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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Shoppers simply search by store to find the best deal for you with @Groupon.US #ad #usfg





If you love to $ave you love Groupon!





Tiffany Haddish's love of Groupon led to the funniest story & shout out  from Jada Pinkett Smith...








If you're like Mrs Smith and don't know Groupon,   Groupon Coupons is a partnership between Groupon and over 9,000 national retailers with the aim of passing savings along to customers.

Every company needs to reduce inventory through sales and this is the perfect bridge for that. Groupon Coupons is an entirely free and efficient way for shoppers to find thousands of coupons and exclusive promo codes from popular stores and companies like Sephora, Ebay, Oakley, PetSmart, Nordstrom, Walgreens, and so many more.


Our family enjoys having a Movie night a few times a month, the cost to go out to a show in the first week is sometimes a strain on the pocket book. That why I love that I can find deals for Fandango tickets on Groupon!

Shoppers simply search by store to find the best deal for them.

Save money in a fun and quick way!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Take Family Game Night to an UTTERLY NEW PLACE with @utternonscensegame #sponsor


 Family Game Night will never be the same!!  After this experience of silly phrases and the family's attempts at accents, players will leave  aching from laughter. 



You start with picking who's the Nonsense Judge everyone receives 7 cards, the accent card is drawn , then the judge pick who they believes win--funniest in judges opinion. 

Our family is not at all great with accents and that made it even funnier!! Sometimes the phrase itself just had us laughing!



my "WINNING" accents




 The Adult Version  is the Brainchild of Tim Swindle & friends, they started a Kickstarter and raised funds to get the
 game launched in 2014. Soon fans wanted to share the silliness with the whole family so the Family Edition was launched.


ABOUT THE GAME


Utter Nonsense: Family Edition is a hilarious, family-friendly card game where players combine silly voices with even sillier phrases to create sayings that are just plain ridiculous.

The game contains 50 Accent Cards and 450 Phrase Cards which players combine and act out. 

 Players are encouraged to improvise and make the phrases their own because the best performance wins the round. 

Age 8 is the suggested starting point so that kids can read the cards, but the humor is appropriate for all ages.


 Both kids and adults will have fun playing the game!


Sold exclusively at Target stores and online, beginning June 18. Retails for $24.99 




It gets a 4.5 of 5 stars from our family. It will definitely  stay in our game night rotation!!!






Friday, June 30, 2017

Some food Fun for the 4th of July #foodie #foodporn



What's a 4th of July BBQ & firework viewing  without some great side dishes---There are TONS of recipes all over the web weeks before and they all look so good. I could be cooking for the whole week but I've decided on a few I know our family will really enjoy! Being the gal who has to put her own spin on almost everything each recipe has a my own twist.


Love cheesecake? Pressed for time or feel like you are a baking-dummy, this recipe is for you. It requires so few ingredients and bakes up in just 20 minutes.






Ingredients:
2 8-ounce packs of cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla or almond extract
12 vanilla wafers
Fresh fruit or topping of your choice


To make:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with 12 paper cups and place one vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cup. Blend cream cheese with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until mixed. Add eggs, one at a time until well incorporated and then vanilla extract. Fill each cup with cheesecake mixture. Bake for 20 minutes and let sit out on a cooling rack in the muffin pan for about 20-30 minutes. Transfer pans in to refrigerator and chill for a minimum of 2 hours. Overnight is best.



 My first though was to replace the paper liners with graham cracker crumb crust and top with  Blueberries & Strawberry's  but my daughter's not the biggest fan of  Blueberries, suggested blue mini M's---well WHO doesn't love Strawberries and CHOCOLATE!!!






For a treat while watching fireworks we  munch on marshmallows and gummies along with my twist on this treat I found on pinterest.




THE PIN
Cookin" Cowgirl.com

MY VERSION



















HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE 4th of JULY!


