Monday, April 24, 2017

Grillin' & Chillin' Giveaway Hop Sign Ups

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I am excited to announce the next fun and exciting event from Andersons AngelsThis Mamas LifeThe More The Merrier & Woven by Words! We are excited to bring you a Fun June Event called Grillin' & Chillin'. It will run from Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 12:00pm EST through Wednesday June 24, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. It's super easy to join in on the fun!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Avenge and Protect Your Boys Room

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One of our favorite movie series here in the Anderson household is The Avengers. Not only do my boys love it but I do as well and I am not one who usually gets into action movies! Pumpkins favorite character from The Avengers is The Incredible Hulk and he loves anything Hulk related. Recently Pumpkin received a HULK Fist 3D Deco Wall LED Night Light and was super excited about this decal because it is also a night light. My boys will not admit that they still have a fear of the dark and want a night light in their room. 

Watermelon Ball for loads of Summer Fun

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Are you ready for Summer? I know that my family can not wait for the lazy summer days to get here. We love spending the day just relaxing in and around the pool. Well relaxing may be a stretch with 5 kids in a pool, but they do love spending the day in the pool playing games. This summer they will get to enjoy playing with their new Watermelon Ball - The Ultimate Swimming Pool Game. The game is for my older children and their friends but I am sure the girls will enjoy just playing with the ball in general.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rain, Rain Go Away Giveaway Event


Can you believe that Spring is finally here? I am super excited for the warm weather and new beginnings that Spring brings. The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island have teamed up to bring yet another one of their wonderful Giveaway Hops! You can enter to win a multitude of wonderful prizes below from MANY great blogs!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Return of the Smurfs in Smurfs: The Lost Village! #smurfsmovie


The Smurfs are getting ready to jump onto the Big Screen again in their new movie Smurfs: The Lost Village! Which is scheduled to be released on April 7th Nationwide. In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette on a thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest. Along with her best friends, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty, Smurfette encounters magical creatures in hopes of finding a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. This roller-coaster journey filled with action and danger leads the Smurfs to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

Add Some Flair To Telling Time


I love decorating my home with fun and unique things. So when I came across Novel Clocks I was eager to work with them. Novel Clocks create fun clocks by recycling old CD's and DVD's. I received the Sunset in the Everglades in Florida clock to review and I love this clock. If you did not know I am a Florida girl living in Ohio, so I love anything that has to do with Florida and the beach. I am slowly redecorating my house in a beach theme. I figured if I can't be at the beach I will bring as much into my home as I can.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Showers Giveaway Event


Can you believe it is already April? And just remember, April Showers, brings May flowers. But that’s not the only thing April Brings! It brings the Spring Showers Giveaway event! Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to bring you the Lucky Clover Giveaway Event! We've teamed up with over 12 other 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!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Treat Your Family to Imagine Soups

  

 I live with very picky eaters. My oldest doesn't like what the middle boy eats and the baby doesn't like it if its not eggs or chicken. I received the Imagine soups and knew this was going to be something that I ate by myself. I was not upset about that though. I just love soups. They are easy and usually last a day or two. The bad part about soups most of the time though, is the fat, calories and stuff they add that is not healthy or needed in a soup, in my opinion. When I got the Imagine Soups the first thing I noticed immediately was that they say Organic on a few of them. The next thing was I flipped them over and seen on the back of them it states *NON-GMO ingredients, non dairy, no added MSG, no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Some of them are also gluten free so there is a soup for everyone. The first one I tried was the organic vegetable broth. I ended up putting it in vegetable soup and it was so yummy. It is pre-seasoned which was so helpful to me because I usually end up forgetting the seasoning till its done and I eat it. I used the organic chicken broth in chicken and dumplings. I saved some of the broth and used it in mashed potatoes too and it made it so creamy and flavorful.

What Chemicals are in your home?

Do you know how many chemicals and toxins are in your home and are affecting your families health?


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bloggers Wanted - Mum's The Best Giveaway Event

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I am excited to announce the next fun and exciting event from Andersons AngelsThis Mamas LifeThe More The Merrier & Woven by Words! We are excited to bring you a Fun May Event called Mum's The Best Giveaway Event. It will run from Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 12:00pm EST through Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. It's super easy to join in on the fun!



