Save 15% on Summer Fun gifts from Precious Moments



A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about a special promotion that Precious Moments has going on all month long. It’s the brand’s “35 Years of Loving, Caring and Sharing,” event in honor of their 35th Anniversary. Each day – all month long – there will be a new theme and special 15% discount on select pieces. Each day the new theme (and link to the special discounted pieces) can be found on the Precious Moments Facebook page.

According to Precious Moments;

“35 Days of Loving, Caring and Sharing” – an event celebrating you, our wonderful fans. Over the years, you’ve given so much to us through your love of all things Precious Moments. Now we’re delighted to give back to you! Beginning May 22 through June 25th, we will announce a new way to save on your favorite Precious Moments gifts and collectibles each day. Plus, opportunities to enter giveaways for your chance to win Precious Moments gifts and more! It’s going to be fun! The “35 Days of Loving, Caring and Sharing” event all leads up to our unveiling of a very special figurine. Mark your calendars to visit us on Facebook each day, through June 25th to see how we appreciate you.

Today’s theme is Energy – in particular Summer. After all, having fun in the sun is a great way to energize yourself. The light from the sun provides energy for so many things on our planet. Without it where would we be?

Check out some of the delightful pieces that are on sale at 15% off TODAY ONLY. You MUST use the discount code FUNINTHESUN at PreciousMoments.com in order to get the discount.






I adore all of these pieces, especially the little angel (above) holding the bouquet of flowers. How adorable is she?

All of today’s discounted pieces remind people of fun things to do during the summer months like fishing, RV’ing, visiting the beach, enjoying nature and so much more.

I have two of the pieces that are currently discounted today. One of them is called “Friends are Heaven Sent.” This sweet little Precious Moments figurine features a little girl dressed like butterfly. She’s wearing a pretty little pink top that is embellished with pink flowers. Perched upon her finger is a tiny, delicate butterfly with wings similar to the ones she is wearing.

The details on this piece is amazing, right down to the little red ends on the antenna headband the little girl is wearing.

This piece would make a wonderful gift for someone who loves flowers, gardens, butterflies or even fairies.

Friends of Heaven Scent

Butterfly 1

Butterfly 2

I can’t help but smile every time I look at this piece.

Even the little butterfly perched on her finger is on a wire so it jiggles around when you move the piece (or the fan blows air on it).

Another piece I have that is selling at a discounted price today with the Summer theme is the Decorative Birdbath Rotating Figurine Music Box.

I never knew that Precious Moment made musical figurines. They do! In fact, they have a few of them.

What made me fall in love with this piece is the faces on the birds. They have that classic Precious Moment look to them.

I love how the little birds are all seated around the bird bath, as if they are having a conversation with one another while enjoying the summer sun and some cool, refreshing water.

I’ll go back to details again – Precious Moments puts an incredible amount of detail in each and every one of their pieces. In this piece there is a “crack” in the cement (making it appear like the bird bath was very well loved for many years). Even the bird bath it’s self looks like the texture of cement.

The water inside the bird bath has ripples to it, which is what would happen to the water in a real bird bath if a little birdie took a drink or a quick swim.

This is a nice sized piece and a bit heavier than other Precious Moments figurines only because it has the music box inside.

The song it plays is called “In the Garden,” which is so fitting for a Summer (or Spring) theme.

To play the music simply twist the top part of the bird bath.

Rotating Bird Bath

Birdbath 1

Birdbath 2

Don’t forget!!! Today (June 24, 2016) the theme is “Energy” and “Summer”, (discount code is FUNINTHESUN). Tomorrow’s theme (June 25, 2016) is “Angels.” I’ll write more about that promotion later. Today’s discount code will end at 11:59 PM (CST). The discount code is good for ONE DAY ONLY.

To shop today’s deals please visit the Summer Fun page on the Precious Moments website.

For more information about Precious Moments visit PreciousMoments.com. You can also follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Be sure to follow them on Facebook so you know what each day’s special is during the promotion. They are also hosting giveaways.



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

Save 30% on Antetek Unbreakable Wine/Beverage Glasses



I write about a lot of topics on my site, but I don’t often write about sales and discounts. I’d love to but I don’t know how to find out about all those great steals and deals.

