Toddler Nutrition with Enfagrow #ad

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Y’all may know by now, I’m dealing with two super-finicky eaters, which is why I was delighted to try out Enfagrow as a part of this sponsored post program.  Y’all may further know by now of my efforts to thwart those picky habits with a variety of picky-tot pleasers.

One thing that has emerged greatly since my children were born was the vast benefits of DHA, something that I cannot provide for my kids in things like regular cow’s milk – which they would chug all. day. long, if I let them!  That’s why I was super-pleased to learn Enfagrow has DHA in their toddler products! [Read more…]

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--Barbara

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Keurig Recipe Roundup

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Keurig recipes

I was recently given a Keurig K45 Elite to review, and was excited to share my opinions and findings with y’all.  In full disclosure, I am not a coffee drinker.  There.  The truth is out there.  However, I do LOVE a good cup of tea, and my kids can down a cup of hot chocolate faster than I could even type this sentence – so I thought trying out the Keurig was a good idea.  Also, my mother- and father-in-law were in town, and volunteered to try out the various coffees.

First, the Keurig is a great tool for folks who like variety, convenience, and quick service.  The Keurig system allows you to make a single cup within just a matter of minutes (or, like 90 seconds, give or take), while providing the flexibility of easily making other flavors, or tea, or hot chocolate with a simply snap of the k-cup.  So if you entertain, the Keurig and its k-cup system are a good way to offer your guests a variety of drink options.  And see all these snazzy recipes below, they’re so creative and delicious, they just may blow your mind!

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The drawbacks?  Any Keurig system has a bit of built-in “waste”, with the individual k-cups, and packaging for these – more packaging than, say, a bag of coffee grounds.  However, you can purchase a k-cup reusable filter for under ten bucks, to lessen the environmental impact.

Additionally, the cost of those k-cups add up quickly.  It is, by far, much cheaper to brew a good ol’ fashioned pot of coffee at home.  But, it’s the k-cup is still cheaper than Starbucks.  If you like to drink a wide variety of coffee and teas, and if you only drink a single cup each day, than the Keurig system may be a good option.

Now, on to the good stuff: the recipes!  I have the privledge of networking with some amazing bloggers, who shared with me some equally ahhh-mazing recipes with which you can utilize your Keurig brewing system.

 

 Keurig Recipe Roundup

First, I’m going to start with the absolutely scrumptious desserts, because, well, we should always start with a treat, right?

Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes

 

I know, only three dessert recipes.  I’m such a tease!  But I promise, many of these drinks are rich enough to stand in place of a dessert!  #nomnom indeed!  (….or #slurpslurp ??)

Almond Extract Tea (with a surprise twist!)

Baileys Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake

Bourbon Hot Cocoa Recipe

Chai Tea Latte Mix

Copycat Coffeehouse Frappe

Creamy Iced Coffee

Cup o’Co

Homemade Frozen Mocha

Hot Chocolate Martini

Hot Cocoa w/Rum

Instant Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Mocha Eggnog

Nutella Hazelnut Coffee ….because Nutella….

Skinny Mocha Frappe

White Chocolate French Vanilla Latte

Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint Mocha Iced Coffee

Southern Sweet Tea  (I’m biting my tongue – y’all know my stance on sweet tea!)  😉

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Are you #NoseBlind? Febreze Coupons + giveaway

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This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, however, all opinions are 100% mine.

***Giveaway closed.  Winner announced below.***

So we’ve all seen the Febreze commercials over the years, where blind-folded “testers” smell a freshly Febreze’d space, remarking how lovely it all smells, only to take off their blind fold and see the nastiness surrounding them.  That would be the definition of “noseblind.”

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Have you taken the Febreze #noseblind challenge yourself?  I recently put my parents to the challenge.  (And, sorry, my gruff dad and shy mom simply would NOT allow me to put their pictures on the blogosphere – sigh!)  First, we took a survey asking about the smells in my home.  …I, of course, didn’t really detect anything in my home, because it’s my home – I’m used to the smells.  Then, we popped some popcorn, and took another survey.  It was no surprise I thought the house smelled of popcorn, right?  Then, we enjoyed the popcorn, and had an extended playdate with my kiddos.  We took a third survey, about an hour and a half later.  The smell of popcorn was still there, slightly lingering, but we really had to …erm?  stretch to smell it.  Finally, we

Then we educated ourselves about the human olfactory system (that’s a fancy word for your sense of smell!), and how our nose can become “desensitized” to odors over time.  Hence: noseblind.  I experienced this phenomenon a few weeks ago, when I had the oh-so-lovely task of helping my husband haul off scrap wood at the dump.  (Don’t be jealous, y’all!)  If you’ve never experience the stench of a dump, be thankful.  I truly wish I had brought a mask, or a clothes pin, or …something.  (Febreze, perhaps?)  The first few minutes were agonizing, as the gagging smell was SO strong.  But after a while, things got a little less intense because my nose had become used to the odor.

However, once we got back home, my children IMMEDIATELY noticed the smell, because it had mingled in with our clothes.  Ugh. …wished I’d had a good ol’ bottle of Febreze then!  I may or may not have DOUSED myself in it after that ordeal.

I digress.  My long-winded point is this: we all become noseblind to the things we are around for extended periods of time, including the odors in our own household.  Febreze doesn’t just mask odors, it eliminates them, and offers a pleasant alternative to stinky odors.

Of course, I wouldn’t be Atlanta’s Frugal Mom if I didn’t offer you ways to SAVE on Febeze, right?  Make sure you print out these great HIGH-VALUE Febreze coupons, to stretch your savings further – print them now before they’re gone!!

 $1.00 off ONE Febreze Candle  $1.00 off ONE Febreze Fabric Refresher  $1.00 off ONE Febreze Noticeables Refill
 Febreze Coupons - $0.75 off ONE Febreze Air Effects  Febreze Coupons - $0.75 off ONE Febreze Set/Stick & Refresh  Febreze Coupons - $0.75 off ONE Febreze Car Vent Clip


Now, would you like to win this Febreze gift pack, along with a $60 AMEX card?  (Duh!  Who wouldn’t?!?)  The prize pack includes:

  • 1 Febreze Air Effects
  • 1 Febreze Fabric Refresher
  • 1 Febreze Noticeables with refill
  • 1 Febreze Candle
  • $60 AMEX card

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It’s simple, first, comment below telling me where in your life you’ve become “noseblind” and could use Febreze.  Then, fill out the form below – and make sure to comment, Tweet, or “share” on Facebook daily for extra entries!  Good luck, y’all!!

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Sweetbay Becomes Winn-Dixie

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This post was created in partnership with Winn Dixie. All opinions are my own.

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Have you heard the news?  Sweetbay becomes Winn Dixie!  There are so many many many reasons why this is fantastic news for all my Florida readers.  (Seriously, I *wish* there was a Winn Dixie closer to me!)

So for my Sweetbay peeps (yep, that includes my sweet MIL!), keep these points in mind as Sweetbay becomes Winn Dixie:

  • New Name, Same People – the name’s changed, but the familiar faces and friendly customer service hasn’t.  You’ll still see all the folks you know and love from Sweetbay, they’ll just be daunting Winn Dixie digs instead of Sweetbay.
  • Double the Deals  – Winn-Dixie offers so many new ways to save with programs like Dependable Deals, e-coupons and fuel perks!  Brush up on their coupon policy and how they double coupons.
  • More Sales in Every Aisle – Winn-Dixie’s made it easier than ever to save more on the items you buy most.

The bottom line is this: there’s no need to panic if you’ve been a die-hard Sweetbay shopper for years and years.  All the things you’ve come to love aren’t going anywhere – instead, you’re GAINING all the brilliant savings and service that Winn Dixie has come to represent.  See when you’re Sweetbay store is transitioning here.

For the coupon curious: here’s a brief synapsis of Winn Dixie coupon usage. Winn-Dixie has the following guidelines and limitations for coupons, special promotions and programs:

  • Coupons presented for items that are part of the Make-a-Meal, Double Play or What-a-Deal promotion will only validate for redemption on the MAIN item in the deal. Coupons for the free items will require store management approval.
  • “Stacking” is permitted; stacked coupons will redeem when one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon are used on the same item.
  • “Cash Back” can only be applied to any additional items within the purchase and cannot be applied to sales tax.
  • WIC and SNAP transactions that include coupons which exceed the value of the coupon items are ineligible for “cash back” or application to other items within the purchase.
  • Limits specified on coupons must be followed.
  • All coupon purchase requirements must be met.
Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Fisher Nut Exactly debut + giveaway!

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Holy Mary, mother of popcorn!  I have found my newest addiction: Fisher Nut Exactly.  I was sent a package of this amazing treat, and -to be honest- I just can’t bear to share it with my family!  Shhh, don’t tell ’em!  It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty and crunchy.  Seriously: this is Good.  Stuff.  Yet, surprisingly, I don’t feel the need to chow down on the whole bag – a handful satisfy my sweet tooth, then I’m done.

Fisher Nuts is launching a first-of-its-kind snack product – Fisher Nut Exactly – exclusively at Costco stores in the Southeast. This snack contains no artificial ingredients and is created with the perfect combination of crunchy roasted almonds and whole grain popcorn, rolled into a snack-sized bite that’s dipped in rich 66% cacao real dark chocolate.

With Fisher Nut Exactly’s sweet yet savory taste it’s the perfect snack for entertaining and will appeal to everyone. Fisher Nut Exactly arrives soon in the Southeat, and will be available April 6th at Costco stores throughout the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee).

Costco stores throughout the Southeast will also have sampling of Fisher Nut Exactly on:
·         Sunday, April 6th
·         Saturday, April 12th
·         Wednesday, April 16th
·         Saturday, April 26th

So -if nothing else- you can go get your snack on at Costco.  — I know I will! 😉

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Now, would you like a chance to WIN a Fisher Nut Exactly prize pack?  One lucky winner will get a bag of Fisher Nut Exactly, as well as a $50 Costco gift card.  Not too shabby, huh?  It’s simple.  Simply comment below telling me which part of the Fisher Nut Exactly snack sounds most intriguing to you, OR what you would do with a $50 Costco gift card.  (You can comment daily for more entries!) Then fill out the form below, and Tweet and share daily on Facebook to increase your odds of winning!  Good luck, y’all!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Alpha-Bits Spelling – Encouraging Emerging Readers

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Post Alpha-bits cereal and the Little Free Library.  I was given a form of compensation in exchange for this post.

Alpha-Bits Spelling

My freshly-five-year-old daughter is becoming an emerging reader, and thus an emerging speller these days.  (Yep, I’m gonna pat myself on the back just a little bit for that!)  We’ve practiced sight words to no end, but now that she’s interested in spelling, I decided it was time to start seeing what she could do with her writing/spelling skills.

Yesterday we had the perfect opportunity to play around with her spelling skills.  And snack a little too.  We used a little glue, cardstock, markers, sight word cards (for reference), and assorted Post Alpha-bits cereal pieces.  We dubbed it “Alpha-Bits Spelling”. [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Jen Jen House: Super Cute Prom Dresses at Great Prices

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This is a sponsored campaign with Mums the Word Network and Jen Jen House.  All opinions, however, are all my own.

So my beautiful little (almost) five-year-old girl is WAYS away from needing a prom dress anytime soon – of course, her daddy would like to prolong prom for another twenty-five or thirty years.  😉  What I can tell you is, we want our little girl to be able find a dress that’s fashionable, but tasteful.  Granted, short of dressing like a nun, there’s probably little her daddy will approve of, but even the dresses I found at Jen Jen House would get the most protective daddy’s approval, as well as the daughter’s.

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I perused through their selection, and in spite of my personal lack of fashion sense, was quite impressed with what they had to offer.  Makes me wish I was 15 years younger again…  The site is super-easy to navigate, and allows users to customize their search, so each gal can find the dress meant for her.

One feature I found appealing with Jen Jen House is all dresses on their website can be custom made to exact measurements if you provide them with your custom sizes.  So, that means, every girl -no matter what her shape or size- can find the dress of her dreams.  Sizes range from 2 all the way to 26w.

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And I wouldn’t be Atlanta’s FRUGAL Mom if I didn’t comment on the prices.  They’re totally affordable!  Right now, through February 20, you can get 55% off your order, plus 70% off shipping.  I recommend checking RetailMeNot for future weekly deals.

So if you’re in the market for a prom dress, either for yourself or a loved one -of if you’re just feeling whimsical- check out the selection at Jen Jen House!  Comment below with which dresses are your favorite.  🙂

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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LeapFrog LeapReader™ “Ready, Set, Read & Write!

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Disclosure: I received free LeapFrog LeapReader™ products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty.  The opinions expressed here, as well as (some of) the cute kids are all mine.

When a big ol’ box of LeapFrog LeapReader™ products showed up at my door recently, I literally did the happy dance.  (…and just be glad no one was around to see that sad mess…)  I had the distinct pleasure of being chosen to host a LeapReader™ party, a privilege given to only select bloggers, as I later learned!  Included in my party kit were:

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Dirty Secrets: My Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Review + giveaway

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I was recently given a complimentary use of the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine, in exchange for this review.  All opinions, and nasty carpet pictures, are completely mine.

I have a terrible confession to make: in over six years living in our home, we’ve never cleaned our carpets.  For over four years, they’ve been riddled with little kid grime; yet, we somehow just never got around to getting the carpets cleaned, even though it was always on our long list of things to do.  *sigh*

I digress.

When I was approached with an opportunity to try out the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine in my home for a trial period, my husband and I both eagerly jumped at the chance!  Tanya from Fizz Word of Mouth Marketing dropped it off, and that very weekend, we got to cleaning!

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Well, actually, I was putting the kids down for their naps, and my husband took over the carpet cleaning duties.  To be honest, I never got to even TOUCH the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine during the entire trial period — my husband was in.  the.  zone.  So, to be perfectly clear, this review is really a second-hand account of HIS use of the machine.  But I assure you, it was an incredible experience.  😉

The Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine proved to be light weight, even when full of the sloshy water and cleaning fluid.  I’m not sure if you were supposed to vacuum the carpets before hand -remember, my husband took control and you know men and directions….  In any case, we didn’t, but the dirt was just effortlessly pulled away from our carpets, rugs, stairs (all three flights!), and couches.

Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine in action

The day we did this, it was overcast outside (imagine that, during this summer in Atlanta!), so it was difficult to get great pictures contrasting the clean and dirty carpets.  But I managed to capture a few, mainly the rugs in our den.  First, my husband did the big one, so I put the runner OVER it afterwards, for comparison purposes.  You can clearly see the difference!  This is in a super-high traffic area, but those filthy rugs didn’t stand a chance against the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine!

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With enthusiasm -and the “help” of our daughter, dressed as Princess Merida- we tackled the whole house: all the carpet upstairs (including four bedrooms and a super long hallway), all the downstairs rugs, our carpeted dining room and formal living room, the finished basement (half carpeted), as well as front stair case, back stair case, and the basement stairs.

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All in all, each time we poured that nasty water tank in to the laundry room sink, we were assured that we were successfully lifting the grime out of our house.  Okay, and we were equally disgusted with the level of filth we’ve been walking upon, and our KIDS had been playing in!  With each dumping of the water tank, we felt a little -um- relief knowing that the grimy layer of disgust was literally going down the drain and OUT OF OUR HOUSE!

Enter for a chance to win a rental of the
Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine!

Would you like a chance to try out this bad boy?  I’m offering five vouchers each good for a 24-hour rental period (a $24.99 value) of the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine.  It’s super simple, just comment below on which room(s) you’d most love to tackle with the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine, then fill out the entry form here.

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And even if you’d don’t win, grab this coupon, good for $5 off your rental.  Your local Lowes Home Improvement store offers rental of this machine, as well as the Bissell Pawsitivity Clean Machine, which is designed for pet owners.  …..now, go enter to win a free rental trial!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Save a little cash on your next Six Flags Over Georgia visit

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This is a sponsored post, for which I received compensation.  However, all opinions are my own.  Super-special thanks to Octopus Mommy, for sharing a few pictures of her recent trip to Six Flags Over Georgia!

 

Just because school is back in session for most of the metro area doesn’t mean summer is officially over! Squeeze every last ounce of out this summer.  Cross off one “must do” this summer, and keep a little extra in your pockets with coupons to Six Flags Over Georgia!

 

Six Flags Over Georgia Thunder River

You just can’t go to Six Flags without experience a classic, like Thunder River!

As part of their recent marketing partnership with Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta-based Pantech Mobile and AT&T are providing coupons offering a $15 discount for in-person admission to Six Flags Over Georgia and $20 discount off online admission. The  in-person discount will be available at AT&T retail stores across Atlanta, Greenville, SC and Birmingham, Ala. The online coupon can be downloaded at www.pantechusa.com/sixflagsoffer.  In addition to the coupon, if you’re a Discover card holder, you can enjoy some additional perks.

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One feature to check out this year at Six Flags include The Georgia Scorcher, which has been re-themed with graphics featuring Pantech Mobile and AT&T, and exclusive video spots from Pantech’s recent Discover marketing campaign will be shared through the in-park Six Flags TV network. A Pantech Mobile-branded media panel mister will be featured in the park to keep guests cool.

Six Flags Over Georgia - Sky Screamer

Other must-see features this year include the SkyScreamer, an extreme swing that’ll take you up 24 stories high!  And the whole family will enjoy Bugs Bunny and Friends show, as well as the Looney Tunes Dance Off.  And, of course, there’s the classics, like Thunder River and even Tweety’s Swings for the wee ones.

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Mark your calendars: Pantech Mobile and AT&T will host a Demo Day Sept. 7 – when Six Flags Over Georgia will capture guests having fun through photos taken on a Pantech smartphone. Guests can then receive their free Pantech/AT&T-branded digitally-framed photo via text or email.  It’s a super-cute, super-easy, instant souvenir!

Additionally, Six Flags over Georgia offers Military appreciation days, as well as “Live and Local” shows.  Check calendar for specific events.

So grab your discounted tickets and enjoy a day of fun at Six Flags Over Georgia!

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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