Friday, August 31, 2012

Patty Reed Designs Shopping Tote Giveaway

Welcome to the 
Patty Reed Designs
 Shopping Tote Giveaway!!!!

~Have you always wanted a better option at the checkout besides paper or plastic bags? Then you need a Patty Reed Designs Shopping Tote! These Totes are made from recycled plastic bottles, and are easily sanitized and cleaned. They have collapsible interior pockets to keep your items separated. Not to mention the sturdy bottom to support the weight of your purchases, and a snap closer to keep those items safe. 

Patty Reed Designs Shopping Tote Review

I am sure you have all been asked the question, "Paper or Plastic?" while checking out at your local store. Whatever your answer may my opinion there's a better alternative, a Patty Reed Designs Shopping Tote

We have all seen reusable shopping bags, and I'm sure you all had some of the same issues I have found with them. They can't hold much weight. How in the world do you keep them clean and sanitary? Not to mention, They aren't that appealing to the eyes.... or you just don't want to use a bag with one stores name on it at a different shopping center. 

That's where these adorable Shopping Totes come into play!!! Patty Reed Designs has stylish totes to meet anyone's personal taste. All of the Shopping Totes are really cute and fashionable!!! They have a sturdy bottom with extra pockets on the sides to keep your purchases separated. The best part, they are made from recycled water bottles and other plastic, which makes them easily sanitized. The Shopping Totes can also be recycled themselves, which makes them an excellent "green" choice!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Learning by the Lake

This past weekend we were able to take a trip to Missouri for fishing on the family lake. We love going and spending time unplugged from everything. Sometimes it is so nice to just kick back and relax!

Even though we were on a mini vacation, the kiddos still got some great learning time in. Nature makes a wonderful text book, and we saw lots of interesting creatures and plants.

I, of course, Lesson Plan, and have detailed assignments for most days of our school week. Sometimes though I make myself just toss them out. Learning isn't only in the books and worksheets, but also in life. You can learn about fish and reptiles in a book, but it's so much more interesting to examine a fish and take pictures of one in person. You can learn about water snakes and lizards or you could check them out in person. {from a distance on the snake part for me =)}

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hicural Review

We all know how annoying those hiccups can be.... not just to our kiddos either. When I get the hiccups, they really hurt. Now I'm sure you have remedies, or really just things you do to try to get rid of them.
  • Taking a drink
  • holding your breath
  • trying the old time fav.... Having someone scare them away for you.
  • or my families trick- a teaspoon of sugar, spin around 3 times (to the right) and bow to the East.
Not really sure why the bow to the east part (or really any of it.. LOL), but that's what my Mom always had us do. My sister and I enjoyed the teaspoon of sugar, so we always complied! =)
Let's face it though.... all the tricks and crazy weird rituals, don't always work. That's why when I heard about Hicural, the new shape of hiccup relief, I just had to check it out. Hicural was created by CEO and founder Chuck Ray, who actually came up with it by accident. Then after perfecting the new shape of hiccup relief released Hicural to the public, so all of us can find fast relief. 

Gutzy Gear Giveaway

Welcome to the Gutzy Gear Giveaway!!!


Gutzy Gear is an awesome accessory for your children's backpacks! The Gutzies (patches) attach to the straps! What better way to personalize a backpack than with these adorable little Gutzies! They simply velcro on, so your kids can decorate their packs in their own personal style. 

~Check out my review of Gutzy Gear if you would like to learn more and see what I thought about them... HERE

Now who's ready to enter! =)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mia Mariu $400 Shopping Spree Event

Welcome to the Mia Mariu 
$400 Shopping Spree Giveaway Event 
brought to you by The Pitch List!!!

