Win a SweetWorks Prize Pack

 

Welcome to the SweetWorks Candy Giveaway!

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Hosted by: Living Frugal with Erika

Sponsored by: SweetWorks

I have a sweet and delicious giveaway for you! Do you like sweets? Read on to find out more about our sponsor, SweetWorks, and how you can win a tasty prize! Good luck!

With Easter coming up, candy is something everyone is buying right now! SweetWorks has a full line of candy items to fill baskets and also to help you create very cute edible items for any occasion. What is your favorite candy item?

SweetWorks is giving away a fantastic candy package that is valued at $50.00 and will be filled with assorted candies!

This giveaway is live now and ends 4/19/2014 at 11PM CST. This giveaway is open to US Only and you must be 18+ to enter. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to the winning email or another winner will be selected.

Disclosure: My blog did not receive any compensation for promotion of this giveaway. SweetWorks is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Win a $40 Amazon Gift Card #MissionGiveaway #PayIt4Ward

 

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Here’s a fun and easy flash giveaway for you! It’s pretty simple, so read on and good luck!

This week’s Mission Giveaway is sponsored by Bethlehem Books. You can win $100 for you and a friend to spend on books! All you need to do to enter to win a $40 Amazon Gift Card is to enter this weeks Mission Giveaway.

If you do a lot of shopping at Amazon.com, you are going to love this giveaway! I love Amazon because I can find everything I need – from food to clothes to electronics and more!

This N That with Olivia, My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, Gone Klippin Krazy and Saving You Dinero have teamed up to to bring you a Flash Giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $40 Amazon gift card. All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway ends on Friday 4/18/14– so you have just 3 days to enter!

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Win a Pair of Clawz Shoes

Welcome to Our Clawz Shoes Giveaway

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Sponsored by Clawz Shoes

These are fun shoes for the summer. They’re perfect to wear to the beach and outdoors.  Read on to find out more about them and how you can win a pair of your own!

Clawz Shoes are unique new slip-on shoes shaped like animal claws. Part shoe, part play thing and all adventure; Clawz Shoes are a spunky, wild hybrid of ergonomic comfort and creature for kids, teens and adults.

Available in a wild range of colors – lime, orange, black, blue, pink and white!  Which would you choose if you won?

You can see Clawz up close and personal on BabyCostcutter’s Clawz Shoes Review.

We have an exclusive coupon code for all of you! Use code babycost30 at checkout to give you 30% off Clawz! Plus, you get Free shipping on orders over $45. Our unique code Expires May 20, 2014.

One lucky reader will receive one pair of Clawz in the size and color of your choosing!!

Open to US Only. Must be 18+ years of age to enter. Ends April 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST

Win TWO product FREE coupons for Purex No Sort

 

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Okay, call me crazy, but I really like doing laundry. It’s about the only housework I really like doing.  I love getting the clothes out of the dryer and folding them.

I have a great giveaway for you guys this evening from the folks at Purex!

They want to help you make laundry time easier! I am all about saving time when it comes to laundry. Make sure to visit my buddy Tracy at Having Fun Saving for her full review and to enter the $1,000 Sweepstakes!

Now, how about that GIVEAWAY right here? One lucky winner will win TWO Product Free coupons for Purex No Sort!
Here’s how to enter:.
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Win an Epiphanie Bag

I’m joining together with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you this awesome Giveaway!
One lucky reader will WIN their CHOICE of Epiphanie Bags! Make sure you check out the review that Blogging Mom of 4 did and then also check out the Epiphanie Site to see which bag you’d choose.

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Giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ and will run through 4/26/14 11:59 pm EST. Wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below.
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Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment and were not compensated for participating in this Epiphanie Bag giveaway.

Win a $100 YumEarth Candy Prize Pack

 

Celebrate Easter Naturally with YumEarth Candy!

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Sponsored by: YumEarth Hosted by: Powered by Mom Blog

I have a yummy giveaway for you just in time for Easter! Not only is this giveaway delicious but it’s a much “healthier” treat.  Read on about how you can win $100 of YumEarth Candy!! Good luck!

About YumEarth
YumEarth, the #1 organic candy company in the US, makes it easy for families to fill their children’s Easter baskets with delicious natural and organic treats that contain no artificial colors or flavors and no major allergens, such as gluten, nuts and dairy. YumEarth natural and organic Easter candy has been growing in popularity as more parents make healthier choice for their families.
YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, Fruit Snacks, Lollipops and YumEarth Naturals Sour Beans offer fantastic fruit flavors kids love with ingredients parents approve. Each serving of YumEarth provides 100% of daily vitamin C and has 70 calories or less. It is even made with the Easter Bunny’s favorite natural ingredients: carrots or carrot juice.

