Saturday, April 22, 2017

LOVING PETS Dog and Cat Treats and Feeding Accessories



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I love spoiling my fur babies with treats and toys. So, when I was given the opportunity to work with Loving Pets, I was ecstatic! I have one dog (Kaia) two cats (Kali and Squeaker) and just this morning we welcomed three new members to our family. Kali had kittens, all Calico just like their beautiful mother.

Kaia and Kali
Kaia is playing nurse maid


So now I have even more to love and spoil. 

Here is a picture of my other fur baby Squeaker. She is a huge fan of boxes and can be found taking a snooze in them often.



Making sure all of my pets are taken care of is my number one priority. Giving them treats for when they have been good or just because I want to say "I love you", is also important. That is where Loving Pets comes in! Not only do they offer a variety of treats for both my cats and my pooch, but the products are also made right here in the USA.

"New onsite manufacturing right here in New Jersey has been an important evolution for Loving Pets, not only to bring manufacturing back to the United States from an ingredients, products and quality control perspective but also to provide jobs and help do our small part to support the U.S. economy. Loving Pets is committed to supporting pet specialty retail partners and independent pet product retailers because they have been the foundation of this industry for generations." (copied) You can sign up for their special offers and promotions, contests and so much more by clicking Here

First off, I would like to intorduce the Loving Pets Puffsters® Air-Puffed Snack Chips. They are available in 4 different flavors; Apple and Chicken Snack Chips, Banana and Chicken, Cranberry and Chicken and Sweet Potato and Chicken. I was able to try out 3 of the delicious flavors for Kaia. She absolutely loves them! They remind me of pork rhines but for your pet :) Who doesn't love those right?!




PUFFSTERS® APPLE & CHICKEN Your pet will crave these crunchy, delicious, guilt-free snack treats. Puffsters are 100% made in the USA. At less than 10 calories per treat, Puffsters make the perfect training treat or anytime snack. Each bag of Puffsters is foil lined and zipper sealed for freshness, and CONTAINS MORE THAN 50 TREATS PER BAG! Made using 100% all natural chicken and apples, they will keep your dog fit, healthy and satisfied. 4 oz



PUFFSTERS® CRANBERRY & CHICKEN Your pet will crave these crunchy, delicious, guilt-free snack treats. Puffsters are 100% made in the USA. At less than 10 calories per treat, Puffsters make the perfect training treat or anytime snack. Each bag of Puffsters is foil lined and zipper sealed for freshness, and CONTAINS MORE THAN 50 TREATS PER BAG! Made using 100% all natural chicken and cranberries, they will keep your dog fit, healthy and satisfied. 4 oz


PUFFSTERS® SWEET POTATO & CHICKEN Your pet will crave these crunchy, delicious, guilt-free snack treats. Puffsters are 100% made in the USA. At less than 10 calories per treat,, Puffsters make the perfect training treat or any-time snack. Each bag of Puffsters is foil lined and zipper sealed for freshness, and CONTAINS MORE THAN 50 TREATS PER BAG! Made using 100% all natural chicken and sweet potato, they will keep your dog fit, healthy and satisfied.












Giving Kaia something that she loves and is made with all natural ingredients is the best way I can show her how much I care for her well being. She trusts that "mom knows best"

Secondly, I would like to introduce you to Loving Pets Osso Dolce Diner®





This bone-shaped double diner features removable, bacteria resistant stainless steel bowls in an extremely durable pebble textured plastic base. The removable skid-free rubber feet help ensure quiet, spill-free dining. All Dolce Double Diners are dishwasher safe (remove rubber feet first!).
Vet-recommended stainless steel bowl
Resists bacteria, Durable, Cleans easily, Removable rubber feet,
Dishwasher safe (remove rubber parts)
Skid free, spill preventing
Low noise dining
Affordably priced


So if you are looking for a cool looking, easy to care for, feed bowl for your pets, then Loving Pets has you covered. They offer different colors and shapes for both dogs and cats, so you are sure to find the perfect one to fit the character of your fur baby!

Find a store near you and show your pets you love them by getting them products from Loving Pets!

* I received this product free or at a discounted price from Propel Communications on behalf of Loving Pets, in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. *
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Car Seat and Tween Safety



Having a child under the age of 13, I take this information to heart. Keeping my child safe is my number one priority.

Every 33 seconds a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States. For younger children, car seats can dramatically reduce the risk of fatality or injury – but over half of car seats are either installed or used incorrectly. For older children, buckling up is critical. A full 50% of children age 8-14 who were killed in car crashes from 2011-2015 were not restrained.


That’s why we want parents and caregivers to know about the importance of making sure their child is safely restrained—whether that’s selecting the right car seat for their child’s age and size, or making sure that older kids (8-14) always buckle their seat belts and sit in the backseat.


As parents, we all want to do the right thing to keep our children safe and sound.  This spring, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are unveiling new PSAs to address these important issues.  First, is the up to date car seat safety information like the tips found in the fun new video series “The Wide World of Car Seats.”

