40 Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Recipes

Step away from the kitchen and play a board game with the kids, walk the dog, or have a lunch date with your spouse. You’ve earned it! I can relate to all of the above with a family of 5 who expect hot cooked meals 2-3 times per day, I don’t get many breaks! By the time I get one meal cooked and everything cleaned up it’s almost time to do it all over again. 😉
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Most Effective Lip Balms for Dry Chapped Lips this Winter

One of the absolute worst things about winter when it comes to your skin, is dry chapped lips. It seems like we spend hours just applying and re-applying lip balm to give our lips some relief. And with all the choices of different lip balms on the market, it may get overwhelming when choosing the one that works best. Here are some of the most effective lip balms for dry chapped lips.
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Original Grain Watch #Giveaway Ends 2/22

 Original Grain watches make the perfect gift for Graduation or Father’s Day!

These timeless pieces are truly outstanding!

About Original Grain Watches

Each watch is handcrafted from a variety of sustainably sourced exotic hardwood from around the world. They hold their timepieces to the highest standards of craftsmanship, authenticity, and quality. In doing so, each of their products is truly an original.

We love that Original Grain partners with “Trees for the Future” a Non-Profit Organization! For every watch sold, they plant 10 trees! This in turn, provides both food and jobs for thousands of people around the globe.

We especially love the “Minimalist” watch. It is an exquisite watch that looks sleek and elegant on the arm! Read our full review here to find out more about this beautiful timepiece!

The Original Grain Minimalist Watch features in a nutshell:

  • Ebony Wood
  • 40mm Size Case
  • 316L Gold Stainless Steel
  • Mineral Crystal Glass Cover
  • Water Resistant Casing – can withstand splashes, but cannot be submerged
  • Japanese Miyota Citizen Quartz Movement
  • Real Ebony Wood Dial

Original Grain has a variety of styles and wood types for both men and women. An Original Grain watch would make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!


Original Grain Watch of choice (max value $199)!

(Excludes the Chronograph and Jim Beam)

Sponsored by Original Grain and Hosted by Powered by Mom

Giveaway ends 2/22/17 at 11:59 pm ET. It is open to US & Canada residents 18+ and older.

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Avoiding Injury: 5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Kids Safe

Guest post contributed by Kara Masterson

One of the most important concerns for parents is keeping their kids safe whether they’re spending time at home, at school or on the playground. Although it’s impossible to control every move that your child makes, there are ways to ensure that they’re safe. Parents who need peace of mind can take a few necessary steps to protect their little ones from danger.
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Successful Savings: A Little Goes a Long Way

When you’re used to living paycheck to paycheck, it seems impossible to save. How are you supposed to save money for vacation, or Christmas, or for a major expense you know is coming when it seems as though everyday life uses up every penny you have to spare? As it turns out, a little savings can go a long way.
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Enter to Win 1 of 3 Jack & Jill Prize Packs #Giveaway #JackNJill Ends 2/20


You can feel confident giving your children organic products from Jack N’ Jill.


Jack N’ Jill is a natural toothpaste for babies, toddlers and children that is safe to swallow. It was first made in Melbourne, Australia in 1949 and it has been a family business for more than 20 years.

The product line is inspired by the many parents the world over who are concerned about current environmental issues and the direct effects they have on our children. More parents are looking for ways to prevent their children from being exposed to unnecessary additives and chemicals. There have been limited safe choices for early childhood oral hygiene. Jack N’ Jill has used their background in pharmacy to formulate the absolute safest toothpaste for our kids and yours. In the process, they also made it the most fun and yum!

Jack N’ Jill Toothpaste is 100% safe for young children—especially because they have a tendency to swallow it, rather than spit it out! All Jack N’ Jill branding is designed to be appealing to children and is cute enough that parents won’t mind it sitting on their bathroom vanity. Alongside the toothpaste they have also manufactured the first children’s toothbrushes with handles that are made of NON GMO cornstarch, and are therefore biodegradable and recyclable.

One of the newest additions to the line is the beyond cute Tooth Keepers made from organic cotton fabric and stuffing in six adorable characters to choose from! These provide the perfect way for your little ones to proudly place their lost teeth for the Tooth Fairy!


The Gift Kit has everything your kiddo needs to have a great time brushing while maintaining a neat and tidy bathroom.


The Gift Kit Includes

  • Jack N’ Jill Rinse/Storage Cup
  • Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste
  • Jack N’ Jill Bio Toothbrush
  • Jack N’ Jill Silicone Tooth & Gum Brush
  • Jack N’ Jill Sleepover Bag

There will be 3 total winners selected!

