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Suffer from heartburn? Read this + enter to win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

{This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own. Read our disclosure policy here.}

I’ve had terrible heartburn in my lifetime — especially during my last pregnancy! I remember that it would be so bad that I would try to fall asleep sitting up to help ease the discomfort a little bit. I would want to get relief from it, but the last thing I would want to do was try to swallow a pill.

If you’ve ever suffered from frequent heartburn, I’m sure you can relate! Which is why Walgreens has launched a brand new line of innovative heartburn relief — that doesn’t require you to try to swallow a pill.

You can now get Well at Walgreens Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets (also referred to as Omeprazole ODT) over the counter at your local Walgreens store!

Interested? Here more information you should know about the Well at Walgreens Omeprazole ODT:

  • This easy-to-take orally disintegrating tablet works just like the current Omeprazole tablet, but you don’t have to swallow a pill! It dissolves easily on the tongue with MELTechTM.
  • Due to its long-lasting protection, it’s ideal for frequent heartburn sufferers.
  • No glass of water is needed. You can take it on the go with you!
  • It’s designed to treat the symptoms of frequent heartburn of 2 or more days per week.
  • One pill provides 24-hour relief from heartburn. Relief will be seen within 1-4 days, while some may see relief within the first 24 hours.
  • The pills are strawberry flavored for a pleasant taste.

And because this is a store brand offered by Walgreens and they often offer great savings on their OTC products, you’ll save more money buying this at Walgreens compared to other national brands at other retail stores.

Save on Omeprazole ODT at Walgreens

In fact, right now Walgreens is offering a great online-only savings offer on Omeprazole ODT.

They are having a buy one, get one 50% off mix & match sale on all Omeprazole ODT, PLUS you can get 5,000 Balance Rewards Points when you buy two products!

Choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs or buy $35 worth of product to get free shipping to your home.

Go here to get online savings on Omeprazole ODT at Walgreens.

Win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

We have one $100 Walgreens gift card to give away to a lucky reader!

Just leave a comment on this post telling us your experience with heartburn or why you’re excited about trying Omeprazole ODT.

Giveaway will end December 18, 2018.

Medical Disclaimer: Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn (occurring 2 or more days a week). May take 1-4 days for full effect. Not intended for immediate relief. You should not take Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablet for more than 14 days or more frequently than every four months unless directed by your doctor. Please contact your doctor before taking if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to Create a Home You Love — even if you don’t have money and don’t know how to decorate!

Other than my podcast interviews with Jesse, this week’s episode of The Crystal Paine Show was my very first interview to do in-person — with Myquillyn Smith (aka The Nester) sitting right across the table from me as we recorded (Ryan, my podcast producer and Myquillyn’s husband are in the background of the above photo).

I loved getting to chat with her face-to-face and be inspired by her heart for creating a cozy and inviting home that serves your family well — even if you are on a tight budget and don’t know how to decorate!

(You know what else was so fun about having Myquillyn and her husband, Chad, come to our house for the interview? They brought their tiny home with them!)

Myquillyn and I talk about the importance of making your home into a place that fits the way you’re called to use it, and she offers practical advice for women who may feel intimidated or insecure about decorating or who want to decorate but don’t have any extra money to do so.

If you’ve ever wanted your home to be a cozy, welcoming place, but aren’t sure where to start, you don’t want to miss this episode!

(And while I’m not much of a decorator at all — as I talk about on this episode! — I surprised myself by truly being inspired by her book. Listen in as I share more on that!)

I also give you some last-minute tips for simplifying December, tell you one of our favorite Christmas traditions when our kids were younger, and share some of our favorite Christmas read-alouds for younger kids.

And I close out the show by sharing some encouragement from my heart to moms of littles. If you currently have babies, toddlers, or younger kids and maybe feel a little overwhelmed by this season of life, I hope that my words will inspire you and help you feel less alone!

In This Episode:

[01:34] – Our Christmas Bucket List is what’s saving my life this week! This simple practice makes our Decembers so much simpler, calmer, and fun-filled.

[06:54] – Instead of just one book, this week I tell you about some of our family’s favorite Christmas picture books.

[07:50] – Today’s guest is Myquillyn Smith — a woman who is well known on the internet for encouraging people to love their homes and that “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”.

[10:16] – I asked Myquillyn to share advice for women who have insecurities or fears when it comes to decorating their homes (because this is 100% me — I was even insecure about having Myquillyn come to my home and had to talk myself out of that before she got there!)

[15:17] – One of the things I often hear from women is that they wish they could redecorate or change some things in their home but they are on a really tight budget. We talk about this and Myquillyn shares some of her best tips for loving your home and making it cozy and welcoming — on a tight budget.

[17:45] – We talk about what it’s like to be an introvert and how to step out and do scary things in spite of our fears. Myquillin addresses my question on how she has managed to invite 1000 people to her home for a festival and go on book tour. She shares how it’s been for her and why she chose to do this, even though she knew it would be a lot.

[21:58] – Myquillyn shares three books she’s planning to read soon — two of which have been on my radar screen and that I promptly ordered after she talked about them!

[23:04] – And we talk about none other than baths. Yes, for real! You’ll have to tune in to find out why! 🙂

[24:45] – Many listeners have written in to ask about my advice for a first-time mom. I share some of my best advice and encouragement — that I wish I would have learned early on!

