Monday, September 29, 2014

Convenience and Quality with Applegate HALF TIME Pre-Packed Lunches (Giveaway)

With the back to school season now pretty much in full swing there is still one thing I haven’t gotten a good grip on. Packing four lunches that please my children, are good for them and don’t that don’t half the evening to make. So what’s a mom to do? Well, Applegate has that answer.

Applegate is a brand committed to changing the meat we eat. They market only natural and organic meat raised humanely without antibiotics and hormones. The kinds of meat that not only taste good, but that you can feel good about eating. And now Applegate (teamed up with their friends at Stonyfield and Annie’s) has introduced HALF TIME™.

HALF TIME is a pre-packed lunch kit with natural and organic ingredients. HALF TIME includes Applegate natural meats and cheeses (which have no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and are antibiotic- and hormone-free), Annie’s Homegrown crackers and snacks, and Stonyfield Organic YoKids Squeezers. And with combinations kids like bologna and cheese, ham and cheese, and turkey and cheese, kids are left just as happy as their parents. HALF TIME is so convenient all you need to do is add a drink! 

In one recent survey, 88% of parents thought pre-packed lunch kits were convenient, but 79% of those parents were concerned about the nitrates, preservatives and artificial ingredients in those kits. And now you don’t have to compromise between convenience and quality. Finally, a good for you lunch without the work? What will moms (and dads) do with the time we used to spend preparing and packing lunches?

To celebrate the Back to School season and everyone getting settled back into a routine beyond providing a new lunchtime convenience we can all get behind, Applegate wants to make things even easier for one lucky reader.

Win It: One lucky winner will received an awesome Applegate prize package, which includes:

  • All three varieties of HALF TIME: Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, and Bologna & Cheese
  • A draw-your-own lunch bag
  • A set of permanent markers
  • Coupons
  • Activity book
Buy It: Find Applegate HALF TIME pre-packed lunches in your local grocers refrigerated section.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bealls Outlet: Big Brands, Big Savings!

With a family of seven I’m always looking for a bargain, but the bargain is null and void if it lacks quality. So where do I go to get the labels my teens desire, find quality housewares and shop for baby? Why Bealls Outlet, of course. At Bealls Outlet you’ll find designer brands at up to 70% off! And most stores don’t just carry apparel, but housewares, baby gear, toys and more! This means I’m left with not only prices that fit our budget, but I get quality merchandise and the styles the kids are asking for.

Shopping at Bealls Outlet is always an adventure. You simply never know what you might find from one day to the next, with big brands at low prices, you’ll find a quality assortment of merchandise arriving daily. It’s one of those stores that I can’t resist running into if I am in the area, because I never know what I am going to come across.

This weekend I found that the baby was in need of some new pajamas (someone make him stop growing so fast) and onesies. I was also hoping to find a new activity gym for him since our dog help himself to our last one. With that in mind I headed up to Bealls Outlet to see what was new and check out the Baby Event that was going on. 

Organized neatly by size and gender, I first hit the racks in the baby section and scored a 5 pack of Nautica onesies for my son to keep him cool, comfortable and still stylish at home or on the go. I also found two adorable pairs of pajamas for just $3.99 a piece! But what I was really hoping to find was an activity center or gym. In the baby department you never know what you will find and what will be arriving from day to day. There was a Summer Infant highchair at a phenomenal price, loads of engaging toys, blankets, booties and so much more, including a Playgro Dinosaur Activity Gym!

The baby department was located right next to the shoe department, which is my weakness! Typically I don’t splurge on myself, but when I saw pair of shoes similar to ones I had been admiring elsewhere and at more than half off of their price, I had to grab them. And well, if mama was getting a new pair of shoes it was only right that I get a few tops to match them, right? And with Bealls Outlet clearance racks I was able to do just that, without feeling guilty or like I was wasting money. 

My trip was almost complete except for I had my daughter and husband in tow. One who needed a new belt for work, and one who much like her mom, can’t resist a stylish outfit and a great price. So, we grabbed a belt and an adorable leopard print top and headed to the checkout to calculate our saving.

Whether you’re a bargain shopper or label hunter, if you’re in the Florida, George or Arizona area visit your local Bealls Outlet and see what you can score!

Monday, September 22, 2014

DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman Giveaway & Printables #PeabodyInsiders

The Comedy-Adventure Arrives on Digital HD on September 23

and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14

LOS ANGELES, CA – Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN! Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. “Heartfelt and snappy” (Jessica Herndon, Associated Press), MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family” (Mike Wilbur, NBC Newschannel), receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

Directed by Rob Minkoff (THE LION KING, STUART LITTLE) and from the team behind family favorite franchises THE CROODS and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is “fun” and “fast moving” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney. 

