Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Something About Silver Giveaway

 I was given the chance to review the family tree necklace from Something About Silver, I had it made with my three kids birthstones. It's absolutely adorable! They have a ready to ship section but what I love most about there stuff is that you could have it customized with names and or birthstones. They have rings, necklaces, ornaments, bookmarks and other things as well. All the stuff they make would be awesome gifts for just about anybody.

They specialize in custom hand stamped jewelry.  They offer a wide selection of keepsake things that are certain to become your most cherished piece of jewelry.  If you don’t see something you like, just send them an email and they would be happy to work with you to create a piece that is just perfect for you.
 All of our jewelry is fabricated by hand in our studio located near the sunny beaches of Clearwater, Florida.
They are offering one of my readers a $40 gift certificate to Something About Silver and they are also offering 10% off any purchase good till 12-12-12. COUPON CODE- OHLF10
                                                  The Family Tree necklace I reviewed
                                                                    There ornaments
                                                                    Book Mark
"The review and giveaway was sponsored by Something about silver. No monies were given for this review."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I HATE this tree!

We have this huge beautiful tree in my front yard that I hate nine months out of the year. It's not your average tree where the leafs fall off only in the fall, no they fall off 9 months out of the year. When I say fall I mean they cover my yard, the neighbors yard and the street. The piles are higher then our ankles. We can spend 3 hours getting them in piles just to have it just as bad as when we started 12 hours later. What we have learned from  other people on our street is that when these houses first went up they all had the same tree and everyone hated them so much that they had them taken out of there yards. I guess the tree is sick, what ever that means. For reasons beyond our control we can't get rid of this tree. All I know is these pictures your about to see don't do what I'm saying justice.
                                            This is just one of the four left over piles we have.
         We filled 3 of these trash cans so far. The driveway was filled within a couple hours after this picture.
                                               This is the tree that is making me crazy!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Giveaway

With a dash of imagination, a pinch of culinary skill, and a heap of flavor, Green Giant Seasoned Steamers are giving you a new reason to enjoy eating your vegetables. Shake up your vegetable routine with these flavorful, chef-inspired options that are seasoned to perfection, without a drop of sauce. Now more than ever you can leave your family craving more vegetables with every meal and break through meal monotony with a new palate-pleasing vegetable option for everyone! With new Green Giant Seasoned Steamers, eating vegetables just got easier and more delicious!

  • Available in six different varieties, Green Giant Seasoned Steamers are one of the first sauce-free seasoned vegetables to bring unique chef-inspired seasonings and premium cut vegetable blends to your dining room table
  • These tasty Seasoned Steamers are bound to spice up any meal with six varieties including: Mediterranean Blend, Tuscan Seasoned Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Honey Roasted Sweet Corn, Honey Dijon Carrots and Backyard Grilled Potatoes
Visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/7643/ to download a printable coupon for $1.00 off the purchase of one package of Green Giant Seasoned Steamers.

Trying to get my husband and kids to eat vegetables is a task! My husband isn't good with cooked vegetables but he does like them when there fresh and my kids are just picky and yes I do have to bribe them to try different things "Hey whatever works" Well I made them all try the backyard grilled potatoes first and they all like them, so I decided to try a new one the next night and they all agreed they liked it also. Out of the 3 we have tried so far they have all liked them but Ryan wasn't a fan of the corn. I love vegetables and thought that they were all great and could go with just about any meal you might be having.

If you wanna try and win a prize pack that includes-

  • (1) VIP coupon for one free package of Green Giant Seasoned SteamersTM
  • Apron
  • Green Giant Serving Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl

  • Just enter the rafflecopter below

Disclosure:  The coupons, information, and gift packs have been provided by Green Giant through MyBlogSpark.

Friday, November 2, 2012


My beautiful niece Hailey just turned 10 and my wonderful mom turned 63 just recently. Joseph told my mom that 63 is the new 40! I just wanted them to both know how much I love them and I am so thankful to have them as part of our life. I hope both of you you had great birthdays!
Jennie, my mom and me..

Hailey and Alyssa
"Notice how Hailey and my mom are both red heads"


This is my first Halloween only having one kid to take trick-or-treating. Alyssa decided to go watch scary movies with some friends and Ryan stayed home and passed out candy. We did get to go with Aiden and Hailey and Joe brought a friend along. We decided to go trick or-treating around where I live now and I have to say the kids made out really good with 7 full size candy bars a full size box of jr.mints and a 3-pack of full size pop rocks and all the other snack size candy as well. It did make me a little sad that all 3 of them didn't want to go out but I know they are getting older and I just want them to stay my babies. Alyssa and Joseph got to dress up for school so Alyssa was Bat girl and Joe was a hobo clown..
                                                                Hailey and Aiden
Joseph and Alyssa

Friday, October 26, 2012

Progresso Light Creme Soup review & giveaway

Craving rich and creamy flavors, but don’t want to splurge on calories? With two new creamy flavors, Progresso Light soups are giving those who are managing their weight a new reason to celebrate! At 100 calories per serving, now you can indulge in warm, creamy soups like Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese* and Light Chicken Pot Pie Style* without feeling guilty. Packed with indulgent, satisfying flavor, these two new Light creamy soups are the perfect way to make thoughtful eating decisions without sacrificing incredible taste.

  • These two new Progresso Light creamy soups are joining the lineup of more than 40 flavorful soups that are 100 calories or less per serving
  • These Weight Watchers endorsed soups have 100 calories and a 2 PointsPlus value per serving
  • The Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese variety boasts pieces of potato with savory bacon and rich cheese flavor
  • The Chicken Pot Pie Style variety exudes a home-style essence with cuts of white-meat chicken, hearty potatoes and classic vegetables
*Light Chicken Pot Pie Style:  At least 33% fewer calories than regular ready-to-serve soups.  Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese:  50% fewer calories than the leading potato, cheese, and bacon ready-to serve soup.   See nutrition information for sodium content.
In addition, visit http://goo.gl/WbbPS to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso soup.

With the colder weather I thought soup bowls with the Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese soup sounded good and I was right. It was so good that I decided to have my parents over for dinner and made the soup bowls for them and they raved about how good they were. Fewer calories didn't make this dinner any less yummy!

 I have been given the opportunity to have one of you try and win a prize pack that would include-
(2) Cans of Progresso Light creamy soup
(1) Soup mug
(1) Lunch tote
(1) Water bottle

                                  All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

“Disclosure:  The coupons, information, and gift packs have been provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.”

Monday, October 22, 2012

Multnomah Falls

 We took our kids to Multnomah Falls and let me tell you it is absolutely beautiful and I think the kids really enjoyed it as well. I loved the fact that they had different levels you could walk up to get a better look at the water fall. We also ate lunch at the lodge there which was not very good at all but the gift shop did have a lot of neat things to look at. We of course picked our first wet and cold weekend of the season to go to the water fall, so we did get wet and a little muddy but it was a fun day for all of us.

This is the view from the first level

This is the view from the next level which is where we stopped because I was not wearing the right kind of  shoes for that kind of walking/hiking.
This is lodge/gift shop
                                                      This is why I love Oregon!
Ryan giving out free advice

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Roloff Farms pumpkin patch again this year and I have to say that they didn't really have much this year. I was very disappointed with it! Now that my kids are old enough to not care we only go to the pumpkin patch for me for them, but we don't buy our pumpkins from there, we go to the store and pay $3 for the same size we would be paying $10 for at the pumpkin patch. 

                                            My twin sis, mom and I..

                                                My Family..
My babies..

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starters giveaway

Back to school means back to busy weeknight schedules.  Between homework, activities, practices, work and class, preparing a delicious home-cooked meal can be quite a challenge, and getting started is often the hardest part. Let new Progresso Recipe Starters cooking sauces give you a head start to a home cooked meal, and you´ll ace the dinner time routine this year!

Progresso Recipe Starters sauces are available in five flavorful varieties that can each be used as a starter to create numerous home-cooked meals. For added inspiration, Progresso created 80 recipes utilizing this new line of cooking sauces that can be found on Progresso.com/RecipeStarters. Many of these recipes are classic family favorites, such as Bacon Mac n´ Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Parmesan, and utilize ingredients your family may already have on-hand.

Inspired by the five "Mother" Sauces that form the basis of classical French cooking, including Béchamel, Velouté, Tomato, Espagnole and Hollandaise, Recipe Starters use a variety of ingredients and the best techniques to make sure you have delicious options to take on the school days dinner dilemma. The five varieties are:
  • Creamy Parmesan Basil: This creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces can be used to make dishes such as Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Alfredo, Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara and Basil Chicken Thai Noodle
  • Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock: With caramelized, roasted chicken broth, garlic and a touch of cream, this stock is perfect for dishes such as Creamy Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Enchiladas
  • Fire Roasted Tomato: A medium-thick tomato sauce, accompanied by flavors of roasted, caramelized tomatoes, oregano and bell peppers, which can be used as a great way to begin creating  Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan, Cheese-stuffed Mini Meat Loaves and Mole Tacos
  • Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Creamy and highly indulgent, this smooth sauce is rich with sautéed Portabella mushrooms,  giving you any easy way to start delicious dishes like Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff, Steak and Mushroom Sandwich and Tetrazzini
  • Creamy Three Cheese: Rich and creamy with a blend of yellow and white cheeses, and a savory background of chicken stock, onion, garlic and cracked pepper, this is a great way to satisfy cheese lovers with Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese, Twice-Baked Potato Pizza and Cheesy Egg Breakfast Tacos

I have made chicken Alfredo with the Creamy Parmesan Basil and chicken pot pies with the creamy roasted garlic w/chicken stock and my family and I loved them both. As soon as I find the creamy three cheese I'm gonna make something yummy with it. "Anything with cheese has to be good."
You guys should head on over t this Coupon link and SAVE 65¢ when you buy ONE CAN any flavor Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce

One of you guys has a chance to win:
  • Two cans of Progresso Recipe Starters
  • $10 Gift Card to purchase your recipe ingredients
  • Progresso Recipe Starters recipe book, including 5 recipes to get you started
  • Baking dish
  • Measuring Cups
  • Sauce Scraper
Just fill out the form below:-)

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fiber One Chewy bars giveaway

Looking to make the grade this school year? Get an A+ from your kids with new Fiber One Chewy bars in Chocolate and Strawberry PB&J varieties, the perfect packable snack to accompany your child to the classroom, playground, and beyond. Complete with a peanut butter or chocolate-flavored bottom and yummy drizzle in every bite, parents can rest assured that their kids are getting more than greattaste from Fiber One Chewy bars. 

  • These 110 calories or less bars contain fiber* and calcium kids need , no high fructose corn syrup, and 8 grams or less of sugar
  • According to the results of a recent taste test**, kids prefer Fiber One Chewy Chocolate bars over Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
  • This fall, each box will feature the added bonus of Box Tops for Education coupons on-pack, making Fiber One Chewy bars an ideal snack for school-aged children
Combining the taste kids’ love with nutrients they need, Fiber One Chewy bars are a wholesome snack that the entire family will enjoy. To make it easier to stock up on Fiber One Chewy bars this back-to-school season, you and your readers can visit http://bit.ly/F1CLBTS to download a printable coupon for $.80 off the purchase of 1 box of Fiber One Chewy bars.

 These bars are awesome and they are great for snack at school, after school snack or just a anytime kinda snack. I also love that they have box tops for the schools. These days the schools need all the help they can get.  

Now one of my wonderful readers has a chance to when a prize pack that would include-

  • (1) Box of Fiber One Chewy bars in Chocolate
  • (1) Box of the Fiber One Chewy bars in Strawberry PB&J
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch Tote
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Mini Lunch Notes
  • Notebook Mate

All you have to do is fill out the form below for your chance to win all this fab stuff..

“Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have all been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Friday, September 14, 2012

Coupon for Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain From

Calling all pizza lovers! Looking for a way to bring delicious homemade pizza to your dinner table? It´s simple with New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain. Quick, convenient, and completely customizable new Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain will help you add some pizzazz to your homemade pizza along with the health benefits of whole grain!

Whether your family loves pepperoni, veggies, or the works, the possibilities are endless! You can visit http://bit.ly/PCwWG to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off one package of New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain. Grab a coupon and let the good times un-roll with Pillsbury!
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Playmobil Take Along Soccer Match Giveaway

Dribbling across the field and scoring a goal has never been easier. Pass, shoot, and score with the PLAYMOBIL Take Along Soccer Match that allows your kids to challenge one another to a soccer game no matter where you are. With six athlete figures primed and ready to play, this set comes fully equipped with everything kids need to have a complete soccer game experience.   

