Falls River Soap Company Deluxe Gift Basket & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Ends 12/16

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12/02 (12am) to 12/16 (11:59pm)
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If you are looking to forever change the way you wash and experience the pleasure of the perfect bath or shower using the finest natural ingredients, it is time to discover Falls River Soap Company! Right now you can enter below for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a Deluxe Falls River Soap Gift Basket!
Falls River Soap Company is a small family owned business located in Ohio, specializing in handcrafted artisanal soaps since 2004. At Falls River Soap Company they use organic and high quality natural essential oils, herbs and botanicals sourced from all over the world to create homemade soaps the old-fashioned way, through the cold-process method of soap making.

Unlike mass-produced commercial soaps sold by those “other” companies you find in your local supermarket or drugstore, it takes a little extra time to create a Falls River Soap. The soap makers at Falls River Soap Company are busy working by hand in small batches at a low temperature and aging the soaps for up to four to six weeks to preserve the natural glycerin, producing the most luxurious, pure and gentle moisturizing soap imaginable for every skin type, scent or texture preference.

The eco-friendly natural soaps created by Falls River Soap Company do not contain harsh chemicals, animal fats or synthetic preservatives. They do not test products on animals and their handmade soaps are 100% vegetarian.
Falls River Soap Company uses earth-friendly ingredients like fresh goat milk, olive oil, shea and cocoa butter, coconut and avocado oil. Natural exfoliates include lemon peel, ground coffee and calendula petals and more.

And that’s just about it, natural ingredients and a whole lot of love combine to make the best handmade soap available anywhere at any price!

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Looking Great Is So Easy #NaturesBrands

Looking my best i important to me even when I have to fake it. Especially when I have to fake it. I'm a wife, a mom, and a blogger and it shows on my face. I get breakouts, I have dark rings under my eyes, I get blemishes, yes at 35! It is a myth that bad skin is a teenage thing.

I count on awesome products to help me keep my face where I want it to be. I have YouTubed so many tutorials on how to my makeup just right and being at my age, it's funny to me that I don't now how.

So before the foundation, contouring, and blush comes one magic little stick that erases days of spotty sleep and breakouts. Are you ready for it???

Bella Mari Blemish Concealer Stick.

This is a stick like a chapstick size that fits perfectly where you need it to go. In the makeup bag or in your purse if you are just bringing along the necessities. It's definitely a must have.

What I really like about it is its' superior coverage with amazing blending. They have a great selection of colors to match any skin perfectly. I am a light tan on their color.

There is no orangey color left over or clumping. It covers right up with my foundation and powder. There are no caking or dark spots. It doesn't smell really thick either. I don't know how to explain that but, some makeups smell really thick like powder. This has a nice scent. It's not a perfume or fragranced scent, it's just nice.

The ingredients are impressive too.

- 100% pure all natural tinted concealer
- Nano particles free mineral concealer stick
- Only earth minerals and organic plant Ingredients
- No petrolatum, siloxane, methicone or preservatives
- No Phthalates, parabens, or bismuth oxychloride
- No vinyl, BHT, BHA, fibroin, DEA, MEA, TEA, or PEG
- No p-phenylenediamine glucoproteins or sericin
- Cruelty-free, beeswax free, carmine free, silk free
- Aquamarine free, GMO-free, vegan and vegetarian
- Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes, propylene glycol
- Free from talc, corn, soy, gluten, or any other man-made chemical you can think of

This is one of the VERY FEW concealers that cover my dark freckles and the scars on my forehead from being sunburned. That is an embarrassing scar and it's nice to have the confidence when it's covered.

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Put Me In The Story Personalized Books Giveaway

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One winner will win their choice of TWO personalized books!


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Books are an important part of a child's life. Personalized books creates a special kind of magic that connects a child and the book. They will come back to the book where they are the star again and again. When they outgrow it the book will be something they cherish forever. Put Me In The Story books are filled with princesses, pirates and messages of love that your child will experience while they are developing a love for reading. Who knows maybe you will provide the book that sparks your child's interest in reading that will help them throughout life. If you need a present, you will have a hit with one or more of these books. What child doesn't like to see their name and even their photo in the story you are reading together? They will never forget how fun it is to learn and play with a cool personalized children's book.
For this giveaway you will be entering to win TWO personalized books of your choice from Put Me In The Story! Take a few minutes to go check out their site. There truly is something for everyone! Imagine how much your child will treasure one of these books. These are books with special meaning. Instead of being the short-lived trend of the year that ultimately gets put aside, your child's love for these books will endure. Keep an eye out for my review coming soon. We are getting these to review, which books will you choose?
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Giveaway dates: 12/1/16 1 am CST - 12/15/16 11:59 pm. CST Open to entrants in the United States and Canada, 18+. One set of entries per person. Please note: To be fair to everyone, you are not eligible if you have won a Put Me In The Story giveaway on this or any other blog in the last 90 days. Prize: One winner will receive 2 personalized books of their choice from Put Me In The Story. The value of this giveaway will be determined by the books that are chosen but may range from approximately $29.98 to $69.98.   Please read the rules here before entering.
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Ronica Baby Memory Book & Sticker Set Bundle Giveaway! $595 TRV!!

