Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Budget-Friendly Family Vacations - Review and Giveaway - Ends 3/15

Recently I was able to review a wonderful company called RedWeek. RedWeek is a website where people can find out about timeshare rentals, as well as buy, sell, or exchange timeshares. They are rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau and have been featured in USA Weekend. Renting, buying, or selling a timeshare is made simple on this site. There are no middle men, no commissions, and people can find tremendous savings through this site.

The RedWeek site is extremely easy to navigate. Along the top there are simple tabs to take you wherever you wish to go. You can find a timeshare rental or find timeshares for sale. There are timeshares throughout the world listed on the site. You just type in the search where you want to look, or you can use their world map and click a continent, then country, and start looking! I had a lot of fun looking around for different rentals available everywhere.

Although I do not have my own timeshare to sell or exchange, everything is well explained for those two options. It is simple. If you plan to sell your timeshare, it is as easy as listing it, then you just wait for the emails with offers. For exchanges Redweek works with a timeshare exchange provider to help facilitate the exchanges.

There is an area called RedWishes where people can post where they want to take their budget-friendly vacations for a six week period for $9.99. It works like classified ads, and you just have to wait for offers from people willing to rent or sell their timeshare to you. There are forums and a resource tab. In the resources people can find FAQ and a link to the RedWeek blog.

As you look at available timeshares you can see the picture of the location, and read about it. There are reviews about the resorts, and a list of amenities. The rentals list the price per night, how many people the timeshare can hold, and the dates it is available. It's very easy to look through and compare.

I have loved going through RedWeek. I have been looking all around for a place to take our family for vacation. I want somewhere nice but without spending a fortune. I have that option with the timeshare rentals on RedWeek. I cannot wait to rent my first timeshare through RedWeek this summer for our family vacation!

The people at RedWeek have been generous enough to offer one of my readers a 2 year membership to the RedWeek site, so they can find their own timeshare rentals. Enter on the rafflecopter below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end 3/15.

Feed Me Feeds Seymour Hop

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Pinterest Monday - St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom

Pinterest is a fun meme hosted by Musings From a Stay At Home Mom and her new co-host Mama to 4 Blessings. The idea is to post our Pinterest finds for the week. With a very proud Irish husband, St Patrick's Day is important. The problems is, I don't do the whole corn beef and cabbage thing. So I have found some really yummy looking treats I want to try making with the kids. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Butt Bench - Review and Giveaway - Ends 3/7

I don't know what I was doing before I got my Butt Bench! Seriously, I wish I had known about this wonderful company through any of my four pregnancies. Now that I have one, I'm going to get lazy in the bathtub, I can tell.

For my review I received a 15" Cedar Bench. My bench was shipped quickly and packaged well. I loved opening that box. The smell of Cedar was just amazing, and I was so excited to get my bench installed and start using it.

Installation was so simple! If you have a tile wall you just have to line the suction cups up to fit between the grout, add a little water, and then push the bench towards the wall. The same goes for wall panels, you just don't have to work around the grout. Removal (for cleaning because that's the only reason it's leaving my tub) was also very simple. You just have to pull the tabs on the suction cups. So easy, right!

I love using my new Butt Bench to sit on while I shave my legs, or just to relax when I am taking a shower. My children think it is a wonderful addition to the bathtub. It makes a great place for their toys to have little get togethers during bath time. I also love that the bench has increased my storage space in my bathtub. With a seven person family we have so much stuff everywhere! Now I have a ton of added space for storing stuff, while still having room to sit and use my Butt Bench.

If you would like to buy your own Butt Bench then just stop by their website. They offer several colors and sizes of benches, as well as bathtub safety items and handheld sprayers.

The wonderful people at Butt Bench have offered to give my readers a chance to win a Butt Bench of their choosing ARV starting at $43.95. There will be one winner, U.S. only. Enter below for your chance to win!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pizza Hut Gift Card Giveaway - 3 Winners!!

Pizza Hut Logo Belong's to Pizza Hut

Fellow blogger Kathy over at Been There Done That with Kat is very generously giving away three Pizza Hut gift cards in honor of her new site at My Blessings Unlimited! Stop by her site and look around. She will be periodically having giveaways on her site with items from the Blessing's Unlimited Catalog. Be sure to stop by and thank Kathy. Also stop by some of the other bloggers involved in this giveaway! Thanks so much and good luck!

Giveaway runs from 2/25/12 til 3/3/12. 

Prize #1 - $20 Pizza Hut E-gift card
Prize #2 - $10 Pizza Hut E-gift card
Prize #3 - $5 Pizza Hut E-gift card

Monday, February 20, 2012

12" Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri - Review and Giveaway

I was recently given the chance to review an item from Ozeri. After looking through all their great products I chose the 12" Green Earth Frying Pan. It has a smooth ceramic non-stick coating and is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.

When my pan arrived I was so excited. It was shipped very quickly and packaged well. I immediately loved the color of the pan and how sturdy it felt. I could not wait to find something to cook in it so I made my twins eggs for breakfast.

This pan is amazing! It heated evenly, which is something that I have typically had troubles with in other pans. Also, nothing stuck to the pan. I didn't have to use tons of spray or butter to keep my pan from becoming a disaster and my eggs from sticking. Then the cleanup of the pan was so simple. Since nothing was stuck to the pan, as soon as it cooled, I just washed it with soapy water and it was done. No extra scrubbing here!

This pan received a big 5 stars in our house, and I would definitely recommend this pan to others. It is already making my cooking time much easier.

You can purchase your own 12" Green Earth Frying Pan at Amazon. The great people from Ozeri is going to give one of my lucky readers a chance to win their own 12" Green Earth Frying Pan! Enter below on the rafflecopter for your chance.

Pinterest Monday Blog Hop - Breakfast!

Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom

Pinterest Monday is a fun meme hosted by Musings From a Stay at Home Mom where bloggers post their Pinterest finds. 

This week I am posting breakfast recipes. I was inspired to find some good breakfast recipes when the Casserole Queen posted a delicious looking breakfast dish. So lets all get hungry!

Bacon French Toast Casserole

German Pancakes

Breakfast Pouches

Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring

Cinnamon Roll Pulls

Breakfast Braid

Well now that I am sufficiently hungry I think I will stop. I hope you're having something good for breakfast!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Date Night!! / This Means War - Movie Review

So my husband and I don't usually get to enjoy a date night. I remember when we first got together we went out all the time. We went shopping, saw movies in the theater, went to a concert, went out to eat, ect. As we have had children our nights to ourselves have dwindled. We would only go for our anniversary and birthdays, then only our anniversary. Finally we just didn't go. Or if we could go out it was as quick as possible. 

Tonight my older sister and her friend offered to watch our five rambunctious little ones. My husband and I went to the movies. He of course wanted to see an action flick (Ghost Rider 2), and I wanted to see This Means War. I'm not ashamed to say I pouted (yep, that's where my children get it), and we went to see This Means War (review and spoilers in a second). 

After movie theater nachos and a really great movie we went to the mall. We forgot that we live in the town that dies at 6pm on Sundays! Oh how I miss living where a store was open late. Then my wonderful husband suggested we stop by Barnes and Nobles! What a sweetheart! I am a bookaholic, and I'm proud of it. I hate to spend money on myself but you put me in a book store and hand me money and I will spend it in a heart beat. It's a bad addiction, so I usually avoid book stores. 

I bought six new books! I know, six! When will I have the time to read them all? I will make some time. Three were on a buy two get one free table. Sister by Rosamund Lupton, The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard, and Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. Then I passed a table that said "If you like Hunger Games, You might like these books". Of course I stopped. I ended up with three book from that table, all in a series by James Dashner. The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure. Be looking for reviews on them all as I get to read them over at Reading It All. My husband, the non-reader, picked up two books with facts and sayings from Ireland. 

Now to the movie review! Possible spoilers!

Synopsis: Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. From IMDb.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy.

My Thoughts: This movie is placed in the Comedy, Action, and Romance genres. They need to make a Bromance genre. That was what this was more than a Romance. Tuck (Hardy) and FDR (Pine) are best friends and partners, working for the CIA. Things start out with quite a bang as they are trying to apprehend a major criminal. From the start you can tell that FDR is a bit of a womanizer, and Tuck is just looking for a serious romance. Enter Lauren (Witherspoon) who first meets Tuck from an online dating site, and then FDR soon after. Things get pretty funny as the two friends compete for Lauren's affections, all the while keeping it secret that they know each other. Tuck with his sexy British accent and FDR with his gorgeous blue eyes definitely make Lauren's decision hard. Suddenly the criminal they were chasing is back in the picture, out for revenge against Tuck and FDR. Lauren finds herself in the middle of an action packed car chase while trying to reconcile with the fact that Tuck and FDR have known about each other the whole time. Will Tuck and FDR's bromance be salvageable after this? Will the three of them survive the crazy car chase? And who will Lauren choose in the end? I won't say. I will say I was upset, then happy, then laughing my butt off at the end. 

