Celebrate #GivingTuesday and help wipe out childhood cancer with this year’s limited edition Aflac Duck


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Did you watch this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? My family did. We always do. It’s a holiday tradition. We wouldn’t miss it for the world, especially seeing Santa arrive at the end of the parade.

My family enjoys the balloons and floats the most. One day we’d love to get down to the city and see them in person. We don’t live far from the city. It’s the getting up super early and standing in the cold for many hours that sort of sidelines any attempts of seeing the parade. One day…

We have several favorites including Spongebob Squarepants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Peanuts, as well as seeing what new characters are introduced. The Santa float is our all time favorite (of course).

This year marks the 18th year that Aflac insurance has been a part of this holiday tradition. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials for the funny Alfac duck.

I love the Aflac Duck. He’s funny (and cute!)

Alfac provides policy holders cash benefits, when they get sick or injured. For the past six decades, Alfac insurance policies have given policy holders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not the financial stress. As someone who has had to deal with being out of work due to sickness, this really helps. My husband was out of work for weeks (without pay!) for Shingles.

Aflac has a unique One Day Pay initiative for eligible claims too. That is fast!

Aflac insurance provides products and protection for 50 million people worldwide.

For the past 12 years, Aflac has been recoginized by Ethisphere as one of the Word’s Most Ethical Companies. That is really impressive. In addition, this year (2018), Aflac was also recognized as one of the top 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

Did you know that they also help support childhood cancer research, treatment and programs? It is done through their charitable organization. You can learn more about their charity by visiting AflacChildhoodCancer.org.

One of the ways that Aflac helps to raise funds is through it’s annual sale of it’s limited edition Aflac Duck plush toy.

2018 Limited Edition Alfac Duck (10″ size)

I have seen the Aflac Duck plush toy in the past. I thought he was super cute and I’ve always wanted one. Yes, I know, I’m an adult. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate cute things.

I was totally unaware that for many years now, Aflac has released a limited edition plush duck toy. One hundreds percent (100%) of the proceeds from the sale of this adorable little duck goes towards their childhood cancer charity. Talk about a win-win situation. You get an adorable plush duck to keep or gift to someone, and much needed funds are given to help fight childhood cancer.

We had a family friend who died from brain cancer when he was only eleven (11) years old. He never got to meet his baby sister. His younger brother, who was in elementary school when he passed away, is now in college. It’s so heartbreaking to know that this amazing young man never got to experience life like his younger siblings will be able to (graduate high school, go to college, get married, start a family…).

When it comes to childhood cancer (or any type of cancer – we’ve lost other relatives to cancer) I will do whatever I can to support such charities.

This year’s duck is is sporting a cute little red hat with a white pom-pom. He’s also wearing a matching red and white scarf with the year “2018” imprinted on it. In his hand… I mean wing… he’s holding a red and white striped candy cane.

The Aflac Duck is available in 6″ and 10″ sizes.

My cute little guy.

I received two 6″ Aflac Ducks (Yeah! My first Aflac Duck!). One duck is for me to keep, the other is for me to give away. I plan on giving the other one to a friend.

This little guy talks too! When you squeeze him he says “Aflac. Aflac. AFLAC!!!!” It’s in the same Aflac Duck voice too. I’ve been driving my husband nuts by constantly squeezing him. LOL! He keeps joking that he’s going to perform a little “surgery” on him to remove his voice box. Ha Ha (He wouldn’t really do it).

If you are interested in purchasing this yearly, limited edition duck, visit the AflacChildhoodCancer.org website and click on the “shop” tab on top. In the shop you’ll find the limited edition holiday duck as well as other non-holiday ducks including fishing duck, doctor duck and birthday duck. They even have a really cute duck pillow.

Today happens to be #GivingTuesday.

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.

Today would be a great day to purchase one of these adorable ducks, especially knowing that 100% of the proceeds goes towards a great charitable cause.

For more information about Aflac visit Aflac.com. The brand can be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

Please be sure to follow @AflacDuck on social media, as well as the hashtag #DuckPrints.

What do you think about these adorable ducks? Do you think you’ll pick up one for yourself or as a gift?


*I received free product samples (one to keep, one to giveaway) in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Adopt a Wolf in honor of Sony Pictures’ Latest Film Alpha


Available on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, is the suspenseful drama Alpha.

