29 May 2013

Wednesday Steals & Deals

My Dear Friends,

Summertime means the kids are out of school & are at home, eating everything in sight.  Here are some coupons for snacks and breakfast goodies.  Hope they help!


28 May 2013

FREE Glasses At Firmoo!

My Dear Friends,

Many of you out there wear glasses & as you know, they're sometimes very expensive.  Well, not with Firmoo!  Firmoo just released their New Arrivals for May...and the best part is, you might be able to get them for FREE!

Spring and Summer give you a chance to show off great fashion; however, it can be frustrating when you already have a nice dress or outfit to wear but can never seem to find the right pair of accessories to go with it.

Funnily enough, wearing glasses is trendy now --- so don't be shy!  Rock your prescription lenses in very cool frames this season!

Firmoo is here to make your life easier!  With their innovative First-Pair-Free program, new customers are entitled to receive their very first pair of Firmoo glasses for free (you only pay for shipping)!  Isn't that an amazing deal?  Make sure to check out those new May arrivals!

Still not sure that eyewear can be fashionable? Then check out how some of these lovlies styled their glasses:

(The photos above came from Firmoo+.) 

Firmoo really does have glasses for every taste!  So, what are you waiting for?? Hurry to get yours as limited quantities are available!

This is a compensated post.

26 May 2013

{Giveaway} Something Special For Mom

My Dear Friends,

The month of May is a special time to celebrate Mothers. Whether you are a mom yourself or you're doing something special for your own mom, the Something Special for Mom Giveaway Event is for YOU! A great group of bloggers have come together to show you special items you might like to receive or give as gifts this month. You'll be able to enter to win these great products from May 10th-26th thanks to the Blogging Mamas Network!

Be sure to hop around to all of the participating bloggers, in the linky below this giveaway, as they have some great prizes to share with you! Make sure you also enter the Grand Prize - a $250 Gift Card to Mía Mariú! One lucky Mama is going to look so pretty with all that eco-friendly makeup!

Mia Mariu Giveaway 

My sponsors for this wonderful event are Pink Blush Maternity, Novica, Triple Studio & May Designs!  You can enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to check out all the other great giveaways below!

 According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, Fashion In The Forest, and the Something Special for Mom participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

24 May 2013

{Review} SodaStream Jet

My Dear Friends,

The wonderful people at SodaStream sent me a Jet Home Soda Machine to review.  They also graciously sent along a carbonator and a whole array of flavors to try.  I'm hooked, you guys.  No more buying soda for me.

Funnily enough, I was talking to a friend about it and I compared it to the joy I got from playing with an Easy Bake oven as a child.  I can MAKE SODA in my own home...that's awesome!

The Jet soda maker comes in a range of bi-colored machines specially created to the colored pallet of any modern kitchen. Among the Jet features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, fits extra large carbonators - optional 100 liter aluminum cylinder, minimal space usage, customized carbonation level and easy to clean drip tray.

SodaStream features nine different machines that you can buy, as well as over two hundred flavors (including caffeine free, diet, regular flavors, teas, lemonades & Kool-Aid) to mix and make your own delicious drinks!   They also carry energy drink mix & multiple sparkling water flavors!  Each bottle of soda mix makes about 12 liters of soda (about 33 cans!) for around 25 cents per 12-ounce can.

Calories Carbs Sugar Sodium Caffeine

Pepsi® 100 27g 27g 25mg 25mg
Coca-Cola® 100 27g 27g 35mg 23mg
SodaStream Cola 34 9g 9g 2mg 15mg

7-UP® 100 26g 26g 50mg 0mg
Sprite® 100 26g 26g 45mg 0mg
SodaStream Lemon Lime 36 9g 9g 25mg 0mg

You can buy different sizes of carbonators and bottles.  Carbonators are available in two sizes, to make up to 60 or 110 liters of soda or sparkling water per carbonator & can be recycled.  When empty, SodaStream takes back the cylinder to be cleaned, inspected, refilled and reused. Carbonators may be exchanged online, or at select SodaStream authorized retailers.

Bottles are specially designed, high pressure-resistant bottles for use with your machine.  The PET carbonating bottles are BPA-free and may be reused for up to 2 years.  Every SodaStream bottle and carafe comes with a fizz-preserving cap that helps to keep drinks fresh and fizzy longer than store-bought bottles.

SodaStream is environmentally friendly. 
"SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)

Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes."

The SodaStream Jet is so easy to use. 

Here's how it works:
Step 1 - Fill bottle with tap water to fill line.
Step 2 - Screw bottle into machine.
Step 3 - Press carbinator button until you hear a buzz.  Buzz three times for best flavor.
Step 4 - Unscrew bottle from machine.
Step 5 - Add capful of desired flavor and screw on lid.
Step 6 - Gently shake to mix flavor.
Step 7 - ENJOY!

SodaStream saves you so much money!  I even made a few short videos to show you how easy the process is.

Connect With SodaStream
I received the products mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  
No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, SodaStream!

23 May 2013

Thursday Steals & Deals

My Dear Friends,

We're coming up on Memorial Day Weekend!  That usually means parties or BBQ's...and I've got a TON of great coupons for you today!

Personal Care
In the Home

21 May 2013

Tuesday Steals & Deals

My Dear Friends,

Here are some great coupons to help you save money!

Pet Care
Hormel + BBQ!
Cleaning, Scrubbing + Body Care
Frozen Treats

20 May 2013

{Sponsor Spotlight} Novica

My Dear Friends,
I'd like to reintroduce you to one of my favorite companies.  Meet Novica, and online store which is a subsidiary of National Geographic. 

