Welcome to the 30s with Build up, Breakouts, & Thinning Hair

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Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoreIsBeautiful #CollectiveBias As I have gotten older, I have really started to feel great about my image, my health, and overall state of being. So I hate the idea that I feel self-conscious at times about my thinning hair. To be honest,  I tend to put on a hat or hair extensions (yes I have on hair extensions in some pictures where I have thicker looking hair) to avoid dealing with the real problem! I am not a complainer. I am a go-getter and I am excited to see what Rogaine for Women can do for my hair! Rogaine for Women is a great addition to your daily hair routine to thicken your hair. I have tried MANY different types of products to help give me thicker-looking hair from volumizing to thickening to less breakage, etc... However that's the problem!!! I wasn't trying to get to the "root" of the problem just looking at a quick fix instead. All those … [Read more...]

Bigelow Tea’s dedication to sustainability is Inspiring

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Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #AmericasTea #BigelowVIP Bigelow Tea's dedication to sustainability is inspiring! Bigelow Tea has incorporated many efforts to be sustainable from their packaging (excluding the foil) being biodegradable from their efforts in their cafeteria to solar panels. Almost everything in their cafeteria is compostable and compost is sent to gardens. Did you know that their regular trashcans are only used for foil and even the foil is recycled? What do you do in your own household to live a more sustainable lifestyle? The point I am getting at Bigelow Tea has been going beyond what the average household does to live a sustainable life. That is inspiring! Bigelow Tea has made a company-wide commitment to achieve "Zero Waste to Landfill" status. We have been using as our guide the guidelines of the Zero Waste Alliance which state that a company can claim … [Read more...]

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Bluray/DVD Pack with Plush Giveaway

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Please note: This Giveaway is self-sponsored; However, this post does contain some links/pictures to sponsored content. With such a busy year, I am looking forward to offering some giveaways to make the Holidays less hectic for my readers! Recently I hosted Dreamworks First Twitter Party for the Peabody and Sherman Theater release, I talked about the Mr. Peabody and Sherman dvd release with a brain-boosting blueberry muffin recipe here, and now I would love to give you a copy for you to be able to give it to a loved one for the holidays! Enter now to win your own Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy of Mr. Peabody and Sherman with plush and a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Meet the Bigelow Tea Family

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Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser as part of my partnership as #BigelowVIP. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias I have been raving about Bigelow Tea for a while so I am pretty sure you have heard that they are  100% American made by an American Family; an American Company for the American consumer. Available at an American Retailer - Walmart. What makes them even better is that Bigelow Tea has been around for 70 years and three generations! Last year I had the opportunity to meet the Bigelow Family and this year I had the chance to meet their extended family at the Bigelow Tea headquarters! {From Left to right: My mom, Myself, David Bigelow, Eunice Bigelow, & Cindi Bigelow at Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation} Eunice & David Bigelow's cups of Bigelow Tea of course {pictured below} Being in the presence of this family is something I will never forget! They are so inviting and down to … [Read more...]

Febreze Winter Collection w/ Pinecone Cheeseball Recipe too!

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Please note: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze #FebrezeHoliday Holidays are all about family time and delicious smells! However sometimes the holiday smells can get over-powering which is why I love Febreze Home for the Holidays Collection! Febreze truly eliminates odors, so houseguests only notice the fresh holiday scents rather than potentially something that I burnt in the kitchen or normal household odors from cats, boys, and/or ingredients like garlic, onion, or fish for example. Thanks to the Febreze Holiday Collection 2014 scents your home could greet your guests with scents of Frosted Pine, Vanilla Latte, and Apple Tart! Have you already tried the Febreze Home for the Holidays Collection? What are your favorites (or most excited to try)? {If you need some Febreze Fall Collection inspiration, find it here} Now that we have Febreze to help us tackle any unexpected or over-whelming smells Join me to learn how to make a festive pinecone cheeseball recipe! … [Read more...]