I would say if you like a fun romantic comedy with pretty awesome fight/action scenes, then see this. It was great, and I'm glad I pouted until I got to see it.

Rating: 5 Stars!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Support New Bloggers Cash Giveaway! - 2/18 - 2/28

A bunch of new bloggers got together to bring you this great giveaway. With the exception of one of the hosts, all the participating blogs are considered new. They were either started in 2011 or 2012 or they could still use some followers. Your hosts are Kathleen of Callista's Ramblings and Janet of Going Crazy!! Wanna Go?? One person will win $145 deposited into their PayPal account!! The giveaway is open worldwide to anyone 18+ who has a PayPal account. Just enter in the rafflecopter form below! Be sure to read all instructions and especially the terms and conditions. You have until Feb. 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Please take the time to visit the other participating blogs: Juliana's Bits and Pieces, Bay Area Mommy, Giveaway Promote, Ohayo Okasan, Sara Lee's Deals and Steals, Mini Farm Sustainability ProjectMs Angela's Finds, Life's Cheap Thrills, The Mystic Kitchen, My Simple Walk, Monkey Mayhem, Cheap is the New Classy, Five Kids and Crazy Me, Layne's Thrifty Finds, The Kids are Grown, Now What?, My Charmed Mom, Of Limes and Lemons4 Sassy Girlz, Karma Media Team, Giveaways and Glitter, Living the FantabuLESS Life, A Pear of Sisters, June Bug Mom Blog, Been There Done That With Kat, The Ladies Lounge, Written by Mama, Giveaway Hog.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Five Kids and Crazy Me One Year Anniversary - Sign Ups Open!

Five Kids and Crazy Me is turning one on March 21st. To celebrate I want to host a giveaway. If you want to be a part of it please send $5 through Paypal as a gift to You can choose any (or all) of the following entries on the rafflecopter form - Facebook like, Twitter follow, Google+ follow, email subscription and GFC/Linky Followers follow. Please just enter you information into the form here

All the money will be going to the prizes. If there is enough I would like to have a couple winners. Winners will be able to choose either Paypal or Amazon Gift Code prizes. 

Sign ups are open until March 12th. I will email everyone a button for their sidebars and the rafflecopter information if you want to place it on your blog. If you want to share this on your blog I would really appreciate it! Thank you everyone!

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop - Hand Stamped Necklace

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop is being hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Read For Your Future. Five Kids and Crazy Me will be giving away a hand stamped necklace from Cutsie Bowtique That says "Reading is dreaming with open eyes" and winner's choice of colored crystal. Be sure to scroll down and hop through the linky!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Newbie Blog Hop Week 26 - I'm The Featured Blogger!!!

Welcome to NEWBIE BLOG HOP week 26 hosted by Going Crazy!! Wanna Go?!! and Life’s Cheap Thrills.

I'm the featured Newbie Blogger! I am so excited about this. If you're a new blogger (or you just feel new) be sure to stop by here and link up with us! And be sure to stop by our Facebook group. There are some of the most helpful bloggers there. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Support New Bloggers Cash Giveaway - Sign Ups Open!

Support New Bloggers
Callista's Ramblings is hosting it's first event with the help of Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??
It's for new bloggers only, take a look!
WHEN: Feb 18-28
PRIZE: PayPal Cash, amount TBD
Join in for as little as $3
Details on the sign up form. If you join, it would be MUCH appreciated if you help spread the word by posting about it or telling your new blogger friends.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Grab Some Savings!

$1.00 off 2 HORMEL COMPLEATS kids meals
$1.00 off People Magazine
$0.50 off All You February Issue
$1.00 off HORMEL COMPLEATS microwave meals
$1.00 off On One Multi Pack or 8 oz or Larger PURE
$0.55 off ONE Welch's Refrigerated Juice
$0.55 off Welch's 100% Grape Juice

$5 Amazon Giveaway!

Thank you to all my great fans for helping me reach 100 fans on my Facebook page! To celebrate I am giving away a $5 Amazon gift code. I will choose the winner Sunday morning. If we reach 300 fans before the giveaway ends I will pick two winners. If we reach 500 fans before the giveaway ends I will pick three winners. Thank you all again!

$50 Paypal Giveaway! Ends 2-17

Uncreative Mommy, Unorganized Mommy of 3 and Nifty Mom have teamed together to bring you the $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway. The winner will receive $50 via Pay Pal. Entries are open from February 10 to February 17. Enter below in the Rafflecopter! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Printable Coupons for Great Savings!

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