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Saturday, April 30, 2016

3Wishes.com Lingerie

 Sometimes it is fun to rev up things in the old romance department! And 3Wishes.com is here to help! I got this super cute Emerald Kiss Lingerie set!
Bring the luck of Irish upon you while wearing this Emerald Kiss Lingerie set plus size. The sexy two piece stretch lace babydoll halter comes with a complementary and sensual scallop stretch lace and a matching lace G-string to make your fun and frolic with your special someone all the more exciting. Bring our your best sexual aura while wearing this Lingerie and dominate your partner's passionate desires and swing them in your favor.

Plus Size Emerald Lingerie Set features:
*Two piece halter stretch lace babydoll with contrasting scallop stretch lace
*Center front bow
*Lace trim detailing
*Includes matching stretch lace G-string
*This garment has been lengthened for a more flattering fit

Check it all out at 3Wishes.com on Facebook, as well as 3Wishes.com on Twitter.
 
 

New From EverydayHappy - Fabric + Pet Freshener

EverydayHappy is excited to announce the launch of its all-natural Fabric + Pet Freshener! Its gentle, non-toxic formula neutralizes allergens on contact and can be sprayed everywhere around the house - consider it your fast-track ticket to cleaner air. It’s even gentle enough to use on fabrics and, yes, pets. Enjoy a refreshing burst of freesia as you eliminate mold, mildew, pet dander, dust mites and pollen, ensuring you and your family can breathe easy. High five!
 
 

Gourmet Gift Baskets For #MothersDay2016

This Mother's Day, show Mom she's special with stunning combinations of irresistible treats from Gourmet Gift Baskets.
I got the Mother's Day Delight. Inside two separate boxes, Mom will find arrangements of incredible snacks, both healthy and indulgent. Boasting exquisite, slow-melting truffles that are handcrafted by artisans, gourmet extra-fancy dried fruits, and a variety of premium nuts, this elegant gift is sure to impress this Mother's Day. 
 
 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Lemon Drop Gifts For #MothersDay2016

Give Mom something special and unique this Mother's Day! How about a Lemon Drop Box? Each Lemon Drop Box is packed with 3 to 5 delicious, pampering, engaging, and seasonal surprises all perfectly sized and shipped in a cheerful box with your personalized postcard.
My box contained the above postcard which made me cry. I miss my Mason Bug! But the box was great! It had many awesome items in it, such as:
The Capiz Shell Bee Box comes with a tube of organic lip butter and a small soap from Honey House Naturals. Beautiful to look at and perfect for keeping a special keepsake close at hand.
The Lavender And Cypress Spa Collection Shower Burst Set from Hydra transforms an ordinary shower into an aromatherapy experience better than the spa!
Salty Chocolate Caramels are the latest sweet and salty creation from the Jacobsen Salt Co.! Rich dark chocolate caramel with just the right sprinkling of hand-harvested sea salt combined to make each bite a decadent treat!

 
 

ButterFeet For #MothersDay2016

This Mother’s Day help Mom extend the life of her pedicures! Between pedis, feet get scratchy and rough. But with the new ButterFeet Shower Foot Spa – the world’s first hands-free motorized shower foot exfoliator - Mom can always have buttery smooth feet (and extra pampering in the shower to boot!).
Here's how it works: As you shower, your feet are gently massaged without the straining or bending required of handheld tools. Simply touch each foot to the rotating device on the tub or shower floor. The exfoliator's surface has an abrasive diamond texture to break down hard calluses and dead skin on the soles. The spinning edge has a finer grit like a pumice stone for gently treating the sides of the foot. With each use her feet will feel revitalized, soft, and smooth as butter! An extra benefit: no mess - the dead skin simply washes down the drain. The ButterFeet Shower Foot Spa has a water-resistant construction and non-slip base for use in the shower or out, and a powerful, high speed motor. The power button is easily operated with a toe.

 Check it all out at ButterFeet on Facebook.
 
 

Fuel Yourself, And Save The Planet

With Climate Change at the top of this Election year debate, celebrating Earth Day last week has never been more important. Earth Day is intended to raise awareness about environmental issues and problems and to inspire people to take personal action to address them. Trudeau’s FUEL offers small changes we can make everyday in the way we eat and drink that truly have a global effect on the planet. Simple things like eating more sustainable, packing meals to go, refilling water bottles, and replacing foil, plastic wraps, and bags with reusable earth-friendly containers do make a difference. FUEL is full of environmentally friendly food and beverage storage containers for those who not only want to help protect the planet, but who are making healthier, greener food and snack choices and require meal storage specialization to match their on-the-go lifestyles. Designed to minimize environmental impact throughout each product’s life-cycle and to encourage packing a waste-free lunch - FUEL combines product innovation and durable construction to keep foods fresh and are easy to carry, clean, and re-use. The FUEL line has won the prestigious “Sustainable Development” award for its eco-design logic and materials. All FUEL products are BPA-free, include a lifetime warranty and many are available in two fashionable colors: Kiwi and Raspberry. FUEL includes more than 25 SKU’s, retailing from $4.99-$19.99, and is sold at mass market, supermarket, specialty, and chain stores retailers nationwide.
Fuel Bento Box - Get a full four-course meal with the FUEL Bento Box. This flexible, multi-functional container is perfect for designing a well-balanced meal and allows for some creative and delicious food pairings. The removable inner partitions provide clean separation between food items. Use this all-in-one container to pack fruits, veggies, proteins, salty snacks, or a sweet treat. Microwave safe, so you can heat conveniently heat up your meal.
FUEL Food to Go Container - Regular plastic containers and cutlery don’t exactly have the best lifespan as they become cloudy, scratched and degraded, making them more likely to leach chemicals into food. The 34 oz. capacity FUEL Food to Go Container is a sturdy, BPA free case that can hold both light and hearty meals, making it a breeze to take a fulfilling lunch to work or school. The container comes equipped with a removable cutlery case that contains a strong reusable fork and knife so you’ll never forget to take utensils with you. Microwave and dishwasher safe.
FUEL Snack'n Dip - For all ages, dipping veggies or crackers into sauces, spreads, and dips makes healthy snacks much more enjoyable and tasty. The FUEL Snack'n Dip comes with a 5 oz. container to store snacks and a 2 oz. dipping compartment, making it easy to take nutritious treats on the go. A handy spreader is included snaps into the inner lid when not in use. From hummus and carrots to guacamole and chips to apples and peanut butter, the snacking options are endless!
Flo Tritan Bottle - Make sure the bottle is BPA free (Bisphenol A, an estrogen-like compound found in hard plastics that has been shown to cause developmental problems in infants and children). Here FUEL offers two fill’er up choices made of durable Tritan plastic or stainless steel.
 
 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

HFactor Water #Springtime2016

Just in time for those annoying seasonal allergy problems - something new! Try water to alleviate allergy symptoms for moms, dads, and their little ones!
HFactor is a unique, new specially formulated water that does more than just hydrate. This water is infused with odorless and tasteless hydrogen gas - without sugar, fat, or harmful chemicals found in many vitamin waters. This hydrogen-infusion has been shown to reduce the impact of allergy reactions and alleviate symptoms. HFactor is the first hydrogen rich water in the US.

Callan loves the pouch style, and the water tastes good. Plus, he had the sniffles, and after 24-hours of drinking the water, they were gone! Bonus!

Check it all out at HFactor on Facebook, as well as HFactor on Twitter.
 
 

The Joy Of Less #Giveaway - 3 Winners!

About The Book:
In the Age of Disposables - fashion, phones, glasses, and even friends! - some people are finding joy by rediscovering the simple life. They’re cleaning house, both literally and figuratively, and finding themselves better for it. By getting rid of excess “stuff” and trimming down their over-filled schedules, they feel happier and more fulfilled than ever before. It’s really true that little can go a long way. With Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less, spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning. You’ll read stories about people who found happiness in an unlikely way: by saying no. No to buying more stuff, no to taking on additional time-filling commitments, and no to trying to please everyone all of the time. In this book you’ll also meet people who have found contentment in simplicity by spending time with their family during “staycations.” You’ll also read about people who cut out some of the everyday stressors in life by simply “unplugging” by turning off their smartphones and staying away from the Internet for a day. It’s amazing what a little break can do. You’ll even meet people who lost almost everything, but found happiness rediscovering who they really are and turning catastrophe into opportunity. When forced to simplify because the going gets tough, the tough get creative and find ways to flourish. Whether it’s cleaning out your closets and holding a yard sale or taking a stand for your well-being by keeping time to yourself, there are a hundred different ways to find joy in less.

My Thoughts:
This book is great. I needed this in my life, to help me go simple, especially with current things going on with me and some relationships, etc. A good book with great ideas!

About The Authors:
Amy Newmark is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Brooke Burke-Charvet is a host, actress, television personality, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. She authored her first book, "The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice and Soulful Reflections," in 2011.
 
 

Chipotle Teacher Appreciation Deal - May 3rd

Teachers, faculty, and school staff who show a valid school ID at Chipotle Mexican Grill on May 3rd, 2016 can take advantage of a special buy-one-get-one free promotion in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day. All eligible people can receive a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or order of tacos with the purchase of another menu item. The promotion is valid at all U.S. Chipotle locations from 3:00 p.m. to close, local time.

“Teachers are constantly working to cultivate a better world in the classroom and the same goes for our company,” said Chris Arnold, communications director at Chipotle. “Teachers help shape the young minds of their students, planting the seeds of knowledge that will grow forever, and that is something we are happy to recognize and celebrate.”

