$500 GIVEAWAY | TotalProtect Home Warranty – The Affordable Way to Protect Appliances


It wasn't until last week that we realized how costly home ownership can be. Actually, it wasn't even as costly as it could have been but it was enough to grab our attention. A small piece of our clothes washer broke. That small piece ended up costing us almost $300 and a week without a washer to to do laundry. We were lucky that we happened to have the extra money at the time but if that had been a larger appliance like the hot water heater or … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | Country Orange Lemonade Recipe featuring the Magimix Food Processor Citrus Press

Fresh Squeezed Country Orange Lemonade Recipe

I was provided with a product sample to share my experiences. The calendar may have told us that spring has arrived but Mother Nature is telling a different story with these frigid temperatures. I don't know about you, but I could use a little spring, even if means making it spring-like indoors. I've already started filling vases with fresh flowers, cleaned up the grill for some outdoor cooking and made a big pitcher of fresh country orange … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | Fight Litter Box Funk with Fresh Step® Extreme Odor Control Scented Litter #FreshStepExtreme

5 Tips for an Odor Free Litter Box

By now, I’m sure everyone knows I’m very much a ‘cat lady’. These furry friends are quite honestly my best friends and loved as much as my children! Most of the time, they’re loyal, sweet, cuddly, affectionate and friendly. But that doesn’t mean they come without faults. Fat Cat here, he’s my cuddler but he’s also the troublemaker of the house always knocking over laundry baskets so he can snooze in the clothes. The elusive Grey Baby … [Read more...]

$25 Walmart GC GIVEAWAY | Striped Delight Dessert Recipe from Kraft Foods #CookUpCozy

OREO Striped Delight Dessert Recipe from FoodFamilyFinds

The holidays are over and winter is setting in, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t still enjoy tasty meals. Head to the Kraft Foods Hub, where you’ll find easy to make recipes your whole family will enjoy. Plus, you can play the Spin To Win game and get fantastic coupons to help you save big on the Kraft Foods products you love! If you’re looking for a great way to easily cook up family favorites try out the Kraft Slow cooker … [Read more...]

$200 Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY & An Unlikely Love Story

wedding day

I was provided with a promotional item by Coupons.com . All opinions have not been influenced and are my own. A little over 13  years ago, I was 17 years old, still working as a grocery store cashier at my first job. My eye was on the prize ... get my car payment, insurance and monthly gas expenses paid. When I wasn't working after school, I was keeping my nose in the books so I could maintain straight A's and get into the college of my choice. … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | Strawberry-Banana Stuffed French Toast with Hershey’s Spreads Chocolate with Hazelnut Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate and Banana Stuffed French Toast

This is a partnered post with Hershey’s brand. When it comes to breakfast, I'm not big on a heavy meal. During the week, I prefer something quick like a granola bar or smoothie. But when the weekend comes and the kids sleep in, I love to go all out and make a big breakfast that we can all enjoy together at the table. French toast ranks pretty high on the breakfast foods favorite list for the kids (and me). So like always, I got up a bit earlier … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | Downhill Sledding Fun and #OlympicsAdventures

snow adventures

NBC has asked me to help promote the 2014 Winter Olympics. I am being compensated for my participation in the program but all opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of NBC. For the first time ever, the 2014 Winter Olympics will kick-off February 6th on NBC, one night before the opening ceremonies, featuring new Olympic sport Snowboard Slopestyle! This is an exciting time for our family because for as long as I can remember, I've … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | The Litter Box Sniff Test with Fresh Step Triple Action Litter

Fresh Step Garlic Test Winner

This is a sponsored post and giveaway for Fresh Step that I have been compensated for & received free product for through Burst Media. We have three kitties roaming the halls of our home. While they provide us with a lot of love and joy, they also leave behind some things I really don't enjoy. There's the constant shedding, the occasion coughed up hairball and the worst of all, the litter box odors. We try to keep those odors to a … [Read more...]