Driving. It’s something we take for granted. It’s an everyday occurrence for most of us, and something that comes almost as easily to us as breathing. However, what we don’t think of us how hard driving actually is, how stressful it can be, and how distracted we are when we’re driving. From kids in the back seats, talking to your passenger, trying to get in a quick meal, listening to music, taking phone calls, and yes, texting. There’s so many distractions in the car.
This month is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and it’s the perfect time to straighten up yourself, as well as become a good driving role model for your kids who will one day be sitting in that drivers seat.
Social Media has become one of the most distracting things in our everyday lives, and using it in the car is no exception. If your posting/texting or not, think of the notifications you get while you’re driving and the urge you have to check them. Technology is great, but sometimes, it can be dangerous. Car manufacturers are coming up with ways to make it less distracting by using voice activation, but it’s still as distracting in my opinion, your mind is on the message, not the road.
Safety is important, especially on the road, would you be willing to give up your cell phone use in the car (both handheld and hands free) while driving, for at least a week? Something that’s hard to do, I know, we’re so connected today and think we need it “just in case” but what’s wrong with putting it away for a short period of time, and having you and your kids safe while you’re driving? I’m willing to do it, are you?
Take the challenge with me, when you do, you’ll notice how many people around you are distracted by their devices. Is what’s on your device really that important? Is it more important than your own life, the life of your kids, or the life of others around you? Can’t it wait until you’re out of the car? We need a change, our society needs a change, there’s far too many distractions and distracted drivers on the road. We need to value our lives, not social media!
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and The National Safety Council wants to draw everyone’s attention on how to Take Back Your Drive. Visit their website and take the Focused Driver Challenge and pledge yourself, your children, and other family members by taking the pledge to drive cell free.
I have been compensated for this post however, all opinions expressed here are my own.
April 20, 2016 – 10:51 AM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »
Spring is here! That means lots of DIY projects and outside yard work to do. Why not check out the latest tools to help you tackle your tasks for your home, yard, or workshop.
This Thursday April 7th at 1pm ET you can check out WORX for the 56V Live Demo and Flash Sale! WORX will be demonstrating their powerful 56V MaxLithium yard too lineup that includes a string trimmer, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and lawn mower. Find out how you can get gas-like performance from these products as well as extended runtime with zero emissions!
Don’t miss your chance to see these great tools. By registering for the event, you’ll also get a chance to win a free 56v tool of your choice! Visit worx.com to register now and be automatically entered into the giveaway.
April 11, 2016 – 11:39 PM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »
Saving money is something we all have in common. Whether you coupon, or search the net for deals, saving money is something we all strive to do when making any type of purchase.
I’m not much of a couponer per say as far as clipping and cutting, but I’m always looking for the best deal when it comes to any of my purchases. Something new that I’ve tried out recently is Groupon Coupons, especially when we’re out and about traveling.
I’m sure by now you’ve used or at least heard of Groupon for a lot of deals, but Groupon Coupons lets you find savings with coupons for various retailers so you can save even MORE!
Using Groupon Coupons is free and easy, you can search for coupons based on your location or by the stores you’re looking to do some shopping. You can save on movie tickets, purchases from Amazon, % off purchases and even free items with purchase. Some of the Groupon Coupons are also exclusive to Groupon so you won’t find them anywhere else.
Saving money isn’t as hard as people think, you just need to look, and a great place to start is Groupon Coupons, the savings you’ll find will surprise you! You can also follow Groupon on Facebook, as well as #GrouponCoupons hashtag or Groupon on Twitter to see some of the latest deals you can find.
Have you found some great deals with Groupon Coupons? What are some of your favorites?
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
April 11, 2016 – 11:01 PM - | Posted in coupons, promotions | 1 Comment »
It seems like women’s wrestling has been more of a joke than anything in past years. We go a few brief moments where we have real, talented women wrestlers, and then, we go back to the scantily clad, untalented “Diva’s” that are more there for looks and jokes rather than really wrestling. That is until recently!
With the new crop of wrestlers coming up, the women’s division is no longer a running joke of lingerie matches and bikini shoots. The new women’s division is full of talented athletes who can actually wrestle and STILL look good doing it without all of the sexist gimmicks that follow along.
To go along with the new change of real women wrestlers came the change of the women’s belt and division as a whole. No longer a girly butterfly diva’s belt, (which don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the look of that belt, I WANT ONE!) Wrestlemania 32 would give way to a re-branding of the women and championship belt. No longer are the women called Diva’s, they are now called Superstars just like the rest of the men within WWE. The Diva’s belt is no longer, and WWE Hall of Famer Lita revealed the new WWE Women’s Championship belt!
This new transition shows that women are just as important as the men, and that they too can be featured in a prominent role as they too are world-class athletes, actors, public speakers, philanthropists and role models! They can show young girls that women can be empowering, confident, strong SUPERSTARS!
No one else in the company is happier than Stephanie McMahon check out her article in The Players’ Tribune.
I have been compensated for this post as I participate in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
April 9, 2016 – 9:00 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
Waffles, French toast, eggs benedict… sometimes the typical breakfast/brunch options can get to be a bit mundane.
To shake things up, here’s a great recipe for Greek Baked Eggs, bound to make your brunch guests dying for more. By elevating the simple, protein packed egg, with the flavor of feta and saltiness from the Kalamata olives, your guests are sure to be begging for the recipe.
Greek Baked Eggs
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon heavy cream
5 large eggs
5 Kalamata olives, pitted and roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Toasted bread, for dipping and sopping
Preheat oven to broil.
Place the oven rack on the first shelf. Add the butter and cream to the bottom of a shallow baking dish. Place under the broiler until the butter and cream mixture is hot and bubbly (about 3 to 4 minutes).
Break the eggs (keeping the yolks intact) into individual bowls and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the olives, garlic and chopped herbs. Set aside.
Once the butter and cream mixture is hot and bubbly, remove from the oven and carefully pour the five eggs into the dish (work quickly). Sprinkle the tops of the eggs with the olive herb mixture and top with the crumbled feta cheese. Liberally sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the pan back under the broiler and cook until the egg whites are nearly cooked through (approximately 4 to 5 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow to set for 1 minute before serving. Serve hot with toast for dipping.
April 4, 2016 – 7:16 PM - | Posted in recipes | 1 Comment »