Saturday, July 18, 2015

Amazon Subscribe & Save Review

I am a huge fan of Amazon Subscribe&Save. I can have delivery right to my home or office. I can change up, modify, remove, or add to my Subscribe&Save products with ease on Amazon's site. I can cancel at any time.

What do they offer? Pretty much anything that is non-perishable. Coffee, snacks, cleaning products, beauty and personal care products, pet products, baby products - and all delivered to your home or office.

I personally use their Subscribe & Save service for my KCups coffee, Sparkling Ice Waters, and in winter months I tend to add other products like granola bars, packaged meals, canned goods, their meal "kits" and paper products. Because in New England weather in winter, it's very possible to be stuck inside and sometimes without electricity! I also use their service to purchase products to donate to Food Banks. I just change my shipping address.

KD says: I used Amazon subscribe and save for my baby's formula during his first year. It was awesome because it always came in time and I got a 5% discount for subscribing. It was already cheaper than the regular stores so the 5% discount was an extra bonus savings for us. Loved it!

Check it out, maybe give it a try. I recommend it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday! Do You Remember Sci-Fi Movies That Predicted The Future?

Throwback Thursday posts are a time to share nostalgia, a chance to look back on the past, and maybe nudge your memory, courtesy of Do You Remember. We post every Thursday and as often as possible, include prizes, contests or giveaways.

Do You Remember Sci-Fi Movies that Predicted the Future? We're heading Back to the Future for this one. 

We want to know  - What is your favorite "Sci-fi" movie or tv show? (past or present - you can say why if you want to) and What is your favorite gadget of today or the one you wish you had? (Can be anything.)

We love Sci Fi because it gives us a bit of escapism from the real world - or at at least, it used to....

A little Sci-Fi with the gadgets of today. Prizes include (in no particular order): 
Nintendo WIIU
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" OR Fire HD 6 Kids Edition
KitchenAid 5 quart Artisan Stand Mixer - Includes flat beater, dough hook, wire whip, variety of colors to select, 10 speeds and stainless steel bowl
Kitchen Aid Diamond Blender 60-Ounce, 5 speeds, ice crush and pulse modes and variety of colors 
Best Buy $150 gift card to help you purchase your own "gadget"
Houzz $200 in the form of a Visa Gift Card - visit their site, find inspiration for your "futuristic" home design, and shop for products
IRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Amazon Echo - Meet Alexa "The Echo may be the closest thing we’ll have to a Star Trek computer at home." CNET
Apple iPAD Mini 3 OR Apple iPAD Air - 16 GB, Wifi, includes Siri and comes in Space Gray.

Winners will be chosen on Saturday, July 25th after 12 noon EST.
Post here and/or email us at

Good luck and just have fun!

Winners announced! 

First Place (Leslie Andersen) I used to love Chiller Theatre. I think it went on around midnight on Saturdays. The hand reaching up really scared you. I think the best movie was "The Blob". I am not sure if the scene was in The Blob but a woman turned into a giant and was calling for her husband...."Harry...Harry"...those were the days of "safe scary movies". My favorite gadget of today is my new iPhone. I am able to be "in touch" with family and friends and brings the world closer to me. I just got it a couple of months ago and I don't know why I waited so long. My old Samsung phone suited my needs and I didn't want to spend money unnecessarily but an unfortunate accident changed that and I had to get a new phone of which I am thrilled about. I don't know what I did without it. 

Second Place (Quinn Burton) Favorite scifi movie is Flash Gordon and I loved the part where he sticks his hand in the stump and fakes getting bit and favorite gadget is a TV because it keeps me in touch with everything that is going on around the world from sitting in the comfort of my house on the couch and one day you can be at an NFL football game and the next part of a reality TV show and then learn how to build a deck all in one week or one day or one hour!

Third Place (Michele Colavolpe Antisdel) Mine would be an Indy film that came out this year called "Parallels". A group of people would go into this weird building and each time they came out they'd be in a different dimension. I want that building so I could visit other dimensions but I would also need a light saber to beat off all the nasties.

Fourth Place (Kelly Burton) ET is my favorite movie. I loved it as a kid and as an adult and both my kids love to watch it too, so that is always a good movie in my book. And my favorite gadget is my iphone. Who would have thought that we could carry a camera, phone, internet and games in our pocket. It has completely changed the way we live (maybe not for the better) but it is something that I cannot live without!!!

Fifth Place (Linda Peters Rink) I loved "The Twilight Zone"--can we call that science fiction? I still watch reruns via the Twilight Zone Marathons. And what would I give for a machine that would make me the most delicious meals --without calories!!!

Sixth Place (Lisa Brophy) Lost in Space!! Danger Will Robinson. Danger!! Loved watching the robot freak out with the arms. We thought that was so amazing. They must laugh now with all the movie and tv technology. Looked like a garbage can with dryer vent silver parts for arms. Haha.

