Friday, April 18, 2014

Giveaway Round Up 4-18: 10 Giveways to Enter & Win!

  Giveaway Round Up 4-18: 10 Giveways to Enter & Win!

The Giveaway round up list is HUGE this week! Including the Animal Planet R/C Web Blasting Tarantula end tonight at MIDNIGHT, and a FLASH giveaway for the new God Bless Our Easter Board Book! $50 Gift Cards, $500 Amazon Giftcard and more giveaways to win! I love this list this week :) Reminder, the date = the last day to enter and win. Most of these have daily entries too, so be sure to get your extra giveaways chances!

Animal Planet R/C Web Blasting Tarantula Toy (4/18)

God Bless Our Easter Board Book (4/19)

Disney On Ice Tampa Tickets (4/19)

Purex No Sort for Colors Laundry Detergent (4/21)

Magic School Bus Math Explosion Game (4/22)

Seattle's Best Coffee Prize Pack - 5 Winners (4/22)

Fisher Nut Exactly + $50 Costco Gift Card (4/23)

Aeromax Toy of Choice (4/23)

Staples $50 Gift Card (4/23)

$500 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway (4/30)

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My Publix Trip 4-18 - My Publix Blunder

My Publix Trip 4-18 - My Publix Blunder

I actually had no intention of posting this trip. It was almost too embarrassing. But a trip isn't real without the "REAL" right? So I made this classic mix up this week. I diligently wrote down my Publix list, got all of my coupons together and was ready to go. My husband even had off, so we were going to dual checkout too!

God Bless Our Easter Board Book Review + Giveaway - HURRY!

We received the new God Bless Our Easter Board Book for free in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. 
God Bless Our Easter Board Book Review + Giveaway - HURRY!

Just in time for Easter, Thomas Nelson is back with another beautiful children's book! This new release is titled God Bless Our Easter and is perfect for tucking into you child's Easter Basket.

This board book is great because my 5 year is just at the age when he can read some of his favorite books to his sister! Perfect for little hands with 20 strong, durable pages, this book has warmed my kids hearts as we prepare for Easter. I can see us reading this book together, long after the season. 

This beautifully illustrated board book features some of your child's favorite animals as they celebrate Easter! Using sweet rhyming, bright pictures, and snuggly animal friends, your child can learn all about Easter blessings, and why we really celebrate the season.

Purchase the new God Bless Our Easter Board Book online for MSRP of $9.99. Recommended for ages 2-5 years old. You can check out the contents of the new God Bless Our Easter Board Book HERE with the online Flipbook. Be sure to follow Thomas Nelson via Facebook, Twitter & YouTube for more great book releases for the whole family! Love these books as much as my family? Check out my other Thomas Nelson Children's Book Reviews

Ready for a giveaway? HURRY, this one ends tomorrow, 4/19! Win the new God Bless Our Easter Board Book for your little one! We are tucking ours into my girl's basket. I think this will make a great gift for your little one! Here's how to enter:

Liberté Yogurt NEW Flavors + New Packaging #TEAMLIBERTE

 Liberté Yogurt NEW Flavors + New Packaging #TEAMLIBERTE

Have you seen Liberte Yogurt in stores yet? They are another great addition to the General Mills family of products. I just found these in Publix the other day, and I am LOVING the new packaging! Liberté Méditerranée Yogurt includes rich and creamy ingredients that your family can trust.

Liberté Méditerranée Yogurt uses only the finest ingredients and nothing more – from whole milk and cream to live, active cultures and bold, real fruit. And as always, Liberté Méditerranée refrains from adding gelatin, sugar substitutes or preservatives. So I know EXACTLY what is in my yogurt!

And just in time for Spring, we have new flavors to celebrate! Introducing the new Liberté Méditerranée Lime and Orange-Mango flavors, now in the new cup packaging! Be on the lookout for these new fruit additions in your local store starting April 1st. While I have endlessly scoured for these in my local Publix, they have not hit the shelves quite yet.

Liberté Méditerranée Yogurt prides themselves on using whole milk to make their yogurt taste great. However, recent studies suggest whole milk may benefit more than just your taste buds. Check out this recent article and let me know your thoughts! Do you think there are health benefits to whole milk?

Right now, you can get your exclusive savings on Liberté Yogurt, so you can check out the new flavors and packaging for yourself! Grab your Liberté Yogurt coupons and stock up on your favorite flavors! Hurry, only available through 4/30!

Let me know if you find the new Orange Mango & Lime Liberté Yogurt Flavors near you! What's your favorite yogurt flavor?

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Liberte Yogurt through Platefull Co-Op. Be sure to follow Saving Said Simply via Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for more family friendly products and more!

Contently Creative Earth Day Crafts Link Up

 Contently Creative Earth Day Crafts Link Up

This week, I'm cohosting an Earth Day Creative Content Link-up with Blogging Mamas! We're sharing some of our FUN as we celebrate Earth Day next week. If you guys missed it, I did a fun take on sand! Make a fun craft with the kids then use the contents to fertilize the Earth....naturally!

Want to be a part of the Earth Day fun? Have a great upcycled post? A fun kids craft? A great Earth Day reminder? Link it up here!

This is a Blog Hop, so be sure to check out what creative contents are out there!

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#DisneynatureBears Movie Review - A Touching Nod to Earth Day

I got see the sneak peek of #DisneynatureBears with my whole family in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own

#DisneynatureBears Movie Review - A Touching Nod to Earth Day

Today (April 18th, 2014)  is the opening of the new DisneyNatureBears movie in theaters. I don't know about you, but knowing the hard work, dedication and storytelling that goes into each one of these Disneynature movies is inspiring.

I mean honestly, would you ever want to be that close to a hungry momma bear? Like ever?

But Disney has a way of getting you right in the action. You can feel their emotions, their struggles and witness their triumphs as you learn and appreciate these creatures. And every time I watch a Disneynature movie, I learn something new and come home with a new appreciation for the beautiful animals on this planet. Oh yes Disney, you do a great job of spreading the Earth Day love.

Movie Synopsis:
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!
 Photo courtesy of  Disney

Disneynature Bears follows the journey of a mother and her two cubs during the first year of their lives. To be honest, I don't think I have had such a deep impression of a Disneynature movie since Chimpanzee. It's so magical to watch Disney blend nature and storytelling together in an epic adventure. I mean, it's not like you can force a bear to "act" just so you can get the perfect shot!

Narrated by the ever talented John C. Reilly, you can tell how much he loved getting into this movie. Different voice overs, a little humor, and a natural story telling voice, I actually really appreciated his candor as the story unfolded. And a story it is.

A story of survival, a mother's love, and the ultimate journey of bears in their natural habitat. And some of those most difficult camera shots, up close, personal, and in your face. Just breathtaking from scenery to action. For those wondering if the movie is just as suspenseful as Chimpanzee, absolutely. But don't worry, the movie certainly has a happy ending.

My son is really into nature and animals, so he was thrilled to be able to watch this movie! He was on the edge of his seat during the intense fights, laughing hysterically at the bears' first trip to the shore, and loved watching the bears catch salmon during the season. There are a few scary, suspenseful moments for those wondering about little ones. The music plays a big role in this. And there is a little "blood" on-screen from the fishing...but nothing like bears getting injured.

I think the biggest thing I can pull away from this movie is how relate-able Bears are to humans. A natural instinct to protect, provide food, comfort, and even playtime. Bears are more like us then you think. And I think that is the intention of this movie. Bears are like us. Why wouldn't we want to protect them? A movie for adults and kids alike, I think you will be absolutely touched by the new Disneynature Bears movie.

Here's a great round up of FREE Disneynature Bears Printables to get your kids excited about the new release!

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Follow along the Bears journey with hashtags #DisneynatureBears and #MeettheCubs

Be sure to check out Disneynature Bears in theaters everywhere starting today!

