Friday, October 20, 2017

The Adventures of Doc Holliday Henngings Book

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Every year we give the kids new books for Christmas and each kid usually gets 2 to 3 books each. I love to encourage them to read and expand their skills. It is a gift that gives back in so many ways. This year though I am thinking of doing something a little different with the kids. Instead of them getting their books for Christmas I may wrap them up and do a book advent with them and rotate which child gets the book each day. 


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Have your dog stylin' this Holiday Season


I love to spoil our dogs just as much as I do the kids when it comes to Christmas. It is something that has caught on with the kids as well and when they do their Christmas shopping for the family they always include our pets. I love that they feel the dogs and cats are a part of this family and deserve special things as well. This year our puppy Chewbacca is rocking a beautiful snowman collar and leash set from Country Brook Designs.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Baked Goat Cheese with Khor Vodka


I am a big fan of finding ways to recreate dishes at home from my favorite restaurants. I love when I can take them and add my own little flavor and kick to them. I am always looking for appetizers especially for when we go to adult get togethers. One of my favorite appetizers to make at home and for adult get togethers is Baked Goat Cheese in Marinara Sauce. Since my kids think anything with goat cheese is gross I am able to make this delicious dip with KHOR Vodka to give it a little kick. 

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The Eldridge Conspiracy: Sir Kaye the Boy Knight, Book 4

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Progressive Rising Phoenix Press

One thing that I really like is when my oldest boy sits down and reads a book, but it seems to be getting harder and harder to find books that he likes and I approve of. He is at the age where books are boring and video games is all he wants to do. When I got the opportunity for him to review the newest The Eldridge Conspiracy (Sir Kaye the Boy Knight) book I jumped at the opportunity. This book seemed like something that Bubba would enjoy reading.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Indulge in delicious Ice Cream flavors from Graeter's



One thing that I love to do is sit back and relax with a big bowl of ice cream in the evenings. It is one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind after a long day. I typically keep 2 to 3 different flavors of ice cream in the house at all times because with 7 people not everyone agrees on flavors. When I got the opportunity to work with Graeter's Ice Cream I was beyond excited. Not only had I already heard good things about the ice cream they are a local Ohio company as well.

FREE Halloween Picture at Portrait Innovations *Giveaway*

Portrait Innovations is excited to offer parents with children dressed in costumes free portraits during its Halloween event! The event takes place at all Portrait Innovations studios Monday, Oct 30. Photo opportunities run from 3 to 7 pm, and parents will receive two free 5x7 portraits and the digital images of each child dressed in costume.


Following the free event, parents can submit their children's portrait as part of a fun Portrait Innovations photo contest to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes.To enter, participants should submit their Portrait Innovations Halloween portrait, and then encourage friends and family to vote for it. The 20 portraits with the most votes will be judged by Portrait Innovations for costume originality and three families will be named winners.


With Halloween and Christmas both right around the corner it is a great time to start thinking about updating your family portraits for Christmas cards! With how quickly the kids grow and change it is nice to know that there are photo studios around where you can take your kids to capture them in the age they are now. I know that my kids are all quickly growing up on me and it makes me sad to know that soon they will all be grown and on to different things. So I love having pictures of them and the fun stuff they are doing now like dressing up for Halloween.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Family Time Devotions with Jesus Always 365 *Giveaway*

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One thing that I think is very important for my is family devotion time. Though we do not do it every night like I would like we are slowly working on it. The problem I run into is we have such a age range that it is hard to find something that will fit for all the kids. Since Bubba is 12 he can understand the stories in more depth where Angel is only 3 and needs the story in a simple easy form to understand. I recently received the Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids and have been very pleased with this devotion.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Make Lunches Fun with Welch's Fruit Rolls *Giveaway*

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One thing that I always seem to be on the hunt for is yummy snacks to send in the kids lunches. With having three kids currently in school I seem to pack a lot of lunches throughout the year. Each child has their own taste in food so no lunch is typically the same. This can be challenging sometimes but at least they all agree on snacks and one of their favorites is Welch's fruit snacks. When Welch's asked me if I would like for the kids to try their New Fruit Rolls snacks I was happy to do so. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Holiday Feast for your Dog with Caru Daily Dish

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With the Holidays quickly approaching most of us are starting to plan our dinner menus. While we all love our pets as family we need to remember that most human food is not safe for them to consume. But you can still pamper your pets by giving them a delicious feast as well for the Holidays with Caru Daily Dish Meals. 

