What I bring to the table.

I'm a new blogger. This whole blogging business just started for me in February of 2012. I found out, there are so many things I don't know about computers, html, or blogging in general.
 I love to write, express myself, share my thoughts ,on life, finding a good deal, products I love, scrapbooking,
and to tell funny stories about my little guy, "The Booper".

What I never knew when deciding to start my blog, was how much I would be thinking about statistics. Honestly, in school I hated math. I just squeaked by a passing grade in my algebra, and you know what? I didn't really care. Numbers have never meant much to me. I like having a positive number in my bank account, but when it comes to obsessing over numbers, I've just never done it, until now. I don't like the way it makes me feel, when I log on, and I see a page rank of zero. Who wants to feel like a zero, let alone have it stamped right there on your home page for everyone to see? Not me. Then, you have to worry about fan numbers, who likes you, who unlikes you. Fans might not take it seriously when unliking your page, but behind that page is a real person who (despite what you might think)..cares.  Don't even get me started on my scores, they fluctuate so much, and I don't even really know what they mean. Some of the numbers you want to go up, and some you want to go down. Most of them, I just want to go away.

There is a sense of competition with other blogs, and always a reason to feel not good enough. I've felt myself go from complete jubilation, to being totally depressed, just because of a silly stat on my sidebar!
It's been a topic in many different blogging circles, numbers get you noticed by certain companies. When you are trying to make your blog profitable, you want to be noticed. Of course, I'm like anyone else, I want to get noticed. I just can't keep typing my posts when my eyes are fixed on my ever changing statistics on my sidebar.

I want to shout this out to the cyber world, " I am more than just a number, a statistic, rank or score!"
 What I bring to the table isn't just a platter of nicely posted numbers.
 I bring me, a stay at home Mommy to one of the cutest little Boopers you would ever meet.
 I laugh, I cry, I sneeze a lot (just ask my friends), my life is an open book, shared here for all to read.
If you are looking for a blogger with the best stats, and numbers,(for now) keep looking. If you are looking for a blogger with a big heart, who is blogging to fulfill a dream, I'm your more than just a number, blogger.
"Nice to meet you", "my name is Becky, but you can call me Beck."

Calm, peaceful, relaxing day.

There are days when life is just crazy. Things don't go the way you plan, nothing seems to go right, and you feel like pulling your hair out. Today, was NOT one of those days. The Booper and I went to the store and bought groceries, then we came home. We spent the rest of the day at home enjoying the rain that moved in, and covered our landscape in a new fresh green, that our plants were needing. This picture was taken a while back at a park we visited. It not only reflects the beauty of the lake's surroundings, but also the calm day I've had.

There are times in my life when I feel I just need a day of peace, to relax my soul, and prepare for those days that are not so relaxing. Those days when life intrudes on the plans I've made, I will look back to this day, smile and press on. ~ Beck

Disney's newest Adventure~BRAVE~ coming soon 6/22

I'm looking forward to the release of Disney's newest animated adventure, "Brave". 
As a girl with crazy, wild, uncontrollable hair, I can identify with the main character, Merida. 
Isn't this picture just a fun look at this animated family!


If you would like some fun recipes to try with your family to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney's "Brave" just click here for 2 printable recipes.

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! starting~6/1


3 Random Winners will each score a $100 Amazon Gift Code
The Mommy Island,
 is so happy to offer this giveaway to our readers!

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$100 Amazon.com Giveaway

The Mommy Island, joined in with this great group of bloggers to bring this giveaway to our readers!
Beautifully BellaFaith and over 160 blogs have put together an awesome gift card giveaway for everyone to enter. Not only will one lucky person WIN a $100 Amazon gift card, but they will also win a $50 Victoria's Secret gift card AND a $50 Target OR Walmart gift card

This giveaway is open worldwide. You must be 18 or older to enter. It will begin May 30th and end June 7th. There will be NO substitutions for any of the gift cards. 

I realize that there are quite a few entries, so I included an end bonus! The more entries you have...the more of a chance you have to WIN! 

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#Mission Giveaway~ Danze Showerhead for you and one for a friend

Since my husband and I are constantly working on our home, and have remodeling projects going at all times. I think this giveaway is great! 
As always, I love working with Mission Giveaway, where we work together to offer these fun giveaways, centered all around sharing! ~ Beck

Grand Prize: Danze Showerhead to WIN and 1 to GIVE

(you will win a Danze Showerhead MSRP $57 for you and one to give a friend.)

