Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beyond the Rack Kid's Day! Grab it for Christmas!

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If you haven't heard of Beyond the Rack- you are really missing out! What are they? Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club for women and men who want designer brand apparel and accessories at prices up to 80% off retail! Their deals are typically up for only 48 hours and they offer designed merchandise! As we all know Christmas is going to be here far too soon and Beyond the Rack is having a special Kid's Day to make your shopping easy! The  Kid's Day will be featuring the top trends in toys, apparel, footwear, baby gear for infants, toddlers and kids.They are also going to be carrying maternity apparel and accessories! Check out some of the products that are going to be at this sale below!
Do you have a FROZEN lover in the house? Visit the website on Thursday (10/23) to purchase a few Frozen items! A 4-Piece Full Bedding Set in Pink Multicolor, 4-Piece Full Bedding Set in Pink Multicolor, 20-Piece Hair Accessories Box Set &   Elsa Doll are just a few of the items! Do you have a little scientist in your life? This 6" Plasma Ball and Pin Point Art would be perfect!
Keep an eye out for this 80-Piece First Builders Building Box in Multicolor & JOHN DEERE FARM TRACTOR for the little man in your life too! Don't forget, as I mentioned there will be clothing for the kiddos and maternity apparel as well! Carters, OskKosh &  IZOD are just a few of the brands I seen mentioned! Join Beyond the Rack HERE to get $10 Credit in your account today! What are you waiting for? Get some shopping out of the way for Christmas! There's nothing better than being able to sit at home and shop right?!  Oct 29- they will be launching a special Kid's Prize Pack Giveaway valued at $500! So make sure to be on the lookout for a chance to win! Visit Beyond the Rack on their social media below to stay up to date with the latest!
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*Disclaimer: The Small Things received BTR Credit in return for this post. All opinions are my own, clicking on any link in this post is at no cost to you*
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#UnityDay2014- Wear Orange Today! October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

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Make it orange and make it end! Unite against bullying! Sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center since 2011! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities and online—and send one large, ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity.  Wear ORANGE. It can be an orange T-shirt, an orange tie, an orange hat, an orange wristband, orange socks, or even orange shoelaces. Show your support beyond school—wear ORANGE in the workplace, home and community.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Make a change! Make a difference! Prevent bullying today! My daughter loved her shirt I made her! Her school is participating! Visit to learn more today! Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #UnityDay2014
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Campus Book Rentals- An afforable way to get those college books!

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If you are a college student, you know that books can get super expensive! I have the perfect solution for you. Have you heard of At Campus Book Rentals, you can get the following perks:
-Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices- That $200 book on Amazon will more than likely be cheaper here!
-Free shipping both ways- Who wants to pay out of the butt for shipping? Shipping takes a pretty penny out of your pocket and books are heavy. Can you imagine? Lifesaver much? I think so!
-Can highlight in the textbooks- How cool is this? You can highlight in your books. Instead of writing notes over and over again, you can have that information you need there in front of your face!
-Flexible renting periods- Need it for 1 semester? They have you covered. 
One thing I love about them is the new program the have! It is called Rent Back. RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Check out how it works:
- Go to and find your books.
- Ship your books by printing the free shipping label
- They'll receive your books to make sure they are "rentable". 
- Students rent, you get paid- over and over again!
How simple is that? I think it is great! If you think that is great, you are going to love this. Campus Book Rentals donates to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries. Isn't that a beautiful cause? Check them out for yourself via the links in this post! You won't regret it! Thanks for reading!
*This is a sponsored post on the behalf of Campus Book Rentals. All opinoins are my own*
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#Nokia #Lumia Cortana- Your Personal Assistant; Windows Phone WOW

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Did you know that all Windows phones now have Cortana? She is super cool and allows so many possibilities! Cortana's features include being able to set reminders and find places to eat. She can also set your alarm and do basic commands. All you have to do is push the app, click the microphone and ask away! She will answer! She also calls you by your name or nickname! You can personalize your interests and name when you set it up. It is quite simple! 
I love that you can set quite times, your favorite places and music search matches! You can do this by tapping the three white lines on the right of the phone when you have Cortana open. 
Most important of all, I love using Cortana because as a student/mom and blogger on the go she reminds me of stuff daily. I would lose my head if I didn't have this thing! Where has she been all my life?
Overall. I love Cortana because she knows YOU she learns your interests and recommends things to you! It is a really useful thing! If you don't have a Windows Phone (I recommend the Lumia 635), you are missing out! 

Now- A small update, I recently posted about my new Nokia Lumia 635, {see that post here} I wanted to share a few things with you- This phone is AWESOME!  I really didn't know how much you can personalize this phone until I played with it more and more. The live tiles allow you to see status updates, and tweets in real time. You can also  pin apps, websites, music albums and pretty much everything to the main screen so that it is all there. You can also personalize the colors daily. It is like having a new phone everyday. You never get bored with it! SEE?

Lydia likes to take my phone and take pictures. It doesn't have a front facing camera so it is nice to have her snap one for me! Check it out! No editing other than my watermark has been added.

Do you have a Windows Phone? If not, do you plan to get one soon?Visit Nokia on their social media below to stay up to date with the latest! 
*The Small Things received the Nokia Lumia 635 to facilitate this post as part of a back to school program. All opinions are my own*
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Lydia placed 3rd in the league & tournaments!

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My daughter Lydia went in her second round of Tournament Games today! They placed 3rd in the league and 3rd in the tournament. They lost by 1 or they could have went to the Championship game! All of the girls played hard! We are all SO proud! Check out our photos for yourself!

 Kissing her metal lol
 Proud little lady here!
 She is a mommys girl! 
 She loves him!
I am so proud!
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ornaments With Love- 2014 Family Ornament {#Review} {#Giveaway} #GiftGuide2014

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Ornaments with Love is a company run by a family that has been in the retail gifts business for over 50 years. They offer a variety of ornaments for Christmas. If you are looking for Families Babies Couples, Grandparents, Relatives Kids & more- they have it all! I worked with them the past two years here and I love their ornaments! Each year I am always pleased! This year, I received one of their family ornaments. Ornaments with Love offers a large variety of personalized family ornaments.Personalized family ornaments are a fun way to track the growth of the family, which means including your dogs and cats. The Ornaments With Love 2014 Family Ornament is completely adorable!
I was able to choose how many people that I wanted as well as the animal bowl. Of course I chose to add my Max on there! I love the colors of this ornament! It is so sparkly in person too! This ornament is made of resin. Its exact size is 4.5" x 3.5". You can personalize this ornament for the price of $16.99. All of their personalizers have excellent handwriting and the ability to infuse additional warmth into an already warm, beautiful ornament! Did you know that each order is done by the same personalizer so that the handwriting will be the same for each ornament? I love that!
 This is going to look adorable on my Christmas Tree this year! Shipping is free if your order is over $50, but under will run you at $6.95. Expect to received your order in 2-3 business days if you live in the USA! Be sure to visit Ornaments With Love via the link in this post to see with else they have to offer! You won't regret it! You can also visit them on their social media below to stay up to date with the latest! 
WIN IT: One reader is going to win an ornament of their choice up to $20. Winner must live in the USA and complete the mandatory entries to qualify. All entries are subject to verification. No purchase necessary. See the right sidebar for complete giveaway rules. Giveaway ends 11/7/14 at 11:59 PM CST. Enter with the giveaway tools below! Goodluck!

*Disclaimer: The Small Things received a complementary ornament for review. All thoughts are my own and may differ from others. I will provide my winner with details on ordering their ornament*
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Candy Creator Costume- {#Review}

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Halloween isn't far and I have the perfect website for you to purchase your Halloween Costume from this year! offers so many amazing costumes for the entire family! Fun, scary, sexy, and traditional costumes for kids and adults- They have it all. They also offer a vast collection of accessories to accessorize that costume! is also budget friendly! No breaking the bank this Halloween Holiday Season!
Recently Lydia and I watched Charley and The The Chocolate Factory- She fell in love with all of it! I made her costume (She will be nerds candy) you can see that HERE, and I thought an Oompa Looma (Candy Creator as they call it) was a perfect idea. This Adult Candy Creator Costume is super cute!
 Check it out, I put this on myself! ( I added the orange face with my photo program) because I wasn't willing to stain my face until Halloween.
I look hilarious! I am going to completely match with Lydia's costume! I LOVE IT! I added the white bow in the hair for a girly effect. This costume comes with everything that you see. It comes with
  • Shirt
  • Pants w /Suspenders
  • Wig
  • Boot Covers
 If you are wondering how much it will cost you, it is just under $50! You can also get it in Toddler, Child and Plus sizes! How cute it it? has so many more adorable and awesome costumes to offer. They have scary ones too! I will go ahead and let you know that you NEED to wear something under this costume because you can see EVERYTHING I have to offer unless I do. Overall, I think it is adorable! We have several events to go to and I plan on wearing it to each of them with Lydia! I will definitely update this post with the pictures as time comes! I can't wait! Visit  via the link in this post and see what they have to offer for you! HURRY and purchase while you can! Check out shipping below!
Be sure to visit on their social media below to stay up to date with the latest!
What are your kiddo(s)/You going to be for Halloween?  Like this post? Feel free to hover over a photo and Pin to Pinterest or share via one of the buttons below! Thanks for reading!
*Disclaimer: The Small Things was sent a complementary costume to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own*
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated is AMAZING! #FastAdvil #Sponsored

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Recently I received a Crowdtap sampling opportunity from Advil. I wanted to share here  really fast with you all. A Blog post was not required, however I HAD to post this because of how awesome this product is. 
Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated is the newest innovation from Advil® with an Ion Core designed to stop pain before it gets worse. I had the worst toothache known to man and I took two of these and let me tell you- WOW! Not only did it work fast but it lasted all night and I was able to sleep. I had to use it again today! My face before and after will pretty much explain itself.
Head on over to your local store and pick some up today! IT works! It is great! Let me know what you think! XOXO

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