Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Film – Quiznos $30 GC Giveaway #spon

Quiznos and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are rolling out the red carpet for fans through a new sweepstakes launched this month. Fans can enter at for a chance to win a VIP trip to Hollywood, home theater, and much more! Sweepstakes ends October 12.


Quiznos, home of the hot toasted sub, is also putting guests’ tolerance for spice to the test! Their newest culinary creation, the SatisFIRE, incorporates two varieties of hot peppers and draws inspiration from the brand’s new partnership with 20th Century Fox’s film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, in theaters now.


The SatisFIRE features Quiznos signature slow-roasted pulled pork, honey ham, smoky bacon and melted cheddar cheese, topped with sautéed onions, fresh jalapeños, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. A house-made Serrano pepper aioli finishes it off, all piled between two slices of fresh Ciabatta bread. For a limited time only.

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The Maze was just the beginning! Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is in theaters now

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson

Screenplay By: T.S. Nowlin, based upon the novel “The Scorch Trials” by James Dashner

Directed By: Wes Ball

Rated PG-13


One (1) winner receives:

  • Quiznos Gift Card (Valued at $30)
  • Copy of the book (Movie Tie-In Cover)

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Advantages of Pinhole Glasses

My oldest wears glasses, and she has for quite a few years now. I recall the first time we went to the checkup and found out she couldn’t see far away, that day when she got her framed glasses on her face and looked at the world; it was as if she saw the world through new eyes, “everything is so clear, Mama”.  As time has gone on, and years have passed, I notice that the glasses she wears are a bit heavier than I would imagine being able to handle on my face day in and day out, so we purchased contacts. We have come to find out that contacts actually are not good for someone who doesn’t need to use their prescription all of the time, but long story short, I want to talk about the advantages of a different kind of eyeglasses today; pinhole glasses.

Happily Blended - The Advantges of pinhole glasses

One of the Advantages of pinhole glasses is that they are better for someone like me, who has a sensitivity to using the computer all day long at work without having a need for a prescription. Pinhole glasses are ideal for sufferers of refractive eye disorders, the elderly and computer users as the pinholes; they allow only direct and coherent light rays to pass through into the eye. I recall going to the eye doctor one time in high school where I was working at a bank and stared at a screen all day long during the Summer days, my eyes would get so tired that I started to get migraines, dizziness and it was just awful. I found out that my eye sight was fine, but I needed a little something to bring things closer prior to the migraine coming on, so that it would allow my eyes some rest.

Advantages of Pinhole Glasses

  • Increases object brightness – sort of like when my first born had her prescription glasses the first time and had a sense of clarity in her vision finally.
  • Good Vision in All Distances – unlike your prescription bi-focal glasses, you are able to see things in a more level, even way with pinhole glasses.
  • One Pair of Pinhole Glasses Needed – no more having multiple sets of glasses to assist in reading or watching TV – having one pair of pinhole glasses has you covered!

With their attractive design and affordable pricing at around $19.99 a pair, you can’t go wrong when you switch to pinhole glasses. What I foresee with someone who decides to go with pinhole glasses is the advantage of seeing more clear with one set of glasses. I honestly will be looking into these after I get my eyes tested again to see if I still have perfect vision and simply need a little clarity in my world!

Unlock A Life Of Happiness By Investing In Yourself



In today’s world, clever marketing firms regularly convince us that buying their products will make our lives better. However, the best way to truly improve your life is to stop investing in items and start investing in yourself.

If you feel more confident in yourself, you’ll naturally enjoy a better life. That’s got to be more valuable than any fancy outfit or latest piece of technology. Upgrading yourself doesn’t have to be difficult either. Simply follow these tips and you’ll soon feel better than ever before.

Eat Healthier

I know, I know, eating healthy isn’t always easy. In today’s frantic world, it’s far quicker to pick up some processed rubbish from the local supermarket. Deep down, though, we all know that employing a better diet is the foundation for a happier life.


However, crash diets are not the answer. Instead, you need to build a better relationship with food. This is the key to long-term accomplishments and living mindfully health coaching can help you achieve those goals.

A better relationship with food will make you look better, and feel better too. Make the change and you’ll soon notice the benefits.

Get Exercising

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Kick Bad Habits

If you’re serious about investing in your health, one of the best things you can do is to quit your bad habits. After all, these negative aspects will only limit the impact of the other positive steps you’ve taken.

One of the most common habits to quit is smoking. Modern vaping is a great way to slowly rid yourself of the cigarettes. You’ll feel like a brand new person within weeks. Let’s face it, your bank balance will thank you too.

The key to quitting your worst habits is to remain focused. Educate yourself about the negative impacts, and that motivation should keep you on target.

Expand Your Mind

When searching for a happier life, it’s easy to think solely about physical aspects. However, your mental health is just as important and deserves the same level of attention and love.

Learning new skills, whether it be a language or taking a business course, is the key to fulfilling your potential. These accomplishments will provide you with an extra sense of pride while also building your confidence.

Just like your body, the brain needs to be kept active. Nurture it, and you’ll lead a far happier and satisfying existence.



Hyderm, a great solution for dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is an inflammatory condition that is caused through contact with particular substances. This inflammation is usually confined to a particular area and it usually has defined borders. We recognize two main forms of dermatitis: contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis.

There are many different matters that can cause this type of reaction. Even the mild soaps, detergents and some metals can lead to irritation after a frequent contact. Sometimes, repeated exposure to certain elements, even water, can dry out and irritate the skin. Strong, allergens such as acid, cleaning products and organic dissolvers can cause a skin reaction within minutes.

When it comes to allergic dermatitis, first exposure to allergen usually doesn’t cause reaction. However, problem appears when a person is constantly exposed to certain matters which are otherwise regarded as allergic agents. Itching and dermatitis usually appear within first 24 hours. People can be exposed or use these products (or allergens) for years without problem and then suddenly, allergic reaction may appear basically overnight. In some cases, even the creams and lotions that are used for dermatitis can cause such an irritation.

The most common allergens are:

  • Cosmetic products (chemicals for hair removal, nail polish, products for nail polish removal, deodorants, humidifiers, aftershaves, perfumes, sunscreens)
  • Certain metals such as nickel
  • Plants (poison ivy, rhus tree, chrysanthemum etc.)
  • Component of skin creams
  • Antibiotic, antihistamines, anesthetics, antiseptics, stabilizers
  • Chemicals used for production of clothes (products with tannin, antioxidants in gloves, shoes, underwear)

Symptoms of contact dermatitis can range from mild, short redness to hard swelling and bubbles forming on the surface of the skin. Rash often has small, itchy bubbles. At first, this rash is usually confined to a certain area but it can spread as the time goes by. Irritated area can be very small or it can cover entire body. It all depends on contact surface with allergen. Luckily, if we manage to remove allergen, we are able to remove redness and irritation within a few days. Even though bubbles may leak, they dry out soon enough. Peeling of the skin, itching and skin thickening can often last for days and even weeks.

Diagnosing the disease can be very tricky. There are unlimited possibilities when it comes to allergens that are causing these changes. According to You! Drugstore, doctor should always start with the area where irritation appeared for the first time so that he can perform examination and discover problematic substance.

In most of the cases, drugs such as Hyderm will be a great solution for patient’s irritation. This drug is one of the most popular corticosteroids used for dermatitis. Like any other drug of its kind, it is used to remove inflammation. Having in mind that dermatitis is basically inflammatory reaction to certain allergens in our midst, by removing it, patient is also able to eliminate associated symptoms such as redness, itching, swelling and rash. Hyderm comes in a form of lotion, cream and ointment and it should be applied on affected area. Medicine should be used 3 to 4 times a day, for a maximum of 7 days.


Softsoap Fragrant Foaming Collection Hand Soap Line

I received product samples for free. All opinions are my own.

Softsoap Fragrant Foaming Collection Hand Soap Line – three specialty-inspired fragrances that will help you express your personal style in each room of your home.

Happily Blended - Softsoap Fragrant Foaming Collection Hand Soap

  • Jasmine and White Cotton: Impress your guests with the fresh scent of Jasmine and White Cotton. Its airy aroma makes every hand wash sparkle, while lush foam gently purifies the skin.


  • Whipped Cocoa Butter: Pamper your skin with the rich foaming lather infused with real cocoa butter extracts. The decadent scent of Whipped Cocoa Butter makes every hand wash a treat.


  • Kitchen Citrus Bliss: Awaken your senses and brighten your home with the crisp, sun-drenched scent of Kitchen Citrus Bliss. Its vibrant aroma invigorates every hand wash, while lush foam gently cleans and soothes skin.

Happily Blended - Softsoap Fragrant Foaming Collection Hand Soap Line

I have been using this line of soaps for a while now and they really are amazing, I love the soft, silky feeling that you get when you wash your hands with the Softsoap Fragrant Foaming Collection hand soap line. I have one in my downstairs bathroom and one upstairs in the kids bathroom to allow for clean hands, with a silky touch.


Friendship Bracelets and more with DMC Threads

DMC threads are a great way to make friendship bracelets, I grew up from elementary age forward using DMC threads to make friendship bracelets of all sorts. I also used to use DMC threads to add a little color to my hair, which later had to be cut out, will maybe share that story another day.

There are many uses for DMC threads, but one idea I found recently were these DMC cross stitch kits which allow you to do cross stitching. I have not completed a cross stitch kit in ages, it used to be a fun pass time for me as a young child.

DMC threads are based in the USA but available all over the place! I grew up using DMC threads for everything – from an old teacher assistant who I used to spend time with at her home with a best friend, to the little girl me at home trying to just do something to keep my mind occupied – these threads grew up with me and now my daughter uses them for her own creative projects.

As a crafting type of happily blended family, these threads are a must have for this household – have you any DMC threads in your home?

Blended Family Poem Ideas for the Blended Family Units

I have always called my family a blended family unit, because I co-parent with two people; my daughter’s father and my two son’s father. Essentially I live a blended family life, as the boys are half-siblings with their sister if you want to get technical. It seems blended families are more and more common each day, I see on my Facebook feed often families that have combined his/hers kids together and are living their own happily blended life.

I have admired how blended family units have married up and celebrated their union of two families combining so much so that today I wanted to share a blended family poem or quotes for you to enjoy … maybe you can use these if you are looking for some positive, happiness for your blended family wedding.

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“Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” – Donna Hedges

Happily Blended - blended family poem

“Family means putting your arms each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush

Choosing a blended family poem is probably important to you when planning your blended family wedding, I hope that you are able to come up with a blended family poem that works well for your little happily blended unit!

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