Summer Wedding Memories with Papyrus & Meijer #Giveaway

I love summer and fall here in Michigan. We do our best to spend it outside, making as many fun memories as we can each year. Camping, swimming, family barbeques. There is also nothing better than a wedding. Committing to a life together in-front of all of your family and friends while celebrating the beautiful seasons is an amazing experience.

We were married during the winter. But, we’ve attended several summer weddings, and post-summer weddings that really stand out in my memory. One family member was married at the lake, under beautiful tress that were full of fall colors.

Now that we are post-summer wedding season the Meijer home department has partnered with Papyrus to offer an amazing in-store deal and a fabulous giveaway for one Five Dollar Shake reader.

About Papyrus

Papyrus believes that life is a celebration!
Their fabulous selection of greeting cards, custom invitations, stationery, gift wrap & more are perfect for any occasion.

The Deal

From today through September 20, Meijer shoppers can instantly score $15 off their order when spending $10 on Papyrus and $50 in the home department!

The Giveaway

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will this fun gift basket from Papyrus, and the Meijer home department.

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Basket includes:

  • Papyrus cards
  • Yankee Candle large jar candle in Pumpkin Spice
  • Bloom or Eco dry bath towel and hand towel
  • Cooking with Calphalon nonstick Panini pan and press
  • Serrated edge turner spatula

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be contacted by email on October 10th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes.

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FTC Disclosure: Free products and gift card were received as a thank you for this blog post. Meijer to handle all prizing.

7 Things on Sunday

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

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1. Was upset to hear that A&E canceled the series Longmire.
2. Signed an excited new contract for blogging.
3. Ordered two new books from Barns & Noble.
4. Spent a fun evening shopping with my teenage daughter.
5. Had my hair done. Trying really hard to grow it out.
6. Went to opening weekend of HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. (blog post coming soon)
7. Got home from Cedar Point at 3am, and then slept in past 10.

How about you, how was your week?

Just in-time for fall, Febreze Home Harvest Collection Review @Walmart @SheSpeaksUp #FebrezeFall

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.

Fall is by far my favorite season. Here in Michigan fall brings crisp, cooler temps, and a lot of beautiful color change. Each year I look forward to celebrating the delicious rich flavors and scents associated with fall, like pumpkin, vanilla and spices – I just love them.

I recently received this scentspiration box filled with various fall activities, recipes, home décor ideas, and several products from the limited edition Febreze Home Harvest Collection.

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Living in a house with kids, and several pets, I have been a regular user of Febreze products for quit some time. I love the way it works. Febreze doesn’t cover up odors, it actually eliminates them and replaces them with some of my favorite scents. Like Toasted Almonds, Vanilla Latte, and Autumn Harvest.

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The Febreze NOTICEable Dual Scented Oil Warmer does a great job at eliminating pet odor. We have one plugged in near our dog’s bed, and another in the room where the cat box located. Febreze makes all the diffidence! The warmers work for such a long time, that I often forget to replace them. Until, I walk into a room and smell the unwanted odor. So, I tend to keep one or two refills on hand. I can’t wait to stock up with these limited edition fall scents.

New to me is the Febreze Car Vent Clip that was included in this box. It attached easily and acted instantly on hard to rid of pet odor in my car. Replaced it with the nice fall aroma of Toasted Almonds. I love it! Moving forward, I honestly do not see myself going without one.

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I can’t wait to really dig into this fall inspirational box! It’s packed with fall recipes (Hello- Oven S’mores), fall activities for the whole family, and even crafty home décor ideas. Each a great way to celebrate my love for the season.

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The limited edition Febreze Harvest Collection can be found at your local Walmart.

Be sure to follow Febreze on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to Febreze Harvest Collection for not only eliminated odors, but for adding that fall festive touch to our home that we enjoy.

Have you ever used Febreze to add an extra festive touch to your home?

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!

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“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.

Connect with Boar’s Head!
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Be sure to follow Boar’s Head on Facebook, Twitter and Twitter!

FTC Disclosure: Free product/ payment was received in exchange for this blog post. I was nto asked or influenced to writ e a positive review. Photos used are my own. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

New DVD & Blu-ray Coupons

Print them now while you can. The closer we get to the holiday’s (yes, I said holiday’s) the more sales we’ll see.

$3.00 off Nothing Left to Fear, No One Lives Movie $5.00 off Spartacus Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray™ or dvd $3.00 off Words & Pictures on DVD or Blu-ray

Get Ready for that Final Ride with the “SONS OF ANARCHY” COLLECTOR’S SET #SOAFX

Relive every explosive moment with the distinctive “SONS OF ANARCHY” COLLECTOR’S SET!

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Arriving on Blu-ray™ & DVD November 11, The Collector’s Set Includes Seasons 1-6 – with a slot for the Final Season – and Comes in an Iconic Recreation of the SAMCRO Clubhouse Table.

Get ready for SAMCRO’s final ride when “Sons of Anarchy” The Collector’s Set arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on November 11, 2014. Relive every episode from the first six seasons of TV’s most intense, dramatic show. The special edition box set comes in an exquisite recreation of the iconic SAMCRO Reaper clubhouse table, perfect to serve as a centerpiece in any true fan’s home.

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The Sons of Anarchy final season will premiere on FX on September 9, 2014 and arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in early 2015. If ratings in the key demo of 18-49 year-olds eclipse last season’s numbers, Kurt Sutter promises to host a once-in-a-lifetime viewing party for the series finale. Scheduled for December 9, VIP fans at the exclusive event will have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew behind the epic series and participate in a taping of “Anarchy Afterword.”

“Sons of Anarchy” is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

In Season Six, Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller (Charlie Hunnam) has finally solidified his leadership of Sons of Anarchy by murdering Clay Morrow, his stepfather, for past sins. Season Six ends with his formidable mother, Gemma, committing an unpardonable sin. Unbeknownst to Jax, she brutally murders his wife, Dr. Tara Knowles, thinking she’s protecting the club. Juice Ortiz kills Sheriff Eli Roosevelt to protect Gemma. Season Seven begins ten days later with Jax in jail on a parole violation, grappling with the loss of the woman he loved. With the club’s full support, he sets in motion the brutal machinations that will lead to complete and merciless retribution.

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“Sons of Anarchy” The Collector’s Set Blu-ray™ and DVD is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to bring home the ultimate showpiece for the FX hit series! Available November 11, 2014.

Kushies Receiving Blanket Review

We were recently blessed with a new grand-baby. Louise, A.K.A. LuLu was welcomed into our family just last month. Being a grandparent sure is one of life’s sweetest experiences.

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With every little baby, comes a BIG list of “must haves”. Bottles, binkies, diapers, wipes, blankets, sheets, and the list goes on, and on… just ask any new parent.

New to me, is Kushies !

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Based in Ontario, Canada, with U.S. headquarters located in Niagara Falls, New York, Kushies® creates and provides an innovative collection of quality baby products and accessories. Trusted by moms since 1987, Kushies offers more than 350 superior baby products including stylish layette and playwear, washable diapers, the award-winning Kushies Zolo toy collection and a broad range of baby essentials. The worldwide market leader in reusable cloth diapers and accessories, Kushies takes great pride in operating as a responsible company and as an environmentally concerned member of our planet.

Kushies recently sent our little LuLu a Pink Safari Print Receiving Blanket.

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Made with 100% cotton flannel, this adorable receiving blanket is super soft to the touch. Generous in size, and weight, it’s doing a great job at keeping LuLu warm, which is good because this grandma likes to crank the AC. The blanket has been washed several times, and so far is showing no signs of wear. Quality you can see, and feel.

I would highly recommend this blanket to any new parent. Looking for a great shower gift? Visit http://www.kushiesonline.com/.

Follow Kushies on Twitter: twitter.com/kushiesbaby; Facebook: facebook.com/kushiesbaby and Pinterest: pinterest.com/kushies/ too!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. Opinions expressed are honest.

All personal photos on this site are copyrighted and may not be used without permission. Copyright rests with the webmaster, the individual photographers and writers. Unlawful use will be percussed and prosecuted by law.

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.

Last-Minute Gift Idea for College Students #SANUS #BackToSchool

Looking for a great last minute gift idea for a collage student? Consider a gift from SANUS, because space saving solutions and comforts of home never go out of style!

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From suite-style residences to Greek houses, small and frequently shared quarters can be a tight squeeze. Don’t let cramped spaces limit décor possibilities this semester. To maximize space, style and organization, add SANUS®, the #1 best selling TV mount brand in the United States, to the college prep checklist.

Moving to college leaves students longing for the comforts of home—from bountiful space to more than basic cable. Mounting a television is an easy way to transform any college living space into a sleek, cozy retreat, away from busy campus life. SANUS mounts extend, tilt or swivel to provide the best viewing angle, while also freeing up valuable surface area on top of furniture that’s perfect for storing books and knick knacks. College is a big adjustment for students, but making living space comfortable shouldn’t have to be—SANUS is a smart solution for the majority of students who are tight on space.

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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.

SANUS is the leading global brand of audio/video mounts, furnishings and consumer electronics accessories. http://www.sanus.com/en_US/

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.

Get ready for Baby Week Deals @ Meijer

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Baby Week at Meijer is back from August 31-September 6! To celebrate, Meijer is offering huge savings on a variety of in-store must have baby products. Also, don’t miss out on over $100 in savings through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program.

Meijer Baby Week Savings – August 31 – September 6

  • Buy $100 in baby items and earn $10 through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program
  • Bibs – 20% off
  •  Toys – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value (Baby Department Only)
  •  Pacifiers – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value

Lot’s and lots of mPerks Coupons!

$0.25 off Gerber Juice 32 oz
$0.25 off Gerber Cereal w/ Fruit 8oz Multipack
$1.00 off Gerber Read to Feed Formula 4/8.45 oz
$0.10 off Gerber Graduates Little Meals 6 oz
$0.10 off Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick-ups 6oz, Breakfast Buddies 4.5 oz, or Fruit/Veggie Pick ups 4.5 oz
$0.50 off Luvs Diapers
$1.50 off Pampers Cruisers or Extra Protection or Baby Dry Diapers
$1.50 off Swaddlers or Swaddler Sensitive Diaper
$1.50 off Easy-Ups Training Pant
$0.50 off Pampers Wipes 56ct or higher
$3.00 off Meijer Bulk Pack Diapers
$20.00 off Graco Nautilus
$5.00 off Kolcraft Mattress
$15.00 off Baby Trend Sit and Stand Ultra Stroller
$40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Sound Baby Monitor
$40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor
$10.00 off Aden and Anais 4 pk Muslin Wrap

Signing up for mPerks Baby Rewards is easy and free. Just visit mPerks.com.

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.