Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Honey Pot even Pooh would Love

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One thing that I love to do for the Holiday's is bake. I bake for my children, family and friends and everyone seems to have a different thing I make that is their favorite. So when the Holiday's come around I usually spend days on end in the kitchen making everyone's favorites. But as long as everyone leaves happy because they got their favorites is all the thanks I need. I love to see everyone happy and enjoying their favorite baked treats.

Bloggers Wanted for 2nd Annual Spring Showers Giveaway Hop


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 our 2nd Annual Fun April Event called Spring Showers Giveaway Hop. It will run from Monday April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm EST through Monday April 23, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. It's super easy to join in on the fun of getting ready for Spring!

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

25 Kitchen Tips and Tricks

So I am always finding new little tricks to help me in the kitchen and I wanted to share some with you. I have a list of 25 Kitchen Tips for you below. If you try and any let me know how they work for you or if you have a tip feel free to leave it in a comment.

Taco Night - Make your own crunchy taco shells without frying. If your corn or flour tortillas are stiff, heat them quickly on a hot griddle, then lightly spray both sides with cooking oil. Drape tortillas over two clean bars of an oven rack and bake at 375*F until crisp, about 10 minutes. 

Cheese Plate - The perfect cheese plate is all about balance. Choose cow, sheep, and goat varieties from distinct categories - creamy, crumbly, funky, fresh. Serve with something pickled, salty (olives), crunchy (nuts), and sweet (fruit). Good bread and crisp crackers are the finishing touches. 

Cool Down - An ice pack is handy for everything from a black eye to a box lunch. An inexpensive, simple alternative is to soak a basic kitchen sponge in water and freeze it in a small ziplock bag. As the water melts, it is reabsorbed by the sponge, which stays sealed inside.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tips for Avoiding Investment Fraud

Tips for Avoiding Investment Fraud

 Raising a family isn’t easy on your bank account. No matter if your child is in diapers, just starting preschool or about to head off for college, you might find yourself feeling stretched financially, which can make you more than a bit nervous about your financial future. While an insurance agency can help you maintain your financial health, investing can help you improve your financial health. That being said, you’ve got to be careful about how you invest and whom you invest with as well.

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Moore's Marinades and Sauces for a Delicious Dinner

*This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, you'll be helping to feed the little angels here at Andersons Angels.

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One thing that my boys and their dad love is hot and spicy food. I on the other hand try to avoid it because it bothers my stomach something fierce. So when cooking dinners I try to sometimes accommodate their love for hot and spicy foods. The other night while making fried chicken I cooked up some buffalo chicken wings for Mr. Anderson. I used Moore's Original Buffalo Wing Sauce on the wings and they were a hit!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bridgeway Academy Ready To Aid Orphaned Students From Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) Closure

Homeschooling Programs and Curriculum – Bridgeway Academy

Bridgeway Academy, which pioneered personalized learning in homeschools and schools across the U.S. and around the world, today announced it is ready to accept students seeking an alternative to the closing Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) school. Bridgeway’s proven online and textbook homeschool solutions are a natural fit for ECOT students who are already accustomed to flexible schedules, live online sessions and individualized self-paced learning. Many ECOT students chose the online charter school due to illnesses, social concerns, learning disabilities or other struggles. As a result, returning to their previous classroom setting is not an option. Therefore, the transition to Bridgeway Academy is appealing.

“This is an unfortunate nightmare for our family. Brick and mortar schools do not work for us and the other online options are already overwhelmed. They’re saying the availability will be ‘first come, first served’ and it’s very stressful for students like mine who simply cannot attend a regular classroom,” says ECOT parent Jennifer Ladoszka.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Briggs True Texas Sauces & Seasonings (Fried Chicken Recipe) & GIVEAWAY

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One thing that I love is a challenge when it comes to cooking. Recently Bubba asked why I never make fried chicken for dinner. So I thought why not take a chance at it and surprisingly it came out pretty good so I thought I would share the recipe with you. I also want to share my secret ingredient with you that I used to give my chicken a great flavor. I recently received some wonderful stuff from Briggs True for my Holiday Gift Guide. I got the Texas Seasoning & Rub, Texas Mustard Sauce and the Strawberry Habanero Jelly.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Go To School in Style

One thing that Sweet Pea loves is horses. She always has loved horses and loves anything with horses on it. So when I got the opportunity to work with Wildkin for my Holiday Gift Guide I was super excited. I love all their products and I knew Sweet Pea would love their horse stuff. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Make Your Own Healthy Yummy Gummies!

