SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: July 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Giveaway Link Up 7/29/16

Have a great weekend everyone!!


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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

National Night Out Comes To Agawam On Tuesday August 2nd!! #AirProtectTour #Safety1st


Air Protect Tour Stops in Agawam for Child Passenger Safety Event and National Night Out

Safety 1st, Allstate Insurance Company, and Safe Kids of Western MA join Agawam Police Department for free car seat inspections, live music, and giveaways

WHAT: Dorel Juvenile, a segment of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), and the world’s largest juvenile products manufacturer announced Safety 1st and Allstate Insurance Company are taking the “On the Road with Air Protect Tour” to Agawam, MA and will join the Agawam police department for National Night Out. Families can participate in an interactive and entertaining community event to help protect the city’s children and enhance the relationship between law enforcement and neighbors.


Event will include:

**Child safety seat checks by Safe Kids Worldwide Western Massachusetts car seat technicians

**A giant inflatable tunnel for attendees to walk through to receive:

     o Information on Safety 1st car seats featuring Air ProtectTM Technology

     o Demos of the latest Safety 1st car seats

     o Photo opportunity for kids on an oversized (8 ft.) car seat

**Safety kits from Allstate

**Information booths and giveaways

**Demonstration by the Agawam Fire Department with the Jaws of Life and a K-9 demonstration

**Live music by Corey & The Knightsmen

**Balloon sculpting

Safety 1st and Allstate Insurance Company are also encouraging parents to bring unwanted, expired or damaged car seats to be properly recycled by Dorel Juvenile’s manufacturing plant. A special Safety 1 gift will be given to those who bring in old seats.


WHY: To spread the word about child passenger safety.

**73% of car seats are not used or installed correctly, yet correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of injury or death by 71%. (Safe Kids)

**Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Car Seat Check: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

National Night Out: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


WHERE: School Street Park

Car Seat Check Station

511 School Street

Agawam, MA 01001




About Allstate Insurance Company

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate® home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2015, The All-state Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $36 million to support local communities. All-state employees and agency owners donated 250,000 hours of service across the country.

About National Night Out

National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Agawam Mayor’s Office and the Agawam Police Department, will involve over 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38.3 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participate in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.



Company Backgrounder: Over 30 years ago, our little yellow BABY ON BOARD® sign became a badge of pride for new parents. Soon after, we launched the first true collection of home safety products and established ourselves as the leader in child safety. This role has grown over the years as we continue to introduce new and innovative products to parents, consistently giving you the power to keep your children safe.

Mission:At Safety 1st®, we believe parenting should have fewer worries and more joyful moments.

Objective:To continue to introduce new and innovative products to parents, consistently giving them the power to keep their children safe.

Safety 1st—the name says it all. Safety 1stis the first and only leader in child safety and works to provide parents with innovative parenting solutions. Safety 1stproducts span from child care,tohome safety totravel gear and play toys.Safety 1st aims to establish a safer world for children, by continuing to be leading advocates for safer car seats through better testing and innovative technologies.

Safety 1st is a Dorel Juvenile Brand. Dorel Juvenile is a segment of Dorel Industries, Inc.(TSX:DII.B,DII.A)



About Dorel Juvenile: All over the world, we Care for Precious Life. It is the daily mission of our 7,500 employees across the globe. We Care, so parents can have an enjoyable time with their children. Dorel Juvenile's portfolio features a diversity of brands at various price points and innovative design, supported by excellent distribution channels. Our well-known and strong global brands, Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Bébé Confort, Tiny Love and Baby Art, complemented by regional brands such as Cosco and Infanti, are available in over 100 countries.

Dorel Juvenile is a segment of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A). Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.7 billion and employs 11,200 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide.

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Kubo And The Two Strings Early Screening In Somerville, MA Aug 4th!!




Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)
Voice Cast: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, and Matthew McConaughey 

Would you like to see the movie now before it comes out in theaters??  I am able to give away advanced screening tickets for the premiere Thursday 8/4, 7PM at AMC Assembly Row in Somerville, MA.  

Just click on this link, and reserve your tickets.  Seating is first come, first serve, so try to get there early!!

I hope to see you there!! 

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Chef Boyardee On Rollback @Walmart For Back To School! #SaveOnChef #Ad

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With the back to school season approaching, my family is looking for easy weeknight meal solutions. By spending less time in the kitchen, we can enjoy other after-school activities together. Now through August 29, 2016, each 14.5 to 15 ounce can of Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Walmart for only $0.80! Purchase five cans for $4 in a variety of flavors that include: Mini Ravioli, Beefaroni, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. You can enjoy a week’s worth of quality meals at an affordable price.

Be sure when you stock up on Chef Boyardee at Walmart to look for the Chef Boyardee cans that feature NO artificial flavors, NO preservatives, and NO artificial colors. With quality ingredients since 1924, Chef Boyardee has been a pantry staple for many families.

While shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the Rollback signs for Chef Boyardee in the Canned Food aisle!



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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Save 5% On Iams Products At Target & Get A $10 Gift Card! #IamsDogDeal #Ad

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Give your dog some love! Save 5% with Cartwheel, PLUS get a $10 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 bags of IAMS dry dog food.

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Get Ready For Back To School With Campbell's Products!! #BackToSchool #Ad #CampbellSavings

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My boys do not go back to school until September, but I am already starting to get stuff together.  The school year is hectic enough.  I try to make it as easy as possible!!

With back to school around the corner, it's time to think about quick and easy weeknight meals. Saving money is an important factor, too. Campbell's® has you covered with a variety of savings and easy meal inspiration featuring great products.

For a limited time, save on the following products:

Pace® Picante Sauce: Genuine Southwest flavor. Guaranteed to add a kick to your snacking and cooking. Made with handpicked vegetables.

V8® Fusion® + Energy: Refreshing energy drink powered Natural Green Tea to provide the boost you need to get through your busy day

Campbell’s® Chicken Noodle and other select Campbell’s Soups: Soups that taste great and nourish the entire family. A quick and easy option for mealtime that pleases everyone.

Prego® Italian Sauces: Rooted in Italian American heritage. Homemade tasting. The perfect balance of sweet and savory Italian flavor.

You can also save on these products that make back to school a little easier!

Campbell's® Ready Meals
SpaghettiOs®
V8® Splash®



Click here for great savings on your back-to-school meals!


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Friday Giveaway Link Up 7/22/16

Have a great weekend everyone!!


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Friday, July 15, 2016

I See Me Personalized Books Review

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes**



Kids love being the stars of their very own stories, so just imagine their delight when they discover that their new storybook has a very familiar hero. Personalized storybooks from I See Me! make children feel special while encouraging important skills such as reading, letter recognition, and learning to spell their own names.

Beautifully illustrated and professionally bound, customized books from I See Me! take quality and personalization to the next level. Animals might bring letters one by one to spell out your child’s name. Fairies might bring the letters of your child’s name and then crown her as their fairy princess. The hero might have the same hair color and skin tone as your child, or a photograph of your child’s face might be playfully incorporated into the illustrations.

Storybooks from I See Me! can help children develop basic reading skills, teach them to recognize their own name in print and lay the groundwork for writing their own names. These entertaining books also build self-esteem by celebrating the uniqueness of each child.

Even though my boys are getting older, I am able to keep them young at heart with certain things.  They still love to sit down and read with Daddy, and they love to color with Mommy!!

I See Me offers personalized coloring books, reading books, and stickers.  They are perfect for us, and each boy was sent a set to explore.

Doug was sent the 1-2-3 Blast Off With Me Personalized Book, Coloring Book, and Stickers.


I love how each page is personalized with Doug's name in both the book and coloring book!!



Ben was sent the My Farm Friends Personalized Book, Coloring Book and Stickers.





Both boys love that their names and photo appear a lot.  It makes the books more magical!!

Besides the books, stickers, and coloring books, I See Me also offers personalized Lunch Boxes, Puzzles and Placemats.

All of the items would make perfect birthday gifts, or even baby shower gifts!!


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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Setton Farms Pistachio Berry Blend Review

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**




Pistachio Berry Blend-

Available in 5oz resealable bags, this delicious blend takes our family’s best tasting premium quality California pistachios and combines them with tart cherries and cranberries, fresh roasted almonds, cashews, and creamy white chips for a decadent combination sure to please.

Available in major grocery store chains across the country such as Price Chopper, Market Basket, King Kullen, Schnucks, Hy-Vee and other independent retailers. They are also available online at puritan.com.



I am a snacker.  I don't like big meals, so I eat small things throughout the day.  Pistachios are a big treat for me.  I just hate having to un-shell them.  When Ben is home I make him do it!!

