*I was provided with a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
Last year, I used H&R Block for the first time, and was so impressed with the ease of filing taxes, but also the assurance I got with H&R Block's Tax Pro Review. Their tax professionals will review, sign and e-file your taxes, so you know everything is double checked, officially signed, and you are getting your biggest refund possible. The professional I worked with was prompt in responding to any questions I had, and it made all the difference knowing my return had been professionally reviewed.
The average amount of experience that these tax pros have is 15 years. I also liked how you can have private, protected conversations with your professional through a messenger type correspondence, and you don't ever have to step foot in an office. You communicate on your time and schedule. Even if you have a really complex tax situation, they have all forms available and the experience to help you get it done right.
I also love how H&R Block has Price Preview so there's transparency in the pricing and no surprises, from start to finish. There will be no confusion over the cost when you get to checkout. Also, they offer the option to have your payment deducted from your return, so essentially you pay no money out of pocket for the services. You can check your refund status online in real time. They can also do direct deposit so the refund is in your bank account in as short of a time as possible.
For tax filing season, I've been so impressed with H&R Block and the professional services they offer. I highly recommend you check out the Tax Pro Review for the confidence and peace of mind in filing your taxes this year.
*I received a product in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own.
The Pure Company offer products from air purifiers to water purifiers and essential oils. I've had the privilege of reviewing The Pure Company Large Room Air Purifier. Did you know the air indoors can often times be more polluted than outdoor air? This is the first air purifier I've seen that has a place to put essential oils so not only does it filter out the bad (allergens, pollutants, etc.) but it adds to the air some good! I'm a firm believer in the power of essential oils and love how they have this option.
As I went to add a couple drops of oils to the small pad, I thought to myself I'm not sure this will actually fill the room (which I want it to, because I love the Fresh scent), but to my surprise only 2 drops did in fact fill the room, and lasted for quite a while. It's by no means overpowering in smell, but it's enough you actually smell it and just gives the air a nice fresh clean smell. I love their Comfort, Clarity and Fresh essential oil blends. Plus, you can feel good about what you are putting into the air because their oils are made from plants and are 100% pure essential oils with no synthetics, chemicals or fillers.
I absolutely love the design of this air purifier. It will fit in with any room decor, and even add style and elegance to the decor. They also offer wraps if you want to change the color. I love the look of the Marble and Navy as shown below. They also offer a Charcoal color.
The air quality is noticeably improved while running the air purifier. This purifier works as amazingly as it looks. I love knowing my kids are breathing cleaner, purer air, and I love seeing their allergies and asthma indoors improving. It also runs quietly, which is another big plus. It removes 99.97% of air particles as small as .3 microns, and with a 360 degree filter, it's cleaning the air from every direction. It also has a timer with auto shut off at the ends of a cycle. With the air quality sensor, you can set the speed to auto so it will run at a higher speed if needed. This is a nice feature so you don't have to mess with changing a setting, it will do it automatically. There's also an auto alert when the filter needs replacing.
All in all, this is a great air purifier not just for function, but for appearance, style and uniqueness. I would highly recommend checking out The Pure Company, and start taking steps to make your air and water cleaner.
*I was provided a product for my review, but all opinions are my own.
I am so excited to share with you all about a furniture company, Uncaged Furniture. They design and manufacture modular, multi-purpose, space-saving home furniture. I was allowed the privilege of reviewing the Stash Folding Kid's Chair. It is extremely well made, and the perfect size for all 3 of my kids (8, 5 and 2). Not only is it a comfortable chair, but it serves another purpose of storage! If you have kids, this is always a plus because no matter how hard you try to de-clutter and keep toys at a manageable level, they just seem to multiply and take over the house, am I right? Any time we can find something that doubles as storage as well, it's a sure win in our books. We tend to have more limited space, so are always looking for anywhere we can "hide the clutter".
The Stash chair comes in Navy Blue, Pirate Black, and Princess Pink. The look fits in great with our decor and can also be converted into an ottoman. Uncaged Furniture also offers free shipping and easy returns. Check out their website here, and get your little ones their very own Stash chair. We will probably be getting 2 more of these in the near future, because it's now the chair they all fight over. What a great gift idea for the upcoming holidays!
As I was shopping online at Wal-Mart the other day, I was thinking, I should probably just be going to the store so I can use coupons and at least be saving a little bit more money. But with 3 young kids, who were all sick, it was much easier to shop online once they were in bed. Then I heard about Giving Assistant. Not only do they offer cash back when you shop online, but they offer coupons in addition to that. And now, I could completely justify all this online shopping I've been doing, which to be honest, is a majority of my shopping (except for groceries).
What is it?
Giving Assistant is a website where you can earn cash back on your online purchases, either to help you save money or you can chose to donate that money to your selected charity. What a great way to be charitable this coming holiday season, or to save on purchases you would normally be making anyway.
Where can you get cash back?
There are over 3,000 online stores to choose from to earn cash back, and they also offer high value coupon codes for over 6,000 brands. For example, shop here at Lowe's, get a percentage cash back (currently 4%) on your purchase, then you have the option to keep that money as savings or donate 1-100% of that. Groupon (currently 7% cash back) is a great place to get already discounted deals and then earn more back. I personally shop at Walmart a lot (currently 11% cash back) and now that I can earn money back on those purchases, I can use my cash back to put towards my next shopping trip (at my computer)!
How do I use it?
They have a browser extension, so remembering to go there first is not an issue. Making and/or donating money is automatic with the free extension. I've done cash back sites before, but would always forget to go there first, and so it was pointless. I would remember AFTER I had already checked out. But with this you get an alert at checkout. This extension takes away all the leg work on your part, as it reminds you before checking out. You can also go to the Giving Assistant website and search for the store you want, then click through to place your order.
How often can I use it?
Use it as often as you shop online! There's no limit to the amount of times or cash back you can get.
How much does it cost, and what's the catch?
There is absolutely no cost, membership is free, and there's no catch or sales pitch. Simply earn cash back as you shop online, as simple as that!
So, as your husband (or wife) sees all those packages arriving at your door, just remind them how much money you're saving this way (or donating). Plus you're saving them a trip to the store. Check out Giving Assistant, and get the extension on your browser. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
*I was provided a product in exchange for my honest review, but all opinions are my own.
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I have been looking for a water purifier that was easy to use, BPA free, removes most contaminants, and was NOT connected to a water supply (due to a previous leak). The ZIP Countertop Water Purifier meets and exceeds all my requirements and I cannot recommend this enough! Watch my review above to see how easy it is to get excellent quality reverse osmosis water on your countertop in minutes. And check out PuricomUSA's website here to learn more.
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Kidlogger is a parental monitoring app you can download on your child's smart phone or tablet. You can then see and monitor what they are doing to ensure they are only engaging in safe activities.
KidLogger lets you know:
What's great is they have a Basic (Free), Standard, and Professional account so you can choose based on what your needs are. Even the Professional account is very reasonable for all you are getting. As you can see the app works on Windows, Mac and Android devices.
With the day and age we live in, unfortunately taking these measures with our kids is becoming more necessary. If doing this could prevent some of the awful things happening to kids, then it is worth every penny. Check out there website here to learn more and get your account set up today.
We recently had the opportunity to stay at SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Clearwater Beach, FL and wanted to share about the experience. Make sure to read to the end, as SpringHill Suites has been SO generous to offer one of my readers a chance to win a 1 night stay in a Studio Suite with breakfast for up to 4 guests!!
When we arrived at the hotel, check-in was quick and easy, and the valet guys do an awesome job of parking/retrieving your car quickly. They only offer valet, but to park anywhere on the beach costs money. Their valet costs are actually on the lower end compared to other parking at comparable hotels in Clearwater.
I was so impressed with the rooms. They were spotless and everything was very clean when we got to our double queen suite. It was nice to have the sleeping area divided from the couch. The tv could turn either way so my husband, the night owl, could stay up later watching sports. The rooms are modern and bright. They come with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker which is always a plus. They have a closet with plenty of room, along with an ironing board, hangers and bench. The rooms are very family friendly, even though we did not have our kids with us this trip, it's definitely a hotel I would come back to with the family.
Normally at hotels I don't sleep very well because the beds are either too hard or too soft, but this hotel had the most comfortable mattress. It was firm but not too firm, and I actually slept really well. The bathroom is spacious with plenty of towels and a tub/shower.
There is a gorgeous pool area outside the lobby overlooking the water. They also have an amazing breakfast with so many choices from hot cooked eggs, sausage and waffle machines to cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, bagels and more. There is a business center and fitness center as well.
SpringHill Suites is only a short walk to the beach and local shops and places to eat. The views from the room's balcony are beautiful. You can see the water and it was so pleasant sitting outside. We didn't need our car the whole time we were there with so many places to eat, shop and the beach all right there. If you're looking for the perfect location for your beach trip, this is it!
Clearwater is one of my favorite beaches to visit, and finding a good place to stay is not always easy, but this is honestly the best hotel I have stayed at in the Clearwater area. The location is central to basically everything you could possibly want to do. I would highly suggest visiting this hotel on your next beach trip, you will not be disappointed!
And now, for the giveaway! Enter the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win a 1 night stay for up to 4 guests in a SpringHill Studio Suite with breakfast included!
If you have children under the age of 12, I would highly suggest looking into LegoLand. Our kids are 7, 4 and 2, and this was honestly a perfect time to bring them. There was obviously plenty for the 7 year old to do, but surprisingly there was a lot for the 2 year old as well.
We went in July, mid summer, and it really wasn't as crowded as I was expecting it to be. We did go on a Monday (not a weekend) so this helped some I'm sure.
What to Do
There's just about something for everyone at LegoLand whether you're 2 or 92.
How to Save
Overall, we had an amazing time at LegoLand Florida. I would highly recommend this park to anyone with kids, and going in the summer was a great time for us.
*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
If you are looking for a product to help in your battle with chronic Lyme disease, I'd like to share with you about my experience with Results RNA Ultimate Lyme Support. Chances are, if you're anything like me, you are researching and trying to find the best approach to battle this debilitating disease. I decided from the start that I wanted to fight naturally without the use of antibiotics because of the gut damage and bacterial resistance it can cause. So basically, I've been using herbs and now have added in Results RNA products. Once I added in the sprays, I really did start to notice an improvement for the good.
Any form of treatment will take time, but I really think this gave me a boost that my body needed. The sprays are really easy to take, you just spray 6 sprays in your mouth twice a day. The Silver (ACS200) works as a natural antibiotic against Lyme and other co-infections (that I'm pretty sure I have as well). All of the sprays work synergistically to optimize your body's natural immune response to help build you up and fight off the pathogens. It also helps to decrease inflammation and neutralize oxidative stress.
Since I started treatment in January, I have gone from 32 symptoms to 6, so that right there is proof that natural treatments can work. I'm still working on those last 6 symptoms, and hope to be in remission soon. I really think Results RNA is helping boost my immune system to get me there along with the herbs, and I would really recommend them to anyone battling Lyme Disease.
I plan to continue using Results RNA beyond the initial 2 month supply because of the positive changes I've seen. I will update this post in a few months on my continued progress, so continue to check back!
*I received this product in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.
Today I want to share about my experience with the Air Oasis Air Purifier 3000G3. We have had some water damage in our home in the past, and so have wondered if mold may be contributing to my kids allergies as well as my Lyme becoming chronic and causing so many problems, as often times the two go hand in hand. I researched to find one of the best air purifiers, and came across the Air Oasis.
I can really tell a difference in the air quality since we started using the Air Oasis 3000G3 Purifier. It just smells fresher, and did from the first day we plugged it in. There is no assembly necessary, you just unpack it, plug it in and turn it on.
The technology behind it kills bacteria, viruses, allergens (like mold, pollen, dander and dust mites) and reduces odors and VOCs up to 99% in the air and on surfaces. With 3 kids, this really will come in handy when cold/flu season starts up. As far as allergies, I can really tell a difference in my kid's allergies especially. They are no longer waking up with stuffy noses and dark circles under their eyes. Even with Zyrtec daily, we just couldn't seem to get their allergies under control before. This alone is worth getting one of these purifiers!
The design is simple, and it doesn't take up too much space so can fit in with basically any set up. We have it in our living room, but you can also get a smaller one for bedrooms. I am really loving ours, and highly recommend you look in to these devices if you have ever had any mold issues in your home, or if you or your family struggle with allergies. It gives such a peace of mind to know our family is breathing in clean, pure air. To read more about the company you can check out their About page here, and also check out their Blog here for some really helpful articles.
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