Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders are the ultimate in natural supplements for kids @momsmeet @megafood #MomsMeet #megafood



I don't know about you but it is a real piece of work to get my kid to take her vitamins and she is not a toddler. Lordy knows, it gets even more important as they get a bit older to get good nutrition in on a regular basis. I want her to have strong bones like her Gramma does when she gets older. It starts when they are young to get them built up strong. As a family, we eat a super healthy diet with tons of fresh fruit and vegetables. The reality is,  it is never a perfect world. Even if you try SO hard, like I really do, it is not possible to get in all the nutrients a body needs each day or for that matter, even each week. I really want to make sure my child gets good nutrition now so her body and mind are strong for life.

I have tried so many options with vitamins it is not even funny. This has been going on since she was a toddler. She just ends up complaining about chewing the vitamin no matter whether it is a gummy or a chewable tablet. I had really been excited when I heard that MegaFood partnered with Kauai Organic Farms, Lundberg Family Farms, and Uncle Matt’s Organic to develop kid-friendly nutrient powders because I knew that this could be my saving grace. Think about all the ways you can blend a powder into everyday items that the kids eat and drink. No more standing there making sure that they chew or swallow that vitamin. No more with the kids hiding the vitamins in those tricky places like under the couch (I caught onto that one early!) 

She loves smoothies and soups so I was already scheming right away on how to incorporate the MegaFood Kids Booster Powders into our everyday meals. These powdered vitamins are an ideal option for any kids who have difficulty swallowing, or resist taking a tableted multivitamin. Why did someone not think of this earlier?? MegaFood Kids Booster Powders are a win-win for moms, dads and the kids! You can blend them into soups like this delicious homemade vegetable and bean soup I made below--she at it and told me she loved it. Hee hee, it was full of homemade goodness plus MegaFood Boosters. Score for mom.


One issue that I always worry about is how is a new vitamin going to digest? MegaFood Kids Booster Powders are designed to be easy to digest so no worries about tummy troubles. So many children these days have dietary issues so it was nice to see that like all MegaFood supplements, MegaFood Kids Booster Powders are tested free of gluten, dairy, soy, pesticides and herbicides. That is a big relief for me because as a mom I always worry. 

One of the things I always look at is the ingredients too. Something is very different about these MegaFood Kids Booster Powders.  In complete contrast to most all other kids vitamin brands, MegaFood Nutrient Booster Powders contain NO sugars, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings or preservatives. That was a welcome surprise. My child doesn't need any more sugar so I love that. Each powder comes with a tiny scoop inside which lets you measure out a perfect serving. These are so much more convenient and flexible versus pills, tablets or gummies. The MegaFood Kids Booster Powders are perfectly blendable, mixable and hideable in any food or drink. I find that they are pretty much undetectable too so she accepts them with no grumbling.

There are three different varieties too. MegaFood has three different kinds  of Kids Nutrient Booster Powders to support the health and well-being of children five years of age and older.  Let me tell you a little about each one.

The first MegaFood Kids Booster Powder is the Kids Daily Multi. This booster promotes well-being and healthy development and it has a wonderful blend of ingredients including organic turmeric, carrots, fresh fruits and 23 essential vitamins and minerals per serving.* I really appreciate the focus on organic ingredients too. This is an essential for my child. It covers all the basis for the main vitamins I know she needs.

The second MegaFood Kids Booster Powder is the Kids Daily Immune. This booster features oranges from Uncle Matt’s Organic and elderberry & echinacea. This kids vitamin booster promotes and helps to strengthen a healthy immune response year round.* We try to be good with washing our hands regularly and eating a healthy diet but she can definitely use immune support against all the viruses that are out there between school and activities.

The third MegaFood Kids Booster Powder is the Kids Daily B-Centered. This vitamin powder features Lundberg Family Farms organic brown rice.  It is formulated with a complete spectrum of FoodState B vitamins and provides daily support for mental focus, cognitive function, and a sense of calmness.* I love that this blend supports healthy mental and physical energy levels.* Her schedule is so packed with schoolwork, sports and other activities that she needs to keep her focus and energy levels high so this is ideal for her.

Did you know that MegaFood has been around since 1973? That is a long history that shows their commitment to real food. Fresh from Farm to Powder™, you know that MegaFood is as real as it gets. Since the beginning, MegaFood has always used real food from family-owned farms to make a real difference. 

