As a Mom I like to find products that are creative and keep my kids attention. The Tale of the Tooth Fairy is one of those products that every little one should have. Not only is the fairy that comes in the package adorable but there is also the story of the Tooth Fairy and how she began. Oh and I have to mention the Tooth Loss Record Keeper that is in the book as well!
When picking out The Tale of the Tooth Fairy you can pick either a little boy fairy or a little girl fairy. I received a girl fairy which worked out perfectly since I have little girls. Since my youngest is almost done losing her teeth I gave this special gift to my niece. She absolutely loves it! I give The Tale of the Tooth Fairy five stars for being creative and just awesome! Visit the Tale of the Tooth Fairy website to purchase or to read the story before purchasing, I am sure you will love it! You can also keep up with the Tale of the Tooth Fairy on Facebook. 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.
I am so excited to share with you my experience brining a chicken with Kikkoman Soy Sauce! Now I have to tell you I am a self proclaimed non-cook. I can cook basic things but when it comes to things that are out of my comfort zone I tend to overcook, undercook or just not cook! So being a part of the Smiley360 Blogger Program I was thrilled to push myself to make something out of my comfort zone. I received my Kikkoman Soy Sauce kit which I love even though I had to give up the duck to my daughter Olivia, she loves ducks!
So now that I had my kit I had to go purchase a whole chicken. I found a great little bird and then found a brine recipe I was comfortable trying. Here is my complete recipe:
Easy Kikkoman Soy Sauce Brine Recipe
5-6 Pound Whole Chicken
1½ Gallon of water
3/4 Cup of Kikkoman Soy Sauce
2/3 Cup of Sugar
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons of Honey (this can be omitted)
Seasoning of Your Choice
I put a gallon of water at room temperature in a very large bowl. Then I put half a gallon of hot water in a bowl and mixed in the sugars, salt and honey to dissolve. I then added the Kikkoman Soy Sauce and olive oil into the gallon of water. Add the dissolve ingredients into the large bowl or pan to brine the chicken. Once all the ingredients are together I added garlic salt, pepper, minced onion and paprika. I then put the whole chicken in and let it soak for a few hours. You can let your whole chicken brine for a few hours or overnight, it's up to you.
And this was how the chicken looked after a few hours in the brine.
Before cooking the chicken make sure to rinse the chicken well inside and out. Then if you'd like season the chicken lightly with salt and paprika. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes to an hour. Here is my beautiful Kikkoman Juicy Bird!
I wish it would have browned all around but I was afraid to overcook it. It turned out to be a very, very juicy bird. I am not exaggerating when I say it was so juicy the meat was falling apart. I honestly cannot wait to cook another Kikkoman Juicy Bird!! For more recipes, products and information you can visit the Kikkoman website. You can also follow Kikkoman on Facebook for even more recipes, photos and coupons.
Disclosure: As a Smiley360 Blogger I received the product kit for free, but did not receive an monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% my own.
The Limited had a recent Grand Opening in Fresno, Ca. Since I live in a suburb of Fresno I was asked to participate in the grand opening. Since I did not want to go alone, I brought my daughter Kaylen, she's only 12 but honestly looks 17. We were both in awe of the beautiful clothing and some very gorgeous accessories. If you have never been inside The Limited or you do not have one near you then I encourage you to take a quick peek at The Limited website.
Even though I am a plus size lady and couldn't try on anything, it didn't stop me from enjoying the clothes. I was able to touch and look closely. Every piece of clothing is top quality. I know where I will be shopping as soon as I am able to lose weight! Kaylen loved a great deal of the clothing and tried on some skinny jeans, we didn't purchase anything that night, but plan to go back soon.
During the event we were honored to meet the CEO of The Limited, Linda Heasley, she was so gracious. At first I was nervous, but Linda made Kaylen and I feel comfortable. While talking with Linda and saying that I would love to fit into the clothes, she mentioned that The Limited has a sister store called Eloquii. I was thrilled that Eloquii was for plus size women, but still had the same quality clothing.
Linda was extremely generous and offered to put together an outfit from Eloquii and send it to me. I just recently received the outfit and it is stunning! The outfit above with the handbag (minus the boots) is exactly what Linda sent me! I am in love with The Limited & Eloquii! I was also given a $50 The Limited gift card to giveaway, that's right one of you lucky readers will be able to win The Limited gift card just in time for the holidays. So enter below and Good Luck!!!
I didn't grow up being a girly girl, as a matter of fact when I had my first daughter I went a little crazy being surrounded by all the pink! But now three little girls later I love the color pink but I still consider myself a pretty handy Mom. I love to do arts and crafts and a lot of times I have to use tools for my projects. I end up having to ask my husband where the hammer is or if he knows where the tape measure is? This can be annoying for both of us! Thank goodness for Tomboy Tools!
