Virtual Girls Night Out Blog Hop

"The Name Game"

Use the first letter of your name to answer the questions. Your answers need to be real places, names and things. Happy Virtual GNO!

1. What is your name: Lisa

2. A 4 Letter Word: Love

3. A Boys Name: Leon

4. A Girls Name: Leona

5. An Occupation: Locksmith

6. A Color: Lime

7. Something you wear: Long Underwear

8. A Beverage: Lemonade

9. A Food: Linguine

10. Something found in the bathroom: Lotion

11. A place: Louisiana

12. A Reason for being late: Long Lunch

13. Something you shout: Look!


Let The Grocer Carry Your Groceries

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
ADK Packworks has reinvented the grocery bag. The Grocer is a reusable grocery bag that folds flat, opens wide and tall, and offers three ways to carry your purchases. With a lightweight metal frame and a plastic inner bottom, The Grocer will hold bunches of food and will not tip over in your car trunk.
The material of this reusable grocery bag is made of durable ripstop nylon that is so easy to wash. There is also an insulated liner available to keep frozens from melting before you get them home. It can be carried by the adjustable shoulder strap or the built-in carry handles, plus you can configure the straps to work like a backpack if you like to walk or bike to the store.
The Grocer measures 15"H x 11.5"W x 8"D and choose from green, red, or gray. I'm very impressed with the quality and the attention to detail on every characteristic of this grocery bag. What a wonderful way to make one small change to help the environment! This would also be fabulous for traveling because you can fold it flat in your suitcase to travel to your destination, then open it to fill it with souvenirs for the trip home.
Visit www.adkpackworks.com to learn more and order yours! Be sure to like them on Facebook too so you can be first to hear about new products and special promotions.

Spice Up Your Summer with Colman's Mustard

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Summer is the perfect time to re-invigorate your favorite salad (or any summer dish) and change it from being a boring side dish to a healthful main course. Adding just a touch of Colman’s Mustard to your favorite salad dressing can turn the common into something extraordinary. Plus, Colman’s Mustard has less than 15 calories and only 0.8 grams of fat per teaspoon!
Try this Colman's recipe to add some kick:
Colman’s Chili Vinaigrette
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Colman’s Original Powdered Mustard
  • 4 “splashes” mild green Tabasco sauce
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
Here's another great recipe, compliments of Colman's:
Colman’s Zesty Salad Dressing
  • 2 Tbls Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dill Weed
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Colman's Original Prepared Mustard
Want to try my Sausage Stew recipe? You can find that HERE. I love Colman's Mustard because it's not your regular old mustard flavoring. I have to be careful not to overspice with it because I have the tendency to add so much that I'm the only person who will eat my recipes!
I also discovered that adding a dash of Colman's Powdered Mustard gives my breading the perfect summertime boost for making breaded baked chicken and breaded pan-fried fish. It's such a versatile ingredient to have in my kitchen and I can't wait to see what else I can create with it.
Visit www.colmansusa.com for more information and more recipes. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!

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Disney Monsters University Beastly Breakfast Blitz Game

Ready for some fun? Beware because this game is addicting! MONSTERS UNIVERSITY students are waiting on YOU to serve them healthy breakfasts with milk as fast as you can in the new game, “Beastly Breakfast Blitz” (http://milk.am/mugame)! Fill every monster order before time runs out to move through new levels, and experience an entire week of breakfast in the MU cafeteria. You’ll need to be quick - these little monsters need to fuel up for scaring school with milk’s high-quality protein at breakfast!


Florida Trip - Throwback Thursday Link Up

It's Throwback Thursday Bloggers Link Up!
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Join Us Weekly as we Add a New Stroll Down Memory Lane to Our Weekly Throwback Thursday Link Up.
Let’s enjoy a stroll down memory lane; maybe a family vacation or a wonderful food from your childhood. Truly the options are endless.
Throwback Thursday Rules located here.
2009 Florida Trip - Since my mom is in town this week for the boys' graduation, we were reminiscing about my trip to see her in Florida in 2009. Neither one of us has changed much in four years, except my hair is longer. Funny, I even still own that pink shirt I'm wearing. We were celebrating with margaritas in the photo; just like we were this past Tuesday night. I may have a few more wrinkles and gray hairs now too.

Win $50 Amazon or Paypal - The Buttersmiths' Gold Book Blast

The Buttersmiths' Gold
Everyone knows the most coveted treasure of the Viking Age was blueberry muffins. Blueberry muffins so succulent that if you sniffed just a whiff, you'd want a whole bite. If you bit a bite, you'd want a batch; if you snatched a batch, you'd stop at nothing short of going to war just to claim them all. Young Torbjorn Trofastsonn comes from the clan that makes them. He's a Viking through and through - he's thirteen winters old, larger than most respectable rocks, and most of all, a Buttersmith. That's what he thinks anyway, until a charismatic merchant makes Torbjorn question his place among the muffin-makers. When Torbjorn lets the secret of his clan's muffin recipe slip, he calls doom and destruction down upon his peaceful village and forces his brother Storfjell and his clansmen to do the one thing they are ill-prepared to do: battle for their lives.

