Saturday, September 28, 2013

Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes Ticket Giveaway: Nashville, TN

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It's that time of year again! Disney's Princesses and Heroes has made their way here to Nashville, TN! 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories will come together at the Bridgestone Arena October 3-7th for an amazing experience for young and old alike!


Tickets start at only $18. Very affordable for something the entire family will love!


My own little princesses are so excited to be able to attend this event that I wanted to give two of you the chance to take your little ones as well!

Showtimes are as follows:

Thu, Oct 3 2013 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 4 2013 10:30AM and 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 5 2013 10:30AM - 2:30PM and 6:30 PM
Sun, Oct 6 2013 1:00PM and 5:00 PM



2 lucky readers will be going to the show free of charge with 3 of their family members! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway ends 10-1 at 12:01 am EDT. Giveaway open to Middle TN Residents age 18+. Void where prohibited.
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Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Drop Shaped Salt Lamp From The New Age Source ~ Review

I received the following in exchange for an honest review.


The New Age Source is an online store specializing in products and gifts intended to help all those who are seeking their own light. Meditation tools, crystals, incense, talismans, and tea sets are just a few of the categories you will find there.

I was particularly interested in the Salt Lamps being offered, I had heard that they are natural air purifiers and that was just what I was looking for. I've seen salt lamps around the web and have been wanting one for some time, I'd never seen the Drop Salt Lamp until I happened upon this site.

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New Age Source Store

According to the New Age Source blog, salt lamps are among the Five Best Relaxing Products to have have, second only to candles. Since receiving my own lamp, I can understand why. Aside from being so unique, it emits a soft warming glow that, in itself, instantly promotes a peaceful atmosphere. After being on for just a few minutes there is a noticeable change in the air surrounding it.


Salt lamps are multi-purpose. They help clean the air while their soft light creates an aura of beauty and relaxation. Salt lamps are often used to not only remove allergens and impurities from the air itself, but to change the particle charge of the area, improving mood and enhancing relaxation as a result. Salt crystal lamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They use tealight candles or low-watt bulbs to emit a soft glow that is instantly soothing.
This particular lamp comes with a low-watt bulb that fits snugly into its wooden base using the UL & CE certified cord. Besides the Drop Salt Lamp, The New Age Source offers a variety of other salt lamps including the Himalayan, the Bowl, and Zen lamps. They also have some iceberg lamps that are powered by USB cords!


Himalayan Salt Lamp Salt lamp – Bowl with Chunks  Salt lamp – Zen

You can truly get lost looking around this site. My second favorite category includes the boxes. I love collecting beautiful boxes and this store offers so many great ones to choose from. I use them to store various rocks and crystals that I have picked up over the years.

Carved Wood Box Magic Tree         2-inch Art Glass Pyramid Box Dragon Ruby


Overall this lamp is a wonderful product and I'm so glad that I was able to review it. This is something that I can keep and use for years to come. 

CONNECT AND BUY

Connect with the New Age Source on their website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Also be sure to check the site for a 10% off coupon just for tweeting!

They have also graciously offered to provide one winner with their very own lamp in an upcoming giveaway! Be sure to stay tuned for that.

Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Redo and Redecorate With One King's Lane (Video!)

What inspires you to decorate your home? One Kings Lane just released this wonderful video (at the bottom of my post) that has completely inspired me to re-look at my home to see how I can update it. What I love about the short clip is how they don't remodel the entire room, just a few pieces here and there to give the room an entirely new feel! One Kings Lane has new sales pop up all throughout the week and each sale lasts 72 hours, so when you see an item, don't wait! They offer so many unique styles from fantastic brand names at great prices...head over and check them out today: One Kings Lane. And watch their new quick video here:




Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

For The Gourmet Gluten Free Giveaway Event! (Ends October 9th)

Welcome to the For The Gourmet Gluten-Free Giveaway Event!


For The Gourmet Gluten-Free Giveaway Event

For The Gourmet is a Chef-driven, Chef operated company that was founded on the premise that outstanding foods begins with outstanding ingredients. In 2002, while working as Executive Chefs in various establishments across the country, it became apparent that depending on where they were, they may or may not have access to certain quality ingredients needed for the recipes they were creating.

In response, those chefs created Food Innovations which still services many of the top well known chefs, restaurants and establishments in the country.  After being contacted by many home foodies and gourmands they created For The Gourmet.

