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Welcome to the 2016 Epic Holiday Gift Guide Lugz Women’s Tambora Giveaway!

 

Who else is ready to face the winter chill in boots that are not only functional but totally cute as well?  Enter today for your chance to win a pair of Lugz!  Good luck Ann Again and again Reviews readers! smile for Shopify

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/25/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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A Great Way To Save – Groupon Coupons!

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(Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.)

The moon belongs to everyone, the best things in life are free“, sang Frank Sinatra (among many others) and that’s fantastic!  However, it’s very hard to wrap and very difficult to fit under a Christmas tree.  And so it goes, the search for the perfect gift. If your gift-giving list is long, I’ve discovered a great way to save on everything from toys, clothing, appliances – you name it!  It’s Groupon Coupons. Do you know about this? I didn’t! I’m so happy to learn about it, particularly for this time of year. Let’s check it out!

photo: Life With Levi
photo: Life With Levi

Groupon Coupons can help ease your Thanksgiving journeys by offering great discounts on hotels and travel.  Also, there are coupons for holiday decorating and food options.  A sure-to-please gift is a lovely bouquet (you don’t have to worry if it “fits”). From You Flowers has great deals right now. This would also be a very nice gift to give to yourself!

Something that most of us don’t think of, until something falls apart, is home maintenance. This can be tricky for those that either aren’t handy with tools, don’t have access to tools or aren’t physically able to handle the heavy lifting.  Angie’s List now offers FREE membership through Groupon Coupons. You can give the gift of a “Handy Man” this season.  That’s a pretty great gift!  Click here for your deal.

Holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier and better with this find. Check out Groupon Coupons and I’m sure you’ll find something wonderful for everyone on your list.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

Score Big Helping Centurylink & The Blazers End Hunger!

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You score big when you help CenturyLink and The Blazers end hunger this holiday season! A great collaboration between Portland Trail Blazers own Evan Turner and CentryLink have created Hearts & Hoops. Donate nonperishable food items at CenturyLink Hearts & Hoops food drive locations (see below) benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. They’ll be setting up local donation events featuring games, Portland Trail Blazers swag, and more!  And, as a wonderful bonus, they’re offering a sweepstakes to win court-side seats, an opportunity to watch the team during the pre-game shoot-around and Portland Trail Blazers apparel (Find the link to enter at the end of this post).

 Score Big Helping Centurylink & The Blazers End Hunger! - Ann Again and again Reviews

ABOUT THE OREGON FOOD BANK

The mission of the Oregon Food Bank is to eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry. Their goal is to be distributing 15 million pounds of produce each year by 2019. With our help, The Oregon Food Bank is building healthy, hunger-free communities!

Suggested donation items:

  • Shelf-stable milk  (ex. Powdered Milk)
  • Foods high in protein: canned meats like tuna, chicken, or salmon, canned or dried beans
  • Foods high in nutrients: canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
  • Whole-grain foods: brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
  • Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Unsaturated cooking oils
  • Other nutritious foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)

Score Big Helping Centurylink & The Blazers End Hunger! - Ann Again and again Reviews

UPCOMING DRIVES

Location Address Date Time
Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 12/8/16 11am-5pm
Lloyd Center 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 12/9/16 2-8pm
Lloyd Center 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 12/10/16 11am-5pm
Washington Square Mall 9585 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland, OR 12/11/16 11am-5pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 12/15/16 11am-5pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 12/16/16 11am-5pm
Washington Square Mall 9585 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland, OR 12/17/16 11am-5pm
Washington Square Mall 9585 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland, OR 12/18/16 11am-5pm

To help encourage participation, and reward those who are dedicated to making a difference in the community, CenturyLink will select one sweepstakes entrant at the end of each month as part of the CenturyLink Hearts & Hoops Sweepstakes (Nov. & Dec.). Each winner will receive a VIP Trail Blazers experience that includes two courtside tickets, opportunity to take the floor for pre-game shootaround and two Trail Blazers jerseys. Official rules and sweepstakes entry information are available at: trailblazers.com/heartsandhoops

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions and text are all mine.

Enter This Thanksgiving Giveaway Today!

 
‘Tis the season to gather friends and family around the table (or t.v. trays – whatever works) and enjoy each others company over delicious food.  Now, this food costs money so wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra to help your budget? Sure it would!  Enter this Thanksgiving Giveaway today for your chance to win $50 in Paypal cash or an eGift Card of your choice!


