Sunday, February 22, 2015

Phone Got Wet? Get A New One!

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Nooooo!!! It has happened to most of us, and usually happens in s-l-o-w motion when it does: your phone takes the deep plunge, goes for a swim, dives into the deep end. Any way you say it when your phone splashes into water your heart stops for a half second and you immediately pray that somehow, someway, your phone will survive its liquid vacation. I've had my phone drop into the sink, a puddle, even the toilet (before the flush!).

There are some great tips to help increase your phone's survival rate, but if you find yourself unable to resuscitate your beloved device, have no fear - Gazelle is here! Gazelle has you covered with 'like new' devices at an affordable price that are all put through an industry-leading 30-point inspection to make sure that all features are fully functional and offers you the peace of mind of a 30-day risk-free return period, all with no contracts or strings attached. So if your device decides to take a bath, make sure to check out Gazelle for your replacement! 

I didn't know about Gazelle back when I had my issues, thankfully it was just about time to upgrade! But with Gazelle, you won't have to wait till your upgrade. Have you even had to get a new phone due to water damage? 


Tell me below what you did to try to keep your phone alive!




Certified pre-owned Samsung devices

Certified pre-owned iPhones



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Phone Got Wet? Get A New One!

**FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a commission if you click a link and make a purchase.

Nooooo!!! It has happened to most of us, and usually happens in s-l-o-w motion when it does: your phone takes the deep plunge, goes for a swim, dives into the deep end. Any way you say it when your phone splashes into water your heart stops for a half second and you immediately pray that somehow, someway, your phone will survive its liquid vacation. I've had my phone drop into the sink, a puddle, even the toilet (before the flush!).

There are some great tips to help increase your phone's survival rate, but if you find yourself unable to resuscitate your beloved device, have no fear - Gazelle is here! Gazelle has you covered with 'like new' devices at an affordable price that are all put through an industry-leading 30-point inspection to make sure that all features are fully functional and offers you the peace of mind of a 30-day risk-free return period, all with no contracts or strings attached. So if your device decides to take a bath, make sure to check out Gazelle for your replacement! 

I didn't know about Gazelle back when I had my issues, thankfully it was just about time to upgrade! But with Gazelle, you won't have to wait till your upgrade. Have you even had to get a new phone due to water damage? 


Tell me below what you did to try to keep your phone alive!




Certified pre-owned Samsung devices

Certified pre-owned iPhones



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Limited Time Discount on Bras at True&Co

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Are you like me and can never have too many bras? well, from 02/20- 02/26 you can receive $20 off of 
a Gramercy bra from True&Co. with code GRAMERCY20!  This unapologetically seductive, lace balconette was specially designed to support with one-way stretch cups and gorgeous coverage. A flattering alternative 
to padded bras, the Bézier Gramercy bra features a peek-a-boo gore and flexible underwire that provides firm yet comfortable support from below with the slightest lift. I have included my two favorite colors 
below, you can choose from black, scarlet, or nude. Me, I'd choose one of each!

Happy Shopping!




My Favorite Picks


Gramercy Bra

Gramercy Bra











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Limited Time Discount on Bras at True&Co

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. 

Are you like me and can never have too many bras? well, from 02/20- 02/26 you can receive $20 off of 
a Gramercy bra from True&Co. with code GRAMERCY20!  This unapologetically seductive, lace balconette was specially designed to support with one-way stretch cups and gorgeous coverage. A flattering alternative 
to padded bras, the Bézier Gramercy bra features a peek-a-boo gore and flexible underwire that provides firm yet comfortable support from below with the slightest lift. I have included my two favorite colors 
below, you can choose from black, scarlet, or nude. Me, I'd choose one of each!

Happy Shopping!




My Favorite Picks


Gramercy Bra

Gramercy Bra











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Friday, February 20, 2015

Free eGuides Available for a Limited Time

Have you checked out Craftsy's eGuides? These eGuides are free right now, so you should go download them now before it's too late. Get eGuides on photography, cake decorating, and so much more!

*it does require signing up on the website, which is totally free!



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Earn Money for Your School by Shopping!

Starting in March 2015, you can help your school with Tea's Spring School Days program. There's a small window to sign up your school. Tea will donate 20% of the order total to your school! This is a great fundraising option for your school. Check out the info below!



Tea’s Spring School Days program is launching in March! You can help your school just by shopping for your favorite globally-inspired kids clothes from Tea Collection. Tea's School Days was created to expand their charitable efforts and give back to schools in a big way. The 2015 Spring School Days program will run from March 9th through March 15th 
How does it work? When you participate in School Days, Tea will provide your school with a unique promo code that you can share with your school community, friends and family. Shoppers will have seven days to enter the promo code at checkout. They'll get Free Shipping (6-10 Business Days) AND Tea will donate 20% of the order total to your school! The more people shop, the more Tea donates! And there's no limit. It's that simple. 

If you are interested in participating in Tea’s School Days program from March 9th through March 15th, please visit www.teacollection.com/about-tea/our-values#schools to sign up. The deadline to sign up is March 1st.

Sign up for Tea Collection's School Days Fundraiser today!





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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sick With No Energy... What Is Wrong?


Lately, I've been feeling like I have less energy. I also tend to get sick quite a bit. The crazy thing is, no one knows why. There isn't any rhyme or reason as to why I continuously get sick to my stomach. I am armed with more nausea pills than a pregnant woman, and it still doesn't help.

But ,I found something that has helped. Keep reading after the jump!
For the past few years, I've been battling an illness. It doesn't appear to have a name (though the closest I can find is cyclic vomiting syndrome, even though not all my symptoms seem to match). I've been tested in the past for gluten intolerance and other "known" issues that tend to keep people sick. But no answer. They all came back normal.

This isn't some small thing, either. I tend to get sick at the worst times. And almost always shows up in the morning, though it has shown up later in the day, too. The only common factor I've seen, is that I've had little sleep the night before. But I mean, since when does no sleep make you so sick you can't do anything at all?

Lately, I've been on a good streak. I haven't been sick in a while, and I'm hoping I won't be. I absolutely hate it. It's worse than your typical stomach bug. I hope I can stay on the up and up.

But I think I've been doing good thanks to a few small tricks in my diet.

I've been taking a few pills and supplements to help me out by boosting my mood, giving energy and even helping with my digestive health. I have lactose intolerance, but my sick spells don't appear to be related to the dairy. I can have some dairy without any problems. Others cause me to run to the bathroom. But I won't get into that.

One of the things I've been taking is probiotics. Probiotics can not only help your digestive health, but also improve your mood and energy. Probiotics help your body absorb nutrients that you need. You can find probiotics in pill form, but also in yogurt or drink form, too. I've had the yogurts, they aren't so bad.



I was sent a bottle of Ultra 15 Probiotics from Zenwise Labs. It couldn't have been a better time. I was lagging during the day, low on energy and my mood can switch at the drop of a dime (not related to a mood disorder).

I've been drinking matcha green tea, taking these probiotics and also taking vitamins to help my hair, skin and nails (read that post here). Since doing these things, I've noticed a huge difference in my mood, energy and stomach issues. I've been well for a while now, thanks to these things! Not sure if one is helping more than the other, but I don't think I want to find out! I'm pretty sure the probiotics have been helping with my stomach troubles as I've been less bloated, and I feel pretty dang good in the tummy area.

The pills aren't so big either! That's a plus!


The other day we went for a walk along the trail at one of our local parks. I've never walked on a trail before. This one takes you down into the wash area, where the waters go when it rains to try to help avoid flooding. It was pretty interesting to be down there! And next time I go I'm taking my camera to take photos. It'd be a great place to take some photos of the kids, and of nature. The stones, the brush, the rock. It's pretty cool, at least to me it is. Anyways, while we were there. I decided to jog a little to see if I could. It's been so long, and to be honest I didn't think I could. But I did! I don't know if it was my determination, or if it was the extra boost from the vitamins and supplements I've been taking, but I got a boost I didn't otherwise have. Nor have I previously had.

My husband has been taking these, too and he says he notices a difference during the day. Between this and the Vitamin D he has to take, he notices that he has a little extra pep in his step at work.

I definitely recommend these probiotics to anyone who finds themselves often getting sick. Whether it's due to something like IBS or lactose intolerance or its something your doctor recommends.

I do want to add that before you start taking any supplement or vitamin, you should consult with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you and won't cause any effects with any current medications. You can't be too careful!


If you're interested in checking out the bottle for yourself, you can get it on Amazon.



*My lactose intolerance isn't something I was born with. This was diagnosed about 5 years ago when I started having some issues with milk. Apparently, it's normal to develop lactose intolerance in your early to mid 20s. Or even later in life! 


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Sick With No Energy... What Is Wrong?


