The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: March 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Master Lock “Tax Relief Rewards” Sweepstakes

It's tax season. Luckily, our taxes are done, and they have been sent to the IRS. If you have not started your taxes yet, you better get moving. Remember, a good way to file your taxes is electronically! It's fast, and easy. You also have to be careful about what information you send electronically.

This year, Master Lock is providing consumers with the digital tools and top five tips to simplify the filing process and keep private income information safe. One of these tools is the Master Lock Vault, a safe and secure online storage and organization system.

Here are the tips to make your filing easy and safe this tax season:

* Request electronic copies of your tax forms. Many employers offer employees the option to receive their W-2 forms electronically, instead of by mail. By eliminating the risk of postal delays or missed deliveries, this ensures that your W-2 will be delivered securely as soon as it is available. Plus, faster W-2s can mean faster tax returns.

* Securely store documents online. Avoid the mess of a mound of paperwork by storing -- and organizing -- all of your tax-related documents online. By utilizing a free, secure service such as the Master Lock Vault you'll have easy access to all of your files wherever you are and help ensure that none of your paper documents will ever be lost, misplaced, stolen or damaged. Not only can you upload PDF forms, but you can upload photos from your phone of important receipts and expenses for your records. All data is instantly synchronized between the website and the App. Bonus: securely store log-in information for your bank accounts and tax filing site in the Vault so you'll never have to worry about forgetting your username or password.

* Think taxes year-round. Don't wait until you're ready to file your taxes to start collecting and organizing the supporting documents you'll need to complete your return. Avoid the scramble by capturing and uploading a digital image of your receipt each time you pay the babysitter or have a tax deductible transaction, fill a prescription at the pharmacy, or make a charitable contribution such as dropping off a clothing donation to your local thrift store.

* Opt for direct deposit. If you've done everything else online, why request a hard-copy check when it comes time to claim your refund? When combined with electronic filing, direct deposit is the fastest way to get your refund. If you're on the other side of the spectrum and find that you owe taxes, opt to pay online and you can avoid the long tax-season lines at the post office.

* Call for help. Sometimes, outside advice is necessary, and you can now get the help you need without leaving home. Based on the complexity of your question, there are a variety of resources to turn to. For example, the IRS offers a toll-free hotline for tax questions during weekdays. Several tax-prep software providers also offer guidance via online forums or on their social media feeds.

These are fantastic tips. The last thing you want is to have problems when filing your taxes.

Master Lock is also helping you this year by giving you the opportunity to win one of five, $1,000 prizes when you register for a Vault account as part of the Master Lock “Tax Relief Rewards” Sweepstakes. To enter, new users can register for a Vault account on the Master Lock website. Once the account has been activated, you will receive an email containing the sweepstakes entry form. Existing Vault users who have opted in for brand communications will receive an email with the sweepstakes entry form. The Sweepstakes runs April 16, so hurry up and enter!!!


Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Angel Soft: Ideal Balance of Strength and Softness



Trying to manage my blogs and my household, can be tiring and takes away from other things I want to do. I am always trying to find a better way to manage my time and be able to find quality time for my family. Finding the right balance can prove to be tricky but, I know, it can be done.

I have tackled my problem by scheduling time everyday to include a little bit of everything. This has helped me find time for blogging. I also have time for cleaning the house, running errands, cooking and exercising.  And I always make sure to schedule time for my hubby as well. This system has saved my sanity.

By being able to find the ideal balance in my life, I thrive because I am able to enjoy a little "me time" as well as making sure that I do everything I have to!

That's why I like Angel Soft toilet paper. Angel Soft has found the perfect balance of softness and strength. It is strong enough to keep you clean and, yet, soft enough for your comfort. Because it is designed to hold up better, you will use less. Using less means you don't have to stock up as much and make so many shopping trips! It also saves you money.

