Apr
14

Entenmann’s Little Bites and Earth Day 2015 {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by Entenmann’s but my opinions are 100% my own!

Entenmann’s Little Bites ® snacks, the individually portioned lunch snack that’s perfect for lunch boxes and grab-and-go fun, is helping kids and families become recycling pros this year through two cool new eco-initiatives with both TerraCycle® and the Arbor Day Foundation — just in time for Earth Day 2015!

For the third year in a row, Entenmann’s will partner with TerraCycle, an international leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, for the Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” recycling campaign. Entenmann’s will also partner with the Arbor Day Foundation for Earth Day 2015 to launch a special Facebook Sweepstakes to help plant up to 25,000 trees in forests in need throughout the United States.

Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks is also partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation for Earth Day 2015 to launch a special Facebook Sweepstakes that could help plant up to 25,000 trees in forests in need throughout the U.S.! What a way to make Earth Day extra green! The Sweepstakes, which launches March 1 and runs through April 30, 2015,will award 25 first prize winners free Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks for one year! Consumers can also enter to win an assortment of weekly prizes.

Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks, the individually portioned lunch snack that is perfect for lunch boxes and grab-and-go fun, has partnered with the recycling and upcycling experts at TerraCycle to create new lives for used Little Bites pouches, while at the same time help fundraise for schools.

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As part of the Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” program, participating Pouch Brigades throughout the country collect empty Little Bites pouches to earn points that can be redeemed as cash for the school; the used packaging can also be turned into innovative new products at TerraCycle such as tote bags, pencil cases and even picnic benches. The Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” campaign demonstrates Entenmann’s dedication to recycling and reducing the amount of Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches that end up in landfills each year.

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LITTLE BITES EARTH DAY/ ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

Trees help clean the air! They improve the quality of the air we breathe by capturing dust and pollution particles that can affect our health.

  • These particles cling to the leaves rather than float in the air. When it rains, the dust and particles are simply washed to the ground.
  • Global forests removed about one third of fossil fuel emissions annually from 1990 to

Trees help fight climate change. As trees grow, they remove greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from the air, store carbon, and release pure oxygen into the into the atmosphere.

  • In one year an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced by a car driven 26,000 miles.
  • One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people.
  • More than 20% of the world’s oxygen supply is actually produced in the Amazon Rainforest.

Trees planted along waterways can help filter out chemicals that might otherwise wash to our water sources. They also can create stable soil and help prevent soil erosion, flooding and even landslides!

  • In 1997 NYC spent $1.5 billion to preserve the forested watershed that supplies it’s drinking water by purchasing thousands of upstate acres of forested watershed (A filtration plant large enough to clean the city’s water supply would have cost more than $6 billion!)
  • Today, New Yorkers enjoy some of the cleanest drinking water in the world and NYC has even won regional water taste competitions.

Trees properly planted around a home can help lower air conditioning and heating costs by up to 25%!

  • Carefully placed shade trees — planted to the west, east or northwest of a house — can save that household’s energy needs for cooling during the warm weather months. (The overall cooing effect of a healthy, mature tree is equivalent to TEN room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day!)
  • When these trees loose their leaves in the winter, they also allow the sun to reach and warm the house, saving energy for heating as well.
  • Evergreen trees planted to the north or northwest can serve as ‘windbreaks’ and help reduce cold winter winds, blowing snow, dust and even block out noise! This all means less burning of fossil fuels, which is good for the environment.

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win an Entenmann’s Little Bites & Earth Day Prize Package which includes a Little Bites upcycled Tote Bag and Four $5 Little Bites Coupons.  A total value of $35!

To enter the giveaway, use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Email and feed subscribers will need to click-through to the site to enter the giveaway.

As a reminder, comments left on Facebook or Twitter will not be included. You must follow the instructions on the widget about the proper way to enter. Of course Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway!

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Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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Apr
10

Tuttorosso Inspiralize the Spring Facebook Contest

 This post is Sponsored by Tuttorosso but my opinions are 100% my own!

My mother was born in Italy and came to the US when she was 7 years old.  Her oldest sister stayed behind as she was already married with children and her middle sister, who was 17 also moved to the US along with my mom and grandparents.    My mom and her sister were very close and she was like another mother to me.  I have so many memories of having big delicious Italian dinners at my aunts house with homemade “gravy” (red sauce but gravy to Italians!) that she made from the tomatoes in her garden.  She had a huge garden with a very large tomato crop.  She was an excellent gardeninger and an even better cook!   My mother was a good cook but she didn’t cook the authentic dishes that my aunt did back then.

My aunt passed away while I was on my Honeymoon back in 2001.  She used to tell me all the time to let her teach me how to cook like her.  I always thought I had time, but little did I know, I didn’t.
After a few years, my mother started trying to recreate my aunts delicious gravy but she wasn’t one to use fresh tomatoes.  Instead she used canned tomatoes and I was very happy the day I tasted her gravy and felt like I was back in my aunts kitchen eating her homemade gravy.  She tried a bunch of different canned tomatoes until she found the perfect ones, that gave us the perfect “fresh out of the garden” taste –  Tuttorosso!
Seriously, no lie!  Tuttorosso is what my mother uses to make her “gravy” and it’s as good as my aunts.  And it’s so simple to do…
Simple Italian “Gravy”
4 (28oz) can Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Orageno
1 tablespoon Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar
Simmer on the stove or in the crockpot for a few hours.  If she is cooking meatballs, she’ll add them raw into the sauce and cook them in it.  That adds more amazing flavor to the sauce.
She also uses Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes for her pizza sauce too!  The only thing different from above is she adds 2 cloves of garlic chopped.  It makes the best pizza sauce too!
Tuttorosso is teaming up with Ali Maffucci of Inspiralized to host a “Inspiralize the Spring” Facebook promotion.   The Facebook promotion runs from March 25 – April 15, and you will have a chance to win weekly prizes.   There is also a grand prize you can win!  Head on over to the Tuttorosso Tomato Facebook page for more information!

About Tuttorosso

Based in the Midwest, Tuttorosso is proudly grown by Red Gold, which is a third generation family-owned and family-run company. The tomatoes are carefully grown in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, where the climate and soil are perfect for tomatoes.

There is a variety of Tuttorosso canned tomatoes to choose from including – Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato Puree, Pealed Plum Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste, Diced Tomatoes and some of them even come with Basil!

Which variety would you like to try most?

Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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Apr
08

Frozen Inspired Toothbrushes and Toothpaste from Crest + Oral-B {Giveaway}

 This post is Sponsored by Crest & Oral-B but my opinions are 100% my own!

The movie Frozen was a big hit in my house… actually on my street!  The girls’ best friends live across the street and the four of them are HUGE Frozen Fans!  And now with the release of Disney’s Frozen Fever,  we are back in Frozen mode here!  As a matter of fact, we just went through a little problem this past weekend because apparently the Easter Bunny isn’t very “fair” according to my 7-year-old.  He left their friends the new Frozen Fever Anna and Elsa dolls for Easter and he left chocolate here!   She doesn’t understand why they didn’t get the same thing!  I am after all “they are good girls too, aren’t they?” is what she asked me.  I told her that the Easter Bunny knew how much she loved chocolate and left her a big chocolate bunny because he thought she’d enjoy that more!  Looks like next year I’ll have to consult with the Easter Bunny before he comes to our street!  (haha)  Yes I do realize that’s the response of a spoiled child and my husband and I are thinking of how we need to handle it.  But in the meantime, I told her to save up her money for doing chores and she can buy it herself!

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But anyways… back to my point here!  Crest and Oral-B have a new line of toothpaste and toothbrushes, featuring none other than  the characters from Frozen!  Plus, the Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B, which is for kids that can help increase brushing time, will now feature Frozen characters, including Elsa, Anna and Olaf.  Of course!

I know in my household it’s still a challenge to get the kids to brush their teeth twice a day.  Don’t even try to get them to do it a third time!  That’s just complete torture!  Honestly I don’t get why because I love brushing my teeth!  My mouth feels so clean and fresh afterwards.  But I suppose it’s just a kid being a kid!   I’m continually trying to find “fun” things to help them enjoy good oral hygiene so as a mother of girls, the news of these New Frozen products, is good news!

Crest + Oral-B Pro-Health JR.

Crest and Oral-B know it’s challenging for parents to get their kids to brush for the dentist-recommended two minutes, which is why Crest and Oral-B have partnered with actress Kristen Bell to create a video highlighting the challenges parents face in exciting kids about brushing.  Who better to help them with this than Anna herself!  (only not in Anna costume!)

Frozen Inspired Toothbrushes and Toothpaste from Crest + Oral-B

The new Frozen-inspired toothbrushes and toothpaste from Crest + Oral-B are designed for kids aged eight through 12 and feature the beloved characters, Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. The new line of Crest + Oral-B Pro-Health JR. products inspired by Disney’s Frozen
include:

Crest Pro-Health JR. Toothpaste

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. CrossAction Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Pulsar Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Vitality Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Pulsar Toothbrush is designed with kids aged eight through 12, this brush gets into the tight spaces and gaps commonly found in kids’ changing mouths. With gentle vibrating bristles, its deep cleaning power helps break up plaque. Key features include:

  • Battery-operated power gently sweeps away food and plaque from the tooth surface
  • Penetrates deep between teeth
  • Adjusts to the contours of kids’ teeth

The Oral-B Pro-Health JR Pulsar Toothbrush has a suggested retail price of $5.99 and is available at retailers nationwide now!

Oral-B Pro-Health Pulsar Toothbrush

Crest Pro-Health JR. Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste is made just for kids aged eight through 12, and comes in a great, kid-friendly mint flavor while preventing cavities and freshening breath. It protects the areas that dentists check most in kids:

  • Fights cavities
  • Strengthens teeth enamel
  • Freshens breath

The Crest Pro-Health JR. Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste has suggested retail price of $2.75 and is available at retailers nationwide now!

Crest Pro-Health JR. Frozen Toothpaste Packaging

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. CrossAction Toothbrush is designed for kids aged eight through 12, with soft, angled CrissCross bristles that clean between the gaps in kids’ changing teeth, including those who have braces, removing plaque in hard to reach places. Key features include:

  • Textured tongue cleaner removes odor-causing germs
  • Smaller brush handle designed to fit easily in kids’ hands

The Oral-B Pro-Health JR. CrossAction Toothbrush has a suggested retail price of $3.99 and is available at retailers nationwide.

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Vitality Toothbrush is the perfect electric toothbrush for kids aged eight through 12. Key features include:

  • Waterproof handle
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Compatible with multiple toothbrush heads, including the Ortho Brush Head refill, which is designed to clean around braces
  • Features a two-minute brushing timer

The Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Vitality Toothbrush has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is available at retailers nationwide starting in April.

Crest + Oral-B Pro-Health JR.

The Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B® is the first and only app that utilizes Disney characters to help motivate kids to brush for the dentist-recommended two minutes by entertaining them with their favorite Disney characters. Created in collaboration with Disney and DreamPlay, the Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B helps kids increase brushing time, which is identified by dentists as an area of concern and improvement for children. The App brings to life the Disney characters featured on the Oral-B and Crest Pro-Health Stages and Pro-Health JR. products and challenges children to complete two minutes of brushing to reveal a new character’s image. As kids brush, the Disney characters come to life transforming the act of brushing into a game. A new Disney character is revealed each time kids brush, and they have the opportunity to unlock 23 custom animations and 1,900 rewards.

Check out the video below where Kristen Bell shows you exactly how the app works and why your kids will love it!

Do you have any kid-friendly brushing tips that can help make this ritual more successful and meaningful?  Enter the giveaway below and you can also tweet them using #2MagicalMinutes!

Crest and Oral-B Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win Crest Pro-health JR. toothpaste and an Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Pulsar Toothbrush featuring Disney’s Frozen characters!

To enter the giveaway, use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Email and feed subscribers will need to click-through to the site to enter the giveaway.

As a reminder, comments left on Facebook or Twitter will not be included. You must follow the instructions on the widget about the proper way to enter. Of course Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway!

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Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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Apr
06

NEW Caress Forever Collection

 

This post is Sponsored by Caress but my opinions are 100% my own! #CaressForever #12HrTouchTechnology

I love to try new bath and body products especially when they are sent for me to review.  When I have to review something, I use it several times so I can get a good idea of the product.  When I have to review bath & body products, it’s the perfect excuse to take a nice long bath or shower.

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I received 2 bottles of the NEW Caress Forever Collection with 12 hour touch technology – Adore Forever and Love Forever.  My first thought was “I love the bottles!”.  This bottle screams ME and not KIDS!  I told the girls “hands off!” these are mommy’s body washes to help her feel like more than a mommy!

What is the 12 Hour Touch Technology?

The Caress Forever Collection is the world’s first body wash with Fragrance Touch Technology. The breakthrough technology of Caress Fragrance Release Pearls™ releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin. The collection combines sensual floral notes to create a fine fragrance for up to 12 hours.  

An award winning perfumer, Loc Dong has close to two decades of experience crafting more than 40 renowned scents for major fashion and fragrances houses. Inspired by the confident and sensual modern woman, Loc Dong captured the widely coveted scent of the mysterious scarlet red rose with breakthrough Living Rose technology for the Caress Forever Collection.

THE SCENTS

Carass Love Forever

Love Forever

  • Top Note: Mandarin Orange and Peach
  • Heart Note: Scarlet Red Rose, Peony and Freesia
  • Base Note: Sandalwood and Vanilla Musk

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Adore Forever

  • Top Note: Raspberry and Cassis
  • Heart Note: Angel Face Rose and Muguet
  • Base Note: Amber, Honey and Vanilla

These smell amazing and make my skin feel great and the gel looks pretty cool!  I like the Adore Forever the best as it smells sweeter thank the Love Forever but that’s just my preference.  When it comes to body washes I love sweet smelling scents especially if they will last 12 hours like these do!  And the gel has a silkiness about it that makes me want to use a lot of it.

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You can find the NEW Caress® Forever Collection body washes now at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide for a suggested retail of $3.99 (13.5 oz. body wash).

You can learn more online at  HourseofCaress.com.

Disclosure: I received compensation or a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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Apr
03

Switch to Poise Thin Shaped Pads and Recycle Period Pads with an Easter Cross Craft



It’s Easter time and my kids love doing crafts.  We did a fun one today and at the same time we were able to recycle something that I no longer need.  Here is a cute Cross we made and you can do it too and Recycle Period Pads at the same time.  Why would you want to do that?  Read on and I’ll explain more of that but check out first what we made:

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When I became a mom I found out that things are all hearts and roses!  Being a mom is the hardest job I’ve ever had. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change anything about our life, but I had no idea the challenges I’d face once I became a mom and how much time and effort it took to raise children.  And I’m still working on being the perfect mom that my mother was.

Another thing I didn’t about was how much my body would change after having babies.  Not just the physical appearance of weight that I’ll never lose from being pregnant,  but how my beautiful girls would push on my bladder for 9 months and then caused it to leak the rest of my life?  Yup, I admit it I have LBL – Light Bladder Leakage.

WHAT IS LBL?
• One in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise.
• Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.

WHAT CAUSES LBL?
Just as no two women are alike, there’s no single reason that LBL happens. Some of the most common things that lead to uninvited leaks include:
• Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
• Being overweight
• Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
• Bladder or urinary tract infections
• Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)

I was using my period pads for my LBL until I sent for a FREE Sample of Poise pads and liners and these are so much better for my LBL than a period pad.  You can request your free sample HERE to see for yourself.

I have a pretty hefty supply of period pads since I’m a coupon user so what am I going to do with my stock pile now that I’m using Poise Thin Shaped Pads?    I decided to recycle period pads with an Easter Craft.  Sounds strange right?  Here is one way you can #RecycleYourPeriodPad :

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I gathered my supplies above.  And then I cut open some period pads and pulled out the inside.  The ones I had were full of cotton – perfect for our Easter Crosses!

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The kids had so much fun making these!  And they pretty much did it all on their own!   And we had a great time sitting together talking and laughing.  And I didn’t have to worry about my LBL each time I laughed thanks to my Poise pads!  The Poise Thin Shaped pads aren’t bulky like period pads and are  designed to move with your body.  The new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads to help you take care of leaks with confidence.

 Recycle Period Pads

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The girls each made a cross and tomorrow we are going to bring one to our neighbor who lost her husband recently.  The girls think it’ll brighten her Easter especially since they made it for her!  I love how big their hearts are!

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My little one was very careful to cover all the pink even though I told her it was okay if she didn’t  But we had plenty of period pads to use up so I didn’t really care!

You can stay fresh and confident with Poise® pads and liners because they’re designed specifically for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), which make them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women who experiences LBL.  (I’m 1 of those 3!!)

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They loved the final result and then went on to make smaller ones from the pink paper they had left over!  They love using glue and wanted to use up the rest of our supplies. This Easter Cross Craft is the perfect way to #RecycleYourPeriodPad and the kids will have fun doing it!

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The other cross they are going to give to their Nana and Papa when we see them on Easter.   My mother in law loves anything the kids make for her but I know this will be very special to her because of the Easter Holiday.   I’ll add some magnets to the back so she can hang it on her fridge!

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The final product!  I love how they came out and they’ve been thinking of more crafts we can do to use the rest of the period pads I have.   Get your free sample of Poise here!  And remember, lots of samples come with coupons!

Can you think of some other ways to #RecycleYourPeriodPad with either crafts or some other use?

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