Monday, August 12, 2013

TEAS' TEA Australia Giveaway Event

Madame Deals Media has teamed up with TEAS' TEA

to bring you this great giveaway event!

Is there anything like sitting down for a cup of tea? Now you can enter to win a tea prize pack and a once in a lifetime trip!

Win a VIP trip to Australia (worth over $17,500) with the TEAS' TEA #Teafreshing summer sweeps!

Grand Prize includes:
- Round trip flights for 2 to Australia
- 10 night accommodations at 3 different hotels
- Transfers to and from all airports and hotels
- VIP Tour of ITO EN's Australian tea farm
- Sydney Opera House tour
- Private helicopter tour over the Great Barrier Reef

Weekly prizes also available including cameras, tablets, beach gear, free TEAS' TEA and more.
To enter, register at TEAS’ TEA® Facebook page and then use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to capture a refreshing summer moment and share it via the hashtag #Teafreshing.

In support of the Australia sweeps, TEAS' TEA is providing 1 Prize Pack Giveaway to our readers including the following:
- Branded grocery tote
- 2 t-shirts
- 6 bottles of assorted TEAS' TEA
- 2 buttons
(~$38 value)

Giveaway will run from 8/13 12:01 am EST through 8/20 at 11/59 pm EST. Enter to win the Tote/T-shirt Teas' Tea prize pack via the Rafflecopter below.

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About Teas' Tea

Green tea is a favorite amongst consumers interested in health and wellness due to the multitude of benefits from catechins—the naturally occurring antioxidant found in green tea leaves. TEAS’ TEA® is authentically brewed from loose tea leaves with thoughtful sourcing and meticulous brewing and filtration methods. It also delivers over 100% of your daily vitamin C.

ITO EN (North America) INC., a subsidiary of ITO EN, LTD., is the nation's leading purveyor of green tea products and beverages. The company is an innovator in the beverage industry, marketing award-winning Japanese tea lines in the U.S., including: TEAS' TEA®, Traditional Japanese Tea (Oi Ocha - Japan's 1 Selling Green Tea), and ITO EN Shots. Voted as ""Best Tea"" in New York City's Zagat's Gourmet and Entertainment Guide and hailed as ""Model Tea"" by Beverage World Magazine, ITO EN is dedicated to creating an authentic green tea culture in the United States. Committed to products that embody the company's five principles of Natural, Safe, Healthy, Well-designed and Delicious, ITO EN is uniquely positioned as a pioneer in the tea industry.
Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment nor did they receive compensation for posting this promotion. Prizes will be handled by participating sponsor. For questions or to see our full disclosure please visit Madame Deals Media.

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Mission Giveaway: Lunch Box Love

One of the most importent things we can do for our children is show them how loved they are. The words we give our children will stay with them forever. This week, we have a Mission Giveaway event just intime for packing the kids up for school who helps parents show their children love.

About Our Sponsor

Say Please was started by lifelong friends and fellow moms Judi Willard and Mary Fuller, because they were tired of seeing products being peddled for kids and adults with messages like: "My favorite accessory is my dad’s credit card" or ‘‘Boys are stupid.”
They decided to create a company that produced greeting cards, clothing and other accessories that featured positive messages, but in a hip and humorous way.
Positive words can change someone's day, a life, and eventually the world

The Prizes

Lunchbox Love for Kids Volumes 33-48 - Lunchbox Love® - positive notes and fun trivia and jokes for your child's lunchbox, backpack, binder, or pillow.
Busy parents and caregivers will love this easy yet meaningful way to stay connected with their children throughout the school day. Positive words on the front inspire while fun trivia & jokes on the back entertain. Each volume contains 12 cards--10 with different phrases and fun facts or jokes and 2 blanks so you can add a personal message.
Keep: One Lunchbox Love Set
Share: One Lunchbox Love Set

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 8/13 12:01 am EST and Close on 8/16 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Check out and Enter our Other Giveaways

Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter.
Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway!
To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.
Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.
Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Impossible Cheese Burger Pie Recipe

Part of being thrifty is having an arsenal of recipes that can be made in a hurry! This is a favourite in my house, one that never has any left overs! 
I have seen many variations of this recipe, and this is mine after some tweeking to make it just how I like it! 


  • 1 cup Bisquick mix (Make your own with my recipe)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2 lb ground beef, cooked
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • Tomato slices (optional)

This is so easy! First, Pre-heat your oven to 400. Next, spread your browned ground beef in a greased pie plate. Add your onion and mushrooms if desired. 

Now, mix your biscuit mix, milk, eggs, and salt and pepper. I use my blender to make sure it is all good and mixed. 

Now pour the prepared batter over the meat mixture and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the pie and add the shredded cheese. If you want tomatoes, add them now too. (I was out of tomatoes when I made this last)

Bake for an other 5 minutes, or until cooked through. You want it browned slightly, and if you insert a knife, it comes out clean. That's it! Easy and delicious! Enjoy :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Flash Giveaway

Flash giveaway alert! Today only you can win a Canvas Press Princess Grow Chart! Perfect for your little princess!
Good Luck!

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Campus Books and Operation Smile

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post for Campus Book Rentals. All opinions are my own. For more information see our Disclosure Policy 

It's not just back to school time for kids. Collage students are heading back too. That means it's time to buy textbooks, right? Textbooks are a major expense for collage students, but they don't have to be. 

Campus Books Rentals offers students a new way get the books they need, by renting them. Over 1,000,000 students have discovered the money savings!
What are the benefits? 
  • Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices 
  • Free shipping both ways
  • Students can highlight in the textbooks 
  • Flexible renting periods

How does it work? Watch and learn...

Now there is a new program, RentBack. RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students. This gives you the chance to make 2-4 times more than other buy back offers! Every time your books are rented, you get paid, and can continue renting them out as long as they are in demand!

Campus Books is not only helping collage students. With every text book that is rented, a donation is made to Operation Smile

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. 

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. 1 in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday, and that is a real tragedy. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life.

Operation Smile and its more than 5,000 medical volunteers are working every day around the world to provide safe, effective and free cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgery for children all over the world. 

This is a wonderful organization, and it is really exciting to share how Campus Book Rentals is helping to make a difference. Help spread the word. Share this post with the collage students in your life. You will not only be helping them with their expense, but you will be saving lives.

Back To School Packs Giveaway

It's that time of year again. Every year we buy new clothes, back packs, pencils and paper and send our babies off to school. How many times do they come home with less than we send them with?
"I couldn't find my jacket Mom!"

Well, no more! Don't loose it, label it!

I am a huge fan of Lovable Labels. I was able to review their Back To School Packs, and these truly are a must have for all moms sending their children back to school this year!

In each pack you receive:

30 Multi-Purpose Sticker Labels (Great for almost anything you want to come home!)
80 Slimline Labels (Perfect for pens, markers, toothbrushes and more)
12 Shoe Labels
48 Press N’ Stick Clothing DOTS (No more lost ski pants and jackets!)
12 Square Labels
2 Mini Metal Tags (Backpacks, lunch bags and more!)
With 8 new designs there is something for everyone! Dishwasher, microwave, and washer & dryer safe.

At $44.95, this is a steal! Replacing lost items will cost more than that!
It gets better, use code ChelseaLB3 for 10% off all your orders!

Now you have a chance to win some for your self! Just fill out the entry form below.

Good Luck!


Me And My Handful is not responsible for prize shipment. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for my details.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Homemade Biscuit Mix

We love biscuits in my house! They go with everything. With 5 kids, I don't always have a ton of time to whip them together, so I make my own Bisquick mix to keep on hand for those situations! Super easy, and there when you need it! 


  • 9 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups solid vegetable shortening
  • clean empty ice cream pail for storage

So simple. Add all you ingredients it your ice cream pail.  

Now get in there with your hands, or a pastry mixer if you have one, and mix it all up. You want to get the shortening mixed in forming pea sized lumps.

That's it! So simple! Store it in your pail for 3 months (I have used it longer than that and it's been ok)

When you are ready to make biscuits, mix 2 1/2 cups of the mix with 2/3 cups of milk. Knead the dough and roll it out. Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes, and serve.