Sweet Summer Sipping with Eppa SupraFruta Sangria

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, May 30, 2014

Confession, I’ve gone all my adult life and never tried Sangria until last weekend.  Crazy as it sounds; I am not much of a wine drinker, so passing on the Sangria wasn’t hard. But, I kept hearing from friends how wonderful Sangria is, so when an opportunity to try Eppa’s SupraFruta Sangria free of charge came along, I decided to go for it.  Adding this Sangria to our Memorial Day weekend was a wonderful decision I must say! 

About Eppa SupraFruta Sangria:

chilled #Sangria

Crafted in beautiful Mendocino California, Eppa SupraFruta Sangria is a blend of organic, antioxidant rich superfruit juices and wine made from organically grown grapes.  That sounds healthy and good doesn’t it? 

My husband and I couldn’t wait to try these.  As a Red Wine drinker, my husband was intrigued by the Eppa Red which has Pomegranate, Blueberry, Blood orange and Acai juices.

I wanted to try the Eppa White which contains Mangosteen, Peach, Mango and Mediterranean Blood Orange juices.

After chilling the Sangria’s over night as per the bottles instructions we poured a small serving of each and took turns sipping.

The Eppa Red was a little tart for my taste, but my husband true to form, loved the tart citrusy taste of it.  

#Summer Sipper
Chilled Red Eppa Sangria

We both picked up the hint of berry and orange which balanced beautifully with the red wine. This Sangria is very smooth, not too dry and would pair well with any summer dish. 

The Eppa White was sweet and delightfully fruity! 

#Summer Sipper
Chilled White Eppa Sangria

We both loved the aroma and the taste is a cross between the best fruit juice you’ve ever tasted and a nice white wine. I would serve this anytime!
My friends were right to sing the praises of Sangria. I’m sold on this Sangria and will happily purchase Eppa SupraFruta Sangria’s to share with friends. Now that I'm not a Sangria newbie, the next glass of Eppa Sangria we share will be served over ice so it will be super chilled and I’ll add some fruit for good measure.
I invite you to learn more about Eppa SupraFruta Sangria by visiting their Facebook page and their website  to find out more about Eppa and where you can purchase their products.

For more drink ideas, visit my Drinks tab here. 

In comments please share if you are a Sangria drinker and if so, do you prefer Red or White wine types?

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Purex Scent-sational Spring Giveaway

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Here's  great giveaway to enter right before May ends! Enter to win a 4- pack of Purex Crystals.

Spring Scents

About the Giveaway:
Scents evoke emotional reactions, awaken fond memories, and enhance moments. Inspiration is in full bloom with the freshness of spring in the air, so now is a great time to introduce some spring into your laundry with these new Purex Crystals.

5 lucky readers will win and entering is easy but hurry: this giveaway ends May 30, 2014 at 3pm CST. 

How to Enter:

Enter to WIN this scent-sational Pinterest Contest by clicking here

That will take you to the Giveaway page where you'll get instructions on entering the Pinterest Giveaway.  Entering is easy-peasy. 

Good luck!

Disclosure: As a member of the Purex Insiders Blogger team I was given the above information to share with my readers. I was not compensated in any way- but will be entered into a drawing for a gift card for sharing this with my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wordless Wednesday- May Blooms

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As May draws to a close, it's time to bid farewell to some of my favorite spring flowers and get ready to welcome in the summer bloomers.

May #flowers
Purple Clematis

May #Garden
Light Pink Peony

May flowering bushes
White Azalea

Red #Roses
Red Rambling Rose

What was your favorite May bloom in your garden?

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    Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    Today isn’t the Luau

    in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, May 16, 2014

    That’s what my 5th grade daughter said to me as soon as I picked up the phone rather frantically this morning. I say frantically because I was driving to the school to volunteer at the Luau when her phone call came in.

    Seeing it was the school calling at this time of morning makes a Mom’s mind jump into sick or hurt kid mode. But no- it was my sweet daughter saving her over tired Mom from showing up at the wrong event on the wrong day.

    After I thanked her and hung up, I started laughing as I turned around to head back home.  I found it quite funny that Mrs. Planner me, Mrs. “I’ve got this handled” me was heading to school to be keep my “appointment” with the 5th grade classes who would need me to guide them in all things crafty at my table from 10 am to 11am. It said so on my planner. 

    A portion of my planning tools

    I even had my daughter convinced that it must be a combo event-  a field day and Luau party day because it was on my planner and on the family calendar and since I am very rarely wrong on scheduling and even more rarely miss an appointment, we believed me.

    I even had Melissa lug a bag full of Bubbles and drink pouches on the bus with her this morning so they would be there, ready for the parents arriving early to set up for the Luau. 

    Except that I was wrong and it’s not Luau day. 

    It’s field day.  I didn’t volunteer to help on field day because it’s Friday and I always work on billing etc. for my husband’s business on Friday’s.

    So why did I find myself half way to school, still air drying the back of my hair on a Friday morning?

    I can come up with several plausible explanations-

    •  I am sleep deprived (says every parent on the planet trying to finish out the school year strong).
    •  I looked at the wrong planner/calendar/notepad/notebook/post it notes. (Which is true, I had the right info on the family calendar.)
    • Melissa thought it was Luau day too.

    But in the end, I think this little “Oops” was much needed comic relief. The universes way of saying “Hey Linda, slow down and quit white knuckling yourself to the end of the school year”.  

    Message received loud and clear Universe!

    I took a look at my planner just now and surprisingly, happily, the only thing I have on my planner for Friday May 23rd is: Our Summer starts!

    Whew- I think I’m going to make it after all!

    Share with me in comments: Have you ever showed up at an event on the wrong day or time?  And when do your kids get out of school for summer?

    Family Fun Magazine Subscription Giveaway

    in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, May 15, 2014

    With summertime almost here and the kids getting out of school next week, this giveaway sponsored by Purex and Family Fun Magazine comes right on time for me and I'm betting you are going to love it too. As a Purex Insider, I will have a chance to win a gift card for sharing this, however all opinions are my own.


    About the Giveaway:

    Ready, set, GO! Summer is right around the corner and what a great way to prepare for all that summer fun than with a subscription to Family Fun Magazine! Enjoy all things fun with a magazine that celebrates families, cooking, vacations, parties, crafts and more.

    Fifteen thousand (15,000) grand prize winners will receive a FREE subscription to Family Fun Magazine. Enter to win a subscription for your family to enjoy!

    Entering is easy peasy- just use this link and please share it with any family or friends you think would like to win as well. Giveaway ends on May 30 2014 at 3pm PST. 

     Enter Now and Good luck!

    Share in comments: What section would you read first if you won this subscription?

    1. Families
    2. Cooking
    3. Vacations
    4. Parties
    5. Crafts

    I'd pick crafts!

    Wordless Wednesday- On a Cloudy Day

    in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Purple/Blue puffy clouds

    Fluffy White Clouds

    Yoshi Cloud

    We really thought it was going to storm until we saw the Yoshi Cloud. Do you and your family spot "figures" in clouds too?

    Happy Hump Day!

    Treat your hair with Arvazallia Pro Products #ad

    in , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, May 08, 2014

    I couldn’t be happier to get my first Brand Backer project right before the heat and humidity take hold of the south and wreaks havoc on my hair. I received the Arvazallia products mentioned below free of charge to facilitate this review, however all thoughts are 100% my own.

    Have you heard of Arvazallia products? I hadn’t either prior to this, so I’d love to introduce them to you.

    Arvazallia Professional Series Argan Oil Hair Treatments are gaining fans because of their ability to instantly transform your hair. If you want soft, silky, more manageable hair- and who among us doesn’t, then this line is for you.

    In fact, Arvazallia says they are so confident in the results their customers receive from this line that they offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee  stating “that after using our products your hair will Look, Feel, & Smell Better Than it Ever Has!

    Having a money back guarantee is important to this Mom of a teen and tween daughter who love trying new hair care products.

    I gave myself a much needed pampering session the other morning while the house was quite. I applied a small dollop of the Hydrating Argan Oil Mask to my slightly damp hair, brewed myself a cup of tea and read a chapter in my book- completely uninterrupted. That was 7 minutes of bliss! 

    About Hydrating Argan Oil Mask


    Deeply Conditions, Hydrates, and Moisturizes Hair Giving it a Soft and Silky Texture
    Repairs, Restores, and Strengthens weak, damaged, and over-processed hair
    Revives Dull and Dry Hair Improving its Manageability and Elasticity and giving it a Beautiful Shine
    Nourishes Hair with the Highest Quality Cosmetic Grade Argan Oil Rich in Essential Vitamins and Nutrients 
    Protects and Shields Hair from Damage Caused by Heat Styling

    My thoughts:


    This mask smells so good! It has very light, pleasant scent that is feminine enough for the ladies to use, but not so much so that you couldn’t give your man or your sons a nice hair treatment.

    I really liked how shiny and easy to manage my hair was after I styled it and one of the first things I said when my daughter got home was “feel how soft my hair is!”

    My hair is in really good condition, so I will use this mask as a much needed treat after going swimming or being out in the sun all day and share it with my daughters and hubby during those times as well. 

    Now the Argan Oil hair treatment on the other hand may become a daily necessity! 

    About Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment:


     Makes frizzy and difficult hair Soft, Silky, and Easier to Manage

     Awakens dull hair by giving it a Magnificent Shine

     Nourishes, Restores, and Strengthens over-processed, damaged, and brittle hair

     Residue-free oil Absorbs Quickly and Leaves Hair Feeling Light and Smelling Great

     Moisturizes dry scalp and Protects from harmful UV rays

     Heat Protectant that protects your hair from damage caused by hair irons

     Enhances color treatments to ensure an even application

    My thoughts:

    I found this hair oil aesthetically pleasing from the minute I opened the package. From its lovely color and scent, which is almost perfume quality in its light, feminine, almost beachy scent to its light, quick to absorb feel- Arvazallia gets high marks from me.

    But how did it work you ask? Like a dream!

    I love this product! My daughters love this product. We will forever buy this affordable product! We tried it on both wet and dry hair. On fine, mid back length hair (mine) on long, below the waist medium thick hair (my teen daughters) and on ultra-thick shoulder length hair (my tween) and none of us experienced oily looking hair. (Yay!)


    See that little dot in the picture? That’s all I used on my hair and my tween's hair. I doubled that amount on my teen’s hair. 
    This stuff works to tame frizz, flyways, dry ends and dry scalp all while making our hair smell amazing! I even used the residuals left on my fingertips as a quick brow groomer before heading out the door.

    The Takeaway:

    We highly recommend the  Arvazallia Professional Series Argan Oil Hair Treatments and invite you to learn more by visiting their website. Or if you want to get your hands on these products right away, head on over to Amazon where you can purchase the Premium Argan oil or the Hydrating mask on sale. *Not my affiliate links*

    Here’s to a happy hair day for you! Please share with me in comments: what’s the one hair care product you can’t live without?

    Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    I don't know about you, but I am thrilled that we've finally turned the calendar to May! There are so many reasons I love May. The weather is perfect, there is something pretty in bloom in every yard and around every bend in the road.
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    Good luck!

    Please share with me in comments: What is your favorite footwear for spring?

    Disclosure: I wasn't compensated to share this giveaway with you. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."