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Jenn’s Blah Blog has teamed up with Kohl’s to bring one person a chance to win a Diamond Square Frame Engagement Ring in 10k White Gold (2 ct. T.W.). To learn more about this amazing sponsor, Kohl’s, and all the exceptional products that they offer, check out Jenn’s Blah Blog’s Put Some Sparkle In Your Life With Kohl's post. review.
Kohl’s is one of my favorite stores to shop for just about anything pertaining to clothing or household goods, but did you know that they also have a fine jewelry department? I will admit that I really never paid much attention to that department when I went into their store, but recently I had a chance to stop and browse. Mercy, they have such a great selection of fine jewelry for both men and women, and all at very reasonable prices.
Kohl’s has some terrific sales going on in their jewelry department. Plus they offer FREE SHIPPING on any orders over $50. Just in the time for the holidays, you will want to stop by the Kohl’s site to finish up your shopping. Plus, now you have an opportunity to win the gorgeous ring as pictured above by entering our giveaway. To stay up to date with all the fun be sure to follow Jenn’s Blah Blog on Facebook.
You'll also want to follow our sponsor Kohl’s on Facebook. Giveaway will end 1/16/2015 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. residents only, must be over the age of 18 and enter using the giveaway tool below. Good Luck Everyone!
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Puritan's Pride is a big nutritional supplement company that was founded over 50 years ago. Puritan’s Pride founder Arthur Rudolph realized that there was a huge demand for high quality supplements that were affordable and conveniently available.
Arthur Rudolph made his dream into a reality by using his extensive knowledge of the vitamin industry. He created the Puritan, a mail-order catalog company that allowed all residents of the United States to order safe & effective nutritional supplements without having to make a run to a vitamin store. They would be shipped right to their front door.
Working with consumers needs, Puritan's Pride made the transition from a mail-order catalog to a fully-featured website. Puritan's Pride maintains high customer support standards and offering one of the best return policies I’ve ever seen. You are able to return any product within a year of buying it- sealed or opened, for a complete refund.
Puritans Pride sent me 4 of their products; Ginger Root, Probiotic 10, Herbal Laxative, & Peppermint Tea.
No Artificial Color, Flavor or Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish. Sodium Free.
Ginger Root (550 MG)
Ginger root is a popular, reputable remedy for a variety of illnesses and ailments. Some of those illnesses include; motion sickness, nausea, fever, indigestion, loss of appetite, and even chills, cold, and the flu. It helps with menstrual cramps, heartburn, boosting blood circulation, and even lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
Ginger root is generally used for treating Dyspepsia, which is discomfort caused after eating. This discomfort includes gas, bloating, heartburn, and nausea. It is also amazing at preventing or relieving nausea from chemotherapy, pregnancy, motion sickness, and even surgery.
This is perfectly fine to take while pregnant, so you go ahead and relieve that terrible, horrible, no-good morning sickness. Instead of drinking ginger ale or eating candies that contain ginger- you can take this and avoid the extra calories and sugars.
Ginger is also a potent anti-inflammatory herb that helps relive pain associated with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and toothaches. So instead of taking pain relievers on a daily basis, Ginger is a natural way to relieve that pain.
The Puritan’s Pride Ginger Root supplement is a piece of cake to swallow, since it’s only about an inch long. It smells exceptional where vitamins are concerned, usually they smell like hay to me. This one doesn’t really have a smell, which I like.
The Puritan’s Pride Ginger Root is amazing because they are gelatin capsules. The capsule holds the pure milled ginger root powder inside. This is what keeps the smell and taste to a minimum. Which is great for people who don’t like the taste or smell of supplements. The capsule dissolves with no after-taste or side effects.
If you have problems swallowing and couldn’t possibly manage to swallow this, you can always use it in other ways that are just as beneficial. You can break open the capsule and use the powder to make it easier to consume. You can add it to a hot tea or even cook some pretty amazing stuff with it.
Ginger Tea, Ginger Honey Tea, Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry, Ginger Chicken Soup.. you name it, there’s probably a recipe that you’ll love.
Get it: Ginger root
Buy 1, Get 2 Free> 3 bottles for only $8.99
Buy 2, Get 4 Free> 6 bottles for only $17.98
For people concerned with their digestive health, Probiotic 10 is an amazing choice. It contains acidophilus and helps with the absorption of nutrients, encourages intestinal balance, and promotes healthy functioning of the intestinal system.
There are bacteria and other organisms that live normally in our bodies. These are the "Friendly" bacteria that help the break down of food while helping absorb more nutrients. You need these bacteria to keep you healthy and going strong.
Stress, disease, getting sick, poor diet, or medications such as antibiotics can weaken and reduce the amount of “friendly” bacteria in your body. If that happens your health won’t be balanced any longer; which can result in bowel problems and even vaginal infections for women.
The “friendly” bacteria also help to fight "unfriendly" organisms that can cause diseases such as diarrhea. So keeping the amount of good bacteria inside your body balanced is definitely essential for your health.
Most people WANT to add a daily probiotic but couldn’t find an option that was high quality AND affordable. Puritan’s Pride is both. The Probiotic 10 contain 10 Probiotic Strains in one easy to swallow capsule. That is over 20 Billion Live Probiotic Cultures to help keep you healthy.
If you are currently taking a liquid probiotic, put it down RIGHT now. You don’t have to taste that vile mess- (eeck). Why subject yourself to that if you don’t have to? These tiny white gel capsules contain absolutely no taste and are super easy to take. If it’s easier to take, don’t you think you’d WANT to take it?
Each bottle contains 120 pills and you take 2 at a time, so that ends up being 60 servings (60 days/ 2 months) per bottle. Buying Puritan’s Pride 3 bottles for the price of 1- will put each pill at only .12 each!
FYI: You can store the unopened container at room temperature. After the bottle is opened it HAS to be kept inside your refrigerator for the bacteria to be “live” when you take it.
Get It: Puritan’s Pride Probiotic 10
Buy 1 Bottle Get 2 Free> 3 for $29.99
Buy 2 Bottles Get 4 Free> 6 for $59.98
Herbal Laxative Tablets are used for the relief of the occasional constipation. Puritan’s Pride Herbal Laxatives consists of no harsh synthetics, so you can be absolutely certain of gentle, yet efficient relief.
Constipation can be caused by a variety of things; not drinking enough water, poor eating habits, not getting enough exercise, and consuming too many dairy products. There are even medications that cause constipation, so read your bottles carefully.
This product works the way nature intended. It does not cause excess gas or abdominal pains like other laxatives tend to do. I wish I’d had these after having both my kids. I had C-sections and they wouldn’t let me leave the hospital until I had a bowel movement. That was torture right there just taking those laxatives.
Get it: Puritan’s Pride Herbal Laxative (100 count)
Buy 1 bottle Get 2 Free> 3 for $10.99
Buy 2 bottles Get 4 Free> 6 for $21.98
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"Don't be sad for me" I used to tell the kids in elementary school when they asked where my daddy was and I had to answer "he died". I could see the pity in their eyes, and sometimes they wouldn’t even know how to act around me after that. Even though he may have been taken from me too soon, I still KNEW the greatest man that ever lived and I got the chance to call him daddy.
There are people out there that live their lives not knowing their daddies. Not knowing what they look like, their personalities and quirks, their likes and dislikes. There are different circumstances for every life, but I’m just thankful that I at least KNEW a loving, loyal, strong-willed man as my daddy.
I KNEW he loved me and never ONCE did I have to question whether he did. I could FEEL how much he loved me. Not just ME but my sister and cousins as well, he never treated any of us differently. There isn’t a time in my life that I ever thought a family should be anything other than what we were- we were and still are super close.
My dad would randomly take in my cousins and uncles and help raise them as his own; for whatever reason. Whether they needed some guidance, help, and understanding or whether they just needed a place to stay- they always knew my dad would be there. He was a kindred spirit- one that had a lot to teach. He was a free spirit that loved both deeply and fierce for those around him, but never ONCE did anybody want to piss him off. YIKES.
He never even had to (really) WHIP me, can you imagine that? I was such a daddy’s girl- I loved and worshipped him so much. I’m pretty sure I thought he was a superhero (at least to me he was). All he had to do was raise his voice at me if I acted a fool and I’d start bawling right on the spot. I didn’t want him to be disappointed in me, which would hurt me a lot worse than any whipping ever would. Although GOD did I fear getting one of those whippings.
He rarely ever whipped anyone though. He would come up with some pretty creative stuff to punish whoever was in trouble though. Stuff like standing in the corner holding potatoes over your head for a while, not being able to drop or shake the potatoes. This was REAL and true discipline, at least in my house it was. WHY? because NOBODY wanted to drop the potatoes and see what happened. Yea- my spray painting the side of the house blue was short-lived. Caught red (or should I say blue) handed lol.
I know he wasn't perfect by any means, but he was a super AMAZING person. He was such a go-getter, doing whatever he set his mind to, he was such a loyal friend and family member. If you were in his heart, you knew because he wouldn't hesitate one second to give you whatever he had if you needed it.
He also wouldn't hesitate to have your back if needed, but he also wouldn't hesitate to put a boot in someone's ass if they deserved it. That’s why so many people love and respect him. He was always real with people, always honest. If you did something stupid, he’d tell you so. He was the nicest person ever until you did something disrespectful to him or someone he cared about. He was quick to stand up for others, yet he was such a fun-loving, down-to-earth, easy going guy.
He was a long haul truck driver, and sometimes he'd take me with him. It is something I hold dear to my heart-- all those daddy daughter dates we had. People tell me I act a lot like my dad, but I really only remember him as MY daddy- so I don't know if I do or not but I do know that what he taught me has took me where I am in life. He always told me that I could do whatever I wanted if I worked hard enough, to be a good friend to everybody and stand up for others, but NEVER let anybody walk over me.
He might not have had money, but what he left me with is so much more important. I am proud to be the daughter of a blue collar boy. My dad worked every day of his life and taught me that a simple life IS the best life. Sure material stuff is nice, but it doesn’t MATTER. What matters is WHO you have beside you, not WHAT you have.
That working for what I want is what really mattered. It taught me struggle and strife, yes. I know what it’s like to not have a damn thing, BUT that elation when you finally see the end of the goal and knowing YOU did it. Now that’s super amazing. How could it EVER feel that good if it’s handed to you? I am thankful for my upbringing, struggles and all. It’s made me who I am. It made me not only a stronger person but a confident one. I know what I can accomplish if I try my hardest, push through, and keep my head up and THATS what matters to me.
Money, cars, big houses… that didn’t mean anything to him. He taught me what matters is how you are as a person and how you treat the ones around you. He taught me to not judge anybody in any light other than the way they treated ME and others around THEM. He taught me that I HAVE a voice, an opinion, and to use it to stand up for others, no matter the consequences. If you SEE something, say something—and I always have. It has gotten me in trouble more than once, but I wouldn’t change who I am for anything in the world. I LOVE me, and I love that my dad took the time to show me the real meaning of love, life, and friendship.
I am thankful. I am blessed. I am and have always been LOVED. That sets me apart and I know that some people go their entire lives not knowing the kind of love I knew for 7 (short but amazing years). So, when you think about someone you’ve lost and those tears start to flow freely down your face leaving tracks- just remember what they gave you to REMEMBER. “Death may leave a heartache that no one can heal, but LOVE leaves memories that no one can steal!” You are better for knowing these people and having them in your life- they shape who you are, just by being who THEY are.
This year, a company that sells Christmas trees called Tree Classics is donating $1 for every purchase from their website to a non profit called trymunity.com which is a social network for those that have suffered a life changing event such as a severe traumatic brain injury.
Every time someone buys a tree> a donation will happen.
“We strongly believe in helping the agencies that help the people in our communities,” said Greg Moro of Tree Classics. “This is one of the many ways we can thank those nonprofits.”
When shopping at Tree Classics, customers will find a large selection including pre-lit trees, gold, silver, white and green options, and trees that come in a variety of widths and heights. Thanks to this year’s fundraiser, getting a beautiful Christmas tree and helping a nonprofit is just a few clicks away.
About Tree Classics:
Tree Classics has been providing the world’s finest artificial Christmas trees to our community since 1976. Our pre-lit trees come in a variety of styles ideal for any home or business. Part of the fabric of our organization has always been to spread cheer, and we are excited to support the missions of our local nonprofits.
Ex: You have been randomly selected as a winner in the Softsoap Giveaway on Stylish Southern Mama.
or Out of all the photo entries, yours was chosen as the winner because it was… (the best. the cutest, most inspiring… etc)
You can see here: INSERT GIVEAWAY URL
(and include whether it’s coming directly from YOU or from the company)
- Explain that you’ll need their address and phone number to send their prize (and that it’s FOR shipping purposes only and you won’t give out their information- that it is strictly confidential.
Here I will show you with Google Docs.
- Also give them a time limit to accept the email and respond. I know stuff happens and people miss emails; I’ve done it a thousand times.. but your company is going to want you to choose a winner pretty quickly. Normally winners have 48-72 hours to respond to the winning email.
- You’ll want to close with a signature and information to your blog + social media, so your winner knows your email isn’t a fake one. There tends to be a lot of spam sent and they need to know you’re legit.
Click the blue link above.--------
You will see Documents that you’ve already created. Look to the right, down at the bottom. You’ll see a little + circle
Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, how crazy is that? Time has seriously flown this year. Do you still have presents that you need to get? What about just getting some beautifully designed jars and making it? DIY is the best way to give AND get during the Holidays. It’s more personal and let’s them know that you actually spent time making what you’re giving! Win-Win.
Nutiva has some amazing products such as virgin coconut oil & coconut sugar that make amazing DIY beauty projects. Check them out- they also sell other Superfoods!
Vanilla Cinnamon Latte Body Scrub
1/4 c Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 c Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
1/2 c Coffee, ground
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 20 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
4 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
1. In a double boiler over low heat, gently warm the coconut oil. Be careful
not to melt the oil - heat just enough to blend easily with the sugar and
coffee grounds. Once warm, remove from heat and transfer the oil to a bowl.
CocoPeppermint Foot Butter
2 Tbsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
5 Tbsp Shea Butter
40 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1. In a double boiler over low heat, gently warm the coconut oil and shea
butter. Be careful not to melt the oil and butter - heat just enough to
blend easily. Once incorporated, transfer the oil and butter mixture to a
2. Using an electric mixer, blend the coconut oil and butter on low to
medium speed until well incorporated, 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape
down the sides of the bowl and avoid having any clumps in the final product.
3. Increase the speed to medium for several minutes until the mixture is
thick and buttery. Continue to incorporate the ingredients by scraping the
sides of the bowl with a spatula.
4. Add the essential oil and blend to incorporate. The whole mixing process
should take 5 to 6 minutes.
Transfer to a container like a wide-mouth canning jar for easy
scooping. The peppermint oil gives a wonderful, tingling sensation for tired
feet. You can also substitute lavender essential oil for a calming effect.