Reviews

Game Day Favorites + Savings at Publix!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Game Day Favorites Available at Publix. The opinions and text are mine.

I don’t know about your household, but football is a big deal to my hubby and two boys! Each week, you can find them on the couch as they cheer on their favorite teams. I always try to make sure that they are prepared for the big game by preparing some of their favorite snacks and treats.

You can have fun by celebrating game day with great products & savings at your local Publix. Because saving money is a big deal to me, I love the fact that starting on January 20th, Publix is offering $24 in savings on some of my guys’ favorite game day products! Just visit http://www.getthesavings.com/GameDay to download your savings today!

Nothing says football to my family and I than a delicious taco bar with all the fixings! Tacos are great for a few people or for a crowd! I found a great deal on the Ortega Taco Shells 12 count boxes and Ortega Taco Sauce 8 oz. jars at my local Publix store, and feel that they are the perfect items to get any taco party started!

We especially love the Ortega Taco Shells as they are quite large and fit all of the taco fixings that you want to pile inside! They area also crisp, crunchy, and have a delicious taste! In addition, the Ortega Taco Sauce is equally delicious. It has just the right amount of heat and spices, which is the perfect complement to the perfect taco! We love to fill our tacos with black olives, onions, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. What are your favorite taco fixings? The possibilities are endless!

Be sure to visit http://www.getthesavings.com/GameDay to score savings on Ortega and other products that will be the perfect addition for your Game Day or tailgating party!

Review of Anchored Soul Boutique + Coupon Code!

Disclosure: I was provided with products from Anchored Soul Boutique to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love fashion and jewelry. Whenever I am given the opportunity to review these items I get so excited! I was recently introduced to Anchored Soul Boutique, which is a local Tampa-based boutique owned by my friend Kim and her sister Stacy.

What sets Anchored Soul Boutique apart from other boutiques and stores? Anchored Soul Boutique allows you to discover great boutique style clothing and accessories without ever leaving your home. They work with several vendors to meet your style needs and desires. 

In addition to providing beautiful and trendy clothing and jewelry, Anchored Soul Boutique has an outstanding mission. They want to empower and to help women and children that are in need. They donate a portion of their proceeds to The Spring of Tampa Bay. The Spring is a certified domestic violence center that provides women and children that are in abusive environments a safe haven as well as resources to help rebuild their lives. What an outstanding mission! 

How does Anchored Soul Boutique work? You will want to first join their Facebook Group HERE. You will then want to pay close attention to when they post new items. They offer in-stock and pre-sale boutique items.When you find a posted item that you can’t live without and want to purchase, simply comment on the post indicating the size, color (if multiple colors are listed), and your email address to send your purchase invoice. 

Kim and Stacy were so sweet to send me gorgeous pieces of jewelry. I just love the scripture necklace. It says Be Strong in the Lord. I love to wear this and the reminder that it gives me through the day! How beautiful are these Kate Spade-inspired earrings? So beautiful and they would be a great Valentine’s Day gift! I also love these neutral bracelets as they can be worn with any outfit to dress it up! All of these pieces are just stunning!

For all of my local friends, Anchored Soul Boutique is going to be at the Wesley Chapel Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day. This is going to be a fun event and it will allow you to see their products in person! This event is located at The Grove at Wesley Chapel 6105 Wesley Grove Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. 

If you are interested in shopping Anchored Soul Boutique on Facebook, save 10% off your purchase with promo code mysweetsavings. And, if your purchase is $50 or more you will get Free Shipping!

Thanks again to Kim and Stacy for their beautiful products and for allowing me to review them. Please check them out and be sure to let them know that I sent you over!

Review of PlaSmart Travel Bingo

Disclosure: I received Travel Bingo to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Want to keep the kiddos entertained while they are in the car? Travel Bingo by PlaSmart is the perfect solution! I am so thrilled to feature this product in my Holiday Gift Guide and think that it would make such a fun gift idea!

You can entertain kids and keep those long road trips fun with this game! Kids can whiz by sliding the windows shut as attractions are spotted. Play alone or with another passenger Be the first to complete one line or an entire card and shout out BINGO! This comes with 2 sets of cards.

My boys have been taking advantage of Travel Bingo lately when we are in the car and they love it! I know that this will come in handy later this month when we go on vacation and are in the car for several hours at a time. I highly recommend this fun game to all of you with kiddos! Oh, even mom and dad can get in on the fun! I plan to join in!

Have you heard of Travel Bingo before? What are you thoughts on this fun game?

Review of Christmas Forest Alpine Christmas Wreath + Giveaway!

Disclosure: I was provided a wreath from Christmas Forest in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. (Please see my disclosure policy) 

One of the things that I love most about the holiday season is the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree. The smell of evergreen lingers in the air and it cannot help to put a smile on my face! While I may not always be able to have a fresh cut Christmas tree here in Florida, I can have the smell of Christmas thanks to the beautiful wreaths from Christmas Forest!

What is Christmas Forest? “It is a place where magic happens every day, and the sights and scents of the holidays are alive year-round. From their very first handmade Christmas wreath sold back in 1976 at Pike Place Farmer’s Market until now, they have made it their mission to bring the very essence of Christmas into every wreath that we create. Alive with the fresh evergreen scent of the Cascade Mountains, each of their handcrafted wreaths is a one-of-a-kind creation, and a unique representation of who they are.” 

I was given the amazing opportunity to feature Christmas Forest in my Holiday Gift Guide this year and they were so generous to send a wreath to review. Christmas Forest sent me their Alpine Wreath and it is absolutely stunning! The pictures do not do it justice. In addition, the smell of Christmas is now in the air throughout my house! It definitely puts me in the Christmas spirit! The front of the box that the wreath was shipped in was too cute and has the fun message pictured below. My 6 year old really thought that the wreath came from Santa and his elves! How cute is this?

 

The Alpine Christmas Wreath looks a lot like the signature Cascade Wreath, but the elves added red berries for an extra Christmas color. Enjoy the aroma of the alpine fresh Christmas wreath from the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Everyone who sees this wreath on your door will love the pastel blue juniper berries and pale yellow incense buds from the Oregon desert. It’s very special and oh-so-stunning!

Thanks to generous folks at Christmas Forest, one My Sweet Savings reader will have the opportunity to win an Alpine Christmas Wreath for themselves! To enter the giveaway, please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. The first entry is mandatory while you may gain additional entries with the other options.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Review of Younique Moodstruck Epic Mascara

I was provided with product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. (Please see my disclosure policy)

Many of you will remember that I have posted about Younique products here on the blog before. I absolutely love Younique’s Moodstruck 3D+ Fiber Lashes, so I was excited to be given the opportunity to review the Moodstruck Epic Mascara. In addition, I have included the Younique Epic Mascara in my Holiday Gift Guide this year!

Moodstruck Epic Mascara is a multi-effect wonder, adding proven volume, length, and clump-free curl. The brush features intermingling high and low density bristles that grip lashes at their root, maximizing definition and volume, and the tapered tip allows for defining and thickening even your tiniest, hard-to-reach lashes with precision and control.  

I personally love that that Epic Mascara is an easily buildable formula that also acts as the perfect first step of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ for the most extreme eyelashes ever. I took a photo of myself with one eye done of the Moodstruck Epic Mascara and one eye without. You can really see the difference! Can you say length and volume? I highly recommend this product if you are searching for a new mascara. At only $24 it really is a great value. Do you use Younique products? What are your thoughts on the Epic Mascara?

Younique is not only all about the lashes. They feature other amazing products like the Lip Stain that I am wearing in the picture above. The Moodstruck Minerals Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain is amazing and lasts all day! I am wearing the Sleek shade. You can see this product HERE.

You can GO HERE to order Younique Epic Mascara and other awesome Younique products.

Purchase Your Favorite Finish® Products at Target and Earn e-Movie Cash!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Finish®. The opinions and text are all mine.

The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means! It will be time for family gatherings and parties. If you are like me, and love to entertain, there will be many guests in our homes within the next couple of months. This means that my glasses and dishes need to look their best. I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but they also put me in cleaning mode! When it comes to the dishes, I always start with the drinking glasses, as they seem to be the most challenging item in the cabinet to clean. In fact, I noticed that my drinking glasses have a white film and spots all over them. While I do use my dishwasher on a daily basis, it seems that glasses are one of those items that need special attention several times a year. Thankfully, Finish has a product that offers a solution! Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Aid 16 oz. purchased at my local Target is a problem-solver! Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Aid speeds up drying, removes spots and residue, provides glass protection and delivers a brilliant shine. In addition, it has 5x power actions and a glass protection ingredient for drier and shinier dishes. It is also safe for septic tanks, so no worries there! 

While getting your dishes clean in preparation for the upcoming holiday season, you can also take advantage of a sweet deal when you purchase Finish products at your local Target. For a limited time, receive a $5 e-Movie cash reward when you buy 2 Finish dish products in a single transaction at Target between 10/3-/17-12/21/17. Just snap a picture of your receipt and visit www.finishmovieticket.com to redeem a your $5 e-Movie cash reward. You can find Finish dish products at Target in the cleaning and home goods aisle. I really appreciate the fact that I can purchase the dishwashing products that I need at my local Target all while receiving a special $5 e-Movie cash reward. What a great offer to take advantage of especially during this busy season. Be sure to head to your local Target to take advantage of this limited-time offer so that your glasses and dishes will be the stars at the table this holiday season!

HelloFresh Review: Fresh Healthy Meals Delivered Right to Your Door

Disclosure: I was provided with a Hello Fresh Family box in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I recently had the opportunity to review HelloFresh. Out of all of the meal delivery services that I have tried, this has been a family favorite. We opted for the Family Plan which provides quick, healthy and easy meals that the entire family is sure to love! With the Family Plan, you can choose either 2 or 3 recipes to be delivered. I was sent the 3 recipe box which included crave-worthy cranberry pork with pecan couscous and zucchini, chicken sausage pizzas and balsamic meatloaf with sweet potato mash & green beans. All 3 of these dishes were winners with my family but we especially loved the chicken sausage pizzas!

Why Choose HelloFresh?

To begin with, everything is very fresh when it arrives. Even the herbs which are in their own little containers look like you just purchased them at the grocery store. Not only was I impressed with the freshness of the ingredients, but with the quality as well. Hello Fresh uses only the best! Every meal is prepped in its own brown paper bag that has all of the ingredients for your meals inside. In addition, each meal has its own meal prep card that includes step-by-step instructions for each meal.

You will first need to decide which HelloFresh meal plan is best for you and your family. Choose from Classic, Veggie or the Family plan.

The Classic Plan offers the widest variety of meat, fish, and seasonal produce. You can choose between 2 and 4 people and receive 3 meals. How many meals that you choose will determine the price of your plan. 

The Veggie Plan is a great option for vegetarians. This plan offers Vegetarian recipes with plant-based proteins, grains, and seasonal produce. Choose between 2-4 people and receive 3 meals. Once again, how many meals that you choose will determine the price of your plan. 

Lastly, the Family Plan, which I chose, provides quick and easy meals with all the YUM-worthy flavor the whole family loves. This plan serves 4 people and you can decide between 2-3 recipes. 

One of the things that I love most about Hello Fresh is the wide variety of menu options. Hello Fresh has a dedicated team of chefs who work alongside dietitians to create 15 new recipes each week. They select your meals based on your preferences but also give you the flexibility to select meals from your weekly menu. How awesome is that? I just love the flexibility that this service provides!

How would you like to try HelloFresh for yourself? GO HERE and use my code HEATHERB30 to save $30 off your first box! That is a huge discount! Please let me know what plan you try and how you like it. I honestly believe that you will love this option to get quick and healthy meals on the table as much as I do!

Stay tuned as HelloFresh will be featured in my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

Review of ICEMULE Coolers #AdventureCooler

Disclosure: I was provided with product to faciliate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

ADVENTURE AWAITS!

From the beach to the mountains and everything in-between, the ICEMULE Cooler is going to be your new favorite cooler! It’s a cooler like no other, and it’s designed for anything life throws at you.
There’s an ICEMULE for any occasion, from tailgating and camping trips, to floating down the river or sitting on the beach. The ICEMULE is the world’s coldest hands-free cooler!

I was sent the large ICEMULE Classic in blue to review and I am so amazed at the quality and functionality that this cooler provides. The ICEMULE Classic is the cooler that started it all! Let the exploration begin, leaving your hands free to enjoy colder beverages than ever before. The ICEMULE keeps your drinks ice-cold for up to 24 hours. It is completely waterproof with welded seams and no zippers, which means it even floats. You can also roll it up for easy storage while you contemplate the next excursion. I love how this keeps your drinks colder for longer. So many traditional coolers have your drinks getting warm within hours. Now, we can travel for long periods of time and have cold drinks on the way!

In addition to the ICEMULE Classic, you can also find the ICEMULE Pro, the ICEMULE Boss, the ICEMULE Tote + Mini Classic and the ICEMULE Pro Classic. In addition to these awesome coolers, you can also find ICEMULE accessories so that you can represent ICEMULE wherever you go!

Want to purchase these awesome products for yourself? GO HERE to check out the entire product lineup that ICEMULE offers. Be sure to follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for the latest product offerings and promotional opportunities!

Stay tuned because ICEMULE is going to be a featured product in the My Sweet Savings 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

Review of the Ninja Precision Processor and Spiralizer

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. lease see my disclosure policy)

I was recently given the opportunity to review the Ninja Precision Processor and Spiralizer. You will want to stay tuned as this product will also be featured as one of the Top Picks of my Holiday Gift Guide! I am a huge fan of the Ninja brand and their products, so I was thrilled to try this!

The Ninja Precision Processor and Spiralizer handles everything from chopping and mixing to dough making and pureeing! I particularly love it for spiralizing veggies as I eat Zucchini noodles several times a week! The Auto-Spiralizer includes spaghetti and fettuccine blade discs to create versatile veggie noodles so this is perfect for me. I was so surprised at just how easy this was to use. I was able to spiralize my “zoodles” in just seconds! This is such a time-saver!

I can see myself uisng the Ninja Precision Processor and Spiralizer for so many things! I can’t wait to try it for Chicken Salad, Salsas and even dough! This will allow me to tackle a wide variety of meal-making tasks with just one base. This will definitely come in handy for the holiday season!

I am thrilled to feature the Ninja Precision Processor and Spiralizer as one of the top picks in my Holiday Gift Guide and I know that you will love it as well.

GO HERE to see more details and to order this amazing product for yourself if interested.

Dunkin’ Donuts + Halloween = Spooktacular Treats for Everyone!

Disclosure: I was provided a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card in exchange for my honest opinion. Please see my disclosure policy)

Calling all Dunkin’ Donuts fans! BOO!! Dunkin’s Donuts wants to make your Halloween a spooktacular one! Have you seen the cute Halloween themed goodies that they are offering right now? My boys and I headed over to our local Dunkin’ Donuts this past weekend to check out some of these cute offerings!

I love this fun fact….when Dunkin’ Donuts was developing the Halloween donuts in the Dunkin’ Test Kitchen, they wanted to incorporate as many classic Halloween colors and themes as possible. So they decided on the deep orange, purple and chocolate colors! I love this idea and think that they items are definitely  eye-catching! 

Choose from scary good items like the Spider Donut, (our favorite) Ghoulish Glazed Donut, Witches Brew Berry Donut, Nilla Nightmare Donut and the Purple Potion Donut. There are lots of fun options to choose from including:

  • Boston Scream: A spirited variation of Dunkin’s classic Boston Kreme Donut featuring an orange drizzle
  • Scary Strawberry: A frightful version of a Strawberry Frosted Donut, with chocolate and orange sprinkles
  • Spooky Sprinkles: An eerie take on the Chocolate Frosted Donut, topped with chocolate and orange sprinkles
  • Purple Potion: Be sweet on Halloween spells with this Vanilla Frosted Donut featuring purple icing, topped with chocolate and orange sprinkles
  • Full Moon: You’ll howl for this Powdered Donut with orange-colored powdered sugar
  • Witch’s Brew-Berry: Our Glazed Blueberry Donut bewitched with a drizzle of purple icing
  • Nilla Nightmare: A Vanilla Creme Donut with orange-colored powdered sugar will haunt your dreams
  • Ghoulish Glazed: A monster-turned Glazed Donut
  • Vampire’s Delight: A spooktacular Jelly Donut
  • Wicked Chocolate: Something delicious this way comes with this Glazed Chocolate Donut
  • Owl Fashioned: An Old Fashioned Donut for a midnight treat
  • Choc-O-Lantern: The Double Chocolate Donut can be enjoyed while celebrating Halloween or carving a jack-o’-lantern

Dunkin’ Donuts is also offering their famous MUNCHKIN donut hole treats in fun Halloween themes! Choose from Ghoulish Glazed, Wicked Chocolate and more! My boys tried the “Full Moon MUNCHKINS” featuring orange-colored powdered sugar. So good and powdery delicious! And, through the end of the month, you can score 10 MUNCHKIN treats for only $1.99! 

Don’t wait too long to try these yummy treats as they are only available for a limited time! Head over to your local Dunkin’ Donuts by yourself or with the kiddos to try these delightfully spooktacular treats! Be sure to let me know what your favorites are!