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Monday, November 16, 2015

**Women's Onesie Wardrobe Giveaway** OPENS Nov 18 at 1am

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Winter Is coming and these would be the GREATEST item to have in your home. These are warm and cozy and each one has so much character. This giveaway is a goody you do not want to miss and is sure to put a smile on the winners face. I love onesie PJs it keeps you so warm and comfy you won't want to leave your home. This giveaway does not last forever so make sure you enter today.

Welcome to the Women's Onesie PJ Wardrobe Giveaway Event!

Sponsor: Richard Leeds International

Host: Southern Mom Loves
Co-Hosts: Capri's Coupons & Mom 'N Daughter Savings

You may have seen all of the super-cute PJs at Walmart recently; Chances are they are from Richard Leeds International, and these PJs certainly fit the bill of cute! These 3 styles of one-piece PJs will keep you warm and snuggly all winter-long! Read Holly's full review here.

These warm and fuzzy, hooded one-piece PJs are available in Pig, Bunny, & Santa designs.

These collegiate-themed one-piece PJs have a kangaroo pocket and are available in Black Soot, Heather Grey, & Bordeaux Heather.

If you're looking for a cute print with a twist, these One-piece drop-seat PJs will keep you warm. They're available in Moose Caboose, Cat's Pajamas, & Bear Bottom.

Find all of the styles above in the Sleepwear section at Walmart in-store or online at 

We have a HUGE giveaway for our readers! 21 winners will receive pajamas from Richard Leeds International! (ARV $819!)

  • 1st Prize: 1 (One) winner will receive an entire pajama wardrobe! 7 pairs!
  • 2nd Prize: 2 (Two) winners will receive 5 pairs of pajamas!
  • 3rd Prize: 3 (Three) winners will receive 3 pairs of pajamas!
  • 4th Prize: 15 (Fifteen) winners will receive a pair of pajamas!

21 total winners will be sent fun PJs in randomly chosen designs from the 3 styles shown above, in their Women's size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below. (ARV $819!)

Enter below, the odds are fantastic!

Giveaway begins on 11/18/15 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 12/9/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner's List.

Disclaimer: The participating blogs were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be notified by email; Please add to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.
Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

#LegoKidsFest @LegoKidsFest #ad

LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. 
Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at
For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, DUPLO, LEGENDS OF CHIMA, NINJAGO, BIONICLE, MINDSTORMS and MIXELS are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.The LEGO KidsFest is produced by BuzzEngine, a marketing and events organization. LEGO KidsFest was awarded Best Proprietary Event by Event Marketer Magazine in 2013.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

**Holiday Gift Guide The Beginning**

**all products shown have been received for review purposes, no compensation outside of product was offered, no follow links or collective advertising**

Minecraft: Story Mode is an all-new narrative-driven game series developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with Mojang. This episodic game series is set in the world of Minecraft, and features an original story which is driven by player choice -- it's like a playable television show based on your favorite game, where YOU are the star, and your choices and actions decide how the story is told. Minecraft: Story Mode features new characters in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.
You are Jesse (a character -- male or female -- that you create,) and you and your friends are thrown into an awe-inspiring adventure to save the world. While visiting EnderCon, your gang stumbles on something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and your only hope is to track down the "Order of the Stone", a fabled group of adventurers who slew the legendary Ender Dragon. But where are they? In a race against time, you will travel across the over-world, through the Nether, to The End, and beyond.
Release Date: October 27, 2015 [Episode 1 Launch]
E10+ for Everyone 10 and older: Fantasy Violence, Mild Language
PublisherTelltale Games
DevelopersTelltale Games,Mojang

Monday, October 19, 2015

***********Ghost Squad DVD*********** Giveaway!! #ad

**video received in exchange for my unbiased opinion**

Ghost Squad Trailer from Extreme Media Group on Vimeo.
Charlie makes a bet with a bully to spend Halloween night in a haunted house. What seems like an easy challenge turns into a night of frights when the three friends must outsmart a ghost dog named Salty.

