Tuesday, November 29, 2011

For Family Fun Continuum Games Review and Giveaway!

I love playing games with my family. We always try to have one night a family night. So, I was very excited to try out these new games. Family Talk 2 is a really simple game that helps your family get to talking! I love this game as you can do it during dinner or anytime for that matter.
 Engage your family in meaningful conversations with this set of 100 exciting questions. You just simply pick a card, ask the question and get a surprising and often hilarious glimpse into the hearts and minds of your family members. This game is s fun and portable family game of conversations that keep busy families connected or any family for that matter. We had a nice time with this game as the kids got a glimpse into our childhood. 
Next up is Lumps, The Elf Coal Game. This is one game whether naught or not you will love playing! Getting coal in your stocking has never been so much fun!
This is the  most addictive family dice game you’ll ever play! The goal is to score the most points in three rolls by rolling pairs of the same number. Roll a pair of 3s, score 3 points…a pair of 10s scores 10 points. What makes the game unique is that it has four different types of dice and there are few high numbers. On each turn you have to make decisions on which dice to keep and re-roll. Do you play it safe and hold a pair of 4s, or chance it and try for a high pair? The endless possibilities make Lumps exciting and addictive. Great stocking stuffer!
This is one of my kids favorite games to play. We have played several dice games over the years and this one is by far unique due to the different shape dice. 
Continuum Games is offering one of my lucky readers their very own Family Talk 2 and Lumps the elf coal game! Open to US residents only!

*This product was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion and no other monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Monday, November 28, 2011

Switching up those traditonal side dishes!

My family and friend's all time favorite side dish for the holiday's is my Hashbrown Casserole! It's one that my family has done for as long as I can remember. Kinda of like the chicken and dressing I do every year too. 

So, this year I added a little surprise to it by throwing in Hormel Chunk meats. I used the chicken breast. Of course this add twisted was a hit!

Here is the yummy recipe:

1 package of Hashbrowns
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 tub of sour cream
4 cups of shredded cheddar

Mix the cream of chicken soup with the sour cream till blended. Then toss in the hashbrowns and mix up. Lastly you will toss the cheddar cheese in and mix up. The spray your dish with non stick spray. Bake at 375 for 1 hour or till a golden brown. 

I of course added Hormel Chicken Breast as a added ingredient or you could add  Spam for more flavor as well. This was a one time deal just to change it up. But to keep everyone happy I will probably keep it the same. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

HOT BLACK FRIDAY DEAL Brother Mono Laser Printer at Office Depot and Office Max!

If you print coupons like I do you probably blow through some ink!

Office Depot and Office Max offering the Brother Mono Laser Printer for $49.99!
This printer only prints black & white, so the toner cartridges last a really long time. Not only that, but the toner is only about $18-$20 to replace if you wait for a sale.

This printers normally run around $100 each! It also comes with a toner cartridge that prints 600-700 sheets. After it runs out you can get a refill high yield cartridge that prints 1500-2000 sheets! That's a lot of coupons!

I can't say enough how much I print coupons. It seems here lately a lot of my coupons are printables! Just last week I saved $373.96 at publix! I paid only $81.80 for all my groceries!

I even believe Staples has this awesome printer on sale as well. So, this is every couponers dream!

You also can get ink at meritline.com for cheap!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pampers Cruisers 3-Way Fit Review and Giveaway!

I am a Pampers lover! So, I was excited to try the New Pampers Cruisers 3-way fit! The great thing about these diapers is that they have been enhanced with a longer absorbent area and new soft quilted backsheet, like their Swaddlers diapers!

I love the feel of Pampers Swaddlers! So, these are a A+ in my book. I love the way they redid the Cruisers! These diapers adapts to their little waists, legs and bottoms while allowing babies to play at their best! They also have new Sesame Street graphics including Oscar the Grouch!

Now on to the great giveaway! Pampers is offering one of my lucky readers:
(1) Jumbo Pack of newly improved Pampers Cruisers with 3-Way Fit diapers
(1) 64-Count Tub of Pampers Wipes

*This product was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Friday, November 18, 2011

Boba Baby Carrier Review and Giveaway!

I have been in the market for a baby carrier since I had our 7th child. It's always hard to find the right one with the right fit. It can be aggravating as I tried to find one with my previous one and never liked any of them. I have a wrap that I used with our 6th that I loved but of course my husband wouldn't wear it! Plus, he said it took too long for me to get it on and just right.

So, this time I did a search for a baby carrier and found the Boba Baby Carrier. I selected the Kangaroo print which I think is adorable! I really think the carrier needs to be renamed sleepy time as my 3 month old seems to just go straight to sleep once I put her in it. 

She loves it! It is very comfortable unlike most carriers. The wide padded straps don't dig into you making it uncomfortable after a while of wearing. I also love the hoody that comes with it. So, when your little one is alseep you can put the hoody over their head to not only help support it but keep it nice and dark. Their are also tabs that go over your purse strap and snap down keeping your purse from falling off your shoulder. I really love this feature! 

I took this carrier for a test drive on my 3 hour shopping trip and it scored a A+. I can't wait to try it out as a backpack for hiking trips in the future.

Now you can enter to win your own Boba :

Enter for your chance to win a Boba Baby Carier, a Boba Baby Wrap, or a Boba Travel Pack! All products can be seen at www.bobafamily.com. With Boba Products it is easier than every to enjoy Freedom Together as a family and Boba wants YOU to get a chance to use their products. To enter to win, "Like" them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boba) and for an additional two entries, follow them on Twitter (www.twitter.com/boba).

This giveaway is from November 15th to November 30th.

*This product was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Food Tips and Giveaway!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 80 percent of foodborne illnesses are linked to meat and poultry, so proper handling and cooking is essential.

Here are 10 tips to help ensure safe handling and preparation of foods this holiday season:

1.    Don't let uncooked turkey sit at room temperature. Shop for a turkey last and get it home and refrigerated promptly. Bag the turkey separately and place it below other food in the refrigerator.

2.    Don't attempt to thaw a frozen turkey quickly by leaving it sit overnight on a kitchen counter. Use one of the following methods:
a.     Option I – Refrigerator Method. Keep the turkey in its original wrapper and place in a shallow pan on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator. It may take several days for a large turkey to thaw (plan for a thawing time of 4 – 5 hours per pound of turkey). A turkey that has been thawed in this way can remain in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days before cooking.
b.    Option II - Cold Water ThawingAllow about 30 minutes per pound. Place the turkey in a leak-proof plastic bag and submerge the wrapped turkey in cold tap water. Change the water every 30 minutes until the turkey is thawed. Cook the turkey immediately after it is thawed.
c.     Option III – Microwave Thawing. Since microwave oven performance varies, check your owner's manual for the size turkey that will fit in your microwave oven, the minutes per pound and power level to use for thawing. Remove all outside wrapping and place the turkey on a microwave-safe dish to catch any juices that may leak. Because some areas of the turkey may become warm and begin to cook during microwaving, a turkey thawed in the microwave must be cooked immediately.

3.    Don’t wash your turkey. There's no need to wash your turkey before your cook it. If you do, bacteria from raw poultry can splash onto worktops, dishes and other foods. Proper cooking will kill bacteria. If you choose to rinse your turkey, such as after brining, be very careful about splashing water and disinfect your sink and all other nearby surfaces thoroughly afterwards.

4.    Never place an uncooked turkey directly on the counter; keep it on a platter or in a roaster. Clean and sanitize the counter as well as any dishes or utensils that came into contact with raw turkey or its juices.

5.    Don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly immediately after handling raw turkey, using plenty of warm water and soap. Given that the holidays occur during cold and flu season, make sure that any guests who come into the kitchen to help wash their hands as well to avoid the spread of germs and illness. The scrubclub.org provides some handwashing tips. 

6.    Use a thermometer to check for doneness, even if the turkey has a pop-up timer. Check the internal temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing as well as the thickest part of the breast. When the temperature reaches 165° F at all three locations, the turkey should be done. 

7.    For optimum safety, don’t stuff your turkey. Since it’s difficult to cook stuffing evenly when it’s packed inside a turkey, consider cooking stuffing in a separate casserole dish. If you do choose to stuff, wait to do so until right before putting the turkey in the oven. Use only pre-cooked meats and vegetables in the stuffing mixture, pack the stuffing loosely, and cook the stuffing until it reaches at least 165° F at the center.