It's perfect for-
*Perfect for travel, this compactable and travel-ready Take Along Soccer Match includes a 22 x 33 inch field, soccer ball and other accessories.
*To further enhance the soccer experience, the figures have a leg that kicks to propel the ball forward, which helps make playtime more realistic.
*There are also goalie figures that connect to goal joystick, which allows kids to control the goalies’ movements from behind the goal net.
*The PLAYMOBIL Take Along Soccer Match is ideal for kids ages five to ten; because of small parts it is not recommended for little ones under the age of three.

My kids both boys and girl all had a blast with this game and my kids that are older then 10 had just as much fun as the younger kids did. I really wondered if it would be easy to pack it up and travel with it and it really was.It so easy even the kids can do it. With the holiday just around the corner this would be an awesome gift for any kid. You can head on over to Playmobilusa.com to redeem the coupon code US72A12C for 20% off Playmobil Take Along items. You will also see the they have some fun activities on there website as well!

One of you lucky peeps has a chance to win your very own Take Along Soccer Match!

All you have to do is fill out the form below..

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Coupon for Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes

Are you ready to re-mix your morning meal routine? The delicious flavors of Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Reese´s Puffs are making their way out of the bowl and into the oven with new Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes! Whether your family is gathering around the breakfast table or simply grabbing a bite on-the-go, new Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes will provide a tasty and convenient way to jumpstart your day! 

Want to enjoy the classic cereal flavors you and your family love as mouthwatering muffins? Visit http://bit.ly/CMcoupon to download a printable coupon for $.80 off one package of any variety of Cereal Muffin Mix. 

"disclose I received this information and the coupon offer from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark"

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Day of school

I now have two kids in middle school which is still crazy to me that I have kids old enough to be in middle school and my baby is in fourth grade. They all had a great first day of school, i just hope they continue to like school as the years go on. Alyssa started a day later then my boys because in middle school they give the younger grade a day to be in middle school with out the older kids. 
                                          Ryan's first day of 4th grade
                                           Joe's first day of 6th grade

Alyssa's first day of 7th grade

I love that middle school starts 1hr 5min later then Ryan;s school!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

All Mighty Pac Giveaway and Review

Have you ever wished you could spend less time in the laundry room, and more time with your kids? Well now, thanks to all mighty pacs you can! All mighty pacs are pre-measured doses of super concentrated detergent that help get out tough dirt and stains so mom or dad can spend more time with there family and let there kids be kids without worrying about stains. 

  •  all mighty pacs are an innovative laundry solution that simplifies the laundry experience, without sacrificing cleaning efficacy
  • all mighty pacs are conveniently pre-measured to contain the right combination of powerful concentrated detergent with active stain-lifters to deliver the same cleaning and stain removal benefits that consumers expect from the all brand.
Whatever mess you may find yourself in, you can feel confident knowing that all mighty pacs get your clothes clean and leave them looking fresh. Spend more time doing the things you love this summer and leave the messy clean-up to all mighty pacs! Like many other household products, detergents need to be used as directed and safely and properly stored. Parents need to remember to read labels carefully and store laundry products out of the reach of children. 

What I love about this is there is no more mess with the liquid detergent, it comes in a fresh clean scent and a non-scented one which takes away any dirty odor your clothes might have, and that it can be used with the HE washers.

 There is also a gift pack for one of my readers that will include-

  • all® mighty pacsTM
    • One 24-count of all free clear mighty pacs
    • One 24-count of original mighty pacs
  • Reusable laundry Bag
  • Beach Towel for those mighty fun moments
  • Beach Ball for family fun

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Strawberry Thing

When I was at my cousins house I seen her using this neat little Strawberry plucker thing "not the correct name of this item" and I knew I had to get myself one. Well she had ordered her online awhile back but not sure where, so I went on a hunt for one. I would ask the store people if they sold strawberry plucker things and they would look at me funny and have no clue what I was talking about. Well we went camping and went into this little store called kitchen clutter and I knew they would have to have it and they did. I was so excited to get it home and use it myself and I fell in love with it. Anyone who loves strawberries and doesn't own one of these neat things has to go buy themself one. 
Correct name of this thing is a stem gem

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds Prize Pack Giveaway

Ready to go nuts over fiber? Introducing the newest flavor in the Fiber One cereal line-up, Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds! With the perfect combination of crunch and sweetness, this new cereal is a great (and tasty!) way to help get fiber you need.

