Sunday, July 30, 2017

Buddy Phones are Headphones that Protect Your Children's Ears

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Buddy Phones from Onanoff enable sharing and cap the decibels at 85 for child safety!
My granddaughter just got home from a nice little vacation. She has been on an airplane before, but never one taking her overseas. No one was particularly worried how she would do, she's a champ when it comes to traveling, but we did want her to have things to help her be comfortable and occupied.

Expanded Line of Delectable Lickable Treats from Hartz (plus a chance to score free treats)

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Delectables now has a new line of Lickable Treats for kittens!!! We love and use Hartz products for our cat, and we were happy to share of them with our guest kitty too, when he was here. Said cat belongs to my granddaughter and while she was on vacation, we got to watch him. What fun that was, and how different her feline was from ours. We love them both!!

Stinky Boy Sydrome? You Need Hero Clean!

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I love these Hero Clean  laundry detergent pods (they have a liquid detergent too) for my three boys!! It's just so awesome to me that a product line has been made specifically with the fellas in mind. It works great, and leaves your clothes smelling so good. I think the fresh juniper scent smells like Axe, to be honest (but that could just be me). It's made with a six-enzyme cleaning formula (most detergents have four) and is designed to get your brights brighter, your whites whiter, and keep your laundry cleaner and odor free. This is not the only man-friendly cleaning item from this line either, there's more, a lot more!

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Lisa V. whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Entenmann's Giveaway.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Domino's Pizza Has NEW Bread Twists #sogood

Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope it involves Domino's! They've really stepped up their game in the last few years, providing new menu items along with the traditional favorites, and providing a 'heart marinara' option that really rocks my world.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rapids Water Park: 35 Water Slides and So Much More! BOGO Return Visit Free.

That is my daughter laughing a LOT on the raft. She had this bright idea that perhaps we should go to Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach, Florida. Have I mentioned yet that she is brilliant? We had the most fun we've had all summer, and it's because this is no ordinary water park. Not by a long shot.

Chuck E Cheese BOGO Offer: $20 Worth of FREE Game Play During the Month of August!

There is no place my kids would rather go for dinner and fun time than Chuck E Cheese (you can go in the day time too, we just usually go at night)!!

Whether it's collecting tickets to 'buy' the little toys they love (vampire teeth, bookmarks and bouncy balls are their faves),

riding the rides,

or playing their favorite games, Chuck E Cheese is always the winning choice.

During the summer months they have had some great deals going on, but this new one that is about to start is phenom! For the month of August, on week days only, guests who purchase $20 or more in games (Play Pass points) will receive $20 of FREE gameplay. Now that's a deal the kids can cheer about.

Head on over to your local Chuck E Cheese (remember, week days only) to participate. Comments are turned off for the post. This is a deal parents and children alike will love, please feel free to share the good news in person and on social media. Thank you, and a big thanks too, to Chuck E Cheese!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Birds Eye Veggie Made™ #Giveaway!

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Birds Eye has these new Veggie Made selections in the freezer section of your grocery store that are going to make dinnertime so much easier for you! I know our weeks can get pretty busy over here especially when it's soccer season and we have to add practices and games to our already full schedules. Don't get me wrong, we love it, but it leaves little time for making a quality dinner, so more times than not I take the cop out and visit a fast food drive-through to eat on the way. Not the best option. With these microwave and go Veggie Made dishes, drive-through visit are going to become more rare for us, and a big hurrah for it too.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Boost Your Immunity While You Travel this Summer! Bio-Kult Probiotics #Giveaway

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I don't know about you, but so many times I catch a cold when I'm on an airplane. That means for the first day or two, when I arrive to my destination, I'm sniffling and sneezing wherever it is we may be. Multiple time zones, long hours at the airport or on the plane, and exposure to new things, including bacteria can leave you feeling blah when you should be feeling amahhhzing (because hey! it IS your summer vacation). Bio-Kult Probiotic can help.

Save Money on the Hotel with Groupon!

Groupon is such a well-known and well-loved site, and they just continue to grow and get better and better. If you haven't used them in awhile, I highly encourage you to head on over for savings on retail (we're talking stores you love like Target, Home Depot, Macy's and more), online shopping (such as Amazon, Shutterfly,, etc.), restaurants, services and well, just about anything you can think of when it comes to shopping, visiting, and/or needing a service. While I check the site before I make a purchase for almost anything, my favorite way to use them is when I'm booking a hotel on

Monday, July 24, 2017

Save $10 off tickets to OVO from Cirque du Soleil!

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This man standing upside down, way up there like that was just one of many excellent feats the group of Cirque du Soleil performed in the OVO show we went to see this weekend at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Kristie whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Sweese Porcelain Bowl Giveaway.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Giveaway! Lil' Lemonade Stand-Off™ A Memory Matching Game

You have probably heard the saying, 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Learning Resources has taken that saying to heart, creating a brand new matching game called Lil' Lemonade Stand-Off: A Memory Matching Game. This one isn't your typical cardboard squares flip-over kind of memory game.What makes it different than other matching games? 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Buying Stock for Yourself or as a Gift has Never Been Easier! #HappyInvesting #GiveStockpile

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience. I am not affiliated with or own an investment in any company or brand mentioned, and have no plans to do so. Securities products are not FDIC insured. Not bank guaranteed. May lose value.

Can you invest in the stock market? Would you gift shares to someone?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How To Make Extra Cash For The Summer

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Just about all of us could use some extra spending money, especially during the summer when there are so many things that we want to see and do. Unfortunately for a lot of us, money can be tight. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make extra cash. Here are some tips on how you can get the money you need to do the things you love this summer.

Yeezy Boost 350 Shoes That are in Stock!

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Click HERE to go shopping!
I have two boys who are grown and on their own. I see them both fairly regularly (hurrah!), but since they've moved out of the house I don't really get to spoil them all that much. Today, however, I will get to treat them both, as I hand over to them a brand new pair of Yeezy sneakers; the latest and greatest sensation from Adidas and musical artist Kanye West. To be quite honest, I hadn't heard of this kind of shoe, but only because I'm a grandma who doesn't much follow the latest trends in fashion. When I asked the boys if they had heard of 'Yeezy' though, they both definitely had (they're both in their 20's), and one of them had a friend with him who got extremely excited by the name. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Help Share the News! Freshpet® Sends Help For Shelter Cats

I've always been an animal person, especially when I was young. I used to get so worked up when I'd see a dog running loose, afraid he'd get hit by a car or not be loved (lonesome). It was a big deal to my youthful heart.

We always had dogs when I was growing up (one I brought home from the fair, hahahaha, but that's a story with a funny twist for another day ;) ). They always lived to be 15 or older, so they were family, AND they made me think I was just a 'dog person.' Enter today where we've had a cat enter our lives and steal our hearts. When we first met him he was old and broken, a victim of a raccoon attack we think, he is now (still) old and completely healthy (save for the one eye he has that could not be saved), content and a real sweetheart.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Peach Skin Sheet Set Giveaway

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Sheet Set Giveaway

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I keep seeing these sheets online and everyone just raves about them. Someday soon I'm going to pick up my own set, just to give them a whirl. They have a new Cotton Candy Pink set I'm really diggin' Yeah...some people still say, 'diggin.' ;)

 Good luck to all who enter!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Little Bites® #Giveaway $25 Visa Gift Code and Product Coupons!

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The new Smurfs movie was only the 2nd movie ever
that she'd seen in a theater, and she loved it!
It's funny how unpredictably things turn out sometimes isn't it? Awhile back we took my granddaughter to see her first movie. It was a little rough, but the only movie for kids on at the time, so we decided to give it a go. She LOVED it (Pete's Dragon). We had her over again when the Smurfs were playing in theaters, so when she asked me, 'Grandma Rosey, are we going to see another moovvviieee?' it was a sure bet that we were gonna (yes, I know 'gonna' isn't a real word). 

Guess what? She LOVED the movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village too, but when it got to a certain part towards the end (I won't give it away for those of you who haven't seen it yet) she almost started to cry. She was empathizing with the character. Of course, I jumped right in with my instant grandma aid (they're so easy to appease at 4) and told her oh boy, "I'll be glad when such and such does such and such..." (again, no spoilers here ;) ) and she perked right back up and agreed in that sweet little breathless, big-eyed voice only a toddler can give you, "Oh me too, Grandma Rosey!" The movie stole her heart and now the Smurfs are one of her most favorite characters ever. Enter a new generation of Smurf Lovers. My mom's favorite cartoon is the Smurfs too. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And of course, we enjoy them too. Who wouldn't? 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Community® Coffee Company has kicked off its Annual Tailgate Traditions Sweepstakes!

