Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is getting closer...it's Sunday, May 11th.  I know it seems almost too easy, but sincerely, jewelry and flowers are a solid way to go for Mother's Day (I'm a mom, I would know).  But there are TONS of bracelets, necklaces, and roses out there--which ones do you get?  Here are some suggestions from people and places I've actually used and loved.

Rachel Rode Jewelry for Heart and Sou
Rachel has an etsy store, and she's a mom who makes beautiful pieces (custom if you need something specific).  If your mom is religious, Rachel has a huge collection of rosaries.

Or if your mom has an August birthday (like me, which is why I love these so much), these Tree of Life earrings--August birthstone, are SO pretty and unique.

Ashley Witherspoon Jewelry
Another great site for custom pieces is Ashley Witherspoon Jewelry.  If you need a gift for someone who's a little more "rock and roll" than rosary, you've gotta see her cool skull bracelets.  She's married to a bona fide rock star (the lead singer of Sevendust), so she has great inspiration.  Need certain colors or length?  She'll do it, and it'll look amazing (just ask my sister, who just got some Swedish inspired bracelets made by Ashley!). 

 Disclosure--The information below contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation if you make a purchase using this link.

As far as ordering flowers online, TheBouqs.com is absolutely the way to do it.  Log in, then pick out a great bouquet for a flat fee--no shipping charges!  Pick a $40 bouq, use promo code WELCOME20 to get 20% off your first order, and NO shipping fee, so you'll be sending great flowers for $32.  As somebody who has sent tons of flowers, I can tell you it doesn't get much cheaper than that.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Bouqs.com

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The Bouqs - Premium Farm Direct Flowers

I'm a big fan of sending flowers to my sister, who's so far away in Chicago (sad face).  
What I HATE about sending flowers is that I'll pick out what I want for a decent price, then the shipping charges are added and are out of control, and make it way too expensive.  That's why I love TheBouqs.com...no shipping fee!!!  Seriously, a flat fee.  With my sister's birthday coming up this Sunday, and Mother's Day right around the corner, I'm LOVING this website, TheBouqs.com.  

I'm thinking the Confetti bouquet (above) is perfect for Mother's Day...or my sister's birthday...or even just a spring "hello".  Get yo'self over to TheBouqs.com and see all the cool stuff you can send for just $40!!  (Did I mention NO SHIPPING charges??)

Even better, use coupon code WELCOME20 to get 20% off your first order!  (Flowers delivered for $32 TOTAL..suh-weet!)

Papa Murphy's Tax Day Special

I really like Papa Murphy's.  If you've never been there, they make up your pizza, you take it home and bake it (I recommend the chicken bacon artichoke!).  For tax day tomorrow, you can get a large pepperoni for just $5!

Free Starbucks K-Cup Sample

Sign up for a FREE Starbucks K-Cup Sample pack.  You must have a Keurig brewer.

The Toof-inger Brush

I recently had my check-up at the dentist (I'm all good!), so I'm in kind of a "take good care of my teeth" mode.  Coincidentally, I also just started checking out The Toof-inger Brush, which is a brush designed to be held with just 2 or 3 fingers.

To be honest, it looks a little strange when you first see it...kinda like a toothbrush cut in half.  It's compact for a reason.  The Toof-inger Brush helps prevent gingival recession by limiting the amount of pressure that can be applied while brushing.

While it seemed a bit weird when I first saw it, as soon as I held it, it felt surprisingly comfortable, and made total sense.  The smaller size also makes it easy to throw in a bag as a travel toothbrush.

I was happy to sample The Toof-inger Brush, but even better, they made a donation of more than two dozen Toof-inger Brushes that I was able to give to a classroom of students outside of Chicago that come from low-income homes.  At first I figured the third graders might not be thrilled with something so practical, but their teacher said "you'd be amazed at the basic items these kids want".  So a huge thank you for the great donation!

You can check out ShopProProducts.com to see The Toof-inger Brush or other products.  Use code HM10 for $10 off any order of $50 or more.  Offer expires 5/1/14.


Disclosure--I was provided samples for review, but not otherwise compensated for review. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Free Coffee

I knew McDonalds was offering a FREE small coffee at participating locations during breakfast hours, yet yesterday when I ran through the drive-thru on my way to "Walk MS" (raised almost $500 for a great cause!), I was pleasantly surprised when they offered the free coffee...somehow, I had forgotten all about it.  "YES, I WOULD like a small coffee", I excitedly ordered.

So this is just my reminder to you that you can get a free small coffee until April 13th during breakfast hours.