One thing my kids love is gummies! Though I am not a fan of all the added sugar and dyes I usually do some label reading before buying any. I was recently sent this great recipe from kidstir to make my own gummies and can not wait to make some with the kids. I wanted to share the recipe with all of you so you can make your own gummies as well. 

What You Need:

1 cup juice per flavor (carrot/orange and cranberry/raspberry) 
~ you can use any juice you'd like
2 envelops unflavored gelatin (1 pack per flavor of juice)

What You Do:
  1. Measure 1 cup of juice. Pour 2/3 of the cup into the cooking pot. Leave 1/3 cup in the measuring cup and sprinkle it with the unflavored gelatin and let it sit.
  2. Heat the juice until it starts to boil. Carefully pour the hot juice over the gelatin.
  3. Stir for about 5 minutes, or until gelatin dissolves.
  4. Pour it into candy molds and or ice cube trays (pour over the sink in case of spills).
  5. Refrigerate until the gummies set, about 5 hours. Run the molds under hot water and slip out the shapes. Eat right away or cover and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Makes about 4 servings (makes 12 to 60 gummies, depending on the size of your molds or ice cube trays)

If you try this recipe tag me in a Instagram photo of your gummies using hashtag #AndersonsAngels or feel free to share about them below!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bullet It! A Creative Way to Get Organized

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Finding a way to become more organized is a big to-do on my daily list. We live a very small home with very little storage so I really need to be organized. Unfortunately organization has never been my strong point. But I am trying to find order and peace within the walls of my small home so I am always searching for things that will help me succeed. I recently received the book Bullet It!: A Notebook for Planning Your Days, Chronicling Your Life, and Creating Beauty.

Add Some Flair to your Bags


One thing that I love is having bags and products that are fun and versatile. With having 5 children it can be hard to always know exactly what we will get in to while out and about. I want to share a great company with you that has wonderful bags and products that are fun and versatile. ModMaven is a exclusive distributor for DAZ a Brazilian company that has been around for 45 years and is known for it's quality products.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Spring Fever Event Sign-Ups

I am so excited to celebrate the upcoming Spring Season with some wonderful bloggers! What a better way to celebrate than to offer a great Spring Fever Prize Package to our readers!

Event: Spring Fever
Dates: March 1 – 22, 2018
Hosted By: This Mamas Life, Andersons Angels, More Is Merrier and Woven by Words

Sponsors Participating so Far: (This list will be updated as sponsors come in)

GoWISE - Air Fryer : ARV $129.95

Cuddle Clones: $100 off Gift Certificate

Miriam Earthen Cookware: Large 4 Qt Pot : ARV $138.00
Best Dutch Oven

- Each blogger receives 1 free link of choice: (Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram **Facebook is NOT a choice for the free link**)
- Additional Links can be purchased at $3 each and include: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Pinterest.
- Host pages can be purchased for $5 each. (Word Of Day or a Blog Post)

Blogger Prizes:
Blogger Referral Prize:
-The blogger who refers the most blogger participation will win a $10 Paypal Credit! Remind people to tell us that you referred them to sign up for the event.
Announcement Post Prize:
- An additional $10 Paypal Credit winner will be chosen from all the bloggers who post an announcement. Everyone who posts an announcement about the event on their blog will be entered in the random drawing.

The giveaway html will be sent out by Wednesday, February 26th and posts must be live by noon on Monday, March 1st. We will send out ONE reminder email for those who forget to post on time. If the post is not published by (TIME and DATE), the link will be removed from the entries.

If you have any questions, please contact Trista at teanderson05@andersonsangels.com
Payments can be made via Paypal to andersonsangels2010@gmail.com

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Toughest Monster Truck Tour is Coming

It's time to get the kids excited about Monster Trucks again!! Yep that is right The Toughest Monster Truck Tour is back for another fun and exciting year! The Toughest Monster Truck Tour brings only the best and baddest monster trucks in the nation to compete in 3 competitions each night. Only one truck can be the Toughest!

