Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Double your savings when you buy gift cards at Giant Eagle! #GE2xdip

Use gift cards like cash when you shop this holiday, and save even more! Now at Giant Eagle you can double your savings, earning 20¢ fuelperks! for every $50 you spend on gift cards, PLUS extra credit card rewards! Here's how it works:

Fuel Offer: Through 12/17, earn 20¢ fuelperks! for every $50 you spend on ANY gift card! "Variable" gift cards from the participating brands count too, and you can add any amount you want up to $500!
Earn Credit Card Rewards: By using your favorite rewards credit card to purchase gift cards, you can earn points, miles or a percentage back on your purchase. Some credit cards even offer increased rewards for purchases made at

Let's see how you can save $9 when you purchase $100 in participating gift cards:
$6 off fuel: When you buy a $100 gift card you earn $.40/gallon of gas. That’s $6 in savings for a 15 gallon tank!
$3 back: If you earn 3% on grocery purchases through your credit card rewards program.
(Head to the store for full details!)

This could amount to a great deal of savings this holiday season! Every little bit adds up to a sweeter holiday season without going broke.

Buying gift cards t give as gifts and use as cash while I am shopping pretty much equals free gas to get me around! That is awesome and worth the trip to Giant Eagle every time I think of something I need. That seems to be daily!

How do you save money at the holidays? Would you like to win an amazon gift card? Good Luck! Happy Holidays and Happy Savings from Sweet Silly Sara and the participating sponsors!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Making Thanksgiving Tastier Than Ever With Honey Baked Ham

When the topic of Thanksgiving came up in my home, flashbacks of last year overcame me. Suddenly I was transported back in time to a chilly November morning, I rushed around stirring, measuring ingredients, setting timers and chasing a 3 year old out of the kitchen. We had a newborn baby that was fussy on that day. But, I am a Mom! I can handle this! No biggie... right?

Right? Well, I had it under control until I burnt the pies and then caught a strange sound coming from our laundry room. The washer had malfunctioned, smoke and water were pouring out of the machine... This Mama sat down and cried. I cried over the washer needing replaced, I cried over the dinner I was ruining. I cried a great hormonal cry.

This year, I have wised up! I am not even going to try to cook for my crowd, why would I when there is a magical place on Sawmill Road in Columbus, Ohio that is ready to come to my rescue? To Honey Baked Ham I ran!

Honey Baked Ham has the best ham, so moist and delicious it literally falls apart under your fork and melts in your mouth. The turkey breast? Oh my goodness. One word only addicting! Did you know you can also get super easy to serve sides, gravy and pie to complete your meal too?

Now why in the world would anyone want to cook for their family? Honey Baked Ham is more than happy to do the cooking and let you enjoy the smiles, the oohs and ahhs and the moment of family time in general.

My family loved the Green Bean Casserole, My daughter loved the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the pie and the cheesecake sampler we picked up. My son was over the moon for the ham. He is 4 and he is fascinated by Giants... He told me "Mommy, this giant bacon is yummy!!" 

From now until 1/11/15 you can enter to win a $25,000 HoneyBaked Kitchen Makeover when you buy a Ham and Turkey Breast bundle.

Check out this limited time coupon for $7.00 off any Sliced and Glazed Whole Turkey and 4lb Quarter Ham (Or Larger) from HoneyBaked Ham to help you make your holiday dinner easy and delicious! (Offer Valid at Participating Retail Locations: Forestville, Silver Spring, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fields Ertel, Beechmont, Kenwood, Colerain, Florence, Salem, Centerville, Sawmill Road, McNaughten, Louisville, Lexington, Fern Creek, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Superstition, Tucson East, Tucson North, Overland Park, Independence, Barry Road, Norristown, Parma, Willoughby, Rocky River, Strongsville, Maple Heights, Canton, Fairlawn and Chapel Hill.)

HoneyBaked Ham is giving away a $500 Gift Card! You can enter below!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Car Seat Safety Tips

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in San Diego just released findings that 93% of parents leaving the hospital made at least one critical error when installing or using their car seat. While this is a troubling statistic, it’s an issue that can be easily addressed by spreading the word about car seat safety and proper installation.  

Let me tell you a little more about a great car seat from Safety 1st that will help you keep baby safe and comfy. Safety 1st car seats are quite easy to install and use by the way!

