4/22/14

Let’s Play Video Contest: Enter to Win $20K Towards a Community Playground!‏


Check out this information about a great video contest sponsored by Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) in partnership with KaBOOM! and Good Sports. The contest, hosted by DPS and Let’s Play partner KaBOOM!, kicks off today and will grant $20,000 to five communities to build their own playgrounds!

Communities across the nation are invited to mobilize their neighborhoods and rally support to create and submit a video that shows why play matters to them and their community!

Here’s how it works!
  • Who: Your online and local community! The contest is open to everyone in the U.S.
  • What: Submit a 1 – 2 minute video through www.KaBOOM.org showcasing why play matters to you and your community.
  • When: April 21 through May 16
  • Prize: Five winners, chosen by public voters, will receive a $20,000 grant toward the purchase of playground equipment to help break ground on a new community playground!
To learn more about the contest, please visit www.KaBOOM.org.

5 Tips for Allergy Sufferers

Allergy season is upon us! Temperatures are rising and days are finally sunny, so why spend time cooped up inside just because you are an allergy sufferer? It's time to step out of your misery and into the beautiful springtime weather without the fear of dreadful allergy symptoms. Instead of missing out on some of your favorite activities, there are surprising ways to lessen the effects of the season and get out there!
  1. Prepare for the Outdoors: If you know you will be taking a trip outside, don't wait until you have your foot out the door to take your allergy relief remedy. Consuming a remedy about 2 hours before going out will help the active ingredients kick-in in time to relieve symptoms.
  2. Timing is Everything: Pollen counts are usually highest from 5 to 10 a.m. so try and move all outdoor activities to the afternoon. If you do head outdoors and plan to garden, mow the lawn or take on other allergen-stirring chores, be sure to wear a mask.
  3. Don't Throw Away Winter Relievers: Once spring cleaning comes along, many people don't think twice about throwing away cold & flu relievers used throughout the winter months. However, these remedies can come in handy during allergy season. If your allergy symptoms are lingering and your allergy meds aren't working, chances are you have a spring cold and will want those winter relievers in your cabinet. Zinc Gluconate Lozenges, like Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Lozenges, can help soothe sore throats as well as help stop a spring cold in its tracks with its formula clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold by almost half. Cold-EEZE can be taken by anyone ages 12 and up.
  4. Exercise More: Physical activity can help to relieve allergy symptoms through boosting and maintaining a healthy immune system. If you are trying to avoid the pollen outside, at-home workouts will help you get your daily dose of fitness without having to endure the pollen-filled air. To make the most of your at-home workout and burn extra calories, drink a Celsius®, Your Negative Calorie Drink™, prior to your workout to help you burn up to 100 calories, boost metabolism, reduce body fat and provide you energy for your springtime chores.
  5. Wash Your Hair: While outdoors, it's more than common to catch some pollen in your hair. Your beautiful, long locks are a magnet to any outdoor allergy triggers and can have you sneezing and sniffling all night long. If you don't take the time for a rinse, pollen will stick to anywhere your head will go - including your couch and pillow!

Austin Margarita #Recipe

Ingredients:
4 oz. Silver Tequila
2 oz Triple Sec
1 tbsp Cointreau
1 tbsp lime juice

Directions:
In a tumbler add ice, 4 oz of silver tequila, 2 oz of Triple Sec, 1 tbsp of Cointreau and 1 tbsp lime juice. Shake for 15 to 20 seconds and pour over ice into glasses. Makes 2 servings.

4/21/14

Stampin' Up! Card Kit Plus Free Shipping

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Here is a brand new card-making kit from Stampin' Up! It's called Hip Hip Hooray and it contains everything you need to create 20 amazing cards. It includes cards, envelopes, self-adhesive stickers of all kinds, rubber stamps and ink, tiny paperclip embellishments, and more. Their paper crafting materials are always of the highest quality and I've never been disappointed with my purchases.
If you've never made your own cards, don't worry because this Stampin' Up! kit comes with a fold-out pamphlet filled with ideas, directions, and examples. But feel free to be creative and create whatever your heart desires. I love their card kits because a handmade card is so much more personal and appreciated. Your kit comes in a handy zip-close bag so you can keep it handy until the occasion for a card arises.
Best of all, the Stampin' Up! Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit is just $19.95 and if you order between April 21-25, 2014, shipping is FREE on all orders! That's less than one dollar per card, and you didn't have to drive to a card store, find a parking place, read a bunch of cards to choose one, or stand in the checkout line. Look at these two cute cards I made in just minutes!
Shop today so you don't miss out on
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Vemma Renew Drink - Delicious & Healthy

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
In my quest to be healthier, one of my biggest challenges is finding delicious drinks that are convenient. At home, I drink a lot of lemon water but when I'm heading out for the day, I need something to replace the simplicity of popping open a can of soda. Vemma Renew is the perfect solution for me! Vemma Renew is a healthy, non-carbonated beverage packaged in single serve cans.
  • just 45 calories
  • 5 grams of all-natural sweeteners
  • contains 12 full-spectrum vitamins
  • contains essential plant-sourced minterals
  • contains organic glyconutrient-rich aloe vera
  • contains whole-fruit mangosteen
  • contains decaffeinated organic green tea extract
  • high in antioxidants
  • contains silica, known to help maintain healthy skin, nails, and hair
  • 14 grams of carbohydrates
  • no artificial flavors
  • no artificial colors
  • no caffeine
  • no high fructose corn syrup
  • non-GMO
In addition to all those wonderful benefits, it has a delicious, refreshing, light fruit flavor that tastes like a mango juice to me. It satisfies my sweet tooth, meets my need for convenience, and quenches my thirst in a healthy, delicious way. I absolutely love it! You should try it too!

Baskin-Robbins New Online Cake Ordering

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Now it's even easier to order your favorite ice cream cakes from Baskin-Robbins! They have just introduced their brand new Online Cake Ordering system. Just browse through their gallery of unique and delicious ice cream cakes, perfect for any occasion, and customize it with your favorite ice cream and cake flavors. There are lots to choose from, including choice of cake shape and size!
I ordered this adorable Bunny Roll Cake online for Easter and it was so easy! I logged on, selected the location nearest to my home, picked my flavors, paid online, then swung through and picked it up. I chose chocolate cake (my favorite) with mint chocolate chip ice cream (hubby's favorite). It's the cutest ice cream cake I've ever seen and it was deliciously approved by my family!
Baskin-Robbins ice cream cakes are the perfect way to incorporate cake and ice cream into any occasion. They are freshly prepared to order and available as soon as 24 hours after the order is placed. Baskin-Robbins packages them safely in special ice cream cake boxes to help you get your delightful treat to wherever the celebration is taking place.
Visit www.baskinrobbins.com/onlineordering to find the one for your next birthday celebration, graduation, bridal shower, baby shower, gathering of friends, or family event. It would be a wonderful gift on Mother's Day and Father's Day too. Every Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake I've ever ordered has been as delicious as it is darling. Order your ice cream cake today!

New Giveaway Winners Posted on Planet Weidknecht

Congratulations to all the newest winners!
  • J.Fold Roadster Men's Leather Wallet - Susan Chester
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card - Kim Reid
  • Stretched Canvas Print - Brittany Harrington, Heather Burgess
  • MixerMate Bowl - Kim Pinch
  • Colgate Optic White Prize Pack - Petite Pilates Pixie, Pamela James, Diane Cooper
  • Acrylic Single Initial Script Wall Monogram - Mihaela Day
You could win too! Enter my current giveaways HERE!

