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Month: February 2014

Things I Love ~ February Faves

Its the dead of winter in New England and this winter has been dreadfully cold and long one.  I cant remember a winter this cold, we haven’t had a nice day in weeks, maybe months!  However, I hear birds this morning!!! Yay!  Maybe spring is coming soon?  Man, I hope so, plus the sun is out when I wake up with the kids now and when Anthony s getting off the bus!  So the days are getting longer.  Now if we could only break 40 degrees this week, that would be awesome!
So here are the things I’m loving this month.  These are the things that have kept me running through the cold dreary days and looking up in this new year.
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Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker
It has been so cold, I have been using my Keurig none stop.  I use it to make coffee, hot chocolate, instant soup, cider, and more.  Its so much faster and easier than boiling a pot of water, plus the kids think their just like Mommy and Daddy when they get their hot chocolate made with our coffee in the morning.
DISNEY INFINITY Starter Pack Xbox 360
The kids got this game a few months ago and have been collecting the figures ever since.  This is my favorite Xbox game the kids have, actually my favorite video game they have ever played!  It is by Disney so it was a win before they even played it, but now that I’ve sat and watched it over the last few months, I love it.  Its great for all ages, I don’t have to worry about violence and other problem that some games come with, and they have all the kids favorite characters even Tangled and Frozen characters for Lilly.  This has been a great activity for the many cold snowy evenings we’ve had this year.
Apple iPad mini
The hubby got me an iPad mini for Christmas and I am addicted to it!  I think its the perfect size for me, I had the regular size iPad at one time but it got passed down to the kids because I didn’t use it much.   I used my phone instead for about a year but was killing my iPhone battery within a couple of hours of waking up.  Between reading, surfing the internet, emails, and blogging my iPhone battery wasn’t enough and I hate carrying my laptop around.  The iPad mini was a perfect solution for me and now I am addicted!  It fits in practically every bag I own and it is easy to pull out and use everywhere.

 

It’s-a-10 Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin

I have frizzy hair that becomes dry frequently, even more so in the summer, but my hair is also very fine.  So it is hard to find a leave-in conditioner that doesn’t way down my hair or cause it to become greasy.  My stylist was using this at the last salon I visited and I was surprised my hair still felt lightweight.  I decided to try it out at home and I am now in love with it!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Organic Vitamin C Serum

I received this serum to review last month and I am very pleased with it.  I use it in-between my cleanser and my face creams.  When I put a few drops on my fingers I was a bit nervous that it would be too oily for my skin (which most serums are)  however this serum is perfect for my skin, it dries fast and feels fresh.  I also like the tightening feel it gives my skin as it is absorbed.

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Kong Dog Toy Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

One of the first toys we got for our puggle Missile when he was a puppy was a classic Kong toy.  He still loves his classic Kong and it keeps him entertained for a good chunk of time as he tries to lick out all the filling.
However now that he has the Kong Stuff-A-Ball from EntirelyPets he goes crazy every time he sees me pull out the can off stuff’n or biscuits.  The side inserts take him longer to lick out the Kong Stuff’n and the soft sides clean his teeth and massage his gums.  Also the middle is big enough to fit most dog treats.  Plus we can play ball with it!
And this is our quiet and content dog, busy with his favorite toy and treat!
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Grace Scarf by Rethreaded Review ~ Fashion with a Cause

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I love my new “Grace Scarf”!  I am a big fan of scarves and have dozens but none like the Grace Scarf by Rethreaded.  Sure it is an absolutely beautiful and stylish scarf that can be worn in so many ways.  However, that’s not what truly brings this scarf close to my heart!

 Rethreaded is an amazing faith-based company focusing on people who have been affected by the sex trade.
Rethreaded Sewing a New Story Local Impact Project:
“Rethreaded provides a four-month holistic training program for women in the Jacksonville, Florida area who are coming out of lives of addiction, violence, human trafficking, and prostitution. Many of these women leave prison with felony records, creating significant challenges to employment. Rethreaded is a safe place where women are paid a living wage to become artisan seamstresses and “upcycle” donated t-shirts into new creations for sale.”

Rethreaded Beliefs:
“We believe that God is the purest source of Love and seek to love others like God has loved us.  The greatest model of love is shown through the grace, mercy, and compassion of Jesus.  We will humbly try to follow His perfect example of what perfect love tangibly looks like in a very messy world. We trust that love can guide our business and help us overcome anything that comes our way”
This is an amazing organization not only with great products to sell but best of all with great values.
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Relish! Menu Planning Service ~ Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Relish! Menu Planning is an online subscription program that lets you build weekly meal plans, create recipes, and print out shopping lists quickly and easily.

As a mom of 3 I hate last minute runs to the grocery store.  What would normally take 10 minutes to run in and grab a few things for dinner, always ends up taking an hour with 3 little ones in tow.  Relish!  resolves the last minute runs and the forgotten ingredients problem for me.  Having a shopping list generated for me with everything I need is so convenient and helpful for us busy and stressed moms!
I also enjoy having so many new recipes to try on Relish!.  Its easy to get into a meal time rut of the same cycle of meals week after week, however with Relish! there are so many tasty looking options that my menu planning has taken on a whole new meaning.
Relish! has also helped me and my family eat a lot healthier.  Menu planning in itself helps me stay on schedule and saves time, plus having so many delicious healthy recipes to build with has improved my cooking skills and my ability to stay on track calorie wise.  Plus the greatest perk, my hubby is happy we are out of the fried chicken, hot dog, dinner rut!
Relish! Menu Planning Service costs $7 a month, which isn’t bad for all it offers.  Especially considering it has saved me at least that in last minute grocery store trips.

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K9 Advantix 2 Review and Coupon Code

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 Spring is coming, which also means playing at the dog park, longer walks and trips to the dog sitter.  All this outdoor fun makes flea and ticks a problem,  however the leading brand of pet medication has a flea and tick remedy to keep your mind at ease while you and your pup enjoy the nice weather outside in the midst of flea season.
Advantix for Dogs – K9 Advantix II offers the following advantages:
  • Five way pest protection against ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, and lice
  • Kills fleas at all life stages, most ticks are repelled and killed before they can attach.
  • Uses an insect growth regulator called pyriproxyfen and prevents fleas from maturing
  • In addition to flea and tick, K9 Advantix II for dogs also provides protection against mosquitoes, flies and lice
  • Waterproof, stays on in baths or in the rain
  • Guaranteed US EPA approved
  • Each package of K9 Advantix II for Dogs lasts 4 to 6 months (One vial per month)

 
 This is the brand of Flea and Tick protection we use for Missile and have always loved how great it worked and that it stayed on even after he gets wet.  My biggest fear with taking him on our annual camping trips was that he would surely come home with ticks, but I was shocked when he didn’t have one tick on him at the end of our week long stay in the woods.  That won my loyalty!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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