Friday, July 29, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 30, 2016)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Check back daily to see all of the new giveaways that have been added to the linky below and my right sidebar for the chance to win great prizes! If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, please share it in the linky below and share this page on your social media pages. Have a fun week!

Visit the Himalayan Salt Shop for Beautiful, Air-Purifying Salt Lamps (DISCOUNT CODE)! #himalayansalt

I first learned about salt lamps a few years ago when we were on vacation and stumbled into a shop that was filled with beautiful salt lamps and displays. We also learned about the many benefits of salt lamps, especially for those who have allergies, as several members of our household do.

From the Himalayan Salt Shop website:

• These lamps are made of natural crystal salt mined from underground salt mines in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains
• The beautiful orange-reddish Himalayan crystal salt is mounted on a wooden base
• This crystal salt is hundreds of millions of years old and, as a result, has special properties and high mineral content
• Heat from the bulb (in our lamps) or flame (in our candle holders) causes the salt to emit negative ions
• These negative ions bond with the pollutants in the air (positive ions) and neutralize them
• Also, the newly bonded ions become heavier and fall to the ground removing them from the air circulation
• In addition, these negative ions combat electro-smog caused by electronic devices operating in the home
• Symptoms from asthma, allergies, and other illnesses can also subside from the effects of these products
• Concisely, these products cleanse the air naturally and are extremely beautiful

We received a lovely Himalayan salt lamp in the 5-7 pound size for review, which is ideal for a bedroom. We placed it in our son’s room because he suffers most from allergies. He loves to turn it on, especially at night, because it serves as a pretty night light. And we like that it helps to keep his room less dusty, especially since he’s not a big fan of dusting! It also makes a really cool conversation piece because every lamp is different. Best of all, I feel good knowing that we’re helping him to have a better sleeping environment.

The Himalayan Salt Shop proudly offers a truly unique health and wellness product. Himalayan Salt Lamps have been popular in Europe for decades, but have only recently become known in the United States. These all-natural air purifiers, made of pristine pink Himalayan salt crystal, help clean the air in your home while also serving as a stunning, glowing home decor piece surely to strike up conversation. Visit to learn more and watch the video below.

Check out these unique and natural products! Go to and use code USFAMILY for 20% off.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Himalayan Salt Lamp for review. All opinions are my own.

Announcing Another Super Summer Giveaway from Teddy Bears Personalized!

If you didn't win Teddy Bears Personalized's recent summer giveaway, I have great news ... you have another chance! The wonderful people at Teddy Bears Personalized want to extend the summer fun by offering another giveaway.

If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you’ve probably figured out that I am a HUGE fan of the personalized bears and other plush animals (like the adorable giraffe above personalized to me!) from Teddy Bears Personalized. They make great gifts for everyone, from little ones embarking on a great summer adventure to thank-you gifts for grandparents who are welcoming us to their home. Personalized products are the perfect way to show someone how much they mean to us because every item is unique. To order from Teddy Bears Personalized, just…
  • Pick the animal. (Bears, dogs, bunnies, giraffes, monkeys and more!)
  • Pick the hoodie or sweater. (Every color of the rainbow!)
  • Specify a special name or message to be embroidered. (Personalize it!)
  • Select the personalized card. (All occasions!)
  • Enter the mailing address and payment information. (Great prices and free U.S. shipping!)
That's all there is to it! It's so much fun to design a wonderful gift for someone special. Visit and join Teddy Bears Personalized on Facebook, too. Then, read on to find out how you might win a free bear!


One lucky winner will receive his or her choice of a personalized Hoodie Bear or Sweater Bear from Teddy Bears Personalized! To enter, simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2016.

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Little Passports' Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to LEGOLAND Ends on July 31st!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Does your summer need a new adventure? Want to dance a little and make some waves?

Little Passports' summer blog series is continuing. Learn how to Hula dance with a fun tutorial and make your own waves with this hands-on science experiment! These adventures are sure to keep your young explorer moving and making!

If you missed Little Passports' earlier summer series posts, don't worry. Check out their blog to Discover the creatures of the deep and explore the Best maritime museums around the world.

Finally, don't forget, Little Passports is partnering with the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and Southwest Vacations to give away a family vacation that's #builtforkids!

Hurry! This Sweepstakes ends on July 31, 2016! Enter the Little Passports and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Sweepstakes today!