Air Protect + combines the advanced protection of the Air Protect® cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around the torso. TOGETHER they provide full body side impact protection.
Retailing for about $170 this rear facing seat can be used up to 35 pounds offering a safe ride for baby well into toddler-hood.

Enjoy these tips from the Experts, and safe travels to you and baby!

Car Seat Safety Tips
By the experts at Safety 1st

Importance of Rear Facing
In March of 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two.  According to a study in the Journal of Injury Preventionchildren under the age of two are 75% less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car crash if they are rear facing. When a child is rear facing their head, neck and spine are better supported and in the event of an accident, crash forces are distributed over the child’s entire body.

Typically the center rear seat is the safest place for a car seat, and never install a car seat in the front seat.  If your car does not have a latch connector for the middle seat, you can use the middle seat belt to properly secure the base.  When installing, make sure the base of the car seat moves no more than an inch from side to side. An easy way to test this is to hold at the belt path.

Car Seat Expiration
Car seats do have an expiration date, it is recommended that car seats be replaced every 5-8 years, or immediately after a crash.  The reason for an expiration date is because plastic can warp and materials can fray, which can make car seats not as effective in the event of a crash.  Additionally car seat technology and state and federal car seat regulations change over time.  Important warning labels may wear out and instruction books may get lost, which can lead to improper use of the car seat.

Safeguard the Car
Childproof the inside of the car and eliminate projectiles.  Anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile – even a child’s toy, or a water bottle. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.
Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Create Lace Nail Art! {Pink and White}

Today’s nail Tutorial is on how to create Lace Looking Nail art! This Nail Design is really good for Beginners to recreate! This Look is really Flirty and perfect for date night!

The items that you need for this nail design are:

- A Base Coat (or Just Use a White Polish ;) It will not allow your nails get become stained!

- Apply your Favorite color Polish to your nail!

- Take a LARGE dotting Tool (You can Use a Bobby Pin if you would like).

- Add a rounded line of dots to the corner of your nail!

- With a small dotting tool apply smaller dots to the curves of each dot.

- Make sure to allow enough time for the design to dry! (Important! Adding the top coat to     soon will mess up the design!

- Seal in your design with your favorite fast drying top coat

Shop the video and get busy designing  flirty pink and white lace nails!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Austin Lloyd : Learning, Fun, Smiles Delivered in a Box

Thanks to the Austin Lloyd Box for inspiring many fun play sessions with Miss Harper with this box of goodies!

My daughter Harper is an 11 month old bundle of action. She is adorable, she is full of spunk, she wants to explore everything. She wants to touch everything and most of all she wants to play. A new toy is exciting to my playful girl. Lucky for her Austin Lloyd sent her a lovely box of fun toys to explore.

She received the 6-12 month box. I loved that they had her name on the box and that it was so nicely assembled. The Austin Lloyd box is perfect for sending as a gift to a special little one in your life.

 Harper got to try out a Manhattan Toy Squeaks Bear Rattle. We liked that the toy is durable wood, adorably designed, and perfect for little hands to shake. We loved that it is colorful and not too loud, but the sound is engaging.

Harper really liked the Forest Angles Rufus Cat stuffed toy. It is eye catching in design, just the right size or a little girls hands, and it makes a fun crinkle sound. If she squeezes it, it makes a wonderful squeak that really gets her excited.

We loved the book. Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden. My 4 year old who can't resist anything his sister is interested in climbed in my lap and held Miss Harper for a cute little Peek-a... fun. Harper was very interested in the colorful illustrations.

The Sevi Racing Lady Bug was Harper's favorite. She always wants to play cars with her brother and he isn't too thrilled with her slobbering on his cars. When she saw she had her own 'car' she was happy to push it around and laugh. When she looked it over she saw it was pretty and that really got her excited. Her brother? He has only tried to snag the Racing Lady Bug a few times a day.

The Brilliant Bear Magnetic Stack Up Activity Toy was my favorite. I liked that it is a good way to build motor skills and work on problem solving skills. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it is magnetic. This makes it so much easier to contain. She has a plastic stacking toy, and the rings are always scattered around. {That makes Mom crazy}.

We loved the variety of toys included in the Austin Lloyd box. Harper had a blast playing with everything.