Adidas End of Season Sale

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Hey y'all

So I just found out about this sale that Adidas is having. They are doing an extra 20% off on their site.

This is an awesome deal because they already have sale items with up to 50% off. The down side is that the extra 20% off is only good until June 30th. So this mommy is sad about that. I wish I would have noticed sooner. 

Tennis Shoe
ZX Flux Shoes

The sale is good on men's, women's, and kid's merchandise. Z is exceptionally rough on shoes and constantly growing out of shoes. This would and if I find the right things still could be a great deal.

Kids Adidas
Dragon Shoes

I'm sure some of you mommies and daddies out there will be able to find a great deal on their site. I know by now you are wondering how to get the extra 20% off. Use code EXTRA20 valid through 6/30/15

Tap Here to shop adidas

Happy Shopping
Z's Mommy

Southern style Eggs Benedict

Hey y'all

So the title says Southern Style Eggs Benedict. I wanted something a bit different for brunch today. I've never really made "brunch" before, but today felt like a good day to try since Z and I slept late. So thoughts started swirling in my mind. I also decided to venture into the strange world of poached eggs.

                               Faux Eggs Benedict

Let me just start by saying I have never eaten nor cooked a poached egg before. I saw a pair of silicone egg poachers in one of my review groups. They were free so I decided to give them a try.

This is what the seller says about them:

• High quality food grade silicone materials, Heat Resistant.- BPA free and FDA approved silicone is safe for any kind of food
• Set of 2 blue flexible silicone pods for poaching eggs, baking and molding
• Safe to use in ovens, microwave ovens, dishwasher and freezer
• It holds the egg in boiling water, preparing perfectly shaped & poached eggs,Cool quickly and easy to wash
• Egg 100% won't stick to silicone egg poacher


1.Boiling water in a pan 
2.Slightly grease inside the poacher with oil (olive oil, butter or coconut oil) to make the poached egg slide out easily 
3.Gently crack egg and pour it into the poacher 
4.Place the poacher on the surface of the boiling water. Caution: Be aware of the boiling water 
5.Cover the sauce pan for 4 - 6 minutes to get your egg poached. Timing depends on how hard you want your egg poached 
6.Remove the poacher from the boiling water using tongs or a spatula 
7.Slide and flip the poacher inside out and your poached egg easily come out - there you have it 

Now here is my take on them:

These are a great idea for poached eggs. They are an even greater idea for a poached egg newbie. Now unfortunately I was one of those people who only glances at instructions so I had some serious user error. These instructions are very important to follow. It is a must to butter or oil the poacher. I would highly suggest coconut oil or butter. I found a liquid oil is not really effective. I also found out not oiling them keeps the from being nonstick. I'm also pretty sure, by pretty sure I mean definitely sure, that covering the pot is mandatory. If you just place the poacher in the boiling water you will end up with and over cooked egg or completely solid yolk before all the egg white is cooked. Now to actually speak about my experience with these poachers aside from the obvious user error. These little cups work great. They sit up in the water and do not turnover or lean. I put my egg in the poacher and then pinch the corners to move it to the pot. I then let it boil and use tongs to remove it from the pot. I'm excited to try again but this time following the instructions.

Now onto what we are really here for.... the recipe:

Southern Style Eggs Benedict 
Makes 2
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

2 Eggs
2oz Maple Breakfast Sausage
1/4 c Sweet Onion
2 cloves Garlic
1/4 c Bell Pepper
1/2 c Roasted Butternut Squash
2 slices Potato Bread
1/4 c Country Gravy, prepared
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil (optional)

Start a pot of boiling water. 

Finely dice onions, bell peppers, garlic, and roasted butternut squash. 

Crumble and brown 2oz   of maple breakfast sausage. 

Drain and set aside. Do not discard rendered fat. 

Oil poacher cups and gently crack one egg into each cup. 

Place cups filled with eggs into boiling water. 

Turn down to just barely boiling and simmer covered. 

Place bread into toaster. 

Add onions and garlic to the hot pan from the sausage. Add a bit of oil if needed. 

Sauté until translucent. 

Add bell peppers to onion and garlic mixture. 

Cook until softened. 

Add roasted butternut squash and sausage to the onions, garlic, and bell pepper.

Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes. 

Remove bread from toaster. 
Cut out 2in   rings from toast. 

By now your eggs should be done. Remove from pot.

Place half of your sausage mixture on top of each toast round. 

Transfer eggs from poacher cups onto sausage mixture. 

Cover each portion with half of your warm, prepared country gravy. 


Cricut Explore Machines

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Want the ability to easily make a personalized wedding gift or perhaps some unique home décor? Then you might find Cricut electronic cutting machines to be the best DIY crafting tool since the sewing machine. 

There are two machines that Cricut currently offers on their site: Cricut Explore One™ 

Cricut Explore One™ is a simple design-and-cut system. It’s versatile, easy to use, cuts very precisely, and is also incredibly affordable. With its irresistibly low price and limitless cutting potential, the Explore One is perfect for a new or beginning crafter. Here are a few notable features of the Explore One: 

Materials – All Cricut machines can cut an unbelievable variety of materials, for example:
  • Paper
  • Vinyl
  • Iron-on
  • Craft materials
  • Upcycled materials
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Thick materials
Precision - Features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall. 

Smart Set® Dial - Each machine features a Smart Set® dial, which sets your settings (e.g. speed, pressure, etc.) for you so you don’t have to keep track of them. You just select the material that you're using on the Smart Set® dial and the machine's Cut Smart® technology will deliver a clean, professional cut. 

Images and Fonts - You can upload your own images and fonts for free on all three Cricut cutting machines.

Cartridges - Both machines work with any Cricut cartridge and have the capability to hold all of your cartridges “virtually” in the cloud within your Cricut Design Space online software. So once you’ve loaded a cartridge, you’ll have it everywhere you go. 

Cricut’s Design Space™ and iPad® app - All Cricut Explore machines work hand-in-hand with Cricut’s Design Space™ (for PC, Mac®, iPad®, and iPhone®) that you get access to for free. 

Cricut Explore Air™

The Explore Air is the whole kit ‘n caboodle. It offers all the impressive features mentioned for the Explore One, but two key things set it apart:
  1. It has a dual carriage for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in one step. If you do a lot of paper crafting, this is the machine for you!
  2. It has built-in Bluetooth® capability. You just use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.
Now that you know a lot more about how Cricut Explore® machines work, I’ll focus next week’s post on how you can design here, there and everywhere with Cricut Design Space. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is.

Until then … Happy crafting

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Key West with MaddaFella

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. originated from the beautiful surroundings of Key West. We've played, lived and fished in this area on and off for the past decade...and have been impressed with the good nature of the people, the thriving art and creative communities, the water...and all that comes with that gorgeous, endless playground, and the vibrant colors...particularly as the sun sets in the west.

That sentiment is reflected in the collections we've created. We start with building our color palettes and branch from there. With swim wear that plays great on the sand bars of Key West or in your pool, with clothing that you can play in, slide into the evening in, dress it up a little or down into that comfortable shirt – discover the perfect blend of casual, classy and comfortable clothing for every day.

Shirts, Shorts, Polo's, T-Shirts, Swim Trunks, to Caps, Fleeces, and Lifestyle gems...all with the breezy, cool Key West vibe. Comfortable clothing for everyday wear are timeless staples for every man's wardrobe. Our coastal classic attire is made with natural fabrics truly defining that perfect blend of casual and classy.

Check out Madda Fella for the Key West clothing and lifestyle experience!

Z's Mommy

Exploring Little Passports

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So I have been looking for a subscription box for Z. I want it to be educational and fun. That's when i found Little Passports. After watching a YouTube video or two, I thought this idea was amazing. So I decided to join their affiliate program and see about getting a subscription. We decided to try the Early Explorers since Z just turned five this month. 

While researching the box this is also what I found...
Have you thought about purchasing Little Passports but want a better idea of what’s inside each monthly package? Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids, has sent us a sneak peak into one of their monthly packages- Kenya! 

In a recent blog post, Jet-setting to Kenya with Little Passports , they talked to a mom who writes about her kids’ adventures. She shares how her family “travels” to Kenya with Little Passports. From dedicated reading and activity time, to a casual chat around the kitchen counter, this mom really uses the subscription to its fullest! 

Find out more about what is inside the Kenya package and how Amanda gets the most "miles" out of Little Passports: Jet-setting to Kenya with Little Passports 

To check out other great tips on using Little Passports this summer, read more from the Little Passports Blog!

Want to travel to Kenya?!? This country package is included in the World Edition (ages 6-10). Other subscriptions include the Early Explorers (ages 3-5) and the  USA Edition(ages 7-12). 

To purchase this award-winning subscription for kids, click below.

Each day is an adventure! 

Z's Mommy

Crafting with Cricut

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If you’re reading this post, chances are, you’re a creative type. You like to craft, explore your creativity, and share your creations with others. And it’s for people like you that Cricut created their line of personal electronic cutting machines. 

A little known fact about Cricut is that they’ve actually been in business for over 50 years, and their primary purpose has been to develop tools that inspire creativity in people. 

Today, millions of people use Cricut’s award-winning products to create beautiful, inventive, and personal projects. 

So, what is Cricut? Cricut is actually a family of electronic cutting machines that make it possible for you to easily create amazing do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Well, not totally DIY because Cricut’s incredible machine’s do a LOT of the heavy lifting. 

The two machines that Cricut offers are: 
To give you loads of creative freedom and versatility, Cricut developed the Cricut Design Space™, a cloud-based software that works seamlessly with the Cricut Explore® family of machines. 

Design Space gives you access to all of your images and projects from any compatible computer or iPad, so you can design just about anything, anytime, and anywhere. 

Once you’ve uploaded your design (or pre-designed image) to your Cricut Explore cutting machine, you can sit back and watch it magically bring your design to life. 

There are so many interesting things you can make and do with Cricut – which we’ll be sure to cover in a future post. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, it’s best to go over each of Cricut’s machines, what they do, and how they are different. And since I’ve given you quite a bit of info already, we’ll pick up on there in next week’s post!

Until then … happy crafting! 

Z's Mommy

Janie and Jack's Semi Annual Sale

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Hey y'all

So I have been posting quite a few giveaways lately. Well this isn't one. Lol. I found this really cute clothing company here in the fancier part of town. Well I went in because I'm always up for a kids clothing store, to be honest any type of kids store. I love for Z and Baby A to have really cute stuff. 

This store, Janie and Jack's, fits Z's style perfectly. It's a kids version of casual yet preppy. Z has been know to sport a mean sweater vest with his school uniform. He also seems to think button shirts are recreational wear. I keep trying to explain to him that it isn't. Please don't put on a button down to go play in the dirt, Z. It's a constant struggle sometimes with his mini human feelings. 

Anyway I found this store. I originally just went in to browse but decided to join their email newsletter. Best decision I ever made. I didn't make a purchase that day and I'm kinda glad I didn't, because now they have their Season Finale Semi Annual sale going on. Some items are discounted as deeply as 60% off. They have sizes from newborn all the way to 12 in both boys and girls. I'm sure I will probably end up spending about the same amount but at least I can show the Mister where I "saved" money. 

If you have a tiny fashion maven or well groomed beau, you should definitely give them a look. 

Z's Mommy

Gazelle says Stop the Spread of #unprotectedtext

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Be honest. Have you ever used a phone with a cracked screen? If so, you've engaged in unprotected text, a very risky activity. But all is not lost. As a part of their Stop the Spread of #unprotectedtext campaign,Gazelle is giving you the opportunity to bare your soul on their Facebook page!

I don't know about you but I have cracked and chipped several electronic devices. Z has also aided in these mishaps. Together we seem to be exceptionally good at cracking iPhones and iPads. It's a sad state but it happens.

Pre-Owned is Still Pretty Awesome!

In 50 words or less, share your story about how you broke your phone and why you continued to use it. Be sure to use hashtag #unprotectedtext and @Gazelle in your social post.

When you post, you'll be automatically entered to win a Gazelle Certified pre-owned iPhone or iPad.
Now is your opportunity to help stop this epidemic from spreading!

Z's Mommy

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[Giveaway] Microsoft Surface 3 Giveaway Contest

Enter to Win

Microsoft - Surface 3 - 10.8" - Intel Atom - 64GB
With the integrated Kickstand, the ability to run desktop software and touch apps, and a full-size USB port, Surface 3 is a perfect mix of innovation and practicality. As thin and light as it is, you'll be amazed at all you can achieve with this device.

Product Features

10.8" ClearType Full HD Plus Display - Makes navigation simple and presents media in rich detail.
Windows 8.1 - Allows you to stay connected and productive.
64GB storage capacity - Offers room for pictures, videos, music and more.
Quad-core processor - Intel® Atom™ processor with 1.6GHz processor speed, up to 2.4GHz Burst speed and 2GB RAM for efficient performance.
Wi-Fi - Allows you to connect to the Web while within range of an available wireless network.
Bluetooth interface - Lets you wirelessly link with compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices.
8.0MP rear-facing and 3.5MP front-facing cameras - Enable you to capture important moments to share with your loved ones.
USB 3.0 port - Makes it easy to connect peripheral devices.
Integrated kickstand - Allows you to prop up the tablet for a clear view of displayed content.
Magnesium body - Creates a lightweight, yet durable, design.

[Giveaway] Giveaway Botanica Science

Botanica Science Tea

You and a friend can try our delicious, organic 28 day supply of detox tea filled with 14 amazing fruits, herbs, and tea. It's a great way to lose water weight, reduce bloating, detox your colon, naturally boost your energy, and support your metabolism.

$59.99 (28 Day Detox)
$19.99 (Energy Berry)
$19.99 (Global Canvas Tote Bag)
total value: $99.97