Thursday, September 21, 2017

Official Chick Fil A Mom Panel Member for 2017-18

The one fast-food restaurant my family and I pride ourselves on frequenting, is Chick-Fil-A! I'm pretty sure I'd go every day if it were a bit closer, but the closest one is about 15 minutes away. I know that's not that far to some. Chick-Fil-A has been my go to fast-food place since I discovered them in college and fell more in love with them when we lived in GA for a short time!

I love that Chick-Fil-A is and always has been about great customer service and quality food with healthy options. They are clean, feel safe, uphold a strong belief system, promote positive values, provides healthy options for kids and adults, supports local schools and missions.

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You can follow all the Chick-Fil-A moms and the fun things we're sharing online with the hashtags, #ChickfilAMoms and #CFAMoms.

What Do You Love About Chick-Fil-A??

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Very Thankful Prayer *Giveaway*

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One thing that I love to do with all my children is to read books. Not only does it help them with their reading and vocabulary skills but also gives us a special time together. This special time together also becomes lifelong memories that they will have of me and them together. Lately I have been getting more books that my older children can practice reading to their siblings. One of my newest and favorite books I got recently is "A Very Thankful Prayer" by Thomas Nelson.  Which I gave to Peanut on his first birthday. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Win a Package of Two Pumpkin Carving Books!

Pumpkin Carving Patterns

It is time to start thinking about Halloween and all the fun that comes along with it! From costumes, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, haunted houses, trick or treating and more... It is all right around the corner and getting ready to great us with all it's FUN! Fox Chapel Publishing is already in the Halloween spirit and is giving you the chance to WIN a package of Two Pumpkin Carving Books. 

To Enter this great giveaway simply go HERE and Enter!! The giveaway is OPEN through October 16th so you have plenty of time to get your entries in and the best part is there will be 3 WINNERS!!

A Healthy Drink Option for the Lunch Box *Giveaway*

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With schools back in session and fall sports in full swing it is time to think about what you are going to be putting in your kids lunch boxes and backpacks. I know things are in full swing here at the Anderson Household with school, flag cheerleading and AWANAS. Which means I need to think about packing lunches and what drinks are going with us to Cheer practice. I was recently sent some Fruit Shoots to try out with the kids. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bonefish Grill for a Awesome Date Night

Mr. Anderson and I got to have a wonderful date night on Friday thanks to Canton, Ohio Bonefish Grill! We love when we get a chance to have a date night. With having 5 kids we definitely need a night out here and there to regroup and be able to talk. I really think it is good for a marriage when couples can still get out once in awhile for a date night. Mr. Anderson and I have our favorite go-to restaurants when it comes to date nights and Bonefish Grill is on the top of the list.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Make teething fun with Loulou Lollipop

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One thing that I love is fashionable items for my kids. I am not talking about just clothes but accessories as well. As a parent we are always buying "cute" baby clothes and shoes but are typically left with "boring" teethers for our babies. Well no more boring teethers for my little guy thanks to Loulou LOLLIPOP !

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Spruce up your lunch with Delicious & Sons

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One thing that I love is finding new foods and flavors for my family to enjoy. I love creating fun new recipes for my family to enjoy and even just sprucing up old ones.  I was recently given the opportunity to work with Delicious & Sons. I received a jar of Delicious & Sons Sweet Black Olive Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Rosso and Garlic Aioli with Bail & Lemon to review. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Where were you?

Where were you on 9/11/01? 

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I was sitting in Computer Technology as a Senior in High School. I sat there watching the TV as the second plane it the tower. I sat there in disbelief that this was happening in my country. In my mind we were the U.S. and untouchable. That day I got a rude awakening that our country was not invincible. I felt scared as I watched our country being attacked and proud of the individuals on flight 93 that kept that flight from making its intended destination. 

Family and Friends affected by Hurricanes

With all the recent Hurricanes it really makes you thankful for your family and friends. I have had family and friends affected by both the recent hurricanes! The after math is whats hard to see and watch. Though some only had minor damage to their property others are dealing with oil spills and a big mess to clean up. Through each storm I prayed that the Lord would keep a protective hedge around all in the paths of the storms. 

My mom lives in Florida and decided to ride out the storm at home as did all my family that is in Fl. Bubba my oldest was literally sick to his stomach with nerves worrying about his Grandma. We downloaded a special app on our phones so we could communicate easily without having to make a phone call. The kids really liked that they were able to check up on Grandma during the storm. 

