Sunday, September 21, 2014

Love With Food ~ Free 1st Month Box Code

What is Love With Food?

Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.
For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!
Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience

I received my first Love With Food Box this month.  I am giddy with delight over the healthy variety of snacks I received in the Spice up your Life Box.  

A lovely red box chock full of goodies.

Opening this box is so enticing.

Churro Kettle Corn by Love With Food ~ The warmth of cinnamon with a a hint of sugar.

 Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips by Way Better Snacks ~ The grains and seeds in these spicy, delicious chips are sprouted - which allows your body to better absorb their nutrients.

Hemp Rules Roasted Hemp Seeds By Ziggy Marley Organics ~ These certified organic hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein and the nine essential amino acids.

Lemon Rosemary Seasoning By Fogg City Spice Co ~ Enhance the flavor of everyday meals like chicken or vegetables with this citrusy & earthy spice blend.

Green Superfood By Amazing Grass ~ Add some pep in your step with this nutrient dense Amazing Grass superfood packet. 

Maruso Ghost Soy Sauce ~ Kick your next marinade or fried rice recipe up a notch.

5 Spice Caramels By Shotwell Candy Co ~ Mixed with pure chocolate and a hint of cinnamon, star anise, anise seed, ginger and clove these caramels will have you Living La Vida Loca.

Rich Chocolate Cookie Thins By Mandy's ~ Sugar and spice and everything nice is packaged in these addictive chocolate cookies.

Bon Appetit.  I cannot wait to try all the goodies I received.

September is Hunger Action Month.  15.9 Million children go hungry in America each year!

1 in 5 children goes hungry in America every day!

1 in 6 Americans live in a food-insecure household.

Help Love With Food make an impact.  For every box you receive, you are donating a meal to a hungry child in America.  Please join, if you are able, to help the cause.  

Love With Food - Snack Smart. Do Good.
Click on this link to receive your first box for FREE!  You can cancel at any time.  Really!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr Song Vitamin C Serum Review & Giveaway

Dr Song Medical is a professional medical cosmetic laboratory that originally manufactured health and beauty products for doctors, professionals and medical facilities.  Dr Song products are now available to everyone via  Dr Song medical products are made in the USA and are FDA compliant.  

I received a complimentary bottle of Dr Song Vitamin C Serum to use and review.  I do love to use Vitamin C products.  I also like changing it up and using different products, it keeps my skin guessing.  

What's different from Dr Song's Vitamin C serum versus other Vitamin C products is the active ingredient list. 

  1. 20% Vitamin C ~ Stimulates the synthesis of collagen.  Vitamin C helps to stimulate the natural exfoliation of skin cells for a radiant look.  It's anti-oxidant properties work to neutralize free radicals and prevent the signs of ageing. 
  2. E Ferulic Acid ~ Is a highly effective topical anti-oxidant.  E Ferulic Acid works to stabilize the Vitamin C which allows an effective delivery into the tissues.
  3. Hyaluronic Acid ~ Acts as a space filler by binding to water and helps to keep skin wrinkle-free.  As we age our bodies lose the ability to produce the proper amounts of HA.  Because of this our skin will lose moisture, volume, tone and lift.  By using a serum that includes HA you will enhance your skin's ability to retain moisture.  HA also helps renew your skin's suppleness and elasticity while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. 
  4. Aloe Vera ~  Aloe Vera contains both Vitamin C and E.  Aloe Vera will improve natural firmness leaving skin soft, supple and hydrated. 

After using Dr Song Vitamin C Serum for 2 weeks I have noticed my skin looks plumper and stays soft and smooth all day.  This serum feels like a cushion between it and my other beauty products. It glides on effortlessly, leaving a satin finish to my skin.  The fact that this product was only available through a professional until not too long ago, is an added bonus.  

Now for the best part.  Dr Song has generously agreed to send a bottle of their Vitamin C Serum to one of my lucky readers.  

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Are You in Constant Change Mode?

I enjoy Pinterest and facebook, like most folks.  Lately I've noticed that a Huge focus is  on ways to change ourselves.  Don't get me wrong, I am constantly on the lookout for the next best thing, but I think we may be hopping on the wrong bandstand by wanting to continuously change ourselves.  As if we are doing something wrong in how we are living our lives, right now. Guilty feelings if we don't measure up to the latest, best thing.

Changes I have recently made in my life include:

  1. Adding exercise back into my morning routine.
  2. Joining Blue Apron a meal delivery service.
  3. Cutting my hair in a different style.
  4. Using a different method to apply my makeup.
  5. Joining a women's support group on facebook.
  6. Beginning a new business venture with Neal's Yard Remedies Organic.
  7. Researching a move to New York.
  8. Attempting to put together a Gift Exchange through my blog.

Looking at this list makes me realize how much I've attempted to accomplish in a very short time.  It's no wonder I feel pulled in a hundred different directions.  Because I have taken on so much, I don't feel like I'm able to give 100% to everything.  I'll admit I do enjoy keeping busy, but I have to find a way to allow my life to stay unchanged for a bit so that I can complete, with focus on the changes I have already set in motion.

Re-inventing yourself is a way to challenge who you are at the moment, which can be empowering.  But what if the changes are too many and too often? Are you losing your true self in the process?  How often do you have to change something in your life to fit in, or be on trend.  And should you?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gift Exchange Start-Up

Greetings fellow bloggers.  

I would like to start a blogger exchange to meet other bloggers from around the world.  

It would be based on the seasons of the year.   

Bloggers would be paired up for 2 months to connect and learn about each other. 

At the end of the 2 months, a small gift or gifts would be mailed to each other.  $10 minimum

Simple, meaningful and a way to learn more about others in the world around you.

Would you be interested in an exchange like this?  

Please let me know in the comments section.