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Friday, June 23, 2017

BEAT THE HEAT! Apply aloe soothe from@VaselineBrand for that extra boost of hydration. #ad

Summer is in full swing!  My Summer days are at the park or pool, and the nights are cheering on my kids playing Soccer. This means I'm exposed to the sun for hours.  I  put on sun-screen, a floppy hat and sunnies to protect my self from harmful rays but my skin can still feel  parched &  dehydrated... begging to be restored. That why I love packing  Vaseline products in my bag.






 With a proper moisturizer like Vaseline Intensive Care in Aloe Soothe, skin immediately feels relief and most importantly, hydrated. With its healing micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly, this lotion is clinically proven to deeply moisturize dry skin from the first application. It absorbs fast for a non-greasy feel. It also has a wonderful light scent. The lotion comes in many sizes,  great for keeping in the bathroom, and a smaller size great to throw in my bag when I'm on the go. 
3 oz. (SRP $2.99); 10 oz. (SRP $4.99); 20.3 oz. (SRP $7.99); 32 oz. (SRP $8.49) Avaliable at many retailers nationwide. WHERE TO BUY

















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Friday, June 16, 2017

Encouraging Creativity through Summertime Play


“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”


– Ralph Waldo Emerson


It's almost the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER-and it's Father's Day -What's a better way to spend time together then having a little Soccer fun at the park!!















~Kids of all ages  have so much free fun at parks and playgrounds.


My children have loved visiting parks. During the Summer there are some school friends who don't live close -picking a park is a great place to meet up-and no one has to worry about cleaning the house (WIN FOR MAMA)  They can play on the play-sets, swing, take a nice walk in the trails then enjoy a picnic lunch together.















Our town and  runs a Summer Craft Hour on every third Tuesday and on Wednesdays the main Town Park has a teens stay & play day --they  have an inflatable actives course, table games and Octoball Court along with crafts music and more There are several chaperon's  so you can leave them without worry-because honestly  what teen want to hang out with Mom all afternoon!!!  I love knowing my daughter is getting physical, social, emotional and cognitive benefits of play... and she just thinks of it as FUN!!! Also make sure they are 

well hydrated as they are outside!



I strongly encourage you to check out sites like  IPEMA to learn more about play-- they also have a list of the many benefits of playground play; aside from physical I love this quote I read on the site: 

"Social skills development plays a vital role in a child’s maturation process. While kids are merely playing and having fun, little do they know that the lessons they learn on the playground will provide a foundation to grow into socially-adjusted, well-adapted adults."

So what are you waiting for: GET OUT AND PLAY!!  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

#GreenAndBlacksAtTarget #sweepstakes TWITTER PARTY 6/8

Twitter Parties  sponsored by Collective Bias are always a blast!


#GreenAndBlacksAtTarget 

 PARTY IS TODAY 6/8


Join in  and  share me-time inspiration!





 It's going to be a 'sweet' party!!


Always tons of fun & great prizes!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Camp time PUT A LABEL ON IT !! #LabelDaddy #ad


Planning a Vacation or getting ready to send the kids to Summer Camp ? You need to label all your stuff--check out Label Daddy 

My kids are all about Soccer so we found the perfect label they both can use at camp this Summer.







These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant!





 Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and now EMOGI's!!. 

These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.








these are fun!!




Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order - the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY25 at checkout.














Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Taking Care of your Summer Hair with FairyTalesHairCare

We all know how the hot summer sun is harmful to our skin, and we take due precautions for it. But have you ever given a thought about the effects that sun has on hair ?

Summer hair care can be a challenge as the hot sun, humidity, sweat, salt and chlorine takes its toll on hair.
Look out for products with the tags Replenishing, Hydrating and Moisturizing.



Fairy Tales Sun & Swim line has products great for the whole family. There are

NO harsh chemicals, pesticides, toxins, parabens or sulfates.




CoCo Cabana Spray is great to throw in your swim bag, apply before and after swimming.

