Thursday, July 20, 2017

Back to School Savings Made Easy

The below content is sponsored. 

Who is with me?  Back to school shopping has to be one of the most horrific events EVER!  The lines, all the choices, not finding the exact item your child wants and the list goes on and on.  And I almost forgot to mention the embarrassing temper tantrums.

Two years ago I decided to take charge of this dreaded time of year and haven't looked back.  Actually I have continued to look forward and find ways to stream line the whole online shopping process and in turn save my sanity and a lot of money too.

Who is interested in learning a big secret to my back to school shopping savings success? One of my biggest secrets is using Groupon.

If you are not familiar with this Free Online Service ... Groupon offers a one stop location for free coupons and discount codes that you can use on different online shopping sites as well as restaurants, hotels and more.

My current favorite on Groupon is Walmart. They offer 80+ coupons and you can even sign up for alerts so you don't miss any great savings.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

NOVICA Fair Trade Artisans make for unique gifts

Disclaimer: NOVICA provided me with a gift card to purchase a product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product and giveaway.

I love NOVICA and want to show you the amazing products I received from a great promotion I participated in back in November.  There were so many beautiful choices but I went with my favorite artist from a few years ago.  His name is Victor Hugo Lopez.  Before I reveal what I received...check out the beautiful gift wrapped packages!

 This is actually how my order arrived.  I am in love. 
 And even a personally signed card from this gifted artist.  Victor Hugo Lopez's biography which is found right on the NOVICA site is very touching.  Here is an excerpt  :  "I really enjoy my work and, over the years, it has let me take my designs far beyond the borders of Guatemala. I am so proud of the resources we have here. 

"I'm grateful to Novica for the opportunity to have a window to the world through the web page. I'm also grateful to you, the shoppers, for making your homes a cultural showcase for artisans like me, who live and dream of our work."

 I selected the Forest Kitchen Ceder Spatula set and a beautiful sugar bowl and spoon that matched a bowl I received hand crafted by Victor Hugo Lopez years ago.  

And let me tell you this artist continues to take pride in each piece of work he crafts.  Thank you NOVICA for allowing artists to blossom!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Treat from The Lovely Candy Company Co.

Disclosure statement: I will be receiving free products from The Lovely Candy Company/US Family Guide for sharing the following information

The Holidays always make me think about all the special treats to enjoy with loved ones.  And sometimes it is wonderful to find that one candy company which creates such lovely products and in turn become a family tradition.

I just stumbled across The Lovely Candy Company today and I can't wait to try some of their treats.

The Lovely Candy Company makes premium, consciously crafted candies for consumers looking for indulgent treats which offer the best ingredients available. Lovely candies are all natural, certified gluten free, tested non-GMO, certified kosher and contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients.

They have Chewy Caramels, Fudgee Rolls, Fruit Chews with real fruit pieces, and Gluten-Free Licorice. A great treat for you and a fantastic treat for the whole family. Live Life Lovely! Get your Lovely Candy for the Holidays TODAY.

I can't wait to try them!!!  

Friday, November 13, 2015

$25 Gift Card Giveaway from NOVICA / National Geographic Fair Trade Gifts Ends 11/24

Disclaimer: NOVICA provided me with a gift card to purchase a product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product and giveaway.

Let NOVICA help you Spread Happiness this holiday season and beyond.  As NOVICA's mantra is "Spread Happiness".  And they are able to do that by creating opportunities for artisans around the world by building a completely new system to connect them to the customers seeking their beautiful creations. I love seeing and experiencing Fair Trade in action! 

And oh my, the unique and beautiful creations that are available on NOVICA's website.  Look at some of the amazing gifts I personally found on NOVICA.
This hand carved sculpture Nativity Scene would be a perfect addition to your Christmas celebrations.  

And here is another one of my favorites!
Oh, Gift for her ... or should I wish gifts for me.  Created by one of my favorite artists Victor Hugo Lopez, a dip painted, hand carved wooden mortar.

The NOVICA system is built around a basic concept: Create an efficient market by reducing the multiple layers of middlemen. By doing so, the NOVICA system allows for artisans to make more and customers to pay less.

So with that happy thought....

Who wants to win a $25 Gift Card to NOVICA?

Just simply reply to this post in the comments section the item you would purchase if you win!  I can't wait to see what you would pick! Giveaway ends on 11-24-15.

Don't worry if you are not the lucky winner you can use the code "Save7Novica" to save $7 off your 1st purchase.  

NOVICA is making a huge presence all over social media!


Congrats Winner - Madeline B  "I'd choose the blue lotus blouse—so pretty!"

Think outside the Holiday Box with ClubsGalore

Disclosure statement: I will be receiving free products from ClubsGalore/US Family Guide for sharing the following information.

The holiday season is upon us and I love being able to get fun and unique gifts to family and friends.  And how about thinking outside the gift box this year.  Why not try something fun and new that will keep on giving throughout the year. Have you ever heard of ClubsGalore?  I just have the opportunity to look over their amazing website and all I can say is Wow!  So many different choices.

Gourmet Snacks!

And look at this!!
Dessert of the Month!  I am in heaven!!!

ClubsGalore Gift of the Month Clubs are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion for more than just one day. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, thank you, retirement, or other special event, the multi-touch programs allow you to show that special someone you care - again and again.

$10 OFF - Ten Dollars off any gift with code: Gift10 at - Gift of the Month Clubs PERFECTED.

What gift would you like to receive?  

Monday, October 26, 2015

Love Cooking Company Pans in time for Holiday Baking

Disclosure statement: I will be receiving free products from Love Cooking Company/US Family Guide for sharing the following information.

Love Cooking Company has set out with a mission to make baking a simple task. Partnered with some great names in the baking and entertainment industries, Love has crafted bakeware that helps you easily achieve the best-looking baked goods on the table, from filled cakes to bite-size desserts and more.

The PushPan is a 100% watertight and leak-proof cake pan with a patented silicone-lined removable base making it perfect for cheesecakes, pies and more! An alternative to a spring-form pan, you simply place the pan on something sturdy, press the sides down, and voila - the perfect cake! The PushPan also comes with a 25 year warranty

The Mrs. Fields Cutie Cakes pan creates 48 bite-size cakes when you need a small amount of something sweet. It's ideal for savory options, like mini corn dogs or potato pancakes. After you create your tiny treats, just pop the pan in the dishwasher.

The Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip is the easiest way to make a layered cake and create a surprise center that everyone will love. Once you bake your cake, add filling to the side with the large opening, place the non-filled layer on top, and enjoy! Plus, the pan is dishwasher-safe, making clean-up a breeze.

My Readers receive 10% off your entire order - Love Cooking is inviting you to take 10% off your entire order on with the promo code LOVE10. 

For a limited time only.

For details on this and other special offers go to .@usfg

Stay Connected with Love


Monday, December 8, 2014

Passing on the clear skin tradition thanks to Clearasil #ClearasilMom #MC

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Clearasil . I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #sponsored

As a mother of three boys that are growing up way too fast, I find myself remembering life experiences from my childhood....which are triggered by things that are going on within their daily lives.  Some of my memories are very fond, others are not so much.

One vivid memory from my childhood is acne!  And let me tell you - that was NOT a great experience in the beginning.  I still cringe thinking about all the mean words that were said like, "pizza face", "puss pocket" and many other things I can't even bring myself to type.

My mom knew how much my acne was affecting my life and bought some "stuff" at the store that was suppose to help with my acne.  That "stuff" was called Clearasil.  And let me tell you it did amazing things to my face and cleared up my acne!  

So now that my oldest son is growing up and his hormones are in full swing - and what goes hand in hand with hormones...yes acne.  

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Clearasil would still be an acne treatment option.  But I was so pleased to see this product was still being sold and even with new options like the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Gel Wash and the Clearasil Daily Clear Hydra-Blast Oil Free Face Wash.

I couldn't wait to introduce this daily skin care regimen to my son and wait to see the results.  The results both on the outside and the inside(his soul and personality).  So when our free Clearasil products arrived so did our new and long term adventure for acne free skin.  

He loved that the daily use Clearasil Daily Clear Hydra-Blast Oil Free Face Wash didn't smell all girly.  As it has a nice clean fresh scent that is perfect for anyone.  He found it easy to use in the morning, as all he has to do is wet his face down and use his hands to apply a thin layer on his face and then rinse.  It is so quick and easy!  

You can use the Hydra-Blast up to 3 times a day, but we found using it in the morning and before bed worked great for his skin.  It didn't make it dry and keep the oil in check.

As mom is has been great watching my son's self confidence improve as he completion has cleared up .  So far we haven't had to use the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Gel Wash.  I learned by checking out the Clearasil website, this product is to help manage acne prone skin areas and breakouts.  So we are ready when that time comes.  Thank you Clearasil for standing the test of time and making a huge different is so many young and older peoples lives.

