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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Make Sure Life Does Not Surprise You + GIVEAWAY! #InsureU

This has been a long winter but it finally seems like Spring is here to stay. After a winter like this, I am ready for a change. Spring is a time for renewal. For us, we will be moving to a new town and we have bought a new house. This major life event is something we are looking forward to but it can also be overwhelming.

All too often, people wait for something bad to happen before they worry about whether or not they have the right amount of coverage. We are not those people. We already have been researching the type of insurance we need on our new house. We have also been researching the type of insurance we need on our current house if we need to rent it. The best time to get educated about insurance is when you’re in the process of making a major life decision, like buying a new house before a crisis hits and you need insurance.

Here are some tips from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that will help you:

Get Ready
Insurance needs vary greatly by person, but there are some common life situations during which it’s especially important to ask the tough questions, including:

Buying a New Car: Beyond the sale price, what other costs should I keep in mind?

Getting Married: How might our individual credit and legal histories impact our combined
financial future?

Buying a New Home: How would I handle the financial burden of an unexpected disaster
affecting my home?

If you’re in the midst of a major life event, you can head over to the Insure U site and take a look at the new Get Ready resources. The Get Ready resources will help you get informed about insurance before you need it. Insurance will help you when a crisis hits. Being informed will save you from costly decisions later. For the life situations mentioned above, Insure U offers 5 Tough Questions to ask yourself and Take Action Now checklists to help you get ready. For more tough questions to consider, plus supporting infographics, videos, apps and games, visit

Life is full of surprises. A few months ago we had no plans to move. Now we are moving, hubby has a new job, we are selling our house and we bought a new house! Surprise!! Thanks to NAIC I have a “Life Kit” to give away to one lucky reader. The "Life Kit" is filled with several “surprise” items to help you get ready to navigate through life ($50 value).

Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!

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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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Master Lock Document Storage Box and Laptop Lock Giveaway!

I know it's been a while since I had a Master Lock giveaway but I have one now. I love Master Lock products because they are always practical. You never ever think about how much you have to keep secure until something happens.

Since we are moving, I have had to make sure that all our documents are somewhere safe and easy to access. That is why the Master Lock Document Storage Box has come in super duper handy. The Document box is made of steel and has a lock. Since we are showing our house, we have been able to put in sensitive documents in the Master Lock Document Box and store it in a closet. It is locked so even if someone found it, they could not be able to see the documents. It will also be easy for us to travel with the document box when we finally make the move. We can put it into the car and take it with us without worrying of losing our paperwork. It will be a lifesaver.

The Laptop Lock is something I have not seen before but I am glad to have it. I wish I would have had it when I was in Los Angeles. I was always paranoid about leaving my laptop in the hotel room. I would store it in a safe if it fit but, otherwise, I always felt I needed to take it with me. With the Laptop Lock, I can now leave my laptop locked to the desk without worrying it will be stolen. I will always take the Laptop Lock with me when I travel now. It is a must have item.

If you would like to win a Document Box and Laptop Lock, then enter below on the Rafflecopter widget below!

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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.

Monday, April 28, 2014

VEO App Review and $25 gift card Giveaway!

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Veo® Mobile and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Do you ever find yourself looking for deals, trails, or other brand information only to not being able to access them on your phone? I do. Many times, I am thinking I want information on a certain brand or I want to find some deals at the store I am at and I have no way of doing it.

But now I do. I recently had the opportunity to try a new app called : Veo (see in English). Veo is a free bilingual app that is designed for Latinos in mind but it is great for everyone! Veo helps you discover deals, trails and brand information. Veo was developed by the Latinum Network, a company dedicated to
helping brands succeed in the multicultural economy. You can easily download it from Google Play or the iTunes Store.

With Veo, you can easily find information on cositas buenas (good things) from trusted brands. You can find great deals, free samples, discounts, special offers and more. Veo also allows you to send messages to its network of brands. How cool is that?

I downloaded the app to test it and I really like it. I was able to order a free trail sample of TREemme Split Remedy shampoo on my phone. I found some deal on a Mayan Table Runner and some beautiful glass bowls. All I had to do is push a button and ask the deal to be sent to me by email. You can also view the deal on your phone but I prefer getting an email. And, about an hour after I signed up for Veo, I received a message with a link for sweepstakes. I loved that. I was able to open it and enter on my phone!

This is a pretty handy app. It does not have tons of brands but I think as it grows, the list of brands will grow. It was easy to download. You install the app and sign up with your Facebook profile. It is so easy. I loved the ease of use. I loved being able to access deals on my phone because this is something I have never done. You can also share the deals on social media through the app. That is great if you find a great deal you want your friends to know about. Plus, it's free!! What's not to love?

So if you are interested in an app that will bring you savings and great info, check out Veo. If you do, you can win a $25 gift card. You can use your gift card to shop on Veo! Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!!

