My favorite grocery shopping app + a $50 Winco giveaway!

This conversation is sponsored by General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine

Do you remember what your favorite cereal was when you were a kid?
I still remember how good a box of Trix® smelled (like sweet lemons!) when you opened them,
and reading the back of the box, while devouring my breakfast.
I think my all time favorite has to be Cheerios® there was just something
about a bowl of cereal that always started the day right.  My kids love them now too, but
it’s a close tie with Lucky Charms® depending on who you ask!




I learned about the Ibotta app recently, which saves time looking for coupons and deals, plus it
pays me back every time I use it. Featured on shows like Good Morning America, ABC News & Katie Couric,
this cool app is the #1 choice for savvy shoppers looking to earn rebates, rewards, coupons, deals and
discounts that can all be turned into cash, with the ease of using your mobile device. [Read more…]

Building stronger bones together #ViactivYoursAndHers

I have to admit up until now I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about my bones, or bone loss. But I am turning 43 this month, and I have been thinking about ways I can incorporate more calcium into my diet. Did you know that 70% of us gals on average are calcium deficient? I have thought that I had a fairly calcium-rich diet, but reassurance that I am easily getting 100% of the daily recommended amount of calcium, plus vitamins D3 and K is what I need at this point.

I recently tried Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews, and I really liked how convenient they were. The #1 reason I don’t take my vitamins or forget to, is the giant bottles up in the cupboard. These are individually wrapped so it’s really easy to toss a couple in my purse or bag as I head out the door. And, they are available at many of the places I already shop like Walmart, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target, Walgreens and

Viactiv also has a 15th Birthday Bash Giveaway! For the months of April, May, June and July between the 4th and 15th of each month you can enter to win two canisters of Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews. One for you, and one for someone you love, to build strong bones together! Fifteen winners are chosen on the 15th of each month, for a total of 60 winners, not bad! Winners will be announced on the Viactiv Facebook Page, learn more at and

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Goose Creek Candle Co. Review & A Giveaway Too!

I am so excited to bring you my first giveaway here at twelveOeight! The lucky winner will walk away with a fabulous candle from the American Heirloom series from Goose Creek Candle Co. ~and~ a $50 Visa card for being so fantastic.  Not bad!
We all know how awesome Visa cards are, but let me tell you about my experience with Goose Creek Candle Co.  I checked out the Orange Clove fragrance and I love it.  I have an entire shelf in my pantry dedicated to burners, scented cubes, candles, jar candles, and it has been a long time since I smelled a candle like this, if ever.  The fragrance is strong, but not overpowering.  And I know something smells good when my family stops and asks me what I am burning.  I spend a lot of time in my home, and I want my environment to feel cozy and relaxing.  Candles and decorating play a big part in creating that feeling in our homes.
I have so much fun decorating for fall, primping, hot-gluing and just enjoying making my home pretty.  To go with all of my fall decor I really wanted a great new scent to kick off the season.  The day my shipment arrived I was super excited.  I was wondering how you ship big jar candles and now I know, like Fort Knox is inside the box.  So, another concern about ordering online is gone.  Fragrance, check! Shipping quality, check!

I have my Orange Clove candle in my kitchen right now and it is surrounded by all of my favorite fall garlands, pumpkins, and decor I love so much. 
Onto our giveaway: The giveaway lasts one week, and the lucky winner will be notified by email within 48 hours after the giveaway is closed.  If you are a no-reply blogger please make sure that I have your email address so I can contact you.
Thank you again Goose Creek Candle Co. for taking part in our very first giveaway here at twelveOeight! Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.  Thank you and good luck!

Disclosure: Please note this sponsored post was written after reviewing products provided to me by Goose Creek Candle Co.  I was compensated for this review, however all opinions are 100% mine.

Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: And these awesome parties: