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Monday, June 30, 2014

#TBT Family Time --UPDATE ME

20 years ago me and  My Aunt and cousins 

Hey readers --can you guess which one is me???
Me now just in case you don't know:

WOW many of you guesses correctly...

Perfectly Piña Colada Popsicles

I know my kids would LOVE these!!!

Perfectly Piña Colada Popsicles

It's summer and I'm still obsessed with making my own popsicles. But this time? I'm not sharing with the kids. These delicious 3 ingredient Piña Colada Popsicles are perfect for the adults, not just the kids!

Anyhow, it's extra simple, just three ingredients.
  • Take one pineapple.  Peel it, core it and puree it, then put it in a big bowl.
  • Take about one cup of shredded coconut, add it to the pineapple.
  • Now take one container of Liberté Méditerranée Coconut Yogurt, add it to your bowl.
  • Mix well till it's all blended, make sure there is no white yogurt parts left.
  • Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.  (Whatever is left in the bowl, just eat with a spoon

Thanks to  Shannon Carino from   "What's for Lunch at Our House" for sharing!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention Children's Book and FREE Printable Puppet Review

Being Separated From Loved Ones Is Difficult for Children and Adults.Every child need to be left by a loved one at one time for another, no matter how much the loved one wants to be with their child.  When people are separated by space, children want to know that there family member loves them and will be there for them. Reading this story before a long business trip will be helpful for the separation. The great rhyming story is sure to catch the child's interest.

While adults are away  they may try to video chat with their loved ones but not be able to get the attention of small children.  Charlie the Cavalier teaches children that their loved ones are safe and allows them to interact with loved one though being entertained while skyping, they can print out this super cute puppet

and share all about Charlies adventures with whom ever they are talking with.

  Purchase Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention on Amazon.

Meet the Creators

Lisa Rusczyk- Founder

553680_778422438538_19587441_nLisa Rusczyk has been a software trainer, multimedia technician, and instructional designer in the past. But she is now a stay at home Mom.  She loves to be interact with little ones where ever she goes.
Lisa is currently earning a doctorate from the University of Phoenix in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia but now lives in Lock Haven, PA.

Magdalena Takáčová- Illustrator

Magdalena is from The Czech Republic.  She was selected for this project from a group of amazing artists.  Magdalena’s amazing illustrations stood out from all the rest.
She comes from an artistic family. Magdalena amazing illustrations and love of animals makes her a perfect fit for this project.  In her free times she organizes art-workshops for local kids.

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Green Giant is “Hot! Hot! Hot!” in France

I couldn't imagine cold sweet corn!! Its need to have a butter pad melting along the top!!

Green Giant is “Hot! Hot! Hot!” in France

It’s tasty! It’s sweet! And it’s hot, hot, hot! Oui, oui, oui! The Green Giant is hoping French families will cook up its new canned sweet corn in a skillet and serve it as a side dish at any meal. Why is this such a big deal? Because corn is often consumed cold as a... View Full Post

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


The weather’s heating up and families across the country will be heading to pool parties or  the shoreline to cool off this summer! I thought it might be interesting  doing a  "Beach Bag Must-Haves!" series. 
 Now you have to ALWAYS have some basic essentials like suit, towels, sunscreen, but what about the extras??

How about start with:

Snackeez Review

 The all-in-one snacking solution that’s sweeping the nation because they are great to use at home or on-the-go. A drink cup and snack bowl in-one, Snackeez holds a full 16-ounce beverage and 4-ounces of your favorite snack in a colorful and convenient travel cup complete with lid and straw. The Snackeez’ bowl fits perfectly into the cup and twists on for a solid seal. It even has a flip-top lid so dirt, bugs, and even germs stay out of snacks when you’re not snacking.

Snackeez are ideal for  on the run, after school, or by the pool, even watching TV with the family. Kids love the convenience and moms love it because there’s less mess.
They are durable, BPA free, and top-rack dishwasher safe, so clean up is a breeze. Anywhere and anytime, it’s Snackeez time! Available in four color schemes at Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart and more. Just $9.99. 