Lifeguard Clarifying Shampoo has a light citrus scent and washes out the chlorine or sea salt build up from swimming.
Finish off with Lemon-Aid Conditioner that will replenish hair moisture and leave it tangle free.

 Click HERE  to find a store near you that sells Fairy Tales.









Friday, May 12, 2017

Come paint at Painting w/a Twist Buffalo! #paintingwithatwist .@usfg #spon

Still looking for a last minute Mother's Day Gift?

Have a Grad who love's to paint--Check out Painting With A Twist

Don't worry if you think you have no painting talent--the experienced artist there are VERY HELPFUL and you'll be amazed at yourself by the end of the class!
They provide all painting supplies and artist instructions. Simply be ready to have a Twisted good time!




Painting with a Twist is a BYOB art studio! Bring your favorite bottle of wine, beer or other beverage, your favorite food & your favorite people and we'll take care of the rest! One of our talented artists will be with you every step of the way as you eat, drink and paint your way to a finished work of art. You'll be amazed before the class is over! You might just discover your inner artist

Two hour classes are offered for $35 and three hour classes for $45. Select Family Friendly and Seniors classes offered for $25.















Saturday, May 6, 2017

Natural & Effective way to keep Bugs away at Summer Camp with @fairytalesinc

  Summer and summer camps will be here before we know it! Crazy to think when we just had snow last week! - oh I love living in Buffalo ;)  
It’s important to start thinking about that packing list. Most overnight summer camps provide the basics for your child, but many don’t prepare for the creepy critters that tend to spread between little wilderness warriors. That’s right – pesky problems such as bed bugs, mosquito and lice are full-time attendees at most summer camps, so it’s important to pack safe and effective essentials to keep bad bugs at bay! Dealing with them the week after camp is no picnic!

One brand I've relied on is Fairy Tales, here are a few of the products I include while packing for my kids Camping Trips.  Plus, they are free of harsh chemicals, pesticides,  parabens, sulfates, and toxins.







Lice-RepellantShampoo
There is nothing worse than bringing home extra campers from summer camp! Close proximity in camp cabins and sharing caps and clothing create the perfect storm for a lice outbreak. To protect your child, simply pack a shampoo that will naturally repel lice. Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Daily Shampoo ($12.95) gently cleanses the scalp while a proprietary blend of organic Rosemary, Citronella, Tea Tree and Geranium oils help prevent lice. They also carry a conditioner and conditioning Spray. My daughter is a fan of using the spray even when she's not camping because she loves the scent of it. 






Bug Spray
Even if your child loves creepy, crawly things, mosquito bites and bee stings can make summer camp unpleasant. So don't forget the bug spray — just be sure to use one made for kids. Fairy Tales Bug Bandit ($15) DEET-free formula($13.95) promises to repel fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies all with a mere spritz. 





Bed Bug Protectant
Camp cabins are a breeding ground for bed bugs. Not only will they leave your child with itchy bites, but they’ll also be coming home with them in their suitcase (yikes). Bed bug sprays are often harsh and unsafe, so be sure to read the ingredients before packing one. Fairy Tales Sleep Tite Bed Bug Spray ($5.95) is an EPF exempt formula that is classified as minimal risk and uses natural ingredients that have been shown to help kill bed bugs and their eggs.






 Fairy Tales complete line is available at Ulta, Bed, Bath & Beyond,select salons pharmacies and retail stores, as well as online at www.fairytaleshaircare.com. #1 recommended by pediatricians, school nurses and moms since 1999!











Friday, April 28, 2017

3 easy steps to get your legs & feet ready for flip flop season #my7thheaven #crueltyfree

1. EXFOLIATE --Gives polished skin look; When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry and it's got to go!  Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.

2. MOISTURIZE--Treat yourself at the beginning of the hot season to a luxurious body cream, you will get your monies worth!


3. PEDICURE --you could go to a salon, can get co$tly over time, or DIY at home great nail care items are key. 



 Most people follow these steps for their legs but when it comes to their fee they only focus on the nail, forget about the rest of the foot. 





