Download Pictopia: Disney Edition Trivia App for FREE! (+ Giveaway)

Check out this new fun app! You can download the Pictopia: Disney Edition Trivia App for FREE! I have downloaded it and love that it’s a picture trivia game that I can play alone or with friends! I have been playing against my 9 yr old and she is pretty good at it!
*Please note that within the app you do have the option to purchase an additional Disneyland Theme Park Trivia Pack for just 99¢!

Giveaway:

Answer the question on the picture below (leave your answer in the comments!) for your chance to win a $25 iTunes giftcard! Winner will be chosen on 9/6 at 5PM CST. Good luck!

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Back to School Savings with Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Phones4School #CollectiveBias

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Going back to school is intimidating if you are at a new school. We have a foreign exchange student living with us for the next 10 months and everything is so different here then it was for her in Korea. I took her to enroll today and it was scary for me! Choosing classes and how the schedule changes on a daily basis and then add that one of the classes is off campus. Very hectic and confusing. Above and beyond that, we went to test out the code on the locker…and couldn’t get it unlocked! Janika doesn’t know ANYONE besides our family…and she barely knows us at that! We needed something to help us out! Something with Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web!

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We needed a way to connect and talk through out the day and Walmart Family Mobile saved the day on this one! We didn’t want to get locked into a long term contract, but needed the ability to text and call each other. We went to Walmart and headed over to the electronics department where we found the display that you see pictured above! We picked out the Alcatel One Touch Fierce on sale for $99.88. We are paying just $34.88/month Unlimited Talk, Text & Web service plan. With this phone, we also needed to purchase a $25.00 starter kit. It took less then 10 minutes to set up the new phone line. The Alcatel One Touch Fierce is very simple to use and has an awesome touch screen as well as a sleek design. 

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This phone is great for our family because we never have to worry about going over on text messages or data. Janika is 15, and I am more then sure she will be texting up a storm before we know it. This phone is light weight and will easily fit into her back pocket. I love that it was a great price and the service is strong in our area…which means minimal dropped calls. If you are considering getting your kiddo a phone as they go back to school, this is a great one! Cheap, slim, and everything they need to stay connected. Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 10.35.59 PM

You can read more about the Alcatel One Touch Fierce and the Walmart Family Mobile plan here. You can also connect with Walmart Family Mobile on Twitter! Follow their handle: @FamilyMobile

 

Giveaway Winners!

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I’ve had a few giveaways end and here are the winners! If you see your name, please check your email for your email confirmation and reply back asap so I can get your prize sent to you!

  • Disney DVDs: SueAnne, Angela, Jenn L
  • Sol Republic: Lindsey
  • Pampers: Jamie
  • Wall Pop: Rebecca

The following giveaways are still active, go enter!

 

Getting ready for Back to School Routines

I was invited to participate in a fun Sponsored California Raisins #SnacktoSchool party. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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We have one more week before the girls go back to school. I’ve got to admit, I am excited about routine again! It’s been nice to sleep in and not have to wake at any given time, but there is something about routine that is soothing! Here are a few things that come to mind when I think back to school:

1.) Quick and Easy Breakfasts

2.) Packing healthy lunches

3.) After school snacks

These three things all are struggles for me. I wish I were more prepared, but often times I am not. As we start this school year, I want to plan a little better. For breakfasts, I am going to try to bounce between these four items: yogurt/toast, cereal, waffles, and homemade muffins. Muffins are easy to make the day before and my girls seem to do well with them. I made a test run of Cinnamon Raisin muffins to see if the girls like them. Super simple to make and they DID enjoy them. Here’s the recipe:

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Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe

Incredients:
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar (Can sub splenda)
1 egg
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup California Raisins

TOPPING:
1/2 cup sugar (can sub Splenda)
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted

  1. Mix shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk until well combined. Last, fold in California Raisins.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups half full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Last, Melt butter in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip muffin tops in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Super simple! For lunches, I like to pack easy and sometimes prepackaged items. A normal days lunch includes:

sandwich, chips, fruit, yogurt, and a drink.  The fruit is usually one of the following: apple sauce, mixed fruit, an apple, or raisins. Changing it up is key!

And last, I love having a snack for my hungry girls when they come home. They always ask for something on the walk home. With a little planning, I can have snacks prepped and ready to go. I love offering healthy options. One thing that they really enjoy is applies with peanut butter. To mix things up, I sometimes stir raisins into the peanut butter before giving it to them to dip.

We recently attended a fun #SnacktoSchool party and here are a few of my favorite pictures!

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California Raisins are a great addition to any snack on meal and are an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit you can feel good about sending with your kids as they head back to school or offering as an after-school snack. The ingredient list says it all: Raisins.

Both convenient and portable, California Raisins are a great choice for wholesome, healthy, on-the-go snacking. They are a great value, too. According to the USDA, raisins are the most economical dried fruit. They have Zero fat, no cholesterol and no added sugar. Plus, raisins offer 9% of your daily fiber and potassium, and 6% of your daily iron (per quarter cup serving).

Visit http://bit.ly/1qOeEps for more information about California Raisins and find them on Facebook  where you can sign up to receive a California Raisins prize pack! Limited supply; while quantities last.

Giveaway:

Want to win a Fun Raisin Prize pack consisting of a stuffed raisin plushie, snack container and other raisin related items?(ARV $15.00). Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Raisin related snack is. Can have Raisins in it, on it, but they must be part of the snack! Giveaway ends on 8/27 at 5PM CST.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf California Raisins.

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Sweaty kids and Stinky Shoes

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Going back to school reminds me of the fun after school routines we have. The kids love to go to the park and play for a bit on our way home. I let them. They need the physical exercise and I love rummaging thru their backpacks while they play. They don’t normally play long before one asks for a snack or has to use the bathroom.

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We make the short 10 minute walk home and they are so hot and tired. And they stink. The odor is piercing. It makes me nauseous. Then one of the kids kicks off their stinky shoes and that odor hits me. It’s bad! I make them put the shoes up quickly and gag for a few more minutes from the nasty kid sweat smell.

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I am armed with a plan of action this year. I will no longer have to breathe thru the stinky smells. I was sent a few Febreze items to conduct a NoseBlind test with some friends and here is what that looked like:

1.) Inital smell in the house, that I don’t smell, but my guests do
2.) Popped popcorn smell in the house, everyone smells this
3.) Febreze sprayed
4.) No one smells popped popcorn

Until I participated in this fun NoseBlind test, I had no clue that Febreze worked so quickly to neutralize odors. I thought finding something to mask odors was key. Nope, neutralizing them is key!

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So I will have Febreze on hand to spray when sweaty kids and stinky shoes try to take over with their unpleasant smells. What do you use to keep these odors at bay in your home.

You can follow Febreze on Twitter or “like” them on Facebook for deals, coupons and more.

Giveaway:

One lucky MyCRAZYSavings reader will win:
$60 AMEX gift card!
1 Febreze Air Effects
1 Febreze Fabric Refresher
1 Febreze Noticeables with refill
1 Febreze Candle

Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post sharing what smell you are most #noseblind to. You can get additional entries if you tweet your answer and use #noseblind in your tweet. Drop your link in the comments for that to count as well! Giveaway ends on 9/1 at 5PM CST.

Disney’s Frozen Birthday Party Fun

We were sent a few Frozen themed items for the purposes of this review. 

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You are not surprised to read that we had a Frozen party today for my (almost) 6 yr old! Frozen has been a very  popular party choice for the past year and it’s still the first choice of many. With it being so popular, it can be difficult to find party supplies. I am fairly creative and can accent with simple colors and basic items. The plates and napkins are hard to find instore….so I went to my favorite online party supplier, Oriental Trading and they had plenty and it was IN STOCK! They have free shipping often and I was able to score all that I needed for our party! Their prices are great and I love that they offer such a huge variety of options.

I also got the fun blue rock candy and pink striped straws from Oriental Trading. Check out their whole line of Frozen items!

Right now you can get FREE shipping on orders of $39 or more when you use coupon code: CY1480014

*If you are near North Dallas and want the most delicious cake pops around, reach out to Megan at BlackFlour. Those pictured above are from her amazing bakery! She is super talented and make almost anything!

Stop Acne with Silk’n Blue Acne #SilknProducts

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Silk’n Blue. I received products to facilitate this review to thank me for participating.

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I am in my 30′s and I still get acne. I didn’t have it horribly bad as a teen, and it’s not horrible now, but man o man…I get some painful acne at times. I’ve been testing out a Silk’n Blue Acne device for about six weeks now and can tell a big difference with the my jawline. I used to get acne there and they were the kind that HURT! I’ve been using the Silk’n Blue twice a day for 3-5 minutes. It’s very simple to use! This little Hand-held light device provides a gentle synergistic power of fractional blue light (same as what is used in dermatologists offices). It possesses a built-in temperature sensor (prevents the device from exceeding 41°C / 106°F) so it’s completely safe! This sure beats all of the face scrubs and creams. Mess FREE! No need to buy any extra products. It’s so easy, I use it in my car at stop lights. Hold until the light turns green…it’s really that simple. It doesn’t get too hot to touch and it’s safe. I love that it comes with a rechargeable base which makes it easy charge at night.

If you are currently using a physician prescribed AHA, BHA, Reitn-A, topical retinoids or azelaic acid, have been treated with Accutane (isotretinoiin) within the past 6 months or have a history of herpes outbreaks in the area of treatment then you should consult a physician before using it. The Silk’n Blue should not be treated on: Eczema, psoriasis, lesions, open wounds.

Benefits of the Silk’n Blue include:

  • Starts neutralizing bacteria immediately; prevents future breakouts
  • Fast and visible results – get best results of clear, beautiful skin in 3-7 weeks
  • Clinically proven and dermatologist-recommended
  • Natural, drug free solution (avoid harmful effects of Accutane, avoid drying out skin like some skin cleansers)
  • Dual-energy for bacteria destruction and acne prevention
  • FDA-approved and Health Canada-cleared  

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Use Coupon code EXTRATWENTY to get an additional 20% off until Sept 30 2014.

Here is my video review incase you like to see it in action!

 

Saving Time with T-Mobile Free Data for Life on the Trio AXS Tablet

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TrioTablet #CollectiveBias

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As you know, I’m a mom to three little princesses! We are BUSY! We love to be on the move and try to take in as much as life as we have energy for each day! This is great for making memories and family fun, but it often leaves me up at night burning the midnight oil…trying to play catch up and get it all done. Who knew that T-Mobile free data would change things for me!

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I’ve often said that I would get so much more done through out the day if I had internet while I wait. I spend a lot of time waiting. I wait to pick up my kids after school, I wait while they are at ball practice, I wait at the Orthodontists office (I have two getting treatments currently!) and I wait at the gym for class to start…often 15-20 minutes. That’s a lot of minutes that I could be productive. You are going to love hearing about how I am gaining some precious minutes back with my family each evening thanks to an awesome promo that Walmart has going on right now!

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You are going to think that this is too good to be true when I tell you…and it just might be! If you purchase the T-Mobile Trio AXS Quad Core Tablet which comes with T-Mobile Free Data for life! Yes, you read that correctly…data for life! Currently this tablet is priced at $179.99 and it comes with 200 mb of data each month for the life of the tablet. You don’t pay a monthly fee. How cool is that? The 200MB of free data each month for the life of the tablet on T-Mobile’s advanced nationwide 4G network is beyond awesome and perfect for keeping me connected and ahead of the game.

