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!

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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 anything..as I don't know if I want to change how it tastes...as 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.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Finding the perfect Prom Dress without breaking your budget

*sponsored post but all opinions are mine.

Yes it is possible to find the perfect prom dress without having to put a second mortgage on your home!  Years ago the expense of prom dress shopping included everything from traveling way too many miles, meals, snacks, drinks, fuel and still not finding the dress of your dreams.

And as the years have passed and technology has taken hold; so has the ability to find whatever your heart desires from the comfort of your own home.  Prom dresses can also be shopped for online and send directly to your home.

When I first heard about this, many questions crossed my mind.  I think the top questions were how can you get the perfect fit for the prom dress of your dreams online?  How could a dress be bought and shipped while still looking like it was crafted just for you?  And then the most important question for a parent...How much is it going to cost and can we afford it?  Well let me answers this questions below.

I have done a lot of looking online to see what the prom styles for 2014 are going to be. And let me tell you I am personally in love with so many of the dresses.  One of my favorites that I found on the JJsHouse website is called the A-Line/Princess Scoop Neck Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading.

It is so elegant and the attention to deal is out of this world.  And to answer a question from above...this dress is very affordable.  It currently costs under $165 and is ready to be shipping right to your house.

Okay, yes I love this prom dress but how could I order it and hope it would fit.  Well JJ's House has you covered or should I say will cover you with the perfectly size prom dress.  They offer the option called custom sized.  This beautiful and affordable dress can be Made-To-Order just for you if you like.  The website makes customizing a dress very simple to do with easy to follow instructions.

Finally a way to have the perfect prom and stand out above all the other dresses and still have money in your pocket.

Everyone have a safe and special prom! 


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Try out EmbarK12 with a Discount Code

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of K12, the leader in online education for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Where does the time go?  It just seems like I was giving birth to my last son.  And it is already 5 and will be starting Kindergarten after Summer break.  Even though I don’t want him to grow up; I have to face the fact he is.

And as a proud and caring mother, I want to give him the best chance to succeed in Kindergarten.  I want to make sure he has a strong foundation so his education will be a positive experience which will allow him to educationally and socially bloom.

As a parent I feel I have to seek out ways to accomplish these lofty goals.  So when I found out about K¹² - which is a leader in online educations for grades K through 12, now offers a portfolio of preschool programs.  I couldn’t wait to learn more and find out if I could afford this for my son.  Their online programs include EmbarK¹² Comprehensive and EmbarK¹² Online.
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These programs are fun and innovative.  They create an early learning environment that your child will love.  And I am comfortable as these programs are created by Educational Professionals.
EmbarK12 Comprehensive- Online and hands-on preschool program for your early learner.  The K¹², EmbarK¹² Comprehensive preschool program is meant to full prepare your child ages 3 to 5 for Kindergarten.
This Comprehensive program is award-winning and offers over 1,200 interactive, age appropriate hands-on and online activities.  Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Art and Music are all covered with this program in 18 thematic units.  It makes me smile seeing how well rounds these studies are.  And to think 288 hours of educational activities is amazing. And all these benefits are only $286/year for a 12-month subscription and all of the upgrade kits including hands-on manipulative.

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This program was also developed by educational experts which makes learning dynamic, fun and enriching.  EmbarK¹² Online includes 12 units of activities including Math, Language and Literacy and other topics from the world around them.  This program is a very affordable $59 for a 12 month subscription.  But thanks to IZEA offering an exclusive Discount to my readers…you can save 50% on EmbarK¹² Online for seven days.  Which means this Embark Special will only cost $29.50 for a 12 month subscription to EmbarK¹² Online.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spring Break Deals at Glen Eden Resort in Colorado

Spring Break vacationers who want to be off the beaten path but still close to a major ski resort look no further than Glen Eden Resort!

Glen Eden Resort is a small resort just north of Steamboat Springs on the Elk River, in a ranching community where the cows outnumber the people. The resort has two and three bedroom accommodations, with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas. The main lodge hosts a restaurant and tavern, two hot tubs, and wifi. Once you walk out the door there is a wide variety of winter recreational opportunities such as snowmobiling, horseback riding, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.