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Community® Coffee always hits the spot!
Coffee is one of my most favorite things. I know I am not alone on this...there is just something awesome about kicking back with a warm (or iced) cup of coffee and all out relaxing for a minute or two. It's grounding and enables me to get back into the groove of the day (or to start the day) in a motivated way. I have a question for you though...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Merlin Entertainments Makes for a Magical Family Time in Orlando

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Merlin Entertainments has these three great attractions, all in a row, that make for an awesome way to spend some time in Orlando. We went there recently and it was a great alternative to the hustle and bustle we usually voluntarily dive right into when we are in the area (theme parks, most generally). In fact it was so low-key that it was relaxing and so, so very nice. It was definitely an easy way to get quality family time in, away from the daily tasks of life, and w.o.r.k. (which I love and appreciate, but you get what I'm saying). You can select one to attend, or get a discounted ticket price if you go to all three!

Zulily Contest! Great Prizes! Limited Time to Enter to #win! #ZulilyPictureDay

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Important to Note: Everyone who enters gets $10 off $75 purchase! 
Perfect timing for Back-to-School Shopping! 

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Monday, July 10, 2017

The MyCharge AdventurePlus Allows You to Charge Two Devices on the Go!

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Photo Source: Powering Things on the Go With MyCharge.

Yes, it's nice to unplug sometimes, but it's important too, especially if you're going to be far from home, or somewhere you might need to communicate at some point, to ensure your phone or other electronics are charged, if for nothing else, then for the 'just in case.' MyCharge has a large selection of chargers and the like but it's this highly portable AdventurePlus (from the Adventure series) that I am really loving right now. This keeps my electronic devices charged when I'm camping with the kids, traveling across states or just out and about, away from home for the day or the weekend.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

First Thing You Buy for a Cruise? An Otterbox...Gotta Protect that Phone!

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'tis the season to travel and when you're on the go, you simply have to take an Otterbox with you to protect your phone. If you're like me, you've learned this lesson the hard way. Almost every person I know has had a cracked phone screen or broken phone at one point or another, because it's hard to hold onto them all of the time. We take them with us so many places that they're bound to have a spill or two (or twenty). We had an incident today, the phone was charging on my computer, one of my kids didn't realize it and slung it clear across the room accidentally. I admit, I was worried for a second or two, but I picked it up and there was no damage. I have an Otterbox.

Graeter's Handcrafted French Pot Ice Cream Giveaway!

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Ice Cream is good any time of the year, but it's especially good this time of year when it's so hot outside. My youngest and I like to have ice cream cones, mm hmm, oh yes, we do, and we indulge in them at least once a week during the summer. We make a big deal of it too. Graeter's Handcrafted French Pot Ice Cream helps make that time extra special. With their rich, creamy, and oh so delicious varieties we can't help but ooh and ahh over the ice cream cone creations we've been having fun making.

Friday, July 7, 2017

International Trips are Affordable when you Book with

Get your Passport Free!! Find out how to get a $110 credit from
when you book your international trip with them. Offer ends July 31, 2017
The most important thing you need for international travel is a passport, but surprisingly, only 36% of Americans have one. Have you been dreaming of traveling abroad but didn't really want to spend the money for the passport? has a motivating sale going on now through the end of July (offer ends July 31st, 2017) where you will receive a $110 credit for all international trips planned that are $800 or more. That's the price of your passport. Talk about incentive. No more excuses is a good thing, right? Saving $110? Even better.

We used to travel internationally on our Spring Breaks and that is one of my fondest memories of that time in my life. There's something exciting about visiting places that are far from home, that you've only heard of but never seen. I only wish I had known then what I know now, and that IS that you can get great deals and save a ton of money when you book your international trips on

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Emoji Labels from Label Daddy are Perfect for School or Camp!

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The emoji labels are cute.
Choose from a large variety of emoji characters/colors/backgrounds to make your camp labels!
Label Daddy is a company that was created by two dads who have been best friends since they were 16-years-old. That is pretty awesome, the American Dream right in front of our very eyes. :)  The company is a good one too, creating all kinds of high quality labels for any kind of need you can imagine.

The 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 by Graco is the Only Car Seat You Will Ever Need

Reinforced Steel Frame & Safety Features by the Dozen!
This photo was taken to show you how it looks.
We still had to straighten the belt on the bottom and add the TWO
cupholders (one for her snacks and one for her drinks) before we took her on the road.
My grandchild is my most precious 'cargo,' and while riding in the car, I want to make sure she is comfortable and first and foremost, safe. Graco has this new 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat that will meet your every need, her every want, and has every safety feature you can imagine (and more). It is definitely not your ordinary car seat. I think every inch of this Graco Car Seat is extraordinary.