Gluten Free on a Budget with Walmart

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Please note: This is a sponsored post with my honest opinions as always Gluten Free is a big part of our lives since we have members of the family with Celiac Disease. We have been gluten free for about 7 years now. In the beginning, I bought mostly processed and convenience gluten free foods. It made my life easier, but didn't necessarily save us any money. Over the years, I have learned how to make more gluten free foods homemade and the brands/stores that can save us when we are short on time or money. Living in a small town has it limitations on where we can find gluten free. There are actually 2 stores nearby but most of the items I like to have on hand are at least $2 cheaper at Walmart. Udi's Gluten Free is one of the brands we have grown to trust that just so happens to be available at Walmart. Now if you are anything like me, committing to buying a new food item can feel like a big committment. Not everyone brand lives up to the standards that we have set; such as, the same … [Read more...]

Reasons to get Pennzoil Oil Change every 90 days & how to remember

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias We try to live a humble life focusing less on things and more on enjoying time together. However when the Subaru kept breaking down a few years ago, we knew it was time to take the plunge to invest in a more reliable car. Since we don't have any family nearby , we travel often to see them. It's was time to take the plunge to get a new car. I felt like such a grown-up when we traded in our '93 Subaru for a newer Mazda CX-9. I have made taking care of our first grown-up purchase a priority to help it last longer . Now I know there's much debate about how often to get your oil changed (If you don't agree just google it)! Following the 90 day oil change rule if you drive in extreme conditions like we do can help your car be more efficient.  Getting my Pennzoil oil change done every 90 days at Walmart Automotive Care Center helps me multi-task by getting … [Read more...]

*Special Buy* Start your garden now with AeroGarden at Walmart

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Do you have a kitchen like me with no light for indoor herbs? I really miss having herbs in my window for a delightful way to season our food! No need to wait for spring or for warm weather, you can start your indoor garden now with no soil with the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden at Walmart.com! Designed to fit in your kitchen, office or windowsill, the AeroGarden 3SL is perfect for first time gardeners or anyone with a compact space. A Gourmet Herb 3-Pod Seed Kit comes with every garden and includes Genovese Basil, Dill, and Curly Parsley. Seed Pod Kits for cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, romaine lettuce, petunias and more are also available- sold separately. Click here for more Aerogarden ideas! … [Read more...]

YOURS+MINE Date Night

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Relationships always begin with the best of intentions to make time for each other and to never lose that passion (or a reminder of it). I find it frustrating about the "myth" that once you get married and/or have kids that couple time is gone.  The passion doesn't have to disappear. I am sure I am not alone in the over-whelming to-do list. However, we still make time to stay connected 11 years later in the chaos of life with 3 boys. When we go see relatives, we love to take advantage of convenient sitters (aka the grandparents) for date night. Meet us in the beginning #Yoursandmine  This was after a concert back in 2004. This was us in college BEFORE we were married, working full-time jobs, or had 3 sons. This was when really all we had to do was go to classes, work jobs with limited responsibilities, and spend time with each other & friends doing whatever … [Read more...]

For Disney Pixar Cars lover, Disney Planes is a great gift for his collection! #WorldofCars #shop #cbias

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 My baby turned 4!?! I am shocked that my youngest is 4 and they are all so grown up! The boys all have quirks and loves that they have kept over the years like Elliott's love of Disney Pixar Cars. Elliott watches Cars the movie, Cars 2, and Mater's Tall Tales religiously. The truck that Mater is based off is actually located about 10 minutes from my hometown Baxter Springs, KS. Being able to go to see Mater when we go back home is a real treat for them! The boys Papa who passed away about 2 years ago was an avid model car collector and he has always encouraged the boys love of Cars! Disney Pixar Cars isn't just about toys it's a reminder of where many of them came from...Papa! Kids are so funny in how they can notice the littlest of details. It was love at first sight the moment he watched the Disney Planes trailer and saw characters he recognized from Mater's Tall Tales and the other Disney Pixar Cars movies! As you can see below, Elliott is all about Disney Pixar Cars and over the … [Read more...]

