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Do you have a K-Cup machine and feel guilty with all the waste it generates?  These are reusable filters for K-Cups! How brilliant! Read the review of the reusable filters for K-Cups and enter the fun giveaway too!

Do you have a Keurig, want one, or plan on giving one as a gift? The EZ-Cup refillable k-cup is a must have accessory for your Keurig. Think about how much money you spend on those little K-Cups? With the EZ-Cup, you just refill it with you favorite coffee. You are getting your perfect cup of coffee and you are helping the environment because you are not throwing away all those K-Cups!

With an EZ-Cup, you fill it with your favorite coffee, place it in the brewer, and you have your single cup of coffee. They offer a choice of single-use capsules for all popular brewers that use K-Cup® or K-Carafe© capsules. Some come with permanent metal filters built in, and others use biodegradable paper filters and leave you nothing to clean.

Their complete line of accessories includes their patent-pending EZ-Scoop™, which lets you dispense just the right amount of coffee, with no mess, every time.

They have refillable filters that can be used in most Keurig Machines. Here’s a few of their most popular products.

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Disposable K-Cup Filters
EZ-Cup 2.0 and EZ-Cup paper Filters
EZ-Carafe and EZ-Carafe Paper Filters

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Permanent K-Cup Filters
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And don’t forget the EZ-Scoop! It’s the first one handed operation Coffee scoop that gives you the perfect amount of coffee in your reusable Coffee Filters.

All these products are available at many of your favorite stores or you can order it now on Amazon.

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Now for the giveaway! Enter to win your choice of the whole set of the disposable filters + the EZ-Scoop or the permanent filters + the EZ-Scoop. Enjoy YOUR favorite coffee in your Keurig and save money on that perfect cup of coffee with EZ-Cup.

Dates – December 5 – December 18, 2016 1159pm EST. Open to US Residents.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I received free passes in order to write this review and this post on Christmas fun for families in Grand Rapids.  All opinions are my own.

We are still new to the area and are continually discovering new places to explore.  We really wondered what Christmas fun for families in Grand Rapids we could find.  When Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park reached out to us and offered to let us come explore, we jumped at the chance!

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Meijer Gardens’ dream and commitment is to create a legacy of lifelong learning, enjoyment and a rich cultural experience for generations to come. It is a non-profit organization, privately funded by grants, foundations and individual and corporate gifts. The organization is operated by almost 200 full and part-time staff, more than 1,000 volunteers and supported by gifts from more than 27,000 member households and many donors. 

Now through January 8th, 2017 you can visit Meijer Gardens and experience their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World!

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Inside you will find trees and other decor representing various countries.  My favorites were the Mexican tree and the Peru Tree.  Benjamin liked the Chinese exhibit.  But all of them were beautiful and it was really neat to see the different traditions and decor that are used around the world.  You can also explore their Railway Garden.  I think we spent close to 30 minutes in there with the kids darting to and fro pointing out new details and spying the train trekking around.  It was awesome! And that was just the inside! There is plenty of outdoor fun to be had as well.

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We explored the kids play area and the touch garden.

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Though we were there in the daytime, you can visit at night and see more than 400,000 lights! Plus there are times to see Santa, reindeer and carolers! We took our kids to see the iconic horse!

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The kids had some fun staging some photos too.

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Just a helpful tip… don’t be afraid if the weather is cold.  They have a VERY generously sized coat room (that’s free)! We loaded up hats and coats and left them in the coat room and then put them on before heading outside to explore.  We had an amazing time here and cannot wait to return! If you are hunting for Christmas fun for families in Grand Rapids, then check out Meijer Gardens.  I am excited to offer one lucky reader a FREE Family 4-pack of tickets so you can go visit the gardens too!  These passes are for 2 adults, 2 kids and are good until 12/31/2017, so you have an entire year to use these! Enter below for your chance to win.

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Enter to Win A Snack & Play® Travel Tray & Play ‘N Go Travel Tray

With fours kids we are always looking for things that makes travel with kids easier. This tray makes travel with kids easier for sure!  Read the review below and then enter to win!

If you have ever traveled with kids, you know it can be difficult. Taking a road trip is hard because they want to eat, draw, color, etc. And it’s almost impossible to do these things while the child is in their car seat. It’s hard to make a table top that will stay in place to make it work.

The Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0 was invented to make situations like these so much easier.It is sturdy enough to set on your child’s lap, has a belt to secure it in place, and has side packets to keep all their stuff in one spot. It’s a car organizer that makes traveling with kids so much better!

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The original inspiration for the Snack & Play® Travel Tray came from Daniel, then two and a half. She couldn’t find what she considered a safe “tray” for him to use while he was in his car seat or stroller. She invented it before incorporating her company in June 2002. With the help of the SBDC (Small Business Development Corporation); her package designer, and Colorado Contract Cut & Sew—her Starr was born. She doesn’t do things half way; which is why her first product, the Snack & Play® Travel Tray has received high marks and awards for its inventiveness and its safety in actual tests.

Another item that is available is the Star Kids Play ‘N Go Travel Tray. Have you ever eaten at a restaurant with your child on a dirty high chair? Or if you have ever flown with a child on an airplane you feel like you constantly need to clean off the tray table.

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This product reduces travel-time stress and covers table surfaces for good, clean fun! This entertainment center is full of exciting and educational activities. It fits perfectly on most airline tray tables, high chair trays and fits perfectly onto the Snack & Play* travel tray for use in the car. So whether you are in the air or on the road, Play-n-Go provides MILES OF SMILES!

If you are doing any traveling this holiday season you must purchase the Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0 and Star Kids Play ‘N Go Travel Tray at Amazon or find another store that carries it. Traveling is stressful enough – use these products to make it much better!

One lucky person is going to win both of these products! Just enter below.
The giveaway is open from 12/4 – 12/16 1159pm EST to US Residents.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I received these sweet Christmas books for kids in order to do this review but all opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.

We actually have an entire collection of sweet Christmas books for kids.  Each year as we pack up our Christmas decorations, we place our Christmas books in the boxes with them.  Then the following year when we decorate the tree and home the kids look forward to pulling the books out to read them again.  Now we have two more sweet Christmas books for kids to add to the collection.

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Jesus is Born by Sophie Piper.

No story is more beloved—or more often told—than the story of the first Christmas, when Jesus was born. In text that echoes the language of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Jesus Is Born tells the entire story of the nativity, from the angel Gabriel’s awe-inspiring message to the Virgin Mary to the miraculous birth of Christ in a lowly manger in Bethlehem; from the luminous star that led shepherds and three wise men to the newborn king to King Herod’s terrible threat and God’s promise to keep Jesus, Mary, and Joseph safe. A timeless and complete retelling of the tale, Jesus Is Born is the perfect introduction to the story at the heart of Christmas.

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Babushka by Dawn Casey.

n the eve of the very first Christmas, an old grandmother is busy tidying her home when a bright star illuminates the sky. Soon three wise men arrive and invite Babushka to join them in their travels—following the star in search of a newborn babe, the Prince of Peace. But there are dishes to be washed, and floors to be swept, and Babushka is too absorbed in her work to leave her home with presents for the baby Jesus.

The next day, when Babushka tries to follow the men, she cannot find their tracks. Instead, she finds a little girl shivering in the cold, and a little boy, his tummy rumbling with hunger. Babushka walks and walks, and everywhere she goes she finds children in need of toys to play with or a shawl to keep them warm. And to each one, she offers a gift from her basket and a smile of light and love.

With beautiful illustrations evoking folk art traditions and sensitive storytelling, Babushka tenderly reminds us that nothing is more important during the holiday season than taking the time to show love for one another. This timeless Russian tale will warm your heart and fill you up with the joyful, generous spirit of Christmas.

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If you think you would enjoy these sweet Christmas books for kids, then enter for your chance to win.  One lucky reader will win both of these titles!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I received this Finding Dory DVD in order to post this review.  All opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.

A few months ago, we went to see the movie Finding Dory in theaters.  Man was it cute! You can read my review of Finding Dory here. Now Finding Dory is out on Blu-Ray and DVD and you should put Finding Dory under the Christmas tree this year!

From the Academy Award®–winning creators of Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo (Best Animated Feature, 2003) comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them…with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark! Dive into the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation and gallons of fun!

Your family will fall in love with all the character’s in this movie.  So may sure you put Finding Dory under the Christmas tree this year.

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Meanwhile you can click the link below for some Finding Dory freebies!

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Finding Dory is for all ages.  Our crew are ages 3-13 and are all thrilled to watch this again.  It is very family friendly and fun.  If you have seen Finding Dory, who is your favorite character?

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen