Thursday, April 30, 2015

#CerealWars General Mills Cereal and Star Wars #Giveaway

Cereal Wars is once again in full effect with General Mills and Star Wars teaming up for a fun tasty treat AND Star Wars Merchandise. 

For a limited time General Mills has hidden inside their cereal boxes,  six timeless movie posters featuring your favorite Star Wars films.

Star Wars and cereal fans alike can collect all six classic posters in each participating brand of General Mills cereals, including Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Trix, Cookie Crisp and Reese’s Puffs. 

Grab your cereal now because this offer is for a limited time only.

This is too cool! Who doesn't love cereal and I don't know anyone who doesn't love Star Wars!

Check out the #CerealWars Tumblr page that will be launching next week for more fan fun surrounding the General Mills and Star Wars partnership. Some of the photos are hysterical.

My kids love Trix so this box went in two days. My daughter has been eating them in a snow cone. Hmmm...interesting.

Enter for your chance to win two boxes of General Mills Cereal

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product. No monetary compensation was offered or received.

Greatest Hits From The 1900s To Now: True Tales Of The Last Century

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Greatest hits from the 1900s to now: true tales of the last century
Nonagenarian shares firsthand accounts in new book

BISMARCK, N.D. – With sites making a splash, there’s a renewed interest in understanding and learning where we come from and who our ancestors are.

“Four Score and More” shares a written history of one family through the eyes of just one of its modern descendants. Author LaVera Edick shares the stories of many lifetimes—including her own.

Edick offers memories of the 1937 opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor and many other historic events the 90 year old has witnessed.

Edick excels not only in the written word, but also in visual arts: she illustrated the book’s cover and also provided visual illustrations included throughout the book.

“Four Score and More” is a unique American success story, but offers something for anyone who has lived throughout the last century.

“Four Score and More”
By LaVera Edick
ISBN (softcover): ISBN 978-1-4669-7396-1
ISBN (hardcover): ISBN 978-1-4669-7398-5

Available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Trafford Publishing.

About The Author
LaVera Edick was born in 1925 and grew up in a Quaker farming community in Nebraska during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl days and World War II. She now lives in Bismarck, North Dakota, where she enjoys creating art. LaVera is grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 22 and great-great-grandmother of one. “Four Score and More” is her first book; her second book, “Cat Tales, Kitty Capers and More” is on the way.

Got A Sweet Tooth? Join The Candy Lovers Club #candy #snacks

Got Some Old Family VHS Tapes Laying Around? Don't Lose The Memories! Digitize


This week I have switched my family over to Colgate Total Oral Care and we are loving it!

We received the Colgate Total® Advanced Whitening Toothpaste, Colgate Total®’s New Gum Health Mouthwash, and the Colgate 360o® Total® Advanced Floss-Tip4 Bristles Toothbrush.

Colgate Total®’s New Gum Health Mouthwash features an advanced germ-fighting formula that forms a protective shield along the gum line and protects against bacteria. With twice-daily use, it’s clinically proven to deliver 45% stronger, healthier gums.

Product Benefits:
  • Fights plaque along the gum line
  • Kills 99% of germs on contact
  • 12-hour protection against bacteria that cause gingivitis
  • Freshens breath
What I Can Tell You:

The kids find it too minty or as they say "hot" however I feel that it leaves my mouth fresh and clean. I literally feel that I have thoroughly clean my mouth and knowing that it protects against gingivitis for 12 hours makes me feel really good.  I fill the cup to the bottom of the cap line and rinse for one minute.

Colgate Total® Advanced Whitening Toothpaste combines the proven 12 hour germ-fighting formula of Colgate Total® with an advanced whitening system2 that helps remove surface stains for whiter teeth and a healthier mouth.

Colgate Total® Toothpaste helps improve mouth health by effectively fighting dental plaque bacteria, strengthening teeth, and helping reverse gingivitis.

In 12 hours – reduces 83% more germs
o Fine DH et al. (2012) J Clin Periodontol 39:1056-1064.

In 24 hours – starts to fortify enamel
o Zhang YP et al. (2003) J Clin Dent 14: 23–28.

In 4 weeks – helps improve gum health

What I Can Tell You: 

My kids do not find it too minty. They both enjoy using it and we all feel that our mouths feel much cleaner after using. The fact that it strengthens teeth and fights plaque are my favorite reasons for using it. 

The Colgate 360o® Total® Advanced Floss-Tip Bristles Toothbrush is designed with a compact head and tapered bristles that provide 4x deeper reach. The purple-ended tapered bristles gently reach deep between teeth and along the gum line, while the cheek and tongue cleaner removes odor-causing bacteria.

What I Can Tell You:

The brush is by far the best of the three and my favorite brush ever. I received one and after using it two times I ran out and get one for the whole family.

The manufacturer price states it to be $4.49 but I was ripped off and still bought it. The store had it for almost $9.00 and still purchased three of them because it was that good!

We all know changing our toothbrush every 3 months for the best oral health. We do this and I will be buying the The Colgate 360o® Total® Advanced Floss-Tip Bristles Toothbrush again for all of us.

The reason it is good is because of the Floss-Tip Bristles. It really gets in there! You feel like you are hitting every spot and space on/in your teeth.

Using all three together definitely makes for a very, clean, healthy mouth.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products from Colgate-Palmolive for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered or received.

Mark Your Calendar: #MyLittlePony - Appleoosa’s Most Wanted – May 2

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC season 5 trotted out on Saturday, April 4, exceeding viewership records and marked the series’ top-rated debut of all time!

Season 5 is filled with surprises and special treats for viewers, including the appearance of celebrity guest voice Tony Award-winner Lena Hall, the series’ exciting 100th episode, fun holiday specials and several new, original songs soon to be fan-favorites. Viewers will be introduced to new characters and see background characters brought to the forefront for the first time, all as part of a journey that embraces such themes as individuality, coming of age, facing fears and achieving your dreams.

This Week’s Episode:
-Appleoosa’s Most Wanted – May 2 at 11:30am ET/ 10:30am CT / 8:30am PT
When notorious outlaw Troubleshoes Clyde returns to menace the Appleoosa rodeo, the Cutie Mark Crusaders realize that bringing him to justice might be the key to finally getting their cutie marks.

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Walk Down Memory Lane - Red Is The Color Of Pretty (Aug 2008) #memories

I love this picture of my daugter, it is probably one of my favorites. I love the way her hair is blowing and her great big brown eyes. She looks good in many colors but she looks beautiful in red.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Beautiful Skin Is Easy With Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream #anavitawrinklecream #couponcode

I have been having the best year as far as skin care goes. I have taken a real interest in maintaining and tweaking the foundation I created at the age of 12. My grandma always told me to moisturize and I took that advice to heart being a diligent user of moisturizer and in my mid 20's finally really using a sun screen whenever I went outside.  I spent a few years working for a dermatologist and knew that protecting my skin was as important as anything else I do for myself.

Trying Anavita has been a real find. I love it! It goes on easily but is thicker than a lot of my other moisturizers right now. I am not certain if that means it is better but I like how it goes on. I don't ever feel like I didn't put enough. Sometimes with my lighter ones I reapply until I can feel it on my skin.

I think this is great for men or woman. There is no noticeable fragrance making it a unisex moisturizer in my eyes.

The ingredients Hyaluronic Acid + Argireline (5%) + Matrixy are known to reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles. Currently I have fine lines around my upper lip and eyes and that is always what I gauge every cream against. 

The website says you will see results within 2-4 weeks and they will continue for another 12. I believe that in the past two weeks my skin is definitely firmer. 

I sent the Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream Amazon link over to my sister-in-law last week mostly because I believe this is a high end cream with a really great price and I know she loves her moisturizers. She didn't receive it yet but hopefully I can add her review here in a few weeks.

  • Non greasy feel
  • Great price
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Great for men and woman
  • Smooths skin
  • Hydrates skin
I definitely look forward to using this and watching my skin improve.

The company was kind enough to provide me with a coupon code for my readers:

coupon code: ANAMAY31

expires May 31, 2015

The coupon is good for $5 off a bottle of Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream and can be applied at checkout on

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pm5c7a3b81a677c639c76989610183c0e0

Neutrogena Naturals Has Changed My Nightly Routine + The Bravest Post I've Ever Done! #WipeforWater

I am sure you have seen these in the store. The pretty green packet screams check me out. I am a huge fan of Neutrogena products from way way back as a teen when I used to use the clear amber color Neutrogena soap. I loved them then and I love them now.

Their Purifying Make-Up Remover Cleaning Pads are literally my go to for removing my make-up at the end of the day. There is nothing that takes it off as well for me as this.

Since receiving a pack as a review right before Easter I have purchased two more packages.

What I love about them is that they already have everything I need in them to remove my make-up plus I don't have to worry about getting a drop of remover in my eye. I wear contacts and my eyes have always been sensitive. The wipe even has a little bit of exfoliating feel to it.  It really gets into every line, crease, hair and crevice and wipes it all away.

Now let me show you....

Here it goes, even my husband doesn't see me without make-up....

Removing all of our make-up is necessary for clean, healthy, skin. I love knowing that I have removed it all and can start with a fresh palette the next day.

Watch how fast it takes my make-up off with no mess around my sink or water all over my clothing. Yeah it happens! I am usually drenched when I wash my face at the sink AND I saved a whole lot of water!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Family Pack - 6 Tickets To The Bronx Zoo #Giveaway #NYisWild

New York City isn't just about the skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty it is also home to one of the best Zoos in New York; The Bronx Zoo. 

I haven't been to the Bronx Zoo since I was a little girl. I don't remember anything about it and really it is only a few miles away. What is my problem? I don't drive into the city! I seriously need to find some friends who drive!

This summer, the Bronx Zoo will turn NYC into a city-wide social photo safari by inviting consumers to learn about “120 Ways #NYisWild.”  The more people share their in-park photos using the #NYisWild hashtag, the more chances they have to win a trip to Belize, one of the locations where the Wildlife Conservation Society—owner and operator of the Bronx Zoo – does some exciting and relevant conservation work.

The “120” part of this acknowledges and celebrates 120 years of conservation since the founding of this organization, and 100 of the 120 ways take place in WCS parks: Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo & Queens Zoo.

Here’s what you need to know about #NYisWild:
  • To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a city-wide campaign called #NYisWild is turning our concrete jungle into a summer-long photo safari
  • New Yorkers can participate by choosing from 120 “wild” attractions around the city and capturing a photo of each for a chance to win irresistible prizes
  •  There are several prize levels available, including a special Grand Prize. Entry to win these prizes increases for hitting certain milestones (ex: Escape for 2 to Belize for completing 10/120 or Whale Watching Tour for 4 With WCS Scientists for completing 50/120).
  • From April to August participants can capture each attraction using Instagram or Twitter with #NYisWild and also hashtagging the number of the clue (ex: #NYisWild, #84)
  • Keep track of all progress on by logging in via an Instagram or Twitter account
  • Download the full list of all 120 attractions and have fun exploring! Direct download link here:

Spring weather is here, #NYisWild is the perfect way to spend a day out in the great New York City! There is an exclusive discount for 20% off all tickets purchased only through This site also serves as the only destination for all news and information about this exciting new campaign. Be sure to check it out and have fun taking part in all of the #NYisWild activities!

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was offered. Tickets will be mailed to a US Winner at the end of the giveaway.