Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summer Camp: Burt Bees does Wonders for our Children

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How was your summer? Did you have a wonderful time with the family? I am aware that some are enjoying the last few days. It has been a whirlwind of vacation. I sure am looking to  next year as this year was full of activities but no break. Hope you all had a good break.

This past Summer, the kids had a whale of a time enjoying the sun the sea and the sand. They spend endless hours doing a whole lot of outdoor activities. I was very happy to receive some Summer Camp essentials as there are always some unwanted visitors to dampen the party. We were so happy to send the kids off to camp fully prepared for whatever comes their way with Burt’s Bees Outdoor Products.  

  1. Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent to ward of those buzzing pests  : $8.00 
  2. Burt’s Bees Bug Bite Relief to help sooth bites if they get you : $6.99 
  3. Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment to comfort bumps and bruises: $6.99
We had a safe and wonderful summer and hope you did too. Thanks to Burt Bees for looking after our wonderful family and hope you were also able to use this great product made with natural ingredients:

Castor Oil
Rosemary Oil
Lemongrass Oil
Cedar Oil
Peppermint Oil
Citronella Oil
Clove Oil
Geranium Oil

These are all marvelous ingredients found in one awesome product all for your family. Great work Burt Bees for the super work you do to keep us using healthy and natural products.

Disclosure: The product mention above was received to facilitate this review.  All opinions above are 100% mine and not influenced by anything or anyone. No Monetary compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's Back to School with Staples Review and Great Giveaway! #StaplesLessList

Hello One and All!

 It is that time of year again, Back to School and once again we are off to Staples with a Review and Giveaway! Spectacular with all those great adverts in the newspaper. It really made this year's shopping supply easy as we normally go to our favorite store for all our school supplies and buy the bulk and save for the whole school year.

We have been preparing for this time of the year as it is can be quite tiresome for most parent with many others doing their last minute shopping trying to make ends meet and attaining all the great deals for notebooks, markers, pencils, and all the supplies my children would need for the year. What was so marvelous was the fact that we received a number of items from Staples and was amazed when I found out it was $8.00 plus but less than $10! It was unbelievable!!! The children was really happy to receive this wonderful surprise.

This package was a great blessing and surely was a great help to our budget. This Staples Back to School Less List review was a wonderful intervention which I did not hesitate to be a participant. This little package contains many great quality products that we would normally buy and wonderful to learn at a bargain price. This is what we found in our little package of surprise. Guess how much for all these products?

Crayola Broad Markers
Crayola Fine Line Markers
Crayola Colored Pencils
Crayola Crayons (24 pack)
Bic Crystal Pens (10 pack)
1 Folder
1 Staples Notebook
1 Wide Ruled Composition Notebook
1 12 Pack of #2 Pencils
School Glue
3-Pack of erasers
Index Cards
Pencil Box

Bet you would enjoy some of these grand savings and no better place to get all these great brands and as expected the Staples brand are remarkable products. Hope you will take a look and take advantage of these beautiful bargains.

My little ones were so excited as they saw the various crayolas and erasers and composition books. Really these were all on our school book list and we enjoy the idea that it is economical and not break our budget.

Now for an Awesome Giveaway!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

August 12: World Elephant Day, Support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign


I hope you’re having a great week so far! 

My family and I are supporters for the Wildlife Conservation Society. My daughter's dream is to one day be a participant, contribute and be a part of this initiative to protect animals from extinction. We love these gentle giants and at this time asking you to be a participant and support this campaign. 

Espero que estés pasando un gran semana hasta ahora!

Mi familia y yo somos partidarios de la Sociedad para la Conservación de la Vida Silvestre. Mi hija del sueño es llegar a ser un día un participante, contribuir y ser parte de esta iniciativa para proteger a los animales en peligro de extinción. Nos encanta estos gentiles gigantes y en este momento
pidiéndole ser un participante y apoyar esta campaña.

World Elephant Day is August 12 and we want to implement a viral program to support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign. This initiative focuses on protecting forest elephants from extinction through awareness and legislation. More than 35,000 elephants are killed by poachers each year for their ivory and the goal of the campaign is to stop the killing, demand and trafficking of elephant ivory. There are a number of ways you can be a part of this and spread the word. The more you do the more awareness we can raise!

El Día del Elefante mundial es el 12 de agosto y queremos poner en práctica un programa viral para apoyar la Sociedad de Conservación de la Vida Silvestre con la campaña de 96 Elefantes.  Esta iniciativa se centra en proteger los elefantes de bosque en peligro de extinción a través de la sensibilización y la legislación. Más de 35.000 elefantes mueren cada año por los cazadores furtivos por su marfil y el objetivo de la campaña es poner fin a la matanza, la demanda y el tráfico de marfil de elefante. Hay varios modos que puede ser una parte de esto y extender la palabra. ¡Cuanto más lo haga más conciencia podemos plantear!
“If we do not act, we will have to shamefully admit to our children that we stood by as elephants were driven out of existence.”  Samantha Strindberg Wildlife Conservation Society

This is one of the most important events of the year for WCS, Please support this cause!

Now, more than ever we need your support for a cause that is very important for the Wildlife Conservation Society – 96 Elephants. The 96 Elephants campaign, named for the number of elephants currently gunned down each day by poachers, focuses on: securing effective U.S. moratorium laws; bolstering elephant protection with additional funding; and educating the public about the link between ivory consumption and the elephant poaching crisis. You can learn more about 96 Elephants at the official site, www.96elephants.org.  

Este es uno de los eventos más importantes del año para WCS, por favor, apoye esta causa! Ahora, más que nunca, necesitamos de su apoyo a una causa que es muy importante para la Sociedad para la Conservación de la Vida Silvestre - 96 elefantes. La campaña 96 elefantes, que lleva el nombre de el número de elefantes que actualmente baleado cada día por los cazadores furtivos, se centra en asegurar leyes de moratoria estadounidenses eficaces; el aliento de protección del elefante con financiación adicional; y la educación del público sobre la relación entre consumo de marfil y el elefante hirviendo crisis. Puede aprender más aproximadamente 96 Elefantes en la página oficial, www.96elephants.org.

Here’s how you can help, Be a part of History, be a participant:

Aquí es cómo usted puede ayudar, ser parte de la historia, ser un participante:
·         Let the kids get creative and color in their own elephant, using a special template; take a picture of their masterpiece and share on social media using the hashtag #elphie
·         Print out elephant masks for the entire family and take pictures of yourselves wearing the masks, then upload them to social media using the hashtag #elphie. Here’s a link to print the mask: http://bit.ly/1s1IZTr

Deja que los niños sean creativos y color en su elefante, utilizando una plantilla especial; tomar una foto de su obra maestra y compartir en las redes sociales usando el hashtag #elphie
·         On August 12, World Elephant Day, change your social profile picture to be one of you in the elephant mask and include the caption “join the herd” along with a link to the 96 Elephants information page: http://pages.96elephants.org/wed/

Imprima las máscaras de elefante para toda la familia y tomar fotos de sí mismos con las máscaras, luego subirlas a las redes sociales usando el hashtag #elphie. Aquí hay un enlace para imprimir la máscara: http://bit.ly/1s1IZTr

 ·         Go to 96elephants.org and sign-up and take the pledge to not buy ivory and support the US ban (and state bans) against ivory sales.

En el 12 de agosto, día mundial del elefante, cambiar tu foto de perfil social para ser uno de ustedes en la máscara de elefante e incluir la leyenda "Únete a la manada" junto con un enlace a la página de información de elefantes 96: http://pages.96elephants.org/wed/
·         Donate a tweet or Facebook post to the cause via Thunderclap and help spread the word together, all at once, on World Elephant Day. Let us join this great cause

Ir a 96elephants.org y registrarse y tomar la promesa de no comprar marfil y apoyar la interdicción de los E.E.U.U. (y las prohibiciones estatales) contra las ventas de marfil.
·         Visit the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, or other WCS parks on World Elephant Day or anytime during the week of August 12-17 and show your support by wearing grey and participating in elephant themed educational activities.

Donar un tweet o mensaje de Facebook a través del trueno y ayudar a difundir la palabra junto, a la vez, el día mundial del elefante la causa. Unámonos a esta gran causa thndr.it/1kqIbYo
·         Download the 96 Elephants advocacy tool kit and take part in all you can!

Descarga el kit de herramientas de promoción de elefantes 96 y participar en todo lo que puedas!
·         Follow 96 Elephants on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

Siga 96 elefantes en los medios sociales: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

Disclosure: I was provided with the information in this post by Wildlife Conservation Society. No compensation was received.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

ViveMejor: Cool Down with these Summer Beverages!

Hello to one and all!

Strawberry Frostea

So how are you keep up with the heat or is it the rain? Smiling. Are you enjoying this summer season? We bet you are! Are you and your little one drinking enough water? Will share one of my Vive Mejor favorite drink with you. It sure will keep the little one happy and asking for more.

Strawberry Frostea


  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup Lipton® Lemon Sweetened Iced Tea Mix
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients. Process until smooth. Serve in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh mint sprigs.

We understand, though, that the heat can be overwhelming at times, so it’s extremely important to stay hydrated all day long. To vary your routine water beverage, Vive Mejor shows you how to easily prepare these delectable, mouthwatering drinks that will definitely cool you down.
Any one up for a Tamarind Cooler?

Tamarind Cooler

Tamarind Cooler


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (12 oz.) tamarind juice
  • 1/3 cup Lipton® Green Tea Sweetened Iced Tea Mix


  1. In pitcher, combine all ingredients; chill. Stir and serve in ice-filled glasses. Garnish, if desired, with fresh mint sprigs.
Here is another tasty drink with Lipton® Green Tea with Natural Citrus Sweetened Iced Tea Mix.You  can even enjoy dessert with a refreshing touch with a Minty Chocolate Tea Granita or try a Tropical Caribbean Tea Punch and /or Sparkling Pomegranate Tea Punch? Wherever this summer takes you, Vivemejor.com offers you a wide selection of quick and easy beverages your entire family will enjoy.

Have a wonderful day and let’s hydrate!

Hope you enjoy and drink lots of liquid everyday! Keep Healthy & Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Disclosure: The recipes and pictures in this post were shared by Vive Mejor. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced by anyone.