***High Pollen Alert***Find Allergy Solutions at CVS with Allegra! #MyAllerGenius #cbias

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Ughhh!!! Allergies have really been disrupting my life since we moved here a few years ago. Congestion, headaches, etc... have been keeping me inside. However, I miss really loving Spring!!! I have decided it's too gorgeous to stay inside any longer so I have been taking actions into my own hands to get my allergies under control in collaboration with Allegra and Collective Bias on this sponsored post. Thanks to www.myallergenius.com I can now save money, learn more about dealing with allergies, and stay informed of how the pollen levels are in my area! With one pill every 24 hours, I can feel normal during these high pollen days without the drowsiness. I just haven't been having luck with the other options lately. I don't want to feel out of it to feel relief! To see my entire Allegra shop at CVS on google+ click here Some additional ideas to help ease allergy suffering: If you are like me and have a tough time with pollen, early times tend to have a higher pollen count. … [Read more...]

Reset your metabolism the healthy way w/ Haylie Pomroy’s The Fast Metabolism Diet! #FastMetabolismDiet

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Since the car wreck, I have really been trying to get myself back on track. I know I have said it a million times, but it's not so much about losing the weight. It's about eating healthy, staying active, and finding your balance. I eat healthy, but I have had a hard time with the lack of intense physical activity. When I was offered this sponsored opportunity with SheSpeaks, I thought what do I have to lose! Starting stats: weight: 122 pounds waist: 33 inches hips: 41 inches 15 pounds is what I have been trying to lose. I go through phases that I am an all or nothing type person. But I don't want to walk, I want to run! I don't want to do the modified version of my intense workouts! There comes a time that I just have to accept my limitations and just put one foot in front of the other! About The Fast Metabolism Diet Haylie Pomroy has helped thousands of clients lose up to 20 pounds in just four weeks -all through the fat-burning power of food. Haylie says … [Read more...]

Old Navy is an easy way to add pops of color with vintage tees! #beauty #crowdtap

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Color is all the rage right now! No matter where you look bright neon colors are easy to find. However, how do you add it without looking like a kid? How do you add it to your wardrobe inexpensively? Old Navy is an awesome place to look! For $7.50, you can add those bright colors to update your wardrobe effortlessly. Frumpy tees are not for me. I work hard to stay in shape so I like fitted, figure flattering tees. I love that Old Navy carries sizes from petite to plus size. Here's some dressing room shots! I picked out 2 vintage tees (1 in coral and 1 in yellow) along with this Star Wars princess leia tee. Have you seen Old Navy's new app?  I saved $5 off my purchase just by scanning an Old Navy logo while I was shopping! What's great about Old Navy tees is that you can dress them up or down as you like! Old Navy Vintage Tees are soft, comfortable, and versatile. What's your color? Please note: I received coupons in collaboration with CrowdTap with no additional … [Read more...]

Join Us for Feed Me Friday Email Subscription Hop featuring @theadoredhome

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  <center><a href="http://naptimeismytime.com/category/feed-me-friday"><img src="http://naptimeismytime.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/FeedMeFriday.jpg" /></a></center> Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Eco Baby Mama Drama! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscriptions. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: … [Read more...]

Fruti all natural fruit bars save the day as a mom-approved healthy snack #FreshNFruti #cbias

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Due to new regulations, I am obligated to let you know up front that this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Fruti & CBias Actions speak louder than words is how we teach our kids about healthy living! Showing our kids to make healthy choices should be something that we are able to make fun and help them to make these decisions on their own as they get older. My boys are now 3, 5, & 8. They have come to expect that mommy wants to keep them healthy with physical activity and healthy eating. During nice days, we walk the 1/2 mile to and from  school. As well as on the weekends, we make a point to always find ways to keep them active. This past weekend we participated in our first 5k as a family in the Color Run event! With media constantly promoting everything from sugary treats and drinks to fast food, children don't always get the right message. Seriously as I am writing this, there is a McDonald's commercial in the background that has my kids mesmerized. These … [Read more...]

