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2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest (giveaway ends 7/26/16)

 

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Do you consider yourself a sandwich person? Do you crave a good old PJ&J? Does the idea of a grilled cheese sandwich make your mouth water? Or are you a fan of the classic BLT?

Personally I love the classic ham and Swiss on rye, with lettuce, onions, mayo and just a little bit of mustard. Mmm… yummy!

I’m also a big fan of scrambled egg sandwiches (scrambled eggs sandwiched in between two pieces of toast).

Our favorite sandwiches are made out of ingredients that we love, but let’s face it, the key to any great sandwich is the bread. You need the perfect bread to build your favorite sandwich.

Are you familiar with Arnold® Breads? The brand also goes by the names Brownberry and Oroweat in different parts of the country. Where I live (New York) we know it as Arnold® Bread. For the sake of this post I will refer to the brand as that, but please note the different brand names.

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Arnold® Bread makes a line of premium bread products that include such varieties as 17 Grains & Seeds, Flax & Sesame Seeds, Nuts & Seeds, Oatnut, Double Fiber and Sourdough, to name a few (not all varieties are carried in all stores).

Here is some additional information about Arnold® Bread products.

All of Arnold® Whole Grains Sliced Breads and Arnold® Sandwich Thins® Rolls contain/are:

  • 2 to 5 grams of fiber per slice or thin
  • Zero grams of Trans Fat
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • A cholesterol free food

The Arnold® bread varieties contain/are:

  • Made with 100% whole grains
  • Good source of fiber
  • 80 calories per serving
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Heart healthy*
  • Zero grams of Trans Fat

Health authorities recommend munching on 25-38 grams of fiber[1] and 48 grams of whole grains per day[2], much of which may come from whole grain products like Arnold® Whole Grains Sliced Breads or Arnold® Sandwich Thins® Rolls varieties.

If you’re not sure of how  many grams of whole grains you are getting, look for the Whole Grain Stamp found on all of Arnold® Whole Grains Sliced Breads and Arnold®  Sandwich Thins® Rolls.

* Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and as low as possible in trans fat, may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

[1]http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6796

[2] http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grain-stamp 

Arnold® Bread is hosting a contest that readers might be interested in. They want to hear about what healthful ingredients their fans use to make the perfect sandwich with their delicious, made with whole grain bread, so Arnold® Bread is hosting the“2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest.

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To enter, fans can submit their sandwich recipes to AmericasBetterSandwich.com for a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000!!! Talk about a lot of “dough,” LOL!

Winners in each of the five categories with the highest overall scores will receive $5,000 – so you have more than one chance to win. The five categories are:

“Open-Faced Artistry” (sandwiches are works of art for the world to see, and these snacks and meals should announce their nutritious ingredients—like bright beets or tasty tuna— sans second slice);

“Breakfast in Bread” (these sandwiches, featuring nutrient rich breakfast favorites like eggs and yogurt, invoke images of cozy mornings in bed or boisterous brunches with friends);

“Creative Classics” (nutritious spins on sandwich creations that have stood the test of time, such as grandma’s club sandwich, BLT or other old-time favorites);

“Fueling Good” (these sandwiches should incorporate ingredients that help boost your energy such as healthful fats, protein, fiber and iron)

“State Favorites” (whether it’s a well-known sandwich in the state you reside, or a must-have local dish that can transition into a sandwich, celebrate your state pride by re-creating these state favorites with better-for-you ingredients)

In addition, Arnold® Bread  will donate one (1) loaf of bread to Feeding America for each entry and or vote submitted, with a minimum of 75,000 and up to 100,000 loaves donated. That is AWESOME!!! I am thrilled to hear that the brand is giving back to the community as part of this fun contest.

Entries will be accepted up until August 21, 2016. Online consumer voting will take place from September 26, – October 23, 2016. The winners will be announced on National Sandwich Day (November 3, 2016).

I used some Arnold® Bread recently to make an amazing sandwich. My original intent was to use Arnold® Bread sandwich thins, but they ended up being too small for what I wanted to do. I had to swap out the Arnold® Bread Sandwich Thins for Arnold® Bread Country White Bread (it was the only other bread we had on hand – any Arnold® Bread would work with this recipe).

This is NOT my recipe. I have seen something similar to it on the Internet (I honestly don’t know where I saw it). This is my version of the sandwich (the recipe I saw used different cheese, fresh bacon and used the bacon grease to brown the bread in).

I don’t have a name for this recipe, but here are the ingredients and how I put it together.

