Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PITS! Natural Deodorant by Taylor's + Giveaway

Disclaimer: Product was provided in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Taylor's Pure and Natural

It's been a while since I've stopped using store-bought deodorant and I'm not going back. All thanks to my favorite natural deodorant from Taylor's - PITS! It does sound a bit comical but this product is the real deal. Even the natural deodorants you buy at the store don't compare.

Natural Deodorant

What's in It?
The list of organic ingredients used include:
  • Shea butter
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Deodorizing herbal blend (calendula, rosemary, chamomile, lemon balm, and comfrey root)
  • Hawaiian macadamia and coconut oil
  • Baking soda (aluminum-free)
  • Arrow root

Natural Deodorant

The essential oils used to give the deodorant their fantastic scent depends on which variety you get. The one I currently use is Rose Vanilla which is made with pure vanilla bean extract and rose geranium essential oil.

Taylor's Natural Deodorant

Natural Deodorant
Picture from Taylor's Pure and Natural website

The deodorant gives up to 18 hours of protection and absorbs quickly. Plus, you won't get that gunky residue that mass-made deodorants leave behind. No need to scrub your underarms off to get rid of it.

What Else Makes It Special?
-Not tested on animals
-Made in Hawaii
-No harsh chemicals or additives
-Made with Love 

It can also be used to keep stinky feet not-so-stinky. It might even help soften them!

Check out the other amazing products Taylor's Pure and Natural shop carries, including BALM! Baby. 

There is currently a holiday sale in which you can get 10% off the entire shop. :)

Enter below to win a jar in the scent of your choice!
Open to US only
Giveaway ends 12/29

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

One Lucky Veteran Will Win a 7-Eleven Franchise

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 7-Eleven Franchising. All opinions are 100% mine.

Can you imagine one day getting a call stating that you've won a 7-Eleven Franchise? It may sound crazy but one military veteran will be that lucky recipient! 

Operation Take Command

A deserving U.S. Military veteran will have the chance to own a 7-Eleven franchise by submitting an application at OPERATION: TAKE COMMAND. The contest will then be narrowed down to 10 contestants who will create videos promoting why they should win the store. Once these ten contestants are chosen, America will vote for their favorite video. The voting will be held on Facebook.

Over 50,000 vets have found employment in the franchise industry in the past year. It's no wonder why winning a 7-Eleven store is the perfect way to fulfill a veteran's dream.

Voted Best for Veterans Franchise

7-Eleven has a history of supporting veterans and creating jobs for them. In fact, the President and CEO of 7-Eleven, Inc, Joe DePinto, is a military veteran himself!
Did you know that 5,608 U.S. veterans have become franchise owners? In the past four years 203,890 new vets and military spouses have started franchising careers.

But Wait!

7-Eleven is not just going to hand over a store and call it a day. Not at all! Here are some helpful facts regarding 7-Eleven franchising:
  • You get extensive training support from franchise professionals
  • It's turnkey - store, land, and equipment will be provided
  • A gross profit split means 7-Eleven is invested in your success
  • Start-up is fast (3-6 months) and 7-Eleven will be there every step of the way

Contest Details

Veterans can follow these simple steps to enter the contest:
  1. Enter by filling out the form at OPERATION: TAKE COMMAND
  2. Be sure to apply by January 25, 2015
  3. Finalists will be announced in March 2015
  4. Create an impressive video explaining why you should be the winner
Remember - don't be shy when making your videos. Get creative and let 7-Eleven know how you'd make the best business owner and how much you have done to protect our nation.

Finalist videos will be posted on the 7-Eleven Franchise Facebook page. Once America votes, the top 3 contestants will be flown to Dallas for a final interview. The fortunate winner will be announced on April 13, 2015!

Every veteran has a chance to win. Don't pass up this opportunity!
Good luck to everyone who enters the contest. I cannot wait to see your videos.
Thank you for serving our country.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trees for Troops Christmas Tree Program + a Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FedEx. Gift baskets have been provided in exchange for a review and for a giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.

Trees For Troops

FedEx has teamed up with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation once again to deliver real Christmas trees to service members stationed across the United States and overseas, free of charge.

Trees for Troops

This year marks the 10th year that the program has been running. In the next few weeks, FedEx will be delivering 17,000 Christmas trees to over 60 military bases located in the U.S. and overseas. That's a lot of trees!

Trees for Troops

Trees for Troops

Trees for Troops is part of FedEx Special Delivery, a nationwide program that supports local organizations by donating transportation services and other assistance to help them fulfill their missions. Since the Trees for Troops program launched in 2005, FedEx has shipped more than 139,000 real Christmas trees to service members and their families.

I've never had a real Christmas tree before so I think next year we'd love to participate in this program. Thank you Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx!

How You Can Get Involved
You can support Trees for Troops through your tax-deductible donation or by becoming a sponsor. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution will help those in service to their country and their families receive a Real Christmas Tree and keep the spirit of a traditional Christmas celebration alive.

