It’s The Summer Experience $1000 Giveaway!

What began as one $500 giveaway has grown to become…

It's The Summer Experience $1000 Giveaway! Ann Again and again Reviews

There are so many great ways to enjoy the summer season:

  • Swim Parks
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Carnivals and Fairs
  • Movies Under The Stars
  • Picnics with family & friends

Along with these fun summer time events comes an added stress of trying to afford all of the fun. Summer time is so fleeting. I want to do it all!  But, can I afford it?  Well… do I have a fantastic gift for two very lucky winners of The Summer Experience Giveaway!  I’m joining a wonderful team of bloggers to give away a $500 Paypal cash reward OR $500 Amazon gift card to TWO LUCKY WINNERS!

What would you do with your winnings?

Take a trip?  Purchase items for the beach, or the pool?  Load up on as many hot dogs and potato (or kale) chips as your kitchen can hold? wink  $500 would sure come in handy for some great summer time fun.  Enter today!  Good luck!

 

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Father’s Day Sale and Giveaway – Gearbest.com!

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As my children and I peruse the internet, and actual aisles, for what to gift the special man in our lives for Father’s Day we’re overwhelmed. I mean, we’ve done this… many times… for many years. Sure, we could say ‘Been there, done that. What about a nice card?’ The thing is, we really enjoy marking these occasions, we feel it’s very important to honor those in our lives that support us, help us feel safe, make us laugh and are just good people. A very special ‘Thank You’ feels great!  With that said, I’ve found a site that offers great, innovative gifts that I’m sure will create smiles as well as memories – GearBest.com . Their special sale ends June 17th!!!  Father’s Day Sale and Giveaway – Gearbest.com!

 

The GearBest.com site is fun.  Check out this video:

Also, Gearbest.com is offering a great giveaway! 3 lucky Winners have the opportunity to choose:

  • http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_333257.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/monitoring-testing/pp_332023.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/smart-home/pp_197251.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_353799.html
  • http://www.gearbest.com/movies-tv-dolls/pp_360062.html

Enter today! Good luck!

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Disclaimer: GearBest is responsible for prize fulfillment. Three winners will be chosen at random and contacted via email by Mom Buzz Media. These winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email, otherwise forfeiting their prize. If the original winners do not respond in the timeframe given, a new winner will be chosen to take their place. All winning entries will be confirmed. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other form of social media and is Facebook compliant. US Residents only please

5 Beauty Tips To Help You Shine This Summer

5 Beauty Tips To Help You Shine This Summer - Ann Again and again Reviews.com
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Are you like me and experience sensitive skin during the summer season? If yes, let me help you catch up with the latest in supportive summer time skin care tips. Let’s check out 5 beauty tips that will help you shine this summer.

Supportive and Simple Skin Maintenance Tips to Get Sparkling Skin This Summer Season

  1. Healthy habits for your skin:

Take care of your skin by using moisturizing products that contain coconut oil, olive oil, rose oil, or chamomile oil. It’s best to stay away from products that include unhealthy chemicals, such as;  Phthalates (banned in EU), PABA and Homosalate.  Not only can these ingredients make your skin more susceptible to breakouts, hives or rashes, they have been found to interfere with your thyroid, your immune system and increase your chances of cancer.  (And who wants gross chemicals on their skin? Yuck!)

  1. Take care of your diet:

Now’s the time to include more crisp vegetables, organic products – milk and other dairy items-, beans, grains, and fiber-rich foods. Vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and vitamin E are useful in helping the skin to stay brilliant and well nourished.

  1. Drink plenty of Water:

I know this.  You know this.  We ALL know that you need to drink plenty of water.  It’s the best thing for your skin cells and it helps with weight control as well.  The typical human body ought to drink no less than 8-9 glasses of water every single day. Green tea can be chilled, for those hot summer days, and has high cancer fighting agents.  Hostile cancer-causing properties in green tea ensures against an assortment of skin issue. Liquids additionally detoxify the skin and keep the skin delicate, dewy and clear.

