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Fun October Activities for your kids: Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres


Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres is a 5th & 6th generation working family farm. Our first goal is to put God first in everything we do and to treat people as we would want to be treated. Our Mission: To provide a wholesome, Godly environment where families can come together and enjoy good, clean fun on the farm. Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres is one of the four farms in Florida selected by the PNuts Worldwide Corp to put the 50th year anniversary design of “It’s The Great Pumpkin” Charlie Brown in the maze field!

My kids love any kind of train ride so why not give your kids a once in a lifetime experience! Visit your nearest corn maze! Your kids will love it and it will give you priceless moments with your little ones.

Days and Hours of Operation

October 1, 2016 through November 5, 2016

Tuesdays – Fridays 10am to 2pm by reservation only

Saturday, October 15 – Flashlight Maze 7pm to 10pm

Field of Screams – Saturday, October 22nd – 7pm-10pm

Field of Screams – Fri. & Sat., Oct. 28th & 29th-7pm to 10pm

Saturdays (Daytime) – 10am to 6pm

Sunday and Mondays – Closed

$1.00 Off Saturday Admission Only: Oct. 1st – Nov. 5th – Fall Festival, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Wagon Rides,
and Much, Much More! .@usfg

#Anavitawrinklecream Review

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Over the years, I have been absolutely horrible at taking care of my skin.  I know exactly what I am supposed to do but I just never really get around to doing it. The routine of washing your face and moisturizing and exfoliating was just not very consistent in my household.   It was only a matter of time before I can see the damage that I caused on myself.  When I saw the opportunity to try out #Anavitawrinklecream, I just had to give this a try and hope for the best.

First, let me share with you some product information that will give you a little more detail about this product and how it works:

Say Goodbye To Wrinkled, Sagging, Dry Skin In Just A Few Short Weeks!

You can have more beautiful, smoother skin in just 2 to 4 weeks and see continuing improvement for 12 weeks (sometimes even sooner).

You will quickly reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles, firming and replenishing your skin to look noticeably younger, without needing expensive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers.

Simply massage on Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream after washing your skin in the morning and again at night.

Will It Work On My Skin Type?

Anavita’s non-irritating cream is well-suited for all skin types with a tested history of safe and gentle action by a long list of satisfied users. It is recommended for normal, dry, oily, and sensitive skin.

Your Single-Bottle Solution To Combat The Signs Of Aging

You no longer have to buy a collection of products to fight the signs of aging since Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream serves as a moisturizer, day cream, night cream, and makeup base.

Our unique formula stimulates collagen production and rebuilds the cellular matrix of the skin using three clinically proven ingredients – a super-absorbent form of hyaluronic acid, Argireline (5%), and Matrixyl – a combination that makes this anti-wrinkle cream for face and neck extraordinarily effective.

Your skin will benefit and look years younger from our high quality ingredients that are paraben free and not tested on animals. You will have smooth, toned, attractive skin again.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our top priority is to provide you with 100% satisfaction, and nothing is more important for our company than giving you a positive experience. We welcome any questions you may have about our products.

As a company based in Tennessee, USA, we take great pride in our skin cream. The Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream is manufactured for us in Canada under strict Canadian cosmetic manufacturing guidelines.

You want to look your best, and we want to help you achieve that with a great product for smoother, younger-looking skin.

My Results:

The consistency of the cream was very thick and I have to admit that I was concerned because I personally do not like products that leave my skin oily.  I was amazed  to find out that after applying the product it left my skin feeling soft and not oily.

There is also like a citrus kind of smell to the cream so it’s great when you apply it.  The best part about the cream is that it’s multi-functional as a day-cream, night-cream, wrinkle cream and makeup base.  I have been using this for two weeks now and already I can see my skin starting to smooth out so I can’t wait to see if there will be more improvement. #Anavitawrinklecream can work differently for everyone but if you don’t give it a try, then you will never find out.  Go ahead…give it a try!

Here is my before picture:









Disclosure: For the above picture, the only makeup I have is lipstick.  I don’t think anyone wants to see me without lipstick. lol.





After picture:









Disclosure: For the above picture, I did use makeup for this picture and I have the cream underneath the makeup.

How to purchase:

Are you interested in purchasing the cream? Visit this link or just go directly to Amazon.
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Let me know your thoughts on this product or if you have used it before by leaving a comment below.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Charis by Design is not responsible for fulfilling the prize.