Alpha stars several actors whom I am not familiar with. The film mostly centers on a young by named Keda (played by Kodi Smith-McPhee), his father Tau (Johannes Haukur-Johannesson) and his mother Rho (Natassia Malthe). There is also a wolf in the film named Alpha, played by a real wolf hybrid named Chuck. In addition there are other movie wolves (real ones) and CGI (computer generated images) of other creatures such as Bison.

Alpha takes place 20,000+ years ago in what is now known as Europe.

I’ll let you know right now that this film is subtitled. That is because there was no English language back then. I believe the language they are speaking is an ancient language called Soulutrean. Its from France, Spain and Portugal, long before they became the countries they are now. I’m NOT 100% sure about that. That is what I was Googling about the language.

I believe they did the subtitles instead of having the actors speak English to give the film a more realistic feel to it.

Keda is a young man (I’m guessing around 15-16 years old, possibly younger) who has proven himself worthy of following his father, Tau, on a hunt for Bison meat to feed their clan during the harsh winter months. His mother, Rho, is not keen on the idea of Keda following her husband on the hunt because she doesn’t think that he’s strong enough. She thinks he leads more with his heart, and that he’s not as tough as her husband is.

Keda is a gentle soul. He doesn’t even want to kill wold boar to feed his family or the rest of the clan. He doesn’t want to kill any animal, let alone hunt for Bison.

Tau ends up taking Keda on the incredibly long journey to look for Bison meat. They fallow a trail created by their ancestors.

The journey seems to take them hundreds of miles away from their clan, over mountains and through valleys.

An unforeseen accident occurs, leaving Tau to believe that Keda was killed. Broken hearted, he returns with his clansman back home. But Keda is not dead. He’s very much alive, but he’s badly injured.

Keda tries to make his way back home, all alone and scared. To make matters worse, he has to protect himself from a pack of wolves who are looking at making him their next meal.

During an attack, Keda strikes the pack’s leader, leaving him gravely injured. Keda, being the gentle soul that he is, couldn’t just leave the wolf to die. He felt like he had to do what he could to save it.

Can Keda save the wolf that tried to kill him? Can he survive the insurmountable odds against him on his incredibly long journey home? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Alpha. Look for it where ever movies are sold. You can also purchase/rent the film digitally.

There are plenty of bonus features in this film. I didn’t have a chance to watch the bonus features, but now after seeing the film I really want to. This is a GREAT film in my opinion.

Blu-ray and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Director’s Cut
  • Alternate Opening and Ending with Commentaries by Director Albert Hughes
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentaries by Director Albert Hughes
    • “Starscape”
    • “Fighting For Survival”
    • “Dream Sequence”
  • Four Featurettes:
    • “The Wolf Behind Alpha”
    • “Boy & Wolf”
    • “Building the World”
    • “A Hero’s Journey”

DVD Includes:

  • Two Featurettes:
    • “The Wolf Behind Alpha”
    • “Boy & Wolf”

I received a copy of the film to review, along with some other goodies (more on those later).

I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of subtitled films, but if the film is good enough I can look past that.

I appreciate that the film makers used an ancient language to really add to the “feel” of the film. There is also very little talking in the film, so reading a sentence or two here and there is fine. With all the action taking place on the screen you don’t really need much talking. Not only that, Keda is alone throughout most of the film. He only talks to the wolf he names Alpha. Alpha, as you know, means “leader.”

This film is amazing. I knew I’d like the film, I wasn’t expecting that I’d LOVE the film.

The young man who played the role of Keda (Kodi Smith-McPhee) delivered an amazing performance. He was truly believable in this role. He was perfectly casted in this role.

The cinematography in this film is breath taking. I cannot even begin to express just how stunning the landscapes and backgrounds are in this film. From the steep and rocky cliffs, to the snow covered mountain peaks, and from the vast plans to the rocky caves… EVERYTHING added to this film.

I’d love to learn where this movie was filmed. If it wasn’t real, they did THE BEST CGI work I have ever seen.

Alpha is a story of survival, growing up, independence, friendship, and the bond between a boy and his wolf – which can be seen as the start of wolves (dogs) becoming domesticated pets.

This film is rated PG-13. There is no cursing or nudity in the film (at one point I thought there was – but he was fully covered). The rating is due to the intense action sequences and violence (killing animals).

Alpha is played by a real wolf named Chuck. Chuck is a wolf-dog hybrid, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at him.

I love wolves. I think they are incredibly beautiful creatures.

We have A LOT of coyotes where we live in New York, but on two occasions I could have sworn I saw wolves. One time was in the back of my father’s house in upstate New York. It was a HUGE gray Husky looking type creature (Grey Wolf?). The other time we were traveling upstate and in a field I saw a HUGE brown, hairy wolf-like creature eating something.

We’ve seen a Bobcat and bears around here, so you never know.

NY Wolf / Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is an organization that promotes wolf conservation. In conjunction with this film, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, I was sent a wolf adoption kit. I was SO EXCITED to receive this magnificent kit.

Nikai – Isn’t he BEAUTIFUL! PHOTO SOURCE: NYWolf.org

I symbolically adopted a STUNNING wolf name Nikai.

Nikai (meaning “Little Saint” or “One Who Wanders”) is a gray wolf who joined the Wolf Conservation Center family in May of 2014.

Nikai lives on exhibit with his older siblings, Zephyr and Alawa, where they help forge a connection between WCC guests and their wild kin.

The WCC‘s youngest Ambassador has been an inspiration from his adorable start. Within a month of joining the WCC family, the little beast huffed, puffed, and hiccupped his way into the hearts and minds of a global audience. His viral video “Wolf Pup Hiccups” almost broke the internet!

Check out Nikai’s hiccup video.


Awwww!!! I’ve watched this about a dozen times already.

The adoption doesn’t mean that I’ve really adopted Nikai (but I would love to if it was possible). I have “symbolically” adopted him.

BEAUTIFUL photo of Nikai that came with my wolf adoption kit.

The money raised through adoptions and the purchase of other things on the WCC website goes towards the conservation, care and public education about wolves.

The adoption kit I receive came with an adoption certificate and information about Nikai.

Adoption certificate and information about Nikai. I blocked out my last name for security reasons.

I also received a GORGEOUS photograph if Nikai that I am going to frame and add to my nature/animal gallery in our dining room (I take a lot of animal/nature photos that I hang up in my “gallery”). I just need to find a frame for it. It’s an odd shape. The photo is above.

I also received a 2019 photo calendar filled with beautiful photos of wolves.

In addition I received a tee shirt that reads “Alpha Wolf.”

One of my favorite items in the kit is a plush wolf stuffed animal. He’s so soft and snugly. I’ve named him Alpha.

If you are interested in learning more about wolves, or how you can adopt one, please visit NYWolf.org. You don’t need to live in New York to adopt. The site also has a lot of stunning photography and great information about wolves.

Tigers used to be my most favorite wild animal, Now after watching Alpha, and learning more about NY Wolf/WCC, I think wolves are now my new favorite.

Did you see the film? If so, what did you think about it?

I think pairing this film with an adoption kit would make an awesome gift for the animal lover (or wolf lover) in your life.

Below in the film’s theatrical trailer for your enjoyment. The film is no longer in theaters. It’s available for home viewing.



*I received a free screener copy and a wolf adoption kit from WCC, to review and as part of this campaign. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition Contest


As a pet owner (“parent”) and animal lover, I am happy to promote anything that helps out our furry (and not furry) friends.

Did you know, each year, it’s estimated that 3.2 million cats enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide and that 70 percent of those cats are euthanized, despite research showing that the majority are healthy and could have been adopted.

As a pet parent to adopted cats (as well as an adopted dog and hamster), those statistics are not only unacceptable, but they are also heart breaking. All animals, despite their breed, age, and/or medical condition deserve love.

To help combat this issue and raise awareness for the overlooked adoptable cats, Petcurean is pleased to announce the “Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition” contest.

The program’s goal is to help increase adoption consideration for “underdog cats” – cats who are traditionally less likely to get adopted due to age, medical challenges, appearance, or other issues.

One of our adopted cats was a former foster of ours. Her and her sister were both a day old when they were found in a dumpster. We fostered them that very same day.

Bella as a kitten

Sadly, one had to be put to sleep when she was three weeks old due to a lung disease. The other one, the one we adopted, we named Bella.

