Monday, December 11, 2017

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Santa's Li'l Helpers Team Challenge - US

Disclosure:  I am posting to share Swagbucks earning possibilities with you.  I am only compensated if someone joins under my link!



In need of some extra spending power as for your holiday shopping? Swagbucks is holding a Santa's Li'l Helpers Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, December 11th until 12pm PT on Friday, December 15th.

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site: 
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Shop Bonus on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before January 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate!, Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, December 15th by 5pm PT and will expire on Sunday, December 31st at 11:59pm PT

She Reads Truth Bible Review #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I received this Bible free of charge, to review for B&H Publishing by FrontGate Media.  While I was given the Bible for free all thoughts and opinions are my own.



The She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring devotionals by the She Reads Truth team, and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of "Women in the Word of God every day."


There are so many features that this beautiful Bible offers.  It contains 11 full-color charts, 20 full-color maps, 35 full-color timelines, 66 artist-designed key verses, almost 200 devotionals.  The She Reads Truth Bible also has reading plans for every book of the Bible, detailed book instructions, a key verse list, carefully curated topical index and a one-year Bible reading plan.  All of that is contained inside of this smyth-sewn bound Bible!  We love that there are two colored ribbon markers and that the page margins are wide enough for journaling and note-taking.


The She Reads Truth Bible comes in 5 colors and each has a protective sleeve to help you keep this beautiful Bible safe.  This is a Christian Standard Version.  You can purchase this Bible at:  http://shereadstruthbible.com

CD Review: A Girl Like Me by Julie Elias #ad

Disclosure:  I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. A  opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.  A special thank you to FrontGate Media for inviting me to review for them.


Once again, I'll start off by telling you that we love Christian music.  We also love finding out about new singers and discovering their stories.  Today, I want to introduce you to Julie Elias.  Julie had a life in Hollywood where she was an actress who appeared in "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI:NY."  When she realized that this was not bringing her happiness, nor making her content, she surrendered herself to what God wanted her to do.  She became a Christian singer/songwriter whose unique and inspiring story became an influence in Christian music.  She uses her own stories about, beauty, rejection and her own faith to encourage others.

In 2014, Julie founded Aurora Ministries.  It is a 501c3 non-profit organization that creates Christian material and events designed specifically for tween and teen girls.  Julie has been able to share God’s role in her life through blogging, booklets, music, conferences and girls' events.  Realizing that God had an important role in her life, even when she didn't realize He was there, enabled Julie to find common ground with and inspire young women all over the globe.


This wonderful CD, "A Girl Like Me" is Julie's latest album and is available on all digital music outlets, including iTunes.  Meant to be a companion to her girls’ events, every original song on the album as an intentional purpose and story behind it, from the conflict with a good friend in “Forgive Me” to her own feelings of unworthiness in “A Girl Like Me” to revisiting one of her favorites when she was a teen, a cover of DC Talk’s “In the Light.”  The songs are a happy marriage of both heartfelt messages and both theatrical anthems and intimate lullabies when the occasion calls for it. Whether you are a young woman in life or simply a young woman at heart, that album reminds us all that despite our failures and stubbornness, we need to “still believe a girl like me could be worthy of a King."

Kat and I really enjoyed this CD.  Although I am far from being a young woman, I felt the songs were very relatable to myself, and Kat felt that they were to her.  Kat has now confiscated my copy of "A Girl Like Me," and is sharing it with some of her friends.  If you are looking for a CD to give to a special female in your life, we recommend this one...Highly!

You can learn more at : www.julieeliasmusic.com and http://aurora-girls.com/

Huge Cash Back deals during the Swagbucks Green Monday Sale! #ad

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You can earn money while saving it during Green Monday! The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back - 2x or more - at a number of different stores today only. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Swagbucks - Holiday Beverage Collectors Bills #ad

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Now that the Holiday Season is upon us, Swagbucks is marking the occasion with "Holiday Beverage" Collector's Bills!  "Collector's Bills" are special SB point values with designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks' Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search from Monday, December 4th through Sunday, December 10th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:


  • 4 SB
  • 6 SB
  • 9 SB
  • 11 SB
  • 14 SB
  • 22 SB

When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!

Keep searching til you find them all!

Cave Tools Burger Press Review

Disclosure:  Free product was received to facilitate my honest and unbiased review.


When I was pregnant, I craved cheeseburgers.  The only problem I had back them was that I could not stand to touch the raw meat and press it into patties.  The pregnancy was years ago, but the love of cheeseburgers has remained.  I still am not fond of touching raw meat, but thanks to the Cave Tools Burger Press, making my burgers is a breeze. Simply add a scoop of burger to the base of the press, and press it!  You can either line the base with wax paper or spray it with Pam so the burgers slide off easily!






This aluminum burger press is dishwasher safe and is very well made.  The package comes with 200 square burger papers which makes removing and separating the burgers a snap!  It also contains 25 professional barbeque recipes with step by step instructions, and one more huge thing...LIFETIME SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - If at any point you are unhappy with your aluminum burger press maker you can return it for a full money back refund.  That sets them apart from other companies!

You can check them out on Amazon by clicking HERE!  You can save 15% off by using the code BURGER15.

This is a great item to have on hand to quickly stamp out consistent, uniform burger patties!  It also makes a great Christmas gift for the cook in your life!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Get more free gift cards for the Holidays from Swagbucks during December's Swago with Spin & Win (US) #ad

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their December "Swago" promotion starting Monday, December 4th at 9am PT and running until Monday, December 11th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:

Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.

You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, December 11th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.

Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.

Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, December 11th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice. 

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of January, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Brick Loot Review and Discount Code Offer - Christmas Gift Guide Idea

Disclosure:  We received a free box to facilitate our honest and unbiased review.  NO monetary compensation has been or will be received.  All opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.


Playing and building with Legos are some of my kids most favorite past times.  I have to admit that Michael and I also love to build right along with them.  Recently, we were offered the opportunity to review a subscription box for Brick Loot.  This very cool subscription box is filled with 4 to 8 items every month.  You could get custom kits with LEGO bricks, kits by famous LEGO designers, Brick Loot exclusives, LEGO accessories, or custom LEGO minifigures.  Each month you get different items with a retail value of $45+!  Brick Loot will give you the monthly theme, but they do not tell you what is included in each box.

The box we received was all about candy!!  Check out the photos.







The items are all adorable!  The kids actually played with them while we were waiting for the gingerbread houses to dry!  I would recommend this subscription box to anyone who has a Lego lover in their life!  This would be a wonderful gift that would continue for the length of your subscription.  Imagine having that Christmasy excitement every month!!


My readers get to save! Save 12% off Brickloot using code "usfamily12"




Thursday, November 30, 2017

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in December (US) #ad

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If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral during December. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over 174,000 SB which means over $1700 worth of various gift cards!  I have redeemed for Amazon.com and Delta Airlines gift cards and have been so thrilled!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Get some last minute Easy Earning Deals on Swagbucks #ad

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For those of you Swagbucks members out there looking to pad your gift card totals for the holidays, check out this page for a collection of easy special offers that will net you over 300 SB if you complete all of them.

Please Note: Some offers are targeted based on location and therefore not available to everyone.

For those who haven't sign up yet, this is the best time of year to do so - Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 

Click here to claim the offers!

Mickey Mouse: Merry and Scary DVD Giveaway

Disclosure:  Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.  We received a copy of this DVD to facilitate our honest review.

Do your kids like Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends as much as mine do?
Back around Halloween, I posted about this new DVD from Disney, "Mickey Mouse:  Merry and Scary.  We really loved the DVD and have been lucky enough to be able to giveaway a copy to one of our readers!

Here is a little about the Merry part:

Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to migrate south for the winter! But Donald wants to stay put and celebrate his first Christmas with his friends. Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything to make Donald's first Christmas great, but before you can catch a snowflake on your tongue, Donald has turned into a shivering, sneezing duck-cicle!



My kids really enjoyed this and we have watched it numerous times since we received it.  One thing I particularly like is that they put both Halloween and Christmas on this one DVD.  My kids love watching movies about those holidays at any time of year, so it worked well for us.  This DVD includes two, 22 minute cartoons, the one shown above, and the Halloween cartoon, "The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular, " as well as five, 3 minute shorts.  I have found that this works well for me when Mama needs to get some things done.

Would you like to win a copy for the special little person in your life?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below.

Be More Confident Car Shopping with Cars.com

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Whenever Michael, my hubby, and I start discussing purchasing a car, I can feel my anxiety level increase.  Since Michael is a trained chef and I went to school for accounting, car knowledge is severely lacking between us.  From the very beginning of each conversation, we always would run into a knowledge road block.  All those questions we have can now be answered with Cars.com

Did you know that you can research and compare different cars with the research tool at Cars.com?  I had no idea!  You can simply type the make, model and year of the car you are interested in and it will bring up the specifics on the car.  You can see what the MSRP currently is on the car, find out about gas mileage and even find out about the drivetrain!  They list what they like, don't like, and also any notable features the car might have.  You can then scroll down and read reviews on the different cars, or even click on the buttons to check the local inventory or get a quote.  Michael and I were thrilled! 

Cars.com is so much more than just place to do research.  You can also search the listings for cars in your area, list your car for sale, and even find the right parts to repair your car.  One of my favorite features on Cars.com has to be their videos and reviews section.  The videos are very informative and can help you in make your car buying decision! 

Michael and I are going to be doing some serious research after the first of the year, so we can get another car.  I am so glad to know that I can find so much information at Cars.com.  It is the one place I will check out first!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Huge Cash Back deals during the Swagbucks Cyber Monday Sale! #ad

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You can earn money while saving it on all your big Cyber Monday purchases.  The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back - 3x or more - at over 120 different stores today only. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Get Big Cash Back during the Swagbucks Black Friday Sale!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I will receive SB for sharing.



The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back at over 120 different stores all throughout Black Friday weekend. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more! 

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Get exclusive Swagbuster deals on your favorite stores, offers, and gift cards #ad

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Running now through December 3rd, the cashback shopping site Swagbucks is running a series of exclusive "Swagbuster" deals that offer increased cash back (in the form of SB points) at stores, when buying gifts cards, and big SB payouts when you discover offers from different companies. You can take all of the points you earn from these deals and redeem them for gift cards from places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or PayPal cash, helping you extend your holiday budget further!

The deals change every few hours, and you can keep track of what's available by clicking here. You need a Swagbucks account to take advantage - fortunately it's free and takes less than 30 seconds to sign up. PLUS, if you sign up through me you'll get a bonus 300 SB ($3) if you earn 300 SB before December 1st!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

ESV ILLUMINATED BIBLE Review & Giveaway #ESVIlluminatedBible & #FlyBy

Disclosure:  (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


Christmas is just around the corner and one of my favorite things to give as a gift is a nice Bible.  I found all of that in the ESV Illuminated Bible.  It places the full ESV text("essentially literal" translation) alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi. Printed on thick cream-colored paper, the Bible's single-column text setting and wide margins provide generous space for additional notes, prayers, and designs—inviting readers to creatively engage with and reflect on the beauty of God's Word.
9-point, Lexicon
Black letter text
2-color printing
64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations
50 full-page verse illustrations
250+ hand-lettered margin verses
100+ other illustrations throughout
Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target
Thick, cream-colored paper
Wide margins
Single-column, paragraph format
Smyth-sewn binding
Packaging: Permanent Slipcase
Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend.  She has been commissioned by clients such as Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm. Learn more at tanamachistudio.com.


The ESV Illuminated Bible is absolutely beautiful.  There is plenty of room in the margins where you can write notes and journal.  This Bible is so well put together, it would be a huge blessing to anyone who receives it.
How We Made the ESV Illuminated Bible from Crossway on Vimeo.

Would you like to win one of these beautiful Bibles?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

"One Christmas Bear" Children's Book Review/Giveaway

Disclosure:  We received a free copy of this book to facilitate an unbiased and honest review.  No monetary compensation was received!


Some of the most enjoyable times of my day have been spent reading with my family.  Tucking kids into bed and spending quality time reading to them is very special to me.  During the holiday season, I look for a cute book to read to them and this year I discovered, "One Christmas Bear" by Anne Vittur Kennedy.

About the author:
Anne Vittur Kennedy has been delighting young children with her humorous and playful books for thirty years. Her awards include American Library Association’s Notable Books List, Teacher’s Choice, The Green Earth Book Award, and The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.

About the book:
Count the joys of Christmas with Christmas Bear and his arctic friends in One Christmas Bear, the new holiday-shaped board book for toddlers and preschoolers by Anne Vittur Kennedy. Little ones will love to count seasonal elements, such as crunchy candy canes, colorful ornaments, and frosty snowflakes, and parents will appreciate the emphasis on family, friends, and the sweet depiction of the reason for the season—Jesus’ birth!


With beautiful illustrations and simple, rhyming text, One Christmas Bear is perfect to help little ones learn to count, and wonderful for families to enjoy together. Count the Blessings of Christmas! Follow the merry adventures of a polar bear and the Artic animals as they enjoy winter fun! From crunchy candy canes and frosty snowballs to friends to play with and a family to love, your little one will enjoy counting God’s wonderful gifts. 

Our thoughts:
This book is really cute.  It is a very sturdy board book and it is really easy to clean.  One of the main things I like about this is that it is a counting book.  I encouraged my kids to count the different items, like the caribou and cookies in the photo above.  Rhyming text really helped keep my kids interested, and by using cute animals, doing fun things, they were hooked!  The animals, although different, were having fun together and were friends.  All these things were given to us by God.  Beautiful!

Would you like to win a copy of this adorable book for your little one?  Enter here or click on the image below for your chance to win one of five copies that are being given away on December 1st!







The Pre-Black Friday Holiday Sale on SWAGBUCKS! #ad

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As a pre-Black Friday warm up, Swagbucks is offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Popular Fertility Foods Around the World

Disclosure:  After suffering from years of infertility, I wanted to share this information with others!  Maybe I can help!

Once a couple decides to start trying to conceive, they will start doing research on how to increase the chances of getting pregnant quickly. One thing that they would immediately think of is what foods to eat while trying to conceive to help boost their fertility.

As a matter of fact, there are a variety of fertility boosting foods around the world that could be added to your diet if you want a pregnancy to be in your cards sooner rather than later. Let’s take a look at some of these fertility boosting foods from different areas around the world.


Walnuts

The Romans believed that walnuts would improve fertility, and that belief was established then. In fact they were right about walnuts being a fertility boosting food. However, the main reason the Romans ate walnuts because they believed that not only fertility would be improved- but their sexual desire and libido would be as well.

In fact, walnuts were served at weddings to bless the new bride and groom to help them create a family of their own.

Ironically the Romans knew their stuff because after research has been conducted, it has been found that walnuts are great for fertility. There is a lot of zinc found in walnuts, and zinc is essential for helping your man improve his sperm quality and count. So there you have it. Walnuts will help your man’s fertility. As long as he doesn’t have a nut allergy, buy him plenty of walnuts to snack on while you are trying for that baby.

Coconut

In India, coconut is the traditional fertility food. It’s used as part of wedding ceremonies because it represents fertility. The coconut is put in a pot, that represents the womb. Then the bride and groom are given a coconut during the ceremony as a gift. They will cherish the coconut for the rest of their lives.

In fact, coconut oil can definitely boost fertility in women by supporting healthy hormone production, as well as boosting cervical mucous production to help his swimmers make their way up to the egg waiting to be fertilized.

Maca Root

Maca Root is a popular herb in South America, especially in Peru. It is a great fertility booster, and can also increase the libido in women, and give them more energy.  Maca root can also improve immune systems, which can also help improve fertility since both go hand in hand. Maca Root can be found in capsule form in health food stores, and plenty of women take this while trying to conceive.

Yams

African women eat yams to help promote fertility. If you plan to incorporate yams in your diet, you will specifically want to eat wild yams because they have the goods to help boost fertility for women as they have properties to help with ovulation. You will need to go to specialty health food stores to find them. Keep in mind that wild yams can be so effective that it is common that many women who have incorporated them in their diet will increase chances of having twins.

Fresh Figs

The Ancient Greeks believed that fresh figs were fertility foods due to the shape which resembles ovaries and testes. Therefore, many women who have been trying to conceive have eaten fresh figs to promote fertility for centuries.

As a matter of fact, figs are a great food to help boost fertility because they are rich in iron and magnesium. Fig leaves also have insulin lowering properties which is helpful for women who have PCOS and can help them ovulate as a result.

Crappit Heid

Crappit Heid may sound gross when you say it, but this historic dish was eaten by the wives of fisherman who lived on the coasts of Scotland. Crappit heid is fish heads that are stuffed with oats and chopped liver which is loaded with vitamins that boost fertility.

The fishermen who lacked money to spend on food were very proud to provide such a hearty, delicious and nutritious meal. They also believed it would help their wives who ate it birth healthy and strong babies.

Fish Roe

Fish roe, or fish eggs are expensive in North America. However, they were incredibly valuable to those living around the Andes a century ago and even before that. Tribes sent men to the sea to fish for the eggs, and after they were caught they would be dried out in the Sun.

After being dried up, these men carried them back to their villages on the mountains to give to their wives so they could have healthy and strong babies. Fish eggs do help promote fertility because they are loaded with fertility nutrients that will help couples achieve that pregnancy that they have been wanting to achieve.

Pastured Eggs

In China, eggs are considered to be a popular health food, and women are told to eat as many as 10 eggs daily during pregnancy. Eggs also play a crucial role in the Chinese preconception diet too. Therefore, women were encouraged to eat eggs before trying to conceive to help boost their chances of conceiving.  Egg yolks are indeed packed with fertility boosting nutrients.

Animal Organs

Animal organs have vitamins and minerals that will boost both male and female fertility, and this was known for centuries. Bone marrow, adrenal glands and blood were believed to have the nutrients to help boost fertility. Hunters from the Amazon, Africa, Canada and Australia would serve themselves and their wives these foods to help create healthy and strong babies.

Because of the rise of the vegan movement today, these particular foods would be unacceptable. Eggs and fish roe would be included. However, there are plenty of alternatives that you can look into by consulting with naturopaths who can help you find the right supplements to take to help you get pregnant.

If you are trying to conceive, and wonder what foods you can eat to help boost your chances of getting pregnant, now you know of what foods to eat to help make that happen. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

TOMORROW ONLY -Swagbucks - The November Swag Code Extravaganza (US) #ad

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Swagbucks is celebrating Thanksgiving early with a Swag Code Extravaganza! It all happens on Wednesday, November 15th beginning at 7AM PT/10AM ET. 

6 Swag Codes worth a total of 40 SB The codes will be all over Swagbucks so be on the lookout!

Sign up here to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!

Swagbucks - Get up to $28 to try Gamefly for the Holidays! #ad

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Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an offer through Gamefly where you get 2500 SB (which is the equivalent of $25 in gift cards) for signing up. This is the perfect gift for the gamer in your life.

Gamefly allows you to rent games for lots of different consoles including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, PS3, PS4, etc, with no late fees ever. Members can also play 100’s of PC games for free! You can try it out for 2 months at a price of $10 AND get 2500 SB by using this link!

You must be Swagbucks member to take advantage of this offer. If you're not a member, you'll be prompted to sign up for Swagbucks first, which takes less than 30 seconds.

If you haven't tried Swagbucks yet, this is a great time to do it, since you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of December. That means you get $28 total (2800 SB) for spending $10 on a 2-month Gamefly subscription! This is one of several deals available on Swagbucks throughout the holidays, including double cash back shopping and more.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Swag Feast Team Challenge - US #ad

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In need of some extra spending power as we head into the holidays? Swagbucks is holding a Swag Feast Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, November 13th until 12pm PT on Friday, November 17th.

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site: 
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before December 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 4th place team will receive a 15 SB Swag Up Rebate, Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, November 17th at 2pm PT and will expire on Thursday, November 30th at 11:59pm PT

Monday, November 6, 2017

Get more free gift cards during November Swago with Spin & Win (US) #ad

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is celebrating Thanksgiving early with another big "Swago" promotion starting Monday, November 6th at 9am PT and running until Monday, November 13th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:

Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.

You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, November 13th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.

Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.

Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, November 16th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Brick Loot Subscription Box for Your Lego Lover #ad

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Brick Loot, which was created by a 9 year old boy, is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics!  Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items including Custom LEGO Kits, LEGO Minifigures and more. Brick Loot boxes are filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.  Do you have someone who loves Lego?  The Brick Loot subscription box is the ideal way to keep them entertained year round.  It is the perfect gift for Lego Lovers from 6-99!

Interested in checking it out for yourself?   My readers get to save! Save 12% off Brickloot using code "usfamily12





Holiday Harvest Collectors Bills #ad

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November has arrived, and as we get deeper into the Holiday Season, Swagbucks is marking the occasions with "Holiday Harvest" Collector's Bills!  "Collector's Bills" are special SB point values with designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks' Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search from Monday, November 6th through Sunday, November 12th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:

  • 4 SB
  • 6 SB
  • 9 SB
  • 11 SB
  • 14 SB
  • 22 SB

When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!

Keep searching til you find them all!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The 2017 Swagbucks Holiday Sale! #ad

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Swagbucks is offering double cash back at dozens of different stores (like Macy's and Target) during their 2017 Holiday Sale. Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping. There are

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks during November's "Three for Fall" #ad

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If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up during November as part of their Three for Fall promotion. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 12/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over 120,000 SB which I have redeemed for Delta Airlines gift cards, Amazon gift cards and more!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Grow Your Own Avocado Tree with the Avoseedo

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GROW YOUR OWN AVOCADO TREE AT HOME! Save 20% on any AvoSeedo avocado grower or other product and enjoy FREE shipping too. Visit the AvoSeedo Shop today and get growing today! Visit: http://www.shop.avoseedo.com/ Use Code: sp20 #avoseedo




AvoSeedo from Daniel Kalliontzis on Vimeo.

AvoSeedo avocado tree germinator bowl that makes it easy for everyone to grow their own plant at home from a simple avocado pit. Easy to use for all ages of amateur avocado arborists, the clever AvoSeedo bowl design keeps the avocado pit immersed in just the right amount of water to grow effectively. Made for durability from recyclable, non-toxic materials and is reusable for other vegetables like lettuce, celery, carrot tops! Germinate and grow an avocado tree in your own home, whatever the climate. Fun family (Millennial parents, their young kids, grandma/grandpa) project to make a tree sprout and watch it grow from the pit of a common avocado. Increase kids' understanding of ecology, interconnections in nature, responsibility and care for the environment in a participatory and concrete way.  
It is so simple to use and it is not just fun for the kids!  My hubby is so excited to grow our own avocados!!  Here are the simple steps:

1. Get an avocado, cut it open and remove the pit
2. Peel away the thin skin from the avocado pit
3. Put the pit flat part down into the AvoSeedo tray
4. Place the AvoSeedo tray with avocado pit into a bowl of water
5. Change the water every two to three weeks
6.The seed will sprout and a tiny avocado tree will grow after one to three months
7. Transfer the budding tree into a pot
8. Reuse the AvoSeedo to grow more avocados

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness in Driving Research & SAVING SIGHT! #ffbamd

DIsclosure:  This is a sponsored post, but with that being said, AMD and the fight for a cure is something that is very close to my heart and that is why I chose to post!


Did you know that every year nearly 10 million Americans go blind due to AMD or Age-related Macular Degeneration.  People who are 55 and older are at the greatest risk!  Also, if you have a close family member who has AMD, your chances of having it are even greater! Now for the good news!  A cure is in sight!  The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a non-profit organization, and they have provided funding for research on cures for blindness, specifically AMD, since 1971. In fact, with the research FFB has already made possible, treatments to stop and in some cases even reverse retinal disease is a reality.

During the last few years of his life, my father struggled with losing his eyesight.  As a matter of fact, at the time of his passing, he was legally blind.  I know the grief he felt when he was having problems clearly seeing his grand children, children and wife.  He would often act like he saw everything because it hurt too much to admit he had missed something important.  I don't wish that on anyone!


The research that the Foundation Fighting Blindness is funding is very important for the benefit of people for years to come.  No one should miss out on being able to see their family.  Please check out the Foundation Fighting Blindness at www.FightBlindness.org, click on this link to download your free information packet, or call 1-800-BLINDNESS (254-6363) to request one.   Don't wait until you or someone you love has been diagnosed with AMD to learn more!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Swagbucks - Swago: Shopping Edition Is Back! (US) #ad

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The holidays are close and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save while you spend.
   
Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly. 

Click here to get started! 
Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):


  • Shop Swago will begin on Monday, October 23rd at 9am PT/12pm ET, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value - up to 300 SB - enough for your first $3 gift card.
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • The game ends Friday, October 27th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus. 


Also, if you sign up through me this month, you'll get a $10 rebate when you make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping! You can activate it in the "Swag Ups" area of "My Account"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TODAY!!! Swagbucks - The October Swag Code Extravaganza (US) #ad

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In celebration of Halloween, Swagbucks is holding a Swag Code Extravaganza! It all happens on Wednesday, October, 18th beginning at 7AM PT/10AM ET. 6 Swag Codes worth a total of 40 SB The codes will be all over Swagbucks so be on the lookout!

Sign up here to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Swag Haunt Team Challenge on Swagbucks - US #ad

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In need of some extra spending power as we head into the holidays? Swagbucks is holding a Swag Haunt Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge is running now and ends on Friday, October 20th at 12pm PT

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site: 
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before November 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 4th place team will receive a 15 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 5th place team will receive a 10 Sb Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, October 20th at 12pm PT and will expire on Tuesday, October 31st at 11:59pm PT

Monday, October 16, 2017

SHOP YUMMY HALLOWEEN CANDY AND TREATS #ad

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Here are a few of our favorite Halloween treats for this year’s parties and trick-or-treaters.

Monster Berries 
These chocolate covered strawberries from FruitBouquets.com are a sweet treat for “goblin” up at your Halloween party. Dipped and decorated as ghosts, jack-o’-lanterns, or monsters, they arrive fresh and ready to be enjoyed by all. Save 20% on fresh fruit arrangements with code FRUITNOW.
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BeanBoozled Trick or Treat Jelly Beans 
These special JellyBelly beans put your senses to the test. With 10 “treat” beans and 10 identical “trick” beans, you’ll never know if you’re about to eat a Booger or a Caramel Corn! From now until 10/12, save 15% on orders $29+ with code SPOOKY17.
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Mars Minis Chocolate Favorites Variety Pack
With more than 2 pounds of chocolate, this variety pack from Jet.com will make you the life of the party wherever you go this Halloween. Featuring iconic candies like Milky Way, Twix, and 3 Musketeers, there’s enough variety for everyone. From now until 10/15, earn an extra 5% in JetCash on Halloween costumes and party supplies.
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GET YOUR DOG IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH MUTTROPOLIS #ad

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This Halloween, don’t forget to let your furry friend in on the fun. With so many adorable items to choose from, Muttropolis has Halloween options for dogs big and small.
Here are a few of our favorite Halloween picks.

Boo Dog Collar and Leash
Featuring ghosts, pumpkins, and “BOO!” all over, this dog collar and leash are must-have accessories to get in the Halloween spirit. Plus, save 10% when you buy a collar and leash together and enjoy free shipping on orders more than $49 through 10/31.
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Fireman Dog Costume
Have no fear; the firefighter is here! With a fire jacket and matching firefighter’s hat, your dog will look like he belongs in the firehouse.
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Plush Halloween Dog Toy
These cuties are the perfect addiction to your pup’s trick or treat bag. Soft and durable, you’ll both have fun playing with these festive toys.
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