Chuggington Fire Patrol Rescue Day Giveaway


In honor of Chuggington Fire Patrol Rescue Day,” and to help keep your family and young trainees safe all year-round, here are some important tips from Firechugger Asher and the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Asher says, “Plan ahead!

Create a home escape plan so every member of your family knows what to do and where to go if there’s a fire. Designate a meeting spot, such as a tree or mailbox, that’s a safe distance from the home. And practice your home fire drill both at night and during the day.

  • Asher says, “Stop a fire before it starts!”

Keep matches and lighters out of sight and out of reach from children. Store them up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or drawer. It’s also important to teach kids that lighters and matches are tools for adults only and that they should tell a grown-up if they see these items lying around.

  • Asher says, “Cool it in the kitchen!”

Always keep an eye on the stove while you’re cooking, and use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on. Create a “kid-free zone” around the stove as well as areas where hot food and drinks are prepared. And make sure to keep anything that can catch fire, including oven mitts and towels, away from hot appliances!

  • Asher says, “Sound the alarm!

Smoke detectors are a key part of a home fire escape plan. Make sure to install smoke detectors on every floor of the home, especially inside and outside bedrooms. Don’t forget to test all smoke alarms at least once a month!

  • Asher says, “Stay low and stay out!

If, during a fire, you have to escape through smoke, get low, go under the smoke and close the doors behind you as you leave each room. It’s crucial to remind children that, once outside, they should never go back inside for anything, including pets or toys. It’s best to wait to call the fire department until you get outside and are a safe distance away from the fire.

Asher says, “Follow these blazin’ safety tips and you’ll be in control and ready to roll if there’s ever a fire.”

In celebration of Chuggington Fire Patrol Rescue Day, enter to win a Chuggington prize pack that includes DVD, Chuggington toy train, junior fire sticker badges and helmet:


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Deadline for entries is Friday April 17th at 12:01 am EST.  The winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.  By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to my terms of use and giveaway rules.


Chuggington Fire Patrol Rescue

Sound the alarm! The Chuggers are back with trainloads of horn-honking, fire safety-themed fun and exciting adventures in “Fire Patrol Rescue,” the latest release in the popular Chuggington DVD collection! This brand new title has been released today, March 31st and is available for purchase in stores and online, just in time to fill those Easter baskets. 

In “Fire Patrol Rescue,” its up to the Chuggers to put their skills ot the  test and save the day in Chuggington.  Wilson sets out on fire patrol duty with his new friend, Asher, and learns how to use a fire hose; a friendly contest is held between Chug Patrol and Speed Fleet; Hodge finds himself in a high-rise jam and all the Chuggers practice emergency drills at the roundhouse!  In these six action packed episodes, Wilson, Asher, Brewster and their friends, along with young trainees at home, learn age appropriate fire safety lessons and discover the importance of community service and working together.

Shaw’s Flyer + Coupon Match Ups 4/3-4/9

Here is the preview for next week’s Shaw’s ad starting Friday. To view the Shaw’s flyer scan, go here.

3 Day Sale-Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

Center Cut Pork Loin Chops $1.99/lb, 3 lbs+

Land O Lakes Butter $1.99, Limit 2
-.50/1 HERE
=.99 after coupon doubles

Jumbo North Atlantic Sea Scallops $13.99/lb

Golden Ripe Pineapple $1.77

Friendly’s Ice Cream $1.99, Limit 4

Scott 12 Roll Bath Tissue $5.99, Limit 1
-.75/1 SmartSource 3/8
=$4.49 after coupon doubles

Scott 8 Roll Paper Towel $5.99, Limit
-.75/1 SmartSource 3/8
=$4.49 after coupon doubles

New England Coffee Bags $2.99, Limit 4

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Market Basket Flyer + Coupon Match Ups 3/29-4/4


Here’s what you can find for deals in this week’s Market Basket flyer / ad. To view this week’s actual Market Basket flyer scan, go here. This ad is good from 3/29 through 4/4

Meat & Seafood:

Carando Spiral Ham $1.99/lb
Bottom Round Roast $4.99/lb
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops $2.49/lb


