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18.12.14

Personalized Vitamins? #VousVitamin

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Are you unfamiliar with Vous Vitamin?  I was until recently...   
I think it is awesome that you can create a vitamin just for your needs.  
They have a survey you fill out and then they create one specifically for you!   
From their website:


With new knowledge about the role of different nutrients always evolving, safety surrounding the use of certain supplements is always a foremost concern.  Finding the right vitamins in the right amounts can be a challenge. Vous Vitamin will provide you with a medically sound, premium product that is of the highest quality. As well as helpful resources and posts.

Besides Personalized Vitamins, they also have "situational supplements" that could be just what you need!   Head on over to see what they offer!

Whether it's cold and flu season, or you are just feeling run down, sometimes you need a boost.  Afraid of catching the cooties when people are coughing all around you? Feeling sick, but no time to run to grandma's for chicken soup? Our unique blend of Vitamins C, D3 and zinc helps support your Immune System when you need it most. Your white blood cells need the right nutrients to function optimally and fend off disease. This situational supplement is taken with water twice daily when you need it, so that you can be on your feet in no time.

Make sure with all the bugs going around this year, you stay prepared and ready for all life throws your way!  

17.12.14

Disney's Christmas Storybook Collection from @DisneyHyperion

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Do you need a Christmas Book?  Every house should have one to enjoy over the holidays! With the Christmas Storybook Collection, you are sure to please all Disney fans!!!
The stories include :
Toy Story, Tangled, Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, Cars, Wreck-It-Ralph, Monsters Inc, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Lady and the Tramp, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Robin Hood, Pinocchio, Wall-E and 101 Dalmations.
This is a hard covered book (so it would make a great gift idea) and the text to picture ratio is perfect to keep kids of all ages excited and entertained!   This would be a great gift idea this year to a group of kids (or even a classroom!)  
Celebrate the season with favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar characters! This updated edition of the top-selling storybook collection includes new stories with popular characters from films like Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and Tangled. This enchanting volume of 18 tales brings the magic of Christmas to life with over 250 beautiful full-page and spot illustrations plus silver-gilded pages!

16.12.14

Long Day? Need a Heating Pad for those sore muscles? #ThermophoreHeatPad

Do you have the aches and pains when cold weather sets in?  Do you always have sore muscles after working out?  Maybe you have a physical job where you are a bit sore at the end of the day? Whatever the case may be, I am sure you wish you had a bit of relief when all is said and done, right? Marc is always hard at work taking care of our family, be it working his daily job or when he does Army training,  not to mention a 5 year old isn't the easiest on the back!    So what is a person to do?  

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What you do is hope that someone you know reads this post and decides that you really need a Thermophore Heat Pad to help you at the end of the day!  (Feel free to forward this post along if they need a hint!)  
We were sent a Thermophore Heat Pad for review and the first thing you notice is the size. This isn't any plain jane heating pad, this bad boy is "nearly twice the size of standard heating pads" and it can cover many different area's.  I had to try it out and was able to put it over my back, allowing for it to go up and down and cover my whole spine.  (I then had to try it out over the shoulders and while I wish it would have been able to drape over more, like a shawl, it isn't a shawl... it is a heating pad.... so it didn't do so, but it was able to cover both shoulders. )  
I am a bit torn on the button to turn it on though...
It is a button you press and hold to heat up. I love the feature that when you release it, it automatically shuts off, so you don't have to worry about it staying on to long (or being on if you fall asleep.)  At the same time though, I wasn't completely sold on it... I wanted to relax and not have to press the button down... so I wasn't 110% satisfied there... to be honest though, I see why they do the press button and I love it, so it really isn't a deal breaker!  
The other thing I noticed with the Thermophore was the softness of it.  It comes with a cover that is super soft, like a fleece or something, but it is made so that you can remove it and wash if need be!   

Here is more about the Thermophore:
MOIST HEAT THERAPY
Our Thermophore Deep Moist Heat products significantly enhances the penetrating power and benefits of heat therapy! There is no need to add additional water to our products as they automatically utilizes atmospheric moisture when the heat application is activated!

Soothing, comforting intense moist heat therapy for pain. It's such a basic idea, well-known and trusted through the ages, that we often forget how fabulous it can feel to just heat up those sore, aching muscles and joints!

If you have someone who uses a heating pad, or that might need a heating pad... Make sure you tell them about the Thermophore Heat Pad! 

*** Made in the USA!  Can't beat that! 

Lock in Moisture this Winter with @VaselineBrand

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I love lotion.  There is no denying that.  I will always have at least a couple different brands / scents at all times in the house. One - I love the smells of it.  Two - I love the way it makes my skin feel.  Three- I have a slight obsession.  I have been working with Vaseline Lotions for a while now and their products never seem to disappoint.  The latest that was sent to me was their "Intensive Care Advanced Repair" in lightly scented and fragrance free.  I actually have the lightly scented sitting on my nightstand now. I love it.  It is very light, like a milky feeling... and it seems to quickly absorb into my skin.  I normally put it on right as I get ready to go to bed and then I can drift off to sleep with a great scent on my head and soft smooth hands!  They also have a fragrance free version (I save those for Broxton, since I like the scents!)  
·         Deeply moisturizes
·         Clinically proven to heal very dry skin in 5 days
·         Relieves very dry skin from the first application
·         Contains specially designed blend of glycerin (to pull moisture into all layer of surface skin – the stratum corneum), and micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly, plus dimethicone (to lock moisture in)
·         Ideal for women with very dry skin



If you have a problem with dry, cracked lips, why not try their lip therapy?  To keep those lips puckered up and looking beautiful, Christmas pictures anyone, try the Creme Brulee lip therapy.  If you want to go all "blinged" out, they even  offer a bejeweled canister!!   Perfect for gift giving!   

