Monday, October 27, 2014

Big G Monster Cereal in retro packaging at Target! #PlatefullCoOp #RetroMonsterCereal #Paid

I received information and a free prize pack from General Mills through Plateful Co-op. All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.
Halloween is upon us... 

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls may be on the prowl, but Monsters have all the fun! 

When I was a kid, my sister and I would beg my mother to buy General Mills Monster cereal. The boxes were so cute and I love, love, loved the marshmallows. 

A few weeks ago I got these retro-boxes of Monster cereal and it took me way back! I guess I'm dating myself, huh? Yes, Monster cereal has been around for over 40 years (43 to be exact). This cereal is iconic and not just in a throwback kinda way either, this cereal is historical!


Did you know....

Count Chocula was the first chocolate-flavored cereal - eva!
Boo Berry was the first blueberry-flavored cereal - eva!
Franken Berry was the first strawberry-flavored cereal eva!

That's history right there!

If you want to travel back to a time when life was simpler and unplugging was cool (and not optional) you can get Monster cereal in retro packaging (from 1979 & 1980) at Target. And there are cut-out masks on the back of each box, instant Halloween costume! LOL In addition, you can pick up Boo Berry and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-ups and Count Chocula Krispy Treats too!

We decided to make some delicious crispy treats of our own - and they are fabulous (+ sweet)!


It's been fun having a little nostalgia in our kitchen, always nice to be a kid again! 

For more information on General Mills cereals visit Hello, Cereal Lovers on Facebook. And make sure you pick up your Monster cereal at your local Target store!

I received information and a free prize pack from General Mills through Plateful Co-op. All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Connect-2-Joy Diet begins on November 1st - Sign up today!



I have been blogging for several years now, but that's not all I do. I'm pretty sure I've never mentioned it here before... but I am also a Connection Coach.

With the holidays approaching fast, I thought I would give you an opportunity to do something radically different this year! In an effort to minimize the expansion of your waist, while reducing the clutter between your ears, I challenge you to take part in The Connect-2-Joy Diet

The Connect-2-Joy Diet is a 21-day untraditional diet, that consists of daily activities designed to cultivate more joy in your life.

How it works:


  • You will be given a task every day for 21 consecutive days. 
  • I will send out an email each week (Saturdays at 12:00am EST) outlining the tasks for that week. 
  • There will be a private Facebook group so that we can connect with one another, share our joy, and hold each other accountable. 
  • Every time you post a picture of yourself doing the daily activities on Facebook or Instagram using the #Connect2Joy hashtag (You can also send your pics via email if you prefer), you’ll be entered in the weekly prize drawing. Be sure to tag me in your photos so that I can give you proper credit.
  • There will be a prize drawing at the end of weeks 1 & 2 for active participants.  And a special grand prize at the end of the challenge. The more you participate the greater your chances of winning ;-)

The Connect-2-Joy Diet begins on November 1st. Click here to sign up.


I would love it if you shared the challenge with your friendsI’ve even made it easy for you to spread the word!

Twitter:

Don't let the holidays fatten your waist, empty your wallet, and bog down your mind. Join the journey! #Connect2Joy 
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A diet all about joy! It's about reconnecting with you + your life. 21 days - that's only 3 short weeks. #Connect2Joy  (click to tweet)

Facebook:

This diet is all about joy! It's about reconnecting with you + your life. 21 days - that's only three short weeks. You've got the time, so don't make any excuses. It's going to be great fun! And it's absolutely free! #Connect2Joy http://wp.me/P2udKF-IJ
  
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Don't diet after the holidays have fattened your waist, emptied your wallet, and bogged down your mind, why not diet in advance? #Connect2Joy http://wp.me/P2udKF-IJ  
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I do hope that you’ll be joining me ❤︎ 

Feel free to peruse the blog on my website. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mary Lambert - Heart On My Sleeve review!

I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

I ❤︎ Mary Lambert. I love that she is genuinely herself. She's not trying to fit into a box, and she's not afraid to color all over the page either. 

Mary's new album Heart On My Sleeve is fabulous! There are several tracks that I'm really feeling, but they're all great if you ask me.

