Everglades Holiday Park Special Promotion #ad


      2 years ago my husband and I took a vacation sans kids to see relatives in the Miami Beach area. While it was an awesome trip, all I could think was I wish the boys could see this! I sent them pictures almost daily. This summer I can't wait to take the kids to Florida to see the Everglades for themselves at the Everglades Holiday Park!   ~~~~~~ Everglades Airboat Tours and The Gator Boys! Everglades Holiday Park is home to the Gator Boys of Animal Planet fame. That's right, most episodes are filmed right here in our world-famous Everglades park filled with Alligators! There's a good chance that while you're here visiting, you'll see the Gator Boys filming. You might even get to meet one of the stars of the show! Yes, you've come to the right place if you're a Gator Boys fan, as we're their official home in the Everglades! Come on down to visit them here!   Limited time offer - SAVE $4 Off Adult and $2 Off Child Airboat Tour … [Read more...]

Potato Lasagna: Naturally Gluten Free With Great Day Farms #shop


 People who go gluten free all have a story of how it all began. We have the struggles of having to figure out how to make it work for us. We went gluten free 6 years ago when our middle son was sick and we were drowning in medical bills. We had been living off of chicken and rice. We were getting so sick of eating a slight variation of the same thing every night. It didn't help that finding gluten free options in the store was not that easy then. Potato Lasagna became a new staple that was delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive that just so happened to be naturally gluten free! After 6 years, people still ask us "What do you eat?" when they find out we have Celiac Disease. The answer is simple! Fresh produce, fresh meats, cheese, gluten free whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, etc...), and a whole lot of Great Day Farms eggs! Going gluten free? Focus on fresh whole foods! I suggest using a mandoline or something similar like my kitchen aid food slicer attachment to make the … [Read more...]

{Updated!!!} Getting Ready for Swimming Suit Season with Hapari Swimwear Giveaway #shop


 Warmer weather is on it's way! Warm weather means we are preparing  for the love/hate relationship with swimming suit season. It's not always easy to feel ready. I decided this year I would pick my dream suit in my usual size and give myself the motivation to finish getting in shape. I have been trying to stay active. However, with a busy schedule as a mom of 3 paired with unpredictable weather, I have sadly slacked on staying active. I fit into my usual swimwear size, but I am in need of toning.  Let's finish meeting our swimming suit season goals to look better together with a Hapari Swimwear Giveaway valued at $100! 1 month later: I have been working on being more conscious of what I am eating and making more time to workout. I am pleased with the progress I have made. The bottoms are the same as the before picture. The top is the same style but in the Sunstripe print worn bikini style. Pictured below in Denim Dancing Leaves Tie Front String Bikini Denim Drawstring Swim … [Read more...]

#ad Naturally Gluten-Free with Tyson gluten-free chicken #CookItGF #CollectiveBias


Please note: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias We have a gluten free household due to 2 members having celiac disease. My 6 year old Hunter has been gluten free since he was 6 mos. old when he got really sick. He currently is going through the it's not fair phase especially when it comes to lunch options for his brothers (dylan can eat at school, dylan can have lunchables, dylan can have this and I can't...you get the idea). My whole inside and out healthy living approach is about making healthy living fit our lives and us feel good about it. Using Tyson Gluten-free chicken I found in the Frozen Food section of Sam's Club, I have created a gluten-free recipe that is great for a deliciously healthy lunch option! I cannot believe how many people ask us "So what can you eat?" after we explain we have Celiac Disease. My response … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Lego Cake Pops


Birthday parties (and holidays) are my thing! I absolutely love going above and beyond for my loved ones. I use to let the kids pick their party themes. However, character parties can get expensive. The last several years I have kept their parties a surprise until the unveiling of the invitations! I do not discuss any details beyond the theme. The kids are annoyed they have to wait, but seem to enjoy their parties even more! There is so much that goes into at-home parties that I am always on a mission to make my life easier while still keeping it fun. Last year when I was trying to prepare for valentine's day, I learned to make gluten free cake pops. I am so glad I decided to try making them since they have been a big hit! I was a bit intimidated by this adventure since I am a perfectionist. Buying a BakePops pan took away some of my worries. All 3 of my boys have become obsessed with Legos so creating a Lego party sounded fun. Suggested supplies BakePops pan chocolate … [Read more...]

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash Review & Giveaway #ad


What are you doing for you this year? This year is the year of making time for myself. As a work at home mom of 3, I put everyone before myself as most moms do! I am working on finding little ways to pamper myself. Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash is  a nice treat for my skin! During this harsh winter weather, our skin suffers. Did you know that Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep skin hydrated? Dial Vitamin Boost Body wash's advanced formula contains vitamin complex that draws moisture directly to your skin leaving it healthy as it should be! There are so many liquid body wash options. However, I appreciate a moisturizing body wash that helps eliminate my need for additional products to help keep my skin hydrated.  Enter Now to try Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash to try it for yourself! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Greenhouse made from recycled goods complete w/ eggshells for starting seeds #sustainability


Every year I try to add more ways to be green! As you look at your "trash" try to decide what you might be able to turn it into rather than placing it in the trash. What's great about recycling is that you can also save money too! We go through a lot of eggs so reusing our Great Day Farms  egg carton and shells made sense to me. Not too mention, being such a sustainable way to save even more money with our own garden. Compost is great for your garden and some towns offer it for free. However, if you want to learn to compost, click here  to find my how to make your own compost bin.  Supplies: Great Day Farms egg carton Great Day Farms eggshells (save your shells after cracking) produce clamshells (such as from grapes or strawberries) potting soil seeds spray bottle Directions: 1. Cut Great Day Farms egg carton into the right size for your container. 6 eggs was the right size for my strawberry container. Place into of clamshell.  2. Place half a Great Day … [Read more...]

Feelin’ SoFabulous #2: Valuing Me Time as a Mom #SoFabulous #SoFabCon


Last month I began a new personal journey while getting SoFabulous for SoFabCon coming up in May {To see the first post click here}. My biggest obstacle since becoming a work-at-home mom is the guilt! I know I am not alone. However, I am determined to overcome it. For a refresher, my main goal is Learning to value and accept me time to be just as important as every task that I do is my top priority! ~~~~~ In the beginning of February a college friend (who lives in Dominican Republic) asked me to meet her in Orlando in 2 weeks. Generally I am not too spontaneous. Honestly though I just about went when I was tempted with a cheap plane ticket for that weekend. That weekend I was suppose to enroll my youngest in school. I think this was the moment I really started to see how overwhelmed I have become. I validated to myself that I had been a "single mom" while John was living in a separate state for 2+ mos. so I deserved a break. The fact that a predictable person was getting ready to … [Read more...]

Chromebook Giveaway Event


Welcome to the "Chromebook Giveaway Event" sponsored by Tip Hero and featuring some great bloggers! Need to replace your old laptop? We're giving away an Acer C720 Chromebook (ARV: $199) to one lucky winner! This giveaway begins on February 12th and will run until February 26th at 11:59pm US Eastern time. It will be open to residents of the US only, 18+. Winner may choose to receive a brand new Acer C720 Chromebook or its value's equivalent in an Amazon gift card. Use the PromoSimple form below to enter, and make sure that you take advantage of the many entries you can gain. Also, be sure to come back daily for more chances to win. Good luck! You need to enable javascript to enter this campaign !Powered by PromoSimple. Disclosure: Great Contradictions is not responsible for prize distribution. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to kira@tiphero.com. All entries are optional, but if the winner task is a task that you did not complete, a second … [Read more...]

Making Healthy Living easy, fun, & effective with Insync Natural Probiotic #NaturalProbiotic #shop


  Even though we know the facts that doesn't necessarily mean we always do what we should.  For example, as a mom managing a household with an auto-immune disorder, I understand why doing what we can do to stay healthy is important. However since my husband has been living in a different state, I have slacked on some of my usual healthy choices. I teach my kids that there are consequences to every action. My body is tired and picking up everything the boys bring home from school because I have not been making time for my healthy habits.  Overall one of my main goals this year is to find long-term solutions and stick with them. I know you know what I am talking about? Say you start eating a different way or start a new workout plan. Once you start seeing results you stop because you got what you wanted. In one way or another we are all guilty of this! Something that I have used in the past is a natural probiotic. Even though I was pleased with the results I stopped using them because I … [Read more...]