Thursday, March 28, 2013

TakeLessons.com Spring Sale - 20% Off All Lesson Packages!

Thinking back to my childhood I have fond musical memories.  I will never forget the moment I was assigned to play the clarinet in our middle school band.  It was such an important time in my development and taught me so much about myself and what I was capable of.

I want to pay my musical passion forward to my children.  I not only want them to learn about music, I want them to learn to love music and reach their full potential.
 
But how do I help them reach their full potential, when that time comes?  I know I need help in order to help my boys.  I have started researching options to assist my children.  One option I found is called TakeLessons.com.

TakeLessons.com is available in the US and helps get students and their families in touch with private music teachers and even academic tutors and arts instructors.  Don't worry if you don't have time to get your child over to a tutor.  TakeLessons.com offers three different types of instruction.  You can chose to have the instructor come to your home, or in Studio lessons or have your child receive tutoring Online.  Yes, Online.  All you need is a computer with webcam, a Skype account and a good internet connection.

TakeLessons.com has been around since 2006 and have worked with over 30,000 students.  So they are obviously doing something right.  I was thrilled to read that every instructor has to go through and pass an extensive interview, training and an annual criminal background check.  How is that for peace of mind?  As a parent it is very reassuring.  So, they use quality instructors and make the billing process easy for over 30 different lesson types offered.  And along with the billing process, there are NO Long term commitments.  So you can change your schedule, teacher and even instrument type at anytime.  This is backed with a 100% Money Back Guarantee.  So what are you waiting for?

 If the time is right for you and your children you need to take advantage of and Amazing Spring Sale at TakeLessons.com.
 
 
They are offering 20% off all lesson packages through April 1, 2013 just use SPRINGMUSIC when checking out.  You can can use the SPRINGMUSIC code when booking online or scheduling over the phone at 855-334-1831.  Just make sure to tell your Student Counselor over that phone that you have a discount code, so you don't miss out on this great offer and deal!  


Disclosure : TakeLessons.com sponsored post campaign

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Win 3 months of Natural Products from Conscious Box! $59 Value

I received the most amazing opportunity earlier today.

I was contacted by Conscious Box.  They offered to giveaway a 3 month Conscious Box subscription to one of my lucky bloggy friends.  What a HUGE value....$59!!  Keep reading to find out how to enter to be the one lucky winner!
 
First let me tell you a little about what Conscious Box is.

Conscious Box helps each and every person who receives a box to discover the healthiest, purest natural products from the world's most ethical companies.  A Conscious Box will open your mind and eyes to health food, non-toxic home goods and natural beauty products.  Typically each box will allow you to discover and meet between 10 and 20 ethical companies and their products.

How do you receive a box?  First create a Free profile, which only takes a minute (plus it counts for an entry into the giveaway below).  After creating a profile you can subscribe to this fun and affordable why to experience new products each and every month.  First you select your duration...which means how long do you want to sign up to receive a Conscious Box.   And then you have to select the type of box you want to receive including Classic, Vegan or Gluten Free.  It is that simple.  Each month costs 19.95 which includes shipping.

I forgot to mention once you create your Free Conscious Box profile you can earn "points" for leaving feedback and reviews and sharing your love of Conscious Box.  The points you earn can help you buy your favorite items you have received at incredible discounts.

Now is the perfect time to subscribe to Conscious Box as Earth Day is right around the corner and I received word that they are going to have the most amazing Earth Day Box!!  So get busy and subscribe today.  And if you do use the code: LOVELIFE and receive a 25% discount on your Conscious Box subscription!!  And if you are not ready to take the plunge yet on this fun adventure...sign up below for your chance to win a 3 month subscription to Conscious Box a $59 Value! 

Good Luck and thank you Conscious Box for offering this great giveaway to my followers.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Enter the Cooper Tire My Every Day Road Trip Contest

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

Have you heard about a great new contest?  A contest that is a must enter!!  Trust me your Tires will thank you!  Yes, I said tires.  But, not just any tires…your New Cooper Tires that you may win in the….

Cooper Tire's My Every Day Road Trip Contest Sweepstakes

This fun and creative contest started March 1, 2013, but there is still time to enter; as it is scheduled to end March 29, 2013.

Simply be a fan of Cooper Tire on Facebook and enter your not-so-every day road trip story.  I know we all have at least one GOOD one.  And if you are not a great writer, don’t let that stop you.  You can submit a photo or a video sharing the story of your eventful road trip.  I know I have so very fun and cute photos of my 3 boys during many different road trips we have taken over the years. 

