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Roman Meal Bread: Baked Fresh Locally! Delish Recipes & Giveaway!

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Now that the kids are back at school and I only have to feed myself at lunch, I find myself skipping lunch and then snacking on a long list of things that are far from healthy. I’m not saying that a small mixing bowl of “sugar cereal” in delicious silence can be magical, but on the average a healthy, delicious sandwich on homemade bread sounds amazing!

I definitely don’t have time to make my own bread every week, so I’m really glad that Roman Meal bakes their bread daily at 90+ regional bakeries. It is delivered fresh to my local grocery store-it’s never frozen! Roman Meal is a favorite of the whole family, kids included! I’m not about to tell them it’s  packed with whole grains in addition to being light, soft and tasty! Whole wheat, whole rye, wheat bran, wheat germ, flaxmeal and a bit of honey and molasses make it so good. Just two pieces of Roman Meal (one serving size) has 21 grams of whole grain-thats 40% of the USDA’s recommended 48 grams of whole grain/day. It also is a great source of calcium, vitamin D and fiber. All of this good stuff may reduce the risk of heart disease, help with weight management and aid in digestion.

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It might look a little funny, but trust me. It’s delicious and it’s excellent for you! I made it in a matter of minutes too! Just look how easy it was:

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Roman Meal makes it easy with an amazing list of recipes on the website. Here are a few that will be on our table this week!

Whole Grain Peach Cobbler

Fresh Peach & Nectarine Whole Grain Cobbler looks like the perfect dessert for the end of summer.

Stuffed Tomatoes

Can you believe the Chicken Sausage & Whole Grain Stuffed Tomatoes take only 15 minutes of prep?

Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese

The Turkey & Brie Grilled Cheese would make for a decadent picnic while the weather is still warm!

Strawberry Chicken Sandwich

I think the Strawberry & Balsamic Grilled Chicken Sandwiches might just be a new favorite of mine! What a combination!

Did you know that September is Whole Grains Month? Improve your diet when you “Make The Switch” to healthy whole grain meals. Get more info from Whole Grain Council website and check out the delicious recipes on the “Simple Meals” pinterest board.

Be sure to follow Roman Meal on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest news and promotions!

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When you sign up for the Roman Meal Bread e-newsletter, you will get a $1 off coupon every time you receive one. You can sign up for the Roman Meal newsletter here.

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From now until September 30th, you can enter to win a $2500 cash prize on the Roman Meal Facebook page. Many will also win free bread coupons. Just for entering you will receive a $1 off coupon!

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Easy Self-Feeding with the EasyPouch Independence #LessMess

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Feeding twin toddlers can be a lot of fun. I love seeing their faces light up when they take a bite out of a new food they love or when they share their food with each other. As they got older, I loved seeing what independent eaters they became. But Olivia – oh, sweet Olivia. She is my messy one. I love giving both of them the pouches of food for snack time or lunch. It’s easy for all of us but recently Olivia has taken to grabbing her pouch and then squeezing it all over her highchair tray or herself. She thinks it’s hilarious but I’m the one cleaning the mess up every day!

Enter the EasyPouch: the No Squeeze, No Mess, baby food pouch feeder. This product, while simple, is helping moms everywhere keep their kids mess-free while learning to eat independently. Now self-feeding can be easy, not messy!

EasyPouchThe EasyPouch Independence holds both small and large disposable food pouches. It’s made of recyclable materials and comes in a bright green color so it’s easy to find in your diaper bag! Recommended for children 9 months and up, it’s easy to place a pouch in it and then snap the EasyPouch up. It features child resistant latches – oh, how Evie tried to open it – but it’s easy for parents to open.

EasyPouch OpenOlivia and Evie were so intrigued by the EasyPouch. It fit perfectly in their little hands and they had no problems eating their applesauce during snack time. Best of all, Olivia didn’t made a mess at all!

