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    Friday
    Jan092015

    Weighty matters: Yoplait Light has snacking in the bag

    Disclosure: Thank you to Yoplait for sponsoring this post; all opinions are my own.

    My husband loves candy; I have limited self-control. So when hubby pulls out the candy dish, I find it hard to resist. My husband never gains an ounce from his snacking but that's so not the case for me.

    yoplait light yogurt drops

    Because I've promised myself I'll cut calories and lose some weight in 2015, I came up with a super idea for an alternative to my husband's candy: Eat yogurt instead! Yoplait Light yogurt, to be specific.

    Sure, I could (and sometimes do) just open up a container of any one of the...

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    Monday
    Jan052015

    L'Oreal Age Perfect: Lasting a good long time

    I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

    l'oreal age perfect

    Back in November, I joined a campaign for L'Oreal Age Perfect products. Specifically, a trio of luxurious face products: Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream (with broad specturm SPF 15 sunscreen), Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream, and Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum.

    As I noted in my first post of the Age Perfect campaign, I set out in hopes of my face soon looking like...

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    Tuesday
    Dec302014

    iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer: Ring in the new year with a new way to brew coffee

    Coffee hovers near the top on my list of my most favorite things. Trying out new ways to brew coffee is on my list of second-most favorite things. In light of that information, you can be sure this review was one of the more enjoyable tasks on my to-do list.

    I recently had the opportunity to try out the iCoffee Opus single serve brewing system, which immediately proved to provide a more flavorful cuppa joe than many single-cup brewers, thanks to its innovative technology.

     iCoffee Opus

    The Opus single-serve brewing system features an...

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    Sunday
    Dec212014

    Just Dance 2015: A workout and fun all in one!

    Here it is: One final holiday gift idea! This one's the most fun of all... and it's one that will please all (well, most) ages. 

    When my grandsons visited a few months ago, their favorite thing to do was play Just Dance 2014 on the Wii. I truly cannot wait to share with them Just Dance 2015, for it includes even more songs they will get a kick (and strut and boogie) out of than the version they played again and again while at my house!

    Just Dance 2015

    I received Just Dance 2015 free for review just the other day, and I immediately...

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    Sunday
    Dec212014

    Singing the praises of Voice Lessons To Go

    Ever since I started watching The Voice on NBC, I've longed to sing better. Not that I want to audition for the show — or that I come close in my singing ability to even the lowest scoring of the performers featured on the show. I just want to sing better. For myself. For my grandkids. And for my cat who likes to meow along with me when I whistle, hum and sing loud and proud when no one else is listening.

    My husband and I went for an extended drive the other day, and it was the ideal time to work on perfecting my do re mi and more. Not by screeching along to the radio, but by inserting into the CD player, one after another, the Voice Lessons To Go CDs I recently received free for review.

    voice lessons to go

    Ariella Vaccarino, an accomplished opera singer who has been teaching voice...

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    Friday
    Dec122014

    Consider Canon when seeking super family gifts at Best Buy

    This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

    best buy holiday tree

    I am a longtime hobbyist photographer. I started off with a 110 camera (remember those cartridges), moved to a 35mm camera, then used a digital camera for several years. Three years ago, my my husband surprised me at Christmas with a gift I'd only dreamed of...

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