Support the Troops with OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

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BAND-AID Brand has partnered with Team Red, White and Blue to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their communities with physical and social activities. 

Both of my grandfathers fought in WWII and my husband grandfather was a prisoner of war for 2 whole years in the same war. Veterans will always hold a place near to my heart for all they have accomplished and given up just to make sure we live a free life. My husband also has a cousin who served over 8 tours overseas and I have family as well who went overseas mulple times. Now having a family of my own, I am so grateful for these men and women who give up so much. 

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This is a picture of my grandfather. He was a pilot is WWII and it brings tears to my eyes just looking at it. He passed away 9 years ago and what I wouldn’t give for him to see my work with helping his fellow conrads. He always was telling us to vote and we got in trouble if we didn’t, not because he was political, but he knew how big of a gift it was for us since he personally fought to give us that right. I personally vote every election, just to make him proud and show I appreciate what him and every other solider has done for me! Let’s just say she is happy to obliged!

BAND-AID recently launched their OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages in patriotic and military inspired designs. In turn BAND-AID Adhesive Bandages will donate 5% of the sale price of each box sold and they can be found at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid.

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This morning my daughter woke up and starting getting into everything as usual which included the  OUR VETERAN HEROES™ Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages. My first instinct was to tell her to not waste them and only open 1 but then I realized, I wanted her to use all of them! I want to buy more and more boxes of these special BAND-AID’s. So her and I put one on every single one of our fingers this morning, and she exclaimed “they are all gone!”. So that means we have to go track down more packs. She might not understand what our military does for us but I plan on letting her know and telling her she is helping them just by using all of our BAND-AID ‘s. 

Now through November 9th, runners will carry an American Flag 3,800 miles across the country to raise awareness and money in support of veteran communities across America.

BAND-AID  further help this cause by donation $1 for each consumer message encouraging relay runners and thanking veterans up to $25,000.

You can visit Run with Glory or use the #RunwithGlory on Facebook, instagram or twitter.

Veterans day is coming up! How do you plan to show your support. I work with a wonderful charity called Colorado Supporting Our Troops. They make gift boxes and send them overseas to the men and women fighting for our country. Anytime I have a surplus in stockpile, I try and give them what I have because they said we don’t even understand what it feels like to get even little things that remind them of home!

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Make sure you thank a Veteran or better yet, find a way to give back. 

And check out the video below!

 

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Imagine® Louisiana Creole Bread Bowl Recipe

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Recently my family and I got to stay with my husband while he worked out of town. I wasn’t sure if it was a true hotel or a condo situation but I knew I wanted to have my husband a hot dinner when he got home the first day we got there.

Thankfully when we got there, it was more of a condo with a stove and everything but no spices or any food on hand. My brood and I ran to the store to get the ingredients we needed for that nights dinner which was only onion bread bowls and sliced chicken. 

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I had my Louisiana Creole Imagine® Culinary simmer sauce with me so thankfully I needed very few ingredients to pull this off. 

I had dinner ready in under 5 minutes and my husband came through the door with a hot dinner on the stove and the smell of home even though we were hundreds of miles from home.

First I put the sauce in a sauce pot and turn it on medium high. I then added the already cooked chicken and let it warm up.

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I bought onion butter dinner rolls. I sliced the tops off and scooped out the insides. I then ladled the soup and and voila, dinner in under 5 minutes!

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These Imagine® sauces come in the following flavors:

  • Portobello Red Wine
  • Latin Veracruz
  • Thai Coconut Curry
  • Louisiana Creole  

They are super convenient and all are organic. You can have a gourmet meal ready  in under 10 minutes with these sauces. I like to keep these on hand when we travel or when I get behind during the day and need dinner ready in a hurry.

We are in the process of moving and I am starting to see how hard it is going to be to prepare great, healthy food with little to no ingredients to kitchen utelentils on hand but with food items like the Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces, it is going to make my life much easier and less stressful as we prepare to move.

To find yummy ingredients you can make while on vacation or while you are moving, check out my new “The Moving Menu” tab!

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Go here for more info! 

Enter our Pan with a Plan Sweepstakes for a chance to win a sauté pan, four Imagine Simmer Sauces and a $25 Visa gift card. Just comment on their Facebook page telling them what flavor you’re most excited to try and you’ll be entered to win! Forty Eight winners will be selected over the 6-week promotion. Each week, eight winners will be selected to receive a “Pan with a Plan” prize pack (includes a saucepan, four Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces, and a $25 grocery Visa gift card.

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Daisy Cottage Cheese roll ups


 

Today’s post is sponsored by Daisy Brand, but my love for their Daisy Cottage Cheese is all my own!

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I live in Colorado…a state where people bring their own food to dinner parties because everyone is on a different diet and if your not healthy they will kick you out!! Just kidding, but I am seriously trying to loose this last 10 ish pounds of baby weight and I am tired of the same ole same ole!

On my diet, there is no bread, no sugar, no fun and no high fatty foods. Sounds fun right??! Well I have lost 75 pounds so it might not be the easiest thing in the world but it’s working. I will say, I can tell a remarkable difference when I eat clean than when I eat sugar. I have more energy, and just feel more clear headed. I plan to take a lot of these eating practices into my eating habits once I am done loosing weight but right now I am on limited calories. 

I am in LOVE with this dish I created and if your either trying to eat clean or lose weight, you MUST try it out!

I love that Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese makes eating clean simple and fits into my diet by having no more than 4 ingredients, and none of the additives and preservatives found in other leading brands. Yeehaw for that! 

 

About Daisy Cottage Cheese:

 

Because it has just 90 calories and 13 grams of protein (26% of your daily value!) per 1/2-cup serving of 2% cottage cheese, you can enjoy low-fat, 100% natural cottage cheese without giving up the delicious taste.

 

I get really excited when I find a new dish to make on this diet and this one has sent me over the moon!

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Here is the cast of characters for this yummy and low fat lunch option. I used healthy daisy cottage cheese, large tortillas, turkey slices and a cucumber but you could also use squash.

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First I got out my tortilla and spread hummus all over it. 

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Next I placed 4 slices of turkey on top of the hummus.

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Then I spread a nice layer of Daisy Cottage cheese. I chose the low fat version since I am trying to lose weight.

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Then I peeled a cucumber, then sliced it thin with my peeler. If you get down to the seeds it is hard to slice to just slice on the flesh.

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Put a layer of cucumber slices on top of the Daisy Cottage cheese. 

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I rolled it up then put a toothpick through the top so it would unroll while I sliced it up.

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And that’s it!

4.8 from 4 reviews

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Ingredients
  • 1 tub of Hummus
  • 1 tub of Daisy cottage cheese
  • 1 package of sliced turkey
  • 1 cucumber or squash
  • tortillas
Instructions
  1. Spread hummus on the tortillas.
  2. Place 4 slices of turkey on top.
  3. Spread a layer of daisy cottage cheese on top of turkey.
  4. Place sliced cucumber on top of turkey.
  5. Roll up and slice into small pieces.

 For more info on Daisy Cottage cheese, go here!

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WIN a ‪#‎DreftHypo‬ Prize Pack!! $108 Value!!

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dreft. I received product free of charge, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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  I love dreft and love to use it since I have kids!

Brrrrrrr its cold out this morning.  I love this time of year for all the amazing holidays BUT I do NOT LOVE the cold weather.  As an adult I know how sensitive my skin and body are when its this cold.  I have very sensitive skin and just the change in temperature triggers off a horrible bout of dry skin for me every time.  As a parent we are all familiar with the daunting task of bundling up our little ones.  Keeping them warm is something that naturally comes to mind (very easily and adorably done thanks to Little Me) but lets not forget our little babies sensitive skin as well.  More then likely if you are feeling it, they are feeling it too. 
One of the most important steps in prevention you can take is using Dreft products, the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians to be gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s skin. Trusted for over 80 years, Dreft comes with a babyhood scent beloved by moms and provides little ones fabrics with an amazing clean, yet it remains safe and hypoallergenic for baby.  Specially formulated to be gentle on baby’s skin but tough on stains, Dreft brings cuddle time to a whole new level of warm and fuzzy this winter season.
You can now head over to Dreft.com to receive a $2 off coupon for Dreft to try the product for yourself!  
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$30 gift card for Little Me clothing ($30)
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Trind natural nail care giveaway

 

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This giveaway is hosted by COUPON HAULS and their Blogger friends. How fun!! I love these!

