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TGI Fridays Raises the Bar with Their $12.99 Big Ribs Deal! #DemandBiggerRibs

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TGI Fridays. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

Meat lovers rejoice! TGI Fridays is raising the bar with the return of their $12.99 Big Ribs DealAmericans deserve a higher quality rack of ribs on their plate and this deal from TGI Fridays definitely will not disappoint! The $12.99 Big Ribs offer is for a full rack of Big Ribs in any of three savory styles: Traditional BBQ, Jack Daniel’s, and new Bourbon Bacon. Included with this offer is your choice of two sides. All of that for $12.99? Now that is one sweet deal! In one, bold voice with meat-lovers across America, Fridays wants everyone to #DemandBiggerRibs!

In addition, you can still take advantage of the Choose Two Meats promotion (which includes Big Ribs as a half-rack portion) that was launched earlier in the year. Choose 2 meats off the grill AND 2 side dishes for only $14.99! This is such a fantastic deal and makes for a fabulous date night! This offer is valid at participating TGI Fridays through October 2018.

If that wasn’t enough, Fridays rolled out the new Blackberry Buzz Rita. It’s a disruptive cocktail on their bar menu that is based on a variation of Fridays existing Blackberry Margarita. The secret to this amazing cocktail is the Buzz Button (aka the Electric Daisy). The Buzz Button, when eaten, accentuates flavors and provides a unique tingling sensation. First, your salivary glands activate. Then your tongue begins to tingle. That tingle turns to a prickle, and suddenly your whole mouth is numb. You can pick apart each ingredient and the drink is electrified.

Have I tempted your tastebuds yet? Head on over to your local TGI Fridays with family, or for a fun date night with your sweetie! You are sure to have a great time no matter what item you choose from the menu!

Fish Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own. 

 I often feel that since we live in Florida it is sometimes easy to take for granted the wealth of fresh in-season produce that abounds. Whether it be fresh sweet corn, zucchini, tomatoes or peppers, there is always something in-season! While Florida farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round, my local Publix supermarket is my go-to place for Fresh From Florida in-season produce.

A couple of our favorite varieties of Fresh From Florida produce are tomatoes and sweet corn. I used these products last week to whip together a batch of our favorite Fish Tacos and Sweet Corn Salsa. My entire family loves this dish, and I take pride in knowing that I am giving them fresh, quality ingredients. Why not try my Fish Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa for yourself? 

Fish Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh tilapia

1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro

4 ears of fresh sweet corn, cut off the cob

1/2 red onion, diced

1 small diced jalapeño

1 small diced chili pepper

1 carton of red grape tomatoes halved

the juice from 2 limes

salt/pepper to taste

1/2 tbsp. butter for the fish

tortillas, warmed

Cotija Mexican cheese

avocados sliced

Directions:

Season tilapia with salt and pepper. Place into a buttered skillet and cook until flaky and tender. Cut into bite size pieces and set aside.

To make the Sweet Corn Salsa, combine the tomatoes, corn, red onion, jalapeño, red chili pepper and cilantro. Add in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble the fish tacos, place bite-sized fish pieces into a warmed tortilla and top with salsa. Add avocado slices and cotija cheese. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top and serve. These are so fresh and mouthwatering. Each bite has the perfect amount of sweetness and heat!

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Get Your Chocolate Fix with OREO Chocolate King Size Candy Bars at Walmart for Only $1!

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I can’t think of anything better than saving money and chocolate! I am super excited that Walmart is offering my favorite OREO Chocolate King Size Candy Bars for just $1! This is one sweet deal that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

OREO Chocolate King Size Candy Bars are available in two varieties- original or mint chocolate. At this price, why not pick up both flavors? These indulgent bars combine two of the world’s favorites, Milka Chocolate and OREO! We all know that OREO is milk’s favorite cookie, so what’s not to love? These bars are deliciously dunkable OREO Cookies enveloped in a rich vanilla flavored crème filling and coated in chocolate candy. Yum!

These delectable treats also make great gifts, so why not pick up several and give them to friends as a sweet treat? Don’t delay! Head over to Walmart and stock up on OREO Chocolate King Size Candy Bars today!

AND, be sure to enter the giveaway below between Monday, April 9- Friday April 27, for your chance to win! There will be 1 $200 Walmart Gift Card Grand Prize and 6 $50 Walmart Gift Card Prize Winners!