You know how tough middle school can be and when a group of older kids dare them to stay the night in a haunted house (rumored) how can anyone say YES!! So this trio loaded up their gadgets and set out on a night anticipating spooky and frightening and were greeted by a ghostly pal. This is a total family friendly movie, many plots and turns to keep the whole family on the edge of their seats.
Not Yet Rated-but was enjoyed by my 5&8yr olds.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Released Jan 1st 2015
Lying to their parents about their whereabouts for the evening, the best friends camp out together with plenty of gadgety stake-out gear. If they make it through the night, they hope to win over the girls they have been crushing on. However, the night takes an interesting turn when they encounter a ghost-dog in the haunted house! Now they must find the courage to confront the ghost, learning the age-old lesson that a ghost-dog just wants a friend. In the end, they win the respect of the bullies and the hearts of their girl-best friends. Although they might not be sure of what they saw in that house, they have certainly become more sure of themselves.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

eLuxurySupply Who We Are Giveaway! 3 Winners

Who is eLuxurySupply? From the Garage to Global eCommerce in 5 years!

In 5 years this veteran owned company went from a man in a garage to a Global eCommerce Company, dedicated to customer service, going above & beyond to keep their customers not only satisfied, but coming back! I have to admit I am beyond a happy customer many times over.
This company has so much to offer and here is your chance to take a peek.
Take a moment to get to know them by watching the video below, then enter for a chance to win one of three great prizes!
Now that you've seen who they are and where they came from, Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 gift cards to eLuxurySupply! Hurry!! This chance does not last forever!!

Giveaway Time!! 10/10 - 11/10

*Bloggers participating in this giveaway are not responsible for distribution of prize(s). For more information or questions pertaining to this giveaway, please contact Kelli at

Thursday, October 1, 2015

**GOLDEN SHOES debuts on DVD & Digital HD** #ad #spon

**I received a copy of this movie for review purposes only, no other compensation is offered, all opinions in this review are my own.**

Available October 6th.

GOLDEN SHOES, a feel good movie for the whole family starring Dina Meyer, Eric Roberts, David DeLuise, Christian Koza, Montel Williams, Vivica A. Fox & John Rhys-Davies, debuts on DVD and On Demand October 6 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, which is now in its 20th year.

About movie:
As long as he could remember, eight-year-old Christian Larou (Christian Koza) dreamed of being a great soccer player like his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. When his father is deployed to Afghanistan and his mother is hospitalized, he pours himself into the game he loves. With the help of some very special shoes, can Christian lead his team to the championship, inspire an entire nation, and bring his family together again?

My thoughts:
I felt this was an amazing movie for the entire family. The young boy Christian longs to fill his life long dream while still being on top of his family in times of sickness, health and absence. The array of actors involved in this film really set this movie in action(as I am not a Montel fan I felt he played a significant member of the cast) and gave it the depth to keep my families interest. The Golden Shoes do not lead his team to victory but instead his heart and mind do but I love the portrail of something magical in his minds idea of sadness and way to overcome. If you believe it will come true.

Monday, September 28, 2015

*Scholastic Storybook Treasures* on DVD #ad #spon

Available Oct 6th
 SRP $5.97
single DVD 
run time : 225 min

Storybook Treasures 20 Fairy Tales

Scholastic Classics, a new value line, continues with 20 FAIRY TALES release packed with 20 tales perfect for kids and families who love to watch classic storybooks come to life! The full list of stories includes: Cinderella, Doctor De Soto, Each Peach Pear Plum, Extra Yarn, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, Harold’s Fairy Tale, Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China, Princess Furball, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Little Match Girl, The Red Shoes, The Three Little Pigs, The True Story of The Three Little Pigs!, The Ugly Duckling, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. 