Track List
  1. Secrets this one is fabulous.. excellent single selection
  2. So far away
  3. Ribcage
  4. Dear One - excellent spoken word piece
  5. When you sleep
  6. Chasing the moon great uptempo track
  7. Jessie's girl - classic remake
  8. Monochromatic love this one
  9. Wounded animal
  10. Sum of our parts



In a time where so many artists sound the same and we've been auto-tuned to death, Mary Lambert is a breath of refreshing oxygen. Her voice is lovely and her lyrics are awesome. I think that she has a bright future ahead of her... and she's creating her own lane! 

Heart On My Sleeve is currently in stores now. Also available on iTunes and Amazon.

See what Mary's up to on her website. You can also follow her around on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nescafe Dolce Gusto review + giveaway #Sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

I don't quite remember when I first fell in love with coffee, but I am smitten. There is nothing like the smell of fresh brewed joe wafting through the air. And the taste... Ah! The taste of coffee is just... well, delicious!

Of course now that we are living in the age of the swanky coffeehouse, I don't brew coffee at home as much as I used to. That is until I received a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine!

The Nescafe Dolce Gusto is a single-serve coffee machine that brews up coffeehouse worthy beverages in less than one minute (yes, it really is that fast). 

What's better than a delicious frothy cup of coffee? Enjoying a delicious frothy cup of coffee in the comfort of my own home, with no muss and no fuss. My mornings are busy enough already, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto takes one more thing off my already filled-to-the-brim morning routine.

The Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine comes in several different styles and colors, to suit your taste and lifestyle. And there are 19 different hot and cold beverage varieties to choose from, that means you can change it up, if diversity is your flavor of choice. 

This is my first venture into the realm of the coffee machine and I'm pretty impressed with how easy (+ quick) it is to make a cup. And since there are so many flavor choices (including decafe and non-coffee options), I can have a hot or cold beverage anytime of the day! 

Look how easy it is to use:




The clean-up is almost non-existent too. No coffee grounds all over the place. No separate milk-frothing pot. Just a coffee pod (or two depending on the beverage), water, cup, and a button to push. Can you say easy?

Because I adore my readers so very much and I want you to have the opportunity to step up your home coffee game too... so I'll be giving away a Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine to one lucky winner!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Nescafe Dolce Gusto is now available at Target.com. Be sure to visit the Nescafe Dolce Gusto website and follow on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

Sprint Fit Live - Fitness at your fingertips! #Sponsored #MC #SprintMom

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf Influence Central for Sprint. I received sample devices to facilitate this review. All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So. 

Since I turned 40, I have totally stepped up my fitness game. I don't know if I've simply become hyperaware of my mortality or if subtle aches of being 40-ish have me on edge... probably both. Either way I exercise more now than I ever have in my adult life. And while I don't think I will ever be the type of person that loves to work out, I am now the kind of person who works out regularly.

When it comes to working out, convenience has to be the most important thing. For me, exercise has to be accessible and easy. And that goes for all tools and equipment too. That's why I think that Sprint Fit Live is so cool.


Sprint Fit Live is not just an app, it's a "complete mobile health and fitness package." And to make the experience even more comprehensive, Sprint has partnered with Samsung, Under Armour, and MapMyFitness to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport!

The Galaxy S5 Sport is not your average cellphone. It allows you to keep track of your workouts, it monitors your heart rate, and tracks your progress. 

MapMyFitness is like a GPS system that tracks your fitness activities like: distance, duration, speed, pace, elevation, calories burned, and the route you traveled. 

A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to participate in a fitness demonstration at a local Sprint store. So I was able to witness and experience Sprint Fit Live and the Galaxy S5 Sport first hand. 



The ability to track your progress on the Samsung Gear Fit was my favorite part. I know how much I "guess" my progress, which means I spend a lot of time giving myself more credit than I deserve for progress that I may or may not have achieved. But these savvy tools eliminate the guess work altogether. 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is exclusive to Sprint. And they're offering some very cool purchase incentives:
  • MapMyFitness - free for one year.
  • Sprint Fit Live - free
  • Spotify Premium - free for 6 or 3 months 
  • Samsung Gear Fit- $50 off
If you've been putting off making exercise a regular part of your life, maybe setting yourself up with tools of success is just what you need! 

Visit your local Sprint store, follow them on Facebook and Twitter too. 
I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf Influence Central for Sprint. I received sample devices to facilitate this review. All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So. 
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