My friend Kay from The More The Merrier  has blogged about her life after Hurricane Harvey. Make sure you stop by her blog and see the aftermath and read about what their going through as a family due to the storm. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Falling Into Fall Giveaway Event

School is now back in session - and that means Fall is right around the corner! The More The Merrier, Anderson's Angels,Woven by Words and This Mamas Life are very excited to bring you the Falling Into Fall Giveaway Event! We've teamed up with a few wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog and enter!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Bloggers Wanted for the 2nd Annual Turkey Day Blog Hop

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I am excited to announce the final blog hop for 2017 from Andersons AngelsThis Mamas LifeThe More The Merrier & Woven by Words! We are excited to bring you the exciting 2nd Annual Turkey Day Giveaway Event . It will run from Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 12:00pm EST (NOON) through Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. It's super easy to join in on the fun!
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sap! Maple a different kind of soda

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One thing that my family loves is drinking soda. I know that it is not good for any of us so I am always looking for a healthier option. I have been able to get them to not drink as much soda lately and drink other options I keep around the house. When I heard about Sap! Maple I was very interested in it for my family. I was not sure how my family would like it but I know that they love maple syrup especially our homemade so I thought we would give it a try.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK Superpower of STEM Challenge!!!

In Marvel Studios is, once again, encouraging young girls to explore the superpower of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with the MARVEL STUDIOS' THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE.

This program is, supported by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS, and Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young girls to use the superpower of STEM to help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier. MARVEL STUDIOS" THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE invites girls nationwide, ages 15-18 in grades 10-12 living in the 50 United States and D.C., to use the superpower of STEM to create an original Do-It-Yourself project that can be replicated by others.

Easy School Supply Labeling

With the kids heading back to school it is time to start thinking about labeling all their school supplies. I am not sure about you, but I hate sitting down and writing the kids names on every single school supply. Since my home label maker quit working I am stuck writing each child's name on every item. By the time I am done my hand hurts since I currently have 3 school aged children. This year Label Daddy came to my rescue with labels for my daughter. 

Curious Creamery: Quick homemade ice cream at home

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 We are an ice cream eating family. We usually have ice cream for dessert about 5 out of 7 days a week. When I was asked to try the The Curious Creamery Ice Cream I was excited because, well... its ice cream. I was worried though because I do not own an ice cream maker. I received 2 packages of the mix, a chocolate and plain and then realized, all you need is a mixer to make it. You just pour the powder into a bowl (they actually make pints that you use the container it comes in and just make it in there), and mix it with your favorite ice cold beverage, we used milk. You mix until it is fluffy and add anything you would like. We added peanut butter because that is my favorite food and you can never go wrong with peanut butter flavored chocolate ice cream. The bad part with this ice cream is, you have to let it sit in the freezer for a few hours.

GoGo Lantern: Little Lantern Lot of Light

We are an outdoorsy bunch and love to camp. When I seen the GoGo Lantern Bucket I was kind of skeptical because it "claims" to be super bright and all this. It is charged by solar power and, lets be honest, living in Ohio we don't have the best luck with daylight and sun. (to get the full effect of the light, they recommend charging it in the sun for a good 6-8 hours to get a full 8 hours of use). You can also charge it with a USB wall adapter if you wish. We had a family reunion a few weekends ago and I took it because it is pitch dark at night because you are so far from town and the lights. I forgot to charge the GoGo Lantern lantern the week prior to the reunion so when I got it out of the car I was worried. I turned it on and, all my worries were gone.

Get Snackinng with Flamous Brands

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I'm all about "snacky" foods. When I was asked to try Flamous Brand Chips I was already deciding what I can pair it with, use for dipping, ect. I received the Flamous Chips and what caught my eye first was that on the side of the bag it says "Heart Healthy".You think of chips and you think of sodium usually. These are very low in sodium and still are very tasty. I tried the Original Falafel Chips, and I tried all of these without and dips, and what I noticed when I opened the bag was the size of the chip. It is a very good size that makes it perfect for scooping up some hummus or salsa. It is made with 21 herbs, vegetables, spices and beans. This one was very tasty and it can be paired with alot of things to give it a vibrant flavor. You not only get the fiber and protein you need, you get a great flavor. Each chip has the perfect amount of herbs and spices for that great flavor.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide in the Works

The More The Merrier and I are starting to work on getting the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide together! There will be lots of great gift ideas for Women, Men, Kids, Baby, Pets, Household and more with Giveaways! We will try to keep the page updated weekly with the new sponsors coming in! You can easily access the gift guide at the top of my blog by clicking on where it says 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. 

If you are a company that would like your product featured in the Andersons Angels and The More The Merrier 2017 Holiday Gift Guide please email Kay or I for further information!
Trista ~ teanderson05 {at} andersonsangels {dot} com
Kay ~  klcmaher {at} moreismerrier {dot} com

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Oh! The Places You'll Go Giveaway Hop

It's time for another hop from The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island. The 2nd annual Oh! The Places You'll Go! is a great Back to School hop! I have teamed up with Mega Brands to bring you a fun giveaway of some great school supplies! You can enter easily below and when done be sure to stop by some of the other wonderful giveaways.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cave Tools will meet your grilling needs

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I am sure by now you know that our family loves to grill out from previous posts. I love getting a break from cooking in the house when Mr. Anderson grills. It also helps keep the house cooler because I am not using the stove or oven. I am always on the lookout for new and useful tools for Mr. Anderson to use while grilling. Our family has come to love Cave Tools and the quality products that they sell!