Monday, September 30, 2013

Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi ~ Review & Giveaway

"The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own."

I was recently given the opportunity to try Purex's new UltaPacks Liquid Laundry Detergent plus Oxi and I must say I was not disappointed.  With 3 boys that love to get dirty on a daily basis my laundry is not lacking in the stain department.  By the end of the day their clothes smell of all of the days activities as well.

I personally love laundry pods because of their simplicity.  Just toss and go!  No measuring, dripping, or trying to get the last bit out of the bottle.  One less minute doing anything is a plus.  I also love that they are filled with concentrated detergent.  You wouldn't think that you need such a tiny amount of detergent but it really gets the job done.  Dirt is no match for Purex plus Oxi!  I have to mention the scent too because the clothes smelled so clean and fresh when I opened the door to my washer. 

An important reminder with all laundry pods is to keep them away from small children.  My rule is high out of reach or locked down below.  Like any chemical they are dangerous but laundry pods are overall more appealing to a small child. 

Now the fun part!  One of my wonderful readers can win a coupon for a FREE bag of Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi.  You know I like to share right?  So enter in the rafflecopter below and good luck :) Sorry but this is for U.S. residents only.

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All Seasons Orchard ~ Coupon

My family and I are very excited to be visiting All Seasons Orchard this year.  They have so many activities it is sure to be a fun filled day with my boys!  I am personally excited to go apple picking as this has always been on my bucket list and I will finally have the opportunity to pick my own apples straight from the tree.  Here are some of the great activities you can participate in at All Seasons Orchard:

U-Pick apples, pumpkin patch, corn maze and loads of fun activities including wagon rides, petting zoo and barnyard play area activities! Make sure to stop by our country restaurant and farm market for orchard goodies like pulled pork sandwiches, freshly baked apple donuts, apple cider, caramel apples, pies, raw honey and much more! Open daily September and October. Check our website for picking schedules and special events.

Here is a coupon for 25% off your visit when you purchase Barnyard or Combo Tickets! So what are you waiting for, plan your visit today.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Biscuits & Gravy Casserole ~ Recipe

Lately I have been in the mood to cook and bake.  This is really not normal for me but my hubby is loving it.  Tonight I decided to try a new dish.  I had all the ingredients on hand aside from breakfast sausage so I grabbed some on the way home from work.  It takes about 10-15 minutes to prepare and then you just bake for 35-45 minutes and voila a perfect dinner.  I love dishes you don't have to watch over so this was perfect.

Here is what you need:

Biscuits & Gravy Casserole

1 package of breakfast sausage
1 package of biscuits
1 package of country gravy mix
1-2 cups of shredded cheese
5-6 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
little bit of salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and start browning the sausage in a pan.

2. While the sausage is cooking grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and layer the bottom with the uncooked biscuits.

3. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt & pepper together in a bowl and then pour over the biscuits in your baking dish.

4. When the sausage is done cut it up (I used meat scissors) and add it to the dish.  Cover that with as much or little cheese as you like.

5.  Make the gravy according to the instructions on the package and pour that on top.

6. Put it in the oven and wait 35-45 minutes and voila!

Everyone really loved this dish and you could add any of your own ingredients maybe some peppers or corn.  Hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall Festivals, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & Fun!

We started a family tradition of going to a pumpkin farm every fall since Chris was born.  It is always a great time and gets me in a great fall mood.  Well the temperatures may still be hot it is a great time to check out some of the many local farms in your area or plan ahead for a fun filled fall activity.  You will be surprised all there is to do for every age!

Ready for some Fall Festival Deals!  I have put together a great list of Corn Maze Coupons and Fall Festival savings nationwide.  Download valuable coupons for Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Activities.  Visit as many as you can before the cold of winter is here!

Schnepf Farms - Queen City

Forneris Farms - Mission Hills

Anderson Farms - Erie

Flat Acres Farm - Parker
Fritzler Maze - La Salle
Sunflower Farm - Longmont
Mile High Farms - Bennett
Wishing Star Farm - Calhan
Harvest Farm - Wellington

Devine Acres Farm - Devine
Fiesta Farm - San Antonio
Yesterland Farm - Canton
South Texas Maize - Hondo
Dewberry Farm - Brookshire
Brazos Valley Maize- Brenham

CM Farms - Dry Creek

Lane Southern Orchards - Fort Valley
Poppell Farms - Odum

Farmer Charley's Corn Maze Adventure - Monroe

Amazing Fall Fun - Waterloo
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch - Lowell
Hobson's Fun Farm - Rockville

All Seasons Orchard - Woodstock
Kuipers Family Farm - Maple Park
Odyssey Fun Farm - Tinley Park
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - Lockport

Summers Farm - Fredrick County

Sauchuk Farm - Plympton


KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - Gardner
Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Pleasant Hill

Seward Farms Maze - Lucedale

Afton Apple Orchard - Hastings

The Maize at Grandpa's Farm - Billings

Camp Fontanelle - Nickerson

VonThun Farms - Monmouth Junction
Sahl's Father Son Farm - Egg Harbor City

New York
Wright Family Farm - Warwick
Harbes Family Farm - Mattituck

North Carolina
Patterson Farm Market and Tours - Mount Ulla

The Corn Maze at the Sharp Run Market - Millersburg
Meadow View Growers - New Carlisle
Hurricane Hill Farm - CoatsvilleTriple B Farms - Pittsburgh
Reillys Summer Seat Farm
 - Pittsburgh
Rhode Island
Confreda Greenhouses & Farms - Hope (Western Cranston)

Cows-N-Corn - Midland
Wayside Farm Fun - Berryville
Belvedere Plantation - Fredericksburg

Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest - Spanish Fork
For Daily Updates on these coupons and coupons for other family attractions please visit and bookmark: 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Our End of Summer Trip to St. Pete Beach

Last winter my mind was thinking beach so I went ahead and booked a beach vacation for us to St. Pete Florida. We have recently been to the east side of Florida so I was looking forward to experiencing the Gulf side and its gorgeous beaches. I was not disappointed the beaches were breathtaking and I could have stared at them all day long!
Chris has been to the ocean before and was not a fan but the water was so calm after a couple of days they all got used to being in "moving" water.  They had fun destroying sandcastles, catching crabs, and eating popsicles. We visited an alligator farm where Nick held a baby alligator and Chris enjoyed feeding them hot dogs.  We had ice cream & a delicious dinner at Bubba Gump's.  Took a beautiful Dolphin boat ride - twice.  We stopped at every park we saw to play and spent evenings together in the pool! There was no shortage of fun.

Since we were close to Tampa we decided to take a completely unplanned trip to Busch Gardens.  It was not in the budget but they were currently offering weekday tickets for only $50 (normally tickets are $89) we figured might as well!  The kids absolutely loved Busch Gardens.  There were so many attractions geared towards them they could have played all day long.  They even had rides that Nicholas, who is 21 months old, could go on all by himself.  They literally lock your child in and he loved it!

The other thing I loved about Bush Gardens was how close you can get to the animals.  They literally come right up to the glass.  Closer then any zoo I have ever been too.  The kids were able to be face to face with hippos, lions, lemurs, and tons of other animals.

All in all it was a fabulous trip.  Since it was the last week in August and most people are in back to school mode everything from the beach to Busch Gardens was very empty.  This made everything overall more enjoyable.  We made lots of great memories with each other and hearing both Nick & Chris tell me they had fun makes it all worth it even more.  I cannot wait until the great next Klein adventure!