Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Rustic Pathways Blogger Opp

Blogger Opp:
$500 Rustic Pathways 
I Love Travel Giveaway



2/1 to 2/15~1 Winner~Open to US
Sponsor
Rustic Pathways
 Host:
Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews

Blogger Opp #RusticPathways $500 I Love To Travel Giveaway Free and Paid Options #BloggerOpp #Giveaway @aarlreviews http://bit.ly/2iDy9mI ~Tweet This


Each blogger will receive up to 3 Free links  
for posting and promoting this giveaway 
Giveaway Date
2/1 to 2/15
Open to US
 Giveaway will be 2 weeks long. Make sure if you are purchasing links they will be valid that long. We don't want blank entries.


Prize:  
$500 Traveling Certificate that may be used for either airline or hotel)

The more bloggers promoting ~ the bigger the results ~ the more giveaways we get to do together.

Sign Up Here or Below
Co-Hosts Needed
$5 for 5 additional links (up to 8 total) plus a backlink to your blog.
Adding social links $1.50 each or 3 for $4, limit 3
 (link to specific post required)
This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, etc
Daily links $2 each or 3 for $5 (Limit 3)
Daily Comments, retweets, post Shares, email sign ups, secret word, etc
(link to specific post required)

Any payment needed please send to grovesamy81@gmail.com as a friend/gift, RUSTIC in the notes

Posting will be required within 24 hours of launch. I hope to see you there.

If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Amy at grovesamy81@gmail.com or amy@aarlreviews.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Get A Fresh Start In 2017 With Grove Collaborative + Mrs. Meyers

** This post contains affiliate links. Affiliates help to keep my blogs up and running! Thank you! **





In 2017, I made two new resolutions 1) to be more organized and 2) to go as green as possible with my home purchases.
Going green is something I’ve been working on for a while, but it’s taken some time as I finish off old products and introduce new greener ones. If you’ve ever bought a brand new cleaner only to realize you have a half-used bottle hanging out in the back of your cabinet, then you know what I mean!
Fortunately, this new customer offer from Grove will help check TWO resolutions off the list easily. The set includes a super cute enamel cleaning caddy stocked with supplies from Grove Collaborative and Mrs. Meyer’s. It’s a chic and easy way to keep all my products organized and close at hand, whether I’m pulling it out to clean the kitchen or toting it up to the kids’ rooms. How much more excited would you be about scrubbing the stove if all your supplies were organized in something this pretty? I certainly am.


was thrilled to see that the caddy came with a Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap, hand soap, and the brand new hand lotion too. Mrs. Meyer’s soaps were some of the first natural products I switched to, and they’ve been a sink-side staple ever since. I always wanted a matching lotion for my Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, and now they just released it! The lotion is wonderfully rich and smells amazing — perfect for post-dishwashing hand care! (The lemon verbena scent is my favorite, but you can’t go wrong with the honeysuckle or lavender either.)  
The kit also comes with these Grove Collaborative walnut scrubber sponges. They’re actually made from crushed walnuts, so they’re non-scratch and non-toxic. I stashed one by the sink and one in my cleaning caddy, and I know I’ll be ordering more.

I’m looking forward to stocking up on more great supplies from Grove Collaborative throughout the new year. Grove Collaborative makes creating a greener, more organized (and beautiful!) home effortless and affordable.
Once you sign up, Grove will ask you a few questions about your home and recommend products you’ll love from brands like Seventh Generation, Method, and Mrs. Meyer’s (don’t miss their house brand too!). They deliver everything you need right to your doorstep, on your schedule so you never run out. I’ve been a member for almost a year, and I’ve been so impressed with the quality of their products, the fabulous customer service, and how easy the whole process is.

Right now, when you sign up for Grove and place your first order of $20 you’ll get this Fresh Start offer for free:

  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s lotion
  • Free Grove Collaborative Enamel Cleaning Caddy
  • Free Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges
  • Free shipping
If you’re already a Grove customer, you’ll get a free Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap with your next order when you use my link.




Choose your favorite scent — honeysuckle, lemon verbena, or lavender — when you check out. These brand new lotions are only available at Grove, so don’t miss out on your chance to try them! The offer ends [insert date] and supplies are limited.

Here’s how it works:
1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You will receive the Fresh Start Kit for free when you sign up!
2. Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your first basket -- this takes under 30 seconds!
3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.
4. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.
5. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.


Once you have submitted your Grove order, you’ll be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial. For 60 days, you’ll save even more with free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales and personal service. (I decided to keep the VIP membership after my trial ended, and I can say it’s well worth it! It has paid for itself in free shipping alone.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Free Mrs. Meyer's Lotion At Grove Collab

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With all the holiday entertaining I’ve been up to (read: dishwashing), my hands have been feeling drier and more cracked than usual. I’ve been a long-time fan of Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap and hand soap and always wished they had a matching lotion for a post-dishwashing treat. Well, guess what — now they do, and it’s amazing!


