Saturday, January 28, 2012

Purchase Your Child's Classroom Valentine's Day Cards at!

Our four year old son get's to have his first Valentine's Day at school this year! I was so happy that the children in his PreK class are exchanging Valentines and they are having a party in his classroom! I also get to bring some sort of treat for him to share with his friends! I am sending sugar cookies and probably individual boxes of candy hearts, since they are our son's favorite. We bought Valentine's Day cards for him to fill out and give to his friends a few weeks ago. I had no idea that I could have ordered them online from Tiny Prints! Here are a few of the designs that I liked on their website!

Tiny Prints has Sponge Bob Valentine's Day cards, Dora the Explorer, The Wonder Pets, Photo cards, and more! The more I looked, the more cute and unique designs I found. I honestly couldn't pick just one design that I liked. My two and a half year old would love the Dora and Boots card you see above! Dora and Boots are her favorite!

I enjoy sending friends and family Valentine's Day Greeting Cards every year! Especially when I don't get a chance to send them Christmas cards, like this past Christmas. Here are a few that I am thinking of purchasing.

Whatever the occasion, Valentine's Day, Easter, Birth Announcements, Party Invitations, Thank You cards, and more, Tiny Prints has cards for all of your special holidays and occasions.

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Disclosure: I will receive a code for 50 Classroom Valentine's Day Cards from No other compensation was received or exchanged. The above opinions are mine, and mine alone.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Saturday 1/28)

Conceive Easy's Months 1&2 Starter Pack - U.S. - One Busy Moma

Chicken Soup for the Soul – Find Your Happiness - book (3 winners) - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah

$20 GC to A. Victoria - Joyful Service *RC

Fit Moms for Life - book - U.S. - Miki's Hope

Tastefully Simple Bountiful Baking™ Set - US/CAN - Mommie...Again

One Kate Grenier Designs 6-pack Valentine’s Day Magnet Set - U.S. - Mommie...Again

Envelope of 30+coupons - Facebook page giveaway - U.S. - Sweet Silly Sara's Facebook page *RC

Purex Fabric Softener Crystals and Jockey Sports Bra - U.S. - made by renee *RC

Sabrina The Girl with a Hole in her Heart by Wendy Lewis - U.S. - Mymcbooks's Blog

Every Day Love by Judy Ford - book - US/CAN - Hanging Off The Wire

What I Wish I'd Known About Raising A Child With Autism by Bobbi Sheahan - Hanging Off The Wire

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil (1/29 @12noon CST) U.S. - Home Schooling Reviews

Friday, January 27, 2012

Four Things About Me...

1. Four States I have visited:  Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Arizona
2. Four smells I love: Baby Powder, Strawberries, Bar-B-Qued Pork & Ribs, Vanilla
3. Four Sounds I love to hear: My Children's laughter, Music, Silence (when they are napping), The Ocean Waves
4. Four TV shows I love to watch: Once Upon a Time, Parenthood, The Middle, Cougar Town

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 1/27)

Full product size bottle of Simple Green Lemon Scented All-Purpose Cleaner (3 winners) - U.S. - DustinNikki Mommy of Three

"Little Flowers" and "Little Pieces" from Stampin’ UP brand stamp sets (@8pm CST) U.S. - The Huns Blog

Your pick of any item up to $25 from one of their three Zazzle stores - U.S. - City Gal Moves

Portable Primo Water Dispenser - U.S. - One Busy Moma

Full product size bottle of Simple Green Lemon Scented All-Purpose Cleaner (3 winners) - U.S. - DustinNikki Mommy of Three

Plastic bento box (Lock & Lock knock-off), 2 Toast Stamps (I Love You & Let's Eat), a Hippo container, 2 Heart containers, 6 Silicone Food Cups, and a set of Plastic Heart Picks - U.S. - Diana Rambles

A Mile In His Shoes DVD (@10pm PST) - U.S. - Jen's Stamp World

Six (6) Boxes of Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks (4 winners) (9pm EST) U.S. - I Blame My Mother

