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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nuzest May Giveaway

Check out this awesome Giveaway to win some awesome Nuzest products!

Go here to enter this awesome giveaway. There are five prize packs! I love Nuzest products! 

Enter the Giveaway HERE

Thirst-Quenching Beverages for Memorial Day BBQs

Add some excitement to your barbecue with these three delicious drinks!

  It’s time to start planning delicious drink ideas for all your upcoming barbecues and Memorial Day festivities. Skip the calories and keep the flavor with refreshing drink recipes which can be whipped up in a minute’s notice – how convenient! I love how all these drinks use my favorite low calorie drink Cascade Ice!

Melon Mixer
Time to buy that delicious watermelon you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Start with 3oz of Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon. Then pour 1oz of club soda. Add several slices of watermelon and blueberries and stir to release the fresh flavor. Voila!

Pomegranate Icer
Pomegranates pack a punch of vitamins and anti-oxidants and now that they are in season, it’s a great time for this refreshing drink. First pour 4oz of Cascade Ice Pomegranate Berry and 1oz of Cascade Ice Strawberry Lemonade into a glass with crushed ice. Top if off with fresh pomegranate seeds for the perfect touch and serve!

Grapefruit-Lemonade Refresher
A BBQ isn’t complete without some ice-cold lemonade! Try the Grapefruit-Lemonade Refresher for a new twist. Start with a chilled glass full of ice and add 3oz of Cascade Ice Grapefruit and 4oz of Cascade Ice Lemonade. Garnish with sliced lemons and a sugar rim.

Check out all the wonderful flavors of Cascade Ice Water and try these delicious low-calorie drinks at your barbecue!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Make Any Occasion Special With Customized Picture Oreo Cookies

 The next couple months are filled with special occasions like graduations, father's day, weddings, birthdays, and many others. Many people are looking for unique party favors, gifts, and desserts for these special occasions. Veronica's Treats has just the treat that will wow your guests. They make this delicious chocolate covered Oreo cookies that you can customize for any gift or occasion. Most everyone likes Oreos and they will love them, even more, when they are dipped in milk or white chocolate.

Sponsored Post: I received samples of the mentioned product to facilitate this post.

 I was sent several cookies from Veronica's Treats so I could see how tasty and beautiful they are.  Let me tell you these cookies were delicious and they also looked so cool. I just love that you can send the company a photo and then they will place the image on an Oreo cookie! You can then serve these cookies to your guests or wrap them up for a cute party favor. I know my husband would love these cookies for a father's day gift. How cute would these cookies be for a birth announcement or for baby's first birthday! Each cookie is individually wrapped! You can even add a colored ribbon of your choice to the package.

  When my son graduates from high school next year, these cookies would be a perfect way to congratulate him on that special day. These Customized Picture Oreo Cookies would be great for so many celebrations, parties, and gifts. A business could put their company logo on the cookies for a great way to advertise or put the Photo Cookies in a favor box for thank you gifts to their employees.

    Customized Picture Oreo Cookies are just one of the many unique treats that Veronica's Treats sell. This company had me drooling as I was looking at their website. Veronica's Treats sells lots of customized and decorative treats for occasions like graduation, birthday, Christmas, weddings, and more. They have treats like cookies, brownies, cake pops, pretzels, and even mini cakes. I just love their personalized graham crackers for making smores! You need to check out the smores making kits that allow your guests to color the marshmallows. Now back to those awesome delicious Customized Picture Oreo Cookies~~~~ you need to check them out for your next occasion. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Check out this awesome giveaway! 

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

  I have been of fan of Mandisa for quite some time. I was first introduced to her music on the radio when I heard her song Good Morning. I just loved this upbeat song so had to purchase her Get Up CD which had a bunch of remixes that help me when I exercise. I really run faster when I have Mandisa on my iPod. So when I heard that Mandisa was releasing another album, I just had to check it out as it had another favorite Mandisa song on it Unfinished. I really loved listening to Mandisa's voice on this her new OUT OF THE DARK CD. While this CD did not get me running faster, this music was great to listen to while I was getting some work done on my computer. This CD showed me a new side of Mandisa that was mellow yet refreshing as it lifted my spirits up.

