Monday, November 24, 2014

Double Your Savings When You Buy Gift Cards at Albertsons! #Alb2xdip

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine.

This can be a stressful time of the year for those who haven't started their holiday shopping.  With everything going on, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to shop for the perfect gift. 

Christmas is right around the corner, and now is a great time to think about those last minute gift items on your shopping list.  I shop year round and purchase great gifts anytime I find a great deal.  Having a gift stock-pile" on hand, comes in handy year round.  After all, being frugal is the name of my game!

Visa and Cold Stone Creamery are two of my "go-to" gift cards for gift giving.  My children love giving them to their friends, and their friends always say they give the coolest gifts!  Whether you're giving or receiving... you really can't go wrong with a gift card!  

Use gift cards like cash when you shop this Black Friday, and save even more! Now at Albertsons you can save up to $23 when you buy $100 or more in select gift cards! Here's how:  

Friday, November 21, 2014

LG OLED is the Perfect Family Gift from Best Buy this Holiday Season!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


Every year for Christmas, technology and electronics are among the hottest gift items.  Last year I bought my husband a new flat screen tv and sound bar for the living room, my daughter a handheld gaming device, and my son an iPod.

Even though the items I purchased last year were the top of the line, and the latest and greatest --- there are so many new and exciting items available now that are even more fabulous!  That is on thing about technology, it is always improving.

If you are shopping for a new tv or the perfect family gift this Christmas, Discover LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display!


What is OLED TV?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

30 Days of Thanks ~ Day 20

I love being a blogger and everything that comes with it.  Of course there are days when I'm struggling to keep up and meet deadlines, but the pros out-weigh the cons by miles!

Today I am thankful to do something that I love, share it with my readers, and provide great giveaways all year round, especially during the holidays!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nutrisystem’s My Way Plan ~ Weekly Motivation! (Week 8 Results)

In exchange for participating in the Nutrisystem #NSNation Blogger Program, I will receive the Nutrisystem My Way program, free of charge, which includes food and support services for three consecutive months.  All opinions are my own.

The exact day I started my most recent weight loss journey with Nutrisystem, I started a 12 week Get Fit program at the gym.  We meet two nights a week for 30 minutes and alternate through different cardio and weight circuits.  There are four wonderful ladies in my group and we get our butts kicked every week by our encouraging trainer.

There are times when I think that my body is going to give out, that my legs are going to fall out from underneath me and that my arms are not going to be able to hold me up!  There are times where I have sweat dripping off my face and that I feel that it is impossible to take another step.  Then I hear it... "Come on Ladies, You're Doing Great!  You Are Rock Stars!" 

Diabetes Awareness Month ~ Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life!

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.


If you would have asked me ten years ago who I knew with diabetes, I would have said my grandparents.  I never would have thought it was something that affected children, or young people.  Today, I know several people of all ages (including young children) that have diabetes.  I have come to realize that things we may think of only as affecting "old people" or "overweight people" don't discriminate.

I've also come to learn that diabetes isn't an excuse to stop doing what you love and enjoy.  It doesn't have to hold you back and there are steps that can be taken to help support your overall health and lessen the effects of diabetes.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and I'm going to share some helpful information that was provided to me by J&J and The Motherhood.

30 Days of Thanks ~ Day 19

Hello!  I still can't believe how fast this month (and year) has gone by... before we know it Thanksgiving will be here, then Christmas and then the New Year!  It is important to make sure that you enjoy every single moment of every single day.


We aren't guaranteed tomorrow, so today I am thankful for today!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

30 Days of Thanks ~ Day 18

I'm so lucky to be a mom, wife and an Auntie!!  I love being able to spend time with my nieces and nephews and spoil them rotten!  Even though I don't get to see them as often as I would like, I enjoy every single moment I can with them!


Today, I am thankful for my adorable nieces and nephews and the fact that my kids are lucky enough to have them as cousins!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates ~ Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE!

I will be receiving a sample of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates in exchange for sharing the following information and a review.

Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.


"It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'"

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.