Links and Resources:

How to Listen to The Crystal Paine Show

The podcast is available on iTunesAndroidStitcher, and Spotify. You can listen online through the direct player we’ll include in the show notes of each episode. OR, a much easier way to listen is by subscribing to the podcast through a free podcast app on your phone. (Find instructions for how to subscribe to a podcast here.)

Ready to dive in and listen? Hit the player above or search for “The Crystal Paine Show” on your favorite podcast app.

Sponsor Spotlight

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When you want to make Hashbrown Casserole, but you don’t have sour cream…

What do you do when you want to make hashbrown casserole, but you don’t have any sour cream? Well, if you’re me, you decide to get creative and make do with what you have!

This was me two weeks ago.

I woke up Sunday morning and realized that I needed to bring something to our church brunch that morning. We had just bought the Ore-Ida Potatoes at Kroger that were on sale for $0.99 per bag as part of the weekend deal and I had a can of cream of chicken soup + a block of cheddar cheese, so I was itching to make Hashbrown Casserole in the Crockpot.

The only problem? We didn’t have sour cream or Greek yogurt or anything that could stand in for sour cream. And every online search for Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole brought up recipes that had sour cream in them.

However, not to be deterred, I remembered this Hashbrown Potatoes recipe from my sister that doesn’t have sour cream or cream soup in it, so I decided to just try and see if I could make something up with what I had on hand.

Here’s what I did:

I browned the onions in half a stick of butter.

Then, I added the can of cream of chicken soup plus some milk and heated it through.

 

While this was simmering, I grated some cheese.

I then put one bag of hashbrowns onto the bottom of the crockpot and poured the soup mixture on top. (Note: I should have sprayed the pan, but I forgot to do so — it ended up not sticking to the bottom like I thought it would, but I would still recommend not forgetting like I did. :))

I mixed the soup mixture in with the potatoes.

And then dumped the shredded cheese on top.

And mixed the cheese in.

I cooked it on high for 3 hours. (We cooked it at home for an hour and a half and then brought it to church and plugged it in to cook during the service for an hour and a half.)

The end result was amazing — it smelled so good, tasted amazing, and the crockpot was completely empty in just a few minutes! I would say they were a big hit! 🙂

Not all of my kitchen creations have turned out so successfully, but it’s always a victory when they do — and I get creative and make do with what I have on hand!

By the way, I got 678 points from Fetch for buying the Hashbrown Potatoes! Yay for free points and free gifts cards for something I was already planning on buying!

Looking for another yummy Hashbrown Potato recipe that doesn’t require any sour cream or cream soup? Check out my sister’s Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes recipe.

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I got some FANTASTIC deals at Kroger!

After taking a few weeks off from deal-shopping because of our trip to Rome and India, and then going to Kansas for Thanksgiving, and then all the extra work on Black Friday/Cyber Monday week, I’m so happy to finally be back to regular deal-shopping again! I’ve missed it!

Here’s what I picked up at Kroger this past week:

Kroger Shopping Trip #1:

  • Eckrich Sausage — $1.50 when you buy 5 participating items
  • Land O’ Lakes Half & Half — $1.99 when you buy 5 participating items
  • 16-oz. Kroger cheese — 2.49 when you buy 5 participating items
  • Danimal Smoothies — $1.49 when you buy 5 participating items
  • Cheerios — $1.79 when you buy 5 participating items
  • Kroger brown rice — $1.69
  • Vigo Beans and Rice — on closeout for $0.89
  • 3 Chobani Flip yogurt — 2 on closeout for $0.35 each, one marked down to $0.39
  • 6 Fage yogurts — marked down to $0.29 each
  • 1 lb. ground beef — marked down to $3.79
  • Organic eggs — marked down to $2.99
  • Park Loin — marked down to $2.90
  • 2 packages of Chimichurri Beef — marked down to $3.99 per package
  • 2 lb. Jennie-O ground turkey — marked down to $2.29 per package
  • Kroger sour cream — $1.39
  • 2 bags of peppers and zucchini — marked down to $0.99 each
  • Kroger unbleached flour — $1. 59
  • Kroger whole-wheat flour — $2.49
  • Whole milk — $2.49
  • Used $5 off $50 coupon that had printed at checkout for us two weeks ago (these are randomly printing for people right now!)
  • Total with tax: $44.47

I was excited to get such great deals on meal and dairy products! Wondering how I find such great markdowns? Read this post.

We made turkey meatballs with the ground turkey and ground beef and put those in the freezer. I’m planning to make the pork loin in the crockpot with barbecue sauce.

Kroger had some amazing deals on baking products this past weekend and I was so excited about them — and they ended up being even better when I got in the store!

See the coupons on the display? Those were for Buy 2 Hershey’s baking chips, Get 1 Free. Well these were already on sale for $0.99 each (limit 5) with the Kroger digital coupon.

So guess what? I bought 5 and used 2 coupons and ended up getting 7 bags of Hershey’s baking chips for $4.98 total!!!

I should be stocked up baking supplies for Christmas baking!

Kroger Shopping Trip #2:

Cashback: 104 points from Fetch for submitting my receipts, $0.10 from iBotta for submitting my receipt