Rudolph turns 50 #Rudolph50 #ShineBright #giveaway

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running and highest-rated holiday TV special of all time, and it is inarguably a beloved part of the American holiday tradition.   This year is the 50th anniversary of the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Yes, the sort-of fuzzy and very dated little reindeer with the bright red nose who ...

Help for really dry skin #Vaseline

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have such dry, scaly skin in cold weather months.  I actually refer to it as elephant skin (and I'm not sure why because I've not actually rubbed an elephant's skin ever!).  I hate it.  It's embarrassing ...

Date Night at Outback #OutbackBestMates

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Outback Steakhouse is on a mission to help couples steak out more time for one another by declaring itself the Official Sponsor of Date Night and offering a special weekend deal they can’t refuse.  Naturally, we couldn't refuse, because we LOVE Outback Steak (and the Ahi Tuna appetizer) so after 3 nights scheduled and delayed, ...

Preserving digital memories #LyveMinds

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I am going to admit here and now I'm horrible about printing our photos.  Going back since our oldest was born? I could easily guess we have over 10,000 photos I have not printed.  I'm pretty sure we wouldn't print all of them, but I've printed almost NONE of them.  It's not deliberate- but as ...

Getting stains out of clothes

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We are a sports family, through and through. My children absolutely love to participate in sports and activities. Although it does take a lot of ripping and running on my Husband and I's part, we love them being able to participate in the activities they love as well. You know what DOESN'T love all of their ...

#ChocolateHistory #TwitterParty 11/11

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Ready to party? I am.  What's the occasion?  Well, some of my favorite chocolates are going to be available for purchase where some of my other favorite chocolates are available for purchase.  What's better than CHOCOLATE? Seriously, though.  Remember when I went to G Dub's House? (Mount Vernon) or when Racquel went to Old Salem and ...

Jimmy Dean Delights Entrees #ShineAnytime

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In the last two years, my husband and I have both been hit extremely hard with various health issues. I had to undergo surgery, while my husband was predicted to be insulin dependent for the remainder of his life. To say that we were shocked would be an understatement! How could this happen? We were ...

Pull-Ups Play Date Let’s Talk Potty Training

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups.  As a thank you for participating in this program I received samples to review and a promotional item.  #PullUpsAcademy I recently invited a few mom friends to bring their potty training toddlers for a play date.  All our attending toddlers were either in ...

David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

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I've never really had strong feelings about beef before, particularly steak.  I just was kind of blase about it.  That all changed when I had lunch at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods after enjoying some spa time at Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. Renowned Chef David Burke brings his creative, whimsical style to Foxwoods Resort Casino with ...

Chocolate Cough Medicine #DrCocoaReliefwithaSmile

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We're coming into that time of year where I'm giving a serious side eye to each and every cough, sneeze, and sniffle I hear. With flu season just around the corner I'm not taking any chances. I know that I can't protect my kids every single moment of every single day (aside from putting them ...