Bellesouth http://bellesouthblogs.com bs with no BS. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:11:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 ARR, Mabel’s Labels! 50% off for Talk Like A Pirate Day! http://bellesouthblogs.com/arr-mabels-labels-50-talk-like-pirate-day/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/arr-mabels-labels-50-talk-like-pirate-day/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:52:06 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3703 This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking them.  Shiver me timbers, it be Talk Like A Pirate Day! Mabel’s Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in […]

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Shiver me timbers, it be Talk Like A Pirate Day! Mabel’s Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Plus, on 9/20, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels for their second year of Talk Like a Pilot Day, created by Mabel’s Labels. Don’t miss your chance to shop these great offers!

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Win some Yummy Harvest Snaps Snapea and Lentil Crisps! http://bellesouthblogs.com/win-yummy-harvest-snaps-snapea-lentil-crisps/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/win-yummy-harvest-snaps-snapea-lentil-crisps/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:25:25 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3692 This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you heard of Harvest Snaps? Well, they are just about the most wonderful snack I’ve tried lately. They’re low-calorie, tasty as all get-out, and there are six varieties – which […]

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Have you heard of Harvest Snaps? Well, they are just about the most wonderful snack I’ve tried lately. They’re low-calorie, tasty as all get-out, and there are six varieties – which I want YOU to try! Read on and see if you want to win a gift pack of these tasty, smarter snacks!

Harvest Snaps are varieties of crispy Lentil and Snapea crisps that come packed full of surprisingly good flavor and texture. Every one of these flavors is delicious, light, and crispy.

I tested these out with my mom, who is a very traditional snacker, and she loved them – the sneapea crisps AND the lentil snaps! Color me amazed.

 

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I thought these would be similar to the texture of the dehydrated vegetables found at health food stores. I was surprised that these baked snacks are extremely light! They remind me of the texture of Cheetos Puffs or Funyuns, only they’re a LOT tastier AND a LOT better for you!

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Harvest Snaps come in six different flavors! The Snapea Crisps come in Wasabi Ranch, Lightly Salted, Black Pepper and Caesar. The Lentil Snaps come in Onion Thyme and Tomato Basil. ALL flavors are yummy – but I’m partial to the Caesar and the Black Pepper. I especially love that the Black Pepper really packs a punch! My mom was a fan of the Wasabi Ranch, which totally surprised me as she is not a fan of sushi or strong-tasting foods!

I prefer to eat these alone, but they’re also great as an alternative to croutons on salads, they’re amazing with cream cheese and I imagine they’d be delicious in soup, too!

I love the Tomato Basil Lentil Snaps – excellent with some sundried tomato cream cheese on a rye cracker!

Give these a try! Everyone I know who has tried them has LOVED them!!! Be sure to check out Harvest Snaps’ Lunchspiration page for more great ideas on how to serve these goodies!

And now, here’s the giveaway! Be sure to leave the mandatory comment in the comments section! Good luck!

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Little Passports Fundraising For Your School! http://bellesouthblogs.com/little-passports-fundraising-school/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/little-passports-fundraising-school/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:08:03 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3707 **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Planning a fundraiser at your child’s school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love. Here’s how it works: your community shops […]

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Planning a fundraiser at your child’s school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.

Here’s how it works: your community shops at Little Passports and Little Passports will donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: www.littlepassports.com/schools. The fundraising period is from October 21 – 28 and the deadline to sign-up is October 10th so check it out today!

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Dress for Success, White House Black Market on the Hunt for Black Pants http://bellesouthblogs.com/dress-success-white-house-black-market-hunt-black-pants/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/dress-success-white-house-black-market-hunt-black-pants/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:29:26 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3687   Materials and information provided by Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas.  White House Black Market is teaming up with Dress For Success worldwide to collect donations of new or gently-used black pants – the cornerstone of the career-woman’s wardrobe, to benefit women reentering the workplace. I remember my early days in professional office work. It […]

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White House Black Market is teaming up with Dress For Success worldwide to collect donations of new or gently-used black pants – the cornerstone of the career-woman’s wardrobe, to benefit women reentering the workplace.

I remember my early days in professional office work. It was difficult finding clothing to wear at entry-level office jobs that had dress codes. One time I remember walking in downtown Little Rock in my khakis, collared shirt and loafers, and some old man in a business suit walked up to me and said, “Is that costume what office workers wear nowadays?”

It stuck with me. And it really hurt. I was trying to earn a living and working with the best I could have. So I definitely understand the need for women who are reentering the workplace to have access to a good, professional wardrobe.

 “The black pant is the great equalizer. No matter if you’re a seasoned CEO or just getting your career started, the right pair of black pants makes every woman look strong, confident and ready to take the workforce by storm,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “We’re grateful to White House Black Market for helping us to provide even more of our women with that feeling as they progress along their professional paths.”

From now through September 21, 2014, White House Black Market locations in Rogers and Little Rock and all other stores will accept both new and gently worn black pants to benefit Dress for Success, helping disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and tools to confidently reenter the workplace.

 The Black Pants promotion is in conjunction with an international partnership between Dress for Success and White House Black Market.

 “In our lives and in our business, we are constantly touched by the individual power of women. That’s why we’re so excited about our international partnership with Dress for Success,” said Donna Noce, White House Black Market Brand President. “Our black pant donation program enables us to give back to women in the communities in which we live and work. Through everything, our passion has always been to make women feel beautiful.”

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 135 cities in 16 countries, including Northwest Arkansas in 2013.

To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 775,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more about volunteering, events, donations and success stories.

This is a great opportunity not only for my area, but any town where a White House Black Market is located. Let’s help these women get a good start; maybe they can avoid an experience like mine and be treated with the respect they deserve.

 

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Going Back to Campus? Get Two adidas Tees (Ultimate and Graphic) for $30 http://bellesouthblogs.com/going-back-campus-get-two-adidas-tees-ultimate-graphic-30/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/going-back-campus-get-two-adidas-tees-ultimate-graphic-30/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:31:30 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3682 **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. New textbooks, dining hall card, cases of ramen noodles… going back to college can definitely drain your wallet, so make sure you get in on this deal from adidas. For […]

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New textbooks, dining hall card, cases of ramen noodles… going back to college can definitely drain your wallet, so make sure you get in on this deal from adidas. For a limited time, you can grabadidas 2 Graphic & Ultimate Tees for $30 ! Ultimate Tees feature moisture wicking fabric that makes them perfect for workouts or just layering under clothes for those freezing treks across the quad this winter. adidas Graphic Tees come in styles for both men and women, and bring a bit of old school iconic adidas into your wardrobe. Be sure to hit this sale, save some money and toss some style into that duffel—use promo code: 2TEES at checkout.

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Gymboree Labor Day Sale! Everything 40% off! http://bellesouthblogs.com/gymboree-labor-day-sale-everything-40/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/gymboree-labor-day-sale-everything-40/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:05:06 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3684  This post contains affiliate links. I will make a commission if you make a purchase after clicking those links. If you’ve been waiting on the sales for your kids’ Back-To-School wardrobe shopping, now is the time to get in on some great deals from Gymboree! 40% off everything during the Gymboree Labor Day Sale! You […]

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If you’ve been waiting on the sales for your kids’ Back-To-School wardrobe shopping, now is the time to get in on some great deals from Gymboree!

40% off everything during the Gymboree Labor Day Sale!

You can save on all kinds of adorable kids’ clothing – anywhere from newborn to Size 12. Need to get a baby shower gift? Want to do some early Christmas shopping for the little ones in your extended family? Now is the time! Don’t miss out on this one!

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Win a $25 Prepaid Visa card and dog treats from Milo’s Kitchen! (ends 9/1) http://bellesouthblogs.com/win-25-prepaid-visa-card-dog-treats-milos-kitchen-ends-91/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/win-25-prepaid-visa-card-dog-treats-milos-kitchen-ends-91/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:50:06 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3674 Milo’s Kitchen gave me product and compensation for this post. Opinions are 100% mine. The Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck is trekking across the U.S.A.! I want to help celebrate by telling you where you can find it, and giving YOU the opportunity to win a Milo’s Kitchen Prize Pack with three bags of Milo’s Kitchen […]

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The Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck is trekking across the U.S.A.! I want to help celebrate by telling you where you can find it, and giving YOU the opportunity to win a Milo’s Kitchen Prize Pack with three bags of Milo’s Kitchen treats and a $25 prepaid Visa card! You’ll also want to know when the truck is headed your way, because they’re going to be giving stuff away as well!!

As a dog mom and petsitter, I know the importance of food motivation for training. Also, I know of the importance of having quality treats that are made in the U.S.A. Milo’s Kitchen provides both! These soft, delicious (according to my Sebastian!) treats are made in the U.S.A.!!

This Milo's Kitchen burger looks pretty tempting to Sebastian.

This Milo’s Kitchen burger looks pretty tempting to Sebastian.

In early 2014, Milo’s Kitchen announced it was no longer going to include -any- ingredients from China, and have all meat in its treats from the United States. “We’re not bringing the products with ingredients sourced from China back,” said Geoff Tanner, vice president of pet snacks for Milo’s Kitchen. Instead, the company decided to reformulate the products and source 100 percent of its meat from the United States, exiting China completely. “The brand Milo’s Kitchen is a brand that’s grounded in a philosophy that the dog is an equal member of the family and deserves ingredients that are as good as our own food.”

This puts me at ease, as I and any dog owner know of the issues involving pet foods manufactured in China. They listened to consumer concerns and the treats are essentially “homemade.”

My Sebastian LOVES these treats! He can sniff them from the other end of the house and they are very helpful when reinforcing good manners. Check out this video of him waiting very patiently for his treat!

I also love that meat is the first ingredient in all their treats! Sebastian sometimes has horrible reactions to corn-based products, so I try to get him the best products for his needs.

You can experience Milo’s yourself on the Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck tour! The truck has been traveling across the country this summer to hand out product samples, have giveaways and even take family pictures with your special ones! I’m very excited that the Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck is coming to northwest Arkansas! It will be in Fayetteville Friday, August 29 and will be at the Bentonville Bark Park on Saturday, August 30! I can’t wait to see what all they have to offer, and I’ll be back here after my experience to tell you all about it!

And now, the giveaway! You don’t want to miss out on this amazing prize package! To enter, just fill out the form below. Good luck and keep yourself and your furry ones healthy and happy!

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adidas Stan Smith sneakers Now Customizable http://bellesouthblogs.com/adidas-stan-smith-sneakers-now-customizable/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/adidas-stan-smith-sneakers-now-customizable/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:58:49 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3680 **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.The best selling adidas shoe of all time, the adidas Stan Smith defines the word ‘icon’. But even after over 40 years of market domination, it has been missing something. You. Introducing […]

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The best selling adidas shoe of all time, the adidas Stan Smith defines the word ‘icon’. But even after over 40 years of market domination, it has been missing something. You. 

Introducing the adidas mi Stan Smith, a legend now available for customization.



Available in styles for men and women, in both leather and suede, you select your favorite color for the shoe base, accents, heel patch print, tongue logo, even sign your name or emblaze your motto on the sockliner. Each adidas mi Stan Smith pair comes with two sets of laces (you choose the colors) to really make your style pop. The foundation is still Stan Smith, but the style is all your own.

Ready to sign your name on this legend? Pick up your pair of adidas mi Stan Smith today atadidas.com

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Do you wanna funk with me? When Depression Attacks http://bellesouthblogs.com/wanna-funk-depression-attacks/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/wanna-funk-depression-attacks/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:48:28 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3668 Depression sucks. I’m pretty sure any of you who have paid attention to the news in the past week are well aware of this. It can happen to many folks who have many friends and are seen as sweet, funny, entertaining, awesome – you name it. I have depression. Usually moderate, but that depression has […]

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Depression sucks. I’m pretty sure any of you who have paid attention to the news in the past week are well aware of this. It can happen to many folks who have many friends and are seen as sweet, funny, entertaining, awesome – you name it.

I have depression. Usually moderate, but that depression has hit in a different way over the past two weeks. The thing about depression is that people think it usually is just this overwhelming fear of sadness – but depression can manifest itself in other ways. One of these ways is apathy toward general, everyday activities.

I call it a funk. You can call it I-don’t-give-a-cluck syndrome. You lose interest in the things that normally should bring you joy. You suddenly don’t care about deadlines, you frequently miss out on opportunities, your work productivity can completely sink. Just like that.

The greater part of the last two weeks has been spent in my bed, usually watching some gawd-awful public domain movie from the 70s on Youtube, completely ignoring everyday tasks, and sleeping. A whole lot of sleeping.

It took about a week to acknowledge that it was depression. Undoubtedly the death of Robin Williams made it that much worse for me. Often depression can be triggered by people who just don’t understand depression, think it’s all a matter of choice, that you can just jump back on that saddle and ride again.

But it’s not that way. And depression isn’t always about crying or sadness; I haven’t really felt sad this month, just apathetic, tired, unproductive. I cried for a couple of days when Williams passed away – not only because he was so beloved, but because I often understand what people who experience depression go through, and how hard it is.

But I don’t want to take a celebrity death and hijack this post with it. I just felt the need to publicly get out the word that sometimes things just aren’t perfect. Sometimes even the most mundane tasks just seem like so much to do. And sometimes this “funk” can just hit you when you are in the midst of high energy and productivity. Kind of a crash-and-burn thing.

The best thing I can recommend is to acknowledge these things, tell a few people you trust that you are experiencing it, and draw on support wherever you can. I go to therapy every month or two to help sort things out.

I am trying to crawl back into the swing of things here on the website so I can continue to be what I am first and foremost: A storyteller. Just bear with me here. Hopefully this will give me a little oomph.

Have you ever experienced The Funk of depression? What do you do to work things out?

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Enter to Win the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack http://bellesouthblogs.com/enter-win-reebok-maleficent-giveaway-pack/ http://bellesouthblogs.com/enter-win-reebok-maleficent-giveaway-pack/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 03:24:05 +0000 http://bellesouthblogs.com/?p=3665 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Enter to Win the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack Something wicked could be coming back to school! Five lucky winners will receive the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack: the limited edition Maleficent Top Down Sneaker, a Disney Maleficent Backpack & […]

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Enter to Win the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack 
Something wicked could be coming back to school! Five lucky winners will receive the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack: the limited edition Maleficent Top Down Sneaker, a Disney Maleficent Backpack & Beanie, and a $100 Reebok.com gift card! Bring a little of the dark side to the first day of school! Contest ends 8/20, so get your entry in today!

While you’re back-to-school shopping, don’t forget to check out all of the Disney-themed Reebok shoesto find this year’s new favorite pair for your little ones!

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