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward. 

Sit back and go WABAC to experience the ultimate joy ride and loads of laughs when MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN arrives on Digital HD on September 23 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14. Jay Ward fans will want to get the 3D Blu-ray™ release which has everything for enthusiasts to celebrate the Jay Ward legacy including a 5-minute All New Rocky & Bullwinkle short and several original TV episodes.

Fun Activity Sheets and Giveaway!
Click to enlarge and print

Win It: One lucky reader will win a Blu-Ray/DVD copy of DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Little Caesars Pretzel Crust Pizza HOT-N-READY for just $6 (Review & Giveaway)

Get ready to make your taste buds sing with Little Caesars newest pizza on the Hot-N-Ready menu, Soft Pretzel Crust Pizza!

Available for a limit time, at just $6, two classic flavors come together, soft pretzel and pizza. With a buttery, salted, soft pretzel crust, topped with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce, a blend of 100% real cheese, and pepperoni. The flavors just come alive in your mouth. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s finished with a 4-cheese gourmet blend of Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and White Cheddar cheeses.

The buttery pretzel crust really stood out to me as tasting fresh, and was good as a big soft pretzel from my favorite shop in the mall. The cheesy topping made for an interesting flavor combination. I was unsure with my first slice, but moving on to me second I became a fan. And, well, pizza and pretzel in one food... Little Caesars Pretzel Crust Pizza is definitely one of my kids’ new favorites. How can anyone resist pretzels and cheese?!

We actually frequent Little Caesars quite often for the convenience factor. Where else can you enjoy HOT-N-READY pizza at just $5 per pie and without calling in ahead of time? This is great for Mom’s in a rush with hungry kids in tow. Now along with the classic HOT-N-READY® Pepperoni and HOT-N-READY® cheese pizza’s that are available all day, we can also find Pretzel Crust Pizza, for HOT-N-READY® pick up from 4-8pm at the low price of just $6! And don’t forget. You can also call and order anytime for pick-up outside of the 4-8PM HOT-N-READY time.

Buy It: Only at Little Caesars can you find this premium pretzel crust pizza at an incrdible value, with no calling, waiting or online ordering hassle required thanks to the convenience of HOT-N-READY. So what are you waiting for? Pick one or two up for dinner tonight!

Win It: Little Caesars wants tomake sure you have the chance to try this mouthwatering combination and is offering one lucky winner a $15 Little Caesars gift card!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mabel's Label's For All Your Labeling Needs This Back-To-School Season

Product(s0 provided for review purpose only. All opinions are my own and were in no way influenced. Your opinion may differ.
If I were to label all five of my children's supplies by hand, well, it would probably take me a week. And don’t be fooled. I don’t just label supplies, but clothing as well. Do you know how many jackets my sons “lost” at school last year? Go ahead take a guess… It was SEVEN! Yes, you saw that correctly. Fortunately, in Florida, we don’t need expensive heavy jackets just a light sweat jacket, but still replacing seven sweat jackets is pretty pricey and slight infuriating. This year will be different though, thanks to Mabel’s Labels.

Mabel’s Labels specializes in personalized labels for kids and adults. Their custom labels include sticky labels for clothing, personalized stickers for tweens, school labels, name labels, iron-on clothing labels/name tags, book plates, label stickers/adhesive labels for the home, and children’s labels for look-alike items sent to school, daycare or camp. And right now they have some amazing back to school packages including the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo.

The Ultimate Back-To-School Combo, includes everything you need to send your child off labeled and prepared this school year with your choice of 4 limited edition solid color palettes or 40+ Colorful designs, plus 3 exclusive Ultimate Back-to-School Combo motifs. So what exactly is included in this ultimate pack? Everything you need of course, including:

■40 Skinny-Minis™
■50 Tag Mates™
■16 Shoe Labels
■2 Teeny Tags™

Skinny-Minis are great for books, toys, lunchboxes, cups and more. Skinny-Minis simply peel and stick and are tough enough to with stand the microwave or dishwasher and are also UV resistant! The Tag Mates, however,  are my new best friend. They adhere to clothing care tags and won’t fall of in the washer or dryer.

Teeny Tags are perfect for the bookbag. I’ve also had my son bring home the wrong bookbag before so we are careful each year to add something to his bag that allows it to stand out (Teeny Tags display your child’s name from the outside with no mix-ups).

Save yourself some time and a few lost articles of clothing by labeling with Mabel’s Labels, whether your child is heading to day care, camp or back-to- school. And don’t forget they have deigns for your tweens as well. My son was proud to label his items with Mabel’s Labels Tween pack personalized just for him.

Buy It: Act fast because the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo pack is only available until September 30th. Find it at for $42.00

*Photos from