September 30, 2016

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Purrfect Together: Celebrate the Bond Between You and Your Kitty This October #PurrfectTogether @Meow Mix #sp


October is National Pet Wellness Month and National Black Cat Awareness Month—and there's never been a better time to show our cats some extra love. 
 
We recently rescued a cat and he has wiggled his way into our hearts.  I can say that these results are true, our Milo does nap with my son or husband.    He barely meows and we know what each one means already.  In less than a week he has become a huge part of our lives!
 
Recently, the cat lovers at Meow Mix ran the Purrfect Together Survey, which asked cat parents around the country about their special bond with their four-legged friends. Here are some of the meow-nificent results:
 
83% of cats take naps with their humans
This is surprising—and not because 83% of people love napping with kitty. The bigger question is: Who are the 17% of deprived humans who don't get to experience the joy of napping with their cats? 
 
80% of cat parents believe they can interpret their kitty's meows
While humans and cats may purr in different languages, that doesn't stop most cat mommies and daddies from understanding what their kitty wants—whether it be some treats, cat nip, or just a snuggle partner.
 
72% of cat parents love to surprise their kitties with treats
Speaking of treats, nothing makes a cat happier than some spontaneous, unexpected goodies from the person who cares for them the most.
 
55% of cats love chicken-flavored nibbles
Exciting news: Meow Mix has just released a brand new culinary-inspired food made with real chicken or salmon, Bistro Recipes—a classy meal for a classy kitty! Head over Meow Mix's new Purrfect Together web portal right meow to learn more about this dry cat food with a foodie flair.
 
And that's not all! You need a classy painting to go with that classy meal. On the Purrfect Together portal, you can enjoy the unique experience of converting a photo of you and your cat into a Meowsterpiece—a digital "oil" painting that helps express and immortalize your cat-love on canvas. I did it, and you should too!
 
Now it's time to show me how special your human-cat bond is! Post your Meowsterpiece on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #PurrfectTogether.  You should also be able to download a coupon for Bistro Recipes! Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.
 
Wishing a fantastic Pet Wellness Month and Black Cat Awareness Month to you and your feline friend!
 
Stay Connected:
Meow Mix Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meowmix
 Instagram (@meowmix)
Twitter (@meowmix)

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Apple Dump Cake #Recipe - 4 Ingredients, it is that easy!!!


We went apple picking today and picked a bunch of Cortland and Johnny Gold apples.  I saw a bunch of different dump cake recipes online and hubby immediately asked if I could make some type of apple cake tonight.  I of course obliged, who can resist the smell of apples baking in the oven?

Ingredients:
3 - Large apples sliced apples
1 - Package yellow cake mix
1 - Stick of butter
1 - Tbsp. sugar/cinnamon mixture

I cut up 2 Johnny Gold and 1 Cortland
Spray a rectangular glass cooking dish with cooking Spray.  Layer apple slices (or other fruit) at the bottom of a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.

Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the sliced apples.


Melt the stick of butter in the microwave on low heat in a microwave safe container.  Pour the melted butter over the cake.

I then sprinkled the sugar/cinnamon mixture on the top and placed in the oven.

Bake at 350 degrees  for approximately 45 minutes.  If you notice it still dry in areas while baking, it is okay to add a Tsp. or so of water to the areas that is still the dry cake mix.


Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream!
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Berlin Blanket Scarves for $12.95 + FREE SHIPPING + 5 ways to style a blanket scarf!


We are so delighted about this weekend's Fashion Friday! Our best selling style from last year is  With nearly 30 patterns and plaids, there is a color for everyone. You don't want to miss out on this trend with all of these options and this killer price.

 Fashion Friday - 9/30/16 - Berlin Blanket Scarves for $12.95 + FREE SHIPPING w/code BLANKET16

Now, if you are like me, wearing a blanket scarf can be a little intimidating. I won't lie - I had to have help learning how to wear this trend. Luckily, Courtney is a blanket scarf expert and we have some of her best tips compiled in this perfect video.




Blanket Scarf Tips:
  • Tailgating! Buy a scarf in your favorite team colors and wear to tailgate. You have a scarf and a blanket for those chilly games.
  • Gifts! Teacher gifts, best friend gifts, mother-in-law gifts, hostess gifts...gifts for you. We're not picky - everyone is going to love these.
  • Wear to dinner - you'll be the one that doesn't catch a chill and looks fabulously on trend at the same time.
  • Family photos! Need we say more? Tie those colors together, and look fabulous for those photos.
  • Refer to the video above - with multiple ways to wear, you're going to want a few of these!
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Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey: Out Of This World @TheQArena October 20-23rd #Ohio #Giveaway #OutOfThisWorld

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World.  Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. 
Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports your entire family on an unforgettable journey as the circus Star Seeker battles to bring the most spectacular and talented performers back to Earth after years in outer space. Children Of All Ages will be amazed by the cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.
Starseeker’s Early AccessTM
5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF with Ringling Bros.® one hour before the show launch at the Starseeker’s Early AccessTM — FREE with your ticket. Be part of an immersive experience from the moment you enter the arena until the time the show begins! In this unique pre-show experience your family will see Ringling Bros. performers up-close and have exclusive access to personalized autographs! Get an incredible sneak peek through exclusive content from backstage at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Jump in and have fun at the Ringling Bros. interstellar dance party. Clown around with the cosmically hilarious Ringling Bros. Clown Alley. And travel from planet to planet in an immersive concourse experience that will prepare you for intergalactic fun that is truly Out Of This World!
All this and more, and The Greatest Show On Earth hasn’t even started yet!

