This information is brought to you by ERA Organics. All opinions are my own. #SummerGuide

Finding the right products to use on your skin can be tricky. If you have sensitive skin – you probably have limited options. Plus many of the skin care products have ingredients that aren’t natural. Era Organics makes a line of skin care products that are gentle on your skin and are enhanced with organic ingredients including Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Hemp Oil for added healing and moisturizing power.

These definitely sound like products our girls would like.  As Kayla enters high school, she is caring more and more about what goes on her skin and the products that she uses.

ERA Organic makes many products but you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, dry skin or if you are looking for anti-itch cream, you must check out these products.We are giving away a prize pack of some of their awesome products.

Elixir:

The Elixir is pH balanced, cruelty free, paraben free, alcohol free, non-toxic, non-hormonal, steroid free and without any useless fillers so you get a power pack of nutrients with each use.

 

It has 7 powerful ingredients used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rashes proven to help repair cracked, dry and damaged skinincluding manuka honey, aloe vera, coconut oil, MSM, vitamin E, hemp seed oil and cehami extract to strengthen your skin’s immune system and ability to fight infection.

 

Dead Sea Mud Mask:

It’s like a spa quality facial treatment as seen in US Weekly, Life & Style and Wellness Magazine.

What You Can Expect For Your Skin:

  • Absorb excess oils, dirt and toxins
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Boost healing, improve elasticity
  • Exfoliate, cleanse and minimize pores
  • Remove blackheads
  • Treat acne and prevent future breakouts
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Your Skin Will Love the Dead Sea Mud:

  • Calcium boosts cell renewal and refreshes skin
  • Sodium fights off damaging free radicals that cause premature aging
  • Magnesium slows aging, soothes damaged skin and protects from rashes
  • Sulfer helps detoxify skin from impurities
  • Potassium helps balance skin’s moisture
  • Bromide repairs cells to restore a healthy complexion

 

Microdermabrasion Face Scrub:

This at home microdermabrasion face scrub gently loosens dirt, grime and dull skin while nourishing your cells- leaving healthy, beautiful skin. Get a softer, more youthful complexion in minutes.

• Acne • Blackheads
• Acne Scars • Premature Aging
• Dry/Damaged Skin • Wrinkles
• Stretch Marks • Dark Circles

You can read more about these products at SavingYouDinero.com.

One lucky reader is going to win a prize pack of all of these products! Just Enter Below. Giveaway ends on 7/28/17 at 1159pm EST. It is open to US Residents.

Please note – the blogger is not responsible to fulfill the prize.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: The following items were sent to me in order to facilitate this school essentials review/round up.  All opinions are my own.

I know in the blogging world, it is really popular to do back to school round ups.  But often, I wonder how those products really work once the kids are in school and the items are being used in a real classroom/household on a daily basis.  So I thought it would be great fun to do a post on the real school essentials and to wait and do it after the kids have had a full month of school under their belts.  Read on for some of our favorite school essentials of the season.

First up, I would highly recommend subscribing to Filter Snap.  Filter Snap is a great service.  You simply let them know what size air filters you need for your home, subscribe and they remember when you need to change them and automatically send you a new one.  Clean air filters are always important, but even more so as we head into cold and flu season.

Another favorite in our home are these stylish containers from French Bull.

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These are super cute siting out on our counter.  We use them as sort of a breakfast DIY station.  One holds coffee beans, one stone ground oats and the other a bit of brown sugar.  My husband and I can grind our coffee beans and we can all make oatmeal.  The kids have no problem opening these containers and I love the touch of color they add to the kitchen!

One stand out item from this school year was the backpack we got from Sydney Paige.

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This backpack is a definite win on style and functionality, but packs a big bonus too.  For each Sydney Paige backpack you purchase, another backpack FILLED with school supplies is donated to a child in need!

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Grace just loves her backpack and several of her friends have asked her where she got it.  She was proud to point them towards Sydney Paige and talk about the donated backpacks!

Good soap and shampoo is always nice to have on hand.  We have been loving our supple from Fresh Monster.

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Toxin-free, adorable designs and they smell great! I’m sold!

With the changing weather, dry skin and chapped lips like to make their big return.  We have discovered Green Goo and I think you will really like it!

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It says for babies, but they have a whole line of products and we have been using this one for Jack’s diaper rashes and on all of our hands to prevent dry skin! Love it so far!

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Viki’s Granola has become my husband’s go-to breakfast. And since he is the morning driver, I am including it as a school essential.  This line of granola is all homemade and 100% delicious! Pile some on top of organic yogurt and add some fresh fruit (which you can slice the night before) and you have a nice, filling and healthy breakfast.

Our kids favorite school essentials this year have come from Debbie Lynn.

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These are SO fun! The kids loved the emoticon notepads!

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Benjamin’s favorite item is the gorilla eraser!

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Their school supplies totally stand out from the crowd thanks to Debbie Lynn!

Debbie Lynn is offering one reader a fun school essentials prize pack! The winner will receive everything in the image below.

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Enter below for your chance to win!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

School starts for our kids in just over a week.  I am not sure if any of us are ready.  But I do know that I feel more prepared after we received a gift box from Seattle’s Best.

