Shark Steam and Spray Pro Review.

 *I was given a Shark Steam and Spray mop pro free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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We are in the middle of trying to sell our house and what that means to a tired mom of 4 kids is my house has to be presentable at ALL TIMES! I need a nap just thinking about it! My realtor took one look at my hardwood floors and said they might need to de redone or at least polished. My thoughts were…well maybe I can clean them enough to where we won’t have to spend that extra money. It was a long shot but I thought we might as well try!

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So out with the old and in with the new. The mop I was using can be summed up into 1 word… TERRIBLE! My floor cleaning routine left my floors dull and semi clean at best. I never let my crawling baby on the floors since he puts everything in his mouth and the last thing I wanted was for him to be crawling around on our hardwood floors. 

I am totally in love with this Shark Steam and Spray floor. It not only cleans but sanitizes the floor! I can’t believe I have been living without this for so long!  For the first time Shark® has COMBINED the legendary Shark® steam with a powerful Steam Energized cleanser for a never before seen deep clean. I try to get people to take their shoes off at the door, but it always seems shoes get left on in the kitchen. I felt like my floors were never truly sanitized because of this!

Can you believe the before and after pictures??! Needless to say we decided against redoing the floors! Doesn’t my floors look amazing after using the Shark Steam and Spray pro??!

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You have the option to use the steam or just the spray. I chose to use both since my floors really needed some help. For the first time since moving in our house 4 years ago, I feel like my floors are actually cleaned. I feel like my crawling baby can crawl around in the kitchen and I don’t have to worry about him crawling around. 

I thought the machine was super easy to put together. I cannot stand appliances that take an hour to put together and actually figure out how to work. I had this mop put together in under 10 minutes and was cleaning my floors in 15!

I put the washable pad on the mop so when it gets dirty, I just have to throw it in the washer to clean it. There is also a disposable option you can use too. It’s a pad you use then throw away when you are done. Super simple!

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To learn more about this mop or to buy one for yourself, go here!  

You actually save money by buying directly through Shark because you will be given free shipping, free proitrity processing and a free lifetime limited warranty!

It’s funny how things change because I would love this for Christmas! If you know someone who struggles with clean floors, this is a great Christmas gift!

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Wipe Training is Potty Training Round #2! Get great results with Cottonelle!

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but my love for their fresh care flushable cleansing cloths is all my own!

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You think potty training your kids ends when you no longer have to buy diapers, but folks, I am here to tell you…it doesn’t end there!!!

Once kids are potty trained, then they have to learn how to wipe. Once kids are old enough to go to school they need to know how to wipe and let me just tell you, it’s like potty training all over again! In order to get a really clean bum, we have had to clean up our routine!

This week I headed over to my local Rite Aid to try out the Cottonelle fresh care products and see if these items could teach my little ones how to get really clean!

First I scored a $1/1 coupon to use on these products which is a great savings! 

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Visit the Rite-Aid video values page and watch the 30-second video. At the end, you will login to receive a coupon, which you can download for $1.00 off your purchase of Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths and Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper!

You can print your coupon here! 

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While teaching phase #2 of potting training, which is wipe training, I always make sure their is enough cottonelle clean care toilet paper on the roll.

Next I leave the Cottonelle Clean Care Wipes behind the toilet so it’s easy for the kids to get to.

I tell the kids, first you wipes with the dry paper, then do a round with the wet. This way they are left with clean bums….without my help! 

The Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology, so they not only offer you a confident clean but also start to break down immediately after flushing.

Some great things about these wet wipes:
- Flushable
- Break up after flushing
- Sewer and septic-safe
- Alcohol-free
- OneTouch dispensing tub
- Great for the entire family!

If you have kids who need a little help in the wiping area, give these a try! Personally I love the softness of the Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper and love the extra clean up action with the wipes!

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Kids Snack Shelf idea with Jif To Go Dippers

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. 

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I know my kids are hungry 90% of the time they are awake. It can be exhausting getting 3 meals, snacks in between, drinks here and there all day long!

My friend Ashley came up with a genius idea and I totally implemented it in our house. It’s call the “kid’s snack shelf”! In our multi level pantry, there is one shelf, the one above the bottom shelf and the entire shelf is dedicated to the kids! I pack it with healthy snacks so anytime the kids get hungry and I am in the middle of doing laundry, or trying to get the baby to sleep, I tell them to go look on their shelf. 

The shelf is always stocked and always has snacks I know are healthy and items they can open on their own.

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A staple on our shelf if Jif To Go Dippers! They are little protein packed snacks that have pretzels on the top and either peanut butter or a chocolate spread on the top. The only problem is my kids love them so much I can never keep them in stock! My kids tastes change all the time but they are always a fan of these yummy little snacks. 

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The Jif To Go Dippers is a snack I never mind if they ask for! It’s a whole snack wrapped up in 1 little package. Sometimes it is hard to find wholesome snacks that are self-contained or that don’t take a lot of preparation and that is one reason I love the Jif To Go Dippers.

My kids love both flavors so I normally buy a mixture of both. I prefer the peanut butter but it’s the perfect amount I can have for my snacks while I am on a weight loss plan. So if you ask, I do sneak away a few of these from time to time but don’t tell the kids!

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Hillshire Farms Mac ‘n Cheese Dogs….this is a must try!

 *This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hillshire Farms but all opinions are my own.

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My family loves hot dogs, just about as much as we can devour mac ‘n cheese and the thought of those two dishes together is kind of amazing!

Have you ever added Mac ‘n cheese to your hot dogs? If you haven’t you are missing out!

Recently I headed over to my local Safeway, downloaded this hillshire hot dogs coupon that you can grab here, and bought some Hillshire Brand Ball Park hot dogs, hot dog buns and a box of mac ‘n cheese. You can make homemade mac ‘n cheese if you want but for this meal I needed quick and easy!

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To score this coupon, just sign into your Safeway account here. If you don’t have an account it is easy to sign up! This link should take you right to this ball park coupon!

To make these hot dogs, all you do is toast the buns, make the macaroni by the instructions on the box, heat up your buns and assemble! Super easy and majorly tasty! You can add a little paprika on top but it’s just for the color, it doesn’t do a whole lot for the taste but looks pretty. For my kids, I left off the paprika.

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I had a hard time deciding which Ball Park hot dogs to go with but ending up getting the Angus ones. I know both are super yummy but I have 4 boys who love their meat!

I don’t know about you but I have lots of hungry boys in my house who think it’s not a meal unless meat is involved so we eat a lot of Hillshire Brand products because they add the much needed protein to our diets! 

 For some other ideas on how to add more protein to your meals check out these meal ideas below!

Spooky Mummy Hot Dogs 

Zombie Muffins 

Buttermilk Biscuit Waffles 

Fried Rice 

Spicy Smoked Sausage wraps 

Chicken Sausage Skillet meal 

Hot Dog Kebabs 

Chicago Style Hot Dogs 

#BringHillshireHome  

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Baby Mantra…great products for baby and mom!

 “I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” 

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There is not a lot sweeter things than sweet baby skin! Since moving to Colorado, I have found my kids skin is a lot dryer than when we lived in Louisiana so I am constantly on the lookout. 

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My little Summit is our youngest baby and the little cuties on the right who has a light case or eczema and his face has been breaking out recently on his face. My doctor does not think it is food related but is might be allergic to the detergent I use or the products I have been using on him so testing out these Baby Mantra items could not have come at a better time!

The scrumptious little cousin int he left is Rex who has food and skin allergies. He skin problems are a little but more serious than Summits but I called my sister as soon as I got these products in, I let her know about them because they have all the ingredients here and most are safe for him to use! To check out the products and what is in them, go here.

My doctor said the lotion I have been using on his skin is not working and since it has a strong scent, that is not good for his skin. 

Baby Mantra was created by two sisters on a mission to provide safe and ecologically sound skin care. I know that is important for me to use safe but effective products on my sweet babies skin.

Baby Mantra is a certified natural, cruelty-free and gluten-free baby skin care line. All products are made in the U.S. and are inspired by all-natural home-based remedies. 

I tried out the Newborn Shampoo and Body Wash, Detangling Conditioner, Calming Massage oil, Calming Lotion, and the 3 in 1 Shampoo plus body wash

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I tried out the Newborn Shampoo and Body WashDetangling ConditionerCalming Massage oilCalming Lotion, and the 3 in 1 Shampoo plus body wash

I love all the products but I think my favorite one is the calming lotion which is Baby Mantra’s flagship item. All of my kids struggle with dry skin, with Summit struggling the most and the calming lotion really helped all of their skin. It did not break them out but gently restored their dry skin into healthy glowing baby skin. And to be honest, I loved the light lavender scent and even use it myself! 

I am also in love with the detangling conditioner. My little girl has a head full of beautiful curls that get into impressive knots and this conditioner worked so well on her hair! These products have become a staple in our household!

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9 by Novogratz Sweet Dreams Bed in a Bag Bedding Set Review

 * I was sent this bedding set free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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Another rad idea for christmas this year is to rock out your kids room with a bed in the bag from Wal-Mart! I am in love with bed in a bags, because it cuts down the guess-work when it  comes to coordinating accessories for bedding. 

The 9 by Novogratz Sweet Dreams bed in a bag bedding set it not only super cute but super soft and comfy too! My boys have been sleeping with quilts for quit a while now with no theme to their room so I thought we would jazz up their bed a little with this spunky set.

I was actually shocked how excited they were. They bugged me for HOURS to open the bag. They even promised to make their bed every day if I opened the set. I am still waiting on that to happen ;-)

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I was sent the Twin XL set which includes: comforter (68″ x 90″), standard sham (20″ x 26″), flat sheet (66″ x 96″) fitted sheet (39″ x 80″), standard pillowcase (20″ x 30″) and decorative pillow (18″ x 18″).

My son loves to sleep with the red pillow every night since we got this set! 

I think it would be fun for a girl or boy room since this set has all colors in the set.  

The set is machine washable and the fitted sheets fit up to 17″ mattress. I love that it is machine washable because my kids are young and tend to get things pretty dirty. My kids have lots of dinosaur posters on the wall and I think this bedding set fit in just right! It gave the room some brightness with a little splash of fun!

I loved the theme and quality of this bedding set. My little girl doesn’t have bedding set of her own, so now I need to find a bed in a bag set for her.

To check out this bed in a bag set on Walmart.com, go here.

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Lowes $100 Giftcard giveaway

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We are trying to move and I feel like I am at Lowes at least once a week! It’s my home away from home!

P&G and Lowe’s are partnering with PopSugar.com to create a four-part video series entitled “Have You Tried this Yet?” featuring notable lifestyle expert and DIYer Brooke Peterson. The series will showcase different fall DIY “hacks” using popular P&G products found at Lowe’s. For more information on Brooke, check it out here. You can also check out how donnahup.com used Magic Erasers here.

Check out the links below to find more information on these P&G brands:

We want you to get these awesome products and try these DIY “hacks” to! We’re giving one lucky reader a $100 Lowe’s Gift Card!! All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

*Giveaway is open to the US only and ends 10/21/14 at 11:59pm Central.

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Giveaway ends Oct 21st at 11:59 PM CT. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US, 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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TOMY Super Pop Up Pirate Toy

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

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I am already gearing up for my Holiday gift guide so from now until Christmas I am going to be bringing y’all the some amazing gifts I think would be great for this Christmas!

I can already tell any gifts you are able to score on Amazon are going to be at the top of my list like the TOMY Super Pop Up Pirate Toy. This way you don’t have to fight the stores, or carve out a time to go by yourself, you can easily order it and have it shipped right to your house.

I was sent this pop up toy last week from TOMY and my kids have not quit playing with it! For me, I loved it because there was so set up or hours of putting together! I cannot stand toys that take so long to put together and the kids end up playing with it for only a few minutes. 

The TOMY Super Pop Up Pirate Toy is so fun and for us and it was a game we all could play together! All you do is pop the pirate on the top of the barrel then take turns putting the colorful swords into the barrel. If the pirate pops up on your turn, your out! I am 30 years old and would squeal every time that pirate popped out! haha!

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We played this over and over and could never figure out the pattern of when the pirate would pop up so it was a new adventure every single time we played.

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This is a fun toy kids would go wild over for christmas!

Go here to shop on amazon for a TOMY Super Pop Up Pirate Toy. I am already starting my christmas shopping so I don’t get behind, what about you?

This is definitely a toy that will make my christmas gift guide!

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Chicco Car Seat Giveaway

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This giveaway is hosted by COUPON HAULS and their Blogger friends

The Giveaway is open to US only, 18+

The Giveaway ends Oct. 10th at 1159pm est

Sponsored by: Chicco

Read the full review HERE

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Join Coupon Hauls and all of thier upcoming HOLIDAY 2014 Giveaways by following us on Facebook here. I used this brand of car seat for my 4th child and loved it! 

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couponhauls.com was compensated either by free product or payment. I have not been compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions, or to have your product featured on Coupon Hauls or Emptynestersreviews you can Email Krista at couponhauls@gmail.com

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Dove and Dollar General are celebrating Real Beauty #DGFeelBeautifulFor

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dove, Dollar General and global influence but all opinions are my own.

I have always had wild curly hair and for the longest time I hated it but after fighting and fighting my hair, I learned to embrace it! I know I feel better about myself when I am confident and there is no reason to complain about the things I cannot change. I feel beautiful every day, stretch marks and all because I have 4 healthy children and a mountain man of a husband.

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If you have ever had a baby, you know not all parts of it make you feel beautiful. I will always be thankful to my husband because he never once asked me to lose weight, or made fun of my stretch marks or made me feel less when I didn’t feel beautiful.

I also love good products that make my skin and hair look good because that makes me more confident when I can tame my hair and have glowing skin! Dollar General and Dove want to celebrate unique beauty and they need to be rewarded! That’s why they’ve teamed up to help us all celebrate our unique beauty!

I personally think if we all tried to be the same and live up to the same “beauty standards”, life would be boring! Embrace what makes you unique!

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Right now there is a great deal on Dove products at Dollar General! Now through 10/19, save $2 instantly when you spend $7 on any Dove or Vaseline products in-store. I love Dove products because they help combat the elements here in Colorado that can be so harsh on my skin.

What makes you feel beautiful??!

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