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Cake Batter 'Nice' Cream and 7 Other Cool Nutrisystem #NSNation Treats #ad

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream.
Temps have been hovering in the upper 90s and the weatherman has been telling us to be happy because we haven't "officially" hit 100 yet.  
Well, my car says different.  Got in my yesterday and saw this...
100 degrees. Posted a pic on Facebook and my nephew, who's currently serving in Baghdad, shared a pic on Facebook of temps where he's stationed.
                        120 degrees!!!
Crazy huh?
  When it's this hot there's no better way to cool down than with bowl of ice cream. 
Now that I'm losing weight I want to keep the momentum and so I am reading labels when shopping at the grocery store and ice cream, the REAL creamy, buttery smooth ice cream I love is soooooooo... off limits.
  This is the first time in a long time that I have weighed in the '50s and I am on track to be in the 40s by the end of July.
  Let's be honest who hasn't bought a pint of ice cream with the intention of eating one …

A Day at the Beach #Nutrisystem #NSNation #Ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. I am a proud member of the Nutrisystem #NSNation Blogger Program.  
During a recent trip to Florida, the family and I decided to visit Clearwater Beach, about an hour or so drive from Orlando.  
We figured we would spend most of the day there so we packed snacks, lunch and plenty of water.
I love the convenience of the pack and go Nutrisystem meals.  No refrigeration required.  No cooking.  Just open up when I'm ready to eat.
My favorite is the Nutrisystem Tuna Salad.  13 grams of protein in each packet. Water chestnuts and onion add a little crunch to the Nutrisystem Tuna Salad.  Nutrisystem suggests serving it as a sandwich with a wheat roll or as a salad topper.   I'm not much for tuna sandwiches and salads at the beach but I love lettuce wraps. Lettuce wraps are a perfect meal for the beach.  Easy to make and easy to pack.   Nutrisystem Tuna salad lettuce wraps are easy to make simply open the pouch and spoon onto a large leaf of romaine le…

Bedtime for Baby: Night Night Train

I'm often asked how our "Bedtime for Baby" Book Reviews segment came to be.  A friend of mine and her hubby became foster parents earlier this year.  One night she posted a pic of the books she'd read to their little one and asked for suggestions on more books as she was growing tired of reading the same books over and over again.
Me, being the lover of children's book I am, was thrilled to share some of the books I've read to my kids over the years.
I always read to my kids when they were little and our nighttime routine always included a bedtime story.  At first it was books I chose and as the kids got older, they began to select books and there were plenty of nights it was the same book over and over again but I didn't mind.  I relished this time with my kids.
Booklook Bloggers recently sent us a copy of Night, Night, Train for review.  Night, Night Train is a great bedtime read in the tradition of the classic children's book, Goodnight Moon. Book Desc…

July Swago US Complete the whole board for a 500 SB bonus!

Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Monday, July 24th at 9am PDT! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.   

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in our Rewards Store.

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

5 Tips to Prevent the Dreaded Summer Slide plus a Nat Geo Books Birthday Gift Essentials Giveaway

Seems like Summer just started but trust me it'll be back to school time really soon. It's easy to forget the importance of Reading, writing and 'rithmetic while on Summer break but it's important that kids engage in meaningful learning opportunities throughout the Summer to prevent Summer Slide.
There are several ways to prevent Summer Slide - that period when kids are out of school and tend to fall behind - and keep your kiddos on the path to learning.
Read EVERY day   Encourage your child to read every single day. Consider signing up for the local library Summer Reading Program.  Ask your children about the books their reading and read with them.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes Coming to Oracle Arena + Your Chance to Win a Family 4-pk of Tickets

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control.
This ancient artifact would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of the universe.
Witness the cutting-edge special effects and immersive video projection in this legendary, live adventure.
Check out this sneak peek of this exciting show
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Get 25% Back when you spend $50 at Kohl's

Swagbucks has a deal where you can get 25% back when you spend $50 at Kohl’s, and that's before any deals you'll get through Kohl's Cash.

Here's how you take advantage of this deal:

1. Click here and sign up for Swagbucks if you haven't already. Make sure you create your "Swag Name" after you sign up.
2. Send an image of your product(s) along with the qualifying receipt to Iredeemkohls@swagbucks.com and include your Swag Name in the subject line.

That's all you need to do to secure your 1250 SB credit, which is equal to $12.50 - that's 25% back on your purchase. If you already have a Swagbucks account, you can get a $50 Kohl’s gift card for 4650 SB, a 7% discount of the usual price. 

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try. You then take those points and turn them into…

Stream It Now: 20 Movies the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Family Movie Night is one of our fave family activities. It's nice to stay at home and stream a flick when we don't feel like dealing with crowded theaters and Summer weekend traffic or high ticket prices. 

Looking for some movies for the entire family to enjoy? Check out our list of movies the whole family will enjoy and leave a comment to add some of your must watch family movies.
20 Must Watch Summer Family Movies 1. Big
2. The Goonies
3. ET
4. Elf
5. Mulan
6. Jurassic Park
7. Aladdin
8. The Neverending Story
9. Finding Nemo
10. Ratatouille
11. High School Musical
12. Matilda
13. Shrek
14. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
15. Spiderman
16. Labyrinth
17. October Sky
18. Ella Enchanted
19. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
20. Grease
pic courtesy of Unsplash Jeremy Yap


Walmart's Scorching Summer Savings

Walmart is running huge deals all week long on everything from clothing and jewelry to home electronics, grills, and toys, and Swagbucks is offering 6% cash back (in the form of SB Points) for every dollar you spend through Sunday. Whatever you need this summer, now's the time to buy it and get rewarded for doing it.

Just click here to take advantage of these deals. If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, you can also do that at this page and start earning points towards your first free gift card. As a bonus, if you sign up through me a spend at least $25 shopping online through Swagbucks before the first of the month and you'll get a 200 SB bonus - that's $2 in addition to the points you get for each dollar you spend.


You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What's Online at Swagbucks.com

Get $23 when you sign up for Hulu

If you're a TV lover, Hulu has an offer through Swagbucks where you get $23 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $15 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here's how you do it:

1. Click this link
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign up through the link above and get your 2000 SB, you'll …

FabFitFun - Earn 1500 SB for subscribing

FabFitFun is a subscription service where you receive gift boxes filled with the most fab new items, hand-picked each month by the stylish and hip FabFitFun team! Thanks to a special offer through Swagbucks, you'll get 1500 SB for trying it out for a month!

Plus, if you're also signing up for Swagbucks through this offer, you'll earn an additional 300 SB bonus paid out at the beginning of next month. 1800 SB is the equivalent of $18 in gift cards - Just click here to take advantage of this offer!

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Blue Apron!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

Sign up now to start earning Swagbucks.
You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What's Onlin…

BLT Salad A Light Summertime Meal or a Tasty Side Salad #ad #NSNation

Bacon makes EVERYTHING better!  When I started on Nutrisystem I was afraid I would have to give up all the foods I love - including bacon - but the truth is I can enjoy ALL of my favorite foods - INCLUDING BACON.
Of course I can't go hog wild, no pun intended, but I can have a slice or two every now and then without throwing a wrench in my weight loss plan.  In my efforts to get a little creative on my Flex Day I try to put a healthier spin on some of my fave foods including the trusty BLT. This fab mama loves a BLT piled high with crispy bacon, iceberg lettuce and vine-ripened tomatoes so when I was making BLTs for the fam I decided to create a salad using those same ingredients.  I'm not a huge fan of turkey bacon but I figured 4 slices of bacon, crumbled into small pieces equals 1 slice per serving and that's okay. 
While on Nutrisystem I can enjoy unlimited veggies and since it's Summer, I'm enjoying the bounty of fresh produce available at our local farmer'…

Wordless Wednesday: Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Mushrooms

Recently, I noticed a patch of mushrooms sprout up in our yard.  It's not unusual as the common fungi often occur after recent rains.  However, during a recent afternoon walk at work, I saw some huge mushrooms and snapped a few pics.

Did you know there are over 5,000 species of mushrooms? 
Oh, if you can identify any of these please let me know as I'd love to update my post with the name of