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Cleanliness is next to Fitness

Friday, June 28, 2013


I’ve been catching up on my cleaning this week. First I got into my closet and let go of a serious amount of clothing I am never going to wear again. Not all these bags came from my closet, just the big bags. 


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Donation time

Good news: lots of the clothes were too big or just didn’t hang right on my body now.

Bad news: I still have bins of cute, classy clothes I can’t fit in. I sigh as I write this because I know the solution is simple: eat smart, move more.  But, I am a blogger and home office administrator who sits to work.

BUT, I am also a homemaker who loves a neat, clean home. The solution, or at least part of the solution for me getting into those cute clothes is to clean more, sit less. 

I set this in motion right away, planning wahm that I am, by giving my floors a good scrubbing. 

No Swiffer action here, no ma’am.

I’m talking old school, double sweep, double mop with bucket, ringing out the Lemon Lysol water type scrubbing. I even cleaned the baseboards while I was at it. That’s a perk of mopping floors old-school, you get clean baseboards too.

By the time I’d completed the kitchen, foyer and three baths I was sweaty. No lie.  Like I’d completed a good fast walk. Clean floors, good smelling house and I broke a sweat? 

Win! 

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My clean kitchen floor. Bare feet bliss.

I felt so good about it; I had to check how many calories and hour or so of scrubbing floors burned. According to Fitness Magazine, I burned 112 calories per 30 minutes. I worked for about an hour, so my total would be 224!

Next time I’m feeling bad because I didn’t work out, I’m going to get up and clean something!

How about you?

Do you count household chores towards your fitness goals?

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Zaycon Foods helping smart families Save big

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I participated in this campaign on behalf of USFG for Zaycon Foods. I  will receive a product sample to facilitate my  upcoming review. This post contains a referral link to Zaycon Foods, which may lead to monetary compensation should you sign up using my referral link. All opinions are my own.


Everybody I know is trying to make their money stretch as far as possible. We are no exception. With more than two-thirds of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, I knew sharing Zaycon Foods services would be beneficial. 



About Zaycon Foods:

Our Value Proposition:  There is a reason people are talking about Zaycon Foods. For FAMILIES, we represent the GREATEST VALUE in the food industry.  

I like their simple motto: Fresher, Faster, Cheaper.


Foods
Courtesy: Zaycon Foods

How does Zaycon Foods provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!

Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.


How It Works:

You can pre-select exactly what you want to order from a given Zaycon sales event – sometimes you may want to stock up on our amazing meaty back ribs and sometimes it might be all about the Zaycon bacon – and then, on the day of the sales event, you and a whole big bunch of your neighbors will find yourselves in a nearby parking lot watching as an entire tractor trailer’s worth of high quality natural food is unloaded into all of your cars.

You will be amazed at how quickly one of our refrigerated trucks goes from being filled with natural, fresh chicken or hundreds of gallons of grade A non-homogenized milk to being empty and back on its way to the farm.

Short Wait time:

A Zaycon Foods truck sales event often lasts less time than you would spend on a trip to the grocery store, yet you will leave with a whole lot more food than you’d get at the market, and for much better prices, too!
When you use the Zaycon Foods sales event as your preferred place to purchase meats, milk, and any of our other fine products, you get advantages even beyond the bulk pricing that comes with our special sales model. You also have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re going to get! A trip to the grocery store can involve wasted time wandering around looking for various foods spread out across the store; at a Zaycon Foods parking lot meat truck delivery (or milk or berries or fish delivery, too!) you have pre-ordered your foods, so all you have to do is show up and wait for our friendly staffers and volunteers to load up your car. 

Pricing:

Unlike in the grocery store, the prices you will pay for a Zaycon Foods product are locked in on our website, so you will know how much you are going to spend before you have committed to a purchase. 
At a supermarket, you might pay one price for chicken on one day, and then a higher price on another day. With Zaycon, you decide that you want to order a case of our fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, you check the price and then you commit to it, knowing that from that moment on, we are committed to getting you your fresh, natural food!

Foods
Courtesy: Zaycon Foods
Want to learn more? You can watch this informative video , where Zaycon Foods was featured on Good Morning America.

Sound good? Ready to sign up? I would Love for you to sign up using my referral link! Just click HERE.

As always, thank you for your readership. It is my hope that you found this post helpful. If so, please consider sharing it with your family and friends.


Disclosure: I participated in this campaign on behalf of USFG for Zaycon Foods. I  will receive a product sample to facilitate my  upcoming review. This post contains a referral link to Zaycon Foods, which may lead to monetary compensation should you sign up using my referral link. All opinions are my own.


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Wordless Wednesday - Summer Blooms

Summer is here without a doubt. It is hot and humid, so flowers have to work extra hard. 
Thank you Shade Coleus and Dianthus for hanging in there are bringing your A game. 



Coleus
Shade Coleus





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Dianthus


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Get rewards for dining and shopping with Plink

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive monetary compensation if you sign up using my referral link. However, I only share links to promotions I feel are of value to my readers and that I myself would use. 

Happy Tuesday dear readers. This email deal caught my eye because it is summertime and you may be like us;  grabbing a quick bite out more often with all the traveling that happens this time of year. I'm excited to share Plink with you.

About Plink: 

" Get rewards for dining and shopping offline. You can earn rewards from more than 50,000 locations nationwide."

Currently plink is offering a great deal on Burger King. 


Plink


Description:

 Sign up for Plink to receive rewards for dining and shopping offline. Debit or Credit Card registration required. Spend $10 at Burger King and receive $10 gift card of your choice.

Hurry to take advantage of this offer before June 30th! Click the picture above to sign up.



Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive monetary compensation if you sign up using my referral link. However, I only share links to promotions I feel are of value to my readers and that I myself would use. 

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Win a VIP Trip to ACM Honors in Nashville, TN.

Monday, June 24, 2013

As a music city area blogger, I can not tell you how excited I am to share this giveaway with you. I love music from several genres and country music is one of them, with Jo Dee Messina being one of my favorite artists. I love listening to her hit "Bring on the Rain" on trying days.

Are you a country music fan too? Then you are going to love this giveaway!


About ACM Honors Giveaway:


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Courtesy:Unmistakablyclean.com

Spot Shot®, 2000 Flushes® and X-14® – the brands known for superior cleaning – are continuing their partnership with country music star Jo Dee Messina and are turning up the excitement with the 7th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors . 

The Prizes:

One lucky giveaway winner and a friend will win a four-day, three-night trip to the 2013 ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 10, 2013 where country music stars, including Keith Whitley, The Judds, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Tommy Wiggins, Guy Clark and Hank Williams*, will be honored for their achievements in or contributions to the country music industry*. The giveaway winner will also receive transportation to and from the ACM Honors and $500. 
You can read the official ACM Honors press release for further details about the event HERE.

Also watch Jo Dee Messina's video
 .


To Enter:

Fans of the brands can enter the sweepstakes once per day exclusively at unmistakablyclean.com.



I would love it if one of my readers won this awesome VIP trip to my home town, so please enter and feel free to share it with your friends and family.

Good luck!


Stay tuned: 

I will be sharing a 2000 Flushes review and giveaway soon.

Happy summer!


Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway to share this giveaway. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for  prizes.

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Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) Giveaway

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thank you Warner Bros.for offering this opportunity through Partnershub and for supplying the prizes listed below to facilitate this giveaway. My WAHM Plan was not compensated in any way to share Jack the Giant Slayer information or host a giveaway, nor are we responsible for shipping of prizes.


We love family movie nights here and if comments are any indication you, my dear readers love them too. So I am very excited to share the Warner Bros. release of Jack the Giant Slayer with you and offer you a chance to win an awesome combo pack. But first, I'll tell you a little bit about the movie and share a fun game with you. 



About Jack the Giant Slayer:

Giant Slayer
Courtesy: Warner Bros.

"Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns). Starring: Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)."


About the Game:

You have the power! Control the moving GIFs and power the action in the movie with a swipe of your mouse! The Giant Soundboard lets you compose your own mashup of sounds from Jack The Giant Slayer, which your kids will enjoy for hours! 

Test your bravery and take the How Brave Are You? QUIZ to see if you are as brave as our hero Jack.




About The Giveaway:
Take the "How Brave are you" quiz above and share your results in a comment to win a Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet).
Giveaway open to residents of the USA and Canada, 18 or older. Open from 6/21/13 - 7/5/13. Please use Rafflecopter form below.

Good luck! And please feel free to share this giveaway and the fun game with your friends!


Disclosure: My WAHM Plan was not compensated in any way to share Jack the Giant Slayer information or host a giveaway, nor are we responsible for shipping of prizes.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Almost Wordless Wednesday- Coloring

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


When was the last time you colored with your children? Not watched them color, but pulled out a coloring book and put crayon to paper yourself? That was our boredom buster, turned totally cool bonding activity yesterday.


Look at our messy (happy!) kitchen table complete with doll baby who wanted to color too. ;)


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Here are our masterpieces:


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Melissa's turtle


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Tera's turtle

I chose to pick of subject near and dear to my heart: Christmas! (No offense to turtles.)



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Linda's elf


Coloring is such an enjoyable way to spend time with your children, no matter their age. Give it a try and be sure to stop back by and share a link to your pictures.

Do you post Wordless Wednesday pictures? Let me know in a comment and I'll stop by and say Hi!


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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Cake Recipe

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My WAHM Plan is proud to partner with Craftsy.com. This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation should you decide to enroll in a class with Craftsy.com. However, I love crafts and recipes and would happily offer their services to you for free.

Did you know that Craftsy has lots of free recipes? Try out these recipes with one of our FREE cake decorating classes!  


Old Fashioned Buttermilk Cake Recipe
Posted by Mike McCarey


buttermilk cake recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup (240 ml) butter (two sticks)
  • 2 cups (400 gm) sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups (325 gm) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 gms) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 gms) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 gms) salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla

Directions:

Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Sift flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture with buttermilk, starting and ending with flour. Beat until creamy.
Pour into cake pans and bake at 350°F (177°C) until golden brown and cake springs back to the touch.
Cool in pans 10-15 minutes before removing from pans.
When cake is completely cool, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until use.

High Altitude Adjustments
  • Increase flour to 3 cups, decrease baking soda to 1/2 tsp, and decrease baking powder to 1/2 tsp.
  • Bake cake at 325°F for 25-30 minutes.
  • This recipe makes 2-8 inch round cakes.


I hope you enjoy this recipe and will visit Craftsy.com to learn more about all their free recipes and classes.

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Holsted Jewelers $200 Shopping Spree Giveaway

Monday, June 17, 2013

Welcome to the Holsted Jewelers Shopping Spree

My WAHM Plan  was not provided with product nor compensated to share this giveaway and is not responsible for the shipment of prizes.


Summer officially starts on Friday so to celebrate how about a little bling shopping spree? 
Whether you are shopping for yourself, or looking for a gift for a special person in your life, I'm sure you'll find something to love at Holsted Jewelers. 
I know I sure did. I saw several everyday pieces I'd love to have along with a few classics that would be perfect for birthdays and anniversary gifts.


Jewelers



About Holsted Jewelers:

Holsted Jewelers was founded in 1971 and has a passion for bringing jewelry of the highest quality and the finest design to its customers.
"We believe that jewelry should not only be gorgeous, but that it should be affordable too. That’s why you’ll find that our selections cost you much less than what you would pay at any retail store."

 Not only can you buy online, but you are able to buy jewelry in convenient collections, beautifully coordinated by experts and shipped right to your door at specially discounted prices.

Another unique feature of Holsted Jewelers is their collections always begin with a free piece of jewelry valued at $50 or higher. Free is always good.


My WAHM Plan has teamed up with several other bloggers to bring you this sparkling giveaway of a $200 shopping spree at HolstedJewelers.com. You can also read a Holsted Jewelers review over at The Review Wire.

Giveaway:

1 Winner will receive a $200 Shopping Spree at HolstedJewelers.com. See form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Ends 7.2.13

Disclaimer: An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Giveaway Tools and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. U.S. only. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 2, 2013.

Good Luck!



Disclosure: My WAHM Plan  was not provided with product nor compensated in anyway to participate in this giveaway and is not responsible for the shipment of prizes.

Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

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Superbook Bible animation series

As a Christian Mom, I am only too happy to share this information with you, which was shared with me as part of the MomSelect blogger group.  My WAHM Plan realizes your views and opinions may differ from mine and asks that we all respect our diversity. 



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Courtesy:MomSelect


About Superbook:

"Superbook has won the hearts of children around the world since 1981. And now, with its new award-winning animation series, you can travel back in time with Chris, Joy, and their robot Gizmo on exciting adventures from Creation through Revelation.
Superbook delivers exciting Bible stories using new media that the young generation expects, and enjoys watching again and again."

This month, CBS will broadcast Superbook on its CBS-owned stations in major television markets across America.
For three consecutive Saturday evenings, beginning June 15th, Superbook will air on a national television network to an average audience of 1.8 million people for the three-week schedule.

Saturdays

Check for local listings HERE.

Be sure to check out Superbook TV where you'll find fun for the whole family. There's also a free devotional that you and your children will enjoy as they learn more about God and the Bible. You can even watch a SuperBook Trailer!

Enjoy!

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Save Big on a family trip to Big Splash Adventure (sponsored)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

As part of the USFG Blogger community I will receive tickets to visit Big Splash Adventure as a thank you for sharing the information, including coupons below. A big thank you to both companies. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipping of prizes.


Are you looking for a fun, affordable family trip? Then you may be as exited as I am to learn more about Big Splash Adventure and take advantage of their special offers.


About Big Splash Adventure:

Adventure
Courtesy: USFG


"Big Splash Adventure is a 40,000 square foot indoor water park-complete with a rare retractable roof-located in French Lick Indiana, and adventure unlike any other!" 


Splash
Courtesy: USFG

"Big Splash has many thrilling, twisting, and exciting water slides and a whirling turbo bowl. The interactive Buccaneer Bay thrills and excites children of all ages—especially the 1000 gallon dumping bucket."

I know my kids are going to love all this water fun!


Something for kids of all ages:

"The Splish Splash pool is perfect for the youngest of adventurers, and the activity center—complete with water basketball and other fun activities—is great for older kids."

Splash
Courtesy: USFG

As most Moms and Dads can attest, sometimes vacations can leave you worn out. Big Splash Adventure though of us too!


For Parents:

For adults, there is the adults only Palm Cove hot tub, and don’t forget the Lost River! The river flows lazily throughout the park."

lazy river
Courtesy: BigSplashAdventure.com

 Doesn't this sound like a wonderful family vacation? Now for the savings. Click on the links below and save.

Big Splash Coupon offer #1: $4 off day pass admission.  Coupon would be good for 4 people, total of $8 value.  This would be good for day pass admission ONLY. Click HERE.

Big Splash Coupon offer #2: $20 off overnight stay.  Coupon would be good for a $20 value off an overnight stay only. Click HERE.

Shotz Coupon offer: $1 off Lazer Tag or Miniature Golf.  Coupon valid for 4 people, total of $4 value.  Only 1 coupon per family.  Click HERE.

French Lick Ziplines Coupon offer$10 off Zipline purchase.  Coupon would be good for 4 people, total of $40 value.  This would be good for zipline purchase ONLY. Click HERE.

All coupons expire March 16, 2014.  Black out dates may apply.


I hope you will be able to take advantage of this great family vacation deal. Please let me know if you are a first time visitor to Big Splash Adventure (like us) or if you have enjoyed going here before. 


Disclosure: As part of the USFG Blogger community I will receive tickets to visit Big Splash Adventure as a thank you for sharing the information, including coupons below. A big thank you to both companies. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipping of prizes.

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Jathi App $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Monday, June 10, 2013


Thank you M.P.M for organizing this giveaway. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipping of prize and wasn't compensated to share this giveaway.



Welcome to the Jathi App $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway 

Even though we are an Android family, I know so many people with iPhones that I just had to share this new app and the opportunity to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Please take a moment to read all about Jathi and then enter the contest below. Know of somebody who would love to win too? Please feel free to share this post with them.


About Jathi:


app
Courtesy: Jathi

Jathi, short for "joined at the hip", is a new app set to launch soon! It is a mobile-only iPhone app that lets you create an e-invitation called a “J-vite” that is activity focused. The J-vite is a custom-designed e-invitation you can send to a friend or loved one just for the two of you.

