Monday, December 30, 2013

Medieval Times New Year's Eve~ Dallas, TexaS

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Ring in the New Year at Medieval Times!

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Sunday, December 08, 2013

Wichita Falls Neighbors Helping Neighbors is needing your help!

Hey Gang!
Its that time of year again!!

For those readers that don't know~ WFNHN is a Christmas charity that  My children and I, with the help of  "our many neighbors" have "sponsored"  children since 2007.  
However, this year is rough.... we had more apps for assistance than we have Keepers wanting to help. I am sure that it is that way every where!!

I am reaching out to my blogger buds for help this year! 
We still have 34 Angels that need assistance with hats and gloves.
The dollar tree has hats and gloves for $1 each!
Will you donate a $1 or $2 to assist our Angels??

Can you please retweet this message so that all the little Angles can receive a set of gloves and a hat with their Christmas gifts!

our goal this year is to be able to provide every 
Angel with a new winter hat and gloves 
to go along with their gifts!!


Our Mission Statement: To allow no child to go with out the Joy and Spirit of Christmas:) With the help of our neighbors:)

If you would like to donate to WFNHN via paypal please click below. 

You can choose to donate $1, $2 or $5 to assist WFHNH this Holiday Season!

WFNHN ~ 2013

If you would like to mail some items such as socks, winter hat, gloves or small toys to the Angels this season please feel free to email Stacy @
 If you would like to adopt an Angel for Christmas (That would be awesome~please email and request an age and gender and i will get you all set up)

I will update this post often as the Angels get adopted!
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Monday, December 02, 2013

Pampers #SwaddlersFirsts ~ And a Giveaway

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by 
Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. 
All opinions are 100% mine.

Pampers Swaddlers are Pampers’ softest diaper ever, and while moms have always loved Swaddlers for their newborns, Swaddlers are now available through size 5! 

So baby can stay in the diaper mom loves throughout her baby’s diapering years. From your baby’s first smile to their first step, Swaddlers can now be there for many more firsts to come! 

To celebrate, Pampers has 30 days of incredible giveaways and a grand prize of 
FREE Swaddlers diapers & wipes for a year. 

So we want to know…how do YOU celebrate your children’s “firsts”?

I celebrated my children's firsts in many different ways!
I celebrated their first steps by video taping it and sharing it on facebook with family and friends!
Got to LOVE technology.

From their first haircuts to their first tooth falling out we tried to make a big deal for them.
We have baby books for all the kiddos and took note of when they did things from smile to rolling over all the way up to loosing their first tooth.
We look at those books often and try to remember when they were little and sweet!

We celebrated all the milestones with a picture:)

For more info about Pampers

~Enter to win~
One lucky reader will win a Pampers Firsts prize pack that includes ~
- Baby’s First Friend- Plush Doll 
- Baby’s First Tooth and First Curl Treasure Box
- First Words Book
- Baby’s First Steps Walker/Toy
- Pampers Swaddlers

must complete mandatory entry for all other entries to count:)
Enter via the raffle copter form below
Giveaway ends 12/10 @12am CST

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Have you tried eMeals?

 eMeals is the market leader in online meal 
planning solutions for consumers.

The company provides over 50 weekly plans based on customers preferred food style, family size and grocery store. Specialties include classic, clean eating, simple gourmet, low fat, low carb, paleo, portion control, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free meals.

eMeals not only gives you meal recipes for the week based on a couple meal plan for 2 people, or a family meal plan for 4+, but eMeals is also designed to ensure that you do not have food waste. This means no wasted money, no wasted food storage, and more money in your pockets.

eMeals gives you a shopping list as well as COUPONS for your LOCAL grocery story (eMeals has partnerships with all major food stores). All the ingredients you buy will be used in multiple recipes so that there is no waste.  eMeals saves consumers on average $1,000/year because of the smart meal planning and coupons! Something you definitely need to be thinking about after the holidays! 

sign up for eMeals NOW because they can get 35% off now - planning saves money! use coupon code Cyber35

I signed up for the Eating Family plan~
There are some awesome recipes!  My families favorite was the Deep Dish Supreme Pizza with a Sliced Fennel-Orange Salad !!

it is so easy to make that they can help me with it
28 oz can whole San Marzano tomatoes, chopped
6 oz can tomato paste
1 lb whole wheat bread dough
2 oz natural, uncured pepperoni
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
8 oz package sliced fresh mushrooms
⅓ cup sliced pitted kalamata olives
8 oz package shredded part-skim mozzarella
2 cups baby spinach

