Monday, March 31, 2014

6 Slightly Unconventional Uses for Rice

For a few Craftin’ Monday posts I’m going to focus on the underutilized essentials we have in our pantries and unconventional ways they can be used. Rice, for example, can do so much more than we give it credit for. Not only is it one of the main staples of many nationalities diets. It can also evoke warm memories and keep you from freezing on a cold winter’s day. Below you’ll find a collection of links to some of my favorite ideas as well as a recipe from me and a few anecdotes::

Rice socks- My mom is the Rice Sock Queen. She used to make us these every year and would even embroider pretty designs along the tops to help designate whose sock was whose. I like to warm mine up until super warm and then place it at the foot of the bed and draw the covers up about 15 minutes before I get in so that the bed gets nice and toasty. Super nice on a cold Winter’s night.
Along the same lines as rice socks, but involves a little more sewing than I’m capable of until I finally figure out my sewing machine… Rice bags-
Stuffed animals: I love this idea and fully plan on doing something like this for my children. BooBoo loves his stuffies and I think it would be awesome to make him one for his 3rd (eek they grow too fast!) birthday in Auguist.
Sensory Rice: Originally an idea I saw on eLeMeNO-P Kids (a favorite WAHM of mine who is also a genius when it comes to teaching kids. Just check out her sensory play Pinterest Board) I can’t wait to do this with BooBoo and Goofy Girl! As a former ParaProfessional in a Life Skills classroom, I know how important sensory play can be for kids of all abilities as it can help stimulate senses and encourage their imaginations.
Homemade ‘Rice-a-Roni’: One of my own inventions and a great go-to when you’ve put dinner off until the very last moment and the masses are clamoring for food. The amounts here will vary depending on how many people you're serving. Saute uncooked rice in butter until golden brown. Pour in enough water to cover rice then cook over medium high heat until water is out then add milk to cover rice and 2 TB butter with flavorings of choice (I love Italian seasonings, but Creole, Greek, or Mexican flavorings are great too), turn heat to medium low and cook until liquid is gone.
McGee and I first bonded over our shared love of Hiyao Miyazaki films and anime, so the Japanese culture holds a special place in my heart. I have not yet been brave enough to try to make these, but I love eating them! Rice Balls-

Please feel free to add your own rice ideas in the comments and I'll add them here!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Homeschooling 101

note: Because I have been doing preschool at home, I have been curious about homeschooling. Homeschooling is intimidating for me so I decided to talk to a blog friend who has tons of experience homeschooling. Anne Campbell, blogger from the Learning Table, was gracious enough to write a Homeschooling 101 post that answered my questions. Be sure to go check out her Facebook page and blog!

So, you’re thinking about homeschooling, or you’ve just started, and you don’t know what to do next. I was there, and I can relate to those feelings of inadequacy, confusion, and even fear. I have been homeschooling my children for eleven years, and though I’m no expert, I can share what I’ve learned since that first year.

First of all, relax . . . take a deep breath. Listen to me closely: You will not “do it wrong.” I think the biggest fear many new homeschooling mamas have is that they won’t do things correctly, and that this in turn will somehow ruin their kids. Here’s a little insider information for you -- there is no “right” way to homeschool.

You really have to explore different methods and discover what is best for you and your child and give yourself a little time to get into a groove. And, you have to take ownership of your homeschool and not let a curriculum company dictate what you “should” be doing. So number one on your homeschooling 101 list is: BE the teacher, the authority, the homeschool administrator, whatever you want to call it; and take control of your curriculum. You are not required to check off all the boxes, read all the books, do all the problems, administer the quizzes, etc. Once you decide on the curriculum and resources you want to use, remember that they are tools for you to adapt to YOUR needs. The publisher will not be looking over your shoulder!

Okay, now that you are in charge, some practical advice I can offer is to order some homeschool catalogs to look through, and if you are fortunate enough to live in an area with a homeschool bookstore, go there and look at the books. Homeschool conventions are also a way to check out different resources, but beware of the sales pitches. Use these resources to get familiar with what’s available in the homeschool market.

