Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday #Coupons

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Add More Stars to Your Sky this Fourth of July with Canvas by Lands' End


The spirit of Independence Day is alive and well at Lands’ End with a beautiful array of patriotic dresses, skirts, blazers, t-shirts, swimsuits, cover-ups, rash guards, and accessories from the Canvas by Lands’ End Stars collection. Available at canvasbylandsend.com and ranging from $29-$225, the red, white and blue pieces were designed in the United States with colors that epitomize the purity, valor and resolve of the American spirit.


The Canvas by Lands’ End star pattern symbolizes the American Dream and is a nod to Lands’ End’s storied heritage as a classic American lifestyle brand. The original, hand painted graphic prints were inspired by the ideal that success and prosperity can be achieved by all through hard work, determination and initiative.


Key pieces from the collection include the Women’s Sleeveless Sheath Dress in White Dahlia Stars ($155) made of refined Italian stretch twill, the UPF 50 Women’s Halter String Bikini Top and Bottoms in Deep Sea Raining Stars ($69, $65) with red and gold accents and the featherweight Women’s Star Print Scarf in Tossed Stars ($29).
Launched in April 2016, the entire Canvas by Lands’ End collection—for men and women—is inspired by the freedom of artistic expression and the clean white label symbolizes the ability to personally create one’s own canvas. The line features a new perspective and introduces silhouettes that emphasize fit, construction, prints and patterns, with a range of woven fabrics, tailored by expert patternmakers. From designer styles to relaxed looks, the collection features dresses, sweaters, tops, pants and jackets that can be worn day into night and week into weekend.

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My Thoughts
This Fourth of July,  Lands' End has just what you need to get in the holiday spirit. It's all about the red, white, and blue, but I like to pick out outfits that will last through the holiday and beyond. Lands' End came through with some adorable summer fashion finds that are just the right style for watching the fireworks display on the boardwalk. 
I am all about comfortable and casual. The t-shirts at Lands' End are just my style. The star patterns make them perfect for Fourth of July barbecues, but they will also carry over to Labor Day weekend or Red, White and Blue Day at my children's school. However, you don't need a special occasion to wear these cute tops. They are perfect for every day use as well.  They work great for casual gatherings, and as chic as they appear, they also nice and comfortable. One of the things I really love is that there are no itchy tags. The label is stamped right onto the material, and is very inconspicuous
If you are looking for something a little more formal, Land's End has some nice patriotic chooses for a Fourth of July date night as well. This dress zips in the back, so it's easy to slip into it. It's also fitted so it works with your curves, yet the high neckline is still modest. It's the perfect combination of style and sophistication. These are only a few examples of dozens of festive selections you can find at Lands' End. You can deck out the whole family in patriotic ensembles. Be sure to visit Lands' End for all your summer fashion needs.

DVD Review : JANET KING, Series 1: The Enemy Within



JANET KING, Series 1: The Enemy Within (DVD Debut) - “Acorn’s superior legal drama” (TV Guide) and “Marta Dusseldorp is effortlessly cool as Janet King, a fully developed female character that we don’t see often enough on our screens.” (The Hoopla) - Beloved Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) stars in this gripping, new legal drama as a senior crown prosecutor. Determined to prove she still has her edge, Janet returns from maternity leave to find her workplace even more demanding than when she left. She quickly becomes involved in a high-profile and controversial case, making several enemies throughout her search for the truth - enemies that will threaten her career, family, and ultimately her life. Premiered on Acorn TV.

My Thoughts


This series centers around Janet King. She is a senior crown prosecutor in Australia. We follow her through a variety of high profile cases. Though she is often threatened both privately and professional, she always holds her ground. The series includes eight fantastic episodes. 

 A Song of Experience- Janet's first case after returning from maternity leave involves a police commissioner named Blakely who assisted his wife in an easy death when she was terminal. But was that really what she wanted?

Every Contact Leaves a Trace - A biker is accused of murder despite minimal proof. Janet is forced to spend a lot of time away from her family.

Natural Justice - The Moreno case intertwines with the Blakely case, and Diane is starting to crack. 

The Third Man - Danny Novak is seen with Blakely on the day he goes missing. Lina attends compulsory psychological counseling.

5. Lurking Doubt - Janet and Erin are accused of having an affair.  The Moreno case trial judge is brought in. Ash and the kids leave down after being threatened. 

6. Overtime- Jane believes Moreno is involved in Blakely's murder.  She questions his daughter to gain more information. Lina wants to resign.  Ash and the kids are still in hiding.


7. An Achilles Heal-  Another body is found linked to the Blakely. The crown attorneys want Maya to testify against Nelson again.


8.The Greatest Good - Blakely's son reveals startling new information. Danny Novak is arrested. A new and suspect is located. Janet is frantic to protect her family. 

I really loved this series. It centers around a strong female character and is packed with action and intrigue. If you'd like to grab a copy of this awesome DVD for yourself, you can find it online at Acorn Media or on Amazon.


Tips for Mommy Posture: A Look Into the Gokhale Method.


Many soon-to-be moms and existing moms are looking for effective relief from back pain, especially with summer just around the corner.

The good news is that by making adjustments women at every stage of pregnancy and beyond can prevent lower back pain from occurring, or-- if pain is already an issue--take real steps to manage this pain.

Below are tips on “pregnancy without pain” from nationally recognized pain expert and posture specialist, Esther Gokhale, founder of the Gokhale Method, a unique, systematic approach to help people find their bodies’ way back to pain-free living.

Here are some of the products that go along with the Gokhale Method:

- The book: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Which has sold over 100,000 copies; in eight simple lessons, with no special equipment and no time-consuming exercises, teaches the root of most muscle and joint pain.

-  Stretchsit® Cushion: This cushion helps transform most chairs into comfortable chairs that provide gentle traction. Unlike a lumbar support cushion, this cushion elongates rather than compresses your low back, giving you the natural, healthy spinal shape shared by children, athletes, and people in non-industrial societies the world over.

- DVD: Back Pain: The Primal Posture Position: Addresses the root cause of most muscle and joint pain with healthy posture and movement techniques. Four real students are profiled as they successfully navigate degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, stenosis, back muscle spasms, sciatica, bunions, neck pain, shoulder pain and migraines.

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Tips for Managing Pain During Pregnancy by Esther Gokhale:

Anchor your ribs.  With regard to the rib anchor, it's important to know that the ever-growing baby is potentially pulling the mother's back into an arch. An expectant mother who gives in to this pull will be increasingly swaying her back, which can cause lower back pain and other problems. Anchoring the ribs involves keeping the lower border of the rib cage flush with the abdomen.

Engage your inner corset.  Anchoring the ribs and periodically engaging the inner corset--that is, contracting the deep muscles in the abdomen and back to lengthen and support the spine--is the ticket to well-toned abdominal muscles before, during, and after pregnancy.

Hinge your hips when you bend.  Everybody needs to hip-hinge when they bend, but this is especially important for pregnant women. This is because lowering the body by bending with the knees and curving the back (as is so common in our culture) puts added stress on the spinal discs at a time when the discs are already being challenged by the additional weight of the pregnancy. 

Stack your weight over your heels.  Positioning the pelvis so that it's slightly tipped forward (anteverted) allows for a natural stacking of vertebrae without muscle strain. Not only does healthy stacking yield good posture that leaves spinal discs decompressed, it also protects ligamental integrity. Ligaments already loosened by the hormone relaxin are less likely to be taxed when bones are correctly stacked.

Engage your gluteus medias muscles when you walk.  Engaging the gluteus medius, the muscle located in the upper, outer quadrant of the buttocks, helps prevent lower back pain.
Stretchlie on your side with supportive pillow. Stretchlying on the side--that is, lying with a lengthened back, anteverted pelvis, and knees slightly bent--represents an opportunity to restore healthy architecture during sleep and reinforce the neural pathways that will help create muscle memory for a healthy J-shaped spine (as opposed to a curved C-shaped spine or an over-arched S-shaped spine).

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Background on Esther Gokhale

Esther Gokhale, L.Ac.

Pain Expert and Posture Specialist

Esther Gokhale (Go-clay) has been involved in integrative therapies all her life. As a young girl growing up in India, she helped her mother, a nurse, treat abandoned babies waiting to be adopted. This early interest in healing led her to study biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton and, later, acupuncture at the San Francisco School of Oriental Medicine.

After experiencing crippling back pain during her first pregnancy and unsuccessful back surgery, Gokhale began her lifelong crusade to vanquish back pain. Her studies at the Aplomb® Institute in Paris and years of research in Brazil, India, Portugal and elsewhere led her to develop the Gokhale Method, a unique, systematic approach to help people find their bodies’ way back to pain-free living.

Gokhale practiced acupuncture and taught posture, dance, and yoga in her Palo Alto wellness center for over twenty years. The Gokhale Method continues to grow as qualified Gokhale Method teachers now teach the method worldwide.

Gokhale's book, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated into eight languages. In 2010, Gokhale hosted the nationally televised program Back Pain: The Primal Posture Solution (available on DVD).

Gokhale has taught at corporations such as Google, IDEO, Varian Medical Systems, and Facebook Inc. She has also presented at conferences including TEDx(Stanford), Ancestral Health Symposium, Weston Price Foundation Conference, and PrimalCon.  She continues to speak with physician groups including Stanford, PAMF, UCSF and has consulted for the trainers of the SF 49ers and several Stanford sports teams.

In May 2013, The New York Times featured Esther in an article giving her the title, “The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley”.

Esther Gokhale lives on Stanford University campus where she raised three children with her husband Brian White, chairman of the Math Department.

My Thoughts:

Having a mom that experiences back pain often from spinal stenosis and a previous break, I was fascinated by the Gokhale Method. It seemed to be one that has helped women all over the world with a multitude of back concerns. From pregnancy pain to every day pain caused by posture and physical injuries, the research and guidance involved is vast. I was fortunate enough to receive the products listed above from the Gokhale Method. I have to say, it was very enlightening and helpful. As someone who experiences occasional back pain, I learned something for myself and for my mom! 




8 Steps to a Pain - Free Back as well as the DVD, Back Pain: The Primal Posture Position are a wonderful combination of information. The book has stories and examples with pictures of each for every day life. You will find illustrations and advice for everything from proper sleeping positions to sitting. If you are looking for an wealth of inspiration and tips, this is the book for you! The DVD also has visual examples of posture techniques, information, student testimonials, as well as an interview with Ms. Gokhale herself!  

My mom and I loved being able to practice the advice given from both the DVD and book by using the Stretchsit® Cushion. The cushion is so comfortable. It helps to elevate your sitting position and is ideal for adults and children alike. It's firm yet gentle traction and can transform almost any chair into a safe one for your back. It has straps on the back side that are adjustable to fit any type of chair. It's very lightweight and durable. Easy to take with you and transfer from one seat to the next.

It's clear that Ms. Gokhale has done in depth research, and has wisdom to share with everyone when it comes to back pain. There was a lot of knowledge to gain through not only reading, but watching the DVD to see even more first hand. Having the cushion to assist in that process was an incredible bonus!  


Whether you are seeking advice and guidance for yourself or a loved one, the Gokhale Method is the way to go. You can find an array of information from the products specially created for the unique concerns that stem from a very real problem facing the world today, back pain. I want to give thanks to the team for allowing me to gain such valuable help!

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DegustaBox - Feel Good Snacks Delivered Right to Your Door - Get Your First Box for $4.99



I love trying out new snacks, but let's face it, not all of them are going to be a fit for every person. Getting full size products you may not like can be a waste of money, especially if you have a large family on a budget.  DegustaBox offers a unique subscription service that allows you to sample a variety of  delicious products each month. All these snacks are perfect for kids on the go  or adults looking to spice up their meals. Some can be tossed in lunch bags or taken on road trips while others can add some zing to your dinner plans.  For the low price of only $19.99 a month including shipping, a new selection gets shipped to your door each month, allowing you to sample some of the best products on the market without breaking your budget.


I received the June DegustaBox to try out and I was pretty impressed with the selection. The package is a little smaller than a shoe box, but it's packed with tons of tasty treats. This month's box included:

Sour Haribo GummiCandy - My kids were all other these delicious gummy bears. This was a nice big bag in a resealable package to guarantee freshness. There a variety of fruity flavored sour candies in each bag.


Cinnamon Jif - Where has this been all my life? Cinnamon and peanut butter are two of my favorite things and they come together in one mouth-watering package in this little jar. This stuff is amazing on a bagel or even a piece of toast.

Wise Popcorn - There were four single serving bags of popcorn included in this box. Two of these are sea salt flavor and two were Cinnabon. They are soooo good.  These are great for long car rides or school lunches.  


Teriyaki - Personally, I am not a big fan of teriyaki, so I didn't try this one, but it's a great deal for those that do. It's a full size bottle in a BPA-free bottle. It also contains no preservatives. 


Brianna's Home Style Vinaigrette Dressing - This dressing is awesome and a great way to spruce up your summer salad. You get a full size bottle! 


Real Pistachio Milk - This is a great alternative for anyone who is lactose intolerant. It tastes great and is also a great addition to smoothies. 



Honees Cough Drops - These cough drops are GMO free. They are made with honey and menthol. The combination is a great way to soothe allergies or cold symptoms. 


Orchard Valley Harvest Trail Mix- You get two snack-size bags of nuts, one of them is mixed with dry fruits. These are the kind of snacks mom can enjoy while she's out with the kids.

TopoChico Sparkling Water - There are two bottles of sparkling water. One is plain and one is flavored. These are a refreshing pick-me-up on a hot summer day.

VitaCoco Coconut Oil- Last, but not least, there are three sample size packs of coconut oil. Coconut is a much healthier alternative to other baking oils!


Some of these brands I was familiar with and a few I've even reviewed on this blog, but the flavors were varieties I hadn't had a chance to try yet. Other brands I never heard of before getting my  DegustaBox. There wasn't anything in this batch that someone didn't enjoy and I know I'll be looking for many of these brands in my local store. This batch was worth at least $30, so you are getting your monies worth and then some! As ad added bonus, you also get a few coupons! Right now, you can get your first box for only $4.99 by using this link. This is a limited time offer, so act fast!




If you're looking to try out some new products and want to skip the guess work, you should definitely give DegustaBox try. To learn more about this awesome company and all they have to offer, visit their website or follow them on their social media.


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Tuesday #Coupons & #Samples

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COUPONS

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