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Friday, August 17, 2018

Get In The Zone With a FREE ZonePerfect® Single bar

I love healthy freebies!

FREE ZonePerfect® Single bar Receive ONE (1) FREE ZonePerfect® single bar. Available in most stores.

Exp 09/02/2018

This Friday, August 17  20th, 2018– ONLY, you can load a coupon to your Kroger (or Affiliate) Plus Card for a  FREE ZonePerfect® Single bar!
Although 08/17/2018 is the only day that you can load the coupon, the coupon offer is redeemable through 09/02/2018

What is the Free Friday Download?
Every Friday, you can download a digital coupon for a FREE item! This offer is available exclusively to Customers with a Smiths Food and Drug or other Kroger store reward card.

How does it work?
Visit this page on Fridays.
Download the digital coupon for the product between 12am-11:59pm PT. You can view your coupon under the "My Coupons" section of your digital account or the Mobile App.

Redeem your coupon in-store within 2 weeks.
Your coupon will automatically be applied at checkout when you use your Shopper's Card.
Remember to check back the next Friday for a new offer!

Don't forget to save even more money with other great coupons under the Savings & Rewards Tab!

Celebrate Friday With Fingerlings HUGS #FingerlingsFriday

Meet Fingerlings® HUGS™, the newest soft toy from WowWee!

        I received a Fingerlings Hugs to facilitate this post.

  Last week was Ferocious Friday and today is Fingerlings Friday. WowWee has been busy making some new fun toys. Their cute interactive monkeys and unicorns were a hot toy last year for many kids. The newest member of Fingerlings is big and soft. These cute monkeys are interactive cuddle monkeys.

They’re softies when it comes to affection!

  My boys thought they were too old for stuffed animals but they had a blast checking out one of the newest characters named Bella. I requested the pink monkey because I am going to be a grandma soon to a cute little girl So I thought this cute and cuddly pink monkey would make a great baby gift. Sure my new granddaughter may be too young to play with this Fingerling Plush as they are for ages 2+ but I know the baby will enjoy listening to the cute sounds that the cute monkey makes.

 Favorite Fingerlings characters Boris and Bella are now interactive cuddle monkeys.  

 These adorable monkeys make the cutest sounds when you swing them, pet them or rock them to sleep. When you kiss the monkey, they even kiss back. My boys loved recording their voices on the monkey and hearing Bella repeat it back in funny ways. The fun continued when my boys tossed Bella in the air and she made a silly remix of their voices. I can just see the fun at Christmas when my boys play with the Fingerling Plush and their niece. It is hard to believe that these two are going to be uncles soon. The new Fingerling Hugs are available in Bella (Pink) and Boris (Blue) and are sold at stores nationwide.

Watch this video!

Celebrate #FingerlingsFriday and check out the new Fingerlings HUGS!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Collagen Is The Best Kept Secret To Running When You Are Older

Want to know my secret to running when you are over 50?

                        I received samples of collagen products from Neocell.

  I am always amazed at the fact that I am still running at my age. The even more amazing part is that I have no aches or pains after I run. I hear plenty from my friends over 50 who are no longer able to run as they have knee problems or other body aches. Many of my older friends who used to run are now walking for exercise. If you are a runner and want to keep running as you get older, then start taking a collagen supplement. I discovered the benefits of collagen three years ago when I had a running injury. This injury was not due to old age but rather me overtraining and wearing the wrong shoes. I have since learned the lesson about not buying cheap running shoes and how collagen can keep my joints healthy to prevent running injuries.


  Three years ago as my body was healing, I discovered the collagen is great for the joints. Collagen keeps joint cartilage healthy and allows me to keep running. Since collagen is a protein it also helps repair muscles after running. While running is fun, it can also put a strain on my older knees so taking collagen repairs the cartilage in my knees. Once in while I hear my knees clicking so I up my collagen and in a couple of days I no hear the knee clicking.

A delicious way to get my collagen

  There are many collagen products out there but one of my favorite ways to get my daily collagen is a delicious pineapple chew. I call these joint bursts my "joint candy!" These yummy chews also have turmeric in them which is another great supplement for us older runners.


  As we age our we tend to lose bone mass and recent studies have shown that collagen helps with bone mass. So it is a win/win for me to take a collagen supplement for my joints and bones.

Collagen is also my beauty secret

 There are different types of collagen in our body so it only makes sense to have different supplements.  I enjoy a delicious chew for my joints and another delicious chew for my skin. Did you know that our skin has collagen in it? When you give your skin some extra collagen it can rebuild and look nicer. Both of these delicious chews also have hyaluronic acid in them and that equals wonderful hydration. I think of hyaluronic acid as a drink for my skin as it has awesome hydration powers.

Check out more about these delicious collagen supplements as well as other ways to supplement with collagen.

Are you a runner?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Oil Pulling Made Easy And Delicious With GuruNanda

Have you tried oil pulling?

       I received a sample of pulling oil.

  Most people have never heard of oil pulling. I found out about oil pulling about a year ago when I discovered a small blister-like bump on my upper gum line. Having had way too much dental work, I was afraid to go to the dentist so I turned to the internet. At first, I thought the small bump on my gums could be an abscess but I since I had no pain or fever, I ruled that out. So I decided to try a natural remedy to try to eliminate the small blister in my mouth. I felt safe trying a home remedy as I had a dental cleaning scheduled later that month. The home remedy that I discovered and tried was called oil pulling. This natural remedy involved swishing coconut oil in your mouth for a period of time as the oil was to pull out toxins. So my thinking was if this bump in my mouth was caused by bacteria than the oil pulling may help. Now, the technique of oil pulling has been around for a long time. In fact, this oral therapy is a type of Ayurvedic medicine [a traditional Indian system] that dates back 3,000 years. Also, I was using coconut oil so how could that hurt me?  I don't quite remember if the oil pulling or just time took care of the small bump in my mouth. All I remember is the nasty taste of swishing coconut oil as I recall I had to swish it for up to 20 minutes. I don't think I was able to swish it for more than five minutes as the taste of coconut oil was not appealing to me.

Better tasting oil means longer swishing!

  I decided to give oil pulling another chance when I discovered a Pulling Oil that had a better taste. The pulling oil that I am now using is quite refreshing as it has a nice minty taste so I am able to swish this oil in my mouth way longer. I usually take a swig of the pulling oil as I wash my face and other bedtime activities. Sometimes I will swish the oil in my mouth as I take my shower.

Why do I do oil pulling?

 I try to do oil pulling at least once a week as it is a great way to pull the bacteria and plaque out of my mouth so I can prevent gum problems. After my husband had to get dentures from gingivitis, I am very proactive about dental care. The oil is supposed to make the bacteria and plaque stick to it and coconut oil has bacteria-fighting benefits.

GURUNANDA® Pulling Oil is 100% organic, alcohol-free and contains no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

How to oil pull

  Oil pulling is simple to do. You simply take some of the oil and swish it in your mouth for 2-20 minutes, the longer the better to draw out more gunk from your teeth. Then you spit the oil out and brush your teeth. It is so much easier to do oil pulling when the oil has a nice taste to it. The natural oil that I use is made from a combination of pure sesame oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, and peppermint oil. The peppermint oil makes a big difference in how long I can keep the oil in my mouth. I find that I can do the gentle swishing when I am focusing on something else like showing or washing my face.

Oil pulling gives me a fresh mouth

  I am amazed at how fresh and clean my mouth feels after I swish the oil in my mouth. The oil starts out almost clear but when I spit it into the sink it is quite thick and cloudy. To find out more about the benefits of oil pulling, click out the below link.


Would you try oil pulling?

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