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Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Loaded Mashed Potatoes giveaway!

Janice – you are the winner!! Congratulations!!

Please send me your address and I’ll get the prize pack in the mail to you as soon as possible :)

Giveaway: Loaded Mashed Potatoes Prize Pack

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed.

Seriously – I get to give away mashed potatoes. How cool is that?! Betty Crocker – through MyBlogSpark – sent me a cool package that included instant mashed potatoes. But not just any ol’ mashed potatoes. Flavored mashed potatoes. Fully Loaded mashed potatoes! There’s also a measuring cup, a mixing bowl, a cool red scraper, and a potholder with a magnet in it.

The potatoes themselves were okay. I mean, they tasted pretty good, but I got out of the habit of cooking instant mashed potatoes, so the consistency threw me for a loop. They were incredibly easy to make…and Mike and I actually used the potatoes as a base for some other stuff we were cooking though, so it worked out really well.

As there’s always an official blurb provided, here it is:

With a taste that is just like homemade, new Betty Crocker “Loaded Mashed” potatoes are made with 100% real russet potatoes, and a blend of real seasonings and natural flavors like bacon, cheese, chives, and sour cream.

Add Betty Crocker flavored mashed potatoes to your favorite recipe for an ideal addition to any dinner-time dish. With nine tasty varieties to choose from, like Four Cheese and Sweet Potato, and a great value price, Betty Crocker flavored mashed potatoes are the perfect go-to side dish for your favorite meals.

For more information, visit BettyCrocker.com, and be sure to follow Betty Crocker on Twitter and “Like” the Facebook page to keep up with all of the latest news on your Betty Crocker favorites!

To Enter to Win the Prize Pack:

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

You have until Midnight on Wednesday, May 25th to enter. The winner will be posted on Thursday the 26th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • What foods would you try with the Loaded Mashed Potatoes?

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • What other flavors of Betty Crocker Mashed potatoes would you try?
  • Tweet about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to it.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

There’s also a coupon for the Loaded Mashed Potatoes! http://bit.ly/bcloadedcoupon

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Box Tops for Education post. I have a few new ideas for items to look for in the store :)

Laura R – Random.org chose you as the winner!! Congratulations!!

Send your address to me and I’ll get the prize pack out to you :)

Giveaway: Box Tops for Education Prize Pack

I have a stack of box tops waiting to head to Burke and Maggie’s school – the Parent Advisory Committee (of which I’m treasurer) collects them. I think this year alone, we’ve earned over $500 through box tops! (Hm. I should probably know the exact number as treasurer, but I don’t have that in front of me right now…) Anyway – it’s FREE money for the school if you get the parents involved. Who doesn’t want free money??

I can’t even believe all the stuff Box Tops for Education through MyBlogSpark sent to me! And all of it – of course – has box tops that I can use for Burke and Maggie’s school! Everything fit in this super-huge Ziploc bag (seriously, you could fit a comforter in this thing). In no particular order: Hi-Lighters, ZooPals funtensils, Avery NoteTabs, Avery PocketTabs, Avery Name Tags, a USB thumb drive, a tumbler (that is perfect for my iced tea!), Hefty paper (well, not-really-paper) plates, Hefty plastic cups, Ziploc freezer bags, Ziploc Twist ‘n Loc containers, a Golden Grahams bar, a Box Tops car decal, a Box Tops magnet, a packet (not pictured because I forgot) of Land O Lakes coupons, a box (not pictured because I put it away and forgot about it) of cereal, and two (not pictured because I already ate them) Chex Mix single-serve bags.

Guess what? I get to give one of these prize packs away!!!

Here’s the official blurb they provided:

Since 1996, schools have earned more than $375 million through Box Tops for Education, a program that allows you to give back to your local school.  With Box Tops coupons available on over 250 products, it’s easy to start clipping and collecting to help local schools in need. Keep an eye out for Box Tops and start your own collection today. You can also earn eBox Tops by shopping online through the Box Tops Marketplace and be sure to check out the BTFE website to find out what your school’s goal is!

To Enter to Win the Prize Pack:

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

You have until Midnight on Wednesday, April  27th to enter. The winner will be posted on Thursday the 28th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • Does your school collect Box Tops?

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • What’s your favorite Box Top item?
  • Tweet about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to it.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Book Giveaway! I now have a few new ideas for how to let each kid know they’re my favorite :)

Mel – you are the winner!! Congratulations!!

I know where you are, so I’ll get the prize pack out to you ;)

Giveaway: You’re All My Favorites

Sorry, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

I’ve been reading You’re All My Favorites by Sam McBratney to Logan each night before bed. To say that this story is incredible for families with more than one kid is an understatement.

This wonderful story is about a family of bears: mom, dad, and 3 baby bears. Each night, they’re told that they’re all the best bears in the world – which makes them feel safe and secure until one night when they ask which one is the favorite. The mommy bear’s answer to each baby bear is fantastic!!

This is one of Logan’s favorite books. And I’m thinking that I should probably round up Burke and Maggie and read it to them too – that just hasn’t happened yet. (Bad Mommy! ;) )

Because I love this book so much – I want to give one to you!!

To Enter to Win the book:

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

You have until Midnight on Wednesday, March 9th to enter. The winner will be posted on Thursday the 10th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • How do you let your kids know that they are all your favorites?
    (or … do you have a favorite? Is it known?)

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • Was there a moment that one of your kids asked if another was your favorite?
  • Twitter about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

Disclaimer: I did not receive this book from anyone to review; I will not be receiving a copy to give away. I just love the book and wanted to share (and will be doing so out of my own pocket).

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Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Parfait Delight Giveaway! I now have a few new ideas for what to bring on our next picnic!

Jessica – you are the winner!! Congratulations!!

I know where you are, so I’ll get the prize pack out to you ;)

If you didn’t win, you can still visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/c7a4/ to download a printable coupon for $0.50 towards the purchase of Yoplait Delights parfait yogurt today!

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