One day I had some time to myself. I wanted to explore and visit a place in my city I have not yet visited. Here is Raleigh resides the last 18th century water- powered grist mill in Wake county. This mill was established before the Revolutionary war. Yates Mill historic park is free to visit 7 days a week from 8 a.m - Sunset. Tours of inside the mill are available too during certain times. When I visited the mill was not open but that was ok because there was plenty of beauty to behold.
There is a museum at Yates Mill that shares the history of Yates Mill and how the mill works.
Yate Mill brings nature indoors and shows specimens upclose. At first it scared me when I opened the drawers but I got over it as I had always wanted to see these birds up close. I love bird watching!
With lots of history comes lots of artifacts. A lot of what is on display is items found around the mill from the past buried treasures for us to see later!
They have a kids play area with dress up items for period dress up from the Yate Mill opening era. They have toys for the little ones too. I love the cozy spot they provided with rocking chairs for adults to sit and relax as you watch the kids play.
I love the view from the large porch that looks out over the water at the mill. You can go and sit outside on the porch in the rocking chairs and relax for as long as you want. I took the time to just sit , crochet and talk to Jesus while there. I felt as if I was on a mini vacation away from the city.
The view of the old loved mill is stunning from the porch.
There is a trail going around the mill you can walk at it's 1.0 mile distance it is an easy trail to endure but so lovely & worth the stroll.
Here is the water source that powered & still does power the mill, called Millpond.
I loved peeking under the old mill. There was so much to see around the mill to take in. You must visit to see for yourself.
I absolutely love this view of the mill next to it's water source.
This trail is also a animal refuge. The view is simply stunning as you walk around the Millpond. So peaceful.
I love all the piers with free viewers you can look through and explore.
I sat on this pier and read a good book as I listened to nature.
When you finish the trail it brings you back to the back porch. I am so glad I got off my normal routine and took time to get out and explore because this retreat day was fabulous. What a diamond this park is and at the price of free it has it arms wide open to you, to warmly welcome our citizens of Wake to come home to the Mill and share. The mill was a place in the day even after it closed that families gathered around on weekend and shared meals & stories. The park has done a great job making this place cozy for people to come yet again & again to get rest from the city.
This park offers so many programs for the public. From organized groups to general public. They have events through out the year as well. Check them out!
For more information visit Yatesmill.org
Below is a great list of amazing dishes to make with turkey breast meat. I love Jennie-O turkey products for all my turkey needs. When you click an idea below it will take you to the recipes. Enjoy!
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Recently Faithbox sent me a monthly Faithbox to try out and give you my thoughts on the company. I love monthly subscription services period so I thought this would be great! Monthly boxes are just so fun to get goodies that are themed out aren't they?! Well what better way to get one than supporting a company that gives back to helping ethical small businesses across the globe and helping to feed hungry children at the same time. You just can't go wrong. When I interviewed Faithbox here is what they had to say below.
Mission Statement : We, at Faithbox, are a Christian company that has a heart for furthering the kingdom of God and wants to bring joy by introducing great products from companies that give back and do good. With each box or devotional purchased, three meals are provided to hungry kids all over the world through our partnership with Rice Bowls.
I couldn't believe what all came in my box! The book alone was worth the price and the fact they are helping to feed kids to boot & you get all these extras just blew me away.
What is even more amazing is the message of encouragement they send you each month. This months topic was loneliness. It was right on time for me. I was so uplifted & encouraged by the resources provided. Not only that, they also encouraged me to reach out to others whom God may place on my heart that might be lonely too. The overview was awesome because it explains in detail the items mission for the month!
The Stitch was very interesting. You take the orange string and sew it into your garment to show awareness of child molestation. It is to represent the vast majority of kids under age 18 whom have been sexually abused but hide and never tell anyone. It is to encourage kids to speak up!
Organic Raw Cacao for Espresso shots! Woot!
Lysa Terkeurst's book Uninvited. Living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely. And the faithbox uninvited everyday faith devotional. O yeah!
These are lovely quality note cards to encourage others. I am so excited they provided these to use these for outreach.
In doing good, let us not fail. Gal 6:9
Visit Faithbox online.
I highly recommend FaithBox. These would even make fabulous gifts that just keep on giving all the way around.
These days as my kids are growing up they are not at home a lot of nights. That leaves me eating dinner alone. I like to have left overs for another meal. So this little one pot wonder is great for that or for serving 2 for dinner.
Now let me tell you about the new pot I am using from Waxonware! This 3 quart size pot is perfect for so many small meals. The stone green pan is natural and eco-friendly sauce pan is a healthy & natural eco friendly option.
What is amazing about this pot is it is cadmium free, no lead, no PFOA! Nonstick is the trick to win my heart as well , this pan is perfect.
The handle is even made of oven safe silicone so you can bake with this in the oven. Sweet if you ask me. I love items that can serve a duel purpose.
After testing this pot out a few times it goes down in my kitchen history as one of my all time favorites and believe me I have tried a lot of pot and pans!
Wow it is back to school time already. I can not believe this summer has passed by so fast. Families get so very busy in the fall. This is the perfect time for a home cooked meal that is ready when you get home with no fuss. This is an easy meal to prepare that anyone can do.
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There's nothing like coming home to a home cooked dinner that is already prepared.
I recently needed to replace my outdoor lighting on my home. I bought this little beauty at Hayneedle.com at an amazing price.
I want to share with you how to install a new porch light! This can only take a few minutes and make a big difference & anyone can do it. My home is older so it was time for an update.
I purchased my light at Hayneedle.com. They have so many home selections to choose from for every home need. I also purchased a cotton Laura Ashley Quilt & a mortar & pestle. I am in love with these.
Hayneedle has so many great items for every single home need. The service, delivery & quality are top of the line. I am pleased.
I was recently invited to a VIP Party at Peachy Keen & Joint Venture Jewelry. I want to check them out so off I went to have a mom's night out. First thing I noticed was some cute clothing I just had to browse through out on the boardwalk.
I love learning about local businesses and why did they create their business. Peachy Keen & Joint Venture is a family owned business. The parents owned a vintage jewelry consignment store & now run that along side their children's business of the Peachy Keen Boutique. One half is the jewelry store the other half the clothing boutique. I thought it was simply charming & honorable they have their family history hanging on the wall proudly. So sweet!
I love family business! Every one is involved the mom, the daughters & even the dad!
What better way than to spend an evening having much needed mom time seeking out a new treasure or two for your wardrobe. Here are the highlights of my night.
If you are in the Raleigh/ Cary area be sure to check out their upcoming note worthy events around the city!
Joint Venture Jewelry’s 18th Anniversary Winesday Party
August 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Joint Venture Jewelry
Joint Venture Jewelry, offering the largest selection of vintage jewelry in the Triangle, is inviting Triangle residents to celebrate its 18th Anniversary in style! Mark your calendar for Wednesday August 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. to come sip wine and sparkle! There will be a special wine tasting with Raleigh Wine Shop in addition to storewide sales and exclusive offers. Grab your friends to come mix and mingle with fellow jewelry lovers while shopping with an exclusive discount. Visit www.jointventurejewelry.com for more information. Joint Venture Jewelry is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Peachy Keen’s 4th Birthday Party
August 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at Peachy Keen
Peachy Keen, a contemporary women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique, is turning FOUR! Triangle residents are invited to come celebrate the milestone with fabulous sales, a tasty food truck and trendy trunk shows including Paige Denim! Make plans to come by Saturday, August 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Sangria and shopping? Yes, please! For more information, visit www.thepeachykeen.com. Peachy Keen is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show
September 29 starting at 7 p.m. at Peachy Keen
Shop for a cause at Peachy Keen, a contemporary women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique! Make plans to attend the Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show Thursday, September 29. Cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m. with live music, a braid bar, tasty food and Peachy Keen models showing off the hottest fall fashions. All benefits go toward Headbands of Hope and Duke Children’s Hospital. Peachy Keen is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Today I am featuring Angie of The Country Chic Cottage!
I love Angie's farm house cottage. She has a mix of this and that new & old to create her family home with her special touch of vision. First let's get a glimpse of her colorful front porch. I love the different shades of green & blues she is using here. With her clay pot water thrinkler. What a peaceful place to sit and rest! Plenty of space for visitors or family to chat & relax.
Next I want to point out her foyer. She has done a great job adding in a modern print on this chair with her antique items. I love that oil lamp on the table. The succulents in the wagon below are darling. Her father in law made that wagon long ago. You can't see in this picture but she has a cool vintage soda bottle collection at the top if this shelf!
I want to next point out my favorite highlights of her super functional mud room. Here below is displayed a seat her husband made that will be a family heir loom. I love the wooden boxes shes using to catch shoes & such under the coats.
Here is an old painters box she is using to display treasures her son brings in from out doors. I think this is brilliant.
Check out her vintage soda crate shoe catchers. Yet again pure brilliance, bringing vintage yet functional to the home.
Next up some highlights of her farm house bed room. I like her old vintage furniture she is using. Most people now a days are painting everything white. I love white but I also love the original stain look that is true vintage. I am so happy to see an actual farm house room that looks truly farm house! I liker her Better Homes & Garden quilt she is using.
Look at this amazing no work to it, quilt display using an old latter. This idea I am seriously inspired to try! I love her window in time display of past loved ones in the window. I also want to point out on her blog she shares how she recovered that little bench seat too.
What a bright, comfy, cozy room. She used an old wood stove in its old glory to bring a rustic look while upholding a sweet plant. She was smart to use this as a plant stand!
In an extra room she took a day bed and is using it as a couch. Love the mix of patterns in the throw pillows. They look fantastic together bringing variety to what may of been a dull space. They tie in a fun adventurey way with the map display.
I love this small bath room. She has a lot of great storage solutions for this small space. Yet it looks pretty with a flow too!
Here is a shower curtain she made that is extra long. You can see how to as well at her blog!
Now just get back bathroom heaven. This bathroom with all the windows, space & that soaker tub is just divine! She shares how she painted the tub at her blog.
Now here is a snippet of her Spring mantel decor. Also her mantel is homemade from barn wood! Just perfect for a country farm house.
Look at these vintage cabinet & that tile! I love her collection of glass displayed. In the back of the cabinets to make it pop she used foam board covers in shelf paper! I have that same shelf paper print & love it I thought that was neat. It looks amazing in the back & makes her items pop with out being over baring. And just check out that pallet art with a mason jar.... too cute!
Her dinning area is sunny & lovely. With her homemade cafe curtains it's bright & airy goodness. Now I love her old farm house table below best in my opinion but in the next picture you'll see her new table she now has which is pretty too & a bit more modern.
Look at that REAL wood floor. O my I love love love it.
Her craft room is a place where creation dreams are made. It has come a LONG way since her first debut of her craft room years ago. Her room is every crafter's dream come true!
Thank you so much Angie for allowing us some beautiful glimpses of your home.
Ok what better way to spend a summer evening than to be invited to a #PDQshakesocial and help PDQ choose their new shakes for 2017 ! I want to share with you my evening but before I do I just have to share here a sample of PDQ's gardening right here outside. I love it. I notice the gardening around most places like this maybe more so than the average dinner goer in a hurry because I am in love with summer & flowers of summer. I really do like to stop & smell the roses. I think PDQ does an outstanding job in their landscaping. It is truly inviting.
Now let's go inside to the party. If your ever looking a spacious party room for a casual gathering you really should try PDQ.
I walked in to colorful balloons filling the room. I loved the festive bright summer colors. It sets the pace for FUN.
Hillary Hahmann always sets a great table for us partners. We had a cute summer time cup to take home filled with swag coupons. They even let me take an extra one home to try and when over a family member with who has YET to try PDQ and shame on them. I hope after that cute cup & coupons they just can't resist the place. I love the fact PDQ actually stands for People Dedicated to Quality. Every experience I have ever had this year with PDQ has proven to me they really do dedicate to quality. I go here now when not at a party as a customer and I see them with the same excitement, smiles & tender loving customer care I see the nights of the gatherings, not to mention quality food. It all around just seems to be a better option to me than ANY other eat out place do to the food freshness, quality & the caliber of people that seem to really love their job. It is just a great family friendly atmosphere. I have to say my 21 year old son has been a life long Chick Fil A fan and still loves them BUT he told me a month ago his favorite fast food eatery is now PDQ and told me the reasons why. It takes a lot to sway my son. PDQ did it.
I was happy to discover this time they have grilled chicken tenders. I really did not realize that the last few times I had tenders here. I was so happy about this healthier option! I also just had to have some more of the zucchini fries. Prior to the meal they had us do the sauce tasting too with fries & I discovered 2 new homemade sauces I loved. So happy they make their own sauce fresh!
Now on to the judging. We got to help in judging 11 shakes. They will use the information to pick the seasonal shakes for the up coming year 2017! This was exciting to be a part of. And of course my sweet tooth was happy. I am not going to dive into the shake information here you'll have to make sure to visit your local PDQ in 2017 ( don't wait visit now too LOL) to see what shakes are new in the line up. But let me tell ya........ what a fun job this tasting was. My kids came along and assisted gladly. I had fun doing this and networking with others. It was fun meeting others in the community & laughing together.
Here are the 3 lovely ladies who made the tasting a success, Brittney Turner the Raleigh Marketing & Catering Coordinator, Chas the lady who shook ALL the shakes for us, & Hillary Hahmann The Carolinas Marketing Manager.
Thanks Hillary for the invite and keep up the great work PDQ!
I saw some pretty towels at the Dollar Tree. I thought I would love to sew a craft out of them. I wanted a cute little summer throw backpack for a few light things like a water bottle, a book & sunglasses. These Dollar Tree microfiber towels are thick & cute just the right ones for this.
Make sure you get the thicker wider ribbon. This bag I have tested with a water bottle, light book, sunglasses and a few more things it holds well! This is the perfect summer bag to grab & go to sit by the pool. You could use this for so many other things too like transporting a knitting project & such.
Hebrews 1:14New International Version (NIV) 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
I was about 3 years old on my way home from up state NY with my mom and dad. This was back in the days when you could ride without seat belts. I was in the back of a pick up truck sitting on a little seat that was not a proper truck seat because it was in a truck bed. With one of those fiber class covers on the back of the truck you would see in the 70's -80's a lot. There was also a LOT of glass bottles in boxes they were bringing back from NY to NC to collect cash on. Well I was so very young and so very little. I was very petite. Somewhere in PA I think it was they had a severe accident. My mother was pregnant with my little brother at the time. She was rushed to the hospital. I heard her yelling somehow or talking and she did not want to leave until they found my body. She was in very bad shape and had to leave. Now to get to my point.... I will now recount the events from my perspective as a toddler below!
I was having a good time keeping myself content as a little toddler could be playing with my little fake purse and the goodies it contained. I loved little tiny things to play with and a paper & pen. I was busy when all of the sudden I heard yelling and the most awful noises I had ever heard in my tiny life... I didn't know what the noises was I had never heard it all before but the moment I began to hear them I saw the truck bed moving in a direction I knew it was NOT to move and all the glass coming for me. I was in an instant more sacred than I had ever been so far in my young little life.... but in an instant I saw a flash of large light consume me. I couldn't see a thing but that bright bright blinding light. At first it startled me. It picked me up and threw me into darkness, the light was gone. This light was so amazing and I felt the most wonderful love, safety and comfort I had felt since the womb (If you did not read that story of what I remember life to be like in the womb please read it here.) It felt so familiar like I knew this light somehow.
