My 6 Wellness Tips For Springtime Energy + $50 Walmart GC #Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Even though I'm not the type to make New Year's resolutions, this January I did embark on a certain 21-day-long "solution." I fell off that wagon real quick. The program ended the day that my Spring teaching semester began, and with that, I resumed my normal routine of doing too much, eating too many cookies, and drinking waaaaay too much … [Read more...]

Get a FREE Jar of Organic Coconut Oil from Thrive Market!

 Thrive Market is giving away a FREE 15 oz jar of Nutiva Coconut Oil to all new customers! Why Coconut Oil? Because coconut oil is ultra-moisturizing, it’s perfect for everything from DIY body scrubs to hair masks. Rub a dollop of it on your skin to see what we mean. It’ll leave you feeling baby-soft, and it’s all-natural, unlike a lot of lotions out there.  Here are a few ways you can incorporate organic coconut oil into your daily … [Read more...]

My Three Happy Things

  Remember, like, two months ago, when I was all, YEAH! I'm gonna do this weekly post of my five favorite things? Yeah, I didn't do it. Between my day job, and my kids, and some seasonally-induced anxiety, I turned into a blogger who doesn't blog. But I am excited about these things! And I want to share these exciting things with you! My Three Happy Things: Stonyfield Organic Grassfed Yogurt. Even though autocorrect doesn't … [Read more...]

Stay on Track with Your Health Goals: Nature Made Daily Boost | #NatureMade, #IC

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of a Blog Blast for Influence Central. January is over, and how many of us are still working on our wellness-related resolutions? I've personally been working on getting refined sugar out of my diet. What helps is making sure I stay hydrated and incorporating a good amount of lean protein into my daily diet. Whenever I'm craving sugar, it's probably because I either haven't had enough water or … [Read more...]

Clearance Deals at Cents of Style – 50% off + Free Shipping

Today Cents of Style has  50% OFF the lowest marked price & FREE SHIPPING! Use the coupon code CLEARANCE16 for Fashion Friday. This collection has boots for under $10, shoes from $5, jewelry starting at $3.99 and lots of other hot deals to choose from! I've personally ordered from Cents of Style before and have always been pleased with the shipping and the products! This is a great time to stock up on gifts as well as cute things for … [Read more...]

DIY Beauty: Super-Moisturizing Lip Treatment

  Interested in how I make more of my own beauty products, use oil to wash my face, or treat my hair with coconut oil? See all my DIY beauty tips.   It's the time of year when, no matter WHAT I do, my lips are constantly chapped. At the height of the winter dryness, sometimes it is all I can do to keep them from constantly cracking and bleeding. I have radiator heat at my place, and it is brutal on the skin and lips. DIY … [Read more...]

#Giveaway! Win a Starter Kit of Green Cleaning Products worth $59! | #MomsMeet #MurchisonHume

Murchison-Hume Green Cleaning Products are: created by a mom! Ammonia- and Bleach-Free Free of parabens and phthalates Biodegradable Made in the USA As safe as water! Never tested on animals and 100% cruelty free If you win, you'll receive: Bathroom Cleaner Glass Cleaner Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner Effortless Floor Cleaner Spit & Polish Stainless Steel Cleaner Counter Safe All Purpose … [Read more...]

Made in Nature: My Two Favorite New Snacks (and One I Couldn’t Stand)

Disclosure: I received product from Mambo Sprouts and Made in Nature to facilitate this review. All opinions are always my own. One of the fun parts of blogging is getting to try new products before or as soon as they hit the market. Made in Nature, a company that specializes in healthy dried fruit snacks, is expanding to all sorts of organic, superfood, whole food snacks, and I got to try out their new line! For one thing, Made in … [Read more...]

Easy After School Snacks for Busy Afternoons | #SproutFoods

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sprout® Organic Baby Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. It's 3:30. The kids jump off the bus and give me a big hug. Holding hands, we walk into the house, talking about our days. As the children remove their folders and lunch bags from their bookbags (unbidden!), they politely ask for an after-school snack. Are you done laughing yet? No, this is NOT what happens in my … [Read more...]

Sprout Organic Baby/Toddler Foods: Why My School-Age Kids Love Them! | #SproutBabyFoods

Disclosure: This conversation is sponsored by Sprout Organic Foods. All opinions are my own. Ok, so, I know I'm not the only one to do this, so I'm going to confess it here: up until the time I was in college, I ate baby food ALL THE TIME. Why? Because I actually liked it. Only one flavor, actually. Apricots with tapioca. SO. GOOD. I don't eat baby food any more, but I have no compunction about giving it to my kids, ages 5 and … [Read more...]

Would You Try Telemedicine? My Experience with Amwell #MomsLoveAmwell

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. Telehealth is one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine.  In the past, telemedicine had a reputation for being sort of on the fringes of traditional medicine. With the advent of more sophisticated technologies, telemedicine is really hitting its stride as a legitimate way to treat patients who (for a variety … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Disclosure: As a Stonyfield Blogger, I received the YayLabs Ice Cream ball and a sample of Stonyfield Organic Yogurt free to facilitate this post. It's mid-summer already, and when the kids and I are home during the day looking for things to do, the situation can get desperate pretty quick. I was SO happy to see the Yay Labs Softshell Ice Cream Ball delivered to our home! We immediately invited some friends over to come make delicious froyo … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Buffalo Dip Recipe

Here in Western New York State, Buffalo Wing Dip has a cult-like following. So when I got the chance to feature Late July Organic chips, I knew I wanted to create a lightened up Buffalo Dip to go with them. Substituting Stonyfield Greek yogurt for the sour cream or cream cheese in this recipe is perfect because it is thick and rich-tasting, without a ton of saturated fat or added sugar. Plus. Stonyfield Plain Greek yogurt has no added sugar … [Read more...]

High Protein Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe

  Disclosure: This post is a result of a collaboration between myself, Now Foods, and Mamavation. All opinions and recipes are my own.   It's no surprise to anyone reading this blog that smoothies are kinda my thing. For a while, I was making (and posting) mostly green superfood smoothies. And I love them.  But sometimes, you know, I want something a little more festive! That's when the Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe comes in: it is a tropical … [Read more...]