Siracha Tuna Chopped Salad recipe with Starkist Tuna Creations

*I was sent 4 packets of Tuna Creations to craft this post. All opinions are my own. 

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Did you know July is national picnic month?I have the perfect on the go salad you can take on the next picnic you are planning featuring Starkist Tuna Creations! comes in a variety of flavors (Herb and Garlic, Ranch, Hickory Smoked, Lemon Pepper, and Sweet and Spicy)and is a source of lean protein, that is a convenient inclusion to any on-the-go activity. All StarKist products are available at grocery stores nationwide.

What I love about these packets is they are ready to eat to bring them wherever you need and there is no need to cook them! Plus I am obsessed with all these flavors! I used the lemon pepper with this recipe but any of the flavors would have been delicious! 

My husband had been on a work trip for the past 2 weeks and came over feeling bloated and yucky from eating out so much. I made him this salad and he LOVED it! It feels pretty good to take care of your man by cooking for him with the help of Starkist Tuna Creations!

Siracha Tuna Chopped Salad
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • Chopped salad
  • Siracha sauce
  • Salad:
  • Chopped salad
  • grape tomatoes
  • grilled pineapple
  • cut up avocado
  • salt
  • 1 half yellow onion (optional)
  • Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup light olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 half orange
  • generous squirt of siracha sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Mix the ingrediants for the dressing and set aside.
  2. Put all the ingrediants into a bowl for the salad. For the pineapples you can grill them on a grill but I didn’t have time so you can get that blackened look just in a pan with a little coconut oil.

 

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What’s in my beach bag? Wet-Nap to wipe away the sand!

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Is is possible to live off Wet-Nap products?! In our house we sure do because with 4 kids under the age of 6, things get messy on a daily basis. 

I need products to wipe little dirty faces and fingers or disinfect surfaces so my little ones stay well!

I went to Walmart to stock up on some Wet-Nap Canisters, Wet-Nap Packettes, and a Wet-Nap 110 Ct Pop Up because of their everyday low prices. If your going to stock up too, grab this $.55/1 coupon. At my store all 3 items were priced at $1.97 so only $1.42 after coupon (while supplies last).When your looking for these products, check the Napkin/paper good aisle but I found mine near the shampoo and personal wipes aisle. 

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We do a lot of hiking, camping and swimming in Colorado. We have been going to the beach a lot lately and my kids absolutely LOVE it. The only drawback for this momma is the sand! It’s so funny because the kids love digging in the mud and sand more than even swimming so they are covered in dirt when we leave even if I hose them off before we get into the car. The kids know were always have a ritual before stepping into the car and that is a full de-sand, wipe down. They know it’s time to pull out the Wet-Nap wipes and clean their feet and anything else that has sand on it.

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So before heading out to the beach, I grab my beach bag and throw in my Wet-Nap wipes. 99% of the time after we leave the beach, the kids conk out in the car so it’s important to go ahead and clean them up before they fall asleep in the car. I don’t like getting sand everywhere in my car but I also don’t want to be tracking in sand once me get home.  

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It’s so important to wipe away all the sand when we go to the beach especially with my youngest. He is a thumb sucker so I have to make sure and wipe those chubby fingers clean so we don’t get any sand in his mouth. He is a rough and tumble boy and loves getting in the sand, so I am so glad Wet-Nap has improved their wipes and made them, stronger, softer and they now moisturize with Aloe. I must have the best for his sweet skin!

So next time you are in Walmart check out the Wet-Nap products!

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Get ready for Back to School with Disney Junior

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I have 2 kids in school this year and one 3 year old who thinks she is starting school to because her big brothers are. We home school so we don’t take a big summer break. I have been looking for some items to use during the summer so keep their school brains active. 

Disney Junior has some fabulous resources for the younger kids who are starting school this year or even little sisters who want to feel as big as her brothers.

I went to Walmart and found a whole end cap of Disney Junior Back to School items I can use for my pre-school and school age kids!

Here is the reality, my oldest son struggled a little in reading this past year and him and I got frustrated with school. I didn’t want him to hate doing his reading work, but he struggled and would get upset, so I had to find ways to make it fun. I told them we had to go to the store to get some toys. I pointed them to this wall of Disney Junior back to school products and they got to pick 1 toy each.

