Save big on Ro*tel at Walmart

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 Great Savings on RO*TEL at Walmart!

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Are you creating a big snacking spread for the Big Tournament? Looking for ways to spice up game day and save money at the same time? #JustAddRotel is the perfect way to spice up your favorite recipes. From guacamole to pot roast sliders, adding a can of RO*TEL makes a traditional game day recipe into something extraordinary. Click this link http://cbi.as/4wqx  to print a Walmart coupon where you buy 3 cans of RO*TEL, you will get 1 can free!

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Hurry, this coupon expires on April 6th and is only while supplies last!

I know a lot of my recipes include Ro*tel! I have at least 5 cans on hand at all times because when I am in a pinch, it never hurts to throw in a can of Ro*tel.

Be sure to look for RO*TEL in either the Pasta or Hispanic aisle in Walmart!

What is your favorite RO*TEL recipe?

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Peep Fruit Kabobs

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All you need to make these super cute Peep Fruit Kabobs are Peeps found just about anywhere since Easter is right around the corner, I used a fruit mix found at Walmart, and skewers found in the baking section at Walmart.

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My kids had so much fun putting their own peep kabobs together and I let them choose whatever they wanted as long as they ate it! It’s kind of a sneaky way to get them to eat more fruit!

Happy Easter!

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 This would be a really fun thing for the kids to while while you and your friends and family are getting together to celebrate Easter.

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Who are you when your hungry?

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My husband and I are similar so when either of us have hit the hangry (hungry + angry) stage, we know not to talk to one another until the symptoms have been remedied.

I remember having a friend who said since having kids she is so busy there are meals she forgets to eat and I thought “she is crazy, I could NEVER be to busy to forget to eat.” 4 kids later I totally understand. Take today for instance, I packed 4 kids lunches in record timing to run out the door to 2 dentist appointments and guess what I forgot??! I forgot to eat breakfast. 

So I headed over to Walmart to find some snacks I could leave in my purse in case of forget to eat or if I need a mid day pick me up. I grabbed some Snickers Almond and Snickers Peanut Butter squares.

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Here is a look into my daily life. I had so many people tell me that any more kids you have after 3 gets easier. If someone tells you that they are not your friend…you have been warned. If someone tells you that, ask them about their laundry situation. The picture below is 1 week of laundry in my house and I still have 2 more loads in the washer and dryer. Sometines being a mom with all these mom duties can be overwhelming but grabbing a Snickers Almond to help me get the job done, always make the folding go by faster.

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And if said I have never had to apologize for my hungry self, I would be lying. It happens! Hunger is my kryptonite and having a Snickers on hand is the perfect cure.

 Take yesterday for example. We took the kids skiing in Breckenridge and it took almost 2 hours to just load the car. After being on the road for about 5 minutes I realized I had packed the kids a million snacks and I didn’t even eat breakfast.

Thankfully once we got there, I found they sold Snicker’s Almond at a little restaurant at the bottom of the mountain so I scooped up a few so I wouldn’t get hungry during the day.

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I had no time to take breaks while teaching my middle son to ski so anytime I got hungry all I had to do was reach in my pocket and grab my Snicker’s Almond.

 

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Finding a home for Chopper. #NationalPuppyday

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Back in October we had just moved into a new house. A house 4 years in the making. We were waiting to wait to get a puppy when we had enough land for it to roam around on and with 5 acres, the yard was perfect.

And as an added bonus since we moved to the mountains and have rampant large animals such as bears and mountains lions, having a dog to scare them is just what we needed.

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We decided we would rescue a dog if we could find a large breed and within weeks a friend of mine let me know they have 10 mastiff puppies at the rescue so I raced over there.

They asked me which puppy I wanted and that was such a hard decision since I wanted to give a home to all 10 but I picked the one puppy who was sitting  on top of all his brothers and sisters. He seemed just spunky enough for our family. 

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Fast forward 2 months later our second child was hospitalized with severe croup. In other words, we found him one day barely being able to breathe and it scared the living daylights out of us. We prayed this was an isolated event but 1 month later, it happened again. After a round of allergy testing, we found out he is severely allergic to dogs. We could keep Chopper if he stayed outside and we washed our hands all the time but the doctor highly suggested against it.

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I could not bare to return him to the rescue and asked some of my friends if they wanted him and my sweet friend Johanna said they would give it a trial run at their house. They had another dog so we prayed they would get along. 

I was shocked at how sad I was to loose this dog and I think part of it was crying for our 2nd child knowing he can never even pet a dog, be around one or probably ever own one and that sentence to a 5 year old seems unfair. But thankfully it’s manageable and we have answers to his sickness. And we are so thankful my friends family could take Chopper since we know he is just as loved in their home.

Having to tell my oldest son who doesn’t have allergies and was Chopper’s best friend what we had to give him away was painful. It was the first time I had to watch him accept an unfair reality apsect of life and there was nothing I could say to make it better. He knew we were doing this to keep his brother healthy but that didn’t make it any easier.

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Since it is National Puppy Day, I just wanted to give a shout out to other families who have been down this road. Kid allergies are awful, unfair and unforgiving and giving up a dog for that reason is not fun but nesscary. My nephew Rex and Gannon suffers from severe peanut allergies and now I have an even deeper respect for their mom and dad who have to vigilantly watch their diets in order to save their lives. 

I am thankful that Chopper was in our lives for a short period of time and here’s to anyone who has lost a pet for any reason, we know exactly how it feels.

 

 

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You can celebrate your Disneyside at any age!

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Disneyland will always be a magical place for me. I grew up going to the parks and even got to take my kids a few years back. I was so excited I was selected to host a Disneyside party and starting planning right away.

Then my mom got sick…like really sick. She is my best friend and I couldn’t imagine life without her. Thankfully the amazing doctors figured out what was wrong with her, she had emergency surgery and slowly but surely she recovered. 

What was even harder is my kids were sick at the time she got sick so we weren’t even able to visit her because we could not risk the chance of her catching what they had. It was awful.

So while we were stuck at home, me and the kids started conspiring. We wanted to throw my mom a the Disneyside party because you can celebrate your Disneyside at any age!

First step was making our Mickey insprired cake! And since we are from Louisiana, we could help but add some Mardi Gras flair. All we did was use the special Mickey pan and bake a yellow cake in it. Then ice it with white icing, and sprinkle the traditional Mardi Gras colors purple, yellow and green on top!

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Next we set up our table! My boys love the movie Cars so they had a ball setting up the table with me!  We decided when my mom came over, we would not tell her we were throwing her a party and surprise her.

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And what party is not complete without pin the smile on Mickey! My kids played this everyday for about a week ;-)

 

 

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So eventhough this party was not what I had planned on throwing, it was absolutely perfect. We celebrated just being alive by throwing a party on a weekday afternoon for the Mamie my kids love!

You can show you Disneyside, anytime, anywhere and at any age!

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