Convenience of Home Delivery of My Favorite Household Items from Walmart.com & $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway 8/20 - US

Disclosure:  The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G


Everyone is short on time whether by choice or design and the more you look around, the more things are being made for convenience sake.  Chasing around children, working, attending school or anything in life today can make getting everything done a major accomplishment.  As with most people, it's best to try to find ways to cut corners without sparing quality.  I have found, especially since my new move, it's easier to shop online to avoid heavy traffic and crowded stores.  I've been an online shopper for years and will continue to do so as long as I don't sacrifice value or convenience.  Walmart is one of the retailers I frequent, both in person and online, due to the expected value and quality I continue to receive whether it's larger purchases or household items.

Walmart.com offers most of the same everyday low prices on the brands you have come to love and expect.  Brands such as P&G are popular in my household and I love the fact that I can buy them online at Walmart.com.  The added convenience of free shipping, if over $50, or Site to Store pick up are available.  Also, you can choose to pay with cash which is something that isn't widely available.  Another cool feature about shopping on Walmart.com is the Smartphone app that lets you shop no matter where you are!  You can easily build a shopping list by scanning all your favorite products to repurchase.  All the convenience will really save you a lot of time and money!

In case you aren't familiar with Walmart's wide array of P&G products, here are a sampling:
I regularly purchase Tide, Bounty, Swiffer products and Pampers so knowing that I can purchase online and avoid filling my grocery cart makes the trip a lot quicker and easier.  I usually buy in bulk and when it's time to purchase the toilet paper, paper towels and laundry detergent, it requires a second grocery cart thus making home delivery so much easier.  


I was provided a Walmart gift card by P&G to purchase products and share my experiences with my readers.  The ordering process is extremely easy and I searched for Pampers, selected the size and quantity and added to cart.  Another nice feature of shopping at Walmart.com, it provides suggestions on what others also purchased in case you forgot something.


Once I have all the items I want shipped, I just click shopping cart and check out.  I also like that I can choose to pay via PayPal.  If you also note on the screenshot, shipping is FREE!  What normally would have taken up most of my SUV space will now be shipping hassle free to my doorstep in just days!  I have purchased many products online at Walmart.com and have never been disappointed in the speed of delivery or the quality of items I have received.  I can't vouch for customer service as to date, I've never had to return anything I purchased and I've been an online customer since 2000.


Now, one lucky reader will win a $25 Walmart Gift Card!  The entries are simple and you can choose to enter once or as many as allowed per the form below.

In addition to this giveaway, don't forget to enter to win this other $20 Walmart Gift Card giveaway ending soon!!




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$20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway - Ends 8/20


Every so often, I giveaway gift cards that I receive from blogging to my readers for the fun of it.  This time, I'm giving away a $20 Walmart Gift Card and it's easy to enter with many options below.


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The Omni 3-in-1 Travel System Allows You to Take Baby from Infant to Toddler Years with One Stroller - Sponsored


I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


Parenting is hard when you want the best for your new baby and it can be complicated in choosing the best product at the best value.  I remember with my older children having to buy an infant seat rear facing seat and then having to purchase another car seat once they outgrew that one and then a separate stroller which all adds up to a lot of money and inconvenience.  The Urbini Omni 3-in-1 Travel System is a wonderful new product that allows your baby to grown from the infant stage to the toddler years with only one stroller.  

Urbini is a new brand that desires to bring stylish and adaptable products to help parents care, protect, and nurture their babies.  Urbini's first three products that launched at Walmart earlier last year, included the Omni 3-in-1 Travel System.  This versatile system offers a variety of strolling options as your baby grows from nesting in an infant car seat, to relaxing in the cozy bassinet, to riding forward or parent facing in the convertible stroller seat.  It was so popular when first released at Walmart stores and online, that it sold out in just one month but is back in stock!

The reviews on Walmart's website speaks for itself with 163 five star ratings and I will definitely look into purchasing one!  I also like that the Omni 3-in-1 Travel System is also available in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Lime
  • Peacock
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Viola
Urbini also has The Hummingbird which is the world's lightest full-featured stroller with a one handed closing capability and who wouldn't like that?  Strollers can be such a hassle and the closing mechanism can be equally a pain so The Hummingbird sounds ideal!  The Touri includes a stroller and Petal Infant Car Seat creating the ultimate on-the-go travel system which is another win-win for parents.  Anyone who travels with infants and toddlers knows the benefits of convenience.  I remember visiting Disney and having to lug around a toddler and a stroller while trying to hop on and off trams.  What a pain that was given the weight and the complexity in closing it!


