Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Make Mom's Day by Pairing Your Gift w/ a Gift Card + Enter the "WHAT DOES MOM MEAN TO YOU” PINTEREST SWEEPSTAKES" to #Win Great Prizes #ad

Disclosure: I received a gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. will be running Specials by Dinner & A Movie starting Wednesday, May 7 – 

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Are you familiar with  I have been taking advantage of their discount restaurant gift certificates for years, and love giving gift cards as gifts for holidays and birthdays.  They pair so well with a gift, and are a great way to celebrate those you love by giving them a night off of cooking, or let them experience a restaurant they have been talking about, but haven't had a chance to go to yet.  Who doesn't love to save $$$, especially when it comes to dining out?  Since having children and becoming a stay-at-home mom, I now do the cooking every night of the week.  Before the girls, if my husband or I were running late from work, we would just grab takeout.  But, now we have to be more aware of our spending, and don't eat out as much as we used.  And, with little ones our dining experience is not what it used to be.  You know. :-)

On the few occasions where my husband and I can have a date night outside the house, we love grabbing a bite to eat.  Many of our favorite restaurants offer discounted gift cards through, which makes the dining experience that much more enjoyable, as we are know we are saving $$ while getting to enjoy food we love. :-)

And, this Mother's Day, after I serve up a delicious brunch for family and friends, my husband and I will be going out for dinner with the girls, and we will be using a gift card I recently purchased to our favorite Mexican restaurant. Can't wait! 

"This Mother’s Day,, the nation’s largest dining deals site and trusted source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide, has handpicked delicious dining experiences and gift ideas for every budget and compiled them into an exclusive Mother’s Day Gift Guide." 

Simply pair any Gift Card with one of these gift ideas for the ultimate dining experience and Mother’s Day treat...

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  • Help mom discover the serenity and relaxation she needs with a spa treatment, followed by lunch at a tasty new restaurant using her Gift Card. 

     3. The Wine Enthusiast: “For the mom who deserves her own time out!” 

  • Pair her favorite bottle of wine with a Gift Card! Treat mom to the ultimate Mom’s Night Out.
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Surprise Mom with Some Great Movies This Mother's Day from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was not compensated in any way for this post.  I am merely hosting the giveaway on my site, while the vendor is fulfilling the prize.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

When I find myself struggling to find just the right gift for my mom for her birthday or Mother's Day, I can always count on movies to make the perfect gift.  Back when I lived at home, we would love watching chick flicks when they were on television.  And, while I no longer live at home, we still love watching movies like these when she comes to visit the girls.  Movies like the ones below can be watched time and again without getting bored of them.  I know my mom and I would both love to receive the upcoming Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection, which contains 7 of Nicholas Sparks' best movies.

So, if you finding stumped on what to get mom this Mother's Day, why not consider the following movies now available, or releasing on May 6th, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment...

Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection – Available for the first time in one collection, the gift set features seven films based on the best-selling author’s novels, including Safe HavenThe Lucky OneDear John, Nights in RodantheA Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle and The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most renowned storytellers as well as a social media phenomenon whose books, movies and personal pages combine to make him one of the most popular people on all of Facebook. All 17 of his novels have been New York Times bestsellers, published in more than 50 languages, with more than 90 million copies in print worldwide, including more than 60 million copies in the United States alone. The Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection, which includes a special postcard set with images from each film and a letter from Nicholas Sparks, is available for now.

The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – A five-disc set that includes Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and UltraViolet versions of the film; a new documentary, The Making of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; bonus features and premium collectibles. Special Features include all previously released special features along with the all-new documentary: The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a candid overview of how a troubled production overcame the odds to become an integral part of American culture features contributions from historians, as well as revealing interview clips with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, Margaret Hamilton and Mervyn LeRoy, among others.  Also in the set is new exclusive collectible memorabilia including a collectible 75th Anniversary journal; Sparkle RUBY SLIPPERS™ Globe; Noble Collection 3-piece enamel pin set, a Map of Oz and a 48-page hardcover book. Collection is limited and numbered. Available now. 

