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 How much time do you spend on Pinterest? It could be just a few minutes. For some, it could be hours. Either way, Pinterest hold tons of information. From recipes to travel and everything in between, Pinterest is a great resource. See what these pinterest accounts are sharing.

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

GreaterGood, Mother's Day gifts with a purpose - giveaway/review

Every year, Mother's Day should be a glorious celebration. However your family chooses to celebrate the women in your life, the ladies will feel how much that they are appreciated. While bred in bed, brunch or a lavish dinner is relatively straight forward, the "perfect" Mother's Day Gift is a little more difficult. For this year's Mother's Day gift, give an item that benefits a worthy cause, a gift from GreaterGood


Shop.GreaterGood.com is a unique collaboration between GreaterGood and NOVICA. The mission of GreaterGood Shop is to give back to worthy causes. Through purchases on the GreaterGood Shop website, a portion of the sale goes to a worthy cause, with no extra cost to the consumer. This collaboration gives customers access to more than 3500 additional artisan products. The websites offers products to be sold on new channels, so GreaterGood can sell more items, raise more money for charity, and have a greater impact on people, animals, and our planet.

When it comes to finding a Mother's Day gift, a few choices tend to be popular choices. One option that is always is appealing is jewelry. Since this gift option has many options, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, etc, the category can be a little overwhelming. Luckily GreaterGood breaks the category down with several options. From style to stones to charity benefited, gift givers can choose an option that best fits her personality. 

While exploring the jewelry category, I was drawn to the multi-gem bracelet category. Pursuing these bracelets, I found many that had both meaning and benefiting women's causes. The stacking bracelets from Uganda & Kenya are both eco-friendly (made from recycled magazines) and benefit the women who make them attain a living wage. Now when I wear these bracelets, I feel good about the purchase as well as look good with a beautiful product. 

For other women who have a specific cause that they support, like Breast Cancer, Autism Awareness, Veterans or several others, gift giving can be even more special. GreaterGood offers a wide selection of gift items that represent and support these specific causes. 

With so many options for gifts, I created a little gift giving suggestions. These selected bracelets feature both parts of my heritage and items to help me find inner calm. The Irish Penny bracelet reminds me of the luck of the Irish that my grandmother always believed. The multi-gem bracelet focuses on balancing my inner peace. Worn with any outfit, these bracelets look great. 

Would you like to shop GreaterGood for the woman in your life? I have a $50 gift certificate to give away. Please use the Rafflecopter to enter. 

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Disclosure: I received a gift card to use and to giveaway for purposes of this post. All opinions are my own.

Purex Crystals ScentSplash, freshness in the gym bag - review/giveaway

As summer quickly approaches, I have increased my workout regime. With longer runs and more time at the gym, I hope to see positive results for this summer by the pool. More activity is great for my health but it leaves me with an undesirable situation, sweaty gym clothes. I will admit - my gym clothes stink. Of course, I know that all that sweaty mess shows that I'm working hard, but it's not a bed of roses. That's why I'm using Purex Crystals ScentSplash in my laundry


Purex Crystals ScentSplash is the next evolution in laundry in-wash fragrance boosters. Refreshing scent beads release a burst of fragrance. The result is a lovely freshness that lasts. Safe for all wash fabrics, the new Liquid Crystals can be used in the washer or in-wash tray.

Recently I've been using the Purex Crystals ScentSplash on my workout tshirts. Whether doing down dog or running an extra mile, my shirts smell fresh and clean. Even with my sweaty self, I don't have to worry about offending others with my stinky gym clothes. The Purex Crystals ScentSplash is subtle and not overpowering. Personally, I like the fresh waters scent, which is refreshing and not overly floral.

Purex Crystals Scent Splash is available at a variety of retailers. Would you like to try Purex Crystals Scent Splash for yourself?  Please use the Rafflecopter to enter.

From well worn gym clothes to the boys stinky shorts, keep all your laundry fresh with Purex Crystals Scent Splash.


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Disclosure: The review received this item for purposes of this post. All opinions are her own.

Magnetic Glass Board, function and style for family's to-do list - #shoptletreview




Coordinating a family’s daily activities can be minefield. From school to sports to general appointments, free time can be difficult to find. When you add in carpools and travel, the calendar could become a logistic nightmare. For some families, a visual representation of the to-do, where to go, and who’s in charge can be helpful. The magnetic glass board from Balt can make your family’s check list a little easier.

The magnetic glass board by Balt works for a family to-do list, schedule or calendar. Placed in a kitchen, office or even the mudroom, the sleek, smart design can blend in a variety of locales and decors. Compatible with dry/wet-erase markers, the board can handle the multitude of changes, do-overs and even doodles. The surface can be easily cleaned and doesn’t have staining.

Unlike other wipe calendars, this board can be customized to a family’s need. From a side note of a grocery list to special reminders for field trips, the board conforms to the family’s needs. Without staining or “ghosting” (the left over marks that never seem to be erased), the past items are gone without a trace.

An added feature for families is the magnetic aspect of the whiteboard. Kids have an endless supply of forms, tickets, and other important papers. In our house, a centralized paper holding spot is a requirement. A magnetic clip on the family’s schedule board keeps everything organized. No more searching for lost papers and wasting time. One location holds it all.

This magnetic glass board can be purchased on shoplet.com for $86.69. This use of a magnetic glass board is a great way for officesupplies to be used in a family setting. The sleek, simple design can blend with any d├ęcor.

Get organized and be prepared for whatever your family has planned next. 


Disclosure: The reviewer was provided with this product for purposes of this post. All opinions are her own. 

Coach Purse #giveaway, choose your favorite purse

Win a Coach Purse!

Are you ready for Summer? Is your wardrobe ready for Summer? Instantly update your look with a new Coach purse. From pastels to brights to classic Coach logos, one of these fabulous purses could be yours. Don't miss your chance to win! 

Welcome to our Choose your Coach Purse Giveaway!

Have you always wanted to have a Coach purse? Then good news because my blogger friends and I have teamed up to give you an awesome giveaway event. We have 4 gorgeous purses on hand and in this giveaway we're giving ONE winner a chance to choose one Coach purse. So which is your favorite among the 4 styles?  


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Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap, kitchen washing benefits from marula oil - review/giveaway

Our family is trying to expand our culinary knowledge. While we enjoy dining out, our schedules have become so incredibly busy that luxury isn't an option. Instead, we are experimenting with new dishes, flavors and cuisines at home. These cooking adventures leads to a lot of hand washing.

Smart hand washing is important when cooking. Everyone knows about raw chicken and potential contamination. Still, washing your hands when seasoning food is just as important. No one wants the the vegetables to taste like a beef rub. In these situations, we are washing our hands a lot. Which has made us think about the kitchen hand soap. We are now using the Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap.

With all the constant washing and drying while preparing a meal, your hands can get dry or even brittle. The Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap leaves my hands feeling smooth and nourished. I noticed that my hands feel hydrated even after multiple washing in a short period of time.

Personally, one of the reasons why I enjoy the Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap in the kitchen is that the fragrance isn't overpowering. When I'm cooking, I want to be able to smell the spices, ingredients and goodness of the meal that I'm cooking. If my hand soap overpowers my sense of smell, I could over season a dish or over cook an item. I don't want all my hard work to go to waste. With this hand soap, my hands feel good and I'm not overpowered by a fragrance.

Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap is available at most major retailers where other Dial products are available for purchase.

Would you like to try Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap in your kitchen?  I have three (3) free product coupons to give one of my readers.

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Disclosure: The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. All opinions are my own.

#StressLess2BMyBest RESCUE, combating life's stressful moments one pastille at a time - review

RESCUE and SocialMoms may compensate me for sharing my thoughts on life's stressful moments and how I combat that stress.

One word can encompass the complexities of life, stress. Some people thrive on stress, chaos, or other craziness. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people who thrives with stress. When life overwhelms me, I shut down. My energy becomes depleted; I lack patience; and I want to bury my head under the blankets. (or drink a glass of wine while locked in the bathroom because the kids can't go in the bathroom with me). Any of these activities are not productive and actually can cause more stress because I'm only prolonging the must-do activities.

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So when stress takes over, what can you do?  Some people subscribe to the idea that exercise can help reduce stress. I agree. A yoga class, kickboxing class or even a sweat inducing run can leave me energized and ready to face the day. Putting aside the mid-afternoon aches and pains from the activities, a good workout can get me to jump start the day. Knowing that I can tackle the arduous workout that pile of laundry or the next swim meet packet isn't that intimidating.

While the workout concept can be great, what if you can't find that 60 minutes or even 30 minutes to workout. The stress still happens, so how will you combat it. One effective way is to add some specific nutrients to your diet. Of course, everyone knows the importance of eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and daily water intake can be to overall well-being. But, did you know that certain herbs and plants can help reduce stress?


Adding some specific herbs to your diet can help combat life's stressful moments. The question becomes how can I easily add these items to my diet. I can't put stress on the calendar and plan a delicious meal incorporating a stress reducing pesto. Anyone who is busy, has stress or just deals with life, knows that stress comes when we least want or need it. So in these specific moments, what's the solution?

An easy to to help combat those overwhelming moments is with RESCUE. RESCUE is a brand of over the counter herbal remedies to help combat life's stressful moments.

RESCUE uses the following herb/plant combination to fight stress.
  • Rock Rose for confidence & composure
  • Impatiens for patience & tolerance
  • Clematis for focus & motivation
  • Star of Bethlehem for comfort & reassurance
  • Cherry Plum for self-control & stability
For life's overwhelming situations, RESCUE can help to alleviate the instant panic in the moment. Keeping a container of RESCUE Pastilles in your purse, car or desk drawer can be a way for your to remember to stop, breathe and let the pastille help you find a sense of calmness (or maybe just a little smile because it could be worse).

Right now, RESCUE is offering a BOGO coupon. It is available at Walgreens, Whole Foods and other retailers.  RESCUE has several products in its stress reducing line.

The next time that stress wants to make you hide in the bathroom and pretend that life's daily chaos has disappeared, grab RESCUE and think about a relaxing massage on a deserted beach. Everyone can be on her way to stress less.




Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and RESCUE blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.” Please note that FTC blogger guidelines recommend posting the disclosure clearly at the top and at the end of sponsored blog posts. Disclosure Guidelines: http://ftc.gov/os/2013/03/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf