Girls Night In with Butterfly Kiss & The Other Woman

I recently received a fun, unexpected package in the mail. Containing a magazine full of colorful recipes, several cute butterfly tags for wine glasses, two full size bottles of Butterfly Kiss wine and a copy of the movie The Other Woman. All the makings of the perfect “Girls Night In”.

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Being a mom that works outside of the home, life can get pretty busy. It’s a nice slow things down every now and then to spend time with friends. Add a couple bottles of wine and a fun new movie on DVD, and it’s more than just “nice”, it’s darn good time!

I have to say – I’m blessed with some really great friends. Even when they ask me to put away my phone and not take their photo. (Like this time) Our evenings together are always a good time.

The wine
Butterfly Kiss currently features five lively, bright varietals reasonably priced at under $15.
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I’ve always favored a semi-sweet red wine, but I’m really looking forward to trying all of these!

Empress Red Blend – A light kiss of chocolate covered black cherries.
Pinot Grigio – a delicate, light wine showing kisses of citrus and ripe pear.
Chardonnay – a lush, tropical fruit flavors, kissed by a touch of vanilla.
Moscato – a lovely, well-balanced sweet white wine loaded with stone fruit and citrus.
Pink Pinot Grigio – a rosé-styled wine showing lively flavors of strawberry shortcake and bright citrus.

Found in the the Sandra Lee magazine that was included in my package, I served Peachy Punch Sangria to my friends along with a couple of light appetizers (crab puffs, artichoke whip w/ rice crackers) during this Girls Night.

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It was peachy heaven! Sweet and refreshing, but with enough kick to keep our party and the laughs going. Speaking of laughs…

The movie

Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Before long, however, the betrayed beauties have become unlikely pals who’ve decided to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems, and the more fun they have without him!

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We found the plot to be somewhat predictable, but Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann have great comedic chemistry, so over-all we enjoyed this movie. It’s a good “chick flick” for a get together. We talked through a lot of the movie, but then laughed pretty hard at it too. Or was it the Butterfly Kiss wine!?

You be the judge, The Other Woman is avaible NOW on DVD, and Digital Download !

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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!

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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 with coupons. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on September 2, 2014.

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Target Pharmacy, smart for the whole family! Enter to win a $50 eGiftCard #Giveaway #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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7 Things on Sunday

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

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1. Spent a nice evening visiting with my Aunt and her dog, Jasmine
2. Shopped with gift cards and bought a new camping table and inflatable mattress.
3. Watched Rob the Mob and really liked it.
4. Enjoyed birthday cake with our granddaughter. She turned seven.
5. Had six teenagers sleepover the night before driving them to and from Van’s Warped Tour.
6. Had three of them sleepover after the concert.
7. Had two of them sleepover the next night. It’s been a full house for three days.

BubbleBum inflatable car booster seat review

With a new grand baby on the way (any day now), this grandma is not looking forward to lugging around two separate car seats when the kids come to visit. Just in-time to save me from breaking my back, I received the new BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat to review.

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Meets all US safety testing standards. BubbleBum, the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11, easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or mom and dad can carry it in a backpack or purse, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car pooling. Takes less than 20 seconds to inflate by mouth!

As you can see the BubbleBum is so lightweight that Becca has no problems carrying it on her own, leaving my hands (and back) free to carry the new infant car seat, or whatever else we need to carry that day.

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This product could not be easier to use. The well designed clips make it easy to strap Becca in place and keep her there in comfort. Unlike the previous booster seat that I had purchase and really struggled with.

Not just a car seat, Becca loves her BubbleBum, using it as a booster seat at our table and even a few times while sitting on the floor to watch television. It is pretty soft. I love that it’s so lightweight and easy to carry, she loves it’s fun colorful design, and the fact that it belongs to her. Knowing all of this, and knowing that it helps keep her safe while riding in the car makes the BubbleBum a real win in our house.

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The BubbleBum is available in four fun colors, and comes complete with a carrying case, and added belt positioning clip for extra comfort. Winner of several child safety awards the BubbleBum is available in select retailers and online. Visit http://www.bubblebum.co/us/ for complete product details, to order on-line or to use an easy store locator.

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

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.

The Greatest Gifts for Grads are at Best Buy #GreatestGrad @BestBuy

Disclosure: 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.

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Our youngest daughter is about to start her sophomore year of high school. Every time I think about it, I can’t believe how fast time is going by. As we enjoy graduation season with our friends and family this year – I can’t help but think that this will be us in just three short years. Three short years! The planning, the parties, and then the emotional big step to college. I’m not really sure I’ll be ready in just three years, but ready or not – it’s happening. It’s never too early to plan ahead, and plan smart. I’m getting a lot of advice from the parents of graduates this year. Like what a difference a smart gift can make. No matter what path a grad is taking, Best Buy Gift Center has the greatest gift options for everyone.

Moving out: Gifts for the Grad that is getting ready for college or may be simply moving out into the world on their own, help them get all set up.

Networker: Grad that uses technology to keep totally connected while on the go with a variety of devices. This tech forward Grad leans on devices to make life easier go having the latest and greatest is always a priority.

Fitness Fanatic: Gifts for this grad include tech and small appliances that play to their healthy, on the go, athletic nature. Out for a run, in the kitchen or at the gym, a great gifts for this grad helps them stay on track in many ways.

Since our daughter already has plans of leaving us for a college out of state, any number of these recommended gifts will help get her on her feet:

  • Stone Bake Pizza Oven
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • 4-Slice Toaster Oven
  • Sony Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player
  • Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator
  • Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 – 16GB Tablet
  • Asus Transformer T100 32GB Tablet
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 16GB Tablet
  • HP Slate 7 Plus 7 Tablet
  • HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
  • mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini
  • Hoover WindTunnel 2 Vacuum
  • Thule Crossover Backpack

Or my favorite gift idea “LG Microwave + Pizza Oven”!
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Join the party!

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting two Grads Twitter Parties on Thursday June 19th (6/19) at 7PM CST and Tuesday June 24 (6/24) at 7PM CST.

Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Grad’s Gift ideas from Best Buy.

Father’s Day Must-Have: SANUS® TV Wall Mounts

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Necktie? Been there. Cufflinks? Done that. This year, stray from traditional Father’s Day gifts and treat dad to a new kind of accessory – a SANUS® TV wall mount. Offering a complete range of high-quality mounts, including full motion, fixed position and tilting, SANUS, the #1 best selling TV mount brand in the United States, will elevate dad’s entertainment experience and transform his man cave.

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SANUS’ sleek mounting solutions are engineered with top industry technologies and tested to UL2442 standards, guaranteeing both style and safety. SANUS mounts are available at Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart stores, as well as local audio and video retailers nationwide.

Enter to win!

Enter the SANUS Father’s Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win the ultimate gift for dad. Four lucky winners will receive a VIZIO 32″ E-Series Smart HDTV and a SANUS Premium Series VSF415 Full Motion Mount ($410 value) to give dad on his big day. From May 19 through June 12 simply “like” the SANUS Facebook page and agree to the official rules for a chance to win the ultimate media makeover for dad. Winners will be selected at random every Friday during the promotion period.

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided in an ongoing relationship in which free products have been received. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.