Wednesday, July 31, 2013

@RaysBaseball is preparing for Back to School. Awesome Backpacks for kids during the 8/4 game ! #sponsored

Disclosure: I received a fabulous Tampa Bay Rays Backpack as a gift from the TBRays. All opinions regarding this post are my own.
I love Rays Baseball so I feel it's my duty to share !

Hello Rays Fans !!!
I'm back with another awesome Ray's Update...

Besides the fact that the Tampa Bay Rays are rockin' out the season.
Currently at the top of the AL East !!!

Watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the San Francisco Giants at Tropicana Field at 1:40p on Sunday August 4th!

Bring your child (14 and under) and they can get a Cool Rays Backpack
(while supplies last)

But wait, there's more !


Complete the Backpack ensemble with a lunchbox ! That's right Kids !!!

On August 18th, the Tampa Bay Rays will play the Blue Jays and your child (14 and under) can receive the Rays lunchbox to attach to the backpack ! (while supplies last)
Also, I read that there is a Victoria Justice Postgame Concert

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cautivadora - Hammock - Check out this great foldable Hammock #ad

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate or sponsor links.

You can purchase this portable hammock at 55% off of the regular price !
This hammock is perfect for home use, camping, or relaxing in the back yard!
It's lightweight, sturdy, easy to assemble and pack away
This portable hammock supports a weight limit up to 265 pounds.
Colors available are blue, red or green

Monday, July 29, 2013

Run For Your Lives Charity hits close to home @KennedyKrieger #ZombiePrepTeam

Disclosure:  I am a part of the Run For Your Lives’ Zombie Preparedness Team. I love their race so much, I wanted to share ….

I wanted to run this race because my family loves Zombies. My hubs is transforming into a Zombie and we thought this would be a wonderful time for the whole family.

Then something happened.

My Best Friend's daughter was born with a brain malformation and with a recent MRI, we found it has gotten much worse ! She will have surgery on 8/5 to uncork her Brain Stem from her Spinal Cord. Her family is so worried and scared, as are we. She's been Anthony's friend since early on in Pre-School.

We realized that the charity receiving support for RFYL is The Kennedy Krieger Institute. The focus of the Kennedy Krieger Institute is on the brain and the problems/injuries affecting a child’s developing brain.

You can support the wonderful works that The Kennedy Krieger Institute by texting "BRAIN" to 85944,where you can donate $5.

I promised by "Bestie" I would be at the hospital with her on surgery day. I promised this beautiful little girl who has stolen the heart of every person in my family, I will be there for her... And I will.

My friend shaved the back of her head, in the same fashion her daughter's will be shaved before her surgery. I'm considering it. We want to show her that she's not alone.
My oldest decided he wants to participate in the Zombie Run so we can support our friends.

Want to participate in a Zombie Run in a city near you?
Use code ZPTD9 for 15% off !

Sunday, July 28, 2013

What does your #FABsmile look like? Enter to win 2 FREE FAB Memberships (ARV $107.00) ends 8/4/13 #sponsored

Disclosure: I have received product from for my participation in this campaign via MomIt Forward Blogger Network.
All opinions are my own.
Want to know what makes me smile? My family, of course ☺
Your smile says so much about you. I love to smile!
Making sure my smile, and that of my family's says healthy, we brush at least twice a day and floss. Not a regularly as we should of course, but we are getting better at it!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Doh' ! I completely forgot to share my July 3rd run with you !

On 7/3/13, I participated in the 34th Annual Midnight Run in Dunedin.
My 1st "official" run.

I chose to participate in the 1 mile, just for the sheer fact that I was nowhere
near ready to run 3.1 miles.

My fabulous husband joined me at the 11pm start!

Monday, July 22, 2013

MetamorFit is hosting a Run For Your Lives Giveaway - 2 Nationwide entries plus Feetures Elite Socks (no compression)

My friend Jenny from MetamorFit is having a great week long giveaway.
She is giving away 2 Nationwide entries for the Run For Your Lives plus a pair of  no compression Feetures Elite Socks. ← Enter through this link !!
Jenny is a runner and has been featured recently on National TV for her weight loss
(and for keeping it off)


Sunday, July 21, 2013

#Win a copy of Open by Craig Gross #GetOpen ends 8/4

Only July 30th, this wonderfully Inspiring Book will be available.
But you can enter to win a Signed Copy of your own !
From the Author:
"Open" is for families because "Open" is for everyone. Yes, accountability is helpful for individuals; it can help men become better husbands and fathers and women become better wives and mothers, and accountability can help young believers grow into a more mature faith. But beyond showing the individual benefits of accountability, "Open" shows that an honest, forgiving, caring, consistent, and respectful dialogue within a group dynamic--including families--serves only to make that group stronger and closer together. Your family relationships are forever and will outlast all others--why not make them open?
- Craig Gross, author of Open
This event begins 7/21 9pm EST and ends 8/4 11:59pm EST
Open to US Residents 18+ years of age or older.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I am working with Partnershub to promote this giveaway. I will receive a signed copy of the same book. Thomas Nelson supplied these materials.

