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Tom’s of Maine #GoodnessStory



I think there needs to be a good news channel on TV. Everywhere I turn, there seems to be nothing but bad news broadcast 24/7. After being pummeled with it day after day, you start to forget that there are really, really good people in the world. Good things, big and small, are done every single day but the bad gets more attention. That’s just not right!

That’s why I’m happy to help spread the word about a new promotion that has joined two of my favorite local companies – Tom”s of Maine and Hannaford Supermarkets. Together they are celebrating all the good both companies do for the local communities and want to know what’s your #GoodnessStory?

Goodness can be as simple as:

Holding the door for people.

Smiling. It’s free. Use it often and wide.

Helping an elderly neighbor with yard work.

Saying thank you.

Socially Responsible Companies

Tom”s of Maine is known for giving back to the community with goodness. Tom’s employees are able to use 5% of their paid work time volunteering for the nonprofit organization of their choice. In addition, 10% of of Tom’s profits are donated each year to nonprofit, community based organizations committed to human, healthy and environmental goodness. Now that’s some goodness!

I’ve been shopping at Hannaford since we moved to New Hampshire over 9 years ago. One of my favorite things about the store is that they sell local farms veggies and fruit in the produce section right next to everything else. It’s perfect for one stop shopping when you can’t make a separate trip to the Farmer’s Market.

Tom’s of Maine would like to know your own #GoodnessStory. To enter the #GoodnessStory Sweepstakes simply submit, a Facebook comment including the hashtag “#GoodnessStory” and “#sweepstakes”. At the end of each Drawing Period, 1 winner will be selected randomly from among all eligible submissions to receive a $100 Hannaford Gift Card.

Click HERE to enter!

FYI – Hannaford Supermarkets are located in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York. You can find if you have a location near you HERE.

What’s your #GoodnessStory?

Disclaimer: Tom’s of Maine and Hannaford provided me with gift cards in exchange for promoting the sweepstakes. In all honesty, I shop there every week already because they have everything I need at great prices!

Healthy Living Favorites from Vitamin Shoppe

Healthy Living Options from Vitamin Shoppe |

Don’t you love when you can find all your favorite things in one store? I think I found a place that fits the bill.

Last week I got to go on a little shopping (or Shoppe-ing) spree to my local Vitamin Shoppe. In the past, I would head there for the best deals on protein powder. I never realized the deals were throughout the whole store on a lot of products I buy elsewhere.

Just an FYI – even bigger deals are going on from now until May 9th – all Vitamin Shoppe brand and BodyTech items are buy one get one 50% off. I love a BOGO deal!

Vitamin Shoppe Sale

So what are my healthy living essentials that you can find at Vitamin Shoppe?

Check it out:

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein – I prefer plant based protein powders. I really like Vega and Sun Warrior, but wanted to try something new. Right now this one is on sale for $19.99. I tend to like chocolate protein powders best and this one did not disappoint. One of the best I’ve tasted so far!

Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Seeds – This has become a standard in our pantry. Perfect for adding to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, salads or really, anything for an added dose of crunch and protein.

Bragg Nutritional Yeast Flakes – I was pleasantly surprised to see Vitamin Shoppe carries quite a few Bragg products. I never knew that. I usually buy my nutritional yeast in bulk from the natural food store so the convenient shaker bottle is new to me.

Vitamin Shoppe Healthy Living Favorites

Yummi Bears Organic Multivitamin – My daughter has become quite picky about what she eats. I try to sneak veggies into her smoothies, but even that’s beginning to not work. I seriously think Karma is at play here for all the years I gave my parents trouble with my picky ways. I started giving both kids a multivitamin as a back up just in case they are lacking in one area.

Barleans Omega Swirl Fish Oil – I love all of Barleans products, but this fish oil is the best. No fish taste at all. Rather than having to swallow big pills that give you the fish burps, it’s good to know that this is clinically proven 90% more absorbable than regular fish oil. It tastes great and I’ve even convinced Ron to start taking it with no complaints.

Gotta Have Snacks – I like to keep a stash of portable bars in the house for when I need something to grab for on the go snacking. I picked up a new to me Square Bar and Pure Organic. I really liked the Pure Organic Dark Chocolate Berry Bar. Vitamin Shoppe has a great deal when you buy by the box too. I may have to go back to stock up soon.

Your turn – What’s your favorite healthy living supplement?

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Vitamin Shoppe.

Spring Into Carter’s

Spring Into Carter's Essentials for kids

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation.

My kids are Carter’s kids.

On the day that we found out that we were having boy/girl twins, Carter’s was our first stop after the ultrasound. Needless to say, we came out with a HUGE bag of the cutest outfits all at an affordable price.

It’s been 5 years and I still go to Carter’s for almost all of their clothes. With two kids who like to get dirty and play rough, we need clothes that aren’t outrageously priced. Carter’s sizes run from newborn to size 7 so we’ve still got some time to enjoy the bargains. And there’s always a deal going on! I love that you can earn $10 reward dollars for every $50 you spend.

Spring into Carter's boy clothes

Supposedly, a season called Spring is here. I’m not sure when it will be arriving in New Hampshire. But when it does finally arrive, we’ll be ready thanks to Carter’s. Springtime means warmer weather and longer days playing outside, full of adventure and mud (thank goodness for heavy duty washers). It also means it’s time for short sleeves, lighter colors, brighter prints and fun patterns. And of course, less layers.

Last week, it finally felt like Spring might be happening this year (and then it snowed, but we won’t talk about that). So we headed out to our nearest Carter’s outlet to stock up on essentials. Everything is just too cute that it’s hard to not want to buy every single thing. From fun floral shorts for my daughter, to great shirts for my son. Carter’s has me covered.

Spring into Carters Girls clothes

Obviously Miss A. is ready for spring. I think I broke her heart when I told her she can’t wear shorts and sandals just yet.

Right now, you can shop for the perfect Easter outfit and Spring essentials like tees, shorts, tunics, leggings, tops, polos, shoes, dresses, skirts & swim! You can find 50% off the whole store until April 5th.

I’m a Carter’s Rewards member, so I get tons of coupons every month. You can sign up to receive great deals sent straight to your inbox! Or, if you prefer, follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram to see more of their adorable collections.

And here’s a special coupon to go shopping with right now!


Happy shopping!