Macy’s Gift Card Sweepstakes | $10K In Gift Cards Being Given Away TODAY! #SpringIntoMacys

What would you do with a Macy’s Gift Card? I live in jeans and crops in the spring (one of the benefits of working from home), so for me, I would use a Macy’s Gift card to pick up a new pair of boyfriend jeans!

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Now that winter seems to be over (or at least, the snow is), it is time to start thinking about Spring Fashion and Macy’s is kicking it off by giving away $10,000 in free gift cards TODAY only!

Macy’s has teamed up with Savings.com and, starting at 9:00 AM PST through 4:00 PM PST (12:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST) you can enter to win one of 300 Macy’s Gift Cards at Savings.com today only (March 24, 2014)!

They are giving away:

  • 100 $50.00 gift cards
  • 200 $25.00 gift cards

So head on over to Savings.com starting at 9:00am PST (12:00pm EST) and enter to win! The giveaway ends at 4:00pm PST (7:00pm EST) TODAY March 24, 2014, so don’t wait to enter!

Once the entry period closes, the 300 winners will be selected on the day of the promotion AT RANDOM by Savings.com from all the email submissions.  Savings.com will ONLY use email submissions to notifiy the winners and send them their gift card code.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Savings.com

JORD Watch Giveaway

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So about a week ago, I got an email from the people at JORD asking me if I wanted to review one of their wood watches. I can often be out of the loop sometimes when it comes to fashion, so I had no idea that wood watches were becoming so popular! I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give them a look-see!

Fast forward to last week and I am in Indiana for a funeral and I asked my sister if she had ever heard of wood watches. She told me that she had just seen them on one of the morning shows as one of the top gifts for the year and that she was getting one for my nephew. My watch arrived the say after I got home from Indiana and I could immediately see why they are so popular. They are just GORGEOUS! I had an idea that they would be a little “clunky”, but that is the last thing that they are!

I received the Jord Ely watch in cherry and the watch would be great for both men and women! Each watch is crafted from 100% natural and sustainable materials and comes in a wood box, perfect for gift-giving (or just picking up for yourself). They would be great for an after-Christmas purchase, an anniversary or birthday gift or even Valentine’s Day. They come in cherry, ample, bamboo and more!

You really have to see it to appreciate how beautiful and well-crafted these watches are. They should make for a great conversation piece as well!

WIN IT!

I have a JORD Ely watch in cherry to give away.


To enter to win: Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite watch is from the JORD website.

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST) at which time I will pick a winner using the Comment Contest Plugin and notify the winner by email

Full Disclosure: JORD gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away.

Tupperware $100 Gift Card Giveaway! #wingiveaways

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Who doesn’t have memories of Tupperware? From the sippy cups that we had as a baby, to the nesting mixing bowls that you saw in your grandmother’s kitchen (and you just HAD to have when you set up your own home), Tupperware has been a part of almost everyone’s life (in one way or another).

If you were to open the “baking” cabinet in my house, you would see a Monument to Tupperware OCD.  I have the modular containers for all of my baking necessities – flour, sugar, powdered sugar, brown sugar, cornmeal, cornstarch….you name it!  I have had this system for about 20 years and I just LOVE it!

But Tupperware goes way beyond food storage and sippy cups!

I received the loaf pan (pictured above) and this will come in handy for so many things. I love making my own breads each week, but the Pumpkin Bread Mix that they sent along was such a quick & easy way to make pumpkin bread!

The newest addition to the Tupperware line is the UltraPro Ovenware line! Made from material that will change what you think is possible, UltraPro Ovenware is safe for the oven, microwave, fridge and freezer and is beautiful on the table. It is also dishwasher-safe!

Tupperware also has all sorts of  fun products for the kitchen – like the Saucy Silicone Spatula that can withstand heat up to 400º F/200º C. They have a large selection of items for kids, cooks, and as gifts – head over to the Tupperware Store online to check it all out.

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win a $100 Tupperware Gift Card! 

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know what Tupperware product you can’t live without in your life.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the @TupperwareUSCA giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88732

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Tupperware gave me a set for review purposes along with a gift card to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

Reeves Toy Giveaway #wingiveaways

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As my children get older, they are less and less interested in toys and games and more interested in video games, electronics and clothes. But one thing that I love is still giving them things that stimulate their mind, imagination and creativity. They do still like building toys and making things and these toys that Reeves sent me are going to be great additions under the tree this year!

I know that Jonathan (my middle one) will just love building the Red Toolbox Monster Truck and this will give him a nice project to work on with Daddy! Thomas will go nuts for the GeoMag Panels and I can see them taking up permanent residence on my kitchen table for a few weeks.