About Our Sponsor: Danze

Over 20 named collections of beautifully designed toilets, vanities, faucets, shower heads and bath accessories give you the freedom to build coordinated suites for your bath or kitchen. Browse this site to find the perfect fit for your project!

Our products are beautiful inside and out. From our rich, lustrous finishes to our ceramic disc valves with a Drip-Free guarantee to our solid brass waterways. We pay attention to every last detail as if it were the first.

Here's How You Enter:

The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 5/29 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 6/1 at 11:59 pm EST.

1) Start at the Rafflecopter form..down at the very bottom of this post!

2) Complete the Mandatory entries.

3) Work your way through the links, entering contests at each blog as you go. These contests each have their own rules and end dates.

4) Complete additional entries towards the bottom and come back for additional daily entries!

That's it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. However, doing so not only increases your chances of WINNING the other prizes, it increases your chances of WINNING the Grand Prize!

Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at missiongiveaway@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

The amazing Blogs participating in the event this week are:

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The War Games Giveaway

Just for fun, last night The Kids Did It, and I declared a friendly battle of the fans. We wanted to see who could get to 50 Likes first on a post. This was a lot of fun, and got our fans excited to help! Of course The Mommy Island fans Rocked it! We technically won, (wink wink) but the warring blogs called a truce, and teamed up to bring you this AWESOME giveaway! Just use the simple rafflecopter below to enter!

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FASHIONABLE GIVEAWAY~brought to you by fashiontofigure.com

Shopping when you are a plus sized woman, can be frustrating to say the least. You find a great store with clothes that fit you, but then you see the prices. Sticker Shock! I've walked into stores before that had clothing that was my style only to find the sizes were way too small for me, which can be depressing. Just because I'm a plus size doesn't mean I want to give up on fashion and where a sack!

When Fashion to Figure contacted me about doing a review or a giveaway. I was was excited to see a site that was catering to women like me, who wanted to have it all. Great fashion at great prices! I decided I would love for them to sponsor the giveaway, so that all my readers looking for new summer fashions would have a chance to win!~Beck, The Mommy Island

A little more about Fashion to Figure. When cruising around their site you will find it's easy to navigate. Finding what you are looking for just couldn't be easier. I'm always looking for a Sale! You know the one thing better than a sale? Winning it for free!

 have joined forces to host this giveaway!
We thank our sponsor Fashion to Figure for this fun Giveaway!
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win 1 item of winner's choice of $30 or less.
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The whole Kit and Kaboodle

I walked into the craft store high on the smell of designer paper and all the supplies a crafty girl could ever dream of having. My body moved me to the scrapbooking aisle where all of those glorious kits were awaiting my arrival. A beautiful kit caught my eye, and before I knew what was happening, I had 3 or 4 kits in my cart. I had a kit to make for a Mother's day project, a kit to make some birthday pages, a couple random ones that I thought I just couldn't live with out. All of them had caught my eye with their beautiful or unique paper! Dazed by the numbers of all the pieces they included. I spent a small fortune at the beginning of my scrapbooking passion.

 Later, at home I tear open all my new packages thinking I was ready to scrap the world! Only to discover the first kit only included 5 actual papers. Really. only 5. Hmmm. This seemed odd to me, why would they give me 5 papers? I mean the pages in your scrapbook come in pairs. Oh well, I was still happy to get my hands busy scrapping, so I tore into it. I had seen on the back of the kit they had two layouts saying how that would help me, so I turn over the kit to have a look, and copy their layout. I soon discover that the layouts that were on the kit were for enlarged professional photos, and my standard size shots of my loved ones looked strange in those layouts. Coming up with your own lay out, especially when you first start is time consuming....so an hour later ( or more) I have a lay out. I pull out all the doo-dads and accessories that were included with my 150 piece kit, and I realize, there are like 100 buttons. Buttons are a cool. I like Buttons. Who uses 100 buttons on 5 pages? The trend continued with each kit I opened, lots of buttons or useless accessories, and a few cool papers. Captivated by the number of pieces in the kits, and the cool paper I paid a lot to learn...Kits aren't all they are cracked up to be. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part the Kit is not worth the money. 

