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What To Eat After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

What To Eat After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

It’s the last few days before your procedure and you’re wondering what you can eat afterwards. If you’re thinking “I need to know what to eat after wisdom teeth surgery” this list was made just for you. The first few days you will only be able to have soft foods that you can swallow without chewing. Think soup, yogurt, milkshakes, etc. I’ve found a few excellent options that helped me get through the days after my surgery. So I’m sharing them here with you with the hope that they can help you too. You’ll want to get your groceries a few days before your procedure to make sure you’re prepared. Once you are home after your surgery, you should not be driving to get food for 3-4 days. READ MORE

List of Birthday Offers and Rewards

List of Birthday Offers and Rewards

Einstein Bagels Farmhouse Sandwich

Your birthday is coming up and you want to get all the goodies you can when it’s time. You can get anything from a discount on a purchase, a free drink, birthday rewards money or even a free entree! I’ve compiled this list of birthday offers and rewards from a bunch of different places to make sure you don’t miss out on a deal for your special day. ๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽ‰

*Please note that these are 2021 offers and may change in later years. To receive these birthday offers and rewards, make sure to sign up with these restaurtants/retailers with your email address. Most offers below are recieved through email or through the company’s app.



Dunkin’: Free drink on your birthday through the Dunkin’ app

Einstein Bros Bagels: Free egg breakfast sandwich with purchase – Must order in app – good for 26 days from birthday

Starbucks: Free food or drink item of your choice – Good only on your birthday

Farmhouse Breakfast Sandwich from Einstein Bros Bagels


Arby’s: Free shake and small curly fry with sandwich purchase – show email offer to associate – good for 60 days from your birthday

Chick-fil-a: Free chocolate chunk cookie or fudge brownie – find offer in the CFA app – good for 1 month

Chilis: Free dessert – dine in or to go – Good for a week from your birthday

Firehouse Subs: Free medium sub – offer in the app, or give phone number in store – good for 6 days from your birthday

Jersey Mike’s Subs: Free birthday sub – reward points are given to use on a sub – no expiration date listed. Previously 1 year from birthday

McAlister’s Deli: Free cookie – offer in the app – dine in or to go – Good for 26 days from your birthday. Earn a free treat by signing up with my referral code “JackisRi6542”

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Free burrito – reward in the Moe’s app – good for 90 days from your birthday

On The Border: Free queso bowl with entree purchase – dine in or call in orders (show email) – no expiration?

Panera Bread: Free birthday pastry – Reward in app or provide phone number at cafe – Good for 1 week from your birthday

Sbarro: Free XL NY slice of pizza– coupon in email – good for 2 weeks from your birthday

Schlotzky’s: Free small sandwich with $1 purchase – in app or online with Rewards – good for 14 days from recieving (about 3 days before and 10 days after your birthday)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Ranges from $2 reward to free entree based on rewards tier

Zaxby’s: 3 free cookies (2021 offer) – reward in app – valid forย one month

Smoky Pepperjack Turkey & Ultimate Nachos with Heath Cookie from McAlister’s Deli


Auntie Anne’s: Free pretzel – use app to redeem – Good for 14 days from receiving offer

Baskin’ Robins: Free birthday scoop – show coupon in email – good for 10 days from your birthday

Dippin’ Dots: Free small cup – Good for 30 days

Menchie’s Fro-yo: $5 reward to use on a cup of fro-yo – good for 14 days

Rita’s: Free small Itallian ice – coupon in email – good for one week from your birthday

Yogurtland Fro-Yo: Free 3 oz – 16 oz fro-yo depending on rewards level

Fro-yo creation from Yogurtland


American Eagle & Aerie: 15% off a purchase – reward code in email – good for one month

Abercrombie: $10 off a purchase – good for about 25 days from your birthday

Express: $5 birthday cash – good for 30 days from your birthday

Kendra Scott: Get 50% off a single item during the month of your birthday. Show your license when you checkout.

Target Circle: 5% off a purchase – offer in the Target Circle app

TJ Maxx Rewards Card: Free shipping on online orders

Ulta: 2x points for birthday month and free gift of your choice

Victoria’s Secret: $10 reward and free panty for Angel Card holders – reward good for month of birthday, panty on birthday only

Elisa and Emilie Necklaces from Kendra Scott (Click the photo to shop)

I hope this list of birthday offers and rewards has been helpful to you. My wish is that you get to take full advantage of all of these offers and get a bunch of free food, sweet treats and a nice birthday gift for yourself. If you enjoyed this quick guide, be sure to check out my other guides for travel, shopping and more.

Did I miss a reward? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it to the list! READ MORE

What To Pack For a North Carolina Road Trip

What To Pack For a North Carolina Road Trip

what to pack in your car for a roadtrip

TRAVEL GUIDE: What to pack for a North Carolina road trip

It’s August 2020 and we are still in the midst of residual COVID-19 restrictions and limitations on travel. But it has been 9 months since Andrew and I have done any sort of major “traveling” (3 months since the beach), and we’re dying to go somewhere. So him and I are taking a mini road trip to Asheville, North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains! Asheville is only about 3 1/2 hours away from us, but we still want to be fully prepared for the road trip no matter how small. So I created a checklist of everything I want and need to bring for the trip to make sure I don’t miss anything on the way out! I organized my checklist into categories so that I don’t mix anything up or overlook anything.

This is what I’m packing for the trip, by category:


The first category is items needed for the car and the road trip there and back. This includes items like towels, face masks, hand sanitizer, a phone charger, drink cooler, and snacks. We are traveling while some COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, so masks and sanitizer are definite musts! And don’t forget to bring some water and snacks for the road to satisfy little feelings of hunger and thirst.

The list:
  • Towels for wiping off dirt from shoes after hiking
  • Phone car charger
  • Drink cooler to keep drinks cold before hiking
  • Seat cushion for added comfort for the car ride
  • Cloth and disposable masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snacks for the road


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For the Mountains

The next category is items needed for hiking and walking trails in the mountains. This list includes items like bug spray and sunscreen, electrolyte drinks, snack bars, an adjustable phone tripod, and a portable phone charger (because we’ll be taking so many pics!) If you are legitimately hiking and climbing off-trail, you will need special hiking boots/shoes and your climbing gear. For us, we will be walking pre-made trails.

I’m bringing my Vital Proteins Performance Recovery drinks and Collagen Bars for added protein and energy. You can save $10 off a $25+ purchase with this coupon. That’s perfect for ordering these drinks and bars together!

The list:
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Vital Proteins Recover Drinks – hydration, electrolytes, and protein to keep you going
  • Vital Proteins Collagen Bars
  • Snack/energy bars
  • Sunglasses
  • Phone lanyard (see “Travel Tip” below)
  • Running shoes
  • Tripod & remote for taking photos together
  • Portable phone charger
  • Hat for protecting against ticks


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Travel Tip: If you’re paranoid about accidentally dropping your phone off the side of the mountain like me, you can create a makeshift lanyard to hold it. Instead of paying $12+ for a phone lanyard, you can create one yourself for only $5! All you need is a phone ring stand and a detachable purse strap. If you don’t already have one, purchase a ring for the back of your phone. I found this phone ring stand as a set of two for $4.95! Next, find a detachable purse strap from one of your bags you own. Attach the strap to the ring on the phone and viola! You have a homemade phone lanyard!



The third section of the checklist is clothes! My favorite part! And also the most time consuming part to figure out. Haha. This section includes all of the pieces I am bringing for photos in addition to the normal clothing items I would be bringing.ย  I’m not going to lie… it took me many hours over the span of a couple days to look up pieces and photo settings before I finall decided on which pieces I wanted.

These are all of the pieces I am bringing:


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And Last but definitely not least is the general section of the checklist. This includes very important items such a prescription meds, first-aid/band-aids, toiletries, and heat protection spray. These are items that you would normally take with you no matter where you’re traveling. The necessity items.

The list:
  • Prescriptions medicines
  • Ibuprofen for headaches
  • Daily vitamins
  • Heat protection spray
  • Band-aids
  • Gum for preventing bad mask breath
  • Folder with info and tickets
  • Black puffer jacket



And this completes my “what to pack for a road trip” checklist. I hope that this categorized checklist made packing for your next trip a little easier! Let me know what YOU would pack in the comments below. READ MORE

IDEA GUIDE // What I’m Wanting for Christmas 2019

IDEA GUIDE // What I’m Wanting for Christmas 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ๐ŸŽ„โ›„๐ŸŽ

It’s Christmas season 2019 baby! Whether you’re ready or not, the Christmas spirit is already in full effect with blogger after blogger sharing holiday themed photos, decorated Christmas trees and homes, and their version of a holiday gift guide (um.. hi ๐Ÿ‘‹). Here I’m sharing what’s on my Christmas list this year – items I have been needing, and items I already love. There’s typical gift ideas, and not-so-typical ideas. Gifts you wouldn’t really think of that could end up being just what you’re looking for. Use this guide for your bestie, your sisters, your gal pals, or heck… YOURSELF! Because we deserve to reat ourselved at Christmas too right?

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1. Versace Eros Pour Femme Perfume/Rollerball – Every year it seems I find a new perfume that I love. My first was Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, then Dior J’Adore, and lately Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Twinkle. This year it’s Versace Eros Pour Femme with notes of lemon, raspberry, jasmine, magnolia, and musk. I’m a big fan of fruity and floral scents, and this one is a perfect match. Next time you’re in a department store, make sure to stop by the perfume counter and give this one a try – you’ll smell so good!

2. Buzzed Drinking Game – Do I even need an explanation?! This is a fun, quick, and easy way to get the party started and get you and your friends buzzed (as the title says). Grab a card, read the prompt, and if you fit the description, you take a drink. For example: “If you studied abroad in Europe and it totally changed your life, take a drink.” Or “If you’re waiting on a package from Amazon, stop looking out the window and take a drink.”

3. Air Fryer – Nothing’s worse than having to put french fries in the microwave and eating them soggy and squishy. Amiright? Fried foods are some of the most delcious, but also least healthy foods for you. Why? Because of the oil and grease. But what if you fried with AIR instead of grease?! You’ll get healthier foods with a similar effect. It’s a win-win obviously!

4. Tarte Maneater Mascara and Self-Sharpening Liner READ MORE