How to put together the perfect kids’ Easter basket + Win a $100 gift card

This post is sponsored by coupons.com, however, all opinions are 100% my own.


With three kids Easter is always so much fun! But it can also get stressful and crazy. Now that they are growing up it’s not as easy as it used to be. So here are some tips if you are also having a bit of a hard time filling up baskets for the kiddos.

  1. Pick a theme: If your kids are anything like mine they all like different things, and although my 4 year old is not that picky, it’s getting harder and harder to make the perfect basket for my 11 year old. So don’t limit yourself to just the Easter selection, stores like Kmart have awesome to selections so you can really find cool (not kiddie, like my 11 year old says) things for the older kids baskets. For my daughter I’m going with Beauty and the Beast since she’s obsessed with and my 4 year old will get Paw Patrol. So just make sure you find your kids favorite character or interest and run with it.
  2. Less is more with the candy: If you have at least one Easter egg hunt planned you want to make sure you take it easy on the candy. Pick a couple of your child’s favorite treats and make sure they get those, but the best baskets have cool toys and fun stuff not just candy.
  3. Save time: I don’t know about you but I hate going to several stores and wasting my whole day shopping. That’s why I love stores like Kmart, they have absolutely everything you need for your Easter feast to all the toys and treats for your baskets! 
  4. Save money: Easter can get pricey so make sure you are shopping at a place with a great selection (like Kmart) so you don’t have to go to several places and waste gas and find some deals! Lucky for you I found these great coupons to make sure you have the best candy to fill your baskets and eggs.

Easter 6-pack Candy or Lindt Gold Bunny for $2.50 on Sale  Expiration Date: 4/8

Get Easter Packaged Chocolates for $1.50 on sale 4/9-4/15

Earn 25% In Points with $10+ of Smart Sense Food & Drug Products at Kmart Expiration Date: 5/1

As if those tips weren’t enough to make you an Easter queen, you can enter to win a $100 Kmart gift card. Just enter below:

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Let us know if you have any other tips and if you win what would you buy with your gift card. Good luck!

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Mean Green: Meet my new favorite cleaning supplies

This is a compensated campaign as part of my new role as a Mean Green Brand Ambassador. All opinions are my own.

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So, I really hate cleaning… there I said it and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. There’s so many things I rather do with my time than scrubbing and sweeping. So I am always on the look out for new products that help me get the job done as fast as possible. Enter Mean Green. When I received the invitation to become a Mean Green Ambassador, I was super excited but also a bit skeptical, you see, becoming my brand ambassador means I am fully behind the brand, it means I truly enjoy their products so I obviously wanted to make sure I really liked them before I told you guys about them. And boy! Was I in for a pleasant surprise. I received the following products:

ORANGE CHAMP

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  • CUTS TOUGH GREASE & GRIME
  • SURFACE SAFE
  • WITH ORANGE POWER

Cut through tough grease and grime!

Mean Green Orange Champ is a multi-purpose, multi-surface cleaner and degreaser with orange power. Orange Champ cuts through tough grease and grime leaving a fresh citrus aroma, a scent of clean. It gives a powerful clean that is safe on most washable surfaces throughout your family’s home.

Orange Champ makes my kitchen smell so fresh and so clean! even when the kids are extra gross, it removes everything! from our counter tops and table. I’m seriously loving this one!

MILDEW DESTROYER

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  • KILLS MILDEW
  • CLEANS SOAP SCUM
  • WITH BLEACH

Mean Green Mildew Destroyer is a must have for cleaning and disinfecting areas with mildew and soap scum like the bathroom, kitchen, patio and more. Mildew Destroyer is a bleach-based cleaner and disinfectant. It destroys what is growing in dark, damp spaces.

It has been used to clean and disinfect areas which are common for mold, mildew, athlete’s foot, salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus (bacteria) and soap scum. Those spaces are showers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, tile and grout, floors and garbage cans.Mildew Destroyer is also effective against Salmonella enterica and Staphylococcus aureus in 30 seconds.

I was amazed by how strong and potent the Mildew Destroyer was, as a mother of two boys my bathrooms have a tendency for smelling like a public restroom, sometimes even like a potta-potty during SXSW. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but it sure gets disgusting. The Mildew Destroyer worked fast and it stayed clean for longer. It was also super easy to use and within a couple minutes my bathroom was squeaky clean. It goes without saying that you need to use caution with this one. It has bleach and it is pretty strong so make sure you leave your windows open so avoid inhaling the fumes.

AUTO & GARAGE

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  • PROVEN TO OUTCLEAN COMPETITION ON GARAGE GREASE AND GRIME
  • #1 HEAVY DUTY CLEANER
  • SAFELY REMOVES ROAD GRIT, GREASE & GRIME

Mean Green® Auto & Garage is a concentrated, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser. Proven to beat other brands on tough grease and grime. Specially formulated to remove and dissolve petroleum based grease, grime, and oil from engines, tools, and concrete, to outdoor furniture, grills, painted surfaces, and more. Mean Green is the #1 Heavy Duty cleaner!

I’m not much of an auto girl, but since we’re still not done building and haven’t really decided what we are doing with our floors downstairs, we still have concrete. Which mean EVERY.SINGLE.STAIN. stays put. No matter how much I try once it hits the concrete is stays there forever. Well the amazing Auto & Garage cleaner took some of the stains off that I has already given up on! Fast, easy and not too stinky.

SUPER STRENGTH 

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  • PROVEN TO CLEAN BETTER THAN OTHER BRANDS
  • MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER FOR INSIDE & OUT
  • CONCENTRATED FORMULA

Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. From fabric to concrete, Mean Green has been a trusted brand for more than 20 years. It is used to clean just about everything, inside and outside the home, business, garage, restaurant, work or hobby shop.

This one is the big brother of multipurpose cleaners, I used it the day after I had the bright idea to feed my little monsters couscous, I was too tired to clean after dinner so the next day there was dried on couscous everywhere! A job that usually takes about 3-4 disinfectant wipes took only a couple spritz of Super Strength and a quick wipe and Voila! I didn’t have to scrub a thing!

Check out this House graphic to see how versatile the Mean Green products are: MeanGreenHouse-withcopy (1)

To learn more about Mean Green and to find a retailer near you make sure to check out their website

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$100 Foster Farms Giveaway 

I’ve teamed up with Mrs. Kathy King give two lucky fans a chance to win a prize pack worth $100 from Foster Farms to celebrate March Bracket Madness!!!!


How Do you Win?

Attend Our Live Event
Join Mrs. Kathy King on Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm on Facebook Live as she shares a few tips on planning the perfect March Bracket Madness Party. During the event, she will be giving away one of the Foster Farms Prize Pack worth $100
~~~ Click here To RSVP for this event ~~~

Enter Our Giveaway
Enter to Win a Foster Farms Prize Pack worth $100 by simply filling out the giveaway form below.
Giveaway Ends: April 3 at 11:59 pm (PST)

Disclaimer: The Prize is being provided by Foster Farms and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook. Giveaway will end on 04/03/2017 at 11:59 pm PST. You will be contacted via email via a congratulation letter and have 24 hours to claim your prize. This Giveaway is open to USA . Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for prize shipment. click the link to subscribe to the giveaway lounge newsletter http://goo.gl/9ytMC

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New “Love is…” StoryGIF App

Guys I’m having an incredible TBT with this one! I remember all the adorable cartoons of this couple, as a little girl this was the personification of true love ❤️ 


Love is StoryGIF is a brand new way to delight your friends and family. Create adorable animated messages with the Love is characters and phrases. 

  1. Choose your GIF
  2. Create your story
  3. Share on your favorite messenger

Included:

  • Over 40 individual animations 
  • Unlimited combinations
  • Express your story with the help of Love is…

Fall in love today! Download today on iOS or Android for only $0.99. 

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LALA® YOGURT SMOOTHIES SLIM DOWN CHALLENGE

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LALA® Yogurt Smoothies and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own. 


Losing weight can be so challenging, food is just delicious! Many people make the mistake to think you can’t eat yummy things when you’re trying to loose weight and that’s a horrible mistake! Yes you have to use moderation and learn what’s best for you but sacrificing flavor will just set you up for failure. 


I had already told you about LALA® Smoothies on a previous post, but now I’m going to tell you how amazing they are for helping you loose or maintain a healthy weight without feeling deprived. Sounds too good to be true? Let me tell you, this creamy, fruity and super satisfying yogurt might just be what key treat to help you succeed on your weight loss journey. 

As a work at home mother of three crazy kids, to say life gets crazy is an understatement. My days consist of running around and making sure everyone is on time, fed and survives the day. So you can imagine how difficult it gets to find time to work out or even east healthy! I’m sure I’m not the only one that eats the crust they cut from the kids lunch sandwiches and calls it breakfast. Some days I realize I haven’t eaten anything by pick up time. 3 pm people! Super bad for you and not to mention horrid for my waistline!

So I was truly over the moon to find a quick and delicious snack, that gives me tons of protein and keeps me full so I don’t have to worry about becoming ravenous and eating my weight in m&ms before dinner. And most importantly it’s delicious! Extra points too since my kids love them, so I don’t have to think of different snacks for them. 


LALA® Yogurt Smoothies are perfect on the go, as an after workout refueling treat!  They are made with real fruit, 5g of Protein and come in an array of delicious flavors!


LALA® Yogurt Smoothies is proud to be a sponsor of the H-E-B Slim Down Challenge.

H-E-B is always trying to make better products and help their customers get healthy. The H-E-B Slim Down Showdown is sponsored by LALA® this year so you know it’s amazing fit! It is a 12 week challenge in which H-E-B chooses 28 individuals to learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle, lose weight and become their best. Also; one of them could win a $10,000 grand prize. The 28 participants are taught new heathy habits like healthy recipes and workout plans, so they can now only succeed at loosing the weight but also at keeping it off.
The best part is that we can all follow their journey along and even participate with them! Winners are announced on April 1, so don’t forget to keep checking the website, where you too can start on a healthier lifestyle!

Make sure to check out more about the H-E-B Slim Down challenge and about LALA® Yogurt Smoothies on their social media channels: 

Website

H-E-B Slim Down Challenge

Facebook 

Spanish Facebook 

Instagram 

YouTube 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LALA® Yogurt Smoothies and WeAllGrow Latina Network. The opinions and text are all mine.


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Vacation with your pets!

This post is sponsored by Coupons.com. All opinions are 100% my own.

I am a lab mom, I love my furry baby and although we planned everything before we got her, there’s things you really don’t think about that much. We love to travel, but traveling with a pet can be challenging, specially on long road trips. You need to research the area you’re traveling to and make sure it’s pet friendly.

There’s a few options to consider but it can get expensive super fast! Like boarding fees, expensive pet sitters, not to mention you’ll be leaving a member of your family behind and we can’t be doing this all the time, you want to make memories with your fur baby too.

Have pets? Extended Stay America has pet-friendly rooms in all of its 600+ hotels around the U.S. Now your dog or cat can travel with you and you don’t have to arrange for a pet sitter, pay extravagant boarding fees, or worry about them while you’re gone. Check out Extended Stay America’s pet policy HERE.

Not only is Extended Stay America pet friendly but each room includes a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a stove, microwave, and refrigerator. No need to eat out every night and how convenient is that for long stays, specially if you don’t have to worry Fido is somewhere that’s costing you tons of money or far away from you. They also have a guest laundry so you won’t need to worry about your dirty clothes while on vacation.

Get the best deal on your next stay with this tips:

  • Get 18% off 1-29 nights now – 2/21 with promo code MB7CB HERE.
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  • Offer expiration date: 2/21

How would you like to win two free nights’ stay at Extended Stay America! Giveaway begins 12:00am EST on February 7th and will end at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, March 7th. Make you you enter on the form below!

 

18% off 1-29 nights offer good for one reservation booked on ExtendedStayAmerica.com by 2/21/17, with a check-out date on or before 6/30/17. Discount applied at hotel upon check-out. Reservations based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or negotiated or special rate, including but not limited to Advanced Purchase. Valid only on original reservations. Discounts do not apply to extensions/modifications. Cannot be applied to reservations already booked. Only one promotion discount per thirty days can be used by the same guest at the same hotel location. Offer valid only at Extended Stay America hotels.

Giveaway Disclaimer:

Offer good for one reservation booked online by 3/31/17, with a departure/check-out date on or before 6/30/17. The two free nights must be used within the same stay, and any unused free nights will be forfeited. The lowest-rated two nights within your stay will be deducted from your bill upon check-out. Reservations are based on availability and must be made online at ESA.com. Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or special rate, including Advanced Purchase. Valid only on original reservations and not on any reservation extensions. Offer is non-transferable, non-cancelable and not redeemable for cash or credit. Offer not valid on current or pending reservations. Offer valid only at Extended Stay America brand hotels.

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Can you freeze avocados?!


If you are here that means you are also freaking out about the avocado prices. Right now they are not super cheap but I can only imagine how insane it’ll get. So after a bit of research I found out YOU CAN FREEZE THEM! I know some people are going to read this and laugh or call me silly but when your diet depends so much on healthy fats, avocado is super important! 

So without getting political, or letting much anger come through this post here’s how you freeze avocados: 

Freezing avocados:

  1. Cut the avocado in half, careful! Remove the pit and peel.
  2. Decide if you want to freeze halves or slices. 
  3. If you are keeping them as halves, put them in a bag, date and freeze.
  4. If you prefer slices, cut them, bag them and freeze them. 

I don’t recommend mashing the avocados to freeze because they get darker quicker and it just grosses me out. You could also add lemon or lime juice but I find that the taste becomes really strong. You can always freeze the slices and mash them once you thaw them out. 

Also, something important to point out, like many other fruits and vegetables they are just not the same after freezing so it’s better if you just use the avocados for guacamole, smoothies or any recipes where you mix them with other ingredients. Better than nothing right? Or I guess in this case better than $5 an avocado 🙄

Now for the tequila…. I guess you can stock up 😂

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Locket of Love Valentine Giveaway! $155 RV!

Sponsored By: PicturesOnGold.com

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

A Beautiful Locket from PicturesOnGold.com worth over $155!! 

This .925 Solid Sterling Silver Locket has a cascade of hearts engraved on the center of the front side. It holds 2 photos and can be engraved on the reverse and inside. This locket will come with an 18 inch Sterling Silver Box chain and has a lobster claw. Comes with gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity! A $155+ RV!  
Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 1/27 12:01 AM EST through 2/14 11:59PM EST
Good Luck!!
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received nominal compensation to host this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.
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Trying to conceive?


This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.

Becoming a mother is such an extraordinary experience. Although I’ve tried to describe it several times, the best way I’ve found is this: it’s like having one of your vital organs outside of your body, something so elemental, necessary you can not live without, part of your being, outside where you are entirely in charge of it. It’s whole well being depends on you and it’s a duty you are glad to have. 


I’ve experience pretty much all the feelings related to finding out you’re pregnant. From being scared, shocked and in disbelieve when it wasn’t at the best time, to incredible excitement and the second greatest feeling in the world, shy only to holding your baby in your arms for the first time. 


I understand the troubles of trying to conceive, the many many days of taking your temperature, having sex until it quite honestly becomes another shore, to doing head stands after, haha this might sounds crazy for some but if you’ve gone through it you understand. The need to become a mother becomes your one goal in life. 


I tried for 20 months to get pregnant and trust me when I tell you I wish I could’ve had The Stork otc. The Stork otc, allows you to safely in the comfort of your own home, inseminate yourself. I know it sounds a bit weird but bare with me here…


The smart technique of cervical cap insemination puts the sperm at the opening of the cervix, as close as possible, to swim up through to an egg, optimizing your chances of becoming pregnant. This is amazing for couple that were told their partners sperm has low motility or count. 


It is FDA approved and you can get it over the counter, so no unnecessary awkward conversations with anyone. No expensive treatments, painful shots or any inconvenience really. 



The Stork OTC
is best when use in conjunction with an ovulation tracker like the fist response tracker so you know you’re using it at the peak of ovulation. 



The Stork OTC
, is available at most CVS and Walgreens stores, you can go here to find the closest store near you. They are located in the feminine care/sanity aisle. 

Make sure you join me at the Twitter party on January 26 at 8pm EST, you can articipate with hashtag #2017StorkOTCjourney and get all you questions answered.

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A Dog’s Purpose Curriculum and Home School Movie Day on January 27

As many of you know I stay home with my 4 yr old. And after much thinking I’ve decided to home school him. It’s going fairly well, he’s a quick learner and I haven’t lost my mind, YAY! In all seriousness home schooling is such an amazing way to know exactly what your children are learning and you can mold it however you want. 

One of the main concerns is the lack of socialization home school children get, but that’s why there’s many resources, my favorite as a movie buff has to be ADP Homeschool Movie, they have free curriculums, activities and you can plan outing to a movie that can really teach children something valuable. Isn’t that amazing? The current movie is a Dog’s Purpose and I don’t know about you but I can watch the preview without crying. As a dog lover it pulls so many heart strings.

You can check out the curriculum here and see everything I’m doing to prepare before and after the movie opens on 1/27. In preparation for ADP Homeschool Movie Day.

Would you include this wonderful movie in your curriculum? I know my son and I can’t wait to participate! 


Here’s the preview, but make sure you have tissues handy…

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