For instance, if you would like to plan a special get together with your daughter, mom, husband, the Jathi app will allow you to send a personalized detailed e-invitation in just minutes!

 I know you might be thinking, "I can just send a text." This is more than just a text....this is a special e-invitation when you want to say, "Hey, I want to spend time one-on-one with you because you are special to me." 
Even for activities as simple as an ice cream date, wine on the deck after the kids are in bed, or dinner and a movie night out. You can make them a special time by making an extra special e-invitation for this one person you care to spend your time with.

Jathi will be free to download and explore. You can see a tour of the Jathi App here. For a limited time, you will be able to use the free trial option, so you can send a J-vite free of charge! Then after your free trail 3 J-vites cost just $1 or 8 J-vites for $2.00.
Make sure to sign-up for the Jathi Blog Newsletter to keep up to date on the launch date.

The Jathi App features includes:
  • a broad range of activity ideas and options to select from
  • beautiful artwork created by international artists, or add your own
  • options for just the right sentiment to go with your J-vite, or create your own
  • scheduling calendar
  • message board to post comments and photos before and after the activity


Jathi is offering one lucky reader a $100 Visa Gift Card
Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Giveaway ends June 24th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. 

Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This event was organized by MomPoweredMedia please contact tina@babycostcutters.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

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#MyPlatinum Cascade Platinum review & Instagram contest (Sponsored)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I participated in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and compensation as a thank you for participating.

Recently my dishwasher started having an odor. And the dishes, especially the plastic cups my daughters used daily, smelled so bad they refused to even try them. I spent a lot of time re-washing dishes and I had to break down my dishwasher for a good scrubbing.

I was baffled by the sudden stink because I lightly rinse my dishes and I don’t let them sit dirty over-night. That’s when I decided it must be the cleaner I was using. I admit it; I had bought a bargain brand at the grocery store to save a few bucks. We’ve all been there I’m sure.

So I was so happy to learn that I had been selected to try CASCADE ® PLATINUM PACS!

Platinum pacs
Courtesy:Cascade


About CASCADE ® PLATINUM PACS:

 Cascade© Platinum Pacs deliver the most powerful clean available from Cascade while simultaneously helping to maintain the sparkling look of your clean dishwasher interior.

How it works:
Cascade© Platinum Pacs feature an advanced triple action recipe that is specially designed to leave dishware virtually spot-free and help prevent the build-up of hard-water film on dishwasher walls.*
*Use a dishwasher cleaner to remove existing build-up on wall interiors.

Why you need it:
Cascade© Platinum Pacs achieve a top-tier clean so powerful that they even help keep your
dishwasher machine sparkling and deliver a variety of dish care benefits:
• Powers away tough, 24 hour stuck-on food
• Eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes
• Helps maintain the look of new machines and helps prevent additional hard-water build-up
• Delivers exceptional dishware shine

You can learn more about Cascade and all their products by visiting their website Here or visiting their Facebook page.


My Review:

The very first thing I noticed was the scent of the Cascade© Platinum Pacs.  The pacs actually smell good. They call it Lemon Burst. To me they smelled like Lemon-Lime ice pops and clean all rolled into one.

I put on of the tri colored packs in my dishwasher and waited for the results. With Cascade being the # 1 recommended brand, I will say that my expectations were very high.

While dishwasher was running, I was cleaning up my kitchen and I loved the clean, fresh smell coming from the dishwasher.

After the cycle was done, I checked those plastic cups first. No stink at all! I could pour milk in a cup straight from the dishwasher again.  J
Another thing I noticed was how my silverware looked. So clean and shiny. Actually, all my dishes looked clean and shiny. 


on my plate
Clean & Shiny!


After the dishwasher was emptied of all my oh, so clean dishes, I stuck my head in there for a smell check…. Delightfully clean smelling and  the interior was super shiny! 

I’m sold! Cascade© Platinum Pacs did all they claimed they would and more. I highly recommend Cascade© Platinum Pacs!

Another great thing about Cascade© Platinum Pacs is their recent partnership with Gail Simmons.

