Friday, February 10, 2017

$25 Valentine's Day Gift on a Budget

Here's a great Valentine's day idea if you are on a budget! Make it fun with flowers and wine glass colored glasses. Throw in a sweet cupcake and flowers for $10 at any local grocery store.  Pens are $9.95 on line or at Bed Bath and Beyond. photo credit
Total amount spent under $25


Use Your Microwave as a Message Board!

Here's a unique way to communicate with your family. Use your microwave glass as a daily way to leave messages. All you need is a wine glass pen in a light color. Wipe off with glass cleaner. I can also leave my husband a honey-do list and inspiring, loving messages! Guess they can leave me messages too! Maybe I'll hide the glass marker. Haha! 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Big Game Football Party!

The Big Game Football Party Tips!

Super Bowl 2017 is kicking off on Feb 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas!  The Super Bowl is the biggest  event of the year on TV and the reason  many Americans  host parties or spend a relaxed day with the family in front of the TV.  Watching the Super Bowl ads has also become a tradition for many families.  This year, I have partnered with the following brands to help make your Super Bowl Party a huge success.  Here's my football party tips!


Keeping the kids busy and entertained is the true secret to enjoying the Football game. Pick a room or area in your home to turn into a Gaming Room. Ask friends to bring laptops, small flat screen TVS, gaming stations and with just a few extra chairs you have a GAMING STATION in minutes.  You'll score a touchdown if you get the kids the New Nintendo 3DS XL it offers a completely new way to play: It lets users play a wide variety of fun family-friendly games starring classic characters like Mario, Luigi, Toad and Yoshi. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Mario Party Star Rush are just two of the new games from Nintendo the kids can play! 
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“Don't just throw a party, throw a Party City watch party”,  with officially licensed NFL decorations from Party City.  I like "The Super Bowl Super Ultimate Party Package", it  includes pennants, banners, football cutouts, flags, and of course tons of Super  Bowl 51 themed party supplies in both team’s signature colors.

Score a wining Big Game Day party with a championship worthy tableware and cutlery for up to 18 die-hard NFL fans. Not to mention that your party teammates can cheer on their favorite players over a one of a kind Super Bowl 51 Table Cover while they nosh on some traditional game day eats. Transport your partygoers to the NRG Stadium with 2 epic Super Bowl Letter Banners and a plethora of Super Bowl Table Decorations, all without every leaving the comfort of your own living room!” For big fans watching the game at home, Party City has everything you need to cheer on your favorite team.


Just in time for the Big Game, Dairy Queen has introduced a sweet and smokey Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket. The chicken strips are made with succulent all-tenderloin 100 percent white meat chicken tossed in a honey barbecue glaze for a sweet and smoky flavor punch. They are served with Texas toast, crispy fries, ranch dipping sauce and of course a wet napkin. So stop by before the game or take home several baskets to enjoy during the game. The new Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket is available now at participating DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations.

For easy appetizers add a little thyme to deviled eggs, so they look like footballs.

And put your veggies in small plastic cups with ranch dip, so they don't have to get more dip and miss any of the big game!

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Photo credit Pinterest

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DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations nationwide beginning Jan. 30

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stress Free Holiday: Shopping & Last Minute Gift Ideas

Happy Holidays, This year I have partnered with the following brands to bring you some Last Minute Shopping Tips and Gift Ideas.  It's the most wonderful time of the year  and the most STRESSFUL!   Let's keep it stress free, so you aren't a Scrooge saying

"Bah Humbug" when it comes to entertaining and shopping!  Here's a few of my tips:

#1  Have a Shopping Survival Kit-  Shop till you drop is not just a silly phrase people use.  I have shopped and dropped! I have been dehydrated, hungry and in pain with sore feet and back!  This year carry a mini kit in the car that includes 3-5 bottled waters, ibuprofen and a snack to treat yourself like  Indulgences by Smartfood Raspberry & Dark Chocolate flavored popcorn, a blissful combination of ripe raspberry and creamy dark chocolate drizzled over Smartfood Kettle Corn.

   Yes, I said blissful. Chocolate.  Raspberry.  Shopping.... 

It’s a deliciously smart holiday treat.  Smartfood Raspberry & Dark Chocolate will pamper your desire for something sweet. Every bit of this smart and airy popcorn snack is drizzled in sweet raspberry and dark chocolate perfection, and made with 100% whole grain and no artificial flavors or preservatives.  With 150 calories per serving, it’s the perfect holiday snack to take shopping, or on a break, treat yourself and de-stress. Available at retailers nationwide, don’t wait to get yours today! 
If you don't eat it all, may want to share  it with your holiday guests.  @Smartfood

#2  Create Ambience-  Fragrances do affect your mood, work performance and behavior in a variety of ways -I like guests to experience Holiday fragrances from American Home™ by Yankee Candle, I create that special feeling of home for holiday entertaining and it's perfect for offer perfect last minute holiday gift ideas for friends and family.  The nicest thing is

American Home™ holiday fragrances are under $20, the perfect gift, holiday accent and they are available now at select retailers nationwide. 

Available at: Select national retailers such as Walmart, Meijer, Staples, CVS and BJ’s.

#3 Buy the Cool gifts!-
HEOS by Denon is where home audio is at; it’s a wireless multi-room sound system. With the HEOS 1 you get amazing sound from a compact, portable wireless speaker. Easy to set up, listen to your favorite music in any room in the home or outdoors with the choice to utilize Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth for audio steaming. Smallest in the full line of speakers, the HEOS 1 ($199) is a totally portable, very affordable wireless speaker can be used both indoors and outdoors. The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system is currently available at Amazon, Crutchfield, Magnolia Home Theater, and many other fine dealers across North America.

#4  Boost Your Gift Giving!  

You can spread extra cheer, this holiday season.  You can get a free Samsung Galaxy when you switch to Boost Mobile and get the $50 Single Line plan with Unlimited Gigs. The free Samsung Galaxy J3 delivers value, performance and convenience.

This offer is available at Boost Mobile retailers nationwide. Visit to find a store near you.

#5 The Perfect Accessory for Everyone on Your List!

No matter who you're shopping for, they will love the Harmony Elite. It works with over 270,000 entertainment and smart home devices so they can enjoy single-touch control of all their favorite devices, right out of the box. From the TV, cable box and gaming console, to their AV receiver and Roku® media player—all the way to smart lights, locks, thermostats, even your Alexa—Harmony Elite gives them control of just about everything.

$349.99 at