Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome Autumn with Immaculate Baking all natural mixes

It's that time of year. School bells are ringing, pumpkins are bring picked, and let the baking begin!

Immaculate Baking mixes offer all natural ingredients , no artificial flavors or preservatives, and no bleached flour.

The mixes are super easy to prepare:

Just add melted butter and eggs for this deep, dark chocolate pan of brownies. Can you taste them now!

Target has some great deals going on now for the dry mixes and cartwheel app savings too.

Look for varieties of  Immaculate where you buy groceries and visit them at

Be sure to check out their artist designed boxes of Folk Art Fun.

    Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Immaculate Baking through Platefull Co-Op.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SAVE on Purex Laundry Detergent with TARGET CARTWHEEL

Save on back to school clean clothing! The laundry is piling up high these days with school back in session, sports clothing, activities, and special events. Keep your clothes clean with savings from Purex and Target Cartwheel. 

Have you used Target Cartwheel yet? Get it on your phone quick. You can save on stuff you shop for at Target, and also use coupons. So, you can use the saving app, manufacture, and Target coupons all on the same product. Big savings people! Get the Cartwheel app now! 

#Cartwheel #coupon

Giveaway: HOLY GHOST DVD. Travel the world and see God at work.

Holy Ghost DVD is a documentary film from director Darren Wilson. His director roles are found in of films such as Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights.

I enjoyed  watching the DVD and seeing the adventure, travel, and faith of the world in action. It's a great film for your family to watch, share at Church, youth group, or just a bunch of friends. 

The film is a insight into life, earth, places, people, and adventure. The film takes the viewer to Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, the oldest city in the world, and many more exciting places and events. 

This film is about taking a risk. The risk that let's the story tellers travel the world, see what people do all day and night and share it with us, the viewer.

This film is about making God famous. It's a simple statement, but so powerful because he is famous world wide. Watch and see!!!

Holy Ghost features  such as Lenny Kravitz, Brain “Head” Welch, Bill Johnson, Michael W. Smith, Todd White, Meredith Andrews, DeVon Franklin, William P. Young, Phil Vische and more!

Be sure to visit the official website for tour dates and more info.
Stay up to date on their facebook page

On September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will host the FREE worldwide premiere of the film at this site —>

For your chance to win the DVD HOLY GHOST, enter the rafflecopter below. only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Suddenly Grain Salad™ is in stores now! See how easy it is to prepare, and better yet, to eat!

It's been a while since we had Suddenly Pasta Salad on our dinner table, and when I saw Suddenly Grain Salad was available-well that got my attention. 

Suddenly Grain Salad mixes are a hearty blend of grains like brown rice, wild rice, wheat berries, quinoa, tasty herbs and spices. Depending on the variety-there is dried fruit, vegetables, and/or nut mix-ins and a zesty dressing packet included in the box.

What we liked about Suddenly Grain Salad:

Great taste, and texture
Wholesome grains, fruits, nuts included in the box
27 grams of whole grain per serving
priced around @2.69 per package
each 5.5-6.7 ounce package makes 4 servings

grains, nuts, and dressing mix all included. just cook, add oil and water to dressing and mix all together

Grains come in a boil-in-bag 

Easy to prepare:
boil, mix, serve
Add  oil and water to the dressing pack and mix.
boil the grains or rice in the boil-in-bag
rinse with cold water after cooking and drain
add the nuts and/or fruit pack from the box and mix together

Look for Suddenly Grain Salad where you buy groceries in these three varieties:

The Harvest Grains Mix: brown rice, wild red rice, quinoa, cranberries, almonds, blush wine vinaigrette
Tuscan Grains Mix: brown rice, wheat berries, quinoa, almonds, red peppers, tomato Parmesan herb dressing:
Southwest Grains Mix:brown rice, quinoa, black beans, corn, red peppers, chipotle vinaigrette
Feel free to add your own mix ins like chopped apple, pear, dates, tomatoes, feta cheese, chickpeas, green onion, green chilies, whatever you like!

Visit Betty Crocker for coupons and other offers. 

Disclosure: I received Suddenly Grain Salad Mixes, a gift card, and serving spoon from General Mills, Platefull Coop for this post. The comments and views are my own. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Do you have a scholar in your house? Label their loot with the NEW Scholars Pack from Mabel's Labels.

Does your child's school have a lost and found box? I've looked in the lost and found box more times than I care to remember for a sweatshirts, gym clothes, books, lunch boxes, and a shoe or two. This year label your child's belongings with back to school labels from Mabel's Labels and save a trip to the lost and found box!

The new Stylish Scholars Pack from Mabel's Labels is just right for older school students, college students, and teachers. 

The new Scholars Pack is perfect for labeling electronics, chargers, books, school supplies, sports gear, water bottles, phones, back packs, and whatever your sending out the door for school, sports, or activities. 