About Gail Simmons and Cascade© Platinum Pacs:
“Now, more than ever, people eat with their eyes, and the evidence is all over sites like Facebook and Instagram. With that in mind, Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, Gail Simmons, has partnered With Cascade to discuss why presentation is just as important as preparation.”
 To learn more about Gail, watch her videos Here.

Speaking of Instagram, Cascade is holding a contest there!


About Cascade Platinum Contest :


The Cascade“MyPlatinum”contest is a four week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. Show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pans and plates!

Visit the contest page Here for information on how to enter and submit images. 

 Each week, two contestants will be selected to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher.
Additionally, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Platinum $10,000 KitchenAid makeover!

To win, users have to both register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hashtag
And tag @MyCascade. Participants that have not registered will be disqualified from winning.

Hurry on over to Instagram to enter and while you are there, be sure to follow me.


As always, I hope that you have found this review helpful in making smart purchases.

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and compensation as a thank you for participating.

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Friday Nights are for Family Fun

Friday, June 7, 2013


Ever since our daughters were old enough to voice their opinions, Friday night has been reserved for family fun.  Whether it’s going out to eat at a favorite restaurant or staying home and having dinner and movie fun, we always take a vote.

My husband and I feel it is important to let our daughters help make these choices because honestly, there are so many things in their lives that they have zero control over. School is one of the major contributors to this. From grumpy teachers to redundant and what seems like, non-stop testing, our kids have very little say in their day.


But it’s June! It’s summer time here in Tennessee!

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School is out and the living is easier here at our house, so tonight the girls get their say. Maybe they will want pizza and a movie or maybe we will go out to eat and then come home and catch fireflies or play flashlight tag. Maybe we'll go bowling. Or maybe we will all sit on the back deck and talk about our day while we listen to the frogs and toads sing.




lunch time
Enjoying the food and company at Swetts in Nashville, TN.


The important thing is our togetherness and some fun!  Now I might be singing a different tune by the end of summer when we’ve all had a little too much togetherness and the litany of sibling complaints start.

Some of my favorites: “She’s looking at me!” “She’s touching me!”  “I’m bored!” And of course the question all parents should get a nickel for every time they answer it - “Are we there yet?”

I may even have to answer that question tonight if we decide as a family that we are heading out for dinner and other family type fun. But, I’m fresh and full of optimism for our Fun Family Friday nights! 

It’s just June 7th after all.


What are your Friday night traditions?



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Copperhead Movie Ticket & Signed Poster Giveaway

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thank you Copperhead the movie for offering this opportunity through Partnershub and for offering the gifts listed below to facilitate this giveaway. My WAHM Plan was not compensated in any way to share Copperhead information or host a giveaway, nor are we responsible for shipping of prizes.


Civil War fans you are in for a treat! There is a new new coming to theaters on June 28th.

Commemorate the 150 year anniversary & keep your kids learning during the summer by catching Copperhead, a Civil War movie the whole family can watch together and talk about! 


movie
Courtesy:Copperheadmovie.com

About Copperhead:

From director Ron Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods and Generals) Copperhead is unlike any other Civil War movie. Far from the Virginia battlefield, it’s the exciting story of Abner Beech (Billy Campbell), a peace-loving but stubborn dairy farmer in upstate New York. He detests slavery, but opposes the war for the sake of the “union.” Abner is neither a Yankee nor a Rebel. He is a Copperhead. This is an extraordinary story of family and community. Learn more: http://www.copperheadthemovie.com



Want a sneak peak? Watch Copperhead Official Trailer:







Have some fun with this interactive movie app and Test Your Civil War Knowledge TRIVIA!







The Prizes:

Official Copperhead Movie Pack: 
- Official Copperhead Movie Poster hand signed by Director/Producer Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg, Gods and Generals) (27 X 40)
- The Copperhead Official Companion Book [Author: Harold Frederic]
- Movie Theater Cash [Valid for 1 Movie Admission]



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Thank you Copperhead the movie for offering this opportunity through Partnershub and for offering the gifts listed below to facilitate this giveaway. My WAHM Plan was not compensated in any way to share Copperhead information or host a giveaway, nor are we responsible for shipping of prizes.

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