Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Disney's #MagicAtPlay Collection Now Available at Kohl's - #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was provided a gift card to facilitate this review and a gift card to giveaway by Kohl's and Disney. As always, all opinions are my own. 

It's no secret that I love Disney. When we visit Walt Disney World, I love planning out Disney themed outfits for me and my son. So anytime I find cute Disney clothes, I can't wait to add them to our collection. This new collection by Jumping Beans is no exception. Disney and Kohl's have teamed up for a one-of-a-kind collaboration called "Magic at Play".  The clothes are adorable, I just wish some of them came in my size! 
Jumping Beans has designed some of the cutest Disney apparel designs I have seen for kids. The collection launched April 3 and is available now exclusively at Kohl's and Kohls.com. The collection for both boys and girls, is available in infant, toddler, boys 4-7 and girls 4-6x sizes. 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World Coming to DVD May 20, 2014

If your family loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as much my family does, then you'll love this news! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World will be released on DVD May 20, 2014.

About the movie:
Pack your bags and grab your passport. Join Mickey, Minnie and pals on a whirlwind trip Around The Clubhouse World! Climb the Eiffel Tower in France and say “bonjour” to Mademoiselle Daisy and Monsieur Donald Duck. Then, rescue Gondolier Goofy when he goes adrift in Italy’s Grand Canal; solve the mysterious riddle of Pharaoh Pete’s pyramid in Egypt, and meet a dancing dragon at the Great Wall of China. With your help – and the right Mouseketools – your Clubhouse friends can get their special passport stamped at each wonderful location. Featuring over two hours of song-filled fun, including four additional episodes, this global adventure proves it’s a small world after all!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Make Easter Dinner Easy with HoneyBaked Ham #HoneyBakedEaster

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of HoneyBaked Ham. All opinions are my own.

My family loves entertaining as much as I do so that means when it comes to holidays, we all pick our favorite to host at our house. One of my favorite holiday's is Easter. It is always held at my house. I bring out my special Easter dishes and decorate the whole house.  One of my favorite traditions is our Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. It's a massive egg hunt for the kids and everyone looks forward to it. Thankfully the one thing I don't put much planning into is our Easter dinner.

Every year we get a HoneyBaked Ham. We have for as long as I can remember, even before I started having my own Easter dinners. There is just something so delicious and mouthwatering about a HoneyBaked Ham that I can't wait until Easter rolls around so I can order mine.  Underneath the delicious sweet, crunchy glaze  is the leanest, most flavorful moist and tender ham you'll ever eat. It's that good!

Each HoneyBaked Ham is fully cooked and ready to serve, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends. That's a lifesaver for me. I like to entertain my guests and spend time with them, not extra time in the kitchen.  Especially when I have a bunch of anxious kids ready to let loose in my yard for their egg hunt.

HoneyBaked Hams are available in all sizes to suit any size gathering, and of course, the leftovers that everyone looks forward to. I'll be honest, the leftovers are my favorite part. I always make sure to get a larger ham than needed because I know I will be snacking on it for the next few days. That and my brother-in-law always wants a plate of leftovers for himself too!

To help complete your meal with time to spare, Honeybaked Ham offers more than 20 side dishes and premium desserts.

If you're looking for an easy way to spend more time with your family this easter, stop by your local HoneyBaked store or visit locator.honeybaked.com to reserve yours today.

Be sure to join me Tuesday, April 15 from 8-9 PM ET for the HoneyBaked Twitter chat!

Now here is the best part, HoneyBaked Ham is giving one lucky reader a $50 gift card. #HoneyBakedEaster

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our #DisneySide at Home Party & Tips to Help You Plan Your Own

 Disclosure: I received a box of Disney party supplies and accessories to help plan this party. No other compensation was received. As always, all opinions are my own. 

A couple of months ago I received an email for a chance to have a #DisneySide party at home for my friends and family. Given my family's love for all things Disney, I immediately filled out the application and waiting patiently to hear if I was selected or not. One day I was checking my email and there it was, an email letting me know that I was going to get to have a party and share my love of Disney with my friends and family.  Woo Hoo!

I went to down planning every last detail of my party from the food we would eat to the games we would play. I seriously couldn't wait for this party. My son & I picked a date and started calling everyone to let them know. Then I got sick. Really sick. I had to reschedule our party 2 times because I was still sick. Then I got the news, I was pregnant. (That explains why I was so sick.) I couldn't believe it. It was the last thing I expected and I was still sick - really, really sick. But I needed to have my party, I had people coming over that weekend and I couldn't cancel again. My son was so excited to have this party that I just decided to make due as best I can, forget some of my more elaborate plans (there's always the baby shower now) and try to have the party as best I can. And that's exactly what we did.

After all, Disney put the time into making and sending us these amazing party kits with just about everything I needed, the party had to go on. There wasn't anything besides food that I needed to provide at this point.
The day of the party came, my son did most of the decorating for me and was so proud of his work. He set up a table for the kids with all the great supplies in our kit.
In my few moments of feeling semi-ok, I was able to bake the cupcakes while my son added the icing and the Mickey heads. With his help, we even make Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie treats. I kept the food easy too.
We made mini pizza for everyone. Some shaped like a Mickey head and others with hidden Mickey toppings.
We used the party as a chance to tell everyone the surprising and great news, there would be another little Mickey or Minnie joining our family.

We lined up all our Disney board games and had our favorite Disney movies playing and everyone had a great time! I was able to get some great pictures of everyone and as a thank you for coming, I printed them out on the HP Photo Paper I received in my kit so everyone had a souvenir of the special day.
While I didn't get to put together my photo booth that I was so excited for or get to go all out on decorations and desserts like I had planned, I did get a great party with friends and family. Best of all I was able to share our good news in a fun way! Now, I'll just have a photo booth to show our  #DisneySide at my Baby Shower or baby's First Birthday!

Make sure you visit http://www.DisneySideCelebrations.com for ideas to have your own Disney Side party!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Help Fight Allergy Issues This Spring with an Allergy Survival Kit

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its client. All health related suggestions and opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am not a medical professional and there information contained herein is not to be construed as medical advice. Speak to your own physician or your child's physician for more information for your family. #WellatWalgreens #CollectiveBias

Spring is finally here and with Spring comes baseball season and allergy issues. My son loves playing baseball but his allergies sometimes make being outside a not so fun experience.  With baseball comes long nights of practice and days spent at the field for games. All of this just makes his allergy symptoms worse. My husband and I both have seasonal allergies as well, so when we're at the field with him it doesn't help our symptoms either.  With the help of Walgreens, I put together a handy little allergy kit that I can carry with me to all his games and always have relief at hand.

I headed out to my local Walgreens store to pick up our allergy essentials. With Well at Walgreens I can  get convenient healthcare solutions at affordable prices. The Well at Walgreens brand is always my first choice to help maintain our allergy relief. In fact, it's the brand I trust most for fever and cold medicine too.  Through the end of March, all Well at Walgreens brand products are buy one get one 50% off. With a sale like this I typically stock up on allergy medicine and fever/cold medicine as well. 

While I was there, I also picked up some first aid supplies that we will also keep in our kit for emergencies or the occasional boo-boo. The great part was this awesome first aid kit that came free when I purchase 3 or more items. It's perfect to house all my allergy supplies. I can just drop the bag in his bat bag and off we go. No more wishing I packed his allergy meds or saline or tissues. Everything will always be handy and no more having to run home to pick up medicine if games/practices have been extended. The great thing about this kit, is it's not just for baseball season. I can carry it with me anytime we're out for extended periods of time and always know relief is at hand.

Another reason I love shopping at Walgreens is their Way to Well Commitment. From February 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014, $0.01 cent from the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventive wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitments®.  How great is that? Just by purchasing items I would be purchasing anyway, money is donated to a great cause and I'm happy to be a part of it!.

Do you or your children suffer from allergies? What would you put in your allergy kit?


Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites Surprise Cupcakes #Shop

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and it's advertiser. 

If I had to name my favorite candy bar, hands down it would be a Milky Way bar. I've loved them since I was little. My favorite part is the caramel, it's so delicious that I sometimes eat the top of the candy bar first just to enjoy the caramel. Now my favorite candy bar comes in these delicious mini bite sized pieces called Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites. Yup, that's right just my favorite part in yummy bite sized pieces. Have you seen them yet? I found them in Walmart on the candy aisle. They have tons of flavors available now in the bite sized pieces.

Since I host Easter Dinner every year at my house, I try to make an assortment of desserts that are both fun and delicious. This year I'm making these delicious Milky Way Simply Caramel Surprise Cupcakes.