EasyPouch TwinsThe EasyPouch Independence is the perfect solution for parents who are wanting to encourage their children to become self-feeders. It’s conveniently sold in pairs so there is one for the diaper bag and one for the home – or you know, one for each twin! It also features slots on the back so you can tether it to a stroller or a highchair.

The EasyPouch Independence is sold through Amazon for a safe and secure checkout plus fast shipping!

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Zoey at Banfield

Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan for Your Dog

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With 5 people in our household, it can sometimes be easy to forget about our very first baby – our 8 year old Lab Zoey! Throughout the day, Zoey is pretty laid-back and she likes to stay in her crate. She loves our three kids and lets Olivia and Evie hang all over her. Just like humans, dogs need check-ups with their doctors too – especially because of heartworm disease.

Heartworm disease is one of the most serious and potentially fatal parasites affecting dogs and cats. Pets can contract heartworm disease through a single bite from an infected mosquito!  Treatment of heartworm disease in dogs is difficult and painful for the dog, as well as expensive for the pet owner. Heartworm disease can be deadly to cats and there is no approved heartworm treatment in the U.S. for cats today. We were always so careful to keep our cat inside but with Zoey, it’s a bit harder. She loves to run around our backyard and there are just so many mosquitoes out this summer! Luckily, heartworm prevention is easy, safe and affordable. To properly protect pets from heartworm infection, Banfield Pet Hospital recommends annual heartworm testing and year-round preventive medication for both dogs and cats.

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Our experience with Banfield Pet Hospital

We were able to take Zoey to our local Banfield Pet Hospital and enroll her into the Banfield Optimim Wellness Plan. The plans can be customized based on the needs of your pet, and combine physical exams, routinely recommended vaccinations and screenings, unlimited free office visits, service discounts and more into one affordable veterinary care package. This is such a great deal because you really never know what could happen to your little furbaby!

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Banfield believes in preventive veterinary care as the best way to improve the quality and longevity of a pet’s life by reducing the risk of developing serious, costly and sometimes fatal diseases, such as heartworm disease. Heartworm testing  can be administered during a routine office visit. Office visits are always free through Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan®, and many plans include annual heartworm tests.

When we brought Zoey in, they were able to run numerous tests on her during her check-up, including a heartworm test. The good news? No heartworm and for her age, Zoey is in really great shape! The bad news? Poor Zoey had a double ear infection!

I absolutely loved her doctor who explained everything about all of the tests that they ran and also how we were going to treat Zoey’s ear infection – they even showed me how to do an ear washing so we could get medicine down her ears!

The rest of the staff was so great to us and everything went very quickly and we were both put at ease. The rooms are also very nice and clean. Plus, we saved so much money! All of the tests were well over $500 but when you sign up for the plan, you’re just paying a low monthly fee.

It’s nice to know that in case of an emergency or just a check-up, they will be there for us!

Heartworm Preventive

Banfield Pet Hospital offers ProHeart® 6, an injectable heartworm preventive that can be prescribed to healthy dogs over the age of 6 months, which delivers six months of protection in a single dose—offering both convenience and peace of mind to pet owners.

Banfield will do a quick blood test to make sure they are free of adult heartworms and then they can get started on ProHeart® 6 which can protect dogs from dangerous heartworm disease by preventing immature worms from maturing into adults that cause damage in the pet’s heart.

If you’re interested in trying out ProHeart® 6 for your pet, download this $10 off a 6-month injectable heartworm preventive coupon!

Thank you to Banfield Pet Hospital for providing information about Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan® and ProHeart® 6 – we love it for Zoey!

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The Maze Runner Trailer + $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #MazeRunner

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Last week, I shared with you a new trailer for The Maze Runner which is based on the best-selling novel from James Dashner. It’s in theaters Septmber 19th and it’s sure to be a hit!

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When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. 

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New “This is Where I Leave You” Trailer + $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #TIWILY

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Last week, I shared a trailer for the movie This is Where I Leave Youwhich looks like the perfect Date Night movie. It’s got a great cast and I’m always up for a good dramedy. Plus, it’s directed by Shawn Levy who I met a few years ago – he’s super funny and makes great movies!

