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About Mommy's Little Rugrat Princess

What can I say I love my family!! I love God who's been great to me throughout the years and helped me get pass the rocky road I was headed down. He's blessed my family and I in so many ways that words can't even describe. I thank God for everything in my life especially blessing me with such a wonderful family. I love deals, freebies, samples, coupons, sweepstakes, contests, instant win games, products, reviews,and of course my favorite GIVEAWAYS !!! I love learning about new products that will probably never reach my hometown. This is why I love giveaways so much, by winning something that no one has ever heard of or ever seen here in this little town. I love sharing with them all about the product and what it does. Then their always wondering where they can get their own!! :) I love dealing with companies and learning about how they started. I think it's very interesting learning about their background and where they came from. What can I say I'm a simple girl from a small town who loves the 21st century! I've only been doing this since January, 2011 and have saved my family a lot whether it may be food, toys, clothes, hygiene products, household items, or just going out for a family outing. I found this is my passion and I love doing what I do. I love writing and hope this will be an awesome blog for you!! Well, that's all about me for now! ;)

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Review & Giveaway

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Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Gift Pack Giveaway

Green Giant has came out with some yummy and convenient line of frozen Green Giant Seasoned Steamers. Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™ are chef-inspired vegetables that are seasoned to perfection without sauce.

With a dash of imagination, a pinch of culinary skill, and a heap of flavor, Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™ are giving you a new reason to enjoy eating your vegetables. Shake up your vegetable routine with these flavorful, chef-inspired options that are seasoned to perfection, without a drop of sauce. Now, more than ever, you can leave your family craving more vegetables with every meal and break through meal monotony with a new palate-pleasing vegetable option for everyone! With new Green Giant® Seasoned Steamers™, eating vegetables just got easier and more delicious!

  • Available in six different varieties, Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™ are one of the first sauce-free seasoned vegetables to bring unique chef-inspired seasonings and premium cut vegetable blends to your dining room table
  • These tasty Seasoned Steamers are bound to spice up any meal with six varieties including: Mediterranean Blend, Tuscan Seasoned Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Honey Roasted Sweet Corn, Honey Dijon Carrots and Backyard Grilled Potatoes

I tried the “Backyard Grilled Potatoes” to use for a side item during our dinner. They went really well with it, and made the meal complete! I loved how easy it was just to put the bag in the microwave and a few minutes later they were ready to be served.

You can click here to download a printable coupon for $1.00 off the purchase of one package of Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™. 

You can stay updated with all the delicious food that Green Giant offers by following them on Facebook.

 

****GIVEAWAY****

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Gift Pack Giveaway

The wonderful people over at Green Giant have offered one lucky reader a chance to win their very own gift package that I was sent. The gift pack includes the following:

  • (1) VIP coupon for one free package of Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™
  • Apron
  • Green Giant Serving Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Bag of Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™

For your chance to win all you need to do is the, “Mandatory Entry”.

I have offered extra entries, for a better chance at winning!

MANDATORY ENTRY:

- “Like” Green Giant on Facebook and Mommy’s Little Rugrat Princess on Facebook

EXTRA ENTRIES:

- Follow me on Twitter

- Follow me on Networked Blog

-Subscribe by email

-What Green GIant Seasoned Steamer would you try?

This giveaway is opened to US residents only (No P.O. Boxes). You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. This giveaway will end on November 24th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random.org and will be emailed once the giveaway has ended. The winner will be given 48 hours before another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure:  My gift pack, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Green Giant through MyBlogSpark. Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway and released from any and all liability.

We’ll NEVER Forget You 9/11

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I can’t believe it’s been 11 years already. I’m still so emotional over 9/11. I will never forget where I was that day. I was in 10th grade English (giving my age there). Our of us cried together, and we were so silent. The whole school was watching this unfold on the television. Our principle kept making announcements over the intercom. How could this be happening? I kept thinking. One teacher later that day, said we just witnessed something that we be in our history books for the rest of our lives. Two days later I lost my mother to cervical cancer. I was so overwhelmed with 9/11 and losing my mom 2 days later. I had the whole world mourning with me, while I was mourning over my mother. I cried more than I’ve ever cried before. Since then I haven’t cried that much. Now this is what I truly wanted to say on this day…

Someone had made a comment as to what we said the day this awful tragedy happened. They said, “Americans united as one” we all shed our tears together, we all wanted revenge, but most of all we held each other, and all of us mourned together. We agreed to stay united after that awful day, but instead we have separated from our neighboring American brothers and sisters. We’ve been split up, and we’ve been fighting each other. This is what I have to say today. Can we unite together as one on this day to remember all these beautiful people that lost their lives. Can we stop all the nonsense bickering, drama, arguing, bullying, etc. to come together for the 9/11 victims. I think this is the least we can do. Most of all let’s not forget all the courageous people that lost their life that day.  Let’s also remember all the men, and women who stood up for our country, and decided to go get the ones responsible for this cowardless act.

