High Fashion Sunglasses @ Meijer without the high price #MeijerStyle

When I think of Meijer, I typically think of grocery shopping and household products. I had no idea that Meijer employs an entire style squad of fashion advisers, and trend spotters. Sounds expensive, but it’s not. The Meijer fashion squad works hard to bring all of the top trends and accessories to each store at affordable prices. Like these sunglasses!


Seriously … sunglasses are THE total must-have accessory this summer! These girls know what’s up! Whether it’s over-sized, cute and colorful, or sleek, you’ll discover your style at Mejier.


HURRY for a limited time you can save 20% on the already low cost of any sunglasses at Meijer with Mperks!

Mperks are quick and easy to use. Just sign up if you haven’t already, search and click on the coupons, and then simply enter your phone number at the check-out to save. No printing or card to swipe. Like I said – quick and easy!


Enjoy all of the latest fashion and fashion tips from the Meijer Style squad at MeijerStyle.com!

FTC Disclosure: All photos and opinions are honest and my own. All sunglasses photoed are courtesy of Meijer.

Ausanil #MoreThanMyMigraineSweeps Enter to Win One of 10 $50 Gift Cards from @Ausanil!

I happen to be one of the millions of people that suffer from an occasional Migraine. Thankfully, this happens to me only once or twice a year. Unlike the couple of friends that I have who deal with migraines regularly – my heart just goes out to them. Too often, those around the one suffering just don’t understand the severity of a full blown migraine. The unbearable pain, that often disrupts their entire lives.

If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone! Ausanil is working to break through the stigma that surrounds migraines! Regardless of the moments in life you might have to miss due to migraines, it’s time to celebrate the help that is available. The help that is going to get you back on your feet and living your life.

For those unfortunate to experience migraines, I know that you are more than your migraine. And so does Ausanil! That’s why they’ve launched the More Than My Migraine Sweepstakes. Now through July 17, 4:00 pm EST, @Ausanil followers can tweet to enter by using the hashtag #MoreThanMyMigraineSweeps and finishing the sentence: “I am more than my migraine, I am ______” .

Upon validating entries, 10 winners will be chosen at random to each receive a $50 pre-paid VISA gift card. If you do not have a Twitter account you can email your entry to morethanmymigraine@ausanil.com .

For more information and official rules of the More Than My Migraine Sweepstakes, please click here.

Be sure to like Ausanil on Facebook, too!

This post is sponsored by the maker of Ausanil® severe headache and migraine nasal spray. I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are still honest and my own.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven (or eight this week) days.


1. Hosted a baby shower for my daughter and her husband.
2. Enjoyed dinner and playing cards with my parents.
3. Took our granddaughter and our dog for a long walk.
4. Had to take my new (used) car in for transmission work.
5. Watched most of season two of Orange Is The New Black, and felt disappointed.
6. Sold an item in a local Facebook group.
7. Took our daughter to the hospital for the last of her testing. Hoping to have some real answers for her seizures soon.

The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall, Review & Giveaway

Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight.

New from award-winning author and illustrator Sophie Blackall comes a beautiful picture book full of playful details to help answer the age-old-question..where do babies come from?


SOPHIE BLACKALL is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson, and the Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows. Her artwork has also appeared in various magazines and exhibitions. Previously she lived in Sydney, Australia, and has had jobs in a shoe shop and a robot factory.


- “Blackall once again excels at portraying a thoughtful child with a rich inner life” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

-“A delightfully age-appropriate way to give young children the facts about contraception and birth…Another wonderful contribution from Blackall.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

With my daughter being the mother to a six year old girl, and expecting her second baby in just a couple of months, this book came to us at the perfect time. Our granddaughter has been filled with questions! I found the book a great way to approach the subject, without over-doing it or leaving any questions unanswered. The book is easy to read, and the installations are adorable. I highly recommend this book. Would make a for a great gift.

You can purchase a hard copy of The Baby Tree on Amazon for $12.95 or download the the Kindle edition for only $9.78.

You can also enter to win The Baby Tree and a soft kid’s blanket for story time here on Five Dollar Shake! Courtesy of Penguin Books USA.


Enter to win by using the widget below. No purchase is necessary to enter. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Must be 18+ and living in the U.S to win. No P.O. boxes please. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on June 17th.

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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. This blog post contains affiliate links.

FED UP, Now in Theaters & A $50 Whole Foods giveaway #FedUpMovie

FED UP – The film the food industry doesn’t want you to see, is now in theaters.


For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

Reading and hearing more about FED Up, I’m shocked at how undereducated I am when it comes to making healthy food choices for my family. I’m really looking forward to seeing the entire film, and learning more. As a parent, I feel it’s my job to educate myself and to take charge of our diets.

Synposis of Fed Up
In 1977, the U.S. Government issued the McGovern Report, its first ever dietary guidelines and with it, one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH), Regina Scully (THE INVISIBLE WAR) and director Stephanie Soechtig (TAPPED) to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, FED UP unearths the dirty little secret your favorite brands/restaurants don’t want you to know – far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone ever realized and this is in large part due to the fact that 80% of the 600,000 items sold in grocery stores have added sugar.

Following a group of families – the children of whom are the hardest hit demo because unbeknownst to them or their parents, they’re being force fed food with added sugar – for more than two years, Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom of ‘diet and exercise’, in order to live healthier, fuller lives. In captivating interviews with the country’s leading experts, FED UP lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.


Scary, isn’t it? I’ve heard the film is really well done and there are a lot of striking facts and hot topics to touch on. I hope people will go it see, and discuss it.

The Fed Up Challenge

On May 12, join the #FedUpMovie team in going sugar free for 10 days. It won’t be easy, but together we can take the first steps in fighting the biggest public health crisis of our time. Take the pledge » http://fedupmovie.com/fedupchallenge.

In celebration of this educational film, I have $50 Whole Foods Gift Card to giveaway to one lucky reader. Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. An active email address is required to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on June 30th.

Be sure to visit the Official FED Up website!

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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. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

GreenFest @ The Detroit Zoo brings Door to Door Organics #Giveaway #joydelivered

In observance of Earth Month, The Detroit Zoo is hosting its annual #DZgreenfest celebration this weekend. Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all are invited!


Event Features: Earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups. All GreenFest activities are free with Zoo admission.

Additional info: Each GreenFest guest who brings a wine cork, rinsed Capri Sun pouch, empty chip bag or cell phone for recycling or who is carrying a refillable water bottle will receive a reduced admission price of $8. This is a great deal since adult tickets are normally $14 & kids (2-14) $10. Admission for Detroit Zoological Society members is free. More info:

Door to Door Organics
Click the infographic below and learn the 10 easy tips for reducing your “foodprint” from Door to Door Organics.


Eating Good Food has never been easier!
Door to Door Organics partners with farmers to bring fresh, organic produce and natural groceries right to your doorstep.
Five Dollar Shake readers can score a nice discount on their first time Door to Door Organics orders! Simply use the code ” DETROITZOO ” to receive $10 off.

Enter to Win!

You also have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Door to Door Organics. Enter to win by leaving a comment below sharing your favorite healthy snack. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on May 8th. Must have a valid email address to enter and be 18+ to win.

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FTC Disclosure: This information is being shared as part of an on going relationship with the Detroit Zoo in which free event passes or products will be received. All opinions expressed remain my own and honest. This post contains no affiliate links.