Mia Mariu, is a natural health and beauty product company. They offer everything for a well rounded beauty regime. A Botanical Beauty line to work in harmony with your skin naturally. These products include anti aging serums and treatments to transform the look of your skin. They also carry.... foundations, powders, concealers, bronzer, blushes, eye shadows, mascaras, lip liners, and even a fragrance! The two other lines they offer are what I was sent to review- Hydrating Stick Gloss and  Luminous Lip Gloss. To check out my review go HERE! =)

Now who would like a $400 Shopping Spree for these products to "Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty"?!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

MONEY MAKER At Walgreens Starting 8/26

By combining Walgreens store coupon with a few coupons from the Savings Center, you can score some FREE Velveeta Shells and Cheese starting on Sunday (8/26/12).
 (plus $ Maker if you have access to 3 computers)

Here's the deal -
Walgreens sale price= Velveeta Shells and Cheese 2/ $4. Right now if you purchase 6-9 Qualifying Kraft Food items at Walgreens you will earn a $5 Register Reward. (Printed out after purchase)

Buy 6 boxes at $12

 Use 6/$1 off Velveeta Shells and Cheese coupons found Here in the food category.(This will take the total to $6) Print Fast these are now HOT COUPONS!!!

Then use the Walgreens store coupon for $1 off 2 Kraft Mac & Cheese Deluxe 14oz, Velveeta Shells & Cheese, 12oz or Homestyle Dinner 3.5 to 12.6oz .Found in September monthly coupon book. This will take off $3!!!!

That would equal 6 boxes for only $3 plus tax out of pocket.

Now you will get a $5 Register Reward..... Making this a $2 Money Maker!!!

That sounds like a great deal to me! =)

*Note you will need access to 3 computers to score this exact deal, but if you only buy 4 there is still a $2 Register Reward so they would be FREE!!!

~Thanks Wild For Wags

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School Supplies Giveaway

It is that time of year again, the true New Year, for the parents of school aged children.

Welcome to the 
Back to School Supplies Giveaway!!!

The Sublime Media Connection wants to help you 
send your children back to school
 with the supplies they need! 

One very lucky reader is going to win: 
  • 1-3 Ring Binder 
  • 1-4 pack Elmers Glue Sticks 
  • 1-4 oz Elmers Glue 
  • 1-3 pack dry erase markers 
  • 1- 5 pack Bic Brite Liner Highlighters
  • 1-10 pack Bic Mechanical Pencils 
  • 1- 4 pack ola Fashion retractable ball point pens
  • 1- 10 pack multi point Pencils 
  • 2 pink erasers 
  • 1-64 count Geddes Crayons 
  • 1-Plastic School Activity Box 
  • 1 Trailmaker Classic Clear Back Pack 

Mia Mariu Review

My beauty routine is pretty laid back. I love having a natural look, but I recently was given the opportunity to review for Mia Mariu, a natural health and beauty product company. 

They offer everything for a well rounded beauty regime. A Botanical Beauty line to work in harmony with your skin naturally. These products include anti aging serums and treatments to transform the look of your skin. They also carry all the regular beauty suspects..... foundations, powders, concealers, bronzer, blushes, eye shadows, mascaras, lip liners, and even a fragrance! The two other lines they offer are what I was sent to review- Hydrating Stick Gloss and  Luminous Lip Gloss.

Skoy Cloth Event

Welcome to the 
Skoy Cloth Giveaway Event
on Coupons and Lesson Plans!!!

~ Skoy Cloths are reusable Earth-Friendly Cloths made from cellulose of wood and natural cotton that is 100% biodegradable!!! They have many uses, and can replace sponges, regular cloths, and paper towels. They are durable and super absorbent= They can absorb 15 times their weight!!! These natural cloths can be sanitized by simply microwaving for 1-2 minutes, placing them in the dishwasher, or by tossing in the washer. To read more about these awesome cloths or how your Homeschool Group/ School could have a Skoy Cloth Fundraiser.... check out my review HERE.

Skoy Cloth Review

      Recently I was given the opportunity to review a product from 2 Stay at Home Moms, who looking to find a less wasteful way to clean, came up with the Skoy Cloth. Now what is a Skoy Cloth you ask? It is a  reusable cloth that can replace your wash cloths, sponges, and most importantly for a budget... paper towels.

The amount of paper towels my household goes through each year is pure craziness, and I was intrigued by the idea behind this product. An earth friendly cloth made from cellulose of wood and natural cotton that is 100% biodegradable, but also sturdy enough to last through multiple uses. Their website claims One Skoy Cloth is = to 15 rolls of paper towels. Since I'm always looking for reusable products that are earth friendly... I just had to put them through my household test!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sublime Media Connection's Bag Blaze Event

Bag Blaze offers customers fashionable handbags at unbeatable prices that are up to 70% lower than retail. 

