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Yoplait Yogurt now has Hershey’s Candy Mix In’s.

You can have your your  Yoplait ® yogurt  and Hershey's Candy dreamy chocolate goodness in one cup.  Try all three varieties of  Yoplait Yogurt with Hershey's Mix Ins: Whoppers Hershey’s Cookies n Crème  Hershey’s Chocolate Bars How to enjoy: Open the container of Yoplait Yogurt and Hershey's candy. Add the Mix Ins: Stir: Eat  as a  snack or decadent dessert  Want to see more? Head on over to their pinterest page. Follow   # HERSHEYS where you socialize.  Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Look out for NEW Pillsbury Melts Filled Cookies, Yum for Molten Fudge Cake and S'more Sensation.

Look out, because these new Pillsbury Melts filled cookies are like a flavor fest of gooey goodness.  Better use a plate or grab a handful of napkins when enjoying them.  Pick up both varieties, Molten Fudge Cake and S'more Sensation, and get ready to wow your family.  Just place the cookies on a cookie sheet, bake as directed and serve to your family warm and watch them reach for another cookie in no time flat!  You'll have a  Molten Fudge Cake and S’more Sensation in your kitchen. When I was at the checkout buying these, the cashier, said, oh are these cookies, I said yes, and she was like oh wow, those look so good! No kidding she said that! She left her register right after I checked out, maybe to get her own!  Get that  Ooey-gooey filling. Now in a Cookie  from Pillsbury Melts filled cookies.  The  Delicious taste of the cookies  are the perfect fit for after school snacking, dessert, bake sales, or to take to a neighbor for coffee.   Just open the pack of Pillsbury Melts


A new clip from the film is out! See Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Bella Thorne in action in this fun family film coming to a theater near you October 10, 2014. The film is rated PG in the Family Comedy Genre. Watch how his day is going today! Beware of crashing trophy cases, just to warn you!  

Haven't been to SWAGBUCKS in awhile? Well, it's new and improved! Take a look:

If you are a Swagbucks old timer you've earned a lot of free gift cards from them over the years and will remember that it all started with Search and Win . Well, whether you'r ea SB-earning veteran, a brand new member, or you haven't signed up yet, Swagbucks has a GREAT new revamp that everyone will enjoy: visit to see what's new The new & improved Swagbucks Search includes all the features we have become used to with modern search engines & the same SB-earning power we've loved all along. Here are the great new features for SB: Search Maps Local Search results Reviews Images Videos Shopping Make it your default search engine, and earn SB effortlessly just for searching online! Here's how to do it for Firefox & Chrome:   Firefox: Download our browser extension ( then click on the Swagbucks icon on the top right.Click on the Magnifying glass icon on the left hand side.Click on Change default search en

Swagbucks offers more secure way to for users to recieve their gift cards:

In case you missed it, Swagbucks has rolled out a new, more secure process for getting your gift card codes from their Rewards Store. learn more at Here's how it works:      All Gift Card codes are now delivered to the email address listed on your account.Once you click the button in the email, you'll be prompted to provide your password or login to your account.Once you've successful completed that step, you'll receive your gift card code! The link in your email is valid for 24 hours. If the link has expired, just go to the My Gift Cards area and request a new email.This new upgrade will affect both new gift cards as well as any gift cards you have previously redeemed. If you haven't started earning free gift cards on Swagbucks, you can sign up by clicking my referral link - it's easy and it works.


ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY  starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner   new video is here! Are you ready for sitting on the edge of your seat to watch what happens next to this family! How will they ever have a good day? Go to the movie on October 10, and see for yourself, but for now watch the video right here!   You know everyone has a kangaroo in their backyard, right? Genre:                                       Family Comedy Rating:                                       PG U.S. Release Date:                     October 10, 2014 #VeryBadDay #Blessed Like  ALEXANDER  on Facebook: DisneyAlexander Follow  ALEXANDER  on Twitter:   @DisneyPictures    OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:  Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one cala

Giveaway: OVERATED by Eugene Cho. A book of change.

It's mighty easy to like a page or send out a tweet for a cause we care about, but what action do we take after that? It's not enough to share our thought on changing the world-there has to be some action behind it. Watch the video from the author of OVERATED fill us in on making change happen.  If you are interested in a copy of this book for yourself, leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the book. One winner will be randomly selected.  official web site  Giveaway: Leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win this book sent from the company. About the book: We all want to change the world, but as pastor Eugene Cho found out, it takes more than just desire. It takes action. In this personal confession he encourages readers to discover a practical discipleship that begins with the recognition that changing the world starts with changing ourselves. Many people today talk about justice, but are they living justly?  They want to change the world, but ar

Two daughters. Two colleges. One Mom's experience to get to move in day.

