Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz: 2 dipping sauce recipes: Sweet & Savory! #OreIdaFries

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Encouraging my family to eat healthy is very important to me.  As other parents might know, presentation can be essential in getting your kids to try new things.  Isn't it amazing how something as simple as fries (a.k.a. sliced potatoes) can turn sweet potatoes into something edible to kids.  Anyways, I don't care what form our vegetables are served as long as the boys eat them.  I usually make fries (all potato varieties) homemade.  However, Ore-Ida is one of the few fry/hashbrown brands that … [Continue]

@MurphyUSA Pack the Cooler: Day at the Pool with Murphy Sport/Aquafina #MurphyUSA

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Weekdays are filled with rushing from work, errands, karate, and any extra activities we add into our week.  It can get overwhelming, so we try to spend our weekends enjoying family time.  This weekend we drove to Baxter Springs, KS (my hometown) to spend a fun-filled day for the boys with grandma, grandpa, and cousins hanging out by the pool.  Preparing for a day at the pool doesn't have to be hectic.  Thanks to MurphyUSA, you can grab last minute supplies... About MurphyUSA   I … [Continue]

Facebook Fan Me Friday Blog Hop: Week 3

Welcome to the third Facebook Fan Me Friday Blog Hop hosted by Saving with Sybil, Sassy Mama in LA, Great Contradictions, and Baby Costcutters.  This is a fun and quick way to find new blogs/business' as well as pick up fans for your blog/business. The rules are simple: 1. Like the four hosts on Facebook at the above links 2. Post ONLY your FACEBOOK URL (others will be deleted) 3. Like any other pages that look interesting to you!     Note: You must use your PERSONAL … [Continue]

@gratefulbodysc *Beauty is not one size fits* all aquative/midnight body oil #giveaway #glutenfree

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We are not one size fits all, so there is no need for our beauty needs to be either.  I am almost down to the last 2 weeks of the 90 day beachbody program with RevAbs.  I have been working hard and enjoy treating myself without food. Beauty products are a great way to enhance & encourage all our efforts. So, what is worthy of our efforts... Imagine a company that offers cruelty free, vegan, & raw ingredients.  Then, combine that with the fact that the products are blended by hand … [Continue]

@MIDELCookies easy #glutenfree ice cream sandwich recipe

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It doesn't matter that we deal with food restrictions in our house.  What matters is that I work hard so my kids can live a normal life!  If that means they get to have cookies, ice cream sandwiches, or cookie ice cream for goodness sake so be it.  The other day, I was comparing a dessert to a rice krispies treat to my boys. Of course that answer was followed by another question  "what is a rice krispies treat?"* There are things that my boys could potential miss out on due to food restrictions. … [Continue]

Cablemover.com Review & Home Depot Gift card #giveaway #momsparkmedia

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Thanks to my husband's opportunity to advance in his career, we have moved 6  times in 6 years.  Over the years, I have gotten better at moving.  However, no matter how prepared you are it is a lot of work especially when we sometimes have 1-2 weeks to find a place and get moved.  It is great that there are services like Cablemover that makes the transition easier. About Cablemover Millions of Americans plan to move this summer. The average American has over 60 tasks to do in order to … [Continue]

Manic Monday Mixer: Make-ahead Rice Pilaf Recipe (#glutenfree naturally)

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It is that time again... Manic Monday Mixer! To celebrate the unique nature of blogging, the people who sign up below me in spots 2 & 3 of each list will be my guest hosts. If you are the lucky guest hosts, send me a little about you, your blog, etc… so I can introduce you to the group! About Me: I am a sahm of 3 boys who have helped bring out my creative side. They have taught me so much about being grateful for the little things. I love being able to share my adventures in gluten free … [Continue]

@RiegaFoods enters the Modern Age: quality gluten free food that offers value #giveaway

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We all have to start somewhere and Riega Foods helped me get started.  When I began to take myself serious as a blogger, Riega Foods offered me my first giveaway opportunity (read to learn about Riega Foods & find recipe).  It was a lot of fun and I am pleased to announce that Riega Foods is entering the modern age with a Twitter account... "The best part, they will be giving away free food to several lucky winners who follow RiegaFoods on twitter by July 31st." "We have been growing … [Continue]

Facebook Fan Me Friday Blog Hop: week 2

Welcome to the second Facebook Fan Me Friday Blog Hop hosted by Saving with Sybil, Sassy Mama in LA, Great Contradictions, and Baby Costcutters.  This is a fun and quick way to find new blogs/business' as well as pick up fans for your blog/business. The rules are simple: 1. Like the four hosts on Facebook at the above links 2. Post ONLY your FACEBOOK URL (others will be deleted) 3. Like any other pages that look interesting to you!     Note: You must use your PERSONAL … [Continue]

@alphahydrox Montagne Jeunesse Masques Review

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I am nearing the end of my 90 day Beach body program (to see click here).  There is more to being healthy than your physical appearance.  I think that learning to pamper yourself for your victories can boost your state of mind rather than setting yourself back with food.  Facials are a great way to relax & invigorate yourself.  However, spending the time or money getting one done professional can be discouraging.  The solution: Montagne Jeunesse!   About "Do you find yourself … [Continue]