Social Timing is Everything

Have you heard the saying, “Timing is everything” and while on some level you understand but the explanation is not quite clear. Today, this saying could not be more true and applicable with how we operate our business in the demanding digital world. Capturing your audience is even more important where the message has to be clear, concise, to the point and timed just right. Continue reading “Social Timing is Everything”

Attack of the Gallstones and Duodenitis

Laying in the gurney I was exhausted from the overwhelming pain and discomfort. Lightly shivering I tried to curl into the smallest ball to maintain my body heat, despite the fever, under three blankets and a hospital sheet. Hours past ever so slowly as I struggled to catch my breath and I was so terribly thirsty. The IV only partially began to quench my chapped lips, I tried to form spit in my mouth to swallow, my dehydration was ever so frustrating; the dehydration from hours of back-to-back vomiting. I prayed for relief, I prayed for answers, I thanked God for my husband keeping his wits and emotions about him and I was thankful for the staff in finding answers. Continue reading “Attack of the Gallstones and Duodenitis”

The Oily Life

A few years ago I watched a few friends on Facebook share about their journey and adventure with essential oils. I figured some of this was just placebo, voodoo healing, where it was all in their mind. Some other part of me, the part that believes in supernatural, mysticism, and the power of the almighty, I thought there might be something to this oily life they speak about. So I started to inquire. When I did, I wish I hadn’t. Continue reading “The Oily Life”

Low Carb Eggroll Dinner

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Making dinner is such an ordeal. Of all the meals made at home, dinner is the most stressful, cumbersome, and often unappreciated. As of late, dinner has been feeling rather energetic, creative, broadening my family’s palette and horizon of food choices. Our family is a huge fan of Asian food and I was craving something deep fat fried and covered in chocolate, but my will to eat healthy outweighed my darkest desire. Continue reading “Low Carb Eggroll Dinner”

Newman’s Own Organics Pet Sampler Giveaway

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Who would have thought that bottling salad dressing in old wine bottles to give as gifts would evolve into a business. This was the genesis for Newman’s Own Organics when Paul Newman set out over 30 years ago to bring all-natural, quality foods to the world. Plus passing on the profits to those who needed the help the most. Would you have guessed that Newman’s Own Organics would evolve past the grocery aisles and into the pet aisle? Who says that quality, all-natural, organic foods should only be for humans. Newman’s Own Organics has an entire line of pet food products for the wellness and care of our furry family.

Newman’s Own Organics has foods and treats made from a unique blend of proteins, whole grains, vitamins and minerals. Ingredients are carefully selected for all life stages of your pet. From canned food to dry food, snacks and treats, Newman’s Own Organics offers a wide variety of high quality, all natural ingredients for your dog or cat.
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Tucson Tamale for the Holidays

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Celebrate the holidays this year with the rich taste of the Southwest by savoring gourmet, traditional Mexican fare from Tucson Tamale. Made in the traditional method with warm masa, gentle corn husks, and a bouquet of flavors. Spending hours together, embracing the connectedness of family, infusing all the love right into the food.

blue orn tamales, vegetarian tamales, vegan tamalesInspired by the events of one man’s love for a woman whose family had a love and passion for bringing family together by making tamales. Todd Martin was not only in love with his soon to be wife Sherry, but he also fell in love with the taste and process of making tamales. Trying to satisfy his desire to find really good tamales Todd Martin did what others do, he began making his own! In 2008, the Tucson Tamale company was born. Made from small batch, high quality ingredients and every tamale is hand rolled, steamed and packaged for happiness.

The corn used in the masa is organic and non-GMO. Traditional tamales are made with lard but Tucson Tamale knew they were different and wanted to continue on their unique path and use non-GMO expeller pressed canola or sunflower oil. Every November Tucson Tamale makes their signature “holiday” tamale for Thanksgiving. Stuffed with fresh roasted turkey, organic vegetables and the amazing sage masa. Naturally gluten free and since the tamales are not made with lard, vegetarians, meat lovers and even vegans can enjoy the wide variety of meatless and meaty tamales delivered right to your door.tucson tamale, homemade tamales,

If you are in Arizona, you can find these tasty delicacies at AJ’s Fine Foods, Safeway or visit one of their three locations in Tucson. Eat in or take out! Take some home to enjoy for later, they are safe to store in the freezer. For those of you not in Arizona or the immediate area to Tucson we are happy to share this wonderful giveaway for a sampler pack of a box of happiness with Tucson Tamales.
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12/13/15 Hanes Hosiery & Leggings for the Holidays

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Our holiday season is in full swing and for many of us we will be partaking in holiday parties and shenanigans. Additionally we will also be eating, drinking and being merry which means we ought to look and feel our best. Sometimes for us ladies, we do not always feel this way when we overindulge in sweets and cocktails when being exceptionally merry.