Lately, I've been feeling like I have less energy. I also tend to get sick quite a bit. The crazy thing is, no one knows why. There isn't any rhyme or reason as to why I continuously get sick to my stomach. I am armed with more nausea pills than a pregnant woman, and it still doesn't help.

But ,I found something that has helped. Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Free Year of Shape Magazine

Grab yourself a one-year digital subscription to Shape for free! Yes, for free. I get this mag in print form, and I do love the recipe and workout tips. I find myself pulling out recipes each month from this mag.

This subscription is free for a whole year, you won't receive a bill! Get it now before it's gone!


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Free Year of Shape Magazine

Grab yourself a one-year digital subscription to Shape for free! Yes, for free. I get this mag in print form, and I do love the recipe and workout tips. I find myself pulling out recipes each month from this mag.

This subscription is free for a whole year, you won't receive a bill! Get it now before it's gone!


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Free Yoga Magazine

You can get a free years subscription to Yoga Magazine digital edition. This can be viewed on smartphones and tablets using the Zinio app. If you sign up now, your first issue will come Feb 13, 2015!

Since 1975, YOGA JOURNAL has been the magazine for health and conscious living. Covering topics such as Yoga, Holistic Health, Martial Arts, Meditation, Eastern Spirituality & Western Mysticism. 

This is a complimentary subscription, and you won't receive a bill!
Get your subscription here!

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Free Yoga Magazine

You can get a free years subscription to Yoga Magazine digital edition. This can be viewed on smartphones and tablets using the Zinio app. If you sign up now, your first issue will come Feb 13, 2015!

Since 1975, YOGA JOURNAL has been the magazine for health and conscious living. Covering topics such as Yoga, Holistic Health, Martial Arts, Meditation, Eastern Spirituality & Western Mysticism. 

This is a complimentary subscription, and you won't receive a bill!
Get your subscription here!

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Wantable Valentine's Offer

Looking for something last minute for your girl this Valentine's Day? You're running out of time. Thankfully, Wantable is here to help you out.

You can choose from a makeup, accessories or intimates subscription anytime between now and Feb 28, 2015 and get 30% off! Click the link below to get details and to order!

Valentine's 2015 30% Off!

Wantable




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Wantable Valentine's Offer

Looking for something last minute for your girl this Valentine's Day? You're running out of time. Thankfully, Wantable is here to help you out.

You can choose from a makeup, accessories or intimates subscription anytime between now and Feb 28, 2015 and get 30% off! Click the link below to get details and to order!

Valentine's 2015 30% Off!

Wantable




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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Be More Human

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Did you catch Reebok's commercial during the Superbowl? It's their largest brand campaign in over 15 years. The campaign itself launched on January 28th, but was highlighted by the Super Bowl TV spot with their newest ad, titled "Freak Show".

Reebok’s mission is to help every individual realize their full potential in the mental, physical and social aspects of their lives, by encouraging a fitness-focused life, and creating the products to perform in the toughest environments and activities.
Be More Human






You can Take the HUMAN SCORE test from Reebok and even watch the Reebok "Freak Show" Super Bowl Ad 2015.

See what others are posting by checking out the #BeMoreHuman on social media networks.

I took the Human Score test. Below are my results!




So, take the test and comment below with your score!



How Do You Know When You're Done Having Kids?

How’d you know you were done having kids?
This is a real life post, with real life questions and dilemmas. I need your help, advice, insight.

Keep reading below!

Valentine's For Her

So, of course Valentine's Day is right around the Corner and everyone is running around trying to figure out what to buy their girlfriends for Valentine's Day (don't worry ladies, I'll post for the guys soon!). Sure, you can go ahead and get the traditional flowers (I have a great suggestion on those below) or you can do something crazy and get her lingerie in a style she (and you) will love.


Keep reading!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Free Valentine Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers

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It's LOVE - Julep Maven's Valentine Welcome Box is FREE for new subscribers and it includes three nail colors and a fan favorite beauty product bringing the value of the box to $58 - just pay $2.99 shipping. A Maven beauty box subscription is one of the best values going and as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trendsetting colors and top-rated beauty products every month.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (tip - prepay for three months at a time and save $15).
  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don't like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don't want.
  • Julep Maven is flexible. You can gift your box to a friend or even say "I'm out this month" if you want to (after you have purchased at least one full priced month).
  • Julep Mavens get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!
Become a Maven by February 5th to get the Valentine Welcome Box before Valentine's Day!  Join Maven and get the Valentine Welcome Box Free with code BEMINE 




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