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Crazy Cupid Giveaway Hop #crazycupid

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Be mine Valentine...Welcome to the Crazy Cupid Giveaway Hop hosted by Cheap is the New Classy!. All the blogs in this hop are giving away a prize package worth at least $25 to help you say, "I LOVE YOU!" 

To help you celebrate Valentine's Day, I'm giving one lucky reader a Roses are Red bath and body gift set filled with yummy pomegranate scented bath and body goodies worth $25. All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below and be sure to stop by the other great blogs and enter to win awesome Valentine goodies.

Disclosure:The host of this event is not responsible for any giveaway on this blog. Please allow up to 4 weeks for prize delivery.

Winter Blues Giveaway Hop 1/28-2/11

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Welcome to the Winter Blues Giveaway hosted by Christina from Spilled Milkshake Designs and Lisa from insignificant at best! If you live in a state where it's cold, the Winter Blues are likely setting in! Here in Alabama we went through a cold snap and let me tell you I'm ready to chase away the Winter blues!

Well we can relate and want to help our wonderful readers out with providing them with some really great prizes to help chase away their winter blues! The event runs from 12 a.m. on 1/28/13 to 11:59 p.m. on 2/11/13 and features not only a Grand Prize and a Runner Up Prize, but individual giveaways from a great group of bloggers! This event has 3 really amazing sponsors that we know you will just love! They are Spilled Milkshake Designs, Maggie Bags, and Pouchee! The Grand Prize is worth a total of $248 and the Runner Up Prize is worth a total of $74, so be sure to enter the giveaway by clicking here!

Spilled Milkshake Designs
BONUS: Maggie Bags will be offering everyone 25% off their Premiere Line until March 1, 2013!   To redeem use code: winterblues.

One lucky reader of  High Heels and Hot Flashes readers can chase away the winter blues with $50 worth of great natural skin products from lcofacirema. Check out my review here and save 30% off. US only. Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Be sure to stop by all the great blogs to enter to win some great prizes.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for prize delivery. The host of this event is not responsible for any giveaway on this blog. Please allow up to 4 weeks for prize delivery from lcofavirema.

Day 30 of My 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience and Giveaway

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Well it's check in time! 

After my first post December 27th, on my 52nd birthday things went down hill a bit with my 90 day weight loss challenge by Creative Bioscience and the 30 Day Diet plan. I got the flu about two weeks into the plan. The 30 Day Diet was beginning to work. I actually lost about a pound before I got sick. With me it's hard to get back on track once I've been sick, but I know I can do it and succeed with the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

This will be a tough road for me to go down, but well worth the effort. If you are on the same road give Creative Bioscience 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge a try. Three lucky readers will win a 30 day supply of 30 Day Diet to get started on your weight loss journey.

Enter to win here. Contest open to US only. Must be 18 to enter. Contest ends 3/28/13

Just in case you don't win, you can use coupon code HEELS to save on Creative Bioscience products.

Be sure to stop back by in February and see my progress.

Disclosure: I received a 90 day supply of 30 Day Diet for participation in the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience. Creative Bioscience is also supplying 3 winners each with 1 bottle of 30 Day Diet. The opinions are my own and do not reflect any medical advice. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for any weight loss measures my readers choose to use.

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream Product Review & Giveaway

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nobody likes to be in pain! 

I recently got the opportunity to review  Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream. I use a lot of pain creams (some work, some don't). Would Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream work on my aches and pains?

I suffer from fibromyalgia and not just everything will work. I rubbed the cream into my neck, elbows, and knees and about 30 minutes later I barely felt any pain. I have to give Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream A plus in the pain relief department.

Product Description
Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain (burning feet)—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

Two lucky readers will get a chance to win their own tube of Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream. Enter on the Rafflecopter below.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub Review and Sea Buckthorn Face & Body Bar Giveaway

Sunday, January 20, 2013
As part of my New Year New You Campaign I had a chance to try Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub. I have to say I love it! 

