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Say hello to a change in seasons by changing your look! Be chic and comfy with the Old Navy Item of the Week:  Women’s Tie-Waist Sweaters. A shawl collar & tie-belt are a fab combo for dressy or casual style. Either way they’re: $20, reg. $39.50, 8/20–8/26. In-store only.  Not a typo, $20.  

At that price, the Women’s Tie-Waist Sweaters are a fall must-have.  What’s on your must have list for fall?  Old Navy boots, a new lightweight jacket or dare we say, both?
 
Three Boys and an Old Lady Loves Old Navy
Get a glimpse of the fall must-have at Facebook.com/OldNavy under the “Weekly Ad” tab. While you’re there, dig around for this week’s highest-value, unlimited coupon: $10 off $50. Click the “Barker’s Bones” tab-play once a week for super savings! Happy digging!  

The Giveaway
Old Navy and M80 have generously offered to give five fast and furious lucky visitors to a $50 off $100 printable coupon each!  What are you waiting on!!!
Act fast, this giveaway ends at Friday, August 20 at 12:00 PM NOON (EST) 
Coupons are valid  8/20 – 8/26

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below with an item on your must have list for Fall.  (Anonymous posters please make sure you leave your email address) 

Extra Entries (optional): please make sure you do the required entry first! Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, i.e. 1 comment=1 entry.
  • “Like” Old Navy on Facebook (1 extra entry)
  • Follow my blog publicly (2 extra entries, leave 2 comments)
  • Subscribe to my feed via RSS and leave your email address (2 extra entries, leave 2 comments)
  • Follow 3Boys_OldLady on Twitter

Disclosure:  Thanks to M80 for allowing me to participate in this blog campaign.

With 25 years experience providing quality printing services, UPrinting is one of the most trusted leaders in  online printing.  UPrinting offers economical, fast, reliable service, complimentary proofs, quick turnaround and even design support services. 
Do you have something you’d like to promote?  UPrinting’s postcard printing and marketing can help design the postcard to meet your business needs.  Whatever you’re promoting your business, an event at school or church, there’s sure to be a design to meet your printing needs.  I use UPrinting postcards to promote school events and as thank you notes.  
One of the things I like most about UPrinting is that there are so many different design options to choose from.  Here’s one of the postcard designs I’m considering for our “Back to School Nite”.
What do you think thus far? 
Buy it:  Visit UPrinting.com 

Win It:  One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady follower will win 
                100 4×6 Postcards   
                14pt Cardstock Gloss   
                4 Color Both Sides Printing

Giveaway is open to residents of U.S. and ends at 11:59 PM on 9/3/10. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

Mandatory Entry:  Visit UPrinting.com and leave a comment below telling me what you’d use the postcards for if you won.  You must be a follower of Three Boys and an Old Lady [Follow button located on the right] to win.  
Extra Entries:  There are tons of ways to earn extra entries in this fab giveaway!
  1. Visit Uprinting.com and leave a comment below with another product you’d like to have
  2. Follow Three Boys and an Old Lady on Twitter [1 entry]
  3. Like UPrinting on Facebook and write a wall post saying “Three Boys and an Old Lady sent me.  ” [2 entries, leave 2 separate comments]
  4. Tweet this:  “@3Boys_OldLady wants to know what are YOU printing from @UPrinting#giveaway ends 9/3. Visit http://ow.ly/2rY90 AND enter to win today!  Be sure to leave a link to your tweet in your comment below.   [1 entry, may be done twice daily] 
  5. Grab my button and leave a link showing where I can find it in your comment below [5 entries, leave 5 separate comments]
  6. Enter another Three Boys and an Old Lady Giveaway.  Be sure to let me know which giveaway you entered. [2 entries, leave 2 separate comments]
  7. Blog about this giveaway.  You must leave link to your post in your comment below. [5 entries, leave 5 separate comments]
  8. Post this giveaway on a linky site.  You must leave link to the linky site in your comment below.  [5 entries, leave 5 separate comments]
  9. Comment on a non-giveaway post.  Be sure to let me know which post you commented on in your comment below [2 entries, leave 2 separate comments]

Disclosure: This product was provided to me free of charge. I have not received any monetary compensation from UPrinting.com or its subsidiaries. The opinions expressed in this post are my own honest thoughts and have in no way been influenced by receipt of this product.  

Is it me or does it seem like every shoe manufacturer has a shoe designed to help you get in shape this year.  Remember the first time you saw someone walking around in those elevated, oddly shaped, “exercise” shoes?  C’mon, admit it you laughed didn’t you?
Well, when hubby came home and saw me standing nearly 2 inches taller in the pair of black sandals TrimTreads sent me for review, he laughed so hard the youngest of Los Tres Amigos came in to see what was so funny.  I’m glad he didn’t come home any sooner or he would have seen me trying to learn to walk in these fitness shoes and believe you me it is is a learning experience.
Wear your Trim Treads for 30 minutes a day while standing and going about your normal everyday routine.  Trust me, you will get a workout.  I felt my calf muscles just after a few minutes of walking around my house.  I also tried some of the toning exercises including in the Trim Treads handout and could feel the “burn” in my hamstrings.  Overall, I think they’re a great find.
Some of the benefits Trim Treads cites on their website include:
  • Increase leg strength.
  • Greatly improve circulation in the legs and feet, reducing swelling.
  • Improve posture and lessen low back pain naturally.
  • Greatly improve balance and inner core strength, improving back health.
  • Inexpensive.
Trim Treads are available in sandal, boot and clog styles and in several colors.  

Buy it:  Visit the online store at  Trim Treads 
Sandals retail for $39.99; Clogs $60.00; and Boots $80.00

Win It:  Pair of Trim Treads Sandals in your choice of size and color for one lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady follower.

Giveaway is open to residents of U.S. and Canada and ends at 11:59 PM on 9/1/10. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

Mandatory Entry:  Visit Trim Treads and leave a comment below with your favorite Trim Treads sandal color.  You must be a follower of Three Boys and an Old Lady [Follow button located on the right] to win. 

Extra Entries:  There are tons of ways to earn extra entries in this fab giveaway!
  1. Visit Trim Treads website and tell me something you’ve learned
  2. Follow Three Boys and an Old Lady on Twitter [1 entry]
  3. Like Trim Treads on Facebook and write a wall post saying “Three Boys and an Old Lady sent me.  ” [2 entries, leave 2 separate comments]
  4. Tweet this:  “Get fit w/ Trim Treads and @3Boys_OldLady  #giveaway ends 9/1. Visit http://ow.ly/2rwyx AND enter to win today!“.  Be sure to leave a link to your tweet in your comment below.   [1 entry, may be done twice daily] 
  5. Grab my button and leave a link showing where I can find it in your comment below [5 entries, leave 5 separate comments]
  6. Enter another Three Boys and an Old Lady Giveaway.  Be sure to let me know which giveaway you entered. [2 entries, leave 2 separate comments]
  7. Blog about this giveaway.  You must leave link to your post in your comment below. [5 entries, leave 5 separate comments]
  8. Post this giveaway on a linky site.  You must leave link to the linky site in your comment below.  [5 entries, leave 5 separate comments]
  9. Comment on a non-giveaway post.  Be sure to let me know which post you commented on in your comment below [2 entries, leave 2 separate comments]

Disclosure: This product was provided to me free of charge. I have not received any monetary compensation from Trim Treads or its subsidiaries. The opinions expressed in this post are my own honest thoughts and have in no way been influenced by receipt of this product.  