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When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

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This Is Where I Leave You stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda. It’s based on the novel “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper.

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This is Where I Leave You is in theaters on September 19th. Visit the official website and keep up to date on the movie by liking on Facebook!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Toys at Walmart + $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #GOTGWM

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Disney and Walmart partnered with bloggers such as me for their program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. Disney and Walmart believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Disney and Walmart policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

Have you seen the best movie of 2014 yet? True, the year isn’t over but hands down, Guardians of the Galaxy is the best movie of the year and one of my favorite MARVEL movies ever.

GOTG_Blogger_ArtWork_6My husband and I went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy on a “Date Afternoon” and even though my 6 year old hasn’t seen the movie, he is going crazy over it! He’s already putting together his Christmas list and right now it largely consists of Guardians of the Galaxy toys which are available at Walmart! From action figures to vehicles and even masks, Walmart has it all – and Hayden wants it all!

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Since he’s been doing so well at school so far, I decided to get him a special treat – a Rocket Raccoon figure from Walmart! If you ask Hayden who his favorite character is, he will tell you all of them but my favorite is Rocket Raccoon.

GOTG_Bios_RocketRocket is feisty and funny – in my opinion, he made the whole film! So I might have been a little biased when I got the Rocket Raccoon toy for Hayden! There were tons of other cool toys too and I know these are going to be the hot toys for Christmas!

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From Star-Lord to Gamora, Walmart has you covered on all of the Guardians of the Galaxy Toys! Check out what I think will be the hottest toys this year! I totally want that Groot and Rocket set.

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Which Guardians of the Galaxy toys will your kids go crazy for?

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Organize Your Parent Teacher Group with Monday Envelope + $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Even before my son started school, I knew I wanted to be involved as much as possible. Last year he started Kindergarten and I loved being in the classroom to help the teacher or to volunteer for the class parties and bigger events like Picture Day. I never thought about joining the PTA of his school but when I was approached with a call and the fact that I had been nominated to be the Activities Coordinator, I jumped at the chance. This is my first year on the board and I’m loving all of the positive changes we are bringing to the school and all of the fun events we are planning.

I never had any idea of all the hard work that a PTA puts into making sure that both the parents AND the teachers have a great school year, but it’s a lot of work! We have been in constant communication throughout the summer and it’s only picked up more since the school year has started and there’s so much stuff going on. We’ve had a lot of emails going back and forth between many people and I know that I have spent a lot of time going through my inbox and searching to find a certain email or attachment. If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a new solution, look no further than MondayEnvelope.com!

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As a Group Leader, you have a lot going on {I know our President is always so busy!}. You’re trying to keep parents informed but also get them involved. You want to easily send out information to parents in an organized and effective way. You also want to raise some money for your school and also gather volunteers together for upcoming events.

With MondayEnvelope.com, you can do all of this easily. Instead of that “Monday Envelope” going out each week stuffed with flyers or weekly emails, Monday Envelope is a website {not an app!} that is easily accessible for your whole school community.

As a Group Leader, create a group for your organization. Then, start creating events, set up a fundraiser and put out a call for volunteers. Monday Envelope then sends out a weekly email letting everyone know what events are coming up and what the needs are. I love that everything is organized in one place and easily accessible for all parents and teachers.

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If you’re a leader for a school’s PTO or PTA, create a community now on MondayEnvelope.com! You’ll appreciate the time and headaches it will save you.

Are you a parent that is wanting to get involved, looking for all the information in one place and wanting to clean up your inbox of the “reply all” emails? Let your PTA or PTO know about Monday Envelope so they can sign up!

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7 Days of Fall Fashion with Hello Kitty and Walmart! {$50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway} #HKSchoolStyle

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A few weeks ago, I threw a Hello Kitty Fall Fashion Show Party with some local St. Louis bloggers and their families. We had such a fun time and I sure loved celebrating all of the hot new Hello Kitty looks at Walmart for girls. We had 7 adorable elementary school aged girls and I’m excited to show you 7 outfits that I know you’ll love for your little ones too!