In each Scholar pack you'll find:

40 Skinny-Minis tm
50 Tag Mates tm
16 Round Labels
2 Teeny Tags tm

We chose the Confetti Dreamin' style, and there are several other styles to chose from like Camo, Plaid, Chevron, Textured Weave, Quarterfoil, Plain, and more to fit most any stylish scholar. 

When I received the Scholar's Pack I had it near my work area and my daughter spotted it and took it right up to her room without me even knowing she had it! Older kids like to personalize and keep their stuff! 

Teeny Tags
Round Labels
Tag Mates
Skinny Minis
I use Mabel's labels for my own items like chargers, phones, activity bags, even pens. I have had things returned to me already! I've left my phone charger places and having Mabel's labels on them found their way back to me.

Visit Mabel's Labels for a variety of styles, designs, and needs in labeling your child's belongs as well as your own.

Disclosure: I received  a Scholars Pack from Mabel's Labels for this review. The comments and views are my own

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My three top picks for back to school for pen lovers and for keeping your mobile and home screens shiny and clean.

I love back to school shopping-the school supply list that is. The trying on of clothing, shoes, and jackets is not my favorite part of back to school shopping, but school supplies, well that's fun!

The smell of fresh new pencils, new rolls of tape, glue,  new colorful pens, markers, and notebooks, yep, I like that part.
Not only do I like it for the kids, but for myself. It's a fresh start for the new year, and a perfect time to start fresh for the home office. But I'd better focus on my children's back to school lists for now.

My three top picks for back to school for pen lovers and for keeping  your mobile and at home screens shiny and clean:

1.  ZEBRA SARASA Gel Retractable Pen set:
  • Gel pens in more than a rainbow of colors.
  • Lefty Preferred, and just as good for right handed people
  • Rapid Dry Ink-no smear, no smudge
  • Soft Rubber grip that is latex free
  • Refillable with  ZEBRA ink
  • Available in three point sizes in 14 vibrant colors
  • Smooth writing, smooth click action, and love the colors!

2.  DUST OFF Premium Screen Cleaner for Touch Screens:
contents: 1-11.5 x 12.75 Screen Shammy Microfiber Cloth
1- 1.69 ounce Premium Screen Spray
  • Premium Screen Spray to use on all touch screens.
  • Cleans off fingerprints, smudges, grit and grime
  • No run formula
  • Use on screens of tablets, monitors, lap tops, smart phones, cameras, gaming devices, T.V.'s, GPS screens
  • Wipe ans polish screen without streaks or residue
  • Use with DUST OFF Screen Shammy Microfiber Cloth included in the package
  • Cloth is machine washable
  • Acceptable  size for carry on airplane travel
  • Easy to use, cleans and shines screens with just a spray and wipe
  • Package has caution text for cleaning your screen, like be sure the cloth is clean before wiping your screen, and don't use excessive pressure when wiping.
  • I used the spray and Shammy Microfiber cloth on my lap top which was dotted with water marks from the last time I tried to clean it with a paper towel and glass cleaner.
  • The screen was shiny, clean, spot free after using Dust Off Premium Screen Cleaner.

3.  DUST OFF Mobile Screen Cloth Fashion Collection:
  • Double sided microfiber cloth solid color on one side and design on other side
  • Fashionable
  • Cleans screens surface of dirt, grime, fingerprints, facial oils, and make up.
  • Easy to store in back pack, purse, book bag, briefcase
  • Easy to use for quick touch ups
  • Use on smart phones, tablets, e-readers, gaming devices, eyeglasses, sunglasses, aqua touch screens
  • Machine washable on gentle cycle
  • I use Dust Off Mobile Screen Cloth on my smart phone and it worked great-took off fingerprints, and a steak of grime too.
  • Great for kids to take to school for use on any screen, great for moms and dads to keep with them where ever they go. Foldable and easy to store cloth.

Look for these great new products where ever you buy office supplies, and visit ZEBRA and DUST OFF for more great info and products.

Disclosure: I received the products mention in this post for this review. The comments and views are my own. Please visit the companies for specific information and use instructions.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy 100th Birthday, Morton Salt Girl, she doesn't look a day over 8!

"When it rains it pours", that saying has been popular for well over 100 years from the Morton Salt company. Another milestone is that in 2014 it's a Happy 100th Birthday to Morton Salt Girl!  
Morton Salt was established in Chicago in 1848 by Joy Morton who also founded the Morton Arboretum. His love for trees and the environment was passed down to him by his father, J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. 

Morton has assist in the fight to end iodine deficiency worldwide with Morton Iodized Salt, beginning in 1924.

In 1914 the Morton Salt Girl appeared on the Morton Salt package.

Morton has a new product line for health and beauty with Epsom Salt products. Use Morton Epsom Salt for body, foot, and facials.

