Entries from September 29, 2013 - October 5, 2013

Saturday
Oct052013

Mini Spooky Spider Cupcakes

 

Here is an adorable and fun Halloween recipe- spider cupcakes! Get the recipe here from Six Sister's.

Saturday
Oct052013

25 Movies from the 80's That Every Kid Needs to See

 

 

 

This list brings back so many memories!! Here are 25 movies from the 80's that every kid needs to see. From Buzzfeed.com.

Saturday
Oct052013

Radio Flyer Chatterbox Freebie

There has never been a more fun way to ride for kids 3-8 than with the new Radio Flyer Ziggle. All you do is twist the front and wiggle the back and off you go for hours of outdoor fun and exercise. Kids love the 360⁰ spins and speedy smooth ride. Parents love that it’s made by Radio Flyer, the iconic maker of the little red wagon, so it’s durable and grows with kids for years of riding fun.

Apply to be a Radio Flyer Ziggle Chatterbox and if selected, you'll get a great Chat Pack with your Radio Flyer Ziggle and product information cards to hand out to friends and family.

After you try Radio Flyer Ziggle, chat about how Radio Flyer gives kids a fun, new way to ride, share your opinions and post a review.

Apply here!

Saturday
Oct052013

Get a Head Start on the Holidays

Christmas is supposed to be one of the most joyous, happy times of the year. But why do so many of us find ourselves stressed out, doing too much and not finding time to spend with loved ones?

This year, decide to do something different. While you may not want to think about Christmas now, a little planning can't hurt! Here are some painless ways to start preparing now:

  • Get out your decorations and sort through them. Throw out old lights that don't work, ornaments you don't like, and take an inventory of what you have and what you need.

  • Jump in the car and go garage saling! You may find great Christmas decorations!

  • Save that cash. Even if you have to open a new bank account, making it your Christmas club account, do it. Each week, deposit your loose change, rebate checks, gift money, and any cash that you didn't expect to receive. Over time, this will add up! To increase your savings even more, consider having a small amount of your paycheck direct deposited into the account.

  • Decide what you want. Every year, we're asked what we want for Christmas and a lot of times we are clueless (except the favorite wish list item, win the lottery!). This year, avoid getting gifts you don't want by giving those you exchange with a list of items you'd like. To give the gift giver choices, keep the dollar amounts at various levels. Also, be specific with your list, including store names or web site URLs.

  • Christmas is a tasty time, filled with all kinds of great food. Instead of trying to make it all, get out your recipes now and decide on your favorites. Do an inventory of the ingredients in your cupboards and stock up on what you need, when you catch a good sale.

  • Don't be afraid to scale back. If you don't like giving gifts to your cousin's sister's brother because you've always given gifts, write them a note or e-mail and explain you are cutting back this year. They may be relieved too. Be sure to send them a nice Christmas card in December.

  • Gift box it. Do you have brand new items you received as gifts, but you don't really want them? If so, put them in a sturdy box, label who gave it to you (so you don't regift back to them!), and collect items throughout the year. You may also want to watch for sales and clearance items to add to the box.

  • Spend some time brainstorming cheap alternatives to gift-wrap and tags. A cheap and clever way to label gifts is to cut up the decorated side of an old Christmas card, punch a hole and tie with ribbon. Also, create tags on your computer and print out as many as you need. Gift-wrap can be substituted with festive plastic bags, decorated boxes, etc. Just use your imagination!

  • Buy some gift cards. Once a month, buy a few gift cards to stores in which you know you'll be shopping (such as Toys R Us). By using gift cards for your shopping, the amount you can spend will be limited. However, be careful that the cards don't have expiration dates.

These are just some ideas to get you started. This year, make a commitment to spend less, do less and enjoy the holiday season.

Saturday
Oct052013

Free Bed and Breakfast Stays for Military

 

 

In observance of Veterans Day on November 11th, select Bed & Breakfasts (B&B’s) and Inns are providing FREE rooms on Monday, November 11th, to honor servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served their country. This program currently includes more than 180 participating Inns and B&B’s!

Saturday
Oct052013

Star Wars Toys, Accessories and More Sale

 

 

Star Wars fans, don't miss out on these awesome deals from Zulily!

Saturday
Oct052013

Win Martha Stewart Cookware and More

Go here to play the Pam “Your Ally In The Kitchen” Sweepstakes and Instant Win Game.

You could win a 10 piece Martha Stewart Collection stainless steel cookware set or a 4 qt. sauté pan. You will also be entered to win the Grand Prize of Martha Stewart Cookware, Cookbooks and more.

Saturday
Oct052013

Herbal Magic: Secret to Weight Loss

 

 

 

It seems when I got to college, the weight started coming on. After lots of tried and failed diets, I started to learn that I had to eat healthy in order to lose weight. My weight has yo-yo'd for the past 15 years. I am a sweets addict- candy, cookies, cake, ice cream, all are my addictions. But as I got older, started a family, I knew that I needed more structure and support in my weight loss efforts.

Here I am with my son Cam, getting healthy, taking a walk!

And I'm also going to try Herbal Magic!

Herbal Magic's weight loss program is designed to help you change your body and the way you look at food. At Herbal Magic, you won't drink strange concoctions, buy pre-packaged meals or follow a crazy diet. Their revolutionary weight loss program helps real people lose weight and keep it off - for life.

The best part is Herbal Magic lets you eat real food. They help you shop for the right foods to help you lose weight, and give you access to countless recipes and meal ideas from our wide array of Herbal Magic cookbooks. Or if you like to eat out, they show you how to indulget a little without going off track.

Your Herbal Magic weight loss centre gives you access to your own Personal Coach to guide you through your weight loss journey. They'll customize your program and provide you with the tips and guidance you need to lose weight and keep it off.

So give it a try!

 

 

 

 This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.