But I have to say – I am a little nervous about giving them the Marvin’s Magic 50 Pranks to Freak your Friends Gift Tin. It SAYS they are pranks to play on your friends, but I have a feeling that this will be one of the first toys opened and they will spend the car ride Christmas morning to my mother’s house figuring out the best pranks to pull on everyone while they are at Granny’s house!

If you are looking for some toys that stimulate the mind and imagination, these would be good ones to add to your list this Christmas!

The toys included in this giveaway are:

Red Toolbox Monster Truck

  • Kids construct, then decorate, and then play with their own handmade wooden toy
  • Encourages teamwork between parent and child as they work together to problem solve
  • Red Toolbox has multiple levels designed to challenge a range of levels
  • Red Toolbox toys can be built with mom or dad’s toolkit and some glue, but Red Toolbox tools can also be purchased, which are specially designed to fit a child’s smaller grip.

GeoMag Panels (44 piece)

  • Geomag consists of magnetic rods, which, when combined with non-magnetic spheres (balls) and plastic panels, allow the creation of unlimited structures!
  • There are no limits to what you can do with Geomag; the variety of shapes and their transformations make it possible to renew structures continuously
  • Stimulates creativity, logic, dexterity, sense of space, and helps teach principles of magnetism and geometry

Marvin’s Magic 50 Pranks to Freak your Friends Gift Tin

  • Includes everything you need to be a professional prankster, all in an amazing gift tin.
  • Practical jokes and stunts for the truly mischievous!

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win a Reeves Toy Prize Pack which includes the 3 items above! 

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know which of the toys listed above you think your children will enjoy the most.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the @ReevesIntlToys giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88724

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Reeves Toys gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

Giveaway | Formula 409 Holiday Baking and Cleaning Gift Pack! #wingiveaways

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With all the baking, cooking, and parties at this time of year, keeping the house (and especially the kitchen) can be a nightmare. I love to cook and bake, especially at this time of year, but hate the cleanup. It seems that I am not alone too – According to a recent survey, 58% of American would entertain more if they didn’t have to worry about the clean-up.

Luckily, Formula 409® makes it easy to clean up kitchen messes so you don’t have to fear the end of the night clean up from the big parties and meals. Formula 409 is not just for counters – it easily tackles the insides of stovehoods, cabinet doors and most surfaces. Formula 409 has you covered no matter where the cooking oil (or bacon grease) splatters!

Formula 409® Antibacterial All-Purpose cleaner easily cleans grease and other kitchen messes, while killing 99.9% of germs on hard non-porous surfaces. Formula 409® is also available in Glass & Surface Cleaner, Natural Stone & Steel Cleaner, and Carpet Spot & Stain Cleaner so you can clean many types of surfaces.

Make sure to visit Formula409.com for greasy content and to learn more about tackling holiday and everyday messes in the kitchen.

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win a Formula 409 Prize Pack! It includes fun bakeware (pictured above), but more importantly, the Formula 409® you’ll need to easily clean-up the mess

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know which of the products listed above your biggest cleaning challenge during the Holiday season.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the #Formula409 giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88720

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Formula 409 gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

Hollywood Secrets Prize Pack Giveaway #wingiveaways

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This is the time of year when it seems like everyone is having a party for the Holidays. We get dressed up in our best and head out and then something invariably happens to ruin the perfect look we wanted to have. Hollywood Fashion Secrets has a solution for most of your wardrobe “malfunctions” and their products make great stocking stuffers (or just products that you might want to buy for yourself as we head in to “party season”).

Each of the bloggers in the Win Giveaways group (see the complete list at the end of this post for more chances to win all of these giveaways) was given a complete prize pack and asked to focus their post on a certain item. Some of my friends were asked to write about eye makeup remover swabs (which are fabulous, by the way) or a deodorant-removing sponge for your clothes (also fabulous). Me? I got this:

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Ok ladies – let’s talk about something that we all know happens…..

Once upon a time, I was skinnier and two certain part of my body stood up all by themselves.  Those were the days that I was able to wear all those cute tops and dresses without a bra are gone, but there are still times that I need a a little something to avoid the ummmm….”headlights” look:  at the beach/pool, when I am wearing a sheer bra, etc.  The Hollywood Fashion Secrets Silicone Coverups are designed to help the people you are talking to focus on what you are saying, instead of…umm….other things.  They are self-adhesive and hypoallergenic and can be reused up to 25 times (just use the storage case that comes with the covers).

Bottom line – these nipple concealers “de-perkify” and deliver a smooth contour perfect for going braless. A key essential for strapless looks of the holiday season!

Check out these additional gift ideas for this holiday season:

  • Hollywood Fashion Tape – Hollywood Fashion Secrets’ most popular item – the original fashion tape and highest quality!
  • Fashion Tape Shapes – This tape delivers extreme hold for the most elegant holiday attire such as embellished and sequined fabrics.
  • Silicone Cover Ups – A best selling product, these cover ups deliver an even contour perfect for going braless or to “de-perkify”
  • Bra Converting Clip - Clips allow you to create your own racer-back bra to hide peek-a-boo straps. Added bonus: they lift breasts and create cleavage in the process!
  • Deodorant Removing Sponge – Quickly remove deodorant marks,pet hair and makeup powder from the LBD with this magical, reusable foam sponge.
  • Sweater Saver - This 100% natural long-lasting pumice stone quickly and safely removes pilling from wool sweaters, coats or blankets, as well as from synthetic knits. Couple it with a throw for a great holiday gift
  • Eye Make Up Corrector Swabs (NEW PRODUCT!) – These cotton swabs offer precise touch-ups that cotton balls or wipes can’t master. The swabs contain a Vitamin E & Aloe Vera formula. Snap the swab stick and touch up make-up while applying and for quick on-the-go touch ups.
  • Nail Polish Corrector Swabs (NEW PRODUCT!) – These cotton swabs offer precise touch-ups that cotton balls or wipes can’t master. The swabs contain a soy-base, acetone-free nail polish remover. Snap the swab stick and correct manis and pedis with ease.
  • Fashion Emergency Kit – great gift at just $15. Includes all you need to prevent or fix a fashion emergency. Great for upcoming resort season travel too!

You can learn more about all of the products listed above by visiting the giveaways posted by my fellow bloggers (see the bottom of this post for all the links).

Find more information about Hollywood Fashion Secrets on their websiteFacebookTwitter or PinterestYou can also find a list of stores where these products are available here.

The Hollywood Fashion Secrets team is always listening and ready to innovative for women everywhere. Send the HFS team your ideas of new products or needs. Head to HFS to ask the Fashion Fairy Godmother for advice or give them a new product idea.

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win a Hollywood Secrets Prize Pack, which includes all the of the products listed above!

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know which of the products listed above you would use the most often.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the Hollywood Fashion Secrets giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88695

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Hollywood Fashion Secrets gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

RC Extreme Hero Flying Iron Man Giveaway #wingiveaways

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One of the “must-have” toys this year for boys ages 8 & up this year is the Remote Controlled Extreme Hero Iron Man Flying Toy! My boys (and ok – even my husband and his “guy friends” in the neighborhood) really have a lot of fun with RC flying toys and they are all Iron Man fans. I have this toy safely hidden away for my 10-year old for Christmas morning and I know he is going to absolutely love it!

About the RC Extreme Hero Iron Man:

A full 19” long, the RC Extreme Hero Iron Man banks, soars dives and climbs, just like the real Iron Man. Made from lightweight yet durable, reinforced, structural foam, powered by high output twin engines, fueled by a built in, super capacity, rechargeable LiPo battery and driven by a custom programmed, extended distance 2.4 GHz controller, the RC Extreme Hero is the ultimate flying machine. Soar up to 300 feet in the air for 6-8 minutes per charge. Requires 6 AA batteries.

The Iron Man Flying Extreme Hero is even up up for an award in the Time to Play Mag People’s Play Awards and this video will show you why – it really is a great toy!

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win an RC Extreme Hero Flying Iron Man – an $80 value!

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know who on your Holiday gift list would most like to receive the RC Extreme Hero Flying Iron Man.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the RC Extreme Hero giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88681

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: EB Brands gave me a set for review purposes along with a gift card to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

Omnisax by Envirosax Giveaway! #wingiveaways

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I still remember the days when grocery stores would ask you “Paper or Plastic?”. These days, most cashiers will look at you strange if you DON’T have your own reusable bags! One thing I hate about my reusable bags is how much room that they take up in my car. Sure, I can put a bunch of them in 1, but they are still fairly bulky!

Envirosax bags are lightweight, portable, waterproof and each one holds the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags thanks to reinforced seams. They are come in all sorts of stylish designs and they easily roll up so small, you can easily toss them in your purse or glove compartment and never have an excuse to forget your reusable bags again!

Available individually or you can also buy them in pouches of 5 bags each.  When you buy them in a pouch, they all coordinate with each other and come in a carrying pouch to keep them all together.  Even 5 bags roll up in to almost nothing!  I have 2 of the pouches and together they take up no more room than if I were to throw a book or my iPad in my purse!

Aside from grocery shopping, these bags can be used for just about everything you need to carry. Take them to do your Christmas shopping and use less bags from each store. Use them to carry presents to Grandmas’s house on Christmas day. There are just infinite uses for your Omnisax by Envirosax!

Make sure to check out the Envirosax Black Friday Sale starting Thanksgiving Evening. SITE WIDE 50% OFF OMNISAX & ENVIROSAX BAGS for a limited time!
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WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win two pouches (Botanica Pouch and Garden Party Pouch), each containing five durable and stylish reusable bags…for a total of 10 bags.

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know your favorite Omnisax by Envirosax design.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the @Envirosax giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88647

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Envirosax gave me a set for review purposes along with a gift card to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

 

We Sing 80s and We Sing Pop Giveaway! #wingiveaways

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As adults, karaoke is something that we either love or hate, but I don’t many kids or teens who don’t love it!

What better way to get the family to spend time together after all the presents have been unwrapped than with We Sing by Nordic Games? My daughter loves to sing with her friends and they will just have a ball singing along with these.

We Sing Pop – With 30 sensational Pop songs from more than 6 decades, there are sure to be songs everyone will enjoy! From Bruno Mars to Sonny & Cher to Wham! to Lady Gaga, the lineup has a song for anyone! We sing Pop is also the first singing series to feature 4 singers at the same time. It has eight multiplayer Party Modes as well as Blind and Expert mode available in Solo game play.

It is currently available for Nintendo Wii for $29.99.  Additionally, two bundle packs containing 1 or 2 microphones are also available for $39.99 and $49.99, respectively. The 2 microphone bundle is available only from Amazon.com.

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We Sing 80s - while I am sure the kids will like this, We Sing 80s may be the only singing game that could actually get ME to do karaoke. It also has 30 iconic tracks from the 80s, 21 of which were worldwide #1 hits. 80s Music continues to be very popular, especially with people my age and this would be a great game to pull out at our next party or even informal get together (and our kids can have a ball laughing at us!). It is currently available for Nintendo Wii for $29.99.  Additionally, two bundle packs containing 1 or 2 microphones are also available for $39.99 and $49.99, respectively. The 2 microphone bundle is available only from Amazon.com.

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win both the We Sing Pop Microphone Bundle as well as the We Sing 80s Microphone Bundle.  Since each one includes 2 microphones, the winner will end up with 4 microphones total…perfect for any party!

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know what song on We Sing 80s or We Sing Pop that you and your friends would most like to sing.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the Nordic Games giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88652

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Nordic Games gave me a set for review purposes along with a gift card to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

 

Dayspring $100 Gift Card Giveaway #wingiveaways

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I have had the pleasure to work with Dayspring several times over the past few years and I am so thrilled that they are once again sponsoring our Win Giveways Holiday Bash! Dayspring is most known for their inspirational cards, but they also have a ton of gifts, home decor and jewelry. Everything that I have ever seen from them has been tasteful and elegant and a great way to further incorporate Christ in to your life.

Right now you can save 25% off your Dayspring purchase when you use the code HolidayBash2013. This is perfect for your Christmas shopping! Code expires November 25, 2013. Shipping is FREE with your $50+ order!

Over the past few years I have tried many of their collections, and this year I got to take a look at some items from their Redeemed Collection!

Redeemed – Redeemed & Blessed – Ceramic Cookie Jar – I bake cookies all the time for my children and we just love this cookie jar. The mini chalkboard on the front allows my to let the kids know what cookies are in the jar and the message on front is a reminder of Gods love for them. The heavy lid also acts as the perfect “alarm system” because I can always hear if they are trying to sneak a cookie between meals!

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Pray One for Another – Wooden Chalkboard Cross – Large – I chose the “Pray For One Another” Cross (there are other choices as well) and placed it on the bookshelf in our kitchen, right near where we keep the school supplies, my cookbooks and the kids DS games. Everyone takes turns deciding who or what we should pray for that day and the children have had some pretty creative ideas!

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Redeemed – Trust in Him – Wall Clock – This inspirational clock gives you a gentle to trust God at all times. The style is neutral enough that it will fit in to most rooms of your home!

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Redeemed – The Lord Is My Light – Decorative Lantern – used indoor or out, this vintage style lantern will enhance any area with light. Place a candle inside the lantern and it is a lovely reminder that “the Lord is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear?”! Also makes a great gift for all gift-giving occasions!

All of these would make a fabulous Christmas gift for someone. Dayspring also has a wide selection of Gift Suggestions for Him, Her, Kids and just about anyone else! I just love the Lisa Leonard jewelry too!

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win a $100 Gift Card for Dayspring

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know your favorite Dayspring item.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook ::
Enter to win the @DaySpringCards giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88636

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Dayspring gave me a set for review purposes along with a gift card to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

Giveaway | Veggie Tales Holiday Prize Pack #wingiveaways

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If you like to talk to tomatoes…if a squash can make you smile….then you are going to love this giveway! To kick off our 3rd annual Win Giveaway Holiday Giveaway Bash, I am giving away a Veggie Tales Holiday Prize Pack!

Veggie Tales have been a big part of my family’s life for quite a long time..to the point where I am more than a little sad that my children are getting to big to still want to watch them. *I* still really love the Veggie Tales. The shows carry a great message of faith, love, forgiveness and morality, but are always entertaining. I cherish the memories that I have of snuggling with my children on the sofa watching the videos and singing along to the Silly Songs with Larry.

Veggie Tales has a new DVD to add to their Christmas lineup this year: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas. In this DVD “Merry Larry” sets off on an adventure to find out what Christmas is all about. It even features Si Robertson (of “Duck Dynasty” fame) as Silas the Okra!

Other Christmas favorites include:

And Now it’s Time for Silly Songs with Larry: The Complete Collection: Who doesn’t love a cucumber that sings about hairbrushes? This collection of 35 fan favorites will surely make both you and your children smile!

A Very Veggie Christmas Countdown! Lift-the-Flap Board Book: On each page of this lift-the-flap board book, favorite VeggieTales characters are preparing for Christmas — from decorating the house to donning crazy Christmas sweaters to assembling the Nativity scene — while counting down the 10 days until Christmas.

The Ultimate Christmas Collection: Pop this 2-disc DVD set in and prepare for a Veggie Tales Christmas marathon! Includes 6 Holiday favorites and 25 Favorite Christmas songs!

WIN IT!

1 Moms Need To Know reader will win the Veggie Tales Christmas Prize Pack described (and pictured) above

To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)

1. Leave a comment letting me know your favorite Veggie Tales character.

To increase your chances of winning, there are optional entries available for you, which are:

:: Quick Message to Copy and Paste on Twitter or Facebook::
Enter to win the @VeggieTales giveaway on @mindicherry at http://momsneedtoknow.com/?p=88616

This giveaway will remain open until Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00pm (EST). The winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner by that time, a new winner will be selected

Visit my fellow Win Giveaways teammates and enter their Giveaways too!

Good luck!

(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)

Full Disclosure: Veggie Tales gave me a set for review purposes along with another to give away. This post was written entirely by me and was not edited by the sponsor.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi From McCormick + Giveaway!

This post brought to you by McCormick & Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love Shrimp Scampi but it usually isn’t one of the meals that I think of when I think of my “quick meal ideas”. It’s something that I order when I am in a restaurant because I just don’t want to be bothered with making it.  The people at McCormick.com asked me to give making Shrimp Scampi using their Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi spice packet.

The great thing about this recipe is that I usually have some raw shrimp in the freezer that I will pick up when it is on sale and other than the spice packet, all the ingredients are ones that you probably have on hand in your pantry! It was so quick to make, I actually ended up having to wait for my pasta to be done cooking, even though I put the water on to boil before I started making the scampi!

You will need:

  • 1 package McCormick Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Seasoning Mix
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 2 tablespoons dry wite wine (optional)
  • 8 oz linguine or other pasta (I like thin spaghetti)

To make the scampi:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain well
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until bubbling.
  3. Add shrimp and Seasoning mix.  Cook and stir for about 4 minutes until the shrimp turns pink
  4. Add lemon juice or wine, if desired.
  5. Add pasta to the skillet and toss well to coat.
  6. Serve with grated parmesean cheese, if desired.

Like I said, this was super-easy to make!  The only one in my family who would try it (they all have a “thing” about fish…makes me NUTS) was my 10-year old and he loves all things butter and garlic.  He gobbled it up (which stinks because I was hoping for some leftovers for lunch the next day!).

One last tip that I wanted to give you (because this took a long time for me to learn).  Do you see how nice and plump my shrimp are and that they aren’t overcooked and shrivelled? The key to getting your shrimp looking like that is to make sure that your butter and oil are REALLY hot before you add the shrimp to the pan.  The shrimp should almost immediately turn pink the second it hits the pan.  If your oil isn’t hot enough, you will actually end up “boiling” your shrimp in the oil and that is how you end up with overcooked and rubbery shrimp!  Please – a shrimp is a terrible thing to waste!

I made a quick Instagram video while cooking this dish – make sure you check out the wonderful sound of the sizzling shrimp.  That is what you want!

 

 

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