10/24/14

Win a Cricut Explore Design-And-Cut System

You've seen the projects. 
You've dreamed of owning one. 
Now you can win one!

Read my review of the fabulous Cricut Explore HERE and check out all the projects you could be making HERE. Then enter below to win your own Cricut Explore!
Can't wait to win? Buy the Cricut Explore HERE.

ENTER BELOW!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents 18 and up. Giveaway ends on 11/23/2014. Good luck!

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Win a Year's Supply of SOS Pads

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
There are just some products that are always in my house. SOS Pads is one of those products. My mom used to buy them and after years of washing her pots and pans with SOS Pads, it was only natural that I would buy them too. These soapy steel wool pads have been the nation's top-selling soap pad for nearly 100 years. Nothing works as well as an SOS Pad for stuck-on, baked-on, and left-on food and grease.
I really love the way they shine up my stainless steel pots and pans. They aren't just for pots and pans though. They also work great on nasty charred barbecue grill grates, gooey s'mores skewers, golf clubs, muddy cleats and just about anything else. I even clean my oven and stovetop with SOS Pads. If you're not using them, you are working too hard! They cut through the worst messes with ease.
Learn more about what SOS Pads can do to make your life sparkle at www.sosclorox.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too. Be sure to enter below to win a Year's Supply (twelve 10-count boxes) of SOS Pads!

Enter to win a Year's Supply of SOS Pads!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 11/10/2014. Good luck!

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Healthy Lunchbox Alternatives

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years! As we encourage children to find a balance between healthy eating and physical activity, offer your kids some of these products as delicious alternatives to everyday snacks and lunchbox go-tos!
You might think that drinks labeled "fruit juice" are a great option for your child but the truth is, some boxed juices can have upwards of 15 grams of sugar per serving, almost the same amount as a can of soda! Instead, try a 100% natural, low sugar option like Coco Joy Kids. The new, naturally fruit-flavored pure coconut water for kids contains no added sugar or preservatives and is only 30 calories.
Studies show that people who eat whole grains regularly have a lower risk of obesity, so sneak in those added benefits through a delicious snack like Lance Whole Grain Cracker Sandwiches. Available in 3 great varieties including Cheddar Cheese, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Peanut Butter, Lance Whole Grains contain no trans fat, and offer a whopping 11 grams of whole grain per serving!
Instead of fueling your child with sugary, high-calorie sodas, offer them a Sparkling ICE! The naturally flavored slightly sparkling water is zero calories, gluten-free, sugar-free and contains fruit juice, vitamins and healthy antioxidants.
If your child has a sweet tooth but you're weary of giving them a bag full of high-sugar, artificially flavored gummy snacks, go for Welch's Fruit Snacks! The convenient 80-calorie pouches of Welch's Fruit Snacks provides 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C and are gluten-free, preservative free and even come in a reduced sugar variety.
These delicious snacks and drinks are a great way to provide your child with healthy lunchbox alternatives and snacks. Grown-ups will love them too! The new PB&J Snacks from Welch's are my current obsession...mmmm.

10/23/14

Giveaway! Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Kit #HoppinHalloween

 Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Welcome to the 
Hoppin' Halloween Giveaway Hop
Hosted by MamaNYC
From October 24-31, you can hop to each of the blogs listed below
and enter to win fabulous prizes worth at least $25. 

My prize is a Skin Care Travel Kit
Value $39.95
Don't get spooked when you look in the mirror! There are no tricks when you treat your skin to organic, natural, wild-crafted Annmarie Gianni Skin Care! This linen drawstring travel bag comes filled with Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser, Ayurvedic Facial Scrub, Neroli Toning Mist, and Herbal Facial Oil. Find out more about this travel kit HERE. You're going to love the way your skin looks and feels. I love what it does for my skin!
Enter to win!
To enter for the Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Kit, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be a US resident at least 18 years old. Only one entry is required to enter, bonus entries will increase your chance to win. Giveaway ends at midnight on 10-31-2014. Good luck!

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DIY Spooktacular Halloween Decor QVC Challenge

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Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just adding some spooky decor to your home for Halloween, you can find eerie elements for your design at QVC. Check out this 10" illuminated Jack-O-Lantern from Bethlehem Lights that came from QVC's holiday shop!
This Jack-O-Lantern is lined with a layer of glitter, which reflects the built-in lighting, making it glow with a very menacing look. The lighting is in the lid, operates with 3 AAA batteries, and can even be set on a timer. I love that there is no dangerous flame!
Best of all, I can use it year after year! I decided to use my Jack-O-Lantern to create a spooky scarecrow to help me pass out candy to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters that come to my house on Halloween this year.
I raided my husband's closet and decided his flannel shirt was the perfect belly. I tucked two throw pillows inside the shirt and buttoned it closed. I stuffed some tshirts down the pants legs of his old jeans and tucked the legs into a pair of his boots.
I set up the clothing on the front porch bench, added a pair of gloves for hands, and placed my Jack-O-Lantern on top of the scarecrow's shoulders. Of course I named him Jack! I surrounded Jack with some smaller pumpkins and a scarecrow to complete the Halloween look.
I turned on the light inside of the Jack-O-Lantern and waited for dusk. As the evening grew darker, I was so excited to see how creepy he looked sitting on the front porch. Halloween is certainly the season for scaring and Jack is ready for that!
Would YOU help yourself to more than one piece of candy if this face was glaring at you? I think I'll crack open a the front window on Halloween and play some spooky music towards the front porch too. This year is going to be super spooky for the kids!
Visit www.QVC.com today and order your home decor for Halloween and for all your holiday decorations. You can sign up to get QVC emails, including special offers and upcoming events. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more great DIY Halloween decor ideas!

10/22/14

Cheeseburger Mac-O-Lantern #Halloween #Recipe plus a Wilton Armetale Giveaway

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
There are many recipes for sweet things on Halloween, but don't forget that you still have to cook dinner before trick-or-treating begins! My Cheeseburger Mac-O-Lantern recipe can be prepared ahead of time if you prepare it in a Wilton Armetale Viceroy Oval Bowl, which can go from freezer to oven to table.
This bowl is even grill safe because it's made from an aluminum-based alloy. Designed by renowned artist Juan Vela, the Viceroy collection is vintage chic with soft sculptural scroll elements cast in highly polished Armetale metal and is at home in casual to formal settings and can be used every day. I found it easy to use, very lightweight, and easy to handwash (even with baked-on cheese).
Your kids will want to get started on their candy hunt, but this delicious happy-faced dinner will get some good food into their bellies. They'll be thrilled to sit down to eat before trick-or-treating! Ready to make Cheeseburger Mac-O-Lantern? Let's get started!

Cheeseburger Mac-O-Lantern Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
2 cans Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup
(you can use 2 cans Cheddar Cheese Soup if your kids prefer non-spicy)
1 small can sliced black olives
8 oz big macaroni noodles
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a saucepan, prepare noodles according to package. At the same time, brown ground beef in a skillet and drain. Pour prepared noodles into a bowl and mix with one can of cheese soup. Pour browned ground beef in another bowl and mix with other can of cheese soup. Pour half of the cheesy beef into the bowl with the cheesy noodles and gently combine. Save aside 2 of the sliced olives for the eyes, then pour the rest of the olives into the cheesy beef mixture and gently combine. Pour the cheesy beef mixture into your baking bowl, then top with the shredded cheese. Shape the remaining cheesy beef into a happy jack-o-lantern face on top of the shredded cheese, placing the olives on the eyes. (If you're preparing ahead of time, cover and place in freezer). Place bowl, uncovered, into oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. (If frozen, cook at least 45 minutes). Enjoy your Halloween dinner! Serves 4.

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Enter to win!
Enter below to win a Wilton Armetale Collection, valued at $257.25. This prize package includes: Medium Bowl, Pitcher, Cracker Tray, and Handle Tray. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends November 8, 2014.

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One-Pan Taco Pasta #Recipe

One-Pan Taco Pasta

This is a delicious, fast dinner that only requires one pan - your favorite skillet with a lid!

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
4 cups water
1 pkg McCormick's taco seasoning
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed
8 oz egg noodles

Directions:
In large skillet, brown ground beef, then drain and return to skillet. Add 4 cups water and 1 pkg taco seasoning. Stir well. Add 1 can black beans and 1 can yellow corn, stir again. Then stir in 8oz egg noodles. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

If desired, top with shredded cheese and/or sour cream. Serves 5.

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10/21/14

LEAF Vodka - Organic, Unique, Delicious

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
LEAF Vodka features two delicious varieties - one sourced from Alaskan Glacial waters and one sourced from Rocky Mountain mineral spring waters. Each one has a very distinct taste, since vodka is actually 60% water. The Alaskan Glacial has a pure, smooth taste, with a hint of sweetness and the Rocky Mountain has a rich, warm, savory taste. They are both delicious in different ways. My favorite way to enjoy vodka is in a fruit juice drink and the LEAF Vodka varieties are the perfect complement!
To make Alaskan Lemonade, pour 10oz of lemonade and 2oz of LEAF Vodka Alaskan Glacier into a shaker with ice, shake, then strain over ice in a glass. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge, or one of each. The cool taste of Alaskan glacier water makes this lemonade cocktail intensely refreshing!
To make Rocky Mountain Cherry Limeade, pour 10oz of Cherry Limeaid and 2oz LEAF Vodka Rocky Mountain into a shaker of ice, shake, then strain over ice in a glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime and a maraschino cherry. I love the rich taste of this cocktail!
Find out more about LEAF Vodka at www.leafvodka.com and get even more great cocktail recipes on their site. Please drink responsibly.

Level Life Foods - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Level Foods is a modern diabetes management company that creates delicious foods to keep you living a healthy life. Their program can help you start losing weight in the first two weeks and gain control of your blood sugar.
The Level bars, shakes, and gels provide a delicious, convenient way to fight hunger and support healthy blood sugar. I received a variety of their products and I'm totally hooked on their gooey Caramel Chocolately Peanut bars and creamy Strawberry Creme shakes!
The Level shakes are clinically shown to have a lower impact on blood sugar than other leading brands. As someone who has seen the effects of diabetes on friends and family, I can attest to how important it is to keep blood sugar at a level rate.
Keeping healthy choices on hand can often be a challenge, especially when you're on the go, but these Level Life foods are super portable. It's a great way to be prepared whenever you feel an imbalance in your blood sugar.
Check out the FREE Level Life Food Program HERE. They can make it easy to take back control of your health. Their website offers hundreds of diabetes-friendly recipes to help you lose weight and level blood sugars.
Visit www.levelfoods.com to find out more about their delicious foods. You can also follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter for more great recipe ideas. Use this special coupon code below to save 25% on your order:
Enter to win Level Life Bars and Shakes!
One winner will win a premier bundle of Level Bars and Shakes, valued at $60. You don't have to be a diabetic to enjoy the delicious taste and healthy benefits of these products. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be a US resident ages 18 and older. Only one entry is mandatory to enter, but bonus entries increase your chance to win! Giveaway ends on October 31, 2014. Good luck!

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Reboot Your Life - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Life can be overwhelming at times and often we get stuck in a rut. If you've ever felt this way, you know it can feel like there is no way out of it. I've just finished reading Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life. In it are over 100 stories about finding happiness. These inspirational stories will help readers to discover new motivation to follow their heart to the things that really matter. Filled with tips and techniques, Reboot Your Life can help you find your purpose, overcome adversity, and follow your dreams. This book is a great tool for adjusting your life attitude and creating a better life for yourself. As an empty-nester, I often feel a bit lost as my children learn to navigate their own lives in other cities, and Reboot Your Life has given me a whole new perspective on redirecting and rebooting my new way of life. I really enjoyed this book and will probably read it several more times! You can purchase Reboot Your Life at www.chickensoup.com. Their many books make fabulous gifts!

Enter to win Reboot Your Life!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be a US resident ages 18 and up. Only one entry is required to enter, but bonus entries increase your chance to win. Giveaway ends on 10/31/2014. Good luck!

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Fresher Home with Air Wick Wax Melts

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Air Wick is already a trusted name in my house. I just discovered they make wax melts and I'm so happy because using a wax warmer is one of my favorite ways to freshen my home. I received two of their National Park Limited Edition Scents - Shenandoah and Isle Royale. I really love these wonderful autumn scents!
Air Wick Wax Melts come in a bar shape, making them easier to separate than the ones that come in cube shapes. Each one freshens my home for around two days. I keep a wax warmer on my kitchen counter all the time and just drop a new melt in when the scent begins to fade. I've found using a wax warmer is safer because there's no candle flame to supervise (which is best if you have children).
Find out more about Air Wick Wax Melts at www.airwick.com and check out all the available National Park scents. You can purchase them at many national retailers. It's a great way to keep your home smelling fresh!