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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#ZalesForVDay Giveaway

 Tuesday, January 22nd at 12:00 AM PT to Thursday, January 31st at 11:59 PM PT.
Five (5) winners will receive a $100 Zales e-gift card. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Zales page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Friday (2/1) via the email address they used to enter.

Health & Wellness Buying Guide

Monday, January 21, 2019

Valentine's Day: Flowers #Valentines2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019


Fresh & vibrant - Kumana sauces are stunningly delicious on eggs and pretty much anything you love to eat. Crafted from veggies and fruits such as avocados, fresh onion, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic and just a splash of white vinegar, Kumana adds a punch of flavor to anything you’re eating.
Kumana is available in three palate awakening flavors:

Be Original: Truest to the Venezuelan avocado sauce that inspired the Kumana line.

Be Mango: Blends in mango puree which adds a hint of sweetness. Think of mango salsa.

Be Hot: Takes a splash of mango and finishes it off with just the right amount of habanero heat.
Check it all out at Kumana on Facebook!

New Year's Resolutions: Get Organized

Saturday, January 19, 2019


It's not magic, it's Rocketbook! And it is so freaking cool!

The Rocketbook Smart Notebook instantly connects and stores notes and doodles in the cloud with the free app. Blast pages to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Slack, iCloud, Box, OneNote iMessage, OneDrive and email.
I got the Everlast. The Everlast notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet is built for the digital age. Although it feels like a traditional notebook, the Everlast is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services. When you write using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, your writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper. But add a drop of water…and the notebook erases like magic.

Check it all out at Rocketbook on Facebook, as well as Rocketbook on Twitter.

New Year's Resolutions: Get Fit

Friday, January 18, 2019

New Year's Resolutions: Eat Healthy

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5amily Gifts

5amily sells high quality gift items that you can personalize and make unique to whomever you are gifting to! I got this cute mug, and I love it, for my pens at work. And I mean, really. Hayley IS always right! Wink wink!
This design in - Mug: High quality ceramic with glossy finish, Dishwasher and microwave safe, Unisex T-shirt: Pre-shrunk ultra cotton jersey, ultra tight knit surface, seamless double-needle collar, direct-to-garment photo quality printing, Unisex Long Sleeve Shirt: preshrunk cotton, ultra tight knit surface, double-needle stitching, taped neck and shoulders, quarter-turned to eliminate center crease, Cotton Tote: 100% cotton canvas. Self-fabric handles, Bag Size 14.5x16.

Check it all out at 5amily on Facebook, as well as 5amily on Twitter.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Family Game Night With Goliath Games

In the new year, make buyers remorse a thing of the past. Spend less and feel good about your purchasing decisions. Goliath is here to help with Rummikub, Sequence, Tri-Ominos Deluxe, and Mastermind. Stop spending money on costly activities and enter the exciting, affordable world of family board games. This one-time purchase encourages families to stay in, play together, and enjoy each other’s company for hours on end.
Mastermind is the world’s most popular code-breaking strategy game. Designed for two players, family members take turns being the Codemaker and Codebreaker. The Codemaker sets a secret code, then the Codebreaker must attempt to match the code using logic, deduction, and a little bit of luck. For 2 players, ages 8 and up.
Sequence is the game of strategy and luck. Play a card from your hand and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board. When you have five in a row, it’s a sequence. Look out for the Jacks – they’re wild! For 2-12 players, ages 7 and up.

Stick to your resolution this year and save with Goliath! Check out the collection at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers.

Since 1922, Pressman has been entertaining families for generations – from making Chinese Checkers into a craze that swept the nation in the 1920s to creating timeless classics such as Rummikub, Tri-Ominos, and Mastermind. Pressman’s iconic red boxes have introduced millions of Americans to the joys of Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage, Bingo, Dominoes, Mancala, and a host of other classic games. Pressman has helped youth discover the world around them with its classic toddler toys, such as Let’s Go Fishin’, Mr. Bucket, and Lucky Ducks. In addition, Pressman has been a leader in creating licensed games and puzzles based on the Diary of the Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Wheel of Fortune, and more. Pressman has promoted global learning with its STEM and educational products that encourage critical thinking, sequencing, problem-solving, and other fundamental skills.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tidy Cats Glade Winter Pine Cat Litter

Leave strong, overpowering litter box odors out in the cold when you use Tidy Cats Tough Odor Solutions Glade Winter Pine Clumping Cat Litter. The multi-cat formula works to keep your beloved cats' less-adorable creations in their litter box and out of your way. You won't find any odors in this winter wonderland!

This litter features TidyLock Protection to lock away ammonia, urine and fecal odors - leaving behind nothing but the warm, woodsy scent of a wintry pine forest. The 99% dust-free formula prevents messes around the litter box, too, while you refill them, and the powerful formula helps to lock in moisture. Cleanup is easy because the litter forms strong, tight clumps that are simple to scoop.

Give odors the cold shoulder and cure your wintertime litter box blues when you fill your cats' boxes with this litter solution from Tidy Cats. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Applying Pressure For Cleaning

Keeping your driveway clean and properly maintained can give your home a beautiful curb appeal that your family will enjoy and that people who pass by your home will enjoy. One way to keep it as clean as possible by removing dirt and stains that might settle onto the surface from vehicles is by using driveway pressure cleaning Jacksonville FL equipment that you can rent. You can also hire a company to come to your home to not only pressure wash the driveway but clean other details around the exterior of the home as well.

Begin by sweeping the driveway to remove any loose dirt and debris. A broom of any kind is usually suitable for this job, but an industrial broom tends to cover a larger surface area at one time so that you don't spend all day cleaning. Before you begin pressure cleaning, you need to place a protective barrier along the edges of the driveway so that the soap doesn't get into the ground. You should also protect your windows and doors by covering them with plastic just in case any pieces of debris get blown into them.

Make sure you read the instructions for how to properly operate the machine before you begin cleaning. Use a degreaser on the driveway so that it will be easier to clean grease stains from the surface. These stains are common on paved driveways, especially if this is where you park your vehicles if you don't have a garage. Even vehicles from visitors can leave behind small drops of oil or other liquids. Attach all of the tips and the hoses so that you can start cleaning with the soap and water. The equipment will have quite a bit of pressure, which is how it cleans the surface. Keep this in mind if you don't have the strength to hold the hose while cleaning. Rinse the driveway with water, sealing the surface for adding protection.

How To Choose The Best Landscape Designer For Your Garden

Choosing a landscape designer for your garden is a very important decision for homeowners. Having the right landscape can help to create beautiful gardens, make your summer enjoyable and increase the value of your home. The landscape design options that are available these days can help to transform your entire garden landscaping sarasota to make it a true extension of your personality, lifestyle, and home.

It does take some research to find the best landscape designer, but you will save a lot of money and time as a result and stand a better chance of getting the landscape that you really want for your home. Here are some useful tips to help you find the best landscape designer for your needs and wishes.

Review Your Options

When looking for a landscape designer, spend some time reviewing the abilities and portfolios of several different landscape designers. Most will have websites with samples of past work that they have done. Find out how long the landscaper has been in business and what their reputation is within your local community. Make sure the landscaper has experience in the type of landscape designs and services that you are interested in.

Check References

Ask landscape designers for references from past clients. Contact them and ask about the abilities, designs, and timeliness of the landscaper. Consider the range of projects that have been done by the landscape designer and whether they fit in with the type of garden design you are looking for.

Ask For Bids

You may receive a wide range of different bid prices for your landscaping project. Keep in mind that the lowest price doesn't always mean the worst work or the highest price the best. Also, never make your decision based on price alone. Experience, good customer service, and other factors should be taken into account as well. Easy to understand, detailed estimates should be provided by landscape designers, to help you find the best products for your design.


