Wednesday, March 28, 2012

General Mills Big G Prize Pack Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with General Mills for this fun giveaway opportunity. I will be receiving a gift pack that contains: 1 box of a participating Big G cereal, 1 Curvy Straw, 1 ‘spilt’ milk bowl, 2 glow cups and 2 tangle toys. The best part is that one of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win the same exact gift pack! Yay!

I can remember way back to my childhood and going grocery shopping with my mom. My favorite part of the trip was going down the cereal aisle and seeing what toys where in the cereal boxes. I always seemed to choose my cereal based on the toy inside the box and not the actual cereal. Now that I am a parent, I can see my children doing the same exact thing. This is why I am happy to hear that General Mills is putting a curvy straw in their Big G cereal boxes. My kids will see the curvy straw and want it immediately. They see the straw as being fun, I see it as being useful!

I know that Big G cereals are made with Whole Grains and that my children will choose these cereals when they are shopping down the breakfast aisle. I feel good knowing that the curvy straw will encourage my kids to drink all of the milk in their cereal bowl. Not only do they love the taste of the cereal sweetened milk but they are also getting the extra vitamins and calcium from the milk. I see this new toy as being a win win for both of me and the kiddos! They get a cool new gadget and I get empty bowls in return!

If you would like more information on these products please visit the Whole Grain Nation Website.

Giveaway Time: One of my readers will win a prize pack that contains: 1 box of a participating Big G cereal, 1 Curvy Straw, 1 ‘spilt’ milk bowl, 2 glow cups and
2 tangle toys. Please enter through the rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: General Mills has provided me with the free product, information and gift pack through MyBlogSpark.

Introducing Shadora

Mother's Day is coming up soon and what mom doesn't love jewelry? Heck, I am a mom and I love jewelry especially when it's on sale! This is what I love about Shadora. You can find a very nice array of jewelry with out the designer price tag. They even offer free shipping on all orders and they have a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy.

Here is one example of a beautiful Heart-Shaped Chain Link Pendant with Silver Plating from Shadora. This elegant heart necklace is plated in polished sterling silver and on a 18" link chain. It has an original price of $79.99 and it is on Shadora for only $4.99! That is an amazing deal if you ask me. I would love this necklace for both myself and my daughter. At this price I can afford to buy two where as normally I would have to buy one and we would share it.

Not only does Shadora have great prices but they also have an amazing sweepstakes going on right now. You may enter it in the hopes of winning a Sex In The City inspired 5.5 carat black and white diamond ring in 14K white gold! This is a beautiful ring so be sure and enter it.

You may find Shadora on their website and on facebook. If March happens to be your birthday month, you may enter for a chance to win a gift from on their facebook Win A B-Day Gift page. Also be sure to sign up for their newsletter so that you are in on the latest deals and offers that Shadora has to offer.

Disclosure: I will receive a free item from Shadora for sharing this information with you. The opinions are my own.

Have you heard of textbook rentals?

The idea of renting textbooks is new to me but I love this idea. Not only can you save money but you are also being resourceful and saving our Earth's resources by reusing the books instead of buying new and discarding when you are done.

Renting textbooks is easy when you use Campus Book Rentals. You simply order your textbooks online and there is live customer service online if you need help anytime. You receive the books in the mail, use the books and then return them back to Campus Book Rentals. There is even free shipping both ways! If you are not happy with your book you may return it risk free for up to 30 days.

Not only can you save 40-90% off of bookstore prices but Campus Book Rentals even has a book buying program where you can get an instant cash quote and a shipping label so that you may mail your used books to them. supports the children of Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an awesome organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families can't afford the surgery. These surgeries bring long term, life long improvement in the quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries. Campus Book Rentals has committed to donating enough money to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries. For EVERY book that is rented from them, they will donate a portion of those proceeds to Operation Smile.

If you have any questions regarding Campus Book Rentals you may call them toll free at 855-200-0021, Monday through Friday from 8AM until 8PM MST.

