Disney Park Map Leggings Giveaway

Good morning my friends! I have a fun giveaway for you today! I was shopping around on Etsy like I tend to do (It’s a time suck!) and I stumbled across these AMAZING clothing pieces from Rainbow Rules. I knew I had to have the leggings, and I decided to try a tank top as well. I got my items in the mail, and they are seriously a Disney lovers dream. Any Disney lover can spot the oh so familiar park map design a mile away. So unique and fun for pants!

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First up I ordered the Magic Kingdom Park Map Capris (also come in full length, and also come in fleece lined). These capris are thin but very stretchy and so adorable. (Note, you can’t wear your leopard print under things, but they look just fine with a neutral color underneath.) I can’t wait to wear these bad boys to WDW. They are really comfy and stretchy, and I have been asked a million times already where I got them.

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Next up I decided to try one of the tank tops, and went with the Disneyland design. It is made of the same material as the capris, so it’s really light and soft/stretchy.

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Yall, this is just the beginning. She also sells, shower curtains, dresses, skirts, clutches, scarves, cosmetics cases, etc. all with different park maps! I have been eyeing up the pillow cushion and door mat, how adorable!

The best thing about this stuff is her prices are great. Please note, turnaround time is about three weeks, so if you are wanting some park map leggings to wear to the Princess half, you need to order NOW! Also, you are in luck, because I have a discount code for you to use that is good for 10% off orders over $25 through the end of February. Simply enter the code LOOKINGGLASS at checkout.

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Be sure to check out all the other cool items in her shop, too.

Now for the giveaway. One lucky reader will get their choice of park map leggings from Rainbow Rules. Please follow the directions in the rafflecoptor widget below:

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Disclosure: I was given product to review, however all opinions are my own. 

Spread Cookie Joy Giveaway

Confession: I am not much of a cook. I work a lot, and by the end of the day, I usually just throw together whatever is the easiest, quickest thing I can make. However, there is one exception to this, and that is baking around the holidays where I love to spread cookie joy! I grew up making Christmas cookies with my family, and hope to continue the tradition with Emma Kate.

Baked goods (cookies more specifically!) make great gifts as well, and I have made them many times as Christmas gifts for family and friends. spread cookie joy

Krusteaz brand cookie mixes are not something I have used before, but when I saw all the delicious flavors, I knew I had to try them! I made some of the Snickerdoodle cookies for Thanksgiving, and then decided to make the butter vanilla sugar as gifts for some sweet friends. I knew I wanted to put icing on them, so I knew the butter vanilla sugar would be my best bet for decorating with red and green icing and sprinkles. spread Christmas cookie joy

I used the recipe on the back of the box for the cookies, and for the icing I used a tried and true simple recipe:

1 cup powdered sugar

2.5 tablespoons 2% milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

5 drops of neon green food coloring

-Stir until smooth, and decorate!

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I love wrapping gifts, and knew I wanted a cute and fun way to package my cookie creations. Zazzle has some adorable options and I ended up getting some cute little boxes, stickers, and personalized name tags.

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I love how everything turned out, and I can’t wait to spread cookie joy with my very sweet and deserving friends.

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If you are looking for more baking and gifting tips and Krusteaz prizes, a #SpreadCookieJoy Twitter Party will be held on December 14th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm ET. I hope you will come!

The kind people at Krusteaz have offered a GIVEAWAY for one THLG reader so you can #SpreadCookieJoy with your friends, family, or neighbors. Giveaway includes everything below EXCEPT for the ball jar, so you would get:  two boxes of the following mixes: Shortbread, Gingerbread, Snickerdoodle, Butter Vanilla Sugar and Oatmeal Scotchie; an apron, tote bag, cookie cutters and frosting pen.

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To enter, simply follow the Rafflecoptor instructions below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was provided with baking supplies and my own prize pack, however all opinions are my own. 

Morning Commute Made Easier + Giveaway

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This post was sponsored by Contigo®, however there is a GIVEAWAY at the end, and I truly think this product is really cool and something many of my readers can relate to/find helpful in your daily lives, so read on!

My morning “commute” looks different than it may for some people, but I rush around getting everyone ready and in the car just those people that are heading to the office, except first I am usually headed to the gym, and then back home to my home office.