Make sure you meet with several landscape designers in person. Do they appear to be responsive to your individual needs? Do they seem impersonal or make you feel rushed? It is important to find a landscape designer that you feel comfortable working with who you feel will listen and respond to your needs and questions to ensure that you get the landscape design that you are looking for.

Friday, January 11, 2019

3 AC Problems That Mean Business

Air conditioners are machines that the overwhelming majority of us take for granted. With Electrical air conditioners have been around since 1902. Invented in the United States over a century ago, the United States remains the world's widest user of air conditioning. Statistics show that a whopping 90 percent of homes throughout the nation are equipped with working air conditioner units. Even though air conditioners are so popular here in the United States, we still struggle with performing our own unit repairs. Here are a few common problems that air conditioner units face.

Time to Add More Freon? There Could Be a Leak

Freon, also known as refrigerant, is found in every modern air conditioner. Refrigerant gets cold through the power of evaporation, believe it or not. To start, the compressor increases the pressure of refrigerant, causing the Freon to get hot. Next, the pressure of Freon increases, causing it to bounce around a long string of tightly-wound coils. This process turns Freon into liquid. Lastly comes the expansion of Freon via the air conditioner's expansion valve, causing it to cool down until it reaches its evaporation point. Air is blown over the coils, causing the output air to feel cold. In most cases, low Freon levels indicate there's a leak. Get a professional to fix this for you instead of wasting Freon and polluting the environment.

Dirty Coils

The coils mentioned above sometimes get dirty. If they're not cleaned, they won't work properly, resulting in warm or hot air being blown out of air conditioners.

Filters Mean Everything

Dirty filters lead to a plethora of problems. Some filters can be cleaned, such as in wall and window AC units, though most outdoor HVAC systems require brand-new filters. Change filters at least twice a year. Air conditioners are difficult to understand. After all, technicians do go to specialized schools to work on the machines. It's OK if you don't feel comfortable doing repairs like this yourself - trust an experienced air conditioning repair st charles il to solve your AC-related problems ASAP.

Monday, January 7, 2019

#WearFrenchToast Giveaway

Monday, January 7th at 12:00 AM ET to Thursday, January 10th at 11:59 PM ET.
Five (5) winners will receive a $50 French Toast gift card.
Users enter the giveaway by heading to the French Toast page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Friday (1/11) via the email address they used to enter.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Vitamin Friends - New For The #NewYear2019

Vitamin Friends’ Just Focus harnesses Phosphatidylserine (PS), a clinically proven nutrient, to support and improve mind and body performance in children and adults of all ages. PS is a building block of our body’s cells. It is responsible for communication between brain cells for maximum cognitive performance. Just Focus harnesses this nutrient to support a variety of mind and body health benefits in people of all ages.
For Cognitive Excellence
Lipids are a major component of our brains. A full 60% (dry weight) of our brain is made of lipids, and phospholipids are among the most important of them. Compared to other organs, PS is especially prevalent in the brain. For example, PS makes up only about 3% of liver and heart phospholipids, whereas it makes up 18% of the phospholipids in the brain. This high level of PS in the brain highlights its importance for proper brain structure and function.

For an Improved Exercise Experience
While PS is known mostly for its ability to help improve cognitive skills, there are also other benefits. Over the years, a number of clinical studies that tested the effects of PS on exercise showed that intake of PS enhances the exercise experience by improving several different outcomes. These include significant improvements to endurance (which can boost peak performance) and recovery, reduced muscle soreness.

For Mood Improvement
PS naturally eases negative moods that may occur from time to time in response to life’s stressors. PS, a natural lipid that is part of our body, is clinically proven to improve mood. It was shown to reduce the increase in a hormone,cortisol, which naturally occurs as part of the body’s reaction to negative mood changes. Your cortisol level increases when a you become gloomy or experience a low mood.

