Clear Proof Acne System from Mary Kay

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** I was sent a product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Clear Proof Acne System from Mary Kay There is nothing more embarrassing then getting acne at my age. I hit the big 3-0 this year and I never thought that I would still be battling something that began occurring on my skin over 15 years ago. Recently I was sent the Clear Proof Acne System from Mary Kay. This system has four great products to help keep your skin free and clear. #1 - Clarifying Cleansing Gel - This gel is oil and fragrance free. It says to apply 1-3 times daily. I started out with one time each day just like the instructions said. I did notice that when I increased to twice a day it dried my skin out. The air has been horribly dry recently so I think that I will wait a few months before I try the twice daily again. But for now the once a day seems to be doing great with my skin! The Clarifying Cleansing Gel helps in reducing black heads … [Read more...]

Disney Planes Fire & Rescue on Rollback at Walmart!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias Disney Planes Fire & Rescue on Rollback at Walmart! Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas? Delight the little ones in your life with Disney Planes items now on Rollback at Walmart! All items listed below are on rollback through the holiday season! #PlanesToTheRescue #ad Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway ($24.97) Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Die-Cast Vehicles, 3-Pack ($14.97) Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Deluxe Talking Vehicle Assortment ($19.97) … [Read more...]

15 Cookies & Bar Recipes that are Great for the Holidays!

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** This post is sponsored by Foodie. However all thoughts and opinions are my own. 15 Cookies & Bar Recipes that are Great for the Holidays! One of my favorite things about the holiday's is baking with the kids. We love to put together trays of cookies and bars to pass out to friends and family members. This is a tradition I have done since I was a young child living at home with my Mom. Recently I compiled a list of my favorite cookie and bar recipes from around the web. If you are on the lookout for some great recipes then you will want to check out this collection of 15 Cookies & Bars! I hope you enjoy!   Check out 15 Cookies & Bars Recipes that are Great for the Holidays! by Heavenly Savings at Foodie.com Do you have favorite Holiday Cookies to make? What is your favorite recipe in the Collection? … [Read more...]

Purina Pet Foods For Your Pet This Holiday Season!

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This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. #PurinaHolidayWM #Ad Purina Pet Foods For Your Pet This Holiday Season!   Christmas is not just about my family and friends. It is also about my pet. I have a dog who I love very much. She has been a part of my family for the past 9 years and there is not a day that goes by that she does not bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. That is why Christmas shopping is just as important for her as it is the rest of my loved ones. This year I will be sure to pick up my dogs favorite Purina treats. She loves her snacks and I love knowing that I am giving her something that makes her happy! Did you know that Purina has a great sweepstakes going on? Right now you can head on over and swipe the snowflakes in a fun game for chances to win some great Purina treats! Purina Treats include Beggin' Strips (my dog's favorite), Waggin' Train Chicken Jerky Tenders, Busy Bone and Beneful Healthy Smile. To make a … [Read more...]

Reindeer Brownies

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Reindeer Brownies I think I just found the cutest recipe that I could possibly make with my daughter. These Reindeer Brownies are so much fun and absolutely adorable! Plus they are a hit with the friends and neighbors that we made them for! Yay! Ingredients: A 9x13 pan of your favorite brownies, baked and cooled -Baker’s One Bowl Brownies is my go-to homemade brownie recipe. The best part is that you line your pan with foil, so you can remove the block of brownies easily from your 9x13 pan. Remove the foil from the brownies and place the brownies on a cutting board. (http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/bakers-one-bowl-brownies-54515.aspx) Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter Small Pretzels Candy Eyeballs - I use Wilton brand Red plain m&ms - or try using skittles or cinnamon candies 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/2 to 1 teaspoon water Ziplock sandwich bag Directions: 1- With your cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the brownies. My cutter is just … [Read more...]

Rice Krispie Ornaments

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 Rice Krispie Ornaments There is nothing better then getting the kids together and making fun holiday treats to pass out to our friends and neighbors. My daughter loves helping me come up with recipes and ideas to make every year. Recently my daughter and I decided to make some from Rice Krispie Ornaments. These Rice Krispie Ornaments were not only fun to make but they are also very festive for this time of year and I am sure that the friends and neighbors will love them! Rice Krispie Ornaments Ingredients 2 Tbsp. Butter 10 oz. Bag Marshmallows Red and Green Food Coloring 6 Cups Krispie Rice Cereal Rolos Instructions In a sauce pan over low heat melt 1 Tbsp. Butter and then add half of the Marshmallows. Stir frequently and add 10 drops of food coloring to start. Add additional food coloring until desired color is achieved. Slowly add 3 cups of the Krispie Rice to the pan over low heat and stir to coat. Remove from heat and let cool until you … [Read more...]

Deals on Fragrances for Men & Women + Coupon #HolidayFragrance #Coupon #ad

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This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. Deals on Fragrances for Men & Women + Coupon Lets face it. Purchasing the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones is hard. This year I am making things easier and saving money at the same time. All I had to do was visit the Holiday Fragrance Gift Center at Walmart.com. You will be able to unlock a $4 coupon that is good for any of the featured Coty fragrances ($14.88 or higher). All you have to do is take a fun quiz to help you find your holiday shopping style. You will also be able to check out some exclusive holiday fragrance gift sets, exclusive to Walmart fragrances, celebrity fragrances, gift ideas for men and more! Prices start at just $8.98! I love knowing that I can purchase these great fragrances at Walmart. The quality and price are both outstanding and who does not love to smell good? There is a fragrance for everyone on my gift list and I am sure you will feel the same way when you see everything they … [Read more...]

Winters Coming – A Story of Seasonal Change by Jan Thronhill

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Winters Coming - A Story of Seasonal Change by Jan Thronhill Winters Coming by Jan Thornhill is a cute little story about a snowshoe hare who does not know who winter is. As she treks through the forest she encounters lots of animal friends. Birds, squirrels, turtle, mosquito, frogs and more. Each animal she encounters is preparing for winter. Unfortunately Lily is not sure what winter is and thus she does not know how to prepare for it. Each time she meets a new friend she speaks with them about the things they do to get ready for winter. Each time she also asks if that is what she is supposed to do. It is a cute and cleverly written book that will not only carry your children along on a fun adventure but they will also learn many fun facts along the way. One of the things that the kids learned at my house is what turtles do all winter long. … [Read more...]

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

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From Press Release: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY     Steve Carell Stars in the Hilarious Comedy that is perfect for the Entire Family!                                                                                                                                                             Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY        Available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand – February 10th   ** Inaugural Recipient of the Common Sense Seal **   Synopsis:                     Disney’s heartwarming comedy will have your entire family laughing out loud. Based on the best-selling book, it follows the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him.  But he discovers he’s not alone when his dad (Steve Carell), mom (Jennifer Garner) and family live through their own terrible – and … [Read more...]

Peter Pan Live on DVD!

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** From Press Release Peter Pan Live on DVD! FLY TO NEVERLAND WITH ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER CHRISTOPHER WALKEN AND ALLISON WILLIAMS IN NBC’S BOLD NEW PRODUCTION  OF A BELOVED BROADWAY MUSICAL   PETER PAN LIVE!   BRING IT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON DVD ON DEC. 16, 2014  FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT   Universal City, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 — Bring home the magic and adventure of NBC’s all-new production of Peter Pan Live! on DVD Dec. 16, 2014 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Following the success of 2013’s The Sound of Music Live!, NBC’s exciting three-hour production of Peter Pan Live! is an extraordinary and contemporary live television event of the beloved Broadway musical Peter Pan. Starring Academy Award winner Christopher Walken (Hairspray), Allison Williams (HBO’s Girls), Tony Award winner Christian Borle (The Sound of Music Live!), Kelli O’Hara (Broadway’s South Pacific) and Minnie Driver (Phantom of the Opera), this musical masterpiece, filmed … [Read more...]

Buy any Two Don Victory Products and Get Free Shipping! #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #CollectiveBias #Ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictor #CollectiveBias Buy any Two Don Victory Products and Get Free Shipping!   Have you ever tried Don Victor? Don Victor provides premium quality gourmet products with superior taste. Their line of honey includes premium orange blossom honey that is 100% pure and natural and is packed with a large piece of honeycomb inside a beautiful glass globe jar. Don Victor also offers a unique line of whipped honey with cinnamon, cocoa, or caramel to create a sweet, creamy spread: perfect for breads and pastries and a fantastic alternative to syrup and butter for kids pancakes and waffles. For a more savory item, Don Victor Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cultivated and harvested from the fields of Jaen, Andalucia, Spain and their decorative, heavy glass cruets look beautiful in any kitchen or table. Don Victor products would make ideal gift this holiday … [Read more...]

Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito with Tabasco Sauce! #SeasonedGreetings #CollectiveBias #ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito with Tabasco Sauce! There is nothing like waking up to an amazing breakfast on Christmas morning. For the past few years my husband has woke up early to make sure that his Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito is finished by the time we all wake up. This is a tradition that each of us have begun to look forward to as the years go by. They are amazing burritos and the green sauce and bacon on top are as festive as my husband will get with the "red and green" #SeasonedGreetings contrasting colors. Thanks to Tabasco and #CollectiveBias I am going to share my husbands amazing holiday party recipes with all of you! Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito Ingredients: 3 Large Potatoes Diced ( about 3 cups) 2 Tbs Olive Oil (optional) 1 lb Pork Sausage 1 lb Bacon 8 Eggs 4 Tortillas 2 Tbs Garlic … [Read more...]

Take a Midnight Stroll – Gift Idea from #BICMerryMarking #MidnightNavy #ad

This holiday season I will be focusing more on Merry Marking then I will on spending money. What do I mean by Merry Marking? I mean that I will be bringing cheer to all those around me with these great ideas from BIC using their awesome BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers! Today I sat down with the BIC Mark-It™ Midnight Navy permanent marker and wrote out a few notes to my neighbors and friends. I tied each note to a candy cane and I will be going around tonight to slip them onto my neighbors mailboxes. I'm so excited to show a little love without them knowing it was me! BIC Mark-It™ has lots of great Merry Marking ideas. You can click the link below to get more ideas out of their digital pdf booklet. The booklet contains inspirational ideas that you can create for your home or for your loved ones. Don't forget to stop by and get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking gifts for your loved ones today! I would love it if you showed off your BIC Mark-It™ Merry … [Read more...]

Gifts for Girlfriend from Personalization Mall + Facebook Contest!

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Gifts for Girlfriend from Personalization Mall + Facebook Contest! Have a special girl in your life that you have having a hard time stopping for? Want to get her something special that is from your heart? Why not give her a gift of something useful, beautiful, and personalized to let her know it was meant just for her! I have ordered many gifts from Personalizatin Mall in the past. I always love how easy it is to personalize the gifts I choose and the quality is fabulous. There are so many gift ideas to choose from at Personalization Mall. For example if you are on the look out for a Gift for your Girlfriend you can check out these personalized make up bags, couples picture frames or my favorite these engraved mirror storage boxes. So many great ideas to choose from! I am sure your girlfriend will love them all! While you are there don't forget to check out the other great Personalization Mall Gift Guides that are listed! Want in on more Personalization Mall fun? They have … [Read more...]

Campbell’s New V8 Protein Shakes and Bars for Busy Moms! #LoveV8Protein #CollectiveBias #ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveV8Protein #CollectiveBias Campbell's New V8 Protein Shakes and Bars for Busy Moms! My life is crazy! I wake up every morning at 4:30am at get two kids that I watch for my cousin. At 6:30am I get another child who I watch for a friend. Then at 8:00am I take my cousins kid to school. After I get home my day is filled with babies, homeschooling my daughter, cleaning, church meetings, lesson planning, cooking meals, making grocery lists, writing reviews, sending out emails, planning church lessons, making church visits and more. There is honestly not enough time in the day! Some of you might remember that at the beginning of the year I made a vow that I would be a healthier me. This included eating less junk, working out more, and making sure I get in a Good-for-you breakfast. The downfall with my breakfast is that I am so busy. It is easy to prepare meals for the kids … [Read more...]