Thursday, May 21, 2015

Infographic: Supercharge Your Diet with Spirulina

Many people are unfamiliar with spirulina. What is spirulina? It's a superfood that provides many health benefits. The following infographic shows you details and healthy facts on how to incorporate spirulina into your diet.



(Source: Nuts.com)



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Alex’s Lemonade Days: Cure Childhood Cancer


Alex’s Lemonade Days is an annual 3-day fundraiser where supporters from coast to coast hold lemonade stands to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Lemonade Days is held each year during the second weekend of June - the time of year when Alex always held her lemonade stand - to honor Alex and all of our childhood cancer heroes. This year, it will be on Friday, June 12, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015 and it will happen nationwide (U.S.)!

Since Alex’s first front yard lemonade stand, there have been more than 20,000 ALSF lemonade stands held across the country and world. Alex’s Lemonade Stands make a meaningful difference at any time of the year, however Lemonade Days is a time when supporters join forces and hold stands simultaneously to be a part of our largest annual fundraiser. In the spirit of Alex’s ambitious goal to raise $1 million, which she reached before she passed away in 2004, Lemonade Days weekend consistently raises $1 million annually.

How YOU can help:

Join the national movement to fight childhood cancer by hosting a lemonade stand during Alex's Lemonade Days and to register for a free fundraising kit. Visit LemonadeDays.org and register by June 5, 2015 to request a free fundraising kit and to access downloadable materials for your lemonade stand. The kits include needed materials; posters, banners, thank you notes, fundraising tips, and more.





Disclosure: I am participating in a Bloggin' Mamas Social Good Campaign. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Skinny Teatox All-Natural Detox Tea

I'm more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker. I love a variety of teas. Natural tea is good for the body. Did you know that there are many benefits including weight loss, boost metabolism, increase energy, and even cleanse and detoxify your digestive system?


I had the opportunity to try the 14 Day Skinny Teatox. Skinny Teatox is a detox which uses special teas to promote good health and weight loss. Skinny Teatox includes a combination of Daytime Tea and Evening Tea. The Daytime Tea consists of a variety of extremely healthy herbs. This tea should be taken in the morning or afternoon. The Daytime Tea is a stimulant made up of all-natural loose leaf tea which gives you a steady and constant supply of energy throughout the day. It also increases metabolism and aids with appetite suppression. The Evening Tea is blended with premium Alexandrian Senna Leaf, a plant that is used in both herbalism and modern medicine due to high levels of sennocides, which have a mild laxative effect to naturally cleanse and detoxify your digestive tract. The Evening Tea is the cleansing and detoxification tea and does not contain caffeine.


MY THOUGHTS:

How do I feel? I am gaining more energy throughout the day and I feel more focused in getting my work done. There is a nice aroma from the Daytime Tea. I love that it's in loose leaf form. I use a leaf tea infuser (cute strawberry shape) that came with my package. With the Evening Tea, I didn't have much of an issue with any laxative effects - only slight bowel movements, but it helps my body flush out toxins. With a combination of healthy eating and exercise, I feel more energetic and less bloated.


All the ingredients in Skinny Teatox are 100% natural. There are no chemicals or preservatives. Ingredients include: tea leaves, senna leaf, ginseng, liquorice, chrysanthemum, cinnamon bark, cloves, rhubarb, ginger, and more. Visit http://skinny-teatox.com for more info.


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




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JONNY POLONSKY Releases New Album "The Other Side of Midnight"

Mixed at David Lynch's Asymmetrical Studios and Mixed by
Lynch's Longtime Collaborator/Engineer, Dean Hurley (Twin Peaks)


LA-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Jonny Polonsky has released his new album "The Other Side Of Midnight" . Jonny recently premiered new singles "Lay Down Your Arms" via EARMILK, and "Chip Away The Stone" via Consequence of Sound. Written and performed entirely by Polonsky and mixed by longtime Lynch collaborator/engineer, Dean Hurley at David Lynch's Asymmetrical Studios, Jonny Polonsky's The Other Side of Midnight is 35 minutes of strange and beautiful, melodic, sci-fi bliss. Stream the full album via Spotify, or purchase on iTunes. For additional information, please visit www.jonnypolonsky.net.

On the new album, Polonsky shares, "The Other Side of Midnight" is the first record I've made since 'Hi My Name is Jonny' where I played all the instruments, and produced and recorded everything myself." He continues, "Dean Hurley (whose additional credits include artists: Zola Jesus, Moby, Duran Duran, Danzig, Chrysta Bell; and iconic film/television work including: Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Inland Empire) at David mixed it at David Lynch's personal recording studio, Asymmetrical Studios, which was a huge thrill to me. I love David Lynch's films and the music he makes. A LOT. My new record has a dark, watery, nighttime feel to it, and Dean helped to bring out those qualities BIG TIME. Plus I'm sure having Lynch mojo in the air didn't hurt either..."

A teenager growing up in the Chicago suburbs just trying to get his music heard, Jonny Polonsky would stand outside venues and hand out homemade cassette tape demos under the name The Amazing Jonny Polonsky to musicians he admired. Eventually gaining the interest of Black Francis of The Pixies. Through Black's influence, legendary producer Rick Rubin signed Polonsky to American Recordings and released his debut Hi My Name is Jonny in early 1996. The record was released to widespread glowing reviews, from the New York Times to MTV to music publications all across the globe. He and his live band supported Black Francis of The Pixies on a 12 week North American tour, and toured with the 1996 Lollapalooza tour for three weeks that summer, alongside artists including The Ramones, Devo, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, The Melvins, Metallica, Cheap Trick, Violent Femmes, Wu Tang Clan, Rancid, Steve Earle and Ben Folds Five.

