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National Sour Candy Day #PunchUp Giveaway – ends 7/24

July 18, 2016

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Get your sour candy face on! Today is National Sour Candy Day. Grab one of your favorite sour candies and pucker up!

One of my favorite sour candies is Sour Punch. The candies are full of flavor and the crazy sour reaction that I love. In honor of National Sour Candy Day – Sour Punch is giving one of my readers a fun Sour Punch Gift Pack. Read on for more details.

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What is your favorite flavor of Sour Punch? Mine is the Rainbow Straws. These have four delectable flavors in one pack! Strawberry, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Lemon all together for a sour flavor sensation. I love these! They make me pucker at first, then it is a delicious lingering flavor. The shape is fun to eat.

Sour Punch Punchies are little bites of goodness. They are coated pieces of Sour Punch Straws. The coating keeps the sour crystals from getting all over my hands. Pop one at a time or a couple to make flavor combinations. These are great! You could fool friends with the innocent looking candy pieces. They have the sour inside!

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Ever wonder how they made Sour Punch straws? Check out the Sour Punch Brand Factory Gallery. See the process in action.

For National Sour Candy Day – challenge your friends to a sour face off! See who can create the best sour face! Grab a package of Sour Punch candy to enjoy the day!

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Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a Sour Punch Gift Pack!

Thanks very much Sour Punch!

 

 

Giveaway ends on 07/24/2016 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 American Licorice Company for providing the review and giveaway product.

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One2Try Review: Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent #PurexPlusClorox2

May 31, 2016

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I have been a Purex detergent user for many years. I am excited about the latest formula. Purex has added Clorox 2! The stain fighting addition is safe for colors and for whites.

My first impression is the amazing scent. The Sunny Linen fragrance is fresh and clean! It is an invigorating fragrance. It makes doing laundry an aromatherapy session.

As for working on tough stains, I had to use a little on a shirt my husband wore while gardening. Pouring a bit on the dirt stains, I let the Purex soak for a few minutes before adding to the machine. The Purex works in my HE machine so that is a plus. Besides working on dirt stains, I noticed a lot of stains were removed just in washing. No presoak needed! My colored clothes came out with no fading and the whites are bright clean! I can’t believe I was wearing dingy whites!

As for the gardening dirt stains – They came out. I am impressed. I know I can reach for Purex with Clorox 2 anytime I have a tough stain to tackle.

Look for this new Purex with Clorox 2 formula where ever detergent is sold. Purex is always a smart value in detergent! Powerful stain fighters with an incredible fragrance….thank you Purex for making laundry a pleasant experience!

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One2Try Review – HyrdoChic Sun Protective Active Wear

May 5, 2016

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Do you get a new suit each swimming season? How about getting one that offers sun protection? The suits and active wear at HydroChic are stylish with exceptional sun protection.

I have been browsing the selection at HyrdoChic and I adore the swim dresses. These dresses can be worn in and out of the water. HydroChic was so kind to share with me a swim dress, swim bra and swim shorts.

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I love the colors and the style of the Geometric short sleeve swim dress. It has a contrasting turquoise and purple top with a black bottom. The design is flattering even for a plus size shape. I have been wearing this as a dress while at home and even running errands since my pool water is much to cold to get in yet. The fit is good. The dress has movement with ample coverage. The material feels great! I wanted to see how it was in the water so I heated my jacuzzi. It feels and response just like a swimsuit! I thought it might be heavy soaking up water, but it was fine. The best part is this swimdress comes in missy and Plus sizes! The material offers UPF 50+ Sun Protection!

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The Supreme swim  and sports bra is very supportive and is ideal for wearing under the swimdress. The swim shorts come to just above the knees. The piping adds a nice look and it goes well with the swimdress. I can wear just the swim shorts with a t-shirt for an active look. They are comfortable.

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Whether you are plus sized or simply looking for sun protective active and swim wear, HydroChic has many styles to choose from. The colors are bold and vivid. No need to hide from the sun – get yourself protective clothing from HydroChic!

