Saturday, July 30, 2016

Review of a Cala Pro Callus Remover

Today I am reviewing a Cala Pro Callus Remover. I finally decided to try one after my most recent pedicure. They use one each time and it gets my feet so soft. I purchased this one from Marshalls here locally for $6.99. I feel like it's a great deal to keep my feet smooth year round. I was not paid to write this review. I just wanted to share my experience with others. 

It's a stainless steel micro-file that says it leaves feet soft & silky smooth. 

 The handle is large and easy to hold on to, even with wet hands. I put liquid soap over the file and began moving it across my heels and on the sides of my feet. It's very easy to use and I didn't feel like I was going to cut myself. 

The file is not sharp but works well around the sides of your feet and toes. It's easy to clean and has a place to hang it up when it's not in use.

It has a plastic cover over the back to catch dead skin. It's removable and it's easy to clean.

I am highly satisfied with this product. I would suggest this to my friends and family. I found a similar one for sale at Amazon. I highly suggest you try it if you want smooth feet. It works wonders on dry Summer feet. It's a great way to keep your feet smooth in between pedicures. It removes dry skin quick and easily. You can click on the link below for more information or to see additional colors available. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Enter to win a fairy tale wedding or vow renewal at Disney Aulani in Hawaii.

(Photo: Disney Weddings)

Enter to win a fairy tale wedding or vow renewal at Disney Aulani in Hawaii. Includes airfare, hotel, and a ceremony for up to 18 guests.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Enter to win a new building, UTV or ride on mower.

Have you been wanting to expand the space around your property?  Enter to win a $50,000 credit towards a barn or other farm building to put on your own land. The winner will also receive a ride-on mower and a UTV when you enter "Giving Away the Farm Sweepstakes". Limit of one (1) entry per person.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The importance of wearing a helmet.

Cute helmet from Amazon

I was recently reading a magazine cover while waiting in line at the grocery store. It had a picture of two celebrities riding bikes with their children. The children all had bicycle helmets on but the celebrity Mom and Dad did not. I started thinking, what would happen if the Mom was to fall off her bike and hit her head? What if the fall was really bad and she ended up in the hospital? I see this every day in my own neighborhood. Parents who insist that their children wear helmets but refuse to wear one themselves. I always make my children wear a helmet while riding a bike and I always wear one too. I think it's important to lead by example. Wearing a helmet while riding a bike is like wearing your seat belt while riding in a car. It's meant to protect you. Most importantly, it's protecting your brain from injury in the event that you fell and hit your head. I guess we have to ask ourselves, who will take care of my family if I am seriously injured? Is it worth the risk to not wear a helmet? I don't think so. Do you think it's important to wear a helmet while bike riding with your children?

A multi-sport helmet is a great option. This is great because you don't have to buy several different helmets if your children play in different activities. Amazon has the best deal on them. 

Don't forget to pick up on for yourself. They have a nice selection of helmets for Mom & Dad too. 


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What the heck is animal rennet and why is it in our cheese?

My daughter is a vegetarian and has been for many years. She is very aware of what she puts in her body. She is always reading the ingredients of everything I buy. A few months ago she started reading the ingredients of the cheese we bought from Costco. Underneath the ingredients, almost as a warning she read "Contains no animal rennet". Below is a picture of the back of the package. 


Okay ewwwww what's animal rennet I asked. We decided to Google it and below is what we found. 

The definition from Wikipedia

Rennet /ˈrɛnɨt/ is a complex of enzymes produced in any mammalian stomach, and is often used in the production of cheese. Rennet contains many enzymes, including a proteolytic enzyme (protease) that coagulates the milk, causing it to separate into solids (curds) and liquid (whey). They are also very important in the stomach of young mammals as they digest their mothers' milk. The active enzyme in rennet is called chymosin or rennin (EC but there are also other important enzymes in it, e.g., pepsin and lipase. There are non-animal sources for rennet that are suitable for consumption by vegetarians.

I would not suggest looking into everything you eat if you have a weak stomach. The stuff that is added into our food is just gross. I think sometimes it's just better not knowing. 