Willowbrook Farms Fancy Turkey Breast $3.99/lb
Our Own Vienna Bologna $2.99/lb
Hoffmann’s Super Sharp Cheese $4.99/lb

Krakus Imported Ham $4.99/lb
-$1/1 HERE
=$3.99 for 1 lb after coupon


Tender Green Beans $1.29/lb
Idaho Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.99
Golden Ripe Pineapples 2/$5

Marzetti Dip 2/$5
-.60/1 SmartSource 3/15
-.75/1 HERE
=as low as $1.75 after coupon

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Overnight Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal {Crockpot Recipe}

I am a lazy cook. But yet, I like to eat. So, thus I have been in a serious relationship with my crockpot for the last 13 years.  I was doing my regular grocery shopping and grabbed a bag of what I thought was regular oatmeal, it turns out its steel cut oats.  Hmmm…this is a foreign food to me, what the heck do I do with it?  I look at the back of the package and voila, there is a recipe for crockpot steel cut oats. Perfect. Of course I jazzed up the recipe a bit to add some flavor and the results were AH-MAZING!


Overnight Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

3 cups water
1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1 cup steel cut oats
2 apples, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Place all ingredients into a greased crockpot.

Cover with lid and cook on low for 7 hours.

Makes about 4 servings.

Recipe variations: You can add a sweetener of your choice such as brown sugar or maple syrup, nuts, dried fruit, etc. Feel free to change up the spices to suit your tastes, I am not a fan of allspice so I used ginger.


#SpringIntoCarters and Refresh Your Kid’s Wardrobe

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation.”


Spring is slow to arrive here in New England, but that isn’t stopping me from willing it to come.  To get started on my mission to welcome Spring, I shopped for some new clothing for my son at the Carter’s store.  The bright colors and adorable Spring outfits including shorts, t-shirts and dresses are sight for sore (winter) eyes for sure. For girls, they also have adorable dresses and rompers in bright colors and florals.  For boys, the classics are back with a new twist and lots of coordinating casual and dress-up outfits to chose from.


How cute are these rompers?! And at just $7, they are a fashion bargain.


I love that many of the Carter’s clothing pieces can be mixed and matched, creating many different outfit combinations. One of the outfits I got for my son is versatile, he can wear the t-shirt alone or on cooler Spring days he can layer it with this super cute plaid shirt. I love the saying on the tee: Awesome is state of mind! Another reason to love Carter’s is that their clothing is age appropriate, yet still fashionable.


I also shopped early for some summer must haves, ensuring that I have the best selection to chose from. Carter’s has some super cute kids swimwear that have matching accessories like towels, hats and sunglasses.  If your family is headed on vacation to warmer climates or if you just want to ready for summer, you can get them a fresh new wardrobe of tank tops, shirts and shorts too.

As a mom, I appreciate Carter’s because of the quality of clothing they offer at such good values.  What’s even more exciting is that starting March 26th through April 5th, the entire Carter’s store is having a 50% off sale! The perfect opportunity to stock up on Spring styles and to outfit your kiddos for Easter. As an added bonus you can use this 20% off coupon to save even more! Happy shopping!


What’s New From Stonyfield

As a Stonyfield YoGetter, I get the distinct pleasure of sampling the newest (and super delish!) products from Stonyfield.  I have been a Stonyfield customer for at least 10 years and love it when they come out with new products and new flavors.  Check out what deliciousness they have come out with now:


Oh My Yog!

Organic tri-layer  yogurt that has a cream top layer, followed by a honey-infused yogurt layer and last but not least, a deep layer of fruit or vanilla at the bottom!  And wait…get a load of these palette boredom-busting flavors: Wild Quebec Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, Gingered Pear, Orange Cranberry, Madagascar Vanilla Bean and Pacific Coast Strawberry.

Greek & Chia

Stonyfield Organics’ tasty Greek yogurt with the omega-3 powerhouse chia seeds added in and you have a nutritional grand slam! With 12 grams of protein and 500 mg of omega-3s you are fueling your body and brain with deliciousness! Available in Blood Orange, Blueberry, Pear (my fav!) and Red Berries.


