Give Teens What They Really Want This Year- a Cell Phone!

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

The year that Justin and I met, I was a freshman in high school. Back then, cell phones were pretty mainstream but not everyone had one- and certainly not every fifteen year old. Every day after school, I would rush to my computer to chat with Justin on MSN Messenger {or AIM, sometimes- this was 2004 after all} into the wee hours of the night, but then every day at school having to spend 8 hours disconnected was torture. {Did I already mention that I was a lovesick fifteen year old girl?}

So that year for Christmas, I begged my mom for a cell phone. When we were all done unwrapping presents, our tree suddenly started ringing. I was obviously confused, but finally I figured out that my mom was calling me on my very own phone!


If you have a teen {or anyone, really} in your life who would love a phone this Christmas, you have to check out the plans available from T-Mobile at Walmart. Not only do they offer really affordable plans {like $50 for unlimited talk, text, and data}, they offer unlimited music streaming on most of the devices through their plans! What more could a teen want? In fact, we’re adding my 18 year old brother to our family line!

We have T-Mobile service and our coverage is amazing. We have very fast internet speeds and we don’t pay very much at all for our plan. Of course, data speeds and coverage will vary by location but we have been very happy with T-Mobile so far!


Buy It: To learn more about the phones and plans available from T-Mobile at Walmart, be sure to check out Walmart’s website or head to a Walmart near you!

Win It: You can enter to win 1 of 5 $50 Walmart gift cards at the link below. Good luck!

T-Mobile Holiday

When did you get your first cell phone?

Get Great Savings on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I’ve always loved taking photos. Long before I was a blogger, and even before I had kids, I would spend hours taking and editing shots of the most random things. I have pictures from elementary school of my stuffed animals all lined up in a row that I took on an old disposable camera. In high school, I used my first digital camera {a point & shoot} to capture selfies while deep in concentration {as teens are known to do}. Now as a mom and blogger, I use a heavy duty DSLR to capture everything from cookies to crafts to, of course, my kids.

Canon Rebel

As my subject matter has grown up, my camera has, too- from the disposable camera with the wind-up flash to the point and shoot to the primative cell phone camera to the real deal. If you have someone in your life who has been wanting a “grown up camera”, be sure to check out this amazing deal going on at Best Buy just in time for the holidays!

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

-Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
-Continuous autofocus while taking HD video

-Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.

-The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20


Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting a Canon Twitter Party on Thursday December 18th at 7pm CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes! Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.

Who do you know that would love the Canon EOS Rebel T5i?


Get Sweet Rewards from DD Perks from Dunkin’ Donuts

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dunkin’ Brands. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Since we had Zachary, Shane has had to share the spotlight. We try to give him as much individual attention as we can, but between having a baby and him being in school, it’s not always easy to fit time in. I help him with his homework and he gets to go with Daddy every Saturday to go get breakfast. Every weekend when I take Zac to his baby class, Justin takes Shane to Dunkin’ Donuts- it’s become a tradition that we all look forward to all week!

Mother's Day 2014 #shop #cbias #SayCheeseburger

I even got Dunkin’ Donuts as part of my Mother’s Day present this year!

Since we are there so much, I was really excited to hear about their loyalty program! DD Perks rewards you for your purchases by giving you points that are redeemable for free Dunkin’ Donuts beverages! You earn five points for every dollar you spend whenever you pay using an enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts card, whether you’re using a plastic card or the Dunkin’ Mobile App {which, by the way, is super easy to use}. Once you get 200 points, you receive a coupon for a beverage of your choice- it’s that easy!


Not only do you earn free beverage perks, but sometimes Dunkin’ Donuts adds surprises to DD Perks accounts. When DD Perks surpassed one million members in June, they deposited 100 bonus points into every existing account and offered 100 bonus points to new members for a week!


As you can see, the DD Perks card is always a great deal- but if you sign up today you’ll get an extra bonus! Use code BLOG at sign up to get a $5 bonus put onto your card but hurry, this code expires tonight!

What’s your favorite kind of donut?

5 Tips for Healthy, Hydrated Skin

Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

I have always had skin issues. Living in the desert, I fight dry skin constantly. I also have eczema, so it’s even more important that I keep my skin hydrated and healthy. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for making sure my skin is healthy. Below are my top 5 tips to deeply nourish dry skin.

5 Tips for Healthy Skin

1. Drink enough water. If you’re dehydrated, your skin is more likely to be dehydrated as well.

2. Eat a healthy diet. Make sure you’re getting enough vitamins and healthy fats.

3. Use warm {not hot} water in the shower. Hot water removes natural oils from your skin, drying you out faster.

4. Pat your skin dry. Don’t rub your skin dry with a towel- it removes too much moisture and can cause flaking.

5. Moisturize. Use a great moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower, like Vaseline® Intensive Care™ moisturizing lotion.


Getting truly healthy skin starts with deep healing moisture. It’s not something you get by masking problems or through quick fixes. That’s why the healing power of Vaseline® Intensive Care™ moisturizing lotion is designed to go beyond basic moisturizing to help heal dry skin, leaving it looking healthy and radiant.


This month, Walgreens has great deals on Vaseline® Intensive Care™ products. When you buy any 2 Vaseline® Intensive Care™ lotions during August you will receive 2,000 Balance Rewards points- and when you buy 1 Vaseline® Intensive Care™ product you get the second one at 50% off.


Plus, if you visit Walgreens on August 23rd from 10am-5pm you can pick up an exclusive in-store $1 off coupon and get expert advice from a Beauty Advisor. Just make sure to get there early- they only have a limited number of coupons at each store.

Walgreens always has Vaseline® Intensive Care™ at an everyday value of $7.49 per bottle, but by combining these great deals on 8/23, you can get two bottles for just $8.23! Here’s how it works:

During August, there’s a buy 2, get 2,000 Balance Reward points special.

From 8/17-8/23, you can buy 1 and get 1 for 50% off.

Then at the Vaseline® Saturdate, pick up a $1 off coupon.

Combine all three of them for one really great deal!

Win It: One lucky reader will win a $50 Walgreens gift card to help you stock up on your favorite Vaseline products! Just enter using the simple form below. Good luck!

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Truffle Trifecta is Here! Get Ben & Jerry’s at a Great Value

Sponsored post by Lunchbox all opinions are my own.

Who doesn’t love ice cream? I am not particularly picky when it comes to ice cream, but I do have some favorites. Ben & Jerry’s is one of those favorites because their flavors always include some yummy add-ins! I always feel like I’m cheating because I get to have ice cream and brownies, cookies, or candy.

Ben & Jerry's Truffle Trifecta

I just discovered a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor at my local Walgreens- Truffle Trifecta! It’s chocolate ice cream with marshmallow, fudge, and caramel truffles. The boys and I all loved it- it didn’t last long around here!

Shane eating Ben & Jerry's

Walgreens is giving ice cream lovers a reason to rejoice with their exclusive Ben & Jerry’s flavor Truffle Trifecta! Truffle Trifecta is only available at Walgreens, so get this mouth-watering flavor along with all your other Ben & Jerry’s favorites this summer at your local store.

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Buy It: Grab Ben & Jerry’s Truffle Trifecta, Only at Walgreens! Right now, you can buy 2 Pints of Ben & Jerry’s at Walgreens for $6 with your Balance Rewards Card (8/10/14-8/16/14). Hurry, this offer only lasts for one week!

Win It: One lucky reader will win a $50 Walgreens gift card to go and get this exclusive Ben & Jerry’s flavor! Just enter using the simple form, below. Good luck!

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