There are so many beautiful and fascinating products on their site that, at times, I have gotten overwhelmed in my decision making.  How is it possible to have this many beautiful items in just one place?
The website is very easy to search through.  I love using the Gift Finder.  There are so many easy ways to narrow down your search now - it makes gift finding a breeze!

Things get very specific very quickly.  Are you looking for gifts for a man or a woman?  Do you want something romantic or would you rather look at jewelry or home decor?  Is the person you're shopping for outdoorsy or do they enjoy being inside?  You can find something for everyone at Novica!
One important thing to know is that every single thing on the Novica site is handmade by artisans of various countries around the world.  Knowing that makes a gift more special, I think.
Mother's Day just passed but it's not too late to get her an amazing gift from Novica.  Father's Day is next month --- why not find something for dad, too?  You can even use code SAVE7NOVICA to get $7 off your first purchase! 

Here are a few of my favorite items:

I'm pleased to announce that Novica is one of my fantastic sponsors in the Something Special For Mom Giveaway Event -- and you can win a $40 Novica Gift Card right here!  Simply click here to head to the contest page for your chance to win!

Connect With Novica
Website - Facebook - Twitter

I was given a gift card in exchange for an honest review.  No actual money exchanged 
hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, Novica!

17 May 2013

{Sponsor Spotlight} Wantable

My Dear Friends,

Monthly boxes are all the rage and for a good reason.  Each month you get a box full of surprise goodies --- who wouldn't love that?!

There's a new box in town & it's called Wantable.  There are two different boxes to choose from; the Beauty Box or the Jewelry Box.

Let's break it down for you.

The Beauty Box costs $36/month if you're a subscriber and $40 if you aren't.  Unlike some boxes that only give you samples, Wantable only sends you FULL SIZE items, and 4-6 of them at that!  These high-quality products are curated by professional makeup artists & hair stylists and are selected just for you based on your personal style profile.  As an added bonus, they give you application advice along with the product!  Did I mention that they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee plus have free shipping & free returns!

This is what was in my Beauty Box.
I checked the prices on these items online, and my total box value was $104!  That's incredible!

The Jewelry Box is also $36/month for subscribers & $40 otherwise.  Based on your style profile questionnaire, you will receive 4-6 items as well.  These items can be earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings or watches.  You can decide when taking the profile quiz, what items you'd like to receive.  If you don't like rings - no problem!  Wantable will never send you anything that you haven't marked "like" or "love".  As with the Beauty Box, there is free shipping, free returns & a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

This is what was in my Jewelry Box.
I think, for the most part, they did a great job picking out things that were my style.  The mint necklace & leaf bracelet are my absolute faves.

These quizzes are so in-depth that, when you get your box, you'd think the people who curated it had known you all your life!

Connect With Wantable
Site - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - Instagram - YouTube - Google+

I was given a Jewelry Box & a Beauty Box in exchange for an honest review.  No money 
exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, Wantable!

13 May 2013

Giveaway Winners

My Dear Friends,

I'm so sorry it too this long to announce the winners of these giveaways, but I've been overwhelmed with work and life lately and I'm struggling to keep up.  I do apologize for not announcing sooner. 

The winners are:


A huge thank you to everyone that entered these giveaways.  Make sure to follow the blog, as there are giveaways every month.  Sometimes two! 

The Fairy Hobmother Is Here!

My Dear Friends,

I've read about the Fairy Hobmother through various blogs and always thought what he did was a wonderful act of kindness.  A gift from a stranger, just because they wanted to make your day.  How wonderful is that?  Well, I was just sitting here on this Monday morning, checking my email & there it was --- an email from the blogworld famous Fairy Hobmother!

If this isn't the best start to a Monday, I don't know what is!  Here's a little back story for those who are unfamiliar with the Fairy Hobmother.  He flies around the blogosphere, visiting bloggers and their websites to grant them with surprise.  Just because.

Other than the wonderful surprises he leaves for bloggers, he also has a day job at Appliances Online, which sells washers, dryers, ovens, fridges & much more.

Maybe you're thinking what a strange name the "Fairy Hobmother" has?  I was curious as well, so I looked it up and a hob has two meanings:

hob n
  1. {Cookery} the flat top part of a cooking stove, or a separate flat surface, containing hotplates or burners
  2. {Folklore} fairies that are somewhat mischievous

Very cool, huh?  Would you like the Fairy Hobmother to visit you as well? 

Very cool, huh?  Would you like the Fairy Hobmother to visit you?

All you have to do is leave a comment below. 

He reads them, you know, and he might just come visit you!

10 May 2013

Friday Steals & Deals

My Dear Friends,

The coupons keep on coming!  I've got a lot of really good ones to share with you so lets get started!

Multimedia Products + Magazines + Batteries Diapers, Diapers, Diapers + Baby Products Coffee + Beverage + Drinks + Juice Snacks + Candy Cereal + Breakfast Stuff PET CARE Condiment + Sauce + Dressings GLADE + Air Fresheners Hair + Eyes + Ears + Nose + Teeth + BEAUTY & Body Products (VERY POPULAR) Health & Wellness (Vitamins + Personal Care Products) Cleaning + Scrubbing + Detergents Food Stuffs + Soup Misc

09 May 2013

Thursday Steals & Deals

My Dear Friends,

I tend to go grocery shopping on the weekends, so if you're like me, you have a list ready to go when the time comes.  Here are some coupons that will help you in your shopping endeavors!

Breakfast Goodies
Condiments Anyone? Soups For You!
Meat - Something to go with your ketchup? GLADE! - mmm... smells great! Misc - Necessary Stuff... Here's the graphic--to capture your attention (and imagination)! I know, I go through many, many batteries over the summer months... Why not encourage your readers to stock up?