Zane is rocking in his Cozy Cub One Step Ahead Snow Suit!

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logo Zane is rocking in his Cozy Cub One Step Ahead Snow Suit! Zane officially began taking ski lessons this year. He has always looked up to big sister Hayley skiing but he can finally do it himself now. While he had all the necessary ski gear, the one thing he did not have was a great jacket or snowsuit. Thanks to One Step Ahead, Zane is all ready to hit the ski slopes with the Cozy Cub collection.10801869 10152985708699356 6598930657939024094 n1 Zane is rocking in his Cozy Cub One Step Ahead Snow Suit!

One Step Ahead specializes in their Cozy Cub collection which features a wide array of winter items for the cold and dreary months. One Step Ahead knows that your kids can never be too bundled up, and with that thought, they invented the Cozy Cub Collection. They have a large plethora of products from snowsuits, to jackets, to mittens, to fleece hats, and so much more!

One Step Ahead sent us the Boys Cozy Cub Thinsulate Jacket.  This is the ideal winter jacket and is made for boys and girls. This jacket allows your kid the qualities of quality, warmth, and technology! They use only premium materials, including a rugged, waterproof nylon shell, high-tech Thinsulate ™ core for non-bulky warmth, and superior YKK zipper. There is a 2 inch hem that is added to the cuffs to your children can grow with the jacket.  Thoughtful details include cozy, fleece-lined pockets to warm little hands and adjustable, face-framing hood. With mitten clips, photo ID pocket, and tissue pocket, this jacket has everything you will ever want and need in a snow jacket. You can also buy a separate zip-in fleece jacket for extra warmth.Screen Shot 2015 01 25 at 4.04.57 PM Zane is rocking in his Cozy Cub One Step Ahead Snow Suit!

With the matching Cozy Cub Thinsulate Snow Pants, Zane is all ready to hit the slopes. The pants are your traditional bib set that feature a non-bulky Thinsulate ™ core, soft fleece lining, stay put stirrups, and articulated knees for range of motion.  It also features a 2 inch hem that grows with your child. That is correct- It is very hard for your child to outgrow the Cozy Cub Snow Pants. I have a feeling that this jacket and bib pants, will last us quite a while through the years.Screen Shot 2015 01 25 at 4.04.27 PM Zane is rocking in his Cozy Cub One Step Ahead Snow Suit!

The Cozy Cub line is made for kids from 18 months to 8 years old. Be sure to check out the entire line on One Step Ahead today!

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Don’t Call Me Ma’am Skin Care Line Review and Giveaway of the Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer!

*We received samples for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

There is a brand new skin care line out called Don’t Call Me Ma’am and it is absolutely wonderful! This line consists of eleven products for the face and body that have been created with ingredients that are good for you. That is right- there is no parabens, sulfates, or harsh chemicals. Whatever is in the line, you will feel perfectly safe putting on your body. Even the packaging is good for the earth, created by 100 percent recyclables and attitude that is good for everyone’s soul.113282 DontCallMeMaam HP 2015 0122 NGG2 Don’t Call Me Ma’am Skin Care Line Review and Giveaway of the Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer!

Founders Ilene Ruvinsky and Kathleen Spitzer created Don’t Call Me Ma’am after constantly seeing beauty products tout flashy ingredients with overblown promises that made them feel like they needed to fix something about themselves. The products they have developed instead celebrate what is smart, sexy, surprising and thriving in the beating heart of today’s woman. They believe that women are living their lives to the fullest, and need high quality skin care products to ensure healthy skin that they don’t have to worry about. Ma’am is a label, a remnant of a by-gone era that deserves to be tossed into the dust bin of history!

The first product we got was the Don’t Call Me Ma’am Everyday Cleanser. I use this every am and pm before bed.  Gently wash away your day or night along with makeup, dirt, and residue. You simply use a small pea size amount and it will leave your face clean, skin toned, and bright.  This 36 year old looks a lot younger at heart when using these wonderful products. Screen Shot 2015 01 25 at 11.18.43 AM Don’t Call Me Ma’am Skin Care Line Review and Giveaway of the Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer!

