Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Multicultural Starpath Dolls- A Doll for Every Princess!

Starpath Dolls are amazing. I will just start this review off by saying this. They are similarly sized to many other popular dolls but this company gives the dolls a unique twist! They offer dolls which have features from different ethnicities. Every little girl needs her own BFF, and often times it is hard to find dolls of certain exotic looks, but Starpath Dolls are here to help with that! 

We were lucky enough to receive the gorgeous Shining Star doll, whose features closely resemble my daughters very Italian looks. She even has the same hazel eye color. As you can see from the picture, my princess was absolutely in love with Shining Star. She just keep staring at her, and playing with her hair. She was treating this doll the exact way that I treat her, and that really warmed my heart. At only 18 months old, I think she recognized some of her self in this doll, and immediately fell in love with her! I love that we can purchase more outfits for the dolls, and can even purchase her pajamas so she can get ready for bed with us. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Power AirFryer XL Giveaway

Power AirFryer XL Guest Giveaway 

Ends 6/19 US Only

If You or Your Child Has a Disability and Qualifies for SSI, Able United has a Contest for You!

This is the face of an amazing little boy. He has the most sparkling blue eyes, and an equally sparkling personality. He is so smart, and can tell you directions of how to get to any town within a 30 mile radius of us. He is delighted by dinosaurs and loves playing Lego's and Mine Craft. This is also the face of a little boy with a very severe speech delay. Even after being in therapy for a year, he is still significantly delayed, and struggles daily to help us understand him.  He is very patient with us not understanding and thinks of other ways that we may "get" what he is trying to say. We are told this disability may be something he has to deal with for the rest of his life, and he is the face of thousands of children in the state of Florida with a disability. 

When receiving Government funded programs like SSI you can only have a certain amount of money in the bank in order to keep receiving the check. There does not seem to be many ways around that unless you would like to keep cash in a box in your house, and we all know how safe that may (or may not be). Able United has a way around this and allows you to save for the future. You can open an account ,which only takes about 15 minutes to do and save TAX-FREE for your Qualified Disability Expenses. There are absolutely no minimums that you need to put in, and you can save uo to a total of $14k per year and then you can pick how you would like to invest the money. The funds are very easy for you to take out and you can ask that a paper check be sent or you can request an electronic transfer to your account.

Right now, Able United has an awesome contest going on between now and June 15, 2017. Florida residents who qualify for the Able United can enter to be one of five people who win $500 to start off their savings account! That is an awesome way to jump start your much needed savings. You can enter right now on Able United's Facebook Page! Good luck to you! I hope you are one of the lucky ones.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tacos al Pastor with Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

One of my favorite grocery stores is Safeway, and I feel like I’m there every day, but that’s a good thing for me. I love to cook, but sometimes prep work takes too much time. In my family, we eat a lot of pork. Marinating is time consuming, and I have to plan far ahead. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork takes that prep and waiting time completely away and I can just make the meal.

Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1

Now that my kids are getting a little older there is a lot more of The Loud House on! Trust me, we still get our fair share of Bubble Guppies and Paw Patrol with my princess, but my two boys are completely digging The Loud House, and I have to admit it is super cute! Their chaotic life with MANY children really hits home for me. Our home is so chaotic and crazy, so I definitely identify with the parents on this show. The show just released a DVD at the end of May, and my kids have had a trip watching it. We definitely plan on watching this on our eight hour drive for vacation this summer.

Meet the Loud family - a family full of love, chaos, and craziness, and with all of that under one roof, one thing is always for sure: there is never a dull moment in the Loud house! The brand new DVD, Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1, introduces Lincoln Loud, an 11-year old boy who is the middle child of 10 sisters. The Loud House follows Lincoln and his sisters for an inside look at what it takes to survive growing up in a huge family. Lincoln remains the man with the plan to stay one step ahead of the chaos, but whether or not it works is where the adventures begin.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Your Child is Worth the Investment with Florida Prepaid #startingisbelieving

I have shared before, but here I am sharing again because I feel this is SO IMPORTANT to share with you! Florida Prepaid is the way to go to plan for your kids financial future. I realize raising kids is expensive, and hard work, but this is one thing that you definitely need to invest in. I get it, I totally do. We have THREE kids, and the oldest is 9. Considering he will be an early to graduate because of his birthday, we only have 8 more years to plan for his college. Thankfully because of birthday money and other stuff we have saved, we do have what I would say is approximately a year of university saved for him, but that wont go too far and that year will be over quickly! We have now signed him and his two younger siblings up for Florida prepaid. We can only afford to do one year university for each child at this point through Florida Prepaid, but that is one year closer to getting towards our goal of having the bulk of their college paid for. 

You might not know what the program is all about. There are so many different options to choose from. You can purchase one year of community college, one year of state college, two of each, or all four years! You can do this with monthly payments or you can do this by paying in bulk, and the cost will be set at today's rate rather than the rate it might be in ten or even 18 years. What is better is the kids have up to 10 years to use this after their projected start date. That is amazing because it took me until I was 21 to get serious about college, so I know that might happen with them as well. Everything my husband and I read told us we had to do this. We never thought in a million years that we would be able to afford this program for THREE kids at once, but we are just paying for one single year of university at a time for each child. My oldest might not have his entire education paid for by the time he gets there, but luckily we do have some money put aside in an account and we can at least get him two years of university paid for, and that is a big help!! My younger two should be completely paid for by the time they get there if we just keep plugging along! It is exciting to us to know that we can afford and provide a valuable education for our kids. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Madison Valley Candles Giveaway

Madison Valley Candles Guest Giveaway 

Ends 6/13 US Only

Sponsored by: Madison Valley Candles Hosted by: Powered by Mom
Read Powered by Mom's Review on this awesome scented soy candles from Madison Valley Candles HERE.
 If you’re looking for a gift that will really wow the recipient, Madison Valley Candle’s Supreme Soy Candle Gift Basket is an excellent choice. Whether you’re purchasing for a true candle lover or someone that’s tough to buy for, they’re sure to appreciate the wide variety of 100% all natural premium soy candles and accessories that are included. And you can always feel good about giving Madison Valley candles because they’re USDA certified organic, kosher and vegan. Our Supreme Soy Candle Gift Basket contains:
  • 1 Large Soy Crackling Woodwick Candle
  • 1 Large Standard Soy Candle
  • 1 Extra Large 3-Wick Soy Candle
  • 1 Signature Soy Candle Melts 6-pack
  • 1 Votive Soy Candle 6-pack
  • 1 Tea Light Soy Candle 6-Pack
  • 1 Madison Valley Candle Wick Cutter
  • 1 Madison Valley Candle Wick Snuffer
As with all Madison Valley candles, you’re able to completely customize your choice of scent and color for each candle included. We have over 90 scents to choose from.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

$50 Starbucks GC, Home Depot or PayPal Cash Giveaway

$50 Starbucks GC, Home Depot or PayPal Cash Giveaway 

Ends 6/2 Open WW

Which would you chose, Starbucks, Home Depot or PayPal? Right now i'd say Starbucks but i haven't had my coffee yet today. Please enter!