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Stag Party Checklist: What You Need for the Perfect Night Out

This blog post has been sponsored by Limousine Royalty. The company has compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to review their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.

A stag party is an important send-off for any man before they start married life. Planning a memorable party doesn’t have to be expensive, but it is a good idea to arrange several activities to make sure that the weekend goes smoothly.

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This is a guide to planning the ultimate stag party.

Budget

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Make sure that there is enough money to cover the trip and do all the planned activities. It is not fun to fly to a new city and find that no-one has enough money to go out and enjoy themselves. Make sure to set aside money well in advance and pre-book any activities.

Location

The first thing to plan is the location of the stag do: will it be at home or somewhere abroad? A trip abroad can be the perfect way to experience a different climate and culture, whilst having the stag party in the groom’s hometown can be a good opportunity to save some money whilst having a great time. Draw up a shortlist of different places and do some research before making the final decision.

Transport

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Traveling in style at a Stag Party is important. Why not book some stylish limousines in Perth or hire some classic cars to cruise around Prague? This will make traveling easier, rather than having to rely on fleets of taxis.

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Quality limousines in Perth by Limousine Royalty are perfect for large groups of people, as the cars have plenty of room for people to unwind in. Hiring a limo for the weekend can also be more cost-effective than using a fleet of taxis to go everywhere.

Activities

It is important not to get bored during a Stag Party, so plan different activities which will keep everyone entertained. Try to keep the activities varied: for example, why not go quad biking in the morning and wine tasting in the afternoon? There will be dozens of different things to do in whichever city the stag party is being held. Choose activities carefully: there is no point arranging to go to a pottery class if everyone would prefer to go bungee jumping off a bridge instead.

Be careful not to plan too many different things to do because this can make the weekend feel rushed and can also tire people out before the Stag Party is over.

Nightlife

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If going out at night is important to the groom and the rest of the group, there is no point having the stag party in a sleepy little town with no bars or clubs. Make sure to choose a city with plenty of bars so the group can relax with a drink as the day draws to a close. If the group wants to do something livelier, choose a city with good nightclubs and music venues. This means that there won’t be any boring evenings spent stuck in the hotel with nothing to do.

Follow this guide and any stag party should be a complete success!

#SeizeYourPoiseMoment with Poise Thin-Shape Pads

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Late last year, we highlighted the newest innovative product to hit the incontinence market, Poise Impressa. Today we’re happy to share the latest from the brand, the Poise Thin-Shape Pads. We love walking the city, especially during the summer, so when my mom (a long time fan of Poise products) comes to visit, I always encourage (she’ll say force) her to join me in trekking the city. I’m an avid believer in making the most out of life and experiencing as much as you can. Great moments make great memories, so I am always up for seizing and creating wonderful moments. My mom and I usually stay out all day, which means making sure we have all we need to take on the day away from home, especially on days that are extremely hot and humid. For me, it is essential to make sure she’s comfortable, especially as she’s older. For her, that means adding Poise Thin-Shape Pads to the staple of items she needs.

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The day begins with her being comfortable, not just in the clothing she wears, but also feeling confident that she won’t suffer any accidental leaks throughout the day so that naturally means stopping by our local RiteAid to stock up on Poise Thin-Shape Pads. Easy to find in the incontinence section, and with a package that includes a 66-count, stocking up on these ultra thin pads is a breeze. The new Poise Thin-Shape Pads are 40% thinner than the original Poise pads, making it perfectly thin enough to fit in her makeup bag.

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Because summer days can be incredibly hot, making sure we’re fully prepared is key, so if you or someone you love is incontinent and wants to enjoy a day without worry, check out the checklist in the following tutorial on the must-have items you or your loved one needs before heading out:

Things to make sure to have in your bag to stay fresh on a hot summer day:

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Water – For a long time, my mother didn’t drink much water away from home because she was afraid of accidents, but on these 90+ degree days, there is no escaping staying hydrated for health reasons. Thanks to the Poise Impressa and now the new Poise Thin-Shape Pads, she no longer worries about that and commits to staying hydrated.