Disclosure: ReviewsSheROTE was provided the above product for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mom in Training: New Fiber One Streusel Bars...

I've just added these to my shopping list!

Mom in Training: New Fiber One Streusel Bars...

These bars are fabulous! I had one with some strawberries for breakfast the other morning because I just didn't feel very hungry for a big meal. I knew I needed to eat something to start my day off right, and these were the perfect answer. They are just the right size for a side with breakfast, or a snack on the go. And the best part is they are even good for you too! I like how the berry part actually tastes like real fruit, unlike some bars that taste like a flavored sugary jelly. The other great part is they can be slipped into your bag on the way out the door and eaten on the run without any mess. Small and simple, yet full of satisfaction!

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Giant Advice The jolly Green Giant’s spin on a...

A Good dinner and Great advice...General Mills History

Giant Advice The jolly Green Giant’s spin on a...

Giant Advice The jolly Green Giant’s spin on a delicious piece of wisdom originally shared by Benjamin Franklin. 

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Tropical Popsicle Recipe

 Check out this REFRESHING POPSICLE that

 Christie over at Savings Said Simply

cooked up.

Tropical Popsicle Recipe + Grab Your Publix...

Being a saver definitely has it's advantages. As an avid family couponer, I get asked A LOT of coupon questions. One of the most frequent is "How can I save on Fresh stuff? There's never a coupon for that!"

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Poppin Fresh Pies Once upon a time, there was a...

Fun Fact Friday!

Poppin Fresh Pies Once upon a time, there was a...

Poppin Fresh Pies Once upon a time, there was a little restaurant in Iowa called Mrs. C’s. Pillsbury purchased the restaurant, renamed it Poppin Fresh Pies and opened locations across the Midwest (this one shown in 1978). The Pillsbury Doughboy gave the giggle of approval to every pie until the restaurants were sold in 1983 and renamed Bakers Square. 

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Hosting a World Cup Party? #Recipes that are sure to be winners

After winning a nail biter against Ghana on Monday, the USA is a serious World Cup contender! Invite over your friends to cheer on our guys on Sunday, when they take on Portugal - and serve up these  delicious recipes that are sure to keep your crowd happy. And ladies if you cannot seem to get into the World Cup-read all the way to the bottom of this post-might find a few reasons to check in on the game from now and then. =D

Chili Coconut Shrimp
 frozen raw jumbo shrimp, peeled
1/4 cup cornstarch or all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 cup unsweetened medium desiccated coconut, toasted

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with oil. Thaw shrimp following package directions. Pat dry with paper towels. Stir cornstarch with salt and pepper in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, stir 1/2 cup chili sauce with vinegar. In another shallow dish, spread out coconut. Toss shrimp in cornstarch mixture. Then, shaking off excess starch, dip each in chili-sauce mixture and coat with coconut. Place shrimp on foil.
  • Bake in centre of oven until shrimp is cooked through, about 10 min. Serve remaining sweet chili sauce alongside as a dipping sauce.
John Cullen
Roasted Cherry and Brie Pizza
3 tablespoons garlic olive oil
Brie cheese, 8-10 slices
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved
3/4 cup mozzarella, shredded (or 5-6 rounds of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 lb. whole wheat pizza dough
Preheat oven to 450 (with the pizza stone inside, if you have one).
Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet and add onions. Cook on low for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Onions should be a deep brown but not crispy when finished.
Simmer balsamic on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it is a syrup consistency. Set aside.
Brush garlic olive oil over dough on pizza stone and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and lay the mozzarella and brie over the dough. Pile on cherries and caramelized onions and sprinkle with fresh rosemary. Drizzle with balsamic reduction. Bake 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and garnish with extra rosemary.

 Juicy pulled pork sliders
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (4-1/2- to 5-pound) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder (also known as pork butt), twine or netting removed
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce (optional)
Place the onions and garlic in an even layer in the slow cooker and pour in the stock or broth. Combine the sugar, chili powder, measured salt, cumin, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork and place the meat on top of the onions and garlic. Cover and cook until the pork is fork tender, about 6 to 8 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.
Turn off the slow cooker and remove the pork to a cutting board. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a medium heatproof bowl. Pour the onion mixture from the slow cooker through the strainer and return the solids to the slow cooker. Set the strained liquid aside.
If the pork has a bone, remove and discard it. Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces, discarding any large pieces of fat. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker, add the barbecue sauce, if using, and mix to combine. If you’re not using barbecue sauce, use a spoon to skim and discard the fat from the surface of the strained cooking liquid, and then add 1/4 cup of the liquid at a time to the slow cooker until the pork is just moistened. Taste and season with salt as needed. Add a slaw topping for a delish slider.

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Keeping the Portuguese off the scoreboard will be difficult, as they boast one of the world’s best, and most arrogant, strikers. Cristiano Ronaldo, Among several of his preferred celebrations, Ronaldo enjoys taking off his shirt and flexing for the cameras after he scores a goal. One of the keys to success for the USA team on Sunday is to ensure that Ronaldo remains fully clothed throughout the match...although I can live with one goal.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#WordlessWednesday SchoolFun


Winemaker Gloria CollellMia by Freixenet

My name is Gloria Collell, and I'm the winemaker behind Mia. My family has a long history of winemaking, and I've teamed up with Freixenet, the famous Black Bottle Bubbly, to create a new line of modern, easy-drinking wines.
Mia combines my love for winemaking, the richness of Spain's grape heritage, and the excitement of my hometown, Barcelona. These wines are a true expression of what I'm most passionate about.

Mia Sparkling Wines

Visit the Mia Facebook page to watch  launch video and learn more upcoming Mia events and contests. She is  touring the country to promote Mia wines, and may be coming to a city near you !

Like Mia Wines on FB

Indalo Gallery Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Located in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, Indalo showcases local and regional artists’ talent by providing a venue for the sale of original artwork and to support area artists in a one-of-a-kind, gallery setting. Whether you are looking for unique, hand-crafted jewelry, sculptures, paintings, photographs, a special gift or a piece that complements your space, you will most certainly find individualistic works at Indalo Gallery and Studio.

You will fall in love with your piece for sure. I love the necklace I received it goes well the everyday outfits

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

love me some baby back!!!

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

I love Grilled Baby Back Ribs and with the 4th of July just a few days away I thought I would share with you one of my favorite recipes for the grill. I think some people have the impression that cooking great ribs is extremely difficult and takes an entire day. That is not the reality at all. If you have a gas grill (or charcoal) and a few hours to kill then you can grill up a wonderful Rack of Baby Back Ribs.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Helping Mom's make Bath-time Fun Time with Soapy Cupcakes

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Known Benefits of Glycerin Soap:
• Provides Moisture to the skin; Leaving you feeling hydrated for hours
• Glycerin Soaps creates the foundation for healthy skin
• Smells and looks very yummy
• Great for all skin types including children and sensitive skin
• Moisturized & healthy skin is known to aid in preventing wrinkles, stretch marks and tears in your skin
• Helping Moms make bath-time and hand washing fun

No animal products - Right off the bat 100% vegetable glycerin soaps become an excellent option for those that choose to use personal care products that have no ingredients of animal products, whether the decision is for personal or medical reasons.

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Always Kiss Me Goodnight Wall Decal

Vinyl Wall Decals  are a great way to bring any room to life! They look awesome, last forever, and are easy to apply and remove :) Wall Decals come in any shape and size and can be made from any image!

This is a cute decal- - 36" Black - Easy to apply - Easier than painting!

and the end result is beautiful!

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American Jewel Hair Ties

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

They slide and glide through your hair without pulling or ripping" and unlike regular ponytail holders they never leave dents! Because of the crystal jewelry charms, they can be dressed up for the night on the town or dressed down for running around. The secret it our tri-ply band that has three layers of elastic specially woven into the band to hold!
you will always find a way to wear American Jewel to fit your personal style.
And don’t forget, 10% of proceeds go to the Susan J Slayton Low Thyroid Awareness Foundation.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Easy Summer Dessert Recipe: Simple Fruit Tart...

Great for the 4th of July BBQ!!!

