Monday, March 10, 2014
This post is part of the Clorox Bleach It Away campaign with The Motherhood. Opinions and experiences are my own.
I was thrilled to see that spring hit our home this week. That means the boys have been outside nonstop since yesterday morning... playing in the mud, sand, and dirt (and giving me a break from hollering at them to take some time away from video games!)
With all the new activity outside, however, I've been dealing with some bigger-than-usual messes. The melted snow means more mud than usual, and - boys being boys - it has all managed to migrate into my home (and into the laundry room.)
Just check out all the fun that Marcus has been having in his sand/mud box.
As you can imagine, his socks have been FILTHY lately. I can't even tell you how gross and dark they get after being inside muddle boots all day!
Clorox, the brand of bleach we use at our house to handle such sock problems, is making it a rewarding experience to share messy moments -- just like Marcus' socks! In fact, when you share your story, you will be put in the running against other stories for a chance to win a BIG prize of $20,000! Just think of all the socks you can wash with that prize money...
Even if you don't have a great story to tell, you can still get in on some messy prize goodness with a "Clorox Bleach it Away" Twitter Party! Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, March 12, at 1p ET / 12p CT / 10a PT
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #BleachItAway hashtag to track the conversation.
RSVP: At this link http://twtvite.com/bleachitaway
Prizes: They will randomly award five prizes throughout the party, from all eligible correct responses to trivia questions. Four prizes consist of a $50 American Express gift card, with a grand prize of a new Kindle.
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann, @Clorox
I'll be there, too! Just follow me @Lknerl on Twittter!
No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States + D.C. 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited.
I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Nutri-Grain. I received product samples and promotional item to thank me for participating.
People often mistakenly assume that, just because we work at home and homeschool, our mornings aren't in any way frantic.
Yes, we sometimes have the privelige of staying in our pj's a bit longer than most, and we do have some flexibility as to what to eat for breakfast. That doesn't change the fact that I hate cooking first thing in the morning, and I really don't need more dishes to do! In fact, between homeschooling the 5 kids, and getting through my 700+ emails each morning, the hours between 8 and 10 can be some of the most stressful of my day. That's why a quick and nutritious breakfast is something I don't just prefer -- I require it!
Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars are something new we tried this past week as a nice change-up from our traditional granola bars and fruit bars. These yummy and pretty large bars have 4 grams of protein -- something our other breakfast options don't have. I really enjoyed the fruity topping, which comes in both Strawberry and Blueberry varieties. I sometimes can't finish the whole thing, but my 3-year-old knows to check my desk for leftovers!
Most mornings, my commute involves brewing a cup of coffee and snagging a bar from the cupboard, which I carry to my desk in the next room. No, it's not difficult, but I really do appreciate having a quick and wholesome options for keeping me full, especially as a nursing mom! (And these bars aren't just for breakfast. I keep a few by my rocking chair so that I have something easy to snag while I'm feeding the baby -- at any time of day.)
Do you do bars in the morning? Do you share them with your kids? What would get you to eat breakfast instead of skipping? I admit that having food like this on hand can make a different in my hectic day!
You can get the full scoop on these filling bars at the Nutri-Grain Facebook page!
I'm a huge coffee addict. (There, I said it.) So, I was super excited to join The Dollar Stretcher - one of my favorite frugal living sites - to help giveaway an iCoffee maker valued at $169.99!
You can enter via the form below, but if you'd like to know more about the product, I encourage you to check out the iCoffee review over at The Dollar Stretcher.
Now get to entering!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway runs from March 10, 2014, 12:01 EST to March 16, 2014,11:59pm EST and is open to residents of the US and Canada only. Must be 18 years or older to be eligible. No purchase necessary. The winner will be randomly selected using Rafflecopter and entries will be verified. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to the notification email in order to claim his/her prize. If no response is received, new winner will be chosen.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
- Large Elbow Macaroni Noodles
- Foam or Paper Plate
- Bag of Cotton Balls
- Twine or other Stiff Thread
- Poster Paints
This was such a fun activity, and we really loved how it turned out! What kinds of activities do you like to do with your kids during Spring Break? Is crafting one of them?
As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.