For The Gourmet offers the finest ingredients and kitchen accessories available on a single site. You can find top notch meats, cheeses, cookware and more all in once place. They offer a variety of fresh produce, proteins, gourmet prepared foods, and specialty ingredients.

They also recognize the growing need for quality products for those on gluten-free and specialty diets and a have a category of delicious foods devoted to just those needs. You'll find quality brands like Schar, euforia, The Cravings Place, and more!  

We are pleased to be able to help spread the word about these great offerings by hosting a giveaway where THREE lucky winners will each a receive an awesome Gluten-Free Variety Pack by Schar, courtesy of For The Gourmet!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and over. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will end on October 9, 2013 at 11:59pm est.

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Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Blue Steel Giveaway! (Ends 10/8)

Welcome to the $50 Gift Card Giveaway Event


Sponsored by: Blue Steel
Hosted by: Southern Mom Media
and



There are so many unique pieces on the site, you're sure to find something for any occasion at Blue Steel!

Blue Steel is quickly becoming one of the internet’s premier destinations for high
quality jewelry at affordable prices. They feature a wide
variety of classic, contemporary and artistic styles created in surgical grade
stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and sterling silver. 

You’ll find jewelry that begs for a night
out on the town, pieces that make lasting special gifts, styles that perfectly represent
who you are to the world, and many beautiful ideas for matching couples
jewelry. 

Their impressive jewelry collection is backed
by Blue Steel’s 30-day money back guarantee and their continued devotion to
customer service. They love their customers and are committed to offering you a
truly great, secure, online shopping experience.

HERE

One winner will recieve a $50 Gift Code to Blue Steel! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!



Disclosure - My Journey to Living Well received no compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize shipment. Any Questions: Contact Niki at MidlifeMommyAdventures@gmail.com

 

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Steel is a leading online supplier of high quality surgical grade
stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and sterling silver jewelry. They
have amazing pieces, from earrings and pendants to bracelets and
necklaces. - See more at:
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Blue
Steel is a leading online supplier of high quality surgical grade
stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and sterling silver jewelry. They
have amazing pieces, from earrings and pendants to bracelets and
necklaces. - See more at:
http://www.midlifemommyadventures.com/1/post/2013/09/blue-steel-50-gift-card-giveaway-ad.ht
ml#sthash.lCjkv191.dpuf

 

Blue
Steel is a leading online supplier of high quality surgical grade
stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and sterling silver jewelry. They
have amazing pieces, from earrings and pendants to bracelets and
necklaces. - See more at:
http://www.midlifemommyadventures.com/1/post/2013/09/blue-steel-50-gift-card-giveaway-ad.ht
ml#sthash.lCjkv191.dpuf

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop Featuring doTerra's Deep Blue (ends 9/30)

Fall into Green



Welcome to the 2nd Annual Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! As we usher in cooler weather, we invite you to sit back and have fun entering some great green giveaways, which will help you Fall Into Green this Autumn! After entering my giveaway, be sure to visit the other blogs listed under the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win more great eco-friendly giveaways.

My Journey to Living Well is featuring the doTERRA blend Deep Blue. Deep Blue is an all natural essential oil blend from one of the finest producers of essential oils. It is a 10ml bottle with a roller that allows you to roll the oil onto tired achy muscles to provide instant relief.

doTERRA Deep Blue Roll On 10 ml

I've frequently gotten aches and pains in my back from doing everyday mom duties. Bending, lifting, cleaning, all that starts to take a toll. Perhaps I'm starting to show my age but either way you put it, it gets uncomfortable.

With Deep Blue I just rub the oil on and let it absorb into my skin. Within a few minutes I can feel a cooling sensation that seeps all the way down into my muscles, bringing blessed relief. There are so many natural alternatives with doTERRA for ailments. You DON'T have to rely on chemicals to feel better.

According to recent studies, more than half of us are sufferers of ongoing discomfort. Deep Blue is dōTERRA’s soothing solution to this challenge. Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, Deep Blue’s cool therapeutic benefit will be felt almost immediately.


I will be giving away one bottle of Deep Blue to one lucky winner during the Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop. ARV $70.40. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Make sure you check out all the other giveaways using the linky, good luck everyone!




The product I reviewed and the giveaway prize was provided by My Natural Family and will be shipped to the winner by My Natural Family.  All opinions expressed are my honest opinions based on my personal experiences.  If you own a blog and would like to run a giveaway like this, check out their blogger program.







This contest will run through September 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm PST (October 1, 2013 at 12:00 am EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on My Journey to Living Well. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. You understand that you are providing your information to My Journey to Living Well and not to Facebook. Please note that My Journey to Living Well, Happy Mothering, the Green Moms Network and the Fall Into Green event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bloggers - Become a #PersonalShopper and Get Paid For Helping Others! #ad

#ad #PersonalShopper This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.

I recently received the opportunity to work as a Shop Your Way Concierge Personal Shopper. It is a unique opportunity and one that I hadn't explored before but I'm very glad that I did!

As a personal shopper I get the opportunity to work directly with my clients to find them the best deals on things that are already buying. This is a lot like what I planned on doing with blogging, just on an even more personal level.

I've really gotten to know my clients so much better and found that I am really good at this! I never buy anything without research and shopping around, I enjoy doing that. With this program I get to do the same for my clients (many of whom are also my readers!)

I know there are many people out there who simply don't have the time to do the research for every item that they buy. Thanks to this opportunity, they can have someone do it for them at no cost to them!

It was really very satisfying the first time that I found a great deal for one of my clients. She already knew what she was looking for, she just needed someone to look around and make sure she was getting the best price for her money. I did that!

Shop Your Way is currently recruiting other bloggers like myself who already know how to reach out to shoppers and who already know how to find great deals. This is a paying opportunity. You'll get a chance to do what you love (if this is what you love doing), meet new people, and really learn to be an expert in shopping all while earning a paycheck!

If you think this is something you would be interested in then I would definitely encourage you to check it out! There are so many benefits to the program. Spots are filling up fast, if you'd like to be included please SIGN UP HERE.

They are very selective of the bloggers that are chosen and I can make no guarantee that you'll be accepted into the Concierge program but like everything else in the blogger world, it definitely can't hurt to try!

If you would like to have a Personal Shopper for yourself, I'd love to help you out! All you have to do is sign up here. Shoot me an email to let me know what I can find for you and we can get started right away. Signing up at the Shop Your Way site is just like signing up for any grocery store or pharmacy rewards card. You save money and earn rewards on things you already buy and you get ME for free!

There is really nothing to lose here either way. I look forward to hearing from you!



Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

One Last Hurrah for Summer Giveaway Hop! (Ends 10/3)

Summer is coming to a close, but we're not giving in yet – we're celebrating One Last Hurrah for Summer with this giveaway hop hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!

For the next two weeks, enjoy this last hurrah of the season by hopping around to all the bloggers who have come together to offer some great prizes to give away!



For my part in the One Last Hurrah For Summer Giveaway Hop I'm giving away a $25 Sears Gift Card to one lucky Personal Shopper Client! There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, all you have to do is sign up as my client to enter!




Think you have to be loaded to be have a personal shopper? WRONG! I'm looking for clients and it won't cost you a penny! In fact, it is my goal to SAVE you money and time!
Sears has launched a concierge personal shopper program because they believe that real people can help you way better than ads targeted at everybody. I can personalize your shopping experience based on your needs.

Looking for a new holiday outfit? I got you covered! Wanna knock out that Christmas list early? Hit me up! Or you can just take advantage of the coupons and deals you'll receive just for being a member! It's up to you how much or little you do!

You don't just have to shop at Sears! I'll browse all kinds of different stores for you but if one of those stores happens to be Sears, Kmart, mygofer, Craftsman®, Lands’ End or Sears Outlet you'll earn points every time you shop that you can use towards FREE products!

HEY SWEEPERS! Want more access to awesome sweeps? I've got you covered here! As a Shop Your Way Rewards Member you'll have exclusive access to TONS of new sweepstakes! 

One winner will receive a $25 Sears Gift Card. Giveaway ends on October 3, 2013 at 11:01pm cst. Must be 18+ Enter using the Rafflecopter Below. 



Now that you've entered my giveaway, be sure to hop around to all the others in the linky below, including the Grand Prize – you don't want to miss this one, courtesy of Brylane Home!

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Click here to enter the Grand Prize.





Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the One Last Hurrah for Summer participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Welcome, Baby Sweepstakes at Tea Collection! (Ends 9/29)




Contest Dates: 9/16 – 9/29
The sweeps will be running with partners: Giggle, Ergo Baby, Skip Hop, Orbit Baby

Everything you need to welcome baby to the world.

Grand Prize: $500 Gift Certificate from Tea, Harper Crib and Changer from Giggle, Stroller Travel System from Orbit Baby, Organic Bundle Of Joy (Carrier + insert) and two swaddlers from Ergo Baby, $500 Gift Certificate from Skip Hop




Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Make Time For Mom Giveaway! (Ends 9/25)

Welcome to the Make Time For Mom Giveaway












One Lucky Winner will receive a
Classic Yoga mat from Aurora Yoga (ARV $54.95), a $50 Gift Code to FragranceNet.com and a pair of shoes (winner's choice) from Victoria Footwear USA (ARV$60)


My Journey to Living Well has teamed up with Southern Mom Media and Down South Savings to bring you this great event. 


All too often, we as Women tend to neglect ourselves. Always putting our family first and never making time for us. We wanted to give you a little help in pampering you for a change! We have teamed up with some fabulous sponsors to bring you this awesome giveaway



As moms, sometimes taking time for ourselves brings a tinge of guilt but I firmly believe that that essential time only helps make us better mothers. This giveaway is all about helping you get motivated to do just that. Enjoy!

Make a little time for YOU with this awesome Classic Yoga Mat from Aurorae Yoga
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 There is so much you can purchase from FragranceNet.com with $50 like this Cool Water Perfume by Davidoff gift set..



COOL WATER Perfume by Davidoff


Or this Green Tea Set by Elizabeth Arden

GREEN TEA Perfume by Elizabeth Arden

Winner will also receive a pair of shoes from their choice from Victoria Footwear USA. They have several varieties and colors to choose from!


To Enter, Simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. 
Giveaway is open to US Residents Age 18+, Void Where Prohibited. Giveaway Ends 9/26/13 @ 12:00 am
Giveaway ends DATE HERE at 12:01 am EST. Giveaway open to US residents only, ages 18+. Void where prohibited.

Giveaway ends DATE HERE at 12:01 am EST. Giveaway open to US residents only, ages 18+. Void where prohibited. All claimed entries will be verified so please be honest!


Let Southern Mom Media host your next big event! Contact us at southernmommedia@yahoo.com

Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well was not compensated for this publication nor are we responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. Any questions about this event should be emailed to April at downsouthsavings@yahoo.com



Up To 75% Off Craftsy Classes and Supplies! Ends 9/21

Craftsy

If you aren’t one of the 2 million members currently experiencing everything that Craftsy has to offer, here is what you are missing:


A wide selection of online crafting classes from the best instructors from around the world, ranging from quilting and knitting to cooking and fine art
Classes you can watch anywhere, from any device with an internet connection
Unlimited access to your Craftsy classes - watch them as many times as you like, as long as you’d like!
A wide selection of fabric and yarn at great prices
A community of like-minded enthusiasts to share your hard work with

But, you don’t have to take my word for it! Take advantage of the Craftsy sale to try one of their classes, starting at $9.99. The sale begins on Saturday, September 14th and runs through Saturday, September 21st.


Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

15% Off Palu at Zinc Door! (Ends Oct 15th)

Are you looking for that perfect piece of furniture that can make a bold statement? If you are, be sure to check out Palu! Detailed, distinct and effortlessly classic, the Palu furnishing line embraces quality materials, fine craftsmanship and singular design for pieces that truly stand the test of time. Including chairs, beds, dressers and more featuring anything from natural wood to textured materials, the versatile collection is equally as elegant and refined as it is modern and approachable. 

Plus, now through October 15th, Zinc Door is offering 15% off Palu with promo code PALU15. Don't miss your chance to save on this fabulous collection today! 

now through October 15th, Zinc Door is offering 15% off Palu with promo code


Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Early Bird Special - 20% Off Holiday Cards at Tiny Prints

The holidays will be upon us before you know it! If you get prepared early not only can you avoid some last minute stress but also save some cash in the process! Tiny Prints is offering 20% off Holiday Cards right now through October 1st! There is no minimum on this so make sure you go check them out right now.



Tiny Prints Holiday Cards Sale coupon Code
Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Celebrate and Share Cherished Childhood Moments

Do you ever find yourself looking at your child and wishing you could just stop time? You are not alone! The people over at Gymboree want you to join them in celebrating and sharing those cherished moments in childhood. 

Gymboree has created an amazing new video to help kick off this campaign and I am so happy to share it with you. This video is truly touching and must be watched by all parents. So watch and enjoy, then share your favorite cherished childhood moments in the comments! Be sure to use the hashtag #cherishchildhood when commenting or if you share this video with friends! Without further ado, I present to you "Today we've got to play!" sponsored by Gymboree:





Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Safety 1st Car Safety Seat Giveaway

Safety 1st Car Safety Seat Giveaway!

Car seats are a MUST have when raising children but they can be pretty pricey. I'm very glad to be taking part in this giveaway where one lucky winner will have more peace knowing that this part of parenthood is covered.
Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 through 12 years old? Studies have shown that approximately 7 out of 10 car safety seats are improperly installed, resulting in more than *260,000 deaths and more than 10 million injuries, worldwide. These statistics are scary, but there is something we can do. By having your car seat professionally inspected, you can reduce the risk of fatality for your child, simply by having it properly installed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has locations nationwide that will inspect your child's safety seat for free {in most cases, call to make sure}. For a list of locations to get your car seat inspected, visit their website. I am excited to be partnering with the amazing folks at Safety 1st to bring you this "Winners Choice" car safety seat giveaway. The winner can choose from the three following styles, depending on their specific needs.



Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the goal of Child Passenger Safety week is to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children (ages 0-12) in the best car restraint (rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, seat belt) for their age and size.

In celebration of Child passenger Safety Week, the nice folks over at Safety 1st are generously giving away a car seat to one lucky reader




For a complete list of available prizes, check out Niki’s full post over on her blog, Adventures of a Midlife Mommy.

DISCLAIMER: I was not compensated for this post either monetarily or with free product. I am hosting this giveaway free of charge, because I believe in child safety. Sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. Want Southern Mom Media to host your next event? Contact: SouthernMomMedia@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset #Giveaway! (Ends 9/25)

Welcome to the 

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset 

Giveaway!

 Hosted by: Southern Mom Media 

&

Adventures of a Midlife Mommy


I was shopping at Walmart yesterday and it was a little surreal to see that they already have Halloween costumes out. This year has really flown by and after Halloween it'll be time to start planning for Christmas. This awesome little Train Set would be a great gift idea and even better if you were to win it! There is a train station set at my local library and my girls LOVE it, I know this would be a huge hit at my house.


All aboard on the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset! 32
interchangeable track pieces can combine into many different
configurations as the included motorized train engine and cargo car chug
on by. Go! Go! Smart Wheels enhance one of the most popular play patterns while
teaching important learning skills, boosting imaginative play through
cause and effect, encouraging interactivity and providing an outlet for
good old-fashioned role play and you can read Niki's full review HERE.

 The included vehicle and other Go! Go! Smart Wheels™ SmartPoint™ vehicles
(each sold separately) respond to 10 SmartPoint locations with different
phrases, music or fun sound effects.  

·         Featuring
a train station, conveyor-belt hill, bridge, tunnel, spiral ramp, track
gates and track switcher, this set provides hours of cargo fun and
imitative play.
·         The tracks also connect to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (each sold separately) to encourage children’s creativity.
·         Ages 1-5 years, MSRP: $49.99

Check out the easy Rafflecopter form below to get your entries in! 



DISCLAIMER: I was not compensated for this post and I am not responsible for prize shipment. Any Questions: Contact Niki at MidlifeMommyAdventures@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lunches Around the World with Little Passports!


Here are some fun and interesting facts about lunches from around the world from Little Passports. I did not know that vending machines are banned from schools in France because of their high fat and sugar content! There's so much more to learn too, check it out....

Lunches Around the World with Little Passports!



Kids around the world are preparing to go back to school—that means homework, new friends and … lunch? Yes, that’s right! Let’s visit different countries and see what yummy food the school kids eat every day!

France- French children enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal that is made from high-quality ingredients, and are mostly made from scratch. The children all sit in the same eating area, the cafeteria. An interesting fact is that there are no vending machines in schools, because they’re banned due to the high sugar and fat content of the treats they carry. Typical school lunches here can have a variety of dishes and ingredients, such as grilled fish, salad, red beans, seasonal vegetables, garlic sausage, fruit salads and chocolate flan (just to name a few). Another perk is that the food is served on plates and eaten with real silverware!


