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December 8, 2015

Sing to Salute Military Families

Disclosure: I received compensation to help spread the word about the Walmart  Holiday Sing to Salute Military Families campaign through The Motherhood Network. All thought ,opinions, and musical renditions are my own. I am happy to #Sing2Salute military families and I sincerely thank them for their sacrifice and wish them all a Merry Christmas. 

Service to our country is one of the greatest gifts a person can give. Our service men and women often miss special days with their families so this holiday season let’s all take a few moments to give them a simple gift to thank them for their service. When I think of the holidays I think about the beauty of the season. All of the tinsel and glitter. All of the bright lights. I also think of all the wonderful songs that really do help to make the season bright. So this year let’s all join together to give the gift of cheer to those who sacrifice so much to ensure we have the gift of freedom.

Let’s all Sing to Salute Military Families!

Sing to Salute Military Families this Holiday Season


On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, Walmart kicked off their Holiday Sing to Salute Military Families campaign with a $500,000 donation to Fisher House Foundation.

What is the Fisher House Foundation?

For the past 25 years, Fisher Houses have provided a home-away-from-home for military and veterans’ families whose loved ones are in a nearby military or veterans hospital. The $500,000 donation will be distributed among more than 60 U.S.-based Fisher Houses and will be used for home improvements and holiday festivities, including gifts for families and visits from Santa.


We need your help!

From now until to Dec. 22, Walmart is asking everyone to help share holiday songs with military families.

You can help by competing the following steps:

  1. Create a holiday greeting or video of one or more individuals singing a portion of a classic holiday song.
  1. Post the greeting or video on a public Instagram, Twitter or YouTube account with the hashtag #Sing2Salute. If you’re posting on YouTube, make sure the hashtag is in your video’s title and post description.
  1. In the post, tag a friend and call on them to participate.

Here is the best part: For each post published on a public Instagram, Twitter or YouTube account with the hashtag #Sing2Salute during the campaign, Walmart will donate $100, up to $1 million, to Fisher House Foundation. The goal is to help Fisher House Foundation fund a full year of lodging for military families staying at Fisher Houses on U.S. military bases. You can learn more about Walmart’s Holiday Sing to Salute Military Families campaign, review rules for participation and see featured videos, by visiting

Sing to Salute Military Families to thank them for their service

Join Walmart’s long standing commitment to support our military. Here are some of things Walmart has committed to doing:

  • Walmart is committed to hiring 250,000 veterans by 2020 through its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment
  • Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $20 million in grants to organizations that provide veteran job training, education and community-based collaboration.

Walmart has also launched the Greenlight a Veteran Campaign. This campaign creates an active and visual sign ouf support for Veterans all over the country. Walmart has asked everyone to replace one light in their home with a green light bulb to show their support of our Veterans.

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Help Walmart donate up to $1 million to Fisher House Foundation during our #Sing2Salute Twitter party! Thursday, Dec 10 1PM 2PM EST RSVP HERE

I hope you will join together with Real Advice Gal and Walmart to support our military service men and women and all of their families this holiday season. Post your video with the #Sing2Salute today!

From Fam to Glam – holiday fashion for every holiday occasion

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

Finding the perfect outfit for every holiday event or occasion can add another layer of stress to your  holiday preparations and planning. As a self proclaimed fashionista, I want to look my best all the time whether I am trimming the tree during a casual family get together or sipping champagne at a holiday party. I am so excited to share my holiday fashion find with you! This comfortable and stunning outfit from Monroe and Main can go from an activity with the FAMily to any GLAMourous event this holiday season.

Holiday Fashion needs to be able to take you from Fam to Glam. These gold jeans can do just that.

Holiday Fashion = Gold Jeans!

What if I told you you could rock holiday fashion at almost any event this year wearing comfortable jeans? I am serious! Jeans! But not just any pair of jeans, oh no. GOLD JEANS! I have to admit I was a little hesitant to get gold jeans. I have seen them on other fashionistas and loved the look but never thought I could pull it off. Well guess what I did and they look fabulous and you can do gold jeans too!

Holiday Fashion from Monroe and Main Love these gold jeans

These glamorous gold jeans are very comfortable and the relaxed fit is flattering for curvier figures. They can be worn with some sparkly black heels for a glamorous evening or black boots for a day of busy family activities. Shorter gals ( I consider myself in that category) will definitely want to add some height with their heels as these jeans wear long. It is nice to find a longer fitting pant that looks great with a heel.

Holiday Fashions for every occasion from Monroe and Main

I decided to wear the gold jeans with the crossover rib sweater in black. This cut of this sweater is so beautiful on every body type. The empire waist cut shows off all the right curves in all the right places. It accentuates your assets while slimming through the waist and flowing over the hips. I love this sweater. I love the flowing sleeves that are gathered at the cuffs. So pretty and the perfect piece to pair with bolder bottoms to complete your holiday fashion.

Holiday Fashions with monroe and main trimming the tree

How to rock gold jeans! We are sharing 5 tips for wearing one of the hottest trends right now:gold jeans. You don't have to be afraid. Gold jeans are not just for the fashion bold. They are for everyone.

5 Tips for Wearing Gold Jeans

  1. Pay attention to fit – Go for loose relaxed fit to keep them wearable during the day. A skin tight fit will be harder to pull off for most of us and is not very daytime friendly. The Nikki Gold Jeans from Monroe and Main are a great fit for any size or shape.
  2. Don’t be afraid of color when wearing gold jeans. Think of them as neutral if it helps. Gold jeans look great with green, bright blue, navy, and of course black. You can even wear them with mauve, army green, or ivory.
  3. Dress ’em down  – You can wear gold jeans just like your favorite pair of blue denim jeans. You can adopt a rock star attitude for the day and pair them with a fitted t-shirt and a leather jacket.
  4. Do wear gold toned jewelry – I have never been a fan of mixing metals even though I have seen it done well. I am just not up for that type of fashion challenge and I think it is too easy to get it wrong when wearing gold jeans.
  5. Dress them up – Add a statement necklace, chunky bracelets, and sparkling pumps for glamorous evening wear. Maybe a some animal print pumps or a clutch.

I love the versatility of metallic jeans. Gold jeans look great with black, blue, green, and navy. They can be dressed up or down. I just can’t rave enough about how happy am I am with this look from Monroe and Main.

Holiday Fashion with Monroe and Main I am in love with this necklace


We are giving away this tres chic Wide Striped Hand Bag. It’s classic design and clean lines make it the perfect bag for every holiday fashion.  (Note: prize substitutions are possible.)

Monroe and Main Bag

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PLUS 25  prizes & 25 chances to win! 

Monroe and Main Holiday Occasions Giveaway 25 chances to win 25 winners will get a wide stiped handbag and 1 grand prize winner of a $250 Monroae and Main Shopping Spree 25 confident bloggers are all sharing their ideas on how to dress for a variety of holiday occasions.  Each  blogger is also hosting a giveaway with their review  and Monroe and Main will send all the winners a bag valued $50! You can enter every contest so click on the links below to go to each bloggers site and enter to win on all of them! Also be sure to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway for a chance to win a $250 Monroe and Main Shopping Spree!


Still Blonde after all these Years, Modly Chic, and Fashionista Events bloggers are not responsible if prize is not delivered.  We will make every attempt to help you claim your prize.

Giveaway is US Only, 18 years and older

Candy Fairy to the Rescue + Free Printable Candy Fairy Poem

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post. I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. as part of my participation in this project. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Crinkle, crackle, crinkle, squeal! The familiar sounds of trick or treat night when all the candy is dumped on the floor and all the kids (ahem and parents too) fish through the loot to find their favorites. Chocolate, taffy, lollipops….SUGAR! We all love Halloween as evidenced by the bazillion Halloween themed posts on Pinterest and I am no different. I love Halloween and trick or treating with my little ghosts and ghoblins as much as the next person. What I do NOT love is ALL that candy. What do you do to rein in the sugar monsters? How do you remove the temptation to indulge in mini chocolate bar after mini chocolate bar. In our house it is the Candy Fairy to the Rescue.

Listerine does all that candy make your teeth ache. The Candy Fairy can help. Print out our Candy Fairy Poem. Continue reading

Get More out of Your Amazon Prime

When you log into your  Amazon Prime account does your welcome screen look like mine?
Are you getting the most out of your amazon prime account
Are you getting everything you can out of your Amazon Prime Membership? I am or should I say was only using 2 out of 5 Prime benefits umm that is only 40%. What?!? Not cool…If you are not using all of your Prime benefits like me than you need to fix it just like I did.
Are you getting the most out of your amazon prime account?
Do you take a ton of pictures with your phone? Of course you do! Ever try to get them off your phone and onto your computer or some other storage device? Was it easy? Tell the truth have you ever actually done it? Ever have a computer crash and burn? Did you lose all your photos? Did you pay a ridiculous amount of money to save them?
Are you getting the most out of your amazon prime account?
My laptop was stolen a few years ago and all of the pictures on there, almost 2 years worth of memories, were just gone. Oh how I wish I had Prime Photos and had all of my photos on the Amazon Cloud Drive instead of just on my device.
Are you getting the most out of your amazon prime account?
No more worries and no more lost photos. Now I am sending them all to the Amazon Cloud Drive which is included in my Amazon Prime  Membership so it is like getting all that peace of mind for free. There were over 600 pictures on my phone. That is hundreds of memories now all safely stored in the Amazon Cloud Drive. Not only are they safe but they are accessible from any device anywhere. I can log in on the web at or from my laptop, desktop, or tablet to access all of my pictures.
So apparently getting burned once is not enough for me to learn my lesson. The hard drive just died on my desktop. Yikes! Yes, I back it up on an external hard drive but it is such a pain in the bottom to retrieve files. Thankfully my computer guy was able to fix it and put everything back and thankfully it was a relatively inexpensive fix, only $150. I will admit I lost a few hours of sleep worrying about it and you can guess what I am doing now. Yup, uploading all the thousands of pictures on my desktop to my Amazon Cloud Drive. Thank God I get unlimited storage with my Amazon Prime membership.
 Are you getting the most out of your amazon prime?
Set up on your device is really easy  to do. Just download the Amazon Photos-Cloud Drive App onto your device. Log in using your Amazon account log in credentials. The app defaults to Auto-Save turned on which means that every time you take a new photo it gets uploaded to the cloud automatically but only when you are connected to wifi. Boom! Set it and forget it and all of your precious photos are safe in the cloud without you having to take any actions!
 Get more from your Amazon Prime
Have I convinced you yet that you need to get the most our of your Amazon Prime and start using the Amazon Cloud Drive? How many memories are you willing to lose before you tuck them safely into the cloud? What are you waiting for? Go save your precious photos now!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

August 28, 2015

CLR® Wants to Know—What’s Your Cleaning Personality?

Disclosure: I received compensation on behalf od CLR® to promote this campaign.

CLR® Wants to Know—What’s Your Cleaning Personality? 

CLR Products

Do you feel the impulse to clean dinner plates before your friends have even left the table? Or are you the roommate that leaves dishes in the sink until it’s overflowing and you can’t even use the faucet? We all have a cleaning personality, whether we know it or not, and it can affect our relationships with spouses, partners, roommates, and even friends. Get to know yourself a little bit better and find out your Cleaning Personality by taking CLR®’s Cleaning Personalities Quiz. Continue reading