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Monday, August 29, 2016

Boost Your Memory With A Delicious Purple Smoothie

Could your memory use a boost? This purple smoothie promotes healthy aging and memory.

   As people age they worry about their memory and developing dementia and other memory diseases. I discovered a wonder purple product that will boost your memory, promote healthy aging and maybe prevent memory loss. I say maybe because doctors are still trying to figure out what causes dementia but they all agree that a healthy diet may prevent it. A healthy diet that contains plenty of natural plant pigments called Anthocyanins may also play a role in preventing cognitive (memory) decline. Did you know that Anthocyanins are plentiful in purple fruits and veggies? Maybe that is why the Alzheimer support group chose the color purple to represent love ones who suffer this devastating disease. So it simply is a good idea to eat lots of purple fruits and veggies in my opinion. I discovered a delicious way to get lots of purple fruits and veggies into my diet. I just make a make a smoothie that contains 12 different fruits and vegetables. Now I know what you are probably thinking. What combination of 12 fruits and vegetables are in this smoothie and how big is this smoothie? Try making a list to see how many you can think of.

   The secret to my memory booster smoothie is a fresh dried purple powder made by Blendfresh. This purple powder is made from 12 fruits and vegetables, that are a pretty shade of purple, and nothing else. So when you use a scoop of this powder in your smoothie, you are getting an awesome amount of Anthocyanins into your body which can help the body in all these different ways.
                                                     Promotes a healthy heart
                             Assists in the protection from colds and urinary tract infections
                                             Can help in protecting cells from damage
                                        Helps with healthy aging, keeps memory strong
                                                      Aids in reducing stress

Here are all the fruits and vegetables in this healthy 12 Purple Fruits & Veggies powder. How many of them were on your list?
                                                      Passion Fruit
                                                      Black Raspberry
                                                      Black Currant
                                                      Purple Carrot
                                                      Concord Grape
                                                      Purple Cabbage
                                                      Purple Beet

   So how does Blendfresh make this nutritious purple powder so that it contains so many nutrients? They prepare it at low temperatures to keep the active nutrients alive and also the ingredients are all organic too. It only takes 1 scoop(0.4oz) to get all the nutrition like vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C and iron. This powder can be mixed and sprinkle into many foods like yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal for a great nutrition boost. It is a great way to get fruits and vegetables into your kid's diets. Blendfresh makes three other fruits and veggie powders- red, orange, and green along with protein powder. Go check them out and see how you can get some awesome nutrition into your body.


                                         Purple Memory Booster Smoothie
                              1 cup water
                                             1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
                                             1 scoop 12 Purple Fruits & Veggies
                                             1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional
         Combine all ingredients in a blender and process for a minute. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

               "These opinions are my own and I received s sample of 12 Purple Fruits & Veggies to facilitate this post."




Sunday, August 28, 2016

$100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Walmart Gift Card Giveaway Event! A big, fun event, brought to you by a lot of great bloggers!

Would you like to win money to Walmart? What would you buy if you won?

And an extra thanks, to the great co-hosts: Animal Bliss, Cha Ching Queen, and Deliciously Savvy.

This is a great prize, to help with anything you need, from back to school, and more!

Good luck everyone!

The Giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive a $100 Walmart gift card! Open to Worldwide entries. Ends 9/20/2016. Enter using the GiveawayTools form, below:

 Disclosure: The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil' Blog and More will be sending the prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts August 29th, 2016, and will end on September 20th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Playmobil Travel Carry Case Giveaway

playmobil Carry Case Travel Package Giveaway

How fun are these playsets! Your kids will enjoy playing with theses Playmobile sets when they are on the go.

Sponsor: playmobil

Prize: Carry Case Travel Package, which includes four different Carry Cases (Vet Visit Carry Case, Soccer Shootout Carry Case, Fashion Boutique Carry Case and Police Carry Case), valued at $45.00
Care for all the animals with the Vet Visit Carry Case. This easy, take-along case has everything kids need to tend to sick pets and help them heal. Set includes one figure, two dogs, one cat, exam table with lamp, stethoscope, medical tools, feeding bottles, medicine, bandages, and tons of other accessories. When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time!
Set sail for a swashbuckling adventure with the Pirate Raft Carry Case. This easy, take-along case jam-packed and ready for young buccaneers! Set includes one pirate figure, log raft with functioning cannon, barrel, sword, monkey, and lots of additional accessories. When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time!

Create a chic outfit with the Fashion Boutique Carry Case. Enclosed in an easy, take-along case, this boutique has trendy clothing that can be used to dress up the skilled fashion designer. Set includes one adult figure, clothing mannequins, interchangeable dresses, purse, design and sewing tools, and other accessories. When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time! .
Embark on rescue missions wherever you go with the Police Carry Case. This easy, take-along case allows kids to help out the police as they race to the rescue. Just jump on the police motorcycle to race downtown to the scene. When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time! Set includes one police figure, motorcycle, helmet, police sign, flashlight, and additional accessories.
Dates: 8/27-9/10
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!


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Huge Melitta Coffee #Giveaway

Melitta Coffee Giveaway

I love coffee and this giveaway will satisfy your coffee cravings. I love all the coffee that you can win!

Sponsor: Melitta Coffee

Prize: 3 Bags of Melitta Gound Coffee and 3 Boxes of Single Server Cups Plus a Box of Filters RV $50
Dates: 8/27-9/10
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!


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Does Waxing Your Legs Hurt?

This post contains sponsored links

  I had never waxed my legs before but I had heard a lot good things about leg waxing so I decided to give an at home waxing a try. I wanted to experience the silky smooth skin on my legs and not have to shave for eight weeks. My husband would be thrilled to have my smooth sexy legs next to him too. I did my research on leg waxing and decided to use all-natural sugar wax kit. The kit I choose came with everything that I needed to wax my legs and I liked that it was water soluble. That way if I chicken out during the process, I could just wash the wax off my legs without a mess. After I selected the wax kit that I was going to use, I had to let my leg hair grow. I was just fine with that as I hated shaving. Thankfully, my leg hair is blonde and unnoticeable. I am one of those lucky girls that can shave once every two weeks. I do shave about once a week as I (and my husband too) like smooth legs. It took about three weeks for my leg hair to grow long enough to wax. My husband was anxious for me to try the wax kit on my legs as he enjoys my smooth legs.

  Since this was my first time waxing, I did plenty of research about the best technique and ways to minimize the pain. My thinking was I could handle a little bit of pain for the reward of not shaving for 8 weeks. Through my research, I learned some tips to make at home waxing easier and hopefully pain-free.

             1.  About 30 minutes prior to a wax, take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
             2.  Use an exfoliating scrub on the areas you’ll be waxing.
             3.  Let your hair grow to one-quarter of an inch before waxing.
             4.  Never get waxed right before or during your period.(you are more sensitive then.)
             5.  Wash your legs with warm water before waxing to remove any oils.
             6. A light sprinkling of talc powder on the legs will help the wax remove the hair better.
             7. Holding skin taut with one hand while removing the strip helps too.
             8. Soothe skin after waxing with an aloe based lotion or gel that was stored in the fridge.

  So now that I had all these helpful hints, I was ready to start the waxing process. I took the lid off the BodyHonee’s all-natural Sugar Wax and placed it in the microwave for 30 seconds. The wax looked like honey, it looked delicious. No, I did not eat any but if I did, I would be OK as it was made with pure cane sugar, sea salt, and lemon juice. While the wax was heating up, I laid out my hair removal paper strips that came with the kit. Once the wax was heated up, I stirred it with the wood spatula and applied a thin layer of sugar wax to my leg. I am glad I decided to do my waxing in the bathroom as it was a little bit messy. I then applied the paper strip to my leg and quickly removed it. I was amazed that the hair came out with just a little bit of pain. I then applied the Post Oil Wax to my legs. The oil soothed away the pain and inflammation that comes with pulling hair out of your legs. This was not as painful I as thought it would be. The key is to pull the strips up fast like pulling a bandage off.

  I like that BodyHonee sells different types of wax kits according to the type of hair your legs have. My legs have fine hair so the all-natural Sugar Wax was perfect for me. The extra strength hair removal kit might be better for my underarm hairs. There is also a video on their website and FAQs which helped me learn how to wax my legs. I think the best part of waxing is the silky smooth legs that I will have for up to eight weeks.

                   Have you done an at home waxing before? If not would you like to try this?

Free Carmex Lip Care Product

Free Carmex Lip Care Product Receive ONE (1) FREE Carmex Lip Care Product Single Pack, any variety. Available in most stores.
Exp 09/11/2016
This Friday, August 26th, 2016 – ONLY, you can load a coupon to your Kroger (or Affiliate) Plus Card for one Free Carmex Lip Care Product
Although 8/26/16 is the only day that you can load the coupon, the coupon offer is redeemable through 9/11/2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Teenager Back To School Must Haves For Great Looking Hair

 The kids went back to school today!

     The first day back to school is always an exciting day for my younger boys. The teen, on the other hand, was not as excited to be going back to school. He just does not get excited about new shoes and school supplies like the younger boys do. This morning he complained that he had to get up early and wanted more sleep. He grabbed a smoothie and ran out the door. He did stop for a moment so I could take a picture of his back to school photo. Back to school for teens can be stressful as that means having homework and less free time. Teens also worry about how they look and want to make a good impression. For my teen, it is all about having new shoes and new clothes for that first day. It is also about having nice hair and smelling good for the girls.

  My son likes hair care products that have a nice scent to them. His favorite right now is Pert Plus 2in1 Classic Clean (at drugstores nationwide.) He likes the scent as it is not "girly" scented and that it is a one-step product. He can get in and out of the shower faster every night with Pert Plus. This product combines both shampoo and conditioner to get his hair clean and shiny so it looks nice for school. 

  I remember when my daughter was in high school and how much time she spent on her hair. She is now married and a teacher herself. She did not have the option of a get-up and go morning like my son has. Her longer hair required much more time to look nice. That meant getting up in the morning to take a shower and then having to blow dry it. The blow dryer, although necessary, would leave her hair dry and damaged. She would have loved using the Infusium23 Moisture Replenisher Collection (sold at Target) on her busy school mornings.  This lightly scented shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment are perfect for replenishing moisture-deprived hair. They are formulated with a blend of avocado and olive oil to instantly transform dry damaged hair into soft, healthy-looking, more manageable hair. Teen-aged girls will love how their hair looks after using Infusium23. The 23 stands for a complex that is enriched with provitamins, antioxidants, proteins and amino acids.

    Teenage girls will also appreciate having a hair dryer that quickly dries their hair to get them out the door faster on school days. The Hot Tools® Turbo IONIC® Dryer (sold at Ulta) is small, lightweight, and powerful to help them dry their hair fast. Moms will like how quiet it is so they can sleep in while their daughters are using it. The PRO-MOISTURE SYSTEM™ with ION TECHNOLOGY® is supplemented with Tourmaline to deliver a hydrating “spa treatment” for their hair — while fighting frizz and locking in moisture for supremely soft, manageable hair. Girls will love the bright neon orange color, it might just brighten their morning.

Do you have teens who are heading back to school?
 Is looking good important to them?

Enjoy your kids while they are young and don't care about how they look. I just had to include the younger ones back to school photo. They are so excited to be going to school!

"These opinions are my own and I received the above-mentioned products to facilitate this post."

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