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Celebrate the Holidays With PJ Masks!

Disclosure: As a PJ Masks Brand Ambassador, I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy). 

Christmas is almost here- can you believe it?! If you need some last minute PJ Masks gifts for little ones in your life, I have you covered! The wonderful folks from Entertainment One sent my son Brady some gifts that any PJ Masks fan is sure to love!

PJ Masks Holiday Inflatable- bring your favorite PJ Masks character to life with this inflatable! My son Brady had been asking for an inflatable, so he was excited when we received this and set it up on our porch! Place this holiday inflatable in your yard to elevate your outdoor Christmas display to delight your friends, neighbors and visiting carolers. It is so easy to assemble. Just plug in, and watch it inflate! 

PJ Masks 2 pack of Toothbrushes– this 2 pack of toothbrushes makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your PJ Masks fan!

PJ Masks Watch– Now your little PJ Masks fan can keep their favorite superhero right on their arm! This fun watch lights up and is an easy way for kids to tell time.

PJ Masks Gloves and Scarf Set– Keep your little ones toasty warm this winter with the PJ Masks Gloves and Scarf Set. This set comes with 2 pairs of gloves and I love that it has bright vibrant colors your kids are sure to love!

PJ Masks Blankets- Choose from regular PJ Masks blankets and blankets with hoods! My son Brady really loves the hooded PJ Masks blanket. It is toasty warm and great for sitting on the couch and watching his favorite PJ Masks episodes!

PJ Masks Calendar- Keep track of all your kiddos activities in the new year with this fun calendar from PJ Masks!

To learn more about these products visit pjmasks.com.

Be sure to visit the PJ Masks Holiday Shop for lots of great last-minute PJ Masks gift ideas!

Review of the Paw Patrol PlasmaCar + GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure: I was provided with a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

UPDATE: The winner is Mandy G.

My son Brady was super excited when he found out that we were going to feature a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar this year in our Holiday Gift Guide. He loves Paw Patrol, and of course, we love the Original PlasmaCar! Put the two together and you have one very happy boy! Brady could not wait for his daddy to assemble the Chase Paw Patrol PlasmaCar so that he could get on it and give it a spin! 

No job is too big, no pup is too small! Now you can have Chase, Skye or Marshall from the Nickelodeon™ kid’s show, PAW Patrol® to light up your child’s imagination. The sleek innovative design of The Original PlasmaCar® features a patented safety seat, polypropylene wheels, and has been upgraded with paw print footrests and hubcaps, and PAW Patrol® character themed decals. Kid powered; kid approved! Turn and navigate in small spaces indoors, and ride outdoors on sidewalks, pathways, and any other safe, smooth, flat surface. The Paw Patrol PlasmaCar® is easy to operate, and helps your child develop coordination, balance, and motor skills while harnessing the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity, and friction. 

I personally love that PlasmaCar® is adult-friendly too! Did you know that they hold up to 220 pounds? Even Dad and Mom can get in on the fun! And, it doesn’t require an expensive power source that needs constant replacement, it provides kids with plenty of exercise, and it is quiet! In fact, the only sound that you’ll hear is the sound of the wheels! Yay! How is that for a great gift idea this holiday season? 

As you can see from the photos, Brady has had so much fun on his Chase Paw Patrol PlasmaCar! I know that he is going to have hours of fun wiggling away on it in the months to come! Want to see more details and information about the Paw Patrol Plasma Car? GO HERE to check them all out!

 

Thanks to PlaSmart, home of the Original PlasmaCar, one My Sweet Savings reader is going to win a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar!

**Please note that PlaSmart will make the decision which Paw Patrol PlasmaCar to send to the winner, and the Paw Patrol PlasmaCar will not arrive in time for Christmas.

All you need to do to enter this giveaway is to leave a comment on this blog post below letting me know, “Who is your child’s favorite Paw Patrol character?” That’s it! I will select one random winner on December 22. 

Winner must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age or older

Good luck everyone! 🎄🎄

Holiday Cleanup Made Easy with Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

I don’t know about you, but when the holiday season hits, I can’t wait to get my decorations up and to make preparations celebrating with my family and friends. This year, we moved into a new home so I am super excited to host the holidays at our home!

Before I can make plans with decorations or putting up the Christmas Tree, I need to first make sure that the house is spic and span! Thanks to my Mean Green Cleaners, I have everything that I need to make sure it is in top top shape! I am sure that by now, you all know how much that I love Mean Green products. As a brand ambassador, I have been given the opportunity to try out many products from their line, and they are definitely my “go-to” line of cleaning products.

One of the places in my home that requires extra special attention during the holiday season is the kitchen. Thankfully, Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner is tough on grease and grime and leaves an energizing, fresh citrus scent throughout my kitchen. It is also safe to use throughout the rest of your home to remove tough stains, grease, grime, food stains, dirt, soap scum, pet stains, and more, because there is NO bleach, acid, or ammonia. I love that this one product can do so many things! During the holidays especially, I don’t have time to think about using multiple cleaning products, so I am glad that I can use one product to help me cover a multitude of tasks! 

Don’t forget about the affordability of Mean Green products! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Target and Walmart. The Mean Green Kitchen All Surface is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

If you need a product that can help with your holiday cleanup, I highly suggest that you give Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner a try. I would love to hear your thoughts! I think it is going to be one of your new favorites! Happy Cleaning and Happy Holidays!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hen in a Hurry: Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service Right to Your Door!

Disclosure: I received this product for free from US Family Guide & Hen in a Hurry to facilitate this post. The opinions posted are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Let’s face it. We are all in a hurry these days. One child has to get to soccer practice after school, while the other one needs to get to ballet class. The last thing on our mind is what we are going to make for dinner that night. Thankfully, there is a Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service that allows us to have meals delivered right to our door so that we can breathe a sigh of relief! Hen in a Hurry is a Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service that offers clean, sustainably sourced, responsibly raised ingredients from trusted farmers and purveyors. I especially love that there is No Waste. No Prep and No Preservatives. You simply just heat the meals and enjoy! 

The Mission of Hen in a Hurry is to connect the food that they serve…to the farm it came from…to the people they love!

My family and I recently had the opportunity to try Hen in a Hurry and we were very impressed! We tried 5 different meals and they were all delicious! Using Hen in a Hurry is as easy as 1…..2….3!

One. Choose a subscription, or you can Hatch your own Menu Plan.

Two. Select your meals. There are over 100 meals and sides to choose from that are freshly made each day.

Three. Simply heat and enjoy! Yes, it is that easy!

You can choose from options like Cheeseburger Casserole, Shrimp and Feta Orzo, Approved Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Savory Sloppy Joe, Succotash, Stone Ground Grits and Cheddar and Chicken Enchiladas. All of the dishes were high-quality and I could not believe how fast that it took to cook them in the microwave! Each dish had the perfect flavor and texture. I was very impressed with the quality of each meal that we tried and highly recommend that you try them as well!

 

Would you like to try Hen in a Hurry for yourself? Visit www.heninahurry.com and select a plan that works best for you and your family! There is no commitment and you can pause or cancel your order at any time.

Choose the plan that works best for you:

  • (30) Individual Meals – Subscription for a month – Regular Price: $315.00 – Deal: 45% off ($141.75 off) 1st months subscription        Use Code: 45offFamilyGuide
  •  (7) Individual Meals – Subscription for a week – Regular Price: $99.00 – Deal: $40 Off 1st week’s subscription Use Code: 40offFamilyGuide
  • (4) 4 days a week- Family Meals – Includes a side and entree for a family of 4 (16 total meals) – Regular Price $96 – Deal: $25 Off 1st week’s subscription Use Code: 25offFamilyGuide
  • (6) 6 days a week – Family Meals – Includes a side and entree for a family of 4 (24 total meals) – Regular Price $132 – Deal: $35 Off 1st week’s subscription Use Code: 35offFamilyGuide

How to Redeem:

Visit heninahurry.com and pick one of the advertised subscriptions. 
During checkout you will set up your account and enter the promo code associated with the deal you choose. 
Expires: Dec. 31st, 2018

Use coupon code “SHIP4FREE” to get free shipping on orders over $100. 
Details, call (888) 963-9856 or email info@heninahurry.com

This would also make a great gift idea for someone that you love this holiday season!

Prepare for Cold and Flu Season Now! #SinexSavings

Various cold and flu remedies

I can hardly believe that November is here! The holidays will be here before you know it, and with this busy time of the year also brings the dreaded cold and flu season. Are you prepared for when the cold and flu season hits? I personally like to be prepared before cold and flu season hits and to have my medicine cabinet and pantry stocked with those items that I know make my family and I comfortable for when we are sick.

Here are a few of my favorite tips to help prepare for cold and flu season:

  1. Stock up on supplies– make sure that you have enough items like tissues, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, hand soap and paper towels on hand because you will need them! When you see them on sale, consider purchasing extra to have on hand in your stockpile just for cold and flu season. You will be so thankful for your extra supply when sickness hits! –
  2. Stock your pantry– be sure to have a well-stocked pantry with items like chicken noodle soup, teas, sports drinks, and even popsicles in the freezer to keep you hydrated for when the dreaded flu hits. I also like to keep some of my boys favorite treats stocked in the pantry for those times when sickness hits.
  3. Wash those hands– this is probably one of the most effective ways to prevent the flu. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds scrubbing with soap and water. Throughout the day, you can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to kill other germs that you come in contact with.
  4. Check your medicine cabinet– check your medicine cabinet now to see if you have enough items like fever reducers, pain relievers, a working thermometer, and other medications that your family uses to fight the cold and flu season. Be prepared and have those items well-stocked for when sickness unexpectedly hits.

Various Sinex Products

One of my favorite brands to stock up on for when cold and flu season hits is the Sinex line of products found at Walmart. Sinex products provide long-lasting relief from stuffiness and congestion. And, daytime products provide relief without grogginess!

Vicks Sinex Liquid Capsules

Right now, we can get a head start on preparing for cold and flu season by making sure that our medicine cabinets are well-stocked with these Sinex products thanks to sweet savings at Walmart!

  • Get $1 off any Sinex product at Walmart with the BrandSAVER coupon from the 10/28 newspaper insert
  • Get $3 in rebates on Sinex LiquicapsSinex Mist, and Sinex VapoCOOL at Walmart with an iBotta offer starting 11/7
  • Get $4 off Sinex products at Walmart through 11/10 when you combine all of these offers

What are your favorite ways to prepare for cold and flu season? I would love to hear!

This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.

Have a Spook-Tacular Halloween with PJ Masks!

 I am a PJ Masks Brand Ambassador and received these products in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own. (All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Can you believe that Halloween will be here this week? I feel that it crept upon us so quickly this year! If you are searching for some fun items for the kiddos I have you covered with adorable items from PJ Masks! How cute is this Catboy with a Jack O’Lantern? You can find this and other fun items right at Walmart. I also love the adorable Gekko Candy pail and Popups! Lollipops and think that they would be the perfect treat for any PJ Masks fan! The Gekko pail (and all the other crew from the PJ Masks) can be found online at Amazon! If you have Prime, they will be shipped right to your door for Free! 

My son Brady loved all of the candy that we received in our PJ Masks treat box! He especially loved the Swirl Pops and Lollipop Rings. You can find yummy candy right at your local Party City and Amazon! I love that PJ Masks also offers items like PJ Masks bandages, which makes for a fun non-candy trick or treat idea! 

If you are still looking for a costume idea, your little one will look adorable dressed as one of the PJ Masks crew! My son Brady wore a PJ Masks Gekko costume a few years ago, and I am so excited to let you know that these costumes are still available to purchase!

