Saturday, December 27, 2014

DIY Lighted Wine bottles for New Years. No drilling required!

I was researching ways to make lighted wine bottles and all the ways I found required you to drill a hole in the bottle for the wiring to go through or other ways that weren't as eye catching and pretty. I really wanted that look, without having to drill holes, so I decided to use some battery operated led lights that I had purchased recently for Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's flu season! Avoid germs with #GiantMicrobe reminders!

It's about that time again when everyone goes back to school or their jobs or they're around a ton of people during the holidays. The time when people get a little too close for comfort. The germs are a flying and it's a crap shoot where they'll land, but your chances of getting sick are much higher when you don't wash your hands, you can be sure.

Congrats to the Winners of the Snapfish by HP $100 Gift Card!

Congrats to the 2 winners of the Snapfish by HP $100 Gift Card! 

Stephanie L and Rose S, e-mails have been sent. Please reply within 48 hours or new winners will be chosen! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

#WIN an #HP Touchscreen Laptop!

Introducing the most exciting giveaway of the season! Who is in need of a new laptop? I'm guessing a good majority of you would love to win this for yourself or your child! Now is your chance to enter! 

 There are 2 ways to win, so be sure to read everything! 

Good Luck!!

Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value (Enter Daily, Thru 12/22) | Sponsored by BuyDig.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Last minute shopping? Me too! Shopular is the easiest way to find digital coupons on the go! #ad

Special thanks to Shopular for sponsoring this discussion. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Are you still last minute shopping for those hard to gift people in your life? Make sure you check out these coupons on Shopular, because they are spectacular. They are all pretty high  value at Stores like, Target, ULTA and Barnes and Nobles. I have raved about Shopular a lot lately. About how the notifications are really helpful and convenient. That everything you could ever want to know about your favorite stores and deals is all in one place. I showed you my shopping haul, price comparisons and how it was so useful when I was looking for deals.  What I haven't focused on yet is the coupons!   
Shopular supplies you coupons that not only show you how much money you can save, but they are scannable right from your phone. You don't have to print anything out. More and more stores are switching to digital coupons to save paper and time and appease the people who can't print their coupons. I think it's awesome, because I can definitely save some ink! 

For example, I was driving around and my little shopping BFF popped up with this 25% off anything in store Barnes and Noble Coupon. Um, yes pls! These notifications are perfect for the last minute hard to shop for giftees this Christmas. I am still working on my mom and she loves books, so I went to check out Barnes and saw a few things I could get her. I ended up with a quote book and a pretty bookmark as part of one of her gifts and this 25% coupon came in so handy! 

Then, This Target coupon for Christmas supplies popped up when I was going to pick up a tree. I had actually seen it before and forgot all about it! When I bought my lil tree, I saved $10 off $50. I bought lights and ornaments and the whole shabang! I have a small condo with just me and the bf, so this 3ft. size was perfect for us. I got the snowflake topper at Target as well. 

And THEN a high value ULTA coupon popped up with an awesome $5 off $10! Which I just couldn't justify spending that day, but I have until the 24th and I will most likely go back because this is a RARE one! 

What's more? 

All these coupons can be sent to your phone from your computer! Just click any link from your desktop and view the coupons. Then click "send to my phone" and a link will be sent to you. 

So many coupons, so little time! Happy shopping everyone! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Get a #FREE box of Graze before this deal runs out! #ad

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This is a pic from me raving about it on my instagram a few months back.
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How to get straight hair fast and effortlessly.

Big thanks to Vocalpoint and Instyler for sponsoring this discussion. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links through which I will make a small percentage from your purchase. Thanks for your help! 

If you're like me, you have naturally curly hair that you love to straighten pretty often. You may also have two heads of hair that tend to frizz like me too. Well, I have just discovered up and coming revamped products by Instyler that make both of those nuisances a lot easier to control. 
Instyler has  3 different styling tools.

Each tool is a workhorse! They make waves, give you body, flips, get your hair dead straight or give you big or tight curls! They do it all in their own ways. 

The Instyler Max 2 way straightener and curler 

I chose to focus on the Max 2 way barrel straightener with a brush attached.  The special thing about this tool is that you can just close fast two times and the barrel changes the direction of it's rotation! I love the barrel technique and it is actually better than my flat iron. No joke! 