Storybook Treasures 20 Holiday Adventures
Scholastic Classics, a new value line, continues with a Holiday Adventures release packed with 20 tales perfect for kids and families who love to watch classic storybooks come to life! The full list of stories includes: The Night Before Christmas, Max’s Christmas, Merry Christmas, Splat, Morris’s Disappearing Bag, Merry Christmas, Space Case, Bear Snores On, Noah’s Ark, Too Many Tamales, Lemonade in Winter, The Snowy Day, Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas, In the Month of Kislev, Little Drummer Boy, Seven Candles for Kwanzaa, Great Joy!, Antarctic Antics, Giving Thanks, Bear Has a Story to Tell, The Clown of God, and Brave Irene

** Bossip Comedy Series Part2** #ad #spon

Available Oct 6th DVD and Digital Platforms

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hormel September Box Feature w Recipe Ideas #HormelFamily #spon

I was chosen a few months ago to work with the #HormelFamily of bloggers and I have to say it has always been an amazing adventure of trying new products and tried and true that I have used in the past. I could not believe how many products in my pantry are associated with the Hormel Family of products and before I became involved I just did not know how much this family put into its name.  This month I decided to show you a recipe as well as a quick breakfast idea using 4 ingredients that can be a filling yet satisfying breakfast for that busy day. *I was provided with Hormel family products to review with my family all opinions of said products are my own and receipt of product does not promise a positive review*

I used this very tasty Herdez Salsa for breakfast Pita rolls for a new spin on breakfast. I am not a huge salsa on eggs kind of person but this was amazing. The salsa is chunky with a little touch of heat. To give you an idea of what I tried this is a store bought pita toasted, egg and sausage topped with a tablespoon of salsa made for a quick breakfast and very filling.

Chicken Fajitas for BREAKFAST :) Yes I had this for breakfast one morning because I am just obsessed with this salsa that came in my September box. While out shopping I came across these Diced Serrano Peppers and just could not pass them up for a dinner or better yet a breakfast idea.
2lbs- chicken breast cut into strips
1-bell pepper
1-red pepper
1-yellow onion
(all three cut into strips)
1 packet fajita mix or taco seasoning
1cup water

oil bottom of pan, toss in chicken-cook about 5-7 min till no longer pink, add cut veggies, seasoning mix and water -simmer 5min or until the veggies are to your liking. Heat tortillas, spread your filling top with sour cream, cheese and with your favorite Herdez Salsa. ENJOY!!

Fajitas are perfect for breakfast or dinner and are super easy to make. Do not be afraid to try any variation you like while cooking using Hormel products it is all so easy.

Thank you to Hormel for providing me with family friendly products.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

“Considering Windowing Tinting-- The Benefits it can Provide your Home” #ad #spon

Considering Windowing Tinting? The Benefits it can Provide your Home

Window tinting is not just for your car. In fact, you can tint your home’s windows to create warmth and natural lighting without obstructing the beautiful outdoor view. Tinting also provides your home with a slew of benefits that you and your family will enjoy. Before you get estimates today on new windows, consider the positive aspects of window tinting.

Lower Cooling and Heating Costs
Heat gain and heat loss through untreated windows leads to an increase in utility bills. Installing window tinting to your home makes your home more energy efficiency, thus lowering your total cooling and heating costs. In fact, some window tints could save you up to 50-percent on your home’s cooling costs. 

Heat and Glare Reduction
Traditional windows allow for an excessive amount of heat to enter your home. Window tints not only block and reduce heat, it also plays a huge role in eliminating most glare. Without all that distracting glare, you can work on your computer or watch television more enjoyably. And since most tinting is made from thin material, you won’t even know the window tint is there. 

Reduces Harmful Ultraviolet (UV) Rays
Artwork, fabrics and furnishings can all fade when exposed regularly to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Unfortunately, un tinted windows let the damaging UV rays fill your home. Window tinting can block up to 99-percent of UV rays, which protects the color and look of your artwork, fabrics, furnishings and carpets while also protecting the health of your family.

Alternative to Window Replacement
If you’re on a tight budget but would love to upgrade your windows, why not consider window tinting. Window tint is an affordable option to expensive window replacement. In fact, window tint has many benefits over window replacement, including cost effectiveness and time required for installation. With that said, however, window tinting isn’t a miracle worker and shouldn’t be used to treat deteriorating or damaged windows. 

Protect your Family from Glass Shards
When the glass from your windows break – such as during a storm or accident – it can pose a real hazard to those living inside the home. Window tinting, however, can act as a barrier that holds the broken glass in place. There are even some window tinting consider safety films that helps to make your windows more break resistant. 

Window tinting isn’t right for everyone and every situation. That is why you should consult with a professional tinting company for more information.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

#HormelFamily #LaborDay September

National Peanut Day: While we never need a reason to eat peanut butter, this month is the perfect time to celebrate your peanut addition for National Peanut Day (Sept. 13). If you’re more of a peanut butter fanatic, Hormel Foods has some great recipes from SKIPPY® peanut butter to satisfy your cravings like Creamy Grilled PB&J’s for lunch followed by Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops for dessert!

Mexican Independence Day: Dating all the way back to the year 1810, celebrate Mexican Independence Day this month on Sept. 16! Whether you like salsa versus guacamole or prefer quesadillas over tacos, Hormel Foods brands CHI-CHI’S® andHERDEZ® have everything you need to craft your favorite Mexican dishes. For an easy weeknight meal, try these Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps using CHI-CHI’S® Thick and Chunky Salsa. And if your celebrations lead into the weekend, whip up thisTomatillo Chicken Chili using HERDEZ® Tomatillo Verde Mexican Cooking Sauce

Thursday, August 20, 2015

#HormelFamily Blogger #Hormel Beef Crumble Shepards Casserole #easy

1 package Hormel seasoned beef crumbles (hormel)
2 cups hot garlic mashed potatoes(instant is fine)
1 cup cheddar cheese, divided into half cups
4 cups mixed vegetables
1 cup beef gravy

Preheat oven to 375

Heat stove top Beef crumbles, gravy and veggies till warm. 
Cooking spray a 9x13 , pour beef mixture, 1/2 cheese over top, spread your mashed potatoes evenly over top
Bake for 25 minutes so heated through and potatoes have browned a bit. Sprinkle the last 1/2 of cheese over top. Scoop and serve.  

Loved this Hormel Taco flavored crumbles. They were already cooked so perfect for any recipe. The flavor was awesome and adds that perfect flavor to your dinner without the fuss. Want a coupon? Click here for all the current offers :)
**Thank you to the fine people that offer me these amazing boxes every month. I was provided the products shown for free to provide an unbiased review of mentioned products. All opinions are my own and receipt of item does not promise a positive review*

Saturday, August 15, 2015

#HormelFamily Blogger August **Lloyd's BBQ Pork Ribs oven style**

My August box was amazing for #HormelFamily Blogger program.

Lloyd's  Baby Back Pork Ribs can be found in your grocers meat section. These are 2lb racks with no BBQ sauce so you can create your own masterpiece.

I decided the way to cook these were smothered in BBQ sauce while tightly sealed in a cooking bag. (all honesty is I was without aluminum foil). I cut them in sections and laid them out in the bag and dumped the sauce all over the ribs. I sealed the bag tightly and tied it up and placed in the oven inside a pyrex dish. According to the packaging cook at 375* in a preheated oven , mine being frozen for 65-75 min.

I pulled ribs from oven at 65 min slit the cooking bag added more sauce threw back in oven for another 15 min. These are seared already so they look like you spent a lot of time preparing.

This is what was served for dinner, the ribs were tender and easy to separate and my kids really enjoyed it. If you are needing a quick meal this is a definite must try.
**Thanks to the fine people affiliated with Hormel and the Hormel Family Blogger program my family was provided with main product idea for my unbiased opinion**

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Westfield Gets Zingy Dog Valet #zingypet #shared


On-Demand DASH Valet Stands at Westfield Centers Let Users Shop while Zingy Walks, Keeping Pets out of Dangerous Hot Vehicles

LOS ANGELES - Aug. 4, 2015 - Zingythe app-based on-demand dog walking service, today announced a partnership with Westfield Corporation that will bring dog valet stands to the company's shopping centers throughout Los Angeles. Beginning with Westfield Topanga, Zingy's plan is to rollout permanent DASH Stands at all Southern California Westfield Shopping Centers, expanding to a national footprint next year.

