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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday, Callan!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ToiletTree Stainless Steel Bathroom Accessories


ToiletTree has some great Stainless Steel Accessories to help organize your bathroom! I got the Stainless Steel Bathtub Caddy with extending sides and book holder.
With this bath caddy, you can have the most enjoyable and relaxing bathing experience. When closed, this bath caddy is 26.5 inches long. When fully extended, it is 38 inches long. The arms are coated in a rubber material which will help your caddy from sliding around on the edge of your tub. Conveniently hold your cell phone or cordless phone in the side compartments. In the middle of the caddy, you will find an adjustable book/iPad/tablet holder. There is also a spot to hold 2 drinks. Great way to gather all your belongings and enjoy a nice bubble bath!
 
 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Zim's Advanced Vapor Rub #Giveaway


Zim's Advanced Vapor Rub is an all-natural, petroleum-free formula that temporarily relieves cough due to the common cold; it can also be applied to sore muscles and joints for relief from minor aches and pains. Available in a jar or a tube with easy-on, no mess applicator.

We got the jar, and just in time too! Everyone in the house has been battling the crud. And this helps relieve cough and feels good on the chest!
 
 

3Wishes.com Lingerie

Need to spice up your love life? Or just want something sexy and sassy for yourself? Then 3Wishes.com is the place for you. 3Wishes has lingerie and sexy costumes, and much much more.
I received a super cute and comfy sleep shirt. Sleep shirts have never been so sexy! This Rayon jersey knit sleep shirt is so versatile that you can wear it with the deep “V” in the front or back! Sheer net and dyed to match lace adorn the top and sexy handkerchief hemline. Exposed shoulders beg to be caressed and kissed. Comes with matching G-String. I love it. It is comfy and sexy at the same time.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

5 Marriage Red Flags to Look Out For

 When a marriage is on shaky ground, it’s tempting to find a scapegoat: the attractive receptionist at his job, her nosy mother... The truth is, though, that there’s a lot that goes into a marriage, and so much that goes into ruining one. A lot of these factors were there before you even walked down the aisle, such as:

1. Financial Disagreements
If you’ve been arguing about money from the beginning of the relationship or at least of the marriage, odds are that those problems aren’t going to be sorted out just because you’re now husband and wife. According to Kansas State University, early financial troubles led to dissatisfaction in the marriage down the road. Additionally, financial trouble was the number one predictor of divorce, regardless of income level.

2. Getting to the Altar Quickly
Emory University found that divorce rate is inversely related to how long the couple was together before marriage. Couples who are together for at least three years before getting married are 39% less likely to divorce when compared to couples who were together for less than a year before marriage.

3. Wildly Different Drinking Habits
When one spouse is a heavy drinker and the other is not, divorce is more likely, according to the University of Buffalo. The problem is the habit, not the alcohol - in marriages where both people are heavy drinkers, the couple is less likely to divorce than when the habit of drinking varies widely.

4. Asking for a Prenup
When one person wants a prenup and the other isn’t fully on board, trouble is often waiting down the line. Marital satisfaction heavily relies on financial generosity, according to the New York Times. Plus, couples who put their resources together tend to be happier and solid in the marriage than those who keep their money separate. According to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, married couples who keep their bank accounts separate have a 145% higher chance of getting divorced.

5. Being Far Apart in Age
The wider the age gap, the more likely a divorce is. According to Emory, couples with “substantial” age gaps - of at least ten years - have a 39% higher chance of getting divorced than spouses of the same age.

Considering a divorce? Research divorce lawyers online, read Cordell & Cordell reviews, and contact a lawyer for a consultation.
 

Colgate Enamel Health

Besides Halloween, what is the holiday where your children eat the most candy? For me, it is Easter. There is the jelly beans, and those oh so tempting cream eggs! Marshmallow duckies and chocolate bunnies. Yes, I indulge a bit too much on the candy as well. But I am safe. With my mouth at least. Because I use Colgate Enamel Health.
The Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush + Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen is a new toothbrush system designed to provide rapid and long-lasting sensitivity relief 24/7, right to the source of pain. It’s as easy as - brush. Apply. Go!
Colgate Enamel Health Multi-Protection Toothpaste offers all of the benefits of an all-in-one toothpaste: new multi-protection formula helps relieve tooth sensitivity while fighting cavities, whitening teeth, freshening breath, replenishing natural calcium for strong, healthy enamel and protecting against enamel erosion. 

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

Telic Footwear #Giveaway - 3 Winners

Summer is coming, I promise! And in the summer (heck, even in the winter - because I am odd) I love to just slip on some sandals or slides and go. Easy breezy! And Telic Footwear has some of the most comfy footwear I have ever worn!
I received two great pairs of shoes from Telic, the Slide and the Dream. Being called “America’s recovery shoe” and winner of the Readers Choice Awards for Best Comfort Shoe, Telic is a revolutionary new product with unparalleled comfort. Telic uses a new material called Novalon, a body-heat activated, waterproof, feather-light material that is durable, elastic, and pillow-soft. Contoured to support the arches of your feet, all styles feature a deep heel cup with great medial arch and metatarsal support. Telic's award-winning comfort makes for the perfect shoe during long days on your feet, or the perfect recovery shoe after a hard day’s work.
 
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Poltergeist 2015 - The Remake

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan re-imagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
A young family is visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they kidnap the youngest daughter.

I do not know how I feel about the remake of this.....any thoughts? This movie is a complete classic, and there is no replacing Heather O'Rourke as Carol Anne or Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina. But, it does look good, and I will go see it. I just hope they really do it justice!