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I am a believer in the power of coffee, and am not coherent or of any help to anyone until I have had at least a few sips. A lot of mornings I don’t have time to finish my coffee before it’s time to go, so I have to drink it on the run. This is always a problem, because I cannot stand cold coffee, and with my other travel mugs, cold coffee is what you get.

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Not only cold coffee, but coffee that sloshes all over you and your pants as you try to get your bags and your child’s bag into the car. I started using the Contigo® Meta travel mug, and things have gotten way less stressful around my house when it comes to my morning commute.

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The first thing that drew me to this mug is the length of time it will keep your drinks hot or cold. This bad boy has double-wall vacuum insulated Thermalock™ technology, so drinks stay hot for up to five hours, and chilled for up to TWELVE hours!

My other favorite feature is the fact that it is pretty much impossible to spill my drink on myself while juggling bags plus the baby. The  AUTOSEAL® patented technology seals up the drinking spout in between sips when you press one button, so no spilling!

For those of you who commute daily on public transportation, the Meta travel mug would be perfect because you can seal your drink in between sips to keep debris, dust, people’s sneezes, and the like with the commuter-inspired CleanGuard™ spout cover that rotates to close off the drinking area when not being used.

In addition to Contigo’s AUTOSEAL® Metra Travel Mug, I was also sent the AUTOSEAL® West Loop Travel Mug. to try out, and I love it, too!

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The awesome folks at Contigo® have offered to host a GIVEAWAY so you can win one of these amazing travel mugs for yourself! Simply follow the Rafflecoptor directions below. Good luck! (Please note, the giveaway will be open from November 30th to December 8th and is sponsored by Sway Group. One winner will be selected to receive a Contigo® AUTOSEAL® Metra Travel Mug. Sway Group will select a winner on December 10th which will be highlighted in the Rafflecopter.)

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Oh, another fun side note: There will be a Twitter Party on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST. I hope you will join me (@heatherslg) for the chat!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contigo®.

New Naked Juice and Giveaway

Mornings in my house can be pretty hectic. Everyone is trying to get out the door to start their day, and especially on days when the baby goes to daycare I don’t always have time to sit down and eat breakfast. As a multi tasker, it works better for me to gets things done WHILE making sure I get some breakfast, so grabbing a Naked juice before I jump in the car works for me a lot of mornings. DSC_0048

They are also a great and refreshing mid morning or afternoon snack. I like to make sure it is good and cold and then enjoy one as I cool down from a run, especially in this summer heat we have been experiencing. I have been drinking Naked juice for years, so I was really excited to learn they had some new flavors coming out. As a lover of almond milk and berry flavored things, I knew I would be all about the new berry almond nutmilk flavor, and I was correct. It. Is. Delicious. DSC_0055

Each bottle of Berry Almond Nutmilk contains: 26 blueberries, 8 blackberries, 2 raspberries, 1 strawberry, 24 almonds, 1 3/4 apples and 1/3 banana. Berry Almond Nutmilk is gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free. This non-dairy smoothie blends together fruit, almond milk and soy protein to deliver 11g of plant protein per bottle.

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Naked Juice has a deep tradition of goodness. Since its founding in 1983, they have been committed to creating the most nutritious beverages. Naked Juice has no added sugars or preservatives, and is perfect for on-the-go active individuals who know it’s important to incorporate fruits and veggies into their diet, but doesn’t always have the time to chop, slice, cook or blend. (hello, this is me!) I admittedly have problems getting in the correct amount of fruits and veggies in a day, so, if you can’t eat ‘em, drink ‘em! DSC_0062

The kind people at Naked gave me some coupons for FREE Naked drinks and smoothies so I am passing them on to you guys for a giveaway! THREE people will win TWO coupons each so you can try the new flavors for yourselves. Please follow the instructions below to enter: Naked Juice Giveaway

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Lorna Jane Fit Challenge: March Recap (Giveaway)

Another month of the Lorna Jane fit challenge has come and gone! Now that my marathon is over, I feel like I have more time to devote to this. As we get into the home stretch, I really want to focus on some of these strengthening exercises! I have been trying to get outside every day (except the rainy ones) and do something active, and do a few sets of the recommended workouts. I don’t always get them all in, but at least I feel accomplished doing something.

