THE SWIMSUIT CHALLENGE: TIPS TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT SWIMSUIT

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*This is a Guest Post What a better way to enjoy next summer than in a poolside or a beautiful Riviera beach. I am a Latin woman so my skin is fairly tanned, but a fan of oils, tanners and a nice and comfy swimsuit. MY CHALLENGE: Finding the right swimsuit for my not so perfect body. I am not a model. I wish I could use my torso on someone else’s bottom. You understand what I mean? When you look at these swimsuits on any magazine or catalog they all look so beautiful and sexy that you want to get yours right away. If you think you need to try it first…you are wrong…if you do it right you can avoid long shopping lines, parking, crowds and save a lot of time. If you are new to online shopping understand that almost all sites use a filter system. You can shop by color, by designers or sales. Your goal is to find a secure site that has a good collection and high quality suits. No one knows your body better than you and have a pretty good idea on what works for you. … [Read more...]

Addiction In The Family Is Never Easy

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*This is a partnered post. Opinions and story, are my own. I am not sure if I ever told any of you about my sister and her story about her addiction problem to prescription drugs. She does not have an issue with it anymore, but, there was a time when she did and it was the worst and scariest times ever. Not only did my sister have an addiction, but so did my brother. It is a horrible, scary and terrifying time for ANY person to go through or witness. I do not wish it upon ANYONE. I will not go into details as this is NOT my story to tell, it is my sisters story. But, if you or someone you know suffers from an addiction, of any sort, please, know that there IS help out there! You are NOT alone!! People DO care about you and LOVE you so much!!! The turning point for my sister was when she was going somewhere with her family. Her husband was driving and she was in the back seat with her children. Her husband said he looked back in the rear view mirror and saw my sister … [Read more...]

Easy Salted Caramel Apple Pie #Recipe

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Hello readers! Kristin from Marie Callender’s® here… I am excited to be writing for Kim today! Let me tell you a little more about me. I am live in Chicago with my Bichon Frise, Joey. When I am not binging onNetflix or jogging around the neighborhood, I am cooking one of my favorite recipes or something new from Pinterest. Just in time for fall and the beginning of October, I have an easy salted caramel apple pie recipe for you. After a day of apple and pumpkin picking post-horseback riding in Champaign, IL last weekend, my friends and I decided to bake. How perfect—we had freshly picked apples to use! We savored our slices with some hot cider and an Audrey Hepburn marathon. Apple pie is always a good idea. Happy baking!   Easy Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ingredients 1 Marie Callender’s® Pastry Shell Salted caramel sauce For Pie Filling 5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced ⅛-inch thick ¾ cup lemon juice ⅔ cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose … [Read more...]

Lifeless Lisa Chia Zombies (Giveaway) #zombies #halloween

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Congrats to Dusty L Schur *Product was received. Opinions are my own. This post includes my affiliate links. Oh heavens! I received a very frightening thing in the mail the other day! Her name is ' Lifeless Lisa' and she is a Chia Zombie! When I saw her, I just KNEW her and I would bond. This is one very cool (and scary) Chia Zombie. You all know what the Chia Pets are, right? Well, these are JUST like them, but they are zombies! Ha! And they have some real cool ones! I chose Lifeless Lisa, because she frightens me! But they also have the scary hand reaching up from the ground and another scary looking dude. Each Chia Zombie Comes With: Unique handmade pottery planter Chia seeds for 3 plantings Plastic drip tray Easy planting and care information These are super easy to set up. You just soak the whole pottery planter in water for about an hour. While that is soaking, you soak the chia seeds in water for an hour or so too. After that you pull the planter … [Read more...]

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes (Giveaway) #giftguide

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*Product received. Opinions are my own. I know many of us women, long for lush lashes. I am one of them. I am constantly using the growth serum on my lashes and yes, those do indeed work, but for something instant and not so permanent, you have Younique's 3D Fiber Lashes. I am pretty sure you have all heard the hype about this stuff, right? If you are on the internet, you had to of. I was always seeing my friends using Younique and of course I was intrigued, but never wanted to spend the money to buy it because 'would if' it did not work, then what? Then, I was contacted to review it and was pretty happy about that. Now I could try it out and share my thoughts with all you wonderful readers of mine ;) This is a few processes to get the look you want. So if you are a super busy, no fuss kind of gal, this may not be the mascara for you. It takes a little bit of time to perfect it too. Once you have it down though, it is an easy process. It comes with the … [Read more...]

Car Seat Safety Tips

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*Product was received. Opinions are my own. This post contains my affiliate link. Last month was Baby Safety Month (September) and Child Passenger Safety Week was September 14-20. But, I take baby safety seriously, so obviously I practice it every day of the year. We can all use reminders about car seat safety, including ways parents can become car seat safety pros. I know I am not perfect and there are things I am constantly learning about car seats and child/baby safety in the car, on a daily basis. This is a good time to brush up on this, for every parent!   My little one recently transitioned from a baby car seat to a convertible car seat and he could not be any happier! I received the wonderfully safe and comfortable NextFit™  Mystique Convertible Car Seat from Chicco. This is one VERY nice looking convertible car seat. It is SO user-friendly too. The NextFit is the easiest convertible car seat to install accurately and securely in a wide range of … [Read more...]