“Never be so busy as not to think of others.” – Mother Teresa
I strive to make a difference everyday. Sometimes it is just having a smile for someone who looks like they need it, or paying for someone else’s coffee when I get mine. My grandmother is the one who inspired me to do good. To be the change I wish to see in the world. That is why I wanted to share with you about the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet available at Macys.com.
100 Good Deeds is not just a phrase, it is a lifestyle. These bracelets not only inspire simple acts of kindness, but also transforms communities by empowering the vulnerable women around the world who craft the bracelets by hand.
You can find these beautiful bracelets at Macys.com for just $30 each in a variety of colors.
Each bracelet is made of an adjustable nylon braided cord with 100 glass beads. Once you pick your favorite color (or 3!) wrap it around your wrist three times. Each time you do a good deed, move the rubber ring one bead close to the “1GD” button. Not only will you be reminded to do a good deed but just buying the bracelet itself is a good deed. Each bracelet is made by a vulnerable woman in Africa, Haiti, India, Bali, Indonesia, or the United States, many who are HIV+. This project gives the women a way to support their families through their earnings.
Mine was handmade in Uganda by Nabasa Ester. Thank you Nabasa!
I thought a long time about who I would gift with The 100 Good Deed Bracelet. After praying about it, a certain associate at one of our favorite retail stores came to mind. She is always going above and beyond not just for us the regulars, but for anyone that walks through the doors. She wasn’t working the day we dropped off the bracelet, but I left it with a note, signed by the kiddos and myself. I hope that when she saw it, it put a smile on her face like she always puts a smile on ours.
Gifting these beautiful bracelets is kind of addicting. I know I will be picking more up at Macys.com and I hope you will too! In the meantime, look for ways you can do a good deed. Maybe buy someone’s drink, pay a single mom’s rent, or bless a local women’s shelter with some much needed necessities.
One reader will win a 100 Good Deeds Bracelet of their own to keep or to give to the do-gooder in their life!
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“Do good, one deed, one bead, one act of kindness at a time.”
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Stonyfield and prAna can get you there with the first two. Remember the fun prAna outfit I shared last time? This time I’m back with a beautiful, sustainably made Quinn Dress in Indigo Lace. This dress is very comfortable, soft, and perfect for a Summer cookout, walking on the beach, or lounging by the splash pad while the kids have fun. It comes with a built in shelf bra so rocking the strapless look is more comfortable. I typically do not do well with built in bras because I am curvy, but I was happy to find that the Quinn Dress along with my own strapless bra worked well to keep everything where it should be!
Excuse the paleness, that is as tan as I get!
Satisfy the craving for something tasty with Stonyfield’s Whole Milk Greek Yogurts. Available in 4 flavors: Blueberry, Cherry, Honey, and Strawberry. Whichever you choose they hit the spot ether alone or used as an ingredient in your favorite Summer dish. We use them to make frozen yogurt popsicles, smoothies, and fruit dip. Or enjoy them straight outta the cup while you soak up that Vitamin D.
Satisfy your Summer cravings by picking up Stonyfield’s whole milk Greek yogurt at a store near you and shopping at prAna.com!
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I was thrilled to be able to show off my favorite yogurt and new favorite prAna again on the blog. I am a Stonyfield Blogger. All opinions are my own.
When I became a mom one of the first things that dawned on me (after the no sleep haze lifted) was I am now responsible for someone else’s well being. That was more than a little daunting. But it really forced me to reevaluate my own health and choices I made. One of our favorite brands that helps us stay healthy is Nordic Naturals.
Celebrate Mom with Nordic Naturals! Read on to see why Omega-3s are important and to enter for a chance to win a Nordic Naturals prize pack!
Did you know? 91% of all Americans are deficient in omega-3s. It is also a fact that omega-3 deficiency is the 8th leading cause of preventable death in the US. Yikes! Omega-3s are made up of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, and are considered essential because they are required for optimal health. Because they cannot be produced by the body, they must be obtained through diet and supplementation.
I do not want myself, my husband, or my children to be a part of this statistic. And I’m sure no other mom wants this for her family either! So let’s talk about diet and supplements, and see if we can improve the health of our families together.
You may have been reading lately about the benefits to following the Mediterranean Diet. The reason it is gaining popularity and viral status is because it helps combat obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. I’d say those are good enough reasons to make the switch don’t you? One of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention and board certified cardiologist Dr. Michael Ozner has written a book focusing on educating the hows and whys of the Mediterranean Diet as well as sharing delicious recipes. One of our new family favorite recipes from The Complete Mediterranean Diet by Dr. Michael Ozner is Chicken and Spicy Hummus!
The other side of the coin from diet is supplements. Nordic Naturals offers a variety of them perfect for each member of your family! Even our pets get the omega-3s they need! You can always count on Nordic Naturals to be made from the best ingredients out there. We LOVE our Nordic Naturals and daily take their multivitamins and DHA supplements.
Those probiotic gummies are new and very tasty!
Nordic Naturals is on a mission to eliminate the global omega-3 deficiency and to help people of every age live a better life. As the # 1 fish oil company in the US, they invoke a set of very high standards when producing their products. One of these standards is TASTE because in order for a fish oil to taste good it has to be outrageously fresh and if it doesn’t taste good, you won’t take it. Ensuring their products are PURE is the next important standard as they believe a fish oil supplement should be obsessively tested for high quality and they don’t just say it, they prove it. And finally LOVE, when Nordic Naturals manufactures their fish oil products they will not stop until it is passionately perfected, because nothing less will do. Their love for what they do and the people they do it for drives them to do it right at any cost. They do what they do for health, for the health of your children and your children’s children.
Thank you to all the Moms out there for all your hard work, sacrifice, love, and caring for your families!
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I’m not sure what is in the air, other than pollen, but it makes me want to rejuvenate my closet with cute clothes! Those cute clothes need to work with me though and I don’t mean just making my body look nice. I need clothes that can keep up with chasing the kids, spring sports, and even a quick getaway. Lucky for me (and you) all that is just a click away at prAna.com.
Read on to save 15% and enter for a chance to win a free outfit!
Sustainable style with prAna means I can find that perfect balance between comfortable, stylish, fun, and functional! Their durable clothes hold up to even the busiest moms and dads out there. I already have quite a few prAna products (like this top) and I adore them.
As a part of Moms Meet I was given my choice of tops and jean color. I chose the Liana Sweater and Kara Jean. The sweater drew me in with it’s design- the hem line and open knit look. The Kara Jean has been raved about by a lot of friends of mine so the only hard part was picking the color!
Pair with one of prAna’s tanks for the perfect errand running, yoga, hiking, travel, or just because outfit. This sweater is lightweight and beautiful. It is made out of a blend of hemp and organic cotton making it incredibly soft. I just love the asymmetrical hem and angled stitching details.
The Kara Jean is a low rise, fitted, tapered leg demin made from organic cotton, polyester, and spandex. It is available in a wide variety of colors from solids to printed. This jean is one of prAna customers’ favorites and I can definitely see why. I love the way this pant fits and the way it looks on.
prAna started in 1992, making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga. They soon realized that their clothing could go beyond that and decided to branch out with new products for every adventure, activity, and everyday life. The company also works together with like-minded businesses, promoting conservation and creating positive change int he world. Sustainable materials like organic cotton, hemp and recycled poly along with Fair Trade, and Renewable Energy initiatives are just a few of the things that prAna supports.
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After a busy Fall and snowy Winter, I am ready for Spring! Bring on the flowers, the cute baby animals, and Spring Break!
This year we are not traveling for break, but since both kids have hit growth spurts they were in desperate need of new clothes. Luckily, my neighborhood OshKosh B’Gosh has all we need for a fashionable Spring.
Kids fashion can be tricky. As a parent I want something classic and cute. My kids want something fun. OshKosh makes it easy to find styles we can all agree on.
Our Spring Break coincides with Easter. Every Easter is a chance to celebrate with family, hunt for eggs filled with treats (and if you’re lucky money), and sport new fancy clothes. We always dress our Sunday best and this year the kids couldn’t wait to get to OshKosh to shop.
As the kids were looking around, I was secretly gushing over suspenders I found. My son has never worn them and I wasn’t sure he would be as thrilled as I was. But he surprised me. After picking out his shirt, shorts, shoes, and jacket, he saw the suspenders and decided he had to have them. After trying them on, because they look cool Mommy but what are they? he declared he looked like a grownup which is super cool.
I just think he looks adorable, but what do I know? I’m also leaning towards going back for the bowtie!
My daughter is definitely the Princess of the family. She went straight for this beautiful pink dress, matching necklace, and silver sandals. Plus, despite what men might think of women, she found her outfit before my son was finished deciding on shoes!
I think she has great taste, this is the exact dress I had already spotted online at OshKosh.com and was hoping that she would pick! The white cardigan is embellished around the top with a little sparkle and versatile enough to wear with many different outfits.
We also picked up other Spring Break essentials- leggings, tunics, shorts, and shirts. OshKosh B’Gosh has everything you need to freshen up your kids’ wardrobe this Spring.
Find the OshKosh B’Gosh store nearest you here.
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