"Cross over children. All are welcome. All welcome. Go into the Light. There is peace and serenity in the Light."
 

Home Releases Worldwide March 27th!

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip, who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.
 

Dus-T T-Shirts

iChange Inc. has developed the world's first protective face mask attached to a shirt, built for today's world we live in. The Dus-T is a one piece t-shirt with a protective face-mask sewn just below the collar of the neckline, when protection is needed the Dus-T face-mask can be deployed in seconds giving the user immediate relief from dust, wind, and sun. Dus-T is reliable and comfortable protection that's always ready, always there with you, stowed in the collar of the patented garment when not in use.
Disposable dust masks are uncomfortable, expensive, and never there when you need them, making protecting yourself difficult, nobody seems to want to use them. Try a Dus-T on your next job and see the difference between the Dus-T and a regular dust mask - you won’t be disappointed.

Jason got a camo Dust-T, and he loves it. We recently moved, and the house has needed some work done, and he has been able to use the Dust-T, and not have to use a protective mask. Even I have used the tee just to clean, and it helps a ton when you are cleaning out cobwebs and other icky things!

Check it all out at Dus-T on Facebook, as well as Dust-T on Twitter.


 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's Flu Season: How To Keep Your Office Clean

Cold and flu season is that time of year where you become increasingly fearful of close-talkers and those who refuse to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze. It is especially a fearful time for those that work in close proximity to large amounts of other people.

Keeping your office clean is one of the best ways to deter the cold or flu from taking over your staff. Here are some of the best tips for cleaning and providing for your employees so that they can avoid getting sick:

Hand Washing
Washing your hands is an obvious way to avoid germs. Encouraging your employees to do so is another story. 

While you can’t force your employees to wash their hands, unless you work in a business where they would be handling food, you can set up ways to encourage them to do so. Simple reminders in the bathroom with some fun stats about the correlation between germs exchanging hands is one way to do it.

During the cold and flu season it is imperative that you keep the soap dispenser stocked. Top it off every day if you need.

Hand Sanitizers
Another way to help keep your office clean from the onslaught of cold and flu germs is to provide hand sanitizers to each individual employee, as well as in high traffic, high contact areas. 

Providing each employee with a hand sanitizer at their desk makes it easy for them to cleanse their hands every so often. With it so conveniently located, they will be more willing to take part in disinfecting their hands routinely.

Areas such as the kitchens, conference rooms, and building entrances should all have hand sanitizing stations. These shared areas are the most likely places to spread germs and bacteria. Offering employees a chance to disinfect will help to create a much more sanitized work environment.

Tissues
Another item to provide each employee is tissues. This allows your employees to cough and sneeze into something other than their hands or shirt. You will be less hesitant to shake someone’s hand if you know they are armed with hand sanitizer and tissues.

Go Disposable
Another easy way to keep your office clean of germs is to substitute your kitchen area’s eatery with disposables. If your office uses shared coffee mugs, plates, bowls, silverware, and glasses, you run a higher risk of spreading germs. Even if you intend on cleaning all of the silverware and coffee mugs, there is still a chance that one slips by and spreads germs to the rest of the office.

Providing disposable plates, cups, utensils, and coffee cups will help ensure that only one employee is using the item. At first glance this may not seem like the most economical decision for your business. After all, you are purchasing items that are going to be disposed after one use. However, having healthy working employees, is actually a better use of your money than a large percentage of employees taking sick days.

Spray/Disinfect Germ Areas
One of the most important things you can do for you office, is have it cleaned and disinfected. This means wiping down and disinfecting every working area including employee desks, conference rooms, kitchen tables, and more.

By disinfecting workspaces, you are providing each employee with a fresh working area after every cleaning. It is not ideal to have employees working at workspaces that have not been disinfected, especially during this season.

Shared spaces are equally, if not more important, to disinfect. This is where most of the hand-to-hand contact will occur. Make sure that the conference room, kitchen tables, and lounge areas are all disinfected properly.

Clean Objects
Finally, you should also have objects cleaned and disinfected. Employees’ hands are the main cause for the spread of germs. Unfortunately, they literally touch everything in their workspace. 

Keyboards, mice, phones, pens, headsets, and more all contribute to the spread of germs. You or your cleaning company should take the extra effort to disinfect each of these items during the cleaning process.

Common areas such as the conference room have objects such as remotes and phones that should also be cleaned off. In the kitchen, the microwave buttons, fridge handles, toaster, and coffee pot should all be disinfected regularly.

Andrew Fujii is a marketing professional with expertise in digital/web and content marketing. He is also a copywriter for multiple agencies producing copy for blogs, articles, websites, product packaging, mobile apps, and more.
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Softsoap Fresh & Glow Body Washes

I think we can all agree that showering should be a time for stress-free relaxation right? Yet believe it or not, 67% of people are spending their time in the shower thinking about work and household chores. To celebrate the launch of the new Softsoap Fresh & Glow body wash line, Softsoap is challenging you to take back your shower. After all, the shower is the few moments you have to yourself each day to escape!
Fresh & Glow Hydrating Shower Cream Made with 100% real extracts sourced from milk, coconuts and almonds. The unique formula is proven to lock-in long-lasting moisture to hydrate skin leaving it soft and radiant.
Fresh & Glow Exfoliating Fruit Polish Made with a 100% real extract sourced from kiwi and orange. The unique formula is packed with apricot seeds that exfoliate, giving you smooth healthy-looking skin.