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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hormel Gatherings Party Trays - Joy in a Tray, and So Easy!

 I received free product in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and protein cravings are my own.

In my household, a meat-and-cheese tray is a staple. Constructing them, however, is a major chore. Cutting the cheese isn't just a social faux pas, it's also hard on the hands. That's why I love me some Hormel Gatherings Party Trays!
They're so portable, and set up in just a moment, perfect for those sports parties you can't stop going to, or even just lounging around.
I was able to gift one to my husband's gaming group as well. Casual and fabulous.
The meat and cheeses are so fresh, and are all packaged in separate bags, so the flavors don't mingle until you want them to. And they do combine SO well.
Those who bring the meats, get the fans, and Hormel Gatherings Party Trays take all the pain and strain out of the process, so even if your team isn't a winner, you are! I personally think they're priced right, too, having bought the ingredients separately many times. Also, taking care of leftovers (if there are any!) just means snapping the lid back on. The time savings is absolutely priceless. So get one already!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tervis Tumbler Giveaway, via Sweet Cheeks Adventures!

Tervis has a gift for everyone!  We're giving away a product of your choice.  Check out the review by Sweet Cheeks Adventures here.

The Giveaway:
How to Enter: Please use the Giveaway Tool below!
Prize: Tervis product of winner's choice
Dates: Starts December 5th 3:00 pm EST.  Winner will be chosen December 19,2017 11:59 pm EST.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

New Challenge: Box Sherman Tank!

So, we did this for my son's birthday.

Apparently, if one has a box fort, one requires a vehicle as well. My son cheerfully informed me that I should now attempt to create a tank. Not just any tank, but a Sherman tank. And it has to be able to move, and have a working cannon. In case you didn't know off the top of your head, this is what a Sherman looks like.

So, I needed a framework to start with, because I lack the skills to start from scratch. I used our wagon. Pic courtesy of Amazon, because I didn't think to take one pre-project.

Here's the result.


Win a Free Print from Canvas Factory, via Mom's Gone Bronson!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a print from Canvas Factory in order to give you my honest opinions. The photo used was my own, your pics, quality and designs will vary depending on your resolution/quality/choice of print etc. Your experiences may differ to mine. Thank you. 

I have always loved photography and have always seemed to own a camera. I remember the days when you had to walk to the shop, hand over your film and wait few days for your photos to be processed - never really knowing if the quality was good or bad until you got them back. 

Now, of course, we can take photos on our phones, cameras and other devices and see out pictures instantly and even edit them almost as quickly and have them printed out in moments - this is where Canvas Factory comes along to brighten my day. 

Original photo taken in my back yard.

Personally, I love to see my photos in print. I love to make photo albums and love to display pictures on the walls. I like the fact hat I can look back at old photos of my family, myself, my dad, in print. Of course social media was not a thing back then, but nothing online is safe and if a site closes tomorrow, all your pictures are going to go with it and it is nice to know there is something to hold on to. 

I was recently asked if I would like to try out Canvas Factory for a print of mine and, after utilizing their services before, I jumped at the chance to say yes. The site is very straightforward and easy to use - you just upload your high-quality photos to the site, choose your settings and canvas type, background, layout and size and pay the cost to create your artwork. 

Once ordered, your canvas print is shipped directly, and securely, to your door within a week or two and you can proudly display it on your wall for the world to see. 

I uploaded a photo that I took earlier this year in my back yard and was eager to see what it looked like in print and on my wall. I chose to wrap the photo around the canvas, a black background, fit the photo to the frame and crossed my fingers that the quality of the image was good enough for a 16x20 print. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Groupon Coupon: Vacay, Play and Save!

Summer is a great time for family fun, but I have four kids, so outings can get pricey. An actual vacation? Impossible. But guess what? There's another way.
Anytime I can save and still have a great time, it's a win-win for me. Groupon Coupons are the ticket, in more ways than one.
I can stock up with my choice of 71 deals at Target, then it's time to plan the outing. Fandango has the inside track on movie bargains,  letting me see all the summer blockbusters without busting the bank. For a real family vacation, Expedia and both have a nice long list of Groupon Coupon ways to get there and stay there for a reasonable rate, like $35 off two or more nights, or 50% plus 10% off a room. And there's so many merchants available...all your faves, from Walmart to Babies R Us to Bed Bath and Beyond! So get off the Ipad and into a fun family experience AND stay within your budget with Groupon Coupons.