Well, I had better get busy and head over to Cooper Tire’s Facebook page, and I hope I will see you over there.  As guess what?  The top written story wins a $100 gift card to use toward gas for one week.  And the highest rated photo entry will win a $500 gift card to use towards gas for one month.

Just remember the lucky winners will be selected based on things like originality, creativity and their passion, compelling content and love for Cooper Tires.

Did you know Cooper Tire was founded back in 1913?  They specialize in the manufacture, design, marketing and sales of car and light truck tires.  Cooper Tires has created tires not just for your vehicle; they have created tires for your family.  They want to be part of your journey and make your live a memorable road trip.  So with a track record like that what is there not to love?

Once the entry phase is complete, don’t forget to stop back by Cooper Tire’s Facebook page and vote for your favorite of the top five video finalists (who will each win a set of four New Cooper tires) This final phase of the competition starts April 15, 2013.  You can vote daily and for each vote you cast, you will be entered automatically to win a Road Trip Kit.  The Kit includes a ton of prizes like $100 Cooper Tire auto service voucher, $50 gas card, $50 iTunes gift card and Cooper Gear. 

Guess what the grand prize winner of the video competition will win?  This lucky person will win a $5,000 gift card to use towards gas for one year!

The top five video finalists will each win a new set of four Cooper tires and advance to the final phase of the competition. In the final phase, Cooper Tire Facebook fans will be encouraged to vote for their favorite Every Day Road Trip video, to help determine the final winner. The video with the combined highest score and most votes will be awarded a gift card for $5,000 toward gas for one year to fuel their daily drive.

Why are you still reading this post?  Head on over and like Cooper Tire on Facebook and get busy with your entry!  Don’t forget to stop back by April 15 and vote daily!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Join in the LYSOL Healthing Initiative #Healthing

Are you cleaning or Healthing?

Now the spring has sprung, officially I want to share the new mission of LYSOL. 

The LYSOL Healthing Initiative.  This entire mission is focused on keeping families as healthy as possible.  I know personally from being a busy mom of three young boys, I would love to learn more to keep my family healthy.  I believe we can all continue to learn new ways to adopt a healthier overall lifestyle.

I love that LYSOL is embracing their new concept of Healthing.  It centers around looking beyond just cleaning and ensuring the the necessary steps are taken to stay well and to keep your family well.

I know I was curious to find out what extra steps I could take to introduce my family into Healthing.  I visited LYSOL's Healthing Initiative webpage first.  It was very easy and fun to navigate around.  And being a social media junkie and also found Lysol on Facebook too.  You can also visit these very useful sites to learn more about Healthing.

I learned the important difference between cleaning and disinfecting.  Which I never really thought about how different they are.  Disinfecting kills the germs on commonly touched surfaces which can lower the risk of spreading viruses and bacteria between your family and friends.  Both are necessary in Healthing process.  Learn more with the Free Healthing Guidebook.

LYSOL and tv personality Giuliana Rancic are taking Healthing seriously by partnering together to visit YMCA's in selection locations across the country.  During the visits LYSOL will provide the lucky to attend with hands on education about the steps and products required to help improve hygiene habits in their own homes; yet making the concepts fun and relative to children. 

LYSOL will also be given educational info and disinfecting products to the local YMCA's visited; along with a donation of a 1 year membership to a lucky and deserving family.

I think one of my favorite LYSOL products that assist my family with the Healthing Initiative is the LYSOL Healthy Touch No-Touch Hand Soap System.  It is such a safe and useful automatic soap dispenser. I leaned that it offers 10 times more the protection against germs than the leading antibacterial soap.

And I want to share my favorite Healthing Tip - Don't forget to disinfect places that you don't see or think about all the time.  I am talking about areas like door knobs, cabinet handles, refrigerator handles, cellular phones and even sink drains.  You will be amazing the first time you disinfect these areas, how dirty they are.  But, now that you have disinfected them once, you will more likely to remember to do it again and again.  So the routine of Healthing begins.
“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for LYSOL®. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”


 
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hugo The Happy Starfish - The Last Bully Book Review


 
Written by Suzy Liebermann

I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review another book in the series of Hugo The Happy Starfish.  As a few months ago I had the chance to review Hugo The Happy Starfish - The Secret To Happiness and it was amazing.

As the inside of the book jacket states...."Happiness Begins With Respect".  What a truthful statement that I only wish the world could understand.  Hopefully with the help of Hugo and his "The Last Bully" adventure we can educated our children, how negative bullying is and what a little respect and a positive attitude can do to make the world a better place.

In this vivid ocean experience, the illustrations bring to life the valuable lesson about respect and what to do if you are being bullied.

This Hugo The Happy Starfish book incorporates important character education and helps teach a small amount of the Spanish language.  The Spanish words used during the story are also included in the back of the book in the vocabulary section.  The HUGO series supports the IB Leaner Profiles and Attitudes of the International Baccalaureate Program (PYP books).

I truly enjoyed sharing this important book and message with my 3 boys.  To give you a little insight into the story line...here is what the book jacket cover shared....

"Hugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they are bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect.

By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them."

Each of my boys ages 4, 7 and 9 all appeared to understand the message in the children's book book about bullying. As a parent I feel it is important to teach respect and in turn help our children learn respect so when the are put into a situation where they are being bullied or witness someone else being bullied they will get help.

I am so passionate about this message that I am planning on having my school aged boys bring this book to school to share.  As I feel it helps address bullying in schools. 

I highly recommend this book to all and for more info on this book and the author you can go to www.MyStarfish.org.  And I also wanted to share the great news that as of the ended of February 2013 the 1st Hugo book The Secret To Happiness is available in 7 different languages through Amazon EBooks.

Remember this important message....

DON'T BULLY!
 
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.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Enter to Win nuNAAT GOGO (Give One, Get One) Giveaway!

I have Big News to Share with all my Followers and the Change to win a HUGE Giveaway thanks to nuNAAT!

It is the.....

nuNAAT GOGO (Give One, Get One) Giveaway!

 
Enter for your chance to win TWO sets of the products I just recently tried and enjoyed...click here to read my review from nuNAAT – one for you and one to give to a friend!
 
When entering, be sure to select my blog “Fishful Thinking” from the drop-down menu so they know who sent you.


The nuNAAT NAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection is great for ALL HAIR TYPES, and works especially well to protect your hair and keep it healthy if you like to style using heat (with a blow dryer or flat iron)! One lucky winner will receive the following products with an estimated retail value of $65:

- 2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Shampoo

- 2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Conditioner

- 2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask

- 2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor

- 2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine


TO ENTER: Visit the nuNAAT Facebook page

The Contest runs from March 23, 2013 until April 13, 2013

The lucky winner will be announced April 15, 2013 by e-mail. If response from winner is not received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

ELIGIBILITY: Giveaways are open to readers 18 years or older with U.S. or Canada shipping addresses only (no PO boxes). For my international readers, you may enter and if you win, we can send the prize to person of your choice with U.S. or Canada shipping address.

No purchase necessary to enter or win.
 
Good Luck and don't forget to select that Fishful Thinking sent you!

DaddyScrubs "I'm The Daddy" Long Sleeve Tee Giveaway / Review $29.95 Value


Who's the Daddy?

I know know my hubby is a very proud Daddy and was thrilled that we were selected again by Daddy Scrubs to review and giveaway away another one of there amazing products offered for purchase online.

Check out this high quality Long Sleeved Tee with the catch phrase blazing on the back of this tee...

I'm The Daddy

I was delighted to see DaddyScrubs have kept on top of their game with this long sleeve tee.  I am certain it is going to hold up for a very long time and through a lot of washes (which any new parent knows...babies love to spit up, drool, have potty accidents and so much more....on your clothes....which requires a lot of extra washing).

Each I'm The Daddy Long sleeve shirt is made of 100% preshrunk cotton jersey knit material.  And from personal experience my hubby's shirt did not shrink a bit after repeated washes (and also did not fade).

I love that the sleeves and bottom hem are double needle stitches for extra strength and durability.  Along with the strength goes along softness too.  This shirt is so comfy.  Who knows my hubby may find me sleeping in it some night. lol 
The tapered shoulders and neck make for a nice fit.  This shirt is available in blue and black and in sizes...Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, and 3X Large.  At $29.95 a shirt....this price is a very affordable.  What a huge value considering the quality and workmanship of this shirt.  And one lucky winner will get to see that first hand.

And if you don't want to wait and see if you are the winner...use the coupon code BLOG13 when you place an order online at DaddyScrubs and receive a 10% discount!  Thank you Daddy Scrubs for such a generous offer!

If you have never seen my other reviews and great giveaways for Daddy Scrubs.  Check out this great video which helps explain how this great company was born....
So if you are a parent or will soon be....DaddyScrubs is a must visit site for your unique, high quality and fun Daddy items!  Check them out today and don't forget to use the coupon code  BLOG13 to receive your 10% discount!
 
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.

Body Works Functional and Naturally Effective Beverage Shots Review





Look at the amazing product line I received to review from Body Works!!!  They sent me their entire line of functional beverage shots.  Including Energy, Sport, Sleep, Relax and Perform Under Pressure.  How is that for an amazing shot collection!  I am certain at least one of these shots  have peaked your interest.

I was thankful to see Body Works has a staff of nutritionists, doctors and fitness experts that help put together the perfect formulas for each and every shot.  All the shots contain natural herbs, vitamins and amino acids.  But I need to make sure and let you know the two important things Body Works shots do not have....No Calories...That is right 0 Calories and No Sugar! *Make sure to shake each shot well before enjoying* and *make sure to not exceed two shots within an 8 hour period*

I must admit my favorite shot, being the fitness guru that I am, was the Sport Shot.
The Sport Shot was easy to drink (only 2.5 oz.).  It had a nice and light fruity flavor.  Body Works recommends enjoying a Sport Shot as a pre or post workout beverage.  I enjoyed mine 15 minutes before a workout.  As Body Works Sport Shot is developed to give you energy and focus to help you body work out at its peak.  This shot does contain caffeine and I did notice its effects.  It made me feel very amped up and ready to push my workout to the next level.

The Energy Shot gave me the same effects as the Sport Shot.  It also contains caffeine, but other vitamins and amino acid to help create a great energy shot that doesn't make you jittery.  And since I am talking about one of the ingredients of the Energy Shot, I love how Body Works has created their website which makes it easy to navigate and learn what is contained in each and every shot.

The Wellness Shot will help get your blood flowing.  Yes, it will for 12 hours.  This shot was developed with FruitFlow that helps to maintain a healthy blood flow.  I didn't notice much of a physical change with this shot as the others and no negative side effects.

Perform Under Pressure Shot... This shot was very calming.  It is suppose to help get rid of "the butterflies in your stomach".  I definitely could see that.  I was calming, but didn't make me sleepy.  It just took the edge off, if that makes sense.

The Relax and Unwind Shot, did just as its name states...I found this perfect to enjoy after a crazy day at work.  It helps bring you down, but not sedating. 

And when you are ready to give in and get some sleep the Body Works Sleep Shot.  The perfect combination of quality ingredients to help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake feeling fulling refreshed and not sluggish.  It did just that for me.

Thank you Body Works for offering such a wide variety of beverage shots to meet anyone's specific daily needs.  And I noticed on Body Works website, all US purchases qualify for....FREE Shipping.

Learn more about Body Works on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
 
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.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Healthier, Cute and Fun Easter Basket Ideas thanks to Annie's Homegrown

Did you realize Easter is just around the corner!!!
 
Are you ready? 

Have you made your purchases for the Easter Bunny's arrival?

I don't know about you, but Easter seems to be one of the most unhealthy holidays around.  Can you say...Candy...Candy....Chocolate...and more Sugar!!

But...I want to turn over a healthier leaf this Easter!  I want our Easter Bunny to think and make better treat choices.

And we can do that!  Thanks to the help of Annie's Homegrown.  They have shared the most amazing and fun ideas to make this Easter not a sugar-laden event.

It is going to be a special and fun Easter Morning at our house (and yes, I still may have the Easter Bunny leave a little chocolate behind).

Look at these amazing, tasty and healthier Carrots I am going to create and use to fill my boys Easter Baskets (These would also be great for a classroom treat).
photo provided by Annie's Homegrown
All you need is Annie's Homegrown Organic Cheddar Bunnies, some cone shaped plastic baggies and green ribbon.  Simple...Easy...Healthy!  These Organic Cheddar Bunnies are low in saturated fat, no cholesterol, no sugar added and 0g trans fat.

I must admit Annie's Homegrown products are perfect anytime of the year, but ideal for Easter and Spring.  How perfect...Annie's mascot Bernie is a Bunny!!



I am also planning on stuffing their baskets and eggs with Annie's Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks.  I don't know about you by my kids are fruit snack crazy.  And they can go crazy this Easter as Annie's Homegrown fruit snacks are made with real fruit juice and are vegan and gelatin free.  Plus, they get 100% of their Vitamin C. 