  1. Always apply sunscreen before going out:

Continuously apply a sunscreen which contains high SPF factor 30 minutes before venturing out in the sun. Sunscreen shields you from brutal UVA beams that can prompt skin disease. Reapply the sunscreen at regular intervals and pick a waterproof sunscreen. Attempt to stay inside amid 10 am to 4 pm as the sun beams are harshest amid that time and can wreck havoc skin.

5 Beauty Tips To Help You Shine This Summer - Ann Again and again Reviews.com

 

  1. Working out:

I’ll end these skin magnificence tips by reminding us of the importance of exercise. You don’t have to knock yourself out in the heat of the season, just try to incorporate some movement that will get your blood flowing and your heart pumpling;  cycling; swimming, strolling. How about bad minton or hop scotch?  Any thing to stimulate your heart to make your skin glow in good health.

So there we have some good tips to help you shine this summer. You can get an excellent variety of beauty products at Nordstrom by clicking her for a promotion code, so don’t wait!  Order online (from your lounge chair while sipping a lemonade) and enjoy your summer season!

(Disclosure:  Information on unsafe chemicals acquired from www.safecosmetics.org.)

Improve Your Life With Vigoroom- Enter To Win An iPad Mini!

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I’m partnering with an innovative new program Vigoroom – directed at helping you to strengthen, and improve, important areas of your life.  Here’s your chance to improve your life with Vigoroom and enter to win an iPad mini!  Check out what this site offers:

  • Physical Fitness
  • Reducing Personal Debt
  • Stress Reduction
  • Healthy Eating

In association with Vigaroom, we are giving away some incredible prizes to help you add more vigor to your life. (*ahem* Get it? wink )  The creators of the Vigaroo have gathered a team of experts to offer a prize you can’t find anywhere else – a FREE iPAD MINI plus a one-on-one Skype session that could change your life with one of their amazing experts. You choose the expert based on what’s important to you!

Improve Your Life With Vigoroom - enter to win an iPad Mini!  Ann Again and again Reviews

“America’s Trainer” Kathy Smith has helped millions of women get in shape and is ready to help you find your inner fitness enthusiast.
“Your Financial Lifeguard” Christine Luken gives you her special formula to reduce debt, increase savings and lower your stress.
Kent Burden has trained celebs like Julia Roberts and can guide you to a healthier way of eating and more positive mindset.
Professor and clinical psychologist Christine Hatchard offers a roadmap for dealing with issues like emotional eating, depression and anxiety.
Attorney Laura Fredricks provides you with amazing insights into how you handle money so you can get more of what you want in life.
Therapist Shawn Quinlivan is a master of guided imagery and hypnotherapy and can change your world with just one conversation.

I have been following Kathy Smith for years and I’m so glad that she’s a part of this new site – Vigoroom.  She looks amazing!

I wish you much luck in this giveaway!

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(*Disclosure:  open for US only, 18 years or older, void where prohibited. Prize fulfillment through Vigoroom.)

5 Tips To Rid Mosquitoes In Your Yard

5 Tips To Rid Mosquitoes In Your Yard - Ann Again and again Reviews

In the Pacific Northwest it’s understood that one day it can be drizzly, the next day 90 degrees.  (It’s not unusual for our closets to have tank tops next to turtlenecks. You just never know!) With the constant change of weather you get busy with yard work in between rain storms. But *smack* these darn *smack* mosquitoes are driving me crazy!  (I’m allergic to them so that makes it even worse.)  And considering mosquitoes also carry the Zika virus, let’s deter these pests the best way we can. After researching natural ways to rid these highly annoying insects here are 5 tips to rid mosquitoes in your yard:

  • Plant Marigolds – The bright marigold not only adds nice splashes of color to your garden borders and potted plants, it also gives off a scent which repels mosquitoes.  Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents.
  • Dump Standing Water – mosquito larvae can exist in as little as 2 tablespoons of standing water. Children’s toys are the #1 culprits (here’s looking at you sand pails and water tables!)  These pests can develop in any size puddle that has been around for 4 days.  I know it’s convenient to keep a pail of water near your plants for quicker watering, but know that this also enables the creation and housing for the nasty mosquito.
  • Eliminate Decaying Foliage From Ground – Not only is removing fallen leaves from the yard better for your grass, it will eliminate a breeding ground for mosquitoes.   Fallen leaves, over time, create mold and/or fungus and mosquitoes love that stuff!  Mold/fungus is a sought-after meal for the mosquito so it’s best to remove leaves, branches, any plant from your yard that isn’t living.
  • Fill Your Pond With Mosquito Eating Fish – Stock your ornamental pond with guppies, koi, or goldfish (most healthy, hungry fish will eliminate the majority of mosquito larvae from ponds).
  • Remove Debris (a.k.a. Tires) From Yard– The used tire has become the most important domestic mosquito producer in this country.  If you’ve done a little automotive repair, and have kept the task of “Take tire to recycling center” on your To-Do List too long, now’s the time to take it away and check it off your list.

These are a few tips that I hope will help you rid your yard of the highly annoying mosquito so that you can enjoy your time in the comfort and beauty of your own backyard.

 

(*** Information sources:  Rutgers Dept. of Entomology – EarthEasy.com – Mr. Mister Mosquito Control)

 

$100 Best Buy Father’s Day Giveaway!

What a great gift this would be!!! Can you imaging the smile this would bring to the Father in your life? love eyes
My husband has had his eye – or better yet ears – on a wireless speaker that also changes colors.  Pretty cool. (And the fact that I would benefit from this gift is a nice bonus!)  What do you think the dad in your life would buy with his gift?  Enter today.  Good luck!
 
Welcome to the Father’s Day $100 Best Buy Giveaway!
 
Enter below for your chance to win $100 to Best Buy! Winner may choose an eGift Card delivered via email or a physical gift card delivered via snail mail.

Giveaway begins on 5/29/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 6/18/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only (void where prohibited.) I will email the winner on Father’s Day; The winner will have 24 hours to claim or I will redraw. Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner’s List here.

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Holly of Southern Mom Loves will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.


Contact Holly at southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

5 Easy Ways to Safeguard Kids’ Tech Devices from Predators

5 Easy Ways To Safeguard Kids' Tech Devices From Predators - Ann Again and again Reviews.com

 

New apps pop up almost every day, and instantly every single one of your kid¹s friends and classmates are using this bright and shiny new toy and, you find out, so is your kid. The app looks age appropriate and harmless, but predators find ways to infiltrate and exploit. Yes, you check your child’s phone, computer or tablet on a regular basis to make sure no inappropriate content is being sent to them. However, there are other steps parents need to take to safeguard their children. See below: 5 easy ways to safeguard kids’ tech devices from predators.

One common mistake parents make is allowing their children to create a username that incorporates their name, information about their age and location or interests. These small pieces of data are enough for a predator to start piecing together a profile of a child and give predators tools that can be used to find more information to manipulate kids. By following these simple guidelines, parents can help make sure online predators are not targeting their children.

  1. Stop Kids from Duplicating Usernames – Just like recycling a password is a bad idea kids should not use the same username to log into different online accounts. Having one common username across accounts just makes it easier for criminals to search for and find details about a child’s life.
  2. Keep Personal Details Private – If an app or website requires kids to fill out a profile do not let them enter personally identifying details like their full name, birthdate, age or address. If they cannot use a site without supplying these details either supply a false answer to the questions or do not allow your child to use that site/app.
  3. Email Addresses and Usernames Do Not Mix – Linking a username with an email address can simplify a predator’s search for personal information. Using trial and error a criminal can add common email providers to a username, run a search and pull up social media accounts and any other sites where an email address was used to create a profile.
  4. Create Unique Email Addresses for Each App/Site – Some email providers including Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo allow users to alter their email address into infinite number of disposable addresses. For example if your child’s email address is shauntips@gmail.com and he/she wants to sign up for a new gaming site you can alter his/her email address just for that site by adding an identifier to it such as shauntips+ABCGamingFun@gmail.com. This keeps your child’s actual email address private and can help stop criminals from being able to track online history simply by searching for an email address.
  5. Stay Vigilant – Regularly checking what apps your child is using and what websites are being visited is the first line of defense. If anything looks suspicious or if you are unsure what something is, ask your child. If he/she cannot explain to your satisfaction what the app is then delete it and block it.

