Review: Limited Edition Chapstick

A couple of weeks ago, it got pretty cold here in Georgia. I mean, we had frost in the morning and everything. And, with the cold weather came chapped lips, which happens to me every winter. I always lick my lips when they chap, which makes them even worse. It’s a vicious cycle.

I didn’t have any Chapstick on hand but, luckily, the nice people at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare sent me three of their limited edition holiday varities to try and I happened to get them right when the cold snap hit. What luck!

I was SO eager to try them and, oh my gosh, I LOVE them. I was sent Apple Cider, Chocolate Truffle and Candy Cane and, honestly, I can’t pick a favorite. I love them all. Lucy loves them too, especially the Chocolate Truffle!

The limited edition Chapstick varities, which are available in the cough and cold aisle of grocery stores and mass retailers, feature a convenient gift tag on the back of each package to take the hassle out of gift wrapping, making it easy to drop into a stocking or attach on top of a gift.

It’s supposed to get cold here again next week (it’s about time since it will be mid-December), so I’m really glad I have these Chapsticks on hand! I put one in the purses I rotate through regularly so I always have one with me. 🙂

Which limited edition variety do you want to try??

The ChapStick® product and  information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Find Baby Clothes at Babyfans.com

If you have been searching high and low for Dallas Cowboys baby clothes, you may be able to find exactly what you have been looking for on Babyfans.com! Out of the hundreds of other websites I have browsed, this site has the biggest product selection as well as a wide range of sizes and styles. I ordered a few items for my nephew and they were shipped quickly. I was impressed with the quality of the clothes and logos. Babyfans.com has both casual, everyday clothing items as well as specialty items such as jerseys and caps. If you’re looking for baby girl Cowboys clothing, there’s a huge selection of girl items that includes cheerleader outfits, bows, headbands, and dresses. They even have Dallas Cowboys baby furniture to complete the nursery! Their baby items would also make great baby shower gifts, especially if Daddy is a Cowboys fan. There are many baby items to choose from, including bibs, blankets, pacifiers, bottles, booties, and so much more. They also offer gift certificates for those who may want to purchase their own Cowboys items. All in all, my experience with Babyfans.com has been the best, and I will certainly be buying from them again soon!

Taking Cancer Cures to the People

If you want to have a personal and direct role in curing cancer, you can donate to cancer research at a website called cureLauncher.com. This website connects ordinary people who want to fund research with real clinical research projects. Each project has its own page on the site with a summary of the project and a short video from the lead researcher personally describing the work. Funders do not have to worry about the quality of the research they would be supporting. Researchers who wish to post a project to the site are required to demonstrate that they have or have applied for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Donors to each project form a community of support for the project and each other, by participating in the cureLauncher discussion page and through social media. The site is fully hooked up with social media so donors and researchers can post information on the funding project to friends, family and followers. As project supporters, donors are connected to ongoing updates about the project. Unless something is done about the fiscal cliff, 2013 will see an immediate cut of 2.5 billion in NIH government funding. Direct support by caring individuals through cureLauncer.com will be even more urgently needed to fund the fight against cancer.

Choosing Personalized Ribbons for Weddings

The big day is arriving. You are in the midst of choosing your colors and the verse you would like printed on your personalized ribbon for favors. You can have a favorite passage from a book or the Bible placed on the ribbon. You can choose something you’ve been taught throughout your life that is charming and lovely. Just a little verse to place on your ribbon that will have an impact on this wonderful day, something that will cause one reading it to remember it.
You can also choose to put your names on it. This ribbon has endless possibilities.

While you are in the midst of ordering your ribbon, you will also see many other ideas for your wedding decor. You can choose linens for the tables. There are also many gorgeous flowers available that will coordinate with your special colors. Now, you can also purchase chair covers with sashes and bows. These will certainly create a distinct memory of your special day. Many online stores also offer free shipping when orders total over $150. It is actually very easy to purchase your wedding decor items. Just choose your colors, fill out the form and your order will be delivered directly to your door. Making decor decisions can be a daunting experience in planning your wedding unless you go at it with a true attitude of enjoyment.

Buy and Sell on Ubokia

ubokia

With the loss of most of my freelance money, I do everything I can to make our dollars stretch. I rarely buy Lucy’s toys new because, at this age, she could care less. Of course, for her birthday and Christmas she gets brand new items (usually purchased with gift cards I’ve gotten through rewards websites), but for every day toys, she’s still at the age where she doesn’t care where toys come from, and I’m going to use that to my advantage.

I love finding sites online where I can browse toys and clothes for sale, make a deal and then pick them up. One new site that I’ve recently come across is Ubokia, a site similar to Craigslist. On Ubokia, you can choose from several categories and then select if you are looking to buy an item or if you want to sell an item. One aspect that I thought was really cool is that you can look through a list of peoples’ wants. I’ve never seen it presented that way on a website before.

In order to buy items listed on Ubokia, you must first list a “want” item (which really helps you in the long run anyway because you might end up selling it!). Then, you can start a conversation with the seller and go from there. Buying through a blog marketplace means you are connecting with other like-minded people, making it easier to find what you want and in general your interactions are more pleasant than something like Craigslist. Ubokia is easier for buyers because all they have to do is post a want and let sellers come to them. No more searching! And, it’s easier for sellers because they don’t have to wait to potential buyers to view their products. They can immediately connect with buyers.

From what I understand, you can purchase items from anywhere in the country (as long as they’re willing to ship) because, rather than paying in person, Ubokia uses uTrust and payment is made through PayPal. With uTrust, Ubokia is the safest way to buy online, which I’m sure will ease the minds of those people who are wary of buying items online with credit cards and other bank information.

The one thing I was bummed about was not being able to find anything in my immediate area for Lucy, but I’m going to keep looking. Maybe I can find a seller who will mail items to me and, hopefully, items in my area will be listed soon!

Have you ever heard of Ubokia? Do you plan to check it out?

I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Cute Summer Clothes

I am in the market for some new clothes. Although I am trying to get into a regular exercise routine to lose this weight that I’ve had since Lucy was born, I’m also coming to grips with the fact that I might need to get some clothes that I can feel good in (or as close to good as I can get) until I really start losing the weight.

One style I really like is ruching. I think it’s an easy way to slim a person down, whether it’s on the side of an article of clothing or in the middle. I’m always looking for new places to shop since I feel like my options are limited at my usual stores, and I was pleased when I checked out Spiegel’s website and a couple of dresses immediately caught my eye: the Ruched Sleeveless Dress and the One-Shoulder Goddess Dress.

The ruching on the first dress looks like it would be pretty flattering on the sides, and I love the one-shoulder dress. I always admire those styles when I see them on TV, and I think the band around the middle might flatter the stomach area. And what’s better? They’re on sale!

Spiegel also has some summer tops on sale, and I like this Equestrian-Print Tunic. I think it would be super cute with leggings! Plus, I love all the bright colors. My husband always tells me I have too much black, gray and brown in my closet (did you notice I picked those colors in the dresses??), so I think this is something that he would love to see on me.

Check out spiegel.com and let me know what clothing items are your favorite for the summer. Come back and tell me in the comments!