I received compensation for this post. My opinions and enthusiasm are my own.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Box Fort Nerf War - Cheap and Easy Party Fun! son follows a YouTuber named Papa Jake, who does seriously intense cardboard box fort challenges. He wanted a military style birthday party to begin with, but after watching several videos, he requested his own box forts and Nerf war.
Challenge accepted.

This was a surprisingly quick, easy and cheap undertaking. I found most of the materials at my local dollar store, from the American flags to helmets to the heavy-duty duct tape to the moss. We did already have an arsenal of Nerf guns, so that might add an extra level if you aren't so equipped.

 I just slit the one side of the box and then taped up all the flaps to form the curved shape. I cut the openings with an box cutter. It was a fairly sturdy structure,even as simple as it was. I think it's because I used strong moving boxes. Results may vary otherwise.

I found the "ammo crates" at Target, in the bargain area.We have a ton of darts thanks to Amazon deals, which I recommend, particularly in this scenario.

I wanted something that would stay together, but was flexible enough to be picked up and tucked into the garage. This worked perfectly.

Did they hold up in actual warfare? See for yourself.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

truMedic InstaShiatsu + Pillow Massager With Heat Giveaway, via Daily Deals From a Nerd Mom!

InstaShiatsu+ Pillow Massager With Heat

InstaShiatsu + Pillow Massager With Heat Giveaway - ARV $89

Sponsored by: truMedic
One of truMedic’s latest products in the InstaShiatsu+ Pillow Massager With Heat. This portable massager can be used lying down or sitting up, & is adjustable for various body parts. Velcro straps on the back make it possible to attach the massager to a chair. The pillow massager has 4 massage heads – 2 on each side. They auto-rotate in 2 different directions after about a minute. Heat function helps you achieve better relaxation and comfort. This is an optional setting and can be shut off the heat by pushing the power button, once for heat & twice for no heat. Holding the button for a few seconds shuts off the device. InstaShiatsu+ Pillow Massager With Heat


One lucky reader will win their own InstaShiatsu+ Pillow Massager With Heat - ARV $89!!
Entering is simple using the widget below.
Open to U.S. residents only
Ends 4/26/17 11:59 PM EST
Good luck! 🙂
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Win a $75 Gift Card to the BabyCubby via Daily Deals from a Nerd Mom!

Baby Cubby $75 Gift Card Giveaway {US, 4/19/17}

Sponsored By: The Baby Cubby

Did you have that special place as a kid where you would put your favorite toys and items? That was your cubby. The Baby Cubby is the cubby for new moms now! The Baby Cubby has the best of everything baby. They cover all of your baby and mama needs from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Baby Cubby

Baby Registry - Setting up a Baby Registry on The Baby Cubby includes some great perks - Closeout Discount, Cubby Expert Advice, Price Matching, and more!
Buying Guides - Need some help choosing the perfect baby product? The Baby Cubby offers buying guides for car seats, diaper bags, strollers, and a baby gear resource guide.
Shop Differently - Ordering online is the simplest way for anyone to shop at The Baby Cubby and it can be delivered to your door within a few days, with shipping free on orders over $49. You can also shop in their store in Utah. Each product has their rating displayed in a “good, better, best” format so you can quickly see a products’ star rating on Amazon with the number of reviews it has received. You can also scan a QR code with your smart device (or one of Baby Cubby's in-store iPads) to see more information or what colors/styles are available.
Drive Up Purchase - Local Utah customers can take advantage of Baby Cubby's “drive up stalls”. A team member will come to take your order then bring it to you. You can also order online or over the phone, then use the "drive up stall" to pick up the order.
Full Body Massage - This one makes me jealous that I don't live in Utah! Any purchase over $49 in-store includes a 10-minute full body massage in their massage chair. Say what?!

Save 15% on your Baby Cubby order with code nerdmom15 at checkout!

