Friday, September 27, 2013

Blueberry Monkey Bread Bake

I opened up my email this morning and found this delicious looking recipe. I'm now on the hunt for Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle blueberry biscuits. I figured I would share this with you all, as a yummy way to start your fall mornings! Enjoy!

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle refrigerated blueberry biscuits 
  • 1/2 cup blueberries 
  • 1/3 cup blueberry jam 
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk 
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.

2 Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, covering bottom of pan completely. Top with blueberries. In small microwavable bowl, microwave jam uncovered on High 15 to 30 seconds or until melted. Drizzle over biscuits.

3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool 10 minutes. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk to drizzling consistency; drizzle on top.

To serve, cut into squares or scoop out with a spoon. Cover and refrigerate any monkey bread, and use within 3 days.

Special thanks to Pillsbury for sharing this recipe with me. No monetary compensation has been received for sharing this post with you.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's BACK! 50% off Custom iPhone Case

If you are in need of a case for your iPhone 4, 4S, or 5, now is the time to get one! Vistaprint is offering 50% off iPhone cases for one week only giving you an opportunity to customize your favorite accessory with designs that reflect your personality starting at $9.99. Vistaprint has a lot of different designs to choose from, whether you want to upload just one memorable photo, a series of pictures (there is even an option that turns each photo into a mini Polaroid), or just pick a fun pattern, like chevron, which you can personalize with your name or a personal message.

These customizable iPhone cases are fun gift ideas for the iPhone owners in your life. The cases range from sports memorabilia for your sports fan to princess crowns for your girly girl, giving you options that can make every iPhone user happy. This could also be a great way to get ready for the holidays and be your one stop shop for stocking stuffers. Or, you can customize the cases with pictures of your kids (or pets!) and keep it for yourself! Even sweeter, there is no upload fee for these cases, so take advantage of this Vistaprint deal and personalize away! Shipping starts at only $5.52!

This is a perfect stocking stuffer for parents and grandparents, alike, as well as tweens, cousins, or best friends! At only $9.99, this deal is HOT, so grab it now! 


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FREE Halloween Tote Bag + 40 FREE Prints Exp: 10/31

This spooktacular deal is sure to be a big hit, grab your FREE Halloween Tote Bag now! Great for Halloween, groceries, beach vacations, trips to the park, picnics, and more! Plus get 40 free prints. This deal is too sweet to pass up! Use Code: TRICKTREAT at checkout. Offer Expires October 31st New Customers Only!  Shipping for Tote Starts At: $3.99. 


Monday, September 23, 2013

Svan Totseat, Where Have You Been My Whole Life?!

Very few products make me wish I had them ten years ago, when my oldest was just a baby. For the most part, I've made "it" work. I was a young mom, always on the go, with one child. Then with a newborn and a super active toddler. That super active toddler wouldn't stay in one place, if you paid him. Heck, there were days I didn't think super glue could keep that kid in one spot.

Going out to eat anywhere that high chairs weren't readily available was impossible. I steered far away from the mall, as well as popular luncheonettes that my girlfriends used to love to go to. Face it, nobody likes to eat anything when a toddler is trying to climb on the table, hide under the table cloth, or roll around under waiter's feet.. I was no exception.

As a mom of three kids, lunch took on a new meaning. It was a place to slow down and recenter a bit, instead of a rude interruption in the middle of a helter-skelter day.  It became a time of the day where all three of the kids could sit, mostly quiet, and I didn't have to worry who was where, doing what. I love lunch time, but I was still faced with similar problems finding high chairs readily available. There's a lot more restaurants and eateries that have high chairs, but my problem now was finding that a lot of those places had too many kids and not enough high chairs. What's a mom to do? You have two choices- pray to God that your child doesn't kamikaze off of the booster seat in a booth, or keep your kiddo in their stroller, and carve pieces of dried, stuck on pasta off of their pants, and the entire inside of the stroller fabric when you get home. If you opt for the second, you don't have anywhere to go between lunch and home.. if you go for the first, you're much braver than most people give you credit for!
So, I get this product announcement for this item called a Totseat, and I almost scroll over it, but something makes me stop. I read the title, "Durable Fabric Seat Safely Transforms Adult Chairs into the Perfect Seat for Babies and Toddlers", and snort, because- in my opinion- there is NOTHING that could have held my son into an adult seat as a baby. Being that I have a 16 month old, I figure what the heck, I'll give it a whirl.

My package came a few days later, and it arrived in a small, zippered plastic pouch. When you take it out, it has a fabric pouch that is perfect for sticking in your handbag or baby bag.  Now that I've been using it regularly, I figured out that if I attach a plastic link, (you know these links that you attach toys to, so when your kid flings it off of the stroller, it doesn't fall?), I can attach it to my stroller or baby bag easily, and don't have to dig for it!

Anyway! So, I tried the house chairs first. It worked like a charm. My little boy sat like he was a big man, at the table, and everything! I barely had to adjust it, and instantly, I was in love. So then I asked my friend Marissa to lunch. We decided to go to the dreaded mall. {Have I mentioned how much I hate the mall?} To the food court we went, on a mission to make it work.

We realized after we took the first picture, that we needed to adjust the position of the fabric, but as soon as we buttoned it, and adjusted the seat cummerbund, he looked much more comfortable. He even enjoyed his water! Who would have thought that at 15 months old, he would be able to sit in a metal mall chair, that was armless and had a big gap in the back, like a big kid, without falling off, or out!

For the first time since I had kids, I was able to sit in the mall, eat my lunch, drink my shake, and not have to scoop a child off of the floor ten trillion times, or worry about the condition of my stroller. I physically had moms and grandmothers stopping me, asking me what this was, and where they could get one, commenting on how *AMAZING* this invention is! 

I shook my head and nodded, directing them to the Svan website. As I packed up my son, and strolled away, she showed me just how much he loves the Totseat, too!
To purchase Totseat for yourself, or for every mom of a rowdy toddler on your holiday shopping list, visit the Svan website HERE.

The Totseat is available in 6 different colors/patterns and is $35. Of all of the crazy baby gadgets on the market, this is one of only a handful that I've ever given the I-cannot-live-without-it, and wish-I-had-it-for-the-other-two-kids stamp of approval.

To stay up to date on all of the fun and funky Svan items, be sure to follow them on Twitter, "Like" their Facebook page, and check out their Pinterest page, too!

Special thanks to Svan and the PR company representing Svan for allowing us to review this awesome product, and share our opinions with our readers. No monetary compensation was received for this review. Our opinions are our own, your experience may differ. Do not leave any child unattended while strapped into the Totseat. Always supervise during use.


#GrowingUpOnline Lorax Giveaway ~ Ends 9/30

We live in an exciting new world of sharing information, more so than ever before, but this is not without its challenges! Many of us have heard about or experienced cyber-bullying. We know the pain it can create.

Far too often have we heard the stories of children being cyber-bullied who don’t know what to do or where to turn. The More You Know Learning Series, in collaboration with NBC News, addresses this new and dangerous trend, in addition to other online issues, with the launch of Growing Up Online, the FREE eBook for parents to keep their kids safe on the Internet! You and your family can now be prepared, clued-up and openly communicative about online issues big or small!
Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. They’re spending more and more time on the web, so teaching them about using technology responsibly and safely is critical. Use the #GrowingUpOnline Blog App and download the free eBook for a chance to win a copy of THE LORAX on DVD + Blu-ray! Download the FREE Growing Up Online eBook and be sure to watch all four entertaining comic book stories as a family.

These stories show real situations that may occur when your kids go online. This free eBook provides easy-to-use information that addresses the growing concern about kids’ online privacy and cyber-bullying in a unique and engaging way. Growing Up Online is packed with important tips that every parent should know!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Diamond Candle, Spin Master, TotSeat, and MORE!

We have an exciting few weeks scheduled here at 4BabyAndMom. Now that the kids are back in school full time, and we're almost on
schedule, we're preparing for some fabulous reviews and giveaways from some of our favorite brands! We're currently stalking our mailman for our brand new Diamond Candle. We can't wait for it!! The baby--who's 16 months old now, by the way-- LOVES his TotSeat. Have you heard of these things?? I love it, and wish it was invented when my 10 year old was little- NOTHING would keep him in a chair. Zachary loves being able to sit like a big boy. Also, in preparation for our Holiday season, Spin Master sent us some spectacular toys to check out, and write about, and that package just came yesterday. We haven't even opened it yet, but I can't wait to break it open! Plus, we recently received a beautiful gift pack from The Real Tooth Fairies. I am super excited to share these books and the program with you all! Along with these reviews come some super HOT giveaways, so be sure to share this page with your friends, and let them know that 4BabyAndMom is back, and better than ever!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Publix Breakfast Savings (+Coupon!!)

I love shopping at Publix, especially this week. Between the cereal and the bagels being BOGO, breakfast is DONE!

Back to school means busy mornings, at least at my house! Publix makes mornings a little easier (and more specifically, on my wallet) with their fabulous BOGO sale on select General Mills cereals.

Now, until the 11th, you can go to your local Publix and grab some your child's favorite cereals: Trix 14.8oz, Cinnamon Toast Crunch 16.2oz, Cocoa Puffs 16.5oz, Kix 12oz, Honey Kix 12oz, Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème 10.9oz at the BOGO deal. Plus, if you use THIS LINK you can save an additional $1/1 when you buy Cinnamon Toast Crunch!! There's also a Trix coupon on the Publix website, under the digital coupons and get some additional savings here!