Sandwich Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Arnold® Bread of your choice (one that has normal sized slices is best)
  • A few slices of Cheddar Cheese, Munster Cheese OR your favorite cheeses
  • Bacon (optional)
  • Pickles (long sliced ones work best)
  • Mayonnaise

Directions:

  1. Spread the mayonnaise on one side of a slice of bread and lay it in a frying pan.
  2. Add a slice or two of one type of cheese on top of the bread.
  3. Add a slice or two of pickle on top of the cheese.
  4. Next, add another slice or two of a different cheese (if you prefer). Top that with a slice or two of bacon.
  5. Finish it off with another slice or two of cheese (if you want).
  6. Finally, top the sandwich with another slice of bread that has mayonnaise spread on the outside of the slice.
  7. Cook a few minutes on medium heat the flip over for another few minutes. It will be done when the bread is crispy and golden brown and the cheeses have melted.

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I know this is not the healthiest sandwich, but it was something I was wanting to try for a long time now. It turned out amazing too!

You could substitute things like turkey bacon (or no bacon), low fat cheeses, low fat mayonnaise, butter instead of mayo, less cheese and so forth. You could also use turkey slices instead of bacon. If you think about it there are a lot of ways you can make this sandwich a bit better for you.

I do eat healthy sandwiches – this was just something I really wanted to try.

A great healthy option is Arnold® Bread (such as whole wheat) with a little peanut butter and slices of Granny Smith apples. Mmm! You should try it. It’s really good!

Overall I am glad that I finally made this sandwich. I plan on making it again but I’ll mix up the ingredients a bit (I’d omit the bacon and maybe use a slice of ham).

This sandwich was so yummy!

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What do you think about this sandwich? Is it something you would like to try? What Arnold® Bread would you use to make it with? How would you make it differently?

For more information about Arnold® Bread, visit ArnoldBread.com. There you can learn about all of their products, check out some delicious recipes, nutrition tips, promotions and more. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom right of their home page.

Don’t forget! Enter the AmericasBetterSandwich.com recipe contest for your chance of winning the grand prize of $25,000 or one of the category prizes of $5,000. Remember, entering and voting will also result in donations to Feeding America.

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To help you to create your perfect sandwich, Arnold® Bread would like to give a lucky reader the following prize package; 

  • Six coupons, each valid for $5.00 off the purchase of any Arnold®  Whole Grain Sliced Bread of choice
  • Six coupons, each valid for $4.00 off the purchase of any Arnold® Sandwich Thins® Rolls of choice
  • $25 Visa gift card to use towards ingredients for their favorite sandwiches

Thank you Arnold® Bread!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 26, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me about YOUR perfect sandwich. What kind of bread would you use? What would be the fillings in your sandwich? What condiments would you use?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t quality.

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*A gift card, coupons and information were provided by Arnold® Bread. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Looking for a great summer read? Check out Baby Doll by Hollie Overton (giveaway ends 7/31/16)

 

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When I think of summer a lot of things come to mind – the beach, hanging out by the pool, vacation, barbecues, picnics and reading.

The summer is a great time to catch up on all of those books you have been meaning to read but never had the time to. It’s also a great time to grab a good book and find a shady spot to read and let your mind go on an adventure.

Recently we were at the beach and I saw A LOT of people reading.

If you are someone who enjoys reading during the summer months (or year round), I have a book suggestion for you – Baby Doll by Hollie Overton.

Escape was just the beginning.

Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked.

This is what happens next… to Lily, to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter—and to her captor.

For fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, Baby Doll is the most tense thriller you will read this year.

“What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.” – Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Die Again.

Photo Credit: Heather Overton

Photo Credit: Heather Overton

About the author;

A tense, unique psychological thriller, Baby Doll is a remarkable first novel from TV writer Hollie Overton, who has worked Cold Case, The Client List, and the new Shadowhunters on ABC Family.

Debut author Hollie Overton was raised by her single mother, and Hollie—an identical twin herself—draws on her unique childhood experiences for her first novel, Baby Doll. Overton’s father was a member of the notorious Overton gang in Austin, Texas, and spent several years in prison for manslaughter. Hollie is a television writer and resides in Los Angeles.

I have a copy of the book. I have been trying to read a few pages here and there when I could. I didn’t bring it to the beach with me (I rather be in the water than on the beach reading). So far, from what I read, it’s a very interesting read. It’s a real page turner. It’s the kind of book you don’t want to put down – you want to continue reading the next page because you want to know what happens.

I really enjoyed Gone Girl and I heard good things about Girl on a Train. I can see why Baby Doll compares to those popular titles.

I am looking forward to reading more of Baby Doll.

If you are interested in learning more about the book, or purchasing it, please check out these site where the book is currently sold.