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Friday, March 24, 2017

Baby's First Touch N' Feel Book

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If you have kids I am sure you probably have the same love for books as I do. Even though Peanut is only 7 months old I don't feel he is to young for books. Ever since he was born the older kids have been reading to him. He really enjoys it when his siblings read to him and I love it because they are expanding their reading skills. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Keystone Meats for a quick dinner (Beef N' Noodles Recipe)


I love finding products that I can use in my cooking that will help make my cooking routine a bit simpler and quicker. I am very picky though when it comes to the meats that I use in dinners for my family. I try to only use natural meats for my family meals which I get from the local meat market. Recently received some Keystone All Natural Beef and Chicken to use to make my family a delicious meal. I will be sharing my recipe for Beef N' Noodles below with you.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Swan Princess:Royally Undercover coming to DVD

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The newest movie in the Swan Princess Collection is soon to be released and my girls got the opportunity to review it before it gets released. We love all the Swan Princess movies and this one did not disappoint either. The newest movie in the collection is "Swan Princess: Royally Undercover". 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Enjoy Spring with RoseArt Chalks

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One thing that I love is my kids being creative especially outside so the mess isn't in my house. With Angel being 3 she loves to explore stuff and that typically ends with a giant mess for me to clean up. So when I received an offer to review RoseArt's new sidewalk chalk line I was excited because they were outdoor activities.

Cascade Ice Drink

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I have no problem drinking water all day long but sometimes I get tired of it. I like to get flavored water every now and then. I like to find some that has no sugar and believe it or not... its harder than you would think. I was recently asked to try Cascade Ice which is sugar free, sodium free, caffeine free, gluten free and has zero calories. How much better can it get?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Make a Statement with juDanzy Baby Wear

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Do you love to dress your little ones in cute clothes that can and do make a statement? I know that I have always loved cute clothes for my kiddos and fun ones that make cute statements. I especially love when I can find one that fits the child's personality. I was recently given the opportunity to review an adorable onesie with Peanut from juDanzy.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Forget the Networks 6 Binge Worthy Netflix Shows

Waiting for one night a week to watch a single episode of your favorite TV show is so passé. Now networks have to compete with Netflix, where you can binge shows to your heart's content. Netflix has hundreds of shows for you to choose from, including new episodes of currently airing favorites, their own original content, and classics you may have missed when they were on network TV.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Treat Your Hands to Soapbox Soaps

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With being a large family we use a lot of hand-soap in our house. It seems like every time I turn around my soap container is empty. Though I think part of the issue is Angel loves bubbles and playing in water as do most 3 year olds. I was recently sent some SoapBox Soaps Hand Soap, Pomegranate to try with my family.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lucky Clover Giveaway Hop


Can you believe that Spring is right around the corner? I know that we are all getting excited for the weather to start warming up! But we don't want to forget the month we're in. Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to bring you the Lucky Clover Giveaway Event! We've teamed up with over 20 other 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, March 4, 2017

Stainless Steel Compost Keeper

  A few years back, we decided to start recycling. I can not tell you how much we used that can be recycled. We are a family of 5 and have 1 trash bag a week now and we are teaching the boys that alot of the trash can not breakdown in the landfill and it just clutters up our environment. We recently started to compost also. I started a garden and I was showing the boys how the table scraps break down and aid in the fertilizer process. We weren't very creative and used an old 1 gallon ice cream bucket with a lid to put all of the scraps in until we dumped it in the bin. Let me tell you, it got pretty smelly after just 2 dinners. Not only that, it didn't look to appealing to company. I was asked to try the Stainless Steel Compost Keeper by Eartheasy and as soon as I opened the box I was excited. It is not see thru, it is stainless and has a filter in the lid to keep the smell hidden. 2 filters actually that are replaceable so you can keep using the composter over and over again.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dirty Floors no more with Shark

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If you have some sort of hard flooring in your home whether hardwood or linoleum then this post is for you. I am sure you are aware that these floors can get dirty quickly and sometimes are not the easiest to clean. The majority of our home now is carpet unlike our old home which had hard flooring, but our kitchen and bathroom have hard flooring. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Chick~Fil~A Upcycling Challenge #chickfilamomsDIY (Good Job Box)


Since I am a part of the Chick-fil-A moms panel I was given the challenge of upcycling a soup container. Of course to do this I had to try their delicious chicken tortilla soup. I usually miss out on the upcycling challenges because I lose track of time which is super easy to do since I am a busy mom of 5. 

Since I do have 5 children and 4 of them are able to help around the house I came with the idea of making a "Good Job Box". The kids can earn small rewards by bringing home good grades, helping around the house without being asked, being caught doing a good deed, etc. It will be up to my husband and I's discretion on if they earn a draw. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Escape The Winter Cold with Castaway Bay (Giveaway)

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When it's cold outside and you just can't bring yourself to go outside to play what do you do for fun with your family? We play games and do puzzles but after awhile we get bored with them and start looking for something entertaining to do. I dislike cold weather and typically find myself closed in during the winter going crazy with the kids that have a bunch of stored energy. Luckily for me Ohio has some great indoor water-parks within a short driving distance from our home. So we surprised the kids with our annual weekend getaway to Castaway Bay

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bloggers Wanted ~ For The Spring Showers Giveaway Hop

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I am excited to announce the next fun and exciting event from Andersons AngelsThis Mamas LifeThe More The Merrier & Woven by Words! We are excited to bring you a Fun April Event called Spring Showers Giveaway Hop. It will run from Monday April 3, 2017 at 12:00pm EST through Monday April 17, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. It's super easy to join in on the fun of getting ready for Spring!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Keep Calm and Diffuse On


With living in Ohio sickness seems to enter the home in the Fall and doesn't leave until Spring when we can open the windows and get outside. This drives me crazy to say the least especially with having a baby in the home that is more prone to getting sick. I do a lot of natural cleaners in my home and love them and have been wanting to start using more essential oils in my home. I love the idea of using the natural products to keep everyone healthy in the home. I know how well they work with cleaning as I have been able to keep a house full of people from getting strep several times by cleaning with essential oil mixes.

Monday, February 6, 2017

It's Your Love ~ Grand Prize Giveaway


GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY  ~ Open Worldwide 

Love is in the Air! What would make February even better? Being able to enter a bunch of amazing giveaways! Anderson's AngelsThis Mamas LifeThe More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to help create It’s Your Love! We've teamed up with other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $25 or more for the It’s Your Love Giveaway Event!

It's Your Love ~ Giveaway


Love is in the Air! What would make February even better? Being able to enter a bunch of amazing giveaways! Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to help create It’s Your Love! We've teamed up with other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $25 or more for the It’s Your Love Giveaway Event!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Delicious Snacks with Nosh Munchables


 A teething baby is no fun and I'm sure the baby is not too excited about it either. Nosh Munchables are delicious an on the go teething snack sure to please parent and a teething baby. They are a quick-dissolving snack made with premium Japonica Rice. They come in several fun flavors and are organic, non-gmo and gluten free. I was sent some of the Nosh Munchables Banana and Mango flavor wafers to review. I don't know about you but, I haven't met a baby that doesn't love banana flavor. My little Bug loved these as soon as I opened the package. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Create a Fun Lunch with Funbites

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Do your kids get tired of the same old boring lunches? I know mine do and they are always coming up with ideas for me to help make their lunches fun and exciting. One way we have discovered to make packed lunches fun is by cutting their sandwiches and fruit into fun shapes like dinosaurs, veggie tale characters, seasonal shapes and more. This is also where FunBites and all their fun sandwich cutters come in to play for our family.

February Scripture Writing Plan

I have been slowly finding ways to be in the Lord's word and decided to start following a monthly scripture writing plan. I will be sharing the monthly scripture writing plan with all of you so if you would like to join me feel free! This months plan is from SwtBlessings.com. You can also visit the author's Etsy store for some delightful prayer cards to print out.




Monday, January 30, 2017

Grow your own food with Back to the Roots

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One thing that I love to do is grow my own food, but since it's the middle of winter in Ohio it's a little hard to do right now. Then I discovered the Back to the Roots company and their line of products you can grow year round indoors. I was sent the Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Farm to review and giveaway.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Embrace Grace ~ Love in a Box (Giveaway)


When I was nineteen I found myself pregnant with my first son. I was a freshman in college working at McDonalds at the time. It would have been easy for me to say that this is not the right time for me to have a baby in my life and simply aborted it. Luckily I had a very supportive boyfriend (now husband) at the time who stood beside and helped me get through things. I had some support from my family but only from a select few. The word abortion was thrown at me right away when I told my family I was pregnant and several times throughout my pregnancy from others. I know not everyone is lucky enough to have a good support system when find themselves young, pregnant and unwed, but there are support systems out there for these girls if they seek them. I would like to tell you about one of them Embrace Grace

