The Traveling Sisterhood

Wednesday, July 27

3 Way to Get Edubucks Store Credit from Educents!




#1. Review your past purchases! If you have ever, and I mean ever, purchased anything from Educents, head over to your "Order History" and review each product you've purchased. I spent an hour one day doing this and ended up with over $40 in credit!

#2. Buy some stuff! For everything you buy, you earn 5% back in Educents credit. If you didn't know this, log-in to your account--you may already have Edubucks waiting for you!


 #3. Refer a friend using the refer a friend tab in your account! For everyone you refer, you get $10 in Edubucks!


Freshly Food Giveaway! 3 Winners Will Receive a Box of All-Natural Food!


Prepare for a mouth-watering post, my readers, because these meals are so so so delicious!

 Freshly makes gourmet ready-made meals. Freshly prepared by their chef, and then freshly delivered! Would you believe....

...these are microwaved?!

I did a sneaky test on my hubby. I microwaved his first Freshly meal and didn't tell him until he had eaten it! It was one of their salmon meals and he loved it and couldn't believe it was microwaved! He was very impressed. And of course so was I! They definitely live up to their name, and so I ordered additional meals for us even after receiving my review package... which is a rarity--I only do that when I really love something!

This is their Pecan Pesto Chicken. Their chefs only cook with all-natural ingredients free of gluten, refined sugars, and artificial flavors.

Three of you will win a box of 6 Freshly meals of your choice! You'll be able to choose from 20 different meals including a variety of breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. The only thing is, the winners will have to pay a shipping cost of $10.
 
Enter below by August 4 at 11 pm. Remember, the winners will receive 6 free meals (a $59 value) but you will have to pay the shipping of $10.
Special thanks to Freshly for providing me with these products to review and giveaway. All opinions are honest and my own.

Little Passports 3 Month Giveaway!



My kids love Little Passports! This is a pic of what we got the first month--a fun and big USA Scratch Book with around 12 pictures inside--enough for each of my kiddos to do 3 of them, a giant US Map, a notebook, a sturdy case to keep the items in and put the next month's items in when they come, a cute letter from their "pen pals" who are taking them on these adventures, and a disposable camera. The camera... you guys, my kids were like "What is this, Mom?" They'd only ever seen a digital camera! I said, "Oh, that's the old-fashioned kind of camera that doesn't show you the pictures until you develop them! It was great. When you sign up, you get to pick if you want a pre-k, World, or USA Edition. This is the USA edition, and we'll be starting the World Edition in July.

Here's a pic of the total of what will be included in the 3 months, though you may get different states from these. Each month has a cool book which features 2 states with great pictures, activities, fun stuff to learn, stickers, a postcard, and something special to build for each state. I really love it and my kids are learning so much! It's an exciting day when our Little Passports come in the mail!
One of you will win a 3-month gift subscription! Enter below by August 4 at 11 pm. Also, if you're a blogger and sign up for the Little Passports free affiliate program, you'll also get a 3 month subscription! Best of luck!
Special thanks to the wonderful people at Little Passports for providing me with these products for review and giveaway.  All opinions are honest and my own.

Wednesday, July 20

The Best Back-to-Homeschool Freebie Bundles from Educents!


Grab over 12 products for FREE with this amazing bundle! They cover all subject areas and grades PreK-3rd. When you download, you will be able to tell the recommended grade level for each product. Thrilled for these freebies--my son is going to have fun especially with the Sharks Math Games!
Grab over 4 products for FREE with this amazing bundle! They cover all subject areas and grades 3rd-6th. When you download, you will be able to tell the recommended grade level for each product. I'm especially excited about the Reader's Theater--my kids love those!
Let me know if you find any great freebies or deals at Educents so I can share them!

Tuesday, July 19

Huge Christmas in July Sale at Cricut!


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Cricut is celebrating Christmas in July with HUGE price cuts! The sale will run through midnight July 22nd, and will offer savings reminiscent of annual black Friday deals. They have 40% off tons of materials and supplies and clearance items starting at .99!
Maybe you're like I was a few months ago when I didn't even realize how many cool things a Cricut could do. My best friends recently bought one and said I could borrow it for a few days which I'm really looking forward to! Just in case you're wondering what exactly you can make with one, here are a few of the projects I want to make in the very near future...

The Cricut can cut literally 60 different materials! These are simple cardstock and so cute! They have patterns you can use in Design Space or you can create your own.


Mailbox art. I love this!

Shadow puppets!

And a theatre for them. Aren't these cool?! You'll find all of these patterns in Cricut's Design Space under "Kids Projects".

You can even cut iron on materials with Cricut. I love this heart shirt, except I'd made the heart all black. I had a shirt just like this in high school and it was one of my favorites.

And gloves! How cute are these?! My daughters will love them. Of course, these aren't on my list of things to do right away but definitely filing this idea away for later.

I love their paper roses and bouquet projects. They're gorgeous! And I will never forget to water them. ;)

This is just so pretty--I'd love to make something like this for my mom's birthday.
There are all kinds of cute patterns for boxes....

...and cards. Of course, once you get the hang of it, the possibilites are limited only by your imagination. You can find all of these patterns and more in Cricut Design Space. Cricut Access is $10 a month and you get access to over 1,000 projects! Of course, you don't need that to come up with your own patterns and ideas.
If you've been wanting to purchase a Cricut or need some goodies to go along with the one you already have, definitely check out Cricut's Christmas in July Sale and save big! Let me know if you find anything we should all know about!

Sunday, July 17

Get your first Le Tote Fashion Box Totally Free! Even Free Shipping!



Le Tote First Box Free
This one won't last long! I took advantage of their last free box promo and I loved the outfits! You get to wear them as long as you like, or until your free trial is over and then send them back. So fun and you get to CHOOSE what goes in your box as opposed to the other fashion subscriptions. Jump on this one and let me know how much you love it!

Saturday, July 16

Kahiki Food Giveaway!


Orange Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, and Chicken-Fried Rice... out of the bag but tasted like homemade! Everyone loved it--we were so impressed with Kahiki! Their slogan is "Real Asian, Real Simple" and it fits them perfectly.
You can easily find Kahiki products in Wal-Mart's frozen section or in most grocers. I got mine at Wal-Mart where they had a huge selection of single-serve, microwaveable meals and ready-to-heat family-sized meals. I chose the three above.

The food was all very easy to prepare. The orange chicken was heated in the oven, while the other 2 were heated on the stove. I added a side of simple white rice to the orange chicken and it was perfection! It was definitely my favorite dish of the three. My mom's favorite was the chicken and rice. Everything was yummy!

One of you will win your choice of Kahiki meal! Enter below by July 25th at 11 pm anyone's time.

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Kahiki for providing us with this opportunity.  All opinions are honest and our own.

Cozy Hair Care Giveaway! Perfectly Soft, Beautiful Hair in Any Style



You may have noticed a lull in my blogging lately. We've been on vacation and had a wonderful time! We took some new hair products with us and soon you'll see why...

The kids had a blast at the resort pool! But I was super thankful I had SoCozy's salon quality swim products for kids!

Their 3-in-1 product is shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in one. It smells like mango, is non-toxic (no joke), and tear-free. It had keratin to strengthen, protect, and smooth; vitamin b5 to nurture, hydrate, and shine, and kiwi extract to condition, moisturize, and soften.
SoCozy's product line is salon hair care for kids. And these products really are salon-quality! They're wonderful and I have tried them myself. I especially love the detangler because my daughters' hair just gets so tangled, especially after swimming. As you can see, my oldest daughter's hair was looking gorgeous after using it.


Enter below by July 25th at 11 pm. One of you will receive a variety of full size products from SoCozy!

Lucy Pet Products Giveaway! Dog or Cat Prize, Winner's Choice!

Lucy Pet Products were some of our favorites at Blog Paws this year so I'm totally excited to bring you all a giveaway! You'll love reading about this company, which gives all of its proceeds to saving dogs and cats.

The Lucy Pet Foundation is a non-profit created by Joey Herrick, the previous president and co-founder of Natural Balance Pet Food. He sold his very successful company to Del Monte not very long ago and needed something new to do, and really wanted to start a non-profit so he created The Lucy Pet Foundation. Of course, they had me at "Lucy"! But when they told me that all of their profits go toward saving dogs and cats from euthanasia, that impressed me. I spoke to Mr. Herrick at length. He was so nice, sincere, and down to earth.
And the Lucy products are incredible! They offer wonderful shampoos and spray-on conditioners (I use their blueberry on Lucy and she is so soft afterward and her fur smells so nice!) and cat litter that doesn't smell (for real, this guy, Little Box Bob, walked around for 4 days wearing a used litterbox and you couldn't smell a thing!) I'm not even exaggerating a bit, you guys.   
The line-up of puppy products. We tried sample sizes of Big Apple, Pup a Dub Dub, and Blue Lightning Blueberry. The blueberry is my favorite. Lucy's fur is so soft and she smells amazing!   If you win and would like the dog prize, you'll receive 2 full size bottles in your favorite scent!

WHERE TO GET THEM
You can find Lucy Pet Products at Petco and local pet stores

One of you will win your choice--full size shampoo and detangler for your pooch in your choice or scent, or a giant package of cat litter!  Enter below by 11 pm on July 25th

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Lucy Pet for this giveaway and review opportunity. All opinions are honest and our own.

