Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mother’s Day, Restaurant.com, and What Your Mom Means To You ! A Gift Guide #ad

I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching. There are so many options sometimes it seems overwhelming.
One idea, in my opinion, is always a good one, is taking Mom out to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This Mother's Day, why not treat Mom to a special meal with a Restaurant.com Gift Card.
Why not pair this great gift with flowers, wine, or a spa day?



Get Advice with the @ShopYourWay service feature #ad

Disclosure: “This is a sponsored post. I am a Shop Your Way blogger and all opinions are my own.”

Ever have questions about a product and want some Expert Advice?

Available now, you can use the Get Advice Feature at Shopyourway.com [Sears]

#ad @ShopYourWay

Shop Your Way members can post any questions. in the Shop Your Way community, related to products. Store associates will reply simply by utilizing the same knowledge they use to help members in the store.

When you are in ShopYourWay.com, head to the Get Advice section and click the "Ask A Question" button or simply ask from the product page you are on.

You can check the Top Questions, look at your Q&A, look at questions your friends have asked or Ask a question yourself, all from the Get Advice tab.

I was looking at some of the questions asked and the responses come from associates all over the country. That's cool ! I did notice that you can respond as well if you have something to add to their question.#ad @ShopYourWay

Questions range from bikes, to appliances and electronics. I even saw a question about accessories for a purchase already made. Great advice and even helpful Customer Service information was given to the person asking.


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Monday, April 28, 2014

Wearever Socks by Buster Brown Giveaway on behalf of Peace, Love and Savings

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Recently I was selected by the great folks at WearEver to try out their Socks by Buster Brown. I was so excited....I am a sock addict. I chose the white knee socks. They are AWESOME! They aren't the kind of sock that it too thick or bulky.  They are super soft and feel so cozy. They go up all the way to my knee. They keep my legs and feet warm, but not hot. I wear knee socks all year around, because my legs and feet are ALWAYS freezing.



The size runs perfect, and the shipping was great! They were here within 3-4 days of the date shipped. I truly love these socks, my only complaint is that they don't come in the funky, crazy colors that I usually wear, but they make up for that by the way they feel.


Wearever Socks by Buster Brown: Wearever offers 100% cotton socks made by Buster Brown for maximum comfort and durability. Appropriate for those with poor circulation, easily irritated skin, or diabetes, Buster Brown 100% cotton socks are made with no elastic or synthetics. The seamless design of Buster Brown cotton socks with cushioning improve comfort, reduce binding, and eliminate skin irritation. Wearever currently offers three comfortable styles of socks.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  

Unless otherwise expressly stated, you should assume that Peace, Love and Savings has an affiliate relationship or other material connection to the providers of goods and services mentioned by, recommended, hyperlinked to, or otherwise referenced on Peace, Love and Savings.

Color Me Rad is coming to a city near you ! #sponsored #giveaway

Disclosure: I have received entries for this promotion for myself and to use in a giveaway promotion. Photo Credit belongs to Color Me Rad. All opinions are my own.

Have you ever gone to a race looking so super clean and left looking like a Rainbow ?
No? You can !!
Color Me Rad is a fun 5k that sends flying colors, in your direction!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

We're going to STOMP at the @StrazCenter #sponsored

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary tickets to this show. All opinions are mine. Photos belong to the Straz Center

Back before our 3 kids came along, my husband and I would go to concerts and performances all the time. it's within the past year, we've been heading out, enjoying new experiences as a couple and as a family.

We will get to do another "first" this week! We are headed to see a live performance.

Thanks to the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida, we are going to see a creative, exhilarating performance. STOMP is an eight-member group that uses everyday items to create amazing rhythms.
 
 
STOMP is playing at the Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida.
If you are interested in tickets at this location, you can check out this link. The show runs from April 30 until May 3rd.
 
 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Start your morning with a cup of Millstone® coffee and the Mr. Coffee® 10-cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker from Wal-Mart #shop


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias, Millstone® Coffee, and Mr. Coffee®.
 
 
My husband is a coffee lover, coffee fanatic if you will,
and sometimes (ssshh), a coffee snob !
He loves to try coffees from all over the world. Thanks to #CollectiveBias, not only is he able to try a new Millstone®  coffee blend, but make it in a new Mr.Coffee® coffeemaker.
 

We headed to our local Wal-Mart Supercenter and purchased the
Mr. Coffee® 10-cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker. Thankfully, the aisle was nicely organized and clutter free, making it easy to find just the coffee maker we needed.
 
 
#shop #cbias #coffeejourneys Mr Coffee Millstone
 
We didn't purchase just one Mr.Coffee® 10-cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker..
More on that later.  
 
 
#shop #cbias #coffeejourneys Mr Coffee Millstone
 



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Convert your videos easily with the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate program #sponsored [Vlog]

Disclosure: I received the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Software Program for review purposes. All opinions are those of myself or my family.

I love to video review products and services. I find that sometimes I end up doing this with my phone and then I have a difficult time getting those videos to you, my wonderful readers.
My phone likes to take video in Quicktime, as do both of my digital cameras, and my blogging platform and Quicktime don't really like each other.

But now, that has changed !!! The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Software Program allows me to convert the .mov (Quicktime) files to .wmv (Windows Media Video) files, allowing me to upload my reviews to YouTube and my blog.

The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Software Program is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS !!  Yes, I'm shouting it to the world ! I can crop, watermark, edit, and add color to my videos. I can convert them from and into 158 different formats. I can burn the video to a DVD if I so desired.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Software is available for Windows and Mac.

You can;
download the program for free here → http://www.wondershare.com/pro/video-converter-ultimate.html
read about how to use the program → http://www.wondershare.com/guide/video-converter-ultimate.htmlfind out the system requirements → http://www.wondershare.com/reference/video-converter-ultimate.html

I am excited that I now can take video anywhere and share it with you with the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Software. You'll be seeing alot more video now !

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Iron Girl 5k Recap - I am an Iron Girl !

Earlier this month, I ran a 5k. Honestly, I've ran a few in the past 10 months.
But it's always great to do something for the 1st time.
 
Iron Girl is a women's only run that tours different cities throughout the US.
They put on a 5k and a Half Marathon.
While I do dream of one day doing a half marathon, I am no where near ready.
 
This particular run began at Coachman Park, through downtown Clearwater and over the Clearwater Memorial Bridge and back.
 
 
We had great weather. Running over the bridge was a bit of a challenge but the view was beautiful.
 
I completed the run in 48 minutes and 48 seconds. Not too bad.
 
My best friend participated as well. She completed the 5k in 37 minutes 13 seconds. This was her 1st times 5k. I'm super proud of her. I can't wait to make this a tradition and do it again next year !
 
And with that, I can now proudly declare,
 
I am an Iron Girl !

Saturday, April 19, 2014

5K Family Fun Run - The Super Run coming to a city near you #sponsored

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Want to be a local hero ??? Support The Super Run in your area
 


I love Fun Runs. Especially those who support local causes. The Super Run® is one of those Fun Runs I am looking forward to participating in.

This family-friendly fun run is superhero themed and supports local non-profits raise funds and awareness for their organizations.  I love that all registered participants will receive an official superhero cape! How cool is that?

Some of the charities that benefit from The Super Run are Heart Heroes, St. Jude Childrens Hospital, The Plymouth Foundation,  and Wish Upon a Hero. Each location has it's own charity that is supported.