Luckily for me, Puritans Pride offers Setton Farms Pistachio Berry Blend.  This is a delicious snack blend full of pistachios, cashews, cranberries, cherries, almonds and white chips to add some sweetness.  This mix is perfect when you are craving either salty or sweet, or even both!!



You can purchase the Pistachio Berry Blend online at Puritans Prides website.  Right now they are on sale buy one bag get one free!!  Stock up now!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Kohl's Cares Helps Children In Many Ways!! #KohlsCares

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To date, Kohl's has raised nearly $300 million through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program. To reinforce the company’s commitment to children’s health, Kohl’s has donated financial support to hospitals across the country. The donations fund hospital outreach programs focused on children’s health initiatives and address the specific issues needed most in each hospital’s community. These tailored programs provide vital resources to families at no cost and include topics such as injury prevention, asthma awareness, dental care, and fitness. A complete list of hospital partners is available online.

The pieces in the collection are priced at just $5 each, with 100 percent of the net profit supporting children’s health initiatives nationwide.

I love companies that give back, and Kohl's is one of my favorites!!  When ever the boys and I go shopping at Kohl's, our first stop is the care rack.  Both boys are allowed to pick out a new item to add to our collection.  I also purchase at least two when I shop online!!

Kohl's is right now offering their summer collection.


Penguin on Vacation book, Penguin's Big Adventure book and penguin soft toy
Board Book Set and clownfish soft toy
Found book and bear soft toy
Stormy Night book and dinosaur soft toy

Sorry photo bombing puppy not included!!

The line of stuffed animals and books changes often, so make sure you get the ones you like the most right away!!  

Each book and stuffed animal would make a great gift for new mothers, or for baby shower gifts to mothers to be!!  I have gotten a bunch for my Sister who is expecting baby #1 next month.


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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Pirates Booty And Finding Dory Join Up In Specialty Marked Bags!! #FindingDory

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Pirate’s Booty has teamed up with Disney’s Finding Dory. To celebrate the premiere of the movie, Pirate’s Booty is releasing limited-edition, Finding Dory themed packaging, featuring the movie characters. Dory, Nemo and their new friend—Hank the Octopus—will join Pirate and his first mate, Crunchy the Parrot, to bring adventurous snacking to kids of all ages, say company officials. The limited-edition packaging comes in a variety of sizes, including 7-ounces, 10-ounces and a 12-pack of half-ounce bags of Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar.

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar is a baked snack made from puffed rice and corn and blended with real aged white cheddar cheese. The snack is made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and is gluten-free. The limited-edition Finding Dory packaging is available now for purchase at select retailers nationwide and through the Pirate’s Booty website.

Hurry and get yours now.  These are limited!!


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Life Is Good® Celebrates Heroes of Optimism #GROWtheGood



Life is Good® Celebrates Heroes of Optimism

Nationwide campaign spreads the power of optimism by honoring everyday heroes; every story shared provides $1 to support childcare professionals

Boston, MA (June 3, 2016) – Positive lifestyle brand Life is Good® announced today the launch of its Heroes of Optimism campaign to celebrate optimists who have inspired others and made a difference in their world. Every story shared will help raise funds to support childcare professionals working with the highest needs children nationwide. Stories will be collected and shared at lifeisgood.com and across social channels to #GROWtheGood.

Now through August 3rd, 2016, fans can share their Hero of Optimism story at www.lifeisgood.com/heroes, on Instagram using #GROWtheGood or via email at goodstories@lifeisgood.com. For every entry received, Life is Good will donate $1 to support childcare professionals who are everyday Heroes of Optimism for kids in need. [1]

Life is Good was co-founded over 20 years ago by brothers Bert and John Jacobs, who were inspired by their mom, the first powerful optimist in their lives.  While the brothers struggled during the early years selling t-shirts from their van, they were motivated by the inspiring letters they received from people fighting to overcome life’s biggest challenges with the power of optimism. 

“For over two decades, we have been receiving passionate letters from people touched by the brand during their most challenging times,” said Life is Good co-founder Bert Jacobs. “We recently started sharing these stories with our community and were moved by the impact they had on people’s lives. That’s why today we are launching a platform where anyone can share stories of optimism and inspire others to focus on the good.”

