A MARVELous Spread fit for a Super Hero

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A MARVELous Spread fit for a Super Hero

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I’ve always been a huge super hero fan since I was a little girl.  Some may think I’m a little nerdy or go overboard when it comes to Marvel, but I really don’t know what they’re talking about.

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Doesn’t everyone have a SHIELD briefcase with a tesseract to store all their Marvel DVDs?  No?  It’s just me?

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I mean even my friends are cool and totally willing to party like SuperHeroes with me!

Okay, so maybe you don’t want to go to the same extremes, although I’m not really sure why.  I have found that Walmart has everything you need to throw a party for the brand new MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie that comes out on May 1st!

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In the snack and cracker aisle I found Cheez-Its.

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I love all the Avengers symbols on each cracker.

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Iron Man approves.

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I also found Avengers Doritos in the chip aisle!

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The hulk really enjoyed the Doritos 😉

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Dr Pepper is even joining in on the superhero fun!

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I mean it’s the “american” thing to do 😉

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While shopping you should also check out the new Super Heroes Assemble are available in the iTunes and Google Play store! You can suit up like your favorite Avenger With A Personal Photo Op on the MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron New App.

With Super Heroes Assemble, you can turn your phone into a portal to exclusive MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron content. Keep up to date with the latest movie and behind-the-scenes action. Plus, scan Avengers displays at Walmart and Walmart.com to become your favorite Avenger, explore a Hulkbuster training facility in a cool 360 degree interactive space and to bringMARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron characters to life with augmented reality.

Starting on 4/30: Scan any 12 packs of Dr. Peppers Avengers or scan the in-store signage to unlock a digital comic book. This exciting comic book is brought to you by Dr. Pepper!

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In celebration of the May 1st  release of Avengers: Age of Ultron you can put together a MARVELous spread to celebrate and be a real Super Hero!

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The Adventures of Puss in Boots returns to Netflix from DreamWorks Animation

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The Adventures of Puss in Boots returns to Netflix from DreamWorks Animation

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On May 8, DreamWorks Animation’s wildly popular The Adventures of Puss in Boots returns to Netflix with five all-new hilarious episodes! Viewers will join Puss In Boots, Dulcinea and the denizens of the enchanted village of San Lorenzo for fantastic, comedic adventures.  In the new episodes, they journey to find the Fountain of Youth to save Puss’s old mentor, El Guante Blanco; discover a powerful, talking sword in a stone (voiced by John Rhys-Davies of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Lord of the Rings”); and come face-to-face with a giant, marauding Golem who has an unexpectedly soft heart.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots is available for early review. If you are interested in covering, we can set you up in the online screening room to view two of the five upcoming episodes.  If you are already registered with the Netflix screening room please let us know and we will make sure the episodes are available for you.  If you are not registered with the Netflix screening room please we will get you set up asap.  In order to have early access please confirm with us by Friday, May 1.

Also, just in case you missed it, Puss was the first CG-animated character ever to host a full category on Jeopardy this week!  Thanks to the magic of animation, Puss “recorded” clues for an entire category called “Not as Great as Puss In Boots.” You can check out the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsmywB3qJu0

The Adventures of Puss in Boots is just one of DreamWorks Animation’s popular original animated series on Netflix, providing quality entertainment for kids and families. DWA TV’s ever-growing slate of animated Netflix original series also includes “Turbo FAST,”

“VeggieTales in the House” and “All Hail King Julien,” which recently received three Daytime Emmy awards, including Best Children’s Animated Program! An all-new Netflix original series from DreamWorks Animation, “Dragons: Race to the Edge,” premieres June 26, followed late this summer by the original prehistoric adventure “Dinotrux.”

 

Win a $50 Winn Dixie Gift Card

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$50 Winn Dixie Gift Card Giveaway

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Mother’s Day is coming and Winn Dixie is making it easy for you to celebrate what makes Mom GREAT! Starting April 29th, Winn-Dixie has special deals on a number of sweet treats including its signature Triple Layer Chocolate Cake, chocolate covered strawberries and message cookies! And, as an insider tip, starting May 4th, roses will be on special. :)

So, if you are looking to spoil the special woman in your life, without breaking the bank, make sure to visit your local Winn Dixie! Be sure to check out Tracy at Having Fun Saving for a yummy breakfast recipe too.

Ok, now how about that GIVEAWAY? One lucky reader will win a $50 Winn Dixie Gift Card!

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Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – New Featurettes

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Friday! Only 3 more days until Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters :)

Can you tell I’m excited?! I can hardly wait!

With Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON arriving in theatres everywhere this Friday, May 1st, I wanted to send around new featurettes that highlight the characters of Black Widow and Scarlet Witch!

“Black Widow and Scarlet Witch” featurette

“Alliances” featurette

“Meet Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch” featurette

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Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters everywhere on May 1st!

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Genre:                                      Action-Adventure

Rating:                                                  PG-13

U.S. Release date:                                May 1, 2015

Running Time:                           141 min.

Cast:                                        Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Writer/Director:                         Joss Whedon

Producer:                                  Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

Executive Producers:                 Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham,

           Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau

                                              

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Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

 

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When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

 

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Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

Choosing the Perfect Gift for any Mom

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I am very thankful for my mom, but every year around Mother’s Day it’s a little bit tough for me. She lost her battle with cancer about 4 years ago.  The fact is though even though my mom may not be here, there are a lot of moms around me. I have sisters, a mother in law, and some amazing women in my life that are like a mom to me.

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One of these amazing women is Beth Ann.  She’s a fellow blogger here in North Iowa and when she, Jeni (another fellow blogger) and I were on a trip together someone thought she was our mom. She may not be old enough to be my mom, but she really is like a mom. She is constantly looking out for us and is an amazing friend who is always there for me.  She is also a HUGE fan of teapots and tea. I wanted to get her something for Mother’s Day that screamed “Beth Ann”!

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Walmart had this fantastic “One-Stop Shop” from American Greetings.  It had cards, gift bags, candy, plants, picture frames, and so much more. It truly was a one stop for me.

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I always tell Beth Ann that she is a super hero so I had to get her this mug when I saw it.  I was going for a teapot theme and this was perfect for tea on the go.

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Of course there were also tons of cards to choose from.

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I chose the one that had teacups on the front. I also found this nifty gift that came with tissue paper which was super convenient.

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I ended up finding her lots of “tea themed” goodies.

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I loved seeing her expressions as she opened everything.

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She even took a selfie with her mug and posted it on Facebook.

Who is a special Mom in your life? Be sure to check out this “One Stop Shop” at Walmart for your #BestMomsDayEver.

You can also check out this awesome giveaway from American Greetings:

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Why some Semi Trucks Drive Slower than Others

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Why some Semi Trucks Drive Slower than Others

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Have you ever got stuck behind a slow truck?  I have while driving a car and a truck. I’ve also been that slow truck. It can be frustrating, but did you know why some are slower than others?

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Some Trucks are Governed

Some trucks are governed which means there are limits on how fast they can drive. When I first started driving as a company truck driver I was governed at 58 mph.  Companies do this to save money of fuel. Often semis get between 4 and 7 mph so anywhere you can save is good.  I35 through Iowa and Minnesota is 70mph and it’s 80 mph in Arizona.  No matter how badly some of these drivers would like to stay with the flow it is impossible.  Next time just politely go around them and remember they may not be able to go any faster.

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Different Speed Limits

This one is frustrating to me. A lot of highways have a speed limit and a trucker speed.  Sometimes it’s only a difference of 5 mph, but it can be 10 to 15 mph different.   I never noticed the other speed limit or paid attention to it until I became a trucker.

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Harder to Climb Mountains

I can feel my car motor working harder when I’m driving through the mountains. Cars weigh about 2 tons (approx. 4,000 lbs).  If a truck is fully loaded it can be 40 tons (80,000 lbs) that is a huge difference. It takes a lot more power to climb a mountain so truckers have to go more slowly.

Not only is it harder to go up the mountain, but coming down can be tricky too. Remember, you have 20x more weight pushing you downhill than a car.  Have you ever seen runaway truck ramps? If a truck is going too fast down the mountain and can’t stop themselves they can go towards the ramp to force a stop.

Next time you’re frustrated behind a trucker, remember they may be too.  Make sure to give them space and grace rather than grief.

Have a great day and safe travels!

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Spring Cleaning Tips for your Car

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Spring Cleaning Tips for your Car

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home; it’s a also a smart idea for your vehicles. I don’t know about you, but there are days that I spend more time in my car then I do in my house, not counting my sleeping time.  I’ve even used it for meals.  If your car is anything like mine it could probably use a good spring cleaning.

A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, plus you might even regain that new-car smell.

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1. Your car is a reflection of who you are 

There’s no question your car is a reflection on you. Whether it’s all about horsepower, efficient gas mileage or four-wheel drive, your vehicle represents who you are, where you’ve been and where you intend to go. The design, form and function are extensions of your style and personality. That’s why I like to keep my car washed and cleaned.

From dirt and dust to grit and grime, you can give your car a reflective shine at a WaterSavers car wash. WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car, according to the International Carwash Association. Basically a 10 minute shower uses 25 gallons of fresh water. WaterSavers washes also recycle and filter the water to prevent harmful chemicals from entering groundwater supplies that feed rivers and streams. To find a WaterSavers car wash near you, visit Washwithwatersavers.com 

2. Regular car washes protect your paint job

Your factory paint job will dull and begin to chip away if you don’t maintain it.  Regularly washing your car and and waxing it will help keep your car looking as good as it did when you pulled out of the dealer lot.

3. Professional car washes help maintain the value of the vehicle
You might be more inclined to spend money on engine issues than the car’s exterior, but stains and rusting can drastically decrease the value of the vehicle over time. Especially after a long winter, exposure to the elements can cause damage. Professional car washes thoroughly clean the undercarriage of your vehicle, where there may be a buildup of road salt that could cause corrosion to the car’s exhaust and muffler system.
For more information about the benefits of keeping your car clean connect with WaterSavers.

WaterSavers Spring 2015 Prize Package

We’re also giving one lucky reader a WaterSavers Prize Pack that includes an Auto kit, (jumper cables, gloves, flash light, reflective cones, and other must-have tools – a $45 value), a sun shade ($25 value), and a $30 Visa Gift Card.  All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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10 Minute Salsa and Queso for Cinco de Mayo

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10 Minute Salsa and Queso for Cinco de Mayo

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I grew up in south Florida which is really a melting pot full of cultural diversity. I love that I had the opportunity to grow up learning about others ethnicities, cultures, and tasting food from all over the world.  Some of my favorite cuisine is Mexican.  I love really good Mexican food.   At times it can be a challenge to find diverse food here in the midwest.

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I was really exicted to find the DelimexFiesta.com line when I was at Walmart.  The were in the center bin between the meat and freezer aisles.

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I went with the taquitos and tacos.  Delimex products, traditional Mexican favorites, are the perfect way to spice up your taco bar for an at home Happier Hour this Cinco de Mayo!

I love that they only take 11 minutes to make in the oven and I have two simple recipes that can be made in under 11 minutes.

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For the salsa I just combined the following ingredients in the blender:

  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz can Rotel
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • juice of one lime

Once combined, turn the blender on briefly and blend together.

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Another one of my faves is Restaurant style queso. It’s so tasty and is also very easy to make.  Over medium low heat combine 1.25 lb white american cheese and 2/3 cup whole milk until melted together. Remove from heat and add in 1/2 cup cold water and 1/4 cup diced green chiles. Mix thoroughly.

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My dips were ready in the same amount of time it took to cook my tacos and taquitos.  Both the cheese and beef were delicious.

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This was so good and totally brought back memories of grabbing tacos from a street vendor and walking down the street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Whether you’re looking for a great Mexican dinner or something to make for your own Cinco de Mayo Celebration, check out Delimax.

Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? What’s your favorite Mexican food?

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Give the Gift of Memories

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This is one of my favorite pics with my Mom. It was taken on my wedding day. This is also one of the last pictures we took together before she got sick.  My mom passed away about 4 years ago and while I remember a few of physical things I gave her, it’s the memories that I made with her that play on repeat in my mind.  I’m so thankful for all the time we got to spend together.

I was just on Groupon and they have a great section with coupon deals. There’s popular stores such as Saks, Michael’s, Target, Blue Nile and more.  There were a few deals that caught my eye and those that give the gift of experience and create memories.

Here’s three ideas of an experiential gift for the mom or “like a mom” in your life:

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A Hotel Stay

You don’t have to spend lots of money on airfare – you can choose a hotel in her home town.  A room with a view, room service, a place to relax, and no need to clean up after yourself – this sounds like a win to me. A staycation is a great memory.

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A Movie Night

One of my favorite movies is 13 Going on 30 and not just because it was a fantastic movie.  My mom came up to see me at college one weekend (I was 4 hours away) and we went to go see the movie together. We had been to the mall, had lunch, and saw the movie. I smile every time I see this movie and think of my mom.

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Family History

I remember my grandmother telling me stories of her growing up and she’s the reason I want to visit Slovenia and Croatia (where my family is from).  She knew where she came from and passed on traditions. My husbands side of the family knew the areas, but my mother in law enjoyed when I sent her some of the branches in her family tree I found on Ancestry.com.  I can spend hours researching our family tree.

On Groupon you can find all sorts of ideas for the mom, sister, aunt, grandma, or like a mom in your life.

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Win a 4lb Chocolate Lover’s Gift Box

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4lb Chocolate Lover’s Gift Box Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Old Time Candy Hosted by: Powered by Mom

Read Powered by Mom’s review of the Old Time Candy Mother’s Day Chocolate Lovers 4lb Gift Box HERE

Do you have a favorite candy from your childhood? Do certain candies take you down memory lane? Walk the aisles of the Old Time Candy Company and you will see over 300 different kinds of Candy you ate as a kid®. When you add up all of the flavors and sizes they have over 700 from which to choose.

