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Zarbee’s Naturals

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

My husband is affected by seasonal congestion and sinus issues. In the spring, in the fall and especially if the mold counts are high. We all have issues with mold and sadly discovered it in the home we rent. Thankfully the mold guy was here today to take care of the house so maybe our suffering will be alleviated.


3 Natural Remedies that Help Hubby’s Seasonal Congestion and Sinus Issues

1. Peppermint essential oil. Hubby simply just inhales the peppermint right from the bottle.

2. Breathe Again. This we apply to our chests or throat, depending on the symptoms we are experiencing.

3. R.C. Is another one we apply to our chests.

And now Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief.


About Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief

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We like that Zarbee’s Naturals is plant based made from the plant Butterbur, and well, natural. Here are some facts to consider about Zarbee’s (taken from their website):

- Readily available in Europe, clinical studies have shown Butterbur to effectively combat congestion.

- It’s safe to use routinely; you won’t develop an intolerance.

- It won’t make you jittery or tired.

- Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief is intended for children 12 years of age and above.

What on earth is Butterbur?

It’s both a humble weed and a powerful plant. Butterbur grows wild along rivers, ditches and marshes worldwide, though ours comes from farms in Germany. Its sparse, red flowers shoot up in early spring, followed by huge, heart-shaped leaves.

Europeans have benefitted for centuries from its effective properties, but it’s less well known in the U.S. So Zarbee’s is working hard to get the word out about this great, natural solution featuring the power of natural Butterbur.

Every time anyone visits the Seasonal Relief Project website to share how Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief with Butterbur worked for them, the brand is donating to four causes that support exposure to and the protection of fresh air, including Fresh Air Fund, Children & Nature Network, and Moms Clean Air Force, and Healthy Child Healthy World. You can visit and sign up for a free sample, try it and share your experience and Zarbee’s will donate to one of the above charities! Zarbee’s is also available at CVS and Target. Remember, it is intended for children 12 and over.

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.”

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Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Review – Smiley360

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received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!”

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Cleaning just started smelling better in my house!  Many thanks to Mrs. Meyer’s brand cleaners, I no longer have a harsh chemical smell my kitchen.  It now smells of geraniums and it’s so refreshing!  All of Mrs. Meyer’s products are “cruelty free, not tested on animals and are all biodegradable. “ myers

I was happy to test of the following products all are scented in geranium:

Mrs. Meyer’s Liquid Dish Soap – At least 97% of the ingredients are naturally derived.  It has essential oils that get the grim off dishes.  Yet it is safe for you and our environment.

Mrs. Meyer’s Liquid Hand Soap – The hand soap also has essential oils that are easy and soft of your hands and it smells great!

Mrs. Meyers’s Counter Top Spray – Just spray this product on no-porous counter tops and whip away the dirt.

Mrs. Meyer’s has a wonderful line of products to choose from, including household cleaners, hand & body, laundry, and air fresheners.  You can choose from 14 different scents, ranging from radish to baby blossom.

I really enjoyed these products no only do they smell good, they clean really well also.

Mrs. Meyer’s is available online as well as your grocery store.  Head over to Mrs. Meyer’s Facebook page for great tips!

Happy Cleaning!

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React Mobile App

This is a sponsored campaign with Mums the Word Network and React Mobile. All opinions are my own.

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Have you ever felt like you need to do more to insure your family stays safe? I think we all have. React Mobile is a free safety app for Androids and iPhones that allows you to call out for help with the touch of a button if you encounter any kind of danger or safety issues!

The React Mobile App is very easy to use. All you have to do is download the app to your phone. Here are the specific features of this app:

- SOS Alerts email
- SOS via text
- SOS to Facebook and Twitter
- SOS to dedicated user console
- GPS location tracking
- 911 button/prompt
- Group SMS messages

The app will give you several options right from the get-go.

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You can sign up using your email or Facebook account. I choose to register using my email.

