Thursday, November 20, 2014 has SO Many Great Options!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

Campus Book Rentals could have prevented this build-up of books for me
(most of  which I probably won't need to use again).

The books in the picture above are just a small portion of old school books that are on our bookshelves. Even those few you see cost a small fortune to buy. When it was time to sell them back, they were either outdated (a new edition came out) or the book store was offering pennies on the dollar for what I originally paid.

With, I could have rented my books for a fraction of what I paid, and not had to worry about what to do with books I would probably never need again, after the semester was over.

That's one reason to love them. There are others:
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  • FREE shipping both ways!
  • You can use a highlighter in the books.
  • Renting periods are flexible.
  • Each rental generates a donation to Operation Smile
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With every textbook rental made through them, donates to Operation Smile. Having a profound compassion for children, Operation Smile is a charity that believes every child has the right to live their lives with dignity. Through their program, they make assistance available to children in low and middle-income countries, allowing them to obtain safe and quality medical care for procedures such as Cleft Lip. It is worth noting that over 22,000 free surgical procedures have been given, thanks to Operation Smile, since 1982. Big kudos to for donating to such a wonderful program.

In addition to all of those great perks listed above, there is yet another reason to love, and that is the fairly new capability they offer, which allows you to rent books to other students. You will get a pre-determined amount of money each time your text is rented out by the company. It can be rented out over and over again until it is no longer usable, and then you will get your textbook back. Doesn't that sound like a great way to make a little extra money, while doing your part to help someone else save money too? Definitely a winning option, all the way around.

I love, and when it's time for my husband to order books for his next semester, I'm going to remind him to check there first.

If any of the above sounds amazing, exciting, useful and wonderful to you, 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Touring the Fine Art in Our Home

This is a short tour of the fine art in our home.

You'll find only the best pieces here...

Created with the finest of crayons and hung with only the best Scotch Tape.

Like this holiday-esque scarecrow, cut with premium kid-safe scissors and hung with the finest of Scotch Tapes.

The Cube Work of my daughter, done awhile back (she's a teen now).
Very modern work, don't you think?

You'll also find Cube Work, like this gorgeous painted cube my now-teen daughter made me once upon a time.

The Baffling, yet Mesmerizing Abstract Art of a Kindergartner

We have the baffling but mesmerizing abstract art of a Kindergartner framed delicately on our hallway wall.

If you look very carefully, you can make out a whale on the left,
and a duck on the right. Craft Material: Unknown
Age: Antique (my now-21 yr old son made these in grade school ;) ).

And, among our prized treasures such as the David (censored for this post) we picked up in Italy, the Eiffel Tower we brought home from France, and a marble statuette we picked up on an anniversary trip we took to Holland, you'll find the delicate work of my now-21 year old son in the form of a whale and a duck. I'm not quite sure of what material our little ar-teeest used, but I am sure it's breakable and the pieces must be displayed in a very important place. I am also sure they are now antiques, since he made them while he was in grade school. ;)

Isn't it true that the most important things are the things that really didn't cost much at all? Even when it comes to art. :)

$100 Amazon Fan Appreciation Giveaway

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey did not receive compensation to help promote this giveaway and is not responsible for prize delivery.

Bloggers appreciate their readers, and I very much include myself in that blanket statement. It is wonderful to have those who visit for the first time show up, and it is more than wonderful when a person decides to come back. I have quite a few in the latter category and I am very, very grateful. I so appreciate each and every one of you (newbie or regular visitor!), so I can totally relate to Bill from Holiday Contest & Sweeps who is offering a $100 Amazon Gift Card as a way to express his gratitude for his readers. What a nice thing too, for him to do!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FabKids Would Be a Great Gift Subscription Idea!

Disclosure: I received an outfit to help facilitate the subscription review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Yesterday I told my youngest to suit up we were going out. He put on his new FabKids outfit, and we were off! FabKids is a monthly subscription service, with no obligation to buy, for children's clothing. Founded in part by famous actress, Christina Applegate, the clothing line is cool, funky, and fresh. ;) It's also high quality and holds up, wash after wash. With Christmas on the way, I have to say: If you're looking for a useful and fun gift idea, won't you consider a FabKids subscription? How fun would it be to know you were giving someone a new outfit each and every month?

The subscription service itself work very easily. You take a quiz when you sign up, to help match outfits to your tastes and needs. That being said, you are free to purchase as little or as much as you want, or nothing at all. Each  month you will be charged the price of one outfit, which means you will have one credit on your account to purchase an outfit of choice. You can make the purchase whenever you want to, but it's paid for on a certain day each month, unless you note that you do not want to be charged for the month. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Multi-Striped Hooded Shirt
from the FabKids
Cargo Snowboarder Outfit

Back to our little trip, but first we took a picture for the review. This shirt is part of the Cargo Snowboarder Outfit. It is 100% cotton, which means it's very comfy. It has a nice, roomy cut and falls below the waist. It also has a hood, and hoods make my son happy. ;)

Classic Cargo Pants
from the FabKids
Cargo Snowboarder Outfit

The Classic Cargo Pants are the perfect match in color, very durable, and they have the classic roomy cargo pant pockets on each leg and on the rear end.

So...for our big day out, I let my son pick where we were going to go, and what we were going to do. He picked the toy section at the store, with a short stop off at sports (it's too cold to play sports outside right now though).

Then we moseyed on over to his predictable office supplies stop (I've written about it before, he loves to browse through office supplies), and then to get a doughnut (which he'll have today after school).

