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Little Tikes Tap-A-Tune Drum ONLY $6.00 at Amazon!

by Jewels Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Right now Amazon has this Little Tikes Tap-A-Tune Drum on sale for ONLY $6.00 (that's 54% OFF! This would make a perfect gift to any toddler! Just head over HERE to view this drum!

Drum Details:

:: 2 Ways to play: Basic drum sound, Washboard play on sides
:: Handy stick clip-ons prevents the sticks from getting lost
:: Smooth rounded corners for safety ? no sharp edges
:: Provides creative cause and effect play

Even better, you can team this deal with Amazon's other hot deal of a $5.00 savings when you purchase $35.00 or more of select Baby Toys! Just heave over HERE to see the included toys!

**Remember: Amazon Prices change often so you will want to hurry to snag these deals. 

Thanks Addicted to Saving!

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$10 off $30 Coupon at Olive Garden

by Jewels Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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I am sooo excited! Olive Garden just released a totally rare $10 off $30 Coupon. All you have to do is either print this coupon out or show it on your mobile phone! 

FYI:: This coupon is valid through 4/20/14

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FREE Cone Day on April 8th at Ben & Jerry's!

by Jewels Monday, April 7, 2014

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Who loves Ice Cream? I do! I do! If you are like me then you will be excited to note that Ben & Jerry’s FREE Cone Day is tomorrow (April 8th, 2014) from 12-8PM! All you have to do is head on over to your local store to get your free cone! Find a location near you here!  

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Mushroom Makeover Challenge Week 4

by Jewels Saturday, April 5, 2014

(I participated in "The 30 Day Mushroom Makeover Challenge" a campaign on behalf of mamavation for Mushroominfo.com. I received compensation as a thank you for participating) 

And so my 30 day mushroom makeover Challenge draws near its end. When I think of this last month I am thankful for being a part of this challenge. Before I started this challenge our Nutritionist Corrine had me fill out a vision worksheet. The very first exercise of this “Best Me Worksheet” had me closing my eyes and envisioning where I want to be in my life in 3 months. As I followed this exercise, I had to stop myself from breaking down in tears.  In three months I would be facing the last days and weeks of my 3rd pregnancy. With both of my last pregnancies this was a time of pain and fear and low esteem. I wanted with all my heart to be healthy, happy, and feel beautiful as I expected the arrival of my blessing from God. Later in the worksheet I was asked what I am doing and plan to do to help me achieve my vision. The truth is this is something that has been on my mind a lot over this last year. It is because of this that I started earnestly working out this last year and improving my diet. And yet I know I needed more. 

This 30 day challenge has helped me immensely. The workout plan (MushroomMakeover Workout Plan.pdf (44.39 kb) given to me by Mark Segedie has kept me on track even when I had to occasionally modify it when I wasn’t feeling well. I have noticed that I have more energy, I feel better and even my husband has noticed how well I am looking for being almost 7 months pregnant. 

I think however that the greatest difference has been my diet. Thanks to the nutrition counsel, meal plan ideas, and nutritional focuses (eating at the right time and interval, being aware of how the foods I eat make me feel, Be aware of when my body tells me I am hungry and full, savoring the food I eat, watching my internal language…) in addition to the mushroom meal makeovers (substituting meat for mushrooms or supplementing the meat with the mushrooms in at least 4 meals a week.) I have been eating so much healthier. Some of the recipes were makeovers of family favorites. Other were inspired by recipes I found on the Mushroominfo.com and the Mushroom Channel's Pinterest boards.  I find as I have been adding the mushrooms I naturally add more vegetables. I love how easy it has been to blend mushrooms into my diet and with how healthy they are this is a good thing. 

I never thought I could look and feel as great as I do while being so pregnant. I have hope that as I continue to apply the principles of this challenge in my everyday life, that two months from now will find me better then today. I look forward to finishing this pregnancy and recovering quickly so that I can be a happy healthy presence in my children’s lives. Thank you momavation for this opportunity. 

Ok, so now to the mushroom makeover meals for this last week of the challenge:

Breakfast Casserole: This was a hearty and delicious breakfast dish that was most filling. I love how well the mushrooms worked with this traditional morning dish. 

Ingredients:

2 Cups Frozen Shoe String Potatoes

1 Cup Mushrooms

1 Cup Chopped Onions

½ Cup Red Bell Pepper

¼ Cup Cheese

4 Eggs

2 Tbl Milk

1-2 Tbl Coconut Oil

Salt 

Pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350. Evenly spread the potatoes in a 9x9in pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Spread the grated cheese over the potatoes. Then in a pan sauté the mushrooms, onions, and red peppers in coconut oil with a touch of salt and pepper. Spread the veggies over the potatoes and cheese. In separate bowl beat the eggs and milk together and pour evenly over veggies in pan. Season according to taste with salt and pepper. Place in oven for 45-55 min. 

Beef/Mushroom Veggie Stir Fry: 

We love stir frys in our house. I was happy to note how well the beef chucks and mushrooms complimented each other taste wise. To make it I first cooked the beef in a pan with a little water. Then in another pan I sautéed the Mushrooms, Onions, Red Peppers, Celery, Broccoli and Carrots in a bit of water. Once the veggies were cooked yet still crisp I added in the beef and some Mandarin sauce.  This I served over rice.

 

Scrambled Eggs and Mushrooms:

I was in the mood for simplicity so I opted to make good old Scrambled eggs topped with mushrooms. For the eggs after whipping them in a bowl with a fork (I am a fanatic about having my egg yokes and whites completely mixed. I also added a touch of milk to make them fluffier. Then I cooked them in a small amount of coconut oil. I topped the eggs with some mushrooms I sautéed in a small amount of coconut oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.

 

Mandarin Noodles:

For lunch I sautéed in a small amount of coconut oil mushrooms and red bell peppers then mixed them with shell noodles (the kids love it when I cook fun shaped noodles) and added Mandarin sauce. A very simple dish that was light on the stomach yet filling. 

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FREE Admission for Bank of America Customers to Museums and More!

by Jewels Friday, April 4, 2014

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Did you know that Bank of America customers on the first weekend of every month you can get FREE general admission to participating museums, zoos, science centers, botanical gardens and more?? All you have to do is present your Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch card! This weekend April 5 & 6 is one of those weekends where you can get FREE general admission to 150 museums nationwide. 

Thanks I Crave Freebies!

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**Enter To Win** Coca-Cola & ICEE Soccer Instant Win Game!

by Jewels Friday, April 4, 2014

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Right now through June 15th, you can head over and play the new Coca-Cola IWG for a chance to win 1 of 3,600 prizes including Coca-Cola t-shirts, soccer balls, hats, bags and much more! 

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FREE Loose Leaf Tea Sample from The Tea Spot

by Jewels Thursday, April 3, 2014

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For my tea loving followers, Hurry over to The Tea Spot FB page and select your tea preference then look for your FREE Teaspot Loose Leaf Tea Sample to arrive in the mail.

Thanks I Crave Freebies!

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FREE Hot Wheels Pack

by Jewels Thursday, April 3, 2014

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**HURRY**over to Scott’s Shared Value Program and snag a FREE Hot Wheels Track Builder Essentials Pack & Care when you log in or sign up. 

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$1 OFF Revlon Lip Product (Coupon)

by Jewels Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Need some more Revlon Lip Product? The hurry over and claim this  $1 Off Revlon Lip Product Coupon.

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Donate and recive Coupons for FREE Food at Joe's Crab Shack

by Jewels Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Right now you can donate to a great cause and get some yummy food for your effort. Just head on over to Joe’s and donate to their Autism Speaks cause and receive coupons for FREE Food Coupons at Joe’s Crab Shack. And while you are there if you purchase a “Peace of the Puzzle” signature tie-dye T-shirt and 10 percent of proceeds will go to Autism Speaks. Locations.

Details:

For every $1 donation, receive a free kids meal entrée; $5 donation for a free Crazy Good Crab Dip; and $10 donation for a free Classic Steampot. 

Thanks I Crave Freebies!

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