Amazon $50 Gift Card Giveaway, 3 Winners!


I love shopping Amazon, I often find great deals on household items, cleaners, even paper products. It’s nice to shop online and not have to deal with crowded stores, and long check out lines, yet still score some great deals. Did you know that Amazon has coupons? Clicking a coupon is easy, and a great way to gain even more savings while shopping Amazon!

Want to try it for free? Three Five Dollar Shake readers will win a $50 Amazon gift card to shop with. You must have a valid email address to enter, and be 18+ to win. Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post sharing how often you shop online. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on May 7th.

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Trailer Park Tuesday #TheRover


A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.

Directer: David Michôd

Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Susan Prior, Gillian Jones, Anthony Hayes, and David Field Genre.

In theaters: June 13, 2014.

This looks really good. I hope to catch this one on the big screen. How about you? Will you be seeing The Rover?

Muay Thai training in Thailand for you

If you want to experience something completely different on your trip in Thailand, we suggest you join a Muay Thai training camp. There is a good reason why Muay Thai is getting so popular around the globe and why so many people travel to Thailand for only one reason – training Muay Thai.

Although this martial art is practiced for centuries in Thailand, it became popular in the rest of the world in the past 2-3 decades. With the growing popularity of Thailand as a tourist destination a lot of people found out some great things from Thailand and Muay Thai was surely one of them.

There are a lot of gyms in the USA and Europe that are offering some types of workouts combined with Muay Thai training elements. One of the main reasons for this situation is the benefits that Muay Thai training brings with it. It is a very active combat sport that involves all body parts and all muscle groups. That’s why Muay Thai is attractive not only for those who are looking to learn a new combat sport and those who learn some self-defense technique, it is equally attractive for those who are looking for a way for physical activity that can help them sculpt their bodies and lose weight in a short time.

If you want to truly understand what Muay Thai means you should join a camp in Thailand. In this way you will be completely sure that you are practicing this sport in its original traditional form with the help of the professional Thai trainers.

Suwit Muay Thai is the most famous Muay Thai camp on Phuket Island. With over two decades of existence and continuing development of its facilities, this camp can guarantee you the ultimate Muay Thai experience. Starting from the high quality gear necessary for proper Muay Thai training and ending with the great accommodation (fan and air-conditioned rooms), Suwit Muay Thai camp is here to provide best service when it comes to Muay Thai training. You can find a lot of professional as well as amateur students here, all guided by professional trainers with years of experience in this field. Suwit Muay Thai training camp is also offering the best prices for the top quality training that provides!

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Pro Naturals Hair Repair System Review

All natural and free of harmful silicone and sulfates, Pro Naturals Hair Repair System features a luxurious line of products made with only the finest of natural high quality ingredients including 100% Pure Moroccan Oil, one of the rarest oils in the world.

The system includes:
1 Bottle Pro Naturals Hair Shampoo.
1 Bottle Pro Naturals Hair Conditioner.
1 Pro Naturals Hair Mask.
1 Pro Naturals Argan Hair Oil.


I received the above Pro Naturals Hair Repair System to review here on my blog. The products work very well together. The shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair feeling extra soft, and with a really nice scent that lasts throughout the day. I was skeptical to use the Argan Hair Oil, even though I dye my hair and use styling products on daily bases, my hair is fine, and not dry at all, but much to my surprise the oil added a very light gloss to my hair that I just love.

I let my daughter use the Pro Naturals Hair Mask and she is loving it. Already asking when I’ll be sending more… which says a lot for her. She tends to be picky about her hair products.

The price is pretty far out of our budget at $159.99, but if it’s within yours, I’d say the Pro Naturals Hair Repair System is worth a good recommendation.

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Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale #BookstockMI

Bookstock’s back at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place, offering incredible deals on used books and media. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit.


As much as I love movies, I also enjoy reading. It’s something I share with my entire family. Sometimes, there is just nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book, and getting lost in then story. Yet, books don’t also come cheap. So, I’m super excited to share about Bookstock! A local event to help families enjoy books, and other media at awesome bargain prices.

Bookstock is an annual, non-profit used book and media sale. It is a highly visible event with thousands of shoppers. All merchandise sold comes from donations and all workers and organizers are volunteers. Proceeds from the sale, after deducting expenses, are donated to non-profit organizations. Merchandise remaining after the sale is donated to area non-profit organizations and schools.

Thousands of Pre-sorted books and merchandise!

  • Current fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • Books on tape
  • Children’s books
  • Cookbooks
  • CD’s
  • DVD’s

Bookstock takes place April 27-May 4, 2014 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan.
On Sunday, April 27, 8:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m., there is a Pre-Sale for which there is a $20 entrance fee. After that, admission is free.
Hours are 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on both Sundays.

Bookstock benefits the entire community by recycling gently used books and media and then offering them for sale at value prices. Most books and media range in price from $1-$4, although there are “special selections” (more valuable books) at various price points.

In 12 years, Bookstock has donated just shy of $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations in Detroit and the metro area, including those comprising its coalition. Additionally, Bookstock donates large quantities of unsold books to other non-profit organizations and schools. For example, the Salvation Army receives the bulk of the remaining books and media. Bookstock also underwrites a scholarship at the Wayne State University School of Library Science and supports the Bookstock Fund, a literacy fund that provides micro-grants to enhance literacy and learning in Detroit and the metro area.


  • Bookstock’s Monday Madness, Monday, April 28, all day: Each purchaser receives an envelope with varying prizes. Prizes are randomly varied in each envelope but a single envelope could include gift cards, coupons and/or a giveaway.
  • Teacher Appreciation Night, Tuesday, April 29, 3:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Teachers with valid i.d.’s receive a 50% discount.
  • Bookstock B.E.S.T. Award, Tuesday, April 29, 5:00 p.m.: The B.E.S.T. Award is given to the winners of a contest open to fourth grade students in the Detroit Public Schools based on submission of a one page essay about their favorite books. Five students, their teachers, and their schools all receive monetary awards.
  • Booksbuster Sale, Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: For every three items purchased, a fourth one may be gotten for free (it must be the least expensive of the four chosen).
  • Half-Price Sale, Sunday, May 4, all day: All books and media are half price.

This is an incredible event for the entire community!

For more information about Bookstook, call the Bookstock hotline (248) 645-7840, ext. 365 or visit You can also follow along on Facebook. Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road east of I-275 in Livonia.

I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

Starbucks Spring Blend Review @Starbucks @ModernMom #starbucks


I recently received the above gift package from Starbucks to review. As I sat down to write this blog post, I started thinking about spring, and what it means to me. To me, it means fresh new beginnings. The feeling of sunshine, the smell of flowers, and the anticipation of fun summer plans. The past few mornings have been wonderful here in Michigan. After a long cold, snowy winter – it feels great to sit near a window and feel the sun come through while I catch up on some work.


Of course the goodies from Starbucks definitely add some deliciousness to this experience!

Starbucks Spring Blend 2014 is one of our favorites around here. The aroma is heaven as it brews. Not as bitter or dark as other blended options, the juicy notes and medium body are a great pick me up as the day begins. A fresh beginning, just like spring.

I’ve had one family member say she enjoys this blend so much, she wishes it was available year round. But, it’s not, so just like the fun summer plans that we make each year, it gives us something to look forward to.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions and photos used are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced to write favorable review. This blog post contains no affiliate links.