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Here are some tax tips for this month! Also you can see me using the Sentry Safe Digital Fire Safe.

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Approximately 1 in 5 Americans who files their own tax return leaves an average of $450 on the table each year – adding up to more than $5 billion in the U.S. – due largely to unnoticed deductions and credits*. This tax season, Master Lock is offering advice for maximizing returns during key life stages with credit opportunities and organization tips, and is also providing financial relief to consumers via the Master Lock Tax Relief Reward Sweepstakes.

An added bonus of utilizing the Master Lock Vault to organize the variety of forms and online passwords needed for your tax-filing process is the chance to win $1,000 this year in Master Lock’s Tax Relief Reward Sweepstakes, which can be used to supplement your tax refund, or help ease the burden of additional taxes owed. To enter, new users can register for a Master Lock Vault account at www.MasterLockVault.com. Once the account has been activated, return to the Master Lock Vault site to access the entry form. Existing Master Lock Vault users who have opted in for brand communications will receive an email with the sweepstakes entry form. One entry will be accepted per person through April 16.

I am a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad.  I receive compensation and products due to my participation but all opinions are my own.

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Yankee Candle at Easter and Giveaway!

by Pennie on March 31, 2015

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Perfect for festive decorating and gift-giving, new Jelly Beans fragrance and Peeps® Ceramic Fillable Candle add a sweet touch to the spring holiday!

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Peeps® Ceramic Fillable Candle – This adorable ceramic chick has a removable top that gives way to yummy Marshmallow Chicks fragrance, making for a versatile Easter décor accent or gift. (Available now; $16.99 MSRP) 

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An iconic Easter treat is back with the return of Yankee Candle’s wildly popular Peeps® Collector’s Edition Marshmallow Chicks large jar candle.

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Nicole’s take:  Yankee Candle is ready for Easter! These adorable and yummy scented products are just so fun! I got the Bunny Cake Candle and love it.  The color is a great pink and the scent is so sweet and lovely.  My niece is obsessed with the Bunny Cake Candle and wants to know where the “real bunny cake” is! Yankee Candles are my favorite candle – they last a long time, burn evenly and come in a huge variety of great scents and sizes!

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For most people, winter can bring a lot more than extra sweaters and heavy coats. It can also bring painful dry skin that can result in flaking, cracking and even eczema in some cases. Here are a few ways to address this issue.
  1. Make sure to moisturize regularly. Find an oil-based, rather than water-based, moisturizer, because the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.
  2. Hook up humidifiers throughout your house to help disperse the moisture more evenly.
  3. Make sure you are staying hydrated. By drinking enough water you will help your skin from the inside out.
  4. When wearing itchy winter clothing for warmth it can cause an irritation and leave you with itchy skin. In order to avoid this, it is important to use a hypoallergenic laundry detergent that will be sensitive on your skin. all® Free Clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists and Pediatricians for sensitive skin and 100% free of dyes and perfumes. It’s tough on stains yet gentle enough for the whole family to use. It is also safe for use in standard and HE machines.
  5. When you have to wear harsh fabrics to stay warm, be sure to use a hypoallergenic fabric conditioner. Fabric conditioner can make harsh fabric feel soft, thus reducing the risk of irritation. In addition, even when clothes are soft they still have the potential to cling to painful dry skin. To keep comfortable and static-free, be sure to use hypoallergenic dryer sheets. all® Free Clear has a line of fabric conditioner items (liquids and sheets) that are also specially formulated for patients with sensitive skin, leaving your family with soft, static free clothing.

Additionally, it is proven that even in cold water all® Free Clear can remove 99% of top household and seasonal allergens, without fragrance or dyesall® Free Clear is also specifically formulated for patients with sensitive skin. This keeps the family healthy and happy for a season filled with snowball fights, sleigh ridding and snow angels.

Nicole’s take:  My girls all have sensitive skin and the doctors always tell us to use all free and clear! I love that it is without perfumes and dyes and great for sensitive skin.  They have a tendency towards eczema right now and we do everything we can to keep flare ups at bay! Our clothes are so soft using all free and clear and they keep their color great!!

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  • Plain detergent
  • Detergent with fabric softener
  • Fabric softener sheets

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Making a Passover Seder Plate at Dollar Tree

by Nicole on March 29, 2015

Passover starts the evening of Friday, April 3 this year.  My family is not religious but we are culturally Jewish and celebrate Jewish holidays in a traditional manner.  For Passover we may sing a few songs and read a few passages from the Haggadah but we don’t have a long service.  We do, however, have a seder plate and a cup for Elijah and an afikomen to hide from the children!

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So I decided to make a seder plate this year using supplies I got at Dollar Tree! I am so happy to report that this seder plate cost only $5 and I love how it looks! It took some repurposing of items but it works!

Here are the materials:

    • plastic platter
    • tissue paper
    • small cups
    • chalkboard labels
    • tape

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I just covered the platter with the tissue paper and taped it underneath. Then I wrote the 6 items on the chalkboard stickers and stuck them to the little cups. There are 6 items on the seder plate and 6 cups fit great! This was so easy and the seder plate looks great! I can’t wait to fill it with the right items on Friday when we sit down for our mini seder and dinner!

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PetSmart’s Partners in Pethood!

by Pennie on March 28, 2015

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Not sure if you’ve caught PetSmart’s new commercials with Jennifer Coolidge and Anna Faris, but these are all a part of PetSmart’s “Partners in Pethood” campaign. The commercials definitely take a humorous approach to being a pet parent which I know you can certainly relate to! These were directed by Christopher Guest, best known from “Best in Show” and “The Princess Bride.”

The spots showcase different types of pet parents, including new owners, overprotective parents and overly-competitives ones. In one ad, Anna Faris hosts a birthday party for her dog Stanley, who she insists loves mountains, leans toward eastern religions and is an Aquarius because of his creativity and stubbornness.

The campaign also includes family-portrait-style images of real Petsmart consumers and employees with their pets that will be shared on all channels, as well as print ads. One ad that will run in People and Entertainment Weekly this spring features the brand’s mission statement printed on a poop bag.

Nicole’s take:  Chester and Cleo are 10.5 years old! My human babies are 14 months old.  So Chester and Cleo were definitely my first children and I’ve had a crazy and fun journey in pethood.  I hadn’t ever had a pet before and when I got Cleo I knew nothing! Then I thought she seemed lonely a few weeks later and decided to get Chester! Double puppy trouble! It was so hard to get them trained but we finally did it.  They are older now and struggling a little to adapt to their new huge (and loud!) family.  They still sleep with me at night and I love a little cuddle with them when I can.  Chester and Cleo have been with me through law school, relationships, break ups, moves, getting married, being on bedrest, having babies, etc.  Their love is truly unconditional and I hope they are as happy with me as I am with them!

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Nicole's Nickels: Chapstick Tropical Paradise Collection and Giveaway!

“Dreaming of an island getaway while stuck in the office? ChapStick®, America’s favorite lip balm brand, introduces a new limited-edition Tropical Paradise Collection! Treat your lips to the exotic taste of the islands with new sweet, refreshing flavors to keep your lips smooth and moisturized.

This new limited-edition collection features three delicious, fresh fruit flavors reminiscent of a tropical paradise: Watermelon Splash, Mango Sunrise and Aloha Coconut. The fresh fruit flavor profiles, bright, festive packaging and smooth application makes these varieties a treat for all the senses , all while making your lips look and feel healthier.

The new Tropical Paradise Collection will be available for a limited time beginning in April.”

Nicole’s take:  Jamie is a ChapStick addict.  He keeps them in his pockets, in his car, everywhere.  He loves how it makes his lips feel! So he was excited to hear of 3 new flavors and was even more excited to hear they were fruit based and tropical in nature! He loved the Mango sunrise the best but said they were all really good!

For more information visit the ChapStick® Website or find and follow them on ChapStick® Facebook

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Gorton’s Fishstick 2.0 and Giveaway!

by Pennie on March 26, 2015

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The Gorton’s Crew has exciting news! We have reinvented our iconic Fish Stick, to create the Fish Stick 2.0.

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Our all new Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks and Fillets are made from 100% Alaska Pollock and are never fried, so they have 50% less fat than Gorton’s regular breaded Fish Sticks and Fillets. And, thanks to a seasoned panko crumb, they have the same great taste and crunch you and your family have come to love from Gorton’s.

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All new Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks offer a mealtime solution that you can feel great about serving and your family will truly enjoy.

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We’re excited to spread the word to families across America, so we’re hitting the road on a sampling tour. Check out the #GortonsTour stops on our website, smartandcrunchy.com.

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Nicole’s take:  Abby and Zoe are eating so well now, Charlotte is still a little behind and eats mostly purees.  But Abby and Zoe eat EVERYTHING and so much of it! I am always trying to find healthy options for them that don’t break the bank and are easy for them to chew.  The Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks fit the bill! I made them for lunch for Abby and Zoe recently and took a few tastes myself.  They were soft but also crunchy and they had a lot of flavor.  The fish was mild and not fishy at all.  I feel so good giving them to my babies.  They LOVED them and each ate 3 fish sticks – so much!

