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Monday, July 28, 2014

Saying In Touch With Bestie With BuzzWorthy #TrendyCards

It's true. I still love giving and getting greeting cards. 

My husband thinks cards are dumb.  Well, that's his excuse anyway when he forgets to grab me one on my birthday or anniversary. Right?

One of the things I totally love about my bestie girlfriend in Connecticut, is that she loves cards as much as I do!  

Since moving to Texas, 5 years ago, my best buddy (in Connecticut) and I like to keep in touch by sending each other cute cards now and then.

Well, cards and late night wine chats, of course. What? You've never heard of wine chats?

Well, that's when we both pour ourselves a glass of wine, and dial each other up on Face Time, pretending not a thing has changed since I moved away.  

It's the best.

#shop, girlfriends

Even though I love shopping at Hallmark Stores for my cards, I always feel like my kids are gonna break something while we're there - so I prefer to pick up my greeting cards at good ol' Walmart. 

It's not hard during my weekly grocery shopping trip to divert to the card aisle for a second to grab something I know will put a smile on my best buddy's face.

Lately, however I've been feeling like I keep seeing the same cards over and over - and secretly hope that I haven't sent her a duplicate card yet. 

#shop funny greeting cards

Thanks to #CollectiveBias, I just found out about this line of Hallmark cards, that rotate every few weeks to keep up with the current internet memes, trends, etc. 

This way, the humor is totally fresh and, well, BuzzWorthy!

I found this one card about lawn chairs and waffle patterns on your butt, which is absolutely perfect for my girlfriend - since we're always talking about sitting on porches growing old together someday. 

#shop greeting carsd

Since the content is always changing, just like our lives, now I'll never risk the chance of sending the same card twice. 

My girl is gonna love this one:

"I get my summer glow from a bottle......It's called Chardonnay." 

Hee, hee. We've shared many a "summer glow" together, back before the kiddos were born! 

#shop location walmart

I found the BuzzWorthy cards in two places at Walmart - #1. on the end of the aisle (pictured above) and #2. in a section with a big "FUNNY" sign on the regular card aisle. 

....and dang....

For $2.97 you can't do better for a funny, RELEVANT, humorous card! 


Hold on. This card was only $1.97. Not too shabby!

Plus, you can get Hallmark Rewards for every 5 cards you purchase! 

Hey, that's only one card for each person in my immediate family, I could rack up points pretty quick!

#shop greeting cards, walmart

Now if you'll please excuse me....

I have a friend to surprise with two of these cheeky cards!

For more information about these fun, NEW BuzzWorthy Cards, check out Hallmark Connections.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

With good2grow™ Kids Juice Can Be Fun & 100% Natural!

I've been officially put in my place.

When I first saw these good2grow children's juice drinks with cool character SippaTop™ caps, I figured they were full of sugar and chemicals as most "FUN-looking" kids food or drink items are.

I was wrong. 

100% natural juice, mckinney mommas

100% juice? What? No 100% natural juice can look as fun as this! Can it?

Plus, a cool reusable Dora, Mickey Mouse, or other Disney character spill-proof cap?  

And yes, the spill-proof cap really does work. I even let my kids test it out over my own head! 

fun juice, organic juice, mckinney mommas, non-gmo

Why choose good2grow™

  • Fruit Punch and Apple Juice good2grow™ drinks are 100% juice.
  • No Added sugar, artificial color, flavor or preservatives
  • Non-GMO
  • BPA free
  • Reusable!
  • Family owned and operated company

Plus, they're just so darn cute, you can fill these little babies with plain old water and your kids will love drinking from them. 

Enter To Win

How would your kiddo like a good2grow™ themed birthday party, PLUS $500 to spend on making the party great?
  • BONUS! When you enter to win, you will receive a coupon for a FREE refill pack with purchase of a single-serve beverage!

You can find these cuties at your neighborhood Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger, H-E-B and other stores nationwide.  

