Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition

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Guess what just came out of the vault? Disney’s Ultimate Princess Fairy Tale, Sleeping Beauty! Now on Digital HD, Princess Aurora falls into an enchanted sleep. Of course, Good Fairies help Prince Phillip defeat a fire-breathing dragon and rescue her. This movie runs 75 minutes long and has subtitles in French, Spanish, English. This Combo pack comes with special bonus features, including:

Once Upon A Parade
Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains
@DisneyAnimation: ARTISTS IN MOTION (Extended Edition)
and some Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes!

How ever will he awaken the Princess? Perhaps a True Love’s kiss? We enjoyed a Sleeping Beauty party at our house in honor of this re-release! Check out the fun we had with Princess Cake pops, dress up and more!

You can get this movie for your little ones on Amazon for just $23.52 right now! (Think Christmas!) Grab it before it’s goes back into the vault.

Giveaway:

Want to win a copy for your little one? Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and drop me a link in the comments showing your share of this post! Winner will be chosen on 10/30 at 5PM CST.

ENDED: Baby’s First Halloween Fun at Babies“R”Us on Oct. 18th

P&G gave me a giveaway pack for this post. All opinions are my own and are honest.

I love Halloween! My kids get to dress up and I get to spoil all of the neighbor kids with treats! It’s so much fun! I also love that I get to play dress up with my girls! Does your family have Halloween Traditions?
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If you are looking for something fun to help get you excited about Halloween, then check out this FREE instore event at Babies“R”Us! Sponsored by both Babies“R”Us and Pampers, enjoy some Baby’s First Halloween fun on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.  All Babies“R”Us stores nationwide will be hosting a FREE in-store Halloween event for moms to celebrate Halloween with their babies! The events will include:
  •          Craft time where you and your baby can design a personal trick-or-treat bag
  •          A parade around the store where you and your baby can show of your Halloween costume
  •          Halloween story time where you can sit with other moms and babies and listen to a story from Highlights magazine
While you are instore, check out their awesome selection of Halloween costumes and don’t forget to stock up on Pampers Diapers! You don’t want any leaks while you are out enjoying your Halloween fun.
Score a deal with Pampers, with these great offers:
Get a FREE $10 Gift Card when you buy any two Pampers super packs of diapers. (valid 10/12-10/18)
Plus buy any Pampers value box of wipes for only $19.99. (REG $23.99) (valid 10/3-10/23)

Giveaway:

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I know you will want to enter this fun giveaway! To enter, simply follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then share this post on either FB or Twitter and then drop your share link in the comments for me! Giveaway ends on 10/20 at 5PM CST.
Giveaway includes:
  •        Pampers wipes
  •        $75 gift card to Babies “R” Us
  •        1 Year subscription to Highlights magazine
  •        1 Highlights book
  •        A Halloween trick-or-treat tote bag

Also, from 10/15-10/31: Share your baby’s Halloween photo with #BRUHalloween or enter at http://j.babiesrus.com/BRUHalloween for a chance to win a $1,000 Babies”R”Us Gift Card!

ENDED: Cooking (and cleaning) with Cascade Platinum

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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I love having a girls night out…and it’s even more fun having a girls night in! A few friends of mine recently came to my house and we did a mommy sleep over! We enjoyed sitting around and chatting and catching up. One brought some yummy wine over and we also ate tons…oh did we ever! Appetizers, main dishes, and even desserts!

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It was a lot of fun…until it was time to clean up. We stayed up late and didn’t want to bother with dishes. We blogged, chatted, laughed…and then slept…a little! The next day when we got up and loaded the dishwasher with the previous nights dirty dishes, we enjoyed chatting some more.

We didn’t have to do all of the scrubbing and dirty work, as Cascade Platinum did it for us! Seriously, no hand washing was needed! The caked on brownie pan was no match for Cascade Platinum, neither was the dish we baked the French Toast in!

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Each of my friends went home with Cascade Platinum to use on their dirty dishes at home!

Cascade Platinum’s superior technology achieves a clean so powerful it eliminates the need to pre-wash or pre-rinse dishes and even helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. Its advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine. Cascade Platinum is available at mass merchandise outlets, grocery retailers, home improvement stores and e-retail sites throughout the U.S. For a limited time, try Cascade Platinum risk-free. Connect with Cascade on Facebook and Twitter!

