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Sunday, June 21, 2015

#HormelFamily June box #spon Pulled Pork Sammies

     Once again I am a #HormelFamily blogger and I have the opportunity to sample their products to give my honest and unbiased opinion. Most not all are provided in conjunction with this blog post.

     This month I received a variety of products but this post is centered on one dinner idea/solution  for a quick night dinner that the whole family could love. After all it is the season to BBQ and what could be easier than...well not BBQ'n up a mess :)

Lloyds Pulled Pork (BBQ sauce not included) was a big hit in this months box. It arrives in a resealable pouch with easy to follow instructions and all creativity is up to you with this. My family wanted pulled pork sammies and this is what we did:

1 (16-ounce) container LLOYD'S®Seasoned Shredded Pork in Original BBQ Sauce
4 kaiser buns, split and toasted
4 (¾- to 1-ounce) slices American cheese
1 cup deli coleslaw
¼ cup sweet or dill pickle slices

PREP: Prepare LLOYD'S® Seasoned Shredded Pork in Original BBQ Sauce according to package directions.

SERVE: Spoon meat mixture onto buns. Top with cheese. Place open sandwiches on foil-lined baking sheet under broiler just to melt cheese, about 1 minute. Top with coleslaw, pickles and bun top.

This was super easy to make and my kids and I enjoyed this very much. My kids are very open to flavors and textures so the cole slaw was perfect for us, everyone is different and feel free to leave it out.
**all opinions are my own all photos are my personal property**

Sunday, June 7, 2015

**Beyond The Mask** Family Film

Coming to theaters this weekend, Beyond the Mask is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ. We would like to offer you two theatrical posters signed by the stars of the film for use as a giveaway on your blog.

Both posters include the autographs of actors Andrew Cheney (SEASONS OF GRAY), Kara Killmer (Chicago Fire) and John Rhys-Davies (LORD OF THE RINGS, RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE).

The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds, has just been double-crossed and is on the run in the American colonies. Working to redeem his name and win back the woman with whom he's never been fully truthful, Will now hides behind a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte—as well as Ben Franklin—while he races time to defuse a plot of historical proportions.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

**Glider DLX Gliding Swing (Greenhill; Infant)** #sponsored

can be found at Toys R Us
  • Soothes with the same gentle motion of your nursery glider
  • Vibration with two speed settings keeps baby relaxed
  • Adjustable canopy with toys shields baby from light
  • 6 gliding speeds allows you to find the right pace
  • 10 melodies and 5 nature sounds will delight and amuse

     When becoming a new mom we look for anything that can provide the comfort and care our special bundle of joy needs. This Glider Swing by Graco offers the safe protective care a mother offers her child, a warm hug with gentle rocking motion to soothe the little one to sleep so you can get some much needed arm rest. After 4 children myself I can remember the tireless days and nights of rocking to soothe the cranky baby and knowing I am getting nothing done because no rocking means no peace.
I have to say I really like the seat belt, if applied correctly the baby is safe and secure. The shoulder harness is not specifically attached to the belt which makes it so much easier to adjust baby.

     The Glider swing offers you the option to plug in or use batteries, as we all know everything runs on batteries and that in itself can cost a fortune. I remember back before they were battery operated :o and we had to crank them to keep the swing rocking and at the time of my first born gliders were unheard of.

      The seating is so soft and cushion y to protect that little back and head and provide the same comfort mom or dads lap offers. The padding is removable and washing machine safe (IMO gentle detergent, no bleach and I line dry). The padding can be removed as the baby gets a little bigger as no so much support will be required. The seating does offer vibration to rock to sleep but as always be aware of your baby and the swing. Do not extra pad it as what comes with is plenty and has been tested and baby proofed. Once baby is asleep it is not necessary to remove baby from swing just turn it off to save electricity and batteries. AND always strap a baby in you do not want any unneeded accidents that could be prevented.

     The final thing I want to mention is the music I loved the wide variety of music and sounds, if you are not a good singer (like me) this is a godsend. Music can help calm as well as relax the senses for a baby after all they have been hearing all the sounds from outside for months before birth. 
 *recommended for weights 5.5 up to 30lbs*

**product received for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion**

Monday, May 25, 2015

May Box #HormelFamily Blogger #sp

**products reviewed in this post were provided for the purposes of review, all opinions are my own and opinion is not swayed on receipt of product**


Another month-another box!!
Did YOU know?:
National Salsa Month: May is National Salsa month, so kick it off with a salsa-themed meal using varying levels of spice and see just how hot you can go – jalapenos, anyone? Cool down with this Chicken Milanese Quesadilla recipe – a perfect blend of marinated chicken and creamy citrus flavors – using HERDEZ® Tortillas in traditional white corn, cracked whole wheat or classic flour varieties. 

     I had the opportunity to try the Herdez Tortillas in combination with the Herdez Cooking Sauces which was more favorable than expected. I have  little kids as well as big kids in my home and it is not the taste of the food but the "heat" from the food that I am always concerned with.
              ***Shredded Chicken Soft Tacos**
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in crock pot(frozen or thawed)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup-1 cup chicken broth or water
cook on low 7hours
remove from crockpot, with 2 forks shred chicken to your liking(empty water from crockpot), return shredded chicken to crockpot, add jar of Herdez cooking sauce (I used Red Guajillo Chile-as this was provided in my box)  I did add a 1/2 of water to chicken sauce mixture because I wanted the meat and sauce to be thin so as not to burn or get chewy. Turn back on low cook for 1 hour.
**sauce One of the most widely used peppers across Mexico, the guajillo chile’s aromatic green tea notes and slightly sweet berry undertones are artfully paired with fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes to create our Red Guajillo Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce. A tangy, fruity finish with gentle heat, this robust red chile sauce is ideal for cooking up

** My impression was it was either going to be too fruity or too spicy and it was neither it had a mild heat, that was non lingering. The flavor was a hit in my home and the flavor combination is endless, so many ideas and so many uses. This is perfect for a family with little ones who like the mexican food just not the burning taste.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Touched By An Angel *I Will Walk With You* CBS

now from Walmart it will be available in June.
*product received as a review product for my unbiased opinion*

As Monica begins her final assignment, she hopes for a promotion to supervisor. Tess and the angels testify to her strengths as she arrives in a town filled with old friends...and, mysteriously, no children. Monica tries to give the town the strength to pull together after heartbreak - even as she faces off with the ultimate adversary...the devil, himself.

Starring:Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye
Studio Name:Paramount Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date:06/02/2015
Rating:Not Rated
Audio Tracks:Digital Sound
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Celebrate Mom on Mothers Day - Coca-Cola Mini product #ad #MiniFamilyTime


Coca-Cola mini is the perfect product for the family. Why not celebrate mom with some refreshment and family time for her special day. Pull up a chair and let her know how much you appreciate her on this special day. With the Coca Cola mini anytime can be family time.

Coca-Cola mini is easy to grab on the go and will surely put a smile on her face. Find your favorite Coca-Cola product at a retailer near you.

I am a mom and will be spending my Mothers Day with my beautiful kids. Please enjoy the video as it was created by regular everyday mothers just like you and me.

**all opinions are my own**