Thankful for Migraine Relief with Ausanil #sweeps

Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season and for most of us, that means living and laughing with loved ones. But, let’s get real, the holidays can also mean increased stress levels. For millions of migraine sufferers (myself included), that increased stress along with changes in routine and eating habits, can mean more migraines.

If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone! The maker of non-prescription, homeopathic Ausanil® Nasal Spray for rapid relief of severe headaches and migraines understand that the holidays are just around the corner, and are ready to help those who suffer from migraines get through them pain-free.

Looking for things to be thankful for this year? It’s hard to imagine enjoying all that comes along with the holiday season while battling a painful migraine. The unbearable pain, that often disrupts everyday life simply leaves no room for it.

That’s why I’m thankful for Rapid Migraine Relief. Without migraine pain, I can enjoy all that the holidays have to bring.

Even though I know that Ausanil has my back against the worst migraines, the best thing to do is to try to avoid them all together. Part of doing that is to mange the triggers. It’s easy to forget during the busy holiday season.

Three things to avoid to help manage migraines:

1. Caffeinated beverages. Research shows that an excessive amounts (more than 2 cups a day) of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee, or cola can be a major migraine trigger.

2. Chewing gum. A nice stick of gum can be a refreshing way to cleanse your palette, but can it also be a minty fresh ticket to a painful migraine headache? Research shows this may just be the case.

3. Stress. The most common migraine trigger is stress. Migraine sufferers are thought to be highly responsive emotionally. Anxiety, worry, shock, and sadness can all release certain brain chemicals that lead to a migraine headache.

“If sufferers don’t work to better manage their migraines during the holidays by keeping a regular routine, getting enough sleep, watching what they eat, and staying prepared with their medication(s), it’s possible they’ll miss out on memorable moments with their loved ones during the most joy-filled times of the year.” – ausanil.com

Don’t miss the #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry Sweepstakes!

Enter by Completing the following statement and share via Twitter or Facebook and include the hashtag #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry and @Ausanil.

“I’m thankful for rapid migraine relief b/c I can _________.
(e.g., take a road trip to visit loved ones, watch holiday movies with my kids, etc.)

Visit the official sweeps website for complete rules and also how to enter by email.

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“This holiday season, I am thankful for rapid migraine relief because I can enjoy taking my kids to see Santa”.

Lear more about Ausanil in the December 2014 issue of SHAPE!

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Be sure to like Ausanil on Facebook, too!

This post is sponsored by the maker of Ausanil® severe headache and migraine nasal spray. I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are still honest and my own.

Target Pharmacy, a better Pharmacy Experience #TargetSponsored #Giveaway

Last year my family made the decision to start using Target Pharmacy, and I’m excited to share that we couldn’t be happier. Still feeling completely satisfied, we fill all of our monthly, new and even pet scripts while we shop one of our favorite stores.

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Haven’t tried Target Pharmacy? Now’s the perfect time! New Pharmacy guest, fill your first script and sign up for Pharmacy rewards and you’ll get 5% off a day of shopping!

Target Pharmacy makes the pharmacy experience simple and enjoyable for everyone and they offer great value with hundreds of $4 generics. Which can be a real savings!
You wont believe how fast and easy it is to Flip the Script! You can transfer to a Target Pharmacy in-store, online or even from your phone in just minutes.

Target Pharmacy Rewards

  • Fill five prescriptions & get 5% off a day of shopping.
  • Earn rewards faster by filling pet prescriptions, getting vaccinations such as the flu shot and adding all family members to one account.

More than just rewards Target Pharmacy has shown me the best in customer service. I love that I can shop while I wait, receiving a text alert when my script is ready. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather gather needed items from around the store than sit and wait for my name to be called.

Just recently I was able to gather tissues, soup, and even new warm pj’s for our daughter in a matter of just a few minutes. I love a one-stop shop when kids are sick.

We also appreciate the Free Medicine Flavorings , and a whopping 19 flavors to choose from! We have some picky little girls in our family, and this really helps.

Enter to win!
One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $25 Target e-GiftCard! e-GiftCards can be used in-store or online. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December9th.

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Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. Please visit Target.com/Pharmacy for restrictions and see your pharmacist for details. #sponsored

Purina Beyond natural pet food Review & Coupon Giveaway

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Purina has launched its newest line of cat and dog food – Beyond. Available at Mejer.

Purina Beyond natural pet food

  • Beyond starts with natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry or fish is the #1 ingredient, but that’s only the beginning.
  • We’re selective about what goes into our food. But we also say no to corn, wheat and soy, added artificial colors, flavors and preservatives and poultry by-product meal.
  • We hold ourselves to high quality standards. Where ingredients come from and how they’re sourced is an important part of our process. When we start with quality ingredients, it impacts the outcome – a high-quality product for your pet.
  • We don’t take nutrition lightly. Any reference we make to nutrition is backed by our very own in-house pet nutritionists. They formulate every recipe to optimize the way our real ingredients and vitamins and minerals come together to support the long-term health of your pet.

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I recently received a couple of bags of Purina Beyond natural pet food to review here on Five Dollar Shake. Our basset hound (Roxy), is pretty easy going and has never turned down kibble, but our two cats (Harley & Raphael) are extremely picky. When I first opened the bags of dry food the aroma was really strong, and not at all appealing to me. I’m guessing that is a major difference when buying pet food that is made of real meat, poultry or fish. Oh, the fish! Turns out what is smelly to me, is heaven to our pets, because they instantly came running and couldn’t wait to eat the new food. They enjoyed every bite. To keep our pets healthy, and happy, because our pets aren’t spoiled in the least – I’ve been buying nothing but Purina Beyond natural pet food ever since. You can see the quality in the food, and the bags never have crumbs at the bottom like other dry kibble. It’s also very reasonably priced at Meijer.

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I have coupons to share! Two Five Dollar Shake readers will receive a $3 Purina Beyond natural dog food coupon. If you’d like to be entered simply leave a relevant comment on this post. Two commenters will be chosen and contacted by email on November 12th.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All photos used and opinions expressed are my own and honest. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review.

MAM anti-colic bottle review

With every new baby, or grand baby comes a whole new line of products. Thanks to science and researchers, we are learning new ways to keep our babies happy, and healthy. A couple of months ago we met our newest grand baby, Louise. Like a lot of new born babies, her digestive system is not yet her friend. There have been a lot of problems with gas, spitting up and unpleasant crying. This sure can make even the best of parents feel helpless. One thing that has helped through this difficult time is using the correct bottle. MAM sent us the below Anti-colic bottles to review with little Louise.

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Unlike the expensive bottles my daughter registered for, MAM anti-colic bottle are vented at the base to ensures babies can drink quietly and relaxed. Ventilation holes regulate the pressure balance. The milk can flow evenly – without bubbles, without foaming. Simply relaxed. This is proven to equal 80% less colic in babies!

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The measurement marks on the bottle are nice and clear for keeping rack of how fast baby is eating. The MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple makes switching between breastfeeding and bottle especially easy – Thanks to its patented silky soft silicone surface. Proven to be 94% effective of babies acceptance.

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MAM bottles are 100% BPA free and another awesome thing about them is that they’re built to sterilizes in only 3 minutes! Each bottle can be taken apart in 3 easy steps, sterilized in the microwave – quick and easy without a separate sterilizer. Also ideal for on the go, or visiting grandparents!

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It didn’t take long for our daughter to return the unopened bottles she received at her shower, and replace them with MAM Anti-colic bottles. They are way easier on Louise’s digestive system, helping her relax and get the nutrition and rest she needs. We love these bottles!

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Available in a single pack, double pack or triple pack?. We would highly recommend MAM Anti-colic bottles to any new parent or as a gift.

MAM started in 1976 – with the vision of high quality baby products that unify design, function and medical competence. Today MAM is the leading design brand in baby care and, with its premium products, present on five continents – in some cases as market leader. More than 50 million times annually, discerning parents the world over, choose a MAM product.

Learn more about MAM, visit their website, and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. Opinions expressed are honest.

All personal photos on this site are copyrighted and may not be used without permission. Copyright rests with the webmaster, the individual photographers and writers. Unlawful use will be percussed and prosecuted by law.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Enjoyed dinner out alone with my husband.
2. Felt run down while fighting off a sinus infection/ and or cold.
3. Cried during a tv show. This is a weekly occurrence while Parenthood is airing.
4. Enjoyed baking and decorating Halloween cupcakes with my daughter and granddaughter.
5. Won a prize on a blog.
6. Saw Gone Girl. Didn’t hate it, but I’m not so sure I loved it either.
7. Vacuumed our bedroom. Besides scrubbing the tub this is at the bottom of my list of favorite things to do.

7 Things on Sunday, Pretty Lady Salon #Detroit

This week, instead of writing about myself, I decided to list seven things I love about Pretty Lady Salon.

1. Their knowledgeable and talented staff. Pretty Lady Salon is an Aveda Concept Salon, so continual education on all new trends and products keeps them in the now. Ready to handle any issues you might be facing.

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2. Outgoing customers service. I love that they offer a flexible schedule, fitting in an appointment when I need it. I know I don’t always make that easy, but they never let me down.

3. Comfortable atmosphere. I am always greeted with a genuine smile. The staff is super friendly. Honestly, it just feels good to be there.

4. Pedicures! No explanation needed. Pedicures to me are like the most amazing gift to myself, and these ladies know how to rock a pedicure.

5. They give back! Whether it’s working with local woman’s shelter to give interview make overs, or collected canned goods. Pretty Lady Salon works hard to make a difference.

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6. Great pricing. The staff at Pretty Lady Salon wants every customers to not only leave pleased with the outcome of their service, but to also feel they received a great value. They keep their pricing competitive – something I really appreciate. They often run specials, and recently a fun spa package giveaway.

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7. They are always upgrading! Recently added; a beautiful new brow-bar, which I LOVE! Featuring a new full body message chair. It’s so nice to sit back, relax at let the ladies of Pretty Lady Salon rework, reshape and pamper my brows. Also, speaking of pampering – new to Pretty Lady Salon is Masseuse Kathy! By appointment, only $1 a minute. It’s a quick way to relieve stress, increase blood flow, ease tension, and just to feel good. Now this place has it all! I’m thinking of moving in…lol

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Pretty Lady Salon is located @ 7840 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101
313-386-5557

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FTC Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Pretty Lady Salon in which free services have been received. All photos used and opinions expressed are still honest and my own. I have been a Pretty Lady customer for over two years prior to this relationship.

Back to School snacks & sandwiches with Boar’s Head

With the kids back to school, anytime is a great time for delicious sandwiches and snacks with Boar’s Head products.

Easy ham roll-ups (made with low sodium Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Ham), along with fresh fruit and veggies make for a perfect after school/ study snack. It not only taste great, but it gives our teenage daughter a balance of energy and brain power that she needs to get through the school week.

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About Boar’s Head:
“Since 1905, Boar’s Head has been a family business. In the beginning we had a very simple idea: Make the finest cold cuts possible. Nothing less. More than a century later, we remain committed to continuously improving our time-honored processes so that we can meet the unwavering standards of quality and service that our customers have come to expect – and deserve.”

All of Boar’s Head premium products contain no fillers, no by-products, no artificial colors or flavors, no gluten, and zero grams of trans fat per serving. So, it’s no surprise to us, that Boar’s Head is our family’s first choice when it comes to sandwiches.

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and we LOVE sandwiches! Knowing that sliced meats are not always made of the best ingredients, my husband and I try to stick with a healthy, lower sodium option whenever available.

Boar’s Head makes that easy by offering a nice varity. Bologna, Black forrest ham, Oven roasted beef, Oven roasted turkey to name a few of the meats. They also offer a nice selection of cheeses such as Swiss, Muenster, Lacey Swiss, American and more. See a complete list on their website.

When shopping – I always ask for Boar’s Head by name. You can really taste the difference.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Boar’s Head in is Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

“Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and savory with coleslaw and Boar’s Head Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise™ deliciously layered on our Ovengold® Turkey, then crowned with a pretzel bun.”

Visit the Boar’s Head website for this, and a variety of other great recipes.

Do you have a favorite sandwich recipe? Try it next time with Boar’s Head, available at your local butcher/ deli and where perineum fine meats are sold.

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FTC Disclosure: Free product/ payment was received in exchange for this blog post. I was nto asked or influenced to writ e a positive review. Photos used are my own. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Improve your air quality with Filtrete Filters #HealthierHome

Disclosure: I was provided products as compensation for my participation in the #HealthierHome campaign. All opinions are my own.

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Do you know that changing your furnace filter regularly will greatly improve your air quality, and reduce odors in your home? Filtrete Filters knows! They also know that using a good quality filter can be a great weapon in the war against seasonal allergies. Here in our house, those are the major reasons we change our filter monthly, and why only use Filtrete Filters.

Allergen Defense

As much as I love the spring and fall weather here in Michigan, both seasons are often hard on my family’s sinuses, and upper respiratory system. Using Filtrete Filters has really made a difference that we can feel.

Odor Reduction

We recently experienced a major sewer backup in our basement, causing a big stinky mess. Everything the sewer water touched had to go! As the items were somewhat easy to remove from the house, the smell was not. Putting in a Filtrete “Odor Reduction” filter made a huge difference. When we needed it the most!

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Made of the highest quality materials, it’s no surprise that Filtrete filters have been helping families breathe cleaner air, inside millions of homes for over 25 years.

When considering which Filtrete filter is best for your home, consider your families needs, and area.

Get to know Filtrete! Visit the Filtrete website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter @Filtrete .

I’m working with Filtrete Filters to keep my house a #HealthierHome . Watch for my follow-up post in December.