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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Giveaway: ReliefMD from Trusted Health Products

I've been using another great product from Trusted Health Products over the last 6 weeks - it's called ReliefMD.  I really like the versatility of this product, as it can be used for a variety of ailments! It has replaced several products in my medicine cabinet, so that makes this the perfect product for our on-the-go family.  I actually keep my ReliefMD in my makeup bag in my purse so it's handy wherever we go.

ReliefMD is for the discomfort of:

Sore Back / Neck
Swollen Joints
Sore Muscles
Muscle Strains
Insomnia (also put 5 drops in a saucer beside your bed for aromatic benefits)
Sport Workouts (use before and after)
Mosquito Bites / Insect Bites / Stings (apply every few minutes for an hour)
Itching (apply as needed)
Cold Sores (apply every few minutes for an hour)
Burns, including sunburns (apply every few minutes for an hour)

Swipe one drop above upper lip just below the nose, one drop across the forehead, and then lightly cover affected area (do not rub in). Use three times per day, or as needed. Wash hands after use. Avoid contact with eyes and other sensitive tissue. Keep out of the reach of children – do not ingest. Do not use on open wounds. Best to apply immediately after burns and insect bites, stings, workouts, bruises and sprains.


Almond – is used in skin care because it acts as an emollient (softening and soothing the skin), as a remedy for dry skin conditions, and as a relief for irritation, inflammation, and itching. These excellent emollient properties help the skin to balance its loss and absorption of moisture. Almond oil is also used in the medical field to help treat various forms of dermatitis.

Eucalyptus – is a powerful antiseptic, helps with nausea, suppresses coughs, and has strong germicidal and disinfectant properties. It stimulates the blood flow which directs more healthy oxygen to the brain and to the point of application.

Peppermint – has anti-microbial, fungicidal, and bactericidal actions. For medicinal uses, studies have shown peppermint oil to be effective as an analgesic, a tonic, an antispasmodic, and for daytime sleepiness. When combined with eucalyptus oil, the two are well-known for their positive efficacy to treat headaches and relieve pain.

Wintergreen (Methyl Salicylate) – is accepted by the U.S Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter external analgesic, primarily intended to relieve mild muscle and joint pain. Has anti-inflammatory properties and is used in topical pain relievers and products that produce a feeling of warmth.

Camphor – is antiseptic, analgesic and antispasmodic. Germany has approved Camphor for the treatment of rheumatism (externally). Camphor oil is applied to the skin to promote circulation and to relieve itching.

Spearmint – is generally used for its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, and in skin care, it is used as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

Olive – Olive oil has been used to nourish and moisturize skin.

You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any natural products.

So far I've used ReliefMD to treat a burn, bug bites, a cold sore and for sore muscles after lots of walking at Walt Disney World last month!  It smells nice - very fresh and invigorating.  The scent is a little strong, but I love mint, and that's what it smells like to me.   It comes in a 2 oz glass amber bottle.  It lasts for a long time, too!  Mine barely looks used, but trust me, I've gotten many uses out of it and still have close to a full bottle left to use.

If you like to try natural products and essential oils, you will LOVE Relief MD.

For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out ReliefMD and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your FREE bottle now!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fun Fall Y'all! October Festivals in North Georgia

Fun things to do in North Georgia ~  October 2015 

44th Annual Georgia Apple Festival and Arts and Crafts Show:

October 10-11 and 17-18

Saturdays 9-6, Sundays 9-5

Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, Georgia

Antique Car Show – Saturday, October 10 (rain date October 11)

Parade in Historic Downtown Ellijay- Saturday, October 17

Over 300 vendors, ( amazing food (spicy potato chips, German Bratwurst plate). Live entertainment – from music to clogging!

Adults are $5, kids under 10 are FREE!

Rain or shine! No pets allowed. (Pet boarding available on site)

Visit or for more information!

Blue Ridge 2015 Fall Arts in the Park:

October 10 and 11, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Downtown City Park.

Almost 200 booths full of arts, crafts, food and more! $5 admission, kids are free. There is some free parking and some paid parking, too. Visit for more event information.

21st Annual Heritage Days Festival – this festival takes place in downtown Talking Rock, Georgia on October 17 and 18 from 9 am to 5 pm. Shop booths filled with arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles. Enjoy bluegrass and gospel music. Free admission, both free and paid parking available.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fun Fall, Y'all! Hillcrest Orchards Apple Pickin' Jubilee!

Near Ellijay, Georgia, you will find a wonderful apple picking experience at Hillcrest Orchards.  We started coming here last year and were extremely happy to find everything the same when we went back this Fall.

We like to go during the week since we are a homeschooling family.  That way we miss most of the crowds, but still get to have a great time!

We love the huge variety of apples they offer.  You can pick them yourself, or buy premade, or customized bags of apples inside.  They have lots of great local products for sale, including jellies, cider, baked goods and more. 

Their Apple Pickin' Jubilee is offered on weekends in October.   In addition to picking your own apples, you can also do fun things like milk Buttercup the cow,  watch pig races and swimming pigs, visit the petting zoo and jump on the giant jumping pillow! 

There are Moonshine, Farmhouse and Apple museums,  wagon rides, pedal cart and trike rides, a kiddy corn maze, mini gold, cow train rides – whew!! 

For an extra fee you can take a pony ride or bungee jump, too. 

