Jan 282015
 

Lately I have been in the mood for my Mom’s Taco Salad.  It’s a great recipe (I’ll share it with you all one of these days), a little different than a traditional taco salad.  It’s not hard to make, but it does take a little advanced planning.

This Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe has all the yummy flavors of a taco on one plate. No big shell needed, just add a few crushed tortilla chips to give you that nice crunch.Thank you to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. Words & opinions are my own.

I was trying to decide what to make for lunch recently and after going through all the cabinets, fridge and freezer, I realized that I had everything on hand to make tacos.  Which meant that I had everything I needed to make the Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe from the Kraft Recipe Hub.  Hubby likes taco salad, also, so I decided to whip this recipe up for lunch. Continue reading »

Jan 062015
 

This shop and my Disney Frozen potty chart have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias

Bubbles has been “in the process” of potty training for awhile now.  We’ve had a lot of success in certain areas; she’s been nighttime potty trained for probably a year and always goes potty first thing in the morning.  It’s the rest of the day where we have had a few challenges.

Potty Training with Elsa & Anna + a free printable Disney Frozen potty chart! #PUBigKid

The main challenge being that Bubbles doesn’t like to miss out on anything.  If we leave the room to go potty, we might miss the family of rabbits in the backyard or her favorite song might come on.  Or worse still in her mind, she’d have to miss a few minutes of playtime.  None of that is worth taking two minutes for a potty break. Continue reading »

Jan 102013
 

Gift Card Giveaway!

#JustJanuary Giveaway

It’s a new year and for a lot of you that means new resolutions and goals.  I thought it would be fun to participate in the Just January Giveaway Event so that I can give away some gift cards that will help you with some of those goals!  This giveaway event is hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht of Weidknecht Events Going Crazy.

My prize package includes:

  • $10 Grocery gift card for those healthy meals (your choice of Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s)
  • $10 Staples gift card so you can buy items to help you get organized (can select Walmart instead if you prefer)
  • $10 Amazon gift card so you can buy yourself a little something – one of your resolutions should always be for “me” time!

To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway closed.

Jan 052013
 

Smoobee No Cry Brush

Detangling brush by Smoobee

Before Bubbles turned one she loved bath time.  Toys, splashing – what’s not to love?  But as she got older and her hair grew longer she started to like bath time less and less.  She did not enjoy the process of washing her hair, but she really did not like what came after – brushing.  Bath time quickly turned into me trying to wrestle her into the tub long enough to wash her and her hair, while trying to keep her from clawing her way out.  Fun, right?

At ABC Kids earlier this year, however, I learned about a new product called the Smoobee.  It claimed to be a “magic, No Cry Brush”.  I’m a bit of a skeptic – especially when items call themselves magic – and thought the brush was probably for polite, well-mannered children that loved to sit like Rapunzel and have her hair brushed.  During every hair wash adventure, though, it kept popping into my head.  I wondered if the claims were true and decided the only way to know for sure was to try it. Continue reading »

Dec 292012
 

New Year’s Giveaway Event

New Year's Giveaway Hop - #Lucky13

Will 2013 be your year to win?  I hope so!  And so does BloggerPR.  They are hosting the Lucky ’13 Giveaway Hop in order to give you a chance to do just that.  After you enter to win here at Views From the ‘Ville you’ll be able to visit other participating bloggers for your opportunity to win their prizes, too!

Since 2013 is full of new possibilities I thought I’d give you a choice of how you’d like to start the year off.  One winner will be able to choose between a $25 Outback Steakhouse gift card or a $25 T-Mobile gift card.  Will you dine or will you chat?  Giveaway closed.

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