Thrifty and Frugal Living

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Win It Wednesday {8/26} #WIW

Win it Wednesday giveaway link-up
Welcome to Win It Wednesday #28

The month is almost over and it's time for our final Win It Wednesday in August! That means this is the last chance to enter to win our $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (Ends August 31st, 2015!)  

If you are new here, we are happy to have you and hope you will join us again next Wednesday. If you are returning, we are excited to have you back! 

This month we will be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Be sure to check back and enter daily, or at least weekly, for more chances to win! Plus, don't forget to enter all the awesome giveaways added to the linky. New ones are added each week until Thursday so be sure to check back often over the next few days. 


SPONSORS: Also, if you would like to sponsor a prize for Win It Wednesday for your blog, product or brand, please contact Stephanie at sosimplystephanie@gmail.com. We would love to feature you on next week's Win It Wednesday! 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Win It Wednesday {8/19} #WIW

Win it Wednesday giveaway link-up
Welcome to Win It Wednesday #27

We are not only halfway through the month, but halfway through the week and that means it's time for Win It Wednesday! 

If you are new here, we are happy to have you and hope you will join us again next Wednesday. If you are returning, we are excited to have you back! 

This month we will be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Be sure to check back and enter daily for more chances to win! Plus, don't forget to enter all the awesome giveaways added to the linky. New ones are added each week until Thursday so be sure to check back often over the next few days. 


SPONSORS: Also, if you would like to sponsor a prize for Win It Wednesday for your blog, product or brand, please contact Stephanie at sosimplystephanie@gmail.com. We would love to feature you on next week's Win It Wednesday! 


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fit Snack #Healthy Subscription Box


**I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. This post also contains affiliate links which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase.**
  
I have always loved Fit Snack, but I am really happy to be working with them at this time of year. Why? It is back to school time! I have a hectic schedule this semester with full time school, full time work and an internship. I need healthy snacks to make sure I don't get off track. This month's Fit Snack box did not disappoint. 


-Yummari Endurance Bites- I received the chocolate chip flavor. This was surprisingly delicious considering the nutritional information. I would love to try more of these.


-Columbia County Flax Granola - I received Fruit and Berry. I was really excited to try this until I tasted it. I guess Flax is not my thing. There was a LOT of flax in this granola and little berries. I gave it away to a coworker who loved it.


- Skinny Pop Popcorn - This hit the spot one afternoon. I am not a huge popcorn fan, so I wouldn't buy it. It was lacking in flavor in my opinion. However, I wouldn't turn down another free sample of the stuff.


- Justin's Nut Butter - I received maple almond and I think I pretty much squeezed the life out of this little packet. I loved it! I am a huge peanut butter fan and I haven't had it in months, so this was a nice and healthier treat.


- Honey Stinger Energy Chews - In pink lemonade. First off, I must confess that these energy chews were outside the parameters of my healthier eating (I hate the term diet). However, they were also my most favorite thing in a subscription box EVER. These little energy bites were so sweet and tasty. Plus, I can always use an energy boost AND they have Vitamin C! Send me more please, Fit Snack. Pretty, Pretty Please.


- Level Life Protein Bars -I received double chocolatey chip. Fit Snack sent me an ENTIRE box!! Not just one protein bar...but four! I still have two left. These aren't my favorite snack, but they are low-carb and low-sugar. So, I was thrilled to receive them. Plus, a whole entire box...


-Trophy Nut Roasted Peanuts - I really only love peanuts covered in ice cream or chocolate, so these were not for me. My friend was very happy to receive them. So, they went to a good home.


- BONUS ITEM: Musclewerks DeTrim Capsules - I love bonus items. One dose is not really enough to tell if this stuff works, but I am still happy to try it. 


As you can see, I loved this Fit Snack box. This box was more than worth the cost of the subscription. Cheers to discovering more healthy snacks! I can't wait to see what Fit Snack sends out next.

SIGN UP HERE and receive a free gift!-----> Fit Snack Subscription Box 

 Do you receive Fit Snack? Do you receive a different subscription box? Tell me all about your subscription boxes in the comments. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Win It Wednesday {8/12} #WIW

Win it Wednesday giveaway link-up
Welcome to Win It Wednesday #26

It's time for another awesome giveaway link-up!

If you are new here, we are happy to have you and hope you will join us again next Wednesday. If you are returning, we are excited to have you back! 

This month we will be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Be sure to check back and enter daily, or at least weekly, for more chances to win! Plus, don't forget to enter all the awesome giveaways added to the linky. New ones are added each week until Thursday so be sure to check back often over the next few days. 


SPONSORS: Also, if you would like to sponsor a prize for Win It Wednesday for your blog, product or brand, please contact Stephanie at sosimplystephanie@gmail.com. We would love to feature you on next week's Win It Wednesday! 


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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tequila - The Little Man Who's Heart Was Too Big #SaveTequila



I told you that I would share my family emergency and the reason why I have been having a hard time writing. Well, my little one (Tequila) has heart disease. We have known for a few months that he has an enlarged heart and will always have breathing issues. However, we were only recently told that his time is very limited. 

I have been heartbroken. 

I love this dog more than I ever thought it was possible to love an animal. He is so much more than an animal or pet to me. He is my Son. I am his protector. His Mom. It kills me so much to not be able to protect him from this. 
I feel helpless. 


We have agreed that we will keep fighting for him as long as he is not in pain or suffering. He is already pretty spoiled, but we are surrounding him with as many of his favorite things as possible. The vet said that he could possibly have months. If we are lucky and the medicine works as we want it to...we could have a year.
 

 His treatment involves 5 medications which are not cheap. It also involves regular visits to the vet and several emergency visits when things progress suddenly (he has been rushed in and placed on oxygen twice now). There are also tests, x-rays, etc. There is a special test that is several hundred dollars and has to be done at a special vet in Tampa. This test is something we would like to get done, but can not afford it. We have racked up our credit cards. We have decided to ask for help on GoFundMe.

We are not the type of people that ask others for help. However, we could really use it. If you can donate at all, every bit would be appreciated. I would also really love any social media shares. This is his page: 


Prayers are also welcome and accepted. Thank You for reading and please check out his GoFundMe page.