Morton Salt is great for making salt dough, pita crisps, recipes, foods, and how about that warm salt water rinse the dentist recommends after a over due cleaning.

Look for culinary salts, water softening salts, pool salts, and deicing salts too.

Thanks to Mom Select for letting me help celebrate her birthday!

Here's a few trivia questions about salt, let see how smart you are!

Which word comes from Salt?

answer is Salary. The English language is pepper wit word related to salt. "Salary" comes from Roman times when salt was precious it was used as cash. Other words with salt origin: salad, sausage, salute, sailor, soda, salvation.

What was Christoper Columbus trying to find?

answer is Salt. He had strict order to bring home boatloads of salt.

Did you know?

in 1777 British Troops captured General Washington's stash of salt. It was a nutrient vital to the health of Americans.

Salt was sold in enormous bags and the cylinder came about so Morton's salt could be poured when weather was damp. It's been flowing freely ever since.

We need salt to live. Salt is physiologically necessary to regulate our heartbeat and body's balance of fluids. 

The Morton Salt girl we know today is from a 1968 image and she looks to be around 8 years old. 

Disclosure: I was sent materials and products for this review. The comments and views are my own. See Morton Salt web site for specific details on the products.


In theaters October 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

did you see that kangaroo? did you see that aligator? how about that day they had! wow. Their poor car didn't look to good! 


ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS has begun principal photography with an all star cast of: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sasha Baron Cohen.

Stay tuned for images and trailers coming soon! 

Mark you calendar now for the film's opening day on May 27th, 2016

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Disney’s INTO THE WOODS trailer and images are here! See the film In theaters December 2014

Coming to a theater near you this December in Walt Disney's INTO THE WOODS. 

about the film: take a look at this awesome cast!!!
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Dolphin Tale 2 NEW Music Video and Giveaway for a Free Song Download from Gavin Degraw

Are you getting excited for the NEW DOLPHIN TALE 2 film coming this September??? 

Leave a comment below for your chance to win a FREE download of "You Got Me" the latest single from Gavin Degraw for the upcoming Dolphin Tale 2 film.  One random winner will be sent the download from the media company. Comments close on August 22, 2014. 

Here's a look at the new video and scenes from the film:

Disclosure: I received this video and song as part of being a Dolphin Tale 2 ambassador.

Monday, August 11, 2014

ACTIVZ new line of vegetable and fruit powders are easy to use, taste great, and are full of nutrition!

ACTIVZ ™ new line of produce powders are easy to use and taste great, and are full of nutrition! You can even sneak them into your families favorite meals for added flavor and benefits of fruits and vegetables. 

With school days closing in this month, meal preparation will be a little more structured to keep on school schedules, sports, and after school activities. An easy way to add fruits and vegetables into family meals is with ACTIVZ powders. 

We tried Organic Spinach Powder in a few of our favorite meals. For Organic Spinach powder, one serving equals 2 rounded tablespoons. One serving equals 1/2 cup fresh spinach. That's so much easier to keep on hand than not having Spinach in the fridge, or it's past it's freshness date. 

See the entire line of ACTIVZ Fruit, Vegetable, and Grass Powder such as Organic Blueberry-Acai, Organic Mango, Organic Carrot Juice, Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Wheat grass juice. and more over at ACTVZ web site and instagram.  ACTIVZ also has protein shakes, fruit bars and more on 

Our taste testing recipes:

Old Fashioned Oats:
Almond Milk
Sliced Banana
1 Serving ACTIVZ Organic Spinach Powder 

2 eggs
1 Banana
1 serving ACTIVZ Organic Spinach Powder

What I like about ACTIVZ:

  • Preservative free
  • Derived primarily from organic fruit, vegetables, and grasses
  • Free from harmful pesticides
  • Powder production process locks in full nutrition, color and flavor
  • Produce is harvested when ripe and then transformed into powder immediately
  • No washing, peeling, slicing, chopping, juicing or clean up of extra kitchen utensils!
  • ACTIVZ keeps for years at it's full potency-no more throwing away spoiled produce.
  • Easy to keep on hand for recipes, cooking, and nutrition
  • Add ACTIVZ powder into your families favorite meals without them knowing they are eating better!

Suggested Uses of ACTIVZ Powder:

  • Add 1 serving into your smoothie

  • Whisk as the last ingredient into sauces, soups, and vinaigrette
  • Fold into yogurt, baked goods, recipes
  • Pour as a thickening agent into any mixture
  • Sprinkle as garnish over your favorite dishes
  • See more recipes at
Disclosure: I received a sample of ACTIVZ  Vegetable powder. The comments and views are my own.

ARM&HAMMER™ has a new Foot Care collection. It's cool mist of relief.

It's the season of hot and humid weather. Hot weather and I are just not friends. Arm and Hammer has two new invisible sprays, one for...