Today we salute you!

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You’ll always be in our hearts, never forgotten!

Wal-Mart offers Bonus Box Tops for Education + $25 Wal-Mart GC Giveaway *****ENDED*****

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It’s that time of year again! School is starting back, and parents are running around to grab all those school clothes, and school supplies. It can be very hectic! Let’s not forget about those snacks, and meals for breakfast, or a quick snack to fight those after school hunger pains! Most of you have heard, or know about Box Tops for Education. Box Tops for Education is where you can earn money for your school, by clipping the Box Tops for Education labels, that can be located on many products! Why throw away free money? Our school could really use the extra money! What I like to do is save all of them in a little jar on top of the microwave. I collect them all summer long! Last year, I remember the whole school had a contest going on, and whoever collected the most box tops won a pizza party! That was really fun for the kids! You can stay connected with Box Tops on Facebook and Twitter. You can find more about the program by visiting the Box Tops for Education website.

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You can find many products that are labeled with Box Tops for Education labels. Above are just a few that I bought.

Box Tops Participating Brands

Hefty

Nestle

Pillsbury

Totino’s

Betty Crocker

Fiber One

Golden Grahams

Kix

Lucky Charms

Green Giant

Hamburger Helper

Old El Paso

KLEENEX

SCOTT

LAND O LAKES

Yoplait

Avery

Chex Mix

Nature Valley

Ziploc

Brita

**Please note that not all of products by the above brands participate in Box Tops for Education. To find more about what products have labels, and find more participating brands click here**

Now what’s so awesome, and why you should definitely start clipping today if you haven’t started yet. Right now look for the Box Tops display at your local Wal-Mart to earn 4 Box Tops on more than 100 of your family’s favorites! This makes me want to save box tops more than ever! The Earn More For My School website was created exclusively for Wal-Mart Shoppers. Make sure you check with the site often to learn more about opportunities to earn more cash for your school with eBox Tops! Help your school start saving today! Follow Wal-Mart on Facebook to earn more Box Tops from General Mills.

*****GIVEAWAY*****

That’s right! Now you can have the opportunity to grab your own Box Tops products! One lucky reader of Mommy’s Little Rugrat Princess is going to win a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card! How exciting is that? I know you can hardly wait!

For your chance to win all you need to do is the, “Mandatory Entry”.

I have offered extra entries, for more chances at winning!

(1 entry = 1 comment 5 entries = 5 comments)

MANDATORY ENTRY: 

- “Like” Box Tops on Facebook and Mommy’s Little Rugrat Princess on Facebook (1 entry)

EXTRA ENTRIES:

- “Like” Wal-Mart on Facebook

- “Like” Wal-Mart on Twitter

- Follow Box Tops on Twitter

- If you won, what would you stock up on?

- Follow me on Twitter

- Follow me on Networked Blog

- Tweet (can be done daily)

“Wal-Mart offers bonus Box Tops for Education & $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card #MyBlogSpark  wp.me/p1TOhH-yb

This giveaway is opened to US residents only (No P.O. Boxes). You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. This giveaway will end on September 30th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random.org and will be emailed once the giveaway has ended. The winner will be given 48 hours before another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure:  The Wal-Mart Gift Card, information, and additional gift card have been provided by General Mills and Wal-Mart through MyBlogSpark. Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway and released from any and all liability.

Contain This! Review

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I’ve searched a lifetime, trying to find that perfect product to keep my sandwiches from being soggy! I remember being a kid, and getting my sandwich out for lunch. It’d be flat and soggy! YUCK! I would ask my friend to share her lunch. There’s nothing more gross, than a soggy sandwich! There’s nothing better, than a delicious sandwich whenever we, go on a picnic, to the waterpark, zoo, or just travel. Usually, I separate everything, because I always end up with a soggy sandwich! When I had the opportunity to review, “Contain This!” I was really ecstatic! Contain This! is a container, made to keep your dry ingredients, separate from your wet ingredients. While keeping your ingredients cold and fresh, until your ready to munch down! I wanted to put this product to the test, and see if I could say goodbye, to those soggy sandwiches!

