Monday, December 9, 2013

@PBJfoods #SAM + #charity: This Christmas consider helping others, such a small amount to you, can make such a BIG difference in the lives of others. #ad

Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is the number one killer of children under five years of age. Nearly 20 million children around the world suffer from SAM.  In fact,  SAM kills 3.5 million children each year. That’s more than HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria combined.
 PB + J stands for peanut butter plus Jesus.
PB+J Foods Program Development Director Haley Hunsaker distributes PB+J fortified peanut butter paste to the parents of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in Malawi, Africa. One jar of the paste is a therapeutic food treatment that will provide all of the nutritional requirements for one child for one day.  PB+J Foods distributed nearly 16,000 pounds of the paste during it first seventeen months of operation, enough to save the lives of nearly 1,200 children (see more

In March 2012, 5 unique individuals from Orange County, California got together and pooled their personal time and money to fight SAM in undeveloped nations.  In just 17 months, the non-profit organization they created, PB+J Foods, saved the lives of nearly 1,200 children in Malawi, Africa, who were suffering from SAM.
In March 2012, Stan Smith recruited his friends Brian Hunsaker, Donna Wertz, Heather Premac, and Haley Hunsaker, to create PB+J Foods, Inc., a non-profit organization designed specifically to eradicate Severe Acute Malnutrition in underdeveloped nations, like Malawi.

“To beat SAM we were going to have to do more than what typical humanitarian organizations do to feed the hungry,” Smith explains.  “We had to develop a way locally manufacture Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Foods (RUTF), to distribute RUFTs to remote villages, to provide locals with medical treatment and health care education, and we had to create a localized, self-sustaining economy that could provide for its people on an on-going basis.”

            From April 2012 to August 2013, they did exactly that … with their own money, on their own time, and with a few contributions from friends.  During the seventeen month period, the five members of PB+J Foods traveled to Malawi, Africa multiple times and accomplished the following:
·         Partnered with Nkhoma Hospital to create a RUTF manufacturing plant, to establish RUTF distribution sites, and to develop and operate medical and SAM treatment clinics throughout the region;
·         Created an educational program to provide villagers with basic knowledge about food safety and storage, malnutrition management, hygiene and sanitation, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, childcare, nutrition, and agriculture;
·         Began the formation of a local farmers co-op, intended to have at least 800 members, in order to grow local ‘ground nuts’, one of the most valuable nuts in the world, with Opportunity International Bank of Malawi, Afri-Nut, and World Vision which provides a cash crop for the local farmers, creating economic growth, and a steady supply of nuts for the RUTF peanut paste.

PB+J Foods has an ambitious goal for 2014. It is now working to secure financial donations to expand its infrastructure to: manufacture and serve RUTFs to 11,000 children suffering from SAM; to provide medical treatment to 1,000 children at Nkhoma Hospital and area clinics; to increase employment at the local PB+J RUTF production facility; and, to sell locally produced RUTFs on the open market to create revenues that will enable the PB+J programs in Malawi to become self-sustaining and provide RUTF products at no charge to their patients.  Donations may be contributed at or by calling 949-702-3187.  

PB+J Foods is a non-profit organization designed to eradicate Severe Acute Malnutrition in underdeveloped nations. Their programs provide specially fortified foods for children suffering from SAM, medical treatment, and health education to those in need. Moreover, the programs they have developed help build local self-sustaining economies that can eventually provide the necessities of a better life in the future.

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Please consider contributing to this great cause. If ever there was a charity I feel proud to stand behind it is this one. Do the right thing this holiday season and give the gift that keeps giving. Life. Anything can help so donate now. Even as little as 1$, but I would hope you'd consider giving up a value meal or two and donate a little more. To help one child is 30$, a family is $100 and you can also donate $500 if your feeling extra generous.
PB+J Foods Program Development Director Haley Hunsaker gathers children in Malawi, Africa to prepare for distribution of PB+J fortified peanut butter paste. One jar of the paste is a therapeutic food treatment that will provide all of the nutritional requirements for one child for one day.  PB+J Foods distributed nearly 16,000 pounds of the paste during it first seventeen months of operation, enough to save the lives of nearly 1,200 children.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BlogDash and PB + J Foods. Regardless all opinions are my own.


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Read on to find out some useful info the brand wants me to share, then at the bottom my opinion of this neat little travel friendly energy shot!
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There's a dangerous epidemic:  Black-market "focus/study-drug" addiction (class-A addictive like Cocaine)...or energy drink-overload by overwhelmed students and moms who need a focus/productivity/energy boost. 1 in 4 college students take illegal ADHD (focus) drugs to finish papers/ace tests. Moms just struggle to get through the day.

Women, especially Moms, are the busiest people in the world; typically more tired and worn-out than men. So why are 85% of the consumers of energy supplements male? Female physiology experts have explained that Caffeine & B Vitamin overload is a nightmare physiologically for women.