In addition to having the perfect PJ Masks costume, you can also create PJ Masks invitations, plan your very own party and more when you head on over to the PJ Masks Halloween Party Site. They even have Costume Downloadables which are super fun and easy. 

Whether you want to create your own PJ Masks costume, plan a PJ Masks Halloween Party or simply just need some spook-tacular tips head on OVER HERE to see all of the fun ideas that are available. Your little ones are sure to be a Hero this Halloween!

Savor the Flavor of Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries!

Disclosure: (I received a gift card to facilitate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Have you tried Dunkin’ Donuts Fries yet? If not, you are totally missing out! These warm, buttery, crispy fries are tossed in sweet cinnamon sugar and are the perfect on-the-go snack! My boys love the donut fries and always want these over a donut each time that we head to Dunkin’ Donuts! I personally love how portable that they are! Oh, you can’t each just one! They are so flaky and delicious, and once you start eating, you can’t stop popping them in your mouth! 

Head on over to your local Dunkin’ Donuts this week to pick up some Dunkin’ Donuts fries for only $2! And, you will be excited to know that Happy Hour is BACK! Head to Dunkin’ for $2 Any Size Iced Coffee from 2-6!  Now that is one sweet DDeal! 

GO HERE to see more info about this and other delicious Dunkin’ Donuts menu offerings!

Cleaning My New Home With Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

My family and I recently moved into a new home in August. I don’t have to tell you that moving definitely requires a lot of quality cleaning especially in the nooks and crannies of certain areas of the home that have been left uncleaned for long periods of time. Enter Mean Green Cleaners! I personally love all of the Mean Green cleaners that I have tried, but the one that I turn to again and again is the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser. This product does it all! It is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. In fact, it even works on fabric and concrete! No wonder it has been a trusted brand for over 20 years! This is my go-to product as it can be used to clean just about everything, inside and outside the home! 

The Bathroom– Using Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser in the bathroom is key! Since I have a house full of boys, I don’t have to tell you that they can be quite messy when it comes to the bathroom. Because this is a multi-purpose product, it allows me to have clean toilets and sinks without putting much or little elbow grease into it. This product also works great for the shower and tub. I have found that if you spray the product on and let it set for a couple of minutes, the grime will literally wipe away! I also love the pleasant fragrance; it makes everything smell so fresh in a room that can be quite stinky!

The Kitchen– When we moved into our home, the kitchen was the room that needed the most help. Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser definitely lived up to its name. I was able to clean the oven, counters, sink and even floors all with this one product! The grease that had built up on the oven and stovetop was gone within just a few sprays and wipes! Once again, this product works best on grease if you spray it on then let it set for a few minutes. When you wipe it off, it will literally glide off. Cleaning has never been easier! I love how one product has many uses, yet is so powerful and effective! 

The Laundry Room– Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser can even be used to aid in soiled laundry and to pre-treat tough stains. You can even add add ¼ cup directly to your wash. As with any product, I would suggest that you test for colorfastness before use. How many cleaners and degreasers can you use as a pre-treater as well? This is one awesome product! 

The best part about Mean Green Cleaners? Their affordability! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Walmart and the Mean GreenSuper Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time! Have fun cleaning with Mean Green! I would love to hear which Mean Green Cleaner product is your favorite!

Review of Watermelon Ball Jr. from PlaSmart

Disclosure: I received product from PlaSmart to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Even though summer may officially be over, the heat wave continues in many parts of the country. Here in Florida, the temperatures are still in the 90’s! With temps like this, our weekends are still packed full of fun at the beaches and our local pool.

The folks at PlaSmart sent my family and I their Watermelon Ball Jr. to review, and the boys have had quite the time with it! The Watermelon Ball Jr. is designed to look, feel, and behave like a watermelon in water! Real watermelons are nearly neutrally buoyant: first sinking to the bottom then slowly rising to the top, making them ideal for all kinds of water games. The Watermelon Ball Jr. lets players dribble, kick, bounce, pass, and intercept under water. This fun ball allows you to combine components of football, basketball, and rugby right in the water!

