s a well-known sandwich in the state you reside, or a must-have local dish that can transition into a sandwich, celebrate your state pride by re-creating these state favorites with better-for-you ingredients)

The recipe in each sandwich category with the highest score will receive a $5,000 category prize.

Entries will be accepted June 15th – August 21st, online consumer voting will take place September 26th – October 23rd, and the winners will be announced on National Sandwich Day- November 3rd.
Oroweat®  bread will donate one (1) loaf of bread (up to 100,000 loaves) to Feeding America for each valid entry submission during the entry period and vote received during the online voting phase of the “2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest
More information on the “2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest Official Rules and Donation Program terms and conditions can be found at .


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