Monday, February 6, 2017

Get Your Fridge Ready for Break Time When You Buy 3 64 oz. Bottles of Snapple for Just $5 at Walmart #SnappleRollback #Walmart

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnappleRollback #Walmart 

3/$5 Rollback on 64 oz. Snapple Peach®, Diet Peach, and Kiwi Strawberry ONLY at Walmart!
Shop at Walmart now through April 27th and snag three of your favorite Snapple drinks for only $5.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Buy Diet Dr Pepper at Walmart, Score Sweet Rewards! #ColorMeSweet #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ColorMeSweet

Earn a $5 Walmart eGift Card when you buy $10 worth of Diet Dr Pepper®! Simply upload an image of your Walmart receipt at showing purchase of $10 worth of Diet Dr Pepper in a single transaction.

Need a break from earning all those sweet rewards? Check out Lil’ Sweet’s FREE digital adult coloring book and show off those sassy art skills!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

MorningStar Farms® and Ibotta make a great team ! #DailyVegolutions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DailyVegolutions #CollectiveBias

Are you tired of your same old meal plans from last year? Are you ready to introduce new healthier options in 2017? Do you and your family want to incorporate more vegetables into your meals but are not quite sure where to begin?

Now is the time to make some New Year’s “Vegolutions” for your busy lifestyle! MorningStar Farms® products are a great way to incorporate vegetables into your weekly meal planning.

These items are not just for vegetarians, but are great for everybody!!
With MorningStar Farms® products, it is easy to substitute meat for veggies and use them for breakfast, lunch & dinner!

Don’t miss this great Ibotta offer!
When you buy any 3 MorningStar Farms® products at Walmart, you will earn $3.00! *Offer available through 2/15/17 or while supplies last.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® presents Circus XTREME #sponsored

 Disclosure: I received tickets in exchange for promotion for this event.
The circus is coming to town! Clowns and acrobats and lions Oh My !!!

High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment.  
 With such an exciting lineup, The Greatest Show On Earth® guarantees to dazzle and astound, and a Ringling Bros.® show wouldn’t be complete without a full menagerie of amazing animals. Circus XTREME features beautiful Bengal tigers and two-humped camels ridden by brave Mongolian women

This year, Ringling Bros. and  Barnum & Bailey has introduced the first-ever female ringmaster , Kristen Michelle Wilson.
My boys, my sister, and I will get to see Ms. Wilson in action on January 27, 2017 at Amelie Arena, in Tampa, Florida.

Our visit to the circus this year will be bittersweet. We recently read that the Ringling Bros. and  Barnum & Bailey will end all Circus shows in May 2017. This 146 year tradition comes with a lot of controversy regarding animal rights, but it comes with tons of sadness. Maybe not a lot of older kids like to go to the circus, but plenty of younger ones still love to attend.
My sister was in tears. She's loved the circus her entire life. She is considering flying to NY for the final performance, that's how big of a fan she is.

We will make the most of our time and enjoy the evening as it will be our last large circus event.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It's been a while - moving on and up

My posts have been basically non-existent lately, and for that I apologize.
I've begun working [from home] full-time.
My SIL is a design consultant and clothing designer in NYC.
We have had a shake up at home, so I needed to work full time while still being able to take care of my boys without the after school care option. I'm grateful to my SIL for letting me add more hours on...
In February, I'll be working backstage at New York Fashion Week, helping 25 girls get ready for a her Fashion Show !! Totally Excited !!!!

So what is going on with us ???

Corning, NY Circa Jan 2014 Photo Credit: EDROML

Friday, November 18, 2016

Looking for fabulous Turkey Day Deals? Look no further than #WinnDixieHydePark #WDThanksgivingFeast #CurtisStone #spon

Disclosure: As part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I have partnered with Winn-Dixie to help promote the Chef Curtis Stone’s Thanksgiving Feast  in exchange for a gift card. All opinions are my own."

Recently, I wrote about the re-grandopening of the Hyde Park Winn-Dixie.

Winn-Dixie is not done with the fun yet !

Have you heard of  the Award-winning Chef Curtis Stone ?
He will be visiting the newly remodeled Hyde Park Winn-Dixie store located at 2100 W. Swann Ave. and host a book signing on Saturday November 19th from noon - 2 p.m. During the event, 10 fans will have a chance to win a signed copy of his cookbook, Good Food, Good Life.

He'll then make his way over to Orlando and visit the Winn-Dixie store located at 951 W State Rd 434 in Longwood and host a book signing from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Looking for a deal? November 19th and 20th only, BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie customers can purchase any size Grade A frozen Honeysuckle White Turkey for only $6.00 with a qualified grocery purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last.

Did you know that the average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey is 15 pounds – costing customers only 40 cents per pound. At only $6, customers will be able to buy a 24-pound turkey for only 25 cents per pound! That is an opportunity for a lot of leftovers !

Friday, November 4, 2016

Why Do I run - An I Run 4 Runniversary story #IRun4Joshua

 Today, November 4th, marks 3 years that I have paired up with my I Run 4 Michael buddy Joshua. 

When we began, Joshua was 9, had a feeding tube and carried his meal replacements with him. He was a bit defiant (no, not a pre-teen boy). His Cerebral Palsy not so prevalent to me. I saw a boy who could be my own son. He was right in between my oldest and middle sons. Smart, testing boundaries and eager to pave his own path.
Needless to say, I fell in love with him right away.

I had just begun running earlier in the year. May 3rd is when I began, to be exact.
My friend and fellow blogger Jennifer, was running for her buddy and kept posting photos. I was curious. She gave me the information and I decided in September 2013 to sign up to be matched.

I train to be a better runner for not only myself, but for Joshua. I send him medals I have earned. If there are no medals, then shirts, pins, bracelets. Whatever I receive, I send to him.

There are so many people wanting to make the connection, to run 4 someone, but not always enough buddies to go around. We need to spread awareness and send the message of unity to everyone.
That way, people get matched sooner and friendships can begin to form and blossom.

Over the past 3 years, Joshua and I have shared our love of baseball. We've chatted during the times our beloved Oakland A's and Tampa Bay Rays have played against each other.
Joshua played 3 seasons of Little League Baseball as well.

Joshua's amazing parents. Jess & Jim adopted both Joshua and his older brother as infants. Both were born with special needs. Both are amazing young men who have parents who love them for who they are.

Because of I Run 4, I have met so many wonderful people, made so many wonderful friends and have been able to share special moments with other I run 4 athletes and buddies. I have even encouraged my son Luke to do the same , and while he doesn't run too much, he does give support to his run buddy.

My life is forever changed. While we are currently 3000 miles apart, we do have hopes to meet one day.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

We made delicious Pillsbury Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Biscuits - Follow this easy recipe for a new family favorite

My husband is always sharing yummy new recipes he finds, with me on Facebook.

Here is one that he shared and my family LOVES it !

We've made it as the recipe calls twice and the next time, we'll change things up a bit... I'll keep you posted.

Click here is the Facebook video link directly from Pillsbury

Click here to follow the Pillsbury Recipe

We used:
2 fresh chicken breasts (butterflied/seasoned/grilled/diced)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (save 1/2 cup for later step)
5 bacon strips (because we ♥ bacon)
1 can Pillsbury Flaky Grand Biscuits
1/3 cup ranch dressing
1tbsp. butter (to melt)

Oven temp: 375•
Prep time: 20 minutes (approx.)
Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hyde Park Winn-Dixie has recently revamped their store! Take a look Plus enter the Gift Card Giveaway #spon

Disclosure: As part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I have partnered with Winn-Dixie to help promote the Re-Grand Opening of the Hyde Park location in exchange for a gift card. All opinions are my own."

Winn-Dixie is my go-to store for almost everything. I love their low prices and always fabulous BOGO sales! What I didn't know until recently, is that Winn-Dixie at Hyde Park, located at 2100 W. Swann Ave. received an amazing new makeover!

The Hyde Park location will now offer more that 2500 mew items from local favorites like Sunset Salsa, Mike's Pies, and The Hungry Greek

Along with the local foods, you'll find a revamped Beer department featuring 115 brands of beer and 48 craft brands with 16 varieties craft brews from Tampa, including Cigar City Brewing, The Brew Bus, Coppertail, Florida Avenue and more. 


Monday, October 3, 2016

Will you Strike Gold ? #CokeGoldenCan #TBBuccaneers @Publix @TBBuccaneers @CokeFlorida #ad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. 
This fall Publix shoppers can strike gold and win big when they purchase specialty marked packages of Coca-Cola in Lakeland, Tampa, St Petersburg and Sarasota stores now through October 12th.

Coca-Cola’s is sponsoring the Golden Can sweepstakes in over 100 Publix stores offering customers who buy a 20-pack of specially-marked Coca-Cola at participating Publix Supermarkets the chance to find a golden can hidden in packages worth an array of prizes, including:

• Two-year lease on a Ford Fusion SE
• 2017 Bucs Season Tickets
• “Game Day Getaway” — A day trip for winner and a guest to Dallas for Cowboys vs. Bucs
• Private RV Tailgate party
• Away Game Watch Party catered with Publix food for 20 guests
• ….and more including exclusive Bucs tickets, fan experiences and autographed memorabilia and gift cards from Publix.

We are Coca Cola family and generally have some sort of Coke product in our house.
As luck would have it, Almost everyone has their favorite in the house right now. If we had Diet Coke, Anth would be overjoyed.

We don't drink Coke everyday, but it went rather well with burgers tonight.

We will have to purchase at least 1 or 2 specialty marked packages of Coca-Cola to see if we can find a #CokeGoldenCan . That would be so awesome !!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Stock Up on Snapple at Walmart ! #SnappleRollback #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnappleRollback #CollectiveBias

Do you love Snapple? How do you feel about getting it at an AMAZING Price?
I have to say the Strawberry Kiwi is my favorite. 

Stock Up on Snapple 64 Oz. Peach, Diet Peach, and Kiwi Strawberry- Buy 2/$3 on Rollback at Walmart!
Buy your favorite Snapple flavors for only $1.50/64 Oz. bottle (originally $1.98) from now until November 30th. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy more of your favorite Snapple drinks when you shop at Walmart! Make Time for Snapple!

Random Acts of Kindness #SocialMomsLetters #MomKindness

Have you ever been a recipient of a Random Act of Kindness?
It feels just as good to do something kind for someone, as it does to receive that kind act.

I have witnessed plenty in my daily life. My kids hold open doors or pick up something that was dropped by a stranger or friend. They tell us how they've witness friends helping friends in school.

I do try to talk to them about being gentlemen and doing the right thing. 

Photo Credit

Today, I saw a Dad in a jeep trying to block the sun for his child's eyes, while they were sitting at a red light. While, it's a parent thing, it's also an act of kindness. He wasn't on his phone, or staring into space or being impatient. He saw a need and tried his best to fulfill it.

How often do we stop looking at our phones and take a look at others who need a smile? 
We are all so busy, stress, rushed, late, and tired.

It takes only a few seconds to say Thank you, or Have a great Day.
Being kind doesn't fatten your wallet, but it does fatten your heart and soul.

Take moment today, tomorrow, anything really ... 
Your kindness could make a huge difference in someone's life.

I bet it could make a huge difference in yours too.