When my Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub I couldn't wait to try it. I squeezed a little onto my fingertips. The scrub is light brown with exfoliating seeds. Once I put in on my face, I could feel the effects of the apricot, sea buckthorn, and aloe. It's recommended use is twice per week. I use it in the shower. I scrub my face 1 minute and rinse. My face is smoother and cleaner. 

I've been using the Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub for a few weeks and I can see and feel the difference. My face is cleaner and healthier. When you get a certain age(52) you have to take care of your face. I'm still prone to minor breakouts and the Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub has helped with that problem as well. I have seen less oily spots and breakouts. It's a great product and I love that it's all natural.

More about Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub:

Our sea buckthorn exfoliating scrub, with omega 7 fatty acids, deep cleans pores to reveal fresh and radiant skin. With apricot, sea buckthorn and aloe, this emollient scrub is ideal for twice a week exfoliation. Not recommended for use on the same days when using Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Purifying Mask.
  • Deep cleans pores
  • Gently removes dead, dull skin surface cells
  • Removes excessive oil from clogged pores
  • Leaves skin touchably soft
  • Gentle enough for all skin types
  • 3.3 fl. oz.
  • 100% natural


Water, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, SD Alcohol 40-B, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Phosphate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Seedcake, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Levulinate, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Phytate, p-Anisic Acid, Orange and Lemon Essential Oils Paraben-FREE and Cruelty-FREE. No dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives. Our sea buckthorn is sourced through fair trade agreements with local harvesters in Tibet.
 Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub sells for $19.95 and you can find out more about it on the Sibu Beauty website here.
Want to experience Sibu Beauty and sea buckthorn for yourself? Sibu Beauty is giving one lucky reader  Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Facial Soap.

Awaken your skin and wash away a day of stress and pollutants with pure, simple and effective Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Facial Soap. This facial bar lathers thick and rich to cleanse, detox, moisturize, repair, and protect skin from cell damaging free radicals. It's great for all skin types,100% natural, and revitalizes skin cells. To enter fill out the rafflecopter below.

Disclosure: I received a Sibu Beauty product in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed are my own.

nuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch 30-day Smoothing System Giveaway!! Ends 2/3

Saturday, January 19, 2013

WIN THIS! nuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch 30-day smoothing system.

If you haven't yet tried it, now is your chance! Rated a top beauty product of 2012 by Latina magazine, this is a must-try for everyone who experiences frizz or needs an increase in manageability.

Enter to win on the Rafflecopter below. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This is a sponsored giveaway. Contest ends 2/3.

Elite Serum Review and Giveaway

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Who doesn't want to turn back the hands of time? I know at 52 I want too! I suffered for years with Crow's feet and bags under my eyes. When I was approached by Elite Serum to try their  scientifically designed eye serum of course I said yes!

When my Elite Serum arrived I couldn't wait to use it. I love the convenient application syringe. You just click and the right amount is delivered to onto your fingertips. I use Elite Serum in the morning and at night as part of my daily routine. I love the application syringe because it locks and you don't have to worry about waste. I also like the fact Elite Serum is made in the U.S.

After a few weeks of use, I can feel and see the difference. My Crow's feet have diminished, my bags are less visible, and the skin around my eyes is tighter.  I love Elite Serum!

Here are some facts about Elite Serum from their website:

With over 40,000 active Facebook fans, Elite Serum™ is the most talked about anti-aging eye serum in the world.

Elite Serum™ is a scientifically designed eye serum that is exclusively formulated using a combination of unique DNA precursor pool peptides.

Elite Serum™ contains an unprecedented and extremely effective, highly concentrated blend of pharmaceutical-grade peptides and nature's most potent moisturizers.

Manufactured in the USA in an advanced FDA licensed pharmaceutical laboratory.

For me this is an amazing product that helps turn back the effects of time, pollution, and stress. Elite Serum is giving one luck reader a chance to experience the difference for themselves. 

Enter to win a 0.47 oz applicator syringe. This is enough for a 45-60 day supply when used twice daily, as directed. Elite Serum™ is so powerful, that only a tiny drop needs to be dispensed for maximum effectiveness. The patent-pending syringe that houses the serum is scientifically engineered for easy and even distribution from the pump to your fingertip, cutting out the guesswork normally associated with other serums. Enter on the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a applicator syringe of Elite Serum.