Of course, it’s made with plant-derived ingredients and no parabens or phthalates. But the real reason I love it is that it makes my hands feel heavenly. After I do the dishes, I squirt one pump of this into my palm and rub it in (a little goes a long way). It sinks in right away, which means I can jump on my computer or go through the mail without getting grease everywhere.


Thanks to the essential oils, it smells amazing too. You can choose from your favorite Mrs. Meyer’s scents and after months of cinnamon spice, these fresh scents make me want to clear out all the junk in our house and get ready for spring. I can’t help but catch myself sniffing my hands throughout the day!

I’m so excited about this product that I had to share this offer from Grove. When you sign up using my link, you’ll get a free Mrs. Meyer’s lotion + kitchen set to help you get a fresh start on the new year. Even sweeter? The lotion is only available at Grove right now, so you’ll be the first to try it! It’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little pick-me-up for you and your home.




Here’s what new Grove Collaborative customers get with their first purchase of $20:

Free Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap
Free Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap
Free Mrs. Meyer’s lotion
Free Grove Collaborative Enamel Cleaning Caddy
Free Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges
Free shipping


Of course, nothing says “I’ve got it together” like a matching trio of dish soap, hand soap, and lotion sitting neatly by the sink. Toss the kids’ art supplies or homework stuff in this chic Grove Collaborative enamel caddy and, voila, you’re ready for last-minute visitors without breaking a sweat.

Here’s one more thing that will make life easy: your subscription to Grove Collaborative. After all the holiday madness, I have zero desire to run to the store for a tube of toothpaste. Grove hand-selects the best natural products (like this Mrs. Meyer’s lotion) and delivers them to my door, on my schedule — for less than what I used to pay at the grocery store. I can choose the products in my shipment and order at any time, but Grove also recommends a shipment schedule to keep me on budget and stocked up on essentials. It has saved me from many last-minute trips to the store for laundry detergent or trash bags. Saving money and going green? That’s two resolutions checked off right there!
This Mrs. Meyer’s lotion is only available at Grove Collaborative and supplies are limited, so don’t wait! I’m excited for you to try it and see why I’m such a fan of Grove.
Here’s how it works:
1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You will receive the Fresh Start Kit for free when you sign up! If you’re already a Grove customer, you’ll receive a Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap for free with your next order.
2. Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your first basket -- this takes under 30 seconds!
3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.
4. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.
5. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.
Tip to save: Once you’ve submitted your Grove order, you’ll be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial. For 60 days, save even more with free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales and personal service.

Save Money Shopping Online AND An iPad Pro Giveaway

unnamed-6 How much of your Christmas shopping did you do online? I did 95% of my shopping online and I was still shopping just a few days before Christmas. I didn't have to drive to a crowded store, find a parking spot, nor wait in line to check out. I did my shopping on my couch while the kids were at school. Not only was it easier - I saved more money and got paid to shop! Yes - shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn cash back on all your online purchases. Yes, there will still be a need to go to an actual store and I do love to walk around a mall to try things on and enjoy the scenery, but online shopping is a much better choice. unnamed-4 If you have never been paid to shop online, you are going to love this! It's just 1 extra step and you shop. Beesavy keeps track of your purchases and gives you cash back on your purchases. Here are a few examples:
  • Walmart - 2%
  • Best Buy - 1.5%
  • Uber - up to $50
  • Hotels.com - 2%
  • 101 inks - 14%
  • Ancestry.com - up to $8.75
There are over 2,000 of the top online brands where you can earn cash back! All your purchase will add up and Beesavy will send you money! I usually get a nice check back after Christmas so we like to put it away for a Spring Break trip. You could use it to get a pedicure or go out to eat. This is "free" money! Ready to sign up? Click here to join and use the referral code Busymommylist

Do you want to know what's even better? Getting paid when your friends shop! And that's what makes Beesavy's social shopping concept so unique. Refer your friends to Beesavy and you will earn a 10% cash back bonus whenever they shop! This isn't a limited time offer, you will earn this bonus forever...there is no limit!

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Giveaway Details:

  • iPad Pro (value $599)
  • Dates: January 11 2017 - January 30 2017 winner selected and announced the first week in February.
  • US Only
Enter on the Giveaway Tool Below:
 
The blogger is not responsible for the prize. The event is organized by SavingYouDinero.com and the prize is provided by Beesavy.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Wrist Society Giveaway

Welcome to the 
Arturo Alvarez Demalde
Wrist Society Giveaway 

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Sponsored by:
Arturo Alvarez Demalde
Hosted By
~1 Winner~
Open to US
1/9  12am ~ 1/23 11:59pm
~Prize~
3-month subscription to Wrist Society 


A special shout out to our Co-Hosts 
Deliciously SavvyIMHO Views Reviews and Giveaways, Momma Without a ClueMichigan Saving and More, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, and My Silly Little Gang

Now for the fun stuff. This giveaway is open to US. There are daily bonus entries so please check back tomorrow. Share it with your family and friends, they'll want to enter to win too!!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Growing Popularity Of Cornhole


When the creators of cornhole created the game, they couldn't have predicted that it was going to become as popular as it has. The game is simple. It involves two teams tossing 6x6" bean bags at a board with a hole in it about 20 feet away. Players get 3 points for getting the bag in the hole and 1 point for landing it on the board. The first team to 21 wins. 

