111 4×6 prints for $1.11 from Snapfish!!

Its birthday time for Snapfish and to celebrate, they’re giving US 111 4×6 prints for $1.11!!  Thanks, Snapfish!!

Enter code 11PRINTS at checkout by Thursday, April 7 to save.   Check out the other birthday offers. This does only apply to mail orders, no store pickups allowed.

Be sure to go thru Ebates first toget 6.5%cashback from your Snapfish purchases!!

A note of thanks to Facebook fan Melissa I who also gave me a head’s up as I was seeing the email this morning!! I love my readers!! You are all awesome!!

Itti Bitti Cloth Diapers Giveaway ends 4/20

There’s a new cloth diaper company that’s just come stateside – the colors are bright, the fabric is snuggly minkee, the absorbancy is great…and, the names of the diapers are adorable.  itti bitti came to the US in early March of 2011 and I’d expect they’ll be here a while.  itti bitti started in 2005 in Australia and are now sold in 25 countries!

We received a bright purple wetbag, a bitti d’lish snap-in-one in medium and a bitti tutto in bright pink.

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Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats™ Recipe – Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®

I will preface this by saying I’m getting my crafty mojo back, after a someone long hiatus.  My kids are loving it.  When my husband saw me looking at the link for this recipe, he declared that his beloved marketing victim was back in action!!  (We saw these on a commercial this How To Get Ex Back weekend and I knew we had to try them). 

Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats™ Recipe – Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®.

1. Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Add Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
4. Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of Rice Krispies® mixture into both halves of each plastic egg. Use fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper. Cool slightly.
5. Place about 6 M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completely.
6. Decorate with frosting and additional M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies (if desired). Best if served the same day. Serving size is 1 egg.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Follow step 1 above. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 3 through 6 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

Now, I looked at the reviews on this site and poked around google.  Most all of the reviews/comments said this takes far longer than the 40 minutes.  If you cook with kids you already know this will take longer- I just want to be sure we are all on the same page that this will take longer. 

MY Tips:

Pack the krispies into the eggs.  The tighter they are packed the better they will hold together.   Maybe let the kids start and finish it up if they are little like mine (5 and under).

Somewhere along the way I saw a suggestion to put both halves of the egg together while they set so they keep their shape.  We tried this but then I didn’t want to break them open again to add the M&Ms (and really, what good is a surprise Easter egg with no surprise inside??) so I just used a little bit of frosting to glue the edges. 

We may make these again and put people’s first initial on them for place cards for Easter dinner! 

Happy Food Crafting!!

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Kid Friendly Gardening

Spring is almost here! So, I thought it would be a great time to start planting a garden! Unfortunately it’s not always easy to get the kids involved on such a large project. So, I’ve got the perfect solution for both!
If you’re like me, you love to use Organic products without paying the steep price. My kids absolutely love yogurt and we can usually get it for Free at the grocery store after using coupons! So we have a ton of these little yogurt cups. I was trying to think of what I could use them for instead of throwing them away. Then the other day we got the Danonino Yogurt that had the awesome idea of planting seeds in them! They even come with a little pack of seeds! Even if you don’t have this specific yogurt you can still to this project!

– Clean, empty yogurt cups
– Potting soil
– Seeds ( I would recommend herbs or something that will grow well inside)
– Water
– Kids that don’t mind getting their hands a little dirty!

– Fill the container ¾ of the way full with soil
– Place the seed on top and then smooth over with more soil just until you can’t see the seed
– Pour a little water in
– Wait for it to grow!

This is super cheap and easy! Kids love being able to get involved and get their hands a little dirty. Plus, they actually get to watch it grow. Then when it’s ready you get to have fresh organic herbs to use in your favorite dishes! My kids are so excited about theirs!

Thanks, Triad Super Savers!

DealPop USA & Fashion Playtes (Discount code and Giveaway) ends 4/19

DealPop USAhas a fun deal on Fashion Playtes that will kick off on Monday, April 4 and last until April 11. My readers  will save  15% off with the following code–FASHIONPLAYTES15—which expires on 4/11 -this means you pay $15 for $30 LESS 15% (on Fashion Playtes site you can only use a coupon OR the certificate, but not both)

Here are Fashion Playtes deal details: 15 for $30 worth of personalized online fashion!

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Fundex Games Review & Snoopy Sno Cone Maker Giveaway (3 winners!) ends 4/15

We play a lot of games, especially lately, with spring  upon us, melting snow, and MUD season.  Kind of hard to do a lot outside when you live where we do- the water table is very high and the ground is just sopping wet.  Its kind of like stepping onto a sponge.

Fundex Games offers a big variety of good, quality, fun family activities.  From the Snoopy Sno Cone Machine to puzzles with moveable parts, you are likely to find something to make just about anyone in your house happy!

