Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- Bunny Visit

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We had our annual Easter party last weekend. The Easter Bunny stopped by for a visit. Yes, he is a little creepy looking.

Lil' Gadgets Wireless Bluetooth Kid's Heaphones Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Lil’ Gadgets Wireless Bluetooth Kid’s Headphones Giveaway!

 

My daughter doesn't like to wear earbuds when listening to music or playing games on the computer. She says they hurt her ears. I have over the ear headphones, but they are adult sized and don't fit her head without a lot of hassle getting them adjusted properly. I am thrilled to find out about these Lil' Gadgets Wireless Headphones, because not only are they are designed to fit small heads, they are stylish too!

Hosted by: Tyrneathem
Sponsored by: Lil’ Gadgets
Dates: April 15 to 30, 2014


Products for children shouldn’t mean lesser quality or embellished with cartoonishness. At least that’s what Lil’ Gadgets believes. When they couldn’t find products that met their standards for their children, they decided to take matters into their own hands.

LilGadgets are built to be attractive enough for adults yet are durable and fitted for children. These are products that will make your inner child envious.

See Tyrneathem's full review here.

 One lucky entrant will win a pair of Lil’ Gadgets Kid’s Bluetooth Headphones valued at $94.95!
Open to residents of the Continental US only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. If you have won an item from this sponsor (LilGadgets) within the last six (6) months, you are not eligible for a prize. All entries are optional, but completing more entries will increase your chances of winning a prize. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen, so please watch your email! Please read full terms and conditions on the form before entering.

Good Luck!

 

*Disclosure- Theresa's Mixed Nuts was not compensated to help promote this giveaway, and is not responsible for winner selection or prize shipment. If you have any questions about the giveaway, please contact Tonya at tonya@tyrneathem.com


Monday, April 14, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars (Craft)

I can't ever remember reading a young adult book when I was a kid. I pretty much skipped over that whole genre and went straight into adult novels. Harry Potter was actually the first YA books I read, and I was surprised that I liked them. My niece has introduced me to a few more that I love since then, so I guess I am more open to the young adult genre than I thought I would be.

My teen daughter has been obsessed with the book The Fault In Our Stars for the past year.


Around Christmas I decided to look up some quotes from the book for some personalized gifts I was making her. Some seemed a bit weird. "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations." I sat there thinking "What the hell does that even mean? If the book is full of shit like that, it's probably stupid!" But, then I cam across more that resonated with me- "That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt." And "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once." Awe.

I made these The Fault In Our Stars friendship necklaces out of polymer clay for my daughter's stocking at Christmas. She loved them!

The fault in our stars necklace

The fault in our stars necklace


The movie version will be released in theaters soon. Last month my daughter, who thinks she is going to DIE if she misses a day of school, asked if she could go to the midnight showing on opening day, then skip school the next day. I figured if a book was good enough to actually have her make that kind of request, I should give it a shot.

It was a quick read. A little sad, but predictable. Where the vocabulary of teens today is all about "yolo" and "swag", I didn't find a lot of the dialogue between the teenagers believable, but the book is filled with some pretty great and memorable quotes. By the end of the book I did finally get the whole "thoughts/stars/constellations bit. It did read a lot like a Nicholas Sparks novel, but overall, I enjoyed the book. And yes, I will be letting her go to the midnight showing when it comes to the theaters.


Have you read The Fault In Our Stars yet?

Revitalize Your Leather Goods With Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



I am a leather girl. From my furniture, my boots, my handbags, and my car upholstery, I insist on leather. Anyone who likes it as much as I do knows that if properly taken care of, leather can last a really long time. Keeping it looking its best can be a real challenge though. As much as I try to keep all of my leather items looking new, wear and tear happens anyway. I have tried many products to clean and buff those items, but I have found that some products leave them feeling tacky or sticky, or I don’t get the desired result I am after. We have tried many leather cleaners over the years, and I haven’t really been fully pleased with the results from any of them. That is, until I tried Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1.