Baby Cubby is offering one lucky reader a $75 gift card to use online or (the luckiest local winner) in-store. Entering is simple using the widget below. Good luck! :)

The Baby Cubby $75 Gift Card Giveaway

US Residents only
Ends 4/19/17
Terms and Conditions – Open to residents of the United States 18 yrs and older. Not associated with Facebook or any other social media platforms. Potential winners will be chosen by the Giveaway Tools application & will be verified. Winners will have 48 hrs to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Promoting bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. It is the responsibility of the sponsor, The Baby Cubby.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ceregumil EP Kids All-Natural Immune Booster Giveaway, via Daily Deals From a Nerd Mom!

Ceregumil EP Kids ~ All-Natural Immune Booster Giveaway (7 winners - 3 bottles each!)

Sponsored by: Ceregumil
Ceregumil EP Kids is the latest product from Ceregumil. This ALL-NATURAL immune booster has a great cherry taste that kids love! Quick Facts:
  • Premium Immunity Blend: Contains Echinacea, Propolis & Vitamin C – nature’s own wellness boosters, thought to promote healthy immunity in growing kids.
  • Fosters Health & Vitality: Also has Royal Jelly, believed to help strengthen the body’s natural defenses & support healthy energy levels. Great for youngsters who are under the weather.
  • All-Natural Nutrition: 100% NON-GMO! Contains gentle herbal ingredients designed to balance the gaps in your child’s diet and provide essential nutrients their growing bodies need to thrive.
  • For Kids Age 3 & Up: Yummy cherry flavor. Liquid form is absorbed more quickly by the body than pills to help them feel better fast.
  • First Line Defense – Fights fatigue and gives healthy energy.

7 winners will each win 3 bottles of Ceregumil EP Kids!

Entering is super simple, just use the widget below.
Good Luck! 🙂
US residents only
Ends 3/23/17
Terms and Conditions – Open to residents of the United States 18 yrs and older. Not associated with Facebook or any other social media platforms. Potential winners will be chosen by the Giveaway Tools application & will be verified. Winners will have 48 hrs to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Promoting bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. It is the responsibility of the sponsor, Ceregumil.

Win $50 LuLaRoe Credit via Dorky's Deals!

Chances are you have heard about the clothing brand LuLaRoe and their buttery soft leggings. If you haven't heard of LuLaRoe, let me be the first to tell you that this company makes the softest leggings. Ever.

LuLaRoe not only makes amazing buttery soft leggings in a gazillion fun prints, they also make tops, kimonos, skirts, and dresses. Soft fabric and colorful patterns galore!

The exciting part is that each LuLaRoe print is made in limited quantities, so when you see a print you like you should be sure to grab it!

If you haven't had a chance to try LuLaRoe, I urge you to give them a try. Once you try some items on for yourself you will see what all the rage is all about.

Now, you can't simply go to a store and pick up a pair of LuLaRoe leggings. LuLaRoe is sold only by its consultants. Sarah Cool is a wonderful LuLaRoe consultant who stocks a variety of LuLaRoe styles with sizes ranging from XXS-3XL. She runs a Facebook Group where she posts her LuLaRoe inventory for members to browse and shop. Join Sarah Cool's VIP Facebook Group here to browse her inventory!

Prize: $50 credit to spend in LuLaRoe Sarah Cool VIP
Open to US residents, ages 18+ only
Ends 3/24/17 at 11:59 PM EST
Enter to win using the widget below.

Good luck!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Giveaway: Win a Jewelry Bath Bomb Via Free For All Blog!

Free For All received a sample to facilitate this review  and giveaway all opinions are 100 percent my own no financial compensation was received.

PRIZE: 3 Winners Each Receive 1 Jewelry Bath Bomb



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Horizon Macaroni and Cheese: Taking the Box Up a Notch!

Thanks to Moms Meet, I got to partake in a taste experience that transcends the standard boxed mac. Horizon Organic White Cheddar Cheesy Deluxe, and Organic Cheddar Cheesy Deluxe!
Courtesy of

Lansinoh Breastfeeding Products: Smarter Than the Average Pump.

So I now have four son was born last March. I'm a strong advocate of breastfeeding, but he's a heart baby, and his nutritional needs are a whole new ballgame. His intake needed to be monitored, and weight gain is imperative. Pumping was my best solution. Luckily, Lansinoh was there.