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software Download - Royalegacy *RC

Set of Three Bicycle Travel Soaps from Elixir Soaps Etsy shop - Anna Delores

Hip Upcycled Onesie from Tumbleweed Etsy shop (@5pm) - U.S. - Tumbleweed

Valentine's Day themed gift bundle (one chunky red and white beaded necklace, one pair of red and white double ruffle pants, matching hair clip, Red and pink banner, and printable Valentine cards and gift tags) - U.S. - chickadee chickadee

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Five Mom-Inspired Driving Tips:

When you are driving somewhere with your family, please remember my Five Mom-Inspired Driving Tips. I am always worried about myself and other moms driving on the road and at the many distractions we face today, verses twenty years ago.

1) Make sure your children are securely buckled in their car seats.
- Sometimes I let my four and two and a half year old climb into their own car seats, and then I go to open my door, and remember that I forgot to buckle one, or both of them in. Very rarely does this ever happen. But every so often my four year old will scream at me "Mom, you forgot to buckle me in!"

2) Don't let anything, or anyone distract you from driving.
- Don't have the radio up too loud. I know that when I am driving in the car with my children, that I sometimes forget to do this. But we should all keep our radios down this way we will be able to hear any emergency vehicles, police cars, or trains crossing the train tracks.

- Let your cell phone ring, or your cell phone beep when text messages come through. You can check it when you stop at your destination, or you can find somewhere safely to pull over to check it. More and more people are talking on their cell phones and driving, and they are causing some major accidents on the road. Just today, my neighbor, and older woman, was holding her cell phone against her ear with one hand and smoking a cigarette and trying to steer the car with the other.

- If your children are fighting, screaming, or crying in the vehicle, then find somewhere safe to pull over before you reach, or look in the backseat to try to deal with them.

3) Listen to your own Woman's Intuition
When you feel uneasy about making a right or left turn, or about driving through an intersection right when the light turns green, then wait a few seconds. Double and triple check the lights, and where the other vehicles are and where they are going. Then proceed through the intersection or make a turn when you feel that it's safe to do so. 

4) Always check the weather before you leave your house.
- This way you know if you and your children need to be wearing jackets, rain boots, mittens, etc. Plus, you will know what to expect while your driving, rain, snow, sleet, hail, tornadoes, or the bright sun. I know that sunlight brightly reflecting off of another vehicle can be blinding at times, and make it hard for me to see where I am going.

5) Always keep an emergency kit in each one of your vehicles.
- Make sure this kit includes road flares, matches, flashlights, batteries, a small battery operated radio, jumper cables, blankets (one for each person in the vehicle, twin size or bigger), bottles or gallon sized jugs of water, grocery bags, a few rolls of toilet paper, snack foods, and whatever else you feel might come in handy for you and your family. We always keep blankets in our vehicles for us and our children. We live in middle Tennessee, and you never know when you might get stuck on the freeway, in a snow storm because of a major accident. Once your vehicle is parked and there is no where for you to go, you are stuck, and your heater isn't going to work forever, especially if it's not going anywhere.

Check out the Esurance mobile app on your Smartphone! It has a feature that lets you know the status of your repairs while your car is at the shop (and even lets you see pictures). Go to the Esurance website to check out the Car Insurance Myths and Car Insurance FAQs for lots of helpful information.

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Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Esurance blogging program for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Pillsbury Egg Scrambles and Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 2/5 (Rafflecopter)

Have you tried out the NEW Pillsbury Egg Scrambles or Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches yet? I have! I really like the Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches the most! I tried out the Sausage and Cheese ones, and they were really good! I also tried the Pillsbury Bacon & Veggies Egg Scrambles!

Other than the biscuits being a little soft, the Pillsbury Grands! Egg & Sausage Biscuit Sandwiches were good. There was more than enough cheese, eggs, and sausage! One of these would fill you up for a big snack, breakfast, lunch, or a late night snack!