Cookin' Up Thursday: Veggie Pizza


Welcome to Cookin' Up Thursdays by Andersons Angels and The More The Merrier. This is a blog hop for and about delicious Recipes! We are hoping that this hop will help all you busy moms with getting yummy dinners on the table for your families without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. This week I am sharing with you my recipe for Bubba's Veggie Pizza. We love growing a garden in the summer and creating delicious recipes with our fresh veggies. This is Bubba's Veggie Pizza Recipe with his 4H cooking project last year. He hopes you enjoy as much as we do!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Welcome Winter Giveaway Hop


I am excited to be participating in the Welcome Winter Giveaway Hop hosted by Review Wire Media. This is a fun hop with each blog gathering a prize package valued at $20 or more! Be sure you stop by each of the blogs and enter their giveaways as well!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

An Everlasting Love Story Coloring Book (Giveaway)

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One thing I have always enjoyed doing since I was a little girl is coloring. We traveled a lot between Florida and Ohio so I would color to pass the time. As an adult I find it to be a relaxing and way for me to escape stress. I have a couple ways I escape stress while at home coloring and through listening to music. Mr. Anderson can usually pick up on my mood when he comes home or gets in my van by the style of music I have playing. 

Teach your children to play music

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When I was a little girl I was trying to self teach myself how to play piano. My grandmas boss noticed this as I was teaching myself on his piano and got me lessons. I feel that music is an important thing that children should be taught. Right now Bubba is learning the trumpet in the school band. Mr. Anderson and I both know the piano and I also know how to play the trombone though its been years since I played one. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Bil Jac Dog Treats

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  I have one very picky dog and one who will eat anything that doesn't eat him first. When I was asked to try the Special Edition Bil Jac Dessert Jacs Caramel Apple Pie Dog Treats. I knew one dog would like them but was unsure about the other one. To my surprise they both loved them! I opened the bag and even I wanted to try one, I of course did not. They smelled so good. The nice thing too with the Bil-Jac Dog Treats is that they can be put with the other treats, they do not need to be kept cold like Bil Jac dog food. Not only are they healthy and nutritious, they are small training treats so they are great for any size dog. Bil Jac is a family brand that has been making quality dog food with real meats. They don't add fats, fillers or gran protein or grain gluten meals.

Delicious and Healthy Prenatal Nutrition by #MotherNurture

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I have not had the easiest pregnancies in regards to my health. I suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum with my last two pregnancies and ended up hospitalized due to it. Once I was released I had to wear a portable IV pump through my first trimester. It drained my body both physically and emotionally. My prenatal nutrition was a concern for me due to all the vomiting. There were times that I could keep nothing down no matter what I tried and I tried just about everything suggested to me. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Scripture Writing Plan

I have been wanting to spend more time in the Lord's word and have decided to start following a monthly scripture writing plan. I will be sharing the monthly scripture writing plan with all of you so if you would like to join me feel free! This months plan is from SwtBlessings.com. You can also visit the author's Etsy store for some delightful prayer cards to print out.


Looking For Contributors To Join Our Team



The New Year Brings New Changes and Additions to Andersons Angels!!

I am currently looking to add a couple more contributors to Andersons Angels and my other blog Snowbirds 2 Seashores. 

I am looking for individuals that would like to be:
 product reviewers/testers 
recipe creators/sharers
 crafters 
book reviewers
 video reviewers       

 I am looking for dependable individuals that can stay on a strict time-frame and get things done. If you feel that you would be a good fit for any of these positions please read and fill out the application below. 

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Keep Kids Safe with Child Guard

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Do you have a little one in your home? Maybe you don't have a little one that lives in your home but visits. If you do then I am sure you know the protocol for keeping them safe and dangerous stuff kept up. It is something we parents all learn as time goes on that children but everything and I mean EVERYTHING in their mouths. Stuff that we think for sure they would never put in their mouths end up in there at some point. Recently there has been a issue with children getting a hold of laundry soap pods and trying to eat them. Why would a kid put soap in their mouth? Well because to them the pods look like candy.

Cookin' Up Thursday: Pulled Pork Shepherds Pie


Welcome to Cookin' Up Thursdays by Andersons Angels and The More The Merrier. This is a blog hop for and about delicious Recipes! We are hoping that this hop will help all you busy moms with getting yummy dinners on the table for your families without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. This week I am sharing with you my recipe for my Pulled Pork Shepherds Pie.