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One2Try Review – Wyman’s of Maine Frozen Fruit

May 5, 2016

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We have been eating much healthier in my home, especially with summer swimsuit season coming. I enjoy having an ice cold fruit smoothie as an afternoon pick me up. The fresh taste of Wyman’s of Maine frozen fruits is filling my glass.

I can use the frozen fruit right from the freezer in my high speed blender. The mango chunks are delicious! It is so much easier to have these then cutting and slicing a too juice mango. This is a whole lot cleaner! The mango chunks are fresh frozen so they have that fresh from the market flavor. I like to add them together with a banana for a very tropical taste! The chunks are a good size and can be used for many desserts or cooking.

The wild blueberries are incredible. They are small in size but the flavor is huge! Nothing beats wild blueberries in a morning bowl of cereal. I toss a few in my oatmeal. Pancakes for hubby is a real treat with these delectable morsels. Of course I love having them in a smoothie. The fresh picked blueberry flavor blends well with other berries.

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Wyman’s of Maine believes in sustainable growing practices. They have been a family owned company since 1874. They know a thing or two about wild blueberries with more then 10 thousand plus acres of blueberry fields. They are also caring for the honey bees. We need the bees for our food production, they are taking an active role in preserving the bees.

Fresh freezing of fruits is a way to preserve the goodness in the harvest. I can tell by the flavor that this fruit is high quality! It is very convenient for me to have it available in my freezer at all times.

Look for Wyman’s of Maine products in health foods and grocers near you. I can find mine in many stores in my area.

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One2Try Review – 3 piece Chips and Popcorn Bowl Set

April 25, 2016

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Summer is coming which means lots of friends coming over to be in our swimming pool. Swim parties galore will be happening. With this awesome set of bowls, I can set snacks up in style.

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The size of these bowls are generous. I love the largest of the bowls for chips. The white large bowl has enough room to set the smallest green bowl inside, filled with dip or salsa. If not using chips, the bowls will hold a decent amount of veggies or fruits with a lighter fruity yogurt dip. Each of the bowls can be used independently. Nuts, popcorn, fruits, anything needing a serving bowl looks great in one of these colorful bowls.

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I like the bigger size and the shallow depth. It offers more grabbing a chip room. There is more open space for lots of hands to get the goodies!

I have been using the middle size bowl for a generous size salad. The spread out salad allows for better dressing drizzles.

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The bowls are made from a break resistant plastic. The cute colors are inviting. They are top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

As for the value – 3 bowls for $17.99 on Amazon.

With as much use as this set will be getting, I am glad to have these! They are durable, useful and delightful to look at.

Many thanks to  U.S. Acrylic 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 and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use.

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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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One2Try Review – Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate

April 22, 2016

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I have heard that tart cherries are very good for helping fight inflammation. I just learned about an exciting new way to add tart cherries to my day. Introducing Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate.

SAM_1732This concentrate comes in a bottle as a thick mixture. The recommended dosing is one ounce of tart cherry concentrate mixed in 4 ounces of water, or a favorite juice, once daily. I added it to water at first. Let me tell you, it is tart! Even added to water it still remains a strong taste. I found it tasted the best when I added it to a smoothie with other fruits. I also add it to a larger amount of water for a refreshing drink during the day. If you like tart, the standard dose could be very refreshing!

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The benefits of tart cherry juice:

Antioxidants

Melatonin – helps with sleeping

Inflammation – studies have shown it helps reduce inflammation and ease muscle soreness.

What is great about Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry concentrate is there are over 1000 cherries in a 16 ounce bottle. The concentrate offers 22 servings. The ingredients are simple 100% Tart Cherry Juice. No sugar added, all natural and non-GMO.

Look for Stoneridge Orchards products at your favorite health food market.

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One2Try Review – Kura Smoothie Powder

April 22, 2016

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I enjoy making smoothies. Why not make the smoothies work for me? I was recently introduced to Kura New Zealand Protein Smoothie Powder.

I can add one of these Kura single packs to any smoothie. The protein powder is made from all Natural ingredients. Most importantly – grass fed dairy protein! Kura makes sure all their ingredients are GMO free. There are no added sugars, no preservatives, nothing artificial such as sweeteners, flavors or colors and no gluten.