Disclosure ~ I received a free sneak peek of the new Disneynature Bears movie with my family. While the memories are priceless and free, all opinions are 100% my own. Be sure to follow Saving Said Simply via Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for more fun Disney happenings!

Family Focus Friday - My Lent Challenge Recap

Family Focus Friday - My Lent Challenge Recap

Today is Good Friday. I am always ironically sad on this day. It seems almost cruel to call it Good Friday. And here I am, Day 38 of my Lent 2014 Challenge.

I'd love to tell you all about how I was beyond successful and never yelled at my kids once during this whole process. How I was the pristine model of a parent, an example of Christ's love and I have been changed in my ways forever.

But it isn't life without struggle, hardship and learning. These past 38 days have been definitely eye opening.

I realized that I resort to yelling a lot. Especially when I'm tired, stressed, hungry...

And that's no reason to take that out on my kids. Did I yell at them? Yes, I absolutely did. But for every time I did or thought about it, I was reminded about Jesus' love for me, how I need to be HIS love to them. And ultimately, I connected more.

Connected with my husband, my kids and God.

It's a beautiful thing, really. 40 days really isn't enough. I should be doing this everyday. And it certainly has started with me and my habits. I think about my response to my kids differently now. 

And that's all a part of the process, the change, the metamorphosis in me.

It's Good Friday. A great time to reflect on what was done for me, and what I can do for Him. He did the GOOD for me. Amazing. Maybe I'll see where the next 40 days will take me, the next 40 years...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Perfect Spring Get-Together Tips with Fisher Nut Exactly + Giveaway

I received a free product and gift card from Fisher Nuts in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own

 Perfect Spring Get-Together Tips with Fisher Nut Exactly + Giveaway

Spring is here and it's time to think about trading in those flannel pjs and slippers for shorts and barefeet! Planning a Spring Get-Together is a great way to get into the FUN and playful mood of the season, and I have a few tips for planning the Perfect Spring Get-Together!
  • Get Outdoors! - Spring means warm weather and sunshine! If you can, try to get everyone outdoors to enjoy the beautiful day. Be sure to have plenty of sunscreen and bug spray around, as well as a contingency plan for rain.
  • Think About a Theme - Themes help steer your planning towards one general direction. Thinking about a water playdate? Grab those buckets, wade pools, and sand toys! How about a Garden Party? Think fresh flowers, tea cups, and big floppy hats. With Easter around the corner, we're planning on an Egg Decorating and Egg Hunt day! I love getting ideas from items I have around the home too, like this party. Whatever the Spring theme, be sure it fits YOU and your family!
  • Keep It Simple - I get a little TOO excited sometimes about my parties. Elaborate decor, complicated crafts...and hours of meticulous planning later I find out that people just want to sit around and talk and just enjoy each other's company. Sometimes parties can be as simple as a bucket full of water balloons :)
  • It's Ok to Ask for Help - This is something I am working on. I try to control everything when I plan a party, and don't realize how often people just want to help! Little things like bringing ice, a side dish or paper goods can decrease your stress level so you can focus on FUN!

What's a perfect Spring Party without snacks? Fisher Nuts has just released the perfect Spring snack for your family! Introducing the new Fisher Nut Exactly!

Fisher Nut Exactly is the perfect combination of roasted almonds and whole grain popcorn, rolled into a snack-sized bite that’s dipped in rich 64% cacao realdark chocolate.There's absolutely NO artificial ingredients. So you can munch on Fisher Nut Exactly for a flavorful, sweet & savory snack and not feel guilty! And you know me. I'm a big fan of anything crunchy and covered in chocolate! These snacks are perfect for entertaining. Kids and adults can happily snack, chat and enjoy Spring together!

Beginning April 6th, you can find Fisher Nut Exactly in select Costco Stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee! And at only $6.99 per 15 ounce bag, you can enjoy amazing taste at a great deal!

Head on into Costco on Saturday, April 26th for a taste sampling of new Fisher Nut Exactly. Have you tried it? Let me know what you think of the new Fisher Nuts snack!

