Milford Valley Chicken Strips & Nuggets: They’re Not Just for Kids

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Since Milford Valley Chicken products recently came to the NW, I have buying my share. They are really delicious and crispy. You can read my full review on them here. And please note, that Milford Valley also has entrees available as well as the nuggets, strips and patties.  In fact, there will be a coupon for the entrees soon on their site. You can look for a new $1 off coupon good on any 10 oz or 30 oz Milford Valley entrée on the website on Monday (April 27, 2015).

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If you are the parent of a child, you likely buy a lot of chicken nuggets. At our house, I usually have what my kids are having, which means that I get to partake of chicken strips and nuggets o’plenty. Most often, our plates of nuggets look like what you see above with some added dipping sauce. While this may satisfy my kids, I can sometimes get nuggeted-out, so I try to get creative in the ways I use them. Some alternatives to eating just plain strips or nuggets that I like are to cut them up and put them in a salad, or quesadilla. Making a wrap sandwich out of them is also great too. What are your favorite alternatives to eating just plain chicken nuggets or strips? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this post. All opinions stated are my own.

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Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash and Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash Review & Giveaway (Ends 5/3) Three Winners

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Dial is excited to announce its entry into personal care for babies’ with Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash developed with pediatric dermatologists for babies’ perfect skin. It gently removes environmental dirt for a head to toe clean. Also introducing Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash developed with pediatric dermatologists that makes hand washing fun for all ages!

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Thanks to Purex Insiders, I was able to give both of these products a try. While my youngest child is now 6, I had no problem having her use the Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash. After all, she is still MY baby. There isn’t really a smell to the hair and body wash, it just leaves her cleans and is very gentle on her hair and skin.

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The Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash was a favorite with all of my kids. I set it up in our bathroom so basically we all end up using it. It makes a very nice foam and also has a nice watermelon fragrance. It’s not overbearing and it doesn’t make me feel like a kid when I use it either. My kids will very intentionally head to that bathroom when I tell them to wash their hands so that they can use the Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash. They really do love it.

Buy it: Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash and Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash are available at a retailer near you.

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Spring is Here. Celebrate with Tinkerbell & the Legend of the Neverbeast

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Spring is here and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with Tinkerbell. Have you heard about the new Disney Tinkerbell & the Legend of the Neverbeast movie that recently came out on Blu-ray & DVD? It was released on March 3rd. If you haven’t yet watched the movie, here is a short overview of the film:

“Return to Pixie Hollow for the heartwarming and humorous adventure “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast”! An ancient myth of a fabled creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature – massive and wondrous with glowing green eyes – is not welcome in Pixie Hollow – and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn, who sees a tender heart beneath his gruff exterior, must convince Tink and her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.”

My daughter and I always love to watch this movie together. Without giving any spoilers, I will say that we are very sensitive movie watchers and there is a scene where we both get a little choked up. For us, getting emotional is a sign of a good movie.

Have some Springtime Fairy Fun! Click the banner below for some printable fairy fun facts. Your Tinkerbell fan will love it.

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Buy it: Tinkerbell & the Legend of the Neverbeast is now available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD & On-Demand.

Disclaimer: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Milford Valley Chicken Comes to the Northwest & Giveaway (2 Winners) Ends 3/29)

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A company that some of you may be familiar with, Milford Valley, is expanding to the Northwest. I was not familiar with these products until recently when I received a nice selection of their Patties, Strips and Nuggets for review.

At our house we go through a lot of chicken products, especially nuggets and strips. I was surprised to see on the box that these should not be cooked in the microwave because these are raw. They should only be cooked in the oven. I think this may have something to do with why they are so tasty. We tried all of these products and each time they came out, golden, crispy and moist. They did not disappoint. I found these to be super convenient for lunches and even week night dinners. We all became BIG fans of the Patties, so I am glad that these will be available locally, so that I can get some more.

If you are in the North West, you can get Milford Valley Patties, Strips and Nuggets at the following stores:

Food 4 Less – N. Calif.
Saar’s — WA
Sherm’s – OR
Shop N’ Kart – OR

Buy it: Milford Valley Chicken products can be purchased at select retailers. Go here to find a location near you. Right now you can get a coupon for $1 off when you buy one (1) 20 or 30 oz. Milford Valley Chicken Patties, Strips or Nuggets products.

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Minecraft Ocelot Premium Zip-up Youth Hoodie Review #ocelothoodie

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I can’t think of anything that’s hotter with the kids right now than Minecraft. It seems to be the running theme in our house over the last couple of years. All of my kids, ages ranging from 12 to 5, all love it completely. Whenever it’s time to buy gifts, whether it’s for a birthday or another holiday, I can guarantee that something having to do with Minecraft will be on their list.

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I love that Jinx has come out with an assortment of Minecraft clothing and toys.  While my kids have a good collection of Minecraft t-shirts, they did not yet have hoodies, so my son was super thrilled when Jinx sent me an Ocelot Premium Zip-up Youth Hoodie for this review. My 8 year old son was the lucky recipient of this item. He is in about a size 10 boys right now and I got him the size Youth XL. It fit just slightly big, but to me, that means he can wear it for longer.

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This is a super soft hoodie made with a mix of 60% Cotton and 40% Polyester Fleece with ultra-soft interior. It features the super cute Ocelot face as well as pixel graphics on the arms and front pockets.

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The zipper pull features the Minecraft Logo which is very sturdy.

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Another fun detail is the creeper located on the bottom band of the sweater.

My son just loves his new hoodie and he wears it to school everyday. He has received many compliments on it from his friends. I think it’s as cute as can be and think I know what my other two kids will be asking for when their birthdays come.

Buy it: You can get your own Minecraft Ocelot Premium Zip-up Youth Hoodie as well as many other Minecraft items from Jinx. Click here to shop.


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Primary Comfort Crib Mattress Protector Giveaway (Ends 3/18) 2 Winners

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My kids are well out of the crib/toddler bed stage now, but I do remember those days like they were yesterday. Especially with my first child.  I remember being on the hunt for the best crib mattress and cutest bedding as well as looking for a nice waterproof mattress pad and all the other fun baby gear a new mom can want for her baby. I remember mattress pad that we ended up with was kind of crinkly sounding it had a way of making noise when the baby moved which in turn would wake the baby. Of course, that is a problem that you can avoid in this day and age as newer, better baby products become available. In fact, to find a great Crib Mattress Protector, you won’t need to look any further than Amazon.

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The Primary Comfort Crib Mattress Pad not only protects baby’s mattress from stains with it’s waterproof backing, but is also hypoallergenic and prevents bacteria, dust mites and mold from breeding in your child’s mattress. The high quality pad will not shrink due to it’s cotton/polyester blend and best of all, there are no crinkling noises with this pad. This will help ensure that your baby sleeps well.

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While this mattress pad is easy to take on and off, it still fits nice and snug, so you don’t have to compromise between comfort and function. The durable, long lasting design will keep baby’s mattress protected from stains and will give you peace of mind with their generous lifetime guarantee.

Buy it: If you are in need of a great mattress pad, or you need a baby shower gift, be sure to check out the Primary Comfort Crib Mattress Protector. For a limited time, you can get 20% off when you shop through this Amazon link. (affiliate)

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Nutri Ninja Duo Blender With Auto IQ Review

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Disclosure: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

When it comes to blenders, there are so many options out there. Maybe you want to make a smoothie for yourself, or maybe you need to make a big batch of something like a soup or salsa. The Nutri Ninja Duo Blender With Auto IQ may be the perfect option for you.

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I received the duo for this review and have loved trying it out. The set comes with everything you see in the picture (72-ounce pitcher, and 18-ounce, 24-ounce and 32-ounce Nutri Ninja Cups with Sip & Seal Lids), including the wonderful Eat to Lose, Eat to Win book. It’s not only a recipe book, but a guide to healthy eating. All parts are detachable, dishwasher safe and BPA free.

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The Nutri Ninja features Auto iQ technology which means that it is pre-programmed with settings with unique blending patterns that deliver smooth consistent results, with no guesswork required. It is also optimized for maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction and pulverizes fibrous vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts to an ultra-smooth consistency. I really love making smoothies, so the first thing I wanted to try was obviously a smoothie using the Nutri Ninja. When I filled this cup as you see above, I kind of overfilled it and I also went in the wrong “stacking order”, if you will, of the fruits. In here I added blueberries, spinach, banana, apples and strawberries. I didn’t add any liquid to it at all. Because the big items were at the top, it took a couple of times blending it until it was smooth. I really should have added the big stuff last, not first. I will admit that the blending process is loud, but that’s because it’s powerful. Unless you plan on using your Ninja in a library, or when everyone is sleeping,  this shouldn’t be a problem.

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Here is what it looked like after two full blend cycles. Pretty smooth. If I had added some milk or juice to it the first try, it would have been smooth the first go-round.

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Here is what my 5 year old thought of it. She was super excited about the cup with the lid and she drank it all. She didn’t even taste the spinach! In fact, all three of my kids and my husband have been drinking these smoothies without complaints since the day I got it. I almost always add spinach or kale to their drinks too. Shhh. Don’t tell them.

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Another recipe I decided to try was a pina colada drink (non-alcoholic) that I got from the Ninja website. I just used coconut milk, pineapple and some ice. Pretty simple.

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It came out like this. I should have added some sugar, but it was still delicious and refreshing.

All in all, I have been finding that I have been using the Ninja daily. In the book that comes with it, there is a recipe for an easy broccoli soup that is amazing! It has become one of our weekly staples. Did I mention I also make smoothies every. single. day? The Ninja has quickly earned it’s place on my counter top. I don’t forsee it being cabinet bound in the near future either.

Buy it: You can buy a Nutri Ninja Duo Blender With Auto IQ at your local retailers. If you’d like to learn more about the Ninja blender, go here.

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Purex PowerShot Review & Giveaway (Ends 3/7) Three Winners

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Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

Is doing the laundry a chore to you? I know it is for me. Between the amount of clothing my family of five goes through and our older washer and dryer, laundry is a MAJOR pain in the neck. It’s never completely done. Day in, day out, there is always a huge pile of laundry to be washed. There is one thing though that has made my life a little easier when it comes to doing laundry and that is the Purex PowerShot detergent. You see, it does the measuring for me.

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That’s right. This super concentrated formula automatically dispenses the right amount of soap just by tipping it over and letting it pour. Use 1 tip for regular loads and 2 flips for large or extra dirty loads. That’s it. There is no waste or mess at all. No dropping the cap full of soap by accident into the washer either. The pouring method did feel a little weird the first time I tried it, but it did stop pouring out when it was supposed to. After you pour, you flip the bottle back up and close the lid, meanwhile, the Power Shot engine refills itself for the next dose.  It’s amazing.

Buy it: Purex PowerShot can be purchased at a retailer near you.

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