For Stress Reduction
Daily stress, whether caused by a mental or physical event or situation, results in physical effects in the body, one of the most noted being an increase in the stress hormone, cortisol. High levels of cortisol, especially over a long period of time, can have many harmful effects on the body, such as blood sugar imbalance and diabetes, weight gain and obesity, suppression of the immune system, gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular disease, and more.

Promotes Youthful Skin
PS benefits the skin via two mechanisms that are different but complementary to one another. The first mechanism found in animal studies relates to the way in which PS increases the levels of internal collagen production. Collagen is a protein which is the structural basis of skin. Reduction in collagen formation results in skin wrinkling, drying and deformation.


Sunday, December 30, 2018

NuWave Brio - New For The #NewYear2019

With the NuWave Brio, all of your favorite fried foods taste the way they should, without any extra fat. With no oily mess to soak and scrub, the NuWave Brio is the new and healthy way to enjoy fried foods without any of the guilt. The NuWave Brio can even save you money while saving you calories. No more wasting money on fast food or supplies for deep-frying at home. Instead, you can efficiently air-fry your favorite foods with less fat and calories but with the same great taste!
The NuWave Brio Digital Air Fryer comes with an advanced digital display that includes a digital timer with a built-in automatic shutoff function. Unlike other analog air fryers, the NuWave Brio has an advanced LCD display that tells you the exact temperature that your meals are being cooked at. There is no need to mess around with the analog dial or guess the cooking temperature. With the advanced NuWave Brio, it takes the guesswork out of cooking with its easy one-touch digital controls. The 6-quart NuWave Brio Digital Air Fryer is perfect for making large batches of your favorite fried food. It combines hot air with high-speed air circulation to cook quickly and efficiently. The non-stick fry pan basket is free of PFOA, safer and healthier than other similar products. Superior technology makes cooking with the Brio easy and fun!

Check it all out at NuWave on Facebook, as well as NuWave on Twitter.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Scepter SmartControl Gas Can - New For The #NewYear2019

Introducing a new generation of gas cans featuring the Scepter SmartControl easy pour spout! The SmartControl system offers customers ease of use in a durable design, with an added layer of protection. The SmartControl delivers fast fills without spills. The easy-push and controllable flow makes filling everything from lawn mowers to recreational vehicles a cleaner, safer, better experience.

Scepter was the first to introduce a blow-moulded polyethylene fuel container in the late 1950s. And, they were among the first to introduce a full line of CARB and OTC compliant fuel containers. Their environmentally friendly containers reduce smog-forming emissions and spills. Their Eco fuel containers provide self-venting, self-regulating spouts, and child resistant closure caps.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sign Here - New For The #NewYear2019

Sign Here by Gabrielle Djanogly

About The Book:
Endorsed by the Department of Effective Parenting and the Society for Creative Solutions, this collection of Very Official Forms offers a delightfully original way to help kids communicate their deepest feelings, desires, and secrets. It’s hard to apologize. It’s hard to say thank you. Sometimes it’s even hard to invite someone over for a birthday party. This cleverly designed, slyly bureaucratic collection of “forms” makes dealing with these childhood issues a great deal less awkward and a whole lot more fun. Issued in impressively official script and language by the Department of Regret, Remorse, and Reconciliation, the Union of Childhood Revenue, the Ministry of Dreams, and other indispensable offices, these forms help kids say some of the hard stuff: “I’ve eaten the last piece of…,” “You’re the best sister in the world,” “Thank you for buying me stuff I need,” “Thank you for buying me stuff I don’t need.” And, because it’s important to record even your most private feelings, there are forms to verify that one’s parents are, indeed, aliens; that the surprise birthday gift was not actually a surprise; that you had a really scary dream; and other conundrums not easily expressed in person. Highly adaptable to meet the needs and desires of any boy or girl, these forms can be endlessly photocopied - and of course filed away by parents and grandparents for future reminiscences and chuckles.

About The Author:
Gabrielle Djanogly is a milliner and writer of children’s books.