We stopped at a restaurant on the way home, his choice, where of course he ordered a milkshake...because... well because that's just smart thinking. We had a fab day, while he was wearing his FabKids outfit, and well to me, that was just fab (and then some). ;)

You can see the whole outfit here.
The shoes are not FabKids (& never mind those shoe strings, they knot and are not s'posed to tie). ;)

FabKids has both girls and boys clothing items (right now they've got some of the cutest girls' boots I've seen!), and they often have terrific sales going on. Today, for instance, they are offering 20% off your first outfit or item, so it's a great time to give them a try!

You can learn more about Fabkids by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, and/or Twitter.

General Mills is Taking You to Target! $50 GC Giveaway

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey did not receive compensation for helping promote the post and is not responsible for prize delivery.

I know so many of you (and me too!!) love to shop at Target!! How'd you like the chance to win a $50 gift card, as well as the other two items mentioned below? I don't know about you, but if Cocoa Puffs are involved (and it may well be the sample selected for the giveaway), I'm all in. I have a child in the house who is just 'Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.' 

Welcome to the General Mills/Target Prize Package Giveaway
Sponsored by General Mills
Hosted by Kathy's Savings


This giveaway is for a $50 Target gift card, a sample of one of the General Mills participating cereal brands and an exclusive Mega Bloks collectible car kit. This is for the U.S. only. Enter below for your chance to win. Good luck to everyone.

Disclosure: Kathy's Savings and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.  

Every Boy Needs a Hero - DVD #Giveaway

Disclosure: I won this DVD and ended up getting two...sharing the wealth and giving one to you. :)

Boys do love their Dad, and that's a good thing. That being said, when I saw this movie trailer at Kristie's Notes, I was sold. I love a movie that honors the relationship between father and son. I especially love anything that shows there is always room for repair or healing (if that is what is needed).

You might think the movie is a typical baseball movie for the family (not that that's a bad thing), but it's not. There's a great twist (team requirement) in it, that makes it very atypical, and becomes quite gripping. You don't have to take my word for it though, watch the trailer above, and if you like it, enter to win. Could be a great holiday gift item too!

A big thank you to Kristie for introducing me to the movie. The sponsor accidentally sent me two, and w/their permission, instead of sending the second/duplicate movie back, I'm able to give it to one of you. Make sure you swing by Kristie's blog and say hi if you have a second too. I haven't met her in real life, but I've been reading her blog for a good long while, and she seems like good people. :)

You can learn more about the movie by visiting the home page. You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter, and or YouTube.

US entrants only.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

#ad #HoneyBakedHoliday A Feast in Less Than 30 Minutes Flat with Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and 100% my own.

HoneyBaked Ham allowed me to make an entire feast in less than 30 minutes!

I like to cook for a huge house full of people, the more-the merrier if it's friends and family! Making tummies happy, makes people happy but let's face it, big dinners are a lot of work! I don't know about your family, but in ours we have grown kids who live in different states. They drive or fly in for the holidays, and I love love love cooking for them, but because our time together is so rare, what I want to do more is visit!! HoneyBaked Ham has made both possible. I can get a huge, beautiful, and absolutely delicious feast (we're talking a huge, entire meal!) on the table in 25 minutes flat. I know because I timed it.

Our HoneyBaked Ham store in Ann Arbor, MI
is full of delicious choices!

We recently went to visit our local HoneyBaked Ham in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Because we went on a work night, and the traffic is much busier there than it is in our little town, we were pushing it! Seriously, we got there within just a couple of minutes of closing and the two (very nice) ladies working there would have been well within their rights to tell us they were closing up shop. I knew what time they closed...but when my husband asked if they were closing up, they told us very cheerfully that no, no...go ahead and shop, and take your time. What?!?!?! More excellence points for a store we already love. We were courteous and made our visit short. Short on time... NOT short on delicious choices!

HoneyBaked Ham stores have Heat & Share sides dishes galore,
some traditional, some unique (to please everyone at the table).
They also have a ton of desserts to choose from, including whole cakes.
I have never had bread pudding, so I thought it was exciting to come across one!

HoneyBaked Ham is a store that carries absolutely everything you need for a fast, perfectly cooked, easy to heat-and-serve meal fast! And no one has ever had anything HoneyBaked in my house and not left raving about it. They have a whole array of Heat & Share side dishes, perfectly cooked, absolutely delicious, and ready to get on your table fast. From traditional to unique, there is something (a lot of somethings, in fact) for everyone. They also have a great selection of desserts to choose from, to make that meal complete!

Everything is top-notch, but the star of the show, is always the meat.
The 100% pre-cooked, amazing flavor of these two beauties
(turkey on the left, ham on the right) allowed me to get an entire dinner on the table
in less time than it takes to watch a half an hour sitcom on TV.
I like that... a lot!

The real star of the show, however, is always the meat! The name may be HoneyBaked Ham, but the store also specializes in succulent turkey meat! They have whole turkeys that are entirely cooked, but everyone in our family likes the white meat, so we opted to get the breast. We also have ham lovers in the house (if it's a holiday, there's gotta be a ham on the table) so we opted for a nice-sized portion of the already perfectly sliced ham. The secret to the 'Oh my gosh, this is so goooooooood' remarks comes from the crunchy glaze crust on the outside of them both.

If you're looking for a way to serve a wonderful, memorable meal but you want to spend more time with your family than in the kitchen, HoneyBaked is definitely the way to go!

A Coupon & a Giveaway!

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