Friday, January 26, 2018

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (Jan 27-Feb 2, 2018)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky, which will carry us into the month of February! Check back daily to see what new giveaways have been added to the linky (and my right sidebar). If you're hosting a giveaway, feel free to add it to the linky. And don't forget to share this page on your social media pages so your friends and followers can enter, too. Have a great week!







Monday, January 22, 2018

Five Tips to Laugh More and Stress Less in 2018 ~ Plus Enter to Win Kathy Chlan's Book, "Maternally Challenged"!


Kathy Chlan is the author of Maternally Challenged: How My Special Needs Son Taught Me to Sack Up and Laugh! and the writer behind the popular website, Unfiltered Mom. More at www.unfilteredmom.com.

Who doesn’t like a good laugh? Or watch a movie that makes you belly laugh that you feel you could pee your pants? Laughing is so much better than crying. Can I get a holla from all the moms out there?!

Plus, laughing brings people together! And with what is going on in the world today, who doesn’t need a laugh. It also has so many health benefits. Like it lowers blood pressure, reduces stress level hormones, boosts T-cells, and gives good cardiac health. All while some of us need to wear Depends while doing it. Lol.

My mantra, in this roller-coaster ride I call “Motherhood,” is to just laugh 'cause it gets you through the day. Sometimes, everyday life can get in the way, and you get overwhelmed with what you have to get done. Let’s face it, as moms, we are extremely lucky to even get to pee by ourselves!

How can we pack more laughter into the day when tough times seem to conspire against us? As spontaneous the act of laughing is, you can set the stage for more humor in your life with these five tips:

1. Laugh with others frequently and always laugh at yourself - Don’t take yourself so seriously. Make a conscious decision when you wake up that you will be happy. Happiness brings on laughter.

2. Spend time with funny people - Get rid of the Debbie Downers in your life. Who needs the “woe is me” attitude? Surround yourself with people who have a light around them. I am not saying dump your friends who are the downers, just balance it with others who look at life differently.

3. Have a laugh-in! - Try taking a laughing meditation class or laughing yoga class. Yes, people, these do exist. It can release so much stress, and by the end of the class, you feel like a weight has been lifted off of you. If you have a problem, like myself, with a weak bladder, just wear the infamous Depends!

4. Laugh all the way to the office - Want to reduce stress? Instead of listening to news radio, switch the dial to comedy radio. Lift your spirits and arrive at work feeling relaxed.

5. Watch funny TV shows regularly - DVR those shows that will bring a smile to your face. If you watch them on a regular basis and they make you laugh, it is like free therapy. And who doesn’t like a bargain?!

So I say to the New Year that is here: You will not break us, but only hear our continuous laughter!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Maternally Challenged: How My Special Needs Son Taught Me to Sack Up and Laugh! by Kathy Chlan. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation or product samples for this post. The publisher or touring company is responsible for prize fulfillment.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cooking with Kids Is Fun with a Burger Press Patty Maker from Cave Tools ~ Plus a 15% Off Code!

It’s always fun to cook with kids and teens, and making hamburgers together is especially great. Most kids love hamburgers, and when you use a Burger Press Patty Maker from Cave Tools, kids can really participate by making the patties! One of my teenage sons and I recently got our patties ready for cooking, and here’s how easy it was:

We rolled the hamburger into balls.

We got out the Burger Press.

We put a nonstick patty paper (included) in the press.

We put the hamburger into the press.

We placed another patty paper on top followed by the top half of the burger press.

We pushed the top half of the Burger Press into the bottom half to make a perfect patty.

Now it’s ready for grilling!


The Burger Press Patty Maker from Cave Tools is very inexpensive, and you can save even more when you use the following code on the Cave Tools site:

Use Code BURGER15 for 15% off

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can purchase the Burger Press on Amazon and get free shipping!

Our family loves using the Burger Press Patty Maker. These perfect patties are great for making stuffed burgers, too. And the press can be easily washed in the dishwasher. I hope you’ll pick up a Burger Press Patty Maker from Cave Tools today!



