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Monday, February 24, 2020

Ellis James Designs - Train Case

So, girls, I have a confession. I have acquired a lot of makeup. And I mean, A Lot! So what better way to store it than a train case, right? Are you looking for a makeup bag that will hold all your makeup, toiletries, cosmetics, and even your hair straightener, like me? Look no further than The Ellis James Designs Makeup Train Case! Boasting huge capacity with velcro dividers and a removable pouch, you can truly customize the bag to your needs. It’s your bag, your way!
Black Cosmetic Organizer Features: 12 multi-sized brush or tool slots, Large main compartment with 4 removable velcro dividers, Wipe-clean interior for maximum cleanliness, Covers that protect all your brushes, One large zip pocket, A removable zip pouch for all your on-the-go essentials, Compact and portable design, Water-resistant design, Padded for protection, High quality and durable zipper. At Ellis James Designs, they believe that everyone deserves a touch of class and quality in their day-to-day lives. That’s why they've created an exclusive collection of luxurious bags, organizers, and travel accessories, each designed and crafted with care for you and your lifestyle.

 
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Books To Help You Take Care Of You!

2020 for me is all about self-love. And taking care of me, while on top of taking care of my family. But I can not take care of them if I am not well, inside and out. Here are some great books I have discovered to help me give myself some Self-Love and take care of me! 
About The Book: List-Writing is your new Superpower. Lists help us to remember our tasks, round up the cool movies and books we’ve been wanting to check out, plan our self-care routines, and more - freeing up our brain space by allowing us to chronicle our unique lives on paper. With dozens of lists, journal prompts, and quotes to keep you inspired, Listify invites you to flex this superpower and takes you on a journey of self-exploration. Self-Care has never been better. Listify is more than just a self-help book for women. List-writing activities calm us, let us explore our memories, and get all of those things-to-remember on paper. No more overwhelm in your mind! Both a keepsake and a tool, this book will allow you to capture all the beautiful aspects of your life - past, present, and future. Put pen to paper and list and journal to a deeper connection with the most important person in your life: you.
About The Book: A rock for each kindness. It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe. The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, author of A Pebble for Your Thoughts, is based on the profound truth that one kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life. This rock painting project has become an international grassroots movement! The messages on these positivity pebbles take many forms: gratitude, affirmations, encouragement, offers of hope - all signposts along the way for someone to find at exactly the right time. Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events of terrorism, gun violence, senseless murders, and political bickering. We are bombarded with images that evoke fear and hostility. The Kindness Rocks Journal provides a space to create a positive counteraction to all this negativity. Learn to be kinder to yourself and others. Sometimes, all it takes is just one simple positive message to change your perspective, and that is what this interactive writing journal aims to help you do.
About The Book: As it turns out, Buddha had quite a lot to say on the subject of gratitude, including citing it as one of the four keys to the Gate of Heaven. Why is this? Perhaps the sheer simplicity of gratefulness is a key, as it is available to all of us at any time. Even in the midst of over-busyness, stress, and chaos, we can find plenty to be glad about, and The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude will start your journey towards Zen and gratefulness. According to Buddha, “You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” Being thankful is one of the most powerful tools we humans have to attain peace of mind and happiness. Take time each day and count your blessings. This can be done with a prayer or mindfulness mediation, whichever works for you. This lovely, uncomplicated approach featured in The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude could be life-changing. Studies show - and experts counsel - that gratitude is a key component of our happiness. People who are grateful about events and experiences from the past, who celebrate triumphs instead of focusing on losses or disappointments, tend to be more satisfied. Gratitude can help us transform our fears into courage, our anger into forgiveness, our isolation into belonging, and another’s pain into healing. Follow the advice of Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh, “With all I have experienced in my own life, the power of gratitude stands above everything else. In your mindfulness practice, use gratitude until it becomes your way of life.” The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude will show you the way.
 
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Friday, February 21, 2020

#WinSouthMoonUnder Giveaway

Win a $50 e-gift card from South Moon Under. 
Friday, February 21st at 12:00 AM PT to Thursday, February 27th at 11:59 PM PT. Five (5) winners will receive a $50 e-gift code from South Moon Under. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the South Moon Under merchant page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form on the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Friday, February 28th via the email address they used to enter.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.

