Cheap Ecosystem Project for School!

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My son had to create an Ecosystem for his 4th grade Science class.  He already knew he wanted to build a Tundra Ecosystem-we just had to decide how to do it.  He wanted to do something that was different and we came up with an Edible Ecosystem!  We chose to use brownies for the mountains, powdered sugar for the snow, green sprinkles for grass, graham cracker animal cookies for the animals and blue squeezy frosting for the stream of water.  We used a cardboard box we had in the garage to create the display, a Calendar from the Dollar Tree for the background (actually bought 2 of the same calendar so we could have the same images), and a set of aluminum disposable cake pans from the Dollar Tree for the bottom.

About the cost…the brownies were free from the Kroger Digital Download this past week, had the sprinkles, powdered sugar and cardboard box.  The cookies, frosting, calendars and cake pans were all from the Dollar Tree!  Less than $6 with tax to create the only Edible Tundra Ecosystem at my son’s school!!!

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Cherished Childhood Video from Gymboree!!

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Do you ever find yourself looking at your child and wishing you could just stop time? You are not alone! The folks at Gymboree want you to join them in celebrating and sharing cherished moments in childhood. Gymboree has created an amazing new video to help kick off this campaign and I am thrilled to share it with you. This video is truly touching and must be watched by all parents. So watch and enjoy, then share your favorite cherished childhood moments in the comments! Be sure to use the hashtag #cherishchildhood when commenting or if you share this video with friends! Without further ado, I present to you “Today we’ve got to play!” sponsored by Gymboree:

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Review: Zoo Gue iPhone 5 Case

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iPhone Cases can be very pricey-ranging from $10 all the way up to $80 for a decent one!!  Recently, I was given the opportunity to review The ZooGue iPhone 5 Social Pro case.  After using it, I can say that it fits the iPhone 5 nearly perfectly. The case allows users easy access to the camera and flash on the back as well as the headphone jack, speakers and charging port on the bottom. It covers the power and volume buttons, but they’re easy to press.   Since the case is form fitting, it snaps on very easily!!!

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Review: Fou Fou Pet Wipes

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I was recently given the opportunity to Review FouFou Dog Pet Wipes on my dog, Harley.  Before this, I had never heard of Fou Fou, as I am sure many of you haven’t.  So, who are Fou Fou?Fou Fou is a Canadian company based out of Richmond Hill, ON.  They specialize in upscale, designer doggy apparel and accessories such as: Bling Charms, Collars & Harnesses, Booties and Plush Toys for your Pampered Pooch!!  They come out with new, unique and trendy designs for every season to meet the needs of their fashion forward customers who like to dress their dogs in style and yet remain affordable!!

From the company, I received one pack of Pet Wipes.  Each Pack comes with 10 wipes in it and is pre-moistened with cleansers and deodorizers.  When you order a package of 5, you get: Apple Tea, Green Tea, Passion Fruit, Chamomile and Orange Pekoe.  These were perfect to use on Harley when I brought her inside and didn’t have time to give her a bath and they smelled great!! These are great to use on muddy and dirty paws also!!  You can check them out on their Facebook Page and find out more about them!!    

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Click’n Move3 Stroller Giveaway~8/1-8/21

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Welcome to Everything Mommyhood’s Click’n Move 3 Stroller Giveaway!
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Hosted by: Everything Mommyhood
Co-Hosted by: Fun With Four, My Four Littles, Freebie Blitz, and The Squishable Baby
Sponsored by: Kiddy

This stylish and lightweight stroller has a modern design and provides many features for a pleasant walk with your little one. The Kiddy Click’n Move 3 offers the highest standards of safety and is easy to fold when you are on the go. This stroller comes in 4 great colors, black, stone, walnut, and cranberry.
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I think this would make an amazing addition to any household with a baby!!!  Even though I don’t have a baby anymore, I am entering hoping I can win and have one amazing Baby Shower Gift to give to any number of friends I have that are pregnant!!!

The Kiddy Click’n Move 3 offers the highest standards of safety and is easy to fold when you are on the go. Safety Adjustable 5-point harness with comfortable belt padding includes 3D mesh material that prevents from sweating and ensures maximum safety. Bumper bar can be easily removed. Easy to Operate Stylish and lightweight thanks to the aluminum frame. Easy to fold and unfold with seat unit attached and can be stored in an upright position. The frame’s cover can be removed easily by the use of zippers. Comfort Smooth and comfortable ride for your child due to the front and rear wheel suspension design.

The Kiddy Click’n Move 3 has a lot of great features:

  • Versatility – This stroller has an adjustable handle (approx. 33”-46”) and has a reversible seat unit for front and rear facing.
  • Safety – Adjustable 5-point harness with comfortable belt padding includes 3D mesh material that prevents from sweating and ensures maximum safety. Bumper bar can be easily removed.
  • Easy to Operate – Stylish and lightweight thanks to the aluminum frame. Easy to fold and unfold with seat unit attached and can be stored in an upright position. The frame’s cover can be removed easily by the use of zippers.
  • Comfort – Smooth and comfortable ride for your child due to the front and rear wheel suspension design.
  • Dimensions – Folded (rear wheels taken off): approx. 13″ x 20″ x 36″ Unfolded: approx. 43″ x 24″ x 41″
  • Weight – Chassis: approx. 17.5 lbs. Seat unit: approx. 8.75 lbs.
  • Standard Features – The Click’n Move 3 has a big protective sunroof with hard-wearing textiles that silently adjusts and its spacious basket is practical for a diaper bag, a purse and the adaptors for your infant carrier.

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One lucky reader will win a Kiddy Click’n Move 3 Stroller in the color of their choice, valued at $399.99.
Must be a US Resident, 18 and up only.
All winning entries will be verified
Winner will be notified via email, and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
Giveaway begins 8/1/2013 at 1am CST and ends 8/21/2013 at 11:59pm CST
Good Luck!

Disclosure: Money Saving Deals and Everything Mommyhood are not responsible for prize shipment, as this is a sponsored prize. We were not compensated in any way for promotion of this giveaway. Everything Mommyhood received the above mentioned item, in exchange for an honest review. Our opinions are not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

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Giveaway: 32GB iPad with Retina Display~7/29-8/19

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We are giving away an IPad with Retina display 32GB Color Black
Value $599
Who wouldn’t love to win an iPad?!  Well, here is your chance!!  Make sure to enter this giveaway!!!
 
This giveaway is only for US residents !
 
Dates July 29 – August 19
 
Winner will have 48hr to request prize or a new winner will be chosen.
 
 

Disclosure:  Money Saving Deals is not responsible for prize.  If you have any question about this giveaway please send an email to nysavingspecials@gmail.com.  All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks with multiples entries, even if you do one entry you can get the extra entries,. but if the winner tasks is a tasks you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. If the winner tasks is the one you did you will be the winner.

 

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Sunday Coupon Preview for 7/21

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I want to give you a heads up on the Sunday coupon insert preview 7/21 that there will be NO coupon inserts.  That means you can enjoy the break and spend extra time with your family and friends!  There will be plenty of coupons the following week to make up for it!!

 

However, when there are inserts, you can order extra inserts HERE.

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FREE Clear Total Care Shampoo OR Conditioner Kroger e-Coupon~Available 7/19 Only!!!

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Today only, you can load a coupon for a FREE Clear Total Care Shampoo or Conditioner onto your Kroger card (or Affiliate store)!!!  This digital Coupon is available July 19 only but is redeemable through August 3, 2013.

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Recipe: Chicken Parmesan (Including Gluten Free Version) for Less Than $5!!