Japan- In Japan, the school lunch ingredients are locally sourced and almost never frozen; in addition, the schools employ nutrition experts that work with kids and teach them the importance of good eating habits. Like the children in France, Japanese kids also eat in a community-like setting with their peers, and even their teachers! The children also wear white hats and robes to serve their classmates, which teaches them teamwork and respect. You can expect to find lots of rice, vegetables, fish, soup, and meat on the plate. 


South Africa- South African school meals have natural ingredients such as corn, squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. There’s also rice, soft porridge, and meat that is sprinkled in with the vegetables. A special stew is made called potjiekos (named after a potjie, a three-legged pot), which originated from Dutch settlers. The cook puts vegetables, meat, potatoes, and spices into the pot, which is heated by small amounts of wood and twigs. After cooking, the result is a delectable stew!


Colombia- Colombian school lunch ingredients usually vary from region to region, but can contain rice, potatoes, fruit, beans, meatballs, and vegetables such as corn and avocados. There’s a special vegetarian menu also available, and children from 2 to 5 years old have their food cut and portioned into smaller sizes.


We hope you enjoyed our lunch trip around the world, and perhaps found inspiration to try new foods at your own dinner table!


Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, September 7, 2013

For The Wedding Event ~ Win $150 Wedding Shopping Spree! (Ends 9/15/13)

This one's for the brides (and grooms)-to-be! Enter to win $150 Wedding Shopping Spree to put a little dent in those wedding expenses, courtesy of eWeddingFavors.com and Southern Mom Media!

Welcome to the For The Wedding Event

Sponsored by eWeddingFavors.com

Giveaway Dates:
9/8/13-9/16/13
Both Times 12:00 AM EDT

Wedding Season is about to get into full swing and as we all know, this can be a stressful time for a new bride. With all of the planning involved it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. We have teamed up with eWeddingFavors.com to make your big day a lot less stressful! They have generously agreed to give one lucky reader a $150 Shopping Spree to their amazing site! 
"Vintage" Personalized Milk Favor Jar (Wedding)
eWeddingFavors has so many great items to choose from. 
From Ceremony Decor to Bridal Attire...


Favor Boxes to Groomsman Gifts. They have you covered. 


The Planning Essentials section of their site can be extremely beneficial to you while shopping. There, you can purchase an entire kit all for one low price making planning your big day a breeze.  

eWeddingFavors also carries Holiday, Baby Shower and and Birthday Party supplies! They truly are a one stop shop for all of your party planning needs. 

Socialize with eWeddingFavors via Facebook and Twitter!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

New! Wash Aways From Mabel's Labels!

It's canning season and Mabel's Labels has the perfect product for you! Wash Away Labels are dissolvable and perfect for potluck dishes, bottles for daycare, frozen foods, containers of leftovers and of course canning jars! When they are no longer needed, simply pop in the dishwasher or under running water to rinse off. Organizing your canning jars has never been this easy! Be sure to shop Mabel's Labels today. Happy Canning!



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Research Suggests 10 Natural Foods May Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes

I just saw this article over at Wake Up World and thought it was pretty amazing. A possible cure for Type 1 Diabetes would be life changing for so many people suffering from the disease. Its mind blowing to think that there are 10 natural foods that could do this. This just goes to show how far off we've gotten from living the way nature intended:

Image courtesy of James Barker at FreeDigitalPhotos.net



One so-called ‘incurable disease’ that afflicts millions of people around the world is type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 2 diabetes, where the body becomes resistant to its own insulin, type 1 is characterized by the inability of the body to produce enough insulin, as the beta cells within the pancreas which are responsible for the production of insulin (and the proinsulin from which it is made) are either destroyed or seriously impaired. This can happen due to autoimmune issues, bacterial or viral infections, incompatible foods in the diet and chemical exposures  (or a combination of any one or more of these factors), to name but a few major triggers.
And yet, plenty of peer-reviewed and published research now indicates that plant compounds, including many found within commonly consumed foods, are capable of stimulating beta cell regeneration within the pancreas, and as a result potentially providing a cure – truly a four letter word, as far as the profit-based model of medicine goes, which thrives on the concept of the incurability of the disease-afflicted human body in favor of symptom management.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:

http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/18/10-natural-substances-that-could-help-cure-type-1-diabetes/


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

FREE Shutterfly Photo Book! (Offer ends 9/11/13)

Awesome freebie happening over at Shutterfly! From now until 9/11/13 at 11:59pm pst you can get a free 8X8 Shutterfly Photo Book! Check the fine print below, you'll be responsible for shipping and taxes but even so the regular price for one of these is $23.99!