MegaFood was one of the first nutritional companies to make their FoodState vitamin and minerals from scratch starting with farm fresh whole foods. Think about all the commercial vitamins out there--this is not something you see everyday. It is no surprise that MegaFood has some of the most effective and award-winning supplements out there. They were a true pioneer in the natural products industry. 

You know that I am an ardent supporter of businesses that are based in the USA. Well, MegaFood is based in New Hampshire, USA.  MegaFood continues to innovate to meet the evolving nutritional needs of adults and children by manufacturing more than 36 individual FoodState Nutrients™ using their proprietary Slo-Food Process™. All of this happens all in their own USA based facility in New Hampshire too.

Ready to make life easier for your and your kids and sleep better at night? No more vitamin battles---yay! Think about all the ways you can add MegaFood Kids Booster Powders to your children's favorite foods. Here are some additional recipe ideas from sweet to savory.  MegaFood recommends adding one level scoop to 6-8 ounces of your child’s favorite smoothie, shake, or juice, or incorporating it into an easy, no-bake recipe for a fun treat. It is so easy to blend up a quick breakfast smoothie like I do with a frozen ripe banana, a little dairy or non-dairy nut milk, yogurt and a scoop of MegaFood. Add other fruits as desired such as a handful of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or even mango. Blend it up with your handy stick blender and you have a powerful breakfast. Alternatively, you can try treats like these peanut butter balls that I made. The recipe is on the MegaFood website. You can add raisins, cranberries or chocolate chips for an additional level of yumminess too.

You can also find out more and follow all the updates for discounts and specials offers on the MegaFood website and on their social networks.



*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ricola Herbal Immunity is a great option to support a healthy immune system @crowdtap #sponsored

Disclosure: I was recently chosen to participate in a Ricola® Herbal Immunity Lozenges event through Crowdtap. I received complimentary products and promotional gifts in exchange for my honest opinion.


For over 80 years, Ricola has been one of the most modern and innovative manufacturers of herb drops in the world. All herbs used in their products are organically cultivated in the Swiss mountains. Ricola®’s selection of products includes about 50 different herb specialty flavors and now they're looking at their Chrüterchrafters to get to try their newest creation, Ricola Herbal Immunity™! Just what I need with fall coming on fast. I will do everything I can to support my immune system.


Ricola Herbal Immunity™ is a delicious option that makes it easy to support your immune system. Not only does this yummy lozenge combine the natural power of gingseng and vitamins to support the immune system, but it comes in a delicious Honey Herb or Citrus Herb flavor. I received the Citrus Herb flavor and it was delicious. I can't wait to try the Honey Herb because honey is one of my favorite flavors as well. Ricola Herbal Immunity left me feeling energized and awake for hours--even on a busy day this week.


I have used Ricola products for years now. My older sister introduced them to me and I always looked for them in the pharmacy when I had a cold or sore throat.  The winters here in the mid-Atlantic are just so harsh and even though I am one healthy girl I end up with colds, flu, strep or pneumonia at least once a year.  I don't smoke either and I eat organic and exercise regularly. Ricola Herbal Immunity™ is a great way that I am going to add in an extra layer of support for my immune system this fall and winter.

Anyone can get a cough or cold no matter how healthy they are.  That is one of the things I love about Ricola....all their products including these new Ricola Herbal Immunity™ are made with specialty herbs like Ginseng plus Vitamins C, B6 and B12.  Totally different from those other drops on the shelves.  These Ricola Herbal Immunity™ lozenges were very soothing to my throat and tasting refreshing.  This will be one of the new options I will be using this fall and winter.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Revive with Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops through @Crowdtap

Disclosure: I was recently chosen to participate in a Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops event through Crowdtap. I received complimentary products and promotional gifts in exchange for my honest opinion.


For over 80 years, Ricola has been one of the most modern and innovative manufacturers of herb drops in the world. All herbs used in their products are organically cultivated in the Swiss mountains. Ricola®’s selection of products includes about 50 different herb specialty flavors and now they're looking at their Chrüterchrafters to get to try their newest creation, Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops!


I received the following items in my sampling package:
  • Bag of Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops
  • 1 Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops Sampling Insert 
I have used Ricola products for years now. My older sister introduced them to me and I always looked for them in the pharmacy when I had a cold or sore throat.  The winters here in the mid-Atlantic are just so harsh and even though I am one healthy girl I end up with colds, flu, strep or pneumonia at least once a year.  I don't smoke either and I eat organic and exercise regularly.