For updates and event photos, check out the Trees for Troops Facebook page.

FedEx has generously offered to give away a gift basket filled with popular holiday gifts. I don't know what these gifts are - it's a mystery! All I know is that the gift basket is valued at $100. ;)

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends 12/16.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Natural Baby Giveaway! (US 12/18)

Pamper your baby with this Natural Baby Giveaway hosted by Green Scene Mom! Featuring Eco-friendly and natural products designed to make life easier and be kind to the earth. Each of these brands meet practical needs with their innovative products and many were designed by Mom Entrepreneurs who were problem solving for their own families. Enter to win this great prize pack!

Green Scene Mom Natural Baby Giveaway

Giveaway Prizes

Buti-Pods giveaway

Buti-Pods 6 pack - $36
Buti-Pods were designed by a mom who was tired of needing wipes just to have nothing better than a dry napkin to help! They are the affordable way to buy wipes in bulk instead of repeatedly buying expensive disposable travel packs. The slim zippered design keeps air circulation to a minimum, thus allowing your wipes to stay moist for when you need them most! Featuring a super-thin, soft, feather-light material, Buti-Pods are easy to carry in any bag or pocket, or even in your car's glovebox, for when you really need those wipes to be wet! Shop @
Bundle Organics juices giveaway

Bundle Organics juices 6 pack - $36
Bundle Organics juices are designed especially for expecting and new moms. The juices are made with USDA organic fruits and veggies, and fortified with OBGYN-recommended nutrients that complement daily prenatal vitamins. Shop @

PunkinLinks/PunkinSnaps giveaway

PunkinLinks/PunkinSnaps - $19
PunkinLinks are 'C' shaped allowing you to link several together and connect toys to carseat, stroller, playmate, or any other baby gear! PunkinSnaps are an oval shaped with a clasp. These are great to use alone or in conjunction with PunkinLinks, they offer an added security to keep things attached. Shop @

Mindful Soap honey oatmeal soap giveaway

1 bar of Honey Oatmeal Soap - $6
Mindful Soap makes 100% natural, handcrafted soaps and body creams. This honey oatmeal bar is made with gluten free oats and raw, unfiltered honey. It's especially good for sensitive and problem skin and has been known to help clear up skin rashes and eczema. Scented with therapeutic-grade essential oils of clove, cinnamon, and orange, this soap is safe for the entire family. Shop @
yummi pouch reusable food pouch giveaway
Yummi Pouch Reusable Food Pouches set of 6 - $15
Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches combine style and convenience in an Eco-friendly container you can fill with homemade smoothies and blended snacks! Yummi Pouches are easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening and are great for taking healthy snacks on the go. Shop @

Enter to win this Amazing Prize Set!

This giveaway is open to United States entries who have a US mailing address.
Green Scene Mom Natural Baby Giveaway

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub + a Giveaway

Disclaimer: The product reviewed in this post was provided free from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. The honest review and opinions are my own.


The folks at Nielsen-Massey Vanillas believe that, when it comes to holiday gifting, it truly is the thought that counts, and what could be more thoughtful than a handmade gift?

DIY holiday gifts are as fun to make as they are to give. Plus, there are lots of ways to customize them!


Here are some unique packaging tips Neilsen-Massey Vanillas shared with me to give handmade gifts an extra-special touch:

• Package homemade biscotti, cookies, or even body products in vintage tins or jars. A beautiful container is an additional gift that the recipient can keep long after the handmade gift is gone.

• Instead of using traditional wrapping paper or gift bags, wrap boxes in craft paper and decorate with pens and markers. Wrap jars and bottles in fabric, burlap, or a pretty kitchen towel and secure it with colorful striped baker’s twine. 

• Attach a Christmas ornament to the outside of the package in lieu of a traditional gift tag. Ornaments can be treasured for years to come.

• Include a hand-written note or card with the recipe for your gift – it is the gift that keeps on giving!
Homemade skincare products are a hit when it comes to gift-giving. I don't know anyone who doesn't like sugar scrubs.

Nielsen-Massey Vanilla

This recipe for Vanilla Body Scrub from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the perfect gift for friends, sisters, daughters, or anyone who deserves a bit of pampering this holiday season. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar gently exfoliates while olive oil moisturizes, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

Body Scrub

Vanilla Body Scrub
  • 1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar 
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 or 2 drops of an essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus, ect.)
  • Decorative, waterproof container

Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container. Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.

Body Scrub

Making this body scrub was extremely easy and fun! I used a few drops of lavender essential oil and even added lavender buds to the mix. It smells delicious. I tested it out on my hands and they were really soft afterward. It is very exfoliating so I had to be gentle or else I would have scrubbed my skin off.

Note: The Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla sugar is Kosher, Gluten-Free Certified, All-Natural, Allergen-Free and GMO-Free.

Want to create your own scrub for the holidays?
Enter to win a 8.5 oz bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar! (ARV $17.95)

Open to US only. Giveaway ends 12/10.

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