Mothers Day Cards from Smudge Ink

Do you have trouble finding the prefect Mother’s Day Cards for your loved ones or maybe just for your girl friends.  Well I recently was introduced and provided samples of Mothers day cards and Father Day cards from a company called Smudge Ink.  They are simple in design but get the point across in a unique way.  All the opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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Mothers Day Flowers from Teleflora #Giveaway

This post about Mothers Day flowers is sponsored by  All the opinions expressed were 100% my own. Whether it’s gifting a mother, grandmother, best girlfriend, or wife, Teleflora shoppers can select from an array of beautiful, springtime fresh Mother’s Day-themed floral bouquets, bestseller bouquets, and bliss with Teleflora partner, SpaFinder Wellness 365 to create the ultimate 2-for-1 luxurious gift package.  Close to Home was surprised a little early this Mother’s Day Gift with this Pink Bliss Bouquet. 


[Read more...] $50 Amazon Visa #Giveaway

So glad to announce we are helping with this $50 Amazon Visa Gift Card Giveaway!


Have you heard of Frugaa? If you are a an avid coupon user or like to save money, I know I do, then you will definitely want to check out Frugaa! What a better reason than a chance to win a $50 Amazon Visa Gift Card!!

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Eco-Friendly Body Products from Keep Buzzin’ #giveaway


Celebrate Earth Day with these Eco-friendly Body Products and grab some for gifts too. Do you have a mother in your life that is conscientious of our environment. Instead of giving her a composted this year, how about some earth friendly pampering body products. Have you heard of Keep Buzzn’ Body products.


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Make Ahead Dinners- Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake Recipe

I am always thrilled to find make ahead dinners that are not only easy but can be assembled up to a day ahead.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and it was allegedly pinned over a million times.  I just could not wait to see what all the hype was about.  This Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake is a make-ahead dinners recipe that is not only a crowd pleaser but more importantly a time saver.


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New Liberté Méditerranée Lime and Orange-Mango Flavors

We eat a lot of yogurt in our home.  It makes a great go-to breakfast and after school snack for the kids.  I love that it is not only a little sweet to satisfy the kids but full of protein as well.  I had never heard of Liberte yogurt before being asked by Plateful CoOp to review this product.  All the opinions are 100% my own.


Never heard of Liberte’ either, here is LIberte’s product description from their Site: The attention we pay when crafting our sumptuous yogurt is apparent in each spoonful. It begins with our choice of ingredients. The whole milk and cream we select create an indulgently silky texture. The live, active cultures add a layer of deep flavor that is punctuated with bold, real fruit. And as you should expect, we refrain from adding gelatin, sugar substitutes or preservatives.

I tend to purchases the lower fat yogurts at home but was surprised by this rich whole milk yogurt in seven captivating flavors. They have just recently introduced Liberte Mediterranee Lime and Orange-Mango flavors.


Liberte Mediterranee is definitely the way yogurt was intended.  It is a rich and smooth yogurt.  My kids really enjoyed it and we will definitely be buying this in the future.  I found it not only at Target grocery stores but our Martin’s food stores in the organic section.

Do you think your family would like this type of yogurt?



Friday Fenzy 4/18 Food and Craft Ideas Party

Easter is this weekend are you ready? I know the weather is not cooperating in many states. Here in VA we had a freeze warning on Tuesday night after 80 degree weekend. The boys and I have been thinking of things to do for Spring Break as we watch the weather. What have you been busy doing this week? We want to see all of your creative posts. Not a food or craft blogger, no worries take some time to browse around and get some great food and craft ideas. Remember these are tried and true ideas from moms just like us.


  Close to Home ,Mostly Food and Crafts and  Angel’s Homestead welcome you to FRIDAY  FRENZY where we come share your best food recipes as well as you Craft projects.  You will have a chance to have your project or recipe showcased on all three blogs.  We are all looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen and the craft room! [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Dinners: Hawaiian Sliders #EasyPrepMeals

I am a member of the #CollectiveBias  Social Fabric® Community. This shop about #EasyPrepMeals has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Dinner time seems to come so quickly at our house.  Before I know it I have 3 hungry kids who need to be in 3 different places in an hour.  My slow cooker has really come to my rescue.  However, let’s not kid ourselves, sometimes I don’t have the energy to even think about dinner ideas like, what type of seasonings or sauces I plan on using on my meat I have in the freezer.  Thanks to Campbell’s Sauces for coming up with these and making slow cooker dinners a breeze, like these Hawaiian Sliders.

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Adding a pop of color to a Tween’ s Playroom & $100 #Giveaway

This sweepstakes and Post about adding color to a Tween’s Playroom, is sponsored by I have not done much decorating to my kids playroom since we moved to our home almost 8 years ago.  While it was cute and overrun with toys for the last several years, the kids are getting older and I realized the couch area was looking pretty dull.  I am not looking to redecorate the entire Tweens play room just want to add a pop of color.


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Milk Bone Brushing Chews #Giveaway

This is a sponsored post but all the opinions are 100% my own. The Milk-Bone® dog products, information and VISA gift cards have been provided by the Milk-Bone® brand. It is hard enough to get my children to brush their teeth twice a day.  I am constantly reminding them.  Well Chloe can not brush her teeth by herself and honestly if any teeth get neglected in this house it is the poor dogs.  Lucky for us she is a chewer and we provide her with toys that help with her tartar build up.  We all give our dogs treats so why not give them treats that brush their teeth at the same time?


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