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National Pumpkin Day!

by Wanda on October 26, 2016


October 26 is National Pumpkin Day, and it couldn’t come at a better time! You can’t be a citizen of the world without hearing about Pumpkin Spice anything this time of year. And during the fall holiday season every food blog and magazine is sure to have a number of tempting recipes, all starring: you guessed it- pumpkin! So you’ll love to know that not only is it easy to find pumpkin now, not only do all those recipes sound delicious, but pumpkin is really, really good for you. Yup, sometimes a food that you love actually has all kinds of amazing health benefits! Here’s what’s so great about pumpkin:

Eye health: Beta-carotene is what gives pumpkin its rich orange color. It converts to vitamin A in your body, which plays a role in healthy vision and may prevent cataracts.

Immune health: That’s the vitamin A and vitamin C working for you! Beta-carotene is also a strong antioxidant, which helps prevent cancer and heart disease.

Anti-aging: Vitamin A contains skin renewal properties.

Heart health: The fiber in pumpkin helps control cholesterol. Eat the seeds and they’ll help reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol, plus, they make a delicious guilt-free snack! Pumpkin is also a good source of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure.

Digestive health: That fiber again.

Muscle function: Credit goes to the potassium, which can help prevent painful muscle cramps.

Weight control: The fiber helps keep you feeling full for longer- and with fewer calories!

Mood: Pumpkin seeds have tryptophan- an essential amino acid that produces serotonin- the happy hormone. So eating pumpkin seeds can also put you into a good mood!

You can enjoy pumpkin in so many ways. Try pumpkin soups, roasted pumpkin, salads with pumpkin, pumpkin breads, pumpkin muffins, and of course, pumpkin desserts! So celebrate National Pumpkin Day like a true patriot, and get your fill of pumpkin treats while pumpkin season is still in full swing. And feel good about doing something good for your health!

Voucher For Free Lactose-Free Cream Cheese

by Wanda on October 25, 2016

MyShop coupon template (51) Missing cream cheese because you’re lactose intolerant? How does some lactose free cream cheese sound to you? Click here to get your voucher for a FREE 8 ounce sample of Green Valley Organics Lactose Free cream cheese and enjoy a treat!

$1 Off Mrs. Fields Cookies

by Wanda on October 24, 2016


Do you have a real life hero? Share your hero’s story with Mrs Fields and your hero could win $1,000 and more. You’ll get a FREE cookie and a coupon for $1 off a box of cookies. Offer valid through 10/31/16. Click here for details.

Operation Gratitude

by Wanda on October 23, 2016


If you’re worrying about what to do with all the extra candy your kids bring home on Halloween, you’ve now found the perfect solution! Have you heard of Operation Gratitude? It’s a sweet way to thank our troops, and a smart way to take care of your Halloween candy overflow by donating it to our heroes. Click here to learn about this program.

9 New Ways To Use Shampoo

by Wanda on October 19, 2016


I’m guessing that every household has at least one bottle of shampoo. There is a brand of shampoo out there to fit every budget, which is nice. What’s also nice is that shampoo is another one of those incredible multi-tasking products that are great for their usual use. but useful in so many other ways, too! Read on to learn what you can do with shampoo.

  1. Car wash. It lathers up nicely and makes your hair shiny, so why wouldn’t it do the same for your car? Save money, get a good workout, and let the kids have some fun washing the car.
  2. Unstick a zipper. Use a Q-tip to dab some shampoo on a stuck zipper and get it moving.
  3. Moisturize your feet. Rub shampoo on your feet, cover with cotton socks, and leave overnight. In the morning your feet will feel soft and silky.
  4. Revitalize leather. Rub a little shampoo with a clean cloth on leather shoes and handbags to shine and protect from salt stains.
  5. Pets. Use shampoo to get your pet clean and fresh.
  6. Clean the tub and faucet. It rinses away with water and will get the chrome nice and shiny. Don’t use too much, though, or you’ll have a hard time rinsing it away.
  7. Hand laundry. Add a few drops to your water for hand washing delicates and sweaters.
  8. Remove laundry stains. Rub shampoo on the stain, let it soak, then wash as usual.
  9. Clean brushes. Shampoo is a great cleaner for hair and makeup brushes.

Yeah, I was pretty excited to learn about all this and I’m planning to try them all, starting with the hand laundry. I hope these shampoo hacks will be helpful to you, too!