7/25/14

5 Reasons MyRegistry.com Is the Number One Destination for Baby Registries

Are you expecting a baby? It's such a wonderful time in life and there are so many fabulous baby products to add to your wish list! Expectant moms and dads can now get everything on their wish lists for their newborn from just one universal baby registry. MyRegistry.com is the premiere destination for universal gift registry services! They offers moms and dads the flexibility to choose items like cribs and strollers from any store in the entire world, including the local mom and pop shops that don't have a website or the national chain superstores that have everything online.
Here are the top five reasons why MyRegistry.com is the number one source for baby registries:

1. You can SYNC YOUR REGISTRIES
MyRegistry.com allows you to sync with other registries like Giggle, The Land of Nod, diapers.com, Amazon, and Target. You can keep all of them organized onto one universal gift list. While you're busy with doctor visits and setting up the nursery, the synced registries are automatically updated each time you login to your baby registry or when somebody visits. Your friends and family will only need to go to one place to buy your baby’s present.

2. They offer a CASH GIFT FUND
When you'd really rather get cash to buy what you need for the baby or to save for baby's future, you can tastefully register for cash gifts with MyRegistry.com. This groundbreaking, patent pending service allows moms and dads to customize their cash funds for any use. The Cash Gift Fund lets the purchaser give money towards the baby’s college fund, building a nursery, stocking up on diapers, or other essentials.

3. You can GET INSPIRATION FROM OTHER EXPECTING PARENTS
MyRegistry.com features pages of gifts chosen by other registrants in real time. You can get inspiration from the gifts added by experienced moms and dads. What a great way to discover items to add to your registry that you may never have considered! MyRegistry.com also has inspiration boards with hundreds of ideas for items that can easily be added to the registry.

4. You get TOOLS TO ANNOUNCE AND SHARE YOUR REGISTRY
You can send out beautiful eCards right from the site to announce your registry, plus you can enable friends to send eCards on your behalf. MyRegistry.com also allows you to customize your registry's URL to share your gift list to all your social networks. You can also download and print beautiful registry announcements to add to your shower invitation!

5. You can ADD ITEMS FROM STORES WITHOUT WEBSITES
While you're browsing in a brick and mortar store, you can simply scan any product’s universal barcode and add the items to your gift list with a Smartphone. The item will instantly appear on your gift registry with the photo and description. In addition, you can add items from stores with a photo, description, and notes on where to purchase the item.
After your precious bundle of joy is born, you can keep your gift registry active for your child's birthdays, holidays, and any other occasion that calls for a thoughtful gift. Did I mention that setting up the gift registry at MyRegistry.com is FREE? Along with offering services to individuals, organizations and nonprofits can also use MyRegistry.com as a valuable fundraising tool and a convenient resource for requesting supplies and other items for donation. Get started today at MyRegistry.com!

*Collaboration with MyRegistry.com.

Five More Exclusive #UnderTheDome Photos #DomeAmbassadors Week 5

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Don't miss Week 5 of Season 2 of Under The Dome! 
Mondays on CBS at 10/9c.
Here are exclusive photos of next week's episode:




August Rush - Lakeway Resort and Spa #travel

With summer days dwindling down to a precious few, now is the time to cherish family gatherings, girls’ getaways and last minute vacations! Create your exceptional memories and save with the AUGUST RUSH room rate offer, SAN SABA SPA specials and THE KID ZONE. Summer won’t be here for much longer so rush into LAKEWAY RESORT AND SPA today.

Lakeway Resort and Spa’s AUGUST RUSH rate offer is the best end of the summer deal! RATES STARTING AT $99* (per night, Sun - Thurs) AND $189* (per night, Fri, Sat). Stay August 3 - 28, 2014. Terms and conditions apply.

*Terms and Conditions: FOR STAYS AUGUST 3 – 28, 2014. Friday & Saturday nights require a 2-night minimum stay. Not available holiday weekends. Full prepayment at time of booking. Non-refundable deposit in the event of cancellation, no show, and early departures. No other discounts apply. Rates quoted are per room, per night, double occupancy & do not include taxes or US$20 daily resort fee. Promotion cannot be combined with any specials, limited time offers, and packages. Not valid for meeting and group bookings. Not valid on condo reservations.
Revitalize your skin and get Back to School ready at SAN SABA SPA:

CLEANSE AND BUFF - $180
Buff away old skin with Renewing Mango Scrub and renew your skin’s healthy glow with Detoxifying Moor Mud Wrap

RESTFUL REVITALIZATION - $130
Revitalize your look with our replenishing facial and show off your eyes with an eyelash and eyebrow tint

ROCKIN’ RELAXATION - $110
For this month only, enjoy our popular Colorado River Rock Massage for 50 heavenly minutes

BACK TO SCHOOL -
Haircuts 10% off
Mani/Pedi Services 10% off
An automatic 21% service fee will be added to all spa specials. 

To reserve your treatment at San Saba Spa, call 512-261-7350.
For family fun, the new Kid Zone offers new bounce houses with obstacle course and dual slides and a variety of activities to keep the kids busy. The Kid Zone is an indoor recreational area with a supervised, fun staff that will gladly take care of the kids for a few hours.

Caboodles Nail Valet - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Caboodles has been around so long that I remember buying my first one when I was in high school. They have the best (and cutest) organizational products. It's a brand I know and trust. Check out this adorable new Nail Valet from Caboodles! With a shiny turquoise zippered lid and black/white polka dots design, it's a sure winner for girls and women of all ages.
The Nail Valet is so roomy! It measures 9.75” x 7.13” x 7.875” and has a carrying handle on top. The lid props open to reveal a mirror, elastic nail tool holder, and a big divided tray.
The divided tray lifts out and I discovered that if you flip it over and set it back inside the Nail Valet, it provides the perfect little table for me to set my hand while giving myself a manicure.
Caboodles is all about organized storage and the divided tray provides enough room for me to store a full sized bottle of nail polish remover. It's also perfect for storing lotions, creams, cotton balls and swabs.
Under the divided tray sits a 24-space divider for nail polish storage. When it's full of nail polishes, the divided tray sits a little higher, but Caboodles made the lid on their Nail Valet inverted and raised so it will still zip closed even when it's full.
The Nail Valet is very well-constructed and sturdy. It's a wonderful gift for a young lady entering high school, the new graduate heading off to college, or for your best friend who has way too many nail polishes. Don't forget to get yourself one!
The nail polish divider also comes out so if you're the gal with fifty bottles of nail polish, you can just pile them all in the bottom. In looking at the Caboodles website, I learned the Nail Valet also comes in a pink chevron exterior design and a zebra stripe exterior design. Which one would you like?
Get organized today! Visit www.caboodles.com to check out the new Nail Valet and all their other fabulous products. You can buy the Nail Valet at Target for around $35.
Twitter: @RealCaboodles

Rug Pad USA - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
I was so excited to finally have wood floors but I wasn't prepared for my dog to be sliding around the entire house. Since he's 13 years old, we laid down several area rugs throughout the house to keep him from getting injured and to provide him some comfort. Unfortunately, the area rugs also slipped around the wood floors.
My solution was to simply place heavy furniture over the edges of the area rugs. It helped some but now when they slip around, the furniture goes with the rugs. It's an ugly cycle and it's so sad to see my old dog struggling to get up off the floor. I can't even imagine having young children running across them!
Rug Pad USA reached out to me to review one of their rug pads and sent me one of their Premium-Lock pads to try out. Upon opening the package, I was immediately impressed with the quality. I've seen some rug pads in stores that look like rubberized mesh, but this rug pad is very compactly manufactured with a high quality felt and natural rubber that won't fall apart.
This rug pad is made for hardwood floors, laminate flooring (like mine), polyurethane finishes (water and oil based), high heat and humidity climates (like here in Texas), all types of tile, marble, heated, stone and concrete. That pretty much covers every kind of floor! And here's a bonus - there are no glues or chemicals in their rug pads.
All I had to do was unroll it and place my area rug on top of it. Rug Pad USA will customize a rug pad to any size or shape that you need. They have a huge variety of different kinds of pads and this one starts at a very affordable $20.95. That's a small price to pay for safety!
Once I rolled out the pad and placed the area rug on top of it, I tried several times to slide it by running across the floor and landing on it sideways (sorry, no video of my graceful wipeout when it stopped me short.) It didn't move at all. Now my area rug stays exactly where I want it.
What I wasn't prepared for was how incredibly comfortable my feet would be when standing on the area rug with the rug pad underneath. It is so cushiony now and I can't believe I've gone this long without a rug pad. I am beyond happy with my new rug pad. And my dog Buddy is obviously content too!
Visit www.rugpadusa.com for rubber rug pads, felt rug pads, rubber and felt rug pads, eco-friendly rug pads, non-slip rug pads, and memory foam rug pads. Rug Pad USA offers warranties on their products and helps minimize landfill waste by using recycled felt fibers. Plus they are made in the USA and orders ship FREE!

7/24/14

Have You Met Betty? #KitchenAid

I have been entering sweepstakes since 2007 and I have won some fabulous prizes, including all expenses-paid trips, clothes, electronics, housewares, gift cards, and much more. One thing that has always eluded me was something I really, really, really wanted...a KitchenAid Mixer. I've entered every sweepstakes and giveaway I could find to win one. After seven years of entering sweepstakes, I finally won one. But I didn't win just any old KitchenAid Mixer. I won a one-of-a-kind custom-painted KitchenAid Mixer!!! I actually won it by writing this blog post which entered me into the giveaway. I was so excited to win that I was screaming while jumping up and down. My mixer arrived today and I am so in love with it! I can't wait to make something with it. Now I can throw away that old, splintery wooden spoon and the cheap plastic mixing bowl. I have named her Betty and she will come in very handy as I prepare more delicious new recipes to share with you.



