The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

There are seven people in our home, plus a dog.  We have so much laundry.  So. Much. Laundry.  We do at least one load a day and often more.  I worry sometimes about what our energy bill will be, especially in the winter when we have all those snow pants and gloves and hats to wash and dry.  Thankfully I have been hearing about a great option that helps to address my concerns.  ENERGY STAR® dryers use 20% less energy than standard models and ENERGY STAR  washers use 25% less energy and 45% less water!  That could be some potential great savings for us!

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Not only do ENERGY STAR washers and dryers offer savings on your energy and water bills, they also are better for the environment.  The average owner will save $490 with an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer and could save even more when paired with an ENERGY STAR dryer.  One feature that jumped out to me is that these ENERGY STAR washers do not have a central agitator, that is supposed to help minimize wear and tear on clothing.  And the dryers use a sensor to sense when clothes are dry which also helps reduce wear and tear on your clothing.

ENERGY STAR washers and dryers can be bought from Best Buy. If you are intrigued by this idea, then make sure you watch this video about being a laundry star!

If you are in the market for a new washer, new dryer or possible even both, then visit the Best Buy Blog to learn more!

I would love to hear from you about your best laundry hacks!  What saves you time when you do laundry?  Then go check out ENERGY STAR and let me know if you’d make the switch!

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

Nighttime has never before been so magical! LightHeaded Beds are stylish beds for kids with an awesome light up panel in the headboard. A safe LED light component kit always stays cool, and provides enough back light for reading. The light dims down to turn the panel into a soothing nightlight! A special remote programs the lights, and can shut them automatically after the child has drifted to sleep. The best part of it all – the panel can be fitted with thousands of incredible images! HeadLightz, which come in every style imaginable, slide right over the light up panel, and give each child’s room its own personality. Styles range from toddler to teen, and with so many to choose from, a child’s personality can really shine! Note that LightHeaded beds do not include bedding or mattress.

I KNOW my kids would love this and with the Christmas season coming it is a great time to enter this giveaway!!! Which image would your kids pick?

Enter to win a Canterbury LightHeaded Bed in your choice of finish, plus a HeadLightz image of your choice! This bundle is valued at $549.95.

Check out The Binder Ladies’ full review of these awesome beds HERE!
The more entries you complete, the better your chance of winning!
This giveaway will run from October 16th – October 30th 2017

Plus, use the code Holiday 20 to score 20% off your purchase of a LightHeaded Bed!

GOOD LUCK!
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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

What a fun giveaway that my fellow blogger is bringing. Read below to read her review of a super cute kids book and then enter the great giveaway!

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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

Welcome to our 2017 Holiday Product Guide

Several great bloggers have collaborated to bring you the best product guide for the Holidays. Take a look below at the products we recommend. Stop by and visit our sponsors!

Want to be featured in our Product Guide? Find out more information here and then email me to get started!



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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 products and resources in order to write this post and share this giveaway. No financial compensation was received. All opinions are always my own.

Years ago my mom called me and said she was mailing me a book that I simply HAD to read. She does not do this often, so I anxiously awaited the package. Finally, the book arrived and it was called “Same Kind of Different As Me.” Once the kids were in bed I opened the cover and began reading. Within 48 hours, I had finished the book and called my mom so we could discuss it. It was an amazing book. Then recently I was reached out to in order to gauge my interest in helping to promote a movie that is releasing this October. You can imagine the joy that filled me when I saw the movie was called Same Kind of Different As Me!

“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” Words of wisdom from a homeless drifter; words that never would be shared with the world if not for a wayward husband, a forgiving wife, and an unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together.

With more money than they could ever possibly need, Ron and Debbie Hall have everything they could ever want … except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, Debbie invites him to stay—as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. But when her request includes serving the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, Ron would prefer to write a large check instead. Guided by her faith and spurred on by the dream of a homeless man she senses will change their city, Debbie befriends a disenfranchised man named Denver. More surprisingly, so does Ron. Despite vast differences, their lives begin to intersect and they all are changed … forever.

I must have watched this trailer half a dozen times now.  The cast includes Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight.  The movie will release October 20, 2017, but you can secure tickets and learn more by visiting their website today.

I am so excited for this release and cannot wait to see it.  Plus….BONUS!  I have two FREE Fandango movie tickets to offer to one lucky reader so you can go see Same Kind of Different As Me!!!

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