$1000 Spring Break Giveaway!

Spring Break Giveaway Ann Again and again Reviews

 Heeeerrree we go!  2 lucky winners will receive $500 to spend as they please in this Spring Break Giveaway!  If you were to be so lucky, how would you spend your winning’s?  Is there a Spring Break destination in mind? Or, summer vacation planning in the works?  Two summer’s ago my family drove to Victoria, B.C. and it was fantastic.  We’d LOVE to visit again.  Have you been?  This prize would definitely help you on your way!
Girls Victoria Empress on Double Decker Bus
Top of a double-decker bus, driving around Victoria, B.C.
Enter this giveaway today and, while you’re here, I’d really enjoy it if you’d share your vacation planning tips, packing tricks and/or ideas in the comment section below.  (We all could use all the help we can get to pack lighter, keep kids occupied and make our treasured time together full of fun memories.)



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Tyson Free Movie Night With Redbox

“Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.”

Tyson Free Movie Night With Red Box - Ann Again and again Reviews

What better way to spend a cold, winter’s night then by gathering for a movie with family and/or friends and eating tasty treats. Sounds perfect to me!  What makes it even better is that Tyson® Foods has partnered with Redbox® to reward us with free movie nights.  Check out this fun offer – Tyson Free Movie Night With Redbox.

Receiving this Redbox offer is easy.  Visit Walmart then:

Purchase (at least) two Tyson products in a single transaction

Snap a picture of your receipt

Upload the picture of the receipt at www.TysonFreeMovieNight.com.

Receive 2 Redbox promo codes each valid 1-night DVD rental from Redbox.*

You know all those movies you’ve been planning on seeing but just haven’t gotten around to it yet?  This is the perfect offer for you.  It could be one movie is for ‘Family Night’ and the next movie is for a special ‘Date Night’. Sounds like a good plan.  You can purchase all participating Tyson products at Walmart Supercenters and Walmart Neighborhood Markets.

How about enjoying wholesome, easy to eat State Fair Mini Dogs? A fun alternative to a bowl of popcorn!

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Hey, what about having ‘breakfast for dinner’? That’s easy to do with Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant.

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This offer is so fun that you might as well share it with your family and friends!  Be sure to let them know about Tyson’s “Winter To Go” offer on your social media channels and use #TysonFreeMovieNight to stay connected. Perhaps share movie reviews!  “My favorite part of watching this movie was when… What about you?” #TysonFreeMovieNight.  That should get the conversation started.

*1 promotional code per transaction. Payment card required. Charges apply for additional days. Can’t be combined with other offers. Subject to additional terms. Void where prohibited.

Spring Fling Family Game Night Giveaway!

Ends 3/31Welcome to the Spring Fling Gift Guide Family Game Night Giveaway!


A tried and true way to get your family together and create memories is by having a family game night.  It’s through trial-and-error that I’ve found games that keep the focus of “competition” to a minimum (which creates way toooooo much anxiety and anger for some) and instead focus on games where you’re on your way to victory when you help your team… and laugh as much as possible.  Sounds like a great game night! Good luck in the Spring Fling Gift Guide Family Game Night Giveaway! (Enter below.)

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

Life in a House of Testosterone

Bohemian Babushka

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My Silly Little Gang

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

Giveaway Gator

SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

My Itzy

Mint Green with Envy

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Mami’s 3 Little Monkeys


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PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

Missy’s Product Reviews

Stingy, Thrifty, Broke



Now let’s get to the sponsor!


See my review HERE.

1 Lucky Winner Receives 4 Fabulous New 2017 Board Games! TRV $88!

Games Of The States

Rubik’s Build It Solve It


Cranium Cadoo


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/31/17. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsor is responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail(dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Enter To Win $150 To Spend On EvgieNev Wall Decals!

This giveaway is sponsored by EvgieNev. All opinions are my own.

Need To Decorate A Room? Win A $150 Credit To Spend At EvgieNev Wall Decals #WallDecals

Whether you are bringing home a new baby or you just need to spruce up a room, wall decals from EvgieNev are the perfect way to change up a room.  And you’re at the perfect place to Enter To Win $150 To Spend On EvgieNev Wall Decals!  (See below)

The vinyl decals they use feels like it is smoothly painted on the wall after the application, but easily removable should you choose to redesign.

They have several designs, but the most popular choices are for your kid’s rooms. You can set the scene of an explorer, astronaut, and more with their awesome designs. They are customizable wall decals, and they are easy to apply. You don’t need to paint a room to add more personality to them – you can create beautiful scenes with decals!

Check out some of these customer photos – they look amazing!

Need To Decorate A Room? Win A $150 Credit To Spend At EvgieNev Wall Decals #WallDecals

Their customers have great things to say about them:

“I love this. My playroom looks like I hired a professional. I combined three different forest decal sets from evgieNev and it’s just beautiful. Now that they’re all up, I do wish I’d arranged some of them a little differently where I chose to place them on the wall, but overall, it looks fantastic. I have mildly textured walls and I found that I had better results when I applied the large decals with my hand alone versus using a squeegee.” ~ bkmathisen on Feb 4, 2017

We love the decals. I changed the colors to suit our nursery and the customer service I received was wonderful. I requested color samples to help make my decision. My overall experience was awesome. Again, we love the cute panda decals!” ~ fmonjarez73 on Jan 27, 2017

Our owl decal turned out so well! We picked custom colours to go with our room. Changes and feedback were quick, as well as shipping. The quality of the decals are very nice- it does look like paint vs plastic. Came with some extra flowers and leaves which were helpful as we got the hang of things. Would highly recommend and use this shop again! Thank you!” ~ Julie on Jan 19, 2017

Here are a few more options you may like:

Custom Flag Name Outer Space Wall Decals with Astronauts and Aliens, Rocket, Planets, UFO Children Wall Decor

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Mind-blowing Outer Space wall decals theme is featuring Custom Flag Name with space-walking Astronauts, spaceship, aliens, asteroids, and dots to create constellations.

Polar Friends – Arctic and Antarctic Animals – Penguin, Bear Cubs, Orca Whale, Narwhal Vinyl Wall Decals

Win $150 To Spend On Customizable Wall Decals From EvgieNev

Polar Friends is a new amazing addition to our collection of wall decals for nursery showing Penguins having fun and Polar Mama Bear with Cub and two famous Whales, on the background of the ocean with icebergs and mountains.


Wall Decals Nursery – King of the Jungle Baby Nursery Decor with Sleeping Lion, Giraffe, Elephants, and Monkeys

Win $150 To Spend On Customizable Wall Decals From EvgieNev

Imagine roaring safari lions with monkeys playing tricks all around and large rainforest trees. Evgie nursery wall decals from Jungle Safari Collection has been crafted especially to brighten the playroom, and jungle themed nursery with African animals and recognized characters such as Lion King or Tarzan.

More Reasons to Shop at Evgie.com

  • 100% SATISFACTION – If it turns you don’t love your decal you may ship it back, and they will refund your money.
  • FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions.
  • They can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact them for pricing.
  • They offer custom designs. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, let them know.

Customizable Wall Decals Giveaway Details:

Enter to win $150 to spend on wall decals from EvgieNev! Open Worldwide (If outside the US or Canada the winner will have to pay the difference in shipping.) Giveaway ends on March 10, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST.

Enter below on the giveaway form. Good Luck!!

Enter This Thanksgiving Giveaway Today!

‘Tis the season to gather friends and family around the table (or t.v. trays – whatever works) and enjoy each others company over delicious food.  Now, this food costs money so wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra to help your budget? Sure it would!  Enter this Thanksgiving Giveaway today for your chance to win $50 in Paypal cash or an eGift Card of your choice!

Welcome to the $50 of Choice Thanksgiving Giveaway!
Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves
Co-Hosted by: Dorky’s Deals
One winner will receive $50 via Paypal cash or eGift Card of choice! If I can purchase an eGift card or code online and email it to you, you can choose that store, or you can choose Paypal cash!

Enter below, and good luck.
Giveaway begins on 10/27/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 11/23/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open Worldwide (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner’s List here.
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Southern Mom Loves will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.
Contact Holly at southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

10 Halloween Etiquette Tips And Tricks

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It’s time for scary costumes, carving pumpkins, candy and trick or treating.  As Halloween approaches, there are somethings parents and children need to remember.  10 Halloween Etiquette Tips & Tricks:

–        Select Appropriate Costumes: Costumes that represent a culture, race, ethnic or religious group or someone with a serious illness, poverty or other hardship, are inappropriate.  Sexually explicit costumes and those mocking LGBT or gender identity encourage negativity. During this election year, our public political figures are certainly on the table; expect to see Clinton and Trump.


–        Teach Your Kids Manners: Halloween is a great opportunity to teach your kids manners, such as greeting and thanking each homeowner who gives them candy. Explain to older kids and teenagers that bullying and pushing smaller kids out of the way won’t be tolerated. When they encounter a bowl of candy at the door, make sure they are considerate and only take one or two pieces.  Be sure they respect private property, including homeowner decorations, and don’t leave unwanted candy or wrappers in lawns.


–        Age Appropriateness: While many adults enjoy Halloween dress up, remember this is mostly a children’s holiday.  What your teenager might wear, is not a good fit for a first-grade Halloween party.  Gage the costume based on your child’s age, and the age of his or her peers. Even if you think your young child might be able to handle dressing up as Freddy Krueger, it might be too much for his or her friends.

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–         Candy Alternatives: Traditional chocolate or sugar-laced candy are always a hit. With more health conscious parents, consider sealed mini bottled water, pre-packaged popcorn, coloring books, pre-packaged healthy snacks, small inexpensive toys, or pens/pencils.


–        Respect Neighbors Who Aren’t Participating: By simply turning off the outside lights, this alerts trick or treaters to skip your house and go on to the next.  As an option, consider leaving a bowl of candy by the front door.  Putting the car in the garage may also remove the question of whether someone is home.


–        Knock One Time and One Time Only: If no one answers, move on to the next house.  There’s no need to be excessive and knock 10 times. The homeowner might be on an important call or trying to help a baby to sleep. On a related note: know when it’s appropriate to knock. Trick or treating generally starts just before sunset and ends by 9pm.  10 Halloween Etiquette Tips & Tricks - Ann Again and again Reviews

–        No Homemade Treats: While it’s a nice thought to want to bake homemade Halloween treats, don’t do it.  Parents have heightened safety concerns for good reason, and will discard these items.  Buy pre-packaged candy from trusted brands like Hershey, M&M, Skittles, Dove, Reese’s.


–        Never Arrive Empty Handed: Anyone invited to a Halloween party, does not arrive empty handed.  Bring a small hostess gift such as tea towels, diffuser, candle, coasters, fresh fruit, wine, packaged sweets, or children’s game.


–        Office & School Policies: Office culture varies, so be sure to research your workplace policy. Ask a trusted colleague about the ‘unwritten rules.’ Some offices encourage tasteful costumes, while others frown upon the practice.  Education policies vary, so don’t assume children may wear their costumes to school.  In many school districts across the nation, costumes are prohibited for safety reasons. Double check and don’t assume.


–         Stay Safe: Younger children should always be accompanied by parents or a designated chaperone. Older children and teens should trick or treat as part of a group.  Never enter someone’s home you don’t know, no matter how nice they seem.  Carry a flashlight and mobile phone.  Follow your intuition and if you have a bad feeling about something, avoid it.


(*These tips were shared, with permission, from Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide.)

Enter To Win! $1200 Thanksgiving Giveaway!



This is the time of year when access to extra cash is most welcome.  If you’re like me you like to decorate for Halloween, create delicious bites for Thanksgiving and treat those you hold dear to special gifts around the holidays. Wouldn’t it be fun to splurge this season? I bet $400 would help! Enter today for your chance to be one of 3 lucky winners of $400 in the $1200 Thanksgiving Cash Giveaway!

Do you have plans for Thanksgiving yet?  My lovely sister is hosting our family dinner again this year and I can’t wait. Her house is so beautiful and cozy. It rests on a bank of the Columbia River, so there’s plenty of bird watching and gorgeous sunsets.  And the food? Yes! I wear my stretchy-pants and work off the delicious food for weeks.  It’s all good!

While meat seems to take center stage for a Thanksgiving meal, I’ve always gravitated toward the side-dishes, especially the vegetables.  I found a recipe at Country Living I’d like to make this season:  Spicy Lemon Cauliflower

Photo credit:  Brian Woodcock
Photo credit: Brian Woodcock


Total Time: Prep: Level: Easy      Serves: 8


  • 2 heads cauliflower, sliced 1/2-in. thick
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 red Fresno chiles, sliced
  • 1 Meyer lemon, thinly sliced
  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • Parsley, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss together cauliflower, garlic, chiles, lemon, and oil on two rimmed baking sheets. Season with salt and pepper. Roast, stirring vegetables and rotating the pans once, until cauliflower is golden, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Serve topped with parsley.

Now for the $1200 Thanksgiving Cash Giveaway:

The giveaway is open WorldWide and ends on 11/25 @11:59PM! 

There will be 3 winners, each receiving $400 Cash.


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Peace Of Mind Tips In September

No review this time.  No giveaway to share.  I’m just checking in with you.  How are you?  Really?  It was an  interesting/stressful summer for our family and, with the beginning of the school year, the “interesting” twists keep on comin’!  I try to plan, I try to stay positive however, the anxiety (and annoyance) creeps in and I hate it.  How do you deal with anxiety? How do you create peace of mind?

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While I shared many giveaways in August — Many are still open!  Go check them out!  They are good! (in the ‘Search’ box in the upper right – the magnifying glass – type in Giveaway) — I’m going to switch gears for September and focus on ways to help the family.  I plan on sharing ways to help relieve stress, find freebies/deals so that more money stays in your wallet and tips on how to create a productive, calm homework environment.

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Now, I’m not saying I’ve mastered any of these things!  I’m searching for guidance in these areas and if I find info. that is worthy of exploring and sharing, I will.  I’m sure I’m not alone in looking for peace of mind, right?  I would love it if you would share in the comments below any advice/guidance that has helped you in relation to my posts topics.  It takes a village!

So, on we go!  Let’s help each of find Peace of Mind Tips in September.  On my current list of information to share I have free meals for children at a family-friendly restaurant, an on-line tool that will help kids with their English school work and an innovative anti-bullying app that helps the victim, and the bully, to a peaceful resolution.  It’s very interesting and has me excited!

I’m searching daily for ideas.  Help this list of tips grow!  Your comments will be very much appreciated.

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Father’s Day Sale and Giveaway – Gearbest.com!

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As my children and I peruse the internet, and actual aisles, for what to gift the special man in our lives for Father’s Day we’re overwhelmed. I mean, we’ve done this… many times… for many years. Sure, we could say ‘Been there, done that. What about a nice card?’ The thing is, we really enjoy marking these occasions, we feel it’s very important to honor those in our lives that support us, help us feel safe, make us laugh and are just good people. A very special ‘Thank You’ feels great!  With that said, I’ve found a site that offers great, innovative gifts that I’m sure will create smiles as well as memories – GearBest.com . Their special sale ends June 17th!!!  Father’s Day Sale and Giveaway – Gearbest.com!


The GearBest.com site is fun.  Check out this video:

Also, Gearbest.com is offering a great giveaway! 3 lucky Winners have the opportunity to choose:

  • http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_333257.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/monitoring-testing/pp_332023.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/smart-home/pp_197251.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_353799.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/movies-tv-dolls/pp_360062.html

Enter today! Good luck!

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With This Code Save 25% On A Photo Book With AdoramaPix!



I’m getting a little overwhelmed with the amount of pics I have stored on my laptop.  I need to get them into a book so we can all enjoy the memories!  Not just me during my computers screen saver down time.  Recently I discovered AdoramaPix and I’d like to share their quality, along with a 25% discount offering, with you!  (See below)

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their custom photo books display your captured memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Thick, durable, professional grade photo paper resists fading and ensures that your photos will be just as colorful for future generations. The binding is lay-flat, so even panoramic images can splash across two pages without any separation. Your memories deserve to live in a stylish, archival home with AdoramaPix photo books.


Are you organized with all of your lovely family photos in books to share with friends?  If so, good on you!  I need to get myself together and put our photos in books.  If you can have your photos look like a gorgeous photo, what a bonus!  Perhaps family far away would love a photo book to connect across the miles.  Use the promo code below to save 25% off your order through September 2015!


To save 25% off our square photo books (6×6,8×8,10×10,12×12). Use code: pxusfam25 Ends 09/30/2015 11:59 pm EST.


(*Disclaimer:  As a member of US Family Guide I am receiving a photo book in exchange for sharing this great deal with my lovely readers.)


Beach Health: Water, Comfortable Clothing and Sunscreen

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Every summer, millions of people will make their way to the beach. There is no denying the fact that the beach is one of the country’s favorite vacation destinations. However, it is important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying the warm water and abundance of sunshine. Here are some tips for staying healthy at the beach.

Drink plenty of water.
Some people tend to forget the importance of staying properly hydrated. The hot environment of the beach can cause a person to expel a substantial amount of moisture. In order to prevent dehydration, the body needs to have a steady supply of fresh water. If a person’s urine exhibits a darkened appearance, this is a tell-tale sign that they are experiencing mild dehydration.

Wear sunscreen.
Before heading out for the day, be sure to apply an adequate amount of sunscreen. Contrary to popular belief, individuals with darker skin tones still need to use sunscreen. An SPF of at least 15 will be suitable for most people. However, the people who have very fair skin may need to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30.

Wear comfortable clothing.
Most beach-goers tend to do a lot of walking. This means that it is a good idea to wear comfortable clothing at all times. Both adults and children need to select beachwear that does not restrict their movement.

Avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying a cold alcoholic beverage. However, avoid consuming entirely too much alcohol, especially in extreme hot weather.  Not only does being intoxicated impact a person’s judgment, but it could also lead to becoming ill.


What ways do you keep yourself healthy while enjoying the surf and sand?


Inexpensive Dinners To Take The Sting Out Of Tax Day

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Fast and Cheap Dinners For Your Family - Woman's Day - Ann Again and again Reviews

Fast and Cheap Dinners For Your Family - Woman's Day - Ann Again and again Reviews

From our friends at Woman’s Day come recipes that will take the hit of Tax Day away from our pocket book and give us more with our money. In the May issue of Woman’s Day, now on newsstands nationwide, you can find the most delicious tostadas to make for your hungry family. I have one picky eater that will have me adapting one of these recipes – but it can be done easily and I’m sure you’ll find ways to add your own spin to these recipes as well. You can’t beat the cost per servings for these high protein, healthy dishes. Happy Tax Day! (ugh, did I just type that?!)


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Active: 20 MIN, Total: 20 MIN, Serves: 4, Cost Per Serving: $1.35

Chili Chicken:

§ 2 tbsp olive oil

§ 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

§ 1 tsp hot paprika

§ ½ tsp ground cumin

§ ½ tsp chili powder

§ ¼ salt

§ 3 ½ cups shredded chicken

Directions – Part 1

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil and fresh lime juice.

2. Slowly stir in the hot paprika, ground cumin, chili powder and salt.

3. Add the chicken and toss to combine for the perfect taste!

Pineapple and Red Onion Relish:

§ 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

§ 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

§ ¼ salt

§ ¼ small pineapple (cored and cut into ½-in pieces)

§ ½ small red onion (thinly sliced)

§ ¼ cup small fresh cilantro leaves

§ 8 tostadas

Directions – Part 2

1. Prepare the chili chicken from above.

2. Next, in a medium bowl, whisk together the fresh lime juice, cayenne pepper and salt.

3. Add the pineapple and onion and toss to combine.

4. Fold in the cilantro leaves.

5. Lastly, top the tostadas with the chili chicken, the pineapple and the red onion relish.



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Active: 15 MIN, Total: 15 MIN, Serves: 4, Cost Per Serving: 92 cents


§ 4 plum tomatoes (cut into ¼-in. pieces)

§ 1 small jalapeño (finely chopped)

§ ½ small red onion (finely chopped)

§ 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

§ ¼ tsp salt

§ ¼ tsp pepper

§ ¼ fresh cilantro

§ 8 tostadas

§ 15-oz can refried beans (warmed)

§ Shredded romaine lettuce


1. To start, toss together in a medium bowl the plum tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, lime juice, salt and pepper. This will serve as your delicious pico de gallo!

2. Fold in the cilantro to add a little kick.

3. Top the tostadas with the refried beans, lettuce and the fresh pico de gallo.

4. Enjoy!

If you have delicious additions to these recipes please share in the comments. I would LOVE to try your suggestions and, I’m sure, our blog friends would to!


(*Disclosure: These recipes were provided by Woman’s Day and are shared with permission.)

Scavenger Hunt Family Fun with Urban Adventures Quest

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I’m looking for more family activities in and around my lovely city of Portland, OR and I think I’ve found something that will help create great family memories – a scavenger hunt with Urban Adventure Quest.

Family Fun!  Have your own Amazing Race scavenger hunt in your city!  Ann Again and again Reviews

Turn downtown Portland into a giant game board with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. This Smart Phone guided adventure lets you and your family experience the fun of the Amazing Race in 2-3 hours. Your team solves clues and completes challenges while learning about the city in a fun new way. This family friendly adventure is appropriate for ages 7-70 and is the perfect activity to get the family out and doing something together. Start on your schedule and play at your own pace.  These scavenger hunts happen all across the US.  Check their website to see if a gathering is happening near you!  Register on-line at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com Save $10 With Promo Code: USFAMILYBLOG

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Cost: $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promo Code: USFAMILYBLOG

When: Play anytime during daylight hours, you decide when to begin.

Save $10 with Promo Code: USFAMILYBLOG: http://www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com

Have you shared this experience with your family already?  Your friends?  If so, tell me how it was.  And if not, check it out and create some memories!

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Winter Family Fun – Creekside at Beaver Creek

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Ann Again and again Reviews - Colorado Vacation in Creekside at Beaver Creek

Who’s ready to go skiing? How about Snowboarding? It’s time for Winter family fun! Vacationers looking to leave everyday life behind and enjoy remarkable skiing and the grandeur of a modern alpine ski resort should head to Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Ann Again and again Reviews - Colorado Vacation in Creekside at Beaver Creek

Creekside at Beaver Creek is a luxury ski-in/ski-out property located within the heart of Beaver Creek village. Nestled right up against the bubbling Beaver Creek, guests are steps away from world-class restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. In the morning, you can ski right to the lifts and access nearly 1,900 acres of skiable terrain including immaculately groomed green cruisers to steep powder-filled Aspen groves and chutes. At the end of the day, after a relaxing dip in the hot tub, unwind in a comfortable two or three bedroom condominium, elegantly decorated to make oneself at home.

Ann Again and again Reviews - Colorado Vacation in Creekside at Beaver Creek

Ann Again and again Reviews - Colorado Vacation in Creekside at Beaver Creek







Whether you are visiting Colorado to ski/snowboard or just take in the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains, you’ll find your stay at Creekside at Beaver Creek a memorable one.


Book by Opening Day and Save up to 30%!

Ann Again and again Reviews - Colorado Vacation in Creekside at Beaver Creek

Book your winter 2013/2014 vacation to Creekside at Beaver Creek by the time the lifts start turning and save up to 30% off regular rates for the 2013/2014 ski season! (Beaver Creek opening day is Nov. 27, 2013)


(*Disclosure: I am a part of the US Family Guide Blog Network which provided me this information to share with you. )

The Polar Express Is Coming To The Mt. Hood Railroad – All Aboard!

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Polar Express Mt. Hood Railroad - Ann Again and again Reviews

Polar Express Mt. Hood Railroad - Ann Again and again Reviews

Hello my fellow Oregonians!  And All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS comes to life this holiday season as the Mt Hood Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket.


Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, THE POLAR EXPRESS magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip.

For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special POLAR EXPRESS gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ’s; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!

Dates and Times:

Nov 9-10, 16-17, 22-24, 27, 29-30

Dec 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 26-29

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

110 Railroad Ave. Hood River, OR



Family Fall Fun – The Maize At The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR

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Corn maize map The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR - Ann Again and again Reviews

Visiting  beautiful Sauvie Island just a few miles from the busy city center of Portland, OR is the perfect get away on a gorgeous Fall day.   There are so many things to see and do on Sauvie Island and today we visited The Pumpkin Patch to check out their fall labyrinth –The Maize.  Admission into the corn maize:  $7 for ages 13 +.  Ages 6-12 and Seniors is $5.00.

The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR.  Ann Again and again Reviews

Our oldest, Katie, is just fine with The Maize however, our youngest isn’t a fan of being lost in tall corn stalks so Lily made sure to check out the layout before entering.

The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR.  Ann Again and again Reviews

You can also scan a handy iPhone map, that was a nice relief for her too!

The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR.  Ann Again and again Reviews


The corn was high and the sunflowers were in perfect bloom.  Nothing to be afraid of in The Maize.

The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR.  Ann Again and again Reviews

The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR.  Ann Again and again Reviews









We made it through and had lots of fun.  Katie is ready to visit The Haunted Maize next, but she’s on her own with that one!  To find a corn maze near you visit:  TheMaize.com  


The Maize, The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island, OR - Ann Again and again Reviews

(*Disclosure:  We were guests of  The Maize to facilitate my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Deals For Fall Family Fun – Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and More!

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Deals On Fall Family Fun! Ann Again and again Reviews

 Deals On Fall Family Fun!  Ann Again and again Reviews

Ready for some Fall Festival Deals!  Just in time to get into the spirit of Fall and all it has to offer 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.  (If you don’t see a deal for a farm near you, check back!  This list will be updated :-> ).


Schnepf Farms – Queen City

Tolmachoff Farms– Glendale, AZ



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




Harvestmoon Farm– Masaryktown FL



Lane Southern Orchards – Fort Valley

Poppell Farms – Odum



Amazing Fall Fun – Waterloo

Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch – Lowell

Hobson’s Fun Farm – Rockville

Guffey Acres– Kokomo



All Seasons Orchard – Woodstock

Kuipers Family Farm – Maple Park

Odyssey Fun Farm – Tinley Park

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm – Lockport



CM Farms – Dry Creek



Farmer Charley’s Corn Maze Adventure – Monroe



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


New Jersey

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



The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch– Portland



Hurricane Hill Farm – Coatsville

Triple B Farms – Pittsburgh

Reillys Summer Seat Farm – Pittsburgh


Rhode Island

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms – Hope (Western Cranston)



Devine Acres Farm – Devine

Fiesta Farm – San Antonio

Yesterland Farm – Canton

South Texas Maize – Hondo

Dewberry Farm – Brookshire

Brazos Valley Maize– Brenham



Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest – Spanish Fork



Cows-N-Corn – Midland

Wayside Farm Fun – Berryville

Belvedere Plantation – Fredericksburg


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