What do you think about using animal rennet in our food?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Enter to win a 7-Night Caribbean cruise

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Enter to win a $10,000 patio makeover

Enter Jim Beam's Pinnacle Vodka Sweepstakes for your chance to win $10,000 or other prizes for a dream patio. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Enter to win a runner swag bag


Help Build a Healthier Generation 
Team Healthier Generation, a charity endurance sports program for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, raises money and awareness to help reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. Join the team at  and start making a difference today.

Get Fit, Have Fun, Win Big!

As the Official Media Sponsor of Team Healthier Generation, EatingWell has teamed up with our generous advertising partners to provide participating runners with a swag bag to help fuel them  across the finish line.

Plus, one hundred (100) lucky readers will have the chance to win their own runner swag bag!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Enter to win a trip to the TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

Enter EatingWell and Al Fresco's TerraVita Sweepstakes and you could win a free trip to Chapel Hill for the TerraVita Food & Drink Festival along with a gift basket of Al Fresco products. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Enter to win a c hance to meet Justin Timberlake

Want to meet Justin Timberlake? SiriusXM has your chance to attend the U.S. red carpet premiere of the movie Trolls and meet your favorite star!
One grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to including airfare, hotel stay, a pair of tickets to the Trolls movie premiere and the chance to meet Justin Timberlake. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Enter to win a trip for 4 to Hollywood plus a VIP tour at 20th Century Fox Studios

Enter for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Hollywood for a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of 20th Century Fox Studios, a free year of Post® cereal and more! No Purch. Nec. Ends 10/15/16. 18+, US/DC only. Void where prohibited.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Enter to win a glass top freezer or free ice cream from Hussmann

Enter to win a glass top freezer or free ice cream in the Ice Cream and Novelties Freezer & Coupon Giveaway. Enter today and you could be cooling off in no time. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Enter to win a $1,000 shopping spree from JTV

Enter the Summer Styles Sweepstakes and you could win a vacation, $1,000 cash and $1,000 worth of free jewelry of your choice. Weekly winners will also be chosen to receive a $250 shopping spree at You could be vacationing in style if you win. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Enter to win a new ATV from Sportsmans warehouse

Sportsman's Warehouse is giving away a free ATV in their Coleman Trail Tamer 500 Giveaway. Enter just once for your chance to own a $6,000 sports vehicle for free!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Enter to win a 2016 Jeep Wrangler from JC Whitney

US Auto Parts is giving you the chance to win a 2016 Jeep Wrangler worth over $35,000 in their JC Whitney 101 Sweepstakes. Enter now and you could also win a $2,000 shopping spree and buy auto parts of your choice. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

High five Mom, you're doing great!

As a Mom you constantly feel like you are failing. Even when all the pieces are falling into place, you see it differently. We spend most of our time in the car driving from one practice to another. We make it home just in time to make dinner before the kids head off to bed. We are doing laundry while the noodles boil. We are checking homework as we watch the evening news. As if being a Mom wasn't hard enough, we are always going and going. This keeps us in a constant state of exhaustion, making it hard to see ourselves in a positive light. 

We are our worst critics. It's not until you can say "Hey I'm doing a great job" that you will find peace. As you will find, this is very hard to do. I'm here to tell you, you're doing fantastic. When you look in the mirror be sure to remind yourself of this. Being a Mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Yes, it's incredibly rewarding but it's also really hard. 

Next time you see another Mom in the store struggling with their children as they are throwing a fit, stop her and say something kind. Maybe share a quick story with her about when your child did the same thing or just give her a big smile to let her know that it's going to be okay. We have all been there and you know you feel judged. You feel like the only person on the planet who is dealing with that exact thing at that time. It would be so nice to look up and see an understanding face smiling at you. 

That would make me feel better. 

Mom's rule and if we join together we can change the world. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

SunTrust wants to pay your mortgage, auto or student loan for a year. Enter now!

SunTrust is awarding a year's worth of payments on 5 mortgages, 10 auto loans and 10 student loans. 25 winners! What a great opportunity to move forward on your journey toward financial confidence. Enter now for a chance to win a year onUp and to join the onUp Movement.

How do you celebrate Independence Day?

In America we celebrate the fourth of July because it's the birth of the United States as an independent nation. On the fourth day in July we celebrate Independence every year. It's all about America and celebrating being proud to be an American. People gather
 with family and friends. They grill hot dogs and burgers and watch fireworks. Everyone has their own tradition. 

Share some of your favorite traditions. Tell us how you celebrate the Fourth of July?