Giveaway: Win A Kindle Fire HD 8

by Janell on December 11, 2017

This is an awesome giveaway! Even better….it is also open worldwide. So tell all  your friends to enter.

Ready for a fast-paced Christmas giveaway We are giving away an all-new Kindle Fire 8 Tablet with Alexa included!


One lucky reader will win a

Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablet equipped with Alexa!

Hosted by Mom Does Reviews and It’s Free at Last

Giveaway ends 12/21/17 at 11:59 pm ET! Open to Worldwide residents 18+ and older. (If you live outside of US, you will receive Amazon equivalent to prize value.)

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Be sure to return tomorrow to complete the daily entries!

Good Luck!

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Thanks to Baxter’s Corner for sponsoring this giveaway. All opinions are my own. 

Win A Children's Book, Art, And Plush Elephant From Baxter's Corner

You have always heard that reading with your children is one of the most important things you can do in their early years of development. It helps them grow their vocabulary, foster their imagination, and many more benefits. Stories from Baxter’s Corner do this and more. They have stories with a valuable lesson with amazing illustrations. Plus each story has wall art and a plush animal that goes with the story so you can bring it to life!

About Baxter’s Corner:

When illustrator Mary Ellen Stottmann started creating furry, fun and friendly animal artwork for her grandson, Baxter, some years ago, she didn’t realize that she was beginning a long and rewarding journey into the world of publishing and early childhood development.

The six books that are part of Baxter’s Corner main series each feature a specific behavioral theme such as respect, anti-bullying, compassion, perseverance and overcoming obstacles. The books focus on good choices to make in a certain situation and use the endearing animal characters to make the point. The goal is to provide both young readers, and the caregivers who may be reading to the child, strong examples of how to best approach some of the struggles that children face in today’s world, such as having a parent in prison (Ally Alone).

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Christmas Tree Brownies

by Janell on December 11, 2017

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Christmas Tree Brownies

I love Christmas! There are so many fun desserts to make and parties to attend! It’s a great time to hang out with friends and family and it can be a time for rest before the new year.

I usually make a ton of cookies but sometimes I like to make something a little unique. And I think these Brownie Christmas Trees will be the hit of the party. They would be a beautiful centerpiece and even more delicious to eat! My kids love using the cut outs and assembling the trees.

You can even use a box of brownie mix to make this dessert even easier! Add these ingredients to you shopping list and make this impressive dessert this holiday season!

Christmas Tree Brownies
(Printable Recipe)

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This information, Routine Maintenance: Simple Steps to Protecting your Pipes, is brought to you by Roto Rooter. All opinions are my own.

Winter is here! Christmas is just around the corner and everyone is dreaming of a white Christmas. When the weather gets colder, there are a few things you need to do to protect your home during the winter months.

We moved to Kentucky 2 years ago. We had never lived anywhere that cold weather actually affected us. In Florida, the temperatures would sometimes below freezing for a few hours and then it would warm up by 30 degrees by mid day. Not in Kentucky! Some days you never get above freezing.

Simple Steps to Protecting your Pipes

I remember our realtor giving us a few quick tips when we were closing on our home. One tip was about our pipes. They need a little extra care during the winter months. What I didn’t know was that you should never have your hose connected to your spigot during the winter months. The water that is in the faucet could freeze and expand and back up into the pipes in your house and cause them to burst. That would be a horrible problem to have. Read more…


Investment: Is It Only For The Chosen Few?

by Janell on December 11, 2017

For a lot of people, it can seem as though investment is something that only the chosen few with huge amounts of money to throw around are capable of. Not only that but the entire process when it comes to stock, bonds, trading, and all of the other things that go into investments can seem so complicated that the idea of someone who’s not in the know about it could possibly have any idea what’s going on seems impossible. That being said, there are a lot of things that can make the entire process easier and the modern era is perhaps the most accessible time to get into investing that ever been. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to make investing easier and more accessible.

