Monday, December 8, 2014

Passing on the clear skin tradition thanks to Clearasil #ClearasilMom #MC

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Clearasil . I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #sponsored

As a mother of three boys that are growing up way too fast, I find myself remembering life experiences from my childhood....which are triggered by things that are going on within their daily lives.  Some of my memories are very fond, others are not so much.

One vivid memory from my childhood is acne!  And let me tell you - that was NOT a great experience in the beginning.  I still cringe thinking about all the mean words that were said like, "pizza face", "puss pocket" and many other things I can't even bring myself to type.

My mom knew how much my acne was affecting my life and bought some "stuff" at the store that was suppose to help with my acne.  That "stuff" was called Clearasil.  And let me tell you it did amazing things to my face and cleared up my acne!  

So now that my oldest son is growing up and his hormones are in full swing - and what goes hand in hand with hormones...yes acne.  

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Clearasil would still be an acne treatment option.  But I was so pleased to see this product was still being sold and even with new options like the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Gel Wash and the Clearasil Daily Clear Hydra-Blast Oil Free Face Wash.

I couldn't wait to introduce this daily skin care regimen to my son and wait to see the results.  The results both on the outside and the inside(his soul and personality).  So when our free Clearasil products arrived so did our new and long term adventure for acne free skin.  

He loved that the daily use Clearasil Daily Clear Hydra-Blast Oil Free Face Wash didn't smell all girly.  As it has a nice clean fresh scent that is perfect for anyone.  He found it easy to use in the morning, as all he has to do is wet his face down and use his hands to apply a thin layer on his face and then rinse.  It is so quick and easy!  

You can use the Hydra-Blast up to 3 times a day, but we found using it in the morning and before bed worked great for his skin.  It didn't make it dry and keep the oil in check.

As mom is has been great watching my son's self confidence improve as he completion has cleared up .  So far we haven't had to use the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Gel Wash.  I learned by checking out the Clearasil website, this product is to help manage acne prone skin areas and breakouts.  So we are ready when that time comes.  Thank you Clearasil for standing the test of time and making a huge different is so many young and older peoples lives.

I am proud to be a #ClearasilMom and can't wait to share my love from the roof tops and social media, of course.  Like Clearasil's Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Funley's Delicious Snacks GMO Free treats and coupon for Halloween

Disclaimer: I was provided  free samples of  Funley's products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

 Yes!!!  Halloween is right around the corner and it is time to think outside the candy box and come up with a new, healthy, delicious and creative treat giving option.

And I have a great idea thanks to Funley's Wholly Granolly Clusters and Super Crackers.  We are already huge fans of the Funley's Delicious and their Natural Food choices (GMO Free and No artificial anything!) . 

So what could be better, than to share the love this Spooktoober with other ghosts and goblins?

And get this.... if you are ready to jump on this fun bandwagon for Halloween and beyond....don't miss out on a Huge coupon opportunity that ONLY last from today (10-21-14) until 10-23-14.  You can save $1 by visiting Funley's Delicious Facebook page.  The coupon offer is pinned to the top of the page while the promotion is active. 

So what are you waiting for?? Go get your coupon that is good at Target.

And not only will you find a coupon link on Funley's Delicious Facebook page it looks like they are starting something called the "Big Mouth Bucks Halloween Sweepstakes".  I can't wait to learn more!

I was so busy sharing my Frightfully healthy Halloween treat option, I better tell you more about Funley's Delicious. 

1st of all their products come in great portion controlled packaging.  I love that feature as a Mom - it is easy to make sure my boys aren't overeating and it is so convenient to carry along anywhere.  And to give out as  Halloween treat.

Second is Funley's Delicious has found a way to make a healthy snack option fun.  And their Funley's Delicious Website is just as much fun as their snacks.  Each of the a Super Crackers are stamped with a face on the crackers.

My youngest son has told me his favorite Funley's Delicious snack is the Pizza N' Stuff Super Crackers.

I tried them and what can I flavored, great crunch and fun to look at...What's not to like.? They also come in Cheddar N' Stuff, Ranch N' Stuff and Cornbread N' Stuff. 

And if you were wondering why the N' Stuff.  It is because there are Super Veggies tucked in each and every N' Stuff bite.

And if want something a little crunch and sweet.  You have to try the Wholly Granolly which is offered in three tasty options including Peanut Butter Pretzel, Wild Apple Berry and Double Chocolate Chip.
 What else can I say about Funley's Delicious products?  Well, I guess I need to tell you "BUY SOME"!  They are Delicious!!!

Funley's Delicious are very active on social media including:


Happy and Healthy Halloween!!!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just in time for the Holidays - Dream Team Pets

This post was created in partnership with Dream Team Pets. All thoughts and opinions are my own

The Holidays are fast approaching so I am on the prowl looking for new and exciting gifts this year.

And the 1st one I have found is called, "DreamTeam Pets".

Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep.

If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE

If you are interested you can check out the Dream Team Pets on Amazon with the link below.

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars #Giveaway are out of this world delicious NON GMO #FigLove #NaturesBakeryPtc

This post was created in partnership with Nature's Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

How can something with a whole lot of nothings be so good?

I am not sure but Nature's Bakery Website explains how they have mastered the "a whole lotta No's to = delicious"!

The No's I am talking about are:

No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No Artificial Flavors
No Artificial Colors
No Artificial Preservatives
No Trans Fat

And the delicious Nature's Bakery product is the ......

Fig Bar

Which is offered in 10 different flavor packed combinations! 

Apple Cinnamon
Peach Apricot
Vanilla Fig
Vanilla Raspberry

These is not your Mother's Olde Fashioned Fig Bar!!!  Each package comes with two nice sized fig bars which are packed full of natural fruit filling.  The different fruit fillings match perfectly with the outer cake like cookie bar. 

Each Nature's Bakery Fig Bar is moist, flavorful and packed full of wholesome goodness!  My favorite flavor has to be the Peach Apricot, but my 9 year old son loves the Lemon. 

Nature's Bakery fig bars are so conveniently packaged for those on the go and even school lunch boxes.   And I love that they are NON-GMO Project Verified and Kosher Certified.  And they fit perfectly in to  my healthy choice lifestyle.

I am thrilled to be part of the Fig Fanatic's Program, or should I say my family and I are!  You have got to check out the Link to Fig Fanatic's Program and see how you can join and bring the #FigLove to others. #NaturesBakeryPtc

Who wants to win a 6 pack of Nature's Bakery Fig Bars?? 

I thought so...but don't just enter to win below - make sure to join the Fig Fanatic's Program - link is above.  Good Luck Everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Keep Momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every parenting challenge you can imagine. One of her biggest challenges as mom is building and maintaining a close relationship with her teenage daughter, Ryan.

The mother-daughter relationship is a unique one, and that dynamic can be even trickier during the tween years. Yet sometimes, people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior” when those behaviors can be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.

I’m proud to be joining forces with Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming , a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.

The campaign is anchored within a new digital hub,, where you’ll find tips, tools andkee other go-to resources for moms, including a checklist to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – and then encourages moms to talk to their daughter’s doctor. The keep momming initiative can help moms learn about ADHD and provide ideas on how to spark a conversation and stay connected with their tween.

Don’t miss Holly’s message about the keep momming initiative, and be sure to check out the website at

Monday, May 12, 2014

The benefits of Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (KissMe Organics)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Warmer weather = healthy habits + healthier food choices.  (In my world I am always striving for matter the season)

One way I am incorporating a healthier food ingredient is by using Organic Matcha.

What you have never heard of Matcha?  Boy, you are missing out!  Let me tell you first about the health benefits of Matcha (green tea powder):

ALL DAY ENERGY WITH INCREASED FOCUS without the jitters.  Matcha can give you 4 to 6 hours of steady mild energy.  I say mild because it is like a stimulant but a relaxant.  What a perfect combination!

IMPROVED SKIN HEALTH by protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.  It also can improve blood flow and oxygen levels which increases the overall quality of your skin.
METABOLISM BOOST and who doesn't just love that?  I know I do.  I was surprised to learn that consuming matcha green tea can increase your own body's rate of burning calories.  Typically you burn 8% to 10% of daily expenditure and matcha can increase it to between 35% to 43%!

And last but not least 137X of the Antioxidants of brewed green tea.  Antioxidants are so important as they are essential to boost your body's natural defenses against oxidation..especially as you age.

So are you wondering how you use matcha green tea powder?  I know I was when I first was introduced to this amazing organic tea product. 

Organic matcha can be used in Lattes, Baking and Smoothies. 

It is so quick and simple to add it to many recipes.  As you can see from the photo below the matcha is ground very fine.  It seems like this flour-like texture incorporates very easily.

Here is to your health!  Here is to Matcha!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, April 18, 2014

uComfy Shiatsu Foot Massager Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

My feet are in heaven...I am in heaven....ahhhhhh...Focus!  Focus!  I know I need to get my mind into how to explain... this needed relaxation method I was blessed to review.

It is called the uComfy Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat!  AHHHH!  Sorry, I am doing my best but maybe it would help if I take my happy feet out of this foot massager while I am typing. 

Not only does the uComfy Shiatsu Foot Massager treat my feet it also makes my leg muscles feel relaxed and rejuvenated.  After doing some research on this foot massager I learned it can help to improve respiration and better regulate your blood pressure.  That is like a triple bonus!

Check out the sleek design.  It is a little heavy but is easy to move and plug in wherever you are sitting.
It is easy to adjust the level of vibration for your comfort and liking.  All you do in push the buttons..either - or +.  So simple and easy.  And it also has a Kneading feature that can be adjusted.
The heat feature can either be on of off at the touch of a button.
The photo above shows how a number is glowing.  That shows how many minutes you have left of your 15 minutes of heaven.

I love how the inserts were you side your feet in can be unzipped and cleaned.  What a great idea!  I love it!

We have used the UComfy Shiatsu Foot Massager with heat a LOT!!!  And it still is holding up great.  Trust me your feet will love you!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coobie Seamless Bras - Save 25% - Great Promo Code

*Sponsored by Coobie but all opinions are my own*

I am so excited to share about a deal out their for all you women.  It is for the Coobie Seamless Bras.

If you have never heard of these bras let me share a little (and a little more after mine Coobies arrive in the mail and I share my personal experience).

Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 7+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns.

There is also a full size version fitting up to a size 42D. They are perfect for every day wear, yoga, pilates, new and nursing moms, sleep wear, and more!

Coobie Seamless Bras also has a large following of mastectomy patients that love the soft comfort and pad pocket to insert a form. This line is truly a fit for all women!

Promotion: Save 25% on any order of $40 or more at
Promotion code: USFG25

Say farewell to Windows XP and Office 2003 Microsoft Support April 8th 2014

I wanted to share a newsletter I read online from Bytes Computer & Network Solutions.  Wow!  It is scary as a blogger to think that Windows XP and Office 2003 Microsoft support is coming to an end!

Are you ready?  Please take a moment to read what Bytes Computer & Network Solutions had to share about this potential risk to your computer for attacks, viruses and exploits.

"We just wanted to remind you that support is ending for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 on April 8th, 2014. Microsoft is no longer extending support for these products. This will be a very serious security vulnerability if you continue using these products after April 8th. Some of you may have questions about this, so allow us to answer some of the general ones.
In 2002, based on customer feedback, Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle Policy to create more transparency and a predictability of support for Microsoft products. Per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support), at the supported service pack level. Thus, Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014.
What does this mean for me?
It means you should take action. After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.
Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company or computers to potential risks, such as:
  • Security & Compliance Risks: Unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security risks. This may result more virus infections, vulnerabilities and leaving your operating systems more open to cyber criminals. Also you are more likely to have compatibility issues with new software or third party support from these software companies.
  • Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) & Hardware Manufacturers support: A recent industry report from Gartner Research suggests "many independent software vendors are unlikely to support new versions of applications on Windows XP in the future, it will become common." And it may stifle access to hardware innovation: Gartner Research further notes that in the future, most PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on the majority of their new PC models.
Get current with Windows and Office. This option has upside well beyond keeping you supported. It offers more flexibility to empower employees to be more productive and increases operational efficiency through improved PC security and management. It also enables you to take advantage of latest technology trends such as virtualization and the cloud.
How can I avoid a problem?
We at Bytes are stocking extra Refurbished computers and Office Installations in preparation for this event. We also, as always, offer new computers. We encourage you as our customers to contact us if you have outdated versions of Windows or Office so that we can support your needs in upgrading. Just give us a call and we can assist you with your installations and you can continue to have guaranteed support.
If you decide not to upgrade immediately, we understand. However, we encourage our partners that this is something everyone should do if you have either of the outdated products. We cannot continue to guarantee our support on Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 after April 8th, 2014.
Please feel free to give us a call with any questions or concerns you may have. We will be more than happy to assist you further. We just want to keep our partners in the know concerning your support needs."
I have personally used Bytes Computer & Network Solutions and have been very happy with their service.
Their contact information is:
Bytes Computer & Network Solutions
1712 Ave. B
Scottsbluff,NE 69361
I can't wait to share a little bit about Bytes Computer & Network Solutions PC Complete Care on a different post.
Good Luck everyone with this technology transition.

Monday, March 17, 2014

CLICK Espresso Protein Fitness Drink - Caramel, Vanilla Latte and Mocha flavors

There are a few products that I have featured and reviewed over the years that have become a staple of my daily routine.

I wanted to share about one of these products as they have just came out with an amazing new flavor.

 It is CLICK which is an Espresso Protein Drink. 

And let me tell you this is like no other protein you have ever drank.  This is a protein you will LOVE and crave to drink. You can enjoy it cold, hot or even blended with fruits and ice.

CLICK comes in three different flavors...Mocha...Vanilla Latte and now Caramel! 

And if you are not big into caffeine...they offer Decaf Mocha.

Every morning I start my day early so I can get my workout in before the busy family and work routine begins.  I grab an can of Celsius (another fitness product I reviewed and now use daily.) and then get my workout in.  After my workout as I get my boys ready for school I mix up a serving of CLICK in my blender bottle and enjoy every drink of it.

It mixes up so smooth and creamy...all by adding in cold water.  It has a delicious feel in your mouth and even tastes better.  One serving of CLICK provides 15 grams of premium protein, 2 shots of Espresso and 23 Essential Vitamins with only 110 calories.  I feel like I am enjoying a coffee shop product with out all the calories and expense.

CLICK also helps to stop sweet cravings with their new Caramel variety.  It is so rich but not over the top sweet.  I love it and haven't tried it yet mixed with I don't know if I want to change how it it is just perfect!!!

Don't forget when you check out CLICK to sign up for their newsletter and receive $5 off your next qualifying purchase.  I love their newsletter as I get all the great info as to what specials they might be having on their website.  Right now I am amazing at the deals they are offering on CLICK

So hope you give CLICK a chance and become a fan like I am.  I am such a faithful CLICK-tastic fan I have become an affiliate too. 

One more think CLICK has helped keep me on the path to wellness by helping keep my weight on target and my physical activity increasing.