Monday, September 30, 2013

Have You Seen What the Girl Scouts are Doing Lately? Not Just Cookies! #icantwaitto

Disclaimer:  I received a free box of Girl Scout cookies. I was not required to post but wanted to share this great information with my readers. As always, my opinion is my own.
Have you taken a look at the Girl Scouts lately?  They have some wonderful programs for girls of ALL ages... including adults.  Take a peek and give the Girl Scouts a look and see what they have for you and your girls for 2013 and beyond:  They still have those yummy cookies but they have ALOT more than that!
Check out all the wonderful ways they are working with girls and women of all ages...from Kindergarten on up!  You can find a local troop, check out Girl Scout camps, activities, events and even volunteer.  The cookies still taste delicious but Girl Scouts are a lot more than that. 

You can follow them on all your fave social media sites below too!
Let me know about your experiences with Girl Scouts.  I bet you have lots of good memories too! 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

TruMoo Chocolate Milk Review through BzzAgent

Disclaimer: I received this information and a coupon to try TruMoo complimentary through my membership with BzzAgent. As always, my opinions are my own.
BzzAgent is up to exciting things again this fall. If you haven't heard about them, BzzAgent is a company that shares products or product coupons and asks members to review the products honestly on social media and share their thoughts with others.  I've actually been a member for years now and it is always a fun experience.  Just recently, BzzAgent invited me to join the TruMoo Chocolate and Vanilla Milk campaign.

Have you been trying to trick your little ones into drinking milk for years now and it is just not working?  Finally you have a REAL solution that will get your kids to drink good-for-you yummy in the tummy milk from TruMoo® 

I am lucky, my little one has always voluntarily drank milk without nagging. But TruMoo chocolate milk is always a nice treat for mommy, daddy or the little one. It did get my little one to drink more milk I have to say. That fun orange Halloween color got the excitement going! I actually started drinking TruMoo  post-workout to pump my energy up.  It really works. 

Now there is even a limited edition TruMoo that  launched just for Halloween.  What sounds yummier than new Vanilla in Halloween orange. That will get them to drink their milk, right?  You can also enter to win an all-expense paid Goosebumps Haunted Hollywood Vacation over on the TruMoo Facebook page.  You can even get $2.00 off on any Goosebumps DVD.

Find out How to Unleash Your Leopard and help Chico's to Fund Innovative Research this Fall #IStandUpFor

Disclaimer:  I received a Chico's leopard scarf complimentary through Harper's Bazaar and Chico's. As always, my opinion is my own.

These days, who DOESN'T have a family member or close friend who has been diagnosed with cancer?  It seems like it is everywhere. So frightening. Scary. Just upends everything you ever thought about your life when you hear that you, a family member or a close friend has received that horrifying diagnosis. You don't understand until you are in it. Trust me. You THINK you do, but you don't. 

Lives are turned upside down. Doctor's appointments that are never ending. Treatments. Biologics, chemotherapies, radiation...all these tests. Ugh. It seems like innovative cancer research can't happen fast enough to find long term cures and better responses to treatments. So many researchers are just working tirelessly though. They really are.  Trying to improve what we have, make it better and coming up with new options that improve on what we have. 

Chico's knows this and wants to help.  Sometimes you want to help too but you just don't know what to do.  I found the perfect fashionable solution! This Fall, Chico’s has joined forces with Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) to support innovative cancer research. The heart has always been at the core of Chico’s, whose passion for charitable giving has continued to grow for 30 years. 

Also, you can help Stand Up To Cancer at Chico’s boutiques on October 17 so don't forget! Chico's came up with a fashionable option for you this Fall. You can unleash your leopard and Stand Up To Cancer with a gorgeous scarf.  Luxuriously soft and silky, this chic leopard scarf was designed in collaboration with Harper's BAZAAR to help support innovative cancer research.  It is a win-win for everyone. You know how animal patterns are so on trend for the Fall too. This chic scarf adds a perfect flair to a dress, blouse or even a purse.  

Here are all the fashionable details:
  • Chico's will donate $10 from the sale of each scarf to Stand Up To Cancer ®.
  • Measurements: 45" by 88".
  • 100% polyester.
  • Hand wash, cold. Imported.
Donations valid from August 24, 2013 through October 31, 2013 up to $150,000. Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How can you REALLY get your bang for the buck with Pinterest?

Disclosure:  I received no compensation or products for sharing this information.
As a BlogHer Pinterest Influencer, I recently received this great information that I wanted to share with you.  @mizzjenny
How can I use Pinterest more effectively?  

Blogher also hears other questions:  What time should I be pinning?  What boards and pins get the most mileage?  How do I create compelling sponsored boards or pins?  How do businesses view Pinterest, and what do they hope to achieve by being active on Pinterest?

BlogHer has now partnered with Aha!ogy, a full-service optimization technology company and fellow Pinterest innovator, to drive and enhance Pinterest activations.

To launch the partnership, we've created a free, three-video series - the BlogHer Master Class on Pinterest -  to help you get the most out of the time you are spending on Pinterest.  We cover how BlogHer and Aha!ogy are creating successful brand campaigns, what the key learnings are from our past campaigns and Aha!ogy's incredible insights into the ins-and-outs of Pinterest, and learn secrets and tips from a Power Pinner, Jill Nystul from One Good Thing by Jillee. This Master Class format moves quickly, and is packed with fantastic, actionable take-aways that you can immediately put to use in your own pinning, and will give you new insight into how BlogHer, businesses and successful content creators and pinners are using this amazing tool.
We highly recommend that you watch the entire series - it will give you great insight into how BlogHer is leveraging your Pinterest influence, now and in the future!  

VIDEO 1: Want To Make the Most Out Of Pinterest? BlogHer Can Help

VIDEO 2: Pinterest's Best Practices—and Busted Myths

VIDEO 3: Secrets Of A Power Pinner: Learn From A Master

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cystex Cranberry Urinary Health Complex and Kegeling...Giveaway and Some Great Ideas for Ladies

Disclaimer:  I received a tee shirt and Cystex Cranberry Liquid Supplement complimentary in order to evaluate it. As always, my opinions are my own.
I know this is not something many women sit down and think about on a regular basis but it is actually really important. I know so many women in their 40's and 50's who have weak bladders. You know what that means.  All those ads out there for feminine products that are directed at providing a temporary fix. Did you know you can really do something permanent that is NON-SURGICAL to help yourself?
Your bladder really does matter so it’s time to join Cystex® and Kegel your way to better bladder health. It’s easy to get a stronger, better bladder with daily Kegel exercises that can be done while you’re doing just about anything else and no one knows you’re doing them– so there’s no excuse.  I know a friend who does them while she is out walking with her friend everyday. It works for her!
Kegeling can be done by squeezing and holding your pelvic floor muscles up and in.  Most healthcare professionals suggest Kegeling regularly for ten seconds three times a day, to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles in a pre-emptive defense of many bladder issues.

Still not convinced you should Kegel?  Watch and share the cute new Cystex “I’m Kegeling!  Are You?” music video to see just how easy it is.  You can see it below too! You can also print or view a how-to-Kegel guide and more information at

Besides daily Kegel exercises, Cystex Cranberry UrinaryHealth Complex can help promote better bladder health.  It is a sugar-, dairy-, and gluten-free daily supplement that tastes great and boosts urinary tract health.  The unique Proantinox® cranberry formula can end the cycle of infection for those who are unfortunately prone to recurrent urinary tract infections, and can be found nationwide at drug chains and mass market retailers, including Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Duane Reade for a suggested retail price of $9.95 (7.6 fl oz). 
You can get all the updates on Cystex by following them on Facebook. You never know what goodies they have for their followers! Don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Jockey Collection by Rachel Zoe Chic, Fun and Flirty...Review by Glamamama

Disclaimer:  I received several pieces from The Jockey Collection by Rachel Zoe complimentary through Conde Nast Style Society.  As always, my opinions are my own.
Stylish and Comfortable underwear in a gorgeous color!

#RedefiningComfort @Jockey @RachelZoe
Have you ever worn shapewear?  If you haven’t, you might want to consider it in light of the variety of options that are available now in stores. Unless you have a completely perfect body, you can benefit from shapewear. Think about it, even many actresses admit to wearing shapewear. It just smoothes everything out nicely under any outfit.  The quality and look of shapewear varies wildly though and you really need to take a close look at the brands and styles before you buy. There are a bunch of things you might want to consider among the different brands. Jockey, a quality brand that has been around for a L-O-N-G time, recently launched a stylish collection of shapewear curated by Rachel Zoe that is worth consideration.  I love to be just as stylish under my clothes, you know what I mean?   Lets think about it too...who knows style better than the iconic Rachel Zoe?

This stylish collection of pieces from Jockey by Rachel Zoe really shows that comfortable underwear can be truly chic, fun and kind of flirty as you will see in my pics. Jockey and Rachel Zoe are turning the perception of comfort totally upside down with these stylish colors, clean lines and comfortable fabrics.   I received four pieces that I really liked.
Perfect for under shorter dresses or pants to smooth out EVERYTHING below!
Now listen ladies, shapewear can benefit EVERYBODY no matter what size you are. I am petite by nature but trust me, Glamamama has GOT to work out 4 times a week to keep everything in place.  Still….I am no 20-something anymore. I definitely notice how shapewear can make dresses and skirts skim better on my just smoothes out the curves and say goodbye to any kind of lumps or bumps when you put on the Jockey by Rachel Zoe shapewear.  Okay, you want to know if shapewear and specifically Jockey by Rachel Zoe is really comfortable though. Keep reading.
Beautiful bright pink color with no seams to add bulk under outfits!
I was excited about the opportunity to review several pieces I received from Jockey's Rachel Zoe collection.  You have to give it to her…she always looks good, even when she’s pregnant. That is a feat in itself.  It was a smart move for Jockey to partner with a style icon Rachel Zoe to create a new shapewear collection. It definitely has a modern, updated feel to all the pieces.

Rachel’s pieces include intimates like panties and camisoles and shapewear.  You can see the pieces I received are pretty, stylish and sporty at the same time.  You can’t see, but I will tell you all of the pieces I received were very soft and comfortable to wear...even for my LONG workdays.  The fabric stretches beautifully and fit me really well.  I wore the shapewear bottoms to work under dresses and skirts and loved the way they felt all day long. Very comfortable and pretty too.  The camisole worked perfectly on the weekend with jeans and I loved the way it let me move but kept everything tucked in place. I was amazed at how really attractive the designs, colors and styles were.  I know Rachel Zoe has a good eye, but she really put together a great collection for Jockey. I will be looking to pick up more pieces for the fall...let me know what you think.

You can get more information by following Jockey and Rachel Zoe on Facebook and Twitter. Get the scoop on Rachel Zoe by following her on Twitter too.