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Toys & Tech

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Healthy Living

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Disney

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Home & Garden

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Jif To Go Celebrates Life On-The-Go With the #GetGoing Photo Contest! Win $1,000 For Your Next Adventure! #Sponsored #MC

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Life is an adventure!  Whether you are heading off to kayak in the open seas or you are hunting fireflies in the backyard, life is full of new challenges and fun experiences to share with family and friends.  Now through October 1, 2014, Jif To Go is celebrating life on-the-go by asking fans to share a picture of how they get going in the #GetGoing photo promotion.  You can win $1,000 to use for your next adventure! There are five places/ways … [Read more...]

BEHR Wants To Pay You For Your Opinions! #Sponsored

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Love home improvement projects? Earn $$ and help impact BEHR’s products in this private online community.  Are you a homeowner and have recently renovated or plan to? BEHR wants to hear from people who have completed painting, staining or exterior floor coating projects in the past or plan to in the future. BEHR wants to hear from you and other home improvement and DIY enthusiasts as it seeks participants for an exclusive, secure, moderated … [Read more...]

Scallop Sandwich Recipe With Roman Meal Bread #RomanMeal #BakedFresh #MC #Sponsored

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  My favorite place for lunch is a restaurant in Michigan City, Indiana, called "Panini, Panini".  Michigan City is a beach town and if you are ever there, make sure to look for this small, eclectic restaurant on the city's main street, Franklin Street.  The varied menu is listed on multiple chalkboards on the walls.  First listed is the seafood, Scallop Sandwich..  I have started at the first item and can't get beyond it, because it is … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $500 Disney Gift Card (US and Canada, Ends 10/14)

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A group of bloggers has gotten together to offer our followers one of the most magical giveaways ever!  How would you spend $500 on Disney merchandise or vacations?  Now that is a dream come true for any child (or adult!). I always loved Disney movies, theme parks, books, and well, all things Disney!  But when I became a mom, everything I loved about Disney became even more magical because I could see it all through my daughter's eyes.  My … [Read more...]

Strategic Back-to-School Shopping with Free Shipping and Free Returns! #ZapposStyle #MC #Sponsored

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I was just reading an article in USA Today about back-to-school shopping.  Author Kaitlyn Krasselt said, "Back-to-school shopping is no longer a frenzied one-day spending spree. Families are spending more, but they are doing so over a longer period of time."  That's very true for our family.  I've changed from a blitz to more of a slow process, because I found that when I bought everything at once, I would end up with styles and outfits for my … [Read more...]

Perfect for Fall – Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe! #MonkFruitInTheRaw #MC #Sponsored

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The weather is changing here in Chicago.  Even if it's warm in the afternoon, the mornings and evenings have a distinct chill in the air.  I start seeking comfort foods like soup, hot cocoa, and warm bread.  But, I don't want to sacrifice healthy ingredients to achieve a fall, comfort food treat.  This recipe is one of my favorites to combine seasonal autumn flavors with healthy ingredients.   September is National Childhood Obesity Month. … [Read more...]

Earn $$ And Help Impact BEHR’s Products!

Love home improvement projects? Earn $$ and help impact BEHR’s products in this private online community.  Are you a homeowner and have recently renovated or plan to? BEHR wants to hear from people who have completed painting, staining or exterior floor coating projects in the past or plan to in the future. BEHR wants to hear from you and other home improvement and DIY enthusiasts as it seeks participants for an exclusive, secure, moderated … [Read more...]

New Way To Call A Cab – “Curb” Makes It Easy! $15 Off Your First Ride #Sponsored #MC

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I've never felt comfortable hailing a cab.  First, I can't ever remember if the light on means they are available, or not available.  It seems awkward to wave my arm in the air.  I can't whistle.  Middle of the block?  Corner?  I never know where to stand.  And the worst? Yes, people have walked right smack in front of me and stolen, yes, stolen, grrrrrr, my cab.  In the rain.  What's a girl to do? Well the days of awkward arm waving, … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: Safety 1st Infant/Child Car Seat (Up to $189 Value) – US, Ends 10/3

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  A car seat is one of the most important items you may ever own.  We all hope that we will never have need for one, but the reality is that it may end up saving your child's life. September 14-20 is Child Passenger Safety Week sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal of Child Passenger Safety week is to make sure parents and caregivers are properly … [Read more...]

Fun After-School Snack! Fruit and Cheese Kabobs with Arla Dofino Cheese! #HavartiParty #Sponsored #MC

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"Mom, I'm HUNGRY!" It's the first thing I hear when I pick up my daughter from school.  I'm always looking for afternoon snack ideas and one of the best we've found is Arla Dofino Cheese and Fruit Kabobs.  They are equally fun-to-make as they are delicious-to-eat.  And, moms like me can feel good about having our kids eat Arla Dofino cheeses.  Arla Dofino cheeses are naturally good, free of added hormones and crafted with quality, natural … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Let’s Imagine Elmo! (US, Ends 10/8) New Toys for Under the Tree (If You Can Wait That Long)! #HasbroChicago

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Hasbro included me in a fun event in Chicago recently to play, er, I mean try some of their newest toys.  How fun is that?  F-U-N, FUN!  My favorite was a new line from Playdoh called, DohVinci.  Cartridges of an all new compound similar to, but not quite exactly Playdoh, fit into a Styler that reminded me of a cake decorating frosting gun.  It came with tips, that let you make stars, hearts, flowers, or even butterflies.  Shhhh, don't tell … [Read more...]

Calling Homeowners for a BEHR Opportunity to Earn Amazon GCs!

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 Are you a homeowner and have recently renovated or plan to? BEHR wants to hear from people who have completed painting, staining or exterior floor coating projects in the past or plan to in the future. BEHR wants to hear from you and other home improvement and DIY enthusiasts as it seeks participants for an exclusive, secure, moderated online community. Those who participate will get the chance to learn from others working on home … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $75 Paypal Cash or Amazon GC (Ends 10/5, Worldwide)

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  Rewind to You One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away. But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the … [Read more...]

Celebrate, Have Fun, And Use Social Media For Positive Messages #ShareAwesome National PTA and LifeLock #CleverGirls

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Yesterday, my 8 year old daughter, Rosie was telling me about something that happened in the group of girls that hang around together during school recess.  Two of her friends had gotten into an argument and it wasn't clear to her which side of the fight she should take and if she should get involved at all.  You've experienced that too, haven't you?  It's not always easy to tell what's right and what's wrong.  Unfortunately, everything isn't as … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $100 Paypal Cash or Amazon GC from “Jubilee’s Journey” (Worldwide, Ends 10/3)

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A "group" giveaway is being posted on more than one site to promote a new book. Good luck to you! I hope a KLY reader wins! Jubilee’s Journey by Bette Lee Crosby   JUBILEE’S JOURNEY…FPA PRESIDENT’S BOOK AWARD GOLD MEDAL WINNER   When tragedy strikes a West Virginia coal mining family, two children start out on a trek that they hope will lead them to a new life. Before a day passes, the children are separated and the … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $50 Paypal Cash or Amazon GC From “The Sending” (Worldwide, Ends 10/3)

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The Sending A city's peace is shattered when two university students go missing, and only Daneel and his friends know the shocking truth of what happened. Finding themselves under attack, Daneel leads them in a race to escape the mounting violence. Mara is willing to kill for the beliefs of the faction that raised her. But as she seeks out her mark, using a rare, mystical form of travel known as the Sending, Mara discovers a powerful … [Read more...]