To find your nearest retailer visit

*Thank you to #MomsMeet for the opportunity to review this fun product! *

Friday, July 25, 2014

#LiftTOUR stops in Dallas TX today! Free Bra Fitting - 7/25

Always tugging and pulling at that bra?

Never had a professional bra fitting?

Get a FREE bra fitting TODAY at the Vanity Fair #LiftTOUR bus in Dallas, TX & a brand NEW bra will be donated to Dress for Success - for "Women Who Do."

Dress for Success and Vanity Fair Dallas
Thanks to my guest blogger, Erica who attended this amazing event for me!


  • WHEN: TODAY, July 25, 2014 from 11:00am 3pm 
  • WHERE: JCPenny's at the StoneBriar Centre - 2607 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75034
  • WHAT: FREE professional bra fitting, and money saving coupons, PLUS one brand new bra will be donated to Dress for Success along with a personal note of inspiration from YOU! 

Now you can do good by your little ladies (or big ones, ahem!) by getting them the support they need - while also giving support to your fellow women in the community. 

To find out when the #LiftTOUR bus stops in your hometown or state, visit

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Don't Miss #FreeTeaDAy2014 at McAlister's Deli Tomorrow!


Don't forget about McALISTER's #TEAFREAK FREE Tea Day tomorrow!

I'm so happy they sent me my very own Famous Sweet Tea Tumbler so I can fill it up tomorrow and say, "ahhhhh."

How many iced teas do you think YOU can drink in a day?

Do you take yours sweet or unsweetened?

I think I'm in the minority and like mine unsweetened.





Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Looking for Employment In Dallas?

One of my favorite stores to shop at in #DFW is Market Street.
All seven Market Street locations in Dallas-Fort Worth will be holding a one-day job fair on Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Market Street plans to hire as many as 250 new team members.

Here are the locations that will be hiring: 

·         Allen – 985 W. Bethany Drive
·         Colleyville – 5605 Colleyville Blvd.
·         Coppell – 700 N. Denton Tap Road
·         Flower Mound – 3800 Long Prairie Road
·         Frisco – 11999 Dallas Parkway
·         McKinney – 6100 West Eldorado Parkway
·         Plano – 1929 Preston Road

Please note that walk-ins are welcome, however you can speed up the process by  completing an online application, before you arrive at:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Picnic Without Bees + Roasted Goat Cheese Pear Salad Recipe

The next time you are out on a picnic playdate, and you swat at those pesky bees buzzing around your watermelon..................don't.

As it turns out, without bees & insects pollinating many of the crops we grow, we'd lose literally, tons of our favorite fruits and vegetables. 

Over 85% of plant species that we use for food today would die off or suffer greatly if it wasn't for those pesky bees.

The photo above, clues you in to just how different our plates would look if the bee population continues to decline.

Currently U.S. bee colonies are dwindling at a rate of 30% per year!

Whole Foods Market is on a mission to "Give Bees A Chance" and I think we all should join in on this important cause. 

I'm going to do my part, by sharing with you a recipe for a delicious salad that wouldn't be possible to make without the help of our friends, the bees!

Roasted Goat Cheese Pear Salad


  • 2 pears, cored, and sliced 1/2 inch pieces lengthwise 
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 - 4oz goat cheese Log
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup 365 Everyday Value Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 bag of Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix
  • Basic Vinaigrette (recipe courtesy of Whole Foods) 
Preheat oven to 425. Place cored pears in a roasting pan, and spray with a bit of cooking oil. Roast, turning occasionally to prevent burning and remove when pears are soft and golden in color – about 25 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Cut goat cheese log into ½ inch slices, dip in egg white, then bread crumbs. Put in refrigerator to cool for a few minutes. While cheese is cooling, heat 1 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP olive oil in a saute pan. Add breaded cheese slices to saute pan in batches until toasted and brown. Set aside.
Divide salad mix between 4 plates, and toss with Vinaigrette.  Place slices of pear on top of salad greens, and a few medallions of goat cheese on top of the pears.
Serves: 4


For more information about the bumblebee situation in the US, visit:


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Little Miss Giveaway - Tons of great stuff for your tiny tot! #giveaway

Okay, so I've been busy with a newborn and two craaaazy toddlers running around my feet at all hours, hence the lack of posting lately. 

