Sunday, June 25, 2017

Enjoy the Scents of Summer with Softsoap Limited Edition Moisturizing Body Washes: Blushing Bouquet and Eternal Bloom

I received complimentary Softsoap product samples from Colgate-Palmolive to facilitate my honest review.

It’s summer! Everything is in bloom, and I love the colorful flowers and trees that just make it feel like summer. I like to carry that theme into my shower, too, with Softsoap’s new limited edition body washes that smell like the scents of summer. They include:

Softsoap Limited Edition Blushing Bouquet
Moisturizing Body Wash (right)
This one is made with the “calming scent of May Blossom,” and it smells so good! It has a lovely floral scent that is not overpowering but just enough to make me feel pretty!

Softsoap Limited Edition Eternal Bloom
Moisturizing Body Wash (left)
I really like the combination of fruit and flowers in this body wash, which Softsoap describes as a “refreshing fragrance of pear and apple blossoms.” I can truly smell each of those elements and yet they blend together nicely for a fresh, original scent.

And there’s another bonus to using Softsoap body washes besides great scents: They’re wonderfully moisturizing. Due to extra time spent in the sun, my skin tends to get really dried out in the summer. Thankfully, Softsoap’s new limited edition body washes are moisture-rich to help keep my skin feeling smooth and soft. I also love the big 18-ounce bottles, which last a long time. And the suggested retail price is only $2.99 at Walmart!

I hope you’ll head over to Walmart to get Softsoap’s Limited Edition Blushing Bouquet and Eternal Bloom Moisturizing Body Washes because they’ll only be there until September!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (June 24, 2017)

Summer's here! Escape the heat by sitting next to the fan or air conditioner and entering some giveaways! Bookmark this page and visit daily to see what new giveaways have been added to the linky. Visit my right sidebar, too, where you'll find a TON of opportunities for you to win gift cards and more! If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it with us below. Be sure to share these great contests with your friends on social media so they can join in the fun, too!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It's Not Too Early to Start Stocking Up on School Supplies at Shoplet!

Every year, my kids and I head to the store in August to load up on school supplies, and every year we end up going to three or four different stores because many items have already sold out. If this happens to you, make your life easier this year by buying early at! They have a huge assortment of items that you're going to need for the new school year, such as the following:

My kids always need highlighters, and these are perfect for school. Their flat shape ensures they fit easily in their pencil case or box, and the chisel tip allows them to highlight with a broad, medium or narrow stroke. Made with SmearGuard ink technology, they resist smearing (no more yellow hands), and they have a really cool see-through tip that's designed to eliminate blind spots while they're highlighting text so it's easier to tell when to stop. Plus, they come in four popular see-through, fluorescent colors: yellow, pink, orange and green.

Most teachers write on dry-erase boards rather than chalkboards these days, and we're always being asked to donate dry erase markers for the classroom. My husband, who coaches Little League, also uses these to write the batting line-up on a small dry erase board in the dugout! Since these are dual ended, we always have two colors available right at our fingertips (black and a color: blue, green, purple or red). With a chisel end, there's more control over the width of the stroke, and these low-odor markers won't stink up the classroom (or dugout)!

These dry erase markers are "deluxe" because they come with a magnet so they can be stuck to metal-backed white boards to minimize the chance they'll get lost. And I totally LOVE the built-in eraser. No more hunting down a separate eraser when it's attached. It's genius! Like Expo's other dry erase markers, they're quick-drying and are low odor.

My kids may be getting school supplies, but this gel pen is for me! I love how smoothly it writes. My pen just glides across the paper, enabling me to write faster, and it doesn't smudge! I'm an editor, so it's great that this pen comes in 14 different colors, as well as two different widths (medium, 0.7mm; fine, 0.5mm). It has a full-body grip, so it doesn't slip out of my fingers. In a word, this pen is a must-have!

In addition to these products, Shoplet has a huge selection of office supplies, cleaning supplies, and medical supplies. They even carry office furniture! In fact, they are the #1 e-tailer of business and office supplies. I hope you’ll stop by Shoplet today for all of your home, office and school supplies. You can also visit them through the following sites below:

Twitter: @Shoplet

Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Minions Are Back in "Despicable Me 3" in Theaters June 30! Celebrate with This Giveaway for New Mega Construx Micro Action Figures and a $25 Fandango Gift Card!