Anyone can get a cough or cold no matter how healthy they are.  That is one of the things I love about Ricola....all their products including these new Revitalizing Herb Drops are made with specialty herbs.  Totally different from those other cough drops on the shelves.  These Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops were very soothing to my throat and tasting refreshing.  This will be one of the new options I look to if I need something to soothe my sore throat during the winter. They actually taste so refreshing though that I think I will keep a few in my purse and in the car for those days when my throat is just dry....they will be perfect for that too.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Amazing Escape Rooms New Jersey an exciting and fun activity for friends and family plus get a 20% discount now! @usfg



Have you heard about the latest in fun and entertainment for the whole family? If you like puzzles and games, here is a novel way to keep things exciting this fall and winter. The Amazing Escape Room is actually open year round. If you live in New Jersey or the surrounding area this is a must visit fun spot. After experiencing it myself, I would totally go back for a Girls Night Out or for a get together with friends. It would be a fun spot to connect with your teens or tweens as well. Amazing Escape Room is a great place to bring the family or friends. I love that this is a fun activity for all ages. The great part is that the whole premise to work together as a team to solve a puzzle.

We had a great time this past weekend! We booked the Time Travel Room and it was a complete blast to the past. I don't want to give away details but the room was impressive with period details. After about 5 minutes you were so engrossed in solving each puzzle and mystery that you forgot that there was anything outside that room. It was a real challenge and very exciting to work as a team to solve the clues. The countdown clock just adds to the excitement.


I was so impressed with everything from the beginning to end. It was a cinch for me to book the room but you never know. Once I arrived, I definitely realized that the staff are really well trained and actually provide superb customer service to everyone from kids to adults. We arrived a few minutes early to the Princeton location (literally right across from Whole Foods).A staff member was helping a customer book a room over the phone. The staff member was accommodating and explained the different room options so patiently. Each of the rooms has a different exciting theme. Right now you can get 20% OFF Amazing Escape Rooms with 4 locations located around New Jersey. Click on the Amazing Escape Rooms link and use the special code: blog_20 to receive 20% OFF on any Amazing Escape Room experience. It is good at any of the locations below. Bring your family and friends to the most entertaining experience you will ever have. It is definitely good for all ages. Our group included one adult and 4 teens.

By the way, in case you wondered...each room has a technician watching and listening so they can give you hints if you need them. They are there to help you have a uber fun experience so no worries at all.  This was just such a great experience from beginning to end I can't wait to go back and try the other rooms.  You definitely should make a reservation though. When we left the waiting room was packed with guests for the following session.  Check it out and let me know!

  • Freehold 2 Monmouth Avenue C7 Freehold NJ 07728 732-333-0448
  • Princeton 3490 US Highway 1 Princeton NJ 08540 609-919-0091
  • Montclair 20 Lackawanna Plaza 2nd Floor Montclair NJ 07042 973-509-8215
  • Cherry Hill 2050 Springdale Rd suite 200 cherry Hill NJ 08003 856-324-6417



Amazing Escape Room is a great way to get the kids out of the house and have fun. This is a great option for small or large groups too.Don't forget to use the 20% off code for the best deal.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Lenny and Larry's The Complete Cookie keeps it healthy and yummy plus a #discount and #promocode #TeamLL #sponsored @Lennyandlarrys


I work hard to keep my diet healthy and to make fitness a priority. It can be a challenge but I think about my long term health and that keeps me on track. I think about my mom who is going to be 83--she looks like she is 60. She has exercised and ate healthy her whole life and that makes a real difference. One of the tricks I have found is to not deprive myself but find treats and snacks that make it easy to be healthy but feel rewarded. Lenny and Larry make it easy with their Complete Cookie. There are so many varieties and they all taste delicious. The Complete Cookie is filled with protein...each cookie has 16 grams of protein. There are no artificial sweeteners and each high protein cookie is even vegan. Baked Nutrition is what sets Lenny & Larry's apart from other snacks and cookies. I discovered them a while ago and decided I liked them so much I wanted to partner with them as a brand ambassador.

From the very beginning Lenny and Larry's has been committed to making the tastiest source of protein possible. They realized early on that nothing compared to eating something that was freshly baked. In addition to the fresh baked taste, all their products have a variety of other benefits. They are super versatile too, you can eat them on their own or make a healthy ice cream/fro-yo Complete Cookie sandwich or crumble them up on Greek for a delicious high protein snack.
Ready for some real data? Each Complete Cookie has:


  • 16 grams of clean vegetable based protein
  • 8 grams of fiber
  • Vegan
  • Kosher

  • Non-GMO
  • No Soy
  • No Cholesterol
  • No Trans Fat
  • No Sugar Alcohols
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
Are you ready to try these delicious healthy cookies? The Complete Cookie is perfect as a dessert, pre or post-workout or anytime you need a pick me up. You could enjoy one as a breakfast on the go as well. You can buy Lenny and Larry's Complete Cookie online and don't forget to use my discount codes below to save even more.



1. $10 off $50+ order: 10AMB50

2. $20 off $100+ order: 20AMB100

3. $40 off $200+ order: 40AMB200 

Let me know what you think and which one is your favorite. I love the birthday cake--it is festive and delicious. 

Beauty Box 5 September Staff Picks keeps it fun in the fall @beautybox5 #sponsored #purlisseperfect #beabombshellcosmetics @simpleskincare #MakeUp4Makeup #happybrands #gosmile

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products.


I love it....Beauty Box five has the fun beauty ideas for every day of the year whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.  My little blue box from BB5 helps me manage to keep it all together at work and at home to freshen up my glam look no matter what the day holds for me.  BB5 shows you how you can squeeze in quality beauty time into even the days you gotta speed things along with a few little special products.  Check out all the trendiest of autumn fashions now that the long, hot days of summer are starting to fade! Don't forget to share your fave finds and share with friends too. Take a peek at a few beauty goodies to go along with your pretty fashions and maybe grab a few extra for friends. A BB5 subscription makes a great gift any friend would appreciate all year long.

Everyone loves getting the inside scoop. I like trying new beauty products from sunscreens to lipsticks and find that I often find new faves.  That is one of the great things about BB5.  You can try lots of new things and sub in new favorites without being stuck with a huge bottle of this or that. I happens to the best of us even with green intentions. Sometimes I look at a product in the store but I worry it might not be for me and I don't want to spend all that money if I don't know that I really like it.  Who needs something else to sit on the bathroom shelf or take up more room in a drawer? I would always feel guilty. Every once in a while you get lucky and the store has a sample or perhaps a beauty company sends you a sample and you get to try it first.  That is the premise behind BB5.

The ideal solution for all of us is brought to you by Beauty Box 5. They understand and created their great beauty sampling box program. Beauty Box 5 is an amazing subscription beauty box sampler that is delivered right to your doorstep (or mailbox) filled with a combination of 5 brand new cosmetic samples monthly, quarterly or annually. You can start out at just $12 a month or save more by getting a longer subscription. 

Signing up to receive Beauty Box 5 each month is a great new way for anyone from teens to moms and even a savvy fashionista Gramma to sample new cosmetic products and see what works for you. Good skin care and the joy of beauty has no age limit!  Each month they include tips and tricks for the products on the back of this little card below to help you get the most out of your beauty samples each month.



Beauty Box 5 is always on the lookout for the latest new items to make the best matches for your own personal taste and lifestyle.  The prices are reasonable too. You can get a Beauty Box 5 monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 or annually for just $99.  Shipping is always free.  A fun way to check out lots  of the new beauty stuff out there without a whole lot of $$ investment. The great part is that if you like something, you can just up and buy the full size item, right?  Much better than buying a full size you-know-what-beauty-item and paying a fortune and then it sits in the makeup bag gathering dust because it doesn't work for you.





Beauty Box 5 mixes it up with their brands and keeps things adventurous. They source from a mix of niche, luxe, regular drugstore, vegan and eco-conscious brands.  One month you might get hair care, nail care, makeup, skin care, fragrances or even beauty accessories or a mix of any of the above.  I love the suspense!  You will get a carefully curated blend of travel, full-size and deluxe samples from their most current collection.

