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After School Snacks Made Quick & Easy With Bagel Bites and Delimex!!! #AfterSchoolSnacks

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My little boys make me laugh, they love to dress in costumes.  Their costumes get a lot of mileage around this house and I think their stash would out weigh any girl with a trunk full of princess garb.  My boys have every superhero costume, police costumes, army costumes, fireman costumes and so many more.  My boys play hard and they have superhero size appetites that seem to strike all at once.  My five-year old usually says, “I’m so hungry, I’m starving, I have to eat right now!”  When he gets to that point, he needs to eat fast but I also want to make sure it is nutritious.

Bagel Bites and Delimex fit both those criteria, they are fast, nutritious and easy to make snacks.  Parents can feel good knowing Bagel Bites are  made with real cheese, homemade sauce and 0g trans fat.   With school back in session soon, Bagel Bites and Delimex make the grade for quick, tasty after school snacks!

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I keep our freezer filled with them and just recently went to my local Walmart to stock up.  I bought Three Cheese and Cheese & pepperoni  Bagel Bites along with Delimex white meat Chicken  & Cheese Taquitos and Beef & Cheese Taquitos.  There are more varieties to choose from and they are conveniently located in the frozen food section.  Click HERE to save $1 on Delimex!  Click HERE to save $1.50 on Bagel Bites and Browse Some Recipes!

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When you are ready to make them, you can choose to cook them in a conventional oven or the microwave.  The microwave option is great for older kids who are able to use the microwave to prepare a tasty after school snack by themselves.

So far today my kids have been Captain America, The Hulk, Army Men and changed back into The Hulk before going to bed.  They had super hero capers to solve, wars to win and bad guys to capture.  Being the mom of these super busy boys, I am so glad I don’t have to be a superhero to make  them a satisfying snack served fast. I like to have the boys take part in adding some colorful veggies to their bagel bites.  I cut up yellow and red heirloom tomatoes, multi color sweet peppers and put out sliced mushrooms and olives for them to add.

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I serve the Bagel Bites and Taquitos with raw baby carrots and grapes and in no time my refueled superheroes are off to save the world!

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Sharing My Coffee Journey With Mr Coffee® & Millstone®!!! #CoffeeJourneys Giveaway!!!

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Growing up, whenever I heard the familiar quick double ring of the doorbell, I knew without a doubt,  behind that door stood my favorite uncle.  The sound of the doorbell had me acting like Pavlov’s dog because after letting him in, I started a fresh pot of coffee.

There was no question if he would like some or not, it was a given.  Coffee was a catalyst for bringing us all together.  When the coffee was ready we would all gather round the table or sit on the deck with my parents and whatever siblings were home and talk, laugh and share memories.

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Coffee is the way I start my morning, it’s something I share with friends, it’s comfort, it means talking with family, sharing time alone or sitting back and watching my kids play. Coffee is weaved throughout my life and it’s more than a drink, it’s a link that joins people together, it’s my #coffeejourney.

Some of my greatest memories of my parents, who are no longer with me, are the talks we had over coffee.  Even as a child, before I drank coffee, the familiar smell was comforting and it meant that I could dip a shortbread cookie in my dad’s cup and savor a bit of the grown up drink that always drew people together.

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As a mom of five, I understand that interruptions are a part of life but cold coffee shouldn’t have to be.  The Mr Coffee® 10 Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker has moms covered and I can always come back to find fresh hot coffee in the sleek, stainless steel carafe.

 

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Simple pleasures are some of the best and for me, wrapping my hands around a hot mug of rich, flavorful  Millstone® coffee is the ultimate.  Millstone® has a great selection of coffee that works so well in the Mr. Coffee® drip coffee maker.

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My favorites are the flavored coffee, the smell of French Vanilla wafting through the house gets everyone’s attention.  To learn about the Journey of the Bean and get some great insight into Millstone® coffee just click HERE!

Mr. Coffee® 10-Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker and Millstone® coffees are available at Walmart.  I went to Walmart to purchase the Mr. Coffee® 10-Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker and Millstone® coffees.

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The coffee maker is easy to start using right out of the box.  Just a quick rinse and wash of the water reservoir, filter basket and carafe and you are ready to brew.  I purchased a reuseable Mr Coffee basket filter because I find it more eco-friendly and cost-effective than using disposable paper filters.

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The side mounted, filter basket is removable and makes filling a breeze.  The removable water reservoir allows for easy filling at the sink. The water filter that’s included  fits in the top of the filter basket and will remove up to 97% of chlorine  from the water.  There is a handy red, sliding clip on the top that lets you select the month you put the filter in so that you know when it is time to change it.

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The clock is easy to operate and you can set it for delayed brewing.  The Fresh Brew Timer ensures your coffee is hot and fresh.  You can brew 10 cups of coffee in less than 7 minutes, and if you just can’t wait, there’s a pause and serve feature.

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The clean cycle helps eliminate any calcium build up.  The stylish, vacuum-insulated stainless steel carafe keep your first cup as hot and fresh as your last.

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I saved the best for last because you can WIN a Mr Coffee® 10 Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker with a bag of Millstone® French Vanilla flavored coffee!!!  To enter just use the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck!!! Open to US residents in the contiguous 48 states.

While you are entering, I need to go because it won’t be long until I am interrupted by that familiar door bell ring.  These days taking time for conversation and coffee with my 89-year-old uncle are more precious than ever!

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Gourmet Dinner & Movie Date Night Idea for Under $20!!! #KYDateNight #ad

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My husband and I don’t  get the chance to go out by ourselves much.  With five kids, including two little ones, no family nearby and very busy schedules, date nights out of our home are not in the cards at this time.  However, just because we can’t get out for a “date” doesn’t mean we can’t stay in and still have a great date night.

Sure, you need to get a little creative, but where there’s a will there’s a way right?  If you’re in the same boat and want to do something special for you and your love, I hope this inspires you.  My husband and I had a land and sea dinner with balsamic marinated skirt steak and shrimp scampi, all the food was delivered fresh from Plated.com.  We also watched a great movie on Vudu.com which we turned into a real theater experience with popcorn and our favorite movie theater candy.

Do you think that sounds like it might be expensive?  What if I told you that it was included in a special package of K-Y Yours + Mine couples lubricants?  It was, and the K-Y Yours + Mine was under $15 at Walmart.  You can easily spend 6 times that going out to a gourmet dinner and a movie.  You would not even be able to buy 2 movie tickets for $15 in most theaters not to mention the price they charge for popcorn, candy and drinks!

Walmart has specially marked boxes of K-Y Yours + Mine that include gift codes to Plated.com and Vudu.com (a $40 value)!

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We lucked out big time because Plated.com had a special when we went online to order our dinner and doubled the amount of dinners.  We then picked out a land and a sea option!  On Vudu.com you can browse form hundreds of movies that will stream instantly for you.

There are a lot of ways you can enhance the date night experience at home.  Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration where you can find some date night theme printables that will add a lot of fun.  Pop up some popcorn and instead of eating it out of the bag, put it in some fun popcorn containers, then head off to the big candy bins that are in Walmart and pick out some boxes of your favorites.  You can also whip up some special deserts to have after dinner too!

Put the kids to bed early and then have fun preparing dinner together. My husband and I like to cook and with Plated it was so easy to get to the fun part. Everything was sent fresh to us along with the recipes so there was no shopping or planning on our part. We had a lovely dinner of balsamic marinated skirt steak with creamy, corn polenta and shrimp scampi with cauliflower bruschetta.

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After dinner we took our dessert, candy and popcorn into the family room.  We fired up the big screen and browsed the available movies on Vudu.com and picked our movie.

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 After movie time, it’s time to move the party upstairs with K-Y Yours + Mine.  We had a date night that rocked all night long!

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T.G.I. Friday’s Frozen Snacks Are Perfect To Team Up With Game Day Entertaining!!!

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With our large family and my older kid’s friends always over, it’s like a party every day at our house.  I sometimes feel like we have a revolving door and you never know who’s going to pop over.  With older boys and their friends, I can tell you that we always have hungry people in our house.

Now, when you add an event like the big game to the agenda, you can be sure there better be plenty of great snacks and tasty food for the sports fans to munch on.  They say go big or go home, that’s how we feel about a lot of things but certainly how we plan when entertaining during game time!  My husband likes to cook especially when we have friends and family coming by to relax and enjoy a big game day with us.

My husband can be found making his signature chili and serving it with cubes of cheddar cheese for an unbelievable hearty bowl of comfort food.  Chips and dips of all kinds, cold drinks, and we always like to have some finger foods like wings too.  T.G.I. Friday’s has some amazing appetizers available in the freezer section of your local Walmart store now!

Choose from Frozen Snacks of Delicious Wings with Honey BBQ Sauce, Loaded Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins,Boneless Chicken Bites with Honey BBQ Sauce, Mozzarella Sticks, Jalapeno Poppers and much more.  These appetizers are easy to prepare and let you spend time with your family and friends watching the game without sacrificing taste or quality.

I picked some up recently from the well-stocked freezer section at Walmart.  There are regular and even value sizes of some varieties to choose from, and  you better believe  when the value size was available, I chose that and loaded up my cart.  I checked out and drove home and my husband put the treats in our extra freezer.

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Imagine my surprise the next day when I went to get the boxes and found considerably less then I purchased.  Apparently, my older boys found the stash while getting some ice cream.  Enticed seeing the colorful T.G.I Friday’s packaging and even more intrigued by the pictures of their favorite Friday’s foods, those snacks never had a chance.  Needless to say, there was quite a dent put in my stash.  Oh well, what are you going to do, the story of living with teenagers!  I never need to worry about my little ones doing that yet, give them time though.

So I took what I had left and prepared a sampling buffet for us to try so we could get a feel for our favorites.  I cooked what was left of the wings, boneless chicken, loaded potato skins and poppers.  I left some of the chicken uncoated for my little guys but they ended up wanting the sauce.  I think it’s nice though that you can keep some plain for those who prefer that.  Everything cooked very quickly and disappeared just as fast which is a testimony to how good it tasted!

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I even managed to get a plate of goodies and have to tell you everything was great and felt like it was delivered from T.G.I Friday’s right to our house.  If you are in need of appetizers to enjoy with your family and friends during big games, parties or any other occasion, try Friday’s in your freezer.  I even found a coupon at for $1.50 off 3 T.G.I Friday’s Frozen Snacks, click HERE to get one!

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Walmart Family Mobile Has The Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans!!!

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I am one of those moms who has kids ranging from young adults to preschoolers.  When your older kids start driving, believe me, you’re going to want to know you can reach them and that they have the capability to call if anything happens.

However, it can be very costly for everyone to have a smart phone not to mention an unlimited family mobile plan. That’s why I am so excited about Walmart Family Mobile, it’s the lowest price unlimited talk, text & data/web plan!

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You can purchase a variety of smart phones for under $100 with some under $50 right now!  I went to Walmart today to purchase a gift from my son for Valentine’s Day!  I bought him the Evolve Smart Phone and it was just $79.00!  Walmart’s lowest priced unlimited  plans for talk, text and web are just $39.99 a month!  There’s no contract and you just pay monthly.

The low price gets lower when you add a line because you save $5 when you add other family members to the unlimited plan.  That’s a great value and much less than we are paying with our contract service.

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With phones and unlimited plans this affordable, staying in touch with everyone is easy and the peace of mind it gives me is priceless.  Since many families are now receiving their tax return, this may just be something you want to consider using it toward. Unlimited plans are so great because you don’t need to worry about anyone going over their minutes or data/web allotment and then being slapped with huge fees you didn’t plan on.

It couldn’t have been easier to buy the phone and the start-up for the Family Mobile Plan.  As I made my way to the electronics department, I immediately saw the display with the phones and signage about Walmart’ s Lowest Priced Unlimited Plan.

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 A very nice young man immediately approached me and was very knowledgable about the phones and plan.  I told him I wanted to buy the OneTouch Evolve and he picked the phone for me, then I asked him how it works with setting up the unlimited plan and he told me I needed the start-up pack,  picked the right one and told me I could activate it online or on the phone.

That was it, I paid and was on my way.  Of course I picked up a Valentine’s gift bag for the gift that keeps on giving.  When I got home I wrapped it up and put it in the gift bag and now to wait and see his reaction.  I know he will just love it! I will update with his reaction.

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Happy 25th Birthday To The Energizer Bunny!!! Get A $10 Walmart Card with Purchase of 2 Packs of Energizer Max Batteries!!!

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Did you know the Energizer Bunny is celebrating his 25th Birthday?  The bunny that keeps going and going is also sharing gifts with all of us!  Right now you can purchase 2 specially marked packages of Energizer Max Batteries and qualify to receive a $10 Walmart Gift Card!  With the holidays coming buying 2 packages of batteries is a cinch!  Remember when buying gifts this holiday season, especially gifts for kids, check and see if they require batteries.  If they do, buy them and give them with the gift!  I was lucky my dad was the battery king and in our walk in pantry he had a large stock of batteries of all kinds.  We had big Christmas Eve gatherings that were spared the crying and whining because of this stash.  I cannot tell you how many kids received gifts that needed batteries and the giver had not taken that in consideration.

 

My husband with our 2 packs of Energizer Max Batteries!

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My husband pointing out the $10 Gift Card Offer when you purchase 2 packs of Energizer Max Batteries!!!

 

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I have heard horror stories of parents hunting around for batteries to power up a child’s new toy, even making desperate swaps from the remote, flashlights or other battery-powered devices to try and save the day.  This can all be avoided if we make sure to include the batteries with the gifts we give.

Our house now runs much like mine as a child, my husband is the battery king in our home and we have a nice stash of batteries. We are  ready for anyone who does stop by with a gift for our kids and forgets the batteries.  You might want to take advantage of this special promotion to stock up on popular Energizer Batteries and to buy them for the gifts you are giving.  You get a nice gift back in the way of a $10 Walmart Card by mail!

We went all out in celebrating The Energizer Bunny’s birthday and made a pink cake with my signature buttercream icing. Even the Hulk and a fire fighter stopped by to wish the Bunny a very happy quarter of a century birthday!!!  Look for the special display at your local Walmart and take advantage of this offer, because you know soon it will be going and going away!

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So what are you waiting for?  Go out there and get your batteries and your $10 Walmart Gift Card.  I love that it’s the Energizer Bunny’s Birthday but I am getting a gift too!  It’s an added bonus because I would be buying the batteries anyway and now I get a special perk that I could use on coffee, candy, or more batteries!!!

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