Friday, December 9, 2016

Dos and Don't of Cold & Flu Season with Advil (+ $25 Visa GC Giveaway)

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Tis’ the season for the cold and flu virus. As a parent I’m aware that sick days don’t exist. The kids still have to get to school, dinner needs to be made, and a billion other things will call for my attention throughout the day. So when the cold or flu strikes and symptoms are holding me back, I turn to Advil® Cold & Sinus. The #1 pharmacist recommended brand to treat your worst symptoms. 

Advil Package

Advil® Cold & Sinus combines Advil® – the number-one selling pain reliever – and a powerful nasal decongestant to provide fast, powerful relief. Don’t let a cold or flu hold you back this season. Keep Advil® Cold & Sinus on-hand in your medicine cabinet and remember the dos and don’ts of the season.

Do Practice Healthy Habits

A stronger immune system well help fend off or lesson the duration of symptoms. Fatigue, stress, and poor diet etc. all take a toll on the immune system. Stay well rested. Manage stress, exercise, and eat a well-balanced diet.

Do. Wash'em Often. Wash'em Good.
Moms preach it often and with good reason. Washing your hands often is the number 1 way to help prevent the spread of all kinds of sicknesses. Everything you touch can potentially be contaminated with a cold or flu bug. So wash your hands often with warm water and plain soap.


Don’t be that Sick Guy (or girl)

If you’re sick stay home. If the kids are sick keep them home. You’ll not only get better faster by taking the time off to rest, but you won’t be putting anyone else at risk either. A cold maybe just that to you, but it can cause major complication for someone with a compromised immune system. 

Don’t be Touchy!

Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. It’s through these areas that germs love to enter. 

Wishing you a healthy winter, and remember when all else fails and those symptoms have you down ask for Advil® Cold & Sinus at the pharmacy counter!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Different Types of Skirts

There are usually many different types of dresses for almost any season and occasion. Just like dresses, skirts are no exception to the saying. Many different skirts offer different looks and we’ve highlighted some skirts you need in your wardrobe. 

Extended skirts, like those from the ChicV company, are usually worn for virtually any occasion as opposed to minis, which cannot be worn in some places. This add-on is thought to provide an elegant appeal to the wearer. As opposed to sporting minis for summer season, which can influence the skin because of exposure to UV rays, extended skirt can shield the skin in the leg from damaging UV rays. Usually, this dress will likely have an elastic fitting inside the waist to tightly maintain it. So, ladies, who are often running errands outside can confidently don this attire and can have the essential convenience. But, they must be mindful about the choice of the proper measurement.

Lately, lots of miniskirts can be found which can be produced from either spandex or nylon, while the denim micro mini skirt can be increasingly preferred nowadays and there’s also an entire array of miniskirts produced from a number of diverse materials and styles. Some time when these skirts initially started to show up within a large quantity was close to the 1950’s where lots of younger women were found to be carrying these skirts, they usually held on expanding in popularity, in particular during enough time of the seventies. Miniskirts occupy a premier position in a girl’s wardrobe and can also make very good sportswear especially for the tennis and badminton players. At the same time they look fairly sexy and might quickly bring you into everyone attention span. Grab now at StyleWe.

Since leather skirts are so exceptional with their very own belt, it truly is significant to pair it with occupied and daring patterned trendy tops. This will draw a person’s gaze from the leather skirts alone and may possibly build a tacky visual appeal which is what you want. As long as you steer clear of printed tops and chunky embellishments in women’s clothes, you should be golden. Properly fitted trendy tops in sound colors seem most effective with leather skirts.

Today, various gypsy type skirts can be found with an elastic waist-band which makes them really effortless to put on. On the other hand, ladies who put on plus size skirts and like wearing gypsy styles ought to thoroughly decide on a proper type of top. Otherwise, they might look like a bit bloated down the middle. If you never need to put on a tee-shirt over the waist-band then pull the skirt up gently to ensure it falls below the waist-band. Plus size ladies should really purchase no less than 1 gypsy skirt for practicality, type and comfort.

