Wednesday, October 2

Fall Fingerprint Trees

fall trees painting

I've long admired this beautiful tree template.  I made it "our own" with this verse found on

The sky is falling down upon my head.
The sky is falling yellow, brown and red.

The sky will soon cover every bit of ground
Making a quilt of yellow, red and brown.
                               Jean Warren

fall trees

*I won’t be sharing the file since the tree isn’t mine to share, but feel free to use the idea.


#sponsored McCain Grocery Goodness Giveaway!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCain Foods. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.


More and more, our family time seems to be so limited with job schedules, school, sports and other obligations. Still it’s important for our family to gather around the table for a meal.  Often we remember the bigger events or special occasions, but it’s the everyday moments that create a feeling of togetherness.

McCain Potatoes is giving you an opportunity to bring your family together at the dinner table with the McCain Grocery Goodness Giveaway!


McCain Potatoes is running a Facebook Contest where they will select 1 winner each week (8 winners total) to receive a $500 grocery store gift card!  Contestants can also check out the Grocery Goodness Giveaway tab for to receive a $1 off coupon off any 1 bag of McCain Potato products!

“Load up on groceries your family loves, and bring naturally good moments to the dinner table every time you serve McCain Potatoes."

Enter to win and click to get your $1 off coupon!

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Tuesday, October 1

#sponsored: Play Green Works Games on Pinterest for a chance to win $500 gift card

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Green Works. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.


We compost year around, recycle daily, use reusable shopping bags, reuse materials like cardboard, milk caps and plastic jars for crafts. We also like to use eco-friendly cleaning products in our home. It feels good, like a good choice, to use natural products and I like the idea of less chemicals polluting the air and surfaces that children and pets touch. I like that you don’t have to compromise on clean to be green!

I love this tip and use it often for cleaning the interior of the microwave:

Cleaning the ceiling on the microwaveLove that the Green Works® cleaning wipes are compostable!

How does your family “go green?” A very simple way is to use Green Works® Naturally Derived All-Purpose Cleaners. They power through grease, grime and dirt without leaving behind harsh chemical fumes or residues. Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner is safe to use on multiple surfaces throughout the kitchen and bathroom, including counters, appliances, stainless steel, sealed granite, chrome, cooktop hoods, sinks and toilets.

Do you use Green Works® Cleaners? Which is your favorite?

Play Green Works® Games on Pinterest

for a chance to win a $500 gift card!

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Here’s how to play Green Works Games on Pinterest:

  • Follow @greenworksclean on Pinterest
  • Create one pinboard and title it “GreenWorks Games”
  • Find, unscramble or complete a word.
  • Search Pinterest for an image to match. For example if the word is “Natural” you might pin a lemon.
  • Pin your answer and tag it with word it represents and #greenworksgames
  • Pin at least 5 images.
  • When your board is ready email a link to and you could win a $500 gift card!
  • Only one board entry per person

I had fun making a “green board” based on my answer for a word game – awesome green pins here!


Make your own board & enter to win!


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Monday, September 30

Tidy Cats® Lightweight 24/7 Performance® Litter | Love your cats some more

This post brought to you by Purina. All opinions are 100% mine.

These two are awesome - great little companions, cuddly and entertaining. If you're a cat owner, you know what I'm talking about, you can't imagine life without them. However, every cat owner also knows about the part no one wants to think about, smell or even take care of - the dreaded litter box.

With two cats, it's even more important that the litter box gets the needed attention. It's not that it's so terrible, but it's easy to neglect and then it soon will be.  I dislike the smell - even on a quick daily scoop, it's well, ick.

Tidy Cats® Lightweight24/7 Performance® Litter locks in moisture, as a powerful odor control, strong clumps for easy clean up. Bonus! The container is lightweight! No longer a struggle through the store, out to the car, into the house just to get the litter home. Cat ladies across America - you can now adopt another fur-baby! Litterbox clean up just got easier!
Tidy Cats Lightweight 24/7 Performance Litter

What do you dislike the most about the dreaded cleaing the litter box chore? Give Tidy Cats® Lightweight24/7 Performance® Litter a try for your cats (and sanity)!
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Make it Your Michelina's #MakeItYourMichelinas

This post brought to you by Michelina's. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you find yourself in a lunch time rut? I know I do. Michelina's is helping you get creative with a variety of recipes to Make It Your Michelina’s.  

Michelina's combines Italian heritage with American innovation, offering traditional recipes and new flavors. Our great food is made from fresh ingredients, and comes at a low price because value matters to us. Saving time and money is important to everyone, whatever the day brings, and we believe in making life a little bit easier.  

Start with a Michelina's frozen dish and make it your own!

How about some taco bowls?

Make It Your Michelina's: Taco Bowls

Taco Bowls

Make It Your Michelina's: Seafood Alfredo 

Seafood Alfredo looks yummy!

Seafood Alfredo

Something different:

Make It Your Michelina's: Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

This one would be perfect for a quick family dinner:

Roasted Tomato & Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe is at the top of my list to try!

Chipotle Chicken & Rice Burrito

Bruschette Siciliani Ingredients

For more quick lunch ideas, be sure to Follow Michelina's on Facebook & Follow Michelina’s on Twitter

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