Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pataday, a great medicine for conjunctivitis!

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Conjunctivitis is an eye allergy that is steadily affecting more and more people in last few decades. Like with any other allergic reaction, our organism becomes too sensitive to a particular substance in our midst causing an excessive reaction to otherwise harmless agents. In a normal situation, organism would react by destroying harmful agents. Given that allergens are not microorganisms and they cannot be destroyed in the same manner, body’s only reaction is to cause an inflammation.
When it comes to conjunctivitis, it is usually caused by airborne allergens such as dust, mold spores, plant pollen, animal hair, smoke etc. (like most other allergic reactions). Sometimes, person can irritate eyes with dirty hands which can cause even more severe forms of allergy: bacterial conjunctivitis.
Conjunctivitis can come in various forms. Seasonal type is the most common manifestation of this problem. In most cases, it will appear as a part of so called hay fever otherwise known as seasonal rhinoconjunctivitis. This allergy usually affects eyes and nasal passageways. You! Drugstore specialists emphasize that this manifestation is not so dangerous to the eyes, but it can be quite irritating. Unpleasant itching, swelling, watery eyes can interfere with patient’s daily activities. Seasonal conjunctivitis is common for period from March to October, when plants start blossoming. As you can presume, their pollen is the most common cause for development of the issue. Unlike seasonal type of this allergy, there is a chronic manifestation that affects the patient during the whole year. Although it has milder symptoms, it is quite problematic in its own regard. In most cases, patient’s state deteriorates during autumn. Chronic conjunctivitis is common for adults who are living in hot areas of the world.
However, this allergy can also come in other forms. Conjunctival papilloma is another type of conjunctivitis that is characteristic by its giant papilloma. Usually, it is caused due to a long term use of contact lenses. There is a lot of itching which appears after taking off lenses, patient has increased secretion after waking up and it also disables a patient from using contact lenses for a longer period of time. Luckily, you can buy Pataday online and eliminate this problem.
Venal conjunctivitis is a more severe form of allergic eye inflammation. Unlike other forms, it can even endanger patient’s eyesight. It is common for younger males that are living in areas with dry and hot climate where there is a high exposure to UV radiation. Also, it is more common for people who are susceptible to allergies. Luckily, in most cases, it will disappear during puberty.

In most cases, conjunctivitis is caused by environmental agents. Thus, the best way of preventing it, is by avoiding all the substances altogether. Pharmacists from You! Drugstore also recommends use of drugs such as Pataday. This medicine is great for eliminating certain symptoms of allergy such as itching and redness. But, it cannot be used for conjunctivitis that is caused due to contact lenses. It comes in a form of eye drops and given the particular case, it can be used once or twice per day.  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Painted Pumpkins Ideas Crafts!

Carving pumpkins is fun, but it can be a messy task. Sometimes carving and cleaning up the mess can ruin the fun. We've compiled pictures of our favorite painted pumpkins. If you don't have the time to carve them then plan a day to paint your pumpkins with the kids. We have some cool ideas. 


Spider Man Candy Apples Recipe!


2 cups of white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cups of water
3 apples
1 teaspoon red food coloring dye

Things you will need:

wooden skewers
a wooden spoon
wax paper 
medium sized sauce pan
candy thermometer


Wash and dry your apples. Take your wooden skewers/sticks and put them right in the middle of the apple. ( about 1/2 way in)
Take your 2 cups of sugar and pour in the sauce pan.
Add 3/4 cup of water and 1/2 cup of corn syrup to the sugar.
Since the corn syrup is sticky make sure to use your spatula to get all of it out, because you need the whole 1/2 cup.
Add 1 teaspoon of red food coloring dye.
Mix together with wooden spoon.
Turn stove burner onto medium heat, stir until it starts to boil, once boiling stop stirring.
Use your candy thermometer and watch until it reaches 310 degrees.
Once it reaches 310 degrees remove it from the heat.
Once the mixture stops popping your going to dip your apple in and slowly spin around.
Let excess syrup drip off then sit your apple on your wax paper/ baking sheet.
Now comes decorating. You've probably saw numerous posts and each one does the decorating different. This is one of the easiest.
You can use a brown/chocolate decorating pen, or get a bottle with a small tip and put your melted chocolate in it. Both of these are easy ways to draw the stripes on Spider Man.
Take a regular sized marshmallow and cut off a thin piece for the eyes. 

Jack-O-Lantern Strawberries Recipe!

This one is super easy. Wash and dry your fresh strawberries first. You can use orange candy melts or orange cake frosting to dip the strawberries in and melted chocolate to draw the face.

No Bake Dirt Pie with Worms Recipe!