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Oh yeah.  This was a parent’s only back to school gift box for US! My husband and I were thrilled to discover the coffees, new mug and other goodies.

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Did you know there are actually different types of Back to School Parents?  Watch this cute video to find out what kind of back-to-school parent YOU are.

We are type of back-to-school parents that need coffee in the morning to get us going.  That is why our daughter bought this mug for our husband while we were on our summer vacation.

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Seattle’s Best offers many different brews and you are sure to find one that suits your tastes.  I loved the Hazelnut coffee we received and my husband was a fan of the House Blend.  AND I am stoked to let you know that Seattle’s Best is offering one of our readers their very own Parents Only Back-To-School gift package.  This is valued at $115 and includes all of the following:

  • A signature red Seattle’s Best Coffee mug
  • A red to-go tumbler for mornings on-the-go
  • A Moleskine notebook to keep track of family activities and grocery lists
  • A trendy canvas backpack with a side pocket for your to-go coffee mug
  • The Tile app to find your car keys with a push of a button
  • A magnetic dry erase weekly planner for the fridge to keep the family organized
  • Three varieties of Seattle’s Best Coffee to fuel a smooth morning

Enter below for your chance to win!

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

It is incredibly hard to believe, but our oldest daughter is going into 7th grade this year.  I am not sure where the time has gone.  Since she is now in middle school we wanted to find something special to help really send her to school in style.  Then I was asked to do a review for LockerLookz and I knew we had found what we were looking for!

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LockerLookz specializes in locker decor for girls ages 8-14.  Kayla is 12 and she agreed that this was perfect for her!  They have everything from lighting to magnets..all designed JUST for lockers.  Such a fun concept!  Even their website was designed with these girls in mind.  It lets your daughter create her own virtual locker.  Here is what Kayla chose.

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This is how Kayla designed her virtual locker at LockerLookz!

 

After she created her locker design, we simply added it to the cart and we were ready to check out.  It was simple and very fun!  She had a great time deciding on which wallpaper she wanted, what color scheme she wanted to go with and which items coordinated the best with her choices.

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She ended up selecting a wall paper, a mirror, a bin, a plush rug, a white board and some cute magnets.  I love the colors she combined.  She was definitely showing her own style!

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Our school here starts at the very end of the month, but in a week or so we get to go in and actually put her new gear into her locker.  She is literally counting down the days. Ha!

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LockerLookz is really neat and great idea for some back to school fun for your kids.  And I have some great news for you as well.  LockerLookz is offering one reader their OWN collection as well!  You can go online with your daughter and choose one wallpaper and up to three accessories of your choice, based on availability.   You have up to $69.99 in value to use on these 4 items!  I encourage you to get your daughter, niece, granddaughter or whoever would be using these and let them create their own virtual locker!  Not only is it fun then, it is like Christmas on the day their gear arrives!

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #backtobgosh  #BgoshJeanius

This year we are prepping to have three kids in school.  That means 3 sets of school supplies.  3 lunchboxes.  3 water bottles.  3 different schools and 3 different schedules.  Needless to say…we are busy.  One thing I do not have time for is driving around from store to store to store to find what we need for the kids.  That is why we LOVE shopping at OshKosh B’gosh.

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We have 4 kids, but only 3 are going to school this year.  However, when we shop at OshKosh, I can shop for all 4 kids there!  That means just 1 stop for this busy mom.  As an added bonus our 12 year old daughter, Kayla really loves their clothing so she is excited to go there and shop with me.  OshKosh does a great job of transitioning their clothing.  For the younger kids, the styles are more simplistic and cute.  As the sizes get bigger, they do an excellent job of making them attractive to tweens.  Kayla was in love with their new  Black, White & Indigo Collection.  In fact, she selected part of this collection to wear for her first day of 7th grade this Fall!

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The sales lady at our local OshKosh was super friendly and she really hit it off with our son Benjamin.  She spent time helping him find some awesome 5 year old fashions.  She found him a glow in the dark shirt and an awesome pair of blue jeans.

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The blue jeans were the same quality and style we expect when we shop at OshKosh, but even better now.   Why better?  Because right now, you can buy B’Gosh Blue Jeans and the prices start at just $10.  At the register you then have the chance to support the B’gosh Jeanius Campign.  Basically you either buy a pair of B’Gosh Blue Jeans and donate them or you can make a cash donation at the register.  From now through September 16th, all those donated jeans and funds will be used to help kids in need be ready for their school year.  We did end up getting Benjamin an awesome new pair of jeans and he chose these adorable jammies!

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Our daughter Grace managed to find some great styles as well.  She is 10 and in that in-between phase.  Not quite ready for tween styles, but wanting to develop her own style.  She easily found several items to bring home with her!

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We had an amazing shopping trip at our local OshKosh.  Do you have a store near you?  Use this Oshkosh store locator to find out.  And if you are like me, and want to save a little money too….check out this awesome coupon!

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This coupon is good in stores and online too.   How are YOU preparing for the kids heading back to school?  I would love to hear your best tips so leave a comment and let us know.

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen