Friday, August 15, 2014

5-hour Energy “Yummification” Contest

One of the problems facing most Americans today: chronic tiredness. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, people are busier than ever. That means less time for sleeping, which leads to slow, sluggish days and tired nights. Problem is, for years, the only way to combat this was with coffee, which many people do not like to drink. Plus, after drinking the coffee, you get a sudden boost of energy, followed by a crash that leaves you more tired than before.
Then along comes 5-hour Energy. I tried these myself when I was driving my family to Omaha (a 1,000 mile trip). If I began getting tired, just to get that extra few miles (read: 100 or so), I would take one of these things and be set. They gave me the boost of energy to keep going, and then comes down gradually, so it just feels like getting tired after a long day, not a large crash.
Problem is, the flavors themselves can be quite strong (personally, I only like the grape flavor straight). But, recently, I discovered the joy of mixing a single 5-hour Energy with any favorite drink. For example, I added Lemon Lime flavor 5-hour Energy to a can of caffeine free cola, and boom! Suddenly, I’m drinking Lemony Zest, a lemon lime flavored, caffeine free cola, and I was able to go on about my day, energized and alert. 5 hour energy is hosting a contest and it was a lot of fun trying out some yummy mixes.
I’ve also tried mixing orange 5-hour Energy with a refreshing glass of iced tea. The result, an orange tea explosion that I’d like to call Orangerific Sweet Tea. It was delicious, and again, gave me energy to spare.
I will be trying other mixtures to see what tastes good. This is a great way to get a burst of energy without resorting to energy drinks, or drinking this straight, if you don’t like the taste. 5-hour Energy will really be a great assist to me in my busy life of working, cooking, and caring for 3 children.
I submitted my “Yummification” video in the contest and here is how you can too!

Information about 5-hour ENERGY® shots:
· 5-hour ENERGY® shots are dietary supplements that provide hours of energy and alertness
· Contain a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients
· Helps people feel alert and energized for hours
· Zero sugar, zero carbs, zero herbal stimulants and 4 calories!
· Caffeine in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot is comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee
· May consume up to 2 bottles of 5-hour ENERGY®, spaced several hours apart. For moderate energy, drink ½ bottle of 5-hour ENERGY®
5-hour ENERGY® is not an energy drink or intended to be mixed with alcohol. It is not intended for children, women who are pregnant or nursing, or people with medical conditions. It does not increase physical performance, dexterity, or endurance and does not treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Do not drink more than two per day, do not drink more than one at a time.
Information about the “Yummification” Contest:
  • The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® announced the launch of the “Yummification” video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage.  The contest will be judged on the creativity of the video and the taste of the creation
· Drink creations must follow the approved/non-approved ingredients guidelines (i.e. no caffeinated beverages or alcohol)
· To enter the contest, visit and follow the instructions to complete the entry form; “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!)
· One grand prize winner will receive $50,000, and the following prizes will also be awarded:
o Second Prize (1): Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000)
o Third Prize (1): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000)
o Fourth Prizes (10): One Thousand Dollars ($1,000)
  • Entries must be received by August 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible.  No purchase necessary.  US residents only.  18 years and up 
  • To enter, visit and follow the instructions to complete the entry form or “Like” the 5-hour ENERGY® page on Facebook at and follow the instructions to click the contest tab
· For official rules, visit

"The product, gift card, and giveaway were all provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY"

Sunday, August 10, 2014

First Things First Family Prize Pack

Summer is all about family and spending quality time with the ones you love. And the more skills you develop the more time you invest in your family and your relationships. First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families
Below is one movie I found from FF that spoke to me and I wanted to share my thoughts about it with you.

Date Your Spouse:

With 3 young children at home the idea of getting out of the house with out a pint sized tagalong, or 3, is about as possible as seeing a UFO. Robert and I are coming up on our 8th year anniversary and I tend to laugh abut our ideas of how we would spend a weekend away at least once a month just to reconnect. Oh to be young and unaware again Smile. It was a fabulous dream full of great intentions, but it became just that, a dream. Finding a reliable babysitter you can trust is about as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. I’m sure those of you with children can relate. BUT the idea of dating your spouse isn't something we have just tosses away either. Its just a bit more complicated with children in the mix. *I couldn’t help but notice they overlooked the parent aspect of dating in the video. So we don’t spend weekends away with each other, although I still hold out hope that maybe it will happen for our anniversary, but we still find ways to ‘Date’. Sometimes its as simple as putting the kids to bed 30 minutes earlier and watching a movie with each other. We try to go to plays together or steal a night out when a babysitter falls in our laps. We find ways to keep the spark from our dating days alive today.
Want to win this great prize pack? Tell me below your thoughts about the video I choose or try the links below and find one that speaks you your current situation.

Never heard of First Things First? here is more about them -
First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
FTF is a resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals.
FTF accomplishes it mission through meaningful media messaging and skill building classes.
Did you know:
• 24 million children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.
• Only 30% of divorces are due to infidelity, addiction or abuse, 70% of divorces are due to couples feeling disconnected.
• Couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another.
• Fathers provide unique benefits to their daughters through their active and positive presence from the time of birth all the way through adulthood.
Here are the other series highlighted on their site right now in addition to the one above:
Save Your Marriage-
Lost in Translation-
Daddy/Daughter Relationships-
Dad's Way-

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) First Things First Moon Pie Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

I was supplied this above information and videos by partnershub.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Think Pink

Did you know that Monday, June 23rd is National Pink Day? I didn’t!

It’s a day dedicated to feeling feminine, beautiful and confident! So why not use a product that does just that? Soft & Dri allows women to let their confidence and beauty shine through by protecting them from wetness and odor all day, every day. Whether you choose our Dri Gel, Aerosol, Clinical Protection, or Aluminum Free deodorant, Soft & Dri is gentle on skin, goes on clear without any residue and won’t break the bank with prices ranging from $3.99 to $5.99. So, think pink and celebrate – with Soft & Dri!

I was given a sample of Soft & Dri and loved it so next time your shopping for deodorant think about going pink and try Soft & Dri.

Aerosol DeodorantAluminum FreeClinicalDri Gel


*I was provided with the post above in exchange for a soft & dri sample.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Orkin Bug Wisdom Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway


About Orkin Bug Wisdom:
When life hands you dung, just roll with it.
At Orkin, we never stop learning. Our new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.
Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!
The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!
Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses
Lets get hands on! Check out the app below and
• Take the “What’s YOUR Spirit Bug?” Quiz and find out which smart, curious creature you are most like!
• Click through all the GIFs and soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!

Stay connected:
Now win! There are only 2 steps - be a follower of Family Treasures (via either GFC or NetworkedBolgs) and Take the quiz. Post your score in the comments section. Its that easy!!

Each household is only eligible to win 1 Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

disclosure: I am working with Orkin LLC, and Orkin LLC supplied these materials to you.