The Grand-prize winner will receive a $50 VISA Gift Card in addition!

 Sponsored by: Jack and Jill Hosted by: Powered by Mom

The giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+ and ends on 2/20/17.

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Amazfit Activity Tracker #Giveaway Ends 2/23

Amazfit has the perfect activity tracker just for you! Some look very class like jewelry while others are more sporty like a smart watch. Katrina from Top Notch Material did a review on their Moonbeam and Pace. After you enter the giveaway below, go read her full review

Hosted by Top Notch Material Sponsored by Amazfit


2 winners will be selected!!  

1 will win the Moonbeam and the other will win the Pace.

Moonbeam features

  • Automatically tracks steps, distance, calories, and light and deep sleep.
  • Silent vibration alerts for call notifications and alarms.
  • Elegant and luxurious leather band with rose gold details.
  • Water resistant up to 3 feet and 30 minutes with PI68 rating.
  • In the box: ceramic core tracker, Leather & Rose Gold Moonbeam wristband, charger, manual.


Pace Features

  • Run Tracking: Track your runs and capture distance, time, pace, heart rate, calories, speed, cadence, maximum/average moving pace, max/avg moving speed, max/avg cadence, altitude, elevation gain, elevation loss and min/max altitude.
  • Phone-Free Music: Connect wirelessly to Bluetooth earbuds, load up your music to the internal storage, and run phone-free.
  • GPS: Track your route and distance with built-in GPS.
  • Notifications: Receive notifications for incoming calls, messages, emails, and other apps.
  • Heart Rate: Optimize workouts with automatic heart rate monitoring and continuous heart rate tracking.

The Giveaway ends on 2/23/17 at 11:59 pm EST.

It is open to US residents 18 years and older.


Toastees Toasted Almond Variety Snack Pack by Almondina #Giveaway Ends 2/15

 Looking for a great snack that is healthy and filling?

Made by Almondina, Toastees are a lighter smaller version of the Almondina cookies. Made from a secret family recipe, these delicious baked snacks are made from scratch and in small batches. For more information, read Amy’s full review HERE!

  • Cranberry Almond – MY FAVORITE. I am not a huge fan of cranberries; however, I LOVE these!!! The dried cranberries add a sweet tangy flavor!
  • Sesame Almond – Great especially if you are big on dipping, the sesame almond are great by themselves or with a cheese spread on it!
  • Lemon Poppy Almond – Adding a little tart to the sweet makes for a unique tasty flavor!
  • Coconut Orange Almond – A mix of citrus oranges, coconut and almond makes for an extra yummy snack!


 6 packs of Toastees (Variety sent by Almondina)

Hosted by My Four And More   |   Sponsored by Almondina

Giveaway is open to residents, ages 18+ in the 48 US states and DC.

The giveaway ends on 2/15/17 at 11:00 pm ET.

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#Win a $100 Panty By Post Prize Pack! Ends 2/18

Have you ever felt embarrassed shopping for undergarments in your local shop? I’m always nervous that someone from my church is going to stroll by and see me buying underwear!

Panty by Post offers a monthly subscription so you NEVER have to stroll through the panty section of the store again! Choose between Panty by Post’s Everyday Basics, Signature Line, or their Premium Luxe.

Next, select the size and style. Then, all you have left to do is enter your credit card info and address. You are all set!  To learn more, read the full review HERE!


$100 Panty By Post Prize Pack

The giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18 years or older.

The giveaway ends on 2/18/17 at 11:59 pm ET.

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#Win a ZOTOS 4 Piece 180pro Heat Rescue Hair Care Set Ends 2/19

Rescue your hair from heat styling with this amazing hair care collection by ZOTOS!

About the 180PRO Heat Rescue Collection:

If you can’t take the heat…reach for the new Heat Rescue Collection from 180PRO, Zotos Professional’s damage-reversing line. Ideal for anyone with a hot tool habit and the over-processed locks to prove it, the collection is designed to both correct previous heat damage and protect tresses from future trauma.
The secret behind Heat Rescue is a powerful combination of 180PRO’s signature Pro-Peptide Complex™, which targets hair’s worst breaking points to help repair up to 2 years of hair abuse*, and new heat-activated Thermal Barrier Complex™, which surrounds each strand to safeguard against high temperatures.
Purchase 180PRO products at Sally Beauty!

For more information, be sure to read Mom Does Reviews review HERE.


4 Piece ZOTOS 180PRO Heat Rescue Collection

 Sponsored by Zotos and Featured by This Lady Blogs

The giveaway is open to US only, 18+, and ends 2/19 at 1159p est

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