Friday, May 27, 2016

NeoCell Natural Supplements fro Hair and Skin | Giveaway

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Beauty is only skin deep they say. However, because our skin is a living organ it actually goes well beyond the layers and works best for us when we treat it from the inside out. Supplements are a great way to give our bodies what it naturally craves, but only when they are natural in form. NeoCell has natural beauty supplements to help your skin and hair from the inside out.

I love grabbing my daily Biotin Burst in the morning. They are delicious and such an easy way to take a supplement. I need to be encouraged to take a supplement or I get unmotivated and never stick with it.


The NeoCell Biotin Bursts contain high potency biotin for hair, skin and nail health. It is gluten, soy and palm oil free and is a winner of best beauty supplement and best of natural beauty awards in 2 separate magazines in 2013. The burst contains:





  • Collagen Type 1 & 3 For Firm, Smooth Skin & Strong Hair & Nails
  • Hyaluronic Acid For Skin Hydration & Renewal
  • Vitamin C:  Collagen Enhancer
  • All Natural Formula Bursting With Delicious Flavor 

  • Another great supplement in the form of a powder you can add to water or juice once a day is the NeoCell Derma Matrix. This new collagen skin supplement promotes the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, increases hydration by 21% and supports cell turnover & elasticity. 


    The Derma Matrix uses Bioactive NeoCell Collagen and is both bioactive and bioavailable for best absorption. It truly works for your skin from the inside out.


    Visit http://www.neocell.com/ to see all of the supplements available for your needs.


    The Giveaway

    1 lucky reader will win $50 credit to NeoCell. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 6/9. Good luck!
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    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Allergy Season


    When a child suffers from an allergic reaction it’s not only scary, it can be extremely dangerous. From what an allergy is, to best forms of treatment, here’s a guide on everything parents need to know this allergy season.

    What are Allergies?

    Allergies are an immune response to anything the body perceives as “foreign,” whether that’s a
    chemical, food product, or any material in contact with the body. When it comes to finding out if your
    child has an allergy, careful parental detective work can help solve the question. In some cases it’s easy; such as noticing if their skin breaks out in hives when wearing a certain material. Other times may be more confusing. To determine if symptoms are from allergies, parents should ask themselves questions like:

    • Does it happen the same time each year?
    • Is it worse when being outside?
    • Does it get better or worse when they travel to an area that has different pollen?

    It’s hard to remember from year to year, especially if you have several children. Keep a journal to refer back to; checking for yearly patterns.

    Reduce Exposures to Triggers

    Once you’ve determined if your child has an allergy, there are ways to reduce exposure to triggers. Symptom reduction techniques depend on the allergen, for example kids with food and cloth allergies need to be on strict avoidance. With seasonal allergies, techniques have to be used to reduce exposure, but it can’t be eliminated.  Anything that traps dust will also trap pollen, so minimize the stuffed animals, heavy drapes, rugs, and other dust collectors in bedrooms.

    But what should parents do when their child is actually suffering from an allergy? The newest antihistamines, which include Zyrtec, Claritin, and Allegra, are largely non-sedating and now available over the counter. Nasal sprays and pills also combat stubborn symptoms, but be careful not to “double dose” or combine remedies with the same agents.

    Short of living in a bubble, it’s hard to protect our kids against allergens that are always in the environment. But keeping track of their symptoms, reducing exposure to triggers, and proper treatment will ensure they are safe this allergy season.

    About the Author:

    As physician and Medical Director of Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, Dr. Robert Korn has been providing adult and pediatric emergency care for 32 years. Dr. Korn also serves as the Medical Director Acute Care Services at Northwell Health.

    Dr. Korn earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Columbia University and went on to pursue his Doctorate degree at The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. Dr. Korn then completed a three year combined internship and residency at Children’s National Medical System’s Pediatrics Residency Program. In 1998, he received his MBA from the University of South Florida. Dr. Korn is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics and also belongs to the American College of Emergency Physicians.

