Sonic Christmas Blast DVD #giveaway

Disclosure: I received the Sonic Christmas Blast DVD as an NCircle Ambassador. Opinions shared are mine.

My son keeps asking for random animals to join our pet army.  His latest request — a hedgehog. While I admit they are super cute, the answer is no.  The Sonic Christmas Blast DVD is about as close as my little guy’s going to get! [Read more…]

The Star movie release on 11/17 #TheStarMovie #FlyBy #ad

Disclosure: I received free tickets to the film for my honest review. Opinions shared are mine.

Whatever your plans for November 17 onward, make room on your calendar to see The Star Movie from Sony Pictures Animations!  I watched the trailer and immediately thought, “This will be my family’s new Christmas favorite.” See for yourself! [Read more…]

SCJohnson Thanksgiving Trivia Contest #SCJThanks + $5 Mastercard offer #sponsored

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. Opinions shared are mine.

If you’re a trivia junkie, this is your chance to put your skills to the test.   You could even win prizes!  Thanks to Dailybreak, 5 DAILY giveaway winners will snag a year’s worth of SC Johnson products.   While you’re there, watch some funny videos. Plus, if you upload a receipt for participating SC Johnson products, you’ll get a $5 Mastercard®.  I love letting my money and useless trivia facts work for me! [Read more…]

Leap movie Family Nights #giveaway #TurkeyDay2017

Disclosure: I’ll receive a prize pack exactly like the winner will receive….opinions shared are mine.

A few weeks ago, my beloved sister took the kids to see the movie Leap!  My daughter loved the story line and said the characters had meaningful humor.  She also appreciated the artwork and soundtrack.  Overall, she adored Leap!   When I was invited to share the new family night theme from Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Country Buffet – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet, I couldn’t wait to tell you about it!  [Read more…]

Finish® Powerball = my lucky day #ad

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Finish®. The opinions and text are all mine.

A domestic goddess, I am not.  If I won the lottery, I’d gladly pay a full-time housekeeper to busy herself with the dishes, dusting, and such things.  Need evidence?  It took me a year to figure out that the green “low rinse” indicator light on my dishwasher did NOT mean I was using an eco-friendly setting. Instead, it was trying to tell me that my dishes craved Dishwasher Rinse Aid. [Read more…]

How to make a photo cluster using one image – foamcoreprint.com

Disclosure: I received product samples for review. Opinions shared are mine.

One of my favorite things about visiting other people’s homes is getting to see how they decorate.  I love how each person displays a unique style.  For so long, I neglected to do anything with the photos on my phone.  It’s time to do something about it!  When Dave, the owner of Foamcoreprint.com, reached out to me about reviewing their products, it was the perfect time to try something new.  Photo collages have always appealed to me, but I wanted something more cohesive for this project.  I asked Dave to help me come up with something really special using this image: [Read more…]

Use a coffee machine to make hot tea #MyAdagio #giveaway ends 11/9 US

Disclosure: I received product samples of Adagio tea, and this post contains my ebates referral link. Opinions shared are mine.

This has been a busy week — one of those weeks that ends with a late night all 7 days.  This morning (Saturday) I went into my classroom for what was meant to be an hour or two, but ended up being there for 6 1/2 hours.  Next, I drove my daughter around town so she could work on her school project….taking photos of herself in front of historical monuments. In the rain.  On these days, I look forward to a steaming cup of hot tea before shuffling off to bed.  I’m so grateful for my coffee maker, which helps me to get the tea just right!  Adagio Tea sent me a glorious package with all kinds of product samples to try, and we’ve really enjoyed the daily treat. [Read more…]

Things that still scare me + #giveaway US – ends 11/6

Disclosure: I received this shirt for posting about Boo2. Opinions shared are mine.

You’d think that at the ripe old age of 42, I would have outgrown most of my childhood fears.  There are still a few lingering ghosts in my past, though!  In anticipation of Halloween, I thought we could commiserate over these little quirks.  Share yours for a chance to win this shirt!  [Read more…]

Holiday Cards your life can actually deal with + PayPal #giveaway #ad

Disclosure:  Minted compensated me for this post. This post also contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Opinions shared are mine.

Last year I went through the whole portrait studio process and ordered 100 photo cards. We waited for an hour for them to be printed (which I thought was pretty fast) and I took them home. Since it was just September, the cards went right into the office cabinet….where they still sit to this day. That’s right, I have 100 photo cards from last year that were never mailed. Why? The reasons are many….never got around to stuffing the envelopes, addressing the envelopes, or mailing them.  Why didn’t anyone tell me about Minted?  Don’t worry, friend  I’ve got the details about holiday cards for you!  [Read more…]

Mommy and Me collection from Janie & Jack $5 #giveaway WW #ad

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Our family only gets dolled up for “real” photos once a year — for holiday cards!  My kids are typically the ones in front of the camera.  I love it when family pictures look well-coordinated because of complementing outfits.  The Janie and Jack Mommy and Me holiday collection makes that so simple!   [Read more…]

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