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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza! {RECIPE}

Not only is the Fourth of July America's birthday, there is another birthday of equal importance in my family: My Mom's!  Now that we are living closer to her again, I wanted to make a special treat for her.  She's dieting, so I didn't want to go all out on a chocolate cake with mounds of frosting, so I was actually inspired by a dessert that my mom used to make when we were younger.  She'd make a huge chocolate chip cookie in the shape of a pizza and add dessert sauces and walnuts.  I decided to try my own spin with a Sugar Cookie Pizza, Cream Cheese Frosting "Sauce" and Strawberries and Blueberries for the toppings.

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

1 pkg Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Butter

1. Preheat your oven to 350.  Roll out cookie dough onto pan or stone. It's easiest to use your hands. Make sure to leave room at the edges, as it will grow when cooking.  Bake cookie for about 13 minutes.  Don't overbake, cookie should not brown.

2. Whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar and butter.  Make sure to cool cookie completely before frosting.

3. Slice strawberries and decorate with both strawberries and blueberries.  Feel free to add other fruit, I just went for the American look.

I hope you enjoy and have a great Fourth of July!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pirate's Booty Cheesiest Joke Contest (+GIVEAWAY!)

My kids love mac and cheese.  (Who doesn't?)  They also love pirates.  For my son's 2nd birthday, we had a whole pirate party, complete with buried treasure!  So, I jumped on the opportunity to try out a new brand of macaroni and cheese: Pirate's Booty!  Pirate's Booty is made with 100% organic pasta, real cheese and it tastes delicious!  It's quick and easy to make and is a hit with both kids and adults.

The box comes with games and puzzles to pass the time while dinner is cooking.  After dinner, we sat around and told jokes because Pirate's Booty is currently having a Cheesiest Joke contest.  Funniest joke wins a family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells (includes round trip airfare, hotel and amusement park entry)!  Do you have a good cheesy joke to share with the world?  Pirate's Booty wants to hear it!  Here's our submission!

Pirate's Booty makes a great dinner and made for a great family evening.  The little ones ate well and had a blast running around in their pirate aprons!
One lucky reader will win $50 in Pirate's Booty coupons!  To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter and Good Luck!  This giveaway is open to the US only and ends July 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Don't forget to enter the Pirate's Booty Cheesiest Joke contest!

What's your cheesiest joke?

***I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Pirate's Booty.  I received Pirate's Booty products to help facilitate this review.  One winner per household, email address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize.  My Work At Home World is not responsible for product fulfillment.  All opinions are my own.***

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Baby Lovin' Giveaway!

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⚛ Welcome to the Baby Lovin Giveaway Event ⚛

Hosted by: My Frugal Savings & Grandma's Wish Co-Hosts: Mama Pure, To Be Thode, Falling PerfectMy Work At Home World, and Not My Circus Not My Monkeys

My Work At Home World has teamed up with My Frugal Savings, Grandma's Wish and many other extremely awesome bloggers to bring you this ​awesome Baby Lovin' Giveaway event!

A Very Special Thanks to our Wonderful Sponsors: Naturepedic Organic Mattress ($329) My Levana Baby Video & Recording Monitor ($189) Okie Dog Diaper Bag ($85) Minky Couture Soft Minky Blankets ($70) Baby’s Journey Changing Pad Station ($70) Daddy N Company New Daddy TShirt, Bonding Book, I'm the Daddy Sun Glasses and THE BABY BONDING BOOK FOR DADS ($50) Earth Mama Angel Baby Calming Lavender Shampoo Bundle 3 Pieces ($44) Baby BeeHaven Stroller Organizer ($40) BalBoa Baby Paris/Monaco Car Seat Canopy ($30) Anna Naturals Mom to Be Gift Basket ($50) Kinder Glo BPA Free Portable Night Light ($25) Think Baby 4 Bottle Start up Set ($20) Tommee Tippee Diaper Pail 360 Sealer ($50) Three Lollies Preggie Pops ($12) Miny Moe Diaper and Nursing Pad Sampler ($25) Viva Editons Books Help My Infant Came without Instructions, Moms the Word and Everything I know, I learned from my 6 month old ($46) Be Fit Mom Book and DVD set to get back into shape after having your baby ($40) Eepples MilkCharm ($15)

Now on to the Giveaway! 4 lucky winners will split $1170 in prizes!!

