Oct 132014
 

This post on saving on my vegetable soup recipe with the Walmart Savings Catcher is sponsored by Crowdtap. All thoughts and words are my own. #WMTSavingsCatcher

We’ve had a pretty serious cold snap here the last few days, and it’s been frequently accompanied by rain.  It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a bowl of something hot.  Something like vegetable soup.

Vegetable Soup Recipe #WMTSavingsCatcher

My husband is a fan of soups in general and requests them frequently.  The other day as I was heading out the door to pick up groceries, my husband suggested that I also get the things I’d need to make vegetable soup.  I took a mental inventory of what we already had in the pantry and fridge, then added the rest of the ingredients to the shopping app on my phone. Continue reading »

Oct 092014
 

This #CrystalLightWM #RanFan Platinum Points post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

I have a bottle of water on me pretty much at all times.  In the car, in my “diaper bag”, on my desk, when I’m hitting the treadmill.  Staying hydrated helps curb hunger and lets your body run optimally.

Earn Platinum Points When You Buy Crystal Light at Walmart #CrystalLightWM #RanFan

As much as I love water, sometimes I want a little flavor.  And that’s when I reach for Crystal Light To Go packs.  I’ve been using them for years now, and I love them.  You can’t beat the convenience of tucking those little packets into your pocket or purse and having a pop of flavor whenever you want. Continue reading »

May 052014
 

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This #FamilyMoble shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.

By now you likely know that for the last year or so my family has been using Walmart Family Mobile cell service.  We originally decided to try it out because of the low cost (which is now just $39.88 per month) for the unlimited talk, text and web.  With as much as we call and text back home, and with as much as I need to be connected on the go because of blogging, it just made financial sense.

Walmart #FamilyMobile Unlimited Talk Text and Web for $39.88 #shop

Last fall I shared that before we left to visit my family in Maine, we added a line to our plan and surprised my Mom with a phone.  She already called often to talk to Bubbles, and she’s even learned to text since then.  The data plan isn’t something she really uses, and if you find yourself in the same boat there is now also the option to get unlimited talk and text – without the data – for only $29.88 per month.  I love when companies give customers exactly what they want. Continue reading »

Apr 162014
 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

When we were prepping for Bubbles’ arrival, one of the things we researched was a stroller.  I knew we wouldn’t need one right away, but when we looked at the options, I found that there were a number of “travel sets”.  A combination stroller with a car seat that could go from base in the car, to snapping into the stroller.  Very convenient!

People also encouraged me to get a travel stroller.  I kind of brushed the idea off, because the stroller that came with our set was a pretty sweet ride, and I couldn’t imagine why we’d want to use anything else.  Like needing a golf cart when you had a luxury SUV.

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller #Urbini

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Nov 222013
 

This Suave holiday scents is a sponsored post on behalf of Global Influence.  All words and opinions are my own.

The holidays are all about scents.  The pine scent of a freshly-cut wreath or Christmas tree, pumpkin pie cooling on the counter, even the smoky smell of a fire burning in the fireplace on a cold winter night.  Of course, around here that fire smell is usually paired with hot chocolate, so you get an extra yummy holiday scent.

Holiday Scents of the Season #suavescents

The list really could go on: sugar cookies, apple cider, gingerbread, egg nog.  I’m starting to make myself both hungry and anxious for the holidays to get here just by thinking about these scents.  I love the fact that such strong memories can be evoked simply by recalling what something smells like. Continue reading »