Very Tasty & Healthy Back-To-School Lunchbox Sandwich & Snack

This is a sponsored post by Nature’s Harvest.  All opinions stated are my own.

As a mother, I have always been worried about the health of my daughter. I’m very conscious about what she eats and what I should give her that will make her healthy. The real challenge that I face in this mission was when she started going to school. Being a choosy girl, she rarely ate what I gave her in her lunchbox. The problem was solved when I got to know more about the Nature’s Harvest® Bread in honey wheat flavor and Entenmann’s Little Bites Fudge Brownies®.14079807_1173212509408481_3920409606140183153_nI did not waste any time and went to my nearest WalMart to buy them.  As I have already mentioned, I always prefer to make healthy choices for my daughter, so I reviewed the ingredients in the Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s Little Bites. I found that the Nature’s Harvest® Bread is baked with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving, and without high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors or colors. Moreover, the Entenmann’s Little Bites Fudge Brownies® are a wholesome, fun snack perfectly packaged for the lunchbox and made with real ingredients and never any high fructose corn syrup or trans Fat.14046093_1173259529403779_7241809501296880198_nWe all know that these days some children are very finicky and they only eat the things that they want to. This is the reason that I need food for my daughter that is not only high in nutrition, but should also look and taste good. This problem was also solved by the Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s Little Bites. I made a cool shape of flowered sandwich using ham and cheese with the fresh and the appetizing look of the Nature’s Harvest® Bread and its amazing taste…. my daughter cannot resist them! Moreover, the Entenmann’s Little Bites Fudge Brownies® are so tempting that even if your child is not a sweet- lover, he or she will love to eat them.

Furthermore, the Nature’s Harvest® Bread can be used to make a club sandwich which is my daughters favorite sandwich or anything similar that your child loves to eat. Yes, they taste good with whatever you make from them. To tell you the truth, I have often seen my daughter eating their bread all by itself. So, remember the next time your at the grocery store to buy the Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s Little Bites for your child and pack a delicious lunchbox they love each and every day.

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Week Long Vacation Ideas For Active Families

Active families love active holidays. Sitting around at home watching the TV is definitely not your preferred way to spend a week in the summer. Instead, you want to get physical, have fun, and see more of the world in an adventurous way. Of course, when you have children of different ages, there will be some activities that won’t be as accessible as you would like. So here are some of the best week-long vacation ideas that will suit an active family no matter what age they are:

Theme Park

Most large theme parks offer a wide range of accommodation to suit all their visitors. This can include family rooms with cots for your tiniest tots. A theme park can take several days to explore. Best of all there are endless opportunities for fun and excitement. The only downside could be the long queues for the most popular rides. Activities for preschoolers are often quite plentiful, and there is a wide range of eating venues to suit your healthy diet.

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National Monuments

When you’re spending a week to visit one or two national monuments, you need to have plenty of activities in reserve. When the schools are on a break, you can usually find one-day or two-day events like reenactments that the kids will love. These are very entertaining. The best ones put on activities relevant to the history of the place you’re visiting. They might be able to make something, get involved in a play, or just run around in costume. See what’s happening nearby. As many monuments are set in stunning natural landscapes, there will always be plenty of activities to tire you all out.

Road Trip

Taking a road trip to see more of your favorite State or even to take on the entire West Coast can be a lot of fun for the kids. When you choose your RV options, be sure to pick add-ons that give the kids space and things to do while you’re on the road. With an RV, you can stop as often as you need to. Tie the bicycles to the back and stretch your legs for a couple of hours. Or maybe you fancy heading to the lake with your kayaks or inflatables? A road trip can be tied into the curriculum your kids are following in history or geography lessons too. This makes it one of the best family vacation solutions you can choose.

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National Park Adventures

If your kids are all school age, then a National Park adventure could be ideal. There are several to choose from. Staying healthy while you’re out in the open will require a little extra planning and preparation. Insect repellant can be helpful. Essentials will include hats for everyone and sunscreen. Don’t forget your First Aid kit and regular medication.
Many different tour operators and activity companies use the National Parks for family fun. Things like hiking, cycling, climbing, and kayaking are available. Camping can be included. Your tour operator will be able to give you a breakdown of what you might be able to enjoy. What kind of vacation does your family love?

