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Healthy Fast Meals with Wildscape

Healthy Fast Meals with Wildscape

I received this product for free from MomsMeet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. I recently had the opportunity to sample some varieties of the Wildscape meals. These Frozen gourmet […]

Make Treat Time Last Longer with a Twist

Make Treat Time Last Longer with a Twist

This post is sponsored by  JW Twist-In Treats but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We just finished building an outdoor covered patio structure to enjoy this summer, so we are ready to start entertaining! While everyone loves my big hairy rescue […]

Reef Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2019

Reef Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2019

Laws are being passed and reef-wrecking sunscreens are getting the boot! But which options are effective and reef-friendly for your summer beach fun?

Some new mineral sunscreen product has hit the market this year, and here’s a preview of some great options to protect your family from harmful sun exposure and our sea-life from pollutants.

Love Swimming & Need Serious Coverage?

The Amavara lasts for a whopping 80 minutes while swimming, and it won’t harm the sea friends you are visiting underwater.

It’s also a great choice for those with sensitive skin. I tested it out while swimming for HOURS in the Cook Islands and it worked great! Find Amavara products here.

 

Spending Time Sun Bathing?

Bare Republic’s new shimmer line is reef-friendly AND sexy! Choose from diamond or gold shimmer varieties.

The Bare Republic sunscreens have a lovely scent and offer smooth coverage. Their cruelty-free sunscreens combine antioxidant-rich oils, plant extracts, and non-nano mineral actives Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to help nourish and protect you, your friends, and your family. The lotion is SPF 30 and the stick is SPF 50.

Kids

It can be tricky getting full sun protection coverage on kids. The Earth Mama sunscreen face stick is a great option for covering little faces with gentle, yet effective sunscreen.  The SPF 40 Face Stick has NO chemical sunscreens, NO artificial fragrance, and reef friendly non-nano zinc.

Outdoor Fav for Busy Bodies

If you’re going to be spending time going from the ocean, to hiking or just to relax at a beachfront cabana bar, I ADORE the Goddess Garden Mineral Sunscreen. It’s not sticky, so it’s excellent for those who are active and on the go. SPF 30, also reef safe, great for sensitive skin

 

This is not a paid article, yet I was provided samples of product to test out – all opinions are that of my own. 

Finding Comfort with Swanson Health’s CBD Hemp Extract

Finding Comfort with Swanson Health’s CBD Hemp Extract

This post was sponsored by Swanson Health. As summer is almost in full swing, we decided to build an outdoor covered entertaining area in our backyard. What seemed like a simple backyard improvement has turned into a major endeavor, which has included long hours of […]

Cedar Bay Grilling Company Plank Salmon with Blood Orange BBQ Air Fryer Potatoes

Cedar Bay Grilling Company Plank Salmon with Blood Orange BBQ Air Fryer Potatoes

I’m so excited to be entering the Cedar Bay Grilling Company Blogger Recipe Challenge in the Grilling Contest Category! My family loves salmon, so I was excited to learn about this gourmet pre-planked salmon.  Located in a tiny South Shore hamlet of Blandford, Nova Scotia, […]

Stock up on General Mills Cereals & Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Stock up on General Mills Cereals & Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

This post is sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Giving and volunteering have always been a part of my life, so naturally, my daughter has been raised to also take part in many charitable causes. Moms will often ask me how I was able to get my teen involved with so many different charities, and my reply is always the same – start early, have teachable moments and allow your kids to find a cause that is meaningful to them.

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Tangy Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Tangy Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemons

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MySanPelMomenti #TastefullyItalian #CollectiveBias As winter winds down and lemon trees are dropping their bounty, I have been preserving lemons with salt to use in soups, bakes, stews and […]

My Quick Seattle Getaway

My Quick Seattle Getaway

I groaned as I started to pack my suitcase. Seattle forecast? Rain, followed by a little more rain. As a native San Diegan, we have a love-hate relationship with rain. We desperately need the rainwater due to our ongoing drought, but the honest truth is […]

My Favorite Healthy Summer Drink : Berry Berry Zinger

My Favorite Healthy Summer Drink : Berry Berry Zinger

This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The warmer weather is FINALLY here, so I’ve been making my colorful, flavorful Berry Berry Zinger beverage. Pairing fresh seasonal strawberries with Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger tea creates a light and tangy berry-centric beverage to enjoy while cooling down. Pssst…add a little white wine to this recipe for guests 21 and over and create a fantastic cocktail without any added sugar! (more…)