Saturday, March 31, 2018

$100 Target Gift Card #Giveaway

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Enter to win a $100 gift card to Target!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Your Little Girl! Plus Giveaway! #Hasbro

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Some of you know my granddaughter isn't allowed to eat artificially flavored sweets. She gets her sweet goodness from items made in nature, like peaches and strawberries. While this is a good thing, it makes for a bit of challenge to make her feel like she is part of the festivities when holidays roll around. Think about it... while I love Easter and the goodies that go in the basket, none of those things are good for the little one, so her parents aren't having it. I admire that about them. As a grandma who loves to spoil her one and only sweet grandbaby girl, I make sure to find items that I know she'll love so much, that she won't miss the sugary treats she sees those all around her getting at the same time. And so far, she doesn't! Hurrah! This year, I'm filling her Easter Basket with Magical Movers. No one loves a princess as much as my little princess, so I already know she's going to be deeelighted and then some with her special gifts. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Today My Son is Sick: Sleep Zzz Pillow to the Rescue

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Last night, between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m., my son was up and down intermittently, crying, running a fever and generally just not feeling well. His biggest complaint was that his throat was so sore. This all took us completely by surprise, because the very day before he had been perfectly fine. My granddaughter did get sick on Saturday morning when we were visiting, but that was 3 days ago!! Could it take that long for germs to manifest themselves into what we were dealing with (and the symptoms were not exactly the same)? I have no idea, but suffice it to say, I had to call off work and he stayed home from school. He got up and came to me on the couch, with his trusty Sleep Zzz Pillow under his arm, and his favorite blanket (that is really my blanket, a Christmas gift he confiscated and never returned, a couple of years back). ;) He promptly fell asleep and didn't wake up, except for water once, until the day was almost entirely over.

Get 20% Off Entire Cart Of SmitCo Gifts! We Got the Stretch Butterfly Jewelry Set

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Over the weekend I took my granddaughter to the mall to go shopping at the toy store. She's at the age where searching through the shoppes is really fun, and she definitely knows what she likes. We also decided to go pick out a new dress for Spring/Easter.  To accompany her purchase, I brought along a Stretch Butterfly Necklace, Ring and Bracelet set from SmitCo LLC., which she absolutely loved!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

$25 Visa Gift Card and Free Product Coupons: “Make the Pledge” to Recycle with TerraCycle® & Little Bites® #PledgetoRecycle

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share information about the Entenmann's Little Bites ® Pouch Recycling Program with TerraCycle® and my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s Little Bites®.

My son and I take turns with the chores. One week he packs our lunches for the day, and the next I do. On the weeks he packs, he always makes sure to tuck a Little Bites into my lunchbox (and of course, his too). ;) I don't mind, they're pretty tasty. We both have our own favorite flavor, and on the weeks I know he'll be packing, I always make sure to have some of each in the house. I also take them with me sometimes as a snack, if we're going somewhere that's going to have us away from home for a good bit. Making sure there are snack options for the kids ensures they don't get grouchy before we get home to eat a proper meal. Besides tasting great, it always seems Entenmann's Little Bites®  is also doing something great. Right now they've partnered with Terra Cycle, another wonderful organization, to help the environment in a big way, and to give away great prizes (I also have a giveaway at the end of this post).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2 Day Special Event: Movie Debut! ICE DRAGON: LEGEND OF THE BLUE DAISIES #IceDragon #flyby

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising:  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this opportunity.   Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this post

The inspirational animated feature, Ice Dragon: Legend of the Daisies debuts in theaters for a two-day event only on Saturday, March 24th at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m (all local times). This is a special event showing, meaning the movie is only going to be playing for those two days, in select theaters across the USA. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Jumping Jack is the Perfect Easter Gift from Goliath Games!

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Goliath has made the perfect game to give kids for Easter. Since my granddaughter has a Switch Fairy in her house (someone who switches candy out for much healthier options), this is a perfect gift to give her, so she still gets something special for the holiday. Jumping Jack is a cute little rabbit, who sits on the 'ground' that is stuffed with carrots. Pull the carrots out one-by-one (according to the number you get on the spinner), and at some point he will jump right up in the air. If it's your turn, and you catch him when he jumps, you become the winner! 

It's My Fault for Not Going with my Gut Instinct

I spent over 2 hours, yes, I know that's a long time, sorting through photos and deciding which to order for my 'unlimited prints' free promotion (unlimited limit 250 prints). ;) I knew there would be shipping and handling. There was also a '10 free photo magnets' promotion going on as well, so part of my time was spent making magnets for family and friends. 3" magnets. I got all of my selections ready to go, edited and captioned and put in the cart. The cost was close to 60 dollars. Surely that must be a mistake, I thought. Nope, that was the cost of shipping and handling. -_-

Desert Harvest Skin Care Products

Desert Harvest has a product line I have been curious about. The main ingredient in many of their products is aloe, which I find to be a miracle cure for many things. In reading their 'about me' page (I saw in what I am writing about in a very condensed version) that they came up with a process using aloe to help a family member with her Interstitial Cystitis (IC). Up until that time, the family member thought it was okay/something to live with, having to go to the bathroom up to 60 times a day! The Desert Harvest line of Aloe Vera Capsules, made with a process that removes the things that affect you negatively, has been a wonderful invention for that family member and for many others.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sleep Zzz Pillow $5 OFF Coupon

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Hand Sanitizer Spray from Mangiacotti? That's a Good Invention! #seethegoodproject

There are pros and cons to living in a gated apartment community. Some of the pros are you don't have to clean the pools or do the yard work. You also have hurricane-proof windows and 'free' maintenance, the latter of which is good if the workers know how to follow through on the problem (our heater has been broken since November, with the part still being 'on order.' mm hmm). Good thing we live in a sunny state.

One of the cons is you have to get your garbage to the compactors on your own. That means you also have to touch the garbage disposal door that many other people have touched, while holding garbage in their hands. That calls for hand sanitizer spray (way better than glops of gel) every single time, especially if you're leaving and not going back home right after. I keep bottles of Mangiacotti in the car.

Get the Best Possible Health Meds for Your Pet

As some of you know, we added a four-legged darling to our family fairly recently, so when I received this article, I though it would definitely be worth sharing.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Entryways USA Cat Litter or Door Mat Giveaway

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This is the newest member of our family. She's a 10-years old rescue cat with the sweetest personality in the world. We love her little gentles paws at you when she wants attention, her carefree attitude, that she loves to play, that she finds the one little spot on the couch to sleep on that isn't covered with a blanket, hahaha, and that she fits right in, like she's always lived here. :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#ICanOnlyImagine Movie Release March 16th! #flyby

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Imagine what it's like to have your mom leave when you are 11. Imagine how much worse it would be, if your dad was just downright mean. That's the plot beginning for the movie "I Can Only Imagine" starring Dennis Quaid, J.Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins and more. The twist in this Christian drama comes from the change seen in the dad's life, after the son has grown up and moved out, trying to make a living as a musician, without his daddy's approval. Something happens and God enters the picture. As many of us know, when God makes his entry, things do change, and always for the better. I've seen miraculous transformations, so I know they can happen. And I love a story like this one, where that is shared through a movie for the whole world to see. 

Finding the RIGHT Personal or Auto Accident Attorney Matters!

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We live in Florida, which many refer to jokingly as the 'lawsuit state.' While that may or may not be true, I do think the fact that there are so many people here attributes to the fact  it may seem like more people need lawyers than seems typical. If you find yourself typing these words into your computer's search engine,  personal injury attorney Tampa, you know it doesn't matter what the reputation of your state's legal recourse might jokingly be referred to, it's time to get serious and find the high quality representation that you need. You'll want an attorney who can offer a personalized touch; someone who makes you feel like you and your case matter. You'll also want to hire someone who is very competent. Personal injury is no joke, and you only get one shot to win that case in court, which can determine so many things for your outcome. Will your medical bills in excess of your insurance be paid? Will you receive retribution to help cover the time off work you might have had to take? These questions and more are not just anomalies when you get hurt, they can absolutely be life-altering decisions for you, depending on the severity of your accident.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Such a Fun Trip to Take with the Kids!

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Clearwater, Florida is home to beautiful sunsets, a fun beach and a plethora of lovely waterside locations to visit, including the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This isn't your ordinary aquarium though, it is special for many reasons; the two most famous are a). it was the location, and has the dolphins and many movie props, for the Dolphin Tale movies and b). it is a Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release (if possible) facility. I thought it was the former that would be the big attraction, and it was nice to see such things, but this facility is a wonderful place to visit all on its own!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Get 20% Off Entire Cart Of SmitCo LLC Gifts! Perfect for Easter!

Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo LLC has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as light up diaries to provide hours of fun.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Kim whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the MyCharge Giveaway.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Making Healthy Eating Fun

Many times, the way something is presented plays a large role in how receptive or excited kids and adults become about the issue. If you are trying to transition your family to a healthy eating lifestyle, you may be more successful in the attempt if you make mealtime exciting and snack time enjoyable. It also helps if you’re not alone in your endeavor. If other parents you associate with are also focusing on healthy eating, you can share tips and ideas for making the transition fun and easy.

How To Help Your Struggling Teen

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When we have kids, we envision their lives being happy and worry-free. Sadly, reality doesn't always look like our plans. Even the best parents can find themselves with teenaged children who are unhappy and struggling at home and at school. If you have a teenage child who's struggling, here's some advice on how you can help them to get back on track.