Giveaway:

Want to win a fun giveaway pack? Enter by sharing this post on your social media channels and leaving your link in the comments below. Make sure to add #cascadeshiningreviews in your social media shares as well! Super easy! Giveaway ends on 10/15 at 5PM CST.

  • 1 pack of Cascade Platinum
  • 1 Bottle of Cascade Rinse Aid
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Wine Topper
  • Sugar Sifter

Have an opinion to share? Head to the Cascade website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum including #CascadeShiningReviews. One reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher!

Personalized Family Christmas Ornaments

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This is the second year that we have ordered our family Christmas ornament from Ornaments with Love. I love their work! This year we ordered this one with the 6th person so we could include Janika, our foreign exchange student. I LOVE it! It’s a special keepsake that we will treasure forever!

Ornaments With Love has the most perfect personalized Christmas gifts for those on your list.

These are extra special gifts for the family who has moved, added a new member (pet included) or even make a really fun way to announce a pregnancy. If you do it to announce a pregnancy, simply add one with “baby” as the name! These also make great gifts for those who got married or had a baby in 2014. The date added on it helps give it meaning and makes it extra special.

I like to have a family ornament every year, as well as, buy an individual ornament for each kiddo based on what they are currently involved in at school or play.

Here are a few others the I really like:

Giveaway:

Want to win your own? Go enter this giveaway if you are a U.S. & Canadian resident! Just go to the Ornaments With Love website and find the ornament you like www.ornamentswithlove.com, then copy the link and leave it with a quick comment on this blog post.

For an extra entry, you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter or follow Ornaments with Love on Facebook, or Twitter.

Giveaway ends on 10/20 at 5PM CST>

*I was sent the Ornament pictured above for the purposed of this review. All opinions are my own.

ENDED: Pollo Tropical Eats and Treats (Giveaway!)

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We have eaten at Pollo Tropical a few times now and have falln in love with their TropiChops and wraps! I feel like I am eating clean when I eat there.

This past weekend we ate there on the patio! It was beautiful weather and I noticed this fun sign.

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Pollo Tropical has two locations in Frisco. There are ten different sauces to choose from! Pollo Tropical features tangy flavors of the Caribbean, Savory island spices, mixed herbs and citrus blends. Menu options include TropiChops, sandwhiches, salads, wraps, kids meals and family meals.

My personal favorite is their TropiChop with brown rice, lettuce, and grilled chicken breast. I topped it with a very creamy Cilantro Garlic sauce. Steve loves their Calypso Beef Wrap that includes grilled onions and peppers and he pairs it with Spicy Poyo-Poyo. I also like their Mango Iced Tea.

If you want to try it, you can go sign up for Pollo Rewards loyalty program and you will get a coupon for either a buy one get one free quarter chicken with two sides or $3 off a family meal.

Giveaway:

Winner will get a cute bag with lots of fun Pollo Tropical swag and coupons to try out their yummy food for FREE! Giveaway ends on 10/8 at 5PM CST.

ENDED: Are you ready for some Football? (+ Giveaway)

I have partnered with P&G, Family Dollar, and Pepsi to bring you this post. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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Are you ready for some football? We are in our house! My hubby is a Cowboys fan, so we decided to throw a game day party to get in the spirit. They are currently one and one, and need us to cheer them on to more victories!

Game day food is fun to make, and doesn’t have to take a lot of time. I grabbed the crockpot to make yummy Pepsi pulled pork sandwiches. (That recipe is coming on the blog soon!)

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I ran to Family Dollar and grabbed all of the essentials… chips, dips, paper products and more. We were set! Snacks to enjoy during the game and pulled pork sandwiches at half time! Shop your local Family Dollar for quick party supplies and eats.

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P&G has teamed up with Pepsi and Family Dollar to offer some fun decor that we used to create a fun party, you can download it for free here! Print your favorite teams logo’d penets for easy decor!

Once your house is decorated, and your friends are over for the big game…RELAX. Enjoy the game and yummy snacks.

Giveaway:

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a Game Day party pack, complete with your favorite P&G products, as well as a giftcard to Family Dollar where you can pick up game day eats and treats! To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me about your Game Day decor, eats, prep, recipes or anything else you think would help others have a rocking party! Giveaway ends on 9/25 at 5 PM CST. Prize pack is shown below.

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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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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.

ENDED: 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