Perfect Summer Wine: Brancott Estate Flight Song

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When choosing wine, I tend to prefer white wine. I can be pretty picky about the white wines that I choose - as I prefer full-bodied, high quality, flavorful wines. Trying out Brancott Estate Flight Song Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc really surprised me. Why? Because not only are Flight Song Wines crisp, great tasting and full-bodied, they also happen to be 20% lighter in calories. I've tried light wines before without much luck. I found most to be lacking in flavor and just 'missing' something. With Flight Song Wines from Brancott Estate, the only thing you'll be missing is some extra calories. The flavor and quality rival some of my most favorite wines. It's officially my favorite wine for this summer! Some More Info on Flight Song Wines These ... [read more]

Anti-Aging: 5 Tips for Younger Looking Eyes

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Motherhood and blogging. I can easily say that these have been two of the best things in my life in the last few years. But the hard work that BOTH comes with has taken a toll, most noticeably, on my eyes. Whether it's a sleepless night from a teething baby or blogging late into the night (because thats the only time it's quiet), the effects are obvious. Under eye circles, the beginnings of crows feet, dryness, puffiness, and tired looking eyes. I realize that I must step-up my eye care routine, both with daily fixes and eye creams with anti-aging effects. Below are five of the things I do help my eyes look their best. 5 Tips : Making Your Eyes Look Younger 1. Find the Right Anti-Aging Eye Creams I like to use products that contain Retinol, which can help reduce wrinkles and stimulate collagen. A best bet is RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream. If you are sensitive to Retinol, this also comes in a Sensitive Formula. Whichever formula you choose, these creams will help to reduce the ... [read more]

RoC Skincare Package (Valued at $143) Giveaway #Eyes4NYC #ad

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Anti-aging eye care. It's one of those things I need to start taking more seriously. I take good care of my skin, but I'm pretty sure I'm neglecting these tired eyes. If I'm not up late staring at this screen, meeting deadlines, then I'm up with a teething or tired two-year old. RoC brand, already a favorite of mine, has made it easy for a busy mom, like me, to ensure I'm doing all I can for my eyes. With their line of eye creams and correctives, I can start to ease the effects of life and aging on these eyes!  But better than telling you about them, I get to offer you a chance to try them all out.   Thanks to #CollectiveBias, and Duane Reade,  I was able to participate in a shop to try out RoC Brand Skincare products for the eyes (look for it next week!) and hold a giveaway for my readers. Giveaway One winner will win an amazing prize package worth an estimated retail value of $143.94. Prize Package Details: The prize will consist of: RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® ... [read more]

Maggie Whitley Designs : Caroline-Made Basic Pouch & Starbucks GC Giveaway

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Caroline-Made is the latest in handmade beauties from designer, Maggie Whitley of Maggie Whitley Designs. If it sounds familiar, Maggie formerly blogged and sewed under 'Gussy Sews.' Her signature ruffles won me over long ago and she's had quite the inspiring story of a woman in business and handmade seller. Maggie Whitley Designs is now the home to The Gussy Club and Caroline-Made.  Caroline-Made This amazing handmade accessory collection features the Everyday Bag, the Pencil Pouch and the Basic Pouch. All are made with the most gorgeous fabrics - and sewn with the best quality and attention to detail. I love everything from the Caroline Made suede tag on the front of the pouch to the fabric lining. When I saw the collection, I had my eye on the Pencil Pouch 201 (floral) but had to order an extra Basic Pouch (in blue) for my Spring giveaway. See, I thought of you all! I'll be using my Pencil Pouch as a clutch to throw in the diaper bag or my larger bag this spring ... [read more]

Word Construction Set from Learning Resources & Giveaway

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Learning Resources never stops creating the best educational toys. As a teacher, I was always itching get my hands on their latest toys for the classrooms. And now, as a mom, I love that I can share these fun, learning toys with my kids. Word Construction Set The Word Construction Set is made up of 6 bolts & 30 printed "nuts." My son loved the theme of this toy! And that's something I have grown to love about the Learning Resources toys for toddlers and preschoolers. The toy has educational benefits that actually grow with the child. On top of that, the clever, fun designs lend these toys to imaginative play, as well. For example, my 4.5 year old loved playing with these as nuts and bolts - but then we enjoyed switching over to building words. He has a lot of fun sounding the words out and I, as the former reading teacher, loved that I could create word families and teach him to sound out these words. Eventually, I know he'll be building and reading his own words!  You can ... [read more]

Chicken, Spinach and Bean Quesadillas

Chicken, Spinach and Bean Quesadillas

I love this quesadilla recipe for an easy family meal. It's so delicious and one of the few meals everyone in this house agrees upon. My daughters love to eat the filling for these quesadillas, which is made up of spinach, chicken, beans, peppers and onions. Alone or in the quesadillas, this is just one of those meals that everyone will love. If you want to change it up and try a different, healthier version of your favorite restaurant quesadilla, look no further. This recipe is out of this world - OMG good. 5.0 from 1 reviews Print Chicken, Spinach and Bean Quesadilla Author: Stephanie C. - Adapted from The Other Side of 50 Recipe type: Appetizer or Meal Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  1 hour 5 mins Serves: 3-4   This quesadilla recipe has the right balance of healthy veggies, beans and cheese. You'll love these for an appetizer, meal or entertaining. Ingredients 2 cups cooked, diced chicken ... [read more]