Polonsky has lived an entire lifetime over the past decade. After opening for Audioslave in 2005, and spending some time in a short-lived band with Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave called Big Nose, Polonsky met Maynard James Keenan of Tool, and became an integral part of Keenan's performance project, Puscifer, writing, recording and touring with them for several years.

Rick Rubin has championed Polonsky's involvement in a number of studio/live performance collaborations with legends including Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Pete Yorn, Dixie Chicks and Cedric Bixler of The Mars Volta.

A restless creative, Polonsky has continued to work and release his own solo music throughout his numerous artistic endeavors. "The Other Side of Midnight" is out now!

The Other Side of Midnight Tracklisting:
  1. Chip Away The Stone
  2. Lay Down Your Arms
  3. Sunset Night
  4. Waiting For Something
  5. The Motherlode
  6. Forever's End
  7. We Could Last Here Long
  8. Going Home

Be sure to keep up with the band on their social networks:



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Christmas in Snow Valley (A Summer Romance Anthology)



Summer in Snow Valley is available for pre-order for only $.99. Release date is June 1st and the $.99 special will last until June 6th. If you haven't read Christmas in Snow Valley, now is your chance to buy it May 24th through the 31st for only $.99.

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#1 Bestselling Authors of Christmas in Snow Valley, have teamed up again with six wonderful summer novellas that are sure to make your summer sweet and sassy!




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Catching Caytie by Amazon Top Seller Cindy Roland Anderson

On the night Caytie Holbrook intends to break up with her cheating boyfriend, he blindsides her by announcing their engagement at a dinner party. When Caytie discovers her father is in on the scheme, she runs away from her home in Beverly Hills to hide out at her uncle’s ranch in Snow Valley, Montana. While Snow Valley is a beautiful place, Caytie only plans to stay until her twenty-fifth birthday when she’ll inherit a trust fund her grandmother left her, allowing her to pursue her dream to move to Italy. That is until she meets Jace McAllister, an incredibly sexy—although somewhat grumpy—cowboy who threatens to disrupt her plans.

Tin Foil Tiaras by Amazon Top Seller Jeanette Lewis

Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s handsome and protective big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. As Cameron tries to win Kyle over, Kyle insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.
A Touch of Love by Amazon Top Seller Cami Checketts

Annie Stirland has endured a lifetime of teasing, embarrassment, and isolation due to her speech impediment. When irresistible cowboy, Luke Wilson, seems to be falling for her, she’s certain he’s too good to be true. A tragedy involving his ex-girlfriend proves she’s right. What man can resist sheltering someone they once loved? Annie knows she should walk away, but Luke isn’t ready to give her up.

First Love by Amazon Top Seller Taylor Hart 

Janet Snow doesn’t expect to get caught in a full-blown make out session at her brother’s wedding. Especially not with Michael Hamilton, the boy she’d written off ten years ago. Even though they both agree to no complications, Janet's not sure they can stick to it given their past. After a trip to the hot springs, a helicopter ride, and a proposal, even the most cautious single mother would start to wonder if true love really is just about the timing. Now Janet has to make a choice—play it safe or trust that her first love could also be her last. 

Romancing Rebecca by Amazon Top Seller, Kimberley Montpetit

Rebecca Dash loved spending her teen summers swooning over Jane Austen and helping her aunt at the Starry Skies Bed & Breakfast in Snow Valley. But as a recent college grad, she’d rather write sappy romance novels than go out with guys that make her a nervous wreck. When a team of fire-fighters set up camp on the lawns of the B&B and Captain Wade catches her eye, Becca soon learns that there’s more to a happily-ever-after than a flirty fireman with muscles the size of the Montana hills.

Love in Light and Shadow by Amazon Top Seller Lucy McConnell

Mercedes O'Shay has sworn off gorgeous men because they have a tendency to break her heart. When she meets her new neighbor, Chet Bauer, she immediately puts him in the Do Not Date category based on his well-defined muscles and stunning blue eyes. But the more Mercedes learns about the cowboy who reads classics and forges iron, the more she realizes the heart doesn't see in black and white; it sees light and shadows.



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Capresso Iced Tea Maker & Zoku Space Pop Mold Giveaway

Zoku Space Pop Molds


Welcome to the
Capresso Iced Tea Maker & Zoku Space Pop Mold Giveaway!
Hosted by Karen’s Got Mail 

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I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this giveaway!
Zoku Space Pop Mold - You can read the full review here.
Capresso Iced Tea Maker
Capresso Iced Tea Maker - You can read the full review here.


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ONE (1) lucky winner will receive this Prize Package which includes one Capresso Iced Tea Maker & one Zoku Space Pop Mold (ARV $75)! 

 Contest is open to US residents only, 18+ (ends June 3rd, 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 24 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.  All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest,or Twitter. 



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Celebrate Your Graduation In Style

There is just over a month left of school before the summer holidays. Don't forget the important day: the graduation. Your friends and family would be thrilled to see you on your graduation day. Celebrate your graduation in a unique way by announcing it with personalized cards. Then I thought about MagnetStreet that I've been hearing about. It's an online stationery shop that helps people and businesses with personalized products to share their unique message with others.



MagnetStreet is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a big sale, so thought I would share this promotion. Save 30% on Wedding and Life Moments stationery on The MagnetStreet Diamond Anniversary Celebration Sale!

From Invitations, to Announcements, Thank Yous, and Favors, MagnetStreet now offers an entire line up on specialty papers for the big day and beyond. There are over 80 colors to choose from, create custom colors (any color) and any design!


Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. I did not receive any products, but I received some compensation.

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