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At the bottom of the app you have four different choices: Map, Send SOS, Contacts (you can add your own contacts) and Send SMS Message to broadcast to your contact list.

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The SOS messaging system allows you to alert authorities, family and friends if you are in trouble or need assistance with the swipe of your finger.

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The React Mobil App even has a “Follow Me” feature and your family can follow you in real-time for those non-emergency situations where you may feel unsafe and just want to touch base with those you love. How reassuring is that? I can see this being very useful when you have teens in the house!

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There is a “Settings” feature that allows you to post your alert message to Facebook or twitter, as well as a setting to choose which country you are in. The React Mobile App is currently only available in the USA and Canada.

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To learn more about the app, check out the video below:

React Mobile Personal Safety App from Robb on Vimeo.

You can also connect with React below:

React Mobile Web site: www.ReactMobile.com
Apple iTunes Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/react-standard-edition/id522851588?mt=8
Google Play Download (available on select smartphones): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reactmobile.lite

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Depend Fit Flex – Dad Central

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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for Depend. I received products samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

By Guest Dad Blogger – Scott

Here’s another one of those taboo conversations.

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Many people have had that moment after they sneeze or just can’t hold it.  The panic sets in…. wondering….. can anyone see anything? You may have a feeling of being ashamed or just bummed because you are getting older.

I’m here to tell you. You are not alone. Millions of people suffer from incontinence.  No need to be embarrassed or ashamed.  Depend’s new Fit-Flex is here to help.

Many people expressed concerns to the Depend brand about being bulky and not being able to live life to the fullest. Depend revamped their design and with Depend Fit Flex there’s no need to slow down your active life.  Depend Fit Flex is so discreet you are able to wear your regular favorite attire and it goes unnoticed.  Making you feel more confident and able to take back your active life style!

On the Depend site there are 3 inspiring stories. My favorite is Paul’s, he is living with incontinence. When Paul first experienced bladder issues he became embarrassed. Being unable to cope with this condition, Paul’s marriage fell apart. Then he began gaining weight in his 40’s and on his 50th Birthday he made a decision. He was going to turn his life around.  He began running and his life changed after marrying his 2nd wife. She helped him cope with his incontinence and get on with his life. Paul now uses Depend Fit Flex regularly and has lost his weight gain. This is such an inspirational story in many ways.

Get on with your life!  Enjoy running, bike riding, hiking, and vacations!

Mar Jennings is known as a top lifestyles expert.  Here are a few active lifestyle tips from him.

* “Staying active is easier when you love what you do, be it hiking, horseback riding, tennis, or taking a brisk walk.  Find what calls to you and get moving!”

*  ”Have a clear vision of what you want “you” and your life to look like in six or 12 months.  Start small and think big; the results over time will be impressive.”

Don’t stop living because of bladder issues. Depend offers underwear, briefs, guards, and shields for men and women.  Click here to request a free sample.

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“Grow your Game” – Men’s ROGAINE

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“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Dad Central for ROGAINE®. I received a product sample and promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Guest Dad Blogger – Scott

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Besides worrying about getting gray some of us Dad’s also begin to worry about hair loss.  The dreaded widow’s peak is starting to make an appearance for this Dad.  I’m looking forward to using ROGAINE treatments.  As directed – I will use a half a capful of ROGAINE foam twice a day (morning and evening).  It’s a leave in formula, so make sure it’s dry before you go to bed.

Many of you may recognize Bill Rancic from “The Apprentice”.  He was not fired by Donald Trump and was the first winner of the show.  Bill came on board with ROGAINE in May 2012 and is currently serving as the brands first ever “Growth Coach”.  Bill tells about real world experiences and personal situations and not letting his hair loss get in his way.

The “Grow you Game” initiative – A few small changes in your life can give you or anyone the confidence to achieve anything.  That shock of looking in the mirror and seeing your losing hair or over weight can really take the wind out of your sails.  I’m taking back my confidence by using ROGAINE foam, eating better and getting out for a walk once a day.  Just these few extra minutes a day can make a lifetime of difference in your confidence and attitude.  Check out what Bill Rancic and 5 other men are saying about the “Grow you Game” initiative.

A few ROGAINE facts:

  • It is FDA approved and Easy to use.
  • ROGAINE is the #1 Dermatologist recommended brand for hair regrowth.

Did you know that …

“Hereditary hair loss affects up to 40% of all men and more than 15 million men admit to being concerned about the condition.”

Why not start fixing that concern today!  ROGAINE is available nationwide at food, drug and mass retailers, or even online at www.rogaine.com.

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Get Healthy with Insync Probiotic #NaturalProbiotic #shop #cbias

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Our family really strives to live a healthy lifestyle, but I want to preface that by saying we don’t do it perfectly and we are still on our journey to better health. Always room for improvement, right? Though I have to say we celebrate our two year anniversary of being cold and flu free next month! One of the ways we live healthy is taking a natural probiotic and a daily multivitamin.


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Insync Probiotic is a natural probiotic I have been taking for the past three weeks. It is available at Meijer stores in the “condition specific” section. It contains doctor recommended B. infantis’, which is a healthy probiotic bacteria that has been found to help women with irritable bowel syndrome (Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine). I have found it easy on my digestive system.


Four Things to Stay Healthy

Here are four other things to do to help maintain a healthy digestive system balance in addition to taking a natural probiotic.

1. Eating the right foods. One of my favorite fall and winter time foods is soup, especially Potato Kale Soup. It has lots of yummy veggies that keep your digestive system going.

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It looks wonderful in the above photo with all its brightly colored vegetables, and it’s how the children prefer it, but I prefer to blend it together as the recipe calls for, which makes it look not quite so appealing. It is oh-so-yummy though!

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2. Getting enough sleep is an important part of staying healthy and giving our body the rest it needs to function properly.

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3. Get enough exercise. I struggle with this one because I like to get my exercise naturally rather than go to the gym or get on exercise equipment. One of the reasons I want to live on a farm! The thing is I have so many children that usually what’s left for me is weeding the garden which no one else enjoys. Before my older two boys took it over, one of my favorite things to do in the winter was shovel snow. Exercise aids in regular bowel movements.

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4. Laughter. We are all probably familiar with the old proverb “Laughter is good medicine”, but it rings true. Exercise, laughter and having fun gets the endorphines going and reduces stress in our life. Less stress promotes good digestion and promotes good health.

For more information about Insync Probiotic, please visit:
http://www.insyncprobiotic.com
Twitter – @insyncprobiotic
Facebook – insyncprobiotic

Do you and your family take a natural probiotic to stay healthy? Have you ever heard of or tried Insync Probiotic before reading this post?

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Perfumes and Colognes

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I’m not a huge perfume fan but I have my favorite, which is also my husband’s favorite, but it is no longer made by its manufacturer. Boo hoo. I am on my last bottle of it. It’s been nearly 20 years since I bought it, at which time I bought like four of them. Let’s just say I have used it very sparingly and for mostly special occasions.

My husband doesn’t always use cologne or aftershave. Sometimes I even have to hint for him to put some on, other times he surprises me. I’ve loved my husband’s cologne since I have known him. He uses Drakkar Noir. Sigh. I get dreamy eyed smelling it on him! (blush!)

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I actually bought him some as a surprise at Christmas time since he was getting low. It was a discount fragrance and an impulse buy while grocery shopping. I’m glad I got it for him because now he can wear it more often!

Did you get any new perfume for Christmas? What is your favorite perfume or men’s cologne?

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Simple Moments with Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss & Giveaway

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Simple Moments with Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss

 

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All it took was one smell of Coffee-mate Natural Bliss and I was transported to somewhere else.  I’m usually just a cream & sugar girl.  But, all that has changed since trying Coffee-mate Natural Bliss.  Simply Put:  My favorite simple moment is coffee with Natural Bliss + my family.

