$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

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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

  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Canon Holiday Image  

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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Stephen’s Cocoa for Christmas

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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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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.

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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! 

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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)

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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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Large Royal Sack Review…Great Christmas Present!

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Recently I was sent a Large Royal Sack from the TheBeanBagChairOutlet.com to review. I chose the camo fur cover since I knew my boys would enjoy this one the most. I love it so much that I need to get one of my own! I remember having a bean bag back in middle school…you know the ones with the little beans in it. And after awhile it lost some beans and settled into more of a flat mess!

The Large Royal Sack is so different from what I remember bean bags being and let me tell you, it is an awesome Christmas present! Plus right now they are offering free shipping!

The Large Royal Sack came in a big box and the cover and inside were separated so I was able to see what was inside this big boy! It is filled with shredded foam and one of the most comfortable things I have ever sat in! It holds it shapes like you wouldn’t believe!

You can also get it embroidered for $10 more which would make for a very special Christmas present. These bean bags are so soft and comfortable that my son fell asleep in it the night we got it. It’s so big both of my older boys could probably fit on it to sleep! 

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It comes in tons of colors so you will be able to find the perfect one for your household. We recently moved to the mountains and since it’s pretty cold up here, the camo fur was the perfect choice! When my kids want to watch TV or play their Wii, this is their go-to chair. We absolutely love our Large Royal sack from TheBeanBagChairOutlet.com. This bean bag is made out of such high quality material, I can tell we will be using this for years!

I don’t know about your kids but I know with ours, they love getting toys for Christmas, but it seems they only play with them for a small amount of time. Then the toys get thrown in the toy room, only to be played with a few more times. With something like this Royal sack, it’s something they can use for a long time and won’t get tired of it. 

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If your looking for a fun Christmas present, check out TheBeanBagChairOutlet.com!

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Make it a NESTLÉ® Thanksgiving with 3 ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pie’s and a Digiorno Rising Crust Pizza

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This Thanksgiving is special because #1. We are having Thanksgiving dinner at our house and #2. We are moving. Now you wouldn’t normally think those 2 things go together but this year they do! Most of my friends think I am crazy and while that is true, I can’t pass up having a meal around our table. So while I still plan to spend a whole day making my grandmother’s crescent rolls and probable whipping up our family favorite Banana Caramel Pie, we are letting Nestle help us have a fuss free, easy as pie Thanksgiving.

Every year we have a pumpkin pie but this year I decided to use Nestle Pumpkin Spice refrigerated cookie dough to make mini pumpkin pies. It’s a 3 ingredient, 5 minute pie idea and I could not believe how much it tasted like our original pumpkin pie! The Pumpkin Pie Spice cookie dough is made with 100% Libby’s pure pumpkin with a blend of spices and Nestle’s White chocolate chips. It’s only available for a limited amount of time so grab some while you can.

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I never knew Nestle made this flavor but I found some at Walmart!

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All you need to do is heat your oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease a muffin pan. If you do not grease it good enough the cookie dough will stick.

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Press the cookie dough into the bottom of each muffin pan like you would a pie crust since the cookie dough is acting as your pie crust.

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Spoon a spoonful of Libby’s pumpkin puree into each “pie crust”. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is cooked. It is very important you do not undercook these since the cookie dough needs to be stiff, otherwise it will fall apart.   

Take out of the oven and let cool. Run a knife around the cookie dough to try and loosen the edges. Once they are cooled about 20 minutes, try to get them out of the pan. 

Top with whip cream and enjoy. The Nestle Pumpkin Pie spice cookie dough has so much flavor, it makes the dish!

To top off our dinner, we bought a Dignorio Rising Crust Supreme Pizza from Walmart.

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As a family, instead of turkey we normally do something different like steak or shrimp.  This year we are doing pizza! You can imagine since we are moving everything is in boxes and I can’t find anything so we don’t have access to all of our cooking supplies. So picking up a Dignorio Rising Crust pizza not only saves time but our sanity! This pizza is a crowd pleaser and I love they have gone back to using their original sauce! With cheese from Wisconsin and tomatoes from California, you can’t go wrong with this pizza.

What are some food traditions or ideas you are baking up this year for Thanksgiving? 

Check out the Nestle Website for more Flavorful Moments. 

If your a Pinterest junkie like myself, check out the Nestle Thanksgiving board for lots of yummy recipes below!

 

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RSV Prevention/MedImmune information

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My sister has twins who were born 5 weeks early, in the middle of RSV season and right during hurricane Katrina. Talk about stressful!

I had not had any of my babies yet but I remember her being worried about the babies getting RSV since they were premature. RSV is a virus most kids get by the time they are 2 years old and only causes cold- like symptoms in healthy full-term kids.  But it is the leading cause of hospitalization in babies under 1 year of age and can be serious in premature infants. 

It causes approximately 125,000 hospitalizations each year and is responsible for around 200 infant deaths yearly. 

The problem is it is a common virus but 1/3 of parents have never even heard of this sickness. Everyone is at risk to contract RSV but premature babies are at a higher risk at developing severe symptoms.  

If your you notice your baby with any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately:

-Persistent coughing or wheezing

-Blue color around the mouth or fingernails

-Difficulty breathing

-Fever in infants under 3 months of age

How can you protect your baby from getting RSV?

RSV can be transferred from person to person from touching, sneezing or coughing. The virus itself can live on the skin or surfaces for hours so washing hands and wiping down tabletops is important to stop the spread of RSV. Try to keep your hands, baby toys, blanket and sheets clean. And additionally do not let your baby around people who smoke or have been sick recently.  

To learn more about RSV, go the to RSV protection website. 

World Premature Day is Nov. 17th and even if you did not have a premature baby I am sure you know someone who has. I remember people giving my sister a hard time for not wanting to get her twins around people for awhile but what they didn’t understand was she was trying her best to keep them from getting RSV. It is important to not only protect your kids and family but also help not to spread sickness to other people. 

I know when my kids are sick and people are coming over to my house, I always call them ahead of time and let them know how sick my kids are. My friends do the same so we as moms can make the call whether or not we get our kids around other sick kids. If you have ever had 4 sicks kids at once, you don’t know how hard it is to care for that many kids at once who need you 24/7. I appreciate it so much when people are that considerate to let me know. I think we should all try to do the same thing!

We can all work together to keep our families well and if you need more info about RSV, go here!

 

 

 

 

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Biscuit Donuts

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This just happened…in a hotel room, with very little ingredients!

After being on vacation, and trying to make meals out of very few ingredients and with very few cooking utensils, I am realizing there is not a lot out there for people either moving, or on vacation who needs these kinds of meals!

So every day I have been trying my best to make good, healthy meals, with 5 ingredients or less so we don’t have to eat out all the time. Now these aren’t the healthiest things in the world but since I used cinnamon and sugar instead of making icing, I think there was less sugar involved than say going to Krispy Kreme. PLUS we didn’t have to leave the condo to eat and these were completely ready in under 10 minutes!

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Ingredients
  • 1 can of Grands biscuits(no layers)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 2 inches of oil in a large pan
Instructions
  1. Flatten out biscuits and cut a hole in each.
  2. Heat up 2 inches of oil in either a large pan, or deep skillet to medium.
  3. Fry each side of the biscuit for about 2 minutes then take out and let cool on a paper towel.
  4. Dip in mixed sugar and cinnamon.

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First cut out the biscuits with a knife. Keep the rounds you cut out for donut holes!

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Once your oil is heated up, brown each biscuits for 2 minutes on each side.

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Last take out with tongs or a fork. Since we are in a condo, I just had a fork. Let cool for a minute then dip both sides into the sugar and cinnamon that is mixed together.

Then gobble them up!

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Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain Review

*I was sent a Play-Dog Cake mountain for review but all opinions are my own. 

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What is a better birthday present than Play-Doh’s Cake mountain for this 7-year-old? Call me mom of the year but I kind of forgot my sons birthday! Well we celebrated a week earlier with a party so on his actual birthday I forgot to plan something since I had a TV appearance that morning.

Thankfully waiting at our door was this gem! This has to have been one of his favorite presents! He loves Play-Doh but since we are moving most of our toys are packed away. 

 Go here for more info!

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You can make tiered cakes with 3 different shapes. To make a cake just open the top of the Cake Mountain play set and place 1 of the 3 cake molds inside. Then load some Play-Doh, close and press down, then pop it open to reveal your make-believe cake. My kids played with this for hours! I actually had to give each child time alone with Cake Mountain because they all wanted to play at once. The birthday boy of course went first and each make me a cake.

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What is even more fun is you can decorate your cake!  You can mix and match and put different colors into the extruder and there is 20 half-molds in the play set to make little candies as well. To top off your cake, you can add some fun “candles” included in the set. 

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It is an easy play set to put together. I don’t like toys that require hours of putting them together only for kids to play with them for 5 minutes. This play set was easy to assemble and kept my kids busy for a long time. 

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These kids are bakers at heart just like their momma and I loved watching them create things for me!

This set is only $19.99 and you can go here to find a store near you that sells it! 

With Christmas coming up, this is a great gift!

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This set can be for boys or girls. My boys loved it just as much as their little sister and it’s actually a fixture at our kitchen table. I just kept the box and anything they want to play, I just pull it out from under the table. It’s instant fun!

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Daisy Cottage Cheese roll ups


 

Today’s post is sponsored by Daisy Brand, but my love for their Daisy Cottage Cheese is all my own!

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I live in Colorado…a state where people bring their own food to dinner parties because everyone is on a different diet and if your not healthy they will kick you out!! Just kidding, but I am seriously trying to loose this last 10 ish pounds of baby weight and I am tired of the same ole same ole!

On my diet, there is no bread, no sugar, no fun and no high fatty foods. Sounds fun right??! Well I have lost 75 pounds so it might not be the easiest thing in the world but it’s working. I will say, I can tell a remarkable difference when I eat clean than when I eat sugar. I have more energy, and just feel more clear headed. I plan to take a lot of these eating practices into my eating habits once I am done loosing weight but right now I am on limited calories. 

I am in LOVE with this dish I created and if your either trying to eat clean or lose weight, you MUST try it out!

I love that Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese makes eating clean simple and fits into my diet by having no more than 4 ingredients, and none of the additives and preservatives found in other leading brands. Yeehaw for that! 

 

About Daisy Cottage Cheese:

 

Because it has just 90 calories and 13 grams of protein (26% of your daily value!) per 1/2-cup serving of 2% cottage cheese, you can enjoy low-fat, 100% natural cottage cheese without giving up the delicious taste.

 

I get really excited when I find a new dish to make on this diet and this one has sent me over the moon!

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Here is the cast of characters for this yummy and low fat lunch option. I used healthy daisy cottage cheese, large tortillas, turkey slices and a cucumber but you could also use squash.

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First I got out my tortilla and spread hummus all over it. 

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Next I placed 4 slices of turkey on top of the hummus.

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Then I spread a nice layer of Daisy Cottage cheese. I chose the low fat version since I am trying to lose weight.

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Then I peeled a cucumber, then sliced it thin with my peeler. If you get down to the seeds it is hard to slice to just slice on the flesh.

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Put a layer of cucumber slices on top of the Daisy Cottage cheese. 

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I rolled it up then put a toothpick through the top so it would unroll while I sliced it up.

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And that’s it!

4.8 from 5 reviews

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Ingredients
  • 1 tub of Hummus
  • 1 tub of Daisy cottage cheese
  • 1 package of sliced turkey
  • 1 cucumber or squash
  • tortillas
Instructions
  1. Spread hummus on the tortillas.
  2. Place 4 slices of turkey on top.
  3. Spread a layer of daisy cottage cheese on top of turkey.
  4. Place sliced cucumber on top of turkey.
  5. Roll up and slice into small pieces.

 For more info on Daisy Cottage cheese, go here!

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