As part of your preparation for intergalactic travel, download the FREE Ringling Bros. app where your family can unlock exclusive content from circus stars during the Starseeker’s Early Access. Intercept special messages from the Space Fleet via the Circus Command Center that allow you to become part of the Out Of This World circus experience. Take a “circus selfie” with one of our world-renowned performers, and you might just see your photo appear larger than life on the big screen above the arena floor! It’s your chance to be a Circus Star — so get ready to shine!

Download the Ringling Bros. app now from the Apple Store and Google Play.
Opening Night pricing starts at $12 and Kids are just $15.
*Additional charges may apply.

Performance Times:
Thursday, October 20- 7PM
Friday, October 21- 7PM
Saturday, October 22- 11AM/3PM/7PM
Sunday, October 23- 1PM/5PM



Here are some great deals for you!!!!
Circus $25.00 Snack Pack Offer:
One $25.00 ticket includes:
  • One ticket to any of these performances: Friday, October 21st @ 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 22nd @ 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 22nd @ 7:00 PM, Sunday, October 23rd @ 5:00 PM
  • One $10 concession voucher valid at Fan Fare. (*Stands Only)
  • Purchase this MAJOR VALUE package here: http://www.theqarena.com/tickets/circus-snackpack-161020-23




Cleveland Metropolitan School District Giveback Night- Friday, October 21st @ 7PM

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is partnering with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and Radio One to give back to the northeast Ohio community leading up to their October 20 – 23 performances at Quicken Loans Arena.  For each ticket sold to the Friday, October 21st performance of their newly reimagined production of Out Of This World, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will donate $1.00 back to Shoes and Clothes for Kids.  In addition, they will launch an incentivized attendance initiative by donating 500 FREE tickets (valued at $12,500) to the CMSD that will be used to reward schools that have the most improved attendance leading up to the show.  The class with the highest attendance will be eligible for a field trip to Quicken Loans Arena for a special behind-the-scenes look at this brand new production! Ticket’s for Friday night’s show must be purchased by Tuesday, October 18th to be part of the ‘Give Back’ donations.




Giveaway:
1 WINNER WILL RECEIVE 4 TICKETS TO THE OPENING NIGHT SHOW (Thursday, October 20th @ 7PM, no changes on the performance).  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Please note tickets can only be picked up at will call the day of show (usually 1 hr prior to start time). Tickets are not to be resold, traded or auctioned off. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. 

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In exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, I will be  provided me with complimentary tickets to one of these shows!

Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% min
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Cinemark Connections: FREE Medium Popcorn TODAY (September 30th)

I am a huge fan of the Cinemark movie app as it used to just reward me with concession stand coupon for putting my phone in CineMode.   Well now they offer Cinemark Connections as a part of the app and you can earn great prizes!!!
 


All you have to do is download the Cinemark App for iOS or Android, then sign in or create your My Cinemark account.  On Friday, September 30th, Cinemark will be offering up a FREE medium popcorn to Cinemark Connections members who have downloaded the free app available

When ever you go to the movie, just have the clerk s can your Connections QR code at the box office and concession stand.  You can get a max of 30 points a day (10 points for buying tickets, 10 points for concession purchase and 10 points for turning your phone on CineMode).  Plus you still score coupons for concession purchases by turning on CineMode! 

Watch your points roll in and redeem your points for awesome rewards like digital movie and music downloads, posters, trips/contests, premieres and more!

Please note, this is not a sponsored post, just sharing a great way to earn freebies while hitting the movies!

September 29, 2016

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Fun and Healthy #Halloween Snack Ideas or Treats for School!

With Halloween just around the corner we know that candy and junk food will inevitably be haunting healthy families. Send a fun and healthy  snack option to the classrooms this year!

 Pick up some fruit cups and get creative!  Using a marker draw on pumpkin shapes, jack o'lanterns, bats, witches , etc.   Get creative, write cute messages, draw a spider, ghost, etc.  Kids won't care if you are not artistic, they will love it no matter what!
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September 28, 2016

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Honeywell® Compact AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer #ad

The Honeywell® Compact AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer offers high efficiency air cleaning in a compact design.