Remember, all of these products would make great stocking stuffers!   

Princesses and Cooking - Pretty awesome Christmas! Find out from @DisneyHyperion

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Having a son means not really being up to all the knowledge of Princess type things, but that doesn't mean that I don't love them!!  I was excited to get the book, Prefect Princess Christmas, if only to read it to my self!  Hey, I love the little Mermaid and Cinderella isn't a new princess... So, I could justify my excitement!  
In the princess book, I loved reading about how the Princesses were so excited for the holidays... and none of them were excited for what they were going to GET, instead, they were bubbling with excitement on what they were giving!  Isn't that what Christmas is all about?   
 Now little girls can celebrate the holidays with the Disney Princesses! From crackling fires and snowy sleigh rides to beachside gatherings and New Orleans feasts, each princess does Christmas her own way. These four Christmas-themed stories star Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Tiana, and their family and friends as they deck their castle halls. With gorgeous illustrations on every page, plus a foil-stamped jacket, this 96-page storybook is sure to be an instant classic. Plus, download the Royal Christmas app!

The other book I am enjoying?  A Cookbook!   Yes!  I will be honest, I am not really one to be found in the kitchen that often, but this book is just too cute!  It has great recipes, from breakfast to snacks... and they are actually ranked by gingerbread as to how hard they are to follow through. The added bonus?  Some can be made into gift jars for easy gift ideas and they even included a couple punch out gift cards at the end of the book to help out.
( I am personally really excited to try and make "Anna's Frozen Ice Candy" and "Sleepy's Early- Riser Egg Biscuits!")  
Treat your taste buds to a feast of traditional holiday delights! With simple step-by-step instructions, helpful cooking tips, color photographs, and charming character art, this book is the perfect way for parents and children to make holiday magic in the kitchen! A rating system lets kids know how difficult the recipes are, and cooking tips are sprinkled throughout. Kids will enjoy making Rolly’s Spotted Cranberry Pancakes, Sugar Rush Popcorn Gumdrop Garland and Anna’s Frozen Ice Candy!

15.12.14

If you can dream it... You can build it! @ogosport

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I am all about Broxton using his hands and his brain in being creative and having fun.  We love different toys that allow him to express himself in many different ways, so when I saw the OgoBild box, I thought this would be perfect for him to play with!    I was so excited when the chance to work with them arrived and I know that you will love it too!  
First up, let me give you the "overview" of OgoBild from their website: 
We are designers. But we don't just design products.

From award-winning classics like the Super SportsDisk to newer creations like OGOBILD, we don't just design toys or sporting goods - we design something more...We design active play for all ages. We design endless hours of fun for your children. And hours of fun with your children.
OgoSport was founded in 2004 by a duo of accomplished designers from world-renowned school of design, the Pratt Institute. Our talented roster of creators formed the company to question the current direction of play, and these inquires have inspired us to seek new directions in product development. Accordingly, we have set the following criteria for products that carry the OgoSport name:
Encourage active play and exercise
Age ranges span from young children to grandparents
Encourage play between all age combinations in-between
Allow for open-ended exploration and experimentation
Opportunities for both indoor and outdoor play
Benefits for therapy and children with special needs
Safety, quality, and integrity
Batteries not required


,
This is what arrives in the box...   Bags of different parts.
Now it is up to you to use your creativity to make it into something
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We quickly dug into the bags and started checking out what all was inside.  It was great seeing Broxton's excitement as he learned they were for him to build anything and everything he could think of.  The sky is the limit and he is having a blast!   
Nothing is sweeter when he says "Mama, will you play with me? " and I love being able to get down on the floor and us try building different things.  This is the best thing for us.  We get to play, we talk, we laugh...we make memories!   The best thing?  Right now, it is great for us to play and build and have fun... but when he gets older, he can use it to build and record movies!   Just check out some that are on their site!
I really like the Leap one... it just shows if you can dream it, you can do it!   
This would make one awesome gift! Order one to go under your tree!   

From Sea to Shining Sea #EllisTheElephant

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I hate admitting this, but I was not a fan of history growing up.  I thought it was boring and I wanted nothing to do with it. Now, I wish I had paid more attention, since Broxton seems to have a million questions.  My answers are one of 2 -  
First up- go ask your daddy.  Marc loves history and seems to know a lot about it.

Second response?  Well, lets look it up together and see!  
I think part of the reason it was so boring was not only the way the teachers taught it, but also the books were so cut and dry and had nothing to offer.  That was why I was eager to see what this book, From Sea to Shining Sea by Callista Gingrich was all about.  In this book (which is book four in the Ellis the Elephant Series) we follow Ellis as he starts this book off meeting George Washington, the First President.  We learn about the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition.  This is a cute book that gives enough information to grab their attention, but then also gives plenty of resources available at the back of the book is you want to go further into explanation with the child.  I really enjoyed it and think that all of these books would be a great addition to a child's library.  

Ellis the Elephant is back and ready for another adventure in American history! In From Sea to Shining Sea, the fourth installment of Callista Gingrich’s New York Times bestselling series, Ellis explores the early years of the United States and heads west into uncharted territory with Lewis and Clark.
In preceding books, Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims’ Pride, and Yankee Doodle Dandy, Ellis learns about pivotal moments that have shaped America. Now, in From Sea to Shining Sea, America’s favorite time-traveling pachyderm discovers a new and growing nation along with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea and others.
Authored by Callista Gingrich and illustrated by Susan Arciero, From Sea to Shining Sea will delight those who want to know how brave Americans forged a growing nation and spread freedom from coast to coast.
From Sea to Shining Sea will delight those who want to know how brave Americans forged a growing nation and spread freedom from coast to coast.
 
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