If you would like to learn more please visit Hollie Overton’s official website. You can also follow Hollie Overton on Twitter or “like” her on Facebook.

The official hashtag is #BabyDollBook.

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I have an awesome giveaway for a lucky reader, compliments of Redhook.

*Redhook sent me this title, and is also providing the prize pack for the lucky winner.

The “Spectacular Days” prize package consists of;

  • Copy of the book Baby Doll
  • $100 SpaFinder.com Gift Card

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 31, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t quality.

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*Prizing and samples provided by Redhook. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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Fandango is offering collectible The Secret Life of Pets gift cards (giveaway ends 7/31/16)

 

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Hubby and I with our feet up (recliner chair) waiting to watch The Secret Life of Pets.

Have you had the opportunity to see The Secret Life of Pets yet? If not, I would recommend it. It’s a really cute movie. There are a few intense scenes that might not be good for very little children, but over all it’s a fun family movie.

My husband and I saw the movie last weekend. Our kids didn’t go with us because they are teenagers and are mortified at the idea of being seen at the mall with their parents. LOL! That’s not a problem for us. We consider it a “day date.”

I purchased our tickets online with Fandango. I am fortunate to have a few Fandango gift cards that I have been given over the years, so going to the movies doesn’t really cost us much (except anything we get from the concession stand).

Even if I didn’t have gift cards I would still buy my tickets from Fandango. It allows us to skip the ticket line because I can print the tickets at home and bring them with us. It saves us A LOT of time because sometimes ticket lines are very long. We literally just walk in and show the ticket collector our printed tickets and they let us inside.

Another perk about ordering online with Fandango is that we can see what seats are available at our local theater and select what seats we want. There is no more worries about having to sit apart or having to sit at ground level and have to look up the entire time to watch the movie (we did that once – we’ll never do that again).

Fandango has teamed up with The Secret Life of Pets to offer consumer collectible Fandango gift cards featuring the charming characters from the film.

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Very cute! I like the character quotes featured on the gift cards too.

I have a feeling kids are going to want these cards to keep (after you use them of course). I see a lot of The Secret Life of Pets products in stores. I know it’s a popular movie.

Fandango gift cards make a wonderful gift. I for one appreciate receiving Fandango gift cards because I know my family can enjoy a great movie. Going to the movies is not always “do able,” because it can be expensive. Gifting someone a Fandango gift card helps them to see hit movies any time of the year.

Young and old alike can enjoy Fandango gift cards. You can go wrong with giving someone one of these gift cards. They are great for anyone because most people enjoy going to the movies. There are some movies you simply must see on the big screen to truly appreciate them.

If you would like more information about Fandango gift cards visit Fandango.com/Fandango-Gift-Cards. You can also check out the latest movies and show times at Fandango.com. They are also on social media (all of the links are found at the bottom of their website).

The Secret Live of Pets is currently playing in theaters across the country.

Check out this fun quiz on the Fandango website that tells you which Secret Life of Pets pet should belong to you.

Also on the Fandango website are funny animal videos you might enjoy. You can find them here – The Real Secret Life of Pets: Check Out These Crazy Animal Antics.

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Fandango would like to give a lucky reader a $50 Fandango gift card. Thank you Fandango!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package and/or what movie would you like to see with this gift card?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I will be receiving a Fandango gift card in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.

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Beautiful, colorful, gem jewelry from Biographie (giveaway ends 7/31/16)

 

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Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am a simple person. I have a few main staples in my life that I stick with. That doesn’t meant that I don’t enjoy mixing things up a bit – I do! After all, I’m a Gemini and we tend to get bored with things easily. Just ask my husband and how many time I’ve asked him to re-paint rooms and move furniture and wall art around.

When I was a teen/young adult I used to go all out with my jewelry. I had jewelry is all different color and styles. I even have three holes in each ear and would wear different earrings all the time.

I never left the house without my hair perfectly coiffed, my make-up looking great and not wearing jewelry to match my ensemble (earrings, necklace, bracelet – often rings).

These days I go by the “less is more” ideology. Less make up (a lot less – as in just mascara for the most part), my hair up in a ponytail and usually just my wedding ring. I do however have other pieces of jewelry that I tend to wear often.

When I turned 16 my mom gave me the most beautiful opal ring. I still have it but it’s buried in my father’s basement in my old jewelry box. I loved that ring, but sadly she bought the wrong size and I could only wear it on my pinky.

That was the first time I ever saw an opal. I love how it had a rainbow effect to it. It was constantly changing color depending on how the light hit it. From that moment on I loved opals.

I would have to say my top three favorite gem stones are diamonds (I only own one real one – my engagement ring), emeralds (my birthstone – I also love the color green) and opals.

If you are a fan of colorful gem stones you might want to check out the website Biographie. Biographie offers stunning, colorful, and unique jewelry designs.

I love how Biographie uses colored gems to add a pop of color to their beautiful jewelry designs. Here are just a few gorgeous examples.

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It was hard for me to find some pieces to showcase in this post. There are way too many beautiful pieces to choose from.

I was fortunate that Biographie wanted to send me a piece of jewelry to review. I was sent to review an opal bracelet. I was so excited to receive it that I stalked our delivery guys every day.

This opal bracelet would be the second opal jewelry I’ve ever owned (aside from my Sweet 16 ring). This time I knew it was going to fit me, unlike the ring.

The bracelet took my breath away! It’s more beautiful in person than it appears in photos. It’s very colorful! These opals truly shine in the light – especially the sunlight! In hindsight I should have taken a photo in the sunlight to really show off how colorful these opals are.

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If you look at the close up photo (above) you can see the variety of colors the opals give off – from neon green to hot pink and from sky blue to orange and just about every color on the rainbow.

The bracelet is beautifully made. I always have some hesitation when I wear fine jewelry that it’s going to snap and break and I’ll lose all the gems. I didn’t feel that way with this bracelet. You can see and feel how well made it is.

I love that this bracelet can go from something casual, like running errands, to a fancy dinner or night on the town. It’s a very versatile bracelet that you can wear all day long. It’s also comfortable to wear too. I don’t even realize it’s on my write most of the time.

This has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of jewelry to wear. As I mentioned earlier I tend to be more of a minimalist. This bracelet fits right in to that way of thinking because it’s lightweight, it can go from day to night and I hardly feel that I am wearing it.

I won’t wear this to work only because I work with little kids and I often come home with glue, paint or other sticky things on my person. I don’t want to take a chance of getting something on my bracelet from Biographie. I wear my bracelet outside of work (I just take it off and put it back one before/after work).

If you would like to learn more about Biographie, or check out the beautiful gem jewelry, visit Biographie.com. The brand is also found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom left of their homepage.

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Biographie has generously offered to give a lucky reader a lovely opal necklace valued at $150. The necklace is gold with a 16″ chain. If the chain is too small you could always move the opal charms to a longer chain.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package and/or what is your favorite gem stone?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Ice Age: Collision Course in theaters July 22, 2016 (giveaway ends 7/31/16)

 

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Crashing into theaters this Friday is the latest installment in the Ice Age movie franchise, Ice Age: Collision Course.

Ice Age: Collision Course features all the beloved characters – Manny, Sid, Diego – as well as many new characters.

The film stars the voice talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Stephanie Beatriz,  Michael Strahan,  Melissa Rauch and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.  To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson from the show Modern Family voices one of the new characters in the film, ShangriLlama. He looks like a very interesting character.

It’s nice to see Jennifer Lopez return as the voice of Shira. She seems like she’s very busy and always on the go-go-go. It’s nice that she can find the time to voice her character in the film. I’m sure her children, Max and Emme, appreciate it too.

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Check out this clip from the film.

 

The film looks really funny. We have seen all the other films in the franchise and have always enjoyed them.

I hope that one day Scat can FINALLY get his acorn. Poor little guy… he has yet to get his happy ending.

You can get your tickets to see Ice Age: Collision Course in 3D, in theaters Friday at http://fox.co/IceAgeTickets.

Don’t forget to check out the film’ official website, www.IceAgeMovies.com.

You can also “like” Ice Age on Facebook and follow the film on Twitter and Instagram. You can also “like” Scrat on Facebook.

Ice Age Prize Package

I have a fun giveaway for a lucky reader, compliments of 20th Century Fox. The prize package includes:

$25 Visa gift card to see Ice Age: Collision Course in theaters

Back to School prize pack which includes:

  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Stationery Set
  • Lunch Bag

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package and/or who is your favorite Ice Age character?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I will be receiving the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Prizing and samples courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

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Decorate your space with My Wonderful Walls

 

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It took me a year to decorate the dining room with those stencils (the bookcase was temporarily in the dining room because the Christmas tree was in it’s place).

I LOVE to decorate our home. I think I should have been an interior designer. I have a knack for decorating.

Many years ago (about 25+ years!), I worked with my brother in law. He had a business on main street. His store front had two giant display windows. The only thing that he had in the windows as a hanging sign with his business name and number on it.

Just before Christmas as I asked the office manager if I could decorate the windows for the holiday. She told me to “go for it,” and that I did. I decorated both windows.

The office manager would tell me about people who would  walk in from the street just to compliment the windows. She even told me cars would drive slowly past the shop which she assumed were people also checking out the fun window displays. That made me feel awesome!

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Sorry for the poor quality. This photo is 25+ years old. This is part of the window display I did for my brother in law’s business (I blocked out the name). There was another display in another window (no picture available).

My own home is no different. I love to decorate.

Once I had the idea of turning our dining room into a garden. It took me a year to accomplish but using stencils I decorated the entire room from floor to ceiling with flowers, animals, grass and even a five foot tree and garden gate. Sadly, after staring at it for a year while I worked on it I got bored with it quickly. About a year after that we had painted over it. I have a few other spots on the walls in other other rooms that I stenciled and painted over it when I got bored.

A few years ago I discovered wall “stickers.” They are just like stickers, but they were made for the wall. Some even had wallpaper glue on the back of them. They were permanent. I enjoyed them too but when you are bored with them or want to change up the look of the room you have to use wallpaper remover to get them off (and they REALLY stick to the walls too).

Thank goodness for wall decor like the kind you find at My Wonderful Walls. My Wonderful Walls offers “stickers,” or some might say “decals,”that do NOT permanently stick to walls. They are made from a special fabric-like material and can be removed and re-positioned WITHOUT sticking or causing damage to your walls. These are PERFECT for someone like me who tends to get bored with things quickly and often.

Some people might assume wall stickers/decals are more for children’s rooms or nurseries. That is not the case at all. My Wonderful Walls has plenty of designs that would work well in any room of your home, as well as for most adults. Here are just a few examples.

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These are decals/stickers – not actual framed or canvas art. However, it look really real. Best of all there you don’t have to put holes in your walls (great news for renters) and you can take them down, move them around, or replace them any time you see fit without damaging your walls.

My Wonderful Walls decals/stickers come as individual pieces (pictured above) to complete sets.

Here are some examples of designs/sets available for children.

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Modern interior.

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Some can even be personalized, like the name “Elliott” on the plane banner (above) and the farm name (also above) on the silo.

I was asked to review a set of wall stickers/decals from My Wonderful Walls.

I love animals (we have five cats, a dog and a Goldfish) and I wanted something to jazz up our entry way. After much consideration I picked the Dog and Cat Wall Sticker Kit.

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The reason why I chose this one is because we have five cats and a dog (plus a Goldfish) and I love animals.

I wanted to use these decals to decorate our main entry way. Its painted a dull yellow color and it’s VERY boring to look at. I wanted to add something fun to it to welcome people who come into our home.

Our friends and family know how much we love animals, so it seemed like the perfect fit to use this set to decorate the entry way.

Here are some shots of the decals in our hallway.

These decals are on the closet doors

These decals are on the closet doors.

Cat resting on the chair rail that lines the hallway.

Cat resting on the chair rail that lines the hallway.

Back of front door - I covered up our family name which was personalized on the lamp sign.

Back of front door – I covered up our family name which was personalized on the lamp sign.

Another cat perched on top of the chair rail.

Another cat perched on top of the chair rail.

Looking into the entry way towards the door. You can see the decals all over.

Looking into the entry way towards the door. You can see the decals all over.

As you can see, these really add a touch of whimsy to our otherwise boring hallway.

Some people might think our placement of the decals are a bit odd, but if you knew us you’d know that we tend to “march to the beat of our own drums.”

These are really easy to apply. Simply clean off the wall where you are going to apply them (a little soap and water with a soft cloth is fine). Then let the area dry completely.

Once you are ready simply peel the wall decal off the backing and apply it to your wall. It’s that easy!

I was worried about these sticking to our walls and causing paint to peel off when you peel the decal off (I have had that happen with other decals). That did not happen with these. A few decals I had to remove because I didn’t like the placement or they were crooked. They peeled off easily and reapplied just fine.

Even one of our cats tried to peel off the cat seated on the chair rail (the one next to the fish bones). He managed to peel some of it up. I simply peeled it off and reapplied it. There was no damage to the wall or the decal.

These are a lot of fun and an easy and affordable way to add some fun designs to your home decor. They are also easy to remove so you can switch things up whenever you want.

I am totally in love with the pet decals we have and I plan on buying more for our bathroom (a different design).

If you would like to check out what designs are available, or to learn more, please visit MyWonderfulWalls.com. They can also be found on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom right of their website.

My Wonderful Walls is also hosting a giveaway (it ends July 22, 2016). Enter for your chance to win a $100 which can be used to purchase wall decals of their choice.

Here is the Rafflecopter widget for you to enter. My Wonderful Walls is hosting the giveaway and they will be choosing and notifying the winners.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

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