Bridges of Madison County  A romantic classic brought to Blu-ray for the first time! World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after meeting, they won’t want to lose the love they've found. Academy Award winners' Meryl Streep (earning her 10th Oscar nomination for this performance) and Clint Eastwood (who also produces and directs) bring blazing star power and powerful conviction to the beloved characters of Robert James Waller's best seller of love, choice and consequence. With luck, a love like that happens to some of us sooner or later. For Robert and Francesca, it was later. And it was glorious.Bridges of Madison County will be available May 6.

The Women – Celebrating 75 years of this classic film, The Women (1939) is brought to Blu-ray for the first time!  Be careful what you say in private. It could become a movie. Some gossip overheard by Clare Boothe Luce in a nightclub powder room inspired her Broadway hit that's wittily adapted for the screen in The Women. George Cukor directs an all-female cast in this catty tale of battling and bonding that paints its claws Jungle Red and shreds the excesses of pampered Park Avenue princesses. Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland and Paulette Goddard are among the array of husband snatchers, snitches and lovelorn ladies. The Women will be available May 6.

Veronica Mars – Following a successful theatrical release that was spurred into development by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, Veronica Mars arrives onto Blu-ray and DVD in time for Mother’s Day. Based on Rob Thomas’ beloved television series and inspired by demand from fans, Veronica Mars stars Kristen Bell as a former high-school sleuth who thought she left her past behind her, until a murder in her home town pulls her back into her old life. Directed by the television series’ creator Rob Thomas from a screenplay by Thomas & Diane Ruggiero, Veronica Mars also stars Jason Dohring, Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowel, Tina Majorino and Enrico Colantoni, all returning to the roles they originated in the television series. Veronica Mars will be available May 6.

Visit the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment website and online store, to learn more about these great movies that would make for the perfect gift for Mom, as well as other recent and popular releases, in time for Mother's Day.


I am so excited to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection, thanks to the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  I wish I could wish this DVD collection for myself, as it has all my favorite movies in it.  :-)

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Say Goodbye to Sorting Laundry Thanks to the New Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent - Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  The "Purex" brand provided me with a sample of the product in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Ever since my girls started dressing themselves, I have found that I am back to do 1-2 loads of laundry a day.  This is mainly because Savannah doesn't like to get dirty and if she spills something on her clothes, she needs to quickly change.  And, monkey see, monkey do, Bella follows suit and needs another outfit, too.

For a while there, I was enjoying not having to spend my days in the laundry room.  One thing people never tell you about having kids is that you will be spending a lot of time doing laundry.  With two little ones, I found myself doing 3-4 loads a day, as I had to split up loads by color and type.  I can only imagine the time I would have spent if I was using cloth diapers.

But, leave it to the folks at Purex to come to the rescue with their new Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent.  Just like the names says, this laundry detergent lets you stop sorting colors, thus cutting down on the number of loads of laundry you have to do.  

Anti-Color Transfer Technology™: Helps keep dyes from transferring onto other fabrics, Simplifies your routine, avoid extra loads, Provides same bright clean performance of Purex liquid detergent

Now you can just through everything into the washing machine and not have to worry about coloring bleeding accidents (bye bye men's pink t-shirts).  Oh, where was this detergent when I needed it. I am just so happy that it is available now, as I can spend less time sorting laundry and more time with the girls.

With regular detergent, dyes can bleed onto other fabrics in wash. With Purex ® No Sort™, loose dyes are trapped, reducing color bleed accidents.

Want a chance to try out the new Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent?  


