Johnsonville Andouille Macaroni and Cheese

I was compensated for this post. My opinions are 100% my own as always.  Well the weather is getting cooler and this means feeding my family more hearty meals. You know a little something to stick to their bones. Johnsonville reached out to me about creating a more amped up version of one of my favorite dishes. I knew exactly what I wanted to make, my homemade macaroni and cheese. I only make a few times a year during the colder months. Everyone in my family loves it so I know I can’t go wrong making it. Ingredients 2 packs Johnsonville Fully Cooked Andouille Sausages, cubed 8 oz Velveeta Cheese, cubed 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups of Cheddar Cheese 2 cups of Marble Jack Cheese (blend of Colby and Monterey Continue Reading »

ProFlowers/ The Best Of Me Giveaway

This Friday October 17, 2014 ,The Best Of Me is coming to theaters. Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances. ProFlowers is working in partnership with the studio to offer a limited edition Continue Reading »

Get A Head Start On Your Holiday Cards With Minted!

1StopMom was compensated for this post. As always, my opinions are 100% my own. You don’t even have to say it. I know Halloween is not even here yet so why am I mentioning holiday cards. Every year I hear about someone who did not plan ahead and their card were not sent out. Or they waited until the last-minute and didn’t like their cards. Since the holidays will be here in a blink of an eye, why not start prepping now? Minted has released their 2014 Christmas Card Collection and there are a lot of wonderful choices. How cute is this Wreck The Halls card? Add a great picture of the kids with that font and it works. If the square shape is not unique enough for you, there are other Continue Reading »

Saturday Sharing: Giveaways with Linky

I wanted a place to share giveaways that catch my eye in a somewhat organized manner. Something I can refer back to when needed. It also helps when someone wants to find various giveaways to enter. I just direct them here. So welcome to this week’s edition of Saturday Sharing. I like to enter giveaways and here is a list of my finds for the week. Spit Up Is The New Black: Frozen Halloween Costumes ends 10/11 Be Your Best Mom: Duct Tape and Rubberband Crafting Books ends 10/9 Gator Mommy Reviews: Teach My Learning Kit ends 10/8 Capturing The Moment: Costume from Little Dress Up Shop ends 10/15 Mommy Katie: Tommee Tippee Fiesta Bottles ends 10/21 Crunchy Beach Mama: Justin’s and 18 Rabbits Variety Pack ends 10/17 Savings In Continue Reading »

Gone Girl Giveaway Plus $25 Visa Gift Card

Gone Girl was released in theaters today. On Tuesday my husband and I are going to see it.! “On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?” The Giveaway One reader will win a Gone Girl Prize Pack that includes a copy of the Gone Girl and a $25 Visa gift card to go see the movie. Prizing provided Courtesy of 20th Century Fox. 1StopMom received a similar prize pack for hosting this giveaway. a Rafflecopter giveaway

BakeItFun Baking Mat Review

Quite a few of my friends use baking mats and I always wanted one. Unfortunately I never think about it until there is some type of mishap where our baked goodies stick to the pan. Especially when we run out of parchment paper. Luckily I was given the the opportunity to review a baking mat from BakeitFun. The BakeitFun mat arrived very quickly from Amazon. It is thin, very flexible and measures 16-1/2″ x 11″. Manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved materials it is made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone. The first thing Kayla made with the mat is Molten Fudge Cake cookies. The circles are handy when it comes to placement  of the cookies. The cookies came out delicious. They were all the way done, no Continue Reading »

Gone Girl Is Coming To Theaters October 3rd!

When I saw the commerical for Gone Girl I turned to my husband and said “We are going to see that!” I happy that we won’t have to wait very long since it is coming to theaters October 3, 2014 Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? I love to watch thrillers Continue Reading »