Package #1 includes the Baby Video Recording Monitor, Baby BeeHaven Stroller Organizer, Be Fit Mom Book and DVD set,and Okie Dog Diaper Bag. A value of $360!

Package #2 includes the Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress value of $329!

Package #3 includes Preggie Pops, Anna Naturals Mom to Be Gift Basket, Help My Infant Came without Instructions, Moms the Word and Everything I know, I learned from my 6 month old Books, Miny Moe Diaper and Nursing Pad Sampler, Tommee Tippee Diaper Pail 360 Sealer, Think Baby 4 Bottle Start up Set, Milk Charm and Daddy Scrubs Daddy Gift Package! Value of $267!

Package #4 includes Minky Culture Soft Minky Blanket, Baby’s Journey Changing Pad Station,Kinder Glo BPA Free Portable Night Light, BalBoa Baby Paris/Monaco Car Seat Canopy and Earth Mama Angel Baby Calming Lavender Shampoo Bundle 3 Pieces! Value of $239!

✰ Good Luck! ✰

Want to learn more about the prizes above? Read the full reviews on each product below!

Due to illnesses in my family the past 2 weeks, I am still posting reviews, so please check back periodically for other baby product reviews
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My Work At Home World, My Frugal Savings,  and all other participating blogs are not responsible for shipment of the prize. If it has been more than 4 weeks and you still have not received your prize , please contact My Frugal Savings so they can follow up. Thank You.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Finding Home: Our Journey

Our family's journey has been an interesting one the past few years.  My boyfriend and I met each other, about ten years ago, in Reno, NV.  He left for the military, I bounced around, Las Vegas to California.  We both ended up back in Reno and started dating.  We ran into each other unexpectedly, started travelling together and have been together since day one.  Our son, JW, was a quick and unplanned blessing.  Our little family was growing faster than our one bedroom duplex could hold, so when my parents offered us the opportunity to move to Chicago to take care of my grandma's old house, we packed our belongings in a 5 foot by 5 foot box and hopped on a plane.

Chicago was always meant to be a transition phase.  My grandma had passed when I was pregnant with JW from an ongoing battle with cancer and had been sort of a hoarder.  Although, if you asked her, it was all going to be worth something one day.  Our plan was to clear out that house, pack up memories and then move to Kansas to be closer to my parents.  It sounds much quicker than it actually happened.  Bella was born in Chicago and that slowed things down a little bit.  So did my boyfriend's rotator cuff surgery and the following physical therapy and recovery.  After almost two years of living in Chicago, my grandma's house sold and we moved into my parents' basement in small town Kansas.

We had an offer put in on a house in the same town as my parents and around the same time we moved, the offer fell through.  My parents' basement was also supposed to be a quick transition, that turned into about a two month adventure.  We FINALLY found an awesome house, moved in just over a week ago and have been unpacking and getting settled in our home!  It's the first time, since JW was born, that we are in a home that we know we are staying in.  It has been a long time coming and I am ridiculously excited about the whole situation.

During the adventure in my parent's basement, I've also had gallbladder surgery.  It's been a crazy, busy couple months and I'm finally getting settled, healed and back together.  Today, I even set up my desk area and am getting things organized.  Keep an eye out for me playing catch up on product reviews, including an adorable personalized children's book and a NEW way to get rid of wrinkles, and start bringing you some DIY posts, recipes and more about working from home!  Make sure to check out my Wordless Wednesday 6-4-14 to see all the new pictures from the new home!

Wordless Wednesday 6-4-14

Our new home!! Make sure to read about Our Journey Home!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Baby Needs Giveaway! ($1250+ in Prizes!)