Thanks to the folks at Purex, one lucky reader will win just that, as I am offering a giveaway for 3 FREE product coupons to try out this new detergent.  Pick up a bottle for yourself and share the two other coupons with family and friends, so that they can experience the no sort solution to doing laundry.  Who knew that doing laundry would be painless and fun.  Yes, I said fun!  I love being able to through reds, pinks and other colors which otherwise would have caused bleeding stains, and not have to worry about color bleeding once and for all. I love it!  And, I know you will, too! :-)

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Still Needing a Gift for Mom for Mother's Day? The Greatest Gifts for Mom are at Best Buy #GreatestMom @BestBuy #Sponsored

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I had a fun game with my husband tonight.  As part of this post, I was asked to choose a persona that best fit me.  While I knew right off the bat what persona described me to a T, I was curious to see what my husband's response would be. So, I told him to think about the following personas and choose the one that he thought described me...

o   Fitness Fanatic – she can run a mile as fast as she can pack a lunch.
o   Foodie – she can cook a celebrity chef under the table.
o   On-The-Go – she closed a deal, signed a new client and made it to soccer by 5:00.
o   Adventurer – she’s got the traveling bug; always looking for a great family adventure.
o   Entertainer – she’s the hostess with the mostess
When I first read over the above persona choices, I could see myself in each.  But, the Adventurer one stood out most.  I don't know about you, but I like to take full advantage of the weekends and summer months.  Maybe because I battled cancer and I don't take life for granted any more, but I feel that life is short and we have to make the most of each and every day we are given. And, the last thing I want to be doing is being cooped up in the house and not enjoying time outdoors with the girls, either playing in the backyard or park, or going on day strips or stay-cations (we haven't built the courage to travel outside the New England area with the girls yet, especially not on an airplane).
My husband had to ponder the personas above and then said I was the Entertainer, as I am always planning parties or gathering with family and friends, or just inviting people over to catch up.  I can see why he would have chosen this, but I still feel that the Adventurer persona is a better fit. :-)  And, with this persona comes its own unique list of gifts from Best Buy (many of which are under $100), that would be perfect for a person like me, and you, if you related to the Adventurer profile above...

Adventure Mom Gift List:

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Action Camcorder
Nikon D5300
Nikon AW120 Waterproof Camera
Samsung Galaxy S® 5
Canon Selphy CP910 Wireless Compact Photo Printer (Only $99.99)
Canon R50 HD Camcorder
Google Nexus LTE (Connected) tablet
Samsung GS5 Otterbox Defender Case (Only $69.99)
juice pack air Charging Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s (Only $99.99)
Lenovo Yoga 2
Lowepro Photo Traveler 150 Bag (Only $34.99)
LifeProof - frē Case for Apple® iPhone® 5 and 5s (Only $79.99)
iPad Mini Defender (Only $69.99)
Dynex™ - External Battery (Only $14.99)
LG Tone Pro (Only $69.99)
"Logitech® Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth® Speaker (Only $99.99)
Slingbox 350

You can learn more about each and every one of the above gift ideas by visiting the Best Buy Gift Center today --  And, don't forget about the Best Buy Low-price guarantee when shopping online or in stores.

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If you find a lower price on a qualifying product with the Low Price Guarantee message at a local retail competitor's store or a designated major online retailer, we will match the price.

The Low-price guarantee is one of the major reasons I shop at Best Buy, as I know I am getting the lowest possible price on electronics, gadgets and more.  I don't have to worry about having to do thorough research online to find the store that offers what I want at the lowest price, as Best Buy usually comes in as the lowest. But, on those off chances that I do I find an item I purchased online or in stores at Best Buy at another local retail competitor's store or a designated major online retailer, Best Buy will match their price -- no questions asked.  I love this about Best Buy, don't you?
Even if you don't think of yourself as an adventurer like I do, Best Buy has all types of gifts for all types of Moms.  So, why not head on over the Best Buy Gift Center and browse their amazing selection of gifts for yourself, or that special mom or mother figure in your life.  Here you will find the perfect gift (some of which include free shipping with qualified purchase; click here to learn more: including the Otterbox Symmetry Case for iPhone 5s/5 or e-Reader Kindle Paperwhite for the "On the Go Mom", the Dash Greek Yogurt Maker or Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-Speed Hand Blender for "Foodie Moms," or the MisFit Shine or Xbox One Console for the "fitness mom."  However you see yourself, just know that Best Buy has the greatest gifts for moms this Mother's Day.
Now that my husband knows that I think of myself as an "Adventure Mom," maybe he will buy me the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Action Camcorder I have been eyeing each and every time we visit a Best Buy store, as well as when shopping online. 
With  video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView™ and Auto Low Light modes. Waterproof to 131’/40m, this would be the perfect camera to bring along on family trips this summer and capture memories to treasure for years to come.  We will just have to wait and see. But, I am crossing my fingers, and know he will read this post tomorrow, so it will be a good reminder of what I really want for Mother's Day, besides endless hugs and kisses from my girls. :-)

Still stumped on what to get the World's Greatest Mom?  Why not get your Mom a Misfit this Mother's Day?  My girls got me the MisFit Shine last year for Christmas, and I haven't stopped using it.  I love being able to count calories, steps walked and more, as I work to maintain the weight loss I achieved last year.

Right now you can save 20% Misfit Shine products, purchased at Best Buy.  Act fast as this offer is only valid for a limited time.To redeem coupon on, enter code MOMSHINE20 at check out.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas -- "Feast for Mom" from Gift A Feast (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Gift A Feast

"Want to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day? Shop at Gift A Feast for delicious, undiscovered artisan flavors from the San Francisco Bay Area's thriving food scene. Mom will be thrilled with the attention-to-detail of a Gift A Feast package. Tasty treats, beautifully wrapped, accompanied by a handwritten note, shipped nationwide, and all without leaving the comfort of your home."

While looking for unique gift ideas for my Mother's Day Gift Guide this year, I stumbled across Gift A Feast, which offers handcrafted delectable treats from the San Francisco Bay area's thriving food scene.  Each and every gift set ordered arrives gorgeously wrapped and adorned with festive ribbons, with a handwritten note card that you can personalize for the gift recipient. 

As I browsed the Gift A Feast website, I was amazed at their product offering, and wished I could have one of each. :-)  Being a foodie, I love finding online stores like this one that offers foods from different regions.  And, while I have never been to San Francisco in person, over the years, I have taken advantage of online ordering and had sweets and treats delivered to my doorstep to savor.

I reached out to the folks at Gift A Feast, not only to request a sample to review for my gift guide, but praise them on a wonderful selection of gift sets for all occasions.  They graciously offered to send me their "Feast for Mom" to review, which I have to say was on my top 3 list of gift sets I was planning to hint to my husband to get. :-)  Within days of my email correspondence with the folks at Gift A Feast, my package arrived.  Wow! I couldn't get over the beautiful packaging of the gift set.  Yes, I had read online about how it comes wrapped in sustainable wrapping paper and tied with ribbons, but I wasn't expecting this...

Just looking at it wrapped like this, I didn't want to unwrap it.  But, knowing I had to review the items inside, and I was also curious to see the goodies that make up the "Feast for Mom" gift set, I slowly unwrapped the paper (which you can personally pick out), making sure not to tear the paper, so that I could reuse for another occasion. :-)

The "Feast for Mom" gift set, which retails for only $49.95 plus shipping and handling includes the following:

  • Bette's Oceanview Diner Orange Cranberry Scone Mix (16 oz.)
  • Rustic Bakery Vanilla Almond Granola (12 oz.)
  • June Taylor Santa Rosa Plum and Tayberry Conserve (8 oz.)
  • Coco Tutti box containing 2 each of the following rose-shaped truffles: Strawberry, Blackberry (2 oz.)
  • Allergens: nuts, milk, gluten

In addition to the handwritten personalized gift card you can include with each gift set, you will also find cards included in the gift card envelope that describe the different items in further details, including more about the artisans.  I loved the attention to detail that the folks at Feast A Gift provide with their gift sets.  Other gift sets I have received or given as gifts in the past never came beautifully wrapped, nor included more about the artisans.  I personally love supporting local artisans, so found the information cards for each product to be interesting to read.  They also prompted me to visit each of the artisans' website to read more and browse their complete product offering, which can be ordered and shipped.  

While my girls are still too young to prepare breakfast in bed for me for Mother's Day, they do love to help out in the kitchen, mixing, stirring and taste testing.  So, I knew who to ask for help when it came time to make the orange cranberry scones from Bette's Ocean View Diner.