I must admit I am planning on making sure the Easter Bunny doesn't forgot me.  Annie's Homegrown fruit snack flavors are out of this world.  If you have never tried them, you MUST....Tropical Treat, Berry Patch, Sunny Citrus, Summer Strawberry, Grapes Galore, and Pink Lemonade!!

Oh...don't forget about Annie's Homegrown Honey Bunny Grahams which are an excellent source of calcium with no saturated fat or cholesterol.  They will have to make an appearance too.
 
"Hoppy" Easter Everyone!!

Learn more about Annie's Homegrown via:

Disclaimer:
I was provided with a free sample 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 or in return for the free product.
 

Lucky and Radar make a difference in our Dog Loving family


Ever since childhood I have always had at least one dog by my side (other than when I was in college).  I can’t image life without my furry friends.  They have made and continue to make such a huge difference in my family and my personal life. 

I am honored that I am able to allow my own children the enjoyment of having two wonderful dogs in our home.  I hate to even call them dogs.  They are named Lucky and Radar and are part of our family. 

Our furry family members help to teach my family about responsibility and unconditional love.  Every morning it is my boys’ responsibility to get up and feed and give Lucky and Radar their vitamins.  Then they let them out for their morning potty break. 

As soon as they walk in the door, Lucky and Radar are there to greet them and find out how their day was.  If it was challenging, somehow our two faithful friends sense that and want to stay close to make the hurt go away. 

Lucky and Radar are also perfect play mates and teach our boys how to play nicely and get much needed exercise.  I love the giggles and screams of excitement that come from our very active backyard when everyone is outside playing on the soon to be nice spring days.  It makes me remember my childhood and the importance of thinking beyond our needs.

And I almost forgot Lucky and Radar help our entire family to keep things I prospective.  When things seem like they are at their worst.  They are always the first two to give you a “shifty eyed” look and a big wet kiss…I have never met a person who that doesn’t make smile. 

The day our family is without a four legged friend, will be a terribly sad day.  That is why I have two so hopefully we will always have a companion at our side.  After losing our amazing family member Lady years ago, we were fortunate enough to have rescued Lucky from a poor home only months before.  So when Lady unexpectedly passed we were able to enjoy the comfort from Lucky and help to comfort him along our grief journey.  But, I believe that is how it should be….Dogs are meant to steal your heart and become an actual family member.  Everyone should own a dog.  I would love to hear your dog stories.

This post is underwritten by our partner Dog Fence DIY, the most affordable resource for wireless dog fencing.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tree Hut Tropical Mango Shea Sugar Body Scrub Giveaway / Review


I am laughing out loud as I start to write my review and get to spoil one of my lucky readers with a fantastic giveway prize. Are you thinking I have officially lost it?  Why is this blogger, laughing as she types? Well, it is because I am thinking if I should start this review out with a warning.  And you know what I think I will.   Here is goes...
WARNING!! WARNING!!!

This product is not to be eaten!  I know it smells amazing and fresh...But it is for your skin...not for your tummy!!! Trust me I was tempted to lick my fingers, but I refrained! I am talking about the most amazing body scrub I have EVER used (scouts honor)!

Tree Hut Tropical Mango Shea Sugar Body Scrub I must confess, as you can tell by my warning.   If I wouldn't have know what Sugar Body Scrub was after opening up my delightful jar of Tropical Mango Shea Sugar Body Scrub and smelling the most fresh and summery aromas filling the air...I would have gotten a spoon out, no my finger and took a big dollop out of the jar and enjoyed a lick....yes, enjoyed until the gritty texture made me realize...Hey, stupid!  This is not for eating it is for pampering your skin! After looking at some of the ingredients of this Made in the USA beauty product, no wonder why it smells delicious!  Mango Puree.....Certified Organic Shea Butter....Orange Oil....Sweet Almond Oil....Macadamia See Oil....Evening Primrose Oil....Safflower Seed Oil.... and Avocado Oil.
 And not only does it smell delicious, it leaves your skin feeling super soft, refreshed and moisturized (or at least it did mine).  All these beautiful ingredients can help reduce sun damage, provide deep moisture, provide anti-aging properties, hydrate your skin, repair your skin and promote elasticity to name just a few. Plus, Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub is Never Tested on Animals and if Paraben free and No Formaldehyde donors. Okay let me tell you how this great Shea Sugar Body Scrub works.  Hope in a nice warm bath or shower.  Get your body nice a wet.  Then unscrew the lid of Tree Huts Tropical Mango and control your taste buds that are tempting you to take a lick. 
 Place some of the scrub in your hand and start to apply it all over your body in a circular motion.  The real grainy sugar gets rid of those yucky dead skin cells.  You are left with smooth, silky soft skin and a great fragrance. I am offically addicted to Tree Hut's Tropical Mango Shea Sugar Body Scrub.  I am such a fan I have began to stalk them via social media including....

and their Newsletter.