Hanes has a great collection of hosiery and tights to help us feel and look good this holiday season. Not to mention the Hanes line is a great stocking stuffer idea for ladies who love tights and leggings this time of year when we like to bundle up, yet remain fashionable.

hanes leggings, hanes animal print tights, hanes tightsHanes Hosiery’s new Fall 2015 collection features innovative styles that are the perfect balance of beauty and comfort. Hanes is revitalizing legwear this season with the introduction of X-Temp technology and solution based sheers, tights and leggings that compliment women of every age, nationwide. The Power Shapers collection integrates the benefits of shapewear into legwear with run resistant technology that keeps every woman looking polished with a flawless finish from day to night. Available in a variety of deniers and a no hose® slimmer, the Hanes Power Shapers collection provides a smooth, no lines appearance, even under the most body conscious styles.
X-Temp tights from Hanes are designed to adapt to your body temperature providing comfort throughout the day. X-Temp technology is designed to adjust to your body’s temperature and activity to keep you comfortable and confident. X-Temp tights are available in a variety of styles from core opaques to boot liners, convertibles and smoothing leggings that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
hanes_Firm-NoHosePersonally I love the Hanes Power Shapers no hose® slimmer! Think Spanx without all the crazy constriction, just smooth and comfortable. I actually wore mine recently when I was in Albuquerque and my tush was extra warm under my pencil skirt yet kept me looking very sleek and trim with no bunching or riding. I love what hosiery does to your legs and back end, but I am not a fan of the sweaty toes, bunching and runs.
Hence the footless line of Hanes leggings. But if you are a fan of hose and a fan of leggings you can have the best of both worlds with the convertible legging where the toe tucks neatly into a toe pocket. No seams and no fuss in owning two pairs of your favorite leg-wear. Give the gift of great hosiery and leg-wear with a variety of styles and colors for the lady or fashionista in your life, enter to win 5 pairs of any combination of opaque (colors are black, Echo Gray, Plum Swirl and Potent(purple-ish color) and animal print tights in black and or brown.

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12/13/15 iMagnet Mount Giveaway

As our technology has evolved our laws are starting to catch up with how we live our lives with that technology. With all the new hands free restrictions and laws, all sorts of new gadgets and inventions have come about to assist and support our change in our way of life.

imagnet swivel, imagnet mountPhone holders that are cradles, attach to the visor, all require some assistance of more than a single hand and could hamper our ability to drive when we go to reach to answer a call or use our phone as a GPS. iMagnet solves the problem of truly being hands free, cradle free and is compatible with all major smart phones and devices. iMagnet is a company that is passionate about their products, they are gadget freaks obsessed with new ideas. Based out of California they are a top-rated retailer with Amazon and have been all the rage with Macworld and CNET.

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The Official iMagnet Mount includes 1x iMagnet Mount, 1x circle metal plate, and 2x rectangle metal plates with adhesive backing. Patented, washable sticky-gel suction cup with a one-of-a-kind sticky, gel-glue layer coating that mounts on any non-porous textured surfaces like dashboards and windshields.
Shop for Imagnet accessories at Imagnetmount.com

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11/4/15 Vera Mona Color Switch Lotus Palette Giveaway

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Wearing and applying makeup can be such a chore. For women we are always looking for that stunning evening look or natural daytime eye shadow without looking like a hot mess of Tammy Faye Baker. The problem with eye shadow is that when we want to mix some colors for that great blended look, we have to try to find spare tissue to swirl our shadow brush into in order to get rid of the previous color. Even then we are left with a hit or miss opportunity for well set makeup. Not to mention cleaning, cleaning brushes is always a chore and if not cleaned properly, the end result is wasted money due to ruining our brushes.

Yet there is a solution! The Color Switch by Vera Mona. The Color Switch is a color switch sponge and eye shadow palette in one. The color switch sponge allows you to swirl your shadow brush along the unique material that removes the shadow and then apply another color or blend flawlessly. No more struggling with messy tissue. No more time being wasted on trying to use a brush cleaner to obtain that beautiful look.

vera mona lotus palette, vera mona color switchI was a skeptic myself until I applied the different shadows with the dual head brush. All the colors are representative of flowers and are totally neutral; great for any skin type or tone. I had a lot of fun layering and blending the colors depending upon the look I was trying to achieve. Just a simple swirl or stroke along the color switch pad and “VOILA!” no more color on my brush and I was free to choose the next color. You can even do this with wet colors for the same effect and for a dramatic look.

The Vera Mona Color Switch is excellent for any woman or a professional makeup artist with their full line of color switch utensils and the new Lotus Color Switch Palette. Change up your looks and have fun with makeup without making a mess of your bathroom or yourself with the easy application and blending with the Vera Mona Color Switch Lotus Palette.
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