One Grand Prize Winner will enjoy:

  • A 2-night stay for 4 people at the LEGOLAND® Florida Hotel.

  • A family four-pack of tickets, good for use at the LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park + the LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park.

  • Round trip air travel for 4 people via Southwest Airlines® to Orlando (MCO) compliments of Southwest Vacations®.

  • (2) 12-month Little Passports subscriptions.

  • LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configuration, the Minifigure and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. @2016 The LEGO Group. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of USA, age 21 and older at the time of entry. Approximate retail value of prize $3787. Sweepstakes will be open from 7/1/16 at 8:00am PT through July 31, 2016 at 11:59pm PT. For complete details, odds, and official rules, Sponsors: Little Passports, LEGOLAND Florida and Southwest Vacations. 

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    "Ice Age: Collision Course" Is Now in Theaters! Enter the Wonder Scrat-astrophic Adventure Sweepstakes ~ Plus, a Giveaway for a $50 Visa Gift Card & More!


    Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

    Ice Age: Collision Course is now in theaters everywhere.
    Click here to get your tickets today! 

    Watch the Film Trailer


    Wonder Bread has teamed up with ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE to offer fans a chance to win great prizes. Don’t miss your chance to enter the Wonder Scrat-astrophic Adventure Sweepstakes; the promotion ends July 31! Click here to enter for your chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, CA and experience a Scrat-astrophic Adventure.

    Follow Wonder Bread
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    Visit all the ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE websites - #IceAge #CollisionCourse
    Visit the Official Site
    Like Ice Age on Facebook
    Follow on Twitter and Instagram
    Follow Scrat on Facebook

    One (1) winner from SUSAN HEIM ON PARENTING will receive:
    • Ten (10) coupons redeemable for one Wonder Bread product (loaf, buns, rolls)
    Ice Age back to school kit including a lunch bag, stationary set & more (shown above)
    • $50 Visa gift card for an ‘out of this world’ experience at the movies with your family

    Prizing courtesy of Fox and Wonder Bread.
    Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only.

    Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2016.
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    Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack as a thank-you for sharing this information and hosting this giveaway.

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win "I Love You Just Because," by Donna Keith and an Amazon Gift Card!

    Welcome to the Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island! I hope you’ll enter my giveaway for the wonderful prizes below and then hop around to the other blogs participating in this event for the chance to win more great prizes! For my giveaway, I am offering:

    I Love You Just Because, by Donna Keith

    About the book: Through adorable, cuddly art and fun rhyming text, I Love You Just Because will help little ones understand their parents’ love for them and that it doesn’t have to be earned. With playful artwork and the same friendly bear family you already know and love from Donna Keith’s first two books – I Love You All the Same and I Love You Even When – the sweet story of this book will touch you and your family and will remind you that family members love each other … just because.

    My thoughts: This is a beautiful board book with a soft cover that makes a wonderful gift for a special child or grandchild. It depicts a family of bears who are very different. Mama and Papa Bear are the parents of a polar bear, a panda and a brown bear! Polar asks his grandparents, “Is it okay that I don’t look like you?” And Grandpa reassures him, “I love you just because you’re you!” Panda wonders if she’s loved because she’s smaller than the others and eats bamboo, and Polar worries that he isn’t as good as the others because he can’t climb trees. In all cases, their parents and grandparents let them know they are perfect just the way they are! This book is especially ideal for families with adopted children, but it will help all children understand that they are special and loved for their own unique qualities.

    Facebook: @DonnaKeithAuthor
    Facebook: @TommyNelsonBooks
    Twitter: @TommyNelson
    Instagram: @TommyNelsonBooks
    Pinterest: @TommyNelson


    One lucky winner will receive a copy of I Love You Just Because, by Donna Keith, plus a $5 Amazon gift card! This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on August 10, 2016. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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    Now hop around to the other blogs participating in this hop for the chance to win more great prizes!

    Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase through my link. Hosts & participating hop bloggers are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Nine Lives: In Theaters on August 5th! Celebrate with This Giveaway for a $25 Visa Gift Card, T-shirt and More!

    In Theaters August 5

    I am so excited to see this movie! It has great stars -- Christopher Walken, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner -- and a cat -- my favorite animal! Nine Lives promises to be funny and touching, a wonderful movie to watch with the whole family. Read on to learn more about the movie, watch a video, and enter to win some awesome prizes!

    About the film
    Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His eponymous company FireBrand is nearing completion on its greatest achievement to date -- the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom’s workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and his adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman).

    Rebecca’s 11th birthday is here, and she wants the gift she wants every year: a cat. Tom hates cats, but he is without a gift and time is running out. His GPS directs him to a mystical pet store brimming with odd and exotic cats where the store’s eccentric owner, Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a majestic tomcat named Mr. Fuzzypants.

    En route to present his daughter with her dream pet, a bizarre turn of events finds Tom trapped inside the body of Mr. Fuzzypants. Adopted by his own family, he begins to experience what life is truly like for the family pet, and as a cat, Tom begins to see his family and his life through a new and unexpected perspective. Meanwhile, his family adjusts to life with an odd and stubborn cat, and his son David (Robbie Amell) steps up in ways Tom never expected.

    If any hope exists of returning to his family as the husband and father they deserve, Tom will have to learn why he has been placed in this peculiar situation and the great lengths he must go to earn back his human existence.

    Directed By: Barry Sonnenfeld
    Starring: Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, Jennifer Garner, and Robbie Amell

    Watch the “Who Needs a Litter Box” Clip!

    Visit the Official Site
    Like Nine Lives on Facebook
    Follow on Twitter and Instagram
    Follow Mr. Fuzzypants on Instagram

    Head to the theater on August 5th to see Nine Lives!

    One (1) winner receives:
    · $25 Visa gift card to see Nine Lives in theaters
    · T-shirt, Cat Tie, Cat Ears & Cat Sunglasses

    Open to US mailing addresses only. Prizing and samples courtesy of EuropaCorp. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

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    Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack as a thank-you for sharing this information.

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 23, 2016)

    I hope you're having a great summer! For those days when it's just a little too hot outside, come inside and enter some giveaways! Check out the terrific prizes up for grabs in the linky below, as well as on my right sidebar. Feel free to share this page with your friends on social media. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, we'd love for you to add it to the linky.

    Celebrate Summertime with Softsoap’s New Limited Edition Body Washes

    I love body washes because they always make my skin smell so good long after my shower. My favorite body washes are from Softsoap! I have so much fun discovering what new scents they’ve released and trying them out. Most of all, I love how smooth they go on, how refreshing they feel, and how pampered I feel after using them! This summer, Softsoap has introduced two new body washes that make me feel like I’ve spent a blissful day in the sunshine! They are…

    Summer Breeze

    with the refreshing scents of cucumber and melon

    Surprisingly, these two scents together make a wonderful combination. I have more pep in my step when I use this fruity wash!

    Coconut Splash

    with the invigorating scent of coconut milk

    I have to admit that I’m a coconut fanatic. Anything that smells like coconut makes me feel like I’m on vacation at a tropical resort, so I love this scent to help get me through a busy day!

    Both of these body washes are moisturizing, and my skin feels soft and smooth after using them. I hope you’ll give them a try this summer. These special edition body washes from Softsoap can be found at Walmart until September 2016, so hurry to get them before they’re gone! Visit Softsoap at

    Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples from Colgate-Palmolive to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

    3M Products from Shoplet for a More Comfortable Work Environment

    I have two offices -- one at the library where I work four days a week, and another at home where I do freelance work and blogging. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time at a desk, typing on a computer, so it’s important that I be as comfortable as possible. That’s why I’m in love with several of the 3M products available at Shoplet!

    Honestly, I never thought I needed a wrist rest with my mouse, but the minute I started using this product, my wrist was in heaven! I can’t imagine not having one now. It provides so much support for my wrist. It’s not rubbing against the rough surface of the mouse pad or desk anymore. It’s like resting my wrist on a pillow. I love, love, love it! In fact, I’m going to get a second one so I have one for both of my desks. I just can’t live without it.

    If you read my thoughts above on the 3M Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, I feel the same about this Gel Wrist Rest for Keyboards. I am a touch typist and was worried that this product would affect how I interact with the keys, but I haven’t had any problems whatsoever adjusting to having my wrist elevated while I type. And because my wrist is now straight instead of angled, it doesn’t get sore anymore after long typing sessions. It’s amazing!

    I love that this Monitor Stand from 3M is adjustable because we all vary in height and the size of our screens. This stand allows users to put their monitor at eye level, and at a height that is most comfortable for viewing. You can easily adjust the height from 1.7” to 5.5” in increments of 1.25”. And it comes in a sleek black color and design that goes with any d├ęcor. If you like your monitor high, you can easily store desktop items under the stand.