The promotion is valid for educators and staff at all levels, including pre-school, elementary, middle/high school, university, and homeschooling parents who present valid identification recognizing them as staff or support on May 3rd. This promotion is available for in-restaurant orders only and is not valid for online, mobile, fax, or catering. Limit one free menu item per teacher customer. For more information, please visit Chipotle.com/teacherappreciation.
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tomorrow is #RedboxPayItForward Day

A single day of the year set to inspire random acts of kindness among strangers that generates a ripple effect from one person to the next, and one community to the next, April 28th marks International Pay It Forward Day. Now in its ninth year, previous PIFD acts of kindness include:
• Food drives
• Book donations
• Skills-based volunteering
• Buying a family’s meal
• Donating money to a nonprofit.

From buying a cup of coffee to planning a charity event, committing to a single act of kindness can be as simple or as involved as you’d like. While the third Thursday in April is the official day of recognition, selfless giving can happen anytime, anywhere. Motivated by its customers who have embraced Pay It Forward when they gift movie nights or treats to fellow movie-renters, Redbox is giving back to its customers by randomly passing out bags of Jolly Time Pop Corn to enrich viewers’ movie-watching experiences.
Dubbed #RedboxPayItForward, consumers are asked to post on social media and share their stories of paying it forward. For 2016’s international PIFD, the Pay It Forward Foundation aims to inspire more than 10 million acts of kindness around the world. In 2015, people from 75 countries participated in PIFD with individuals working on proclamations in 42 states and 48 cities. For more information on PFID, visit http://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/.
 

Healthier Eating Is In The "Can" #Infographic

Question: Do families who eat canned veggies get more nutrients than those who don't?

Answer: According to the 2016 "Canned Vegetable Nutrients Study" - a dietary analysis of 24,000 people conducted by the Canned Food Alliance, with analysis by Dr. Marjorie Freedman (of San Jose State University) -  the answer is a resounding "yes."

Del Monte's infographic explains this new data::
* 94% of American adults are not eating enough fruits and vegetables
* Adults who eat canned fruits and vegetables eat 19% more fruit and 17% more veggies than those who don't
* Adults who eat canned fruits and vegetables consume 7% more dietary fiber and 5% more potassium than those who don't
* Canned fruits and vegetables include low-sodium options and non-GMO foods like Del Monte Blue Lake Cut Green Beans.

These nutritional benefits affect our kids, too:
* 9 in 10 kids don't eat enough vegetables and 6 in 10 kids don't eat enough fruit
* Kids who eat canned fruits and vegetables eat 14% more fruit and 22% more veggies than those who don't
* Kids who eat canned fruits and vegetables consumed more protein, fiber, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium (but less fat)

Experts believe that canned food has this surprising effect not only because canned vegetables carry nearly identical nutrients to their fresh-cooked counterparts, but they are also an easier way to get recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies - which can lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. Because most Del Monte fruits and vegetables often go from farm to can within one day, before arriving in grocery stores, they lock in key nutrients – allowing us to enjoy the benefits of their favorite veggies, even when not in season.

For tips on delicious ways to incorporate more nutrients into your diet, visit: Delmonte.com/addveggies 
 

Meternity #ItsRainingBooks

BookSparks is putting a spring in your step for this season’s April Showers Blog Tour! Join me in reading, reviewing, and sharing five handpicked, buzz-worthy books! The Fourth book is Meternity by Meghann Foye.

About The Book:
Like everyone in New York, media editor Liz Buckley runs on cupcakes, caffeine, and cocktails. But at thirty-one, she’s plateaued at Paddy Cakes, a glossy baby magazine that flogs thousand-dollar strollers to entitled, hyper-competitive spawn-havers. Liz has spent years working a gazillion hours a week picking up the slack for coworkers with kids, and she’s tired of it. So one day when her bosses mistake her stress-related nausea for morning sickness - boom! Liz is promoted to the mommy track. She decides to run with it and plans to use her paid time off to figure out her life: work, love, and otherwise. It’ll be her “meternity” leave. By day, Liz rocks a foam-rubber belly under fab maternity outfits. By night, she dumps the bump for karaoke nights and boozy dinners out. But how long can she keep up her charade…and hide it from the guy who might just be The One? As her “due date” approaches, Liz is exhausted - and exhilarated - by the ruse, the guilt, and the feelings brought on by a totally fictional belly-tenant…about happiness, success, family, and the nature of love.

My Thoughts:
This is a hilariously fun read! I laughed out loud on several occasions. A fun fast read, it was perfect for a spring fever read!

About The Author:
Meghann Foye is the senior web editor at Redbook.com and has worked for Seventeen, Woman's Day, For Me, and Elle.