Get Rewarded for Buying Suave at Walmart + $50 Walmart Giveaway


Suave has been a tried and true trusted product for my family ever since I can remember. You know that you are not only getting value but you are also getting quality…. these two qualities very rarely go hand and hand, that is why Suave is always in my bathroom shower.
Suave makes quality products for the entire family and at Walmart’s everyday low prices, what can be better than that? Whether it’s Suave Kids detangling spray, Suave Mens 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, or Suave Naturals Body Lotion- Suave has got the whole family covered!
Now, exclusively at Walmart, you can get rewarded for buying the Suave products that your family knows and loves! Sign up for Suave Family Rewards at Suave Family Perks and every time you purchase a Suave product at Walmart, you will earn points that are redeemable for a $5 Walmart gift card!

When you sign up for the new Suave Family Perks program, it is super easy to grab your points, all you need to do is log in and scan your Walmart receipts that contain your Suave purchase,… now you are one step closer to earning a $5 gift card for doing what would be doing already!!! Happy shopping.

But wait – there’s more!!!
Enter now to win a $50 Walmart giftcard through the Suave Family Perks giveaway below – Good Luck!!
Suave Family Perks – Resourceful Mommy

 enter to win a $50 Walmart giftcard through the Suave Family Perks giveaway

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Global Influence- All thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own

FREE Disney Pumpkin Carving Templates

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Your kids will flip for this……head on over here and get your FREE Disney Pumpkin Carving Templates that you can print out right at home. What a great way to save money on templates…. only print what you want and if you mess up or if your kids want the same image… no problem. Happy carving :)

Choose from:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Vampire Mickey
  • Devil Donald Duck
  • Goofy
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Kermit the Frog
  • Rapunzel
  • Snow White
  • Ariel
  • Tinker Bell
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Tigger
  • Mike Wazowski
  • Sully
  • Phineas
  • Ferb
  • Perry
  • Stitch Witch
  • Jack Skellington
  • Lightening McQueen
  • Tow Mater


Happy National Chocolate Day – Celebrate with Balance Bars


Did you know that today was National Chocolate Day??? Go ahead and get your
chocolate fix without breaking your diet.  Balance bars has ahuge assortment of chocolatey delectable bars that tastes almost like a candy
bar but they have the nutritional “balance” philosophy  following the 40-30-30 balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat to give you the best energy possible.

Now that I have told you about the great benefits….. how about the taste?  I naturally have a sweet tooth, so flavors like Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie certainly caught my eye. When I took my first bite, I couldn’t believe it…it tasted like a “fancy” candy bar and when I say fancy I mean high quality. Balance Bars offer the perfect amount of sweet and chocolate that is super filling. If I tried this in a blind taste test, I would NEVER guess that this was a nutrition bar!  Make sure you grab a pack today and make every day chocolate day!

FREE Halloween safety pin crafts


Check out these adorable Halloween safety pin crafts. I remember doing these as a kid and they are perfect for older kids to do without feeling silly…. even my teenagers love these.

Visit Family crafts and print you FREE patterns.




New Cottenelle Clean Care Duo – #LetsTalkbBums and Give Them A Try!


I know this is an embarrassing topic and many of us would like to be in denial and just pretend that ….”We don’t do THAT” especially when talking to other people, but with the wink of an eye we will just continue to say…. sure….. we don’t need this product! But, in case you are interested in learning more, using Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with Clean Care toilet paper, it is an excellent item to nonchalantly nudge into your cart while nobody is looking.

While you are in the privacy of your own bathroom, you will be surprised by the cleaning power of this Cottenelle Duo. Cottenelle  not only has wider tissue rolls but they also have deep ridges that …. a’hem, get the job done! For an even more “fresh” feeling, I would encourage you to give  the  Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths a try, they are great for the whole family whenever you need to feel a little fresher and put that fresh out of the shower pep back in your step. These are also great for little ones that are transitioning from diapers to potty training but even better is helping them become more independent with confidence and teach them to take care of their bathroom needs even earlier….. thus cutting down on that joyful yell of ” I’m DONE”.


