Pink Lining Yummy Mummy Diaper Bag Giveaway

Well after battling the flu all last week and now into this one, I am starting to feel normal again. This stuff is NO JOKE, so please make sure you are being cautious this year!

I have several friends who are expecting, including my best friend Alaina. She will be giving birth on the 31st of this month, and we are all excited to meet little Robin!! This is the perfect Giveaway to enter right now!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

Win your choice of one of these delicious diaper bags that retail for $120!
Sponsored by:  Pink Lining
Messy Mama was lucky enough to review the Yummy Mummy Diaper Bag in Thistle.  Here’s what she had to say “In my opinion the Yummy Mummy Diaper Bag would be a great addition to any mamas’
baby collection. I can’t express how adorable this bag is!”  Read the rest of her REVIEW!
Must be 18+ and in
the Continental U.S. to win! Enter by the RC Form below and good luck!

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eMeals New Year- New You!!!

I’m sure you all saw my last post about and their amazing meal plans. Well now the eMeals team is here to help with budgeting your New healthy lifestyle. All the info you need is below. I wish you the utmost luck on your journey to a New You!!


Creating your first family budget


Where does your money go every month? You have to sometimes wonder if the same little creature that steals socks from your laundry is somehow swiping your debit and credit cards or writing checks in your name. We all know that we need to save money and plan for the future. We might be tempted to run a marathon up hill in the snow before sitting down and seeing where money goes every month.

Before you throw in the towel and decide to give up on your New Year’s Resolution of saving for your kid’s college tuition, that family trip your always wanted, or simply getting out of debt, give budgeting a shot with the following steps.




  • Step 1 – Print off the budget form- new-year-new-you_getstartedonabuget
  • Step 2 – Write down what you are spending on a monthly basis. If you aren’t sure, give it your best guess.
  • Step 3 – Total each category in the total fields.
  • Step 4 – Total all the categories at the bottom.

You have taken the first step in setting a budget and moving toward your saving’s goals. Let 2013 be the year you accomplish your resolutions.


Share with us how you are saving money and budgeting this year by using hashtag #getthrifty.

 HOT COUPON ALERT: You can use the discount code BUDGET for $3 off any eMeals dinner meal plan subscription! 


Thanks to for this helpful budget sheet. Check them out to see how you can save $1,000 each year on groceries


Melissa and Doug $350 in Toys Giveaway Event- Free Blogger Sign Up

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Event Dates: 02/01 – 02/26

Seeing Double! Keurig Vue #Giveaway

I just love partnering with other great bloggers to bring you these giveaways. This time you have TWO chances to win a Keurig Vue V700 coffee maker! You all know coffee is my drink of choice, so a giveaway like this couldn’t be more right up my alley!! Enter below and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!


Seeing Double! Keurig Vue V700 Event

Hosted by Mom To Bed by 8 and Donna’s Deals and More

Brew with a Vue. Keurig has done it again with an entirely new brewing system that gives you more of the tasty beverages you love, exactly the way you want them. Now, you can decide how strong you want your coffee to taste and how hot, no matter how big or small your cup is! From creamy hot chocolate to delicious iced teas and frothy cafe beverages, the Keurig Vue V700 delivers the size, strength, and consistency you love, with every single-serving.

Still deliciously simple. At just the touch of a button, Keurig’s revolutionary Custom Brew Technology adjusts water pressure, timing, and airflow to deliver the perfect cup of coffee or tea every time. You’ll love the Vue’s quiet operation and shortened steep time, as it whips up cafe-quality treats in a matter of minutes. Plus, there’s no grinding beans, measuring, or cleanup needed–just add water and enjoy.

Countertop coffee shop. With the Keurig Vue system, you get the single-serve brewer with interactive touchscreen display, 66 Vue packs and a water filtration kit. And, for your convenience, it comes with two 16-oz iced coffee tumblers to get you started right out of the box.

Well, if that isn’t the pot calling the Keurig fabulous!

  • Includes Keurig V700 Vue Brewer, 10 Variety Vue packs, 12 travel-sized Breakfast Vue packs, 12 Vue House Blend Vue packs, 16 Donut Shop Vue packs, 16 Celestial Iced Tea Vue packs, two 16-oz tumblers, and a water filter kit
  • Variety pack includes one each of Gloria Jean Hazelnut Coffee, Timothy’s Decaf, Tully’s French Roast, Celestial Seasoning Southern Sweet Tea, Green Mountain Breakfast Blend travel-sized, Celestial Seasoning Sleepytime, Barista Prima Italian Roast, Cafe Escape Milk Chocolate, GMC Nantucket Blend, and Donut Shop
  • Tumblers: plastic/acrylic construction
  • Colored touchscreen user interface
  • Eight brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz, and 18 oz
  • 74-oz water reservoir
  • Brew coffee from 187F to 197F
  • Strength selection for stronger flavor
  • Removable drip tray with adjustable plate
  • Vue packs are #5 recyclable plastic


One winner will receive a Keurig Vue V700 + K-Cups!

Giveaway ends January 20th at 11:59pm, open to US & Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Special thank you to our co-hosts: Penny Auctions Canada, Homeschooling Mom 4 Two, Simply Sherryl, The Dragyn’s Lair, Spend With Pennies, Sparkles and a Stove, Freebie Spot, The Frugal Batavian, Cherished Handmade Treasures, Iowa Mom, Just Davey and Me, My Four Littles, Down South Savings, Powered By Mom and Baby Costcutters!

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Mmmmm. Homemade Apple Syrup!!


Sorry for the picture quality! Momma still needs a new digital camera!

OMG y’all! I made buttermilk pancakes and apple syrup for breakfast this weekend, and BOTH the guys LOVED IT!! Jp is a huge apple fan anyway, and I had half of one in the fridge from the night before, so thus HOMEMADE APPLE SYRUP was born!! Next time I make it I will increase the apple though to a whole one, because it was so delicious!

I just threw this recipe together, so measurements are NOT exact, and can really be done any way you like!

Here We go!

What you will need:

1 large red apple, diced- (peeled if you prefer)

1 tbsp. butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

2 tbsp. cinnamon

In a medium sauce pan, add butter and diced apples. Saute on medium heat until apples are just beginning to become soft. Increase heat to high and add sugar, water and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and the reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce starts to thicken. You will need to stand near it and watch, or you could end up with a serious mess! Once the sauce has come to a syrup consistency, remove from heat and spoon over your pancakes, waffles, toast…even ice cream. Yea, I did it and it was DELICIOUS!!

Hurry up Saturday…I want to make this again!!!