Ways to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle naturally that happens to save money #GELighting

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April 22 is Earth Day! While I like to think that Earth Day is everyday, Earth Day is a wonderful day to start doing something green!  It's easy to say that going green is expensive. However, you will be amazed at how easy and fun it can be! Due to new regulations, I am obligated to let you know that as part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own. So... What Can you do to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle to do your part in protecting the environment while saving money? ~~~~ Reduce your energy use  ~~~~ turn off lights when you leave a room. We rarely turn on the lights during the daytime hours until they are needed. Our household makes use of the natural lighting! Use the sunlight to help warm the home during colder months by opening blinds during the daytime. Then, at night close the blinds to help keep the warmth inside. In the summer, keep the blinds closed to help keep it from … [Read more...]

Upcycle Broken Crayons: Use Solar Oven (or oven) to make crayons #sustainability

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If you have kids, odds are likely you have some broken crayons... You can easily turn them into fun shapes with the help from the sun on warm days (or oven to speed up the process)! ~Peel off wrappers~ This is a great job for all ages. See my 3 year old helping me! ~Place crayons in selected molds~ We are making these are party favors for a birthday, so we selected lego brick & minifigure molds. There really is no right or wrong way to do this. You can break the pieces smaller to melt quicker as well as you can do solid or go for a tie dye effect. ~~~~~ If using a solar oven, see my how-to so that you can make your own by clicking here! Place the solar oven out for a few hours before you start cooking, so it can warm up. Depending on the temperature, this could take all day. You can also cook part of the time in the solar oven then switch to the oven if the temperature starts cooling down before the crayons are melted. For next to nothing, we made are broken … [Read more...]

Steps With Walgreens: Earning Balance Reward Points with quality family time! #BalanceRewards #cbias

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Have you heard of Walgreens Balance Reward Program ?  I am a huge fan of it! Every Sunday I look through the weekly ad (usually on my walgreens app) to see how we can save money on our everyday purchases. If you haven't already joined, you can use your smartphone to scan the code on the sign above in your local store, online, by app, or let the cashier help you get started at checkout. It is easy and worth it to save more money. Not a fan of carrying around loyalty cards? Me either, which is why I love that I can just type in my phone number at the checkout for them to look up my card. Walgreens is now taking their Balance Reward program one step further by offering us motivation to exercise it's called Steps with Balance Rewards. To see my complete Walk with Walgreens shop on Google+ to get an inside view of the Steps with Walgreens program & more click here. If you have a Walgreens account, you can link both your balance rewards and Steps for easy access.  Healthy Living … [Read more...]

Join us for Feed Me Friday Email Subscription Blog Hop

<center><a href="http://naptimeismytime.com/category/feed-me-friday"><img src="http://naptimeismytime.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/FeedMeFriday.jpg" /></a></center>   Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four and Eco Baby Mama Drama! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscriptions. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: … [Read more...]

Don’t You Look Marvelous Giveaway Hop #ImSoPretty

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Welcome to the Don't You Look Marvelous Blog Hop This event is hosted by The Review Wire. Each blog participating has a prize that is at least $25 and related to products that make you feel beautiful. Make sure to stop by The Review Wire, they are sponsoring The Grand Prize! Two winners will each receive the COOLA ER+ Line a Retail Value of $148! After you enter my giveaway, stop by the other blogs to see the other Marvelous Giveaways! Not sure about you, but a day getting a massage or facial at the spa always makes me feel beautiful on the inside and out! I decided that the Great Contradictions readers would probably appreciate some pampering as well, so I'm giving away $50 in SpaFinder credit to use at a location near you! SpaFinder gift certificates can be redeemed at over 20,000 Spas, Yoga, Pilates, & Fitness Studios Worldwide. Not too mention they never expire, so what are you waiting on? Enter Now! Then, check out the other 40+ blogs participating as well! Click here … [Read more...]