$50 Walmart giftcard and Wild Oats prize pack giveaway

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A lot of us would love to be able to purchase and eat organic foods, but more often than not, the price is out of reach. Well, we are excited to tell you that now it’s not! Have you heard of Wild Oats Products? Wild Oats Products is quality wholesome food at an affordable price! Plus, it’s now available in your local Walmart stores! Us bloggers have been taking full advantage of all the products! Check it out! Plus I am so excited one of my recipes made it in the book and boy is it yummy!

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A few of us bloggers created delicious and tasty recipes using the Wild Oats Organic products! Our recipes turned out fabulous! But, that’s not all! We are honored to be featured in the Wild Oats Organic Holiday Recipe e-Book! The Wild Oats Holiday Recipe e-Book has yummy recipes for main dishes, side dishes, party dips and more! Want to try our delicious recipes made from the Wild Oats Organic products? You can download the Wild Oats Holiday Recipe e-Book for free! Give our recipes a try and let us know what you think!
If you would prefer organic products but have been stalling because of price, you don’t have to anymore! Wild Oats Organic products are affordable and available at your local Walmart! Food never tasted so good!
How would you like a chance to try these delicious Wild Oats Organic products? What about a gift card to purchase them with? Well, we are excited to bring you an amazing giveaway!

ONE lucky reader will win a $50 Walmart Gift Card


TWO lucky readers will win 10 Wild Oats  Products!

Giveaway ends 12/23 at 11:59 pm ET! Open to US residents 18+ and older.

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Good Luck Everyone!



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Best Buy is your Camera Destination this shopping season for a Canon Camera

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When my husband and I got married, one of the first gifts he ever gave me was a camera. I will never forget how excited I was! We were planning on starting a family soon and since the only kind of camera I ever used was a disposable camera, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this gift! Fast forward 9 years later and Canon and I are in love! My first big girl camera was a Canon Rebel. 

I am not a professional photographer so I knew I didn’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a camera but I love to take pictures and I knew I wanted them to look professional and the Canon Rebel was perfect!  If you really want to WOW the person in your life this Christmas, this camera is amazing. I will never forget the Christmas my husband got me this camera.

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs cameras so when you are ready to move from the point and shoot camera’s, this is a great first step. Not only can you take pictures with this camera but you can also take high quality videos. About a year ago I was in a commercial and was stunned when I showed up that they shot the entire commercial on a Canon DSLR camera! I knew I loved Canon but had no idea it has TV worthy video capabilities. 

This camera also features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images and a 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies which navigation. 

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20

 Best Buy is hosting a Canon Twitter Party on Thursday December 18th at 7pm CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy. 

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Chicco Lullaby Baby Playard Review

 * I was sent a Chicco Playard free of charge but all opinions are my own.


I have owned 3 play yards while having 4 kids. One I bought, one was given to me and now #3 as a review.  And do you want to know what all these have in common? They are all Chicco!

I used to work in a cute little baby furniture store and I talked the owner into buying some Chicco products. Since I had to demo them to moms and dads I got really up and close with lots of baby products and Chicco became one of my favorites. Not only for the amazing functionality but also the colors and patterns their products come in. 


The Lullaby Baby Playard comes with a very nice carrying bag. 

I know most people have tons of ideas on where they want their baby to sleep when they come home from the hospital. For us it was always the Chicco Playard. I would set it up right next to our bed and install the bassinet. When they were really little they slept in the bassinet.  Then when they turned a few weeks old I would take out the bassinet and let them sleep in the bottom level. 

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I always felt my babies were safe in a sleeping enviroment right next to our bed and in something that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Once they were 6 months old, they would move to their crib. 

Now that our 4th baby is a year old, we use the Playard a lot. Anytime we travel or just go to our friend’s house for a play date, we bring the Chicco Playard so Summit can sleep restfully.


We recently took a trip to Utah to visit my husband while he worked and decided to take this playard with us. I was a little nervous just because Summit had never slept in it and I was worried if he would sleep good or not. So this became the perfect test.