*Offer expires September 11, 2013 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for one free 20-page 8x8 hard photo cover photo book through shutterfly.com or the Shutterfly Photo Story app for iPad. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping, and handling will apply. Customer may add options to their 8x8 book (extra pages, cover options, layflat pages, Storytelling styles, memorabilia pockets, etc.) at additional cost. Alternatively, customer may apply the “Offer Value” of $23.99 — the current price of a 20-page 8x8 hard photo cover photo book — toward the purchase of any larger photo book. Not valid on 5x7, 7x9, 8x8 soft cover, or 8x11 soft cover photo books, prepaid plans, other products, or prior purchases.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Get an Extra 15% Off Sale Items at Layla Grace

Layla Grayce has an amazing sale right now! Save an additional 15% off already reduced sale items with code EXTRA15. Don't miss your chance to shop furniture, home decor, fashion, baby and more with prices as low as $5! Find the items you'll love at prices you adore. Happy Shopping!






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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Oransi Robby Laundry Eco-Wash Balls - Review

I received the following in exchange for an honest review.

I was VERY excited to receive this little laundry ball. Not only does it cover my laundry for an entire YEAR, but its eco-friendly and great for sensitive skin!

Oransi Robby Laundry Eco-Wash Ball Review


Over the past few years I have developed a sensitivity to many detergents that I was previously able to use without a problem. I'm not sure how this came about. I've never had any other allergy issues to speak of so it was quite a surprise when I started getting rashes along my waist and neck-lines. 

It took me awhile to figure out, mainly because I'd never experienced it before. You always get asked if you've changed laundry detergent recently. Well, I hadn't changed my detergent, but my skin changed.

I started using the same brands of detergent but I got the hypo-allergenic versions instead. That still didn't seem to cut it. Then I used some homemade laundry detergent that was natural but I just didn't like the way that it smelled.

These Eco-Wash Balls have turned out to be the perfect solution. It is made for the laundry, yet eco-friendly, which I LOVE.

I've been using it for about two weeks now and guess what? NO RASHES! I'm thrilled! I've had doctors try to prescribe me steroids over this issue! Hmm, let's see, steroids or 1 laundry ball that lasts a year, costs only about $33, and is eco-friendly. I'll take the laundry ball!

If you've been thinking about trying it, DO! It comes preloaded with detergent inside the ball plus three additional refills. You just add the ball to your wash and it covers it up to about 10lbs. Set the ball out to air dry when you're done with it and throw it back in the next time you need it.

Here's some info from the Oransi Website:

Designed for use in both hot and cold water and able to withstand laundry cycles for 12 months on average, our Robby Wash laundry balls are a highly efficient solution for cleaning your clothes and don’t require additional detergent - saving you time and money. Plus our laundry balls are hypoallergenic and a great option for babies or anyone with sensitive skin.

Connect with Oransi on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to see more about their awesome products.


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Anything Goes Giveaway Hop! Ends September 16th

Anything Goes Giveaway Hop September

Welcome to the Anything Goes September Giveaway Hop

This event is hosted by The Review Wire and Review Wire Media. This hop is dedicated to...anything! All participating blogs have a giveaway of at least $20 so hop down the list to see what they have in store for you. Make sure to also check out the Grand Prize over at The Review Wire and enter to win a Bamboni blanket from Saranoni, a retail value of $110!


My Journey to Living Well is giving one winner the freedom from buying laundry detergent for an entire year with the Oransi Robby Laundry Eco-Wash Ball! The value of this prize is $ but the money you'll save on laundry detergent is even better!

Oransi Robby Laundry Eco-Wash Balls


This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18+, void where prohibited. P.O. Boxes will not be accepted for prize delivery. Enter to win on the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!










