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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Great Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Outdoors Enthusiast

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


With the Valentine's Day just around the corner, people everywhere will soon be on the hunt for the perfect gift for their significant other. That can be a tough task to say the least!

Luckily, for people with loved ones passionate about the outdoors, Rapala, the most trusted name in fishing, has plenty of affordable gifts outdoor lovers will fall for hook, line and sinker.


According to a recent study, in 2013 alone, nearly 46 million Americans from all walks of life grabbed a tackle box and went fishing. And, 42 percent of all new fishing participants in 2013 were women. Odds are plenty of your readers will spend some time on the water in 2015.

And unlike last year’s necktie or scented candle, the items below are sure to be put to good use time and time again and won’t break the bank.

Check out these great gift options below from Rapala:



Sure to excite the outdoorsmen or woman, the Rapala BX Waking Minnow is an attention-grabbing topwater bait with a broad waking action that will whip predator fish into a feeding frenzy. Hand-tuned and tank-tested, this lure is as tough as they come. Its lively, ultra-responsive balsa core is complemented by a durable copolymer shell that gives the BX Waking Minnow the ability to get hammered all day long by the toothiest gamefish that the water has to offer. With one cast, anglers will notice the brilliance of the Waking Minnow as it swims just below the surface, flashing and rolling on the retrieve — a presentation that entices big strikes from big Bass, powerful Pike and everything in between.

Suggested retail price: $12.99


Premium Rapala Fillet Knives by Marttiini

Masterfully crafted by legendary Finnish blade manufacturer Marttiini for more than a half century, a premium Rapala fillet knife is a must-have accessory for the anglers in your life. Used in more fish camps and on more charter boats than any other brand, each Rapala knife is masterfully crafted with a renowned razor-sharp blade that anglers worldwide have grown to trust. With a wide variety of specialty blades available, fishing fanatics can find a knife for any application — from simple fillet chores to cleaning larger, boney species.

Choose from beautiful, ornamental knives like the Rapala Classic Collector Fillet or dependable knives for everyday use such as the Fish Camp Fillet and Deluxe Falcon Fillet. A gift that will be used time and time again, Rapala fillet knives are like a shortcut to the frying pan.

Suggested retail price: $5.99 and up


Fishing Line


Here in Minnesota, ice fishing is a big deal. And when you are freezing your butt off, you better catch something! This fishing line ensures that you don't lose that great big fish you have been waiting for all day!

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You can purchase all these items from the Rapala website.

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* Thank you to Rapala for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Make More "Me Time" This January with Harlequin's New Romance Titles‏

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After a day filled with deadlines, traffic, and demands at the office and at home, you need to find ways to unwind. Whether your method of choice is a warm bubble bath, listening to your favorite music or sipping a hot cup of tea, studies show nothing relaxes you faster and or longer than reading a novel. And what could be more soothing than getting sucked into a story of blooming love, with charismatic characters that make you forget all your troubles?

With more than 800 romance books hitting the shelves each month, no one writes more prescriptions for relaxation than Harlequin.

Check out a few of Harlequin’s most anticipated series romance titles of the month:




The New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 romance novels gives us the sweet-talking, rugged cowboy we’ve been craving in her latest Midwestern romance.

If you like cowboys and you like romance, you will love this book! There is a unique twist on the cowboy romance that makes this book really interesting and a must-read!

This book is filled with mystery, intrigue, crime and, of course, love!

SNOWED IN WITH HER EX by Andrea Laurence 


The award-winning author mixes the magic of a blizzard, remote mountain cabin and a charming ex to create the perfect forbidden romance cocktail.

There is nothing better than reading a romance in the middle of winter here in Minnesota that is also set in the snow! It really helps to make the snow feel romantic when winter is dragging on!

This book was a steamy read to warm up anyone on a cold winter night! It was really well written and make for a great story along with a great romance!


FONSECA’S FURY by Abby Green


The USA Today bestselling author introduces us to a former bad boy billionaire boss whose fury toward an employee who once got him arrested turns into something more fiery.

Who doesn't dream of marrying someone rich? Well, with this book you can! It was a great read following the adventures of Serena and the love match between Luca and Serena that ignites along the way!


So kick off your shoes, grab a glass of wine, head for the bath and let Harlequin’s hunks and heartthrobs take you away. You deserve it.


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Robeez Shoes

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Who can resist a really cute pair of baby shoes???!!!

I KNOW I can't!!!!

One of my favorite brands of baby shoes is Robeez, the original soft-soled shoe for babies and toddlers and they definitely got many, many cute pairs of shoes to choose from! I just loved browsing their site and imagining my son in all of them! :)

Comfortable and long-lasting, Robeez soft- soled cushions allow for tiny toes to have a better grip on surfaces, promote balance, and encourage muscle growth. Offering modern twists on a classic design, Robeez has offered its signature, pediatric-endorsed products for babies and toddlers up to 24 months old since 1994.


In addition, Robeez has also recently launched a new collection in partnership with Disney Baby, the Disney Baby Collection by Robeez, which with a variety of imaginative designs featuring everybody’s favorite Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.

For my son, I received the MVP Soft Soles because we are big football fans in our house and these were to cute to resist!

Your child will be the most valuable player in these china blue leather baby shoes that feature leather appliqué and embroidered footballs. Like all Robeez Soft Soles, these shoes feature a non-slip suede outsole, which protects your child from slipping, and an elasticized ankle band which will keep this shoe securely on your baby's foot.

These are the perfect shoes for Infants, Babies, Pre-Walkers and Toddlers! However, they are best for indoor use and light outdoor activity.

I love the easy on, stay on elasticized ankle design because nothing drives me crazy more than trying to keep socks and shoes on a baby who is constantly trying to kick them off!

I also love these shoes are flexible, non-slip suede soles and, most importantly, approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association!

I can't wait until my son can take his first steps...in his cute new Robeez shoes!

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You can purchase the MVP Soft Soles for $19.99 from the Robeez website.


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Master Lock “Safety Through Every Life Season” #MasterLockProtects

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.*


As a health professional and athletic trainer, I get certified by the American Red Cross in CPR as a Professional Rescuer every two years or so. They always provide a great information class that helps me stay up to date on the latest CPR guidelines and I always leave feeling ready to help anyone who is having heart problems or may need CPR.

Twice a week, I play recreational volleyball. A couple months ago a situation occurred with another volleyball player where they went into cardiac arrest and I was the first one on the scene! At that life or death moment, I was so glad to have my CPR training from the American Red Cross.


Now I never head to another volleyball game without the safety of my fellow volleyball players on my mind. I always want to be ready for any emergency that happens while I am there!

Master Lock is also around to help consumers stay safe! They recently announced their continued focus on helping consumers stay safe with a yearlong campaign dedicated to safety through every life stage and season.

To kick off the campaign, Master Lock will ask consumers via Twitter to share the time in their life when safety and security has been most top of mind. The campaign will continue throughout the year with a series of safety tips and advice for every life stage and season.

Sweepstakes and Donation

When in your life has safety and security been most top of mind? 

Starting today through January 31, participants who tweet their reply to this question using #MasterLockProtects will generate a $1 donation to the American Red Cross and will be entered for the chance to win one of 20 prize bundles. Each winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card and various Master Lock products to help keep consumers safe through different life stages and seasons.

Master Lock will donate an initial $10,000 to the American Red Cross and will donate up to an additional $10,000 based on consumer participation in the sweepstakes for a total of $20,000 in donations – just one way the company hopes to keep consumers safe and secure through all life stages and seasons. Master Lock’s donation will support the urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission, whether it is responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills to save a life, or assisting military members and their families during emergencies. This marks the second Twitter sweepstakes that Master Lock has hosted to benefit the American Red Cross. In 2014, Master Lock donated more than $15,000 to the organization.

Yearlong Education

Throughout the year, Master Lock will continue to provide educational information to consumers on remaining safe and secure through various life stages and seasons. These tips will be available on www.masterlock.com, and will address the following topics:

* Senior Safety

* Tax Tips for All Life Stages

* Safe Moving / New Home Safety

* Marriage / Newlyweds

* Back to School

* First Job / New Job

* Fall Family / Home Safety

Join the Party!

Make sure to join the #MasterLockCares Twitter Party on Tuesday, January 27 at 8 PM ET with @Resourcefulmom.

You can RSVP here: http://resourcefulmommy.com/14562/master-lock-cares-twitter-party-2/

Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad blog panel will join the conversation and provide personal tips, stories, advice and product recommendations for remaining safe and secure through various life stages and seasons. 

Join the conversation now using the hashtag #MasterLockProtects, and visit www.masterlock.com for more information.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Get Ready for Your Football Party with LTD Commodities & Giveaway

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I must say I am quite bummed as the biggest NFL football game approaches in two weeks. See, I am a Green Bay Packers fan and, if you know football, you know how heartbreaking it is to be Green Bay Packers fan this season. The playoff game they lost was seriously devastating...

But as with every season, life goes on and we have a super fun football party to plan for the upcoming big game next Sunday!

Helping me this year with some awesome NFL football party items is LTD Commodities! I am LOVIN' their great selection of not only football items but also their great helpful and innovative household products!

When you start your planning process for your game day football party, you just might want to include some of their great football items like these:


Do you like to serve chicken wings or other little appetizers? Then these super cute football bowls are a must for your party!

You'll score a touchdown serving chicken wings on this football-themed serveware. It's perfect for parties and family game viewing during the football season and throughout the year. You get 4 bowls shaped like footballs in the Bowl Set. Each bowl is deep enough to hold your chicken wings without the worry of them sliding off your plate. They are made of earthenware with an easy-to-clean glazed finish. Dishwasher and microwave safe.


Another great item for serving food in are the NFL Gameday Sculpted Bowls. Get them in with your favorite team on them or the teams competing in the big game and be set for serving foods of all kinds!


NFL Gameday Sculpted Bowl is the only way to serve up chili, soup or dip at your party! Durable 23-oz. bowl has raised details on the exterior with your team's logo on each side and a glazed finish. Double handles make it easy to carry. Ceramic. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

And if you like watching the game in comfort, then the Men's Fleece Footed Pajamas are a must for the big game or any cold night this winter!


Men's Fleece Footed Pajamas are perfect for lazy days. They look like your childhood favorite with footies that have elasticized ankles and rubber grips on the bottoms. These pajamas also feature a full-zip closure, rib-knit cuffs and collar, and long sleeves.

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You can purchase all these items and many more from the LTD Commodities website.

Win It:

LTD Commodities is generously offering (1) $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner!

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(1) $50 LTD Commodities Gift Certificate

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