A New Dawnn

Monday, September 15, 2014

Captain America Shield Cake Recipe

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out on DVD this week and we couldn't wait to watch it - we're pretty big Marvel fans in my house if you didn't already know. We try to have a movie night every week, whether it's a new release or a family favorite. No matter how busy our schedules are, a weekly movie night ensures we get some family time squeezed in. I love to make our movie nights extra special by making a fun snack or dessert to go along with whatever movie we are watching that week. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Child Passenger Safety Week 9/14 - 9/20


From September 14th - September 20th, The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Adminitration (NHTSA) is spreading the word about Child Passenger Safety Week. The goal of Child Passenger Safety Week is to encourage all parents and caregivers to visit SaferCar.gov/TheRightSeat to determine if their child is in the right seat for his or her age and size. You can even locate a car seat check in your area! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Support Your Child's School with Campbell's Labels for Education - #Labels4Edu #Cbias

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When my son started school, I couldn't wait to help out wherever I could. I joined the PTA board and quickly learned how much schools everywhere need help from parents like me. Even if you don't want to fully commit to a job on the PTA board there are still so many ways you can help your child's school or a school in your community. One of the easiest ways to help your child's school is Campbell's Labels for Education program.  By simply cutting these labels off of the products you are already buying, you can help earn money for your school.


There are over 2,500 items that can earn points for your school. Those points add up and quickly help the school earn things they need. When I was a member of the PTA board, I saw first hand how easy it was for families who may not have had the time to commit to bigger projects help with this. That year alone we collected enough points to be able to order new balls and equipment for the playground and gym classes. Funds for those programs were cut by our PTA budget and without the help of parents like you, the recess and gym classes wouldn't have had any other means to purchase that equipment. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Skip the Pre-Wash with Cascade Platinum - #CascadeShiningReviews #Giveaway

Disclosure: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know there is a correct way to load your dishwasher? I'll admit I didn't. I just always loaded our dishes in the best way I could fit them. This is one of the new things I learned when I hosted a Cascade Platinum Shining Review party at my house.  Since we were planning a Labor Day picnic to close out the summer, I combined it with our Cascade party and learned some great tips along the way.

The Sims 4 has Launched Available Now at Walmart

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One little known secret about my family we are big gamers. We love to play video games together as a family and we all have our favorites that we play alone. Every now and then when I need a break from everyday life I head to play one of my guilty pleasures The Sims. The Sims 4 is available now at Walmart and provides the much needed break I need. 

Now that the kiddies are back in school, I headed out to Walmart to experience a kid-free shopping trip (which hasn't happened in awhile) to pick up a copy of the game. Thankfully Walmart makes everything pretty easy to find. Trust me, it's no fun walking around at 8 months pregnant and not being able to find something.  

Walgreens Well Beginnings


I'm a big fan of Walgreens Ology cleaning line for my house so when I had the chance to check out the Well Beginnings line for babies I knew I had to check it out. Well Beginnings is the Walgreeens exclusive baby care brand. From diapers to baby care products, Well Beginnings has you covered.