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Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk The First Flight


Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post. Living Smart Girl received tickets for the show in exchange for promoting before and after.


IT’S HERE ~ This September 28-October 2, Target Center will host the upcoming Cirque du Soleil show
Toruk – The First Flight!


TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s AVATAR like you have never seen it before.  Through a  riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed  by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred  artistic visions that capture the imagination.

This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and  multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the  Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.  Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora. When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands. Upon learning that Toruk can help them save the Tree of Souls, they set out, together with their newfound friend Tsyal, on a quest high up in the Floating Mountains to find the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Prophecy is fulfilled when a pure soul rises among the clans to ride Toruk for the first time and save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.


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Visit the website, download the app, buy show tickets and read all about Toruk – The First Flight.    I am so excited to be given the chance to attend this show, the opening night.  I loved the Avatar movie and just can hardly contain my excitement about this show!

Are you a Minnesota resident?  Would you like to win 4 tickets to the show?  Well, you have come to the right blog!  Enter our giveaway below using the giveaway tools entry form.

Winner will receive 4 tickets to the the September 28th showing at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Mn.  Giveaway open to MN residents only.  Ends 9/24/16 at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be contacted by email and must reply within 24 hours will full name to be given to the ticket box where your tickets will be held for you to pick up.

Good Luck ~




Love Yoga? Get a Surprise Monthly with Yogi Surprise


Disclosure ~  I received product to facilitate a review.  All opinion are 100% that of Living Smart Girl.

It seems like just yesterday that I was making my new years resolutions and vowing that 2016 would be my year. I’d finish projects that had been collecting dust, I’d start being more active, eat healthier and make more time for myself. Well, I haven’t been doing so bad with being more active or eating healthier because those are two aspects of my life that I do pretty regularly anyways but as for making more time for myself or finishing old projects, I haven’t even put a dent in those resolutions. With my busy schedule and running the blog, it’s a wonder I can get my regular day to day “chores” done without having to carve out personal time for myself or take up a hobby.

It seems like being too busy to color outside of the lines of my day to day is the soundtrack of my life. I used to love being spontaneous. Taking time off of work to enjoy the outdoors, booking a random trip or trying out new restaurants in the evening used to be balm to my soul but in recent years I’ve just become far too busy to stray from my schedule too much. Oh, how I often miss free time and the ability I used to have to soothe my soul with the things I long to do and incorporate into my busy lifestyle.

At Yogi Surprise they know that people just like you long to take hold of your life and transform it into everything they’ve been dreaming of. They formed their company around the belief that every moment of every day is a chance to open up to the life you’ve always imagined for yourself. A life filled with love, health, connection and joy is something that many of us have been longing for yet haven’t been able to obtain no matter how hard we’ve tried to make it happen. Yogi Surprise believes that by continuously choosing a path of wellness, you’ve already stepped into the current of your existence and all you have to do is ride the wave. Knowing that many of their potential customers strive to choose this path to wellness but have trouble getting themselves on the right path, Yogi Surprise has made it their mission to make this goal more obtainable.

How are they going about doing this? Yogi Surprise is a monthly care package designed to compliment your way of being. It’s like a retreat being delivered right to your doorstep, something that us busy folks will appreciate since we’ve become so desperate to free our souls from the confines of our stifling daily lives and often can’t find the time to attend retreats elsewhere. One way that Yogi Surprise can help you on your journey to obtaining wellness is to provide you with wholesome foods, holistic products and empowering accessories. Each month the company will send you 6-8 full sized products from either their Lifestyle or Jewelry Box. Each included item is designed to complement the active lifestyle and vitality that you’re trying to achieve.

Yogi Surprise is aware that you can’t always get away from the retreat you’ve been longing for so they’ve designed these special boxes to bring the retreat right to your doorstep. The goodies that come in your Yogi Surprise Subscription are designed to stimulate your senses, clear your mind and cleanse your soul.  Grab yourself a subscription at Yogi Surprise and save 15% by using a code LivingSmartGirl when you order. Here are some of my goodies I have had in a few of my boxes.












To learn more about Yogi Surprise you can follow them on Facebook|Twitter|Pinterest|Instagram.

