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Holiday Giveaway: I Love and You Cat or Dog Sampler

I and Love and You Sampler Holiday Giveaway

As a pet owner now I look for I look for companies that support the causes I believe in such as shelter adoption. The best is companies that also support animal welfare organizations and advocate for healthy and nutritious food options and that is exactly the driving reasons behind I and Love and You.

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AliveCor: Kardia Mobile Review

Heart Monitoring with the AliveCor: Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor

A couple of months ago I took my father in for a fairly routine surgery. I was suppose to drop him off, and  hours later pick him up. Instead a mere minutes after dropping him off I was getting a call that a cardiologist needed to speak to me immediately and I had a decision to make.

As it turned out, as they were completing this “routine” surgery, my father passed a clot and had a heart attack on the table. As I would later hear he thought it was a severe acid reflux until it was not going away. I was lucky, since he was on the table, they were able to do everything they needed.

As we would learn, the clot traveled to an artery that happened to be clogged, and since he was pumped with drugs to break up the clot, that is what happened when it hit that clog. Here is the issue – he never knew he had an artery that was 99% clogged.

When the dust settled, and stints put in to improve blood flow, the questions began. Ever a diligent man, he went for his yearly testing and listened to the doctors instructions, but we quickly realized this was not enough, he needed to take hold of his heart health.

When I was recently approached AliveCor makers of the Kardia Mobile the timing could not have been more perfect and more timely.

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Dr Pepper + College Football = Tailgating with Albertsons

Dr Pepper + College Football = Tailgating with Albertsons

Brought to you by Dr Pepper® and Albertsons Companies

Football season has arrived, which also means that college football season is here. There is no better way to celebrate game day then by tailgating.

One of my favorite parts of tailgating is the decorating and preparation. I love to choose balloons, paper goods and streamers that match the team colors playing that day. I make lists, verify any food/drink allergies and confirm attendance.

While it can be difficult to prepare for tailgating, one way that I always ensure that I am getting the products my guests will enjoy is by making a list. The list is usually packed with snacks, treats and surprises for my tailgating friends.

Since I was young I have enjoyed Dr Pepper and with their $5.00 promo code for game day attire on GameTimeFanGear.com it makes Dr Pepper® the perfect game day drink!

Also, when tailgating, it is important to show your colors, and represent the team you are rooting for. This can be as simple as a shirt, hair color, or even coloring your car windows.

When you BUY any 2 Dr Pepper 12-Pack 12oz Cans, 6-Pack 16.9oz Bottles or 8-Pack 12oz Bottles
and text FANGEAR to 811811 you can get a $5.00 promo code. It is simple and all you have to do is follow the instructions to send a photo of your receipt to get it.

This college football season there is no reason why you cannot enjoy your team, a cold Dr Pepper and represent your allegiance with some Game Time Fan Gear – be the ultimate fan!

 

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Dollar Tree is Your Back To School Headquarters

Why Dollar Tree is Your One Stop Back to School Headquarters

This post was sponsored by Dollar Tree, and this post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the content to follow and all opinions are my own.

As not only a bargain shopper, but also as a crafter I am always on the lookout for good deals and bargains. One of the more expensive times of the year is Back to School time – many times there are lists of items that need to be purchased, and at times the need to go to multiple stores is needed.

As I was recently walking through my local Dollar Tree I realized that those classrooms lists that forced my father to numerous stores, could be purchased at Dollar Tree.

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Buffalo Range: All Natural Buffalo Treats Review

Buffalo Range: All Natural Buffalo Rawhide Treats Review & Giveaway

As a pet guardian I am a firm believer that as “guardians” it is our job to make our pets have the best life possible. This could be from giving them attention when they want it, giving them the best food available or making sure the treats they have are pure.

As much as we love our pets, we are unable to communicate with them. Due to this we are responsible for making their food decisions for them. When I look for treats, my goal is to give them the most pure products with ingredients I can pronounce.

