Monday, June 25, 2012

Get Soaked This Summer with Old Navy!

So I was one of the lucky ladies chosen by Crowdtap and Old Navy Style Council to get a free bathing suit for me and one friend. This came just in time because we are headed to the beach soon and I needed a new bathing suit! I browsed online at all the suits they had to offer and I could not wait to go shopping!
I really wanted to try this one on but my store did not have it.

My stores selection was not very good, unless you were looking for a bikini. I personally like to have something to cover my belly since I have had 3 kids, but they only had a handful of tankinis and one-pieces. I was a little disappointed that the one piece suits were mostly plain solid colors. I did try on several and finally found one that I liked. My best friend Crystal also found one that she liked.

These two were my favorites that I tried on, I chose the one on the left because it fit the best, I had a hard time finding one with a top that fit me well. I also really liked the color of the one on the left.
Overall we had a great experience and it was nice to have a girls day out! 
Thank you Old Navy Style Council and Crowdtap for this opportunity!

Disclaimer: I received two coupons from Crowdtap and Old Navy Style Council for free bathing suits, the opinions in this post are mine!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Madagascar 3 Party

Have you seen Madagascar 3 yet? If not are you excited to see it?
I know we are super excited and can not wait to see it, especially after having our Madagascar 3 Circus Circle's Party sponsored by Crowdtap. My kids have been begging to go see it, so hopefully we will get to go soon!

So about the party, I was one of the lucky Crowdtappers that was picked to host a Madagascar 3 Party to get ready for the release of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. For this party I received a digital party kit that included: A recipe for a Marty Zebra Cake, A Pin the Tail on Gloria game, Character mask, a face painting guide, connect the dot coloring pages, and few other activities printouts.

At our party we had a few friends over to watch the original Madagascar movie and had a few snacks. After the movie the older kids played the Madagascar game on our XBOX while the smaller kids colored Madagascar pictures. They all loved playing pin the tail on Gloria, her tail ended up all over the place! Overall I think the kids had a blast and they are so ready to see the new movie.

Thank you Crowdtap for this opportunity!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fried Rice

As I promised in my Chinese Chicken and Mushrooms post I will now share my fried rice recipe, now this was my first time making fried rice. I have watched my grandma make it a few times so I just kind of did it by memory. It actually turned out really good to me, and I think Bobby had about 3 platefuls, need less to say there was none left!

3 cups cooked white rice (mine was cold)
3 TBS sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
1 small onion, chopped (really small if you are like me and don't like onions)
2 TSP minced garlic
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce
  On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.  Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled (You could do this in a separate pan but no need to dirty more dishes). Now add the rice and mix well with all the veggies. Now add the soy sauce a little at a time and blend together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated! 
You could make this a meal by adding some chopped chicken, I am planning on making it like that soon!
I will be linking up to Newlyweds Blog and Successful Together