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Delectable Designs Giveaway

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Giveaway ends October 5, at 11:59 p.m. mountain time.

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Quite possibly due to my extreme lack of patience
{it’s like it’s an ADHD symptom or something??}
getting to this giveaway has taken for.ev.er!

Okay, my impatience probably had something to do with the fact that I am so excited to introduce this brand spankin’ new product from Delectable Designs. I’ve blogged a bit about DD before–my sister-in-law Savannah is the woman behind this adorable shop. I’m dying to get some my hands on some of these skirts–but I’m being patient.
Haha. Right. Patient. 

Anyway, to celebrate getting to 100 Facebook likers, Delectable Designs and I have teamed up to give away this fabulous boutique boy product (Moms of boys, I command you to clap your hands and squeal in excitement. Right now!). (Moms of girls… read on, I haven’t forgotten you!) Darling products for boys can be so hard to find, because what is there? Another bow tie?? I was thrilled when Savannah showed me her newest product:

Super Hero Capes!

EEEK!! Okay, now I’m squealing with you. How cute is this? I can so picture little boys running around the backyards with their superhero capes on. The best part of this giveaway is that it’s being customized for you! That’s right, choose the letter you want on the back of the cape! This will be an awesome Halloween costume, Christmas gift, or anytime surprise for your little guy.

Savannah was brilliant in putting the velcro tabs on the neck–now your super hero doesn’t have to stop for Mom to put it on, he can do it himself! {And seriously, what super hero has time to wait for Mom?}

Now if you don’t have a little boy you love and adore in your life, you can enter to win two bows from Delectable Designs! {Or pick your little girl a cape of her own! Girls can be super heroes. I know, because I’ve seen The Incredibles. Speaking of which, check out this cute post on the super hero capes!} I have never seen bows like these before–and I have 3 girls! Your daughter will be the only girl on the playground sporting these bows. I have even been known to steal bows from my daughters now and then!

To enter the giveaway you need to:

1. Like Confessions of a Slacker Mom on Facebook (if you haven’t already)
and
2. Like Delectable Designs on Facebook.
and
3. tell me if you want the cape and the letter or if you want the bows

If you want even more entries, do any or all of these things:

  1. Follow Confessions of a Slacker Mom via Google Friend Connect
  2. Go to Delectable Designs website and tell me which is your favorite product
  3.  Share this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry, plus 1 entry per person who says “_________ sent me” on my Wall)
  4. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest (don’t use Pinterest? What? You will never have more fun wasting time!)
  5. Tweet this (one tweet a day = 1 entry each) “@iamaslackermom is having a #giveaway!”
  6. Follow @iamaslackermom on Twitter
  7. Purchase any item from Delectable Designs and let me know what you bought (so I can be jealous!) +10 entries
Leave one comment per entry or a total number of entries in one comment. Not both. :) Does that make sense??
Don’t forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner!

While you’re waiting… #freebies!

deals

Hey I’m going to have the giveaway up soon but until then…

thought I’d share a few fun offers with you! Sign up while you’re waiting for the giveaway. You are just waiting impatiently by your computer, right??
This is what I picture in my head. Don’t spoil it, okay?

Okay, first up is Daily Grommet. This is a fun twist to your standard “deal of the day” site. Each day they post “one new inventive product you’ve never heard of,” which is definitely unique. Today they are featuring a great deal on cookies for charity called “Baking for Good.” Um hello. Cookies + charity? I’m in! I’m betting you’ll find the coolest stuff for the holidays here!! Check it out:

Have you heard of ThredUp? I love this. I’m on a budget, and clothes for four kids? Even at Walmart it adds up sickeningly fast. The concept here is kind of “grab bag” fun. You sign up, and they send you priority mail boxes. Stuff them full of clothes, and list it online. You list the product, brands, sizes, whatever. Then someone buys your box and you set it out for the mail man. You literally never have to go to the post office for this. (I’m kind of anti-post office. And bank. But maybe that’s just me?) If you ship a box, you get to pick a box for free! If you’re saving clothes for the next kid, no problem. Each box is $5 plus $10.95 shipping. For $15 for a box crammed of clothes, this is a huge steal. Plus you declutter. And you don’t go to the post office. (Did I mention that?) They are having a promotion right now if you sign up, you get to choose your first box and just pay shipping!

Okay, another favorite of mine is ebates. This is the best for Christmas shopping. I try to do a lot of holiday shopping online because hello, shopping with kids defeats the purpose. :) Anyway, anytime you’re ready to buy online, you go to ebates. You click on the link that you want to shop at (i.e., Walmart or Best Buy), and it transfer you to the site. That’s it. You buy as normal, and it automatically credits you a percentage of your sale back into your pocket. Plus you can combine it with coupon codes or whatever as normal!

Oh, and like to peruse magazines? I do because I can read almost an entire article without getting interrupted. Definitely mama friendly! Anyway, BabyTalk magazine is giving out free subscriptions! Sign up, this will go quick!

I also love signing up for email promotions because you can get killer deals. For instance, I signed up to get emails from Chilis. Every few weeks they send me a new promotion. Just got an email for Kids Eat Free this Tuesdays and Wednesday! I love when eating out becomes affordable. As long as I can avoid the temptation of their molten chocolate cake, that is!

Right now Canvas People are giving away a free 8×10 (just pay shipping), or 40% off plus free shipping! This is awesome because who wants a little 8×10? I’ve been dying for a family portrait on canvas, and I don’t want a small little 8×10! I want something to go over the proverbial mantel (I just don’t have a fireplace.) This would be great for the grandma in your life!

 

Okay last thing: Toluna! I have been loving this. It’s really easy to make a few extra bucks here and there just by filling out surveys. If you’re not doing the laundry, you may as well be earning some cash for not doing it, right? Because that sounds like a pretty good excuse to me!

I think that’s all the special offers I have for you right now! Please remember, these are affiliate offers. This means that I get a small bonus when you sign up under these links, which helps keep this site running. It also offsets the time I spend making curriculum and posting about my life which I know you need. It’s like your daily cup of coffee, if you’re into that.

Check back soon… we should have a fabulous giveaway before your hubby gets home from work!

Dairy-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Dairy Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I was told recently that I don’t post enough pictures of my cute kids on my blog.
This person just happens to be the aunt of said cute kids who is always too busy to come and see said cute kids herself. Instead she needs me to provide photos.
Because she lives fifteen whole minutes away.

So I bring you…

Abigail’s first taste of ice cream frozen yogurt. This kid has seriously not had ice cream until this moment. What a deprived life! Stupid dairy allergies. :)

She thinks this stuff is pretty good… and lest you think that picture is a fake…
{because no mom in her right mind would give a toddler a bowl of frozen yogurt, a spoon, no bib, and say “here, try this!”}
I bring you the “after” picture:
{I’ve never claimed to be of sound mind on this blog. Pretty much the opposite.} 

But regardless of mess…

she is a cute kid.
Now, who agrees that certain aunts who live a slight distance away need to come and cuddle this kid, asap?

Dairy-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Adapted from: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
A smooth, creamy frozen yogurt that is totally dairy free.
Ingredients
  • ¾ c. vanilla soy milk (or plain)
  • ⅓ c. granulated sugar
  • 4 c. vanilla soy yogurt (or plain)
  • 18 oz. frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed
  • 1 t. vanilla (optional; omit if using vanilla soy milk or yogurt)
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the milk and granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the yogurt, strawberry puree, and vanilla.
  3. Pour mix into ice cream maker, mix according to manufacturer’s directions.
  4. Mix until soft-serve consistency.
  5. Transfer ice cream into a freezer bowl with lid and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  6. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy.

Here’s the ice cream maker we live and breathe by; use this affiliate link to help keep the Slacker Mom going and get ice cream out of the deal. Win-win situation here, folks.

Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool: J is for Jesus Died for Me

J is for Jesus Died for Me

Guess who is the lame one who totally had to check her own blog to see which letter I’m overdue for?
Me.
Then I had to go, “a, b, c, d, e,f, h,i,…j!”
If you haven’t guessed, it’s time for the newest letter in the free Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool curriculum:
J is for Jesus’ Miracles!

Wait. That’s not right.

J is for Jesus Died for Me. 
Did I not get enough sleep last night or something??
{Do I ever?}

This is such a sweet way to gently introduce your child to the concept of the Atonement. For those of you who are picking up these packets for Sacrament meetings and Family Home Evenings, this would be a great packet to pull out around Easter as well!

Nicole and I had a great time working through this packet. For our sensory bin this week we (she) practiced pouring items into jars like Jell-O, juice, and jellybeans. {Stay tuned, I’ll be switching up the way we do sensory bins in October and I can’t wait to share with you!} I even took pictures of this activity but my camera is upstairs and I’m too lazy tired to go get it and upload the pictures.
{Ah, the honesty. Refreshing, isn’t it?}

Don’t forget to grab the Walk Beside Me LDS Preschool schedule! If you’re new here, check out the FAQ Page. And please, don’t forget to browse through the Walk Beside Me Store as a small percentage of the proceeds goes towards me and this curriculum!

 

Perspective {slacker style}

I picked up my cute little nieces the other morning to watch for a few hours while my older kids are in school. They are just older than my two (four and two; my girls are three and one), so it makes for a noisy, dramatic, fun day. It also gives me a little more free time as they entertain each other.

That morning, as I rolled out of bed in need of a shower, but far too late to take one, I made the bold decision to leave the house as-is. I try to at least wear jeans for the school drop off on the chance that I need to exit the car for some reason (i.e., Rebecca leaves her backpack in the car). I knew if I took the effort to get dressed, I wouldn’t take the effort to get undressed later to get into the shower.
{Don’t judge, it’s a lot of work, and I have like, a lot of kids.} 

Fortunately, I didn’t need to get out of the car at the school, so I made the short drive to my sister-in-law’s house. My sister-in-law is gorgeous, and super talented. She’s the lady behind:

a fabulous boutique that I’ll be doing a giveaway with as soon as I reach 100 likers on Facebook! So I was feeling a little self conscious as I walked up to her door.

She opened the door and laughed.

Okay, but she laughed because I wasn’t all dressed up at 8:30 in the morning, as I usually (attempt) to be. She and her husband, who works from home, were still in pajamas. Apparently she was excited to see me not make the effort!

Isn’t that funny? The few extra minutes I spend on the mornings I pick her kids up, putting on a little mascara and maybe (oooh!) foundation, make her feel bad because she’s still in her pajamas. Had I not needed to leave my house and knew I would be interacting with an adult human, I wouldn’t have gotten dressed for hours! And makeup is doubtful at any time of day. I’m always so worried about impressing others, but sometimes it’s nice to know people like me even though they know I’m a mess of an adult!

What about you? Do you work harder than you need to {or should?} at impressing others? And hello, don’t you want to win a fabulous goodie from Delectable Designs?

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