Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Mother's Day Gift always appreciated!

I think that one of the best Mother's Day gifts is a bouquet of flowers or a plant. For me the beauty of flowers and plants captures the beauty of a mother.
When I think about it, the only times I received flowers have been when I'm sick and I also got a great plant for my college graduation (which I proceeded to kill, I don't have a green thumb do cut flowers are best for me!).

If you are looking for reasonably priced Mother's Day plants or flowersbe sure to check out ProFlowers.

There are arrangements available at a variety of price points and the flowers are beautiful. Perhaps I should order my favorite flowers, tulips for myself!

Disclosure: I was provided with a giftcard for the purposes of this review and as usual all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Personal Creations for Mother's Day!

Are you in search for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift for your mom? I know I like to give my mom unique gifts and that is why when I was introduced to Personal Creations I was ecstatic. This online store has gifts starting at just $12.99? Cute gifts that are personalized? Count me in! 

Even the littlest ones can get in on the gift giving and help you make a choice for Grandma! I actually placed an order for my mom....I can't tell you what it is because, mom reads my blog but it is a good one. The order process was simple and I had the opportunity to choose the delivery date for my mom's gift. 

Personal creations is an affordable place for Mother's Day gifts and if you like personalized gifts, they have something for every one! 

Disclosure: I received a giftcard for the purpose of this review and as usual all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Are You A Twilight Fan?

The Twilight series was my Mother's Day gift to myself on my very first Mother's Day. I'd gone to lunch with a girlfriend and then headed over to Barnes and Noble. I saw Twilight and having never heard of the series picked it up because it looked like an interesting read. Well, I read that book in a day! And went back to the store to pick up the next book in the series. I was hooked! I joined an online Twilight Moms club - we talked about everything Twilight and even had meet-ups! So, if you are a fan like me, you are surely anticipating the release of the Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD.   Here is a clip: 

On February 10th starting at 11p.m. 2,700 select Walmart stores will be having an in-store Twilight Party to celebrate the DVD/Blue-Ray release! You will receive Bella's Wedding Special Edition featuring the collectable wedding packaging, a fabric poster of Bella and Edward's big day and music videos from Bruno Mars and Christina Perri!

In anticipation of the midnight event, Walmart shopped can also see a cameo appearance of Rosalie Cullen on the in-store television network. The bakery will have Twilight themed cupcakes and cakes so you can have your own at home viewing party! 

You can find the entire list of participating Walmarts on

Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and am compensated for my time and honest opinions.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Get on the Shelf at Walmart!

Has it been your dream to get your GREAT product on the shelf at Walmart! Well, now there is a wonderful opportunity for that to happen for you. Walmart has launched the Get On The Shelf contest and you can submit your product and be one of three winners to get on the shelf. You just have to submit a video on, rally your friends and family to vote and if you are the grand prize winner, not only will you get on the shelf, but Walmart will help you with marketing and production! Get your product on the shelf! 

Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and have been compensated for writing this post but as usual all opinions are my own. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

No Fuss For Holiday Parties!

Earlier this year I visited the Bentonville Walmart headquarters with the Walmart moms.  When we arrived we were treated to a sampling of holiday treats. All of which were perfectly suited for those holiday parties that you may want to have but can't find the time (between baking and cooking for the BIG meals) to cook for. 

image provided by Walmart

These Tyson wings in various flavors are sure to be a hit but since I'm not a meat-eater I can't comment on the taste. I can say that my son eats Tyson and enjoys it so I can only assume that the wings are great quality too. I've actually served them at family get togethers and most people went back for seconds so I suppose that is a great endorsement! 

One of the things available at Walmart that I CAN speak about from personal experience are the cheesecakes. And not just any cheesecakes, but a variety pack of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory restaurant! 

Can you say YUMMY! When two cheesecakes arrived at my house I was sure that someone was trying to foil my holiday get fit plans but was totally surprised to learn the cheesecake came from Walmart! I was a good girl and left the cheesecake intake but will be bringing both to a dessert party I'm attending this evening. I believe in indulging but I left the cheesecake in the freezer until I could share it with friends! 

Walmart has these easy options available for you this holiday season. Make life simple, pick some up on your next trip! 

Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and have been compensated for this blog post but as usual all opinions are my own! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Stocking Stuffers Haul!

I love the holiday season! The baking, cooking and time with family is always joyful but I am especially pleased that this year, thanks to Walmart I've been able to be a blessing in the lives of others. For my final donation of the year, I was challenged to purchase stocking stuffers with $25 and of course I'm donating them. I visited the wish list for the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children and was pleased to see that they needed toiletry items for the gifts they prepared for their clients. I went to Walmart with $25 in hand and just see what I was able to purchase! 

I truly believe that the holidays are about giving and it has been my pleasure to have so many opportunities to give this season because of Walmart. Not only am I doing something for others but I am instilling in my son the idea that giving to others is also a part of the holiday spirit. He shops with me and when I tell them the items are not for us it is always a teachable moment. I know as he gets older he will appreciate having the ability to give to others too. Thank you Walmart! 

Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and was compensated for my time to prepare this video and blog post but as usual all opinions are my own. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Walmart Introduces Shoppy Cat

You may be asking - what in the world is Shoppy Cat? I wondered the same thing so when Walmart gave me the opportunity to try it out and provide feedback, I said why not? Shoppy Cat is a new facebook app that assists you in purchasing gifts for family, friends, whoever! If a person is on your facebook friend and has the app, Shoppy Cat will give you a list of things that the individual might enjoy as a gift. 

Shoppy Cat utilizes the things that are listed in your profile as your interests. Obviously, the more interests a person has listed, the more recommendations Shoppy Cat provides. One of the best features in my opinion is that the gifts are not only from Walmart. I think this is a fabulous idea. It reminds me of the movie Miracle on 34th Street, Santa sent people to stores other than Macy*s! Even though the management thought it was a bad idea, it actually encouraged folks to shop at both Macy*s and the other stores. Simply ingenious! 

Shoppy Cat is currently in Beta but I think it is worth trying out! As more people sign up it will be even more effective! Happy Shopping! 

Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom and have been compensated for spreading the word about the Shoppy Cat app but as usual, all opinions are 100% my own!