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.

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).

 

Pampers New Baby Wipes Designs (+ Giveaway)

*I am a Pampers Baby Board Blogger and I was sent the gift you see pictured below. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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Pampers has three new Wipes designs that hit the shelves this month! They are adorable…and yours truly got to help choose the designs along side other Pampers Baby Board members at our meet up a few months ago! I love the new designs so much! What are your thoughts?

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I love them all! I use Pampers wipes for EVERYTHING! We had a game truck party a few months ago and we used them to clean sticky fingers off before playing. Popsicle stickiness, gone! Spilled lotion on the couch, no biggie. Pampers wipes to the rescue! My kids use them a lot and if it’s not a bath night, I make them use them to freshen up some. Love love love Pampers wipes! Very durable and perfect for every family! From tiny bums to big messes…they get the job done! Here is more info about them. If you can’t read it, click on it to see a bigger graphic!

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Giveaway:

Pampers is always so generous to offer a rocking giveaway to one of my most loyal readers! Enter to win the items that you see pictured below! (Awesome, right?) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me the three things you use Pampers wipes for in your family.  Giveaway ends on 8/21 at 5PM CST

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Getting Organized to go Back to School (+ Giveaway!)

I have partnered with Wall Pops to show you a fun way to get organized for Back to School! Plus they are providing a giveaway! All opinions are mine and are honest.

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I have a space in my house that I like to keep all things school related. We try really hard to keep everything contained to that area! I have also this year, added a calendar to help keep us moving in the right direction and on the same page! With three kids, a husband who travels and my PTA and Gym schedule, I need to SEE what we have going on each day. My kids also enjoy seeing what we have planned.

To organize this space as a Back to School area:

I bought cheap hooks at Hobby Lobby for the girls. I found ones that had each kids initials on them. They know that this is where their backpacks must hang each night. All homework and books must stay in them as well. I have found that having a “home” for items makes me feel much more organized.

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I was sent the Black Wall Pop Calendar to check out and we love it! It fits great on the back of our garage door and we can easily add to the schedule or erase off what is no longer needed.

We have our key hook on the last wall as a great place to keep them handy to grab just before we leave.

Giveaway:

With school starting in a few short weeks, Wall Pops thought it would be fun to partner with me to giveaway one of these calendars as seen above to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this blog post telling us where you would put the Wall Pop and how it would help your family. Giveaway ends on 8/15 at 5PM CST.

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to DFW (+ Giveaway!) #RBBBDFW

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is heading to Dallas FortWorth later this month! Andre McClain, Ringmaster and America’s favorite cowboy takes the Ringling Bros.® reins and accompanied by his horse Comanche, leads his Built To Amaze! funny and mischievous super circus supervisors, to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world’s best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart pounding performances. Ringling Bros. is thrilled to introduce nine-time international award winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia. Also new to Ringling Bros. is the Tower Tumblers, a troupe of competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine who launch themselves from trampolines to scale, repel and pass through a three-story high translucent tower. Ringling Bros. brings a spirited and fiery competition of basketball with the next generation of whirling unicyclists, the legendary King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City!

For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit them on Facebook.

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Performance Schedule:

Dallas’ American Airlines Center, July 30- August 10
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Wed, July 30, 7:30PM
Thu, July 31, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 1, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 2, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 3, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM
Tue, Aug 5, 7:30PM
Wed, Aug 6, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 7, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 8, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 9, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 10, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM

Fort Worth Convention Center, August 13-17
1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Wed, Aug 13, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 14, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 15, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 16, 11:30PM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 17, 3:00PM

Ticket Information

Tickets are currently available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $105 (Circus Celebrity), $75 (Front Row), $50 (VIP), $30, $22, $15. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling toll free 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations and at the arena’s box offices.

Giveaway:

Wanna win some tickets? Ringling Brothers is providing my family with tickets to enjoy the show opening night AND they are providing me with a family four pack giveaway! Enter to win through July 31st at 7:30PM CST. by leaving a comment on this blog post with who you would take or what your favorite circus act is! For extra entries, Tweet or Share on Facebook, then leave another comment. (I have share buttons on the left hand side of the screen which make it super easy to share!) Giveaway ends on July 21st at 5PM CST. Winner can only win on ONE site, not on multiple sites.

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