30 October 2012

Fall Garden Inspiration #Gardenieres

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It's Fall, time to get out in your yard and do a little updating.  Just because we are in the thick of changing weather doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to making your outdoors beautiful.  Find beauty in the Fall and replace your summer garden with a garden that will flourish this season.  From little projects that include changing out your soil with a fresh batch of conitnuous release plant food that will take you into Spring to mixing in a few fall peices to give your garden a whole new look. Remember all those beautiful gourds and pumpkins you are seeing.  Add a little eye catching beauty to your porch or your walkways.  

The folks at Miracle-Gro Miracle-Gro Facebook page have a fabulous group of green thumbs called Gardenieres.  The Gardenieres will inspire you to get out and garden.  With their know evergrowing knowledge of the do's and don'ts they are ready to teach us with how to's on youtube, facebook and in person.  

Watch this video and learn to create a Potted Herb Garden.


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Find the beauty in Fall and the outdoors with endless ideas and opportunities to watch your garden grow this with Fall inspiration and how to's with Miracle-Gro and the Gardenieres.



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14 August 2012

Haircut Coupon-a-thon for Back-to-School

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Regis Family of Brands for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Growing up my favorite time of year was the back to school season.  I looked forward to  getting new outfits, shoes, school gear and most of all I loved getting a new look. It was realy the only time my mom would let me try something new with my hair.   It's fun to start school looking new and improved from the year before.  The easiest and most fun way to achieve a new look is heading to the salon.  A new cut and style can do wonders.


The Haircut Coupon-a-thon is here with an amazing back-to-school offer.  Get $7.99 or $9.99 haircut coupons. The coupon is valid through 9/30/12 so you have plenty of time to get the entire family sceduled (yes, this offer is for adults too).  With over 4500 locations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico participating there is sure to be a location for you.

I am thrilled that SmartStyle Family Salon (located inside Walmart Supercenters) is a participating salon.  They offer full service haircare and are one of the best hair color salons in my area and with a no-appointments-needed policy, customers can just walk-in.


And don't forget: these services aren't just for kids! The offers are available for adults, too. Why not take the kids out for a day, get them a fresh cut while you pamper yourself with a new do too!

On a mobile device? To redeem your coupon: Touch and hold to save coupon image. Show coupon to your stylist.

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08 August 2012

Famous Footwear BOGO + 20% Back To School

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Do you shop at Famous Footwear?  If you haven't been in their you are missing out on the greatest selection of shoes for your entire family.  Dress shoes to gym shoes it's all under one roof.  With school fast approaching it's time you get your family over to your nearest location to do a little shoe shopping.  It's definitley a one stop shop.  One of my favorite things about famous Footwear is that it's not overwhelming the store is perfectly set up to find what you need and get out.

Right now is the perfect time to head over.  Don't miss out on the Buy one get one half off deal plus 15% off.  Now that's savings! BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon dedeem now through 8/18.

With three boys, I am all to familiar with leaving a store, feeling a little buyers remorse. I definitley take advantage of every deal I can score.  The BOGO plus 15% off coupon makes for guilt free shopping.  I can't imagine having to pay full price for something when you can get it for a discount.  I definitley pride myself on smart shopping.

 On the topic of savings, what if I told you instead of getting 15% off you coukd get 20% off?  Well, lucky for you this offer is real. Join the FREE Rewards Program - from Famous Footwear and for being a member you will get the 20% off.

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11 July 2012

SAVE San Antonio Vacation Experience for Less

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of SAVE for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Are you in vacation mode, yet?  Don't let the summer slip away from you without taking a family vacation.  As a native Texas girl and San Antonio resident, I can tell you  first hand San Antonio is the ultimate vacation spot.   And you can do it on the cheap.  Yes, a cheap vacation can still be yours.  Visit SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience for exclusive discounts, deals and limited time offers on San Antonio’s best hotels & resorts, theme parks, museums, shopping and so much more!  SAVE (the San Antonio Vacation Experience) offers over $600 in savings. 

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 I've blogged about lots of our San Antonio adventures from Sea World, the amazing thrills at Schlitterbahn water park and our many trips to the zoo to name a few.  If those don't spark your interest how about a day at the McNay Art Museum or heading over to Ripley's Believe it to learn about all of the cool, kooky and amazing world finds.  Enjoying your day exploring at the Alamo.  You can snatch up discounts to use at these experience's and more at SAVE.  Summer vacations can get pricey, but the SAVE program turns your San Antonio trio into an affordable one Limited Time Offers.


Follow @SAVEinSA on twitter and you won't miss a beat.  @SaveinSA keeps you in the know on all of the latest happenings in and around the San Antonio area. 