The Pillsbury Bacon & Veggies Egg Scrambles were flavorful. The eggs were perfectly cooked and not soggy or watered down. The potatoes were perfectly cooked too! I wasn't too fond of the onions and bell peppers in it. There also wasn't enough bacon in it for me. The portion size was perfect though!

Pillsbury Egg Scrambles and Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches:
·         Quick and easy breakfast – can be prepared in just a few minutes
·         Made with fresh, quality ingredients, including Green Giant® vegetables
·         Three tasty flavors of Egg Scrambles:
o   Bacon & Veggies Egg Scrambles
o   Sausage & Veggies Egg Scrambles
o   Sausage & Egg Scrambles
·         Three delicious varieties of Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches:
o   Bacon & Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
o   Sausage & Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
o   Ham & Veggies Biscuit Sandwiches

A quote from Pillsbury: “We are excited to unveil our latest addition to the frozen breakfast aisle,” said John Stockman, Pillsbury Frozen Breakfast Marketing Manager. “These new dishes are a delicious way to start your morning with a protein-filled breakfast made with quality ingredients. In just a few minutes, you can start your busy weekday with a hot, satisfying breakfast.”

One major issue I have with the Pillsbury Egg Scrambles and Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches is the sodium content. I didn't feel that there needed to be 1,100mg of sodium or more in them. That's a lot, and pretty much my daily allowance of sodium. I didn't feel so great after eating and trying them out, as my blood pressure went up, which makes me not feel so well. I won't be purchasing these again to eat for my family or myself. But if you and your family have little, to no dietary restrictions, then please try them! All different selections of the Pillsbury Egg Scrambles and Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches are pretty good.

Buy It:
You can now purchase Pillsbury Egg Scrambles and Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches in your grocers freezer in the Frozen Breakfast Section! (Suggested retail price: $2.89)

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Pillsbury is offering one of my readers a chance to Win TWO (2) Coupons for one package of FREE Pillsbury Egg Scrambles OR Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches of your choice, up to $3.46! (Coupons expire 9/11/2013) Please fill out the Rafflecopter Form below.

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 1/25)

LeashLocket for 15 - 55# dog, blue (@12noon CST) U.S. - Homeschooling Reviews *RC

Any Beanie of your choice from BDreamy's Etsy shop (@8pm MST) Worldwide - Job Description: Mommy

Violent Lips (is like a temporary beauty tattoo for your lips) - U.S. - CRichman Freebies *RC

Green Toys - Recycling Truck - U.S. - Your World

Purex Crystals and Jockey Sports Bra - U.S. - Couponer101 *RC

Microsoft Touch Mouse - U.S. -

Coupon for a full size bag of Purex UltraPacks (2 winners) - U.S. - Couponer101

Lovable Labels Friendship Pack - US/CAN - Classified: Mom

One box of nine Supreme Protein Bars-The flavor of your choice - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews

Real Steel T-Shirt Size Small - U.S. - Sweet Silly Sara *RC

Lululemon Align Ultra Mat and No Brainer Mat Strap - US/CAN - Dynasplint Cares

Custom Address Stamp of your choice from PJ Greetings - U.S. - The Funky Monkey

Tropical Traditions - One Gallon container of Organic Shredded Coconut - US/CAN - The Enchanted Tree

Pocoyo Squeeze 'n Play plush - U.S. - peek a baby *RC

$50 Spa and Wellness e-Gift Card from SpaWeek - US/CAN - Contest-Corner

Morphology game - U.S. - Surviving the Motherhood

Pack of "Wire Tags Label Pack" from Lovable Labels - US/CAN - Surviving the Motherhood

A Mile in His Shoes DVD - U.S. - Marine Corps Nomads *RC

A Mile in His Shoes DVD - U.S. - The Loose Screw

A Mile in His Shoes DVD - U.S. - Homeschooling Reviews *RC

30 Day Supply of Natural Houses Natural Cleaning Products - U.S. - Living Life *RC

Five (5) Grab-A-Scabs - Hanging Off The Wire

Assortment of 2 brownies/blondies, 2 colossal cookies and 3 cookie 2-packs from The Protein Bakery - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (1/25) - Faces

She didn't want me to take her picture.

