Find The Perfect Fragrance Gifts This Holiday Season! #ScentSavings #cbias #shop #Ad

*I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.     This past week, my students and I have been planning our holiday celebration and we decided to include Secret Santa as part of the festivities.  We each had to pick a name from a hat and that will be the person who we will buy a Secret Santa present for this month.  The fun part is keeping the secret and having everyone in suspense not knowing who their Secret Santa is.  I chose the name of one of my students who is absolutely in love with Justin Bieber.  She constantly doodles his name on her notebook and talks about him so I knew that the new fragrance called Justin Bieber's Girlfriend was the perfect gift to give her.     As soon as I decided on the perfume, I set out to find out where I could purchase it and … [Read more...]

Add Holiday Smiles With Mega Bloks Skylanders! #SkylandersSWAPForce @MegaBloks #Giveaway #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of MegaBloks. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     Every holiday season, it is becoming harder and harder to figure out what to get the kids.  Besides the fact that my boys have just about everything, kids these days are different than when we were growing up.  Once they get to a certain age, all they want is technology and the most expensive items you could possibly think of.  As an educator, I understand the importance of having time away from electronics and of encouraging children to explore their surroundings and to use their imaginations to pretend-play.     That is why I really love the Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Boss Tank Showdown.  Not only does it include popular characters from Skylanders but it also includes a variety of building blocks which allow children to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to put together the … [Read more...]

Bring On The Ugly Sweaters This Holiday Season! #HilariousHoliday @Target #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Social Chorus for Target. I received a gift card to facilitate a shopping trip and promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Everybody knows that the holidays are the perfect time to bring those ugly holiday sweaters out of the closet.  Although some might consider them to be a fashion faux pas, others like me, think that they are a great way to show your holiday sense of humor.  After all, if you can't laugh at yourself then how will you get past all of the curveballs that life throws at you on a daily basis.     When I was little, my mother would always take advantage of the holidays to put matching ugly sweaters on my sister and I right around the holidays.  I never understood why she did this because we are not twins and I always hated having the same clothes on as my little sister.  Luckily for me, there wasn't the abundance of technology and electronic devices back then to document these hideous outfits so there aren't … [Read more...]

Start A Holiday Tradition With The 2013 Hess Toy Truck & Tractor! @HessExpress #Giveaway #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Hess Express. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating.     When my siblings and I were little, our father worked in a neighborhood store and would always bring home treats for us to enjoy especially around the holidays.  One year, he came home with a few Hess trucks for us to enjoy for Christmas but he explained to us that they were special because he was going to start a family tradition and buy the holiday Hess truck every single year for us to collect.     Even then, we understood that this was something special that was going to be shared between us and our father.  True to his word, he brought home a new Hess truck every year while we were kids.  The best thing was that, although they were collector's items, he never stopped us from playing with them and we spent hours rolling them across the floor and turning their lights on and off.     When we received the opportunity to review … [Read more...]