I am proud to be a #ClearasilMom and can't wait to share my love from the roof tops and social media, of course.  Like Clearasil's Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Funley's Delicious Snacks GMO Free treats and coupon for Halloween

Disclaimer: I was provided  free samples of  Funley's products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

 Yes!!!  Halloween is right around the corner and it is time to think outside the candy box and come up with a new, healthy, delicious and creative treat giving option.

And I have a great idea thanks to Funley's Wholly Granolly Clusters and Super Crackers.  We are already huge fans of the Funley's Delicious and their Natural Food choices (GMO Free and No artificial anything!) . 

So what could be better, than to share the love this Spooktoober with other ghosts and goblins?

And get this.... if you are ready to jump on this fun bandwagon for Halloween and beyond....don't miss out on a Huge coupon opportunity that ONLY last from today (10-21-14) until 10-23-14.  You can save $1 by visiting Funley's Delicious Facebook page.  The coupon offer is pinned to the top of the page while the promotion is active. 

So what are you waiting for?? Go get your coupon that is good at Target.

And not only will you find a coupon link on Funley's Delicious Facebook page it looks like they are starting something called the "Big Mouth Bucks Halloween Sweepstakes".  I can't wait to learn more!

I was so busy sharing my Frightfully healthy Halloween treat option, I better tell you more about Funley's Delicious. 

1st of all their products come in great portion controlled packaging.  I love that feature as a Mom - it is easy to make sure my boys aren't overeating and it is so convenient to carry along anywhere.  And to give out as  Halloween treat.

Second is Funley's Delicious has found a way to make a healthy snack option fun.  And their Funley's Delicious Website is just as much fun as their snacks.  Each of the a Super Crackers are stamped with a face on the crackers.

My youngest son has told me his favorite Funley's Delicious snack is the Pizza N' Stuff Super Crackers.

I tried them and what can I flavored, great crunch and fun to look at...What's not to like.? They also come in Cheddar N' Stuff, Ranch N' Stuff and Cornbread N' Stuff. 

And if you were wondering why the N' Stuff.  It is because there are Super Veggies tucked in each and every N' Stuff bite.

And if want something a little crunch and sweet.  You have to try the Wholly Granolly which is offered in three tasty options including Peanut Butter Pretzel, Wild Apple Berry and Double Chocolate Chip.
 What else can I say about Funley's Delicious products?  Well, I guess I need to tell you "BUY SOME"!  They are Delicious!!!

Funley's Delicious are very active on social media including:


Happy and Healthy Halloween!!!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just in time for the Holidays - Dream Team Pets

This post was created in partnership with Dream Team Pets. All thoughts and opinions are my own

The Holidays are fast approaching so I am on the prowl looking for new and exciting gifts this year.

And the 1st one I have found is called, "DreamTeam Pets".

Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep.

If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE

If you are interested you can check out the Dream Team Pets on Amazon with the link below.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars #Giveaway are out of this world delicious NON GMO #FigLove #NaturesBakeryPtc

This post was created in partnership with Nature's Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

How can something with a whole lot of nothings be so good?

I am not sure but Nature's Bakery Website explains how they have mastered the "a whole lotta No's to = delicious"!

The No's I am talking about are:

No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No Artificial Flavors
No Artificial Colors
No Artificial Preservatives
No Trans Fat

And the delicious Nature's Bakery product is the ......

Fig Bar

Which is offered in 10 different flavor packed combinations! 

Apple Cinnamon
Peach Apricot
Vanilla Fig
Vanilla Raspberry

These is not your Mother's Olde Fashioned Fig Bar!!!  Each package comes with two nice sized fig bars which are packed full of natural fruit filling.  The different fruit fillings match perfectly with the outer cake like cookie bar. 

Each Nature's Bakery Fig Bar is moist, flavorful and packed full of wholesome goodness!  My favorite flavor has to be the Peach Apricot, but my 9 year old son loves the Lemon. 

Nature's Bakery fig bars are so conveniently packaged for those on the go and even school lunch boxes.   And I love that they are NON-GMO Project Verified and Kosher Certified.  And they fit perfectly in to  my healthy choice lifestyle.

I am thrilled to be part of the Fig Fanatic's Program, or should I say my family and I are!  You have got to check out the Link to Fig Fanatic's Program and see how you can join and bring the #FigLove to others. #NaturesBakeryPtc

Who wants to win a 6 pack of Nature's Bakery Fig Bars?? 

I thought so...but don't just enter to win below - make sure to join the Fig Fanatic's Program - link is above.  Good Luck Everyone!!!