Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: Itzbeen Pocket Nanny

Do you have a hard time keeping track of times and schedules? I know I do and right after having a baby it seems to just get worse. Trying to remember everything for 4 children can get to be a bit overwhelming and then adding in feedings and diaper changes into the mix it seems like I am always forgetting to do something. Well forgetting a feeding or diaper change is no longer a problem for me thanks to the Pocket Nanny.

World Vision Gift Catalog

This holiday season, let the scarf around your neck, the ornaments on your tree, or the wooden serving spoons on your table be conversation starters. What’s the topic? Children and families in impoverished communities and solving the challenges they are facing, such as access to food, clean water, education, and more.

How can a clothing accessory or table decoration contribute to this dialog? When gift-givers make a holiday donation through World Vision’s Maximum Impact Fund, the gift is used where it’s most needed, tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. With a donation of $25 or more the donor receives a free gift (a few listed below) to wear, carry, use or give to a loved one.  Most of the Maximum Impact Fund items available in the catalog are made by micro-enterprising artisans around the world and the sale proceeds directly benefit their communities.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Blossom Into Spring - Blogger Sign Ups

Blossom Into Spring
Anderson's AngelsJoy of Momma Joyner, and The More The Merrier!

Come join us!
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I don't know about you, but the three of us are so tired of Winter already! We've decided to give Spring a little boost with a Blossom Into Spring Blog Hop event! This blog hop will run from 12:01 am EST, Saturday February 1st through 11:59 pm EST, Saturday, February 15th, 2014. We would love to have you come and join the fun of hastening Spring back into our lives!

The Great Walking Challenge

I have decided to team up and join in the Great Walking Challenge for 2014. My family loves to walk together when the weather is nice and when it's not I like to walk on the treadmill or use my elliptical. I have tried to do exercise challenges in the past but just don't have the drive to keep up with them but walking is something that I can do easily. 

The rules of the game are simple!
  1. The number of miles you choose is up to you, but it has to be AT LEAST 365 miles. Anything over that is up to you. Make sure it is something challenging (if you already walk a mile a day, obviously it would have to be something over that)
  2. You don't have to walk every day, as long as you meet your final goal by December 31, 2014. If your goal is 500 miles, and you would like to do two 5-mile walks a week, then there you go. Just try to stay on a regular schedule.
  3. Treadmill walking will count. I know that personally, I don't feel like walking through a foot of snow or pouring rain.
  4. That's about it. Have fun and feel good about bettering yourself!

My goal is to walk 600 miles! I really think I can do it to if I try hard. 

Sponsor Spotlight: Bamboobies

After nursing Sweet Pea for 15 months I quickly learned that I did not like disposable nursing pads. I had a couple pairs of washable nursing pads but they feel bulky and leave lines showing on my shirts which just makes me feel awkward. So with that said I was super excited to get to try bamboobies out while nursing Angel.

Sponsor Spotlight: Tiny Love Starry Night Mobile

If your children have been anything like mine as babies then they loved music and things that moved. Which usually made their mobile one of their first favorite things to enjoy and I am sure that Angel is going to be the same way. With that said I would like to tell about the mobile I received from Tiny Love for Angel to enjoy.

Sponsor Spotlight: zCush Baby Nap Mat

Have you ever traveled with a baby? It can be hard even just visiting family and friends at times. When baby is ready for a nap where do they go? Most people just set baby in the car seat to sleep which isn't good for the baby's breathing because they don't tote a pack n' play around with them at all times. That is why I am so excited to tell you about zCush the portable baby nap mat.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Travel Guide

I have decided to put together a 2014 Travel Guide this year to help all my wonderful followers find great deals on vacation destinations again. This Travel Guide will be similar to the Holiday Guide I do with Joy of Momma Joyner but instead of helping you find great gifts for your family it will help you find wonderful vacation spots. My goal for this Travel Guide is to provide you with some great options that are available and recommended by me for vacation spots and activities this year. I teamed up with some great Resorts and attractions last  year on my Travel Guide and I can not wait to bring you more this year.

To access the Travel Guide all you need to do is just click on the button on the left side of my blog marked 2014 Travel Guide. There you will be able to see my recommendations for Family Trips, Couple's Trips, Attractions and more. Make sure to check back periodically to see if I have added any new places or activities. 

