October 21, 2014

V.C. Andrews' Coming Soon: Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth

The eagerly anticipated CHRISTOPHER’S DIARY: SECRETS OF FOXWORTH (Pocket Books; October 28, 2014; $7.99) by V.C. Andrews® will be the perfect respite for those counting the days until Lifetime’s 2015 movie releases. An ideal addition to “Dollanganger family reading”, CHRISTOPHER’S DIARY broadens the perspective of story in Flowers in the Attic…and reveals the answer to one of the major mysteries surrounding that seminal work.

October 18, 2014

Check out the CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert Platinum Points Program #CrystalLightWM #MC #RanFan

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Staying hydrated is important!  I confess I am guilty of not drinking enough water.  I know I need to drink more water and I am slowly working my way up to drinking more, but for right now CRYSTAL LIGHT is one of my fave ways to stay hydrated.  CRYSTAL LIGHT recently launched the Miranda Lambert Platinum Points ProgramI am pretty psyched because I love earning rewards for products I buy on a regular basis.  
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I usually buy the 44 pack CRYSTAL LIGHT On the Go Variety Pack and keep a few packets in my purse, at my desk, in the pantry and a few in my car.  When I get thirsty, I just mix a CRYSTAL LIGHT packet with my  bottled water, give it a quick shake and boom bam pow, 16.9 ozs. of my daily fluid intake.  

You can find CRYSTAL LIGHT in the Juice/Beverage aisle at Walmart.  There are so many varieties to choose from (On the Go Multipacks, canisters, liquid and jumbo) and it's nice to find them in a single aisle.  

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I purchased CRYSTAL LIGHT Pink Lemonade On the Go packs and canisters of the Peach Iced Tea and Pink Lemonade varieties and I earned 500 points towards my first reward.
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Signing up for the CRYSTAL LIGHT Platinum Points Program is easy! 
  • Click here to sign up for the program using your email address or Facebook account        Enter PROMO CODE: mirandaic and earn 30 free Platinum Points
  • Purchase participating CRYSTAL LIGHT products at Walmart, 
  • Snap a photo of your receipt with your Smartphone, 
  • Redeem points for Miranda Lambert rewards.
I'm closer to earning my first reward, a couple of Platinum Rhinestone Ladies T-shirts for me and my cousin.  We both love Miranda Lambert and are hoping to see her on the Miranda Lambert Platinum tour sponsored by Crystal Light in Evansville, Indiana in January.  

Buy It:  CRYSTAL LIGHT is available at Walmart stores nationwide

October 17, 2014

Tips to Save a Few Bucks on College Textbooks

I cringe at the thought of three kids entering college around the same time.  I am hopeful academic, band and sports scholarships will be in our kids' future and that our college savings to help offset some of the costs, but I know a little research and planning beforehand will help reduce some of their college expenses.  One of the biggest college expenses, besides tuition, is the cost of books.  I remember paying $300 for an anatomy book.  The university had just changed to a new book so buying a used one was not an option.  My first tip is buy used.

October 15, 2014

Back to Sleep with The Amazing Dream Team 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

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October 14, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Do YOU want ME to Know?

What do YOU want ME to know?

There's a beautiful woman who I attend worship services with.  She has been married to her husband, a retired pastor, for over 50 years and about 3 years ago, she became a breast cancer survivor.

Mrs. Vault shared how she faithfully had a mammogram each year as part of her annual physical, never once suspecting anything abnormal as all of her mammograms for nearly 30 years had come back negative.  However, three years ago she received a phone call after a routine mammogram.  There was something abnormal.  "I never thought in a million years I would get breast cancer" she told me.  "A mammogram saved my life.  A regular, ol' mammogram saved my life."

She asked if I had my first mammogram and I told her "yes".  She then reminded me to have one every other year and be sure to do monthly self exams saying "my cancer was so small I wouldn't have found it just doing my monthly self exam."

How ironic I would capture this picture of her in royal purple, the color of kings and queens for in my eyes, she is a queen.  Mrs. Vault is a devout wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and the respect her family bestows upon her is a sight to see.  She is the epitome of Proverbs 12:4 "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband..."  As I glance from the choir stand to see Mrs. Vault and her husband of over 50 years holding hands, it's a beautiful sight to behold.  During her treatment she was strong, courageous and faithful.  Her husband's health had begun to deteriorate but she remained his primary caretaker, and he, hers.  Their love has gotten them through and it's a joy to see them every Sunday...together. 
Mrs. Vault wanted me to know
Mammograms are important

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