I’m A #SprintMom – Enter to win an HTC One Max Phone

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. In case you haven't noticed, I'm kind of a tech gadget geek.  I love to get my hands on the newest tech gadget as soon as I can and play with it.  I'm always open to new gadgets, new phones, new systems - anything to make life easier and more fun.  So I'm super excited to announce that I'm now a Sprint Ambassador!  For the next year Sprint will be sending me their newest gadgets and phones to test out and share information about them with you.  I'm beyond thrilled! Like most of you, I'm always looking for the best cell plan for my family.  Last year my husband and I joined Sprint and we were paying a pretty typical cell phone bill for two cell phones with data plans.  I kept seeing the commercials about the Sprint Framily Plan and finally last week I went in to my favorite Sprint store to check it out.  And ... [read more]

Our Summer DIY Projects & A Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway

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Last week was Spring Break for my kids and husband and it gave us a little taste of summer.  I enjoyed the lazy days of sleeping in and doing fun family activities.  My husband and I do a lot of DIY projects during the summer with a little help from Home Depot. Last summer we tore out the carpet in our living room and my husband put down laminate flooring.  It was a pretty big project and it took longer than expected, of course, but we were thrilled with the results. After we put down our floor, that white wall of flat contractor paint looked worse than it had when we started.  It had been contractor swiss coffee flat paint since we moved in 4 years prior and I couldn't get the dirt off no matter how hard I tried.  So we picked out a pretty blue-green color and set to painting. The wall was dirty and gross and I hated it, but I love the blue!  It's so much prettier now. This year we're planning to replace the floor in our kitchen and dining room.  The kitchen ... [read more]

Tupperware Giveaway!

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Tupperware

Enter to win a fun spring set of Tupperware plates and tumblers! Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung Event hosted by  LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht!  This is a fun blog hop giveaway event - where you can hop from blog to blot to enter fun giveaways!  I am so excited to be giving away a bright, fun set of Tupperware plates and tumblers perfect for spring picnics, camping, luncheons - and whatever other plans you have. Serve sandwiches, appetizers and other bites with these lightweight, reusable plates. Set of four  8 x 8"/20.3 x 20.3 cm plates with a raised edge for preventing spills.  The plates come in Carrot Juice/Chickadee/Guava/Mango are dishwasher safe, but are not intended for microwave use.   Quench your thirst at home or when you’re on the go with these bright tumblers. Set of four tumblers with flip-top spouts in Carrot Juice/Chickadee/Guava/Mango with Snow White seals.  The tumblers are dishwasher safe. Enter to win below and don't ... [read more]

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting

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Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes are an easy summer dessert perfect for potlucks and picnics.  I topped the lemon cupcakes with a blackberry frosting that is a cinch to pull together by adding blackberry preserves to a basic buttercream frosting.  Don't worry if you have extra lemons - Good Cooks Citrus Keepers will keep it fresh in the fridge for the next batch of lemon cupcakes! Cupcakes are not exactly my forte.  But that doesn't keep me from making them.  It just keeps me from photographing them often because, really, they are rarely impressive.  But these lemon cupcakes with blackberry frosting - oh my goodness! It's like spring and summer in your mouth.   I'm always a fan of blueberry and lemon but blackberry just takes it over the top.   At first I wasn't going to make these because I figured the frosting would require cooking down blackberries in a long drawn out process. Nope! You just use blackberry jam - super easy and delicious.  If you want to try this flavor combination in ... [read more]

Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway & Race Around America Update

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NASCAR Las Vegas

Remember a few weeks ago when my family got to meet NASCAR driver Greg Biffle? My kids are still talking about it and my son has barely taken his autographed shirt off.   The webisode for Race Around America that was filmed in Las Vegas is now live! Check it out:   Did you see us?! We were actually waving one of the two checkered flags as Greg drove the Mustang down the Strip and arrived at Walgreens.  Las Vegas was actually the first stop on the Race Around America - and you can go to RaceAroundAmerica.com to vote for the next route! Race Around America is sponsored by Walgreens and Balance Financial Pre-paid card and they are giving one lucky reader a $25 gift card to Walgreens! Just enter to win below! a Rafflecopter giveaway   TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on April 1st, 2014. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds ... [read more]

Shrimp Etouffee

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etouffee

Etouffee is a traditional New Orleans recipe full of flavor.  Made with vegetables, stock and a roux, shrimp are then added to the etouffee gravy and served over rice. One of my favorite types of seafood is shrimp.  Shrimp is affordable and versatile and I love to add it to to our menu.  So I was super excited to be invited to participate in the OXO Shrimp Showdown.   I was sent a fun package full of OXO tools perfect for preparing shrimp along with some of the most gorgeous shrimp I've ever seen from Eastern Fish Company. I prefer to buy shrimp raw that is already and peeled and cleaned, but it can be hard to find that way.  I prefer not to have to work too hard to prep the shrimp for cooking, which includes not only peeling the shrimp, but deveining it. The sand vein is the digestive tract of the shrimp and while it's safe to eat, I just prefer my shrimp without it. The OXO Good Grips Shrimp Cleaner takes the work out of peeling and deveining any size shrimp. ... [read more]

$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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Welcome to the A Night Owl March Sponsor Giveaway! Hi friends! Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below! Open in the USA and Canada. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 31st, 2014. a Rafflecopter giveaway TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 31st, 2014. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, ... [read more]

CANON EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Giveaway

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Canon Rebel

Welcome to the CANON EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Giveaway! We've joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. One lucky person will win a CANON EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS DSLR Camera Lens Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens and Accessory Kit, valued at $599. So I'll admit that I'm a Nikon gal, but a Canon is just as good and you will LOVE this camera! It took me a few months to save up the cash to buy my DSLR and I'm so excited that one of YOU has a chance to WIN one!! Photographers looking for an easy-to-use camera that will help them create their next masterpiece need look no further than the Canon EOS Rebel T3i. The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance. Featuring Canon's newest DIGIC 4 Image Processor and an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor - plus cutting-edge technologies like Full HD video recording, ... [read more]

Easy Shrimp Recipe: Buffalo Shrimp Salad and A Giveaway!

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shrimp recipe

This easy shrimp recipe, featuring SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp on a Buffalo Shrimp Salad, will help you score a #MomVictory during that midweek madness for  a delicious family meal and a #WinOnWednesday! Wednesdays around here are just a little bit hectic.  By Wednesday, everyone is starting to get tired - including me! Wednesday also happens to be the busiest day of our week with activities in the evenings.  We used to eat out every single Wednesday night, but this year I was determined to stop that habit and eat at home instead.  Because we're trying to get homework and evening chores done while I'm also making dinner, I need quick and easy meals on Wednesday nights. I created this easy shrimp recipe to make a delicious dinner in a snap. Salads are a quick and easy way to feed a family on a busy weeknight.  Everyone can help cook, too.  I like to add protein to the salad when it's our main dish.  Since it's Lent season and we try to eat fish at least once a week, I used ... [read more]

February $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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Target Gift Card

  Welcome to the A Night Owl February Sponsor Giveaway! I know how much you love a Target Gift Card Giveaway so I've joined up with the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl a bring you a $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!  Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below! Open in the USA and Canada. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. a Rafflecopter giveaway TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 2nd, 2014. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email ... [read more]