*It Contains 11 grams of fiber (43% of the Daily Value), 23 grams of whole grain (at least 48 recommended daily), and 180 calories per serving 
*It's Chock full of delicious crunchy nut clusters, real sliced almonds and whole grain flakes

In a nutshell, Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds is a great-tasting and wholesome breakfast cereal that you can feel good about. Tasting is believing, so you should give this delicious cereal a try for yourself. 
*It Has Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal changed how you think about fiber?
*9 out of 10 Americans don’t get enough fiber in their diet.

 Visit http://bit.ly/Fiber1NCAcoupon to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off one box of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal today! You’re just a click away from starting your day off the right way with a bowl of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds! 

I was sent a gift pack which included this cereal and it was very good! 

One of my readers has a chance to win a prize pack which will include:
  • (2) boxes of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal
  • ‘Nut’ Bowl & Spoon 

“Disclosure:  This gift pack, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by to me through MyBlogSpark.”

Coupon for Mott´s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks

Whether you´re about to embark on one last summer adventure or are preparing for back-to-school, there is one thing your kids are sure to need... great tasting snacks! Fortunately the Mott´s® taste that kids love is now available in yummy fruit flavored snacks! Available in Assorted Fruit and Berry varieties, Mott´s® Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks are the ideal blend of great tasting and quality ingredients that will make both kids and moms happy. 

Mott´s Fruit Flavored Snacks are made with real fruit & vegetable juice* and natural colors+ and flavors and available with year round Double Box Tops! To help you add Mott´s Fruit Flavored Snacks to your kids´ snacking routine, you can visit http://bit.ly/MottsCoupon to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off the purchase of (1) Mott´s® Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks today! 

*Made with pear, apple and carrot juice concentrate. See package for complete details. Not intended to replace fruit or vegetables in the diet. 
+Colors from natural sources

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Coupon for Pillsbury Baguette Chips

Looking for ways to spice up your snacking routines? Pillsbury knows just how you feel and wants to awaken your taste buds with new PillsburyŽ Baguette Chips! These hearty chips are sliced from oven baked bread and topped with savory seasonings bringing flavors like Italian Cheese & Herb and Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato to gourmet snack chips. 

Enjoy Pillsbury Baguette Chips alone, with your favorite dip, as a soup topping, or to add some crunch to your salad! With 130 calories per serving (21 baguette chips), and 50% less fat than regular potato chips*, Pillsbury Baguette Chips are delicious snack chips that you can feel good about eating! See for yourself by going to http://bit.ly/PBCcoupon to download a printable coupon to save $0.75 off one package. 

*Pillsbury Baguette Chips (5g fat per 29g serving); regular potato chips (11g fat per 29g serving). See nutrition information for sodium content. 

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Painting a rug

I have been looking for a pink rug for Alyssa's room, and my sister was getting my niece a new one because she hates pink, so of course I took that one. Well once I got it down in Alyssa's room I noticed a lot of paint stains on it, but it has been so hard to find a decent size pink one so I had to keep it. After thinking about what I could do I called my son Joe and told him we are gonna paint the rug. Yes he looked at me funny but we got to work not knowing what we were gonna do, and I think being it's the first time we ever painted a rug before that it turned out good and we were able to cover all the other paint stains.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Berry Picking

 My daughter, little cousin, nephew and I went to Hoffman farms to pick berries. It was very hot so we didn't last very long but the kids had a blast. If anyone lives in the Portland area you should go there. They are the nicest people and have the best homemade pies. They sell other fruits and vegetables as well, and they have a little play set made out of a John-deer tractor and one of those huge black tube things as a slide for the kids
to play on and an area to have a picnic.
                                          The cute little store
                                         Aiden picking blackberries