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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Spend Valentine's Day in Branson

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.

Another holiday is just around the corner. Valentine's Day! You need to start thinking about how you want to celebrate.

Branson, MO is a place I went to as a child. There are lots of fun things to do there! I would love to take Hubby back. February is the perfect month to visit Branson with your loved one. Why? Because the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing is hosting the ultimate "do not disturb" getaway!

For the whole month of February, the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel has a wonderful romance package to help set the mood and show your hubby how much he means to you.

During your stay, you'll enjoy...

~ Early check-in and pre-registration upon request

~ In-room sparkling wine or cider (ooh la la!)

~ Access to the health club, pool and whirlpool spa

~ Breakfast for two in your room!

~ Late check-out available upon request (you might need it!)

There is also a special Valentine's Dinner Menu with lots of yummy food! There is a sneak preview here of what will be on it ~

How do you and your loved one spend Valentine's Day? What are you big plans for this year?










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Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Waste

I found these statistics from Tina at My Baby's Green who posted them on her Facebook page.

According to the Medical University of South Carolina, waste output increases by at least 25% during the holiday season.

I totally believe that! We have already taken an extra trip to the Recycle Center with all the boxes and filling paper from all the online ordering I've done. And I had an armload of styrofoam and plastic wrap that I had to throw away last night. And it's not even Christmas yet!

Here are a few tips to lessen your load:

Put less packaging on your gifts. Many suggest re-using wrapping paper, but we know this is not always so easy to do, better yet use gift bags instead as these are easy to save and use for many years.

OR...Make your own wrapping paper. Use children's artwork, stylish magazine ads, or comics from the newspaper. (If every family wrapped just 3 gifts this way, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. -Sierra Club)

When throwing a party, don't use plastic utensils, paper plates or napkins.

Use do-it-yourself holiday decor, like berries and pine combs.

Recycle and craft with used wine and drink bottles.

Buy recycled or tree-free cards, made from materials like hemp.

Courtesy of Charlotte, NC

We are going plain this year with no bows and ribbons. But next year I want to come up with some eco-friendly decorations to make the present wrapping fun!

Edited to Add: Here are some FUN Green Gift Wrapping Tips HERE - Thanks Monica! These are great!

Amber from Life Love Green Blog MAKES her own cloth bags as wrapping! See HERE! They are awesome!

Tell me what you are doing to help with Holiday Waste!

Visit My Baby's Green too! ~ Tina has a great eco-friendly store AND blog. She gives away great items too! Right now there is a giveaway up for THREE Winners to win FIVE Diapers!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tassimo BrewBot Coffee Expresso Latte Giveaway

Would you believe me if I told you we've never owned a coffee maker? I do like my coffee though, the flavored kind. Or give me a cappuccino or latte any day. So I am excited to tell you that my very first coffee maker is rreeeaalllyy cooooool. The Tassimo BrewBot!

We've all the seen the commercials.

We first saw this commercial a few weeks ago. I didn't even know machines like this existed. I turned to Hubby and say 'Wow that is really neat. We need one." And do you know what he says back? 'Babe, you know it doesn't really turn into a robot right?' :)

Tassimo just sent me my BrewBot yesterday and is anxious to get it out for the holidays so we only got to use it last night so were aren't experts yet but I'm thrilled to tell  you that the first cup of coffee we made was a Starbucks Cappuccino! And it was YUMMY!!

I went out to Target today (and they carry them at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowes, etc) and got myself Starbucks Latte, flavored syrup to add to my drink, and hot chocolate for the kids! So excited to make more!

I will admit to you one flaw - it is not eco-friendly so I want to tell you Recycle, Recycle, Recycle what you can. Ok, now I feel better.

Here is some info for you about the technology and specs of the BrewBot:

It has T DISC Technology - through patented technology developed and designed by Kraft Foods, the TASSIMO brewer reads the bar code printed on each T DISC to ensure optimal brewing conditions, including the exact water amount and temperature. Because the brewing takes place inside the T DISC, consumers can prepare different drinks, one after another, with no flavor transfer from cup to cup. This ensures first-cup freshness and consistent taste every time.

Drink Varieties - TASSIMO is the only Home Brewing system that gives everyone the drink they want, from coffees and teas to rich cappuccinos and lattes. Even hot chocolate. Tassimo offers more than 40 beverage and flavor varieties to satisfy everyone with 13 distinctive beverage brands including Milka, Gevalia, Maxwell House, Suchard, Mastro Lorenzo, Twining’s®, Kenco, Jacob’s, TAZO®, Nabob, Carte Noire and Seattle’s Best Coffee®. TASSIMO even satisfies your coffee-house coffee cravings with a great variety of Starbucks brands – including Cappuccino Primo and Latte Primo.

● Makes coffee, tea, cappuccino, latte, crema, espresso and hot cocoa
● Makes drinks in about 1 minute

● Includes an exclusive flow–through water heater for faster, quieter brewing

● Space saving design ideal for apartments, dorm rooms and countertops

● Smart bar code technology allows the brewer to adjust each beverage with the proper temperature pressure and amount of water

● Weight: 7.08 lbs. Length: 11.0 "; Width: 7.9 "; Depth: 11.8 "

● 1.5 Liter water tank

● Retail Value: $129.99

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase a Tassimo T20 Brewbot online here: and save $25 and get 2 free T DISCS!

Are you ready to WIN a Tassimo T20 BrewBot of your own?
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Tassimo sent me a BrewBot for this review but I was not compensated in any way for the post and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on December 21, 2010 at 10:00pm EST. Winner will be drawn via Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and you must be 18 years of age or older.