Enjoy Old Time Candy any time of year, it’s always a wonderful gift to give to bring back special memories and be part of new ones!

One lucky winner will receive a 4lb Chocolate Lover’s Gift Box (the box will not have a personalized message). Enter on the giveaway tools below and good luck.

Win a $200 Visa Gift Card

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$200 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

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Moms can visit the link and click to “Drop the price” of the Fisher-Price Musical Dino. For example, in today’s promotion for the Musical Dino, it started out at $29.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches $15.00 (50% off). This promotion also includes free shipping anywhere in the US!

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Ready to give Dropprice a try? All you have to do is help parents drop the price on this Fisher-Price Musical Dino and you will be entered to WIN a $200 VISA gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the widget below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the widget — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

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Win 2 Dozen Roses from PassionRoses

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Mother’s Day is coming up very, very soon! (It’s Sunday, May 10th, for those who aren’t aware.) The folks at PassionRoses are all about helping their customers make this Mother’s Day the BEST Mother’s Day EVER! And come on, with amazing deals on roses and other bouquets, like a whopping 100 roses for only $100, Mom is sure to be thrilled.
PassionRoses are at the top of their game when it comes to delivering super-fresh, hand-picked roses at lightning speed. Expert gardeners grow and tend these roses at a farm in Colombia, and PassionRoses ships overnight to the United States, guaranteeing fresh, hardy roses in no time flat.The flowers are handled very gently, lovingly tended during growth, harvest, and shipping. The quality is fantastic! They are so awesome, they are even the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl and of Miss America.

Brandy over at Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 recently received 100 gorgeous long-stem roses from PassionRoses. Rather than keeping all of the roses, she decided to enlist the help of her kids to make mini-bouquets, and donated these roses to some very deserving Moms in her community.You can check out her review and donation project HERE.

 
Enter to WIN 2 Dozen Roses from PassionRoses! 

Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!

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Crabby Bill’s A Florida Tradition

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Crabby Bill’s

A Florida Tradition #food #travel

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My husband and mother in law

My husband and I were in Tampa for a wedding so we stopped by mother in law’s. She lives across the bay and we love spending time with her.  We decided to go for dinner at our favorite restaurant in the area – Crabby Bill’s.  We used to frequent there all the time when we lived in the area and always took our friends and family that came to visit.

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Crabby Bill’s is a Florida Tradition known to consistently provide fresh seafood, a fun atmosphere, top notch service and a dining experience that will keep you coming back year after year.

They truly pride ourselves on having the freshest and best seafood on the beach and service the way it should be.

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My mom had a craving for raw oysters so that’s what she ordered as an appetizer. They were huge!

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My husband ordered two orders of the garlic butter mussels.  Yes, two orders. They’re his all time favorite and he could probably eat more.

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When they were done with their appetizers, the two of them also ordered frog legs.

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I ordered the Bourbon BBQ Chicken.  The Bourbon BBQ sauce was amazing!  I dunked my chicken and my fries in it.  I would have dunked my finger in it too, but decided it was not appropriate 😉

The fries and vegetables were delicious too.

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There is also an outside area to eat, but it was jam packed.

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The even had live music the night they were there. I took a short video below.

Live entertainment at Crabby Bills #florida #beach #music

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They even have a gift shop if you want to take home something to remember your visit.

If you’re anywhere near the Tampa/St Pete area I would highly recommend a visit!

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A tour of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds

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A Tour of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds

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When I hear spring I think of warmer weather, sunshine, green grass, and flowers. Here in Iowa a lot of farmers and residents think about planting season as well. We have a short window between snow falls and it’s important to get their seeds into the ground if they want a harvest. I had the amazing opportunity to visit Latham Hi-Tech Seeds.

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We were given a tour of the facility and taught quite a bit.  There is so much that goes on behind the scenes. I had no clue.

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I also love the fact that Latham is family owned and operated and they really care about what they are providing the farmers with.  They take pride in their operations and it shows.

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Latham has a variety of seeds they sell (corn, soy, alfalfa) and the farmers that use them use their seeds through each generation.

After the tour they provided us a tasty lunch and answered all the questions we had.

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Two ladies from Ag in the Classroom came in to share with us. I think this is a fantastic program they provide to Iowa’s youth. I know as an adult that did not grow up in Iowa I learned quite a bit.  They not only explained things clearly (I know, it was a child’s curriculum), they also made it really fun to learn (even as an adult).

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They went through a few activities and mentioned highlights of some of their programming for the classroom.  I was fascinated.  I even learned that sweet corn stocks only have 1 to 2 ears per stalk depending how they mature!

I’m not a farmer, but I loved spending the day at Latham and if I were a farmer this is definitely where I would buy my seed 😉

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