Walmart & Pampers Team Up to Donate $200,000 to Children’s Miracle Network – Plus $25 Walmart GC Giveaway!

Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G. All opinions are my own. 

I generally ignore 90% of the press releases that fall into my inbox. Then read/delete the rest. Every once in awhile though, I come across something share worthy.

Right now, Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 to Children’s Miracle Network…and you can help!

Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. To show support for the organization and the one in 10 kids in North America who are treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year,Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 in the month of June.

Additionally, by purchasing products like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart, portions of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

  • Your support helps provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year
  • One in 10 kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year
  • Every day, member hospitals treat 16,000 children in emergency rooms
  • Every hour, member hospitals provide surgery for 97 children
  • U.S. members hospitals provided $3.4 billion in charity care in 2012

Will’s story in particular resonated with me:

Will
Mother Frances Hospital
Quad Congenital Amputee
Age 7 (as of 11/30/14)

Will has always defied odds, starting with an all-too-rare Hanhart syndrome diagnosis before he was born. Children with this disorder often have some, but not all, of the symptoms. Will’s diagnosis affects all four of his limbs and was born without feet and with partially developed hands.

This hardly slows him down. Though doctors told Will he would never be able to run and jump without ankles, he has since proven them wrong, defying odds once again.

CMN Hospitals fully funds the Special Needs Clinic where Will receives his care. The Clinic is the only one of its kind between Dallas and Shreveport and treats more than 500 children.

The Children’s Miracle Network helps so many! I definitely wanted to help Walmart and Pampers get the word out about this promotion.

To help get the word out, Walmart is offering a $25 Walmart gift card to one lucky FFF reader. 

All I ask is that you share this post with someone else. I’m not going to follow up, so this is on the honor system ;).

After you share the post, come back and leave a comment. Your comment will be your entry to win. I’d love for you to share any personal experience you or  your loved ones have had with Children’s Miracle Network as well.

This giveaway will end on 7/2/15 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck!

A Few Things About Trash #JoyInEveryBag

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My husband had  surgery a bit over a week ago. There’s nothing like someone being out of commission to make you truly appreciate all that they do for you!

All of a sudden, the trash can was overflowing and it dawned on me that *I* had to take it out. I mean don’t get me wrong, I take out the trash from time to time. I just don’t take it out EVERY time.

We produce a lot of trash y’all.

When you are solely responsible for taking out ALL of the trash in the household, you learn a few things about it.

#1: The bags we use in the kitchen are WAY too big. By the time the trash can fills up, the bag is only half filled. We really need to be using kitchen sized trash bags in there.

#2: Trash is stinky (duh?)

I recently found out about these new Glade scented trash bags. These Glad scented trash bags come in two irresistible Gain scents— Original and Island Fresh— to keep your kitchen clean and neutralize odors.

  • Provides continuous odor neutralization that leaves behind Gain’s fresh scent
  • Reinforcing bands help add strength while saving plastic
  • Strong drawstring makes closing and carrying easy
  • Available in 13-gallon size

These bags hit shelves March 2015 at a suggested retail price of $8-$12 per carton at Walmart, Target, Dollar General and Family Dollar retailers nationwide. Additional information can be found by visiting here.

Hopefully we’ll see some coupons on this too!

© 2015 Gain and Febreze are trademarks of The Procter & Gamble Company, used under license. Glad and OdorShield are registered trademarks of The Glad Products Company.
 

New Macy’s Reality Fashion Show Competition – Video

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Macy’s has joined forces with online video network Maker Studios to launch an original fashion program, The Next Style Star!

If you are a reality TV buff…or just super into fashion…you’ll love this!

The series features 16 up-and-coming stylists competing for the chance to win $10,000 (final prize amount – competitions leading up to the finale result in a $5,000 prize for the winning stylist), to serve as a guest stylist on a Macy’s photo shoot, and to see his or her winning outfit featured in the Impulse department at the retailer’s Herald Square location.

Hosted by fashion expert Jeannie MaiThe Next Style Star features an exciting roster of bold-faced names as guest judges throughout the series’ ten episodes, a list that includes reality star/designer Whitney Port and MADE Fashion Week founder Jenne Lombardo.

For each challenge, stylists are asked to create on-trend looks using Macy’s Impulse brands such as Lucky Brand, Maison Jules, Sanctuary, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Guess, Bar III, Joe’s Jeans, Kensie and MADE Fashion Week for Impulse.

The series premiered on April 3rd. Visit The Platform or macys.com/stylestar to learn more about The Next Style Star.

 

Fisher Price – Forget Sleepless Nights! Celebrate Being a Mom (Video)

This post has been sponsored and contains content that has been compensated. All opinions are my own. I thought y’all would get a kick out of this video!
 

The first few weeks we had my son at home, he did not sleep. He slept alright at night (for a newborn), but naps? Non existent.

It was AWFUL. He was fussy, frantic for food all the time and when he did eat, you needed a beach towel for the spit up…forget about a burp rag!

We eventually found out he had reflux and that helped us figure out a few things we could change to make his life (and ours!) a bit easier.

Our Fisher Price swing was a HUGE help! He slept in that thing for naps to the point that it would barely swing any more because he was so big!

When I saw this Fisher Price commercial, I was instantly transported back to those days and I WISH we had had a helpful neighbor to stop on by with a sleep miracle 😉

He looks nice and peaceful in his Fisher Price bouncer!

Here’s a sweet message from Fisher Price to all the moms! :

Our Mother’s Day wish for you… and other Moms too! Forget sleepless nights – enjoy a relaxing, playful day! You’ve earned a day to celebrate being a mom!

Make Your Own Spring/Easter Themed Candy! #SpringFling #goodcookcom

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Are you looking for something special and unique to make for friends, families and teachers for Easter?

Check out this homemade candy we made!

This recipe is SO super simple.

You really only need a few items.

I was sent this awesome Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold and spatula from GoodCook. It’s from their Sweet Creations line and isn’t it just absolutely DARLING?!

We decided to make some fun layered candy with this great Sweet Creations Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold (scroll down for coupon code!) and decided to use some fun edible markers to make the candy unique and special!

Making this candy was pretty much as simple as melting some candy melting wafers, letting it cool and then melting some Kroger Chocolate Bark and letting that cool.

Then I just let the chocolate set and BAM! It popped out of the mold so easily!

I was a bit nervous when it came time to break the candy into individual squares, but honestly it was super simple and everything broke nice and neat!

This  Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold is also heat safe, so you can make brownies, cornbread, etc. Really whatever your heart desires!

I think next time, we will make some chocolate candy topped rice krispy treats!

Do you want to make this fun and easy Spring Easter candy? It’s a GREAT gift idea!

Here is the ingredient list:

  • 1 bag Ghirardelli white melting wafers (you can use any white chocolate, just make sure you have at least 12  ounces to fully cover the bottom of the mold)
  • 1 package of Kroger chocolate bark (once again, you can use any chocolate bark, just make sure you have enough to cover the entire mold)
  • Edible Food Dye Markers
  • Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold and Spatula

Directions:

Start off by melting your white chocolate in the microwave according to the package directions.

Pour the white chocolate onto the  Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold so it fully coats the entire mold. You want to be sure all of the pictures are well covered so the darker chocolate won’t peak through the front (which could mess up your pretty designs!)

Let the white chocolate set and harden.

Melt the chocolate bark and pour over the white chocolate.

Let set.

When the chocolate is hard, pull the silicone away from the candy slighty and then flip the candy over onto a flat surface.

You should be able to break the candy along the provided lines at this point. It was super simple for me!

Go ahead and get to coloring! Let your kids get in on the action and enjoy!

Be sure to check out all of the great GoodCook products available by checking out their website.

Want to grab this awesome mold yourself? Use the coupon code SpringFling to get 25% off your purchase! Click here to check out all the fun Spring Fling products from Good Cook. 

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Acetaminophen: Know the Dangers of Taking More Than One Medication At a Time

This post has been compensated. I only share posts that I feel fit the FFF audience and that I think are worthy of your attention. All opinions are always my own.

Recently, I was on a popular prescription pain medication for a health issue.

I was surprised to see that the pain pill I was on actually contained acetaminophen.

Knowing that acetaminophen in large doses can contribute to liver issues, I was careful about any other medications I took during this time frame to be sure I wasn’t doubling up on acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen is in many more OTC and RX medications than you might guess!

Watch this video to learn more:

To find out if any of the medicines you take contain acetaminophen, check out the website www.GetReliefResponsibly.com.

 

 

Aussie Kids: New Hair Care Line for the Kiddos! (Video)

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored. All opinions are my own.

Did you know Aussie has a line of kids hair care products now?

I had no idea! I love Aussie products (their Leave In conditioner is my fave!).

When it comes to getting great hair, Aussie asked the experts. Hear what these little joeys had to say about shampoo, conditioner and what it takes to get unfair hair.

Watch this adorable video!

Unstoppable Moms: Enter to win $250 or $2500 GRAND Prize from Children’s Motrin

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I’m convinced that moms are superheroes.

Being a mom is the only job I know of where you truly have to be a jack of all trades at all times. Most moms I know juggle this effortlessly.

Oh, we might fall into bed at night and start snoring before our head even hits the pilllow, but we barely think twice about helping our son with homework while cooking dinner and teaching our daughter how to sew (with a load of laundry in the washer, the dryer and the dishwasher running).

It’s just par for the course!

I love being a mom. I might get overwhelmed at times with the sheer length of my to do list, but I love it. I truly do.

Being a mom makes me feel equal parts vulnerable and strong. Unstoppable.

Children’s Motrin agrees!

They have a campaign going on right now that I really felt compelled to share with you.

It’s called Unstoppable Moms.

Every mom does something to go above and beyond for her family. And for us, that’s inspiring! Children’s MOTRIN® is celebrating Unstoppable Moms like you! Celebrate with us by checking out their stories below.

Head on over to Unstoppable Moms and tell them what being an Unstoppable Mom means to YOU and you can enter to win a weekly prize of $250 OR the grand prize of $2500!

Check out this video to learn more:

Nature Valley: We’re Going Camping!

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Do you like Nature Valley protein bars? We enjoy Nature Valley products!

Their new commercial follows two newlyweds on their honeymoon camping trip!

This video really resonated with me because we’re planning on going camping in just a few weeks.

I have never done anything even remotely close to camping, so it was kind of fun watching these newlyweds on their honeymoon!

Here’s the video (you’ll need to come to the blog to watch this if you are viewing in a feed reader or email) :

We sent two newlyweds in search of adventure. They found it. See their complete adventure footage at naturevalley.com/MyAdventure

Any tips for our upcoming camping trip? Comment below!

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