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YumEarth candy can be purchased from Amazon, iherb.com or you can order these wonderful non-toxic candies online (shipping is super inexpensive or free with a minimum order) HERE on the Yum Earth Site.
Now for the fun the giveaway! You can enter for a $100 prize pack of YumEarth candy from Powered by Mom and a second prize pack valued at $50 from Mom Does Reviews (just look for the entry on the rafflecopter below! GOOD LUCK!

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The SIX Show Branson, MO #ExploreBranson

 

*I received complimentary tickets to The SIX Shows in Branson, MO to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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One of my favorite shows we saw in Branson was The SIX Show!

Dubbed “An Orchestra of Human Voices”, SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers (Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis). Their intense high-octane energy, electrifying stage presence, and powerhouse vocals combine to create a truly amazing entertainment experience.

They were amazing!

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They sang and danced and even had a comedy act. They were so funny!  I love that everything comes from their voices! They showed a 2 minute movie clip and did all the sounds (cars, horses, and more).

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They did songs from each decade. Of course, my favorite decade they sang was the 80′s because I could sing all the words to all the songs!  They were so entertaining to watch.

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They changed outfits throughout the show to go with the decades, performers, and songs.

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They even did a Justin Beiber parody! It was so funny!

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Two of my blogging buddies were even part of the show!  Pictured above are Natasha from Houseful of Nicholes and Heather from The Food Hussy.  They dressed up like the Village people and danced away!

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During the show they took a picture of the crowd.  This is our picture. I’m over on the far right. :)

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Here is a better picture with my blogging buddies, SIX, and I. It was such a great experience and a show I highly recommend for the whole family!

Here’s a video of them singing “Beautiful Day” from their YouTube Channel.

Connect with them online:

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Mel’s Hard Luck Diner in Branson, MO – Review #ExploreBranson

 

*I received a complimentary meal at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner in Branson, MO to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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Photo Credit: Houseful of Nicholes

We invite you to come and experience a restaurant that is different from all the others and Let Us Sing for your Supper!

While we were on our vacation in Branson, MO we had a chance to eat at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner.  While I was there I got to meet Mel himself.

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I asked Mel what he recommended and his first suggestion was the Sweet Sensations Salad  {Grilled chicken breast, almonds slivers, strawberries and mandarin oranges on a bed of fresh blended lettuce with raspberry vinaigrette dressing}.  Of course I had to order it “Mel’s Way” {Add pecans, cashews, and a banana}.  It was absolutely delicious! I never even knew I liked bananas on my salad.  All the different ingredients blended really well together.

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Not only is this a great diner with awesome food, but ALL the waiters sing! Yes, every one of them. I was talking to our waitress and she said everyone has to audition to work there.  They all took turns singing songs and duets. It’s such a fun atmosphere for everyone in the family!

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Not only did they have awesome food, service, and entertainment – they had amazing desserts! I ordered the root beer float and could only finish about a third of it.  It’s definitely something you can share.

Next time you’re in Branson, make sure to stop by and enjoy a meal at Mel’s!

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Win a Case of Pretzel Crisps®

 

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Pretzel Crisps® are a modern twist on an old favorite. With its thin, crunchy, high-quality ingredients and sweet and savory flavors, it’s no wonder Pretzel Crisps® are the go-to, better-for-you snack choice. Read donnahup.com’s full review on Pretzel Crisps® here.

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One lucky fan will win a case of Pretzel Crisps® for themselves! All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

*Giveaway open to US only. Giveaway ends April 14th, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT.

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Win an 8 pack of Guillow’s Gliders

 

I have a fun giveaway for the kiddos today – great Easter basket idea actually! Guillow’s Airplane Kits (easy to make this time! – can be built in under 5 minutes)

 

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It’s so pretty outside! I love being able to spend more time in the outdoors and I’m excited to bring you this fun giveaway to use outdoors!

Get ready for Spring with Guillow’s Airplane Kits! That’s right, head outside and enjoy the warming weather and spend some time with the kids as they easily construct the Gulliow’s Foam and Balsa Wood Fliers. Watch them fly high and have some fun! In fact, make sure to check out Tracy at Having Fun Saving for her full review here!

To get your excited for Spring Guillow’s has offered a huge Prize Pack of 8 Gliders!