As part of Life is Good’s expedition to uncover the great stories of optimism everywhere, they will be visiting iconic American destinations.  Along the way the team will connect with partners including Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation, which recently launched the most recent version of its Born Brave Survey, CorePower Yoga Boston, Watermark Conferences for Women, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, ALEX AND ANI, MyGym and several others. To follow the journey, connect with Life is Good on Facebook, @lifeisgoodco on Instagram, and @lifeisgood on Twitter.

For more information visit: www.lifeisgood.com/heroes

ABOUT THE LIFE IS GOOD COMPANY
The Life is Good Company is a $100 million lifestyle brand dedicated to spreading the power of optimism.  The company donates 10 percent of its annual net profits to help kids in need.  To date, the company has donated over $11 million, principally through Life is Goodproducts, events and community fundraising efforts. Life is Good® is a registered trademark of The Life is Good Company. Please visit lifeisgood.com for more details and follow Life is Good on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
ABOUT LIFE IS GOOD KIDS FOUNDATION
The Life is Good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) that partners with organizations serving the most vulnerable children to improve the quality of their care.  The Foundation's Playmaker program partners with schools, hospitals, camps, and a variety of social service agencies to give childcare professionals the resources they need to make a positive, life-changing impact at a pivotal time in a child's development. For more information, please visit:



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Friday Giveaway Link Up 7/15/16

Have a great weekend everyone!!


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Monday, July 11, 2016

Amazon's Prime Day Is Tomorrow!!


I hope you are ready to save!!  Prime Day is tomorrow July 12th!!  Check out all the deals by visiting the Prime Day Page!! 



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Friday, July 8, 2016

Finlandia Products Make Holidays More Fun!! #finlandiabutter @finlandiacheese

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**

Finlandia Cheese Inc. was founded in the 1950’s as the demand for full flavored, quality cheeses began to grow in America. The rich, robust cheese quickly became a favorite in the finest New York deli’s and then expanded into supermarkets, delis, cheese shops and restaurants throughout the Northeast.

Today, Finlandia is one of the most highly regarded cheese brands in the United States known for superior taste and quality. While best known for traditional Swiss cheese, Finlandia’s full line of delicious premium cheeses is now available in twelve flavorful varieties and can be found throughout the country. Finlandia cheese is most popular on sandwiches and as a snack, however, home cooks and chefs use Finlandia cheese within their finest recipes for its robust flavors.

Through the years, Finlandia Cheese has made an uncommon commitment to pure wholesome ingredients and superb European craftsmanship that has earned the company countless international awards for cheese-making excellence.

Every holiday I try to make different foods.  I love traditions and some things I will never change (i.e. Turkey on Thanksgiving,) but I need variety too!!

This year for the 4th Of July, we had pulled pork instead of hamburgers and hot dogs, and instead of watermelon for dessert, I made Rice Krispies treats using Finlandia Butter!!


I took on the painstaking job of separating the three colors from the cereal box, but it looks nice doesn't it!!  

The Finlandia Butter made the marshmallow melt perfectly and taste extra creamy!!  I also used some of the butter to coat the pan before I poured the treats in, and nothing stuck to the pan!!



Imported Butter
Chosen by the most discriminating French chefs to create their famous baked goods and croissants, Finlandia Imported Butter is the ultimate butter for baking, cooking and especially, eating.

Made from pure fresh milk from Finnish family-owned farms
Kosher for Passover
Delicious and Creamy
Nothing artificial
No added hormones*

Of course Finlandia is not just good at butter, they have a great line of cheeses as well!!  Swiss, American, Cheddar, Pepper Jack just to name a few!!  You can check out the whole line of cheeses by visiting their site!!  You can also keep up on the latest with Finlandia by visiting them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!!



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Friday Giveaway Link Up 7/8/16

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

$100 Amazon Gift Card ~~Giveaway~~


Yes, it's only July, but I am already thinking about Christmas!!  Enter below to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and you can save it for the holidays!!  Plan now, and Christmas shopping will go much easier!!

Don't forget that July 12th is Prime Day on Amazon, and you can save a ton on items for Christmas now!!



"Prime Day returns July 12, and the deals are everywhere--it's our biggest event ever! In addition to everything coming up on the 12th, every day this week we're counting down with new daily deals exclusively for Prime members. Check out today's picks in Summer Entertainment, and be sure to use the Amazon shopping app to get notified of upcoming deals."



Enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Giveaway Link Up 7/1/16

Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy 4th of July!!!


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