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This is perfect for those on the go that need to stay connected! Now that I have this awesome Tablet, I am able to stay on top of things and I am not missing out on the bedtime snuggles with my girls. I am able to use those 10-15 minute windows of time to get things done online, so that I can enjoy evenings with my kids. It’s so awesome! I charge the tablet at night and it slides perfectly into my purse. I can use it at home with my wi-fi and then use the 4G data when I am out and about!

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When I went to Walmart, I simply bought the T-Mobile Trio AXS Quad Core Tablet and brought it home. Once at home, I connected to wi-fi and then it was just a few simple steps away from being set up for TMobile 4G data. I did not have to enter any payment info to set up the 4G service. Super simple! If you want more than 200MB per month of Free Data for Life, T-Mobile-connected tablet, T-Mobile and Walmart offer affordable, flexible and overage-free tablet data plans.

I am heading out on a trip this weekend and let me tell you I HATE car rides. I feel trapped and often tons of things that I need to get done run thru my head while riding along. This is going to be perfect for my trip! I can work and get things done, worry free! This tablet is about 7-7.5 inches big and is slim and sleek. It’s very user friendly and simple to use.

How would having Data for Life be a game changer for you and your busy schedule?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Classic’s now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy Today, Aug. 12th

If your family loves Disney as much as ours does, then you won’t want to miss out on the release of classic Disney films on August 12th!

Music plays a huge role in Disney films and these classics are no exception to the Disney magic. Today marks the release of

as they release for the first time ever on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Copy August 12th!

We were sent the above mentioned copies to check out…and it was a Disney Marathon at our house! My girls LOVE all of the fun songs in these classics! Grab some popcorn and get excited because you can enter to win your own set!

Giveaway:

Three will win a combo pack! To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me which of the five you are most excited about owning! For an extra entry, you can share this giveaway on FB or Twitter and leave a link to your share in the comments! Giveaway ends on 8/21 at 5PM CST1

Jamming with SOL REPUBLIC Deck Wireless Speaker

Summer is coming to an end and I am soaking up every last minute of it! From dance parties at home to pool parties with friends, we are living it up! To make our time together more memorable, we have been adding music! It’s so much fun to sing and let loose, or relax and chill out! And let’s face it…my iPhone speakers are not loud enough for a full jam fest!

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I was recently sent a SOL REPUBLIC DECK: a wireless speaker, with unprecedented range and versatility to check out. This has been a game changer for us! It’s blue tooth ability allows me to connect with no cords! We take it to the pool, to the park, and I even listen to music in the shower thru it! It’s awesome!

I’ve been using my SOL REPUBLIC headphones for a while now and this is equally as cool! We are planning a birthday party for my youngest and I plan to use this to stream her favorite music! With 25 people, it might be tough to hear the music, but I think that this speaker is up to the challenge. I can be 300 ft away from the speaker and it will continue to stream! This speaker has an outdoor boost on it to allow for maximum use! Here is the other nice thing… upto 5 people can pair and stream thru it.

Giveaway:

SOL REPUBLIC is partnering with me to give away one of these awesome speakers to one of my readers! To enter this giveway, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you would use this speaker at! If you want an additional entry, share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or on Instagram. Leave a link in the comments to your post. Giveaway ends on 8/21 at 5PM CST.

Here is a list of other items that are great for your Back to School adventures:

  • RELAYS: the active in-ear headphones that keep up with you no matter what the day brings. I love the versatility of these. Perfect for the active student, involved in activities and always on the move.
  • TRACKS: their signature $99 model that provides superior sound at the price point (on-ear). These are great for day-to-day usage. Perfect for the kid always on the go.
  • TRACKS AIR: the first wireless headphones from SOL REPUBLIC, in collaboration with Motorola. My personal favorite!
  • COLLEGIATE: their custom collegiate Tracks, they have over 100 universities licensed. Perfect for those students who already have their favorite team (and mega college spirit!) Full list of available teams here (if it isn’t here, they don’t have that school yet).