Makeup Wipes – Anyone who’s been out in the incredible heat knows your beauty can end up running like it was Niagara Falls, plus if you’re wearing flip-flops, get ready for some dirty feet. Having makeup wipes, instead of regular wipes gives you the benefit of not only keeping you fresh and clean, its hydrating ingredients is great for your skin.

Fan – My mom and I love fans, the femininity of it, the drama of it, plus it’s a great way to keep cool when you’re moving in between air conditioned environments. We both always make sure to keep one in our bags for those times when the heat is especially high.

Poise Thin Shape Pads – While you’ll naturally leave the house wearing one, I advise carrying an extra just in case, especially if you’ll be out for most of the day. Because they’re ultra thin, you can fit multiple in your makeup bag, purse, etc. So walk all you want, laugh all you want, and shop all you want. The thin flex technology featured in Poise Thin Shape Pads moves seamlessly with your body keeping you protected and comfortable.

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Hats – Fashionable and beneficial, a fabulous hat will keep you looking good and will keep the sun at bay, and help keep your makeup on your face longer.

Snacks/Fruit – Just as staying hydrated is important, having a healthy snack is essential. While we usually pop into a restaurant to grab lunch, etc, keeping snacks like fruit is a must as the heat and sun can drain your energy.

As you can see, there’s no reason to let incontinence stop you from enjoying life and making the most of your day. My mom is walking more, and actually many times insists on staying out longer to experience the more of what the city has to offer. There’s nothing stopping you from making and capturing those wonderful life moments. Are you ready to seize your moments with Poise Thin-Shape Pads? Stop at your local RiteAid to #SeizeYourPoiseMoment.

When Hunger Strikes Grab New SNICKERS Crisper for #Satisfaction

This blog post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks/MARS. The company has compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to review their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. #satisfaction, #spon

We all react to hunger differently. When those hunger pangs hit, some of us get tired and confused, some get irritated, many get down right angry. We go beyond just feeling hungry and angry, we fall somewhere between rabid and scary, making us the unholy combination of “RABARY”. If you haven’t noticed from the amount of food and snacks we cover on this blog, we’re very much a foodie and a snack lover, so we thoroughly enjoy not being hungry, but on those rare occasions where hunger hits us……watch out! we’re definitely no longer cute when we’re hungry. That’s why we were extremely happy to be introduced to the latest satisfying snack, SNICKERS Crisper.

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These delicious pieces of edible joy offer the same chocolatey goodness from the Snickers you already know and love, with a satisfying crunch! SNICKERS Crisper deliciously combines crisped rice and peanuts, topped with a layer of gooey caramel, and coated in creamy Snickers brand milk chocolate.

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Just look at the layers of yumminess jammed packed into every delicious bite. These delectable bites of crispy, chocolatey goodness are the perfect snack to help tame the hunger beast that we turn into when we’re hungry.

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There are many ways to enjoy the new SNICKERS Crisper. The tasty anytime snack, which boasts 100 calories per chocolate square, is available in three size options, the individual single pack holds two pieces, allowing you to enjoy one Crisper now and save the other one for later; the SNICKERS Crisper 4 to Go pack, which contains four pieces of the delicious treat, and the medium 12-count, fun-size bag, boasting individually wrapped squares for a satisfying snack you can share with your friends and family when hunger strikes them.

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Want to try these delicious squares for yourself, find full-size SNICKERS Crispers, 4 to Go packs or a bag of Fun size bag at your local Walmart or on www.walmart.com.

Wocket Wallet: The Smartest Wallet You’ll Ever Own

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For years, we’ve carried a large, bulky wallet. Why do you ask? Because along with receipts, our credit and debit cards, we have amassed a collection of loyalty cards for almost everything. We have loyalty and frequent visitor cards for several airlines, supermarkets, restaurants and other eateries, beauty retailers, mass merchants, major retail stores, and so on, so of course we needed a wallet big enough to hold all of those cards. And because we carry all our loyalty and credit cards every single day, we always have to carry a large handbag (as you will see below, our wallet is not built for small purses). Thanks to the geniuses at NXT-ID, we will be able to reduce not only our wallet size but our handbag size as well. How? It’s all thanks to the wonderful creation of a digital wallet that is surely the world’s smartest wallet, Wocket Wallet.

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If you’re like us and suffer from “overstuffed and/or over-sized wallet syndrome”, this Electronic Wallet is a must. Thanks to the WocketSmartWallet, we’re now in the market for something thin, like a card holder or leather billfold, just to carry cash and receipts, everything else goes into our Wocket Wallet. As we transfer all our giftcards, etc to this Ewallet, we still can’t believe how slimmer our usual wallet is becoming. It’s wonderful going from our huge wallet to the very compact Wocket Wallet. Everything was so easy to use and our inner techy gets very excited every time we use it.

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The first time we used our Wocket Wallet was at the Supermarket. We usually take our entire wallet with us, but this time everything we needed – our debit cards and supermarket loyalty cards, were already programmed in the Wocket. The only additional card we brought along was our I.D. After inputting our security pin, we selected which card we wanted to pay with and swiped away. It took all our energy not to say “Holy Shit, this is awesome” out loud…well not too loud. Although we still have a few more loyalty cards to program in, we are off to a great start with Wocket.

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What’s more, the WocketSmartWallet look very sleek as well. Aside from its thin shape, it also boasts an extra card slot, stitched leather detail, Smart Swipe technology, your name etched on the chic black card with gold trim, a physical signature strip like regular debit and credit cards, and the ability to unlock it with either a pin of your choice or with your voice thanks to its biometrically locked capabilities. Instead of carrying around 12 or more various debit, credit, or loyalty cards, you carry one Wocket card with all of your cards programmed by categories. For those of you that typically forget your numerous passwords, you can also safely secure them in your Wocket.

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The Wocket Wallet retails for $179.oo, but you can get $30.00 off now, with code 30OFF-5fet76f9. That means you’re getting it for only $149.00. So say goodbye to HUGE, bulky wallets, and the constant fight to pull the card you need out of your wallet, and say hello smaller purses, any card easily available at your fingertips, and a more efficient way to pay with WocketSmartWallet.

Stop Leaks Before They Start w/ Poise Impressa at CVS

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There are things we may take for granted and not realize it. When I’m out with friends, we go dancing, we may do something that entails physical activity, and we have amazing conversations that end in raucous laughter. For me, this is a joyous time of untroubled fun but for two people in my life, that’s not the case. Both have stopped doing things they love or enjoy trying something new because of leakage. Even everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing and laughter is cause for concern. I was discussing my mom’s activity withdrawal with a friend while on our way to CVS, she informed me that she too has to be careful and worries about leaks……needless to say I was surprised, because this was someone who’s closer to my age group. Until then, I never realized when she declined certain activities, it had to do with the fear of uncontrollable leakage. Luckily I was able to introduce both  she and my mom on the latest safeguard against sudden leaks, the Poise Impressa Bladder Support Kit.

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I’ve been trying to get my mother to exercise more, mainly walking, something she was actively doing before. She also used to stand up or stay away from fabric couches whenever she knew she would sneeze, cough or laugh and while I thought she was just being strange. After introducing her to Poise Impressa, a soft flexible, internal device with a non-absorbent outer cover, that’s designed for the temporary management of SUI, I saw a change. The Impressa is inserted just like a tampon, but unlike a tampon doesn’t absorb leaks. Finding your perfect size is easy, try size 1, if you experience no leaks, you have found your perfect fit; if you still experience leaks with size 1, move on to size 2, again if there are no leaks, that is your size, if not, move on to size 3. My mom found her right fit (size 2) that supports her urethra after trying them all out. It’s important to note that your height and weight does not matter in finding your right Poise Impressa size, it’s all about finding the perfect internal fit. With a little coaxing, and Poise Impressa, not only has she enjoyed our walks (she now walks to her supermarket as a form of exercise), she’s enjoying full belly laughs and is no longer terrified of or standing up when coughing or sneezing).  As we were out and about all day, she felt comfortable wearing Poise Impressa and was quite happy she didn’t have to remove them when using the restroom. To remove the Poise Impressa Bladder Support, just pull the string as you would when removing a tampon.