 

7/23/14

Getting Back Space in Your Garage

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Not everyone has a lot of room in their garage for storage. If you have a car or two, you will use up a lot of room for your vehicles. On top of that, you may have to keep your lawn mower, child's sporting equipment and other large objects in the garage. Where can you find the storage space that you need for your tools?

Build an Overhead Rack

An overhead rack enables you to make use of space that may not be otherwise used to its full potential. All you need is enough space to install the rack and you have the perfect spot for the things that you will need to make minor repairs or do other work around the house.

What Kind of Tools Can You Put on Your Rack?

You can put almost any type of tool that you can think of on your rack. Tools that are small such as wrenches and screwdrivers can be put aside your power tools and larger tools such as a chainsaw. You may be able to add hooks that allow you to hang your leaf blower or lawn trimmer in the same spot where your other tools are stored. This enables you to save space while still being able to stay organized regardless of what you have.

What Might You Need Quick Access to Tools For?

There are a large number of projects that you may need your tools for. For example, you might need a wrench to get the bolts off of a dead car battery or a saw to cut a piece of wood to put up in the living room that will become your wife's spice rack. A screwdriver and nails can be helpful if you are putting together a bike for your kid on Christmas Eve that is being put together in the garage because you want it to be a surprise for the child.

If you want more information about why a garage rack would be perfect for those who need more space or want to become better organized, you can read more online or go to a local hardware or home improvement store to get the information that you need.

Giveaway Linkup! Wednesday Wealth (July 23-29)


Win a Febreze Gift Pack and $60 AmEx Gift Card #Noseblind

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. 
I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.
Movie nights are so much fun with friends and I want my house to smell clean when we have guests over. Febreze sent me a Gift Pack of their Meadows and Rain Febreze products so I could test my friends noses to see if they are Noseblind. First, they took the online surveys about the odors in my house. We made popcorn and the entire house smelled like it! We watched a chick flick that my husband wanted nothing to do with. After a while, we didn't really notice the smell anymore especially after we demolished the bowl of popcorn, but it lingered faintly and we could smell it when we thought about it. My friends took another odor survey before using the products.
After the movie, I broke out the Febreze gift pack and within minutes we could smell nothing but a fresh, clean smell. The Meadows and Rain scent is wonderful! My friends were impressed and happily filled out one more survey about how Febreze completely eliminates odors instead of just covering them up. What smells linger in your house? Food, kids, pets, smelly socks, and the garbage can? In my house, it's mostly food odors, but Febreze is helping me (and my guests) from going Noseblind to the smells.
Enter to win!
Now YOU have a chance to win a Febreze Gift Pack just like mine, plus a $60 AmEx Gift Card! To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Only one entry is required to enter, but the more entries you complete, the better your chance to win. Giveaway ends on August 3, 2014. Good luck!
Enter my other giveaways HERE.

Terro Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Who loves ants in their yard? Me neither! Every time it rains here, the ant piles show up all over our yard. The worst is the one that keeps showing up right by our back patio. We have tried lots of different ant killers but these Terro Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes are the only ones that have worked consistently this year.

They are so easy to use! Just stick one into the ground, break off the tab, let the ants eat themselves silly and die! It works on all kinds of sweet-eating ants, including argentine, ghost, little black, acrobat, pavement, odorous house, crazy and cornfield ants. Plus the see-through window lets me see when the bait is getting low so I can stick another one in the ground. These stakes have made a huge difference in my yard this year.

Ready to get rid of your ants? Order yours at www.terro.com and enter to win a package of Terro Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes below!
Win Terro Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Only one entry is mandatory to enter, but additional entries will increase your chance to win. Giveaway ends on August 8, 2014. Good luck!
Enter my other giveaways HERE.

7/22/14

Zucchini Bread #Recipe {and recipe linkup}

Welcome to the LeahSay’s Views
and Planet Weidknecht Recipe Link Up!

~ My recipe this week is Zucchini Bread ~
This is my first attempt ever at making Zucchini Bread and it turned out fabulous! I found a recipe online and tweaked it a bit to make it my own. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 1/3 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 c fresh grated zucchini
1 stick melted butter
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 c flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat 2 eggs. Add sugar and vanilla, then stir. Add zucchini and melted butter, stir again. Add baking soda and salt, stir again. Add flour, stir again. Add cinnamon and nutmeg, stir again. (If you'd like to add some fruit, fold it in now.) Spray 2 bread baking pans with cooking spray and split the batter between the two pans. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove bread from pans. Slice and enjoy warm or allow to cool completely to wrap in foil and store.

Print this recipe HERE.
See my other recipes HERE.
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7/21/14

Bloggers Wanted: Back to School Giveaway Hop Event

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Join us for the Back to School Pre-K - College Event
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August 1 - 17, 2014

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