Temperature taking can be fun and stress free with FeverMates!

May 21, 2015

As most parents know, taking a sick child's temperature can be a struggle.  Rectal thermometers are traumatizing, oral thermometers are too hard for a child to keep in their mouth, oral digital thermometers need plastic covers, and a lot of the stick on strips do not stick correctly or irritate the skin.  

Mediband FeverMates are a great stick-on fever monitoring solution (made with hypoallergenic medical grade adhesive) and come in fun animal shapes kids will love.

The Best Store-Bought Baby Food | #RealFoodForBabies #IC #AD

May 20, 2015

Beach-Nut Organic Baby Food


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Kid #1:  Homemade baby food.  Brand new clothes.  Natural diapers...
Kid #2:  Store-bought baby food.  Hand-me-downs.  Whatever diapers are the cheapest...

Sound familiar, parents?  

Taste Guru Subscription Box - May 1st Unboxing

Here's an unboxing video of my May 1st Taste Guru gluten free subscription box.  If you are unfamiliar with Taste Guru and how the subscription services works, visit www.tasteguru.com or click the banner below.

Having had a bad experience with some snack subscription boxes in the past, I was hesitant to try the Taste Guru box.  Much to my surprise, this month's box was filled with tons of full-sized products, not just for me, but for the entire family.



Product Information:

Modern Table Meal Kit - Modern Table offers healthy, yummy and easy-to-make meal kits that are packed with protein and fiber.

Gluten Free Bar: Nutrition Bar - We're two brothers who get along well with each other, but not with gluten.  We're on a mission to make the world's best gluten-free, high-protein snacks.

Bio Coffee:  Coffee Sachet - Unlike regular coffee, which is extremely acidic, Bio Coffee is the world's first alkaline coffee.  It gives you the energy boost you're looking for, without all of the harmful side effects.

Tree Hugger Gum - Kids love bubble gum.  Now parents can give their kids all natural Tree Hugger Non-GMO gum.  No corn products.  No BHT.  Nut-Free and Dairy-Free.

Namaste Pizza Crust Mix - This Gluten and Top-8-allergen-free pizza crust has the gourmet flavor from their special blend of nine herbs and spices.  Makes two 14" crusts.

Matt's Munchies Fruit Snacks - Matt's Munchies are sophisticated, all-natural Premium Fruit Snacks that are made with pure, wholesome ingredients - you can really taste the difference.

Zouq Foods Curry Crunch Snack - A potpourri of sweet and sour taste, harmoniously blended with rice flakes, chick pea flour, peanuts and turmeric.


Have a Sun Safe Summer!

 No matter what type of skin you have, there's no better defense than good sunscreen.  By using No-Ad sunscreen products, you are preventing damage from the suns' harmful rays, as well as slowing down the aging process of your skin.  Nobody wants to look older than they really are, right?


With No-Ad Sport Body & Face Sunscreen Stick you get SPF 50 broad spectrum sunscreen that's water resistant for up to 80 minutes, and comes in solid stick form (similar to stick deodorant).  It's easy to apply with no mess on your hands and goes on light and clear.  Price:  I found this for $5.59 right now on www.drugstore.com.

No-Ad Oil-Free Face SPF 30 Daily Moisturizing Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion is so light it can be used daily, and won't clog pores.  It has the faint fragrance of watermelon and is hypoallergenic and fragrance free.  Like the No-Ad Sport, this is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.  Price:  About $6.00 for a 6 ounce tube.

If you want that sun kissed glow without chancing any harm from exposure to the sun, try Ocean Potion Ever Glow Xtreme Self Tanning Lotion.  It's made for any skin tone and you will get results within hours of application without streaking.  Ocean Potion leaves your skin moist with cocoa and shea butters, along with vitamin A, C and E.  Ocean Potion has a yummy mango lime fragrance!  Remember, Ocean Potion does NOT contain sunscreen, so if you are out in sunlight be sure to use the proper measures - sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and protective clothing.  Price:  Also under $6.00.

Look for the above products at your local Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Kroger, Publix, Winn-Dixie, HEB, and BI-Lo stores, as well as other retail and online stores like www.walmart.com and www.drugstore.com.  I noticed that many of the No-Ad products come in travel sizes, perfect to put in carry-on luggage for your next vacation!

Stay sun safe and have a warm and glorious summer!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Sun & Skin Care Research in exchange for my honest review.   Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Keystone Resort Unveils the Ultimate Family Summer Adventure Package

May 19, 2015

Keystone Resort



 Keystone Resort has long been known as a place where families rule, and summers are no exception. The resort announced today the Ultimate Family Summer Adventure package, a fully customizable vacation complete with discounted lodging and daily summer adventures. The package allows Keystone guests to enjoy the allure of the high country through a variety of specialty offerings, which can be enjoyed as a complete package, or by choosing elements a la carte, in order to plan the perfect adventure for any family.

Orange County “Farm to Fork Fondo” Offers a Unique Food and Cycling Experience

Foodies and cyclists will love the unique mix of locally grown dining and biking fun at the June 28th Orange County Farm to Fork Fondo presented by Wrenegade Sports. It’s one of only two unique cycling events of this type to be held nationwide. The term ‘fondo,’ well-known by biking enthusiasts, signifies both a sporting and cultural event. Sign up and discover why “happy tummies ride local” is the theme of this special Hudson Valley happening.

