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Wish List Wednesday

Let the Wishlist Wednesday begin again!

Wish List Wednesday

I am dying to get a new pair of Nike Free’s.  The last time I bought a pair was when I started at the tanning salon…about 4 years ago.  My shoes practically have no tread left on them.  Plus the colors now are way cooler than just plain black.

Today I am wishing for:

I am not picky.  Anything bright and funky in a size 10 (room to move while doing turbo kickbox) will do just just great!!

What are wishing for today?

 

14 Saturdays until CHRISTMAS!

Can you believe there are only 14 Saturdays until Christmas?!  Crazy right!?  I think that it calls for bringing back Wishlist Wendesdays.  I love sharing with you things that I am wishing for.  Plus it is a big help for the hubby and Santa to know what I really want for Christmas.  Some of these things may not really be obtainable but isn’t called a WISHlist for nothing.  Watch for those posts starting tomorrow!

Until then let me share with you the movie that will be coming out from Disney this Christmas season….

INTO THE WOODS

Here is a little sneak peek for you!

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“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Disney, PG, All Star cast, Christmas Day….sounds like a winner!  What do you think?  Want to see it or will you pass?

Get $.25 off Each Gallon of Gas!!

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I just learned about this on Freebies2Deals.  This is such a good deal!  Even if you only use it once!

To get $.25 off each gallon of gas:

  • Go sign up for the Fuel Rewards Network Card   It is free!  It is like signing up for a Smith’s card.  Name and address.
  • They will  mail you a card.  Once it arrives go to a participating Shell Gas Station. Swipe your card before filling up with at least 8 gallons of gas.  When you do this you will get $.03 off per gallon.
  • Your next fill up will give you $.25 off per gallon!!
  • From here on out each time you use your card you will get $.03 off per gallon.  Even if you only go twice though (once to activate and once to get the $.25 off) it will be worth it.

When you sign up for the reward card they will give you a Refer-A-Friends code.  Use this code to spread the word to your friends about the Fuel Rewards Network Card and earn an extra $.05 off per gallon for each friend who signs up and uses the program for the first time!  So get your spouse, mom, dad, grandparents…everyone!! to use your link when they sign up.  If you get enough friends and family members to sign up your gas actually ends up being Free!!  Woot! Woot!

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School is back in session

Living in a college town I always tell when school starts.  The traffic just about doubles from summer to fall.  It is crazy!  The nice thing is the students boost our economy.  Between rent, food, and gas students pay a lot of money.  Normally I would say books cost a lot too but now they don’t have to.

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CampusBookRentals.com is a great resource for affordable college textbooks.  By renting books from CampusBookRentals.com you can save 40-90% off of bookstore prices!  With savings like that students can afford other things.  To help students save even more, CampusBookRentals.com offers free shipping both ways!

Beyond the money aspect, CampusBookRentals.com allows you to highlight in the textbooks so it is as if they are yours.  Keep them for as long or as short as you need.  With flexible renting periods you decide how long you need the book and only pay for the time you have it.

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Also when you rent textbooks through CampusBookRentals.com they donate to Operation Smile.  Operation Smile is an international charity for children that heals their smiles and forever changes their lives.  Operation Smile is a “force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.”  Everyone deserves to be able to smile and Operation Smile helps with that.  Working ”in over 60 countries” they are bringing hope for a better future. For more information on Operation Smile go HERE.

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CampusBookRentals.com will not only rent books to you but with their new RentBack program, you can rent your textbooks out that you own!  RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own – to other students  This allows students to make 2-4x more money than if they were to sell their books back to the bookstore.

Not only does CampusBookRentals.com help you save money, they help you make money…all while changing lives for so many children around the world!

 

 

Firmoo Giveaway---5 winners

The other day I introduced you to Firmoo.com and showed you my cool prescription sunglasses.

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Today Firmoo is giving 5 lucky winners a $15 gift voucher to use on any new arrivals pair of glasses.

To enter simply leave me a comment below with your favorite NEW ARRIVAL glasses.For an additional entry follow me on Instagram and leave me a comment with your username.

–The giveaway will close at midnight MST on August 18th.
–The voucher cannot be used on shipping costs.
–Open internationally.  Click HERE to see where Firmoo delivers to.

See in the Sun

When I was little I tried to fake that I had bad eyes so I could get glasses.  I loved the way they looked.  When I was in high school I bought a pair of black framed glasses from Claire’s so I could wear them on days I wanted to look a little more hipster.  (I was sporting the hipster look before hipster was cool.  You could say I was a trend setter ;-) )  For my wedding I bought colored contacts so my eyes would be a brighter color of wedding photos.  They ripped when I went to put them in.  Womp! Womp!   Now that I am 30, I finally need glasses!  Some may say I am crazy to be excited that my eyesight is off but I kind of am!  I love wearing glasses.  I love that they can be a fun accessory to your outfit.  I love that you can see personality in glasses.  I love everything about them.  The only thing I don’t love is that when I forget them things can be a little fuzzy.  Then I feel like I need to pull out my eyeballs and wash them off so I can see better. 

I may or may not have passed along my love for glasses to my son :)

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When I began wearing glasses I had a dilemma when I drove.  I either had the sun in my eyes because I was wearing my glasses or things were a little fuzzy because I was wearing my sunglasses.  I didn’t want to spend a lot on prescription sunglasses so I decided not to own any. 

Firmoo.com is “the world’s most popular online eyeglasses store.”  They offer a large variety prescription eyewear in high quality yet at extremely affordable prices. When I say affordable I mean it!  I am talking $16 and up!  I think the most expensive pair I saw were just $66.  Try to find deals like that in a brick and mortar store.

