Monday, November 30, 2015

Pure Hazelwood Helps Relieve Eczema + Giveaway

Do you or a family member suffer from eczema? For me, I had eczema after given birth to my little. My husband has eczema since his childhood. And now my son suffers from eczema, especially on his hands and legs since he turned 1 year old.

Then I discovered Pure Hazelwood that specialize in natural healing products for our health and wellness. Hazel wood is very rich in polyphenols, molecules known for their antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, providing natural relief for skin conditions such as eczema, heartburn, joint pain, baby's teething pain, and more. I wish I knew about this before.

After learning about the benefits, I thought I'd give it a try. My little one chose the hazelwood necklace with Disney Cars Lightning McQueen pendant. There are other limited character pendants available that children can choose from.


Pure Hazelwood conducted a research that has allowed them to demonstrate the richness of polyphenols in hazel wood. Hazelwood appears to work by creating a more alkaline environment in the body through direct contact with the skin by reducing free-radicals by having a high anti-oxidant effect through the pores. The hazelwood jewelry acts as a transdermal patch and releases polyphenols to bring relief.

Since wearing the necklace for almost 2 weeks now, it has reduced some of his eczema symptoms (redness and itchiness). I know it gets really bad during the dry winter season, but I am very happy with the results so far as his skin is better than before. Hopefully in the next week or so, I won't have to use any medicated lotion.

WHERE TO BUY: Pure Hazelwood jewelry and other products are available for purchase at The Pure Hazelwood line offers necklaces, bracelets, and anglets available for the whole family. Unlike anti-inflammatory drugs, wearing wood jewelry has no side effects.


THREE (3) lucky readers will have the opportunity to win one of three Pure Hazelwood prizes, which include a $50 gift card and a Pure Hazelwood product (valued at $50). Contest is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec, 18+ (ends December 16, 2015 at 12am EST). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I am part of the Pure Hazelwood Influencer Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Visa $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway Event! 

We have a gift card to give away for you to use for your holiday shopping. Ready for another awesome giveaway event? There are a lot of awesome bloggers partnered up, to bring this awesome giveaway to all of you. 

With the holiday season only right around the corner now, we all wanted to get together, to bring one awesome prize, to one lucky winner. We know there is nothing more convenient then winning your gifts! 


PRIZE: ONE (1) lucky reader will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card! Entering to win is very easy, with the giveaway form below.

Contest is open to US and Canada, 18+ (ends December  21st, 2015 at 11:59pm EST). All entries unless otherwise noted are optional.  Please enter the giveaway form below. Please only claim an entry if you complete it. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Please read the complete Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the giveaway entry form for details. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received no compensation nor products for this promotion. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be awarding the prize to the winner. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest,or Twitter. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

The 2nd Annual Gifts For The Gang Giveaway

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Welcome To The 2nd Annual Gifts For The Gang Giveaway!

We have prizes to help with Christmas presents for your gang. We have over $1200RV in prizes!

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 JClaw TekFlash LED Headlamp(See review HERE)
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Kobert InternationalWaterproof Case (Deluxe Pro Edition)(See the review HERE)
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Kobert International  Exercise Armband  (See the review HERE)
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IntelliARMOR Hardened Glass Screen Protector (See review HERE)
Avon With Julie  Forever 2 Piece Set
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Winning Moves GamesTwister
Two Rivers Coffee Co.Premium Single Serve Gift Box(See review HERE)
  Caprilla Deluxe Wine Chiller(See review HERE)
  Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet SuppliesHip & Joint Supplement for Dogs(See review HERE)
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Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from any of the sponsors in the last 12 month.This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/25/15. The winners will have 48 hours to email theirinformation back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Personalize Meals and Recipes with PlateJoy

Don't know what meals to make or don't have the time to plan meals? If you need ideas and inspiration, check out PlateJoy. PlateJoy is a wonderful website that provides fast recipes and shopping lists to help you prepare delicious meals tailored to your lifestyle. It's personalized to your needs.

I signed up for the free 1-month trial membership. I was so glad I was introduced to PlateJoy because it made my life much easier with meal preparation for my family. You can cancel membership anytime by emailing

PlateJoy was recently featured on The Today Show as the "best for custom cooking" and have celeb fans like Jared Leto, who invested in the company.

How it works:

Users take a quiz about their dietary preferences (from gluten-free to vegan to Paleo), allergies (like celiac and FODMAP foods), family, fitness goals and schedule
PlateJoy's algorithms use 50 different data points about you to create an ultra-personalized menu unique to you (rather than a one-size-fits-all plan)
You receive tailor-made meal plans on-demand, to help save you time and eat better. Kind of like a personal nutritionist and personal assistant all in one
  Enjoy your recipes! 

Having photos that show that the food or plating looks is really useful. Visuals are great! I don't usually cook breakfast too often, but I'm really enjoying a couple of the recipes that are on my list.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Outer Shores Applauds Prime Minister Trudeau's Great Bear Rainforest Oil Tanker Ban Mandate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate letter to his ministers effectively ends the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, helping to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

Victoria, BC. November 25, 2015 - Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed key cabinet ministers to formalize the moratorium on crude-oil tanker traffic on B.C.’s north coast. British Columbia’s leading sailing operator, Outer Shores Expeditions, along with many other parties concerned about protection for this precious region, applauds the federal government’s move towards ensuring a viable and vibrant future for British Columbia’s northern Pacific Coast.

“The new prime minister’s mandate letter to his ministers instructing them to formalize a moratorium on crude-oil tanker traffic effectively ends the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal,” explains Russell Markel, Captain, Marine Biologist, and Founder, Outer Shores Expeditions. “It’s a mandate Outer Shores proudly applauds, as it will prevent hundreds of tankers from endangering the Great Bear Rainforest every year.”

Encompassing more than 64,000 square kilometres, the incredibly rich Great Bear Rainforest extends from the Discovery Islands off the east coast of Vancouver Island to the BC-Alaska border in the north. As the largest remaining tract of coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the Canadian rainforest supports, and is supported by, enormous populations of wild Pacific salmon, which in turn support a meshwork of highly diverse species and ecosystems that includes wolves, cougars, goats, deer, eagles, ravens, whales, and bears, including the rare white Spirit Bear.

From inception, Outer Shores Expeditions has made the protection of the regions in which it provides small-ship expeditions central to its operations, a commitment that extends beyond a simple business model.

“We incorporate hands-on conservation projects in our expeditions, not only to help us maintain our certified carbon neutrality, but also to educate guests on the importance of sustainable management of the BC Coast,” says Markel. “There is a complex web of species and ecosystems that exists throughout the forests, fjords, valleys, estuaries, islands, ocean and mountains of the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s only in experiencing the delicate interconnectedness of it all that guests gain an appreciation for the need to conserve it.”

While Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent instruction to his ministers is positive news for the Great Bear Rainforest, there is still a lot of work to be done in order to ensure this region, which has supported First Nations for more than 10,000 years, remains an intact, functioning ecosystem. Climate change and grizzly bear trophy hunting are among the many threats still facing the Great Bear Rainforest today.

The classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud will sail the Great Bear Rainforest in September 2016

Outer Shores will continue to contribute to this conservation mission by showcasing the Great Bear Rainforest, its wildlife, ecology, ancient cultures, coastal communities and emerging conservation economies to guests, as well as preserving the Protocol Agreements it has in place with First Nations, purchasing carbon offsets that contribute to the Great Bear Rainforest Carbon Project, and maintaining its status as a Green Tourism Gold certified company.

Educational experiences are a key component of Outer Shores' Great Bear Rainforest sailings

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Prana Organic Dry Roasted Coconut Chips {Review}

There is a new snack chip in town, and it is a lot healthier than you think. Introducing Prana Organic Dry Roasted Coconut Chips. Coconut is the superfood trend of the moment, and is now dry roasted in 4 lively and unique flavours thanks to Prana:

  1. JIVE – seasoned with chili and exotic spices
  2. HULA – seasoned with sea salt & pepper
  3. CHARLESTON – a proprietary rich and unique BBQ mix
  4. CLASSIC – just pure authentic wholesome coconut

If you noticed the flavour names were popular dances from around the world, you are absolutely right! These new coconut chips from Prana offer a unique and exotic taste, and are also 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, and offer an excellent source of fibre.  I think this is a wonderful healthy option and a great alternative to potato chips and I love how Prana creates unique and delicious snacks.

My little one loves them and he requested to pack some for his school snack. Our favorite is the Sea Salt & Pepper flavor.


WHERE TO BUY: Prana Organic Dry Roasted Coconut chips are available in 100g bags, in the four flavors mentioned above. The suggested MSRP is $3.99 per bag and can be found at all major grocery chains, health food stores, and supermarkets with healthy living aisles across Canada. For more information, please visit

Disclosure: I received the above samples in exchange of my honest review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Build Your Own Mezzo Mezzo Board

Bring new flavours to your gatherings with an original creation

Customizable, adaptable and — most importantly — delicious, a mezzo mezzo board is an indispensible piece of any social gathering.

Presenting a variety of fresh foods in one place makes for an ideal appetizer before your dinner party or is a great plate for nibbles while you share a glass of wine or a few cold beers with friends and family.

“A mezzo mezzo board is the perfect blend of simplicity, delicacy and style,” says Desiree Sardo from Sardo Foods. “Meaning half and half, mezzo mezzo boards are part meat and crackers, part antipasti. Offering bold flavours and mouth-watering combinations, you can satisfy every palate in the room. The presentation of the board when you are entertaining is important, but also quite easy. When you have the right products on hand, creativity comes as second nature.”

Piri Piri Stuffed Olives

One of the attractions of the mezzo mezzo board is that there are no limits for putting together your own. Desiree advises that with some thought about the flavours you are assembling, you can make your mezzo mezzo board more than just a snack – it can be a conversation piece.

You absolutely need to start with olives: Adding green or black olives not only brings some colour to the presentation of your mezzo mezzo board, they also taste great and add variety to the arrangement. Consider olives stuffed with garlic or spicy piri piri peppers for a little extra kick.
Add your antipasti: Grilled peppers and mushrooms, artichoke hearts, stuffed jalapeƱos, bocconcini … the options for antipasti to pair with your meats is near endless.
Include some spreads: For your mezzo mezzo board, you want more than a salsa or dip. A pesto or tapenade are delicious options, or a bruschetta to go atop your crostini.
Get some meats on the board: Cured meats are an excellent complement to the other items on the board, Desiree recommends calabrese salami and mortadella as staples.
Provide a variety of breads: Crackers, crostini, pita chips, breadsticks — each adds a little diversity to the board, may serve as a vehicle for the other pieces on the board and are essential for tapenade and brushchetta.

Kalamata Pesto

“It is almost impossible to put these pieces together on a wood board and not have it look good,” says Desiree. “They all display well, and if you present something that looks good, people will want to try it. The more senses you can engage, the better the experience. If it looks good and smells good, taste is the grand finale to culinary success.”

JalapeƱo Stuffed Olives Peppadew Tapenade

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