Back to School snacks & sandwiches with Boar’s Head

With the kids back to school, anytime is a great time for delicious sandwiches and snacks with Boar’s Head products.

Easy ham roll-ups (made with low sodium Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Ham), along with fresh fruit and veggies make for a perfect after school/ study snack. It not only taste great, but it gives our teenage daughter a balance of energy and brain power that she needs to get through the school week.

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About Boar’s Head:
“Since 1905, Boar’s Head has been a family business. In the beginning we had a very simple idea: Make the finest cold cuts possible. Nothing less. More than a century later, we remain committed to continuously improving our time-honored processes so that we can meet the unwavering standards of quality and service that our customers have come to expect – and deserve.”

All of Boar’s Head premium products contain no fillers, no by-products, no artificial colors or flavors, no gluten, and zero grams of trans fat per serving. So, it’s no surprise to us, that Boar’s Head is our family’s first choice when it comes to sandwiches.

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and we LOVE sandwiches! Knowing that sliced meats are not always made of the best ingredients, my husband and I try to stick with a healthy, lower sodium option whenever available.

Boar’s Head makes that easy by offering a nice varity. Bologna, Black forrest ham, Oven roasted beef, Oven roasted turkey to name a few of the meats. They also offer a nice selection of cheeses such as Swiss, Muenster, Lacey Swiss, American and more. See a complete list on their website.

When shopping – I always ask for Boar’s Head by name. You can really taste the difference.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Boar’s Head in is Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

“Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and savory with coleslaw and Boar’s Head Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise™ deliciously layered on our Ovengold® Turkey, then crowned with a pretzel bun.”

Visit the Boar’s Head website for this, and a variety of other great recipes.

Do you have a favorite sandwich recipe? Try it next time with Boar’s Head, available at your local butcher/ deli and where perineum fine meats are sold.

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Improve your air quality with Filtrete Filters #HealthierHome

Disclosure: I was provided products as compensation for my participation in the #HealthierHome campaign. All opinions are my own.

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Do you know that changing your furnace filter regularly will greatly improve your air quality, and reduce odors in your home? Filtrete Filters knows! They also know that using a good quality filter can be a great weapon in the war against seasonal allergies. Here in our house, those are the major reasons we change our filter monthly, and why only use Filtrete Filters.

Allergen Defense

As much as I love the spring and fall weather here in Michigan, both seasons are often hard on my family’s sinuses, and upper respiratory system. Using Filtrete Filters has really made a difference that we can feel.

Odor Reduction

We recently experienced a major sewer backup in our basement, causing a big stinky mess. Everything the sewer water touched had to go! As the items were somewhat easy to remove from the house, the smell was not. Putting in a Filtrete “Odor Reduction” filter made a huge difference. When we needed it the most!

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Made of the highest quality materials, it’s no surprise that Filtrete filters have been helping families breathe cleaner air, inside millions of homes for over 25 years.

When considering which Filtrete filter is best for your home, consider your families needs, and area.

Get to know Filtrete! Visit the Filtrete website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter @Filtrete .

I’m working with Filtrete Filters to keep my house a #HealthierHome . Watch for my follow-up post in December.

The Color Run $5.00 off Registration #Happiest5K

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.



Wear white at the starting line, finish plastered in color!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!



Visit The Color Run official website for locations and to score $5.00 off a regular priced registration in The Color Run. – -Valid for a single or team runner/walker/crawler.

If you cannot find your city then sign up for the VIP list and you will be the first to be notified when we come to your town!

$5 off code (HAPPY5OFF) must be typed in at checkout, not copy/pasted. Discount codes not valid with other discounts or promotions. Under age 5 does not need a registration to participate but will not receive swag. $5 off code NOT VALID ON DELUXE PACKAGE. “Paint” is actually a food grade colored cornstarch.

Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse

We do our best to make brush your teeth time fun around here! It goes something like – brush, brush, brush, and swish…

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The swish is an important step that we never miss. It’s not just about having fresh breath. A fluoride-containing mouth rinse, is a great way to protect tooth enamel, fight plaque, and help prevent gum disease. Knowing that, why not make it fun? So, it’s game on with Becca and the new Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse, as they tackle those hard-to-reach areas that toothbrushes can easily miss.

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With Stella or Red Bird perched atop each bottle, the sink beckons and one of the world’s most popular games makes oral care entertaining in its own right. The bubble gum flavor is kid-friendly and the formula is sugar and alcohol-free. Each bottle of Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse also comes with a convenient snap off cup that allows for precise measuring.

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Swish, swish, swish and smile! Turns out cavities are no match for this Angry Bird! Becca loves using this mouth rinse. She gives the clean feeling and the flavors (Bubblegum, Stellaberry) two big beaks up.

A few examples as to why we also love Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse:

  • A convenient “no mess” cup is attached to the bottom of the bottle; makes measuring the right quantity simple. Then, slide it back in for storage (no more messy dripping caps)
  • Sugar-free, alcohol-free
  • Contains fluoride for strong enamel
  • Provides long-lasting anti-cavity protection
  • Freshens breath
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse is recommended for kids ages 6 and up.

It’s available at Target, Walgreens Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway, Rite-Aid and other like retailers for MSRP of just $3.99.

FireFly is a Dr.Fresh Brand! Connected with FireFly on Facebook and Twitter.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I did over the past seven days.

