The Traveling Sisterhood: 2017

Monday, May 22

Lucy's Nutro Adventure: Final Thoughts and Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Chewy.com for this review and giveaway opportunity. All opinions are honest and my own. 
Over a month later, and I am so so so glad we took the opportunity to try Nutro Ultra! The other day, we had a party. Numerous people remarked on what a happy dog Lucy is and how soft she is. Once they pet her, they were amazed! So many comments of, "She's so soft!" "She's so cute!" Of course, she was always cute and soft... but not quite this soft. This food is definitely doing great things for her coat! And she is as happy and healthy as ever. Her energy level is wonderful and I would recommend this food by far!

And Lucy still thinks the Nutro dry food is delicious which is amazing! I have never seen her have such a great appetite for a dry food and we have tried some very good brands. Nutro gets the gold star!

And now for our winner announcement. The winner is Wendy B. and her sweet little Boston Terrier! Congrats to both of you! The rest of you can purchase Nutro at Chewy.com... and stay tuned, readers--more great giveaways coming the first week in June!

This Month's Beauty Box: Amazing Value and the Highest Quality Yet! #Discount #pamperyourselflikeaprincess

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Beauty boxes are my very favorite types of subscription boxes! The best thing about Imperial Glamour is that every month is a different theme. This month's was eyes and cheeks... and I was thrilled to see the products came in a cute, nice-sized makeup bag. I can always use another makeup bag!

These brushes, ladies, are heavenly! They're from Honeybee Gardens, a company that specializes in natural cosmetics. The brushes are so soft. You just want to keep pampering your face with them even when there's no makeup on them. I was so excited to see these because my old brushes were getting, well... old. I was thrilled to see them in this month's IG Beauty Box so that I didn't have to splurge on some good brushes! If you need brushes, too, you can still get in on this box and get them at a discount (pic and links at the bottom of this post).
 

Opale Essence Vegan Spring Colored Mineral Eyeshadow in a variety of shades. I received a green and a blue. These are incredible! A little goes a long way and they add the perfect amount of shimmer--not too much, not too little.
The Organic Mineral Blush from Mother Earth Beauty Bar is my perfect shade! Like the eye shadow, it gives your cheeks the perfect amount of shimmer and color. It goes on nice and evenly and is natural, like the products in the IG Beauty Boxes always are. Love!

Every month, the Imperial Glamour box comes with a specific rundown on the cost of each item plus the total value of the box. I also love that they include the specific name and size of everything in case I'd like to purchase it again later, either from their shop or from the companies themselves. The box shown here is the Deluxe Box (which costs $25/month with free shipping) so you can see that the value is more than double the cost of the box! This box was  such great quality that I can't wait to see what's next!
Imperial Glamour boxes come in 2 different sizes--Deluxe (shown here) and Mini. Buy a Deluxe box and get a second 20% off. Use code: 20OFFDELUXE! Let me know what you decide to get!

Sunday, May 21

Winners Announced!



Nutro Pet Food
Wendy Browne

Candlemart Gift Card
Christine L.

Almondina Cookies
 Amy L.

Balmshot Lip Balm
Misty

Everyone else, stay tuned! There will be more great giveaways coming the first week of June in our Summer Event!

Wednesday, May 17

SunBasket Organic Food Delivery: $30 off Discount!

 I feel like a chef and I do believe my husband loves me more than he already did! For the last 3 days, we've been eating meals by SunBasket--healthy cooking made easy with fresh seasonal, organic ingredients sourced from farms on the West Coast & delicious recipes delivered weekly. My absolute favorite thing about SunBasket is that I try things I never would have tried otherwise.  I'm a girl who grew up eating no other veggies than green beans and corn so I was wary of cooked cauliflower but I actually really liked it--the chef who designs these recipes is amazing! 

My first SunBasket was free but I've already ordered another!  Above are the recipes I'll be cooking next time.  Sunbasket says each meal is enough for 2 people but the portion sizes are very, very generous.  For our family, the meals amounted to 3 filling servingsFor 2 of the meals I did, I actually added an additional side item and fed my entire family of 6, though my children do eat small portion sizes.  I was surprised at the amount of food included! And the quality, all organic sourced from CA, has been wonderful. You can purchase a larger plan if your family is bigger eaters than mine. ;)

Each meal comes packaged in a paper bag. Ingredients are pre-measured and so incredibly fresh!  I was very impressed.  With your first SunBasket purchase (remember you get $30 off and they have a moneyback guarantee!), you'll receive 3 times this amount of food--one batch of recipe ingredients in each of 3 bags.  The box you receive is huge and is very well packaged--Nothing was broken or bruised.  The first recipe I tried was Rigatoni with Parsley Pesto and White Beans, a vegan meal. I'm not at all a vegan kind of girl, but...

...it was so, so, so delicious!  The pesto was the best I've ever tasted and the arugula added the perfect fresh flavor and nice crunch. It was like eating Summertime in a bowl.  As the pesto came pre-made and as I really want to be able to make this dish again for friends, I asked SunBasket for the recipe and they obliged. I can't wait to make it again! Next time, instead of the beans, I'll add oven-baked chicken.










Tuesday, May 16

Stock Up On Star-Spangled Supplies at the Dollar Tree!

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

It's already almost Memorial Day and the Dollar Tree has so much cute stuff! Every time I drop by, I am thrilled to find a such a great variety of holiday inspired goodies no matter the season. I get so much fun stuff and spend so little!
They even have picnic and cookout supplies, only $1.00 each, for your Memorial Day or 4th of July parties. I especially love having picnics! What are your Dollar Tree picnic and cookout go-tos?
And these would be so fun for the kids! Light up your party at night with Glow-in-the-Dark Accessories such as wands, bracelets, flags, and more, just $1 each!

Did you know you can shop The Dollar Tree on-line? Just click the banner above to shop or click on any link in this post. So head on over and shop patriotic party supplies at DollarTree.com! Let me know if you find anything exciting, and I'd love to see pictures!

Tuesday, May 9

US Cellular is giving up to $1000 to K-12 Groups (including homeschools)!


Pear is a new organization that's free to use which works with different companies to provide donation funds for school groups (including private schools, homeschools, and public schools), teams, and nonprofits!  With their current campaign, you can earn up to $1,000 in cash or custom apparel for your group by getting sponsored by US Cellular. Getting started is simple and free! 

To start, create a group page by uploading a photo. Then, invite friends and family to support your team! Pear's platform makes rallying your supporters a breeze. Your group has ten days to complete short online tasks, such as liking US Cellular’s Facebook page. The more people who engage, the more money your team is awarded – it’s that easy. At the end of your sponsorship, simply claim your award and begin your custom order. This program is only available for a limited time, so get sponsored on Pear today!
 Could your kiddos' or students' group use something like this? Let me know if you decided to try Pear and how your campaign goes!


Thursday, May 4

Epic! 30 Days Free of Unlimited E-books and Audiobooks for Kids 12 and Under!



Epic! has been called the “Netflix of kids' books” – it's an unlimited library that kids can take anywhere! Well-known books and series include Fancy Nancy, Flat Stanley, Warriors, Rainbow Magic Fairies, The Chronicles of Narnia, Ramona, Batman, Goosebumps, Clifford, A Series of Unfortunate Events, National Geographic Kids, Goodnight Moon, The Berenstain Bears, Big Nate, 15,000 high-quality children's books, and thousands of read-to-me and Audio books. 






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Click here or the pic above to go directly to the site and get 1 month free!

Monday, May 1

Imperial Glamour's Spring Beauty Bath Edition!


Special thanks to the beautiful Mary at Imperial Glamour Beauty Box for providing me with this box to review. All opinions are honest and my own.
Bath boxes are one of my very favorite types of subscription boxes! The best thing about Imperial Glamour is that every month is a different theme. My favorites so far have been the hair box and this one--the spring mix--which was almost all bath stuff! Fun fun! I couldn't wait to get that bath water running and splash in with a good book!
Every month, the Imperial Glamour box comes with a specific rundown on the cost of each item plus the total value of the box. I also love that they include the specific name and size of everything in case I'd like to purchase it again later, either from their shop or from the companies themselves. The box shown here is the Deluxe Box (which costs $25/month with free shipping) so you can see that the value is well over the cost of the box!

There it is--the bath water filling up and everything I was going to use for my bath! I put in the lemon bath fizzy and also added the BKF Naturals Organic Lemon Rosemary Salt Scrub for a most luxurious experience. (You can buy this for $5 separately by clicking the link) The water was so soft and smelled heavenly! I also used the organic face polish--noticeably softer skin immediately and the next day--and the grapefruit sugar scrub cubes. I was shocked when I got out of the bath and realized I had been in for an hour and a half! Then again, the bath was heavenly and the book I was reading was the kind you just don't want to put down til the last page!

I just had to include the above verse as it really fits in so well with the Imperial Glamour beauty boxes--the perfect gift for a Proverbs 31 woman--yourself or someone else! Speaking of such a woman, it's almost Mother's Day. An IG Beauty Box would be such the perfect gift for that beautiful mother. You can buy her a past box or 2, or purchase her a subscription.
Imperial Glamour boxes come in 2 different sizes--Deluxe (shown here) and Mini. Buy a Deluxe box and get a second 20% off. Use code: 20OFFDELUXE! Maybe one for you and one for someone for Mother's Day!


Candlemart Gift Card Giveaway!

I recently shopped at Candlemart and was so amazed at their prices! I purchased a large candle, a tealight, this burner in purple, and 3 different containers of melts for $25 with free shipping! I especially love the burner and it's only $6! Their prices are simply incredible!
 
Looking for some fun spring decor that the kiddos can help with? I love the Aromabeads Singles! They can either be used as melts in a warmer or placed in votives for a more decorated approach, both making the house smell great.

Enter below to win a $10 gift card to Candlemart plus your shipping will also be free! Ends 5/8 at 11 pm anyone's time. Also check out our homepage for more great giveaways this week!
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Special thanks to the wonderful people at Candlemart for providing me with these products to review and giveaway. All opinions are honest and my own.

Friday, April 28

Lucy's Nutro Adventure: Giveaway! Winner's Choice of a One Month Supply!


Special thanks to the wonderful people at Chewy.com for this review and giveaway opportunity. All opinions are honest and my own.
Lucy knows when the mail is for her! After all, her sense of smell is second to none. Here she is, trying to sniff out what goodies might be in her newest order from Chewy.com.

On the top of the box--Petite Eats by Nutro. Roasted Turkey and Vegetable Entree cuts in gravy.... mm!!! I love, love, love Nutro's petite eats. Er.... Lucy loves them! They're the perfect size for my little pooch. The best thing about Nutro is that their food is natural and made in the USA. The second best thing is their incredible variety--they have just the right food choices for any type of dog!

She loves it! Yes, she loves it. But what about the dry food...?

I am usually wary about trying new dry foods for Lucy because she can be very picky and because when they aren't especially made for small dogs, she has a hard time chewing them. But I had heard wonderful things about Nutro, I already knew Lucy loved their wet food (she tried that at Blog Paws last year and it's super obvious in the pic above), and...
...Nutro has a line of dry food specially made for small breeds! As you can see, the pieces are nice and tiny, perfect for littler dogs to nibble. The dry food is natural (just like everything else the company makes) and has powerful antioxidants among all the great vitamins and other goodies.

Before we switched to Nutro about 3 weeks ago, Lucy barely touched her dry food. She would eat it nightly as a last resort (as in, "No. Mama is not feeding you any table scraps and your wet food is done for the day" kind of last resort). But now when I scoop the Nutro dry food into her bowl, she rushes over like it's a cookie (Lucy's word for treat), wagging her tail and diving right in! I am incredulous!! Sold!! Love!!
One of you will win a ginormous one month supply of Nutro dog food in any variety that's best for your pooch! Enter below by 5/5 at 11 pm anyone's time.
You can find Nutro Pet Food, wet and dry varieties for any type of dog, at Chewy.com!