Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Swag Code Extravaganza ~ Earn up to 30 Swagbucks TODAY!

Guess what? Swagbucks is having a Swag Code Extravaganza today, January 21st!! Starting at 7am PT - 6pm PT (or 10am ET - 9pm ET), you can get up to 30 SB from Swag Codes today! 

There are 5 in all, check the image to know when and where to find ALL the Swag Codes. 

Get pumped up about your chance to earn up to 30 SB in Swag Codes during the Mind. Body. Soul. Swag Code Extravaganza!

Here are the details:
  • Wednesday, January 21st, from 7am PT – 6pm PT (10am ET – 9pm ET)
  • 5 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 30 SB!
  • Codes will appear on Facebook, Shop & Burn page, Feed the Meter page, Search & Learn page and Pinterest (see times above)
  • ALL codes will be available for ONE HOUR

Monday, January 19, 2015

Little Changes Can Lead to Big Rewards!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I'm a firm believer that making little changes can lead to big rewards! It can be something as simple as walking to the mailbox instead of driving, or drinking a glass of water instead of a soft drink.


One of my favorite fruits is blueberries!  Whether I'm adding them into my daily food choices, or eating them by the handfuls - they make life sweeter!  Whether you're baking, snacking, or drinking, adding blueberries is the perfect way to brighten and sweeten your meal in a healthy way!

You might be thinking to yourself... blueberries are only ripe in the summer.  Well, that isn't the case at all!  Thanks to our wonderful friends in South America, we can enjoy fresh, ripe blueberries year-round. If you're still worried that you might run out, blueberries freeze great, too!

Here are a few of my favorite ways to add blueberries into my daily diet and routine:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

HERO Wrestling: Top 5 ~ Wrestle Your Way From Opponents to Extended Family


When my six-year-old son started wrestling eight years ago, I had no idea what impact it would have on our lives.  It all started out as cute and fun, and has transformed into something that is still fun, but consumes the majority of our nights and weekends!

Over the years... many nights of practice, local Saturday tournaments, and traveling to other tournaments on certain weekends have led to an amazing extended family!  The more wrestling tournaments you attend, the more wrestlers you see.  Of course, there are those wrestlers that are as committed and dedicated as your wrestler, and you see them at all of the tournaments  Your boys may even wrestle each other and you find yourself on the same wrestling mat over and over.

Then, the boys begin to hang out together at the different tournaments, help each other warm up, and then sit in their corners during their matches and cheer them on.  Same club, different club, same weight class... it doesn't matter.  The bonds begin to form, friendships are made, and an extended family is created!

Through the years, hundreds of wrestling tournaments, thousands of hours in the wrestling room or in the gyms, and thousands of miles driven... I can't even begin to count all of the wrestlers and their families that have made a positive impact for us and the sport.  It truly is AMAZING!!

So, with that being said.  One of the wrestlers in our extended family needs your vote!   All you have to do is click on this video and leave a comment... I VOTE for C or C has my vote... anything that shows your vote for C!  Please take a moment to make a difference and vote for Hunter (C)!!  It only takes a few seconds of your time! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge ~ Join Swagbucks & Earn FREE Rewards!

Swagbucks is ringing in the new year with their Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge. These are a fun way to earn some bonus SB!

What is ‪#‎Swagbucks‬? Swagbucks is how I've payed for most of the kids Christmas presents for the past 4 years!! (Amazon gift cards are my favorite reward ~ but there are LOTS of others to choose from) Join Swagbucks and you can earn free rewards too! 

2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge Details:
  • Begins: Tuesday, January 6th at 10am PT/1pm ET
  • Ends: Friday, January 9th at 11:59am PT/2:59pm ET
  • 4 Teams: Gym Rats, Travel Bugs, Piggy Bankers and Bookworms

I joined and am on Team Gym Rats!! 

Throughout the 2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge, earn points for your team by winning Swag Bucks in the below categories. Each earning activity equates to a different point value.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes ~ Put Idahoan on Your Table (Review & Giveaway)


As an Idahoan "born and raised," I can't help but love potatoes!  In all honesty, our family has some variety of potato with dinner almost every night of the week!  Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, hashbrowns... french fries, tater tots, and steak fries are among our favorites!

We recently received a variety of samples of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes: four cheese, baby reds, roasted garlic, buttery homestyle, and loaded baked mashed potatoes.  Of course, our family has enjoyed Idahoan potatoes in the past, but I never realized that Idahoan flavored mashed potatoes came in so many different varieties and could be used for so many different recipes.

In addition to the variety, delicious taste, and creamy texture is the fact that Idahoan potatoes are made from 100% REAL Idaho Potatoes!  To be totally honest, my family can't choose a favorite.  We love them all!

Need a great side dish that can be ready in a moment’s notice? Just add a little cheese and thyme to their Buttery Homestyle Flavored Mashed, and you’re done.  Herbed buttery mashed potatoes are done as easy as 1...2...3!


Have picky eaters in your house that don't like to eat their vegetables?  You can easily hide cauliflower in mashed potatoes too!  Trust me, it works!  Just steam and mash.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

52 Week Money Savings Challenge ~ Save $1400 in 2015!

My 52 Week Money Savings Challenge started today...

We all know that a penny saved is a penny earned, right?  Did you also know that by putting a little money away each week, you could save nearly $1400 in one year?  This is a simple and cost effective way to save for those unexpected emergencies, household or vehicle repairs or even your family vacation.


I'm also one that never passes a penny on the ground without picking it up and putting it my pocket!  As a frugal shopper, I'm always looking for new ways to save, both for the present and the future.  You never know when your savings or rainy day fund will play a vital role.

Every dollar adds up... and you can save nearly $1400 in 52 weeks!