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Paperless Post: Easy, Fun, and Professional

Thank you to Paperless Post for the complimentary coins in exchange for this review.

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The above invitation was the first thing I made on Paperless Post. Beautiful, right? It was so easy! The program is user-friendly as it guides you through each step. There are hundreds of options for everything from font style to envelope design. Editing is simple and uploading emails is a breeze. The ‘coins’ you purchase are spent on your design choices and number of recipients.

I had so much fun doing that one, I moved on to this card.

Then, I received this awesome response from one of my recipients:

You are so good! What a cute card! Way to go with personal service.

Try it. You’ll like it. I promise.

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Here is a little bit about Paperless Post:

Reimagine invitations.

Millions of people use our elegant technologies and expressive designs to celebrate their most important life occasions.

Use technology to power design.

All of our product is designed, developed, and deployed in-­house. We’re serious about what we do, how we do it, and making sure we’re scaling quickly and smartly.

Participate in a culture of learning.

We know that the most important ingredients for a healthy, happy workplace are autonomy, transparency, sustainability, and empathy.

We’re aligned with our users.

Our users are our customers. Because they pay us for a product they love, we’ve never had to answer to ad sponsors or third parties.

We’ve got the numbers.

$47 million

RAISED

100 million

USERS

100

EMPLOYEES

We’re building the best team.

We thrive off of diversity of talent, experience, and coffee. Join us.

 

 

 

 

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Feel Great with Healtop Products

Feel Great with Healtop Products…feel greatThank you to Healtop for my complimentary Moms Over 45 Bundle. The Natural Body Cream and Face Cream are smooth, feel good on my skin, and are made with natural ingredients like coconut and grape seed oil. The Balance dietary supplement is all natural and helpful to women experiencing menopausal symptoms.

Things have certainly been different since turning 50 and entering perimenopause. I am grateful to have been introduced to these products.

Learn more about the people behind Healtop products here.

From Healtop: Essential products for women over the age of 45. The bundle includes 2 amazing 100% natural skin care products face and body and also the amazing natural supplement balance for women in menopause or perimenopause.  Products are vegan, cruelty FREE, paraben/sls/artificial scents FREE, manufactured under GMP, HACCP, ISO9000, ISO22000.

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Two Helpful Products for that Pain in the Neck

Two Helpful Products for that Pain in the Neck…

When your neck hurts, life is difficult. You can’t turn your head to look behind you while you’re backing up in the car. During the night, you sleep funny so you wake up feeling more stiff than you did the day before. You feel like your neck can’t hold up that big heavy head of yours. It just kind of sucks.

Well, I have found two great solutions, or at least a great deal of relief.

doTERRA® Products

PastTense Tension Blend: To help ground and balance emotions, PastTense uses a fresh, cooling aroma that can ease stressful feelings and promote a sense of calm.

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Deep Blue Roll On Soothing Blend: Formulated to soothe and cool, doTERRA Deep Blue Roll On is an enriched blend of oils perfect for a massage after a long day or an intense workout. Applies easily with the roller-ball applicator.

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Deep Blue Rub: doTERRA® Deep Blue Rub is a topical cream formulated with Deep Blue Soothing Blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, natural plant extracts, and additional helpful ingredients that provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas.

 

NextRelief Intense Cooling Formulation

NextRelief harnesses the power of arnica, aloe, tea tree oil, and more to soothe and relax your muscles and joints.

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Deep Blue, Lemongrass, Past Tense

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Discover New Italian Products in the Nonna Box

Discover New Italian Products in the Nonna Box…

Thank you to my new Italian friend, Guido, for my beautifully presented Nonna Box. Even before seeing all of the ingredients, recipes, and stories about Nonna, we were so impressed with the packaging and presentation.

My neighbor, who is also Italian, was especially excited because her children call their grandmother Nonna. After using the ingredients I needed, I gifted the box, recipes, and Moscato Wine Cream to her. She is a fabulous cook and will make the very best of it!

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I am a simple cook, so I stuck with the Carnaroli Rice. Easy to make, yet delicious. Cooked with olive oil, white wine, and vegetable broth, this easy dish will fill you up. Top it with saved parmesan cheese for an extra layer of flavor.

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The Corn Cookies are absolutely delicious! Just like corn bread, but prettier and with a delightful crunch. We use the Acacia Honey in our tea and as a dip for apples.

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Visit their website and find out more about Guido and his Nonna. Then order a Nonna Box for yourself!

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Mickey Mouse and Rapunzel Explore Music with Hal Leonard

Thank you to Waldmania PR for my complimentary Musical Exploration books from Hal Leonard.

Emma was so excited to sing along with Rapunzel’s book when we received it, but she had a cold, so she had to hold back and let me do the singing. My highs and lows and slides made her giggle.

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There is no doubt that Emma LOVES to sing! She will sing wherever and whenever she can. She sings at the dinner table, while dancing, coloring, and even in the bathroom. She also loves to tell stories through song, almost in an operatic fashion.

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Mickey and his friends love to make instruments just like Emma. She has made shakers and drums and keeps them around for spontaneous music time. She also loves the opportunity to design the outside like Mickey shows you how to do.

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Learn lots more from Waldmania PR:

Tangled: It’s Better When You Sing It – A Musical Exploration Storybook

Graced with the charming familiarity of Tangled-inspired illustrations, this innovative musical exploration storybook integrates thoughtful activities right in the engaging narrative. Rapunzel shows youngsters that everything is better when they sing! Learning about music becomes an exciting adventure with this playful story that encourages children to experience the joy of singing while they discover the qualities of their own unique voice. Along the way, they’ll explore concepts like tempo, pitch awareness, proper breathing, careful listening, using music to express feelings, and much more.

Mickey’s Found Sounds -A Musical Exploration Storybook
The Main Street Parade has been rained out, but Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy, along with Donald and Daisy Duck and all their friends, form their own parade playing musical instruments they have made from everyday items found around the house. Children will follow simple instructions and share with Mickey and his pals the fun of playing music with instruments they create themselves. This exploration storybook combines music making with imaginative play, following directions to create crafts, and experiencing the sounds of different instruments.

Authored by a Hal Leonard team of artists, designers, writers, music educators, songwriters, and music producers, and based on an early childhood music curriculum commissioned by Disney Learning, each of these hardcover picture books includes not only a charming, colorfully illustrated story that’s perfect for ages 4 – 8, but also an array of musical exploration activities. To add to the fun, additional online activities, including video read-alongs, audio sing-alongs, and more, are provided for each title on the Hal Leonard Explore Music website.

Singing and making music are wonderful ways to bond and nurture physical, emotional, and social development. Helpful suggestions for parents and caregivers about incorporating music into the life of a young child are included in each book.

Tangled: It’s Better When You Sing It – A Musical Exploration Storybook
Publication date: May 2017
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
SRP: $14.99
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover, plus online activities
Suggested age range: 4 – 8

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Mickey’s Found Sounds -A Musical Exploration Storybook
Publication date: May 2017
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
SRP: $14.99
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover, plus online activities
Suggested age range: 4 – 8