On a warm October night I was at a local function and it was fate that I met Angel, she is the local Tomboy Tools consultant. I had just been thinking the week before that it would be nice to have my own small tool kit. So when I talked with Angel she handed me a Tomboy Tools hammer and told me to try it out. I have to say I am impressed. My new hammer is not only pink, but weighs only 13 ounces and has a magnetic head. I was able to hammer a nail into wood without having to hold the nail!
Tomboy Tools carries so many tools, there are too many to list. I will tell you that any one of the Tomboy Tools kits is great for any lady! I love my new hammer and hope to purchase a complete set of Tomboy Tools. If you are interested in becoming a Tomboy Tools consultant or would like to purchase any of the tools here is the direct link to Angel's Tomboy Tools website. Also Angel has generously offered to giveaway a Tomboy Tools hammer to one lucky One Mom's Moxie reader, to enter this giveaway just enter using the Rafflecopter below.
With the Holiday season here and so much shopping to be done, it can be difficult to remember who wants what and then there's the chance of getting the wrong item. That's whereGift Birdy steps in to help. Here is a quick video about Gift Birdy.
Using Gift Birdy takes out all the guess work in picking out a gift. All you need to do is ask the person you are buying a gift for to share their Gift Birdy wish list with you. Not only will you be able to see what they want but you can also purchase the items using the direct links to what they have chosen.
Gift Birdy allows anyone to create and share their customized wish lists. I also want to point out that Gift Birdy has made every effort to make sure that the site is completely safe for children. As a Mom myself I would not allow my seven year old to go to the Gift Birdy site unless I knew it was safe. The games are fun for all ages and you can earn feathers to “buy” Bambinos. Here’s another short video to show you how to sign up and what Bambinos are!
Now that you have seen what Gift Birdy is let me also share with you that there are no ads, ever. Also Gift Birdy has a program called Gift Birdy Giveback, this program encourages children to add a small donation to a children’s charity to their gift list. They don't just ask children to do this without doing it themselves! Gift Birdy has pledged a percentage of profits to different non-profit organizations that benefit children.
So what are you waiting for?! Go make your own wish list or help your little one sign up to make their own. I know I am going to have all five of my kids make their lists on Gift Birdy! Disclosure:This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and Gift Birdy. All opinions stated are my own.
The Pay it Forward Crew is back for a Monday night flash giveaway!
4 Hour flash giveaway ends tonight @9pm PST US Only
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Tonight's flash giveaway is for the Brave 3 Discs Collector's Edition Set (blu-ray +DVD) of the Disney movie Brave!
Merida, skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, Merida wants to carve out her own destiny. In defiance of her mother she turns to an eccentric Witch for help and is granted an ill-fated wish. What happens next is a tale of a young girl learning some life lessons, the true meaning of bravery and realizing that what you wished for may not really be what you want after all. A wonderful and exciting family move!
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If you are not familiar with Melissa & Doug children’s products then let me tell you, they only carry quality products. I have been a fan of Melissa & Doug since my oldest daughter was just a toddler. Right now they want to let everyone that is looking for the perfect Holiday gift to check out their Melissa& Doug Terrific Twenty List. They are also hosting the “20 Days of Terrific Twenty” Giveaway on their Melissa & Doug Facebook page. Don’t miss the chance to win a Melissa & Doug one-of-a-kind gift for that special child in your life.
Melissa & Doug have been generous to offer One Mom's Moxie readers the chance to win a My Own Mailbox from the Terrific Twenty Holiday Gifts for 2012. The My Own Mailbox is designed for children ages 4 and up. The Melissa & Doug My Own Mailbox Giveaway is US only and ends 11/17 @ 11:59pm PST. Disclosure: Please note that I only received product in order to post this giveaway. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.
So my birthday was on Monday, November 5th.
I turned the ripe “young” age of 31. I feel much older body wise but I am
trying to think about life more positively. I found myself looking at the
negative things too much and not enjoying the positive things surrounding me.
My health may not be good but I have a beautiful family and I appreciate them
My husband decided to bake my favorite cake, German
Chocolate with Coconut Pecan frosting. Oh so yummy! Here’s the thing a lot of
times the German Chocolate boxed cakes turn out dry, but my husband doesn’t
bake very often and his mistake turned out to be a good one. He used 2 boxes
and put 1 box of mix in each 9” round! I have posted the photo of my cake for
And something cute I just
had to share. The other day I was telling my daughters, Kaylen (12) &
Olivia (9), that I needed to lose weight. I need to become healthy and take
better care of myself. Olivia’s response, “No Mom you don’t because then you
won’t be comfortable anymore.” I didn’t quite understand what she meant so I
asked, “What do you mean?” Then Kaylen said, “You won’t be comfortable to hug
Mom!” Then the conversation was about me
staying “fluffy” as I call it, so that when they cuddle or hug me I am
comfortable!! LOL Kids say the funniest things, but I have to say it made me
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