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Friday, May 30, 2014

Snuggle Scent Boosters (Mommy in PA)

disclaimer:  I received the products below for free from Smiley360 in exchange for helping to spread the word about the product(s).  All opinions remain my own.
Snuggle Scent Boosters
Mommy in PA:  I was so excited when this package showed up in my mail.  Not only did they send a full size package of the Snuggle Scent Boosters in the Lavender Joy scent but also a cute little Snuggle bear!!! 
  Now I must admit that I am typically not a huge lavender fan but I really like the scent of these scent pacs.  They really give my laundry a fresh, just laundered scent that lasts and lasts.  I'm a slacker when it comes to putting my laundry away and sometimes have baskets sitting in my living room for a week or more before they finally get put away.  This normally leads to some pretty dull smelling clothes by the time we get around to wearing them.  Not the case with the Snuggle Scent Boosters...even after a week in the basket and a few days in the drawer they still smelled like I just washed them : )  Now I catch myself purposely choosing out clothes that I know got washed with these because they just smell so much better.
  Speaking of washing...that's another great thing about the Snuggle Scent Boosters.  They come in pac form so all you do is toss them in at the beginning of your wash cycle.  One for regular loads or two for large loads.  No more having to remember to run down and put fabric softener in during the rinse cycle....YAY!!!  I used to have to set a timer every time or I would forget and have to re-rinse the load to add the fabric softener (Imagine how much water that wasted...ugh!).  No more wasted water here : ) 
  I'm currently down to my last two scent pacs so I will have to choose carefully what the last load will be before I get another bag.  I literally used this in every load of laundry I did (including my hubby's work clothes) but now that I'm down to the last two I will probably use it them on the throw blankets off the couch that currently smell somewhat dog like (thanks Archie! LOL). 
  So do you think you'd like your laundry smelling fresher longer too?  If so you can head over here to find out more : )  Also be sure to check out the Snuggle Scent Booster Freshness Factory Game. 



Tuesday, May 20, 2014


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Friday, May 16, 2014

"Meant to Be Mine"

disclaimer:  I received the following book for free from Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.
"Meant to Be Mine"
by Becky Wade
  The novel is about a woman named Celia.  Celia had a huge crush on Ty Porter back when they were in high school and now they've met again in Vegas.  They hang out for a few days and Ty ends up talking her into getting married.  The next morning, Celia is just getting used to the thought of being Mrs. Ty Porter when out of the blue Ty tells her that he is in love with another woman and that the whole marriage was a big mistake.  He is in love with a woman named Tawny that he knew as far back as elementary school.  He believes that he and Tawny are meant to be together but she wasn't ready to get married.  Celia and Ty go their separate ways...Celia to Oregon and Ty (back to Tawny) in Holley, Texas. 
  Five years pass.  Celia is living in Oregon with her almost five year old daughter, Addie.  The only one of her family members that she has any real contact with is her uncle Danny (a surfer type) who moved to Oregon to help her out.  Ty (now a professional bull rider) is hanging out with some buddies in Vegas when they pass the wedding chapel that he and Celia were married at.  He begins to wonder what ever happened to Celia so he searches her name on the internet and lo and behold she is still using his last name.  Ty heads to Oregon to finally take care of things so that he can move on. 
  What he finds when he gets to Oregon is a little more than he bargained for.  Not only was Celia still using his last name but also raising his daughter that he had no idea even existed. 
  What will happen between Celia and Ty?  Will Addie want anything to do with her daddy?  What will Tawny think of all of this?  I guess you'll just have to read to find out : ) 
  Mommy in PA:  I LOVED this book.  The author was great at describing the scenes right down to what the people were wearing.  It made it super easy to imagine the scene in my head.  I love the fact that there is so many other things going on in the story too.  It's not your typical romance where everything is about the couple and their relationship.  There's Uncle Danny who is a funny character who lovingly calls Celia "C" all the time, you can just tell how close they are.  There's the Porter family which all have their own little quirks.  There's the "Cream or Sugar" Bakery where Celia ends up working. 
  The relationship between Ty and Celia is a love/hate type relationship so you have a lot of sarcasm and funny remarks throughout which just added more likeability to their characters.  I also love the fact that Celia is a very overprotective mother which totally makes sense since she had been raising Addie pretty much alone (except for help from Uncle Danny) for almost five years.  You can just tell that the author put a lot of thought into each one of the character's personalities. 
  There is just so much more I want to say about the book but I don't want to end up giving any of the good stuff away.  I would totally read another book based on these characters.  I am totally hooked now.  I also mentioned to my husband that I could totally see this being a movie someday : ) 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Albert Bartlett Rooster Potatoes

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Albert Bartlett Rooster Potatoes
  This isn't your ordinary potato.  These potatoes actually have a mild nutty flavor.  It isn't a russet or a red potato but it's own special varietal.  Starting out pink when raw it turns to a golden brown with a yellow fluffy flesh.  It can be used for baking, mashing, boiling, roasting, or frying making it a very versatile potato. 
  Previously a product of the UK for the past 65 years, they are now being sold in the US at select WalMart locations.  Pricing is $2.97/2.2lb. bag and $3.97/4.4lb. bag.
  Another thing that sets these Albert Bartlett Rooster Potatoes apart from other potatoes is that each bag sold has the name of the farmer who grew the potatoes. 
  Mommy in PA:  I really didn't expect these to be that much different than a red potato but boy was I wrong LOL!  My daughter and I decided that since we were the only ones who wanted to try them in our house that we would make a batch of baked potatoes since nobody else here likes baked potatoes.  They baked in the same amount of time as our regular potatoes and the insides are a very pretty yellow color. 
  I tried a bite without anything on it and was amazed at how delicious they were plain.  My daughter and I both agreed that you can definitely taste the nuttiness.  My daughter said they tasted like peanuts to her : )  Even though they have a noticeable nutty flavor they still tasted great with butter, ranch dressing, and onions. 
  I will be looking at WalMart for these as I'd love to try a batch of mashed potatoes as well.  These would make a unique offering at any family get together as I'm sure most folks have never tried them. 
  I love the fact that they put the farmer's name on each bag because it really makes you think about where your food actually comes from.  I think more produce needs to be marked this way : ) 
For more information you can head over to their website found here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy 50th Birthday Pop-Tarts!!!

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Happy 50th Birthday Pop-Tarts!!!
Mommy in PA:  I was chosen by Chatterbox through to spread the word about Pop-Tarts celebrating it's 50th year.  Pop-Tarts have been popping out of toasters everywhere since 1964.  When I was a kid I just remember having the blueberry and strawberry kinds...oh how times have changed!
We went up to Walmart the other day and purchased a box of the NEW Pop-Tarts Birthday Cake Flavor (16 count box) using our free coupon.  This is a limited edition flavor and only available at WalMart.  As a matter of fact I only saw two boxes at our WalMart so if you are wanting to try them then you may want to hurry.
Here is my family's thoughts on the Pop-Tarts Birthday Cake Flavor:  I was the first one to try them and my initial thought was how much they actually taste like cake.  My daughter also enjoyed them and actually asked to take a pack to school with her to show her friends.  My son also likes them, the sprinkles on the top were his favorite part : )
We also decided to try them out as an ice cream sandwich using vanilla ice cream between the two halves of a Birthday Cake Pop-Tart, see photo above...Delicious!
These were a big hit at my house and I'm sure they will be at yours too!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lowe's Build & Grow

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Lowe's Build & Grow
Mommy in PA:  So it's that time of the month again...This month my son got to build a cute Flower Delivery Truck just in time for Mother's Day : ) 
  For those of you who haven't seen my other posts about Lowe's Build & Grow just type Lowe's into the search box on your left.

  Next month there will be two projects.  The first one on Saturday June 14th at 10 AM will be Toothless from the new "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Movie that will be coming to theatres on June 13th.  I'm not sure what the second project next month will be yet but I'm pretty sure the guy at Lowe's told us it would be on June 28th.  Stay tuned for an update : )
To preregister your child for either of these events just head over here

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

  Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA just wanted to wish ya'll a Happy Belated Mother's Day...we were so busy with being pampered yesterday that we totally ran out of time to post so we are posting it today...LOL! 
  Happy Belated Mother's Day!!!!  Hope ya'll had a GREAT one!

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Pop Shop - 20% off your choice of program or summer camp!

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The Pop Shop - Youth Performing Arts School
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"Since our 2 children started attending the Pop Shop, they have become more outgoing, happier and definitely more confident. They have learned so much through the classes and all the performances throughout Central Florida. They are no longer afraid to speak out in their classes at school. Also the atmosphere at the Pop Shop really brings the kids closer. When they are performing, they receive so much encouragement from the other kids and other parents. So they are not afraid to perform, even if they make a mistake. The staff at the Pop Shop emphasizes the importance of accepting others, no matter how different, and to treat each other with respect. In the past in other activities they were involved in, our kids would eventually get tired of going and wanted to quit. They have been going to the Pop Shop for about 1- 1/2 years and they still look forward to all the practices and performances. Also since attending the Pop Shop, we all have gotten the feeling we are a part of one big family. So it's very enjoyable watching our kids and the other kids whom we have gotten to know and love, perform."
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Mommy in PA:  The Pop Shop sounds like it would be a lot of fun for my kiddos...I wish we lived closer to Orlando : )  This is definitely something I am looking forward to checking out.  My son is such a ham in front of the camera already and I really hope that he considers getting into theatre when he gets to high school. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Summer Blockbuster Event!

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  Are you looking for a great gift for mom or maybe just a night out on the town for yourself and your family?  Well has just what you are looking for.  They are currently running specials by Dinner and a Movie Deals.
  The deal is a $50 Gift card and two movie tickets for select theatres all for $28.00!!! 
  For a list of participating theatres you can head over here.  To get in on the special $28 deal you can head over here.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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  Did you know that Mother's Day is this Sunday?  Did you get a gift for your mother yet?  If not, don't think you have to be stuck buying flowers at the grocery store (we've all been there before...a small selection of the not so pretty flowers that were left after everyone else picked them over).  This year you should check out works with over 2,000 florists around the country to give consumers an alternative to the traditional online floral shopping experience.  You can even order on Mother's Day and have it hand delivered the same day, how awesome is that? They also have a service called "Bloom Snaps" that allow you to see what your arrangement looks like before it is even delivered. 
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Monday, May 5, 2014

Girl At The End Of The World

disclaimer:  I received this book for free from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.
"Girl at the End of the World"
by Elizabeth Esther
  Discover how being raised in a Fundamentalist Christian group affected the life of one young girl.  Elizabeth Esther's grandfather was the founder of "The Assembly" which was comprised of their group along with about fifty sister assemblies in the US and other countries.  The Assembly believed in preparing for apocalypse (stockpiling), modesty (clothing that covered practically everything), street preaching, the King James Version of the Bible, and spanking until the "will is broken".
  Will Elizabeth be able to escape this religion or remain there for the rest of her life to please her parents?  Will Elizabeth be able to have a loving relationship?  Will Elizabeth raise her children the same way?  All of these questions will be answered in this story of one girl's struggle in the Assembly. 
Mommy in PA:  This was a very interesting book.  Once you start reading it is very hard to put down because you really want to find out what happens to Elizabeth in the end. 
  The book starts out when Elizabeth is nine years old (which is my son's age, so it really made me think).   The book explains how Elizabeth lived with her parents and quite a few other people who were practicing the same religion.  They all had schedules that were to be followed daily and if not they had to make up that chore plus an extra 15 minutes work.  I could really feel for Elizabeth in the part where she explains how she was trying to get good grades, work on the school paper, keep up with her chores, etc.  I have trouble keeping up with my housework so I can only imagine having to add more work because I didn't get that done. 
  You can just feel her fear, pain, and frustration in her writing.  Especially the part when it comes to whether she is going to spank her own children.  I'm not going to let you know the answer though because you really need to read this book.  I think all parents should read it and see how religion can affect their youngsters. 
  Even with all the struggles she endures Elizabeth still has the ability to let her humor out too.  There were quite a few parts of the book the book that made me giggle.  One part that clearly sticks out in my mind is the chapter titled "God Knows if You're Wearing a Thong". 
  Like I said, this was a hard book to put down once you start and well worth taking the time to read. 
To learn more about the author you can check out her website here and to read the first chapter of "Girl at the End of the World" you can head over here.

Friday, May 2, 2014

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