Freebies and Fun from Quaker Chewy

This is a sponsored campaign with Mums the Word Network and Quaker Chewy. All opinions are my own. I only share stuff with you guys that I love and think is super rad, and that I would want to hear about. #PinkyPromise :)

Life with a 3 year old, lol

I’ve realized lately that I really can’t call Abby a “toddler” anymore. She’s seriously a big girl. She’ll be 4 at the end of July. She’s bigger and taller than most 5 or 6 year olds we know. And she’s just getting so darn grown up. But she’s keeping the silly side – this is what our life looks like… Fairy wings, messy hair, wearing a dog tag we got at a no-kill shelter benefit event, a kazillion pictures she’s colored hung on the fridge, and posing while eating her fave snacks – Quaker Chewy bars. Yep. That sums up my life, perfectly, lol.

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Abby is a crazy-active kiddo. And I love that Quaker Chewy helps gives kids the energy they need to play. SO it makes sense that Quaker and NERF are teaming up to fuel backyard fun, helping families get out and get active together, right in their own backyard. Because what kid can resist a NERF toy? Totally helps motivate them for outdoor fun!

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When you buy three specially-marked boxes of Quaker Chewy, you can enter the codes online at fuelfun.quakeroats.com to get a free Nerf sports item. The available items are the Nerf N-Sports Weather Blitz All Conditions Football, the Nerf N-Sports Pro Grip Football, the Nerf N-Sports Nerfoop Set, the Nerf Sports Bash Ball, and the Nerf Super Soaker Tidal Tube Blaster 2-Pack. Super fun, right? And as a frugal mom, you know I’m all about freebies :)

Creative and fun kids lunch

Obviously we all know that Quaker Chewy is a great snack on it’s own – but it is also a perfect way to jazz up other meals. We use it mixed into oatmeal in the morning. Mixed with trail mix for afternoon snacks. Or topping on pudding like this lunch “snack tray.” Definitely a regular item on my weekly grocery list!

Be sure to follow Quaker on social media for more fun freebies and promotions like this – Twitter and Facebook. And, enter to win below!

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Make this a Forever Summer!

Big thank you to The Motherhood and Oshkosh B’gosh for sending me a #ForeverSummer package so that we could share our summer fun with you!

It’s summer time – finally. It feels like spring took forever to get here, and even once it arrived, it was so cold and dreary. But then one day, like a switch had flipped – the sunshine arrived! We opened the pool a few weeks earlier than usual, the kids just got out of school {my nephews spend the summer break with me} – and we’re ready for fun.

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We’d hoped for a trip to the beach this summer, somewhere on the Oregon Coast. But, it’s not going to work out for us. But just because there’s no beach doesn’t mean there’s no fun! We’ve got a big in ground pool, sprinklers, water balloons – and the Mister even helped me build a SUPER fun Kiddie Car Wash out of PVC pipe. It’s like a big ride-through sprinkler for the kids, and they love it. {Directions coming soon, but you can see it in the video below – so keep reading :)}

Oshkosh Kid's Summer Fashions

So – since most of our summer fun is spent outdoors and around the water, I was SUPER excited to stock up on summer swimwear for Abby. We headed out for a daytrip about an hour and a half away, to visit Oshkosh in North Bend, Washington. And seriously – how darn cute is this stuff? I mean, I want someone to make this whole outfit in MY size! So fun. Watch the video below to see it in action – her funny dance moves at the beginning are my favorite part!

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Summer PNW Picnic Prize Package!

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Welcome to the 3rd annual Savory Summer Giveaway Hop! I have teamed up with our host, the super amazing Measuring Flower - and am joined by an awesome group of bloggers to bring you a compilation of awesome food and food-related prizes! And every prize is at least a $25 value – many are MUCH more!

This is a giveaway hop which means that, after you after entered my giveaway below, you can “hop” on to the next participating blog to enter their giveaway, too. You can find a list with links to all the other bloggers towards the bottom of this post. {The more you visit, the more chances to win!}

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Oh, and don’t forget to check out this event’s totally awesomely epic grand prize giveaway - It’s for a 10-piece stainless steel cookware set from Calphalon! How cool is THAT, right?

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Win a PNW Picnic Basket Prize!

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Win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!

5year Milestone Giveaway

What U Talking Bout Willis? 5 Year Milestone Giveaway!

One of my favorite, long-time, super amazing bloggers is celebrating FIVE years blogging, and we here at Sunshine and Sippy Cups want to celebrate with “What U Talking Bout Willis” on their 5 Year Blog Anniversary Milestone. One lucky person will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card sent to them via Email. Awesome, right? If you haven’t visited her site before, definitely take a minute to stop by and say hi! :) [Read more...]

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Celebrate the Dads Who Care

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland Father’s Day is almost upon us. A time to think about all of the fathers who have made a difference in our lives – our own, friends, or our kiddo’s dads. As much as us women kick butt on a daily basis, there are some amazing men in our lives that need some appreciation too, right? :)

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One dad that I want to talk about is my Mister – we’ve been together for almost 9 years. He’s the best dad to Abby that I could ever ask for. He works with me in my online business, he does almost all of the cooking {and even the dishes!}, and helps and supports me so much. Love this guy – we make a great team. <3 The picture above is from when we visited Disneyland for the first time, for #DisneySMMoms – it was awesome to have my family with me at an event. And Abby had the most fun I think I’ve ever seen her have! During conference day, he and Abby got to spend a lot of father-daughter bonding time, riding the rides and seeing the sites. It was so great seeing them both smile so much!

So to celebrate all of those real amazing dads out there, and recognize all the ways that they show that they care -Dove Men+Care has launched a really moving new campaign. Check out the video below…

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Disney’s Frozen – Big Giveaway Event!

Because you KNOW that Frozen is pretty much our favorite movie in years – and I wake up in the middle of the night singing the songs in my head – I had to join the fun to bring you guys this giveaway and chance to win! Also – I know how hard it can be to find Elsa dolls – so that alone felt like a public service to help with :) Have fun entering – and good luck!

The frenzy that is Disney’s movie “Frozen” is still going full swing! Kids of all ages are obsessed with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Parents are waiting in line for three hours with their children to meet the characters at the Disney theme parks! I was lucky enough to get to meet them myself at Disney Social Media Moms -

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Where Do Babies Come From?

New from award-winning author and illustrator Sophie Blackall comes a beautiful picture book full of playful details to help answer the age-old-question..where do babies come from? 

The Baby Tree kids book - for kids who want to know where babies come from

Sooner or later, every one of us will have a kiddo who asks, “Where do babies come from?” And now, there’s a new easy and entertaining way to answer that questionthe new book from Sophie Blackall, The Baby Tree, helps you explain it all with humor.  In the story, you’ll join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight. Watch the video below to see what other kids have to say when asked where babies come from, for a good laugh :) [Read more...]

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