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

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



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

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



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

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  We earn SB for sharing.



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!!


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