Monday, February 29, 2016

Win $15 Walgreens Gift Card in the BE WELL Giveaway Hop

My participation in the BE WELL Giveaway Hop is voluntary and I am personally supplying the Walgreens Gift Card in the giveaway posted below. I am not responsible for any of the other giveaways listed in the linky hop. 

I have joined up with some fellow bloggers to once again bring you another giveaway opportunity.

This one is called the BE WELL Giveaway Hop and the prizes are all themed around just that...being & staying well. Check out my giveaway and then be sure to hop around to the other sites and see what's up for grabs.

For my giveaway prize, I've chosen something that is fun AND practical...a $15 Walgreens Gift Card. 

Our neighborhood Walgreens store is one of my favorite places to shop. Whether I need some things to help my family stay well (vitamins, cold medicine, first aid items, etc.) or I'm just shopping for some new health and beauty items for myself, I can always find what I need at Walgreens! Remember too, Easter is right around the corner and Walgreens is sure to have everything you need to fill up those Easter baskets.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - In Theaters May 27, 2016

I am sharing the following information courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. No compensation was received for this post and all opinions expressed are my own. 

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” is an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories which stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.

Dazzling, quirky, &'s a good one to add to your "must-see-movie-list" for this year - Alice Through the Looking Glass. Check out the extended spot below to see more about it.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Global Broadcast Television Premiere of HE NAMED ME MALALA #HeNamedMeMalala

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for 20th Century Fox. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

The story of Malala Yousafzai, the young girl who was targeted and severely wounded by the Taliban for being an advocate for girls' education, captured attention worldwide. HE NAMED ME MALALA is the critically acclaimed documentary about her life.

On Monday, February 29, at 8/7c, the National Geographic Channel will present the global broadcast television premiere of HE NAMED ME MALALA.

This gripping and moving film will be aired commercial free here in the U.S. and globally in 171 countries in 45 languages. This powerful story is a must-see for all.

About the Movie: 
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

The National Geographic Channel (@NatGeoChannel) and 21st Century Fox (@21CF) have partnered with the Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) to launch a social initiative campaign to raise awareness for girls' right to education and safe schools for every child. A $1 donation will be made to the Malala Fund for every tweet using the hashtag #withMalala now through March 10, for a total donation of up to $50,000. Learn more at

My Thoughts:
I received an advanced screener of HE NAMED ME MALALA. While I knew of Malala and her plight from seeing her in the news, I was not familiar with the details of her story. Watching this film, I was simply moved beyond words. The wisdom and courage displayed by Malala are amazing for anyone, let alone someone of her young age.

I enjoyed getting a glimpse into her daily, family life. She is a world-famous crusader who continues to take a stand against a brutally dangerous ideology, yet she is also just a normal teenager -- one who laughs when talking about cute boys, wonders if the girls at school like her, and enjoys a good arm wrestling match with her brother. Her father is equally inspiring and, no doubt, part of the reason that Malala is so strong.

The film uses animation to tell parts of Malala's story. Those are some of my favorite parts of the movie. The animation is stunning and makes for such a dramatic effect. Overall, I thought HE NAMED ME MALALA to be one of the best documentaries I've ever watched. It's such an important story that I think everyone should see. I invite you to tune in to the television premiere on February 29th.

(Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving disturbing images and threats)

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Perfect Linens Second Skin Sheets (plus Discount Code)

I received a set of Perfect Linens Second Skin sheets to try out in my home. As always, opinions expressed here are my own. 

I am a homebody by nature and for that reason, it's very important that we have a comfy, cozy home. As my husband and I have gotten older we have found that we both enjoy a much earlier bedtime. Getting comfortable in our bed to read or watch some television before falling asleep has become routine for us. Having airy, soft, supple sheets really makes a difference in the quality of rest we get each night.

Perfect Linens Second Skin sheets provide just the type of quality I'm looking for in bed linens. The 400 thread count, sateen woven sheets are made with 100% Egyptian Mercerized Cotton and, as the name suggests, feel super soft. From day one, these sheets have that buttery soft feeling just like sheets that have been softened from being laundered again and again over time. Perfect Linen Second Skin sheets are the result of a natural enzyme process that removes molecules from the cell walls of the cotton, making the fibers easier to bend. What does this mean? It means that the suppleness is permanent and cannot wash out. You can count on having that luxurious softness wash after wash with Perfect Linen Second Skin sheets.

I currently have the Fern Green Second Skin sheet set on my bed. They are so lovely and go very nicely with my comforter and bedroom decor.

Choose from two other patterns -- Double Blue Stripe and Ribbon

Here's a little more about Perfect Linens and what makes them unique?

Why Shop Perfect Linens? What Makes Perfect Linens unique among sheet retailers??

  • We describe all sheets by how they feel , after they're washed!! 
  • We're sheet experts, the only website that specializes in sheets; other retailers sell 500 types of products. With over 30 years experience selling sheets to the biggest retailers, no one knows sheets as we do. 
  • We search the world for the best sheets and test them in a lab for comfort. Using tests and fabric analysis like Nike and NASA, we identify the most comfortable sheets. We are unique with our novel emphasis on objective research. 
  • Sheets change after use so we test after multiple launderings. Shoppers know how they'll feel during their lifetime, saving money and eliminating frustration. 
  • We offer free shipping both ways as a satisfaction guarantee.
  • Instead of searching through hundreds of products and tens of websites, we offer a small curated selection of exceptionally comfortable sheets... the best of the best.

Perfect Linens has generously offered a discount shopping code to my readers. 

This is the perfect time to treat yourself to some luxurious new sheets. If you have any spring weddings or bridal showers coming up, Second Skin sheets would make a wonderful gift.

Simply use code Alas3Lads15 to receive 15% off any order (remember, they have free shipping both ways). They also offer a "45 Day Love It" Guarantee--shoppers can use their sheets for up to 45 days and if they still aren't happy with them, they can return them!

We love our Perfect Linens Second Skin sheets and I think you will too!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Get Double Cash Back With Swagbucks Birthday Bash Savings

I am sharing the following information c/o Swagbucks, where I am a long-time member. This post contains my referral link and I may earn a SB bonus for sharing this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.


Boy do is there great news for all of you Swaggernauts this weekend.

I heard Swagbucks just announced that they are starting to prep for their 8th Birthday Bash.

React accordingly. This is pretty big news. If you weren't a Swaggernaut in years past, you might not remember that Swagbucks goes crazy with earning opportunities on their birthday. This company has been around forever in web-years and every birthday they do something special to celebrate.

Today through Thursday, February 25th you’re invited to celebrate with Double Cash Back or More through their Online Shopping portal!

How do you get invited to the celebration?

Do what you always do? Head to Swagbucks and visit all of your favorite retailer's websites, it’s that simple!

All are invited to enjoy this exclusive Cash Back shopping opportunity :)

You know that gift you’ve had your eyes on?

Buy it!

All of your favorite retailers are offering Double Cash Back including: 10% Back at, 6% Back at Macy's, 8% Back at PetSmart, 10% Back at, 8% Back at Priceline, and many more!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to celebrating!

Happy Birthday to Swagbucks!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Enter to Win $500 Disney Gift Card

Once again, I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you an awesome giveaway! 

Check out the details and enter below. 

Good luck!


Prize: $500 Disney Gift Card (can be used at any Disney park or store)

Co-hosts: Coupons and Freebies Mom // Sunny Sweet Days // Lipgloss & Crayons // Jenns Blah Blah Blog // Yes We Disney // Style On The Side // Peyton's Momma // The Bewitchin' Kitchen // Juggling Act Mama // Casey At // Peanut Butter and Whine // City Of Creative Dreams 

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 2/29 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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#Swagbucks - Earn with Swag Hearts Collector Bills

I am sharing the following information c/o Swagbucks, where I am a long-time member. This post contains my referral link and I may earn a SB bonus for sharing this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.


Sometimes you like somebody so much you just can’t find the words. Some people might think it’s cheesy to use somebody else’s words to convey feelings but wouldn’t that eliminate most of the greeting card industry? We can’t have that can we – especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner!

Not everyone is a fan of Valentine’s Day, some even not so fondly refer to it as Singles Awareness Day! However, there is one thing we can all agree on, we all love those small candy hearts! You know, those little pastel-colored candy hearts whose mouthfeel seems remarkably similar to chalk. It’s not so much about the taste or feel though, it’s all about the memories they trigger and how they make you feel.

Well Swagbucks has cooked up a batch of those candy hearts that are sure to make you feel great. They call them Swag Hearts!

Collect all 5 candy heart-themed Collector Bills and you’ll earn a 20 SB bonus!

For those of you who are wondering what Collector Bills are, I'm here to explain.

How Do I Get Collector Bills? 

It’s simple. Search the web through the Swagbucks Search Engine through Friday, February 12th at 11:59pm PT/Saturday, February 13th 2:59am ET, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector Bill valued at either:

8 SB
14 SB
25 SB
32 SB
39 SB

What happens when I get a Collector Bill? 

When you win a limited edition Collector Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bill” ledger. Collect all 5 bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB bonus!

Is it possible to collect the same Collector Bills multiple times?

Yes, you could collect any of the Collector Bills multiple times by February 12th, and you receive the value of the bill each time. After all, who doesn’t love candy!

Pro Tip: Default your search engine on your browser to Swagbucks to get Collectors Bills and SB every time you google "What time is the Super Bowl?" without even thinking about it.

Not yet a member of Swagbucks? What are you waiting for? I've been using it for years and it's a no-brainer, easy way to earn free gift cards. Click here to check it out.