If you would like to be featured in the Andersons Angels 2014 Travel Guide please contact me for further information!  
Trista - andersonsangels2010{at}gmail{dot}com

2014 Tailgate Bash Event Sign Up Is NOW OPEN!

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CALLING ALL BLOGGERS! 2014 Tailgate Bash Event Sign Up Is NOW OPEN!!!

It’s FOOTBALL season!

Actually, we are nearing the end of Football Season, and that means just one thing! The BIG GAME – The Super Bowl!!
Coping With FrugalityJoy Of Momma Joyner, and Woven By Words have teamed up to bring a SUPER fun event to help celebrate!


Dates: January 6-20
Price: FREE! You will get ONE LINK for free! You have the option to buy more links for $3 each.
          *You can post about the event sign up to be entered into a $10USD PayPal Drawing, but this is completely optional! Everyone who posts, is entered into this drawing!
          *The blogger that refers the most people to participate will receive $20USD PayPal, so help spread the word!
Prize: Amanda, Courtney, and Mimi are gathering up a great prize package for ONE WINNER
Your Part: We will send you HTML to post and have running during the event dates. It will include all the information about the prizes and the entry form. All you have to do is post!
Hashtag: #TailgateBash
Sign Up HERE

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

PIN IT TO WIN IT GO WILD Room Decor Contest inspired by Wild Walls from Uncle Milton!

Activate your wild imagination by creating a Pinterest Pin Board for your child's ultimate themed bedroom inspired by Uncle Milton Wild Walls! Include other images of items you'd also place in your room. Uncle Milton will award one Grand Prize Winner a $500 Amazon Gift Card and a Wild Walls of choice to create your Wild Walls inspired room. Plus, five weekly Uncle Milton gift prize packs!

The contest runs from November 27th - December 22nd 2013.

*Participants must be 18 years or older, limited to the United States only. View contest rules here.
*Winner must provide before and after pictures of their room.

Ani-Mates *Review*

I am sure that most of you know that my family is religious and we attend church. My husband even works in the ministry currently. I really want my children to know the stories of the Lord and how to show his love to others. Bubba, Pumpkin and Sweet Pea are all at the age of being able to attend Junior Church and Sunday School at our church. When I was recently contacted to do a review of the Ani-Mates I was immediately intrigued and I said yes without a doubt.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Squiddledee Ties

Squiddledee Ties

This holiday season, get something unique for both the man, and the little man, in your life. Nothing brings a man’s outfit together like a stylish tie, and Squiddledee Ties wants to make sure that all young men have the chance to look their absolute best.

Right now for every full-price men’s tie order placed, you can either receive a free children’s tie or choose to donate the tie to a New York City child in need.

Squiddledee ties are a product that is “designed by women, made for men,” helping them become the Ultimate Conversation Starter. 

Each one:
  •  Features an animal design representing a unique character
  •  Comes with a descriptive keepsake bookmarks that are meant to represent the wearer's personality
  • Is made from the 22-momme silk, ensuring the softest and most premium quality product
  • Is personally designed and manufactured in the heart of Brooklyn, New York

Indie Author Holiday Gift Guide Kindle Paperwhite *Giveaway*

The Best in Indie Book Gifts

Ninja Ultima Blender *Review* & Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe

Does your family like to cook and make yummy treats? I know mine sure does and we love to do nights where we make special treats like milkshakes. Well if your family is like mine then you will love the next exciting item we have in our Holiday Gift Guide! The Ninja Ultima Blender the quick and easy way to get all your blending needs met.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

BJ’s Wholesale Club – Your One-Stop Shop for the Holidays

Do you ever shop at the local wholesale clubs? I know they have quickly become one of my favorite places to shop and stock up on things like toilet paper, pet food, lunch supplies and much more. I am very lucky that I currently have two fairly close to my house but my favorite out of the two has to be BJ's Wholesale Club.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Welcome Baby Anderson

On Thursday 12/5/2013 my family welcomed our newest member a little girl who you will all come to know as Angel. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Pure Health (Giveaway)

Do you like taking natural herbal supplements instead of the typical vitamins found in stores? If so then you are like me and i'd like to tell you about the next great product on our Holiday Gift Guide! Pure Health is a online company that offers natural herbal supplements for your everyday needs.

Holiday Gift Guide: Graco (Giveaway)

Are you the type of mom who wants the best for their children? I am sure that you are I haven't meet a mom who didn't want anything less then the best for their kids. So if you are like me and all the other mom's out there then i'd like to tell you about the next great product on our Holiday Gift Guide! Graco is one of the leading manufactures for infant products.

Holiday Gift Guide: Spark of Amber (Giveaway)

Have you seen the amber teething necklaces that have become so popular for the children? Did you know that they also offer the amber necklaces in adult sizes as well? I didn't realize that when I bought Sweet Pea's original necklace. Well if your like me and have been curious about these necklaces then i'd like to tell you about the next great thing on our Holiday Gift Guide! Spark of Amber the company that offers Amber necklaces for the whole family.

Holiday Gift Guide: I SEE ME! Personalized Books (Giveaway)

Do you love to read with your children? I know we do and I am always looking for new books to add to their library! Well if you are like me then i'd like to tell you about the next great thing on our Holiday Gift Guide! I SEE ME! Personalized children's books are a great addition to any child's library!

Holiday Gift Guide: Kidorable (Giveaway)

Are you looking for some really cute clothing and accessories for your children? I know that I am always looking for cute and unique things for my kiddos. Well if your like me and always looking for cute and unique items for your children then i'd like to tell you about the next great thing on our Holiday Gift Guide! Kidorable the company that offers a wide variety of super cute and unique clothing and accessories for children.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: SmartSilk Pillows (Giveaway)

Are you looking to replace your pillows but are not sure where to even look? I know my pillow was in need of being replaced badly it was about as flat as a pancake. Well if your like me and in need of new pillows then i'd like to tell you about the next great thing on our Holiday Gift Guide! SmartSilk the company that offers All Natural silk filled luxury bedding for a healthy bed and body.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

Does your little girl love the Disney Princesses? I know Sweet Pea sure does, so I was super excited when I heard that Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales was going to be put on at our local civic center. Though I was in the hospital from giving birth to our newest little princess my children were still able to attend this great show thanks to my in-laws!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Skylanders Swap Force

Do you have children that love to play video games? I know that I do and one of the most wanted video games of this season is Skylanders Swap Force. If you have children like mine then you will love the next item in our Holiday Gift Guide! Skylanders Swap Force the most asked for video game of 2013.

Delicious Dish Tuesday: Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These are one of my families favorite cookies that I make i'm alaways getting request for these.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Newmans Own Organics (Giveaway)

Does your family love to eat healthy and organic? I know mine sure does and we are always looking for new and yummy foods. Well if your family is like mine then i'd like to tell you about the next great thing on our Holiday Gift Guide! Newman's Own Organics the company that offers great organic food options for your family.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Bronner's CHRISTmas WONDERLAND (Giveaway)

Does your kids love to help decorate the Christmas Tree? I know mine sure do and will find any excuse to remove ornaments and put them back on. Well if your kids are like mine then I would like to tell you about the next exciting item we have in our Holiday Gift Guide! Bronner's CHRISTmas WONDERLAND that offers everything you could possibly need to decorate your home for Christmas.

Holiday Gift Guide: Kansas City Steaks Company (Giveaway)

Does your husband like to cook and eat steak? I know mine sure does and will find any excuse to eat it and grill it. Well if your husband are like mine then I would like to tell you about the next exciting item we have in our Holiday Gift Guide! Kansas City Steaks Company that offers home delivery of delicious steaks and other great foods.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Merry Fluffy Christmas 2013 Giveaway #FluffyXmas

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Welcome to the greatly anticipated 4th annual Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Event!! There are 30+ blogs that are giving away cloth diapering prize packages $50+! Make sure you enter here and then hop to all the others!! There are thousands in fluffy prizes to be won! This year, there are also two HUGE Grand Prize packages, on both of the host blogs, And Then There Were 5 and Mommy’s Favorite Things! So make sure you enter to win those as well! Good luck!