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10 WINNERS! Ronica Baby Memory Book & Sticker Set Bundle Giveaway! $595 TRV!!
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A Baby Memory Book & Set of 32 Baby Monthly Stickers!

First 5 winners drawn will receive the brand new book & sticker design set (items on the left). 
Second set of 5 winners will receive the original book & sticker design set (items on the right).
Totaling $595 in prizes!!
Ronica’s mission is to make recording baby memories simple for busy parents. We all know that as soon as that new, sweet baby is put in your arms, your life gets a whole lot busier! Free time? What’s that?! But, thanks to Ronica, you won’t spend a lot of time documenting all your precious moments… you can spend more time making them! Click here to read Love, Mrs. Mommy's full Ronica review! 
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Starting The College Journey ~ Visiting Johnson & Wales University Charlotte, NC #sponsored #JWUNow #ad

There comes a time in every parent's life that they have to accept that their little bundle of joy isn't a little bundle anymore. I listened when my elders told me to cherish it because they grow up too fast. I did but, looking at today and how fast the past almost 16 years has flown by, where did it go??

I have to face the facts, my first born is growing up. She's through drivers ed, she's in 10th grade, marching band, girl scouts, has a boyfriend, she is really growing up. It is a true bittersweet feeling that I write this post. I promise I really am happy.

I have looked over at her 100 times tonight in disbelief that she is so grown up. We took a 5-hour trip today to Charlotte, NC. Our destination, Johnson & Wales University, to go on a campus tour tomorrow.

We are at the motel now, I still can't wrap my head around that she is old enough to start touring colleges and planning for her adult life. Not for planning for next month's new game coming out but planning for her whole life.

Planning for the day she gets to take her teenager to a college to tour and check out all the grounds. AWE~ silently crying right now~ even though she isn't a baby anymore, she will always be my baby. This has been an amazing adventure, and it's just beginning!!

I am so excited inside. I am a bundle of nerves. Tomorrow is going to be an amazing day. I will let you know just how it goes. So, goodnight. I will tell you all about it tomorrow afternoon :)

Good morning. We're up and getting ready for our adventure. Just to mention, we stayed at Sleep Inn on Tryon St. It's amazing. The beds are comfortable, wifi is fast without interruption (I would have slept on concrete for that), the breakfast was more than amazing. Not just for being a motel breakfast either. We had so many options. Bread, bagels, muffins, fresh press waffles, eggs, sausage, seasoned potato wedges, cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, milk, and more!!

I could write a whole post just about our stay. We reserved our room with points we've been saving from previous stays so we were able to get the room for free. When we checked in last night, we even got a gift bag of goodies with chocolates and snacks. A very nice personal touch.

We're stopping by a salon in a bit and heading out to our destination. Johnson & Wales Univeristy to take the Friday Culinary Experience Tour.

I'll be back in awhile to update more and tell you all about it.

So the trip is over and we made it home. Surviving, rush hour in the city was so much better than I thought it would be. We had so much to talk about. This was an all around amazing tour and I am so impressed to say the very least. I am almost at a loss for words. You know me, I am going to find a way to share every bit of it with you. So just to get it out of my system now,  IT WAS AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!

For starters, everything on campus is so high quality. I mean everything from the labs all the way to the faculty. I have so many fun facts to share.

So, we started the tour at admissions. We had a nice sized group of families there with their prospective students. We walked over to one of their "labs" to get some amazing information and participate in a demonstration. Guess whose kitchen we were in.

 Emeril's Kitchen! Yes, the Emeril, if you're not familiar with him, he's a food network star.

Our tour guide showed us how to make a taco bulgogi. Which was super simple looking to make but absolutely fantastically assembled. It really set the bar high for the rest of the tour.

We talked about the admissions process and what to expect. What I really liked most is how thoroughly it was covered.

When he was done with the super tasty presentation, one of the students came in and explained what schedules would be like.

We thought it was really cool it's only 4 days a week and there are optional morning and afternoon classes. I like that because working around the schedule for things like work, coming home to visit mom, studying, and everything else is so manageable.

The labs are 9-day labs and look like so much fun. Have you heard of Experiential learning? Everything is so hands on. It's not just learning from a desk. JWU owns restaurants, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte, and has so many amazing intern opportunities.

There are labs for mixology, wine tasting, and beverage everything! Marketing classes include things like wedding planning, event planning, fashion, managing sports teams and Its players, it is just so awesome to see all of the careers that can come from the degrees the students will earn.

