I am coming back to blogging soon!

I am so happy to say I will soon be blogging again! As soon as I can finish unpacking and get settled, I will be able to start blogging regularly. I cannot wait! I have missed blogging so much!

So much has changed, life sure did get busy, fast. I cant wait to explore this new area we live in and share it with you all. Plus tell you all about the new prodcuts in my businesses. I have some book reviews to share, and maybe even get back into review and giveaways too!

Untill then stay positive and be happy! :) Tasha

Building the perfect pillow fort with Pop Secret #PopSecertForts

Today’s post is sponsored by Pop Secret, but my love for their popcorn is all my own!

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Popcorn in our house is synonyms with fun! We have popcorn on movie night every Friday! Of course there is a huge mess to clean up afterwards, but the memories and fun make it all worth it!

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That innocent looking little boy to the left well he thinks he is Micheal Jordan! He has to have the bag and no one else can touch it! This also makes him the refill guy, but he isn’t your average refill guy-oh no-in true Micheal Jordan fashion he must toss the popcorn into his sister’s bowls.

Tonight we made movie night even more special, we crafted a pillow fort! We had so much fun making this fort! Now to have the perfect pillow fort you must lay a blanket down first Sadie said because then all you have to do is pick up the blanket and the mess is gone, then pillows which mini Mike loved throwing off the bed, then you need a roof according to Caydence all great pillow forts have a roof in case it rains….Popcorn!

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We really enjoyed our Pop Secret Popcorn and pillow fort and hope you spend sometime creating your own with your family. Pop Secret knows that fun, like popcorn, is better when it’s shared. Send Pop Secret your pillow fort stories and pictures on Facebook. You can upload them right to the Pop Secret timeline and tag them #PopSecretForts. They might just share a little something back!”

Be sure to download your $1 off coupon for your #PopSecretForts snack to enjoy with your kids for your very own movie night!

Wordless Wednesday with Linky #WW

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So much fun over the Holidays!

Last Weeks:

Remembering…

28th State Football Championship!! YAY! BULLDOGS!

Thankful for sweet memories this week.

Veteran’s Day, Church and Grandma’s, Baking, My little Cutie, and my businesses (Scentsy and Chloe + Isabel).

Halloween 2014

Another week in the books.

Our week in Pictures: A field trip to Bulldog Bowl, an assembly, and fun.

I love my extra hobbies

Big Week

Our first week in New Mexico.

Our drive in the mountains.

No matter what, we will always have our memories and our bonds that hold us together, forever.

Pick our Halloween Costume

Football Practice, these two are my day, and park fun.

Rained out and a peek at Cay’s Frozen Party!

A Birthday and Playtime

Back to School

Another peek at our 1st Family Vacation!

A peek at our 1st Family Vacation!

4th of July Weekend

C+I Merchie Meet-Up

Summer

Sadie’s is 5

Summer Time Fun-Splash Pad

Not so Happy

Zoo Fun

Mother’s Day

El Paso Zoo

Vegas!

Dessert Easter

Our Lady of the Sierras

More Family Fun

Flag Football

Girl’s Movie Night

Just Us

My Little Girls

My Love

Target

Family Fun

Ezzie’s First

Night..Night

My Baby Playing

Too Cool

Places we have lived

Snack Time

Wiped Out

My Baby

Deserving Dad

Messiest Room Ever

Blue in the Face

A New Way to Party – Personalized Plates from Birthday Express!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

Birthday Express Personalized Plates

Birthday Express has done it again with their newest arrival, personalized plates! You can now upload any photo you would like and design a customized party plate for any occasion, from birthdays to graduations, anniversaries to everyday gatherings. These plates will take your party from good to great, by adding a personal touch never before seen!

At just $9.99 per set of 8 plates, this is a fun and affordable way to bring life to your party, quite literally! Check out the personalized plates I created of Cay! I know she will LOVE these!!

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Don’t forget to check out other personalized party supplies like party banners, centerpieces, and invitations at BirthdayExpress.com!

Gifts of Love Giveaway 1/5-1/19 #GiftsofLove

Welcome to the “Gifts of Love” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby Cupcakes.  This hop has a Valentine’s Theme, which means anything family friendly is up for grabs that you would give to someone for Valentine’s Day! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you!
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“PlaSmart Inc. is a global toy distributor specializing in smart, simple, toys and games. PlaSmart began its journey to worldwide success with the introduction of The Original PlasmaCar in 2003 and today its products can be found in more than sixty countries on five continents.PlaSmart’s innovative and quality products have won numerous and prestigious toy awards. The company focuses on toys that develop motor and dexterity skills, balance, creative and imaginative play, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills and, of course, entertainment.  PlaSmart is proud to work with toy inventors and designers who share its vision.”

