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Let’s Get Canning with Ball & #CanItForward Day on August 1

I love to can fruits and vegetables but really up until this year, my canning came from produce I got at the Farmer’s Market near my house.  This year though, I seem to have a green thumb and my gardens are producing crazy amounts of food so it is time to get my canning on!  Until now, I’ve been somewhat boring in my canning recipes: spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, pickles, blueberry sauce – nothing crazy. 

Time to #CanItForward Canning with Ball

But in honor of Can-It-Forward Day on August 1, my friend’s at Ball sent me a fun assortment of canning goodies including a canning and preserving cookbook that has over 500 recipes!  SCORE!

Time to #CanItForward Canning with Ball

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Ball Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway

Ball Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Ball

Hosted by:  Savory Savings 

Ball can It forward Giveaway July 30 - August 13

August 1 is International Can-It-Forward Day and now you can take part in this fun way!

On Saturday August 1st, Jarden Home Brands will host this year’s fifth annual Can-It-Forward Day, broadcast live online at FreshPreserving.com from 11AM – 4PM EST from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. An event celebrating the joys of fresh preserving, Can-It-Forward Day encourages gardeners & food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what “Made From Here” means to them by fresh preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. The webcast will have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast!

If you have always wanted to can or love to can – this is the giveaway for you!  In honor of Can-It-Forward day, Ball is giving away a voucher for a pack of canning jars!

If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Ball giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from July 30 through August 13, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

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Get organized & save more money with the Card Cubby

To borrow from a movie, like my mother before me, I am a shopper.  But I am also a super saver and that means I am usually toting around a purse full of shopping cards, gift cards and coupons.  It can be a real pain to dig around in my purse looking for the shopping card and while many stores now can look you up by phone number (though some can’t – grr!), I also like to keep pertinent gift cards and coupons with the cards as a reminder to use them and maximize my savings.  I recently received the Card Cubby, a new way to store and organize your cards so you don’t spend five minutes at the checkout digging for something you may never find!

Get organized & save more money with the Card Cubby

What did I think of the Card Cubby?

The Card Cubby is a super cute imitation leatherette pouch that can hold up to 40 plastic cards or 80 business cards.  It also has a zippered pocket inside to keep loose change and a clear plastic window on the back for your ID card. 

Get organized & save more money with the Card Cubby

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Card Cubby Giveaway

Card Cubby Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Card Cubby

Hosted by:  Savory Savings 

Co-hosted by: Tales from a Southern Mom

Card Cubby GIveaway July 29 - August 12

It can be impossible to keep track of all the different shopping and loyalty cards that we have for stores – mix in coupons and it starts to get crazy.  Or perhaps you are in a job and receive business cards when you meet people, but can never find it when you go looking for it.  Now there is a new way to keep yourself organized with any type of card that you receive…the Card Cubby!

The Card Cubby can hold 40 plastic cards or 80 business cards and organizes them alphabetically for ease of finding them later.  This attractive little pouch is perfect to throw in your purse or to keep in your car. 

How would you like to a win a Card Cubby of your own?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Card Cubby giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from July 29 through August 12, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Stylish Plus Size Workout Clothes & a Katie K Active Coupon Code!

Recently a friend of mine and I have been on the Groupon workout program.  What does that mean?  Well, it means if a workout class is on Groupon (or a similar deal site – we’re not choosy!) we are usually game to try it once or twice – we’ve done everything from trampoline class (holy cow!) to spin, pole class (the workout from giggling was almost as good as the class itself) to Bikram yoga.  Throughout all of these varying experiences, one thing that repeatedly comes up for us is the importance of comfortable workout clothes that actually work for us and that look good, too! I received a great new plus size workout outfit from Katie K Active in exchange for my honest opinion and I am IN LOVE!

Katie K Active plus size workout clothes

What did I think of the plus size workout clothes from Katie K Active?

Have you ever headed into the activewear area of stores and noticed that there usually isn’t much in the way of workout clothes for the curvier gals in the crowd?  I mean, let’s be honest – I want (okay, NEED) to workout more and finding something to wear while doing so shouldn’t be one of my biggest struggles, yet it continues to be.  That was something the founder of Katie K Active saw in her world as a personal trainer and set out to bring stylish plus size workout clothes to the womeKatie n of the world and they really are great. 

Katie K Active plus size workout clothes

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I went to Japan with Try The World in July (& I never left my house!)

If you are like me, you dream of traveling all around the world, but your budget keeps you WAY closer to home that you’d really like.  But now I have a new and affordable way to experience the world and other cultures right in my own home: the Try The World gourmet monthly subscription box!  Every other month you receive a new culture in a box from Try The World and you can experience the cuisine and so much more through these thoughtfully designed boxes.

Try the World Monthly Subscription Box Japan

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Plants vs Zombies Birthday Party Fun!

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know how we love to do birthday parties at our house and this year is no exception!  Miss LadyBug just turned six and that meant a big fun, birthday party that she is sure to remember.  Since her favorite game to play right now is Plants vs. Zombies, we knew that was going to be the birthday party theme for sure!  The thing is, you can’t just buy Plants vs. Zombies birthday party things, so we had to do it up ourselves!   I turned to Birthday In A Box to come up with a mix and match of great products to create a birthday party theme that she was going to love. 

Plants vs Zombies birthday party

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