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Weight Watchers Ice Cream!

by Pennie on April 16, 2014

It’s finally spring with summer and warmer weather quickly approaching! What better time to jumpstart your active lifestyle and better-for-you eating habits?  Weight Watchers Ice Cream would love to help you in your journey to prepare for a season full of outdoor parties, vacations, shorts, and swimsuits.

We have five great new products this summer – just hitting shelves this March! The Strawberry Swirl and Black Cherry Greek Frozen Yogurt Cups, Mint Chip and Chocolate Fudge Brownie IceCream Cups, and Salted Caramel Ice Cream Candy Bars will allow you to indulge without going overboard.

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Black Cherry Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt Cups

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NEW! Tart and tangy low fat Greek-style frozen yogurt with an all-natural flavor black cherry fruit swirl. 100 calories, 1gram of fat and 5 grams of protein per cup, plus is a good source of calcium. Offered in a 3-pack.

Strawberry Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt Cups

PointsPlus® value 3
NEW! This is what you have been waiting for! Tart and tangy low fat Greek-style frozen yogurt with an all-natural strawberry fruit swirl. 100 calories, 1 gram of fat and 5 grams of protein per cup, plus is a good source of calcium. Offered in a 3-pack.

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream Candy Bars

PointsPlus® value 3
NEW! For the sweet and salty lovers! Delicious low fat caramel ice cream topped with salted caramel covered in a milk chocolaty coating. 120 calories, 6 grams of fat and 0 grams trans fat. Offered in a package of 6.

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cups

PointsPlus® value 3
NEW! If chocolate and fudge are two of your favorite flavors, you are going to love this! Creamy chocolate low fat ice cream with fudge brownie pieces. Only 100 calories, 1 gram of fat and 3 grams of fiber per cup. Offered in a 3-pack.

Nicole’s take:  We are huge Weight Watchers ice cream lovers! The new varieties came and we were so excited to try them.  I grabbed the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Candy Bars first and was surprised that the portion was larger than I thought it would be.  They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty! The ice cream cups are also delicious and my favorite was the mint chip! Jamie loved the black cherry greek cup.  They are super creamy and the portion sizes were generous.  The perfect treats as the weather gets warmer!

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

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The First Years just kicked off a “What Would You Do With More Time for You?” Facebook contest. This is a really awesome giveaway! Details are below and on The First Years Facebook page… the grand prize is a $1,000 gift card to have your wish fulfilled!!

The First Years “What Would You Do With More Time For You” Facebook Contest

The First Years is here to help make life easier and solve parenting challenges. We know you must get tired of the time it takes to organize a drawer full of mismatched sippy cup parts. That’s why The First Years has more than 20 sippy cup designs that feature a spill-proof, super-easy-to-clean One Piece Lid that’s interchangeable across all of our soft spout, sippy and straw cups. We’ll drink to that, and to all the time it saves! So tell us, parents – with all the time these cups save, What Would You Do With More Time For You? Take a cooking class with a master chef? Indulge in a spa weekend? Plant a dream garden? Each week The First Years is giving away prizes, and on Mother’s Day three parents who enter this contest will receive a surprise they won’t soon forget: their wishes (valued up to $1,000) will be fulfilled!

Visit The First Years Facebook page to enter. Contest runs April 1 to 30, 2014. See official rules for complete details.

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New Fisher Nut Exactly and Giveaway

by Pennie on April 15, 2014

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The quest to find the perfect snack is now over!

We are excited to announce that Fisher Nuts is launching a first-of-its-kind snack product – Fisher Nut Exactly – exclusively at Costco stores in the Southeast. This snack contains no artificial ingredients and is created with the perfect combination of crunchy roasted almonds and whole grain popcorn, rolled into a snack-sized bite that’s dipped in rich 66% cacao real dark chocolate.  With Fisher Nut Exactly’s sweet yet savory taste it’s the perfect snack for entertaining and will appeal to everyone.

With unlimited “poppability,” it’s the perfect “Go-To” snack for just about any occasion!

Fisher Nut Exactly will be available April 6th at Costco stores throughout the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee).

Costco stores throughout the Southeast will also have sampling of Fisher Nut Exactly on:

  • Sunday, April 6th
  • Saturday, April 12th
  • Wednesday, April 16th
  • Saturday, April 26th

Nicole’s take:  Let me tell you that the Fisher Nut Exactly is DELICIOUS! And totally addictive! I love the combination of the almonds, popcorn and dark chocolate.  My family dug right in and couldn’t wait until I went to Costco to buy some more bags of it! This is the perfect addition to any spring get together.  I love to have bowls of different snacks around when people come over – and this Fisher Nut Exactly was the first bowl to empty recently!

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Giveaway Winners

by Pennie on April 15, 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:

Gorton’s Artisan Recipe Fillets and Giveaway (1)
See Jane Work Offered Exclusively at Office Depot and Giveaway (1)
Win $10,000 with Gerber’s Cereal 1-2-3 Sweepstakes & Giveaway (1)
Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match and Giveaway (1)
Carvel’s New Flavors and Giveaway (1)
Surviving the “Multitasking” Years as a Mother and Giveaway (1)
French’s® Crunch Time Entrées® and Giveaway (1)
New Sprouted Snacks For Healthier Spring Eating and Giveaway (1)
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and Giveaway (1)
Three New Family Titles Perfect For Easter and Giveaway (1)

 

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Febreze Brings Spring Home

by Pennie on April 15, 2014

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Spring for me is all about being outside.  You hear the children playing in the neighborhood, the birds are chirping as they fly back and forth and there are always dogs barking somewhere in the distance or right by my feet.  I like to sit in my swing and smell the fresh air.  In the yard the aroma of a newly mown lawn, the smell of the flowers like jasmine, hyacinth, even the daffodils have a quality that is so pleasing.  In the south, you can smell the rain coming and the fresh smell after the rain is over is so sweet and calming.

 

On a pleasant day, I like to take my dogs and grandkids for a walk around the neighborhood.  We look at all the flowers and flowering trees for different colors and shapes and smells.  On a really good day we come back and I try to get my grandson to help me in the garden.  The smell and feel of the cool dirt as we plant and weed is so nice; hopefully we find some earthworms to play with!

 

What is your favorite spring activity?  Is there something that defines spring for you?  Is there a scent or scents that remind you of spring?

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Febreze is introducing a new Spring Collection to bring all the wonderful aromas of outdoors into your home.  There are scents like Rain Air, Sweet Pea petals, and Nectar, even Wildflower.  All the sweetness of spring right in your home!

Nicole’s take:  I love a good smelling house and since my triplets came home we have some, well, unfortunate smells in the house.  Febreze spring scents to the rescue! We got to try all of them and the Nectar is hands down my favorite! I love how fresh it smells and it is long lasting!

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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze.

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In celebration of moms everywhere, we introduce The Mother’s Day Collection by TotalBeauty.com — a range of luxe skin care and body essentials to experience spa-quality treatments in the comfort of your home. And the best part? They won’t wither away once you’re back to the real world.

The highlights of this collection include a full-size Purlisse Pur-Moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer ($55 value), an super hydrating formula infused with Vitamin E and an intoxicating blend of skin soothing ingredients. Also included is an Advanced Body Care by ME! Bath Tri-Functional Sugar Scrub ($40 value), a multi-functional exfoliator that also cleanses and moisturizes deeply to restore and stimulate the production of your body’s own natural emollients.

And then there are the five other skin and body essentials that complete this entire at-home spa experience. Not to mention the bonus NakedWines.com $50 Gift Card and MailPix.com 8″x10″ Canvas Lite ($30 value) to make those memorable moments all the more special.MD409THE MOTHER’S DAY COLLECTION BY TOTALBEAUTY.COM

Over a $110 VALUE Plus FREE Shipping
PRICE: Only $39 
 
Total Beauty Shops is showing their love for moms with a luxurious collection perfect for pampering. 
 
PRODUCTS INCLUDED:
  • pur~lisse pur~moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer – Full Size $55 value
  • Advanced Body Care by ME! Tri-Functional Sugar Scrub – Full Size $40 value
  • Advanced Body Care by ME! Bath-Bath Soak Mini – Mini $4 value
  • Tata Harper Rose Floral Essence – Deluxe Sample $5 value
  • Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Face Spa – Full Size $2.49 value
  • ALFAPARF Cristalli Liquid Serum – Deluxe Sample $4.42 value
  • Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm – Full Size $3 value
  • BONUS: NakedWines.com $50 Gift Card
  • BONUS: MailPix.com 8″x10″ Canvas Lite $30 value

If you want one of the collections for yourself (or for you and your mom!), Nicole’s readers qualify for a discount on the already fabulous price.  Buying one?  Use Promo Code TBMOM to save 10%.  If you want to get two, use Promo Code TBMOM2 to get 2 Mother’s Day Collections for just $55 – a $19 savings!

Nicole’s take:  Total Beauty has outdone themselves for this Mother’s Day! Their Mother’s Day Collection is so impressive with a value of over $110 for just $39! The products are all high end with some products, such as the pur~lisse pur~moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer, being full size! I just started using the products and so far really like them all! I am hooked on the  Advanced Body Care by ME! Tri-Functional Sugar Scrub.  I love how well is exfoliates and leaves my skin feeling very polished!

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babymonitorWeighing in at 6.4 ounces and standing a mere 4.2 inches tall, D-Link today welcomes its newest IP network cloud camera family member to the world, the D-Link® Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-825L).  The D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera is the most versatile baby monitoring solution available on the market today, providing at-home and remote monitoring using a smartphone or tablet device and the new free mydlink Baby Mobile app and service. Allowing new moms and dads to keep an eye on their new little bundle of joys from just about anywhere with a Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connection, the Wi-Fi Baby Camera features HD video, integrated motion and sound detection, temperature sensing, instant push alerts, night-vision technology, integrated lullabies, and video recording.

The Wi-Fi Baby Camera offers several easy features to help parents keep an eye on their little ones, including 720p HD resolution for crisp and clear video, integrated motion and sound detection to alert parents of movement and loud noises like crying, temperature sensing to indicate whether a room becomes too hot or too cold, and integrated lullabies to help soothe. The camera is also equipped with night vision technology for 24/7 monitoring and a microSD card slot for on-board recording to ensure no details or special moments are overlooked.

For added personalization, the Baby Camera comes with pink and blue rings to match the color of the baby’s room!

Availability and Pricing

The D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-825L) was displayed at the 2014 International CES, Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas and is available for $179.99 throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in the United States. Detailed specifications are available online at www.dlink.com/babymonitor.

Nicole’s take:  With 3 babies and only 2 of us it’s hard to keep all of the babies in our sight.  When I’m by myself with the babies I’m always wondering what the other babies are doing if I have to take one into another room.  Plus Jamie works so much right now I know he misses the babies during the day.  The New Wi-Fi Baby Camera by D-Link has solved our problems! I love that it has a pink ring for the girls’ room (and also comes with a blue one if you have boys) and that it is portable. 

You can move it around the house if you wanted! You can mount it on the wall or put it on a dresser or other surface.  It took just a few minutes to set up and we were up and running.  I love that if I leave the room I can just bring my phone and see whats going on! And Jamie can open the app on his phone whenever he wants from work.  My parents also have access and love watching their granddaughters when they can’t be here.  

The features of the camera are amazing – the temperature sensor to let you know that the room temperature is sufficient, and the night vision is so cool! This camera would make a great shower gift – it has every single feature I think is important in a baby camera!

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Animal Planet Creepy Crawler and Giveaway

by Pennie on April 14, 2014

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Creepy crawlers are crawling into real life with Animal Planet’s new Real Scary Spiders augmented reality app. The scary and cool addition to Animal Planet’s digital portfolio enables users to interact with a pet spider via an app and to bring their spider to life through a unique augmented reality experience. As users advance through the game, they will be allowed to ‘handle’ their spiders in the real world by directing their device at a trigger object to bring the spider to life.  Here is a preview video:

The app can be downloaded for free at www.realscaryspiders.com and is available for both iOS and Android platforms.  For continued play, customers who purchase the Animal Planet Web Blasting Tarantula exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide will be able to use the toy’s package as a game trigger, activating an additional inter-connected experience that brings the box to life within the app. 

Nicole’s take:  Noah loves toys that have a digital component to them and this tarantula is pretty cool that way! He is loving his new pet spider and thought that the accompanying app was a fun way to bring it all to life! The app is free which is great and you don’t need the tarantula to play.  Noah told me he thought that the app was really cool and he loved the interaction.  He is still playing with the app and the toy a week later – always a good sign!

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Channeling Your Inner Germophobic and Giveaway

April 14, 2014

To get though the second half of the cold and flu season, we all need to be a little germaphobic. From disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and Kleenex to satisfying snacks and beverages, Staples has everything you need for a germ-free office (except the germ-free coworkers). The new Staples tagline – “Make More Happen” – comes […]

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Anxiety Wrap® Puts Stressed Pets at Ease

April 13, 2014

Your pet’s body language and even their general behavior – including aggressiveness, leash pulling, separation anxiety, excessive barking, even hyperactivity – may be a result of a stressed out pet. Pet parents would love to know what their pets are thinking, but since our pets can’t verbally tell us it’s important to understand what their […]

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Pretend Play with Just Pretend Kids and Giveaway

April 13, 2014

Just Pretend Kids is a new company that makes high quality dress up costumes that inspire children to explore and celebrate their own creative spirit. While tech toys are certainly a hot trend, it’s important not to forget to let kids use their imagination! Playing dress up and pretending to be a princess, a pirate, or […]

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Little House On The Prairie and Giveaway

April 12, 2014

One of the most cherished TV series of all time, “Little House on the Prairie”  continues to capture new generations of fans around the world by sharing its timeless themes of love, morality and rich family values. This American classic can now be experienced like never before when Little House On The Prairie –Season One Deluxe Remastered Edition arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital Ultraviolet) and […]

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Top 10 Giveaways, 4/12/14

April 12, 2014

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaways: Three New Family Titles Perfect For Easter and Giveaway  (Ends 4/14) Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and Giveaway (Ends 4/14) New Sprouted Snacks For Healthier Spring Eating and Giveaway (Ends 4/14) French’s® Crunch Time Entrées® and Giveaway (Ends 4/14) Surviving the “Multitasking” Years as a Mother and Giveaway (Ends 4/14) Carvel’s New Flavors and Giveaway (Ends […]

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A Few Shortcuts Weekly Recipe: Lemon Glazed Carrots

April 11, 2014

Just in time for Easter, Amanda @ A Few Shortcuts has created a great side dish recipe: Lemon Glazed Carrots.  Carrots are my favorite vegetable and I love picking new, sweet carrots right out of the garden to use in a recipe!  This is going to be so yummy! Each week I will highlight one of Amanda’s fabulous […]

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Three New Family Titles Perfect For Easter and Giveaway

April 11, 2014

Saddle up for the third magical movie from the creators of Lalaloopsy™ as Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show arrived in on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Meet a whole new group of friends as the Lalaloopsy girls discover their new pen pals are talking ponies! Checkers, Peanut’s pen-pal brings her friends Snap Pea, Tangerine, Jamberry and baby ponies Flutterwings and Honeycomb to […]

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Friday Top FREEBIES and Great Deals, Week of 4/11/14

April 11, 2014

Here are this week’s FREEBIES and great deals: FREE  $10 Off $10 at Famous Footwear - Text message: EASTER351 to 326687 on your cell phone to get a coupon good for $10 off $10 at Famous Footwear.  - store locator FREE  Quart of Paint at True Value on Saturday - (valid Saturday, April 12 only) - locator FREE  Subscription to Outdoor […]

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Spring Cleaning, Termite Edition

April 10, 2014

With spring-time weather around the corner, it’s important that we are aware of the tiny creatures that incur an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year: termites. Warm temperatures, rain and humidity lure termites from their nests and their damage – rarely covered by home insurance—accounts for more than storms, fires, and floods combined. Having all […]

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Faux Recipes from Family Fun Magazine

April 10, 2014

I should have gotten this out to you for April Fool’s Day. But the joke was on me, because I didn’t make it.  But I say there’s always a good reason to to do something fun with the kids.  Especially when it involves a few deceptively delicious tricks!  FamilyFun Magazine has two “faux” recipes to celebrate fun in […]

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Pat McGrath and Danilo Share Spring Trends to Try!

April 10, 2014

Spring has finally sprung and everyone is looking for new and exciting ways to spruce up their beauty regimens! To help your readers refresh for spring, some of our favorite beauty experts such as Pat McGrath, Duffy and Danilo shared with us their specially selected trends for the season. The attached infographic includes looks and […]

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Find the Deepest Discounts on My Amazon Deals Page!

April 10, 2014

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.  Below are some items from various discount categories: Camera & Photo Beauty Home & Kitchen […]

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