Archives for December 2016

Lifepharm Lamiderm High Apex Performance Bio Serum

 

I have declared 2017 to be the year about me. This year I will be the big “50”, which is scary for even me to say. I am going to spend this year on making a better me. I already started about a month ago trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Walking and exercising and spending  more time on my skincare are first on my agenda. I have looked into what skin care products will help me fight the inevitable aging, wrinkles and aging spots. I found that Bio Serum is what works best for me, this product is designed to help your skin elasticity, it keeps those wrinkles and spots away!

 

I am currently using Lamiderm Apex Bio Serum which is by far my favorite. I am super excited how quick this serum works. I have what I call smile lines around my lips because I am always smiling. These lines are my enemy they help age my look by showing wrinkles around my mouth. I use this serum every evening prior to going to bed and can tell a difference before I have even finished applying it.  My husband says not only do you look skinny but you are looking younger too.

 

 

 

#LamiDerm #LamidermApex #GoBeyondTheSurface

 

Shoplet Cleaning Gloves and Instant Swivel Wheels – Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Today is the first day of Winter and it definitely feels like it outside. I love this time of year because I get to make all of my favorite foods. The only downfall is because it is so cold out, I am stuck inside more and find things to clean, like my blinds.  This year I found an awesome product to help get those blinds cleaned in no time, Cleaning GlovesYou simply wear the gloves and wipe down those dusty blinds and you are done. I love how great they work and how fast they clean. You can throw them in the wash and reuse over and over!

The other downfall is having to haul the plants to somewhere safe during the harsh winter weather. This year we used the Instant Swivel Wheels to move our pots around. Not only did we save time, but we saved our backs! These can be used for anything heavy that you need to move and work great.

Both these come from my favorite online place to shop, Shoplet!

Shoplet also carries an assortment of office supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office furniture, and everything in between

1) Office supplies
2) Cleaning supplies
3) Medical supplies
4) Office Furniture
5) Master Caster

Great prices to help you get your home in order after the holidays.

Best part about this cold day is I am making my favorite Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings.

 

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup frozen green peas and carrots

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup cut-up cooked chicken
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed creamy chicken mushroom soup
1 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/3 cup milk
Paprika, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat 1 1/2 cups milk, the peas and carrots, chicken, celery, onion and soup to boiling in 3-quart saucepan, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Stir Bisquick mix and 1/3 cup milk until soft dough forms. Drop dough by 8 spoonfuls onto chicken mixture (do not drop directly into liquid). Sprinkle with paprika.
  • 3 Cook uncovered over low heat 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer.

Hasbro’s Joy for All Companion Pets Dog Cat #Hasbro #Joyforall

This post was sponsored by Hasbro’s Joy For All brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Growing up close to my grandparents was amazing. I was so fortunate to have had them right down the road. Now that I am grown, I feel like I appreciate them more. We lost our grandmother a few years ago and if it wasn’t for Bella, my grandfather’s black lab mix, my grandfather probably wouldn’t have dealt with her loss as good as he did. They were married for a long time.

Recently we lost Bella to old age, this has been really hard on my grandfather. When I stop by to visit, some days he will ask me to let Bella out. Some days he will talk about missing her so much. We are moving him soon to a retirement villa where we can keep a better eye out on him so getting another dog is just not an option.

I was so relieved and excited to have found the Hasbro’s Joy for All Puppy. I took it to my grandfather and he was so happy he cried. It made me feel good knowing that he has a purpose again. Therefore he will continue to live a happier life. The puppy is so much like a real dog that he kept saying I hope they let me keep him at my new home. I wasn’t sure if he realized it wasn’t a real dog. He talked to it and was holding it and petting it. I love the fact I don’t have to worry about him forgetting to take the dog potty or feeding him.

 

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I love knowing this dog will be around a long time because Hasbro has a long tradition of creating the world’s best play experiences, and the Joy For All brand represents an extension of that tradition, striving to bring happiness and fun to aging loved ones and their families. They are amazing at not only make toys that last but making items that even my grandfather can play with.

I taught him how to mute the dog for night time, and how to turn him on and off. This is a perfect companion for those aging love ones that don’t really need the responsibility of a pet, but long for one. He started calling him Buddy, saying he is my bud now. Of course, he calls me my sister’s names but he can remember his new companions name.

You can talk to the dog and it will respond so you feel as though it is real, especially with its soft fur! The batteries are already included and can be used right out of the box. Of course, we have always been a dog family but they have the cutest Cat Companion also just in case your loved one prefers a cat!

• Joy For All Website: http://joyforall.hasbro.com/en-us
• Joy For All Pet Pup: http://joyforall.hasbro.com/en-us/companion-pup
• Joy For All Cat: http://joyforall.hasbro.com/en-us/companion-cats
• Joy For All Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/hasbrojoyforall/
• Joy For All Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/joyforall

Hurry and head to JoyForAll.com to purchase your very own JOY FOR ALL COMPANION PET today and use JOY2016 for 10% off your purchase!

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We wanted to see what our own dog thought of him, and he thought he was real, we had to hide him!!

#JoyForAll #IC #AD

12″ Green Frying Pan – #Ozeri Spaghetti Dinner

I received this product for review purposes from Ozeri, although this is 100% my opinion.