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What is inside is protein packed powder filled with omega 3’s, probiotics, plus vitamins and minerals. I am enjoying the berry flavor Kura. It is easy to add to my blender with the beverage of choice. I make my smoothies with unsweetened almond milk. Add the Kura powder packet and whichever vegetables or fruits I desire. Since this is berry flavored, I stayed with adding berries. Almond milk. Kura Smoothie Powder and blueberries. That is all. Blend and enjoy.

It is very tasty and quite smooth. There is no gritty feel. I do have a high speed quality blender. I am pleased with how well it blends. The flavor plus the 14 grams of protein will keep me coming back to Kura.

They have 3 flavors available – Vanilla, Chocolate and Berry. Kura can be purchased in my area at several health food stores. It is also available online from Amazon.

Add something good to your smoothies. Kura Start Your Smoothie! 

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One2Try Review – Nairn’s Gluten Free Oatmeal Grahams

April 14, 2016

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I am enjoying the health benefits of oats. Nairn’s has been making oatcakes since 1896. For the past decade their wheat-free products have gained in popularity.

SAM_1726The newest product in the Gluten Free line is the Oatmeal Grahams. These delicious grahams have all the wonderful flavor of oats in a delicate graham cracker. The graham has a nice crunch to the texture. I like the size, they are perfect for a quick snack. The packaging makes it a breeze to toss in a lunch or briefcase. Four grahams are in each individual package. They stay fresh in the packs until ready to eat. I do not have to follow a gluten free diet, but I do watch out for wheat flours. I find the flavor of these oatmeal grahams to be very satisfying.

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Nairn’s is proud of their Scottish Company Heritage. They have many decades of experience with the best quality oats. I never knew so much about oats. Did you know they are planted in the Spring for a Summer Harvest? Another interesting fact – oats were once used for currency. Scotland has the best climate for growing oats so they ripen slowly. There is more to oats than just great taste.

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Nairn’s can be purchased at health food stores. Whole Foods has them in my area.

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One2Try Review – Wally’s Natural

April 14, 2016

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I have been exploring more and more natural products lately. There are too many chemical in the things we eat, use on our bodies and breathe. Time for more diligent label reading and making smarter choices.

Wally’s Natural believes in all natural personal body care products. They use high quality, organic and all natural ingredients in their products. Besides using natural ingredients, their facilities are using green manufacturing processes! They are environmentally friendly!

In using a few of Wally’s Natural products, I really enjoy the results.

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The Wally’s Natural Organic Body Oil is made with sesame oil, castor oil, lavender oil and a few natural extracts. I like the roll on application bottle. It lets me place the oil just where I need it, mess free. This moisturizer works to nourish skin areas in need of help. Dry skin, scars skin irriations and aging skin can all benefit from the body oil. I have a scar on my hand I am treating with the body oil. I am seeing slight results in the changing of the scar appearance. The skin is softer than ever. With continued use, I hope to see more fading. For dry skin, this oil is amazing. My hands feel much softer with a youthful appearance. The best part is a little goes a long way. No greasy feeling, it absorbs well. it can be applied whenever needed. Wally’s Natural Organic Body Oil is good stuff!

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Wally’s Aromatherapy Blends are essential oil combinations.

These blends are created for:

Balance

Calming

Energy

Focus

Muscle Warming

The Muscle Warming Blend contains peppermint, rosemary and cinnamon essential oils. The roller ball applies it on the right sore spot. My neck gets stiff sometimes, rubbing a small amount of this oil makes it feel better in a few minutes. I can feel the warming action, loosening the tension. This is a great oil to have for aches and pains. Organic Muscle Warming Aromatherapy Blend feels good and smells good.

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Dragging in the afternoon? You need a whiff of Energy Blend. Citrus oils are combined with pepperming for an uplifting fragrance. After applying to my wrists, a pulse point works best, I could smell the energetic fragrance. My senses woke up. It helps me continue my day!

To purchase these and other Organic Wally’s Natural products – order directly online.

Make smart decisions in choosing organic and natural.

Many thanks to Wally’s Natural for providing the review product.

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