RSVP for the Purina Halloween Twitter Party-Great Prizes! #PurinaHalloweenWM

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RSVP for the Purina Halloween Twitter Party-Great Prizes! #PurinaHalloweenWM

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Purina Halloween Twitter Party RSVP for the Purina Halloween Twitter Party Great Prizes! #PurinaHalloweenWMHalloween is a week away from today-can you believe that? I know I am actually ready this year and am super excited to announce a spooktacular  Twitter party that we will be co-hosting on October 27th from 8-9pm EST. Join us, host Homemaking Hacks, and Co-host Sweep Tight as we enjoy a night of spooky prizes!

Celebrate Halloween this year with Beggin’-The Official Dog Treat of Halloween™. Be sure to head on over to the Purina Pet Park where you can play the Treat Seeker Game for a chance to win one of 25,000 treat samples for your pet. I had a blast slashing the ghosts and collecting my treats (I may be slightly addicted to the game).

So, is your fur baby dressing up for Halloween this year? If so, what is he or she going to be? My pooch only has a Halloween bandana that I can barely get her to keep on since she absolutely refuses to wear any clothing. Sometimes I am not sure who drives me more nuts, her or my kids?

I know my dog has an important place in our family. Celebrate your pet this Halloween season, and maybe you will win a great prize! We will be discussing fun pet costume ideas and tips for treating your pets!

Ready to “treat” your dog or cat this Halloween season? Make sure to RSVP for this super fun and spooky party below!

Join the #PurinaHalloweenWM Twitter Party

DATE: October 27, 2014

TIME: 8-9 pm EST

PRIZES: (4) $50 Walmart Gift Cards

HASHTAG: #PurinaHalloweenWM

HOST: @DawnChats

CO HOSTS: @SweepTight & SavvySavingCoup

SPONSOR: Purina & Walmart

EASY TWITTER FOLLOW LIST: https://twitter.com/dawnchats/lists/purinahalloweenwm

SHARE A TWEET:

Let your friends and followers know that you’re joining the fun!

PARTY RULES:
>Open to US residents, 18+
>Winner will be chosen randomly from active participants using the #PurinaHalloweenWM Hashtag during the party hour.
>Winner must RSVP on a host or co-host post.
>This sweepstakes is not affiliated with Twitter in any way.

While you’re waiting for the party, remember to go enter the Treat Seek & Stash Sweepstakes at Purina Pet Park to win 1 of 25000 treat samples for your pet! You can enter daily!

RSVP Below:

DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday

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DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday

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Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas  DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Did you realize that Halloween is already *just* one week away?  I know, the month is going by way too fast over here too. I just read somewhere that there are like 9 Fridays left until Christmas..Say what!? I totally LOVE the holiday season and do not want to rush another moment. I may feel rushed on a daily basis by the hustle and bustle of life, but lets just enjoy things here!

Abound healthy snacks DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Ok, so if you are like me, you are probably someone who has the best intentions, but never actually carries through with them. I have a list of things I’d love to do before Halloween night, but life gets the best of me sometimes!

But, I have to say that I am on the ball with one thing though this year, and that is Halloween treats. While I do have a shrinking giant bowl of candy, I wanted to make some Healthy Halloween Treats for kids too. I figured I would let them choose what they want.

Halloween healthy treats DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Granola bars, and fruit snacks from the CVS Gold Emblem Abound healthy snacking line seemed like a no brainer for this year’s festivities. I know I am “that” parent that screens her kids candy and usually throws most of it away. I always can appreciate when people go out of their way to provide healthier Halloween snack options for my kids, so this year I wanted to give back, and spread the word about the CVS Abound line.

Halloweentags DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday The items I am going to be giving away are the following:

  • Gold Emblem Abound Pomegranate and Cranberry Granola Bars
  • Gold Emblem Abound  Fruit and Chia Snack Bars
  • Gold Emblem Abound Blueberry and Pomegranate Super Fruit Snack Bars
  • Gold Emblem Abound Mango and Strawberry Fruit and Veggie Snack Bars

halloween candy holder DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Each of the Abound healthy snacks contains zero trans fat, and no artificial preservatives and flavors. Halloween CVS Abound treats DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday These snacks are wholesome for children, and are the perfect alternative to Halloween candy. I know Halloween is just once a year, and my kids enjoy playing pretend and going door to door for treats. I will still have candy as an option for my little trick or treaters, but there is nothing wrong with providing a festive healthy snack.

Halloween party supplies DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Here is what I used to create my DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy:

  • CVS Spooky Village 20 ct Halloween Rings
  • CVS Spooky Village Treat Bags (40 pieces)
  • Black and Orange rafia
  • Halloween Treat Tags
  • Abound Granola and Fruit & Veggie Snack Bars

Halloween tags DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday To make these treats, I got out my Pumpkin candy holder, and supplies. Carefully, I tied the rafia bows around each treat and added a Halloween tag and ring. These made these healthy Halloween treat ideas very appealing for the little ones. Hopefully it will help to spread the word on how the CVS Abound line is amazing!

CVS Halloween Goodies DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Did you know that CVS is also an amazing place to make Halloween Photo Cards, or pick up last minute Halloween makeup? funlight DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday From glow sticks, to pumpkin carving knives and everything in between; CVS has it all, and at VERY low prices! Halloween cupcake kit at cvs DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday They even have everything you need for a Halloween party like Raise the Dead Cupcake Decor Kits, Halloween napkins, cups, and plates!

halloween party paperware DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Be sure to scan your Extracare Card (or enter your phone number) at the ExtraCare Kiosk to see what you can save! clown makeup DIY: Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Besides Candy #Snackurday Every purchase made at CVS with your ExtraCare card qualifies you for quarterly ExtraCare Bucks too *exclusions apply.

So my question today is, are you ready for Halloween, and what kind of treats will you be giving out to trick or treaters? 

CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #Snackurday

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CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #Snackurday

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Abound Crackers and dip CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayWhen we found out our daughter needed to eat a gluten free diet about 2 years ago, it was tough at first. Even just two years ago many companies were not on the gluten free train. Everything seemed to contain wheat or gluten that she loved, and it made snacking and eating decisions very difficult.

Not a fun adjustment period!

Baked Rice Crisps  CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayI still remember having to stock up on snacking choices that were safe for her. One of them life saving snacks was from the Gold Emblem line at CVS. Their Gluten Free Sea Salt Flavored Baked Rice Crisps were a lifesaver back then, and are still a hot commodity today. Their packaging may have been updated, and they even have a new name, but the crackers are just as good as ever, and now they come in even more flavors!

baked cracker crisps  CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayHave you tried the CVS Abound Gluten Free snacks yet? If you have not, you are missing out! These snacks are priced so low in comparison to other brands that are more than twice the retail!  Plus, they are really tasty, and probably a little too addicting. You do not have to live a gluten free lifestyle to enjoy these cracker either! At just $2.49 (frequently on sale) they are my go-to snack option for my child when she wants a salty snack.

CVS Abound Baked Rice Crisps are available in the following flavors:

  • Barbeque Flavored Baked Rice Crisps
  • Sea Salt and Vinegar

Abound gluten free crackers  CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayPlus, they also have Gold Emblem Abound Cranberry Almond Rice Pop Clusters and Gold Emblem Abound Blueberry Almond Rice Pop Clusters. My daughter loves all of the gluten free Abound snacks, and that makes me happy because I can easily pick them up at my CVS location while getting my weekly odds, and ends that are on sale.

Creamy onion dip  CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayIf you are not familiar with the CVS Abound line, they are free of artificial preservatives, trans fat, and flavors. They even have lower salt snacking options for people watching their sodium intake!

Child and crackers  CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayIf you are a savvy shopper  like me, then you already know just how awesome their ExtraBucks and store coupons are. I love scanning my ExtraCare card or entering my phone number at the ExtraCare kiosk because there are always fun goodies that pop out! Paired with sales, and coupons CVS is my all time favorite place for the hottest deals in household items, snacks, and beauty!

Not an ExtraCare member? You should sign up today! Plus, you print a valuable coupon for $1 on your next CVS Abound purchase! That makes the Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps only $1.49!! What a steal of a deal!

Chipotle onion dip ingredients  CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayAs promised, here is that 4 ingredient Naturally Gluten Free Creamy Onion Dip recipe:

  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 1 packet of Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix

Chipotle onion dip recipe CVS Abound Gluten Free Baked Rice Crisps & 4 Ingredient Dip #SnackurdayMix everything together, and serve with CVS Gold Emblem Abound Sea Salt Flavored Baked Rice Crisps. Looks great huh? These crisps are also great with peanut butter, cheese, or on their own. Be sure to pick up a bag or two the next time you are at CVS!

Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside

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Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside #EatClean

“Thank you LÄRABAR for sponsoring today’s post and helping me to get outside!”

forest3 Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside The Autumn season here in New England is so beautiful! The leaves are turning beautiful shades of cranberry, red, burnt orange, and yellow. With each wind gust, they are shaken from their branches, and strewn on the ground. Yesterday, I felt like I was in a snow globe but with instead of snow, leaves were whirling around me. Each day I take a 70 minute, 4 miles walk down by the forest and water near my home. It is such a beautiful, and very peaceful time for recharging and soothing my soul.

forest2 Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside I know it is not ideal, but I often walk on an empty stomach and wait until I get home to eat. Yesterday, that was not the case thanks to the folks at LÄRABAR. They sent me an amazing assortment of their delicious Non- GMO, gluten free products to enjoy and share with my family. It was such a pleasure to be able to tuck one of their Carrot Cake bars into my hoodie.

forest1 Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside Besides being delicious, LÄRABAR products are great for your body. They are void of the very same junk food that is making us sick, and unhealthy. there products are amazing because thy not only taste great but are:

  • Made from whole foods-no more than 9 ingredients in each bar
  • No added sulfites, preservatives, fillings or colorings
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher
  • Some contain Fair Trade Certified ingredients
  • Each bar contains 1/4 of fruit or more

Larabar case Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside Flavors include: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Cappuccino, Carrot Cake, Cherry Pie and more! They also have delicious grain-free RENOLA which can be found in flavors like: Cinnamon Nut, Cocoa Coconut, and Berry.

RENOLA Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside Don’t they sounds so good? Well they sure are! I cannot wait to try all the flavors they sent us! They are perfect for our gluten free child, and my husband! Plus, they are such a nourishing snack for hiking and exploring the great outdoors!

Larabar in flower Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside Did you know that November 17th is:” National Take a Hike Day” Seriously, LÄRABAR supports this day and wants YOU to get up and start enjoying and exploring your neck of the woods. There is so much beauty in the world to see, touch, and feel. Just looking at my pictures here makes me want to get up and go to. I truly do love the great outdoors, and the splendor of nature. Now, thanks to LÄRABAR I get to share it with you all too!

Larabar carrot cake  Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside The folks at LÄRABAR have a great money saving coupon and giveaway for you all! Save $.50 on your next LÄRABAR purchase. You can also enter to win a  LÄRABAR prize pack which includes 16 bars and RENOLA products! *see below*

To enter, head over to the LÄRABAR site and tell us in the comments below something you learned or two flavors you would like to try. Please actually visit the site, and do not copy others. You will be disqualified. Giveaway is open to US residents, and will end at 11:59pm est on 11/15/14. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize and will receive their winnings in 6-8 from the company. 

 Enjoy Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors with LÄRABAR #EatClean #GetOutside

Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip #TabsacoHellmans

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Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Chipotle Creamy Onion Dip #TabsacoHellmans

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Chipotle onion dip recipe Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip #TabsacoHellmans Delicious and easy to make dips are my ultimate weakness in the world of food. I really haven’t come across a dip that I haven’t loved to pieces; especially the one I made yesterday! Hello totally awesome and easy 4 ingredient Chipotle Creamy Onion Dip.

I am sure you all have made or at least tried the quick and easy two ingredient french onion dip with sour cream and Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix? Well, this dip is sorta like that but with two amazing additions that make it so tongue tantalizing, and addicting that you will not be able to stop…no joke..just ask me.

I may have even polished off the whole bowl of dip in a day with the help of my kiddos..don’t tell my husband!

Honestly, this dip would be perfect for game time, or hosting company. Seriously, it takes a whole 5 minutes to make, and is relatively cost effective per serving! I bought all the ingredients at Walmart for a great price too, and I still have left over ingredients for even more servings-woohoo! 

Chipotle dip ingredients Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip #TabsacoHellmans

Use either Original Tabasco Pepper Sauce or Chipotle.