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

Friday, January 19, 2018

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (January 20-26, 2018)

Welcome! Thanks for joining me for this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Check back daily to see what new giveaways have been added to the linky (and my right sidebar). If you're hosting a giveaway, feel free to add it to the linky. And don't forget to share this page on your social media pages so your friends and followers can enter, too.







Friday, January 12, 2018

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (January 13-19, 2018)

Thanks for joining us for this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Check back daily to see what new giveaways have been added to the linky (and my right sidebar). If you're hosting a giveaway, feel free to add it to the linky. And don't forget to share this page on your social media pages so your friends and followers can enter, too!







Thursday, January 11, 2018

Celebrate National Hot Tea Month by Entering the #IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes, Plus This Giveaway for a BeauTEAful Prize Pack!


Happy National Hot Tea Month! The great thing about tea is that there are many different types of teas and reasons for drinking it, whether you want to warm up, commemorate a special occasion, share a quiet moment with a loved one, or just savor a cup of deliciousness! Every tea drinker has a story to tell -- a unique way of enjoying tea, a special reason why they love tea, as well as their own preference for tea times and tea types.

To honor this beloved beverage and celebrate National Hot Tea Month, the Tea Council of the USA has launched its second annual #IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes to give tea lovers across the nation an opportunity to win $500 and a year’s supply of tea.

Entering is SO EASY: Simply post a photo, video or explanation of the unique ways, times, and places you like to enjoy your favorite tea -- specifically black, green, white or oolong -- on Twitter with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil for a chance to win! Click here to upload your image after you’ve tweeted.

Now, who wouldn’t love to win $500 and tea for a year? What a great way to start off 2018! Hurry to share your #IndividualiTEA by January 31, 2018, and then come back here to enter the following TEA-riffic giveaway!

GIVEAWAY

Let’s celebrate America’s love for tea with an awesome tea giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a beauTEAful basket filled with goodies and tea (obviously!). Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59PM EST on January 31, 2018.

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary product samples in gratitude for sharing this information.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (January 6-12, 2018)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I hope you had a happy new year and are looking forward to many great things in 2018 -- like winning some giveaways! Check out the great prizes up for grabs listed in the linky below and on my right sidebar. Feel free to share your own giveaways in the linky. And be sure to tell your social media friends about this page. Good luck!







Set a New Year's Goal to Enroll in a Florida Prepaid College Plan -- Use This Promo Code and Save!

This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.


Happy New Year! This is the time of year when parents often set goals for their family. This might involve future vacations, educational opportunities, job seeking, house hunting or many other things. But even if your children are very young, have you thought about adding college savings to your list of priorities for this year? Student loan debt has reached $1 trillion among Americans, but by planning ahead, you can help your children not be part of this statistic. Our family is proof of this! When my two oldest boys were babies, we bought both of them Florida Prepaid College Plans. We paid a small amount each month until they turned 18, and then they were able to use this money for college tuition. Thanks to their plans, both my boys received bachelor’s degrees debt free! What a wonderful graduation gift it was for them knowing that they weren’t starting their adult lives under the shadow of heavy debt.

If you live in Florida, getting Florida Prepaid plans for your children, grandchildren or other family members is a no-brainer. The younger the child, the lower the payments. And there are many different plans available to suit just about any budget. Plus, it only takes about 10-15 minutes to fill out the application. Do it while you’re enjoying your morning coffee or waiting for an appointment. But don’t delay too long because Open Enrollment closes at the end of February.


Here’s another great reason why this is the year to enroll… With the following code, you’ll receive $25 off the application fee at any time during open enrollment!

PROMO CODE:
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The Florida Prepaid College Board’s annual Open Enrollment period is Oct. 15, 2017–Feb. 28, 2018.

I have two more children who will be going to college, and you can bet that I also enrolled them in a Florida Prepaid College Plan. I know a lot of families who are stressed at the thought of paying for their kids’ upcoming college education, but I’m not feeling the same stress because I know that my twins’ tuition is already covered, just like it was for their two older brothers. (You can also purchase plans that will cover living expenses and other college-related fees.) I hope you’ll check out this incredible opportunity if you’re a Florida resident.