Relieve Headaches w/ Essentials Oils from Nature’s Bounty Earthly Elements

I have been paid and and received free product as compensation, nevertheless, all opinions are 100% my own.

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I have been experiencing stress at my work because I have so many daily responsibilities.   Recently, I heard about Nature’s Bounty® their Earthly Elements™ essentials oils that are helping many people relax.  One of my friends told me about their essential oils that she is using. After speaking with her, I put together a DIY blend using these essentials oils.  13716203_1139485772781155_7230205537067955541_n

Aromatherapy Headache relief:

    •    1/2 oz. Almond Oil

    •    4 drops of  Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Eucalyptus

Directions: Combine all the essential oils into the bottle, and gently roll the bottle between your hands to mix the essential oils into the Almond oil.

To Use: Drop 1-2 drops onto your fingers and massage onto your forehead or temples and make sure avoid getting the oils near your eyes.

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These essential oils are my favorites flavor and I was glad that it actually helps me to unwind.  This lavender soothing, comforting, clarity. The Peppermint stimulating, vitalizing, cooling. The Rosemary will tonifying, clarifying, warm and last but not the least is the Eucalyptus which provides cooling, calming, balancing.

13726781_1139495362780196_5417948610784630005_nNow wherever I go, I carry it with me.  It gives me a piece of mind knowing it’s available when I need it.  If you are busy like me, try this blend by using essential oils from Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™.  To learn more about these essential oils, check out Earthlyelements.com.  You can go to your nearest Walmart store or online to find all of these essential oils.  

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How to Beat the Heat in August

Summer brings to mind sunny picnics, days lazing on the beach and yummy iced treats. But the flip side comes in August when the intensity of the heat and the humidity make you feel like you’re permanently drenched in sweat. Here are some simple tips on how to beat the heat in August:

  1. Freeze your Sheets

This is a great way to get comfy at night. Put your sheets in a plastic bag and leave them in the freezer for a couple of hours. This will keep you comfortable for the time it takes for you to fall asleep.

      2. Cool your skin

Use aloe-vera gel or any aloe based moisturizer on your body to lower your skin temperature. It has the added benefit of adding a glow to your skin and getting rid of unwanted scars (if used regularly).

101790668-aloe-vera-plant 3. Gel packs

Buy a couple of gel packs and put them in the freezer the whole day. Use them between your mattress and sheet at night to stay cool for a good night sleep. An easier hack for the same thing is to fill a sock with rice and freeze – the rice holds the chill longer.

4. Make your own mister

Place a bowl of water in front of a fan. The wind from the fan will pick up moisture from the water bowl and act as a mini mister.

5. DIY Air Conditioner

Go one step ahead with the mister and put a bowl full of ice in front of a fan! Use frozen salt water to make the ice last longer.

6. Hot water bottles

You don’t have to pack them up after the winter. Just fill them with chilled water and use wherever you want to plank yourself.

7. Smart Air Flow

If you’re too lazy to try fans with ice or water bowls, just place the fans near windows and facing outwards! Blow the hot air out to lower room temperature.

8. Swimming

What better way to beat the heat than a cool splash? Find a pool in your vicinity and dunk yourself in for a couple of hours. The cooling effect will last for a while.

9. Swing it out

A hammock is a great way to stay cool – rig it up in your room or outside under a tree to enjoy a chill time with some music or your favorite book.

10. Get low and below

Heat rises. If you live in a two storey house, move your sleeping gear downstairs. If you’re in a single story house/apartment, put your mattress/cot closer to the ground.

11. Go Green

Electric bulbs give up a lot of heat. Turning off electric lights can lower your room temperature and lower the electricity bill!

12. Cool Shades

Hang a wet sheet in front of open windows. This is a great hack from cooling down the whole room. The breeze blowing in will bring down the room temperature.

Of course, buying an air conditioner means you won’t have to do any of the above! But if you feel like getting creative, put yourself through a stay cool challenge and share your ideas with friends and family. Who knows, maybe someone will get creative enough to come up with an idea to save the planet while staying cool!