"Since launching DASH Stands at farmers' markets and office complexes earlier this year, we've received overwhelming demand from dog owners to increase our locations," said Tobi Skovron, Zingy Founder and CEO. "Bringing Zingy DASH Stands (dog valet) to Westfield Centers is a pivotal step forward and in many ways officially makes the participating shopping malls pet-friendly. We solve a problem for dog owners, with the added benefit of ensuring dogs are no longer left in dangerously hot cars during summer."

To book a walk from a DASH Stand, shoppers simply download the free Zingy app, available in both the iTunes and Google Play app stores, enter their dog's information, and visit the DASH location for drop-off to a trained, trusted and educated walker for a 15, 30, 45 or 60-minute walk. Walks start from just $10, and once complete, owners can pick up their furry friend from the DASH Stand. Walks continue until the owner returns, so if lunch runs late, pets will remain in safe and loving hands with Zingy.

"Westfield's strategy is to develop superior retail destinations by integrating food, fashion, leisure and entertainment and by using technology to better connect retailers with consumers," said Beth Ann Kaminkow, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Westfield. "Partnering with Zingy gives our shoppers more convenience, and DASH Stands will resonate perfectly with our audience."

During a Zingy dog walk, owners receive real-time notifications, can monitor the walk live, and receive a care note and photo at the end. Pet owners can also take the service with them and book an on-demand dog walk from anywhere, at anytime. Visit for more information.

About Zingy
Zingy Pet Inc. is a pet company comprised of team members who have been building world-class products and brands within the pet industry since 1991. Turning its attention to today's appetite for on-demand services, Zingy worked with IDEO (an award-winning design and innovation firm) to develop an app to connect dog owners with a community of trained and trusted dog walkers. The service allows dog owners to promptly book a walker that will walk their dog, one-on-one, at times when the owner is unavailable to do so. Once a service is complete, owners are notified of their four-legged friend's outing by receiving an in-app care note and happy snap of the dog. Zingy protocol requires each walker to satisfy a rigorous 6-point background check to ensure walker integrity, while peer-to-peer reviews and a star rating system ensures dog owner peace of mind. Currently, Zingy operates exclusively in the Los Angeles metropolitan area with plans in place to expand nationwide.

About Westfield
Westfield Corporation (ASX: WFD) is a global leader in the design, development and operation of premier retail destinations with interests in 40 shopping centers in the United States and United Kingdom, along with a major development site in Milan, Italy. In the U.S., Westfield's portfolio of 38 shopping centers includes more than 6,700 retail shops across 46 million square feet of space in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

** #HormelFamily July Box ** #spon

Every month the great people associated with the #HormelFamily blogger program send me an "exclusive" box of Hormel Family favorites. Each month it is 5 or 6 items that available at your local retailer, *for my family to sample and provide the consumers with my unbiased opinions.* 

In 1933, Joseph Rosenfield had the nutty idea to change the formula for peanut butter. He createdSKIPPY® peanut butter, which was less sticky and longer-lasting. Peanut butter lovers fell in love, and spread the fun to their families and friends.  Fifty years after Joseph Rosenfield’s innovation,SKIPPY® peanut butter wowed peanut butter lovers again with SKIPPY® Natural peanut butter, the first no-stir natural peanut butter spread. This new spread was a revelation in nutty goodness—all the flavor with fewer ingredients and less mess. SKIPPY® peanut butter is still the choice for peanut butter lovers, filling lunch boxes, picnic baskets and kitchen tables everywhere.

Skippy Naturals perfect for PB toast a great way to start breakfast on a busy day. This is my sons absolute favorite way to begin before summer school. Skippy Natural requires no stirring or mixing just open and apply. Great protein and full of that peanut butter taste everyone loves.

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**