Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall TV Is Back On Your U.S. Cellular Devices, Is It Time To Cut The Cable Cord? #SPONSORED

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moment Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 10+ years.

OK~ The Fall television season is back and it's no secret that many households have cut the cable cord, including this household. For us, it became an issue of how often do we have to wait for the cable company to come and repair "something." I got tired of the waiting and in all honesty, we have not missed it. We have turned to our mobile devices. U.S. Cellular happens to have a very reliable 4G LTE Network that offers a cutting edge device, such as my iPhone 5s.

According to an Experian Marketing Services Report, Americans who no longer subscribe to cable or satellite TV have increased 44 percent in the past four years, which equals 7.6 million households. A recent U.S. Cellular survey also revealed that 79 percent of respondents use a smartphone daily. Of those, 84 percent have cable or satellite TV, but 34 percent have considered dropping it for alternate services. Our digital world continues to change, and once a family embraces a smartphone or tablet, the new doorways to technology are truly endless.

So, are you thinking of cutting the cord to cable? Here's some tips to help you decide if you and your family are ready. In our household, it was a no brainer!

  • Determine what TV shows you watch. If your list is small, Google Play and iTunes sell individual TV episodes for $1.99 to $2.99. Season passes are also available at discounted rates.
  • Hulu Plus and Netflix offer monthly subscriptions that begin at $7.99, and you can watch HD shows on all of your devices including your computer, tablet, or smartphone. How cool is that?
  • Are you already a subscriber to at least one of the above mentioned monthly subscription sites? Then you may be interested in purchasing a streaming media player such as a Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire, which allows you access to thousands of channels, subscription services, convenient ways to rent or buy movies, watch on demand shows and play games.
It's inevitable that your kids will try to log into something you don't approve of. That's where U.S. Cellular's Parent/Child Agreement App comes into play! An investment worth every single penny.

Have you ditched cable or satellite tv? I'd love to hear about your experience! I know. in this house, it's been a positive one. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Udderly Smooth® Mug And Hand Cream Giveaway

OK~ If you have followed me online for sometime you probably know that I am a huge fan of Udderly Smooth® Products! I love the fact that their products are made in the United States, and they are even a Mid-West based company. I recently received a nice package from the good folks over at Udderly Smooth® and am giving each of you the opportunity to call this fun mug and hand cream all yours! I purchased the hand cream at my local Hy-Vee store and thought it would be a nice addition to the fun mug that I had received.

A little history behind Udderly Smooth®, they are family owned and operated. You will also find it interesting that Udderly Smooth® was originally invented in Ohio to use on dairy cows under harsh conditions. With several different products available in the market place, it's fair to say that Udderly Smooth® can meet your needs! From folks with diabetes issues to folks struggling with the side effects of chemotherapy, you will find a cream from Udderly Smooth® to help your skin heal.

A few months ago our local Social Media Breakfast Club put together a little video and I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you!

It's TRUE- A "Hands Down Winner!"

So, here's your opportunity to win a fun Udderly Smooth® Mug and a tube of amazing hand cream! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below and you could find your hands a little smoother in the near future!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck! Stay tuned... I love Udderly Smooth® products and can't wait to share more with all of you. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Social Media Event and A Broken Tooth Make For a Chaotic Schedule

OK~  I had a busy week on tap, so I had planned. It's quite obvious that I had not planned well enough. On Monday I traveled to the Minneapolis airport, which is only a two hour drive, to pick up our guest speaker for our social media event in Mason City, Iowa. Melody Jones of Parker, Colorado had agreed to come to speak and we were elated!

The road trip to the airport and back was a breeze. Melody got settled in at the Historic Park Inn Hotel and I was off wrapping up last minute things for the event. The next day arrived and our event happened! Several folks from North Iowa attended and were re-energized in their social media efforts. It was when Melody took the stage that I decided to take a bite out of a cookie. As I was chewing, I thought to myself, "Since when did bakeries put rocks in cookies?" It was at that moment that I knew I had lost part of a tooth. Oh yeah, my day was now so much fun!

And due to the fact that our insurance had all changed June 1st, I had no clue who our new dentist was. I knew that our new plan was accepted in an office that I had never heard of. I called them and they, of course, could not get me in until Friday afternoon. Well, hello? I need to be in Sandusky, Ohio, at Bloggy Conference on Friday evening, so that means a NO GO! They then inform me that they can get me into another office, which is 90 miles SE of where I live. I took the appointment.

So, remember all that planning I had told you about? I did plan my day out well, just not as planned. I took Melody back to the Minneapolis Airport- round trip travel time of 4 hours. I then continued to the town 90 miles SE of where I live- tack on another 1 1/2 hours. Oh yeah, my day just got better!

I then saw the dentist who informed me that the people that scheduled my appointment did not leave time for repair work to be done to my teeth. HELLO? That's why I called the office. I explained that I had an emergency with my tooth and needed to be seen asap. The dentist apologized for the lack of knowledge of the appointment scheduler, so I get to go back to the dentist tomorrow. Yep, another 3 hours in the car- so, I will have added an extra 12 hours of into my week of dealing with a broken tooth. I was told to arrive at 3:10 p.m. today- I arrived at 3:12 p..m. (not bad for coming straight from Minneapolis) and called back at 4:00 p.m. I think if I would have been seen at my scheduled appointment time my tooth could have been repaired today.

Local seems to mean 90 miles to our new insurance company- I still can't grasp the fact that a CVS store that is 90 miles away is local. Oh well, that's a whole other saga! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Friday, September 12, 2014

$250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Hipoglos Amazon $250 Gift Card Event
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hipoglos For more than 60 (sixty) years, babies in Latin America have enjoyed the delight of this premium diaper rash cream, Hipoglos. Trusted by millions, Hipoglos is one of the most amazing diaper rash ointments available! Hipoglos helps prevent and treat diaper rash and skin irritation. It also helps protect chafed skin while helping to seal out wetness. Hipoglos goes on smoothly and wipes off easily, giving your baby relief from the very first use. Hipoglos ointment provides extra gentle care for your baby’s bottom, leaving your baby happy. Hipoglos is NOW AVAILABLE at Sedanos, Navarro and Walgreens! Or you can purchase it online at Amazon! If you are like me, you find Amazon to be your one stop shopping place, as there's always one more item that needs to be tossed in the cart.


One lucky winner will win a $250 Amazon gift card to get their little one Hipoglos and something special for themselves! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 9/26 at 11:59pm and is open to US and CA.
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Monday, September 8, 2014

$300 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the $300 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!
Hosted by All About Parents
Co-Hosted by David's DIY & Michigan Savings and More!

Who's ready for a giveaway?
I know I am!
This is the $300 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!
Who doesn't love Walmart? I know I do! 
One super lucky winner will win a $300 gift card to Walmart obviously right?
This giveaway will run from 9/9 to 9/23. 
There are some amazing bloggers participating in this giveaway so the more love you show the better chance of winning you will have. 

There are many different ways to enter so the choice is yours!
I want everyone to have fun and Good Luck!

The participating bloggers nor Walmart, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Etc. are associated with awarding the prize for this giveaway. The prize is coming straight from the sponsor. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime, day or night. Thanks for participating!