**** GIVEAWAY****

I am flooded with all kinds of fun goodies that I have received in my Yogi Surprise boxes, so much so I have put together a fun box for one lucky winner.   It is filled with goodies from Yogi Surprise as well as a few other fun items just for you from Living Smart Girl.   Enter to win below.

Giveaway open to US only.  18+.  Ends August 15th 2016 at 11:59 pm CST.

Enter using the form below.

Christmas Stocking Giveaway


Tis the holiday season and this year I wanted to do something fun for you and me.   Over the year I get all kinds of goodies to review.  Boxes and boxes of fun stuff from subscription sites.  Most of the stuff I just don’t use, and don’t need.  SO.. I have kept it all and decided I will pass it all onto my followers.. cuz you all rock!!  You all make what I do fun, and give me a chance to work from home and help my family.

Everyone loves a stocking filled with fun goodies.  Things like soap, lotion, candles, tarts, jewelry, cards, hand made goods, and more.  Might be fun and fitness, something snackable, a smelly product, or a one of a kind item only you will have.  Regardless of what it is, it will be a surprise from me to you.

I am giving away 6 Christmas stockings stuffed with goodies. Each one valued at $25 or more.  But, they are not actually in stockings.. because I couldn’t find any that I liked.  So, I got cute Christmas gift bags, filled them with goodies and festive tissue paper and will hand write a tag just for each winner.  Wanna try your luck at winning a fun bag of goodies?   Enter using the giveaway tools entry form below.  You will see that I have a bunch of mandatory entries and also some optional ones.  I thought it would be fun to include some of my friends and so you will be clicking thru to many amazing places like others Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or blogs.   Take some time and follow/like these gals and check out what they do.  We all appreciate it.  They are helping me make this giveaway happen, and would love a little love too.

Begins December 5th @ 8 am CST.  Ends December 16th @ 11:59 CST.   Open to US only.    6 Winners selected on December 16th.  I will email all winners.  Winners have until December 18th to reply with shipping info.  If no reply, a new winner is selected.

Good Luck ~ and Happy Holidays 🙂


California Figs and Fitness




Disclosure ~ Living Smart Girl received compensation in the form of product and gift card to share this great giveaway with our readers.

With the holiday’s upon us and all the food the will be consumed over the next couple months, maybe it’s time to start thinking about your resolution for 2016.  Valerie Waters wants to help you kick of 2016 and make it a great year!  Valerie Waters is a fitness trainer to stars like Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Berkley and Poppy Montgomery.  Along with the California Fig industry they just launched a fun contest and you can enter to win a personal fitness evaluation by Valerie and a customized deluxe Valslide®  exercise kit, free registration to her four-week Red Carpet Ready Bootcamp slated to begin in January 2016.  Go enter now ~  “California Figs & Fitness Contest“.   This package has a value of $1,250 and is sure to kick off anyone’s 2016 on the right foot.


Once you go enter the California Figs & Fitness Contest, come back here and enter my giveaway.   Enter to win ~

  • Valslide® Essentials Kit (includes Val exercises, band, slides and DVD)
  • New! Figs and Fitness brochure featuring fig recipes and fitness tips from Valerie Waters
  • Go FIGure brochure featuring nutritious and tasty recipes along with tips from professor of nutrition Dr. Julie Jones
  • California Figs canvas bag
  • California Figs insulated shopping bag
  • California Figs t-shirt
  • Set of California Fig note cards
    Note ~ the figs and container not included in giveaway.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.   Giveaway ends December 5th at 11:59pm CST.


Fun in the Kitchen Giveaway


Time to have a little fun in the kitchen giveaway.   Enter to win the goodies seen in the image above.   A book, The Gluten Free Revolution, a set of measuring spoons, and some yummy jellies.  Retail value $50.00

Giveaway ends October 30th 2015 at 11:59pm CST.  Enter using the giveaway entry form below.   Good Luck. is giving away £500 worth of wholesale stock on social media!