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Birthdays, Moving, Cancer, Epilepsy Oh My



I will admit that I've been a bit MIA lately but it's for a good reason!  We're getting ready to finally leave the dusty desert for the midwest!  I couldn't be happier and will not miss El Paso at all!  A lot has happened since I was actively blogging, as my oldest is pregnant with her second child and recently had to have surgery to remove a seven pound tumor that was malignant.  The baby seems to have done well with the surgery so now it's all just wait and see what the oncologist says.  She celebrated her 26th birthday a few days ago.


My middle one seems to have outgrown her epilepsy which is wonderful news except my oldest's first child, my granddaughter, was just diagnosed with epilepsy but fortunately, her seizures are controlled.  My youngest, who recently turned 7 and has severe asthma induced by colds, has been doing remarkably well.  So although we have faced some hard times, there are always things to count your blessings for!

In between the traveling and moving, we've also helped to promote Ficklets which are really neat, trendy eyewear charms available online and at Walmart.


the Other Woman on Digital HD and Our Cool Closet Swap Party #otherwomanswap


Have you heard of Digital HD?  Have you ever wanted to watch a movie really really bad that you just couldn't wait and were so excited to be able to watch it before it's even released on DVD/BluRay?  With Digital HD on iTunes, you get to not only watch much anticipated movies earlier than the release date but they are also cheaper!  As a double bonus, if you missed out on The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate is available on Digital HD to watch NOW!  In celebration of this release, I hosted a closet swap party with some of my friends and family!

the Other Woman synopsis:

If you forgot what the comedy The Other Woman is about, it's three girlfriends who form an unlikely friendship that celebrates girl power in an unexpected way.  Diaz's character, attorney Carly Whitten, learns her seemingly perfect boyfriend is married to Mann's character, Kate, so you get how the story probably goes.  Not so fast, throw in the beautiful and voluptuous Upton as the mistress and you have the merging of three women who are on a mission!

What is a the Other Woman Closet Swap Party?

So what's up with the closet swap party theme?  In the movie, Carly and Kate bond during a scene where they have a dress up night with all the luxurious clothes in Carly's closet hence the night in/closet swap party idea.  This might inspire you to get a few friends over to have your own closet swap party and if you need some ideas or fresh clothing, check out SNOBSWAP where you can swap out what you don't want for something you really want and stella & dot for more great jewelry and more pieces as well as more great ideas.

Planning a the Other Woman Closet Swap Party:

  1. Select your date and if you are having it for yourself, pick before the holidays if you want to go elegant or seasonal pending on what you would like to gain and give up. This is a perfect time for your kids and starting back to school too!
  2. Send invitations early enough to give guests time to go through their closets.  Remind guests to bring clean, gently used clothing and/or unused cosmetics and perfumes.  Evite is a free service perfect for inviting your friends and family.
  3. Prepare a menu of drinks and light snacks as you don't want to have too many messy fingers.
  4. Establish a shopping system as you want to make sure it's all fair and that no one gets all the best wanted items.  Draw straws or have a random number system to determine order.
  5. If you have the space, set up areas to make it look pretty and organized.  Use either portable closets if you have them or clothes line to hang and tables for accessories and cosmetics.  Don't forget the mirrors too!  You can always ask one of your guests to bring a mirror or two if they have them.
  6. Don't forget to suggest left over items be donated to a women's shelter or another agency to pay it forward.

Our Other Woman Closet Swap Party consisted of some fingernail prep time as no party is complete without feeling all girly!  Our snack and drink table looks a little plain here as normally we go all out when it comes to a party but we ran out of time with trying to make all the displays look good.  Since we give a lot of parties, we had plenty of tables and figures to make it all look great.  The key to a great swap party is displaying the items in an organized, functional yet pretty way.  The Stella & dot catalog offered some fun with seeing all the available pretty items as well as SNOBSWAP so we had our online time station for those that were done swapping or waiting their turn.  The beauty with providing a computer for the guests was they could look for fashion ideas for their new or potentially new clothes and find great accessories too!


Thanks to our participation, we had lovely party favors to give each guest that included a nice carrying tote, nail polish, a manicure set, a tape measure, a cute pink hanger and instant flip flops.  We also had a party raffle of two gorgeous tote bags with a beautiful leopard print cosmetic bag which was a huge hit.


Of course the other purpose we were there was to watch the Other Woman via our complimentary Digital HD copy from iTunes.  It was a slapstick comedy of female bonding proportions where cheating hubby gets put in his place by this unlikely trio.  Nearly everyone enjoyed the movie and it's hard to not want to jump on the treadmill after seeing these three beauties especially Upton. I think it's one of those revenge type comedies that appeals to many women because so many of us have had a bad relationship so even if we didn't live out some of those revenge plots, we did with these trio.  I won't give too much away but if you want a few laughs, this is the movie to watch solo or best with a bunch of your girlfriends. It might not be a bad one for your significant other so they can see what can go grown with straying!