    How To Get Your Kids To Eat Healthy

    Kids aren’t exactly open to healthy diets! If it were up to them, they’d be eating chocolate, chips, and fries all day every day. It’s ok to treat them to these foods once in awhile, but they need to follow a healthy diet, just like you. A healthy and nutritious diet can help their bodies grow and develop as they should. Do your kids always moan whenever you place a salad in front of them? I’m sure you’re not the only parent with this problem! Here are some tricks you can use to get your kids to eat healthily.


    Set A Good Example

    If your kids see you eating and enjoying healthy food, then they will be very likely to follow your example. So next time you have a snack, pick a piece of fruit rather than a chocolate bar. And whenever you are thirsty, have a glass of water instead of some fizzy pop. This will encourage your children to do the same.

    Make Healthy Versions Of Their Favorite Foods

    Just because your kids love pizza doesn’t mean that they have to eat unhealthy ones. If you make your own homemade pizzas, you will know exactly what is going into them. This gives you the chance to cut down all the fat and sugar content. Want a super healthy pizza? Try using cauliflower for the base. Of course, whatever your kids’ favorite meals are, you will definitely be able to come up with a healthier, homemade version. Doesn’t have to be pizza!

    Hide Snacks And Unhealthy Foods

    It is ok to treat your family to some tasty snacks and an unhealthy meal once a week. If you enjoy the odd indulgence, you will probably have unhealthy snacks and food in your kitchen. These need to be stored out of sight so that your kids don’t know you have them. Once your kids see them, they will continually pester you until you give in and let them have something in between meals. So to stop any temptation, hide all your fatty and sugary food well out of the reach of your kids!

    Buy Healthy Alternatives

    Next time you are shopping in the supermarket, see if there are any healthier versions of your kids’ favorite foods and candies. There are now many brands and makes that specialize in making healthy condiments, sweets, and ingredients. You can find Hampton Creek here to take a look at the range that is available. There are also now lots of foods that are made with special diets in mind. Trying to stick to a gluten-free lifestyle? You’ll be able to find all your favorites now available without any gluten in them!

    Treat Your Kids

    Your kids should have six healthy days each week. But the deserve a treat on the seventh! If they no a treat day is coming then they will be more motivated to continue with their healthy eating throughout the week. We all need some extra motivation now and then, and the best encouragement for kids is some tasty chocolate!

    ZingAnything Citrus Zinger Infusion Set

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    The original Citrus Zinger from ZingAnything just became a bundle and now you can twist and slice your fruit as you go for naturally flavored water. My son's favorite water flavor is when I add sliced cucumbers. In the summer I even add sliced watermelon to water and it is so refreshing. Now I have the Citrus Zinger Infusion Set and I can just grab my fruit and bottle and have water that is so delicious and much healthier too.

    Simply twist on or add fruit, tighten the bottom lid, flip over and fill with water! You can leave the flavor choice in the bottom until you get the flavor intensity you want then toss it out and continue to drink that water. No more wasted plastic bottles of flavored water and many of those water flavor squeeze varieties you squirt have aspartame and other unhealthy sweeteners in them! Really! Look at the labels the next time you see them! No learning to scan a label to know the ingredients. The ingredients are what you add naturally from the produce section!


    Adding citrus of any type is very easy and with the Citrus Zinger Infusion Set you get a press for citrus, slicer for cucumber and a reamer for kiwi.  


    With the green citrus press you twist and press oranges, lemon, limes into your water for added benefit and flavor. The yellow reamer allows you to release kiwi juices, pulp and seeds while keeping skin intact for an easy tropical flavored water.


    My son's favorite; the cucumber slicer allows you to add a ribbon of fresh cucumber flavor to your water.



    The Citrus Zinger Infusion Set is available online and at retailers nationwide for an SRP of $19.99. Visit www.zinganything.com to learn more.


    Carson-Dellosa Spectrum Learning Giveaway



    The Carson-Dellosa Spectrum learning activities have everything you need to give your child the extra support in problem subjects or give them advantages for the next level of any subject. If your child is older, Carson-Dellosa has learning aids for the High Schoolers as well. It's all there and you can search for learning books by age, need/subject or themes.



    This summer I will have my son working on the Grade 3 Spectrum Math as well as Grades 2-3 Summer Bridge Activity book. He is an average to above average student heading into 3rd grade and doing a page or two a day is my guarantee he won't slip over the summer, making the start of third grade frustrating for him. 



    The Pre-K to 8th grade subject-specific workbooks provide educational tasks that are aligned to the current academic standards, step-by- step instructions for each key concept, practice opportunities for concept mastery, and assessments for progress monitoring. They get that extra practice they need to build confidence and not feel left behind in class. 

    Save 20% on Spectrum products

    Visit the Carson-Dellosa Spectrum Learning page to find your child's level and order your summer learning today. Following my links saves you 20% on all Spectrum books.

    The Giveaway

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    1 lucky reader will win a Carson-Dellosa Spectrum Learning package in levels of your choice: Spectrum Math, Spectrum Language Arts and Spectrum Science. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 6/7. Good luck!

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Father's Day Gifts at Dick's Sporting Goods

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    Nothing says gifts for HIM like sporting goods stores. We just had a Dick's Sporting Goods open near us and it is such a great go-to shop for my Dad and husband when we have celebrations. Dick's Sporting Goods has great gifts for the BBQ master, camper, hiker, fitness guru, fisherman, hunter and they even have fun outdoor toys for kids as gifts. I like shopping their spices and foods because they are unique and are great for gift baskets. 

    My Dad rarely shops for himself so I tend to use his birthday and Father's day as times of the year to shop for new shirts. He is a polo and button shirt guy and Dick's Sporting Goods has quality brands like the Water Hagen clothing line of golf apparel that gives a great look on and off the course with the UV protection we want Dad to get while outdoors.



    Below is a fun roundup of gift ideas for Father's Day you can find at Dick's Sporting Goods:

    For the Golfer

    Walter Hagen Perfect 11 Shorts ($60): Stylish and innovative, the Walter Hagen® Perfect 11 Shorts will become a staple in your wardrobe. The signature gripper waistband keeps these golf bottoms securely in place, and the waterproof pocketing on back welt pockets keeps your electronics and scorecards dry in inclement weather.

    Walter Hagen Men's Perfect 11 Golf Shorts - Dick's Sporting Goods


    Walter Hagen Essentials Yarn Dye Stripe Golf Polo ($50.00): Designed to combine traditional style with modern technology, this polo offers a unique look to sport on and off the course. Available in 12 colors, this shirt provides UV protection and breathable HydroDri frabric for the hottest days of summer.

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    Top Flite Gamer Tour Golf Balls ($24.99): Recipient of a Golf Digest Gold Medal this year, the Top Flite Gamer Tour balls are one of the most innovative and affordable balls on the market. Featuring its “Dimple in Dimple” technology, golfers generate exceptional ball speeds while maintaining soft feel all summer long.
    Top Flite Gamer Tour Golf Balls - Dick's Sporting Goods


    For the Fit Dad

    Fitness Gear Core Kit ($30): Train and optimize your abdominals through various movements and workouts with these four essential fitness tools. Free 90-day LIVEexercise Trial with any Fitness Gear branded purchase!




    Reebok Men’s V-Neck Vector T-Shirt ($22): Train with the best of them when you step out in the Reebok® Men's V-Neck Vector T-Shirt. Incredibly soft material finished with Speedwick® technology provides a comfortable fit and keeps you sweat-free all day. The v-neck cut creates a classic, athletic look, while the loose design offers relaxed style.
    Fitness Gear Core Kit - Dick's Sporting Goods

    Reebok Men's V-Neck Vector T-Shirt - Dick's Sporting Goods



    Fitness Gear Adjustable Kettlebell ($49.99): From kettlebell swings to leg-strengthening squats, the Fitness Gear Adjustable Kettlebell is the perfect multi-function training tool for your home workouts. Ideal for many users and exercises, this kettlebell is versatile and replaces the need to have more than one with up to 11 possible build ranges from 20 lbs to 50 lbs.

