McKinney Mommas: May 2014 Google+

Friday, May 30, 2014

Get Your Kids To Eat Veggies - Garden Lites Veggie Muffins

I never thought that I'd be reaching for a Gluten-Free, Vegetarian product when feeling like a sweet treat.  


When I was pregnant, I actually found myself craving these Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites, instead of ice-cream or cupcakes (well, depending on the day, I can't say I'd pass up a cupcake....but still).

Veggie Muffins McKinney Mommas

These tasty little bites are frozen, so you can just pop one in the microwave when you're in need of a quick pick-me-up snack.

We tried all (5) flavors:

  • Veggie Blueberry Oat
  • Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip
  • Zucchini Chocolate Veggie
  • Carrot Berry Veggie
  • Golden Corn Veggie

Our absolute favorite was the Carrot Berry Veggie Muffin

Both of my daughters scarfed theirs down and I popped a second in the microwave for myself..or third..or..well, I can't keep count. 

I love how they come out of the microwave steaming hot, and for some miraculous reason, they aren't chewy and tough like most microwaved breads are. 

My mother who happened to be in town when I received these muffins to try described them as "almost like a dessert custard", they really were very moist and tender. 

*McKinney Mommas' Note: I found that 35 seconds (per instructions on box) was too long in my microwave, and 20 seconds was a perfect time to re-heat from frozen.

kids eating veggie muffins

You can find, Garden Lites Veggie Muffins in a box of 4 with an retail price around $3.99.  
Find your favorite flavor in the frozen section of your favorite Target, Kroger, Whole Foods, Costco, Walmart and more! 
For more information, visit and be sure to “Like” them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Win A Hardwood Seneca Nightstand - Local #DFW Entrants Only!

This one is a no brainer.

A giveaway open only to people who can pick up the prize in #Frisco, Texas really makes the odds of winning totally in your favor.


Wanna win one of these hardwood Seneca Nightstand's by Epoch Design, sold at Costco?  Retail value $249!

Currently, ZERO entries, so you've got a great chance to win.

Only catch, you need to be able to pick up your prize at the Costco in Frisco, TX!

Giveaway ends May 23rd, 2014

Here are the details, and where you can enter to win:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Every Little Bottom Deserves #HugsDelivered + Giveaway

Okay, I thought my pregnancy hormones were gone since it's been 7 weeks since I delivered my third and final baby girl.

I guess these hormones are here to stay, since the idea of Every Little Bottom and this video made me tear up.

Huggies is making sure people around the globe are getting #hugsdelivered in the form of a grandparent visiting their grandkid for the first time or diapers being donated to your local diaper bank for babies in need.

Check out this sweet reunion between mom, grandma and baby: 

Did you know that 1 in 3 moms are not able to purchase enough clean diapers for their tiny tot's bottom?  

Help Huggies deliver hugs in the form of diapers to those in need by visiting Every Little Bottom or the National Diaper Bank Network (, to find out more information on how you can help!

Baby O. doing her daily yoga poses while playing piano with her feet!

Do you struggle to get your baby diapered each day? Or do you know someone who does?

Well then, enter below to win a pack of Huggies Diapers in honor of #hugsdelivered!

Prize: A pack of Huggies Diapers
  • Giveaway ends: June 2nd, 2014 at 11:59pm
  • Open to US Residents 18+
  • Winner will determine size needed

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Win A Freezer Full Of Texas Beef - Market Street

Some things in life ARE free!

Want to win a deep freezer stocked full with steak, roast, brisket and ground beef worth more than $300?

All you have to do is visit your local Market Street store and every Genuine Texas Beef product you purchase (between May 14-27th) will be your chance to win!

Each Genuine Texas Beef product will have a sticker with a promotional code on the back that you can use to enter to win one of seven freezers being given away in the metroplex!

Shoppers will then visit to enter the code, contact information, and which Market Street store you shop at most often. One winner will be drawn at random from each store! 

Sounds like a winner to me!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Breakfast In Bed For Mom - Love, Whole Foods!

It's not too late.

Go, run, NOW to Whole Food Market and grab mom something healthy and delicious  for her annual Breakfast In Bed!

It doesn't have to be fancy to be special.

Honestly, if my daughters brought me a bowl of cereal and a cup of tea in bed for mother's day I'd be happy!

Here are some ideas for an easy breakfast available at your local Whole Foods:

  • 365 Everyday Value® Berry Flax Protein & Fiber cereal
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Almond Milk
  • 365 Everyday Value® Whole Trade Organic Raw Honeys
  • Celestial Seasonings Whole Trade® teas or Allegro Fine Tea Organic Breakfast Blend
  I'm a new fan of the 365 Everyday Value® Berry Flax Protein & Fiber cereal, it has a totally tasty berry flavor that really grabs you.  Plus with extra protein and fiber, I'm filled with energy for my day as a mom of three tiny tots. 

If you or your mom plans to have a few too many mimosas, the 365 Everyday Value® Effervescent Vitamin C Fizzy Drink Mix and Whole Foods Market™ Mint Italian Sparkling Soda is sure to cure what ails ya. Hee, hee.

Or, this is a quick and easy gift that's sure to be appreciated by any mom you know:

The Whole Foods Market™ Lavender Sink Caddy (Hand Soap and Lotion duo) is a great way to give a functional gift, but one that also makes mom feel pampered and relaxed.

Lavender scented products always make me feel like I've been at a dayspa, if even for a fleeting moment!

Wishing you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Show Mom Some #BouqLove With Flowers Monthly!

Last minute Mother's Day Gift?

Check out The Bouqs Company, and give your favorite momma #BouqLove the gift of fresh flowers each month for only $40!

Wouldn't it be better to make your mom feel special all through the year instead of just ONE day a year? 

Each month as a new bouquet of flowers arrive, the special mom in your life will feel appreciated and loved all over again.

So, what's different about The Boqus Company?
  • FRESH: Flowers are cut only once you order them, and arrive 2-4 days afterward (compared to 10-14 elsewhere).
  • UNIQUE: Choose bouquets from the California Collection - straight from eco-friendly farms on the coast or the Volcano Collection - grown on an active volcano in South America.
  • SUSTAINABLE: Their farms provide living wages, childcare, healthcare and adult education for their workers, feeding their communities - so you can feel double good about purchasing from Bouqs.

My Bouq came straight to my door, fresh as can be!

If you're one of those that have a hard time making decisions, or get overwhelmed trying to figure out what mom would like best - The Bouqs Company has a "Just Make It Awesome" option where they will create a perfect arrangement for you - no hassles! 

So, if you're ready to become your mom's FAVORITE child, hee hee, then start your Bouqs creation below: 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gotta Order My Birth Announcements - Tiny Prints

If you're a regular McKinney Mommas' reader, you've probably seen me talk about Tiny Prints before. 

Well, I just got some super cute newborn photos done by local photographer, Becky Z Photography in Plano, TX and now I need to order some birth announcements. 

I think I'm going to take advantage of this up to 20% OFF birth announcements at Tiny Prints - now, through May 13th, 2014.

Tiny Prints is the company I used for the birth announcements of my last bambino, and everyone was super impressed! 

Use Promo Code: BA20MAY

Details: Save 15% off all birth announcement orders of $75 or more or 20% off orders of $149 or more using the code BA20MAY at checkout. Merchandise must total $75, $149 or more, respectively, before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for the promotion to apply.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mom Shortcuts With Laundry - Purex® No Sort® for Colors

I'm a mom.

Sometimes, I take shortcuts. 

....and I do lots and lots of laundry.

Purex® No Sort® for Colors laundry detergent helps me do just that - take shortcuts with my laundry. 

Wouldn't you love to just throw all your laundry into the same load without sorting and guessing which colors belong with which load.

Have you ever asked:

"does this black paisley print on a cream background belong with the light or the dark load?" 

Silly, I know.  But, those are the questions I ask myself all the time and still can't figure out.

Well, now I don't have to spend my precious brain power on what goes where with mine and my kiddos laundry.

This NEW Purex® No Sort® for Colors boasts Anti-Color-Transfer Technology™ so you can put your whites with your color clothing and for the most part be home free.

McKinney Mommas' Note: Of course, nothing is going to stop that brand new, never washed bright RED Tshirt from bleeding it's color all over your precious child's all white newborn take-home outfit, so don't be silly - but otherwise this stuff works like a charm. 

 Prize: One Free Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent
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