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Friday, December 15, 2017

FREE Blistex Medicated Lip Balm

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This Friday, December 15st, 2017– ONLY, you can load a coupon to your Kroger (or Affiliate) Plus Card for  FREE Blistex Medicated Lip Balm
Although 12/15/2017 is the only day that you can load the coupon, the coupon offer is redeemable through 12/31/2017


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Flowers Are Always The Perfect Gift For The Holidays / Christmas

Flowers always bring out a smile!

      I received a Teleflora’s Send A Hug Bear Buddy Bouquet to facilitate this post.

There is something special about flowers. They always seem to bring a smile to my face when I see them. Flowers are just so pretty and they also smell nice. Flowers can always put me in a good mood. especially when I get a hand-delivered bouquet that is hand-crafted by a local florist. Flowers can brighten up a room also. I love using flowers in my decorating. Flowers always add that special touch to my holiday table.

Do flowers make you happy?

Since flowers make me happy, I know that a beautiful flower bouquet makes the perfect gift for many people on my gift list. My mother is one person who loves receiving flowers and I always send her some for her birthday. This year I think I will surprise my mom with flowers for Christmas. I know she will like the Teleflora’s Send A Hug Bear Buddy Bouquet or many of the other holiday bouquets that Teleflora has this holiday season. This adorable flower arrangement has a lush array of red and white blooms with plenty of holiday greens that are accented with red berries and snow-tipped pinecones. The festive flowers are featured in a hand-blown, frosted glass cube that has a cute cuddly polar bear on it. This wonderful vase can be cherished for many holidays long after the flowers are gone. I can see my mom using the vase for Christmas candy.

Who will you surprise with flowers this holiday season? I am sure there is a special friend or family member who would be overjoyed with receiving a beautiful bouquet of hand-crafted flowers that arrive in a keepsake vase. Teleflora has many holiday flower bouquets that will brighten someone's day. Flowers are a perfect gift! The flowers that I received look so pretty on my table and they smell so good!

Live Out Loud

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Say everything and share your “Love Out Loud” with the gift of Teleflora flowers – all made by hand
and delivered by hand by your local florist. By tapping over 10,000 member florists in North America alone, Teleflora offers the kind of personal touches, artistry, and expertise you expect from a trusted neighborhood florist—even if that neighborhood is across the country. No prepackaged flowers in nondescript boxes dropped on your doorstep—Teleflora’s network of professional florists create artistic arrangements personally delivered in a vase, often on the same day. Teleflora makes every day an occasion with a 2-in-1 gift that includes a multi-purpose keepsake container for long-lasting enjoyment. Follow Teleflora on Facebook and tag your own #LoveOutLoud moment.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Save Big On Red Baron Pizza With Sam's Club Holiday Savings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and its advertiser, all opinions are mine alone. #RedBaronHolidaySavings #CollectiveBias

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Get Your Free Maple Holistics Product Sample Now!

Do you like free samples?

      Maple Holistics - a company that specializes in all-natural and cruelty-free personal care products has an awesome free sample program. You simply request a free sample of one of their many personal care products. The cool thing is you can select a sample from a list of many different types of all-natural personal care products. Maple Holistics allows you to try one of their products like Tea Tree Oil Shampoo so you can try it before you buy it. You can also select your sample from other products like body butter, pet shampoo, conditioner, massage oil, and many others. After you receive your free sample, there is an opportunity to get a full-sized product for free!

Receive your free sample and watch your e-mail to find out how to receive a free full-sized product in addition to your sample!

I received a full-sized sample of Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo so I could try it before I let you guys know about this awesome sample program. I really like that this shampoo is all-natural and made with cruelty-free ingredients. This shampoo also had a great scent. Just look at the natural ingredients in the shampoo:
 Aqua, Jojoba Oil, Botanical Keratin, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil.

This shampoo does more than clean your hair! It has therapeutic ingredients in it thanks to the tea tree oil. I was amazed at the benefits of tea tree oil:

Promotes healthy hair growth.

Can slow hair loss, shedding, and thinning hair.

