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July 05, 2015
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July 03, 2015
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June 30, 2015
It created a warm tan (not orange like others I've tried), but I had streaks where you could see the difference between my natural skin color and the manufactured tan from the towlettes. It didn't have an odor the first day, but the next few days I smelled like tanner, but no one around me noticed that I'm aware of.
I used a glove so my hands didn't turn tan, so that worked well, as suggested. I also exfoliated before applying, but after applying these tan towlettes my stomach got very patchy, but thats just how my skin is I guess.
They do produce a nice tan, if applied evenly, and if you prepped your skin correctly!
I received this product at a steep discount, but the opinion expressed here is 100% my own.
June 22, 2015
What is the Together Counts™ campaign?
It's a nationwide program by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to inspire active and healthy living via physical activity and nutrition, a fundamental underpinning of efforts to reduce obesity. The principle behind the program is called Energy Balance, which just means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we expend. It makes perfect sense to me. If you eat more than you burn off, that's how people gain weight. Adults and children alike should be aware of how much they are consuming and how physically active they are, to make sure they have a balanced life.
How is Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital getting involved?
In partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Girl Scouts developed three "healthy habits" booklets to easily incorporate energy balance into meetings, outings, events and adventures. The free booklets help guide girls as they learn to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Through the use of these free resources for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors, Girl Scout volunteers and families can guide girls in fun, easy ways to achieve "energy balance."
The three Healthy Habits booklets available for download include:
o Between Earth and Sky with Healthy Habits - girls learn about the many plants, trees,
and animals that flourish in nature, and also build important leadership skills.
o WOW! Wonders of Water with Healthy Habits - girls discover the many forms and
paths that water takes and how to protect it. They also learn how to engage in teamwork,
speak effectively to convey a message, and inspire others
o Get Moving! with Healthy Habits - girls learn how to use their energy to protect Earth’s
energy and build important leadership skills.
Why Girl Scouts?
Health and fitness have been part of Girl Scouting since girls ran foot races in 1912! I was never a Girl Scout growing up, but my step sister was and really enjoyed it. I always looked forward to the cookie selling time of the year, of course!!! But I like knowing that they put an emphasis on being outdoors and being active! After all camping is essential to Girl Scouts mission. It is about the outdoors, and developing a deep appreciation for nature. Girls enjoy camping with their troop or attending a Girl Scout day and evening or resident sleep-away camp. From high adventure with kayaking, archery and rock climbing to traditional camps with crafts, singing, hiking and cooking over an open fire, Girl Scout camps give girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults. Find your local council to enroll girls in camp programs.
Another nice thing about this organization is that Girl Scouts’ leadership program is girl-led. And Girl Scouts sure do a lot with guidance from caring adult mentors! From national badge programs to council-wide events, each council offers a variety of exciting program opportunities for girls of all ages. Volunteers are supported with program level and subject training courses online and in classroom settings. There is a lot of peer-to-peer support and mentoring, and quality publications to support the delivery of high quality programs.
To locate the council nearest you, see the Girl Scout Council Finder.
Check out these links for more information and to see how you can get involved:
Healthy Habits booklets download: Here you’ll be able to download three free booklets for
Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Girl Scout volunteers and families can guide girls in fun, easy ways to achieve "energy balance."
Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Twitter: On Twitter, GSNC shares council information including awards, resources, highlights from council events and volunteering opportunities.
Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Facebook: Similar to Twitter, the GSNC Facebook page
shares photo albums of troop activities, news from around the region, and partner content from
Together Counts Website –The website is consumer friendly—aimed at parents and educators
and provides resources, tips, recipes and more.
Together Counts Blog – The Together Counts blog is the main source of all consumer-friendly
news including HWCF campaigns, announcements and content from HWCF partners around the
topic of healthy eating habits and incorporating more physical activity.
Together Counts Twitter – On Twitter, Together Counts shares everything from digital assets
(video, infographics) to industry or conference news related to food in addition to campaign and
Together Counts Pinterest – Together Counts’ resource for sharing recipe inspiration from across
the network, family activity ideas and pins from partners that relate to family eating and activity
including Girl Scouts, Healthy Dining Finders, etc.
This blog post was compensated by Together Counts/Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital for your participation in this campaign. I am part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.
June 15, 2015
I am a big fan of the traditional courting mentality and chivalry, so I was glad to get this package set. When I was in the period of my life where I was dating, I always said I wouldn't date someone I couldn't see marrying. Afterall that is the whole point of dating - to find your lifelong partner, right? Clay turns his life around and maybe takes it to the extreme at times, but has good intentions. And no life is without it's testing and challeneges, which Amber presents. A well written novel, and enjoyable film.
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June 10, 2015
When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the end of the evening three men are dead. One of them is a police officer who couldn't be saved despite Mark's best efforts. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel.
Though the standoff is over, the killing is not, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.
At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him?
Richard Mabry's books never cease to amaze me. Within a matter of pages I was pulled in as the doctors deal with a hospital being held ransom by gunpoint because they want the hospital staff to save their friend, and we later find out that there's more to it. It turns out the shooter is a member of the drug cartel, and they seek revenge on all the hospital staff involved in trying to save his friend. The people you think are bad, aren't always and vice versa. In the midst of trying to stay alive, a romance and spiritual enlightenment are taking place. The book is fast paced, captivating and completely engrossing. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more by Mabry.
