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If you are a dog owner, I'm sure you will agree this is a great way to save on your furry friends Iams dog food!

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Thanks to Viva Italia Days at Publix: Hunt’s Tomatoes, Progresso™ Brand Products, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Breads, Betty Crocker™ Cookies for sponsoring today's discussion. All opinions and love of cooking are my own.

How many times has this happened to you? You’ve forgotten to lay out the chicken for dinner, again - or worse, you remembered to defrost the meat, but your kids veto what you’ve got planned for dinner. There’s an uprising over “another” stir fry; like you’ve been trying to feed them this for days on end. 

What’s a mom to do? Raid the pantry, of course!

#PublixVivaItalia raid the pantry dinner

This recipe was inspired by the notion of always having a plan B dinner on hand for those nights when life throws you a curve-ball. Thanks to Publix, it’s super easy to plan ahead and make this tasty recipe! Your family won’t believe you got this meal on the table in under an hour! 

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake #recipe on

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake – serves 8


1 – 18 oz. can Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup
1- 14.5 oz. can Hunts Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes w/ Garlic
2- 10 oz. can Chicken Breast Meat in water
1 box Rigatoni or pasta of your choice, raid your pantry!
1 cup Kraft 6 cheese Italian blend shredded cheese
3/4 cup Kraft shredded Parmesan cheese
2- tablespoons Canola or other cooking oil (for casserole dish and pasta water)
¼ cup water (I use pasta water)
Salt, pepper Italian style dried herbs to taste.


Boil pasta to al dente as per box directions. About nine minutes.
Preheat oven to 350° F
Grease casserole dish.
Using a spider or slotted spoon, pull al dente pasta from water and spread evenly in casserole dish.
Add salt, pepper and Italian style dried herbs to pasta.
Add ¼ cup pasta water.
Mix in seasonings.
Next, add all canned ingredients starting with creamy mushroom soup, then tomatoes, then chicken and mix.
Add the Kraft 6 cheese Italian blend shredded cheese, and lightly fold in to casserole.
Top with Kraft Parmesan cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake dinner
Dinner is served!

Serve with a garden salad and Pillsbury French bread loaf, which can be cooked at the same oven temperature as the Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake. Serve Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk cookies for dessert, if time allows you to bake them ahead of time.  Enjoy!

More easy recipe inspiration:


By shopping #PublixVivaItalia days at your local Publix from 2/19 until 3/4, you can save up to $7.00 and have this meal ready in a jiffy, just by raiding your pantry.
Use these links, starting with the Plan and Save at Publix link. 

Then save on:
  1. Progresso And Pillsbury Coupons
  2. Save $0.30 When You Buy ONE Bread Crumbs, Beans, Broth, Vinegar, Seafood Sauce Or Artichoke Hearts
  3. Save 50¢ Off Any Three(3) Hunt's® Tomato Paste (6 Oz. Or 12 Oz.)
  4. Save 50¢ Off Any Three(3) Hunt's® 8 Oz. Sauce AND One (1) Mueller's® 16 Oz. Spaghetti

Win it!
PayPal #giveaway

Thanks to the nice sponsors of #PublixVivaItalia days, one lucky reader will win a $10.00 PayPal transfer  to use at Publix, or anywhere you’d like! Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 


Prize will be fulfilled by My WAHM Plan and transferred within 48 hours of winner supplying correct PayPal account email  address. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per blog please! If you have entered and won this prize on another blog, please remove yourself by emailing me at 4lkinsatgmaildotcom upon notification of win. One winner will be randomly selected using the Raffle Copter tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.

Good Luck!

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I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, I only share information that I feel will benefit my readers.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. 

Last month I wrote a review on L’Oreal’s newest skincare line, Age Perfect. I was in love with these products then and I can happily say; I’m still using them with great results. If you’d like to learn more about this new line, please read all about them on my review here, but here’s a quick overview:

#L'Oreal Age Perfect skincare #beauty

Why try L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal? L’Oreal says:

"As your skin ages, skin cell renewal decreases significantly, leaving your skin looking dull and dry. Age Perfect cell renewal accelerates skin cell turn over, bringing millions of new cells to the surface each day. The result?  Fresher, re-plumped, visibly renewed skin." You can learn more about the ingredients and product usage by visiting .

Since the love is still there for me, I want to share that love with you by offering you a $2.00 off coupon for any L’Oreal purchase!

#L'Oreal Age Perfect skincare #beauty


Just click on this link and you’ll be able to print of the $2.00 coupon. This is such a luxurious and beautiful looking skincare line, it could be a great present for that special someone on your list who loves looking their best and enjoys trying new skincare products.

Happy Holidays from myself and L’Oreal!

Please share in comments: Do you follow a daily skincare regimen? If so, please share your tips on saving time in the morning.