She's thinking about it...

There's my Sweet 2 1/2 year old, Chloe!

Printable Coupon for Pillsbury Products!

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Disclosure: I received this information and the coupon offer from Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 1/24)

Working Out Sucks! (And Why It Doesn’t Have To): The Only 21-Day Kick-Start Plan for Total Health and Fitness You’ll Ever Need - book (3 winners) (@12noon EST) - simple. green. organic. happy.

Tag*a*Long Handle - US/CAN - Mom4Life Blog *RC

Bubble Earrings of your choice  - U.S. - The Funky Monkey

Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® diffuser (to help control your pet's behavior) - U.S. - All About Labradors

My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software - Worldwide - Two Bears Farm *RC

Three month subscription to Momables - Heartfelt balance | Handmade Life

Jockey Sports Bra and Purex Softener Crystals - U.S. - Creative Southern Home

Jockey sports Bra and Purex Softener Crystals - U.S. - Cummins Life

Parents’ Guide to Creating Wonderful People - U.S. -

Sweet Little Bloom Ring and a Nautical Pea Coat Pendant (made from vintage navy coat button) (@2pm) - U.S. - Hobbies of a Homemaker

Spontaneous Happiness - book (3 winners) - US/CAN - Is There A Bathroom On This Ship?

10 Advanced Screening Tickets for 2 to Big Miracle, San Antonio Santikos Palladium, January 28th, 10am - Oh So Savvy Mom *RC

Bottle of Original Premium Floor Care - U.S. - Luv Saving Money *RC

A Mile in His Shoes DVD - U.S. - Save Green Being Green *RC

The Color of Rain by Michael & Gina Spehn (2 winners) - Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's *RC

Vicks Nature Fusion Prize Pack - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Set of Touchdown Football Serving Bowls and a bag of Fritos Scoops (The bowls are earthenware and come in 12oz,, 18oz., and 32oz. sizes) (@11pm EST) U.S. - Moneywise Moms

Sweet Baby E's Stay Dry Fleece Cloth diaper Liner - U.S. - ConservaMom *RC

To Live is Christ Day by Day by Beth Moore - 90 day devotional - U.S. - *RC

Monday, January 23, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 1/23)

Chatman (your online friend) - U.S. - Mommy Katie

Hungry Girl's Supermarket Survival Book by Lisa Lillien and a Full-Value Tyson Grilled & Ready Product Coupon - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

Zone 1-2-3 Foods Standard Program - U.S. - Emily Reviews

Your choice of onesie or a t-shirt on the Puppy & Bean website - Cont. U.S. - Emily Reviews

Two (2) bags of Brazilian Chocolate Ecstasy from Superfood Snacks - U.S. - Your World

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE: A Tale of Aesop - book - U.S. - Inspired By Savannah

Polka Dot Party Doll from Adora Dolls (@7pm PST) Worldwide - Glitterful Felt Stories

Britax Baby Carrier ($130 value) - U.S. - Babies Gotta Have It

Jockey Sports Bra & a full sized bottle of Purex Crystals in Tropical Splash (@9pm CST) U.S. - Nola Mommy

$25 Gift Card - U.S. - 4our2cents

Custom monogram sterling silver earrings (winner will be able to choose the font and monogram style) - popcosmo

Choice of Oscillo or Children's Chestal - U.S. - Jen's Blog of Random *RC

The Art of Extreme Self Care by Cheryl Richardson Hardcover Book - U.S. - Aspiring New Moms *RC

Purex Crystals & Jockey Sports Bra - U.S. - Why? Because I'm the Mommy

3 month subscription to Relish - Worldwide - 3 Boys and a Dog

Gyro Bowl - U.S. - 3 Boys and a Dog

Tylers Coffee - U.S. - This That and A Little More

3 Month Math Blaster Membership - U.S. - Frugality is Free *RC

One (1) pair of Pull-On Super Undies in size of winners choice (color choice limited to availability) (@7pm CST) U.S. - She {hearts} It

Real Fast Food ebook - Quick and Easy

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Protect Your Children! Sign the Petition, and Ask CDC to Recommend Infant Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccines.

