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Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks during November's "Three for Fall" #sponsored

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up during November as part of their Three for Fall promotion. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how: 
1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 12/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it! 

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend. 

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned Amazon cards, paypal cash and more.

Disney Princess Box Giveaway #giveaway #disney #kids #sponsored

Enter for your chance to win (1) Disney Princess Box from Pley ***2 Winners!***


 Little girls love Disney Princesses. With Pley's Official Disney Princess Subscription boxes you can provide screen free entertainment to your child every month. You can sign up for 1, 3 or 6 month packages or just buy 1 of the previous month boxes. Learn more about these amazing Disney boxes here. Scroll down to enter to win a box now!   Sponsored by: Pley Hosted by: MamatheFox Co-Hosted by: The Importance of Being Rees, Lynchburg Mama,Sonya's Happenings and The Artisan Lifestyle Entry-Form MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligation.

Grandbox Offers Sweet Subscription Boxes For Loved Ones

Life can be so busy and we may not always have the time to express our appreciation to our loved ones.
Grandbox is a subscription box service geared towards Seniors.

Grandbox allows you to customize your subscription box with photos and a letter to your loved ones.
Send grandma and grandpa a GrandBox. The perfect gift for Grandparent's Day or just to show them how much they are loved!

GrandBox is a monthly subscription box curated specifically for seniors 65 and up. Each box can be personalized with family photos and a note. It's the perfect gift to bring a smile to your loved ones.




I was given the opportunity to send a Grandbox to my loved one.  i decided to send it to my Great Aunt.  She is very special and dear to me.  I wanted to let her know that I was thinking of her.  I even sent her a photo of me and of my cat, whom she loves.
As soon as she received her package, she called me on the phone to express her gratitude.  She said she was so excited to receive a package in the mai…

Tis the Season For Giving - How To Make Wise Donations

This is the season for good will.  There are many charities and organizations that need our help by volunteering our time or making monetary donations.



Every year at this time, my husband and I decide which charities we will be making donations to, in addition to our usual donations.  There are local charities that house homeless families that we like to donate to.  
In today's day and age of "Funding" pages and scam websites, it is important for us to do research before making any type of charitable donations.  Unless you personally hand deliver your donation, you really don't know where your money is going to.
Another factor in making donations is knowing exactly how the money is being spent.  I like to give to charities that use my funds responsibly.  I don't want to send money to charities that are only using pennies per dollar, of my donation, to help those that my money is intended for.  I want the bulk of my donation to be spent to help others in need.
I …

Ways To Relax at Home

In today's world, it is easy to feel stressed out and on edge.  Here are some ways to make your home feel relaxing and like an oasis away from reality.




1. Burn some candles


Soft scented candles can give your home a relaxing aura and bring warmth to any room.

2. Curl Up With a Good Book


Getting caught up in a good book can take your mind off of everyday life and bring you into a whole new world of imagination.

3. Disconnect


Turn off all of the electronics or anything else that can bring negativity into your home.

4. Play Relaxing Music

Make a playlist of soft and relaxing music that you can listen to when you feel like unwinding.

.5. Light the fireplace

I always feel so relaxed when I sit in front of the fireplace.  I enjoy the warmth of the fire and the sound of the crackling embers.

6. Take a Nap


There is nothing wrong with getting a little nap in during the day.  It can help keep you refreshed and help you de-stress.

7. Meditate

I am not saying you have to sit with your legs crossed a…

How to Keep Your Skin Winter Ready

The cold weather is here and it is time to start preparing your skin for the harsh winter months.  I don't know about you, but  I get very dry skin in the winter.
Here are some tips that I use to help keep my skin looking it's best all season long.
1.  Seek professional advice


You should always seek the advice of your doctor if you have any type of skin ailment, especially if you suffer from very dry skin. Your condition may be caused by something more severe than the weather and may need to be treated differently.


2. Moisturize!

Keeping your skin moisturized is very important. Look for soaps and bodywashes that don't contain alcohol, which can dry out your skin.  Also, look for lotions and creams that are gentle on your skin and apply them immediately after bathing or showering so that they are more effective.  You may also want to keep a small tube of lotion in your desk, briefcase or purse to apply when needed.

3. Wear Gloves

Always keep your hands protected from wind …

Celebrate National Adopt a Dog Month With Your Children #MaverickandMe #Giveaway #sponsored

Maverick and Me is an adorable story about animal adoption.  It was written by ASPCA Ambassador Katherine Schwarzenegger.
In this book, sweet little Maverick is found abandoned and ill, by a loving woman who takes him into her home and nurses him back to health.  Once Maverick is healthy, he is then taken to a local adoption event to be put up for adoption.   
On adoption day, Maverick sits in his cage all day waiting for someone to come along and give him his forever home, but the day is drawing to a close and he is the only dog left to be adopted.  Just then, little Scarlett happens to show up at the event with her mother, who has no intentions of adopting a dog.
When Scarlett's mother sees the beautiful bond between Maverick and her daughter, she decided to adopt him.
Maverick instantly knows he has found a new best friend, his forever home and will always be loved.

This book is beautifully illustrated with vivid colors and pictures that tell the story so candidly. It tells a …

Swago: Shopping Edition Is Back! (US) #sponsored #ad

The holidays are close and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save while you spend. 

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus(and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Shop Swago will begin on Monday, October 23rd at 9am PT/12pm ET, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square w…

A Day at the Farm is a Day Well Spent

I love visiting local farms.  I get great satisfaction by supporting local farmers. Being at  the local farm is very relaxing to me.  The beautiful colors of all of fruits and vegetables, the sounds of the wind blowing through the apple trees, and the sounds of the farm animals are all so wonderful to see and hear.  



Recently, I visited a local "pick your own" farm and loved seeing how many of the fruit and vegetable I eat are grown.


The cabbage was probably the hardest to pick.  They are very sturdy and I had to get help from some younger kids to help me get it off of the stalk.



I enjoyed picking my own tomatoes, peppers and cabbage.  They taste so fresh straight from the vine.  It is nice to know exactly where the food I eat is coming from.



I even picked my own apples and grapes.  The grape vines smelled so good.
The animals on the farm were enjoyable to watch.  The baby goats were so shy and adorable.  They hid behind a tree waiting for their mommy to come feed them.



 Th…