Everyone needs acknowledgment for their parenting wins, just like we cheer our kids when they score that winning goal. so why not get cheered for finding the right car seat for your child?
 





The right car seat can make all the difference in a motor vehicle crash. And car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old.  But despite their best intentions, many parents may not realize their child isn’t in the right seat.  For example, many parents move their children to the next restraint type (car seat, booster seat, seat belt) too soon. To make sure you have the right seat for your child, visit SaferCar.gov/TheRightSeat.

And just when you think you’ve got this parenting thing down, your child becomes a “tween” and you enter a whole new world.  To help with travel safety, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are unveiling new PSAs featuring characters from Fox’s upcoming summer road trip adventure Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. The PSAs remind parents and caregivers that even if kids argue and plead, parents should stand firm and always insist that their kids buckle up and sit in the back seat (the safest place for kids under the age of 13).

My son absolutely loves Diary of a Whimpy Kid series, and I can help remind him of how important it is to buckle up and ride in the backseat. Just like the characters!



How do you talk to your children about seat belts? My son is stubborn and always wants to sit in the front. He's 11 and thinks he's big enough. I've had to explain how important it is for kids under 15, by law in Virginia, have to be in the back. I also explain to him that sitting in the front, can ultimately be deadly. Thankfully he understands and complies with my wishes. It's become a habit now so I don't worry so much. Making sure his safety belt clicks assures me he will be safe.

As a healthcare provider, I am mandated to stop at accident scenes. So I have seen the impact of what not wearing a seatbelt can do. I try very hard to reiterate this to my son all the time. I don't want him to become a statistic. It's easy for me to preach to him how important this is and he definitely takes it to heart. So whenever we get into the car, it's automatic and I don't have to fight him to jump in the back and buckle that belt!

Per data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 69,000 tweens are injured every year in car crashes and 61% of 14-year-old children killed in 2015 car crashes were unrestrained at the time of the crash.  Even though life as a parent is full of compromises, seat belt safety should never be up for negotiation. That’s why the new PSAs encourage us to: “Never give up until they buckle up!”

For more information or if you need more tips to convince your tween to buckle up, visit SaferCar.gov/KidsBuckleUp.  If you have a great tip, join the conversation on social media using: #KidsBuckleUp.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Tools4Wisdom Planner 2017 Calendar



Tools4Wisdom Planner 2017 Calendar (8.5 x 11 Hardcover)
Use code MEKEEP50 on Amazon for a 50% savings


I don't know about you, but I like to try and stay organized...I say try because I am terrible at it 😊 I use a daily planner to put my appointments and work schedule into it...but I needed something more for a long term goal.

Not a lot of you know, but I suffer from anxiety and chronic depression. I currently go to counseling and one of the things that my counselor and I work on...is setting goals. Baby steps to help deal with the anxiety and feelings that I keep bundled up. She suggested doing a vision board or something similar so that I have something to fall back on when I am in one of my bouts of depression.

I had seen the Tools4Wisdom daily planner before and thought it was just another planner. But once I really looked into the details I knew this was something that might be able to help me to plan separately from my every normal day routine.



The pages aren't just filled with the normal daily text. In the front of every month, there is a place to add objectives to achieve and the biggest goals you want to achieve that month. What is the purpose of that goal and what the biggest outcome will be once you achieve it? The Tools4Wisdom Planner gives you simple tips to living life with purpose both personally and professionally.

This planner not only gives me suggestions on how to build myself up but it's that visual stimulation that my counselor and I have so often talked about. My "Vision Board" so to say. I can add my goals to the pages, lift myself up and begin to learn how to love myself and keep loving myself by taking those baby steps.

The planner has tabs that separate the months and on the back of the page, it's blank. I use that blank page to place pictures on that have to do with my goals. It's my vision board inside my life changer! I can put pictures of places I've been that made me the happiest, or places I want to go. Feelings I identify with that will give me positive feedback.




If you are looking for that perfect planner, Tools4wisdom has everything you need, wrapped into one wonderful hardcover book! Don't forget to use code MEKEEP50 for 50% off your new planner! Start planning your goals today and bring your life into focus.

* I received this product free or at a discounted price in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. *

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Founding Fathers Coffee + Giveaway



You can purchase at Wal-Mart and Amazon as well as 
AAFES Exchange, Coast Guard Exchange, Marine Exchange, Navy Exchange, Piggly Wiggly, Shopko, Hyvee, Price Cutter, Quincy Farm Supply Co., Old Time Pottery, Festival Foods, Sunset Foods, Burlington Coat Factory, Atwood Distributing, Farm and Home, Blain's, Home Goods, Ranch and Home, Big R West Distribution, L&M Supply and other fine retailers.


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Who doesn't love a great cup of coffee in the morning? I know my day doesn't start until I take that first sip. I recently had the chance to try the Founding Fathers Coffee blends and absolutely love it. Not only do they have fantastic tasting coffee but the company gives so much to our Military families.

