Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's Christmas Giveaway Event Blogger Opp!

It’s Christmas Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: $500 Sears Gift Card
Event dates: 11/11 - 12/2
Open to US
Referral prize: $50 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash

Bloggers: Sign Up HERE

Happy Birthday To You! :) Freebie List

Happy Birthday!! ----err----whenever it may be, today, tomorrow, next year! I am here today to give you a crazy awesome list of some freebies you can get just because its your birthday! Whether your birthday is today--or next year, you will deifitley want to take the time to look through this supa dupa long lift of Birthday freebies! Courtesy to the following websites for the freebies compiled below:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Build 'n Play Super Star Stage Review + Giveaway! (Ends 10/16/2013)

Barbie Giveaway

Welcome to the Barbie Block Party Giveaway!

Hosted by

One lucky person will win the Mega Bloks Baribe Build ‘N Style Super Star Stage!  Be sure to thank our sponsors Mega Bloks for this giveaway!

Pampers Wipes only $1.47 at Wal-Mart

Travel packs of pampers wipes (the soft packages) sell for $1.97 at Wal-Mart
Use the new coupon HERE for $0.50/1 package, and pay just $1.47

You can print two coupons per computer. :)

Halloween Pumpkin Painting Party Ideas

I LOVE FALL. I don't really dig the coldness that goes along with the end of fall, and I don't necessarily like Winter, or the snow. I also don't like the leaves falling in the fall, because we have like a million trees on our property, and its a job itself trying to clean them up, but I do LOVE FALL.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Matilda Jane Clothing Review + Giveaway From Jenn's Blah Blah Blog!

Welcome to the Matilda Jane Clothing Giveaway!

Jenns Blah Blah Blog and some of her super awesome blogger buddies have come together to bring you a chance to win a $50 gift card to Matilda Jane Clothing.

Fall Has Arrived-Recipe Wednesday!

I have listened to my dear husband tell me how great my food is, while the look on his face tells a completely different story. He eats it. Time and time again, but-shoot-I eat it too and I know I'd rather eat out! I've tried to cook a little better, and I think over the past 7 years, I've gotten a few definitely awesome recipes under my belt that I can cook without fail and they are delicious! One of those is Kraft Mac n Cheese haha!

No really, I can make some slammin' spaghetti, killer lasagna, chili, etc. I try to keep the stuff I am good at around the house, so I always have dinner on hand, especially if I screw up something out of the norm I find on Pinterest! I have really screwed up some Pinterest recipes, but thats a story for another day. Today I am here to share an amazing potato soup recipe...see below.

Photo Courtesy of All Recipes Potato Soup Recipe

You can read the original recipe HERE, but here is the way I did it below...and I dont really measure anything, I eyeballed everything so if you need measurements please visit the website HERE.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Baginc Review + Giveaway!

 Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to the Baginc Giveaway! 

Hosted by

Sponsored by
Do you love handbags?  Of course, you do and if you don’t I bet you know someone who does… Which makes this an amazing giveaway!

Review on Snappies Containers

When I had my son in April, I was sent home with a little newborn package and they had these convenient little storage containers in it. I used them to store my breastmilk in, and ran out. Well, the good people over @ Snappies sent me some more to use and all different kinds for a review here. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Have you heard of SwagBucks?

Have you heard of SwagBucks? I first signed up about 3 years ago, and I have earned over $300 in gift cards so far just for using their search engine. I actually installed their toolbar search and I use it about twice a day to win "Swagbucks". Once you earn enough "swagbucks", you go to the rewards center and you can redeem them. They have low redemptions, even 1 swagbucks can enter you into a contest to win more Swagbucks, or other cool items like you see above. 


Thanking my lucky stars that I made it through the week and now it has finally precious day...Friday! The only real reason I am happy to see Friday is because my daughter in in school, and waking up with her after being up multiple times with a teething baby, makes for a grumpy me. I feel flustered when I dont get enough sleep, and my to-do lists never get done, so then I start to freak out. 

I love to chill out on the weekends, and just relax. I hate plans on the weekends! My daughter actually has cheerleading on Saturdays now, but its not for very long and I can handle that. 

On this Friday, I plan to finish some work from home, get up to speed with my laundry room that is currently overflowing, and fill my house with some food (yep! we're running low). What do you like about Friday, and what do you plan on doing today to get ready for the weekend?


