Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A RED CARPET FEEL With @backdropstore For OUR @MedalofHonor_Netflix

I shared with you recently that my husband's show "MEDAL OF HONOR" will be arriving to Netflix accounts around the globe on November 9th.  
We've had the count down going for months...honestly!  
He poured his blood, sweat and tears into this show as a writer/co-producer.  It's definitely been a labor of love.

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So of course, we will celebrate this PREMIERE...with a RED CARPET EVENT for our friends and family!
But how does one truly make a "home party" feel like a RED CARPET EVENT?  
Perhaps with a professionally designed backdrop to take pictures in front of?  
Back Drop Store makes amazing vinyl and cloth backdrops.  
They sell premade backdrops for parties and events...and they also allow you to create custom backdrops with logos or pictures that you send in. 
They are very helpful, when it comes to the entire process of creating one of these amazing backdrops.  We got to customize the design an 8'x8' vinyl backdrop for our Medal of Honor event.  They sent us a proof after we sent in the graphics we wanted and the design, to make sure it was perfect before printing.  Then they notified me when it shipped, when it was out for delivery and even when it arrived at my front door.  
It was a flawless process from start to finish. 
See the proof they sent me above...
It arrived really quickly, with plenty of time for us to get it ready for the party.  
I did have to buy a backdrop frame on my own (they sell the frames, separately, as well).  When it arrived today, I couldn't wait to take it out of the box and see how it printed and what it looked like. 
We decided to go with the vinyl backdrop.  
THIS BACKDROP IS AMAZING!  
I got it set up in our living room to just see the size, the quality and the look of the backdrop.  I LOVE IT!
IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE!
I can't wait to share all the photos from our fun family event.
This custom backdrop is ready for our RED CARPET event (check out the show trailer above...in case you missed it)...and I can't wait to see all the incredible pictures taken and shared, as we watch this fantastic Netflix original show with our friends and family.

CLICK HERE to check out all the ready made and custom made backdrops that Back Drop Store has to offer.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Flossing Made Easy and Accurate With @WaterPik

Flossing...I'm talking about the actual thing, not the dance...is not something everyone does every single day.  Let's be honest.  When the dentist asks, we may tell a white lie and say we do, but who really FLOSSES their teeth every single night?

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I know that I don't!  In fact, I know that I don't...but I should be!  
If only there was a product that could make the actual duty of flossing super easy, simple, take a minute or less and really make a difference in my oral hygiene, gums and teeth.
WaterPik sent me two products to try out for our family.  Let's face it...we all would love to have a product at home that would help us CONFIDENTLY tell the doctors YES when they ask that simple question every time.

The WaterPik Professional Whitening Flosser was set up and on our counter in about two minutes.  It comes with several different heads (which serve different purposes, like orthodontic care) and was ready for use immediately.  
We filled the water reserve with warm water and my husband got to work flossing his teeth.  I love that it has a whitening tablet too, because it does make the water minty fresh, but also helps to not only clean, but whiten your teeth as you proceed with the flossing.  It does take some practice, getting in between each tooth.  You can adjust the pressure that the water comes out and turn it off when you need to spit to continue.  I love that this can be left on the counter top for daily use and the reserve can be emptied to keep things clean and mess free.  
The Sidekick Water Flosser is the other product we received.  
This is a portable unit that can be set up and took down in a matter of a few seconds.  

It is just as powerful as the other flossers, but this one can be bundled up and taken with you when you go on a trip or simply put away and not left out on the counter after use.  I LOVE THIS!  
My counter space is already limited, so this is definitely my WaterPik flosser of choice.  
BOTH OF THESE WaterPik products are ADA approved and are effective in the removal of plaque from teeth and gums.  Both, when used properly & on a daily basis, can provide better over all oral hygiene.

CLICK HERE to check out the entire product line from WaterPik!

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Monday, October 29, 2018

On The Go Toys from @TinyLoveUSA - "Florence The Fawn" Rattle

My niece is truly "ON THE GO" now.  
Every day she grows, learns and builds more independence.  She has learned to scoot around the floor and that means her toys have to be light, soft and movable too.  

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One things for sure, she LOVES "Tiny Love" products!  
Tiny Love sent us FLORENCE THE FAWN Rattle and this little guy is a perfect "on the go" pal.