Kids Poodle skirts had been a significant fashion trend for youngsters and younger ladies from the 1950s. A poodle skirt is usually a broad swing or circle skirt, a true blast through the past! Appliqués generally decorated these skirts. Poodle skirts were a crucial item for almost any woman’s 1950s costume wardrobe. These full skirts might be bought from specialty costume shops still!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2016 Holiday Guide to Gaming with Turtle Beach

I remember the joy I felt finding a NES under my tree when I was 8. It’s obvious with the immediate sell out of the NES Classic Edition, I’m not the only one nostalgic about gaming. And while you’ll have a tough time getting your hands on the NES Classic this season, there are many gifts available that will leave the gamer in your life more than happy.

Classic NES System

From the best new PC gaming technology, to the new 4K-ready consoles, Virtual Reality and top of the line accessories this years “Holiday Guide to Gaming” brings you some of the best from Turtle Beach.

A New Gaming Headset

With the VR hitting the market big this year one of the newest most haves from Turtle Beach includes their first gaming headset for the VR market, the STEALTH 350VR ($79).

Stealth VR Headset
The only headset created specifically for use with the latest VR goggles such as PlayStation®VR, the 350VR’s ergonomic design leaves room for your VR headband and cables, while its 50mm speakers fill your ears with a rich, dynamic sound, with variable bass boost that enhances lows and adds depth and realism to game audio. The 350VR also includes detachable mic which features mic monitoring. 

Elite Pro Series

Hardcore gamer on your list? Check out the Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset and Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller.

Turtle Beach asked and the pro’s answered. The result is a new standard in gaming audio, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro® ($199), featuring unparalleled comfort to unrivaled sound, giving champions a competitor’s headset that preforms as well as they do.

Elite Pro Headset

When it comes to gaming headsets, the most important aspect is usually comfort and the amount of pressure the headset is applying to your ears and head after extended gameplay. The Elite Pro brings users outstanding comfort and incredible sound with their ComfortTech system. The ComfortTech system gives you complete control over how it fits for an almost custom fit.

Gaming Gifts for Holidays

Pair the Elite Pro headset with the Elite Tactical Pro Audio Controller ($199) for the ultimate gaming experience. The Elite Tactical Pro Audio Controller acts like an external soundcard to merge the audio from your Elite Pro series devices so that you can hear everything and communicate with ease. Finally you can have fingertip control of vital mic and team chat settings and so much more! Compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Stream Mic

Lastly, for the streamer, Turtle Beach has brought forth the STREAM MIC ($99), as the first professional-quality, plug-and-play livestreaming mic that works with Xbox One, in addition to PS4, PC and Mac.

Stream Mic

The Turtle Beach Stream Mic is the first professional desktop microphone created for gamers streaming directly from their Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as from a PC or Mac. 

Turtle Beach

Now you can record professional quality livestream commentary, podcast, interviews and so much more right from your console. The Stream mic is mountable, features studio-grade digital processing balances EQ, gain and compression for pro sound your listeners will admire, with zero-latency headphone output and customizable software.

Find these products and more at or visit to find a retailer near you. 

Some products and information supplied by Turtle Beach or representing PR agency. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and were in no way influenced. Your opinion may differ. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday Cleaning Essentials Roundup

If I had to pick one time of year I spend the most time cleaning, it would be the holiday season. Whether tossing out the old to prepare for the new, making your home presentable for guest, or finding space for all that festive décor. There are a few must-haves that will save you time and leave your home sparkling, just in time for Santa to make his way down that chimney.

Mr. Clean Breeze Mop; Retail Price: $14.99

My favorite of the season and beyond! With hardwoods, tile and laminates, microfiber mops have become my new best friend. The downside to them however, they don’t wring out and they are usually better for quick clean ups and dust removal, as oppose to cleaning heavily soiled floors.
The Mr. Clean Breeze Mop, actually makes cleaning your floors a breeze. This new self-wringing microfiber mop, is designed with an innovative technology that allows consumers to use it both wet and dry. With a head that snaps back into place for wringing or storage, the Mr. Clean Breeze Mop picks up dust, pet hair and debris quickly and efficiently, and takes the strain out of cleaning with a convenient self-wringing feature. The microfiber pad is washable and reusable saving money and the thick, durable mop head allows for heavy duty cleaning. Mop, dust, and touch those floors up. The Mr. Clean Breeze Mop will leave your floors shining for the holidays.

Clorox Spin Dry Mop; Retail Price: $26.99

Prefer a more traditional mop? Or perhaps you’re like myself and prefer the power of a bucket and mop for areas like the bath or mud room.  Now you can effortlessly tackle messy floors with Butler’s exclusive Spin Drive™ Technology.

The Clorox Spin Dry Mop by Butler means never having to twist or squeeze the dirty water mop again. The dual material mop head works with the included bucket, effortlessly spinning away the dirty water. The mop head pivots for hard to reach areas, includes center scrubber and is reusable and washable! The Clorox Spin Mops also detaches into two pieces that fit into the included bucket for space saving storage.

Dawn Elite Gloves; Retail Price: $6.99

Scrubbing the oven, cleaning the toilet, or just washing the dishes. Cleaning gloves are an essential. The Dawn Elite Gloves are designed with super premium latex and a seamless knit reinforced cuff with hanging loops. The loops make it simple to hang the gloves in an easy-to-reach place, so they are always on hand when it's time to clean.

Dawn Scrubtastic Sponge; Retail Price: $3.49

A sponge is another essential for easy cleanup. The innovative new Scrubtastic™ Sponge from Dawn can quickly and easily adapt to any cleaning chore. The sponge's Thermal Scrub Technology™ (TST) allows it to remain stiff when used in cold water, though it becomes more pliable when used in warm or hot water. This means whether you need to scrub the oven or clean delicate glassware the Srubtastic can do the job. No need to buy an assortment of sponges with the Scrubtastic™ sponge around.

Gain Pop-Up Hamper; Retail Price: $8.99+ 

Wash. In a household of seven, laundry is a never ending chore and one not always easy to organize or hide. The Gain Pop-up Hamper is a easy, affordable way to get your laundry in order. There sturdy and stylish designs make them great for storing laundry or transporting. They can also double as a place to hide some of those toys that quickly overrun the house! 

Get your holiday clean on with these great products and checkout these additional Butler products for a whole house clean in no-time! 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Amazon Prime Photos has all new features! Plus an opportunity to win a $500 gift card provided by

Amazon lover like myself? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that Amazon has launched an all-new Prime Photos experience with Family Vault. Prime Photos is free for Amazon Prime members and makes it easier than ever for family members to safely store and share their photo memories. Additionally, the Family Vault allows the user to share the Vault with up to five family members at no extra cost! 

Amazon Prime Photo Storage

The Family Vault is perfect for the holiday season allowing you to share your pictures with anyone of your choosing across the country and beyond. It is also loaded with awesome new features, which include: Image Search, People view and Places view. And Prime members can now order photo prints, cards, photo books, and calendars directly from their Prime Photos account. Want to try it out? Download the new Prime Photos app here:

You can access your photo memories and rediscover the old ones from your PC, laptop, iOS and Android phones, and tablets! And remember storage is unlimited for you and five family members. Just imagine all the photos you can safely store and all the memories you’ll be able to share through the years. And imagine all the space you can finally free up on your phone. 

You can check out and download the Prime Photos app for either iPhone or Android here, and enter below for your chance to win!  From now until December 31st you can enter for your chance to win either the 1st place prize of a $500 Amazon gift card, or one of five $100 Amazon gift card 2nd prizes! Good Luck!

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