Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Tiny Prints! Celebrate with a SALE!

There has literally never been a better time to order from Tiny Prints

If you're not familiar with their top-notch, classy stationery, you should be. Whether you need birth announcements, graduation party or baby shower invitations, photo iPad cases or notebooks, and any of your personalized stationery needs, Tiny Prints has it all. 

All of their products are customized to your needs. You choose the photos and text to add to their awesome designs and impress the recipients. 

Oh and the part about there never being a better time? That's because their birthday is this week and from now through March 4, they are giving you the gift of 30% off everything. That's their best deal of the year. 

Visit them now and choose from any of their products and when you check out, use the promo code BDAY10 to save 30%.

Happy Shopping!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stay Active with Sol Republic Headphones! #VZWBUZZ

I recently had the opportunity to review an awesome set of Sol Republic Headphones as part of the Verizon South Blogger Program. 

I was super excited to be able to try out a pair of Sol Republic Headphones! I'm very active at work and I like to be able to have a good set of earbuds that won't fall out of my ears so I can enjoy my music AND not miss a phone call! Sol Republic offers just that. RELAYS is the first crossover headphone with patent-pending FreeFlex™ Technology so they won't fall out. 

The sound quality of Sol Republic headphones are by far the best I have heard in a long time! After a stressful day at work I can pop in my earbuds and take my daily walk. They block out all of the other noise and allow me to only hear my music which is definitely a huge stress reliever. 

The bass from the headphone is just perfect. Not ear busting and no crackling or popping sounds. The biggest perk, I can easily block out my husband now! I made it a point to let him "borrow" them for about 5 minutes so he knew the sound quality. During that 5 minutes I did a lot of yelling at him to try and get his attention to no avail. So now, when I'm jamming out to my favorite music and he starts talking, he knows that I'm "out of commission". SCORE! 

Sol Republic headphones are sweat and water resistant and very lightweight. They come with a convenient carrying case making them easy to drop into my purse and not worry about them getting broken. They have 4 different ear tip sizes and are marked with an "L" and "R" for those of you like me who would put them in backwards otherwise. They have a clip on them as well which is great to clip on to your clothing to keep from misplacing them. It would be more than heart breaking to me if I were to lose or misplace my Sol Republics! However, the clip is removable for those of you that would rather do without it. 

Another favorite "perk" of the Sol Republic headphones is that they have a remote! Built in to the wiring! So if there is a certain song I don't want to hear at that time, I simply click the remote twice and it will fast forward to the next song. Wanna replay the last song? Simply click the remote three times back and voila! Overall, I am completely satisfied with my Sol Republics and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great quality earbud. 

Buy Them! You can purchase these awesome headphones directly from their site for only $79.99! 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sale! Hi Pile Cheetah Print Oversized Fleece Throw

Only $13.49! Was $19.99

Sign up for a Shop Your Way Rewards Card to possibly get FREE points! Then click HERE to snag this awesome deal.

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Sale! Tioneer Sterling Silver Infinity Ring

Only $14.99! (Was $59.99)

Be sure to sign up for a Shop Your Way Rewards Card for your chance to get free points to make this an even sweeter deal! Then, Click HERE to purchase!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5... It's Coming!

Samsung Galaxy S5... It's Coming!
What do spring and the Samsung Galaxy S5 have in common? Both are eagerly anticipated, will arrive to an excited audience, and both are rumored to be just around the corner.

The average American family--where “average” means there are at least three devices--are sitting on somewhere between $500 and $1000 worth of unused devices. That’s a lot of cash, and most families don’t even know it’s there!Gazelle offers a fast and easy way for consumers to get cash for their used electronics like iPhones, iPads, Macbooks Samsung Galaxy devices, tablets and other smartphones. More than 600,000 consumers have used Gazelle to sell over one million gadgets. Plus, because you are a valued reader of this site, if you click through to Gazelle you will earn an extra $10 on any one item with a trade in value of $25 or more!Visit Gazelle today, and see what your device is worth

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Build-A-Bear Workshop!

It's no secret that my daughter is a big fan of Build-A-Bear Workshop. We have worked with them several times in the past and was ecstatic to get the chance to work with them again for Valentine's Day this year! 

We received the Hello Kitty Build-A-Bear this year. She is dressed in a Pink Hearts Dress, White Sequin Flats, and a Hello Kitty Sequin Purse. You can also add a message that YOU record to make a one in a million gift for only $8! Build-A-Bear Workshop has something for everyone anytime of year! They have many other bears to choose from this year including these adorable little guys below. 

