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Throughout 2013, My Gym locations across North America will celebrate thirty years of providing fitness and fun to families by offering money saving membership and class discounts, conducting a search tocrown My Gym’s Fit & Healthy Family and hosting fun and fitness-filled My Gym 30th Birthday party/ Open Houses.

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Originally posted 2013-06-07 06:30:16.

Free Sample & Free Way to Help a Shelter! Yay!

Hey everyone!  As you pretty much all know, I am all about animals.  So when I came across this ad in a magazine, I knew I had to share it with everyone!  Wanna get a free sample and help an animal shelter???  Go here and request a free sample.  When you do, Vectra will donate a free dose of flea and tick control to a shelter in need.  If you don’t have a pet, no worries.  Donate it to YOUR local shelter!  I will admit I hoard pet samples and then take them to my local shelter!  I know, hoarding is bad, but it’s for a good cause!  😀

Originally posted 2013-05-30 19:55:56.

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Review

It’s a little weird posting a picture of your hair, I’m not going to lie.  It also made me realize I desperately need a hair cut and more up to date style.  Monkey said my hair looked like a lion’s mane.  If only I could get that child to know when to shut up!  LOL.  Anyway, my terrible style is not what I’m here to discuss.  
Product Description

Everyday Moisture that Reduces Volume & Frizz

NAAT Brazilian Keratin collection restores and intensifies your hair’s nutritional balance, leaving it incredibly smooth, strong and flexible. Unlike typical animal-based keratins, our exclusive Green Keratin formula stays in your hair longer and is more resistant to rinsing. Promotes vibrancy and hydration, giving hair a natural, healthy shine. Products include: Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask, Leave-In, and Serum.
My Thoughts
To be completely honest, I really loved how soft it made my hair feel!  I would say I wish you could feel it, but then I pictured random people reaching through their computers and touching my hair and got a little creeped out.  LOL.  Anyway, I used the shampoo and conditioner from the collection for a while, exclusively, so that I could see if it made a difference and it did.  I agree with what the company says in their description.  You know how when you wash your hair with shampoo it feels kind of icky right after the shampoo is rinsed, like you REALLY need conditioner?  Well, there is a reason for that!  Shampoo strips our hair of natural oils and gives it that rough feeling.  Then we put conditioner on to restore some of the moisture we’ve stripped.  Problem is, you never can get all the natural moisture back.  This collection doesn’t strip your hair of those natural oils, it only cleans it!  My hair felt softer and was shinier when I was using Brazilian Keratin!  
Conclusion
Oooh, doesn’t that make it sound so official?  LOL.  I really liked the way NAAT Brazilian Keratin made my hair feel.  The company didn’t give us any links as to where to buy it but I was able to find it on both amazon and ebay if you are interested.  Given the sites I found it on, the cost varies too much for me to give you a definite cost range, but I do know that it is pricier than most products you’d find on the shelf.  Unfortunately, it’s a bit out of my budget.  If it weren’t, it would be worth it!  

 




Originally posted 2013-05-09 14:28:00.

Yerdle Share and Tell

Originally posted 2013-04-25 14:59:00.

Mymo’s Adventures Review

My Awkward yet Entertaining Intro

I have to say, the part I hate the most is starting the post.  I dread it.  I really do.  They always end up starting the same: ‘hello everyone’ ‘hey everyone’ etc.  It gets old writing it, surely you get tired of hearing the same greeting and beginning, assuming you read them.  You do, right?  You read them?  If for no other reason than to humor me???  LOL.  Of course you do, I couldn’t bear imagining otherwise!  😛  Well, on with it.  I’ve successfully skipped the boring, stereotypical review introduction.  Let’s call this experiment a success and move on!  😀  I’m going to note here that I’m very pleased with myself.

