Reuseable Drink Box – Juice in a Box – Great for little ones!

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

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My daughter loves to always have a drink with her, however the easy to have on hand and take with you options are not always the healthiest ones available. They are usually full of sugar, which I try to limit for my daughter. So I was excited to learn about Juice in the Box and the amazing product that they have to offer. Here is a little about this product from the company website.

Healthier kids and a healthier planet, it’s what all parents want. Take a small step in that direction with Juice in the Box. A revolutionary patented designed reusable drink box. It’s safe, completely chemical free, easy to clean and comes in five beautiful colors. Think inside the box and start drinking better.

Juice 1This is an awesome little product that is a must have for anyone with little kits. This Juice in the Box offers you the ability to provide your little one with something better to drink, we have started juicing a little at home so I make a sweeter all fruit (with a little veggies) for my daughter and put it in this juice in a box to offer her a healthy juice.

Juice 3Its a great size and fits perfect in little hands. In addition it seals great to help prevent leaks. I love that it is easy to take apart and clean. A must in my house as I have shared in the past is that things are dishwasher safe, which this is!

juice-in-the-box-outlineWhen they designed this amazing product they did a great job and thought about every little detail. Above is a graphic that shows the parts of Juice in a Box and why they did it!

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I love the lid and bendable straw that they provided with this juice in a box, it makes it easy for little ones to open, drink and close when they are done. So why not go green and “reuse” your child’s juice in a box. You will also be happy to know that It’s safe, BPA and Phthalate free, easy to clean and comes in five beautiful colors – green, orange, pink, red and blue.

untitledThey were also built to last. Priced at $11.99 I would strongly encourage you to pick up one or two of these to have around. Click HERE to get more information or order yours today!


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ENTER TO WIN – Simple Pleasures Mother’s Day Giveaway Event w/ FOUR winners – Prizes include Keurig K65 Special Edition Brewer, iPad Air and more!

Welcome to the Simple Pleasures Mother’s Day Giveaway Event!

This event is hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and co hosted by the outstanding bloggers at Mom ‘n Daughter Savings and Fabulous Classroom!! Every Mom deserves to be completely pampered this Mother’s Day! Think of all that she does for the family throughout the year! So, we’ve decided we’re going to help you pamper her a little this year!

We’ve lined up several prizes, each individual prize will have a winner so we’ll end up with (4) FOUR winners!!

PRIZE #1: 

Keurig K65 Special Edition Brewer- arv: $149 Kuerig offers one of the absolute best brewers on the market! Spoil Mom with a brand new Keurig!  Want one now? Purchase here



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Tax Day Freebies & Deals – Tueday, April 15th

Tax Day Freebies

With Tax Day Here and the stress of filing taxes behind us (or hopefully so) I thought that I should share a list of some Tax Day Freebies (or good deals) that you can score to make this day a little better.

Arby’s: Arby’s is planning to offer a free Snack-Sized Curly Fry on April 15 at all Arby’s locations nationwide. Guests can visit or Arby’s social channels to print a coupon.

Sonic Drive-In:  Sonic is offering to quench your thirst for half price drinks and slushes all day Tuesday April 15th. There’s even a Facebook event so you can tell your friends.

Office Depot: Click HERE and print out a coupon to score shredding of up to 5 lbs. for FREE at your local Office Depot. Coupon expires 4/29/14

Hard Rock Café: Sing your favorite song on stage on 4/15 and get a FREE entree from their new menu. Be sure to call your location prior to gong to insure that they are participating in this promotion, while supplies last. click HERE for more information.

Regal Cinemas: Save $3.00 off the purchase of popcorn through April 30th, with their mobile coupon. Click HERE for more information.

Cinnabon: Score FREE Cinnabon Bites At Cinnabon: Click HERE for more information.

AMC Theaters: Score FREE Popcorn From AMC Theatres on Tuesday Only, Click HERE to print out the coupon.


4 Uses for Old Plastic Soda & Water Bottles

Do you have a lot of soda bottles, water bottles, etc around the house?  If so you might be interested in the 4 uses for old plastic soda or water bottles.
Before you throw out those old soda and water bottles- STOP! They could be used in many great ways that can save you some cash. Check out these unusual ways to reuse those old bottles and make them new again.


Gift Bag/Wrap
Instead of a bag, give them a gift in a bottle! Simply make sure the bottle is clean, dry, and free of the label. Use craft paints to cover the outside, including the cap, and cut off the bottom once all paint is dry. Line the inside with tissue paper or old wrapping paper scraps. Place your gift inside, place more tissue paper around it (making it look a bit like a bouquet) and add some bows and a tag to the outside. 

