Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Returns to Regal Cinemas this Halloween Weekend!

This Halloween weekend, Friday, October 28th – Monday, October 31st, you can celebrate the Halloween holiday with Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie and more as Disney’s beloved classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS returns for a limited engagement exclusively in over 200 Regal cinemas locations nationwide!

Tickets are now on sale at select Regal theaters. Participating theaters include locations in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. For tickets and information, visit: http://regmovi.es/tnbc2016.

Monday, October 24, 2016

How Does Foster Farms Help You Do Game Day? #FosterFarmsGameday

For my family and I, football season is more than about the games being played, it's about family.  Whether we're sitting at a high school football field on a Friday night watching my son's team play or whether we're sitting at home in front of the television set watching one of our favorite teams play, it's always more than about the game because we're doing it as a family and making memories in the process. Since football games and snacking seem to go hand in hand, I'm super excited to be partnering with Foster Farms this college football season who generously provided me with some free coupons so that I could purchase some Foster Farms snacks to serve my family on game day. In my home, we're particularly fond of our Ohio teams, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes, who faced the Penn State Nittany Lions this past Saturday (10/22).  Even though they didn't win their game, the Foster Farms snacks served were a big hit.

Foster Farms Mini Honey Crunchy Corn Dogs are perfect game day snack to serve your family and/or friends while watching your favorite college football team play. They not only taste great with a bit of sweetness in every bite, they are also perfectly portioned and great for dipping. Cooked in the oven, they are ready in about 15 minutes. They can also be cooked in the microwave or the deep fryer and be ready even quicker. On game day, you can skip serving these mini corn dogs with just boring ketchup and mustard only. You can jazz things up a bit by getting creative and serving them with any or all of these fun dip/sauce recipes below. We tried ours with the Comeback Sauce. 

Who is your favorite college football team and which of the below dip/sauce recipes would you serve on game day to go with your Foster Farms Mini Corn Dogs?

Comeback Sauce Recipe

(I found this recipe on Pinterest via She Wears Many Hats)

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (like Texas Pete)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth. 
  2. Cover and store refrigerated until ready to serve. 

White BBQ Sauce - Alabama White Sauce

I found this recipe on Pinterest via Plain Chicken)

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup white vinegar 
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish 
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. 

Cheese Dipping Sauce

(I found this recipe on Pinterest via Cincy Shopper)

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  1. Allow milk to warm to room temperature. 
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle flour over melted butter while stirring to form a roux. Then cook for several minutes. 
  4. Gradually add milk to roux while whisking to form a well blended mixture. 
  5. Cook about 5 minutes until thickened. 
  6. Gradually add in the cheese while stirring constantly until it is melted and smooth. 
  7. Serve hot. 
  8. If you would like to spice things up add 2 teaspoons hot sauce and 1 teaspoon chili powder.  

Sweepstakes and Giveaway

Foster Farms is currently running a game day sweepstakes. All you have to do is post a photo or video (less than 2 minutes) with #FosterFarmsGamedaySweepstakes and you could with a $100 retailer gift card plus be entered to win a $1000 Game Day Party or VIP trip for 4 to the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, CA. For Foster Farms Game Day Sweepstakes official rules visit:


Foster Farms is also going to give one Precisely Mine reader (open to US residents only) $50 worth of full price vouchers for Foster Farms products. 

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*I received free product coupons from Foster Farms in exchange for this post, however, no other form of compensation was received. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review of Simply Earth Essential Oil Box #eorecipebox #simplyearth

A while back, I became fascinated by essential oils and even started a small collection of basic oils. Wanting to use essential oils for more than just diffusing, I also got a DIY book of essential oil recipes so that I could blend my own massage oils, lotions, and perfumes, create beauty and home cleaning products, and even blend remedies for a range of ailments. What I ended up learning was that most of these recipes required essential oils that I didn't yet have and that essential oils can be quite costly. 

If you've followed by blog long enough, you also know that I'm a huge fan of subscription boxes so when I heard about Simply Earth, a monthly subscription box containing a curated selection of essential oil recipes, including all the key ingredients you need to make them, I was immediately intrigued. For $39 a month (which is about the price of just one bottle from the big guys), you'll receive 5 essential oils, 5-7 recipes, recipe ingredients, and recipe containers, as well as extras such as labels and ribbon to make your recipes. All Simply Earth oils are tested 100% pure with no additives or fillers, just pure nature plant goodness. 

November's Simply Earth Essential Oil Box that I received has a Christmasy theme to it and includes 5 essential oils, including rosemary, pine, and Frankincense,  as well as a mini spray bottle, a mini Mason jar, a couple of glass bottles, some ribbon, tulle, labels, and 6 recipe cards. Using the included recipes, I was able to easily blend some nice holiday scents to use in my diffuser or spray throughout my home, as well as a Christmas Air Freshener. There was also a recipe for DIY Scented Ornaments, which I'll make with my niece a little closer to Christmas. 

I am absolutely in love with this box. The scents are wonderful and very natural smelling. The recipes are very easy to follow and since all the key ingredients are included in the box you don't have to have a lot of extra materials to make the recipes. I know that it's hard to just order one Mason jar or a couple of glass bottles as these are usually sold in bulk. I have very minimal experience with essential oils and I've enjoyed this box immensely. In fact, someone with no experience with essential oils at all would feel like a seasoned pro with this box. There is even room for those who are on the crafty side to add their special extra touches.

You should definitely also check out the inspiring story of how Simply Earth got started. As Simply Earth is a "company that advocates for the voiceless, empowers their employees, and allows buyers to change the world," 13% of their profits are donated to organizations that are changing the world, such as organizations fighting to end human trafficking. 

Precisely Mine readers who sign up for a Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box, can use code PTFREEDIF to receive a free essential oil diffuser with their subscription. You can sign up here:  https://simplyearth.com/pages/subscription-box.

You can also follow Simply Earth on social media:

*Disclosure:  I received a free Essential Oil Recipe Box from Simply Earth in order to write this review. However, no other compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Send Your Girls Back to School With Heat Holders Leggings

The kids in my area have been back to school now for 6 weeks, which means I've attended six high school football games so far, and each one has been laden with young kids. Watching all these kids run around, especially the tween/teen girls, there's one thing I can say for certain and that is they love to wear leggings. They can pair them with just about anything...boots, flats, sneakers, tank tops, tees, sweaters...you name it. Fall is almost in full force in Ohio, which means cooler weather, and I couldn't imagine leggings providing much protection from cool weather, especially during a Friday night football game. 

However, Heat Holders Leggings aren't like ordinary leggings.  These 0.52 TOG Thermal Leggings are made from an advanced insulating yarn and have a soft-brushed inner pile that maximizes the amount of warm air held close to the skin, providing high performance insulation. Heat Holders provided my 12-year-old niece with a free pair of their leggings in black for review (they also come in navy, brown, and purple). When they arrived they looked so tiny that I could never imagine them fitting her but they have built-in stretch and they ended up fitting her perfectly. They are made of 93% Polyester and 7 % Elastane and have an elasticated waistband and a comfort gusset panel, making them comfortable to wear all day. They are also a tad bit thicker than most leggings I've seen, making these the perfect leggings to wear during the cold weather months. 

My niece wears leggings several days a week. In the particular picture above, she paired her Heat Holders Leggings with a casual midi dress. These are now her most comfortable pair of leggings and the only ones that can keep her warm and toasty when the weather is cold, especially at Friday night football games, so she can stay stylish all year round.

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*Disclosure:  Heat Holders provided me with a free pair of leggings in exchange for my honest review.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Review of Augusta Aviator Sunglasses at GlassesShop.com

I was first introduced to GlassesShop.com a little over a year ago when I reviewed a pair of their Moulineaux Aviator sunglasses, which I still love. I was contacted by them again to review another pair and I was instantly drawn to yet another pair of aviators, this time the Augusta Aviator in silver.

Ironically, my mom and I were just talking about sunglasses a couple of days ago while we were sitting in the hot, bright sun waiting for my son's football game to start. She was complaining that she could never seem to find a pair of affordable sunglasses that she liked that actually blocked the sun efficiently. I told her that she needed to stop searching department stores and gas stations and start searching for glasses online, specifically at GlassesShop.com where they are both stylish and affordably priced. My mom also wears prescription glasses and I told her that GlassesShop.com even carries prescription sunglasses.

The Augusta Aviator sunglasses are priced at $29.95. They are made from high quality metal material with silver mirror coating polarized lenses. They have the classical aviator design. They are unisex sunglasses and are a great choice for both men and women.  

These frames seem to be sturdily made. They were a bit stiff at first and wouldn't freely open or close completely but applying a tad bit of force corrected this issue. The mirrored lenses are quite impressive and are definitely eye catching. While I can see out of these lenses perfectly fine, you have to be up pretty close to me to see my eyes.  They seem to block out the sun fairly well. These sunglasses are not so tight that they give me a headache but not so loose that they slip off my nose either and they are very comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. I love the classic style of these Augusta Aviator sunglasses with contemporary mirrored lenses.  These sunglasses came with a plastic protective case and a cleaning cloth. Whether I'm driving my car or sitting at my son's football game, these are great sunglasses to have.

How would you like to receive 50% off a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded) from GlassesShop? Just use coupon code GSHOT50 at checkout at http://www.glassesshop.com/ to receive this special offer.

Stay connected with GlassesShop on Facebook and Twitter for deals, eye care tips, and more! 

*Disclosure:  I received a free pair of sunglasses from GlassesShop in exchange for my honest review. However, no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Win Tons of School Supplies to Donate to the School of Your Choice!

I've been a fan of Shoplet for years and it's one of my favorite places to shop for office supplies and school supplies. I have a son who is a junior in high school and I care immensely about his education. He goes to a wonderful school and has some wonderful teachers and coaches who all care about his education as well. I was super excited yesterday when I found out that Shoplet is hosting a special campaign to thank our schools and is partnering with some of my favorite brands, including House of Doolittle, Avery, Pilot, Lyson, and Roaring Springs and will award one deserving school with the gift of learning.  Shoplet believes that every child deserves to have the education they need to live out their dreams. It's their hope that by providing even just one school with some of the supplies they need, our children will be able to get just a little bit closer to fulfilling their ambitions. They want to help close the education gap and provide an even playing field for all kids. 

On your behalf, one lucky school could win a huge bundle of assorted school supplies. We're talking over 1000 Pilot and Schneider pens, 2 huge cases of Neenah and Georgia Pacific paper, over 100 boxes of Ticonderoga pencils and assorted Lysol cleaning products, 3 large cases of Lion, C-Line, and Roaring Springs folders, 30 packs of various Avery products, 1 case of teacher planners, 24 world maps from House of Doolittle, and 1 massive whiteboard from Iceberg. 

You have until October 3rd to get your entries in and win this amazing prize for the school of your choice.  You can enter to win at the link below. 


Shoplet is also offering Precisely Mine readers a 20% off coupon. Just use coupon code SHOPLETFORSCHOOLS20 at checkout at Shoplet.com.