Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!!

wishing you a safe day and lots of candy!! :D

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hasbro and Fisher-Price Coupons

Just wanted to share some toy coupons with you guys!

I am not sure when these Hasbro coupons expire - I don't want to click through the landing page to the coupons until my laptop is hooked up to the printer.

Fisher-Price coupons expire on 12/31, so you have lots of time to use them toward Christmas gifts! Coupons listed on the landing page include $5 off Laugh and Learn Puppy, $5 off Magical Fairy Dora and $10 off Thomas and Friends TrackMaster Cranky & Flynn Save the Day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CLOSED Marzetti Caramel Dip Review and Giveaway!

Caramel is one of my most favorite sweet things to eat. I love it on ice cream and in cookies and candy. But i usually don't use it as a dip. I am not sure why? So I was excited to get to try Marzetti Caramel Dips. It was the perfect addition to the appetizers for Baby E's baptism. (That post to come soon!!)

I tried the Sweet & Salty Caramel Dip. I was expecting it to taste somewhat salty, but it tasted more like toasted caramel. We used apples and unsalted pretzels to dip in it, and both were delicious. My husband had the idea to dunk chocolate bars and chocolate sandwich cookies in it. Um... they tasted heavenly!!  I think I might try making Caramel Cereal Crunch Bars next!

Marzetti dips are located in the produce section of your local supermarket. Suggested retail price is $3.99 for 16 ounces. You can view all of their dips at this link.

I have two coupons to give out to two lucky readers - each reader gets one ocpuon for a free Marzetti produce dip! Easy entry with this rafflcopter form. Please give it a few seconds to load. If you have any questions or issues, reply and let me know!

*I was sent three free product coupons, one to use for my review and 2 to give away. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine*

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The First Years True Fit Convertible Car Seat at Woot Kids

Today on Kids Woot, The First Years True Fit Convertible Car Seat is the deal of the day! Only $99.99. plus $5 shipping. This is $40 to $50 savings. AND if you use code "taxsucks" you get $5 off of your order.

The available colors are the ones shown - aurora black and pink butterfly. Remember - this is deal is only good today, and the daily deals can sell out quickly, so act fast!!!

Head on over to Kids Woot to check it out!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Downy Unstopables Review

I will admit that I usually don't use these type of items. No fabric softeners, no yummy smelling things. But I decided to give this product a chance - and I am glad I did! It is so easy to use - just pour it into the bottom of your washer drum and let it work its magic in the wash. I usually forget to add it and have to move my clothes around to pour it in. You don't have to use much to get a good scent, either.

I first used it on my clothes and as surprised at how long the scent lasted, a week when they weren't used. I then used it on my towels and wow, it got some stanks right out. I think this product would be great if you have really smelly items like uniforms.

I would definitely buy this product again! I received the blue "Fresh" scent - I can't really describe what it smells like - fresh is a good way to describe it! I would buy it, as well as the purple "Lush" scent to see how it compares.

*this product was provided to me free from vocalpoint. No other compensation was received. All thoughts are my own*

Monday, October 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week of 10/10/11

  This week is going to be a busy week... getting everything ready for my parents' visit and Baby E's baptism, plus we are having game night on Saturday!!! And J will be working until 6 almost every night. Thursday is E's 6 month appointment, too. I will probably cut out a meal this week, but this what I have planned!

Monday: Pasta e Fagoli - modified to leave out the beans

Tuesday: Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday:  Healthified Impossibly Easy Chicken-N-Broccoli Pie (this has been on and off the menu for weeks!)

Friday: My parents get here!!!! So I am doing easy homemade - Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

Normally, I do not cook on the weekends :) But this is an exception weekend...

Saturday:  Game night via House Party!! MIL is bringing baked ziti, and we are having snacky items - cheese, crackers, chips, dip. Fun times!

Sunday: Lunch after baptism: ordering pizza and making Slow Cooker Lasagna with salad and garlic bread on the side. Cupcakes, pizza crumb and yet to be determined cookies for dessert1 YUM.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy 6 Months!!!

I cannot believe Baby E is 6 months old today!! It seems like forever ago that he was born. And he  is changing right before my eyes!

the day after he was born

All of the sudden he is rolling over, both ways, all the time. He sits up on his own, unassisted and not bearing weight on his hands, for quite a few minutes. He always wants to sit up so he can see what is going on (just like his mom lol!) and still loves to stand. he is getting so tall, to me at least, he is almost a head taller than the bottom of the rocking chair.

being silly with his Mickey

He's in his crib for night and naps now - unswaddled totally! And he always ends up against the rails.

friends guardinh him while he sleeps
He hasn't started "army crawling" yet but I am sure that will be soon. He can turn himself around and around to get to where he wants to go. He can push himself up to standing and to sitting.

still loves eating his feet too

He LOVES eating, loves all of the fruit and veggies he has eaten except peas and squash.  He is also teething... lots of drool and some crankiness.

first food... bananas

And still always moving! So laid back in the womb... so active today!

I love this kid so much and can't really imagine life without him!  Happy 6 months sweet boy!

6 months!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hanes launches comfort-sharing Facebook App for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hanes new Virtual Comfort application allows users to share comfort with those who need it most. Become a fan of Hanes on Facebook to personalize and send free virtual Comfort Packages to friends and family using their app. For each package sent, Hanes will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. to promote early cancer detection and provide mammograms for those in need! I love when companies make it simple to donate to wonderful causes.

The free virtual Comfort Package can be sent from the Pink tab on the Hanes page.  The Comfort Package is fully customizable with photos, videos, recipes, T-shirt designs, music and messages.The Pink tab also includes video of interviews featuring Hanes employees who have been affected by breast cancer and the Words of Comfort Wall where fans can leave thoughts of hope and encouragement to those touched by this terrible disease.

Please take a moment to send a virtual Comfort package.

As a longtime supporter of breast cancer awareness, Hanes has made cash and in-kind donations totaling $1 million since 2009 and is donating up to $125,000 to NBCF this year.  <
I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Get Ready for Swag Code Mania!!!

On Monday, Swag Bucks will be having a Swag Code extravaganza!  They will release multiple codes throughout the day – 60 Swag Bucks worth of codes in total – and the fun kicks off at 6am PST with a code on Twitter. Some of the codes will be easy to get, and some will require some work, so be sure to bring your thinking caps with you!

Search & Win

If you still haven't joined Swag Bucks, click here to join. You will get 30 points for joining, and if you enter the code BIGTIMEBUCKS you will get an additional 70 Bucks! That is 100 total - almost 1/4 of what you need to get  a $5 gift card! I make enough bucks to get $10 to $15 worth of Amazon gift cards a month... JUST by searching!!!

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