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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Add new Thanksgiving dishes to your feast with A COOKBOOK FOR ALL SEASONS #OMGyum

 Looking for festive fall #OMGyum recipes? Check out A Cookbook For All Seasons http://bit.ly/ACookbookForAllSeasons




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 Why yes, I know you know Thanksgiving is just around the corner and sometimes we dread the same dinner menu items year after year. I myself every once in a while like to surprise the family with a new dish to get them talking more about how delicious the dinner was. This great cookbook is just the one to help you put that winning dish on your menu too. Did I mention it was an e-book.  I want to let you know about FIVE of the delicious recipes I might try my hand at this year.

1.   Easy Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls made with Fleischmann’s® Yeast #OMGyum #FleischmannsYeast http://bit.ly/CloverleafDinnerRolls
https://members.one2onenetwork.com/images/moduleSharePhotoLargePhoto-544e74dc2ac13b1317f9f830 The word "EASY" is a lifesaver during Thanksgiving preparations.


https://members.one2onenetwork.com/images/moduleSharePhotoLargePhoto-544e74e12ac13bbc16f9f8472. Chocolate Pecan Pie made Karo® Syrup #OMGyum #KaroSyrup http://bit.ly/ChocolatePecanPieKaro




                                   Everyone loves a little bit of chocolate   
                                   and it kicks this tradititional dessert up
                                   another level









3.  The Spooky Marshmallow     I would definitely try my hand at a different shape and probably make turkeys.  Do you think they would turn out right?   Anyhow, they would be a great way for guests to enjoy if you are running a little behind on Thanksgiving or Christmas serving time.
A tutorial with plenty of tips and ticks on how to make the best homemade from-scratch vanilla marshmallows

4.  A Cookbook for All Seasons: Quick Pumpkin Beer Bread made with Fleischmann’s® Yeast #OMGyum #FleischmannsYeast http://bit.ly/QuickPumpkinBeerBread

https://members.one2onenetwork.com/images/moduleSharePhotoLargePhoto-544dce1d2ac13b2831f9f83bAnother great word here is QUICK  and this can be served with a side dish such as your greens or string beans.  I'm from Mississippi and my family has to have greens as a dish for
Thanksgiving. 














 5.  A Cookbook for All Seasons: Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing made with Fleischmann's® Simply Homemade® #OMGyum http://bit.ly/SouthernCornbreadDressing
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A traditional great dish that no Thanksgiving feast should be without in my opinion.


Hope you find your fave five in this recipe book as well. Let me know what they are.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Students can #ShareAwesome and win prizes and technology for their school!



By Kids For Kids Co. worked with the National PTA to launch their #ShareAwesome campaign on September 16! #ShareAwesome is National PTA's first public awareness campaign that addresses online safety and digital citizenship in a fun and positive way. With the support of their sponsor LifeLock, they are working to help families create an open, evolving conversation about digital technology's role in our everyday lives and empower them to make more positive and safer decisions.

The program includes a national contest, administered by BKFK, for teens to show how they "share awesome" online and winners receive exciting prizes and earn technology for their schools!

This is what your students need to know to enter:
#ShareAwesome and Win Contest Prizes: Students ages 13-17 can participate in the contest and must submit an entry on ShareAwesomeNow.org/Challenge by November 30. Ten finalists will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro2 and our grand prize winner will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, a $2,500 scholarship and technology for their school.

Teachers can learn more about positive digital citizen at
ShareAwesomeNow.orga hub of expert information compiled from National PTA partners, including activation tools for students, parents and PTAs. The site includes online safety and digital citizenship quizzes for parents and students, a composite of #ShareAwesome contest submissions and a section with tips for educators on how to teach students to be safer, smarter, more positive digital citizens.
 
       
 
 
 
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Susan's Disney Family: Kmart ...Giftcard Giveaway

WIN A $75 DOLLAR KMART GIFTCARD BY READING AND ENTERING THIS BLOG GIVEAWAY

 









 Disclosure: This post is blogged about for an entry into a giveaway. These opinions are not my own.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Look Magnificient with Sheer Cover Studio Mineral Makeup: plus a year's supply giveaway!

This was my first time trying mineral makeup and I was very impressed with the kit of Sheer Cover.  I received the dark kit and it included


and I received foundation and concealer makeup brushes as well as the cleanser.  


Cons:  I am not a fan of the cleanser because I am so use to foamy facial cleansers and this cleanser is not.  I love the light weight moisturizer. It gives the skin a calm and refreshing feeling. I have to say the primer makes all the difference in the world to me for great results. If you look at the pics below. I would use the primer before application. It is suggested you wait for moisturizer, brightening, etc to dry before applying the makeup but honestly I don't have the time to really wait so this makes the process a little bit of a hassle for me.


Here are some before and after pictures without using the primer!My pictures are with my iphone but you can tell the distinct difference of makeup and no makeup.

Before:
After:
 

With primer & conceal and brightener trio:
 

This picture is a little blurry but the makeup looks so much better. It is not grainy like the ones above.

CONS: I love the lengthening mascara  but I am not a fan of the lash extending fibers because it did not blend well into my lashes after applying the mascara. I could still see white products on my lashes and it made my lashes hard.

Overall, I like the quality of the makeup is great.  I love the quality of the brushes as well. I currently use MAC makeup brushes and these are of optimum  comparison. I would definitely keep a stock of this makeup as I don't wear makeup every day but on those special occasions, I would prefer the sheer cover.

Today is the last day to enter to win 1 of 10 (year's supply of sheer cover). 
Yes, I said right. You have the chance to win 1 of 10 by clicking and entering here. GOOD LUCK!


Disclosure: I am a ModernMom Insider and received a product to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Train's NEW Word Stirring 7th Album is Here! #BulletproofPicasso #O2O



 Bulletproof Picasso, the newest album from Train! The new album comes out September 16th.


The album has some lyrics that you can rock out to but also gets you stirring. I received a copy to review and I immediately added "Cadillac, Cadillac" as one of my favorite songs.  I also love "Give It All".  It has the ballads of San Francisco through it. It makes me want to let my top down and ride....If I had a vehicle where the top comes down (LOL). My daughter and I love  “Hey Soul, Sister” and we cannot get enough of this song. I am more in tune with their headbobbing tracks than the smooth love filled tracks such as "Mary Me". As you can see I am a fan of toe -tapping music.



Tired of me talking about my favorites well you can hear some of the great music I'm talking about on their Official Train Website – http://savemesanfrancisco.com.


I have to add that every female should hear "Don't Grow Up So Fast".  My daughter said she will be doing her ballet routine with this song in December and I am proud of her choice. To be honestly, I won't be surprise to see this song on a future movie soundtrack. "You watch my words" as the older generation say.


Love this.....you got to watch it.


ONE HOUR TIL THE SHOW.....
Get ready and tune into Train's live performance on the QVC channel on Today at 5pm ET. 

The album is available for pre-order  on  iTunes and on Amazon for $7.99 (great price) and you get an instant download of " Angel in Blue Jeans" and more. How cool is that.  


                     Tracklisting for Bulletproof Picasso includes:
1. Cadillac, Cadillac
2. Bulletproof Picasso
3. Angel In Blue Jeans
4. Give It All
5. Wonder What You're Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
6. Son Of A Prison Guard
7. Just A Memory
8. I'm Drinkin' Tonight
9. I Will Remember
10. The Bridge
11. Baby, Happy Birthday
12. Don't Grow Up So Fast




You can follow their social media sites here for more information on them: 

Some of trains accolades include selling more than ten million albums worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations.




Disclosure: I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.

The greatest 2014 baby shower gift #Burt's Bees Baby!


It may be back to school season, but it's also peak baby season with the highest number of little ones being born this time of year. That means many of us are currently in the market for a great new baby gift, and luckily we know just the thing for you!

You may have recently seen us sharing that Burt's Bees Baby now has a line of ultra-soft, 100% organic cotton baby clothes, which are a must-have for any new mom and baby.  Well now, Burt's Bees Baby is offering a wonderful assortment of gift baskets exclusively at Costco.com!  These beautiful baskets make the perfect gift for a baby shower, new baby arrival, or even a gift for yourself and your own new addition!

From meal-time to play-time, bath-time to nap-time and all the wonderful times in between, the Burt's Bees Baby® Bee Essentials Ultimate 14 Piece Gift Basket covers them all in your choice of pink, blue, or neutral.  Perfectly placed within a natural, reusable storage basket is all the 100% organic cotton essentials baby needs including footed coverall, short sleeve bodysuit, swaddling blanket, knot top hat, two burp cloths, hooded towel, washcloth set, and two patented lap shoulder bibs! 

 
Another perfect gift option is the Burt's Bees Baby ® 9 Piece All You Need Bath Basket.  This must-have nurturing bath basket is filled with everything parents need to make sure bath time is fun and memorable for all including two hooded towels, a knit terry hooded robe, and two washcloths, all in super soft and absorbent 100% organic cotton knit terry. Also included is Burt's Bees Baby Bee ® natural wash, lotion, and diaper ointment, all beautifully wrapped within a natural reusable storage basket.

    
 
These exclusive Costco.com Burt's Bees Baby gift baskets are the perfect gift solution

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to School with Big Event Fundraising and $250 Target Giftcard #Giveaway

Big Event Fundraising has unique fundraising ideas that have helped schools raise millions since 1999. They offer a variety of programs for elementary, middle and high school groups.  They have items from kitchen & home, personalized items, cook and frozen foods, wrapping paper, to candles and everything in between.  Your fundraiser should be a success because there is something for everyone to like and purchase.






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They know  how expensive back to school time can be and they are giving away a $250 target giftcard.

How awesome! For your chance to win, visit their blog here!
Target Gift Card



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High Value Coupon for 34- Degrees- $3.00 off

Hey Everyone!


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Crazy High value coupon and Qples and I wanted to make sure we let you all know about it.  34-Degrees has a $3.00 off coupon running right now.  Their price is normally between $4-$5 so this is really high discount.  Click on photo to go get your coupon. Thanks so much Qples!

Get Healthy Snackin with Harvest Snaps & #Giveaway #HarvestSnapsFan

My Snack Box from Harvest Snapswas delivered and I did indeed got snacking quickly.




 


I am enjoying my new Harvest Snaps Snack Box and the Wasabi Ranch and Lightly Salted are already gone with the first week. They are crisp and filled with flavor but light and airy for guilt free snacking. Harvest Snaps are baked, gluten-free, high in fiber and protein, low in sodium and fat.  Great for those who like chips when snacking but have to watch their salt or sugar intake. 


My husband love the black pepper and he is a truck driver who has taken the entire package on the road with him and they were gone in two days, daughter (9) loved the lightly salted, and well my two year old just love the shape and crispiness of the snacks.

 
I am hosting a giveaway for my readers that will give you the chance to win a Harvest Snaps Snack Box like the one below!


 



 





























In addition to this awesome snack pack, I myself will be sending free coupons directly to help make that lunchbox even awesomer.......and the coupons to the winner will include:

(1) Free coupon for any Fresh & Healthy, All  Natural Cabo Fresh Guacomole
(1) Free coupon for any one King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Mini Sub Rolls
(1) Up to $4.00 off any Arnold/Brownberry or Oroweat Sandwich Thins Rolls
(all coupons expire 12/31/14)


To enter the giveaway:
  • Visit the Harvest Snaps Lunchspiration microsite and check out my blog post about their $1,000 contest here! (click on word lunchspiration to be taken to the site)
  • Create an original bento box design and share to your social networks such as twitter and facebook, or Pin on Pinterest (be sure to like and tag @vivaciousgold on twitter,  @livivua.c.chandler on facebook)   
  • Copy and paste the link to your share and/ or Pin in the comments section of this blog post
  • Tell me what other healthy snack you could make with the free products to include in the lunchbox with harvest snaps
  • Giveaway ends 9/15/14 and 12 am CST





This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Giveaway snack pack will be fulfilled by Harvest Snaps. I am not responsible for the snack pack. Coupons will be fulfilled by and mailed by myself.