Thursday, December 18, 2014

Omaha Steaks Offers a Tasty Holiday Meal And Great Gifts For Anyone On Your List

Disclosure: Omaha Steaks has provided me with the following product for a review on my blog. I was not paid for this article. All opinions of Omaha Steaks & the products are my own.

OK~ I will admit it I had never had an Omaha Steak up until a couple days ago and let me tell you, these steaks are awesome! Do you still need to get a last minute gift for someone on your list? Several amazing, tasty gifts are available through Omaha Steaks that are guaranteed to make someone's holiday a little extra special. And it's important to note, that Omaha Steaks offers much more than just steaks.

Our family recently dined on 5 oz. Triple Trimmed® Filet Mignons accompanied with stuffed baked potatoes and green beans. It's important to note, that if you are not 100% satisfied with your Omaha steaks, the good folks over at Omaha Steaks will replace or refund your order.

This 5 oz. Triple Trimmed® Filet Mignon was absolutely amazing! We tend to bake our steaks with a copy cat recipe of a local steakhouse from Debbie's Midwestern Kitchen. The recipe consists of butter and some amazing seasonings, check it out here! We have been buying our filets from a local meat shop, which have been very good. I must tell you that Omaha Steaks really surprised my whole family, as there was even a muttering of, "These steaks are very tender." I knew at that point that the rest of my family felt the same way I did about these Omaha steaks, they were amazing!

We have gotten into the habit of growing a lot more fresh vegetables in our garden the past couple years and we do still have potatoes, so these stuffed baked potatoes were a nice surprise. One of my boys, that does not like baked potatoes, ate every last bit of this one! That to me, says that these stuffed baked potatoes rocked!

The green beans were seriously as good as garden, fresh green beans.

These green beans were very colorful, which is a "must" in my book and they were crunchy, not mushy! They were just as though they had been freshly harvested. These filets, stuffed baked potatoes and green beans made an amazing meal. These three items combined would be a fantastic Christmas dinner or any other special family meal.

The Party Pack makes an ideal gift for your friends at the office. Check out this spread!

You’ll be ready to serve up a festive celebration with crunchy, easy-to-prepare Coconut Shrimp, which go perfectly with our Apricot Mango Wasabi Sauce. Round out your appetizer table with Omaha Steaks All Beef Meatballs and the Chef’s Sampler featuring flavorful Salame Toscano, Salame Sopressata and Italian Dry Salame.
  • This one package is perfect for a party; add some cheese, fruit, beverages and you’re ready to go!
  • You can serve the shrimp for dinner, take the meatballs to the office and wrap up the salames as a hostess gift.
  • The Apricot Mango Wasabi Sauce blends the sweetness of apricots and mango with the kick of wasabi. You can use it for a dipping sauce for shrimp or egg rolls, or the base for stir fry. Also pairs well with pork chops, mahi mahi and chicken.
There is no reason for anyone to have a boring dinner this holiday season when Omaha Steaks are available. From your family dinner to the office gifts, Omaha Steaks has you covered. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this product with all of you, as it is one meal that my family cannot wait to dine on again! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sol Republic TRACKS AIR Headphone Review And Giveaway

OK~ I recently had the opportunity to review a pair of Sol Republic TRACKS AIR headphones and let me tell you, these rock! Our home is filled with more than a pair of headphones and we did not have a pair of these in the house, so it was a perfect item to review.

They arrived in a nice, sturdy box and it did not take long to open them up and try them out! The best part of TRACKS AIR headphones, they come with a 100 day guarantee, yes, you read that correct! I also travel a lot and found that these are great to travel with. I recently spent a full day of air travel and these kept going all day long, kind of cool, huh?

From hanging around the house, sitting at the computer, to listening to music on a plane, Sol Republic has you covered when it comes to TRACKS AIR headphones! I, of course, ventured a little ways from the computer as you know I am a multi-tasked and the music was crisp and clear. They were also comfy on my ears, I'm a little fussy when it comes to something sitting on my ears, and these passed the test! After all, I've never had a pair of blue toothed wireless headphones and these are amazing!

Here's a few features that you should know about:

  • Tracks AIR delivers incredible sound without the wires for up to 150 feet
  • A2 Sound Engines provide powerful sound with clear highs and deep, richly detailed bass
  • Dual-device connectivity allows you to seamlessly swap from your tablet to your phone
  • Take calls with ease using the built-in, crystal clear, noise reduction dual microphones
  • Listen to music or take calls in seconds with EasyPair™ Bluetooth® and NFC compatibility
  • Customize your Tracks AIR with interchangeable, electronically enhanced PowerTrack™ headbands
  • SonicSoft™ Speaker Pads let you enjoy your music in comfort for hours

And here's the other cool thing about this- one of you will win your own pair of these amazing headphones!

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only.

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*I did receive one pair of Sol Republic TRACKS AIR Headphones for review purposes and as always, the opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Azure Naturals Skin Care Combo Giveaway


Azure Naturals Skin Care Combo Giveaway

Prize: 3 winner will receive~ 1 bottle of Professional Strength Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum & 1 bottle of Professional Strength Ultimate Vitamin C Skin Repair Serum

Sponsored By: Azure Naturals

Hosted By: Heartbeats~ Soul Stains

Co-Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy And; Life in a House of Testosterone

Thank you to all the bloggers who are helping to promote this giveaway!

Catalyze and renew your skin with this powerful combination of Azure Naturals ULTIMATE VITAMIN C and ULTIMATE RETINOL. ULTIMATE VITAMIN C is the Fastest Working and Most Effective Vitamin C Serum Available, 22% Vitamin C + 11% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Vitamin E + 1% Ferulic Acid + Organic Aloe + Amino Complex + Organic Jojoba Oil. ULTIMATE RETINOL is the most advanced Retinol product currently available. We have designed a delivery system that allows very high strength 2.5% Retinol to be used around the eyes and even by people with sensitive skin. You can read Debbie from Heartbeats~ Soul Stains full review here.

If you are looking for a new skin care routine, this one may be for you. If you are like me, those wrinkles make life a little interesting. A little serum can often do wonders!

Let's get the fun started and be ONE of THREE Lucky Winners!


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The North Iowa Bloggers Visit Webster City, Iowa

OK~ So the North Iowa Bloggers and I packed up our cars and headed to Webster City for an adventure. And I kid you not, Webster City did not disappoint. We were greeted with kringla and all sorts of baked goodies at SOS Vintage of Webster City. The Mayor of Webster City, Doug Getter shared how strong community support is in Webster City and that was quite evident upon our arrival. A nice variety of shops lined Main Street and we quickly learned from store owners that the community supports "local" and believes in what Webster City is all about. A huge thank you to Webster City for hosting us on this day!

Deb Brown, Webster City's Chamber Director, was our tour guide for the day. In case you don't know who Deb is, I'd suggest you read her blog, Need a Little Advice! Deb has been a friend of mine for several years and I have watched her embrace social media and literally change communities for the better. She is a community supporter and is a connector.

A stop into Gilbert Jewelers got us all in the Christmas spirit. And the store windows here were absolutely stunning!

Classic Carpet and Interiors offered a nice selection of holiday decorations, traditional home décor, floor coverings, furniture and even bedding! The R Company served up mimosas and shared their story. Talk about a fun place to purchase higher end consignment clothing, with fun accessories and great customer service.

The Produce Station Pottery was one of the first shops that I stumbled upon when I came into town. I thought to myself, "I hope we get to go there." Talk about a fun pottery studio, check this out!

The pottery in this studio was amazing! It's no secret that I am not a huge fan of art, but the older I get the more I appreciate it. This shop inspired me. We were even served mug cakes- how cool is this?

Osweilers Fashions is a women's clothing store with clothing designed for the teenager to the retired lady. The outfits were fun, colorful and came in a wide variety of sizes. If there's one thing that stood out about Osweilers Fashions it was the fact that they offered excellent customer service. They specialize in completing an outfit for you. If you struggle with finding the right accessories to complete an outfit, the employees in this store will make sure you look awesome when you leave with your purchase.

Stony Creek Landscapes is a design gallery that will give your yard a whole new makeover or just a partial one if you choose. The design ideas you will find here will set your yard apart from everyone else. From unique garden sculptures to shrubs, they have you covered.

The Grid Iron Grill  served up fried pickles, chicken sandwiches, french dips, burgers and just about anything else you can find in a local sports bar. The sports memorabilia throughout the restaurant was fun to look at.

The Jane Young House and Kendall Young Library were two other stops on our visit to Webster City. We were taken back to the 1800's and learned about the history of these two historical sites in town.

Heart 'N Home offered scarf tying lessons for all of us.

Are you embracing the new fashion trend of sporting a scarf? If not, you probably should be, as they are everywhere! This fun shop was home to sweaters, scarves, wall décor, Christmas decorations, and about anything else that you can imagine for you and/or your home.

A stop at the inTANDEM Workspace intrigued all of us bloggers. As entrepreneurs, we all appreciate a workspace for folks that are looking for their "own" space, outside of their home. From a daily pass of $10 to use this space, there's a space here for you and whatever it is that you like to do. Beth Ann of It's Just Life, Jeni of JeniEats, Donna of, Alicia of Fit & Farm, and Amy of Modern Rural Living accompanied me on this fun day in Webster City!

Stay tuned.... as I'll have more to share about Webster City in the next few days! A special thank you to the Webster City Chamber of Commerce for hosting the North Iowa Bloggers on Saturday, December 13, 2014. It's also quite obvious that one day was not enough time to explore Webster City and all it has to offer. Have you visited Webster City? If so, what did you like most about this community? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Last Minute Visa Gift Card Holiday Giveaway

Welcome to our Last Minute Holiday Blast Event! This event is hosted by Dixieland Reviews and Co-Hosted by the amazing bloggers at Susie's Reviews & Giveaways, Finger Click Saver, 2JustByou and Heartbeats~Soul Stains!  This event is sponsored by Our World Travel and Just Ideas with Venus Kem.  If you like to earn cash back on all your travel, then visit Our World Travel! If one of your New Year's resolutions will be to lost some weight, then you have to check out Just Ideas with Venus Kem. With Christmas just around the corner, some folks are going to be very happy, as several folks will win some awesome Visa Gift Cards!  

This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, except where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

This event is not associated, in any way, with any social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter or any of the others. Winner will be notified via email, so please add to your safe list so it doesn't get filtered into your spam mailbox if you win.

Not responsible for late, misdirected or unopened emails. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, they forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. Participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prizes. All winning entries WILL be verified, so do not take the entry if you did not perform the task. All entries, other than the very first one, are OPTIONAL, however, each one that you complete, gives you extra chances to win. All entries from both giveaway tools will be combined then the entries will be run through to ensure a fair drawing. Once winners respond, you will find a list of ALL winners on our Winners Page.

We've kept the entries for this one pretty simple as once we get a winner and the winner responds to the email, the sponsor will be overnighting the prize to ensure it arrives for the holidays.

PRIZES: 2-$500 Visa Gift Cards!! 2 winners-1 GC per winner 4-$250 Visa Gift Cards!! 4 winners- 1 GC per winner 10-$100 Visa Gift Cards!! 10 winners-1 GC per winner Entry is simple, just follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tool Below!


*All In An Iowa Mom's Day is not responsible for prize fulfillment.