#TeamQuackAttack Vote for Mark and Sadie on Dancing with the Stars!

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It was surreal seeing my family on Duck Dynasty on a weekly basis, and now my sweet cousin Sadie is going to be on Dancing with the Stars tonight!

I wish I had half the confidence she has at 17! 

Vote for her at this number: 1-800-868-3411

Good Luck Sadie!

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M&M fondant cookies to save the day, Captain America style!

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Captain America is about to be released so I had a hankering for some good ole fashion chocolate chip cookies to celebrate. But regular cookies weren’t good enough for such a special event, so I had to kick them up a notch! Instead of chocolate chips I used mini M&M’s that I bought at Walmart.

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And you will never believe how super easy this fondant is to make and how delicious it is to eat. 

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M&M fondant cookies
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • half a bag of M&M’s
  • 2¼ cups flour
Instructions
  1. Mix last ingredients together then fold in M&M’s chips. I like the milk chocolate and white chcocalte.
  2. Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes.

 Now for the fun part!

For the fondant you only need a few ingredients!

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Serving Size
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Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
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Saturated Fat 0g
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Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
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Sodium 7mg
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Total Carbohydrates 36g
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Dietary Fiber 0g
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Sugars 33g
Protein 0g
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 bag of marshmallows
  2. 1-2 teaspoons of water.
  3. 1 bag of confectioners sugar
  4. Food coloring
Instructions
  1. Put marshmallows in a bowl and add water. Heat for around 1-2 minutes until it is melted.
  2. Fold in sugar as needed until it becomes workable.
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1. First melt the marshmallows and water in a bowl in the microwave. Heat for 1 minute then see how much is melted. Heat in 15 second increments until melted.

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2. This is what it will look like when you melt the marshmallows. 

There isn’t a magic measurement for the powdered sugar, you just need to add enough to where you can knead the marshmallows without it being to sticky.

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3. The marshmallows will start to look like bread dough. Add enough to where you can knead it by hand.

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4. Knead it a little then roll out with a rolling pin so you can start cutting out the shapes.

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5. I cut out my white shapes first then put them on a wax paper. Don’t leave them on there long because they can be hard to get off. 

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6. Separate the leftover fondant into 2 balls. Add red food coloring to 1 and blue to the other. Knead the dough until the color is spread throughout. 

 When you are folding in the coloring and kneading the fondant, it will become sticky so keep adding powered sugar. It’s ok if your colored fondant is a lighter color, I have a trick for that next!

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7. Once you cut out all the shapes, you will notice they can have a little white film from the powdered sugar. All you have to do is get a tad bit of water on your hand. Dab a little water on the tops of the shapes and the white powder will disappear. Don’t add to much or they will get sticky. Let the pieces dry then you can assemble your cookies.

 I used biscuit cutters for the different sizes them a small star cookie cutter for the star in the middle.

Bake your cookies, then once they are cool, assemble your cookies. I put a red circle down first, then a white, then blue then a white star. Your kids will go wild over these super hero cookies. 

Plus here is a coupon you can use on a bag of M&M’s. 

Go here for the coupon! 

My little boy is in love with Captain America. I had to make him a little cartoon in order to celebrate the release of the Captain America movie. He loved it so much I really think he believes he is now a super hero!

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Plus while you are celebrating the release of Captain America, you can go to the Hero Hub and take a fun quiz on what superhero you are!

Go here! Plus score a $5 off coupon for the Captain America movie! Which super hero are you?

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PLUS enter to win 1 of 10 $100 Walmart gift cards  below!

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Monk Fruit in the Raw

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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I am still on my weight-loss journey but that doesn’t mean my sweet tooth has been curbed. I am a sugar addict and cannot live without my sweet tea. However, I had to give it up lately because the way I make sweet tea, it’s calorie central and ends up sabotaging my weight loss.

I am in LOVE with Monk Fruit In The Raw because it’s an all natural sugar alternative that is even sweeter than sugar so I can use less of it, still get the sweet taste of my favorite sweet tea with NO calories!

I love trying sugar alternatives but they must be all natural or I won’t be a fan. 

For this recipe, I used my tried and true sweet tea recipe!

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Ingredients
  • 7-8 tea bags
  • water
  • 1 cup of monk fruit in the raw
Instructions
  1. Boil a sauce pan of water, then turn it off. Add the tea bag and let steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Put in a pitcher and add enough water to make it to the top.
  3. Stir in 1 cup Monk Fruit in the raw. (with normal sugar I use 2 cups so I get to use 1 less cup of sweetener with the monk fruit).

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September is Childhood obesity month and in observation of this awareness initiation, I am going to craft more of my recipes with healthy sugar alternatives like Monk Fruit In The Raw. My kids have a sweet tooth like I do and I don’t think they will notice a difference if I swap out recipes that call for regular sugar with Monk Fruit In The Raw. 

I love that Monk Fruit In The Raw is a wholesome, zero calorie sweetener made from real fruit! I am a fan of products that have real ingradients in them and I feel good using these foods with my kids.

You can buy this product in a bag or in a box that holds individual packets. You can use the bagged Monk Fruit In the Raw and measure it just like you would sugar but I found I could use less and still get the sweet taste that I am used to. I thought there was a little different taste then regular sugar but it was a welcome difference not a bad one in the least. I know some sugar alternatives can leave a after taste but I loved the taste of Monk Fruit In The Raw.

If you want more recipes or ideas for ways to use Monk Fruit In The Raw, go here. If your looking for an all natural sugar alternative, this is definitely a product you should buy.

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Candy Club Review

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I can admit it, I am addicted to candy! My husband always finds me sneaking candy at the house so he knows about my addiction too. I got an email if I wanted to review the Candy club and they must have known me personally because I might or might not have let out a little squeal!

Seriously, if my husband is wondering what I want for Christmas, this would be it! 

I have to be honest, did I want to share this with my kids??? Absolutely not!! I am such a greedy candy hoarder but my motherly instincts kicked in and I decided to share…or they just found the stash and I couldn’t tell them no ;-) They loved it as much as I did!

This month in the box was jelly beans, a type of gummy bears, cotton candy salt water taffy, peach buds and sour belts which are my all time favorite! Now here is where it get’s nerdy. I like my candy and I like it fresh! I hate stale or stiff candy and all the candy I received was as fresh as ever! This is the exact box I received below. They came in these cute little round bins and were easy to open and re-closeable. 

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So here is how it works:

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Seriously this is such a great gift for a friend, family member or yourself! I am totally in love!

I was given a special deal just for my readers so if you love candy as much as I do or know someone that does, check out the promo below!

Receive 35% off your first month’s payment by using the code 35offjs2b22.

 OR, receive 35% off of a full, one-time payment by following this link: http://ow.ly/Bg7aF.

Your Total savings would be = $10.50 off the 1 month plan, $26.24 off the 3 month plan, $48.28 off the 6 month plan, and $83.96 off the 12 month plan.

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Get moving today with a Fit Made Fun Day! #FitMadeFun

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Today is Fit Made Fun day! Are you ready to get outside and get moving??! Today LeapFrog is introducing the brand new Leap Band and trust me, you should be excited about it! The Leap Band is the new wearable activity tracker from LeapFrog. This special celebration encourages kids and their families to jump into motion and experience the fun of an active and healthy lifestyle. 

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The Leap Band was really easy to set up and my kids haven’t quit playing with it since we took them out of the box!

We had a Leap Frog band Fit Made Fun party complete with the brand new Leap Bands and Clif Z bars for snacks! When kids are coming over to my house. I make sure I have nutritional snacks on hand that they can run by and grab on the go. I don’t know about your kids but my kids never have a depletion of energy and are always on the go so I must have yummy foods for them to pick up and grab. I had the Cliff Z bars, popcorn, carrot sticks, and boxes of raises for the kids to eat while they were having a fun fit time.

For one of the activities for the party, we decided on a scavenger hunt. I wanted to make it to where they had to run a little to get out some energy but also educational!

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I made 2 hunts, #1 for the older kids and #2 for the younger ones so everyone would enjoy it at their level.

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To start their hunt, I strapped a Leap Band on my little one and let it track their activity while doing the hunt. The leap band reminds me of a fit bit but for kids! Not only does it track their activity but it also has prompts to get them moving and play some really fun games.

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And sometimes you just have to climb a tree!  #Fitmadefun 

What are you doing today to making being fit fun?

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Walmart to go for all your party needs plus get $10 to spend in free groceries!

As a participant in the Walmart to Go First program, I’ve received a personal invite and payment for my time and efforts in creating this post.

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This last week I hosted a Walmart to Go party at my house. There are 2 things that can make a party you host stressful and that’s the cooking and cleaning and that is of course while chasing all my kids around the house. For this party I ordered all my items ahead of time so that part made this party so much easier to host!

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Here is my little helpers, helping me bring in my Walmart to go bags. The drivers always offer to bring them all the way inside but I mostly let me little ones help me out. That’s one thing that I love about this service is how hospital able they are! 

I love Walmart to go because I didn’t have to do a single shopping trip to plan for the event! I just got online and ordered the items I needed ahead of time and they were all delivered the day of the party!

We decide to go with a 30 minute meal, so it was a 3 course meal that we all prepared together.  

Walmart has some great 30 minutes recipes on this website you should check out here!

We made 3 dishes with the first being Rockin Guac. It took maybe 5 minutes to put together!

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We were getting ready here to make our Mexican Pizza together.
 
And last but not least was our Pepsi Floats!
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I had such a good time with some of my new blogger friends and it was literally the least stressful dinner party since I didn’t have to make 1 trip to the market.
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PLUS if you want to try out this service for FREE, sign up here and get $10 to spend on your first purchase!

To learn more about Walmart To Go, just sign up and see what it’s all about! 

What is Walmart to go? It’s a pickup/delivery service from Walmart. Let me just tell you….it’s LIFE changing! You just go online, order the items you want and either have them delivered to your house or pick them up at Walmart your closest Walmart store. It takes the shopping out of shopping! I am in love with this service and instead of dragging all my kids to the store to shop, I can have all the items I love delivered right to my door.