Cornhole certainly is one of the most popular leisure games in America, especially in the midwest. Drive by any barbecue or tailgate party and you will see the game being played. The game is so popular that there is now an arcade game version made by the same company that created Golden Tee. Now, fans of the game can even play it inside. 

Why is it popular? 


It is curious that the game is so widely played. It's not really an original idea. Some version of it has been played for centuries. Nevertheless, the sport has captured the attention of the American leisure game enthusiast. I think there are a few reasons for this. 

It's Easy to Learn and Play


Cornhole doesn't require a lot of athletic talent. This makes it fun because anyone can play. It's fun whether you're playing socially or competing. Anyone can be good at the game regardless of their age. 

The social aspect of cornhole is also important. You can easily hold a conversation during a match. This is why it is so popular at parties. Of course, there are very serious players that compete in nationally. Last year, they even held a tournament at Soldier Field in Chicago. 


Equipment 



If you are really into the game and like to host parties, get your own cornhole set. There are a lot of companies like Custom Corn Toss that sell official cornhole boards. The games are made from top-quality durable materials and will last for years. If you are one of those people that leaves stuff like this outside, don't worry. They are completely weather resistant. 

Another cool thing you can do is get a customer cornhole game. Add a little flair to your set by getting your favorite college sports team's logo painted on it. You can even get two rivals teams painted on them and have competitions on game day. Your imagination is the only limitation when it comes to creating a custom cornhole set. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Little House On The Prairie And Giveaway!

** We received one of these dolls in return for our honest review. All opinions are my own. **



Little House On The Prairie was my very favorite childhood book series. I read each book several times over and would sneak them under my pillow so I could read them at night when I was supposed to be in bed. I would imagine how much fun it would be to be alive back then and do all of the things that Laura did. Especially wearing those cute boots and dresses! One thing I never had was a Laura Ingalls doll. Thanks to The Queen's Treasures, they exist now and they are just as adorable as I imagined!


I've been debating whether or not this doll would go into my own collection or would my youngest daughter be successful in her many attempts in trying to take Laura for her very own. She's also a Little House On The Prairie fan and has her own books but, this is something I have been hoping for for so long! (Of course, I figure she will end up winning. They always do.) But, for now, she plays with her quite a bit. Usually when they are reading some of Laura's own books!



Plus, the Laura Ingalls doll has a few things in common with her other 18" dolls. They can wear each other's clothing and even hang out at a tea party or just sit on her bed. We have been checking out all of the clothing and other products that The Queen's Treasure offers on their website and we are planning a day to visit the store. (We aren't so far away so we're thinking maybe after winter!)


The doll is very well made, as you can see. A lot of detail went into this as well as excellent craftsmanship! She comes with this cute patchwork quilt, her eyelet ruffle front nightgown and cap, a pillow and her little ragdoll. The box itself can easily be converted into a bed! Her eyes close when she lies down and open when she wakes up! This is definitely the type of doll that could and should be handed down and will indeed last for a very long time. I would have to say that the quality is nothing short than exceptional. We have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and I've had dolls myself, so, I have seen some on both ends of the spectrum. I would place this doll and all of the tiny details from the hair, to the nightie, to the ragdoll, and the beautiful patchwork quilt, in a 5 star rating. (I'd even add a few +++++'s there too!) 

The Queen's Treasures is very generously offering this giveaway which is perfect for the holiday season! I would be ecstatic to own a collection like the winner will be receiving! 
The prizes include: 

  • One Laura Ingalls Doll by The Queen’s Treasures. Retail value $99.99 
     
  • One Little House Wagon, one Little House Pony, and one Little House Pony w/Saddle by The Queen’s Treasures. Retail value $279.97 
     
  • Jack the Brindle Bull Dog and Shaker Boxes, Cooking Set, Dishes Set, and Kitchen Tool Set. Retail value $195.95 
     
  • Doll Clothing and Accessories by The Queen’s Treasures including: Child’s Apron & Cap, Prairie Dress Set, Little House Night Gown, and Little House Quilt & Basket. Retail value $89.96 
     
  • One Complete Collection DVD Set of the original Little House on the Prairie television series. Retail Value $120 
     
  • One DVD of the Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilderdocumentary. Retail Value $19.95

You can enter directly at this link! 

This is also a great website for anything and everything, Laura Ingalls! You can find many different references, Laura's story, recipes, and much more. If you are a Laura Ingalls fan, you will adore this website! (Your little ones will too!)

You can also find a great deal of doll furniture, clothing, this Laura Ingalls doll, and much more, at The Queen's Treasures! (You can also find this doll at Target!) The 18" doll sells for a suggested retail price of $99.99. If you are looking for a full line of accessories,  you can find them here!  If you scroll to the bottom of the website, you will find a place to enter your email for their list. Be sure to do this because you will be included in secret sales and elite pricing! (It is certainly worth your while!) 

You can also find the Queen's Treasures on Twitter!



and on Pinterest!