Sunday, September 27

Big Bucket Of Zombies Action Figures on Brain Cupcakes #Review #Halloween #‎BigBucketOfZombies‬ ‪#‎FTWD‬ ‪#‎TWD‬ ‪#‎Walkers‬ ‪#‎Zombies‬ ‪#‎Spon‬


With Halloween approaching, and my Favorite Zombie Shows like Fear The Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead on I can't get enough of the Walkers.  It made complete sense to me why I needed a Bucket of 100 Plastic Zombies, Men/Women Running From Zombies, Zombie Pets, and matching Zombies escaping from Grave stones all Night of the Living Dead in my collection too.


I am going to add a handful to my Halloween Candy bowl as well.  There are plenty to go around! I also am going to use them for on top of Brain Cupcakes.


For the brain cupcakes I just use a basic red velvet cake mix, whipped icing with a little bit of red food coloring and put the dark pink icing in the corner of a sandwich bag, twirl the bag til all the icing is just in one corner, then cut a small hole in that corner. Then do this Brain pattern on to of the cupcake. It makes it look like brains!


If you want to do a Zombie Cake without the unwanted effort, you could use this to make a Grave yard with Zombies, and still have a lot left over to put in Party Favor Bags. The possibilities of these Action Figures are almost endless.



What I really like about The Big Bucket of Zombies Action Figures is the detail of the characters, One is holding a brain.. another is stretching out plastic intestines..  some looked like they've been undead longer than others. The Zombie Dog that's ready to attack made me laugh.  It's those type of details in Plastic Action Figures (Think retro Plastic Army Men, but as Zombies!)  that make these different.

*Ceramic Graveyard Set Not Included. 

If Zombies aren't your cup of tea check out Big Bucket's other Action Figure sets: Animal Adventure Action Figures, Civil War Soldiers, Farm Animals, Firemen, Safari Animals; Sea Creatures and Dinosaur Skeleton figures. They are available for purchase for $19.99 by visiting: www.scsdirectinc.comwww.amazon.com, and at specialty retailers nationwide.

  • Instead of handing out big buckets of candy, Big Buckets of Monsters and Zombies are an unexpected alternative to offer trick-or-treaters.

  • Each Big Bucket comes with 100 assorted spooky action figures- including zombies, gravestones, humans, werewolves, and even Frankenstein! With over a dozen unique sculpts... down to the poses!

  • Each set of creepy creatures comes in two colors, so you can have awesome undead battles! Buckets of Zombies are also available in glow in the dark, for late night fights. Each bucket includes an assortment of durable, heavy plastic action figures, great for indoor or outdoor action-packed play and electronic-free fun!
  • Unlike the average figurine, these menacing monsters stand up on their own, and they definitely put the action in action figure.
This is a sponsored post, I received product for my review, and opinion.  Photos of my Zombie Graveyard, and Cupcakes are my own.  *Ceramic Graveyard Not Included in Bucket of Zombies (I'm just a Halloween Nerd.)

Thursday, September 24

Bake Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins For The Fam! #Recipes #Spon #PostFood


The thing that I love most about this delicious recipe for Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins. is that it can be baked, and then saved for the rest of the week as a quick Breakfast as you're going out the door. Between Work, Kids, and Everything in between, the convenience of meal prepping, and having the meals for the week just makes one less thing to worry about.  To me, it's also better than caving into a Breakfast that isn't full of Healthy Grains, and Nuts. Great Grains Crunchy Pecan cereal is perfect for this Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe.

Prep Time: 15 mins,  Total Time: 25 mins, Makes: 12 Muffins

Ingredients

Streusel:

  • 1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup Great Grains Crunchy Pecan cereal


Batter:


  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 ripe bananas (14 ounces total), peeled
  • 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/4 cups Great Grains Crunchy Pecan cereal


Directions for the Streusel:


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Toss the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl to blend.
  3. Stir in the oil and maple syrup. Stir in the cereal. Set the streusel aside.