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$25 Amazon giftcard giveaway

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Welcome to the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway just to say thanks so all of our fans! 

We just love all of our fans and want to give back! All you have to do is enter the easy rafflecopter below for a chance to win! 

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Plasma Bike Review

 *I was sent a PlasmaBike free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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 I have a 3 year old fireball of a little girl and she likes to keep up with her big brothers. We love to ride bikes to the park she doesn’t know how to ride a bike yet so I have been looking for something she can ride and start learning how to ride a bike.

The PlasmaBike encourages balance coordination, and motor skills development while letting the younger kids feel like they can keep up with the older kids. 

The bike is for 18 months to 55 lbs. My 5 year old is under 55 lbs and he tried the bike too! Our driveway is perfect because it has a small hill the kids would try and getting the hang of riding the PlasmaBike.

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The PlasmaBike is super light and easy for my little girl to lug around. This bike does not require batteries or gears and is so great for the little biker in your family to start to learn how to ride a bike. I know my older boys never had anything to ride until they were about 5 years old so I love my little girl is learning younger than they did.

Christmas is coming up and this would be a great gift for the younger kids in your family. 

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To learn more about PlasmaBikes, go here! 

And to find a store near you that carries the PlasmaBike, go here!

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Ceramic Knife review and recipe for Pigs in a Blanket


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I am a sucker for kitchen utensils, especially when they are a black ceramic knife. The Savvy Living NanoRazor 6″ Professional Black Ceramic Chef’s Knife is a ceramic chef knife that is a great addition to the cook in your life! I could not decide what dish to use this knife with first and since we had a Halloween party and I had to make an appetizer, I decided to try it out on pigs in a blanket.

If you have never had or made these little pieces of heaven, you are missing out! They were a favorite of mine growing up and my kids love them just as much as I do. I like to use homemade crescent rolls but when I don’t have an entire day to whip those up, I spring for the canned version.

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But first off, let me tell you how much I love this knife! It is amazing! I have never even used a ceramic knife before and something about the black color makes me excited about it! 

Ceramic knives are sharper, more lightweight, and much easier to clean than steel ones. The Savvy Living NanoRazor is made using a special 4-step process which makes our blades sharper, denser, and more durable than those on regular ceramic knives. I love that is comes with a sheaf to store the knife in. My husband saw this knife was equally impressed at just how cool it looks. 
 
Now onto how it performed…
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Here is all the things you need for this recipe. Super easy and you can make these in a  jiffy. I also love serving these with mustard. 
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Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet then take apart the crescent rolls. Cut each roll into 3rds with your ceramic knife. 
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Then wrap the sausages in the rolls and cook for 8-10 minutes or until brown and serve with mustard.
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 package of little smokes sausages
  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
Instructions
  1. Unroll crescent rolls and cut into 3rds.
  2. Wrap the sausages in the rolls and bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes or until brown.

Using the ceramic knife made making this appetizer super easy and helped me cut the rolls in record time. I am impressed at the durability coupled with the sharpness of this knife and highly recommend to home cooks and chef’s a like!

Go here to order one on amazon. This would be a great christmas present!

 
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Baby Alive Brushy Brushy Baby Doll Review

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I have 1 little girl and she is such a light in our house. She brings the pink, baby dolls, and lip gloss to our lives along with so much more! I was so used to soccer and grass stained knees with my older boys so this little tutu wearing girl is so much fun for me.

I was sent Baby Alive Brushy Brushy Baby Doll to review and my little girl went wild over it!

When my kids went to get the mail, my daughter could not wait to open this package! It is so amazing to watch her motherly instincts develop at such a young age. She has always loved baby dolls and love to copy me when taking care of her baby dolls.

With this baby, she can feed, give her drinks from her bottle or change her diaper all while nurturing her new baby doll.

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Right here she is brushing her baby dolls teeth. It came with an attached tooth-brush and a cute little push up tooth paste so she can help her baby have super clean teeth.

 My daughter loves this doll and it would be a great Christmas present if you have a little girl in your life. It is so amazing to see the natural instincts of a little girl. I have just 1 girl and I enjoy so much getting her sweet toys like this doll because it is something I would have loved as a little girl.

This doll can drink for a bottle so you can show your little one how to cradle her doll gently then hold her while she gives the baby a bottle of water.

Like  real babies do, Baby Alive Brushy Brushy Baby doll will wet her diaper after she gives her a bottle of water. Sayla-jewell got to change Brushy Brushy Baby doll’s wet diaper and she thought that was so much fun! (Includes 1 diaper. Refills sold separately.)

This doll is for ages 3 years old and up.

To see more about this doll and to order one for your little one for christmas, go here!

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Living Proof PHD products and what I really think about them!

 I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Living Proof. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.

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Awhile back, I posted about trying out the Living Proof PHD hair care line of products and now after using them for over a month, I wanted to give you a little update and let you know what I really think of them! 

Since I have kinky curly hair, I will let you know how it worked on my type of hair. For people with curly hair, we have different challenges than those with straight hair.

For instance, I do not wash my hair everyday or it would dry it out. I wash my hair about every 3 days so I need products that will not make my hair oily.

I also need a good conditioner. Conditioner is a life saver when it comes to tangles. There has only been 1 product that has ever worked out most of my tangles so I was skeptical whether or not the Living Proof conditioner would work.

The problem is when the conditioner does not get out enough of my tangles, I spend at least 20 minutes just combing out the tangles, which leaves me with lots of broken hair and more hair pulled right out of my head!

The Living Proof conditioner worked so well! It worked out enough tangles where I spent less time than normal combing out my hair AND I found I could use less of the conditioner to get good results. I feel like I would normally have to use half a bottle of conditioner just to get the tangles out but with Living Proof I could just use a normal amount.

If you want to know how to get frizz-free curly hair with lots of volume, check out my step by step below!

First I washed my hair with the Living Proof shampoo and conditioner. 

After brushing out my hair, I make sure the ends are still damp. Sometimes it dries out while brushing it so just re-wet your hair in the sink.

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Next I get about a quarter size amount of the 5 in 1 styling treatment and run my fingers trough my wet hair. I have really long hair so I do this at least twice.

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Next run your fingers through your head over and scrunch the curls with a towel! 

Now flip over your head and spray a light spray of hair spray mainly on the ends of your hair. This keeps your curls from frizzing. You need some kind of binding agent to keep the curls in place.

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Let your hair air dry for a few minutes. I normally put on my clothes or makeup then blow dry my hair.

Now I bet you didn’t know hot rollers were still in but let me tell you they are! My hair is normally super limp after blow drying it. So I hot roll my entire head after it’s completely dry. This gives me volume and lots of it! Remember these are a few extra steps BUT if you’re like me you don’t have to wash your hair daily.

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Last but not least, take the rollers out and flip your head over and shake the curls loose! I then apply another light round of hair spray and then I’m done. I like big southern hair but don’t worry it doesn’t stay that big forever. Your hair should settle down a little and it will look amazing!

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And now through Nov. 8th, with an order of $20 or above you can use promo code: NOV2014 and get a travel size bottle of the PHD 5 in 1 styling treatment. Plus you will get free samples and free shipping!

 

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And if you’re like me, you love Jennifer Annistons hair! To get her look, go here!

And for more info and to shop for these products, check out the Living Proof website.

And now for my before and after picture!

The picture on the left is my before. You can tell my hair looks frizzy and processed!

Look at my after picture on the right! Doesn’t my hair look healthy and frizz free and the curls even look better. If you don’t have curly hair it’s hard to understand but when your hair is healthier, your curls curl better. 

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