Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body: Product Information & Review

 Hooray!  A faster way to get the showering done! 

 In a word......
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Ivory Refreshing 2-In-1 Hair & Body Wash

All moms that I know are tiny little superheroes, able to multi-task five projects at once, while balancing a baby in their arms and cleaning something simultaneously.  The genius who invented applesauce in little squeezable packets so that I don't have to remember a spoon in the lunchboxes should win some kind of award from Good Housekeeping for that invention alone.  So should the person who invented Uncrustables.  Those little crustless pre-made PB&J pockets of perfection have changed my life! No longer do I spend those precious 10 minutes in the mornings trying to scramble lunches together, only to ultimately forget the spoon in the end.   It’s a big help when we can employ products that are as equally effective as we are.  I welcome any product that can make life a little easier. That’s why I’m so happy to share with you the brand new Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash!

Does anyone else have days when it seems like a shower is one of the biggest time-wasters? I've prayed to the Invention Gods to come up with a way to somehow Dry-Clean my entire family to save me those precious hours in the evenings.  Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash is the perfect product for everyday use, especially since I don't even see the "Dry-Cleaner"  invention on the horizon. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got to make the most of my time and Ivory 2-in-1 gets the job done, and gets it done well, twice as fast as using separate products in the shower.

I was nervous what Ivory 2-IN-1 might do to my hair. Would it dry it out? Would it make it too unmanageable? I was pleasantly surprised to experience nothing but great things. Not only did I have soft and shiny hair, but my skin was softer, too, because I could use it as a body wash as well. The scent is nice and fresh and really helps get me going in the morning. My son with allergies can even use it, since it's so gentle.  It’s the same gentle and pure formula we know and trust from Ivory, but made especially to do double duty.  And save time and money, and what mom doesn't appreciate that?

Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash just hit store shelves this month, so keep your eyes peeled, and since it’s two products in one you’ll be saving some money, too! You can follow Ivory on Facebook to stay up to date on their new products and promotions!

Below is some info straight off the bottle!

Clean & Simple
  • Refreshing Scent
  • With Conditioners
  • Free of Dyes and Heavy Perfumes
Ivory® 2-In-1 Hair & Body Wash cleans you from head to toe while leaving your hair conditioned, cleansing hair down to its roots.  The dual action formula simplifies the showering experience for families.  It’s as simple as that.

Squeeze a small amount of product into hand (for hair) and onto a wet puff (for body).  Lather and rinse completely.

  "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."


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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

25 Free Things To Do In San Diego

Having fun in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money; in fact, many things to see and do here are absolutely free. With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, near-perfect weather year-round, and a variety of magnificent settings countywide, San Diego offers a fun and inexpensive getaway during all seasons of the year.
Seaport Village Pictures          Hotel Del Coronado Photo
     Old Town                                              Hotel Del Coronado

Free Activities for Kids and Adults in San Diego

  1. Head to San Diego's many beaches, all free to the public, to swim, body surf or hang-ten. Play in the sand, collect seashells or just bask in the sun.
  2. Visit La Jolla Cove and see the magnificent sunset on the ocean. La Jolla Cove is one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world.
  3. Visit downtown San Diego's Seaport Village for hours of free entertainment, leisurely strolling and window shopping. Enjoy a laid-back day of hanging out in the grass and watching the many passing yachts and ships on picturesque San Diego Bay, or take in the sights from one of the many bay-view eateries.
  4. Stroll through the 16½-block historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego and view the renovated turn-of-the-century Victorian architecture, home to boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops and more.
  5. Fly a kite along the grassy field in the Tecolote Shores of Mission Bay Park, a 4,600-acre aquatic park. Here, away from trees and overhead wires, friends and family gather to launch colorful kites into the bay breezes. 
  6. Enjoy free organ concerts at 2:00 pm on Sundays at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park. The Organ Pavillion features one of world's largest outdoor pipe organs, a San Diego landmark since 1914, where organists play traditional favorites, waltzes and show tunes on enormous 32-foot pipes.  *The Prado restaurant right next door is a great eatery with beautiful outdoor seating, a family favorite of ours.
  7. Visit Old Town and witness the living legacy of San Diego history. Guests are also invited to wander free through Old Town's historic buildings, including the blacksmith shop, Seeley Stables, Stewart House, Estudillo House and the oldest schoolhouse in San Diego.
  8. Bike or jog along Mission Bay Park's many trails. Joggers and walkers share more than 20 miles of scenic running paths that wind through sunlight and shade near the shoreline and feature workout courses at planned stations along the route.  (It's flat and easy for kids of all ages to keep up!)
  9. Visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista for a free tour of the 150-acre facility, including training fields and tracks, athlete dorms and the Otay Lake Reservoir. Tours are offered from the Copley Visitor Center at 11:00 am on Saturday. Self-guided tours are available daily between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
  10. Stargaze outside the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park on the first Wednesday of every month. The San Diego Astronomy Association sets up huge telescopes to offer guests a great view of all the stars in the night sky.  The kids will love it!
  11. Take a scenic, one-hour drive to Mt. Laguna. Once there, hop out for an invigorating hike and enjoy the fresh mountain air whispering through the pines.  Pack a lunch and enjoy the view!
  12. Step back in time with a stop in Julian, a century-old gold mining town in the Cuyamaca Mountains. Pick up a free map at the Chamber of Commerce for a self-guided walking tour of the area's historic sites and later enjoy a slice of homemade apple pie - a Julian specialty!
  13. Grab your picnic basket and head to Torrey Pines State Beach where you can watch talented and daring hang gliders do tricks in the strong winds that sweep along the coastline cliffs.
  14. The 59-Mile Scenic Drive allows travelers to take in all of the must-see places in San Diego.
  15. Rollerblade, skateboard or bicycle along the Mission Beach Boardwalk, a scenic 3-mile boardwalk along picturesque Mission and Pacific Beaches.
  16. Visit Mission Trails Regional Park to explore the cultural, historical and recreational aspects of San Diego. Stop at the Visitor's Center and learn about the wonders of nature and the people who once lived on the land. Or, roam through the park's 40 miles of natural and developed hiking and biking trails.
  17. Go scuba diving or snorkeling off San Diego's shores and see spectacular creatures of the sea. La Jolla Cove offers some of the clearest waters on the California coast, as well as miles of protected underwater preserves to explore.
  18. Go bird watching at the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Located high above Torrey Pines State Beach, the area is home of the rare and ancient Torrey Pine as well as a beautiful protected habitat for swifts, thrashers, woodpeckers and wrentits.
  19. Stroll through Balboa Park and marvel at its beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. While there, take advantage of the park's variety of offerings, including 15 museums (select museums free on Tuesdays for San Diego residents), free daily park tours, public organ concerts (Sundays), and spectacular gardens (seven are free daily).
  20. Visit other museums around town that offer similar free days. Both the downtown and La Jolla locations of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego are free on the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
  21. Gather family, friends and firewood for a cozy beach bonfire at one of the beaches in San Diego County, including Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach.
  22. Explore the tidepools in Point Loma at low tide and get up close and personal with flowery anemones, scampering shore crabs, elusive octopus, spongy deadman's fingers and many other magnificent sea creatures.
  23. Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla for breathtaking, 360-degree views of San Diego, including the gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Spectacular views of San Diego's East County communities also await guests at the top of Mt. Helix.
  24. Visit the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and experience the natural beauty of the desert. The 600,000-acre park is one of the largest state parks in the United States and each spring, following winter rains, explodes into a rainbow of colorful wildflower blossoms.
  25. Take a scenic walk along The Big Bay, San Diego's "largest attraction." With 27 miles of waterfront featuring bayside parks, marinas, hundreds of shops and restaurants, and miles of promenades and bikeways, the Big Bay appeals to all ages and interests.
                        Balboa Park Photos       Aerial Photos of USS Midway    Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve Photo
                           Balboa Park                        U.S.S. Midway                 Santee Lakes

Enjoy!  ~Bridget

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It's Heatin' Up Around Here...How About A Jamba Juice Discount!?

We always love a smoothie on a warm day, it's such a refreshing snack after school, or just when you feel like "something," but you can't quite figure out "what."
Or, like tonight, when I just sent my husband out at 8:05 to get us smoothies because we spent the last 2 days on the couch, recovering from a bout with the stomach flu.  I'm not sure we can even handle much more than the matzo ball soup we had for lunch, our only meal today thus far anyhow!  So I went to the internet searching for a coupon (I can always find a coupon!) and voila!  Here's a great one to use for the next few months....No coupon necessary - just mention it.

Hint:  (You can also ask them to "Make It Light" and reduce the sugar, calories and carbs.)
*Make-It-Light smoothies contain 33-43% fewer calories, 35-50% fewer sugars, and 33-45% fewer carbohydrates than the regular Classic smoothies of the same name. For the Sixteen size: Make-It-Light Smoothie – 160-200 calories, 31-41g sugar, 36-48g carbohydrate;  Classic Smoothie – 260-320 calories, 53-70g sugar, 61- 78g carbohydrate.

Smoothie Specials Coupon
Limited time offer valid at participating locations. Offer specifically not valid at Downtown Disney. Offer not valid with catering orders. Offer cannot be combined with other promotional offers. Offer only valid for advertised smoothies, no substitutions. Valid 3/12/13 — 5/20/13. Not including applicable tax.

Now go get yourself one!