It does so much in so little time. Seriously, I thought I loved my flat iron, but I still get slight waves with it sometimes. With the 2 way, it just gets it dead straight, because of the soft brush and barrel motion pulling as it heats your hair. Yet it gives you the shape you want, depending on which way you turn. I like the classic inward flip for my layers. And it stays so shiny and bouncy. Sometimes, I like to follow it up with my own wave shape. It's just fun to play with!

 I always put a heat protectant in my hair when using tools and this gets pretty hot, so make you sure you put on protection ;) ! I started out low and realized I had to get up to the 3 out of 4 settings to get the results I wanted. 3 is my perfect heat setting. For those with very tight cork screw curls, you will want to use a 4, but a 3 may work too, depending on the thickness of your hair. 

Using this took me about 20 min. I found that I had to go over every spot twice, but it gets it pretty straight just going over it the first time. The second time is to make it lay with less poof. I am not kidding when I say I have thick unruly poofy hair! As you can tell. 

After I straightened I tried out a light curl. 

It is a little confusing at first to grasp exactly how to hold the iron, roll the hair over the barrel and twist your wrist a little. Not gonna lie, it took me a few tries, but I like to make everything complicated! You have to be sure the barrel is facing your scalp when wrapping the hair around it. When I got the hang of it I thought the curl was very nice. I was looking to do a bigger cork crew type of curl, but I think I need more practice to get it bigger.  You have an insane amount of variety with these tools!

Another amazing feature to this tool - the automatic cooler

There's an automatic cooling off switch after a certain amount of minutes. So if you happen to leave it on, which I don't recommend, it'll eventually turn itself off with the handy dandy attachment that comes with it. (See first closeup. It's the little ball at the top of the barrel)  so make sure to screw that into the top. The directions will tell you this.  I also find this much safer to use than my chunky flat iron that I have come close to burning myself with more than a few times.

There you have it. You can't see me using sections of my hair, but I did. The trick is to use small sections and work your way slowly down. Don't tug hard, let it do it's magic! 

 Here's a short video of  me proudly flipping my newly straightened mane with the Instyler Max 2 way. ( Note, there is a wave on one side from the curl I demonstrated,  to show the waves you can make.) Shampoo commercials, where are you? I'm here! ;) 

Stay tuned for a giveaway on one of these tools coming soon!! 

Dying for one of your own right now? Get 30% off and purchase an Instyler tool here today! 
Use Code SAVE30 for the 30% discount on the line of InStyler tools. The code is good through 1/31/15 !

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lovespoon Soy candles. Love at first sniff.

I love candles, but I'm pretty sure that's no mystery. What I don't love is candles that aren't the healthiest for the environment or you. This is why I usually use Wax Warmers or Soy wax candles. They emit little to no harmful chemicals into the air and this is very apparent when you use them.  Normal wax candles give off so much black soot and it is just not good to breathe that in. 

Today, i'm here to introduce a company called Lovespoon, which accurately named, I truly have fallen in love with.

Firstly, Lovespoon candles are native to FL and they ship all over. I'd never heard of them until I was contacted to do a review. Let me just say off the bat, these are some potent and very lovely smelling 100% soy candles!

Gearing up for a New College Semester with Campus Book Rentals!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

*HOT* Deal Alert! $50 worth of #YesTo products for only $10!

 SO EXCITED FOR THIS! I got my $50 for $10! Go get yours before it expires tomorrow December 8th! I am stocking up on the blueberry wipes. LOVE those things so hard! Make sure to choose things NOT on sale or the code won't apply. Otherwise, have atcha!! (This does NOT work on mobile)

Capture Memories With a Personalized Photobook this Year.

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It's the Holidays again! I cannot believe it,  but I say that every year! I can never believe just how fast it comes around again. Once July hits, it's like I stepped in a time machine and came out  5 months later!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Price checking on the go made easy with Shopular.

Special thanks to Shopular for sponsoring this discussion! 

Price Checking on the go just got easier!