I am a coffee addict! Can't live without it. I have to have my caffeine. But the more coffee I drink, the more tolerance I seem to get to it's effects. Drinking more used to help, but now I worry about all those unnecessary calories and sugar! Don't drink your calories! Plus, it doesn't seem like coffee is even doing anything anymore. Time to move onto a new product! But taking care of two young kids and when you add the fact that I am an insomniac can having tiring results that drag me down throughout the day! Needless to say I was slightly skeptical. I being I myself tried GungHo and didn't know what to expect! I found it to be surprisingly tasty and gave me an excess boost of energy, a pick me up that lasted from when the mail ran, (because of course I drank it right away!) until I went to bed. It did not have any ill side effects and also didn't kep me up!  If you look on the product's website you'll find that they have a great free sample* offer. So try it now risk free! The free trial-pack to my readers with this link: You just pay $2.99 shipping and get a free 3-pack. Tell them Locomotion of Expressions sent you! I love that if your a social bee (like Me!) you can earn 15$ towards the purchase of your Gung-Ho order with their sharing program, which is super easy! If you have tried it, comment below what you thought of it! Talk to me! Thanks for continuing to read Locomotion of Expressions!

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#myImageBraceletMaker: Tune into QVC’s Gifts for #Grandkids at 1pm EST for an exclusive deal on December 11th

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Tune into QVC’s Gifts for Grandkids on December 11th including My Image Bracelet Maker! at 1pm EST for the top holiday gifts, Kids everywhere are pondering if it is better to give or to receive a lovingly made craft from one of Choose Friendship's five creative kits. The blissful buzz on these crafty kits can be heard online, on the school bus and down the street as kids -- boys and girls -- create one-of-a-kind accessories that allow them to unplug and reconnect, including My Image Bracelet Maker.

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 A handmade creation, like a picture bracelet, is a wonderful visual reminder of a bond between family members or best friends. When it's handmade, it's made with kindness, affection and thoughtfulness, traits every kid should envelop. Just in time for the holidays, Choose Friendship is debuting My Image Bracelet Maker on QVC during the Gifts for Grandkids segment, December 11th

Charm your arm by using personal photos, magazine pictures, internet images or the included preprinted art cards to assemble bracelets that are totally you! Image Bracelets tell a story, serve as inspiration, and let you keep close at hand your amazing adventures and favorite friends. This one kit is the perfect way to express yourself and share with the people you care about!

Now you’re asking yourself—how do you use your own photos to make an image bracelet?

There is a free MyPhotosizer app  that allows kids to easily upload and crop photos to a 4x6 card then simply print from a home printer or from a local photo center. The enclosed cutting mechanism safely trims images precisely to size and fingers never come into contact with the cutter. QVC's Deluxe My Image Bracelet  at 1pm EST.

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With the holidays right around the corner, don’t forget to tune into this QVC exclusive deal on December 11th at 1pm EST during Gifts for Grandkids! 

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mariah Carey Feat KrayzieBone & Wish Bone

My FAVE Mariah Carey song, she looks smokin in this video!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

@SheSpeaksUp check out my @LancomeUSA #DreamTone #review #ad

@shespeaksup is a VERY cool site that hooks me up with products from time to time. I was tickled pink that they wanted to send me an almost $100 face cream. Apparently I need it, I'm so "old" ...  ugh.

Haha. Ok- being that I do have daily stresses and I'm a 30 year old woman- it is time to start being more proactive about my skin. But my skin is also very sensitive. To be honest lotions freak me out. Why? Because they usually break me out and clog my pores. I have learned the hard way that my skin does better without them. But how to fight aging without lotions? I don't know if you can. Enter Lancome. Lucky for Lancome, it did not break out my skin. *phew!* I was worried! Because they can/have. Especially fragranced unnatural ones. But I thought I'd give it a try and I'm glad I did.

Dreamtone is a skin tone corrector. it is supposed to fade blemish spots/scars and brighten dull skin. Does it work? Yes.

About Lancôme DreamTone: DreamTone is the next generation in dark spot correction. This customized skin tone correcting serum is so powerful, 72% of women dare to bare their skin.* The new DreamTone is 3 barely-tinted serums formulated to visibly correct dark spots, color imperfections and give you a more even-looking skin tone. It comes in 3 serums customized for your skin tone: 1- Fair, 2 – Medium, 3 – Dark.

The results:

• 74% saw glowing skin*

• 70% noticed a more even skin tone*

• 69% saw the appearance of dark spots reduced*

• 78% saw color imperfections reduced*

*All results based on global self-assessments of women of multiple ethnicities in an 8-week study. 72% reflects 8 weeks of use.

How to Use: For best results, apply the product twice per day, in the morning and evening under your moisturizer.

Purchase Information: Lancôme DreamTone retails for $98 for a 1.3 fl oz. bottle and is available for purchase at Lancô and department stores nationwide.

Happy Holidays from Dancing Lockets #OrigamiOwl #bloggiveaway!!! 50$ Gift Certificate frm @1caseycolette! 12/21

Items I got from Dancing Lockets #origamiOwl

18$: 16in gold toggle chain w the 24$ locket: MEDIUM SILVER LIVING LOCKET® WITH CRYSTALS I think the gold chain and the contrasting silver blinged out locket look great together!!

The charms are 5$ each, and I got 6 
of them!

A pink heart jewel (which is the birthstone for opal (oct) but I am using it as a accent stone/piece
 a cutesy lil Gold owl. I added a PINK CRYSTAL CROWNCowgirl Boots, a RED Crystal Stone and last but not least these adorable red Lips  ($30 or 5$ per charm x 6 charms)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Big Sean - Dance

You got everybody in here, OH MY GOSHIN!
Girl you talk too much, SHUT-UP!~