Water Savers $30 Visa Giftcard Giveaway

 I am working with the International Carwash Association to share these tips. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.WaterSavers winter prize package

Welcome to the Water Savers $30 Visa gift card prize pack giveaway! I got mine in the mail a few weeks ago and in the Colorado weather all these products have been amazing!

Americans love affair with their cars is well documented, along with the dollars they spend each year to keep them running.  This is particularly evident in the winter time when the harsh elements can challenge even the most conscientious car owners.  One thing’s for sure:  Keeping your vehicle in good condition will ensure a safer ride in the short term and a higher resale or trade-in value down the road. 

I can attend to keeping your car well maintained. Last night they had to rush my son by ambulance to the ER and I was following them. The snow was really coming down and I noticed I had no windshield wiper fluid! I had to pull over, buy more and get back on the road but the ambulance was long gone and I was even more upset that my son was on his way to the ER and I was so far behind him! It pays to take care of your car!

 So since Winter is upon is, here are some great tips:

 

  1. A clean car is your first line of defense against Winter.  While the Winter season typically takes a toll on your car, proper maintenance can go a long way to preserving your investment.   For example, according to the International Carwash Association®, getting a new wash and a fresh coat of wax before the temperature starts to fluctuate can be your first line of defense against winter elements like ice, salt, sand and slush.

Vehicular corrosion also occurs most quickly when temperatures rise and then fall below freezing.  That’s why most auto manufacturers recommend getting your car washed and waxed at a professional car wash twice a month, especially during the winter.

Using a WaterSavers® Car Wash can is a strong first step to ensuring that your car will be ready to withstand the winter elements – inside and out.  It’s also a great way to protect the environment.  For example, these car washes typically use only 40 gallons (151.5 liters) or less of fresh water per car wash.  Learn more and find a WaterSavers wash at Washwithwatersavers.com. 

Rotate your tires. Most people know they should get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, but many forget their tires need maintenance as well. Tires should be rotated before winter and then again every 6,000 miles.

Add some winter weight to your oil. Changing your oil and filter is especially important during the winter. Drivers who live in a colder climate should consider changing to heavier, winter-weight oil during the winter months.

Take care of your wiper blades. Your windshield wiper blades are your first line of defense when the snow starts to fly. Make sure your wiper blades are in good, working order and replace them if you have doubts. It’s better to make this change now instead of finding out your blades aren’t working when you really need them.

 Take your car in for a tune-up. Any noises, pings or sluggish starts you currently notice will only intensify as the temperature drops. It’s best to get your vehicle in for a tune-up as soon as possible to get any issues addressed.

 Give your steering some power. Check your powering steering fluid each month, and make sure the car is warmed up before you do so. If you find the level is low, look for leaks in the hoses or pump. Low power steering fluid will make your car more difficult to steer, which is something you’ll want to avoid as the roads get slick.

 Protect yourself from carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide leaks are dangerous at any time, but they are especially deadly during the winter when you will be driving your vehicle with the windows closed. Have your exhaust system checked to make sure no leak exists.

 Apply the brakes. Besides the seatbelt, your car’s brakes are its most important safety feature. This is especially true in the winter when slippery conditions can make stopping difficult. Before the first snow fall, bring your car to an experienced mechanic to verify that your brakes are ready for the season.

Cold winter temperatures mean vehicle maintenance is even more important. By following these simple tips listed above, you’ll be able to ward off winter’s harshest advances, protect your investment and those who ride inside of it.

To learn more about protecting the value of your vehicle, visit Washwithwatersavers.com.

Prize Pack Details:

WaterSavers has created a prize package to help you feel prepared for winter.  You and one of your readers (we will ship directly to your giveaway winner) will receive:

o   Thermal travel mug

o   Fleece travel blanket

o   Hand Mitt ice scraper

o   $30 VISA Gift Card

So all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what kind of car you drive!

GO!

This giveaway will close tomorrow 1/13 at 11:59 pm MT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Funeral Sandwiches

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I have been obsessed with old recipes lately…like recipes passed down from generations or food you know the older ladies at church would bring to a potluck. 

I feel like I make the same food all the time so time to try out some new ideas!

I am in LOVE with this recipe and so is my family. Not only is it easy but the sauce is amazing! Literally I could drink it…and I might have on an occasion or 2. 

I NEVER buy store bought rolls because it’s to easy to make my own but for this recipe I decided to try it out. I think my rolls are just as good but mine never are as uniform as I would like. If you want to make your own bread, you can use this recipe. 

These are called funeral sandwiches because they are well known in the south as a dish you would bring to a funeral because you feed a lot of people.  But I am making these for a football watching party this weekend. This recipe feeds my family of 6 with extra for my husband’s lunch so if you need them to feed more, just double or triple the recipe. 

Do you have a favorite family recipe?

Funeral Sandwiches
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Great for parties, funeral, the big game and more
Ingredients
  • Sandwich:
  • 12 Dinner rolls
  • 12 slices Black Forest of Honey ham
  • 12 slices Swiss Cheese
  • Sauce:
  • 1 T butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients for the sauce.
  2. Assemble sandwiches with the ham and cheese inside slices rolls.
  3. Brush tops of sandwiches with the sauce as well as the insides.
  4. Cover pan and refrigerate 4-24 hours.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes with the foil covering the sandwiches.
  6. Uncover and bake another 10-15 minutes.

 

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I’m reclaiming my body after 4 kids wrecked it!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BioSport #CollectiveBias

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Our family is complete with 4 children and thanks to my husband, there is no going back ;-)

Growing up I was always in shape and have a naturally skinny frame. When I got married I put on a few pounds but was always in the 130-135 pound range and wore a size 6. I am a former personal trainer and have always enjoyed eating healthy…not dieting but eating healthy. But after 4 kids and a terrible 4th pregnancy, I was over-weight and depressed. Not about life but about my body. For the last year I have been working super hard to get back in shape!

This week I ran over to Dick’s Sporting Goods and found the Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds to jump-start my weight-loss again. Since Christmas I have been on an undetermined fitness break but I am ready to come back. I found the ear buds at Dick’s and they were easy to find and with all the other headphones in a case. 

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After having 4 kids, they completely wrecked my body! 2015 is my year to get my body back. I am more than aware that things might never go back to the way they used to be and I am ok with that. Right now I weigh 130 pounds and I lost 70 pounds but strictly dieting with an active lifestyle. I HATE it when people say you can lose weight by not exercising because you can but you will have no muscle tone and my saddlebags are pure proof. Every single day while dieting I tried to do something active with the kids. It never involved going to a gym so I wasn’t technically “working out” but I burned calories by taking a walk to the park, or running up our stairs while the kids were napping.

You see I have not had access to a gym and with a newborn and 3 other active kids, working out was the last thing on my mind. I knew the thing I could control was eating right so I cut out sugar, carbs, breads and anything high calorie. These are my before and after pictures! I am extremely proud of my progress so far but I want to push it even farther!

The first picture is about a 1 hour before I gave birth to our 4th child. I was the heaviest I had ever been. I weighed at least 200 pounds but I quit looking at the scale after I made it to that milestone. The second picture is about 135 pounds. I actually put on a swimsuit to go swim with my kids. That in and of itself was a accomplishment.

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With the Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds I am ready to start consistently working out. I know that is the missing link to getting my body back 100%. There are areas that will not budge unless I really burn some calories. 

Here is my new routine. Once I drop my boys off at school, I get to put my new uniform on! Here is the thing, I still do not go to a gym…I make my home a gym. The old owners of our new house left a home gym when they left so SCORE! Then I have a literal mountain in my background that I run up and down. Using the Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds make my workouts bearable because I am not one of those people who love to work out. I DON’T! I need good music and good motivation. 

BioSport’s fitness-monitoring biometrics technology measures your heart rate with a built-in optical sensor, has premier sound quality, includes an integrated charging system and will sync with the RunKeeper App. I downloaded this app on my iPhone and love it! It takes all the guesswork out of working out. 

Plus my readers can get 20% off SMS BioSport Headphones on SMSAudio.com. Use coupon code: BioSport20, it is for the US only. Expiration date: 1/31/15.

Plus with the purchase of these headphones you get one free month of the app “Runkeeper Elite” with purchase. Just downloaded in the app store on your phone.

What I loved about these ear buds was how easy they were to use right out of the box!

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All you do it take them out of the box and plug them into your favorite music player whether it’s in your car or on your smart phone! 

I have 5 top tips to help you lose weight right now! Think of it like this, no fad diet or magic product will make you lose the weight, just good ole eating right and excercise with some good music for motivation sprinkled in will do the trick.

Step1: Cut out sugar, carbs and high fats. Remember this is temporary so put down your favorite pie and cut down the sweets and breads.

Step 2: Give yourself a timeline. If you cheat 1 day, that will cause you to not lose weight for that whole day so if you eat a sleeve of cookies but otherwise ate well, you will have wasted that day. I like to eat well all week and have a normal eating day on Sundays. 

Step 3: Downland some good music. Nothing will make you work out harder than some good tunes. 

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Step 4: Watch the weight fall off!

It will not happen overnight but let me tell you, with a little self-control and an active lifestyle you can do it!

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection

 I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network.  No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  This post may also contain affiliate links.

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I think The Little Mermaid was one of the first movies I remember watching. I got it for my birthday one year and remember at least trying to convince my mom to let me watch it once a day. I probably still know all the music by heart. I recently let my kids watch this movie and they loved it just as much as I did when I was little.

We have a DVD player in our car and my kids love to watch movies but sometimes I like for them to use their imagination and listen to music! I love to play this while we are heading off to school or when I pick them up in the afternoons. They love the music and are starting to learn all the words like I did as a little girl.

Disney just launched a brand new website and they are releasing some amazing cd’s from your favorite movies!

Did you know that all the Disney music can be found in their new Disney Music Emporium http://www.disneymusicemporium.com/? Check it out! The Little Mermaid is just 1 of the all new Legacy collection which is a line that celebrates the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is now available here as well as at the  Disney Music Emporium: disneymusicemporium.com. View The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid product here.

To stay up with the latest Disney Emporium news, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow them on twitter at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp.

I am also giving away 1 CD so all you have to do is enter below by commenting what your favorite Disney movie is!

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The winner will get their prize within 4 – 6 weeks. If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.

Cajun couponer receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate links . Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. All opinions are my own.

Jabra Pulse Headphones at Best Buy

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

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Well it’s that time of the year…time to get in shape! I am sure you or someone you know has the New Year’s resolution to get in shape or simply this is your year to get the body you always wanted or once had. I have had 4 kids and let’s just say I have lost 90% of the weight but you could not PAY me to get in a bikini! I am committed to starting a workout routine to get the flab off my body for good!

This year you can take training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds.  Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless is an all-in-one training solution that combines an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby® Digital sound and real-time voice coaching. It’s US Military grade durability certifications will inspire runners, cyclists, and exercisers of all types to beat their best performance.

I know for me when I am listening to good music, I always work out harder…or at least I don’t quit in the middle. It’s a great motivating factor but you need a good set of earbuds to make that happen.

With a built-in intelligent app – Jabra Sport Life – exercisers will also get the most out of their Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds, helping them plan, track and evaluate each workout.  It has never been so easy to test fitness levels and aerobic capacity, adjust heart rate zone levels to optimize training, and set goals based on distance, time or calories burned

 Compatible with smartphones with BT capabilities. 

What are your fitness goals this year? I know my husband just got a gym membership so we are both trying to get in shape. There are lots of health problems that run in his family so we aren’t looking to become fitness models but definitely want to take better care of ourselves! #JabraHeadphonesBBYScreen Shot 2015-01-07 at 2.07.54 PM

 

Cajun couponer receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate links . Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. All opinions are my own.
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