Friday, January 20, 2017

Swag Slopes Team Challenge (US)

Here's another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online.

Swagbucks wants you to join in the fun! Pack your warmest snow gear and pre-register today! The Swag Slopes Team Challenge begins Monday, January 23rd
All members who participate and contribute at least 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate! Members of the 1st place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 25 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate. Swag Up Rebate will be made available by 5pm PT on Friday, January 27th and will expire on Sunday, February 12th at 11:59pm PT

Join the fun today!  I have been a member of Swagbucks for  few years and love how easy it is to earn SB!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Slow and Steady- Week 19 My #Weight Watchers Journey

Hello again!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  If you haven't visited my blog lately, there are a few giveaways going on that you may be interested in.  Please stop by and check them out!

This was a small weight loss week, but I can't complain.  It is still a loss.  I lost 1/2 lb this week.  This brings my total weight loss up to 28 lbs so far.  I was expecting a bit more this week, but I am sure it will all catch up in the next couple of weeks. That is how the journey seems to go, not only for me but for pretty much anyone who is on it.  Some weeks you're down a lot, some weeks a little and some none at all.  The body is an amazing machine that does wondrous things.  We have to take care of it like a car.  What we put into it is what we will get out of it.

This week I wanted to talk to you about unconcious eating. You know when you're sitting on the couch and have a bag of chips or cookies sitting next to you while you surf the internet, and you reach in and suddenly realize they're all gone? Yes, that unconcious eating.  I've done it on many occasions in the past, one too many times in reality.  I wanted to tell you what I do to prevent me from being an unconcious eater.  I portion out my snacks.  Weight Watchers has a lot of preportioned snacks that I pick up at my meetings, but if I buy snacks in the store, I will look at the serving size on the package and portion out servings in individual bags or I will take 1 serving in a small bowl or cup.  This keeps me from over indulging.

Do you ever find yourself wanting a snack but not sure what to have?  Here are some of the things that I have when I want to snack:

3 cups of Jolly Time Healthy Pop popcorn

3 pizzelle cookies

(you can also use these to make ice cream sandwiches,  Just take 2 pizzelle cookies and in between add some fat free cool whip and sliced strawberries)  or you can blend a frozen banana and add it in the middle instead.  The possibilities are endless.

Freeze for an hour then enjoy.  I sometimes make a bunch and freeze them individually in baggies.  Then when I want a frozen treat, I grab one.

Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 cup is only 40 calories and it is packed with flavor.  You can add your own sweetener if you want, but it is good on its own.  This helps to curb hunger and gives me that chocolate fix I want.  There is also an unsweetened vanilla variety as well.

Of course fruit and veggies are always our best choice and should be eaten on a regular basis.  However, if you want to indulge once in a while, go ahead!  Don't deprive yourself.  Just remember, you are in control of yourself.

What kind of snacks do you enjoy?  Feel free to leave some ideas below or on my Facebook page.  I would love to hear your snack choices.

Have a great week!  I will.


Winter time is here and I have teamed up with a group of great bloggers (hosted by Planet Weidknecht) to giveaway some great prizes to help you beat the Winter blues!

Each blog has their own prize and will choose their own winner, so be sure to enter them all!

My blog prize is being sponsored by LUGZ

Lugz are my favorite affordable boots.  They have such great style boots in an array of colors, materials and styles.

My winner will receive a beautiful pair of 

I love these boots!  They are warm, help keep my toes dry in the snow, have a great fir collar that softly hugs foot, have great grip to help me stay stable in slippery terrain and are super cute!

Available in all of these great color combos!


The Women’s Tambora combines fashion, comfort, and functionality to assure that you will love your boots for years to come.


  • Permahide Upper
  • Soft acrylic fur lining
  • Cushioned insole and padded tongue
  • Rubber toe cap and heel
  • Adjustable fold-down collar


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

OZERI Black Ceramic Knives and Stand #Review

These knives are gorgeous! I love them so much more than other ceramic knives I have used in the past. The sleek design, shape of the handle and comfortable grip really are great. They cut well too. I like how easy the knives glide through my foods that I am preparing. I also like that they come with knife guard sleeves and point protectors.

  • The Elite Chef Black Ceramic Knife Set includes 3 ultra-sharp 100% ceramic knives that slice through fruits, vegetables, and boneless meats with ease.
  • Coupled to perfectly balanced ergonomic handles, the Elite Chef Ceramic Knives make chopping, mincing and dicing easier than ever before.
  • By utilizing the purest ceramic, each blade is close in hardness to diamonds and preserves its razor-sharpness 10 times longer than steel blades.
  • Unlike metal knives, the Elite Chef Knives do not corrode, rust or leach metal ions from extended exposure to moisture, oils or acids in common foods.
  • Each Ozeri knife weighs less than half of an equivalent metal knife, thereby reducing fatigue and pain from repetitive cutting and meal preparation.

You can purchase these knives by visiting:

Here is the knife stand that can be purchased separately for the ceramic knives.  It is very nice and modern.  The stand is adjustable. I usually keep it erect but when I am using them or about to use them

 I like to tip the knife that I plan on using down so it is easier to access. The stand is very modern and sleek in design and doesn't take up a lot of space. The quality of the stand is very durable and it functions well. 

  • Designed for the Ozeri Elite Chef 3-Piece Ceramic Knife Set, with separate spaces for a 3", 6" and 9" knife.
  • Holds up to 3 kitchen knives, each with a protective enclosure that prevents blade damage from contact with other knives.
  • Adjusts from flush to an angled position so that the knife handles can be staggered or arranged in a row.
  • Stands securely on any flat counter with slip-resistant rubberized feet.
  • Made of durable acrylic with a reflective black veneer.

Right now this stand is on sale 50% off at the time of this post.  Please use this link to order:

Disclosure:  I received these products to review for my honest opinion.  Your opinion may differ.

Make Your Gift Personal With #gifts #personalization #favors is a great company that creates personalized products for your recipient.

I love this mug that I chose from  It is fun, lighthearted and colorful. It is perfect for the gardener or vegetarian in your life.  I chose it because I loved the saying on it and loved the pattern.  I also chose it to remind me to eat more veggies.

At you can choose products based on likes, occupations, hobbies and more.  You can add any name you want, even hard to find names because each item is personalized by you.

Here are some of the passions that you can choose from:

Hobbies, Sports, Pets, Relationships, Professions, Locations, Majors and Zodiac.

These mugs are perfect to give as a party or wedding favor.  Have a reunion coming up?  Why not let create something special for it?

To order the mug shown above or any other personalized item,  please visit

Disclosure   I received this product to review free of charge.  All opinions expressed are based on my own personal opinion.  Your opinion may differ.

Huge Savings and $300 Visa #Giveaway on Beautiful Empyrean bedding Sheets #savings #bedding #decor

Empyream Bedding Sheets are so luxurious.  They are soft and attractive. They feel so silky to sleep on.  I feel like I am in a 5 star hotel when I go to bed at night.

Thank you to my sister for allowing me to use her spacious room for my photos.

The sheets are very well made and fit tall mattresses.  They have straps that stretch to hold the sheets in place.  This is especially good for me because I toss and turn a lot when I sleep.

The bedding is soft like silk and I love this chocolate color.  These sheets is available in a large array of  colors and sizes.

I love the pin striping on the sheets and pillow cases.  It adds a classy touch.

I was very impressed with the durable quality of these sheets.  The price is even more impressive!  And guess what?  Now you can save HUGE on the purchase of these sheets!  Not only that, but anyone who has these sheets and reviews them on the link I will be posting, gets entered for a chance to win a $300 Visa gift card by the Sponsor!

The Comfort Zone has a beautiful assortment of sizes and sheet colors.

Available in


Colors available:

Chocolate (shown)
Navy Blue
Teal Blue
Sage Green

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If you already own these sheets, be sure to enter their giveaway by reviewing what you think of them!

There is also a FREE entry just by signing up for super deals!

You can purchase these sheets at a huge discount OR enter the giveaway by visiting:

Clearance Sale on Empyrean Bed Sheets $9.99 - $22.99 Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. I received this product to review.  No other compensation was received. This blog is not responsible for prize distribution.  Prize will be awarded by Sponsor.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Get Paid to Try Hulu #spon #swagbucks

If you've been thinking about trying Hulu, this is the time to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $20 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $12 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here's how you do it:

1. Click this link.
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign up through the link above and get your 2000 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of February. So that's $20 (2000 SB) for trying Hulu plus your $3 (300 SB) bouns, which gets you 2300 SB, which means you make $15 total just for watching TV!

Why not give it a try? This is the perfect time!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Lemon-Coconut Squares via @Blogsrelease

These lemon coconut squares are sure to be pleasing to your family and friends.

What You Need
35 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/3 cups)
1 cup sugar, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. zest and 1/4 cup juice from 2 lemons, divided
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/3 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut

Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix wafer crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, butter and lemon zest until blended; press onto bottom of 8-inch square pan. Bake 8 min.
Beat eggs and remaining sugar in small bowl with whisk until well blended and thickened. Add lemon juice, flour and baking powder; mix well. Pour over crust; sprinkle with coconut.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until center is set and top is lightly browned. Cool completely. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled before cutting to serve.

Swago: Winter Wonderland

It's time for you to unwrap your SB bonus this holiday season courtesy of Swagbucks. This month's Winter-themed Swago board offers a possible 300 SB ($3) Bonus!
What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. When you complete a task, watch that square change colors. You can then redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great way to learn how to use the site, and it's a lot of fun!
Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus:
  • Swago will begin on Monday, January 16th at 9:01am PDT/12:01pm EDT, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • The game ends Monday, January 23rd at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.
If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up here: SWAGBUCKS

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post

Sunday, January 15, 2017

PAWSitively in Love Valentine's Giveaway Hop 1/16 - 1/30 #Pawsinlove

Co-hosted by Miss Molly Says and  Mom Does Reviews

Hello Pet Lovers and Happy Valentine's Day!

It is that time of year again where we show our affection to those that we love.  This year I am a part of this wonderful giveaway hop that celebrates the love of pets and their owners.

The prize I am giving away is a $25 Petco Gift Card!  I know how much pets love to visit Petco and pick out toys for themselves!

My little puppy nephew loves Petco!

He is a handsome little devil, isn't he?

Here is my little girl, my Honey Bunny

She is my little shadow and the love of my life.

Tell me about your pet below and enter to win my special prize for your sweet pet.

Use my rafflecopter form to enter to win and then be sure to visit all of the other blogs that a part of this wonderful giveaway hop and enter to win their prizes on their blogs!

My giveaway link is only for the Petco gift card. Each separate blogger is responsible for their own giveaway,

This giveaway is open to US residents aged 18 or older.  (Void where prohibited by law)

Enter here:

Then visit this link to enter all of the other giveaways!

or click each link here:

Disclosure : Savvy Sweeper Blog is responsible for the Petco gift card prize only.  Each other blog will be responsible for their own giveaways and prize winners.