The next time you want an excuse to get together with the girls, plan a closet swap, get some great new clothes and have a finale by watching the Other Woman.


Please note that the party favors, raffle gifts and movie were complimentary.


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Closet Swap Party in Celebration of The Other Woman Coming Out on Digital HD July 15



Have you heard of Digital HD?  Have you ever wanted to watch a movie really really bad that you just couldn't wait and were so excited to be able to watch it before it's even released on DVD/BluRay?  With Digital HD on iTunes, you get to not only watch much anticipated movies earlier than the release date but they are also cheaper!  As a double bonus, if you missed out on The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, starting July 15th, you can watch it before it's even released in stores!
If you forgot what the comedy The Other Woman is about, it's three girlfriends who form an unlikely friendship that celebrates girl power in an unexpected way.  Diaz's character, attorney Carly Whitten, learns her seemingly perfect boyfriend is married to Mann's character, Kate, so you get how the story probably goes.  Not so fast, throw in the beautiful and voluptuous Upton as the mistress and you have the merging of three women who are on a mission!

So what's up with the closet swap party theme?  In the movie, Carly and Kate bond during a scene where they have a dress up night with all the luxurious clothes in Carly's closet hence the night in/closet swap party idea.  This might inspire you to get a few friends over to have your own closet swap party and if you need some ideas or fresh clothing, check out SNOBSWAP where you can swap out what you don't want for something you really want and stella & dot for more great jewelry and more pieces as well as more great ideas.

Mark your calenders for the Digital HD release on iTunes for The Other Woman on July 15th and stay tuned for our Closet Swap Party!





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P&Geveryday™ Website is Inspiring, Supporting and Empowering to Unlock Extraordinary Potential Every Day


We are in the age of fast information at our fingertips but sometimes that information is not so quick to access and requires a lot of searching.  I conduct a lot of internet searches mostly because I crave knowledge and the older I get, the more I shift my curiosity to other topics.  I am a brand loyal type of person so when I like a product, I tend to trust the company to provide products that make my life easier.  This holds true for the P&Geveryday™ website that not only provides information on their products but also provides valuable tips, resources and advice on a variety of topics ranging from health, beauty, food, family and more. 


This is a resource for the whole family that will help to inspire, empower and support a fun, happy and engaging family unit.  I particularly liked the section on kid friendly recipes that included such fun recipes from rock candy to flavored popcorn which not only can be used at any time but our great party idea additions.


Another favorite of mine is the Tips and Techniques.  When you are in a hurry, this is a great resource to find the answer and maybe discover something you didn't know and needed to know at the same time.  Even the Quick and Easy Recipes is amazing when you are short on time and need to make something quick.

The entire website is chalked full of great ideas, tips, recipes and more to help the reader engage in accomplishing day to day tasks as well as great ideas on getting in shape, family health, cleaning and organizing, crafts, beauty and more.  Also, if you are a big P&G consumer, you have an opportunity to learn more about their brands and products.  I had no idea P&G had so many different brands and found that I'm a consumer of over 20 of their brands!   

Check P&Geveryday™  out for yourself as you never know what you might learn and what might inspire and empower you every day!

Our Frozen Themed Birthday Party

The girls wanted a Frozen themed birthday so instead of repeating it again in June, I decided to bump Danielle's party up and combine with Jamie's.  I used Pinterest for ideas and did a lot of searching for the right items.  I made the cake myself and purchased the topper from Amazon:

Elsa and Anna Frozen 23 Piece Birthday Cake Topper Set Contrasting Spring Arendelle with Frozen Arendelle - Set Includes All Accessories Shown - Ice Cyrstals, Snow Flake, Trees, Rocks, and Backdrop along with Cake Topper Figures of Anna, Elsa, Hans, Kristoff, Sven & Olaf


I used photo programs to create the Hershey candy bar wrappers:

I purchased the felt doll digital files and cookies from Etsy:



I made the invitations:



My middle one made the pictures of Elsa and Anna from the Disney site and I purchased the Disney Frozen Castle & Ice Palace PlaysetDisney Frozen Small Doll Elsa Castle Playset and Disney Frozen Complete Story Playset from Amazon along with the gumballs and rock candy:










 





I did purchase Elsa's costume from the Disney store but I made Jamie's by piecing together different garments from Ebay and I purchased a digital file for the embroidery on the dress.  I also hand painted the design on the vest.














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If you have any questions, just sent a message.  I plan on returning to give more details!

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