Author: Ann Again and again

Dr Pepper Suits You Up With Game Time Fan Gear!

Brought to you by Dr Pepper® and Albertson’s Companies.   Whether you’re in it for the football game, or the food, or the friends… or all three – meeting up for a college football tailgate party is fun!  Most of our parties end up being a “cook-off” of some sort; Chili Cook-Off *check* Hamburger Cook-Off

CenturyLink Price For Life – Improve Family Time And Your Budget

Post Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions are all mine.   Back-To-School time feels like the beginning of the new year more than the traditional January 1st. It’s truly a new beginning!   Every fall, I like to start the season fresh and one way I do

Furniture Options for Interior Design Projects

  Doing an interior design project for your home, or the home of a close friend can be fun! There are endless choices to make. Your imagination can run wild in order to make the interior of your home as unique as it can possibly be. Obviously, one of the key components of an interior design

Nature Made Probiotics – Help Support My Digestive Health

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   I’ve reached that “lovely” stage in life where I need to treat my body very wisely. I’m definitely not a kid anymore! (Even if some of my behavior is a

Use These 4 Strategies To Improve The Quality Of Your Life

If you’re serious about improving the quality of your life right now, implementing the right wellness strategies can help you realize the goal. This is the case because great health can help you optimize productivity, maintain mood stability, fight disease, and attain a higher level of self-esteem. Below you’ll find just four of many wellness

4 Tips To Make Great Paleo Friendly Desserts

So, what makes a paleo diet great? Well, for starters, it doesn’t contain chemicals, additives, and preservatives; hence, it is healthy and boasts of several anti-inflammatory benefits. In a nutshell, a paleo diet generally consists of food and ingredients that were eaten by our ancestors—basically, the diet is comprised of food that you gather or

Four Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

Do you find yourself carrying stress with you all day long? While coming home should give you the break that you need and help you get your stress under control, you may feel so anxious and tightly wound that you just can’t relax. Even spending time with your loved ones or hanging out with your

5 Great Kids Birthday Gift Ideas

If you are having a hard time deciding on what gift you will give to a kid – your child, nephew, niece or godchild on his or her birthday, then you’ve come to the right place! Surely, at the end of this article, you will be able to finally decide on what gift to share.Check

Skimping on Insurance? Don’t Skip These Important Health Tests

***shared with permission With the healthcare system in crisis, tons of red tape and questions, managing one’s health has become a major challenge. More and more women are skipping key exams simply because getting appointments are a hassle and obtaining coverage can be confusing. That said, there are some key tests and exams that every

6 Reasons Why The Ayoga French Press Is Like No Other!

  My first job was at a very cool “granola” restaurant. Plants hanging all around, sprouts on (almost) every sandwich, and a huge Italian coffee maker that I manned proudly. I was a barista before we even knew what a “barista” was! I really enjoyed making cappuccinos, lattes, etc. Little pieces of art in every

Starbucks $150 Gift Card Giveaway!

For the coffee lover whose heart skips a beat when they see the green mermaid logo, this giveaway is for you! Welcome to the Starbucks $150 Gift Card Giveaway!  For those of us that have looked at our monthly budget and found ourselves surprised at the amount spent on our delicious beverages, this prize would

$1000 Summer Adventure Giveaway!

What are your summer plans?  Or, are you going the way of a truly laid-back summer vibe and not have any plans at all?  Either way, I’m sure having a nice little wind-fall of cash would make your summer more enjoyable, right?  Of course!  Two lucky winners will receive $500 – paid through Paypal.  Enter

4 Warning Signs of a Hoarder

~~~Guest Contributor:  H.G. McKinnis In my early twenties, I lived with a hoarder I’ll call Mae. When I moved in, I saw she had loads of stuff, and I knew instantly she was a poor housekeeper. It wasn’t until I moved out, however, that I realized Mae wasn’t just a person who had a neatness deficit and a high tolerance for roaches. She was a classic example of a genuine hoarder. We all

5 Ways To Rid Mosquitoes Naturally

  In the Pacific Northwest, we know in Summertime one day it can be raining, 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

Totally Stressed Out? The Risks To Your Body

  You’re trying to get the kids off to school, you can’t find your cell phone, and you’re sitting in traffic.  Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight”

Kick Off Summer Celebrations with Lemons

Lemons!   If you love lemons as much as I do you’re going to love these recipes. June is here and is bringing an endless array of summertime festivities with it. Between Father’s Day, summer weddings and graduation parties, Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt has put together an easy and festive selection of recipes and home décor

Treating Depression And Obesity Together

Treating depression and obesity together is at the heart of a new health program with global ramifications. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia will trial a world-first group intervention that draws upon several established approaches to boost patient health and wellbeing in the coming months. The program, developed in

Time For A $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Summer vacations are just around the corner and you can find just about any item you’ll need for your days of relaxation, or excitement, on Amazon. Last summer caring for family members took precedence over escaping to the desert, mountain or beach. (All healed now! Yay!!!)  Hopefully, we’ll be able to get a much-needed break and

7 Ways to Deal With Work-Related Anxiety

Whether you work from home or go to an office daily, you are always working for someone else. Your services, talents, skills and knowledge are being exchanged for money and that means meeting expectations. It also means dealing with daily triggers that create frustration. According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC-based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, these triggers

3 Keys to Choosing the Right Plumber For You

Many people view needing to call a plumber with as much trepidation as making an appointment at the dentist. It certainly doesn’t need to be like this. There are many great plumbers out there. The key is to select the right one for you. (That is often easier said than done.)  When a plumbing issue

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

    A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty

Win $100 Gift Cards From Target Amazon and Walmart with Dropprice!

Welcome to the Dropprice Win $300 In Gift Cards!   You could be the lucky winner of $100 Gift Cards From Target, Amazon and Walmart from Dropprice! Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. And Dropprice wants to help us all by providing chances to win not one, not two but three gift cards!

Must-Know Facts About Dermaroller

When I first heard of a skin treatment called Derma Roller I thought it was a joke. I mean, seriously? People pay to have a roller full of tiny needles go over their face/body? Um… I don’t think so. However, after doing research I find that I’m not afraid and I’m ready to give it

Learn Specific Advantages of Leasing a Home

When it comes to finding a new home, do yourself a big favor = research before you search. The time you put into learning the process of purchasing a home will save you SO much stress down the road. If you have been searching for an easy way to afford a new home, leasing may

Coffee Lovers Enter The Realtree Coffee Giveaway!

This post contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if clicked on and a purchase is made.  My fellow coffee lovers, this giveaway is for you!  And it’s not just one lucky person – there will be 10 winners.  Whee!  Coffee Lovers Enter The Realtree Coffee Giveaway! Welcome

Enter To Win A Big Screen TV From Beesavy!

Who is ready for summer? After the cold winter we had – and many are still experiencing – I’m ready for some sunshine, some vacations and some time relaxing in the garden. Summer’s also one of the most expensive times of the year, so I’m always looking for ways to save some money. A favorite

Tackle Spring Cleaning With Deals From Target

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine. I was recently asked by Reckitt Benckiser to share some tips for using a helpful spring cleaning product. I want to share with you how helpful I’ve found Finish Jet-Dry while

Giveaway – $100 Target Gift Card!

Welcome to the Dropprice $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! Dropprice – an innovative startup that rewards parents for being social. Essentially, they empower parents to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more shoppers click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and customers drop prices

Stretch Mark Solutions – What Can Be Done Safely?

  Women of all ages regardless of height or weight are susceptible to stretch marks. This is a simple fact. Another fact, which will hopefully make you feel a bit better, is that supermodels – yes, the bikini models you see in Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret – have stretch marks. If you’re like 95%

5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend

  Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.” If our dogs could talk, they would share five reasons we can improve our happiness through their example. Here is a brief summary of what they would say. 5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend: “You