Disclaimer: This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 16, 2013. The Anything Goes Event Bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize or sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

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3rd Annual Spa For Ma Giveaway Hop! (Ends September 16th)

3rd Annual Spa For Ma Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Spa for Ma Giveaway Hop! I have teamed up with a bunch of other bloggers and our hosts Measuring Flower and Homemaking Hacks to bring you this fun event that helps mom to kick back, realx, and WIN--just in time for the kids to be back at school!

This event is a giveaway hop which means that, after you're entered my awesome prize below, you can "hop" on to the next blog to enter their prize as well. All the prizes in this hop are worth a minimum of $25. You can find a list with links to all the other blogs towards the bottom of this post.


I am excited to announce that our grand prize sponsor for this event is KOHL'S! They're giving away a $300 gift certificate to one very fortunate reader! Click HERE to enter to win this incredible grand prize.



Here at My Journey to Living Well I am giving away an awesome prize pack that is going to help you relieve all that built up tension and then give your skin a much needed boost. You'll look and feel great with the help of Gaiam and Ageless Derma.

One lucky winner will win ALL three of these items:







This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18+, void where prohibited. Enter to win on the Rafflecopter Below. Good luck!









Disclosure: Measuring Flower and its writers, Homemaking Hacks and its writers, and the other bloggers particpating in this hop are not responsible for any sponsor(s) who do not fulfill their prize(s). Disclosure: My Journey to Living Well uses affiliate (marketing) links whenever possible. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream Review

I recently got the opportunity to review the Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream. This is one of the reasons I love being a blogger, I get to try out great products that in all honesty I probably never even would have known about.

All of us at some point get to a point in our lives where we look in the mirror one day and realize that we are not quite as young as we used to be. If I had started my journey to living more healthy years ago perhaps I would've noticed it a little later in life. The cold hard fact is that I lived the only way that I knew how for many years and it has taken its toll my body and my skin.

There are so many products on the market now to reduce signs of aging. I think that if you are over 30 Google automatically bombards you with these products every where you look. To be completely honest, I never really thought any of them could work. Probably because the only ones that I tried were sold at Wal-mart on sale. (Hey, times are tough, I know it personally)

Thinking about the money that I have spent on all of those products makes me cringe. Mainly because after one didn't work I'd go on to try another and another and another, well you get the picture. If I had found just ONE that had worked I would have spent a lot less.

Ageless Derma is revolutionizing skin care. They are spending money too, on research. In fact, if you go to their website they will link you directly to the research that they have used to create these great new products.

Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream is one of those. They have taken scientific research and transformed the market of anti-aging creams by only using techniques and ingredients that have been proven to work.

Healthy, clear, silky, smooth; the exquisite skin of your youth. The radiant glow of young skin shines with lustrous vitality and allure. Our Ageless Derma Anti-Wrinkle Cream will help you recapture the natural freshness of skin untouched by the ravages of sun, environmental toxins, damaging lifestyle choices and daily stresses. 

How does Ageless Derma Anti wrinkle cream promote skin renewal?Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a scientifically formulated blend of substantiated ingredients that revitalize your body’s natural abilities to heal itself. The aging process leaves our skin with diminished capacities to regenerate and repair but Ageless Derma supplies skin with the nutrients and vital plant stem cells that it requires to initiate rejuvenation.  

Why do we use plant stem cells in our Ageless Derma Anti-Wrinkle Cream?We use stem cell extract because it has been proven in laboratory studies to stimulate growth in cultures of aged human epidermal stem cells. Comprehensive studies have demonstrated that plant stem cells delay the aging process. These positive effects were further confirmed in a study of women from ages 37 to 64 who used a stem cell extract enhanced cream. After only a month of twice daily application, 100% of the participants demonstrated measurably reduced wrinkle depth. 
Did you see that? 100% of participants demonstrated measurably reduced wrinkle depth. I am no exception to this statistic. I too have noticed a dramatic reduction in the fine lines that have been appearing around my eyes and mouth.

I love that the ingredients in this formula revitalize our bodies natural abilities to heal itself. I wish I had the lifestyle and diet that my body needs to do this without any help but the simple fact is that I don't. I may never get completely there. I'm not going to beat myself up over it.

Visit the Ageless Derma Website for even more information on this awesome cream and find tons of information on the research that was done and is still being done to make sure you're not wasting your money on products that simply cannot work.

Ageless Derma also offers mineral makeup, eye creams, and solutions for dark spots and circles. Most importantly they offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Here is a video with more about the Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream.




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