Can Mark find out who the shooter is before he becomes the next victim? You won't want to miss the suspense in Richard Mabry's new book, Fatal Trauma. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.
Richard is celebrating the release of Fatal Trauma by giving away The Perfect Prescription Prize Pack!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A $25 cash card
- A copy of Fatal Trauma
- A bag of coffee (because caffeine can cure a lot)
- A medical-inspired coffee mug
- Syringe pens
- A box of medical-inspired cookies (because sugar can cure what caffeine doesn't)
June 02, 2015
- ★DARK CIRCLES? Are you troubled by dark circles under your eyes? Do people think you party too much or don't get enough sleep, even though the real problems are your family genes or broken capillaries under the eyes? Yalmeh's Super Youth Eye Cream treats and repairs wrinkles, dark circles and reduces the look of age spots and reduces fine lines around the eyes. People also use it around the mouth, forehead and cheek area and have seen similar results in those areas
★LUXURIOUS FEEL - It contains a combination of Organic Aloe, Alpha Lipoic and Alpha Hydroxy acids which work by removing old skin, allowing new skin to be produced. The Eye Cream is soft and creamy and feels soothing when you put it on. In fact, some have described the feeling as luxurious. It is not greasy. Formulated for Quick Absorption.
★ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS- Yalmeh Eye Cream contains all natural ingredients, no toxic chemicals or cancer causing additives - no mineral oil, propylene glycol or paraben. We do not test our products on animals NEVER-EVER. The Aloe Vera based eye cream contains organic and natural oils, gels and extracts, as well as Grapeseed Oil and Vitamins E and C, and is an effective natural solution for all types of skin. And, it lasts forever - a little goes a long way. And what matters most, however, is that the cream works incredibly well. You will feel better both inside and out.
★REDUCE FINE LINES - Watch the fine lines in the corners of your eyes be reduced to the point that they are no longer visible. With Yalmeh Super Youth Eye Cream, you will see the difference in the morning. Your skin will look younger, feel softer and the areas under your eyes will look lighter. People who have used it around their mouth, forehead and cheek areas, have seen similar results in those areas. Our customers normally see results after three months of daily use, although some see improvements much sooner. Our products are Made in the U.S.A. in our Advanced FDA Registered facility. Everyone that uses our products, come back for more. We must be doing something right!
I have the dark blue circles (not from lack of sleep, just genetics) so I was looking forward to trying this product. So far products like this have made my skin look healthier, but dont reduce the blue circles, and sadly this was the same way. It made my skin feel healthier, but the blue circles are still with me.
I received this product at a steep discount, but all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
May 29, 2015
I think these are great. As soon as I opened the box I could smell the fragrence wafting into the air.
We usually have an air freshener, wax warmer, candle or something going in our home. Owning 2 cats and a dog, I'm sure without them our home would smell less than pleasant :-P.
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May 28, 2015
May 27, 2015
The railing planter is made from UV-stabilized polypropylene, a strong, durable material. The high-gloss finish and bold color makes it pop next to the house. I chose the red so that it went with the brick. As I was surfing through Gardener’s website I had some reservations of the planter looking like cheap plastic, but let me tell you that it is nothing like plastic. It looks so rich and inviting on my front stairwell. I decided to plant basil and cilantro in my planter, which are two of my favorite herbs. They have been in the planter for almost three weeks and they are doing great. They have already doubled in size. Besides the high quality material and easy maintenance, I also like the fact this planter comes with plugs on the bottom. Right now I have the plugs in, since my plants are not exposed to much rain, but if the wind does blow heavy amounts of rain in my planter I can easily pop off the plugs and let it drain. Did I mention that no tools are required when setting up the planter? No screws or holes to drill. It rests firmly on the railing and does not slide or shift in any way.
The double solar spotlights are also easy to install. Just hook the spotlight wires up to the solar panel and you have light! I decided to place my two spotlights in the front garden. One illuminates my garden spinner and the other illuminates a flowering bush. The lights come on every night without fail. Even if we have an overcast day, the high-capacity batteries keep them lit all night. The wires that connect the spotlights to the panel are long. This is also an important attribute I must highlight (pun intended), since I was intentional about wanting my spotlights far enough from each other so that two separate sections of my garden were lit. I considered going with electrical spotlights but did not want the hassle of having to install them. These spotlights are bright and one would never know that they are solar.
I am 100% satisfied with both of my products. Gardener’s Supply Company had the products shipped to my house the same week I ordered them. I have worked with this company in the past and both times they have always paid special attention to the packaging and delivered my products quickly. We did have chips in the planter's paint after a week, but we contacted the company and they sent us a replacement. So they stand by their products and have excellent customer service. Kudos to Gardener’s for the great products, great customer service, user-friendly website and being, well, awesome in so many ways. I smile when I come home and see all of my herbs just waiting to be consumed. Would anyone like to join me for some Caprese Salad?
For more information or to purchase, head over to: http://www.gardeners.com/
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