So I have been checking out several different price checking apps to use while shopping. This is a new thing to me, but so is my much tighter budget. I have always been frugal and forever looking out for deals, but it was so annoying to have 10 different apps open and googling all the live long day or scanning products for info. I want to make sure I get the best prices, but I don't want to do all that work.

Enter the Shopular Shopping app. This app does a lot of things in one little spot on your phone. You can search for coupons, deals and it automagically detects when your favorite stores have deals that you happen to be near. It's great. It's your shopping BFF and did I mention it's FREE? Yup.

I was shopping in Target the other day and looking for specific products that I couldn't get on Black Friday and also searching for the "Black Friday again" deals in stores. Shopular showed me many different stores with the same products. I was able to quickly and easily compare all their prices in one place.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Can you avoid all technology to spend time with people 1 hr/day for a week? I challenge you.

I'm challenging you to the Tech-Time Out. Do you think you can take it? 

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the ever growing need to be connected to the internet or your phone 24/7?  OK, stupid question, BUT, do you ever think about maybe taking a break? I'm not talking look away from your phone for 15 minutes or  not check your email for a few minutes. I'm talking about a real break where you step away from EVERYTHING electronic and just...regroup. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Get a #FREE Credit Score and Credit Report, before it's too late! #ad

Register to #WIN a $3000 #GiftCard to shop this Holiday! #ad

#Win $50 worth of #YumEarth Organic candies!!

Enter to Win $50 worth of YumEarth organic candies!! Courtesy of YumEarth and Momssixlitllemonkeys

Looking for healthier ways to treat your kids without filling them up with unhealthy sugars, additives and preservatives?  Well, YumEarth Candies is an excellent choice! I can tell you right now, I have had these and they taste NO different from your average candy. You will love them. I promise!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Get a 3 Month Subscrip to #BuluBox for just $10! Here's how. #ad

Are you interested in discovering healthy products for you and your family?  Then the Bulu Box may be for you.

Win a $50 Target Gift Card. Plus, a General Mills Prize Pack!!

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Have you tried Mobile Mammography?

 Mobile Mammography Options Save Lives

I know at first glance you're thinking how much can they possibly carry in a truck, but you'd be surprised at how professional and well designed mobile medical units are. They carry state of the art equipment and are prepared for everything.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Discover LG OLED - The ultimate family gift from Best Buy.

Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

#Hinting Season is here again and This Holiday, Best Buy is the place to shop for the best electronic deals. Especially those technologically advanced flat screen tv's you've been dreaming about.  Tv's are constantly changing and I just can't keep up. It seemed like my tv was old a few months after I got the thing!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bring the outdoors inside for your Thanksgiving decor. Plus, Win and Give back!

Ahh, Thanksgiving. The time when you really feel like you can let go in all things. Let go of your problems and worries, let go of ...well let's not lie, let go of your diet and any inhibitions. Drinks anyone? How about a nice glass of white or red wine?

Take a moment with me and picture this... 

You're sitting down warm and cozy, to a golden brown Thanksgiving tablescape, surrounded by nothing but wood and nature. Grab your beautiful stemmed glass full of wine sitting on the rustic wooden coaster, that looks as if you cut fresh wood to craft it yourself.  Take a sip and swoosh it around. 

Special Thanks goes out to World Market for inspiring me and sponsoring this discussion in the form of a gift card.

The bark encompassed candles are lit, their light dancing around the table and smiling guests faces. The glowing branches in the corner bring an ambiance of peace and tranquility and the light directs your eyes across the golden table, as the whimsical sparkle of the leaves strewn across it make you wonder if fairies left their marks. A little squirrel is avidly waiting by the cutting board for the feast to begin. Your eyes are drawn to a two tiered desert holder and you admire it's unique design, while you can't help but wonder what will be on it.  

Next to that, are adorable little pumpkin holders and again,  you wonder what's hiding inside. You decide to take a peak, to find pumpkin shaped candy corn! You take a nibble or three and admire the beautifully beveled edges of the cream plates in front of you, as the host walks through the doors, wooden bowls in tote filled with steaming sides. You catch a big whiff of the delectable scents. The Holiday baking is taunting your nose. You know the main course is coming soon...

Does that sound like the kind of Thanksgiving you want this year? I know that is what's going down in my place. A veritable wood nymph gathering for a feast. Whatever you would like to call it, it's something that would suit almost anyone. Especially those who really appreciate nature, but not the freezing cold while you eat your dinner. No one wants to bundle up in coats to eat. 

I am excited for the traditional foods, but I am very fond of the ambiance as a whole. I think it is important that you make your guests feel totally at ease. Holiday entertaining should be nothing too fancy, but also nothing you'd find at your local bbq joint. 

Let's Share The Joy!

Unfortunately, the sobering reality is a lot of people in this world cannot enjoy a Thanksgiving with so many comforting amenities. Some won't  have turkey or anything to commemorate the Holidays. This is why we need to give to those who aren't as lucky as us right now. For those that are having a much harder time. We need to give back. 

Enter to Win! 

Join me in sharing the joy for yourself and others this Holiday. Enter the World Market Share the Joy Sweeps here for your chance to win $500 and another $500 for a charity of your choice! 

19 winners will be picked DAILY  AND  Participants will received bonus entries for following World Market on their favorite social channels - Twitter & Instagram and for sharing an Instagram
picture with a specific hashtag (#ShareTheJoy_WM & #WorldMarketSweepsEntry) telling us how you are Sharing the Joy this holiday season.  

A $50 World Market gift card will given away per day as well! 

Photos must be tagged #ShareTheJoy_WM  and  #WorldMarketSweepsEntry for giveaway consideration.  

Ends 11/21/14!  

Good Luck! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

#Winner for the over $50 worth of Kushyfoot Apparel #Giveaway !

Congrats Lynn M. ! 

 E-mail has been sent. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen! 

#Winners for the Hallmark Mystery Journals #Giveaway !


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Buy1 lb Get1 lb FREE Chocolate this Holiday!

Buy one lb of Mrs. Cavanaugh's famous chocolates and get 1 FREE for a friend! 

 Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting. People loved all of her chocolates and kept telling her to start selling them. Until finally, she decided to go for it. With the help of her family, the store flourished and the rest is history. 

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh's candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence....

Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies. 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The benefits of Meal Replacement shakes

Thanks to Mydietshopz for sponsoring this discussion.

Monday, October 20, 2014

3 ingredient Witches Brew Sangria. Plus, #BookOfLife Sweepstakes! #sp #World Market

Huge thanks goes out to World Market for sponsoring this post and discussion for #BookOfLife

I feel like sometimes I twiddle my thumbs all year waiting for Halloween. This is when the excitement kicks in for me. Be it cooking, making cocktails or simply back drops for the perfect party, I am your girl for the occasion. I wish that I could just design Halloween sets all year, but then again absence makes the heart grow finder so maybe once a year is just enough. About 99% of that excitement is being able to work with World Market to give you these amazing posts! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kushy Foot is back to keep your feet warm and comfy this Fall !

If you have been following me for the last year, you probably know i'm a huge Kushy Foot fan and love reviewing for them. See my last Kushy Foot review to learn more. To sum it up simply, it is a company that makes shaping Hosiery, foldable flats and the most comfy socks on earth.

Kushy Foot products have light padding and ribbing, but that little difference I have found makes a BIG difference for me. Firstly, I practically live in flats in the fall, or i'll wear boots with a heel. My feet can get very sore, especially considering I already deal with chronic pain from a back issue. With my issue, the lumbar spine is what is involved most and those nerves extend all the way down to your feet. Wearing these padded Kushy Foot socks are seriously comfortable and I would not go without them in my flats. the best part about them is that they don't show at all in any flats I have worn them with and that is hard to find! Ladies, you want these socks!

I know that raving about socks may sound silly, but socks are an important part of wardrobe for me. They keep my feet feeling nice and soft and they prevent from chafing and even blisters. It makes everything smooth and comfortable and coverage doesn't have to be thick to make a difference. I don't like wearing thick socks and these are perfect!

Ok, so enough with sock raving. Even though those are my favorites, I still adore the shaping tights. They are definitely comfortable and also hold light padding and ribbing on the foot bottoms. Just like the socks, this creates a light, but detectable massaging effect. The shaping factor is pretty moderate on your stomach. You will definitely get lots of smoothing out with these.