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New Baby Needs Event Is HERE!! We Are Excited To Be Celebrating These New Additions!!

Joy Of Momma Joyner and This Mama's Life have just added new babies to their families! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that a New Baby Needs! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $1250! The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:


Halo – SleepSack – $29
Pish Posh Baby – Baby Jogger Vue Stroller – $199
Undercover Mama – Nursing Tank Top – $35
Making Mama’s Milk Cookies – 1 Month Supply Of Cookies – $48
Tiny Love – NEW Tummy Time Fun: Under The Sea – $30
Applecheeks – Applecheeks Bundle – $30
Tommee Tippee – Colorful Bottle 3-pack – $24
Little Toader - Teether - $10
Baby Shusher - Baby Shusher - $35
Buncha Farmers - stain remover, 3 varieties of our hand made manuka honey soaps, hand sanitizer, body and facial skin cream - $39
Buttons Diapers - 3 Diaper Covers and 3 Daytime Inserts - $43
Baby Box Company - Baby Box - $150
Clever Relish - Wipes Case Cover - $15
Levana - Oma+ Powered by Snuza - $99
Bobee - Diaper and Wipes Dispenser - $40
Hairbow Company - Outfit - $20
Aden + Anais - Dream Blanket - $50
Mixie Baby - Mixie Bottle - $20
PediPed - 1 Pair of Originals - $35
MAM - Cooler Teether and Oral Care Rabbit - $12
BabyBjörn - Bouncer Balance Soft - $199
Chewbeads - Jane Necklace - $30
Ciinolin - Swaddles and Baby Steps Cards - $55
GlowBug Cloth Diapers - Diaper and Insert - $13
PRK Products - Baby Food Organizer - $25

So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are! The New Baby Needs Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Sunday, June 1, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Sunday, June 22, 2014. Best Of Luck!

Disclaimer: Joy Of Momma Joyner, This Mama's Life, and all the participating blogs are not responsible for the fulfillment of the prizes. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that may result from the use of any of these products.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sign Ups Open! Bloggers Wanted!

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Don’t Buy It, Rent It Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card + Five $100 Visa Gift Card Winners

Event dates: 8/1 – 8/31

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents.

***Make sure to mention that MY WORK AT HOME WORLD referred you! Thanks!***

Sign Ups Open! Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide Giveaway *Blogger Event*

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It’s Water Slide Time Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8

Grand Prize: Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide

Event dates: 6/16 - 6/30

Giveaway is open to US Residents.


**Make sure to mention MY WORK AT HOME WORLD referred you! Thanks!**

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ItWorks! Interview & GIVEAWAY!

I wanted to do something a little different and showcase a wonderful work from home opportunity by interviewing a current representative.  Luckily, I have a former schoolmate, Amy, who is an AMAZING ItWorks representative and she knows all about how to succeed with this company!  Check out her interview, learn all about how to get signed up and then enter the giveaway to try out that crazy wrap thing for yourself!

1. Why did you decide to work from home?
I wanted to watch my daughter grow and love on her as much as I could! I'm a former Veterinary Technician and knew the long hours and little pay would not allow me to do that. My husband and I decided after I had my daughter that I would stay at home and he would work. The idea was fabulous, but living on one salary wasn't working. We were drowning in debt, bills and we both were miserable. I barely got out of the house because we were a one car family. I would sometimes just cry at night after my husband left for work.
June of 2012 was a changing point in our lives. I went to a Wrap Party after seeing my friend's before and after pictures. I basically begged for $30 to try it! $30 was hard to come by for us but I just wanted to get out of the house! Tried the wrap, LOVED the results and heard about how my friend's sponsor was making an outrageous amount of money every month. Came home, showed my husband, sold him on the business side and that was it! We put the $99 start up cost on a credit card (that is now paid off!) and I've never looked back. That $99 that gave me 4 wraps to sell and my Business Builder kit has completely changed our lives. I know it sounds crazy! I was such a skeptic! But this is real! I get to be with my little girl everyday, teach her that she can do anything she wants to do and love on her all while financially helping our family.