Don't worry folks, McKinney Mommas is still kicking and will continue to be a great place to find out about new products and enter exciting giveaways.

Speaking of GIVEAWAYS, how does a giveaway of a big ol' haul of products for your little girl sound?

Enter to win the Little Miss Giveaway below, I know I will (Giveaway runs July 9-18th)!

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate little girls! These girlie Summer Essentials featured by Green Scene Mom are made by companies who offer eco-friendly, quality, and innovative product solutions that incorporate adorable styles too!
pediped's adorable shoes are perfect for going on summer adventures! These stylish shoes fit comfortably and ensure healthy foot development. They are available in more than 140 designs for boys and girls.

Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made pediped the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide. pediped has also received many awards for their innovative footwear designs. For more information, visit

Pacific Baby thermal bottles keep liquids hot or cold for up to ten hours. These high quality bottles are versatile to use from birth to 5 years old and make feeding and drinking simple during outings and while traveling. Featuring vacuum insulated 304 stainless steel, they're also BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free.

The wide neck offers greater visibility and the inner scale simplifies measuring out formula. The bottle nipples come in three speeds and are shaped similar to a mother's breast. Just add handles and a spout to transform this bottle into a sippy cup for older kids. For more information, visit

Bobee elephant wall decals are a cute and fun way to decorate your little girl's room. Easy to apply and easy to remove, these elephant wall decals come in four colors to dress up the little spaces.

Bobee makes all their products in the USA. Owned by a mom-entrepreneur, her own children are the inspiration for the fun decal designs. Elephants, whales, giraffes, and wall quotes are among the new fun decor Bobee is creating. For more information, visit

Yummi Pouch makes eco-friendly snack solut

ions that encourage healthy snacks for active kids. Their reusable food pouches are freezer safe, dishwasher safe, BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and can be filled with healthy blended snacks and easily taken on-the-go, no spoon required.

Yummi Pouch also recently introduced cloth snack and sandwich bags, each lined with a water resistant interior and decorated with colorful prints. They're perfect for crackers, chips, and sandwiches and also make great little storage bags for hair accessories and cosmetics. For more information, visit
FunBites is the first state of the art kitchen tool that instantly cuts kids' food into bite-sized, fun shaped pieces. FunBites is 100% made in the USA and BPA free. They are perfect to get even the pickiest eaters to try something new and eat healthier.

FunBites was designed by a mom who was inspired by her own daughters to create kid-friendly snacks with one easy cutter. FunBites encourages kids to try new foods and eat better, and makes mealtime less stressful and more fun. For more information, visit
Your little princess will love Kushies new soft & oh so comfy pajamas! Each set consists of premium quality, 100% cotton to keep her warm and cozy all night long.

Trusted by moms since 1987, Kushies offers more than 350 superior baby products including stylish layette and playwear, washable diapers, the award-winning Kushies Zolo toy collection and a broad range of baby essentials. The worldwide market leader in reusable cloth diapers and accessories, Kushies takes great pride in operating as a responsible company and as an environmentally concerned member of our planet. For more information, visit
Babalu Baby is a mom owned and operated online store that wants to give back to children's causes in whatever ways they can. Babalu's "One to Wear, One to Share" cloth diaper campaign gives a cloth diaper and insert to Jakes Diapers for every one diaper sold, to be distributed to orphanages around the world. Babalu also believes wholeheartedly in positive, encouraging messages for children such as hope, love, kindness and giving. Babalu hopes to encourage the children's retail industry to promote positive values on every level so kids can feel and give love, be hopeful, dream big and care for those around them.

For more information, visit

Enter to Win this amazing gift set!

pediped pair of shoes
Kushies pair of pajamas
Pacific Baby 3-in-1 combo bottle set
FunBites food cutter
Bobee elephant wall decals
Babalu "Inspire" 4T lavender ruffle shirt
Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches + snack bag set
Little Miss giveaway prizes
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