How about a giveaway? Thanks to Fisher Nuts, 1 lucky fan will win a bag of the new Fisher Nuts Exactly + a $50 Costco Gift Card to stock up your family for the next Spring Get-Together! How fun! But hurry, this giveaway ends 4/23!!! Here's how to enter:

Staples $50 Giftcard Giveaway

Staples $50 Giftcard Giveaway

Anyone love shopping at Staples? Well I have the perfect Staples giftcard giveaway for you today! It's time to make more happen at home thanks to Staples! Did you know that Staples carries more than just office supplies? They carry a lot of the things that you use day to day at the office, home and even on-the-go!

Head over and check out Tracy's review at Having Fun Saving on how she is keeping her home germ-free this season thanks to Staples!

Now, are you ready to Make More Happen at your home? Well, here's how to enter to WIN a $50 Staples Gift Card! HURRY, this giveaway ends 4/23

Have a FUN Summer Camp Experience at SeaWorld Camps!

Have a FUN Summer Camp Experience at SeaWorld Camps!

Already thinking about summer? I know that I am! And I'm always looking for new and interesting summer camps to get my son into. I couldn't believe when I heard about SeaWorld Camps coming this summer! A one-of-a-kind unique summer camp that allows children to see animals up-close! WOW! I know my son would be thrilled to be a part of this!

SeaWorld Camps™ offer educational, fun and exciting encounters for kids of all ages and include up-close experiences with marine animals that encourage a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment.

Campers are immersed in the wonders of the sea through up-close animal discoveries, exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities and amazing attractions, rides and shows. The opportunities campers receive are unequaled – first-hand experiences with veterinarians, animal trainers and animal care staff. SeaWorld Camps not only allow children to surround themselves with aquatic life and education, but they are also about making friends, having fun, exploring the great outdoors, riding world-class coasters and creating lifelong memories.

SeaWorld Camps offer a learning environment that fosters exploration, inquiry, self-discovery and self-esteem with two offerings: traditional Day Camps and “sleep-away” Resident Camps.

SeaWorld Camps in Orlando include:
  • Day Camps: During their particular week at SeaWorld Camp, participants learn about a variety of animals, including whales, dolphins, penguins and sea lions. Campers will focus on a different animal each day and learn about them through songs, take-home arts and crafts, as well as by talking with our zoological staff. Day Camps are offered for children going into preschool through 8th grade. Lunch, snacks, a camp T-shirt and water bottle are included.
  • Resident “Sleep-away” Camps: Make it a summer to remember for students going into 7-12th grade with a Career Camp. Campers experience what it takes to train and work with marine animals and have the opportunity to touch a penguin, snorkel in a shark cage, work with the animal care staff and create an enriching environment for our animals. Plus, participants have the opportunity to spend a day at Discovery Cove® swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with tropical fish and rays and feeding exotic birds in a free-flight aviary. Resident Camp fees include all camp activities, lodging onsite at SeaWorld® and at our partner hotel for five nights, plus all meals and snacks. Supervision and guidance is provided 24 hours a day for the entire duration. Many campers fly in from around the country, and our dedicated camp staff picks them up at Orlando International Airport and brings them to SeaWorld to start their camp experience.
For nearly 25 years, SeaWorld has provided safe, fun and educational camp experiences for kids of all ages—in the not-so-traditional setting of a world-class theme park. In the last 10 years, more than 250,000 youth have attended a SeaWorld and Busch Gardens® Camp. For more information, visit, or call 1-800-406-2244.

About SeaWorld Camps:

SeaWorld Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), a nationally recognized association focused on health, safety and program quality. ACA assists the public to choose camps and works to preserve, promote and improve the camp experience.

A study by the American Camp Association (ACA) revealed that over 90 percent of campers felt their summer camp experience made them feel good about themselves and helped them make new friends. 70 percent of parents said that summer camp improved their child’s self-confidence.

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