I am all about saving money. My favorite part of Angel Soft is that it is a great value. A little goes a long way. That always makes me happy. What makes me happier is that my shopping budget goes down and that means I have a little extra money for the savings or to buy something I want and not need.

If you want a toilet paper that is strong and good for your budget, you need to try Angel Soft. You can download a coupon to help you save $0.25 off of any Angel Soft Bath Tissue Product. What a great deal!

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- For more information about Angel Soft, visit the Angel Soft site


This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Angel Soft. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!

Please excuse the mess!!! My blog is getting a face-lift and we are working out the kinks. You can still enter the giveaways so please go ahead and do so. Hopefully, by the end of the day the blog will be in tiptop shape!!

Denny's Baconalia is Back + Denny's $25 Gift Card Giveaway!


Sure, I am trying to lose weight and get healthy. But there is one food I will never give up and that's Bacon. I love my bacon. Of course, I will eat it in moderation but every once in a while you just have to have bacon.

I can go have my bacon fix at Denny's because Denny's “Baconalia!” menu is back. The Baconalia menu  features 12 bacon items that will satisfy any bacon lover. The new menu includes favorites such as the Maple Bacon Sundae. It also has items like the BBQ Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese Bites, Caramel Bacon Stuffed French Toast and the Ultimate BLT.

Other yummy bacon creations include the Ultimate Bacon Breakfast, Pepper Bacon Avocado Omelet and Pepper Bacon and Eggs, the Spicy Pepper Bacon Jack Burger and Bacon Pepper Jack Tilapia. Diners can enjoy a sweet and savory treat such as the Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae with Bacon or a Maple Bacon Milk Shake, featuring premium vanilla ice cream, maple-flavored syrup and diced bacon, all topped with whipped cream.

My mouth is watering already!

To commemorate Baconalia, diners can even own a piece of Baconalia! history by purchasing an exclusive “Commemorative Plate” for just $24.95, a one-of-a-kind collector’s item designed in celebration of Denny’s famous culinary event. A tongue-in-cheek infomercial presenting the limited-time piece can be viewed via the Baconalia! Hub or the brand’s Facebook page and website.

So if you are craving bacon, head over to Denny's and indulge!! The Baconalia! menu is available all day, every day for a limited time only; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items.

To celebrate Baconalia, I have a $25 gift card for one of my lucky readers. Thanks to the peeps at Denny's for the opportunity to give it away. Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!!

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Disclosure: I received a gift card for giveaway purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nutrisystem Nation Week 9 Update! #spon


This past week was uneventful. I am still exercising and trying to keep up on the fitness routine. It's tough.

It has been easier this week to follow my program to a T. With my hubby being gone, I don't have to cook  and that is easier. When I went grocery shopping, I just stocked up on the healthy stuff. There were plenty of fruits and veggies in my cart.

When hubby is here, I buy a few things I shouldn't because I have to feed him. But he is back this week so it will get a little harder to stick to the plan.

The only good thing is that I get back to cooking which I really like doing. I found some healthy cooking cookbooks on the shelves this week. I am going to try and start learning some new recipes. It will make it easier for me when I transition off the Nutrisystem plan.

I worry about going back to bad habits when I am not on the program. I am trying to set myself up for that. I think if I start now I can do it. I am finding it is about making better choices. The other day I was craving french fries and ate a nectarine instead.

When I get cravings, I try to talk myself out of raiding the fridge or pantry.  Changing habits is hard but it is the only key to success.

This week, I am down a pound and some ounces but I prefer rounding my weight instead of counting the ounces. I am taking some medication so I wonder if that played with my weight loss or not. For now, I will take a pound down and go from there.

Slow and steady, slow and steady!


Total weight loss to date:  11 pounds!

If you want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting the Nutrisystem site.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program. No other compensation is given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. s.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lindt Chocolates! The Perfect Easter Treat!


When I think of Easter, I think of tasty treats.

When we were little, we always got the best Easter baskets ever. The best thing is that they always included chocolate and lots of it. Now as a grown-up, I don't get Easter baskets but I do get chocolates!


One of my favorite Easter treats is Lindt chocolates. It's not Easter without a Lindt Chocolate Easter bunny. I have one almost every year. And it is one of my favorite things. I also love regular Lindt chocolates. They come in so many tasty varieties. The Lindt Easter Truffles are delish as well.

These are a staple in our house. You might want to check out Lindt and start a new tradition of your own.

To learn more about Lindt, you can visit the Lindt site. You can also find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.


Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Kmart WWE Sweepstakes!! #WWEKmart


Are you a WWE fan? If so, you need to know that Kmart is headlining this season’s main event! Kmart is bringing together exclusive WWE prizes and sweeps to celebrate the WWE! If are are looking for WWE goodies, head over to Kmart because if you purchase $30 or more of WWE merchandise, you can get a cool limited edition  WrestleMania chair for $79.99!! That's a great deal and any WWE fan would love this chair!


Kmart is also giving YOU a chance to win four tickets to see WrestleMania LIVE in New Jersey on April 7, 2013 and a $200 Kmart Gift Card plus tickets to Fan Axxess to see all your favorite Superstars!!

What an awesome prize! I am entering! I hope you will too. I know I would love to see The Rock in person! WOO! So, go enter, what are you waiting for!!

Thanks to Kmart and WWE Fan Central for this great sweepstakes!






Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Celebrate Any Occasion With Solo Cups! + Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes.


St. Patrick's Day has come and gone. Next up will be Easter and then Summer is right around the corner. For me, that means friends and family coming over to visit, picnics and barbecues. It also means a lot of mess in the kitchen.

I am always prepared though by having Solo products around. When people come over for a casual dinner or lunch, I break out the paper plates and plastic cups. I work to make my food tasty and do not want to worry about cleaning up because I would rather be with my guest. So Solo products allow me to have more time mingling than cleaning up.

Convenience is no the only reason I use Solo products. I also use them because they stand u to any food I serve. They are always good quality. They also are cute. The line of Solo products is amazing and you can find a product for any occasion.

This St. Patrick's Day I received some pretty green plates and cups. But these are perfect for a Spring is Here party. They are also perfect for a picnic as well.

Next time you have a special occasion and do not want to break out the good china, consider Solo products because they will make your life easier.

Solo has launched a new Pinterest board. If you are on Pinterest you should check it out. They have some great ideas for parties and even some great ideas on how to use Solo products in crafts. I know a lot of you love the crafts!!

To celebrate the launch of the new Pinterest board, I have two sets of Solo products to giveaway to two lucky readers. The packs will contain an assortment of cups and plates like the one I received. You know the drill, enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.


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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Carmex Healing Lotion and Healing Cream Review and Giveaway!!

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes.


As part of the Carmex Blog Squad, I receive product to review. I recently received a bottle of Carmex Healing Lotion and Healing Cream. Also included in the pack was this cool yellow Carmex hoodie.

I use Carmex all the time. I especially love the lip balms. I always have a few around the house and car during winter to keep my lips moist. In summer they keep my lips protected.

I love the Healing Lotion because it keeps my skin smooth and moist during these long winter days. My legs turn into alligator skin and I need some really good lotion to get them moist. It really helps that the product is specially formulated to heal and repair dry skin. All I know is that it helps my dry skin.

The Healing Cream is great for really dry skin. My hubby loves this because his skin gets drier than mine. The Healing Cream has lanolin, petroleum and allantoin to soften dry skin and moisturize  I also love that both lotions go on smoothly and do not leave your skin greasy.

We both enjoy using Carmex products because they are quality products that work well for any skin type. The products are also great for the price.

You all know when I get a product to review, one lucky reader gets the chance to win a tube of Carmex Healing Lotion and a tube of the Carmex Healing Cream! Sorry, the cool hoodie is not part of the prize pack. Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!!

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 Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Let there be light!

