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7 Tips for Attending the Gluten-Free & Allergy Friendly Expo

7 Tips for Attending the Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo is one of my highlight’s events that occur throughout the year – and I was so excited when it returned to San Diego, in it’s first stop in the 2017 expo seaon.

As I have mentioned before the Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo is the THE place to discover, learn and find valuable samples and coupons of your favorite gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo was presented by Gluten Free Media Group and is sponsored by Udis’ and Glutino. The Gluten & Nut Free Area Presented by Enjoy Life Foods.

This is the United States largest gluten-free and allergen-friendly expo and attracts people from the Celiac community, people suffering autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, people with gluten sensitivities.

Here are 7 tips for attending The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo

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Chargers Have Left – Now How Do I decorate?

The Charger’s Have Left San Diego, Now How Do I Decorate?

Many readers know, I live in a Charger house and am a native San Diegan, and for me there was no other team to get behind but the San Diego Chargers.

Since the news broke that they are leaving I have done a lot of reading and had many discussions. For now the Chargers are still the Bolts, and the team colors are still yellow and blue – this could change down the line, but now it remains (I believe they just went through a uniform change a couple years ago, and the NFL rules state that changes can be made every 5 years).

Jason is a born, bred and lifelong fan and never planned on supporting another team. As he put it, he has 40+ years invested in this team, players and history and 100 mile move would not change that. As for me, I am a hometown girl.

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DIY Upcycled Plastic Container

DIY Upcycled Plastic Container – 10 Steps!

When you have a pets, it is inevitable that you will need small bags to clean up after them. I have been on a search for a dispenser that at the least would keep the plastic bags organized until I need them.

One afternoon, as I was depleting my pre-moistened wipes, inspiration struck and I realized with a little bit of effort, I could create a dispenser for plastic bags that would be easy and cater to my love of all things color filled.

With about a hour or two you too can have a custom plastic bag dispenser.

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Our Top 9 Choices for Wall Calendar’s – 2017

Our Top 9 Choices for 2017 Wall Calendars!

calendars-2017-our-choicesThis post has affiliate links but this in no way will influence the post to follow and all opinions are my own.

moms-family-wall-calendar-2017Moms Family Wall Calendar – This is the perfect calendar for working/busy/stressed moms. Organize time, schedules and important dates with this mothers helper.

finding-doryDisney Pixar – Finding Dory 2017 Calendar – I have always loved Dory, and love she has her very own calendar for 2017

every-days-a-holidayEvery Day’s a Holiday Calendar – As we all know, each day commemorates something and this calendar reminds us of those overlooked days (National Cheeseburger Day?)

cat-astropheCat-Astrophe – features monthly memes of cats caught in questionable behavior with little remorse

highlights-puzzles-and-gamesHighlights Puzzles and Games 2017 Calendar – One of my favorite things about childhood was getting Highlights Magazine – I love there is a calendar.

bad-kitties-2017-calendarBad Kitties 2017 Calendar – An entire year of cats being bad – are they any other way?

ansel-adamsAnsel Adams 2017 Calendar – This was a yearly tradition to purchase an Ansel Adams calendar for my father – these will always bring back good memories.

got-2017-calendarGame of Thrones 2017 Calendar – This is for my husband and his friends who are huge GOT fans!

pusheen-the-catPusheen The Cat 2017 Calendar – Who does not love Pusheen the Cat and then to have a whole year of Pusheen – nothing better.



Top 9 Subscription Boxes of 2016

Our Favorite Monthly Subscription Boxes of 2016

The idea of monthly subscription boxes is not new. These monthly mailbox surprises have had many incarnations including the well known “of the month” clubs.

Today boxes tend to fall into 1 of 2 categories: Commerce commerce and Discovery commerce. The Convenience Commerce boxes are for the items you know and love and have to have them each month. On the other side you have the Discovery Boxes. These boxes exist to allow customers to discover new items that they otherwise may not have been introduced to. The boxes that we tend to review here are the Discovery boxes.