I just received the September Staff Picks box this week.  The September theme is all all about taking some good advice from the beauty pros. In between apple picking and pumpkin patches, squeeze in just a little touch of pampering for your skin and hair. Beauty Box 5 always has all the tools and tricks to help you look pretty from your head to your toes.  Okay, but just how do you get your hair, lips, eyes and nails looking just so? Let BB5 help you out! The team at Beauty Box 5 wants to remember you are it is all about taking care of yourself.  They show you just how to style your hair and eliminate the frizzies. They give you the tools to freshen up your nails super fast and glam them up with hot winter colors. This month the focus is on the skin and face. Beauty Box 5 is here with a ton of special treats to help you along the way.  Here is the scoop on the amazing treats that were in this month's sweet sea blue box:

As always, my box was filled with of lovely goodies that I could not wait to try. There were treats for my hands, face and body tucked in there this month.  There were several special items to keep me looking fresh and alluring wherever I go.  Even if it is far from home I will still be looking good with all my goodies stashed in my bag.



The first item in this box is a Happy Brands Happy Hair Turban. If you are short on time like I always am, this is an ideal way to twist your hair, loop it up and get it dry in a snap. This ultra soft towel is very gentle on my hair and dries it quickly. I can apply my makeup and my hair dries at the same time. It keeps my hair out of my way too, so I can apply my makeup faster. I find that it takes less time to blow out and style because the towel absorbs so much water so quickly. One advantage is that since I don't have to use hot tools as much, it is less frizzy and I find there is less breakage.  Retail $18.00



While you have your hair out of the way in your turban, you can use these Simple Skincare Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. These wipes are super soft and work really quickly to remove all the makeup on my skin from mascara, to CC cream to lipstick. They wipes are very gentle even around my eyes. I appreciate that these wipes leave my skin feeling comfortable and moisturized. My tween tried them and really liked them too. These are a cinch to use too, they are ready to go no water needed either. That means they are good for on the go, traveling and tucking in your purse for makeup emergencies. Just gently wipe the face and neck areas and watch the makeup melt right off.  Retail: $5.99


We all need to use a full spectrum SPF moisturizer like this every single day even if you are going sans makeup. This is not an indulgence, it is essential to protect the skin. Everyone needs Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. Lovely ingredients like White Tea, Soy Proteins and Algae Extract calm and hydrate skin while improving texture. This is a very gentle formula too and it is safe for even the most sensitive complexions. It is lightweight and color neutral as well so it is ideal to use under your favorite BB, CC or foundation. I received a great travel size version so it is perfect to tuck in my purse for touch ups during the day when I need more moisture. Retail $55
  

It happens to all of us, that shiny skin. Be A Bombshell Smooth Criminal HD Finishing Powder can save the day when you need to mattify the skin. It is terrific because this is ideal for all skin types and the color is totally neutral. This translucent powder can be used in several ways. You can even out a complexion or just use it for quick touch ups to shiny skin on the forehead, nose or chin. I love that it is super light and adds no color. It feels really comfortable on my skin. My teen tester also liked it and gave it the thumbs up. A little goes a long way so get a little brush out and dip, tap to remove excess and leave your skin ready for the day.  Retail $7.00.


I don't know about you but I am a freak about white teeth. Go Smile Teeth Whitening Gel is an easy way to keep teeth fresh and white on a regular basis.  Lipstick colors and trends vary each season but white teeth are always in so check this one out. I like that this is a fast and simple way to keep my teeth white, no additional time or equipment needed. All you need to do is apply equal amounts of your favorite toothpast and this handy gel to your dry toothbrush and brush for two minutes, twice a day. White teeth are in your mirror this fall with no extra work. Retail $29.00

So, are you ready to get in on the fun? The ladies from BB5 have put together another really amazing box full of beauty fun perfect to take you straight into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 and get in on the goodies to keep you looking fab for all four seasons.
After you join, you can even spread your good fortune via Instagram and have an opportunity to win full-size versions of these products too! Don't forget to tag @beautybox5 and #bb5fave that way they know that it was you spreading the good tips and great products!











Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tide Brights + Whites Rescue™ In-Wash laundry booster @crowdtap


I like my clothes to come out of the wash really clean. In the past, they were clean, but not always as bright or white as I would have liked. I was excited to have the opportunity to try out a new product from Tide that works in tandem with your detergent to get clothes brighter and whiter. What an amazing concept and I am not surprised that it was conceived by Tide either. Tide has always been on the cutting edge with liquid detergents and then pods and now this specialized brightener and whitening agent.

Tide Brights + Whites Rescue™ In-Wash laundry booster  is a revolutionary way to refresh bright colors and get whites super clean again. Why is it always that favorite shirt or those gorgeous bright blue shorts that end up looking dingy and dull after only a few washes?  It happens to all of us...I still remember those blue shorts from last year. I wish that I had Tide Brights + Whites Rescue™ In-Wash laundry booster  because I could have saved them and given them a second life. Now that I know about Tide Brights + Whites Rescue™ and its ability to brighten dingy fabrics by up to 3 shades I will never do that again. I saw the difference really quickly and was kind of wowed.

I was impressed with how well Tide Brights + Whites Rescue™ In-Wash laundry booster worked for my brights and whites. I used to have to use several different products that I used to try and get the best results but this is easier and more effective! It is a cinch to use and my husband's white tee shirts came out of the wash looking bright and clean. The striped bed sheets came out looking brighter and more vibrant. The big win was all his Ultimate Frisbee clothes that were so dingy and dirty from those grass fields...holy smoke they really look bright and clean. Even his white socks look white again. This is after one washload. I am definitely buying Tide Brights + Whites Rescue™ In-Wash laundry booster when I go shopping on Saturday!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer keeps my skin soft and beautiful @crowdtap #sponsored


Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is an amazing innovation in creams. I really like this moisturizer because it works so much more effectively and it saves me time after my shower.  Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is super easy to use after my shower.  It totally leaves my skin soft and smell is amazing. It moisturizes my skin so well. It is so effective because you apply it to your skin when it is wet, like after washing your hands or getting out of the shower. I just towel dry gently and it just locks the moisture right in.  You can feel the difference for yourself.


My skin can be really dry all throughout the year but it gets worse in the fall and winter. This can be really uncomfortable and even embarrassing.  Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer gives me an easy way to eliminate dry skin without adding an extra step to my beauty routine. As a busy, working mom I really appreciate that. It saves me time! A little goes a long way too. I keep it in my shower and when I am just about done, I gently rub it all over my damp skin. I gently towel off and get dressed. I can immediately see how my skin glows and has a fresh, healthy appearance.  Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer makes a big difference and so quickly. My skin looks so much more radiant now even though it is getting into fall. Normally, my skin is becoming drier so I am thrilled about this improvement. The best thing is the comfortable feeling seems to last all day too. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Bright Outdoors Picnic Set makes a picnic easy and fun to put together on the fly #thebrightoutdoors #sponsored


We love to spend time outdoors whether it is at the beach, the lake or at a local park. Spring, summer and fall there are concerts galore in our town and even if we decide to head into the city. There is nothing more fun than a picnic when the weather is beautiful. This beautiful picnic set makes a great gift for yourself or for a friend. It makes it easy to put together a picnic for two people anytime. The Bright Outdoors picnic set for 2 is designed for those people who like the outdoor dining life, but don't want to store a big empty basket. This is a sleek design that has all the tools you need include a bottle and wine opener as well as utensils and plates. It even has a beautiful cheeseboard. Everything zips in and is secured too. This is a compact wallet that slips in to any bag, tote or basket or you can carry it with the padded handles as an alternative.



You  can find this sleek and attractive Bright Outdoors Picnic set right on Amazon for $24.95. It makes a lovely gift for anyone whether they are a city slicker or a country bumpkin. You can tote all your gear so easy and cleanup is a breeze when you arrive home.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Fiscal Fitness for Kids: Money Savvy Soccer Ball Bank #MoneySavvySoccerBall



Sometimes it can be a real challenge to come up with fun but useful birthday, Christmas or holiday gifts for kids. What do you get these days when you just want to do something that is non-tech? If you have kids that love soccor, then I have a great option for you that is fun and a learning tool as well. Money Savvy Generation's new Money Savvy Soccer Ball™ is the latest addition to their award-winning family of financial management products for children. 



The reality is that kids NEED to learn how to manage money. Studies show that college kids often fall into debt because they don't understand how to manage money. You can start early and provide a fun sports oriented gift that teaches kids how to manage their money while they are young. This Money Savvy Soccer Ball is just one option that MSG offers that really makes so much sense. The Money Savvy Soccer Ball has four fun see-through chambers marked: SaveSpend, Donate and Invest.  The idea is aso simple but it's ingenius. It's designed to teach children, in a fun and engaging way, concepts like financial goal-setting and delayed gratification. These are critical skills to learn early on in life to avoide debt and financial problems. Kids learn that there is more to money than just spending and buying treats and toys. 