 Be one of the 500 participating cyclists joining the Colavita/Bianchi Professional Women’s Cycling Team for a mass-start at this fully-supported Gran Fondo. Choose your distance and work up an appetite over a challenging course with magnificent views. Farm stops will feature locally sourced hors d'oeuvres catered by Colavita Italian specialty imports, Fine Cooking Magazine, and Sun-Maid. 
 Non-riders have an opportunity to participate in the event as farm stop volunteers distributing water, assisting with registrations, and cheering on the riders. In fact, volunteers will compete on behalf of the farms for cash prizes. Individuals or groups are both welcome to sign up. Costumes, music, and team cheers are a sure way to get the winning edge. Volunteers will  enjoy access to the morning Colavita Italian Coffee Station, participate in raffles, and go home with an event t-shirt. It’s a fun day in the country all the way around.

CroisiEurope’s Photo Tour Summer Intern Sets Sail

CroisiEurope has chosen Christina Guan for their Photo Tour Summer Internship, a journey of a lifetime which begins today in Paris. A fourth year student at Simon Fraser University, Christina will spend the next three months aboard 10 of CroisiEurope’s ships documenting her journey through 14 countries in Europe and Southeast Asia. While on-board, Christina will sharpen her writing and photography skills by creating original content and capturing photos of her trip for the CroisiEurope Photo Tour Blog and on FacebookInstagramGoogle+ and Twitter.

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Styling Tips For Kids Hair | #SoCozyAtTarget #TargetStyle #AD #IC

May 18, 2015


“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for SoCozy. I received Target gift cards to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” 

Okay, I admit it.  I'm horrible at french braiding.  I literally had no idea how to french braid until a couple of years ago and I still don't have it down just right.  As frustrated as I get with it, though, I still love to sit with my oldest daughter and practice on her hair.  I cherish the one-on-one time I get to spend with her and love asking her questions that really get her thinking.

Maya The Bee on DVD and Blu-Ray May 19th + Giveaway


Maya The Bee is coming to DVD and Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack TomorrowFeaturing an All-Star Voice Cast such as Coco Jack Gillies, Academy Award® Nominee Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Noah Taylor, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Justine Clarke, this movie is full of love, kindness and adventure.

Fun and Delectable Grad Party Treats!

Once again, I was able to sample the fantastic Caramel Apple Kit from Chocoley.com.  As I've said in the past, this is one of my favorite reviews to do!  This time I decided to make them for a college graduation party, and let me just say that they were a huge hit! 
Just look at this yummy 5 pound brick of buttery caramel!

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Acai Mango Face Lotion from Beija-Flor Naturals

Do you really know what you are putting on your face?  I've just looked through my drawer of face creams and many of them have ingredients that I can't pronounce, or they sound like some type of chemical.  Beija Flor Naturals Acai Mango Face Lotion gives you natural and organic ingredients like acai oil, shea butter, mango butter, rosehip oil, sweet orange, rosemary, vitamin E, and a preservative that's paraben free.


Beija Flor's Acai Mango face lotion smells fruity and heavenly, and is non-greasy, so it can be worn under face makeup, and is great for all types of skin.  If you are prone to breakouts, Acai Mango face lotion is for you!

At $18.00, I would say the price is comparable (or less!) to any department store brand.

I also had a chance to sample Beija Flor's Cocoa Mango Buttercream - which can be used as a leave-in hair moisturizer AND a body butter.  How cool is that!  Cocoa Mango Buttercream smells and feels amazing on your skin, especially dry heels.  I used it on my hair and it really took care of flyaways, and it really brought out the shine after straightening.  For $16.00 you are getting two products in one, so it's a pretty good deal.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.   Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Hands showing signs of aging?

May 15, 2015


Second to our face, our hands are the next visible part of our bodies that show signs of aging.  LeliaSea Hand Cream from the Dead Sea can help rehydrate dry hand skin and protect them from the harmful effects of your environment - i.e. cleaning products, sun and wind.

Hand Cream from the Dead Sea

I love the creamy feeling of LeliaSea, and the light fragrance.  It leaves a non-greasy softness.  I use it after exfoliating my hands and it just feels so soothing.  LeliaSea contains black mud and salts from the Dead Sea, which contain vitamin E that helps reverse damage done by the environment.

LeliaSea comes in 1.7 and 4.2 ounce tubes, the 1.7 ounce being perfect for travel.  A little goes a long way with LeliaSea, so even the small tube will last a long time.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.   Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Casey and Friends: Big Tractors + Giveaway


Reviewed by Jessica J. - I received a complimentary book and tractor toy to facilitate my review.  My opinion is honest and not influenced by compensation.

Have you ever wondered where the word Horsepower comes from? Find out in this new book called Big Tractors with Casey & Friends written by Holly Dufek and illustrated by Paul E. Nunn. Holly Dufek is wife and mother of three children. She has dedicated 15 years to writing and editing educational curriculum. She writes about a girl named Casey who has a lot of work to do on Happy Skies Farm along with her friends Sammy and Big Red who are tractors. Casey has a little sidekick Tillus, a worm, who will dig deep into the history and some fun facts through out the book. Dufek worked beside illustration artist Paul E. Nunn to capture the minds of young readers by adding illustration cartoons through out the book along with live photographs to keep the reader knowledgeable of how powerful these tractors are on the farm.
 
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