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Oh, and I kind of ran a marathon last month. Huge accomplishment for me!

Now that the weather is getting nicer, I have been trying to walk my dog a few times a week and I have been walking Emma Kate at the park at least once a week for three to four miles. It feels nice not having to log so many running miles and to have more freedom with my workouts!

For the “nourish” eating part of the challenge, I will admit I didn’t try any new recipes this month. However, since I know my sometimes unhealthy eating is my downfall, I plan to make that change this month. Excited to try something new!

I really want to encourage and motivate my amazing readers to be active this spring, and I feel like one of the best ways to do that is to keep a journal and calendar so you can write down all of your upcoming and completed workouts to help you keep track. So, I will be giving away a Lorna Jane 2015 diary to one of you! I know we are part way through the year already, but you can still use the rest of the months to record everything in this amazing book. It also has tips, recipes, and other motivation inside.

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All you have to do to enter is follow the prompts below. Open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Staying Healthy While Traveling (Giveaway)

 

I traveled twice last month, and hopped on a plane yet again last week to head to Los Angeles to run the marathon. With so much going on, I try and do my best to stay healthy and well especially while traveling.

Here are some of my best tips that will help support your immune system so you stay well:

1.) Wash hands: You would think this one would be a given, but a lot of people only wash their hands a couple of times a day. I try to wash mine whenever I think about it, or when I am walking by the sink in the kitchen. This is a great defense for keeping germs away!

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2.) Don’t touch your face: This stems off of the hand washing. If you don’t wash your hands then touch your eyes or mouth, it is an easy way for germs and viruses to get into your body. Yuck! I find myself touching my mouth or rubbing my eyes often, a habit I am trying to break!

3.) Sneeze and cough into your arm: You shouldn’t sneeze/cough into your hand, because then it is so easy to touch a door handle etc. and infect other people. I always try to sneeze into a tissue or the crook of my elbow.

4.) Get sleep: When I don’t get enough sleep and am generally run down, it seems that my immune system is lower and I am more susceptible to getting sick. I aim for 7-8 hours a night, which is pretty good with a five month old baby!

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5.) Take Airborne Everyday: This is a great product that not only is a multivitamin, but helps support your immune system at the same time (no separate vitamins needed!) The gummies taste great, and are packed with all kinds of nutrients. I have started to take Airborne Everyday as part of my everyday healthy habits routine to help support my immune system. You just take two gummies a day!

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Who would like to win a bottle of Airborne Everyday of their own? I am giving away a bottle to TWO lucky winners! Simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below:

 

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Something Sweet and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

I have always loved the taste of sugar, candy, and delicious treats. As I am now 6 months post baby, I am really trying to focus on making more healthy choices and small changes that can add up to help me on my health an fitness journey. A big weakness of mine is flavored coffees and creamers. I can’t stand to drink coffee black, but as a new mom I am throwing back way more calories than necessary because I need something sweet in my cup… or multiple cups a day. Please tell me I’m not the only sweet coffee addict?!? IMG_3343 (2)
I recently realized this was an issue, so I was excited to learn about Born Sweet™ Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener. This stuff has been a lifesaver because it tastes good and is better for my post baby weight loss efforts by not adding a ton of extra calories to my multiple cups of coffee. (One packet is equal to the sweetness of two teaspoons of sugar). IMG_3339 (2) Zing™ is made with only real ingredients, extracting the sweetness found in Mother Nature’s stevia plant.  It has zero calories, and is easy to sprinkle in your coffee.  Or, you can sprinkle it on some fruit, even in a smoothie or in some tea. (You all know how much I love sweet tea!) I have always ALWAYS had a serious sweet tooth, and while I know it can lead to major temptations, it’s just something I have always struggled with. I can work out all day long, but when it comes to sweets I tend to overdo it. But as I’m trying to make small changes like this one, it will help me cut back on calories and still enjoy the sweet flavor I love.

Want try new Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener for yourself? Visit www.zingstevia.com to request a Free Sample of Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener, plus a $1.50 Coupon. You can find Zing™ in the sweetener aisle at mass merchandiser and grocery stores nationwide.
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Now for the fun part! Answer the following question below in the comments for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card:
Which one of your favorite beverages are you most excited to mix Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener into first?

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the [email protected] email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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This sweepstakes runs from 3/25/15 – 4/21/15.

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Heart Health Recap and Fitbit Giveaway

Two giveaways in one week? Heck yes! It is Friday after all, so why not? You may remember I posted at the beginning of February about heart health and some goals I had for the month. I had some great tools form Staples to help me try to reach my goals, and while I didn’t reach them all, it was fun trying!

1.) Take time for myself every day

2.) Delegate- Eh. Still need to work on this one but getting better.

3.) Let things go- I had a couple of things happen this month to upset me, but after the initial anger I chose to let them go and I feel so much better not dwelling on the stress or haters.

4.) plan ahead- We went on vacation and I had to do a LOT of planning ahead to make sure things were covered at work, at home, etc. and everything went smoothly!

5.) run 100 miles- I only ran about 55 miles last month. I realized picking the shortest month of the year for such a  lofty goal probably wasn’t the best idea! Also, I was dealing with a hip injury so I was actually running less. Oh well! I will have to try this one again.

Something that really helped me stay active every day this month was my Fitbit One. I aim for 10k steps a day, and like to check in during the day to see where I am and if I need to do some more moving around. It’s been a great accountability tool!

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Staples has agreed to graciously give away a Fitbit One to one of my lovely readers! Just follow the instructions on Rafflecoptor to enter. Must have an address in the US. Good luck!

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Freshly Picked Review and Giveaway

Hi friends! I have a GREAT giveaway today for those with wee ones. So I know Emma Kate can’t walk yet, but that doesn’t mean she can’t have adorable little moccasins! Freshly Picked is having me not only review these on my site, but I will be giving a pair away as well!

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Emma Kate was way more excited about the cute packaging than the shoes themselves.

If I have to pick my favorite thing about Freshly Picked, It would be that they have SO many colors to choose from. I had a really hard time deciding! The baby wears a ton of pink so I thought these adorable neon pink ones fit her perfectly.

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I also ordered them a size bigger than needed so she could wear them for longer.

If I hadn’t gone with the pink, my next choice would have been Heirloom in cream and gold or the birch ones.

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The moccasins are made of genuine leather, and have elastic at the opening making them easy to get on squirmy babies, and stay on them! I also love that these items are made right here in the USA. You may have heard of them before from the ABC hit show Shark Tank, as well.

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I love how cute they are and can’t wait to add to EK’s collection soon!

Who wants to win a free pair of baby moccasins? Simply follow the Rafflecoptor instructions below.

*Please note if you have won a giveaway or a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins in the past 60 days you are not eligible to win. US addresses only.

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Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Giveaway

As a new mom, I drink a fair bit of coffee (and wine) to keep my sanity. This is good for me mentally, but not so good for my teeth. When Smile Brilliant contacted me about trying out their teeth whitening kit, I was really excited, especially since I couldn’t whiten my teeth while I was pregnant.

They mailed me the kit right away, and I was to make a mold of my top and bottom teeth to send off to have my custom trays made.

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The directions were very easy to follow and the whole thing took about ten minutes. Getting custom fitted trays made really adds to how well the treatments work!

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They even sent me back my molds (which they don’t typically do) just so I could show yall how much work and precision goes into making your custom trays.

 

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I used the trays about 8-9 times (you use until you stop noticing a difference) and my teeth are definitely whiter than they were before! Please note that the kit is designed to remove surface stains to restore your teeth to their natural color. It doesn’t actually bleach your teeth. You can continue to use the product once a month for maintenance. Everyone has a natural tooth color, but stains over time cause the teeth to turn more yellow. This product helps remove those pesky stains to restore your natural smile.

I put the trays in for 45 minutes – one hour each time, and hardly noticed they were there. Well worth the effort if you ask me!

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After:

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This picture was after drinking coffee…and they are still whiter!

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***How would you like to win $139.95 in store credit which is equal to the Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes or the Teeth whitening Trays + 6 whitening gel syringes? All you have to do is enter here. It’s really easy and takes about ten seconds.

Additionally, my readers can get 5% off the entire product list at Smile Brilliant. Just use coupon code “lookingglass5” when you checkout through this link. This discount is good through February 28!

QOTD: Have you ever used teeth whitening products before? Did they work?