There was:

  • Learning Easel Activity Centers

  • Learning Schoolhouse Activities

  • Counting Learning Activities

  • First Words Learning Activities

  • Rhyming Learning Activities

  • Alphabet Learning Activities

  • Numbers Learning Activities

  • Colors & Shapes Learning Activities

If they thought they were getting a “toy” I knew they would be excited to rip these open at home, but little did they know, they would be doing school work at the same time.

Even though my boys are in Kindergarten and 1st grade, thankfully they both decided on the MickeyMouse playhouse activity center. My little girl decided on the Sophia the first activity. We decided to take 1o minutes the 1st day and check out the activities. They gave them enough time to go through a few of the activities and also be excited for the next day when we got to do it again.

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I think these are a great tool to keep extending their learning until school officially starts back up in August. Plus they included some of their favorite characters like Mickey Mouse, Sofia the First and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. So when your back to school shopping and have smaller kids in preschool, check out this section in Walmart so all your kids get a little something special for back to school time.

 

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Are you NoseBlind? Febreze Prize pack and $60 AMEX gift card giveaway

 This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.AE_MedRain_11US_100_HR 

Have you ever heard of being Noseblind? Yea, me neither, but I learned a valuable lesson this week about being Noseblind and it totally makes sense! 

I would be mortified if someone came over to my house and noticed a terrible smell but since I had been around it so much or Noseblind, I didn’t even notice it! AHHH! We have a little one in diapers and no matter what trash can we throw his diapers in, or how many times we take out that trash, that area of the house stinks!

My husband recently got home from a work trip and he notices the bad smell, probably because he has been gone for a while and came home and really noticed it! 

Febreze to the rescue! I decided to be proactive against this NoseBlind issue and now before I place a new trash bag in our trash cans, I spray a little Febreze so it can get to work eliminating these smells that sometimes I get Noseblind to.

Watch this video, it’s tells you about being NoseBlind and is hilarious!

 
 

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What Febreze products are your favorite? I was sent these Febreze products to try a NoseBlind Test for me and my friends.

So basically I had to ask my friends and they smelt anything in my house when they first came over. With 4 boys and 1 baby in my house, they said they smelled babies smells which was more than likely the trash can in our living room that had diapers.

Next I popped a bag of popcorn and asked them what they smell now and they all answered “popcorn”. After about 10 minutes I asked them what they smelled and they said a little popcorn smell but not much.

So as time goes on you really do get Noseblind to the smells around and Febreeze is here to save the day and keep your house smelling fabulous!

I am giving away a Febreze prize pack with all the goodies above plus a $60 AMEX gift card! Just enter the easy rafflecopter below!

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Hidden Treasure Candle giveaway

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Hidden Treasure Candles has teamed up with Thrifty Momma Ramblings and this great group of bloggers for this great giveaway! I love these candles. I know you will love them too!

Hidden Treasure Candles has added some great new scents like Aloe, Beach Scent, Banana Nut Bread, Fruit Loops, and more!

You can enter this great giveaway for a chance to win ANY TWO (2) Hidden Treasure Candles of choice!

One Lucky winner will receive TWO Hidden Treasure Candles!

If you haven’t heard of Hidden Treasure Candles yet, then they make all natural soy candles with a wonderful necklace hidden inside each one!

Each candle has an X that marks the spot. Every 500th candle has an iPad code inside.

ONE lucky person will receive 2 Hidden Treasure Candle of Choice!

The giveaway will end on Monday July 28, 2014 at 11:59PM EST.

Enter to win using the rafflecopter below and good luck!

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SIMI Winery as seen at the Aspen Food & Wine festival

 *I was sent 2 bottles of wine free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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Sometimes you just have one of those days…but for me it’s been one of those weeks! My husband went out of town, all 4 of my kids got sick, our A.C. broke, my brakes went haywire, none of my kids wanted to sleep at night, and on and on. It’s just been a tough couple of days…and did I mention one of my kids fever got so high I had to call 911 and have 6 firemen standing in my bedroom hovering over my  5 year old during the middle of the night?? 

As a mom, sometimes it’s nice to unwind a little bit. This week I decided to head to my parent’s house in the mountains. It’s so cool up there you don’t even need air conditioning, I have a lot of help with the kids, and once they all go to bed I got to enjoy a glass or SIMI wine. They sent me 2 bottles of wine and so far I have enjoyed the bottle of the Sauvignon Blanc. I have been pregnant back to back for so long I have not gotten to enjoy much wine, but I really enjoyed this wine.

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I am kind of a rookie when it comes to wine tasting, all I know is pass me the fruity stuff! I don’t like really strong wines, just something that is smooth and something that I can enjoy after a long day. This night was pure perfection…all kids were asleep, well, the weather was amazing and so was the wine.

Now that I live in Colorado, on my bucket list is to visit the Aspen Food & Wine Festival. I didn’t get to attend this year but SIMI winery was one of the attendee’s and I am so sad I missed it because it sounded like so much fun with amazoing wine from SIMI winery and the food they paired with their wine.

Next up I am going to try the other bottle they sent me and I will let you know how it tastes!

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Juggle Bubbles Review

 

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*I was sent a Juggle Bubble set to review but all opinions are my own.

My kids love “As seen on TV” products and to me I applaud these companies for having an idea and running with it far enough to land it on tv!

I know I always have ideas but never follow through with them and this one is such a fun one!

It was actually kind of funny because we were watching TV and a commercial for Juggle Bubbles came on and my 5 year old sighed ”I wish we could have some Juggle bubbles to play with”….that’s when I remembered these had just came in so we ran to the mail that had piled up while we were on vacation and found the box of Juggle Bubbles.

The Juggle Bubble kit includes 2 gloves, the no pop bubble solution, and bubble blower and a bubble blower tray.

I wondered if this was just normal bubble solution so I pulled out a bottle of regular bubbles I had on hand and the no pop Juggle Bubbles. I have 2 boys and each took a jar of bubbles. The no pop bubbles really didn’t pop and they were able to actually handle the bubble but the regular bubbles popped immediately!

It’s really easy to play with this bubble activity set and my kids loved it!

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All you do is pour some of the no pop solution in the bubble tray, dip the large end of the bubble blower in the solution, blow a bubble, shake off any excess solution and flick the blower up to release the bubble. The bubbles are fragile so you have to wear the special gloves and handle them with care but you really can throw them in the air, catch them, and do all kinds of fun tricks!

My boys had over an hour of fun with these bubbles when normally with a new toy, they give it about 10 minutes of play.

These would be such a fun birthday gift to give or receive and you can order a set for only $10!

Go here to shop!

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Hallmark Buzzworthy Cards are here!

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My husband recently has to go on a business trip and the way we connect when is he gone is laughter. When he is gone I either, text, or email him funny pictures or meme’s throughout the day just so he knows we are thinking of him!

Now Hallmark has created BuzzWorthy cards that you can share just like you would all the viral content on the web, except through a card! There has always been something special to me about getting a card in the mail or hand delivered but I am not really the sentimental type card giver so these cards are perfect!! #TrendyCards

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Before my husband left on his trip, I went snooping around Walmart for some funny cards for my husband that I would tuck away in some of his clothes in his suitcase he was taking on his business trip.The fun thing about these cards is they are time sensitive. They will rotate the cards every few weeks so if you see a card you like, grab it before it’s gone! And since they are rotated frequently, they will be revelent to what’s funny now!

I loved that my husband called me the first day he was gone and we both had a laugh over the first card he found. Before he left, he forgot to dry some of his clothes, so we decided to take them in a trash bag and dry them when he landed. So I threw one of the cards in with the damp clothes because I knew he would open this bag as soon as he landed. It’s so hard on us to be apart because we are really a good team, taking care of our 4 kids so getting a special card in his suitcase, really made him smile and know we are missing him! I can’t wait until he finds the rest of the cards!

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And if you love shopping for cards like I do, you will want to sign up for the Hallmark rewards program. You get rewarded for buying Hallmark cards in places like Walmart.  You get 1 reward for every 5 cards you buy so you might as well get rewarded for shopping with Hallmark.

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Make sure you check out Connections from Hallmark to sign up for Hallmark rewards, see other ways my bloggers friends put these BuxxWorthy cards to use and to join the #Tendycards conversation on twitter!

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Walgreens goes “clip” less!

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I love a good coupon because I love saving money but since having our 4th little nugget, the time it takes to clip coupons has vanished. I am lucky to get a shower each day much less sit at my table, go over the weekly ads, and cut out the coupons I need.
I am in love with Walgreens new clip less coupon program! Walgreens is offering manufacturer coupons that you can virtually “clip” and load straight to your card and save even more money at Walgreens!
It’s so easy to use, just download the Walgreens app here on your phone (I already had it downloaded but had to update it to get this new feature).
I have a Walgreens just a few steps from my house so whenever we need something, that is usually the place I can quickly go.

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I decided to check out and see which coupons were available on their app at this time and decided to clip some coupons for lip gloss, deodorant and baby food. It took a few seconds to clip them and they were automatically on my balance rewards card so when I went to check and and scanned my rewards card, those coupons immediately came off! So easy!
I also noticed these coupons on the walgreens app had a lot of the same coupons as I noticed in the sunday paper so it was the same coupons I would have used anyway, I just didn’t have to actually cut them out!

To start virtually clipping your coupons this is how to do it!
1. Download the Walgreens app
2. When you download the app, make sure you link it to your balance rewards card.
3. If you don’t have a rewards card sign up in any walgreens or do it online here.
4. Once your app is linked to your card, start clipping! Once you find coupons you like and clip them, they are automatically on your card!

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These are the items I bought the other and and by taking a few seconds to clip the walgreens coupons on the app, I saved an extra $5! These are items I would have bought anyway so an extra $5 in my wallet sounds good to me.

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People ask me all the time if it’s hard to learn how to really save money and I tell them it’s not, you just have to put some work into it and take advantage of great store programs like these clip less coupon from the Walgreens app. It barely took any extra time to “clip” these coupons and I saved an extra $5.

Here are a few tips on shopping at walgreens to get the most bang for you buck:
1. Use the Walgreens app and the clip less coupons
2. Sign up for a balance rewards card because that is the only way to use these coupons and to take advantage of their sales.
3. Shop their in store sales! I noticed the lipgloss was buy 1 get 1 50% off plus their was a coupon on the app so I combined a sale and a coupon to save the most money.

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Wild Oats Organic foods NOW at Walmart with GREAT prices!

 *I was sent these samples free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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I know lots of my friends say they want to eat organic foods but they are just to expensive but with the help of Wild Oats and Walmart, that is going to be a thing of the past!

Wild Oats is a organic food company that is making it easier for everyone to be able to eat organic foods. They are rolling out their brand of foods in Walmart and their prices are so amazing! Check out some of the prices here! 

I was sent a few sample to try out myself. I was sent Wild Oats Tortilla chips, black beans, chipolte hot sauce and bay leaves. I asked one of my friends recently if they could name “the” dish of Colorado, what would it be? Being from Louisiana I can quickly think of a few dish contenders but for Colorado, we were stumped….and then we decided it had to be green chili! If I wasn’t on a diet and trying not to eat dairy, I would have added some heavy cream and cheese but since I am, this is the PERFECT one pot meal, low on calories, healthy and delcious! It took me 5 minutes to throw in the crockpot, and we had dinner for the night!

Organic Wild Oats Products NOW at Walmart!
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Recipe type: main dish, soup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken, cooked (I used a rotiseerie chicken)
  • 3 cans of green chili’s
  • 2 Wild oats bay leaf
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of Wild Oats black beans
  • Wild Oats Chipolte Hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Wild Oats organic tortilla chips
Instructions
  1. Put all ingrediants in crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Serve with chips.

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Walmart, the nation’s Largest Grocer Works with Organics Pioneer to Relaunch Brand and Save Customers 25 Percent or More on Organic Groceries. I love to eat organic food and serve them to my family as well and the only deterrent sometimes is the price. I was looking at a bag a organic flour. It was $11 for 15lbs, then I looked over to the 50lb bag or regular flour that is only $9 and it made me sick because I know more people would buy organic if they could afford it!

Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month with a new, more affordable price point on quality products covering a broad variety of categories – from salsa and pasta sauce to quinoa and chicken broth. Customers will save 25 percent or more when comparing Wild Oats to national brand organic products.

When I lived in Little Rock, AR I shopped at a Wild Oats Market and loved it! They had great food at great prices and I am so excited to see them teaming up with my BFF Walmart! 

Check out these products next time you are at Walmart and let me know what you think!

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