10 Simple and Low Cost Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

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One of my favorite holidays is Saint Patrick’s Day. I love that you can do as little or as much as you want and it is absolutely perfect! There is no stress or pressure like on some of the other holidays. That being said, here are some of my favorite Saint Patrick’s Day ideas, crafts, and traditions.

  1. Green food coloring: This is an absolute MUST for this holiday. You can use it for so many different things. We use it to color our milk, make green pancakes or any other food, and sometimes to color our toilet water green.
  2. Lucky blocks from Heartfelt Wall Hangings: Heartfelt Wall Hangings has SO many adorable crafts at amazing prices. Snag these LUCKY blocks in a kit for just $5.50!
  3. The Lucky Leprechaun Hunt: Print this hunt or make your own! It’s super easy and you can do it with stuff you already have at your house with absolutely no preparation (my favorite) or hide the items for them to find beforehand.
  4. The Night Before Saint Patrick’s Day: We absolutely love The Night Before books and this one is just as good as the rest! It’s a must to read the night before.
  5. Rainbow & Pot of Gold craft: Another easy craft that is crazy cute. One of the amazing preschool teachers at my daughter’s school does this with her class and they LOVE it. Frankly, so do I. 
  6. Saint Patrick’s Day Would You Rather: Such a fun, silly way to enjoy the holiday. Answer questions like Would you rather catch a leprechaun or have a pet unicorn? Plus, it’s a FREE download.
  7. Green treats: Our family leprechaun always leaves a few green treats at our house. Usually a can of Sprite and some kind of green candy. If you don’t want sugar you can do a green apple and colored milk or something similar.
  8. Silly Leprechaun Tricks: When the leprechaun visits our house he plays silly tricks. They are never harmful or malicious and they are always easily cleaned up. Usually just things like leaving all the cupboard doors open, switching which drawer pants and socks are in, or turning couch cushions upside down. My kids think this is hilarious.
  9. Green Hair Spray: If you want to add a little extra green to your ensemble you can grab some green hair spray. Of course I grabbed it when it was on clearance after Halloween. That’s just how I roll.
  10. Set a Leprechaun trap: Who DOESN’T want to catch that silly leprechaun? It’s so fun to set a trap to see if you can catch that pesky little guy. We try to lure him in with gold or treats with some kind of spring to trap him when he picks them up. Sadly, we’ve had no luck so far. But that doesn’t mean we won’t keep trying!


Amazon: Moana Hardcover Little Golden Book Only $2.10

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

Head over to Amazon where they have this Moana Hardcover Little Golden Book priced at only $2.10 (regularly $4.99). This book would make a great Easter Basket stuffer!



It’s the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown DVD ONLY $5.31 on Amazon

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017



Head over to Amazon and grab It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown for only $6.56. We love Charlie Brown at our house and I’m excited to add to our collection.



Dishes on a Dime: Dutch Baby or German Pancakes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

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While I hate cooking I really enjoy baking. And my favorite meal to eat or bake for is breakfast. So these super easy German Pancakes? Yeah, I’m all over that. Plus, when eggs are on sale for a great price (77¢ at Smiths!) you want to look for ways to put them to good use. Or, at least I do.

Make sure to come back and let us know what you think after you make them.

Dutch Baby or German Pancakes

Ingredients:

6 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 stick butter

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl beat together eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla until well mixed.  (You can also mix it in a blender.) This is when I pull out my Nutri Ninja blender. Easier is ALWAYS better in my case.

Place butter in a 10 to 12 inch cast iron skillet (or other oven proof skillet) or in a 10 to 12 inch round baking pan. Place pan in oven for a minute or two until the butter melts. Remove pan from oven carefully.

Pour the batter into the pan and place the pan into the preheated oven.

Bake for about 35 minutes, until the edges are puffed up and golden brown. Remove from oven.  Sprinkle with lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar.  Or fill with strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or other fruit.  Top with whipped cream or sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Serve immediately.

