Interview with Bonnie Landau, author of Special Ed Mom Survival Guide

Welcome to the book tour for Special Ed Mom Survival Guide by Bonnie Landau. This is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart, so when presented with the opportunity to review the book, I jumped on it. I also grabbed ahold of an opportunity to interview her, from an educator’s standpoint. She took time from her busy schedule to answer a lot of my questions, which you will find below. You can also read an excerpt of the book here and read my review of it here

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BregjesDesign #BrokenChinaJewelry #Giveaway Ends 5/13 #SMNG

When I was growing up, it was my goal in life to have as much funky jewelry as I could get my hands on. My aunt was pretty good at helping me fulfill this goal, though I did manage to get many of them on my own. The more unique, the better. And this jewelry series definitely fits that bill! Check out reviews of these earrings below and then enter to win a pair for yourself or to give someone as a gift. Best of luck entering!

Welcome to the BregjesDesign Broken China Jewelry Giveaway!

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How to Make Refried Beans

Have you been wondering how to make refried beans without being a slave to the stove? Do you want some good flavor to accentuate your favorite dishes? When my sister and I were living together, she used to make a lot of Mexican meals from scratch and she taught me a lot. I always loved her beans and eventually had her tell me how she did them. Then I made my own adaptations to fit my own palate. So here you go.

Note: To truly cook refried beans from scratch, you need to start with a bag of pinto beans and boil them on the stove for a couple of hours until they are soft. Time can range anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours or more. When I have a craving for refried beans, I don’t usually feel like waiting quite that long. So I choose to use canned beans. I also like the taste of the canned beans a little bit more, but add enough of my own flavor. Continue reading “How to Make Refried Beans”

Blackstone Products 36″ Outdoor Griddle #Giveaway Ends 6/5 #SMGN

Blackstone Products 36″ Outdoor Griddle Giveaway! Ends 6/05 @GrillBlackstone @SMGurusNetwork

As I am sitting here right now coming out of an ice storm in mid-January, I am starting to wonder if spring is ever going to come. I am so ready to sit out on my front porch or in my backyard, working on my computer, reading my favorite books, and cooking outside. I basically cook nothing inside from the moment the weather is warm enough until I am freezing sitting outside. This outdoor griddle would be a perfect addition to my porch. What do you think?

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Little Tikes Big Digger Sandbox #Giveaway Ends 5/4

I do love Little Tikes toys and equipment. My Montessori side prefers all things wooden, but I have somewhat of an emotional attachment to the Little Tikes things. They do last a long time, are a lot of fun, and my family used to sell them in our store when I was a kid. They also allow for a lot of fun and creativity. And I know a lot of kids who would absolutely adore having this in their yard. How about you?


Check out the reviews below and be sure to enter the giveaway. Note that there are affiliate links present in this post. Should you make a purchase through one, I may earn a small commission to help me support my blogs, at no additional cost to you.

Sponsored By: Best of Machinery

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy is running a fantastic giveaway that appeals to Moms and Dad’s, Uncles and Aunts, and of course… Grandparents!

The prize is a functioning Little Tikes Big Digger Sandbox! This is no ordinary sandbox. It features a sand area with molded ramps and roadways, and a real working excavator to dig the sand and load up the toy dumpster truck! It includes all the accessories, too!

Winner Will Receive:

Little Tikes Big Digger Sandbox! (a $50+ RV)

Product Details:
  • Sand area features molded in ramps and roadways
  • Use the real working excavator to dig in the sand and load up the dump truck
  • Truck ramp doubles as lid to keep sand dry
  • Accessories included: 2 characters, sand cup, sand sifter, shovel, rake, dump truck

Open To US & Canada entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 4/13 9:00 AM EST through 5/4 11:59PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.