My husband loves Tiffany style lamps. We have several around the house. He has been collecting them for years now. I think part of the reason he does is that he is actually a theatre lighting designer.

I was not a huge fan but after living with him for a few years, I came to appreciate the beauty of these lamps. They are so intricate and when they are on, the glow is amazing.


He is an expert on lighting. The problem is that the lighting in our own house sucks. We are have bad lighting in the house especially in the living room. We have several of the Tiffany style lamps there but they are not enough.

What we really need is some recessed lighting in the ceiling but that would be a huge undertaking. It is something we have wanted to do since we bought this house. But there have been so many things we want to do and haven't.


But lighting is something we need in every room. Our kitchen has recessed lighting and it is wonderful. Our bedrooms have ceiling lights and fans and that works out for us. I am not sure why the living room has no lighting whatsoever.

Right now we are in the market for new lamps instead. I am thinking our next purchase might be Tiffany Style floor lamps.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nutrisystem Nation Week 8 Update! #spon


This week I got back on the horse and started exercising. I know that's the key to weight loss. I am now down 10 pounds!!

I have nothing else to report. But I am going to share a creative use of my Nutrisystem food.

With Nutrisystem you get a breakfast item, a lunch item, a dinner entree and a dessert item. During the day, you supplement the Nutrisystem meals with Smart Carbs, Power Fuels, Vegetables and there are some free foods.

Smart Carbs are fruits and vegetables. Power Fuels are lean meats, nuts etc. For example, I could have a Nutrisystem breakfast with a piece of fruit. Then with lunch I can have a small salad and an egg or cheese. Dinner also can include a salad or veggies. I can also take my extras and pool them together or eat different snacks during the day.

Well, on St. Patrick's Day, I decided to take 2 of my meals and make myself a special St. Patty's day treat. I took my Sloppy Joe mix Dinner and my Loaded Mashed Potatoes lunch and made Shepard's Pie. I added a little horseradish and peas and carrots to the Sloppy Joe mix. I then placed the mix into a ramekin.

I took the mashed potatoes and put them on top. and then added a little low fat cheese on top. It was so delicious.

It is actually quite fun trying to take the Nurtrisystem food and transforming it to something else. It also spices up the food. I usually like most of the food but there are some items that need a little jazzing up.

Well, that's my Nutrisystem recipe update for this week. I am hoping to reach 10 pounds next week. My hubby is away in China this week so I don't have to cook. And I love my cooking and am always tempted when I cook! That also leaves me no excuse not to exercise.

Total weight loss to date: 10 pounds!

If you want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting the Nutrisystem site.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program. No other compensation is given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. s.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

OrganicGirl Good Clean Greens Review + Giveaway!

As you all know, I am on a journey to get fit. I am on Nutrisystem for four months and hopefully I can lose at least 20 pounds. I am also exercising and eating better foods. So when I was asked to review organicgirl greens, I was all over that.

I had never heard of organicgirl greens. Then again, I live in the boonies and I can barely find brands name stuff in our local store. But since I am looking for good products, I was more than happy to review organicgirl products.

Here is a little about organicgirl good clean greens:
Plain and simple, organicgirl began with a small group of women and men in California's fertile Salinas Valley who wanted to offer the best organic produce available. organicgirl is both men and women alike who enjoy healthy, fresh, sustainable produce grown in harmony with Mother Nature. 
With a unique approach to organic growing, organicgirl rejects produce that just “isn't good enough,” and uses earth-friendly 100% recycled plastic packaging for every
single one of its products!
How can you not love that? I know that my change in diet has included different food and definitely more greens. And organicgirl fits right into my new lifestyle.

