Nov 28

Cyber Monday Deals From HP and

Cyber Monday deals are here and they are incredible. Here are some great deals from HP and

Get a HP Envy all-in -one printer just in time for the holidays. Print out your very own holiday cards and crafts. Right now when you buy a HP envy all-in-one printer you get 3 months of free instant ink membership. You never have to worry about running out of ink again and plans start at just $2.99 and are based on pages used not cartridges.

Get HP Social Media Snapshot paper right now for Buy 1 get 1 free at Staples. I love this paper and you can’t print straight from your tablet.

Deals from
These deals are great discounts and are for all members of the family.

Paula Deen Aqua Speckle Porcelain 15 piece set
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Reg. price $180/ Sale price $99.99

Personal Stemless Wine Glasses (Set of 4)
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Reg. Price $52.00/ Sale Price $27.99

Rolling Coaster Children’s Ride On Car
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Reg. Price $54.99/ Sale price $34.99

Discovery Kids Light-Up Musical Microphone & Stand
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Reg. Price $29.99/ Sale price $22.99

Acqua Di Gio Mens Eau De Toilette Spray
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Reg. price $45.00/Sale price $27.99

The North Face Men’s Black Zip Pullover
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Reg. price $60.00/ Sale price $42.99

Stainless Steel Expandable ‘I Love You to the Moon and Back’ Bangle
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Reg. price $50.00/Sale price $11.99

Hailey Jeans Co. Junior’s Striped Long Sleeve Open Front Cardigan
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Reg. price $39.99/Sale price $14.99

Take advantage of these big discounts on great items. My favorite has to be the bangle, it’s a great deal for the special lady in your life. You can find al these and many other great Cyber Monday Deals here.

This is a compensated post on behalf of Mom Select.

Nov 28

Best German Potato Salad

One of the sides we had with Thanksgiving dinner this year was German Potato Salad. We had never had it before but my husband had gotten a good recipe from my Father-In-Law.

The recipe:
4 cups red potatoes diced
a package of hormel bacon
1 onion diced
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup white vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon pepper

Place Potatoes in a pot with water covering, boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until soft. drain and set aside.

Cook bacon in a large skillet or 2 over medium high heat. Cook until they are brown and crip then remove from skillet and set aside.

Drain some of the bacon grease, (if you use it all it will make the potatoes soggy). Add onions to remaining bacon grease and cook over medium heat until golden brown. Add the salt and pepper, water, sugar, and vinegar to the pan. Bring to a boil the add potatoes. Crumble half the bacon into the mix. let t heat through the pan, put in a serving dish and add remaining bacon.


It’s best to serve the German Potato Salad warm. If made early put in a casserole dish covered and put in the oven at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving product, coupons, giveaways and promotions. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

Nov 28

Hormel Cure 81 Ham Thanksgiving

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving product, coupons, giveaways and promotions. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

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We always have Thanksgiving at home, as we don’t have any family really close. It’s better for us as we get to choose what to make. Every Thanksgiving we usually do a medley of different foods, my kids are really really picky.
This year we are having a Turkey, as well as a Hormel Cure 81 Ham. Then of course all the trimmings, potatoes, veggies etc. I love having a small ham every year, because leftovers go great with breakfasts.

We love making Hormel Cure 81 ham every year, it’s pre-made and can be cooked while or by the slice. It’s great for Thanksgiving dinner or to have with your sandwiches, breakfast and so much more.


Hormel Cure 81 hams come in all different sizes, we usually just get 1 lb or 2. The ham comes pre-sliced and makes it so much easier to serve.

Have you planned your Thanksgiving meal?

Nov 24

Inside Out Now On Blu-ray

Inside Out is now available on blu-ray and dvd just in time for the holidays.

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Riley’s First Date?
Lava Short Film

Bonus Features:
Story Of The Story
Paths To Pixar: The Woman of Inside Out
Mixed Emotions
Mapping the Mind
Our Dads, the Filmmakers
Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out
The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing

*** I absolutely loved this movie as did my kids. This movie is all about the emotion that we feel everyday and h how they are controlled. It’s hilarious to see how the emotions react. Lewis Black as Anger is just hilarious. I have to say though my favorite character was sadness, she was just so cute. My kids just love to watch this movie over and over again. They laugh the whole time.
The Riley’s First Date short was just hilarious. Something I never would of expected.

Even more than the movie I absolutely enjoyed the lava short. When I first saw the short in theaters I thought it was okay, but then after watching it a few times it grew on me. I love the Lava song.

You can get Disney’s Inside Out at retailers nationwide.

Nov 24

How Much they have changed: Wordless Wednesday Linky

It’s amazing at how much they have changed and grown.




I think I am missing a pic of my oldest from like kindergarten, but still can’t believe how much they have changed. It’s amazing.

Nov 21

Brave Girls Book Review

I have 2 daughters and know how hard it can be to build their confidence, with bullies in school and hardships. I try to build their confidence as much as I can, but as they get older it can get harder. I just finished reading Brave Girls and it was very empowering to hear the insights in this book.