~The selection is always changing at Bag Blaze with new deals starting everyday at 10 a.m. You will enjoy free shipping in addition to the huge selection. Bag Blaze also offers free exchanges for worry free purchasing.
Dana, of the Sublime Media Connection, had the pleasure of reviewing the Benedicta Satchel from BagBlaze. You will want to check out her review here

If you feel lucky... enter to win the Benedicta Satchel like the one that Dana reviewed!!!

Eraselet and Jasper Necklace Event

Here it is!!!

Welcome to the 
 Eraselet and Jasper Necklace Giveaway Event!

Eraselet is the bracelet that erases!!!

~What a perfect to keep you from searching for an eraser, and finish that  homework with your kiddos quickly! When the eraser is already on their arm, doubling as a adorable accessory, you will always be able to take care of those mistakes fast. To read more about Eraslets check my review HERE.

Now who's ready to enter for a 6 pack of Eraselets!!!!

**As a bonus, Eraselet is also offering a handmade Jasper Necklace on behalf of Beautiful Feet Global Outreach!!! 

Eraselet Review

How many of you have been helping your kiddos with their homework.... or like me, schooling at home, and they drop their eraser over and over again? Even worse they lose it, and you have to search for a new one! It can be so frustrating!!! Well, no more!!! I found a product that will stop that stalling technique perfected by most children.... Eraselet! It's a bracelet and an eraser in one!

Eraselet is a bracelet your can wear, and then when you need to erase a mistake just flip and pull with your thumb then erase to fix that oops! My kids put these Erasing bracelets to the test, and we all love them! They are very reasonably priced at $4.95 for a pack of 6 too. You can also purchase them by design for $1 a piece, and place custom design orders as well.

Monday, August 20, 2012

I Like Book Giveaway

Welcome to the 
I Like Book Giveaway!!!!

~The Sublime Media Connection recently had the pleasure of reviewing a wonderful approach to journaling called the I Like Book. This book focuses on the things we like, and has proven to be great tool for women, couples and children.

~In this post we want to share our reviews with you and offer you a wonderful giveaway.   

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Arctic Zero Event

Who is ready for a cool down?!!! 

Arctic Zero has a variety of flavors to satisfy anyone craving, but without all of the drawbacks!! This all natural frozen dessert does not contain lactose, gluten, or fat and it's low in calories!!! To read more of about Arctic Zero check out my review HERE.

 Now for the best part....Arctic Zero has graciously offered a to sponsor One Prize Pack to the readers of Coupons and Lesson Plans!!!!

Arctic Zero Review

Who loves icecream?!!!

 Oh I sure used to.... until I found out I was lactose intolerlant. Since that time I have learned to live without it, but recently I found out I didn't have to. Thanks to all natural Arctic Zero, now I don't have to skip the icecream! They have a tasty frozen dessert for those of us who can't eat the traditional icecream, and for those of us who are trying to make better food choices! I include myself in both of those categories. =)

Arctic Zero uses a blend of Monk Fruit concentrate and organic cane sugar to sweeten their yummy frozen dessert. They do not use any artifical sweeteners or sugar alcohols, and because of this blend it is also considered low glycemic!

Monday, August 13, 2012

I Like Book Review

Pick up your room! Don't slam your bedroom door! Please stop whining! 

 As parents we know our children have certain behaviors that we must correct, and well, I'll just say it, nagging is part of this Mommy's job. As a homeschooling Mommy I also have to say things like.... you need to check your spelling, Focus on your work not...., and things like,  "Stop daydreaming and do your math!!" 

I have heard the saying that for every negative, you should say so many positives, but sometimes especially when the kids are acting just wild and out of's hard to remember that. That's why I have fell in love with I Like Book created by Meredith & Lance J. Looney! This books helps you say and discuss something you "LIKE" about your child!

The book is simple to follow, and so effective in helping you connect with your kids. Here's how it fill in something you "LIKE"  about your child, and share it with them. You can do this everyday {for example, at bedtime} or even just once a week. This is such an awesome way to bond, and who doesn't like hearing what their parents love or LIKE about them?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Giveaway

Here it is!!!!