My ultimate San Antonio vacation would include staying at one of  the beautiful River Walk hotels, preferably the Hyatt Regency {use SAVE to score $125 to $289 off}.  Taking a breathtaking trip through the downtown.  My topplaces to see in San Antonio would include:

Tower of Americas {SAVE $2 tickets},

The Alamo {SAVE Kids (ages 3-11) $2 off; Adults $5 off}

Shopping at the Market Square {SAVE 10% DISCOUNT on a purchase of $20 or more}. 

Natural Bridge Caverns & Wildlife Ranch {SAVE $2.00 OFF admission tickets to each}

Fiesta Texas {SAVE Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Tickets}

Schlitterbahn {SAVE $2 off ticket}.


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09 May 2012

Bloom.com Las Vegas Luxury Spa Weekend for 4 Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bloom.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Here is an amazing opportunity to win a Luxury Spa Weekend for you and 3 of your girlfriends in beautiful Las Vegas.­ This is an all expenses paid trip and stay at the luxury 5 star Aria hotel!  Free flights, hotel and beauty treatments... oh my! Win a spa vacation for 4 girlfriends!

So who is Bloom.com? Bloom is the social beauty network ­that is revolutionizing the way that women find and buy the right beauty products.  Bloom.com is free for everyone to join and allows you to find must have products, unbiased product reviews products personalized for you beauty matches and the hottest trends around the social world.  Bloom has 10,000 beauty products from 150 plus of the top brand names around.  All  purchases made on Bloom.com will come with free gifts and 10% back in Bloom Dollars to spend.  First time purchasers can also get 30% back on their first order, alone!  Think of bloom.com as a one stop site all with your own personalized shopping assistant right by your side, showing you all the top trends in the beauty world from hair styles to nail designs.  Need tips or how to dos, its all there in one place.  Shop in the best4u beauty lounge and compare the best products before you buy.  If you are looking for the best straightening hair care product to the best body scrub bloom.com has you covered.

Want more reason to join bloom.com? For every friend you invite who joins (from your personal invite) will score you  an additional entry into the Spa Weekend giveaway. And for every friend who joins the site with your invite and buys off of bloom.com you will receive a $25 credit to your account (No Limit!).

Another fun feature on bloom.com is the "Follow"  page.  Find and follow women who match your Skin Care Beauty Bio.  See there top pics, wishlists, videos and so much more.

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02 May 2012

The New Summer Cocktail the #CoronaRita has arrived at Chili's

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chili’s Grill & Bar for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's officially May, get excited people.  Besides my anticipation of summer being right around the corner it's that time of year where we look for ways to stay cool and enjoy the people that make us happy.  My idea of a celebration includes friends, food and refreshing drinks at Chili's.  Where else can you have lunch on a Saturday afternoon with the best appetizers and the new CoronaRita?   Haven't you heard this is the drink of summer?  If you love a Margarita as much as I do, you will put this on your "to try list".   The new CoronaRita Margarita is delectable cocktail  made with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila and a Coronita to top it off.  Can I just say this drink will make your mouth water with excitement.  It is the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail.   Hint, hint...

While your thinking about your next outing to try the New CoronaRita.  How about the rest of the menu.  I am a sucker for appetizers.  I have tried them all at Chili's and without fail have a huge thing for the Southwestern Eggrolls.  They are the most amazing appetizer on the planet. Filled with all kinds of yummy goodness, like corn, black beans and chicken wrapped in a tortilla and fried up like an eggroll.  I love to get them as my meal every now and then.  And with a CoronaRita this is a match made in Chili's heaven.  If I came for the food and to share the appetizer I like to dig in to the Cajun Chicken Pasta or split the Shiner Bock Ribs with the hubby.   We have a thing for amazing ribs too, and have not found many others that come close to a Chili's rib.
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Are you as thrilled to put Chili's on your radar next time you are looking for somewhere  fun to celebrate something special?  I'm already thinking about after graduation fun, weekend dinners, my mother in laws birthday in a few weeks and I'm sure I can conjure up a few other reasons to hit up our neighborhood Chili's.  

Which Chili’s item is your favorite? And please tell me  you as excited to get your hands on a CoronaRita, like I am?

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13 January 2012

Show your Support to Walgreens Express Scripts

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

As you may have heard The Express Scripts program is no longer being offered at Walgreens.  Walgreens did all they could to keep the program including keeping the rates and not raising them. Express Scripts chose to end there program there.

This is now affecting all customers who use Express Scripts as they are not able to use Walgreens and usually have to travel long distances to find a pharmacy. The military with Tricare are also affected Walgreens and Express Scripts

Walgreens is supporting efforts by adding a new program:Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens  For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions. Also included: Savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications
Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies Bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services

Support Walgreens by joining them on facebook and twitter.   With the support of you and I we can change the face of Express Scripts and stand behind a company who works for us.


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20 December 2011

Sephora $20 Gift Card Giveaway perfect for Gift Card Weekend

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gift Card Weekend for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Would you like to win a $20 Sephora Gift Card? Gilbert the gift card machine is giving away Sephora gift cards daily in the Gift Card Facebook giveaway during 12/19 - 12/23.  More than 100 gift cards a week are being given away all month long to other fabulous retailers and restaurants.

Start by like gift card weekend on facebook. Enter the giveaway by filling out the form and your entered.  Make sure to share the giveaway with your facebook friends for extra entries.

What is gift card weekend, you ask?  A yearly event where retailers and restaurants offer us a HOT deal for using our purchased (or WON) gift cards during this special weekend January 6-8.  Gift Card Weekend gives buyers a great deal to better our gift card buying experience.

Here are the Amazing retailers and Restaurants participating in this event:

-Regal Cinema
-Bass Pro Shops
-Buca di Beppo
-Spa Finder
-Giant Eagle

Make sure you purchase from these retailers and give or get a super deal on giveaway weekend.  Don"t forget if you gift one of these gift cards to someone to tell them to shop during gift card weekend.




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04 September 2011

Upromise Dream giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPromise for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Upromise is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with an amazing giveaway.  1) Grand Prize of $10,000 and 10) $1,000 winners.  All you have to do is head over to www.upromisetodream.com and submit your personal dream for your child.  Then go to the dreams page and vote for your favorite dreams.  The entry that has the most "likes" by September 29th will get the grand prize of $10,000.  dream wall official rules

Every parent has a dream for their children, let yours become a reality by sharing it on the dream wall.  Upromise gives you endless opportunities to get money back on your everyday spending and save money for college.  My dream for each of my thee children:   My oldest (10) is my sweetheart, so mature for his age and could do anything he puts his mind too.  My dream for him is to become an architect.  He loves to build things, projects and researching.  My middle child is  strong willed and opinionated.  I could see him ruling the world.  He be a great community leader.  Definitely not a follower.  My third even though he is still a baby could become an athlete.  He is strong and loves to be the center of attention.  

I dream for my boys to have the opportunity to go to college and pursue any dreams they want.  I want them to be able to explore what their good at and find the perfect fit for them.

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01 September 2011

Terrible Two's...no thank you

 We are battling the terrible two's!  Please pray for me...seriously. I need a lot of prayers to stay sane.  My sweet boy loves to test me and he is not going to win this battle.  Especially since his 6 month old brother is soaking up every single ounce of wisdom from him.  He watches his every move and already treats him like the bee's knees.  I have learned that I can get 20 - 30 minutes of me time by sitting my two yr old in the tub and my 6 month old in his exersaucer.  And by me time I mean getting to sit on a chair a foot away from them and paint my nails, return emails on my laptop, pull out a white hair (ugh or three), or just plain veg!  It's really pure bliss!!   This was before the blissful bath, we spent sometime outside today!!

21 August 2011

Talk for Cheap with Straight Talk

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In this day in age it's almost unheard of to not own a cell phone  A cell phone is an unheard requirement for the young and old.  Cell phones get more impressive by the day and the owners are getting younger.  If your like me the main concern in owning a cell phone is the cost.  I try to justify my entire family owning a cell phone.  Not for status, but foe peace of mind.  I want to be able to get a hold of every member of my family at any moment.  And I want my kids to be able to do the same if they are ever in a sticky situation.  mom knows best with plans to benefit your entire family at prices that will cut your current bill in half.

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02 August 2011

Express Mens Jeans Born to Rock the Sidewalk, Bred to be Epic Giveaway

This post brought to you by Express. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a huge fan of Express, I think I spent my entire paycheck there, before I entered college and moved. I love the classy and trendy detail to every piece of clothing.  Thank goodness for Express men's jeans.  My husband is not a shopper, but loves to look put together.   With Express jeans you can pair it with a t shirt or button down and always look classy.  The styles are trendy, classy and made for the young hipster to the classic gentleman.  It's all about detail and the Express line pays close attention to the flattering aspects of a pair of jeans.  Every man needs a perfect pair of Express Jeans even though he may not realize it yet.

I am digging the Kingston Classic Fit.  It is just down right sexy.  And perfect for every body type.

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The Rocco Slim Fit is the perfect mix of class and distinction. I love the classiness it portrays.

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Express is giving away 50 FREE pairs of Jeans in the Express giveaway.   This is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on a pair for that handsome man.  Entries accepted through August 28, 2011.  Make sure you enter the Express giveaway


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