October 28, 2010

10 Great Uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is celebrating its 140th Anniversary! I did not realize it had been around that long. They are gathering a list of 140 great uses for Vaseline. Vaseline is very versatile and useful. Many uses are beauty related, but I'll bet there are many you haven't thought about.

This is a list of 10 ways to use Vaseline.

1.To treat dry feet put a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night, and cover them with socks. Some people cover it with plastic wrap to enhance the absorption.

2. For those with eczema or severe dry skin, it is a great moisturizer. Apply it after bathing or showering to seal in the moisture.

3. It is great to shine your shoes and bags. Just apply with a paper towel or clean cloth, and wipe off the excess.

4. Put Vaseline on your lips and after a few minutes scrub your lips with a toothbrush to exfoliate and leave them smoother.

5. Apply it to help remove a stuck on ring. Put it above and below it to slowly slip off the ring.

6. You can put it on your eyebrows to help keep them under control. Just apply a small amount.

7. Apply it to your legs to smooth and soothe skin after shaving.

8. Apply Vaseline on your teeth prevents lips from sticking to teeth. I read that many celebrities and contestants in beauty pageants that smile a lot do this.

9. Vaseline is great on chapped lips. I apply it at night before I go to bed. In the morning my lips are soft and smooth.

10. Apply to cuticles after a manicure for a perfect look.

This is a list of 10 uses for Vaseline, but there are many more. Look for the hashtag #Vaseline140 on twitter or check out the widget on my blog on the right for more great uses.

More info: http://www.vaseline.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/vaselinebrand
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vaseline

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Vaseline blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

October 27, 2010

Little Miss Matched Sale


Hurry! Check out the sales at Little Miss Matched. I found several cute things on sale that will make great Christmas gifts.

Sale: 20% OFF Outlet products! Applies to all items under outlet categories.
Coupon Code: OUTLET
Expires October 27th at 10pm EST.

Sale: Save 50% off in the Baby Blow Out
Coupon Code: No code necessary
Expiration Date: ongoing

October 26, 2010

Be Smart About Your Health: Benefits Planning Made Simple

For many people choosing insurance coverage is a difficult process because it can be confusing. According to a survey more than half of the participants said it is easier to read Shakespeare than their health insurance policy. That same survey showed "almost 70 percent of Americans say they’re paying more attention to what health benefits options are available because of the new health reform law."

According to news on television insurance costs are rising, and more of that cost is being passed on to the employee. With rising costs we all need to make decisions about what coverage is the most important. For people who are self employed and purchase their insurance themselves, the questions are similar. Open enrollment is frequently in the fall, when employees choose their health plans for the following year. That is when you can make changes to your health benefits plan.

For example, I am not covered on an employer plan currently. When I got my current insurance one of the most important things to me was cost. I mainly wanted insurance to protect me and my family in case of something serious. People can easily get a hospital bill of $10-$20,000. I can get most prescriptions as generic, so I decided to get a high deductible insurance plan with cheaper monthly payments.

Aetna has a website called Be Smart About Your Health that can help with making insurance decisions. To help you can do the following things:

1. Prioritize
Decide what benefits are most important to you. For example, do you have a family doctor that you already see and like? Then it would likely be important that he or she participates in the plan you pick. Do you take many medications? Are they expensive? Your Health Benefits Priorities can help you with your decisions.

2. Calculate
You need to calculate your medical costs and insurance premium costs. Can you afford it? Would a Health Savings Account (HSA) be a good idea?

3. Predict
What screening tests will you need next year? Is it time for a colonoscopy? Do you plan to get pregnant? Do you have a chronic disease? Do the kids need braces?

4. Compare
Compare the insurance plan benefits to make the best decision. Sites like sites like www.GoHealthInsurance.com can help you compare plans.

5. Just do it!
It really isn't that hard once you get started. You do things like brush your teeth and try to eat healthy foods. This is another way to take care of your health.