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First up are the little ones! They were all 5 and just starting Kindergarten! What better to give them confidence than with new outfits from Hello Kitty?

Caelyn, Age 5, Daughter of Cassie from Crazy Cool Crafty

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Joley, Age 5, Daughter of Stefany from To Be Thode

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Selah, Age 5, Daughter of Virginia from That Bald Chick

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Ellie, Age 5, Daughter of Hannah from sKIDmarks

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Layla, Age 6, These Chicks Blog

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Chloe, Age 8, Daughter of Cassie from Crazy Cool Crafty

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Lady T, Age 12, Daughter of Makeba from MELISASource

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How cute are all of those outfits?! Go back to school in style with the exclusive Hello Kitty Walmart line of clothing, accessories, bags, jewelry, and school supplies. Fall fashion and back to school are easy when you stop by a Walmart store to stock up on the Hello Kitty favorites your family loves!

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What kind of Hello Kitty gear will your daughter love?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Fruit of the Loom at Walmart

Back to School with Fruit of the Loom + $75 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #TGIBTS

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Growing up, one of my favorite things about the start of a new school year was going shopping for all of my new supplies and clothing. It didn’t matter that it was still 90+ degrees out, we were going to buy fall clothes! Since Hayden has started school, I’ve enjoyed the tradition of taking him back to school shopping. We’ve got everything that is on his school list but one thing that is easy to overlook are the essentials – socks and underwear. Each year, I like to stock up on new essentials from Fruit of the Loom. Even if Hayden hasn’t grown out of his old pairs, it’s always nice to start the new school year with new ones!

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We headed to Walmart to check everything off his list and while there, we saw that the Fruit of the Loom Bonus Packs were out! These packs come with THREE extra items which is such a steal when you already have so much to buy.

The Bonus Packs are available in boys, girls and even in men’s and women’s for those teens who have outgrown the children sizes. All packages are available at Walmart, both in-store and online. 

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I love the great quality of Fruit of the Loom socks and underwear plus all of the fun patterns and colors that they come in! Hayden had a great time picking out what he wanted for the new school year.

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Underwear, socks, shirts….we got it all! Hayden is totally set to start first grade with confidence! As for me? I’m feeling a mix of emotions – part of me is #TGIBTS {Thank Goodness It’s Back to School!!} but part of me is sad that my baby boy will be going to school full-day. I know that he will love it and a routine is so good for him! I’ll be home hanging with Olivia and Evie – can you imagine all of the Fruit of the Loom I’ll have to buy when they start school?!

Make sure to head to Walmart for all of your Fruit of the Loom Bonus Packs! Connect with Fruit of the Loom on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest to stay updated on the latest news!

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DreamsWorks Press: Dragons App + iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

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One of Hayden’s favorite movies this year was How to Train a Dragon 2 and I have to admit that I loved it too! With going back to school, I like for him to unwind when he gets home so for a treat I downloaded the app Dragon from the iTunes Store, which is based on the popular franchise.

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Dragons Interactive Story App

DreamWorks Press: Dragons’ is a groundbreaking, premium interactive story app based on the world and beloved characters from DreamWorks’ Dragon franchise. Following the launch of their publishing division, DreamWorks Press: Dragons is the studio’s first self-published story app, allowing readers to train their own dragons, explore unseen lands, and become the lead character within brand-new Dragon tales. The app is the initial installment in a series for which subsequent chapters will become available, continuing the reader’s adventure with Hiccup and Toothless.

The app is available at Apple’s iOS store and will retail for $4.99 with later chapters retailing for $.99 this fall. The app’s three reading levels will target fans ages 5 and under, 6 to 8, and 9 to 11 years old.

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Unique features include:

  • A visually rich 2D & 3D storytelling event
  • Tappable 2D animations geared towards participation
  • 3D interactivities to care for, play and fly with your dragon
  • Three reading levels for varying age ranges
  • Robust audio integration for an immersive experience

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Give Back and Celebrate National Lemonade Day at Red Robin {Giveaway}

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It’s always great when a company that you love does good. It makes me love them even more! To celebrate National Lemonade Day, Red Robin is turning lemons into Freckled Lemonade and celebrating the national holiday and honoring the beloved summertime drink by giving back!

National Lemonade Day is August 20th and participating Red Robin restaurants across the U.S. will host lemonade stands, serve Freckled Lemonade samples to guests and collect donations to support Red Robin’s national charity partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

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Freckled Lemonade is one of my favorite drinks to get from Red Robin! If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a a blend of sweet strawberries and tangy Minute Maid® Lemonade with free bottomless refills. It’s been Red Robin’s signature drink for over 20 years and I think it’s the perfect drink to honor National Lemonade Day.

Head to Red Robin on August 20th for National Lemonade Day and donate $5 or more and you will receive a yellow bracelet to show your support for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement dedicated to finding cures for all childhood cancers, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $80 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 450 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.

How You Can Help

If you can’t make it to Red Robin on August 20th, there are four other ways to donate and to join the fight against childhood cancer!

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- Purchase an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation eGift Card at www.redrobin.com/giftcards

- Purchase exciting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation-inspired merchandise on Red Robin’s website

- Log onto AlexsLemonade.org and donate to the charity

- Purchase a Freckled Lemonade at Red Robin on any other day of the year!

During grand opening week at new Red Robin locations, all proceeds from Freckled Lemonade will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures. To locate a new Red Robin location in your area, visit www.redrobin.com!

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Try Huggies Snug and Dry Plus Diapers – Exclusively at Costco! {Giveaway}

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

As a Mom of 3, I’m all about saving money where I can. That’s why I love buying my diapers and wipes from Costco – especially because they exclusively sell Huggies® Plus Diapers and Wipes.

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With two active toddlers running around the house – I can’t keep up with them! – I love the Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers. They stay on great thanks to their SnugFit* waistband and unique Grip Tabs plus they are extra absorbent for both day and night! 

The Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes are perfect for my family too. They are thick and durable for the messiest of messes but they are also natural – which is good for my Olivia’s super sensitive skin!

If you’re looking for high-quality diapers and wipes  -Huggies Plus products –  at great savings, Costco is your place to go to stock up!

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Costco Members – Click HERE to register for a FREE sample of the Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes. Hurry and register now, there will be a limited number of samples each day while supplies lasts, so try back tomorrow if you aren¹t able get a sample today! You must be a Costco member to get a sample and limit 1 sample per household.

Connect with Huggies and Costco

Make sure to connect with Huggies on Facebook and @Huggies on Twitter! You can also follow Costco on Twitter at @CostcoTweets

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Taking the Febreze #Noseblind Test + Febreze Prize Pack Giveaway

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Have you ever gone on vacation and then came back to your clean home wondering what that smell was? There are many times that this has happened to us and I’ve realized that whoops – my house is what smells! Sometimes you can become noseblind and accustomed to what your house smells like. YOU don’t think there is a smell, but your guests sure do! Even though I know I’m noseblind in my house, I am pretty sure what it smells like….our dog and our kids – specifically the diapers of two toddlers. 

You know those Febreze commercials where they blindfold strangers and they say how good it smells even though they are surrounded by disgusting stuff? Well, we conducted a mini Febreze #Noseblind test in our house. We had a few family members over for a fun movie night but before we got settled in, I asked them to fill out a survey about how our house smelled – no one was allowed to share their answers with each other. 

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 Then I popped 3 bags of popcorn for us all to enjoy as we watched our movie {The Lego Movie, if you’re wondering}. We settled in…but then I had everyone get out their phones to take one more survey before we enjoyed our snacks and the movie. Then, I lit the Meadows & Rain Candle, sprayed some Febreze into the air and thus the Febreze #Noseblind Test began!

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One of my favorite things about Febreze is how fast it starts working. Pretty instantly, we smelled the fresh scent of the Meadows & Rain Febreze. We couldn’t even smell the popcorn scent in the air anymore. After the movie was over, everyone filled out the final survey. 

I got them to admit that sure enough my house smelled like our dog. Yup, I had a confirmed case of noseblindness. Because I sure didn’t smell that.

Don’t worry though – we all suffer from some sort of noseblindness. Noseblindess is a nasal condition where you become accustomed to the odors around you over a period of time.  That’s all thanks to the the human olfactory system which evolved to help the brain categorize and prioritize different chemical signals from receptors in our nose. 

But wait! You don’t have to become noseblind to all the not so pleasant odors in your house. Luckily, Febreze contains a molecule known as Cyclodextrin that traps and eliminates bad odors. Now I know that I can spray Febreze throughout my house and be assured that it’s eliminating any smell that is there! 

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Head over to Noseblind.com to learn more behind the science, the symptoms and the treatment – there is a cure and that cure is called Febreze! You can also connect with Febreze socially by liking them on Facebook and following on Twitter.

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Cabo Beach Bacon Cheeseburger

Cabo Beach Cheeseburger + Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #CookingUpGood

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About 4 years ago, I had the best burger of my life. My family was on vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama and while my Mom watched our son my husband and I enjoyed a Date Night. I don’t know if it was the combination of the good company of my husband, the gorgeous view below or the giddiness of being child free, but I’ll never forget that burger…until now!

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I’m always looking for delicious, easy and affordable recipes. Seems like a tall order right? With the Kraft Foods Cooking Up Good Hub, you can stop you’re looking! Kraft has created a fantastic page where you can watch technique videos from top-food bloggers to learn new kitchen skills and unlock coupons, create a collection of your favorite Kraft Recipes and be entered for a chance to win a $100, $250, or $1,000 Walmart gift card, plus find all the Kraft favorites your family loves.

I found some of the most delicious recipes on there and have pinned them all to my Summer #CookingUpGood Pinterest Board. The first recipe I had to make though was the Cabo Beach Cheeseburger. There’s just something about summer that screams burgers, of course. For some reason I never get too fancy with our burgers. We grill then, melt cheese on them and then eat them. I was intrigued to try the Cabo Beach Cheeseburger, which is just bursting with flavor!

Cabo Beach Cheeseburger

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon
  • 4 KRAFT Big Slice Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
  • ¼ cup KRAFT Mayo Chipotle Flavored Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado, cut into 12 slices
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro {optional}
Instructions
  1. HEAT grill to medium-high heat.
  2. SHAPE ground beef into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Grill 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (160°F). Meanwhile, cook bacon as directed on package.
  3. TOP burgers with cheese; grill 1 min. or until melted.
  4. SPREAD rolls with mayo; fill with cheeseburgers, bacon, avocados and cilantro.

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This burger was SO good and perfect for summer…it even satisfied my craving for that beach burger from years ago! I’m also a huge fan of avocados so whenever I can sneak these into a meal, I’m happy!

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Head over to the Kraft Cooking Up Good page for a ton of delicious recipes. There’s tons to choose from like Cheesy Salsa Mini-Meatloaves, Hawaiian Burgers and S’mores Pie.

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You can also learn how to Kraft The Perfect Burger and unlock coupons when you watch the featuring video from home cooking pro Kristen Guy. She’ll show you take a basic burger over the top and you’ll unlock Kraft Foods Coupons!

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Simply create an eCard with your favorite top-Pinned Kraft Foods recipes, fill out the entry form, and then share your card. Not only will you be entered for a chance to win high value Walmart gift cards, but you’ve also created a delicious collection of recipes you can share on Pinterest!

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Suave Products in my Bathroom

5 Suave Products in my Bathroom + $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

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As a family of 5, I’m always looking to save. One way I save in the bathroom is by buying Suave products. From hair care to fun body washes for kids and what my husband says is the best lotion in the world, Suave has you covered! Even better, there is now Suave Family Rewards where you can earn points for buying Suave products and then redeem them for Walmart gift cards. What is better than being rewarded for products that you already buy?