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As I stated before, a friend of mine also shared her story with me (she’s a size 3 by the way), but of course her story and my mother’s are not the only ones. There are so many inspirational stories of women who are living much happier lives because of Poise Impressa, get to know these women, share your own story, or just learn more on Life After Leaks. Buying the Poise Impressa Sizing Kit is quite convenient, you can either pop into the Feminine Care aisle of any CVS (just look for Poise products), or order them online from the comfort of your home computer or mobile device. Even more great news, CVS is offering a $1 Off coupon off the kit.

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If you want to stop leaks before they start, head over to CVS and grab the Poise Impressa kit. Get to know more on this innovative bladder product by checking out the Poise Impressa video.

Don’t Smell Like an Ashtray! Discover blu PLUS+ e-Cigs & Flavor Tank Varieties

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Is there anything worse than kissing or hugging someone who smells like an ashtray? Getting into a chronic smoker’s car and being assaulted with the stale smell of cigarettes and discarded cigarette butts? Or having to wait for someone while they run outside for a quick cigarette, which is never really quick, because a few puffs are never enough, and the idea of wasting a full-length cigarette just for 3-4 drags is a no-no to them?

I’ve been there, and I’m sure many of you have as well. I grew tired of the stench of cigarette smoke being transferred from my smoker friends to my hair, and clothing and having them fall victim to their constant nicotine cravings whenever we got together, so an ultimatum was issued. Either give up smoking or try something else.

This led to the topic of electronic cigarettes, something I’m familiar with, having written about a few before for this very blog. For my very stylish friend, I recommended the blu PLUS+ e-Cigs because of their sleek and stylish look, and their variety of Flavor Tanks. My goal was to keep them happy, and also be able to fully enjoy their company again, without smelling like an ashtray myself.

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If the above sounds like you, your friends and/or loved ones, you should definitely be introduced to the blu PLUS+ Xpress Kit. The rechargeable and convenient Xpress kit offer everything a smoker wants: long battery life, quick charging speeds, more vapor production for a great tobacco taste, and long lasting flavor, without smelling like they’ve been swimming in old cigarette butts, and without having to constantly excuse themselves from conversations with friends and family.

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Available in a variety of flavor tanks: Classic Tobacco, Magnificent Menthol, Vivid Vanilla, Cherry Crush, Piña Colada, and Peach Schnapps, all of which are available via blu e-Cigs online, your friends will love the premium tastes and cigarette-like draw. What’s even better, Blue e-Cigs currently has a great deal on an Xpress kit offer, an Xpress Kit bundle that comes with a free pack of tanks. That’s a savings of 50 percent; $30.00 value for only $14.99! This limited deal won’t last long.

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Ordering from the website is a breeze, with an offering of a variety of products, and flavors with various nicotine strength percentages for the occasional and avid smoker, free shipping, special online discounts and sales, like the one mentioned above, quick and efficient shipping services from the US-based company, and a 1-year warranty on all blu products.
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Need to talk to someone from blu? Not only do they have a world-renowned customer service with reps you can chat live with, they are one of the most engaging brands on social media. They truly value their customers” input (we suggest you follow their hashtag #blunation to see how they engage their followers on ways to give them a better blu e-Cig experience), respond to inquiries quickly and efficiently, and offer a rewards program like no other. The blu Nation Rewards program gives you a way to earn free merchandise whether you’re shopping or not. What other e-Cig brand allows you to earn points for doing things like registering, performing fun online activities, interacting with blu, or connecting your social media accounts? Your accumulated points can earn you anything from cool tees to money off your order, to golf accessories. Who doesn’t like getting rewarded!

