Triple Berry Iced Tea Recipe

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I love summer.  I love the carefree, lazy days with a schedule that isn't so busy.  I love being able to be outside in the sunshine, playing with the kids.  But what I love the most is summer food.  We have a large garden and an orchard, so we have fresh fruits and vegetables all summer.  There is nothing better than fresh grown produce on your table after spending hours working outside.

Summertime cooking also means that I can pass along the cooking chore to my husband, who loves to grill.  I prepare some cold sides earlier in the day, and he grills the meat for dinner.  Since I'm done with my cooking, I can sit outside and relax while he grills.  One of my favorite summer drinks is this triple berry ice tea recipe.

Triple Berry Iced Tea Recipe

Free Fitness Tracker Printable

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you've been reading the last few months, then you know that I'm making some serious changes in my lifestyle.  I started taking a tai chi class twice a week, and I do an in home walking/cardio program three times a week.  I have an end goal that I'm working towards and little goals that I want to hit.  I've hit my first plateau.  I'm not going to lie; it's frustrating.  Now I realize how important it is to keep track of my progress, so when I can't see results, I can see in a glance just how far I've come.  That's why I made this free monthly fitness planner printable.  Keep reading to print your own and learn how I own my food with foods from Special K .
Free Fitness Tracker Printable

Get Help Managing Your Child's Allergy Symptoms

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When my middle child, Caleb, was diagnosed with allergies, it was unfamiliar territory.  I wasn't allergic to anything until I was an adult, and even then I only have symptoms in the spring and fall.  My oldest isn't allergic to anything, so it was all new to me. I noticed that Caleb had a runny nose and watery eyes daily.  Since there are few people in our families who have allergies, I thought he was just sick.  I took him to the doctor who diagnosed him with environmental allergies. We bought a powerful allergy friendly vacuum, and I vacuumed and dusted daily.  We used the air conditioner in the summer instead of opening the windows.  After a few years, his allergies weren't being controlled, and he was miserable.  As a mom, it's hard to watch your child go through allergies and not know how to manage them.  Well, now you can learn how with the Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit.

Get Help Managing Your Child's Allergy Symptoms

Fidget Toys on Amazon For Autism ADHD

Fidget toys are the latest fad.  My kids are homeschooled, so they don't quite get all of the fuss.  Besides, they've been using them for years; they aren't a new thing for our family.  I'm glad they are gaining popularity though.  It brings some awareness and education to how important these simple little things are for kids on the spectrum.  When my kids were in public school, their teachers frowned upon them having a fidget toy.  My son would make one to use, then he would get in trouble.  Then his stress level was high, which is when he needed the fidget toy the most.  It was a viscous cycle that could have been avoided had his teacher known anything about autism.  But I digress since we are homeschooling now.  Whether your child has autism, ADHD, or is just likes to fidget, here are some fidget toys in stock on Amazon so you don't have to drive all over town looking for them in stock.

Fidget Toys on Amazon For Autism ADHD

Lighted Magnifying Makeup Mirror Review and Giveaway ends 5/29

Happy Monday!  Let's start off the week with another great giveaway.  ToiletTree Products has generously offered to send a lighted magnifying mirror to one of my lucky readers, and they send me one to review as well.  I didn't have a makeup mirror, so I was stuck using the mirror in the bathroom.  With one bathroom and five people, my makeup time was always cut short.  As you can imagine, I was very happy to review the mirror for them so I had more makeup options at home.

Lighted Magnifying Makeup Mirror from ToiletTree Products Review

The makeup mirror isn't huge, which is a good thing for me.  It measures 6.5 inches L x 5 inches W x 12 -16 inches in height, depending on how you position it.  I need to store it in the closet when I'm not using it, so I didn't want a large mirror.  If you travel, the smaller size would be better to fit in your suitcase.

The mirror is magnified 7x.  That's close enough to apply your makeup to hide your flaws, but not close up that you freak out about each pore.  

It has an LED light ring around the mirror for even makeup application.  It does take 3 AAA batteries for the light ring, so you will go through some batteries in the unit.  

My favorite part is the makeup storage at the base.  It has nine compartments to hold your favorite products.  

The lighted magnifying makeup mirror is available at ToiletTree Products and Amazon.  


You could win a lighted makeup mirror of your own!  Contest is limited to US residents 18 and older.  Good luck!

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