For the batter:


  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl to blend.
  2. Using a fork, coarsely mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the yogurt, oil, and egg white.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the yogurt mixture and stir just until blended.
  5. Stir in the cereal. The batter will be thick.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups.
  7. Sprinkle the streusel over, gently pressing it into the top of the batter.
  8. Bake until a tester inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  9. Cool 5 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack.
  10. Remove the muffins from the pan and cool completely on the rack.
  11. The muffins can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored Post, I was compensated with Product for my Review. 

Wednesday, September 23

Tried Turmeric Tea Yet? #Health @NaturesBounty #Spon




I knew what Turmeric was (Mainly I used it for cooking.) I just didn't know that it came in a capsule form. The more I read up about Turmeric containing 93% Curcuminoids, plant-based antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight cell-damaging free radicals in the body.* Free radicals contribute to oxidative stress, which in turn may lead to the premature aging of cells. Turmeric is an herb with a long history of use in India. I really wanted to add it to my supplement intake. I already take a lot of supplements because I am one of those people that believe my Body needs more vitamins than what the Food I eat (servings) has, so when I saw the directions on the Bottle that I can make my own Turmeric Tea by opening the Capsules, I tried it. I thought it dissolved easily. and tasted good. I enjoy my Turmeric Tea early mornings, when the Kid's are sleeping in on the Weekends. I check my emails, do a little work, and Sip my Tea. I like monk fruit, and Almond Milk in my tea. I really think there is no wrong way to drink tea. I am actually enjoying the Taste of the Turmeric in the Tea. I am all for Vitamins that may help me reduce oxidative stress.* When I don't have time to make my tea (I use an electric kettle, and hand held mixer.) I just take the Nature's Bounty Veggy Based Capsule.



I always see Natures Bounty Vitamins on Sale at Walmart,  don't forget there is a $1.00 off Printable Coupon for Natures Bounty Online, click here to print it. 


Check out Nature's Bounty online,  www.Naturesbounty.com , and Nature's Bounty's Facebook. And, complete the 10 minute online survey from Nature’s Bounty, They are sending $5.00 Walmart Gift cards to the first 100 people to fully complete the survey (U.S. citizens only, must be 18 years or older to participate) at NaturesBountySurvey.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, I received compensation, and product for my opinion.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



Enter to #win a $150 Walmart GC and Laundry goodies in the laundry #lifehack giveaway. #Spon


I'm teaming up with some great brands and bloggers to share some of my favorite laundry hacks, plus a chance to win a Little Laundry Lifehacks Giveaway (including a $150 Walmart gift card.)

Four Fabulous Laundry Hacks

1. Sick of ironing? Put your iron away and use Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus instead. Just spray, smooth and tug and watch those wrinkles disappear! Click here to download a coupon.

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2. Have a stain while you're out and about? Use the Dreft Stain Stick to remove the stain ASAP. Click here to download a coupon.

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 3. Keep forgetting those wet towels in the wash? Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator to the rescue. Add some to your next load of laundry, and #SinktheStink. Click here to download a coupon.

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  Image courtesy of Kids Activities Blog. 4. Trying to get your clothes as soft as possible - and don't have an HE washer? Don't forget about the Downy Ball! Click here to download a coupon.

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Monday, September 21

SoundLogic XT Bluetooth Indoor and Outdoor Party Speaker Review #Spon

I think the Sound Logic indoor & outdoor Bluetooth party speaker completely fits my beach, bbq, and park sound needs. I also think it looks very futuristic. If great sounds weren't coming out of it I'd think it was a power core for a time machine. The sound quality rivals my home system. I also like that it can get pretty loud if your into that sort of thing, which I am now and then. I enjoy that it comes with a strap so you can carry it hands free.. even dance with it on. It was very easy to get it working on all my devices. In fact it was easy for my friends to connect with their devices via blue tooth as well. We took turns playing our favorite songs. I like that there are ways to hard connect via Usb, and Aux, even SD Card at the end of the Speaker. I know sometimes not all devices are Blue tooth, so this Speaker gave me both worlds. Wired, and Unwired *BlueTooth* I like the sleek, modern design a lot.  I received product at discount for my review. All photos, and opinions are my own.




SoundLogic XT Bluetooth Indoor and Outdoor Party Speaker - Retail Packaging - Black.

SoundLogic XT® Rechargeable Wireless Rave Bluetooth Speaker with LED Light Show Review #Spon


I am fascinated with the Sound Logic Rechargeable Wireless Rave Bluetooth Speaker. The first thing I noticed about the speaker was the cylinder shape, and that no batteries are needed, it charges while plugged in via usb, and keeps a charge that way no wires are needed, or batteries. To me, that is convenient. I charge mine with my mini solar powered charging station.  I am always trying to find cool gadgets like this Wireless Rave Speaker. The size fits perfectly in smaller spaces too, and I think it looks cool placed vertical, just as much horizontal. I also like that there are places to plug headphone Aux, and USBs into on the Side. I am a fan of electronics that give you choices.

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Watch the Video I made of my Rave Speaker Jamming, It's so much Fun!

I connected my Rave Speaker to my Amazon Fire HD Tablet, and to my Amazon Fire Cell phone with no problems. As soon as I turned the Rave Bluetooth Speaker on it made a fun beeping sound, and the Rainbow lights Blinked, to tell me the device was turned on. I then went into Apps on my Devices, Turned on my Bluetooth, and Searched for the Device. I found it, and connected to it within seconds. The Rave speaker then Beeped again, and made an even cooler design. I then brought up my Chrome browser, and loaded Youtube. I love that I can play anything I am watching, even videos in my browser without Downloading any Apps. This is why SoundLogic has became one of my favorite Speaker Systems. I have a more expensive brand, and It only works when I have it hardwired or using an App with my Devices to stream Songs. The fact I have no problem networking it to my Bluetooth enabled devices makes this amazing in my book. The multi-color rainbow design lights up, and plays along with the Bass, and rhythm once its music is going. I think this is just a really fun speaker, even my toddler loved hearing his favorite songs on it like a little Rave Party. I received product at discount for my opinion.


Find SoundLogic XT® Rechargeable Wireless Rave Bluetooth Speaker with LED Light Show on Amazon.

You had me at Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans and #BreakfastOnTheGo #Spon @EmeraldNuts @Walmart


Healthy snacking with a Boost throughout the Day with Emerald® Nuts. The new Breakfast on the Go!™ Emerald® Nut packs have everything in them that I love,  From Nuts, Granola, to even the sweetness of Caramel Macchiato, Coffee House Blends in the Box I tried.  I loved the sweet treat, and boost from the Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans.  I also loved that it was a balance of Nuts, and Granola as well.  I don't always have the time to eat healthy in the AM, so I love that I can just grab a bag of these, and literally tear the side of the individual bag, and pour into my mouth.  Sometimes, that's all the time I do have!  If Coffee, and Sweetness isn't your thing, there are other combinations Emerald Nuts Offers as well.  You should definitely check them out.


There is also a .55 cent off Printable Emeralds Nuts Coupon,


Don't forget to Follow Emeralds Nuts on Facebook,  Emeralds Nuts will be doing a Giveaway for a $5.00 Walmart Gift Card to the first 100 people that fully complete the 10 minute opt-in shopper research survey (U.S. citizens only, must be 18 years or older to participate).


Emerald Breakfast on the go! Is available at Walmart stores nationwide and Emerald Nuts canisters are available EXCLUSIVELY at Walmart.

This is a sponsored Post, all opinions are my own.  I was compensated for my Review.

Saturday, September 19

Gluten Free Back to School Snacks #Recipes & #Giveaway! @VansFood #Spon


I made a delicious snack mix recipe using the New Blissfully Berry Cereal, and the Blueberry Walnut Granola.  Those were the only two ingredients I used, and both are made from Van's.  I like the sweet crunch of the Blissfully Berry Cereal, and the Variety of Oats, Blueberries, and Walnuts in the Berry Walnut Granola.  If you are craving Chocolate, you can always add the Cocoa Sensation Van's Food Cereal too.

Back-to-School giveaway featuring coupons for FREE Van’s cereals, a Van’s tote and water bottle.

Below are more Recipes that you can use the new Vans Cereal with. Also don't forget to enter my Vans Food Back to School Giveaway.

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The Winner will receive Coupons to buy what Vans Product they want to try out, and a few Vans Swag Items (Water Bottle, and Tote.) Good luck! Giveaway begins 9/19/15, ends 9/28/15, U.S. Residents Only.

Van’s Foods offers tasty solutions for snack boredom with its brand new cereals that are indulgent for kids and kids-at-heart — but made simply with gluten-free whole grains. Both cereals, Blissfully Berry and Cocoa Sensation — are great with milk or yogurt, but add a tasty twist in easy recipes like Crunch Chocolate-Banana Sweet-n-Salty Snack Mix and PB & Berry Blast Snack Mix (recipes below). Each serving of cereal brings 17 grams of whole grains and 5 grams of fiber — all without artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, egg, dairy or corn. These are an easy summer snack fix and also great to pack in school lunches.

Crunch Chocolate-Banana Sweet-n-Salty Snack Mix*
Makes: 8 cups
Ingredients:
3 cups Van’s Gluten-Free Cocoa Sensation Cereal
1½ cups plantain chips or banana chips
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips or coconut flakes
1 cup roasted salted almonds
½ cup raw pistachios
½ cup dried berries, such as cranberries, cherries or blueberries
½ cup chocolate chips
In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients.


PB & Berry Blast Snack Mix*
Makes: 8 cups
Ingredients:
3 cups Van’s Gluten-Free Blissfully Berry Cereal
1½ cups gluten-free pretzel sticks
1½ cup roasted salted peanuts
1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
1 cup dried blueberries
In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients.
*Recipes for Crunch Chocolate-Banana Sweet-N-Salty Snack Mix, and PB * Berry Blast Snack Mix contributed by Silvana Nardone of Silvana’s Kitchen.

This is a sponsored post, I received product for my opinion. Giveaway is fulfilled by Van's Food.


Wednesday, September 9

YumEarth Organics Snacks, and Candy #BackToSchool #Giveaway #Spon


YumEarth Organics makes some of my families favorite  Organic Fruit Snacks, Gummies, and Lollipops.  There are other hard candies too.   There honestly isn't a flavor that we don't like.  Tho, I do have the Lollies that I eat first (The Mango Tango I am addicted to! Sorry Kids, those are Mamas) Everything YumEarth makes is certified organic, or all natural, gluten-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free, and has no chemical colors, no artificial flavors, or no high fructose corn syrup. Really, all of that is a bonus, because the Lollipops flavors are just so great they literally make your mouth water. My taste buds were in over drive.

Back to school should not be stressful! YumEarth has sponsored a $15.00 Worth Snack/Candy Giveaway to one Lucky Winner to make Back to School a little more Fun, and Delicious. 



YumEarth Organics are also great for Halloween too! Since the Lollies, Fruit Snacks, and Gummies are individually wrapped.

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Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents Only, 9/9 - 9/16/15 Winner is chosen via RaffleCopter at random.  Prize Value of $15 of YumEarth Snacks (Snacks are Chosen by YumEarth at Random.) Good luck! 






Tuesday, September 8

Promoting Sleep for #BackToSchool Nights @NaturesBounty #Spon


I am a fan of Nature’s Bounty® Melatonin to help with aiding my sleep during the Night on the Week Days.* I like to wind down with hot chamomile tea, and melatonin for relaxation.* I’m guilty of fighting sleep, so I take Melatonin to help relax enough to fall asleep.* I believe an uninterrupted nights sleep helps me to be healthy through out the day, and night by getting the rest that I need.* I’m in a better mood when I get a good night’s sleep and this helps in the morning when I am getting my son ready for school. ei I think it's easier to go about the day when I am not mentally and physically tired. I also like how convenient Nature’s Bounty is for being Over the Counter since it s. The directions are easy to follow, and the Top flips up, for easy access.

What I have always found interesting about Natures Bounty Melatonin is that it may be appropriate for people experiencing occasional sleeplessness, those with jet lag or anyone wanting to promote sound, quality sleep. Super Strength Melatonin 5mg is perfect for those who may need a higher level of sleep support.*

I always see Natures Bounty on Sale at Walmart,  don't forget there is a $1.00 off Printable Coupon for Natures Bounty Online, click here to print it. 


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.