Archives for December 9, 2014

CapriClear Moisturizing Spray make a great stocking stuffer! A Must-Have to combat dry skin this Season!

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I don’t know about you…but my skin seems to really dry in the Winter! It even seems flaky at times. I am quite excited about this product by CapriClear, It really helps with dry skin! CapriClear Spray-On Moisturizer is an innovative over-the-counter treatment that combats dry, flaky, irritated skin. Conceived by a dermatologist, CapriClear is an exceptionally pure, gentle and effective single-ingredient solution for even the most sensitive skin. I actually have somewhat sensitive skin and this product works great on my skin.  I also love that it is all natural,  100% fractionated coconut oil.  It is also free of preservatives, additives, dyes, PABA and other potential irritants found in many other skin care products. I love to use this after a bath and it leaves my skin soft! This is a Must-have and would make a great stocking stuffer!

CapriClear Spray-On Moisturizer is available in a full-size 5.4 fl.oz bottle or travel size at fine retailers including Ulta, Harmons, Bed, Bath & Beyond and are also available for purchase online at Amazon.com, drugstore.com, AskDerm.com, GreenCupboards.com, and more.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to include in our holiday features. Photo Credit: CapriClear.

Belli Skincare products make great gifts! A Beauty Must-have!

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If you are an expectant or a new Mom, you will like the Belli Skincare lineup!  These products would make a great Holiday gift for new or soon-to-be Moms! Belli is a physician-formulated skin care line focused on ingredient safety to provide expectant and new mothers with piece of mind. The following would make great gifts this Holiday season: Belli Pure & Pampered Body Wash which is a specifically formulated body wash created for daily use. It gently cleans without stripping the skin of it natural oils. It contains cucumber and green tea extracts that are rich in antioxidants as well as lavender and chamomile that provides a relaxing aromatherapy experience. It smells great too! Retails $13.00 for a 6.5 oz.  The Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion is a luxuriously emollient cream that deeply moisturizes and comforts dry skin. This one also contains lemon oil and has an uplifting scent!  Retails for $17.00 for 6.5 oz. This one is a favorite of mine! It really helps with dry skin! The Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator is a light daily moisturizer that is rich in botanical humectants that refine and soften skin texture. It has a light citrus scent and smells great too! Retails for $32.00 for 1.5 oz. airless pump. Last, but not least and this one is actually my favorite! The Belli Eye Brightening Cream is a Vitamin K and B enriched eye cream that revives and illuminates tired eyes, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines. This one is a Must-Have for all Moms! Retails for $39.00 for 0.5 oz.

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Look for these at BelliSkincare.com this Holiday season!

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday gift feature. Photo Credit: Belli Skincare.

 

Romancing Christmas Heartwarming Holiday stories are a Must-Read for the season!

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Looking for wonderful Romance stories for the Holiday season? This boxed set of 10 heartwarming romances during Christmas time is a Must-Read for the season!  The set includes Christmas romances from the future all the way to friends into lovers stories. I actually am still reading the set but wanted to share before Christmas! They really are fun to read romance stories and I highly recommend!  The set includes:

-Broken Protocols 3.5 by Dale Mayer
-Shades Series: Shades of Holly by H.D. Thomson
-A Season For Love by Chantel Rondeau
-Christmas Hope by Leslie Lynch
-A Christmas Miracle by Sandy Loyd
-Salty Carmel Christmas by Barbara Lohr
-Heating Up The Holidays by Marcia James
-Insanity Claus by Carolyn Hughey
-A Family For Christmas by Tallulah Grace
-A Father For Christmas by Rachelle Ayala

So far, I have read Christmas Hope, A Father For Christmas and A Christmas Miracle. This set is just perfect for cuddle up and read by the fire! If you love to read Romance stories, don’t miss out on this boxed set. On Amazon for the Kindle the set is currently only .99! You really can’t beat that price!  Also, available on other sites listed below.

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Find out more here.

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Shutterfly Photo Gifts for the Christmas Holiday!