My parents went to college way back when, and when I was in high school, going to college was understood. My brother, sister and I all attended college, three different colleges, because, well, we are three different people.  I have two daughters, one has graduated from college and one is a junior in college this year. Each child is different in their personality, interests, and social circles. When my oldest was a Junior in high school, she began the process to find a college she liked best. Luckily she chose the one I liked best too! Both girls did!  As a high school student, their guidance department works with college bound students to keep them on track for applying for scholarships, deadlines, visitations, recommendation letters from their teachers, essay writing, and applying to college. But as a mom, I kept a close watch on those requirements too. To begin the college process at home, we designated a basket to store all the incoming mail related to colleges. We registered for o

Are you a fan of VeggieTales? Get a sneak peak at their newest DVD coming soon, starring Kellie Pickler.

Beauty and the Beet Puts a Tune-Filled,  All-Veggie Spin on a Classic Fairy Tale Starring Country Superstar Kellie Pickler Available  Oct. 14  on DVD and Digital Download. The Newest  VeggieTales  Production Features 10 Original Songs, and also  Offered on a Brand-New Companion CD Makes a great Halloween gift or start your Christmas shopping now!

It's Child Passenger Safety Week. Find a FREE car seat check in your area, Plus more free resources.

Child Passenger Safety Week September 14 through 20, 2014.  Before you bring your newborn home from the hospital you have to install the car seat. Correctly. As your child grows, child seats change. From the newborn car seat to a booster seat, please be sure, really sure, that the seat is installed correctly in your vehicle.  Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13 in the USA? The fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seat were always used. Parents and caregivers should be sure to register their child’s car seat with the manufacturer so as to be informed in the event of a recall. Here are resources to help you correctly install and use the seats safely. o    Installation Resources:  If a car seat is not installed correctly, your child's safety could be in danger. Every car seat has different installation instructions. Find out more at safecargov o    Free Car Seat Checks:  During Child Passenge

Giveaway: OH MY, OH NO! By Lisa Charrier. A whimsical story book for little ones we love.

OH MY, OH NO! is a darling book for Moms to read to their little ones, and Dad's will enjoy reading the book aloud to children getting a glimpse into Motherhood. Written by Lisa Charrier , each page of the book is illustrated by Agnes Domergue in full color and whimsy for ages 2-6. Does your young child want to do exactly what you do? Imitating us drinking our morning coffee or tea, mopping the floor, trying on your makeup to be just like you. It's funny how children watch what we do, and then re-enact that task. It doesn't always turn out so well. Make up put on by a toddler looks much different that the make up we put on ourselves. Right!  Our children imitate from what they see us do,in the end a hug is all we need to share love for each other, so remember your children are watching and learning from you, be sure to show them your love even if you have to clean the kitchen up, again.  OH,MY, OH NO! Is a perfect gift for baby showers, new parents, and birthday gifts for

Who's ready for Pumpkin Season? Bird Bakery has the perfect Granola recipe just for you!

Who's ready for Pumpkin season! This granola recipe from Bird Bakery Granola will get you carving that pumpkin and saving the seeds to make this tasty granola. With major tastes from oats, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, cherries, and maple syrup you might have it for breakfast but find yourself adding it to you lunch time yogurt or cottage cheese. Read on and crunch on with this perfect Autumn recipe from Bird Bakery.     Follow Bird Bakery on Pinterest for lots more yummy photos. BIRD Bakery Granola  "Whether sprinkled on top of your favorite ice cream or combined with yogurt and fruit for a balanced breakfast, our granola is the perfect combination of salty and sweet."   "Brown sugar replaces white sugar and olive oil is used in place of butter to create a light crunch that makes it nearly impossible to resist."   5 cups old-fashioned oats 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes 2 cups unsalted pistachios 2/3 cups unsalted pumpkin seeds 1 tablespo

Harvest Snaps make the grade for lunch box love from home.

When the box of Harvest Snaps arrived my kids said, Mom these are so good, people buy these like crazy in the store. We did not have any trouble at all taste testing the flavors of Harvest Snaps. Pack Harvest Snaps in kids lunch box or your own for healthy eating. Giveaway: Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Harvest Snaps box sent to you from Harvest Snaps. Visit Harvest Snaps for the full ingredient listing and flavors. Lightly Salted Tomato Basil Cesar Black Pepper Wasabi Ranch Onion Thyme My favorite flavor is Tomato Basil, and the kids had more than one favorite-Lightly Salted, Tomato Basil, and Caesar. Yep, they are pretty awesome tasting.  What we like about Harvest Snaps : Made with Peas and Lentils. Baked Crunchy Gluten Free Non-GMO crops high in Protein high in Fiber low in fat Made with Fresh, Natural ingredients  Great for Lunch Time, Snack, Time, Any Time Great for School, Office, Sporting events, home. Ready to make your dream lunch? Head on ov

Visiting colleges this year? Put Campus Book Store Rentals on your list and save 40 to 90% off bookstore prices.

If you have a high school Senior headed off to college or a college student now, then I highly recommend using Campus Book Rentals  for text books and this is why:   Our oldest daughter was a Biology major in college and the text books were over $1000.00 per semester when we purchased them from the bookstore. Thankfully we found out about renting text books and that saved at least half that cost. Our second child is in college now and she rents her books every semester, now that we are educated on text book renting! If your son or daughter is planning on going to college soon or if you have a child in college now, then visit and save your money! Campus Book Rentals web site is so easy to use! Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices Type in the title, author, keyword or ISBN of the book to search FREE shipping both ways Live customer support Flexible rental periods Largest selection in the nation Rent back your books and earn money With each book rental a donation is

Grab the glasses honey, our wine is here from Uncorked Ventures!

Red or white?  I lean to the white wine side, and my husband leans to the red, white, or what ever pairs well with the menu. Autumn feels like the time to relax from the Summer, slow down, enjoy the weekends of warm days and cool nights, and sip away exploring wine. Brothers in law,  Mark Aselstine and Matt Krause founded   Uncorked Ventures where they carefully select wine from California, Oregon, and Washington and make available to purchase from their wine club, gift baskets, and wine gifts.  Their wine club  offers three levels,  Explorations, Special Selections, and Reserve Selections. Each shipment contains 2 to 3 bottles of wine. Plus as a wine club member there are other perks such as discounts or re-orders, newsletter, and special offers. My wine club shipment contained two bottles of wine, a white-Yay for me, from BRAVIUM WINES, White Wedding . Located in San Francisco, on Treasure Island. A mix of Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that goes well with or without food. My

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY sweepstakes is open and it's so easy to enter!

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY  sweepstakes is open!   S hare your Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad throwback family photo for your  chance to win an Adventures by Disney trip for four to  Disney Aulani , resort & spa! Ready to enter? Read on and have a better day! Important details you'll need to enter: Post your photos on twitter and instagram and use the hashtag  #VeryBadDaySweeps  to be entered. Easy, right! No purchase necessary and if you want to read the rules, well then go here:     OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”   follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begin

Be Disaster Aware with FREE resources from READY GOV during September's National Preparedness Month.

The month of September is known for back to school, pumpkins, and preparedness. It's National Preparedness Month. So what do we need to get prepared for? Well, for keeping you and your family safe in the event of a natural disaster. Here in New Jersey we know about disasters, but are we really prepared? Are you?  Here are some awesome resources from READY GOV for you and your family to be able to communicate, react and be ready before, during and after a natural disaster: MAKE A PLAN HAVE A FAMILY MEETING TO DISCUSS WHERE YOU WILL MEET AND NUMBERS TO CALL FIND OUT POSSIBLE DISASTERS IN YOUR AREA SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH Do your homework while the kids do their homework by using these resources and making a plan. Share the links with your extended family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers so they can be ready too.  

THE IDENTICAL is in theaters today. See the video and my review!

I was able to view this film ahead of today, and at first glance I thought it was about Elvis. Lucky for me it's not about him at all. Did you think that too?  I was pleasantly surprised at how good the film is. It's not all about rock and roll as  I had thought. But it's about a family's love for their son.  A poor couple gives birth to twin boys. Their strong faith allows them to find a better life for one of their sons. Jobs are scarce and they can't manage two children.  The couple gives one son to a minister's family that has no children.  To recite Bible verses he sings the lessons in a way he can remember. His father wants nothing to do with singing for his son, but to answer the call to ministry.   The son answers the call to singing, and leaves home. He  travels from place to place performing and living a life of fame and money.   Does he find his way back home? Yes, and that's the strong message I took from the film.  Family and Faith.   The film