 It packed nicely into the back of our car and did not take up too much room.


As you can see, he was as happy as a lark in his Chicco playard! He slept so soundly and never had a problem which was a victory since this was a new bed in a new place. When he sleeps well, so does my husband and I.

This is such a nice playard at a reasonable price because it comes with all the bells and whistles you need. It comes with an over-sized changing table that is quick and easy to set up and store. There is an organizer that can keep diapers, wipes and anything else you need for a diaper change close at hand. It comes with a great mattress pad that can be quickly zipped off and washed. The whole playard can be set up in 30 seconds and when you have a tired baby on your hands, that is a necessity.

This is sold at babies R Us so if you’re expecting, or know someone who is, this is the playard I highly recommend to consider. This is a 3 stage playard so it can grow with your child.  And trust me, you will be using it until they grow out of their crib.

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Stephen’s Cocoa for Christmas


Doesn’t Christmas time scream hot chocolate season?

I love traditional hot chocolate but Stephen’s Cocoa has stepped it up a notch and sent me some Pumpkin Spice, Orange Creme and Coookies N’ Creme hot chocolate. And boy are they delicious!

Stephen’s Gourmet hot chocolate is small business out of Farmington, Utah that is now available in Colorado but if you’re one of my national readers you can also order it online here. 

I love supporting small businesses and have made a big effort to buy all our Christmas presents from hard working people who have made great products! So when you’re thinking of who else you need to buy for Christmas, check out Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Chocolate. 

They also offer the single cups for Keurig type brewing machines. How yummy does candy cane cocoa sound? It is offered in the small cups, so check it out if you have this kind of brewing system.

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To find out more about Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Chocolate, check out their website here. Order before the 17th to endure Christmas delivery!

I tried all 3 flavors and loved them all! My kids’ favorite is the cookies n’ creme and mine is the Pumpkin spice. However I like all 3 enough to buy them again! 

What is your favorite flavor of hot chocolate?
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Top 5 Date Ideas for you and your honey!

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It’s the Christmas season and do you know what time it is???? It’s movie date season. My husband and I have 4 kids and it seems we get to see 1 movie a year and that time always seems to fall around Christmas time. My parent’s watch our kids after a long Christmas day filled with food, laughter and fun, then we sneak off to watch a movie. 

Even though we normally make it to one movie a  year, we make it a point to go on dates at least twice a month. My parents are always up for watching our kids for these dates because they know how important it is for us to have some time to hang out without little ones interrupting our every thought. So I came up with my top 5 date night ideas for you and your honey. 

My girlfriends and I were out to dinner the other night and we were talking about how all the love story movies have lied to us growing up! Love is not always roses, and chocolates and “The Notebook” type romance. It can be, sometimes, but it’s not always like that. It’s a choice and sometimes not the easiest choice. But it can be amazing and wonderful with hard work. 

Top 5 Date ideas:

1. Trivia night. So many local restaurants around where we live host Trivia night so not only do you get to get some good grub, but there is a fun activity involved. My husband always answers the math related questions and I dominate on the pop culture questions. 

2. Decide on a project around the house and complete it together. We just moved into our new house and it needs some work. Go to Ikea, find all the things you need and work on it together!

3. Start a TV series together. Whether it’s on Netflix or Redbox, find a series and watch it. I will never forget when we started the series, “Heroes”. We watched 9 hours of it in 1 night and we still laugh about that! It’s something that you will have in common and look forward to watching together. I can’t tell you how many nights we have watched the clock to see if it’s the kids bedtime because we have to watch Survivor!

4. Check out a local Comedy club. My brother is a stand up comedian and we love going to watch him perform because there is nothing like laughing together. When we go we laugh until it hurts!

5. Surprise him with some Romance! We have been married for almost 10 years so we have been around the block quite a few times but this has always been a priority in our lives. 


If you have been married a week or 50 years, spontaneity will never get old.  Most of the time though it takes work to make dates happen. Trust me, everyone is tired, overworked, and NOT Victoria’s secret models but there’s nothing like feeling wanted and loved.

My husband was going to be gone for a couple days a few weeks ago so I headed over to Walmart to find the KY Yours and Mine collection. On a side note, buy some of this and wrap it  up for Christmas….best Christmas gift ever!

Throw it in your purse and the next time you are on a date with your honey, or just get a minute to run to the hardware store together…alone….you get my drift. Make this a priority in your relationship and you cannot go wrong. 

And let’s go ahead and get down to brass tacks. Most everything you read in Cosmo or whatever other women’s magazine about what you need to do for the perfect time together is false! You, plus your honey, plus some KY Yours and Mine equals perfection! 

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And shipping to stores this January, is a special KY Yours and Mine Date Night special package including a $50 value 1 free meal for two people from PEACHDISH.com delivered to your door for a night of cooking together, a $5 VUDU movie credit for you to stream right at home! So keep an eye out for that!


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Connect with your Friends and Family with Walmart Family Mobile this Holiday Season

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If you follow my blog, you know we moved from Louisiana to Colorado 4 years ago, leaving all our friends and family 18 hours away. So it is so important to keep in touch with them. And this Christmas Walmart family mobile is going to help with their Lowest Price unlimited plan!

I went into Walmart yesterday and grabbed a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, and the $34.88/month Unlimited Talk, Text & Web service plan that comes with 5GB of 4G data. Not only is it a fun phone but at that monthly price, it is phenomenal!

And not only do I want to keep up with our long distance family members but our schedules are crazy busy. So I need my phone to keep up with everything we need to be at.  And I like to use my phone to hunt down the best deals for Christmas presents and so much more. One thing I am able to do this Christmas is keep a list on my phone of all the Christmas presents I have already bought. Last year I didn’t keep up with it and ended up leaving some people out. But this year I know exactly what I have bought and it’s all on my phone.


This part of the year is so special to me and I have a nice camera I like to use but I don’t like lugging it around with me. It’s important to me to have a phone I can count on to catch those quick Christmas moments. Just like today, 5 deer where jumping and prancing around our yard and I video’d it! My kids thought it was the most fun thing ever and now they get to watch it over and over on my phone. 

So when I am out shopping this Christmas season, my phone is always the first thing in my purse! 


Speaking of Christmas presents, this would be a great Christmas present for anyone in your family! Not only is the phone great but the plan is so affordable. This is the post paid plan so you don’t have to pay for your service up front like most services you pay for it at the end of the month. 

And you all know I love a good deal! And right now these phones are on Rollback at Walmart:

  • Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2 – $49.88 (was $59.88)
  • ZTE ZMAX – $179.00 (was $199.88)
  • LG L90 – $119.00 (was $179.88)
  • Nokia Lumia 635 – $99.88 (was $129.88)
  • Samsung Galaxy Exhibit – $79.88 (was $99.88)
  • Nokia Lumia 530 – $49.88 (was $69.88)


There will be a $40 Walmart Gift Card promotion with the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Avant, 12/14-12/27.  So if your wanting a great Christmas present, you should check this out! For more Information on the Samsung Galaxy Avant, go here!

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 I let you in on a little bit of our holiday preparations. What are you doing to get ready for this Christmas?!

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Give the gift of Daisy this Christmas

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I have 3 boys and I could not have planned it any better. I tell my husband all the time when he heads out to go hunting, that in a few years he will have 3 buddies tagging along with him!


I grew up in a family who always hunted and we have always valued this freedom. My boys have been wanting a gun for awhile now and especially since they watch their daddy go hunting on weekends. I knew the perfect thing for them to start out is a Daisy BB Gun. They need to learn safety as well as responsibility with a gun and a Daisy BB gun is the perfect first step.


Recently we headed over to Bass Pro shop to scout out a Daisy BB Gun, safety glasses and some extra BBs. While we were there, we also had to check out Santa’s Wonderland. We have been going every year because not only can the kids take a free picture with Santa, but they also have fun games and crafts set up. If you live near a Bass Pro, check out their website to find a schedule of events. 


My oldest nephew is 11 and we drew his name for Christmas this year, I knew gifting a Daisy BB gun to him would be a cool Christmas gift! While shopping at Bass Pro we found the 75th Anniversary Edition Red Ryder BB Gun that was located on an endcap within Santa’s Wonderland.


What I love about this brand is that Daisy educates roughly one million of America’s youth a year through their Ten Lesson Shooting Curriculum about BB gun use and safety (found here). Daisy educates through its partnership with leading conservation and youth training organizations such as National Wild Turkey’s JAKES Take Aim, 4-H National Shooting Sports, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Royal Rangers, Youth Shooting Sports Alliance, Civilian Marksmanship, NRA, JROTC units, scouting, fish and game as well as church and private camps. 


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Plus Daisy is giving away $2000 worth of Bass Pro gift cards {4 winners will receive a $500 gift card each} to buy you or someone you know a Daisy BB Gun. (The gift cards won will not arrive before Christmas). Winners must be 18 or older.

Just enter the easy giveaway below.

Daisy BB Sweepstakes – $2,000 in Bass Pro Shop Gift Cards


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Planter’s Holiday Nut Crunch Cake Pops

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Planters is celebrating this Holiday season by putting out some super yummy products! I got my hands on some Planters holiday nut crunch at Wal-Mart this week and since my kids have been BEGGING to make cupcakes, I decided to do them one better and make homemade cake pops. I have attempted cake pops before they were a complete fail. So I came back and decided to figure out how to make these little slices of Heaven!

This step-by-step tutorial is a no-fuss guide to making the perfect cake pops but there are steps you need to know in order to make these a success! They aren’t hard to make but there are some little secrets I will let you in on.

First you need to grab your favorite Planters Holiday Nut crunch. At Wal-Mart there is this super cute Planters Nut Sleigh display that you cannot miss! Next time you are in Wal-Mart, look for this to find these specialty nuts. 

 Below are the kinds of nut you can find on the instore display at Wal-Mart:


  • Holiday Nut Crunch
  • Cocoa Almonds
  • Brittle Nut Medley
  • Winter Spiced Mix
  • Holiday Collection Tin

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And my little girl is just like me, the way to her heart is sweets!

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 First you bake a regular boxed cake mix according to the directions. I chose a devil’s food cake but you can also choose a white cake.  


Let the cake cool then call in your best helpers to crush up the cake into a big bowl. You should have seen the look on these boys’ faces when I told them to tear up this cake…priceless!


Next add 1 can of icing. Mix until it’s spread throughout and it looks like this:


Next roll the “dough” into balls and set on a baking sheet. It’s better to err on the side of smaller balls than larger ones because once you add all the toppings they can get really heavy and fall off the sticks. Line it with either wax paper or a silicone baking sheet. Then place the baking sheet in the freezer. You can freeze overnight or just for an hour or so. 


Next is a crucial step! Get the pops out of the freezer. Melt 2 squares of your almond bark. Dip the end of the cake pops sticks in the melted bark and stick in the balls. Be careful not to push all the way through. When you are done with all the sticks, place the pops in the refrigerator until you are ready to finish them. Dipping the sticks in chocolate helps keep the sticks attached to the balls. 


Next, round up your toppings. First I got a bag of kettle corn from a local shop but you can also use just a bag of popcorn. You need to smash up the popcorn into smaller pieces or just grab the bottom kernels in the bag that are already small.


Put the popcorn in a bowl. Next open the crushed up peppermint and place in a bowl. Lastly, get your Planters Holiday Nut Crunch. You will need your food processor to pulse this mix up a little. Not too much because you still want some texture but enough to where you can cram as much of it as you want on the cake pop.


Below is how much I crushed up the nuts. I left them a little chunky.


Now the fun part! First leave your cake pops in the fridge and take them out one by one when your ready to dip them in the chocolate. Melt 4 squares of your almond bark according to the package. 