These apples are down front by the road - they are just for photos, no picking off these trees!
Try some delicious food while you are there:  BBQ, corn on the cob, boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, fried oreos, fried apple pies, apple fritters,  apple cider doughnuts, ice cream and fudge, apple cider and more are available to purchase.   (Get the doughnuts.  Get lots of them!! They are heavenly!)

Each time we visit, David likes to get a plastic apple sipper that comes filled with cold apple cider for $1.50.  He's holding it in the bear picture below.  They have some cute photo opps there, too!

If you go during the week like we do, the market, bakery and petting farm are open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.  Not all of the activities are available during the week.  You can call ahead to find out what they have the day you visit. 

Find out more by visiting their website .

Hillcrest Orchards is located on Georgia Hwy 52 (9 miles east of Ellijay) and their phone number is 706-273-3838. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fun Fall, Y'all! Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia

We got a sneak peek at the 2015 Six Flags Fright Fest this past weekend, and it's awesome!

The scary surprises start as soon as you arrive at the front gate. Step inside the park and you'll find caskets, wagons filled with creepy cargo, and more.  Spider webs drape the buildings on the promenade, as well.  The haunting music that plays throughout the park will definitely get you in the mood for Fright Fest!

Creepy spots like this are found throughout the park!

Hungry vultures were everywhere!  They had lots to "feast" on....

Daytime thrills include family-friendly activities such as the Lickskillet Harvest Festival.  It is a fun place to take pics with a silly scarecrow, play on the playground and paint your own pumpkin to take home with you! Offered Friday from 6 – 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 pm.

My pumpkin! 

Bugs Bunny Spooky Town has no tricks, only treats - hang out with your favorite Looney Tunes friends, and enter the Costume Contest at the Bugs Bunny World Theater! It's at 7 pm on Friday, and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  (Only kids 12 and under are allowed to wear costumes in the park, according to the Six Flags website.)

Spooky Stories - Bugs Bunny World Theater – Fun, scary stories are told Friday at 8, 9 and 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 1, 2, 3 and 5 pm.

McBoogles –Hanson Cars – Read about the adventures of the McBoogle family as you take a leisurely drive on the Hanson Cars.  Friday 6 – close, Saturday and Sunday 12 – close.

Things get much scarier for Fright by Night after dark!

Check out The Mourning, a village where the Dead walk and vultures feast.....

Beware the Lost Souls who like to travel in the fog of night, between the Mourning funeral and their graves in the Southern Cemetery.

Cross through The Battleground, where the undead have no love for the living and the battle for Fright Fest has begun!

Travel back in time to 1692 and venture through the village of Salem, where chaos has ensued with the Salem Witch Hunt.

In the Dark Harvest, you'll need to be wary of the corn fields, filled with scarecrows waiting for their prey....

In Big Top Terror there is a wicked Ringmaster who draws onlookers in with his hypnotic voice and wicked gaze!

Gotham City is where you'll find the end of days is near.  A deadly infection is rapidly wiping out mankind....

In Subterrestrial, watch out or you may become the newest creature to live below with the sewer monsters!

There are also Haunted Attractions (extra fee required):

Dr. Fright's Frightorium 3-D – Big Top Terror

ZX-1 – Gotham City

Terror Train – Southern Cemetery

Bayou Bloodlust – Thunder River

The Last Ride – Lickskillet Mill


Fright-Faced Photo Opp near Monster Mansion

The Uprising – outside the Crystal Palace Music Hall

Dr. Fright's Dead Man's Party – Crystal Palace Music Hall

Bad Bob the Bone Butcher – Lickskillet Stage

Big Top Sideshow – Dare Devil Dive Stage

Eve L.'s Spells – Southern Cemetery

Salem Witch Trials – Lickskillet

Miss Dixie's Awakening – Southern Cemetery

In addition to all of the Fright Fest thrills and scares, there are also tons of great rides for your family to enjoy while you are there.  My favorite is always the Harley Quinn Spinsanity!! As someone who doesn't like heights or rollercoasters, people can't believe how much I love spinning crazily in circles over and over, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  My friend Lisa's son Jeramy rode this with me three times in a row, til we could hardly walk straight!

If you like roller coasters, you will be in heaven at Six Flags over Georgia.  They have so many – the Joker Chaos Coaster, The Mind Bender, The Great American Scream Machine, The Georgia Cyclone, The Georgia Scorcher and several more! 

Just know that after dark things will get scary - so if you have littles, plan to go early when things are family-friendly, and leave by dinner time. If you have teens, they will probably like the after dark fun best, especially if they like to get scared!

All in all, Six Flags Fright Fest will be a great Fall fun destination for the whole family.  Check their website for hours, directions, and ticket prices!  Six Flags is located at 275 Riverside Parkway, SW, Austell, Georgia 30168.  Click here for directions.

Fright Fest Schedule:

Saturday, October 10 Noon to Midnight
Sunday, October 11   Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 Noon to Midnight
Sunday, October 18         Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 23         6:00 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday, October 24 Noon to Midnight
Sunday, October 25         Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 30         6:00 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday, October 31 Noon to Midnight
Sunday, November 1 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

We didn't complete all of the items for the Scavenger Haunt, as the rain finally drove us out. But we had a really fun day while we were there! I hope you and your family have a fabulous time if you go!

What's your favorite ride (or scare!) at Six Flags? Leave a comment and let me know!

We received a day at Fright Fest to participate in the Blogger Scavenger Haunt in order to share the experience here on the blog.  No other compensation was received!