Stock Up and Save at Walmart on P&G + Giveaway

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We live in a townhouse, with limited storage, and a toddler that’s on the go.  We don’t typically stock up because of the fact that we don’t always have the room for it.  However, when there is a great sale and it’s on everyday items we use and brands we trust – game on!

Now through April 30, 2015 you can purchase some of your favorite P&G products at Walmart and save.  We saved by getting some diapers for Abby and Charmin toilet paper!  Those are the two things that we seem to run out of lightening fast.  At that rate, we picked up 2 boxes of Pampers so that we could give one to our sitter and be good to go for a month or so.

The items available are:

·         Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent

·         Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent

·         Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong Toilet Paper

·         Bounty Mega Roll Select-A-Size Paper Towels

·         Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers

·         Pampers Swaddlers Huge Pack

·         Tampax Pearl Plastic, Super Absorbency

·         Always Ultra Thin Long Super Unscented Pads

·         Always Discreet Maximum Underwear

·         Always Discreet Moderate Regular Length Pads

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The Giveaway: $25 Walmart Gift Card

Required Entry: Leave a comment telling me which item you will be stocking up on during the Walmart Stock Up and Save event. You can come back every day and tell me another item you will be stocking up on!

 

Winners notified by email only, so make sure I have a way of accessing your email address when you comment.

Rules: You may only enter the stated number of times per method listed above. No entering on behalf of others, using extra identities or others identities, no automated program entries, etc.  This giveaway is only open to those in the USA, ages 18+. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 29, 2015. I will pick a winner and email them and they have 48 hours to claim the prize. If no response, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

Disclosure: I have been compensated by P&G for sharing this information and the giveaway gift card. Opinions are my own and we proudly shop at Walmart for our family’s needs on a regular basis. We also enjoy seeing the “People of Walmart”

 

Jenn GaffneyStock Up and Save at Walmart on P&G + Giveaway
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Did You Know McDonald’s is REAL Food

 

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There are so many myths and theories about McDonald’s menu.  There is a lot of talk about the fast food industry in general.  While I’d love to be that Mom/Wife that can provide my family with nothing but whole foods that are home cooked and well thought of ahead of time.  Reality is – I’m a working mom, I work outside of the home 40+ hours a week, with a husband who does the same.  We are lucky that we make it out the door on time most days.  To say that we are “on-the-go” is an understatement.  While I’d love to be able to say that I make time each day or even week to devote to the preparation for our meals, I don’t.

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When we are “on-the-go” I don’t feel bad stopping at McDonald’s to get meals that suit our needs. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Not only do I know that I’m getting something that we enjoy, but something that is a nutritious option for us.  McDonald’s recently launched their “Our Food – Your Questions” Campaign.  I have to say, it was an eye opener for me.  I did see a viral video years ago about Chicken McNuggets.  I have to say without researching, it completely swayed my opinions on Chicken McNuggets.  I’m happy to say that their recent campaign has totally changed my opinion.

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What I loved to learn about even more, is where the potatoes come from that make all of the fries that we love! America’s greatest french fries come from potatoes from farmers right here in the US that are passionate about what they do and the food that they grow.

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Give it a try for yourself, ask your question – McDonald’s wants to know what questions you have!  They might have even answered your question already.  I know that I was definitely impressed with what they had to say.  We now happily eat our chicken nuggets and I happily stop for coffee every morning, since it’s only $1 and it tastes great.  Abby is specifically happy about their new fresh fruit option of Cuties for her Happy Meal.  She normally lives for the apple slices! We also are known to get the kiddos in our lives Treat Packs from McDonald’s around Halloween.

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You can even join in on McDonald’s Gift Fest going on through the 22nd. A McDonald’s gift card makes a perfect stocking stuffer, gift for a bus driver, teacher, etc.  It’s one of our go-to gifts for each other for our stockings.  Friendspired Friends have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card that they can add to their stockings by entering our giveaway below.

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Disclaimer:  Friendspired was provided with a giftcard as a part of being a McCafe Mom.  All opinions expressed above are our my own.

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Lalaloopsy’s World’s Largest PJ Party & Giveaway

Do you Lala-love Lalaloopsy?  Join them for the World’s Largest PJ Party as they attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records! You’re invited to join them for their #lalapjparty!
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Lalaloopsy’s World’s Largest PJ Party will be held on November 15th from 7-10 ET (4-7PT).
Lalaloopsy will be live tweeting and Facebook posting from the event.
Readers can join the fun using the hashtag #LalaPJParty.
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You will have the ability to win prizes, answer trivia questions & have the chance to enjoy all the Lalaloopsy activities. You will have your own opportunity to have your very own sleepover from home.
Download the Lalaloopsy Checklist & great cut out images for selfies with this link!
Now for a giveaway for those of you LalaLoopsy Lovers!  An Adorable Lalaloopsy Baking Oven
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Cascade Platinum Shines – Review & Giveaway

Have an opinion to share? Head to the Cascade website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum (http://www.cascadeclean.com/us/cascade/review) including #CascadeShiningReviews. One reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher!

