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Think World Vision this Mother’s Day

April 22, 2016

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This Mother’s Day, think about how you can globally help children. World Vision is committed to helping children and mothers around the world.

What can you do differently this Mother’s Day?

Teach your own children about cultures and other countries. Take a moment to learn about a new location together. Find out about its families, its way of living and what it likes to eat. I can see making a family adventure right in the comfort of your own home. Pick a location at random or choose one you always wanted to know about. Do online research. Ask your children what they want to know about. Make it a game to hunt for the answers. Make it about fun and fascinating facts!

Read a story book about a faraway place. Take some time to discuss the differences in how we live and explore how they live.

Learn about different foods in other regions of the world – Not all locations have grocery stores. Find out how they get foods, or grow them.

For the ultimate in a Mother’s Day Gift – Sponsor a child. Sign up with World Vision to sponsor a child as a family. Choose whether to help a boy or girl. Share what your donations will be doing to help this child and its effects. Let them know about the changes your help will bring. Clean water, bed nets, education and much more. Let a child be a child!

Your sponsorship is a one on one relationship with the child you selected to help. You will receive updates about your sponsored child. You can communicate directly with them. Send packages, emails or even take a family trip to visit. Each dollar donated make more then $1.30 in impact. Support a child and you are supporting the community. Let them grow and thrive.

For more information about how Child Sponsorship works, visit World Vision today. Open your heart this Mother’s Day. World Vision wants all children to be cared for. Find out how you can help.

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BlueAvocado (re)zip Bags Giveaway – closed

April 2, 2014

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What do you (re)zip? I am excited about BlueAvocado bags. I was introduced to these little gems recently. This is one of the most useful green ideas I have seen in a long time. BlueAvocado (re)zip bags are very handy.

The (re)zip bags come in a variety of sizes. What makes them so special is they can be used over and over again!

They are:

Reusable

Washable

Durable

Lead Free

The (re)zip reusable storage bags can replace plastic bags in lunches. Replacing plastic bags helps reduce waste. The lunch bag has a zipper on top, is see through and made of FDA-Grade Peva film. The generous size makes it perfect for sandwiches, veggies or other munchies. After use, it is simple to clean the (re)zip bag. They are top shelf dishwasher washable! Let them air dry to be ready for the next use.

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The BlueAvocado (re)zip bags come in a nice assortment of sizes. TSA travel size, bulk storage size, snack size, lunch sleeves and more. They come in handy for lots of things! I have been using a large travel bag for my travel cosmetic bag. I like it because it can be washed! No more worrying about something getting messy inside. My husband loves the sandwich bag size. He carries some healthy munchies in his backpack. Because it is a reusable bag, he remembers to bring it home for refilling. Using the (re)zip bags has saved money by bringing his own lunch and by not having to buy more plastic bags! I can’t wait to see just how long they last! By using a (re)zip lunch bag just twice weekly – it can save 100 + disposable bags per year! Think of the cost savings and the planet savings.

Another awesome BlueAvocado product I am loving is the (eco) hip pod collapsible bag. It collapses in to a small little pouch but opens up to a handy shopping carryall. It can hold up to 20 pounds. The (eco) hip pod is made from 50% post consumer recycled bottle fabric. Wow that is keeping more waste from hitting the landfills. BlueAvocado is all about reducing and reusing! The very useful (eco) hip pod comes in 5 colors. I have the Red microdot and it is so cute. The compact size and the light weight makes it easy to keep in my purse. I have used it on several occasions and it really holds a lot. I wish I had about 3 more!

You can order these helpful bags from BlueAvocado online. The prices are reasonable and think of the plastic bag cost savings.

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Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a set of (re)zip bags and an (eco) hip pod bag!

Thanks very much BlueAvocado!

Giveaway ends on 4/16/2014 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Blue Avocado for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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Disney D23 Expo – Sneak Peek of Disney’s Planes #D23Expo

July 12, 2013

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Get your Mickey Ears ready! A fan favorite is coming from Disney. The D23 Expo will be happening at the Anaheim Convention Center starting August 9th. It is a long time Disney dream for me to attend.

I am very excited to be going to the Disney D23 Expo. I am a huge Disney fan with many favorite movies and characters. My favorite Disney movie is Pinocchio. My favorite Disney character is Ariel, The Little Mermaid.

The D23 Expo will be featuring a sneak peek of the 3D movie Disney’s Planes at 3PM in the Arena of Anaheim Convention Center. Attendees of the D23 Expo can see this special screening and perhaps a few surprise special guests!

PLANES

An action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure from Disneytoon Studios, Disney’s Planes will take flight in theaters nationwide August 9. Dusty Crophopper dreams of competing as a high-flying racer, but he’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps him train to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

For more information about D23 expo visit www.D23Expo.com.

Many thanks to D23 Expo for providing the information.

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Fun in the Sun: In Style with Girls 4 Sport

May 22, 2013

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I have been on a personal reinvention journey. For more than a year, I have been battling some pretty uncomfortable health issues. Needless to say – getting my health back is super important. In my journey I have lost quite a bit of weight and have just began a training for 5 k program. It gets me out and active. Being active is the key! Staying away from donuts helps too!g4s logo

I started out in dumpy t-shirts and old sweats but no more. Fitness can be fashionable! Girls 4 Sport : Athletic Apparel for Women and Girls, brings us feminine styles while offering sun protection. G4S is a company run by women designing for women. Their attention to being protected from the sun, yet look feminine is apparent in every clothing item they make. Every top and bottom offers much needed sun protection! You can also swim in most of the clothing. They are made for wearing during sports and fun!

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I love the Sports Tank Top Girls 4 Sport kindly sent my way. The bright pink color makes me happy! The Zen Pink Sports Tank Top matched with the Snag Free Boardshort (mid length) in brown makes a super cute sport outfit! I feel so beachy! The top is super comfortable and supporting with the built in bra. The shorts are just so darling! There is no liner in the shorts but I slipped on some swimsuit bottoms and I felt more concealed. I think this is my favorite workout top ever!

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Best of all, the G4S clothing provides SPF 50+ skin protection! Stylish, protective, great fitting and you will be the fashionista of the beach! They are always adding new styles!  Girls 4 Sport offers a full variety of styles, colors and sizes. You will find the adorable and functional tops and bottoms to keep us ladies and little girls covered for all your outdoor activities. These women create designs women like!

Order directly online  Watch for the sales too! If you join the Girls 4 Sport Mailing list you have a chance to win $200 every month, plus they offer Friday Freebies which are spectacular specials. Take advantage of the savings each week.

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Many thanks to Girls 4 Sport for providing the review product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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