Psalm 91:11New International Version (NIV) 11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
It was all so very very fast. I screamed mommy!! MOMMY I want my mommy as it was holding me. The voice I call it came while I was in the darkness. "You are safe" it said. I spoke into the dark who are you. It said " stay here, your safe" I said where am I (this place felt so tight). It said " I placed you in safety until they find you" I said ok Mr. I said what happen I am scared why do they need to find me? He said " a bad accident happen but you are safe " I said will they find me Mr. He said yes very soon. Do not be scared. I heard this voice talk to me while I was in the dark and it all happen so fast. I said I hurt Mr. I hurt. Why am I in a ball. He was gone.
He would not answer me I got scared. I realized as I had been talking to him it was not with my mouth somehow we spoke without words with our mind. So I began to cry with my mouth and I mean really cry! I cried and cried..... amidst my cries I heard all sorts of sounds on "the outside what ever that was" I heard loud crunches and crashes. I heard men voices. I heard yelling. I heard a woman's voice. None of these voices sounded like my mom or dad. I was so very scared so it made me cry all the more & louder. I realize now as an adult if I had not cried they would not of found me!! My cries so loud is how they found me. Suddenly I heard a voice say keep crying keep crying. I had no idea really that people was looking for me I had not fully in my young mind made that connection yet. I thought it was my bright light friend again but then I realized it was not his same comforting voice. But this voice said keep crying baby girl keep crying so we can find you! I didn't know I was in a wreck... my young toddler mind could not comprehend it. Every one was accounted for but me. The truck was totaled by a 18 wheeler. So I obey that strange voice and cried harder thinking I was doing good somehow. All the sudden a while later I felt a jult. I felt my body being tossed around. They had found me.... I was stuffed inside a large hard cased suitcase ( you know those from the 60-70-80's) laying safely inside on top of a pile of glass & twisted medal in the twisted up trunk bed.
One of the reasons they could not find me at first was when they looked in the rumble all they saw was metal, glass & luggage they did not know I was actually there some how in the suitcase. I had not started crying yet and they did not see my body. I had been upset the angel left me. But I realize as an adult now that had he not stopped talking to me to comfort me I would of never started to cry in fear. They wouldn't of found me in time. Because my mom's life was hanging on a thread and she wouldn't leave in the ambulance till she heard word I was alive. SO they thought I was gone somehow under it all. The angel I now know is whom I was speaking to when I saw a bright light consume me and pick me up and throw me in the dark place "the suit case" in an instant saved my life. I would of been chopped liver had he not done that for me. I remember even some of what the rescuers was saying.... O my God we found her she is here she is here and I heard loud cheers of lots of people. I heard my dads voice saying that is impossible. That suitcase was full and locked with a key.No one could explain what happen and how I got there but I knew. I tried to baby babel in my tears a nice man in light put me there. But I do not think anyone believed me. There was no time for me to of unlocked it and crawled in. I didn't even have the key and as a toddler not even realized it was locked or how to unlock one in the instant of a high speed wreck. I remember when the man in a suit of some sorts ( later I realized as I aged it was an EMT man.) opened the suit case and I saw the day light for that first time in what seemed forever. I knew something big somehow had just happen. He hugged me and said hey little girl your going to be ok. He climbed out with me as I heard some cheering. He handed me to my dad... I cried but my dad quickly handed me to a strange lady as he ran away saying take care of her.... he ran to the ambulance my mom refused to leave in her major condition till they found me alive. He said take her go go go go now,,,and I was crying for my mommy and wanted to see her. They said I had no time mommy had to go she had no time. I had no idea if I would ever see her again at that moment. I was then left with the strange lady for what seemed like a very long time until my Dad came back for me. I remember my auntie came up from hours away to take me home as my Dad stayed on with my mom. That is all I remember about the wreck. I felt honored to remember such detail at such a young age of this amazing event. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!! I can no longer sit silent holding these memories & experiences to myself. It is time to use them to recount the God things of God and bring him Glory!
