Christmas Morning Family Traditions – Breakfast Strata Recipe – Delicious Party Food

Text Plate with Fork with Tabasco #SeasonedGreetings #CollectiveBias Tabasco Christmas Strata Recipe (47)

This Breakfast Strata is perfect for your family's Christmas Morning or delicious party food for a Holiday Brunch.  It was easy to make and is especially great for holidays because you make it in advance.  It takes no time at all when you are your busiest, enjoying family or guests. When I was going through the adoption process, I started planning for the day when we would celebrating holidays with a child.  I wanted to be creating warm, happy … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Apple iPad 64Gb with Wi-Fi from (US, Ends 12/2)


We use online reviews for so many things in our daily life, why not for doctors?  It's important to find the right physician for your specific circumstances.  You can ask family or friends for recommendations, but now there is more.  You can use the online resource is the perfect online resource to review a doctor or find reviews from other moms on kid's doctors. Here's just a few of the great things they … [Read more...]

Best Buy Is Your Holiday Shopping Destination – LG’s New OLED TV @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

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Best Buy is THE Holiday Shopping Destination this Holiday!  My daughter and I had so much fun there last week.  It was exciting to see all the newest technology, latest movies, and especially the televisions! Innovations from LG are incredible, especially the LG OLED TV, featuring spectacular picture quality including Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color that delivers a greater sense of realism and depth, enhanced color range and accuracy, … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #PotPiePlease – 11/26 11AM ET – Prizes: $550 GCs!


RSVP for the #PotPiePlease Twitter Party   Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we're excited to host a party about how the new family-size Marie Callender’s® Chicken Pot Pie can bring comfort food to the table without a lot of planning!  On Wednesday, November 26 at 11:00 am ET , please join me for the #PotPiePlease Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing comfort food and giving you a chance to win prizes. Last … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Ultimate Laurie Berkner Collection

Do you have someone with young children on your Holiday Shopping List this year?  I have a great suggestion!  I was first introduced to Laurie Berkner when my cousin gave me the CD,  Whaddaya Think of That?“ with the song We Are The Dinosaurs” and a note that said, “Children love this music and it doesn't drive adults crazy.”  And she was right, I love listening to Laurie Berkner as much as my daughter does.  We have spent many happy hours, not … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #HealthyThanksgiving – 11/19 1:00 PM ET – Prizes: $500 Visa GCs


Hashtag:  #HealthyThanksgiving Topic:  Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Holiday When: Wednesday, November 19th at 1:00 PM ET Sponsor:  @HalosFun Host:  @SomedayIllLearn Disclosures:  Rules Prizes:  Total of $500 in Visa Gift Cards RSVP: Please share this tweet: … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: HideAway Pets – A Snuggable, Huggable Friend for All Ages

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My eight year old daughter did this review!  Rosie had seen HideAway Pets on television (and knew the theme song by heart) so when I mentioned that we had the opportunity to give them a test run, she was very excited.  Here's her review: HideAway Pets are snuggable, huggable friends that snap open to play, and when it’s time for bed or a nap, they curl up and hide away – doing double duty as the perfect pillow! The adorable new assortment … [Read more...]

Coming 11/21 – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″! #Mockingjay #Sponsored #MC


  I'm preparing for the movie release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  I can't wait for November 21st, the release date.  I will be one of the many to see it that first day.  Because I'm a huge fan of the book series, the movies have been on my must-must-must-see list.  They are incredible!  I was absolutely blown away by the first movie, Hunger Games, and how true to the book it was.  The movie, Hunger Games, truly portrayed … [Read more...]

Cut Prep Time in Half: The Gripper Flex Cutting Board

Gripper Flex Cutting Board

  Have you noticed the fun green cutting board in my latest posts?  It's called a Gripper Flex and what makes it different is the innovative flex technology that offers the option to chop - and then flex - to funnel food into a pan, pot or bowl.     For the first time ever, cooks have the best of both worlds with the non-slip function of the Gripper -- the first to feature unique gripping technology created by a … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #MyMarianos – 11/18 Noon CT – Prizes: $550 GC’s


Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about Thanksgiving dinners! On November 18, 2014 at 12:00pm CT/1pm ET, please join us for the #MyMarianos Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the holiday season, sharing the best ways to prepare for celebrations and giving you a chance to win prizes! I'm very excited about our Thanksgiving celebration this year.  My cousin from out-of-town is coming to stay … [Read more...]

Fun @BestBuy At The Intel Technology Experience Zone – 3D Printers, Mars Races and More! #IntelatBestBuy

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My mom, my daughter and I love to head out for "adventures" on the weekend.  This past weekend we went to the Intel Technology Experience Zone at a Best Buy store near us.  Just going to Best Buy is fun, but this new Experience Zone is like frosting on the fun! All three of us love to try out the new computers, tablets, smartphones and more at Best Buy.  I'm a huge fan of online shopping, but there is something about being able to touch … [Read more...]

Personalized, Custom Apparel Is Easy, Convenient, And No Minimum Quantities At #MyLocker #Sponsored #MC

#MyLocker #MC Front Jacket Custom

"Mom!  Where did you get THAT?!  Can I get something with my name on it?" People love getting something personalized.  It's a special gift that is just for you.  But custom apparel was out-of-reach.  Not anymore!  Now you can get custom apparel, custom t-shirts with no minimum quantity!  You can make your own t-shirt or other apparel whether you are ordering one or a hundred. MyLocker can do it. I ran my first half-marathon yesterday and … [Read more...]

Support Military Families By Eating Cookies? I’m In! #KatysGoodness #ThankAVeteran #Sponsored #MC


Veteran's Day is tomorrow.  Will you be remembering someone special?  It's a double for me, my Dad was very proud of his military service and coincidentally, his birthday was November 11th.  My Dad passed away last year and one of the mementos I have is his military medals.  It was a unique time in his life, his military service.  He was very young and volunteered to serve in World War II.  In the Air Force, he was a navigator based in England … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: Samsung 40-Inch Smart TV! (US AND CANADA, Ends 11/23)


Have you started holiday shopping?  Give yourself a break this year and have more time to enjoy the season by shopping online.  Use, a one-stop holiday shop, where you can take care of all of your gift buying needs this year. has something for everyone this holiday season, gifts ranging from cameras for photography lovers to televisions, such as the Samsung UN46H5203 - 46-Inch Full HD 60Hz 1080p Smart TV Clear Motion Rate … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss The Best Buy Holiday Shopping Event This Saturday! @BestBuy #BBYShoppingEvent


The holidays is the best time to pick up the latest, greatest technology!  I'm excited about all the latest releases of computer, smartphones, TVs, and gaming.  There have been some serious improvements and great gadget gizmos.  If you want to see what the biggest brands, including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony are bringing to the holiday table, head to the Best Buy Holiday Shopping Event.  It's this Saturday, November 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 … [Read more...]

Family Traditional Recipes: Tinga de Pollo – Chicken in Chipotle Sauce

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Spending time with your family, enjoying a delicious Tinga de Pollo meal, will certainly have you feeling lucky that you found La Morena products! Continue that luck when you enter the #VivaLaMorena contest for your chance to win one of ten Thanksgiving feasts ($100 value)! Click here #VivaLaMorena to enter.   The deadline to enter is 11/14/14. My daughter is Hispanic and the traditions of passing down recipes from generation to … [Read more...]