    All of the 3M products above, available at Shoplet, have vastly improved my work environment by helping me to be as comfortable as possible. The better I feel, the more productive I can be. I highly recommend them to anyone who spends significant amounts of time at a desk. Click on the product links above to purchase these items at Shoplet.

    In addition to the products featured above, 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. All opinions are 100% my own.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Sundown Naturals Vitamins and Supplements Are Available in Delicious Gummies for Adults! #EnergizedNRested

    Please note: The following blog was paid for by Sundown Naturals. The opinions expressed are based solely on the user’s own personal experience.

    It’s important to make smart choices about what we put into our bodies. Obviously, that means eating healthy foods, not overindulging, and staying away from bad habits. Many of us take vitamins and supplements to compliment our healthy habits, but not all vitamins are the same. We should be sure that our vitamins and supplements come from a company with high standards, like Sundown Naturals. Their high-quality products are made in U.S. facilities where they employ researchers, nutritionists and other employees who enforce quality control. In addition, Sundown Naturals’ production facilities are independently audited throughout the production process by UL-Registrar LLC, a leading provider of quality assurance audits. Most of Sundown Naturals’ products are even gluten-free, dairy-free and have no artificial flavors.

    I also like the wide variety of products they provide. Many people don’t like taking pills, but Sundown Naturals has many options to please all tastes. For example, many products are available in Gummy form! However, these Gummies aren’t for kids; they’re made just for adults. I received free bottles of the following Gummy products for review:

    B12 Gummies – Chocolate & Coffee Flavored

    To be honest, I wasn’t sure that I would like gummies in these flavors, but they were actually delicious! I take two gummies daily with a meal, and it’s almost like I’m having a little coffee or sweet with my meal! I also had B12 Gummies in assorted fruit flavors, and they were terrific, too. No need to dread swallowing a pill with these Gummies.

    Melatonin Gummies – Strawberry

    Occasionally, I have difficulty shutting down my thoughts so I can get a good night’s sleep, and that’s when I take two Melatonin Gummies in strawberry flavor. This bedtime treat is tasty and helps me to drift off to sleep. They’re a great choice for people experiencing occasional sleeplessness.

    There are many other products from Sundown Naturals that are available in Gummy form, such as Cranberry Gummies, Vitamin C Gummies, Probiotic Gummies and Calcium Gummies. Visit to see the full line of Gummy products for adults.

    And here’s more good news: Sundown Naturals does their best to keep costs down by utilizing efficient manufacturing, packaging and delivery methods so they can pass the savings on to you! To add to your savings, click here for a coupon to save $1 on Sundown Naturals products.

    Visit Sundown Naturals online to learn more about the company and all of the vitamins and supplements they provide. You can also follow them on the following social media sites.

    Like Sundown on Facebook
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    Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and this post should not be considered medical advice. Always consult your doctor before using supplements, especially if you have a medical condition.

    Disclosure: I received all of the above products I talk about for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Celebrate the Arrival of "Ice Age: Collision Course" on Friday with This Back-to-School Giveaway! #IceAge #CollisionCourse

    20th Century Fox
    In Theaters Friday

    Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

    Director: Michael Thurmeier
    Co-Director: Galen Tan Chu
    Producer: Lori Forte
    Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Strahan, Melissa Rauch, Neil deGrasse Tyson

    ENJOY THIS VIDEO: "Buck Is Back": Where there’s a Buck, there’s a way

    All heads on deck! Get your tickets to see Ice Age: Collision Course in 3D, in theaters Friday.

    Enjoy these photos of some of the Ice Age: Collision Course characters and the actors who voice them!

    Ray Romano as the voice of Manny

    Queen Latifah as the voice of Ellie

    Wanda Sykes as the voice of Granny

    Nick Offerman as the voice of Gavin

    Visit Ice Age online:
    Visit the Official Site
    Like Ice Age on Facebook
    Follow on Twitter and Instagram
    Follow Scrat on Facebook

    Mark your calendar! Ice Age: Collision Course arrives in theaters Friday! Let's celebrate with the following giveaway...


    One (1) winner receives:
    · $25 Visa gift card to see Ice Age: Collision Course in theaters
    · Back to School prize pack including a Notebook, Pen, Stationery Set & Lunch Bag

    Open to US mailing addresses only
    Prizing and samples courtesy of 20th Century Fox

    Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

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    Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack as a thank-you for sharing this information.