Spring 2015 Line ~ Haiku Bags Stride [Giveaway]

Haiku Bags Stride in Canyon

The Spring 2015 line from Haiku Bags is now available, with some great new designs being offered, and new fun colors!  If you aren't familiar with this brand, Haiku uses recycled material fabric to make cute bags with lots of convenient and well-designed features.  They find poetic inspiration for their designs from the beauty of natural landscapes, made to support your active life. Haiku Bags are durable, and their signature style is a combination of using high-performing fabrics, well-placed straps and pockets, detailed embroidery, and bold, energetic color.  New for Spring 2015 is the Haiku Bags Stride, which I've been using for a few weeks now.  Here's a little about it's features, and why you'll love this great little bag. Haiku Bags Stride The Haiku Bags Stride is an exciting addition to the Haiku lineup.  For all those times when you need a wallet... but also a few more vital items along, too!  Although the Stride's got a sleek profile, it has a pleasantly surprising … [Read more...]

Win a Basket of CLIF Kid Nutritional Snacks [Giveaway, Ended 3/20]

CLIF Kid ZFruit Basket Giveaway

CLIF Kid wants to help you hop, skip, and jump into Spring!  My family is a fan of the ease, flavor and healthy content of CLIF Kid nutritional snacks. Both Zbar and Zbar Protein offer kids chocolaty, organic whole grain goodness.  Zfruit is 100% real fruit twisted into a fun rope shape—the perfect tangy and chewy alternative to jelly beans.  And Zfruit & Veggie has organic ingredients, which includes sneaky fiber and vegetables kids will never even have to know about! CLIF Kid Nutritional Snacks Here's a look at some of the CLIF Kid Nutritional Snacks for Spring: CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Ideal for lunchboxes, after-school or post-practice snacks, Zbar Protein contributes to kids’ daily intake of protein (5g), which is important for growth. And, made with organic whole grains, Zbar Protein offers necessary nutrients that are essential for growing kids but are often lacking in their diets – it is an excellent source of calcium and a good source of fiber, … [Read more...]

World Vision Gift Ideas & Balinese Necklace [Giveaway, Ended 12/10]

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If you aren't familiar with them, World Vision offers a fantastic concept in gift giving. Featuring more than 250 items which are available either online or from their print catalog, each purchase you make will help improve the quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. Browsing their catalog is heart warming, full of beaming, smiling faces hoping for a chance to go to school, have clean water become available nearby, or to welcome a new goat to the family! Yes, those are real things you can purchase through World Vision, and donate to a family or child in need. Here's a cool example. For $35, you can donate 5 ducks to a hungry family in the Phillipines! They'll benefit from hundreds of large, protein-rich eggs all year long. Extra duck eggs and hatched ducklings can be sold to buy medicine or help send a child to school. A duck also offers valuable down-feathers, famous for their thermal insulation and padding — great for use … [Read more...]

Travel Packing Makeover by Travelon [Giveaway, Ended 10/27]

Travelon Packing Campaign Makeover Prize Package

Being a savvy, hassle-free traveler these days means being organized, and traveling light. The bad news is, that can be very challenging. The good news is, there are many great travel organization products out there that can help a great deal - including those offered by Travelon. This month I've teamed up with Travelon to identify some of their best selling travel accessories, toiletry bags, and organizers to help give you a travel packing makeover, so you can start packing smarter. Travelon Travel Accessories, Toiletry Bags, and Organizers Let's start with your accessories.  Have a tendency to pack way too much jewelry?  Or have a hard time finding those small pieces in your suitcase?  Try out the compact, organized solution offered by this cute Folding Jewelry Organizer.  It has plenty of zippered compartments, clear vinyl to see contents, a snap down ring strap, and even a place to hook your earrings.   (Which I thought was kind of silly at first, but I tried it on my last … [Read more...]

Healthy Skin Lifestyle With Skin Authority [Giveaway, Ended 10/15]

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Between being conscious of my aging, and my history of having facial skin cancer, I take skin care and protection fairly seriously.  I'm a firm believer that having a good skin care regimen definitely pays off in a "more-youthful-than-your-real-age" appearance (who doesn't want that?!)  And please tell me that by now you are all using sun protection on your face!  So, so important and easy to do. Had I ever had a personal skin coach before?  No, no I had not.  Enter the healthy skin lifestyle offered by Skin Authority - which includes your own personal skin coaching session for free.  This complimentary skin consultation can help determine which products would work best for you to address your skin concerns.  They can even incorporate some of your existing skin care products into your routine, if that is your preference. Skin Authority is a skin care line commonly chosen by beauty experts, celebrities, and the media which has a track record for visible skin care performance and … [Read more...]

Aventura “Fall in Love With Fall” Giveaway

Aventura Valencia Sweater

Here in Western Colorado, where if you like mild weather but still enjoy the variety of seasons changing, you just can't complain this time of year.  It's absolutely beautiful outside, and we're still having sunny 80 degree days.  But enough already.  Because I'm ready for my favorite, most gorgeous season of the year ... and I'm dying to wear my new Fall Aventura Clothing! As an Aventura Ambassador, I've received a few pieces from their Fall/Winter line that have me quite excited for those temperatures to drop just a touch.  This season they're offering some great items to spruce up your wardrobe, and promise to get you excited about wearing sweaters and tights.  One of my favorite fabrics this season is their amazing thick, soft, stretch corduroy.  Just chose the style that suits you best, from the Whitney Skirt (shown below), Morgan Cords, or Morgan Jacket. I took a stab at Polyvore for the first time, and here's my pick of "The Perfect Colorado Aventura Outfit" for Fall!  I … [Read more...]

Travelon Anti-Theft React Tote [Giveaway, Ended 9/3]

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Nothing beats a great tote bag.  Never leave home without one, that's my motto! Totes can be a busy woman's best friend - providing a roomy, hands free catch all for all that "stuff" you end up grabbing before you go.  I've been using the gorgeous and versatile Travelon Anti-Theft React Tote for the past few weeks now, and would love to tell you a little about this great bag. First, a word about Travelon's fantastic  line of anti-theft bags, since the React Tote falls under this family and as such offers some awesome features you won't get with your average tote bag. Travelon Anti-Theft Bags I've tested a Travelon anti-theft bag as a safe travel bag in the past, and am very impressed with the well thought out features they include. While each style varies slightly, these core anti-theft concepts are incorporated into most of their designs: slash-proof construction cut-proof straps (many can attach to the chair you're sitting in) locking compartments organizer … [Read more...]

Colorado ActionPass™ ~ Hot Deals on Outdoor Fun for 2014

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The Colorado ActionPass™ is back for its second year and is better than ever, with additional participants this season and hot deals on outdoor fun throughout Colorado. This awesome program received much acclaim from outdoor enthusiasts last summer, and helped contribute to more affordable outdoor adventure and fun. As a result, for 2014 even more providers have ponied up to offer some great deals... and this time all offers are Buy One Get One Free!  Make Colorado your very own playground, and take advantage of this great money saver. Colorado ActionPass Offer ~ Where Do I Get It? This program is easy to use, free of charge (with gas purchase), and offers a great option for families to tap into additional play here in Colorado - for less money. Shell has your pass to summer fun.  All you have to do is buy a minimum of 8 gallons of fuel  at a participating Shell station, and  you will receive a Colorado ActionPass™ voucher good for a BUY 1 GET ONE FREE ACTIVITY at any one … [Read more...]

Colorado Aromatics Natural Skin Care

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Start with all natural, plant-based ingredients grown on a farm in Colorado.  Add in well-studied, fact-based science and a desire to create skin care that  is particularly formulated for the outdoor lifestyle and repairing damage caused by the environment.  And you've got a wonderful natural skin care line of products from Colorado Aromatics. The "farm-to-skin" movement was new to me.  I love Colorado Aromatics' idea of tapping into traditional herbal remedies, and combining them with cosmetic science to achieve healthy, vibrant skin. In part, Dr. Cindy Jones, CEO and Founder of Colorado Aromatics focused on inflammation and oxidation of the skin cells - two key processes that accelerate the aging process.  To help combat these signs of aging and skin damage, especially for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, or live in high altitudes, Dr. Jones has designed a skin care line to utilize herbs which have multiple and complex antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. To … [Read more...]

Ecōths Eco-friendly Mens Clothing [Giveaway, Ended 6/12]

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"I've been hearing over the past 2-3 years people asking, 'Where's your mens version of Aventura?'", explains VP of Marketing and Sales Tom Williamson.  Well, as an Ambassador for Aventura Clothing, I got an early peek at Tom's exciting response to this request.  Welcome the newly launched, eco-friendly mens clothing brand:  Ecōths! This eco-friendly apparel line features clothing that is 100% natural, with a style that features a rugged, outdoor influence and urban vibe. A true cause related brand, Ecōths also gives 3+ meals for each garment they sell.  As of their launch in Spring ’14, they have already donated many thousands of meals  to food banks throughout the US in their sales reps territories.  It's something they are truly dedicated to, wanting it to become part of Ecōths brand signature, with full plans to continue this program in the future. As is true of Aventura pieces, they have really paid attention to the details on the new Ecōths clothing.   My husband has … [Read more...]