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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Home Collection by Post-it Brand, Scotch Brand and Command Brand keeps me organized!

This is a compensated post in collaboration with Post-it Brand. All opinions are my own and based on my experience with the product. 

At the moment, our house is in chaos. We are moving and everything is not where it is supposed to be. We had to declutter the house to get it ready to sell it. That meant packing a lot of stuff away. I also had to clean up my office. But all the packing and decluttering has meant that I am not organized any longer. I no longer have my white board up where I place notes to remind me of my blog work. I now have to keep my work in file boxes that I can easily hide when the real estate agent needs to show the house. Sigh.

Luckily, I received a few items from the Home Collection by Post-it Brand, Scotch Brand and Command Brand. If you read my blog, you know I am a huge fan of any Post-it Brand product. If you had seen my office before it was packed away, you would have found tons of Post-it Notes everywhere. Post-it Notes keep me on top of everything. And that is the way I feel about the new Home Collection.

The Home Collection is the first comprehensive line of unique Post-it Brand, Scotch Brand and Command Brand products designed to provide you with simple solutions that fit into your day-to-day life. The Home Collection can help remind, plan and display items that need attention. I feel that when I am organized and I can find what I need, I feel so much better.

The products I received were wonderful. The Command Clear Caddy and Command Clear Smart Phone Stations have come in very handy. Although we are not supposed to have too many things on our refrigerator, I have placed the Command Clear Caddy on the side of the fridge so I can have my markers for marking our packing boxes. I placed the Command Clear Smart Phone Station on the side of the kitchen cabinet. It is a little awkward for my Droid but my husband has already been eyeing it for his iPhone. I know I will soon before he takes it from me because it is actually better for the iPhone.

I am saving the Post-it Dry Erase Planner and Post-it Grip Board to use in my new house. We will finally have an official office in our new house and these will go great on the wall. The Post-it Dry Erase Planner will be perfect for me to track my blog posts that are due weekly. The Post-it Grip Board will be perfect to keep our bills in order and organized.

My favorite items were the Post-it Dry Erase Grip Tile and Post-it Reminder Tiles. I did not have a Dry Erase pen to test the Post-it Dry Erase Grip Tile but I used a Post-it Note to test it. It is fantastic. I have also added these items to our fridge. Because they are small and so decorative, our real estate agent did not have a problem with these on the refrigerator. Because I forget everything, these items jog my memory and remind of the important things I must do.

Now I can be a little organized while moving. I have a place for my coupons, stamps and notes. I love how they look. I also love that I can have several throughout the house. I am definitely adding a bunch of these to our new house. The Post-it Dry Erase Grip Tiles and Post-it Reminder Tiles will also be great for any work space. If I start a new job when we move to Wilmington, I am definitely adding these to my office space.

The Home Collection by Post-it Brand, Scotch Brand and Command Brand is a great assortment of organizational products that will make your life easier and more organized. If you are like me and need a little help, you need to check out the collection and see what products will work for you.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Aveeno Active Naturals Giveaway!!

For years, I have always used natural products on my skin and face. The reason is because my mami and abuelita used them as well. For generation to generation, natural remedies and natural products were handed down in my family.

When we had an earache, a little rosemary was heated up in olive oil and then the oil put on a cotton ball and the cotton ball was stuffed in our ears. It worked. For a tummy ache, we drank fresh peppermint, chamomile or flax seed tea. My mom always used an aloe vera leaf for burns. And my granny always soaked us in oatmeal when we had a rash.

I know many cultures use natural remedies. In the Latino culture, natural remedies are almost always used. And to this day, I still use some of those tried and true remedies handed down to me. I recently had the opportunity to ask Hispanic dermatologist Dr. Francisco Flores some questions about natural products. Here is some of the questions I asked and his answers:

This is some great advice. And I thank Dr. Flores for taking time to answer my questions. I hope you find his answers as useful as I did. 

Here are a few more tips provided to me by Aveeno that will help you this summer. 
Hydrate Your Skin:
It's important to drink at least 9 glasses of water throughout the day in order to stay hydrated. It is also very important to hydrate your skin with products that contain oat and are designed to replenish the skin barrier such as AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion. This key ingredient relieves the discomfort caused by dehydration. 
Keep Your Hair Healthy and Dandruff-Free:
Oat is also ideal for the dry scalp. Shampoos that contain oat help fight dandruff, restoring the normal PH balance of the scalp and moisturizing the hair. Oat helps maintain a healthy barrier, alleviating the uncomfortable symptoms of dandruff.

Protect Your Skin:
Help your skin look younger for years to come by protecting it from the sun's harmful rays. Apply sunscreen daily, whether your daily activities require you to be outside or not. Using a sunscreen that contains oat will help keep your skin healthier than before sun exposure. I personally recommend AVEENO® Protect + Hydrate sunscreen SPF 30, 50 or 70 to all of my patients.
If you follow these tips and those of Dr. Flores, you are on a great start to making your skin feel healthy. Remember that using products that contain oats are great for your skin and hair. And remember Aveeno products are some of the best around. I always have them in my house. The shampoo and conditioner are fantastic.

If you want to win a set of Aveeno Active Naturals products then enter on the Rafflecopter widget below! Enter because you want to try these products!

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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.