I hope these tips have helped in your health insurance decision making. Go to Be Smart About Your Health that can help with making insurance decisions.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Aetna blogging program, making me eligible to get a $30 Target gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

October 20, 2010

KT Tunstall Tiger Suit CD Review


Where does the time go? It seems like a short time ago I was a teenager, and listened to music all the time. Well, let's just say I am not a teenager anymore. :( It seems that I am too busy to listen to music much, and I don't get to hear new artists very often. I was happy when I was selected to review KT Tunstall's new release "Tiger Suit" by one2onenetwork.

KT is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum, Scottish-born singer-songwriter

Tiger Suit was released October 5th and her rollicking first single "Fade Like A Shadow" is already a Top 20 hit at radio.

KT will be on tour this Fall (10/31-12/1)

KT's previous hit songs include - the Grammy-nominated "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," "Suddenly I See," Other Side of the World" or "Hold On".

Song List:
1. Uummannaq Song
2. Glamour Puss
3. Push That Knot Away
4. Difficulty
5. Fade Like A Shadow
6. Lost
7. Golden Frames
8. Come On, Get In
9. (Still A) Weirdo
10. Madame Trudeaux
11. The Entertainer
You can listen to samples of the songs here.

Well, I have to say I liked it! The songs have a good rock beat, but not heavy metal. I would recommend it.

You can learn more about KT on her website. You can follow her on twitter or facebook.

I received the CD to facilitate my review. The review is my personal opinion. I did not receive any compensation, but I will be entered to win a gift card through One2One Network by participating.

October 19, 2010

Bing "Our School Needs" Contest

I am sure you are aware of the budget cuts occurring in schools across the country due to the poor economy. Our school requests the parents to donate school supplies and things like tissues.

Bing is sponsoring a great contest to help schools with some needed money.

"Our School Needs is a contest where you tell us what your school needs. Your “need” can be anything that your school needs to help kids receive a better education—from a new library, to new computers, books, supplies, even air conditioning. Once you enter, get people to rate it, and if your entry makes it to the finals, get people to vote for it. The stakes are high. Your school could win a $100,000 grand prize or one of three $50,000 first prizes."



You can upload photos, essays and videos telling Bing what your school needs for a chance to win up to $100,000! The deadline was extended until midnight PST on Sunday October 24rd. Click on this link to read more about the Bing "Our School Needs" Contest.

Hurry to get your entries submitted.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Bing and received a DonorsChoose.org giving code and gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

October 15, 2010

SmartKnitKIDS Review and Giveaway

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Do your children complain about seams or tags in their clothes? They may have a sensory processing problem. My son complains if something "doesn't feel right", and tags and seams are "itchy".

I was recently given the opportunity to try SmartKnitKIDS socks.

SmartKnitKIDS® patented seamless socks are perfect for children experiencing sensory processing differences, hypersensitivity or who simply can’t stand annoying seams! These super soft socks for sensitive little feet will not wrinkle or bunch and are proven to reduce irritation.

No Seams to Bug Ya!
Completely free of seams, the patented kids' socks are designed to provide comfort and relief to children who struggle with “bumps & lumps” in their socks.

Reduces annoying wrinkling and bunching in the shoe
Corespun yarns using Lycra and form-fitting design result in children's socks that “hug” the foot reducing wrinkling and bunching. The form fitting design also helps to keep socks on the wiggliest of toes.

Unique no heel design
“No heel” design allows children to put on socks with confidence and keeps little feet from outgrowing their socks so quickly.

Comfortable Non-Binding Top
Our non-binding Halo Top™ fits comfortably without slipping down the leg.Regular socks often have elastic bands at the tops of the sock that can often pinch, bind or be a source of irritation.

Keeps Feet Dry & Healthy
SmartKnitKIDS™ Socks are made with high-tech fibers that wick moisture away helping control odor or "stinky feet".

They come in ankle, crew, and knee high styles in a variety of colors and sizes.

My son loved them! The material was soft and felt durable. And since there were no seams, he did not complain when he wore them. I would definately recommend them.

The great people at SmartKnitKIDS have agreed to send one winner 3 pairs of socks!

Mandatory: To enter please tell me what style, size, and color you would pick. Please, leave your address, so I can contact the winner.

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This is for US and Canada. Ends 11/28/2010 at 11:59 CST.

October 5, 2010

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