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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.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Dr. Fischer Dead Sea Minerals Mother’s Day Gift Set Review & Giveaway!!

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Fischer Pharmaceuticals Ltd. I received Dr. Fischer products to facilitate my review.

When Mother's Day comes around, I never have to struggle to figure our what to buy my mom. She loves to be pampered as do I. So I try to find her products that she can use at home and still feel like she like she is at a spa. I inherited my mother's love of pampering as well. I love anything spa like and have tons of products in my bathroom cabinet.

When I was given the opportunity to try  Dr. Fischer Dead Sea Minerals Gift Set I was really excited. These products looked like they were really my type of products. And after using them for a few days, I really liked them.

About Dr. Fischer:
Dr. Eli Fischer is a scientist, a successful international industrialist, philanthropist and an international brand. After his first innovation for treating glaucoma, he founded Fischer Pharmaceuticals in 1965, specializing in the fields of ophthalmology and dermatology. Currently his spa products have been sold in over 40 countries and have received rave reviews worldwide.

I received the Dr. Fischer Dead Sea Mineral Gift Set that included Mineral Creamy Shower Mousse, Mineral Body Butter, Mineral Hand Cream and Mineral Shower Scrub. Here is some info about the products:
Creamy Shower MousseIngredients: Dead Sea Minerals – Olive Oil – Cotton Oil – Almond Oil - Fig Extract – Vitamin E & A – Omega 3 & 6
* Cleanses and replenishes essential moisture to the skin.
* Leaves the skin extra fresh, clean, silky smooth & delightfully fragrant.
* Synergetic complex of Dead Sea minerals, 100% natural oils & fruit extracts.
* Anti-Oxidants Complex for essential protection against free-radicals.
Mineral Body ButterIngredients: Dead Sea Minerals - Vanilla - Patchouli Fragrance - Omega 3 & 6 -
Shea Butter - Olive Oil – Almond Oil – Cotton Oil - Linseed Oil - Vitamin C & E
* The Superior spa formulation helps enhance skin elasticity to create radiant, smooth and healthy looking skin.
* Anti-Oxidants Complex for essential protection against free-radicals.
* Unique herbals, minerals, oils & vitamins complex for silky soft skin.
* Soothes & relaxes both body and mind while treats and protects the skin from the aging effects of dryness. 
Body ScrubIngredients: Dead Sea Minerals - Jasmine & Tea Tree Oils - Witch Hazel – Pro-Vitamin B5
* Gently but deeply cleanses, removes dead cells and revitalizes the skin.
* Replenishes moisture with natural emollient oils and Pro-Vitamin B5.
* Exclusive, invigorating cleansing complex for radiant skin.
* Leaves the skin extra fresh, clean and delightfully fragrant. 
Hand CreamIngredients: Dead Sea Minerals - Pomegranate & Fig Extracts - Glycerin- Witch Hazel - Vitamin E, A & Pro-Vitamin B5 - Allantoin
* Professional spa formulation for routine daily hand care at home.
* Rapidly absorbed moisturizing care with Pro-Vitamin B5.
* Unique herbal, mineral and vitamin complex for silky soft skin.
* Protects the skin from the aging effects of dryness.
The products were wonderful. You can tell that they are high quality. I loved the Hand Cream. It left my hands smooth and silky without any greasy residue. My hands get really dry and the Hand Cream got them back to normal.

The Body Mousse was fantastic. It was creamy and washed off easily. The smell is subtle and calming. The Body Scrub was invigorating. I have dry skin on my elbows and feet and the scrub took off the dead skin and left my elbows and feet ready for moisturizing. My favorite product was the Mineral Body Butter. It was thick and creamy and perfect for my dry skin. My skin still is dry from our terrible winter. So I need all the help I can get.

All the products are scented but very lightly. I am sensitive to fragrances and these did not bother me at all. They were perfect for me and I know that if I buy these for my mom, she will love them as well. The Dr. Fischer Dead Minerals Gift Set is wonderful for Mother's Day or any occasion. If you know someone who loves to get pampered, you need to check out Dr. Fischer's. This Mother's Day, the Dr. Fischer Dead Sea Minerals Gift Set will be priced at for $47.95! This is a great value and a savings of $26! Act fast because this offer will end on May 12, 2014. The gift set is available on shop Dr. Fischer: Dr. Fischer Dead Sea Minerals Gift Set.

If you buy these products, you will also be helping out. The Dr. Fischer Gift Sets are packed by women with special needs at Bayit Cham-The Centers for Mental Wellness. So by buying these products you are supporting the Center and the women who are there getting help.

If you are looking for a great Mother's Day gift that also helps a community of women, all you have to do is try out these products. If you want to win a beautiful Dr. Fischer's Dead Sea Minerals Gift Set like the one I received, then enter below on the Rafflecopter widget!

