Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Labels: #FrankenPet, PicMonkey
PicMonkey and Rover have teamed up to bring you a frightening contest! Enter the #FrankenPet contest and you could be 1 of 6 winners (3 grand prize winners and 3 runners up) in different categories like Creepy Canines, Scaredy Cats, and Other Beasts. The prizes available include GoPro Hero3, gift cards, and a year of PicMonkey Royale!
Pet costumes are optional, as you can see from our furry witch there. But hurry - you only have until Halloween night (October 31st) to submit your photos by using the hashtag "#FrankenPet" on these social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. You can submit as many as you want! Here is another date you might want to write on your calendar: November 5th. That is when all the winners will be announced.
So, ghoul luck and happy haunting! (That was a terrible pun, I know.)
Enter the #FrankenPet PicMonkey Halloween Photo Contest! » Permalink | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Labels: Salba Chia, Salba Chia seeds
I was NOT compensated for this post. I received a FREE item to facilitate this review. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.
I vowed that I would get healthier this year, and I knew that included using things I've never used before. I've heard of chia seeds, and have seen recipes on Pinterest, but never thought of using them myself. I just didn't know enough about them.
When I was asked if I wanted to give Salba Chia seeds a try, I wasn't so sure how it would go over with my family. You know me, I'm willing to try anything once. But my family can be picky sometimes. But I knew we need to include something new (and healthy) into our diets, so I agreed.
Salba Chia is the premium chia seed to have! Their chia seeds are considered a "nutrition powerhouse" with plenty of protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and Omega-3s. They are also super versatile, where you can use them in recipes, add to snacks mixes, or just by themselves. They are also gluten free and non-GMO certified!
So what did I think? I have never had anything like it! They don't have any flavor themselves, so when you have them as a snack, you're just eating them to the nutritional value. But they are filling! They taste wonderful in creamy peanut butter! The soak up the peanut butter flavor, and add a crunchy element, which makes for a nice peanut butter sandwich.
And they did add some nutrition to my diet, which is important, because sometimes no matter how "healthy" we eat, we just sometimes don't get the proper nutrition we need.
Salba Chia is available in pouches, boost packets (which are my favorite way to eat them as a snack), and bottles. Prices vary.
You can follow Salba Smart on Facebook and Twitter.
Salba Chia offers powerhouse nutrition! » Permalink | Saturday, October 18, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Labels: Melody Road, Melody Road review, Neil Diamond, Neil Diamond review
Have you ever sung “Sweet Caroline” while running errands or watched fireworks with “America” playing as a soundtrack? Neil Diamond songs are in the fabric of your life.
Neil is one of the world’s best selling artists with over 125 million albums sold to date! WOW! Add an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and you've got a real superstar.
The always-loved Neil Diamond is back with a new album full of great songs that everyone is bound to love as well! Melody Road is imbued with heartfelt songs and passion. According to Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett, "...Melody Road are imbued with the wisdom of a man reflecting on life's experiences while still looking forward on the road ahead of him...".
You can pre-order Melody Road on iTunes and Amazon. The album officially releases on October 21, 2014. After that date, you can order the album from either link.
Be sure to follow Neil Diamond on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!!
Guess what? I love Neil Diamond. My mom loves Neil Diamond, and it should be surprise that her favorite music rubs off on me. I even listen to Barry Manilow and Lionel Richie! Anyways, guess what? This lover of Neil Diamond was able to listen and review Melody Road before it comes out! I usually rate each song, but there are 13 (yikes!) songs on this album so I think I will give just a general rating. Sound good? Okay. Here we go -
I have heard, ever since I was little, quite a few Neil Diamond albums (thanks to my mom), and this one did not disappoint! After listening to all 13 songs, I can tell that the man in this album knew where he stood in live - and love - and where he didn't. I already have a few favorites like Melody Road, Sunny Disposition, Nothin’ But A Heartache (especially since I recently had my heart broken). Some I didn't care for like Alone At The Ball and Seongah and Jimmy. I give the whole album a 4.5 out 5. Glad to see he’s back with new music!
(Note: If any readers would like to see my ratings for each song, I can send it to you upon request. Just e-mail me and ask.)
Neil Diamond is back with #MelodyRoad! #O2O » Permalink | Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Earn 800 Swagbucks with Julep! » Permalink |
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Labels: crafts, halloween crafts, pumpkin crafts
This year, it is all about pumpkins! So I came up with 5 pumpkins crafts that are not only family-friendly (even with older children), some are kid friendly for little fingers!
1. Pumpkin Duct Tape Treat Bag from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
2. Pumpkin Suncatchers from Here Comes The Girls
3. 5 Little Pumpkins from All Kids Network4. Pumpkin Jars by Making of a Mom
5. Easy Hanging Jack-o-Lantern by The Polohouse
Which one is your favorite? I love the little jars and they look so versatile!
5 Pumpkin Crafts that's fun for everyone! » Permalink | Wednesday, October 15, 2014