After interviewing hundreds of high-achieving businesswomen, Dr. Radin discovered that even the country’s most accomplished female professionals were often hampered by insecurity and afraid of being considered too aggressive in a business world run largely by men. She is dedicated to uncovering the inherent strengths, value, and skills of young girls.

Dr. Radins research showed that girls start to develop harmful thoughts around middle school, when kids start to question their identity.

My daughters are 9 and 10 and they are just entering the middle school age. Although my oldest daughter seems very confident and is a great student, someone saying something mean or bullying her really brings her down.
I try to instill in them that this world can be cruel and you need to be confident and stand up for yourself. Looks at all the powerful woman in this country, who have things said about them that are so rash, yet they ignore it and manage on.
Every chapter of this book makes me feel better as a parent knowing that I can help my daughters be brave Girls and help them grow stronger and have passion, power, and purpose.

Dr. Radin started the Unleashed program to help young girls build the tools needed to be more confident and brave. To learn more about this program and how you can help visit Unleashed.

You can buy the book here.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pivoting Media. All opinions are 100% my own.

Nov 21

Leapfrog Epic Tablet Review Holiday 2015

My kids are fully into electronics now, they use them for homework, games, email to keep in contact with old friends and so much more. I do worry about their safety online though and have set tons of parental controls. My youngest wants to go on the computer but I worry about his safety as he is so young. Now I don’t have to worry with the new Leapfrog Epic Tablet.


Leapfrog Epic Tablet is all tablet. It’s very different from the leap pads and tablets they have introduced before that could be used with gam cartridges. This is strictly a tablet and you can download the games from the Leapfrog app center.
It has a few things preloaded into it like cute videos and games.
It also has a parent center where you can put a limit on how much time your child is allowed. You can add in links of sites you will allow your child on and those will be the only websites they have access too.
Leapfrog Epic Tablet is a great gift for younger children who love playing with their parents electronic devices, but without the worry of them going to a inappropriate site, or posting that hideous picture of you hiding in your phone.





My son loves this tablet, although I have given him a bit of free access to a lot of sites that he loves. Leapfrog Epic Tablet also comes with a rubber case to help protect the tablet from those unfortunate drops. My daughter loves the voice recorder on it. She records herself singing or just uses it to remind herself of something. It’s the perfect learning tool for little kids as it helps you with time, geography, math and so much more.

You can find the LeapFrog Epic Tabet at retailers nationwide.

Disclosure: NO formal compensation was received for this post. A product was provided which will be donated to a holiday drive. All opinions are 100% my own.

Nov 21

Santa’s Little Helper Blue-Ray Giveaway

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Santa’s Little Helper is available now on Blue-ray and DVD just in time for the holiday season.


Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE® Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, WWE Diva Paige and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking businessman is given the chance of a lifetime—to be Santa’s second-in-command. But to earn the coveted position, he’ll have to wage an outrageous battle against a scheming elf who wants the gig for herself!


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Nov 20

WubbleX Is More Fun Than A Bubble

Disclosure: This is a compensated post that also provided product. All opinions are 100% my own.

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The WubbleX is a anti gravity ball.

The WubbleX seems like a mixture of a balloon and a bubble. We didn’t know what to expect at first since it was anti-gravity was it going to float away or something. You start out by inflating the ball and since it is a helium inflated ball it only uses the Wubble cans, which can be expensive themselves. I picked mine up at Walmart for $10. The can only lasts about one use.
The WubbleX ball is a lot of fun. My kids love bubbles but they are hard to catch and burst to fast. The WubbleX is like a Bubble that doesn’t pop unless it hits something pointy of course.




My kids loved playing with it but the and-gravity didn’t last to long and the WubbleX started to come down after a hour or two. Within a few days it was totally deflated and my kids were begging me to go buy another because they loved it.
The come in all different colors too blue, green and pink.

You can learn more about the WubbleX and where you can get it here.

Nov 19

Glo Wubble Bubble Ball is lasting Fun

Disclosure: This is a compensated review and also features a product. All opinions are 100% my own.

All I have been seeing in commercials and ads is the Wubble ball, but I was skeptical as it looks more like a bubble that will easily pop.

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The Glo Wubble Bubble ball looks like a bubble, plays like a ball. Inflates up to 3 feet. Starts out small and 2 minutes later, it’s 3 feet tall. Made from super-thermo-stretch-tacular stuff. Catch it, kick it, squeeze it and make it fly.


** My kids absolutely love this ball. As I had mentioned above I was really skeptical about this ball and it’s not as sturdy as I thought, but it has lasted. I had some trouble when we first went to blow it up with the pump provided in the box. I couldn’t get the pump to go through and had to puncture it just a bit.
The Glo Wubble was able to blow up and stayed a good size but because I punctured it had a slow leak and hours later was almost fully deflated. WE just reflated it and taped the hole. The Glo Wubble can be reused many times and my kids inflate it daily and go outside to play catch.



The ball does glow in the dark after you hole it up to the light for a while. Ours didn’t seem to glow to much but the kids still found it fascinating.
I also noticed the ball seemed a bit sticky and would stick to the ground a bit which made it get dirty very fast.
We have had this ball for a few weeks and my kids have played with it everyday inside and out.

You can learn more about the Glo Wubble Bubble ball here.

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