    Fitness Gear Adjustable Kettlebell - Dick's Sporting Goods




    For Sports dad

    Quest 10 FT. x 10 FT. Instant Canopy ($99.99): This recreational canopy offers cooling shade when you need it, where you need it during the hot summer months. The Quest Instant Canopy is easily transportable with its ability to fold down to fit inside its convenient carry bag.
    Quest Q64 10 FT. x 10 FT. Slant Leg Instant Up Canopy - Dick's Sporting Goods


    3-Hole Bean Bag Toss Set ($29.99): The Quest® 3 Hole Bean Bag Toss Set offers complete backyard fun. This Bean Bag Toss Set includes 2 foldable boards and 8 bean bags. The target boards feature nets behind each target hole, catching each bean bag. With its carrying bag, you can take this game anywhere and easily. Challenge your family or friends to an exciting game with the Quest® 3 Hole Bean Bag Toss Set.
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    For the Outdoor Dad

    Quest 2L Hydration Pack ($29.99): This backpack boasts a main compartment to house your larger gear and items, while the compartment and exterior pockets help you stay organized while you're hiking, traveling or trekking.
    Quest 2L Hydration Pack - Dick's Sporting Goods

    Quest 3 Person Backyard Tent ($24.99): The Quest® 3 Person Backyard Tent is perfect for an overnight trip with friends or family. A waterproof polyester vent cap along with roof vent and zippered window deliver plenty of airflow for hot summer evenings, while keeping moisture buildup inside the tent to a minimum. The Backyard Tent is easy to set up in just a few minutes, so you can get the fun started right away.
    Quest 3 Person Backyard Tent - Dick's Sporting Goods
    Find these and other great gift ideas at Dick's Sporting Goods.

    Two Products That Prevent Electrical Shock and Fire

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    If you have started or even finished some of your spring cleaning, did you remember to make any safety changes to your home? I have to admit that the thought had not crossed my mind either until I read that 10 children a day are in the hospital with electric shock accidents. Electrical shock is a preventable injury for the most part. Have you ever been in a children's or family store and not see outlet covers or a sort of electrical protection product? I actually popped into a gas station so my son could get an icee and I was mindlessly browsing the aisle as I walked down and remember seeing a package of electrical covers-at a gas station! This is because there is a need to provide a safe home for our family.

    When you think of electrical accidents, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is electrocution around cords and outlets and fires from appliances. There are 2 products you can get right now to eliminate the damage to your home and family from electrical accidents or fires. The Sooner TreeSafe ornament and the Cord Dome from Twist and Seal.


    Cord Dome

    Chances are whether you farm, do construction, have outdoor Christmas light displays each year, run carnivals and fairs or even just do a lot of home yard work you have cords running from your home into power strips or connectors. We all know what happens to the connections when in use if they hit water-rain, puddles, snow, ice. Sometimes work can't wait for dry days and you need a way to elevate the adapters and power strips away from wetness and cover them from exposure. The Cord Dome from Twist and Seal will allow you to keep multiple cord connections dry no matter the shape and standard sizes of power strips. It comes with ground spikes to secure the dome in place so not to be dragged into a wet area. It is made with a heavy duty commercial grade plastic that is UV resistant. Twist and Seal also has has smaller cord protectors for trees, construction and garden.


    Twist and Seal also has other outlet covers-big and small and for indoor or outdoor use.

    Sooner TreeSafe

    When it comes to a type of fire alarm, the name Sooner couldn't be a more perfect fit. This is because we need to be alerted as soon as possible to a fire. You already know that your home fire or smoke detector is not supposed to be placed in an area near direct flame; or it melts before it can go off. The problem is it takes a room full of smoke to set it off and many times that can be too late.


    When it comes to the yearly Christmas tree, do you have it in an area that is near an entrance or exit? Many times we have these in common areas of the home or near the front windows and if that tree were on fire does that cause an issue for using that nearby exit? In my home our tree is within 10 feet of our front door which is also near our stairs. Being upstairs sleeping and not being notified ASAP could block our major home exit for us leaving no other option but to exit 2nd story windows. You may have a similar story.

    The Sooner TreeSafe has an 'ornament' that would send an alert at the very first sign of smoke to the remote outlet alarm. Simply hang the ornament on your tree and plug the decorative alarm into any outlet within your home. It is wireless and makes your tree worry free. Sooner also has standard alarms you can use to connect appliances to a similar alarm for a sooner fire detection alert.


    It takes very little time and an updated safety product like these 2 products above to bring you the peace of mind that can save your life.
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