That's why I'm loving the new line of Specialty Foot Treatments from 7th Heaven. They carry "Dou" sets Soak/Foot Lotion, Foot Pumice/Foot Butter  and a Fresh Feet Cream Talc, so after all the pampering you have odor free feet.

HIGHLIGHTS OF EACH PRODUCT

SOAK/LOTION-- relaxes tired feet & will soften the skin.

PUMICE/BUTTER--pressed peppermint helps remove odor and dry aways dead skin, follower by the soothing shea butter & aloe vera that will nourish dry skin.

FRESH FEET--anti-fungal,cooling cream that dries into a soft powder. Helps keep your feet odor free.

These can be found at Wal-Mart & Ulta Beauty alon with other grocery stores. They sell for under $4. The 7th Heaven Brand is cruelty free 100% natural and great for all skin types.

Now you are ready to hit the boardwalk in a cute pair of sandals and rock your fresh feet with confidence.












Saturday, April 15, 2017

Celebrates #EarthDay Early with Easter Egg Hunts Across U.S with @YowieWorld #sponsored

Yowie, the popular chocolate candies with collectible animals inside. They will be traveling the US  to celebrate Easter and Earth Day events at egg hunts.





YOWIE makes learning about animals and the environment fun and tasty. That's why it's the perfect to add to Easter Baskets and a  way to get ready for Earth Day the following week. YOWIE aims to "Save The Natural World" by promoting wildlife conservation and educating children about ecology and endangered species. Learn more here








THE EGG HUNTS TAKE PLACE HERE
Saturday April 15 -Think and Fun's Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Fun - New York, NY
Saturday April 15 - Bunny Rock 5K and Egg Hunt - Chicago, IL
Saturday, April 15 - Egg Scramble - Sunny Isles, FL
Saturday, April 15 - Egg Bowl - Pasadena, CA
Sunday, April 16 - World's Largest Easter Egg Hunt – Copper Mountain, CO


Yowie has grown rapidly in the US, and we are excited to hit the road this April to bring our chocolate to kids across the country,” said Bert Alfonso, CEO of Yowie Group. “It made sense for us to combine our Easter and Earth Day plans, as we look to harness the fun animal collectibles inside every Yowie to help spread our message of animal and environmental conservation.”



 with the purpose of educating children and adults about ecology and the environment. They have been designed to foster a sense of wonder in the diversity and beauty of our natural world and to encourage learning through play. On the website there are games & quizzes to help you and  your child learn and have fun doing so.




















Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fruit Up Your Hydration with Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters #ad

We have worked hard to cut sodas out of our diet. We have grown very fond of the Cascade Ice Sparkling Water line of drinks. This water is a great replacement because we still our fizz fix  =) You can enjoy them straight out of the bottle, or get creative and mix in other ingredients. Below are a few low-cal recipes using fresh fruit that families are sure to love.






Berry Blast Smoothie
Pick out your favorite types of berries and apples to try the Berry Blast Smoothie. To create one, mix 1 cup of apple slices, 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup soy or almond milk, a handful of fresh berries and 4oz Cascade Ice Organic Mixed Berry sparkling water in a blender. Blend until smooth and top with a few more fresh berries.











Melon Mixer
Start with 3oz of Cascade Ice Organic Blueberry sparkling water. Then pour 1oz of club soda. Stir it a bit and add several slices of watermelon and blueberries for the final touch. You’ve just added two servings of fruit to your family’s diet!






 GREEN CITRUS GODDESS

(this is for 2/3 servings and is a thicker recipe...so add more of the water to get the consistency you like.)

1 apple, 1 Lime, handful of spinach & kale, 2 oz Cascade Ice Organic Citrus Twist, 2 oz Cascade Ice Organic Grapefruit. 




  


I'm sure you and your family will find one of these drinks making their way into your day soon. Maybe you'll be adventurous and create a mix recipe all your own. 









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