August 31, 2012

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit Review



Kids aren't the only ones who went back to school! Teachers did too. As a teacher, I am always looking for smart ways to prepare my lunches. Thank you Rubbermaid. The LunchBlox Sandwich Kit makes everything so easy and compact! 


I had a chance to try the Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit and I just love it! It saves space and stays organized in my lunch bag! Here is how it works.
  • Modular containers snap together in to save space in your lunch bag
  • Kit includes specially designed Blue Ice™ pack that works with LunchBlox containers to keep lunches chilled on the go
  • Containers are perfectly portioned for lunch foods commonly carried away from home
  • Microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe and BPA-free
  • The Sandwich Kit includes a sandwich container sized for regular and specialty breads, two snack containers (perfect for yogurt or nuts) and a snack container (perfect for fruits, vegetables and chips)

Now my leftovers can go right into the handy divided containers. Then if I also want to bring a fruit or small snack, I can add that to another container. I love keeping everything separate. Who wants a messy lunch box? Not me! I can see how these would also be great for organizing a kid's lunch box! If you want to make your lunch packing easier, then you must check out the LunchBlox Sandwich Kit! LunchBlox Food Storage also offers salad and entree kits depending on your needs.

Connect :: You can find Rubbermaid on their website. You can also keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to also check out their blog, Adventures in Organization.

Buy It :: You can purchase the LunchBlox Sandwich Kit online at Rubbermaid.com and also in stores like Target, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway, Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie, HEB, other grocery stores and select Wal-Mart stores. The suggested retail price is $12.99.



Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or Twitter. See my full disclosure.

Green Cleaning Made Easy


Cleaning the "green" way is so important! I hate to think of all of those nasty chemicals that get used when you don't clean green. Cleaning carpets the green way is also especially important. Whether you lay on the carpet and play with your kids, or you have a new baby crawling around on it, you want your carpet to be safe! 

This green cleaning system has been tested and proven effective not only in eliminating stains but also in restoring and prolonging the beauty of your carpets. Green Choice Carpet Cleaning, providing natural carpet cleaning nyc, use the very in best biodegradable, non-toxic, organic cleaning services. Their products and rug cleaning solutions give the best Eco-friendly carpet cleaning in NYC.

I love the feeling of a clean carpet under my toes! Why not think of a green way to achieve that clean and fresh feeling in your home? Buying a carpet is very easy, but it can be hard to maintain and keep them clean. This is the only way to keep their beauty intact for a long period of time. Going organic is a smart choice when it comes to choosing how you will maintain the great look of carpets in your home!

August 24, 2012

Enter to Win a $50 Target Gift Card!


Welcome to another Target Gift Card Flash Giveaway! This giveaway is co-hosted by Oh My Gosh Beck!, For Him And My Family, Shopaholic Mommy, The Denver Housewife and other awesome blogs (like this one)!

I LOVE shopping at Target! Can you say clearance racks! I love those red tags! You can really make it go a long way!

August 23, 2012

Giveaway :: Back To School Made Easy With Farm Rich!


Farm Rich makes keeping kids happy after school! Need an easy-to-prepare snack? Farm Rich is always there for parents, with wholesome, easy-to-prepare snacks sure to please the entire family. Your family will enjoy any of these fan favorites:



I am a huge fan of Mozzarella Cheese Sticks in general. When I tried them from Farm Rich I was very pleased. They have a nice crumbly breading on them so they are not too filling. The cheese is oh so gooey - very important - as any mozzarella stick fan would know!


Next I would like to try the Queso Cheese Bites. My husband loves nachos and I love cheese. So this product should be perfect for both of us. I bet kids would love them too! 


What product would you like to try? Farm Rich is giving my readers a chance to win (2) coupons good for free products from Farm Rich! Just in time for back to school, now you can keep your whole family happy with these easy and yummy snacks!

Finding Great Deals For Back To School


Ready… Steady… Shop a virtual adventure! Back to School guide for the 21st Century!!

So the family holiday is over and you have just completed the wash, dry and put away sequence of clothing and now it is time to drag out the old school uniform, bag and accessories for the next big launch – September school! Like every other family in the UK you will frantically be focusing on the centimeters grown and hunting … to distraction for the best deals around to supply the kit for going back to school. This is no sleep over preparation – this is serious expedition stuff!

So what must you keep in mind for the looming departure of your loved ones? Firstly, a decent check list of requirements. Obviously you are going to consider the clothing; school shoes; stationary; pack up boxes; sports gear; musical instruments… but what about those other crisis things that creep up on you after the first day? And also the new things a parent of the 21st Century must now consider?

Have you considered buying an E-reader yet, for supplementary reading and homework activities? Amazon Kindles have an extensive library of materials available and it is worth considering looking at whether there are books available to download which may support your child. In addition, for the older KS4/5 age range – Google Books offer a significant resource of printed school books which may help you save on those costly ‘use at home’ books.

In terms of technology, children are spending ever more time on the internet and working electronically at school – so what are the important considerations? Storage of information is the key – finding a medium that suits both home and school so that you child can keep their information safe. They will use the computer during the term time and they will need to save this information. However, at times it can be difficult for them to remember how to transfer this information from the home machine to school – there are now much better options available but many parents are unaware of these choices.

The time of the memory key has now past as it is very likely that once purchased it will be lost in a week – but have you considered setting up an online storage facility for your child? http://www.mydeals.com This is offered free by both Google and Microsoft 365 – and will let them upload their homework or school work? This is a great online tool that offers a wide variety of free tools to write up, analyse and present information allowing access at home and school. The requirement is an email address – and with this you can allow your child to keep all of their work in one place. This is useful as it is stored online and cannot be lost by a rogue incident – the dog cannot eat the homework! Also, if you wish to – you can collaborate on their work and check the progress!

In addition to the online tools there is a huge opportunity to purchase Back to school stuff online. Places to consider are Amazon.co.uk as they offer the clothing, the shoes and the stationary and pretty much everything else. The prices are reasonable and their delivery service is second to none in the UK. But beware of the marketplace sellers as they can add a considerable hike to the postage and packaging. Other items to remember are sporting equipment – the best place online for this is Sportsdirect their postage is very reasonable and at times free. The quality of the goods is varied but you can find some extremely good bargains. For my money, shopping online and avoiding the horrendous queues seems a great strategy for the coming back to school adventure - why not go virtual this year!


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August 20, 2012

Mabel's Labels Back To School Offer


Counting down the days until back to school? I know some have already started! Help the little scholars in your life stay organized this school year with Mabel's Labels. Identify clothes, footwear, books, backpacks and more. Best of all, spend $100 and receive a free package of Write Away Labels now through 8/31. Enjoy!

Enter to Win a Back To Campus Prize Package from Knock Knock :: Too Cool For School





Welcome to the Blogorama Bonanza Back 2 School Event 2012. It's hosted by Jyla's Three Of Us Giveaway, Ice Fairys Treasure Chest, Mommies Point of View. Thanks to the sponsors for providing awesome products for this prize package giveaway. Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win more great prizes!


The wonderful company that I am working with to sponsor this event is Knock Knock! It's not just back to school time for the kiddos, the college kids are heading back too! Knock Knock has some fun and functional supplies to take back to campus!


Let's start with keeping you organized. When I was in college, organization was key! The Academic Planner has everything you need! This crackerjack scheduler allows students to organize their weeks for a full eighteen months ... as well as keep track of classes and exams. A zippered pouch corrals doodads, while checkbox prompts add a dash of levity for stressed scholars. This handy dandy planner makes the perfect gift for academics of all stripes, including nerds and jocks. The vivid green cover inspires a go-get-'em attitude. It measures 6 x 8 inches and has 168 pages. I like the large amount of space available to write for each day. The size is perfect to throw in a handbag or a backpack.


Sticky notes the size of a notepad? Love this idea. The Rah Rah Rah Jumbo Sticky Notes are super-sized adhesive pages that provide that extra bit of space you crave. Whether it’s to make a list, compose a memo, or scribble a fan letter, you have plenty of room. You could use fewer words, but why? This pad delivers pure sticky satisfaction. It reads, "Rah Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah" so it is highly supportive. This pad is 4 × 6 inches and contains 60 sheets. Get your whole point across with this awesome jumbo sticky pad! It is kind of a big deal.


Finally, when you need to make a mental note, you literally can. No matter your notation needs, ensure that even the smallest stuff gets noticed with the Mental Note Sticky pad. It is just as colorful and witty as all your brilliant (or mundane) thoughts. Because everything that actually matters can fit onto a sticky note. This pad is 3 x 3 inches and contains 100 sheets. I am a sticky note fanatic! In the morning, it would not be odd to find two or three sticky notes on my bathroom mirror. These ones are fun with the clever check off boxes like "Eventually Forget" and "Contemplate". Just jot your thoughts and stick away!

These three essential items will be both useful and fun as you head back to college! Enter to win all three items from Knock Knock in my prize package!

August 19, 2012

Bloggers :: Sign Up For a PayPal Giveaway


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Bloggers, sign up now for an upcoming $150 Paypal Cash Giveaway where one winner will get a chance to win $150 PayPal Cash!

All you need to do is to make an announcement about the FREE sign-up on your blog. Click HERE or on the banner above to sign-up.

Discover Your Well-Being

This post brought to you by My Well-Being Powered by Humana. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

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August 18, 2012

Get Your Tocky On for 50% off


I just purchase this little guy for over 50% off. It is the best price I have seen on a Tocky. I am NOT a morning person and I always have anxiety that I will sleep through my alarm. So I am hoping this guy will help. 

What is a Tocky? Snooze-button addicts and deep sleepers are no match for Tocky, the sentient alarm clock from the makers of Clocky that rolls off the nightstand when it's time to wake up. MP3s and personal recordings, such as "get out of bed!" or "help, I'm stuck in a well!" emanate from the clock's speakers as it scurries throughout the room, dodging sluggish slaps and halfhearted kicks. A sensitive touchscreen interface allows for easy navigation, and a vibrant, protective skin lets Tocky perform its duties in any space, from college dorm rooms to the elegant postmodern bunkers inside the earth's core.
  • Jumps from your nightstand
  • Rolls around room randomly
  • Record wake-up messages with built-in microphone
  • Upload favorite MP3 tracks using USB cable provided
Right now it is just $29 for a Tocky runaway alarm clock ($69 list price). 

Choose from the following colors:
  • Aqua
  • Black
  • Kiwi
  • Orange
  • Red
  • White
This Groupon Deal ends soon so don't miss out! This would make a great holiday gift that you can store away too!

Enter to Win a Year's Supply of Gum from Trident! See What Unfolds! #SWULive



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Love gum? Love music? Then do I have a treat for you! Trident, the makers of everyone's favorite gum, recently launched the See What Unfolds campaign! Approximately 3,000 lucky fans were treated to an evening of unexpected surprises thanks to world renowned DJ Steve Aoki, who hosted an unforgettable performance that included an appearance by legendary pop superstars Duran Duran. Yes, that is right. As in the totally awesome group from the 80s!

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The defining moment of the night was a Steve Aoki produced remixed performance of the band's classic hit, Hungry Like The Wolf, aptly named, "Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs. Duran Duran - The New York Werewolf Mix" that brought the house down. The remix was the joint vision of electronic dance music master DJ Steve Aoki, and Duran Duran, who collaborated for weeks on the reinvention of the song. I am not making this up, but Duran Duran was one of the very first cassette tapes I bought in the 80s. I loved loved loved the song "Hungry Like The Wolf". Did you happen to catch that I love this song? So I could not wait to hear the collaboration. Check it out! It is amazing!



"In touch with the ground I'm on the hunt I'm after you." Oh wait, sorry. I got caught up in singing along! Did you belt out "Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo" too? Love it! Speaking of music collaborations, what are some of your favorites? There are so many! I can think of a few my favorite collaborations right off the top of my head.

My Top 5 Favorite Music Collaborations
Run DMC and Aerosmith, "Walk This Way"
U2 and Green Day, "The Saints are Coming"
David Bowie and Queen, "Under Pressure"
Coldplay and Rhianna, "Princess of China"
U2 and Luciano Pavarotti, "Miss Sarajevo"
    What do you think? Are any of your favorites on my list? Okay so I mentioned U2 twice. They are my favorite band ever, so what can I say?! By leaving a comment with your favorite collaboration, you will be entered to win an awesome prize! Keep on reading and see the entry form below for more details.