I-C will randomly select 7 winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the 7 winning prizes.
OREO Chocolate Candy Bar Sweepstakes

Make Life Easier with the Google Pixelbook from Best Buy!

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.

As a blogger, I am always on the lookout for ways to make my life easier, especially when it comes to the computer. In addition, I love a computer that allows me to work faster so that I am more productive with my time. The Google Pixelbook from Best Buy is a new high performance Chromebook that is sure to help you work faster and easier. Through April 7, we can save $100 on our purchase of this amazing product! 

Here are some important features about the Google Pixelbook, and what makes it the perfect computer for anyone!

  1. Google Assistant Built in– It’s the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in, so you’ll be able to get more done faster and smarter. It’s easily accessible via the dedicated Google Assistant key on the keyboard, or by using the “Ok Google” wake word you’re already familiar with. You can also use the Pixelbook Pen, which is a plus in my book! 
  2. Size – At just 10.3mm, Pixelbook is Google’s thinnest laptop ever, with a lightweight aluminum construction that enhances portability. 
  3.  Powered by Chrome OS – This computer will ensure that you always have the latest security and software features with software that automatically updates in the background.
  4. Pixelbook Pen1– the smart, responsive stylus — designed to enhance the way you work and play.
  5. Touchscreen– I love a computer with a touchscreen, and the Google Pixelbook is no exception! The 360° touchscreen and versatile 4-in-1 design will seamlessly adjust to whatever you’re doing. How cool is that? You can sketch or edit photos, stay productive with GSuite apps that Drive automatically backs up to your device5, and enjoy on-or-offline access to movies and TV shows with apps like Google Play Movies and YouTube Red.
  6. Apps for work and play– Do more of what you love with apps including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Photos and more. You can always download your favorites from YouTube Red and Google Play Movies to enjoy even without Wi-Fi.
  7. Speed and Battery Life– I love this feature! Your Pixelbook will start up in under 10 seconds and stay fast throughout the day, and won’t slow down over time. With up to 10 hours of use, Pixelbook’s battery lets you stay on the move without looking for outlets. And when you do need a charge, get two hours of use with just 15 minutes of charging. Wow, that is very impressive! 
  8. Price– This computer is priced very reasonably. Don’t forget that through April 7, the Google Pixelbook is $100 off at Best Buy! Sounds like a great time to upgrade for a new and sleek computer!

Save on Air Wick Essential Mist Kits at Walmart + Enter to Win a $50,000 Air Wick Home Makeover or a $5,000 Air Wick Room Makeover!

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

Spring is in the air! I don’t know about you, but there is something about the springtime that gets me in the mood to clean and refresh my home! One of the ways that this can be done without breaking the bank is with fragrance. I love to ensure that my home smells inviting and fresh and that there is a relaxing atmosphere throughout.

Air Wick Essential Mist Kits found at Walmart are the perfect complement to any home! Infused with natural essential oils for natural fragrance, these kits automatically diffuse scent with a gentle mist to surround you. I personally love that these kits are elegant, compact and portable. The sleek design allows them to fit right in with your home décor no matter the style that you may have. I placed my kits in the living room, entryway, and bathroom, and the subtle design looks beautiful with my décor.

Found at Walmart in the household cleaning aisle, Air Wick Essential Mist Kits are sure to be the preferred way to keep your home smelling spring-fresh year round! Available in Lavender & Almond Blossom and Fresh Water Breeze, these kits transform natural essential oils into a gentle fragrant mist to surround you with fragrance that is subtle, yet invigorating and welcoming. When you entertain, be sure to have several of these kits on hand as they provide the perfect amount of fragrance throughout your home. I purchased the Lavender & Almond Blossom scent, and am basking in the soft, natural lavender and delicately sweet almond blossom scent that it provides. I love the tranquil feeling of serenity and joy from every fragrant puff of Air Wick Essential Mist!

Would you like to try the Air Wick Essential Mist Kit in your home? From 2/23/18 to 4/30/18, you can receive a coupon HERE to save $1.50 off the Air Wick Essential Mist Kits found at Walmart when you enter the Air Wick Home Makeover Sweepstakes! You could win a $5,000 Air Wick Room Makeover or a $50,000 Air Wick Home Makeover! How fabulous would that be? Be sure to enter and let me know if you win big!

TGI Fridays Deal: Choose Two Meats AND Two Sides for Only $14.99!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TGI Fridays. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 


I don’t have to tell you that I love a great deal. I especially love to find great deals and share them with you, my readers! When I found out that TGI Fridays had a new promotion, I could not wait to share it with you!

For a limited time, you can choose 2 meats off the grill AND 2 side dishes for only $14.99! This is such a fantastic deal and would make for a fabulous date night! Hubby and I definitely will be heading to TGI Fridays for a fun and delicious date night very soon! 

With this special offering, you can choose 2 of the menu options listed below for your $14.99 deal: 

*NEW Center-Cut Sirloin
A 6-ounce premium center-cut sirloin seasoned with a hickory smoked sea salt,
topped with parmesan butter.

*NEW Half-Rack of Fridays Big Ribs
Fridays Big Ribs are 30% meatier, bolder and tastier premium pork back ribs that are
cooked low and slow in-house.

*NEW Dragon-Glazed Salmon
An Atlantic salmon filet brushed with a sweet and spicy Korean BBQ sauce and
topped with a mango pico de gallo, made in-house daily.

*NEW Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Shrimp
Two skewers of three large jumbo shrimp, wrapped in hardwood smoked bacon and
brushed with a parmesan butter sauce.

*NEW Parmesan-Crusted Chicken
A new and improved Parmesan-Crusted Chicken topped with a white poblano queso
and toasted with crispy Parmesan bread crumbs.

What two items will choose from on the menu? With such mouth-watering offerings, it is a tough decision, but I will be trying the salmon and shrimp for sure! Everything sounds so delicious! For more info on this promotional offer, visit https://www.tgifridays.com/choose-2.

In addition, don’t forget to sign up for the TGI Fridays Rewards Program and to download their app. As a Fridays Rewards member, you will receive amazing perks like free chips and salsa with every Fridays visit, invites to special events, and all kinds of other great rewards.

Strawberry Coconut Granola Using Dehydrated Strawberries #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Preserving Florida Strawberries

I will admit that I have a deep affection for Florida strawberries. Since I had the opportunity to visit the glorious strawberry fields with some blogging friends last year, I have grown quite a love for Florida strawberries! Whether I eat them by the handful, as a topping for ice cream or yogurt or in a smoothie, there is nothing better than the taste of fresh strawberries. Since Florida Strawberry season runs December through April, right now is the perfect time to stock up and enjoy these red gems of juicy goodness!

Florida strawberries are in such abundance right now so be sure to stock up while you can! Did you know that Florida strawberries can easily be preserved to enjoy all year long? This makes me so happy! Preserve fresh strawberries by freezing, drying, pickling, and canning them. This is a sure way to enjoy your favorite berries any time of the year.

Drying Strawberries

One of my favorite ways to preserve strawberries is by drying them out in the oven. Yep, you read that right, in the oven! This really is a simple process and when you dry out (dehydrate) the strawberries in the oven, they taste like candy!

How to Dry Strawberries in the Oven:

 -Purchase Florida strawberries from your favorite store or produce market. You will want to ensure you pick berries that are plump and ripe. Discard any berries that are mushy as these will not dry out properly. I would also suggest that you dehydrate at least 2lbs. since the berries shrivel up significantly.

-Preheat your oven to 200. While the oven is pre-heating, wash and dry the strawberries.

-Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Make sure to use parchment paper and nothing else. This will ensure for even, dried out strawberries.

-Remove the green leafy part of the strawberry. A little trivia for you….did you know that the green leafy part is called the calyx? I learned about all of the different sections of the strawberry when I had the opportunity to visit a Florida Strawberry Grower’s Association event last year with my blogging friends from Sunday Supper. This event gave me an even deeper love for my favorite strawberries, as I was able to see first-hand what goes into to the strawberry growing process.

-Cut your strawberries in half lengthwise. If you have some larger berries, you may need to cut them into thirds. Place the berries skin side down on the parchment paper. Make sure that you leave enough space in between each berry to let the air circulate through and dry them out. Do not overcrowd your baking sheets. This is very important!

-Bake for 2 hours. Take out of the oven and turn the berries over. Bake for another 2 hours. If you feel that the berries need to dry out further, you can cook for another 30 minutes to an hour. Just be sure to keep an eye on them. The berries should slip right off of the parchment paper.

