#RocktheHolidays with Unlimited Music Streaming & Reindeer Food Recipe!

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Don’t you just love to get into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music?? I know to me and my family it’s our favorite thing to turn on some Christmas music and start decorating, wrapping gifts, or getting ready for the holidays by making some Reindeer Food!

The best way to enjoy all the Christmas music you want is to stream it right from your phone. T-mobile’s Simple Choice™ cell phone pre-paid plan includes Music Freedom, which allows you to stream unlimited amounts of music! You can stream at high speeds and it doesn’t count against your data usage! That’s NO extra charge and no limits!

Use any of your favorite music services you want, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, and so many more and it doesn’t go against any of your data usage!! How amazing is that?!

With T-mobile’s Simple Choice™ and Music Freedom it’s easy to #RocktheHolidays and enjoy all the Christmas music you want for every and any holiday activity you would have!

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My kiddos and I ran into Walmart to grab the ingredients for Reindeer Food, and while we were there we were able to grab T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and Prepaid $50 Simple Choice™ plan!

We got home, set up the phone and were able to enjoy all the music we wanted! We will now be able to enjoy Christmas music during all our holiday activities!

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Magical Reindeer Food

Reindeer Food Recipe

Super easy to make a batch! You just need to mix Old Fashion Oats and glitter! That’s it 😉 

We also enjoyed listening to unlimited Christmas music while we decorated!

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What is your favorite Christmas activity??




 

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Breakfast Station For Kids Using Quaker #QuakerTime #Ad

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So school is starting in the next few weeks around here, and some of you are actually sending your kids back already! {Which I think is an excellent idea!! Get on the all year school train PA!} I needed to get things ready for back to school now because the next few weekends are pretty busy for our household.

My kids have an entire list of school supplies they need for this year, so we headed over to Walmart to get everything on their supply list. While I was there I wanted to grab some easy and quick breakfast and snack items. I decided that with both boys in school full time now and me working as a school nurse I need things to run as smooth as possible in the morning!

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I decided I was going to make a lunch box station, with grab and go items for their lunch boxes. And a breakfast station with items each of the kids can choose to grab and help prepare for themselves!  I do believe that my kids need to start helping more with these chores so this was a perfect solution!

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Right when we walked into Walmart there was a huge display of Quaker items set up with bonus boxes of Chocolate Chip granola bars 24 count plus a birthday cake bar bonus! Perfect!! These can be used for in the mornings, and also be thrown into their lunchboxes as a nice snack at lunch or afternoon!  The granola bars are a perfect grab and go item along with a banana for mornings if we are a bit rushed for time!

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Then I grabbed the Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal packets in a 20 pack box. Needing to just add hot water for a quick and hot breakfast is perfect for my plan! Plus both boys love the Maple & Brown sugar flavor! It’s really convenient to be able to buy it in such a large quantity without needing a “club membership”

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And lastly I grabbed a HUGE box of Cap’N Crunch Peanut Butter cereal. If the boys feel like a bowl of cereal, they can quickly grab the pre-measured  amount, add milk and done! Plus the oldest kid in the house LOVES this cereal too! 😉

See all the Quaker items you can find at Walmart on the Walmart Quaker page!

I am excited to see how my breakfast station works out once school is in full swing and mornings are a bit more chaotic around here. But for now the boys like knowing what is available and feeling a bit more independent being able to help themselves!

Find even more great breakfast ideas and more at Quaker’s pinterest and see videos of recipes at Quaker’s Youtube page! Some yummy ideas on there!!

 

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Hallmark Kids Poster Cards SUPER Cool! #kidscards #CollectiveBias #shop

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I know sometimes kids can discard their birthday cards without really taking the time to read and enjoy them, especially if they can’t even read! Hallmark has new Poster cards for kids that will change the way kiddos enjoy their next birthday card!

The Hallmark Poster Cards are super cool cards that turn into a poster that your child can then hang and enjoy! How “Super Cool” is that?! I know my kids LOVE posters! So with my youngest son’s upcoming birthday I knew that I had to head to Walmart and check out their selection of cards!

I found the kids poster cards on an end cap where all the other greeting cards are found. There were many fun cards to choose from, but I knew that Caiden would love a Spiderman card! Especially because two of his gifts were spiderman themed!

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He LOVED the poster card! It made him feel so special that he got such a special card for his birthday!

My son’s birthday is actually today!! Happy 6th Birthday Caiden!! We Love you to Infinity and Beyond!!

Did you know that you can get rewarded for buying Hallmark cards? Well you CAN! For every 5 card you purchase you get a reward of your choice!! Its free to sign up HERE!

Make sure you check out Connections from Hallmark to sign up for Hallmark Rewards, and to see great content from other bloggers. Join in the #kidscards conversation on Twitter!

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NickMom Instant Mom Girls Night In! #MotherFunny

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Have you ever found yourself sitting on your couch, with the kids in bed, and you are still watching Nick Jr.?! Yeah me too, watching Bubble Guppies by yourself, not so fun!