In addition to the trucks you might see high flying Freestyle Motocross riders, a giant fir-breathing mechanical dinosaur, ATV/quad racing, tough trucks or a 2,000 hp jet powered ATV!

Tickets are On Sale Now! Find more information and view the upcoming schedule by visting

Upcoming Shows:
January 19th - January 20th, 2018 Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Santa Ana Star Center

February 2nd - February 3rd, 2018 Youngstown, Ohio
Covelli Center

February 10th, 2018 Casper, Wyoming
Casper Events Center

February 17th, 2018 Salina, Kansas
Bicentennial Center

March 9th - March 10th, 2018 Saginaw, Michigan
Dow Event Center

March 23rd - March 24th, 2018 Lafayette, Louisiana

March 30th - March 31st, 2018 Stockton, California
Stockton Arena

March 30th - March 31st, 2018 Independence, Missouri
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

April 13th - April 14th, 2018 Loveland, Colorado
Budweiser Events Center

April 21st, 2018 Grand Forks, North Dakota
Alerus Center

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Create Personalized Gifts

Personalized Gifts

Even though Christmas is over and I have started to pack up all the Christmas decorations I am excited to share a great company with you. During the Holiday Gift Guide I got the great pleasure to receive a beautiful personalized glass ornament for my tree from GiftsForYouNow.com. I am in love with the personalized ornament because it is personalized with my families names. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Relieve Neck Pain with Naipo

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One thing that I deal with is severe back pain due to having pars defect. In the winter the pain can get to be just down right unbearable at times. I have noticed that when my back pain flares up it affects my body in many ways. I recently received a Naipo Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager to review. I love the idea of having a heat massager at home because I know that the heat helps my back relax and the pain eases up. I was excited to receive this massager as I know that Mr. Anderson will benefit from using it as well.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Ripley's Aquarium - Myrtle Beach

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

While on our Thanksgiving trip to Myrtle Beach we got the opportunity to visit Ripley's Aquarium. We went on Thanksgiving Day thinking they would not be very busy and were we ever surprised. They seemed just as busy on a Holiday as they were when we have been there during the summer in the past.

Pink Zebra Review

Pink Zebra! What is Pink Zebra? Pink Zebra is a direct sales company that lets you customize your own fragrance! You can mix and match scents to make a brand new scent that's just the right fit for your home. The scents come in a 3.75oz jar or a 16oz carton. They also have simmer pots to melt their sprinkles in, and so much more...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

February Cash Sign Ups

I am excited to announce sign-ups for the February Cash Event!

Prize: $100 Paypal Cash OR Gift Card

Are you looking for a great way to gain more exposure for your blog, Etsy Shop, book(s) and grow your social media? If you are then this event will be something you won't want to miss out on!

Your place on the giveaway form will be in the order of when you sign-up. So the sooner you sign-up for the event and pay for your links the higher up you will be on the giveaway form.

More Is Merrier
 Woven By Words
 Andersons Angels
This Mamas Life

The Giveaway will be Open WW

Giveaway will run from February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018

All Links are $5 each - Buy as many as you would like.
~ If you buy 5 links you will receive 1 Free

Links can be (but not limited to) - Facebook Visit, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Visit G+, Top Mommy Blogs, Picket Fence Votes, Bloglovin', YouTube, Networked Blogs, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Daily Comment on your Blog, Word of the Day, Newsletter/Email Sign Up, Follow on Etsy, Heart on Etsy, enter this Giveaway... etc

So you never miss out on an event join our Facebook group!

Emails will be sent 2 nights before the event goes live.

*Money will be refunded if the event is canceled*

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018

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As we bid a farewell to 2017 and say a BIG HELLO to 2018 I have to say that I am excited to see what the year holds for my family! I know that it holds new arrivals for 2 of the writers here at Andersons Angels as both my writers are expecting little ones come April. I can not wait to see what will happen with our family as Mr. Anderson has taken a new job and will now be home more with the family. :-) We are all excited about that for sure. 2017 held some great adventures for the Anderson family with some wonderful memories made.