For more information about Elite Serum check out their media pages and website:

Disclosure: I received an applicator syringe for this review. All the opinions in this post are my honest thoughts and opinions. Review

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Several weeks ago I was approached by to review a free pair of glasses. I don't wear prescription glasses, but Firmoo does offer non-prescription  glasses. I chose the sunglasses.

When my free pair of sunglasses arrived I couldn't wait to try them. They came in a plastic case with cleaning cloth, velvet pouch, and tools. I tried them on and they didn't fit. My sunglasses were for a much smaller framed face. My daughter is modeling the sunglasses. The size was the only downsize for me. Now with the prescription free glasses there are tools you can use online to get the right fit so you don't have to worry.

The old opinion that glasses are only necessities for people with vision problems has already gone. Glasses are increasingly becoming a fad and must-have accessories for  celebs and fashionistas. Everyday we can spot millions of non prescription glasses wearers and we are constantly fascinated by many noted film stars’ signature non prescription glasses.They instantly upgrade your look of modern,sexy, vintage or geek by wearing different styles of frames.

Any hot glasses/sunglasses /goggles frames you want can be found on Firmoo, and all are available for both prescription lenses and non-prescription lenses. Are you desperate to have a new look? Now here is the chance, Firmoo has launched a First Pair Free Program to people  worldwide. You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices, fashionable designs, fast delivery and the good service after trying them with paying shipping only! You even can get a refund/exchange if you are not satisfied with them. It's totally Risk free, so why not have a try? is offering the first pair free! Stop by and check them out. They offer a wide variety of styles, colors, and shapes. They offer men's, women's, and children's glasses as well. Shipping took about a week and the only downside is my free glasses were shipped from out of the country. I prefer glasses made in the U.S.

Disclosure: I received a free pair of glasses for this review. Opinions in this post are my own.

...and the Oscars Goes to....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

...and the Oscars go to Minnie Pause for Best Actress in Gone with the Night Sweats and Harmon Al Imbalance for Best Actor in Where's the Fire?

Woo Hoo! My two favorite actors won. I can't believe Minnie Pause won again. And Harmon Al Imbalance way to go! I never doubted for a second they wouldn't win. The competition wasn't fierce. Happy Go Lucky dropped out due to unforeseen circumstances(rumor has it, she has been seeing Hot Flash).

 Minnie Pause had the Oscar in her pocket. Of all the actors in Gone with the Night Sweats she was the best. Buckets of sweat rolled off her like there was no tomorrow. Gone with the Night Sweats is going to be a box office sensation. Run, don't walk to see Gone with the Night Sweats coming soon to your local bedroom .

What can I say about Harmon Al Imbalance in Where's the Fire? He was brilliant! The way he turned an ice cold woman into an inferno with just a glance. It sent shivers up my spine. Where's the Fire puts all other movies out to pasture. It's got excitement, joy, anger, and a plethora of emotions that will make you laugh until you cry or pee your pants. Warning: do not watch this movie with the opposite sex. There have been reports of men running from the theater with their tales tucked between their legs.

Soon to be released on DVD so you can watch them over and over and over....I never get tired of Gone with the Night Sweats and Where's the Fire. What about you do you plan to watch Gone with the Night Sweats and Where's the Fire?

SeabuckWonders Review and Giveaway

Let's face it, for most of us we have become Winter hens. We just don't want to admit it, but our skin does it for us. As part of my New Year New You campaign I've decided it's time to turn back the hands of time and rejuvenate and renew my skin. I may no longer actually be a Spring chicken, but my skin will be!

I've discovered these great products from SeabuckWonders. I was delighted when I got a chance to try them.  I've heard about Sea Buckthorn, but never had the chance to actually try any of the products. SeabuckWonders was kind enough to sent me the Natural Skin Care Program.

The Natural Skin Care Program retails for $73.84 and includes everything you need for your everyday skin care regiment. It's a complete skin care program that takes you from morning to night, leaving you with clear, smooth, beautiful skin.