My punches above my crafting table.
If you are new to scrapbooking, but you feel you are going to scrapbook for a long time. I suggest investing your money in the items you can use over and over. Punches are my favorite. You will use punches on all different papers and cardstock for many different projects, so they will keep being useful over and over again. While if you spend a small fortune on pretty paper, once it's gone, it's gone. There are so many beautiful papers you can find for cheap. Just because a pack of paper is expensive doesn't mean it's better than the clearance pack that caught your eye just the same!

The moral of my story is newbies beware, the Kit doesn't always include the whole Kaboodle! ~Beck

The Father's Day Giveaway Extravaganza

The Mommy Island has teamed up to with these other great blogs
 to bring our readers this giveaway made just for dad!
Dad's are so deserving- they work hard and play hard and deserve some great gifts! We're pleased to bring you our fantastic Father's Day Giveaway Extravaganza! This awesome giveaway event is
brought to you by Mommy's Block Party, and Swanky Moms Club plus- lots of wonderful sponsors and co-hosting bloggers! 

 Check out this complete list of great prizes, donated by our amazing sponsors:

Grand Prize: 11x14 Canvas Print from EasyCanvasPrint.com

 At Easy Canvas Prints, they are passionate about providing customers
with top quality canvas products. Using their custom canvas designer, you
can easily turn your very own photo into a stunning work of art!

Your canvas is custom-printed and assembled by hand in the United
States and then shipped with care directly to you. If your custom canvas
isn’t absolutely perfect, call Easy Canvas Prints and they'll make it right. Their team of
canvas experts is dedicated to making sure your experience is the best!

2nd Place Prize: $50 Gift Code to Xperience Days

Xperience Days is America's leading Unique Gifts, Adventure Gift and
Experience Gift company, offers thousands of unique gift experiences
nationwide. Experience Gifts are perfect gift ideas for Holiday Gifts,
Wedding Gifts, Birthday Gifts and more. All our unique gifts are
presented in the form of a gift certificate which may be redeemed by the
recipient at their convenience. All experience gifts are sent in an
attractive gift pack.

Other Great Prizes:
31 Gifts Picnic Thermal Tote from Dottie Brown
It Works! It's Vital Advanced Formula Daily Multivitamin from Missy Mihalko
Dove Chocolate Discoveries Sweet 'n' Tangy Mole Sauce & White Chocolate Raspberry Vinaigrette from Janette Bennett
Cookie Lee Jewelry Utility Watch from Stacia Smilek
Uppercase Living from Denise Black
Gold Canyon Candles 2 Man-Pak Candles from Nicole Biffle
Do You Bake Classic Beer Bread Mix from Nicole Biffle
Perfectly Posh Cajole for Him from Bonnie Dodge
Lemongrass Spa Private Reserve After Shave Splash from Mylah Stanton
Isagenix  One container of Isalean shakes from Donna Heinbach

Want It? Win It!

The rules are simple... just use the super easy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win!

Be sure to 'like' each sponsor's and participating blogger's Facebook page through the entry form.

It is mandatory to like each sponsor's page, and optional to like the participating bloggers Facebook pages or to follow them on Twitter- but just remember, the more tasks you complete, the more chances you have to win one of these great prizes!

 Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on June 15th!

Good luck to all who enter to win!

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Sand between your toes...

The Booper's feet after sinking them in the sand.

We recently went to Virginia beach, and this was our son's first real ocean experience. We had taken him to the beach in Massachusetts, but he was only 8 months old at the time, and it was bitterly cold. At Virginia beach we were able to sink our toes into the sand, and the Booper LOVED it! Nothing quite like being at the beach with the sand between your toes.

I love to go barefoot in the summer, but strangely enough I also love Shoes! If you have a love of shoes like me or just need a new pair...click on the link for Famous Footwear to get 20% off your entire purchase now!
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Kindle Fire Event

The Mommy Island with DonnasDealsAndMore has teamed up with Giveaway Scoop and an awesome group of bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway!

Have you seen Giveaway Scoop yet? They recently launched with the goal to make finding giveaways super fun and easy.

Here’s the fun part: all giveaways are displayed in large image-based tiles for the “wow” factor. Plus, infinite scrolling lets you effortlessly scan through hundreds of active giveaways.

And, the easy part is: all the giveaways are just one click away!

Oh, and if you're a blogger, you can add all your giveaways to their site for free.
 Great for more traffic and entries to your giveaways!

So, head on over to Giveawayscoop.com and discover how fun finding and winning free stuff can be!

One lucky fan will win a Kindle Fire! This awesome giveaway is brought to you by Giveaway Scoop and DonnasDealsAndMore, and co-hosted by BabyCostCutters, Couponer's Corner, Smartchicology, Family, Love and Other Stuff, Trinkies, Be radiant by mark, Mommy Moments with Abby, and This Girl's No Expert

All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter Below. Remember you can fill out as many or as few extra entries as you want on the Rafflecopter form! This giveaway will run from 12:01 am on May 24th to 11:59 pm (eastern time) on June 21st. You can tweet and share this giveaway daily for extra entries...so come back daily to increase your chances! The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn! This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Entrants must be 18 years are older.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. The Mommy Island is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

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A day for a Picnic!

The end of the school year brings parties, and celebration. Today, the Booper and I are off to celebrate with some family and homeschoolers. We are headed to the park for a picnic. Our picnic won't be as fabulous as the one pictured here, but we will have fun being outside enjoying this beautiful day! 
Whatever you planned for today, I hope you enjoy it
~ Carpe Diem~ Beck

Disney Cruise Giveaway

 This giveaway proves it's better late than never! 
We were a little behind on our original start date, but who cares?
 I'm so happy to be a part of this fun family oriented Giveaway!
Here's the moment we've all been waiting for!  The Mommy Island is happy that Acadiana's Thrifty Mom has teamed up with American Family and an awesome group of bloggers to bring you our BIGGEST giveaway yet! One lucky fan will win a Disney Cruise for a family of 4 valued at $3000! That's right, a Disney Cruise ♥ This awesome giveaway is brought to you by American Family and Acadiana's Thrifty Mom, and hosted by Frugality For Less, and Debbie Does Coupons. GOOD LUCK!

*This giveaway is opened to U.S. residents only. You must be 18 years of age to enter to win. The winner will be responsible for transportation to and from the port of departure. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Google, Pinterest, or Twitter in any way. Please read HERE for complete rules.

#Mission Giveaway brought to you by~ Hip Fusion Designs

You know it's that time of year again, Graduations and Parties.
 Nothing says Congrats to the Grad like a beautiful and unique gift!
The Mommy Island loves the Mission Giveaway is all about giving back, and sharing!

Grand Prize: (2) $50 Hip Fusion Designs Gift Certificates

$50 for you to WIN and $50 for you to GIVE a friend!

Plus, check out this special offer for Mission Giveaway readers:

A “Possibilities Necklace” will be included with every single order ($40 minimum) from now through May 25th. Just enter the code “SUPERCOOL” at check out.

With a word this inspiring, you'll want to shout it from the roof tops! Save your voice and wear it on your neck.

So go ahead! Treat yourself or how cool would this design be for a graduate? And it’s FREE!

This special deal is the type of offer you will be privy to on an ongoing basis as newsletter subscribers. You can sign up for the Hip Fusion Designs newsletter at the bottom of the Hip Fusion home page!

About Our Sponsor: Hip Fusion Designs

Wearable Art ultra-cool & hip handcrafted metal clayand dichroic glass jewelry.

Get hipped with my handcrafted jewelry, all pieces incorporating my fused metal clay and dichroic glass elements, and all created with my attention to every single detail and tip-top quality...guaranteed. Every piece is a work of wearable art. I’m here to help you create your very own wearable art collection that captures your individual personality.

Check out this great review of Hip Fusion Designs on Slop Swap.

Here's How You Enter:

The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 5/22 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 5/25 at 11:59 pm EST.

1) Start at the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post

2) Complete the Mandatory entries.

3) Work your way through the links, entering contests at each blog as you go. These contests each have their own rules and end dates.

4) Complete additional entries towards the bottom and come back for additional daily entries!

That's it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. However, doing so not only increases your chances of WINNING the other prizes, it increases your chances of WINNING the Grand Prize!

Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at missiongiveaway@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

The amazing Blogs participating in the event this week are:

Slop Swap|Madame Deals|Semmes Savers|Moms Living Thrifty|This Flourishing Life|A Mom's Take|Bargains4Wahms|FurKid Fosters|Eco Baby Mama Drama|The Coupon Sweeper|Coupon Savings in the South|The Interrupting Cow|Colleen's Book Nook|Confessions of an Overworked Mom|Super Frugal Stephanie|Coupons with Q|The Socialite's Closet|baubles, accoutrements and garb|Wishful Thinking 247|The Mommy Island|Taking Time for Mommy|Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink|Living at the Whitehead's Zoo|A Thrifty Diva Surviving Mommy Hood|Have Kids Will Coupon|Mommy's Money Saving Obsession|Moms Saving Money|Jenns Blah Blah Blog|And The Little Ones Too|Become A Coupon Queen|iSave A2Z|Royalegacy Reviews and More|Let's Win|Whirlwind of Surprises|More from Mom|Makobi Scribe |Heavenly Savings|How Was Your Day?|

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All About Baby Giveaway

The Mommy Island is excited to bring this event to all our readers, 
hosted by Danielle @ a delicious obsession
Danielle says:
This event is to celebrate the birth of my son, which was in March. I would love to offer my readers the chance to win some of the great baby products I have been given the opportunity to try! This giveaway consists of products that you and your baby will love! Giveaway will run from May 21st through June 3rd. For your chance to win, enter by using the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck!

Prize #1: Winner's choice (up to $30)

Teething Necklace from Amber Slumber - Amber Slumber sells Baby Amber teething necklaces that are made from 100% natural baltic sea amber. They have a huge variety of necklaces to choose from. Very stylish, modern, and beautiful.

Prize #2:

Glow Bug Cloth Diaper - These cloth diapers are very cute and stylish for little boys and girls. Each cloth diaper has several snaps and can be adjusted. You can choose for a girl, boy, or gender neutral.

Prize #3:


Blanket My Baby Personalized Baby Blanket - These blankets are absolutely adorable. They are very soft as well. Get your blanket personalized with your baby's name. Choose which color and font you would like. The blankets are smaller then an average baby blanket. It's more of a cute security blanket.

Prize #4:

Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning DVD - This isn't for baby but your baby can enjoy some one on one time with mommy while you get your belly back in shape after giving birth.

Prize #5:

Mobi WallMate -  These WallMate are really neat. A cute nightlight for your children. They light up different colors or you can have set at a steady color. Available in a monkey, hippo, and elephant.

Prize #6:

Mobi AnimaLamp - Perfect to use a desk lamp so your children can get their homework done, use on your changing table for your baby when you're changing those midnight diapers, use in the tent while camping and more! Available in a monkey, bunny, and giraffe.

Prize #6:

Thermal-Aid Bear (Lavender) - This bear can be heated in the microwave and used as a heating pad or put in the freezer for use as a cool pack. Use to relieve headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, fevers, and more. Perfect for kids and adults.

Prize #7:

Baby Magic Calming Baby Bath - Relax your baby by giving him/her a nice bath and use Baby Magic's Calming Baby Bath. Made with lavender and chamomile. Tear free, dye free, hypoallergenic, enriched with vitamins and aloe.

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HP Giveaway brought to you by CouponTrade.com

The Mommy Island
is happy to bring this giveaway event to our readers.
Coupontrade.com and HP are offering the biggest giveaway event so far! HP Omni 27t series including Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, Norton Anti-Virus, keyboard, mouse, 3 Care Pack House Service, Windows 7 Home Premium

Founded in 1939, HP is the world’s largest IT company and brings to market a vast array of innovative, advanced, and reliable products that continuously improve the way their customers live and work. At the HP Home & Home Office Store you will find an unparalleled selection of notebooks, desktops, printers, accessories, and more! Whether shopping for your home or small business, HP has a solution for you.

CouponTrade.com is your new source for discount gift cards and NAME brand coupon codes. Now you can combine these discounts in ONE place to save more than ever before! Now you can SELL your unwanted gift cards too! Are you sitting on any unclaimed cash?

Entry is easier than ever! Check out the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck!

*Extreme Amazon Giveaway*

Welcome to the Extreme Amazon Giveaway!
 The Mommy Island has joined up with some other awesome blogs to give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader! You can choose to do as many entries as you’d like, but the more you do the better your chances of winning.
Giveaway ends June 3rd at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck!

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Dad's Backyard Oasis Event

It's finally here.... the Dad's Backyard Oasis Father's Day giveaway event!

The Mommy Island has teamed up with a great group of bloggers
 to bring you this Father's Day Giveaway!


This year, Black & Decker is making Father's Day extra special for one lucky dad by offering an amazing prize pack full of everything dad will need to create an oasis in his own backyard for summer-long grilling, entertaining and just plain, good ole relaxing. AHH!




This event will run from May 20th at 12:01 pm. EST to June 3rd at 11:59 pm. EST

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsor... BLACK & DECKER for offering these amazing prizes!

Cant wait to win these fabulous prizes? Black & Decker is offering all entrants a special 10% discount + FREE shipping on the purchase of items included in the Black & Decker's Father's Day Gift Guide. So get your orders in for dad, and be ahead of the game when Father's Day rolls around. Use code: FATHER10 at checkout.

Now head on down there and get your entries in because you can't win if you don't enter...

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smiley360.com mission Knorr Homestyle stock

 Chicken and Potatoes in it's own Gravy: 
 On a mission for smiley360.com I was sent the Knorr homestyle chicken Stock to use and review. 
If you've never heard of smiley360.com they are a review site where you sign up and they offer you missions. There are many different types of missions, but my favorite are the ones where they send me a free product to try out and review! This mission was trying the Knorr Stock, and I wasn't sure what I would make with it. I decided to just make something simple and easy. For our busy life the easier the better! 
What I used:
  • 3 Chicken Breast
  • 6 or 7 peeled potatoes cut in half
  • Knorr homestyle Chicken Stock
  • pepper
  • flour to thicken
  • water
I took my large skillet, and placed the chicken and potatoes and filled the skillet and added water about 4 cups. Then I added the Knorr Stock. I let this all boil turning the chicken over. Once the chicken was cooked through, I took two forks and shredded all 3. Added pepper to taste, and stirred in some flour to thicken the mixture, and give it a nice gravy consistency. This was really good, it reminded me of chicken and dumplings only with potatoes instead of dumplings. My husband really liked this too, we didn't have any left overs!
If you haven't noticed I love dishes I can make all in one skillet. I don't mind cooking, it's the clean up that kills me. Any time I can get away with using one pot or pan, that's a dish I'll make again and again!

If you are interested in joining smiley360.com and starting your own missions please click Here!
What dish is your go-to when you are in a hurry?

Enter to win the MamaRoo Bouncer Giveaway!

The Mommy Island with Sweet Pea Savings has teamed up with MyStrollers.com and a Bunch of great bloggers to bring you this amazing giveaway!
MyStrollers.com is givings away a 4moms MamaRoo In Black Classic! This is pretty great and it was just recently featured on 
The Ellen Show for her Mother's Day Giveaway! Check it out here!
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Baby Magic~Patty Cake and Baby Wash ~ My Review

The Booper really liked the Patty Cake! 

Recently I was given the opportunity to review some products for Baby Magic. We were sent 1 product initially for review, but as it turned out my son was allergic to Lavender(though I'm not happy he has an allergy I'm happy we found out), so we received 2 additional products to use, and review. 

The first product I couldn't wait to pull out of the package! I had noticed these in the store several times, and almost bought one. I should have. This is a Patty Cake. It's a compact that is creamy then turns to a powder. Perfect for a diaper rash, awesome for on-the-go diaper changes!

The Booper hasn't had a diaper rash during any of the time we've been testing, so I take that as a good sign! The compact has two compartments. One holds the actual creamy/powder, then you flip it up and you can grab a circular pad you use and toss. I wish this would have been around when our son was little. He has never been prone to diaper rash, but when he had one this would have been nice. I hated trying to re-dress him with my hands all greasy! The Patty-Cake was so convenient! That other stuff never seems to wash all the way off my hands. If your baby/toddler gets diaper rash, you should definitely try a Patty Cake. 

This is the Booper trying to play in the water that was running for his bath.
The next product we tried out was the Baby Magic, Hair & Body Wash. The Booper is always happy to take a bath. He sometimes asks me he can take a bath in the middle of the day. When things get stressful, sometimes I ask him if he wants to take a bath, and we both get a chance to relax and have fun together. This Baby Wash had a great scent, and I could smell it on my son's hair through the day. I love that clean baby scent I could smell on him and his hair all day! 

 Some of the cool things I learned while reviewing these products is that they are made in the USA, and Baby Magic has been around since the 1950's.
Baby Magic products are Paraben free, and DMDM Free (not that I know what that is), cruelty free,and they never use quaternium as an ingredient or 1,4-dioxane in their manufacturing processes.

Some of the other cool products they offer are:
 To learn more about everything Baby Magic 
has to offer
just click any of the links in this post!
To find Baby Magic on facebook just go HERE!

I was not paid in any form for this review, though I was given the products to test. All views and opinions are 100% true and my own! Any questions see my disclosure

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