Want to try this Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Chipotle Creamy Onion Dip before you buy it? Head on over to Walmart where they will be making this delicious dip live in-store! Pick your favorite dip delivery snack and give it a taste–you will not regret it! I bet you may even head to the aisle where the Tabasco and Hellman’s products are sold-those two items make this dip ahh-mazing!

So, are you ready for the easy peasy 4 Ingredient Chipotle Creamy Onion Dip?

Here is what you will need:

tabasco4 101414 Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip #TabsacoHellmans

  • 2 tablespoons of Tabasco Chipotle or Original Pepper Sauce
  • 1 Cup Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 packet of Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix

chipotle onion dip Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip #TabsacoHellmans This dip is perfect to eat right away, but if you really want the flavors to meld, chill it in the fridge for a little while! It goes perfect with veggies, crackers, pretzels, or chips! I bet it would be awesome on a burger too!

onion dip Totally Awesome and Easy 4 Ingredient Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip #TabsacoHellmans Be sure to see if your local Walmart will be hosting a Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip demo!

Save Energy and Money with the Stylish LivingPlug Outlet

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Save Energy and Money with the Stylish LivingPlug Outlet

Living Plug outlet  Save Energy and Money with the Stylish  LivingPlug Outlet The cost of electricity has gradually risen in my neck of the woods over the past decade. In fact, we recently were informed that our rates would be increasing by up to 40% starting in November! Needless to say, reducing our electricity consumption is high on our priority list. Without spending thousands of dollars on the newest most energy efficient appliances, our strategy is to make small improvements. In the long run, lots of small improvements will eventually add up to savings, and my wallet wont be broken. In my new quest to save energy, one of the cool new products I’ll be employing is LivingPlug.

LivingPlug inlet  Save Energy and Money with the Stylish  LivingPlug Outlet LivingPlug took the initiative to redesign the electrical wall outlet. What they ended up with was more than just a new stylish take on an old essential household item. LivingPlug takes your old electrical outlet, and turns it into a safer, energy saving, and stylish smart outlet. The LivingPlug simply plugs into your existing outlet. It can be secured to the outlet by using the existing screw hole that fastens the current face-plate to the outlet, or you can just simply plug it in. LivingPlug has 3 receptacles, plus a 2.1A High Capacity USB input to charge a huge number of smart devices that use USB charging ports.

LivingPlug Wall Outlet  Save Energy and Money with the Stylish  LivingPlug Outlet Honestly, this was the feature that fueled my desire to own a LivingPlug. There’s a particular outlet in my living room that my wife and I fight over. I charge my iPhone and iPad from this outlet, plus my wife uses it for her laptop (the laptop’s battery is shot). I’m constantly needing to unplug my device cord to make room for her laptop. Now that we have LivingPlug, everything can stay plugged in at the same time.

Another great feature of LivingPlug is its ability to “unplug” devices when not in use, without actually needing to unplug them. LivingPlug has an “unplug” button that kills the power to all devices plugged into it. This eliminates “vampire charges”, which are basically energy leaches – draining unnecessary electricity from the grid simply because an electrical device is plugged in. According to EnergyStar, the average household spends $100 per year to power devices that are off. This is an eyeopening statistic if I’ve ever seen one, and i’m taking the initiative to prevent this in my home with LivingPlug.

Safety is another key feature that the LivingPlug added to my home. We have 3 children under 8 yrs old. Our especially rambunctious and exploratory 2 year old son, likes to try everything at least once. Our current at-reach outlets have child protection covers inside the receptacles, but it’s easy to forget to plug the protective cover back in after using the receptacle. LivingPlug has tamper-resistant receptacles built in to the unit. In fact, the receptacles aren’t even visible with the faceplate on the unit. This not only protects the receptacles from tamper, but it places them “out of site – out of mind” for kids.

Happy halloween plug cover  Save Energy and Money with the Stylish  LivingPlug Outlet Last but not least are the endless styling options for LivingPlug. Faceplates slip on and off with ease, and are fully interchangeable. We received a Halloween themed pumpkin faceplate that has been adding a spooky touch to our living area. The LivingPlug faceplate options are seemingly endless! They have covers for every occasion, style, and you can even customize your own! We are going to be having a blast changing up our outlet!

Overall, this product is a five star item that will save you energy and in turn money! Connect with LivingPlug on social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

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