Getting ready for some Play Time [Giveaway in September]

One lucky winner will win


Madison Wood Gym Set

Value $329.98 + Insurance for 2 years $52.99

(if is not available, winner can pick any Gym set up to $390.00 with insurance include)


-Dates September 16 to October 7

-Free Twitter or Pinterest with promotional announcement 

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10 Links on the RC (no google links, if you have G+ on GFC on your blog, we can direct fans to go there and follow you from your blog)

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ready to get into the #Shaklee180 Program? #Win a 1 month Supply of #shaklee180 Turnaround Kit

I've lost over 19" with the Shaklee Turnaround Program.
Many of the bloggers in this program have lots some amazing pounds and inches with me.
We are now giving one person the opportunity to try the Shaklee Turnaround kit for themselves.
This giveaway begins 12:01am EST on 7/20/13 and ends 7/31/13 at 11:59pm EST
Open to US Residents 18 years of age or older.
I winner will receive a One month Shaklee180 Turnaround Kit

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.
People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.

Friday, July 19, 2013

13 Days and Counting #Vacation Cedar Point

That's it !!!
13 Day and we will be heading to Sandusky, Ohio!

I am very excited !!

I decided to interview each of my guys and find out what they were most excited about.

We have been researching places to eat and have also confirmed our car rental.

I can't wait to finally be on our way !!!

Our Kids Eat Free night out at #LeeRoySelmonsSizzles #sponsored

Disclosure: My family and I received a complimentary meal in exchange for promotion and our valued opinions.

Do you dine out at locations where your kids can eat free when you do?
We discovered that one of our favorite take out restaurants recently began to offer "Kids Eat Free" on Monday nights. Lee Roy Selmon's Restaurants has a great menu for the entire family!

Lee Roy Selmon's offers a selection of wonderful food and a family friendly atmosphere. That's what we found during our visit on July 15th. The wait staff was friendly and we met the Manager Chris. Our Server Jessica was knowledgeable about the various dishes and answered out questions about different sauces and engaged the boys each time she came to our table.

Anthony and Christopher ate from the Kids Menu while the remainder
of us ate from the regular menu.
Anthony ordered ribs and they were delicious (yep, tried a bite) and Christopher had corn dog nuggets. Hubs, Katie and I shared a nugget and the batter was amazing !
We all had great food!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Official Ambassador of the #ZombiePrepTeam Run For Your Lives

Disclosure:I am a part of the Run For Your Lives’ Zombie Preparedness Team. I love their race so much, I wanted to share ….I will receive an entry as a runner in exchange for my promotion of this event.
Have you ever wanted to run an Obstacle Course Race with Zombies chasing you?
You're in Luck !
Run For Your Lives, the original zombie 5K, has invited me to be a brand ambassador on their Zombie Preparedness Team. Because of your love for my blog, you can take full advantage of my relationship with Run For Your Lives and receive 15% off when registering for any of their races in the United States.
I'll be participating in this run on November 16th in Clermont [Orlando], Florida.
Hubs is going to go full transformation and be a zombie. How cool is that!
My Sis Katie will be at the finish line with the boys waiting for us...
Race Registration is open all over the United States!
Take advantage of the 15% discount
by using Promo Code ZPTD9
How do you feel about participating in a 5k, while being chased by zombies?
Leave me a comment and Let me know !

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Monday [7/15] is Social Media Giving Day - Enter to #Win with #Give ends 7/21

Do you have a charity organization you love to support?
Monday, 7/15 is Social Media Giving Day !
Here's how to donate with Givver...
Who would you give to?
@humanesociety, @feedingamerica, @OPFoodSearch
Take the Quiz!
What is your Twitter Personality?
I took the quiz and received Inspirational Idealist...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Camps @RaysBaseball

Looking for a great camp for your child?
The Tampa Bay Rays are holding a great baseball camp for kids ages 6-13.
The remaining camp weeks are:
July 22-26: $250 (first two days off site)
August 5-9 (note only 4 day camp): $200
August 12-16: $250
The camp hours are 9am-12pm.
All Rays Baseball Camps feature a guest appearance by a current or former Rays player or coach plus a includes a set time to take pictures or get autographs at the end of camp. 
All campers will take home a Rays baseball t-shirt, Rays baseball hat, complimentary ticket to a select Rays game, Rays Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate and special guest speakers.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Family Fun with Eastlake Bouncers and Slides #ad #sponsored

Disclosure: I received a discounted fee in exchange for promotion of the company named below. All opinions are that of my family and myself.

My cousins came into town. I made a promise and boy did I keep it !

My "Sis" Katie and I were searching for inflatable bounce houses/waterslides and came across The Delta Force 45′ Foot Obstacle Course 7 Elements Dry or Wet Slide from Eastlake Bouncers and Slides.

This 45' slide/obstacle course is huge!

That's a tall slide

My kids are fans of bounce houses (who's aren't) and with it being so hot here in Central FL, a waterslide is always a plus.

So, my cousins drove my brother's truck from Baton Rouge, LA to Palm Harbor, FL. My brother is currently deployed and we promised to get his truck all ready for his return. I promised my cousin if he made the drive, we'd get him a slide. [He had seen some pictures of my kids having fun on someone else's slide and thought he'd comment on it]

I'm not sure if he thought we were joking or not, but I held true to my word!

The Delta Force 45′ Foot Obstacle Course arrived and was set up. Man, this thing was huge !
Christopher and friend entering the obstacle course

We had the inflatable for 6 hours so we invited the kiddos from
the neighborhood to have fun on it as well!
If you are in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and parts of Hernando Counties in Central Florida, Call Nicole at 727-224-2310 or 727-433-2582. She's super nice and I am very proud to work with  Eastlake Bouncers and Slides.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

iChameleons - USB Cord only $2 #sponsored #affiliate

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate or sponsor links.
I am going to purchase a couple of these so that all cords are color coded for
each of my family members Devices !!

Happy Birthday !! Mother Superior Design

Photo Credit

Carolyn, The designer behind Mother Superior Design, is having a birthday this month!

In honor of her birthday, she is having a sale on her Etsy Site.

BIRTHDAY SALE! 7/1- 7/15 15% OFF!
On the 4th of July the USA is having a birthday - it will be 237 years since that July 4th in 1776! I'm having a birthday on July 15th, although I'm slightly younger! So from July 1st to the 15th, enter code JULY15USA and receive a 15% discount off any purchase on Mother Superior Design!
Happy Birthday America!

Photo Credit

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Anticipating the Delivery Man [Trailer] #DeliveryManMovie

What would you do if you had 533 kids?

Vince Vaughn is fantastic (in the previews) of "The Delivery Man"

I was able to watch the preview along with my 532 "Brother and Sister" bloggers and
I have to tell you, I cannot wait until it's released !!
This is such a departure from Mr. Vaughn's usual movie. Heartwarming with it's funny moments.
DELIVERY MAN stars Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt and will be in theaters November 22. And just so you know, this movie is for adults and not small children. It's rated PG-13 for mature themes.
Tell me what you think ?!?!?
Like” DELIVERY MAN on Facebook
Follow DELIVERY MAN on Twitter
Follow DELIVERY MAN on Pinterest
Follow DELIVERY MAN on Instagram: DeliveryManMovie
DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters on November 22nd!

Monday, July 1, 2013

#redwhitebluegiveaway Giveaway Hop ends 7/15 open to US/CAN

Red, White, & Blue Giveaway Hop
What better way to celebrate the Land of the Free than Free Giveaways!?
Welcome to the Red, White, and Blue Event hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.  We're celebrating Independence Day with a bang - an Event full of giveaways!  Each giveaway is either patriotic, made in the USA, OR color themed!  So, be sure to hop around and see the fun, unique prizes at every blog!

One US or Canada winner will receive this beautiful Tumbled and Polished Beach Rock Pendant is cranberry, off white and brown multi-colored natural stone that is wrapped in non-tarnish square silver ParaWire and embellished with silver, cranberry and glass beads. The stone is 1 inch long, 1 7/16 wide, 3/8 thick. The pendant is 2 ¼ long, 1 3/8 wide and 3/8 thick.  Comes with chain approx 19". Made in the USA, Parawire is made of pure copper, pure silver and the coating is nylon.