Friday, June 21, 2013

Rev Up Your Road Trip Facebook Sweepstakes

Summer is road trip time, but before you pack the trunk, it's probably a good idea to check your owner's manual for maintenance recommendations. It might be time for an oil change. 

If it's time, remember that motor oil matters. You want to be sure that you or your oil change location pours the American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed oil recommended for your car or truck.
  • If you're buying this oil yourself, look for the API Starburst or Donut on the label.
  • If an oil change location is installing the oil for you, make sure you know what that shop is actually pouring into your car. A good deal on an oil change is only good when the oil's API licensed and meets the recommendations for your car or truck's engine.

This recommendation is coming from Motor Oil Matters, or MOM for short, a new program offered by the API.
  • MOM's goal is to make sure cars and trucks get the oil they need.
  • MOM does this by reminding car and truck owners about the benefits of pouring quality motor oils and calling on the carpet those who are pouring lower quality oils.

When the time comes to get your oil changed, be sure to bring MOM's oil change checklist found on the website. This simple checklist will help ensure that you get the oil recommended for your car or truck.

And now through July 10th, MOM is providing a chance to help you on your way with the "Rev Up Your Road Trip Sweepstakes" on Facebook!
  • Enter for a chance to be one of 25 lucky winners to win a $100 Visa gift card for your summer road trip needs. 
  • It's easy to enter: just drive over to the Motor Oil Matters Facebook page, give the thumbs up by clicking "Like", and head to the "Rev Up Your Road Trip" tab. Ready, set, GO!

Don't forget: When the oil life monitor or the mileage on your car says it's time for an oil change, it's time. Also remember that car and truck manufacturers recommend specific oil viscosities and performance levels. Check your owner's manual for this information before you have the oil changed.

Check out the MOM website to see if your favorite oil change location's MOM-licensed! If it isn't, show them your copy of the checklist and ask them to sign up.

Be sure to also check out the @motoroilmatters Twitter page for the most recent updates and news while you prep for your summer road trip! And Happy Cruising!

                         "Disclosure- this information was provided by Motor Oil Matters"

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Make your July 4th BBQ Extraordinary!

Looking to take your 4th of Julycelebration from ordinary to extraordinary? Make Suddenly Salad® your specialty!

By using quick and easy stir-ins, Suddenly Salad can be whatever you make it: a simple side dish, star of the backyard BBQ, or a crowd-pleasing main course.
 With seven delicious flavors, there’s a Suddenly Salad mix for everyone and for any occasion. Simply follow the instructions on the box, or visit for delicious recipes.
Try the  Red, White & Blueberry Pasta Salad recipe for your 4th of July BBQ.
I sadly didn't even know they had seven different kinds! I have tried three of them and I loved them! I'm not saying  any of you should try this but I can eat a box by myself! One of the things I love about this product is that I can take them to potlucks and know everyone is gonna love it. "Yes this is my go to dish family and friends"
“Disclosure: The information has been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Saturday, June 15, 2013

2012-2013 First & Last day of school

This year has flew by! I can't believe it's summer break already. Our kids had a good school year over all, of course with some teen  friend drama here and there, but I think I finally got Alyssa to see what her so called friends have been doing. It has been breaking my heart having her come home the last couple weeks so upset because of these kids who treat each other so bad. Alyssa had her first boyfriend this year , went on her first date, had her first b-day, Christmas and valentines with a boyfriend but she realized shes not ready for that just yet. Let's see how 8th grade will be;) Joe has made some new friends in middle school that haven't been the best influence but we stopped that real quick now we are just trying to keep tabs on his social life being he tends to go along with what might be going on at the time. As for Ryan he had a good year not much to report on his year.

First day of 7th grade
Last day of 7th grade
                                                       First day of 6th grade
Last Day of 6th grade
                                                          First day of 4th grade
Last day of 4th grade

Friday, June 14, 2013

Our new home Room 1

So I have been slow at updating the progress of our new home, but I will start to post pictures soon.

 Our pantry and cupboards were so nasty I don't know how anyone even put food or dishes in them! It took me two weeks, a lot of bleach and finally two coats of paint in them before I finally put stuff in them and was able to eat here.

As for the room with the massive amount of wallpaper-
We spent 3 days off and on trying to get it off and tried many different things that people told us to try or we found online and that stuff was stuck! So my husband read somewhere that we should sand it down smooth, put a couple coats of oil based primer "which is sticky and hard to get off your skin" and then he re-textured the whole room. Yes it cost a bit more but we would still be pulling little peaces off today if we hadn't spent the extra money. The process took a few days. Here a picture of the wall after all that was done but before we put the final colors on it-
It's kinda hard to see but you can notice the wall paper under all of the stuff that was done. 

He chose to go with Oregon Duck colors!
We also replaced the nasty carpet with wood floor.

The pictures are not that good but you get the idea and we also replaced the bottom wall boarder with a new white boarder, but I didn't take a picture of it.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Abs of steal

I'm sure many of you have already seen this but I had to post a picture of it! 

I really don't want to know how many people would really want this. I'm sure there are many people out there in this wonderful world of ours;)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme cereal review & giveaway

Now you can enjoy the delicious taste of Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme in a breakfast cereal from Big G. 

With an irresistible taste the whole family will love from a brand you trust, new Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme cereal is made from 100% whole grains with at least 14g of whole grain per serving (at least 48g recommended daily). Best of all, Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme cereal has only 9 grams of sugar per serving and is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin D, and 10 other essential vitamins and minerals. 

$1.10 off one box of Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme cereal

 My family are big cereal fans! We always have no less then 3 boxes in our house, so when the cookies 'n' cream arrived in the mail they were more then exited to try it! They all loved it and when my son took it to school for lunch, he was happy to tell his friends that its a new cereal and promised to bring a baggy with some in it so they could all try it being his was already in the milk. He said they enjoyed it as well. We have yet to find it at any of our local stores but I'm sure it will be on our shelf's soon..

One of my lucky readers has a chance to win the same prize pack that I received which includes-
  • Box of Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Cereal
  • Cereal storage container
  • 2 Cereal-To-Go containers

                                                Just fill out the form below

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Ryan's Birthday

Well my baby turned 11! I can't believe how fast my kids are growing up! It always sounded so dumb when people would tell me watch out they grow up so fast, but now I know what they mean. The time just fly's by! Well Ryan decided to have a party at John's incredible pizza which was fine with me because I always have so much fun at that place! Well this post wouldn't be complete with out pictures. Y'all know how I love to post pictures!

            We love you Ryan!!