Monday, December 26, 2011

Subway Gift Card Weekend

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Hey guys. Do you love to win Gift Cards as much as I do? Well then I have some really great information for you. There is going to be a Gift Card Weekend on Facebook.  And during the weekend of December 23 through December 31, you will have a chance to win a $10 Subway Gift Card.


All you have to do to win is go here: to like the page on Facebook. After you like Gift Card Weekend on Facebook, be sure to share with your friends. Because you will get another entry for every like that you influence.

 Actually, "Gilbert The Gift Card Machine" is giving away more then 100 gift cards leading up to Gift Card weekend too. And you should really check the page often because they giving away gift cards all month to tons of cool places. Here is a list of the cool places participating:

- JC Penny

- Regal Cinema

- Subway

- Sephora

- Applebee's

- Bass Pro Shops

- Adidas

- Buca di Beppo

- Lowe's

- Spa Finder

- Marriot

- Giant Eagle

So get on over to Gift Card Weekend. It is a once a year event. And participating retail partners will give featured offers on Gift Cards purchased during the holiday season. So if you are a gift-giver you can benefit from this too. You can increase the value of your gift card! Head on over to the Gift Card Weekend Facebook page for all the info! I know I will be!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

WW - It will be good to go home


Wishing everyone Happy Holidays.

Friday we are going back to my Mom's to visit for a week. I haven't seen anyone in 6 months.

This photo was taken in July at a cookout - the last time I saw anyone. I am kinda depressed though since my sister pictured standing on the far left has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. I will (try to) treasure every moment I'm home.

*pre-dating this so it stays on top until I get back

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Have a PartyLite Home Party!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PartyLite Simple Pleasures Holiday Sweepstakes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I remember a few years ago - I went to a PartyLite party. Another mother in my neighborhood had one and invited me to it. It was a lot of fun. 

Afterwards I really wanted to host a party of my own. But for some reason I never got around to it. Now I am reconsidering it! It would be fun to get some new candles and all the other accessories you can get!

Just hosting a party you could get so many rewards. I can't remember - but I know the woman who hosted the one I went to got so much stuff afterwards for free doing it! It really was worth it. And I remember some games we played and it was a lot of fun getting together with people.

It might be fun doing one here in my new neighborhood. Maybe a good way to meet some new people! I am supposed to tell you about the PartyLite Simple Pleasures Holiday Sweepstakes. But unfortunately this ended on December 15th. But don't despair the new PartyLite Winter/Spring Catalog already launced on December 16th. So check that out!

And you should really "Like" PartyLite Facebook page - because you can find out about special monthly offers online for party hosts and guests. 

I would love some of these candles pictured here. Doesn't this look so festive?

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Slim-Fast Best Plan Ever!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slim-Fast for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey everyone, I have some exciting news for you! And it is about Slim-Fast. They have launched their best plan in years. This is a really exciting launch for the brand. 

Slim-Fast is introducing their richest, creamiest, best tasting shakes ever! The new plan is called Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan. It includes 3 snacks a day, which the Slim Fast 100 calorie bars look great. 2 Slim Fast shakes a day, which they look really delicious. And 1 balanced meal a day. You can enjoy a healthy 500 calorie meal on this plan.

All the Slim-Fast products are readily available to everyone. You can find them at your local grocery store. You can also find them at retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kroger, and Safeway. You can also buy Slim-Fast online through or on Slim-Fast 3-2-1 store on Facebook.

This plan sounds really great. And I may incorporate this into my health plan. Which at the beginning of the year I always have that in mind. I really am most excited to try the new Slim-Fast shakes.


I remember way back when - my college roommate and I tried Slim-fast and we really liked it! I really want to try some of these new flavors. Like Creamy Milk Chocolate, or Cappuccino Delight. And there are more too. Sounds like a great plan. Don't you think?

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

LG DoublePlay

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I need  new phone! I was just looking into the LG DoublePlay™ and I would really love to get one. This phone looks so awesome. Check it out for yourself to see all the features.

I will try to relay some of them for you now. First of all it has a great looking screen display. The LG DoublePlay has main display and a sub display that can be used separately or in tandem. It also has a slide out keyboard. One of my friends has this, and it looked awesome. Great for easy text messaging or even updating your Facebook status. 

Their also is a 5-megapixel camera and a video camera too. This is also great for all your social media needs. There is also Cloud Text, Group Text and a lot of shortcuts. And more! I am not 100% phone savvy yet - but with this phone I think I could definitely learn!

I know who else in my family would love this phone too - my daughter. She has been bugging me to get her one. She wants to text her friends now. She has been using one to send about 10 or more texts a day. And she could Social Network on the phone too.

How many texts do you send in a month? And how many hrs. do you spend Social Networking on your phone? Let me know in the comments. Maybe we could all get an LG DoublePlay! I also want to let you know this phone is exclusively from T-Mobile. So check it out today!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WW - Annual Gingerbread House

Every year my daughter and I do a Gingerbread House. Usually some crying and/or screaming takes place.

This year that didn't happen (much). Maybe because my daughter is getting older or maybe because we are getting experts at it - lol. (Or maybe even because my husband helped attach them together)

 The only prob. encountered was this was supposed to come with 5 little houses - two were broken right out of the package - so we ended up with 3. We also added a few little gingerbread people.

Close up of one of the houses:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Great Holiday Deals on Android from Sprint!

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I have a great opportunity for you guys. You can now get some great deals on Android™ powered EVO 4G devices. This is fantastic news, just in time for the holidays. 

Do you think this sounds like an awesome deal? Well if you do then you should hurry up and go check it out. That is because this is for a limited time! Go to the website now and you can get the EVO or EVO Shift free. Plus you will get free activation on new lines of service! Isn't that cool?

Please do as quickly as possible though. They have a countdown on the website and when I just checked there was only 55 hrs left for this deal (will be less after I post this obviously). So this is going very quickly.

Anyone want one for the holidays? Anyone you know? Or maybe you would even like one for yourself. I would love one of these. I may have my husband look at this later and maybe have him get me one! Ha-ha!

I also want to let you know that not only will the activation be waived for new lines. But it will also be free shipping too!  So you really can't beat this deal! Go now!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Try Gravy Master This Holiday Season

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GravyMaster for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Hey guys. I've got some great info. I want to share with you all! It is about a cool product I learned about. It's called GravyMaster

Maybe you are already familiar with it? I wasn't so I found out some details about it though that I thought were interesting. I'm sure you are thinking that GravyMaster must be to make gravy, well that is true. But GravyMaster is not just for gravy.

GravyMaster can help you to Master the meal. Especially during the Holiday season it could really come in handy. Some of the other uses for it are, caramelizing veggies or other foods. And it also helps to lock in flavors  and juices. It has ingredients that can really help your holiday recipes. Try it out this holiday season!

Some ideas are that it can lock in flavors for your grilled meats or veggies. It also is great on fish. Caramelizing foods is another use. And it can be used in sauces or reducing sauces. With all these uses Gravy Master is actually not just for the holidays - it's for everyday!

I would love to make some Chicken Teriyaki using Gravy Master. Sounds yummy.


What would you like to make with GravyMaster?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WW - "Holiday Parade"

I'm really loving the "county" I moved too. Really has a small home town feeling. My daughter has been getting involved and seems to really love it too. This past Saturday she was in a Holiday Parade - with her dance school - she got to dance in the parade and really had a great time.

Here's a few pictures I took. This is the costume everyone in her dance group wore:

had a lot of antique cars, my husband loved them all:

The Grinch, he was cool:

Her Dance class:

Of course Santa being pulled by a tractor: