Crispy Green: Crispy Fruit – Valentine’s Day 2017 Giveaway

Crispy Green: Crispy Fruit Valentine’s 2017 Giveaway

When I was younger (much younger) and in grade school, I loved when the time came to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Overall, I remember this as a time to have cupcakes in class, and most of all, trade envelopes and treats with my fellow classmates.

The Valentine’s given usually reflected the personality and always gender appropriate of the giver. Many students also gave an additional treat with their card ranging from chocolate to conversation hearts. Rarely were the treats healthy and were always full of sugar, many times cavities could be seen month later.

Many things have changed since those carefree candy filled days and parents and teachers are looking for healthy alternatives to share with classrooms such as Crispy Green’s Crispy Fruit.

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Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – December 2016 Review

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – December 2016 Review

Whew! December is over, and we are now in a new year filled with hope, dreams and goals.

As we enter the new year,  I am making it a goal to send people more happy mail and to commemorate the special events in our family and friends lives. Since the mail used to contain marriage announcements and baby announcements and have been replaced by group messaging, sending a card can make a lasting positive impression.

When you sign up for a Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily you are able to get a positive and happy box. Each month, similar to the regular Box of Awesome that is offered, there is no theme is chosen. Instead of theme a random selection of 2 – 3 gender neutral items are included in this white package.

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Sock Club: Feet Need Love Too – Valentine’s Day 2017 Giveaway

Feet Need Love Too – Valentine’s Day 2017 – Sock Club Giveaway

sock-club-collageAs we approach Valentine’s Day, it becomes a day of panic for many people. Gifts can be hard to purchase if you are in a new relationship or a seasoned 20 year relationship. I am a strong believer that these sometimes the simplest gift can be the most meaningful. Since I spend so much time in the house, it is a rare day that I wear shows. On the rare occasion I venture beyond my home, I make sure my socks are decorative.

I have mentioned that each time we are out and I see a new sock, I want to buy the socks despite my collection being larger than I can properly store. As I have mentioned in the past  one of my favorite pairs that I have is a red and grey wool sock that I received last year.

Since I am a big believer that feet need love too during this universal day of love, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give one reader a 3 month subscription to SockClub

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Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book Review

Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book Review + Giveaway

While the years scariest day is about 10 months away, it is nice to have a reminder of the mystical and magical throughout the year. I have discovered that there is no better way to dream and imagine, then when you are coloring.

One of my favorite things to color is unique and different images that inspire me to think and to imagine a different world. When I received the Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book by Blue Star Coloring it made me think of the different and unusual images in the world. Continue reading

Ralphs 5-Day Sale January 18th thru 23rd 2017

Ralphs 5-Day Sale – Hot Price Alert

January 18th thru 23rd 2017

@RalphsGrocery provided me with compensation in exchange for this sponsored blog post. However, all opinions expressed here are my own”

I have a confession – I love to save money! I wish I could say that this attitude covers only a couple of items but it is universal and all-encompassing. I seek sales, coupons whenever possible.

When Jason and I began to co-habitate we had two different shopping styles. Jason would run into the store, and see the advertised sales, ignore them and more often than not, would purchase a different item. This method worked for him, for many years – that is until he met me and I told him he was shopping wrong and leaving money at the store.

It was not instant that he adopted my way of shopping, but I am proud to say that within a year he began seeing the savings potential and coupons whenever possible.

As luck would have it Ralphs is currently running a 5-day Hot Price Alert!

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Newman’s Own Valentine’s Pet Sampler Giveaway

Love Your Pet This Valentine’s Day – Newman’s Pet Food Sampler Giveaway

newmans-sampler-packAs the calendar days pass, the new years worth of holidays and celebrations have begun. One of the first holidays is the upcoming Valentines Day.

Each year when Valentines Day rolls around, I wonder the same thing each – why is there only one day to tell those we love that we love them. I think we should tell those we love that we love them everyday! This generalization also applies to the animals in our life, we should love them each day and not only on a day in February.

A simple way that we show our cats love each day is by the food selections that we make! With that spirit of love, I am thrilled to give one reader a Newman’s Pet Food Sampler in either cat or dog variety.

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Chargers Have Left – Now How Do I decorate?

The Charger’s Have Left San Diego, Now How Do I Decorate?

Many readers know, I live in a Charger house and am a native San Diegan, and for me there was no other team to get behind but the San Diego Chargers.

Since the news broke that they are leaving I have done a lot of reading and had many discussions. For now the Chargers are still the Bolts, and the team colors are still yellow and blue – this could change down the line, but now it remains (I believe they just went through a uniform change a couple years ago, and the NFL rules state that changes can be made every 5 years).

Jason is a born, bred and lifelong fan and never planned on supporting another team. As he put it, he has 40+ years invested in this team, players and history and 100 mile move would not change that. As for me, I am a hometown girl.

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Mrs. Thinsters Valentine’s Cookie Giveaway – 2017

Mrs. Thinster’s: Love the Sweets Cookie Giveaway

We are a sweet house, and a fan of all things sweet and there is nothing sweeter than Valentine’s Day!

Since we are such cookie fans, I am thrilled to give you the opportunity to win a 4 pack of Mrs. Thinster’s cookies in anticipation of the sweetest day – Valentine’s Day.

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Cremo Company: Men & Women’s Shaving Cream Review

Cremo Company: Men and Women’s Shaving Cream Review & Giveaway

There are certain lessons and teachings that since I was raised by a man that I missed. These are few and far between now that I am older but equally important to my daily life.

The lesson that I missed out on was about shaving. I took all my shaving lessons from my father while he shaved, and relied on my close friends for further teachings. One of the things that I learned is that it is frowned upon when women are shaving that they not use cream of any kind. The result is razor burn, and at times an uneven shave.

This has been a system of trial and error for me with, not only razors, but also shaving creams. I experiment with different brands and try to find the one that will give me a simple and clean shave. Recently I have came across a company called Cremo Company that happens to make concentrated shaving creams, which means less of the product is needed to give a good shave.

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Stampin’ Up: Watercolor Pencils Review

Stampin’ Up: Watercolor Pencils Review + Giveaway

Recently Stampin’s Up released their new Celebrations Catalog, and contained therein was a simple set of colored pencils. When I saw these, my first thought was that they would be a great addition to my colored pencil collection. As it turns out these are much more than colored pencils – they are Watercolor Pencils. These particular Watercolor Pencils go on like a regular colored pencil but have the ability to become watercolored.

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