Coffee-mate Natural Bliss flavors include cinnamon cream, vanilla, sweet cream, low fat vanilla, & low fat chocolate.  Check out these ingredients – I love when I can actually read them – Low fat milk, heavy cream, sugar, natural flavor. Count them, only 4 ingredients!

I tried the low fat chocolate. Just the warm smell of chocolate mixed with the coffee, was delightful! Especially during the snowstorm we had here in the Northeast recently.

Coffee-mate Natural Bliss is available at your local grocery store.

Simply Put:  My favorite simple moment is coffee with Natural Bliss + my family. Share your favorite moments with Natural Bliss on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram using #NaturalBliss.

If you click here and like Natural Bliss on Facebook you’ll get a coupon!

Take time for yourself with Coffee Mate Natural Bliss, you won’t regret it!  It’s a staple on my shopping list from now on!

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Here’s what’s in the Coffee lovers Coffee-mate giveaway package:

· Reduced value coupon for Natural Bliss (more coupons may be downloaded here on Coffee-mate’s FB page: http://on.fb.me/HuE3o0)

· $5 Target Gift Card

· Coffee Tumbler

· Vanilla Bean Scented Candle

· Italian Biscotti Cookies

Enter to win below!

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Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad – Active Faith Sports

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Less than a week before Christmas and all in the house were scurrying about, trying to come up with last minute gift ideas for mom and dad…..

Is that you? I only have a few gift cards left to get and some flowers to order (which may be already ordered by the time this post goes live!) If you have some people of faith on your gift list who are into fitness Active Faith Sports may have some gift ideas for you. I recently got my husband a pair of “basketball” shorts as most of his are nearly 20 years old – I don’t know how that man retains clothing that long! Guess he bought quality clothes that lasted.

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We found the Active Faith Sports basketball shorts to run big. Robert likes them longer since he is tall, but the large are big on him. Not so much in the waist as the legs. My husband says they feel nice and are comfortable just baggier than he usually wears and prefers. He has super thin legs though! They’d probably be fine on a larger framed man. The material is breathable and decent quality. I cannot say how they wash up since my husband doesn’t usually wear shorts in the winter and he’s not part of a fitness center or gym. If I remember, I will try to update this post to reflect laundering come spring time.

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Please note his model pose in his hand…goofy man…he makes me laugh though! Couldn’t mess too long with the photos because he told me to hurry up because he was cold!

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Prices for Active Faith Sports are in the middle range. Not cheap, not super expensive. They are hosting 12 days of Christmas deals. Each day something new is on sale so if anything strikes your fancy be sure to visit their website for the daily Christmas sales.

Active Faith Sports also offers women’s wear and kids wear. Perfect for a physically active family. And of course the whole goal of Active Faith Sports is to allow Christians in sports to share their faith with others, thus the name “Active Faith.” A company worthy of mentioning and supporting this Christmas season.

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Airborne from Smiley360

received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!

Airborne can support your immune system.  It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and herbs.  Airborne contains no preservative and is gluten free.

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Airborne Kids offers a blast of Vitamin C with flavored citrus and berry gummies.  It has an herbal blend including Echinacea & Ginger, with antioxidants.

 

 

 

 

 

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Airborne Chewable Tablets also have Vitamin C.  No water is needed for these berry flavored chewables.  These taste great for vitamins.

 

 

 

 

 

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Airborne Effervescent Tables need to be dissolved in water.  One Effervescent Tablet has 1,000 mg of Vitamin C!  It’s zesty orange flavor also tastes good.

 

 

 

 

 

Besides these few kinds I received, Airborne is also available in lozenges, Airborne plus Energy, and Hot Soothing Mix.  Don’t let me forget Airborne On-The-Go.

Here’s what’s in Airborne products:

Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium, a variety of herbs, & Echinacea.

Click here for a $1.00 coupon!  Don’t forget to visit Airborne’s Facebook and Twitter pages!

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