Bella has SEVERE asthma, requiring her to take steroids and use inhalers (both a daily inhaler and an emergency inhaler). She also has three leaky valves in her heart and a wonky thyroid.

I think about her life all the time. If we didn’t adopt her, what would have become of her? Would the adopted family be able to afford her enourmous medical bills (between vet visits, test and medications)? Would they have returned her to the shelter, only to have her live out her life as “unadoptable?” Or would she have ended up being euthanized?

Bella is such a joy. She’s very loving, funny and bring so much happiness to our lives. I cannot imagine a day without her (or our other pets). The thought of her living out her life in a shelter, or being put to “sleep,” breaks my heart.

Bella can find a way to get comfortable on ANYTHING, include our daughter pocketbooks.

I truly believe that there is a reason why she came into our lives – so that we could give her the life she deserves, as do all animals in shelters and with rescue groups across the country.

This contest is open to all rescue groups and animal shelters across the United States and Canada now through November 16, 2018. Rescue organizations can enter their most overlooked but deserving cats for the chance to win a lifetime supply of Petcurean food for the winning cat and a 500-pound donation of pet food to the shelter or rescue group!

If you would like more information, visit www.UpliftTheUnderdog.com. 

Please share this contest with any shelter or rescue group that you know.


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this because I love animals and know that all animals deserve to be loved. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Why More Parents Should Support Brands That Give Back


When you make a purchase, what do you expect from the company you’re doing business with? Obviously, you’d expect great products or services, affordability, and quality customer service, but what if you could get more? There are literally thousands of brands to choose from when it comes to children’s products, household merchandise, food and entertainment. The brands that give back are the ones worth a second look. By choosing companies who support the very communities who provide support to them, you can make a difference.

Your Contributions Help Your Community

For every penny you invest in a business that gives back, you do more than just improve the local economy. Your purchases are used to help improve communities around the world – including your own. Brands who have a passion for more than turning a profit use their financial resources to foster a sense of community. They look for ways to support children and families in living a happy, safe, and prosperous life. Here is a look at a few more advantages to doing business with brands that give back:

They Strengthen Communities – Brands who give back help to strengthen communities, particularly those who are less fortunate than others. Companies such as Livie and Luca, for example, team up with organizations like KaBoom! to help build playgrounds to encourage outdoor play. With your support, the development of more jobs, better homes, and safe places for children to play is possible.

They Build Community Relationships – In this digital era, a sense of community and connection equates to joining groups online or through social media. There isn’t a lot of face-to-face communication which is often the key to shaping communities. Companies like Infantino throw events like Everybody Plays that helps to resolve such issues. Drawn together by nothing more than the joys and complexities of parenting, the organization joins families in the community together to share stories, engage in play, and build relationships. These strong relationships help families to come together, despite their differences, in an effort to create a better world for their children.

They Help Support Causes – Although helping anyone in need is a noble act, helping members of the community who may not have a voice is especially admirable. Changing the Face of Beauty is one brand that is working to show that beauty comes in all shapes and forms and to help the disabled be seen and heard through the media. Your donations help them to help the disabled.

It Feels Good – Wouldn’t you feel great if you knew that when you bought your daughter’s dress from Matilda Jane Clothing that you were also helping an agency to build new homes with Habitat for Humanity in your community? Helping others feels good, no matter how you do it. So, whether it’s a few cents or several dollars, there’s comfort in knowing your money is going towards the greater good. It also provides you with an invaluable lesson to teach your children about the importance of giving to those in need.

As members of a community and parents of children that you hope will grow up in a positive world, expecting more of the brands you shop with can do a lot. It helps to strengthen your community, build social connections, and support major causes. Show your children how to be model citizens by being more mindful of the brands you invest in. Their futures will be brighter because of it.

Start a new holiday tradition with Turkey on the Table (and help Feeding America too!)


Can you believe Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! When did this happen? Wasn’t it just back-to-school time? Didn’t was JUST enjoy a night of trick-or-treating yesterday (or so it would seem)? Sigh… times moves too quickly, especially when you get older.

Thanksgiving used to be one of my most favorite holidays. It still is, but it doesn’t feel the same as it did when I was younger.

When I was a young girl my entire family – including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, would gather for a great, big holiday feast. It was the best! I have so many wonderful memories of Thanksgiving with the family, and all those times us cousins had to sit at the “kiddie table” and how it was a big deal to make it to the grown up table.