 

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I love making homemade spaghetti.  This is my husbands favorite quick meal. What I don’t like is running out of room in the frying pan. I prefer to brown my meat and sauces in the same pan. This 12″ pan is the perfect size for me to cook the whole meal in one pan.

It is super easy to clean up after each use and comes  with an amazing felt cover so you can stack your pans without fear of scratching it. These pans heat up evenly and work really well.

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Use this awesome 12″ Green Frying Pan to make it all in one pan!

Easy Spaghetti Recipe:

Saute 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 cup onions and 1/2 cup mushrooms with a tsp salt and pepper.

Directions

  • Prep  15 m

  • Cook 1 h 10 m

  • Ready In 1 h 25 m

  1. Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, and green pepper in a large saucepan. Cook and stir until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain grease.
  2. Simmer on low for 1 hour

“Product Description

Size:  12-Inch

Utilizing GREBLON — an ultra-safe dual ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world’s first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and APEO. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a ‘persistent pollutant of the environment’, and APEO (Alkylphenol ethoxylates), which are under restricted use in Germany due to environmental concerns about their poor biodegradability, toxicity to aquatic life, and potential to act as endocrine disrupters. With the Green Earth Pan’s GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic substances are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes an inert, 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature – not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan’s ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE, PFOA and APEO substances, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a honeycomb ceramic cooking surface that provides small air pockets for even greater heat distribution beneath food and a superior cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. GREBLON ceramic made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany. Final assembly in China.”

12″ Green Frying Pan

Winter Time Games #Staples

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Baby it is cold outside!! I love this time of year, fireplace going, hot chocolate and the smell of baked goods in the oven. Nothing better, except sharing all of this with your three grandsons! I love spending time with them, usually we try and do outside activities but since it is so cold here we decided to find some fun stuff to do inside.

Thanks to Staples for supplying our games, we now have several of inside games to choose from during this winter weather.

First we absolutely love to play with Lincoln Logs.

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Not only is it fun and safe, but it helps the boys use their imagination to build things. I love how they would rather do that then watch tv! These would make an awesome Christmas gift. You can mix and match Lincoln Logs to make even bigger designs. We can play for hours just building different items. It is recommended for 3 years old and up, due to small pieces.

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The next thing we love to do while it is cold outside is draw! As a former teacher, I couldn’t wait until the grands wanted to start writing. We learn letters and numbers. As a reward after lessons, they get to play with the Spirograph Kit. This is so fun to them and they love to hang up their final design on Mimi’s fridge. I have a fridge of memories!! These are awesome for their little brains because they have the freedom to design it like they want.

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This too would make an awesome Christmas gift. It includes markers and paper in it’s own tray. Great for children who need to work on their motor skills and allows them to learn to make their own decisions by choosing their colors and designs. My favorite type of gifts!

Last we love Bounce Off, this gives them a chance to get up and move, which three little boys seem to love to do. Bounce Off is a game where you have to throw the ball in a pattern.  You draw a card telling you which pattern to use. This has been so neat to watch them grow while playing this game. The are learning so much from counting and patterns.

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This is also my grown children’s favorite game to play with a bunch of friends, so from young to old everyone will love this!

If you think these games look fun, you should see what winter time Staples Games Terri’s playing over on Shabby Chic Boho.

I have tried to simplify my shopping this year, I love spending time over money with the grand kids, I want them to learn the importance of family and time. Staples has been a lifesaver, they have such a variety to chose from. I was able to order most of my Christmas online and save a ton of money.

If you are in need of last minute gift ideas, check these out. You will have so much fun while it is cold outside!

Rosaire Gerald Leather Wallet #EvaLeather

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Rosaire Leather Wallet

I received this beautiful leather wallet and it was love at first site. I love how roomy it is, I have a variety of cards from reward cards, gift cards and credit cards. Normally I have to leave some out. Not with this wallet. Everything fit. I love how pretty this wallet it also, it is a deep red leather and made really well!! It has a variety of compartments to place your items, if you are like me and want to keep everything organized! This is so worth the price and would make an amazing gift! You can find it here: Rosaire Leather Wallet

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This wallet is a luxury design made with real cow leather. You can not only be stylish but be assured it will last a long time.

Rosaire Leather Wallet

The Pillow Collection

The Pillow Collection

Elevate your holiday décor with a fresh set of pillows. It’s the perfect gift for anyone with a throw pillow addiction. Now, you can take advantage of The Pillow Collection’s holiday promotion and get 10% off plus free shipping on all pillows storewide. Use coupon code HOHOHO at checkout.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Noelle Holiday Pillow

Add a holiday cheer to your indoor space with this Santa Claus Throw Pillow. With its festive design that features Santa Claus and a jovial mix of red, yellow, white, green and blue, this accent pillow is perfect for your sofa, sectional and bed.

Lucian Holiday Pillow

Make your home Christmas-ready with this striking throw pillow featuring a shiny chrome hue and a solid design. It is a perfect side piece to pair with other holiday pillows.

Balthasar Holiday Pillow

Add warmth to your home this holiday season with this Christmas Tree appliqued pillow. With its red, grey, and tan plaid background, the applique stands out from the rest.

Check them out!!