Yesterday the temperature plummeted to an astonishing 95 degrees.  95!  Needless to say it has been unseasonably warm this summer.  On a hot summer day there is nothing better than a glass of ice, cold water.  Unlike some in my family, I don’t drink a lot of water.  I know health and nutrition classes taught us we should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but I don’t.  Even more than that I’m not a huge fan of flavored waters either. 
Most flavored waters are too sweet for my liking so I was a bit skeptical at first thinking this would be the case with the samples of hint Unsweetened Essence Water I received.  Yet, the taste was a welcomed surprise.  Just as the name implies you get a hint of flavor.  hint is purified water and contains 0 calories.  It is available in 10 delicious flavors:  Pear, Strawberry-Kiwi, Lime, Watermelon, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Mango-Grapefruit, Honeydew-Hibiscus, Blackberry, Raspberry-Lime and Cucumber.  If you have never tried cucumber flavored water, you are in for a refreshing treat 

hint is a wonderful alternative to plain, old boring water, soda and other sugary beverages.

hint may be found at several retail outlets including Whole Foods, Ralph’s and some area Starbucks Coffee shops.  I found hint at a local market using the store locator on the website.You can also purchase hint online and take advantage of the free ground shipping on U.S. shipments.

Overall, I found hint flavored essence waters to be refreshing when chilled and enjoyed the subtle flavor element.  For a little spice, hint  can be added to your favorite cocktail recipe and there are several recipes on their website.
So much so, I finished this entire 16 oz. bottle while writing this post.  2 servings down…6 to go.
For more hint, visit their website:  http://www.drinkhint.com
“Like” hint on Facebook or follow Hint_Water on Twitter

Disclosure:   I received a sample of Hint Unsweetened Essence Water for review in exchange for writing this post.  I did not receive any form of compensation from the manufacturer..  All opinions expressed in this post are mine and not influenced in any way by receipt of the review product. 
 

Food is a necessity.  Good food is a choice.  I am always on the lookout for fab finds and struck gold with Wings of Nature Nutrition Bars.  Wings of Nature offers delicious, natural and nutritious snack foods.  Recently, Three Boys and an Old Lady was sent samples of the Almond Raisin and Cranberry Crunch Bars.  The bars are organic, full of fresh nuts, seeds and fruits, gluten free, naturally sweetened, filling and very tasty.

Cranberry Crunch Bar

The Cranberry Crunch bar packs a lot of nutrition for a 1.4 oz bar.  There are big chunks of dried cranberry, raisins and seeds and is only 170 calories.  The organic Agave and brown rice syrups provide just enough sweetness.

Almond Raisin Bar

The Almond Raisin Bar contains whole almonds, juicy raisins, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.  Unlike other nutrition bars you can look at Wings of Nature bars and quickly identify the ingredients. 

Wings of Nature Nutrition Bars may be purchased in some local markets or online
Follow Wings of Nature on Facebook or Twitter

Disclosure:   I received a sample of Wings of Nature Nutrition Bars for review in exchange for writing this post.  I did not receive any form of compensation from the manufacturer..  All opinions expressed in this post are mine and not influenced in any way by receipt of the review product. 

The recent health care laws have brought to light some of our greatest fears.  Truth is, we’ve got a problem with the health care system in this country and have yet to find a solution.  In his book, Health Scare, health care industry veteran, Rene P. Moret, dissects the problem and encourages us to transition our thinking of how to solve the health care crisis and focus on understanding the problem as a means of solving it. 

Moret introduces the concepts of “Well Care” and “Sick Care” and clues readers in to what distinguishes one type of car from the other and discusses reasons why health care in the United States continue to skyrocket.

My thoughts:   Moret’s book comes at a time when our nation is still reeling from last year’s health care debate.  The insurance industry realizes something needs to change.  Elected officials realize something needs to change.  The business world realizes something needs to change.  Everyone seems to realize something needs to change but no one seems to have any idea as to what to do.  Some of the ideas presented in Moret’s book seem plausible but it’s Moret’s explanation of some of the complicated concepts presented in the recently passed health care bill that I appreciate.  Moret understands Americans are afraid and don’t quite understand much of the verbiage of the bill and helps the reader get a better grasp of the bill and the “truth behind America’s Health Care Crisis”. 


Click here to read an excerpt of HealthScare.  

Disclosure:   I received a book for review in exchange for writing this post.  I did not receive any form of compensation from the publisher..  All opinions expressed in this post are mine and not influenced in any way by receipt of the review product.