Start making a wish list of just a few things you’d like to start with. In the beginning, a simple handwriting program and some phonics instruction is all you need. Beyond that, you can learn math and science through everyday activities: nature study, counting matchbox cars and baby doll shoes, drawing numbers on the driveway with chalk.

If you’re homeschooling young children, the best thing you can really do with them is read aloud, play, explore the outdoors, and just incorporate learning into your everyday life. Cook together. Go on “field trips” to the post office, the fire station, the zoo, the state park, the art museum . . . Find some families to attend park days with. As kids enter kindergarten age, gently introduce a little more structure, but keep the focus on integrating learning with life. Above all, don’t go overboard and try to turn your home into a schoolhouse with a rigid schedule. You (and your precious kids) will quickly become overwhelmed.

Start off slowly, test the waters with a few resources you like, and plug in with other homeschoolers for support. You’ll do fine. After all, you taught your child to talk, to use a cup, and to use the potty. Everything else is a piece of cake. Have fun, and enjoy your kids. Maintaining a bond with them should be your first priority. Cherish these years, because they fly by before you know it.

About the guest post author:

Anne Campbell is the mother to three boys (who think they live in a zoo!) and a homeschooler for the past eleven years. A former classroom teacher, Anne loves to share resources and ideas and encourage other homeschooling parents through her job as Managing Editor of Blog at Home Educating Family Association. When she started on her homeschool journey, Anne’s oldest son was in kindergarten, and they decided to take it one day at a time, one year at a time. Now she has one student in high school, one in middle, and one in elementary, and all still at home. You can read more by Anne at her blog, Learning Table.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mushroom-less Stroganoff: AKA My Husband Can Cook

McGee can cook. I mean REALLY cook. He’s amazing at it. Our first real date consisted of homemade curry with 3 homemade cheesecakes- he even sent me home with my very own at the end of the night. (And you wonder why I snatched him up? ;)) The following dish is one of the very first he made for me- and the one we cooked together the night he proposed. Food really is the gateway to love. At least in my totally unbiased and humble opinion.

Now, one of things you have to know about McGee is that he HATES mushrooms with a passion. There are few things he detests as much as he detests fungi. Obviously, then, this is not a traditional Stroganoff. It’s filled with flavors he loves combined to make a new, unique, intensely awesome taste profile.
I love this dish. It’s filling, deliciously complicated in taste, and the perfect comfort food. Make yourself a bowl and dig in!

McGee Style Stroganoff
1 lb turkey meat
1 medium sized onion, diced
3 tsp Terriyaki sauce
2 tsp Soy Sauce (dark if you have it)
2 tsp Hungarian Paprika (can use regular)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cans Cream of Celery Soup
1 cup Sour Cream (Fat Free is fine)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Saute turkey and onion in teriyaki sauce and soy sauce over medium high heat until cooked through. Add paprika. Turn heat to medium. Add 1 can of cream of celery soup, mix in and let thicken. . Add the second can, stir in and let thicken.If dish appears too thick, add approximately half a can of water Add sour cream and let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Turn heat to medium low and add cheese. Stir until melted and allow to simmer, stirring intermittently, for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. Serve over mashed potatoes, noodles, gnocchi, or rice.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Must-Have Marvin Review & Giveaway (#ShareAMoment)

My family loves books, and I especially love books that teaches a good message. So I'm super excited to share with you this cute book, Must-Have Marvin.

About the book:

Must-Have Marvin is a children's book that follows the adventures of a boy named Marvin. Marvin is obsessed with new things. Anytime he sees something new and cool, he just insists that he has to have it. Eventually, a toy robot catches his eye. He ends up spending all his money on the toy robot and soon realizes that he is not happy. With the help of a friendly elderly neighbor, Marvin realizes that his obsession to get everything he wants ruins his relationships with his family and friends. Marvin comes to learn that people are more important than things!

Must-Have Marvin is the second book in the Shine Bright Kids series.
About Shine Bright Kids:
Choose Right. Shine Bright.
The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with a framework to teach the importance of making good choices. The principles that will be explored include: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.
Want more information about this book and other books like it? Then, take a look at these links:
Visit the official website: 
About the author:

Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her new Shine Bright Kids picture book series.

About the illustrator:

Thanks to her first-grade teacher, who recognized her superior skills in drawing a robin, Luanne Marten  has been drawing, painting, and sketching ever since. She is a great experimenter and has a fresh, whimsical approach that brings her characters to life.

My thoughts:

This book is recommended for children of the ages 4-8 and is 32 pages long. However, I feel that children of all ages would love reading this book!I absolutely adore this book. I loved how the book teaches the importance of people and relationships over material objects. The illustrations are beautiful and easily captivates one's attention.

My little boy just loves this book. He will pick it up many times (without me encouraging him) and sit down and flip through the pages. I will hear him "read" the book to himself. I love how Monkey gets to learn a valuable lesson while reading!

Another fun feature about this book is the "Star Search". There is a star that follows Marvin through the book. Depending on Marvin's choices, the star will look happy or sad. So after your child finds the star, you can discuss the star's mood.

You have a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book! Just follow the rules and enter the giveaway through the entry-form below.

*Giveaway will be open from 3/26/14 to 4/2/14.
*The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email.
*Open to residents of U.S. & Canada.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jumpin' J- A Study in Teaching Petulant Toddlers

Toddlers are unpredictable, uncontrollable, and never act the way you want them to when you want them to. Which is great in that it means they’re becoming their own person, but not so great when you’re trying to do preschool. Today was one of those days. BooBoo has recently become VERY independent. Everything I try to help him with elicits a “No Mom! I do it!” or “No!!!” followed by a punch to my leg or arm… In other words, he’s driving me up a wall- adorably of course. I was going to write a post about my successful attempt to teach the letter ‘J’, but, instead, I’ll write down what my plan was and how it would typically work with kids- based on years and years of working with preschool aged children. Let’s just say it…didn’t happen with BooBoo.

"Please, no more pictures! Leave me to my independence!"

"Really? You're making me learn? Ugh."
 I decided to do a board game this week.
I drew out the squares and wrote different things to do on every third square or so. I mixed in “write the letter ‘J’” fine motor skill activities with more active activities like “jumping jacks” or “jam” (tunes on the radio and dancing). My idea was mixing in learning with activity. When teaching, I’ve found that short bursts of learning with intermittent moments of movement reinforces the principles being taught. That helps the children to remember what they’ve been taught after class is over for the day. I also had squares for “Jungle Hunt”. 
The idea behind  that was having BooBoo wear his Jungle Explorer Hat from our ‘H’ party and then pretend to find animals in a jungle. This is the only part he somewhat willingly participated in (besides the drawing part, his favorite, and the only thing he wanted to do.) I said “We’re going on a jungle hunt, what animals do we see?” and then we pretended to find animals and imitated what noises they’d make and what movements they’d do. We punctuated this with occasional “And what sound does J make?” “Juh juh juh!”
His favorite activity ever.

He did have a *little* help with tracing the 'J' that's visible, but his straight lines are getting pretty good.

I decided to write the whole alphabet underneath again so we could sing and point to the letters. It actually worked AND he attempted to write a letter 'D' free-hand; the boy will do anything if it involves coloring.

I made a die and only put the number 1 or 2 on each of the sides since the board wasn’t very big and I wanted to make sure we hit each of the activities at least once.
BooBoo has really been trying to learn his numbers lately, so this was a nice attempt at reinforcing both what they look like and the very basic counting it takes to get to those numbers. Now, he only counted once or twice before he went on strike, but I intend to do this again and I know having the repetition of counting will help.

At the end of the day, was this successful? In concept? Yes. In practice? No. Do I think it could be successful on a day that BooBoo is in better spirits/we don’t start with coloring first? Yes. Maybe I’ll put all the supplies needed for the activities in bags where he can’t see them so he doesn’t get fixated on one thing at the beginning. Might be smart… Maybe.

Be sure to check out our other letter activities

Monday, March 24, 2014

Portable Ice Maker Giveaway

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Painted Vases

I have the tendency to "go all out" whenever I do projects. I tend to take a simple project and make it more labor intensive and more complicated. However, this time I told myself no! I wanted to do a project that would be simple, easy, quick, and fun.

And, I am quite happy to inform you that I kept my goal. This craft project is simple, easy, quick, and fun. What is it? It is painting flower vases!! Like a lot of people I know, I have tons of clear glass flower vases. They are pretty, but sometimes I find them boring. Plus, I hate how they take up so much room in my shelves because I never have them out unless they are holding a flower arrangement.

I discovered this fun idea on Life Love Liz, and I just knew I had to do it. My boring vases are now so festive and eye appealing.

Step 1:
Gather the supplies that you will need.
  • Acryclic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glass vases
  • Newspaper
If you don't have the desired paint you want, then you can mix the ones you have!

Step 2:
Squirt the paint into the glass vase. Then, gently swirl the paint around to coat the inside of the vase. If the vase has a wide neck, then you can use a paint brush to spread the paint around. If needed, apply more coats of paint.

I decided it would be fun to try putting two colored paints in. So with my big glass vase, I poured yellow and green paints in and gently swirled the paint around. It actually turned out pretty well.

Step 3:
Place the vase upside down on newspaper to allow excess paint to drip out for about an hour. Then, turn the vase right side up and allow to finish drying. Make sure to clean the lip of the vase. This time frame is what Liz recommended.

Step 4:
Enjoy your unique decor! Note: there might be places where the paint is thicker based on where it pooled, but no one will notice so don't fret.

I LOVED this project because it is a way to make your home look great for a cheap price! Let me know how this project turned out for you.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I am really picky when it comes to throat drops. I don't want a drop that will scare away people with my breath, one that leaves a nasty feeling in your mouth, and I want a drop that actually works.

About the product
note: information taken from the back of the package

Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops were created by J. Herman Pine. In 1870, Pine Brothers has been soothing sore throats for over 140 years. Our proprietary blend of natural ingredients combine with our famed "soft drop" consistency to produce, in our opinion, the most delicious throat drop in the history of the world, and possibly earlier. To know Pine Brothers, is to love them. Pine Brothers is an American original, unique in every way, and we thank you very much for you patronage.

These throat drops come in the following flavors: wild cherry, licorice, natural honey, and lemon citrus. They say more flavors are coming soon!

My Thoughts

I was able to test the wild cherry flavored and natural honey throat drops. And, I liked both flavors! The directions say to dissolve 1 or 2 drops slowly in mouth, repeat as needed, and best it not chewed.

I followed the directions and noticed that my throat did feel better. My breath did not stink and my mouth didn't feel gross. These are positive factors for me because I hate having to brush my teeth every time I use a throat drop. I only used these throat drops twice in a day since I didn't have a bad sore throat. It was nice getting some relief from the pain!

I also love how Pine Bros made a handy "puck" size container. This fits perfectly in my purse so I can take these throat drops around with me and don't have to be worried that they will spill and get everywhere.

Bottom line: I will definitely be using these again when I have a sore throat!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Monkey See, Monkey Do

BooBoo and I started swim lessons this week, which is a HUGE thing for me. I hate getting in my swimsuit in front of people. I’m very self-conscious and very aware of all of my flaws when it comes to my body. Why then would I willingly subject myself to a flood of emotions like that? For my kids.

I want them to be able to swim. I want them to never know the fear of water and the self-loathing that I always faced when swim day approached at school. If that means putting on my bathing suit and walking around with fake self-confidence for a few years until they’re old enough to take classes by themselves, so be it. They’ll have their own demons to wrestle; I don’t want to pass mine on. 

It’s been incredible watching BooBoo so far. He’s almost fearless. He kicks using a kick board and jumps from the sideline from a standing position and goes under water like a champ. He’s not so great at the going on his back thing, but I think he’ll be a lot better at that when he’ll be able to learn with a teacher and not from his Mom.

I often feel like kids are sent to teach US something. Whether they be our kids or kids we interact with. Watching them helps me remember what it was like to have no fears. Those moments where I didn’t even realize dancing in a grocery store might look silly; or that everyone might not want to hear about my mom’s bad days in the middle of a church lesson. Sometimes, just sometimes, I let those moments creep in and I throw all my inhibitions out the window and I allow myself to do something silly- like singing along to a song on the music system in a store and not caring who stares. And you know what? Those are the moments I get the biggest smiles from my kids-it’s  like we’re connecting and they know I’m trying.

So take a lesson from the kids around you for once- do something silly or even brave and DON’T CARE ABOUT IT. They’ll love you for it, and you’ll feel a weight lifted off your shoulders that you didn’t even know you were carrying around.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Monterey Jack Chicken Sandwich

So, I have a favorite restaurant. It’s a casual sit-down national chain restaurant and never fails to put me in a good moon when we go. I won’t put the name down for Copyright reasons, but let’s just say the symbol is a red vegetable and they specialize in Southwestern cuisine… 

A few months ago they debuted a seasonal dish I fell in love with… and then they took it off the menu again. I sincerely hate when that happens. I’m then left craving something that doesn’t even exist anymore. I had to fix that this time, so I decided to recreate it in a non-traditional manner- bring it back to life as a sandwich. I love sandwiches. They’re the perfect, handheld masterpieces.

Introducing the: 

Monterey Jack Chicken Sandwich
Yields approx 2 sandwiches
Ingredients needed:
1 Chicken breast
¼ onion
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
slices of Monterey Jack cheese
1 medium avocado
2-4 slices of bread (depending on whether you do closed or open face sandwiches)
Heat sauté pan over medium heat. Chop chicken breast into slices and add to preheated pan. Chop onion into thin slices and add to pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until onions are soft and translucent and the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Put on top of a slice of bread, top with avocado (I love what the avocado does to the flavor of this sandwich, so I usually use half of a medium avocado for this) and 3 slice of cheese. At this stage you can do one of 2 things- cover the sandwich with a lid to capture the heat and melt the cheese or microwave it for a few seconds. I like the taste better when I don’t use the microwave, but it’s totally up to you.
The beauty of this dish is it’s simplicity. You may be tempted to add other flavors, but try not to. I added paprika last time I made this and immediately regretted it- it’s not needed. The cheese brings in a nice sharpness that balances out with the creaminess of the avocado and the chicken is nice and filling.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Beautiful A.M. & P.M. Moisturizer Review & Giveaway

Having beautiful and soft skin is something I think a lot people want. I am definitely one of them! However, I hate all the harsh chemicals in a lot of facial cleansers and moisturizers. I end up feeling that when I use them my face feels dry and dull looking. About 8 months ago, I switched to a more organic facial cleanser, and I loved how my face felt so soft.

Then, a few months ago I was able to try a completely new product for my face. The products, from Trusted Health Products, are called Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer & Beautiful P.M. Moisturizer.

About The Product

Beautiful’s proprietary A. M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer work together to help keep your face protected throughout the day and night so nature can do its work to insure a healthy vibrant appearance. Contains NO preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, fragrances, GMO’s, dyes or additives of any kind. These products aren't just for women. There is even a men’s line of skin care system The Man.

The following is some of the information that Trusted Health Products provides about their products:

Why do we use oils in our product?
You may have been told to never put oils on your face, because oils supposedly cause breakouts or blemishes. This statement alone couldn’t be further from the truth. Sebum, the natural oil produced by your body, is a vital component in keeping your skin moist, elastic, healthy and radiant. The problem comes in when your body over-produces sebum. One of the main causes of this, as mentioned above, is the use of harsh chemical-laden skincare products that strip the natural oils from your face. But when your face’s oils are given what they need in order to remain in balance, the result is beautiful, young looking, glowing skin. This happens because Beautiful works in harmony with nature.

The Poisons You Put on Your Face Everyday
The cosmetic skincare industry is among the worst and least regulated in our entire society. They have almost total free reign to put whatever ingredient they choose into our everyday skincare products, with little to no regard for our health and wellbeing. Prime example: Lobbyists from the skincare industry have strongly opposed bills that would require them to notify the government before releasing products that contain ingredients that are known to cause cancer! Ingredients like parabens, petrochemicals and others have been associated with or linked to allergic reactions, skin conditions, hormonal disruptions, neurotoxicity, and even cancer (see our free report, The Poisons You Put on Your Face Everyday, where we expose the truth behind skincare ingredients that the industry doesn’t want you to know).
Bottom line: If you have to rub it in, your skin doesn’t want it, and it’s not good for your face.

The Secret is to Feed Your Skin What it Craves…
Beautiful’s 100% pure live ingredients are the perfect living “foods” that your skin cells need in order to be fed the nutrients they need to stay clean, moisturized and revitalized on a daily basis. Beautiful’s revolutionary formulation simplifies your daily skincare needs by combining the functions of cleanser, toner, moisturizer, protector, repairer, blemish controller and age-defying serum. Instead of 5-10 products for your face, you’ll use 2: One in the morning, and one in the evening.

 A. M. Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado and olive.
P. M. Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, evening primrose and apricot.

Benefits of Using Beautiful A. M. Moisturizer and P. M. Revitalizer: 

  • 100% Pure “All-in-One” Skincare
  • Great for all skin types – oily or dry
  • Feeds your skin cells the nutrients they crave
  • Cleanses pores of dirt and bacteria naturally
  • Skin looks and feels younger, softer and smooth like silk
  • Decreases the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet
  • Reduces the appearance of aging
  • Replaces dirty, excess oil with healthy botanical oils
  • Firms and tones skin’s appearance
  • Pores appear to shrink, giving a smoother look to skin’s complexion
  • Blemishes appear to just fade away
  • Intensely moisturizes your skin more naturally than any cream or lotion
  • Boosts your skin’s natural, youthful glow and tone
  • Helps skin look alive and healthy
  • Skin feels clean and conditioned
  • 100% pure live cold-pressed ingredients: oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado, olive, evening primrose and apricot
  • Contains NO preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals, GMOs, synthetic ingredients, fragrances, dyes or additives of any kind
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    My Thoughts

    When I first got the Beautiful A.M. & P.M. Moisturizers, I loved how the bottles were personalize with my name. I love how it says, "Beautiful Christina" because it makes me happy every time I use the product.

     I was surprised by how small the bottles were. Most beauty products you get come in large containers. However, since I only had use a few drops to gently spread in a circular motion on my face, I discovered that I wouldn't run out quickly at all. I barely made a dent in the amount after a month's use.

    I didn't tell my husband that I was using a different beauty product because I wanted to see if he would notice. And, he did! He asked if I was using something different on my face because it was SO smooth. He loved how my skin looked so radiant. I noticed these changes, but I was glad someone else too without me asking.

    The instructions warn about breaking out when you first start because your skin is going through a detox. I was a little nervous about that because I didn't know how bad the break out would be. However, I didn't really break out at all. I think part of this was due to me switching to a more organic face cleanser before I started with this beauty regiment.

    I have to say that I really love this product. I love the smell of the oil, and I love how my face feels so beautiful. And, it is comforting to know that I am using good chemicals on my face! I am so glad that I started using these moisturizers because my face feels so healthy.

    Try Beautiful for FREE:

       “The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or You’re the Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports – The Poisons You Put On Your Face Everyday and Why Your Skin Care Products Have Never Worked: The Truth Revealed .”  That’s a total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!”

    Connect with Trusted Health Products

    Everyone who "likes" the Trusted Healthcare Products Facebook page will receive $5 off their first order! You can get more information about products regarding the mouth by visiting OraMD Facebook page. You can also follow Trusted Healthcare Products through their blog.

    -There are 3 Beautiful A.M. Moisturizers available so there will be 3 winners!!
    -Giveaway runs from 3-19-2014 to 3-26-2014 (closes 9 pm MST)
    -Open to everyone who is 18+ (Worldwide)
    ***You – or anyone in your household - may win one bottle of Beautiful one time only. Previous winners please do not apply.***


    *Disclosure: I received these products mentioned in this post at no cost in order to do this review. All opinions are my own. Howling Horn is not responsible for prize shipment to the winners as this is a sponsored giveaway.