So are you ready to be tempted?  Do you want to be the winner of your own jar of this amazing product!!  Well you need to enter below and I wish you the best.
 
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.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

PUCCINI New Repp-Stripe Tie Giveaway / Review


My husband loves Ties!  And I must admit I love the website Bows-N-Ties.
 
I was blessed a few months ago to review and giveaway one of their ties.  It came in perfect timing for a work event my husband had to attend.  And he was able to wear is new high quality tie.
 
So what are the chances that my husband needed to dress up once again and I was selected again thanks to Bows-N-Ties to review one of their ties available in the PUCCINI's New Repp-Stripe Collection.
 
I was excited to see which of the 8 trendy colors we would receive.
The aubergine and berry-pink striped tie arrived perfectly package to our doorstep.  And my husband and I were not disappointed.  This is the perfect tie for any occasion.
We were able to see and feel the quality of construction with this stunning men's tie.  All the seams were stitched flawlessly.  I couldn't believe is wasn't silk, as it looks and feels just like it.  PUCCINI ties are crafted from a unique microfiber fabric that look and feels the same as silk, but is more wrinkle and stain resistant.  How perfect, especially since our boys love to touch, "Daddy's new tie". 
 
I visited Bows-N-Ties.com to learn more about the new line of PUCCINI ties.  I loved that each tie featured two unique colors combined in a contemporary striped design.  And guess what the price of these beautiful ties are? 
 
Go ahead and guess!!!
 
ONLY $9.90 each!  For that price you can purchase more than one.  And if the PUCCINI line doesn't tickle your fancy.  You have got to check out all the other ties available for purchase at reasonable and even affordable prices.  I saw a few of the ties for under $6!!!
 
I am certain you will be pleased how simple and easy Bows-N-Ties.com is easy to navigate.  You can find the exact tie to met your needs quick and easy.  You can even narrow down your search by color of tie, special sizes and accessories.
 
So how do you think my hubby looks ready for his big debut in his new PUCCINI tie, thanks to Bows-N-Ties?
 
 
I am bias, but I think he looks handsome. 
 
So who want to win a New Ties from Bows-N-Ties.com?

Enter below for your chance to win and good luck!
 
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.

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection for all hairtypes Review - So what do I think?


Can you hear that?

Well can you?

Yes, it is peace and quiet.

 
My children are all fast asleep and I am now going to sneak into the bathroom and indulge my hair with some tendering loving care, thanks to the NAAT Brazilian Keratin collection.  They sent me their entire collection to review.
 
NAAT Brazilian Keratin collection in made to restore and intensify your hair's nutritional balance.  It was created for all different hair types.  Which is great if you share your hair care products with others.
 
I know my hair is in constant need of attention, especially with the dry air of winter upon us.
 
This collection is made to stay in your hair longer with its exclusive Green Keratin formula.  The longer NAAT Brazilian Keratin can stay in your hair the better it can hydrate and make it vibrant.  What a great way to show off that natural and healthy shine that all of our hair is capable of, if we take care of it. 
 
Okay and I off to pamper myself....Keep reading for further details...
I am back and let me tell you about my experiences.
 
The NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Shampoo was very thin, so be careful when using the convenient press top opening.  It lathered nicely and rinsed easily.  The smell was not my favorite, but I can get over that as this is a gentle cleansing formula that is Free from sodium chloride.  I am not a big fragrance type of person, but I think a touch of something fresh would help this shampoo immensely. 
 
I chose to use the Intensive Hair Mask, which is the HUGE tub in the above photo.  It is so thick and creamy.  It has a pleasant light floral aroma.  It was like I could feel my hair thanking me.  There is no doubt in my mind that this Hair Mask will help restore my hair's thickness and shine.  It is recommend this product be used every one to two weeks and left in your hair for ten to twenty minutes.
 
For the days I need to use other conditioner, NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Conditioner is the perfect choice.  This conditioner is easily applied with the press top opening.    It is also nice, thick and creamy and goes on smooth.  I really didn't notice any scent.  It was simple to leave on for the recommended two minutes and rinsed out easily, leaving my hair silky smooth.
 
