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

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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! Best Buy is the ultimate … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday


Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 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 … [Read more...]

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants @ Meijer

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants

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 … [Read more...]

Eli’s Cheesecake Sampler Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide


I recently received an Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler from Eli’s Cheesecake to share with my family and friends. Let me start by saying, if and when you see this box being delivered to your home - you know you're in for a special treat. That is why we're happy to add Eli's Cheesecake to our 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide! Cheesecake is a favorite dessert around here! Since … [Read more...]

Our Jingle All The Way 2 viewing party #JingleInsiders #JingleAllTheWay2


Jingle All The Way 2 is available NOW on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film franchise. Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry … [Read more...]

Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, the secret to great-tasting leftovers #LeftOverFriday @Hellmanns


Not sure what to do with your holiday leftovers? Thanksgiving Turkey is delicious but it can quickly dry out in the days following. Hellmann’s Mayonnaise is my secret to making turkey moist and delicious. The key to great-tasting leftovers is using quality ingredients that complement each other. Hellmann’s Mayonnaise helps bring flavors together to keep every bite satisfying. For more than … [Read more...]

Jingle All The Way 2, Free activity sheets & Blu-ray Giveaway #JingleInsiders


Fill your stocking with a new holiday classic that will have the whole family laughing when Jingle All The Way 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD December 2 from WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film … [Read more...]

Thankful for Migraine Relief with Ausanil #sweeps


Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season and for most of us, that means living and laughing with loved ones. But, let’s get real, the holidays can also mean increased stress levels. For millions of migraine sufferers (myself included), that increased stress along with changes in routine and eating habits, can mean more migraines. If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone! The … [Read more...]

Wild Lights @ the Detroit Zoo #Detroit #Giveaway #WildLights #DZWildLights #VIOC


Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights with more than five million LED lights that will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures throughout the front of the Zoo. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities including a craft, carolers, ice carvers and can even write a letter to Santa. The Detroit Zoo also invites guests go on … [Read more...]

Disney’s Into The Woods, new trailer and character posters #IntoTheWoods

Into The Woods

I am beyond excited about Disney's Into The Woods coming to the big screen! Just out the new movie trailer, and stunning character posters. “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the … [Read more...]

Kicking off the holiday season with a Febreze inspired recipe & DIY home decor & gifts #FebrezeHoliday @SheSpeaksUp


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own. Now that Halloween has past, I'm ready to kick off the holiday season! The holidays are my favorite time of year. Here in Michigan the winter brings a lot of sparkling white snow, and within our family - a lot of making memories. Each November I … [Read more...]

HoneyBaked Ham & Turkey, It’s Whats for Easter! #HoneyBakedEaster #Giveaway @biz2blogger #Spon

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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 opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links. #HoneyBakedEaster #spon #Giveaway I recently received a HoneyBaked Ham gift card to shop with, and bring home dinner to review with my family. Okay - we … [Read more...]

Share Joy with Starbucks Holiday Blend #ShareJoy


Just because the kids have finished unwrapping their gifts doesn't mean the holiday season has to come to an end. In-fact it's the perfect time to sit back, relax and share a little joy as adults. Take the time to bask in another year of togetherness and to create new moments we wont soon forget. Sharing Starbucks' smooth, yet hearty Holiday Blend adds a nice warm touch to those moments.   I … [Read more...]

Where have I been ??


I was hacked! A few days ago my main email address was hacked. Some of you may have gotten an email from me stating that I was stranded out of the country and needed money to return home. Rest assured - I"m fine, home in Michigan, safe and sound! Though, I am confident to now have all my accounts safe and secure, the processes unfortunately cost me a month of emails and email contacts. Oh, did I … [Read more...]

Be A Smart Shopper and #GiveBetter with Gift Cards


If I do one thing this holiday season, I'm going to give better. Become a smart shopper. If you are like me, it's those last minute gift ideas that get you in trouble. This year there will be no last minute running around, or trying to guess what might not be returned by those hard to shop for friends on my list. Because there is nothing more awkward then watching someone open a gift, and … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday


Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Enjoyed a little thrift store shopping with my teenage daughter. 2. Caught up on Mike & Molly, and laughed out-loud by my self the entire time. Best season yet! 3. Bought our first Christmas present of the year on eBay. A 7" tablet for my granddaughter. 4. Fell behind on blogging. Look out, I have some awesome stuff coming this … [Read more...]

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village #Detroit #Review


Happy Holidays! My name is Toni from My Book Addiction and I am thrilled to be posting on Five Dollar Shake today. Thank you so much for the invitation, Jenn! I've always wanted to take my family to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Every year we hear the fireworks from our living room and have always wondered what it would be like to go. Well, this year was a dream come true. It was a … [Read more...]

Very Berry Holiday Tree featuring Driscoll’s Berries #3pmSnack


If you are looking for a fun family activity and eye-catching centerpiece? Check out this Very Berry Holiday Tree! Special equipment: one floral foam or green Styrofoam cone measuring 4-5 inches in diameter at the base and 12 inches high; one box of toothpicks Four 1-kb containers of fresh Driscoll strawberries 1 bunch fresh mint 1 slice from a carambola fruit (also known as star … [Read more...]

NEW Stacy’s Bake Shop Bakery Crisps Review & Giveaway #StacysBakeShop


Stacy’s Snacks recently introduced NEW Stacy’s Bake Shop Bakery Crisps, a line-up of artisan bakery bread crisps perfect for anytime snacking or served during the holidays. These tasty crisps are made from real bakery breads, which are sliced thin and twice-baked to give them the crunch you’re looking for. All four flavors can be enjoyed on their own or you can get creative in the kitchen … [Read more...]

Celebrate Traditions New & Old @ Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village #Detroit

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Create new traditions this holiday season by experiencing the traditions of seasons’ past during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 26-28 from 6:30 . Voted a top ten family holiday destination by USA Today, Holiday Nights is an authentic and immersive Christmas spectacle! In addition to seeing Santa and his reindeer, guests are able to go inside many of the Village … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Holidazzles with Home Décor


More than 65 percent of consumers aim to spend $50 or less when shopping for holiday decorations, according to a national survey conducted by Family Dollar. From trees and lights, to wreathes, wrapping paper and bows, Family Dollar offers seasonal décor at an affordable price every single day this holiday season. Family Dollar can help you spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank with … [Read more...]