Next up, I use the In Balance Toner.  Bring your skin back to its natural state of Zen with this calming toner. Just a few sprays will rebalance your skin’s pH levels and protect against inflammation. I use this right after the cleanser and before I follow up on my moisturizer.Screen Shot 2015 01 25 at 11.19.32 AM Don’t Call Me Ma’am Skin Care Line Review and Giveaway of the Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer!

After I am done, I use the Face Love Moisturizer.  Love the skin you are in with this luxurious, everyday moisturizer. This naturally hydrating formula binds moisture to the skin and promotes soft and supple tissue. This moisturizer glides on so wonderfully on my skin.Screen Shot 2015 01 25 at 11.27.53 AM Don’t Call Me Ma’am Skin Care Line Review and Giveaway of the Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer!

Be sure to check out the Don’t Call Me Ma’am Skin Care line today and be sure to check it out on Zulilly this weekend!!

Win it: One winner will receive all three of these wonderful products. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me why product from DCMM you like the best in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling it out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS… JANUARY 26TH IS BLUE MONDAY!

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PSYCHOLOGIST & BEHAVIOR CHANGE EXPERT
DR. GARY FOSTER
EXPLAINS THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR MOOD AND HOW IT CAN AFFECT YOUR WINTER GOALS!

Many of us have fallen victim to the wrath of winter and already have let our cold weather blues bust our goals for the New Year. The first ever Blue Monday – January 24, 2005 – was established as a marketing idea for a travel company to boost sales during the winter. Psychologist Cliff Arnall produced a formula based on factors such as weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since giving up on our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action. Some argue that there’s no such thing, but there’s no doubt that this is a tough time of year and – this year’s Blue Monday – January 26 – is a great time to talk about the things that get us down and how to get back on track.

If you are among the millions who started 2015 with a goal to be healthier, Dr. Gary Foster, Chief Scientific Officer at Weight Watchers, will be available to help you beat your cold weather blues. In the video posted above, Dr. Foster discusses:

How your mood affects your commitment to winter goals
The reasons why your brain gravitates towards food for comfort
Tips to keep you on track for your winter goals

About Dr. Gary Foster, Chief Scientific Officer at Weight Watchers
Dr. Foster is a psychologist, obesity investigator and behavior change expert with more than 160 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity to his name. Dr. Foster’s research interests include the prevention, behavioral determinants, treatments, and effects of obesity in adults and children. He was previously the Director of the Center of Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia and served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In his role as Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Foster oversees Weight Watchers science-based program, all clinical research initiatives, and continued program advances.

 

 

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Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

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DSC 0446 682x1024 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!Pop Secret is THE popcorn in our house. We’ve tried several different brands, but we always come back to our good old standby, Pop Secret. It’s delicious, and it’s a great addition to our family nights. It doesn’t matter if we’re having a movie night, building forts, having a mini staycation, or – sometimes – a combination of all three, Pop Secret is always part of it. I don’t know what it is about a big bowl of hot fluffy popcorn, but it always makes my husband and I feel like kids again, and it puts the kids in a great mood.DSC 0421 1024x682 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

Movies, Pop Secret, and Forts. Oh my!

DSC 0423 682x1024 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!Last weekend, my husband and I decided that a little family time was long overdue. I live in Rhode Island, and the winters up here can be miserable. The kids love playing in the snow, but really, how cold can I let them get? Traveling in the cold is a bummer, so we decided it was time for a mini weekend staycation. Now, there are three things that constitute a good time in our house: movies, forts, and Pop Secret.DSC 0426 1024x682 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

Phase one was movies. We have a streaming movie service, so we had our two oldest kids – our third is far too young – make lists of different movies and shows they’d like to see. That in itself was a good time. They were so excited to sit down and list out all of their favorites. They sat together for at least an hour just thinking about their favorites, with tons of, “Oh yeah, that one!” and “I don’t like it so much, but you do. Let’s put it in.” Ah, the sound of brother and sister bonding time. Phase one successful.unnamed6 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

