Capture Life’s Memories, Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i @ Best Buy! #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Capturing memories of our life together, with our children and grandchildren, is a way of life for our family. It’s not just for those special occasions. Life moves fast, and children grow up quick. There’s just no time to be playing around with a cell phone, and leaving the quality of our photos to chance.

This year I have one word for Santa – Canon!

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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.

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  •   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.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift, you can’t go wrong with Cannon.

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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.

Holiday shopping @ Twelve Oaks Mall & A $100 Gift Card Giveaway #TwelveOaksHoliday

I recently took my daughters to Twelve Oaks Mall for an afternoon of holiday shopping. Having so many stores to choose from we were able to cross off almost every gift on our shopping list. Even those hard to shop for friends. And, with so many great sale prices, we were also able to purchase a few things for ourselves. Like new outfits for Christmas day.

I was able to score a great deal on a new holiday look for myself and one for my teenage daughter at JCPenny, leaving us enough money for a little fun and indulgence shopping before heading home.

Toys, clothes, local flare, even tickets to see Wicked at the Detroit Opera House – if it’s on your list, you can buy it at Twelve Oaks Mall!

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Hurry, and experience the wonder Twelve Oaks has to offer this holiday season, including the famous Frozen display! A must for any Frozen fan this year.

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Twelve Oaks is a major regional shopping center located in Novi, Michigan featuring nearly 200 distinctive specialty stores and restaurants. Taubman is the owner, manager and/or leaser of regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman centers like Twelve Oaks make holiday shopping fun and easy for the whole family!

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $100.00 gift card redeemable at any of the Taubman centers nationwide! Please check their list of locations before entering.

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on January 2, 2015. Winner must be 18+ and live within driving distance of a Taubman shopping center.

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FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All photos used and opinions are still honest and my own.

Trailer Park Tuesday, Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out #InsideOut

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Inside out opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015!

Oh, this looks really good. We’re big Disney and Disney/Pixar fans in our house. I’m sure we’ll be seeing this one in theaters.

How about you? Are you a Disney/Pixar fan? What are your thoughts on the Inside Out trailer?

Stay up to date on this release on like Pixar’s Inside Out on Facebook!

Poinsettia Lane Collection from ProFlowers

Did you know that more than 40% of people prefer to decorate with live flowers and plants for the holidays? I’ve found that having them in our living room not only adds a festive look, but gives the room a nice warm feel, and scent. Puts me a in a good mood every time!

Whether you’re planning to decorate your own home, or give them as a gift, ProFlowers has a beautiful Christmas Collection this year, and they even offer same day delivery for those last minute shoppers.

Making ProFlowers a great addition to the 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

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A few reasons to use ProFlowers:

  • ProFlowers offers more than 200 fresh cut flower bouquets and potted plants.
  • ProFlowers has delivered more than 50 million bouquets since inception, Valentine’s Day 1998.
  • All bouquets are backed by a 7-day freshness guarantee and world-class customer service.
  • ProFlowers sends an email confirmation, shipment and delivery notice after an order is placed so customers always know their order status.
  • In 2013, ProFlowers received the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates Online Flower Retailer Satisfaction Report(SM).
  • Each year, ProFlowers supports more than 400 charities and charitable events every year with flower and cash donations.

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ProFlowers recently sent my family two pieces from the Poinsettia Lane Collection to review. Both pieces are stunning. My photos do not do them justice at all! They are full of life, vibrant colors, and they both fill the room with a nice holiday scent. They really make our decorations come alive!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All photos used and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Shopped for Christmas gifts online. Free shipping is the bomb!

2. Watched the season finale of Gracepoint, and found it very anticlimactic when the killer was my very first guess.

3. Enjoyed an evening of dinner, and board games with my parents.

4. Had to turn my head while my grandbaby had her ears pierced.

5. Spent an afternoon at the mall, shopping for myself.

6. Watched Wedding Crashers for what could be the millionth time, and still laughed out loud.

7. Woke up and felt wide awake at 5am on a Sunday. And was not happy about it.

Take control of your curls with the InStyler Tulip Auto Curler #Instyler #RSVPInStyler

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I recently received the above three stylers from Vocalpoint to consider reviewing here on my blog. Having two daughters in the house, this was one review I had no trouble finding help with.

Instyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron
With the MAX, you can create straight and sleek styles or add incredible body and volume. Wrap your hair around the rotating barrel and you can achieve beautiful soft curls or perfect beachy waves.

Ionic Styler Pro
Amazing styling power of ceramic heat combined with frizz-fighting ionic molecules to transform dull, frizzy, lifeless hair into healthy-looking, shiny hair full of bounce and body!

