Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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

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

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

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I will receive a kit to grow my own avocado tree for sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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


Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.

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.

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.

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.


Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post!

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.

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.

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.

The Stray - A Doggone Good Family Movie #spon

Disclosure: I received this information and Fandango movie codes, free of charge, from FrontGate Media to facilitate a post on this blog. No monetary compensation has been received, nor was I told how to post about this movie. Any opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

"The Stray" tells the true story of a stray dog who saves a struggling family in more ways than one.

“Pluto” comes out of nowhere and quickly makes himself at home with the Davis family, who are on the brink of falling apart. Dad (Michael Cassidy; Argo, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) is a career-driven workaholic who is neglecting his marriage and family. Mom (Sarah Lancaster; Chuck, Saved by the Bell: The New Class) is at her wit’s end raising three young kids. The last thing they need is another mouth to feed. Or is it? In just a short time with the Davis family, Pluto the “wonderdog” manages to save a lost toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy (Connor Corum; Heaven is for Real), help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog – he’s a guardian angel.  "The Stray" was written and directed by Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven).

Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything.

If you are like me, you are always on the look out for a family friendly movie.  Nothing makes us happier than being able to go have a family movie night, and when it is a Dove approved movie, I know it is safe for everyone.  "The Stray" hit movie theaters on October 6th, and it looks adorable.  The biggest attraction for my family has to be the DOG!  We are big dog lovers and Pluto looks like he will be the star of the show!  My mom and I are going to take kids this week.  Poor Daddy has to work, so he will have to miss it!  What are your thoughts?  Check out the movie trailer and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Same Kind of Different As Me Comes to Theaters Oct. 20 Plus Fandango #Giveaway #Sponsored #SameKindMovieL3

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post from LEV3L Digital for Paramount Pictures/Pure Flix. All opinions are my own. I will receive the same prize for participating in this promotion.

"Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody." Words of wisdom from a homeless drifter; words that never would be shared with the world if not for a wayward husband, a forgiving wife, and an unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together.

With more money than they could ever possibly need, Ron and Debbie Hall have everything they could ever want … except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, Debbie invites him to stay—as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. But when her request includes serving the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, Ron would prefer to write a large check instead.

Guided by her faith and spurred on by the dream of a homeless man she senses will change their city, Debbie befriends a disenfranchised man named Denver. More surprisingly, so does Ron. Despite vast differences, their lives begin to intersect and they all are changed … forever.

Based on an unforgettable true story of forgiveness, friendship, family, and faith, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME opens in theatres October 20. With two Academy Award® winners and two nominees, the film’s outstanding cast brings to life the New York Times bestseller that interweaves stories of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), his grace-giving wife Debbie (RenĂ©e Zellweger), their unexpected friend Denver (Djimon Hounsou), and Ron’s estranged father Earl (Jon Voight).

Our thoughts:
When I was first contacted about the opportunity to learn about Same Kind of Different As Me, I had no idea what it was about.  I had never heard of the book, which spent 3 years on the NY Times Best Sellers list, but as soon as I saw the trailer and visited their website, I knew I had to share this with my readers.
My daddy instilled great values in me, one of them being volunteering.  Whenever I help someone, I feel like I get much more out of it than they do.  Most of the time, I end up learning more from the people I help than I ever imagined I could.  Daddy also taught me that we are all different, even identical twins have different personalities.  With that being said, we are all the same.  We each have things that we are afraid of, things we wish we were better at, and we each have our own quirks.  Everyone has them!  In this movie, that becomes apparent.  I loved the fact that Debbie asks her husband, Ron, to serve at the homeless shelter.  Serving others, especially those who are in need, will open your eyes and make your heart so full.  I encourage you to try it!

Every one can make a difference and help change our world.  It all starts with one simple act of kindness.  Need some ideas?  Here are a few things we have done:

  • Donate food, clothes, household goods and time to your local homeless shelter, help center or rescue mission.  
  • Offer your time as a tutor
  • Mow a neighbor's lawn
  • Help someone carry their groceries to their car
  • Pay for the person behind you in a fast food line
  • Make a monetary donation to a special cause
  • Smile and greet everyone you see....smiles are contagious!

Post about your acts of kindness on social media and use the hashtag #SameKindMovieL3. (You even get bonus giveaway entries for sharing)  Encourage others to do the same! It's about time we started a kindness revoltion!

You can learn more about Same Kind of Different As Me by checking out their website (linked above), or by following the movie on social media.
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Would you like to check out this movie for yourself?  Enter on the rafflecopter form below and you could win 2 Fandango codes, which can be ONLY used for movie tickets to see Same Kind of Different As Me!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

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

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

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is celebrating the fall with another big "Swago" promotion starting Monday, October 9th at 9am PDT! 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, October 16th 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, October 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!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Swagbucks - US Halloween Sale #ad

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

Now that Halloween is almost here, Swagbucks has increased cash back at a big group of their Halloween-related stores, so you can earn cash back while getting costumes, decorations, and more for the end of the month. Just click here to see the deals, and sign up for Swagbucks (if you haven't already) to start earning cash back in the form of SB points, which you can exchange for gift cards or PayPal cash.

The sale is going through October 31st, and if you sign up through me, you'll get a 1000 SB rebate ($10) after your first shopping purchase through Swagbucks!

Swagbucks - Spooktacular Collector's Bills #ad

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

Swagbucks is celebrating Halloween with a special set of "Spooktacular" Collector's Bills!  "Collector's Bills" are special 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, October 2nd through Sunday, October 8th, 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
  • 26 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!