Caru – nourish with love

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Relax with Spice Labs during the Holidays

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With the Holidays right around the corner it is time to start thinking about the gifts you will give family and friends. If you are like me then the idea of deciding on the right gifts to give can cause you stress. I love gift giving but finding the right gift can be stressful and finding ways to relax is not much easier. But thanks to Spice Labs I now have some wonderful gifts to give to my mother in law as well as ways to destress after shopping.

The Spice Lab

Monday, October 9, 2017

Holiday Entertaining with Giusto Sapore (Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe)

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With the Holidays quickly approaching it has me starting to think about the get togethers and the food that will be served.  Anyone that knows me knows that I love to be a hostess and entertain people. My mother in law says that one of my "gifts" is hosting/entertaining people. When it comes to my parties rarely will you see store bought pre-made food on the tables. I love to cook and create delicious foods to share with my family and friends. This year Giusto Sapore will be helping me creating those delicious foods to be served.

Giusto Sapore

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Quiet Time to Reflex and Discover

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One thing that I always seem to be looking for is time. With having 5 children it seems like I just do not have enough time in the day to get to everything. Because I can not get everything done that I need or what to I become stressed and unhappy. I have discovered that a major factor in my stress and unhappiness is that I never make me time. Whether you are a mom to 5 children or single you still need me to relax and reflect on things going on in your life. I recently received Life by Design: 52 Lists, Questions, and Inspirations for Finding Your Happiness to read.

Monday, October 2, 2017

A Taste of Fall with Apple Pie Muffins


One thing that I love about fall is Apples! I love apple cider and taking the kids to pick apples so we can make delicious treats at home. Recently my mother in law gave me a big batch of apples from their apple trees so I decided to make some yummy Apple Pie Muffins to have for a quick and easy breakfast on the run. These muffins are very easy to make and the recipe yields 1 dozen muffins.

What You Need:
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 large apple, peeled and chopped


What You Do:
Preheat oven to 350*. Grease your cupcake liners
Mix brown sugar and apple pie spice together in a bowl and set aside. In a mixer or large bowl, combine the sugar and softened butter until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until combined. Add the flour, baking powder and milk.

Fill your cupcake liners about 1/4 full. Then add some of the apples and brown sugar mixture. Top with remaining batter, apples and brown sugar mixture.

Bake for 30-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffins comes out clean.


ENJOY

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Dress Up Heaven with Little Adventures

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One thing it seems every little girl loves to do is play dress up. Whether they are dressing up as Princesses or Superheros they love to play dress up. My girls are no exceptions they are always pretending to be something other then themselves. Sometimes they Superheros saving the day and other times they are the Princess bringing joy to everyone around them. The girls recently got the opportunity to review some beautiful dress up dresses from Little Adventures

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Secrets of Skinny Cooking Cookbook (Mexican Slaw Recipe)

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One thing that I really enjoy doing is cooking for my family. I absolutely love being in the kitchen and making delicious food for my family. Lately I have been trying to cook healthier for my family and taking my normal recipes and finding ways to make them healthier. I recently got the opportunity to review the book Secrets of Skinny Cooking with my family. This book contains mouthwatering recipes you will not believe are low calorie!

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. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Messy Learning with Oscar


Learning can be done in so many different ways but typically we try to teach our children in the cleanest ways possible. I worked at a daycare for just shy of 5 years and I can tell you that kids learn really well when getting messy. The kids use to love when we would practice writing our letters in shaving cream. Oscar the Grouch does not like learning in a clean manner he wants to get dirty and messy while learning. Now he has got his Sesame Street friends together to teach your child their ABCs by splashing and crashing their way through the alphabet together in Sesame Street: The Messy Alphabet Book.

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.