Monday, November 20, 2017

$100 JORD Watch #Giveaway plus get 25% off Handcrafted JORD Watches!

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Even the box is beautiful! 
The unique quality of this handcrafted wood timepiece from JORD is what I love best; the look of it, intrigues my son. As soon as I handed him the lovely wooden box it comes packaged in (along with a cleaning cloth, oil, and a carrying pouch) he put it on his wrist, and that's where it stayed for the remainder of the day.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Trampoline Savings Just in Time for Holiday Shopping!



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Looking to Quill for 5 Unexpected Ways to Recharge During the Daily Hustle





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Yesterday, I had a complete breakdown in my classroom. Someone did something completley unthinkable to another student and I just started crying. To my way of thinking, your maturity level does not matter, there are certain things you just do not do. One of those was definitely breached and I raised my voice, reprimanded them and started crying. I is unthinkable, but it was just one day. One day in a sea of many that are not so bad at all. I have perspective.

One thing that helped me, besides talking to the assistant principal and my fellow teachers in my area during our break time, was going to my car and calling my mom. :) Sometimes it just helps to be able to seek out a loved one and I was so happy she was there for me. Quill understands that there are days at work that are more stressful than others, and they've put together a wonderful article that offers 5 unexpected ways to recharge during the daily hustle. One of them is to reconnect with a loved one, I couldn't agree more.

Quill is a wonderful website that offers all kinds of tips, ideas, and unusual findings for every kind of situation you can think of within an office setting. Every single time you head on over to visit, you are going to find an article to learn from and/or enjoy. I definitely do!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

John Jesensky Has Got Me Really Thinking!

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John Jesensky is a huge lover of music. I share that passion, and am interested these days in learning more about it than just how it makes me feel (or dance). There are so many areas of life where music has been credited with enhancing a situation or mood. I've seen it happen time and again in the public school system. If you put on music for kids, they love it and so many of them perform or pay attention better.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Check out the Zulily Interactive Book Fair! Giving Back to those Affected by Recent Hurricanes

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November is National Literacy Month, and Zulily (always a favorite online retailer!) is joining in with its first ever interactive book fair, running now through December 10th, with the ultimate goal being to help those affected by recent major storms (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria).

Enter to win the ZEBRA line from Popcornopolis!


Popcornopolis has so many wonderful varieties of popcorn that you can't help but fall in love with them. It's their Zebra line that I've fallen for here lately. From White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice, to White Chocolate Macadamia, to my favorite the Chocolate Candy Cane!! I could have a bag of that last one, a limited holiday edition every single week (ahem, day) and be oh so very content.

Bull Dog Skincare for Men! Gift Sets and Stocking Stuffers!

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Have you heard of the Bull Dog line before now? It's a rich, high quality line of products that is sure to be a hit with any of the grown men in your life. I'm definitely placing this brand in the holiday gift guide!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thanksgiving Trivia & $5 SC Johnson Products Rebate

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Sometimes it's fun to participate in a little trivia. For this one, you simply click this link and sign in, or click sign in with Facebook (I did the latter because it took a matter of seconds), then you take the quiz. I thought I knew Thanksgiving, it's history and traditions pretty well. Turns out, I really didn't. I got 4 right!! Just 4. lol  That's okay though, because now I have some knowledge about the holiday that I didn't have before. :)

Unique Practical and Fun Floor Blooms are Awesome for Holiday Gift Giving!

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This 2ft. 7" Peppy Purple Floor Bloom is generously-sized & oh so very comfortable.
You're supposed to use this cute Floor Bloom flower to cushion precious littles while they're on the ground or floor, but my granddaughter loved it so much, when I turned around, she'd also put it on the couch. That face was just before her giggle because she knew she was being silly. Of course, grandmama let her keep it there. Why not? :)  

Saturday, November 11, 2017

FLASH GIVEAWAY!! Personalized Ornaments for You!

Personalized Ornaments for You has a HUGE variety of high quality ornaments that are sure to become treasures for you, your family and friends. These are the ornaments on the tree that people stop and admire, smile when they see them, and/or ask where you bought them.


They have a lot of traditional favorites, like snowmen, Santa Clause, gingerbreads and more, but they also have a wide array of family ornaments that you can personalize by number (of people in your family), year and name(s). I love so many of these. I think this year the stockings by the fireplaces is my fave.

$50 Best Buy Gift Card #Giveaway! Let the Holiday Shopping Begin!


Best Buy is always a favorite destination for holiday shopping. This year I'll be headed there to get a Keurig for my sister-in-law, a Nintendo Switch for my youngest, and a camera for myself. What? Who shops for themselves on the holidays?! LOL I can't help myself, there's no way I can walk into Best Buy and walk out empty handed. Their prices are reasonable and their selections are always the best (plus I need a new camera ;) ).

The Star Movie due to release November 17th!

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The Star is the story of the 1st Christmas, told through the eyes of the animals! This adorable movie is brought to you from the studio that gave us Miracles from Heaven and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. If the trailer above is indicative of the rest of the movie, this one is sure to have you laughing, and loving (the characters) in an instant.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Diane whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Carpet One giveaway.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oriental Trading Company: Reasonably Priced and Awesome for Thanksgiving Crafts or Decorations

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Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? The beauty of decorating for Fall when Halloween season arrives, is that a lot of those decorations are simply (and often-times beautifully) Fall-related, so they can carry over into the latter season too. Take for example, this trio of Sweet Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces in white and gold that we purchased from The Oriental Trading Company. These little beauties are going to take us from October right into the end of November, for our home decorating scheme. Everyone who walks into the house notices them immediately, and they always have something good to say. I just love them!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sack Pals PERFECT Fun and Practical Christmas Gift for Little Girls!

Disclosure: I received a product to test and keep. All opinions are my Sack Pals-loving own (and what's not to love about a snuggly warm item that incorporates imagination, stuffed animals and play?!?!).


If it just had these movable characters (Sack Bling), the Sack Pals would be a big hit all on its own. What's not to love about a plush, warm sack you can bundle up in and keep warm, that also has childhood faves you can attach and detach, like a butterfly and a lady bug?

Learning a Bit About Nancy Behrman & Her Worldwide PR Business Success

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Today you hear of people trying to start their own business from home quite a bit. In public relations and marketing, probably even more so because there are so many new branches of it now in existence. Years ago, that was definitely not the case, with a sprinkling of exceptions. Nancy Behrman is one of those exceptions. Working hard from her studio apartment to make her vision come to life, she created Behrman Communications in 1985, which to put it into a time perspective, was over 30 years ago. It is a business that has been, and continues to be lauded by customers, clients and other greats in the business. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Brick Loot with Custom and Never Before Seen LEGOs!!


Brick Loot is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics! Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items including Custom LEGO Kits, LEGO Minifigures and more.
Brick Loot boxes are filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.

Invented by a 9 yr old, this box is fun for ages 6 - 99!

My readers get to save! Save 12% of Brickloot using code "usfamily12"

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Amy whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Magic Sketch giveaway.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Well, October was Awesome but Let's do Breast Cancer Awareness All Year Long! Carpet One #Giveaway



October was a great month! We did all the things you're supposed to do, and we loved every second of it. We took lots of pictures along the way too with family and friends! I got a picture of the four kiddos we took to the pumpkin patch, inside a classic stand-up photo-opp display, and it makes me laugh every time I see it.

Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set

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This 8-pc. BPA food storage set from Ozeri is everything! I pack my lunch daily, so I'm always on the lookout for containers that will travel well and keep my food fresh. This Instavac food storage container set works well for that task. It also works great when it comes to keeping my fruit and/or produce fresh, as well as helping to make sure my leftovers last more than a day. The Instavac system has a patented valve that removes excess air and pressure. That means naturally occurring bacteria is less likely to cause the food to spoil quickly, because air can't get in! It also means foods are less likely to spill when you open or microwave them in the container, because there is no pressure to relieve.