Wedding Extravagan​za Giveaway Exp: 4/30

Are you or someone you know getting married? This giveaway would be perfect to help them with their wedding budget. The prizes are amazing! You could win a 7 day honeymoon to in Montego Bay, Jamaica!!!! Be sure to share this giveaway with all your friends and family that will be getting married. It’s easy to share with all our share buttons at the bottom of this giveaway.

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Wedding Extravaganza! This event is hosted by Dixieland Mom’s Product & Travel Reviews and co-hosted by Science of Couponing, Frugal Diva Frenzy, Imperfect Women and Swanky Point of View.  

There will be one winner for each prize category.  Please make sure you read, understand and agree with the rules and conditions listed at the end of this post. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the winner notification email.  If no response is received within that time period, winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.  All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.  Please put ‘marie@dixielandsdeals.com’ on your email safe list so that if you win, the notification does not end up in your spam box where you won’t see it. 

We are excited to offer these fantastic prizes to you!!

Prize # 1:

One lucky couple will be getting a $1000.00 Gift Card to David’s Bridal! You can use it to purchase the gown of your dreams or bridesmaids dresses or whatever you may need for your upcoming wedding!! David’s Bridal has a huge selection of wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and many other items you will need for your wedding.

Prize #2:

One lucky couple will win a $1500.00 Gift Card to Kay Jewelers to choose a wedding set! (Or any other jewelry!) Kay Jewelers has a fabulous selection of gorgeous wedding jewelry both in stores and online.

Prize #3:

 One lucky couple will receive a $200.00 Gift Certificate to The Wedding Outlet to purchase anything they may need for their wedding, such as favor boxes, themed items and more! The Wedding Outlet carries a huge line of wedding supplies, no matter what your theme, you’re sure to find what you need for your special day!

Prize #4:

One lucky couple will receive this gorgeous cake knife and server and set of Champagne toasting glasses valued at $91.95 from The Wedding Outlet .

And, finally, last…but not least… Prize #5:

One very, VERY lucky couple will spend 7 luxurious nights at Sandals All Inclusive Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica!!!! The couple will stay in a Beachfront Hideaway Butler Village Suite! These suites are located on either the upper level or ground floor at “Bay Roc Estates,” set directly on the beach, and share an extended patio overlooking the beach and ocean. These extraordinarily large suites feature personal butler service as well as mahogany furniture with a king-size four-poster bed, TV, writing desk and chair, armoire, his & her vanities, and an oversized bathtub, some with walk-in shower. Suites have large patios or balconies. From your beachfront suite, you’ll have access to some of the most beautiful and secluded stretches of the Montego Bay coastline and you can almost feel what travel must have been like in the heyday of the 1950s.

This prize has an approximate value of $4,649.00!! **Please note, winner is responsible for their own airfare to and from Jamaica and will need a valid passport.** 

Included with your stay is: all of your dining, personal butler service, unlimited top shelf drinks, entertainment, Beringer Premium House Wines, the Caribbean’s most comprehensive scuba diving program, motorized watersports such as boats, sailboats and more! You also get unlimited greens fees on the golf course and free wifi! All of this is included at no extra charge! Our sponsor for this prize is Our World Travel where you can earn cash back on all your travel! 

Rules: By entering this sweepstakes you are certifying that you understand all the rules in regards to this sweepstakes.  You acknowledge that you are aware of  and agree to the following: 

Winners are responsible for any/all taxes or fees. You will have 24 hours to respond to the winning email from the time the email was timestamped as sent, all times are eastern standard time. If no response is received within that 24 hour period, then winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen. For prize number 5 (five), all entrants acknowledge that the winner is responsible for their own airfare to and from the resort and that a valid Passport is required. Winner is also responsible for any additional expenses that they chose to do, that is not included in the original package.  This includes any shopping, massages, anything outside the resort that may charge a fee. This event is open to residents of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and Canada age 21 and older, except where prohibited by law.  This sweepstakes will begin on March 30th, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time and end on April 30th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time.  All entries will be combined and winners will be chosen via random.org to ensure a fair draw. All entries will be verified, if you take an entry for a task you have not completed, and that is the drawn winner entry, you will be disqualified. Every task after the very first one is optional but you will get extra entries for each one you do complete. Not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform.  No purchase necessary to enter or win. Any questions should be addressed to marie@dixielandsdeals.com. 

Okay, now that the yucky rule part is out of the way, entry is simple! Just follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tool below!! Good Luck to all!! 

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Dixieland Mom Product and Travel Reviews along with any and all participating bloggers, are not responsible for prize shipment.  Prizes will be delivered directly from the sponsor(s). 

What I learned At The Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo @gfafexpo #GFAFEXPO

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I attended the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo this weekend. It was my first time going to a Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo. So I was really excited to see what companies and products would be there. I have two children that are Gluten free, so I wondered what new products would be there for us to try as a family.