Well now there’s a show just for us Moms! Called Instant Mom and NickMom airs new episodes on the Nick Jr. channel every Sunday at 10:00 pm EST and reruns can be viewed every night. Please check your local listing or this link to confirm the time in your specific time zone!

Instant Mom is a show staring Tia Mowry-Hardrict becomes a Instant Mom when she marries an older man. Tia’s character, Stephanie has to quickly learn how to be a full-time stepmom with the help of her overbearing mother, Maggie, while attempting to keep her social life active.

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My girlfriend came over for some much needed “Mommy Time” and we made some “Mommy’s Special Lemonade” while we watched Instant Mom on NickMom. It was very nice to sit back with an adult beverage, good friend, and some laughs.

I think we can all relate to Instant Mom and the challenges of Mothering we all face!  Needing some good laughs make sure you tune in Sunday nights to NickMom to catch Instant Mom.

 Here’s some fun recipes for drinks for your next Girls Night In:

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Connect with Instant Mom:

●      http://nickmom.com

●      @NickMom

●      https://www.facebook.com/nickmom

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Snickers & Milky Ways Bites Coupon! Up to $2 off! #shop

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If you love chocolate, you won’t be able to resist new SNICKERS(r) and Milky Way(r) Bites.  Enjoy unwrapped, bite-sized morsels that are great in recipes or by themselves!  For tailgating, these #GameDayBites will be sure to make the crowd go wild.  Hurry before coupons run out!

Head over here to grab your $1 off Snickers and Milky Ways Bites coupon!

The awesome thing about this coupon is if you share  this coupon via Twitter, Facebook or email it to 3 people, the value of the coupon will double! So you can get up to $2 off!

These are perfect for tailgating and snacking! They would be perfect to make caramel apple dip! Or chop the minis and use them to coat regular caramel apples! YUM!!

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Snickers & Milky Ways Bites Coupon! Up to $2 off! #shop

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If you love chocolate, you won’t be able to resist new SNICKERS(r) and Milky Way(r) Bites.  Enjoy unwrapped, bite-sized morsels that are great in recipes or by themselves!  For tailgating, these #GameDayBites will be sure to make the crowd go wild.  Hurry before coupons run out!

Head over here to grab your $1 off Snickers and Milky Ways Bites coupon!

The awesome thing about this coupon is if you share  this coupon via Twitter, Facebook or email it to 3 people, the value of the coupon will double! So you can get up to $2 off!

These are perfect for tailgating and snacking! They would be perfect to make caramel apple dip! Or chop the minis and use them to coat regular caramel apples! YUM!!

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Homemade Pumpkin Lattes Made With A Mason Jar!

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Oh how useful are Mason Jars??!? I just love them! ♥ And here is one more reason to love em, they can make Pumpkin Lattes at home! How cool is that?!

I recently had some girlfriends over to let our kiddos play and catch up with each other since we haven’t been able to connect in awhile. It was the beginning of fall so we were able to sit outside while the kids played and make some moments of connection!  I wanted to make the get together special so I made some yummy pumpkin bread and wanted to make something with the new Coffeemate Pumpkin Spice creamer.

I read somewhere that you could make Homemade Lattes with a Mason Jar! And it seemed so easy it was perfect for our get together!

It was really fun to make the lattes with the girls, we had a good time shaking up the jar and garnishing our coffee treats. After we were done making the lattes we enjoyed some moments of connection outside while we chatted about our kiddos and life as stay at home moms.

How to make:

Add about 1 cup of Coffeemate Pumpkin Spice to mason jar.

Microwave the jar {without the lid} for about 2 minutes

Carefully take out with pot holders {It will be HOT!} and screw metal lid onto jar.

SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!

 

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Pour into your cup of coffee!

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Top with any desired garnish like whipped cream and ground nutmeg!
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And then sit back and ENJOY making Moments of Connection with the ones you love!

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Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe Using Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Do you like Jalapeno Poppers?! How about a dip that is not as much work as breading and frying actual jalapenos…. less work = :) in my book! And of course I had to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese because other brands just don’t compare in the taste and quality that Philadelphia cream cheese does! Plus you can find a Philadelphia cream cheese coupon that is good for $.50 off a 2 pack of Philadelphia Cream Cheese! Always better when you have a coupon too! 😉

I had some friends over to watch Big Brother and made this dip for us to snack on. It was a big hit especially for the pregnant friend 😉

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Jalapeno Popper Dip recipe

Ingredients Needed:

Dip Mixture:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temp {Find a coupon below for $.50/2!}
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (half Jack, half cheddar cheese)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup OR 8 oz of Jalapeno peppers

Topping:

  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted

Preparation:

In a food processor, add the first 6 ingredients and process until smooth. You do not need to drain the “juice” of the peppers. Spread the dip into a greased 2-quart casserole.
In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and melted butter; mix well. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the dip
Bake in a preheated 375 degree F. oven for about 20 minutes.
You want the top to get browned and the dip to be heated through and bubble gently on the edges.
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Grab this awesome coupon to save $.50/1 2 pack 8 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese!  *you must be within a 5 mile radius of any Walmart location in order to view the digital coupon!*

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