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My Favorite Winter Hand Lotions

My Favorite Winter Hand Lotions During the winter,  my hands get very dry. It's caused by a combination of a few things, beyond my control, so finding lotions to use to prevent cracking, etc. has been my mission this year. Pictured above, are the four that I've narrowed down as My Favorite Winter Hand Lotions, on my couch. Why four? Each of them works well, in their own ways, on different issues I'm having. I've tried a multitude of lotions from the drugstore, some which work well during other times of the year. The guys are having their OWN skin…
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DIY Homemade Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Soap

DIY Homemade Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Soap The New England winters are harsh on my skin. I recently went to a local craft fair and purchased some handmade soaps from one of the vendors, and we spent some time talking about my skin needs, etc. After trying some of her soaps (they were fabulous!), I did see improvement. The only problem was that she only creates her soaps in the summer, and then sells them in the fall and winter, so she was out of stock. I considered buying some online from Etsy vendors, but she kept encouraging me to…
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DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub #Giveaway #FriendsgivingCranberryContest {Ends 12/19}

DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub My friends at the Cranberry Marketing Committee generously sent me a cranberry package, full of wonderful cranberry related items. I love finding new and creative ways to use things in my home. I decided to use the fresh cranberries to make a DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub, and I used the cranberry sauce to make a Cranberry Squares Dessert Dish! Friendsgiving fever is spreading quickly! The millennial alter-ego to Thanksgiving – Friendsgiving is the social party that is reshaping the traditional way we give thanks. In honor of this new American tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee is launching…
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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair 7 Day Trial #RapidSkinConfessionals

As I'm entering my fourth decade, I have begun to really notice a change in my skin. During my thirties, it was a gradual change, but in the past year or so, I've really started to notice more pronounced changes. Keeping my skin healthy, is a top priority to me. When I saw the opportunity to partner with Neutrogena to test out the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair and Ultra Sheer collections, available at CVS, I knew I had to give it a try. I took pictures each morning (make up free!), to show you the before, during, and after of…
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ChapStick® saves my lips! #Giveaway {Ends 3/25}

"All ChapStick® products deliver skincare for lips, but each product has its own benefits for every lip need." ChapStick® generously sent me a wonderful supply of their products recently, and luckily they arrived right as the weather was hitting a rough patch. My poor lips do not do well with the extreme cold temperatures we often have during New England winters, and I make a point of keeping a ChapStick® at my desk, in the living room, on my nightstand, in my purse, in the car, in my gym bag, and in the pocket of my coat. Between the wind and…
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World Vision Turquiose Necklace #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

Disclosure:  World Vision sent me this amazing turquoise jewelry set to review and it is stunning. Please go to the World Vision site and see what they do to help children, it’s incredible. A couple of years ago, I was at a conference, and met with some women who had been on a missions trip, and were able to see firsthand the difference that World Vision makes to some impoverished areas of the world. They shared stories, photographs, and I immediately knew that I wanted to help participate in some small way. For me, personally, helping children is something I've…
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Crabtree & Evelynn

Holiday Gift Guide: Crabtree & Evelyn *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Details: I am thrilled to share with you that Crabtree & Evelyn sent me one of their Memory Makers Hand Therapy Tins, featuring Fruit and Botanicals Hand Therapy, and a beautifully wrapped box of nail lacquer. I am a big fan of the Crabtree & Evelyn line of products, and was honored that they contacted me. The picture above, is the items they sent me. I first heard about this company years ago,…
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Family Dollar Vaseline #FDRapidRenewal

This post is brought to you by Vaseline and Family Dollar, as part of a campaign with Global Influence. Regardless, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Living in New England, winters are HARSH. We have all noticed a difference in our skin since moving here, and it gets very dry in the winter time with all the forced hot air necessary to stay warm. We have learned that it's better to be proactive in treating dry skin, before it gets cracked and starts bleeding. Vaseline brand products are honestly our preferred line of defense in battling this. My…
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Suave Family Perks $50 Walmart GC #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign for Suave Family Perks through Global Influence. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. We are a Suave family. My kids LOVE the 3 in 1 body wash/shampoo/conditioner and deodorant. They tried the Suave for Men because "We're growing up MOM!" but it didn't have the fruity smell they like, so back to the kids products they went :) They get really dry skin, especially on the tops of their hands during the harsh New England winters, so I keep Suave lotion in all the bathrooms for them to apply after they…
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