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You can officially pre-order Leap TV today!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

It’s official! You can pre-order LeapTV TODAY!

Go here to pre order yours! 

What are you waiting for?! This is going to be the hottest thing in kids toys so get on the list ASAP! My kid just watched the newest LeapTV episode and are begging me to pre order it!

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Finish makes my house sparkle! Plus secret storage solutions!!

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As a busy momma of 4, sometimes, most times, ok all the time I don’t have time to pre-wash my dishes. I rarely have extra time to do the dishes anyway so when I do spare a second to  do a round of dishes, I need products that can clean my products when I don’t have the time.

Thankfully Wal-Mart has lots of Finish products on roll back until October!

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There is also a $1/1 coupon you can score to make the final price for some Finish products I found around $1.97 depending on the price these are at your store.

For the $1/1 coupon, go here! You can find the Finish dish cleaning items in the dish detergent aisle at your local Wal-Mart. My store had a ton of products! 

I also was on the hunt for a cute way to store my finish products underneath my sink. Right now I am using a fabric box type situation that is not working out so well. I found these super cute crates at Wal-Mart that will fit nicely under my sink!

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So when I got home, I had to get to organizing. Apparently the space under the sink had become a catch-all. It was full of junk I needed to throw away but within all the mess I found all of these Finish products much to my delight! SCORE!

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Here is my space now underneath my sink! So much more organized and if anyone is keeping count, way more cute!!

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Now for the ultimate test…times to do a round of my dishes! Dishes pile up in seconds in our house so it was not hard to find a load. In fact this was just from breakfast!!! This is what 4 kids will do you folks…this serves as a courtesy warning. 

 I scraped all the large food off the dishes and threw them in the dishwasher. I probably would leave the large food on the plates if I knew my dishwasher could handle it…im just being honest. I love the Finish line of dishwasher cleaner products because the Quantum Power & Free variety has less chemicals and I feel safe using them on the utensils my kids eat off of. 

The Finish products did an amazing job of cleaning my dishes!

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But WAIT, there is more! I also needed a storage solution for storing some of the Finish tablets near my sink so I can easily grab them when I need them. Check out what I came up with!

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It’s safe to say I am obsessed with Mason Jars. I have tons in my house I got a while back for 50% off so I have been finding creative ways to use them. One of my favorite ways I have found to repourse them is use them as hidden dish detergent holders!

This craft is SO easy! All you have to do it paint your mason jar any color you like. Let it dry, then take some sand paper and genty scrub off some of the raised parts to make it look weathered. Get your Finish tabs or gel pacs and throw them in the jar and voilia, you have a super cute decoration that doubles as a Finish dish detergent holder!

 

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Success Rice is helping me loose these last 15 baby weight pounds!

This is a sponsored post by Success Rice but all opinions are my own. 

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If you have been following my blog lately, you know I have been trying to loose the baby weight from baby #4. I have lost a total of 75 pounds so far from the day I gave birth so it’s been a success so far, but I still have about 15 to go. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite meals I eat while loosing weight and I always have a box of   Success® boil in a bag rice on hand.

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If your not trying to loose weight, this is still a great recipe to try but you can just put your favorite dressing on top or this dressing recipe here that is super yummy! 

For lunch and dinner I like to have a vegetable, starch and protein and sometimes I throw in a fruit if I am really hungry. 

This meal is so easy and quick to throw together and it actually makes 2 servings so what you don’t eat for 1 meal, you can pack up and eat the next day. 

All it is, is 1 pouch  of Success® Jasmine rice which only takes 8-10 minutes to cook. While you are boiling that, throw some chicken, corn, and honeydew or watermelon in a bowl and some ready make pico de gallo. I like to use a rotierrie chicken since it’s already cooked. 

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For my “dressing” I just sprinkle some salt and pepper, italian seasoning and a little lime juice all over all the ingredients after I throw the rice in. I love using Success rice when I am trying to loose weight because normally I go for bread when I am hungry but that never works out well on the scale but with Successs® boil in a bag rice, it makes me full without all the calories. 

Success® Jasmine Rice is the only boil-in-bag Jasmine rice available. It can be fully cooked rice in 10 minutes and is pre-portioned, BPA-free boil-in-bag means no mess, no measuring involved which is music to this busy mom’s ears! They also have a Basmati Rice flavor which  is the only boil-in-bag Basmati rice available so you should try out both flavors. 

If you want more ideas on how to use Success® rice, go here for more rice recipes.  

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I was able to find both kinds of aromatic rice at Walmart. I tried looking at my local supermarket but they didn’t carry it but Walmart did. I was even able to look up the jasmine rice online at Walmart’s website and I could tell which store around me carried it. 

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice.
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LeapFrogTV Episode #2

 This post is part of a sponsored campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Check out Episode #2 for LeapFrog TV! 

You have to check out the remote that comes from LeapFrogTV. It’s basically a 3 in 1 remote. It’s so cool! 

Watch the clip above to find out more. LeapTV is available for pre-sale on September 2nd

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