Sunday, July 16, 2017

Palmolive Ultra Strength Dish Liquid: Now with Even More Cleaning Power!

When I think about Palmolive dish soap, the first thing that comes to mind is grease-fighting power while being gentle on the hands. For years, people have known that Palmolive does a great job of cleaning your dishes, but won't give your hands a harsh workout. So, while Palmolive dish soap was always great, Palmolive has actually managed to make their product even better with 20% more active ingredients to battle grease, while still leaving your hands soft.

We have a dishwasher, so I naturally put many of our dishes in there to be cleaned, but none of our greasy pots and pans are allowed in the dishwasher. Therefore, our family needs a product that makes the dreaded chore of cleaning cookware as easy as possible. Thanks to new Palmolive Ultra Strength Dish Liquid, clean-up is a breeze after making a delicious dinner. All of our greasy pots and pans clean up beautifully with Palmolive, and it dissolves the grease quickly and easily.

Palmolive Ultra Strength Dish Liquid comes in five sizes, so it's perfect for anyone, from the single apartment dweller to the large family. It's certainly been perfect for our family! If you haven't tried Palmolive Dish Liquid for a while, or if you're already a fan, I hope you'll pick up the new Palmolive Ultra Strength Dish Liquid and give it a try! I think you'll be impressed by its cleaning power!



Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 15-21, 2017)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! If you're hosting giveaways on your blog or website, please feel free to share them with us in the linky and post a link to this page on your social media sites. If you're hoping to find ways to win great prizes, you've come to the right place! Bookmark this page and come back daily to see what giveaways have been added to the linky, as well as to my right sidebar. Good luck, and have a great week!







Cool Science Experiments for Kids Book Tour: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card


Children’s Learning and Education
Date Published: June 2017

With this book, all you need to do is gather a few household items, and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. Meant for kids between ages six to ten, it is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction book for children. It introduces kids to the magic of motion, energy, chemistry, art, games, math fun; understanding basic scientific principles; and, most importantly, having a blast making them. Inside this book, you will find projects that burst, glow, erupt, spin, run, tick and more!

There is also a BONUS: a FREE, downloadable book on young kid inventors and their inventions.

About the Author


Sumita Mukherjee is a NASA STEM-certified leader and children’s book author. She has been fortunate enough to travel around the globe, explore many countries and meet different people. Mysteries and adventures have been captured from there in the form of Keiko and Kenzo’s travel adventure series. These books are to inspire young readers to know and appreciate various countries, develop a love for discovery and learn about the world around them. Her series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) books encourages kids to invent and explore, to empower themselves and see themselves as world leaders and problem solvers. Her books celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children's imaginations! Sumita currently lives in Toronto with her family.

Her website, WizKids.Club, was created with a vision to raise the next generation of creative leaders. WizKids.Club offers highly engaging kids activities, educational books, experiments, hands-on projects, DIYs, travel stories and engineering books perfect for children 4-12 years to spark creativity and scientific learning.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Celebrate the Day of Joy with 5 Tips for Finding Joy in Your Life and a Giveaway for a Joy Book Basket!

Today, we are celebrating the Day of Joy in conjunction with the publication of The Joy Plan by Kaia Roman! Read on for ways to bring joy into your life today, and every day, and enter for a chance to win a Joy Book Basket.

5 Tips to Finding Joy in Your Life, and How to Start Today!

A few years ago, my business crashed, and my self-esteem hit an all-time low. Although there are far worse fates than the failure of a business, it felt like the last straw in a long string of failures in my life that all pointed to my inability to do anything right.

As I sunk into depression, my friend Niko suggested that if I focused on making joy my top priority for one month, my entire life would turn around. With no job, no plan, and no other ideas, I decided to give it a try.

For 30 days, I went after joy from all angles—from the scientific to the spiritual, and everything in between. I tried every tool and trick that was recommended in every self-help book I could get my hands on. It was remarkable to see what worked and what didn’t.

And yes, Niko was right. After 30 days, I had experienced enough changes in my life that I was able to not only continue my Joy Plan, but to write a book about the extraordinary events that took place in the six months that followed (The Joy Plan, Sourcebooks, available here).

The Joy Plan has become a way of life for me now, and the discoveries I made during my experiment are now my everyday practices. The good news is, you don’t need to take 30 days or make major changes in your life to do these things—they are simple enough that you can start today!

1. Embrace Mindfulness
Today, I teach a research-based Mindfulness curriculum to elementary school children. Because I’m a total science geek, to me, mindfulness is all about physiology. It’s about doing whatever it takes to bring your attention to the present moment, into your body, and out of your chattering mind. And it’s been shown to have multiple health and brain benefits.

2. Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude
I start each day with 10-15 minutes of gratitude, either by writing in my gratitude notebook or simply reciting in my mind what I’m grateful for. This helps me get into the right headspace for whatever the day will bring. It is impossible for our brains to be in a state of appreciation and fear simultaneously, so I do my best to appreciate like crazy as often as possible.

3. Practice Acts of Kindness
Being kind to others feels good. In fact, it releases dopamine in the brain. It helps take our attention off of our own troubles, and also creates a feeling of interconnectedness. I try to do something kind every day, whether that’s as small as smiling to everyone I see or a big as making a donation to my favorite charity.

4. Focus on Solutions Rather than Problems
It took me some time to break the ingrained habit I had of frequently complaining, but making this shift has had a huge effect on my mental state. Instead of complaining now, whenever there’s something I’m unhappy about, I use my urge to complain as a springboard to create something new—to focus on a solution rather than a problem.

5. When in Doubt, Laugh
Laughter really is the best medicine, but the truth is, I’m a pretty serious person. I like scientific research, philosophical discussions, and big ideas. So I have to make an effort to create more laughter in my life. I make it a goal to laugh (by myself or with others) at least a few times a day, and I use whatever means necessary! (Smiling works, too.)

Unfortunately, joy doesn’t come easily for everyone. But with practice and repetition, joy is a habit that anyone can cultivate. As we shift our mental habits, we change our experience of life.

ABOUT THE BOOK
As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, Kaia Roman always had a plan. But when her biggest plan, the business she cofounded, collapsed, Kaia found herself crushed by depression. And what felt even worse was that, with a husband and two kids relying on her to get out of bed, she didn’t have a plan to move forward.

Determined to turn her life around and put her ingrained habits of stress and anxiety behind her, Kaia decided to put everything else on hold and dedicate thirty days to the singular pursuit of joy. The results were astonishing—and lasted much longer than the initial month-long project.

In The Joy Plan, Kaia uses her business savvy to create a concrete plan to get back on her feet fast. Using scientific research on hormones, neurotransmitters, and mindfulness, along with the daily dedication to creating a more joyful existence, Kaia teaches readers how to move past temporary happiness and succeed in creating joy that lasts.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kaia is the author of the new book, The Joy Plan (Sourcebooks, July 2017). She teaches Mindfulness to elementary-school students in Santa Cruz, California, and is a blogger for mindbodygreen and other sites. She writes about how she went fromjoyless and anxious to grateful and optimistic so she can remember how she did it if she forgets.She’s also a communications consultant to some of Silicon Valley’s largest companies. For everyday joy and mindfulness tips, sign up for Kaia’s newsletter at TheJoyPlan.com. You’ll find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Winners in June 2017

Max 2: White House Hero (Blu-ray)


Congratulations to the winner: Danielle H.!

Columbia Boxer Briefs


Congratulations to the winner: Jae P.!

Stepping on Cheerios, by Betsy Singleton Snyder and $75 Visa Cash Card


Congratulations to the winner: Sharon Extine!


Friday, July 07, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 8-14, 2017)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! If you're hosting giveaways on your blog or website, please feel free to share them with us in the linky and post a link to this page on your social media sites. If you're hoping to find ways to win great prizes, you've come to the right place! Bookmark this page and come back daily to see what giveaways have been added to the linky, as well as to my right sidebar. Good luck, and have a great week!







Saturday, July 01, 2017

Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win a Set of Karen Neuburger Women's Pajamas ($66 Value)


Welcome to the Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox.com, and co-hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It! Every blogger participating in this hop is giving away a gift that you might want Santa to bring you for Christmas. Fortunately, if you win a prize in this hop, Santa will be visiting in July!

One of the gifts that you can always count on from Santa Claus is a new pair of pajamas, which is why I'm giving one lucky winner a beautiful pair of women's pajamas from Karen Neuburger! It may be Christmas in July, but there's no snow on the ground, so these pajamas are perfect for summer weather with short sleeves and capri pants.



Aren't they pretty? I love Karen Neuburger pajamas because they are always super-soft so I sleep very comfortably in them. They're 60% cotton and 40% polyester, so they wash up beautifully, wrinkle-free and still with vibrant color! The pair I have is pink with white polka-dots, edged in white piping. There are other gorgeous patterns and colors, too! The Karen Neuburger pajamas in my collection have always fit true to size and kept their shape after repeated washings. These are high-quality pajamas that will last a long time!

You can find Karen Neuburger pajamas at stores like Belk, Lord & Taylor and Dillards. Click here to find other retailers. You can follow Karen Neuburger on the following sites, too.


GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a Karen Neuburger women's pajamas set in her choice of size. (Color or pattern may vary.) Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on July 15, 2017.

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Now hop around to the other blogs in this hop for the chance to win more great prizes!









MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations. I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 1-7, 2017)

Welcome to July and the celebration of Independence Day! Let's have some fun and enter some giveaways! Bookmark this page and visit daily to see what new giveaways have been added to the linky. Visit my right sidebar, too, where you'll find a TON of opportunities for you to win gift cards and more! If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it with us below. And be sure to share these great contests with your friends on social media so they can join in the fun, too. Happy 4th of July!







Enjoy These Free Summer Road-Trip Activities from DreamWorks Animation

Are you and your family embarking on a road trip this summer? Before you can hear the words "We're bored!" from the back seat, whip out this awesome 23-page activities booklet from your friends at DreamWorks Animation! It features many of your kids' favorite characters from shows such as Spirit: Riding Free, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dragons: Race to the Edge, Dinotrux, and more! Just click on the picture below to download and print the PDF.