February 26, 2013

My new earrings!!!

I got the cutest pair of earrings this week! I have gotten alot of compliments on them as well.

The artist is an 11 year old named Jenelle. Her mom and she created this shop to help keep her mind off of the bullying she had to deal with. $1.00 from the sale of each piece of jewelry is donated to EVERYONE MATTERS, an anti-bullying organization. Which is one of the coolest ideas. I have been the mom of both the bullied and the bullier and I thought it only right to buy a pair. Now I think Ill go back and buy a few more. Hopefully my friends will as well! 

They are so pretty! I love them!!!
(sorry the pic is so fuzzy! its from hubby's phone!)

Link to her shop!
I bought these earrings and was not compensated in any way! I just wanted to share an awesome site with my friends! Hope you guys buy some too! They are so cute!

February 25, 2013

I love getting free stuff in the mail to try and share with my friends! This could not have come at a better time! I was sent a FREE 4 oz sample box of liquid Multi-Symptom Cold Mucinex in Very Berry flavor to try by Smiley360.

Mucinex has always been in my medicine box but I did not give it to the kids since the box always stated not to. This is good for children ages 4 and up. So I figured why not try it? Something to help the kiddos feel a bit better. And yes I took some too!

It deff has a berry smell but its not too potent. Just enough to be noticed and not smell to mediciney. The taste, well it does taste like medicine. But it works. I was surprised because the last time I took something to help with phlem, I thought I was going to hack up a lung! This time it wasn't that bad and the yuck did come up and I am starting to feel better and so are the kids!

  • Relieves Stuffy Nose
  • Controls cough
  • Relieves chest congestion
  • Thins and loosens mucus
  • Alcohol-free
  • Active ingredients: 100 mg guaifenesin, 5 mg dextromethorphan HBr and 2.5 mg phenylephrine HCl per 5 ml
 Here is the link for a $2.00 off coupon for this product. I was allowed to share this link as part of my smiley360 mission. 

Musinex MSC $2.00 off coupon 


February 21, 2013

easy peasy laundry detergent

Easiest Laundry Detergent Receipe

You will need: 
  • 2 cups super washing soda
  • 2 cups borax
  • 2 bars of regular (like Ivory) soap, or 1 bar Fels-Naptha

Grate soap (with the very fine section of the cheese grater), add in 2 cups borax and 2 cups washing soda, and stir well for at least 5 minutes. And you’re done! 

 Use 1-2 tablespoons of detergent for one load of laundry. This detergent IS safe for the HE washers.

All of the ingredients can be found at Wal-Mart in the laundry section.

February 20, 2013

Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups

Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups: Thx Campbells® #SlowKettle 4 the free soup and cool stuff! Get a $1 off http://bit.ly/YVxW1D #SlowDownAndSavor *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

February 16, 2013

I love getting stuff in the mail!  I got a package with CAMPBELLS  Slow Kettle Style Soup and my choice of soup was Southwest style Chicken Chili. 
You heat it over the stove until its steamy hot or warm, however you like your soup.
I put it in a smaller bowl and put Mexican Style shredded cheese on it.

 This was so good! It had just enough kick for me to notice. I literally had to his from the kids! It would have been easy but the funky socks that came with the Chili gave my location away!

Other varities available are: 

Braised Beef Stew with Baby Bella Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes

Portobello Mushroom & Madeira Bisque with Shallots, Thyme & Sage

Tomato & Sweet Basil Bisque with Fresh Cream & ...

Tuscan-Style Chicken & White Bean with Asiago Cheese, Thyme

Kickin Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder

Roasted Chicken & Chardonnay with fire-roasted tomatoes, aged parmesan & pasta

Campbells Slow Kettle Style Soup website 

Two serving sizes per container
Amount Per Serving (serving size) = 1 cup (240 mL)
Calories 190
Fat Calories 20
Total Fat 2g 
Sat. Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 740mg
Total Carb. 28g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Potassium 550mg
% Daily Values**
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 8%
Iron 10%
* % Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 

I was sent free product and a pair of free socks to review. I was also given 10 $2.00 off coupons to hand out as well.

February 6, 2013

This year we are doing something different for Abby's valentines. We are making them! No store bought cheap cards this year. There are alot of ideas online and we found alot of ideas on Pintrest. We decided on something small and actually cheap since this year our budget is very tight. We needed enough for both her classroom and her Brownie Troop. Another benefit is from the supplies we bought we can save the leftovers and make her birthday party goodie bags and only change the message on the card stock and the contents of the bags. This is the final product! We think they turned out good for a first year try!

At Wal-Mart we bought treat bags in the candy making isle and colored card stock in the printer/copier paper section (about $2 cheaper than in the scrapbook area!). At the Dollar Store we bought the Teddie Crackers and a small stapler with staples. We placed 5 crackers in each baggie. The crackers are bigger than Teddie Grahams and look like 2 bear friends standing beside each other. Then we folded the top over and placed a card stock card on the end and stapled them shut. 

We got the template for the card on another site, teddy bear valentine link

February 1, 2013

Today I got my House Party party kit for Adventure Time Fionna and Cake!! The kids were giddy cause I waited to open it until they got home. See, I can be a nice mommy sometimes! This is what was in it:

 Balloons, VIP pass holders, comic books, 2 videos, temp, tattoos and anti-bullying bracelets.

I've never really been overly fond of Adventure Time but my kids love the show. So I applied to host. I have to say Im glad I did because there is a message with this one. I'm all in favor of any show that attempts to deal with the major bullying issue the United States seems to have with their children, teenagers and some adults.  

 Although this party is closed to any more applicants and hosts, there are others open! If your not already a member, follow the link, houseparty.com and sign up! Not only is it a good reason to have a party, its a good way to get to try things and get some free stuff.