#Sponsored: Support UNICEF & Enter to Win! #Giveaway

sampleDisclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of UNICEF Market. I received samples in order to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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I recently posted about UNICEF here on the blog, and how they have provided more than 6 decades of service for children and mothers. This is a cause that I can proudly stand behind, and one that I support wholeheartedly. Donating to UNICEF is an easy way to help keep this amazing cause going.

But now, there is a better, easier way to donate to UNICEF, and it’s by doing one of my very favorite things: SHOPPING! The UNICEF Market is now open, and you can quickly and easily support their talented artists as well has help UNICEF save and protect children.

The wonderful people behind the UNICEF Market contacted me and asked me to review their new website and spend $50 on their site. Happy to support this cause in any way that I can, I jumped on the chance, and then jumped on the site.

I was truly blown away!

There were so many amazing items! From earrings to furniture and totes to ponchos, they had everything I could even imagine. And every single item was so beautiful and handmade by the most incredible artists.

After browsing the site for what seemed like forever, I narrowed my choices down to two items:

(Please note: I also ordered several other items, but they are gifts for others, and went above the $50 gift card I received in order to do this review, so I will not be sharing them here.)

Knowing the items were shipping from overseas, I expected to have to wait awhile for them to arrive. Imagine my surprise when about a week after placing my order, the items were at my door!

The items were even more beautiful than pictured on the website. I wear the anchor earrings almost every single day now. They are the perfect size and weight and go with almost everything – casual or dressy.

I also use the elephant mug everyday. I’ve started drinking a special tea to help aid in weight loss, and the mug is the perfect size for what I need. Not to mention, it’s just so pretty to look at.

And while I cannot post about the other items I ordered here, I do want to tell you that I love every one of them as well. The UNICEF gift wrap is also a perfect touch so the recipients will know their item helped support saving children. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I am super impressed with the UNICEF Market, and I have already bookmarked several more items for Christmas and Anniversary presents. This may be my favorite new place to shop online, especially knowing my purchase can help make a difference in the lives of others.

The UNICEF Market has also graciously offered up another $50 Gift Certificate to one of my readers. Use the Rafflecopter gadget to enter below. Giveaway Ends April 14th at 12:00am. (Gift code will expire April 30th, so you must shop quickly.)

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Thank you for supporting the UNICEF Market!

Need Weight Loss Support or Encouragement?

This last week, I stepped on the scale and discovered that I gained a pound.

I cried.

weight loss supportI cried a lot.

I have been trying SO hard, but it seems like no matter how hard I try, I cannot get this weight off this time around.

Maybe it’s because I’m breastfeeding, and breastfeeding always makes me so hungry. I snack, but I snack on good things: bananas, broccoli, blueberries, strawberries (all without sugar or cool whip).

But, even then, I still cannot seem to get more than a pound off per week, or I gain weight.

It is so discouraging, and I NEED encouragement.

I know I am not the only person struggling with this, so I thought we could have our own secret little group and support and encourage one another.

I have created a special Facebook Group. The group is private, and you don’t ever have to post numbers – unless you want to.

If you are interested in joining the group, please comment on this post (and be sure to leave your email address!), or send me an email to angie@blessedbeyondwords.com with the subject Weight Loss Support.

I set the group up through my private Facebook account, so I will need to add you as a friend in order to be able to add you to the group. When you email me, (or leave a comment here), I will email you a link to my personal facebook account. Send me a friend request, and I will add you as a friend and then to the group.

I am in desperate need of encouragement, and I know there are many others out there just like me.

It doesn’t matter if you need to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, everyone is welcome. (Well, women are welcome. Sorry guys!)

I would love to have you join the group. Together, I KNOW we can all succeed!!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Pampers Helps Families in Need

PampersIt’s hard to find companies that go above and beyond to help out families in need. But I have to say that Pampers does just that. Never before have I seen a company so committed to giving to families in need.

Their latest mission is to help out families in the US disaster regions.

Here, take a minute to read what it’s all about:

This is a very special mission. There have been many families impacted by the recent natural disasters across the U.S. As a result, affected parents are spending the majority of their time dealing with basic essentials, which leaves them little time to bond with and nurture their babies. With your support, Pampers wants to make their lives a little easier. Show your support by simply clicking the “I support” button on the Miracles Facebook app.

For every click of the “I support” button on the Miracles Facebook app, Pampers will donate one diaper, one pack of wipes, and one dollar* to Direct Relief International® to help babies in affected areas. For every story shared on the Miracles Facebook app, we will donate an additional two diapers, two packs of wipes, and two dollars* to Direct Relief International®.

All you have to do is go to the Miracles App on Facebook and click “I Support.” Then, if you’d like, you can enter to win a year’s supply of Pampers for your little one. They don’t ask you to donate money or put you through hours of ridiculous offers and surveys. You just have to click the I Support button and you’re done.

It only takes a second, and your support will help a family in need. Isn’t that worth just a few moments of your time?

Click here to show your support.

Disclaimer: I have not been compensated for this post in any way. I think it’s a great cause and one I know my readers would want to support.