Contains 1 bottle each:
  • Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser
  • Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum

My daily routine includes using Sea Buckthorn facial cleanser in the morning and at night. I love the citrus smell and the tiny exfoliating beads. My face never felt so clean. After cleaning my face, I use the Sea Buckthorn facial cream on my face and neck. I can tell you, my face and neck never felt smoother. The Sea Buckthorn body lotion is another of my favorite's. It's orange-yellow in color and glides onto my skin like silk. I mostly use it on my feet and elbows for my rough patches. It does work! At night after I clean my face, I use Sea Buckthorn hydrating serum on my face and neck. I love it!

I've been using SeabuckWonders Natural Skin Care Program a little almost 4 weeks and I can see results. My skin is smoother and beginning to look more like a Spring chicken than a Winter hen.

A plus also for me is SeabuckWonders 100% pure ingredients. SeabuckWonders has also generously agreed to give one lucky reader their own Natural Skin Care Program. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below. 

Disclosure: I received  SeabuckWonders Natural Skin Care Program for this review. All opinions are my own.

Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream Review and Giveaway

Monday, January 14, 2013

When you reach a certain age, there's no getting around the fact your body starts to fall apart. I'm no exception to the rule. I suffer from chronic pain and fibromyalgia. I can't take any type of pain relief medication because I'm allergic to most everything. The only options I have is pain relief creams.

About Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream:

Ateevia Botanica is an all natural topical treatment for the long-term relief of persistent joint aches and muscle discomfort. The deeply penetrating botanical formula is safe and fast-acting. Recommended by physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors to soothe joints, muscles, and tissues.

When I got the opportunity to try Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream I was willing and able to find out if this cream would work on my painful joints and constant aches. When my Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream arrived I opened the tube and applied the brown cream to my painful joints. 

It didn't work right away, but I used it everyday to see if it would alleviate my chronic pain. It does, but it takes awhile for Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream to begin to work. 

I only have two cons with Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream : it takes awhile for it to work(on me) and the smell. Because, it's botanical it kind of smells like green beans. However, I would recommend this product because it is a botanical. There are no side effects which is also a plus for me.

You can find out more about Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream by checking out there website.

One lucky reader will win a 2.5 oz. tube of Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream to try for themselves. US only. Ends 1/21. Enter on the Rafflecopter below.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Get Fit and Healthy with NeoCell-Review and Giveaway

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Out with the old and in with the new."  This is not one of my favorite sayings(I'm old). I turned 52 a few weeks ago and started making my New Year's resolutions. Of course at the top of my list was get fit and healthy.

I wasn't sure I could do both or even how I would pull it off. I suffer from fibromyalgia and have menopause also. Call me crazy, but somehow I was going to succeed.

I'm a Facebook junkie and right before my birthday I was trolling FB when I came across NeoCell. NeoCell is a company that promotes healthy living by offering a variety of healthy products. I contacted them through FB and was elated I got a positive response to try their products. 

I received Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid and COLLAGEN +C - 6,600MG 7 OZ POWDER. Now, I've used protein powders in the past, but NeoCell Collagen +C is different. It actually promotes healthy skin, stronger joints and circulation.

NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid:
NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid is a naturally delicious dietary supplement that replenishes the body’s HA supply. It is enhanced with the antioxidant power of Pomegranate and Green Tea, blueberry, and the absorption benefits of Ionic Minerals. This elixir uses Agave nectar as a low glycemic index sweetener.

Collagen Type 1&3 Benefits:*
Provides specific amino acids necessary to replenishing the body’s collagen supply Helps minimize fine lines & wrinkles, and improves elasticity in the skin Builds and supports bone matrix Corrects weak, broken, split and damaged nail beds Thickens fine hair, adds body and slows down hair loss Repairs connective tissues for improved elasticity; improves circulation; promotes wound healing Glycine builds lean muscle to help burn fat while you sleep.

Before I received my NeoCell products every morning I would make a fruit and yogurt smoothie. I decided to add both the Hyaluronic Acid and the Collagen +C to my smoothie.