Decorative Flower Pots
Cut the tops off of the bottles and cover the outsides with whatever you like (paint, fabric, paper, etc). Fill the bottom with rocks or colored marbles, then stuff with artificial flowers. If you want to have real flowers, fill with dirt, plant the seeds, and grow your own!

A Food Strainer
Cut the top off of a 1 liter plastic bottle or milk jug, punch several good sized holes in the bottom with a knife or scissors, and use as a strainer for pasta or for rinsing fruits and vegetables.

Bracelet Holder
This may seem a bit odd, but it’s super easy to make. Simply decorate the bottle as you see fit and place your bracelets on it. Display them on a dresser or table as artwork. This is a simple and easy way to keep bracelets separate from one another so they don’t tangle.

ENTER TO WIN – Mini Muffin Match Up by Learning Resources – Valued at $24.99

Welcome to the Mini Muffin Match Up Giveaway

Mini Muffin Match Up Giveaway

 Hosted by So Cal Coupon Mommy & Sponsored by Learning Resources

One LUCKY winner will receive a Mini Muffin Match Up by Learning Resources!

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The Mini Muffin Match Up retails for $24.99

Here is the product description from the company website:


Develop a multitude of math skills with mini-muffin counters! Different sorting-circle inserts boost color recognition, matching, sorting, counting, and early math skills. Included dice feature colors and numbers (0–6) allowing for group activities and game play. Squeezy Tweezers™ add to the fun and reinforce fine-motor skills!

Check out my review of  the Mini Muffin Match Up HERE.

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over

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Giveaway will end April 23, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.

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Check out the awesome Mini Muffin Match Up by Learning Resources


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Thank you Learning Resources for sponsoring this post

I have been working with Learning Resources for a while now, and am so thankful for the opportunity, my daughter and I love their products and are always excited to try out another. Just in case you missed the last reviews here is a little about Learning Resources From Their Site :

Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company’s 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets. Among the Company’s brands are Pretend & Play®, Smart Snacks®, New Sprouts™, Gears! Gears! Gears!®, Primary Science, now! Board™, simple technology, Hands-On Standards® publications, Rainbow Fractions® and Reading Rods®.

This time I had the amazing opportunity to review their Mini Muffin Match Up.

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This is a fun game/toy to help your little one develop a multitude of math skills. In addition to math skills this game also encourages color recognition, matching and more.

pTRU1-17867631dtThis item comes with a pair of dice, which feature colors and numbers (0–6), Squeezy Tweezers™ (which are awesome and offering the perfect size for little hands, and perfect for little ones to pick up the mini muffins),  you also receive 1 muffin pan, 60 mini muffin counters, 12 double-sided sorting-circle inserts, and Activity Guide.

MiniMuffin6As you can see from the photo above the Squeezy Tweezers™ are amazing and so cute. They help your little one easily pick up the mini muffins and be able to move them into the muffin pan.

MiniMuffin7The mini muffins themselves are super adorable. I love all the colors that they come in, and how many you receive with this set. The muffin pan is super cute and a perfect way to make this set really a must have.

My daughter and I had a lot of fun playing this game. I would suggest this game for anyone school or kindergarten. The sooner that you work with your child on counting, colors, adding, subtracting and more the stronger their foundation will be for the future.

My daughter loves that this toy offers her the ability to free play but we can also use it for a structured games. The activity guide is great.

Here is the product description from the company website:

Develop a multitude of math skills with mini-muffin counters! Different sorting-circle inserts boost color recognition, matching, sorting, counting, and early math skills. Included dice feature colors and numbers (0–6) allowing for group activities and game play. Squeezy Tweezers™ add to the fun and reinforce fine-motor skills!
 Click HERE to read more about this product or to order yours today! Be on the lookout for a giveaway for your chance to win this awesome game for a little one in your life.

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Try out Denny’s and score a coupon for a Free Kids Ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific (with the purchase of an adult ticket)

dennys_600x150_2Thank you Denny’s for sponsoring this review/post

I hate those nights when we are unable to decide what to have for dinner. Usually because everyone wants something different. The perfect solution that we have found is Denny’s. We have one very close to the house and they offer a wide range of items on their menu, something of which is perfect for everyone int he family. In addition to having a wide range of menu items you are able to get all menu items all day long.

On a recent trip to Denny’s my entire family was able to get just want they wanted, from a Build your own burger for me, breakfast for my husband and a grilled cheese with yogurt for my daughter. I selected the Build Your Own Burger and loved the ability to be able to select the bread, patty, and toppings of my choice. Our location is has a handy form that you can fill out to build the perfect burger.

Build Your Own BurgerWhen the burger came out of the kitchen I was beyond impressed with how yummy this burger was. I selected the upgrade of the season fries which I strongly recommend. Be sure to ask for some ranch to really add to the flavor.

Dennys1My husband was excited to be able to get a delicious breakfast.

Dennys6Since he is vegetarian and it comes with meat they added extra eggs and hash browns to his plate which was much appreciated. The “syrup” on top of the pancakes really made this meal amazing.  My daughter had a great time picking items off the kids menu, and to make it even better Tuesday Night (the night that we went) was Kids Eat Free, so we scored a free kids meal. She selected Grilled Cheese and for her side youget. I love that they offer the kids the ability to select the “side dish” that suits them.

Dennys2Overall I was very impressed with the quality of the food, the reasonable prices as well as the great service. In addition now until April 30,2014 at all 171 Denny’s  in Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire you can receive a coupons for one free child’s admission with the purchase of one full-price adult admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific ($20 savings).

urlFor more information about this special and others going on check out the Denny’s Website HERE! If you have not been to Denny’s in a while I would suggest that you give it a try, its changed a lot over the years, you can find a location near you HERE!


20 BBQ / Grill Recipe Round Up – Start planning for those Summer BBQs

With BBQ Season almost here, its time to warm up the Grills and try out some new YUMMY recipes. Here is a list of 20 awesome BBQ/Grill Recipes to help make this BBQ Season one of the best!

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  1.  Bloody Mary Shrimp
  2. Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burger
  3. Dad’s Ribs
  4. Jamaican Jerk Rub Chicken
  5. Ultimate Homemade Grilled Pizza
  6. Crave Worthy BBQ Chicken
  7. Marinated Grilled Steak Tips
  8. Grilled “Deconstructed” Chicken Fajitas
  9. Grilled Pizza Using Pillsbury Classic Crust
  10. Grilled Chicken and Grapes Salad
  11. Porchetta Style Pork Chop
  12. Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lime Marinade
  13. Trifecta Tequila-Lime Glazed Chicken Skewers
  14. Maple-Bourbon Apple Barbecue Ribs
  15. Tropical Pineapple & Honey BBQ Ribs
  16. Cheesy Potato Bacon Packets for the Grill
  17. Hellmann’s Grilled Chicken Parm Pizza
  18. Italian Pineapple Chicken
  19. Green Chile Cheeseburgers
  20. The Best Homemade Steak Seasoning

Let me know if you end up trying any of these YUMMY recipes!

Also please share your favorite recipe below!

Happy Grilling!

3 Uses For Old Newspapers That Can Save You Money

SavewitholdnewspaperRe-use, Recycle, Up-cycle, and don’t waste anything that may have another use. If you have a ton of old newspapers lying around, you can reuse them for things around your home, saving the waste and saving yourself some cash on having to buy these items. Here are three fantastic ideas for old newspapers that will help cut down some of your household spending.

Cleaning Supplies
Did you know that stuffing newspapers into wet shoes or bins that need to be stored for months at time can help deodorize those objects? The papers will get musty after a while, so make it a habit to change them every six months, but in the meantime you can enjoy a fresh deodorizer that doesn’t leave behind harsh chemicals or overpowering smells. You can also use newspapers for cleaning rags, especially on glass. They are great for use to soak up spills, too, instead of buying paper towels.

Pet Supplies
If you have a cat or other animals, use the paper (shredded) in the bottom of cages and litter boxes. You can also use it under the cages or food dishes to catch spills your pet may eve behind. Have a dog that likes to trample in mud? Place newspapers by the front door to help dry off the dog and his paws before allowing him on your carpet. The newspapers can also act as a pet-friendly deodorizer for traveling crates and cages.

Furniture and Appliance Protection

If you polish your shoes, place a newspaper down to use as a mat to protect your flooring. You can even place them on furniture where a dog may sit, or under tablecloths to add some padding to the table. If you are painting, don’t buy paint drop-cloths, but use newspapers instead. You can cover furniture while away on vacation to protect it from dust, or cover windows when gone to keep people from peering into your home. If you have old records, place a slip of newspaper between the records to keep them apart so they don’t scratch. Place under your rugs when shampooing to protect the floor underneath.