Growing Green Earth Day Extravaganza! *Giveaway*

Welcome to the Growing Green Earth Day Extravaganza!
hosted by: We’re Parents
Thank you to We’re Parents for allowing me and my readers to celebrate Earth Day with them! 
Huge Thank You to our amazing sponsors for making this happen! We couldn’t have done have pulled off this huge event for all our readers without the help of: ToterGardener’s Supply CompanyLifetimeBrylaneHomeJiffy PotFerry Morse Seeds, and The Tasteful Garden.


We will have three lucky winners each get some amazing prizes!  
The Grand Prize winner will receive a Toter outdoor composter, a BrylaneHome rolling deck box, an Organic Tomato Success Kit from The Gardener’s Supply Company, Jiffy Pot Greenhouse trays and refills, Ferry Morse seeds, and a $75 giftcard to The Tasteful Garden! A total value of over $540!  It truly is a gardener’s dream come true to win this giveaway!
Second Prize Winner will receive a Lifetime Dual Composter, an Organic Tomato Success Kit from The Gardener’s Supply Company, Jiffy Pot Greenhouse trays and refills, as well as Ferry Morse seeds. All valued at over $400!
The Third Prize Winner will receive Jiffy Pot Greenhouse trays and refills and Ferry Morse seeds.  A $30+ value.

Visit We’re Parents to learn more about these companies, to check out the Earth Day bloggers posts, and more by clicking HERE.

Disclosure: We’re Parents and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. We’re Parents received the items mentioned above to review at no cost and was not monetarily compensated for hosting this giveaway, nor were we compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. 


Meatless Monday

Here are a few ideas for a Meatless Monday.


Click the picture to get the recipe! Photo Credit: Todd Coleman

I found this recipe in Saveur Magazines archives for Gorditas! Margarita Morales of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, shared the recipe for these crisp, bean-filled corn gordita. They would be great with this Mandarin Mojito from Laylita’s Recipes.



Click the picture to get the recipe!

Red Enchiladas are Rey’s FAVORITE! He actually prefers them rolled with meat inside, but this is the way I grew up eating them! Minus the egg never really tried it with an egg.

Enjoy have a great Monday! :)


Ways to celebrate Earth Day with your Family

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with your Family

Ever since I can remember my family has been a rather “green” family, my grandmother would recycle and reuse EVERYTHING! That empty tub of butter “Wait! Mija, Don’t throw it! I can use it for my plants!” Funny thing is though for her it wasn’t about being green it was a way of life to use what you had and make the most of it. :) Needless to say she is very near and dear to my heart and has taught me well over the years. As a child I remember going to the mountains to pick pinons, roaming the hills for arrowheads, and helping tend to the garden and pecan trees. I have a love for this earth, and it started in my childhood. I wish to instill these same values and beliefs in my children.

Here are a few ideas I hope you can use to help you and your family celebrate Earth Day!

What’s a celebration without a sweet treat? These are both super cute, easy, and fun!


Click here to see Tidy Mom’s recipe and break down on how to create these adorable cookies!

Earth Day Cookies

Click here to get Tammilee’s Tips on how to create these simple but stunning cookies!

Watch a movie or read a book about the earth!

Here are a few great movie options:



Or head over to your local library and check out a few of these great books!


It’s Earth Day! by Mercer Mayer

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

What If Everybody Did That by Colleen Madden

Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration by Alyssa Capucilli

Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel

The Earth Book by Todd Parr

After learning all about the Earth show what you know with this great printable!

Helpful and Hurtful

Charlotte’s Clips on Teacher’s pay Teachers has this great printable click here to get it!

Or try this kids friendly art project.


Mrs. Jones’s Kindergarten has this great idea for making a promise to the Earth on Earth Day.

Last since Earth Day falls on a Tuesday night this year there may not be time with the regular hustle of the week to get outdoors maybe take a walk after dinner and talk about where you live, what’s great about it, what animals and plants are found in your climate. Or plan a trip to your nearest national park and explore the outdoors!

Interactive Nature Walk Ideas

How We Learn has some amazing ideas for an interactive walk or day outside for your family! Click here to read them ALL!


Wishing you and your family a great Earth Day and many more beautiful Earth Days to come! :)


Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief

Zarbee's Seasonal Relief

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating.”

Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief to the rescue! 

Seasonal congestion is at its worst during early spring and late fall for my family. We have the sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and watery eyes. All seven of us! Needless to say we go through a lot of tissues and fussy tears over the frustrating mess of congestion! We love to be outdoors walking to and from the school bus, playing, or going on an adventure like hiking, but in southern AZ some days are just too windy to even try with seasonal congestion. Thankfully Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief is the perfect non-drowsy, fast, and powerful solution to my seasonal congestion! It gets these great qualities form the natural Butterbur extract that helps combat congestion effectively. Butterbur is a plant Europeans have been using for centuries, it actually received its name because farmers used it leaves to preserve their butter. Another great thing about Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief is that it doesn’t cause dry mouth or the jitters like other congestion meds. I especially love that it is drug-free, alcohol-free, and dye-free.

You can download a coupon now and pick up a box at your local CVS or Target. You can also request a free sample that comes with another buy one get one free (BOGO) coupon! I love coupons and a BOGO is a 50% SAVINGS!


Not only can you score some great information and deals, but every time someone visits the Seasonal Relief Project website to share how Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief with Butterbur worked for them, they’re donating to four causes that support exposure to and the protection of fresh air, including Fresh Air FundChildren & Nature Network, and Moms Clean Air Force, and Healthy Child Healthy World.

Here are a few of my tips for taking control of seasonal congestion:

  1. Eat a spoonful of local honey daily.This will reduce sensitivity to the seasonal triggers found in your area. This actually works best as a preventive, but it will also support other measures you take to tame allergy symptoms.
  2. Make tea. Did you know that ginger is a natural antihistamine with great anti-inflammatory properties? Or that limes, lemon, and oranges, too, act in the same ways and neutralize toxins in your body? The same is true for cayenne pepper. It’s time to combine some of these ingredients and turn them into a powerful congestion fighter! Try making ginger tea! You will need 4-6 thin slices raw ginger, 1 1/2 – 2 cups water, juice from 1/2 lime, or to taste, 1-2 tbsp. honey. Slice the ginger and then boil the ginger in water for at least 10 minutes. For a stronger, spicier tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes or more, and use more slices of ginger. Remove from heat and add lime juice and honey to taste.
  3. Clean up! No seriously-Spring cleaning! :) Have your carpets cleaned, change out all your filters, wash all your curtains, and maybe invest in a great air filter!

While Zarbee’s is a great, natural solution for seasonal congestion, you need to know that since it’s a dietary supplement, that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Zarbee’s is also not intended for anyone under the age of 12.


Do you have any other tips? Please share your tips and tricks for overcoming seasonal congestion in the comments. :) Have a great day!



May Flowers $100 Amazon Gift Card *Giveaway* 4/21-5/12

2014-04-21 May Flowers $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the May Flowers $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by Social News Daily and hosted by The Parenting Patch.

Thanks to both sponsors for allowing me and my readers to get in on this giveaway!  While learning about SND!

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One lucky reader of Social News Daily and The Parenting Patch will win one (1) $100 Amazon gift card. To enter for your chance to win the May Flowers $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck!


The May Flowers $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway is open worldwide. An international winner will receive $100 minus any PayPal charges via PayPal in lieu of the specified prize. The May Flowers $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway ends at midnight CST on May 12, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and Mom 2 54321 is not responsible for prize fulfillment.


Memorial Day Inflatable Uncle Sam Giveaway 4/20-5/15

 Uncle Sam 8′ Inflatable Memorial Day Giveaway
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1- Lucky Winner Win this 8′ Inflatable
Holiday Contest and Sweeps has the pleasure to bring you a great
 Memorial Day Giveaway from Standard Concession Supply. This
  Uncle Sam inflatable will make your yard stand out with  Patriotism 
This decorative Uncle Sam stands 8 feet tall and will grab the
attention of everyone not only during the day but at night as well
with it’s internal lighting that will create a glowing nighttime effect.
This inflatable comes with it’s own fan, light , stakes, and ropes
to hold it down. It is easily assembled for indoor or outdoor use.
Standard Concession Supply is your complete fun food
 equipment and concession supply resource for commercial 
endeavors, festivals, church fairs, fundraising, gift-giving, family
  fun, home  entertainment, birthday parties, and a whole lot more. And
we feature one of the largest online selections of Holiday Inflatables. The
pricing on their products will help you save money and will help you do
 more  within your budget.
The fine folks at Standard Concession Supply have a great assortment of
inflatables for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving,Hanukkah and
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Along with inflatables, Stand Concession Supply carries a large assortment of
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I really love all they have to offer, because I am a party persona and love throwing great parties with awesome decor!
Visit their website today and checkout all the amazing deals and prices at the link below.

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This giveaway will be valid in the Continental United States only. The
entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will come 
to a end at 12:00 AM (EST) 5/15/14
Holiday Contest and Sweeps did not receive any compensation
for this giveaway. Standard Concession Supply will be responsible for
the awarding and shipping of the rain gauge directly to the winner.




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*Winners will be announced on 05/10/2014 via email.