Leather Cleaner

Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1. is a natural, water based emulsion containing a mix of natural conditioners and gentle cleanser. The oils contained in this product are lighter than traditional oils in other products, so it does not overload your leather goods with oils and conditioners. You can use this product frequently to refresh and cleanse your leathers without worrying about causing them harm. Chamberlain's Leather Milk will feed, strengthen, and beautify your leather goods.

I recently used Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1. on several of my leather goods. The bottle was sent with a free leather conditioner applicator.

Leather Cleaner

I used it first on my handbag, which is starting to look a bit drab after months of use. I was a bit worried at first because some of the red dye from my handbag transferred to the white pad, but once it dried, my bag was looking almost as good as new. The color looked more perky, and the scuffs that were in the bag were really smoothed over!

Leather Cleaner

My leather furniture is still fairly new, so there isn’t many signs of wear on it yet. However, I do have some slobbering dogs, who tend to filthy it up. I like to do a good cleaning of my furniture every few weeks, and Chamberlain's Leather Milk was gentle, yet effective at removing the dried on bits. I also noticed that once dry, my furniture was not sticky like it normally is after a cleaning. The leather felt smooth and clean.

Leather Cleaner
Before Chamberlain's Leather Milk

Leather Cleaner
After cleaning with Chamberlain's Leather Milk.
I have a pair of leather boots that have seen 4 years worth of use. They are looking pretty beat up, so I decided that this would be my last year of wearing them. When I received Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1., I didn’t hold my breath hoping for results on getting them looking nice again. I was pretty sure these boots were done for. I did one boot with the leather milk and left the other alone for a side by side comparison. I was thrilled with how revitalized Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1. made the boot I used it on look after application!

Leather Cleaner
Left boot treated with Chamberlain's Leather Milk. Right boot has not been treated.
Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1. was applied to the boot on the left. The right is how they looked before. You can see that many of the scuffs have buffed right out. The leather that was treated feels amazing now too. It is so soft, it feels like butter! I am sure I will get a few more years worth of use out of my boots now!

I am so pleased with the results I have received from this product. It is by far the best leather conditioner/cleaner that I have ever used! It is also used and recommended by Saddleback Leather Company. An 8 ounce bottle has a MSRP of $24.95, but it is currently selling for $18.95 on Amazon. I was able to clean my handbag, boots, and 3 pieces of furniture and only used about 1/8 of the bottle, so a little really does go a long way. I will definitely continue to use Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Care Liniment No. 1. on all of my leather goods now and in the future! If you would like to learn more, visit Chamberlain's Leather Milk Website.

Get Social With Chamberlain’s Leather Milk!
 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Simplify Laundry Chores With New Purex No Sort For Colors Detergent {Giveaway}

I can’t think of too many chores that I hate more than laundry. It’s dirty, it stinks, and it takes way too long to get it all done. Actually, it’s never really *done* is it? It is so time consuming, and now that my girls are getting a little older, I have been wanting to get them started on helping out with it. I’ve just been so worried about them not separating the clothing properly, then we would end up with a lot of ruined items! Even though I am pretty seasoned in washing clothes myself, I still goof occasionally. Just last week I put a pair of my daughter’s light colored jeans in with a pair of my husband’s dark wash jeans, which resulted in an ugly tie dye affect on the lighter pair. Whoops!

laundry dye color bleeding
 
If I had new Purex No Sort for Colors Laundry Detergent, I could have avoided that little fiasco! 

Purex No Sort For Colors Laundry Detergent
 
New Purex No Sort for Colors laundry detergent is the latest laundry innovation from the Purex brand! Designed to simplify your laundry routine, it features a breakthrough Anti-Color-Transfer Technology which traps loose dyes in the wash to prevent color bleeding accidents in your mixed color loads, which leaves your clothes bright and clean!



Purex No Sort for Colors actually works the same way color absorbing sheets work, only you don’t have to worry about remembering to put those sheets in the wash. When the wash cycle is complete, the dye simply washes away with the water!

The benefits of using Purex No Sort for Colors:

The Anti-Color-Transfer Technology traps loose dyes in the was and does not let them settle into other fabrics.

Reduces color bleeding accidents.