Here are my top x boxes that we received in 2016, and are excited to continue receiving in 2017.

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2 years later .. 3 Lessons I Have Learned

2 Years .. 3 Lessons I have Learned Since I Lost My Grandma

gramma-in-1937Today marks the 2 year anniversary of the loss of my grandmother – Shirley. This was my father’s mother and the most consistent female in my life. Since I grew up with a single father, my grandmother was the closest female and the most constant in my life. As I look back she never missed an event, or special moment in my life despite having 6 other grandchildren to think about. There was little that would stop her, as we discovered when despite being sick, and having dental pain she still came to our wedding BBQ about a year before she passed!

Sadly with the loss of my grandmother came many emotions and feelings that I did not know I would feel . The following are 3 things I have learned since her passing ..

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Our Favorite Freebies – September 2016

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Our Favorite Freebies – September 2016

Who does not love freebies!? Here are our favorite freebies for the month of September 2016 – each of these are free and require little more than registering your email or paying just shipping/handling.

******* Cats and Dogs Samples *******

Petcurean Free Trial Bag Nourish for Life – Fill out the form to receive an electronic coupon that you can print at home and redeem at your pet specialty store for a free 1/2 pound trial bag of NOW FRESH™ or GO!™ premium dog or cat food. Offer Valid in US and Canada

Purina One Sample – Fill out the easy form and get a free sample of Purina One, while supplies last.

Rachael Ray Nutrish Cat and Dog Food – Head over to the Nurtrish website and get a sample of cat food, if the free sample is unavailable be sure to check out the coupons and check back often as these are always replenished.

******PERSONAL CARE ******

Nivea Men – Fill out the easy form and get a free sample of Nivea Men Creme.

Pantene Hair Care – Create a profile on Pantene’s site to receive free samples, offers and promotions.

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Adult Coloring Essentials Trio Giveaway

Adult Coloring Essentials Trio: Crayola Pen, Pencil and Crayon Giveaway

crayola-1Regular readers of this blog will know that we give away a lot of coloring books.

Since we are gearing up to giveaway some more coloring books we thought it would be fun to give away a crayon and pen set for you to use on your coloring books!

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Stampin’ Up Moroccan Designer Series: DIY Dry Erase Board

Stampin’ Up – Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape – DIY Dry Erase Board + Giveaway!

Love is All you needI have been wanting a dry erase board for our house, but I was looking for one in the 8 x 10 size range and preferably with a nice border or frame.

A couple of years ago my father moved out of his house, which meant that the “Wall of Jennifer” would be removed. The wall consisted of every school photo from kindergarten to senior year, with a couple of others added in. When he moved I not only claimed the photos but the frames as well. I was not sure what the plan was for all these random sized frames but I knew someday I would want them.

Since I was unable to locate the dry erase board I wanted, it dawned on me that I could easily make one with that simple frame that used to hold my elementary years. While I was reviewing the latest Stampin’ Up catalog, and when I came across the Moroccan Designer Series of Paper and Washi Tape the project came together in my head.

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Quackery in Medicine in the 1930’s

Quackery In Medicine in the 1930’s

To say that the field of medicine has come a long way would be a DRASTIC understatement. I am always interested in the so called “miracle cures” and as we go back in history there are a lot of them. Recently I was reading an article about an oddly named street here in California, and it lead me to the gentleman who the street was named after.

The street is “XXYZX Road” in San Bernandino, and the origins are that of a Curtis Howe Springer who was an old-time radio evangelist at the turn of the century. As his life path unfolded he became a doctor in his own head, and spent many hours convincing others of this fact. Deciding to move west, he got over 12,000 acres of desert to build a hot springs, 60-room hotel, spa, mineral baths, a radio studio, and a church. Well, long story short, he began using this show to sell cures and Springer himself was convicted for selling junk “cures”.

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