Friday, August 22, 2014

#Win a $50 GC from Campus Book Rentals! #Giveaway

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Back to School $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

#StaplesLessList Back to School Supplies for under $10? Yes pls! #Giveaway #spons


Well, I'm not sure about you, but It did come as a surprise to me how many School Supplies you could grab at Staples for UNDER $10. You can respectfully go back to school equipped with a nice little arsenal to tackle your basic needs.

Everything in the Staples Less List is $1 or less, and MOST things are much less.  Markers, crayons, rulers, composition books, glue, holders...yup, all 15 cents and up.  I do love the dollar store, don't get me wrong, but why go there when you can get all your basics at Staples for even cheaper? Also, the quality is much better! These supplies are all your classic tried and a true things we have been using for a long time. 

Take a gander at all the supplies I got for LESS than $10. So there's more you can get in addition to what you see pictured. You or your child will not be missing anything their first day, if they keep to this basic list.




To put this into perspective, everything totaled $8.74!  


  • Staples 2 pocket folder
  • Staples 1 subject notebook 8" x 10-1/2"
  • Westcott 12'' Ruler, beveled edge 
  • Staples School glue - 4 oz
  • Staples Ruled 3"x5" White Index Cards -100 pack
  • Staples Composition Book Wide rule Assorted colors 9-3/4" x 7-12"
  • Staples Pink wedge - 3 pack erasers 
  • Staples Slider Pencil Cases - Assorted
  • Staples #2 pencils -12 pack  
  • Crayola Crayons - 24 pack
  • Crayola Markers - Broad Line - 10 pack 
  • Crayola - Fine Line - 10 pack
  • Crayola Colored Pencils - 12 pack
  • Bic Crystal Ballpoint Pens - Medium point - 1.0mm - Black Ink - 10 pack

This was just a preview of what you can get. There is so much more, such as Crayola sketchbooks for $1. You don't need to stress when looking for the basic needs. They can be met for incredibly cheap. If you have already done most of your Back to School Shopping, this is perfect for back ups and next year!  Also, they are great for crafting needs at home!  

The best part about Staples? They offer a Back to School 110 % price match guarantee, which means customers will receive an additional 10% off the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price! This includes Amazon prices!!




In addition to the awesome prices, Staples wants to give 5 lucky  people a $25 Staples Gift Card to cover their Back to School shopping needs! 

Ends 9/3 

US Residents only  


Good Luck! 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An easier alternative to a shredder

I received product for evaluation. All opinions are my own.


Personally, I am getting sick of using shredders to conceal my private information. It's a pain to do it, messy and takes a long time. Especially when bills and other private info pile up. When you are done, there is just more garbage to take out. 

There is a solution to this annoying chore, a stamp! The Kes'pon guard your ID stamp will guard your private info within seconds to be safe to throw away. I received both the small and bigger plus size stamps. This stamp is very user friendly. All you do is use it like you would a normal stamp. This special stamp consists of a pad that has random numbers and letters put together so that when you stamp it over anything it makes it impossible to see the info through the oil ink. 


As you can see, the information is illegible with the stamp ink over it. I like to stamp twice for extra safety, but one stamp usually does the trick fine. Some, but not a lot info cannot be concealed. I did not see this as a problem with my documents so far. The stamp is best used on regular paper medium. Thick, absorbent, plastic or coated paper will give you trouble. 

When you run out of ink, you just replace the stamp with a specially designed corresponding ink pad from Kes'pon. 

They also carry a special stamp designed to go on glossy paper, such as the kind that is wrapped around medicine bottles! 

Right now, you can purchase a Kes'pon Guard your ID stamp for 25% off the retail, which is a huge discount I would take advantage of! Use code: BLOG2014 Offer will expire September 30th, 2014 

Try it out, it works flawlessly on bills and your average junk mail on normal paper.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Marika Magic Slimming Capris review.


I received product from Marika to test and provide my honest opinion. 

As I have mentioned before, I am picky about my workout attire, especially bottoms. They have to be snug, but not too snug, and flattering to my curves. Literally flat-tering. Please flatten the bulges I am trying to get rid of. I want something comfortable that makes me feel cute, sucks in my stomach and can help me envision a slimmer me.



Black capris with a good ratio of spandex and other materials do this for me. Capris or boot cut workout pants are my only go to's. They go with everything and they do conceal your less forgivable issues.

This is why I'm liking these Marika Magic Slimming Capris. They do everything I mentioned above and are very comfortable. I'm not saying they hold you in like a corset, but they definitely aid in concealing that tummy and hip bulge. As you can tell, they look high quality and have lots of shine. These capris are great for Yoga, biking and Running. 

 I have washed them with ease on delicate in cold water and tumble dry. I hope these hold up nicely, because I wear them almost every workout and often just lounge around in them. I prefer these Marika Magic capris over my other 3 stretched out pairs.

The deets on these capris: 
  • Flattering contour seaming and a sculpting
  • Power mesh lining along the thigh area
  • 19 inch inseam, 4 inch flat waistband
  • Coolmax gusset prevents you from getting hot in them
  • Body: 89% Cotton, 11% Spandex, Power Mesh: 86% Nylon, 14% Spandex, Gusset Lining: 47% Coolmax Polyester, 47% Polyester, 6% Spandex

Marika Magic goes up to a size XL in most things and they offer a wide range of workout wear. These are incredibly stretchy, so they have a lot more give to fit in. They are comfortable the way they are though. This slimming capri style also comes in straight leg and boot cut pants. Marika is sold at department stores, sports stores and their own website. Check them out!

RIGHT NOW, Marika is offering 30% off the normal retail of $55, so get in on this while you can because that is a HUGE savings! Use Code: MM30   (Expires August 31st)    Happy Shopping! 



Home delivered decadent food, including ice cream? YES PLEASE!


Well, this is something that I think EVERYONE will be interested in. How would you like to have fairly priced food delivered right to your door?  You heard me right and yes, it does include ice cream! 

Kids need snacks and you just don't have time to go out and buy any on your own? Shwan's is there to the rescue.

For over 60 years, Schwan's Home Service boasts that they have provided superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery. Their foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus the heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Hundred Foot Journey inspired recipes. Plus, Win a trip to Paris!

Inspired by World Market. I was provided gift card compensation for an informational post and my honest opinion.

 Growing up I was subjected to all sorts of foreign foods, because I had lots of international friends all through grade school up until college. Most of that exposure was in my private Boarding High School, where it was just a melting pot of people, sharing their cultures. In that time frame I was exposed to the most delectable dishes known on earth. From Authentic Asian, Indian and Italian Cuisine to mouthwatering Cuban and French dishes and beyond. I am no stranger to unique food and I am always looking for the next best thing.




What better way to celebrate foodie love across the nation than with the new Disney film, Hundred Foot Journey? It is based on  the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais and stars Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren. The movie went live just two days ago on the 8th. The film is about a culinary ingenue with a huge talent for creating food from his native country, India. The chef and his family travel to the south of France to open a new restaurant to showcase his foodie expertise. All is well, until a competitive French chef gets wind of it!  It looks like such a cute story about foodie competition among cultures and it definitely sounds like something I will enjoy. It's the perfect family night movie as well.