Phase two was Pop Secret. We already had a box, but we figured we’d make it an adventure for the kids. So we packed up the kids and drove to our local store to pick out our favorite flavors and maybe a few new ones. Again, this was a drawn out process with much excitement and babble on the kids part. We even had a $1.00 off coupon that we downloaded from Pop Secret’s website. It was great! In the end, we came home fully stocked with Pop Secret Double Butter, Cheddar, Kettle Corn, and Sweet and Crunchy Kettle Corn. Phase two successful. Things were looking good.

Phase three was forts. Now, I know that every kid in the known universe loves forts, but I can’t think of any kid who loves them quite as much as mine. They do more than just build forts. We actually have a ready made black fort that the kids hibernate in. Seriously, once they go in, you might as well wait for Spring. We decided to go whole hog for the forts. We pulled out the ready made fort, grabbed some chairs, sheets, and pillows and went to work. This was one of the best parts of our Pop Secret staycation weekend.

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The kids were so excited to build another fort with their dad complete with blankets and chairs.  It was nice to see them working together and going on and on about how it would be the best fort in the history of forts and how watching a movie inside of it was going to be the best thing ever. Phase three successful. We were go for mission launch.DSC 0428 1024x682 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

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By the time the kids had finished making their movie list, we’d finished our shopping, and the forts were constructed, it was already getting dark. I had to stop and look around. Everything was going according to plan, and I was sure that it was going to be the best staycation weekend ever.DSC 04341 682x1024 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

While my husband fired up the television and the streaming goodness, I fired up the microwave. Again, I figured why skimp? By the time my husband and the kids were settled into the “Epic Fort of Epicness” – my husband’s title for our viewing fort – I had returned with four big bowls of our Double Butter, Cheddar, Kettle Corn, and Sweet and Crunchy Kettle Corn. It was a wonderful night filled with giggles, hugs, kisses, and #PopSecretForts. It was an absolute blast! The best part? We did it all over again the next night. Best. Weekend. Ever.DSC 0432 682x1024 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

Be sure to check out Pop Secret today and build your own fort. Also, have some fun with the popcorn by adding sprinkles and food coloring. In no time at all, you have popcorn fun for all!DSC 0443 1024x682 Pop Up Some Fun with Pop Secret!

 

 

 

 

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Saturday’s Top Five Blog Hop- Come Link up Any Cute or Funny Post! See What My Kids Said This Week!

Happy weekend everyone! It is supposed to be snowing pretty badly tomorrow so hopefully I will get cute pics of the kids in their snow gear. As always, come link up any cute or funny post. Definitely check out the other blogs who link up as they all provide a great laugh. Feel free to take my button or share on social media, although this is not necessary, just appreciated.dentistmelsbbutton2 Saturdays Top Five Blog Hop  Come Link up Any Cute or Funny Post! See What My Kids Said This Week!

My top five laughs:

5.  We were driving this week and I told Hayley we could listen to the radio. I turned on the local pop station and she knew so many more songs than I did. She even know the words of some songs that I did not know existed. Weird!

4. The kids are dying to play in the snow. A few mornings it was snowing slightly (think 1/2 inch) and they proceeded to put on full snow gear. I had to disappoint them that it was barely flaking.

3. I told Hayley to watch Taylor when I was showering. When I was in the shower, I heard Hayley say to Taylor, “Taylor why are you always smiling!” It melted my heart!

2. I have to go for a MRI of my leg tonight and Hayls asked if she could come. I asked why and she said she wanted to see the big SpaceShip machines. She is crazy!

1. This face!10947286 10153007166319356 770726855257157589 n Saturdays Top Five Blog Hop  Come Link up Any Cute or Funny Post! See What My Kids Said This Week!

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