More and more infants are getting really sick and dying from getting meningococcal disease (meningitis). We really need to make sure that everyone, young and old, is vaccinated against this disease, especially young infants. Below are some facts about meningitis:

- Aside from injuries and neonatal complications, meningococcal disease is among the leading causes of preventable infant death in the U.S. Approximately 50-60% of these cases are vaccine preventable

- Recent CDC estimates reveal that meningococcal disease incidence is three to seven times higher in infants under one year old than in any other age group, and the highest risk for meningococcal disease is during the first seven months of life

- Approximately 1 in 16 infants who contract meningococcal disease will die from it

- There are more deaths from meningococcal disease each year than there are from pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and rotavirus disease – all infections for which infants currently receive vaccinations

For more information about Meningitis and about what symptoms to look for, please check here,

Did you know that ALL middle school, high school, and those going to attend college should be vaccinated for Meningococcal Disease? I didn't know this either, but I will be making a note of it for when our children begin middle school to have their vaccination records checked to see if they are up to date or if they need new ones. You can check out the Meningitis Angels website for more information.

Check out the Meningitis Angels PSA below:

Please sign the Protect Infants Now (PIN) petition and encourage your friends and family to sign it as well. You can find a link to the petition here:

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central and Meningitis Angels. This campaign was made possible in part through support provided by Novartis Vaccines. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name from Mom Central as a thank-you for participating. All opinions in this posting are 100% my own.

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 1/22)

$15 GC to CrazyDogT-Shirts - U.S. - DustinNikki Mommy of Three

Combo 10-Pack of the Latest and Greatest Coupons - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

My Grocery List game and the Frogs on a Lily Pad game (2 winners) - Cont. U.S. - Emily Reviews

“Think Thin to Live Thin” book, companion CD, and a black habit band bracelet with the words “Live Thin-Think Thin” engraved - U.S. - Emily Reviews

All American Football Food Party Platter ($129 Value) (@7pm EST) U.S. - Couponers Living Free

$25 Store credit to The Elephant's Trunk - Angel Face Designs *RC

Bratz: Desert Jewelz DVD (2 winners) - gaynycdad

Cody Simpson doll (MSRP: $19.99 each) - gaynycdad

Emergency Preparedness Prize Pack (includes: Go-Kit bag, pocket radio, flashlight, first aid kit, batteries, worker’s gloves, light sticks, emergency blankets, and more) ($50 value) - gaynycdad

$100 Tommee Tippee Prize Pack - U.S. - Babies Gotta Have It

Bag of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products and Hungry Girl’s new book - U.S. -

House of Secrets - book - U.S. -

Pair of Baxies Fashionable Earring Backs - Zebra Pattern - U.S. - Delco Deal Diva

My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software - Half The World In Sweetness

24-Can Rainbow Case of Zevia Soda - Rate The Plate Utah *RC

Chicken Soup For the Soul: Find Your Happiness - book - U.S. - Our Village is a Little Different *RC

Mile in His Shoes DVD - U.S. - Loves 2 Read

One regular sized bottle from the New Chapter Vitamins & Supplements - Hanging Off The Wire

Lemon Lime & Citrus Hibiscus Flavrz - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

The Sigh - Book (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Scunci Linziclip Midi (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Doodle Roll (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Thomas Kinkade's "A Mile In His Shoes" DVD (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Glass Baby Bottle from Green Spouts - US/CAN - You Are The Roots

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Recipe Book - US/CAN - One Busy Moma