Following the directions, I add 1 tablespoon HA and 1 scoop of collagen powder to 8 oz. of fruit juice(I prefer peach mango)and a cup of yogurt to the blender. It's recommended that you mix the collagen powder with a little juice first before adding the rest of the juice. 

Since I've been using both products(about 2 weeks) I can feel and see the difference. My joints don't ache, my body feels better, and I have energy again. This is one habit I won't be giving up. 

Also,another reason I like NeoCell is they sponsor Vitamin Angels which is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving children’s lives by providing them with essential nutrients. 

As for staying fit and healthy in 2013, I recommend you check out NeoCell if getting healthy and staying fit is on your to do list this year.

NeoCell has been kind enough to give 1 lucky reader a head start on getting fit and healthy. Enter on the raffllecopter below to win a 16 oz. bottle of Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid and 7 oz. of COLLAGEN +C - 6,600MG Powder.

Disclaimer: I received products for review. The opinions are my own. 

Phase+ Diabetic Product Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Do you or someone close to you have diabetes? Are you always worrying about their health? Taking care of yourself or your loved one is very important when diabetes is a factor. 

My husband has Type II diabetes and I am constantly worrying about his overall health, but I also have concerns about his foot and skin health. He has bad feet and sores which is a major issue. I could never find the right product that we were both happy with to help alleviate some of his problems until I had the chance to review Phase+ Diabetic products.

I was sent Phase+ Foot Therapy and Phase+ Exfoliating Wash to let my husband try. I received 2 full size products for review. 

Phase+ Foot Therapy soothes and heals dry, cracked feet to relieve pain and discomfort.  The everyday foot cream is enriched with ingredients to soften calluses, promote blood flow and provide a healthy skin environment.  It also creates a protective barrier that keeps feet moisturized and comfortable.

My review: This is a great product. Phase+ Foot Therapy smells like you've stepped into a mint garden. I rubbed the cream on my husbands feet every night before bed. His feet felt like smooth and I could actually see a difference within 3 days. His feet weren't as cracked or rough as before. The fresh, crisp minty  smell is also a plus with him and me both. The cream goes on white, but once you rub it into your feet it disappears into a soft, smooth feeling.

If you have diabetes or know someone who does I recommend this product 100%. You're feet will thank you for it!

 Phase+ Exfoliating Wash. This dual-action formula deeply cleans and exfoliates without drying or damaging skin.  Specially designed with clinically proven ingredients to gently polish away dull skin to safely reduce and prevent thickening of the skin.  This invigorating wash will leave skin feeling renewed.

My review: Another A+ product. This wash smells like you've walked into the middle of a minty, eucalyptus field. My husband is used to using "manly" body washes in the shower, but all that had been doing was drying out his skin. I had no idea it was actually harming his skin as well. When he tried the exfoliating wash for the first time, I made him wash his hair with it as well(because he's diabetic his scalp flakes and makes sores in his head). After one shampoo I could begin to see the difference. His skin and scalp were less flaky. He smelled refreshed and his skin looked healthy.

Both products are a must have if you are a diabetic or know someone who is. You can find out more about Phase+ on their website or FB.

Phase+ has generously agreed to give one lucky reader one full size tube each of Phase+ Foot Therapy and Phase+ Exfoliating Wash. Enter on the rafflecopter below. US only. 

Disclosure: I received two products from Phase+ to review. Opinions in this post are my own. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for any statements made by Phase+ regarding the products mentioned.

Noxicare™ Women’s Once Daily Multi Vitamin Review and Contest

Monday, January 7, 2013

At this stage of the life game, I'm all for trying new products that will help me. I have to admit I don't like taking vitamin's. When I got the opportunity to try a new vitamin I thought maybe this would be the product for me.

I received my bottle of Noxicare™ Women’s Once Daily Multi Vitamin's to try and then review. The bottle contained 60 vitamin's(enough for two month's). I opened up my bottle and the first thing that threw me off was the smell. I, personally don't like anything that smells like medicine. The second thing I didn't like was the size. I have a hard time swallowing pills and this was very difficult for me to do, however I did anyway because I wanted to give Noxicare™ Women’s Once Daily Multi Vitamin's the benefit of the doubt.