My favorite technology is my phone. A blessing and a curse, but I would be "lost in space" without it!!

Seventh Place (Ann Post Pastore) Cocoon is my favorite sci fi movie. The aliens are like normal people and you want them around. Plus I love that they take the old folks with them for a forever life of happiness! I would definitely want the replicator from Star Trek! Anything you want on demand. Need a Pyrex dish, make it! Need milk, make it! It would be awesome!

Eighth Place (Allison Nerone) My son and I are big fans of the Back to the Future trilogy and of course who wouldn't want a time machine!!!

Ninth Place (Heidi Nelson) Being a time traveling fanatic, I'm in love with Back To The Future! I'm sure I've seen it over 20 times! I love it's foreshadowing and my favorite gadget would have to be the ability to drive a DeLorean into the past, or future, that would be fabulous… (But with the "Mr. fusion" version)


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Throwback Thursday! Do You Remember Gilligan's Island and Lost? Stranded on an Island.

Throwback Thursday posts are a time to share nostalgia, a chance to look back on the past, and maybe nudge your memory, courtesy of Do You Remember. We post every Thursday and as often as possible, include prizes, contests or giveaways.

Our post last week was to ask Are you on Gilligan's Island or are you Lost? Which character from either one would you be? (If you didn't post last week, you still can this week.)

Our post this week: You might be headed out for a 3-hour tour on a ship like in Gilligan's Island, or you might be on a plane and land on an island like in Lost. The fact is, you end up stranded on an island and didn't expect to be. What 3 things would you have with you? (Be as practical or impractical as you like.) There are no right or wrong answers.

Prizes (in no particular order) include:

$100 gift card from Joss and Main
$25 gift card from Starbucks Coffee
$100 gift card from Wayfair
$50 gift card from Amazon
$25 gift card from Buffalo Wild Wings
$50 gift card from Red Lobster
$25 gift card from Five Guys
$25 gift card from A Little Pizzazz
Set of 5 Handmade Cards (to send your "message in a bottle")
Summer Beach Reads Book Bundle from Barnes and Noble (The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand, The Hurricane Sisters by Dorthea Benton Frank, Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews, Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer, and The Girls of August by Anne River Siddons)
Two night stay at Menemsha Inn and Cottages on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (no transportation and restrictions apply) For details, email us at

Multiple winners! Some prizes may be "bundled" together. 
Winners will be chosen on Saturday, July 11th after 12 noon EST.
Post here and/or email us at

Good luck and just have fun!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Meet Danielle Gervais and Help Her Realize Her Dream!

Meet Danielle Gervais and Help Her Realize Her Dream

 Click below to see Danielle's audition shared on YouTube:

Danielle's Musical Theatre Audition Video for California State

From Danielle:
I need your support to help me stay in school to achieve my dream to perform on broadway! My name is Danielle and I am currently a Junior at California State University Chico studying Musical Theatre. I came to the United States from Canada when I was 18, leaving my mother in Connecticut and friends and family in Canada. 

I came to California to pursue my dream of being a performer on Broadway and even had to turn down my dream school, because of my lack of finances. I had worked for two years in high school, saving $10,000 to come to University. My parents are recently divorced and my mother doesn't have the means to help me. My father, though financially capable, does not support my dreams to be a performer and we have little contact. I love being at Chico State and I have been working my hardest to achieve a 3.8 GPA. I have been on the Dean's list every semester I have been there, but I do not qualify for most scholarships offered. I have applied for all of the scholarships offered by the school and private, but have received none. I am paying out of state tuition and have been for the past two years. I am over $50,000 in student loans and I am only half way through my education. 
I was barely scraping by for the first year and as soon as I became eligible, I got a minimum wage job. I had to quit this job in February after I was cast in two shows at CSU Chico and they refused to work around my schedule. At that point, I decided I would rather save every penny and sacrifice food at times than the alternative, not performing. I was rejected for in state tuition this year for minor details and will have to come up with $18,000 for the next academic year. My FAFSA is barely going to cover a quarter of these costs, which doesn't include my rent or living expenses. I am having a difficult time finding a job, because I am living in a small town, where even minimum wage jobs are highly competitive. 
All I want is to be able to continue my education at Chico State, but money is getting in the way of my dreams. When I do receive my degree, my next goal is to receive my teacher's license and while auditioning for shows, I want to help other children to realize their potential love for the arts. I just need your help to get there. 
I promise this is not a cause you will regret donating to and I vow to one day, pay it forward. Please help me make my dreams come true. 
To help with Danielle's chance at an education and to help this amazing and talented young woman realize her dream, if you can, please donate here by clicking on this link: Danielle's GoFundMe