Salata Eat Light at Night Promotion (free salad or wrap!)

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I’ve shared with you my love of Salata before.

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Salata, The Next Generation Salad Bar, offers over 50 toppings including my favorites: grapes, strawberries, black beans, crab and the absolute best fat-free mango dressing EVER (which is 0 Weight Watchers PP – BTW!) They also have wraps, soup and some of the best iced-tea and lemonade flavors.

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So naturally, I was thrilled when Salata recently invited me to enjoy a complimentary meal to learn more about their current Eat Light at Night Promotion and awesome offers for free food items for their mobile club members.

I often visit Salata during the day to eat, but salads aren’t just for lunch. In fact, a good salad with lean protein makes a great dinner.

A recent article on recommends eating lean proteins, veggies and fruits in the evening and specifically avoiding starchy carbs three hours prior to bedtime to maintain weight. Melissa Lanz, founder of The Fresh 20, said in a HuffPost Healthy Living article that “nutritionally, dinner should be a light, well-proportioned meal that is under 500 calories.”

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On September 8th, Salata began offering mobile club members  in participating Texas, California and Illinois locations a coupon every other week for free items, complimentary protein upgrades and add-ons.

I know, I know, it’s way past September 8th….but it’s not too late to get in on the deals. 

How to become a Salata Mobile Club Member

To join – just text “Salata” to 777111. You’ll get a a coupon that’s good for a week. New members will also receive a buy one, get one free salad or salad wrap offer immediately!


Do you love Salata? What are your favorite toppings?

I was given a complimentary meal at Salata in order to review and share news about their Eat Light at Night promotion. I didn’t receive any other compensation and all thoughts and opinions (and favorite salad toppings!) are my own!


Washdrops: Rinse-free Car Wash formula (Coupon!)

After some pretty crazy rain in Houston, we woke up to a beautiful Sunday morning last weekend. The minivan was pretty grimy from going back and forth to soccer practice and games, play rehearsals and running errands, so we decided to take advantage of the sunny day and clean it up.

Over the summer while at Blogger Bash in NYC, I learned about Washdrops, a wash and shine formula for your vehicle that doesn’t require any rinsing!

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I was excited to receive a complimentary Basic Car Wash Kit from Cequent, the manufacturer, to try out so I could share my results with you. The kit included:

  1. Washdrops® 16 oz. (16 washes & shines)*: Smart Solution for ALL the surfaces of your car exterior
  2. Duo Sponge: Laitner Microfiber chenille sponge with mesh scrubber
  3. Extra-Large Towel: 6.5 sq. ft. Laitner Microfiber drying towel

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Not included in the kit, but very helpful indeed, was Annie and her friend E. who volunteered to help me!

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With just three capfuls of Washdrops in a gallon of water, we were able to get the minivan spick and span. The girls took turns washing and drying (well – they mostly handled the middle section of the vehicle…I was in charge of the high and low areas!)

I like that Washdrops is biodegradable and solvent-, butyl-, phosphate- AND ammonia-free. This means the formula won’t scratch my vehicle’s surface (because I don’t want anything to distract from the door dings!) and run-off can safely go down the drain or in the yard without killing the flowers I may or may not have had time to plant this year!

The best part is that you can use the formula to clean all surfaces from tires to windows and you don’t have to rinse it off. For me, this is great because I can spot clean when needed without a lot of hassle.

COUPON for Still Living The Dream readers

Did I mention that Washdrops is pretty darn economical?

The Basic Car Wash Kit is just $16.00 and a Washdrops Gallon bottle (which yields up to 128 wash and shines) is just $28.95. But as a Still Living The Dream reader, you can save $2.00 off your order by using the coupon code: FansSaveNow at the Cequent Store

A coupon and a clean car? Nailed it!

I was given a Basic Car Wash Kit to try out for free but did not receive any other compensation. As always, all thoughts, opinions (and possible dirty areas on my minivan roof I may have missed during this review) are my own!


Assassin’s Creed III – Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of The Day #AC3Gold


Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit to get your own copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

My entire family loves video games. While we all play many different kinds of games including those that keep you fit, test your knowledge and flex your strategic muscles, my tween son, my six-year old daughter, my husband and I all have our favorites.

Jackson and Ed love role playing games, especially historical, action-adventure games like those in the Assassin’s Creed series. On both their Christmas lists this year is the recently released Assassin’s Creed III by Ubisoft.

Assassin’s Creed III takes place on the East Coast in 1775. Taking on the role of an assassin, players conspire with real historical leaders and engage in warfare in either single player or online multi-player modes.

This game is violent in nature for sure. But for those who are mature enough, it’s a challenging combat game which requires critical thinking skills in order to outsmart opponents. Jackson played Assassin’s Creed III at a friend’s house recently and said that he likes the virtual world where the graphics are really good and there are many missions that keep the player constantly engaged. He has a great time playing with both his dad and his friends.

Great Game At An Unbeatable Price!

If someone you are shopping for this holiday season has Assassin’s Creed III on his or her wish list, I have GREAT news. Today, Tuesday, December 11th, starting at 12:01am PST, Assassin’s Creed 3 is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! You can score a copy of this game for just $33.00 on This is a great price on a newly released game which normally retails for $59.99.

Note: This game is rated M (Mature 17+) for scenes which include blood, violence and strong language.

Win Assassin’s Creed III!

In addition to this great deal on Amazon, Clever Girls is giving away 5 copies of AC3 today, December 11, 2012, via Twitter to folks who RT the following:

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Assassin’s Creed 3! To buy: – RT to enter to win a copy! #AC3Gold

So don’t wait! Order your copy on Amazon today and tweet to win a second one for a friend!

What’s on your Christmas list this year?




SAFESKIN Kids First Aid Antibacterial Gel – Review, Coupon and Giveaway

 As an active family, we get a lot of boo-boos! Soccer games, baseball games, camping trips with boy and girl scout troops, swim team and just playing outside at the park or on bikes and scooters all present the chance for a scrape or cut.

While most of our accidents are minor, even a little scrape can become a breeding ground for an infection if not cleaned or treated properly.

SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel from Kimberly-Clark Professional is a new first aid topical antibacterial gel that provides a barrier to MRSA, the highly contagious staph bacteria that can infect skin, invade other parts of the body and is resistant to many antibiotics.

Available now at select Walmart stores, SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel offers a long-lasting protective barrier on uninfected minor cuts, scrapes, and burns; up to 48 hours if the bandaged wound stays clean and dry. And the non-greasy formula helps bandages to stay in place better!

Soon after getting a tube to try out, Jackson scraped his knee. Pretty run-of-the-mill stuff. But I felt good having more than a band-aid and kiss to offer him in order to make it all better! He was back outside playing in just a few minutes and his boo-boo was better the next day.

A healthy and happy son, makes me a happy mama!

A Coupon!

Want to try it out for yourself? Click on the photo above to receive a $1.00 off coupon for SAFESKIN Kids Antibacterial Gel available at select Walmart stores.

A Giveaway!

Better yet, how about a tube for free? Just leave a comment below telling me what activities keep your kids busy. One lucky, Still Living The Dream reader will be selected at random to win a tube of SAFESKIN Kids Antibacterial Gel on November 30, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

More chances? Ok dokey! Leave a separate comment for each that you do below.

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  5. Tweet this: “I want to win SAFESKIN Kids Antibacterial Gel to help prevent MRSA, a highly contagious staph bacteria @jpatrickcomm”

I received a tube of Safeskin to try and review as well as a gift card to buy another as part of a promotional program with SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel and MomSelect. No other compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own.