Friday, July 25, 2014

It's Easy To Flip The Script At Target #TargetSponsored

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.


There never seems to be enough time in the day, does there? Many nights I go to bed a little disappointed that I didn't get everything accomplished that I needed to that day. One of the goals I had this year was to get better organized and find a way to simplify my life. Aside from all the things I did to organize my home, I also decided to consolidate family affairs as well. As a family of 4, I wondered why we were all going to a different family doctor. I ended up moving everyone to the family physician closest to our home. Having 4 different doctors also meant we were all getting our prescriptions filled at different pharmacies too, and trying to keep straight who went where for their prescriptions was a real hassle. So, earlier this year we did the smart thing and transferred all of our or prescriptions to one pharmacy. When looking for a pharmacy, it's very important to have convenient locations, pharmacists that are knowledgeable and friendly, and my insurance needs to be accepted as well. I found the perfect match by switching to the Target Pharmacy.



It was so easy to get my entire family switched over! I was actually able to get everyone transferred to the Target Pharmacy with a phone call, but there are 4 convenient options that make transferring your prescriptions hassle free.

- Ask a pharmacist
- Text RX to 827438 (TARGET)
- Call 877-796-2743
- Visit Target.com/pharmacy

All you need to transfer your prescription are these 3 things:

1- Name of your current pharmacy
2- Phone number of your current pharmacy
3- Prescription number

As a family of 4, we accumulate many prescriptions amongst us, so I was delighted to learn about the Target Pharmacy Rewards . For every 5 prescriptions that we have filled at Target, we get 5% off a full day of shopping! Vaccinations, such as the flu shot, count toward your 5, and your whole family can be added to one account (including your pet's prescriptions), it all adds up fast! That shopping reward is really going to help with our back to school purchases this year!


I am so thankful that I have been able to simplify one area of my life by using the Target Pharmacy. As a busy mom, I appreciate how much time I saved just by making the switch. See how simple it is for you and your family too. Head over to the Target Pharmacy and see how easy it is to "Flip the Script". 

What excites you most about the Target Pharmacy? How does the Target Pharmacy's "Flip the Script" benefit your family?

WIN IT!

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win a $50 Target E-Gift Card!

*The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. 18+. No P.O. Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 8/8. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is selected. All entries are verified, so please make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Please enter on the giveaway form below.





*Disclosure- This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own. Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.


 

First Things First Family Prize Pack Giveaway #FirstThingsFirst

Most of our family bonding activities happen in the summer, when the girls don't have school and my husband isn't so busy at work. Going through my photos, I see most of our family unit pictures are taken mostly in summer, and it makes me realize that we do so much bonding during these warm months, and that may be why summertime is my favorite time of the year.

Even though the family activities thin out the rest of the year, I think that my girls are so blessed to have a strong relationship with their father. Sometimes he can relate to his daughters on a better level than I can. He's the fun one, taking them to amusement parks and playing sports with them, but he is also the one who soothes them when they are sick or comforts them when the are scared, and with that, I feel blessed as well.


Taking the time to develop a father/daughter bond is so important to the overall wellness of girls. When a daughter has a good relationship with her father, she is more confident, tends to make better life decisions, and is more likely to finish her education. First Things First (FTF), an award winning, not-for-profit organization wants to encourage dads to invest time in strengthening the bond with their daughters this summer.  Check out this adorable daddy/daughter date video below:


         

More about FTF:
First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
FTF is a resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals.
FTF accomplishes it mission through meaningful media messaging and skill building classes.
Did you know:
• 24 million children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.
• Only 30% of divorces are due to infidelity, addiction or abuse, 70% of divorces are due to couples feeling disconnected.
• Couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another.
• Fathers provide unique benefits to their daughters through their active and positive presence from the time of birth all the way through adulthood.
Here are some other great family strengthening videos from FTF to check out!
 
          

 WIN IT! 

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts Reader is going to win a Moon Pie/First Things First Prize Pack!

                          

The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+.  No P.O. Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 8/7/14. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is selected. Limit one entry per person/email/household. All entries are verified. Make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Failure to do so will result in your entries removed from the giveaway form.

*Only one winner per household across all blog reviews and giveaways. One entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you win this prize on another blog, you will be ineligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.





*Disclosure- This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sun, Sand & Mudslides

Hurray! The weather finally warmed up enough for our first beach trip this summer. It's been really chilly here this summer, which is very odd. We actually pulled out jackets last week. That's unheard of around here in July! Saturday was warm and sunny, so we packed up our gear, grabbed some friends, and headed to Warren Dunes.

Some of you may remember me talking about taking a trip there last year. My best friend has never been to that beach, so we thought it would be a fun experience for her and her girls.

We did a little bury the kids in the sand...


Took some water selfies...



Rolled down the sand dunes...


But the best part was mud hunting.


The girls wasted no time digging into the natural clay mud and smearing it all over their bodies. Us big girls got in on the action too...



But... this year we went a little further than we did last year and stumbled upon a mudslide! How fun is this!?!?



 A very fun day at the beach. Yay for sun, sand & mudslides!


How often do you go to the beach in the summer?




Scotch Duct Tape The Tape On Back-to-School Contest Has Begun!

Getting crafty is something that I do occasionally, and I like to encourage my girls to join in on projects with me from time to time. I love to see their creativity bloom with each project, and am often awed by the things they come up with all on their own. Summertime is the time we get most of our crafting projects done, so when I was asked if Mariah would like to designs some crafts with Scotch Duct Tape that would help her go back to school in style this fall, I couldn't resist! She was sent 4 rolls of Scotch Duct Tape, and challenged to create a duct tape craft for school.

Duct Tape

She ended having so much fun with the Scotch Duct Tape, she did 3 projects. To get her feet wet, she started with a simple bookmark craft. All that was needed was a strip of duct tape, a few paper clips, and a pair of scissors. 

duct tape craft

Simply pull off your desired length of Scotch Duct Tape, cut a small slit in the center, insert your paper clip, fold the tape in half, cut your snake tongue shapes in the top (I know there is a technical term for that, I just don't know what it is). Voila. Easy, customized bookmarks!

duct tape craft

duct tape craft

She liked those bookmarks so much, she ended up making a few full sized ones for her sister.


She wanted to dress up this boring black phone case too, and made it look fabulous with the snake print duct tape!


 All of these crafts were so fun for her, and now she is looking forward to browsing all of the Scotch Duct Tape patterns the next time we go to the store. 

Do you have a teen who likes to craft? Crafting with duct tape is fun, and with the wide array of patterns, the projects one can make are endless! Scotch Duct Tape wants to challenge crafty teens to design some fun, back-to-school crafts using duct tape, and is currently running a cool promotion called the "Tape On Back-to-School Contest".

Right now, through August 18, teens can submit a photo of their original craft to the Scotch Facebook Page showing how they are going back to school in style, for a chance to win $1,000!



Teen vlogger, Sarai Jones, will be judging the contest, and has created a fun video with locker decorations for inspiration. The contest will include prizes for the top four winners, with prizing of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third and fourth place.

Have your teen enter today for a chance to win!


Have you ever crafted using duct tape?


*Disclosure- I received the above mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.
  
 
 

Beautiful Paper Crafting Made Easy With Spellbinders Celebra'tions

I do love to craft, and paper crafting is something that I have always thought looked interesting, but never really tried. Handmade cards are something that I love to admire on Etsy and Pinterest, but pairing up patterns and shapes is a little intimidating to me. I really don't know where to start! I'm sure there are many others out there that have those same concerns, but did you know that you can make beautiful, handmade paper cards and crafts easily with Spellbinders Paper Arts?

Inspired by his passion for paper crafts, event hosting and handmade greetings, Richard Garay designed the line to help paper crafters and hostesses achieve beautiful results every time. Everything is coordinated, so this cheerful, bright and exciting collection makes creating a Celebration not only easy but also fun.
 
I recently was able to try out some new products from the Spellbinders Celebra'tions line. I was sent everything needed to make a wonderful party card and a goodie sack.


I put the card together first. It was so easy to get everything assembled. Just layer the pieces, stick them together with some sticky backed foam, and all done! I loved the turnout!

Handmade invitation

The goodie bag was just as simple. Just cut the tag and shaped out with scissors, use sticky back foam, and tie on some twine. Done!


I was also sent a set of these fun stamps to help dress up my projects:
 
paper crafting stamps
 
I liked how each of the projects took less than 5 minutes to complete. It really makes me want to dive into more paper crafting soon!

Spellbinders has everything you need to make lovely, one of a kind paper crafts:
-Dies
-Stamps
-Embossing Folders
-Paper Collections
-Inks
-Embellishments
 
All of these items can be purchased on the Spellbinders website, though I do want to point out, they are a bit pricey. The stamp set runs $12.99, which was a little more than I priced similar items for at the craft store. However, I do like the convenience of online ordering, and how the guesswork was taken out of pairing the shapes and patterns, so I would definitely consider purchasing more paper crafting supplies from Spellbinders in the future.


*Do you like to make your own cards and invitations? 
 
 
*Disclosure- I received the above mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items. 
 
 
 

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