Why pay retail price when you can pay less!


For years, I have wanted to start using coupons and start this whole coupon system.  I even asked some close friends to help me get started but it just never happened.  But, I ran across this website and it was the easiest way to get a hold of coupons and start saving.

I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner and believe me once you start seeing all the savings you never want to pay retail again! Even if it is just one dollar here and there, it really does add up at the end of the bill.  Why didn’t I do this sooner? I don’t know! I wish I would have started years ago.  But, now that I am on board, I want to get this train rolling.

Let me know what kind of saving tips do you have.  Do you use I would love to hear your feedback.

Princess Ruby Make-up Ballet Class Book Review

Princess Ruby This book is a cute story about teaching your child how to deal with their fears and changes in their lives.  There are many times when kids just simply reject change.  It can be any kind of change from moving into a new apartment, new location, or new school.  But it’s not just about the change, its about facing your fears and being brave.  My kids absolutely loved this book, especially my daughter who loved the graphics and ballet.  It is both very colorful and engaging at the same time.  We go through so many changes in our lives that sometimes we forget how difficult it can be for a kid to accept these new changes.

In the story, Princess Ruby is asked to take a new ballet class with all new students she doesn’t know.  She becomes afraid because she starts to think of all the things that could go wrong to her in the class.  She is afraid that she wont be good enough and that the other students will out perform her in ballet.  Her mother, Queen Jacaranda, encourages her to take the class because maybe she will end up liking it.  In the end, she attends the class and loves it.  Her mom could not be more proud of her and actually tells her that she was a brave little girl for trying something new that at first she didn’t want to do.

This is a great lesson to teach your children.  There are many times and circumstances when they will have to face a fear and learn how to overcome it.  I would recommend this book if you want to introduce your kids to being a brave little boy or girl.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wexy Snack Bags Product Review

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As a mom that is always on the go, I am always looking to pack snacks for the kids.  I always use Ziploc bags but when I saw that I can use bags that have a story behind them and actually encourage healthy eating, then I knew I just had to get them.  I read more about the company and what they stood for and it gave me more of a reason to get a hold of these little bags.  So, what is the story with these little bags?

Wexy bags

Wexy snack bags were created by two moms who just wanted to make a difference in the way their kids eat healthy foods.  As mothers, Carie and Tracey believe that there is a real need for kids to get excited about healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle. We eat because we need to, yet often our choices of what we eat and what we want to eat are influenced by others and what they eat.

Inspired by kids and created by moms, Wexy snack bags are the perfect way to change the very image of “healthy” food for your kids. Motivated by their desire to restore natural childhood fun to snack time, Carie and Tracey created WEXY monsters with their own children driving their vision; they want to help our earth, too. That’s why WEXY snack bags are as good to the globe (eco-friendly) as they are to your child’s body. They’re biodegradable, disposable, recyclable and reusable bagsHealthy living means investing in the future: cultivating our children’s bodies, minds and natural resources.

Each bag comes with a different monster character.  The best part is that they get to hear a story about each monster and get to use their little imagination about them.  Here is the story for each character:

Sammy the Surfer eats foods that are gluten and dairy free! This little character loves the ocean.  Playing in the waves is his favorite thing to do. The best part is that this little monster loves to eat coconut milk, gluten free waffle mix and so many other special treats.

Scout the Soccer Player loves making healthy snacks!  He loves playing kids sports.  Healthy snacks like crunchy carrots, broccoli, raisins, and pumpkin seeds are great snacks to take with you to practice.

Bailey the Bubble Maker loves to eat organic foods! He loves books and loves to read.  Organic food is my favorite because they have been grown organically and are not exposed to all those chemicals.  Fruits and veggies are always my favorite.

Dusty the Diver loves to eat raw foods! He loves to dive and imagine that he is looking for lost treasure.  Raw almond butter is his favorite snack because almonds are rich in fiber that gives us lots of energy.

So, which little monster is your favorite? With so many options, you could try them all and even pick up new healthy snacks to make it even more exciting. Your kids will love the monster characters and they will ask for the bags by their names.  They become a part of their snack routine and it reminds them that snacking can be fun and healthy.  The kids find it exciting that they get a surprise with each bag and the fact that the bags are not clear really does help to keep each snack a surprise.

