Quicker Fuel With Quaker

As we all know Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s good for you and your family to get proper breakfast food to jump start your morning.  The most common excuse for not having breakfast is not having enough time. I know this because that is why I normally don’t eat it. I normally let my kids grab something at the school to help save me time in the mornings. I want my kids to have a good, healthy breakfast and with some of these new Quaker products I think I can manage those things. 002

Quaker has revamped a few of their products and I am quite pleased with the results personally. My favorite was the Big Chewy Granola Bar. I will honestly tell you I haven’t been a fan of their Chewy Granola Bars the past few years, but these NEW bigger ones have the perfect mix of crunchy and chewy for me. It was heaven in my mouth for me, and my kids enjoyed them as well. I also love the granola bars because not only are they great for breakfast but they are good for anytime. Just grab one out and you are done. You can eat it on the go or sit and savor it.

The Perfect Portion Oatmeal was a hit as well with us. A box of oatmeal will last one breakfast in my house. My son was the happiest with this.  He loves his oatmeal and to be able to decide how big to make his bowl certainly tickled his fancy. We thought the picture on the front of the bag was so appetizing we added some sliced apples and extra cinnamon to ours and it was delicious. I love oatmeal because it is a great breakfast food that will stick to your ribs for a while and help you get through the morning. Not only does Quaker have breakfast covered they also have some snacks that will refuel you. The Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies were great for putting in the kids lunch or for a after school snack.

Quaker up and fuel your family with these great NEW products from Quaker. I love that I can feel good about giving Quaker items to my family. They are healthy, my kids enjoy them, and I’m happy.  It’s nice being able to start our day, get Quakered Up, and enjoy our day without being plagued by hunger pains. Head over and check out the full line on the Quaker facebook page or on the Quaker webpage. Or you can catch up with them on Twitter or Pinterest. They also have recipes, tips, and perhaps some savings available!


After fueling up with Quaker, Ayla is ready to conquer the world!!




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Smiley 360 Children’s Mucinex Mission


When you have small children getting sick is almost unavoidable. It happens eventually and it starts the downfall of the household. So, you can imagine my happiness when I was recently offered a chance to give Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold medicine a try for FREE! I gladly accepted the offer from my friends at Smiley 360 and put that Children’s Mucinex to use.  This NEW variety of cold medicine from Mucinex is made to help relieve stuffy noses, cough and chest congestion in children 4-12 years old.


As a mother we all know not just any old cold medicine will work. We want a medicine that helps our child feel better quickly, relieves their symptoms, and in my case –  hopefully it tastes okay so they will take it without a fight. Children’s Mucinex Multi Symptom Cold definitely helped me achieve that with my son, Cory.  When he was feeling under the weather I gave him some of the medicine and after it had a chance to get through his little system he was tearing up our house in no time again, which must’ve meant he was feeling better!

If you are in the market for a reliable, fast working cold medicine for your little guy or gal check out Children’s Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you once again to Smiley 360 for the FREE product.  Check below for some handy links. You can get a $2.00 off coupon, check out their FB page, or watch their commercial.

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Patty Reed Designs Insta-Totes Review And Giveaway

I don’t know about you, but I use various bags for everything. Shopping, sending the kids away overnight, or just when I am headed out for the day with my 3 year old. One problem that I have however is that the bags are usually not that durable and they rip easy. Someone must have heard my prayer for a more quality made bag that didn’t cost an arm and a leg, because recently the wonderful people over at Patty Reed Designs gave me a chance to try out one of their Insta-Tote bags and they are fabulous!…  Continue Reading…

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Halloween Costume Shopping Made Easy!


Have you noticed that each year you start seeing holiday things just a wee bit earlier than the year before?  This year will be no different. We are all preparing for back to school and as soon as that is over the fall and Halloween stuff will be out. Have you given much thought to what your little ones will be dressing up as this year? Well it’s time to get a jump on it!


