Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

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One of the most ingenius Thanksgiving cooking tips I have ever heard is to use slow cookers to help keep the oven free for big things like...the turkey! Sweet potatoes are easy to bake in your slow cooker. Time them just right so they can be served fresh and warm alongside the rest of your holiday meal. I get more excited about Thanksgiving side dishes than I do about the turkey! Sweet potatoes have always been one of my favorites. Even though … [Read more...]

Pirate Party Ideas: How to Make a Treasure Map #PlayfulPurple #BICMerryMarking

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This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mom Always Finds Out. I don't like to go on treasure hunts. --- said no kid ever. Treasure hunts are a fun party idea, especially appropriate for pirate theme parties. We have successfully pulled off two pirate birthday parties, and all the kids got really excited about the treasure hunt activity. The actual hunt wasn't even anything extravagant - we just had … [Read more...]

Must Have Toy for Dinosaur Fans! Zoomer Dino

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My 5-year-old has been obsessed with dinosaurs for at least 2 years now. He's got a dinosaur-themed room, he's had 2 years in a row of dinosaur birthday parties, and now he has his very own pet dinosaur. Zoomer Dino is a must have toy for any kid who is into dinosaurs. Or robots! They are going to think this is a totally cool toy. Thank you to Spin Master for providing us with a Zoomer Dino. All opinions expressed are my own. This blog … [Read more...]

Cool Tech Gift Idea Under $50 | SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive

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I take a ton of pictures with my smartphone. Hundreds per month. You probably do, too. So you know just how fast snapping all those photos adds up. That doesn't bother me one bit. The thing that bugs me is that surprising moment when I'm in the middle of taking some awesome pictures of the kids or the scenery, and suddenly this little box appears on screen: That little Memory Card Full box popping up is like hitting a brick wall. There's … [Read more...]

OshKosh B’Gosh Holiday Styles & Coupon + 16 Easy Ways to #GiveHappy

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I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating. The holiday season has barely begun, and I already feel way behind! I like to shop for holiday outfits for my boys - and had planned a trip to a nearby OshKosh B'gosh store, but then everyone at my house got sick. So I moved to Plan B: online shopping at … [Read more...]

12 Unique Pumpkin Pie Recipes To Try

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When I was little, I loved spending Thanksgiving at my grandparent's house because my granny would let me eat cold pumpkin pie for breakfast. My favorite pie is a classic pumpkin pie - but did you know there are so many delicious variations of pumpkin pie? I could eat a different kind of pumpkin pie every day of the holiday season. (Could - not Should!) Thank you to Foodie for sponsoring this discussion on holiday pies. All opinions expressed … [Read more...]

Tips and Tricks: How to Get Kids to Take Medicine

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Thank you to Dr. Cocoa for sponsoring this product-provided conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. My kids will flat out refuse to take medicine if they do not like the way it tastes - even when it is supposed to taste like berry or grape. The worst kind of medicine is cough medicine. The boys say cough medicine is too "spicy" and will even go so far as putting on an impressive gagging … [Read more...]

Movie Night Snack Ideas: Mix Your Own Trail Mix Bar

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MovieNight4Less #CollectiveBias A movie night at home is a fun date night activity to do with friends. We can hang out, relax, eat and even talk during the movie. It's a good time to add to our home movie library because Walmart is selling popular Warner Bros. movies for only $5 (DVD) and $7.88 (Blu-ray Disc). … [Read more...]

How to Dress like Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate. I received a Mockingjay book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #Mockingjay #MC The second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, left me on such a cliffhanger that I been anxiously waiting for Mockingjay. It's been a long year, but my wait is about to come to an end. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 hits theaters … [Read more...]