Did you know that Founding Fathers Coffees uses 50% of its proceeds to support American Military Families? You can read more about their cause HERE!
What an awesome way to give back to those who give everything for us.



Founding Fathers Coffee offers 100% Arabica Coffees in K-cup containing 16, 36 and 80 count packages. They offer an array of flavors so you're bound to find the perfect one to get your day started perfectly.




French Roast
Dark Roast  |  This intensively rich coffee has a soft smoky flavor with a smooth taste and velvety body.











Donut Shop
Medium Roast  |   This classic coffee blend is rich, smooth and satisfying.











100% Colombian
Medium Roast  |  This coffee has a deliciously rich taste with satisfying, full-bodied character.










French Vanilla
Medium Roast  |  The sweet and creamy essence of vanilla creates a luxurious coffee experience.












Morning Blend
Light Roast  |  Brighten your day with this perfectly balanced,  aromatic coffee with an enjoyably smooth finish.







And for those of you who want a more organic blend, Founding Fathers Coffee has something for you as well!


Organic
Peruvian Organic, Sunrise Blend Organic, Mountain Java Organic, Donut Shop Organic, Fair Trade Organic Dark Roast and Rainforest Medium Roast







No matter what your taste, Founding Fathers has what you want and gives to a great cause in the process. What more could one ask for when purchasing a great coffee to keep you going.

Enter for your chance to win an 80Ct. box of Founding Fathers Coffee


About Founding Fathers:

Founding Fathers Products was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Phil Knutsen with the mission to help keep America strong one product at a time by creating superior American-made products who’s profits support American military families.  Founding Fathers donates 50% of all profits to support our troops and their families.

Founding Fathers Products launched its first product line of American lager beer in 2011 consisting of superior tasting lagers formulated by three of the leading lager brewmasters in the U.S. The product is currently distributed in 8 states and plans national distribution in 2017. Learn more at www.foundingfathersbrewingco.com.

Founding Fathers Coffees were launched in June 2016 and are currently available nationally through leading online retailers and major retail locations. Founding Fathers Coffees are high-quality gourmet coffees that are priced below many industry leaders, offering tremendous value for consumers. The coffees are available in a number of formats including single serve brew cups, bag ground roast, and whole bean varieties.

* I received this product free or at a discounted price in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. *

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum + Giveaway

Swissvita Dark Spot Corrector

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I have to admit...I'm not getting any younger. I'm fo...twenty five..rty. cough cough. 😜 I haven't quite found that fountain of youth and I refuse to have anything done surgically. So I had to find something that helped to diminish those pesky signs of aging. Swissvita has been my saving grace.



Swissvita offers skincare products that are Paraben, alcohol, fragrance and pigment free so even people with the most sensitive skin can use it without fear!






No one wants sun spots, dark circles, acne hyperpigmentation, or an uneven skin tone to be the first thing people notice. AC-11, in combination with other skin-loving ingredients, can diminish those dark spots and improve skin’s overall radiance and appearance.




Uncaria Tomentosa Extract (AC-11®) diminishes the appearance of fine lines and fades hyperpigmentation from acne and sun exposure.
A multi-faceted solution for dark under-eye circles as well as age spots.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil helps reduce inflammation in blemishes and helps heal them faster.
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract has antioxidant benefits and also lightens dark pigmentation.
Targeted solution lightens only unwanted dark patches, not your overall skin tone.
Dicaprylyl Carbonate makes this lightweight formula glide on, absorb without leaving an oil residue and helps other ingredients penetrate the skin more deeply.

Find your perfect skin with Swissvita Skin Care

Enter for your chance to win a 0.53oz Dark Spot Remover below!
Swissvita Dark Spot Corrector

* I received this product free or at a discounted price in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. *

Garlic Parmesan Chicken....Slow Cooker Style!



I Hardly ever have time to cook because I work a lot of hours, So the Crock-Pot has become my best friend! I love that I can throw everything I need into it and by the time I get home from work, dinner is almost complete!

I am also a big fan of cooking with Garlic, so anything I find that includes it is an absolute plus for me. I found this amazing recipe on Delish and just had to share it with you. I just wanted to give credit where credit was due!

First off you want to gather the ingredients:


You will need
1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2lb. bone-in chicken thigh
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1lb baby red potatoes, squared 
2 Tbsp butter
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
2tbsp chopped fresh thyme
grated parmesan, for serving
chopped fresh parsley, for serving

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil (1/3 cup). Add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sear until golden, 3-4 minutes, then flip and sear 3 more minutes.

Meanwhile, in a 6-quart slow cooker, toss potatoes with olive oil (2tbsp), butter, garlic, and thyme. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add chicken to slow cooker and toss gently, then cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours, until potatoes are tender and chicken is fully cooked.


Garnish with parmesan and parsley serve and enjoy!

This pic courtesy of  Delish.com

Add your favorite vegetables and maybe a pasta salad on the side and you have a wonderful meal for the whole family! 

Please let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought of it! I would love to hear your feedback.