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Quaker Breakfast shakes- $25 Giveaway

moose and tater

This post was created in partnership with Quaker. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Quaker Breakfast shakes- A couple of weeks ago I was sent some Quaker Breakfast Shakes to try, and I was pretty leery. I haven't ever really had a good breakfast shake before, so I didn't have much hope for this one, other than the fact that it is Quaker (a brand that I adore). I tasted one of the shakes on my way out to school on Friday, and I was pleasantly surprised!  These breakfast … [Read more...]

Seventh Generation- a petition to remove chemicals from cleaners

Seventh Generation

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for social good. I stand behind what I have written, and the opinions below are my own and were not influenced in any way. Have you noticed, there is a push for more natural everything (food, clothing, cleansers, etc) for the past decade or so, but it has really become apparent to me in the past few years. Maybe it's because I have kids now, and I actually worry about things that I used to think only crazy "tree-huggers" worried about. Seeing all of the … [Read more...]

Leprechaun Doughnuts

Leprechaun Doughnuts

How to make Leprechaun Doughnuts Ingredients Chocolate sprinkle: O-shaped cereal Dark or white chocolate Colored sprinkles   Cinnamon sugar: O-shaped cereal Sugar Cinnamon sugar   Directions Lure wee visitors this Saint Patrick’s Day with O-shaped cereal disguised as tiny doughnuts. Prepare each variety following the steps at right and let dry on waxed paper. Add to the fun by placing them in a miniature box (get the free template … [Read more...]

Miss Piggy Moi

Do you want to know who I think the original diva is? Miss Piggy! She's so dainty, and she expects everything to be handed to her... and with amazing hair like that? She should expect it! I couldn't be more jealous of her lovely locks, they are so perfect, don't you think?  Next Friday we will get to see her in another brilliant movie, Muppets Most Wanted, but if you are looking for something else involving this little pink diva you can check out QVC on Sunday. QVC will have the debut of … [Read more...]

Should I get my 9 year old a phone?

Droid Mini

This is a question that I've been asking myself for a little while now. You know you get to that point with your kids where they just want what everyone else has, but you aren't sure that you want them to have it? I hate this part. The boys are starting to ask for things because their friends have them, and it doesn't help that Lou (their 10 year old female cousin) has a cell phone.  Since they were born, I've always thought that I would make them wait until they were older before … [Read more...]

How to make a candy buffet and a giveaway!

Baby shower candy buffet

When I decided to do a baby shower I was really unsure of how to make a candy buffet for a baby shower, but I looked around online and found some great ideas! You may have seen my post about the Zebra baby shower that I did a while back? Well, this time it was a purple penguin baby shower. There is a giveaway at the end of this post too! Don't forget to enter while you are here!  I knew that this time I really wanted to do a candy buffet, but I wasn't sure how to do that, because I … [Read more...]

Valentines Day gifts for under $50

Gordmans Valentines Day Gifts

As an adult I think I frequently forget to show my love for people, I have the best of intentions usually; I think about sending cards to people, or calling them to tell them that I am thinking about them, time just gets away from me sometimes. My best friend knows that I love her, we talk every single weekday and we talk about everything that is going on in both of our lives, but I don't always tell her how much I appreciate her and care about her.  Valentines day gifts for under $50 I … [Read more...]

Eat Clean, Eat Simple

Eat Clean, Eat Simple

Eat Clean, Eat Simple. That's the theory behind Good Food Made Simple, a brand committed to using clean, simple ingredients. If you can't pronounce the name of an ingredient, or figure out what it is without searching for it online, you should be pretty skeptical about eating it, and a lot of people are starting to think that way (some of you have felt that way for a long time, I know). With these thoughts in mind, today, Good Food Made Simple is launching "Eat Clean, Eat Simple," a national … [Read more...]

Diving in Roatan Honduras

Roatan Honduras

Day 1- wake up in the mornin feeling like p-diddy... wait... wrong life. More like wake up at the earliest possible moment to go to the airport to begin what will most likely be one of my most favorite vacations ever. We are going to Anthony's Key (AKR) in Roatan, Honduras. I should begin by saying, my family dives- SCUBA, that is. Both parents are Instructors, dive cons, tech diving, world hopping, have three closets filled with enough gear to outfit the navy seals type divers. I love … [Read more...]

Kidoodle.TV Holiday Giveaway


“I participated in a Blog Blast program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kidoodle.TV. I received a promotional item and a free trial as a thank you for participating.”   We recently found Kidoodle.TV and signed up for our free account (Kidoodle.TV is free through December). I immediately set up an account for Moose, one for Tater, and one for Lou; I have to say that the sign up process was simple! It was really easy, just a few clicks which surprised me. Once I … [Read more...]