Friday, June 26, 2015

Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals +$25 Walmart GC Giveaway!

The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by PandG.
I'm so excited to announce that Walmart and Pampers are donating $200,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals this month and you can help! Simply purchase Pampers and other select baby products at your local Walmart and a portion of the proceeds will go towards helping children live a better life!
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62 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. In fact, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat one in 10 children in North America each year. Every day, member hospitals treat 16,000 children in emergency rooms alone and every hour, member hospitals provide surgery for 97 children! With your support Children's Miracle Hospitals provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids each year!
Every year, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals identify a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. These “Champions” serve as the face for the millions of children treated at Children's Miracle Network hospitals every year. These Champions and their families travel to Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla. on an official Ambassador Tour to highlight the vital work of children’s hospitals.
Meet Champion Ethan from my home state, Ohio!
Doctors describe Ethan and his recovery from viral myositis with rhabdomyolysis as a “miracle.”
In 2010, doctors recorded Ethan’s creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels at the highest ever documented at the Dayton Children's Hospital. His high CPK levels were indicative of a rapid breakdown that can clog the kidneys and result in kidney failure. Ethan’s virus is the worst case ever documented worldwide and seemed unsurvivable.
Though the prognosis was grim, Ethan returned home after 33 days in the hospital, including 19 in the pediatric intensive care unit. Today, Ethan is fully recovered. He is an active teenager who loves spending hours perfecting his basketball skills and dreams of playing college sports for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Funds In Action

Funds contributed by CMN Hospitals purchased life-saving medical equipment including the total care bed, MRI machine and life support systems that Ethan utilized during his stay.


Do you have a story or experience with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals? If you do, we would LOVE to hear it!
We hope you'll help support CMN Hospital's by purchasing Pampers and other select baby products at Walmart and we'd love to help by giving you the chance to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monitor your home and open and close your garage door anytime, anywhere with the Neposmart Security Camera...

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)

My husband is so excited about the Neposmart Camera --It's a security camera that allows you to view live HD video and open and close your garage door from anywhere at anytime via your phone, tablet, or PC.
Watch this video to see exactly how it works!

The Neposmart Camera is easy to use, easy to set up and we love that it doesn't require a monthly fee. You don't even have to enter your private information anywhere, it's all secured and controlled by your own device.


When I first heard about Neposmart I loved the idea of a security camera for our home and the idea of being able to put our garage door up and down from wherever we are. I can't tell you how many times we have left our house and thought did we put the door down and had to turn around and go back only to find it shut, talk about a waste of time! With the Neposmart we can now check right from our phones if we left it up and the app alerts us after a certain period of time if we didn't put it down.

We have used the Neposmart so much already. It came in handy the other day --We've had so much rain here in Ohio and we were in a neighboring town and their power went out. My husband started freaking out because our basement has flooded in the past and we weren't sure if our town still had power. We immediately thought about the Neposmart. He went into the app activated our garage door and it immediately went up so we knew we had power and didn't have to rush home to check our sump pump or start the generator. What a great way to tell if our house still had power when we weren't home! It's also nice to be able to put our door up when we are a few minutes away and it's storming and pouring down rain. It's up when arrive and can pull right in without a wait.
The Neposmart also came in handy when I was with my mom the other day and my garage door opener was in my car at her house. We stopped by to get something that I forgot and I thought great I can not get in and we'll have to go all the way across town to get the opener and come back. Then I remembered the Neposmart app and put the door up! No running across town to let myself in. It was so convenient.
The Neposmart has awesome features on it to help you monitor your home. You can take still pictures, record video, listen to sound, zoom in and it lets you scan the whole room you are monitoring by moving the camera from your device! You can set different shots of your room and with the touch of a button it will automatically take you to the views you have set up and it can detect motion and alert you if you want it to. It also works at night with it's night vision. If you have more than one camera you an also view them all from the same app. It's great knowing that we can keep an eye our house right from our phone no matter where we are!

I never imagined we'd use the garage door opener feature so much, but now I don't know how we could live without it because we've used it so many times! We did have a little trouble setting it up and we called the support number and they walked us through every step to make sure we had it working in no time. The only thing I don't like about it is that my husband thought he would be funny the other day and activated the garage door when the kids and I were home alone. I immediately thought who put up the garage door and there were no cars around, then I remembered he could do it from his phone as --funny guy!

Learn more about the Neposmart camera and it's great features by visiting:


Monday, June 15, 2015

Show off your best smile with Colgate Optic White...

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
It's summer time and there's no better time to show off your sunkissed tan and pearly white smile!  
If you're looking for brighter, whiter teeth why not let Colgate Optic White products help you achieve just that! They have several great products that you can use together or alone to help you whiten your teeth and achieve those pearly whites you've always dreamed of!

I was recently sent a trio of products to try and I love being able to whiten my teeth at home and have the convenience of purchasing these at the drug store when I need more.

The first product is the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen combo. The toothbrush is specially designed with polishing bristles and stain removers to help remove surfaces stains from your teeth. In the end of the toothbrush is a removable whitening gel pen. Simply apply the gel to your teeth and it adheres within seconds. No waiting, no rinsing. With this combo you can start seeing whiter teeth in as little as 2 days!

I also love using the Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste. With the professionally recommended whitening ingredient, hydrogen peroxide you'll start seeing results in as little as 3 days! It's safe to use every day and it protects your teeths enamel and provides anti-cavity fluoride protection.

If you're a mouthwash user then you'll enjoy using the Colgate Optic White Mouthwash that not only freshens your breath, but helps you achieve whiter teeth in as little as 5 days! This mouthwash offers WhiteSeal technology which forms a shield around teeth to help seal out new stains!


There's no better time to work on your tan and that pearly white smile than summer! Check out all of the great Colgate Optic White products by visiting:


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

BattleFrog Series --A Race for the Family: Being “Fit for the Future”

If you're looking for a way to spend time with the family while getting fit and having fun then you MUST check out the BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series designed by U.S. Navy Seals. Find one near you here!
If you're in the New Jersey area you don't want to miss the upcoming BattleFrog Tri-State Race that takes place on June 20th. It's a family event and kids as little as 4 years old will love participating! 

Location:  Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Inc, 230 Pension Rd., Englishtown, NJ 07726 

The TadPole Dash is for 4-8 year olds. The course has 8+ obstacles, through 400 meters, and is guaranteed to deliver a new experience of self-discovery for the littles! Children will learn they can take on these new and exciting challenges, while becoming 'Fit for the Future', getting totally muddy and having the time of their lives! The Navy SEALS run the race with the kids, motivating them, entertaining them, and helping them over the tough spots and inspiring them with the spirit to never quit or give up. They teach them what teamwork is and encourage them to always try their best!

The BullFrog Mile is for slightly older kids who are aged 8-13. This age group can test themselves on at least 10 of the full-sized obstacles that top competitors tackle, but with a more manageable distance of only one mile. Kids will love sampling the mud crawls, climbing walls, slip and slides and their 'boot camp' military fitness exercise. The BullFrog Mile is the perfect combination of challenge and fun.

The BattleFrog 8K is a total test for people of all fitness levels from ages 13 and up! Each step is inspired by the training that forges SEAL operators and prepares kids that they are able to try anything. The approximate 8K course will take you through 22+ SEAL-inspired obstacles that use air, land and water to test your body, mind and spirit!
After run details...

  • Cross the line and receive a banana, water, protein bar and beer (if 21 and older)
  • Full festival after with free wine tasting, beer for purchase, and music.
  • Portrait Station: Take advantage of our professional portrait station and grab a free photo you’ll want to use for your next #ThrowbackThursday photo! These portrait photos will be posted in an album on our Facebook page within a week of your race.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Visiti one of Michigan's top tourist destinations --the Bavarian Inn and Restaurant...

If you plan on visiting Michigan this summer then you'll want to check out the Bavarian Inn Lodge -- nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan's top tourist destinations - Frankenmuth - is one of the state's largest Indoor Water Park Hotels.
The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants -- all under one roof.
 The Lodge's expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 100 video and redemption games, a two-story children's play village and Willy's Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 29 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor.
Another great Michigan Landmark is the Bavarian Inn Restaurant which celebrated 125 years of service in 2013! Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William "Tiny" Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn - whether it's the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan's greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. 
 If you're looking for a fun summer getaway the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Restaurant are great places to visit and I have some great deals to offer you!

RECEIVE UP TO $35 off your Bavarian Inn Lodge Stay --Any Pool Access, Pool Level or Suite OR $25 OFF - Any Standard or Balcony Guest Room (w/Two Double Beds or One King Bed)
Use Code #1239JD when booking! Call (855) 421-1366 or click HERE for more details!
Also Receive HALF OFF your Bavarian Inn Restaurant order with this exclusive coupon here!
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Protect your eyes this summer by wearing your Sunglasses!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinion are honest and our own!)
I love my sunnies a.k.a sunglasses. The bigger the better in my opinion, but have you really thought about the actual benefits of wearing your shades while outdoors? I recently sat in on a webinar presented by The Vision Council and I learned some important information that I'm excited to share with you today!
When I purchase a pair of sunglasses I've always simply purchased them for style, but style isn't the only thing we should be looking for when picking out a pair. The most important thing is to make sure that they have a sticker letting you know that they offer UV protection --UVA / UVB to be exact. If they don't have this protection then you are not protecting your eyes the way you should be. A tinted lens does not mean that you are protecting your eyes, you have to make sure that the pair you are wearing has UVA / UVB protection in them! Just because they have a dark lens does NOT mean you are getting protection from the sun's damaging rays. If they don't have UV lenses you are still damaging your eyes!
My eyes are very sensitive and I've learned to wear my sunnies not only when it's hot and sunny out, but to also wear them when it's cloudy and in the winter months too. It's very important to protect your eyes any time that you are outdoors!
If you have children it's very important to start them out at an early age of putting sunglasses on and protecting their eyes too. My kids are starting to get in the habit of wearing their shades and actually ask for them when we are outdoors now. By the time a child is 18, they have received nearly 25% of lifetime UV exposure to eyes! Children receive 3X's the annual adult dose of UV radiation and have a higher risk of serious vision damage later in life.
We took the boys' out and let them pick out their own glasses. We made sure they had the best protection and then let them choose which style they liked. Having your child try them on and making sure they are comfortable is important too. You want your kid to want to wear them!

There are so many different things that can go wrong with your eyes from the sun's harmful rays. It's never to early to start protecting them and unfortunately UV damage is irreversible --You can prevent it though!
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