Showing posts from June, 2015

Cocozia 100% Organic Coconut Water Review & Recipe

I really enjoy coconut water and it is so good for you. I only buy organic coconut water because there is a big difference in flavor if you ask me. Cocozia is USDA Certified Organic and I love the real deal! Cocozia's coconut water is crisp and light and has a great mild flavor. It is a delicious way to hydrate and my favorite time to drink it is before I run a race and after to rehydrate. It is also a perfect way to cool down after being in the sun all day and to help replenish your body with necessary nutrients. It is high in magnesium which is essential to our bodies and also has calcium, iron, phosphorous and potassium. A great way to get electrolytes without added sugar.

One of the great things about this coconut water is that you can use it not just for drinking but for baking as well. Use it in breads in place of warm water or in hot oatmeal in the morning. My favorite way is to muddle herbs and fruit in the bottom of a glass and add coconut water to it. Very tasty way to …

The MagnetStreet 4th of July Sale

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Adorama Pix

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their custom photo books display your captured memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Thick, durable, professional grade photo paper resists fading and ensures that your photos will be just as colorful for future generations. The binding is lay-flat, so even panoramic images can splash across two pages without any separation. Your memories deserve to live in a stylish, archival home with AdoramaPix photo books.

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LeliaSea Body Lotion

I thought LeliaSea nailed it with there hand cream! There body lotion is no exception. With an AMAZING scent and non-greasy feel, it leaves skin well hydrated and oh-so-soft. It is made with a special formula of natural minerals, Vitamin E and UV filters. It also contains Dead Sea Salt which has magnesium, calcium and potassium in it which is amazing for our skin.

I use lotion daily, so having one that works great on top of smelling great is what I look for. This lotion leaves my skin silky smooth and smelling so good. The light floral smell is just the right amount of scent and it actually reminds me of my mom, making it that much more appealing to me. A little goes a long way as well! You don't need much to cover a large area, which I think everyone appreciates since you get more bang for your buck. 

LeliaSea always maintains the highest in standards for there products and it shows. None of the products have any ingredients derived from animals and are never tested on animals. The…

Sashka Co Giveaway

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Canary - Make Your Home Safer

As a renter, I have always wondered how I could protect my home better than just security doors around the building I live in and an intercom system. We aren't allowed to put chain's on the door for extra protection aside from out dead bolt. It really makes me worry and I was born a worrier.

For the first time ever, renter's now have an option for a security system that requires no set-up or monthly fee's. Just purchase once and you are set. It is called the


This world is a crazy place and things happen that some can't imagine happening to them. But they can happen to anyone. That is why to me it is so important to protect myself and my family, whether that mean catching someone during a robbery or someone trying to harm my family. Not only that, what about watching for the kids to come home from school and make sure they made it? Or keep an eye on that pet that keeps chewing on furniture or just a simple check in? That is where Canary comes into play.

Security Card Shield Giveaway

Do you ever think about Identity Theft? It is more common in today's society than a lot of people think. Now there is a new way for thieves to get your information and that is through Radio Frequency Identity Theft. A thief scans your purse or wallet for your credit/debit cards and pulls all needed information off of them! Scary right???
Suzie's Trading Post has got you covered on that end with two amazing Products: The Original Security Card Shield and Passport Protectors. These are THE ORIGINAL RFID shields for credit cards and are made of the highest quality. They are tear resistant, water proof and COMPLETELY customizable. Check out my video review below for more information.

Well now you have your chance to WIN protection from RFID! Enter today to help protect yourself and your family from future heartache.

If you want to purchase these Security Guard Shields at an amazing price go here: The Original Security Card Shield
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Learn About the Cricut Explore Machines

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Want the ability to easily make a personalized wedding gift or perhaps some unique home d├ęcor? Then you might find Cricut electronic cutting machines to be the best DIY crafting tool since the sewing machine. 

There are two machines that Cricut currently offers on their site:
Cricut Explore One™Cricut Explore Air™Cricut Explore One™

Cricut Explore One™ is a simple design-and-cut system. It’s versatile, easy to use, cuts very precisely, and is also incredibly affordable. With its irresistibly low price and limitless cutting potential, the Explore One is perfect for a new or beginning crafter. Here are a few notable features of the Explore One: 

Materials – All Cricut machines can cut an unbelievable variety of materials, for example:
PaperVinylIron-onCraft materialsUpcycled materialsFabricPlasticThick materialsPrecision - Features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to …

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100 FREE 4x6 Prints from Shutterfly!

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Red Apple Lipstick Giveaway!

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Happy Father's Day, Dad!

My dad holds a special place in my heart. He has done more for our family then most men do. See, when I was 9 years old my mom married him and he adopted myself and my 3 siblings. He took us into his home and raised us as his own. He is always there for me when I need him and is such a wonderful man. I couldn't ask for a better person to have been my father in life than him.
We have done a lot of fun things together, just me and him. He took me to Bristol, Tennessee to a Nascar race one year and that was a fun experience for a little kid! We've gone on canoe/camping trips together and I'll never forget the night I actually got to see the Northern Lights on that canoe trip. And those are just two that stick out in my head at the moment. He gave us opportunities we wouldn't have had otherwise in life. He taught me how to drive a stick, and I'll never forget one night out practicing driving and I hit a bear! A BEAR! Who does that??!!! Me and dad LOL. So many good mem…

Chicken Pox After Vaccination

It started a few small bumps one day that I brushed off as nothing more than a few bug bites. It is summer after all and we are outside a lot of the time. It sparked worry when the following day the bumps had spread to his legs, arms and torso. But he was vaccinated! He is up-to-date on all of his shots so why did this happen?
At first I didn't think it was possible until I did research and talked to his doctor. Apparently my son isn't alone. About 1 out of 10 people who get the vaccine still get a mild case of the chicken pox in their lifetime. It is usually a very mild case, like Benjamin's, with very few lesions and a very mild to no fever and the illness doesn't last as long. If a child gets the Chicken Pox sometime after vaccination it is known as a "breakthrough" Varicella. Benjamin actually showed no signs of the Chicken Pox in the days prior to the bumps appearing, though I do recall him feeling warmer than usual but I just figured it was because of …

Father's Day Giveaway!

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Get to Know Cricut!

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If you’re reading this post, chances are, you’re a creative type. You like to craft, explore your creativity, and share your creations with others. And it’s for people like you that Cricut created their line of personal electronic cutting machines. 

A little known fact about Cricut is that they’ve actually been in business for over 50 years, and their primary purpose has been to develop tools that inspire creativity in people. 

Today, millions of people use Cricut’s award-winning products to create beautiful, inventive, and personal projects. 

So, what is Cricut? Cricut is actually a family of electronic cutting machines that make it possible for you to easily create amazing do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Well, not totally DIY because Cricut’s incredible machine’s do a LOT of the heavy lifting. 

The two machines that Cricut offers are:
the Cricut Explore One™ - allows you …

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Hyaluronic Acid is a carbohydrate found naturally in our bodies. It is most prevalent in the eyes and in our joints, but is found in almost every cell in our bodies. It binds with water in our bodies to create a sort of gel to help lubricate muscles and joints for better function.

So why do we use it on our skin? Well our skin is highly elastic when we our younger because it is sufficient in collagen and hyaluronic acid. As we get older, we start losing elasticity in skin because the concentration of hyaluronic acid in our skin starts depleting. Add that to collagen loss and wrinkles and significant signs of aging occur.

Just think of it as a sort of lubricant. A hyaluronic acid serum will add to the depleting acid in our skin cells to help build it back up again. It works with our skin to hydrate and moisturize. With that in mind is it easy to see why it has been called "The Fountain of Youth". It helps minimize signs of the aging process on the skin by making the skin mor…

Undercover Mama Giveaway!

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Our 5th Wedding Anniversary

Today marks my husband and I's 5th Wedding Anniversary. It is a special day, and rainy, just like the day we were married. They say rain means good luck on a wedding day. This is superstition of course but it is said to bring cleansing to the marriage of the past, the tough times and the bad memories. It is supposed to signify that the marriage will last, along with the blessing of fertility and that it will be the last day the bride will shed tears.

Obviously these are superstitions but it is interesting as it was rainy then and is rainy now. I find it beautifully calming. These last 5 years have been a roller coaster of emotions. Every marriage is rough, I just feel blessed that we have made it through those tough times.

Lawrence and I didn't have a traditional wedding to say the least. We had been dating a little over 5 years when I got pregnant with Benjamin. We had a shot gun wedding at the courthouse. Some would say that we had eloped. It wasn't the flashy, beautifu…

Oven Roasted Chicken

I love a good chicken dinner. I wanted something different though. Different flavors to eat together. So I created this!

Whole Chicken, rinsed and giblets taken out or off (mine was a little over 4 lbs)1 medium sized onion, peeled and cut in half3 stalks of celery, washed1 small lemon3 carrots, peeled and cut into big chunks7 cloves of peeled garlic3 bay leavesSpice Rub Blend (1 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and thyme. 1/2 teaspoon of sage, rosemary and basil.)1/4 Cup Brown SugarSunflower Oil Take the spice rub blend and rub it under the skin and the remainder on top of the skin. Do the same with the brown sugar; first under the skin then on top, making sure the spice rub and brown sugar are rubbed in well for better flavor. Take the lemon and zest it over the whole chicken as evenly as you can. Then slice the lemon in half and juice in a container to remove and seeds the carefully pour the lemon juice over the top of the chicken.

On top of a boiler pan…

Organize Lego's FAST! Box4Blox Giveaway!

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Janie and Jack's Season Finale Semi-Annual Sale

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You DO NOT want to miss out on this HUGE sale! This sale is good through 6/7! Start your shopping here: Janie & Jack's Season Finale Sale They have the cutest children's clothes and with deals this HUGE, your pocket book and kids will thank you! 
They offer classic children's clothing rich in fabric and design. Little kids look so cute all spiffy and adorable. So don't wait! Get the goods while they last. At prices this great, styles and sizes go fast! Shop NOW!

Xlear - The Xylitol Experts

This wonderful package was sent to me compliments of Moms Meet to test and present to you, my wonderful reader! It is a wonderful website that brings healthy and top quality products to mother's to test with groups or for their blogs. Check it out! 

Back to the wonderful Xlear company. Let's start with the award-winning Xlear Nasal Spray. It is a patented saline and xylitol solution that helps alleviate congetsion due to allergies, cold, flu and sinusitis. It works so well because xylitol has been shown to decrease bacterial adherence in the nose. Who doesn't want healthier sinuses? I know for me, when my nose is so stuffy I can't breather I get very frustrated, sore throats due to breathing through the mouth occur and make my cold or allergies even worse. Thanks to Xlear, that hasn't been such a problem this Spring. My husband carries one with him at all times because he works outdoors a lot and it helps keep his nasal passages clear. He loves it!
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