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Rules: One winner per household, email address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize. 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.

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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zarbee's Naturals Seasonal Relief Project!

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating.”

When Spring arrives, it means that I need relief from the seasonal congestion I get. It never fails that the seasonal change will make me suffer. I am always looking for new products to relieve my congestion. This Spring, I found one: Zarbee's Naturals.

Zarbee's Naturals is made with natural Butterbur to help combat congestion. Butterbur is an extract that has been benefiting Europeans for centuries. Now it is being reintroduced by Zarbee’s Naturals in its purest form as Seasonal Relief with Ze339. Butterbur is derived exclusively from the potent leaves of organically grown butterbur. Butterbur got its name because farmers once preserved butter by wrapping it in the herb’s huge, heart-shaped leaves. The plant grows wild along rivers, ditches and marshes worldwide, though the Zarbee’s extract is farmed organically in Germany. Numerous clinical studies support that Butterbur combats congestion quickly.

This is great for me because when I get seasonal congestion, I cannot breathe. I sneeze constantly and my nose and eyes water. It is really uncomfortable and it affects my daily life. I love gardening but when seasonal congestion hits, I have to stay indoors and avoid my garden and I do not like that. I also cannot sleep at night. So any product that helps me relieve congestion is something I need to have in my medicine cabinet.

I use regular medicine to relieve my congestion but I prefer natural treatments. I often use wild honey and lemon to help clear my throat. I also will heat eucalyptus leaves in hot water to help clear my congestion. Sine I prefer natural remedies, Zarbee's Naturals is a product I will buy. It helped my respiratory health. It was a great solution in helping my seasonal congestion. I can go outside and not feel like I cannot breathe. Zarbee's Naturals helps me be outside working on my garden and that is such a great thing!

Check out the Zarbee's Naturals Seasonal Relief Project. Learn more about how to relieve your seasonal congestion and get tips and information. You can also sign up for a free product sample. And, every time someone visits the Seasonal Relief Project website to share how Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief with Butterbur worked for them, the brand is donating to four causes that support exposure to and the protection of fresh air, including Fresh Air Fund, Children & Nature Network, and Moms Clean Air Force, and Healthy Child Healthy World.

So visit the site because not only might you find a solution for your seasonal congestion but you will also be helping some great organizations. Zarbee's Naturals is available nationwide at and Target stores, a 10-tablet package costs $8.99 and a 30-tablet package is $18.99. Not a bad price for seasonal congestion relief!

If you are like me who prefers natural remedies and suffers from seasonal congestion, you might want to try Zarbee's Naturals. It helped me, it might help you. Any relief from discomfort, is welcome!

Zarbee’s Naturals is a Dietary Supplement:
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief is intended for children 12 years of age and above.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Couples Night In! #CuberoLuxury #PMedia #ad

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CuberoLuxury

Every so often, my husband and I like to have a fun night in. Yes, night in. We invite a couple of friends over and I make dinner. We usually hang out and visit. Sometimes we rent a movie. Sometimes, during summer we just relax on our front porch with a glass of wine and do nothing. It is always fun to have people over for a night in.

But, most times though, we prefer to have a couple's night in. It is just me and hubby all alone. I love cooking so I make us a nice meal and make it a romantic night. We will eat and then relax. Recently, we just got back from a California vacation. We started at Disneyland and then we headed over to Palm Springs where we rented a house so we could just decompress and have some alone time.

It was the perfect place for our couple's night in. We were able to get away from work and real life for a few days and it was heaven. We had a wonderful time. Part of our relaxing vacation included Cubero Cigars that I purchased at Walmart. We aren't smokers but I had the opportunity to try Cubero Cigars so I decided to bring them on the trip.

For me, nothing says relaxation like a glass or wine, a great meal and a cigar at the end of the night. We had a wonderful meal and then sat out by the pool enjoying the warm California weather. The Cubero's were sweet and flavorful. After such a tough winter in North Carolina, it was the perfect end to a great vacation. I will definitely keep a few of these at home when others come over and we have a get together.

You can find Cubero Cigars at Walmart. Remember to also like Cubero Cigars on Facebook!

Just a little information on Cubero:
Cubero is a high quality tobacco brand within the cigar industry, made with a natural wrapper and premium tobacco blend. The brand, developed by Lane Limited (USA), represents a wide variety of tobaccos that are renowned for their aromatic and flavorful qualities. They now manufacture and sell a variety of cigars, pipe tobacco, and fine-cut tobacco for the US market. As a renowned brand, they recognize their products and business require consideration and responsibility in everything they do. Today Scandinavian Tobacco is proud to share the #1 position within the world of cigars, operate as the largest manufacturer of machine made cigars and pipe tobacco in the world, and act as a dominant player in the world of roll-your-own tobacco.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I am headed to Gatlinburg, TN! #WGLorettaLynn #WGEvents

Disclosure: My accommodations, concert and certain expenses for the #WGLorettaLynn event are covered by Westgate Resorts. Others are being covered by me. All opinions are my own

On April 25th to 27th, I am headed over to Gatlinburg, TN for a Westgate Event with some great bloggers! I am excited because I will be staying at the Westgate Resorts Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN. I live only 1.5 hours from Gatlinburg, but have never visited. I have heard it is a fabulous place with so many things to do. I am also excited about visiting the Westgate Resorts because it looks amazing.