I now love to use these bags to go to the park, beach, and trips to New York City and even when we have movie nights; now they want to know what’s inside these cute little bags.  It really is a great way to actually get the kids to look forward to going for a car drive too.  As long as they have their little monster with them then it means that they will have fun.

These great bags are available here or in Amazon.


What will you pack in your little wexy bag?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Hugo the Happy Starfish- The Secret to Hapiness Children’s Book Review

Hugo the StarfishThe best part of the day is bedtime because I get to sit down and read stories and talk about their favorite book.  I was given the opportunity to do a children’s book review and my kids loved this book.  To keep every night exciting, I always have to look for new books and especially those books that actually have some kind of lesson at the end.

Hugo is a little starfish. He finds his life dull. Tired of feeling sad, one day he sets off to find happiness. After much searching, he discovers something that makes his heart do a somersault! Sharing with others is the only thing that makes him truly happy; all other things just made him feel better for a little while.

The lesson of empathy is rarely taught at such an early age and I don’t see why not.  Life is not just about having the best but about helping others in need and understanding other people who may be going through a tough time.  It is never too early to teach such a valuable lesson to your kids.  It will help mold your kids to be compassionate, understanding, and to empathize with others.

An award winning children’s book:
Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILDREN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT
category of The USA “Best Books 2012” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
The best part is that a few Spanish words are added into the story but it is also included in the vocabulary section in the back.  Teaching my kids Spanish is really important to me and I am always looking for books that can teach it in a fun new way.
About the Author: Suzy Liebermann – a German born linguist now living in the USA has traveled the world in pursuit of language, art, and culture.  Having found it, she now shares it with the world’s teachers, parents, and children through educational literature. Leveraging her decades of global experience teaching in German, Spanish, French, and English she wrote the exciting series of HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow. The program is particularity aligned with the aims and values she upheld as a teacher of cultural art and foreign language at prestigious International Baccalaureate World School.
For more info on the author you or the books  You can also find it on Amazon.

I highly recommend this book if you are looking to teach your kids the lesson about empathy.  Join Hugo on his journey to learn more about his fun character and life skills but most importantly discovering the mystical underwater world.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Princess Sophia and the Frog Book Review

Princess Sophia and the FrogI had the opportunity to review the cutest children’s  book about happiness and friendship.  This book is about a Princess named Princess Sophia who lives in a castle but finds herself to be bored and alone.  When a frog comes along and tries to cheer her up, by promising her that he will take her to the moon to make her happy.  They end up on a journey that is magical and she gets to explore different planets.

In each planet, she discovers that she is not happy in that planet, so she keeps exploring different planets.  She finally realizes that it is not being in the planets that will make her happy but being at home.  Home is where your heart is and having your close friends with you as well makes life so much more enjoyable.

She learns that it is not about what you have but about making the best with what you have.  To be happy and content at the moment and to share it with your friends because there is nothing better than having great friends.  I think that is an amazing lesson to learn not only for kids but also for parents.

This was a great lesson for my kids to learn because it’s so easy for kids to want more toys, things, and not to focus on just being happy and content with what you already have.

I would completely recommend this book if you want to teach your kids this great lesson.  Join Princess Sophia in her pursuit of happiness!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Runa Cinnamon-Lemongrass Guayusa Tea Review

Runa TeaHave you ever heard of Runa tea before? I had never heard of this tea made out of guayusa  until I was sent a sample to try it out.  I absolutely love coffee and tea so I was a bit skeptical how this will taste. So I decided to do a little bit more research about this tea and the company who makes it.

For those of you who are curious to know what is Guayusa?

Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a native Amazonian tree leaf that indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon have brewed like tea for thousands of years. Drinking guayusa is essential to what makes them “Runa”- fully alive.

Guayusa offers a clear, focused energy by balancing as much caffeine as one cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants of green tea.

How does it taste? Well, it has a very subtle sweetness and a cinnamon taste that lingers for a little while.  The taste is very smooth and it makes you feel so alert and energized.

As soon as I finished my cup, I wanted my next cup already.  I felt so focused and energetic that I really liked it.  Now, I need to get a hold of this tea and share it with my family.  In my opinion, I would definitely get more to include in my morning routine.

Have you had this tea before? I would love to hear your comments.

Disclosure: I did not get compensated for this review.  My opinions are my own and everyone is entitled to their own opinion in regards to this product.


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