Disclosure: My thanks to Vibrant Nation and L'Oreal for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

Purex Laundry Detergent savings #cartwheel

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, August 22, 2014

I love being part of the Purex Insiders team so I can bring you great savings like this one. While I wasn't compensated  for sharing, I will be entered into a gift card giveaway.

I enjoy using Purex products, especially their laundry detergent. Not only does it work great, it's affordable and now you can save even more on Purex when you shop at Target.

Purex Laundry Degergent #save

All you have to do to save 10% off you next purchase of Purex at Target is to visit their cartwheel site by clicking here and add the savings to your cart. Easy! It will look like this:

Purex Laundry Detergent #cartwheel

Then you just show your bar code at checkout and you are done. There are some terms and conditions to share:
terms & conditions
Offer valid in store only. Limit no more than one manufacturer coupon, one Target coupon and one Cartwheel offer can be combined per item. Scan all other coupons before scanning your Cartwheel bar code in store. Each Cartwheel offer may be used for up to a maximum of 4 qualifying items per offer per transaction, unless otherwise noted. Limit of 1 Cartwheel bar code per transaction and 6 Cartwheel bar code transactions per day. Void if copied, scanned, altered, transferred, purchased, sold, or prohibited by law. Item(s) may not be available at all stores. Not valid in Canada. Offer value may not exceed value of item purchased. No cash value.

Here's the savings link again. 

I hope you enjoy shopping and saving with Purex and cartwheel. Please share in comments: On average, how many coupons do you use weekly?

Wow! Save $30 on Ellore Femme 24 pc. Hair Chalk set #ad

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, December 13, 2013
I will receive the product shown below free of charge for an upcoming review and for sharing this savings with you. All opinions stated will be 100% my own.

My daughters have been asking for hair chalk for quite some time, but i didn't want to buy the cheap stuff that could damage their hair. Now I don't have to sacrifice quality or my budget and neither do you with this offer.

About Ellore Femme Hair Chalk:

If you don't know what Hair Chalk is, then maybe you don't have a teen or tween daughter! Hair chalk is a super fun, temporary method to add some serious flair to your hair. These vibrantly colored hair-chalk sticks from Ellore Femme help you to easily paint rainbow hues onto strands. The easy-to-blend dyes are formulated with natural plant pigments, rendering the chalk non-toxic. All 24 colors easily wash out in the shower.

 Points to Remember:

  1. Spontaneous hair color
  2. Set with heat
  3. Blendable colors
  4. Nontoxic, natural plant pigments
  5. Washes out after one shower
  6. Use on wet hair
  7. 24 vibrant shades
  8. May transfer onto clothing during application
  9. May cause respiratory irritation if inhaled

My Readers save $30 Off Ellore Femme 24 peice Hair Chalk set with promo code BL15. Just click HERE and enter the code!

 Regular Price: US $44.99

Blog Price: $14.99 (with Promo Code: BL15)!

Wow! Hurry to take advantage of this great offer!

Disclosure: I will receive the above set free of charge for an upcoming review and for sharing this savings with you. All opinions stated will be 100% my own.

Zaycon Foods helping smart families Save big

in , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, 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.

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. 


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!

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.

Health and nutrition bars review

in , , , , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, March 01, 2013

Recently I received a box full of goodies to review for Vitacost. Since the representative couldn’t tell me exactly what products I might receive, I was pleasantly surprised with my box. It was a mixed lot comprised mainly of health and beauty products and health and nutrition bars and supplements. 

Today I want to share my thoughts on the bars I received and a little bit about Vitacost the company.

saving, health, beauty, nutrition
Courtesy: We take the cost out of healthy living.
All the top brands for discount vitamins, supplements, whole foods, health foods and sports nutrition online at up to 50% off other companies. Plus, they offer a flat rate shipping fee of $4.99, or free with any order of $49 or more. 
They also have a refer a friend opportunity where you can earn $ 10 each referral.  I signed up and would love it if you signed up using my link here.

My Product Reviews:

Promax Fit 'n Crisp Protein Snack Cinnamon Crunch:

crunch bars

These bars are like a cinnamon-y rice crispy treat, only better. They are not icky sweet, and have 13 grams of protein and 140 calories. Both my daughters loved this one, so I will buy again.

healthy snack bars

Their tag line says it all for me. They really are the best tasting, healthy snack bars we’ve had in a long time. KIND bars are all natural with ingredients you can pronounce.