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Honest Company Review *NEW WIPES*

To be honest, I am a wipe snob. I can experiment around with diapers, and if they blow out...just change them more often. I can work with the diaper thing...wipes...either work or don't.
I have stuck with one brand of wipes the whole time this past 5 months since my son has been born. I have actually ordered from Honest many times, and I usually give their wipes away. The first round of wipes from them were thin, the second round was thicker and a ton better, but still not for me. They obviously LISTEN to their customers, because they just revamped their wipes again for us! 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Safety 1st Carseat Giveaway! In Honor of Child Passenger Safety Week (Ends 9/22/2013)

September 15th marks the beginning of "Child Passenger Safety Week" this year. I was so excited when approached to write an article about this, and to giveaway a carseat to one of my lucky readers. Carseat safety is absolutely mandatory for the safety of your child, and it is the law. Many times, you may even think your using your carseat correctly, and your not. Its by accident, not on purpose. Carseat installation actually more often than not, is done incorrectly, which is why I would like to use this post to point out some great resources!

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 through 12 years old.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the goal of Child Passenger Safety week is to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children (ages 0-12) in the best car restraint (rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, seat belt) for their age and size. 

Most communities have somewhere they can go and have their carseat properly installed and taught how to install and use it yourself. In my town, my fire department does this by appointment only. It is free, and was a great resource to me before my 2nd baby was born. I actually was pretty confident I knew what I was doing, and I didn't. I learned SO much, and my carseat would have been installed WRONG, if I hadn't gone up there.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


I have an affair with my mailbox. I admit it, there. My husband thinks it is the funniest thing to try and get the mail before I can, because he knows how much I love my mail. Well, yes of course I get bills, ads, and useless junk mail, but I get coupons and sometimes companies even send me goodies!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sushi. OBX. Nuff Said!

We went on vacation the beginning of August to Rodanthe, NC located in the BEAUTIFUL Outerbanks! My favorite vacation place ever! We have been a few times, and done a bed and breakfast and a hotel. This time, we rented a house and it was so much better. We saved so much money by being able to go grocery shopping, and cooking in the full furnished kitchen. We also had access to a pool and had our own hot tub, so that saved money on looking for things to do.

One place we became extra fond of while vacationing down in the OBX was a sushi spot down in Avon. If your coming from Rodanthe it'll be on the left, by the Pier in Avon. Tucked back in you'll find Haoles Sushi. Visit their Facebook by clicking their name and tell them we sent you!

They have the absolute best sushi my husband and I have ever had. I can't think of all the names right now, but I can tell you that I'd drive another 13 hours down there right now to eat their sushi for dinner tonight. The owner made our sushi and we enjoyed talking to him about his business endeavors and new baby on the way. 

Their sushi may have been million dollar sushi, but it was decently priced for a great meal. Probably the cheapest meal we had down there and we also had drinks (including a berry vodka drink that had fresh mottled berries), sake, and more than a few rolls of sushi! Heres some photos, we went twice and I only remembered to take pics of the sushi when it was almost gone! 

This was some sort of mexican roll! AWESOME!

The nice owners!

Near the pier!

This was my favorite!! It has a mango salsa. YUM!

P.S. On your way to Haoles Sushi, DO NOT SPEED! :) We got a great speeding ticket our last night there on our way to eat our favorite sushi. WELL WORTH THE TICKET, THOUGH!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Coupons from Widget! WELCOME!

I am so excited to announce our newest sponsor of Coupon Swag....Coupons by! is a widely used site that many people go to for questions to be answered from various experts. is also very well known for their many experts in different subjects and the people asking are confident with the answers they receive.

The company has allowed me to place a widget on the bottom of my blog for my readers to use. If you scroll to the very bottom you will see the green widget. This is an excellent tool to use to find coupons or codes available to save you money! There are 2 ways to use this...

1) Type in the place you'd like to search for a coupon for like "Gap" and click enter. Immediately it will take you to a new website on and will display all of the available active deals for you for Gap.
2) There is also a tab for top brands at the bottom of the widget, where you can lead your mouse to over over to see. The top brands I see at the moment include Oriental Trading Company, and when I click on that one, it directs me to a new webpage that displays all the available codes and coupons for that company.

So easy and simple to use, just give it a quick try on the bottom of the page, and be sure to think of it next time you are looking for a quick coupon for something!! :)