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Batching Errands For The Win With Walmart & Pennzoil #DropShopAndOil

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I just finished creating the curriculum for a course I am teaching at SoFabU in Mastering Time Management.  One of the tips in the course is batching your errands.  I really don’t know anywhere I can batch more diverse errands than at a Walmart Supercenter.  It’s almost like a contest for me of how many things can be taken care of in one trip.  This past Saturday I dropped my van off at the Walmart Automotive Care Center and did a #DropShopAndOil.

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With the holidays behind us, it was time to catch up with some needed maintenance tasks on the vehicle that carries my family around all year.  An oil change with Pennzoil motor oil was the first thing on the agenda.  So driving the van around the back of the store to the Automotive Care Center entrance was the first step.  We then entered and stepped up to the counter to pick the service we wanted.   Penzoil 8

We had a very helpful associate named who assisted us and helped us pick the best Pennzoil motor oil for our van.

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All Pennzoil products help clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind. Pennzoil is engineered for complete protection that will allow you to drive an extra 550 miles per year vs a dirty engine. No other motor oil provides better protection from friction.

With the help of our associate we chose the High Mileage Vehicle Pennzoil and it helps reduce leaks and oil consumption in higher mileage engines.  It is specifically designed for new or late-model vehicles with over 75,000 miles, to help keep the engines running clean and going strong for a long time.  Walmart Auto Care Center Oil Changes are a lot less than I would pay at the dealership, so I save time and money!  Our Walmart Auto Care Center is open 7 days a week making it super convenient.

With our van in good hands, it was off to get the little guy a hair cut!

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Then of course we took a stroll through the toy department for some great shark theme toys.  Can you tell his newest interest is sharks?

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After that, off to grocery shop.

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After checking out our groceries, we went back to the Automotive Care Center to pick up our van.

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Starting on 1/21/15 you can save $5 off one 5-quart bottle of Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology. Click HERE For the Special Offer!  Hair cut, grocery shopping, and a well needed oil change with Pennzoil in one trip!  That is power batching errands for the win!  I would love to hear about your most successful batching errands adventures, leave  a comment letting me know!

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Baking Up #BigGameTreats With SNICKERS® & Skittles®!!!

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The older I get, the more I can’t stand winter and in New York we are experiencing extreme, frigid temperatures.  The kind of dangerously low, temperatures causing our schools to close for!  We went into NYC this past Saturday and after going to the circus, I so badly wanted to walk with my husband and little ones on the streets of Manhattan, pick up some Italian pastries and show them the sites of the city that never sleeps.

However, literally a couple of blocks and we felt like we had frostbite so we ducked into a restaurant, had a late dinner and hailed a taxi to go back home.  Very disappointing.  It’s times like now I love when I see stores putting up spring displays and anything that makes January and the winter go faster.  Which is why when I went to Walmart to pick up some candy I needed for baking, I soaked in the spring merchandise on the shelves.

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I am focusing on the next big event, we will be entertaining friends and family for the “Big Game” in a few weeks.  I love to bake and so I tried out some recipes this past weekend.  Who doesn’t love chocolate, caramel and peanuts?  Not any one I know, so I was excited to mix it up in the kitchen with SNICKERS®.  I first made some decadent, SNICKERS® Cupcakes.

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Don’t they look fabulous? See the ooey, gooey filling!  SNICKERS® Minis  on top is so much better than a cherry.

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Would you like to make these?  I knew you would.  First thing is to bake up some chocolate cupcakes.  I used just a boxed Devil’s Food cake mix and prepared and baked according to the package directions.

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When the cupcakes are cool you make the filling by mixing milk, butter, soft caramels, chopped peanuts and marshmallow fluff.  You add milk, butter and caramels to a saucepan and melt on the stovetop over medium heat until melted stirring constantly.

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Then add peanuts and marshmallow fluff to the melted confection and stir until everything is combined well.  Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool and thicken for approximately 30-35 minutes.

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When you are ready to fill the cooled cupcakes, you cut out a hole in the middle of the top of the cupcake where the filling with go.  Then you can fill with a pastry bag and decorator tip all the cupcakes with the filling.

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For the cupcake frosting I made a peanut Butter Buttercream by mixing butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, peanut butter and milk.  Put the frosting in a pastry bag and top all the cupcakes with the frosting.

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Last I make a chocolate glaze by mixing confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder and milk and drizzle the glaze over the cupcakes.  Top each cupcake with a half of a SNICKERS® Minis. Yum, these made the final cut and it was a unanimous decision that they will be found on our game day buffet.   If you want to try the list of ingredients is below.

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Chocolate Cake Mix of Your Choice ( Prepare and Bake Cupcakes According To Package Directions)

 Cupcake Filling:

  • 3 Tbsp of Milk
  • 6 Tbsp of Butter
  • 8 Oz. Caramels
  • 1/4 Cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Peanuts

Peanut Butter Icing

  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 4 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp Milk
Chocolate Glaze and Topping
  • 1/2 + 1/8 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of Milk
  • 18 SNICKERS® Minis

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SNICKERS® Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies were the next treat on my baking agenda.  These are an easy peanut butter cookie that is stuffed with a SNICKERS® Mini.

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First step is to make your cookie dough so cream butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with your electric mixer.  Add egg, vanilla, milk, salt and baking soda and mix until completely combined.  Slowly add your flour a little at a time and mix until the dough comes together.  Chill your dough for at least 30 minutes.

Take your chilled dough and scoop out two tbsp. size  balls of dough, flatten slightly with the palm of your hand  and place a SNICKERS® Mini in the center of one of the flattened dough balls.

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Top with the other slightly fattened dough balls and seal the edges and form into a ball.   Continue this process placing the cookies on a cookie sheet approximately 2″ apart.

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Bake at  350 degrees F for 13-16 minutes or until they just begin to brown.

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Cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store the cookies in an airtight container or freeze them between layers of paper towels for up to 1 month.

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So what did my family think?  Was this cookie a game day winner?  You betcha and it will have its special place on our big game day buffet extravaganza!  Want to try them?  The recipe is below.

SNICKERS® Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Salted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1-1/2 Cups Flour
  • SNICKERS® Minis (about 20-24)

Okay one more but we are going to appeal to those who are looking for something less chocolatey and more tangy.  For those guests I  tried a Skittles®  Drop Sugar Cookie.  Big thick, soft and chewy sugar cookies with a colorful mix of Skittles® are easy to make and oh so good.  The cookie even has a lemony, citrus flavor from the candy.  It was quite remarkable when I tasted that because I was surprised they would flavor the cookie itself but it was a delicious surprise.

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I first made a drop sugar cookie batter.  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy then beat in one egg plus one egg yolk.  Add vanilla and mix well.  Then incorporate the flour, baking soda and cornstarch (first combine the dry ingredients ) and mix until well blended.

I used a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough onto a cookie sheet and then pressed in the Skittles® candies on top.  If you had a favorite team that was yellow and red, purple and yellow etc, you could use just those 2 colors to show your support for your team!

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Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for about 12-14 minutes or until edges look set and just beginning to brown.  Remove and let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes and then remove them to cool completely on a cooling rack.  This recipe makes about 24 large cookies.  See full list of recipe ingredients below.

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Skittles® Drop Sugar Cookies

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Salted Butter
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg plus 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1-1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Skittles® Candy

From January 21-31, enter to win by purchasing 1 qualifying MARS Chocolate product and 1 qualifying Wrigley product at Walmart. All you have to do is snap a photo of the receipt to show proof of purchase and text or email to biggame@drvsusa.com. 14 winners will be drawn randomly at the end of the contest period (1 for each day of the contest), and will receive a $250 Walmart gift card! For more information on the contest, visit drvsusa.com/biggame.

I would love you to share with me your results if you make any of these recipes and also share what you are planning on whipping up for the “Big Game!”

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Shop Lovable Labels For TKO Savings During Their Boxing Week Blowout!!! #mylovablelabels

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Want to save big on durable, high quality, colorful labels?  Then hurry and visit Lovable Labels because for a short time you can save 50%!  That’s right, half off several of their highly popular packages of labels, address labels and fun stickies!  The sale is only on from December 26th thru December 31st and will be over and out along with 2014.  Just check out what you can save below:

Take a look at these 4 BIG DEALS!!!

#1 50% OFF SPLIT PACKS-2 NAMES-ONE PACK-ONE DESIGN- Now only $25

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#2 50% OFF HOLLY JOLLY GIFT PACKS-NOW ONLY $12.50!