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Wednesday Wealth Giveaway Link Up


Win $100 Amazon Gift Card - Instagram Blast


Makobi Scribe and Sason and Pobi are bringing you this Amazon Instagram blast. The winner will receive an Amazon gift card for $100. The giveaway is open to Everyone :) Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Sausage Stew - Tasty Tuesday Recipe Link Up

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday Recipe Link Up
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Join Us Each Week as We Add New Recipes to Our Weekly Tasty Tuesday Recipe Link Up.
Recipes shared need not be 5 star rated restaurant quality to impress. Link up your family’s favorites and maybe find a new family favorite among the recipes listed below. I’m always on the lookout for something new to try and share with my family.
Lisa and Bonnie would love it if you would:
Please link back to our blogs or posts. You will find the button below.
The “Tasty Tuesday Link Up” will benefit those who participate!
The recipe needs to be a recipe YOU made. Please do not link to a site other than your own.
Please make sure you use your own photos in your recipes, make sure to give credit to your source.
Also please take the time to visit at least three of the blogs when you add your link, and share upon your visit (having share button on each post is beneficial).
Please do not link to the same recipe more than once.
As an added feature you may add ONE text link (word; not some obvious shout out) to an affiliate link for a product used in your recipe. Example: Add 1 tsp Vanilla. Make sure you make you note in your post about the affiliate link for the FCC!
So, dust off those family treasured recipes and let the sharing begin!
Sausage Stew
Combine in a large stewpot: one large can baked beans,
one large can corn, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped green pepper,
1 tsp Colman's Prepared Mustard, 1 pound smoked sausage cut into bite-size pieces.
Heat on low then serve in bowls.

Who's Your Daddy Michael Aram Contest

Stop Puppy Mills - It Starts With YOU

Pet stores that care about puppies don't sell them. That's because the majority of pet stores that sell puppies carry dogs from cruel and inhumane puppy mills. Puppy mills are like dog-making factories with the mother dogs spending their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention or quality of life. When the mother and father dogs can no longer breed, they are discarded or killed. Consumers who purchase puppies from pet stores or over the Internet without seeing a breeder's home firsthand are often unknowingly supporting this cruel industry.

Help stop this cycle of cruelty simply by choosing to adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue, or by only purchasing a dog from a responsible breeder who will show you where your puppy was born and raised. And that's not all—you can do even more by refusing to buy pet supplies from any store or website that sells puppies. Where you spend your dollars makes a difference. Make a statement when you shop!


Win a Wholesome Sweeteners Gift Basket - School's Out Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the 
School's Out
Giveaway Hop
June 3-16

Each participating blogger is on the linky list below,
so you can hop to each blog and enter each giveaway!
Good luck!
My prize is a Wholesome Sweeteners Gift Basket
worth $85.00 that includes all this: 
1 lb. Fairtrade Organic Sugar, 1 lb. Fairtrade Organic Sucanat, 1.5 lb. Fairtrade Organic Light Brown Sugar, 1.5 lb. Fairtrade Organic Dark Brown Sugar, 1.5 lb. Fairtrade Organic Powdered Sugar, 1.5 lb. Fairtrade Organic Turbinado, 1.5 lb. Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, 1 Jar Fairtrade Organic Raw Honey, 1 16 oz. bottle Fairtrade Organic Amber Honey, 1 11.2 oz. bottle Organic Light Corn Syrup, 11.75 oz Fairtrade Organic Light Blue Agave, 11.75 oz. Fairtrade Organic Raw Blue Agave, 11.75 oz. Organic Blue Agave Strawberry, 11.75 oz. Organic Blue Agave Cinnamon, 11.75 oz. Organic Blue Agave Vanilla, 11.75 oz. Organic Blue Agave Maple, 35 ct. Box Organic Stevia, 1 bag Wholesome Sweeteners Zero, 1 Wholesome Sweeteners Stuffed Bee, 1 Wholesome Sweeteners Pen, 1 Wholesome Sweeteners Post it Notes, and 1 Wholesome Sweeteners Hat.
I've been using these wonderful, high-quality products from my gift basket to make bunches of new recipes and I will be sharing the recipe posts with you over the next few weeks. By choosing Fairtrade products, you bring clean water, electricity, education, and health care to villages in Malawi, Paraguay, Mexico, and Brazil. These purchases make a difference in the lives of farmers and beekeepers around the world. Wholesome Sweeteners has been Making the World a Sweeter Place since 2001. 

Visit the website at www.wholesomesweeteners.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Then enter to win this gift basket by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Only the first entry is mandatory; bonus entries increase your chance to win. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 6/16/2013. Good luck!