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Gillette Venus Snap – #InASnap

by Pennie on July 26, 2014

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Shaving season is in full-swing and Gillette Venus has you covered when it comes to a skipped shave or if you just missed a few hairs. The Venus Snap with Embrace Razor is perfect for a close long-lasting shave for spontaneous, on-the-go moments like an impromptu date night or last minute gym class.

In the spirit of summer fun and adventure, Gillette Venus invites you to embrace all the on-the-go, leg-bearing moments. Venus is partnering with YouTube star Tessa Violet to help celebrate these ”wish I’d shaved” moments. Now through July, women can share these funny, sometimes even embarrassing moments via the #InASnap hashtag on Twitter. Tessa will use her favorites as inspiration to create a series of music videos celebrating spontaneity. These videos, created from women’s real life “wish I’d shaved” moments, will then be published and shared on Violet’s & Gillette Venus’ social channels.

To see what #InASnap moments are brought to life, follow the #InASnap hashtag and @GilletteVenus on Twitter and visit the Gillette Venus YouTube page to check out the music video series. You can check out her first video, below!

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Top 10 Giveaways, 7/26/14

by Pennie on July 26, 2014

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaways:

  1. Sunbelt Bakery Granola Treats and Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  2. Yankee Candle Brings Fall Spirit to Life in New Fragrances & Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  3. Maia Yogurt and Giveaway (Ends 7/28) 
  4. Hot Designs Nail Art Pens and Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  5. SONIC Offers Cheesy Bread Dogs™ and Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  6. Master Lock Back-to-School Locks and $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 7/31)

Here are this week’s top 10 giveaways.  Please be sure to read each blogger’s giveaway post carefully as they all have different rules.  Good luck!

  1. Celebrate Every Day with Me – Teleflora $75 Gift Code Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  2. KiddiesCorner Deals – VTeck Kidizoom Smartwatch Giveaway (Ends 7/30)
  3. The Consumer Adviser -  Amazon $500 G.C. Giveaway (Ends 7/31)
  4. Reviews, Chews & How-Tos - Petbox Subscription Box Giveaway (Ends 7/31)
  5. Kids Activities Blog – Back to School Giveaway (Ends 7/31)
  6. Real Deal Tickets – Best Buy $50 G.C. Giveaway (Ends 7/31)
  7. Chics with Crews - Rockee Toothbrush Giveaway (Ends 8/1)
  8. My Fab Fit Forties – The Skin Regime Giveaway (Ends 8/2)
  9. Chics with Crews - NeoCell  $50 Gift Code Giveaway (Ends 8/2)
  10. The Mama Experience – O’Cedar ProMist Microfiber Spray Mop Giveaway (Ends 8/2)

 

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Baby Banz – Retro!

by Pennie on July 25, 2014

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In 2001, Baby Banz, Inc. found its start in “the land down under,” one of the harshest UV climates in the world. One Australian’s fruitless search for a proper pair of baby sunglasses for his infant son forced him to take action, leading to the development of the Original Baby Banz sunglasses.

First introduced to the American market in 2002, Baby Banz are best known for their unique wrap-around, banded design and 100% UV protective lenses. Often imitated, but never duplicated, Baby Banz continue to be the standard for baby and children’s sunglasses and UV protection worldwide.

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Rock your look with our Retro BanZ!

Featuring the same great UV protection, wrap-around design and comfortable nose pieces of our classic Adventure BanZ, these cool designer frames up the style factor for your little one. NEW Rubber Nose and Brow Piece is embedded into the glasses for added comfort!

Available for boys and girls ages 0-7 who like a funkier look! Lenses offer 100% UVA/ UVB protection.

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Nicole’s take:  I have been looking for baby sunglasses for some time now and every mom I asked for a recommendation told me Baby Banz.  I went looking around on their site and found the Retro Baby Banz which are just TOO cute! I got white since it goes with everything and we have been wearing them non-stop since! The Florida sun is so strong all year round and it’s important to protect babies’ eyes. 

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The girls don’t mind them at all and I love knowing I am doing something good for them and they are so stylish!

Nicole received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions remain our own.

 

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Here are this week’s FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE  Box of Simple Truth Instant Oatmeal at Ralphs

FREE  Juice Beauty Daily Essentials Collection Samples - looks like you are entering a contest.  Not sure if everyone gets the samples or just a number of the winners.

FREE  Subscription to Tennis

FREE  Fancy Feast Broths Sample

FREE  Subscription to Diabetes Self-Management

FREE  Digital Comic Books

FREE  Waterproof Pill Pouch for AAA Members - AAA membership number required.

FREE  Subscription to Siempre Mujer

FREE  Victorinox Swiss Army Victoria Fragrance & Forest Fragrance Sample

FREE  Subscription to Martha Stewart Living

FREE  Rachael Ray Nutrish Cat Food Sample

FREE  Subscription to Glamour

FREE  Subscription to Family Fun

FREE  Subscription to American Photo

FREE  Bigelow Tea Sample

FREE  Hot Dog at Thorntons Stores - you can only get the Thorntons weekly coupons through their mobile app now. Expires 7/28. -locator.

FREE  Schiff Move Free Ultra Omega Dietary Supplement

Remember that freebies from old posts may still be available.  They can be found in the Freebie category under Deals in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaways:

  1. Sunbelt Bakery Granola Treats and Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  2. Yankee Candle Brings Fall Spirit to Life in New Fragrances & Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  3. Maia Yogurt and Giveaway (Ends 7/28) 
  4. Hot Designs Nail Art Pens and Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  5. SONIC Offers Cheesy Bread Dogs™ and Giveaway (Ends 7/28)
  6. Master Lock Back-to-School Locks and $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 7/28)

 

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Sunbelt Bakery Granola Treats and Giveaway

by Pennie on July 24, 2014

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Always on the lookout for nutritious snacks – that don’t sacrifice flavor?  Look no further than nutritious chewy granola bars, fruit and grain cereal bars, and fiber-rich granola cereals from Sunbelt Bakery!  Family owned-Sunbelt Bakery is committed to whole grain snacks that provide nutrition on the go.

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Made with delicious fruits and nuts, like their soft and delicious Strawberry Fruit & Grain bars (which contain 11g of whole grains per serving!) or their new Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip chewy granola bars, Sunbelt Bakery products never contain preservatives or high fructose corn syrup. Best of all, their snacks have an incredible bakery-fresh taste because new batches of baked goods are delivered weekly to your community!

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Nicole’s take:  I hadn’t ever tried the bars from Sunbelt bakery but I am so glad I got the chance! I received a mixes case of them and we have had a great time sampling them – everyone has their own favorite! Mine is the fudge dipped coconut, Jamie’s is the peanut butter chocolate chip and Noah likes the blueberry bars! The portion size is perfect and they all taste great! I love that they are soft and full of flavor.  These are perfect to stash in the diaper bag, eat for breakfast on the go, or as a snack! 

For More Information: SunbeltBakery.com and Facebook or Twitter.

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1 reader can win one (1) case of Sunbelt Bakery treats with Granola Bars & Fruit & Grain Bars! Please enter the giveaway on the widget below.  Email and feed subscribers will need to click over to my actual site to enter.

Nicole received free product from Sunbelt Bakery for sampling and giveaways. The opinions and giveaways offered here are our own.

 

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Check out my Amazon Deals page to find the deepest discounts on your favorite merchandise! You can search by minimum discount percentage, top sellers or even hot new releases. When you’re on the Amazon page you can refine your search further with the choices in the left sidebar.  Here are a mix of items from around the Amazon!

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Mini Clip MP3 Player -$.67 + $4.99 shipping in various colors

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Perrier Beach House Sweepstakes

by Pennie on July 23, 2014

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Perrier has announced the launch of its 2014 Beach House Sweepstakes, offering consumers the chance to win a week-long VIP vacation getaway for the Grand Prize winner and nine friends to the luxurious Perrier Beach House in Miami. The sweepstakes will run on Facebook from June 1 through September 30, 2014.

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How do you enter to win? Capture your most refreshing summer pictures, incorporating Perrier of course, and share them at perrierbeachhouse.com. In addition to winning the Grand Prize, Perrier will also be offering participants a range of weekly prizes, including beach bags stocked with luxurious accessories and waterproof speakers for stylish poolside entertaining.

Nicole’s take:  I am a big Perrier fan and recently got to try their flavored versions! I tried the lemon and the pink grapefruit and loved how refreshing they were! They weren’t sweet but had a slight fruit taste that I really liked!

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A Crisis of Clutter – Part 2

by Pennie on July 23, 2014

 

So a year has passed since I first talked to you about clutter and I’m still a pack rat.  And it weighs me down, both mentally and physically. But a couple of things have happened this year that give me hope that things are turning around, at least a little.

As I may have told you, at the beginning of the year I lost some weight.  Certainly not all that I need to lose to be a healthy person, but a relatively significant amount.  Enough that my clothes were, if not hanging off me, looking large.  Pants too full, shirts too loose, even my underwear began to sag (which is a very weird feeling).  Thankfully the weight has stayed off for about 6 months so I feel pretty good about it.  Time to clean out the closet!

NOTE***The first thing most people do when trying to clear out clutter is to go buy storage bins and start stuffing them full.  DO NOT DO THIS.  All that does is enable your cluttering by packing your stuff into a smaller package so you can bring in more stuff!

I began by taking everything out of the closet and drawers that I had not been wearing and washed it all.  Piles of laundry, because I wanted to try on everything, see if anything fit, and then have it ready to be donated right away and get it out of the house.  As it turns out, at my higher weight, I was wearing just a small percentage of my total clothing so I ended up with more items to wear than to donate or toss!

To Be Continued…

 

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Yankee Candle Brings Fall Spirit to Life in New Fragrances & Giveaway

July 22, 2014

Yankee Candle Company  announced the launch of eight new Yankee Candle® fragrances in both its classic jar form and contemporary Pure Radiance™ line for fall 2014. Inspired by the scents, sounds and sweet treats swirling through the air throughout this beloved season, this new line captures the autumn aura in a potpourri of rich earth tones […]

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7/22 Pinterest Pin(s) of the Week: Pools

July 22, 2014

It has been very hot here lately and I find myself dreaming of having a pool.  I found some great designs on Pinterest: First off from Buzzfeed is a Beach Entry Pool.  ”Lucky kids can sink their toes into the sand before taking a dip.”  I’ve been intrigued for quite some time with pools that […]

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Giveaway Winners

July 22, 2014

I’ve picked winners – they are posted on the Giveaway Tools widget of each of the following giveaways (just click the link of the giveaway title to be taken to the post where each widget is).  You will also receive an email from us congratulating you on your win: Fresh Baby and Giveaway (1) Sesame Street: […]

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Maia Yogurt and Giveaway

July 21, 2014

Maia is more than just delicious Less-Sweet Non-Fat & Low-Fat yogurt. It is packed with 25+ Billion strands of live active probiotic bacteria, Prebiotic Fiber, Protein, and all the other goodies you need to empower health & wellness. Maia’s  grass-fed milk comes from local dairy farmers (never giving their cows hormones) so every cup is fresher and […]

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Hot Designs Nail Art Pens and Giveaway

July 21, 2014

Summer means colorful Mani’s/Pedi’s, and if you and/or your daughter are into nail polish you have to try Hot Designs! The 2-in-1 pens include nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for drawing. Find out how creative you can be with the Hot Designs Nail Pens set.  Get inspired by the truly creative […]

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Chicco Next Fit Zip Car Seat

July 20, 2014

If you’re familiar with Chicco then by now you’ve probably heard about the NextFit Convertible Car Seat, which has received rave reviews from moms like you. This year Chicco has upped the ante with the NextFit Zip Car seat! Chicco gets it – whether its cereal crumbs, sticky apple juice or melted crayons, kids are messy, and keeping a convertible […]

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A Few Shortcuts Weekly Recipe: Homemade Dole Whip!

July 20, 2014

This is the perfect summer recipe.  2 ingredients, a blender and no time = Homemade Dole Whip.   This week Amanda @ A Few Shortcuts reverse engineered a dessert you can only get in a few select places.  Since I love pineapple, I’m sure this will become a favorite! Each week I will highlight one of Amanda’s […]

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Bugaboo Bliss Bottle Props

July 19, 2014

Bugaboo Bliss is a unique collection of MOD, boutique-style clothing, baby essentials, & gifts to outfit your little bugaboo in blissful whimsy. I craft one-of-a-kind items using a blend of vintage & mod fabrics to produce heirloom quality pieces. Nicole’s take:  Having 3 babies is really tough but it’s even harder during feeding times! Bottle […]

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Top 10 Giveaways, 7/19/14

July 19, 2014

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaways: SONIC Offers Cheesy Bread Dogs™ and Giveaway (Ends 7/28 Fresh Baby and Giveaway (Ends 7/21) Sesame Street: “Learning Rocks” and Giveaway (Ends 7/21) NEW Nonni’s Biscotti Bites and Giveaway (Ends 7/21)  Master Lock Back-to-School Locks and $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 7/31) Here are this week’s top 10 giveaways.  Please be sure […]

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SONIC Offers Cheesy Bread Dogs™ and Giveaway

July 18, 2014

Cheese enthusiasts anticipate the newest member of SONIC’s hot dog lineup, offering the largest variety of hot dogs among national chains. Sonic announced the launch of Cheesy Bread Dogs, a tasty twist on the traditional hot dog with cheese baked right onto the warm, soft hot dog bun. SONIC’s Ultimate Cheese and Bacon Cheesy Bread […]

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Friday Top FREEBIES and Great Deals, Week of 7/18/14

July 18, 2014

Here are this week’s FREEBIES and great deals: FREE  Iced or Hot Coffee At Cumberland Farms - Valid 7/14-23. -locator. FREE  Snack at 7-Eleven - they’re having a free product coupon every day between now and July 24 on the 7-eleven iOS and Android app. – locator FREE  Subscription to Field and Stream FREE  Chex Mix at Xtra […]

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AKC GoodDog! Helpline

July 17, 2014

We have this great service for dog owners called AKC Good Dog!SM Helpline, which is live telephone support from a team of knowledgeable trainers who can help with anything from training a new puppy to improving your adult dog’s manners. AKC Good Dog!SM Helpline is a live telephone service designed to help all dog owners get in tune with their pet’s […]

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