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Since my son is Gluten Intolerant we always try and make sure to serve as many Gluten Free meals as possible.  He doesn’t have Celiac Disease where he could die if he has any Gluten.  His body doesn’t like the Gluten and he has terrible stomach pains as well as a few other symptoms.  We had a hefty stockpile of Tums in our cabinet until we narrowed down what the problem was and since removing most wheat from his diet, his symptoms have all but disappeared.  Anyone who has to shop for a specific non-traditional food type knows how expensive it can be, so I have to be creative when shopping for our meals.  Keeping our dinners under $5 can be tricky sometimes but I have figured out which foods are already Gluten Free (tacos for example) and modifying recipes to accommodate for my son.

I found this recipe on the Progresso Recipe Starter when I was shopping at The Dollar Tree a few weeks ago and knew it could work.  I modified it a little bit anyway so I will list the ingredients I used and then how I altered it a little bit for my son.

You will need:

8 oz uncooked spaghetti

1/3 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs or Rice Flour for Gluten Free Version

1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese

4 Boneless Chicken Breasts, flattened slightly (I used already cut up Chicken Breast Tenders)

1 Can (18oz) Progresso Recipe Starters Fire-Roasted Tomato Cooking Sauce

1 Cup (4oz) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

 

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees if you are cooking Garlic Bread

2.  In large Resealable food storage plastic bag, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese together (I also added in some Garlic Herb Mrs. Dash seasoning).  Shake each chicken breast in crumb mixture; set aside.  *I also took another bag and added in a 1/8 cup of Rice Flour and 1/8 cup of Parmesan cheese for my son’s chicken.

3.  Start boiling water for Spaghetti.  Then, in 12-in Skillet heat 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil over Med-High heat.  Add Chicken Breasts; cook 6-10 minutes, turning once, until browned.  I do the same thing in a small skillet for my son’s chicken (so they don’t get mixed up).

4. Put Spaghetti noodles in to cook; follow cooking time on package.  Since I used the Gluten Free Spaghetti, there is no wiggle room.  If you have ever cooked them for too long or not long enough, you will know what I am talking about.

5.  Pour Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce around chicken; sprinkle chicken with remaining bread crumb mixture (same directions for Gluten free version).  Heat to boiling.  Cover, reduce heat to low-medium for about 8 minutes (until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut-at least 165 degrees)

6.  I then took the drained Spaghetti and and put it into a baking dish that had been sprayed with non-stick spray beforehand.  I poured the chicken/sauce mixture on top of it and put the mozzarella cheese on top of it and put it in the oven for the 8 minutes it took for my garlic bread to cook!  (For my sons’ version-I do the same thing but in a smaller baking dish and just cook it alongside it).  *The original directions just have it cooked in the skillet.  However, I have found that by baking the spaghetti for Gluten free that it tastes much better.  The noodles absorb the taste of the sauce and really tastes pretty good.

*This recipe says 4 servings-but they are 4 large servings!!  There is enough for lunch for 1-2 the next day!

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So, how does it come out to $5 for the meal?  Here is the breakdown:

*I used Gluten Free Rice Spaghetti that were on clearance for $0.99 per box at Kroger

*I found the Panko Crumbs on sale for $1 at Hays-local grocery store.  I used less than 1/5 of the box so that is $0.20.  For my son’s breading, I used Rice Flour that I actually got FREE at Kroger after the MIR

*Got the Parmesan Cheese for $.49 at Kroger; used less than 1/5 of it so that is $0.10

*The Chicken Breast Tenders are part of a regular promotion at Hays-local grocery store.  They run the promotion Buy any 5 of the certain items for $19.99 (or $4 each).  I then search the meat items for the largest weight size.  In this case, I was able to get almost 2 lbs for $4-when it was marked almost $6!  I used half of the chicken and saved the other half for dinner Thursday-meaning I spent $2 for this meal.

*The Progresso is selling for .50 each at the Dollar Tree

*Last week, they had the Kraft Cheeses on sale B1G1 free at $2.69 for both bags.  So, I paid $1.35 for each bag and used half of one bag for this meal making it $0.68.

*I got the Garlic Bread on sale at Target for $.99 and used half of it for this meal (4 pieces) meaning $0.50.

My total comes out to: $4.87!!!

 

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