Love That Indie Designed Stationary & Wall Art! Minted.com $50 Gift Card Giveaway 9/21

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 This post is sponsored by Minted.com. Opinions expressed are my own. Minted.com crowd-sources design and art from a global community of independent designers and artists, then sells their best designs as fine products such as stationery, wall art, and décor for the home, holidays, and occasions. For back-school-needs like personalized notebooks, school year calendars and thank you notes for kids, Minted.com offers some wonderful selections. That's why this giveaway comes at a perfect time. … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 8/30

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We are heading back to Rhode Island tomorrow for one last day at the beach. It's supposed to be beautiful out. Happy Labor Day! I hope you all enjoy the long holiday weekend! :)   Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 8/31 - Storage Technologies Kitchen Organizing Products Prize Pack Ends 9/2 - Groovy Lab in a Box Ends 9/9 - Holland House Cooking Wine Prize Pack Ends 9/11 - Candlewick Books Prize Pack 7 … {Read More}

Low Carb Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese Casserole

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I have been eating lots of low carb meals lately. George Stella is my go-to chef for delicious low carb dishes. I've seen lots of versions of the low carb mac and cheese, but I knew his recipe would be the best of the best! It certainly is. I've been enjoying this all week. (For those following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this is an "S" Satisfying side dish.)  It's rich, creamy and delightfully delicious. Low carb or not, this is a must try! Recipe Source … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Snidely Whiplash #WW

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Snidely Whiplash is the archenemy of Dudley Do Right and appeared in the Dudley Do Right Series of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The show aired 1959-1964. Before I was born - I am not THAT old. :) Anyway, Ryan had his face painted at the fair recently and a Facebook friend pointed out that he looked like Snidely Whiplash. What do you think? An InLinkz Link-up … {Read More}

Kindness Counts Netflix Shows That Teach Kindness #Stream Team

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I am a member of the Net Flix Stream Team and share family-friendly programming, activities, recipes, reviews and giveaways on behalf of Netflix. It makes me so proud when either a teacher or another parent tells me how I have "such nice boys." At James' parent teacher meeting I was just about speechless as each of his five teachers praised James for his "good nature" "kindness towards his classmates" and "wonderful, positive outlook." This tells me as parents we are doing something right. Our … {Read More}

Sunbelt Bakery’s Granola and Fruit & Grain Bars Giveaway 9/15 (1 case/12 boxes)

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I received a case of Sunbelt Bakery's Bar to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. I am always on the lookout for nutritious and convenient snacks - that don’t sacrifice flavor.  I am excited to have the opportunity to try Sunbelt Bakery's granola bars, fruit and grain cereal bars. They offer a lot of flavors too - Raspberry and Strawberry Fruit and Grain Bars, and for granola bars the flavors are: oats and honey, chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, apple spice, and … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky and Taylor Swifts House 8/23

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We went to Rhode Island on Wednesday to check out Misquamicut Beach. Taylor Swift's home is just down the road in an area called Watch Hill. It is a large estate overlooking the Atlantic. (A blogging friend who lives in Rhode Island confirmed that this is indeed her house.) A body guard stood watch as we strolled by. I thought her no trespassing signs were cute! Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 8/25 - Once Upon … {Read More}

Back-to-School Candlewick Prize Pack of 7 Childrens Books Giveaway 9/11

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Candlewick is providing these books, no monetary compensation was received. It's back-to-school time! Candlewick Press is celebrating with this vibrant collection of new releases. These books are recommended for kids ranging from age 5 up to 12 years. Expand their knowledge with The History of Money, Lady Liberty - A Biography, Tiny Creatures The World of Microbes and more. Get them geared up for the new school year with these inspiring, beautifully illustrated non-fiction titles. One Moms Own … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Band Camp #WW

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James has signed up for Marching Band! He has played the trumpet since the third grade. As an incoming seventh grader, he is able to join his middle school/high school marching band - the Marching Spartans. When a student signs up for marching band, they must attend a one week long, very intense, overnight band camp. They might as well call it "boot camp". It is grueling for anyone, let alone an incoming 12 year old newbie- practicing, learning marches and formations, etc.. They practice about … {Read More}

Holland House Cooking Wine Prize Pack Giveaway & Pork Terderloin Recipe 9/9

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The summer is really flying by, but we still have several weeks left to do some outdoor grilling. To celebrate the remaining summer grilling season,  I am hosting a giveaway of a Holland House Summer Grilling Kit. One Moms Own Words reader will win a portable cooler that is brimming with approx. $50 worth of grilling tools and Holland House Cooking Wine products (prize pictured above). Holland House Marinade & Grilling Tips Marinate your meat. Marinating is a great way to add flavor and … {Read More}

Discovering My Surname Origin on Ancestry.com #surnameproject

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Thank you to Ancestry.com for helping me to learn about my family history. We all have a family tree, and yet how many of us really know it beyond our grandparents and great grandparents?  I didn't know anything about my surname origin beyond my grandfather Ernest Davis on my Dad's side. He passed away the year I was born. Researching my family tree is something I've always wanted to do, but life gets so busy as you know, and things like that take a back seat. That's why I truly am grateful … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 8/16

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James had a busy week at Marching Band camp. The majority of the players are shown above practicing at the camp. As a beginning 7th grader, he is able to be a part of the Marching Spartans Marching Band (which includes middle school age and high school kids.) It is a huge commitment for a young seventh grader. During the past week, he stayed overnight all week at this very intense camp. It was just like boot camp. Up at 6:00, and practicing their marching and playing for about 10 hours a day! … {Read More}