Free Haircuts for Veterans Day with @GreatClips #sp

Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, November 11th this year.  It’s right around the corner.  I know that right after today….the holidays begin and our minds are on constant Thanksgiving/Christmas mode.  It’s easy to forget about Veterans day and it’s something I believe in my heart we need to be sure and acknowledge.

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This Veterans day Great Clips is running a promotion honoring our Veterans.  Go get your haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11th and share a free haircut card with a veteran you care about.  Veterans you get a free haircut too!  Whether it’s a spouse, parent, grandparent, friend, neighbor, or co-worker.  It’s just a simple way to show the ones who’ve served around us that you care!

I’ll be honoring my Dad and my husband this holiday.  My Dad served 11 years in the Army and my husband almost 6 years in the Air Force.

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I’m eternally grateful for all our soldier’s sacrifices, including the ones I know and love.

How do you support your Veteran friends and family?  Don’t forget to show them how much you care, even if it’s just a HUG 🙂

Locate your nearest Great Clips location HERE.

 

Weight Watchers Red Velvet Cake Balls #SmarterTreats #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmarterTreats  #CollectiveBias

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It’s almost time for the holidays!  It’s only a couple months away and my favorite time of year is kicking off.  Yay!  The food this time of year is also something I wait all year for.  From sweets to savory treats…I love them all!  My favorite meal is dessert and this year I vow not to eat my weight in food.  Fear not… Weight Watchers is here to help you!

One of my favorite treats during the holidays is red velvet cake balls.  I usually make them around this time of year to take to parties or work functions.  I went to my local Walmart and picked up a couple of boxes of the Red Velvet Creme Cakes in the snack cake isle.

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Red Velvet (Weight Watchers version) of Red Velvet Cake Balls:

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All you need are two boxes of the Red Velvet Creme Cakes and some chocolate dipping sauce.  That’s it!  No need to bake the cake (NO BAKING!!!) or adding icing like you normally would.  Save time and feel healthier at the same time 🙂

The Red Velvet Creme Cakes already have the cream inside to give your cake mix moisture.

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Peel off the wrappers and put in a bowl

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Mix together until you get a big ball of red velvet goodness

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Roll your balls into the size desired.  I got around 16 cake balls from two boxes.

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Put in refrigerator for around 30 minutes until firm

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Dip in chocolate and top with your favorite sprinkles!

Each cake ball is around 11-12 Weight Watchers points.

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Easy as cake 🙂 Literally

You could also make chocolate cake balls with the Weight Watchers Chocolate Creme Cakes.

So, there you have it.  My favorite holiday treat- a lighter version that is!

Be sure to check out more delicious Weight Watchers recipes HERE and share your favorite too.  There will also be live demos showcasing some great Weight Watchers recipes at a local Walmart near you from 10/29-11/1.  Click HERE to find where the nearest location is to you.

I Can See Clearly Now…Check that BOX! + Enter to WIN a Pair of Designer Sunglasses! #VSP #sponsored

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I’ve worn glasses or contacts forever it seems.  I can’t see a thing unless it’s standing right in front of my face.  I remember when I got my first pair of glasses in the 6th grade and it was life changing.  For a child who can’t see well at school it affects so much.  How they learn and absorb everything!  When I was in high school my mom finally let me switch to contacts and I thought I was “hot stuff” because I got rid of those pink plastic frames.

Taking care of your eyes and getting checkups is SOOOOO important y’all!  You only get one set of eyeballs and I’m going to take care of mine.  VSP is on a mission to help you take care of your pretty eyes.  It’s open enrollment season and I know…I know…you have to make all these choices during open enrollment that effect your entire year!  Who knows what could happen over the course of a year right?

VSP is the nation’s only not-for-profit vision care company. Their highest priority is to advocate for regular, professional vision care for everyone. If you have the option to CHECK THAT BOX for vision care you should do it!

Here are a few reasons why it’s so important:

  • Eye health is part of taking care of your total health. Annual eye exams can help detect signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more.
  • Don’t let “easy” become “easy to dismiss.”  Vision care is frequently the easiest, quickest, and least expensive benefit option to review and select. If you have the option, consider taking it.
  • When VSP is an option, it’s your best Compared to other vision care options, VSP will save you money, keep your eyes healthy, protect your family’s vision, and help you look great.

 

Visit SeeMuchMore.com to learn more about eye health and how to evaluate your vision benefit options.

As a person who has VSP insurance personally I can tell you I highly recommend it and it’s fairly inexpensive.  Checking the box for vision care is less than a couple lattes each month.  I feel safer knowing if anything ever happens to my vision I’m taken care of.  I also get my glasses and contacts covered as well as eye exams every year.  To me it’s worth the little bit of extra cost each month to feel secure.

So, when it comes time for Open Enrollment this year, while you’re checking the box for medical and dental…don’t forget about your baby blues, your chocolate browns, or gorgeous green eyes. They deserve just as much attention as the rest of your body.

Also, ladies, I know when it comes to making decisions, we can tend to procrastinate a bit and sometimes even forget all together!  It’s okay to call your husband and ask what he recommends as well.  In fact he’ll probably like that you value his opinion.

VSP recently asked people to take a poll on open enrollment.  The end result was that most people dread it so much they would rather do most things than answer Open Enrollment questions except for one thing- cleaning a teenager’s bathroom! Ew.

When asked to compare their independent insurance decisions (like auto and home) to Open Enrollment insurance decisions, respondents were more likely to say they’re “more confident” and “more knowledgeable” about their independent decisions than their Open Enrollment decisions.  What are your thoughts on Open Enrollment?  Do you stress about it, or are you happy to have the option to have it?

To review the full poll findings, click here.

I personally am a “get things done” kind of person.  When I get that email saying it’s time for Open Enrollment I like to get started.  This way I’m done and I don’t have to think about it anymore.  Whew!

So, check that box for vision care, okay???  Don’t forget…I’m watching you

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