Low-Cal Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

This week I made a super awesome Sweet’N Low Low-Cal Lemon Drop Martini as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. Big thanks to them for allowing me to a part of the #SweetNLowStars – hope you enjoy!

I’ve been posting a few back to school giveaway posts this week. And I know a ton of other bloggy moms around the country who have kids going back to school in the next week. But – here in Central Washington, we’re still in the upper 90′s to 100′s, and have almost a month left of summer vacation left. Which means, I’m still in a summer state of mind :) We just got back from an awesome camping trip at Rimrock Lake {have you seen the pics on Instagram? It was so gorgeous.} And I just can’t feel the whole fall mindset yet. Which is why I’m still in the mood for light, simple, and easy food and drink recipes. Check out a new fave of mine – it’s even low-cal. Which is mucho important when it’s still swimsuit season here.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Giveaway for Back to School!

Are you a member of Ebates yet? If you do ANY online shopping, you definitely need to be using their site. Seriously. You get access to awesome coupon codes which save you money. You get cash back on your purchases, which gives you even more money in your pocket. And, they give away sweet prizes to reward their members – like this back to school giveaway where one lucky winner gets a Samsung Galaxy Note for free! {There’s sooo much free in this paragraph :)}

Samsung Ebates contest

 Here’s how to win:

Sign up as a new member at Ebates if you haven’t already. You’ll get a free gift card when you sign up too, as a bonus! If you’re already an Ebates user, just skip to the next step :)

Then head over to their Facebook page, enter your email, and you’re entered to win! Easy peasy. [Read more...]

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Enter to Win My Favorite Summer Sunshine Things!

Hey friends! Since the My Favorite Things Giveaway at the holidays was so popular, I thought you guys might like another set of prizes to win now that it’s summer and sunshine-y :) I’ve got a big prize pack that one lucky fan will win, and a ton of my fave bloggy buddies have prizes for you too! Keep reading to check it out….

Our Favorite Things - SUMMER GIVEAWAY

Those are all of the crazy-amazing {craymazing, for short :)} prizes you have up for grabs! Awesome, right? Browse around ‘em and pick your faves {if you can!} – then keep reading to see what my prize is, and how to enter to win them all!!

Here’s a look at it all in big ol’ basket :) My theme was “Summer Sunshine” – because you know, I’m all about sunshine. :) I shopped for a big assortment of things that were sunny and summery and made me smile. Here’s a better view:

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I hope whoever wins this will love it as much as I loved shopping for it. It’s hard to let these goodies go – they’re so fun! And – there are So many other super amazing prizes to win too! So – enter to win mine, but also check out this list that all the cool kids are using this month to find awesome giveaways to enter, and hop around to enter them too :) And of course – share this with all your friends so they have a chance to win too. There’s a ton of prizes – and you can’t win them all :) Share the love!

SUMMER Blog Hop - Hop Around

1. A Helicopter Mom | 2. About A Mom | 3. Moscato Mom | 4. Homemaking Hacks | 5. Kids Fun Review | 6. Better in Bulk | 7. A Nut in a Nutshell | 8. My Sweet Sanity | 9. Mom Luck | 10. Around My Family Table | 11. The Rebel Chick | 12. Just Stop Screaming | 13. Sunshine and Sippy Cups | 14. MiscFinds4U | 15. The Divine Miss Mommy | 16. This Mama Loves

SUMMER My Giveaway - Enter to Win

Use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form to enter. If you’re feelin’ lucky, be sure to check out the list of current giveaways going on, right on my sidebar. But as always – good luck and have fun! 



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DIY Anthropologie Beaded Lamp Hack

Hey friends! Today, I’m super excited to share an awesome guest post from the absolutely awesome Olivia from DIY Mother – she’s created an very cool DIY lamp tutorial, based on a lamp she spotted from Anthropologie. Why spend huge bucks when you can make it yourself, right? I love frugal living. I love creativity. And I love having fun pieces of decor around the house that I’ve made myself. Which means I LOVE this tutorial! Check it out, and happy crafting :)

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway Event!

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PromotionalCodes.com Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes – $1,500+ in Prizes! [Read more...]

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How to Find Your Joy this Christmas

logo ““Christmas is a race to see which gives out first – your money or your feet.” – Unknown… I’ve been sharing tips on how to slow down, savor the season, and truly enjoy the holidays – for a few weeks now. I hope you’ve been enjoying the daily tips on the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Facebook page as much as I have.

Holiday countdown calendar

If you haven’t checked it out yet, I totally recommend you take a minute to look at some of the fun daily ideas on their free Holiday Countdown calendar today, and start making a minute in your crazy-busy daily schedule to find some “me time” each day.

Buy yourself a gift day

This was one of my fave tips this past week – Buy yourself a gift day. Because honestly – as moms, don’t we usually end up getting shorted a bit when it comes to holiday gifts? We make lists, check sales, drive all over town, surf the web – all to make sure we buy amazing gifts for the whole family, our girlfriends, our partners family and friends, coworkers… And on an on. But – if you’re anything like me, your own pile of presents is kind of small. Which is ok – my holiday joy comes from watching others open the presents I so lovingly bought. But, hey – after all the work we do to try and create our version of a “perfect” Christmas, we deserve to buy ourselves a little gift too, right?

Kickasserole dish

So – this tip was perfect, since I’d just bought myself a new goodie. How fun is this “Kickasserole” dish? It’s even personalized with my name, so if you see the whole lid, it says, “Meagan’s Kickasserole.” Love-love this. I can’t wait to plan new dinner parties just to show this off at the table :)

 

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In such a crazy time of the year, it’s never been more important to go to Your Chateau. This holiday season, Chateau Ste. Michelle wants to help you find that time or place where YOU can become YOU again. Follow the MY CHATEAU Holiday Calendar: http://www.facebook.com/stemichelle.

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” - Norman Vincent Peale

{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Chateau Ste. Michelle via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Chateau Ste. Michelle.}

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Nature’s Sleep Cayman Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Does It Live Up to the Hype?

I’m a Nature’s Sleep Ambassador – #NSAmbassador – and receive complimentary memory foam products to test out and share with you guys…

As some of you may remember, as part of my big home makeover project we’ve been working on, I’ve been in the process of redoing our Master Bedroom over the past few months. We bought a new rug, built a closet, got a new TV and mount for the wall, painted the whole room, and even bought all new bedroom furniture too. And what’s a new bed without a new mattress, right? I mean, it doesn’t matter if the room looks good if the bed isn’t comfy. So I was absolutely THRILLED to find out that I was chosen to be a Nature’s Sleep Ambassador this year, so that I could try out some of the latest and greatest memory foam products, and have the most amazingly comfy bed ever. Remember when we first got it? It came all rolled up in a little box, which was crazy…

Now, after getting over the amazement of how such a big, fluffy, plush mattress could be squeezed up into such a small package – I have to admit it, I started feeling a little skeptical. I mean, it was seriously heaven when I laid down on it for the first time. Like, love-love-love. But I wondered… since it’s just foam, with no springs or anything inside, wouldn’t it just kind of squish down in places after awhile? Would it really hold up, and still form perfectly to me each time I laid down? Or would it flatten out after time?

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