For the first experiment, I packed my hubby a plain ham sandwich for lunch. I didn’t want to try any extra meat, or condiments for the first time. Now what’s awesome, about this product, is that there’s a little tray at the bottom called, “PerfectCHILL” and you put it in the freezer the night before, and then put it back into place right before you make your sandwich. It keeps your food cold just like a freeze block would! How neat is that? This is what keeps your meat, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, etc. cold until your ready. In lab controlled tests, PerfectCHILL was proven to keep contents under 40 degrees for 5 hours and under room temperature for a full 8 hours.

Placing it in the freezer the night before, all I had to do was place my ham on top. Like I said, I didn’t want to try anything extra at first. If you have more ingredients to use,  you can expand the FLEXtech divider. The FLEXtech divider is the part where the bread sits. It has the bread symbol on top. This can push downwards, or upwards just depending on how many ingredients your going to add. I didn’t use a lot of ingredients, so I just kept it pushed downward. The FLEXtech divider creates a water tight barrier, between the fresh moist ingredients and your bread.

Finally, I added the bread above the moist ingredients. Then WHA-LA you have a perfect sandwich! I love that it has a latch to keep the container tight, so no air gets inside to make your bread feel stiff. Your ingredients stay nice and secure. When using sandwich bags, sometimes my ingredients are all over the place. My hubby was just as excited to try this as I was. He took it to work, came home and told me that it was, “Excellent!” He said he didn’t have to worry about the numerous sandwich bags. Especially, not having to worry about cleaning his mess up afterwards! That sometimes gets irritating, when you know your on a time limit for lunch. Now all he has to do, is bring it home to me, and I can easily hand wash it!  Very easy to clean! Saves money and we don’t have to worry about putting the bags in the landfill!

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Put the PerfectCHILL tray in freezer the night before, or even hours before making a sandwich!

 

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This is where you will add your moist ingredients (meat, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, etc.)

 

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Bread symbol shows where you place bread. This is also the FLEXtech divider you can push downwards, or outwards depending on the amount of ingredients.

 

This container is BPA and phthalate free plastic which is a HUGE plus! I know I’ll be using it when my daughter starts school. She’ll want a turkey and cheese sandwich! On the first day of using it, I had said previous that I didn’t want to try anything extra. Since then I’ve used a lot of different condiments. I put meat, pickles, lettuce, and onions in the PerfectCHILL tray together. I pushed the FLEXtech divider upwards, because I had more ingredients this time. I even added some mayo to the bread! In the end, we had a perfect soggy – free sandwich! It was delish! You can use this container for numerous items, because of it being an air tight container! I love salad, so that’ll be one I’ll definitely be trying!

This product has definitely amazed me. Therefore, in the end my dreams did come true! No more worrying about soggy sandwiches! I would recommend this to every household, and to at least own one or more! These are great to have around with school starting back. If you don’t have one, your missing out! What are you waiting for? You can buy this for the great price of ONLY $12.99!

*To learn more about this product or to purchase CLICK HERE

 

 

***Connect with Contain This! Online***

 

Disclosure: Mommy’s Little Rugrat Princess did not receive any monetary compensation to review this product. I was sent the product above for free to do a review on. All opinions are honest, and my own, and receiving this product for free did no affect my opinion in anyway. Thank you to Contain This! for the product and letting me share my opinion of their product. Facebook is in no way associated with this review, and is released from any, and all liability.

Farm Rich Snacks Review & Giveaway *****ENDED*****

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When I was given the opportunity to do a review for Farm Rich, I was really excited! Since I started a family of my own, I’m always looking for meals for the whole family to enjoy! Especially, having a little one around, and always hearing, “I’m hunnngrrrry!” I was sent two coupons to pick out two products of my choice. My store carries about 4 of their products, so I didn’t have a huge selection. I ended up picking out two bags of their, “Mozzarella Sticks”. We ended up buying some pizza sauce to eat with them. I like marinara sauce, but we love pizza sauce with them! These bags have a great quantity too, and for the price you can’t beat it! Most of all, our family thinks the food is delicious!