For the added protection and to get rid of all the frizz; the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor is the answer.  It is quick and easy to apply with the press top opening; just be cautious as this Reconstructor is very liquidy and comes out fast.  It has the same fragrance issues as the shampoo.  Just apply from roots to the tip of your hair and leave it in.  With my personal experience it does help keep the fly away hairs in check, but it did weight my fine hair down. 
 
And last but not least the small bottle of NAAT Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine.
 
There is a reason for this quaint size...a little goes a long ways!  I want to say the fragrance of this serum was the best from the whole line of products.  It was nice and fruity and left my hair smelling wonderful.  This product is perfect to use in order to protect your hair from daily damage.  It can be applied as often as needed.
 
 You can connect with nuNAAT and their immense line of hair care products on their website, facebook and twitter.
  
 
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.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Zaggora Hot Pants - Lose Inches While You Workout Fitness Clothing 2 Week Challenge Review

 
I took the 2 Week Challenge!

Size Small Hot Pants +
 
2 Weeks later - after wearing my Zaggora Hot Pants during all my workouts...
= I have lost 1/2" from my waist and 1" from my hips!!
Temperature Increase = Calorie Burn = Maximise Results!
 
I guess I had better explain what ZAGGORA is and my thoughts on this unique, or should I say revolutionary workout clothing.
 
ZAGGORA works by using Celu-Lite Technology.  This patent pending technology uses multi-layer fabric that catches your body's natural heat during exercise which helps you burn more calories.

Studies have confirmed that exercising in Zaggora Hotwear can increase calorie burn.

Well, I can tell you from personal experience after receiving my sample of Hot Pants 2.0 Shorts to review...There is a reason they call them "Hot Pants".  Oh my God do they make you sweat and sweat and sweat.  I will admit I am addicted to working out.  And I push myself to the limit almost everyday...so the first time I wore my Zaggora Hot Pants, I actually had sweat running down my calves.  It was so nasty, but in the same breath it felt so good.  I knew I had to be burning those extra calories.

I was surprised what my Hot Pants felt like.  The only way I can describe them is they remind me of a scuba suit.  And trust me when you open your package from Zaggora with your Hotwear inside, be prepared for a terrible rubber smell.  It is the worst, but after a few washes it goes away. 

Speaking of washing Zaggora Hotwear.  When I first received my Hot Pants is was suggested that you hand wash them in cold water and let them dry.  I did this faithful, as trust me after a workout..they needed a shower!  But, it was a pain the hinny.  Now I just learned on Zaggora's Facebook page you can wash Zaggora Hotwear in your washing machine on cold!  You can find Zaggora on Twitter and Pinterest too.  I am so excited and can't wait to try that out.  

When I selected my size of Zaggora Hot Pants, I had to double check the sizing.  And please make sure you do the same.  I typically wear a size Medium.  But in Zaggora I wear a small.  And I actually think I could have gotten away with a XSmall as the bottom of the shorts sometimes bag away slightly from my thighs.  Don't be shocked by the price of Zaggora.  They are a little pricey, but well worth it.  Like the pair of Hot Pant 2.0 shorts...cost $72.

I like the feeling of wearing my Hot Pants.  I feel like it gives me extra support.  They do ride up high on my torso, but that is fine with me.  It makes me sweat even more.  And as you can see by the beginning of my post...they melt away the inches too.

I can't wait to try out the Hoodie Body Blazer.  It looks cute and so functional.

Thank you Zaggora for this opportunity.  It has been amazing.  My body also thanks you.

Everyone make sure to visit Zaggora's website and sign up for Zaggora Newsletter - just click on the tab labeled "be the first to try our new products".  Now you won't miss out on any great deals or giveaways.
 
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fat Chance! The No-Going-Back Weight Loss Workbook Giveaway / Reveiw $25 Value

Where are you in  your weight loss journey? 
 
Are you just beginning or in the middle of the trek?
 
Or are you on the fence...you know you need to lose those extra pounds but don't know where to begin?
 
Are you succeeding or stumbling along?

If you have been following my weight loss and physical fitness journey, you know that I am nearing the finish line...but honestly I will be always a work in progress...and I am okay with that.

So no matter where you are at in your weight-loss experience...or should I say making healthier choices for yourself and family...

I am thrilled to have been given the chance to review a great "ass"est (no pun intended) to assist with my weight loss and health management...


and I am certain this workbook will become a favorite of yours too. 