My family had jumped on board and so should you…. cleaner bottoms across the land ;)


Give Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with Clean Care toilet paper a try, because nothing else leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher throughout the day. Visit the Cottonelle website and give the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths and Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper (wet+dry system) a try by downloading a $1.50 coupon!

Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths:

Product Details:

- Flushable

- Break up after flushing

- Sewer- and septic-safe

- Alcohol-free

- OneTouch dispensing tub

- Great for the entire family

Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper

- Strong and effective for a confident clean

- Tuggable, huggable softness that goes a long way

- Two-ply

- Pairs well with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths for the ultimate in clean

Disclosure: this article is financially supported by Cottonelle -Thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring today’s discussion

Find All Your Hillshires Brands at Safeway on J4U #BringHillshireHome #ad

Many of you know by now that Safeway is one of my #1 go to stores because of all their savings, especially their J4U program. This week you can score a great deal on all their Hillshire Brand products through this link on their J4U program! They have great prices on all of your must have items, including staples.

Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage -$.55/1

Products: Hillshire Farm Rope and Link Sausage, American Craft Links

Hillshire Farm Cocktails (Lil Smokies) – $.55/1

Jimmy Dean Refrigerated Sausage -$.55/1

Roll Sausage, Fully Cooked Crumbles, Links and Patties

Jimmy Dean Frozen -$1/1

Frozen Breakfast (Delights or Red Box)

State Fair Corn Dogs – $1/1

Ball Park Hot Dogs -$.55/1

Ball Park Hot Dogs or Park’s Finest from Ball Park



I have a few certain items that I buy blindly every week because I know that they will get used one way or another. My favorite go to Hillshire product is Johnsonville sausage. I will buy this every week whether I know what I am going to use it for or not. It is so versatile that it can be used for breakfast to make Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, lunch to make Homemade Stromboli with Sausage or dinner to make Ditalini & Sausage Soup it really can be used in so many ways! My favorite way to use Johnsonville sausage is to add it to soup. It is a great way to add protein and flavor without busting the budget.


My most requested soup that I use Johnsonville sausage is my  Spicy Potato Soup or a.k.a ( Copycat Spicy Zuppa Olive Garden Soup).

This recipe is so incredibly easy that you can through it together even as a last minute homemade  mid week dinner

 Spicy Potato Soup


3lbs of unpeeled cubed red potatoes

1 half gallon of 2%milk

1 16oz package of Hillshire Johnsonville pork sausage

5-6 chicken bouillon cubes

2tbs of dried onions

1tsp red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste




wash and cube all potatoes, boil potatoes till about 75% cooked

fry sausage with red pepper and 1tbs of dried onion (drain fat)

drain potatoes and add milk, bullion cubes, sausage, salt and pepper

serve once fully heated

Here are a few additional recommended recipes-

Tasty Smoked Sausage with Peppers
Apple Cider Braised Red Cabbage with Kielbasa
Sausage & Peppers with Cripsy Polenta
Spinach, Parmesan and Sausage Cornbread Muffins
Beef Franks in a Blanket Recipe

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Hillshire Brands™ for the participation in this campaign part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network





Make Mid-Week Dinner Easy with Krusteaz Wednesday Night Breaskfast for Dinner

As a way to make sure everyone can regularly enjoy both the simplicity and fun of breakfast for dinner, Krusteaz is officially naming every Wednesday Night “Breakfast Night.”
                   With everyone’s busy schedule, it’s hard to have a sit down meal as a family. Between school, work, baseball practice, boy scouts and ballet, who has time to fix a hot meal that everyone will love? Easy answer: breakfast for dinner! It is a tradition in our family to have breakfast for dinner often as we all leave at different time in the morning for school and work and don’t usually have sit down meals for breakfast. That’s why I love making Krusteaz pancakes or waffles for dinner. It is so simple, all you have to add is water and you have a perfect batter for whatever you want to make. The light and fluffy consistency makes it a favorite for everyone in my family.
Capture                      My kids favorite thing to do it make their meal, their own, and with a meal this easy, I let them! They love to add chocolate chips or blueberries to the batter, or even make the pancakes into fun shapes. One thing we recently learned how to do, is put the batter into a squeeze bottle to create a picture. You them draw something such as a smiley face onto the pan or griddle and let it cook just a little first. Then make a full pancake around it. When you flip it over you will see the imprint of the face on the pancake as it will be a little darker than the rest! My children were so excited, it brought so many new possibilities. Krusteaz is the only brand I have been able to make it work with. All other mixes tend to be too runny, too thick, or have too many clumps to go through the squeeze bottle. Krusteaz has such a smooth consistency that its perfect for anything! 