When I learned about the new Buffalo Range All Natural Buffalo Rawhide Treats I knew that I wanted Meadow to have the opportunity to try them since I had read that they were natural and did not contain preservatives or fillers.

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Cars.com – Car Shopping Made Easy

Finding The Right Car with Cars.com

This post was sponsored by Cars.com, but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Recently, we purchased a new car – a 2017 Subaru Forester. It took us over a month to make the decision on the make, model and features. To come to this decision we followed a couple of tips that without, our car buying results would not have been as favorable.

When we began looking there were a couple of cars in our price point, and all of comparable build, so it came down to the important things.

The first thing that we did was research, and more research. Jason is a big guy and I am of average size, finding a car that fit him, yet did not make me feel engulfed was paramount. As we began to do our research used Cars.com to do our research, which was extensive. One thing we wanted to see was video reviews, which we found on Cars.com easily. One very important factor for us was we wanted the good, bad and the ugly on the considered cars, which we were able to locate on Cars.com.

Another important thing to do is SHOP AROUND! I can not express this more! Each dealership has different makes, models and trims, so it is worth a look to see what each dealer has available. With technology and email, you can even email a dealership to inquire about inventory. When you do this initial shopping around, you will gain a baseline of what the car basically costs with desired features and trims.

The other important factor is to go in educated about your potential car. When we went to the dealer, we knew the details of the car we wanted. This immediately told the salesman that we could not be taken advantage of. We knew the potential rebates and we knew the features we wanted. We felt empowered and in control of a situation that most times feels out of control, which led us to to feeling we got the best deal.

With the right research using Cars.com we found the perfect car that fits Jason and gives me the safety I desire. We both agree that we could not imagine another car and could not be happier with our purchase. We know that it was the research ahead of time that lead us to our car.

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LEAP! Movie – Determination, Dreams and Heart

LEAP! MOVIE – Take a Leap with Félicie and her Dreams!

 This sponsored post is brought to you by The Weinstein Company and coordinated by Wendy’s Bloggers and all opinions expressed here are my own. 

Check out the brand NEW trailer from The Weinstein Company’s LEAP!, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song from the soundtrack, “Cut To The Feeling.”

In LEAP! 11-year-old orphan, Félicie has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor, an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. The two friends flee their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But Félicie quickly learns that talent alone is not enough, but determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

 This charming animated comedy will inspire the whole family! Parents, kids, anyone who has ever dreamed of following their heart will fall in love with LEAP!. The entire cast captures the spirit and humor of the story and the music will have you dancing all the way home!

 Make sure to get your tickets early!

LEAP! opens in theaters nationwide on August 30th and stars Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen.

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An Introduction to I and Love and You

An Introduction to I and Love and You + A Giveaway

When I was young I thought that I would grow up and be a veterinarian. The biggest problem with this lofty plan was I could not stand to see an animal in any distress. Once the animal showed signs of pain, panic or discontent, I would react with tears and sympathy in abundance.

As a pet owner now I look for I look for companies that support the causes I believe in such as shelter adoption. The best is companies that also support animal welfare organizations and advocate for healthy and nutritious food options and in my searching I came upon I and Love and You.

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Nectar Sleep: Get Some Sweet Sleep with a 365 Night Sleep Trial

Get Some Sweet Sleep with Nectar Sleep

Best Bed Under $1000

Nectar Sleep provided me with compensation in exchange for this sponsored blog post. This post does contain affiliate links, but all opinions expressed here are my own

If there is one thing that I have always valued, it is my sleep. From the time I can remember I have loved sleep and can get upwards of 12 hours at times. Sleep and I get along, and we get along well.

Sadly for my husband the opposite is true – he is lucky to get 2 hours in a row on any given night. The disparity in our sleep patterns are obvious and at times frustrating, I have begun the process of researching mattresses that are good for me, yet will also work for my insomniac spouse.

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