Monday, December 22, 2014

Yum! Sara Lee Pound Cake Review


Thanks to bzzagent, I was able to try out Sara Lee pound cake slices for free from Kroger using a coupon that was sent to me. I loved the fact that the slices were individually wrapped, so I could just eat one at a time. I topped my slice of pound cake with fresh fruits. Yum! It does come in frozen, so putting one slice in a microwave for about 10 - 15 seconds worked for me to quickly thaw. The cake itself is very soft, moist and tasty. I'm not a big sugary dessert fan, so this pound cake was the perfect afternoon dessert for me. My children loved the pound cake slices as well. They thought I baked them:) 
One slice only contains 150 calories, so I think it's good for people who are concerned about their calorie count. I will give an A+ to Sara Lee pound cake slices!!! The box contains 6 slices in total and they were all eaten in no time at my household. I better get some more from the store soon. 
I've had a great experience with Sara Lee pound cake, but please know that my experience and your experience with this product maybe different. Although, I received this product for free of charge, I always write my honest opinion about the product based on my own experience.

Monday, November 10, 2014

I love my IMAX Wise Owls #giftidea


I'm so in love with these Owls! 
I recently purchased a set of three Wise Owls for a birthday gift to myself. I wanted this set for a long time, but I thought it was a bit pricy, so I just kept watching the price to go down.

Anyways, around my birthday in September, the price dropped from $30 to $21.82 at Amazon !!!  After the price drop down & reading reviews on Amazon , I quickly made this purchase. Most of the reviews were positive and some were negative on how it was packaged. I was very nervous about it, but my owls got delivered in perfect condition. They even look better in person than the pictures on Amazon. I quickly fell in love with these owls. They compliment my newly stained mantel. They brighten up my living room and I am very happy with this purchase. I get complements on these owls from my friends and family:)

If you are looking to purchase a unique gift this holiday season for your friend(s) / family member(s), I highly recommend these owls!!! This set of owls can be a great house warming gift as well. Currently, Amazon has it right at $30 and if you are a Prime member, you will get free shipping. I noticed that Amazon changes its pricing, so who knows, it may drop down to $21.82 again.

I am not affiliated or asked to write about this review from the makers of Wise Owls , IMAX. This review was written simply with my own experience / opinion about the product that I purchased for myself. However, I am affiliated with Amazon, so the links you see on this post contain my Amazon affiliate link. You don't have to follow my link, but if you decide to follow and make a purchase, I greatly appreciate you for following my link.


 

Thank you and Happy Holiday Shopping!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

White River Festival Community Fun Day


I just found out that the White River Festival Community Fun day will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This is a free event to the public, so if you are looking to do something in Indianapolis with your family, this might be the perfect event that you and your family can attend. It seems like a fun event for both adults & kids. This event offers Pedal boat journey, special dog photo opportunities, interactive activities and much much more. My schedule is unpredictable, but if my schedule allows, I plan to take my family to this event. If you are interested in going, don't forget to mark your calendar! For more information, please read the press release information below.

Happy White River Festival Community Fun Day on Saturday, September 6, 2014!


White River Festival Community Fun Day
offers free events for whole family Sept. 6

Pedal boat journey, special dog photo opportunities, interactive activities and more!

Saturday, September 6 | White River State Park

What: A central feature of the annual White River Festival, Community Fun Day offers the chance for the public to learn about the White River in a fun, interactive way through hands-on activities, recreational opportunities, educational tours and performances. This event is FREE to the public.

When: Saturday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Celebration Plaza at White River State Park, 801 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
Highlights: 

·      Pedal boat journey on the canal
·      2nd Annual White River Festival Walk and Fun Run (featuring photo opportunities with your dog!)
·      Art activities from the Indianapolis Art Center
·      Polar bear plunge activity with the Indianapolis Zoo
·      Face painting
·      DNR wildlife tours to explore the riverbank
·      Live animals from Cool Creek Nature Center, Hamilton Co. Parks and Recreation
·      …and much more to be announced in coming weeks!

Community Fun Day is part of the two-week-long White River Festival, which celebrates the area’s land, wildlife, plants, streams and people and highlights the theme of recreation September 1-14 at venues and locations throughout central Indiana.

About the White River Festival
Funded in large part by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, the White River Festival is coordinated by the Upper White River Watershed Alliance in partnership with more than a dozen conservation-minded organizations and community arts and education institutions. For more information, visit www.whiteriverfestival.org.

 

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This information was provided by Bohlsen Group in Indianapolis. I was not compensated to write this post. I decided to post this article simply because I believe that this event will be very beneficial for families visiting/living in the Indianapolis area. As always, please check for more information about the event by visiting www.whiteriverfestival.org 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My girls are back in school

My girls are back in school. They actually started school on July 31st! Yes, our school district started very early. I have been trying to wake up early since school started... I'm starting to feel that I'm finally getting back into the routine this week.

Now that both of my girls are in school full time, I have to pack two lunches. It's tough trying to get everything ready in the early morning hours, but I'm managing it. My girls are very happy about taking Japanese style bento lunch to school:) Take a look at the pictures of my girls' lunch that I packed for them:) Oh, by packing lunch for them, we are saving a ton of money for our household!

Happy back to school everyone!






Monday, July 14, 2014

I had a nice vacation

I just came back from my family vacation. I had a nice and relaxing time on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland with my family.  Besides spending the time on the beach, my family and I were able to visit Assateague Island located near Ocean City as well. If you never visited Assateague Island, I highly recommend this place.  You will see wild horses just roaming around on this island. Yes, I said it right, they are wild horses. My girls were so excited to see the horses and it was amazing!!!!  If you are interested in visiting this island, I encourage you to visit it's website to get more information. http://www.assateagueisland.com If you are interested in camping, they also have camping grounds on this island.  On Maryland district side of the Island, I paid $15 vehicle permit to get into the park, which was good for 7 days.  It was very interesting/educational place for my girls. They had a blast! Happy Summer 2014! 


Monday, June 23, 2014

I received Free tickets to the Brickyard 400 from Kroger Indianapolis!

This offer is no longer available! It ended on June 25, 2014. I hope some of you were able to get your tickets! 

I feel very lucky!!!! I got 2 free tickets from Kroger for the Brickyard 400 that will be held next month!  How did I do it? Well, it was very easy.  I spent $150 in a single transaction in groceries with 4 Eckrich items (you must purchase these times) and a voucher code for the Brickyard 400 was printed on the receipt. This promotion was actually printed on their ad in the Thursday's IndyStar paper. The promotion states that free tickets are given while limited supplies last, so I was a bit nervous about getting online to redeem my code, but I was successful in getting my 2 free tickets. Yay!  If I were to purchase them, they are around $180 in value. My husband is very happy, so is his neighbor friend who will be going with him to the race. 

I just want to let everyone know that I also received 2 tickets to the Indy 500 last month from Kroger as well for taking advantage of the similar promotion that they had back in April. If you plan to shop at an Indianapolis area Kroger this week, you might want to try to get your free tickets!!! The promotion started on Thursday, June 19, 2014 and ends on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 and as always, please check with your local Kroger for more details.

I’ve had a positive experience from this promotion, but please remember that your experience may differ from mine. Good luck everyone!
My printed receipt:) 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Backstreet Boys Concert Tickets Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Yuki T. of Noblesville,  IN. You've won the 2 lawn tickets to go see the Backstreet Boys Concert. I just sent you an email. Enjoy the concert! 

I want to say thank you to everyone who participated on this giveaway. I wish you the best of luck in the future giveaway contests.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Backstreet Boys Concert tickets giveaway Indianapolis!

Yay! I have a great giveaway today. This will be a great opportunity for ladies who love the Backstreet Boys!!!  One lucky winner will win two lawn tickets to go see the Backstreet Boys & Avril Lavigne. The concert is scheduled on Friday, June 13th at 7:30p.m. Yes, sorry this is a last minute giveaway that I was asked to host.  The concert will be held at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. To enter into this giveaway contest is very simple. Just shoot me an email with the subject “I want to win the Backstreet Boys concert tickets!”.  Oh and you must be a resident of Indiana, U.S 18+.  This giveaway will end on Sunday, June, 8th at 12:00p.m. eastern time. Once the giveaway ends, one of my girls will draw a winner the old fashion way. We’ll make paper raffles for each of the entrants and will pick the winner.  I will announce the winner on this blog & also will notify the winner by email. The winner will need to contact me with their name and address, so the Bohlsen Group can send you the tickets just in time for the show. 

email to enter: contact "at" poppincents.com 
replace "at" with @

Good luck everyone! 

****I was not compensated to write / host this giveaway. The Bohlsen Group in Indianapolis is responsible for fulfillment of the tickets. 

Want a ticket Now? Purchase it! 

If you are very anxious about seeing the concert, you have an option to purchase your tickets as well. Tickets are still on sale, just read the information press release below: 


BACKSTREET BOYS BIGGEST WORLD TOUR IN 10 YEARS EXTENDED!
* * ** **
KLIPSCH MUSIC CENTER
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
Tickets On Sale NOW
Due to the overwhelming demand and in answer to the request of thousands of fans, the Backstreet Boys have extended their In A World Like This U.S. tour to reach additional cities and return to those markets that sold out so quickly in 2013. With last summer’s crowds as big as 16,000 per night, the In A World Like This U.S. tour became the group's biggest tour in over 10 years, proving that Backstreet is truly back. The Backstreet Boys will return to Indianapolis at Klipsch Music Center on Friday, June 13 at 7:30pm with very special guest Avril Lavigne.
Tickets are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
“This has been an amazing year!” says Nick Carter. “So much has happened and it just keeps on going. It’s amazing for all five of us to see and feel this kind of response! How can we not come back and show our incredible fans this show?!”
Currently on a sold-out world tour in support of their new album In A World Like This and celebrating 20 years of record-breaking hits, BSB's extended tour will return to North America on Saturday, May 3, in Moncton, New Brunswick at the Moncton Coliseum, with shows scheduled in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Vancouver, Seattle and Las Vegas. BSB are happy to be joined by Avril Lavigne on all U.S. tour dates, which you can find below.
"We really wanted to put together a great show and do our best to give everyone their money’s worth,” says Brian Littrell. “Avril is an unbelievably talented artist who's a perfect fit to make these shows extra special for our fans."
It’s been an exciting year of honors and accolades for AJ, Brian, Howie, Kevin and Nick. In A World Like This debuted in the Top 5, the group received a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, performed for the President of the United States and made an unforgettable appearance in the Seth Rogen hit film This Is The End, which earned the guys a “Best Musical Moment” award nomination at this year’s MTV Movie Awards. 
“Being a part of This Is The End has been amazing from start to finish!” says AJ McLean. “Seth, James and everyone else in this crew are beyond talented and we were extremely lucky to be a part of this film.”

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"Music for All” at Ball State University in Muncie

"Music for All” summer camp will be offered at Ball State University in Muncie this summer from June 21st through June 28th and it is one of the largest summer music camps in the nation for students and teachers. This camp will be a good educational and entertainment opportunity for students and area families as well.  

They will have the evening concert series that includes:

  • Yamaha Young Performing Artists -- Monday, June 23, 8 p.m. at Emens Auditorium
  • Atlantic Brass Quintet -- Tuesday, June 24, 8 p.m. at Emens Auditorium
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- Wednesday, June 25, 8 p.m. at Emens Auditorium
  • Christian Howes and Southern Exposure, presented by Yamaha -- Thursday, June 26, 8 p.m. at Emens Auditorium
  • Drum Corps International Central Indiana -- Friday, June 27, 7 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium 
The evening concerts are open to the public. The Yamaha Young Performing Artists concert is general admission balcony seating, and no ticket is required. Atlantic Brass Quintet, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Christian Howes and Southern Exposure performances are reserved balcony seating, pricing coming soon. Children 10 and under are free. Tickets for the Emens Auditorium performances can be purchased at www.musicforall.org or by calling 800.848.BAND. Drum Corps International ticket prices range from $25-$30. Groups of 20 or more receive a $5 discount on seats in selected sections. Visit www.dci.org or call 317.275.1212 to purchase tickets for the DCI show.


The Symposium is supported locally by Muncie Music Center. More information on the Summer Symposium is available at www.musicforall.org or by calling
800-848-BAND.


For more information please visit the website:








Monday, June 2, 2014

COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ Review



I had a chance to try out a bottle of COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer  for sunny days SPF 30 sunscreen lotion that I received free from BzzAgent yesterday. Since I was outside all day yesterday working on my garden,  it was a perfect day to try out this product.





On the front of the bottle, this product states/claims that it:                                                         

-Won’t cause breakouts
-Helps leave skin soft
-Fast absorbing
-Feels clean and light


My skin is very sensitive, so I first tested it on a small area of my skin to make sure that my skin did not react to it. When I applied it, it smelled so nice. I was happy to see that it worked perfectly fine for my skin without any issues and I continued to use it for rest of my skin. Its statement was true that it won’t cause breakouts! I loved the fact that this sunscreen almost felt like I was just applying a moisturizing skin lotion leaving my skin feel very soft. I was also very surprised by the fact that it absorbed very quickly and it did not leave that sticky feeling that I usually feel with the other sunscreens on the market. I really don’t have anything negative to say about this product at all. I’m very happy.  My oldest daughter also used it during a hot day going to see the Indy 500. She said it was very gentle for her skin as well and she loved the smell. She prefers using this sunscreen from now on. This sunscreen definitely gets an A+ from me. 

I also received a small sample bottle of Coppertone sunscreen continuous spray, but haven’t had a chance to try it out. It is a water resistant sunscreen spray with SPF 50. I’m going to try it next time I go swimming and will try to write a review. 

Although I received this product for a free of charge via https://www.bzzagent.com/  this review is based on 100% based on my own experience and opinion. I had an amazing experience with this product, but please understand that your experience with this product may differ from my experience. 

Happy summer everyone and make sure to protect your skin! 


Friday, April 11, 2014

My Friday Shopping Savings

I got these three items for FREE!  A total savings of $6.68!
I went to pick up my Kroger Free Friday item this morning at the Brownsburg, IN store. Today’s freebie via digital coupon was one free Nestea iced tea 12 Pack ($3.99).  Oh my, I snatched the last one on the shelf. Sorry, whoever it was in the same aisle... I got to it while you were checking on your shopping list.  You asked me "was it the last one?”  I said “Yes” and I felt bad but no hard feelings.

Then I went on and grabbed a SavingStar’s  Friday Freebie.  Their freebie today was a pack of StarKist Tuna salad. I will get 100% cash back ($1.69) for this item on my  SavingStar account in a couple of days. For those who do not know SavingStar , it is a eCoupon site. You sign up, connect your store loyalty cards and they will give you cash back on eCoupons that you activate on your account. For more information, visit their page at https://savingstar.com.  It is absolutely free to join. In order to get your cash back, you must reach $5 total in your SavingStar account and they will pay you via PayPal.  I’ve already received a payment once and it really works.

I also had a free coupon today that I won on Aquafina’s Facebook page, so got a bottle of aqufina drink ($1.00) for free. I love my savings. I had to purchase a few other things that I needed to get, but every little savings really helps:)           


Happy Savings Everyone!


I won a coupon for one free bottle of Aquafina drink
 through Aquafina's Facebook Page:)


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shop Your Way rewards program

Zinnia Grow Kit - $4.99 at Kmart

Last night, I noticed that I received 5000 surprise points from Kmart on my Shop Your Way account. For those of you who do not know Shop Your Way, it’s a free rewards program that you can sign up to earn points. Anyways, the 5000 points I received = $5.  I immediately got online and browse through things that were under $5.

Since my youngest one is interested in planting flowers this year, I decided to get a plant growing kit for her. I was able to find this Disney Princess Zinnia Grow kit for $4.99 so with applying my points, this purchase was FREE!!!  I ordered it via Kmart website with the free local store pickup option, so shipping fee was free as well. This kit comes in a small plastic pot with dirt wafer and seeds. My little one is very excited to grow her own flowers.


Shop Your Way sends surprise points time to time to its members. There are some restrictions to what you can purchase, but you will get great savings on your purchase(s). Their membership is totally free, so if you are looking to save, I recommend this rewards program. For more information and sign up visit 
http://www.shopyourway.com


As always, please know that this post was written 100% based on my own experience/findings using the ShopYourWay rewards program. Your experience with this program may differ from mine. This blog is not affiliated with Shop Your Way, Kmart or any of their affiliates.  

Happy Savings! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Purdue University Spring Fest

Looking for something to do for the upcoming weekend in Indiana? If so, Purdue University@West Lafayette, IN  is having their annual Spring Fest on Saturday, April 12 & Sunday April 13, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

It’s a fun FREE event that my family and I went to last year and we absolutely enjoyed it . This event is definitely a family friendly/educational event that everyone can enjoy.  Last year, my girls got to milk a cow, touched bugs, saw some farm animals, did face painting, crafts and more. They had a blast!!! Just take a look at my girls' pictures/video from last year.  Fore more information, visit their website https://ag.purdue.edu/springfest/Pages/default.aspx. Hope you have fun!!! Happy Spring Fest Everyone:)




Monday, April 7, 2014

Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" 4 Vouchers Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Laura C. of Fishers, IN. You've won the Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" 4 Vouchers Giveaway. Enjoy the show Laura!

I want to say thank you to everyone who participated on this giveaway. I wish you the best of luck in the future giveaway contests.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easter T-shirts from PreciousTees ®

If you are looking for some cute Easter Tees for your little ones, check out my shop, PreciousTees ® via Cafepress.  These designs are originally designed by me with love:) I provide my designs to Cafepress and they take care of all the production and customer service. To see more adorable designs, please visit http://www.precioustees.com



Cute Lil Chick Girl's Tee
Cute Lil Chick Girl's Tee by PreciousTees
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Add your own text to Personalize! 
Cute Little Ducky Toddler T-Shirt
Cute Little Ducky T by PreciousTees
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Quack! Quack!

Cute Easter Bunny Girl's Tee
Cute Easter Bunny Girl's Tee by PreciousTees
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Cute Brown Bunny Girl's Tee
Cute Brown Bunny Girl's Tee by PreciousTees
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Add your own text to Personalize!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I Love BzzAgent

I love love BzzAgent. BzzAgent is a company that promotes products based on their members’ word of mouth reviews (Good or Bad). When you get invited to their campaign, you will receive new product that you can try & keep for free of charge. In exchange, you need to share/talk (Buzz) about your own opinion/experience about the product to your friends & family, pass some coupons/samples and report back to their site. Just take a look at the picture below of some of the things that I’ve received since I joined BzzAgent back in March, 2013.  If you are interested in becoming a member, it is absolutely free!  All  you need to do is to visit https://www.bzzagent.com for more information and sign up. Based on my own experience, I have been very happy with them and I highly recommend BzzAgent. As always, please know that your experience with BzzAgent may differ from mine. 

Good luck & Happy Buzzing Everyone! 



Monday, March 31, 2014

Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" 4 Vouchers Giveaway! Indianapolis

---Giveaway Ended on April 6th, 2014 Winner: Laura C. from Fishers, IN ---

Yes, Sesame Street Live Returns to Indianapolis!!!! Thanks to Bohlsen Group in Indianapolis, I am hosting a giveaway on this blog for 4 vouchers to give away to one lucky winner. Entering to this giveaway is simple, just enter your name and email address daily until Sunday, April 6th, 2014 12:00a.m. on the form located at the end of this post!! If you want more chances to win this giveaway, leave me a comment below by answering my question - "Who would you like to take with you to the show?" Then enter for more raffle tickets on the form. You must be an Indiana resident to enter. The winner will be selected randomly by using a tool called Rafflecopter. 

Once the winner is announced, the winner must contact me within 24 hours of announcement via email with their mailing address, so that the Bohlsen Group in Indianapolis can mail your vouchers ASAP.  The winner can redeem the 4 vouchers for 4 tickets at the box office. This will be a great show to go to for family of 4.  These vouchers are redeemable for any of the shows listed below up until the show date. However, the sooner the winner redeems the vouchers, the more seating choices the winner will have.

SESAME STREET LIVE @ THE MURAT THEATRE AT OLD NATIONAL CENTRE - Indianapolis Performance Schedule:
Fri, April 25 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sat, April 26 @ 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sun, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Press release about the show:

[INDIANAPOLIS, IN] - Join the chorus for this toe tapping, finger
snapping musical event! All you need is a song when Elmo, Abby
Cadabby, Murray and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends bring
the magic of music to life on stages big and small - and right into
the audience! The all-new Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" is
at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre from Friday, April 25 through
Sunday, April 27. Tickets for all six performances are on sale now.

When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby's magic wand, there's
something in the air - and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop,
all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing
their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and
Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing
along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good
to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic?
Join the conga line of fun to find out!

Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" offers a fun-filled learning
experience packed with the razzle-dazzle of interactive live
performance, including up-close and personal interactions on the
audience floor! Like television's Sesame Street, each Sesame Street
Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. The universal
appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long
after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft,
cleverly written script, and music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing
with children, such as fun new parodies of "Shout" and "You Can't Stop
the Music."




Want Your Tickets Now? You Have the Option to Purchase! 

If you are anxious and want to quickly reserve your seats, tickets are on sale now.  You have the option to purchase your tickets. Purchasing information is listed below: Reserved tickets are $16.00 and $25.00, with a limited number of $32.00 Gold Circle seats and $60.00 Sunny Seats** also available.

*Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are only $13.00. A facility fee of $2.00 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and special offers may apply.

**Special $60.00 Sunny Seat packages are available at all shows. Sunny Seats feature VIP seating seats and a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends.


For more information, call Old National Centre  317-231-0000.

To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be
purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com


For information online, please visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.

***All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Ticket prices subject to applicable fees.


****I was not compensated to write / host this giveaway. The Bohlsen Group in Indianapolis is responsible for fulfillment of the vouchers. 


Enter to Win 
Good Luck Everyone!

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