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Thursday, November 20, 2014

‘What’s Up’ At Boogie Wipes And A Giveaway

Cold and flu season is here whether we like it or not. That means our kids will come down with colds. A cold always brings a runny nose in kids. Most little kids hate getting their nose wiped and that leads to a messy face which then makes wiping the nose with tissue even worse A tissue tends to hurt the nose that is suffering from a cold. So what is a mom to do? 

Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist are here to help! These products are a mom's best weapon for dealing with kids colds. Kids will even love the great scents that they come in. So what are Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist?

 Boogie Wipes are a soft cloth made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. Extra soft and scented in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses), Simply Unscented and Boogieberry, Boogie Wipes are recommended by Pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.

Boogie Wipes also go beyond the nose too. I love Boogie Wipes for wiping messy faces. They are also great for cleaning little hands. I love to use the wipes for cleaning my face after I workout and also at night time before bed. My favorite is the Great Grape scent. Boogie Wipes come in canisters and soft packs. The soft packs are great to keep in the car or your bag. Boogie Wipes are sold online and at stores like Walgreens, Target, and Walmart.

Boogie Mist is a gentle saline mist that you spray in the nose to help remove all that gunk in your child's nose so they can breath better. This saline mist comes in wonderful scents like grape, fresh and unscented. The scent will appeal to your child and allow you to spray the mist in their nose to give them relief.

How about some interesting booger facts that I found on the Boogie Wipe website:

Fun Fact #1: Your nose is the ultimate lean, green, booger producing machine. Your nose makes mucus to prevent dust and pollen from traveling to your lungs. Some mucus is swallowed (about a quart a day) and some stays nestled in your nose. When you breathe dry air into your nose, that mucus is dried and becomes a booger.

Fun Fact #2: The proper term for picking your nose is Rhinotillexomania.Say what? Rhino means “nose,” tillexis means “habit of picking,” and mania means “excessive enthusiasm.” Put them together and you get one enthusiastic nose picker! And just in case you don’t think you’re one of them, one out of four people admit to picking their nose at least once a day.

Click here to see the other 10 facts.

I just love the new purse size packs that Boogie Wipes come it. They are easy to toss in your purse or diaper bag.

Here’s ‘What’s Up’ at Boogie:

 Motherhood’s Snot Easy Contest: Being a mom’s ‘snot easy, but we love it anyway!  And here at Boogie Wipes, we want to reward mom’s for taking on all of those ‘snot so fun moments.  Find out more and enter our contest here:

Monthly Giveaways: Looking for extra posts for your blog each month? Need a little something fun to give your readers?  We will be running monthly giveaways that you’re welcome to share with your readers, if you like.  Check back with me each month for the next month’s giveaway.  You can enter to win them also!

Take The Pledge! Take the pledge to save your sleeve at  We will be giving away 1000 pledge kits each month!  Each kit contains fun Boogie Wipes swag and a backpack badge!

                                    For more information on Boogie Wipes, click on the below links. Also you can print a                                              coupon to save on Boogie wipes.



    I have a some Boogie Wipe goodies to give away to one of my readers. I am giving away (1) 3 oz can of Boogie Mist and (2) packs of 10-count wipes (fresh and grape) so you can have these for cold and flu season. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!
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Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pumpkin Seeds

 I have found a wonderful way to cook brussels sprouts. These Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with pumpkin seeds are so yummy and irresistible, that even if you normally do not like these sprouts you will love these. These irresistible sprouts are a holiday favorite but too tasty to serve just once a year. The recipe is easily halved for smaller gatherings or an everyday family meal. I am will be adding these to my Thanksgiving menu. 

     I made a batch of these maple roasted "little cabbages" the other day and ate them with dinner. The leftovers were awesome to snack on the next day. The maple syrup gives the sprouts just the right amount of sweetness that will make brussels sprout haters ask for more. The pumpkin seeds give them a extra touch of flavor. I made a batch without the pumpkin seeds and quickly found out the pumpkin seeds add a great taste to the brussels sprouts. This recipe serves 6-8 people but is easy to cut in half for a small family.

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pumpkin Seeds

2 pounds Brussels sprouts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup raw or roasted green pumpkin seeds

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel off any yellowed or wilted leaves from the outside of Brussels sprouts and trim bottoms. Combine brussels sprouts in a large bowl with oil, salt and pepper. Toss until coated. Place the sprouts on a baking sheet and roast, stirring once or twice, until sprouts are almost browned and just tender when pierced at the base with a paring knife, about 25 minutes. Place the brussels sprouts in the serving dish and toss them with the maple syrup and pumpkin seeds.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Old Factory Candles Are Natural Soy Wax Candles And Smell Awesome And a Giveaway

   Winter is coming and that means it is cold and dreary. I would love to escape the cold weather and go visit a tropical island. Well since that is not going to happening, I have found a way to bring the tropics to my home. I have found that lighting candles brings a sense of warmth to my house on a cold day. Old Factory Candles sent me some amazing natural soy wax candles in Vacation scents to help me experience a tropical vacation without leaving my home.

The "VACATION" themed gift set of three different 2 ounce candles includes Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, and Awapuhi. These all natural soy wax candles smell amazing and makes my house smell like I am on a tropical island.

  The candles are hand-poured in the USA with with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. I love the glass jars that they come in as they look great in any room. These wonderful smelling candles come in a gift set of three candles. The company sells many other theme sets of candles that is based around a group of fragrances. The candles come package in a nice box and this box would be easy to wrap or you can pay extra and they will wrap it for you. My box came with a holiday card as my message said" Merry Christmas" and was ready to give as a gift. Of course the gift was for me. 

Below are the list of Themes and their related fragrances. There is 12 different theme sets to choose from and they all sound awesome to me. There are scents for guys too. I love the 100% money back guarantee that they offer.

The above list has many different scent combinations so I am sure you will find one that pleases your senses. These will make a great gift or a wonderful splurge for your home. I know what is going on my Christmas list. The Coffee Shop and the Fall Harvest sound so awesome.

To purchase these awesome Old Factory Candles, click on the below link. Go take a look at the wonderful scents that these candles come in.

Now for the best part. I have an  Old Factory Candle gift set to giveaway to one of my readers. The winner gets to choose what scent category they would like. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Mighty Leaf Tea Is Great Tasting Tea And A Holiday Giveaway

     The days are getting cooler, especially at night, and I love to enjoy a cup of hot tea. My favorite tea is Mighty Leaf Tea as they sell great tasting whole leaf tea in elegant cloth tea bags. They carry many different unique flavors of black tea, green tea, and herbal tea. My favorite tea from Mighty Leaf is the Sweet Selections gift sampler. This sampler includes a 15 count tea pouch box each of wonderful flavors like : Orange Dulce, Vanilla Bean and Bombay Chai and the tea pouches are individually packaged in cello wrap. I just love that the tea pouches are made of silky cloth  and you can see pieces of the vanilla bean, orange peels, and other spices in the tea mix. To me that means a great tasting cup of tea.

The Orange Dulce flavored black tea is a luscious, rich brew teeming with notes of bergamot, orange, vanilla and jasmine blossoms. Made with Ceylon and China black teas, Orange Dulce brews up a fragrant and full bodied dark tea. Reminiscent of an aged Port, the flavor is sure to please.

The Vanilla Bean black tea,is deep blend of black tea leaves with Madagascar vanilla, conjures up images of inhaling the heady aroma of wild vanilla as you hike the tropics near Mt. Maromakotro. A full-bodied and fruity cup, Vanilla Bean flavored black tea, a blend of Ceylon and China black teas, makes a deeply satisfying impression.  

The Bombay Chai is a melange of spicy notes conjures the steamy, aromatic delights of an Indian street market. Black tea leaves with subtle hints of pepper, orange, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove make up our chai, the Indian word for tea. Bombay Chai tea is delicious when brewed fresh and blended with heated milk and sugar to taste.

      You can purchase the tea buy the box ,in a cute gift set of three boxes, or in a case of 100 tea bags. The last two options give you a discount. I just love how the wrap the gift set of their three boxes with a wonderful bow. This makes for a wonderful gift for the holiday season. I am thinking of buying some gift sets to keep on hand for hostess gifts or for the unexpected gift someone gives you.

Mighty Leaf tea is the perfect tea to serve at all your holiday gatherings. The tea is so festive looking. My daughter hosted a bridal shower tea party for her best friend this past summer and all the guests loved the tea. They said it tasted so good and that the tea bags were very fancy. The individual wrapped tea bags will look so nice on any holiday table.

Mighty Leaf  Tea also sells great looking Teaware like teapots and travel mugs. I love their TeaTop Brew Travel Mug for when I take tea to go. This cool travel mug is a "traveling teapot" which is perfect for enjoying whole leaf tea pouches.

The brewing system is simple: Fold the tea tag in half and thread through the underside of the slit on the lid. Once the brew time indicated on the tea tag is reached, just pull up on the string. This squeezes the oils of the Tea Pouch into the infused beverage below and pulls the spent Tea Pouch up to rest in a domed area. You never have to drink over-infused tea again. The body is crafted of double-walled stainless steel keeping your tea hot, while staying cool to the touch.

For more information on Mighty Leaf Tea, click on the below links.

Sign up for Mighty Leaf email newsletters and receive a coupon for 15% off your tea purchase.

I have a Sweet Selections gift sampler and a TeaTop Brew Travel Mug to giveaway to one of my readers. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Snuggle White Lavender & Sandalwood Exhilarations Fabric Softener Review

Here is a video review of Snuggle White Lavender & Sandalwood Exhilarations Fabric Softener. I was sent a free  sample from Snuggle Bear Den.


Your Kids Will Love A Personalized Letter Package from Santa And A Giveaway

My boys have Christmas on their mind and have been busy writing their letters to Santa. The toy ads that have been arriving in the mail have given them ideas to add to their list. They are so excited for Christmas to be here. 

I surprised my boys with a personalized letter from Santa and they were so surprised that Santa wrote them.  A big shiny red envelope arrived in the mailbox for them containing a personalized letter from Santa, a Nice List certificate with Santa's and Rudolph's signature, a personalized letter from Rudolph, Santa's workshop stickers, a Christmas game board, a Special Delivery from the North Pole stamp, magic Christmas dust, washable Christmas tattoos, and a free phone call from Santa. 


The red shiny packaged contained all the above for them. They loved that it had stickers, tattoos and letters with their name on it. They were puzzled, how did Santa know their name and address. I told them Santa knows everything.

You too can send your child, grandchild or any other special child a letter from Santa. The shinny red package even has a postage stamp from the North Pole on it. There is personalization throughout the letters for your child. Your child will be thrilled that Santa wrote them and sent them all the goodies.

For information on how to send your child a letter package from Santa, click on the below link.

I have a shiny red Santa package to giveaway to one of my readers. You will be able to order and personalized the Santa package 100% free. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Send Your Kids A Postcard from Santa And A Giveaway

Christmas is coming! My boys are young enough to still believe in Santa. The other day they got a postcard in the mail from Santa and they were so happy. The postcard reminded them to be good and gave them a list of things to do to be on Santa's Nice List. I love that Santa is the motivator, during this time of year, for my boys good behavior. My boys know Santa is watching them and they are trying their hardest to be good. When I woke up this morning, my boys had made their beds. I was thrilled as I have never expected them to make their beds. I praised the boys for making their beds and then wished that my bed was made. My boys then made my bed. Later that day, they even folded the clothes without a fight.  It was awesome that all this good behavior came from a postcard from Santa.

You too can send your child a personalized postcard from Santa, reminding them now what they have to do to be on the Nice List. Let Santa be the Motivator! Order Today and watch your child try SUPER hard to be good! You will be able to personalize your card. You can choose from two different pictures and include 5 motivators from a check list. The post card will arrive in 5-7 days. This postcard is great to send to your kids, grandchildren, and any other special kids in your life.

Your kids will be thrilled to get a letter from Santa and you will love the good behavior that the postcard brings to your children. I have a coupon code for 15% of a postcard, just use code pcSantaTP when you order the card. To order a Santa postcard, click on the below link. This site also offers many other items from Santa like books and packages. So go have a look.

I have a Santa postcard to giveaway to one of my readers. You will receive a code so you can personalize the card for your child. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! This prize is worth $5.95 and makes a great gift.

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