Showing posts from February, 2014

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza! Yum!!

What mom doesn't love serving her family a fresh, hand-made dinner, straight from the oven? It's that desire to feed our families high-quality meals when we're short on time that makes us huge fans of Papa Murphy's! That's why we're so excited to try Papa Murphy's newest menu addition, Fresh Pan Pizza.
Papa Murphy's Fresh Pan Pizza features a thick, buttery crust from scratch-made dough and high quality, freshly-prepared ingredients that Papa Murphy's is famous for. Thanks to the magic combination of this dough and your home oven, the crust crisps perfectly in a take 'n' bake pan, leaving the outside golden brown and the inside light and airy. Is your mouth watering yet? If so, solve the dinnertime dilemma and make a trip to your local Papa Murphy's to customize your own Fresh Pan Pizza. Just 15 minutes and a 425 degree oven later and dinner is piping hot and ready to serve!

Jillian Michaels is coming to Omaha and GIVEAWAY!!!!!


*PLEASE READ ABOUT THE JILLIAN SHOW NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ...HOWEVER THE GIVEAWAY IS EXCLUSIVE TO OMAHA, SORRY!* If you didn't get the chance to read my post in January about Jillian Michaels (@JillianLiveTour) coming to Omaha, you can do so HERE.  This post will be a little repetitive....however, THIS post has the giveaway in it!  WOOT WOOT!!! First....THE FACTS.....
Jillian Michaels will be at the Holland Performing Arts Center (@OPerformingArts) for her Maximize Your Life Tour (#MaximizeYourLife)!

1200 Douglas St., Omaha, on March 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online  The show is roughly 90 minutes and will include a Q&A with the audience.  The show has some adult language, so it is preferred that the audience remain 18 and older.
The tour is sponsored by Curves!  Have you ever been to a Curves?  I was a member for about a year.  I quit when nothing was happening.  Not for lack of trying and n…

Disney Side Home Celebration! AND GIVEAWAY!!

Show Your Disney Side! Recently I had the opportunity to host a Disney Side Home Celebration!  We had so much fun!  Disney really went above and beyond to make this a great party for all who were involved!
Look at all that I received in my Celebration Kit! American Tourister Luggage Disney napkins, cups, balloons, plates, tablecloth and banner Disney tattoos and stickers Disney bingo, trivia and face painting kits HP Photo card packs Disney Vacation planning DVD's Disney cookie cutters and cupcake wrappers Craisins Dried Cranberries and coupons The Chew recipe cards Hanes t-shirts and decorating kit and MORE! These were AWESOME props for my Disney Celebration!  I was also sent great ideas to make the celebration that much more fun!  You can find special ways to make your party fun too by going to!  You can also follow on twitter @disneyparks!  #disneyside

We started the party with lots of goodies!  What is a good party after all, without lots of goodies!!
The mom… cool!

You HAVE to check out this jukebox!  It is SO cool!

Its Yours Pottery and Specialty Vendors!

Shop Until You Drop REMINDER  Join us for an afternoon, featuring some  of your local specialty vendors! We love to paint pottery and be creative at
but for an afternoon...lets do a little something

Join us for a couple of hours of social shopping
and friendship!  Love the products home parties
offer...but just don't have the time to attend?
Well, here's an opportunity to one stop shop! 
DATE:  FEBRUARY 23, 2014
TIME:   3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Yummy comfort snacks and beverages on us!

RSVP's appreciated...but not necessary.  402-330-3470

Spank! Harder the Musical!

Theatrical Satirical Show Is Sequel to SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY

Omaha Performing Arts presents SPANK! HARDER THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theater on June 6 and 7, 2014. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35 and will be available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Ticketholders are advised to arrive early for special show-themed cocktails, and stay afterward for photos with the cast.
SPANK! HARDER is the naughty sequel to the satirical show, SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY, which was at the Orpheum Theater in the summer of 2013. SPANK! HARDER picks up where SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY left off, with all the hilarious characters from the original returning, including sassy “author,” E.B. Janet, and the handsome man in the gray tie, Hugh Hanson.

NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash Review and GIVEAWAY!

EXPERIENCE A BOOST OF SOFT SKIIN WITH NEW DIAL VITAMIN BOOST BODY WASH!!  New Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins   The advanced formula, with a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, helps draw vitamins and moisture directly to your skin.

DIAL HEALTHIER SKIN.  HEALTHIER YOU. Vitamin Fact:  Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep skin hydrated. MY TAKE: I found this product to be really nice.  I don't typically use Dial.  I don't know particular reason, it just wasn't my preferred brand.  I was given a bottle of the Amazing B Dial to try and give my honest opinion (I was not compensated).  My honest opinion is FABULOUS!  I really did love it.  It is very smooth as it goes is not sticky and gooey like some I've tried.  It is very fresh smelling and it really makes my skin feel fresh too!  I am excited to try the Super C one!  As I age, I am more and more concerned about the health of my whole…

Monster Jam - in Lincoln, NE - April 11-12!

MONSTER JAM Brought to you by Casey's General Stores Back to NEBRASKA! LINCOLN this time!

