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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Healthy Summer Treats: Slim Twin Ice Cream!

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Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than some delicious, cold ice cream! However, sometimes ice cream can really hurt a diet or healthy lifestyle because of high calories or artificial ingredients!

So this summer, if you are trying to eat healthy and low calories but still crave ice cream, turn to Slim Twin ice cream!


Made by Three Twins Ice Cream, Slim Twin is the first and only certified USDA organic low-calorie ice cream. Unlike most low-cal ice cream brands, Slim Twin is crafted with a base of real milk, cream, sugar and eggs and contains zero added salt, glycerin, stevia, or artificial coloring/preservatives.

Available in Vanilla, Lemon Cookie, Coffee and more, Slim Twin is also low-fat, packed with 24g protein (more than Halo Top and Arctic Zero!) and has only 240-320 calories per pint—offering a clean & guilt-free summer treat.


I absolutely love the flavors offered by Slim Twin and my favorite has got to be the Lemon Cookie and Cookies and Cream! And I feel no guilt when eating it! That is my favorite part. Not only is it organic but it is high in protein and made without ANY artificial ingredients!

Dig in this summer to your favorite flavors of ice cream WITHOUT GUILT with Slim Twin ice cream!

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You can purchase Slim Twin ice cream online or at your local retailer.


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Healthy Summer Snacks: Pistachios

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One of my family's favorite summer snacks are Pistachios! We love to eat them plain, in trail mixes and even as a topping on Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! I am especially loving Pistachios now that our family is eating mostly Paleo! It's a delicious, easy to eat snack that is so healthy too!


Pistachios contain a number of health benefits, including cognition and concentration. Researchers have found that compared to other nuts, pistachios produce the greatest gamma wave response, which is critical for enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep.


And I can thank the American Pistachio Growers for all these delicious pistachios! American Pistachio Growers (APG) is a non-profit trade association representing over 800 grower members in California, Arizona, and New Mexico. APG is governed by a democratically elected board of directors who are growers and is funded entirely by growers and independent processors with the shared goal of increasing global awareness of nutritious, American-grown pistachios.


So if you are looking for a healthy snack this summer that is great for road trips, camping or at the beach, I highly recommend Pistachios! They are delicious, SO GOOD for you and easy to eat on the go!

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You can purchase pistachios at your local retailer.


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Monday, July 16, 2018

Re-Energize Your Summer Skin with Orange Blossom Energizer Skin Care!

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Summer months can be especially hard on the skin. With the added sun exposure and the use of extra product (sunscreen, anyone?) even normal skin can become dry and stressed, in need of extra moisture and protection.

That's why this summer I use Orange Blossom Energizer, a potent antioxidant blend of Sicilian Blood Orange Serum and carrot oil infused with vitamins B5, C and E!

The Orange Blossom Energizer stimulates the production of vital collagen, intensely moisturizes and protects against damage from free radicals. Shake well before use to combine the two-phase composition.

All of ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND’s Beauty Essentials including the Orange Blossom Energizer are developed in Germany’s pristine Black Forest, and are highly innovative products…made with unique formulations of botanical extracts from sustainable, fair trade sources that the company actively supports. ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND uses local pure, thermal spring water as the basis for all its products.


After 3 children, 3 jobs and basic household responsibilities, I can definitely say my skin is tired at the end of the day (and most mornings too!) and needs a little energy! That's why I love the Orange Blossom Energizer!

Precious jojoba and macadamia nut oils give skin new tone. Ingredients from the orange and orange blossoms help to protect the skin against environmentally induced premature aging. 2-phase care for vitality and tone.


It really leaves my skin revitalized and energized. But my favorite part is the safe and natural ingredients! I can feel great putting this on my skin each and every day!

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You can purchase Orange Blossom Energizer for $37.99 for 1.69 fluid oz. from boerlind.com  

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

John Deere Monster Treads Tractor with Wagon and Loader

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Do you have a child that LOVES trucks like my youngest son does?? It doesn't even matter what type of truck it is - tractor, construction truck, garbage truck, etc. ..he loves them all and knows them all by name! I even got corrected today when I gave him his new John Deere 8” Monster Treads Tractor with Wagon and Loader and I accidentally called it a truck. "No Mom, it's a TRACTOR!" 😂


The minute he saw his new Monster Treads Tractor his eyes LIT UP and all he wanted was to play with it instantly. And then he was off pretending in his world of trucks: people driving his tractor, loading up the wagon with leaves, pushing it around and around!


Now several hours later, he is still pretending with his Tractor! "It's so fun! Thanks so much Mom!!" is his direct quote when I asked him if he was still playing with it!


The best of both worlds collide when John Deere meets monster vehicle styling with the John Deere 8” Monster Treads Tractor with Wagon and Loader. The removable cart features a hinged auger and is perfect for hauling around loads of sand. The John Deere tractor features an articulated front loader than can be positioned with a preschool friendly lever! Both the wagon and tractor feature trademark super bouncy tires!


He has played with Tractor inside and outside and each time he finds more and more fun to be had with it!! If you have a farm or truck lover in your house like I do, this John Deere Tractor is a must-have!

Buy It:

You can purchase the John Deere 8” Monster Treads Tractor with Wagon and Loader at Walmart.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hoping to See A Snapology Franchise in St. Paul Soon!



As a preschool teacher, one of the biggest things I learned in school and also implement in the classroom is how important it is for children to learn through play! I strive for fun and learning to be hand in hand in the classroom each and every day!

And I am so excited that I just discovered a company that has the same philosophy and I hope to be able to visit very soon! Snapology Franchises are popping up all over the United States and I am so HOPING for one to come right near me in St. Paul!

snapology franchise

I really love that Snapology encourages children from ages 1-14 to learn through play: through LEGO bricks, K'Nex and technology! It looks like such a fun atmosphere for promoting STEM learning and the children are having so much fun they don't even know they are learning so much at the same time! That is the best way to teach and something I am always striving for in my classroom as well!

Another reason I love Snapology is because they offer so many different opportunities for children to learn and play! They offer Snapology classes, workshops, camps, birthday parties, school field trips, scouting events and more. I would LOVE to take my preschool class to the Snapology location in St. Paul.

snapology play

So if you are looking for a franchise opportunity but also love kids, learning and fun, Snapology is looking for YOU and I would love to visit in St. Paul very soon with my kids learning and having fun! They offer amazing franchise opportunities that are affordable, flexible and can provide quick profitability.