When The Super Run  comes to your area, they handle all of the details and logistics of planning the event. Volunteers are always needed for each city. A portion of the registration fees PLUS 100% of sponsorships and funds raised go directly to the local charity organization chosen in your area.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Skinny Jane "Weight Loss Challenges for Women" Review #sponsored

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I took the 7 day challenge and lost 2 lbs. This product works if you follow it. The Strawberry Skinny Blend is delicious! The Skinny Burn and Skinny Cleanse really boosted my metabolism and I feel great. No jitters or feeling weird ! I had energy and felt good


 
 
 My kit included:
•Skinny Blend - 7 Day Sample. It has a special blend of 7 proteins, has only 100 calories, 1 gram of sugar, 3 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein. Skinny Blend  helped curb my appetite and helped to boost my metabolism.
•Skinny Burn - 7 Day Sample This supplement helps with fat burning and weight loss. 9 ingredients that work synergistically to help speed metabolism, boost energy, and control appetite. It also contains Raspberry Ketones. Pretty cool because Raspberry Ketones have been proven to be very effective in burning body fat.
Skinny Cleanse - 7 Day Sample removes toxins and impurities from the body. In turn, my body was a fat burning machine.  This gentle cleanse that is very safe and dis not cause any stomach discomfort.
Skinny Jane 7 Day Eating Plan and Instructions. While I have a difficult time staying on rating plans, I did my best to stick to it.
 


I enjoyed the taste of the Skinny Jane Shakes and find that if I decided to stay on the plan, I could experience a significant weight loss.
 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I don't normally post money saving tasks, but this one at Target .... #almostfree

I love to shop with coupons and I do tend to purchase items I know I will use, but don't necessarily need at the time.
At one point, my hubby banned me from purchasing cleaning supplies or shampoo/conditioner.
I had stocked up a little too much !

But this week at Target, I could not resist and I'm glad I didn't.




I do need shampoo/conditioner so why pass up such an amazing deal !

I purchased:
12.9oz Clear brand Shampoo for $4.99 - $15.00 coupon, Final Cost $3.49
32 floz TRESemme' Conditioner $3.99 - $2.00 coupon, Final Cost $1.99
5oz Dove Dry Shampoo $3.94 - $2.50 coupon, Final Cost $1.44

I paid out of pocket $6.92 for these 3 items (2.31 per item), however, for purchasing 3, I received a $5.00 Target gift card. After counting that card, this made my purchase only $1.92 for ALL 3 ITEMS (0.64 per item)!!

Like I said, this isn't normal shopping for me, but I am just over the moon about getting over $13.00 over hair care products for less than $2.00 in the end.


This week at Target you can get a FREE $5 Gift Card when you buy 3 select Unilever Personal Care products.  The brands included are Dove, Suave, St. Ives, Vaseline, Caress, Ponds, Lever 2000, Qtips, Degree, Axe, Clear & Tresemme.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Total Colon Cleanse and Detox 7 Day Weight Loss Slim System [review] #sponsored

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I am always looking for ways to help lose weight. I try and eat well, I run/walk/jog but sometimes my body just needs a little extra help.

My husband and I recently tried the Total Colon Cleanse and Detox 7 Day Weight Loss Slim System - All Natural Fiber Supplement.

We got 2 different results. We both took the safe and gentle herbal detox, One pill a day.

While he didn't see a difference in any way, I did. I was less bloated and felt like I had more energy. I truly felt like the Total Colon Cleanse and Detox did exactly what it described. I definitely lost water weight while taking the Total Colon Cleanse and Detox.
 

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The Total Colon Cleanse and Detox 7 Day Weight Loss Slim System helps keep your colon health in check to stop harmful waste and toxin buildup from being absorbed in your body.

Here's how the Detoz Works:
This natural cleanse contains ingredients that help loosen and soften the build up of waste matter and stimulate natural elimination.
Total Colon & Detox 7 Day Slim System Cleanse Complete Body Refresh
•Rapid results for digestion, elimination*
•Natural weight loss to look great naked!* (No, I'm not close to that yet!)
•Relief from occasional constipation, gas and bloating*
•Improved health and appearance inside and out*
•Better absorption of nutrients*
•Increased energy, mental alertness*
*Superior Formula: Safe, Effective, Gentle, Non-Irritating
Made in USA - GMP Certified

I'm quite happy with the product and would recommend it to family and friends !

You can purchase this product on Amazon




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

One Busy Day by Lola M. Schaefer / Jessica Meserve - Book Review #sponsored

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We received the following product in order to facilitate a review.  Opinions of the products reviewed are that of my family or myself.


