The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: March 2016

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Be Good to You with Nature Made + Giveaway! #NatureMade #IC #AD

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of a Blog Blast for Influence Central.

Last year my husband had a heart bypass and everything changed for us. We had to change our lifestyle and eating habits. While he is doing better than I am, I am really focusing on getting healthier. We have started eating low fat, low salt food. It is tough but by using no salt or less salt, it has helped us.

We started exercising more often although I am not always the best at exercising. My husband started taking lots of vitamins along with the medicines he has to take for his heart disease. I also started taking vitamins.


Our favorite brand is Nature Made Vitamins. It is a brand I have used before and it is the brand his doctor recommended. Nature Made is also the #1 best-selling brand for quality vitamins, minerals and supplements* to help support nutritional gaps. Nature Made is also the #1 Pharmacist recommended brand in 9 categories.**

I have a Vitamin D deficiency so I need to take it daily to stay healthy. Taking Nature Made Vitamin D has helped me feel better. And I will continue using Nature Made vitamins because they work for me.


I always head over to Walmart to buy my Nature Made vitamins, minerals and supplements. Walmart's everyday low prices help me save money on the products I need. I never have to wait for sale.

Remember to visit and sign up for the Nature Made Daily Boost program. You get get some really good information and find inspiration to lead a healthier lifestyle. You can also see what other Nature Made fans are doing to stay healthy.

Join Nature Made on Tuesday, April 5th at the Nature Made Total Wellness Twitter Party and you might win a prize. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, April 5th at 1 – 2 pm ET
Hashtag: #NatureMade
Moderator: @MomCentral
Focus: We’ll chat about the new health routines we have built in 2016 and our goal towards total wellness. Whether taking regular yoga classes or spending time relaxing and reading a book, your total wellness focuses on the body and the mind. Nature Made’s Daily Boost program is here to help give inspiration and keep you going with your goals!

Prizes: 2 pre-party winners and 6 party winners will receive a $50 Walmart gift card.

You can win one of 20 $50 Walmart cards by entering below. Influence Central will randomly select 20 winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes. The contest ends April 12.

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*Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for 52-week period ending 1/02/2016, for the xAOC Market. Copyright © 2016 Nielsen.

**Based on US News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey, Nature Made is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand in Nine Categories – Letter Vitamins, Omega-3/Fish Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Flaxseed Oil, Herbal Supplements, Cholesterol Management-Natural, Garlic, Diabetic Multivitamins and Mood Health Supplements

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Disney's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - See the new trailer!


Check out the new trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass! I am so excited for this movie! Alice is just magical!!



Hello, Alice! Watch the brand new trailer and prepare to go #ThroughTheLookingGlass on May 27. Get your tickets now: http://fandan.co/22YfgwU
Posted by Disney Alice on Tuesday, March 29, 2016


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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opens in theaters everywhere on May 27th!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sport Squeeze® Giveaway!



I am still trying to get healthy and have been trying to walk a little more every week. My walk around the neighborhood is great but I always have to take water because it's pretty hot out there. I have a sports bottle but I have to carry it or take a bag to put it in. I can take a regular water bottle
but it also needs to be put in a bag. Carrying both types of bottles are uncomfortable.


But now there is something different that I can get behind. The Original Squeeze Company’s new Sport Squeeze® is their first all-ages reusable squeeze pouch, with the athlete and adventurer in mind! I love this squeeze bottle.


This little bottle is great. You can easily grip it while walking or exercising. Because it is squeezable, it conforms to the shape of your hand. It also has a carabiner that you can attach to you workout clothes or bag. You can freeze it so it is great to take cold drinks on your run, hike or walk.


I love it because I can use it while working out. If you have kids it is perfect for them to use as a sippy cup because it has an easy flip out spout and it is spill proof. It is BPA-PVC and Phthalate free.
You can use it for water or for homemade power gels, smoothies and protein shakes. It is naturally non-stick and dishwasher friendly so it is easy to clean.

The Sport Squeeze® is available for $18.99 and available online at Original Squeeze Company.

I love mine and hubby loves it too. If you want to win a Sport Squeeze®, just enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

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 25, 2016

Easter $25 gift card giveaway!!




It's Spring and Easter so I am giving another gift card. YAY!!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

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 24, 2016

Hop to the Music Disney Giveaway!


This Easter give the gift of Disney Music! You can win this wonderful basket that is filled with some great items that include:

The Lion Guard
Zootopia soundtrack
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Mix Vol. 1. 
Kion plush toy
"Meet The New Guard" lift-the-flap book from Disney Junior's hit series, "The Lion Guard."

How fantastic is that? This basket will satisfy any Disney Lover. I especially love that the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 is included! I love the soundtrack to that movie.




All Disney Music titles from this Hop to the Music campaign are available here. To explore the full line of Lion Guard products, including the Kion plush, please visit your local Disney Store or DisneyStore.com.

So if you want a chance to win this fantastic basket, enter below on the Rafllecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Travel Safely with Clever Travel Companion + GIVEAWAY!!


As you know, I love to travel. It is one of the best things in life. I am always up for an adventure. It doesn't matter where we go as long as we go.

I am always looking for travel products that will make my life easier. I also always look for travel products that will keep my valuables safe when I travel.

I have been fortunate that I never lost or had anything stolen when I travel but I know people who have. My friend's purse was stolen in Spain and my sister once lost money because she pulled something out from her pocket and it fell out.

When I was contacted by Clever Travel Companion to check out some of their products I immediately knew that these products were for me. Clever Travel Companion has a variety of products that are not only cute and fashionable but will help you keep valuables safe when you travel.




I tried the leggings and there are two secret pockets in them. First of all, let me tell you that I love wearing leggings. So these are perfect when I travel. The pockets are deep enough to fit my passport or money. When wearing them, you cant see the zippered pockets so no one knows you have a secret place where you can put your valuables.

The leggings themselves are soft and comfy. They feel good They look good. You can wear them with a cute to for traveling or to do your fitness routine. These are really nice. And I will be wearing them this summer when we head to Costa Rica to visit my family!



The other products on Clever Travel Companion are just as nice. I really love the fitted tee that has 2 pockets on the side. There are also tees with a large pocket in the front. There is men's and women's underwear and tees for kids!


If you travel or just want some cute and comfy clothes that will keep your valuables safe, then head over to Clever Travel Companion and take a look around. I am sure there will be something that fits your ravel style.

Thanks to Clever Travel Companion, I have a Kids tee to giveaway! These are great for kids because they can actually keep their items safe when at school or the playground! Just enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

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 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In 1997, we took a trip to Ireland. It was our first official trip as couple. It was also the start of many more trips that we would take during our 20 years together.

Our trip started a little rough when our plane from Miami International was found to have mechanical problems. We missed our connecting flight out of Atlanta but we were able to catch a flight out from Miami on Aeroflot Airlines. Yes, the Russian airline.

We were a little dubious but they put us in Business Class and we had a most delightful trip. Of course, we could not understand a word the flight attendants were saying but we managed. I remember the movie was in Russian. The food was delicious. We were only 2 of 4 people in Business Class. And when Tom asked for Bourbon, the flight attendant had no idea what he said. Finally he said Vodka and she brought out a huge selection of vodkas. It was great.

We flew into Shannon airport to meet up with Tom's mom and brother. Then we drove to Scariff. We had rented a little farmhouse in this tiny town. It was fantastic. We took days trips from our little house. We visited Adare, the Cliffs of Mohr, The Burren and other places. We then drove into Dublin for a few days.

The Irish were wonderful. Ireland was beautiful. And I would go back there in a heartbeat. It was one of the best trips ever. This is only a sampling of pictures. I had so many I couldn't find the time to scan and then post them. Enjoy my memories.

"Our house" In Scariff. 






We have over 30 pictures of sheep. They weren't as cute as they usually look on TV. They were actually quite dirty but I loved seeing them though. I am only posting one picture though! 



We went on a fishing excursion. I had never gone fishing on a boat before. It was great fun. Tom caught a fish I didn't. We had a wonderful fishing guide, Tim. He was so much fun and so interesting. I remember we had a nice lunch and we got to see so much of the area we 
were staying at. The River Shannon was amazing. 






We visited so many places. This was over 16 years ago, so I do not recall the names or places except for several places. In these first pictures, we had been traveling around and came to this church. That huge tower was really high up but I climbed it. The funny thing is I did the WOO thing before I had the screamy girl as my mascot. LOL






We visited random castles and they were great. I loved the history in Ireland. And driving around the countryside was amazing. In a strange way, it reminded me of Costa Rica but cold. 










We went to a town called Adare and all the houses were made with thatched roofs. It was one of the most absolutely beautiful places ever. So cute but I remember it had tons of tourists like us. But it was magical walking down the street and looking at these cute house! 





One day we drove out to The Burren and the Cliffs of Mohr. I also remember us stopping at a farm to get fresh cheese. OMG, it was great. The Cliffs of Mohr pictures to not do justice to the place. It was breathtaking. 









We went into Dublin for a few days and it was great. It was a little freaky though because we had been in the countryside for days and then to go to the big city was jarring. But Dublin was amazing.