Helps prevent flaking and dandruff.

Capable of soothing an irritated scalp.

Potential to naturally eradicates lice.

Leaves hair and scalp rejuvenated and fresh.

.  Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is also cruelty-free, parabens-free, GMO-free, and gluten free.

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Which free sample of all-natural and cruelty-free personal care product, would you like to try?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Quick & Easy Peppermint Bark

This peppermint bark is so easy to make and only uses 2 ingredients!

  My son needed a holiday treat for his school party and I was short on time. So I made peppermint bark. His whole class loved the candy and everyone requested the recipe. They were shocked at how easy it was to make. This delicious peppermint candy only needs white chocolate chips and candy canes. It can be made in less than 30 minutes. You will never buy storebought peppermint bark again.

Quick & Easy Peppermint Bark
   1 bag white chocolate chips
     1 box 12 count candy canes

Unwrap the candy canes and crush into small pieces. I crushed my candy canes in my blender on chop for a couple of seconds. If you don't have a blender or food processor, you can crush them in a bowl with a potato masher or in a zip lock bag. Set the candy aside and line a baking sheet with a silicone sheet, wax paper, or parchment paper. Place the white chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1 and a half minutes. Stir and cook in 30-second increments until melted. Make sure to stir after each 30-second cookings. Do not lick the spoon as doing so will get moisture on the chocolate and cause it to crumbled and not melt. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the crushed candy canes. Then spread the mixture on the lined baking sheet and smooth it out to cover the entire pan. Let cool for an hour or until hard. Then break the candy into pieces.

Moms Need Exercise So Stop Making Excuses!

Getting my running in at the park while the kids play.

 This past week the boys were home from school all week. I love that I work from home so I can be there when my boys have no school. When the boys are home, I cut back on my work schedule as I find it impossible to write with a bunch of noisy boys. I just can't concentrate on my work with the boys home. I did get some work stuff done as I allowed my boys to play on the computer for an hour. I may do less work when the boys have no school but the one thing I will not compromise on is my running. Running keeps me in shape and happy. Running is the way that I get my exercise and exercise is a top priority for my health just like eating right. If one wants to be healthy, it is important to get exercise 3-5 times a week.

  This mom was not going to make excuses about I can't exercise because I have kids. I want my boys to know the importance of exercise so I make sure to set the example by working out even when they are home from school. So we went to the park. I like that our park has a walking path that goes around the whole park. I laced up my new Mizuno Wave Rider 21 running shoes and ran laps around the park while the boys played. I find that listening to music helps me run my laps better. I also use my running time to clear my head and plan my writing.

While I am running, the boys are also getting their exercise it, they just don't realize it as they are having fun climbing trees and swinging on swings. Sometimes the boys even run a lap or two with me. Sometimes I even climb and swing with them.

 When I get new running shoes, I find that doing an easy run at the park helps break them in. My old running shoes needed to be replaced so I replaced them with another pair of Mizuno Wave Riders. This time I decided to try the WAVE RIDER 21. The 21 represents the Wave Rider's 21st birthday! I thought it was cool that this style of shoe has been around for 21 years. I have been wearing Mizuno running shoes for about two years and they are my go-to shoes for running. I just love how these shoes conform to my feet. I also like how light they are. I just hate running in heavy shoes. Buying new shoes is easy for me as I know Mizuno will fit my feet the way I want them to. I used to think that having high arches meant having to wear special shoes or special inserts but once I tried this neutral running shoe, I never buy any other running shoe.

  I get that running may not be for you but there are many other ways that you can exercise with kids. So don't let kids be your excuse for why you do not exercise. Need some inspiration for ways to exercise when you have kids? Check out some other ways this mom gets her much-needed exercise time in. Many of the exercises you can do with younger kids/babies.

Yes, there are times that I don't feel like running/exercising but I always feel so much better afterward. I also like the way running keeps my body healthy. This healthy body can then keep up with my active boys. Now stop making excuses for not exercising and lace up your exercise shoes. These Mizuno Wave Rider 21 shoes are great for new and experienced runners.


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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.

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