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I love getting packages in the mail and I just received one of my favorites! The Healthy, Fun Bestowed Box. Check it out.

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Lots of variety featuring snacks with health and beauty items.

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Now Here’s The Goods:

Saffron Road Wasabi Chick Peas. Have not tried them yet, but I will let you know how these are in a future post. I hoarded them right into my travel bag for an upcoming camping trip I have in mid August. Darn they look so good, so hard to resist.

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 Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I loves these little packages. I am very familiar with this brand and I love it.

 

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Runa Cinnamon-Lemongrass Tea. Cannot wait to try these. I do love me some cinnamon.

 

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EnergyFruits Crushed Fruit Mango Squeeze. I tossed it in my lunch bag and sucked it dry with in seconds. My word it was taste.

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Zevia Ginger Ale….oh how I love thee. Amazing flavor. I am a long time lover of Ginger Ale and it hit the spot. So refreshing.

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Aquatowel. I love these, they stay hydrated forever and are perfect for a car trip or a long flight.

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Zing, Double Nut Brownie. I fell in love with the first bite. So darn rich and satisfying.

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Bestowed  has offered me a coupon code for any reader interested in ordering a box, you can click here if you’d like.  Subscriptions are $19 a month, and for a limited time (8/15/14), you can use the coupon code 5OFFBST to get your first box for $5 off!

Here is some details on what your subscription gets you:

You get an assortment of FULL-sized healthy snacks, beverages, and more  – delivered to your door every month. All products are selected by nutritionist and author Heather Bauer and every box is loaded with expert tips, recipes, and advice! FREE Shipping.

 Heather Bauer is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, author, and entrepreneur.

Her fresh and inspiring approach to diet has landed her prime time spots on Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, The Talk, Access Hollywood Live and The Tyra Banks Show. She has also been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and People Magazine.

She is the author of two top-selling books; The Wall Street Diet (Hyperion 2008) and Bread is the Devil (St. Martin’s Press 2012) and has regular columns on The Huffington Post and US News & World Report where she covers the latest trends in diet, health and nutrition.

In addition to Bestowed, she is also the founder of Nu-Train (short for Nutrition Training), a diet and weight loss counseling center where thousands of people have learned how to safely lose weight and keep it off for good.

Heather is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN). She graduated from The University of Wisconsin and is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA).

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How it works:

  • Select your membership type (monthly or annual), then click Join!

  • Our boxes ship to arrive on the 15th of every month.

  • Shipping is FREE.

  • We currently ship via USPS and within the US only

Membership Options:

  • Monthly Membership – $19 billed monthly, cancel any time

  • Annual Membership – $209 billed annually, transfer any time

        Thank-you,

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you are the best healthy monthly subscription offered and I sure do appreciate the care that is put into each and every box!

Previous Bestowed Box Reviews herehere, here and here.

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

Happy Summer

Hey how the heck is your summer going? Here are  a few of my favorite pics and eats from my part of the world. Michigan is alive and well after a terrible winter and here is some proof.

Blooms. Lots and Lots of Blooms.

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 Burgers.

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 Cocktails.562

 Drinks and more drinks.

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Eating out.

 

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Grilling. 

 

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  Making my own freezer treats. Link to a previous frozen treats posts here, and here

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Freezer Eats.

 

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  My favorites within reach.

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Trying new things. 

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Nesting box occupied.
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Lots of babies.

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Lots of Hummingbirds feeding.

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Deer across the lake getting a drink. (can you see her baby bump?)

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Kinda hard to see but two week later she showed back up with her fawn. What a joy it was to watch them drink and wade in the water. 

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Drank champagne because I can, and so should you, every day is a celebration!

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Watched a snapping turtle lay her eggs. It was in my neighbors yard and I didn’t want to disturb her so I took this from my balcony.  So cool. 

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Hiked with my husband while he was on a 3D Archery shoot. Darn mosquitoes. Good thing I was armed with my own homemade mosquito spray

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Here is the link to my recipe if you would ever like to Make your Own!

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Made tons of wrap sandwiches. 

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Had more cocktails. What can I say I enjoy a few drinks.

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Had desserts. 

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Enjoyed avocado egg salad sandwiches and Michigan salads. Link attached for my recipe. 

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I can finally say I got my frozen yogurt bar fix and will never do that again. $14.00 for 2 bowls. Ouch. 

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It was amazing none the less. You only live once, right?

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My kids.

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Ginger and Stuart say “hello”

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Have Fun, be Kind, Live and Love.

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Miami…One of my favorite places to be. My best friend Jody and her husband Ira live in the heart of Miami and I cannot get enough of that City. The restaurants the food the drinks the weather, it all fascinates me. I live in a rural town in Michigan which is the total opposite of the tall buildings and Miami lights.  I thought I’d put together a post of my favorite moments from my trip. Which always include loads of food pictures.

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003 Coney Dog Panini. Hell Yeah Buddy!

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Buffalo Chicken Crepe Sandwich.

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Nutella Banana Crepe.

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More Drinks and good eats and Havana 1957 in Downtown Miami.

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Enjoying the pool and soaking up the sun.

 

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My Forever Friends Jody and Ira. Congrats on celebrating your 1 year wedding anniversary this past Sunday!

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Breathtaking view. Until next time.

 

 

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Previous Miami Trip Posts, here and here, and my I love to Travel and Pack Post here.

 

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I love new Healthy Foodie Items. I search them out, and I always score big at Trader Joe’s.

223I love coconut, but this bag of crunchy coconut takes it to a new level. It is sweet and so satisfying. It is almost impossible to share this snack.

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Goat Cheese Medallions! Wow perfect for my mid day get me to lunch snack. Yep, I eat it right out of the package I love goat cheese so much.

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My new favorite go to freezer snack/small meal. SO good but definitely not enough to make a full meal. Can you see my slight obsession for cheese!

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Goat cheese. Yes, please. Told Ya.

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Dip or Dunk? Trick question: It’s both.

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Stocked up on some new Teavana Tea.

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There is a tea infuser attached to the insulated tumbler, it just twists off and your on you way with a Tea break when ever you need it.

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I am beyond in love with his tumbler. So cute and I love the orange color, plus its insulated which is perfect for afternoon tea at work. This mug keeps it warm for 6 hours.

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My Best Friend Jody sent me these Rachael Ray cook wear pieces for my birthday this past February.

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Ordered this incredible snack Greenola. Wow. This stuff is amazing, and it has my favorite ingredient Kale! I love Kale.

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I found this on Open Sky and I am so glad I did. It has become my favorite go to snack. It is sold in 5 ounce packages and sold as a 3 pack so you have plenty on hand.

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I am also super excited about my Tieks. I had a $50.00 coupon from a KLUTCHclub box I received last May. I have been waiting for a sale to combine with my coupon ever since, and I finally found a pair for the right price.

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I went with the Navy Blue pair. So cute and comfortable.

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Stocked up on my favorite GoPicnic boxes at Target. They were having huge sale.

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I really love these boxes. They come in handy when I travel or for long car rides.

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Finally going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar morning cocktail. I am a regular reader of Laura from Sprint2thetable and she starts her day with a morning cocktail and I really think I can benefit from starting this healthy routine.

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Found this bottle of hotness at Target! Loving it.

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Got these goodies at Whole Foods.

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I also received the latest Bestowed Box to review and they certainly out did themselves this month! Check out this Haul.

Bestowed  has offered me a coupon code for any reader interested in ordering a box. Use the coupon code HELLOYUM34  to get your first box for $10 (normally $19.00) Coupon Code is good until 6/15/14. 

Here is some details on what your subscription gets you:

You get an assortment of FULL-sized healthy snacks, beverages, and more  – delivered to your door every month. All products are selected by nutritionist and author Heather Bauer and every box is loaded with expert tips, recipes, and advice! FREE Shipping.

 Heather Bauer is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, author, and entrepreneur.

Her fresh and inspiring approach to diet has landed her prime time spots on Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, The Talk, Access Hollywood Live and The Tyra Banks Show. She has also been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and People Magazine.