The additional savings makes this sweet deal irresistible!! Plus, you'll earn box tops to bring to school, which will make your child's teacher happy, too.

Have you done your grocery shopping, or checked out the weekly ad yet? Be sure to visit to grab great digital coupons, view the weekly ad, or see a complete list of this week's BOGO breakfast savings!   Visit Publix on Facebook to stay up to date on all of their new products, special sales, and meal ideas.

Special thanks to My Blog Spark, Publix and General Mills for sharing the information for this promotion with us. Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Publix® through MyBlogSpark.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

FREE Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls at 7-11

The mornings just got a little sweeter at 7-Eleven stores with the introduction of a new Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll, the retailer’s first warm bakery offering and the first Pillsbury branded fresh-bakery item with a convenience retailer.

Available with hot foods as well as in the fresh bakery case at participating stores, 7-Eleven’s sweetly spiced version invokes the nostalgic, baked-at-home flavor of America’s favorite Pillsbury sweet roll. The suggested retail price is $1.69.

To encourage customers to sample, a limited-time coupon for a free cinnamon roll will be available on 7-Eleven’s app beginning Sept. 10. Other limited-time offers featuring the sweet pastry will continue in the coming weeks, and customers are encouraged to check their smartphones often for additional mobile coupons. All 7-Eleven app coupons are good at participating stores, while supplies last.

7-Eleven’s fresh food innovations team worked for more than a year on the development with Pillsbury to ensure consistent product quality. Prepared and baked fresh daily in local bakeries across the country, the cinnamon rolls are delivered overnight to stores before the morning coffee crowd arrives. 

“Our goal in partnering with Pillsbury was to create an indulgent cinnamon roll that looked and tasted homemade,” said Kelly Buckley, 7-Eleven, Inc. vice president of fresh food innovation. “For more than 100 years, Pillsbury has been ‘the’ name in home-baking. Now, 7-Eleven can offer the homemade taste in a convenient, grab-and-go setting.”

During the morning rush, participating 7-Eleven stores can serve the cinnamon rolls warm in mini bakery boxes. Created just for the Pillsbury cinnamon roll, the microwave-safe boxes also are available at the bakery case for customers who choose to select an unheated roll to eat later. Rolls take just 10 seconds to heat in a microwave oven in the bakery boxes.

“We expect the Pillsbury cinnamon roll will be a hot-seller in the mornings when people are stopping by to grab a cup of coffee on their way to work or school,” Buckley said. “However, experience tells us that lots of our customers come into our stores in the afternoons and even late at night looking for a sweet and satisfying treat.”

Wearing red-checked oven mitts, the Poppin’ Fresh Pillsbury Doughboy character can be seen popping up on in-store signage to promote 7-Eleven’s first Pillsbury-branded fresh bakery item.

“Partnering with 7-Eleven gives General Mills an opportunity to bring the fresh-baked goodness of a ready-to-eat Pillsbury-branded cinnamon roll to millions of people,” said Randy Johnson, General Mills Inc. market manager. “I believe the aroma in the stores and rich taste of these warm cinnamon rolls will make them a hit with 7-Eleven’s customers.”

Mobile coupons – for a free cinnamon roll, 75-cent discount, or a free roll with the purchase of a medium coffee – will be available on 7-Eleven’s smartphone app now through the end of October.

Cinnamon isn’t the only spice at 7-Eleven ushering in cooler temperatures. It wouldn’t be fall without Pumpkin Spice, one of 7-Eleven’s customers’ favorite hot beverage flavors and back for a limited time. Customers can choose Pumpkin Spice-flavored lattes or brewed coffee. Even the creamer is in on the action, with International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice flavor also available while supplies last.

“Pumpkin Spice Latte is a sign that autumn has unofficially arrived,” said Nancy Smith, 7-Eleven vice president of fresh foods merchandising. “Warm cinnamon rolls and hot pumpkin spice lattes and brewed coffees are seasonal comfort tastes at their best, whether heading out to work in the morning, a ballgame in the evening or as an afternoon treat.”


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Snapple Daily Draw @ Sunoco!

Nothing is a whole lot of something. No paying for snacks. No spending money on gas. No paying for your latest music download.

Just enter online now, and you could have nothing too! Snapple and APlus at Sunoco have teamed up to give away prizes all month long. You could win a Sunoco gift card - good on fuel, food, coffee and more. You could also win a $50 iTunes gift card.

There's a new winner every day. All you have to do is visit and register to win. Snapple is made from nothing but the best stuff on earth. For more information on the sweepstakes, visit GoSunoco.

We thought you might like to have a little bit of nothing too. So drink it up, cash it in and make the most of getting something for nothing. Winning nothing has never looked this good!



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