Stilettos and Diapers: Boost Your (Mom) Radiance

8.03.2015

Boost Your (Mom) Radiance



I received free product from Truly Radiant to review.

Staying "radiant" as a stay at home mom is simply difficult. Many days, I don't leave the house, except for school pick-up and, honestly, my boys don't care how many days it's been since my hair's last wash. I do know, that if I sit in my pajamas all day, I feel icky. It's easy to let myself get down in the dumps after a while without adult interaction.

As I gear up to have baby #3, I know there will be many days and even several weeks that I don't do anything more than sit in the pick-up line. Recovery from a c-section takes a good bit of time and I can tell you from experience that rushing the healing is in no way a good idea.

That said, I think it's so important for us moms, right after delivery or not, to keep ourselves as well put together as possible. No, this doesn't mean full makeup, stilettos and a hour long Pinterest hair-do tutorial. For me, there are several steps that I like to take so I don't get bogged down and gloomy. I'd like to think my husband appreciates these little steps, instead of coming home to a PJ-clad wife, too!

Get dressed. I don't wear the outfits I showcase here on the blog on a daily basis. There are about 3-4 days a week, 2 being on the weekend, that I feel dressed up and really put together. But I do have several pieces that I feel good in the house in. Try swapping your baggy yoga pants for a fitted, cropped pair and wear them with a bright tank instead of a baggy t-shirt. I also love to wear cotton dresses right now, short or maxi. One piece is easy to throw on, comfortable and looks very put together.

Put on mascara and lip gloss. I don't wear "face makeup" on a regular basis, but it would be hard to find me without mascara and some lip gloss. That extra minute in the morning will make a big difference in your face for the day.

Go for a walk. Nothing makes you feel better than a walk. Slow, fast or a full on run, it's all good for your body and your spirits. Even more, getting those wild kiddos out of the house is always a good idea!

Brush your teeth. So, confession time. I have a really hard time brushing my teeth in the morning. I have a terrible gag reflex and it seems really bad first thing in the morning. ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Whitening & Strengthening Rinse has no alcohol, but freshens my breath, whitens my teeth and doesn't make me gag. I've decided that the best time for me to brush is right after my first cup of coffee, which also prevents me from drinking too much caffeine. I've been using the ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Manual Toothbrush with the ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste. The toothbrush is the first manual brush with a rotating head, which helps get in-between teeth to knock out plaque. The toothpaste helps repair enamel, but also whiten my teeth.

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Feed yourself. I am super guilty of eating leftovers off my kids' plates. It's too easy for a tired mom! But, if I take some extra time on the weekends to chop veggies and stock the fridge with quick and healthy options, I feel so much better. I keep protein bars and trail mix packets in the pantry for times where it really is just too crazy to make myself a meal. It's still more nutritious than the crust off a PB&J.

Drink water. I used to be so awful about sipping on coffee all morning and not even thinking about water until lunch time. No more! Now, I try to drink a gallon a day. It's amazing the difference I can see in my skin when I drink what I should and alternatively, when I don't get there. And don't worry, you'll only have to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes until your body gets used to it!

What are your tips for keeping yourself put together, even when your agenda is full of caring for kids? Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

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114 comments:

  1. I take vitamins and moisturize my skin.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I eat well and get enough sleep, and make sure to exercise every day. I also primp by getting myself a nice hair style and a manicure! It always makes me feel better when I take care of myself.

    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/628294814614683648
    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I keep myself together by wearing light makeup and maintaining a healthy diet along with exercising daily- I love to walk!
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. I eat healthy and take a daily vitamin.

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  8. tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/628306244751613952

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  9. I try to get enough sleep

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  10. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/628329192262889472

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  11. I love this!! Drinking water is so hard for me to do :(
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  12. I keep myself put together but keeping a calm pace to whatever needs to be done in the day and try not to get frazzled or rushed. I am sure to not skip meals either.

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  13. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/628518354127421440

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  14. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/628573111533875200
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  15. Finding time to spend with family and friends!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  16. My tip is to set aside some time for exercising and relaxing every day. If you are constantly doing things for others but neglect yourself, you get too fatigued. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  17. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/628670796790153216 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  18. I take a daily vitamin and get plenty of rest

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  19. My tip for keeping myself put together is staying healthy by exercising daily and eating clean.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  20. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/629124937924476928

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  21. I always have a morning cup of coffee, and I try to still put on makeup, even if we're just staying home.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I boost my radiance by staying hydrated and taking vitamins.

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  23. My tip is exercising and drinking plenty of water
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/630388339737112578
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. take a day off work or just go for a walk

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  26. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/630538877313269761

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  27. Eating clean and getting regular workouts helps me to be put together.
    thank you

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  28. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/630788364376088576

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  29. I keep a makeup kit in the car in case I need to look presentable when running around! :)

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  30. tweet: https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/630799468535939072

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  31. I do daily walks and take vitamins and drink plenty of water.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  32. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/631006228664049664
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  33. Tai chi in the morning.

    Hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  34. tweeted at
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    Hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  35. I have routines to make sure I do the things I want to do to live a healthy life (exercise, avoid sugar, etc.), and I use apps to stay on my goals.
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  36. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/632140978300649472
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  37. I try to remember to take some time for myself. It really helps keep things on an even keel.

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  39. My tips in keeping myself together with the busy schedule is try to take time for myself to unwind, even that means only 5 or 10 minutes. it helps a lot to clear my mind and fight on. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  40. tweeted:
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  41. I always make time for exercise even if it's just a quick 20 minutes. I love being outdoors and it helps me clear my head.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  42. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/634070921171607552

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  43. I make sure I sweat everyday (run steps, play with the kids, get a work out in..) it always make me feel better and gives me a glow!

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  44. I boost my radiance by smiling a lot! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  45. My tips are to dress nicely but with easy to care for clothing -- and having lots of pieces of clothing and shoes, etc. that go well with each other.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  46. I try to keep myself together by planning ahead as much as I can. We have a family calendar and I make lots of lists. I try to grocery shop at least 2 days ahead and pack lunches and pick out clothes and stuff the night before. I drink a lot of water, take a lot of peaceful walks with my dog and breathe deeply. Preparation, peace and faith.
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  47. tweet: https://twitter.com/rebeccathomasrd/status/635874717384208386

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  48. Eat right, get as much sleep as possible, exercise and drink water!

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  49. I try to boost radiance by eating a sensible diet and drinking a lot of water.
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  50. tweeted
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    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  51. I take vitamins
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  52. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/638170944138182656
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  53. A great low-maintenance haircut helps!

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  54. tweeted
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  55. My tips is always have my hair done and wearing clothes that gives me confidence.

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  56. Tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/638500681234550785

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  57. My tip for keeping yourself looking put together is to dress for your shape and in the shades that suit you best. I'm a tall, curvy woman, and I've learned, for example, that turtlenecks are taboo for me but V-necks and scoop necks are my best friends. And if you always get compliments when you wear a certain color, wear more of it!

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  58. I make sure that I have time to myself at the end of the day.

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  59. tweet: https://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/640216864732377089

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  60. I think it is critical to get enough sleep - or as close to 8 hours as possible, even if you have to add naps in there!

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  61. As a caregiver I can get frazzled. Enough sleep, reasonable nutrition and taking a deep breath of fresh air help.

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  62. tweet! https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/640264097766879232

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  63. https://twitter.com/davisesq212/status/640292451291406336

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  64. I have a schedule for certain things for me such as exfoliating, hair coloring, pedicures etc that I must do to maintain the bare necessities of things that make me 'me' and I stick to it.

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  65. I have decided to reconnect with my radiance by learning to truly love myself for who I am and what I look like, despite the messages put on us by society.

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    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  66. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/640318682904797184

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  67. A shower and a little bit of makeup always helps me!

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  68. A husband who helps out! haha But putting on makeup and getting fully dressed helps me feel more ready to take on the day.

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  69. By finding time to pray and exercise every day.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  70. Staying active and 8 hours of sleep!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  71. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/646051453514199040
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  72. I have a family calendar, I make lots of lists, I try to sleep at least 8 hours, I wear clothes which give me confidence.
    My email is redaurelie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/646309630474342400
    My email is redaurelie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/status/646411097616986112
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  75. I make sure, at least once per week, I take a few minutes from grading, lesson planning, and kids and take a few minutes for me! sns91981 at gmail dot com

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  76. tweeted https://twitter.com/Shannon91981/status/646860768105897984 sns91981 at gmail dot com

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  77. Well, I don't have kids but I think the #1 thing most parents need to do is remember who they were BEFORE the kids and feed that person's spirit just as much as you feed the parent. It is important for you and for your kids to see you as a complete person, not just a parent.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  78. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/647443025505992704
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  79. i keep myself together by sticking to a regular schedule

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/647580109440880640

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. plan ahead at much as i can and shower at night on busy days

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  82. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/647869017689075712

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  83. When I get to exercise and have more energy. truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  84. . truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/647914998698643456

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  85. Always get time in for a little bit of exercise and stay hydrated, or you won't perform well throughout the day.
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  86. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/647964901080633344

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  87. I eat well and get enough sleep, and make sure to exercise every day. I also take a shower, put on some makeup and do my hair.
    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  88. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/647969474180550656
    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  89. I eat healthy and drink plenty of water.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  90. I think eating healthy, getting exercise (with or without your kids :), and using the right moisturizer can do wonders. dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  91. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/648342456229056512

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  92. I make time for myself after they are in bed.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  93. What helps me stay put together is eating right drinking lots of water and taking time for a break for myself! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  94. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/648657264178515968

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  95. I make sure I exercise daily

    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  96. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/648793814858100736
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  97. When I have had plenty of sleep and am eating well balanced, healthy meals I look and feel my best.

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  98. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/648889881050005504

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  99. Get lots of sleep and eat healthy.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  100. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/648959235762597889

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  101. I try to eat and drink healthily, exercise and get enough sleep.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  102. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/649003117162328065

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  103. I try to drink plenty of water and make time for myself even if it's just a bath and read a book

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  104. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/649063941960781825

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  105. I keep a pretty headband to grab on bad hair days, and keep myself hydrated by drinking lots of water and decaf tea.

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  106. tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/649116292520128512

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  107. tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/649116292520128512

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  108. I swim 3 times a week and I always feel radiant after.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  109. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/649128316847263746

    slehan at juno dot com

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  110. my #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/649296043289526272

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  111. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    definitely by making my health & peace of mind a priority! by getting outside each day in Nature, walking, staying positive

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  112. I always make sure to eat healthy and always get a good night's sleep! wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  113. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/649347894835703808 wlbellows at gmail dot com.

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