Archives for November 25, 2015

The New Zest Fruitboost available at Walmart is a Must-Buy! Giveaway Opportunity!


Looking for a great  shower gel that smells great but also leaves you feeling refreshed and your skin feels soft? The NEW innovative, revitalizing shower by Zest called Fruitboost is my favorite new shower gel!  It is amazing with its rich moisturizers and the antioxidant power of Vitamin C to help nourish your skin. Available in four luscious fruit filled scents (Citrus Splash, Very Berry, Peach & Mango and Pomegranate Acai), Zest Fruitboost stimulates your senses at a whole new level. It’s also twice as concentrated as the average shower gel providing double the lather and double the scent, and can be used to up to 40 showers making it a great value.

I recently participated in a Zest/Walmart “Booster” blogger program and was more than thrilled to run off to Walmart to look for this product! It is only exclusive to Walmart. I found all four fruit filled scents at our local Walmart in Torrance. I chose the Peach & Mango to review in this post! It smells great and what I really like is how soft my skin feels after using it! It really does boost my whole shower experience! These would also make great stocking stuffer gifts for the entire family!


Find them at a Walmart near you this holiday season!

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win their own NEW Zest Fruitboost Shower Gels! To enter leave a comment below telling us which fragrance you are most excited to try! Deadline to enter is November 27, 2015 at noon PST.  Winner will be selected via

Self Disclosure: I participated in a Zest/Walmart “Booster” Blogger engagement program and received a $25 Walmart gift card to purchase product. Any opinions expressed are my own.


Don’t miss this Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale! Great gift suggestion for parents, grandparents and all your family members for Christmas!


Are you looking for great products for parents, grandparents and all your family members for Christmas?  From You To Me will have 50% off of their Journals of  A Lifetime Black Friday through Cyber Monday!!  Regularly $17.95 they are now only $9.00 and make for a memorable gift for the person on your list that has everything!

AVAILABLE AT starting Friday, November 27th.

I received one of these beautiful Journals “Dear Grandma” and I love how beautiful it is! What a great way for Grandma to share what her life was like when she was young and share with a grandchild! My son has a special bond with his grandma and we can’t wait to give her this as a gift this Christmas!

Have you ever wondered what your Father was like as a child? Intrigued to know about how your grand-parents met? These are questions that lead to precious answers.  The award-winning from you to me range of guided memory books is made up of beautifully designed hard back books – the perfect gift for every loved-one, for every occasion or just because you care.  We all have our own story to tell. Each from you to me keepsake contains around 60 fun and inspiring questions carefully designed to inspire your family to enjoy telling their story – to help you to find out amazing things about them.

Available in Dear Mom, Dear Dad, Dear Grandma , Dear Grandpa, Dear Daughter, Dear Son, Dear Sister, Dear Brother and Dear Friend.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received.

Disney Store Launches Holiday Deals, In-Store Events and Special Experiences Throughout Thanksgiving Week DISNEY STORE UNVEILS ITS MOST MAGICAL FRIDAY EVER WITH ‘SHARE THE MAGIC’ HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN


Disney Store announced today the launch of its ‘Share the Magic’ holiday campaign, which includes 11 full days of Magical Friday (aka Black Friday) deals as well as in-store events and special ‘experiences like never before.


“Every year we look for ways to help our Guests share the magic with their friends and families, and this holiday, it’s our turn to do the same,’ said Elissa Margolis, senior vice president of Disney Store North America. “We’ve gone beyond the traditional to create experiences that are sure to warm hearts and make this the most magical season yet.”


To celebrate the magic of the season, unsuspecting shoppers in a Southern California Disney Store were recently treated to a special surprise in which every family in the store received a $100 Disney gift card for themselves, and another to share the magic with someone they love this holiday season. Click here to view.


Holiday Deals at Disney Store

Beginning today, Friday, Nov. 20, Disney Store is launching all of its magical deals both in-store and online, with an additional, special deal rolling out when Stores open on Thanksgiving night (11/26) and Magical Friday (11/27)*. Even more deals will launch on Cyber Monday (11/30). Guests have the opportunity to shop Disney Store whenever and wherever through and the Disney Store app where they’ll find great deals on exclusive Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars items for everyone on their list.


Disney Store Holiday Story

This season, Disney Store has developed a combination of new in-store events and festive cheer designed to create an even more memorable shopping experience for Guests.


In addition to a holiday version of the traditional store “unlocking” ceremony that takes place every morning at Disney Store, Guests will be treated to an in-store event called “Disney Store Holiday Wishes.” During this new holiday tradition, a Cast Member will read from a holiday storybook while children follow along with their very own version of the book. The mini storybook will include a detachable picture frame that can be decorated and given to someone special. At the end of the event, with the help of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse appearing on the Disney Store theater screen, each child will have the opportunity to make a holiday wish by throwing a special coin into a wishing well.


“Disney Store Holiday Wishes” will take place daily from Magical Friday (11/27) through Christmas Eve (Mondays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.).


Most Wished for Gifts

Disney Store offers the biggest collection of exclusive toys, apparel, accessories and more featuring everyone’s favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters at all price ranges. To help make the holiday shopping season easier, starting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, Disney Store will unveil its “12 Most Wished for Gifts” on and on the Disney Store Instagram page.


For shopping assistance, Guests can interact with Disney Store’s Guest Services team via telephone and email channels listed on


To find a Disney Store location, Guests can visit or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at, become a fan on or follow @DisneyStore on Twitter to stay connected.

Don’t miss magical deals at your local Disney Store at Del Amo Fashion Center, The Shops at Montebello, Brea Mall, The Shops at Mission Viejo and Fashion Valley. Stop by the newly opened Disney Store Outlet at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, or visit outlet stores at Las Americas Premium Outlets and Camarillo Premium Outlets.


*Disney Store locations will begin opening at 8 p.m. local time the night of Thanksgiving. Guests are encouraged to check for specific holiday hours.

Credit: Disney Store.


Get Flawless Skin with NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Trio These would also make great stocking stuffers!

Looking for products that will give you flawless looking skin? I know that I always am on the lookout for great beauty products! I received these New products from NYC New York Color and love them! They would also make great sticking stuffers!

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Smooth Skin BB Crème Bronzed Radiance ($3.99): Brighten and beautify your skin with this perfecting BB crème with a built-in bronzer that minimizes pores and fine lines to leave skin looking bronzed and healthy.

Available in Light Bronze and Medium Bronze.


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A trio of BBs that deliver perfect skin in an instant. With tinted crèmes and pressed powders, the NEW Smooth Skin BB Trio from NYC New York Color improves the appearance of your skin.

Smooth Skin BB Crème Instant Matte ($3.99): Refine your skin instantly with this smoothing and hydrating long-wearing crème with an effortlessly matte finish.

Available in light matte and medium matte.

I love all three of these products but this one is my favorite! It really goes on smoothly, absorbs in my skin and hydrates! It is lightweight but gives the perfect every-day type of coverage! This really is one of my  new to-go-to every day beauty choices!

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Smooth Skin BB Perfecting Powder ($3.99): Get everything you love about BB crèmes in a long-lasting pressed powder that covers imperfections and evens skin tone, acting as a second skin with a velvety, matte finish.

Available in Naturally Beige and Warm Beige.

All three products will leave you with a flawless look this upcoming Winter! Find them at retailers where NYC New York Color products are sold!

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Top Book Choices of the Week

Looking for a fun way to teach your child about Arizona? 


This one is filled with fun and wacky facts and children will find it lots of fun! It is great for homeschooling too! My son and I loved the activities and the fun facts! 

Check out for this one and many other great  books this holiday season!

The next two books are part of a series and great for ages 9-14.

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You may remember that I featured the first book in this series: Giants in the Land Book One: The Way of Things by Clark Burbidge.

The next two books in the series are now available!

About Book Two: The Prodigals

Book Two of the Giants in the Land Trilogy follows Thomas, as a much older man now serving as the Land’s Forest Ward and two of his grandchildren (seventeen-year-old Tommy and thirteen-year-old Rose). Thomas, Tommy, and a band of lost prodigals are placed on a dangerous path toward destiny or destruction. Though they are unprepared, they are all that stands between hope for the future and loss of all they hold dear.


The Prodigals continues the story of Giants in the Land a few years after book one left off. This time the focus is on family; the immediate family made by generations and then the family that is made by where you live with your friends and neighbors. What makes us giants? Not choosing the easy way out, standing up for what we believe in and what is right and our dedication to our family.

We received a copy of this one and it is action-packed and great for middle-school readers. My son really enjoys the adventure in this series. 

We also received Book Three and it truly is a must-read!

About Book Three: The Cavern of Promise

Thomas and his giant companion have disappeared. At the mercy of the evil king of Westland, in great peril, and with no hope for escape, Thomas faces an impossible test for survival. Book Three caps this award-winning trilogy with a danger-ridden triple quest: save Thomas, redeem a lost people, and reverse the land’s painful slide toward destruction. Can help be found in a mythical cave at the far edge of the world? Whispered legends speak of a ferocious tribe, fearsome obstacles, and fabled treasure. Join Thomas and his companions under an uneasy truce, risking all to seek the source of redemption―the Cavern of Promise―in a journey that could bring deliverance . . . or doom.

You can purchase Book Two and Book Three on

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to facilitate this post.