 1/4 cup of butter,room temp
8 ounces of cream cheese
1 cup powered sugar
2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages jello instant vanilla pudding
3 1/2 cups of milk
12 ounces Cool Whip
20 Oreos crushed finely
20 Candy Worms (optional)


Mix butter,cream cheese and sugar in a bowl and set aside. In a seperate bowl, mix milk and pudding. Fold in the cool whip. Combine the two bowls gently by folding until combined completely.

You can layer in individual bowls or in one large 12" pan. Start with a layer of 1/2 of the cookies on the bottom, layer mixture in middle and top with the remaining cookies. If you prefer, you can make single servings in plastic cups by following the same directions. Top with candy gummy worms. Refrigerate for atleast 2 hours before serving.


Sandi Patty Farewell Tour!

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Tour Announced This Morning on NBC’s TODAY Show! Sandi’s final tour will commence on February 11, 2016 and will reach 90+ cities across the globe, including 20 signature holiday tour dates, special events, surprise guests and major symphony shows New York, NY (Sept. 28, 2015) – Together with World Vision, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music presents the tour of a lifetime, in celebration of hers. Announced today on NBC’s Today Show by host Kathie Lee Gifford who had her friend Sandi in studio with her for her “Favorite Things” segment, Sandi is letting the world know that she is saying “farewell & thank you” through her upcoming “Forever Grateful” World Tour. The tour will begin in February, 2016 and run throughout the year. Tickets will go on sale this coming November, 2015. For more information visit: Sandi is one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, over forty Dove awards, and twelve million units sold. Additionally, Sandi will appear at Carnegie Hall this Thanksgiving 2015 for the 5th Annual Christmas in New York concert event.

Sandi was introduced to the world with her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Virtually overnight she became one of the country’s best-loved performers. Her version of the national anthem has been performed with the National Symphony, at the Indianapolis 500, the Dedication of Camp David Chapel and ABC’s Fourth of July Special. Her debut full length symphonic pops album Broadway Stories, conducted by Maestro Jack Everly, was released to rave reviews. Sandi has performed with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops, Boston Pops, & the Dallas Symphony. She headlined the title role in sold out performances of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, co- starring Tony Award winner Gary Beach. Sandi has also performed during three separate Presidential Inaugurations as well as at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In her “Forever Grateful” World Tour, Sandi will bring her two passions together: singing and humanitarianism through World Vision. The tour will feature very special guests Veritas and performances from members of Sandi’s family. In addition to her final tour, Sandi will celebrate
the holidays in cities across the US with her Christmas Tour.

“What a privilege it has been to share my story and faith through song for so many years,” Sandi
says. “My heart is full of gratitude for so many who have been along this journey with me. I could never have imagined my career taking me to so many amazing places and meeting so
many people who have changed my life forever…. My desire is to use this next season and the
“Forever Grateful” tour as an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to as many people as possible!”
For the past 30 years, Sandi has inspired others with her humanitarian work. Through World
Vision, she has helped provide inspiration and hope to people who need it most. In addition, she
has been a passionate advocate for Water4, raising awareness for organization’s revolutionary
water wells which provide clean water to the most needed areas of the world. 

Along with the “Forever Grateful” Tour, Sandi will release a brand new album titled Forever
Grateful in early 2016. The album will feature brand new songs, many of which were co-written
by Sandi herself. The album will also feature songs co-written by Grammy® Award Winning
Artist Michael W. Smith, Dove Award Winner Nichole Nordeman, and many others.
Highlights for Sandi’s Farewell Tour also include The Sandi Patty & Friends Cruise, which will
sail through the Eastern Caribbean in February 2016. The cruise will include performances and
speaking from Anita Renfroe, Sheila Walsh, Selah, Angie Smith, Travis Cottrell, Wayne
Watson, and Marty Grubbs.

The “Forever Grateful” Tour will commence in February 2016 and run through Fall 2016
and Spring 2017, in addition to the 2016 Christmas Blessings Tour, and will hit dozens of
additional cities and dates across the country and the world. Keep up with the tour and
itinerary at:

*All dates and venues subject to change


2/11/2016: Lufkin, TX - The Pines Theatre
2/12/2016: San Antonio, TX - Trinity Baptist Church
2/13/2016: Houston, TX - Sagemont Baptist Church
2/14/2016: Shreveport, LA - Summer Grove Baptist Church
3/3/2016: Amarillo, TX: The Church at Quail Creek
3/4/2016: Wichita Falls, TX - Faith Baptist Church
3/5/2016: Texarkana, AR - Perot Theatre
3/6/2016: Lake Charles, LA - TBD
3/7/2016: Poplarville, MS - Pearl River Community College
3/10/2016: Denver, CO - TBD
3/11/2016: Omaha, NE - TBD
3/12/2016: Wichita, KS – Central Community Church
4/7/2016: Raytown, MO - First Baptist Church
4/10/2016: Dallas, TX - First Baptist Church Dallas
4/14/2016: Indian Trail (Charlotte), NC - First Baptist Indian Trail
4/16/2016: Durham, NC
4/17/2016: Aiken, SC - Millbrook Baptist Church
4/21/2016: Memphis, TN - Bellevue Baptist Church
4/22/2016: Chattanooga, TN - Abba's House
4/23/2016: Atlanta, GA - TBD
4/30/2016: Austin, TX - Life Church
5/1/2016: Oklahoma City, OK - Crossings Community Church
5/28/2016: Alto, NM - Spencer Theatre
5/29/2016: Albuquerque, NM - Hoffmantown Baptist Church
6/9/2016: Shipshewana, IN - Shipshewana Event Center
6/18/2016: Hattiesburg, MS - Mainstreet Baptist Church

Tickets for the 2016 “Forever Grateful” Spring Tour will go on sale nationally in November, 2015.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Oriental Trading Review!

Halloween is near and its one of my favorite Holidays. Theres something about the scary decorations, costumes, and the kids hyped up on candy that get me excited.  Every year my family and I throw a Halloween party. I buy up bags and bags of candy,make up fun desserts like dirt pudding with gummy worms, spooky punch or other foods to fit the theme. We go all out with decorations and treat bags for the kids. Once again, this year I chose to do my shopping at Oriental Trading. They have everything you could need to make your Halloween party Spook-tacular.
The first thing on my list was bags and boxes for the kids. I chose the Candy Corn Spider Filled Treat Boxes. The set comes with 8 boxes. Each box contains 6 assorted gift items like slinkies, bracelets etc.
These Halloween Cellophane Bags are perfect for filling with candy and they only cost $2 for a dozen. Im thinking I will make candy corn and fill the bags up and include them in the treat boxes. The Monster Candy Buckets would be ideal for classroom Halloween parties. Im going to fill them with small candies. I wanted a couple small things the kids would play with and the Mini Little Boolievers Paddleball Games were perfect. You get 48 pieces for only $8.50. Another good item I found was the Halloween Pencil Top Erasers. I got 144 erasers for under $5. Thats enough for multiple classrooms full of kids. 
I think the kids will love the Spin Tops which also came with 144 pieces, for under $7. Some of the other items I got included the Ghost Kid Magnet Craft which will be something fun the kids can do together. The Monster Photo Prop, amazing for pictures, and the Sticky Jack-O Lanters.
Everything I got was under $100. Its enough for an entire Halloween Party or multiple classrooms. Oriental Trading has everything you need this Halloween. 
With Oriental Trading the possibilities are truly endless! Get started planning your perfect party, get together or event today start your shopping at Oriental Trading. To connect with Oriental Trading on social media follow the links below:


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Make Fairy Dust at Home Craft!

Make Fairy Dust at Home

What you need

green food dye 
green glitter
essential oil
plastic bag


Put cornstarch in bag.
Put in a few drops of food coloring. Mix it up a little.
Then put in green glitter.
Put in essential oil and then mix up real good.
You can use this for makeup, costume, ‘magic’, and as a few say, getting in touch with the fairy realm.


Recycled Plastic Pumpkins Craft!

Recycled Plastic Pumpkins

This Halloween project uses an orange plastic table cloth which can be found in most Dollar stores in the party supply section to create a simple decoration.

What you need

Orange plastic party table cloth or other orange plastic.
Crumpled Newspaper or recycled plastic bags for filling
Permanent black marker pen
Elastic bands


You can use these as yard decorations by hanging them in a tree, or use them on tables filled with candy.
Start by cutting some circles out of plastic, the size of your circles depends on how big you want your pumpkin to be.
While your circle is flat, draw on the face with a permanent marker.
Draw The Scary Face

Then fill with crumpled paper or crumpled shopping bags (for a full waterproof decoration).
Gather up the circle and secure with an elastic band.
Make 20 or 30 these to fill your tree (picture coming soon).
Secure to the tree with a wire (hook or fishing line). Or fill with candy and hand out to all the kids.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program with Xlear!

                 Free For All received a sample to facilitate this post all opinions are 100 percent my own and no financial compensation was received!

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for kids, but a destructible and toxic time for their teeth.  As a parent, how do you stop your child from partaking in the joy that is trick-or-treating? With the help of the 11th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program, in which local dentists “buy” back kids’ Halloween candy in exchange for product packages, cash, or other incentives, Halloween can be enjoyable for kids, parents, and even US troops overseas!  This year, we want to promote a positive dental health message and hope to introduce kids to the great tasting, natural sweetener, xylitol.  While most children enjoy the taste of regular sugar candy, it is neither good for the child’s oral health or body.  Our product packages will be full of goodies including xylitol candy provided by Xlear Inc. which tastes great and is actually beneficial to your child’s health!

