Building a Legacy in 2018

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Every year, I set goals…and goals… and goals. This year, I had to ask myself a question. The question is the one that you have to ask yourself whenever you begin a new venture, a new business, a new anything really. If you speak to any business coach, the question is simple: Why? Why do I have a blog? Why do I set all of these goals? My Family I knew my Why was my family. But that never seemed to be enough. My family was not enough motivation to get me finish a lot of my goals. Why? (Ah, that...

The Results: #Olay28Day Challenge

#Olay28Day Results | AprilNoelle.com

When I first started the #Olay28Day challenge using products from the Olay Luminous line, I didn’t expect much. Honestly, I didn’t expect anything. I have a bathroom full of products that didn’t live up to their promises. I had my first experience with acne when I was far into my twenties and pregnant with my first child. I have used countless facial treatments to stop bumps, blemishes and new acne, but to no avail. Since I have looked for so many solutions, I was excited to be a part of the #Olay28Day Challenge. #Olay28Day Challenge Four Part Treatment Olay Luminous...

Play a Slideshow on the Amazon Fire TV, Just Ask Alexa (Plus a $500 Giveaway!) #Ad

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Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post. Have you ever had this happen? “Mom, remember when we went to that place where the water squirted at us?” “No,” I responded. “Remember there was a pool and a slide and a little pool and water that squirted up?” “Oh, yes, that place.” I searched through pictures on my phone to find that place from last summer. The three of us crowded around my small handheld smartphone, looking at pictures. Then, the fighting ensued. “I can’t see!” “Your head’s in the way!” “Your hair’s in the way!” “Can you please scoot over?”...

Hurricane Irma and Other Natural Disasters

Hurricane Irma and Other Natural Disasters

Hurricane Irma came through late last week. We’re still working to get our lives back to “normal”. Our family was in the dark until late last night. Fortunately, we have light! And cable! And internet! But, Hurricane Irma wasn’t my first natural disaster.   Northridge Quake The first was the Northridge quake. I was on the periphery, 30 miles from the epicenter.   I was sleeping (quite heavily in those days). My top bunk started shaking. I thought it was my little sister. She would regularly push on my bed to wake me up. This time, it was way too...

Best Bladder Help for Women when You Need it Most #ad

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This article is brought to you by my partnership with Always Discreet. Please enjoy! A year ago, I cheered that I had a bladder of steel. I would listen to friends and family discreetly discuss their incontinence issues and I would have an air of superiority that I did not experience bladder leaks. Then, we threw a party for Bee. Our home parties always include the kids’ favorite: a bounce house. Our fun house provider drops off the house the night before and picks it up the day after. Lucky us! We always get our money’s worth. We jump before...

6 FREE Ways to Entertain Your Children this Summer in West Palm Beach

6 FREE Ways to Entertain Your Children this Summer in West Palm Beach

Happy 4th of July!   Half way through the summer and moms are already ready to send their kids back to school. If you don’t send your children to an all-day summer camp, you can quickly find it’s difficult to keep them occupied and still offer variety, every day, for an entire summer. Last year, I gave you an all-inclusive activity list, but as the cost of camps rise, here are a few things you can do to keep a cap on that budget and still have a great time with your children! Here are six FREE ways to entertain your...

Where do I get my photos printed? Amazon Prints. Plus $1000 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won! #Ad

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Amazon has launched a photo printing service that allows all customers to print their memories.  Prime members can upload images to their Prime Photos account, print the product of their choice, and receive free delivery. If you’re not a Prime member, you’ll receive 5 GB of storage free on Prime Photos and be able to print your favorite photos.  Amazon Prints start as low as $0.09. Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and providing prizes for the giveaway! I’ve been an Amazon Prime user for well over a year. I remember when I posted the question on Facebook. Should...

National Great Outdoors Month with Turn it Up Tuesday!

Turn It Up Tuesday | AprilNoelle.com

Did you know that this is National Outdoors Month? With the kids out of school, I’m getting out and about this month. What about you? Welcome to a new week on Turn It Up Tuesday everyone! Thank you for sharing all of your amazing posts with us last week! Thank you for celebrating, remembering, and honoring fallen service members last week with our Memorial Day post of Turn It Up Tuesday. This week, we’ll be celebrating the great outdoors as June is National Great Outdoors Month! Coincidentally, June is also National Safety Month – so be sure to be safe...

Taking Great Photos with Turn it Up Tuesday!

Turn It Up Tuesday | AprilNoelle.com

I really needed that extended weekend. I’ve been working late four nights a week and it’s wearing on me quickly. I have this schedule for another month. But to remember the actual reason for the day off, I remember those who have given their life so I can have mine. Welcome to a new week on Turn It Up Tuesday everyone! Thank you for sharing all of your amazing posts with us last week! Today is Memorial Day, and we are celebrating, remembering, and honoring our military service members. This week, we’d love for you to share posts about Gratitude...

All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, I haven’t written a personal piece in a while. So many life changes have been happening and I was struggling to figure out how to continue. Quite frankly, I was trying to figure out whether I would continue this venture, this blog. I haven’t known what to say here for a long time. I don’t like controversy. Although I love my kids, I don’t particularly like spending a lot of time talking about them. Then there’s work. I consider myself a “jill of all trades”. I know a little about a lot of things....

3 Delicious Belly-Fat Burning Smoothies

3 Belly-Fat Burning Smoothies | Photo by Ken Hawkins via Flickr | AprilNoelle.com

Sick of doing all those crunches in an attempt to burn off all that belly fat? Try your hands at these awesome belly-fat burning smoothies. They are loaded with ingredients that fight the build up excess fat and decrease bloating. Kale smoothie with Blueberry & Pineapple Ingredients: 3 ounces of vanilla Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon almond butter 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen pineapple 1 cup kale 3/4 cup water The Greek yogurt is rich in protein and provides you with the boost of energy that you need. Dairy products like Greek Yogurt enhances metabolism and promote weight loss....