How does the Watermelon Ball Jr. work? You simply fill the ball with water and get your game on! The extremely durable vinyl membrane stands up to intense action, features that are sorely missing from real watermelons. As you can see from the photo above, my son Drew has had so much fun dribbling the Watermelon Ball Jr. in the pool! I personally love the vibrant and bright colors that allow you to see the ball under water easily. 

There is still time to enjoy a Watermelon Ball Jr. with your family! I would love to hear your experience and how much fun that you have with this fun toy if you purchase one. You can buy your very own Watermelon Ball Jr. HERE. Forget the standard beach ball at your next pool party. Wouldn’t this be a great addition instead? With this ball, you are sure to be a rockstar at your kid’s party!

Be sure to follow PlaSmart on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on all of their latest promotions and special offers.

Tips for Planning the Perfect Summer Outdoor Date Night!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com, but all opinions are my own. 

There is something about the beautiful summer weather that puts me in the mood to plan dinner dates outdoors! All you need are a few tools, tips and fun menu ideas to pull off the perfect summer date night for you and that special someone!

Here are some of my favorite tips for planning the perfect summer outdoor date night:

Make summer date nights fun!

I don’t know about you, but after dealing with 2 kiddos all day long, I can’t wait for date night! I want it to be a fun time for hubby and I to sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company. With that being said, I like to decorate the table with fun and colorful plates and napkins and other items that I find on sale during the year to create a cheerful and fun environment. Even a vase of colorful inexpensive flowers can add a flare to any outdoor area.

Delicious Cold Drinks

Date night should start off with a nice cold beverage and nothing says summer like an ice cold glass of sweet teaSouthern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea Bags are perfect for date nights as they are already pre-sweetened, zero-calorie tea bags that can be made in just 5 minutes! Guilt free and easy. What more is there to love? Southern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea Bags also come in 4 amazing flavors (original, peach, raspberry, half tea half lemonade) I also love that they are individually wrapped so they are perfect for on-the-go! This is sure to be your new favorite date night drink! Our favorite is the peach variety. It is so refreshing! You could also add fresh fruit slices to create an extra special touch.

To learn more and to see how you can get free shipping on your first order visit Southern Breeze’s website!

Healthy Snacks

Start your date night off with a healthy snack of popchips! They come in a variety of fun flavors like: Zesty Jalapeño Cheddar, Buffalo Ranch Ridges and Barbeque. Popchips are never fried and contain only real ingredients. We personally love popchips on their own, but they are also great dipped in french onion or ranch dip. Yum!

You can find out more about popchips HERE.

Choose high quality meats

We love to grill out. In fact, during the summer months, you will find us using our grill at least 2-3 times per week. During our summer dates nights, we tend to spoil ourselves and go that extra mile with higher quality meats. A great place to find superb quality and selection of meat is Fareway Meat Market. With over 80 years experience, Fareway Meat Market is a meat delivery service that offers hand-cut fresh, tender products with no additives and their products are shipped frozen to your house.

One of their bundles, the date night bundle features:

Two 10 oz. Iowa Pork Chops (reg. $24.99)
Two 8 oz. America’s Cut Boneless Pork Chops (reg. $19.99)
Two 12 oz. Beef Ribeye Steaks (reg. $39.99)
Regular Price: $84.97, Bundle Price: $59.99

This bundle is perfect to have in the freezer for summer grilling! The steaks and pork chops are so juicy and the meat melts in your mouth. You can check out this amazing service for yourself HERE and enter code “meatlover” to receive $20 off your first order. 

S’mores Bar

Date night must end on a sweet note…..dessert!  Hubby and I love S’mores, but we like to change things up a bit from the traditional S’mores and do a S’mores bar! You can really get creative here. We use things like peanut butter cups, fudge graham cookies, fudge striped cookies, chocolate bars, marshmallows and anything else that sounds good that day! It is all about having fun and enjoying the time with your date!

I hope that these tips will help as you prepare the perfect summer outdoor date night for your someone special!