Share Your Favorite Coffee Mug-Win Free McCafé For A Year

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


Do you love coffee? I love coffee. It is one of the few things that keeps me sane on days like today. It is the day before Christmas Eve and I have a ton of stuff to do. I have to clean the house for our party, shop for our party, finish Christmas shopping, wrap presents, and I am sure there are things I have to do that I am completely forgetting. Which means I will have to make a mad dash to the store tomorrow. Christmas Eve. Ugh.

Have you ever been shopping on Christmas Eve? There are people there. People in the same shape you are in. You are tired, cranky, and without your coffee. So you decide to pull into McDonalds to get your coffee fix. Guess what? Those people are in the same shape you are in and suddenly it is not the most wonderful time of the year. It is ” If you bump into me one more time I will cut you” time of the year. Yeah, I went there.

So this year I got smart and picked up my McCafé coffee at my local Acme Market. First, can I just say how amazing it is to have my McCafé coffee right in my home? I just pop a k-cup in my brewer and brew that liquid gold that keeps me from going on a mass murdering spree. No, not really. I hate to kill a fly but rude people make me mad. If I haven’t had my coffee I get pretty cranky. My girls will tell you that they don’t even try to talk to me until I am at least halfway through my first cup.


McCafé comes in ground or whole beans and k-cup packs. So your brewing needs are pretty much covered. They also have decaf for you people that like, as my dad says, unleaded. Not only do they have your coffee goodness covered but you can win McCafé for a year. How awesome is that? That is 24 bags of glorious, rich coffee for free. I don’t know about you but that sounds pretty downright amazing to me. I spend A LOT of money on coffee and getting it for free would be super awesome!

It is really, really easy to win!

First things first. You have to pick your local store chain:

  1. Albertsons
  2. Acme Markets
  3. Jewel-Osco
  4. Shaws or Star Market

Then submit a pic of your favorite mug by computer, smartphone, Instagram, or Facebook.

Don’t forget to caption it with something cute and make it stand out! Creativity wins the coffee! Also, it is not a one chance sweeps. Nope, you have chance to win everyday until January 5th 2015.

Here is my favorite mug:


It holds a lot of coffee and keeps me going all day!

Good luck with winning that coffee and Happy Holidays!

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

Netflix Gift Cards Make The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Looking for a stocking stuffer that will fit almost anyone? Look no further than Netflix! They have gift cards that are available at a lot of retailers including:

  • Target
  • Kroger
  • Gamestop
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • Safeway
  • Staples

This is perfect for anyone that has a Netflix account and even people that don’t have one! The gift cards can be a great way to introduce a special person to Netflix. They can start a new account with the card and still get the free month trial. The gift card balance won’t deduct until the second month. How cool is that? If they have an existing account they can use the card toward their monthly balance. It would be pretty awesome not having to pay for Netflix for 3 months!



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Why The Canon Rebel T5i Is On My Wishlist This Season #HintingSeason #CanonAtBestBuy

I remember the day my Mom gave me my Canon Rebel T3i. I had been wanting a camera for the blog and as a single Mom I wasn’t going to get one anytime soon. Also, contrary to what everyone may believe, us bloggers can’t get everything for review. My Mom is a photographer and has several Canons. So it wasn’t a surprise it was on my wish list. She surprised me one day and I was so happy I cried. I have loved that camera so much these last couple of years but I am ready to move on. The cameras out now have so many more features. So I have decided to ask for the Canon Rebel T5i. You know, just in case Santa is listening!



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Staycations For The Holidays – #HappierHolidaysSweeps

I was asked to participate in the #HappierHolidaysSweeps, sponsored by Country Inns & Suites. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

The holidays are stressful and sometimes I just want to run away. Far, far, far away. Like maybe the North Pole. My Mom does an amazing job decorating our house and honestly I always seem happier during the holidays. Over excited is more like it. However, when stuff is not done or it starts being more of a chore than fun I want to go away. Also, we live in the least Christmas state ever. Maryland. There is never anything Christmassy going on in our town. My solution? A staycation. It is a great way to spend time with the family and get away, even if it is for a night.

A perfect place to stay during a staycation? Country Inns & Suites by Carlson. You can rest assure they will make your stay so comfortable you will still think you are at home. Except you won’t need to do chores or be stressed. Sounds like a win-win for me!

If you want to get away from everything and go to some place like the north pole keep reading because Country Inns and Suites has a holiday sweeps that will whisk you away in no time!

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Give The Gift Of Beautiful Skin This Holiday Season

Who doesn’t want beautiful skin? That kissed by the dew, rosy color of health that just seems to make you naturally gorgeous. I know a lot of us strive for that but it seems like only a few truly achieve. My Mom taught me from a very young age that skin care is important. Cleanse your face and moisturize every night and every morning. Simple enough, yes? Well I have found that it is simple but the process can be made even better thanks to the Soniclear Cleansing System for your body and face.

I received a Soniclear Cleansing System for review to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own.


The first thing that struck me about the Micheal Todd Soniclear was the fact the brushes were microbial contamination free. For those that don’t know what that means, it just means you won’t get germies when you clean your face. I have always been leery of cleansing brushes because I was worried about all the little flecks of dead skin, makeup, etc that got left in the brush. It made me cringe and not want to use one but this one cleans itself. How cool is that?

It is also perfect for sensitive skin, which is great for me. I have to be very careful what I use because I can break out very easily and my skin can get blotchy and irritated. I even have to use special makeup brushes. The face brush is extra soft and very comfortable on your face. The body brush is a little firmer but does an amazing job whisking away dead skin and leaving it smooth.

It has a wonderful grip and even if your hands are wet you won’t drop it accidentally. It is also cordless, another huge plus. When you use it on your face it will shut off in 1 minute. That is how you know your face is clean. The body brush cuts off at 3 minutes. Also, the charge on it lasts a few days. Here is the most amazing part about charging, All you do is drop it into the charging dock, that is it.

The Soniclear retails for $150.00 but they are having an extended cyber Monday sale and right now you can get it for $90.00. That is 40% off and a wonderful deal!

When you order you will receive:

  • 1 Soniclear Device
  • 1 Facial Brush Head with Cover
  • 1 Body Brush Head with Cover
  • 1 Charging Stand
  • 1 Charging Cord

I would suggest using a really good cleanser with it. Michael Todd has a great one or you can use your favorite.



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