                    I don’t only make pancakes or waffles for dinner though. I will have a day where I bake dozens of waffles and pancakes then freeze them. It’s a quick and easy way to have breakfast in the morning, all they have to do is pop them in the toaster. I like doing this opposed to buying frozen waffles, it not only saves money, but I can choose what goes in them and I feel comfortable giving them to my children. There have been many late mornings and late nights. Being able to fix a warm meal for my family that is not takeout makes me feel great, especially when I can make it fun along the way!
If you’d like to win a giveaway that includes Krusteaz mixes: Buttermilk Pancake Mix (1), Blueberry Pancake Mix (1),
Belgian Waffle Mix (1) and Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix (1) as well as Krusteaz coupons for free product. 

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Disclosure: I had received product to review ad have a successful Wednesday Dinner Night – all ideas are my own


Our Visit To The Pumpkin Patches Corn MAiZE on Sauvie Island


Portland’s original cornfield maze celebrates its 15th season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon.


Wondering what to do this weekend while its sunny out head over to the Pumpkin Patch at Suavie Island and go though the corn maize. The Corn Maize is fun for the whole family and very frugal on your pocket. My family and I recently went to the corn maize and we had fun getting
lost but don’t fear if you want it make your challenge a little easier you can grab one of the question cards to try and answer at each pit stop 1 - 10 along the way.wpid-20141011_155312.jpg

After you’re done making your way out of the ma1ze head over to the barn and check out all the farm animals, they have peacocks and bunnies and chickens and even a cow! On your way out, head over to the market, there you can get some fresh squeezed cider, local fresh produce and pick out your pumpkin if you don’t feel like going into the field. Of course, after you’ve played the day away it’s time to fill up your
stomach with Kettle corn,  elephant ears or sausage on the stick my favorite snack is the corn on a cob yummy..!!!!!


Before you head out, make sure you head over to the link below and get your money saving coupon.

My readers can save $2.00 off regular maze tickets. Limit 4 person customer. —–

Order tickets online at ***** Enter the code: 2014 *****

“Keeping Portland Lost Since 1999″ Maize

September: Open every day: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October:  Sunday thru Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, 30- 3110 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Open Sunday, Oct. 27, Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct 31 until 10pm

Saint Cupcakes – Halloween Coupon Books


Not sure what to hand out to the little ones this year for Halloween?!?!?, want to give something truly unique and exciting that will make you the “cool” house or are you having a Halloween party at your house or office…..never fear  Saint Cupcakes has you covered!  Saint Cupcakes is known for their delectable cupcakes in assortment of traditional and unique flavors.





Right now during the Halloween season you can get a booklet of 12 coupons, each one good for 1 full size cupcake… you can get all this for

only $15!!!


What a fun and unique surprise for your little ghouls and goblins that will show up at your door.

 They can redeem their coupon at any two locations in the Portland area now through December 31st

1138 SW Morrison +12th              OR                 3300 SE Belmont +33rd

We are lucky enough to have two booklets to giveaway one to two lucky winners

All you need to do is Leave a comment with the flavor cupcake you would like to try :) GOOD LUCK


Happy Trick or Treat

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FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnut On Halloween (10/31


Come in to your local Krispy Kreme on Halloween (10/31) wearing your costume and receive (1) Free Doughnut

* Limit one per guest – no masks please – guest responsible for any applicable tax -no purchase required

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