Disclosure: I will be receiving a $50 gift code so that I may try Campus Book Rentals for sharing this information with my readers.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mrs. Cubbison's Seasoned Dressing and Seasoned Croutons

I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Mrs. Cubbison's for this fun review opportunity. I have been sent a nice package that contains Mrs. Cubbison’s Seasoned Stuffing/Dressing Mixes, Mrs. Cubbison’s Seasoned Croutons, meal presentation and table d├ęcor ideas, and other Easter-themed kitchen goodies so that I make try these items and share them with you.

Easter will be here before you know it and one of my favorite Easter traditions is Easter lunch with my family. We usually have ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans and plenty of desserts for our meal. My mom is normally the cook for this feast but this year I have offered to bring the stuffing. I will be taking a dish made from using Mrs. Cubbison's Seasoned Dressing. I have already made one trial batch using the recipe below and I must say that it was a hit for my family.

Easy To Bake Stuffing Casserole:


1 6-ounce packages of Mrs. Cubbison's Classic Seasoned Dressing
1 stick of melted margarine
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chicken broth

This recipe was easy to make and so tasty. I simply preheated our oven to 350°F. Then I combined the dressing mix with the chopped vegetables. Next I stirred the chicken broth and melted butter in slowly. After this step, I spooned the mixture into a greased casserole dish and covered it with foil. I baked the stuffing casserole dish on the middle rack of the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes. Lastly I removed the cover and baked another 5 to 10 minutes so that the top of the casserole would brown and crisp just a bit.

I am excited to make this dish for Easter and share it with the rest of my family. I also plan on taking a nice big green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and Mrs. Cubbison’s Seasoned Croutons. I have tried the Mrs. Cubbison’s Caesar Salad Seasoned Croutons and I really enjoyed them. They are both fresh and flavorful and compliment a green salad or soup nicely.

You may learn more about these products on the Mrs. Cubbison’s website and facebook page.

Disclosure: I am a member of and they have provided me with a free sample product so that I may provide an honest review. These opinions are my own.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Introducing Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice To Your Family

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice for this fun blogging opportunity.

As a mom, I find that a daily routine is important to our family. Through the years I have learned that if my children know our routine then it is easier to run on schedule especially on school mornings.

Our morning routine is very easy and it makes for a great start. Once my children are dressed for school, we then have breakfast together. I know that my 12 year old son will enjoy oatmeal and my 7 year old daughter will have a choice between cereal or oatmeal. While my two children may differ in their food choices, they do agree on their drink of choice. They both enjoy having Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice for their breakfast beverage. I love this because Tropicana Pure Premium is 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice and an 8 ounce glass will provide them with 100% vitamin C to help them maintain a healthy immune system. I enjoy serving my children a healthy breakfast that includes Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice every morning. I feel that a balanced breakfast will not only fill their bodies and give them the fuel that they need to make it through the day but it also gives them something to look forward to.

We choose to use Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice because we know and trust where it comes from. Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice comes from Florida, USA. Florida orange growers actually provide the oranges that make Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice. I have learned that oranges have been grown in Florida since the 1560s and that some of Tropicana’s roots to Florida go back a long way. Some of Tropicana current grower relationships date back to the 1960s.

You may find out more about Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice on facebook. While you are on facebook, be sure to like Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice and enter their Tropicana Perfect Pick Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Florida. By entering the Tropicana sweepstakes, you will have a chance to win 1 of 100 Florida prizes. These prizes include one-year-supplies of Tropicana (in the form of twelve 59 oz Tropicana Pure Premium containers) and a trip to Florida to visit an orange grove. For the official rules and regulations for the Tropicana Perfect Pick Sweepstakes, visit the “sweeps” tab on Tropicana’s Facebook page at

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tropicana blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Save on Hamburger Helper

Do you and your family enjoy Hamburger Helper? If so, be sure to get your coupon so that you can save 70¢ when you buy ONE Hamburger Helper® Ultimate Beef Stroganoff OR Cheesy Italian Beef Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

You can match this coupon up with a sale and walk away with a bargain.

Disclosure: I have received this coupon link from Betty Crocker and General Mills through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation was exchanged.