I thought it would be fun to explore the benefits that ordinary houseplants hold for us humans. God created them all for a reason. I am super excited to share some of my findings with you today. Personally I love their bright presence in my home. Houseplants are just awesome.
Welcome readers to my second Tours of Home installment! I am so excited about today's house tour. It is of a fellow Homeschoolers house here in my fine state of North Carolina. She has such a talent for nesting her home for maximum coziness that I admire. Please welcome Sherry from ThriftMyHouse.
Her front door area is open & inviting as you enter. You see a lot of natural light dancing on the floor. Love it. I love her white door by the way it used to be stained. When she painted it white it made it look so fresh and made the impact of a bigger looking room I think!
Here is her sweet living room. I read her post recently on her Jute rug obsession and it is so cute. She shares all her new jute rugs in the house. My favorite one is in fact this one below in her living room. She really does think outside the box and makes it HERS. I would of never thought of layering a rug on top of a rug!
I just love this gallery wall. All the varieties of frames is delightful with reflections of their home life looking back at them daily!
Sherry used to have these curtains in her dinning room. But she wanted to use them in her bathroom area. So she cut the long curtains to fit her needs and made these fabulous no sew curtains! They work great in that space don't ya say?!
She really does Thrift her house. She even made this amazing sign for a Mothers Day gift from old baseboard that was laying around in her attic! Wow. Not a dime spent yet it simply is amazing and something you'd see for at least 20-30 dollars at a home store.
Welcome to Sherry's family laundry room where they tend so tidy to the needs of the family. And what better place to do it than this room! I love her fascination of numbers and how she has used them over the years from ornaments in her holiday flare to laundry room care! ( I made a little rhyme there)
She took an old armoire another part of her house and painted it white to place in her kids bed room. I think it looks so pretty & up to date with that cute little banner above it! I love the maps & countries pictures to. Just so amazing how it all ties together. Color simply pops and glows in all it's splendor more next to white!
Look at this dinning room wall. Packed with tons of sweet southern goodness I love the flow of it all.
In Sherry's Kitchen I love the way she took off only the cabinet around the sink's doors. Very nice way to display things. And look at her checkered flooring she actually replaced her floor for free! Look at her facet that is perfect with this floor. I think that floor goes well with her black & white & gray theme. It is beautiful! I really love the cabinets are not all white and she left the stain. It looks kinda vintage in there!
You have got to go by her site to see the before picture of her bed room. The transformation is amazing. I love this inviting room. It is such a peaceful looking relaxing place. Now look below at where she moved this white bench seat to!
Now instead of the bench seat she has this little bench at the foot of her bed she painted right up so cute after finding this sweet little bench for a $1.50!
Sherry had a hallway she wanted to redo that had nothing really going on in it. She really livened it up and tied it like a bow to match the rest of the house!
Here is a peek into her back yard garden. I love the Farmers Market sign she made with the mirror how cute. And the water hose wreath is darling. I love the pallet shelf too and it has inspired me to do some of my own!
Sherry thank you so much for allowing us a peek at your lovely home. It is so inviting & warm. I admire your uses of blacks & white & grays and really love the flow! You have tied the whole house in nicely together. I also admire the times you took things right from your own house and re-used them in a new way you really do thrift your own house and it has won my heart. I am forever a fan.
Ok at the Southern Womens Show in Raleigh this year I met the cutest couple. They are sweet as sugar. I think it might be why their business is called Two Lumps of Sugar? The love this couple shined through their communication with each other certainly gave due honor to the business name! Just to cute. And Denises husband was so very funny he should of been a comedian! Any how they ladened me with goodies to take home & review for you all.
I received the Trunkster Folding Storage Caddy, the Trunk Liner, & the Ruffle My Apron. First up for my review is the Ruffle My Apron. Oh my I get all vintage and giddy inside when I talk about aprons most certainly this one. Why you say? Well this apron is stain proof, & adjustable for any height women. It has ruffles.. hello!!!!!! It is the perfect addition to this little southern ladies kitchen. What is so funny as I was testing this apron, I cooked a meal while watching Andy Griffith Show and Aunt Bee came on screen wearing her apron, perfect timing. Wearing an apron is such a badge of honor to the homemaker. It is our uniform. It says mom is on the clock. I even have a small cleaning company I use my aprons for to home make for others. It is classic & classy yet all while doing it's duty of keeping you clean while you work. Aprons transcend time. I seriously believe the high quality of this apron even with years of use will provide the opportunity for this apron to be a family heir loom?!
My final thoughts on this apron. I can't get enough of it. I love it. The best apron I have reviewed to date. It is going to last for the long haul. This is far better than one you will find in the store I PROMISE!
Next up to make my job as a homemaker easier I got to review the Trunkster! A super large folding storage caddy for all sorts of goodies a lady must haul. You can use it for the market, the beach, picnic's what ever you can imagine the Trunkster is the caddy to do it with.
It came with a removable trunk liner that can hold your cold stuff. I love that it is removable because sometimes I may not need this. You can buy as many liners as you need and have 3 per caddy or just one. So versatile!
I also love the fact that the Trunkster is made from plastic bottles! How cool is that to take trash and turn it into new treasure!
We had a cookout coming up so I saw that as the perfect chance to try out my Trunkster at Walmart. It fit nicely into my cart.
The liner was so roomy to fit so many meats. I could of fit more than I needed to buy that day!
It held all my food I need to grab for the cookout in one bag. I was able to organize things into groups easily. I was so happy not to bring home a ton of plastic bags I would have to get rid of. This is so earth friendly y'all. Compartments are my thing and this has plenty of them for me!
Typically when I shop for so many things at once I would have to make trips back & forth from the car to the house with bags. Not with my Trunkster! I was able to lift it up & out alone on ONE trip! Wow.
The placement of the sturdy handles makes it easy to lift & carry. My shopping is now forever changed with this brilliant product!
I just have to award Two Lumps Of Sugar's products my Homemaker-Mom Seal of Approval. They have designed flawless products that I know I will enjoy for years to come. I love the fact they are business owners right here in Cary North Carolina too and I love to support small businesses so check them out on the web and start enjoying their products for yourself. These will in fact make super gifts!
I have discovered a new platform from which to shop, save on your purchases, and gain cash back. FOR REAL. With the cash back you can in the platform choose a charity you wish to give it too or use it for what ever else you may want. You can keep it for your own household needs. They pay via check or PayPal direct to you or submit to a charity online. I think this is a great idea! No more building points to wait forever for a gift card redemption. It is allowing your money to go farther. Giving Assistant is a free digital loyalty program, over 1,600 largest retailers, avg. of 5% cash reward after each online purchase.
You simply choose your retailer you wish to shop with first. Then just wait they will redirect you to the store. I chose Walamart through Giving Assistant for my first purchase with 4 percent cash back! A lot of stores are more.
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When I tried it out on my purchases I really did earn money back & fast! See below my screen shot and I made 2 small purchases all under 60 bucks for both. To of earned $1.89 back that fast was amazing. I am super excited about this program. Every step was super easy & fast. No efforts or hoops to jump through.
You have to choose how you want them to pay you if your not donating it all to charity. I like that pay via PayPal or check to your home. WOW!
Even if I choose to keep my money in my cash back and not donate it all to charity, Giving Assistant still makes a donation for each cash back purchase to Feeding America. What program out there is going to do that while your saving mega bucks & earning some of your hard earned money back WHILE feeding America? WOW this is the way to really be responsible with your dollar & make your self feel great about your purchases online.
Check out GivingAssistant.org for yourself today.
I normally do not award programs my Homemaker-Mom Seal of Approval but this time I simply must!
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