Take The Pledge With Me! Take Back Your Drive!

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I wish I could write words to make this the ultimate post to end the action of texting while driving.

I wish I could find the right combination of words to make those drivers that feel their text message is more important then someone’s life – perhaps their own –  a text that just can’t wait that they just have to send it while they’re driving 3000+ lbs. hunk of metal, I wish I could convince them to stop.  I mean, come on!!! Nothing – No Thing – is THAT IMPORTANT to share, or respond to, that you have to text while you drive.  Take the pledge with me – Take Back Your Drive.

 PULL OVER!!!  Then Text!


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There.  Easy peasy. Pull over, then text.  Concentrate on the job at hand – you’re in control of 3000+ lbs. of metal that’s moving.  That’s where a drivers attention should be, on driving. Will you please join me in committing to give up cell phone use – both hand held and hands free – while driving for, at the very least, one week.  It won’t hurt, I promise.  Please visit the site: National Safety Council and sign the pledge. Have children that drive? Sign them up too!

A delayed response to a text won’t hurt however, texting while driving can, and will potentially kill.

The other day a dog darted across the street from in between two parked cars.  If I had been distracted at the wheel I would have hit and killed this poor dog! And I know it would be an experience that I couldn’t forget.  I would play it over and over in my mind. (Do you do that to? Go over scenarios over and over and…  Ugh. It’s exhausting.)

So, are you with me? Yes you are!  Put your phone in your purse/bag. Put your phone away from easy reach.  You’re driving a car, let that be your focus.   Click this link to sign the pledge:  National Safety Council  Thank You!!!

#TakeBackMyDrive @NSCsafety


(*Disclosure:  I was compensated for my participation in sharing this incredibly important message.  My words are my own.  Let’s be safe out there! smile for Shopify)

$200 Whole Foods Gift Card! Enter Today!


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Fresh. Healthy. Tasty. Quality.  I believe these words sum up what you find in Whole Foods! smile  However, that quality can come at a price which has brought about the nickname of Whole Foods as “Whole Paycheck“.  Guess what? By entering below you’re closer in getting some help to place your hands on the fresh, healthy, tasty quality of Whole Foods!  Enter today for your chance to win a $200 Whole Foods Gift Card!  (Oh boy, what would I get? They have some great soups. And a nice wine selection as well wink).

GIVEAWAY DETAILS For The $200 Whole Foods Gift Card

Prize: $200 Whole Foods Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/6 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Help Save Our Planet – Happy Earth Day!

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In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd (and my sister’s birthday – yay!) I want to share an app that will help reduce our utility bills and our impact on the environment —Homeselfe.  The Homeselfe app is a FREE download which can help us all be a part of a fundamental shift in our culture – to stop taxing our resources which will, in turn, take better care of our planet.  Learn more about this app and check out the tips below. Help Save Our Planet – Happy Earth Day!

Homeselfe is the leading DIY home energy saving app, helping homeowners reduce their utility bills, energy consumption and environmental impact. Homeselfe is a fun, easy, free app that provides a clear path to an energy efficient home with a personalized money saving plan, available rebates, and access to local qualified contractors.

Help Save Our Planet - Happy Earth Day!  Check out these tips


(*Shared with permission from DRIVEN PR)

My Shopping Made Easier #TidyCatsAtCostco

This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help create awareness of Tidy Cats available in Costco Stores located in the Pacific Northwest but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nestle Purina and Tidy Cats is not responsible for the content of this article. #TidyCatsAtCostco

When I shop I choose stores where I can get the most done in fewer stops. Price and convenience play a big part in my shopping choices that’s why I was so happy that our household’s litter of choice, Tidy Cats®, is now in Portland, OR Costco stores. There are items that make sense to buy in bulk because they are items that you’ll always need; paper products, health supplements (does wine count?) and cat litter. That is, of course, if you have a cat.

Another rainy day. Perfect time to shop at Costco!
Another rainy day. Perfect time to shop at Costco!

But, even if you don’t have a feline lounging around your house and giving you attitude, you’ll find that Tidy Cats litter works really well in other areas of your home!

  • Cat litter is a great deodorizer. You can use it to freshen the smell of your refrigerator in place of baking soda.
  • Make a “cat litter sachet” using cheesecloth, or another slightly open weave fabric, and place it in some stinky shoes to absorb the bad odors.
  • Prevent grease fires at your Bar-B-Que by placing a layer of litter in the bottom of your grill.

You don’t need to be a cat owner to need cat litter.

And now, for those of us in the Pacific Northwest, you have one more item to add to your Costco list. (But hurry! It’s only available for a limited time!) It wasn’t hard to locate Tidy Cats cat litter during my recent trip to Costco.


Ta Da! Here we have a tower of 42 lbs. boxes of Tidy Cats, ready and waiting for you! My back was a little weak so a very helpful Costco employee “helped me” put it in my cart. (They also helped me put it in my van. Nice.)


I choose to purchase items in larger containers, this way it reduces waste once the product is empty. Tidy Cats comes in a sturdy box that can be easily recycled, or repurposed! Once empty you could place a plastic liner on the inside then decorate the outside with wallpaper, washi tape or thick wrapping paper, and voila! A pretty container that could be used for anything! Use your imagination. How would you repurpose the sturdy Tidy Cats cat litter container once it’s empty? I’m looking for more ideas. Please share in the comments.

To learn more about Tidy Cats product line, please visit:  http://www.tidycats.com/

You can also join them on their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/tidycats/

(*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestle Purina and Tidy Cats. The opinions and text are all mine.)

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$50 Amazon eGift Card Giveaway! Happy Mother’s Day!

$50 Amazon eGift Card Giveaway! Ann Again and again Reviews



Give the gift that ALWAYS fits!  


Hmmm… if I received this, how would I spend this gift?  I have my eye on a plush throw that is just so beautiful. (You’re never too old for a “blankie”, right?)  Or, maybe the latest fragrance from Kate Spade – Walk On Air.  *Am I giving not too subtle hints for my children?  Perhaps.wink  Enter today for your chance to win a $50 Amazon eGift Card!  And please tell me, what would you spend your eGift on?  Would you spend it on yourself? Or, would you share this prize with someone special in your life?
Welcome to the Mother’s Day $50 Amazon Giveaway!
Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves 
Enter below for your chance to win a $50 Amazon eGift Card! Open Worldwide! 

Giveaway begins on 4/16/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 5/7/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open Worldwide (void where prohibited.) I will email the winner on Mother’s Day; The winner will have 24 hours to claim or I will redraw. Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner’s List here.

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Holly of Southern Mom Loves will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

Contact Holly at southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Bullet Giveaway! $400 Value! Ends 4/30

GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Giveaway! $400 Value!

This event was coordinated by Mom Buzz Media, hosted by the Mom Buzz Media Bloggers and sponsored by GSI Exchange

Gold & Silver International Exchange

monopoly_man2Whether you wear it as a chain around your neck or simply want to stash away a few coins in your safe, now is a great time to own and invest in gold and silver. Now is also a great time to win, with the GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Bullet Giveaway!


The price of gold increased by 16.4% in the first three months of 2016, its strongest quarterly showing since 1986. Gold significantly outperformed other major stock, bond and commodity indices during the first quarter and based on current trends, many experts are predicting the surge in gold pricing to continue for the foreseeable future.


The World Gold Council identified five key factors supporting the rise in gold prices:

  • Ongoing concerns about economic growth and financial stability in emerging markets
  • A hiatus in the rise of the US dollar
  • The implementation of negative interest rate policies by leading global central banks
  • The return of pent up investment demand for gold
  • Price momentum (i.e. investors following gold’s upward trend).


On the gold coin investment side, combined sales of 22k (Eagles) and 24k (Buffalos) gold coins by the US Mint, increased 51% year over year in the first quarter, while gold-backed ETFs had the second strongest quarter on record, with strong demand from the United States, Europe and China and other regions.


While the stock market bounces up, down and all around, there is one investment that has held its value since the dawn of civilization. Gold and silver has been recognized as a store of wealth since the ancient Sumerians.

GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Giveaway! $400 Value!
GSI Exchange is a leading national coin and precious metals company specializing in wholesale trading as well as direct sales to the general public. GSI Exchange’s management has more than 40 years of combined market experience and a huge supplier database within the U.S. These relationships enable GSI Exchange to offer an almost unlimited inventory of the highest-quality silver, gold, palladium and platinum coins at the most competitive prices.


Whether you are looking to invest for your children’s college education or your own retirement planning, precious metals can be a valuable addition to diversify your other investments and as an effective hedge against inflation and geopolitical turmoil, GSI Exchange has a knowledgeable and friendly professional staff who can assist you in planning for your goals.

Visit the website to learn more, request a brochure or get a price quote.


Your future begins today!

GSI Exchange Gold & Silver Giveaway! $400 Value!

Enter the giveaway below sponsored by GSI Exchange for a chance to win your piece of the pie! They have sponsored (2) 1 oz silver bullets as well as a $10 American Eagle ¼ Oz. Gold Coin… a prize package valued at over $400!

Please claim only the entries you complete. Winning entry will be verified, US residents 18 years old and up only please.

Someone is going to win, why not let it be you?!

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Disclaimer: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Residents only please. This blog is not responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. The prize will be fulfilled by GSI Exchange. Winner will be notified by Mom Buzz Media and have 48 hours to respond to the email. If no response is received, that winner will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media channel. This giveaway is Facebook compliant.

Ends 4/30/2016 at 11:59 pm.

Good Luck!