Pinkalicious Cupcake Party Game: The Pinkalicious series has hit America by storm and having games to build on the pink-apalooza only makes it more fun. 

Players work together to collect cupcakes and fill the tray by performing activities from 4 different categories; charades, dancing, drawing, and rhyming. Players roll the die and draw a card from the corresponding category pile, then perform the challenge shown on their card. When the cupcake tray is full, it’s time for a party! Includescupcake tray game board, 8 cupcake game pieces, 1 drawing pad, 1 die, and 100 challenge cards.

We liked this game.  Definitely helpful if you have a child who can read a bit- otherwise you need a lot of adult involvement.  We’re big Pinkalicious fans so we were really excited to check this out.  Lots of drama, art and movement in this game, plus the pinkness is oh so very cute!!

John Deere Dominoes: Any little John Deere lover will think this version of dominoes is tons of fun!

Kids can play along with the bright, colorful images of Johnny Tractor and his friends to help develop their matching, recognition and organizational skills.

My three year old is rockin’ the dominoes since we got this game.  Super sturdy cardboard, familiar Johnny Tractor, Eddie Excavator, and other John Deere friends help the littlest tractor lovers to learn a classic game.  Nice big pieces that are very durable and easy to hold.  One thing I LOVE about this game is the directions are on the same sturdy cardboard!!  Nice attention to detail.

Snoopy Sno Cone Machine: This is such a simple machine and offers so much fun when you have a hot day, or even a cold day with a sore throat!  I wanted one of these so badly as a kid and at 36 years of age, I finally have one.  You know, for the kids!)

For nearly 30 years, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine has symbolized summer fun. First introduced in 1979, this nostalgic toy lets children create treats to help them beat the heat. Just place an ice cube in the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and watch it transform into a delicious dessert with a few turns of the handle. Kids can even flavor their creations with the included Flavor-Aid or with their favorite juice or soda.

We have used the Sno Cone machine a few times already- when the kiddos were sick it was a huge help- something new and fun to do, plus a soothing treat on very sore throats.  So simple, so cute, and SO much delicious fun! I can’t wait to use it more as the weather gets warmer.  Easy to clean, not a ton of pieces to keep track of or assemble after you clean, and you can buy flavored packets if you want or just use juice you have at home.  We have 2 very large blueberry bushes in our yard and always end up with too many blueberries that we don’t have room to freeze so I think we’ll be making some simple syrup with pureed blueberries for sno cones this summer!!

Great American Puzzle Factory is a sister company to Fundex and offer a big variety of puzzles for all ages and skill levels.  They sent us the Make ‘Em Move Assortment-Boy set, each of which comes in its own storage box and has moving parts to play with once the puzzle is put together.  Each of the puzzles has 24 pieces, are made of a really thick, sturdy cardboard and the moveable parts are fastened atop the puzzle with grommets.  Perfectly sized and constructed for little hands to manipulate!

Buy It: Find a retailer to purchase Fundex Games right on their site.  Amazon, Borders & Barnes and Noble are all listed as links.

THREE of my readers will win a Snoopy Sno Cone Maker!!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Fundex Games and tell me another game not mentioned here that you’d like to check out.

Extra Entries:

Visit Great American Puzzle Factory and tell me another puzzle you’d like to try

Like Fundex Games on Facebook

Follow me via GFC, Facebook, Twitter, RSS or Email Subscription (+1 entry each)

Share this giveaway on any social networking site: “#win a @FundexGames Snoopy Sno Cone Machine from @mamatomjr http://wp.me/p1qA6G-OS” (can be done 2x/day at least 1 hour apart)

This giveaway will end on April 15, 2011 at midnight, EST.  Winners to be chosen using “And the Winner is” and will have 48 hours to respond to initial contact.  US only.

I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed within are my own.

Ask an Accountant

As we all know, it’s that dreaded time of the year-Tax time! In honor of tax season, I have a new series called “Ask An Accountant”. Send in your tax questions each week to momondeals@yahoo.com and I will post the question and give an answer from an experienced accountant.
How I want to handle my rollover..In 2010 I rolled over all the money from my IRA (which started out as a 401K )to a Roth IRA. Do I want to split the taxable amount between 2011 & 2012 or do I want put in the whole taxable amount this year & take the tax hit all this year?
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Restaurant Coupon Roundup

Going out to eat this weekend? Make sure to take these restaurant coupons so you can dine out for less:
Regal Cinema: $1″ rel=nofollow target=_blank>http://www.facebook.com/RegalEntertainmentGroup?sk=app_10467688569″>$1 Small Popcorn & $1 Small Drink on Facebook, expires 04/03
Boston Market: $1″ rel=nofollow target=_blank>http://www.bostonmarket.com/ourFood?page=specials&promoCode=34908″>$1 off entree salad, expires 04/05
Quiznos: 2 meals for $9.99, expires 04/07

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