We received 3 KIND bars: Almond and Coconut, Dark Chocolate & Cherry Cashew, and Cranberry Almond. Each bar had its own unique quality and taste but the one I would buy over and over again? The Almond & Coconut!  It’s like a not so good for you candy bar (think Payday) gone healthy. I am hooked and will buy again!

blueberry bar

I wanted to love this totally organic, healthy sounding, delicious smelling bar, but I didn’t. I just liked it. 
I could taste the dates and Agave nectar more than I could pick up on the blueberries.   My daughter and my husband on the other hand LOVED this bar and wanted more, so I will buy again.

health bars

This bar is made with raw and super foods, one of them being Hemp.  Again I wanted to love this bar. 
It looks like dark chocolate and smells like Mocha. Win-Win for me.
  But, I did not like this bar at all. It is thick and dense. It leaves a vitamin taste in your mouth. And I experienced a mild case of burps in which I could taste the Hemp, or what I perceived to be the Hemp, I likened it to eating grass clippings. My family didn’t care for the taste or texture of this bar either, so we won’t buy again.   

peanut butter bars

This is a huge protein bar, so you could split it. It has 28 grams of whey protein. Overall, I liked the flavor and consistency of this bar, but my husband liked it more. My kids thought it was just okay. If we bought again, it would be for keeping in the car for road trips or when hunger strikes and you can’t stop and eat. 

I hope you have found these reviews helpful. I will have another Vitacost review for you soon where I will share the rest of the products included in my Vitacost box.

To learn more about Vitacost, visit their website or like them on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclosure: I received the above listed products to facilitate my reviews. No monetary compensation was provided, however, if you should use my refer a friend link provided in this post, I may receive a referral credit to my Vitacost account. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Harlem Globetrotters- Nashville, TN.

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Courtesy:Harlem Globetrotters
The Globetrotters play at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN. on Jan 13, 2013 at 2pm!
Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  Get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new "You Write the Rules" tour. 
Your family's smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole NEW level.  Your family can vote and decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. 
With rules like double the points for every basket, and two balls in play at the same time, there's an exciting rule that every kid will enjoy. 
After the game, Globetrotter stars will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids. 
The only thing better than finding an awesome event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it!  Use the promo code "USFAMILY" when you buy tickets for your family to save $7 on each ticket purchased*. 
Get ready to experience the show your family will remember for a lifetime!
You can get your tickets here
 and don't forget to use the promo code USFAMILY to save $7 on every ticket!
*Discount available on select seating levels *
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Holidays- Winter Break Boredom Buster

in , , , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, November 30, 2012

The countdowns have begun; we are decorating, baking and making things merry and bright.

This truly is The Most Wonderful Time of the year, full of hope and peace and goodwill toward men and boredom. Wait, boredom shouldn’t be in my happy moment, but we Moms know once the novelty of new gizmos wears off we had better have some boredom busters up our sleeves to get us through school break and bad weather days.

Here is a product sure to please your elves and you’ll have some fun too! Check out Colortime Crafts and Markers.

Here is more about Colortime:
Since 1990, over 5 million children and adults have loved creating t-shirts, pillowcases, backpacks, tote bags, bandanas, and more for parties, slumber parties, and scout meetings with our permanent fabric markers. We have provided our customers the opportunity to entertain their guests with a creative activity that becomes a permanent keepsake. Also, we are a licensed vendor of the Girl Scouts of America. Check out our wholesale program, great for your organizations.

We also offer free downloadable coloring pages ( and a "Birthday Club" ( with special incentives. 
 Want to save? Sure you do!
Get 15% off all orders Promo Code: 15USFG when you check out at
I think we will do some tote bags. If you take advantage of this offer, please stop back by and tell me what you picked.
Happy, Merry Holidays to you and yours!


thredUP Kids Clothing Swap

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I was invited to join thredUp over the weekend and have just now found the time to check it out.

 thredUP is a  Kids and Moms Clothing Swap - where parents exchange gently worn, second hand & used kids clothing online.  The Average Family Saves $569/yr  swapping Kids Clothes on thredUP according to the website and it's Free to join!

Sounds Good!

 I'm very excited about this option because lately, I'm feeling just a wee bit cheated at my local brick and mortar Consignment store.


Because in March,  I brought in a large Trader Joe's grocery bag full of no-stains, really gently used, name brand,  stylish girls clothing in the much needed sizes of 7/8 and 10/12 and was given $ 4.87 store credit for the bag.
  Really? There was at least $ 100 dollars worth of Aeropostle, designer dresses, tees, blouses, etc. in that bag! This was my best bag yet, I'm thinking and I get that much?
 If I'd wanted cash it would have been even less. Hey, I know it takes alot to run a store, but still. Yeesh...

Has this ever happened to you? What are you supposed to do? Make a scene and ask for all your clothing back?

 I decided not to use those options, however appealing they seemed at the time and least see what my girls had found. There wasn't much to choose from, so it was a rather disappointing trip all around.
Always one to look for the good, I assured the girls I would find a better option.

I'm hoping thredUp will be that option. I'm going through my girls closets and will be listing items over the weekend.

I joined thredUp using a friends link. If you would like to join, I would love for you to use my affiliate link below. Thanks!

thredUP Kids Clothing Swap

Do you like consignment shopping? Have you used thredUp? I'd love to hear from you!