Monday, September 30, 2019

Cooking With Kids: 20 Recipes Kids Should Know! (Book Giveaway)

  I received product in exchange for my honest opinion!



My kids have been helping me in the kitchen since they were very young! At first it started out simple (helping me stir) and before we knew it, they were both prepping and cooking meals!  In fact, my son has turned out to be a pretty good cook!

If your children already help out in the kitchen, or if you aren't too sure how all of that would work - you need to check out this cookbook, 20 Recipes Kids Should Know.  This book is written and photographed my sisters who aspire to become a chef and a photographer.  The recipes are from Esme, who is only 12 years old and the photographs are by her 17 year old sister, Calista!



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

National Geographic Kids So Cool! So Cute! Series Giveaway!

 I received product in exchange for my honest opinion!

 
Growing up, I remember reading and looking through looking through my Dad's National Geographic books and loving them.  When my kids were young, I was introduced to National Geographic Kids books and instantly fell in love.  

I have always encouraged my children to look at books and read, even when they were toddlers.  Books let their imaginations run free and take them to places unknown.  Books also fill their minds with knowledge and facts that will fuel them for life!

National Geographic Kids Books is rolling out a brand new series of picture books that are perfect for kids ages 3-7 (preschool - 2nd grade).  To celebrate the release of the first two books in their So Cool! So Cute! series, National Geographic is giving away a very huggable prize pack to one of my readers!  This prize pack includes a hardcover copy of So Cool! Sharks, a hardcover copy of So Cute! Pandas AND adorable shark and panda stuffed animals.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Find Your Favorite Hoodie at TV Store Online ~ Back To School Giveaway!

As the kids head back to school and the weather gets cooler... hoodies are a must-have.  My 15 year old daughter practically lives in hoodies!  With several super-hero and spirit dress-up days at school - who wouldn't want to be Batman or an M&M?!

I recently had the pleasure of shopping TV Store Online and that's where I found the M&M and Batman hoodies featured in this review and giveaway!  In addition to a great selection of movie hoodies and t-shirts, they also offer a great selection of costumes, ugly sweaters, hats, pajamas, accessories and more!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Be a Kid With Your Kid at Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Water Park ~ 2019 Summer Giveaway!

Summer is finally here!  That means having fun, spending time outdoors, and creating family memories that will last a lifetime.  One of our family's favorite summer activities is going to Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park.   

Located in beautiful North Idaho, Silverwood Theme Park is the Pacific Northwest's largest theme park, with over 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including four roller coasters, Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train ride through the woods, live entertainment, magic shows, restaurants, and so much more. 

The great thing about having a theme park and a water park at the same location... Silverwood Theme Park + Boulder Beach Water Park = one admission price = both parks!   The park has five main areas: Main Street, Country Carnival, Coaster Alley, Garfield's Summer Camp and Boulder Beach Water Park!

For 11 straight years, we purchased season passes to Silverwood for our family for Christmas. We only live about 15 minutes away, so it is the perfect summer time activity for our family.  As our children got older and started participating in sports and other activities, it wasn't as easy for us to enjoy it as much and as often. 

The carousel is just inside the main gate at the entrance of the park.  From the time our kids were little (1 1/2 years old), they knew that this ride was our very last stop in the park before heading home.  It made it easy to leave the park this way - no fits!  Now at ages 15 and 12, we still ride the carousel once or twice before heading home - it's a tradition!




We love the rides and water slides, but we also love the variety of other fun activities like the magic show, train robbery on the steam engine ride, seeing the bison, and the adorable and friendly mascots; Garfield and Odie!  Even though my children weren't always fond of them (they can be quite intimidating for the little ones), Garfield and Odie are always happy to pose for photos, give hugs, hand shakes, and high 5's!

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Perfect Orthopedic Dog Bed for Your Large Breed or Elderly Best Friend!


I'll be the first to admit that our three mastiff's are almost as spoiled as our children!  In addition to their toy and treats, having a comfortable place to sleep is a must!  I'm a Tomoson Review Blogger and was recently chosen to receive a dog bed that was perfect for our large breeds!


Hercules has really been enjoying his new orthopedic dog bed! Since he is a large breed, I love that it gives him extra cushion and comfort as he sleeps or relaxes and chews on his toys! He also loves the added pillow for maximum relaxation!  Yes!  All three of our dogs use pillows like they are human... it's so funny!

The breathable and flexible memory foam core makes this orthopedic dog bed the perfect fit and evenly withstands the pressure of their weight.  It is the ideal dog bed for dogs of any age and size, especially older dogs with joint, bone or arthritic problems and large breed dogs that can suffer from those ailments as well!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Kids Bowl FREE All Summer Long

My Family Is Registered For Kids Bowl Free... Why Don't You Join Us? 


Kids Bowl Free allows your family to bowl 2 Games FREE everyday all summer. Plus, there is a family pass option where parents, grandparents, older children that don't qualify for the Kids Bowl Free Passes and babysitters can join in the fun and get the same great 2 FREE Game offer every day.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in April

Spring is here, and there's no better time to start earning free gift cards through Swagbucks! All throughout April you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for free gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.




When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:

Monday, February 18, 2019

Give Your Pups Fresh Breath with Authority Dental & Multivitamin Grain-Free Dental Dog Treats

Do you hate dog breath?  What if I told you that you could enjoy fresh breath kisses from your pup?  

I am fortunate enough to be a Chewy Influencer and in exchange for my honest reviews, my three spoiled furry children get special food and treats, delivered right to our door, every month!  Zena (English Mastiff), Thor (Great Dane/Mastiff), and Hercules (Neapolitan/English Mastiff) are some really lucky dogs!  When they see the blue Chewy.com box being delivered, it's almost like they know it's for them!


 
This time --- Zena, Thor, and Hercules got to try Authority Dental & Multivitamin Grain-Free Dental Dog Treats!  Their parsley mint flavor helps freshen breath, smells great and all three dogs LOVE them!  Honestly, I'm not sure which one enjoys them more - but they are always asking for seconds!  
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Enjoy sweet kisses from your pup with Fresh Kisses Double-Brush Coconut Oil & Botanicals Large Grain-Free Dental Dog Treats

Do you hate dog breath?  What if I told you that you could enjoy sweet kisses from your pup?

I am fortunate enough to be a Chewy Influencer and in exchange for my honest reviews, my three spoiled furry children get special food and treats, delivered right to our door, every month!  Zena (English Mastiff), Thor (Great Dane/Mastiff), and Hercules (Neapolitan/English Mastiff) are some really lucky dogs!  When they see the blue Chewy.com box being delivered, it's almost like they know it's for them!


 

This time --- Zena, Thor, and Hercules got to try Merrick Fresh Kisses double-brush dental dog treats that are infused  with a special blend of coconut oil and botanicals!  They smell great and all three dogs LOVE them!  Honestly, I'm not sure which one enjoys them more - but they are always asking for seconds! 


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Thermal Laminator Machine (Review)

I've been talking about wanting a thermal laminator for quite some time now but just haven't gotten one.  I was recently given the opportunity to receive a Jieze laminator as a member of Tomoson and jumped at the chance!

 

I liked that it had the extra width and could laminate larger sheets - up to 12 inches and had both cold and hot settings. This laminator is affordable and fits all of my personal needs.  As a mom and teacher,  I mainly use it to laminate photos and it's ideal for that.  It heats up quickly and leaves my photos perfectly smooth!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Treat Your Pooch with CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits Crunchy Dog Treats

We all know that All Dogs Go To Heaven right?!  So, it's only fair that we treat them as best as we can while they are with us too!

I am fortunate enough to be a Chewy Influencer and in exchange for my honest reviews, my three spoiled furry children get special food and treats, delivered right to our door, every month!  Zena (English Mastiff), Thor (Great Dane/Mastiff), and Hercules (Neapolitan/English Mastiff) are some really lucky dogs!  When they see the blue Chewy.com box being delivered, it's almost like they know it's for them!


This month, Zena, Thor, and Hercules were begging to try
CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits with Salmon & Sweet Potato crunchy dog treats.  
Starting with salmon as the first ingredient, this recipe includes sweet potato, wholesome quinoa, extra virgin oil and a sprinkle of cinnamon—lending just the right flavor and nutrition that your dog craves. These crunchy dog treats feature an easy-snap texture that are perfect for training and rewarding. Plus, they also help clean their teeth!


 

These crunchy, tasty dog treats come in a variety of flavors that your pooch is sure to enjoy as much as our did! Salmon & Sweet Potato, Bison & Butternut Squash and Duck & Chickpeas.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Swag IQ Referral Promotion ~ Join me TODAY!

Have you played SwagIQ? It’s a live trivia game show where you test your knowledge to win cash prizes. It’s free to play, just download the app to get started. To earn money, you must be a member of SwagBucks. It’s also free to sign up, and there are plenty of ways to get free gifts cards by using the site! Just click on my referral link to get started - it's totally free and fun!



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Monday through Thursday they broadcast a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. The game show host will ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Ringing in 2019 - Happy New Year!

The Being Frugal and Making it Work family would like to wish you a Happy New Year!  I hope that the New Year brings you success and happiness.  



 
Make 2019 a year to remember.