See What Diane made

Easy Summer Dessert Recipe: Simple Fruit Tart...

A simple summer dessert recipe that you can make with the items you will find on sale at publix during the June Fresh Savings Event! Click link above to get the full recipe. Believe me your family will LOVE IT!!!

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Friday, June 13, 2014

@DrinkDuets Bottle Tags #Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love these colorful tags.

Fun and Functional - Drink Duets  Bottle Tags -  Colorful, soft, reusable tags which you slip over the neck of a bottled beverage.  They come in 12 different colors and can also be written on with a sharpie or stick on initials if having different colors isn't enough to differentiate.  
The result:  saving money on  drinks (water, beer soda, sport drinks), saving time and trips to the grocery store, and no more spreading of germs by accidentally sharing bottles,or throwing away  half full bottles because no one remember what bottle is theirs. 

  Great for the Drink Cooler too at the beach, picnic or sports field! 

They  also have Glass Skirts  ( 8 per pkg) made of the same material that spiral around the stem of a wine glass. Perfect complement to the bottle tags at your next Get Together.  Pretty and  Practical.

set them out next to the drinks at your
 next party and let the guest have fun =)

Use  Promo code ANR and  get 1 pkg free with purchase of 2 pkgs
 ~also offering free shipping~
Available at by the pack or inquire about our custom and bulk ordering 
Retailers listed on  site as well. 

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

#TBT Happy Birthday DAD!!

Under Eye Treatment Gel for Dark Circles, Puffy Eyes & Sagging Skin #Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Are you tired of those dark circles, puffiness and sagging skin underneath your eyes? 

What about on your face?
This is the gel for you!! After just a few day of using it I could feel and see a difference, feel the  cooling cucumber effect that I love and it leaves my eyes feeling 
awake and ready to tackle the day.  Also no reaction to crazy chemicals! 

 This gel is effective not only as an under eye treatment but it can also be used as a face treatment. 

Here are just SOME of the ingredients and benefits of this product:

Plant Stem Cells: Helps mitigate premature aging of the skin
Matrixl 3000: Tightens & Firms the Skin (In this case around your eyes)
Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes your skin deeply (After all..your eyes are the pathway to your soul)
Other ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Aloe, Vitamin E, Cucumber and so on. There are just way too many active ingredients to list!

This formula is loaded with skin repairing, firming and age defying ingredients for your eyes. Treat them with the respect they deserve using our unique and enriched eye gel. In addition, it can even be used as an all around face therapy.

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One Recipe To Rule Them All In 1954,...

#TBT Pillsbury

One Recipe To Rule Them All In 1954,...

One Recipe To Rule Them All In 1954, Pillsbury’s fancy pants European Recipe Service shared the recipe for Pate A Chou — the only recipe you need for appetizers, main dishes and desserts! 

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Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Want to bring the dish that will bie the BIGGEST hit at the next family party--make these ribs!!!

Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder, onion powder (1/2 tsp each)
  • 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place ribs in baking dish and season with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. 
  3. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn over and bake for 15 more minutes.
  4. In a small bowl combine BBQ sauce, ketchup and brown sugar. 
  5. Place ribs in a large Crock Pot (or slow cooker). You can also use a liner if you want like I did for less mess. You can either cut or curl the ribs. 
  6. Pour the sauce on top and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  7. If you want to caramelize the sauce, put the ribs back into the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres

Looking for an action-packed weekend of fun for the whole family? Head to your local IMAX® Theater for the premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2!


Starting this Friday, June 13th, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation's beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically in select engagements. The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless.

Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.

No Way That's Frozen - Old El Paso Frozen Meals

These meals are quickly becoming a hit on our house!

No Way That's Frozen - Old El Paso Frozen Meals

Frozen Meals paired with some traditional mexican sides---

Sometimes, in life, you just need a good quick meal. Old El Paso provides quick frozen meals that will fill your bellies in a pinch. Now with summertime in full swing, no matter what the calendar may say, time is going to get even more precious. Also who want to turn on the hot oven!!!

 Enter Old El Paso, and their frozen enchiladas and burritos which can be microwaved or cooked in a traditional oven. 

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