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Americana Beauty: The Shopping Destination of Choice to Get Mind-Blowing Deals

Americana Beauty premier online store, specializes in trendy & fashionable womens’ accessories! Make a statement — Fashion is all about confidence & how you express yourself — Let these accessories help you express what you feel inside! https://americanabeauty.com/

Shop. Share. Earn.

Sign up with Gruupz (it’s free) & install the browser extension for Chrome or Firefox, & you can earn Amazon gift cards as rewards for the shopping you are already doing on Amazon.com, up to $300 per month! https://gruupz.com Gruupz will notify you when you have a gift card available 😉 Every month your balance is at least $5, we’ll award you a gift card. Also, when you refer someone to Gruupz & they sign up, you both get $3!

SQUEAKY WEAR – Push & Squeak T-Shirts for Instant Fun

Kids love the easy to pull on & fashionable designs of these t-shirts! When kids figure out that the touch leads to the funny sound of the squeak (the graphic feature makes!) they’ll be tickled pink! The Squeaky Wear fun feature might even help them make new friends <3 😉 Functional + User Friendly — You’ll enjoy watching your kids run & play — Your kids will love Squeaky Wear t-shirts available on  Amazon

Mother’s Day 2017: Gift Yourself “Rent the Runway”

For the past 2 months I’ve been Renting the Runway UNLIMITED. This means I get 3 Rent the Runway garments on rotation & my recurring dry cleaning errand has been completely eliminated because dry cleaning is included in my unlimited subscription 😉 Shipping is FREE (both ways) & I can cancel anytime.

Rent The Runway is a clothing rental service the best dressed MOMS swear by. It’s especially great when you need a knockout dress for a social occasion (see pics below!). Just in time for Mother’s Day 2017, Rent the Runway has 3 ways to rent:

Pay As You Rent & WOW on the biggest nights of the year. Get 4 or 8 day designer rentals for a fraction of the retail price.

StylePass Subscription. Want a new look for every event on your calendar?  Get flat-rate, 4-day rentals: any dress, any time, no exclusions.

Unlimited Subscription. Want something new to wear for work, weekends & everything in between? Get 3 designer pieces when YOU want them!

I’ve rented 10 garments over 2 months using the Unlimited RTR option. That works out to approx 5 items per month. I pay $139 per month for the RTR Unlimited subscription ($27.80 per item so far for you math junkies). Looking ahead, I plan to try out the casual clothing/handbags/jewelry/active wear options RTR has to offer, which will allow me to turn over items faster! The exact number of outfits you can rent depends on how quickly you can drop off your return & choose your next order. MotherStucker’s gift to you – Here’s $30 off for first time customers!

My biggest concern before trying RTR was the wear & tear factor. I am HARD on my clothes & didn’t want to be stuck paying full price for a stained/damaged designer garment. So far, this is a NON issue!

♥Motherstucker may or may not have spilled red wine on a RTR evening gown.

♥Motherstucker may or may not have let the hem out of a RTR jumpsuit for extra length.

♥Motherstucker may or may not have used pink thread to repair a loose eye hook on a red RTR  garment.

Knock on wood! If RTR puts up with Motherstucker’s shenanigans, YOU should be good to go! Note: Not all RTR dresses are available to rent under Unlimited. While this ruffled my feathers at first — (it ISN’T super clear in the unlimited sign up process) — throughout the experience I’ve made peace with the policy because of the LARGE Unlimited selection.In the photo above, Motherstucker is wearing the red pebbled crepe jumpsuit by Tori Burch ($495 retail or $45 RTR rental). This photo of the Mrs. Kentucky America Queens Club (Louisville, Ky – Photo Cred: http://catherine-andrew.com) celebrates the Ruby Anniversary/40th Anniversary of Mrs. America! I have an inkling I’m not the only gal wearing RTR <3

MotherStucker wore this Shoshanna Jasmine Skirt ($395 retail or $75 RTR rental) out & about in the Nashville, TN Gulch!

Believe it or not, this Solace London printed laryn gown ($670 retail or $100 RTR rental) arrived BRAND NEW with retail tag attached! Hubby & I attended the Ace & T.J.’s 20th Anniversary 2nd Chance Prom, Charlotte NC to benefit Grin Kids. The night was as fun (wild!) as the print/color of this dress!