As you can see by the picture, they come in many several different styles and the sizes go up to XL, so this company is plus size friendly to an extent. I have big calves and had no problem stretching the socks and stockings over them. They all have lots of give. I am normally a size XL in tights, but they only have a Large for review and they actually fit me. Not perfectly, but enough that it proves there is a lot of stretch.

Lastly are the Flats to Go foldable flats. These are thin, but they have a great grip on the bottoms. They are perfect to carry around in your purse for those times when your heels or other shoes are killing you. Trust me, these things come in handy. They're not made for all day every day wear, but definitely save the day when needed They come in such cute styles. I also love to put them on when i'm cleaning or after a long day , just to relax in. I've had a pair for a yr now and they've held up well. 

Ok, so i've raved enough about these lovelies, now I want you to try them yourself so you can see what i'm talking about! One person will receive over $50 worth of  exactly what I received for review. You'll receive a wide assortment, to really experience the feel of Kushy Foot! 

Here's what you'll receive:
  •  The New Kushyfoot Shaper Tight (#12205--$9.99)
  •  Updated Rib Pattern Tight (#12201--$7.49)
  •  Fleece Trouser Socks (#3649--$5.99) 
  • Trouser Fishnet and Classic Styles (#3498--$7.99/2 pair)
  • Microfiber Crew Socks (#3492--$3.99) 
  • Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers (#3669/3671--$7.99/2 pair) 
  • Kushyfoot FLATS TO GO in a variety of styles ($9.99)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

#Win a Limited Edition Wii U this Holiday Season!

As the Holidays are fast approaching, Saving My Sanity wanted to be able to Give fans a chance to win a great little prize for the whole family. She partnered with Mcdonalds to give away this AWESOME Limited edition Wii to one lucky fan this Holiday season! Will it be you?? Enter below for your chance and Good Luck! 
The Limited edition Wii U comes with the system plus 2 games and will make someone very happy on Christmas morning.  Easy rafflecoptrer entry below!

This giveaway is in accordance with FTC Guidelines. Neither Saving My Sanity or other bloggers advertising giveaway are responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Never miss another deal or #coupon - With the #Shopular app #sp

Thanks goes out to Shopular for sponsoring this post and discussion.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sensitive teeth be gone with Crest Sensi-Stop

Photo Credit: I'll Take a Bite. My foodie site.

The holidays are when everyone inevitably shovels all the amazing eats into their mouths, but if you have sensitive teeth, this can be very bitter sweet. If you react to anything with sugar, there may be an answer for your torturous toothdom.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Is it Better to buy an Expensive Power Tool or go for the cheaper one?

    What do you need in your tool Arsenal? 

When deciding if you should spend a little more on a better quality power tool, you have to first take into consideration what you are using it for and will be using it for in the future. You want to prevent from having to buy another one down the line and save money now. Personally, I LOVE my girly power tool, but there are jobs that I wanted to do that I wish I had the right powerful power tool for the job. Sometimes an all in one workhorse is just what you need and it's worth spending extra on it. 

Thanks to Gotstock for sponsoring this discussion.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Planning to waterproof an area of your home? Know when to hire a professional.

                    Can I do a Waterproofing Job Myself or Should I Hire a Professional?        

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FREE Blogger opp for your Holiday Gift Guide! Be seen by businesses!

It's that time again! The holidays are approaching fast. Before you know it, Halloween will be upon us and then things will really accelerate! I have an awesome blogger opp and it doesn't require you to be a big blog. See the details below!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The New #Walmart #BeautyBox! Just pay $5 incl. shipping!

AHH! Have you heard about the Walmart Beauty Box and Walmart Baby box?! It's only $5 for full size samples! All you do is pay shipping! OOP is just $5 all together!! I just got mine, go get yours! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Top 5 #Fall Handbag Essentials With @ubykotex & @Walmart #sp

  Thanks to U By Kotex and Walmart for sponsoring this story. All opinions are always 100% my own.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

A #journal for every personality and Season. With Hallmark. #Giveaway

Thanks to Love, Hallmark for sponsoring this Stationary Journal review & giveaway. All opinions are always 100% my own.  This giveaway is in accordance with FTC Rules.  I nor the other blogs advertising this giveaway are responsible for prize fulfillment.