Sunday, December 1, 2013

Win a $25 gift card to Perfume Smart at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores!

The holidays are almost here! I don’t know about you, but with a large family, I’m looking for great deals to stretch my budget this season.

That’s why I plan to head out to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, where holiday shopping is hassle-free and you can find factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more). Plus, there’s easy store front parking.

Many stores offer additional savings from 20-40% off to “Friends & Family” starting two weeks prior to Black Friday. Learn about these discounts, as well as specific stores and their hours through the holiday season, by following the center on Facebook and Twitter.

The village-style center offers 50 spacious outlet shops and great deals at the area’s only Old Navy and G by GUESS outlet stores, newcomers U.S. Polo Assn. and Lindt Chocolate, newly renovated OshKosh B’Gosh and Tommy Hilfiger Stores, plus other well-known outlets including Justice, Crocs, Calvin Klein, Levi’s®, Aeropostale, Carters, Converse, Famous Footwear Outlet, Fossil, Gap, Izod, Nike, Rack Room Shoes, and many more.

Here’s your chance to win a $25 gift card to Perfume Smart, where shoppers can select from over 1,000 brands of discounted designer perfumes and fragrances, including Prada, Robert Cavalli, Chanel, Calvin Klein and more. Just comment below with the name of your favorite store in the outlets between now and Sunday 12/8 at midnight. Winner will be picked at random.

You can get in on the savings by downloading a coupon from the Center’s website, then bringing it to Travelpro at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores to receive a coupon booklet valued up to $400 in savings. The Center is located at 15657 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. (SR 535), Orlando, FL 32821.

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!

*Please note that this offer is only valid for one winner, one time, through 2013. No duplicate entries at multiple blogger websites, please!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sweet Potato Pie! This is the best!!!

I combined about six recipes to get this one, but hot damn is it good!

Sweet Potato Pie.

yield 2 pies

2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
4 cups ROASTED and mashed sweet potatoes (about 3-4 lbs)
4 tablespoons butter, softened
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix together mashed sweet potatoes, butter, and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, flour, and salt. Mix in spices. Add to sweet potato mixture and stir well. (I just dumped into my beloved Kitchen Aid Mixer)

3. Mix together buttermilk and baking soda. Add to sweet potato mixture and stir. Mix in vanilla extract. Pour filling into pie shells.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 70 minutes, until set in center.

Tips: I normally cover the edges of my pies with foil to prevent burning, but the pie got stuck to it and didnt look so pretty at the end. If you do that take the foil off before the half way mark.

I have peeled, cubed, and boiled the sweet potatoes, then mashed or baked them til soft. I prefer the roasted version since they have a better flavor.

A New Addition

We had no plans for a new dog, but she kinda just fell into our house and stuck. She and Milo are best buds already.
She isnt used to little kids, so we are teaching Bella how to be gentle and her how to not be terrified!

Pumpkin Carving

Monday, August 19, 2013

Disney on Ice Winner!!

Congrats Sarah (comment 5)!!!

Dont forget you can still see the show! You can purchase tickets using the code MOMDOI on for a $4 discount per ticket. This discount is only valid for the Sat 11am, Sat 7pm and Sun 5pm shows. Offer not valid on Front Row or VIP Seats. Also not valid day of show.

Monday, August 12, 2013

End of Summer (Break)

We still have a few months of oppressive heat here, but summer break is officially over. The boys all went back to school today. Part of me was ready, but the other part... is going to miss this
Pictures of the first day of school coming soon!

Disney on Ice Princesses and Heroes- A Giveaway and and Special Offer- Orlando Exclusive

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning!

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes will be at the Amway Center from September 13-15, 2013.
Friday, September 13: 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 14: 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 15: 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

We have been lucky enough to attend Disney on Ice the last several years and LOVE it. Even my preteen boys are super entertained, especially my son with autism. He has loved the show every time! This year our little princess is almost two and I can't wait to bring her!

Here's your chance to win a 4 tickets to see this awesome show!!! Make sure to LIKE Disney on Ice on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! And leave a comment on this blog telling me who your kids are most looking forward to seeing! I will choose a winner at random on Sunday August 18th at 11:59pm. Please leave your email in the comment!

Even if you don't win, you can still see the show! You can purchase tickets using the code MOMDOI on for a $4 discount per ticket. This discount is only valid for the Sat 11am, Sat 7pm and Sun 5pm shows. Offer not valid on Front Row or VIP Seats. Also not valid day of show.

"In exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine."