Oct
22

30th Anniversary of Burt’s Bees Products

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

Burt’s Bees is celebrating 30 years of protecting our skin.  I was surprised to hear they have been around that long because it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started seeing their products and using them.   This is the time of year that I am shopping for things to help my skin from drying up and Burt’s Bees is one product I’ve been using for a while.

I have two main concerns when it comes to the effects the cold in New England have on my skin – my lips and my hands.   I’m a lip balm addict and so is my husband.  We use it all the time and even more in the winter.   So I was happy to see that Walmart has a really nice selection of Burt’s Bees products.

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They had a display on the end of the aisle with all of your Burt’s Bees lip care needs.   So many to choose from and so many yummy flavors.  I picked out the pink watermelon to make it fun!

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Then in the back of that same aisle was a wall of lots and lots of Burt’s Bees products.  I honestly never realized how many products they sold.  I grabbed some of the facial clothes for me and my oldest daughter.  She needs to start cleaning her face in the evening and a nice Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit facial cloth will make it more fun!

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For me, I like to use a good day cream and night cream.  I have some at home right now but when I run low, I’m going to grab the Burt’s Bees cream.  They are made with Royal Jelly so that has to be good for my skin!

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In a few years we will be dealing with acne issues with the girls.  I’m happy to see that Burt’s Bees has a line for them as well.  Their products are all natural so I totally trust them on our girls delicate skin.

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I also grabbed some Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.  Not only do my hands dry out like crazy in the cold weather, but my cuticle’s look awful.  And then they peel and bleed.  So this winter I’m going to try the Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream to help that from happening.  I can’t wait to use it!

Stop by your local Walmart and see what they have that you can use!  I bet there is something for your specific concern.

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

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Oct
22

Bake with Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend and Save some Calories {Giveaway}

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

Truvia® is my choice of sweetener for my coffee at home.   I wish I could get it at coffee shops but so far I can’t.   So when I bake this holiday season, I’ll be trying their Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend for sure.

NEW Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend:

  • Designed for easy, at-home baking, the new Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend is a blend of Truvia® natural sweetener and brown sugar.
  • Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend provides brown-sugar-like taste and texture in recipes, and is the only brown sugar product that offers 75% fewer calories than brown sugar.
  • Baked goods made with Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend will have brown-sugar-like texture and moistness and will bake and brown like recipes that are made with brown sugar.
  • Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend is available at retail stores nationwide in a 1-pound resealable bag.
  • Discover great-tasting, reduced-calorie recipes and additional Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend tips at truvia.com/recipes.

My family loves Monkey Bread so I figured lets try it with the Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend and see if they notice a difference.  I’m happy it has less calories but if it doesn’t taste good, then it’s not worth it.

So I followed the recipe from the Truvia website but made a mistake and used 4 cans of big biscuits so it was double the amount of biscuits needed – oops!  So I had to start over again from scratch and got the can of smaller sized biscuits and it worked out perfectly and was delicious.  No one knew it was made with Truvia because all the taste was there!

 

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Oct
20

Pick Up Some CVS Plastic Anti-Bacterial Bandages for Your Back To School Boo-Boo’s

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This post is Sponsored by CVS/Pharmacy but my opinions are 100% my own!

Are your children accident prone?  If so you may want to pick up some CVS Plastic Anti-Bacterial Bandages. Most kids my girl’s ages tend to not pay attention of their surroundings and low and behold, end up falling, tripping, bumping into something – you name it they do it.  About a few weeks into school, I get an email from my best friend and she tells me that her son fell on the school yard and went face first down on the pavement and chipped his front tooth.

My first thought was “OUCH” then I realized that his front tooth is his permanent tooth so that could be a problem.  Poor kid.  When I asked her what happened, she told me that someone called his name and he just started moving without looking where he was going and tripped over something.  This wasn’t the first time this has happened, he tends to be on the clumsy side while playing in the playground.

While my girls haven’t done anything like that (thank goodness!) they almost always have a cut or scrap here or there.  They play hard which causes these boo-boo’s to happen, and at school, recess is a free for all and they just go wild. So accidents are going to happen.

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CVS/Pharmacy has something for all your Back To School Boo-Boo’s including CVS Plastic Anti-Bacterial Bandages in cute sports designs and fashion designs.

Back to School Boo-Boo’s

Kids are back to school and back to gym class and that can mean a few more scrapes and scratches on the playground. Take the sting out of those new boo-boo’s with decorative bandages from CVS/pharmacy that have cute little animals and bright fun patterns.

You can find these in all CVS/Pharmacy stores now and through out the school year.  Consider grabbing an extra box and sending them into the school nurse.  I’m sure she will appreciate them!

And my best friends son’s tooth turned out to be okay.  They don’t think there will be any long term damage too it, thankfully!

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Oct
17

NEW Crest Sensi Stop Strips Results #SensiStopStrips

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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Crest. My opinions are 100% my own!

A few weeks ago I told you about the NEW Crest Sensi-Stop strips to help those with sensitive teeth.  I have sensitive teeth so I was eager to try these out.

Crest® Sensi-Stop™ Strips are thin, flexible strips that contain an active ingredient used by dental professionals. Unlike toothpaste, Crest® Sensi-Stop™ Strips are applied directly to sensitive areas, providing targeted delivery of the key ingredient that allows for longer contact time on the surface of the tooth. Within minutes, strips build a lasting barrier that helps stop sensitivity pain by blocking tubules, relieving symptoms of dental sensitivity for up to 30 days*.

How to Use Crest Sensi-Stop Strips

Up to one month of protection in 3 easy steps:

  • Identify exactly where you feel the “zing”
  • Place 50% of the strip over the gum and 50% over the tooth
  • In 10 minutes remove the strip. Relief lasts up to 1 month

My results

I’m happy to report that after using the strips and 4 weeks later I am very happy with the results and I have less sensitivity.   To really make sure they worked, I stopped using my sensitive toothpaste and I’ve had no problem with drinking ice cold water!  SO I will continue to use these strips every 4 weeks to keep my teeth from hurting!

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

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Oct
16

The Mentalist: The Complete Sixth Season DVD {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group but my opinions are 100% my own!

If you are a fan of The Mentalist, then you will love this giveaway for the The Mentalist: The Complete Sixth Season DVD.  Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee Simon Baker returns for Season Six of The Mentalist, which was released on DVD September 30, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. The DVD release includes all 22 one-hour episodes from the sixth season, plus an all-new never-before-seen featurette.

And then there were seven!  CBI criminal consultant and former sham psychic Patrick Jane is closing in on the elusive serial killer Red John – who murdered Jane’s family years before.  Armed with a list of seven suspects (confirmed by the diabolical killer himself), Jane and the CBI team – including Teresa Lisbon, Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt – will narrow down the list in Season Six, while simultaneously solving the state’s most serious crimes.  Could Red John be cult leader Bret Stiles?  The super-suspicious Bob Kirkland? Ghoulish forensic analyst Brett Partfidge? Law officials Ray Haffner, Reede Smith or Sheriff McAllister?  Or the director of the CBI himself?  The chase is on!

The Mentalist: The Complete Sixth Season is priced to own at $59.98.

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win The Mentalist: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD.

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