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Looking for Christmas Gifts? I know that I am not done shopping yet! Personalized photo gifts are my favorite gift to give and Shutterfly is always at the top of my list!  I was able to personalize the following: A Mouse Pad, A Phone Charger and a Faceplate for the Phone Charger.  I selected the Catitude Mouse Pad because I do have a furry feline that my son loves and I was looking for a gift he would like. This Mouse Pad will definitley make him smile! (Now, I only hope he doesn’t visit my website before Christmas!)

My favorite would make a great gift for anyone with a Cell Phone!  A Portable Charger would make a great stocking stuffer or gift! The Adventure Awaits Portable Charger is my favorite style! My favorite thing?  It can charge both phone and tablets-up to 2 devices simultaneously (using included adapters).  The Charger includes 2 USB ports and 1 micro USB port.  Now, I’m just trying to decide to give this as a gift or keep it for myself!

Shutterfly also has Faceplates for the Portable Chargers! A removable personalized faceplate allows you to swap out photos. This is really cool because you can have different photos!

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These items can all be found on the Shutterfly website! There are also many other gift choices to select from and there is still time to order before Christmas!

We have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway!  One winner will win their own Mouse Pad! Deadline to enter is pretty quick! So, enter today! Deadline is December 12th, 2014!  To enter leave a comment below telling us one of your most prized personalized gifts that you have ever received. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries via Random.org.

And, don’t forget to check out all the wonderful holiday photo gifts at Shutterfly !

 

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this holiday feature. Photo Credit: Shutterfly.

iNewsletter for your School Newsletters!

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I recently had the opportunity to check out iNewsletter! This is an easy and fun way to create a school newsletter online. I like that it is very simple. You simply change the text and images to the text and images you would like. It is even kid-friendly! We Homeschool so we did this as a school project and found that it is easy to do. They have different pricing plans and this would be great for schools!  I have to admit it is pricey for homeschools like mine  but  I do recommend for schools.

You can find iNewsletter here!

 

Their Pricing Plans are:

 

  • SMALL – $90/mo (AUD) excluding GST
    – Up to:250 Students

    MEDIUM – $130/mo (AUD) excluding GST
    – For: 250-1000 Students

  • LARGE – $170/mo (AUD) excluding GST
    – For: 1000-2500 Students

    ALL PLANS INCLUDE UNLIMITED:Newsletter Issues

Web Traffic
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Email Sends
Tech Support

  • Version Upgrades

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is delicious! Peanut Butter Lovers Rejoice! Award-Winning Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter Now Available in U.S.

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I love Peanut Butter! So, I was thrilled to learn about Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter and even more excited to try it! I was not disappointed! Actually, I honestly think that this is now my favorite Peanut Butter!  I tried the Smooth with No Salt and it is simply delicious!

 

Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter (www.reallygood.co.nz), New Zealand’s #1 selling peanut butter brand, announces its launch in the United States.

 

Pic’s, based in sunny Nelson, New Zealand, imports the finest quality Hi-Oleic peanuts from Kingaroy, Australia, roasts, grinds and seals them within hours, ensuring a  signature fresh roasted taste.   The high quality of the product is due in part to the use of very fresh peanuts.  The healthy, full-flavored peanut butter is all natural, gluten-free and made just how peanut butter should be – with no additives and just a touch of Kiwi salt in the salted varieties. Pic’s award-winning peanut butter is higher in the good monounsaturated oils and high in antioxidants, dietary fiber and good quality protein.  Before using, just give it a quick stir and enjoy Pic’s straight from the jar by the spoonful with your favorite jelly or in your favorite recipe.

 

 

“All it takes is one taste to know that you have found the best peanut butter there is,” said Pic Picot, Founder of Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter.  “I started Pic’s seven years ago at the central Nelson weekend market and demand  took off solely through word of mouth.  Americans love their peanut butter and once they get a taste, they’ll understand why Pic’s is the top choice Down Under.”

 

A premium staple in Kiwi kitchens, Pic’s has fans all over the globe and is used and recommended by New Zealand’s top chefs.  “Quite Simply the best peanut butter we have ever tasted” said New Zealand’s leading food magazine Cuisine.  Pic’s was also  hailed a winner in a recent taste test by food writers at The New Zealand Herald, Pic’s peanuts are pre-roasted which gave them “the best taste and texture, by far”, according to journalist Catherine Gaffaney. Taster Gabrielle Feather said the roasted buttery flavor had an ‘earthy’ taste, giving the peanut butter a five out of five.  Pic’s even has devotees among the celebrity crowd.  Guitarist Billy Gibbons of the American rock band ZZ Top, tried Pic’s peanut butter during a trip to New Zealand and got hooked.

 

Pic (AKA “Bruce”) Picot started producing his own peanut butter brand in 2007 by roasting and crushing imported peanuts, and by leaving out the sugar and emulsifiers that are added to some competing peanut butters. Peanut butter has certainly been a passion for Pic since boyhood lunches of peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches in Auckland.  Pic ran a sailing school in Nelson before coming ashore to experiment making his own product in the home kitchen. Pic’s passion includes offering taste tests to passers-by wherever he can.  For this activity he regularly takes to the road in his distinctive Airstream caravan “toaster” for the “Peanut Butter on Toast” tour.

 

 

 To further their efforts as a responsible manufacturer, Pic’s jar and lid are designed to encourage reuse rather than just recycling.

 

Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is available online at www.reallygood.co.nz (with shipping “cheap as chips” – $10 flat rate shipping for up to 4 jars shipped anywhere in the U.S.) at www.zingermans.com and at Bristol Farms (www.bristolfarms.com) stores in Southern California, Oliver’s Market (www.oliversmarket.com) in Northern California, Chelsea Market Baskets (www.chelseamarketbaskets.com) in New York and Alon’s Bakery and Market (www.alons.com) in Atlanta.

Pic’s offers four varieties of peanut butter available in 380g, 13.4 oz. jars at a recommended retail of $8.00:

 

  • Original Crunchy
  • Crunch No Salt
  • Original Smooth
  • Smooth No Salt

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Pic’s is available at Bristol Farms stores in Southern California!

 

Here’s a delicious recipe! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you will love this one!

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Brownies with Peanut Butter Icing and Chocolate Drizzle

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease 9 inch square baking pan and set aside

 

Brownie Ingredients

2 squares (1oz each) unsweetened chocolate

½ cup butter

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

½ cup all-purpose flour

 

Peanut Butter Icing Ingredients

1 ½ cup confectioners’ sugar (used only 1 cup)

½ cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter (we used Pics Peanut Butter crunchy with salt)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (we used Heilala Vanilla extract)

¼ cup butter softened

2-3 tablespoons half and half cream or milk

 

Glaze Ingredients

1 square (1 oz.) semisweet baking chocolate

1 tablespoon butter

 

Directions:

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In saucepan melt butter and chocolate over low heat in a double boiler. Set aside and let cool slightly.

In mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar until light and pale colored.

Add flour and slightly cooled melted chocolate and stir well.

Pour mixture into 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack

 

For PB Icing

Beat confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and butter in mixing bowl.  Stir in cream or milk until mixture achieves spreading consistency and spread over cooled brownies. Cover and refrigerate until firm.

 

Glaze

Melt chocolate and butter in small double boiler until smooth. Drizzle over iced brownies and chill before cutting. Store leftovers (it there are any) in closed container in refrigerator.

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More About Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter

Founded in 2007 by Pic Picot, New Zealand-based Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is New Zealand’s #1 selling peanut butter brand and peanut butter worth eating.  Made from the finest quality Hi-Oleic peanuts from Australia that are fresh roasted and lovingly squashed in Nelson, Pic’s then quick seals its peanut butter to preserve freshness, flavor and nutrients.  Pic’s is all-natural, and gluten free with no additives – simply peanuts and a trace of Kiwi salt, the unsalted version containing only peanuts.  Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter offers four varieties, Original (Crunchy), Original (Crunchy, no salt), Smooth and Smooth (no salt).  Suggested retail is $8.00 (380g, 13.4 oz. jar).  A 1Kg, 35.27 oz. sized jar is also available in Original Crunchy or Smooth flavors at a recommended retail of $14.00.  For more information on Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter visit www.reallygood.co.nz.

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature. Photo/Recipe/Press Credit: Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter.