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Crafting can be fun and easy with Instacraft

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Crafting can be fun and easy with Instacraft

What is Instacraft you ask?   Well, it is a fun little book that is filled with super cute, surprisingly easy, fun crafts to make.   Doesn’t matter if you are a newbie crafter, or a veteran crafter, you will enjoy this book just the same.   Some of the things you can make using this book are ~ brick bookends, berry personalized stationary, faux french lockets, sweetheart sugar jars, traveling globes, takeout container lanterns, paint swatch key hooks, pantone placemats, time capsule terrariums, fond memories wrapping paper and so much more.

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You can purchase the book on Amazon or you can try to win it here.

Giveaway Open to US only.   Prize ~ 1 Instacraft Book.   ~  Ends 8/20/14  @11:59 PM CST.

Enter Below ~

Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl received a book to facilitate a review.   All opinions expressed are 100% that of Living Smart Girl’s.

Go Crazy and Get Nakd !!

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Hello Gorgeous ~  Let’s Go Crazy and get Nakd !

Now now, get your mind out of the gutter!!    Not that I have anything against what you are thinking, but I was talking about trying a new snack bar ~ Nakd.   Have you heard of them?   Well, I know I hadn’t and when I was contacted by Nakd I was intrigued and just had to give them a try.   These are not your ordinary snack bar, they are gluten, wheat and dairy free.  They are natural, little chewy bars with a unique texture and something that you might at first bite say….  what the heck is this… then after your second bite you will like what you are eating.

Naked bars are a yummy raw fruit and nut bar.  They call it “Wholefood smooshed together”.  That is really what i looks like.. LOL!
Cold-pressed, never baked, no added sugar or syrups.   Like the one I am eating now, it is Cocoa Delight and the ingredients are dates, cashews, raisins, and cocoa.

They offer a ton of flavors so there is for sure something for every tastebud.

I decided to take these with me over the 4th of July and share with some friends we were camping with.   They all picked out a different flavor and did some fun (not scripted) poses and faces to show their thoughts on Nakd.

Here they are letting you know what bar they each picked out.

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Now, first bite.   LOL!!   Like I said, the first bite might throw you off a bit if you are used to eating the regular snack bars that are loaded with a ton of sugar and fake crap!  These don’t have the same shape or texture as most bars on the market today.   I love how my cousin Chrissy has that “um, not sure” look on her face.  (blonde gal).   And John is taking a tiny bite cuz he just isn’t sure what to expect.   (dark haired guy)

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Such pretty girls :)

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Cheers… to a new found snack bar.

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Check them out on their social networks ~ Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

Wanna try them for yourself ?    Enter the giveaway below to win a variety pack of 15 Nakd bars.

Giveaway open to US only, 18+.   Ends 8/15/14  @11:59pm CST

 

Disclosure ~ We got Nakd for this review ;) (we were sent product to review as compensation). All opinions are 100% that of Living Smart Girl’s.

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Instagram blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Win a Pair of Reebok Skyscape’s #styleneverstops

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Express your individual style with a great pair of Reebok Skyscape shoes.  These shoes are so comfortable you just might forget you have them on.   Wear them everywhere to express your individual style.

Check out the Reebok Skyscape video on YouTube

Win yourself a pair of custom Reebok Skyscape’s.  This means you win, and then customize them to suit your own style.  Cool huh?   I love how I was able to customize mine.  I choose to go with my girlie yet rocker side and make mine bright.
First, I had to pick my size ~ Size 9.  Next I choose my base solid color, which is black. Then I choose my piping, in hot pink and my base logo in hydro blue.  And of course, I did my mid sole in hot pink.   The I chose hot pink for the toe color, black laces and hot pink and hydro blue for the eyelets.  Lastly, the outsole logo is black with hydro blue font.  I think my new shoes look pretty sweet!!  How about you?

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Now it’s your turn to design your shoes.   Enter our Giveaway and maybe you can sport a new custom pair of Reebok Skyscapes.

Giveaway Starts 4/18/14 at 11am CST ~ Ends 4/30/14 at 11:59pm CST

Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form.

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Macy’s Gift Card Sweepstakes #SpringIntoMacys


What are you doing today?  Well if you said nothing, or even if you have plans I am telling you that you need to take a few minutes out of your day to enter the Macy’s Gift Card Sweepstakes.   #SpringIntoMacys

What is that you ask?
Details for the sweepstakes ~

  • Enter Between 9:00 AM PST and 4:00 PM PST on Monday, March 24

  • Savings.com is giving out $10,000 worth of Macy’s gift cards.

    • 100 $50.00 gift cards

    • 200 $25.00 gift cards

  • Once the entry period closes, the 300 winners will be selected on the day of the promotion AT RANDOM by Savings.com from all the email submissions.      Savings.com will ONLY use email submissions to notifiy the winners and send them their gift card code.

I know I could use a new spring wardrobe.    I am in love with a few goodies that I will be adding to my wardrobe.   I need a new swimsuit for any occasion.  I have 4 bikini’s, but need a “mom” type suit.  LOL!  I love the Ralph Lauren Blue Label’s one-piece swimsuit in black.  It would be perfect for me, for no matter where I was.  I could feel comfortable knowing I am not showing too much, but am still stylish.   And I am in love with these jean shorts.  OH MY!!  They are the Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren’s cool boyfriend cutoff shorts. I love all the fun spring clothing choices at Macy’s.

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Now who wouldn’t want to take a few minutes today and enter to win this great giveaway?

 

Disclosure ~ “This post is sponsored by Savings.com”

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Tea Me Please

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Tea Me Please

With tea from Zhena’s that is.

Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is a tea created in small batches to ensure freshness with every single sip.
If you are a tea drinker, you can appreciate a good cup of tea and understand that there is such a thing as a bad cup of tea.  I am not talking about a tea flavor you don’t like, but a tea that is either old, tastes moldy or stale.  I have tried many teas like that.

(Disclosure: Zhena’s Gypsy Tea send Living Smart Girl product to facilitate a review. 
All opinions about the product are 100% honest and that of Living Smart Girl’s)
 

Zhena’s sent me a nice package of teas that I picked out.  I got Fire Light Chai, Caramel Chai Red, X Slim Me Raspberry Mint, Organic Peppermint Loose Leaf, English Breakfast and a neat TeaZe Over the Cup Filter.

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If you are a tea lover, and especially like loose leaf tea then you for sure need to check out the TeaZe Over the Cup Filter.  This is the neatest thing!  Add your tea, pour in hot water and let steep.  When it is done, place it over a cup and watch your cup fill with tea (minus the leaves).  So cool!!  And, It is pretty to watch as the tea steeps.

I am a huge peppermint tea lover and drink at least one cup a day.  With all my IBS issues, peppermint tea helps to settle things.  But, I was shocked when I got this bag.  OH MY.. I didn’t even think about it but 1# of tea is ALOT of tea!

The English Breakfast tea is so good.  And, I got it in this cute jar with a scoop.   Perfect for my morning cup of tea.
The 2 Chai Tea’s smell great, but I haven’t had a chance to try them yet.  Chai is one of those things I have to be in the mood for.  But, my sister tried the Caramel Chai Red when she was here last week and said it had a perfect mix of spices and the caramel wasn’t over powering, but just perfect.   The X Slim Me tea was a bit to much fruity for me.  I am not into fruity tea’s and was hoping the mint would take over on this, but it didn’t.  But, My sister loves it as she is huge into fruity teas.

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Zhena’s Extra Strength Slim Me™ is an excellent addition to any responsible diet or exercise program. Slim Me tea is great to lose those extra 10# in 10 Days for $10.   The tea is packed with 10 Wonder ingredients to aid in weight loss.

