A House Divided: Batman Vs. Superman!

By on February 26, 2016

Happy Friday! Who is ready for the weekend? I know I am. It was a super busy week for me. Who is a fan of Batman and Superman? 

I grew up on the hunks so I am super excited for the new Batman Vs. Superman movie. I was actually really surprised by it and wondered how they would make it work. Then I saw the trailer and got really excited. To make it even more amazing is getting to try the new Superman™ Caramel Crunch and Batman™ Chocolate Strawberry cereals

Our house, though, is a house divided. We have the Superman fans and the Batman fans. Ace and Branden are definitely the Batman fans while Ashlyn and I are the Superman fans. Everly is our little tie breaker. She is still leaving us hanging on who she prefers. 

These delicious cereals make mornings much more fun for our little kiddos. Ace loves wearing his cape and eating his batman cereal. Ashlyn and Everly are also huge cereal fans now and these were a big hit. 

Maybe your kids are more of a Honey Nut Cheerios, Trix or Lucky Charms fan?  Don’t worry there is something in store for them too. Inside specially marked General Mills cereal boxes are comic books! You can not go wrong with any of these choices. 
 Batman vs Superman
Visit the DC Super Heroes Cereal page for a coupon! You’ll save $1 off of the Superman or Batman cereal from General Mills and you can check out the details to enter a fun contest by striking your favorite super hero pose for a chance to win 20 great prizes.

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My New Morning Ritual + $15 Gift Card Giveaway

By on February 23, 2016

Happy Mondays! So now that we have beat the Mondays it is time to go after this week and rock it. I have been in a bit of a slump when it comes to my mornings. I have been rushing out of the house and not spending any time for myself. I used to wake up at 5:45 am and have time to really just be by myself and savor the quiet. 
I knew I had to do something to get past this slump and get back my mornings. Here is the perfect morning rituals for any Mommy who wants a little Me time.
1. Wake up before everyone else. I know, I know. You are probably groaning at the thought of getting up earlier than you need to but trust me, it is a life saver. 
2. Get ready for the day. When I get up early and don’t have my kids pulling at my legs I have time to actually put on my make up and do my hair. I feel way better about myself  and put together.

3. Have a delicious and healthy breakfast. I find it hard to find cereals that are not only good tasting but healthy. I just started eating Nature Valley’s Honey Oat Clusters. It is packed with protein so I know it will keep me full and not craving junk later. I add it to blueberry yogurt to really fill me up. 
You can get a coupon for $1 off HERE
4. Be grateful! Starting the day with a grateful mind and heart is so important to me. I feel that it helps me stay positive even when things get tough. Kids can be whiney and making messes but without them my life would not be as incredible as it is. Getting up super early for my job can be tough but it brings me so much joy that I can’t imagine not working. So that is the perfect way to look at it. Be grateful and all things will fall into place! 
Now it’s time for you to enter to win a $15 Pay Pal Gift Card! And when you are done entering this giveaway go HERE for another chance to win a Pay Pal Gift Card!
Head over to Nature Valley’s site and check out the Nature Valley Cereals. Make sure you pick up the $1.00 coupon then come back here and tell me which cereal you want to try!

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A Day in the Life + Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

By on February 20, 2016

  I haven’t done a day in the life post in so long so I thought it would be fun to journal what a typical day is for us. I chose a weekend day since the weekdays are not as interesting since I work now. You can see what our lives are like from the kids waking up to dinner time and past bedtime! Make sure you enter the GIVEAWAY at the end!
Thank you to Publix Viva Italia for Sponsoring this post!

The kids are up. Diapers are changed and we head downstairs for breakfast. 
Then it is breakfast time. The girls usually eat waffles, fruit and milk. Ace will eat cereal.

Outside playtime! I love our backyard. We don’t have a large yard but we have a good size patio and the kids have fun stuff to play with making it easier for them to be entertained out there for awhile. 

The kids came inside and played with some of the girls new toys. We did a joint party for them on Saturday. They are all really into pretend play. 

Snack and playtime upstairs. A change of scenery is a must. Branden was cleaning the floors so the kids and I hung out upstairs and did puzzles and other random stuff in their rooms. 
After picking up a RX it was lunch time! We all sit together at the table and eat together on weekends. It’s nice for me since I don’t get to do this during the week.

 12:45 PM

More playtime before naps. My sister came over so the kids played with her and my niece. 
Nap time for the girls and quiet time for Ace. Bran and I watched The Walking Dead while they napped. OMG, no spoilers but OMG!

Girls are up and then it’s snack and TV time again for all three. After they finish their snacks they play some more. 

Branden or myself will cook dinner. Sometimes it is both of us like tonight. We both kind of threw things in a pot to make some really delicious italian dish for the kids. I always use Hunts® Diced Tomatoes in our pasta dishes because it gives it some more substance. We also had a treat and I made Pillsbury crescent rolls. Another favorite.
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Dinner & Family Time!
 Branden and I try to always eat dinner together as a family. We sit down together, pray, talk and eat dinner. I love hear what Ace’s favorite part of the day is. The girls are still a bit too young to talk much during dinner but they still talk or sing. We also find that if we sit together as a family and eat we have less issues with the kids eating. Ace and Ashlyn usually are our picky ones so this has made it a lot better. This night everyone was happy to eat and devoured dinner. Italian food is a huge hit with them.


More Playtime for the kids
Bath Time
The kids all take a bath at the same time, which makes life so much easier on me. I don’t know how much longer this will last since Ace is getting older but as of now they all love playing in the bathtub together. 
Girls’ Bedtime
We have the same bedtime routine every night. We go into the girls room after baths, get PJ’s on and the kids play for a little bit. After they have played we read a couple of books of their choice then we sing songs, their favorite is The Wheels on the Bus. After that we read Goodnight Moon quietly and then the girls are off to bed. 
Ace’s Bedtime
Ace’s bedtime varies between 8/8:30. It really just depends on how tired he is. If he has had a busy day it’s earlier. If he isn’t super tired we let him come hang out with us downstairs for a bit then we put him to bed. His routine is we read books then snuggle in bed till he falls asleep. He was having trouble going to sleep because he was really scared so we now like to lay with him till he falls asleep. He usually falls asleep within 10 minutes and it’s a nice time for us to just have a little one on one time with him. I really cherish this time with him. 
Mommy and Daddy time.
If Branden isn’t working or isn’t working on school stuff this is when we get to just hang out together. We have our shows we like to watch so we cuddle on the couch (totally cheesy I know but we do) and I usually fall asleep on him at some point, ha! 
I am usually passed out at this point. Branden not so much.

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