Maggie Bags Fall Fashions Giveaway

Maggie Bags Fall Fashions Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Maggie Bags and Hosted by Powered by Mom Blog and a fabulous group of bloggers

I got a Maggie Bag last year and am still in LOVE with it.  It has held up great and even made it through the washing machine a couple of times LOL
About Maggie Bags

The Maggie Bags™ legacy began with our parent company, Adrian’s, Inc., launching Tennessee Webbing Products in 1991. Tennessee Webbing has kept millions of yards of narrow fabrics out of landfills since they began operation. Here at Maggie Bags™, our mission has always been to do our part for the environment. Maggie Bags is doing their part while also providing it’s customers with vibrant, practical, fun and a variety of goregous totes and handbags.

The Betty Bag features a striking vertical pattern across the center. The Betty Bag stays sleek with its adjustable, crossbody strap. It also has four exterior zipper pockets – two on each side, as well as a zippered interior pocket, cell phone and pen pockets.
How would you like to have one of these Betty Bags? We are excited to bring you that chance with an awesome Giveaway!
But, if you just can’t wait to see if you’ve one, you can find them at Maggie Bags. Right now, through 11/20/2014, you can save 20% on everything (except for clearance) by using discount code: FALLPBM

One lucky reader will win a Maggie Bags Betty Bag in their choice of color (based on availibility)

Giveaway ends November 11,  at 11:59 pm ET! Open to US residents 18+ and older.

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Dude Be Nice T-Shirt Giveaway

Dude Be Nice T-Shirt Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Dude be Nice Hosted by: Powered by Mom

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I am so excited to help giveaway these super awesome t-shirts!  My kids received theirs a couple of months ago and wear them all the time :D

About Dude be Nice

The idea of DUDE. be nice came from artist/designer Marcus Alexander who is an LA native. He realized there are plenty of successful brands out there that don’t stand for much, so it was time to take a shot at making kindness cool.

We love the idea of making kindness a cool thing! If you love the idea, perhaps you would like a chance to win one of these awesome T-Shirts! Well, we are are excited to tell you that one of our lucky readers will have that chance!

One lucky winner will win a Dude be Nice T-Shirt (value up to $25)!

Giveaway ends October 27,  at 11:59 pm ET! Open to US residents 18+ and older.

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5 Easy DIY Halloween Crafts

5 Easy DIY Halloween Crafts

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Photo Credit: Kraft

Are you getting ready for Halloween and LOVE doing crafts with the kiddos?  I found 5 easy DIY Halloween crafts all in one place and wanted to share them with all of my readers! My kids are going to LOVE making these and I’m sure yours will too. If you’re like me, easy is the magic word when it comes to do it yourself projects, especially with the kids. too many steps or too much supplies usually equals confusion and frustration. In an attempt to cut down on confusion and frustration, I look for easy peasy lemon squeezy :D I hope you enjoy these crafts as much as we did! You can find all of the instructions over at Kraft!

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FREE Shrek 4 Story Book

FREE Shrek 4 Story Book

GET YOURS HERE!
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Earn your FREE Shrek 4 Storybook App today!

The iStoryTime library app includes a wide selection of narrated children’s storybooks from your kids favorite films, TV shows and classic stories.

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FREE My Starlight Lantern

FREE My Starlight Lantern

GET YOURS HERE!

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Create your very own lantern for a fun camping adventure under the stars! Learn about all the glowing animals that can light up the dark in our explore! The magazine is filled with bonus projects and activities!

 

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Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

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Photo Credit: Kraft

This bacon cheeseburger casserole is the perfect comfort food!  You could even add in your favorite cheeseburger toppings to make it personal.  My kids are going to love this.  We’re always looking for something new to cook on game day when all of our friends are over and this will be perfect!  I am so happy it is finally getting cool enough to turn our oven on these days.  This will be perfect with some dinner roles and a salad.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb.  ground beef
  • 1  onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup  ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp.  yellow mustard
  • 1 cup  KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • You can find the full list of ingredients and recipe over at Kraft!
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Tomorrowland ~ You Have To See This! #Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland ~ You Have To See This!

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Okay, so my emails were backed up and I’m just getting around to taking a look-see at Tomorrowland. WOW! I should have opened THIS email two days ago when I first got it. Tomorrowland is officially our new favorite Disney movie…errr…ummm…I know it will be anyway :D My 9 year old was peeking over my shoulder at the trailer and just whispered “wow…” He summed up exactly what I was thinking.  You really have to watch this trailer! Plus, well, GEORGE CLOONEY!!!! I cannot wait until May of next year :D

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22, 2015!

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How To Cut Your Food Budget In Half

How To Cut Your Food Budget In Half

How To Cut Your Food Budget In Half

One of the biggest expenses in the average family budget is the food portion.  Since eating is not something we can eliminate, we often have to find ways to adapt and adjust to make room for this expense.  We have some great tips for How To Cut Your Food Budget In Half that are sure to help you make room for other wants or needs financially.  Not only are these tips easy to implement, you may find yourself eating healthier and cooking more!

Use Sales & Coupons:  This one is an obvious choice that works well for most people.  With tons of coupons available to match with great sales prices you can easily begin slicing your food budget quickly.  Keep in mind that the bulk of food coupons are for processed pantry staple items.  Only buy what you know your family can and will use.

Buy In Bulk: While not everything in bulk bins is a cheaper price, there are a lot of products where buying in bulk makes a big difference.  Always check the price per unit or weight to make sure it really is the best overall price.  We recommend buying bulk dry beans, some canned goods, rice and drink mixes.  When you can find a great price on fresh produce, don’t hesitate to buy extra and can or freeze it for future use.  

Go Meatless:  This shows up on nearly every food budget list, but it can’t be overlooked.  With meat prices some of the largest expenses in your food budget, it is wise to create hearty vegetarian meals a few times a week.  Roasted vegetables, soups and hearty dishes with quinoa or beans (both great sources of protein) are excellent choices.  

Stop Buying Processed Foods:  It is easy to fall victim to the deals on things like meal kits, boxed macaroni and even things like granola and trail mix.  Instead of buying these already prepared, make them from scratch.  Cooking dry beans instead of using canned saves a ton of money.  Buying a carton of quick oats with a few bags of dried fruits and nuts can make huge batches of granola, trail mix and granola bars at a fraction of the cost of the ready made products. 

Stick To Your Menu Plan:  Don’t fall victim to the shopping on your way home habit.  Create a simple weekly and monthly menu plan and stick with it.  That doesn’t mean you have to eat exact meals on exact days, but it does mean your grocery trips will include those items so you will never have a night of, “I have nothing to cook” when you get home from work. 

Use Your Freezer:  Stock up on sale priced meats and vegetables and separate into portion sizes and freeze.  This saves a significant amount of money later on.  Grab ground meats and steaks around popular “grilling holidays” at the lowest prices.  From November through December you can find hams as well as turkeys and turkey breasts at their lowest prices of the year.  Stock up for future use.  

Applying these simple tips to cut your food budget in half can lighten a lot of your financial burdens.  When you plan ahead and use what you have on hand, you’ll be surprised at how much money you can save in just a short time.

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FREE Sample of Garnier Marvelous Oil

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*Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery. While supplies last. Available to US Residents only. Limit one supply per household. You must be 18 or older to request this sample.

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FREE Haunted House Kids Project At Lowe’s

FREE Haunted House Kids Project At Lowe’s

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We absolutely love these free kids projects at Lowe’s and make it to almost all of them :)  You can find your local Lowe’s and sign up to participate HERE!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do :)

Saturday, October 11 (10:00 AM)
Fire Safety Month is coming up in October. Get your kids excited by signing them up to build this super spooky Haunted House!

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