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Our bathroom is stocked with Suave products and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites!

Suave Berry Body Wash: There are a ton of different scented body washes for kids but my son is a big fan of the Berry scent. I personally think he just loves the cute penguin!

Suave 2-in-1 Surf’s Up Shampoo and Conditioner: With kids, the less products the better! That’s why I love the 2-in-1 of shampoo and conditioner. Plus, it smells delicious!

– Suave Classic Clean 2-in-1 for Men: My husband has been using the 2-in-1 from Suave for years. It’s totally his scent and he loves it.

– Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner: I’ve been using this from Suave for a few years. It moisturizes and leaves my hair so soft!

– Tropical Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner: You’ll usually only find these bottles for $1 each, which you can’t beat! I love using this in the summer for that fantastic coconut smell!

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When you’re headed to Walmart to stock up on Suave products, don’t forget to sign up for the Suave Family Rewards to save even more!

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Use the code SippyCup when you sign up for Suave Family Perks and you will instantly get 25 free points! You’ll then only need to spend $12.50 in Suave products to be able to redeem a $5 Walmart gift card.

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Lunchbox but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Earth to ECHO

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Earth to Echo hit heaters yesterday and if you’re looking for a fun family-friendly movie to see this holiday weekend, you found it!

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Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

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5 Cleaning Hacks + Hoover Cordless Air Vacuum Giveaway #RethinkCleaning

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As a busy work-at-home mom of three kids, I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier. Essentially, any life hack I come across, I try it out to see if it helps me get things done around the house faster. below are some of my favorite cleaning hacks.

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Bonus Cleaning Hacks I Love!

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There’s just something about vacuuming that I’m not crazy about. It scares my kids and I usually always have to go over a room several times since ours doesn’t have a great suction. Add in that darn cord that I’m always having to maneuver around and it’s a job that I like to pass off to my husband. Thanks to the Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum though, this is the ultimate cleaning hack.

The Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum uses LithiumLife technology for 50 minutes of run time and features a lightweight design {only 10 pounds!} in a a full-size vacuum. While it’s small, there’s no loss of suction and actually features the exclusive WindTunnel 3 technology with 3 channels of suction. Best of all though? It’s cordless! No more stepping around or tripping over a cord but you still get the function of a full-size vacuum.

The rest of your lifestyle is modern and updated with the latest technology. Why not your vacuum?

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Rethink cleaning with the Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum that is available at Walmart for only $259.

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Don’t you love to be rewarded for the products that you already buy? I sure do! Suave products is something that I buy for the entire family and now with Suave Family Perks, I can earn money back for products that I use daily.

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As a family of 5, we go through a lot of Suave products. Suave Advanced Therapy Lotion is the only lotion he can use and when summer rolls around, I always stock up on the Tropical Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner as it’s just a must for me during the summer months. For the kids? Hayden loves the Watermelon 3-in-1 Body Wash, Shampoo and Conditioner.

If you’re like me and always stocking up on Suave products while shopping at Walmart, you’ll want to sign for for Suave Family Perks. Once you’ve connected via Facebook or registered with an email address, just upload a picture of your Walmart receipt. Once the photo is submitted, it will be reviewed and you’ll get a text letting you know how many points you earned. Once you have earned 150 Suave® Family Perks points, visit the Rewards page to trade them for a $5 Walmart eGift Card! How easy is that?!

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Now, exclusively at Walmart, you can get rewarded for buying the Suave products that your family knows and loves! Make sure to sign up for Suave Family Rewards today!

25 Free Points!

Use the code SippyCup when you sign up for Suave Family Perks and you will instantly get 25 free points! You’ll then only need to spend $12.50 in Suave products to be able to redeem a $5 Walmart gift card.