I’ve always shopped at a specialty store or one of the big box stores for my children’s Halloween costumes…and usually it has been a  nightmare. Nothing is EVER where it belongs, people are pushy, and it’s almost impossible to find something good in my kids sizes. On top of all that the quality is usually not that great either, which is an important factor to me because most of our costumes are put into the dress up box.


As an attempt to bypass all of this this year I decided to take a look at some of the online costume sites and see what they had to offer. My favorite review company, Tomoson, luckily had an offer for a costume review from buycostumes.com. I decided to look for my daughter, Ayla, since she seems to always be the hardest to find something for (I guess size 8 in little girls is VERY popular.) I checked out their page and immediately loved how easy it was to navigate. Everything was organized and easy to find.


If you have a 10 year old daughter than you probably are aware that Monster High is all the rage. We checked out their selection of Monster High costumes, and they did not disappoint.Buycostumes.com had every character available, they were reasonably priced, and there was no shortage of sizes! I ordered my daughter the Draculaura costume you can see on the left. We tried it on when it came and it fit perfectly. The costume is good quality and passed the pull the seams test. It was everything I was hoping for.


Buycostumes.com not only caters to children, but also has costumes for babies, teens, adults, and everyone else in between. Check out their website and see if they have what you are looking for. Right now if you head over and sign up for their emails you can receive a code for 15% off. Head over and check them out and make your life a lot easier this Halloween season. Click here to visit their website, Buycostumes.com.

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From You Flowers Review And Sweepstakes


Flowers. What woman doesn’t love flowers? I recently had a chance to sign up to review a bouquet of flowers from From You Flowers. (I wonder if they have a hard time with having From at the beginning of their name like we do at times. I don’t like double words and whenever there is a giveaway you have to put from From ….. so irritating!) I love flowers so of course I agreed to receive some FREE flowers and give my thoughts on how beautiful they were. Why not? Today was the day that they arrived and let me tell you they couldn’t have arrived on a better day, it has been one heck of a week so far. I actually was awake probably 10 minutes when the florist arrived. So I literally started my day with the arrival of this:


My ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’ bouquet from From You Flowers.


Needless to say that put me in a great mood after the long night I had with the kids. My arrangement was called It’s A Beautiful Day and it’s a mix of Pink Roses, orange Daisies, hot pink & light pink Carnations, and purple Alstroemeria. The smell was absolutely heavenly,  I had set them on our coffee table and I could smell them several feet away. The flowers looked incredibly fresh looking and stayed that way throughout the day. I was very much satisfied with these.


If someone you know could use a little day brightener or you need a gift an arrangement from From You Flowers would definately do the trick. Check out From You Flowers online website and look at all of the beautiful arrangements they have. All you do is pick your arrangement, place your order, and a local florist will deliver them for you. It is simple and easy! From You Flowers is going to offer our readers a special discount to From Crayons to Coupons readers. Just enter the discount code:  01T           and receive 15% off your purchase on their website.





To celebrate the start of the Olympic Games in London, From You Flowers is hosting our “Go For Gold” Sweepstakes. By Submitting an email address, participants will be entered to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal – a From You Flowers gift card valued at $100, $50, and $25, respectively. Experience the excellence of the company’s award-winning flower delivery. Click here to enter for you chance to win.




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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Keep Your Skin Naturally Safe From The Sun With All Terrain Sunscreen

Last summer I was living in Georgia and for some reason we just didn’t spend that much time getting out and about. I think that put me into overdrive this Summer. We have been going to the pool, going to the park, going to the beach, cooking out, and just spending a lot of time outdoors. There are 2 essential items I need for this: Bug Spray and Sunscreen. One issue I have with most of these products is that they always leave your skin feeling slippery, greasy, and just downright yucky feeling. Unfortunately the risks associated with being in the sun unprotected are too great for me to just bypass the whole sunscreen thing.

All Terrain on the white sands of the Gulf Coast!



3 Things stuck out to me when I first saw the bottle of All Terrain Aqua Sport Sunscreen.

  1. It’s made of all natural products.
  2. It is non greasy.
  3. They do not test on animals. (Makes me a happy panda!)



I was also pleased to learn that the All Terrain Aqua Sport SPF 30 had recently been rated the top sunscreen in the June 2012 Consumer Report Sunscreen report. The company’s other sunscreens scored high in the June Sunscreen report issued by the Environmental Working Group, which looks for products that are not harmful to children or the environment.


Ava loves All Terrain AquaSport SPF 30!


The day we went to the beach to try out the Aqua Sport SPF 30 it was super hot, probably in the upper 90′s.  It says on the bottle that it is water and sweat resistant and should stay on for about 80 minutes. When I applied to the kids it went on white, it was kind of thick. I rubbed it in and the kids were on their ways. I didn’t notice any greasy residue on my hands afterwards, which was nice. I put a little bit on my face and shoulders, but wasn’t worried about the rest of me because I was hanging out under the umbrella. We ended up being at the beach about 2 hours. The sunscreen did it’s job, nobody got a sunburn that day at the beach. I was very happy that it didn’t make my hands all greasy or the kids. You couldn’t even tell it had been on them.






If you are an outdoors enthusiast or if you just want a natural, effective, oxybenzone and paraben-free sunscreen;  look into the All Terrain line of products. They cover Aqua Sports, Terra Sports, and Kids. Available in a lotion or a spray. You can find out more information about All Terrain at their website, Twitter (@AllTerrainCo),  or on their Facebook page. If you are interested in reading the reports from the rewards they received just click on the link below. (click on the name of the report).


The great people at All Terrain would like to give one of our readers a chance to try their AquaSport SPF 30 too. Just fill out the simple rafflecopter form below to enter. There are a few mandatory entries for this giveaway. You MUST be a fan of the 3 pages involved. You are going to have to visit the All Terrain Facebook page and leave a comment about one of the two reports mentioned above. Also, you MUST follow From Crayons to Coupons and All Terrain Co. on Twitter. You have to also tweet something about one of the 2 reports listed above. I know it sounds like a lot of work…but it’s not too bad. Good luck to all of you!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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Potty Cover Review & Giveaway

If you are planning on traveling with children this Summer I have found a product that will be at the top of your must have list!  As a mother one of my top concerns when traveling with my kids is finding a decent bathroom to use. You never know what will be waiting for you when you use a public restroom and lord knows all the horrible things I have heard you can catch from using them. I avoid it at all costs myself, however when kids are involved you can’t be so picky. My older kids know the drill of covering the toilet with TP if needed, but the little ones need help and honestly they are just too uncoordinated to get on the toilet without messing up the make do cover. Well, no more of that. Introducing the PottyCover!

PottyCover - Disposable toilet seat covers. (6 individually packaged seat covers in each bag.)

What is the PottyCover you say. The PottyCover is a non woven fabric waterproof barrier between that yucky toilet seat and you or your child’s bottom! You simply lay it over the toilet and it covers not only the seat, but also the front and sides! It is disposable, so when you are done just throw it in the trash and you are done. Worry no more! Not only is this product great for traveling but also helpful with potty training messes.


I used this product 3 different times to make my opinion. Twice with my children and once with me. I took them with me on my trip to go visit Jennifer for her wedding. I am scared of airport bathrooms. You just never know. The PottyCover went right over the toilet with no hassles. Which was important because I did not have the time to deal with that. I had 30 minutes to get to my next flight!


PottyCover - Disposable toilet seat covers. (6 individually packaged seat covers in each bag.)


The 2nd time I tried them out was at my children’s birthday party at the park (and I will mention that the other parents thought it was a nifty idea too). I brought them along so if any of the children needed to go, they could without the worries. The kids ranged in age at the party, but I had to take my 3 year old to the potty while we were there and I was happy that he was able to get up on there without it slipping and sliding all over the place. The 3rd time was at the beach. I don’t know if you have ever been in a bathroom at the beach, but generally they are not that nice. I was glad that the PottyCover covered not just the seat, but also the front and sides because there was sand, seaweed, and all kinds of other nasty things around the toilet and on it.