You can take a bag of these, and add some extra sides, and you’ll have a great dinner for the family! These are also great with school starting back. When my child gets home from school, she always goes straight to the refrigerator! These are easy to fix, and you won’t hear the, “I’m hunnngrrrry!” Farm Rich has a huge selection of products. It varies from store to store on what Farm Rich products they carry. Overall, I would suggest this, if you haven’t tried their products go grab a bag! I think you’ll be very happy!

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Farm Rich is always there for parents, with wholesome, easy-to-prepare snacks sure to please the entire family!

Products They Sell

Mozzarella Sticks (Breaded)

Mozzarella Bites

Marinara Stuffed (Mozzarella Sticks)

Mini Pizza Slices

Mushrooms (Breaded)

Meatballs (Original)

Meatballs (Italian Style)

Turkey Meatballs

Jalapeno Peppers

Queso Cheese Bites

Mini Quesadillas

Philly Cheese Steaks

Stuffed Pretzel Bites

French Toast Sticks (Original)

French Toast Sticks (Cinnamon)

You can find more about their products, by clicking on the product names I’ve listed above, or by clicking here to go to their website. At their website you’ll be able to find out if your store carries a certain product under the “Product Finder” tab. You can also sign up for coupons, and other great promotions while there!

***GIVEAWAY***

The people over at Farm Rich have been so generous to have offered one lucky reader a chance at winning two product coupons! Just like what I was sent for the review!How awesome is that?

For your chance to win all you need to do is the, “Mandatory Entry”. I have offered extra entries, for more chances at winning! 1 entry=1 comment

MANDATORY ENTRY:

- “Like” Farm Rich and Mommy’s Little Rugrat Princess on Facebook (1 entry)

EXTRA ENTRIES:

(1 entry each)

- Follow Farm Rich on Twitter

- Follow me on Twitter

- Follow me on Networked Blog

- Subscribe by email

- Tweet (can be done daily)

@FarmRichSnacks sure to please the entire family! “Review & Giveaway” #Win#FarmRich http://t.co/KHJjB77i

- What two products would you get with your coupons?

-Visit Farm Rich and let me know what store carries your product of choice!

This giveaway is opened to US residents only (No P.O. Boxes). You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. This giveaway will end on September 30th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random.org and will be emailed once the giveaway has ended. The winner will be given 48 hours before another winner will be chosen.

 

Disclosure: Mommy’s Little Rugrat Princess did not receive any monetary compensation to run this giveaway. I was sent two free product coupons to do a review on. All opinions are honest and my own, receiving this product for free did not affect or influence my opinion in anyway. Thank you to Farm Rich for offering their products for a review and giveaway. Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway and released from any and all liability.

HUGGIES MomInspired Grant Program Awarding $15,000

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Are you a mommy that has a creative side to you? Do you have an invention that’s useful for other mothers? If so “HUGGIES MomInspired” is looking for you! If your selected as the winner, you’ll receive a $15,000 grant to help your invention come true! Past winners have came up with ideas such as: Nausea relief band to ease pregnancy symptoms, Magnetic baby clothing for easy diaper changing, and sleep coaching!

To find out how to apply go to www.HuggiesMomInspired.com you can also read about the stories of past grant recipients and their product ideas.

  • Grant recipients will receive $15,000 in seed capital as well as business resources to help turn innovative ideas into real-life inventions.
  • Applications for the 2012 Huggies MomInspired grant program are currently being accepted through July 31, 2012.
  • Moms can learn more and submit original, innovative and viable new business and product ideas now at HuggiesMomInspired.com.
  • Grants will be announced and awarded in fall 2012.

Happy 4th!! *FREE* Starbucks Tall Coffee (7/4 ONLY)

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If you didn’t already know about this. Stop by your local Starbucks to grab a *FREE* Tall Coffee!!! That’s for TODAY ONLY!!! After the 4th this will no longer be available!

I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th! Please be safe out there! My friend lost her 18 year old daughter on July 1st due to an automobile accident. She was pregnant with a baby girl. Just make sure you watch others while your driving because there will be a lot of drivers drinking and driving tonight.

Thank you to all the women and men serving out country!! We salute you!!

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Green Toys "Pink Tool Set" Review

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Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet. Green Toys have such a nice variety of toys from vehicles, building blocks, cookware, gardening sets, tea sets, indoor/outdoor toys, and even a teething toy for babies! They have toys for children of all ages!

I’ve always been a fan to any green product! I’m a real HUGE fan to green toys! I mean what’s better than knowing your child is playing with a toy, that has been recycled, and made out of environmentally friendly materials! That’s why I couldn’t wait to review the “Green Toys™ Pink Tool Set”.  I knew my little rugrat princess would be so excited! As I’ve said before, she’s a mixture between a princess, but a tom boyish rugrat at the same time! She always using her daddy’s tools to play with. That’s why I knew this tool set would be a huge hit for her!

When she opened the package up, and seen what was inside, she was so excited! She wanted to hurry, and open it, and get right to work! She had the biggest grin on her face, and her eyes, were round as an apple! Indeed she got right to work!

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Green Toys – Made in the USA

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As you can see from the pictures, she loved this tool set! She loves playing with it, right before she goes to bed. She pretends like she’s building mommy something, or fixing something in the house. She told her daddy, “Look daddy now I have tools just like you! I don’t have to play with yours anymore!”

What I really loved about this tool set first off, was that it’s made of recycled plastic, and environmentally friendly materials. Second, that it’s made in the good ole’ USA! Not only that, but this a nice, fun, safe toy that any little girl can enjoy, and have tons of fun for hours! I know my rugrat does! It has a nice variety of tools to use. These tools aren’t made out of cheap plastic either. Like the plastic toys, that end up broken in a week! These are made of hard plastic, that won’t bend or break! Your child can take them outside, and play in the dirt with them, and their easy to wipe clean! Whenever your little girl decides to play house, with her baby dolls, she can get out this tool set, and fix her broken stroller. Maybe even the refrigerator, in her kitchen, that just doesn’t seem to be working right!

I really think this tool set, helps little girls to be independent, and know that they can use tools,  just as well as boys can! I really think it lets little girls express themselves, and show the side that isn’t always about, playing with Barbie’s, baby dolls, and princesses!  It doesn’t end there! I mean who knows, maybe one day when your car breaks down, on the side of the road. Your little girl who’s a grown woman now, just might be able to fix your car! You might get lucky, and be able to skip, those expensive mechanics to do the job ! Just think it all started with her playing with the,“Green Toys™ Pink Tool Set” when she was younger!

*To learn more about this product & other green toys click here

 

***Connect with Green Toys Online***

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Disclosure: Mommy’s Little Rugrat Princess, did not receive any monetary compensation to review this product. I was sent the product above for free, to do a review on. All opinions, are honest, and my own, and receiving this product for free, did no affect my opinion, in anyway. Thank you to Green Toys Inc., for the product, and letting me share my opinion, of your product. Facebook is in no way, associated with this review, and is released from any, and all liability.

What will be the name chosen for "Good Luck Charlie" new bundle of joy?

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Are you guys READY??? Tonight we find out who the baby’s new gender and name!!! Make sure you tune in June 24th at 8pm EST.

Do you think your name will be picked?

***UPDATE*** We’re so HAPPY that our name was chosen!!! I knew it was going to be a …..

CONGRATS Mr. & Mrs. Duncan on your new bundle of joy!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Enjoy your new sibling Duncan children!!

Disney Channel

3 hours ago via Disney Channel

The big moment has finally arrived! Will it be a baby boy or girl?!
Don’t miss the Duncan family’s very special delivery in an all-new Good Luck Charlie tonight at 8p/7c!

Miss Jackie’s Views "Platypus Australia Children’s Swimwear" Giveaway

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Are you guys ready for another awesome giveaway?  This one is indeed an awesome one for the summer! This is a great for those summer days outside in the pool, or great when hitting the beach! Your child will definitely be in style this summer wearing a Platypus Australia suit!

Platypus Australia offers short sleeve and long sleeve sunshirts, board shorts, swim skirts, boyleg pants, bike shorts, skirts, girls one piece and kini suits, boys sunsuits, sun jackets and hats in sizes ranging from 6 months to 14. The patterns and colors of Platypus swimwear are vibrant and tasteful.

Platypus Australia is giving away one outfit (shirt and shorts or suit) and hat of the winner’s choice through a review/giveaway coordinated by the blog Miss Jackie’s Views.

To read the full review of Platypus Australia visit Miss Jackie’s View.

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN:

 Platypus Australia swim suit with a hat of your choice

please click here!

~RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY~

This giveaway is opened to US & Canada ONLY & ends at midnight on June 29th.