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Lunchbox but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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7 Must-Have Johnson & Johnson Apps + Over $40 in Coupons! #HealthyEssentials

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Wherever I go, my phone goes with me. I love that it’s my personal camera, my way to communicate with friends and family and my direct line to looking up whatever I need, whenever I want. My family’s health is so important and if something goes wrong, I want instant access to finding out what to do. That’s why I love the Johnson & Johnson Health Management apps that are available to download so you can turn your phone into a high-tech first aid kit! Below are 7 must-have Johnson & Johnson apps for your phone!

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1. JOHNSON & JOHNSON WOUND CARE RESOURCE

The JOHNSON & JOHNSON WOUND CARE RESOURCE App provides a series of tools to make wound care easier.

3. Kids’ Wellness Tracker

Kids’ Wellness Tracker makes it easy for parents to track children’s height, weight, BMI, vaccines, symptoms, and medicines, plus use the pediatric TYLENOL® and Children’s MOTRIN® product dosing tools.

4. BAND-AID® BRAND MAGIC VISION® APP STARRING NICKELODEON’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Use this app to scan a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages box featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and get ready to join the Turtles in all kinds of activities.

5. JOHNSON’S® Baby BEDTIME® Sleep

Does your baby have trouble sleeping? You’ll love the first FREE baby sleep expert at your fingertips. From the brand that brought you the only 3-step nighttime routine clinically proven to help your baby fall asleep faster.

6. Digital Health Scorecard

The Digital Health Scorecard app from Johnson & Johnson helps you learn your personal “health score” and better understand your likelihood of developing common chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart or respiratory diseases or cancer.

7. Donate a Photo

Donate a Photo, the new, free app, from Johnson & Johnson takes your photos and turns them into a way to do good. I’ve been using this app for a few months and it’s an easy way to help others in need.

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup has officially kicked off! Johnson & Johnson wants to help keep your family healthy and active this summer. Whether you’re playing it sun safe, tackling allergies or defending baby’s skin, you’ll want to meet the full line up of Johnson & Johnson products that are a must for this summer!

Johnson & Johnson also knows you want to save money like an All-Star, so right now they have over $45 in coupons for you to download right now! I’ve already printed great coupons for products like Band-Aids, Neutrogena sunscreen and more!

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Is Your Home Safe? Take the Quiz for Home Safety Month! {Giveaway}

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My family is the most important thing in the world to me and after that, my house which we have turned into a home. That’s why my husband and I make sure to do everything we can to make our home safe for our family. It’s scary to think about but according to the National Fire Protection Association, a fatal house fire occurs in the United States every three hours. Along with carbon monoxide poisoning, a fire is another huge fear of mine – and I bet it’s a fear of yours too! June is Home Safety Month and thanks to Kidde, I’ve got some great tips to share with you!

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Home Safety Tips

- Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced every 10 years. Kidde Worry-Free alarms have a sealed-in lithium battery that lasts 10 years– the life of the alarm. Make sure to test them monthly to make sure they are still actively working. 

- Place carbon monoxide alarms on each level of your house and near sleeping areas. These alarms will monitor your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Smoke alarms should be placed on each level of the home. Kidde actually has location-specific alarms to take the guess work out of where to place it. 

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- Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home. Make sure that they are installed close to an exit and near the kitchen or garage, where most home fires are started.

- Make an escape plan that your whole family knows. This is something that my husband and I have talked about together but not with our son. It’s something that we definitely have to do soon! Practice the escape plan with the whole family and make sure each adult knows who will take care of which child. Make sure to figure out two different exits from each room in the house.

- Put your home address and phone number on the fridge and make sure your kids know it!

We have Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout our house and I rest easier knowing we have them. You don’t have to worry about low battery chirps since the Kidde Worry-Free alarms feature a battery that lasts 10 years, which also saves you money.

Do you know Home Safety? Take the online quiz and see how you score! You could also help me win 150 smoke alarms to donate to my local fire station by selecting Sippy Cup Mom at the end of the quiz! The quiz will be live until June 30th.

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Safety is #1!