RTR Unlimited is the gift that keeps on giving! Gift yourself this Mother’s Day!

Reinventing the Wheel

Join MotherStucker & BACK the Circ-It Kickstarter! A Connected Home/Travel Gym for All Fitness Levels!  MOMS — Feel powerful, look amazing — & get a complete workout on a busy schedule using the world’s most compact & versatile circuit-style gym http://bit.ly/FitEverywhere Developed by fitness professionals, Circ-It is compact, lightweight, & comes with an app to make fitness FAST, FUN, & EASY!

Nix the Stereotypical Flowers This Mother’s Day & Delight Mom with a Homemade Breakfast in Bed!

Not sure what to whip up? Pamper MOM with a plate of Viki’s Granola’s Maple Cranberry Granola Pancakes, Gaea’s Feta and Olive Oil Cakes, or Carrington Farms’ Ghee French Toast (or all three!) for a nutritious and delicious breakfast selection for mom. Each made with heart healthy and natural ingredients like gluten-free granola, organic ghee, and Greek Olive Oil, MOM will thank you for the indulgent, yet guilt-free, breakfast in bed on her special day.

♥Maple Cranberry Granola Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup Viki’s Cranberry Maple Granola
  • Maple syrup for topping

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a whisk or hand held mixer, whisk in buttermilk and egg until well combined and smooth. Stir in the melted butter. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Using a ¼ cup measure, pour pancake mix to cook. When pancake is golden brown, flip and cook other side. Keep warm in a 275° oven. To serve stack a few pancakes and top with maple syrup and Viki’s Cranberry Maple Granola.

♥Ghee French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 6 slices of brioche bread (cut into ½ inch slices)
  • 2 tbsp of Carrington Farms Organic Ghee

Directions:

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, milk, ghee and cinnamon for 30 seconds.
  2. Dip both sides of bread in mixture until saturated
  3. Put 1 tbsp of ghee in pan and turn heat on low for 20 seconds to let the ghee melt.
  4. Place 3 slices of bread in pan at a time and keep on medium heat.
  5. Cook slices until browned on both sides.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for the last 3 pieces.

♥Feta and Olive Oil Cakes

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Process the cheese with the sugar and honey in a mixer until smooth. Add olive oil. Combine flour with the ground almonds and baking powder and add to bowl while mixing. Divide batter among 6 greased one-use individual cake molds and top each with half an olive. Sprinkle top of batter with brown sugar and bake for about 25 minutes.

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Send a Signal!

MOMS, We all have friends or family that ride motorcycles or scooters —  THESE Smart Gloves — Will make great gifts to help our loved ones be safer doing what they love! Help them be SEEN when changing lanes & turning. SignalWear is wearable tech, featured on Discovery Channel & has 3 Activation Methods, Touch, Tilt or SignalBox wired to existing turn signals. Join Motherstucker & Back the SignalWear Kickstarter Launch

The Gumshoe for Best Toddler Water Shoes

MOMS, finally water shoe season has arrived!  Find the best options (comfort + safety) for you toddler at SHOESCAST  & be ready for all the spring & summer fun ahead! Compare quality, price, & exclusive SHOECAST rating easily with side by side infographics 😉 https://shoescast.com/best-water-shoes-for-toddlers/ 

FREE Birth Control with App

Using the promo code ‘FAKENEWS’, new users will get up to two months of birth control for free! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, & enter promo code ‘FAKENEWS’ at checkout. The promotion is valid through April 30, & is for new users only. Visit Nurx.com to get your free birth control today!

From SUB-ZERO to HERO

MOMS, Meet cülie the world’s first sub-zero waste bin & diaper pail!
The Indiegogo crowd fund for cülie launches in just a few weeks. At https://www.krowdster.co/l/e801 the cülie team is giving away $1500 in cash to MOMS (& DADS!) just for sharing about the cülie on  social media. Zero In & SHARE! XOXO, Motherstucker  

 

Perks of Going to High School Online: Why Parents & Students Love Online Learning

Today’s families choose from a variety of different schooling opportunities — such as traditional K-12 schooling, homeschooling or high school online. While educational choice is a great thing, some parents can get confused about which one is right for their child.

You are most likely familiar with traditional brick & mortar high schools. Chances are that you even attended one yourself. Homeschool is another option, but this option puts a lot of pressure on parents to teach the coursework. What parent wants to teach Chemistry or Geometry or Physics? Not many that I know of.

High school online is the perfect balance between the two previous options. It gives parents & students more academic control, without relying on a parent to take on the role of a teacher.

That’s why American High School is a perfect choice for parents & students. Homeschoolers enroll in the online school because it allows them flexibility in their learning. With online learning, motivated homeschooled teens don’t need to be held back by classes that must take four years to complete. Instead, the homeschooled students can choose an online high school that allows students to finish courses as fast as they are able to complete the coursework. Many online high school graduates have earned their diplomas & moved on to ​college one or two years ahead of their peers.

Here’s some more information about the benefits of attending American High school online:

  1. Online classes are available 24/7 every day, which means students can participate in their education when they want & take breaks as needed.
  2. Students can choose their own learning pace. They can advance more quickly in subjects they like & they excel in and take extra time on subjects when needed that they don’t like as much (Math as an example).
  3. Students who attend American High School online can access their lessons, ebooks, videos, journals, discussion boards, PowerPoint presentations & any other coursework material ANY time they want.
  4. Teachers at online schools tend to be more accessible to students — this is primarily attributed to the ease of communication through the traditional email & telephone, as well as video to email & video to phone. These various communication tools allow online students to email, chat, text or even call their teachers.
  5. Online schools use multiple forms of teaching materials, including videos, slideshows & lecture notes. These methods are more accommodating to different learning styles.
  6. One-on-one interactions with instructors create a safe & comfortable learning environment.
  7. The U.S. Department of Education reported that research shows students who attend online schools excel at a rapid rate.
  8. Fashion woes are a thing of the past. No one cares what you’re wearing when you attend high school online. You can go to school in your pajamas & get up at 10 a.m. to start their online course.
  9. Where you live plays a big part in what traditional school your child can attend, & the options aren’t always desirable. Online high school is global. No matter where you live, your child has a great schooling option.

Another major perk of attending American High School online is the way it can prepare students for college. Children who go to high school online receive an excellent education that is based on the core curriculum needed for entrance to college, as well as the elective courses that colleges often look for to ensure a student is well rounded. Online students are well prepared for college because they’ve learned to work independently, which is a necessary skill for college success.

Online students have plenty of opportunity to interact with their offline peers by enrolling in extracurricular activities, such as karate lessons, dance lessons, youth group at church, charity work & teen clubs. American High School online students can attend full-time or part-time, meaning these students are also enrolled at a traditional high school & are still able to participate in those school-sponsored extracurricular activities. Regardless of the situation, online students are able to fit extra activities into their schedule easily because online high schools are incredibly flexible.

Visit www.AmericanHighSchool.org for more information!

April is National Garlic Month!

Garlic is used to enhance just about every dish with a savory, delicious taste & this month, it’s time to show it some love!

Celebrate this classic cooking ingredient all month long with Carrington Farms Garlic Flavored Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil & Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a Dash of Garlic. Both are perfect for adding that garlicky flavor to dishes, but with no garlic cloves necessary. Whether you prefer coconut oil or Greek olive oil (or both!), these oils take cooking with garlic to a whole new level.

Carrington Farms Garlic Flavored Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil

As a great alternative to traditional oils such as vegetable, olive, canola, & corn oil, Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil retains all the benefits of traditional coconut oil but does not have the flavor or odor of coconuts. It’s naturally rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which is efficiently utilized by the body for energy production & helps aid in calorie burning & contains 4 x more MCT’s than traditional virgin coconut oil. It event has a higher heat point than traditional olive oils. Carrington’s is all-natural, gluten-free, hexane-free, NON-GMO, free of hydrogenated & trans fats & comes in a BPA free bottle. SRP: $11.99 / 16oz bottle,  www.CarringtonFarms.com.

Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a Dash of Garlic 

Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil With a dash of Garlic is made from handpicked olives freshly flavored with garlic to give it an even more healthy kick. Blended with just the right amount of garlic to give a quick & easy kick of flavor, this naturally flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a delicious accompaniment to salads, seafood & grilled fish or meat. Gaea Aromatic Extra Virgin Olive Oils are made of 100% natural ingredients, without any preservatives or additives. Available for $8.99 on www.gaeaus.com.

Try THIS deliciously colorful recipe for spring & summer gatherings!

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

½ cup Carrington Farms Garlic Flavored Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil

½ cup lemon juice

½ cup soy sauce

Pinch of salt

½ cup of sliced red bell pepper

½ cup sliced yellow bell peppers

½ sliced red onion

20 cherry tomatoes

½ sliced zucchini

½ sliced eggplant

Place all vegetables in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together Carrington Farms Garlic Flavored Liquid Coconut Oil, soy sauce & lemon juice. Pour over the vegetables. Cover bowl, & marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place vegetables on skewers (if using wooden skewers make sure to soak first). Spray grill with Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Spray. Set grill to medium heat. Place vegetable skewers on preheated grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Check out Tales of the Mischievious Harry Leviticus Bunking by LINCOLN WILLIAMS

From the author: Hi there! My name is Lincoln Williams, & I want to share my story with you. I accidently started this project about a year ago, out of sheer frustration. My oldest son Zion, is a very smart boy by all accounts, but he hates reading. I tried everything I could to encourage him to read more & I just could not. This was all the more frustrating for me because I am an avid reader! One day I was at home, & it suddenly dawned on me – Maybe, I could encourage my son to care more about reading if he could relate to the material that he was reading & that is how this project was born: “Tales of the Mischievous Harry Leviticus Bunking.” When I embarked on this project with Zion, I could see the immediate impact. Not only was he showing more interest in reading, but he was also motivated in helping to develop the characters for each short story in the series. Well, at the outset, this project was just supposed to be three short stories, but now the project has evolved two-fold. First, I have succeeded in motivating my son into being a better reader &; Second, I have re-discovered my passion for writing children’s stories! Personally, I have taken this project as far as I can from a financial standpoint & with the feedback that I am getting, I have decided that it is time to move beyond keeping this as a hobby for my children, close friends & my immediate family circle. The “Tales of the Mischievous Harry Leviticus Bunking” is a series of fast-paced short stories about a boy named Harry. Harry is always in search of fun! However, in his quest for the ultimate fun experience, Harry may go a little overboard. To be fair, Harry is a flawed character, but his intentions are not malicious. Folks, some of his choices leave a lot to be desired, & Harry ends up paying the price for those poor choices. As a parent of two very, very, active boys, I use Harry as examples of “teachable” moments. SO, Why Kickstarter? One word – INDEPENDENCE! I believe that by obtaining funding by crowdfunding on Kickstarter, I will be able to keep the Harry Bunking Series completely independent & 100% accountable to the people who matter most––our readers. I will be able to work independently without compromise to my creative process. A successful campaign on Kickstarter would give me the creative freedom with my project!

Join MotherStucker & BACK this project on Kickstarter!

Spring Break Destination: The Lost Village! #SmurfsMovie

Happy Spring Break MOMS! A NEW #SmurfsMovie The Lost Village will be in theaters this Friday, April 7th. Last Saturday my family & I jumped at the opportunity to  pre-screen THIS Sony Pictures Animation movie at the Aurora Cineplex in Atlanta, GA while in town for 2017 Big South National (Volleyball) Qualifier. For your own SMURFTASTIC time this Spring Break start HERE:

§ Teamwork! Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Hefty, Clumsy, & Brainy work together to stop Gargamel’s most dangerous plan yet. The Smurfs even welcome NEW members to their team in Smurfblossom, Smurflily, Smurfstorm, Smurfwillow & Smurfmelody!

§ Dig! Yes, Dig into some Smurfberry Pie this Spring Break!

§ Ace! Take some time this Spring Break & learn to draw Smurfette! 

§ Win! Learn more about the Smurfs Movie on Facebook & Twitter!

JUPIIS Travel Tray – Your Kid’s #1 Choice

Feeling ready to give your Children the most entertaining time of their lives while helping them develop their minds, strengthen creative thinking & improve their cognitive abilities? Enhance their Lives by gifting them the incredible JUPIIS Travel Desk for kids.
They’re going to adore it – guaranteed! 

Here’s a New Children’s Picture Book Just in Time for Easter & Passover

Meeting Moses is a newly inspired story from the Old Testament that entertains with time traveling (what kid doesn’t like that?), & written from a child’s point of view. This is a fun story with eye-catching illustrations, & has positive role models & life lessons. What a nice way for kids to be introduced to the Bible. The 40 page hardcover printed picture book is on sale for only $14.95, & the eBook for just $4.99. The publisher’s website also has free content to download. www.meetingbibleheroes.com 

5 Cooking Ingredients to Revamp Spring Cooking

MOMS, Check out these 5 simple ingredients that will level UP your kitchen game! 

  1. Ghee: Touted as the new it butter, Ghee is a clarified butter that is dairy-free & known to help balance cholesterol levels. Try Carrington Farms Organic Ghee in place of butter in your favorite recipes to give you that buttery flavor – without the guilt!
  2. Greek Olive Oil: Known for being a “healthy fat,” Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil is one of the most versatile foods in the world. It has a TON of health benefits that fight many age-related diseases, & has the ability to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer, lower blood pressure, & more. Choose a quality olive oil, such as Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to cook all of your meals & to get the most out of your olive oil. Your dinner guests (& heart) will thank you!
  3. Sea Salt: Salt may get a bad rap, but that’s no reason to cut all salt out of your diet – Sea Salt is one of the good ones! It contains a higher mineral content than regular salt & will give your food more flavor. Try adding sea salt to your basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, & you will be glad you did!
  4. Beans & Legumes: With so many different varieties to choose from, beans are a versatile ingredient with a ton of health benefits. They are loaded with protein & fiber to keep you full all day long & are good for digestion. Switch up your bean game with bean pasta from Explore Cuisine– made with organic beans only!
  5. Lemon: It’s no secret the lemon can be used for just about everything. This vibrant fruit is loaded with vitamin C, magnesium, fiber, & contains more potassium than apples or grapes. Add lemon to your favorite chicken dish, your Greek yogurt for a savory snack, or your water to reap all the health benefits.

    Bon appétit! XO, Motherstucker 😉

LUV the New Logo?

Disclosure: This review was made possible by iConnect & Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

Official Announcement:

The research/development team here at Motherstucker.com have spent countless hours in focus groups perfecting the NEW 2017 logo. YOUR feedback is needed! Do you LUV it? 😉

APRIL FOOLS! But seriously, here is an opportunity to save that is NO JOKE! Luvs, the official diaper of experienced moms is offering a $2 print-at-home coupon HERE: http://bit.ly/2kMDv3q Use this coupon at any mass, discount, or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold! All Luvs Diapers (available in sizes newborn through 6!) are included in this particular offer (except trial/travel sized diaper packs). Print-at-home coupons expire 30 days from the date printed.

Softer & more absorbent than ever before, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection & a money-back guarantee, Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus™ provide the high-quality features babies & parents need for less cost than the premium brands. No fooling!

  • Featuring Super Absorbent Leakguards & NightLock Plus™, its largest absorbency area ever, Luvs Diapers lock away wetness & absorb even more than regular Luvs.
  • With the large refastenable stretch tabs, fastening Luvs diapers is super easy for Mom, plus she can rest assured knowing that she’s giving baby a secure, snug fit again & again.
  • Luvs knows that between laundry, play dates, snack time, & nap time, you don’t have time for leaks. Luvs makes life easier for busy Moms by helping to keep leaks in the diaper where they belong, so baby stays dry & comfortable, even overnight.  
  • A contoured shape hugs baby for a great fit & a super soft cottony material – softer than ever before – feels gentle on baby’s skin. For more information on Luvs diapers, visit www.luvsdiapers.com or the brand’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube! Happy April Fools! 

Keep Tabs ON TabletHookz!

Make #travel BETTER – TabletHookz holds your tablet or smartphone securely. Universal to fit all size devices including ipads, iphones, Samsung & more – YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER VIA KICKSTARTER this patented product which allows you to create your own hands-free viewing experience by securely mounting your tablet, or smart-phone when you are traveling, or for use as a stand around the home & office. Join Motherstucker & pledge to support!