Mary Jane Fashion is a UK-based supplier of wholesale celebrity-inspired ladies fashions with a background in retail that runs through generations. They supply worldwide and stock to many large and small international boutiques and retailers, many of which use social media to as a way of self-marketing their company from the comfort of their own home. It was from this realisation of how simple it had become for small retailers to market themselves online that Mary Jane Fashion came up with the idea to give an individual the chance to win enough stock to set up their own business. They decided that, by giving away £500 ($791) worth of their celebrity-inspired clothing they could be setting someone up with a business for life. With social media being such a popular channel of promotion for many of their already existing clients, there was no better platform to launch their competition.


Mary Jane Fashion’s online website has been specifically designed in the format of an online clothing store, making it increasingly easier for first time business owners to place orders and have goods shipped directly to their door. Owning your own fashion boutique has never been so simple.

To enter,

  • Facebook:
    • ‘Like’ the Facebook page
    • ‘Like’ the competition post pinned to the top of their profile page.
  • Instagram:
    • Follow @maryjanefashionwholesale,
    • Like the competition image on their profile page
    • Repost the image along with the hashtag #MJF500Giveaway and @maryjanefashionwholesale.
  • Twitter:
    • Follow @maryJfashion
    • Retweet their competition post
    • Repost the competition post with the hash tag #MJF500Giveaway (link in bio for more details on Terms and Conditions).

The competition will be running until 12th July 2015, and the winner will be announced a few days later!

“We are giving away this prize, as a form of kick-starting a potential business. £500 worth of Mary Jane Fashion stock will provide someone with enough products to establish a small, profitable company. We would like entrants to think of this as an opportunity, not just a prize!”

“We’d love to be the catalyst for someone setting up a successful business. Sometimes it’s just a tip in the right direction that’s all it takes!”

Mary Jane Fashion will also give any advice and guidance that is needed, if the winner is indeed a first time business owner.


Nominate a Mom for Mom Me-time Sweepstakes

This post brought to you by Best Western. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Living Smart Girl.

Life is busy and for many that means little family time or time to devote to enjoying the little things in life.  For Moms who are career driven and travel for work it can take a toll on them.  Even though travel is fun to some extent when it’s for work, it isn’t fun enough to be considered Mom Me-time.

Do you know a busy mom, a mom who travels for work?  One who deserves a vacation for herself, to relax and not “work” while gone?  Are you also a busy person who would like a vacation for yourself? Well have I got the sweepstakes for you.   Come over and nominate a mom you know for the Mom Me-Time Sweepstakes and if they win, you win too! One lucky mom will win five nights in any Best Western hotel and a $2,500 MasterCard® Gift Card!

And, In addition to helping a mom win a well-deserved vacation, the person who mominates her wins the same grand prize!  Now, I am sure you know just the MOM who would deserve this, right ?



Oh how I would love to be nominated for such a fun trip. (hint hint). But, I don’t travel for work like so many moms do.  I am lucky that way, as I get to work from home. But I do know many moms who travel, and sometimes I feel bad for them. When I travel, it’s generally for fun.  The few times I have traveled for work, have not been horrible but yet not relaxing either.

Check out this video about where kids talk about what their moms do.


Mom Me-Time Sweepstakes

Do you know a busy mom who deserves some “Me-Time”? MOMinate her today and you both could win a grand prize that includes 5 nights at a Best Western branded hotel and a $2,500 MasterCard gift card. Enter below and you’ll also have a chance to win a free room night in our daily drawing.ENTER HERE >>>>

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So, get your thinking cap on and nominate your favorite hard working mom for this great sweepstakes.  You know you both deserve it!!    Whether the prize is for just a mom to enjoy on her own, or maybe she will take her family with her for some quality family time, it’s one anyone can enjoy no matter what.


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Update ~ Just to mix it up a bit, we have changed a few things this week. Last week, whenever you entered your link, you just took your place in line as you entered. We all know how that feels–you know it’s a popular giveaway linkup, but you don’t want to be 79th or 179th in line…will readers scroll that far down?

So, now each time someone visits any of the blog posts that this linkup is on, it will be completely random each time. Your giveaway might be first, might be last…it will all be up to the computer now. Make sure your headlines are catchy, detailed and accurate–that always helps.



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