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1. Enjoyed a fun evening with Maleficent. Becca is in-love with this costume.
2. Stayed up way too late binge watching Grey’s Anatomy with my teenage daughter.
3. Dealt with a headache five out of the last six days. Still throbbing.
4. Took our dog Roxy camping and to the beach for the first time. She loved it.
5. Got by brows waxed at my salon’s new brow bar. Which is Awesome!
6. Watched an advanced screener of Parent’s Just Don’t Understand for HUB Network (review coming soon).
7. Enjoyed spending time with our new grand-baby.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2014 #Detroit

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

This event is personal to me, as my family has in the past and is currently dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s. It’s beyond heartbreaking.

Join me at the Detroit Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, August 23 at Ford Field.

Not in Michigan? Visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website to donate, or find a walk nearest you.

Together we can make a difference!

Making memories with McDonald’s Happy Meal & Go-Gurt #Giveaway

As you may know, McDonald’s is now offering Go-GURT Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt as an additional side option for kids in its Happy Meals. This Go-GURT is made exclusively for McDonald’s with 25 percent less sugar than the leading kid’s yogurt and is available in all restaurants nationwide.

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The decision to include Go-Gurt in Happy Meals is another step in the McDonald’s partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which was founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, aimed to reduce childhood obesity and empower children to develop healthy habits for life.

Adding Go-Gurt to the Happy Meal menu isn’t the only change at McDonald’s — they’ve also introduced “Happy,” a new, animated Happy Meal character who is an ambassador for balanced eating. Happy brings a big friendly smile to each meal, and encourages kids to eat fruit, veggies, low-fat dairy, water, and juice.

I recently received several “Be Our Guest” Free Happy Meal coupons from McDonald’s to review the new Go-GURT Happy Meal option. So, I did what any good grandma would do – I called this girl to help me out!

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As you can see I really had to twist her arm to help me with this review..

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We had so much fun! Enjoying dinner to go, and a whole lot of laughing throughout the evening. The Go-GURT, it gets two big thumb up from Becca. I’m excited to see McDonald’s bring more healthy choices to their menu, their restaurant and food has been a part of making memories with my girls years.

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One Five Dollar Shake reader will win (2) “Be Our Guest” Free Happy Meal coupons! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen on August 29th and contacted by email.

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Target Pharmacy, smart for the whole family! #TargetSponsored

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.

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Being someone who is always short on time, I love a one stop shop. Only thing I love even more is a good bargain, so it makes total sense that Target is my go-to store for just about everything. I recently shared my family’s experience with switching to Target Pharmacy, and to this day I am so glad that we did! Switching is easy. Have on going scripts? No problem, Target makes it easy!

All you need to transfer your prescriptions is:

  • 1. Name of your current pharmacy
  • 2. Phone number of your current pharmacy
  • 3. Prescription number

To transfer your prescriptions:

  • 1. Ask a pharmacist
  • 2. Text RX to 827438 (TARGET)
  • 3. Call 877-796-2743
  • 4. Visit Target.com/pharmacy

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Pet owners, I’m about to blow your mind! Did you know that Target Pharmacy stocks many pet prescriptions? Often at a lower cost than a veterinary clinic.

A few benefits for you and your furry family member are:

  • $4 generics on common brands
  • Free flavorings like tuna or beef
  • Auto refill available
  • Pharmacy Rewards

It’s nice to know our pharmacy understands that Roxy is a big part of our family. This is just another reason why we love Target Pharmacy!

Let’s talk Rewards!
Fill five prescriptions & get 5% off a day of shopping; earn Target Pharmacy Rewards faster by filling pet prescriptions, getting vaccinations such as the flu shot and adding all family members to one account.

Let’s talk good customer service!
J.D. Power ranked Target Pharmacy “Highest in customer satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies”!

How about pricing? Target Pharmacy offers hundreds of $4 generics and a price match guarantee. This I love! No more driving an hour to save money when Target will match that price in my own neighborhood.

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $50 eGiftCard! eGiftCards can be used in-store or online. Enter to win by leaving a comment below sharing why you would want to Flip the Script ! You must comment to win!

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One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on August 22st. Must be 18+ and have a valid email address to win.

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We celebrated Milk Chocolate Day with Balance Bar #Giveaway

Attention chocolate lovers! Did you know that Milk Chocolate Day is 7/28? It’s already behind us this year, but just because there is a day titled “Milk Chocolate Day” doesn’t mean you need to ruin your health or diet. Milk Chocolate Day or any day is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious and healthy chocolate treat from Balance Bar!

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I recently received the above box of chocolate bars from Balance Bar. A delicious mix of Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie bars for my family to help me review.

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They almost seem too good to be true, decadent and rich, it’s hard to believe these nutritious chocolate bars are for real! Our teenage daughter loves the Double Chocolate Brownie bars, and I’m crazy about the Chocolate Craze bars. Being individually wrapped these bars are great for on the go families like ours. Perfect for a mid-afternoon snack. Not only do Balance Bars tackle my daily sweet tooth, but they give me a nice boost that helps me finish out my day. They also pair great with popcorn. I love my salty, sweet combo while watching movies!

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Balance Bars are avaible in several varieties. For great tips on staying healthy and energized, connect with Balance Bar on Facebook and Twitter.

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Enter to win a mix of Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie bars from Balance Bar by using the widget below.

You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on August 27th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes please.

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

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.