Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sponsored Post: Antiperspirant Options for Women

As women, we try our best to stay fresh and smelling good. Whether its for work, our partners, or just for ourselves. Some women, more than others, tend to need more than others. The most popular staple in a woman's arsenal, is the antiperspirant. It is important to find the right antiperspirant for you, because what works for me, may not work for you.

There are many options available, between towelettes, clinical strength and prescription strength. The one you need will depend on what your specific issues are. Many women can use a typical deodorant, and don't need anything stronger. However, some women need stronger, sometimes prescription strength.

Before you buy, you can speak to your doctor about your specific problems and they can suggest what would work best for you. Many popular choices are Secret Clinical Strength or Dove Clinical Protection.

The type of antiperspirant you use isn't always based on what makes you sweat, but it may be the environment. Its common for those in hot and humid environments to need a stronger deodorant than other areas.

You can choose to try out a few options on your own before you speak to a doctor. If you find that you cannot get the right strength, then it is time to talk to a doctor to see what would work for you.

To explore some of the options mentioned, feel free to check out this article on the website Mommy Edition,  http://www.mommyedition.com/best-antiperspirants-for-women.

Let me know, what do you use? For me, regular deodorant works fine for me. When I work out I need a little extra, but nothing clinical.

*Note: I was paid to write this post. The post above is 100% my own work*

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Review: Aloha Island Lei's

Not too long ago, I was sent a fresh lei from Aloha Island Lei's. Now, I love everything about Hawaii. I have never been, but so badly want to go. I hope one day, I can make it there. I've watched many things on TV about Hawaii, the volcanos, etc.

Well, one of the most popular things about Hawaii, is the lei. You have seen it on every commercial, TV show or movie, when you get off the plane and land, the beautiful girls place a lei on you, and may kiss your cheek. Well, I got some of that.

Anyways, I got an email from the company asking if I wanted to receive one.. Of course I did! And they sent me a package! Inside the package, there was a card with the company info on it. And a real chocolate covered macadamia nut (it was SOOOOOO good!)
As soon as you opened it you could smell them

The back of the purple lei
Gorgeous purple flower lei. And yes, its
real flowers!

And naturally, I placed them on my kids LOL.

The flowers lasted quite a while. They can last I think it says up to a week when placed in the fridge and watered. I hung them from my desk. The aroma smelled so good. Better than any Hawaiian air freshener I've bought LOL

You can buy them for any occasion! You can check them out at www.AlohaIslandLei.com.

Review: Watson Stopwatches and Timers App

The Watson Stopwatches and Timers app is available on the Google Play store, and is from eWorld Tech. Let me tell you, I use stopwatches and timers often. Some for my son for how long he has for a chore, or until we go somewhere, etc. I also use them to count down to big events. But I also use them for mystery shopping. Sometimes in a fast food shop you have to time the workers for certain things. And you can't always do it on some of the other apps, or you have to pay for them. This app is free. And it works on phones as well as tablets. I have it on my Google Nexus 7.

You can customize the timers colors, have multiple timers going at the same time, and even record laps. While it only has 1 review on the app store, it really is an app worth noting. The review posted is a 5 star, and he appears to use it when he is tracking time while working with clients. Definitely worth it.

To get the app, check it out here: Watson Stopwatches and Timers


*I was paid to download the app and honestly review it. The review listed is my honest opinion.*

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Are You On Sverve?

Sverve is this great site that allows you to connect with other mom bloggers and companies. Through this site, you can connect with companies who have campaigns for you to review their products. Some you get paid and get product, some just one or the other. Either way, its great exposure for both you and your blog, as well as the company.

Come join me and check it out! Sign up, enter your blog URL and categories. If you endorse me, I'll be happy to endorse you back!

Free $10 Gift Card

If you sign up for the site Plink from now until 8/18/2013 at 11:59 EST, link your credit or debit card, and make a purchase using that card before the date previously mentioned, you will get a bonus 1,000 Plink Points, which is enough for a $10 gift card. You can choose a gift card from anywhere like Amazon, iTunes, Target, Walmart, Kohls, Starbucks and more.

This is for new Plink members only. The bonus points will be awarded within 7 business days of the transaction posting date. You have to make the purchase on or before 8/18/2013.

I'm on the site, and I can verify it is legit!

What are you waiting for? Go sign up! Click the image below to get the bonus points offer!

Essential Skills: Online Learning Programs for Grades K-6

No matter if you homeschool or not, this is a great program to try out. Give your kids the advantage that can help them excel in school.  The results for this program are verified by over 15,000 professional educators. The site will help you choose which learning solution is right for your child. The program itself is used in over 20,000 schools.

If your child has difficulty reading fluently, decoding and sounding out words, understanding what he or she has read, spelling, basic math, focusing and working to their potential, then you should check out this program.

This is perfect for supplementing and enhancing home school curriculum, but is also great for kids who to go public school and need a little extra help.

Improve your child's grades: Online Learning for Kids. Buy Now!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Piercing Babys Ears... To Do It, or Not To Do It?

I'm so undecided.

I didn't get my ears pierced as a baby. But I did struggle when I did get them done later as a kid. I had them done with gold, and then they got infected. We let close, and did it again with gold. Got infected, again. So then we did surgical steel, and its been smooth sailing since.

My daughter is about to be 11 months next week. At first I said I wouldn't pierce her ears. But then I think back to when I had mine done, and quickly wish I could forget about it! The chances today that she would not want her ears pierced when she is older is slim. Back when I was a kid, many kids had it. But today, nearly everyone has their ears pierced. I really want to, but am afraid. It will break my heart to see her cry. But I know it will be short lived. The pain goes away quickly. Especially when you do both ears at once.

Bella would look so cute with her ears done. But what if she pulls at her ears? Do they do that? Do babies stop? How much time do I have to invest in making sure she doesn't pull them out? Does that happen? I would love if some of you can give me your experiences.



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