Tour of Bigelow Tea Factory & Giveaway #AmericasTea

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Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser as part of my partnership as  #BigelowVIP. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias Last year I was able to experience the Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation {America’s largest working tea garden} with the Bigelow family. It was a once in a lifetime experience and next week I will be telling you more about the Bigelow family. However now I want to talk about my experience at the Bigelow Tea factory! After having the experience to meet the Bigelow family, I can tell you for a fact that the Bigelow Tea factory embodies their family values! A photo posted by Natalie Zanatta (@mrsnzanatta) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:39pm PDT ~~~~~     Walking into Bigelow Tea headquarters is surreal! I wish I could provide more pictures of the experience but Bigelow Tea needs to keep some of their mystery! The smells, the friendly people, and the sights & sounds of the Bigelow Tea … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Jack-o-Lantern Jello & Apple Cider Punch with TEN

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Please Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#drinkTEN #CollectiveBias Halloween is our family's favorite holiday! This year we are having friends over for a Halloween bonfire. I LOVE entertaining but also like to make it easy for me to enjoy. Below see how I use Canada Dry TEN & Sunkist TEN to modify my hot apple cider to a sparkling version of apple cider so I can please everyone~~hot or cold! For an added treat, let's use the Apple Cider Punch to make some a tasty apple cider jack-o-lantern jello! ~~~~~ ~~~~~~ With only 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar, Canada Dry TEN & Sunkist TEN is a great foundation for my festive apple cider punch and jack-o-lantern jello. (if you want to make your own spiced apple cider, see my recipe here) ~~~~~   Now for the Apple Cider Jack-o-Lantern Jello! First pour 4 cups apple cider into saucepan to bring to boil (or ladle from … [Read more...]

Upside Down Pumpkin Pie

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Please note: This is a sponsored post as a Great Day Farms blogger. Fall can be a bit of pumpkin overload; However, with it only being once a year, I LOVE pumpkin overload! Sometimes we just need a dessert we can throw together at a moment's notice! This recipe is easy to make but is definitely memorable. Meet Upside Down Pumpkin Pie made with Great Day Farms eggs The secret tool that helps me make this perfect every time is my springform pan!  Run now to Great Day Farms website here to see just how easy this upside down pumpkin pie is to make! P.S. some people prefer to use the butter sliced up rather than melted so just see what works best for you! My husband prefers the sliced up method like he uses on his cobbler. … [Read more...]

Night out on the town in NYC: Blowout, Makeup Service, & Wicked!!!

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Please note: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with my partnership as Bigelow VIP blogger. Most mornings I wake up like most moms where we spend all morning getting the rest of the house ready then worrying about our appearance last. Who has time to look perfect? I tell myself after I get the boys dropped off that I will take down my hair to fix it and put on a little makeup. Of course that never happens! I come back home to start cleaning the house and starting my work since I work at home. When I found out that we were being treated to a day of pampering in NYC, I was so excited! Blowout at Dreamdry in NYC and Bloomingdale's SOHO for makeup service with Bobbie Brown sounds like a dream! The idea of having someone else fuss over my hair and makeup sounds perfect for me who always forgets to have time for myself! Join me in my day of pampering preparing for a night out in NYC ending with Wicked! Usually my morning look is with hair up, no makeup, and my glasses (pictured … [Read more...]

Peabody & Sherman DVD Release with Brain-boosting Blueberry Muffin Recipe

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  Please note: This post is sponsored by Great Day Farms combined with my honest thoughts and opinions. This week Mr. Peabody and Sherman is available on dvd! To celebrate the release, I have paired up with Great Day Farms to create another brain-boosting recipe since you all loved the brain-boosting lemon berry cheesecake so much (see link here for cheesecake recipe & more about Peabody & Sherman) If you haven't seen Mr. Peabody and Sherman yet here's the plot: Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - The WABAC - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting … [Read more...]