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Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday's Healthy Eating and Exercise Tips-Week 9

Healthy Exercise Tips, Week 9:

Be an inspiration to others. Take charge and make the decision to exercise yourself, instead of waiting for someone to motivate you. Exercising will help you forget about your stress (I know how much stress you have planning a wedding). Remember exercise is FREE, but the benefits are worth more than money can buy. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

$50 Outback Steakhouse Gift Card

I know you all miss my daily blogging, but I will be back in full swing soon. If you want to know where I am- read this!

I have so much to share with you, but for now I have a great giveaway to hold you over. I attended a rehearsal dinner at Outback Steakhouse- yep, not typical, but it was great. Great food, great fun. My friends had their first date at Outback, hence how they chose their rehearsal dinner location.

Make sure you try the Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp and Bloomin' Onion to start. Of course we ate a lot of steak. You can check out the full menu here and find a location near you.

Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card

How to Win: Let me know what you are most looking forward to this summer.

Each of the following will give you an extra entry in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

-Where did you have your rehearsal dinner or where would you want to have it?
-Become a Blog follower

-Add the Saving Money for a Wedding blog button
-Add Saving Money for a Wedding to your blog roll
-Post about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to Saving Money for a Wedding (2 entries)

Giveaway will end on Sunday, June 6th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be picked randomly and I will send them an email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Good Luck and thank you for stopping by...Enjoy!

Thanks to my friend Becky for donating the gift card- and congrats to her on her wedding!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday's Healthy Eating and Exercise Tips-Week 8

Healthy Eating Tips, Week 8:

Eat with the seasons. Fruits and veggies purchased in season are less expensive and taste better. Here's a handy chart of a few of my favorites:

Summer: Tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant and zucchini

Fall and Winter: Citrus, Sweet Potatoes, and dark leafy greens like spinach

Springs: Berries, Fresh Peas, and asparagus


Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday's Healthy Eating and Exercise Tips-Week 7

Healthy Exercise Tips, Week 7:

Maximize your minutes. I have been bad in the past about setting aside time in my schedule to exercise. I suggest scheduling your workouts, just like you do your meetings. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chipotle: Buy a $25 GC, Get a FREE meal

Chipotle has a great deal going on now. Buy a $25 Chipotle Gift Card, save your receipt, and present it on your next visit to get a FREE Burrito, Bowl, Salad or order of tacos. What a bargain, especially if you eat there as much as me. You must purchase your Gift card before June 12th, and redeem your receipt by June 30th. Get all the details here..Enjoy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stein Mart $10 off $25

Print a coupon here for $10 off $25 at Stein Mart through 5/18..Enjoy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday's Healthy Eating and Exercise Tips-Week 6

Healthy Eating Tips, Week 6:

Prep for meals at the beginning of the week and do your shopping on weekends. This will give you more time at the store to find the best deals as well as more time in the kitchen. It is heard to start shopping or preparing a meal after a long day of work. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday Movies- To Rent or Not to Rent

This week I got two movies from the library. It's so hard to find time to watch with all the great tv shows out now.

I was expecting Fame to be a little like my favorite show "Glee", but it was not. This movie is a remake(not that I saw the original), but I actually fell asleep half way through. The movie follows a talented group of high school dancers and singers over 4 years at the Performing Arts school. I would stick with watching GLEE on Tuesday nights. I'm Out.

Old Dogs starred John Travolta and Robin Williams. I laughed a lot and thought it was a cute movie. I would recommend if you have kids- they would enjoy this one. A great family night movie. I'm in..Enjoy!

Friday, May 7, 2010

FREE Beauty Rush Lip Gloss at VS

Print this coupon for a FREE Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with any in store purchase at Victoria's Secret..Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wedding Season is HERE

Wow it is May already and wedding season is in full swing. I have 3 weddings to attend this month and am a bridesmaid in 2 weddings. Yep- my month is going to be busy. I will be taking a few weeks "off" from blogging. I will be posting here and there, and will be back in full swing towards the end of May.

Look for many more wedding tips to come. Are you heading to any weddings this season or is your wedding coming up? Share your details...Enjoy!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday's Healthy Eating and Exercise Tips-Week 5

Healthy Exercise Tip, Week 5:

Take advantage of "casual Fridays" at work and bring your sneakers. Instead of running out for a mid-afternoon latte, go for an energizing walk. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Carol is the winner of the Hand Stamped Silver & Pearl Necklace from Lauren Nicole gifts. Congrats to everyone that entered and a special thanks to Lauren Nicole Gifts..Enjoy!

And the Winner Is...

The winner of the Surprise Monthly Giveaway for April is Megan. I have a great gift this month for Megan, a Daily Glow Gradual Tan Moisturizer SPF 15 from Victoria's Secret.

Hopefully you all used your Secret Rewards Cards from Victoria's Secret. I had 3 to use on Friday, so I figured I would pick up some new Tanning products, and of course I love to share. Remember every month I pick a new winner- keep those comments coming. Get more details here on how to enter. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gunther Gifts- Wedding Favors Review

Have you been searching for your wedding favors? Well, Gunther Gifts has a wide selection of wedding favors to fit all budgets. I was so happy when I received a box of wedding favors to review.

Wedding favors are great to give out for all your friends and family to remember your special day. You can go with a themed favor or something useful for your guests. Gunther Gifts has the lowest online pricing for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, baby shower favors and party favors.

Here is what I got:
-Chrome Heart Bottle Stopper- What a useful gift, it comes in a gift box with a Thank You tag. Bottle stoppers are great to have around the house- and who doesn't love wine!

-LOVE Coasters- I always use coasters in my house, so I find this as the best favor. I have coasters in all the rooms in my house and when guests come over- I always wish I had more coasters. This favor comes wrapped with 4 L-O-V-E coasters. A Thank You tag is included as well.

-Forever Photo Frosted Coasters- Since I love coasters and photos- how about a photo coaster. You can use these coasters in many different ways. The favor comes with two coasters packaged together in a gift box, but to make this favor more useful and affordable, you can use these coasters as table place card holders. Then the guests take home their coaster to use in their home- they can even put in a picture from your wedding =)

-Mini Adirondack Chair- These chairs are adorable and perfect for your beach themed wedding. They are hand crafted and hand painted. The chairs are made of polyresin and are also great to use as place card holders. Guests can then use these favors to add a photo- fits a 3" x 2" photo. You can also use this chair as a cell phone holder.

-The Perfect Blend Coffee Candle- This java-scented candle has a great coffee aroma when lit. These would be great favors for a brunch wedding.

-Key to My Heart Bottle Opener- This bottle opener is another very useful wedding favor. I like the romantic theme of a "Key to My Heart". The chrome silvertone opener is crafted into an antique key. This favor comes boxed with a Thank You tag as well.

Check out all the other great wedding favors here. I am a big fan of
useful wedding favors. Being able to use wedding favors after the wedding also remind your guest about your special day in the years to come.

Gunther gifts also has a great selection of affordable groomsmen gifts. Enjoy!

Saturday Movies- To Rent or Not to Rent

Another blogger,Toni, commented a few weeks back on how she loved "Did you hear About the Morgans", so of course I had it on my library list.

My husband and I finally made time this week to watch it. For starters I like Hugh Grant and SJP, so I was looking forward to seeing the chemistry between them. The movie starts of in NYC, with the couple having some marriage issues. They get relocated to a small town in Wyoming as part of the witness protection program. There are a handful of funny scenes, but I thought the movie was a little drawn out. I didn't see the chemistry between HG and SJP. There are too many other great movies out there to rent in my opinion- I'm out on this one...Enjoy!

Hand Stamped Silver & Pearl Necklace GIVEAWAY- ENDS TONIGHT!

Today is the last day to enter here for this gorgeous Hand Stamped Silver & Pearl Necklace from Lauren Nicole gifts..Enjoy!