Getting Organized with a Meal Planner

I was provided a Meal Planner for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own and are honest!
il_570xN.639040240_6hstWe added one more to our family a few months ago (Foreign Exchange student) and it has lead me to really try harder to get organized. I bought a calendar and have been able to keep who is going where straight, but it didn’t help with my grocery shopping or meal planning!


I have a fun blogger friend in Dallas who happens to have a fun Etsy shop and sells Meal Planners and she sent me one to review.  I did a short video review so that you can see how awesome her planner really is! It has really helped me to sit down and plan ahead. I love the grocery list that is easily detachable!

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.

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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)



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 for a chance to win a $1,000 Babies”R”Us Gift Card!

HOT Deal on Pottery Barn Kids Backpack ($14.99 Shipped!)

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HURRY over to Pottery Barn Kids and order a backpack for as low as $14.99! You will also get FREE shipping when you use coupon code: FREESHIP. This is the one that Maci has and we LOVE it! Great quality! (I just ordered her another one for next year!)

The FREE shipping ends on Monday, Oct 13th! So order ASAP!

Dinging at Salata: Light at Night


If you are looking for a yummy, fresh made salad, then you will want to try out Salata. Salata has several locations in the DFW area and I got to try out their newest one, in Frisco.

You can choose from 7 different types of lettuce to get your salad started. Once you tell them what you want, the possibilities are endless. I choose the romaine and then added everything that I love. I got the herb dressing and they also tossed in grilled chicken. My salad was SOO good!


They also have kids meals as well. My daughter went with me and got a wrap. It was custom for what she wanted in it! 

Salata also has an awesome variety of teas to choose from! Next time you are out and about, stop by Salata for a quick FRESH healthy meal.

Sign up for Salata’s mobile club by simply texting “Salata” to 777111. You will get a B1G1 FREE Salad or Wrap coupon offer, just for signing up. Additionally, if you sign up before Oct. 20, you’ll be eligible to take part in Salata’s current ‘Eat Light at Night’ offers – exclusive deals that are sent straight to your phone for you to redeem after 4 p.m. at Salata. Sign up and go try it out!

Zulily: Adorable Clothes for Girls

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Zulily has tons of sales each day! I have fallen in love with the boutique style outfits that come with great prices! There are so many awesome sales that go live each day! Check out the Jelly the Pug Holiday sale to find this dress and others like it!

Have I mentioned how expensive having ALL girls is? Thankful for deals like this to help me save!

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.


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!


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!

FREE Magnet from Shutterfly

Go get your FREEBIE! Receive 1 free magnet of any size featuring a favorite photo of your choice, with promo code MAGNETIZE from Shutterfly.

Offer expires October 8, 2014 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for one free magnet through Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on glass magnets, prepaid plans, gift certificates, other products, prior purchases, purchases made on the Shutterfly iPhone, iPad and Android apps or Shutterfly Pro Galleries. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

Save 15% off Halloween Party Supplies


Planning a Halloween party? We are! We always have a potluck and invite friends and neighbors! Right now you can save 15% off Halloween Party Supplies at Celebrate Express! Use coupon code: october15 good thru 10/31/2014! You will also get FREE shipping on orders of $75 or more!


Save 25% off Janie and Jack

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Check out this deal! Save 25% off your entire purchase at Janie and Jack with code JJEXCLUSIVE

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I love this outfit!

Personalized Family Christmas Ornaments



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:


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, 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.