#Sponsored: #Giveaway @Walmart and @Pampers Team Up to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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Right now, you can make a difference in the life of a child, just by purchasing items you already use from the store you already visit.

Walmart believes that every child deserves the chance at a better life, so they’ve teamed up with other favorite brands, (like Pampers), to donate $200,000 in the month of June to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In addition to that, when you purchase products like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart store, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. In fact, one in every ten kids in North America are treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year. It doesn’t matter if it’s a common childhood affliction such as asthma or a broken bone, or a bigger challenge like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network provides treatment for it all.

You can learn more about the partnership and even make your own donation by visiting this link: Walmart.com/cmnh.

Take a moment and look at this infographic to understand why they need your support:

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They do so much good for so many children. They deserve our support!

I want to share the story of Will, a sweet little boy at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. At just 6 years old, Will is battling Stage 3 Liver Cancer (Hepatoblastoma). Here’s his story:

2014 IA Champion-Will (b, in hospital)

Dozens of vacuum cleaners line the walls of Will’s home, and he’ll impress you by rattling off the make and model of each one. But his unlikely passion for the household appliance is less surprising than the fact that he beat a grim diagnosis with a 5 percent survival rate.

Will was only 2 years old when a large mass was discovered on his liver, triggering several rounds of intense chemotherapy and the removal of 75 percent of the organ. It was a happy day when doctors declared he was in remission, but Will is still facing aftereffects — both physical and emotional — of the disease.

Medications caused numbness in Will’s hands, legs and feet, forcing him to relearn how to walk. He also had to overcome fears that everyone he encountered would inflict pain. With the love and support of his family, Will is tackling one obstacle at a time. He looks forward to a bright future that, hopefully, includes running his own vacuum shop one day.

CMN Hospitals funds helped cover Will’s pharmacy bills and also paid for a pediatric hematology oncology research laboratory that will benefit kids like him for many years to come.

What a sweet spirit that little boy has! And you can help kids just like Will by purchasing items like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart store, or by clicking here to make a donation.

To help encourage you to head to Walmart and stock up on items like Pampers Swaddlers, P&G wants to give one of my readers the chance to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card. To enter, use the Rafflecopter Gadget below.

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Giveaway ends July 15th at 12:00am.

#Sponsored: Mr. Clean Does it Again! #MrCleanMorePower @SheSpeaksUp #Giveaway

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As the mom of 7, my husband and I have to tackle some large messes in our home…. and in every room of our home! From the bathroom to the kitchen, and everywhere in between, we have to find products that can stand up to our crazy crew.

Recently, I was introduced to Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, a liquid-gel concentrate multi-purpose cleaner. I was also sent a bucket and a sponge to see if I prefer using the cleaner from the bucket or directly on the sponge.

Before I show you some amazing before and after pictures, let me tell you what I love about Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle:

  • I love that it’s a liquid gel concentrate. With a texture more like a dish-soap, it’s great for tackling big or little messes anywhere I need to.
  • The special spout on the top of the bottle ensure you get the perfect amount of cleaning when pouring it into a bucket. One gallon of water + One squeeze of Liquid Muscle, and you’re good to go.
  • The scent (Meadows and Rain) is powered by Febreze and smells amazing! After thoroughly cleaning my kitchen with Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, my entire house smelled fresh and clean. I love it!
  • It works fast, and it works well! I used the Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle on my microwave, my stovetop, my kitchen counters, and even my kitchen floor. In no time at all, my kitchen smelled so good and sparkled in the sunlight. There’s nothing I love more than a clean kitchen. Now I can’t wait to move on to the bathrooms and get them sparking just as much!

I have a pet peeve in my kitchen: the inside of my microwave MUST be clean at all times. My kids know that if they make a mess in the microwave, they have to clean it up. Well, with everything that’s been going on in our house lately, I’ve slacked in getting onto the kids about cleaning out their microwave messes. Guess what? The inside of the microwave was absolutely disgusting. So, I figured that would be the first job I would force Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle to tackle.

Take a look:

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It only took a few minutes to get from the top picture to the bottom picture. I was certainly impressed! Any cleaner that can work that good on such a tough mess is definitely the cleaner for me!

I would highly recommend Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle to anyone that asks. It works fast, it works well, and it leaves every room sparkling clean and smelling great!

You can find Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle at your local Walmart. Head on over and stock up today!

Also be sure to connect with Mr. Clean in the following ways:

Want to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card to stock up on Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle for yourself? Use the Rafflecopter Gadget below to enter.

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Back to School with Walmart & Box Tops {Ends 8/31} #MyBlogSpark

The talk all over the internet is “back to school” and with back to school comes back to collecting and hoarding Box Tops to help out our schools.

Walmart has really helped us load up on Box Tops this summer. We found 4 Box Tops on tons of our favorite items – Hamburger Helper, Betty Crocker products, Totinos items, Pillsbury products, and our favorite Big G cereals. Just by grabbing the items with 4 Box Tops on them, we’ve already started the school year with a huge stash. The kids can’t wait to turn them in and show their teachers how many Box Tops they’ve got.

Did you know there are other ways you can earn Box Tops? Here are a few of my favorite ways:

Here are a few other links you should check out for the latest news, updates, and Box Tops information:

For this spark, General Mills and Walmart (through MyBlogSpark), sent me a $25 Walmart Gift Card to stock up on Box Tops. Not only did I get some of our favorite products, but I scored over 30 Box Tops as well! I love how quickly and easily those Box Tops added up, just by buying products we use every day.

Now, General Mills and Walmart want to do the same for one of my readers! You can enter to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card by using the Rafflecopter Gadget below.

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Walmart & Box Tops for Education {Giveaway}

This giveaway will end Friday, August 12th @ 12:01 AM EST.

WalmartMy kids go back to school on August 4th. (Can you even believe that? I swear, it was just last week when they got out of school!) Anyway, all summer long, we’ve been saving up our Box Tops. I’m actually quite crazy when it comes to Box Tops. Those little coupons work like cash for my kids’ school, and they’re an easy way for me to help when budget cuts have been so bad. My kids know that you never, ever throw a Box Top away, and we have a special jar to put them in until we can send them in to the school so they can redeem them. When I’m shopping, I always look to see if there’s a Box Top on the item I need, and if there is, I’m much more likely to purchase the item with the Box Top instead of a private label brand.

Right now, you can head to your local Walmart and find up to 70 participating products that each contain 4 Box Tops! It’s literally like Box Top Heaven, given how much I love Box Tops. I received a $25 gift card so that I could head to Walmart myself. I ended up with oodles and oodles of Box Tops, and I left the store giddy with excitement! My kids’ school is gonna love me this year!

You already know how great Walmart is for helping families to save money. Right now you can get your favorite brands like Nature Valley, Cheerios, and Yoplait, and earn cash for the upcoming school year.Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

To learn more about the Box Tops for Education program, and find out more about how you can help contribute to your school, visit www.boxtops4education.com/.

To find out everything you need to know about Walmart, check out their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

In order to encourage you to shop at Walmart and stock up on Box Tops for your family’s school, MyBlogSpark and Walmart have given me a $25 Walmart Gift Card to give away to one lucky reader. Entering is easy! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below.


Disclaimer: The information and $25 gift card to Walmart has been provided by Walmart and General Mills through MyBlogSpark. They are also sponsoring the giveaway and will fulfill the prize to the winner selected.

Walmart Listens to Shoppers

Last night after church, I had to make a quick stop at Walmart and pick up a new fryer. (Right in the middle of frying up my famous fried chicken, my $100 fryer kicked the bucket!)

I quickly grabbed a new fryer and walked over to the grocery section to grab some canola oil. As I was walking through the store, I spotted this:

Did you see that? Walmart really listened!

Almost 2 years ago, I put up a post about our new local Walmart. Truth be told, I hated it, mostly because they took away the fabric and craft section. I am always making things, and I am always buying some kind of fabric or craft supply. And for the past 2 years, if I needed fabric or craft stuff, I had to drive 45 minutes to our not-so-local Walmart in North Carolina. It was such a pain, especially when they decided to close the mountain road for almost a year and send you on a 30 minute detour – for an already 45 minute trip! (Yes, I’m griping. That’s a long drive with 6 kids.)

So, last night, as Ashley and I were walking through Walmart, I let out a squeal when I saw this. One would expect that to embarrass my teenager, but she was every bit as excited as I was to see the fabric department coming. We oooohhhed and aaaahhhhed over the little bit of fabric they already had out, and made plans for several projects in the weeks to come.

Thank you, Walmart, for actually listening to your shoppers and bringing the fabric section back! I’ll probably be in the store daily now.

Now, if we could just get stores to listen to us about the length of girls’ shorts….