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#3 50% OFF GIFT SEALS & ADDRESS LABELS—Now only $10.95

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#4 50% OFF HOLIDAY FUN STICKIES-NOW ONLY $4.95

 

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BONUS WebcrashersThe first 100 customers who spend $50 or more on their order will receive $10 off by using the code WEBCRASH14 at checkout!

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Shop Walmart For Rollbacks on Disney Planes Items Perfect For Last Minute Gifts!!! #PlanesToTheRescue

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Are you looking for the off button on the clock like I am?  I cannot believe how fast the days are flying by.  It seems it was Thanksgiving and now we are already at the last shopping weekend before Christmas.  I am so behind on absolutely everything.  If you are still looking for some last-minute holiday gift ideas, Walmart has Disney Planes merchandise on Rollback.

Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas? Delight the little ones in
your life with Disney Planes items now on Rollback at Walmart! All
items listed below are on rollback through the holiday season!
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Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway ($24.97)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Die-Cast Vehicles, 3-Pack ($14.97)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Deluxe Talking Vehicle Assortment ($19.97)

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Don’t Lose Your Freedom To Be Spontaneous!!! #TheMoodStrikes

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One of the best things about being a blogger, is being  able to help someone.  Maybe I will help them discover the perfect stroller or kitchen gadget but sometimes there’s an opportunity to be a mouthpiece for issues that are hard to talk about.  When we skirt topics because they feel awkward, it can lead to the perception that something is not common or  experienced by others.  Having the courage to tackle  sensitive or intimate topics  allows others to learn they are not alone.  When I can take it one step further and share something that can help, it really outweighs any embarrassment or uncomfortable feelings..

Intimacy in marriage is such a vital part of the relationship, but did you know some women experience vaginal dryness due to menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical treatments, prescription medication and other issues that makes intimacy painful.  In menopause it’s caused by the decrease in estrogen and 1 in 3 women will experience it during or leading up to that time. Whether caused by menopause or any of the other issues, vaginal dryness can cause women to lose the freedom to be spontaneous and cause painful relations with their spouse or significant other .

When women are menopause age they often have older kids or their kids have left home.  WIthout having  to tip toe around kids they have the ability to be more spontaneous and adventurous.  So, it’s sad that a condition like vaginal dryness would throw a wet blanket on that for them. For other times women experience vaginal dryness like after a baby or while nursing it really stinks because they may have time for a super quickie in between the baby’s cat naps and have to take a rain check due to drought conditions.  It may sound like nothing, but it can cause pain, itching, irritation and burning.  Those are not the kind of feelings you are looking to stir up during intimacy.

There is something that may help women with this issue.  K-Y® Liquibeads supplement the body’s natural lubrication giving women the confidence to be spontaneous with their spouse any time the mood strikes. the K-Y® Liquibeads are less messy than traditional lubricants and they are more natural.  I feel good knowing that there is a simple, non-messy solution that will help act like my body’s own natural moisture. I don’t know about you but I like to keep things fresh and fun in my marriage.  Who doesn’t like a little spice right, turn the heat up a  bit and mix it  up.  I recently saw K-Y® Liquibeads on the shelf at Walmart and decided to pick up a box to learn more.

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The box of K-Y® Liquibeads comes with 6 blister packed beads and 6 one time use applicators.  The OVULE looks like a bead and feels striking similar to a bath bead.

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The applicators are slim and easy to use, just place a bead in the top and then insert the applicator same way you would a tampon. It is easy to incorporate them into your routine, just like taking a shower or putting on your makeup. The beads dissolve in about 15 minutes and provide all day and night moisture. One bead will relieve vaginal dryness for 3-4 days. Now women won’t be worrying about pain or dryness when the mood strikes and can take advantage of the moment wherever they are.

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If you are pregnant or nursing be sure and check with your doctor before using this product. So, we made it and we are all still here right?  Are you still here?  I hope so, the more we talk about it, the sooner women will understand vaginal dryness can occur at some point in their lives. Most important they will  learn,K-Y® Liquibeads can help them from losing their freedom to be spontaneous. For more information visit K-Y.com.  Right now you can get a coupon for $1 off any K-Y® products at coupons.com. If you want to share your experience to help women with this issue, please do so in the comment section.