PLUS....1 Very Lucky USA person is going to win their own hard copy of the Fat Chance! The No-Going-Back Weight Loss Workbook...Keep ready for your chance to enter to win.

I totally understand if you don't want to wait and see if you are going to be the winner.  You can purchase your own Fat Chance! book right now on Amazon or Shopping Moa and get busy thinking like a slim person.

Yes, I said a slim person.  Fat Chance! focuses on forgetting how fat people diet and refocusing on how slim people eat.  My first thought was..."Wow, why didn't I think of that?"  What a great and innovative approach to what can be a very challenging and frustrating battle.  The battle to get healthy and lose those extra pounds for good!

I must say I LOVE the fact that Fat Chance! is not a diet!  I HATE the word diet...it sounds so dirty and horrible.  That word alone I feel can set a person up for failure from the get go.

So that being said,... "Fat Chance! is A 'simply no diet' weight loss workbook with 12-week-program for permanent healthy lifestyle. "

Fat Chance! will teach you and I over 12 weeks to change our thinking, habits and lifestyle forever!!  This education and mind set transformation will allow for gradual and slow weight loss.  Like I say.."Slow and Steady wins the race!".  The gradual and slow weight loss will help to make it permanent with your new healthy lifestyle.

I love how this work book is based on a very holistic approach.  So there is no negative thoughts or actions...only putting into place new and effective good habits and strategies. 

Fat Chance!  has a great and supportive Facebook page where you can see how others are using the novel workout to succeed.

I love how hands on this workbook is.  And the fun way it is laid out. 
It makes me want to open it everyday and see what positive changes are in store.  I also like how each and every page can be customized to make it work for me.  Plus, it can be used in conjunction with any other sensible and reputable eating programs...like Nutrisystem that I personally just finished a few months ago. 


I think Fat Chance! helps keep me accountable to myself, by making me slow down and think about the choices I make each and everyday.  It really does, because the thought of writing down what I has accomplished for the day, keeps me motivated to stay on track.  And the more you do something positive, the easier it is the next day and the next.  And before you know it, these positive changes have become your new healhty way of life.

So get busy thinking like a slim person and start your life changing journey today!

Good Luck and I hope you are the winner of this amazing workbook!
 
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.



Sinai Gourmet Habanero Hot Sauce Review

Get your heat on this winter....
 
With the help of.....
 
Sinai Gourmet All Natural Habanero Hot Sauce
 
A few months ago I found Sinai Gourmet on Facebook. (They are on Twitter too.) I was intrigued by their product description.
 
As they shared via Facebook, how their products are locally made in Canada and contain NO artificial preservatives or ingredients.  But...the kicker was that Sinai Gourmet Hot Sauces are not pickled, vinegary or fermented.  Okay after reading that I wondered how it would compare to the hot sauces my husband and I are use to enjoying.
 
Well when our sample arrived a few weeks ago...all my intrigue and questions were answered...like a ray of sunshine coming through the clouds...
 
Finally a hot sauce that allows the natural heat and beauty of all the freshest ingredients to shine through.  A hot sauce that embraces Mother Nature's master plan, that allows us to use ingredients grown naturally to enhance our recipes and lives.
 
My husband, couldn't wait to dive right into this jar of Sinai Gourmet Habanero Original Hot Sauce.  I fell in love with the bright beautiful natural colors of the ingredients like the fresh pepper winning combination of Habanero, Jalapeno and Chillies.  And to enhance these spicy peppers...fresh herbs, spices, virgin olive oil and garlic.
 
The texture of Sinai Gourmet Habanero hot sauce pleased our tongues.  It has a wonderful mouth feel.  It is not chunky by any means, but it is definitely not smooth.  As in the story of the 3 Little Bears..."It is just right!".
 
The Habanero hot sauce is not for the faint of heart.  It has a powerful kick with a follow up punch. (Eye watering...but "Oh, so GOOD!")  But, don't let that scare you.  You can tame down this beast by incorporating it into food, instead of enjoying it straight from the jar (make sure to DON'T double dip..as since no preservatives are used this natural hot sauce is vulnerable to contamination).
 
Remember to keep your Sinai Gourmet Hot Sauces in the fridge...as they are all natural.  And once you open the jar it should be enjoyed within 3 months...But, I know at our house that deadline was easily met.
 
You can purchase your own jar of Sinai Gourmet Habanero Hot Sauce or any of their other varieties online.  
 
 
So many hot choices...so little time!
 
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample 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 or in return for the free product.