I do have to say once I got past the smell and size, I actually like the vitamin and it does seem to help me get through my day. I take 1 pill in the morning as part of my daily routine. Whether you chose Noxicare™ Women’s Once Daily Multi Vitamin's it's important for women to take a multi-vitamin daily.

Why Take Women’s Once Daily Multi?
Ensuring an adequate intake of key nutrients is important to promoting overall health. Women have specific health concerns such as bone, heart and reproductive health. Truceuticals® brand Women’s Multi is specially formulated with key nutrients to support women's health.

  • Provides all of the natural occurring nutrients, enzymes, phytochemicals and other cofactors.
  • Helps support normal cell growth and immune health.
  • Red clover provides support for normal, healthy female hormone function. 

SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement, adults take one tablet daily at mealtime, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, cellulose vegetable stearin, cellulose gum, silica, magnesium stearate, modified cellulose, and vanilla powder. Contains Soy.

Right now, Noxicare™ Women’s Once Daily Multi Vitamin's are on sale for $27.95 and you can save 30% on all orders of 2 or more with code:WODUS. One lucky reader can also win a 60 day supply of Noxicare™ Women’s Once Daily Multi Vitamin's. Just enter on the rafflecopter below.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

What’s Essential Essay Scholarship from Nordic Naturals

Saturday, January 5, 2013
As a grandparent I worry about the future of my grandson. I worry about whether he's getting the right amount of nutrients to help in his development and I worry about his educational future. Well, Nordic Naturals has a solution for both my worries and your worries.

It's vital that growing children get adequate nutrition. They need Omega-3 fats to help in brain development. It's not only important to their growing bodies, but their developing minds.

Nordic Naturals wants families to know that children need to consume healthy fats in their diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are “smart fats” because they help your brain continue to develop long after birth. In fact, there is scientific evidence linking the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids to improved attention, learning, memory, behavior and higher test scores in children. You can read about this research at

Nodic Naturals also wants to give your child an opportunity to get ahead in college with the What’s Essential Essay Scholarship from Nordic Naturals, the world’s leading supplier of omega-3 fatty acids! One college student will win $5000.00 for college and a year’s supply of Nordic Naturals’ award-winning omega oils! The essay competition begins January 1st, 2013 and ends on the 31st of March 2013. You can read more about the scholarship program at

To learn more about Nordic Naturals, the world's leading supplier of omega-3 fatty acids check out their Social Media Links & Posts

Be sure to let your friends and family know about Nordic Naturals, the world's leading supplier of omega-3 fatty acids and the What’s Essential Essay Scholarship. Spread the word on twitter and FB with #WhatsEssential hashtag in your tweets and Google Plus posts.

Health Disclaimer: "Statements and products mentioned in the post have not been evaluated by the FDA and should not be used to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases."

Finished being Fat: Blog Book Tour

Friday, January 4, 2013

I have to be honest I hate "diet" books! When I got the opportunity to read Betsy Schow's Finished Being Fat I fell in love with this book. It's not a "diet" book, but an adventure. I love her humor, her sensitivity, but mostly I love the way she maneuvered past the typical diet book. Betsy breaks the book into different down to Earth chapters that help the reader understand they can be finished being fat!

About the book:

Not everyone can win the race, but everyone can finish it. In her quest to wish away an extra 75 pounds, Betsy changed her life for good. Using her Philosophy of Finishing, she snowballed her efforts from weight loss into a bucket list of seemingly impossible dreams. This inspiring account of one woman’s journey will help you find the strength to conquer your most daunting goals and unfinished projects.

Purchase the Book:

About Betsy:

After many years of unhappiness and being unpleasantly plump, Betsy Schow found her way to weight loss success and a better life through the Philosophy of Finishing. She shares it all in her first book, Finished being Fat – available January 2013 from Cedar Fort Inc. You can find her running around the mountains of Utah, chained to her laptop, or wrangling two small children.

One lucky reader will win an e-copy of Finished Being Fat thanks to Cedar Fort. US only. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for delivery of prize. Winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

Disclosure: I received an e-copy of Finished being Fat for review from Cedar Fort in exchange for my honest review.