Monday, July 30, 2012

FREE Blogger Opp

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Monday Blog Hop

What better way to start your Monday than by killing a few hours reading some of the best Mommy Blogs around..... Check out this awesome blog hop brought to you by The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a Second Time Mom.
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Zuo Bar Stool Giveaway ($1600 Value)

Do you need new bar stools? Have lots of extra company? Or maybe you could give them as Christmas gifts, either way, this is an awesome giveaway! Welcome to the Zuo Turbo Bar Stool Giveaway sponsored by and hosted by Children Teaching Mama. The giveaway winner will receive 4 beautiful Zuo Turbo Bar Stools that retail at $1600! The Turbo stool has a cozy seat molded from ABS plastic, and sits on a sturdy chrome steel tube frame. These are perfect for commercial or residential use! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter & let them know Adventures of a Midlife Mommy referred you to enter! There are several daily entry options, so be sure to come back each day to get those entries! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 15th and is open to United States residents 18+! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, July 27, 2012

Oofos Sandals Giveaway

This giveaway is brought to you by:  Oh my Goodies with the Fun.
The Oofos sandals are

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Normally when the sandal gets dirty, well i have to buy another pair...
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I can wash in cold water, air dry and woohoo i get to feel the OOOO

You can get your very own for $39.99
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

$30 Bath & Body Works Gift Card

What woman doesn't like to smell nice? With this $15 gift card to Bath and Body Works, you can grab a few nice things for yourself or maybe even start a little bit of early Christmas shopping. This giveaway is brought to you by the nice folks over at coupon cabin. " works directly with Bath and Body Works and more than 3,700 other retailers to offer incredible savings on quality goods. Our Bath and Body Works online and printable coupons save shoppers $8.34 on average. Users can grab a code quickly (less than 90 seconds on average), or sign up for CouponCabin Rewards to earn points toward gift cards. Never heard of coupon cabin? CouponCabin has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Good Morning America, MSN Money, Good Housekeeping and Yahoo! Finance, among many others, so you know they're legit. What are you waiting for? Go get those entries in!!! The giveaway will go live at 12:01am on 7/28/12. It will end at 12:01am on 8/12/12. *DISCLOSURE* "In addition to any disclosure required by applicable law, Promotion Partner shall include a full release of CouponCabin by each entrant or participant, with language substantially similar to the following: “By entering this promotion, each participant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions or liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in this promotion.” a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, July 23, 2012

Yummy Frozen Yogurt Pops

I found these cute little popsicle moulds at the dollar tree last week and couldn't wait to use 'em.
Here's how easy it is to make a yummy summer treat both kids & adults will love.....

What you need:
Popsicle moulds
2 or More flavors of yogurt (I find the tubes are easiest to use for this)
Freezer (Thank you Captain Obvious)

Snip the corner of the yogurt tube & fill each opening halfway with the first flavor, top off with second flavor. Tap the moulds on the counter so the yogurt will settle evenly. Freeze & enjoy.
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Rejuvasea Winners and Special Announcement

Our 4 lucky winners are..... Julie O. Joanne G. Enrica A. Tammy H. Congrats to all who won and to those who didn't, don't worry. The wonderful people at Rejuvasea have allowed me to extend the giveaway for 2 more weeks. Your previous entries WILL still count, they're all still in the "hat", I just wanted others to be able to have a chance to win too, but still keep it fair to those who have already entered. Check back often, as I'm hoping to get more bloggers on board, so you'll have even more chances to enter! Good Luck!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, July 19, 2012

FREE Jelly Kidz Vitamins Sample

I love these things! Micah is slightly Iron deficient and these vitamins have the exact amounts of everything he needs and he loved the taste. Don't take my word for it, Go grab a sample & try 'em yourself.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Free Blogger Opp

Sign up now for 1 free link for a 4 piece set of zuo bar stools.
Giveaway sponsored by Bar Stools A-Z & Children teaching mama. Check out all the details here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Creamed Sweet Corn

Nothing says "Summer" like fresh sweet corn, but I get kinda bored with plain ol' corn on the cob, so tonight, I decided to cream it... Yes, I know, I'm such a rebel. (I have a few tattoos to prove it, too, none of which are corn related)
I've never made creamed corn from scratch, so I did what I usually do... I googled several recipes online... Then I "Frankenstein" a new recipe out of the aforementioned Googled recipes, try them and then share them with you guys.... It's totally legal, I googled it.
Enjoy!  : )
What you need:
4-6 Ears of fresh sweet corn (shucked & cleaned)
2-3 Tbsp Sugar (for boiling)
1 block of cream cheese (cubed)
1/4 cup (more or less, depending on desired consistency) Milk or half & half
Salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Sour cream
Bring a large stock pot full of water to a boil. Add the sugar. When water is at a full boil, carefully add the ears of corn. Cover with a lid & boil for 5-7 minutes. Drain corn. When the corn has cooled enough to handle, carefully cut it off the cob. Add cut corn + all other ingredients to a pan & simmer on low til it's smooth & creamy. You could also do this in a crockpot & substitute with a bag of frozen corn.
Note: Always allow frozen foods to come to room temp before adding to crockpot.

Friday, July 13, 2012

FREE Kid's Haircut at J.C. Penny in August

Kids in grades k-6 can get a free haircut during the month of August at participating stores. Check your store for availability & restrictions.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Zombie Onions Update

These are some fo' real zombie onions!
After the post about my zombie "garden" a few weeks ago, I put the pot outside to get some direct sunlight and to harden them off... That was a mistake!
Our weather has been so incredibly hot that they withered up & died. (the fact that I forgot to water them probably didn't help much either)
So I decided to clip off the dried up pieces & bring 'em back inside & try again.
I really didn't have much hope that they would come back from the dead again, but much to my amazement, they did... With great ferocity... ZOMBIES!!!

(Insert awesome Will Ferrell ZOMBIE! clip from step brothers here)

The pic shown here, is only a week's worth of growth. I think it has something to do with the halogen bulbs in my over the sink fixture, but these things are growing like crazy.
It kinda looks like that one on the right is trying to turn on the garbage disposal.... Or needs some Cialis.  :\ 

Awesome $5.00 Dinner Recipe I found

Creamy Swiss Chicken Breasts

This recipe sounds so good & easy, I just had to share it!

Crab Strata

This is a great recipe I kind of threw together last night. I was going to make a quiche, and realized I had some hamburger buns that needed to be used up and hence, I invented the crab strata.... Technically, I didn't "invent" it but you know what I mean. What you need: 4 Hamburger buns or any kind of thick bread will work (torn into pieces) 1 pkg imitation crab meat 6 Eggs 1/2 Cup Milk 1 Cup Yellow, Red and Orange peppers (chopped) 1 Medium onion (chopped) 4 or 5 Pieces of American cheese 1/2 Sleeve crushed Ritz crackers Salt and pepper to taste Butter a 9x13 casserole dish. Add the torn pieces of bread, sprinkle the peppers and onions over the bread, add the Crab on top, in an even layer. Lightly beat eggs and milk and pour over the bread, peppers, onions and crab. Tear the cheese into triangles and cover the mixture, cover with crushed Ritz crackers. Bake @ 350 for 30 mins.

Squash Casserole

This is an awesome recipe I tried on Monday night and it was sooo good I made it again last night.
What you need:
 2 or 3 Yellow squash (quartered)
 2 or 3 Zucchini (quartered)
 1 medium onion (sliced thinly)
 Butter or margarine to sautee the onion 2 Cloves of Garlic
 Salt & Pepper to taste
 1/4 cup sour cream
 2 or 3 Slices of American cheese (torn into pieces)
 1/2 Sleeve of Ritz crackers (crushed)

 Sautee the onion (and garlic) in butter til it's translucent.
 Add the squash and zucchini, let simmer for about 15 or 20 mins til it's soft.
 Drain all the juices from the squash, zucchini & onion mixture. Add back to pan, add sour cream and slices of cheese, stir.
 Add to a buttered casserole dish and top with crushed Ritz crackers, bake @ 350 for 30 mins. Enjoy!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sausage Pizza Stuffers

I had about ¼ of a jar of spaghetti sauce left and no idea what to do with it, so I rummaged through my fridge looking for something to throw together til I came up with this wonderful little concoction.

What you need:
1 can of flaky style biscuits
1 lb sausage or ground beef  (browned & drained)
About ¼ jar or a few Tbsp pasta sauce
Handfull of mozzarella cheese

Add the tomato sauce to the browned and drained sausage.
Seperate the biscuits in half, so you have a top & a bottom.
 Using the palm of your hand, flatten each half of the biscuit (flour-ing your hand helps).
Spoon a small amount of the sausage/tomato sauce mixture onto the flattened biscuit, sprinkle with the cheese, place the other piece of flattened biscuit on top & close the edge with a fork or crimp it by hand.
Continue this with the rest of the biscuits 'til you've got them all stuffed & closed.
Pierce the tops with a fork to allow for venting.
Brush with olive oil or melted butter & cook according to package directions.
You can serve with a bit of the pasta sauce on the side for dipping.
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Eddie Bauer Baby Giveaway

I sure wish they had such awesome giveaways whaen I was expecting my little one. This would be a great gift to win, get those entries in now! Thanks for entering and Good Luck!!!

We proudly welcome you to the Eddie Bauer Baby Collection Giveaway Event hosted by the Iowa-Mom and Bay Area Mommy!

Thank you to our lovely co-hosts Simply Frugal Living and Learning to Limit!

Eddie Bauer Travel System
Travel in comfort and style with the Eddie Bauer Trailmaker Travel System. This stroller and infant car seat combination will help make all your journeys more enjoyable. The stroller features a handy parent tray with cup holder and a larger storage basket with easy, spring-down access for all the bigger gear you need to take along for the ride once out of the car. The 1-hand fold and stand with self-locking feature makes it easy to either stow in your vehicle or store at home. The included infant car seat transitions easily from stroller to car and then back again so that your little one will remain comfy on all legs of the trip!

Eddie Bauer Classic High Chair
Crafted to complement your home, the Eddie Bauer Classic High Chair features a dishwasher-safe insert tray that helps make cleanup simple. The high chair also has a convenient rear storage compartment that's perfect for bibs, baby food jars, and utensils! You'll love both the classic wood style and the convenience this high chair brings to your home.

Eddie Bauer Playard
Eddie Bauer offers parents a play yard that will take their little adventurer from nap to play and back again. Featuring a canopy with enchanting plush bears and a comforting Baby Module, nap time is sure to be peaceful, no matter what time of day. The Flip Away changer is there when you need it and easy to move out of the way when you don't. Remove the bassinet to reveal a roomy play yard that makes it easy to keep your baby close by, but not underfoot.