Thursday, May 28, 2015

Birdseye Steamfresh Buffalo Cauliflower

  Today is one of those overly warm and humid days that causes you to feel sluggish and not like doing much. The kids had a long day as did the husband and I so my decision to do a crock pot recipe today ended up being my best choice.

There is nothing better than walking in at the end of the day and your house smells just amazing. Crockpot Ribs is one of my favorite recipes and just so delicious. I really also enjoyed knowing I didn't have to turn the oven on. What I really needed was a great side to go with our delicious ribs. Thankfully, after my post last week on Birds Eye® new products I had some stuff already in my freezer.  Meijer's always has such a great deal and so when I was there I made sure to purchase extra.
 Birdseye Steamfresh® Flavor Full sides Buffalo Cauliflower was going to be our side. Here was the best part, the crock pot had just finished and all I had to do was pop the bag of Buffalo Cauliflower into the microwave and wait 6 short minutes.


The smell of this mixed with the ribs was almost more than we could take.  Here is the recipe for the Crock pot ribs.  

For the Rub:
1 cup dark brown sugar
3 tbsp of salt
1 1/2 tbsp of cayenne pepper
2 tbsp of pepper
Mix together with a fork and then cover the ribs with the rub.
For the Crock pot:
Cut the ribs into individual pieces and place in the crock pot on high 4-6 hours. My crock pot is very old and I found that 5 hours worked and then I added our favorite BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Rays) and cooked one additional hour on low.
Perfectly cooked and paired with the Birds Eye® Buffalo Cauliflower!

Don't forget to stop by at my previous post from last week about the Barbecue Sweet Corn and enter for your chance to win a $25 dollar gift card from Meijer Grocery Stores.
Tomorrow I will be making my favorite Meatloaf recipe and pairing it with the Birds Eye® Teriyaki Broccoli so stay tuned and don't forget to stop back.


Birds Eye® new products: Steamfresh® Flavor Full and Steamfresh® Protein Blends - in 8 varieties!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Birds Eye® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Father's Day Giveaway

I am so excited to be working wiht Laura at Michigan Savings & More for this amazing Father's Day Giveaway. Please enter for your chance to win for your husband, brother, son or any other amazing Dad that you know! Don't forget to stop by and visits your hosts and co-hosts. Good Luck!

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Happy Father's Day

to all the wonderful Father's out there!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

How I hit #1 on google: The complete SEO Course

I was excited to get a chance to review this product titled - "How I hit #1 on Google: The complete SEO course". As I am blogging along I am putting things on my "to do" list and learning about SEO was on the list. That being said the course is very long but very detailed. I learned things about how to make your site faster, mobile uploads and of course SEO.

Each course is a lecture and comes with examples that were very helpful. I couldn't imagine having to learn all of this without the examples.  I found the most helpful ones to be lectures 28-42. Those are the ones that applied to me at the time that would help me boost my visits, my blogs, my Google ranking and the most important the experience for the visitor.

This course is a great learning experience and can help you boost your search ratings, blogs, and lengths of visits. For a blogger starting out this advice was priceless. I have to admit that I have made a list of things I need to implement and am still going back to certain sections of the course.

From How to go viral, to where to submit your articles and posts, specific sections on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter...This was so much more than a course about SEO, it was all encompassing for bloggers.

I am still learning but I am also extremely greatful for all the tips and advice. Purchase the course here  from Udemy and get your self started on growing your audience.  Here is the best part, the course is usually $399 but my readers can use this link and take the course for only $19.99 click here  That is a huge savings!

Green Toys Bundle Giveaway

   I am working with Karen at Karen's Got Mail on this adorable giveaway. I know my daughters would love to have the gardening set since it is summer. Please enter for your chance to win the Green Toys Bundle Giveaway. Don't forget to visit your hosts and co-hosts.
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.
Welcome to the Green Toys Summer Bundle Giveaway, hosted by Karen’s Got Mail! I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this giveaway!

The Green Toys Summer Bundle Prize Package Includes -

  • (1) One Green Toys Seacopter (ARV $19.99)
  • (1) One Green Toys Watering Can (ARV $16.99)
  • (1) One Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit (ARV $22.99)
One lucky reader is going to win this Green Toys Prize Package (ARV $60). To enter just use the Giveaway Tools form. Giveaway is open to US residents. Giveaway is open from 5/25-6/8.
Disclosure – The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be randomly chosen by Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email by Karen’s Got Mail.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Smart Mixture- Story LED

    I love to read! Before I had kids my reading time was un-limited and un-interrupted. As a mommy most of my daytime reading has been reduced to Dr. Seuss, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Potty Time books. Now my reading time is right before I go to bed and I always feel bad trying to be quiet and not wake up my husband with the light.

Smart Mixture reached out to me for a review on their Store Led light and I was excited to give it a try. When I opened the box the first thing I noticed was how light the product felt. I saw a clip on the front and a button on the side.  I pushed the button and all of a sudden the middle of the light popped up and turned on.  I love this feature and noticed that once you push it back into place the light turned back off. 

That  night I was looking forward to bedtime so I could attach my light and read my new book. I wasn't disappointed, the light when on smoothly and held into place and the light was bright enough to read by.  My husband reported the next morning that he was also impressed as it didn't disrupt his sleep.  I love the light for other purposes as well, I dropped something in the middle of the night and the LED light was perfect for a quick search.
The only thing I noticed was that while reading my hardback novel that it did cast a bit of a shadow that caused me to do a light adjustment. This was no big deal because it was a quick change and I was back to reading.
Grab your Smart Mixture Story LED light for yourself!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Komax Storage Containers Giveaway

I am so excited to be working with Tales From A Southern Mom on this exciting giveaway for Komax Storage Containers. Please enter for your chance to win and also don't forget to stop by and visit your hosts and co-hostesses!

Hosted by: Tales From A Southern Mom

Co-hosted by: Michigan Savings and More, Deliciously Savvy and Sweepstakes Fanatic

Sponsored by: Komax

  I am so excited to work with three amazing bloggers on a giveaway. Komax has every kind of storage container you could possibly want! They are sturdy, dishwasher, and microwave safe and lock with clips on all four sides. The lunch boxes they offer have three separate containers inside the actual locked container so that you can move and mix and match. When you reheat you don't have to worry about having warm coleslaw or salad you can just remove those components before you heat and eat! You can read the full review here.


You can win a 3 pack set of these awesome containers here, just by entering below. Good Luck all!  
Disclosure: Tales From A Southern Mom received this product in exchange for a review. No other participating blog received any products or monetary compensation for this giveaway post or the promotion surrounding the giveaway Tales From a Southern Mom and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize shipped directly from Komax. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Blogger Opp - Amazon Fire Phone Giveaway- Free and Paid options

Blogger Opp ~ Amazon Fire Phone Giveaway ~ Free & Paid Options Available! #mysillylittlegang


My Silly Little Gang is hosting a giveaway for an Amazon Fire Phone! In this giveaway 1 Lucky Winner will receive an Amazon Fire 32GB Unlocked GSM phone ARV $449.00! Read below to learn a little more about the product.

  • 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for ultra-fast app launch times and smooth multi-tasking
  • Bright 4.7" HD display
  • 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and LED flash
  • Includes unlimited free cloud storage for photos taken with Fire phone
  • Amazon-exclusive features: Firefly, Mayday, Dynamic Perspective
  • Over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, and more
  • U.S. compatibility: All GSM networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, and more. Not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.

The Amazon Fire Phone offers: