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Starting in March, non-google blogs will no longer be able to use google friend connect (gfc) on their blogs. As a result, more blogs are focusing on Google+. If you are like me, you have been working for a while to build up gfc since that has been the number many companies check on for "how many followers do you have?".  Let's not let our energy go to waste. Want a way to increase followers and show your readers you appreciate them? Join Great Contradictions, 7 on a Shoestring, Militaryfamilyof8, Closer to Lucy, Someday I'll Learn, April's Cooking & Lifestyle Show for Details: Event will run from February 27, 2012 -March 2, 2012 Need more followers in Google+, twitter, facebook, pinterest, youtube, email subscription ~$5 will buy you 2 links listed above ~$7 will buy you unlimited links to sites listed above We will be using Rafflecopter for entries. I will make it as easy as possible for those to enter. As well as, adding a bonus for following all listed in each … [Read more...]

NeriumAD Age-Defying Skin Care: What a difference a few days made

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 I am approaching 30 this year.  Not old necessarily, but old enough to notice I'm not a teenager anymore.  I was blessed with fairly clear complexion throughout my teen years.  Even when I got pregnant with each child, my hormones were relatively forgiving to me.  I may not have been as religious about sunblock until I was a responsible mother of fair-skinned children. However, 29 is a whole different story.  I have never really been one for makeup.  I like to have fun with eye liner, eye shadow, and the occasional night out with bright red lips, but overall I just like to flaunt my natural beauty. About NeriumAD Finally, a product that provides the satisfaction of real results with the confidence of real science. NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment is a night cream developed from the patent-pending extract of the Nerium oleander plant. NeriumAD contains the most effective age-defying ingredients, chosen for both their individual and synergistic benefits. These premium ingredients … [Read more...]

What Inspires You? Is it a @GaiamTV subscription? #InspireGaiamTV

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      ABOUTGaiam At Gaiam we know that positive change comes from within. Our focus on personal development, health & wellness and global consciousness shows us this path to transformation. Here you’ll find inspirational media and solutions for healthy living, environmental wellness and renewal of spirit. Since 1988, our mission has been to reach those who share our values of commitment to the well-being of people and the planet. Gaiam understands that living a healthier life doesn't just mean working out, which is why GaiamTV offers a well-rounded experience. From workout videos to inspirational movies to yoga videos, life is about living it to the fullest. I am a mom of 3, but I also like to stay in good health. To be honest, I haven't had a gym membership in 4 years.  I learned that I actually get more out of a home workout than a gym anyways. With GaiamTV, I can stick with what I am familiar with or I can decide to challenge myself for … [Read more...]

Pretty on Pinterest ~ Purple Hidden Treasures on Etsy

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Welcome to Pretty on Pinterest! This meme is hosted by Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA every Thursday where you can link up your posts on the theme of the week. Each week we will have a different theme for you to find pins you love on Pinterest and create a post to link up here. This week’s theme is Purple. How It Works Follow Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA on Pinterest. Create a themed post using your favourite pins. Be as creative as you like just as long as it fits the theme in some way. (You need to use Pinterest to create your post!) Link up your post on the linky  Visit other people’s posts and discover some new pretty pins for your collection! Next week’s theme is Your Favourite Icon so start thinking about your post to link up next Thursday. Etsy has so many hidden treasures that it was hard to pick a few, but here they are...source: CrystalynKae on Etsy via @hippie_mom on Pinterest Source: Chabri on Etsy via @hippie_mom on Pinterest Source: … [Read more...]

New Event: Spring Buzz Giveaway Hop – Join us! #SpringBuzzHop

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Spring Buzz Giveaway Hop will begin at 12:01 AM EST on March 21 and end at 11:59 PM on March 27th. Event Details: -Spring Buzz Giveaway Hop is brought to you by Just Married with Coupons & Sweep Tight -The Grand Prize and referral prizes are sponsored by BeeSavy. (Must join BeeSavy to be eligible) -The Giveaway Hop will take place March 21 – 27. -The minimum value of each package will be $25. -You can divide into as many prize packages as you would like as long as the min. value is still $25. -You can also always sponsor your own giveaway, as long as its valued at $25 or more. Mandatory: Include a Spring Buzz button in your giveaway post to identify your giveaway as being a part of this hop. Include the linky we will provide later within your giveaway post Include a few sentences about the event/hosts/and Grand Prize info and sponsor link that we will provide. Sign Up & Fee: Add your blog link to the linky tool below. The fee to participate is $5 OR you can make … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge: Week 3 Yellow