 

This information from SNDR.com was shared by permission.  

  

About SNDR

SNDR.com gives parents tools to stay up to date on latest threats. For more information about protecting your security and privacy online, visit: www.sndr.com. SNDR™ is a new app that combines all the ways you already communicate into a single platform. You can text, email, share files and use social media all from one app. And, every message is encrypted and completely secure. 

10 Age Defying Beauty Bites

10 Age Defying Beauty Bites - Ann Again and again Reviews.com

Although I use lotions and potions to help my skin look as good as possible, I agree with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, that beauty really does come from within. There’s no denying the beauty of a those with kindness, love and understanding in their heart. And, we know, that eating well makes you feel better and keeps your physique in top shape as well.  But don’t underestimate the power of certain foods when it comes to beauty and looking youthful.  Read on for 10 Age Defying Beauty Bites.

Keep them guessing your age

1.   Edamame: Collagen, the fibrous protein that keeps skin firm and wrinkle-free, begins to decline in your 20’s.  Eating edamame, a food rich in soy, can help preserve collagen.  Soy contains isoflavones – a natural compound that is capable of exerting estrogen-like effects.

2.   Tart Cherry Juice: Who knew that this tangy drink naturally contains melatonin? Well, it does.  And melatonin promotes sleep.  Beauty sleep – enough said.

3.   Oysters: These shellfish are filled with selenium and zinc, which both possess skin-clearing properties.  Zinc is a trace mineral that is essential for its role in cell growth and cell replication.  Selenium is a dietary mineral that increases your antioxidants levels.  Antioxidants are critical for preventing blocked pores.

4.   Honey: This sweet treat is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts water.  When it comes to your skin, consuming honey helps draw water from the mineral tissues to the surface of the skin, keeping it moisturized, supple and flake-free.

5.   Sweet Potato:  Aside from being delicious, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A.  Vitamin A prevents hair from becoming dull and lifeless and your scalp dry and flakey – which can result in dandruff.

6. Cantaloupe: Very high in antioxidants, you’ll keep your eye health on point and since it is rich in vitamin C immune health is increased. That means fewer colds leaving you weak and sluggish. Finally this power fruit protects you from free radicals at the cellular level.

7. Brazil Nuts: All you need to eat are 4 of these a day to need the daily requirement. Packed with selenium, Brazil nuts protect skin against age spots and sun damage. Be sure to keep them in the fridge; once shelled they spoil.

8: Roasted Chickpeas: Packed with kaempferol and quercetion two inflammation fighters, chickpeas keep skin looking clear and even. Also as we age our metabolism slows down. Manganese and copper are two minerals that support metabolism at the cellular level.

9. Cucumbers: A cucumber a day keeps cellulite away. Not only are they delicious and packed skin plumping water but, when sliced and rubbed on cellulite prone areas they phytochemicals tighten collagen reducing the visibility of cellulite.

10. Guacamole: You can’t go wrong with avocados, which are great for your blood and bones. Oleic acid, the monounsaturated fat that is good for your heart makes up 59% of it’s total fat. It’s also great for skin and hair.

 

This information was shared by permission.  Please read below for more on Dr. Calapai. 

About the Doctor:

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, anti-aging medicine and chelation therapy. Named the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

With over 25 years experience, Dr. Calapai has hosted nationally syndicated radio shows, including his two weekly call-in shows on WABC 770-AM in New York, where he offers health and medical advice. He’s advised Mike TysonMickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and worked as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team as well as various modeling agencies.

He is the author of several E-books: Heavy Metals and Chronic Disease, Reverse Diabetes Forever! Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar, Top Ten Supplements You Can’t Live Without, and Glorious Glutathione. Learn more about Dr. Calapai on his website, www.drcal.net