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I was given the opportunity to receive a pair of prescription sunglasses.  No longer would have have to debate between being able to see in the sun and being able to actually SEE in the sun.  I was so excited to try out my first pair of prescription sunnies.  The Firmoo.com site is super simple to use.  Just find the style you like, put in your prescription information, check out, and done!  The hardest part is trying to decide which pair to get.

I chose this great pair of tortoise glasses and then picked the option to darken the lens to a dark brown.  They currently retail for $33 and to darken the lens it is an additional $10.  Talk about a great price for prescription sunglasses!!  The frame is light weight without feeling cheap.  It is a tortoise shell look.  They are a little more on the red-brown side…not chocolate brown.  I like this because it gives it a little more spunk than a chocolate brown tortoise design would.

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I really like these glasses.  The tint is nice and dark and keeps the sun out of my eyes.  The lightweight frame keeps me from getting a headache.  These are cute and stylish and at a price that can’t be beat.

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Right now Firmoo is offering the FIRST PAIR FREE!  Click the banner below or HERE for more details.  How can you turn down a FREE pair of glasses?  Go on!  Give Firmoo a try and see for yourself why I like Firmoo.

Summer Protection

Most of your know by now I am anti-tanning.  As a past tanner and a past tanning salon store manager I have done my fair share of tanning.  Now I am the proud owner of 20 scars from having pre-cancerous moles removed.  Cute huh!?  I will repeat again what I have said 100′s of times….DO NOT TAN!!  (Read HERE for the whole DO NOT TAN background)

This summer protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.  Don’t forget about your little ones!  Their sensitive little kid skin needs protection too.  Plus, healthy habits are formed at a young age.  Set a good example by putting on sunscreen when you go for a walk, go to the park, play in the backyard, and work in the yard.  It is quick and easy to do.

As a BzzAgent I received coupons and samples of the Coppertone Clearly Sheer line to try out.  This is a skin friendly formula that won’t cause your pores to clog and is safe for sensitive skin.  It was even tested on acne-prone skin and proved to not cause breakouts.  This is nice because now you can protect your skin from harmful rays EVERYDAY!  This sunscreen can be worn under you makeup.  The lightly scented cream will keep you from smelling like a tanning bed or like you just got back from the pool.

I have been using it because it has a great matte finish so no one even knows I have it on.  I am telling you…you NEED to protect your skin.  You will wrinkle sooner.  You will have sunspots earlier.  You will lose that healthy glow you know you want.  If you haven’t been good with sun protection up to this point in your life, it is never too late to start.

I've Got the Power!

I saw this video yesterday and can totally relate to it right now.  Especially the part where she swipes the little girls ice cream cone. LOL GIVE ME THAT!!

TwigTale Sale

Remember when I told you about Beckham’s new TwigTale book and how it is helping him learn about becoming a big brother?  Well, TwigTale is having the best sale of the year just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Head over to Plum District and buy 1 for $12 or 2 for $20!  Normally each book is $20 so this is a great deal!!!  Make a book like mine that teaches your child or “the books can just be a heartwarming way to show your child about a Mother’s (or Grandma’s or Daddy’s) love with the Mommy Loves Me, Me & Mommy, or our Daddy & Me titles for Mother’s or Father’s Day.”  Either way, grab this deal while you can!

*I didn’t receive compensation or a free product for this post.  I just wanted to share a great deal with you!

Walking Alone::Tmart.com Review::

20140314_195943Beckham is at the age where he wants to do everything on his own.  He wants to put things in the grocery cart, read books alone, put DVDs in the player, walk through stores, and go to the car.  Well some of these things are okay to do by himself.  I am good with letting him go down the slide alone.  I am great with letting him try to put on his own clothes.  I am perfectly fine with handing him things to put in the grocery cart.  I am NOT okay with him opening and closing and opening and closing the DVD disc drawer.  I am NOT good with allowing him to drink Diet Coke out of the can in front of my computer.  I am CERTAINLY NOT okay with letting him enter a parking lot without a hand.

We are getting to the point where he is starting to drop to his knees and refusing to walk.  He is beginning to cry when he doesn’t get his way.  He is yanking his hand away when I try to hold it.  I understand the need to allow him to be independent but there are just some things he is too small to do on his own.  Walking alone through a store, the zoo, or in the parking lot are among those things.

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Tmart.com sent me the Child Keeper Safety Harness Strap Bat Backpack.  To get Beckham used to wearing it I took the strap off and let him wear it around the house like a backpack.  He thought it was pretty cool to have it on and see the bat wings in the mirror, but after a while he wanted it off.  I just put it on him for a little bit at a time until he didn’t seem bothered by it.  Then we ventured out for a walk.  He didn’t like it at first…I tell you this kid is getting too independent…but he would rather walk than be in the stroller so he kept it on.  After a little bit he was okay hopping in the stroller and taking it off.  We will get there.

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I do have a few issues with it though.  The product information online and on the tag of the product itself says it has padded shoulder straps.  As you can see from the picture below those straps are not padded.  Also it has a little zippered pocket but that is in the side facing the childs back.  This means in order to get anything out of the pocket you have to take the harness off.  Not very smart if you are hoping to carry tissues, gloves, etc. in it.  This product retails for $7.99 so I guess you get what you pay for?

Check out Tmart.com for tons of other gadgets, accessories, and other needs.  They have tons of lower priced items!