Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As a contributor at Pink Lemonade of Life, I was given the opportunity to review a new product from Halls called Halls Refresh. Halls describes this product as "A new mouth watering hard candy specially formulated to help moisten your mouth." This product is available in three flavors: Juicy Strawberry, Tropical Wave and Refreshing Mint and are available in twenty piece resealable packages and nine count sticks.
Dry mouth is not something that I deal with regularly, so it is hard for me to determine it's effectiveness in this situation, however I did notice an increase of moisture while sucking on one. The feeling did not last beyond the time it was in my mouth, but it was pleasant, and I can see how they would be very nice if you did deal with dry mouth on a constant basis. I plan to carry some in a small pocket next time I go out running (I have been very bad about this lately, and need to kick my rear in gear and hit the trail. I am out of shape again and the holiday sweets are soon to be upon us!) as that is when I do tend to experience dryness.
I was was sent both the Juicy Strawberry and Tropical Wave flavors. While both have a pleasant, slightly medicinal taste (very mild, similar to a medicated cough drop, but much less potent), my preference is for the Tropical Wave. I find the medicinal taste to be a little less noticeable in the Tropical Wave, but mainly this is a personal preference. I wish that I had been able to sample the Refreshing Mint flavor, as this sounds most appealing to me.
I do find these to be a good cough drop or lozenge option while dealing with the cold and flu season. (The product is not designed as a cough drop, it's purpose is as a mouth moisturizer, I just found that these worked well for me in this function)The increased moisture seems to help calm a dry, scratchy throat (as I have been experiencing over the past week) without resorting to using the stronger, medicated drops. (I honestly usually resort to simply buying regular hard candy because I have a hard time with the strong flavor of regular cough drops).
All in all, I have a positive opinion of this product. It is not one that I will purchase often, as it does not fulfill an everyday need in my house, but will buy then on occasion.
Don't want to take my word for it? Read more reviews by contributors at Pink Lemonade of Life.
* HALLS® products may be used by adults and children 5 years and over. For children under 5 years, ask a doctor.
Would you like a chance to sample the all new Halls Refresh hard candies? Halls would like to send three of my readers samples of the product and a T-shirt!
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Contest closes November 10th at 11:59 PM Mountain Time
I received samples of this product in order to provide this review. No other compensation was provided. I related my honest experience with this product.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I recieved no compensation for this review monetary or otherwise. However, I am an Amazon associate, and any purchases made through links will result in compensation. The opinion stated is completly honest and my own.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I knew it was coming...reports of sightings in surrounding towns were coming in daily...then one day it happened. It started with a cough, followed by a fever and I knew...the dreaded, much talked about flu had found its way into the walls of my home.
It started a week ago with my oldest son. As he started to show signs of being on the mend, my daughter spiked a fever of 103. Today I am feeling the tightness in my chest and headache that seems to accompany this infiltrator. Hopefully he will be finished with us soon and move on. Anyone want to take this visitor off of our hands?
You may see a lull in posts this week as I wage war against the flu, but please do not loose heart...We will win and you will be back to reading my inspiring posts soon :). Tell Me A Story Tuesday will appear as planned, but other, unscheduled posts may be a bit scarce.
Friday, October 23, 2009
He is gonna love it! My sister also picked up a super cute rocking toy that we could hardly peel him from to get him in his car seat!
After deciding on birthday gifts, we hit the restaurant for our free kids meals (and YES, I got a plate of meatballs too!). Hurry, get to your local IKEA before this deal is over!
This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing a great deal!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I truly enjoyed this sweet story of love and friendship. The characters were likeable and well developed and the plot was well developed making aspects of the story that might seem a bit unlikely, believable. I am finding that I enjoy books about the Amish, and hope to find more at my local bookstore, particularly by this author. I recommend this book to those looking for a quick, enjoyable, uplifting story filled with love, friendship and faith.
You can read more about Beth Wiseman by visiting her website at http://www.bethwiseman.net/
The weather is turning colder and that has me thinking of hot, steamy mugs of cider, a fire in the fire place, and some relaxing music playing on the stereo. Lucky for me, One2One Network sent me a copy of the recently released CD Joshua Bell At Home With Friends! The light yet amazingly rich selections on this album are perfect for a relaxing night at home, or playing softly in the background during a dinner party.
Joshua Bell, a Grammy Award-winning violinist (who has been recording since he was 14 years old!!!) has gathered a start studded group of musicians for this collaborative album. The album cover says this about the inspiration for the album:
"At Home With Friends is inspired by Joshua Bell’s fondness for hosting informal musicales in his Manhattan home. Join Joshua as he celebrates the many musical friendships he has made over the years- a diverse group of artists sharing their love of music in an intimate setting. "
Wow, to be a fly on the wall at those “informal musicales” would be an experience to remember! While you cannot gain admittance to one of these musicales, you can experience the beauty of these musical collaborations by purchasing a copy of Joshua Bell At Home with Friends at local and online music retailers.
I know you will be amazed when you read this Track List:
I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
Come Again featuring Sting, vocals
Oblivion featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban, vocals
Para Tí featuring Tiempo Libre, various
My Funny Valentine featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
Maybe So featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings
Grieg: Sonata No. 3 featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
Eleanor Rigby featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone
Il Postino featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano
Look Away featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
I'll Take Manhattan featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano
Read more about Joshua Bell by visiting his website at http://www.joshuabell.com/
I received one copy of this album and information about the musician and album from One2One Network in order to provide my opinion. No other compensation was provided. The opinion expressed in entirely my own and completely honest.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
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