Thanksgiving with my extended family – circa the 70’s (not sure the year). I’m in the front with the red pants and blue and white shirt (what an odd fashion choice).

As we grew up, got married, moved away and started families of our own, my extended family got together less and less. I truly miss that.

Fast forward to today. Our Thanksgiving consists of me, my husband and our two kids. Its just the four of us for Thanksgiving. It’s not the big, loud, family gathering I grew up with.

My family has our own holiday traditions. Every Thanksgiving morning we watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. As soon as we see Santa arrive at the end of the parade we know it’ time to eat a little something (we skip breakfast because we know we’ll be eating A LOT later on in the day).

Our lunch consists of fresh fruits and veggies, chips, dip, cheese, crackers, pretzels and other “appetizers” similar to these. As we nosh on them we watch whatever football game is on television.

We eat our Thanksgiving dinner between 3:00 – 4:00 PM (give or take). Since my kids DON’T like turkey, we don’t actually make the bird ourselves. We buy a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner from a local store (fully cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole…). I supplement the meal with other sides (stuffing, corn, rolls) and dessert. My kids usually just eat all the side dishes and skip the turkey, which is why we buy a small, precooked one. There is no point in spending hours prepping and cooking a turkey for just me and my husband.

A few hours after dinner we enjoy dessert (pie and/or cake), hot cocoa with marshmallows and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street together before retiring to bed.

Last year we were thrown off a bit because our daughter had to work on Thanksgiving. This year we hope she has off so we can be together all day.

There is a new holiday tradition we’re going to add to our Thanksgiving day from here on out. It’s called Turkey on the Table.

Turkey on the Table is a SUPER adorable little plush turkey that comes with cardstock tail “feathers” you can write on.

The idea behind Turkey on the Table is to have each family family write down on the tail feathers something you are grateful for.

You can utilize it however works best for your family. You can have family members write down something they are grateful for every day and add the feather to the turkey. Or you can write them all down on Thanksgiving Day and share them with the rest of your family and friends. Turkey on the Table can be used in many different ways.

The Turkey on the Table “set” comes with the adorable plush turkey, feathers, pen and a cute little book. Additional feathers can be purchased on the official website so that you can enjoy Turkey on the Table year after year. I would recommend keeping all of the feathers and put a date on them. That way you can look back on them each year to see what everyone was thankful for. I think that would be especially sweet to do if you have little ones at home.

Notice the pretty tail feathers you can write on (ours are not written on when I snapped this photo).

Turkey on the Table also makes an adorable centerpiece for your holiday table.

The best thing about Turkey on the Table… with each purchase 10 meals are donated to families in need through their partnership with Feeding America.

Over the years I have written about the wonderful work that Feeding America does to help feed America’s hungry men, women and children. If you have time you should check out all my Feeding America posts on my site, especially the ones about my trip to Tampa where I got to help out at a food donation site as well as visit a Feeding America warehouse.

For more information about Turkey on the Table, or to make a purchase, please visit TurkeyontheTable.com. You can also follow Turkey on the Table on social media. All of the links are found at the top right of the website.

For more information about Feeding America visit FeedingAmerica.org. They can also be found on social media (check the bottom of their website for the links).

How can you not fall in love with his adorable face!

What do you think about Turkey on the Table? Does it sound like something you’d love to incorporate into your family’s holiday traditions?

What is something you and your family do every Thanksgiving that is most special to you? Feel free to comment and tell me about them. I always enjoy reading comments from readers.


*I received a free kit in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

Shugar Soapworks – Beautiful soaps that not only clean, but also saves lives


I love to fill my home with beautiful things – most especially things that smell lovely. I pride myself on making my home very welcoming and inviting to friends, family and guests.

When I know we’re having company over I go all out to make sure our home is not only clean, but I also like to add a few nice “finishing touches” to truly delight my guests. That can be everything from yummy treats to beautifully scented candles.

I like to offer my guests the “good” towels and best linens. I even go so far as to use beautiful soap in the bathroom. Actually… I enjoy having beautiful soap in the bathroom all the time.

I was recently introduced to a unique soap company called Shugar Soapworks. I like the name “Shugar” (sugar). When I think of the brand’s name I think of sweet smelling soaps.