 Last minute Spring Break Deals! Good until April 30th! Save 15% on two or three nights and 25% on four plus nights at Glen Eden Resort call 800-882-0854 for personalized service.

Wellness Petfood - Only the best for our dogs! #lovemydog

*Sponsored Post but all opinions are 100% my own.

Do you own a dog or two or more? 

Wait let me re-phrase that....Do you have a dog or two or more in your family?

Yes, I like to think of myself as having a loving family including a husband, three boys and two wonderful dogs.  We are not dog owners as we don't own our children...and our dogs are just like our children...they are part of our family.

And just like we make the best decisions possible when it comes to our boys we try to do the same for our dogs.  And these best decisions for our dogs...Lucky and Radar also include making healthier and balanced food choices.

Not all dog foods are made the same.  And as a family that includes dogs we have to do our research and find the quality dog food that incorporates the health, well-being and longevity of our pets.

So that is why I feel the need to share about a great dog food called Wellness.

This dog food and what it stands for makes me smile.  I finally feel I have found exactly what my dogs need.  A company that understand the importance of just the right balance of protein, fat and carbs.  This Wellness dog food has real meat, whole grains, fruits and veggies. 

And Wellness also realizes there are things that Do Not need to be in dog food like artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.  Thank you Wellness and thank you for making it easy to find your products by using your store locator which also shows online retailers too. 

I must not forget to mention that I like I no longer will have to use some of the pet supplements we incorporate in our dogs daily routines.  Wellness petfood meets those needs by incorporating...

·         Live Active Probiotics – Added after the cooking process to promote a healthy intestinal tract and overall digestive health at guaranteed levels

·         Omega 3 and 6 Mix – Offering guaranteed levels of essential fatty acids for cellular function and healthy skin

·         Essential Vitamins and Minerals – Designed for cellular health, immunity and disease resistance

Learn more about what Wellness can do for your pet by joining the Wellness Pet Food Club.

By joining you will enjoy exclusive benefits and in turn your pet will too. 

Wellness is also on Facebook so why not head over and show them some love and how you love your pet.


Are you Heart Healthy? Use Campbell's Recipes and coupons to get you and your family on track.

**This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company but they opinions are 100% my own.
I will be the first to admit how difficult it can be to juggle your family's life and your own.  How do you find time to get everything done?  How to you find the time to make healthier food choices that will make a positive difference?
It think the best way to make the transition to healthier food choices and in turn lifestyle choices is to find easy ways have what you need on hand.  Seek out recipes and make sure you get to the store with your list so you are ready to make heart healthy recipes all week long.  I know I am such a list person and if I pre-plan our meals - I am more likely to stick with it.  I am also a firm believer in exercise with out excuses.  That is why I work out in the comfort of my kitchen.  I really do.  Workout videos work for me and long walks with my family are a great way to get exercise and socialize. 
I noticed that Campbell's Soup offers amazing heart healthy recipes and tips which can help anyone with these life changing transformation.
Here are five of my favorite recipes (which are American Heart Association Certified Recipes) that I can't wait to try and see what my family will think.

 Turkey Meatloaf...We are already using ground turkey in many recipes that call for ground beef.  It is a great way to make delicious meals that still are moist and full of flavor.

And I have a son that can't get enough rice.  It would eat rice for every meal. And all my boys love "trees".  So this recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Rice will certainly be a hit for everyone!

I can't leave out a Heart healthy recipe for my hubby.  He loves spicy, flavorful dishes.  So Louisiana-Style Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Skillet will be fun to try out.  Heat and Heart Health.

Any what family doesn't love pizza.  But pizza can be pretty unhealthy.  So what about this recipe for Pizza Primavera with Cauliflower Crust?  Doesn't that sound interesting?  I think it does.  I will have to let you know how it goes.  But if you try it before we do, please let me know. 