My Thoughts on Mymo’s Adventures
Have you heard of My Gym’s Mymo’s Adventures?  It is an adorable video to help you get your little ones exercising.  Utilizing puppets, animation and other kids your kids will get a great workout.  This works for you on two levels: 1. they get exercise and 2. they get some of that amazing energy out of their little systems!  It’s the next best thing to them sharing it!  LOL.  Through six great chapters your kids will be encouraged to get their bodies moving and their imaginations rolling.  
There are fun little workouts where they teach the kids to do various exercises in a fun and very imaginative way.  I haven’t seen anything quite like it.  There are also fun little game segments and some parts that help the kids take trips in their little minds all from the safety of your livingroom using household things to encourage their creative growth such as a laundry basket boat with a broom oar!  I love that!  All the while, they are staying active physically and mentally without tearing down the house!  
A little more about My Gym
My Gym opened in 1983 leading fitness for children in over 260 locations worldwide including US, Canada, China, France, Brazil and others.  They help children from 6 weeks old to 13 years old develop the necessary skills to become healthy young adults.  They even have a My Gym show called ‘My Gym at Home’ that airs on BabyFirst TV so you can get a taste of their workouts.  I really think the little ones will enjoy it!  


How to Find Them
We’ll have a giveaway soon with the launch of our new webpage!

Originally posted 2013-04-23 21:11:00.

Crayola’s Colorful Birthday Adventure & Contest

To celebrate their 110th birthday, the 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world’s only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they’re out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you’re invited to join the fun!

How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW the crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience this coming May, 2013!

Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click “enter now” for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.

The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child’s creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It’s an experience your kids will never forget – and neither will you!

This content was provided by Crayola.  Enjoy and good luck!

Originally posted 2013-04-23 14:46:00.

Chicken Veggie Pita Recipe

Ingredients:

4-5 Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets
1 whole grain pita/flatbread
Approximate portions:
2 Tbsp Veggie Cream Cheese (store bought brand or homemade)
1 tsp chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chopped fresh red/purple onion (optional, can substitute red/green pepper)
1-2 Tbsp Shredded lettuce

Preparation*:
1. Using microwave- place Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets on microwave safe plate or
dish and heat according to package directions.

2. Toast or warm pita/flatbread before assembling.

3. Spread veggie cream cheese in center of warmed pita, layer with tomatoes,
onions/peppers, lettuce, and chicken nuggets. Fold pita in half to create a taco like
shape.

6. Serve with side of fruit salad.

Chicken Veggie Pita + Fruit Salad + Sweet Potato Chips + Glass of Milk = Nutritious
and Complete Meal

Enjoy!

* Note- alternatively may heat pita/flatbread and chicken nuggets in oven, wrap.
Ingredients can vary per taste and desired amount. Example, can add chopped
peppers, black olives, carrot slices, cucumber slices, sprouts, fresh spinach,
mushrooms, etc.

Originally posted 2013-04-21 02:58:00.

Perfect Vanilla Peanut Milk Shake Recipe Guest Post


Hi,

My name is Kia Garriques and I am author of the book is called Innovera Yakov- The journey of a
thousand eyes, a faraway planet in a faraway universe: under five moons and two brilliant suns that
never set. At the very edge of Innovera Yakov, there is the terrifying watery darkness of Verheer.
We meet Ayana, the outsider, forever searching for herself and the truth of their world; Vinton,
her protector. Gamma and Blu Tara are beautiful, fiery twins who can kill with one look. Innovera
Yakov: The Journey of a Thousand Eyes explores the desire for acceptance, the need to belong, the
importance of self-belief, the danger of secrets, the pain of betrayal and the power of love.

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love vanilla peanut milkshake with a passion. Yes, I
know J it’s not healthy at all and it’s not something you should be having on a daily basis but I just
can’t help myself!

Anyway, I thought it would make a change from my usual interview format, if I shared the recipe of
my favourite milkshake with you and I really hope you like it J

Okay so let’s get down to making the perfect milk shake!!

First up, you will need the magic ingredients as follows:

6 to 12 scoops of vanilla ice cream
2 whole snickers chocolate (I love snickers!)
1 cup milk
Whipped cream, shaved chocolate

Once you have all your ingredients, scoop the vanilla ice cream (use more scoops if you want a
thicker shake) into a blender. Pour in one cup of milk and add two snickers chocolate bars (one if you
don’t like it too nutty). Make sure the top of the blender is tightly in place and blend the mixture until
smooth. Serve with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

There you have it; the perfect Vanilla peanut milkshake at your service! So that’s it from me for now.
Be sure to check out my book Innovera Yakov: The Journey of A Thousand Eyes on Amazon: Click
here for UK readers or here if you are from the USA or elsewhere. Innovera Yakov: The Journey
of A Thousand Eyes is the first installment in an action-packed fantasy drama where characters with
powers of healing and destruction live, love, compete and disappear without a trace while they are
being prepared for ‘The Journey’.

Originally posted 2013-04-19 05:00:00.

Innovera Yakov Blog Tour and $25 Giveaway

innovera tour


Hey everyone!  Bringing your attention to another great book and author giveaway.  Hope you’ll take the time to read the first chapter.  It may be right up your alley!  You never know!

Innovera Yakov: The Journey of a Thousand Eyes Innovera Yakov – The Journey of A Thousand Eyes takes you into a world of excitement and danger where thoughts and feelings are overheard and minds can travel to other worlds. Be prepared to immerse yourself in a world where falling in love could cost you your life and nothing is as it seems. Innovera Yakov – The Journey of A Thousand Eyes is the first book in an action-packed fantasy drama series where characters with powers of healing and destruction live, love, compete and disappear without a trace while they are being prepared for the Journey.

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Author Kia Garriques

Kia Garriques studied writing and English literature at University and has been a published short story writer since 2009. Her first story “The Invisible Alien Watcher” was published by Micro Horror in 2009 and reprinted by Pill Hill Press in 2011. Innovera Yakov: The Journey of a Thousand Eyes – is her first novel in the ‘Worlds’ series.

Excerpt Blu Tara stared her sister in the face. ‘Let me tell you what you don’t know about love, Gamma. It is a curse. You will scoop out your core and abandon it just to have the Being that you love. You will steal another person’s life force if it makes it easier to get it. You will abandon the world you have been cradled in, betray everything and everyone you care for. You’ll give up your name for it.’ Blu Tara’s voice went soft and dreamy. ‘You will gladly close your eyes and embrace the world of darkness. You will kill or die for it. And you will hate yourself for the weakness that it brings on you. So don’t talk to me about love.’ Gamma shook her head. ‘You’re not making sense,’ Blu Tara. ‘You talk as if… I’m the one who should be upset about all this.’ Blu Tara lifted her hand dismissively. She pointed a hot finger at Gamma. ‘Anyway don’t forget what we are.’ ‘And what are we?’ Gamma glared at her.. ‘Different. Strange. Something to be frightened of. Two Beings that can fuse and burn everything to ashes. That’s the way they all see us down there. That’s what the Stardog wants from you – the powers you possess. ‘I hate them all. With their suspicious, shiny faces and their empty games. I hate that Voice which drones on and on at us in the Learning Dome as soon as we’ve finished resting. Innoverans! All those perfect, pretty Beings; they remember nothing — it’s the curse of this shallow, shining world. Tell me, Gamma – what do you remember of the world we come from before your Odors Apeno dumped us here?’ Gamma swung around to face her sister fully. ‘Blu Tara! What’s got into you? Where’s all that coming from? I’ve never heard you speak like that before. This is about Krave and I- not you!’ Krave and you – don’t make me laugh. And, oh! Here’s a big difference — between you and I this time, Twin Sister. It’s the answer to your question that you brought me up here to ask.’ Blu Tara mimicked Gamma’s soft and musical voice, Why do you want to kill Krave? Here’s the answer, Gamma. I will do whatever I have to do to save myself. I’m the half of you that’s not like you. I don’t have a weeping heart. Now I’m out of here. I need my Rest.
  Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 5/5/13
  a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Originally posted 2013-04-19 05:00:00.

Chick-fil-A Leader Cast App and Information

What is Chick-fil-A Leadercast?
Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of locations around the world on May 10, 2013. Strengthen your leadership by simplifying your life. SIMPLY LEAD.
Full. Our lives are full of things that we think will grow our businesses and increase our influence. We are busy – and that may, unknowingly, be holding us back.  What if there was potential impact in simplifying our lives so our leadership could thrive? Leading in a complex world requires simplicity to cut through the clutter. Saying NO to what may seem good could help increase your capacity to live your life to the fullest. Join us at Chick-fil-A Leadercastas we learn to Simply Lead.

2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast Promo from GiANT Impact on Vimeo.
Speakers for this year’s event include:
•    Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
•    Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
•    Mike Krzyzewski, Head men’s basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA
•    John Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert
•    Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant
•    LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor
•    Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field
•    David Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert
•    Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009), via exclusive Simply Lead video interview


The assets included within this message were delivered to you in promotion of Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013.  Chick-fil-A supplied these materials.


 

Originally posted 2013-04-18 19:53:00.

Welcome to the Zoo!

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