SparX Halloween Candy from  Xlear, Inc. includes 30 trick-or-treat sized bags of xylitol candy in three great flavors: Natural Fruit, Natural Berry, and Natural Citrus. These naturally-flavored candy “dots” are loved by kids and parents alike, and are available for a limited time at for $4.32. These are the perfect treats for kids on Halloween!

Founded in 2005 by Dr. Chris Kammer, the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program began as a way to keep excess Halloween candy “off the streets” and help keep kids’ mouths healthier. This year, the program is moving to be a force for good by teaming up with Xlear Inc., the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, and Tess Oral Health, makers of dental, professional, and oral hygiene products. Together they will partner with dental offices nationwide to reach the goal of sending 100,000 toothbrushes overseas as well collect children’s Halloween candy to give the soldiers a holiday away from home.  This simple act of kindness enables children to exchange their Halloween candy and receive a token in return while showing love and support to our men and women fighting for our country every day. 

Gruesome Green Toes Recipe!

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 22 servings


12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
Green paste food coloring
22 Nutter Butter cookies
11 Crows candies, halved lengthwise


In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Tint green.
Dip one cookie into candy coating. Let excess drip off and place on waxed paper. Immediately place a candy half, cut side down, on the cookie. Repeat. Let stand for 15 minutes or until set. Yield:22 cookies.

Halloween Guide!

Since Halloween is so close Free For All and Gobble It Up Reviews have teamed up to share some of our favorite Halloween ideas, recipes, products and brands. This list is just starting and will be continuously updated until Halloween. So be sure to keep checking back for some Spooktacular fun!


Gruesome Green Toes
Leg Bones 
Frightening Fingers
Spider Suckers
Spooky Eyes


Fairy Dust
Recycled Plastic Pumpkins
Tin Can Frankenstein Craft 
Plastic Cup Hanging Bat Craft
Oriental Trading


Sparx Halloween Candy from Xlear Inc. and Details on the Candy Buy Back Program

Win a $250 Oriental Trading Gift Card!


Leg Bones Recipe!

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

2 tubes (11 ounces each) refrigerated breadsticks
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Unroll and separate breadsticks; tie each end into a knot. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with butter and sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2 dozen.

Frightening Fingers Recipe!

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
 MAKES: 30 servings

1 cup butter, softened 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Red decorating gel 1/2 cup sliced almonds


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Divide dough into fourths. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll into 1-in. balls. Shape balls into 3-in. x 1/2-in. fingers. Using the flat tip of a table knife, make an indentation on one end of each for fingernail. With a knife, make three slashes in the middle of each finger for knuckle. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 3 minutes. Squeeze a small amount of red gel on nail bed; press a sliced almond over gel for nail, allowing gel to ooze around nail. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen cookies.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Laundry Hacks with Downy Wrinkle Releaser plus $150 Wal Mart Card Giveaway

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Giveaway!

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Giveaway!

One winner will receive a Southern Breeze Sweet Tea full size box and a Mason Jar with Straw!

Read the full Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Review here!

Enter Below


Southern Sweet Tea Review and Giveaway!

                 Free For All received a sample to facilitate this post all opinions are 100 percent my own and no financial compensation was received!

I am a huge fan of sweet tea here we make what is called sun tea. To make sun tea you set your pitcher outside covered or in a windowsill where there will be heat on a hot day and let the tea bags steep. After one really hot day or two mildly warm days your tea is ready and in my opinion is the tastiest tea in the world. We were give the opportunity to try Southern Breeze Sweet Tea they sent us an amazing set (pictured below the pitcher was not included).

Southern Breeze has a strong tea favor and it takes very few bags so you get a lot for your money. This whole pitcher took only 2 bags. I always add sugar to mine and I was wowed by the taste it is most definitely the Southern tea I grew accustomed to as a childhood it brought back great memories for me with my grandma. My grandmother introduced me to the world of tea. I would recommend Southern Breeze Sweet Tea to any tea lover. You will not be dissatisfied it is one of the best teas out there! It comes in Original, Raspberry, Peach and Lemon so there is a flavor sure to please everyone!
Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is giving you so many chances right now to try samples free and get coupons so take advantage. But first you will need to know who carries Southern Breeze Sweet Tea use their store locator here to find out!

Make sure you upload a photo and tag it with #SharetheSweetness and tag @sbreezesweettea you may just get a nice thank you gift if your photo is chosen

Enter here and you have a great chance of winning a sample! 

We loved our Southern Breeze Sweet Tea and are sure you will to make sure you are following Southern Breeze on Social Media below to stay up to date on all of these contests, coupons, giveaways and events you can see they are often as all of the ones I shared are going on now. 

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