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Unreal Candy- Amazing Taste Testing Party

I had the opportunity to host a party for my friends to taste the new ‘Unreal’ Candy- Unjunked candy with no bad stuff. I had a ton of pictures but my wonderful four year old got a hold of the sim card off my desk before I could download them- and it is ruined now. We still had fun though so at least we all got to have some great candy!

My favorite were the Unreal 77- the peanut butter cups- while they didn’t taste exactly like a reese’s they were amazing! My daughter and her friends loved the Unreal 41, like M&M’s the most, and the men preferred the Unreal 5; saying it tasted like a snickers.

The party was a blast, everyone got to take home lots of candy and information and the video was super fun to watch, the kids loved it of course! Candy is candy to them, the adults were just happy it was a cleaner candy! We all got #GetUnreal and pledge to help others get unjunked by sharing the story of how their candy got made with no artificial ingredients, all natural good stuff, no GMO’s, no saccharin, glucose, additives or preservatives. It’s just better for us in every way. #GetUnreal and #GetUnJunked today!

I was given this opportunity by The Global Influence and Unreal Candy. They provided the party supplies and compensation for this post. All opinions are our own!

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Photo Fun… May not be a scrapbook but still some amazing gifts!

I am having some huge mommy guilt over not scrapbooking in a few months, but I still love finding ways to show off my baby girl. One of these days I will have time to scrapbook again but until then Shutterfly is to the rescue with some great photo gifts. One of my favorites is the personalized coffee mugs, I take coffee almost everywhere so this would come in so handy! 

I also love the blankets and tote bags, it is so hard to pick just one to feature, but in terms of what would get the most use it is the travel mug for sure! 

Be sure to follow Shutterfly on Facebook, Twitter, and Pintrest to be able to get more deals and special offers when they happen! The photo gifts they offer are great, I have ordered photo books and a mouse pad from them in the past and loved it! 

What is your favorite photo item aside from the usual photos? Have you had one printed on a blanket before? I think that would be a great keepsake! 

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2nd.MD – Medical Specialist Consultations Online

Thank you to 2nd.MD for providing me with a $200 stipend to test-drive this revolutionary online medical service.

I got the chance to get a consultation from a great doctor on 2nd.MD last week and after talking to my primary doctor today about everything he said, I can say with confidence that the service is very helpful.  Once I logged onto the site I searched for a doctor with my main problems as keywords (insomnia, sudden dry skin, fatigue, mood changes) and found several that treated those problems.  After reading about them all I finally chose Dr. Aron Tendler as he specialized in depression, insomnia, and hormone related problems.  [Read more...]

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Closed: Mixbook Photobook Review and giveaway!!

I had the wonderful opportunity to review the personalized photo books and special promotions at Mixbook. I got a 8.5×8.5 inch photo book printed and I was amazed at the quality! I even managed to work out a giveaway to one lucky reader (see bottom)! 

The ordering process was super easy, just drag and drop pictures into the pre-made pages, or for digital scrappers just choose the full-page template and drag your layout to the book.  The bleed areas were very small, the areas I thought would be cut off were not, and the ‘preview’ you get before you order was very accurate! I have pictures below to see the quality I need a better camera these pictures do it no justice.  The colors were right on with what I expected; no tint or anything abnormal like I got with other printers in the past. 

Oh, and even though it is the 8.5 inch size it seems at least an inch bigger than my 8 inch books as you can see in the comparison picture above.  8×8 seems too small, 12×12 too big, but I am loving this 8.5 inch size!

The Giveaway: 

The great people at Mixbook have offered one reader a free 20 page 8.5×8.5 photo book! This giveaway is super simple- just tell me what you would print a book of in the comments and you get one entry.  If you blog, facebook, or share this post online; leave another comment and I will add another entry.  Good luck! (Giveaway Closed- Winner is Paula M.- Thanks everyone!)

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5 Fab Bloggers to Check Out

Thanks to Trop50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 Fabulous Wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous!

It is so hard to pick just five fabulous bloggers, I read so many, and I have so many I love, so if you’re not on this list please don’t think I don’t like your blog… I am just bad at picking favorites! Anyway, I will take a go anyway, because I know you all know I love ya!

  1. Telling Dad and the Sweet Dreams FundGreg @ TellingDad.com – there are sooo many reasons I love his blog.  The first being that he has been amazing to me over the years, we haven’t talked in a while, life gets in the way, but there has been quite a few times he helped me on a personal level when things were going bad.  Another reason is his dedication to his cause, The Sweet Dreams Fund that helps so many people all because of him. And of course because he is FUNNY, every post makes me laugh, he always has such a great outlook.
  2. My Very Own Aunt Kathy @ Everlasting - not only is she my aunt but her posts are so well written and heart warming, a wonderful devotional blog to read if you get a chance.
  3. Trisha @ MomDot – not only does she run the only forum I am really a part of (not lately but life has been crazy) but she is an amazing blogger/marketer. She has grown her blog and following in ways I can’t even fathom and is one of the hardest working bloggers I know.
  4. Darren @ ProBlogger.net – He is still going as strong today as he was back when I first started blogging over 7 years ago, using the advice on his blog I was able to grow my first blog ‘HomeBizBlogger’ enough to sell it a year later when I lost interest for over a thousand dollars.  His advice also helped me grow my ‘Confessions of a Housewife’ blog to produce a great full-time income for several years- if only I had followed his advice on not deleting a blog on a whim… lol- I was going through a personal ‘thing’ and terminated the blog completely… huge loss in income and Starting over was not easy, actually I never really started over, I haven’t put near as much time or effort into this blog as I did COH, it is more of my personal place- not a business like COH was.
  5. Lifehacker -  I am not even sure who runs this, but I am on it almost daily for fun or work purposes, they always have lots of useful tips and posts. If you haven’t visited you really should; the topics run all over the place, there is something about just about everything!

So there you go, those are the 5 fab bloggers you should visit today. Can’t wait to hear your top 5!

Don’t forget to enter the 50 Fabulous Wishes contest for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous. I was selected for this Tropicana Trop50 sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. I received compensation to use and facilitate my post.