Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Review ~ Halfway to Each Other How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home

Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family HomeMarriage can be tough.  Many of us, may have considered divorce, or seperation at some point in our marriages.  Reading a true story about how a couple handles their problems is really eye opening. 

Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home is about a couple on the brink of separation who finds love again while spending a year in Italy with their family now including an update five years later.

Tired, empty, and disillusioned with married life, Susan Pohlman was ready to call it quits. As soon as she and her husband, Tim, completed their business trip to Italy, she planned to break the news that she wanted to end their eighteen-year marriage.

During their last day as they walked along the Italian Rivera, Tim fantasized aloud that, perhaps, they could live there. After initially dismissing the idea, Susan realized that she wanted to give their marriage another try and that maybe life in such a beautiful place could bring them back to each other.

Together with their fourteen-year-old daughter and eleven-year-old son, they leave the hectic life in Los Angeles for a more intimate lifestyle in Italy.

Susan's funny, touching story reveals how stepping out of their normal day-to-day lives truly united her family in a whole new way. In this expanded paperback edition of Halfway to Each Other, readers will be able to enjoy the original story of their adventures -- no cars, no television -- and find out where they are today. When they returned to the United States, they went not to California, but to Arizona -- and to a brand-new life.

One of my favorite lines from Susan is ~ "Little moments that create canyons between us."

Isnt' that how a lot of marriages are.  I know my husband and I are like that.  

I would recommend this book, especially if you are married or have ever been married.  You will relate more with the writers. 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yoplait Splitz ~ Yogurt that tastes like a Sundae!

Are you looking for the latest scoop on evening treats that will delight your kids and satisfy your sweet tooth? 
Now you can drive past your local sweet shop without looking back. Yoplait Splitz is the new yogurt that tastes like a sundae. Providing all of the goodness of 100% real yogurt, Yoplait Splitz is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no high fructose corn syrup, this 90 calorie dessert is the treat your family craves.

For an even “cooler” experience, just pop a Yoplait Splitz in the freezer and in a few hours you can enjoy a cool, creamy cup of authentic frozen yogurt. Available in three delicious flavor combinations including Strawberry Sundae, Strawberry Banana Split, and Rainbow Sherbet, Yoplait Splitz is sure to have your family screaming for more.

Don’t forget to visit 
Yoplait on Facebook or Yoplait on Twitter and “Like” or “Follow” the brand to keep up with the latest news on your favorite Yoplait products.

To make this an even sweeter treat, you can head here ~ to download a printable coupon for $0.75 off any flavor Yoplait Splitz today! 

We chose the Rainbow Sherbet to try out first.  Then later went back and bought the other 2 flavors.  We actually first tried them one of the last times we went to the beach for a picnic because I was sent a prize pack that includes an awesome picnic setup - a deluxe insulated picnic tote, a portable picnic blanket, and of course a coupon for your choice of Yoplait Splitz!
Do you want a prize pack like I received?  Of course you do!  One lucky winner will receive the above pictured Yoplait Splitz prize.  
To enter, tell me what flavor you want to try first.
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Contest will end on September 20th

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse Test Drive

Today kickes off the first day of the Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse Test Drive Program that I am participating in with MomCentral.
Crest Pro-Health Rinse, Refreshing Clean Mint, 1-liter Bottles (Pack of 3)

Before starting the campaign, I did use mouthwash.  My normal brand is the ACT mouthwash because of the flouride.  I unfortunetly have really bad teeth, despite the way I care for my teeth.

With this test-drive, I will be using the new Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse twice a day, starting today for the next 30 days!  I'm super excited about trying this new product from crest!

The new Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse with the added power of fluoride provides provides six benefits in one rinse for a more complete way to get better dental checkups vs. brushing alone. Plus without the burn of alcohol, it makes it easier to comfortably incorporate into your daily routine. With a fresh, clean mint taste, the Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse provides six benefits in one: re-builds enamel, helps prevent cavities, cleans teeth and gums, kills bad breath germs, and freshens breath. And for people who prefer a non-alcoholic rinse but want the benefit of fluoride, Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse provides a great option. With the regular use of Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse, users will feel more confident in their oral health going into that next dental check-up.

I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Crest and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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