I have always loved scones, but have found that it is hard to find just the right one that is light and tender, and full of flavor.  Some fail by being to heavy, or lack flavor and end up being dressed up with a sugary glaze or crystallized sugar.  But, these scones from Bette's Oceanview Diner were out of this world good. And, the best part...they were easy to prepare and yielded 10-12 (3-inch) scones, which made it perfect for sharing.  While I like the idea of breakfast in bed, I would prefer to sit around the table and enjoy a meal with family and friends, while enjoying their company and great conversation.  These orange cranberry scones hit the spot and got everyone talking about how great they were. 

 I wish I could have said it was my own personal recipe, but I had to give praise to Bette's Oceanview Diner for their all natural, freshly milled flour scone mix. The flavors of the wild cranberries paired with orange, made for the perfect scone.

In addition to the scone mix, this gift set also included Coco Tuttie truffles.  

Any chocolate lover, including myself would love to receive a box of truffles from Coco Tuttie. I was sent a 4-piece truffle sampler, which included raspberry, strawberry, Tayberry (raspberry and strawberry notes) and blackberry to enjoy.  Shh, don't tell my husband that this gift set from Gift A Feast included these truffles, as I hid them from gift set goodies, to enjoy during my "me time."  You can pair these truffles with wine, or simply nibble away, as you taste the different flavors of these stunning and oh so tasty truffles.  My personal favorite was the Tayberry, as it included two of my favorite berries, strawberry and raspberry).  Oh, how I wished that there were more than just the four, so that I could enjoy just a bit longer.  But, these truffles from Coco Tutti satisfied my taste buds and were the perfect ending to a long day with the girls.  I will definitely be picking up more of these truffles, and may even share with my husband next time.

The "Feast for Mom" gift set also included a June Taylor Santa Rosa Plum and Tayberry Conserve made by June Taylor. 

I though she looked familiar as I read the description card, and then realized I had seen her on the Martha Stewart show a few years ago.  I love to add fresh jams and marmalades to toast in the AM, for a sweet treat, as I try and wake up for the day.  Upon taking a bite of toast that I had spread June Taylor's Santa Rosa Plum and Tayberry Conserve on, I could instantly tell that this was no ordinary conserve, and that June's product line is made with high quality organic fruits and ingredients.  This Santa Rosa Plum and Tayberry Conserve was full of flavor and simply put...amazing!  I can't wait to try other June Taylor jams, marmalades and even candied peels, as well as give some as gifts at the holidays to friends and family so that they can enjoy them, too.

Last, but not least, this gift set also included Vanilla Almond Granola from Rustic Bakery. 

I wish I could personally tell you how the Rustic Bakery Vanilla Almond Granola tasted, but my husband beat me to it.  All he could say, as he chewed a handful of the granola was this it was "great" before sneaking away with a bowl to enjoy on while I finished preparing dinner.  If I ever make it to the San Francisco area, I will definitely be stopping by one of their three Marin County locations, to sample their handmade goodies and popular breakfast menu firsthand.

Overall, I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed with the "Feast for Mom" gift set from Gift A Feast.

Not only did it arrive beautifully packaged and ready to give as a gift, but the goodies inside were delicious.  I can see why so many locals and fans of the artisans love their products. These handcrafted treats are made of high quality ingredients, and are sure to put a smile on your face as your enjoy each bite.  I don't know a mom who wouldn't love to receive this gift set or any other for that matter from Gift A Feast.  I have personally bookmarked this page, and will be visiting often to order gift sets for family and friends for birthdays and holidays, as well as hinting to my husband when he is looking for a gift for me. :-)

With only a couple weeks left until Mother's Day, don't delay in placing your order at Gift A Feast for your mom or special mother-figure in your life.  I can't wait to hear what you think of these gift sets, and if you were able to personally enjoy the "Feast for Mom" as a gift from you family.  I loved the gift set, and know you or whoever you purchase it for, will too!


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