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When I walked into the expo hall, I looked at all the aisles, and was just amazed, there were so many products that I wanted to learn about! So I started on one end and worked my way to the other end. I tried new products that I hadn’t heard of, I’m always up for trying new things to see if my children would like them.

I also learned how to read the Gluten free packages to find the best products for our family. I LOVED that so many gluten free products were so much lower in sodium, sugars and other ingredients that I watch for my family. I found an amazing honey, that I just loved and they donate the proceeds of their products to Breast cancer awareness! I found that you could use Granola to make an amazing pie crust! I found that there were so many gluten free products that I didn’t even know were out there for my family and where I could find them. I swear I was like a Kid at Christmas!

I also learned that someone else’s “No, that’s not spicy” could totally set my mouth on fire! Making me search for a sugar cookie and water to put the flames out! lol Yes, Yes, that really happened! I do have to say that even though my mouth was on fire, it was good for those that love spicy sauces. Although, I am also sure that I was a sight to see as I scanned for something to cool the fire! lol

I’m really looking forward to sharing with you all the delicious products, laundry products, and so much more with you for your families as well as mine! I’m already working with several companies that attended the expo to show you what their products can make, how they clean, and how they can help you and your family. I tried so many products that were just amazing, that I can’t wait to tell you about, share the products that they have to offer, and why your family is going to love them! If your looking for more amazing gluten and allergen free foods for your family be sure to stay tuned as I will be showing you products that will be a family favorite!

Edible Bowl Maker Review And Giveaway

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As you can see I had a lot of fun with the Edible Bowl Maker Cook’s Choice offers a .Large Edible Bowl Maker for families or entertaining, Small Edible Bowl Maker for 2 people, or a Loaf Pan Edible Bowl Maker. I received the Large Edible Bowl maker to review. It will make the edible bowls like shown above or if you use the other side of the pan you can make mini muffins. YUM!

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Last night I had so many things that I wanted to make with the Edible Bowl Maker. The possibilities are just endless of what you could make with the Edible Bowl Maker. It comes with a recipe book as well and shows how you can make a ice bowl to keep your shrimp cocktail cold inside of it. Another option is making desserts like I made above, or other fresh fruit bowls, you could use pudding in the middle of them or ice cream, make meatloaf in the pan and fill the bowl with mashed potatoes and gravy. I can tell you that I was drooling from the minute I started to look at the recipe book. I decided to make the Strawberry shortcake bowl with a Chocolate glaze and a Brownie bowl with chocolate glaze. I started by spraying Pam into the bowls on the pan so that it was an easy release from the pan when it’s done baking. Then filled the pan with cake and brownie mix and put it in the oven.

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They bake up so beautiful, and come right out of the pan. I had strawberries in the fridge that I had added sugar to so that they would get a juice to put over the edible bowls. I also made a Chocolate Glaze that I put over both of the edible bowls. YUM! The family loved them! This pan would be amazing for when your entertaining, want to make a delicious meal for your family, mini muffins for brunch, there are so many uses for this pan that you will be amazed. Your guests will ask you how you made such an amazing delicious meal and how they can make it as well. Let’s not forget the holidays and the dishes you could make and serve your guests. Your sure to be an amazing hostess!

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One of our lucky readers will be able to win an Edible Bowl Maker Pan of their very own! So be sure to enter below and good luck everyone!

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How to make a record Into A Bowl

How great are these! If you have someone on your list that loves to entertain, A teen, A Rec Room or really any age this gift would work for. You can make them a set of Record Bowls. The great part is you can make one in about 10 or so minutes! They would make a great a Set for those on your Christmas List. You could make a set for everyone on your Christmas list in a day! Not to mention you can put your own flair on the design you make them into. If you don’t have records you can pick them up at your Local Goodwill, Salvation Army or other stores like them for very reasonable. They will make great snack bowls for movie night. You could also use them to make Gift Baskets with and then put a movie, popcorn and other items into them. The options are endless. Be sure to get different size records if your making them a set, they will go really well together.

Beer Can Roaster Giveaway Exp: 4/24

BeerCanChickensetup1Spring and Summer are coming and we will be able to get outside and get the grill out to make some delicious meals for our families. It’s a perfect time to get creative and make dishes that you haven’t tried or that are a family favorite. If you haven’t tried Beer Can Chicken, it’s time you did to see what you have been missing out on! Your family would love sitting down to dinner with a nice juicy Chicken that you have prepared with this Beer Can Chicken Roaster. This event is sponsored by our friends at BBQ Smokers And More, You will find all your BBQ Smokers, BBQ Grills, Custom Covers for anything from your Bar to your Car! They also offer great accessories for when you BBQ.

This event is open to the US Only, the Winner has 48 hours to reply to notification. If no response is received, winner forfeits prize and a new winner will be chosen. By entering, you agree to these rules. All entries taken WILL be verified. If an entry is taken, but the task not completed, that entry will be disqualified.

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Gluten Wise Granola Review: Gluten Free No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake With Triple Berry Granola Crust Recipe #Glutenfree #Cheesecake #GlutenWise

I received a 12oz bag of Chewy Triple Berry Granola at the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo I attending this past weekend. When I was talking with the very informative representative and he was explaining all the different dishes you could make with Gluten Wise Granola, I have to say I was impressed. I decided to try my hand at making a dessert with the Gluten Wise Triple Berry Granola that all of you can make at home as I’m sharing the recipe with you.

My family did not even realize that the No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake With Triple Berry Granola Crust was Gluten free. The only thing they cared about was if there was going to be another piece for them because they just LOVED it. We will be ordering more granola from Gluten Wise to make more gluten free desserts, parfaits, and so many other good for you dishes as well. If your starting a gluten free diet or have been gluten free your going to love this recipe. It’s also a great way to eat healthier for your family. Your family will not even realize that you changed to Gluten free!

 

Glutenwise Granola Review: No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake With Triple Berry Granola Crust Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
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This is the perfect dessert to make in the summer or anytime of year. If your attending a get together and need to bring a dish to pass this would be the perfect dish to bring. You could easily make the cheesecake into a square pan by doubling the recipe and cutting it into squares. Your sure to be asked for the recipe.
Ingredients
  • 2 (8oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese at room temp
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 Packet of Knox Gelatine
  • 1 Container of Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Of Boiling Water
  • 1 (12oz) Package of Gluten Wise Triple Berry Granola
Instructions
  1. You will make your pie crust first in a 9″ round pie pan, just push the granola down into the pan to make your crust
  2. Bake Crust at 350 for 5-8 minutes
  3. In a bowl add your sugar and Knox Gelatine
  4. Boil your 1 cup of water just till it starts to boil then mix in the bowl with the sugar and Knox Gelatine till they are completely dissolved
  5. Add Your Cream cheese to your blender with your Knox Gelatine from bowl and add 8 Fresh Strawberries then blend it till it is smooth, it will turn a pink color from the Strawberries
  6. Pour the ingredients from the blender into your Pie Crust
  7. Place in the fridge for 2 hours and let it chill, until it is set
  8. Cut more fresh Strawberries for on top of your cheesecake and make any design you wish to add garnish to your pie

**Disclosure** I received a 12oz bag to create this dessert but all opinions are my own and my families of how this recipe turned out and the flavor of the Triple Berry Granola.

Free Wedding Website: Keep All Your Guests Up To Date On Wedding Details!

Free Wedding Website from Wedding Paper Divas

Getting Married??? You can make a free Wedding Website for you and your guests. They are a great way to keep all your wedding details in one place and have your guests RSVP to your wedding. You can also purchase Wedding Invitations that will match your wedding website. Wedding Paper Diva’s also offer Save The Date Invitations as well as many of your other wedding needs. Your sure to find the perfect wedding ideas from Wedding Paper Diva’s that will make your day special.

How To Make A Cookie Bouquet

You can make a beautiful Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquet for your special Valentine. They are just so cute when you use the Heart shaped cookies with different colored frosting on them. They will make a great gift for all those on your Valentine’s Day gift list. You could make a Flower Cookie Bouquet for your Table Center piece for your guests to eat after dinner. There are so many different ways that you could use the Cookie Bouquets. You can find out how to make your own Cookie Bouquet and make one. Your Valentine will appreciate all your beautiful work. It would make a great table center piece for your table as well.

Why Are Bullied Children Getting Punished By Courts But Bullies Get No Punishment?

Boy who was convicted on wiretapping

I’m really curious to see what your point of view is on this story. A 15 Year old boy, a sophomore diagnosed with a comprehension delay disorder, ADHD, and an anxiety disorder was bullied daily. His mother emailed her son’s teacher to complain a number of times and have something done. So the boy decided to record the bullies on his ipad so that someone would finally listen to him and he would be heard. In the video you can hear someone saying to “Pull down the victims pants”, and other comments from another bully when a teacher said for him to sit down “I was just trying to scare him.”

The school made him delete the video and then boy who took the video was convicted of disorderly conduct for recording classmates bullying. The bullies received nothing in the form of punishment for what went on in the video. The Boy being bullied was given Saturday detentions, a $25 fine and had to pay court costs as well. All of this was stemming from his wanting to be heard and get help with the bullies and getting them to stop the daily torment. You can read the full Full Story here.

I’m curious as parents how would you react to this situation and what would you have do or done differently?

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