This Money Savvy Soccer Ball Bank comes beautifully boxed and ready to wrap or pop in a gift bag. The box has a colorful design that shows exactly what is inside.  It is more than just a bank though. Each bank includes a set of glittery goal-setting stickers and a guide on how to get started with saving, spending, investing and donating.  It is no surprise that this innovative toy is a Winner of a coveted Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Award.  Think about how Money Savvy Soccer Ball makes a perfect holiday or birthday gift for any child.



You can see all the other products that Money Savvy Generation has by taking a peek at their website and reading their blog. You can find the Money Savvy Soccer Ball Bank right on Amazon for easy shopping anytime. The company is always looking for feedback on how the products are working for you and your family. What I like best about their products is that they engage the kids while keeping it fun. The products are colorful and exciting but they serve a higher purpose so it is a win-win for everyone from the parents to the kids.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

evian® Facial Spray will be there to say “I Do” wherever your wedding and honeymoon takes you plus a #Giveaway @evianspray

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What is summer without weddings on the beach? I love spending time at our family beach house. We are in a popular town right on the beach in the mid-Atlantic so we always see a few weddings every summer. Whether you are planning a late summer beach wedding locally or as part of a destination wedding you want to make sure you include evian. Pure, natural skincare from the French Alps, evian® Facial Spray is beneficial for any skin type at any age but especially in the summer.  Makeup artists rely on beauty essentials like evian® Facial Spray. It is a convenient and necessary “must-have” makeup and skincare item for the most beautiful look for the bride and bridesmaids. If you are putting together gift bags or welcome packages for hotel guests just tuck a bottle of evian® Facial Spray right in there as well. Guests can reach in a spray it on their skin anytime for a cool mist of refreshing natural skincare during the ceremony or at the celebration afterward.




I keep evian® Facial Spray on hand all the time to keep my skin looking fresh and dewy no matter what I am doing. evian has a unique, balanced, mineral content and exquisitely fine micro-droplet mist that allows skin to better absorb its hydration and keep a fresh, natural look. This favorite of skincare and makeup professionals is affordable luxury for everyday and special occasions like weddings. I love that it is available in three convenient sizes too. evian® Facial Spray is leak-proof and environmentally friendly too. Guess what? evian is perfect for the honeymoon too since it comes in a 1.7 oz. travel size (TSA approved), 5 oz. for beach tote or purse and an economical 10 oz. for use at home. evian is a classic beauty secret that you need to get into your makeup bag. No other water has the same mineral content as evian. The exquisitely fine mist produced by evian® Facial Spray penetrates and re-hydrates the upper layers of the skin naturally. evian has a unique mineral balance, along with exceptional purity which is perfect for sensitive, dry, normal or oily skin. It leaves skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant.
Now you now how to start with creating any special look since you know there will be so many fun photo opportunities all day and night long when you have a wedding. You can welcome all the photo opps with evian® Facial Spray to refresh your skin. Make-up professionals choose evian® Facial Spray to mix and blend makeup. They know that after applying color cosmetics, a quick circular spray of its fine mist evens out complexion and creates a smooth, airbrushed look. Even if you are not having your wedding makeup done professionally, evian® Facial Spray can give you the beautiful look you want. It is perfect for all skin types since evian® Spray has a unique balance of minerals and neutral 7.2 pH. 

Don't forget to share with all the ladies in your wedding party too!
evian® Facial Spray is a great way to revive a fresh makeup look and hairstyle throughout the wedding. Ladies and men can feel confident to spray evian on their skin and hair. You can spray it right over cosmetics.  evian® Facial Spray gives your hair a quick boost too. All you need to do is spray and restyle with or without heat tools.  You can cool your skin down with a quick spritz of evian® Facial Spray. Be sure to have a canister in the lounge supply basket in the ladies and men's room. Guests will all enjoy evian® Facial Spray’s beneficial cooling mist.
 

After all the fun is a lovely memory, don't forget to truly enjoy your honeymoon. Remember the travel-size evian® Facial Spray is TSA approved and perfect for on-board air travel. Don't let your skin get dry on the plane where there is no moisture. Remember to stock up on evian® Facial Spray before your big celebration!
You can really get your skin ready for your special wedding day and enter to win a gift package from Evian.  5 lucky winners will receive a summer prize package which includes:

• A $25 Sephora Gift Card
• 10 oz evian® Facial Spray
• 5 oz evian® Facial Spray
• Three 1.7 oz. travel size evian® Facial Sprays
(total package -- over a $75 value)

Enter to win the evian summer prize package here.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.