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.



Deals of the Week: Head to Smith’s and Get 21 Items For Under $10!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017

Deals of the Week

Here are my top deals of the week as featured on Good4Utah today. Make sure to tune in next Thursday for the new deals! And check back here every day for all the other great deals you can score. Plus, make sure to enter to win a Cinemark Prize Pack!

Get all TWENTY ONE items featured on the show for less than $10.00! Regular price would be over $75!!

Almost every single coupon I used came from the Sunday paper. Get your own subscription now for ONLY $20 a year!

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Garnier Fructis Hair Stylers – $2.59
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Pine-Sol Cleaner (24-28 oz) – $0.99
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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.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to US Residents Only
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



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.



FREE Subscription to Glamour, Real Simple Bon Apetit, Time, and more! Magazine

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

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Get a FREE one year subscription to Glamour, Real Simple Bon Apetit, Autoweek, Time, and more!

No credit card information required. And you will never get a bill. I have gotten mags from this company before and they really do come. Just fill out a quick, one page survey and your magazine will be on its way to you!



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)


Tons of Great Deals at Smith’s this Week!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

Deals of the Week

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Getting Personal Part Two: The Loss of My Baby Boy

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

This post is another post about me. Hopefully it will give you a little more background info about me.

My husband Tim and I tried for years (3 1/2 years at this point) to become pregnant. I did a dye test (called an HSG) which was painful and uncomfortable, I had laparoscopy surgery to check my tubes, my husband was tested, and I took my temperature religiously for many years so I could chart my cycles and try to find an answer. We finally resorted to IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) and after two tries a miracle happened. I was pregnant!

To say we were thrilled would be an understatement. We started buying a few essentials for baby and I looked at and longed for baby clothes and diapers and all that comes with them. We felt our baby move and heard his heartbeat numerous times. We were so excited to find out if we were having a boy or a girl so we could start decorating and planning. We headed to THE ultrasound appointment with anticipation and excitement. But it only took a moment for that to change. The ultrasound tech got a funny look on her face and didn’t say a word. She kept moving the tool around without saying anything. She then let us know that our baby did not have a heartbeat. She quickly called my doctor who advised me that I needed to head to the hospital so I could deliver my baby. With no heartbeat. At 20 weeks.

I remember calling my mom as soon as we left that appointment. She laughed as she answered the phone saying she knew I couldn’t wait long to call her. She was expecting to find out if we were having a boy or girl. I can still remember the exact words I said. “My baby is dead.” And I lost it, sobbing into the phone. We drove to the hospital and were checked in to labor and delivery. The doctor came to start my labor. So many mothers and fathers in the rooms around us were getting ready to welcome their new bundles of joy with happy, smiling faces, and newborn cries. But not us.

I remember not wanting to talk to or see anyone. I just couldn’t stand the thought of facing the reality of what was happening. And if others were there it would be real. I couldn’t keep hiding inside my mind. Even with Tim there holding me while I cried and shedding tears himself, I felt utterly alone.

It was a short 7 hours later after dealing with all the regular contractions and labor pains (including an epidural), that I gave one quick push and my tiny, non breathing, silent hearted, baby boy was born. I held him in my arms and bawled. Until that point we still hadn’t known if it was a boy or girl. Without seeing a heartbeat at the ultrasound, the gender had been forgotten.

Tim and I discussed a name for our firstborn and decided that Quentin James was fitting. We had his body cremated and had a short ceremony at my brother’s house. His ashes are now in my living room.

This was easily the darkest time in my life. I struggled with the idea of never becoming a mother. I convinced myself that God didn’t have that in His plan for me. I was angry and afraid. I retreated into myself for a long time. The only reason I survived this dark time was because of my wonderful, supportive husband and my family.

I now have peace that I will be with Quentin someday. And I know I am a better mom because of having gone through this. But I would never wish it on anyone. It was the hardest thing I have been through. The pic above is of Quentin’s tiny little hands and footprints. They weren’t very developed so you can’t see them very well. It breaks my heart just looking at them.

Read Part One Here