She is the author of two top-selling books; The Wall Street Diet (Hyperion 2008) and Bread is the Devil (St. Martin’s Press 2012) and has regular columns on The Huffington Post and US News & World Report where she covers the latest trends in diet, health and nutrition.

In addition to Bestowed, she is also the founder of Nu-Train (short for Nutrition Training), a diet and weight loss counseling center where thousands of people have learned how to safely lose weight and keep it off for good.

Heather is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN). She graduated from The University of Wisconsin and is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA).

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How it works:

  • Select your membership type (monthly or annual), then click Join!

  • Our boxes ship to arrive on the 15th of every month.

  • Shipping is FREE.

  • We currently ship via USPS and within the US only

Membership Options:

  • Monthly Membership – $19 billed monthly, cancel any time

  • Annual Membership – $209 billed annually, transfer any time

Thank-you,

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you are the best healthy monthly subscription offered and I sure do appreciate the care that is put into each and every box!

Previous Bestowed Box Reviews here, here and here.

Check Ya Later.

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

Bestowed

bestowed. My Favorite Monthly Subscription Box, has offered me a coupon code for any reader interested in ordering a box. Use the coupon code HELLOYUM73  to get your first box for $10 (normally $19.00) Coupon Code is good until 5/15/14. 

Here is some details on what your subscription gets you:

You get an assortment of FULL-sized healthy snacks, beverages, and more  — delivered to your door every month. All products are selected by nutritionist and author Heather Bauer and every box is loaded with expert tips, recipes, and advice! FREE Shipping.

How it works:

  • Select your membership type (monthly or annual), then click Join!

  • Our boxes ship to arrive on the 15th of every month.

  • Shipping is FREE.

  • We currently ship via USPS and within the US only

Membership Options:

  • Monthly Membership – $19 billed monthly, cancel any time

  • Annual Membership – $209 billed annually, transfer any time

Love this months Earth Day Box! So many new and fun items.  I love the variety in the bestowed box. So many new snacks to try out.

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DSC_1756 (2)Nature’s Path Organics

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3B Bags

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Luna Protein Bars

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Little Ducks Tiny Fruits

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Glories Sweet Potato Chips

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With each box you can always count on some really good coupons for free items or special pricing for bestowed customers.

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Numi Organics Tea

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Also look for bestowed on Twitter.

Check out all my bestowed Box Reviews here and here! If you want to subscribe to bestowed Box, don’t forget to use the coupon code: HELLOYUM73  to get your first box for $10 (normally $19.00). Hurry the offer expires on 5/15/2014.

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

Happy Easter

Good morning friends.  Just wanted to wish everyone well and share a few photos.

Had an Easter Egg hunt with the dogs. They think they are dyed! Wink, Wink…They are color blind.

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Finally baked an avocado with a baked egg center. WOW. It is perfection.
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Made scrambled eggs for the doggies, after all they found the eggs!

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Yummy Easter Breakfast.

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Let me tell ya about something New. Recently I was asked to try this lovely Organic Matcha Powder from Kiss Me Organics sold exclusively on Amazon. 

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Matcha Green Tea Powder – ORGANIC – Amazon Exclusive

Green Tea Lattes – Smoothies – Matcha Baking – 4oz – All Day Energy – Superior Antioxidant Content – Improved Hair & Skin Health

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  • ALL DAY ENERGY & FOCUS: Lift your vitality and concentration with the slow release natural energy from Organic Matcha
  • CALORIE BURNING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural way to increase your body’s metabolism
  • LATTES | SMOOTHIES | BAKING: Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder arrives in an easy-to-use airtight health grade packaging allowing for as much or as little use as you need for any occasion. Enjoy a relaxing latte in the morning, bake a dozen cupcakes or simply add a small boost to your morning smoothie
  • 137x ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA: USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea can only be used in a powdered form because, unlike brewed green tea, it contains the entire tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content.
  • FREE MATCHA RECIPE GUIDE EBOOK WITH PURCHASE: 50+ Recipes All Yours – Emailed After Purchase.

