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Enter to win a couple free coupons for Zevia 6 packs! Contest ends 9/30/2014.




Day 1 : Aveda Naturally Straight

I’m not gonna lie.. Blow drying my hair is THE worst. I loathe it. Mostly because my hair gets wavy and slightly frizzy. In order to tame the mess I have to use my flat iron.

Heat + Heat = Dry!!

The lovely folks at She Speaks and Aveda sent me Aveda’s new product Naturally Straight.

From their website:
*After 5 consecutive applications of naturally straight, hair will stay straight for up to 3 washes*

Ok here are my results from my FIRST use. FIRST! Oh and did I tell you I just used the blow dryer? No flat iron!!


(I received this product for free, all words are my own)

Zevia soda – refreshing drink or cocktail must have???

zero calories + naturally sweetened + delicious= trifecta of awesomeness!


Thanks to my friends at Moms Meet I got to try Zevia zero calorie soda in some pretty awesome flavors! Black Cherry, Ginger Root Beer, Mountain Zevia, Grape, Cream Soda, Orange, Lemon Twist and Grapefruit Citrus to name a few. What I didn’t realize was that they make almost 15 DIFFERENT flavors.

zevia-productHands down my favorites were Grape & Grapefruit Citrus. I have ALLLLWAAAAYYYY been a grape soda fanatic and minus heading to our local soda shack you can’t find anything that doesn’t have everything TERRIBLE about regular soda – artificial everything, high fructose corn syrup etc etc.

pssssst. Can I tell you a secret.. ? Can I trust you..?

These sodas are important to keep in your pantry. What? Did you just ask ‘WHY?’

Because. Like every other parent out there.. when the kids go to bed.. what do you want to do more than anything in the world? (remember that this is a family friendly blog.. minds out of the gutters people!)

MAKE COCKTAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are many variations. My favorite recipe:


2oz Tequila (2oz is for a normal day, 4oz is preferred)

1/2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

Combine, add ice, top with Zevia Grapefruit Citrus soda

(you’re going to thank me later)

Have I not shown you the ways of Zevia soda yet? Here’s some other game changers:

*This soda contains no calories, sugar or artificial sweeteners.

*Zevia Zero Calorie Soda is sweetened naturally with a unique blend
of high purity Stevia (grown right here in the US!) and Monk Fruit.

*It’s totally Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! totally.

So is this something you’d want to try for FREE?? 

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Just comment on our blog with what flavor you’d want to try. TWO randomly selected winners will receive 2 coupons for a free 6 pack! (psst our Instagram page is running the contest too!) Contest is open until 9/30/14!

Can’t wait until then? Head to their website and grab a coupon NOW!


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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

the unwanted phone call

Last week my life was put into perspective. The gravity of a lifetime being put into perspective is HUGE. I, like everyone else, live day to day, Husband, kids, work, lather, rinse, repeat. We get caught up in these routines, monotony, schedules.

My Endocrinologist thinks they found an ‘abnormal growth’ in my thyroid.



We had been monitoring my Thyroid for 2 years now. It all started with some sluggishness… then it became enlarged. Blood tests came back negative for any Thyroid issues.. slides of cells told nothing.

I went for my yearly check up and things seemed routine. Ultrasound & needle aspiration. Done and Done. My Doctor started off by saying things seemed fine and normal and no need to do a needle biopsy this time. 20 minutes later that changed.. Let’s do one for good measure, she said.

Two days later, with my kids fighting in the background, headed out the door to get my Kindergartner… the word Cancer has possibly been introduced into my life. My head was spinning. Hysterical thoughts, mortality, what about my three boys? In 1 second life comes to a screeching halt.

They found abnormal Follicular cells and I would need to have a thyroidectomy. They will need to remove half of my thyroid in order to figure out if it is indeed Cancer, what kind, how big, if it has spread. She said they will run more tests and make decisions while I am on the table. There is a good chance they might take the entire thing.

After crying, fighting back tears as we picked up our son from his second day of Kindergarten.. I did what any person would do. Google.

I found out the following things:

This is the SECOND most common Thyroid Cancer

If you’re going to get Cancer… Thyroid is where it’s at. The survival rate, if detected early, is good.

I should be getting a call this week from my Surgeon. Add that to the list of things Adults have… Lawyers, Life Insurance Agents and Surgeons.

I have become oddly at peace with things. Maybe because crying about the unknown seems like such a waste of time. I’d rather be hanging out with my family in the woods somewhere. Not saying that fear or sadness don’t creep into my thoughts.

I keep telling myself that things will be fine.