Friday, March 30, 2012

CafeWell, a Social Network to Get Well and Stay Well

This post brought to you by CafeWell. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you heard of CafeWell? It's, a Social Network to Get Well and Stay Well, partners with large health plans like Altius and together, provides their members with great health programs, like Reach for the Peaks, where members participate on CaféWell in a wireless pedometer program that focuses on helping members become and stay more active.

CafeWell is bridging the gap between health plans and the member to help educate on healthcare and improve member perception of their health plan, by providing a fun, safe, and anonymous environment to improve their health. A program, such as Reach for the Peaks encourages activity and includes regular prizes and social acknowledgements to insured members.

They provides free advice, tips, and motivation from Olympic athletes, Health and Wellness, Diet and Nutrition Experts to support users with questions and join in all the challenges the program provides.

"I never thought that I was competitive before.  Now I am counting steps and enjoying seeing them add up.  My husband was actually teasing me a little and telling me that I was competitive after all… It has been fun to encourage each other to get more steps in each day.  It is also fun to see the medals add up.  I don't know whose idea it was to get this program started, but it was a great one.  I sure hope everyone else is enjoying this health competition to get healthy!"

"So today I am taking a step forward to get off the couch and become healthy.  I am overweight, underpaid and not so full of energy!  I know if I think I can, I CAN!  AND I WILL!"

"I'm absolutely thrilled with this motivating program."

Personally, I need help. I need to have those around me to encourage me otherwise I won't work out and I slip into old habits. That's what I love about CafeWell, you have your peers to cheer you on.

Are you trying to lose weight or be healthy? Would you join a group like CafeWell?

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine.

EnG Product Shot.png] My regular readers know we own a landscaping business. I do NOT have a green Thumb but my husband is A-MA-ZING with plants. I just water them all so they keep growing. We make our own compost and our own potting mix. My husband takes a lot of different components like organic matter, compost, and other things to make it but not everyone can do that.

Luckily there are products like Expand ‘n Gro™ 

is specially formulated to help you get big, beautiful results anywhere you plant – whether in‐ground or in pots. Expand ‘n Gro, the latest innovation from Miracle‐Gro, transforms any soil into an ideal growing environment for getting great results and higher yields. We actually recommend MIRACLE‐GRO® products to our customers. My husband designs vegetable beds for people too and gets them started.

He likes that Expand ‘n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix is different from basic potting and garden soils. Because it’s a unique blend of Miracle‐Gro plant food and coconut coir fiber, a compact, lightweight, easy‐to‐carry and easy‐to‐store bag of Expand ‘n Gro can do everything a big, heavy bag of soil can do, only better. This concentrated planting mix expands up to 3 times when mixed with water, feeds plants for up to 6 months, makes native soil more workable and retains up to 50% more moisture than basic potting soil.

In pots or in‐ground, the absorbent coir fibers help ensure that water is used efficiently. Expand ‘n Gro retains up to 50% more moisture than basic potting soils and then releases water as plants need it, to help prevent over or under watering. Since moisture and nutrients must be able to reach plant roots, proper air space and circulation in soil is critical for plant health. Tilling this planting mix into native soil can reduce the soil’s bulk density – making it up to 40% lighter, and creating up to 90% more air space. The result is more workable native soil with better water holding ability, moisture distribution, and drainage, all of which ultimately creates an improved rooting environment for plants.

Do you love to garden? Grow tomatoes on your patio? We're getting a bag of this to try and are going to use it in our self watering totes to grow tomatoes (Yes there will be a post soon showing you exactly how to do this!)

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Want to receive a sample to try? Comment letting me know! (US only) I will be emailing you all.



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