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Natural Healthy Hair Care Giveaway

During the winter, my hair is extra stressed. The extreme cold temperatures combined with very low moisture in the air causes dryness, flyaways, brittleness, and tons of static!

Many hair care products only add to the misery. I need gentle ones that can make my hair behave and look nice without using harsh chemicals. Natural Healthy Hair offers a wide range of options that will help every hair type from stick-straight (like mine) to extra curly.

Natural Healthy Hair is organic, PH Balanced, and never tested on animals. Here are a few of my favorite products:

Beautifying Anti-Frizz Lustri Serum

Specially formulated to make hair more manageable, silky and shiny, plus it contains Vitamin E for better hair elasticity and smoothness. A little goes a long way; 4 drops was enough to cover all my hair and make it much less frizzy.

Deep Conditioning Protein Treatment

Did you know that 90% of hair is made of protein? The 11 natural ingredients in this treatment leave hair soft and silky while protecting against radicals and humidity. It also helps to repair hair that has been damaged from coloring, bleaching, and excessive heat styling. It only took a single use to see improvement and I plan to use it regularly, every 2 weeks.

Hydrating Protein Shampoo

A Sodium Chloride and Sulfate-Free shampoo that infuses keratin as it gently cleans. Because it does not contain sulfates, this shampoo is great for colored hair and doesn’t cause fading.

Enriching Protein Conditioner

Best used along with the shampoo, this conditioner nourishes and detangles. It didn’t weigh my hair down, like many conditioners do, but still left it feeling very moist.

All of these products worked beautifully on my hair! I also tried the Bamboo hair brush and it’s super nice. Large paddle brushes work really well for long hair, helping to prevent snags that smaller ones tend to cause. Everyone who orders from Natural Healthy Hair will receive a FREE brush by using code TJL12 at checkout.

One lucky winner will receive these products from Natural Healthy Hair. The giveaway will be open thru 1/31/18. Good luck to all!


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$150.00 Gift Card Giveaway

One of the things that I worry about most when traveling is who will care for my pets. This is a common problem that pet parents face. So many of us are working long hours, commuting, and/or away from home overnight, which makes safe and reliable care extremely important.

Boarding pets in a traditional kennel can be problematic for many reasons: other animals in the facility, possible illnesses of those animals, and no one-on-one care available. I know that my Chihuahua, Charlie, is particularly anxious in group settings. We only tried a kennel once and he returned in a bad mood and seemed full of frustration, chewing on things and generally not his sweet self. While he clearly wasn’t mistreated, he did not receive the individual attention that he thrives on at home.

We’ve tried private dog walkers/sitters on occasion as well and while that worked, they can be hard to find and are not always available on short notice. Rover provides a much better option.

Rover is a website and app that helps connect pet owners with pet sitters and dog walkers in their local neighborhood. Founded in 2011, it is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet care professionals—all of whom have had background checks and are insured, providing the safety and security that cherished fur babies deserve.

What does Rover offer?

  • Dog Boarding 
  • House Sitting
  • Dog Walking 
  • Doggy Day Care 
  • Drop-In Visits 

The process of using the site is very simple. It’s free to set up an account. From there, registered users can locate sitter/walkers by searching their city and the dates that care is needed. Each profile will include pictures, pay rates, a description of themselves and their qualifications. If you find someone you like, set up a time and let them meet your pet in person.

If the right connection is there, you can then book and pay electronically. There is no cash exchanged, and Rover provides 24/7 customer support should an issue arise. With over 92% of the population living within a short drive of one of the 65,000 sitters who’ve listed their services, it’s easy to find someone you and your pet will love.

New customers can receive $25.00 off their first booking and one lucky winner will receive a $150.00 credit! This giveaway will be open until 1/7/2018. Good luck!

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Kris Kringlestein (The Jewish Santa) Giveaway

The month of December can be a challenging time for the Jewish community. All around us, we are inundated by decorated trees, flashy light displays, red-nosed reindeers, stuffed stockings, and everything else that goes along with Christmas.

As a young girl, growing up in an area with a micro sized Jewish population, I always felt left out of the fun. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t have the things that my friends looked forward to and it made me sad. Yes, we had Hanukkah, of course, but it’s definitely not the same. Christmas is a major event while Hanukkah is actually a minor one. Only because of its proximity to Christmas has it taken on such significance, especially here in America. A menorah and some dreidels are a great start, but we need more, and in recent years, we are getting it, bit by bit.

Still, Hanukkah decorations and toys can be difficult to find, and what is available doesn’t always compete with the enormous range of Christmas goodies on the market. Mensch on a Bench has been a wonderful substitute for the Elf on a Shelf craze, which is awesome. Having that option is so important! Instead of being denied the experience altogether, we can delight in products that honor tradition while allowing us to partake in modern festivities.

Now, with the remarkable invention of Kris Kringlestein, the Jewish community has their own Santa! This adorable blue and white gem dances and sings in “Yinglish” (a combo of Yiddish and English) that will provide unlimited joy to those who are young and the young at heart. I think he’s the cutest and most clever thing ever! (Bonus points for the glasses and yarmulke.)

Some purists may claim that Jews should not play with a Santa at all, but I disagree. Instead of pretending this stuff isn’t cool, we need to create our own versions. And, let us not forget, that 70% of our community is intermarried and those folks are extremely torn in this regard. By gifting someone a Kris Kringlestein, that conflict is eliminated completely.

Want your very own Kris Kringlestein for Hanukkah? One lucky person will win! Enter the giveaway thru 12/15 and he could be yours.

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“Happy Challah Days” Candle Giveaway

Decorating for Hanukkah is something I look forward to immensely. That’s why it’s so disappointing when most retailers offer little to pick from in-store. (It’s not uncommon to find only one or two measly, cheaply made products on an end cap that look terrible!) A new online Judaica shop, Peace. Love. Light. was started for this very reason, and they are offering a huge array of tabletop, pillow covers, candles, wall décor, and accent pieces that will brighten the Jewish home year-round.

The “Happy Challah Days” candle is my favorite since it’s so clever and stylish! Offered in pomegranate cider, lavender cucumber sage, and unscented varieties, I selected the pomegranate cider and it is remarkably good.

This artisan item is handmade to order and crafted with the finest essential oils and fragrance oils, producing a candle that’s not only beautiful to look at but also healthy for our homes and the environment. The scent is light, soothing, and comforting, not strong, fake, and irritation-inducing like a lot of commercially made products can be. (As someone who lives in a family that struggles with allergies and asthma, this is very important to me!)

Soy candles are a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional candles made of paraffin. Made from soy beans, it’s a sustainable crop grown right here in the USA, which supports American farmers. They burn 30-50% longer, produce much less soot, and don’t emit harmful toxins.

One of the most interesting parts of soy candles is that they have a memory and burn more evenly with proper use. They should be used for 2 hours the first time. Subsequent uses can be whatever is desired.

Peace. Love. Light. will be expanding their categories and adding new product in 2018, so make sure you stay in contact with them thru the website and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

One winner will receive a “Happy Challah Days” candle to enjoy. Simply enter the giveaway, which will be open until 12/2/17. Good luck!


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