The Honeywell® Compact AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer combines the best features & technology into one really smart - and compact - air cleaner. Perfect for medium sized rooms, the Compact AirGenius 4 has smart LED controls with features that allow the air purifier to be set on 4 different air cleaning levels as well as featuring an auto shut off timer, electronic filter check, and a control panel light dimmer. .
  1. Sleep - Shhhh...nearly silent setting helps clean the air while you sleep.
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The Honeywell® Compact AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer  turns off automatically  once you set the 2, 4 or 8 hour auto-off time.    As you can see from the above video it is super quiet and it oscillates to clean the air around the room and not just in one direction.

I have two dogs, a kitten, allergies and asthma.  So I am used to having headaches, sneezing, etc.  I have  noticed  that my headaches are less often, I am not as congested and I can breath easy!   This is a mighty unit that works perfectly in my bedroom or living room.

How the air purifier works: A fan continuously draws in airborne pollutants. The dirty air passes through the pre-filter where the larger particles are captured. If desired, you have the option of using the “K” pre-filter which will also absorb odors, gases and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). The optional “K” pre-filter is not washable and must be replaced every 3 months for optimum performance. The air then passes through the patented ifD® filter that attracts dust and allergens like a magnet. The filtered, cleaner and fresher smelling air is then circulated back into the room. The Compact AirGenius 4 has an oscillation option that will quickly disperse the cleaner air throughout the room.

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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup #Recipe

Now that fall is here and then temperatures are dropping it is perfect time for some soup! This recipe is so easy, just throw everything into a crock pot and let it do its thing! I only stirred it a couple times!

Ingredients

  • 1 (32 oz.) bag frozen diced hash brown potatoes
  • 1 (32 oz.) box chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken condensed soup
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled bacon ( I just use the read bacon bit pieces in the salad aisle)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine diced hash brown potatoes, cheese, chicken broth, cream of chicken condensed soup, bacon pieces and cream cheese in slow cooker (I found it was easier to cut the cream cheese into chunks)
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then use a wooden spoon to mix  together.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours (or on LOW for 6 hours), stirring occasionally to mix in the cream cheese.

  4. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese!
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One Day at a Time Tee for $15.95 + FREE SHIPPING



Bold & Full Wednesday - One Day at a Time Tee for $15.95 + FREE SHIPPING w/code ONEDAY16

Remember we are not super women, we all just need to take one day at a time! 

It's a powerful reminder to me- that I don't have to know all the answers, I don't even have to have a perfect plan ... but I do have to keep going, and I can just take it one day at a time. It's enough. While we all are walking our own paths, facing individual challenges that we are usually bearing silently... I know there is always hope  ---- by Heidi Swapp


September 27, 2016

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Cinemark Connections: FREE Medium Popcorn On September 30th

I am a huge fan of the Cinemark movie app as it used to just reward me with concession stand coupon for putting my phone in CineMode.   Well now they offer Cinemark Connections as a part of the app and you can earn great prizes!!!
 


All you have to do is download the Cinemark App for iOS or Android, then sign in or create your My Cinemark account.  On Friday, September 30th, Cinemark will be offering up a FREE medium popcorn to Cinemark Connections members who have downloaded the free app available

When ever you go to the movie, just have the clerk s can your Connections QR code at the box office and concession stand.  You can get a max of 30 points a day (10 points for buying tickets, 10 points for concession purchase and 10 points for turning your phone on CineMode).  Plus you still score coupons for concession purchases by turning on CineMode! 

Watch your points roll in and redeem your points for awesome rewards like digital movie and music downloads, posters, trips/contests, premieres and more!

Please note, this is not a sponsored post, just sharing a great way to earn freebies while hitting the movies!
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Monster Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies #Recipe #Halloween

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Looking for a fun treat for Halloween? Why not try these Monster Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. Not a fan of chocolate chips, substitute with peanut butter chip, butterscotch chips, etc.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/s tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • candy eyeballs
  • non-stick spray


Directions

1.   In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
2.   In a separate bowl use an electric or stand mixer and cream the butter and sugar. Once creamed add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and mix.
3.   With the mixer on slow speed mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
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4.  Drop batter by heaping teaspoon onto a lightly sprayed cooking sheet (we used Pam). This cookie recipe spreads so make sure each cookie is 2 inches apart. Lightly press down cookies and place candy eyeballs on cookies.
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    5.  Bake in a 350 F oven for 10 minutes.
    6.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.

    Here are some links on where to order candy eyes:

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        Reebok: 2 For $40 Toddler Shoes #ad


        Looking for some new kicks for you little one? Check out this deal from Reebok: 2 For $40 Toddler Shoes w/ code PLAYGROUND at Reebok.com


        Just add 2 pair of Toddler Shoes to your cart and use the code PLAYGROUND at checkout to score this deal!

        The only pair in the toddler section that did not work for me were the ones already on sale, otherwise all other shoes worked!