Thursday, November 6, 2014

The "new" length of Giveaways

I have been pondering this for awhile now. I remember when I started blogging a couple years ago... ok like 4 years ago, when you entered a giveaway you had maybe 10 chances tops.. Now you have more then a 100. I know I do not have to enter them all, but I would like a fair chance at winning like everyone else.

Do you feel it is necesaary to have so many chances to enter? I get that there are many giveaways that have a lot of bloggers participating but still if you each choose one Social Media site instead of all then the entry form would be so much shorter.   It just seems out of control that in order to get all entries possible I have to comment on 10 blogs, like 20 on Facebook, Follow 30 on Pintrest and then like 40 on Twitter. Not to mention all the vote for me choices and comments that you are asked to make. Why not keep it simple? One comment and one Social Media per blog and throw in a couple votes.

Sigh.. Maybe I am just the minority in wanting things to be simple. or maybe that is why my blog does not have great traffic like some others.

So anyway.. does anyone want to enter a giveaway? Perhaps you would like a $25 credit for Thirty One?

If anyone is interested in earning more free products over the holidays, please let me know. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Allergy Tips From Children's Claritin

I never used to have to worry about allergies, but about 5 years ago when I moved south I was suddenly hit with headaches, itchy eyes and a runny nose. Allerges at their worst. I know also have two chidlren who suffer from seasonal allergies.Thanks to Children's Claritin Big J, Little J and I are able to overcome our allergies and get back to living life to its fullest. (I have found that Children's Claritin is actually the only thing that provides me with relief from my allergies.)
Back to School Allergy Tips
1. Be sure to have Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand!
2. Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your
child’s daily routine.
3. Let there be light! Mold doesn't like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day. Should be easy
during the summer months!
4. Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria? Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow
your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary.
5. Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms. Be sure to remove laundry from the washing
machine promptly. Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer means mold can quickly grow there.
6. Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly. Dry, windy days
can be particularly high in pollen.
7. Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens
from body surfaces and hair.
8. Stay hydrated! Always send your child to school with a bottle of water. Drinking lots of clear fluids through the
day can help get rid of toxins and flush out body.
9. Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the

"As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience."

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thirty One July Mystery Hostess Party

Thirty One products are so versatile. They can be used for so many things! Car trips, organizing closets, teacher gifts, new mom gifts, picnics, sports, you name it!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ZzzQuil for a Good Night's Sleep

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

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If you are like me you have nights where no matter how exhausted you are and no matter what relaxing techniques you try you end up staring at the ceiling (or tossing and turning) for hours instead of getting a good night sleep. Missing even a couple hours of sleep can leave you feeling groggy, grumpy and effects your ability to handle even simple tasks. I know that when I am tired it takes me more effort to handle every day tasks and requires a lot more energy to focus. Being an Executive Assistant who is responsible for supporting 6 Partners, focus is very important to me every day. I need to be able to focus on many things at once and remember a million things as well. Being tired hinders my ability to be the best I can be at the office not to mention at home with my children.

Some things I have spaced on lately from lack of sleep:

  • Picture day at school, which resulted in a mad dash back to the house for a dress
  • Doctor's appointments, which resulted in a mad dash to the appointment and to find work coverage

Recently I was provided a sample of ZzzQuil from P&G and since I have heard good things from friends about it I figured it was worth a try.

About ZzzQuil:

  • ZzzQuil contains diphenhydramine HCI, which is a big word for a small compound that helps you sleep. To help you stay awake and alert, your body produces histamine, a naturally occurring substance that interacts with receptors in your brain to promote wakefulness. Diphenhydramine acts as an antihistamine, which blocks your brain’s alertness to make you feel the opposite: drowsy.
  • ZzzQuil is brought to you by the makers of Vicks NyQuil, for when your only symptom is occasional sleeplessness. It’s not for colds, it’s not for pain, it’s just for sleep.
  • ZzzQuil’s active ingredient, diphenhydramine HCI, helps reduce the time it takes for you to fall asleep when you have difficulty falling asleep, so you can sleep soundly and wake up refreshed.
  • ZzzQuil is the only over-the-counter sleep-aid medication available in both Liquid (Warming Berry flavor) and LiquiCap® forms.
  • ZzzQuil is intended for adults and children 12 years of age and older. It is non-habit forming as well as safe and effective when used according to package directions.

My Experience:

ZzzQuil packaging looks like NyQuil packaging and it was great that it reminded me of a product that I have used before and liked. I can say the only thing I did not like was the taste of the liquid,  but thankfully ZzzQuil also comes in LiquiCap form. (Note I only sampled the liquid version of ZzzQuil) I will say that it did not taste as bad as I was expecting though.

I took the dose and went on to bed. A friend of mine had mentioned that in her experience if she was up and doing things ZzzQuil did not make her sleep. I think it took me ten minutes and I was fast asleep. I did wake up about 3 times during the night, which has been usual for me. However I noticed that I had no trouble falling right back to sleep. I was very happy the next morning because I woke up refreshed and not feeling groggy at all. There was none of the medicine head (you know the foggy, head in the clouds feeling you get when you take medicine) the next day and it was very easy to get out of bed and face the day.

The next time I have trouble sleeping and really need a good night sleep I will be reaching for ZzzQuil so that I can be my best the next day. If like me you have days where things are crazy, your mind won't stop and you just can't sleep give ZzzQuil a try. I know I do not regret trying it. Tweet your experience for others to hear using the hashtag #ZzzQuilNight

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Box Tops for Education - Great and Simple Way to Help Local Schools

This program is a simple and easy way to help your local school. We find Box Tops on many products that we already purchase so we are earning money for our school without spending extra money. Sign up now and link to your school to see how much they have earned. Then start CLIPPING!