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.
DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30

I have twin boys, and I am often asked if one is the "good twin" and one is the "bad twin," so we were excited to learn that Despicable Me 3 reveals that Gru has a twin brother! How will they compare when it comes to being good or bad? We can't wait to find out!

About the movie:
Illumination, which brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters -- Margo, Edith and Agnes -- and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother -- a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps -- one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Watch the trailer!


Get ready for buildable buffoonery movie-sized mischief. With 12 new henchmen to collect including a new figure, Fluffy, you can create your very own silver screen shenanigans. Features all-new outfits, gear, themes, and accessories. Collect them all and build your loyal Minion tribe.

Our family received two Mega Construx Micro Action Figures packs, and it was so much fun to discover which figures were inside! Each pack has a small number of pieces, so they're easy to put together. Kids will want to collect all of them and especially look out for the rare unicorn or a secret minion! Here are the ones we got (not rare ones, but we still love them!):

Available at ToysRUs, Walmart and Target. Ages 5+ Retail Price: $2.99 each #BuildBeyond

Enjoy these scenes from the movie and then head to the theater starting June 30th to see the show!!


To celebrate the release of Despicable Me 3 in theaters and the launch of the new Mega Construx Micro Packs, one (1) lucky winner will receive:
  • $25 Fandango gift card to see Despicable Me 3 in theaters June 30
  • Two (2) Despicable Me Mega Construx Micro Packs
Open to US mailing addresses only
Prizing and samples courtesy of Universal Pictures and Mega Brands

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Get Fit and Look Great This Summer with Avia Women's Active Wear (GIVEAWAY)

It's summertime, and that means we can spend more time outdoors. Whether you love to run, walk, hike, bike or just enjoy the sunshine, Avia has some gorgeous activewear that's perfect for summer. Many of their products are moisture-wicking, which helps to keep you cool. And they have great little details, such as reflective strips, stretchy waistbands and hidden pockets. Best of all, you won't believe the low prices of these items! Avia products just prove that looking cute while you're getting fit doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out some of these adorable Avia items.

Avia Women's Active Printed Matrix Sports Bra
Avia Women's Active Performance Legging
Avia Women's Active 1/2 Zip Performance Jacket
Avia Women's Active Fashion Fabric Crossover Back Tank
Avia Women's Active Stretch Woven Short
I received several Avia items for review, and I loved the high quality of these items, as well as the colorful fabrics. In fact, I liked them so much that I gifted them to my sister-in-law for her birthday because she's a fitness buff, and I knew she would look incredible in them! (I'll be sure to pick up more for myself.) If you're looking for some motivation to get fit this summer or just spend more time outside, I suggest you pick up some Avia Women's Active Wear to get you started. You can find it at several retailers, including Amazon and Walmart. They're stylish, durable and affordable -- perfect for summer!


One lucky winner will receive some Avia Women's Active items to add to their summer wardrobe! (Items may vary.) Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples for review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through my link.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (June 17, 2017)

School's out for summer! Let's celebrate by entering some giveaways! Bookmark this page and visit daily to see what new giveaways have been added to the linky. Visit my right sidebar, too, where you'll find a TON of opportunities for you to win gift cards and more! If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it with us below. And don't forget to share these great contests with your friends on social media channels so they can join in the fun, too!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Bridge of the Golden Wood Sale Blitz: Free Book and a $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Children’s Book
Date Published: February 2017

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Careers, entrepreneurship

“Masterful … An immensely appealing book because of its readable style … and its realistic but soft Asian-style illustrations.” ~Crystie Cook, poet

A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. This illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help others and make money; comes with ideas for businesses; money-making activities; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, job ideas, and moving up in an organization (for kids ages 4 and up). Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn about business. Teach someone to fish. This how-to book on work bridges the gap between what kids learn in school about jobs, careers, small business, finance, economics, and what they should know (how to serve others).

About the Author

Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 19 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 ebook titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. His survival western, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. Beckstrand's nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, nonfiction, and wordless books feature ethnically diverse characters -- and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, the U.S. Congressional Record, Papercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts.

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