OR …

My mom’s favorite is to make mini Dutch Babies as follows:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl beat together eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla until well mixed.  (You can also mix it in a blender.)

Slice the butter and evenly disperse between 2 regular or 4 mini muffin pans. Put the pans in the oven for a couple minutes while it’s preheating to melt the butter, then pour some batter into each compartment in the muffin pans until each muffin compartment has about the same amount.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until it is puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven.

Fill with strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or other fruit.  Top with whipped cream or sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Serve immediately.



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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017

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It’s Back! Enter to Win a Cinemark Prize Pack Worth Over $150!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

I laugh at the jokes. I cry at the sad parts. I smile, I oooh and awww when appropriate; usually when the girl and boy get together in the end. Yep, I am any director or producer’s perfect audience. Basically, I LOVE movies. I love getting immersed into the emotions and forgetting about whatever is going on in my life at the moment.

It has been this way for as long as I can remember. Plain and simple; I LOVE movies. As I’ve had kids I have loved being able to share that with them. I get more excited to see their reactions as to feel my own. And with the new luxury loungers at Cinemark? Yeah. That just makes the whole experience that much better. You can recline, put your feet up, and relax! No fighting over the armrest or worrying about putting your feet up and disturbing the person seated in front of you. Pure heaven, I tell you.

Which means I’m extra excited to share this blissfulness with YOU! Scroll down to see how you can enter to win now!

Win It:

TWO Mamas readers will win a Cinemark Date Night Prize Pack!

(Two winners will receive one $100.00 Cinemark gift card, two 2017 Cinemark refillable popcorn tubs, two 2017 Cinemark refillable cups, and two Cinemark branded luxury lounger blankets)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know what movie you are most excited to see this year (or your favorite of all time). Then head to the MoaD Facebook page and Instagram page for more chances to win!

There will be one winner from from Instagram and one winner from Facebook entries!
This giveaway ends Thursday, March 16 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
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New TopCashBack Members: Save $10 on Moana Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017

Today only or while supplies last, NEW TopCashback members can snag the Moana Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD from Walmart.com for $10 less after cash back!

Keep in mind that TopCashback does not limit accounts to one per household so if you’re an existing member, encourage your husband, wife, mom, dad, roommate, or neighbor etc. to sign up!

Here’s how to get your FREE movie…

  1. Head over and create a new Top Cash Back account – this will only take a few minutes!
  2. Then head over here, scroll down and click the Get Cashback button
  3. You will then be directed to Walmart.com where you’ll purchase one Moana Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD for $22.99 + FREE Store Pick-Up if available at a store near you
  4. Within 21 days, $10 will be credited straight to your checking or PayPal account. Or, you can choose to be paid in an Amazon.com Gift Card (I always choose this option) for an extra 3% cash back or American Express Reward Card and get a 6% bonus.



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Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

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Dishes on a Dime: Copy Cat Cafe Rio Pork & Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

I am not the best cook in the world. I don’t really enjoy it so I haven’t taken the time to get better. Which means when I’m making dinner I want things to be simple and easy. If I can just throw things into my trusty Crockpot? Yeah, that’s my favorite kind of recipe.

Since pork roasts are on sale at Smith’s this week for only 99¢ a pound I knew it was time to put my trusty Crockpot to use. Here is one of my favorite, simple and easy recipes. You could also use chicken, but I’m a big fan of pork. My kids eat this up! It’s definitely a family favorite.

Head over to Crazy4Smiths for Joani and Heather’s favorite pork recipes and to watch a quick video of all three!

Copy Cat Cafe Rio Pork

  • 3 lb. Pork loin roast
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 20 oz. bottle Dr. Pepper or Coke

Put all ingredients in and cook in slow cooker 6-8 hours on low. Remove, pull pork, and return to slow cooker for an hour. Enjoy!

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

In a blender combine:

  • 1 small bottle (8 oz) ranch dressing
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (can add more to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (no seeds)


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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

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