Children helped by MannaTech Give For Real Program:

MannaTech Nutritional Wellness Conference Update

At the moment, my brain is on information overload!!! Having fun, learning lots, meeting people. Let me see, so far I've learned....
  1. Bloggers are awesome people. It's as much fun meeting them for real as it is hanging with them online.
  2. Lisa Madden (the MannaTech rep who invited us here) is a very sweet, very generous person.
  3. Lisa Madden's brain is named Jana Sooter (at least that's what Lisa and Jana say).
  4. There are 5 million children dying of malnutrition every year.
  5. In developing countries, children receive too little of the right kinds of foods.
  6. In industrialized countries, children receive too much of the wrong kinds of foods.
  7. MannaTech has developed a real-food nutritional powder, called NutriVerus, that could potentially change the lives of millions, both in developing and industrialized countries.
I heard about how so many organizations give things like rice and beans to the poorer countries, filling the children's tummies but not giving them the nutritional foundation they need, so they die anyway. NutriVerus can be sprinkled on any food or put in any drink, twice a day, giving the child everything they need to be healthy. Isn't that amazing? Even better, those children are getting it FOR FREE from MannaTech's Give For Real Program.

In America, we hear how fat we are all becoming. Obesity is a huge problem not just in adults, but especially concerning in children. They are overeating because they are hungry because their foods don't contain what their bodies are craving. Some people have stripped down their diets of all processed foods and gone organic (or crunchy, as it's commonly called). I like the idea of mixing in NutriVerus to two meals per day for each family member, providing them what their bodies really want, and instead of eating more calories trying to satisfy cravings, their caloric intake will decrease and their nutritional intake improves dramatically, including their overall health and wellness.

More to come! Meanwhile, check out www.GiveForReal.com!


Lucky Friday the 13th Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the Lucky Friday the 13th Cash Giveaway 
organized by ShePromotes.com!

ShePromotes has come together with a great group of bloggers to bring you a giveaway valued at $75! You can make your Friday the 13th a lucky one with your choice of Paypal cash or an Amazon gift certificate. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, April 20th. It is open to participants worldwide. All participating blogs are using the same Rafflecopter form so you only need to enter at one blog!

Win the $50 Friday Cash Prize

TODAY IS $50 Friday and I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a chance to WIN $50.00! Cool, yes?

Well, there is only one catch, the giveaway is ONLY opened from 12:01 am and will close at 12:01am tomorrow, so you only have 24 HOURS to enter!!!

New Adventure This Weekend

Today, I'm packing up my car and heading out on my own to Fort Worth, Texas. I'll be meeting up with four other bloggers at a five star hotel for a weekend conference called MannaFest. I'll be taking in all the information at the conference, then blogging about it for you. This is a brand new kind of adventure for me and I'm very excited at the prospect of it. I am also very excited to meet my fellow bloggers, several of which I see online every day. It's my first road trip in my comfy new Dodge Avenger too. A three hour drive north, with a stop in West, Texas for kolaches, of course. I'm taking my iPod Touch to plug into my car. It's loaded with contemporary Christian music that inspires me, because I hate searching for radio stations in unfamiliar cities. I'm hoping I don't forget anything important! Lucky for me it's a casual weekend, since I live in my blue jeans. I'll be taking my own coffee blend too. Here's hoping for an in-room brewer. Pray that I have safe travels, love my bloggy friends, and have a great time. Talk to you again from Fort Worth!

Online Auction for Diabetes Research

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Novak's annual online auction for diabetes research is going live May 1st. Brenda’s youngest son, Thad, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of five. After Thad’s diagnosis, Brenda wanted to do anything possible to give victims of the disease a better chance at a healthy life, and so her fundraising work began. Brenda has raised a cumulative total of more than $1.3 million for diabetes research—and she’s gearing up to raise more. This year (among many other things) she has such exciting auction items as tickets to American Idol, lunch with world famous authors like Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry and Suzanne Brockmann, a stay in Nora Roberts' Inn and autographed copies of books from everyone's favorite authors (Ken Follett, Sandra Brown, Michael Connelly, etc.), many of which are advanced reading copies and can't be purchased elsewhere until release date. 


Two More Winners

Care4Hire.com Free Month Membership: KaeliH
The Call of Sedona by Lee: tattwo

Check out my current giveaways HERE!


Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and DeDa Studios. Each of the participating blogs has a prize package worth at least $20 that will help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. After you enter my green giveaway, be sure to visit all of the other amazing blogs listed below the Rafflecopter form. Thank you and good luck!
I'm giving away a complete set of eight books from Dot-to-Dot Children's Books Endangered Species, Empowered Communities series. Each book was written by women and school children from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo, and Nicaragua.
The stories are a call for increased awareness for an endangered species in their country. Dot-to-Dot Children's Books donates all proceeds from book sales to organizations working with these women and children. Just a few of the organizations include Wildlife Conservation Society, Help the Afghan Children, and Somaly Mam Foundation. Find out more about the projects and partners HERE.
The books in this series include:
  • Yara's Amazing Nose - Learn how a nose transforms an identity and a friendship for the lowland tapir.
  • Ndeze and Ndakasi's New Home - Two orphan mountain gorillas learn about the world as they find a new home.
  • Carey's First Day - Follow Carey the sea turtle as he journeys from his nest to his future home in the open ocean.
  • When Honey the Tiger Flew - The story of a young tiger's adventures to rescue his mother.
  • Sam Learns Some Lessons - Elephants learn how to cope with a water shortage.
  • Shuba and the Cyclone - A river dolphin gets lost during a cyclone and a crocodile becomes a hero.
  • Kajo and Akari's New Friend - Brother chimpanzees chase a butterfly through the forest and discover adventure.
  • The Snow Leopard Dream - A young girl's dream helps her overcome fears and befriend a snow leopard.
These beautiful hardback picture story books are beautifully illustrated and the stories are wonderful. The high-quality pages will last for many readings. In the back of each book there are photos of the featured endangered animal along with lots of interesting facts. The value of the set is $99.95.
Disclosure: I received these books at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
You can only purchase this set of books HERE, plus enter to win the entire set below!
Be sure to like them on Facebook too!

ABC Neckties - Review and Giveaway

A few months ago, one of my sons needed "business attire" for a leadership field trip at his high school. I fully expected the suit to be expensive, but I had no idea that the tie would be so expensive. His tie cost me over $40. I will never have to spend that much again, now that I've found ABC Neckties.
This beautiful blue woven grid tie is just $25 at http://www.abcneckties.com. It is a 100% silk necktie and carries the Bocara name. It's a handmade tie and I really appreciated how much attention was given to details. The woven design on the tie gives it a very modern look. There is even a loop on the back of the tie so that once it's knotted, the end can be tucked in and hidden. Floppy ties are not cool!
ABC Neckties also offers skinny ties, bow ties, big and tall ties, and clip-on ties. They even offer neckties for boys. They have solid ties, striped ties, and patterned ties. Be sure to check out the "How to Tie a Tie" video.
My husband doesn't even need a mirror to tie a tie. I think he looks quite dashing in his new tie! He seldom wears a tie because his job doesn't require it. Actually very few jobs in Austin do. But Johnny's collection of five neckties is now six. Remember, it's always the perfect Father's Day Gift too!
ABC Neckties on Facebook ~ ABC Neckties on Twitter
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Win a $25 ABC Neckties Gift Certificate!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. There will be one winner selected from the US only. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 4/21/12. Good luck my friends!

Meals for Mom Promotion

The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) wants to make sure every mom is remembered this Mother’s Day with the Meals for Moms Campaign.

Anyone can visit www.mealsformoms.org to send a free, customized e-card to their mom or another special woman in their life by uploading a video or photo and including a personal message. People can also send a message of hope to a homebound senior mom, or make a donation to help provide a meal for a hungry senior. Let Mom know she raised a great kid by helping a senior in need.

It’s all a part of MOWAA’s mission to end senior hunger by the year 2020. Let’s make sure this is a happy Mother’s Day for all moms. We are Meals On Wheels, so no senior goes hungry. Moms take care of us, feed us, protect us and ask for little in return. However, every day in this country there are thousands of senior moms going hungry.

7.5 million seniors face the threat of hunger every day. Do you know who is most at risk?

  • Women
  • Young seniors between the ages of 60 and 64
  • Divorced or separated seniors
  • Seniors living with a grandchild
  • African American or Hispanic Seniors

$50 Friday is Coming

Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? Well, there is only one catch, the giveaway begins THIS FRIDAY and is ONLY opened from 12:01 am and will close at 12:01am on Saturday, so it is only OPENED ONE DAY!

Project ReMAKE Information

Amy Smart, star of Showtime’s hit show “Shameless”, and her hubby, Carter Oosterhouse of HGTV, are partnering with Schick Xtreme3 Ecothe first razor designed for maximum sustainability—to launch Project ReMAKE, a contest that challenges consumers to reuse common disposable items and reduce waste by creating a functional item out of recycled materials.

Amy and Carter’s top 5 eco-friendly ways to spruce up your home and your lifestyle:

1.       Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! It may seem obvious, but consider this: When you throw away an aluminum can you waste as much energy as if you’d filled the can half full of gasoline and poured it into the ground. What’s more, that aluminum could make a great holiday ornament!
2.       Fresh Coat: Instead of discarding an old piece of furniture, try giving it a fresh coat of paint. You’ll be surprised at the difference it can make!
3.       Support Sustainability: Making a conscious effort to buy products that have already been recycled can go a long way. For instance, Schick estimates they’ll be saving 15,500 pounds of virgin paper from going into landfills each year by using recycled paper in the packaging of the new Xtreme3 Eco razor.
4.       Repurpose: Turn an old door into a chic coffee table, a headboard or a piece of art. Don’t discard old or broken items, repurpose them!
5.       Have Fun: Don’t take yourself too seriously when DIY decorating. Experiment with colors, materials, shapes and sizes. Remember: if you made it, it’s one-of-a-kind!

For more information and to enter the ReMAKE contest, visit www.facebook.com/schickxtreme3 or www.makezine.com/project-remake.

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SNUG Camisoles - Review

SNUG Camisoles are the best! Soft and comfy, plus they keep me all tucked in where I want to be tucked in. I love the longer length camisole because so many pants are low-waisted and no one wants to see at that stuff hanging out. It also hugs me around the chest so nothing falls out and even gives me sides and back enough support that I can feel comfortable wearing a sleeveless top.
I paired up this Mocha colored SNUG Cami with black pants and a black sweater. I love this color! I'll be able to wear it year-round. It'll be great layered in the winter and the perfect minimalist top in the heat of Texas summertime. This style comes in LOTS of colors!
There are several different styles of camisoles available and even moms-to-be can rock these camisoles because of the longer length style. Even Jessica Simpson was spotted in one during her pregnancy. SNUG Camisoles would be great Mother's Day Gifts too!
You can get SNUG Camisoles, as well as their other products, online HERE. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter so that you're first to hear of special promotions and new products!
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

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Pinup Perfect Beauty at EdenFantasys

EdenFantasys.com knows you want to be beautiful in every way. That's why they offer beauty products as well as adult toys. Getting married soon? Check out this awesome collection called Face Palette Bridesmaid, full of stunning colors of eyeshadow and lip gloss. What a great gift for your bridesmaids!
Prefer mineral makeup? No problem! EdenFantasys.com has just the beauty product. The Mineral Beauty Bronzer comes in several colors so you can find the exact shades that suit your skin tone and personality. Mineral makeup actually improves your skin when you wear it!
Need a complete kit? There are EdenFantasys makeup kits that include the bronzer, eyeshadow and lip gloss. This is the perfect kit to take traveling. It also makes a perfect Mother's Day Gift. Made for a variety of skin tones, you'll love the shimmer it gives to your skin.

10K Fan-apalooza Giveaway

Planet Weidknecht is celebrating
its 10,000th fan mark!

~ 24 Winners ~
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Earth Therapeutics Foot Care Kit from Rockin Rebel Deals
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Sight Words DVD from Rock 'N Learn
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