Date:  April 11-12, 2014
Venue:  Pinnacle Bank Arena
Main Event:  7:30pm Friday, 2 and 7:30pm Saturday
Doors Open:  1pm, 6:30pm
Tickets:  Gold Circle - $30 Advance
              Value Adult Seats - $20 Advance
              Value Kids Seats - $5 Advance
              All Seats are $2 MORE Day of Show!
WELCOME to MONSTER JAM, an incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels:  Monster Jam Monster Trucks!  These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over and smash through.  Monster Jam provides massive entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
Tickets are available at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Box Office, online at or cha…

Color Me Rad GROUPON!!!!

If you didn't see my Color Me Rad blog post and enter the GIVEAWAY HERE....make sure you go do it!!!  But...if you don't want to enter the giveaway, or don't want to take the chance of not winning, follow the link below for a groupon that will give you half price registrations!!!

Hidden Falls Review PLUS Free Episode...HURRY!!!

Hidden Falls – An Exciting New 13-Part Serial Novel from Shiloh Run Studios

What Amazon has to say about it:
Thirty years of small-town secrets—now the key to the mystery is gone.  The small town of Hidden Falls is abuzz. Former students, friends, and loved ones are prepping for tonight's big event to honor Ted Quinn's many years of compassionate service.  Quinn is reluctant about a night in the spotlight--but is tenderly prodded by Sylvia, mayor of Hidden Falls and Quinn's dearest friend and confidante.

Ethan and Nicole won't let the shadows of their pasts stop them from returning to Hidden Falls--but only for Quinn--no matter how much it hurts.  Liam, a former student, and Jack, a town newcomer, are both hoping the night works toward their own gain--or, if they'll admit it, their chance for redemption.  Like Quinn, Dani and Lauren are mainstays in Hidden Falls. They keep close to home--and have secrets to keep close, too.

Now it's time. The guests are seated, int…

Harlem Globetrotters are back!! Save on Tickets!

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town and we have $7 Off Tickets for you!  
For dates, times and venues click on the link below.
 Save $7 per ticket - USE PROMO CODE: USFAMILY

Soda Stream NEW Flavors Review and Recipe

Soda Stream
Have you tried the Soda Stream yet?  Did you read my last Soda Stream blog post?  If not, you can do that HERE.  You can also see if Soda Stream is healthier for you HERE.
If you've tried Soda Stream....what do you think?  I have to honestly say, I LOVE IT!  First of is cheaper.  Of course your initial cost is more....but in the long run it is cheaper and better for the environment (no cans or bottles to throw out).  In many cases it is healthier for you as well.  And it tastes like the "real deal".  I am very picky about my soda are my children....but so far, everyone loves their favorite flavors just like the "real deal"!  So, I was given this 12 pack of samples to try out and to try a new recipe.  This 12 pack sample box had Kool Aid flavors in it, Country Time flavors, and Crystal Light flavors.
 The recipe they sent me was for Sparkling Winter Punch.  VERY GOOD!
You need:
*1 liter SodaStream Kool-Aid Cherry Soda
*1 liter …

Help Spread the Word about #CalorieCutback

HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT #CalorieCutback  Here is some info...along with Facebook
and Twitter posts that you use to help us
spread the word!!  Let's get it out there!!!
Some of the biggest brands in our 
kitchens contributed to cutting 6.4 trillion 
calories per year from the marketplace. 
Now it’s our turn to make the effort for 
ourselves and our families. In the fight against obesity, partners of the 
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
helped reduce individual calorie consumption 
by 78/day. I’m doing my part by encouraging 
my kids to eat the rainbow this week. 
What can you do? Every day we take in an average of 100 
calories more than we need. Let’s trim that 
number and help the next generation halt 
the rise of obesity with Together Counts! Here’s some food for thought. Food companies 
recently cut 6.4 trillion calories per year from the 
grocery store, but I think we can do better together 
as families to help stop the rise…

Color Me Rad 5K GIVEAWAY!!!!

Can you STAND IT???  I am doing ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!!  Color Me Rad 5K has given me two registrations to giveaway to ONE of my readers!  Why only one??  So my winner can have a friend go with him or her of course!  No one should have to run alone!!!  You will be part of Team Nebraska Hockey Mom though!  We'll have a GREAT time...if you're local anyway!  The run here in Omaha/Council Bluffs is April 26th at 9:15am.

What is Color Me Rad 5K?
Color Me Rad is coming to a town near you with a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live.

Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning. Hist…

The Extraordinary Art of Couponing Review AND Giveaway!

The Extraordinary Art of Couponing was written by a blogger mommy friend of mine, Nicole McDonald.  You can visit her blog at  After you've read my review....if you are interested in learning the couponing ropes, you can find her book HERE at  You will be SO happy you did!  Why?  Well...let me tell you why....

Have you done much couponing?  I have and I enjoy it.  I've saved SO much money it is truly ridiculous.  My kids have even learned that you NEVER pay full price for anything.  I used to find out what I saved on each receipt, and put that money aside.  That is the money we would "play" with....go out on dates, get something special, go on vacation, etc.  Somehow we got away from doing that, but it was fun to see exactly how much money we saved by doing that.  Honestly, it is silly to ever pay for anything full price when there is so much potential out there to save money.  
With that said, I love to coupon and find good deals...BUT…