Take the Pain Out of Summer Fun with Puracyn #PuracynFirst

Take the Pain Out of Summer Fun with Puracyn #PuracynFirst

When you’re a mom to a 9-year-old, summer is all about climbing trees, spinning on tire swings, running through the sprinkler and generally being active. When you’re mom to MY 9-year-old who has inherited my klutzy gene, being active often means dealing with scrapes and bruises. Jacob isn’t the only one who suffers from scrapes and bruises. Like I said, he got that klutzy gene from me. I could get wounded in a room filled with cotton balls! I’ve had more than my fair share of wounds in my life. I wish Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care had been […] Read more »

Join the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up & Get Fit Deliciously! #BalanceShapeUp

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I received complimentary Balance Bars and other goodies to help me in the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge. All opinions are my own. This Summer, Balance Bar is challenging you to shape up and get fit once and for all. The 40-Day Challenge is well under way, but it’s never too late to join in! Throughout the Challenge, Balance Bar will be sharing fun 30-minute workout challenges, tips for eating better and other ways to get healthy and stay healthy all year long. You’ll find the tips every day on the Balance Bar Facebook page. Holly Del Rosso, an […] Read more »

Enjoy Summer without the Bummer of Itchy Skin with #Cortizone10 #MC

Nature is Itchy. Cortizone10 stops the itch.

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cortizone-10. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I live a mile off a main highway, tucked in a development surrounded by trees. My backyard is a forest for a good acre or so. My front yard has a miniature forest of its own. The picture above is taken from the bottom of my driveway. More forest, as you can see.  You know what you find in nature? Bugs. Lots of bugs. Mosquitoes […] Read more »

FabFitFun VIP: A Subscription Box that Lives Up to Its Name!

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Looking for a subscription box that really lives up to its name? I received a sample FabFitFun VIP box to try out, and I have to tell you, they really do live up to all three parts of that name! This came right after I got out of the hospital after my surgery complications. Perfect timing, because while I couldn’t get “fit” at that time, I definitely need some fab and fun! FabFitFun VIP: What’s in the Box? FabFitFun VIP is an awesome seasonal subscription box filled with all sorts of goodies. The first thing that really impressed me was […] Read more »

Get Totally Glam for Summer with BA Star Eye Makeup + Giveaway

Go tropical this summer with BA Star!

I received samples of BA Star to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. You know how I’m totally addicted to new beauty products, right? Well, makeup is one of my favorite things to buy! I love trying out new colors and styles. Last week, I received the BA Star Tropical Eye Shadow Palette & Glue Shadow Base! The palette comes with colors that are just perfect for summer, including:  Lime, Turquoise, Purple, Hot Pink & Silver. Don’t let the bright colors scare you, with BA Star, you can go subtle or strong depending on how heavily you apply. […] Read more »

Be Brave & Flaunt Your Confidence with Certain Dri!

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You know how when you get scared, you kind of sweat like crazy? Like, your body screams “hey, you don’t have enough to worry about right now, here’s some sweat that may or may not leak through your clothes and embarrass you!” Nice, right? I don’t sweat too horribly under normal circumstances. In fact, I’m usually the one complaining about air conditioning because I’m cold in the middle of July! Throw me into a scary situation, though, and that totally changes. It’s like someone turned up the heat to a million degrees, but just under my armpits! The sad thing […] Read more »

Breathe Life Back into Dull Skin with Monsia Advanced Skincare Renewal System


After I got out of the hospital a couple of weeks ago, my skin looked pretty much like I felt: beat up, painful and just plain cruddy. Right before I went in with complications from my surgery, I had received my Monsia Advanced Skincare Renewal System for review. One look at the beautiful bottles and jars, and I was just dying to try it out. I’m not one to judge a book by its cover, but you can tell these are going to be really spectacular products by the amount of care that went into packaging them. Sometimes those little […] Read more »

Challenge Yourself to Better Skin, Hair & Nails with Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions #HairSkinNails

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This post is brought to you by Smiley360. I received complimentary Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions supplements in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. With summer coming, now is the perfect time to get your skin, hair and nails ready to showing off to the world. Between shorts, t-shirts and open-toed shoes, we seem to show a lot more skin…and nails…than any other time of the year. I for one am excited because I bite my fingernails like crazy. Summer means painting my toenails pretty colors, something I can’t do with the little stubs of fingernails that […] Read more »

What is it Like to Recover from a Hysterectomy?


I originally starting writing this post on what it is like to recover from a hysterectomy last Friday, a week after my surgery. Everything was going fine at that point. On Sunday, I ended up in the hospital with a fever from what I thought was a bladder infection. Turned out to be a post-op infection AND a bladder infection. I was in the hospital for four days. After all that, I thought, maybe I’m not the best person to talk about recovering from a hysterectomy! I don’t want to freak anyone out! Rather than go into detail about that […] Read more »

5 Must-Have Products to Make Life Easier After Surgery

Products for Recovering after Surgery

If you’re reading this, I’ve survived my surgery. Then again, since I’m scheduling ahead, you could be reading it because I possessed your computer and made you check out my site! In either case, I’m thinking about the things I’ll need to help me out after surgery. I had a hysterectomy, but I think these products are perfect for any surgery. Also, I’m trying out this postpresso thing, so these are affiliate links. Must-Have Products to Make Life Easier After Surgery Snoogle Chic Total Body Pillow Snoogle Chic Total Body Pillow I first got one of these when I was […] Read more »