Friday, July 1

The Best of BlogPaws 2016! Amazing Brands, Giveaways and More


We just returned from our very first bloggers' conference! Back in March, my pooch, Lucy, and I were notified that we'd won the grand prize in the Blog Paws or Bust Conference: roundtrip airfare to Phoenix, AZ, a 4-night stay in the amazing Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, and complimentary conference admission. We had such an amazing time!  We made some new friends and networked with over fifty different pet brands. I narrowed it down to our absolute favorites out of 57. There were four companies that really stood out. They are some amazing brands with great people behind them!  Definitely stop by their pages, follow them, and enter their giveaways. Without further ado, here they are in the order in which they popped into my head.
#1 Rocco & Roxie Supply Co
Rocco & Roxie is a family-owned company that sells natural pet shampoos (the one they gave me for Lucy even contains argon oil--I can't wait to try it with her!) and jerky-style treats that Lucy is smitten with. They're a family-owned company--their employees are their kids. I met the father and the daughter and they were both super sweet.  Rocco & Roxie also sell an absolutely incredible stain and odor spray. Let me just tell you about a little mishap we had that made me very grateful for said spray...
As you can see, our darling pooch is a bit spoiled. Relaxing on the bed, eating her delicious pig's ear, cozy in the pet friendly hotel room. It seemed fine to leave her to her contentment and comfort while I took the kid's down to the Exhibit Hall to meet Jack (you'll hear about him later).  However, she's a small dog and couldn't get down from the bed when she needed to tinkle and we came back to a nice surprise on the bed. It went all the way through the sheets to the very incredibly comfortable, I'm-sure-also-very-expensive mattress. The stain was huge and very noticeable to the eyes and the nose. I could just imagine the hotel charging me an arm and a leg to clean the mattress besides imagining the next people sleeping on it, unbeknownst to them. I grabbed the first bottle in my swag bag (not Rocco & Roxie's) and used most of it on the stain. It didn't do a thing! Eek! I tried Rocco & Roxie's next and was not prepared to be so amazed. It got out literally every bit of yellow stain and you couldn't smell it at all! It was incredible. I already loved this company before, but after that, I'm totally sold!
GIVEAWAYS!
Follow Rocco & Roxie's Facebook page. They have giveaways for their products every single Friday! Come back here and let me know if you win one!

#2 Merrick Pet Food
Even before Blog Paws, Merrick was our favorite dog food brand. I love it because it's made with real, natural ingredients and is tailored to my pooch. Their small dog variety is perfect, and they have a wide variety of different types of food for any variety of dog, small or large, young or old, you name it. Lucy loves their food because, apparently, it's delicious.  She loves their dry dog food and their moist food both, and we were super blessed to be given 2 big bags of small variety food and tons of moist foods at Blog Paws! I like them even more now than I did before, if that's possible.
 GIVEAWAYS!
Follow Merrick Pet Care on Facebook. They always have great giveaways with tons of winners! They just ended a contest so I'm thinking there will be a new one soon. Keeping my eyes peeled!

#3 The Lucy Pet Foundation
The Lucy Pet Foundation is a non-profit created by Joey Herrick, the previous president and co-founder of Natural Balance Pet Food. He sold his very successful company to Del Monte not very long ago and needed something new to do, and really wanted to start a non-profit so he created The Lucy Pet Foundation. Of course, they had me at "Lucy"! But when they told me that all of their profits go toward saving dogs and cats from euthanasia, that impressed me. I spoke to Mr. Herrick at length. He was so nice, sincere, and down to earth.

And the Lucy products are incredible! They offer wonderful shampoos and spray-on conditioners (I use their blueberry on Lucy and she is so soft afterward and her fur smells so nice!) and cat litter that doesn't smell (for real, this guy, Little Box Bob, walked around for 4 days wearing a used litterbox and you couldn't smell a thing!) I'm not even exaggerating a bit, you guys. This cat litter is incredible and will be available at Petco and local pet stores in the very near future. You can find it easily in this clever and resourceful bag shaped like a cat.  

CONTEST!
The Lucy Pet Foundation is taking a tour bus around the country to find the best surfing dog who will be part of a float in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade! How cool is that?! Head here to sign up for information on the tour.
#4 Woofpup
My kiddos' pick, Woofpup, is a brand new company that is, essentially, a continuous contest. Upload your dog's photo and you can win "Woofpup of the Month"... with a limited-edition, collectible stuffed toy made in their likeness and a prize of $500 for the winning family. Here in this pic is their sample of a Goldendoodle. So cute and so Goldendoodlish!

CONTEST
Enter your pooch's photo at Woofpup.com and come back and let me know if you win!

And there you have it, out of 57 brands, our 4 favorites! Follow them, love them, and enter their giveaways. 
I sincerely think they are wonderful!