We’ve made it, 2013 is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions and goals and get prepared and started to help you be successful with whatever your goals might be this year! Here’s some great items to help you meet your resolutions!
Get Out of Debt
There is no better day than right now to get out of debt, shape up your finances, and change your family tree! Dave Ramsey, the best selling author of The Total Money Makeover, has an easy to follow plan that can help your financial goals. Our family went on our own Financial Peace journey last year and were able to get completely out of debt in 12 months and full fund an emergency fund by the end of last year. We’re now on our way towards retirement and college savings and saving up for a larger home. Dave Ramsey has so many great books to choose from to inspire you on your own journey like his books More Than Enough or The Money Answer Book. I knew most of the information found in The Money Answer Book by having attended Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace class, however there was still a message that hit hard and true that it is important to keep moving along on my journey of saving money and getting out of debt, even if our only debt is our home. Rather than thinking we’ve made it and can go out and buy a bigger house, it’s caused me to stop and realize it is more important to save up and buy when the time is right for our finances.
Better Oats is a firm and hearty, never mushy, 100% Whole Grain oatmeal company that can help you with your healthy eating goals this year. Their oats are naturally trans-fat and cholesterol free, contain an excellent source of vitamins A and E, and include flax seeds which are a natural source of omega-3 and fiber. The fruit varieties also contain real pieces of fruit! Better Oats has 23 flavors and a range of varieties so there is something for every taste preference. Pick from flavors like Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Very Berry, Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Roll along with traditional favorites! Better Oats was even recommended by Dr. Oz on his “99 Foods Dr. Oz wants in Your Shopping Cart” list! Plus, you can print a coupon to Save $1 when you buy any three Better Oats products!
Enjoy an easy, guilt-free meal while you’re on-the-go with StarKist Tuna Creations! These single-serve packets of tuna have only 80-110 calories, depending on the variety. They require no mixing or draining leaving you with no extra mess. The Tuna Creations also pack in a great source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You’ll also notice the American Heart Association seal on the packaging showing you that the Tuna Creations meet the AHA food criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol for healthy people over the age of two! You can serve the StarKist Tuna Creations on your salad, eat it straight from the pouch, or add it to your favorite recipe for an added protein boost.
Blake’s All Natural is a family company that is based in New Hampshire that offers high quality convenient foods made with all natural ingredients. You’ll find a variety of delicious meal options like Chicken Pot Pie with organic vegetables and a flaky crust or and Mac & Cheese with Chicken made with organic chicken, pasta and broccoli! Rather than sacrificing a quality homemade meal for fast food when you’re short on time, Blake’s All Natural meals can fill the void and help you feel good about what you’re bringing to the table. You can find Blake’s All Natural meals at Whole Foods and other select local grocery stores as well.
vitaminwater zero has introduced two great new flavors to help keep you recharged in the new year – power-c and revive. In each, you’ll find an excellent source of both B and C vitamins, electrolytes and a unique blend of additional vitamins suited to each of the flavors. Plus, they have zero calories to help you with your dieting plans. These vitaminwater zero drinks will help keep you hydrated during the day or after workouts and help you work towards your eight glasses of fluid a day goals while you’re at it. You can find your favorite vitaminwater and vitaminwater zero varieties and your local drug and grocery stores.
Get in Shape
Make moving a little more fun with a MOVband pedometer by MOVABLE. This fun pedometer is worn on your wrist with one of the 20 different colored bands you can choose from. It is more than just a pedometer but will track all your movements from walking, dancing, skipping, jumping, running or however you like to move it and translate your movements into mileage. You can then track your progress by total active time, daily movies, or your total daily mileage. The MOVband is splash-proof, too, great for outdoor exercise even on rainy days. You can even encourage getting active amongst a group and challenge each other to succeed with MOVchallenge that lets you set goals and milestones for the whole group of participants. The MOVband is just $29.99 and additional colored bands are available for $4.99 each.
Whether you need just a little help or maybe you have a long way to go, Heather Porter’s insightful book, Body Back, offers a wealth of information to help you get there! This book includes tips and advice on fitness, diet, fashion, mental health, relationships and beauty to help you get back to the best you possible! It tackles the problems that come with a postpartum body whether you had a baby yesterday or 30 years ago. You’ll love the natural home remedies, DIY beauty treatments, mom-tested workouts, pantry makeover tips, and much more! Body Back is available on Amazon and retails for $29.95 or for your kindle reader for $7.99.
If your body is in need of a bit of help this new year, It Works! can help. With an Ultimate Body Applicator you can give yourself a 45-minute treatment to tighten, tone and firm your body! In under an hour you can minimize the appearance of cellulite and improve your skin texture and tightness! By using a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with natural botanically-based ingredients you’ll see results after the first application and even better results after your second application. This kit includes 4 applicators to let you transform two areas with two applications. Choose from areas such as your abdomen, back, sides, arms or legs. Check out all the products available by It Works! to find what body contouring products will best suit your individual needs!
Here’s to Good Health
Keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright with a line of Whitening oral care products by Colgate! With Colgate Optic White full whitening regime, you can have a whiter smile in just 5 days! Start with Optic White Enamel White Toothpaste ($3.79, 4oz) and a 360 Optic White powered toothbrush ($6.99) to remove any food. Then, kill bad breath germs and between your teeth with Colgate Optic White Mouthwash ($5.99, 16oz). Keep your teeth clean and in good health between brushing and while on-the-go with Colgate Wisp Optic White Mini-Toothbrushes that need no water or rinsing for a clean mouth. Colgate Optic White products are available at your favorite local grocery, pharmacy, and big box retailers.
A correctly sized bra can make all the difference to how you look and feel. Leading Lady offers a line of maternity and nursing bras as well as styles for full figures, sports, and leisure wear. One style you can try is their Molded Comfort Wirefree Nursing Bra ($27) for a soft and comfortable bra that is double layered for added support and modesty. The touch of lace at the neckline will make you’ll feel pretty while the seamless cups will give you a smooth look under your clothing helping you to feel confident, too. Leading Lady bras start at just $20. Be sure to read Leading Lady’s tips and guides to make sure you order your correct size for a comfortable fit.
Keep your family enjoying good quality home cooked meals that are easy to make with one of the great Taste of Home Cookbooks! They have many great cookbooks to choose from like their Best Loved Recipes Cookbook that features over 1,400 recipes that feature recipes for every occasion that have been tested by families just like yours and are proved for ease, taste and accuracy so you know you’ll have recipes at your fingertips that you can count on. The Taste of Home Dinner on a Dime Cookbook can help keep your family budget in line with over 400 budget friendly recipes that your family will love and great money saving advice, too. There’s nothing better than the family time you’ll enjoy and the health benefits of eating from home that will get your new year’s off on the right start.
Keep your skin healthy and protected with Aveeno’s Smart Essentials Collection that can replenish important moisture to your stressed skin and protect you from harmful UV rays during the day. Try Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 that will protect you from harmful UVA/UVB rays will giving your skin the moisture boost you need for soft and smooth skin. Results showed that 100% of women showed a visible improvement in the look of their stressed skin in a 2 week period of using Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30! It is dermatologist-tested and gentle for sensitive skin. Give your skin a nighttime boost with Aveeno Smart Essential Nighttime Moisture Infusion with Vitamins A, C, & E. Then, unwind at the end of a long and stressful day with Aveeno Stress Relief Foaming Bath! With a formula that includes soothing natural colloidal oatmeal and relaxing scents of lavender and essential chamomile and ylang – ylang oils, you’ll be able to easily unwind while hydrating and soothing your dry skin. You can find Aveeno products at your local food, drug, and mass merchandisers nationwide.
For the Kids
Helping to limit your kids’ sugar intake while still allowing them juice for lunchtime, on-the-go, or their lunchboxes can be a challenge. Now, Juicy Juice Fruitifuls can help by providing a full serving of fruit and 35% less sugar than regular fruit juices! The Fruitfuls juice boxes have no added sugar, sweeteners, preservatives or artificial flavors while still offering a delicious and hydrating drink. Check out this great infographic that shares how kids are getting too much sugar and not enough fruit. Juicy Juice Fruitifuls are available in four great flavors: Apple Quench, Punch Splash, Berry Cherry Burst, and Orange Strawbana Blast.
You can make it easier for your children to get in their daily needed servings of calcium and dairy products with lunchbox friendly, shelf stable milk! Tetra Pak makes packaging that lets you keep products, such as milk, safely on the shelf with no refrigeration required until the package is opened. Tetra Pak has introduced a campaign called Milk Unleashed to help spread the word that milk can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. The milk is regular Grade A fluid milk that is ultra pasteurized to remove bacteria and then safely sealed in the Tetra Pak that keeps out harmful light, air and contaminants leaving you with a product that is safe to store on the shelf for up to 6 months. Visit www.milkunleashed.com for more information!
Teach kids the importance of taking care of finances in an easy way that children can understand with the Smart Saver Bank by Dave Ramsey. Now all the hard work you have done to get out of debt, save, and work on your own budget can be easy to teach to your children helping them to learn those important lessons of earning, saving, spending, and giving while they are young. The Smart Saver Bank is three banks in one featuring three transparent piggies with space for savings, spending money, and for giving. Your child will be able to see their money add up and learn the responsibility of caring for money and making their own early buying decisions. The Smart Saver Bank is available through the Dave Ramsey online store and retails for $19.95.
Encourage outdoor play and an active lifestyle for your tots with a fun ride-on toy by Bright Starts! Their Having a Ball Pop & Roll Roadster takes the fun of playing with balls that all kids love and adds that play aspect into a ride-on car for loads of entertainment value! Balls are placed in the steering wheel. Then, your child can watch as the balls pop and bounce inside the hood or pull the gear shift to shoot the balls out from the hood. Your child will love the silly sounds when the balls are released and the lifelike horn and engine sounds! This cute ride-on vehicle is made for ages 12 to 36 months and up to 40 lbs. You can find the Bright Starts Having a Ball Pop & Roll Roadster at Target, Walmart, and on Amazon.
Help your kids have a great and happy year by making yourself the best parents you can be. With the great new book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, you’ll find a guide to raising responsible, capable and happy kids. The focus of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids teaches that fostering an emotional connection with your child will create real and lasting change and a powerful relationship. This connection with your child will help you eliminate the need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe or punish! The step-by-step guide will help you understand your own emotions and raise self-disciplined kids. You can find Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids on Amazon or your favorite book retailer for just $15.
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