Char-Broil Classic Gas Grill or $300 Amazon Card Giveaway

Happy Monday!

Today you can enter to win a Char-Broil Classic Gas Grill with Side Burner ($299 value) or a $300 Amazon gift card!

Grill Giveaway

If Monday’s are not quite your thing, this giveaway just might make it a little better.  You can enter to win a Char-Broil Classic Gas Grill that will make your dinners a little more fun to create.  If you do not like cooking outside, you can choose a $300 Amazon gift card instead.  Hello, shopping fun!!!!  I could definitely see someone having some fun with either prize.

Make sure you enter the giveaway below to be entered for a chance to win either prize.  Good luck!  And have a great rest of the day!


Giveaway: Eligible to one (1) winner residing in one of the 48 contiguous states. Must be 18 years of age to enter giveaway. Starts 12 am 7/14/2014 (EST time) and ends 12 am 7/21/2014 (EST time). To enter the giveaway, you must participate in at minimum, one of the listed entries in the widget and an email address must be provided. Winner will be announced via email and must respond within 24 hours of deliverance. Failure to respond will forfeit your chance in winning and a new winner will be chosen. Please be advised items may appear different from the photo shown. The persons participating in this giveaway are not held responsible for missing/broken items received by the winner. Good luck and thank you for your entries.

Amazon + Samsung + Google Play Giveaway

Today we are celebrating Mandy’s birthday with a fun giveaway that she put together and is hosting with an awesome group of bloggers.   Mandy writes a fun food blog called Mandy’s Recipe Box.  Please make sure to visit her page today and wish her a very Happy Birthday!  Also enter the giveaway by following all the buttons in the rafflecopter below.
Be sure to visit these awesome bloggers who are joining in the giveaway!

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Mother’s Day Giveaway


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Mother’s Day is in just a few weeks.  How would you like to win $300 to use towards pampering yourself with whatever you like?  Or how would you like to win a gift card to surprise someone else with?

Today I am teaming up with some awesome blog friends to bring you this giveaway for anAmazon gift card for $300.  Make sure you enter the rafflecopter below.  I know everyone could use this money for something fun and exciting.


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Outdoor Gas Grill Giveaway


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Summer is coming quickly!  I know with the crazy weather we have had around here, that might be hard to believe.  But in just a few short weeks, the weather is going to heat up, and I don’t know about in your house, but in ours that usually means grilling out for dinner.

Today I am so excited to join with Carrian from Oh, Sweet Basil, Lowe’s, and a group of awesome blog friends for this amazing grill giveaway.  Carrian is celebrating her birthday with a week of giveaways on her blog, so make sure you check out all the fun ones she has going on over there.


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BruCrew Top Ten

Here we are at Friday again.  I’m telling you now that school is in, and we are busy every night with practices and games, the weeks are flying by.  It has only been 3 weeks since school started, but for some reason it feels like 3 months.  I guess that is good that we have gotten into a routine.  Now if only I could get that meal time dinner schedule going better…any ideas for me are much appreciated.  Now let’s get to the Top 10 things for this week.

1.  First Day of School Pics – yes, it was 3 weeks ago, but nobody saw it then because I’m a slacker and didn’t do it on IG like everyone else….so I’m sharing my cute kiddos here today.  I can’t believe I have a 9th, 6th, and 4th grader already!


2.  Hahahaha!  Bring on all things pumpkin!  I am so ready!!


3.  I broke into the pumpkin last week…and I haven’t looked back yet.  My plan is to eat pumpkin every week for the next 4 months :-)  Salted Caramel Pumpkin Lattes every day!!!


4.  This Salted Caramel Pumpkin Bread is what caused me to begin pumpkin baking in August.  I seriously want that whole loaf for myself!!


 5.  Bailey’s Coffee Creamer…the best way to  make your coffee happy.  I was so excited to receive these three flavors in the mail.  Coffee with a good creamer first thing in the morning helps get me going.  I am slightly partial to the Mudslide.


6.  I am seriously dying over this Pecan Crusted French Toast!  It looks stinking amazing!!!


7.  Two coffee dates in two weeks with two cute kiddos.  Love!

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 8.  I love accessories.  I love accessories that are affordable even more.  These necklaces came from Gordmans and each one was only around $10.  Then my daughter and I were shopping at the mall and found these earrings at Icing for $2 a pack.  Even if they only last a few months, it was totally worth it.  Those teal feather ones are my absolute favs right now.

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9. Sweet & Salty S’mores…loving this fun idea to make  s’mores with Ritz crackers.


10.  Throwback time!!!  I was looking through some old scrapbooks and found this one of me with the very first pie I ever made.  Baking is just a part of me I guess.  And I am totally loving that my littlest guy looks just like me.  He is definitely my little mini me.



Stay up to date on all the BruCrew baking here:


I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend relaxing and enjoying your families.
We will be eating pizza, watching movies, and headed out to see family on Labor Day.  It will be a good weekend.


*We received Bailey’s Creamer for review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

Back to School with an iMac Giveaway

It’s back to school everywhere I look. New clothes, new pens and pencils, new shoes, new backpacks…how would you like a new computer too? Do I have a giveaway offer for you then! One lucky winner is going to take away an iMac and a San Diego vacation. How crazy cool is that?!?

Back to School with an iMac Giveaway!

Step 1: Pin the image above.

Isn’t this the best prize package ever? I sure wish I could win, but since I can’t…I will be cheering for all of you as you enter.

The iMac: 21 .5-inch: 2.7GHz iMac with 2.7GHz quad-core, Intel Core, i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, 8GB (two 4GB) memory, 1TB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M with 512MB

San Diego Vacation: Get Away Today is offering a 2 night San Diego hotel stay, and 2 adult tickets of the winner’s choice to SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, or the safari park. If you book the package in October, kids are free! This package is valued at $500-600 dollars. The package is subject to availability and must be used by October 2014.

All you have to do to win, is follow the directions below. You are sure to find some new blogs to read. These girls are crazy awesome, and I love everything they post and pin. I know you will love them too.

Step 2: Follow all the bloggers listed below on Pinterest.
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Step 3: Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. For additional entries, follow some awesome new blogs on Facebook!

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Thank you to Get Away Today for providing the trip. The package is subject to availability and must be used by October 2014.

Mother’s Day Mixer Giveaway

How would you like to win a Kitchen Aid Mixer for your mom this year?mothers_day_kitchenaid_mixer_giveawayMy favorite appliance in my kitchen is definitely my Kitchen Aid mixer.  My husband surprised me with it for my birthday about 10 years ago.  I use it for everything!!!!

Want to make brownies, cupcakes, frosting, or cheesecake?  This mixer will help you have it in the oven in such a short time.  You will never have to worry about lumps or having sore arms from hand mixing.  This mixer does it all.  Here are a few of my favorite desserts that I have made using my mixer.
Banana Split Cheesecake
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Today I am joining up with some of my blog friends to bring you this fun giveaway.  Check out the rafflecoptor below to see how you can win one.  It’s up to you who you will give it to if you win :-)

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Things I Love – Olay CC Cream Total Effects Moisturizer

Every morning and night I wash my face and apply a moisturizer.  It has been a routine that I have been doing since I was in high school.

About a year ago I started using a BB cream under my normal powder.  I really love the difference it makes in my complexion.  So, I was really excited to hear about the Olay CC Cream Total Effects Moisturizer.  It has tone correcting abilities that create a flawless finish with sunscreen built in.

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One thing that I remember growing up was that my mom always used Olay products.    Moisturizing and taking care of her skin was always a priority.  As I have gotten older, I am thankful for that routine that she instilled in me.  Washing and moisturizing are a daily routine that I follow, and that I am instilling in my daughter now.
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When my box of Olay CC Cream arrived, I was impressed at how pretty the bottle of moisturizer was.  The fun swirl makes me smile every morning when I use it.  I have been using the moisturizer for about 3 weeks and I am very happy with the results.  The cream dries weightless.  I really feel like I am not wearing any thing.  That is a truly a sign of a great product.


So far I really don’t have that many lines that I could say have disappeared or diminished, but I know that the vitamins are keeping my skin youthful looking.

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I love the formula that they use in this product.  AA (anti-aging) + BB (beauty balm) = CC (color and correction)  I chose the fair to light shade, and I like how well it blends into my skin.  The slight tint in the formula gives my skin a small shade of color.  It also leaves a dry, nice finish that I can top with my regular powder.  The long term benefits of using a cream with anti-aging qualities is that it will help reduce those fine lines that will start to show up as I get older.


Total Effects fights the 7 signs of aging of:
Fine lines and wrinkles: reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven Tone: balances and helps even out tone
Age Spots: reduces appearance of discoloration
Gentle Exfoliation: Improves surface cell turnover
Dryness: provides nourishing moisturization
Moisture Barrier: strengthens skin’s natural defense against moisture loss
Luminosity: recaptures youthful luminosity


Has anyone else tried this product or have any beauty tips they would like to share?


To learn more about the product follow here:

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The Olay Total Effects product, information, and gift pack were provided by Olay. No compensation was received. All opinions of the product are my own.  NOTE: Olay does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blogsite.

Celebrate the New Year with an iPad giveaway!

It is officially the New Year.  Time for new resolutions, new routines, new goals, and new friends.  This month I have teamed up with 9 other fabulous bloggers to offer an iPad to one fabulous reader.  It is our appreciation for you…the readers…that has us wanting to say thank you with this great gift.

Thank you so much for the time you spend with each of us every day, the thoughtful comments you share,  and the encouragement you give us to keep blogging.  We really couldn’t do it without you.

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Grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a few minutes.  Check out some of the other blogs that are on this list.  You may find some new ones you want to read every single day.  I would recommend adding all of them because these girls are completely and totally awesome.  They are fun, sweet, friendly, and definitely know how to share some pretty amazing looking food.  Go ahead and check out the rafflecopter below.  You only need to leave a comment here telling me what app you will download first to be entered in the giveaway, but you have another 30 ways to gain more entries.  That’s kind of a lot and totally worth it huh?

The giveaway will run from today until January 15th at 11:59 pm.  It is open to US and Canada addresses only.

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Christmas Cheer Giveaway!

To ENTER the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter widget below. It does take a few moments to load at times, so please give it a moment. You MUST leave a comment to be eligible, and you can earn a bonus entry for following the blogs listed below on Facebook. It is really easy to earn extra entries, so we have a bunch of different ways to enter- and check out some fabulous new blogs when you do! 

(please note if you enter via a bonus entry, they will be verified should you win). 

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