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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Celebrate Valentine's Day with SunRidge Farms

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


Valentine's Day can be a holiday that causes some people to fail at their New Year's Weight Loss Resolution because of all the sweets, eating out and desserts that they eat while celebrating with loved ones.

But it doesn't have to be that way this Valentine's Day if you have SunRidge Farms organic and natural snacks and new All Natural Fair Trade Bulk Chocolates!


Plus, they are the perfect gift to give this Valentine's Day for the chocolate lover in your life! Not your standard chocolate bar, the new Fair Trade Certified Bulk Chocolates are available in refreshingly different options, made with Fair Trade Certified Cocoa and can be found in the bulk aisles of Whole Foods Markets nationwide. And, the beauty of bulk chocolates (in addition to reducing packaging waste) is that you can stock them in a chocolate jar so they can be enjoyed well beyond Valentine's Day!

Some of my favorite sweets and chocolates from SunRidge Farms are the:

Dark Chocolate Coconut Chews - high-fiber, good-for-you coconut is coated in decadent dark chocolate made with Fair Trade Certified Cocoa​

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Almonds - crunchy California almonds covered in dark chocolate made from Fair Trade Certified Cocoa, then lightly dusted with sea salt for an addicting, sweet and savory treat!

Organic Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Raisins: Plump, juicy raisins drenched in rich, dark chocolate


Organic Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans- Fair Trade Certified: Organic Espresso Beans coated in Rich, Dark Organic Chocolate for a peppy, decadent treat!

These are all so delicious! My husband loves the Dark Chocolate Coconut Chews when he is craving some sweets and I turn to the Dark Chocolate Raisins! And when we are lacking sleep and need a little sugar and caffeine, the Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans are a must!

I am always impressed by their Fair Trade, Organic and Natural sweets selection and your mouth will water just looking at their selection!

And if you are more of a salty snack person or are really committed to reaching that goal weight and need some healthy snacks, SunRidge Farms has you covered for that too!


The snacks shown above (Organic Deluxe Trail Mix, Organic Hit The Trail Mix, Organic Ashlock Pitted Prunes, Organic Dried Apricots, and Organic Thompson Raisins) are such great snack ideas for the whole family! I love that they are all organic, healthy and perfect for on the go snacking (which I always seem to be doing!). My kids beg for the raisins for snacks and in their lunchboxes and I grab the trail mix when I want a mix of sweet and salty! And dried fruit is such a great sweet snack that keeps me away from the chocolates :)

SunRidge Farms is really one of my favorite snack and chocolate companies and when I have their healthy snacks in my cupboard I seem to stick to my diet better and lose those stubborn pounds! And I feel a lot less guilty when snacking on their chocolates because they are organic, Fair Trade and natural! Make sure to check out their full selection of products and prepare to have your mouth watering!

Buy It:

You can purchase SunRidge Farms products at Whole Foods and online at the SunRidge Farms website.


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Monday, February 8, 2016

Stay Connected with Family and Friends on Valentine's Day with the Logi Circle Home Connection Camera

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If you want to give the gift of security, communication and reassurance this Valentine's Day, then the Logi™ Circle Home Connection Camera is the perfect gift!

The Logi Circle camera is a portable smart camera that connects you to your home and loved ones in real time, so you can tune in, reach out and capture every magical home-life moment. The Circle Home Connection Camera has intelligent features, such as 2-way talk and listen that lets you join in on the happening moments in your home right from your smartphone, and Day Briefs™, which provide you with quick recaps throughout the day. With the Circle Home Connection Camera, you don’t have to miss a thing.

The Circle is the intelligent home security camera that keeps you connected to home with a seamless app experience, intelligent portable design and easy-to-connect Wi-Fi capability. Instantly monitor every important moment at home – at night, from work or away on vacation – right on your smart device in beautiful HD video. So whether it's family and pet moments or home security, you never miss a thing.

This camera is so great to use  to watch your house when you’re away on vacation, check on your pet when you’re at work, or monitor your baby sleeping in another room. With Circle, being safe and connected is simple. My husband loves to use this camera to communicate with us at home when he is at work and also feel part of our day even when he is away! :) We love that there is two-way communication capabilities so we can talk to him and he can talk to us!

Package Contents:

  • HD Camera with rechargeable battery
  • Charging ring with 10 ft USB cable
  • USB power adapter
  • Magnetic wall mounting hardware
This Circle camera makes a great Valentine's Day gift for frequent travelers, homeowners and people who love to stay connected and aware of what is going on in their house when they are gone!

Buy It:

You can purchase the Logi™ Circle Home Connection Camera for $199.99


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Set the Mood Anywhere This Valentine's Day with Music from the Swimmer Duo!

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I listen to music all day long, everywhere I am in the house! Music gets me through the best and worst days and I love dancing with my kids, singing out loud and finding new amazing songs that speak to me!

And I know this Valentine's Day I will be listening to my Love Station on Pandora through my Polk BOOM’s Swimmer Duo because it can go with me everywhere I am in the house - whether I am doing chores, reading, doing homework, working or just hanging out with the kids or hubby!

The Swimmer Duo is a super rugged, waterproof, and portable Bluetooth speaker. It includes a longer tail (than the original Swimmer speaker) that can be wrapped, looped or hung from any object—a backpack, a belt loop, etc. and an interchangeable suction cup backside so you can stick it to the shower wall or a window as well. It also features an all-new built in microphone for hands-free speakerphone capabilities.

My favorite part is that the Swimmer Duo is dust, water, and shock proof so you don’t have to worry about dropping it in the dirt and it can be submerged in up to 3 ft. of water for 30 minutes. I will definitely be taking it outside with me in the spring to work in the garden, play with the kids or entertain guests outside! In addition, two Swimmer Duo’s can be paired for stereo sound. The Swimmer Duo is the foolproof, go-anywhere companion, ensuring you’l l have the perfect soundtrack to narrate your outdoor adventure.


This really is a one-of-a-kind speaker that will be going with me wherever I go and supplying me music all day - just like I like it! It is the perfect gift this Valentine's Day for the music lover in your life!

Buy It:

You can purchase the Swimmer Duo speaker for $59.99 at target.com and on the Polk Website. It is available in four colors.


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Snuggle Together this Valentine's Day with the Eva Longoria Fringe Plush Throw!

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I. LOVE. Blankets!

I love them in the summer, I love them in the Fall, I love them FOR SURE in this frigid, cold Minnesota winter. I just love blankets...especially if they are really soft and comfy!

If you have someone like me on your Valentine's Day gift list, then I highly recommend the super soft, super comfy Eva Longoria Fringe Plush Throw from JCPenney!


These blankets come in four designs/colors and are made of the softest material! They blend vibrant style and incredible comfort with this luxuriously soft tasseled throw.


I chose the Throw in Black White Medallion and I am loving the way it matches our Black leather furniture and also how warm it keeps me! I have never had a softer blanket to snuggle under during these long winter months!


These throws are trimmed with tassels and measure 50x60" so you could even fit two people under it if you like to snuggle! :) Plus, it is washable!


This blanket would make a great gift for Valentine's Day and would be a great way to stay warm if you live in cold weather most of the year like I do! :)

Buy It:

You can purchase the Eva Longoria Fringe Plush Throw on sale for $38.99 from JCPenney!

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Book Review: Beyond the Silence

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About the book:

The shadows over this olive grove hide more than just the truth.

Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother's dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in Angels Camp, California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. But she quickly wonders if she made the right choice. Murky rumors swirl around Woodward Colton, her new employer, but the gossip doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know.

Still, something dark did happen in the family's past. Lillian's seven-year-old charge hasn't spoken in over a year. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to share wh at scared him. But the Colton olive farm is no longer a safe place. Lillian encounters suspicious characters on their land and mysterious damage done to the farm. When the housekeeper is brutally attacked, the town once again suspects the worst. Will discovering the truth help Lillian clear the name of the man she has come to love---or will it endanger her even more?

About the authors:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

Kimberley Woodhouse is a multipublished author of fiction and nonfiction. A popular speaker/teacher, she's shared her theme of Joy Through Trials with over 150,000 people at more than a thousand venues across the country. She lives, writes, and homeschools with her husband of twenty-plus years and their two awesome teens live in Colorado.

My Opinion

It always amazes me the strength of women back in the 1800's and early 1900's that would just leave everything behind and travel to the west - whether it was as a mail order bride or nanny like in this book. The strength and bravery that takes is something women today don't experience much I don't think.

This book was a great portrayal of that bravery and the fear that takes place when leaving everything you know! It was also a really interesting look into olive groves and the olive market. Growing up in the Midwest I know nothing about olives :)

This book was also filled with intrigue, murder, mystery, special needs children, and so many more elements that really made this book hard to put down!

Two thumbs up for Beyond the Silence!!

Buy It:

You can purchase Beyond the Silence for $9.69 from Amazon.com


Lillian Porter takes a chance on a new job and a new future . . . but rumors surrounding her job make Lillian begin to wonder if she made the right choice in Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse's Beyond the Silence. There are rumors in town that her new employer, Woodward Colton, caused the death of his wife. This accusation doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know . . . but soon the Colton olive farm is no longer a safe place. Lillian encounters suspicious characters on their land and mysterious damage done to the farm. Will Mrs. Goodman and Jimmy be able to speak what they know in time to save Lillian from tragedy?

Tracie and Kimberley are celebrating the launch of Beyond the Silence with a Loaded Fire Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on February 11!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • One copy of Beyond the Silence
  • A Kindle Fire 7
  • A $50 Amazon gift card to load your Fire with books
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 2/11. The winner will be announced at the Beyond the Silence Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Tracie, Kimberley, and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!


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