Sparkly Hearts Tons of Love Elephant and Big Hearts Bear.

Build-A-Bear Workshops has so many different bears that your child can build including their Girl Scouts Collection. Looking to plan a party with Build-A-Bear? You can book your party online! Each guest gets their very own furry friend! Build-A-Bear makes the perfect gift for the bear lover in your life so be sure to check out all of their amazing products! We are, as always. extremely pleased with Build-A-Bear Workshop and their products and look forward to any opportunity to work with them!

Connect with Build-A-Bear Workshop!

You can also Download their iPhone app

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Van's Natural Foods Review

Thank You to Van's Natural Foods for providing me with their product free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

I received a very generous package from Van's that included their Nacho, Nacho, Man Multi-grain chips, Mighty Good BBQ Multi-Grain Chips, PB&J Blueberry and Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars and PB&J Strawberry and Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars, ALL Gluten Free to base my review. The package also came with a cute little glass plate and several free product coupons to try out their other products. 

     Van’s Multigrain Chips (MSRP: $3.29-$3.49) in Nacho, Nacho, Man! and Mighty Good BBQ! are loaded with 18 grams of whole grains and just 130 calories per serving. Made with gluten-free oats, brown rice, millet, quinoa and amaranth, Van’s Multigrain Chips are crispy, crunchy and bursting with flavor. These guilt-free treats keep it real, containing no high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils or GMO oils, and they’re great for dipping or enjoying right out of the bag. 15 chips/130 calories.
· Van’s PB&J Sandwich Bars (MSRP: $3.99 - $4.49), a delicious, classic blend of real peanut butter and fruit jelly, sandwiched between two whole grain, gluten-free bars. This sweet, chewy delight, available in Blueberry and Strawberry, is perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast, lunchtime treat, snack or dessert featuring 10 grams of whole grains. 1bar/160 calories.
· Van’s Love Your Heart Waffles (MSRP: $3.49). These Non-GMO Project-certified waffles feature 1 gram of heart-healthy soluble fiber, 34 grams of whole grains and is made from a mix of whole grains including whole wheat, barley, oats and more. Warm, yummy and deliciously heart healthy—talk about a loving way to start the day.

It was difficult keeping all of the hands out of the box once it arrived. The kids were most excited to try out the PB&J Bars! They are good, healthy snacks that I feel good about sending them out the door with for school and according to them, much better than the previous bars I was purchasing for them. They literally lasted less than a minute on the plate!

I was excited to try the Multi-Grain chips. While working I have a bad habit of munching throughout the day so it was nice to have a nice healthy snack to munch on. 

Here is a little information about Van's from their site:

"You may not know it, but Van’s has been cooking up tasty, good-for-you waffles for almost a half century. It all started back in the 1970s at the original Van’s restaurant. It was there, inspired by our California beachside roots, that we first dished up whole grain and gluten free hot ’n toasty waffles. By the late 1980s, we decided it was time to bring our tasty waffles to a whole new group of customers – right in their local grocery stores." To read more, visit their About Us section on their website.

Van's has many different products to choose from. They have a great breakfast variety that includes Pancakes, Cereal and French Toast sticks! What a great way to start your day than with a delicious healthy breakfast. 

They also have a very nice blog where you can get recipes, organization tips and more so be sure to check them out! Overall, I am completely satisfied with Van's products and WILL be a return customer!

For the latest news and information, connect with Van's via Facebook and Twitter!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Freya Arctic Cleansing Water Review

Thank You to Freya Skincare for allowing me to review their product free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

I received the Freya Arctic Cleansing Water to base my review. I have extremely oily skin and even though it's not oil free, the product is nutrient-rich and designed to absorb quickly and completely into the skin, leaving a matte, “air-brushed” finish all day long. 

Here's a little info about Freya's Arctic Cleansing Water from their site:

"A beauty secret passed down through generations, Scandinavian girls are taught by their mothers to cleanse their faces only with ice cold water several times a day, which re-energizes skin and encourages blood flow. We’ve developed our Freya Arctic Cleansing Water to mimic the rejuvenating effects of this tradition with the necessary functional effects of an ultra-gentle cleanser, leaving your skin beautifully clean and refreshed, without drying it out. Arctic Antioxidants provide extra protection for your skin."

To use: Simply grab a cotton ball or makeup pad and gently massage onto your entire face, neck and chest area. it removed dirt, oil and makeup with no rinsing required. 