8.    Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers immediately. Large portions should be separated into smaller containers and covered loosely to speed cooling.

9.    Properly reheat before you eat: Any pre-cooked dishes as well as leftovers need to be reheated to 165 degrees in order to kill any looming bacteria. Microwave ovens tend to heat food unevenly; keeping food loosely covered allows heat to better circulate throughout food. Use a food thermometer and check the temperature in multiple locations to make sure no cold spots are left. Refrigerated turkey, stuffing, and gravy should be eaten within 3 to 4 days.

10.  Sanitize your dishcloths or sponges on a regular basis, or use disposable cloths: A contaminated dishcloth can house millions of bacteria after a few hours of use. In fact, an NSF International Germ Study found that the kitchen dish rag /sponge is the germiest place in the home.  Since Thanksgiving is a busy day in the kitchen, and it may be hard to keep track of dishcloth use, consider using paper towels to clean up and then throw them away immediately.

 One lucky reader will receive the following:
(NSF Certified) Tupperware

*I received the same package  free of charge for purpose of this giveaway. *

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- Hunting we will go!

Hunting we will go! The newest edition's 3 month pictures! Oh how we love her!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What mom on wheels=crazy? Heelys Review!

I have heard of Heelys and seen kids wear them around stores heeling. They make it look so easy! So, when I got the opportunity to try them I jumped at the chance! I want my kids to think of me as a cool mom. 

When I received my Heelys I tried them on first and walked around in them to help break them in. Then I took the tabs off the bottom and inserted the wheels. You would think heeling would be easy. Nope! I almost lost it a couple times. After trying for over a hour and not getting it I put them up. I then decided to watch the how to skate video. They made it look simple so I got my oldest son to pull me around till I got my balance point. Once I got that down after having him pull me around I started heeling! I was so excited! I could heely!

Let me tell you for a fact don't expect to get these shoes and be able to start heeling right off that for one won't happen. I do suggest watching the video it really helped me grasp the whole concept. I was so thankful I didn't fall on my butt. My husband thought I was crazy and going to hurt myself the whole time. I do love my Heelys but I promise you won't see me heeling at the store anytime soon. 

Now, Heelys has the Heels HX2 which has 2 removeable wheels in each shoe making it ideal for younger kids and beginners. They are not only easier to maintain balance but they don't require much leg strength to lift up your toes to skate which I will say takes lots and lots of practice. Later after mastering balance you can convert these to normal Heelys by taking out the front wheel. 

If your wanting Heelys for Christmas? Heelys is throwing a Black Friday special that you may want to take advantage of if Heelys are on your or your child's Christmas wish list. Between Nov 25- Nov 28, buy any pair of Heelys, and you'll get the second pair for $25. There's also a deal on Nano. Buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get free ground shipping on all orders! 

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion*

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dollar General Veteran's Day 10% Discount!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of DollarGeneral for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Veteran's Day is a holiday to honor our service men and women that have served in the military! With us living near a army base it is not hard to remember their sacrifice. I have tons of family members in the military, some active and some retired. I love the fact that we take a day to remember their sacrifice to our country! 

I also love it when companies show their gratitude by offering military and their families discounts.  This year,Dollar General's Veteran's Day discount, offers 10% off at Dollar General in store on 11/11.  No coupon is even needed!  This discount is available to veterans, active military, and their families, and everyone can use code 'VETERANSDAY' online at Dollar General's site at checkout on 11/11 - 11/13 to receive a 10% discount. 

Did I mention that Dollar General has care packages available for our troops with free shipping?  They are making it easy for everyone to support by offering male and female care packages, with two options available, offering you the chance to select a package that best fits your needs or your budget.