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I love a quick and easy smoothie in the morning to drink on my commute to work, so I whipped up a Fresh Green Goodness Smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Soy Milk

1/2 Banana

4 Large Strawberries

1 Tablespoon Organic Matcha

Makes 1 Smoothie. Blend and Enjoy!

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So refreshing and clean tasting. I really enjoyed the smooth green tea flavor. I look forward to baking with Matcha. I found some really great recipes.

Here’s another recipe I found that is on my Matcha Must Make List.

Berry Good Morning Smoothie

Ingredients:
½ cup cold orange juice
1 tsp. Matcha
2 tsp. warm water
1/3 cup chopped strawberries
1/3 cup blueberries
½ banana, sliced
Instructions:
1. Mix Matcha and warm water until blended.
2. Add all ingredients into a blender and run until smooth.
3. If needed, add more orange juice or water for a thinner smoothie.
Makes 1 cocktail.

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If your interested in purchasing the Organic Matcha powder, please follow this link on Amazon.

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I did it I tried fish oil for the first time. Well actually I have been taking it for three weeks now.

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I love supplements, but I was afraid of fish oil. The only reason is simple. “Fish Burps”  Yuck right. Well Body Vega Fish oil eliminates the fear of fish burps, here’s why. “Carefully crafted from deep-sea, cold water fish and molecularly distilled for purity from all toxins, BodyVega is designed to have maximum potency without the nasty fish taste or burps.”

Well I am proud to say I am now a fan. As a 45-year-old woman I need certain supplements now to aid me in my senior years. I DO plan on living a very long life and I want to stay as healthy as possible.

BodyVega Fish Oil

Product Description

Body Vega fish oil has Amazon’s highest concentration of DHA and EPA, so it supports many of the body’s processes for overall health and thriving well-being, including: -Brain function, so you’ll be more alert, focused, and happier -Healthy eyesight, including reducing tired, dry eyes -Reducing pain and inflammation -A healthy heart -Boosted mood

 With so many positive reviews I felt certain that I was going to like this product, but I let the product speak to me and here is my Amazon Review:

Like most people I was worried about the Fish Burps..but am happy to say after 3 full weeks of taking the fish oil I have not experienced any! I would recommend this product for anyone looking to take Omega-3 fish oil. I take it every day and it helps me feel great and feel more energized. I really feel with each day I have more energy. The soft gel capsules are easy to swallow and again DO NOT leave a fishy after taste like many other fish oil products. This is definitely a quality product for the price. My skin feels moisturized and fresh, and I have not changed any of my beauty routines. I also have noticed my hair has a bit more shine to it. Excellent Product, Quality Product.

Here are some additional information about this product:

  • 4.9 / 5 STAR AVERAGE RATING: Happy Customers Agree That BodyVega Fish Oil Is The Best Fish Oil Available Because It Is Potent And Has NO Fishy Burps! Just Read The Reviews, And You’ll See That BodyVega Fish Oil Has Unmatched Customer Satisfaction.
  • #1 CLEANEST AND PUREST FISH OIL: Sourced From Deep Sea, Cold Water Fish for Maximum Omega-3 Potency. Tested For Over 250 Contaminants, Including Mercury, And Molecularly Distilled For Guaranteed Purity.
  • STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE: From Chile and Norway, The #1 Recommend Source, So It Is Free Of Pacific Toxins Caused From Nuclear Fall Out.
  • MAXIMUM OMEGA-3 POTENCY: Doctor Recommended 1,500mg Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Up To 50% More Than Competitors’) For Guaranteed Reduced Inflammation and Less Joint Pain, And High EPA and DHA Levels Support Long-Term Eye, Heart and Joint Health, While Boosting Mood, Focus, and Productivity.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Love It Or Leave It. If, For Whatever Reason, You Don’t Love BodyVega Fish Oil, Just Return The Empty Bottles For A Full No Questions Asked Refund

Check Ya Later.

My Friends over at BodyVega have offered a coupon code for $5.00 off a product order by using the code: BODYFIVE.

 

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