Use a broker

One of the hardest things about investing any money is being completely unaware of where to start or where best to actually put the capital that you have. That’s where brokers can be incredibly useful. They can help you to find the best investments and can act as a useful go-between. Sites like can help connect you with the best possible brokers so that you’re going to be able to make the most of whatever you invest. Sure, it would be nice to say that you made it on your own without any assistance, but it’s far better to understand the benefits of reaching out to those with more experience and knowledge that you have than it is to try and do everything on your own for the sake of your pride.    Read more…


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chex™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Holiday Snack: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios & Chex Party Mix

Christmas is just around the corner! I have had so much fun making new recipes with my kids this year. We have made so many recipes that I have needed to send gifts to my neighbors. One of the staples of the holidays has always been Chex™ Muddy Buddies™ Party Mix. It’s crunchy, has a delicious peanut butter and chocolate flavor, and is covered in powdered sugar. It’s always the first snack we run out of at holiday parties.

But this year there is a new recipe that has more chocolate and peanut butter and more crunch. You are going to have your friends begging for this recipe! The new recipe adds Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios™, peanuts, and peanut butter cups. It’s everything I love!

Head to Publix to grab the ingredients listed below. Chex cereal and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios can be found in the center of the store. Make sure you get this coupon first: Buy any 3 Chex cereals and get 1 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios for free.

To make it even easier, you can get this printable shopping list with all the ingredients. It’s the perfect recipe to bring to a party or to give as a gift. You need to get to Publix and make this – you will thank me!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios & Chex
Muddy Buddy

  • 9 cups Rice Chex™ or Corn Chex™ Cereal
  • 1 cup Nestlé® semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Skippy® Creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios™ cereal
  • 32 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped, cut in half
  • 1 cup Planters® salted cocktail peanuts·
  • Ziploc® 2-4 count containers and a large Ziploc® bag for mixing

Make sure you check out the video below for the full instructions:

I had so much fun making this recipe, and I know that my friends are all going to love getting a Ziploc® container full of it from me. Head to Publix and take advantage of this awesome deal so you can enjoy this extra peanut butter and chocolate treat!

I had so much fun making this recipe, and I know that my friends are all going to love getting a Ziploc container full of it from me. Head to Publix and take advantage of this awesome deal so you can enjoy this extra peanut butter and chocolate treat!


Im so glad that Disney makes shows that I also want to watch with my kid! Two of our favorite are DuckTales and Tangled The Series!

DuckTales – Woo-oo!  & Tangled The Series: Queen for a Day arrive on the same day, December 12th, and here are some fun activities you can do with your kids this weekend!

Download DuckTales Woo-oo! Activities

Available just in time for the holidays!

From defying danger to solving mysteries, chart a course for action-packed thrills with DuckTales “Woo-oo!” Read more…


This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


If you’re a food fanatic, Mondelez wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help usher in dramatic change to the food industry!

Mondelez has partnered with C Space to create a private online community, for people like you, to give feedback and influence their product development decisions. The goal of the foodie community is for Mondelez to gain a greater understanding of the needs and challenges consumers face and to help them decide where improvements can be made to enhance the experience for consumers.

Those who qualify for membership will be invited to join this exclusive virtual community as online advisors. Members will be asked to give their opinions and impressions on a variety of interesting lifestyle and food topics. Your feedback will be heard by Mondelez executives and will make a difference! Read more…


Get 30% Off at Starbucks This Weekend!

by Janell on December 8, 2017

Yay – Starbucks is doing this again this weekend! It’s a great time to stock up on Coffee and tea gifts!

Go here and enter your phone number to get a mobile coupon good for 30% off Your In-store Purchase at Starbucks! Use this coupon on drinks, food, coffee, mugs and more. You can enter your number to get the text now to get your coupon, but it won’t be valid until this weekend, December 9th and 10th only.

(I had this coupon last week and it didn’t work on drinks at my store – but the coupon says it should.)

This offer excludes Refill Tumblers, gift cards and Starbucks Card Activations.


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and its advertiser, all opinions are mine alone. #RedBaronHolidaySavings #CollectiveBias

With the holiday break right around the corner I will be heading to Sam’s Club to stock up on some goodies to feed my kids. They eat a lot and I don’t want to have to run to the store while they are out of school. I am so excited to see this deal because it is always on my shopping list!

Pick up Red Baron® Deep Dish Single Serve Pizza At Sam's + Find Out How To Get A $2.50 Rebate #RedBaronHolidaySavings Read more…