PlaSmart Smart Mat Review and Giveaway
The PlaSmart Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat is the go-to-mat for moms of little ones! It features an eye-catching city scene for imaginative play. This floor mat is perfect for babies, toddlers, and even my older kids loved it! It’s made of coated EVA foam that is both soft, durable, and easy to clean. It has a large surface area, that ensures enough room for everyone to play.
When this arrived at our door there was no hiding it! It’s 78″L x 46″W-HUGE! It has a colorful city scene that will keep the kids busy for hours. As soon as it was unrolled there was no keeping my little ones off of it! The girls immediately started pointing at the swimming pools and Ezra was pointing to the police station and fire station. For the next 10 minutes we probably pointed to every single picture on that mat and named them 5 times for Ezra, he was so excited! Once his cousin came over there was no stopping those two from playing on it. They both really enjoy it, boys and their cars/trains.
The foam is nice and thick adding comfort to the feet, knees, and hands while playing. The PlaSmart Smart Foam Play Mat had trouble staying flat to the floor at first, but after a couple of days the kiddos had used it enough for it to stay flat while playing. I did notice on tile and carpet it was a bit slick but that can easily be fixed with a bit of Velcro for the carpet and duck tape for the tile.
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There are ice cream tents, train tracks, toy stores, and so much more. The best part is that there wasn’t only one swimming pool or ice cream store, but three of each so no fighting and bickering because there were plenty of places for all the kiddos to play.
One of the best things about the mat is that it’s durable and easy to clean. With small little boys we sure do get some messes and this mat makes it easy to just wipe right up. When the PlaSmart Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat is not in use, it can be stored easily by simply rolling it up. This is great for traveling and taking to grandma’s house, who doesn’t have carpet for a soft area for my little one to play.
You can visit PlaSmart’s website HERE.
You can connect with PlaSmart on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, and Pinterest.
Plus to give this to your little one for V-Day make these cute little V-day cards to go along with it!
Find them at simply real moms.
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**Giveaway Details**

Date: Jan. 5th, 2014 – Jan. 19th at 11:59 PM EST

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: 1 winner gets a PlaSmart Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat.

Click the link below to be taken to the Promosimple entry form.

Click here to ENTER TO WIN!

1. Mama’s Baby Cupcakes $35 US  26. 3 partners in shopping usa  2. Mommy’s Favorite Things $390 US  27. Mama Papa Barn  3. The Review Wire $40 US  28. Stylish Momme  4. This N That with Olivia $35 US  29. Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE $35 US  5. Nanny to Mommy  30. Michelle H  6. Kaisy Daisy’s Corner $76 US  31. Nicki’s Random Musings  7. The Consumer Adviser  32. Sweet Southern Lovin $32 US  8. Women and Their Pretties  33. Scandalicious Candle Melts  9. Mama Smith’s Review Blog $50 US  34. Aiven  10. icefairy’s Treasure Chest  35. Michelle Bowman  11. still Blonde after all these YEARS $182 US  36. Babers Blog- Chrisy  12. Simply Sherryl $30 ALL  37. EasterBabe’s Theory $40 US  13. Love2EncourageYou  38. Liberty Ann  14. Serenity Doesn’t Come Easy  39. Fun With A Message  15. Mom To Grandma $70 US  40. Karen’s Got Mail $25 US  16. StellarManicMommy2  41. CieraNitkowski.com  17. Mom 2 54321  42. Moving with the Moreno’s $30 US  18. On the Scene with Mrs. Kathy King  43. Miss Meagan $50 US  19. Literary Winner $80 US  44. Chaleur Life $25 US  20. Pixel Berry Pie Designs  45. Pople Backyard Farm  21. The Kids Did It  46. Live Laugh Love Post $25 US  22. Practical Frugality  47. Cool Moms Cool Tips  23. I HEART FREEBIES!  48. Melanie Meditates  24. Koolertron 2014 Thanksgiving Giveaway  49. Sweepstakes Advantage $32 US  25. deal sharing aunt usa  50. Mama Pure $37 US/CAN
DISCLOSURE:
Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Gifts of Love” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.
Disclosure- Mom254321 was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Mom254321@yahoo.com.

Throw The Perfect Pink Cowgirl Party

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

One of my favorite things to do in the New Year is plan the days and themes for the kid’s birthday parties so I can be sure to stock up on candy and party gifts after the holidays throughout the year. I think this Pink Cowgirl Party is perfect for my little Sadie!

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Pink Cowgirl Party Supplies at Birthday Express

“I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That’s why I started in with the props.” -John Wayne

Even John Wayne knows the value of good decorations. Take a cue from the world’s most famous cowboy, and gear up for this months Party of the Month – Pink Cowgirl! Birthday Express is the only place you need to go for the perfect Pink Cowgirl party set up. Here are some of my favorite selections!

Invitations & Stationery – Without guests you don’t have a party, so start off your soirée with the perfect invites! My favorites are the Pink Cowgirl Invitations, specially designed by Birthday Express. The package includes 8 invitations with envelopes, and features an adorable cowgirl on the front. You can also find this great Pink Cowgirl Gift Wrap Kit, which also includes a gift bow, ribbon, and gift tag! The colors match perfectly, so you can’t go wrong with this set. Last, don’t forget to thank your guests for coming to your Pink Cowgirl themed party. Visit Birthday Express to personalize Pink Cowgirl Thank You Notes with text and images of your choosing. This set comes with 8 cards and envelopes.

