Enter To Win! 4 LOL Surprise Lil Sisters Eye Spy Series

Free LOL Surprise Lil Sisters Eye Spy Series

Hey everyone! My first Youtube video has been published. I chose to unbox the LOL Surprise Lil Sisters Eye Spy Series. It was super fun and I had a blast. However, I’m giving away the four dolls I unboxed in the video. You can take a look at the video below.

 

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Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Although I love the idea of stuffing stockings for my family members, I feel like it’s too expensive to do. However, I’ve found a bunch of cheap items that actually make this possible for me. I decided to share my findings with you. I hope you enjoy this list of stocking stuffers that are priced for under $5.

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Health Benefits Of Pomegranates

Health benefits of pomegranates

Health Benefits of Pomegranates

I absolutely love pomegranates! They’re so tasty and filled with juice that burst as soon as you bite into it! I began eating half of one a day and found myself craving it more and more. I decided to look up the health benefits of pomegranates and was completely surprised! Although I knew this fruit was good for you, I had no idea how beneficial pomegranates are to the human body. I hope that after you read this list, you’ll make the decision to add this wonderful fruit to your daily diet as well!

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Antioxidant Rich

Antioxidants are such an important part of a healthy lifestyle. They protect cells from becoming damaged, reduce inflammation, and remove free radicals.Amazingly, pomegranates contain 3 times the amount of antioxidants found in green tea and red wine. [1]

Full of Vitamins

Pomegranates are filled with Vitamin C. Fresh juice from one pomegranate supplies you with 40% of your daily recommended intake! Plus, they’re rich in Vitamin E, potassium, Vitamin K, and folate, fiber, and iron. Read more

Hot Christmas Items That Are Selling Out Fast

Hot Christmas items that are selling out fast.

Christmas time is here again and it’s time to begin holiday shopping. Many people missed a bunch of the hot Christmas items last year. Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of hot items to keep an eye for this year. Please, take a look below and be sure to tell me if I’ve missed any.

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Arcade 1-Up

These things are the new craze! I understand why because arcade were a big hit when they first arrived on the scene. Now, decades later they make a reappearance and we still love them so much. These arcades each come with 4 different games and there are plenty of different types to choose from.

Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to find them online. Therefore, you may want to consider checking out your local Walmart to see if they have them in stock. Be fast! These awesome nostalgic toys are selling out fast!

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Affordable Christmas Gifts For Toddlers

Christmas Gifts For Toddlers

The holiday season is upon us and shopping for toddlers is such an enjoyable activity – when the products are affordable. Although it can be fun to spend a lot of money on the special little people in your life, you don’t need to. There are plenty of fun toys you can buy for real cheap. ($20 or under!) Check out this awesome, useful list of toddler gifts! I’ve organized them by brand so if you come across one you don’t like, just scroll to the next! Happy shopping!

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Vtech

Vtech is pretty much the go to brand when it comes to infants and toddlers. They seem to have a bunch more for infants, but there are still some fun toys made by them you can buy for your toddler.

Fisher Price

The good ol’ classic Fisher Price. Most of the toys listed below are part of their little people collection. They’re extremely affordable and o-so fun! Read more

Health Benefits Of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are so beneficial to the human body!

Awesome Health Benefits Of Cucumbers

I used to HATE cucumbers. They tasted disgusting to me! However, once I learned all the health benefits of cucumbers I decided to give them another try. I decided to try them in my salad. I’m not going to lie, I had to swallow the chunks whole at first. Seriously, I did not like them. Nonetheless, I kept eating them until one day I no longer had to swallow them whole.

Whenever I dislike a healthy food, I try to focus on all the wonderful health benefits. My health is worth fighting for. Now, I can genuinely say that cucumbers aren’t that bad. (I mean, they aren’t really too great either.) I eat them on the regular and expect to receive all the great health benefits of cucumbers. Why don’t you join me?  Let’s take a look at the health benefits of cucumbers.

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Antioxidant Rich

Cucumbers are full of a bunch of wonderful antioxidants that can help prevent cancer and other horrible diseases.

Promotes Hydration

Cucumbers promote hydration which helps with all sorts of bodily functions!

Cucumbers are mostly made up of water (as much as 96%). Because of this, they revitalize the body and supply it with hydration. Read more

How To Read A Nutrition Label: Is It Food Or Poison?

Shopping for wholesome quality food doesn't have to be hard.

How To Understand The Nutrition Label

Once I learned how to read what was in my food, my diet completely changed. You won’t believe how many poisons are in our foods that the FDA recognizes as safe. (Although they’re banned in other countries!) This simple skill was life changing for me and I love the feeling of being in control of what I put inside my body.

There are plenty of important things to look at when reading a label. I will go over them all with you. Then, I’ll explain my process of reading it when purchasing foods. I can guarantee that learning how to read a nutrition label will change your life and your health for the better!

What Is The Serving Size?

The serving size tells you the amount of food you need to eat to obtain all the nutrients/toxins listed below. Usually the serving size is an amount that’s easy to measure like a cup or a package.

Here’s an example of sizes: if the serving size is 1 cup and there’s 2 servings per container, that means you’ll be eating 2 cups per container. This means you’ll be consuming 2x the nutrients on the label if you eat the whole thing. It’s pretty simple. Ask yourself, “How many servings am I eating?” Read more

Trans Fat Is Harmful To Human Health

What Is Trans Fat?

Trans fat is created in a factory where they take hydrogen molecules and pumping them into vegetable oils. This transforms them from a liquid into a solid. In order to dump the hydrogen molecules into the oil, they must heat it to dangerously high levels and is chemically treated.

Once the oils have been hydrogenated, the oil is now a solid a room temperature and has a much longer shelf life. Vegetable oil now becomes margarine and is used in all sorts of products. This is why cookies can survive so long in the cabinet or why shortening can be used way after purchased.

Why Is Trans Fat Harmful

In November of 2013, the FDA determined that hydrogenated oils are no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe) for human consumption. There is absolutely nothing natural about trans fats and didn’t exist 50 years ago. They’ve been connected to at least 30,000 premature deaths in the United States each year. Read more

Sugar And The Body

Deadly side effects of sugar including multiple diseases and chronic pain and inflammation

What Does Sugar Do To The Body?

In today’s world, sugar is in everything we eat. From soda pop to fruit juices, candy bars to granola bars; there is sugar everywhere! About 200 years ago, the average American only consumed around 2 lbs of sugar per year. Today, our intake has increased to about 152 lbs of sugar per year. [1]

The American Heart Association and the World Health Organization recommend that adults should only consume about 5% of their total calories from sugar. For men, this can be 38 grams and for women it’s less than 25 grams of sugar daily. That can be challenging since a can of soda can have as much as 39 grams!

I started removing all sorts of added sugar from my diet. Now, I only allow myself to consume a lot of sugar in one sitting if the food is a fruit. Other than that, I don’t consume soda, juice, sweets, and the like. I haven’t felt bloated and I’ve had more energy.

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Acne Breakouts

Have you tried everything and still cannot get acne off of your face? The cure may be simpler than you think. Foods filled with sugar cause insulin and blood sugar to spike. This leads to an increase in oil production, androgen secretion, and inflammation. All of these factors greatly impact the skin and can cause acne. [2]

Don’t believe me? A study conducted with 2,300 teenagers concluded that those who constantly ate foods with added sugar had a greater risk of breaking out with acne by 30% [3] Also, studies prove that diets with low-glycemic levels are directly connected to a lower risk of developing acne. On the other hand, high-glycemic diets yield a much higher risk of producing acne. [4] Read more

Lose Weight Without Exercising By Removing These Foods From Your Diet

Lose weight fast and easy by removing these certain foods fro your diet. Watch the belly fat disappear!

Weight loss can be confusing and difficult when you don’t know where to begin. There are so many diets that exist. Health experts teach various things and leave us questioning which one to follow. To be honest, losing weight is not rocket science. Plus, there are many factors and techniques to lose weight. The most important factor is your diet.

Think of your body as a vehicle. Cars can’t function properly without oil, gas, antifreeze, etc. Likewise, our bodies function differently depending what we put in our bodies. For example, lack of fiber can lead to constipation and lack of iron leads to anemia. Both of these symptoms come from the foods we eat! You only get one body in this lifetime. Please take care of it.

Although exercise is important and shouldn’t be neglected, I’m going to show you foods you can remove from your diet to lose fat without exercising.

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Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

Olive oil has many health benefits and uses.

Awesome Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

Olive oil has been around much longer than you or I. In some cultures, olives are an important part of their community. Extra virgin olive oil is the greatest quality of premium olive oil. People use olive oil for all sorts of stuff, including medicine, cosmetics, and soaps. However, consuming it yields absolutely amazing health benefits.

To find out more about olive oil and how to find the best one while shopping, please visit the page: “What Is Olive Oil?

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Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation occurs when body repairs is needed and to shield us from illnesses. However, a poor diet, stress, and other contributors can cause the body to fight itself.

73% of olive oil is made up of a fatty acid called oleic acid. It’s a monounsaturated fat and offers great health benefits, including damage prevention caused by free radicals (oxidative stress). Oleic acid fights against inflammation which is connected to many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and arthritis. Read more

Dangerous Side Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup has seriously dangerous health effects.

My Experience With High Fructose Corn Syrup

My journey to a healthier life began in 2017. I developed an interest in the human body and became fascinated with studying it. If I’m going to live my life in a human body, shouldn’t I learn how it functions and which ways I can to take care of it?

The Lord did amazing things that year. My walk with God skyrocketed and He began pulling me out of more and more sin. My husband and I stopped drinking, I spoke in tongues for the first time, and my prayer walk was lit.

However, that year the Lord told me to stop drinking soda. I know what it feels like when God convicts me and I knew that if God wanted me to give something up, then He wasn’t going to change His mind. I didn’t understand why, though.

Soda is filled with high fructose corn syrup. Quit the soda addiction today.

“Really God? Soda?” Nevertheless, I (eventually) gave up soda and alcohol. Afterwards, I began to exercise more and consume more water. Read more

What Is A Budget?

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Growing up, I had no one to teach me how to succeed at finances. I learned how to win with money after I already had a family to feed. A budget was not in my vocabulary nor did I ever hear anyone around me speaking about one.

My family never had any sort of savings. I had no idea what a budget was and how empowering it can be to have one set in place. I’ll be the first in my family to save money, get out of debt, invest money, and become financially free. I’m not there yet, but it all starts in one place: the budget.

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My husband was spectacle at first, but now he loves having a budget set in place. We know all our bills are covered and we have money to spend on ourselves. I feel at peace in our financial life and we agree on every decision together.

What Is A Budget?

written budget

A budget is a written plan that describes what you’re going to spend your money on. If you don’t have a plan, dollars will fly out of your hand into the hands of someone who does have a plan. Winning with money doesn’t happen by accident. This is one of those things that you’re going to have to be intentional about if you want to succeed. Read more

Budget Friendly Christmas Gifts For Boys

Christmas gifts boys will love that are priced under $20

Christmas Gifts For Boys

As the holiday season sneaks up on us, we find ourselves always busy. We have to decorate the tree, buy gifts, come up with money to buy gifts, wrap them, and all sorts of stuff. My goal is to assist you find a peace of mind (at least for a little) by presenting to you a list of Christmas gifts for boys.

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It can be challenging to figure out which gifts to buy your little man. If you have a budget to keep in order, this can be especially challenging. That’s why I’ve composed a list of Christmas gifts for boys that can help steer you in the right direction. I hope this list will make Christmas shopping a bit easier and at least inspire you with some ideas for what to get that special little guy in your life.

1. Decorate Me Toys

Kids are masters at creativity. Because of this, a toy they can decorate will keep them busy for quite some time. Then, the child can enjoy the fruits of his labor and play with the toy he designed. It’s an awesome gift that any boy would love.

2. Dinosaur Race Track

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Cheap Christmas Gifts That Don’t Suck For Girls

Christmas presents that little girls will love.

Christmas Gifts For Girls

Christmas shopping for children can be so difficult. (Mainly because we aren’t children anymore.) It seems like new toys come out all the time and we just can’t keep up. However, working next to the toy department has taught me a lot about the hot and popular toys that are in demand. And if your budget is tight, don’t worry. All the gifts are priced below $20

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1. LOL Dolls

If you’re the parent of a little girl, you know exactly how popular these toys are. Every girl wants them. However, some of these toys can be priced around $100! Nevertheless, there are some LOL Surprise gifts you can actually buy for under $20. Read more