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Savor the Flavor of Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries!

Disclosure: (I received a gift card to facilitate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Have you tried Dunkin’ Donuts Fries yet? If not, you are totally missing out! These warm, buttery, crispy fries are tossed in sweet cinnamon sugar and are the perfect on-the-go snack! My boys love the donut fries and always want these over a donut each time that we head to Dunkin’ Donuts! I personally love how portable that they are! Oh, you can’t each just one! They are so flaky and delicious, and once you start eating, you can’t stop popping them in your mouth! 

Head on over to your local Dunkin’ Donuts this week to pick up some Dunkin’ Donuts fries for only $2! And, you will be excited to know that Happy Hour is BACK! Head to Dunkin’ for $2 Any Size Iced Coffee from 2-6!  Now that is one sweet DDeal! 

GO HERE to see more info about this and other delicious Dunkin’ Donuts menu offerings!

Review of Watermelon Ball Jr. from PlaSmart

Disclosure: I received product from PlaSmart to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Even though summer may officially be over, the heat wave continues in many parts of the country. Here in Florida, the temperatures are still in the 90’s! With temps like this, our weekends are still packed full of fun at the beaches and our local pool.

The folks at PlaSmart sent my family and I their Watermelon Ball Jr. to review, and the boys have had quite the time with it! The Watermelon Ball Jr. is designed to look, feel, and behave like a watermelon in water! Real watermelons are nearly neutrally buoyant: first sinking to the bottom then slowly rising to the top, making them ideal for all kinds of water games. The Watermelon Ball Jr. lets players dribble, kick, bounce, pass, and intercept under water. This fun ball allows you to combine components of football, basketball, and rugby right in the water!

How does the Watermelon Ball Jr. work? You simply fill the ball with water and get your game on! The extremely durable vinyl membrane stands up to intense action, features that are sorely missing from real watermelons. As you can see from the photo above, my son Drew has had so much fun dribbling the Watermelon Ball Jr. in the pool! I personally love the vibrant and bright colors that allow you to see the ball under water easily. 

There is still time to enjoy a Watermelon Ball Jr. with your family! I would love to hear your experience and how much fun that you have with this fun toy if you purchase one. You can buy your very own Watermelon Ball Jr. HERE. Forget the standard beach ball at your next pool party. Wouldn’t this be a great addition instead? With this ball, you are sure to be a rockstar at your kid’s party!

Be sure to follow PlaSmart on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on all of their latest promotions and special offers.

Review of HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents

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

I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents. This is a remarkable product not only in functionality, but it also features Bluetooth technology, relaxing and uplifting sounds, soothing aroma and more. In addition, HoMedics is proud to become the Official Sound-Conditioning Partner of the National Sleep Foundation! This new partnership recognizes HoMedics’ continued dedication to providing quality distraction-free sleep. 

There are several things that stood out to me about the HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents and I wanted to share with you! 

Design

The HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents is very sleek and portable. It looks great sitting on my nightstand. It would look fantastic in just about any bedroom setting because of how sleek and neutral that it is.

Function

In this day and age of technology, I know that so many of us reach to our phones or smartwatches for the time, but I love this sleek option as well on my night-stand. I also appreciate that it has a dimmer so the light doesn’t have to be bright. You can actually set it to be quite dim which is super nice. I know that some people like to sleep in an almost completely dark room. I love having the option to set the alarm too. There are certainly times that I need an alarm, so this is a great option. 

Lights

I personally am not someone who enjoys sleeping in a dark room, so I appreciate that the SoundSpa Slumber Scents has color-changing ambient lights. You can choose from 6 different colored LED lights to give your room a soft illuminated, glow. 

Diffuser

The ultrasonic aroma diffuser is my favorite part of the SoundSpa Slumber Scents! As it delivers the scents through the air, they are very subtle, soothing and not over-powering at all. The Slumber Scents comes with an essential oil sample kit that includes some of my personal favorites scents: Lavender, Fight it and Orange. There is an auto-off timer: 30, 60 or 90 minutes. 

Sounds

There are 6 relaxing and uplifting sounds including thunder, campfire, zen, ocean, brook and fan. If you are someone who enjoys going to bed with sounds, then you will love the sounds from the SoundSpa Slumber Scents! Each of the sounds are nature-inspired so they are very soft and not harsh at all-very pleasing to the ear and easy to listen to.

As you can see, HoMedics strives to provide products that promote overall well-being. Its extensive line of personal wellness products allows you to relax your body, renew your spirit and simplify your life. For products and information, visit www.homedics.com. I highly recommend any of the products from HoMedics and they have something from everyone! They also make fantastic gifts! 

Exclusive Tour of the Newly Renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott

Disclosure: I was invited to the Open House event for the newly renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Last week my husband and I were invited to tour the newly renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott during their Open House event. The $20 million-dollar redesign, which includes many new amenities and features, is sure to be popular with millennials, business travelers AND even locals who are looking for a great staycation right here in beautiful Tampa Bay!

Tampa Westshore Marriott is located a few miles from Tampa International Airport and is in close proximity to the local malls, attractions and restaurants. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service as well to all locations within a 2 mile radius. So, if you don’t have a vehicle, no worries, they have you covered!

During the Open House, we were invited to tour the hotel and to see what amazing amenities that the hotel has to offer its guests. In addition to the state-of-the art rooms, the hotel offers fine dining at their Tampa Bistro Blue Restaurant, a Fitness Center, Pool, Meeting Rooms and more. If I were planning a visit to the Tampa Bay area, I would definitely be booking a room at the Tampa Westshore Marriott!  This would also be such a fabulous venue for business meetings, weddings and other events. Our evening started off with food and drinks. Let me tell you, the food and drink was amazing! The catering staff went over and beyond with all of the delicious food offerings that were made available to the guests. By the time that we left the event, I was stuffed! We were offered everything from sushi and lamb chops, to sandwiches, caprese salad and everything in-between. Oh and the dessert! They offered mini trifles, strawberry shortcakes, macarons and so much more! I loved the espresso drinks and how they had their own Marriott logo on them. They were so cute!

After the delicious food, we headed outside to tour the pool area. This was such a stunning area that any pool lover is sure to enjoy! I really appreciate how both the inside and outside area are connected. This allows for a nice way to cool off from the hot, Florida sun. This is also a great option for those families with smaller children who are visiting.

…..Look at the beautiful fruit spread that was prepared for us in the pool area!

After we finished touring the pool area, we headed up to the 14th floor of the hotel to view the Concierge lounge. This is a special area that is reserved for Gold & Platinum Marriott reward members. It is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy a bite or drink with friends or even to conduct business. The lounge overlooks the airport, so this would be a great place to watch the airplanes land or to enjoy a beautiful Tampa Bay sunset! 

On to the guest rooms! The guest rooms have a fresh, new modern look that is sure to please everyone. We toured the Kings and Double suites on the 14th floor and they are all so spacious! I love the suite option as it provides room for every member of the family to relax and unwind. Each room offer wifi, Netflix, charging stations, a coffee bar, mini refrigerator and even a balcony to enjoy the views!

We were very impressed with the renovations at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, and both hubby and I would love to take a little getaway here for the weekend! The location is prime, as it is right in the heart of the airport, restaurants, shopping and attractions. If you are planning a trip to Tampa Bay this hotel is a must! It checks off all the features that I look for in a hotel and more! Be sure to check out their website for pricing and availability.

What are you waiting for? Get ready to live a lavish lifestyle and to relax and unwind when you visit the Tampa Marriott Westshore!

The Tampa Westshore Marriott is located at 1001 N. Westshore Boulevard in Tampa. You may contact them at (813) 287-2555. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all of the latest up-to-date news and promotional offers.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Dunkin’ Donuts! #DunkinDate

(I received a gift card to facilitate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow? I feel like it crept upon us so quickly this year! Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans may be, you will definitely want to include Dunkin’ Donuts in the special day! They are celebrating by offering adorable heart shaped donuts and donuts with sprinkles and delicious fillings!

Choose from donuts like Brownie Batter filled, Pillow Talk, Vanilla Truffle filled, Pretty in Pink and so much more. Varieties may vary by location. You will also be excited to know that Dunkin’ removed all artificial dyes from donuts last month! 

I picked up some of the heart shaped donuts this morning for my boys as a special after-school treat this afternoon. They are going to be so happy! Of course, I had to grab an iced coffee while I was there! Whatever your day brings tomorrow, be sure to stop by your local Dunkin’ for a coffee or donut and celebrate with your special someone.

Tampa Bay area readers, be sure to tag your Dunkin’ date photos on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #DunkinDate! You can go directly HERE to the DDTampa Twitter page and tell them who your favorite #DunkinDate is!

Stay tuned for more fun offerings from Dunkin’ in the very near future! In the meantime, stay up-to-date on all of the latest Dunkin’ events and offers by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone and be to sure to Share the Dunkin’ Love!  💕❤️

I’m Running on Dunkin’ Donuts This Holiday Season!

(I received a gift card to faciliate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I don’t know about you, but I am officially in holiday mode right now! It has been a busy few weeks planning and preparing for Christmas and finishing up some last-minute work projects for 2017. I think that it is safe to say I am running on Dunkin’ Donuts! I have stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts several times these last few weeks to fuel up on my favorite holiday-flavored coffees and lattes!

I love the new holiday-themed flavors this year! Peppermint Mocha, my personal fave, combines cool peppermint and rich chocolate flavors. The Brown Sugar Cinnamon, brings together the sweet taste of brown sugar and the flavor of cinnamon. Both flavors are available in Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot or iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos and Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. In addition, Dunkin’ has brought back their festive holiday cups. This year, they feature a festive design and the simple word, “Joy” to convey the happiness and spirit of the season. This year’s design incorporates seasonal graphic icons like snowflakes, peppermints, holly leaves and holiday trees to stir up the warm, nostalgic feelings associated with this special time of year.

If you are a Dunkin’ Donuts doughnut lover, they have something for you as well! A holiday trio of seasonal donuts, highlights Dunkin’s merry menu. The new Frosted Sugar Cookie Donut is a frosted donut with cookie dough flavored filling and topped with crumbled frosted sugar cookies, while the new Gingerbread Cookie Donut features a caramel frosted donut sprinkled with ginger snap cookie topping. Dunkin’ Donuts also has the Snowflake Sprinkle Donut, a frosted donut with red icing and special snowflake sprinkles, and Snowflake Sprinkle MUNCHKINS, featuring the brand’s chocolate glazed MUNCHKINS donut hole treats rolled in snowflake sprinkles.

Be sure to stop by your local Dunkin’ Donuts while you are out with friends and family this holiday season and fuel up on these delicious treats!

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.

Review of Original PlasmaCar + Giveaway!

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

My boys were so excited when they found out that the Original PlasmaCar was going to be featured in my Holiday Gift Guide this year. They have seen them before, and my son Brady, who is almost 6, was so excited when the PlasmaCar arrived in the mail. He could not wait for his daddy to assemble it so that he could get on and give it a spin!

The Original PlasmaCar is an innovative, ride-on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and kid power. No batteries, gears, or pedals. Patented safety seat design places rider in a safe, comfortable position and minimizes tipping. Supports up to 220 lbs. In addition, the PlasmaCar also comes in many different color options for everyone on your gift list! The PlasmaCar would make the best gift this holiday season!

As you can see from the pictures, Brady had a blast on the PlasmaCar! Once he got on, it did not take him long at all to get the hang of it and to maneuver it. He is quite the PlasmaCar pro now and wants to ride on it every time that he has the opportunity to do so. I love that the PlasmaCar gets the kids up and moving. This is definitely a great gift idea that any child is sure to love! The Original PlasmaCar supports up to 220lbs., so even the parents can join in on the fun!

Thanks to the Original PlasmaCar, one My Sweet Savings reader is going to win a PlasmaCar for themselves! Please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. The first entry is mandatory while you may gain additional options with the other entries.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!