Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013, You've been quite a year !!

2013 has been a year of good and bad.
Nothing terrible personally, but it could have been better.
I am proud to have begun running and just recently matched with a buddy (http://www.whoIrun4.com) and it has greatly influenced my life.
I've struggled with my weight but with the help of Shaklee,
I did lose some weight and maintaining that loss.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas is over, A little recap ...

My boys didn't ask for a whole lots of things, actually, none of us did.
We did however indulge in 4 separate Christmas Present opening events.
My Bestie Karina and her girls spent the Saturday before Christmas with us. We made cookies, opened gifts.
After a busy day, we went out to dinner together. All 8 of us. It was relatively enjoyable..

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cheer For The New Year Giveaway Hop! Ends 01/12/14 US #cheernewyear #sponsored

    Disclosure: Products given away have been provided by sponsors. No compensation was received.
We're going to ring in 2014 with a great giveaway to help you work on your Get Healthy Resolution!

Cheap Is The New Classy is hosting the Cheer For The New Year Giveaway Hop!
Each blog participating will have at least $25.00 in prizes to start your new year off right !
I have 3 great prizes that will hopefully help you with your "Getting Healthy" New Years Resolution!
RoadID has great Personalized Identification products as well as clothing. Keep safe and stay cool with RoadID products!
Bear Bands have great resistance bands for you to get a wonderful workout.
Portable, Easy And Effective Rubber Latex Bear Bands Loops. Workout for Arms, Legs, Core for Women & Men
And my must have running item !
A Big Banjee Wrist Wallet from Sprigs Banjees
Anywhere I go, I can put in my phone, key, cash, and ID
This is safe on my wrist and easily accessible !
This giveaway begins on 12/26/13 12:01pm EST and ends 01/12/14 11:59pm EST
Open to residents of the Continental US 18 years of age or older.
I would like to thank Road ID, Sprigs, and Bear Bands for their generous support!

Friday, December 20, 2013

My Virtual Exchange with Social Fabric and what I've learned about "Bubbablue and Me "

Disclosure: I am participating in a Virtual Exchange with Social Fabric #cbias.

I've been fortunate to meet and follow so many amazing bloggers.
I love reading other blogs by Moms, and not to generalize,
but Mom's of boys since I have 3 of them.

I've been catching up on a new blog,  BubbaBlue and Me.

Mom Emma chronicles wonderful topics about Family among other things. Her son "N" is precious and I love reading about the differences in raising children in the UK and US.

I very much likes her Day Zero list. All the items she wishes to accomplish. No specific time frame, but a reminder to learn and try.

Bubbablue and Me is a wonderful read and yes, I've subscribed to her social media so I can read about all the wonderful things going on.

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Check out this fabulous Blog and all of the Social Media.

Bubbablue and Me Blog
On Twitter @etusty
On Pinterest etustian
On Facebook Bubbeblue and Me
G+ Emma Tustian

On Instagram bubbablueandme

Monday, December 16, 2013

Give The Gift Of Canvas - An Easy Canvas Giveaway #sponsored ends 12/22

Disclosure: I will receive compensation via product for providing you with this great giveaway information from
Easy Prints Canvas. All 
opinions stated are mine. See Giveaway page for rules.

Do you have a special photo you'd love to have printed on canvas?
Easy Canvas Prints has a great giveaway going on RIGHT NOW !!

But hurry, it ends on December 22nd!

There are 2 ways to enter.
You can either go to the Easy Canvas Prints Blog →Give The Gift Of Canvas
And enter through the widget on the blog post
You can enter via the Easy Canvas Prints Facebook Page

Follow the easy steps below to enter.
  1. Upload a photo that you’d want to create on canvas and give as a gift
  2. Provide a description
  3. Spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The 3 entries with the most votes will receive photos on canvas credit and those winners will be announced on our blog December 22nd!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Where can you use ISIS with your Samsung Galaxy S4? #VZWVoices #VZWSE

"Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Ambassadors SE Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device in exchange for my honest opinions about the product."
Recently I received and email showing me all the places I could use the ISIS payment system with me Verizon Galaxy Samsung S4. I thought I'd share them with you
Click here to find locations near you
I knew I could use it at any Verizon store to pay my bill or at Toys R Us to shop for awesome gifts for my kids, but I didn't know that I could use it at my local Hess to get gas, CVS for last minute necessities or prescriptions or McDonald's during one of those crazy busy days.
Seriously Cool !
All I need is my cell phone and I can make my purchase..

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Getting an Energy Boost with Energems #Sponsored

In the middle of the afternoon, I need a quick boost of energy. Just something to jolt me back to life. I don't drink coffee, so my caffeine options are limited.

 I've been using a great new product called Energems.

Energems are mild chocolate gems with a hard coated shell. This energy supplement contains B Vitamins and caffeine as well as proprietary energy blend.

Each box I received contains 3 servings (9 gems) per box.
A single serving (3 gems) has the caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee. Each gem has only 15 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. Energems’ unique delivery system allows consumers to conveniently and discretely consume the appropriate amount of energy as needed, when needed.

Is it time to change up your child's clothing? thredUP can help #affiliate

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$10 off your first order of practically new kids' clothes from thredUP. Use code GIMME10 at checkout. Valid for new customers/first purchase only. Cannot be combined with other offers. One use per person. Does not apply to shipping. Valid thru 2/28/13 at 11:59PM PST. Click Here

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Want to Run in Color? Enter to win 2 entries to The Color Run in a City near you. #Giveaway ends 12/8/13

The Color Run is on Tour and could be coming to a city near you!
The 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour is coloring your cities like never before... new gear, music, and Color crazy race attractions. This is 5K you can not miss !!

Want to find out of The Color Run is coming to your city ?

Check out what all the Fun is about !

The Color Run debuted in 2012 and has exploded in social media. The Color Run has been feature in National Publications such as;ESPN, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated andWall Street Journal, to name a few.
The Color Run does not boast Winners or "official" chip times, but with amazing fun for all! You are the canvas and the colors will explode !

Adding Santa to your Holiday Photo with iCaughtSanta.com #sponsored

I love to liven up my holiday photos with iCaughtSanta.com.
My kids love to see Santa adding gifts under the tree, eating cookies, or with our elf.

This year I purchase a special ornament from Santa and had him hang it on the tree.
Pretty Cool !

Until December 10th, You can use code SantaShare and get your free photo.
Just go to iCaughtSanta.com and follow the directions.
Create a fun photo with Santa and your family or with Santa and Rudolph.
Your children will be delighted that Santa was "caught" on camera !
Don't forget to enter the giveaway !!

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Make my smile sparkle with Smile Brilliant LED Whitening System - Giveaway #sponsored

I am always trying to whiten my teeth. I am a Tea Drinker and I know it causes some discoloration.
The holidays are rapidly approaching and with that, lots of pictures will be taken.

I've been using an LED whitening light from Smile Brilliant.

The application is easy and you can do other things around the house while the Whitening process takes place.

You receive all the pieces you need, including the battery. the Light, Mouth guard, and Whitening Gel are all included.