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine 
tomatoes and tomato paste in a medium
saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to
medium and simmer 10 minutes or until
thickened; cool slightly. Press bread dough into
the bottom and up the sides of a 12-inch cast-
iron skillet coated with cooking spray; spread
desired amount of sauce over dough. Top with
pepperoni, bell pepper, mushrooms, olives,
mozzarella, and spinach; bake on the bottom
rack 18 to 20 minutes or until browned and
crispy. Serve remaining sauce with pizza or
cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

I LOVE that the weekly meal plans come with a complete grocery list of everything you need to get from the store to make a whole weeks worth of meals!! Each item is also broke down into which section of the grocery store the items can be found!
The email you get weekly also tells you what staples you will need for each meal!

Try eMeals for yourself and dont forget to use the code to get 35% off your subscription!

diclosure~ this info provided to me thru

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Review and Giveaway

I am  Purex insider!
I was chosen for this promo to review the Purex Fels~Naptha Laundry Bar!

Purex® Fels-Naptha is a laundry bar that works overtime to remove your toughest stains. 

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Purex Fels-Naptha is a powerful laundry bar that works overtime to remove greasy, oily stains, perspiration, and ring-around-the-collar. With over 100 years of removing America’s stains, you can rest assured that this laundry bar knows how to tackle your toughest stains.
All you’ve got to do is rub the stain with a wet bar of Purex Fels-Naptha and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wash your clothes as you normally would and say farewell to tough stains for good.

I did not use it to clean stains or anything like that because I had a use in mind for those 3 bars I bought~

It makes GREAT Home made Laundry detergent!!
Here is what you need:

1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle
1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle
1  box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle
3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap, found in the detergent isle
2 small containers of Oxy Clean or store brand Oxy Clean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle.
You should be able to find all of these items at your grocery store.

**Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load. I know that does not seem like enough but this recipe does not have fillers like the store bought detergent so you only need 1-2 Tablespoons.**
This detergent is fairly mild smelling, it is not over powering. If you love a strong scent you may have to add a fabric softener or laundry crystals to each load. You can find laundry crystals in the detergent isle.

Start out by grating your Fels-Naptha soap just like cheese. You can use a food processor or just use your hand held grater, what ever you have. Those of you with an HE washer may want to run the mix through the grater again to get an even finer mix.

**Don't worry the Fels-Naptha will dissolve in your washer even if you only use cold water
Toss all ingredients in a 5 gallon bucket lined with a garbage bag. This part makes your whole house smell great. Once everything is mixed store soap however you like. 
The recipe makes about 2 gallons worth of detergent
Wasn't that easy? 
I was reading other bloggers post about this detergent and it has lasted them 9 months to a year!
Wow! Thats only $22 for a YEAR of detergent!

Thanks to Being Creative to Keep my Sanity for the recipe

Thanks to Pure insiders 3 lucky readers of Dnbuster's Place will win a coupon to try Fels-Naptha for themselves!
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Gift of Lights Holiday Attraction - Fort Worth

The Gift of Lights & Snow at TMS is one of the most visited holiday parks in North Texas, featuring a drive-thru holiday spectacular light show with over two million LED lights and 600 unique holiday displays across 1.7 miles at Texas Motor Speedway. 

Your family will love the lights AND the newest addition -SNOW! The Snow Village at TMS features a tubing hill, snow ball gallery, and a snow play area. Kids can also visit Santa and make s'mores. Visit for event hours, Santa's schedule, and pricing.

My Readers Save $2 per car to Gift of Lights Drive Thru Light Show PLUS $2 Off Per Person to Snow Village with this exclusive coupon: 

dsclosure~ This info was provided to Dnbuster's Place via America's Family Network

Friday, November 15, 2013

HEY TEXANS~ Direct Energy~ Power-To-Go

Direct energy provides Electric service to residents
in more than 10 states.

At this time they have this great NEW
program for their TEXAS residents!

Its called 
They are offering a $20 credit to Direct Energy residents of Texas to join the Power To Go program.

The Power To Go Program is a Pay as You Go electric service program.
You will receive no more paper bills every month.
You will get a text or email when your account is below a certain
amount, so that you can add funds to your electric account.
You can add funds to your account any time you want.
Pay your bill as you choose~ no due dates!

This program is AWESOME for those who cant pay the
full balance of a HUGE bill all at one time and by the due date every month!

Pay a little as you can or alot when you can. Its up to you with the Power To Go Plan!
Just keep a balance in your account and you will always have electric service!

How EASY is that!

Here is how to take advantage if this program and get
$20 credit added to your Power To Go account!

(i) Via online at , clicking on the Get Started button, and providing this number 481675  in the Referral Number field; or
(ii) By calling Direct Energy at 1-888-684-3750, and providing the sales agent with this Referral Number which is 481675.

You will receive a $20 credit to their account balance after your first 30 days as a customer!


I joined this program over 2 years ago and think its so awesome!
I don't have to worry about a due dates, bills, or even disconnect notices every month! 
With Power to Go, I sign into my account (when i get an email or a Text alert) and add to my balance!
I can also online and see how much electric I have used. and how many days of electric I  have remaining. 
If I see the daily balance is down to 7 days or less I add $5 or $10 to the account. 
When I signed up for the Power to Go program my Kwph fee went down over 2 cents an hour.   I have nothing but good things to say about this program. 
I pay when I want and the amount I want! 
There is now, no reason you should ever have your electric service disconnected. 
With the Power To Go plan you know exactly how many days your balance will give you of electricity:)
I give this electric service plan a 5 out of 5.

Direct Energy's customer service is awesome. 
They answered all my questions very clear and in a way I could understood.when I first signed up :)
You can add a balance to your account online, over the phone or at a pay station. If you pay over the phone or at a pay station there is a $1 fee to add money to your account.

If you do get the power turned off cuz you go negative balance, make a payment and the service is back on with in 2 hours of payment.

Since i have been a member I have saved MORE THAN $600 in energy costs! 
I like that i can check the amount of electric I have used and I know what it costs for me to wash clothes or run the vacs thru the house.

Do you know what it costs you??

If you live in Texas and want to save more on your electric service I recommend Direct energy and the Power to go plan!

disclosure~ I am a member of direct energys power to go program and i know lots of Texans who could use the lower rate, the savings and great sign up bonus!!

Graco Little Lounger REVIEW ~ #Graco15ForMe

Graco has this GREAT New product for your little ones! Its called the
 Little Lounger™

I was invited to attend Graco Little Lounger Event on November 7th in Dallas! At the event bloggers learned more about the ways that the Graco Little Lounger can create valuable time for mothers with infants. There was a fitness instructor as a guest expert at the event, providing health and fitness tips and demonstrated some quick workout ideas!

The Graco Little Lounger is a 2-in-1 product, a vibrating lounger and rocking seat in one! With the simplicity of just flipping the bottom “Rock Locks” to a lock position, you can go from one extremely comfortable rocker to stable vibrating lounger for your child to sleep in. 

Some really great features of this lounger include…
  • 2 products in 1: the calming rocking seat doubles as a stationary vibrating lounger
  • Rock Locks™ transform the rocker into a stationary vibrating lounger
  • 2-speed vibration keeps baby soothed
  • Multi-position reclining makes it easy to keep baby comfortable
  • Compact fold gives the flexibility to easily store or move around the house
  • Roomy lounger with plush fabrics and body support
  • Mobile with two soft toys keeps baby entertained
  • 3-point harness keeps baby secure

    25" H X 23" W X 33" D
    Folded: 27" H X 7.5" W X 33" D

Care and Maintenance

    To clean frame, use only household soap and warm water. No bleach.
    Refer to care tag on your seat pad for washing instructions. No bleach.

Recommended Use

    For babies 5.5 to 30 lbs
    The Graco Little Lounger is available in 3 different designs including Caraway, Dakota, and Astoria. Each are available at different retailers including Babies “R” Us, Target and buybuyBaby. The Graco Little Lounger retails for $79.99.
    The whole idea behind the Graco Little Lounger #Graco15ForMe event is to give moms an extra 15 minutes during the day to do what they need to get done from reading, a nap, or even working out. 

For More info about Graco products including the Little Lounger see
Graco Twitter ~ @GracoBaby

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stay Connected, Comfortable, & Clean with Purex + ISOTONER!

ISOTONER smarTouch gloves keep your hands warm while using your touch screen devices. Keep them bright and clean all winter long with Purex liquid detergent and WIN! One grand prize winner will receive an iPad mini + a $500 ISOTONER shopping spree. Ten (10) runners up will get $25 gift card good towards any ISOTONER product!


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Harlem Globetrotters 2014 Tickets are In!

Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  

Bring your family to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new "Fans Rule" tour. 
 The Globetrotters had so much fun letting fans vote for what they wanted to see in the game last year that they're doing it again!  

Only with brand new exciting rules like the Trick Shot Challenge and Hot Hand Jersey. 
Take your kids and vote for which rule sounds the most fun to you.  After the game, come down to the court for pictures and autographs with the Globetrotter stars!  The only thing better than finding an event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it and I've got a special discount code for you.   

You can get your tickets here don't forget to use the promo code USFAMILY to save $7 on every ticket!
*Discount available on select seating levels "

My family and I went to our first game last year!! We already have are calendars marked for the game on February 21st!! Its a great family fun night!

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Friday, November 08, 2013

The Christmas Web – A Family Tradition (review and giveaway)

On Christmas morning, a web is created for kids to have fun finding their special gift within the house. So every year kids will not only look forward to opening gifts, but also anxiously await finding their special gift at the end of the Christmas Web. 

Every holiday season, families devote weeks and even months to planning Christmas morning. A yearly highlight for millions of children all over the world, a great deal of time and energy is committed to making the holiday special. However with all the effort that goes into the preparation of this annual occasion, unwrapping and exchanging gifts takes maybe 15 minutes and then it's abruptly over. Why not extend the Christmas morning experience and start a new family tradition? Christmas Web was developed to create a more entertaining and exciting Christmas morning experience for kids and big kids at heart. Similar to that observant elf that watches children from a shelf, Christmas Web contains a storybook that tells a Christmas tale about how the Christmas Web came to be. The story describes how elves look over kids throughout the year and learn of their desired special holiday gifts. Three spools of yarn (magic wands) are also provided with the gift set. The yarn is used by the elves (parents) who create a web throughout the house - around window latches, door knobs, chairs and doors and end in a closet or cabinet which hold the special gifts from the elves (mom or dad). 

The Christmas Web is the perfect way to begin a new, interactive family holiday tradition and make Christmas Day that much more special. Priced at $39.99, this timeless product can be used for many years to come and passed down through generations.
For More info See

I love the idea of having to search for their gifts and follow a fun web. I already read my kids the book that explains the story behind The Christmas Web and they were mesmerized and in awe and asking all kinds of questions about it. They are definitely excited about the prospect of waking up to this web of wonder throughout their house.

The story talks about how Elves watch the kids throughout the year so they know what they want for Christmas. I tied this into the Elf on the Shelf because we started that last year and they were asking if it's the same elf. It can get tricky but fun to combine traditions together!

The book is wonderfully written and magically illustrated and my kids are so excited about it that they keep asking me to read it. I read with my kids every day and so far it's been requested every day for the past month.

The Christmas Web is a truly unique holiday tradition that we look forward to starting this year and enjoying through the generations just like the Grinkmeyer family has!
Giveaway~ Kerry has offered One winner of Dnbuster's Place their very own 
 The Christmas Web gift set!

The gift set consists of a 54 page beautifully illustrated children's book and three magic wands each with 70 yards of colorful yarn. When the children awake Christmas morning they find a “Web of Christmas Cheer” woven throughout the house.  It starts at their Christmas stocking and ends at their special gift that has been hidden by Santa and their elf so that no one else can find it.

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disclosure~ I received a FREE copy of the Christmas web in order to post this review and giveaway.
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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Werther’s Original® Caramel Popcorn “Munch ‘n Movie”

I was lucky enough to be picked to host a Werther’s Original® Caramel Popcorn “Munch ‘n Movie” MommyParty!
The party kit included 12 bags of Werther’s Original® Caramel Popcorn and The Sony Pictures, family-friendly film, Soul Surfer SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. 
The party kit also included many Coupons, recipes and product fact sheets. 

We had a blast enjoying popcorn and a movie! It was a great family night! I am glad the movie was family friendly so that all ages could enjoy it! We played games and shared the caramel popcorn. 
A fun time was had by all!
The popcorn was so good and the caramel smell hit ya as soon as the bag was open.
Look how good it looks!

Each guest was able to take a bag of popcorn home to enjoy at a later time!
I have heard nothing but great comments about how great it tasted!
I am happy that I got to be a part of this great MomParty!

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disclosure~ I was provided Werther's original caramel popcorn and the movie on behalf of MomParties in order to facilitate this party and review.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

the Polar Express is coming to the Texas State Railroad

All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS comes to life this holiday season as the Texas State Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket.
Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, THE POLAR EXPRESS magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip.
For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special POLAR EXPRESS gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ’s; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!
Dates and Times 

Nov 15-17, 22-24, 29-30
Dec 1, 4-8, 11-23, 26-29
Park Road 70, Palestine, TX
All Aboard the Polar Express is coming to the Texas State Railroad, visit or call 877-726-7245 to climb aboard.

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