He's cute!  He's soft!  He has chewable rope legs (her favorite)!  He rattles inside!  
The plastic hook is sewn on to the toy, so it doesn't slip off.  It can also be hooked on her carrier for the car, a shopping cart, etc.
As you can see, she didn't stop moving during her play time with Florence, but she also chewed, threw and loved all over him.  He's the perfect toss and chase kind of friend...and because he's soft, he won't hurt her or anything that she throws him at.
AWESOME, right?

Florence is part of their "Into the Forest" collection...but they have several other collections to choose from as well.


CLICK HERE to check out TINY LOVE and all their amazing baby products!

These TINY LOVE rattles would make awesome stocking stuffers for your little one this Christmas!

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Glow In The Dark & #SkeletonDinos = The Perfect Combo On #FEROCIOUSFRIDAY

October is always full of spooky, scary things!  
It's something that most boys LOVE...in my experience.  
Things that send chills down your spine.

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So when this Untamed Skeleton Dino named "DOOM" from WOWWEE arrived at our doorstep, I knew he was going to be my youngest son's favorite FINGERLINGS for so MANY reasons.


First, DOOM is fun to play with...he makes all sorts of noises, opens and shuts his mouth, turns his head and makes interactive play a lot of fun!  
My little guy couldn't get him out of the package fast enough!  
Like all Wowwee Untamed Fingerlings, they react to being touched, jiggled and played with!  
So much fun!
Secondly, it's Halloween time, so playing with an Untamed Skeleton Dino right now is 
THE PERFECT TIME!
He goes great with all of our Halloween decor...
Thirdly, this guy glows in the dark!  
I know, without a doubt, this is by far...his favorite part of this Untamed Skeleton Dino.  We charged him up outside and brought him into a dark room to let him light up the darkness with his cool blueish glow.  
He's going to love having "DOOM" in his bedroom at night time, watching over him as he drifts off to sleep.
WOWWEE has so many fun interactive toys - CLICK HERE to learn more.
CLICK HERE to learn about all the Untamed Fingerlings!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Making Shopping Easy & Organized with @lotustrolleybag

Grocery shopping for our family of eight can be incredibly overwhelming.  
Making sure that I get all the groceries we need for the week and all the essentials that we may have run out of...is a chore in itself. 

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So making sure that I have bags with me (we live in CA...so bags cost 10 cents each or you have to bring your own) and making sure that the bags get packed correctly, so it all makes it home safe, cold (if it's cold/frozen stuff) and easy to unload at home is SO IMPORTANT TO ME!!
We have to think ECO-FRIENDLY people!
INTRODUCING "LOTUS TROLLEY BAG"...making shopping easier, more organized and helping you get your groceries home safely and simply.  LOVE IT!
These eco-friendly bags are all Velcro together in an easy carry like fashion.  They fit in almost every shopping cart and hang from the sides with ease or can be Velcroed over the cart handle so you can shop as usual. 
Three of the bags has a mesh bottom (for things like boxes, cans, produce, etc.)  And one bag is insulated for your frozen stuff (this is awesome).  
There is even a built in egg carton holder and a place to store two bottles of wine safely. 
Simply load the bags up as you shop, unload as you pay, reload into the bags for transport to the car, separate the bags for placement in your car and head home to unload & put away.  It's so simple!  
The best part...you're never without your shopping bags again!
Yes...people are going to look at you when you're shopping!  

They are going to stop you and ask where you got these awesome bags. 

They are going to want to buy their own, so their shopping experience can be just as easy, simple and organized as yours is.
Have I sparked your curiosity about this innovative shopping cart helper?  
Do you want to find out how simple it is to make your grocery shopping trips a better experience all together?

CLICK HERE to learn more about Lotus Trolley Bags and buy a set for your family today.  
In fact, buy two or three and give them away as Christmas presents this year!  They will thank you for making grocery shopping so much easier for them!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Help Your Skin Get PURE With @purattitude Products

We've talked about it...TIME AND TIME AGAIN!
Aging sucks!  
There's seriously no NICE WAY to put it!  
Wrinkles, sagging skin and aches & pains that come from no where are just a few symptoms that you've PAST YOUR PRIME!  
But by far, your skin is definitely one of the first indicators to the world...just how old you really are, because we simply can't hide it.  Wrinkles are visible to everyone, every single day!

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So how do you reverse what you've neglected?  
Or maybe...how do you be proactive in reducing the signs of aging...as you get older?  QUALITY SKINCARE is worth the price...in my book...to help rejuvenate and bring back a youthful look to your facial & neck/chest skin areas.


PUR ATTITUDE products do just that...help you re-create PURE radiant skin, with 100% pure ingredients.  
At least that's the hope!
This is a product you put all over your freshly washed face & neck area, right before bedtime.  
You can follow up with a moisturizer too...to keep your skin hydrated...but you don't have to.  
Then you let it do it's job while you enjoy a restful night's sleep.
I just started using the Wild Durian Fruit Peel this week, so I am excited to see the results after 30 days, especially under my eyes.  They recommend using the product 2-3 times a week for best results.  But I am hopeful that the scowl lines, smile lines and squint lines on my face will be less OBVIOUS...maybe?  
Only time will tell.
Plus, for every Wild Durian Fruit Peel sold, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!  HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

Check out PUR ATTITUDE'S entire product line - CLICK HERE

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Protect Yourself & Your Kids From DIRTY Shopping Cart Handles - @KleanGrips

Do you ever think about how many people touch the handles of a shopping cart, at your favorite store, every single day?  
HOW MANY GERMS are on that shopping cart handle?
Maybe they are people who are sick.  
Maybe a teething baby drooled/chewed all over it (if you're a parent, you know what I'm talking about...because all babies do it).
Or maybe it sat outside in the weather and collected all kinds of germs before being brought back in the store.

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Regardless of the reasons behind it...shopping cart handles tend to be FILTHY!  
So don't feel bad if you feel the need to immediately wash your hands after you've done your weekly grocery shopping run.
That's why, when I heard about a Klean-Grips, I absolutely loved the concept.  
They created an easy to put on, made out of antimicrobial material, cover to put over your shopping cart handle.  This way, when you're shopping...your hand (or your babies hands/mouth) never directly touches it.  
Isn't this genius?
The best part...it's dishwasher safe, so you can just toss it in with your daily load of dishes to clean it for the next trip to the store.  Plus, it just folds up compactly and fits in a purse or diaper bag for easy carrying.
It even has a hook to attach a pacifer or your baby's favorite toy...so it doesn't hit the ground a million times while you're shopping.
The only suggestion I would make is that they would create some sort of carrying case for it (bag or such), so that when you put it in your diaper bag or purse, it stays clean the entire time until use.  
OTHERWISE...I think this product is absolutely genius.  
CLICK HERE to learn more about this product and where to buy it!  
The Klean-Grip would make a fun Christmas present for expecting or new parents...or even for your friends, family or relatives that like to live a GERM FREE lifestyle.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Feel ZEN and PEACEFUL With Softsoap Body Washes @CP_News

One thing I look forward to...every single evening...A GOOD HOT BATH!

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I know...I know...some people are into showers more than baths.  But there is something so calming and soothing for me, when it comes to a dark room, some candle light, very warm bubbly water and peace.  
ADMIT IT...it sounds divine, right?

One of the things I MUST HAVE when it comes to bath time, is body washes that smell good and can offer more than just cleaning power.  
SoftSoap never fails to amaze me with all the new scents and product lines they come out with.  
They sent me a few to try out myself...and heaven knows with eight bodies in the house, these bottles won't last long.

Check out new SOFTSOAP HYDRA BLISS Hydrating Body Washes.  We received both scents of this new hydrating experience.  These formula's are created to help your body retain it's natural moisture.  I love everything cucumber scented, so the CUCUMBER WATER & MINT scent is my favorite of the two.  The Coconut Water & Blueberry is still very refreshing and light.  Both of these definitely leave your body feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.

We also got to try the SOFTSOAP PURE ZEN Relaxing Body Washes.  Now these are what I started out this blog...talking about.  Scents that will make me put my head back in the bathtub and relax.  As you lather and clean, the scents will help you unwind, breathe and relax.  LOVE IT!!  My favorite of the two is the Jasmine & Watermint (with notes of vanilla and fig)...but the Rosewater & Lotus Flower (with hints of gardenia & jasmine) is nice too.  I'm just not a huge fan of rose scented anything.

ALL OF THESE NEW SOFTSOAP products are available at retail, drug and grocery stores around the nation.  CLICK HERE to see what else SOFTSOAP is up to!

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