Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stock Up and Save on your favorite P&G Products at Walmart (Plus a Walmart Gift Card Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post.  The Walmart Gift Cards and information have been provided by P&G.  All opinions in this post are honest and my own.  

We love P&G products!  As a kid, I remember my Mom buying P&G items and as a mom myself, I am continuing the family loyalty to the brands I grew up using!

Tide is my absolute favorite P&G product, while Joe's favorite is Bounty.  So, when we found out about Walmart's Stock Up and Save event for P&G products (during the month of April), I made sure to stock up on those items. You can never have too much laundry detergent or paper towels, especially with kids in the house!

Summer is almost here and soon we'll be spending most of our days outside playing.  Grace has a knack for getting dirty anywhere, so I will be thankful that I am stocked up on my favorite laundry detergent to get her clothes their cleanest!

In addition to picking up my usual Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent in the original scent (love it!), I also grabbed a bottle of Tide Simply Clean & Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent.  It's priced lower than the original, so I figured since it's a brand I trust, it's worth giving a try!

As I said, Grace really manages to get dirty and make messes.  So, paper towels are always a must-have in our home.  I'll admit, in a pinch we've given other paper towels a try.  Whether it's been another name brand or just a store brand, but none ever come close to Bounty for getting the job done.  Aside from being the best at absorbing messy spills, I love that Bounty has Select-A-Size rolls! No more using full-size sheets for smaller messes!

As you can see in the photo above, Joe didn't waste any time opening up the package of Bounty!  He likes to keep a couple rolls in his truck at all times!

P&G products available during the Stock Up and Save Event at Walmart are:

  • Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent 
  • Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong Toilet Paper 
  • Bounty Mega Roll Select-A-Size Paper Towels
  • Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers 
  • Pampers Swaddlers Huge Pack
  • Tampax Pearl Plastic, Super Absorbency
  • Always Ultra Thin Long Super Unscented Pads
  • Always Discreet Maximum Underwear
  • Always Discreet Moderate Regular Length Pads
The nice people at P&G not only provided me with a gift card so that I could stock up on their products, they are also allowing me to give away a $25 Walmart gift card to one lucky reader so that they can purchase some of their favorite P&G products!  Isn't that so awesome?!  

Entering is easy using the rafflecopter form below.  We just ask that entrants are 18 years or older and a resident of the United States.  Giveaway winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.   

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BAM, Upper Bucks Spring Bazaar benefiting Morning Star

Today, my friend Emily would like to tell you about a fundraiser she has organized locally.

Emily writes:
While attending a local farmer's market this summer, I had the pleasure of meeting many new neighbors and small businesses in the local community.  One family we met, we learned was involved with a local charity that struck our hearts.  They invited us to a banquet benefiting that charity, and I got to learn more about them and what they do. That local charity is Morning Star, and to see the impact it has made in their lives.  
Morning Star offers support, help and education to young mothers facing a crisis pregnancy.  When a young woman comes to them, they offer help with obtaining medical care, parenting classes, life skills classes, education, job assistance and housing assistance when they are ready to leave the home.  They not only make sure the mothers are taken care of during the pregnancy, but are prepared for their life after the babies arrive, so they can expect a hopeful future.  
I was moved to try to do something to help the maternity home, and as my major skill sets revolve around event planning, I committed to help plan a fundraiser for Morning Star.  I also happen to be the co-admin of "Businesswomen and Mompreneurs (BAM), Upper Bucks", a local networking group for Moms.  We chose Morning Start as the beneficiary of our first annual Spring Bazaar.  
We are planning a fun, family-friendly event, complete with vendors, raffles, food, games, crafts and entertainment.  There will be balloon animals, face painting, character costumes, a fun phot booth, chair massage and more!  
We will be hosting the Spring Bazaar on 
Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 2:00 to 7:00pm, at the Highland Park Camp Meeting Dining Hall,  at 415 Highland Park Road, Sellersville, PA 18960

You can find more information about the event at:  Morning Star Fundraising Event

Emily has offered our readers a free raffle ticket...just print the photo below:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#ReliefIsHere Vick's DayQuil and NyQuil Severe Combo Packs Get You Through Cold & Flu Season

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G.

Every year, during the holidays, Grace and I tend to get sick.  We visit family, someone sneezes, and that's it!  We're sick for the rest of the holiday season.  It never fails.

I knew when Grace started school this year that she would start bringing home all sorts of germs and sicknesses, I just wasn't aware that it would be so often!  So far, she and the rest of our household have been sick enough times for her to miss 6 days of school from September through February.  Add in the weekends and holiday breaks that we've been feeling under the weather and that's a lot of sick days!  In a conversation with a friend, we determined that sharing germs is the main lesson taught to our 5 and 6 year olds in Kindergarten!

Thanks to SheSpeaks along with P&G, we are ready for the next bout of colds & flu with a Vick's DayQuil Severe and NyQuil Severe combo pack!

I don't know about you, but when I am sick, I like to be snuggled on the couch with pillows and blankets with a fire going in the fireplace along with a bunch of other necessities to make me more comfortable while recovering:

  • hot tea
  • pulp-free orange juice with lots of ice
  • old movies
  • books/magazines 
  • snow cones for a scratchy throat
  • Vick's VapoRub
  • tissues
  • of course, chicken soup and lots of rest
The lots of rest portion of that list isn't always realistic, but luckily, Grace can be somewhat sympathetic to mommy feeling yucky.  Especially, if she had just recently dealt with a bug herself. Often, she will snuggle with me or play quietly in her room while I have control of the TV for once! 

In addition to my home remedy list above, Joe and I have always made sure to keep our medicine basket well-stocked with DayQuil and NyQuil products.  Joe prefers the liquid form while I always opted for the gel tabs.  So, I was excited to be given the opportunity to try this new maximum strength version.

Vick's NyQuil Severe and DayQuil Severe are available in both liquid and caplet form and are available in a convenient combo pack containing both the non-drowsy and night time relief dosages for temporary relief of common cold and flu symptoms:

  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sinus Congestion and pressure
  • Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Reduces swelling of nasal passages
  • Temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
  • Promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage 
Since Vick's NyQuil/DayQuil Severe Cold and Flu Combo Packs are available at Walmart (both online at and in the store), it's easy to stock up on all that you need to get you through the rest of the cold and flu season!  

Follow along via social media to learn more about Vick's NyQuil/DayQuil Severe Cold and Flu: 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder with Bacon

Chicken Corn Chowder is one of our favorite soups.  One that I make several times a year, but usually a different recipe each time.  This is at the top of my list at the moment.  The flavors are wonderful and the recipe is so easy to prepare using the slow cooker.  I threw this together in the morning and let it cook while I did the rest of my chores around the house that day.  It was great not having to figure out dinner by the time I was finished my other tasks!

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder with Bacon
     Adapted from: Damn Delicious

  • 1-2 lbs red potatoes, diced 
  • 1 yellow onion, diced 
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 16 oz. frozen corn
  • 3 Tbs. flour 
  • 1 tsp. Thyme 
  • 1 tsp. Oregano 
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper 
  • 6 cups chicken broth 
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 slices thick bacon, cooked and crumbled 
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and diced
To prepare: 
  • Place the potatoes,onion and bell pepper in the crock pot.  
  • Stir in the flour. 
  • Pour in the frozen corn and combine well.  
  • Add seasonings and chicken broth.  
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours.  
  • Stir in the heavy cream, chicken and bacon.  Allow to cook for another 15-20 minutes or until heated through.  
Yum!  So, so good!  This soup really hit the spot after a busy day!  We'll definitely be having this a few more times this winter!  Can't beat easy and delicious!  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Don't Forget the Duracell ~ Make Your Holiday a Success! #PowerTheHolildays

*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Duracell.

Every year, while I shop for and then wrap all of our holiday gifts not only for Grace but for our many nieces and nephews, it's Joe's job to keep track of the batteries we need for any of the many toys we are gifting for Christmas.

Nothing can ruin a Christmas morning more than having a new toy to play with, but no batteries to power it up!  So we are always prepared with a large stock of batteries in assorted sizes to go with each gift.  I even pack some extras in my purse when we visit, just in case another gift giver forgets to include batteries with their gifts!

During the winter months, we use a lot of AA batteries.  Between marathon bowling tournaments on the Wii and lots of family movie nights, we always need to be prepared with new batteries!  In fact, while normally our battery stash is kept in the garage, along with a smaller stash in a kitchen drawer, I always have a smaller pack of Duracell AA batteries handy in the same basket we use to hold our remote controls!  That way we don't have to go searching for the right size in the middle of our bowling match or when snuggled on the sofa watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel!

Right about now, I'm done with hitting the stores for my shopping.  It's too cold outside and the parking lots are crazy!  I'd rather sit by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, with a Christmas movie on the TV and my laptop on my lap and shop online!  Now, that's my kind of shopping!  I'll be adding some batteries to my next online Walmart purchase!

Here are some shopping links to make it easy for you:

Our thermostat also takes a AA battery, so at the start of the winter season, Joe always replaces last year's battery with a new one.  Always with Duracell batteries!  We also use Duracell Batteries in our smoke detectors, flash lights and in one of my cameras.

Here are some handy links:

So, don't forget to check your gifts and get the batteries you need to go along with them!  While you're at it, grab an extra pack or two just in case!  Power the Holidays with Duracell!


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