Mandisa wrote her song “Overcomer” in 2013 to encourage her close friend Kisha, who was battling breast cancer. Mandisa really believed and prayed that God was going to heal her, but when Kisha went to be with Jesus in 2014, Mandisa’s foundation was shaken in a way she never expected. She fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the rest of the world. Mandisa believes if she had kept going down that road she was on, she would not be here today… but God stepped in and lifted her out of that pit by using her close friends to communicate their love for her and God’s love for her. This album is Mandisa’s way of letting her fans into her story – it’s called 'Out Of The Dark' because that is exactly where God lifted her out of! 

Story Behind The Album:
Acoustic Video for "Unfinished”:

                  Purchase link: 

You can watch Mandisa talk openly about overcoming depression on Good Morning America here:

 #OutOfTheDark #FlyBy 


I have a copy of the MANDISA OUT OF THE DARK CD to giveaway to one of my readers. Just enter on the form below and good luck!

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  The winner is subject to eligibility verification.

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning this giveaway depend on the number of entries. All entries will be verified. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NestFresh Calls for Home Bakers’ Best Recipes During National Egg Month

Love to cook? Then check out this contest for home bakers!

 To advocate for the all-American egg during National Egg Month in May, NestFresh, one of the most innovative specialty egg products in the nation, is hosting a baking recipe contest. Calling upon home bakers nationwide to submit their best recipes, entrants will vie for the opportunity to win the grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card and a gift package filled with free product from NestFresh.

 Throughout the campaign, select submitted recipes will “face off” weekly on the campaign’s landing page on Facebook. A final cooking demonstration on YouTube will celebrate the grand prize winner and his or her accompanying recipe.

Fans can enter the baking contest by entering their recipes through NestFresh on Facebook.  Recipes can be submitted during National Egg Month, from May 1 through May 31.  To learn more about NestFresh’s Second Annual Egg-cellent Baking Contest and NestFresh, visit

Tandoor Chef Raises Awareness About Celiac Disease & A Giveaway

 Check out this awesome Giveaway to win a month of free Tandoor Chef.

  According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. The most common symptoms of Celiac disease are nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. In support of Celiac Awareness Month, Tandoor chef has launched a new campaign to show consumers suffering from Celiac Disease the ease of having great restaurant-quality, gluten free meal options to enjoy.


  Throughout this campaign, consumers are encouraged to share their go-to gluten free Tandoor Chef meal on social media. By using the hashtag #GlutenFreeGoTo, they will be entered to win the grand prize of a month of free Tandoor Chef.

#GlutenFreeGoTo begins May 1 and will conclude May 31 and will be hosted on Tandoor Chef’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Get Your Kids On The Healthy Living Train

If you think it's time to get your family on board of the healthy living train - that's great. There are many ways you can encourage your family to keep fit and eat will, and most of it will be starting with yourself, and showing everyone just how simple it is.
So let's start today!

Healthy eating
If you're the one that does the cooking at home, then it'll be your job to make healthy meals that everyone will want to eat, and this is where you have to be clever.
It's no good just putting a whole bunch of veg on the plate for dinner. If you have young children, then this just isn't going to cut it. So this is where you're going to have to be creative. You will need to find ways of feeding your children fruit and veg while making it look appealing and taste good.
Try baking carrots for a sweet treat, of cut them as finely as possible and mix them in with their favorite food. If you make it look like something else, they may not even realize what they're eating. And once they admit they like it, you can tell them what it was. Consider making fruit smoothies too; these go down a treat.

Keeping fit
A lot of kids have no problem with staying fit because they are always on the go, running around and playing. But if your child isn't as active as they should be, you will want to try and change that.
On the weekend, get out of the house and take your kids to the park for a game of soccer, or go swimming. They won't be seeing it as exercise; they'll see it as going out and playing!
If you have no time to go out during the weekday, why not bring the fun to your home? Have a look at this guide for choosing the best bike exercise stand. Bikes are a great way to exercise on, as it works a lot of different muscles in your body, plus you can do it while watching tv! So lead by example and have a good session on it. When your kids start asking what that is and if they can have a go - you have succeeded.

It's not about dieting and working out- they're children, they don't need to do that. This is just a way you can encourage living a healthy lifestyle through positive influences.

The way you talk in front of your kids will have a big impact on the way they see things. So if you're very critical of your body, or someone else's, whether it's just a little comment or full on fat shaming, your child will be taking all this in, and start getting insecurities about their own body. So you should always talk in a positive way, even if you don't necessarily believe it - your child will.

So get to the grocery store and fill your shopping cart full of delicious fruit and veg. Well, what are you waiting for?
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