Zoe's Kitchen - Cedar Park, Texas #Austin #Dining #Travel

Disclosure: I was provided lunch at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Located in the fast-growing city of Cedar Park, Texas, Zoe's Kitchen introduces its simple, tasty, and fresh Mediterranean cuisine.
You can dine inside or on the outdoor patio under shade umbrellas. It's a wonderful atomsphere!
Their "Fresh Take" tubs to go include hummus, tuna salad, pimento cheese, fresh fruit, chicken salad, potato salad, pasta salad, egg salad, and marinated slaw.
Zoe's Kitchen offers catering and gift cards. Be sure to download the Zoe's Kitchen Mobile App for daily inspiration, goodies, and challenges.
Goodwin Clark, manager of the Cedar Park location, offers a huge smile to each customer. Who wouldn't smile with a chocolate chip cookie that big?
Their self-service drink bar features sodas and teas, but you can order wine and beer at the counter.
The bright colorful decor in the dining area is impeccably clean (as well as the restrooms). The service is fast and friendly, plus your order is brought to your table.
The food is amazing!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the Steak Kabobs with red bell pepper, onions, grilled potatoes, and roasted vegetables. Their steak is better than I've had in expensive restaurants.
My husband enjoyed the Steak Stack Grilled Sandwich with portobello, mozzarella, caramelized onions, feta spread, tomato, sourdough, and rosemary oil, plus a side of potato salad. I tasted his meal and it was incredible too.
Zoe's Kitchen menu features something for everyone, including classic sandwiches like sliced turkey breast with fresh vegetables on 7-grain bread, pita sandwiches like Greek Chicken and Mediterranean Tuna, and entrees like Spinach Roll-Ups, Veggie Pita Pizza, Shrimp Kabobs, and much more.
If your diet is vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, Zoe's Kitchen menus make it easy to find the meals for you. Plus there is a Kids Menu so your children can come along and enjoy. I highly recommend Zoe's Kitchen!
Visit www.zoeskitchen.com to see the entire menu, learn about catering, or to order today's lunch! Zoe's Kitchen in Cedar Park, Texas, is located at 905 East Whitestone Blvd., Suite H, but there are locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and many more along the eastern coast.

4/18/14

Bloggers Wanted - Mother's Day Giveaway Hop

Join us for the
Mother's Day Giveaway Hop
hosted by Planet Weidknecht
from May 1-11, 2014

By adding your blog link below, you agree to:
Post your own dedicated giveaway for this event, from May 1, 2014 at 12:01a.m. until May 11, 2014 at 11:59p.m. Giveaway may be company-sponsored or self-sponsored. Giveaway prize must be worth at least $25.00. Blogs without giveaways posted by 10:00a.m. on May 1 will be removed from the linky list. Signups close on April 29.

You aren't required to post in advance of the giveaway hop, but if you'd like to add the button to your sidebar, please link it to this post so that others may join in too.

Please also join the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group at:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/WeidknechtEvents/
Your giveaway post (on May 1) must include:
Mother's Day Giveaway Hop button
Link to the hosts Planet Weidknecht (http://www.weidknecht.com) and LeahSay's Views (http://leahsaysviews.com/)
Provided linky list of all participating bloggers
Your giveaway and contest form

HTML will be provided a few days before the hop begins, both by email and post in the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group. Questions can be directed to LisaWeidknecht@hotmail.com.

Sign Up Here:

Use ScoreBig for Ticket Savings

Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for my honest review.
I am so excited about ScoreBig.com! Their website offers discounted tickets to sporting events, Broadway shows, music concerts, live theater, and local attractions. It's so easy to use and you get to bid on your tickets! All you have to do is search for the event you want to attend, in the city where you want to attend, then bid on your tickets. You find out immediately if your bid is accepted and if it's a tad too low, they will offer you the tickets anyway at a super discounted price. You save money on every ticket, guaranteed, with ScoreBig.com.
If you're a sports fanatic, you can find great ticket prices on NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB events. You can save up to 60% when you buy tickets through their site. Once your tickets are secured, the tickets will either arrive in your mailbox, wait for you at "will call" or be emailed so you can print them out and go. The website is very user-friendly and it's a great way to get advance tickets for events especially if you're going to be traveling to another city and want to plan your activities in advance.
It's also a wonderful way to see what music concerts and family shows are coming to your local area. I love to road trip around Texas and I scored big with two tickets to visit Sea World San Antonio at a super discount! I can hardly wait to see the beautiful ocean animals, watch the shows and ride the rides. I wonder if they will let me kiss a whale!
Don't break the bank getting tickets to your next event or attraction. Visit ScoreBig.com today and get your discounted tickets the quick, easy way! Be sure to check out their Last Minute Savings and sign up for emails about upcoming events in your area. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for even more up-to-date information!