Tulip Auto Curler
Curling your hair has never been so fast and easy. With the tap of a button, you can have perfect curls and waves every time. With the unique open barrel design of the TULIP, your hair is visible and exposed at all times, preventing hair from getting tangled in the unit.

My teenage daughter with mid-length hair likes the Instyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron and has been using it almost daily to add volume and control to her style. My older daughter with longer hair is in-love with the Tulip Auto Curler. With a new baby at home, it’s not something she has time to use everyday, but when recently getting ready for a holiday party – the results were just beautiful!

See for yourself…

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I think we have a winner! The Tulip Auto Curler can be a bit tricky to handle at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s an easy and fabulous styling tool.

A few notes from the package:

  • Open ceramic barrel designed with anti-tangle technology
  • Safety guard for burn-free styling
  • 2-way rotation with 3 rotation settings to curl left, curl right or alternate
  • 3 heat settings range from 350 to 430 degrees to accommodate all hair types
  • 3 timer settings to achieve a variety of looks – beachy waves, soft curls and tight striking curls

I would recommend any of the three above stylers to someone who enjoys styling hair. Each make for a great gift! They are a lot of fun, and seem to be made very well. Most important – they show great results.

Discount code!

Visit RSVPInStyler.com and use code SAVE30 for the 30% discount on the line of InStyler tools!

Learn more on the InStyler website or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All photos used and opinions expressed are my own and honest.

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants @ Meijer

The holidays are such a busy time. The shopping lists and the to-do lists seem to go over for miles. Let’s not forget the parties. I know our calender is pretty much full of events now, through the new year. We all like to look nice while celebrating with family and friends during the holiday season. The one thing we don’t have time to think about is our deodorant failing. That can sure ruin a good outfit. Meijer recently sent my family the below pack of new Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants to review here on Five Dollar Shake.

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Having three women and two men in the house, all five of these sprays have been put to the test!

Dove Dry Spray
Being a fan of Dove products, I was eager to try this one out myself. I should point out that I have never been a fan of spray deodorant in the past. The Dove spray goes on cold, but feels dry. It has a very nice scent, and it kept me feeling clean and dry- for just over half my day. Sadly, it just didn’t give me the protection I need to last from morning to night.

Degree MotionSense Dry Spray
My daughter and I both tried this one. We both agree that this spray went on wet, and stayed wet for too long. The scent (fresh energy) was also a bit strong in our opinion. I think we both used it twice, and decided it’s just not for us. Having a desk job, I don’t feel I was able to put this product to a real test. This spray might be better suited for an athlete.


Men Degreee Motionsense Dry Spray, Dove Men + Care Dry Spray, AXE White Label Dry Spray

Even though I believe both men used all three of these, I was given a pretty general review on them. They all three work. Though the Degreee Motionsense Dry Spray did not offer as much protection as the other two. I was also told that the AXE White Label Dry Spray has a great scent, but it was bit over powering at times. Clearly Dove Men + Care Dry Spray is the winner here!

Learn more about these innovative new anti-perspirant sprays at www.Meijer.com/dryspray and shop for new Dove, Degree, and Axe® Dry Sprays in the deodorant and antiperspirant aisle at your local Meijer store.

FTC Disclosure: Free products and compensation was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest.

Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack Giveaway #PaddingtonMovie

A few weeks ago I shared the official Paddington movie trailer and a few Paddington themed coloring and activities sheets with my readers. Today I have a new fun Paddington movie poster,Brownie Brittle recipe links and a great giveaway to share!

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From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter
Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman.

Paddington arrives in theaters January 16!

Paddington Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle has become everyone’s favorite snack. The award-winning product has received praise from Fitness Magazine and WeightWatchers.com because it’s a rich and indulgent snack at only 120 calories/ounce. To help with packing those lunches and portion control, Brownie Brittle has created a package of 6 of their 1-ounce snack bags. No guess work!

The limited-edition Paddington box comes with the story of the brand’s support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and the oh-so-cute Paddington Bear to celebrate The Weinstein Company’s new film hitting theaters this January! Available for purchase here . Visit http://shop.browniebrittle.com and be sure to visit Brownie Brittle on Facebook !

Want to make delicious desserts with your favorite treat? Check out Brownie Brittle’s Paddington’s favorite recipes and Holiday recipes.

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack, courtesy of The Weinstein Company and Brownie Brittle. Prize pack includes Brownie Brittle (1 box, 6 individual 1oz bags) and a $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters!

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Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on January 6th. Winner must be 18+. Open to US mailing addresses only. No PO boxes please.

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FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.