    To celebrate the oh-so-cool collaboration between DJ Steve Aoki and Duran Duran, Trident is giving one of my readers a chance to Win a Year's Supply of Gum! Did you get that? That is a whole year's supply! In other words, 60 packs. In other words, enough for more than one pack a week for a whole year! In other words, I think you get the picture. It is TONS of gum! 

    Become Beauty :: Firm + Tone Mineral Foundation :: Review and Giveaway




    I have another great product from Become Beauty to tell you about! This one is a Firm + Tone Mineral Foundation. This natural multi-purpose makeup also comes with 30 SPF UVB/UVA protection built right in! 


    Not only do you get the SPF benefit, this product is also tinted. So it works as a foundation too! It will provide you with translucent coverage in a universal shade. It will also help protect, firm and tone the skin with high-potency anti-aging ingredients. 


    I find that my normal foundation is too light for my skin in the summer with my tan. I have been using the Firm + Tone Mineral Foundation instead. As you can see from the photo above, the universal color blends right into the skin. You can't even see it once you blend it in! I love the extra SPF protection in the summer as well. It is fairly light in texture. So your skin will not feel clogged or heavy like other foundations.

    Whether you are using it as a tinted moisturizer, for the anti-aging benefits, or for the SPF benefits, you will be satisfied with this product. This product also contains the active ingredients: Zinc and Titanium (Natural sunscreens), DMAE (Extract Antioxidant + Soothing), Mica (Reduces the Appearance of Lines) and Silica (Gives Flawless Coverage).
    Become Beauty is a break-through Australian Beauty and Wellness Company with the most effective approach to countering the signs of aging - head to toe, inside and out. Their Skin Care and Nutritional Products push boundaries with top performing technology and cutting edge formulations giving you fantastic anti-aging results. 
    Become Beauty is giving 11 of my readers a chance to try their products! Keep on reading to find out how you can win!

    FREE Hardcover Photo Book :: Summer Memories Can Last Forever!!



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    In case you missed the last one, the deal is back! Get yourself a FREE hardcover photo book from MyPublisher! Make those summer memories last forever! Just click on the link above and a code for your free book will be emailed to you. 



    Code valid on 7.75" x 5.75" hardcover pocketbook or get $20 off any hardcover photo book. Linen and Photo Finish is included.

    August 17, 2012

    Fill In The Blank Friday



    1. The best thing to do on a hot day is make some iced tea and turn on the air conditioning.

    2. The best place to be on a hot day is in the pool!

    3. The best thing to eat drink on a hot day is those instant frozen drinks that come in a bag. I highly suggest you try the Pina Colada or Frozen Lemonade flavors. I am addicted to them!

    4. Hot days make me want to go swimming.

    5. My go to uniform on a warm summer day is a swim suit or if I am inside, then shorts and a cami.

    6. The scent that reminds me of summer is coconut!

    7. My favorite thing about summer is being on vacation. Yes, I am a teacher.

    Link up and join in at the little things we do.

    Enter to Win a $50 Target Gift Card!


    Welcome to the Target Gift Card Flash Giveaway! This giveaway is co-hosted by Oh My Gosh Beck!, For Him And My Family, Shopaholic Mommy and other awesome blogs (like this one)!

    I LOVE shopping at Target! Oh the things you could buy with a $50 Gift Card to Target! Especially during back to school time. I was just in Target today and they had some school supplies for 25 cents! You can really make it go a long way!

    August 16, 2012

    Enter To Win a Nexus 7 Tablet!


    Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Nexus 7 Giveaway! Tablet anyone? How about a Nexus 7 Tablet? I have been wanting one and this one looks pretty awesome! Take a look at these awesome features!

    About the Nexus 7 Tablet:
    • Thin, light and portable the Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. 
    • With a stunning 7" display the Nexus 7 brings your entertainment to life in stunning clarity on a vibrant 1280-by-800 high-resolution display protected by scratch resistant Corning glass. 
    • With over one million pixels in your hand, text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and gameplay is smooth and dynamic. 
    • Less charging, more doing With over 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or 10 hours of e-reading and up to 300 hours of stand-by time, Nexus 7 is designed to go the distance. Whether you measure battery life in chapters read, levels completed, movies watched or minutes of backseat silence, you can spend less time charging and more time doing. 
    • Designed with gaming in mind Nexus 7 was designed with gaming in mind. With heart pounding quad-core performance and sensors like a gyroscope and accelerometer - do a barrel roll then tilt, touch and tap your way to the top of the leaderboards while exploring over 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play. 
    • Quad-core performance Nexus 7 was built by ASUS and comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, meaning everything is faster - pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12-core GPU delivers rich and immersive graphics while patented 4-PLUS-1(tm) CPU design gives you processing power when you need it, and battery saving efficiency when you don't. 
    The world's most popular platform Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization that's as easy as drag-and-drop - Android is faster and more intuitive than ever.


    This event is hosted by Mom to Bed by 8, Powered By Mom and Real Mom Reviews.

    Don't Miss the Haircut Coupon-a-thon for Back-to-School

    This post brought to you by Regis Family of Brands. All opinions are 100% mine.

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    We are in Back-to-School season everyone! (Did you hear this teacher moan?) Anyway, when you are getting your kids ready for the big yellow bus, don't forget about the haircut! Don't worry because the Haircut Coupon-a-thon is here to help! These $7.99 or $9.99 haircut coupons will have your kids looking snazzy for those must have first day photos! 

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    Send them back looking cute as ever in a new cut or style! The coupons are good for adults and kids so you can get a new style yourself! As a teacher, I love seeing my students with their brand new haircuts on the first day. Everyone looks so fresh and ready to learn! 

     

    Get your coupon now which is good at over 4,500 Regis owned locations including:

    • Best Cuts
    • BoRics
    • Cool Cuts 4 Kids (participating salons only)
    • Famous Hair
    • Fiesta Salons
    • First Choice Haircutters (U.S. participating salons only)
    • Head Start Salons
    • HairMasters
    • Holiday Hair
    • Island Haircutting Co.
    • MasterCuts
    • Saturday’s
    • SmartStyle (located inside Walmart Supercenters)
    • Style America
    • TGF Hair Salons

    On a mobile device? To redeem your coupon: Touch and hold to save coupon image. Show coupon to your stylist. Trouble printing coupon? Email departmentcs@regiscorp.com with the salon brand you's like to visit and we'll send you a coupon.

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    My husband loves going to Fiesta Salons to get his hair cut. The price is right. He gets his hair cut about once a month. So it works out very well. Plus it is very convenient! Happy Back-to-School everyone!

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    August 14, 2012

    Giveaway :: Say Hello to a Better Body :: Say Goodbye to Back Pain :: Books from Chicken Soup for the Soul




    The latest book from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series is Say Hello to a Better Body. This book is dedicated to weight loss and fitness for women over 50. Although I do not fall into this category, I am sure that this book can help many women in that age group! You can find how to get started, how small changes and lead to big results, how to manage menopause symptoms and much more!

    Enjoy the stories of women who have lost weight, become fit and changed their lives! Dr. Koven provides clear explanations and practical tips that will help you stay fit and happy. Check out this review on Amazon.
    "Growing older does not mean life has to become harder. With the right attitude and information, you can be all you want to be. I believe this book can give you some inspiration to take you on your journey to better health and the you, that you want to become."

    Working out and getting fit can be hard if you have back pain. Also from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series is Say Goodbye to Back Pain. Whether you have the occasional flare-up or a major injury, this book will help you reduce pain and keep your back and neck healthy. My husband has had several back surgeries and has recently started having trouble again. This book has some great information that he found very useful. From preventative exercise to getting the right diagnosis, this book is full of information from Dr. Silver.

    If you have any experience with back pain, it is awful! Learn how to use your mind to reduce pain, or learn how to pick the correct treatment for you! My husband is not the only one who found this book useful. Here is a review from Amazon!
    "This is the kind of book I love -- a book that provides both information and inspiration. This Chicken Soup compilation contains 29 first-person stories from those who have suffered debilitating back pain, interspersed with discussions from Julie Silver, MD, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation."
    Do you think you would find either of these books helpful? Chicken Soup for the Soul is giving my readers a chance to win one of six total books! Three winners will receive a copy of Say Hello to a Better Body and three more winners will receive a copy of Say Goodbye to Back Pain!



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