Ever wonder why your dishes aren’t sparkling or shining after they’ve been washed in your dishwasher?  Or perhaps why your glasses have streaks all over them?  I know that I’ve been feeling lackluster for a little while now about the performance of our dishwasher.  I’ve even asked hubs, is it the dishwasher, or is it us? 

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Enter the Cascade Platinum Challenge! A perfect opportunity for us to figure out what it is we are doing wrong. First things first – Did you know there is actually a science to loading your dishwasher?  No, I’m not talking about the rules that my husband thinks are the ways to load the dishwasher.  I am talking about all of the myths that we blindly follow.  Such as – Pre-Wash!  Skip it!!! Did you know you could skip it??

You can, and let me tell you why, it’s because Cascade Platinum works it’s best when there is still food to break down. It has special enzymes that latch onto the food breaking it down so that it can wash away.  If there’s no food for it to latch onto, it won’t do it’s job! You don’t even need to rinse it before going into the dishwasher.  Just remove the large chunks of food and throw them away. 

Be sure to follow the actual rules:

  1. Do NOT block the sprayer
  2. Do NOT block the detergent chamber – you can stack your tall dishes in the back, so long as the chamber is not blocked.
  3. Fragile items on top rack.
  4. Set your glasses BETWEEN the tines on the rack – NOT over them.  (one of our problems – which cause the wet spots on our glasses)
  5. Thread any of your long utensils through coffee mug handles to help them stay secure during the wash cycle.
  6. Make sure that there aren’t any stray utensils that can block the sprayer. 
  7. Load LARGE dishes on the bottom rack, face down so that the water reaches all the nooks and crannies.

cascade brownie challengeSo, I had made a batch of brownies the night before, which hubby seemed to think were all for him! I let that dish sit the entire time with the dried up batter in it overnight.  Waiting for our guests to arrive so we could show them the power of Cascade. 

I have to say, that is so against my nature, I’m used to soaking and then pre-washing before putting into the dish washer. IMG_7596

While I was happy to have something done for prep before hand, that meant the next day it was time to just enjoy a few moments, before trying my hand at the Mac & Cheese recipe from The Pioneer Woman!

With lots of starch, I was curious to see how these would stack up without any pre-wash! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t buying it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62ef9fe3-e08c-4f43-92e1-329d1449987dNext, some swimming was enjoyed by all.  Some family time had.  It was time to break out that Mac & Cheese.  Surprisingly, for my first go at Mac & Cheese homemade, not from a blue box or with a shiny pack of liquid cheese – I’m pretty pleased with my accomplishment.  It was also kid approved! 

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After taking a break from swimming, seconds of the Mac & Cheese were had, and little miss was so messy she needed to be changed.  Whoever thought a white onesie was a good idea, was crazy – that’d be Mommy!  She looked like she did a cheese slip & slide.  I’m guessing that the Mac & Cheese was loved so much, she decided to run around like a crazy lunatic and a bin on her head.

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Next was time for the big unveiling, and to see if Cascade Platinum passed the test!  What do you think? I was super curious to see how everything would come out in the wash.  So I couldn’t wait to check it out. Especially putting to use all the great knowledge that I gathered while prepping for the challenge. 

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I was very excited to be a part of this program, and I truly learned a lot.  Cascade’s goal is to educate people on how to achieve immaculately clean dishes every time they put them through a wash cycle. For more information, definitely check out Cascade’s Twitter and Facebook!

I would love for all of our readers to put Cascade Platinum to the test in your own homes.Try it out and post your authentic review at www.cascadeclean.com/us/cascade/review using hashtag #cascadeshiningreview for a chance to win a prize pack.

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The prize pack will include:

·       Cascade Platinum

·       Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid

·       Whisk

·       Spatula

·       Cheese grater

·       Oven mitts

Enter below for your chance to win! Please share your experience’s with us by leaving a comment!  Be sure to use #cascadeshiningreview when you share on your social media outlets!

Disclaimer: This review was possible through Double Duty Divas and Cascade.  I was provided with the featured product and supplies for the party in exchange for my post.  The review I provided was solely my own opinion and all of those opinions are 100% my own. 

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