6 Tips to Relieve Chronic Pain + a Free Printable

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6 Tips to Relieve Chronic Pain Free Printable

Today more and more people suffer from chronic pain as the result of injury or other conditions.  A couple of years ago, my husband was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.  This condition can affect any part of the body, but it mostly affects his feet.  Then a year ago, he was working on our nephew’s roof when he fell and broke his back.  As result, he was out of work for a couple of months, and he had to wear a brace and use a walker.  Although he recovered well from his back injury and did not require surgery, he still deals with back pain on an almost daily basis, and he has periodic pains in his feet from the neuropathy.

A lot of the pain he experiences is further exacerbated by his work, but since he can’t just go quit his job, we have to come up with ways to manage and relieve his pain.  Today I’m going to offer up some of my pain management tips that we follow. [Read more…]

5 Tips to Survive Cold Season + $25 Visa Giveaway

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare . The opinions are my own.

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Christmas is over, and it is time to get back to the grind stone and gear up for our new year.  One thing that can definitely put a stop to our productivity this winter is the cold and flu season. But never fear! We can survive!  Today I’ve got 5 simple tips to help you survive this year’s cold season, and we’ve got a $25 Visa gift card giveaway from our friends at Pfizer, the makers of Advil Cold & Sinus. [Read more…]

Simple Steps to a Better You with Nature Made®

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

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I believe the cornerstone of a “simply sweet” home is having a healthy home (and a healthier you)!  But so often we see a healthy lifestyle as something difficult, a huge challenge and grand undertaking that is just too much to handle.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  I believe the key to a healthier lifestyle is to make simple attainable goals and take small and simple steps toward achieving those goals.

For example, many of us don’t drink enough water, so that could be a good goal to start out with.  And you don’t have to say, “I’m going to start drinking a gallon of water day!”  Instead, start by saying, “I’m going to drink 8 ounces of water each morning.”  Then after you’ve made this a habit for about a week, you can gradually increase your water intake from there.

Another way to help you to adopt healthy habits is to join the Nature Made®Healthy Habit Builder program.  The program is free to sign up, and when you sign up, you enter your current health goal.  From there, you will receive tips and articles to help you achieve your goal. So for example, I chose the goal of getting energized, and I immediately received my Day 1 email with 2 tips plus an article to read.  (And when you sign up, you will also be entered to win $5000.)

And perhaps the simplest step you can take toward a healthier you is to take Nature Made® vitamins and supplements: An easy, convenient way to help your body get the nutritional support it needs every day, whether it be to support bone health, immune health or energy metabolism (helping convert food into energy).† [Read more…]

Strawberry Banana Orange Popsicles

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The fall season brings so much stress.  First we have the back to school season, and that is immediately followed by the holiday season.  This also just happens to be the time that is the busiest for my business.  With everything going on, it is absolutely essential that I am feeling well and have plenty of energy.  One thing that I find helps with this is Emergen-C®.  Today I’m going to tell you why Emergen-C is a fall must-have for me, and I’ve got a delicious “better for you” popsicle recipe featuring the product!

Emergen-C is a dietary supplement.  It comes in powder form that, when mixed with water, makes a delicious fizzy drink that’s great for a morning pick me up or as an electrolyte replacement after your workout.  It also provides a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants for immune support and B vitamins to enhance your energy without caffeine.  [Read more…]

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil Feature and Coupon Code

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As you know, I love sharing helpful hints and products for healthy and beautiful living.  One thing I am always interested in learning more about is natural and organic beauty products and solutions.  One thing I’ve been hearing about for a while is the wonders of coconut oil, and recently I had the opportunity to try a number of coconut oil products from the folks at Skinny & Co.  Today I’m going to give you a quick rundown on those products, and I’m also offering you a coupon code for 15% off everything on their site.  The coupon code is SKINNYCO15.

Skinny & Co has a number of products including original raw coconut oil, body butters, sugar scrubs, raw soap, and more.  I’ve been able to check out 5 of their products and have been very pleased with their quality. [Read more…]

10 Tips for a Bright and Youthful Eye Appearance

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Throughout my life, the number one thing people have always complimented me on has been my eyes.  Like most people, I always welcome a nice compliment and cannot help but smile about this.  As implied in my blog title, I’m a simple kind of girl, and I’m definitely not a “glam girl.”  However, as a woman, I believe it is important that we do what we need to do feel good about ourselves and feel confident and comfortable in our own skin. I, for one, feel dramatically happier and more positive about myself when I’ve taken 10 minutes to get dressed and do makeup versus spending the day in my pajamas.  And it is amazing how this extra bit of effort improves my confidence and my overall attitude as I go through my day.  And as I go through my day with a positive attitude, I am able to affect others in a positive way.

Achieving that bright and youthful appearance isn’t always that simple.  In fact, for many, it is a daily struggle, but it doesn’t have to be.  Today I’m going to share 10 tips for a bright and youthful eye appearance. [Read more…]

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil Preview and Coupon Code

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If you are in to natural and organic products and solutions, you have probably read about the many uses and benefits of coconut oil.

The benefits of coconut oil include:

● Boosts metabolism
● Supports thyroid function
● Supplies energy to insulin-resistant cells
● Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
● Promotes oral health when used in oil pulling

Coming up I’ll have a full review of Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil products.  Till then I invite you to check out the video below.  It showcases Skinny & Co products and talks about what sets Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil apart from other products. [Read more…]

Summer’s Eve Review and Giveaway

The information, products, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Summer’s Eve®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Summers Eve Review Giveaway

If you want to be a good wife, parent, and home manager, it is important to adopt healthy habits and good hygiene.  Summer’s Eve has been helping women to feel fresh, clean, and confident for years, but what you may not realize is that the brand offers way more than douche products.  In fact, the brand offers an array of products for 24/7 hygiene, including bars, body powder, deodorant spray, bath & shower gel, cleansing washes, and cleansing cloths.  Recently I received a package of Summer’s Eve Products.  Today I’m going to share these with you, and I’m giving you a chance to win your own box of Summer’s Eve products! [Read more…]

America’s Better Sandwich Contest and a Reader Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with Arnold Bread. The opinions are my own.

Americas Better Sandwich Giveaway

As we prepare for back to school, it is time to get those all important snack and lunch items.  Arnold Bread is a delicious product and is the key to a healthier and better sandwich.  Previously I’ve shared some of my favorite sandwiches and how I make them even healthier using Arnold® Whole Grains Sliced Bread.  The bread contains up to 5 grams of fiber per slice, no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat, and it is a cholesterol free food. [Read more…]

Period Must-Haves and DIY Rice Heat Pack Tutorial

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Period Must-Haves and DIY Rice Heat Pack Tutorial

If you’re a woman, you know all too well how bad a period can be.  Menstrual cramps, headaches, bloating, and even the unpredictability of periods are just a few things that make many a woman dread “that time of the month.”

This is why it’s important to track your period using your planner or a women’s health app and make sure you are always prepared with the period supplies you need. [Read more…]