Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Swag Garden Swag Code Extravaganza (Canada and US)

Spring has sprung, and Swagbucks is having a Swag Code Extravaganza to mark the occasion, which is one of the easiest ways to earn SB! What are SB you ask? SB are points you earn on Swagbucks, a website where you can get gift cards for the things you do online - I've gotten so many Amazon gictcards, Texas Roadhouse Giftcards, gas giftcards and more with Swagbucks! These are the best days to start! 

It takes place Wednesday, March 22nd at 7am PDT and goes until 5pm PDT! All you have to do is look out for the Swag Code notifications, enter the code, and you earn SB (which can be redeemed for gift cards)! There will be 6 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 40 SB!

Look out for the Swag Codes all over Swagbucks! Sign up here to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!

Get $8 and two free books from Highlights

Swagbucks is running a great deal where you get 800 SB (equivalent of $8) when you get two free Puzzle Buzz books for your kids from Highlights! You pay $2.98 in shipping and handling, meaning that you walk away with a $5 gift card of your choice. This deal is running through the rest of March and is perfect for the little readers in your life. Even the youngest child learns to tackle activities independently — and puzzle-solving skills grow.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Click here to get to the deal and create your Swagbucks account if you don't have one. You'll be my referral!

2. Click "Continue" and complete the offer. Your SB will be credited almost instantly!

3. If you're signing up as my referral, you'll get an additional 300 SB bonus for completing this offer, meaning that you'll net $8:

Complete offer: $8
Bonus: $3
Shipping and Handling: -$2.98
Net bonus: $8.02

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, it's a rewards site where you earn points called SB for discovering deals (like this one), online shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, and even searching the web. Then you can turn those points into gift cards from places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, PayPal, and more!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Get BOGO Power Rangers Tickets With Atom Tickets through 3/26!

This is a sponsored review for Atom,  all opinions are my own.
I LOVE having movie weekends with my family! We are looking forward to going to see the NEW Power Rangers Movie this weekend! I also found an amazing deal to save us money! They have a deal going on through this weekend that you don't want to miss! Atom Tickets is a mobile app that allows you to purchase tickets from your mobile device.   You can also invite your friends from the app to go see a movie with you!! This app also allows you to buy concessions from it, and you get to skip the line!  Atom Tickets it is available to download for free from the Google Play or Apple store
Through 3/26, you can use the code and get one ticket FREE! You just need to have 2+ in your cart! How do you redeem? Simply use the Atom Tickets app or website to book your Power Rangers tickets, place 2+ tickets in your cart and enter the code RANGERSBOGO at checkout to receive 1 ticket from your order completely FREE. No gimmicks, no hidden fees. FREE. When you purchase from the app, it is secure. They provide a QR code that you can scan at your participating theater. 
What are you waiting for? Plan a movie night with the whole family, and score your free ticket courtesy of Atom Tickets! Visit Atom on their social channels below to stay up to date with the latest!
Are you planning to take advantage of this deal? I love Atom Tickets! They always have amazing deals going on! Sign up with them and get started today, its FREE to download the app on your phone too!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Visit The Murfreesboro, TN Outback Steakhouse For The Amazing 3-Point Bloomin’ Onion And More!

*This is a sponsored post on the behalf of Outback Steakhouse. All opinions are my own*
My family and I LOVE going out to dinner on the weekends. We also love going to the Murfreesboro, TN Outback Steakhouse! The staff is always outgoing and the food is amazing! If you have never been to Outback Steakhouse, you are missing out! 

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian-themed chain serving steaks, seafood & other hearty steakhouse food options. They have something on the menu for everyone! They also have Dine rewards. If you did not know, you can Join Dine Rewards & Get 50% off Every 4th Visit. You can also order online!

When I go to visit Murfreesboro, Tennessee's Outback Steakhouse, I love to get their BLOOMIN' ONION! 
Now, if you have NEVER heard of a Bloomin Onion, you need to get out of under that rock because it is AMAZING. This onion is hand-carved, cooked until golden and ready to dip into their spicy signature bloom sauce. This is pretty amazing itself as well. 
Another favorite of mine is the Outback Sirloin! You can see from the photo why I like it. The sirloin is cut from the loin, a lean steak with little fat providing hearty beef flavor. I love mine well done! How do you like yours?
I have something NEW AND AMAZING to share with you from the menu! Just in time for the March Madness tournament tip-off, Outback Steakhouse has created a NEW dish for you! This dish features three of the most popular menu items! Let me introduce to you the all NEW 3-Point Bloomin’ Onion! 
  • Point 1: A Bloomin’ Onion, cooked until golden, topped with… 
  • Point 2: Aussie Cheese Fries (fries with Monterey Jack, Cheddar and chopped bacon) with… 
  • Point 3: Bites of juicy, seasoned center-cut sirloin steak

The 3-Point Bloomin’ Onion will be available at Outback Steakhouse locations nationwide for $12.99 starting March 15 through April 4. Hurry and get it while you can! I have already tried it myself and let me tell you, it is AMAZING! 

Be sure to visit Outback Steakhouse in Murfreesboro, TN if you are ever here! Find a location near you if you are not local. You won't regret it that is for sure! Visit the Outback Steakhouse social media below to stay up to date with the latest!

The Murfreesboro, TN location is at: 1968 Old Fort Pkwy Murfreesboro, TN 37129-6900 615-849-9200
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM

Have you ever been to Outback Steakhouse? What is your favorite menu item? I would love to hear! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Get 3900 SB when you spend $20 on your first meal from Munchery

For people in select cities, you can earn almost $40 in gift cards for trying a new food delivery service called Munchery. Here's how you can take advantage of this offer:

1. Click here to sign up for Swagbucks if you're not already a member;

2. Get the 3900 SB (equal to $39 in gift cards) when you spend $20 to try yourr favorite chef-prepared meals delivered to your doorstep from Munchery.* An additional $3.95 delivery charge + an $8.95/month membership fee after 30 Day Free Trial make this deal a fantastic offer. You spend a total of $33 and $39 in gift cards, meaning that you're getting paid $6 to try a new solution for dinner.

Swagbucks allows you to earn SB points for trying all sorts of new services and products as well as shopping online, watching videos, answering surveys, and even just searching the web. Then you redeem those points for gift cards from places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, PayPal Cash, and more!

*Offer not available in all areas - New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Washington, DC regional areas only. Swagbucks member must join Munchery membership and spend $20 on the first order, excluding delivery, to earn 3,900 SB. SB will appear as pending for 35 days. Offer may only be redeemed (1) one time per user. Offer is only valid for new customers. Offer not valid in combination with any other promotional codes, coupons, offers, or discounts. Offer not valid on Plaid Box subscriptions. If you cancel your first order prior to shipment or return product for a refund, SB will not be awarded and any SB previously awarded may be revoked. If you cancel your Munchery membership prior to 35 days, SB will not be awarded and any SB previously awarded may be revoked. This offer is presented to you by Swagbucks on behalf of a third-party merchant or sponsor ("Merchant"). Swagbucks does not endorse (and therefore is not responsible to you for) the Merchant's views, policies, products or services. Have questions? Please contact the Swagbucks Help Center.

Earn Big with the St. Patrick's Day Collector's Bill - 3/17 ONLY

Hey Swagbucks folks! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Swagbucks has a one-day-only Collector's Bill worth 17 SB. You can get it randomly from Search, and if you get it, you'll also get an additional 20 SB bonus! It'll be available all day today (Friday).

If you're not a member of Swagbucks yet, you can create your account now and earn points called SB for doing things like searching the web, shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos! You can then take those points and turn them into gift cards from Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, Target, PayPal, or hundreds of other retailers.

Swagbucks has helped my family so much! I get Amazon giftcards and buy household supplies groceries and more! Swagbucks is amazing! Try it for yourself and join today

Fences Movie on Blu-Ray and Digital HD now!

“This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Paramount Pictures. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”
 We are big movie people. My husband and I love to watch movies. Every Sunday is movie day for us! I recently received a copy of Fences and I am so excited to share it with you. If you don't know what it is about, you are missing out!
Adapted by legendary writer August Wilson from his own renowned play, FENCES follows former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) in 1950s Pittsburgh as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. An unforgettable and timeless masterpiece, FENCES “connects with people on a deep, emotional level” (Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times) and pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fence.
First of all, I was SUPER stoked to see that Denzel Washington and Viola Davis was in this movie. Two of my favorite people! This movie is emotional. Every minute of this movie seems like raw emotion. These actors hit it out of the park. 

The FENCES Blu-ray Combo Pack includes over 30 minutes of fascinating bonus content. With interviews from the cast and crew, including actor/director Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, discover how August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play was adapted from stage to screen. Plus, visit the movie’s Pittsburgh set, learn how Davis prepared for her award-winning performance, and much more. 
Feature film in high definition
Bonus Content:
Expanding the Audience: From Stage to Screen
The Company of Fences
Building Fences: Denzel Washington
Playing the Part: Rose Maxson
August Wilson’s Hill District
My only complaint is that most of the movie takes place in their yard. Be sure to purchase Fences today. You can visit their social media below to stay up to date with the latest. Thanks for reading!
Win it: One reader is going to win a copy of the Fences Movie. Giveaway ends 3/30/17. All entries are subject to verification. Enter below. Goodluck!

Starting 3/17 until 3/30/2017 smart shoppers save up to 11% on gift cards from these top brands! #CardOffer317 #ad

*This is a sponsored Tatu Digital Media post. All opinions are my own*
I love receiving gift cards. I am a grateful person, however, what do I do with a giftcard that I don't want, or a giftcard for a place that I just don't shop at? I found the perfect place to sell those cards to now! It is called Cardpool! If you have never heard of Cardpool, you are missing out! Cardpool is a safe and easy place that you can securely buy discounted pre-owned gift cards! All purchases come with a 180 guarantee AND did you know that you can get 35% off or sell unwanted gift cards for up to 92% of their value?! That is JUST AMAZING! Check out several reasons why you could purchase form Cardpool:
  • By using your favorite rewards credit card to purchase, you could earn points, miles or a percentage back on your purchase.
  • STOCK UP. Buy when you see a deal for Birthdays. You can buy for Holidays such as Christmas shopping. This is a great way to go ahead and have you budget covered early. You can even score amazing stocking stuffers. Easter is around the corner, stock up for those baskets too! 
  • They make great teacher gifts! Give back to your teachers and show them you appreciate them! The majority love those Starbucks cards too!
  • College students can use giftcards too. These are great for meals and even dorm supplies! 
  • Shop from the comfort of your own home. YES that is right. You can shop at home and you don't have to worry about leaving the house to go and buy those cards in bad weather! 
Check out these amazing deals below that Cardpool is offering! It is pretty amazing! Starting 3/17 until 3/30/2017 smart shoppers save up to 11% on gift cards from these top brands!
  1. You can save 10% on Neiman Marcus! Buy now and save for that handbag or shoes that you have been wanting!
  2. Nordstrom- Save 10% now!
  3. Calling all coffee lovers! Save 11% on Starbucks giftcards
  4. Apple Store giftcard savings are here! You can save 4.5%! Save up for that phone you have been wanting! 
  5. JCPenney has some great clothing sales always going on! You can Save 11% and score some deals today!
  6. Kiddo in your life wanting that amazing toy for their Birthday? Get your Toys R Us savings now! You can save 11%!
  7. I LOVE Crate and Barrel. They have amazing products, and I love their products for the kitchen! You can save 7%!
  8. My kiddo is a book worm. I am going to score a few cards for her. Barnes & Noble has a 9% savings!
Visit Cardpool and check out the savings for yourself! This is just a few of them! You can also visit their social channels below to stay up to date with the latest! Thanks for reading!
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Why is it important to maintain low blood cholesterol?

Dietary cholesterol levels predict a great deal about internal health. Why is it important to maintain low blood cholesterol? High levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) promote the buildup of dead cells and other material on the walls of the arteries, which leads to swelling. This blocks blood flow through the arteries to the organs. This process can result in various types of cardiovascular disease, putting you at risk for heart attack, stroke, or peripheral artery disease. It is, therefore, important to maintain low blood cholesterol levels to reduce this buildup of plaque in the arteries.

There are actually two sources for the level of blood cholesterol in any person's body. One is genetics, and so it depends on family history of these diseases. The other source is much more within our control: our diet.

Since cholesterol is a hormone made in the bodies of animals (such as humans), foods made of animal products, which are also high in saturated fat, will contain higher levels of LDL. Animal products such as beef brain, lamb kidney, and pork liver have the highest levels of bad cholesterol. Seafood -- such as, oysters, lobster, crabmeat, and shrimp -- has moderate levels of LDL. Meat and full-fat dairy foods have lower, but still moderate, levels. The foods lowest in bad cholesterol are fruits and vegetables, non-fat dairy products, nuts, pulses, and grains. Nuts, however, do contain HDL, the heart health promoting, or good cholesterol. Therefore, the most straightforward way to maintain a low level of bad blood cholesterol is to remove red meat from your diet or even to become a vegetarian. There are also medications, statins specifically, that you can take to lower your level of blood cholesterol. Increasing your level of physical exercise is also healthy and therefore helpful.

However, short of doing that, there are less extreme, more precise ways to change your diet to reduce your level of blood cholesterol. You can eliminate trans-fats from your diet. You can increase your diet's level of whey protein, found in most dairy products. A significant way to reduce your existing levels of bad cholesterol is to eat more foods containing soluble fiber, which absorbs water and turns to a kind of gel during digestion, allowing it to bind to bad cholesterol and remove it from the body. Recommended amounts of fiber range from 20-35 grams a day, with 5-10 grams of that as soluble fiber.

Foods that contain high levels of soluble fiber include oats, which can be eaten as hot oatmeal or as a cold oat-based cereal; barley, among other types of whole grains, and beans, which are not only contain high levels of soluble fiber, but digest slowly overall. There are, of course, many different types of beans, and many different ways to prepare them, so it should be relatively easy to fit them into your cholesterol-lowering diet. Cooking with vegetable oils, as opposed to butter or other animal fat, is also another easy way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol you consume. Soy is another food type that lowers bad cholesterol, although the effect is not as great as it was once thought to be. Other high fiber foods include vegetables such as parsnips, pulses like black lentils, and fruits like plantains. Finally, eating types of fish that are rich in a compound called omega-3 fatty acid lowers bad cholesterol.

A plant-based diet is therefore the best way to maintain a low blood cholesterol level. Nonetheless, after changing your diet and before considering medication, also consider adding more natural supplements to your routine, such as Khubad Sai or other black or green teas which help regulate metabolism and have been shown to reduce LDL levels in some studies. One study, in which a group drank 200 ml black tea three times a day for 12 weeks (as opposed to a control group drinking hot water), resulted in a reduction of HDL/LDL ratio of 16.6%.

Finally, why is it important to maintain low blood cholesterol with the diet? Because there are statins, which work by preventing the liver from making cholesterol. Once the production stops, blood cholesterol levels fall. They are very effective drugs, but they have side effects, such as an increased risk of developing diabetes or muscle problems.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Change Up Your Style With #Divatress! Lace Front Wigs In All Styles! #beauty #ad

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.
I love to change my hair, but I hate the damage that comes with it. I discovered a great beauty e-commerce company called Divatress. I am in love with their website. Why? They offer gorgeous lace front wigs! The meaning of their name just says it all! 
A diva is a goddess or queen. ‘Tress’ is a lock of hair. The founders of Divatress selected this name to signify beauty through hair. We strongly believe everyone should feel like a diva.
The one thing that I love about these lace front wigs are that they look SO natural! The styles, the colors, the variety of product that they have to offer- ALL AMAZING. Check out this collage below for some of my favorite picks, and you will see for yourself. One thing that I also noticed is that the styles come with a variety of color options! 
Clients range from professional stylists, beauticians, working mothers, students, etc. You don't have to have a special card, license or anything to order! ANYONE can. If you want funky, short, long, curly, or even straight hair, Divatress has it! Their product is also affordable and it won't break the bank! Be sure to check them out for yourself! You can also visit their social media below to stay up to date with the latest! Thanks for reading!