I love when my kids hang out together. It's important when they bond and enjoy the time they spend together. I happened upon them reading a book we received for review called, One Fine Day.

 
The book speaks volumes about siblings and I do hope that the boys somehow took something from the story.
 
Mia wants to play with her big brother but he's always so busy. She keeps herself busy with various projects and just maybe, she'll be able to show her big brother that it's fun to do these things together.
 
Do you think she succeeds?
 
 
 




About the Book
One Busy Day
By Lola M. Schaefer
Illustrated by Jessica Meserve
On Sale: 3/4/14
Age: 3–5
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 1423171128
 
 
About the Authors 
 
Lola M. Schaefer (www.lolaschaefer.com) is the author of more than 200 books for children. Her book Frankie Stein was awarded the Children’s Choice Book Award and the Mockingbird Award. Lola lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia.
 
Jessica Meserve (www.jessicameserve.com) is the author-illustrator of Small Sister and Can Anybody Hear Me? She was born in Maine, studied illustration in Scotland, and worked in publishing as a children’s book designer before pursuing a career as an illustrator. Her two young children helped inspire her artwork in this book.
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

chengdu [could not, would not sleep] Book Review Author Barney Saltzberg #sponsored

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We received the following product in order to facilitate a review.  Opinions of the products reviewed are that of my family or myself.

My boys love to read. We visit our local library often.
Anytime I have an opportunity to receive a book review, I always check with my kids.

Just today we received a new book. I knew it was just right for my 8 year old, Anthony. Anything to do with Animals, fact or fiction, he instantly falls in love with.



Chengdu could not, would not fall asleep by Barney Saltzberg is about a young panda who cannot sleep. Anthony gives you a quick synopsis of the book in this video.




About The Book
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep
By Barney Saltzberg
On Sale: 4/8/14
Age: 3–5
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 142316721X
Imprint: Disney-Hyperion
 
About the Author
 
Barney Saltzberg (barneysaltzberg.com) is an author/illustrator/singer/songwriter who has published close to 30 children's books. He studied art at Sonoma State College in Northern California and later took a class at Otis/Parsons in Children's Book writing and illustrating where he created his first book, It Must Have Been the Wind. He has also recorded two albums for children, Where, Oh, Where's My Underwear? and, The Soccer Mom From Outer Space. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

25 years of Caillou !! Enter to win a @CaillouOfficial Talking Doll #Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Giveaway. All opinions are my own.

I remember when my oldest son loved watching Caillou. It seems like ages ago. 
He could relate to some of the things Caillou would do, or feel. Especially when he was 4 !

As time passed, the tales of Caillou in my home faded until my youngest found him. The PBS show once again lived in my home.

We've had the VHS tapes and DVD's. When they've been outgrown, we've donated them to our local library so that other children can enjoy the tales of Caillou has consistently ranked as one of the top 10 television series for preschoolers nationwide since its premiere in 2000. Caillou has won multiple awards, including two Parent’s Choice Awards, in consecutive years. and his family.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Join me for an awesome #QuakerShakes Twitter Party ! I love the @Quaker Breakfast Shakes #QuakerPtr

This post was created in partnership with Quaker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Recently, I reviewed the Quaker Breakfast Shakes. I love products that make my mornings easier and with 3 boys, I am always busy !

The Quaker Breakfast Shakes are a wonderful way for me to stay full and energized when I have those run around like a crazy Mom mornings!

With 8 grams of whole oats, 10 grams, of protein, 6 grams of fiber and only 200 calories, drink my favorite flavor, chocolate just makes sense!


This Thursday, April 3rd, I will be participating in a Twitter part, sponsored by @Quaker.
We'll be chatting about how we manage our busy always-on-the-go lives.
You can join the twitter party → http://twtvite.com/dq29c9fuymvfjp4

If you haven't tried the Quaker Breakfast Shakes, I encourage  you to use the $2.00 coupon found here http://bit.ly/1cSke6n .