Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Don't let the bed bugs bite! #Orkinman #BedBugFeud

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We have all heard of bed bugs. Whether we've had them or not is a different problem. But do you know all of the facts about those icky bed bugs like how to identify them or what to look for?

  • In general, bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, are wingless, and are about the size of an apple seed. They are not only found in homes and hotels, they can be found in offices, hospitals, the gym, and a variety of other places. They are also often mistaken for fleas, ticks, the Carpet Bagger, and lint.

Now you've been given the basic facts on bed bugs, how well do you think you can do at the Orkin Bed Bug Feud?

(By the way, I think I got a 96 my first time. It gets easier each time and you learn more about them!)


Now that you've learned more about bed bugs, it's time to put your knowledge to the test! Take the Orkin Bed Bug Feud and enter to win a CleanRest Pillow Encasement! Enter below. Good luck! 

Note: Each household is only eligible to win (1) CleanRest Pillow Encasement via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Have Zhena's Slim Me Tea & be healthy too!

I am a big tea drinker. I live in Texas, where the house-wine of the south is sweet iced tea! But when you're trying to lose weight, all of that sugar really doesn't help. It's mighty delicious, but a diet-buster!

Zhena's Slim Me Tea is the best of both worlds - delicious tea and it's healthy for you! Zhena's Slim Me Tea is like natural weight-loss in every cup with 10 natural ingredients that help promote natural weight-loss, including green tea, juniper and dandelion, milk thistle, green coffee, raspberry ketone, Irvingia gabonensis, senna, and Garcinia Cambogia.

Each tin canister is a month supply with 30 tea bags. Zhena's Slim Me Tea comes in 4 delicious flavors like Cranberry Ginger, Peach Vanilla, Superfruit Mixed Berry, and Raspberry Mint. To use them, you can steep them in a variety of ways. It's all a matter of preference. But I've heard that some people fill a 1-liter bottle with water and just pop one in the bottle and drink on it through out the day. (Like I said, it is all a matter of how you prefer your tea steeped.)

Like anything, your true weight loss goals can be accomplished with motivation and hard work. But if you're anything like me, there is nothing wrong with getting a little help from something healthy yet delicious!

(By the way, the Cranberry Ginger flavor sounds yummy!)

You can buy Zhena's Slim Me Tea on their website. While you're at it, be sure to check out the other great teas that Zhena's has! I might have to get some soon. Told you I loved tea!

Be sure to follow Zhena's on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Who else loves tea but wants something a little healthier? Raise your hands! Thanks to the generous folks at Zhena's, two(2) winners will each receive a 3-month supply (which is about 3 canisters) of Zhena's Slim Me teas in their choice of flavors! Enter below. Good luck!

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Fall in love with #ModCloth's Sweetheart Shop!

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Express your unique style this Valentine's Day with  ModCloth's Sweetheart Shop! From heart-printed pieces to beautiful outfits, the Sweetheart Shop is filled with items you would love to have - I know I would!

One look at their beautiful designs and I want it all! If I had to choose 3 of my favorite items for a Valentine's date, it would have to be:

1. Sure is Sassy Dress - $74.99

2. Career Appreciation Heel - On sale for $59.99

These bring such a classic look to a hopeless romantic's favorite holiday! Which piece is your favorite?

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Life with Meniere's - Overdoing It

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As most of you know, my mother suffers from a mild to moderate degree of Meniere's Disease. While she no longer passes out, she can still suffer from violent attacks where she can't do anything but sit until the attack passes.

Do you know what brings on most of the violent attacks? Overdoing it. Overdoing what, you ask? Everything. There are some things she cannot spend a lot of time doing it, because it does cause an episode if she overworks herself. (Yes, we do help her. But she is super independent, so there are still some things she wants to do on her own.)

Many people, according to people my mother has talked to, suffer from the same problems - getting a sudden attack if they overdo it, no matter what the physical activity is. But sometimes you can't really put off doing something because it needs to get done right then and there. So when my mom continued talking to them, they came up with really great ideas on how to keep attacks at bay but still continue on with your activity:

* Doing it in increments (for example, take a break every 5 minutes) helps keep everything balanced.
* If you can, plan chores and heavy activity for a day when your Meniere's isn't as bad.
*Avoid caffeine and salt on days you have a lot to do. This might prevent a heavy episode.
*Do the activity with a friend or family member. That way if you need to take a break, they can either take the break with you or continue doing the activity.
*Challenge and reward yourself. See if you can do it for 10 minutes and then reward yourself with a 20 minute break.

Meniere's Disease is not an easy condition to live with by any means. But if baby steps are taken, it can be manageable.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Give the gift of Minted for Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day might be 22 days away, but it's never too early to start planning - especially if you set a budget for Valentine's Day. Right now thru Monday (1/26), save 20% off foil-pressed Valentine's Day cards, foil-pressed Classroom Valentine's Day cards, and foil-pressed art! 

Minted also has plenty of other Valentine's Day cards and gifts if you don't want foil-pressed! I have to say, that I still wish I was in school so I can hand out these Cupid Classroom Valentine's Day Cards! They are so cute!

If you want to give a gift that is really special, the Water Color Heart print would really make that special someone feel, well, special! You just use your favorite picture - and you have it framed or unframed. You can even decide which colors you want - you have 4 to choose from including Rose, Stone, Peach, and Mint. I wish I was in a relationship just so I could get this - it's so pretty!

If you're not into the lovey-dovey gifts, you can create your own calendars or stationery for just about anyone - your favorite teacher, friend, or blogger. :)

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just about teddy bears, roses, or chocolate (though those are all great gifts!). You can create something a little more personal and Minted is a great place to start!

Now if I could convince someone to get me the Texas Map Filled foil-stamped print - I must have!
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