Aesthigel with Arctic sea salts & minerals: An effective and detoxifying skin cleanser and moisturizer

Aloe Vera: An effective skin conditioning agent

Caffeine: An anti-irritant. Caffeine also helps alleviate redness and reduces puffiness

Cucumber Extract: A calming skin conditioner that offers strong moisturizing abilities as well as a mild astringent effect

Chamomile Extract: A purifying skin conditioner that offers anti-inflammatory benefits as well as antiseptic and soothing effects

Red Raspberry Extract: A skin conditioner that also offers anti-inflammatory properties

I can definitely tell a difference in my skin since using Freya. At first I did experience more breakouts but that simply means it is doing it's job. It's really getting into the pores and bringing all of the dirt and oils to the surface which will result in breakouts. At this stage many people will simply give up on a product. It's very important to continue use as this will go away. The one thing I do not like about it is that after application my face feels somewhat sticky. For many that's not a problem as it does go away after a while but I for one prefer not to feel sticky. But take away the sticky feel, and the product is great!

Benefits of Freya Arctic Cleansing Water:

It rejuvenates your skin, leaving it youthfully clean and refreshed.
Their proprietary blend of Arctic Antioxidants, sea salts and minerals protect and re-energize the skin while providing calming moisture.

Freya is never tested on animals and contains no Parabens. Overall, I am satisfied with Freya's Arctic Cleansing water and will be recommending it to my friends! 

Buy It! You can purchase Freya's products directly from their website. 

Connect with Freya via Facebook and Twitter!

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Start your day off right with #TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk

What better way to start this cold morning than with a good warm glass of TruMoo chocolate                                                                 milk with marshmallows. 

My kids are huge fans of chocolate milk and hot chocolate therefore we buy a lot of it. On these cold Tennessee mornings they love their hot chocolate on their way out the door to the school bus so I was delighted to know that they could warm their TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk. It's much healthier for them that the typical chocolate milk and hot chocolate that we normally buy so I feel much better about allowing them to have it on a daily basis.

Nutrition and public health experts agree that milk is an important part of a healthy diet. TruMoo, like regular milk, provides 8 essential nutrients: calcium, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin, phosphorus and potassium. Together, these essential nutrients help strengthen bones, build and repair muscles and keep you and your family full and satisfied.

TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk is made with fresh white milk sourced from regional dairies around the country - pure cocoa and just enough natural sugar to make it taste great.

Lowfat chocolate milk is also an effective recovery drink after exercise or sports practice. In fact, chocolate milk post-workout is often referred to as “nature’s protein drink” since it contains a perfect ratio of protein and carbohydrates for replenishing tired muscles. Its high water content replaces fluids lost as sweat, while its electrolytes (like sodium and potassium) help to rehydrate.*

As an everyday drink choice, TruMoo has significantly less added sugars than that of soft drinks and popular fruit juice drinks which Moms and Dads like! Most of the sugar in TruMoo is lactose, the natural sugar found in all milk, while all of the sugars in nutrient-poor sodas are added sugars. To compare TruMoo Chocolate Milk benefits and your favorite drink, do the TruMoo Switcheroo!

Still have questions? Check out their Frequently Asked Questions or contact them & they’ll gladly help you find the information you need!

Nutritious and Delicious!

TruMoo Milk contains no artificial growth hormones and no high fructose corn syrup.

Enjoy TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow hot or cold! Try it as an ingredient in your favorite mocktail. Enjoy it hot and you have yourself a s'more! It also worked great in my coffee! I got my coffee with a taste of chocolate vs my regular creamer so it's great for parents and kids alike! Overall we are completely satisfied with TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk and will definitely be purchasing more. 

TruMoo Marshmallow Milk is available in the dairy section at grocery stores nationwide through the month of February

To find a store near you check out their store locator

Connect with TruMoo via

Facebook and Twitter

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Love By Little Giraffe and Zulily Giveaway! Ends 2~10

Zulily is exclusively launching a new brand from Little Giraffe, known for creating the softest, most luxurious blankets for babies and adults. Starting February 4th, Love by Little Giraffe, a quality line of blankets at a lower price point, will premiere exclusively on Zulily. The Love by Little Giraffe on sale at Zulily only 2/4 to 2/6. Three days only so make sure to grab the deals while you can!

You can read BabyCostcutters full review of the Love by Little Giraffe Prize Pack here

Enter to win an awesome Love by Little Giraffe Prize Pack Bundle in “girl” or “boy” colors. Your choice!

Open to US residents only. Ends Feb. 10, 2014 at 11:59pm est.

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