Party Decor – It is so easy to bring class and elegance to your Pink Cowgirl themed party with the great selection of decor from Birthday Express. This Pink Cowgirl Ribbon Flag Banner would look great strung between trees for an outdoor party. Or, bring the barn to your party with an arrangement of these adorable Horse Foil Balloons. Last, why not bring some fun and games to your fête by purchasing this Pink Cowgirl Piñata Kit, which contains the piñata, 1 bag of filler (assorted toys and candy), a blindfold, and a piñata buster (sized for little hands!).

Food & Drink – The food you serve and how you display it are one of the most important elements to completing a party theme. Bite-size snacks are perfect for parties, since it allows your guests to mingle without having to carry utensils. Why not think outside the box and display brownie bites or popcorn in these Pink Cowgirl Paper Cups? They’re not just for drinks! Also, wow your guests with a perfectly themed cake using this Pony Cake Pan. You can even modify the colors of the frosting to fit you or your child’s favorite colors! Another great way to bring the Pink Cowgirl theme to your party is with these Western Boot Cups. There are so many ways these could be used, from displaying straws or lollipops to holding snacks or drinks, these are adorable and affordable.


Pink Cowgirl Party in a Box – Deluxe with Favors – 16 Guests

Western Boot Cup

Pink Cowgirl 19″ Pull-String Horseshoe Pinata

Old Factory Review and 24 hour Giveaway! ‪#‎nanasblogtours‬

Old Factory Review and Giveaway

“We believe that what you put in your candles matters. We use only the highest quality natural soy wax, pure fragrance oils, and cotton paper wicks in our candles. All candles are hand-poured right here in the USA.” Old Factory Candle.  

These Old Factory Candles are sold exclusively on Amazon.com. These candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.

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Since Valentine’s is right around the corner, I got the Romance Set which includes the Dark Chocolate, Champagne, and Rose Petals candle scents.

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There are so many awesome combinations to choose from if you remember I did review the Winter Wonderland Set. I am so excited to say you get to enter to win a set! YAY! I LOVE that you all get to win awesome things that I get to review! All you have to do is click the link below to be taken to my Facebook page then follow the instructions on there and in 24 hours we will have a winner!!

Happy New Years!

**Giveaway Details**

Date: Jan. 3rd, 2015 – Jan. 4th at 6:00 PM MST

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: 1 winner gets 1 box of Old Factory Candle Gift Set.

Click the link below to be taken to the Facebook commenting post.

Click here to ENTER TO WIN!

Disclosure- Mom254321 was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Mom254321@yahoo.com.

My Christmas Recipe Round-Up

Christmas Recipe Round Up

I am wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here are a few recipes I am making this year and would love to hear what you all are baking up this holiday season! I am in a bit of a crunch for time, no surprise, so I don’t have time to share who all these recipes are from but if you click each picture it will take you to the original site.

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Please share what you all are baking this holiday season below! Thanks to all these wonderful bloggers for creating these awesome recipes!

Hot Holiday Toy Alert!! LeapTV Review!!

I was sent this product in return for an honest review. LeapTV Review

Have you heard of the new LeapTV gaming system? It is truly amazing! We were lucky enough to be able to review it this holiday season and we are so thankful! This new gaming system is everything I have ever wanted in a gaming system and I can’t wait to share it with you!

When it arrived at the door the children and I were CRAZY excited! They couldn’t wait to set it up and test it out! The set up was super easy well all except moving the TV to plug it in. I was able to put in each of the kids names, birth dates, and grade level so they would each have their own profile. They were each able to pick a profile picture which they were so proud to do! Once we go it start the fun and learning began! They played for a good two hours until dinner time! I was so amazed at all the different subjects they games helped them practice.

My favorite part of this gaming system is that they are not just all sitting around playing but up having fun and learning. Oh and the best part is once they pick a game it lets the kids know who’s turn it is and every time it switches players it caters to that player age and grade level so for example when it’s my preschoolers turn it ask her to add 2+3, when my kindergartener turn it asks her what’s 8+7, and when it’s my nephew’s turn, who is in 2nd grade, it will ask him what 15+30. This whole system just blows me away-everything is just so awesome!

 

Hamster High Five on the new #LeapTV Dance and Learn game

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We are playing the new LeapTV and it's awesome!! #leaptv

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My LeapTV Praises:

  • 3 ways to play so they can not possibly get board! Body motion (the camera puts them in the TV and they love it!), classic control (especially made with little hands in mind), and pointer play (the control transforms into a pointer!). LeapTV2
  • Specifically for young children with age-appropriate games and voice navigation to help the little ones.
  • Reinforces learning through movement (kids wiggle, jump, point, and swipe to play) They get to exercise while they play!!
  • Games adapt to your child the games automatically level up as your child progresses in proficiency awesome right!
  • It’s small and doesn’t take up much space on my tv console. Plus it has a clip that can attach the camera onto the TV so the really little ones don’t get a hold of it!

We love the new LeapTV gaming system and it makes the perfect educational game for the child in your life!

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Thank you so much LeapFrog for allowing us to test this awesome toy!