Nov 26

Gearing Up For Thanksgiving #HormelFamily

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.

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 prime rib roast, 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.

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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 25

Wordless Wednesday: time With Daddy Linky

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It’s always the best time when daddy is around!!!!

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Nov 22

Why I Will Not Be Shopping On Black Friday

No it’s no because of Thanksgiving traditions or boycotting stores anything like that. Black Friday has become somewhat complicated for the millions who love to shop, as stores compete and the openings get pushed earlier. Old Navy is opening at 4PM on Thanksgiving. Kmart at 6am and stay open 48 hrs. Thats a bit crazy! It’s technically not even black friday anymore.

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The reason I will not be shopping on black Friday is simple, I am a mother. That may sound silly, and it has nothing to do with spending tim with family. We don’t host Thanksgiving and by 4pm we are usually in a turkey coma.

I will not be shopping because I enjoy being able to shop with no worries. When stores opened at Midnight, I could go out by myself knowing my husband and children were asleep in their beds, and I could sneak everything in the house before they were awake.

Now that stores are opening early on Thanksgiving I have to choose between shopping and our nightly routine which is helping my kids bath and get ready for bed, and then tucking them in.

No deal is worth me not being able to say goodnight and tuck those sweet faces in. I could go out after they fall asleep, but by then everything would be a mad house and not worth the time.

Do you think retailers will ever go back to opening on just Friday? Who knows maybe next year they will move it to Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Nov 20

Holiday: Get in the Spirit with DohVinci #HGG14

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. A product was provided for my review.

DohVinci is the newest craze from Hasbro. From the makers of play-doh, DohVinci is a 3-d design kit for kids.

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I received the DohVinci Deluxe Styler tool to share with my kids. The deluxe styler tool come with 4 different design tp, to help you create the perfect design. Design tips include a star, heart, flower, and butterfly. Plus with the styler tool you get 3 deco pop colors.

My kids have been wanting DohVinci since I showed them pictures rom Toy Fair. They love Play-doh, but it’s to messy and they rarely ever get to play with it.
DohVinci is Play-doh made easy, as it is in a tube. It comes out through the slyer gun for easy designs, and litte clean up. The DohVinci compound will dry overnight, and you should be able to hang your picture on the wall. My daughter just loves it.

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Some downsides to DohVinci: The Deco Pop tubes are very small, and my kids went through them in less than a hour. We also noticed that the designs we made started to crumble after a week, not to bad though.

You can see the different crafts and products at HasbroToyShop.com

Nov 20

Skippy Peanut Butter On Waffles #HormelFamily

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.

Skippy peanut butter is now a part of the Hormel brand, and are coming out with new options like the Chocolate peanut butter. My daughter loves it on a peanut butter and jelly. Her favorite food to put it on is Waffles. Every morning for the past week, she has been eating waffles with chocolate peanut butter.

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I am going through a jar of peanut butter a week, but I just can’t help the smile it brings to her face. Plus the biggest upside is she is actually eating (she is very picky).

What is your favorite way to use peanut butter?

Nov 19

LG OLED TV Available At Best Buy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Every time we go to Best Buy we have to stop and look at the TV’s my kids are fascinated with them. The bigger the better and now even thinner is better. They would stay there all day watching these TV’s light up if they could.

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors.

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The LG OLED TV offers:

  • Infante contrast ratio and stunning color, gives a more natural up close viewing.
  • 4 color pixel technology enhances color and technology.
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    Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen.

    Having great theater technology in a TV, is big in my house as we have bad eyesight and like to sit away from the TV. So having great picture quality is everything we look for.
    I can only imagine getting to watch awesome movies on the LG OLED, it would be a movie theater experience in my own living room.

    You can get the LF OLED TV at Best Buy’s everyday price of $3,499.99 ($500 savings). Find out more here.

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    Best Buy is hosting a LG OLED Twitter party on December 4th at 7PM CST. Join in the fun for a chance to win Best Buy gift cards, and other great prizes. Use the #HintingSeason with your wish lists from Best Buy.

    Nov 18

    HGG: Experience Hendrix Releases Two Classic CDS

    Experience Hendrix LLC. is teaming up with Legacy recordings of Sony Music Entertainment, to reissue two Jimi Hendrix albums on CD, vinyl and digital.

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    The Cry Of Love:

    • Freedom
      Drifting
      Ezy Ryder
      Night Bird Flying
      My Friend
      Straight Ahead
      Astro Man
      Angel
      In From The Storm
      Belly Button Window

    The Cry Of Love was originally released in 1971 and is compiled and mixed  by Hendrix’s longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.

    Rainbow Bridge:

  • Dolly Dagger
    Earth Blues
    Pali Gap
    Room Full Of Mirrors
    Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
    Look Over Yonder
    Hear My Train A Comin'(live)
    Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

    ** My husband has always been a big fan of Jimi Hendrix. He loves his music, and Jimi Hendrix is his idol for the guitar. These Cds have brought back such a great era, and the work of a great artist. This is the perfect gift for any Jimi Hendrix fan.

    Who is a big Jimi Hendrix Fan?

    You can pick up both of these CDs at retailers nationwide now.

    Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. products were provided by Sony.

  • Nov 18

    Wordless Wednesday: Flipping Fun

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    Making a Fun Flip Book

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    Nov 17

    KidzVuz Holiday Event Was So Much Fun #KidzVuzHoliday

    Disclosure: I was invited to attend KidzVuz with my family, and received a gift bag in exchange.

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    We attended the KidzVuz Holiday party yesterday and it was so much fun. This was out 3rd KidzVuz event.

    There wasn’t as many toy brands as in the past but that didn’t mean my kids didn’t take full advantage of everything else they were showcasing.

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    16 Handles Fro-yo. My kids loved them, and all the topping they were able to add.

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    HP Stream computers and Tablets. These Computers and tablets are perfect for little hands. It’s already on my daughters wish list.

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    We got to spin a Wheel with Stop and shop and win prizes. Plus lots of Coupons. (I love Stop and Shop, only place I shop for groceries)

    We didn’t get to see all the brands, and of course my camera died before I could get all the pictures I wanted. But I can’t wait to hear more from the brands, and new products.

    Have your kids signed up for KidzVuz and shared their opinions yet?

    Nov 15

    Hormel Foods Gives Thanks Pinterest Sweepstakes #HormelFamily

    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.

    Hormel wants to thank all the fans for showing their love and support. This Thanksgiving season, you could enter for a chance to win a $700 prize pack.

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    Between November 3 anne November 21, 2014, visit the Hormel Facebook page and click on Thanksgiving Sweepstakes app. Pin together the perfect Thanksgiving meal for a chance to win assorted serving platters, serving utensils, cups and a Visa gift card.

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