Stay Warm, Spring Isn't Here Yet!

We live in Minnesota, and I probably do not have to tell you that it gets fricken cold here. Just yesterday it was -15. Yes, that is a negative symbol! Brrrr. As I am sure it gets freezing cold in many other Midwest states, too. Do not let cold hands slow you down this winter. Keep hands warm! At CozyWinters, they have the best selection of heated gloves that are perfect for most outdoor events including skiing, spectator sports, gardening, golfing, biking, hiking, and many other cold weather activities. They even have hand warmers to give you some extra heat! No matter what you need gloves for during the winter months, they have some that will work for you. There are many choices from CozyWinters including battery operated models and other styles made to plug into a power source like a motorcycle or a snowmobile. The wide selection guarantees that you can enjoy extra warmth on your hands, no matter what you're doing outside. Need your tootsies warm as well? They also carry boot warmers. And even Bluetooth enabled clothing that heats up to keep you cozy! They even have your pets covered with heated pet beds, and food and water bowls! I for one and looking forward to the Spring, but we all know that still can be awhile until it is warm enough for the outdoor air to heat us! So I would like to stay warm!

Check it all out at CozyWinters on Facebook, as well as CozyWinters on Twitter!
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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, February 18, 2020

Get The New #ValpakRx

ValpakRx is a free mobile app and prescription discount card that helps users nationwide save every month by finding them the lowest price on prescriptions at their local pharmacies. ValpakRx has negotiated a discount rate with a national network of drugstores and retail outlets. More than 35,000 stores have partnered with ValpakRx. The average savings is $61 per prescription. Free for anyone to use. No personal information collected. At least 80% of the time your discount card will save you money because the cost will be less than the pharmacy’s retail price. Sometimes insurance doesn't cover a certain drug or you can't afford your medication due to a high deductible. This is where ValpakRx can help. The actual amount you will save varies depending on which pharmacy you use and which medication you buy. Use the prescription price lookup feature to get an idea of what your medicine will cost at different pharmacies in your area. 


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Carrington Farms Lupin

We are all about eating healthier these days, with all of our dietary restrictions. And we tried Lupin from Carrington Farms the other night. What is Lupin you ask? Hailing from the same family as chickpeas and lentils, this Australian grown legume packs a tasty punch. Perfect for the consumer looking for a low glycemic index side dish. Served like rice, and cooks like couscous, this delicious side dish is ready in 3 quick minutes! Why should you eat it? Because it has more protein than Quinoa, more dietary fiber than oats. With 1g of net carbs it is Keto-Friendly. Plus it’s also Vegan and non-GMO.
We also tried it as a breading for chicken, and it was awesome! Check it all out at Carrington Farms on Facebook, as well as Carrington Farms on Twitter.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Men's Back To Black


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Get Great Coverage With @Oxygenetix

I struggle lately to cover my skin that has gone downhill since my hysterectomy. I've bought all the drugstore brands. Tried CC and BB Creams. The whole lot. But then I discovered Oxygenetix, made my doctors! It feels like wearing nothing, and I finally feel confident!
Oxygenating Foundation breathes, protects, and heals as you wear it. And by using a unique aloe vera base, this foundation is both antibacterial and soothing. Enjoy seeing the natural beauty of your skin shine through. Goes on sheer but once set, you can build as much as you wish to cover blemishes and give the finish that you desire. And it lasts longer and feels lighter than other foundations so you can wear it all day. 

Check it all out at Oxygenetix on Facebook, as well as Oxygenetix on Twitter.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.

Back To Black - Women's Wear


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Monday, February 10, 2020

Hello Eden - Hormone Balance

Recently I had a complete hysterectomy. I am 40 years old. So as you can imagine, my hormones have gone haywire. Hormones can be a woman’s fiercest allies, yet they’re often cast as enemies. Meet Eden: An all-in-one nutritional supplement designed to optimize your hormonal health. Stress can sabotage even the best wellness intentions, draining us of nutrients we need to thrive. These vitamin and mineral deficiencies can lead to symptoms of hormone imbalance - no matter how much water we drink or how many miles we jog. Irregular periods. PMS. Trouble sleeping. Low sex drive. Weight gain. Mood swings. Fatigue. Brain fog. Acne. Thinning hair. These are some common side-effects of overlooking hormone health.
Eden was created with this reality in mind. It’s the nutritional foundation that supports our modern way of life. Intentionally crafted with a blend of 28 vitamins, minerals, and traditional botanicals, Eden gives you the basic daily nourishment you need to feed your “feel good,” live better, and shine. I have been taking this supplement for about a week, and already notice changes. In my skin, in my mood, and general well-being. I feel good! Finally!

Check it all out at Hello Eden on Instagram, as well as Hello Eden on Facebook.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.

New Home Decor Deals


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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Men's Activewear For Spring


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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Women's Avtivewear - Get Ready For Spring


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Friday, February 7, 2020

#Love1800Flowers Giveaway

Win a $50 e-gift card from 1-800-Flowers. 
 Wednesday, February 5th at 12:00 AM PT to Tuesday, February 11th at 11:59 PM PT. Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 e-gift code from 1-800-Flowers. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the 1-800-Flowers merchant page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form on the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Wednesday, February 12th via the email address they used to enter.
 
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Friday, January 31, 2020

Mugadoo #Valentines2020

Mugadoo is a web store offering all sort of designs. Have a coffee or tea drinker who would love a unique mug? Then Mugadoo is for you.
Mugadoo isn't just a great niche shop for super fun mugs. They are proud to donate 10% of the price of every mug that they sell to animal welfare organizations such as the featured charity, Best Friends Animal Society. They call it Mugs for Mutts.

Check it all out at Mugadoo on Twitter, as well as Mugadoo on Facebook.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Do You Know The US Flag History?

Flags Unlimited is a business that since 1985 has manufacturer of all types of flags and banners, offering both wholesale and retail sales. Not only do they sell flags, but I learned some flag history about the US flag.

The current official U.S. flag is a 50 star flag, born of the need for a more practical design to accommodate new states entering into the union. On April 4th, 1818, Congress established the number of stripes at seven red and six white, and provided the addition of one star for each new state. The thirteen stripes represent the original 13 colonies. The 50 star flag has been in use since July 4th, 1960 when Hawaii officially joined the union. In the first years of the Revolutionary War, America fought under many flags. One of these flags, called the Grand Union, flew over George Washington's headquarters near Boston. It was the first American flag to be officially recognized by another country. On November 16th, 1776, the American warship, Andrew Doria, saluted a Dutch fort in the West Indies and was saluted in return. This brought a measure of international recognition to the United Colonies. A flag with thirteen stars and thirteen stripes received its first salute from another country on February 14th, 1778, when French vessels in Quiberon Bay, France, saluted John Paul Jones and his ship, The Ranger. No one positively knows who designed the first Stars and Stripes, or who made the first flag. Soon after the flag was adopted by our new government, Congressman Francis Hopkinson claimed that he had designed it. Some historians believe that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, made the first U.S. flag. On June 14th, 1777, in order to establish an official flag of the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." 
 
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Happy Cappy For Baby & Kids

Brought to you by the same trusted company that has eliminated flakes on tens of thousands of scalps in children of all ages - Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo. Their newest offering is a pediatrician’s solution for soothing normal skin and dry, itchy, irritated, sensitive skin for children of all ages. Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo & Body Wash is an excellent choice for children with atopic dermatitis which is commonly known as eczema. 1 in 10 children are affected by this condition. This moisturizing cleanser is dermatologist and clinically tested and is free of skin irritants like fragrance, dye, alcohol, sulfates, phthalates, and preservatives known as parabens. In fact, over 95% of the ingredients are of natural plant-based origin. Ingredients were carefully selected for their soothing properties: Oatmeal Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Aloe Vera, Provitamin B5, and Hyaluronic Acid. Happy Cappy is cruelty free and vegan. Happy Cappy complies with pediatric dermatologist recommendations for eczema by being a non-soap cleanser that is hypoallergenic, fragrance free and has a low pH. Non-soap means that they do not use harsh surfactants that strip skin of its natural moisture. Happy Cappy has a low pH (unlike most other soaps) to match the pH of normal skin, which preserves the barrier function, and antimicrobial activity of skin.

Pediatricians regularly recommend adult dandruff shampoos for this condition because they contain an FDA approved active ingredient to control seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Until now there was no children’s seborrheic dermatitis shampoo and body wash. Happy Cappy is the first OTC shampoo and body wash made specifically for children of all ages with an FDA approved active ingredient, pyrithione zinc, which has been proven safe and effective for many decades for relief of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It also contains the natural ingredient Licorice Root Extract to help soothe redness behind ears, under armpits, and in neck folds. Happy Cappy’s gentle, fragrance free, dermatologist tested, dye free, alcohol free, paraben free, sulfate free, BPA free formula eliminates flaking while still leaving the skin and hair soft and smooth.

Check it all out at Dr. Eddie's on Twitter, as well as Dr. Eddie's on Facebook.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Say It With A Book This #Valentines2020

It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful: A Self-Acceptance Prompt Journal by Kate Allan
Depression and anxiety are topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. If anything, it means we need to be more aware and have more conversations about them. With the help of her adorable illustrations, art blogger Kate Allan, author and illustrator of the bestselling book You Can Do All Things, urges us to be mindful of our mentality. Kate, who suffers from anxiety and depression herself, understands what it’s like to deal with feelings that are difficult to fight through. In It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful, she provides the kind of loving encouragement that she herself needs to hear. These encouraging words, along with writing prompts and illustrations, can help readers sort through and express their feelings. Kate Allan’s creative journal meets us where we are - in the midst of the feelings that say we’re not enough, we can’t handle this life, we won’t make it. Her whimsical art and simple words lift trampled spirits and combat thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Instead, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are. View this book on Amazon!

365 Days of Love by Daphne Rose Kingma
There is love to be found in each day of our lives if we know how to look for and practice it. Daphne Rose Kingma provides daily meditations for each day of the year, perfect for starting or finishing our days. By reflecting on the words she shares about love, we are provided with a guide for living out the journey of life with a heart brimming with compassion. Each day brings with it a new opportunity to share in and spread love. With the help of Kingma’s words, readers are able to see clearly the many-faceted possibilities that love brings. This little book serves to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort each person who picks it up. With her characteristic prose and heartwarming style, Kingma has crafted a source of love in it of itself to be shared with readers of all ages. View this book on Amazon!
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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, January 28, 2020

Why Hire a Moving Company?

Why Hire a Moving Company?

Moving to a new home can be both exciting and stressful. Packing, figuring out what to leave or bring and getting a moving truck can be overwhelming for even the most organized person. Hiring Austin moving companies can be helpful in meeting all your moving needs and taking some of the load off you. A good moving company offers a full range of services, whether you're moving a few blocks away or relocating across town.

Planning, Packing and Organizing

Packing is perhaps the most difficult part of moving, especially if you've accumulated a lot of items over the years. Perhaps your basement and attic are filled with lots of junk you just don't know what to do with. A reliable moving company like Greater Austin Movers can help you plan your moving day. Having a company that organizes your items and pack them for you can save you lots of time and stress. As you spend less time worrying about moving, you can spend more time turning your new place into a home.

Storage Services

If you don't want to bring certain items to your new place, but don't want to get rid of them either, you may consider working with a moving company that offers storage solutions. This saves you the trouble of having to look for available storage spaces in your area. Since you'll already be working with a moving company to transport your belongings to your new home, you won't have to look elsewhere for a secure storage unit. It can already be available if you choose a full-service moving company.

Efficiency

Moving to a new home involves heavy lifting and packing bulky items. A professional moving company can take this load off you by doing the heavy lifting and transporting from home to home. Professional movers have also been trained on how to quickly, efficiently and safely move heavy items, place them on a truck and transport them to a new home. Whereas, if you and a few family members or friends moved your things, you might encounter a few problems or complications. Professional movers have the right equipment and resources to get your things transported safely and without damage.

In the beginning, you might think that a professional moving company is more expensive than moving everything yourself. However, you can save money by hiring professional movers because they already have the tools and equipment required for moving at their disposal.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will 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.