I wanted to introduce you to a product by the company Antetek, which I happen to have a 30% off discount code for.

Antetek sent me their Unbreakable Wine Glasses to review. Although these are listed as wine glasses these glasses can be used for almost any type of beverage (except hot beverages). They can even be used for desserts.


Antetek Unbreakable Wine (Beverage) glasses come as a set of four. They look small but they hold up to 16 ounces of fluid.

I have a few wine glasses but over the years most of them have broken. Usually they break from the “stem” area. The stems are so fragile. Even just being bumped on their sides usually result in a broken stem. For that reason when I do enjoy wine I use a non-stemmed glass.

Antetek Unbreakable glasses are not breakable. Maybe they might break if you take a hammer to them, but who is going to do that when drinking a beverage? What they mean by unbreakable is that you can knock them over and drop them and they won’t shatter or break.

I did test them by dropping them on my kitchen floor and dining room floor (both hard surfaces, but one is tile and the other wood laminate). The glass survived both surfaces. I dropped them from about 4’+ from the ground (at a level you might walk around with the glass in your hand). I figured that was a fair enough test. I wasn’t about to drop it from our balcony on to the sidewalk because on a normal day that wouldn’t happen.


The glasses are made out of high quality BPA and EA free plastic. The shatter-resistant glasses are  also nontoxic and environmentally friendly. You can even wash them in the dishwasher (top rack only) – although hand washing is recommended. I hand wash ours.

These glasses are also made with a rounded base (hard to tell in the photos) which help them not to tip over when bumped slightly. They wobble instead of tipping over. This is a great feature if you have small children or pets.

These really do look just like glasses. Its hard to tell from my photos, but they really do.

The Antetek unbreakable glasses are light weight and feel good in your hand. They are comfortable to hold.

I think these are just a lovely to enjoy wine in without needing a “stem.”

I’m considering buying an extra set so that we have some when guests come over. Right now we just have the four that were sent to me to review.


Overall  I am very pleased with these glasses. I have no issues with them at all.

If you would like to learn more about these glasses you can check them out on Amazon.

Until the end of March you can save 30% off these glasses using the discount code 24L6ZOCL upon checkout. They are normally $24.97 but with the discount code they cost just over $17. If you are an Amazon Prime member you’ll get free shipping too.

On Amazon these glasses have a 5 Star Rating. That is impressive. It’s not all the time you come across an item on Amazon with a 5 Star Rating.

What do you think about these glasses? Do they look like something you would like for your home?



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

Transition into your fall beauty routine with great deals on your favorite products



Brrr… do you sense a bit of nip in the air? Well… at least those of us who live on the East Coast do (people out West and down South still have hot weather).

I love this time of the year. I’m more of a sweater and sweatpants person than shorts and tank tops. I rather cuddle under a fuzzy blanket on a chilly evening than crank up the AC at full blast so as not to sweat to death.

With the changing of the seasons you really should change up your beauty routine. Living in the Northeast I have to think about the warm, dry air from having the heat on and windows closed that quickly dries out my skin. I get dry all over – from my face to my toes. For that reason I have to make certain to use a good moisturizer on my face and body.

Since I won’t be outside getting much sun I also need something that can help brighten my complexion so I don’t look worn out and dull.

To help you transition into your fall beauty routine, some popular brands are going to be offering special discounts on certain weeks through October 31, 2015. Look for special displays in the beauty section where you’ll find more than 20 new and timeless fan favorites from NEUTROGENA®, AVEENO® and RoC® available at your local Target – all in one place along with special discounts during certain weeks!

Target JJ Products

Here some upcoming specials, including this week’s special discount.

Sept Week 5 (9/27-10/3) – Neutrogena Buy One, Get One 25% off

October Week 1 (10/4-10/10)  – Neutrogena 5% off*

October Week 4 (10/25-10/31) –Aveeno at 5% off

These discounts apply towards cosmetics, cleansers, moisturizers, make-up removers and anti-aging products.

Here are a few examples of products that will be discounted on the specific weeks from the three brands.


