Monday, October 30, 2017

Dont Let the Bugs "Bug You" While Camping or Outdoors

I grew up loving camping with my family, and my husband and I now enjoy camping with our children, family, and friends.  We all know that when you're camping, there are bugs!  Having a "safe place" when you're camping or outdoors is a huge bonus!

Most times when we are camping, we have a screened canopy for dining and cooking.  It doesn't always keep all of the bugs and insects out, but they do make a huge difference! 

The RORAIMA screen house canopy is designed for campers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to have enough space to picnic and eat outside while keeping the bugs out... protecting themselves and their food! 

Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips Dog Treats (Review)

I am fortunate enough to be a Chewy Influencer and in exchange for my honest reviews, my pups get special treats every month!  Zena (English Mastiff) and Thor (Great Dane/Mastiff) are lucky dogs!  When they see the blue Chewy box being delivered, it's almost like they know it's for them!

Their most recent treat were Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips with Lamb & Sweet Potato Dog Treats.  Zena and Thor both absolutely loved these treats! I'll admit that even I think they smell really good and they are very tender.


I loved that these dog treats are made in the USA, lamb (real meat) is the first ingredient, and they come in a resealable bag!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Follow Your Heart Straight to Adventure with Disney On Ice!

Last night was a girl's night out with Disney On Ice - Follow Your Heart at the Spokane Arena!   This year, I took my daughter, two of her friends and fellow Girl Scouts, and my friend and troop co-leader.   Our seats were located at one end on the corner, just 6 rows up.  We had the perfect view of the entire ice arena!!

We arrived about 45 minutes early, so the girls could walk around and look at all the souvenirs.  We also wanted to arrive early so we could re-create a photo from last year when we also attended Disney On Ice together.


One of the three teens was excited for the show, another was skeptical, and the other made it clear that she was "too old" to be there!  In fact, she even went as fat to say that she didn't want to be there.  I'll admit that it made me a little sad to hear that. After all, it's always been my opinion that you are NEVER too old for Disney!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Swago: Shopping Edition Is Back!

The holidays are close and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save while you spend. 

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's
a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!

Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):

Friday, October 20, 2017

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart ~ Get Your Tickets Now!

Only 6 more days until Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates its way into the Spokane Arena!  My daughter and her Girl Scout troop are so excited for opening night!  Thursday night can't get here soon enough.

When I ask the girls who their favorite Disney characters are, they can never give me just a single answer because they love so many of them!  Who is your favorite?  Your favorite movie?


Record-Breaking Animated Hit Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory Makes a Splash as part of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart
Plus Riley and the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Take the Ice for the First Time in the New Skating Production

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Get more free gift cards during October Swago with Spin & Win

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is celebrating the fall with another big "Swago" promotion starting Monday, October 9th at 9am PDT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. 

If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. 

Here are a few tips:
  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Get a $3 Bonus when you sign up for Swagbucks during "Three for Fall"

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up during October as part of their Three for Fall promotion. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 


When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 11/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I "bank" and save my rewards all year long and redeem them for "FREE" Christmas gifts for the kids!  The kids are always thrilled with their gifts and I'm happy that I was able to stick to our holiday budget and not break the bank!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Sale ~ Earn Double Cash Back!

Now that Halloween is almost here, Swagbucks has increased cash back at a big group of their Halloween-related stores, so you can earn cash back while getting costumes, decorations, and more for the end of the month.

Just click here to see the deals, and sign up for Swagbucks (if you haven't already) to start earning cash back in the form of SB points, which you can exchange for gift cards or PayPal cash.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Affordable Halloween Costumes from Oriental Trading

 This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions expressed are all my own.

Halloween is right around the corner... and that means it's time to come up with the perfect costume!  When my kids were younger, I used to match their Halloween costumes; pirate & parrot, bumble bee & spider, and my most favorite Halloween ever... Popeye & Olive Oyl!

Now that my children are teenagers, their Halloween night experiences are much different than when they were younger... but one thing is still the same... they still wear costumes. Now they have school dances, costume parties with friends, and haunted corn mazes.


This year, my 13 year old daughter couldn't decide on just one costume.  She ended up narrowing it down to her two favorites... an adorably cute "Sweet Raccoon" and a sassy "Pirate Maiden" that were both age appropriate.  Since Oriental Trading's Halloween costumes are so affordable, I ended up getting both of them!  She can wear one to the school Halloween dance and she can wear the other one on Halloween night!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart - Spokane Arena Giveaway

I  have looked forward to taking my children to Disney On Ice at the Spokane Arena each year since they were small.  My son turned 15 last year and wasn't as interested, so I ended up taking my daughter and Girl Scout troop and began a new tradition.

Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into the Spokane Arena from October 26-29, 2017!

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.