Save Big on Great Deals & Steals with Groupon Coupons

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As someone who follows a somewhat stringent budget, we are always on the lookout for great deals. Our desire to shop is always much larger than what’s in our allowed spending budget, so snagging deals is an absolute must. Luckily when it comes to get savings at some of our favorite stores, we don’t have to go crazy searching for deals. Thanks to Groupon, the deals literally are one click away.

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Groupon recently partnered with 8,500 national retailers to launch Groupon Coupons, which allows you to enjoy all of their amazing deals, without having to register or purchase anything up front. Through this wonderful new service, Groupon has collected and curated over 55,000 coupons and promo codes from some of our (and your) favorite fashion and beauty stores like JCPenney, Express, Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Kohl’s. need more than just fashion and beauty? Groupon has great deals from Expedia, Nike, and VistaPrint, and many others as well. In the mood for a sweet snack? Snag the coupon for the M &M website. Need to get away this weekend, check out the deals from CheapOair, Hertz, and Hotels.com. With over 76,000 free coupons from 9,040 stores, the savings possibilities are endless.

Groupon makes it incredibly easy to find the deals you’re looking for, you can either check out their “Today’s Top Coupons and Offers”, or search for your favorite retailers to see what they’re offering. Current deals that have us excited so far (there are so much more savings to see and take advantage of) are the extra 20% off Macy’s Annual clearance, the 20% off Coupon at JCPenney, and the Free beauty product offerings from Sephora. All this was available to us without having to do anything but log on to www.groupon.com/coupons.

If your budget is anything like mine, or you just love a great deal, bookmark Groupon Coupons and get your savings on. Your budget will thank you. Now excuse us while we continue browsing, there are a few items at Sephora calling our name.

Dollars That Make a Difference: Pink Products that Support Breast Cancer Awareness

As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in women and men worldwide. On a global scale, one in four cases of cancer in women is now breast cancer. By now, most people associate the pink ribbon with Breast Cancer Awareness; in fact, it’s been the official symbol since the early 90’s.

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“Pink is the quintessential female color,” says Margaret Welch, director of the Color Association of the United States. “The profile on pink is playful, life-affirming. We have studies as to its calming effect, its quieting effect, its lessening of stress. [Pastel pink] is a shade known to be health-giving; that’s why we have expressions like ‘in the pink.’ You can’t say a bad thing about it.” Pink is, in other words, everything cancer notably is not. (www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org)

What you may not know is all the pink things you can put on, besides a ribbon, to support breast cancer research and awareness. According to the Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, each $50.00 donation translates to approximately one hour of lifesaving cancer research. From socks and scrubs to purses and pins, you can proudly wear your support for this cause. Even your pooch can get in on the fun! Websites like The Breast Cancer Site and The Pink Ribbon Store are specifically geared towards raising money through merchandise sales year-round. Other retailers, like Macy’s and Tory Birch, develop limited-edition products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

And fellas, pink isn’t just for the ladies. Don’t forget, men can get breast cancer too. You too can shop for a cause – spiff up your suit with this bowtie, or show your support at the gym by donning a “real men wear pink” tee. Speaking of fitness, check out some of these sporty activewear and accessory options. There are literally thousands of products out there, some that are quite practical, that will help your dollars make a difference. We all get caught in the rain from time to time, so why not keep this umbrella handy? And what about office supplies? Everyone needs Post-Its!

While shopping for these products can be a lot of fun, don’t forget to “think before you pink” to make sure what you’re buying directly supports BCRA.

“The group recommends donors find out exactly what charities do with donations and whether that matches what donors want. For example…a little research might reveal that one breast cancer charity is paying for mammograms, another is funding basic research and yet another is spending little or no money on breast cancer programs. The advocacy group Breast Cancer Action has warned for years — in its Think Before You Pink campaign — that sales of some products adorned with pink ribbons raise no breast cancer money. Some proceeds from other products do go to charities. But the group says consumers should investigate those charities before buying.” (USA Today)

Pink not your thing? You can always just donate directly to a worthy cause that benefits breast cancer research and awareness. By wearing pink or sharing green, you can easily support the fight to cure breast cancer once and for all. Every dollar given, and every life affected, counts in this fight.

This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”