-Store in an airtight container and enjoy! These berries are the perfect addition to cereal or yogurt, or just to eat by themselves. You can also use your dehydrated strawberries in my Strawberry Coconut Granola. This granola is packed full of delicious flavors that your entire family is sure to love!

Strawberry Coconut Granola Using Dehydrated Strawberries

Ingredients:

6 cups rolled oats

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup slivered almonds

1 cup flax seed

1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

1 cup maple syrup

1 cup vegetable oil

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add in the liquid ingredients and mix together until well combined.

Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Cook for 45 minutes. Halfway through the baking process, stir the granola to avoid burning.

Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool for several hours. After the granola has cooled, stir in the dehydrated Florida strawberries.

Store in an airtight container or jar to keep on hand and enjoy for snacking! You can also serve with milk as a cereal or use the granola as a topping for your favorite yogurt or ice cream!

Enjoy! You won’t be able to keep your hand out of the jar, I promise!

Need more Florida strawberry inspiration? Visit Strawberry Sue or follow Strawberry Sue on You Tube or Twitter. Florida Strawberry can be found on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle +and Pinterest.

In addition, be sure to check out my fellow Sunday-Supper blogging friends below who have even more delicious inspiration for preserving Florida strawberries.

How to Preserve Strawberries

Canning

Dehydrating

Freezing

Pickling

Sunday Supper MovementThe Sunday Supper Movement is committed to bringing our readers delicious recipes that encourage them to gather and eat together around the family table. Search for your favorite ingredients on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas and inspiration.

I’m a Mean Green Cleaner Brand Ambassador + Mean Green 101!

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

I am super excited to share with you that over the next year, I will be a Mean Green Cleaner Brand Ambassador! What does this mean? Not only will I be able to get lots of cleaning done in my home by testing out Mean Green cleaning products, but I will be sharing cleaning tips, videos and more!

About Mean Green 

If you are not familiar with Mean Green products, they are a line of superior heavy duty cleaners, degreasers, and all-purpose cleaners. Lab tests prove it beats nearly every other cleaner on nearly every stain. And because it’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and contains no acid, ammonia, or bleach, you can feel safe using it just about anywhere, inside and out.

This infographic shows just how diverse Mean Green products are!

Mean Green Product 101

Mean Green offers a variety of products. You are sure to find a product that will fit any cleaning predicament you have! I am thrilled to share with you some of the products that I received from Mean Green and have been testing out the past few weeks.

Mean Green Auto & Garage Cleaner and Degreaser– Mean Green Auto & Garage is a concentrated, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser. This product is perfect for tough grease and grime. In fact, it can remove and dissolve petroleum based grease, grime, and oil from engines, tools, and concrete, to outdoor furniture, grills, painted surfaces, and more! The Mean Green Auto & Garage is my hubby’s favorite of the cleaners. He keeps it in the garage and uses it for those messes that are usually hard to clean up. With the Mean Green Auto & Garage, clean up is a breeze! I also love it for those messes that can build up on the grill. The grease can build up and cake on. With the Mean Green Auto and Garage, it just wipes right off! 

Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser – This is a great product for pretty much anything! Use it for ovens and counters, toilets and showers and even carpet and stains! Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser is the ultimate cleaner! No wonder Mean Green has been a trusted brand for more than 20 years!

Mean Green Mildew Destroyer with Bleach – If you have tough mildew stains in your shower or your toilet, this product is for you! Not only does the Mean Green Mildew Destroyer with Bleach kill mildew, it also removes soap scum. My shower and toilets have never looked cleaner since using this product! I love that you can also use it in dark, damp spaces like patios where mildew can quickly get out of control.

Mean Green Orange Champ Cleaner and Degreaser – This product is one of my personal faves! Not only does the Mean Green Orange Champ Cleaner and Degreaser have a pleasant citrus scent, but it gets the job done! I love to use this for my kitchen countertops, sinks and even the floors. This is also a superb product to use in the garage and for recreational purposes. It is great for tools, sports gear and more!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time! Have fun cleaning with Mean Green!

The Benefits of Eating Fresh from Florida Produce

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own. 

One of my favorite things about living in Florida is the wealth of fresh in-season produce that abounds! While Florida farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round, my local Publix supermarket is my go-to place for Fresh From Florida in-season produce.

The Benefits of Eating Fresh from Florida Produce

As a mom, giving my family locally grown, in-season produce is beneficial for many reasons. Eating seasonally ensures that the products are fresher more delicious! I also love knowing that the produce was grown and harvested locally. It gives me great pride in knowing that my purchase is helping to support local hard-working farmers and their families. Because the produce is grown locally, it does not take as long to ship to my local store. This in turn, makes for fantastic deals on the in-season produce that my family loves. Buying local and in-season produce at your local store is definitely a way to put some extra money back into your wallet. In addition, eating in-season locally grown produce also encourages a diverse diet. You can tell by looking at the vibrant colors of the Fresh From Florida produce, that the nutritional benefits are superb!

Fresh is always best! If you want to see which produce is available right now, Fresh From Florida has put together a checklist of in-season produce. This list will be so helpful as you prepare your shopping trip and menu for the week! I suggest printing the list out and keeping it with you each time that you shop.

On my recent trip to Publix, I was so excited to see the Fresh From Florida signage throughout the produce department. I was able to pick up many of our favorites including gorgeous bright red strawberries, mushrooms, tomatoes and green peppers. I also found cabbage, green beans and radishes, and plan to make a delicious and crisp salad. We love having pizza night each week and many of these veggies that I picked up are going to make for tasty and healthy toppings!

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Blinker: The New Way to BUY & SELL Your Car!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blinker. All thoughts and opinions are my own. (Please see my disclosure policy)

My family and I recently went through the tedious process of buying a new vehicle. I don’t have to tell you that  buying (or selling) a vehicle can be quite a tiresome and long task. I strongly dislike going from dealership to dealership only to be given the run-around about paperwork, financing, hidden costs, and more.

Thanks to Blinker, a new and Free mobile app, it is quicker, easier and safer to sell (and buy) your car yourself. The middleman is cut out of the equation allowing you to save thousands! Blinker puts you in control of car ownership, allowing you to buy, sell and finance cars yourself, all on your smartphone. Sounds intriguing, right? Before I continue with the amazing details about Blinker, I wanted to let you know that for a limited time, when you download Blinker, (for free) enter code MySweetSavings and list your car for sale, you’ll earn $200 when it sells! Now that I really have your attention, let’s continue on with this conversation…..

Buying a car with Blinker:

Download the Free Blinker app.

Enter your zip code to see what vehicles are available in your area. The vehicle listings not only include price, make and model, they also show mileage, price comparisons, vehicle history and a Carfax report, and more!

Buying a car with Blinker is as easy as snapping a photo-

Blinker’s patented mobile app makes the approval process as simple as snapping a photo of your driver’s license. They then securely pull information from your image, ask a few questions and display your loan terms in just a few minutes. If you would rather be pre-qualified via computer, that option is also available. Buying a car has never been easier! 

Know your monthly payment for every vehicle-

Once you’re pre-qualified with Blinker, you will know your financial budget without having to lock yourself in a loan. When you are ready to shop, browse the marketplace to see what your monthly payment would be on verified vehicles near you.

YOU are in control of your vehicle financing-

Car financing can be the scariest part in the car-buying process. With Blinker, you can get a car loan all on your own! This allows you to see your lowest possible rate rather than hear it from someone on the other side of a desk. 

Selling a car with Blinker:

Did you know that 28 million people in the US sell their cars to dealerships each year and lose thousands of dollars? Blinker makes selling your car a breeze! It really is as easy as 1,2 3!

 

Snap a photo of your car

Blinker will automatically pull up all the details on your car – including mileage, specs, plus the estimated Black Book™ value so you will instantly know how to price it fairly.

List it with the tap of a button

When you list your car on Blinker, it will be automatically listed on other major marketplaces – so you don’t need to do any additional work to reach additional buyers.

Put your feet up and wait

Once your car is listed, interested buyers will message you directly in the app. Isn’t it nice when technology does most of the work for you? When an offer comes in, you will immediately receive a push notification via the app, as well as an email. You can choose to accept the offer or negotiate a better offer with the buyer. Sounds easy, right? 

How much can Blinker save me?

Blinker will not only save you time, but it will also put cash back into your wallet! I like the sound of that! When the free Blinker app launched in Texas, people were earning an average $3,000 more than trading in at at the dealership! Blinker has also serviced millions of dollars in auto loans and won a 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award.
Don’t forget….for a limited time, when you download Blinker, (for free) enter code MySweetSavings and list your car for sale, you’ll earn $200 when it sells! Using Blinker really is a win-win!
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