Shugar Soapworks offers consumer a line of lovely hand soaps (you can use them in the shower too!) that are not only good for your skin, but also smell delightful.

I was sent a wonderful assortment of Shugar Soapworks soaps to sample and review. I received the following.

  • Rose
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Honey Almond
  • Cucumber Melon
  • Oatmeal & Verbena
  • Oatmeal & Coconut
  • Lemon Slices
  • Oatmeal & Lavendar

Shugar Soapworks soaps are cruelty-free and made only from the purest plant-derived ingredients. They never use sulfates, parabens, or animal by-products.

Each of the soaps has it’s own unique scent. What I like about the scents is that they smell natural – not artificial or “chemical-like.” The scents are subtle. It’s not like you are washing your hands (or body) with a bar of perfume. I prefer the subtle fragrances.

Shugar Soapworks is bar soap. I know that some people prefer liquid hand soaps or body wash. Not me. Call me “old school” but I prefer actual bars of soap.

Each of the soaps is good for your skin – as well as your spirit. Take for example the oatmeal soaps. Not only does the oatmeal help to clean and exfoliate your skin, but the uplifting scents are sure to make you smile.

I discovered just how wonderful oatmeal can be when I was pregnant with our daughter. I had incredibly itchy skin and the doctor recommended that I use oatmeal products (soap, soaks and similar). WOW! It made such a difference. Since then I have been a fan of oatmeal products. Add in a delightful scent and you have yourself a “must have” product.

If I had to pick my top three scents from Shugar Soapworks I’d say Rose, Lemon Slices and Oatmeal & Coconut. They all smell amazing, but those would be my top three (if I had to choose).

The Rose scented soap reminds me of my great-grandmother. I don’t know why. There is just something very classy and nostalgic about the scent.

PHOTO SOURCE: Shugar Soapworks Facebook Page – Pretty packaging!

Shugar Soapworks soaps are just as lovely to look at as they are to use. The packaging is really pretty. You could easily tuck a few bars in a gift basket. Each one-of-a-kind keepsake box tells a story of exquisite beauty and delicacy. Their packaging is also 100% recyclable, a perfect complement to their completely biodegradable soaps.

Shugar Soapworks soaps are not only wonderful to use, but the brand is very much into charitable work.

Shugar Soapworks fervently believes that Clean Hands Save Lives™. That’s why we work closely with our customers to identify nonprofit organizations across the country that can use individually wrapped bars of Shugar Soapworks soaps to better the lives of others.

By providing natural, sustainably crafted soaps, we hope to improve the health of those in our communities who are at high risk of illness. Since launching, we’ve delivered soaps to vital organizations like Comfort Cases, CityTeam Portland, The Los Angeles Mission, Operation Gratitude, Working Wardrobes, SOVA and more, from California to Massachusetts, Oregon to Virginia, and states in-between.

When Shugar Soapworks sent me soap to review they sent me a lot of bars. I knew it would take years for my family to use them all up. With the brand’s permission I donated a good chunk of the samples to a local woman’s charity that helps low income women/families, domestic abuse victims and others.

It made me feel really good to donate these pretty soaps to women who might be going through some really tough times. I hope the sweet smelling soaps lifted their spirits and helped them to feel relaxed and/or energized.

FYI… Shugar Soapworks soaps are not only for women. Men can enjoy them too. My husband happens to like the Honey Almond soap. Both of my kids (young adults) also enjoy the soaps. My husband and son DON’T think they are too “girly” at all. Trust me, if they thought that way they would never use them.

In addition to being charitable, Shugar Soapworks also believes in strong women. They understand what women around the world go through and how strong they need to be. Strong women need soft hands, which is what Shugar Soapworks is about.

If you are interested in learning more about this amazing brand visit ShugarSoapworks.com. I would encourage readers to visit the brand’s website to learn more about this remarkable brand and all that they stand for.

You can find Shugar Soapworks soap at many retail locations across the country. To find a store near you visit the brand’s website and click on the “Store Finder” tab. Dollar Tree and Dollar General are two locations across the country you can find the soaps. You can also find the soap on Amazon.

What do you think of Shugar Soapworks? Do any of the soaps stand out to you?


*I received free product samples to review. I donated most of the samples to a local woman’s charity. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.