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Shop Wonder Forge Games This Holiday Season & Enter Our Giveaway To Win 2 Star Wars Games!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Wonder Forge has consistently offered top-quality experiences, raising the bar for preschool and family games everywhere. The preschool titles celebrate the “can do” attitude in all kids—engaging them physically, socially, and creatively. The family games bridge generation gaps and create wholesome family moments and lasting memories.   If you are shopping for kids big and small this holiday season, Wonder Forge has some great choices that will have the whole family playing and interacting together.  Check out these great games:

 

Disney Pictopia Family Trivia Game

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Our family loves games we can play together and Pictopia is certainly one that fits that description.  This uniquely collaborative yet competitive trivia game will have your family teaming up and testing their knowledge on 1,000 questions covering the World of Disney!  Questions range from Disney Jr., Disney XC to the Disney Parks and classic films.  Players place wagers based on knowledge of those images, and then work together or on their own, to answer the question.  For ages 7 and up.

 

Promotes:
  • Family together-time
  • Strategic thinking
  • Cooperation and teamwork
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  • 200 Cards (1000 Questions)
  • 30 Wager Coins
  • 1 Game Board
  • 6 Movers
  • 6 Scoring Dials
  • 1 Die
  • Instructions

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Do you have Star Wars fans in your house like I do?  If so, check out these great games:

Star Wars Face Off Dice Game:

 

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Go head-to-head in this action-packed bluff ‘n’ battle dice game!  Roll hero combos to rack up points or push your luck and “go villain” to steal the win!  Pack it all up in the collectible cup and play anywhere!  For ages 8 and up and 2 to 4 players.

Product Contents
  • 1 Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker Dice Cup
  • 5 Dice
  • Instructions

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Star Wars Force Grab:

 

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Force Grab is edge-of-your-seat fun! Race to spot when the Star Wars objects match the pictures. React fast! Look out for decoys, bonus scoring twists, and other disturbances in the Force!  My kids love playing this race to action game with us   Ages 6 and up and for 2 to 6 players.

Promotes:
  • Physical dexterity
  • Memory
  • Quick reflexes
Product Contents
  • 15 Objects
  • 4 Lightsaber Markers
  • 1 “3” Marker
  • 1 “0” Marker
  • 50 Placards
  • 15 Score Tokens
  • Instructions

Star Wars Force Grab Game

 

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Star Wars Rebel Missions:

It’s a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power. Work together as the ragtag crew of the Ghost starship and fight Imperial forces on the remote planet of Lothal! In this exciting team strategy game, race against the Imperial Timer to complete daring Rebel missions and find the four secret codes that will deal a blow to the Empire! Every game is a different edge-of-your-seat adventure!  Ages 6 and up and 2 to 4 players.

Promotes:
  • Cooperation and teamwork
  • Strategic thinking
Product Contents
  • 1 Imperial Timer
  • 2 Dice
  • 44 Resource Tokens
  • 28 Mission Placards
  • 5 Rebel Profiles
  • Instructions

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When you are ready for a stretch, it is time to play Disney Junior Super Stretchy Game:

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Get moving with the beloved characters from Disney Junior, including Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia the First, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! While you stretch your body, other players flip over cards and call out characters, colors, and shapes. How many can you reach at the same time? It’s active fun for your wiggly ones!

Promotes:
  • Self-confidence
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Physical dexterity
Product Contents
  • 44 Game Cards
  • 1 Card Holder
  • 1 Play Mat
  • Instructions

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Where to Buy:  You can purchase these great games at Major Retailers like Toys R Us, Walmart, Kohls and Amazon.com.  You can find Wonder Forge on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings.

 

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Safari Ltd® Educational Toys That Teach & Giveaway!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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My seven-year old is so interested in planets and the solar system and his little brother is full of questions about the size of the sun and which planets are hot or cold.  I think it’s wonderful when I can find toys that let us expand on those topics with tactile objects that will let them really see and understand the world around them.  Safari Ltd.  has been  a leader in producing “Toys that Teach” since 1982. Their mission is to teach children the importance of nature and conservation through the joy of imaginative play.

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Safari Ltd® TOOBS® are collections of hand painted figures.  There are so many collections to choose from like Ancient Rome, NYC, Sea Life, Babies, Dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt, Around The World, Coral Reef, Deep Sea Creatures, Butterflies, Arctic, Trains and so much more.  TOOBS® are great to use for kids projects, for teaching, sharing, playing, collecting and so much more. TOOBS® are perfectly sized to make awesome stocking stuffers.   My kids loved the Trains and NYC TOOBS® and I thought the babies TOOBS® were perfect for using in miniature scenes and especially in doll houses.

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The Solar System Set from the Safariology® collection was a huge hit, my boys loved handling he planets and seeing where they were in relation to the sun and other planets.  The tray has a cover that holds the planets in place when they are done so that everything stays right where it belongs.
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This set includes 8 planets and the sun, all hand-painted for detail and accuracy using the latest information from astronomers. Also includes an acetate tray for display, and a blister card with educational information in English, Spanish, French, and German.

For when my guys go exploring the  Safariology® Luminoculars  have them covered.  Made of durable ABS plastic with 3.5x magnification, a light beam that shines up to 100 feet, and a built-in compass. Now explorers can discover more, see farther away, and still find their way home! Luminoculars are available in translucent red, translucent blue, and camouflage.

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You can find Safari Ltd® Toys on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

Safari Ltd® is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their choice of a regular  TOOBS® set or one figure (subject to availability)!  Thank you Safari Ltd® for the review products and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Let K-Y® Yours + Mine Help You Spice Up Date Night This Holiday Season!!! #YoursandMine

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Thanksgiving is over and I’m  a passenger on a speeding train, destination Christmas.  Do you feel like that too?  With everything I have to do, it can be overwhelming.  The decorating, shopping, cooking, baking and wrapping, added to my already jam-packed schedule, leaves me feeling like I can barely breathe.

I have come to the conclusion that I really need to remember that if I let all this stress get to me and  start neglecting the relationships in my life that no amount of decorating or cookies will make it okay.  I can get so caught up  with all the ideas on Pinterest and social media that make me feel if I don’t  have every corner of our home decked with picture perfect perfection,  more than 30 different kinds of homemade cookies in the freezer and every gift wrapped with handcrafted wrap, ribbons and tags that my family will need extensive therapy in the future.  In fact the exact opposite is true, when I remove the unrealistic expectations, I feel better and my family will remember the way we had fun together and not that I didn’t have 4 different trees up when they look back.  Who wants their family’s memories to be of an expertly decorated home and a mother who was short with everyone, lost her temper and never had time to relax and spend time with the family.

This season I am pulling the emergency stop on the train and getting off and leaving all my baggage on board.  I am going to focus on what I can do to enjoy the holidays with my family and not let stress, other people, the media or anything else make me think I am failing.  I am going to play in the snow and read with my kids and spend quality time with my husband.

In fact, I have a special K-Y® date night planned for us.  After the kids are in bed, we are going to unplug from our computers, smart phones and tablets and I am going to make us some gourmet hot chocolate, some decadent chocolate cake and bring our one of our favorite word games.   In front of a roaring fire on a cold December evening we will have time to laugh and play and connect.  I can find just what I need at Walmart and I am good to go. Check out the date night pack available at Walmart HERE!

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Of course I will beat the pants off my husband but don’t let him know that.  When that happens I have another special surprise up my sleeve, K-Y® Yours + Mine. With K-Y® Yours + Mine the fun and games won’t end with our board game but will continue long after, upstairs in our bedroom.  I am sure you get the idea and I won’t give you any more details.  A night like that will allow us to focus on our relationship, the foundation of our family.

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If we put our relationship on the back burner, we are not doing our marriage or our kids any favors.  Taking the time will only make our relationship stronger which has a ripple effect through our home and family.  So when I say we intend to spice things up this season, I mean more than baking gingerbread cookies.

K-Y® Yours + Mine will be shipping new product to stores in January 2015 that will include a free meal for 2, delivered to you door from PEACHDISH.com and a $5 VUDU Movie Credit that streams right into your home ($50 Value).  Given that January leaves most people feeling depressed that the holidays are over and with a mountain of bills to pay, this could be just what is needed to rise above the post holiday blues.  For more information visit K-Y.com.

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Excuse me I need to go, my train just stopped and I am off light as a feather leaving all that heavy baggage behind.  Want to join me?  Just pull the emergency stop cord and get off!

 

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Sneak Peek At Mommy Ramblings 2014 Holiday Gift Guide & Tommee Tippee Gingerbread Collection!!! #TommeeMommee

I was actually toying with not doing an official 2014 Holiday Gift Guide this year but after being approached by so many sponsors who wanted to be included, I decided to go ahead and publish one.  I know it is not even Halloween but it seems like once we hit mid-October we start zooming toward the holidays like a snowball down a mountain.  I wanted to give you a sneak peek at our new Holiday Gift Guide Graphic and some of the products and companies that will be featured.

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Now for a sneak look at a special collection on our Holiday Gift Guide:

Tommee Tippee has the most adorable holiday theme products that are exclusive to Babies R Us.  Having a baby on Christmas Eve like I did, I totally adore the whole line.  How sweet is this gift set for the new Christmastime arrival?  Shop Babies R Us to see the entire Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Gingerbread Collection.

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The gingerbread collection by tommee tippee is a limited edition range of essential baby products decorated so that they bring to life a magical fairy tale world where the gingerbread people live. The designs feature wonderful scenes of seasonal festivities, gorgeous gingerbread houses, delicate snowflakes and stockings brimming with presents, ready for the holidays.

The gingerbread collection features two brightly colored closer to nature feeding bottles in green & red. The closer to nature bottle comes with all the revolutionary features you would expect from tommee tippee, a unique, easy-latch-on nipple shape, designed with breastfeeding experts to mimic the natural flex, stretch and movement of a natural breastfeeding action.

The super-absorbent Closer to Nature Milk Feeding Bib helps to protect baby’s tender skin, with a unique dribble catcher that absorbs moisture, helping prevent rashes on baby’s sensitive skin.

That is just a glance at what will be a packed Holiday Gift Guide full of ideas for Men, Women, Teens, Kids, Toddlers, Babies, Pets and more!!!  Make sure you follow us so you don’t miss a thing!!!

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Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches With Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles!!! #4MoreWaffles

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

I always think that the plan of getting up 20 minutes earlier in the morning will make getting the kids out the door less hurried and subsequently less stressful.  It makes perfect sense at night and I totally agree and would offer the advice to anyone.  However, when that alarm goes off and I am feeling particularly sleepy, knowing that I have the extra minutes can make me hit the snooze alarm a few times.  Now at the time, I think those extra minutes are so worth it, but when we are scurrying about trying to get everyone dressed and out to the bus stop in time and someone can’t find something they need, it hardly seems worth it.

I want my kids to not be stressed in the morning, so we make sure that we have everything ready to go the night before and that helps.  You know what else helps?  Having breakfast choices that are fast and easy.  That is why I keep Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles in our freezer.  The resealable packs now come with  14 waffles instead of 10! Yeah for 4 more waffles and the resealable bag makes it easy to take what you need, leaving the rest sealed for freshness.

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I buy mine from my local Shop Rite and they come in 4 different varieties; Homestyle, Buttermilk, Low Fat and Blueberry.  They are conveniently located in the frozen food aisle.

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My kids love waffles and these can be heated in the toaster which makes breakfast on the go a breeze.  We usually just toast and serve with syrup,  fruit or fruit and yogurt on the side on school days.  However on weekends, we can go all out and cook sausage, eggs with cheese, Canadian bacon and of course have fruit and yogurt too.  A really special recipe for Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey Waffle Sandwiches is below!

 

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My kids love a waffle sandwich that is made with 2 Aunt Jemima Waffles fresh from the toaster and with scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, topped with Canadian bacon or pork roll and topped with another waffle.  They also like the waffles with syrup and a side of sausage.  So many great ways to eat them, you can use your imagination and indulge your taste buds.  As for me I’m glad I have something in the freezer that makes breakfast fast and satisfying for my kids.  Aunt Jemima helps me have one less thing to worry about on busy mornings and gives us something special to look forward to on weekend mornings.

Recipe Idea:

I want to share another way to serve Aunt Jemima Waffles that is super yummy!  What you need is 1/2  banana cut in slices, about 1.5 Tbsp of Peanut butter, 1 Tsp of honey and 2 Aunt Jemima Waffles of your choice.

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Toast the waffles and then spread the peanut butter on both waffles, top one side with the honey and the other side with sliced bananas.

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Put it together and grill it lightly in a pan with a little butter.  After grilling both sides remove, cut and enjoy!

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You know, the fact that I could have one of these yummy grilled peanut butter, banana & honey waffle breakfast sandwiches may just be the inspiration I need not to press that snooze button.  What do you think?  You can save  right now when you purchase with a coupon for $1.00 off your purchase of Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles.  Click HERE to print your coupon. Let me know if you try them or any of the ideas in this post. #4MoreWaffles

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