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Green Bean Casserole w/Bacon + Free Holiday Meal Plan from eMeals


Time to start prepping your holiday feast. I know a lot of people have traditional dishes they like to serve. We sure do! But I'm also open to trying some new dishes. Who knows, if they are good they might become tradition. This Green Bean Casserole with Bacon looks and sounds amazing. This is on my Thanksgiving meal list! eMeals is now offering a FREE Holiday Meal Plan when you join during November and December. If you need a Paleo or Clean Eating Holiday Meal Plan they also have that … [Read more...]

Live Action ‘Cinderella’ Pictures + Trailer


I always think it is interesting when an animated film becomes live action. It seems there is always room for a different interpretation of the film when this happens. I sincerely hope, though, with Cinderella the story remains the same. I love the message of being yourself and evil doesn't win! I recently got some pictures and a trailer form the movie that I would love to share with you:       Aren't the costumes and gowns amazing. I seriously wouldn't … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills {So You Can Splurge on FUN}


I'm all about finding easy ways to save money - especially on my energy bills. As the weather now turns from warm to cold it's time for a refresher on easy things I can do to save money on my energy bills. Since I have been refreshing my memory about it, I thought I better share what I learn with you as well. Upgrade to ENERGY STAR appliances. If your current appliances aren't ENERGY STAR labeled, then consider upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. Do your research beforehand. This catalog … [Read more...]

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


Are you getting ready to shop? A lot? With the holidays here it seems like we are at the store almost everyday. We need items for our special meals, desserts, gifts and more! Spending seems more likely than saving right now, but it doesn't have to. This holiday season you can get paid when you shop online! TopCashBack offers the highest payouts out of all the other options out there. TopCashback.com is the USA’s only full-commission-giving cashback and coupon codes portal and is completely … [Read more...]

National Travel Deals Giveaway – 6 Winners!


Traveling is my favorite thing to do, though it seems all the little pieces of vacations add up to being expensive. I'm really excited about this giveaway and how it can help you save money on your next vacation, PLUS there 6 winners! Read on...Who doesn't love to travel right? My family and I love to go on road trips to see family during the holidays, but putting all those miles on the car can be a drag, so we like to rent a car for our road trips! Finding a good rental company is essential to … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Cape Canaveral, FL

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I received free passes to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. All opinions are completely my own. During my 4 days at Tuckaway Shores Resort we were treated to several local attractions on the Space Coast. When I found out we were going to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex I was super excited. It wasn't anywhere I had ever considered going before but once I saw the details of our visit I couldn't wait! The Kennedy Space Center is about an hour north of Tuckaway … [Read more...]

Tuckaway Shores Resort – Indiatlantic, FL


I was invited for a 3 night stay at Tuckaway Shores Resort and to explore the Space Coast of Florida. While I was there all my expenses were paid. All opinions are my own. When I say Florida what do you think of? It might be Walt Disney World, cruises, beaches, or maybe your friends or family that live there. Before my recent 4 day visit to Florida I would think of all those things too. However, now when I think of Florida I think of the Space Coast and Tuckaway Shores. 70 minutes … [Read more...]

Time to Stay Warm


I received free products for review purposes. All opinions are my own. It is so cold! I know there are colder places than Missouri, but this week has mostly featured single digits and with the wind chill a few negative numbers slipped in there. Besides the cold, I am the Mom of 3 which means there are constant crumbs on the floor. It's one of the law of physics, you know. Even after I sweep, crumbs magically appear. These 2 reasons are why I ALWAYS wear house shoes. Isotoner sent me a … [Read more...]

Cruising Through Your Bucket List

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This is a compensated campaign to increase awareness of Hurtigruten Cruises out of Norway. All opinions are my own. As I have entered my 30's (with much resistance) I have begun to think about the things I would like to accomplish in my life and the places I would like to go. I hadn't heard the term bucket list until 2007 when the movie came out. Up until that point I had goals for my life and dreams of places to go but hadn't labeled it anything. Now that I'm in my 30's and see more and … [Read more...]

Getting Chatty with Gabby


I received a free product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite parts of doing a Holiday Gift Guide is that I get introduced to new toys that my kids love! Spinmaster Toys sent me Chatsters Gabby doll. This interactive doll is really cool. First of all the packaging is amazing. Immediately you want to play with her because of the cool packaging. This premium Chatsters kit included a giant cardboard dollhouse with the Gabby doll and accessories - pink hair … [Read more...]

LeapTV Gets Kids Active


I'm participating in a "Leap into Gaming" party from Mom Select. I received a free Leap TV for the party and to review. All opinions are my own. What if I told you your kids could play video games, learn and be active all at the same time? Would you believe me? Well, guess what? They can! With LeapFrog's LeapTV video gaming system your kids can learn, reinforce things they already know and be active. I was chosen to participate in a "Leap Into Gaming" party from Mom Select in which they … [Read more...]

DIY Roadway


I received a product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My kids love tracks. Whether it's a train table, a carpet car track, a plastic race track or a homemade roadway, my kids love it! When they came home from school and I told them our activity was going to be making a homemade roadway they got very excited! First, gather the supplies you need. We used a cardboard sheet, construction paper, Classic road series tape from Inroad Toys, and accessories from our train table (you can … [Read more...]

Do you want to build a robot?

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I received a free product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My husband is an Electrical Engineer and loves to build things. Last year when we were first introduced to Hexbug through a fun game and a bug with a track, he was amazed. He spent a lot of time studying the creature to figure out how it worked and what parts were inside. This year he is going to be floored when I show him what Hexbug has in store for him now! Hexbug has a new line of toys out call Vex Robotics. … [Read more...]

Is the VTech Innotab MAX Right for Your Kids? + Giveaway


I received a complimentary product from VTech in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. The amount of choices for kids electronics is ever-growing and can be quite overwhelming. It seems every year a new children's tablet comes out. How do you choose which one is right for you? Well, let me help by telling you about the features of the VTech Innotab MAX and why I love it! VTech sent me the Innotab MAX to include in my Holiday Gift Guide. I was super excited to try it out and … [Read more...]

Cool Gel n Cap Giveaway


Cool Gel N Cap is a fun natural remedy for your kids bumps and bruises! It's a children's first aid cap with comforting cold and warm therapy. Check out a review of the Cool Gel N Cap at Giveaway Bandit and be sure to find more great gift ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide. The Cool Gel N Cap is a health and wellness product for boys and girls ages 1+ that naturally soothes everyday head bumps, bruises, fever symptoms, migraines, ear infection symptoms, fever symptoms, and more in a fun, easy, and … [Read more...]