And I found a great Lent recipe to try this Friday.  It is also Certified by the American Heart Association....Tilapia & Vegetable Casserole.

So I had better make me list and get shopping in the morning!

Don't miss out on all the great coupons and special offers that Campbells offers.  Just click here and get busy making heart healthy changes.

Get through cold and allergy season with Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops

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

As an allergy sufferer and a person who seems to catch a cold or two every winter season.  The one issue that comes along with my allergies and colds are a sore throat.

One of my go to feel better products for my sore throat are...

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops.

It is hard to believe this company has been around since 1870.  There is no doubt they are doing something right!!!  I am even having a hard time to think of another company who has been in business for over 140 years. 

Pine Bros. sent me out an amazing selection of their throat drops to sample and review. 

I couldn't wait to try out their Made in the USA natural licorice flavor as I already use Pine Bros. Wild Cherry and Natural Honey varieties. 

I love the unique packaging that Pine Bros. offers in their convenient plastic "puck" containers.  They stand out on the shelf and are simple to carry along in your car, purse or gym bag.  And then to meet your family needs the value size bag! 

The active ingredient in Pine Bros. is glycerin.  So they are safe to use as needed.  They are perfect to use when you have a sore throat and even minor mouth irritations.

And the reason they are called Softish is that is exactly what they are!  They are not hard and they are not really soft.  But they do last a long time - which is great to help soothe your throat.  Like a said in a prior review they remind me of a gummy bear, but firmer like a piece of chewing gum.  But don't chew them!

I think my favorite flavor is still Wild Cherry.  The Licorice has a great cooling effect and reminds me of olde fashioned anise bears.  The Natural Honey tasted just like its name, pure and simple.

I am thankful that the creator and former owner of Airborne, Victoria Knight-McDowell has acquired Pine Bros.  Here is to a continued success of this American classic throat drop.  You can find Pine Bros. on these social media sites....Facebook and Twitter and Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops.

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Need some Energy in the morning? Try some New Honey Bunchs of Oats Morning Engery.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Honey Bunches of Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We are one of those household's that love Breakfast foods anytime of the day.  A big favorite in our house is cereal.  We love it for breakfast, snack time and even before bed.  As a Mom I enjoy finding new cereals and sharing them with my family.

So when I was given the opportunity to sample two new flavors of cereal with my family...what do you think I said?  Well, yes I immediately said...send the boxes my way and I will tell you exactly what we thought.

And I was so excited to learn we were going to be sampling a new type of Honey Bunches of Oats.  Our family already is huge fans of their cereal line.  And when the boxes arrived and I saw these were "energy" cereals which were a perfect match for my lifestyle.

I couldn't wait to try the two flavors out myself, first.  Yes, I was planning on being selfish.  But that plan soon back fired.  As you will soon see why.

I carefully hid the two box of Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy...one was Cinnamon Crunch and the other Chocolately Almond Crunch.  That way I could enjoy them after work and after the kids when to bed. 

But look what I came home too!!!

My lovely little Corgi decided he was going to attempt to try Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy before I did.  Thank goodness he only torn up the box and was unable to get into the actual bag of cereal.  But, of course my boys saw the shredded box and wanted to try some of the new cereal.

So we sampled the Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy together.  We first tried out the Chocolately Almond Crunch since we are all chocolate lovers.  And this cereal did not disappoint.  I loved the different in textures of the crunchy nuggets and almonds..sweet chocolate pieces and the delicious flakes.  It is hard to imagine that each serving contains more than 2/3 of your days whole grain recommended intake, 10 grams of protein(when enjoyed with a 1/2 cup of fat free milk) and 5 grams of fiber!  Wow...tons of potential benefits without sacrificing enjoyment.

We next sampled the Cinnamon Crunch.  It was delightful and reminded me of a cinnamon roll in a bowl.  The cinnamon flavor was nice and not over powering.  My boys enjoyed this one also but really liked the Chocolately Almond Crunch.

If you would like more info on Honey Bunches of Oats you can check them out on Facebook or on Twitter.

So which one of this Morning Energy cereals do you think you will like?

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