I wasn't sure exactly what that means until our tour. Basically what that means is whatever the major is, the student will have hands-on learning before graduation.I think that's amazing. Instead of getting a degree and having to spend years learning your place, your student will be able to leave the school with experience. Real experience. It is a great opportunity.

The majors and degrees JWU offers include the following:
  • Baking & Pastry Arts (AS) 
  • Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management (BS) 
  • Business Administration (BS) 
  • Business Studies (BS) 
  • Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis (BS) 
  • Culinary Arts and Food Service Management (BS) 
  • Culinary Arts (AS) 
  • Fashion Merchandising & Retailing (BS) 
  • Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship (BS) 
  • Hotel & Lodging Management (BS) 
  • Liberal Studies (BS) 
  • Management (BS) 
  • Marketing (BS) 
  • Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management (BS) 
  • Sports/Entertainment/Event Management (BS)

There are so many options to choose from and in a four-year program at JWU, your student will have two degrees. There are so many opportunities that come along with being a student at JWU.

The gym was so impressive. They have a whole display of different balls and certificates. The gym is all up to date with great fitness options and Alumni can come work out when ever they want.

Dorm living is So Cool. We got to see one of the double dorms and I love how it's set up. Every dorm room comes with two beds, two closets, two desks, and a mini fridge and microwave. One of the most genius ideas in the history of ideas, the shower, and the toilet are in 2 separate areas.

If you have ever experienced community living (I have two sisters), you know with certainty, someone will not be ready on time. Because of the shower and toilet being is separate areas and the big mirror and sink in the middle, Getting ready, even with the same schedule, everyone can be on time.

Students are also allowed sleepovers as long as they are over 16 or have written permission. I thought that was very cool because my daughters would miss each other and could still spend time together on their breaks.

There are residence halls for the freshmen and sophomores and then for the juniors and seniors there are apartment options. Every floor is set up the same. There is one full kitchen in both buildings.

Security is another awesome factor on the JWU Campus. There are stations with phones to call the help desk 24/7/365. I love that. If my child were attending and had any issues, they would be safe. Each floor in both buildings has three RA's and can be there for anything that may come up.

I am so impressed with the Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Campus, NC. Everything is top of the line. We read up on so much before we made the trip out and it was so much better in person. The entire campus and all of the programs.

Find Johnson & Wales University on social media. JWU Facebook, JWU Twitter, JWU Charlotte Twitter , JWU Admissions Instagram, JWU Charlotte Instagram, JWU Youtube,  JWU Charlotte Youtube.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnson & Wales University. The opinions and text are all mine.


Free or Cheap Ways for Students to Exercise More

Saving money is often a top priority for many college students. Whether you’ve moved away to college for the first time or are studying at home for an online EDD degree from Maryville University, chances are you are living on a reduced income for the duration of the program, as you’ll need to dedicate the maximum amount of time that you have to studying, rather than working. Many students mistakenly believe that staying fit and healthy will cost them more. However, this isn’t true – there are many things that you can do to remain as fit and healthy as possible without spending any more money from your student budget. We’ve listed just some of the best ways to do this here.

Walk Daily

Going for a walk doesn’t need to cost you anything, and it can work wonders for your health. Even better, you could find a walking group in your area or on-campus, and use the time to socialize and make new friends whilst you stay fit! Making some small, cost-free changes to your lifestyle such as waking up a little earlier to walk to campus rather than driving or getting the bus can not only help to improve your fitness, but also save you money on transport, too! For online students, sitting at home working on your higher education leadership degree can lead to muscle tension and joint pain, so getting up for a walk will make you feel much better and clear your mind for better study!

Campus Gym

Many colleges will have a campus gym that’s free for students to attend. If your campus has a gym, be sure to inquire after any services that are free for you to use. Even if you need to pay a fee for the use of the gym, this can often be significantly reduced for students; therefore it’s definitely worth paying in comparison to a regular gym or fitness center membership. Some colleges will even offer online students the use of the gym, so if you’re considering studying online, why not choose a campus close to home in order to take advantage of this.

Sports Societies

All U.S. colleges will have sports teams, and even the colleges that aren’t as big on sports as some of the others will have sports societies and even competitive teams that all students can join. The great thing about non-competitive sport at university is that it’s open to anybody, and is usually free or quite inexpensive to join. Along with keeping fit and healthy, joining a college sports society or team can be a great way to learn how to play a new sport, or even revisit one you once took part in as a child! Volunteering your time as a sports coach is also a great way to improve your fitness as a student and can look awesome on your resume.

When it comes to keeping fit and healthy, there’s no need for students to worry about spending money, with plenty of free and inexpensive ways to exercise more.  

U-Brew Gift Set GIVEAWAY Ends 12/12/16

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