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July 27, 2015

Little Remedies {Review} #LittleRemedies

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Little Remedies. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

The other day we had to run a lot of errands, so we stopped at a restaurant to get a quick bite to eat so our kids wouldn't be hungry. Afterwards, we headed to the grocery store and immediately my little boy started complaining about his tummy. 

It was the worst thing to see my little guy suffering and the fact that we had just stepped into the store and had a lot of groceries to buy made it pretty stressful. 

I took him to the bathroom to see if his tummy problems would go away and as I was in there, I rummaged through my purse to see if I had anything that would make his pain go away. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything and promised myself that I would put some medicine in my purse for next time.

Luckily a few days later, I received Little Remedies Gas Drops and Little Remedies Gripe Water and couldn't have been happier to know that I now had something in my purse to help my kid's tummies.


When my kids get sick, I always try and heal them in every natural way possible. Little Remedies is a safe and gentle solution that can help your kids feel better without artificial flavors, artificial colors and alcohol. 

I now won't go anywhere now without Little Remedies Gas Drops which relieve tummy pain from access gas caused by food or swallowing air and Little Remedies Gripe Water which gives babies relief from an upset stomach caused by hiccups and colic.

I received two sizes of Gas Relief Drops which is nice because I can have the smaller bottle in my purse and the larger one at home for whenever we need it.


My second daughter was always fussy, so I know how difficult it is when you have a baby who suffered from upset tummies.

Here are some Tricks & Tips to help ease a Gassy Baby.

July 14, 2015

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ($25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway) #CMNH #MiracleChildren

Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G, however, these opinions are 100% my own.

When I hear that a child is suffering from challenges such as broken bones, birth defects or even cancer it literally breaks my heart. A child should never have to suffer from such afflictions, but when they do I hope that we can show love and support to get them through the tough times.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. To show support for the organization and the one in 10 kids in North America who are treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year, Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 in the month of June. By purchasing products like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart, portions of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Meet Starla!

Alabama — Starla
USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital
Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Heart Failure
Age 6

After enduring three months of chemotherapy, Starla suffered a seizure that led to cardiac arrest — with heart function and the odds of survival dropping to a dismal 6 percent. Her heart was being put to the test while fighting acute myeloid leukemia, a rare blood cell cancer.

Starla’s family relied on prayer during those long winter nights where she remained in a medically induced coma. They found particular support from AJ McCarron, quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Armed with a Team Starla bracelet, AJ led the Tide to win the 14th National Championship Game.

After a month in the pediatric intensive care unit and a slow-but-sure recovery, Starla was strong enough to resume a fourth round of chemo. Thanks to the equal parts swift and steady treatment at her hospital, active and fun-loving Starla is currently in remission with normal heart function.

Why Do CMNH Need Your Support?


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We would love if you would share your personal journey with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with us! 

Giveaway: P&G wants to make your trip to Walmart a bit more fun by giving one of you a $25 Walmart Gift Card! Enter the giveaway below.

Brownberry Healthfull Bread (Review & $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!) #LoveYourBread

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Brownberry® Bread so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Brownberry® Bread.

How many loaves of bread does your family go through in a week? My family goes through SO much bread each week it's ridiculous, and each person prefers a different brand, so we always have lots of bread in our kitchen.

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to do a Brownberry Healthfull Bread swap where we switched out all our bread in our house for the week with Brownberry Healthful bread – yum!

I wasn't sure how this would go since we have some picky eaters, but surprisingly even my pickiest eater told me that the bread was delicious.


Brownberry Healthful bread is made with 100 percent whole grain flour and is an excellent source of fiber. Each slice is only 80 calories and contains no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, or preservatives – Wahoo!


Where to Purchase!

Brownberry bread is available across the Midwestern U.S. and can be found in the Eastern U.S. as Arnold® bread and in the Western U.S. as Oroweat® bread.

We are always on the lookout for new delicious sandwich ideas, so here are a couple that will go well with your loaf of Brownberry Healthful Bread! 

Yummy Recipes!

Tomato, Bacon, and Garlic Mayo Sandwich (RealSimple.com)

Ingredients

8  
slices bacon 
1/3  
cup  
plain Greek yogurt 
1  
tablespoon  
chopped oregano 
1  
small clove garlic, minced 
kosher salt 
2  
beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 
1  
avocado, sliced 
lettuce leaves 
8  
slices white sandwich bread, toasted (Substitute with Brownberry Healthful Bread!!) 

Directions

  1. Cook the bacon in batches in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Combine the yogurt, oregano, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  3. Divide the bacon, garlic mayonnaise, tomatoes, avocado, and lettuce leaves among the bread.

Find the full recipe here!


French Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Realsimple.com)

Ingredients

1/3  
cup  
finely chopped cornichons 
4  
tablespoons  
(1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 
1/4  
cup  
Dijon mustard 
2  
tablespoons  
chopped tarragon 
black pepper 
8  
ounces  
sliced deli ham 
4  
ounces  
Comté or Gruyère, sliced 
1  
large baguette, split 
(Substitute with Brownberry Healthful Bread!!) 

Directions

  1. Combine the cornichons, butter, mustard, tarragon, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Spread the pickle mixture on the baguette. Top with the ham and cheese. Cut into 4 sandwiches.

Find the full recipe here!


June 22, 2015

First Response {Review)

Disclosure: I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


Have you had those moments when you've found yourself staring at yours kids wondering how they got so big? 

My daughter's birthday is next month and she is turning five. FIVE! Ahhh! I remember when she was a newborn and seeing kids who were five running around and thinking to myself that that day was so far away. 

My four children are so precious to me it makes me extremely happy to reminisce about the days when we found out we were expecting! 


Each experience has been equally exciting and knowing that we could rely on First Response to get us accurate results 99% of the time made it a lot of fun. We have always used First Response tests for each of our kids, and have enjoyed how reliable they have been. Knowing that they have worked so well for us, I was shocked to find out that they have made them even better by redesigning their advanced Early Detection Pregancy Test.



The first thing I noticed with the new First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test was the wider tip. The tip is 50% wider than the original test and the handle is longer as well, so it's not as awkward when it's time to take the test – you know what I mean ladies! 

The entire design is sleeker and fit comfortably in my hand.


I remember when a friend told me that the morning was always the best time to take a pregnancy test, but somehow I forgot 99% of the time and always ended up doing it in the afternoon. With this new test, you can take it any time of the day and it detects pregnancy as early as 6 days before the day of your missed period. With the results in only 3 minutes and with over 99% accuracy from the day of the expected period, it's easy to rely on First Response.


First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test are available at all major drugstores and groceries store with the retail value ranging from $8.99 - $15.99. 

Visit First Response to find out more and click save to print a $2 off coupon!







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