 All in all I think that this a product that I would keep on hand, I wouldn’t use it on a day to day basis, but I would if we were going somewhere and I was questionable about the facilities. PottyCovers are available in packs of 6 and are individually wrapped so you can just slide one in your pocket or purse and take it with you on the go. Did I mention that they are also made in the USA?  PottyCovers are available online at  Amazon, Ebay, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country and  at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores. They usually run around $5.99 a pack.

I have a link for you if you are interested in ordering some for yourself: PottyCover – Disposable toilet seat covers. (6 individually packaged seat covers in each bag.)


You can learn more about the PottyCover at their website : www.pottycover.com  on Facebook  or on Twitter@PottyCover


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Now for the fun! The wonderful folks at PottyCover not only gave me a package to try out, but they are also giving one of our readers a chance to try one out as well. Just simply fill out the rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway will run from Fri. Jun. 29- Fri. Jul. 6. The winner will be announced after they have been verified. Good luck!


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My Memorial Day McCormick Grill Mates Party


Memorial Day is here again and it is time to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. A lot of people celebrate the day by paying respects, cooking out, and spending time with loved ones. At least that is what I did. My family gathered together over at my Uncle’s house, swam in the pool, and cooked out. Fun times. My Memorial Day cookout was a little special this year, because I got to use my family as my test subjects for my new review. My Uncle Jim told me if it wasn’t good I would have to go to Publix and replace his ribs, so I had a little riding on this test.




I am a member of a little program called Crowdtap that you may or may not of heard of. If you are interested in checking this out, click here. I joined a crowd called the McCormick Grill Ambassadors and I had the chance to sign up for a chance to try some of the NEW Grill Mates Products. I was selected and they mailed me all the great stuff you see on the left. I received a bottle of Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Molasses Bacon blend, Montreal Steak blend, Memphis Pit Rub, and Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade.  We decided to use the Memphis Pit Rub, the Bacon Molasses blend, and the BBQ sauce for our meal.


Getting the Bacon Molasses Blend on the hamburgers.

Ribs and the Slow & Low Memphis Rub


My uncle was the Grill Master of this occasion. The first thing we did was get the meat prepared for the grill. When I opened the Memphis Pit Rub I wanted to gobble it down. It smelled so good. We rubbed it into the ribs and got the hamburger prepared with the Bacon Molasses seasoning blend. After we got the meat on the grill, my Mom and I got the sides together and we all just hung out and had fun in the pool until it was ready.  Here are some pics of it cooking. It took quite a while and by the time it was done we were super hungry and ready to eat!





On the grill...it smelled so good!!


Our meal consisted of Bacon Molasses Hamburgers, Slow and Low Memphis Ribs, corn on the cob,deviled eggs, baked beans, and brownies. My cousin tried some of the Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce on her ribs and she loved it! (I actually took the rest of  this home and my daughter and I had some chicken nuggets and used the BBQ sauce too, it was yummy!) I first dug into my Bacon Molasses hamburger and it was excellent, but I couldn’t tell if I was tasting the Bacon Molasses or not!  Now on the Slow and Low Memphis Pit Ribs,  I couldn’t get enough of them. I’m not really a fan of too much spice, (picky eater here)  and these had a little kick to them. The taste it left in my mouth had me wanting more.



Yum! It was delicious!

Everyone else luckily agreed with me as well. My Mom and cousin both thought the food was great, the kids ate it without complaining (and that is sometimes a miracle within itself!), plus Uncle Jim didn’t make me buy him a new set of ribs, so I guess it’s safe to say our family approves! I can’t wait to try some of the other flavors I’ve seen offered, they sound good. Head over to the McCormick Grill Mates facebook page and  check out what’s going on in the Grillerhood! There are several recipes you can check out as well.
You can find the McCormick’s Grill Mates products at your local grocery store or online. Try it out and let us know what you think!




**Recently I was selected through Crowdtap to try out some of the new McCormick’s Grill Mates Products. I received one or more of the products mentioned for free through Crowdtap. Regardless I only promote products that I feel are good for my family and my readers.**

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Build A Dream Cosmic Cruiser Review And Giveaway

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