Allergy Season with Fram Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter #FresherCar #cbias

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Since we moved to Oklahoma, I have had issues with allergies for the first time in my life. I was not expecting the way my body literally rejects the great outdoors in the Spring and hoped that my body would adjust yet with 3 years there's no end in sight.  I love that weather apps now let you know days that it will be bad for people who deal with allergies. Anyways, this is what I have been dealing with great weather and high pollen levels. I come from a family of handy people who like to diy like my uncle who rebuilds cars. When I was in high school my brother even taught me how to change my own oil, so Fram is a brand I am familiar with. During Spring time, I can't let the fresh in by opening the windows in our house or car. I really miss being able to let the fresh in, so when I found out about FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filters made with Arm and Hammer baking soda I was excited! It helps to trap particles and road dust to keep the car fresh on the inside. Living a … [Read more...]

International Delight Iced Coffee Now offers a Light Version #LightIcedCoffee #CBias

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Last May I introduced you all to International Delight's Iced Coffee as a way to save money in comparision to coffee shop drinks with an at-home version of Java Chip Frappuccino {see that post here} using International Delight Iced Coffee that was well-received.But.... I am not just about saving money, but finding healthier ways to indulge. As you can imagine, I was excited to find out that International Delight is coming out with a new light version of International Delight Iced Coffee available at Walmart. This new and improved Low-Sugar Coffee also has reduced calories! I highly suggest you update the recipe above with International Delight's new Light Version. When I order drinks at the coffee shops I usally order low fat sugar-free options, which was one of the setbacks of the regular version of International Delight Iced Coffee. While it was delicious, I usally mixed it with lowfat milk to offset the sugar and calories. However, diluting caused the flavor to be diluted as … [Read more...]

Have you seen the Shaun White Skateboards for kids at Walmart? #ShaunWhiteSupplyCo #CBias

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We are always trying to find new ways to encourage happy healthy kids. Physical activity is a great way to do that! Teaching your kids fun ways to keep active not only helps them physically, but also their emotional well-being. I strive to make my boys healthy inside & out. Our oldest son has expressed interest in skateboarding so we thought we would test the waters while shopping at Walmart I was surprised by how limited the skateboards for kids selection was both by the quantity & quality We just about gave up. We walked past the bike/scooter area (where the other skateboards were) toward toys. When I spotted the Shaun White Supply Co Skateboards for kids display Take a quick look at the skateboards in these pictures. What do you notice?    With a quick glance, I could tell instantly the board that was higher quality. With 3 boys, I know they are going to be rough so I always prefer quality and let them distress their own gear! I am not a professional when it comes to … [Read more...]

Donating Back to School Supplies to local Domestic Violence Intervention Center #BagItForward #Champion4Kids #CBias

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Kindness is a re-occuring theme I want to instill in my three boys. We are always trying to find a new way to give back whether it be to spend time cleaning up a local park or donating to those less fortunate. Recently my family had the wonderful experience of participating in Champions for Kids Simple Service Project by providing people in need with school supplies. To see more about Champions for Kids and our Elmer's Bag It Forward Shop click here Looking around sadly it isn't that hard to find others who need our help so deciding isn't the easiest task. We try on a regular basis to provide needed supplies to our schools. During a recent twitter party, Champions for Kids brought to my attention that But there's always more you can do so find a cause that inspires you to do more whether it's with a local family, a church, homeless shelter, school, or in our cause the local Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. and find a way to help! About DVIS Domestic … [Read more...]

Let’s Play some football with @EANCAAFootball 13 & Giveaway too! #NCAAFootball13 #CBias

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It has finally arrived...NCAA Football 13 is here! We have been playing NCAA Football 12 to prepare for the big arrival. With us moving often, we didn't realize what a big deal College Football was in the state of Oklahoma. It was sold out the Friday we went searching! Of course, I always take sold out as a good sign! By Sunday, the game was in stock! I love when Walmart meets supply & demand We always try to make the most out of time with our friends & family. Video games are a great way to entertain all ages even if it's just as part of the "audience". So what did we think? First off, check out these amazing graphics. What’s new and exciting about NCAA Football 13 Heisman Challenge—Win it for your school as you play as one of 10 former Heisman Trophy winners under center, in the backfield, or split wide, see if you can utilize his legendary skills for your favorite college team in a quest to match his award-winning historical performances and win the Heisman … [Read more...]