Do not dip the balls in right away. Let the chocolate cool for about 30 second. Next, carefully dip the balls in the chocolate. It’s sometimes hard to get the tops of the pops covered so use a spoon if you need to. Next let the extra chocolate drip off. Now this is important. If you start adding the toppings too soon, it will make the balls too heavy and they will drip off. Let the chocolate cool for about a minute then add the popcorn, peppermint and then top them off with the Planters Holiday Nut Crunch.


Once you start making these, pull out your colander and let the pops dry by sticking them through the holes in the colander. The good thing about this is once you dip these in chocolate, it forms a barrier around the cake and will keep the cake moist for a while!

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Every Christmas I love to make Christmas cookies with the kids. This year why not try and make cake pops with them?! I let the kids dip their own, and decorate them as well and they had a blast making them and eating them.

Planter’s Holiday Nut Crunch Cake Pops
  • Planters Holiday nut Crunch
  • 1 bag of crushed peppermint
  • 1 cake mix (and items you need to bake it) I used Devils food
  • 1 tub icing
  • 1 bag of popcorn
  • white chocolate almond bark
  • cake pop sticks
  1. Bake the cake according to the directions on the box and let cool.
  2. Crumble up the cake in a big bowl.
  3. Add the tub of icing and mix with the cake.
  4. Roll the “dough” into balls and set on baking sheet and put in the freezer.
  5. Melt 2 squares of the almond bark.
  6. Take balls out of freezer. Dip end of pop sticks in the almond bark and stick into balls.
  7. Put in fridge until ready to finish making.
  8. Melt 4 squares of the almond bark and take out one by one and cover the balls in white chocolate. While the balls are not dried yet, put all toppings on.
  9. Let cool then serve.



If you want to have even more fun with Mr. Peanut check out the Blippar app! You can scan your Planters Holiday Nut products, and a hologram pops of of Mr. Peanut! I had to show my kids because I told them it was snowing inside our house! haha!

You can get more info. on the seasonal nuts and you can even take a Selfie with Mr. Peanut and more! This App is actually really awesome! It uses image reconigtion to identify the product then creates a whole world right on your phone with fun things to do, recipes and even a loyalty program for you to check out. I had to show my husband because it was really cool! 


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Nat Geo Kids Giveawa

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Need some fun, affordable stocking stuffers that your kids will LOVE?  NationalGeographic Kids Books makes it easy to stuff those stockings with 7 Amazing books!  Nat Geo Kids not only has books but their facebook page has a wealth of fun information about all types of animals.  

I know my kids would love this! They read Nat Geo all the time!
DID YOU KNOW: Hedgehogs usually curl up into a ball and sleep through the day, awaking at night only to hunt for food.
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How about a GIVEAWAY?
Mom Does Reviews and her fun blogging friends are happy to share this giveaway with you!
One lucky reader will win all SEVEN of these books: ($47 arv)
* My Weird But True Fact-A-Day Fun Journal
* Funny Fill-Ins: My Inside Earth Adventure
* Funny Fill-Ins: My Backyard Adventure .
* Funny Fill-Ins: My Ancient Egypt
* Funny Fill-Ins: My Safari Adventure .
* NG Kids Shark Activity Sticker Book
* NG Kids Dinos! Sticker Activity Book

What a GREAT prize pack!

The giveaway is open to US only, 18+

The giveaway ends 12/13 at 1159p est

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win!


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Star Wars Force Grab Game giveaway



I know my nephews would love this! They love everything Star Wars! How fun!

Force Grab is edge-of-your-seat fun! You race to spot when objects match the pictures and then you react fast! Grab the correct Lightsabers before the other players! Look out for decoys, bonus scoring twists, and other disturbances in the Force! Read the full review of Star Wars Force Grab on donnahup.com.


We’re giving a Star Wars Force Grab to one lucky reader! Just enter on the rafflecopter below! Good luck!

*Giveaway is open to the US only and ends 12/9/14 at 11:59pm CST.

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