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Gorton’s Fish Stick 2.0 Prize Package:

  • two full-value product coupons
  • an adult-size apron
  • a child-size apron
  • Smarty Crunchman plush toy

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Caribou fans will be thrilled with our sale price on this famous maker Keurig Kcup coffee! Caribou Daybreak Morning Blend is the featured product in this weeks Wacky Wednesday coffee sale!

 

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Get 15% Off Krispy Kreme & Cinnabon K-cups At Cross Country Cafe!

March 24, 2015

There’s still time to use the 15% of Krispy Kreme and Cinnabon Keurig Kcup coffee! Nicole received product and information to facilitate this post.  All opinions are our own.  

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Little Caesars Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza and Giveaway!

March 24, 2015

Little Caesars proudly introduces their HOT-N-READY Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza, for just $12 bucks. That’s a large, 8 crunchy corner slices of Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza topped with pepperoni and bacon, then wrapped in over three and a half feet of crispy bacon. No calling ahead or waiting for your pizza, because it’s HOT-N-READY […]

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Beachbody’s SuperMom Autumn Calabrese & Brand-New 21 Day Fix Extreme!

March 23, 2015

Nicole’s take:  It’s been a year since I had the triplets but my body didn’t seem to know that! I decided to start the 21 Day Fix Extreme and see what it was all about.  It is really a simple premise.  Portion control plus clean eating plus exercise.  I need to be better about the […]

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SONIC® Springs Forward to Summer with 25 Hand-Mixed Shake Flavors & Giveaway!

March 22, 2015

Things are about to get a little sweeter at your local SONIC Drive-In! This spring, SONIC is starting the Shake Nation celebration a little early, offering a total of 25 creamy and delicious shake flavors all made with SONIC’s Real Ice Cream, hand-mixed right when you order. With fun flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Fudge and Oreo Chocolate, SONIC’s lineup […]

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Wonder Forge Games and a Giveaway!

March 21, 2015

Easter and Passover are fast approaching and while chocolate bunnies and jelly beans have their place, this is a great time for the whole family to connect, and what better way to do so than with our fantastic preschool games!   Wonder Forge has several wonderful NEW games launching in April that preschoolers are sure […]

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Gimbal’s Spring 2015 Sweepstakes and a Giveaway!

March 20, 2015

THIS SPRING GARDENING GIFT BASKET FILLED WITH GIMBAL’S CANDY WILL MAKE YOUR (TASTE) BUDS BLOOM! What better time to celebrate a beautiful Spring day with this fun Gardening Gift Basket while enjoying a delicious selection of Gimbal’s candies with your loved ones? Included are 48 bags of Gimbal’s delicious Gourmet Jelly Bean and Sour Gourmet […]

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Safety Tips For Your Laundry From Tide and Gain!

March 19, 2015

Did you know that 90% of poisonings occur in the home?  Tide and Gain have partnered with parenting & lifestyle Expert, Rosie Pope, best known for her Bravo reality show Pregnant in Heels, to help parents across the country create safe (homes and) laundry rooms. Below, please find Rosie’s simple tips to help you reduce the risk of accidents […]

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This Week’s Wacky Wednesday Cross Country Cafe Coffee Sale!

March 18, 2015

Your readers loved the Keurig Kcup variety pack sale so much, we decided to do it again. This time they can enjoy a discount on our regular roast Keurig K-cup coffee variety pack. This is a great way to try different roasts and find a new favorite in addition new Keurig users are sure to […]

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Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Shop Pals

March 17, 2015

Blythe and her very best friends (Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Minka the monkey and Buttercream the bunny) are back for five more exciting, not to mention hilarious, adventures! Plus, you’ll get a chance to meet some new friends, like a shy tortoise, a spying […]

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March Along With FabKids!

March 16, 2015

FabKids was founded by ShopStyle founder Andy Moss and actress Christina Applegate, and we offer our members a personalized selection of kids’ outfits each month. Check out some of the adorable outfits that FabKids has to offer! FabKids empowers kids to express their individuality through personalized fashion – while revolutionizing the shopping experience for mom by delivering high-quality, reasonably […]

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Cosco Scenera NEXT Available at Walmart!

March 15, 2015

The Scenera NEXT retails for $46 (YES $46!!) at Walmart and is one of the only car seats on the market to fit three car seats across.  The seat is forward and rear facing from 5-40 pounds, has side impact protection and machine washable fabric. And it’s already receiving praise from car seat advocates nationwide for its […]

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Fuel Rewards Network™

March 14, 2015

Fuel Rewards Network™   The Fuel Rewards Network™ program offers you real savings at participating Shell stations Earn Fuel Rewards® savings when you purchase the items you normally buy, like groceries, clothing and household goods and redeem them for cents per gallon savings at participating Shell stations Signing up is simple! You can request your free […]

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