Often on the go? Instead of reaching for another boring granola bar, why not fill your tummy with something that will make feel full longer and give you lasting energy with Stonyfield’s OP organic protein smoothies.  Gluten free, organic and with 15 grams of protein to fuel your body, you cannot go wrong. Available in strawberry, vanilla and chocolate.

I am a Stonyfield YoGetter and receive products samples and/or compensation as a thank you for sharing Stonyfield news and products with my readers.


Shaw’s Flyer + Coupon Match Ups 3/27-4/2

Here is the preview for next week’s Shaw’s ad starting Friday. To view the Shaw’s flyer scan, go here.

3 Day Sale-Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

Perri Sausage $2.88

Lobster Tails 3/$12

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna .88, Limit 4

Russet Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.49

Sargento Shredded Cheese $1.77, Limit 4
-.50/1 HERE
=.77 after coupon doubles

Edy’s Ice Cream $1.99, Limit 2

Maxwell House Coffee $5.99 [Read more…]

Demoulas Market Basket Flyer Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 3/22-3/28


Here’s what you can find for deals in this week’s Market Basket flyer / ad. To view this week’s actual Market Basket ad scan, go here. This ad is good from 3/22 through 3/28

Meat & Seafood:

Boneless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb
Pork Tenderloin $2.99/lb
Boneless NY Strip Sirloin $5.49/lb


Market Basket Bacon $1.99
Thin’n Trim Ham $4.99/lb
Imported Swiss Cheese $4.59/lb

Jennie-O Turkey Breast $3.99/lb
-$1/1 HERE
-.55/1 HERE
=$2.99 for 1 lb after coupon

Butterball Turkey Bacon $1.39
-.75/1 HERE
=.64 after coupon


McIntosh Apples 3 lb bag $1.99
Zucchini .99/lb
Greenhouse Beefsteak Tomatoes .99/lb

Fresh Express Baby Blends $1.99
-$1/2 HERE
=$1.49 each after coupon
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Maple Syrup Season

Its mid-March and that means one thing (other than mud) here in New England, its maple syrup season! Here in New Hampshire we have Maple Month & Weekends in March and early April, where the maple syrup producers welcome the public to come and appreciate all things maple. For details and participating sugar houses, visit the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association’s website.

Its become a family tradition that we visit two local sugar houses in our area, Connolly Brothers and Ben’s Sugar Shack.  Each of these sugar houses have their own unique flair.


The first one, Connolly’s is located on a family dairy farm in rural Temple, NH. Connolly’s is known for their farm fresh raw milk and INCREDIBLE ice creams, which you can both purchase in their self-service farm store.  But they also have their own sugar house where if you want to experience a real New England yankee maple operation, this is the place to go.  What I love about this location is that they are super relaxed and welcoming.  You can even take a tour of the dairy barn and get up and close to the cows.

At Ben’s Sugar Shack you can take a hay ride, sample maple cotton candy and have yourself breakfast or lunch with several maple themed offerings like maple baked beans and fresh blueberry pancakes.


If you don’t live in New Hampshire, other New England states also host their own Maple events.  In Maine, they have Maple Sunday, which is on March 22nd.  In Massachusetts, they have Maple Weekend, which is March 21st & 22nd. In Vermont they have an open house weekend on March 28th & 29th.

Digital Media Academy

Believe it or not, summer is quickly approaching. This means that the kiddos will be home from school and bored out of their minds, driving you crazy. Its important to keep your kids active and engaged in activities that they love and that are an educational benefit over the long summer break. If your child has showed interested in anything technology related, be sure to look into the Digital Media Academy. Founded at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is ranked as one of the ten best summer camps in the world.

Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, film making, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences taught by industry experts and tech professionals.

Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more. Give your teen a pre-collegiate experience or build a child’s confidence through project-based learning.

25 locations at top universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. But hurry, camps are filling fast! Register early to save $$$ and stay off the wait list. Code: TECHFUN15

Call 1(866)656-3342 to speak with a Guest Service Representative or email at Mention the US Family Guide Special Offer

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