Would you like to give the Slim Me Tea a try?  You can either buy it here.
Or, you can enter below and try to win, and if you don’t win then buy it.

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Winner will receive 4 tins of tea, one of each flavor. $40 Value

Giveaway Ends March 8th at Midnight (CST).   Enter below.

What Christmas Gift did you Toss Out ?

Disclaimer ~ This is a sponsored campaign with Mums The Word Network and PickURGift.
All opinions and views are 100% Living Smart Girl’s.

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It is no secret that the world is full of people who give gifts they think will be a hit, and in fact they are a total bomb!!  Why does this happen?  Well because people don’t always think of the person they are buying the gift for, but rather when they are shopping they are thinking about how they would want a particular item and for some reason they then think the recipient will also like it.  Total Fail!!  When buying gifts it isn’t always easy to know what the recipient would like.   That is why PickURGift is so awesome!

Oh how I wish I had known about PickURGift before the 2013 gift giving season.   Generally my gifts are things I love, but this year someone just missed the mark.   Seems that no matter how many times I talk about clearing out my home, getting rid of nick knacks, down sizing, etc.,  it just didn’t sink in with someone.   Not mentioning names, lets just say she just didn’t listen ;-)   She knows how much I am into fitness stuff, office supplies, eating out, bath and body goodies, … that kind of stuff.   Nope, instead I got more dust collecting, no room for, little nick knacks!   So, they are still in a box downstairs because I have no room for them and don’t want them.   Not that they are ugly, they are cute and do fit my decor, but I don’t have room for them or want any more stuff like that.  So, guess I have to figure out what to do with them, as I know she will be lo0king to see where they are when she visits!   LOL!

PickURGift’s reverse wishlist would have been great for her to use, to shop for me.  She would have seen what I like, and what I am hoping someone will get for me.  Well, maybe next year.   I will keep building my wish list and hopefully those who do buy for me will check it out.  I of course will share my link to my wish list with them.  (duh, right).   So, next time maybe I won’t have to beat my head on the wall trying to figure out what to do with the unwanted gifts.  However, I do appreciate that someone wanted to buy me anything, as I don’t expect gifts.  But, if there is going to be gifts, I would much rather prefer something I can use, than something I can’t.    Check out some items I like.

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Using the PickURGift Reverse wishlist is great because you can add all kinds of goodies to your wishlist, and then when you share your link with family and friends they can order you up the perfect gift for any gift giving time of year.

Did you not get what you wanted this year?   Well enter the giveaway below and you could win a $200 Amazon Gift Card to buy yourself exactly what you want.    Good Luck!

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Try Tryout Talent Network #Giveaway


Tryout is a Kid-Safe multilingual Talent Network available to kids, parents and professionals. Tryout gives kids a chance to safely develop and grow their creative talents and interests from their homes while working with the best creative professionals out there. We provide a 100% COPPA complaint environment which means that child’s profile is never made public and cannot be looked at or found by anyone, putting you in complete control. Once you find professionals you are interested in communicating with, whose expertise range from fields of interest including sports, dance, music, performance, modeling, fine arts and special talents, you can communicate with them on an exclusive one-on-one. Our new features give you the ability to communicate with professionals across the United States, making feasible to interact with professionals whose classes your child might not have had the chance to be exposed to otherwise.



Signing up for Tryout is absolutely FREE! As part of Tryout’s commitment to creating a safe online environment for children and their families, we verify all professionals that register on Tryout to make sure they are who they say they are, in addition to receiving verified parental consent. All children must be connected to a parent account and cannot apply to an opportunity or contact an agent directly. That interaction must be done through a parent account. When you and your child apply for an opportunity, you send an application that you create within Tryout that may include media that comes from your gallery on the site.



If you would like to sign up for Tryout, it’s completely free so go ahead and make your kids a profile! And make sure to enter below for the chance to win a free live session with American Idol vocal coach Ken Stacey!