Here’s how to enter:

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Coupons.com Easter Deals Hunt Giveaway #EasterDealsHunt

 

*This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

I love Easter and I love crafting so you can imagine how excited I am to make Easter Crafts!
Here is an example of one of my Easter Goodies this year:
These bird nests were so much fun and much more simpler to make than I originally thought. I live in a small town and I often don’t want to spend the hour (and fuel money) to drive into town to get special ingredients. I shop a lot online. One of my favorite places to shop is Amazon!
Did you know that you could use Coupon Codes on Amazon?!  You totally can!  You would not believe the Easter deals at Coupons.com! Not only can you save money at Amazon, but Carters and Kohl’s (think Easter outfits!).  I love that I can shop for Easter clothes from awesome stores that are no where near where I live and still save money with coupon codes!
We have an awesome giveaway so you can totally use those coupon codes and score your own Easter Deals! We’re giveaway $400 to Amazon.com via Coupons.com! There will be 4 winners who will win a $100 Amazon Gift Codes/Cards. {4 winners – $100 each}  Just enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
*Giveaway is open to US only. Giveaway ends 4/21/14 at 11:59pm EDT.

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Sing into Spring with Walt Disney Records Giveaway

 

*I received a complimentary collection of  Tween Disney Music CDs to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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You all know that I am a *HUGE* fan of Disney! I love the parks, their movies, sound tracks, all of it!  One of my favorite Disney Monies is Frozen!  Our favorite CD is the Frozen sound track. We listen to it all the time!  The rest are great too! The munchkins love Austin & Ally and were thrilled with that CD.

Have you seen Teen Beach Movie?  It is kind of like a family friendly Grease.  There are LOTS of fun songs from it.  The new one for us was Play it Loud. It has songs from all different Disney shows.  Disney has been repeat all week long.

I am very excited to let you know that we are offering TWO Disney Music CD prize packs.  There will be two winners.  (one prize pack each)

One Winner will receive the Preschool Set which includes:

  • Preschool Set
  • Doc McStuffins Sound Track
  • DJ Shuffle
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates / Yo Ho Matey
  • Frozen Sound Track

The second winner will receive Tween Set (you can read more about the Tween set and get a second chance to win over at Enchanted Savings) which includes:

  • Frozen Sound Track
  • Austin & Ally: Turn It Up Sound Track
  • DC Play it Loud
  • Teen Beach Movie Sound Track

All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below.

*Open to US only. Giveaway ends  4/7/2014 at 11:59 pm EDT.

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Disclaimer:

I was sent a complimentary collection of Disney Music CDs by as part of Entertainment New Media Network.  Giveaway is sponsored through the network by donnahup.com with prizes provided by Walt Disney Records. 

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We have a CORNucopia of aMAIZEing Family Fun Activities in the Twin Cities

 

Whether or not you live in the Twin Cities area, you can make a day of family fun with corn and corn-related activities.


Maize is a critically important crop, locally and around the world. Explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years, and discover why it continues to surprise us today. Explore how scientists think and work, and how their research improves world food supplies.

Maize is a critically important crop, locally and around the world. Explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years, and discover why it continues to surprise us today. Explore how scientists think and work, and how their research improves world food supplies.

Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain

Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Jaques Gallery
Museum Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $6; Age 3-17: $4; Under 3: free; Free admission for all visitors on Sundays

A few weeks ago, Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain opened at the Bell. This traveling exhibit from the Museum of the Earth is really aimed at adults, but with a little pre-planning, I think this would make a great center to a family day that I was already planning. Science Kids has some Fun Corn Facts for Kids. This is a good list to hand to my 3rd grader to read outloud on the trip over. Iowa Corn also has a kids page with activity suggestions and coloring pages. Obviously, this page is a little biased toward the corn industry, but you can pick and choose what you print for your kids.

One of the things I love about the Bell is that I have never seen it very crowded — even on Sundays when its free. If the Maize exhibit is an utter failure for us, the habitats are always a hit and we have the Touch and See Discovery Room to fall back on.

Growing Popcorn At Home

This year we plan to plant popcorn in our ill-fated garden plot. This fills me with renewed hope that this year we will harvest something more than the occasional green onion. According to Mother Earth News, “popcorn is easy to grow, and works especially well for those gardeners among us who might not think to put new seeds in as late as May or June.” I found step-by-step directions for growing popcorn at SF Gate.

Our real crop will go in the ground, sometime in late Mary or early June, but April is a good time to do our “test crop”. We buy our popcorn from our neighborhood co-op, so I assume our kernels are fresh and untreated, but I wouldn’t want to waste effort on something that isn’t going to work and this is fun science experiment for the kids.

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Making Popcorn In A Wok

After planting our popcorn seeds, not having any popcorn would be a huge disappointment. We recently discovered wok-cooked popcorn and never want to go back to any other method. I don’t know why it matters, but woks just make the best popcorn.

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Joy Peters is a co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com

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Boomers Best Fan Foto Contest

 

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Boomers is currently hosting a photo contest for their fans! All you have to do is submit a photo of yourself at Boomers and use the hashtag #BoomersBFF via Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win 8 FREE Champ Passes!

PLUS you get a $5 off coupon for a Champ Pass when you enter so everyone wins!

Enter the Best Fan Foto Contest here!

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