  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 30
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 15
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream fair to light
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream medium
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Scrub
  • Aveeno 25ct Facial Cleansing Wipes


  • RoC Multi- Correxion 5-in-1 Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30
  • RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream


  • Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night
  • Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Corrector
  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Night Moisturizer
  • Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Cleanser Foaming Formula
  • Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15
  • Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
  • Neutrogena 25ct Night Calming Wipes
  • Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser
  • Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub
  • Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
  • Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil
  • Neutrogena 25ct Makeup Remover Towelettes

I recently went to our local Target to take advantage of some of the discounts as well as to pick up some new beauty products to help me transition into the fall weather.


I’ve really been wanting to try out some RoC products. I heard good things about the brand. I was especially interested in the RoC Multi- Correxion 5-in-1 Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. That was one of the products that I picked up. I haven’t really had a chance to try it yet (I just picked it up), but I an anxious to see how well it works.

I LOVE Aveeno products. I have been using them for years. I first started using them when I was pregnant with my now 18 1/2 year old daughter. I had REALLY dry skin during pregnancy and my doctor recommended Aveeno’s oatmeal bath. It worked wonders and helped my skin not to itch as much.


My favorite Aveeno products are the Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub and Daily Moisturizer. I had to get those two products.

My daughter requested some make up remover cleansing toweletts. She keeps them in her bag. She likes to use them when she freshens up her make up in between work, school and/or her social life. I like to use them too sometimes, especially when I get home from work. I like to wash my make up off right away, but sometimes I don’t have time when I get home from work because I need to get dinner started. I like using the wipes because I can get the make up off my face and it will hold me over until after dinner when I can fully wash and moisturize my face.


I picked her up some Neutrogena Make Up Remover Cleansing Wipes while at Target. I find that they work very well, even on stubborn mascara.

Cleansing Oil

Speaking of Neutrogena, if you haven’t had a chance to try their NEW Ultra Light Cleansing Oil yet, you should give it a try. Initially I was reluctant to try it because when I think “oil” I think “grease” and I didn’t want to leave my skin greasy which could cause breakouts. This oil actually rinses off great, leaving behind no greasy residue. It does a great job removing make up and leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated, unlike some other cleansers that can leave your skin feeling dry or sticky.

If you are having trouble finding the products you want in the store, just ask the Target Beauty Concierge team for help. They provide expert opinions and one-on-one advice.  You can find a team near you by entering your zip code here.

To find a Target location near you visit Target.com. You can also check out the brand on social media (links are found on the brand’s website). You can also check out the participating brands websites – Neutrogena, RoC and Aveeno. The beauty brands can also be found on social media.

What are your favorite “must have” beauty products for the fall? Do you have any favorites from Neutrogena, RoC and/or Aveeno – or any of their products you would love to try? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.



*J&J Skincare reached out to me and asked me to test out the products. I received a gift card to Target to pick up the products. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Save money on Back to School shopping with Target’s Cartwheel App plus enter for your chance to win $100!

“I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Influence Central for Johnson & Johnson and Target. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

PHOTO SOURCE: Target's Cartwheel App Facebook page.

PHOTO SOURCE: Target’s Cartwheel App Facebook page.

You know what time it is… it’s back to school shopping time!

Is it just me or has shopping for school supplies become very expensive? When I was a young girl I had the basics – pencils, pens, crayons, eraser, ruler and some composition notebooks and maybe a folder or two. These days you need several binders, notebooks in various sizes, expensive scientific calculators, white out, Sharpie markers… the list goes on and on.

If you have ‘tweens and teens your shopping list also includes bath and body products. After all, everyone wants to start school looking and feeling their best.

Are you familiar with Target’s Cartwheel App? Target’s Cartwheel App is your “one stop shop” for your family’s favorite brands. Not only can it help make back to school shopping a bit easier, it can also save you money too.

Target’s Cartwheel App allows you to search, browse and scan items you find in the Target stores to help you find special money saving offers. All you need to do is scan the barcode from your phone.

One of my favorite features about the app is that you can use the discounts you find as many times as you want before they expire. That means you can use the discount more than once if you would like to pick up another item and stock up on your favorites.

To give you some examples on how you can save money using Target’s Cartwheel App, here are the special savings for this week (August 9, 2015 – August 15, 2015). These are just SOME of the discounts.

  • Desitin, 5% off
  • Johnsons Baby, 5% off
  • Aveeno Baby, 5% off
  • Neutrogena Cosmetics, 10% off
  • Neutrogena FSC, 5% off
  • Listerine Floss, 10% off
  • Hand & Body Lotion- Neutrogena, 5% off
  • Hand & Body Lotion- Aveeno, 5% off
  • Sun- Neutrogena & Aveeno, 5% off

My teenager daughter likes that there is a discount code for Neutrogena cosmetics. She uses several of them.

I would like to pick up some of the Listerine Floss. Listerine’s Cool Mint Dental Floss. The Glide Mint Floss can help remove up to 61% more plaque that brushing simply can’t do.

I’ll also pick up some Listerine mouth rinse too.

I have to have root canal next week and I’m NOT looking forward to it. It’s a “wake up call” to take better care of my oral health. That is why I like Listerine products, because they bring trusted science and technology behind the brand’s mouth rinses to the floss collection.

I’m also a fan of Aveeno products. I started using them back when I was pregnant with my daughter (who is now 18). I had really bad dry skin and I read that oatmeal helped. I found Aveeno oatmeal bath treatment and it helped a lot. Since then I have tried several Aveeno products and I have always liked them.

Using Target’s Cartwheel App I want to pick up a bottle (or two) of their Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal hydrating lotion. My skin has been very dry lately and I have no idea why. Usually it’s dry in the cold weather months, not the summer months. I’m worried if I don’t take care of it now it will only get worse before the winter. I want to get some of the Aveeno lotion because it’s feather-light and it can replenish and hydrate you skin for 24 hours leaving it feeling velvety soft, beautiful and healthy looking.

If you would like to learn more about Target’s Cartwheel App and how to download it please visit Cartwheel.Target.com. You can also check out Target’s Cartwheel App on Facebook and Twitter. I would recommending following Target’s Cartwheel App on social media to keep up to date on new sales and discounts.

Target’s Cartwheel App is also giving away a $100.00! You can enter (below). The giveaway is through Influencer Central.

Back to School with J&J at Target
What do you think about Target’s Cartwheel App? Have you tried it yet? Are you going to download it to your smartphone?


Celebrate Mother’s Day with Baskin-Robins (giveaway ends 5/16/15)

Baskin-Robbins Rosette Cakes


What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year? Do you plan on showering that special woman in your life with gifts? Are you planning on taking her out to brunch? What about breakfast in bed?

Baskin-Robbins wants to help you to celebrate that wonderful woman you call “mom” (or whomever that special lady is) with two unique ice cream cakes, available at your local Baskin-Robbins.

Mothers Day

  • Pink Rosette Cake: Customize this trendy ice cream cake featuring rosettes with Mom’s favorite colors and flavor and write a special message on the white dipping chocolate plaque.
  • New Teal Rosette Cake: This cake is blossoming in sweetness with beautiful rows of rosettes piped perfectly for mom.


Both cakes can be made to order with your mom’s favorite ice cream.

Did you know that you can order your cakes online? Simply visit the site, www.BaskinRobbins.com or www.BaskinRobbins.com/onlineordering. Find the cake you want to see if it’s available to order online (both the Mother’s Day cakes are, as well as several others). Then select the size and shape of the cake you want, the ice cream flavor/flavors and your special message. When it’s ready you can pick it up from your local Baskin-Robbins shop.

With graduation right around the corner you can also order graduation cakes online too. That is one less thing you need to worry about as you are planning for your teen’s special day.

Moms Making Cookies

May’s Flavor of the Month also celebrates mom. The flavor is Mom’s Makin’ Cookies featuring brown sugar-flavored ice cream filled with chocolate chip cookie pieces, chocolate flavored chips and a delicious cookie dough-battered ribbon.


You can enjoy it in a cup, cone, milkshake or as a sundae at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide.

“We know our guests love to show their moms how much they’re appreciated on Mother’s Day, which is why we’re excited to bring back our popular Mom’s Makin’ Cookies ice cream flavor and offer eye-catching ice cream cakes that can be customized to celebrate mom in a fun and delicious way,” said Jeff Miller, Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “We’re also introducing guests to our Greek Sunset Greek Frozen Yogurt, which is a new better-for-you option available as we head into the summer season.”

I didn’t even know that Baskin-Robbins had Greek Frozen Yogurt.

Their new Greek Sunset Greek Frozen Yogurt features peach and mango-flavored Greek frozen yogurt swirled together with an orange ribbon. The flavor can also be enjoyed as a smoothie all month long at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide. It sounds like the perfect summer treat.

In addition to all these great new products and flavors, Baskin-Robbins is excited to continue its “Celebrate 31” promotion this month to celebrate the brand’s 70th birthday. Wow! 70 years!


On Sunday, May 31st at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide, guests can enjoy 31% off of any Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Sundae. Guests can choose from Baskin-Robbins’ full range of ice cream sundaes, including Classic Two-Scoop Sundaes, Brownie Sundaes, Banana Royale Sundaes, Classic Banana Splits and Layered Sundaes.

I’ve already marked that day on my family’s calendar. We would never give up the opportunity to stop by Bakin-Robbins and I am all for saving a few dollars too.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow the on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

BR Logo

I have a special giveaway for a lucky reader – a $31 gift card to Baskin-Robbins, compliments of the brand. Thank you Baskin-Robbins.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on May 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be notified via email. The winner has three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite flavor of ice cream is?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you MUST complete the initial entry requirement or the extra entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a gift card in exchange for my participation. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

A beauty “must have” product – Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover


Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover 1

If you are like me your bathroom closet is over flowing with beauty products and accessories.

Our bathroom closet is filled with shampoo, conditioner, makeup, styling products and more. Under our sink you’ll find hair curlers, blow dryers, brushes and more.

Since space is something we are seriously lacking, whenever I can find a product that serves a dual purpose, I am very interested in it.

It’s not every day that you find a product that is THREE products in ONE.

Let me introduce you to the Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover, available at Vanity Planet.

The Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus remover is an epilator, razor and callus remover all in one. I recently found this on one of ProductExpert‘s hair and skin product reviews. This has become a favorite to those who are former users of traditional razors. According to ProductExpert reviewers, “Some disposable razors may not be suited to sensitive skin, so be careful and use any razor with caution during its first use.” You do not need to be worried about the Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus remover though.

The unit comes complete with three different “heads.” Each head piece changes the function of the device. The attachments are very easy to remove, which helps with cleaning. The set also comes with a cleaning brush which I found to be very helpful.

The device has a non-slip grip to make it easy to handle.

Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover

I have to admit that I have not tried the epilator function yet. I have tried epilators before and I find them to be very painful. Some people I know don’t mind using them, but personally, I am not a fan of that form of hair removal. I would rather do it the “old fashioned” way – with a razor.

The Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remove has a razor head attachment. It’s made out of stainless steel.

I found the razor much nicer than the disposable razors I normally use. I felt like I got a better shave on my legs and under arms using the Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remove razor attachment.

I’ve used the razor attachment many times and it’s just as sharp as it was the first time I used it. With disposable razors you need to replace them every week or so. I also felt like I had a better grip on this razor than the small, thin, disposable razors. This helped when trying to reach areas like my ankles and the back of my legs.

I really like the callus remover function. I don’t have calluses, but I do have dry spots on my heels. The callus remover head attachment has two rollers – one to remove dry skin and the other one to “buff” the skin leaving it soft and smooth.

I’ve been using this function once a week – followed by some moisturizer. My feet have never looked better. They are already sandal ready!

Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover 2

The epilator head features 30 “tweezers” that remove unwanted hair. I haven’t tried that function yet but if it works as well as the callus remover and the razor head, I’m sure it works great.

I’m very pleased with this product. I especially love that it’s three products in one that helps save space in my closet, as well as time. The heads are easy to remove and swap out so you can get all your “beautifying” done at one time without the need of multiple products.

I forgot to mention that the Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remove has a rechargeable battery and is cordless.

If you are interested in learning more about the Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover, visit the Vanity Planet website at VanityPlanet.com.

Vanity Planet has a lot of products including makeup, hair care, diet & weight loss and more.

Right now Vanity Planet is offering the Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover – normally priced at $149.99 – at a discounted price of $49.99 using the discount code Trio4KV.  That is a $100 savings! 

What do you think about the Trio 3-in-1 Rechargeable Hair and Callus Remover? Do you think you would enjoy a multipurpose product like this?

Vaniety Planet


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