Want to feel good?  Stop by Dollar General's Facebook  page to view thank you videos that support our troops.  Veterans Day is the perfect day to remember all of our vets:  those who serve currently and those who have served to protect the freedom we all enjoy.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reebok EasyTone Class Action Settlement Refunds!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reebok Settlement for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


If you own any Reebok EasyTone shoes or apparel, the following information about a class action settlement could get you a refund:

Did you know that if you purchased certain Reebok toning shoes and apparel between Dec. 5, 2008 and Oct. 12, 2011, you may be eligible to receive payment from a class action settlement? That’s because there’s a lawsuit out there that alleges that Reebok violated certain state laws regarding the marketing and sale of toning shoes and apparel. Reebok denies all wrongdoing, and a court did not decide which side was right. Instead, the parties have decided to settle.

Here are the eligible shoes in this class action settlement:

  • Easy Tone
  • RunTone
  • JumpTone
  • SlimTone
  • EasyTone Flip
  • TrainTone
  • SimplyTone

And this is the eligible apparel:

  • EasyTone Capri
  • EasyTone Shorts
  • EasyTone Sleeveless Shirt
  • EasyTone Pants
  • EasyTone Long Bra Top
  • EasyTone Short Sleeve Top

Here’s a toll-free number to get more information about this Reebok settlement: 1-888-398-5389.

And here’s a press release with more details:

New Message


You can also get more information at this Facebook page: EasyTone Settlement.

Here’s the Federal Trade Commission’s page on this class-action settlement: Reebok refunds.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simone France Skincare Review!

Are you tired of trying to find the right products to clean your face? Well look no further! Simone France skin care is the best way to clean your face! I can't say that enough! I recently got to try out their skin care products and I love them! They make your face feel so fresh and clean! I promise after one use of their "sandwich" you will feel a difference!

What's their "sandwich" you ask? Well let me tell you it's a unique combination of moisturizer, scrub and soap, each specially formulated to work together in this unusual way, along with disposable cleansing cloths that are positively addicting! I love the disposable cleansing cloths and must get some more! They are so soft and you just toss them so no worries about having something clean on your face. You also don't have to worry about using soap, as this sandwich method allows you to get cleansing benefits of soap with absolutely none of the dryness!
The Sandwich requires only a few minutes each morning and will leave your skin fresh and glowing! You will see and feel results the very first time you use it! Also, add the Instant Radiance mask to your skin treatment once a week and you will simply look and feel radiant!

I also got to try the light milk and gentle toner which together makes a great skin cleanser and make up remover! My face has never thanked me enough! I usually have an occasional break out and I have yet to have once since using Simone France! Plus, my face is so soft and smooth! 

I can't say enough about Simone France I never in my life though my face would feel this good! Not only that but the whole process of the sandwich will surely wake you up in the morning!

Simone France is offering 10% discount to all new customers using code FT108! This would make a great gift for yourself or someone you love!

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion*

Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Shampoo and Wash Review!

With the cold weather right around the corner, even the youngest of bodies suffers from dry skin. Babo Botanicals, the premium all-natural hair and body care line for infants and children, is here to help with its Oatmilk Calendula Shampoo and Wash and Lotion  which has been proven to comfort and soothe skin from eczema, dry patches and intense irritation. For babies, its Calendula Oil helps soothe scalps from cradle cap and rough patches.

For some reason all my babies have cradle cap soon after they are born. It's not a pleasant sight to see and I am always looking for ways to get rid of it. I have tried tons of stuff in my 13 years of being a mom. Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Shampoo and Wash has done the trick! I have been using it on our newest edition who is almost 3 months and it has really cleared up her head. I am very impressed at how fast it works!

The best part is these are all natural organic ingredients in every bottle! As we all know our little ones are very precious to us and it's important to keep their skin from drying out! This is body wash is perfect for the whole family as well as your little ones! Especially if you suffer from eczema. Another great thing is this wonderful wash is also available in travel sizes!

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion*

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eye Buy Direct Buy One Get One Giveaway!

Are you in need of prescription glasses? Well let me tell you that Eye Buy Direct is having a awesome sale right now! From now till November 7th they are having a buy one get one sale! 

How awesome is that? The great thing is they don't have to be the same prescription. So, if you need new glasses and so does someone else in your house like your child this would be perfect! Or if you want two pair just for yourself!

Another great feature Eye Buy Direct has is the eye try! They let you upload a picture of yourself so you can see what the glasses will look on you. I love this feature!

So, check out this awesome deal here. Hurry this offer is only till November 7th!