I will be reviewing the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort so stay tuned! We will also be going into Gatlinburg to take in some local sites. Then, the best part of this event, I will be attending a Loretta Lynn concert. Can I just say that I LOVE Loretta Lynn! I am such a fan.

I will be posting more so follow me on my social media channels to get updates on my trip! The hashtags are:#WGLoretaLynn and #WGEvents. This is going to be a lot of fun!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Elle Fanning at the #Disneysmmoms event in Disneyland!

While at the Disney Social Media Moms event this past weekend, we had a surprise visitor: Elle Fanning! She is adorbs! She stars in Maleficent as Princess Aurora. As part of the conference, we were treated to a long sneak preview of the movie and it looks fantastic. I CANNOT WAIT until it comes out. Just 43 more days!!

Here are some pics of Elle at Disneyland and as Princess Aurora.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Products Have You Covered for Earth Day!

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

This April, Johnson & Johnson HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® is offering some amazing printable coupons, tips & tools and so much more for all the products you and your family love. Head over to the Healthy Essentials site and sign up for the program. If you sign up, you can be eligible for over $55 in coupons and offers.

Here are just some of the fantastic deals you can get:
* Save $1.00 on any JOHNSON'S® Baby Intense Moisture Cream 
* Save $1.00 on any LUBRIDERM® product (6oz or larger)
* Save $1.00 on any (1) CLEAN & CLEAR® product (excludes trial and travel sizes) 
* Save $1.00 on any (1) NEUTROGENA® Sun product (exclude trial size) 
* Save $1.00 on any (1) LISTERINE® SMART RINSE Anti-cavity Mouthwash, 500 ml 
* Save $1.00 on any (1) REACH® Total Care Floss, or REACH® Gentle Gum Care Floss, or REACH® Dentotape® or REACH® Access® Flosser 
* Save $2.00 on any (3) NEOSPORIN®, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive bandages or JOHNSON and JOHNSON RED CROSS® Brand products (excludes all trial and travel sizes, First Aid Kits, 10 ct Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, and On-the-Go First Aid Kits. Must buy (2) different brand products to qualify for this offer along with a third product)

See J&J employees share their thoughts on sustainability in this powerful video. You can also help your community by supporting Earth Day. How can you help? See below.

Donate A Photo
The free Donate A Photo (DAP) app allows consumers to make a difference by raising money and awareness for causes that they care about through one simple act – taking a photo. For every photo shared through Donate A Photo, Johnson & Johnson will donate one dollar to one of its non-profit partners, which each consumer can choose from a rotating list.

Earth Day
You can help support and protect a clean environment. Visit this website to find recycling solutions near you. This is a great site that gives tons of great information! For additional tips and facts on what and where to recycle, head over to this site.

HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® is all about shareable moments with friends and family - anywhere from online to in the store to your own medicine cabinet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chicago, Chicago that toddling town!

I never posted any pictures from my Chicago on this blog. Usually my personal stuff goes on Carolyn in Carolina. But since I am away and not posting this week, I figured that maybe you might want to check out some pics and stories.

We had a great time. Hubby was there for a conference so I tagged along. Why not, right? It was freezing cold but I saw some great sites. Ate some great food and crossed the Windy City off my list.

I also have to give a shout out to CityPASS. I received 2 CityPASS books to use on this trip. Our trip was short but I used the ticket for the John Hancock Observatory and the Art Institute of Chicago. If you visit one of the cities where CityPASS services, get the CityPASS.

Here is a little more information about CityPASS:

For more than 16 years, CityPASS ticket booklets have been the premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination's top attractions while enjoying significant savings of up to 50 percent. CityPASS, which has a 95 percent customer recommendation rating, contains prepaid admission to the most popular attractions in 11 North American destinations: New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Toronto and Southern California. For more information, visit

Each CityPASS contains actual admission tickets to a destination's top five or six attractions.  At many sights, CityPASS provides VIP access, allowing travelers to bypass an attraction's main-entrance ticket line.  CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use.  

It saved us a lot of money just as it did when we visited Atlanta. It is such a fantastic deal! Check out CityPass when traveling.

Here are some pics and links to my blog posts if you want to see more! Enjoy.

Chicago Trip Update

Chicago Food!! 

Random Chicago Pictures

Chicago's Bean