Welcome to the 
Cook'n Recipe Organizer Giveaway!!!

~Your chance to win a FREE copy of the Cook'n Recipe Organizer software.. $99.95 value!!!

Cook'n has helped me organize my recipes like never before, and with just a click I can find that recipe I was looking for. No more searching through cookbooks, recipe cards, magazine clippings or my bookmarks!!!

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Review


I have been dying to try out a program to help me organize my recipes. With the shear number of recipes I have bookmarked on my laptop.... I will never be able to remember what they are exactly. Not to mention all my cookbooks, magazine clippings, and recipe card files that are taking up space in my kitchen and dining room.I have been known to buy a whole cookbook for just one recipe I saw flipping through it.... keep in mind it was probably at a yard sale, but still who has space for all of these cookbooks even if I did get the whole book for cheap?!!! I sure do not.... that is why the Cook'n Recipe Organizer has been such a blessing to my space.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

HOT Coupons for Back to School Lunches

Right now in the Savings Center there are great coupons for all of those Back To School lunches!!!

**HOT** Save $. 75 on Smuckers Jelly and Jams - Food Category (should drop the price to below $1 at most stores for the small size)- Print your limit quick!!!

Just to name a quick few!!!! 

Hurry these coupons will probably go very fast! Everyone is stocking up!  

Happy Printing!!! =)


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Oasap Fashion Review

Recently I was accepted to be a Oasap Fashion Hunter!

Can not even begin to tell you how excited I have been to be able to review their clothing and accessories!

Know that I am not "model material".... but the best part about Oasap is anyone can feel like a model in their super cute clothes!

Since I'm more of a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl, I thought I'd pick a dress to review. Oasap has every style dress you can imagine, and I had a very hard time deciding which to choose. They are all so cute!!! The Ethnic Print dress is very comfortable and well made. It feels extremely soft against your skin. Think it is a great buy at only $28!

The accessories I chose to go along with this dress are surprisingly low cost but very good quality! I love the bracelets... all 3 are intertwined and just slide annoying clasps. Oasap has tons of in style and unique jewelry. There is a piece to fit every style, and their prices start at only $8!!!

If you are looking for that perfect accessory, pair of shoes, or article of clothing to feel like a model without the designer price tag.... go check out Oasap!!! My wishlist is out of control! They really have tons to choose from.
Feel free to PIN this using my link... HERE. =) 

*For all you bloggers-  I would like to invite you to join the Oasap Fashion Hunter Program where you can get freebies, in exchange for a post.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mara's Pasta Giveaway

Welcome to the Mara's Pasta Giveaway!!!! 

Mara's Pasta is a 100% Whole Wheat artisan pasta made with Maragrain. It has 25% of the daily fiber recommended as well as being a excellent source of protein. Great taste without the gritty or gummy textures other pastas have.

~To read more about Mara's Pasta check out my review HERE.

~Mara's Pasta has graciously sponsored a sample Gift Box, similar to the one I received for my review, for one lucky reader from Coupons and Lesson Plans.

My Yummy Pasta and Chicken Recipe

Thought I'd share a recipe my family loves. It's pretty easy and very.... you guessed it.... YUMMY! I made this recipe using Mara's Pasta's Spaghetti, but you could use your pasta of choice. (To read my review of Mara's Pasta go HERE

~The best part about this recipe is that it doesn't need a lot of chicken, because of all the veggies and pasta. Enjoy! =)

My Yummy Pasta and Chicken

  A healthy, filling and very yummy chicken dish with veggies, parmesan cheese, and pasta.
Prep time:
Cook time:
Serves-  4 (My family of 4 which includes 2 kids... usually has some leftovers)
Calories per serving: 347


Mara's Pasta Review

  We love pasta around my house. In fact, it's usually a part of most dinners! I have been trying to make healthier choices while shopping. Sneaking in better for you alternatives where my kiddos will not notice when I can. I have to sneak them in because if they even get a funny feeling something might be good for you.... they run screaming! {That's not a joke.... I should buy stock in hearing devices for my future! LOL}

While looking for healthier pasta options, I came across Mara's Pasta! This artisan pasta is 100% Whole Wheat, and made with Maragrain. This grain was developed to keep their pasta from being to gummy or the opposite, too gritty in texture. In just one serving you will get over 25% of your daily fiber. It is also an excellent source of protein...8 grams per serving in fettuccine, spaghetti, and penne (these are the pastas I have tried so far).  In a nutshell, they have perfected a pasta that my kids do not run from and I'm happy to serve them! 

7th Generation Baby Wipes Sample

Here's a Facebook Freebie!!! 

Fill out the form found HERE and receive a Free Sample of 7th Generation's Baby Wipes!!! =)

*It seems to be loading slow, so just give a few seconds. Patience is not my strong suit = I hit refresh, and it loaded faster.

FREE Haircuts at JCPenneys

For the entire month of August you can have your children's haircut at JCPenney's for FREE!!! 


As long as they are K-6th grade, just call and make an appointment at your local JCP Salon, or call 855-JCP-KIDS. 

This is a great way to save a little $$ on your Back To School budget!!! For more details go HERE

 ~Set up the appointments for my two kiddos this morning! =)

{Gives you a happy feeling when you start the day saving $$ doesn't it?!!} 


Thursday, August 2, 2012

ToiletTree Giveaway

Welcome to the ToiletTree Giveaway!!!!!

ToiletTree Products is a wonderful family-run company that offers unique bathroom accessories of the highest quality. Started in 2010, after becoming frustrated by bathroom mirrors that could not live up to the fogless claims. This company has grown and perfected the fogless mirror into the mirror they are now offering to the readers on Coupons and Lesson Plans = the Deluxe LED Fogless Shower Mirror with Squeegee!!!
If you would like to find out more about this awesome mirror, check out my review HERE!

ToiletTree Products Review- LED Fogless Shower Mirror

When I first heard of ToiletTree Product's Deluxe LED Fogless Shower Mirror with Squeegee, I wondered how in the world they could keep it from fogging up in the shower!!! We do not have a fan in our bathroom, and our vanity mirrors fog up every time. This could shave {haha ;) } some time off my hubby's morning routine, if he was able to see and shave in the shower.

Tom's of Maine Sample

Facebook Freebie

Go HERE to sign up for a free sample of Toms of Maine's new Deodorant/antiperspirant. You will need to "Like" their page, and then follow the directions to receive the Free Sample. =)

12 Weeks of Downy Unstopables Samples

Downy has a new sample promotion going for their Unstopables! 

Don't know about you, but I love the way these make everything smell so fresh!!! 

Go HERE to sign up.... The button for a FREE Sample is on the Downy Mission Unstopable page.... the second to show up for me, so just wait a second for it to load. Then click the sample button on the bottom right. =)

*Hurry these samples will go very quickly. This will reset every week from 7/23- 10/14... Limit one per household. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Almondina Cookie Event

If you are looking for a "Delicious Cookie Without The Guilt".... than look no further!!! Almondina is the cookie you are craving! With no added fat or cholesterol and low calories per serving, these cookies are a super yummy and healthy snack!!! 

~ If you would like more information about these cookies, check out my review here

Now for the giveaway details! 

Almondina Cookie Review

We have been on a "Let's get healthy" kick at our house for over 1 year now, and I'm always looking for a new recipe or food to try/ buy that is both yummy and good for you. I just found these crunchy cookies that are both healthy and yummy....Almondina- a Delicious Cookie Without The Guilt!!!

Almondina cookies are from Yuval Zaliouk's, a symphony conductor and gourmet chef, Grandmother's Secret Recipe.  These crunchy cookies are actually good for you! Yes, you read that right.... Unbelievably Almondina cookies do NOT contain any added fat or cholesterol! They are also kosher and lactose free (which I love because I am lactose intolerant)!!!

I received a sampler pack to try a few of the flavors for this review, and we have had the hardest time choosing which ones were our favorite! They are all so good! See I love crunchy cookies, and each of the flavors have their own unique taste. They all contain plump raisins and of course, Almonds. My husband and I decided our favorites were the Original Almondina, Gingerspice, and Chocolate Cherry, but Choconut, Cinnaroma, and Sesame were delicious too. With over 10 flavors and a few that are even chocolate dipped Almondina is sure to have a cookie that will make your taste buds dance! 

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