I received the following products:

SuperGreens! - As salad mix with baby red chard, baby tat soi, baby spinach, baby green swiss chard, baby arugula - This was delicious. I made this into a salad with a little crumbled bleu cheese, chopped walnuts, dried cranberries and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette!

i heart baby kale –  tender, tasty baby kale, tango, baby spinach, baby green chard, green romaine, baby green oakleaf lettuce  - I did not use this yet but plan to make a Kale, Mushroom and garlic side dish. I rarely eat Kale but this is one of the greens I need to start eating because I heard great things!

baby spinach – Just baby spinach leaves - this salad was great ad I made my famous spinach and cherry tomato mixture that I use with pasta. (recipe below) Delicious!! The spinach was fresh and delicious!

All products are washed 3 times so there is no need to worry about germs or other stuff on the greens. They were fresh and delicious.

Here is the willy-nilly recipe for my spinach dish. It is the easiest thing ever and it goes with so many things. You can use it as a side dish or mix it with pasta and make a meal.

Add oil to a pan. Add the baby spinach and cherry tomatoes and saute them. Add the garlic, salt and pepper. Mix and saute until the garlic softens ad the tomatoes start to pop.

That's it. I used gnocchi for this recipe. So I just mixed the gnocchi with the spinach mixture and added a little Parmesan cheese at the end. I also love this recipe with orzo!

If you wanted a quick and easy side dish, add some feta cheese to the mixture and serve as a side. For a fancier version, hollow out a tomato and add the spinach, tomato and feta mixture in the hollowed out tomato and roast until it softens. This is great for a dinner party.

This recipe is great for any season and any occasion  I have served it with crostini at parties. The main thing is to have fresh ingredients and organigirl baby spinach was perfect. It was fresh and delicious!

And now organicgirl will be featured on Season 3 of All Mixed Up, the successful reality-based cooking series that airs on Lifetime TV. organicgirl good clean greens will take center stage as one of the ingredients used in the creative dishes. And, Margaret Scattini, co-founder brand ambassador of organicgirl will be featured on season 3 of All Mixed Up as one of the panel judges who will share her company’s history and passion for good clean greens. The episode will air March 15, 22 and 29.

I loved the organicgirl greens and will be buying them if they ever come to Sylva, NC. The good thing is that they are available in Asheville!  For more information on organicgirl products and store locations, visit the organicgirl site.

And for those of you who love greens like I do and want to get healthier, I have a great giveaway. I have a few organicgirl full value coupons to giveaway! Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Monday, March 18, 2013

CleanItSupply.com Review and Giveaway!

I am all about savings. I clip coupons and always look for promotional codes before shopping online. I look for sales as well. The other thing I like doing is buying in bulk because, for some items, it is a deal saver.

I recently had the opportunity to review CleanItSupply.com. Clean-It Supply sells janitorial supplies. Clean-It also sells restaurant, industrial and office supplies as well.

CleanItSupply.com has a wide variety of anything you could ever need to clean your house as well. When I looked around on the site to see what to review, it took me forever to narrow it down.

I finally decided with all the cold and flu going around, I needed to stick up on Purell Hand Sanitizer, Dial Hand Soap and Glad 30 Gallon Black Drawstring Garbage Bags.

My philosophy is that you can never have enough Purell on hand. I keep it in our cars and everywhere in the house. I make sure hubby takes bottle to work and hand them out so he does not get germs. I am also all about washing my hands. I love Dial because it does a good job keeping our hands clean.

We always keep a supply of different Glad bags at our house as well. I have found that Glad bags are the best around. They are heavy-duty and work well for our household.

CleanItSupply.com is a great place to stock up on all your household needs. You can also buy for your business as well. They carry janitorial supplies, cleaning supplies, paper goods, office supplies and so many other products! Plus, they deliver to your house so you don't have to mess with loading and unloading of big packs of supplies. The prices are great. You can save a lot of money shopping in bulk!


Check out CleanItSupply.com for your shopping needs. I think you will find it is a good store to save money!

Thanks to the folks at CleanItSupply.com, I have a great giveaway!! One lucky winner will receive the same supplies I ordered. That means you will one case of Glad 30 Gallon Black Drawstring Garbage Bags - 90 bags, one case of Dial Basics Foaming Lotion Soap with Aloe - 4 bottles and one case of Purell Hand Sanitizer - 12 bottles.

Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Friday, March 15, 2013

$50 Amazon Card Giveaway from Appliances Online!


I love shopping online. Most of the time, I don't have money to waste but I still go to online stores and look at things, just in case. This week, I am looking for a new range.

Our stove is fine but it is starting to look a little worse for wear. I am trying to convince my hubby that it might be time to start thinking about replacing it.

I have looked all over. One of the places I looked at was Appliances Online. Although Appliances Online is a UK online appliance store, I loved browsing the site. It offers a large variety of items and a lot of the big brand name appliances.

I know I have some UK readers on this blog so I urge you all to check out the site because it has great prices, great choices and they offer free delivery. That's awesome.

As for me, I am still looking for that new range. I am bookmarking all the sites I visit to make sure I can send the links to hubby. I hint but sometimes, I just have to send the specific item and hope he breaks down and gets me what I want! LOL The range pictured is my dream appliance. Even if I had the money, it wouldn't fit in our kitchen but a girl can dream, right??

And thanks to Appliances Online, I have a great prize to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. It is a $50 Amazon card. WOO! Who can't use an Amazon card. You know the drill, just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Disclosure: I received a gift card. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Share Shari's Berries this Easter!


It's almost Easter and time to celebrate with loved one. But this year instead of the usual candy and Easter baskets, you should send Shari's Berries.

I was recently given the opportunity to review Shari's Berries products and, let me tell you, I really enjoyed them. They were delicious and fresh and such a unique gift for anyone and any occasion.

Shopping at Shari's Berries was a breeze. The site is easy to navigate. All the tasty treats are organized and easy to find. You can shop by categories. You can shop by occasion or by treats. They have a variety of items to choose from, not just chocolate covered berries.

You can buy cheesecakes, tortes, chocolates, truffles, candy apples, cakes, cookies, cake pops and even cupcakes! You can also buy flowers! I think you can find for just about everyone on your Easter gift list at Shari's Berries.

After looking around, I knew I was going to order a dozen chocolate covered strawberries. My problem was that Shari's Berries has so many different types of berries to choose from that I could not decide. You can get berries covered in milk, dark or white chocolate. You can get berries with nuts or chocolate chips. And the gourmet berries come with different chocolates with a hint of Butter Rum, Amaretto or Champagne.

You can also get the strawberries with something else. I was eyeing the berries with flowers but then I saw the berries with chocolate covered pretzels. Shari's Berries also had berries with cupcakes, cake pop and even a plush bear. They looked so delicious I kept looking and saw that I could get a dozen berries with 3 mini cheesecakes. My hubby loves cheesecakes.

Ordering was easy peasy. When you order you can choose your delivery date. For a little extra, you can even get your order delivered the next day. Once you checkout, you have the option of adding an extra gift. You can send the gift anonymously or with a special message.

I added a cute little strawberry tote! It is shaped like a chocolate covered strawberry and once opened is a huge tote that is great for shopping!

The strawberries came perfectly packed and fresh. The packing was great and the strawberries survived their trip to my house and were perfectly intact. The cheesecakes were perfectly packed as well. The best part of my Shari's Berries order was that is was delicious.

I received berries with a variety of chocolates and toppings. The strawberry covered with milk chocolate with nuts was absolutely delicious. Hubby loved the dark chocolate berries. He also loved the mini cheesecakes. He loved the Rocky Road cheesecake and I loved the classic New York Style cheesecake! We loved these berries and I know I will be ordering more especially when I have a party. What a great treat these would make.

And as usual, you can find some great coupons to help you save money. I was lucky and found a 30% discount code when I shopped for my strawberries and cheesecakes! I love that Shari's Berries makes it easy to find the discounts! I never shop without a coupon code!

So for a unique and tasty Easter gift, check out Shari's Berries. Everyone will love these tasty treats!

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nutrisystem Nation Week 7 Update! #spon


Okay, I got my lazy butt up last week and started exercising again. It was tough. I knew I had to do it though because stopping your exercise program is the kiss of death. I find it hard to get back on track.

I only did it 3 times last week, but that and Nutrisystem was enough to bump me up to losing 1 pound this week. I am thrilled. I am hoping to exercise at least 4 times this week. I am going to mix it up with the treadmill and my Nurtisystem Leslie Sansone walking DVD.

I think this proves that weight loss does not succeed without exercise. Diet and exercise go hand in hand. Unfortunately, I hate exercising. I really do. I am lazy. But once I start exercising, I feel good about doing it. But I have to force myself to actually get up and get moving.

I would love to lose 2 pounds this week to get to 10 pounds but I am taking it slow and easy. I want to thank Meredith for the encouragement last week because I realized that it isn't about how much I lose but that I am losing.

And when I am going out, I am making better decisions. We were out Sunday and, instead of tacos, I opted for a salad. It is getting easier to make better choices. The other day, I wanted to binge. I stepped back and walked away from the kitchen. I started cleaning the house instead. I had to talk myself down but I did.

Losing weight is a tough but at least every week, I am doing it. Slow and steady wins the race.

Total weight loss to date: 8 pounds!

If you want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting the Nutrisystem site.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program. No other compensation is given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. s.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Activity Sheets!

Oz The Great and Powerful was a huge hit this weekend. I can't wait to see. Luckily, I have a link to share where you can download and print out some fun activity sheets for your kids. Just click here for some magical OZ fun!






“Like” OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ozthegreatandpowerful
 
"Follow" OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyozmovie
 


Disclosure: I received the link to share with my readers so I am doing it because this looks like fun.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Come Join Me Tonight for a Great Twitter Party with some fantastic prizes!

A Special Online Mom Twitter Event


A BILINGUAL VIRTUAL WIRELESS WORKSHOP
#VZWAmigos
When: Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00-8:00 pm ET
4:00-5:00 pm PT
Join @SilviaOnlineMom and @Carogonza (me) as we host special guest @MrAmigoTec and Verizon Wireless for a Bilingual Virtual Wireless Workshop!

Verizon Wireless brings its highly-regarded in-store workshops to Twitter to answer all your questions on mobile devices, calling plans, operating systems, apps and more!
Chat in English or Spanish at this one-of-a-kind bilingual event!
RSVP and join the chat for a chance to win great prizes!

(Click here to find out more about our Twitter parties. You must RSVP and attend the party to be eligible for a prize.)

To RSVP:
  1. Email RSVP@theonlinemom.com subject line: VZWAmigos
  2. Spread the word and RT this link on your Twitter feed: http://tinyurl.com/cenbj8g
  3. Join us on Tweetchat or Tweetgrid (#VZWAmigos) this Monday between 7 and 8 pm ET
  4. Tell your Twitter followers!
PRIZE WINNERS will be announced during the Party!



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday The Art of Random Willynillyness

It's been four years since I started this blog! Happy Birthday to me! I can't believe it's been that long. This blog was never even supposed to come into being.

It came into being because I could not bear writing reviews or doing giveaways on my personal blog, Carolyn in Carolina. So, I decided to do that on this blog. Four years later and it is still going strong!

I have enjoyed being able to review products and I love hosting giveaways!! YAY!

I want to thank all the readers who come by and take part in my blog. I appreciate all the loyal readers who come and participate in my giveaways and leave comments. It has been a fun 4 years and, hopefully, there will be more good years!!

Because of this blog and my other blog, I have had so many wonderful experiences that I probably would have never had. I have met, in person and online, so many wonderful people who I never ever would have met if I had not started blogging. And, I am so thankful for that.

I am not sure I can ever stop blogging now regardless of what happens. I really love sharing my opinions, reviews,  life and stories!