Brands with a Cause, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

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Our Family's Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

New from I See Me is Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game. Like their personalized books and gifts the images you upload are perfectly placed and look fantastic. I decided to make one for my Brother’s family featuring my nephews, Dad and Mom. How adorable is this?

board game

Each player piece features their name and photo I chose to upload. You can see that one’s that are straight on shots look best but even the one’s I wanted to use like Elliot’s side view is just as fun.

personalized gifts

On the board features the boys names cleverly placed as well as Mom and Dad. The bright colors and easy flow makes it fun even for the 3 year old all the way to 11 year old big brother.

family game gift

Head to the I See Me promotions page and sign up to receive promotions and discounts. Currently you get 25% off site-wide with the code JOLLY until December 5thLetters of LoveI See Me has also partnered with Children’s Cancer Research Fund and every purchase benefits them. Visit as well and send a letter to a child patient spending the Holidays battling cancer.

Brands with a Cause, Food, Recipes

Meatless Monday Recipe – Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad

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What is your Meatless Monday go to dish? Goya challenged me with a creative Meatless Monday recipe and I had to use Goya Coconut Milk and/or Cream of Coconut. This recipe is a hybrid. I make a peanut sauce we all love and then took the contents of a standard broccoli salad and instead of the vinegar and mayo, I used my peanut dressing. Hence, the Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad. It was a hit!

My peanut sauce has a bit of a twist from a standard peanut sauce recipe. I use coconut milk and instead of red pepper flakes I use chili powder. It has a kick! The key thing to note is my peanut sauce recipe makes more than you need for the broccoli salad, so keep the rest in a jar to use for another meal that week!

If you like this recipe, try my other recent Goya recipe HERE!

Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad
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Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad


  • Salad
  • 2 Heads Broccoli (just the florets, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/4 cup of Craisins or raisins
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seed kernels (sliced almonds are good too instead)
  • Peanut sauce
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Goya Coconut Milk
  • 3 tbsp rice vingear
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Wok or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder


  1. Mix all together for the sauce and pour over salad ingredients. You can serve right away or chill and omit the sunflower kernels for right before serving.

Goya has partnered with the Meatless Monday campaign to promote Goya;s “Can Do” initiative. For every can of Goya Coconut Milk purchased in November and December, Goya will donate products to Feeding America. The food will then be distributed to families in need at local food banks across the country. The ‘Can Do’ campaign is part of Goya Gives, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social and environmental causes.  By the end of the year, Goya will donate at least 600,000 pounds of food.

Brands with a Cause, Gift Ideas, Holiday Shopping, Pets

Personalized Pet Gifts from ISeeMe

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Personalized Pet Gifts from ISeeMe

Personalized Pet Gifts from ISeeMe

Have a pet to shop for or perhaps you will be gifting a dog to a loved one? Consider these personalized pet gifts from ISeeMe. Seriously! They are too adorable. The book is so much fun and it is completely customizable. The steps are very simple to get the book the way you’d like it.

Maya pet gift scarf

If My Dog Could Talk

The book, If My Dog Could Talk, is in a gift set that is perfect for handing off as a present. It comes with the personalized bandana. Maya is wearing hers in a size small.

pet gift book

In the story “Maya” (or your dog’s name) is exploring the world alongside humans. It is humorous and has plenty of mischief.

The last piece to the set is a personalized placemat. Maya is using hers under her food bowl.

How to Personalize your Book

You start by choosing from 12 dog styles and 4-5 color options. The dog’s name and family member’s names are written into the story and displayed in the illustrations. Celebrate your pet by adding a special message and photo on the dedication page. You can even make this book for a pet that has passed (with the story written in the past tense).

Know Before You Buy – Promo Code

In November, ISeeMe is partnering with the Humane Society of Missouri with the code HSMO. Use this code to receive 10% off your purchase (of anything, not limited to the Dog book), and they donate a percent of proceeds back to them at the end of the month.

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Brands with a Cause, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Home

Puppy Training with HERO Clean Products

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Puppy Training with HERO Clean Products

Puppy Training with HERO Clean Products 

We have a new puppy that we have been puppy training with HERO Clean Products! She (Maya) is a Whoodle – half soft-coated Wheaten Terrier and half Standard Poodle. She is such a love and also such a puppy. We are now in a world of potty breaks every 2 hours, “no bite!” and kennel training.

How I discovered HERO Clean Products 

Changing subjects a bit, I was in NYC this summer at a blog conference and met so many brands for home and family products. One such booth I spent time at was HERO Clean products. I am a sucker for products that have a clean and refreshing scent. I also need stronger than what I can seem to find at times. We raise boys in this house and when I learned their product with cut odors and sweat smells I wanted to try it for myself especially in my husbands and boys shoes.

I didn’t know then how much potty training with HERO Clean Products would save me during puppy training.

Puppy Training 

She has been doing good for the most part but there was a day we kenneled her and we did stay away a tad too long. When I came back she was laying in her bed on top of urine after piddling in it. So off to the bath she went and off to the laundry room her bed and toys went. I sprayed her bed down first with the HERO Clean Odor Eliminator.

After giving it a spray down I put it in the washer with a HERO Clean Laundry Pac. I wondered if I should use 2 pacs for puppy urine but decided I wanted to see if 1 pac did the job. It tackled the smell like a champ! I had to wash on delicate with cool water then dry it low and not only is there zero urine smell it has a great fresh scent that is better than any detergent I have owned. I keep the pacs and odor spray in the pet drawer now as I reserved it as Maya’s product!

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While her bed was washing I gathered her toys and pt them in a pillow case and got them ready for the next wash load with a HERO pac. I then used the HERO Clean All-Purpose Cleaner to give her kennel a wipe down.

Then I needed a good hand washing and HERO Clean was there for me too with the Dish + Hand Soap that has that same great scent.

Am I satisfied with the Puppy Training with HERO Clean Products? 

I am convinced I would have been only half as successful to have completely rid the urine smell and be left such a great scent on Maya’s bedding had I settled for standard detergents I usually use. I am writing this 3 days later and her bed still has no lingering urine smell. If you are holiday shopping for a puppy or kitten owner – or a family of boys, these products will be a gift worth receiving. HERO Clean was built for the stinky guys with the clean scent THEY like, but tackled puppy like a champ too! HERO Clean is a technologically advanced home cleaning products line specifically formulated and fragranced for guys’ gear and homes.

Brands with a Cause, Healthy Living

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in Business with Zulily Savings

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 Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in Business with Zulily Savings

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in Business with Zulily Savings

October is National Women’s Small Business Month and we are Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in Business with Zulily Savings. Each week (for 4 weeks), Zulily will feature female small business owners and their products with sales events, stories and more. To be a woman in this country is great and we all are able to take our ideas and make them a reality. Everyone has the access and some women take full advantage of that access and bring us amazing products we can use in our lives.

Zulily is a great sales platform for these women and other creators. In one site you have access to unique and quality products. Zulily has been around since 2010 and has supported entrepreneurs with pride ever since. I love browsing the website for unique gift ideas whenever I am stumped on a gift for someone – man, woman or child. I always find great ideas at Zulily thanks to women entrepreneurs who understand what we want and create quality brands.

So, this month, at Zulily, make sure you find their stories on the National Women’s Small Business Month page.


Above is a sneak peek at some of the great women entrepreneurs in business you can find at the Zulily page for this month: Pay them a visit! Then keep checking back to the Zulily page link above to meet more women like these!


Brands with a Cause, Giveaways, Home

Feit Electric Pink Susan G. Komen LED Bulb – Giveaway

Feit Electric Pink Susan G. Komen LED Bulb

Welcome to the Feit Electric Pink Susan G. Komen LED Bulb & Bulb Package Giveaway

Hosted by: Parenting Healthy

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Feit Electric has teamed with Susan G. Komen® for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by featuring the Feit Electric Pink Susan G. Komen LED Bulb. This is the A19/TPK/LED/SGK A19 Clear Glass Pink LED Filament Light Bulb. Also Feit Electric will donate $50,000 to Susan G. Komen regardless of sales.

Details: Enter below if you live in the US and re 18 or older. 1 winner will receive the pink LED Bulb and a package of assorted bulbs from Feit Electric. ARV ~$40. Good luck! Ends 10/05/2017.

*I was not compensated