Welcome to the $50 of Choice Thanksgiving Giveaway!
Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves
Co-Hosted by: Dorky’s Deals
 
One winner will receive $50 via Paypal cash or eGift Card of choice! If I can purchase an eGift card or code online and email it to you, you can choose that store, or you can choose Paypal cash!

Enter below, and good luck.
Giveaway begins on 10/27/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 11/23/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open Worldwide (void where prohibited.) 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. 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.

10 Halloween Etiquette Tips And Tricks

10 Halloween Etiquette Tips & Tricks - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

It’s time for scary costumes, carving pumpkins, candy and trick or treating.  As Halloween approaches, there are somethings parents and children need to remember.  10 Halloween Etiquette Tips & Tricks:

–        Select Appropriate Costumes: Costumes that represent a culture, race, ethnic or religious group or someone with a serious illness, poverty or other hardship, are inappropriate.  Sexually explicit costumes and those mocking LGBT or gender identity encourage negativity. During this election year, our public political figures are certainly on the table; expect to see Clinton and Trump.

 

–        Teach Your Kids Manners: Halloween is a great opportunity to teach your kids manners, such as greeting and thanking each homeowner who gives them candy. Explain to older kids and teenagers that bullying and pushing smaller kids out of the way won’t be tolerated. When they encounter a bowl of candy at the door, make sure they are considerate and only take one or two pieces.  Be sure they respect private property, including homeowner decorations, and don’t leave unwanted candy or wrappers in lawns.

 

–        Age Appropriateness: While many adults enjoy Halloween dress up, remember this is mostly a children’s holiday.  What your teenager might wear, is not a good fit for a first-grade Halloween party.  Gage the costume based on your child’s age, and the age of his or her peers. Even if you think your young child might be able to handle dressing up as Freddy Krueger, it might be too much for his or her friends.

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–         Candy Alternatives: Traditional chocolate or sugar-laced candy are always a hit. With more health conscious parents, consider sealed mini bottled water, pre-packaged popcorn, coloring books, pre-packaged healthy snacks, small inexpensive toys, or pens/pencils.

 

–        Respect Neighbors Who Aren’t Participating: By simply turning off the outside lights, this alerts trick or treaters to skip your house and go on to the next.  As an option, consider leaving a bowl of candy by the front door.  Putting the car in the garage may also remove the question of whether someone is home.

 

–        Knock One Time and One Time Only: If no one answers, move on to the next house.  There’s no need to be excessive and knock 10 times. The homeowner might be on an important call or trying to help a baby to sleep. On a related note: know when it’s appropriate to knock. Trick or treating generally starts just before sunset and ends by 9pm.  10 Halloween Etiquette Tips & Tricks - Ann Again and again Reviews

–        No Homemade Treats: While it’s a nice thought to want to bake homemade Halloween treats, don’t do it.  Parents have heightened safety concerns for good reason, and will discard these items.  Buy pre-packaged candy from trusted brands like Hershey, M&M, Skittles, Dove, Reese’s.

 

–        Never Arrive Empty Handed: Anyone invited to a Halloween party, does not arrive empty handed.  Bring a small hostess gift such as tea towels, diffuser, candle, coasters, fresh fruit, wine, packaged sweets, or children’s game.

 

–        Office & School Policies: Office culture varies, so be sure to research your workplace policy. Ask a trusted colleague about the ‘unwritten rules.’ Some offices encourage tasteful costumes, while others frown upon the practice.  Education policies vary, so don’t assume children may wear their costumes to school.  In many school districts across the nation, costumes are prohibited for safety reasons. Double check and don’t assume.

 

–         Stay Safe: Younger children should always be accompanied by parents or a designated chaperone. Older children and teens should trick or treat as part of a group.  Never enter someone’s home you don’t know, no matter how nice they seem.  Carry a flashlight and mobile phone.  Follow your intuition and if you have a bad feeling about something, avoid it.

 

(*These tips were shared, with permission, from Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide.)

Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway! - Ann Again and again Reviews

Welcome to the Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

 

How do you feel when you walk into Target?  Does a smile come across your face?  Do you feel like you’re in one of your happy places?  Does a chorus sing “Hallelujah!” in your head?  Well then, this giveaway is for you!  With the holidays on it’s way I’m sure you could put this prize to good use.  Enter today for your chance to win a Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card!

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

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In today’s promotion for the PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag, it started out at $19.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card

 

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $150 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $150 Target Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this Lunch Bag and you will be entered to win a $150 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 10/17/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.

GOOD LUCK!

 

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Enter To Win Playful PJs For Chilly Nights!

Let’s have some fun!  Enter to win playful PJs for the soon-to-come chilly nights.  So cute!!!  Good luck!

 
Welcome to the Character Onesie Wardrobe Giveaway Event!
 
Sponsored by: Richard Leeds International
Organized by: Southern Mom Loves

 
With Fall coming, we thought you could use some fun new PJs! These character onesies from Richard Leeds International are warm and soft and come in fun designs to help keep you looking cool all season long, and are available in Olaf, Eeyore, Ariel, MinnieSugar Skull, Shark, & Pollo.
So if you’re looking for some adorable cool-weather PJs, look no further than your local Walmart store, where you can find these cute offerings in the Sleepwear section or online at Walmart.com, and then enter to win a full onesie wardrobe below!

 

  • 1-(One) 1st prize: 7 pair of onesies pajamas
  • 2-(Two) 2nd prizes: 4 pair of onesies pajamas
  • 3-(Three) 3rd prizes: 3 pair of onesies pajamas
  • 7-(Seven) 4th prizes: 1 pair of onesies pajamas
13 total winners will be sent fun Character Onesies in randomly chosen designs from the styles shown above, in their Women’s size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below. (ARV $620!)
 
Enter below, the odds are fantastic!
Giveaway begins on 9/16/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 10/7/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner’s List.

 

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per 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. Richard Leeds International 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.

The $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway Is Happening! Enter Now!

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Yay!!!  A great giveaway to begin the holiday season!  What would you do if you won a $500 gift card from Nordstrom?  (I know what department I’d head to – Shoes!)  I wish you much luck with your entries.  I would be thrilled if one of my lovely readers was the winner.  Good luck!!!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $500 Nordstrom Gift Card + Gold Mini iPad

Co-hosts: Jenns Blah Blah Blog Posh Classy Mom Style Vanity CLE Threads  SWEET HAUTE film+fashion+fun Mommy Blog Expert  I Luv 2 Globe Trot  Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Peace and Chaos TonieGirl Lizzie in Lace Taffeta & Tulips

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12/10 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Quick And Easy Halloween Fun!

Quick and Easy Halloween Fun! - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

Say your daughter plans months in advance for her Halloween costume but gives you a couple of hours to prepare for a party she’s planned … without telling you about it?! I’m happy that my girls like Halloween, I would just like to have a bit more time to prepare for a lively group of children converging on my home. (Maybe it’s better this way though ;-> ) So, while I run to the store for food to feed the little Spooks and Ghouls I tell my daughter to use items we have at home and come up with quick and easy Halloween fun.

I came home to find Pumpkin Bowling:

Quick and Easy Halloween Fun! - Ann Again and again Reviews

  • Pins made from Cottonelle Triple Roll tissue
  • Imitation pumpkin from craft store serves as the bowling ball
  • Objective: Stack Cottonelle 3 rolls high. Two tries to knock down “pins”. One point for every roll knocked down.

I thought I’d add to our decorations and create Candle Mummies:

Quick and Easy Halloween Fun! - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

  • Take Bath Tissue and wrap around flame-less candles.
  • Add little googly eyes for a sweet effect

The girls had an idea to give our windows a bit more of an attitude for Halloween – eyes made with bath tissue help with the attitude!

Quick and Easy Halloween Fun! - Ann Again and again Reviews

These quick, easy decorations will help make the girls party more festive! Have you had your child spring a party on you? How did you prepare for your soiree on the fly? Any tips and tricks you care to share are greatly appreciated.

 

Quick and Easy Halloween Fun! - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

 

 

With Love Cooking Company Your Desserts Are That Much Sweeter!

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Love Cooking Company has set out with a mission to make baking a simple task. Partnered with some great names in the baking and entertainment industries, Love has crafted bakeware that helps you easily achieve the best-looking baked goods on the table, from filled cakes to bite-size desserts and more.

With Love Cooking Company Your Desserts Just Got Sweeter! - Ann Again and again Reviews

The PushPan is a 100% watertight and leak-proof cake pan with a patented silicone-lined removable base making it perfect for cheesecakes, pies and more! An alternative to a spring-form pan, you simply place the pan on something sturdy, press the sides down, and voila – the perfect cake! The PushPan also comes with a 25 year warranty.

 

With Love Cooking Company Your Desserts Are That Much Sweeter! - Ann Again and again Reviews
The Mrs. Fields Cutie Cakes pan creates 48 bite-size cakes when you need a small amount of something sweet. It’s ideal for savory options, like mini corn dogs or potato pancakes. After you create your tiny treats, just pop the pan in the dishwasher.

 

With Love Cooking Company Your Desserts Are That Much Sweeter! - Ann Again and again Reviews
The Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip  is the easiest way to make a layered cake and create a surprise center that everyone will love. Once you bake your cake, add filling to the side with the large opening, place the non-filled layer on top, and enjoy! Plus, the pan is dishwasher-safe, making clean-up a breeze.

My lovely readers of Ann Again and again Reviews receive 10% off your entire order!  Love Cooking is inviting you to take 10% off your entire order on lovecookingcompany.com with the promo code LOVE10. For a limited time only.
For details, and your 10% discount offer, go to:  http://usfamilycoupons.com/coupon.php?regionid=75&bid=12246&dealid=2092 .@usfg

Happy Baking!

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9 Easy and Affordable Mother's Day Ideas

9 Easy and Affordable Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Ann Again and again Reviews

Not only can money not buy happiness it also isn’t needed for the perfect gift.  Really!  With the following clever ideas I’m sure you can create a lovely gift for Mother’s Day that will bring a smile to her face and joy to her heart.

  1. Gift chore coupons*. Create a handmade coupon book for your mom to use when she needs a break. Each voucher is good for a different chore. You could offer to do the dishes, vacuum, take the dog for a walk, wash her car, or make dinner. (*Ahem, children of mine?  I really like this idea.  I like it a lot.)

 

  1. Schedule time together. Give your mom the gift of time. The activity is less important than spending quality time together to talk and reconnect.  Go for a nature walk, check out a neighborhood garden or park.  Treat her to dinner, a cultural event like a ballet or play, or take her to the spa.  Just time for you and your mom, make memories.

 

  1. Call her via Skype. You can still connect even if you aren’t able to visit your mom on Mother’s Day. Use FaceTime or Skype to get some one-on-one time from far away. She’d love to catch up and see your smiling face.

 

  1. Make it a party. If your mom loves to socialize, throw a Mother’s Day party. Coordinate with friends or neighbors to celebrate their moms too. Your mom will be able to spend time with friends and enjoy her special day.  (You do all the clean-up too.)

 

  1. Handwrite a Mother’s Day card. Store-bought cards lack the personalized emotion of a handwritten note. Write a letter to your mom and share a picture and a special memory. Let her know how much you care and how much you love her.

 

  1. Make a family photo book. Gather photos of your entire family. If possible, reach out to extended family for their pictures. Then create a photo album or scrapbook filled with memories. Add your favorite quotes or family sayings for a personal touch.

 

  1. Make her breakfast. Whip up your favorite recipes and invite the entire family to spend a meal together. If you’re cooking skills are not up to par, host a potluck dinner or brunch or order takeout.

These next two ideas do require kicking it up a notch in the “spending” department, it’s up to you what amount:

 

  1. Create a custom gift basket. You know what your mother loves. Think of all the things she’d never buy for herself. Create a goodie basket filled with gourmet coffees, teas and assorted snacks.

 

  1. Gift personalized jewelry. Instead of generic earrings, have the names of all your mother’s children inscribed on a necklace or pendant. Or, create a charm bracelet. Handpick charms that represent memories from your childhood or your mom’s favorite hobbies. One year my siblings and I gave my mom a ring adorned with five sapphire stones. Each stone represented each of her five children.

 

With these ideas I’m sure you’ll create a lovely day for your Mother and the other special women in your life.  Cheers!

 

~~Thank you to Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally-recognized etiquette expert, author and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach for allowing me to share these wonderful ideas.  To contact Jacqueline:

http://www.etiquetteexpert.com/

http://jacquelinewhitmore.com/

Enter To Win Set of 3 Old Factory Candles! Made In The U.S.A.

Holiday Gift Giving Suggestion - Enter To Win Set of 3 Old Factory Candles! Made In The U.S.A. - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

Enter To Win Set of 3 Old Factory Candles! Made In The U.S.A. - Ann Again and again Reviews
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There are certain items that are perfect gifts to give because A.) it’s something everybody needs.  For instance – grocery store gift cards, because eating is a necessity. Or B.) it doesn’t require knowing someones size, such as candles.  I love giving and receiving candles as gifts and recently discovered a line of candles by Old Factory – Made in the USA and sold through Amazon.  One lucky winner from Ann Again and again Reviews will win a set of 3 Old Factory candles to enjoy for themselves or give to someone special.  Good luck!

Enter To Win Set of 3 Old Factory Candles! Made In The U.S.A. - Ann Again and again Reviews

Each candle is 2 ounces of scented soy wax that will burn for about 20 hours.  The wicks are made of cotton, so no worries of metal burning in your wick.  (Have you seen that in some candles?  If not, look closer the next time you purchase a candle.  Some companies actually have a thin piece of metal in the wicks – burning metal in your house?! Crazy.  Old Factory is clean burning cotton wicks :-> )

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Enjoy Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates With Buy One Get One Free Code!

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I am so happy to share a delicious offer from Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies.  Buy 1 Get One Free of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s chocolates!  Perfect for the holiday season – or any time!  Find  your special savings code below.  Enjoy!

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Holiday Gift Giving Suggestion: SOL Republic Tracks Headphones

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I’ve never been a fan of ear buds and my youngest feels the same about putting things in her ears.  We’re enjoying a headset that is gentle on the ears and provides a clear, rich quality sound – SOL Republic Tracks.  With the holidays upon us one gift that is sure to make those that love to listen to music/podcasts, watch YouTube or concentrate at a Google+ Hangout giddy would be the gift of SOL Republic Tracks headphones.

Headphones By Sol Republic  - Tracks.  Superior sound. Perfect for the kid always on the go. Holiday Gift Giving Suggestion from Ann Again and again Reviews.

When you first place these headphones on you notice the pliable headband which is made of Flex Tech.  This material is bendable and feels soft on the head, a great feature for those that have sensory issues of things being too tight.  I found the sound to be clear with a smooth bass quality.

My youngest can actually concentrate better if she listens to music while studying, or writing a paper.  These SOL Republic Tracks headphones make it so she can plugin to the laptop and do her homework anytime.  We have a little house, and voices and laughter can carry, so it’s great that our family’s conversations won’t get in the way of homework getting done.

You can find SOL Republic Tracks headphones at Target, Walmart and Barnes & Noble.  To learn more about the features of SOL Republic Tracks headphones please visit their site through this link.

Happy Holidays from Ann at Ann Again and again Reviews!

 

Rdio – Streaming Music For Free With Great Tunes For Halloween!

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There is music playing in our house almost constantly.  When the season’s turn to holiday’s to celebrate we like to get in the spirit by playing tunes that add to the occasion.  Now, since Halloween is literally – right around the corner! – we’re listening to what ever clever, catchy or creepy tunes fit our mood.  With Rdio you can listen – for free – to as many genre’s of music as you like.  Check out the vibes they have for Halloween!

Halloween Rdio

Kids Halloween Station:

Halloween Party Station:

Halloween Spooky Sounds Station:

There’s more to choose from and I’m sure you’ll find tunes that will fit the mood of your party, be it a big extravaganza, or a small gathering (just you, candy and a viewing of “Night Of The Living Dead” ;-> )

No trial, subscription, or payment necessary, Rdio’s free stations feature 15x more music and a wide variety of station types, including artist- and genre-based stations, human-curated stations to fit any mood or activity, personalized stations tuned to you, and stations based on tastemakers, like Blake Shelton, Ellie Goulding, Rolling Stone, and Fox’s Red Band Society.  Check out Rdio’s free Halloween stations below, from Halloween party favorites and creepy sounds to a kid-friendly tunes.  Whether you are having a Halloween party, looking for the perfect soundtrack to wait for your trick or treaters, or simply want to be filled with the spirit of the occasion, there are plenty of options to consider, so check out some of Rdio’s free stations below!  Enjoy!

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(*Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  I was asked to share this information and I’m all for sharing information about music!)

Five Steps For Sticking To Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of year when people all over the world send Christmas and New Year cards, celebrate the holidays with family, and stuff themselves silly with yummy foods and desserts. But it’s also a time to reflect back on the past 12 months and all that’s happened. Some of these people will decide it’s time for a change, and use the New Year as motivation for creating new habits – in other words, they make New Year’s resolutions. But we all know that the success rate of change can be low. Maybe you’ve tried in the past to keep a resolution and it just never stuck, but you weren’t sure why. Try following these five steps for achieving your New Year’s resolution or any goal.

 

  • Be specific. If you aren’t specific with your goal, how will you know when you’ve reached it? For example, say you want to lose weight. That’s a great goal – but how much weight? If you lose a half pound, technically you’ve lost weight. But if you really want to lose 25 pounds, well, that takes a lot more effort!
  • Plan your steps. Now that you know exactly what you want to achieve, you need to make plans on how you’ll go about doing it. It’s not enough to say you’ll eat healthy. What does “eating healthy” mean? What about exercising? To say you’ll “exercise more” doesn’t give you a very strong roadmap to success. However, saying you will exercise three days a week for 30 minutes a day is more specific and helps you formulate a plan for attacking your goal with fervor. It gives you direction and helps you stay on track.
  • Make small changes. It’s much more difficult to go from not exercising at all to exercising six days a week – so start with small, manageable changes. For example, try making your initial goal to exercise twice a week for 30 minutes each. If that’s too much, that’s okay. Do less time. The point is to set a goal you know you can achieve. Then, once you’ve conquered that goal consistently for several weeks, you can add on to that goal. If your initial goal is too difficult, it’s likely you will become overwhelmed and give up altogether.
  • Stay accountable to someone. If you have a friend with similar goals, work on them together. Commit to calling each other once a week (or daily, if necessary) to check in on your progress. Choose someone you know will not have a problem calling you out if you don’t meet your goals that week. Knowing someone else is going to check in with you can be motivation in itself for not cheating. You can also state your goals publicly on a blog or social media. Telling others makes your goals – and your commitment to them – more real.
  • Keep a visual reminder nearby. Many of us are at desks all day long, or at least for some part of the day. Why not get creative and place glass prints with photos and/or inspirational sayings on your desk? If you’re not at a desk, put up a reminder wherever you frequently find yourself. Having the tangible reminder in front of you all day long will cement your goal in your mind and strengthen your determination to achieve it.

 

When you remember and put into practice these five steps, it’s much easier to achieve your New Year’s resolution and stick with it for longer than a few months. So get ready, get set, and go onward toward your goal! You can do it!

5 Steps For Sticking To Your New Years Resolution - Ann Again and again Reviews

Author Bio: Heather Hewitt is a seasoned writer and guest author who enjoys connecting people with thoughtful products, services and ideas as they relate to crafting, photography, gift giving and personal expression.

IfOnly – Your Opportunity For Extraordinary Experiences

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IfOnly.com - Extraordinary experiences with the world's top talents - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

IfOnly – a marketplace for extraordinary experiences with the world’s top talents.  IfOnly.com has curated gifts that are not only jaw-dropping, they are gifts of the heart and surely touch on the spirit of the season – * Joy * Sharing * Caring *.  IfOnly provides selections of gifts that range from Recipes of the Month from Michelin-starred chefs, meet-and-greet with bands like Imagine Dragons and Train, staying at the private lodge of golf legend Greg Norman while enjoying outdoor activities with him as well, to having a custom-made recreation of your home – made of gingerbread! – by IfOnly’s master baker.  With all of these gifts the celebrity host shares a portion of the proceeds to a non-profit of their choice.  An amazing experience and giving all in one!

IfOnly.com - Extraordinary experiences with the world's top talents - Ann Again and again Reviews

IfOnly.com members can learn how to make an incredible dish from a Michelin-starred chef, walk the red carpet with the stars of The Dallas Buyers Club at the Rome premier, or have their tennis swing analyzed by the same coach that took Andre Agassi to greatness, it’s all possible via IfOnly. This holiday they are featuring a Michelin–starred box of caramels for $100 – it’s a fantastic gift that can’t be found anywhere else!

IfOnly.com - Extraordinary experiences with the world's top talents - Ann Again and again Reviews

A portion of the proceeds from every sale on IfOnly is directed to a non-profit of the celebrity host’s choosing. IfOnly.com creates the opportunity for connection at every level, prices on IfOnly.com range from a digital badge for $1 that you share on your social media pages to show your support for a cause, to a golf getaway with a master of the game for $200,000 and everything in between.  Perusing the site is so much fun and makes for quite a holiday wish list!  Please visit IfOnly.com and see what’s in store.

Ultimate Dining Experience And Holiday Treat With Restaurant.com Gift Card

BUNDLE UP WITH RESTAURANT.COM’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

DELICIOUS IDEAS FOR EVERY BUDGET!

 Restaurant.com Holiday Gift Guide - Ann Again and again Reviews

At Restaurant.com, the nation’s largest dining deals site, we love surprising our diners with fun ways to save.  This holiday season, we’ve handpicked delicious dining experiences and gift ideas for every budget and compiled them into an exclusive Restaurant.com Holiday Gift Guide.  Simply pair any Restaurant.com Gift Card with one of these gift bundle ideas below for the ultimate dining experience and holiday treat:

 

1.      The Movie Buff: For the movie-quoting, obsessed friend, surprise them with two tickets to a movie on their must-see “Oscar” list and a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card. Enjoy a night of appetizers and plot-dissecting debates! Ready to splurge? Stop at the concession stand for some candy, drinks, and a jumbo popcorn to share! Create your own >

 

2.      The Workaholic: To help someone on your list find much needed tranquility, pair a $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card with soothing bath salts, lavender mist, and a face mask to create an affordable, at-home spa treatment. Ready to splurge? Add a spa gift card and make Dinner reservations for a nice, relaxing evening post-massage. Create your own >>

 

3.      The Wine Fanatic: Bring Napa Valley to every wine lover on your list! Pair their favorite wine with decadent cheeses, crackers, and of course chocolate. Then, cleanse their palate with some late night dessert and a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card. Ready to splurge? Instead of dessert, make it dinner and BYOB at thousands of Restaurants nearby! Create your own >>

 

4.      The Romantic: Add some romance into your holiday with a $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card, bouquet of roses, some irresistible chocolate covered strawberries, and a candlelit dinner for two. Ready to splurge? Pick up some bubbly on the way home for a classy touch. Create your own >>

 

5.      The Theatre Lover: Add some dramatic flair to the holidays with two tickets to their must-see show and end the evening with our $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card – perfect for dinner and dessert. Ready to splurge? Buy them a memento from the show and two drinks during intermission! Create your own >>

 

Sweepstakes Giveaway Details: http://thedish.restaurant.com/holiday-bundle-up-giveaway
Five (5) lucky Facebook fans will have a chance to win one of the gifts featured in our gift guide every Wednesday beginning November 20, 2013 and ending December 18, 2013

 

 

(*Disclosure:  I am sharing this opportunity as a member of USFamilyGuide.com)

 

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Holiday Cards and Craft Inspiration from Minted.com and Julep.com

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photo courtesy Minted.com

As with every holiday season I research crafty things to make to share with my loved ones and leave the photo card making to the pros. Minted.com is a wonderful facilitator in connecting designer with client by providing adorable, classic, whimsical designs and you, as the client, choose the design you want to help showcase your photo. And… the designer gets paid each time you choose their work. Lovely!

Holiday cards and craft inspiration from Minted.com and Julep.com - Ann Again and again Reviews
photo courtesy of Minted.com

Do you love quality paper stock? So do they! The color selections, the fonts, the overall designs are really terrific and it’s made choosing my families Holiday cards easy because the selections are all great! Minted.com is easy to navigate and includes a “live chat” if you need assistance. The prices are reasonable and… you are contributing to artists!

Now that I have the holiday photo card taken care of it’s time for me to get crafty. I have grown up in a creative family so looking for inspiration for something new can be frustrating. ‘Did my cousin make this last year?’ ‘I think my sister did something similar around Easter’. While looking for something special I’ve found the site Julip.com. This site features work by artists that share their creations with step-by-step instructions on how to re-create (or tweek if you like) something with your own hands to love, cherish, give or keep. What ever makes you happy. Recently I found two projects that I can’t wait to get started on. This paper pumpkin will be a sweet addition to our Thanksgiving centerpiece:

Holiday cards and craft inspiration from Minted.com and Julep.com - Ann Again and again Reviews
photo courtesy of Julep.com

There’s also beautiful images and instructions to make your own Typography Cookies. These look so cool! The fonts are beautiful and there’s so many ways to use these crafty cookies. Now that I’ve found Julip.com this season should produce some fun creations.

Visit Minted.com and Julep.com and let me know what you think :->

Enter To Win At The #NSXmas Home For The Holidays Event!

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Ann Again and again Reviews - #NSXmas Home For The Holidays Sweepstakes Event

Hello! And thank you for joining the #NSXmas Home For The Holidays Event!  Over 70 Bloggers are participating in this giveaway roundup and you have the chance to win some really terrific prizes! This fits the holiday spirit now doesn’t it? Along with my giveaway offering, you also have the chance to win prizes from 95 bloggers participating in this holiday event. Including your chance to enter to win a Memory Foam Mattress from Nature’s Sleep! – Hence #NSXmas, get it ;->

The delightful item that I’m providing to one lucky winner is the sweet plug-in warmer from Scentsy titled “Believe”.
Ann Again and again Reviews - #NSXmas Home For The Holidays Sweepstakes Event

Along with the Believe plug-in warmer the winner will also get to choose a Scentsy Bar that will fill the room with fragrance. If you aren’t familiar with Scentsy I would love to tell you all about it and how it works. If you are familiar, then you know the winner is in for a treat :->

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now for the major prize – a Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Mattress – max. value $4000!

Nature’s Sleep carries a variety of products to help you get a blissful night’s sleep from memory foam pillows to memory foam mattresses. You can wake up to a whole new you. Say goodnight to aches and pains while you sleep in sublime comfort and awake feeling refreshed.
Ann Again and again Reviews - #NSXmas Home For The Holidays Sweepstakes Event
One lucky continental US winner will be chosen to receive a memory foam mattress from Nature’s Sleep at a max value of $4000 by entering the code word from the blog they entered the sweepstakes on in the Giveaway Tools form below.

My code word is: Sleigh

Thanks for entering! Now see all of the great prizes all the other blogs are offering!

 

Blogger Sign-Up For 10 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

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Free sign up!  Also pay options

Beginning December 2nd, the 10 Days of Christmas Giveaway starts and concludes on Dec. 11th, 2013. New giveaway each day for 10 days! ($550 in prizes!)  Bloggers can participate, with either the free sign-up option or with the pay options – see below.

(If more sponsors are added no charges will be made to you, I will just ask if you want to participate on that specific giveaway.)

To get your free link you must post the promotion announcement (Co-hosts are not required if you are co-hosting the 10 giveaways).  You will have the option to select which giveaways you want to be part of.

Free link

Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.  Get your promotion announcement here.

Here are the pay options:

*Co-host all 10 giveaways = $15.  (You are saving $35)

Include:  2 co-host pages, up to 10 links on the RC (no google links)

*Co-host personally chosen giveaways = $5.00 each (if you don’t want to co-host all the giveaways).  For example, you want to co-host only a few giveaways and get free links for the other giveaways.

*Co-host page = $3.00 (Co-host page – only to get more traffic to your blog and will help with your numbers, no links are included but you still have the option to get a free link with announcement.)

*Extra Links = .50¢ each (up to 4 links) for any giveaway you want your links to be in.

 

 
Please send payment through PayPal as “Gift” to melisurveys1978@gmail.com
 

Quick And Easy Halloween Ideas!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

Say your daughter plans months in advance for her Halloween costume but gives you a couple of hours to prepare for a party she’s planned … without telling you about it?! I’m happy that my girls like Halloween, I would just like to have a bit more time to prepare for a lively group of children converging on my home. (Maybe it’s better this way though ;-> ) So, while I run to the store for food to feed the little Spooks and Ghouls I tell my daughter to use items we have at home and come up with quick and easy Halloween ideas and games. I came home to find Pumpkin Bowling:

Cottonelle Bowling PicMonkey Collage

  • Pins made from Cottonelle Triple Roll tissue
  • Imitation pumpkin from craft store serves as the bowling ball
  • Objective: Stack Cottonelle 3 rolls high. Two tries to knock down “pins”. One point for every roll knocked down.

I thought I’d add to our decorations and create Candle Mummies:

Cottonelle Mummy PicMonkey Collage

  • Take Cottonelle Triple Roll Tissue and wrap around flameless candles.
  • Add little googly eyes for a sweet effect

The girls had an idea to give our windows a bit more of an attitude for Halloween – eyes made with tissue help with the attitude!

Cottonelle Triple Roll - Halloween decorating ideas at Ann Again and again Reviews
Our dog Benny is ready to Trick-or-Treat

These quick, easy decorations will help make the girls party more festive! Have you had your child spring a party on you? How did you prepare for your soiree on the fly? Any tips and tricks you care to share are greatly appreciated.

Here’s a good deal for all of you Target shoppers – pick-up a package of Cottonelle 12-roll or larger at your local Target and get a FREE box of Kleenex – click this link for your printable coupon! (*while supplies last*)

Quick and Easy Last Minute Halloween Ideas using Cottonelle - Ann Again and again Reviews

(*Disclosure: As stated above I am participating in a campaign through Pollinate Media Group. I purchased the Cottonelle 12-Roll pack at Target as part of this campaign. My opinions are my own.)

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

When it comes to sending cards for the holidays my husband is a champ.  In years past he took it upon himself to find just the right designs with just the right sentiment.  But with each year our holiday season would get busier (both of our children have December birthdays) and his job would require more hours which made finding time to devote to Christmas cards difficult.  So the task would fall to me… and it just wasn’t my favorite thing to do.  Then, I found a way to make it quick, easy and fun.  I found Shutterfly.com

Last year was the first time I used the card making services of Shutterfly and I just loved it.  They have a wonderful selection of designs and I found that the holiday photo cards were a wonderful way to catch-up with our family and friends.  The photo Christmas card paper was high quality and the images turned out perfectly.  My husband was impressed!  Yeah for me!

Something I also found much delight in was Shutterfly’s invitation selection.   I was able to get the cutest birthday invitations for my girls parties.

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to create a holiday memory for your family and friends I encourage you to check out the fun and sophisticated designs at Shutterfly.com.

(*I was given the opportunity to receive cards in exchange for my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own *)