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Welcome to Week 3 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet, A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups. Every holiday I tell my husband to not get me anything, but he never listens. Whenever I think of yellow, flowers are the first thing that come to mind yet I was determined to come up with something unique.  Voila! I will give him credit that he gave me my muse for this week's photography challenge. I took picture after picture before I took a bite.  He gave me a gift that captures my love of art and chocolate!   This week’s photography tip is from Faith Massey.  Faith owns and operate Images by Faith Portrait Art, a boutique studio nestled in the Lake Norman area, just outside Charlotte, NC. Her passion for art started early and she explored many different mediums but found her true love in photography after having my first child in 1994. After moving from California in 2004 she opened her studio in … [Read more...]

Date Night Dinner Recipe: Pomegranate Pork Medallions #HeartHealthy

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Date night doesn't have to be expensive or troublesome. Stay in this Valentine's Day with this simple yet elegant, tasty, restaurant-worthy dish.  Wanting to make something special for the whole family? My kids age 2-6  love this dish as much as we do!  This dish only looks complicated! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:18] Directions: Prior to starting, take pork out of refrigerator to rest for 15-30 minutes. Also, puree berries to prepare for sauce. I like to keep the pomegranates whole for presentation so I remove them before pureeing, but you be the judge. 1. Heat 1/2 TBSP olive oil over medium-high heat.  While warming oil, sprinkle pork with salt/pepper.  Cook pork for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Place in oven at 200 degrees to keep warm. 2. Now add last 1/2 TBSP oil to pan. Stir in pomegranate juice, stock, agave, and berry puree + pomegrantes.  Simmer until the sauce thickens about 8-10 minutes. To serve: Plate pork medallions top with Pomegranate sauce. This dish … [Read more...]

Special treat for the holidays: #GF Minty Sandwich Cookie Recipe

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It's funny how we often start out to create one thing and Then, you get inspired while in the process. That is how the minty sandwich cookies were born. Our oldest son, Dylan (the non-Celiac) said did you make us Oreos!?!  While not exactly like oreos, they are reminiscent of the beloved Oreos Ingredients: Cookie: 1/2 cup rice Flour 1/2 cup Tapioca Flour 1/2 cup Sorghum Flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 3/4 cup of melted Coconut Oil (or preferred oil) 1/3 c. applesauce 2 Tablespoons vanilla Filling: 2 cups White chocolate chips 3 TBSP. peppermint extract  (give or take depending on preferred mint strength) Red food color (optional)   Directions: 1. Combine Dry ingredients. 2. Stir coconut oil (melted), applesauce, and vanilla into dry mixture to create cookie dough.  3.  Measure dough by the tablespoon to place on cookie sheet. Roll into a ball. Use glass to flatten dough. 4. Place on … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge – Week 2: Orange

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Welcome to Week 2 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet, A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups.  This week the color is orange.  Last week I had so much fun participating in Color, Click, Capture that it motivated me to find as many colors of the rainbow to keep working on my art.  Oklahoma hasn't quite decided if we are in Spring or Winter so I wanted to remember a less dreary moment.  I was out taking pictures of the boys in a local garden.  As adorable as the boys are, I could not stop from taking pictures of the garden too.  These vibrant flowers were captured on our anniversary trip to Riviera Maya This week’s photography tips comes from Emily Anderson of Emily Anderson Photography.  Emily has been photographing children and families in the Northeast Arkansas area for several years.  She has the patience of a saint and an impeccable ability to capture the most innocent moments. When photographing children, … [Read more...]

Attention Bloggers: Join Us for the 2012 Savory Summer Blog-Hopping Giveaway Event

  Measuring Flower and Graphoniac are hosting Savory Summer Blog Hopping Giveaway.  Visit here to find out more about adding  your blog to Savory Summer Event. Sign up is free and each blogger will host a giveaway valued at $25+.  Savory Summer will be featuring all things food and food-related that can be enjoyed during the summer. Basically, if it is something that a human being can eat, eat with, eat off of, cook, cook with, prepare food with…it belongs in this event!  Savory Summer is scheduled to begin on May 16, 2012, at 12:01 AM EST, and end onMay 30, 2012, at 11:59 PM EST. So go now to join the event!       … [Read more...]