Harlem Globetrotters Tickets 25% OFF Raleigh, NC

The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Raleigh, NC on March 1st at 7pm.  
I've always wanted to see their fun-filled show game!  You can get your own 
tickets for 25% OFF.  Code is listed below so join the excitement. 

You, too?!  Well, get to the PNC Arena for all the laughter and smiles. 
These kids look like they are stealing the show! 

The Harlem Globetrotters will make your family smile before you even get to the show as the Harlem Globetrotters 2013 “You Write the RulesWorld Tour takes kid participation to a whole new level. 

The Globetrotters' new world tour lets YOU decide the new rules we add to Globetrotters basketball, a rule that could affect the outcome of the game! Click here to Write the Rules! Chose to see the Globies play with 2 basketballs, double points, 6 on 5, a 4-point shot, and more! After the game, Globetrotter stars remain on court for autographs and photographs with fans.*

This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Big Easy Lofton and Scooter Christensen.  They will join many other fan favorites, including, 7-ft 4-in Stretch Middleton and female star TNT Maddox.**

Save 25% on tickets for your family today! Use special offer code:
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* subject to availability / ** rosters may vary in each city and are subject to change

Offer valid on selected prices, not valid with any other office. Not valid on Courtside Seats. Player rosters vary by city and are subject to change. Tickets available for purchase by phone 1-800-745-3000, online at ThePNCArena.com, at the PNC Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. 

Get your game on!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is Sponsored by the Harlem Globetrotters. I am excited to attend.

Healthy Living: Shaklee 180 Blogger

Exciting news this February morning, I've been invited to be a Shaklee 180™ Blogger.  This fits perfectly with my quest for Wellness and Healthy Living.  I watched other Shaklee 180 bloggers achieve success healthfully and I was honored to be chosen to participate in this years Blogger group.

Our program is March through August.  Expect monthly posts updating my progress and videos will be included as well.  I am excited about this element.  At Blog Her 2012 NYC, Sommer gave me some samples to try their gluten free products and I loved them.  So I am eager to add these to my diet and to work with the Shaklee team and other bloggers to reach my goals.

Thanks for viewing and let me know if you have questions.  All the best to you and your wellness journey.  Look for us on Twitter #Shaklee180

Warmly, Carolina Mama

This is a sponsored post as part of the ShakleeCorporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own. 

People following the weight-loss portion of theShaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.

Share the Love - My Love List #SharetheLove #DietPepsi

Share the Love My Love List #DietPepsi #SharetheLove

February is the Month of Love!   One thing I LOVE is teaming up with Diet Pepsi to Share the Love of my favorite things - things I love, with a Love List.  

#SharetheLove #LoveEverySip

Thankfully, I Love what I get to do each day as a Wife, Mom, Blogger and more.  Yet, it is easy to get busy in the routine of life and not slow down and do something fun for myself or even our family, something you love.

Thanks to my Daddy, I love sports and particularly Running.  I have always wanted to share that with our Twin Sons, the Tigers.  Now, they are Running, too.  I love seeing how fast they can go and how we motivate each other.  Good thing because we are in training.  We are so excited to be training for the Cooper River Bridge Run 10K in Charleston, South Carolina.  We cannot wait.  We committed to this in October so it is exciting to be getting close to Race Day.

Naturally, I will share my Runners Love List.  The Tigers' list is pretty similar just the male version of all these running favorites.  This is me, here are the things I love when Running.

Cheers to Race Day.  We are excited to live our Love List.  Cheers to Share the Love and Love Every Sip.  So what's your Love?  What would your Love List look like?  Join the fun at Diet Pepsi and you just may Win $10,000 and a Trip to L.A.

Tell me how you would #ShareTheLove and enjoy doing it.

Warmly, Carolina Mama

Merci Beaucoup European Chocolates and Giveaway

We love Valentine's Day!  I hope you all shared and received a whole lot of love this Valentine's Day.  One thing about Valentine's Day, it makes me appreciate those I love all the more.  When my husband and I were dating, it was so fun to focus on us and get romantic and spoil each other.  Now, we celebrate in just as grand a fashion with the Tigers.  We want them to know just home much we love and appreciate them, too!  Our Family!

So when Merci European Chocolates asked me to share the "Joy of Thank You," I didn't hesitate.  I wanted to try their chocolates and share them with someone I love by saying Thank You.  For us,  there is no better way than to share the love and Thank you right around our own Dining Room table with my Family at home.

You know we are French obsessed so and we love the French language, we're always working to become fluent before we all travel to Paris one day.

I started out with a Thank You from Merci to each family member.   The Joy of Thank You!

This is one of the many sweet smiles shared along with a flute of milk. What better than 
European fine chocolates and ice cold milk and a smile from loved ones. 

Our boys loved feeling appreciated.  

Look at the beautiful packaging and these were exquisitely smooth and tasty. 

I loved the Pralines, of course, just like New Orleans. And I loved the Hazelnut 
as well. That brought memories of living in Austria where I indulged in 
Hazelnut Chocolate most afternoons after school. :) 

Now you can Win your own Merci Joy of Thank You Kit and share the exquisite chocolates with someone you love. 

Enter to Win: 

1)  Leave a Comment telling your favorite Chocolate: Dark, Milk or White Chocolate;
2) Tweet @MerciChocolates and tell them you want to win;
3) Tweet the Link to this Giveaway;

Contest closes on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST.  Winner chosen by Random.org.

All the best!  And share your gratefulness with those you love whether you win or not because gratitude and love is Winning! 


*This post is sponsored by Merci Chocolates.

Happy Valentine's Day 2013

1 Corinthians 13

"If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Thankful for true love. Jesus' love. And my family!

Carolina Mama

Wordless Wednesday

My Tigers are truly inspirational!

Mardi Gras 2013 Raleigh, NC

Let the good times roll!

Mardi Gras fell right in the middle of Valentine's this year. It is early which means a colder Mardi Gras and parade time.

We celebrated here in Raleigh with our own little RaleighRex Parade! Yes, we did.

So many New Orleans memories - mainly, the ones with my beautiful family and good food. Not so much the crazy side of Carnival. So we introduced the boys to or Carolina Carnival "Books not Booze." ;). That's the way we roll.

The Tigers were thrilled. They caught my precious Mother's genes and Boulder Mountain Man's - they loved the books and thought think Mardi Gras itself is weird! Thank heavens. They did oblige me and enjoy or festivities. ;)

All the best to you. Onward to Easter. Well, we have some very exciting Birthdays after Valentine's and then St. Patrick's Day, them Easter. Love this time of year.

Carolina Mama

Around The Southern Table By Rebecca Lang Review

My Southern roots are deep and well grounded in things that matter most.  The Southern Dinner Table is one of them.  Thankfully, like author Rebecca Lang, our table has been passed down and the third generation is pulling up a chair around our Oak Table with four extra leaves.  It has served us all very well. And oh, the memories we have and are creating every day.

Southerner Rebecca Lang is the author of "Around the Southern Table."  The book is exquisite for a Southern Girl, Southern Cook. I adore it.  My Charleston Correspondent, Heidi, met Rebecca Lang at the Southern Living Taste of Charleston last Summer.  So I couldn't wait to peruse her book and try out some recipes.

We went straight for the Classic Scrambled Eggs - just like our Bisabuela used to make.  Oh, my goodness, these are a delightful and creamy rendition that keep our boys asking for more.

We started with the eggs and cream and salt and pepper.....

After adding the Cheddar Cheese and stirring to moisten, we added to the pan on medium heat. 

Voila the perfect Southern Breakfast, Rebecca's Classic Scrambled Eggs and Grits!  We had a little Mango Orange Juice and were completely satisfied. One of our favorite meals! 

Now, you can go order yours and enjoy all the goodness including Lane Cake and more. 
Southern Pecan Pie.  

Southern Living has so many great options on their site and I love how they help keep the Southern spirit alive and well.

Hope you enjoy. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

*FTC Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Southern Living and TIME Publishing, Inc.

The South Is A Place Where....

The South is a place where Tea is sweet. The South is a place like no other. She is original and genuine. This is an old saying and it is so great. I say it today and had to share it again here for those not on Pinterest.

The South.

Love this line "Front porches are wide and words are long." And "Summer starts in April and Pecan Pie is a staple."

God bless her heart!

Carolina Mama

Fashion Find: 5th Annual Graphic Image Winter SALE

You know how much I LOVE Graphic Image Fashion.    Their styles are so chic and classic and trendy.  The colors are divine and guess what?  It's the 5th Annual Graphic Image Winter SALE!! Going on in February.

So awesome.  This weekend the Woman's Wallet Weekend kicked off!   We are talking 50% OFF ladies.  Update yourself now. Right!

These are so lovely and look like the perfect amount of space.  I love the Large Half-Zip Italian Patent Leather Wallet in Red. 

February 4th Albums and Frames launch on the 4th. Check out the fun. 

February 8th Crocodile Embossed Weekend

Follow Graphic Image on Facebook to keep up with their sales and styles all year long. 

Look for more Sales this month in the Tech Collections, Travel, Designer Sale Weekend! :) Home and Office and Patent Weekend. 

I'm in!  How about you?  What is your favorite item on the Graphic Image site?  I love the wallets and I am loving my new Graphic Image Desk Book. 

Here are additional Savings!
Spend $100 or more on each order and receive free shipping
  • Free Shipping applies to ground shipping only
  • Free shipping is only valid to U.S. addresses
Spend $150 or more on each order and receive an additional 10% off Winter Sale items
  • Save up to 60%!
  • Only valid on sale items
  • Discount will automatically be applied to your shopping cart

Spend $500 or more on GraphicImage.com during the month of February and receive a $100 Graphic Image Gift Card
  • Each week new items will be added to the winter sale
  • We keep track of and calculate your total spending at the end of the month
  • At the end of the month if your total spending exceeds $500 we will mail you a $100 Graphic Image Gift Card
  • You must use the same email address for all orders
Enjoy this Fashion Find ladies. Which wallet do you prefer? 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

*FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Gigi New York and Graphic Image!