Go For Hours This Valentines Day with MyCharge

Everyone will be out and about celebrating Valentines Day, but no one wants to be out and have their phone completely die on them. You don’t want to lose the chance to take those extra special pictures or check in on the kids. Thats why a portable charger like the MyCharge is the perfect gift for Valentines Day.

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The newly redesigned myCharge HubPlus 6700mAh portable charger is the quintessential powerbank. With an integrated Apple® Lightning™ cable and an integrated micro-USB cable and the newly added USB port, staying charged on the go has never been easier. Carrying cables is a thing of the past, not only are the cables built in for effortless charging but wall prongs are built-in for effortless recharging. Boasting a 30% reduction in size, the HubPlus is more compact and portable than ever before.

I went to San Fransisco this past weekend and am constantly taking pictures or getting calls, my phone went dead fast. The MyCharge HubPlus was a life saver and kept me charged throughout the day. It’s compact and easy to carry, was able to just slip in my back pocket when not in use.
I love that it comes with 2 different charging cables for phones. One that fits my apple phones and tablets and one that can fit my kids Tracfones.

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You can get the MyCharge HubPlus for $79.99 and save 20% off your order using code XOXO

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received, a product was provided for review all opinion are 100% my own.

Easy Tips For The Perfect Candy Buffet

Candy buffets are very popular for all kinds of events. From the neighborhood BBQ to the kids birthday party, to the elaborate and chic wedding, candy buffets are perfect. But, do not believe that you can just set up a table, throw out a few bowls of candy, and have a big ticket hit. That is far from true. A beautiful candy buffet takes planning and a bit of “know-how”. We have some tips to help you create the candy buffet for your event that will be a major success.

Theme

The theme of your candy buffet compliments the event. If the theme is summer, then you will use summer colors, props, and backdrops that fit in with summer. Since most buffets have a theme based on the reason for the celebration, you will carry that theme through the buffet. If the candy buffet is for a baby shower, use baby shower colors and props. If the theme is for a wedding, use the wedding colors. If the candy buffet does not have a theme upon creation, consider using a color wheel to choose your colors. You need three colors that are monochromatic (three tints of the same color) or two monochromatic and one contrasting color which you will find opposite the primary color you chose on the color wheel. ,

Table, shapes, and backdrop

To set up a candy buffet, you need a table 6’ – 8’ long. Your centerpiece will be in the center toward the back. The centerpiece should be tall enough to form the tip of a triangle. The centerpiece can be candy or a theme decoration or a combination of each. The candy displays on the side will form the sides of a triangle changing height progressively, and the front of the table with shallow trays, gift bags, and decorations. The idea of the triangle continues with an interesting backdrop which draws the eye up. The backdrop can be anything from a paper covered board with decorations, to strings of lights, ribbons, and balloons.

Candy

The most important part of a candy buffet is the candy. You will need candy that is bought in bulk, as well as special candy and various designer candies. Your candy must stay in the color family of the theme. A great place to find all the candy and candy buffet accessories you need is Sweet Services. Choose tall jars for suckers, lollipops, rock candy sticks, candy straws, and other long candy treats. The center of the table is for medium size jars and this is the perfect place for bulk candy. Bulk candy can be mixed, layered, or individuals. The front of the table is for trays of special candy or the “One per person” candy. This is also where you will stage your take-home treat bags. You can expect to use 8 ounces of candy for each guest.

Containers

Use your imagination. While almost any dish can be a candy container, you want jars where the scoops or tongs fit easily and that will not tip over easily. Ideally, your containers will be clear for visual impact. Candy buffets are very popular so ask your friends for any containers they may loan you. Also, look for unique dishes at thrift stores and garage sales.

Something for everyone

Include a few selections that are allergy safe, sugar-free, kosher, and gluten-free. Mark them as such so that everyone can experience your candy buffet without fear. There is nothing worse than having to deny yourself because of health issues. Sweet Service has a complete line of candy this will take care of all of these issues.

**This is a compensated post.

Joy For All Companion Pets Are For All Ages

This post was sponsored by Hasbro’s Joy For All brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Hasbro’s new Joy For All Companion pets come as a beautiful orange tabby cat and a golden retriever pup. They are so soft and cuddly buy image real animals. They move, make sounds, and feel like a real pet.

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As I am getting older and my kids get older, life gets a bit lonely. I have always wanted to add a pet to our brood but costs and space have limited us. It makes me feel even worse for my grandmother who is survived by both her brothers and Husbands. She is all alone just needs some company. I make sure to call her everyday that I can.

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JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones. With realistic fur and pet-like sounds – and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar pet-like actions – Companion Pets deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspire smiles, laughter and fond memories for people of all ages.

My grandmother loved cuddling with the cat and hearing it purr, it brought joy to her eyes to finally feel like she had a small companion in her life. Even my younger kids live the companion pets, says it feels like they have a actual animal to love in the house. The kitten was so much fun she actually purrs and rolls over to lick her paw. My grandmother was just in awe over it.

The Joy For All Companion Pets are perfect for elder family members or of course anyone.

This is a great gift for the grandparents during the holiday season.

Head over to their website to purchase your very own JOY FOR ALL COMPANION PET today and use JOY2016 for 10% off your purchase!

Sharing The Christmas Classics with my kids

I remember growing up and loving to watch Christmas movies, like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. They were my favorites. Now that I have kids of my own, they are bringing back Christmas Classics to dvd for a whole new generation to share.

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I got to share these incredible Christmas Classics with my kids and enjoy them all over again.

The Christmas Classics DVD includes:
Frosty The Snowman
Santa Claus Is Comin To Town
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

Disc 2:
The Little Drummer Boy
Cricket On The Hearth
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
Frosty Returns

Special Features include:

Be A Artist and create- Learn how to draw your favorite characters
Santa Special Delivery- Enjoy Jolly notes about Santa
Rudolph Unwrapped-Unwrap boxes to find facts about Rudolph and his friends.
Magical Melody and Kringle Jingle-Sing along to some of your favorite songs
Frosty Snowflake Surprises- Magical Snowflakes reveal facts about Frosty
Sam The snowman’s Sing-Alongs- Sing Along to Holly Jolly and Rudolph

We loved watching these classics together and the look on their faces getting to see the movies was priceless. Their favorite was of course Rudolph and we got to celebrate with a new Blanket to match the movie as well as other fun stuff.

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Have you seen the new Christmas Classics on DVD? Let me know what you think.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received. Product was provided for being part of the Fox Home Insiders Network. All opinions are 100% my own.

Just Dance 2017 is Perfect For Family Time

It’s the holiday season and that means family time. My kids love their electronics and phones so I have to find something that we can share but will keep them entertained. Every year we play the Just Dance games together and have a blast. Just Dance 2017 was just released last month and we can’t get enough of it.

The game features all the newest and hottest songs of the year plus some old favorites like Hips Don’t Lie.

Some of my favorite tracks are:

Fifth Harmony FT.Kid Ink Worth It
DNCE Cake By The Ocean
Silento Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
Justin Beiber Sorry

You can play together with up to 4 players. The game is so much fun, but a little hard to get the dance moves the first time around. I have been having challenges with my kids, and I always lose. LOL!
Just Dance 2017 is also a great way to stay in shape, I have been playing daily while the kids are in school to help keep my energy up and stay in shape.

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You can get Just Dance 2017 at retailers nationwide now.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Product was provided for being a UbiStar ambassador. All opinions are 100% my own.

Update:

No Time Mommy is starting to come back together.

I have been through a lot the last couple months and neglected No Time Mommy. But I am starting to get back into the grind right before the Holiday Season. I would love to get back up and running and posts as much as I use too.

Butterball Turkey Giveaway For Thanksgiving Closed

This will be a quick Giveaway as Thanksgiving is almost here. Butterball has offered 2 gift Checks to purchase a Turkey as well as supplies needed.

Butterball always has the best selections of Turkeys for the holiday season. You can even choose a fully cooked frozen turkey to make things easier.

Butterball.com has tons of tips and ideas to make your dinner better than ever. They have videos to help you choose the right turkey, stuff it, spice it up, thaw it and more.

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Enter to win a Butterball Turkey Check for up to $20 towards your holiday meal.

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Contest will end 11/15 at 10 am to ensure it’s delivered by the Holiday.

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