Safe for all fabric types that are labeled as machine washable

Available in Fresh Scent

Purex No Sort for Colors Laundry Detergent


* Packed with Innovation, but not a miracle worker, so follow these words of advice: wash strongly colored fabrics or new pieces of clothing, especially jeans, separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex No Sort for Colors detergent.



In promotion of the new detergent, Purex is offering 1 Grand Prize Winner $1,000 and a year supply of Purex No Sort For Colors Laundry Detergent!


NEW Anti-Color-Transfer Technology™ helps keep dyes from transferring onto other fabrics in the wash. Enter for your chance to WIN $1,000 & a year’s supply of this game-changing NEW detergent, so you can avoid extra laundry loads.

In addition to the grand prize winner, Purex is offering 100 winners a free bottle of Purex No Sort For Colors Laundry Detergent!

The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+, and will run through 4/28/2014. Stop by the Purex Website and enter today!

WIN IT!



One lucky Theresa’s Mixed Nuts reader is going to win 2 coupons for a free bottle of Purex No Sort for Colors. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+.  No P.O. Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 4/26. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is selected. Limit one entry per person/email/household. All entries are verified. Make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Failure to do so will result in your entries removed from the giveaway form.

*Theresa's Mixed Nuts is not responsible for late, damaged, or lost prizes. Unfortunately, it has happened, and while I always do my best to ensure proper prize delivery, it is out of my control once it has been shipped. In the event this should occur, I will do my best to troubleshoot, but if that gets us nowhere, your only recourse it to chalk it up to a loss and move on.




*Disclosure- The Purex Brand provided me with a sample of Purex No Sort for Colors detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own

Old El Paso Frozen Entrees - No Way That's Frozen! #NoWayThatsFrozen #PlatefullCoOp #spon

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Like most moms, most days I have a full schedule. After fitting in all of my kid's activities, then getting my own things done, the last thing I want to hear is "What's for dinner?" I do pride myself on cooking most of our dinners from scratch, but on those days that we are all coming home later in the evening, I simply don't have the time to put a lot of effort into dinner. I like to keep a few freezer meals on hand that I can just heat and serve with little effort on my part. Old El Paso has a fabulous line of Frozen Entrees that are not only convenient, they are delicious too!

Old El Paso Entrees
Available in 8 different flavors of fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, and burritos, these entrees will fill your dinner needs!

I was recently sent some coupons to try some of the entrees for myself. We purchased some chicken enchiladas and a bag of steak fajita mix.


Each dinner is enough to serve 2 people. They are so simple to make. Really, it's just heat and eat! The enchiladas went right into the oven, so there wasn't much to do but wait until they were heated through. There were 6 in a box, and that was more than enough for my husband and I!

The Steak Fajitas has everything you need to make 6 fajitas, except for the tortillas. The bag has a delicious mix of fire roasted red peppers and season onions, green bell peppers, and beef steak strips. I just dumped the contents into a fry pan, and dinner was ready in under 15 minutes!



Served up with some homemade margaritas, this was definitely a meal to get excited about!

fajitas

Old El Paso entrees can be found in most major retailers, and they are located in the freezer section. If you would like to learn more about Old El Paso frozen entrees, or any of their other products, be sure to visit the Old El Paso Website. To stay up to date on new products and offers, be sure to like them on Facebook.

WIN IT!

One lucky Theresa’s Mixed Nuts reader is going to win 2 coupons for a free Old El Paso Frozen Entree. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+.  No P.O. Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 4/26. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is selected. Limit one entry per person/email/household. All entries are verified. Make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Failure to do so will result in your entries removed from the giveaway form.

*Theresa's Mixed Nuts is not responsible for late, damaged, or lost prizes. Unfortunately, it has happened, and while I always do my best to ensure proper prize delivery, it is out of my control once it has been shipped. In the event this should occur, I will do my best to troubleshoot, but if that gets us nowhere, your only recourse it to chalk it up to a loss and move on.

*Disclosure- The information and prize pack have been provided by Old El Paso through Platefull Co-Op. I received the above mentioned products complimentary for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are my own based on my experience with the product and may vary from yours.

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