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Project Sunlight: Shedding Light on Hunger in America

Child Hunger

Hunger isn’t just a problem of a far off land. After traveling around the world, I will be the first one to say there is immense hunger in developing parts of the world, but in reality, 1 in 5 children in America also go to bed hungry. Right here in America, 16 million children are struggling with hunger.

Can you believe that?

It’s hard to believe in a country where we have so much, there are children who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. Hunger has no bounds and it can be found in rural, urban and suburban areas.

Unilever Project Sunlight is an initiative made to shed light on who the face of hunger is here in America because too often those little faces become invisible to us. The project encourages us to create a brighter future for our children by using less and sharing even more because together we can make a difference.

Watch this short documentary Going to Bed Hungry: The Changing Face of Child Hunger and share to shed light on the issue of child hunger in America and to inspire people to help.

We can join Project Sunlight, a growing movement of people who believe in the power of taking action. You can share a meal to help turn the tables on childhood hunger. Here are a few of the ways you can create an act of sunlight:

Check your Sunday newspaper on November 16th for the Unilever “You Buy One, We Give One” coupon offer. When you redeem the coupon, Unilever will donate one meal to Feeding America when you purchase a participating Unilever product. The offer runs from November 16–30, 2014.

I encourage you to visit the Project Sunlight website where you can read inspirational stories, different ways to enjoy life today while protecting our planet for future generations, more ideas on how you can share a meal and ultimately spread rays of sunlight around your community.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Unilever. The opinions and text are all mine.

TRESemmé Transformation

Enjoy gorgeous, salon-smooth hair for the week or up to 3 washes. That sounds fabulous, right? I decided to take the TRESemmé Transformation by using the Tresemmé Keratin Smooth 7 day Smooth System Heat Activated Treatment since I use the hair straightener every day. This treatment is specifically designed for use with flat irons to create a style with less frizz and more manageability to achieve that look when you just come out of the salon!

Here is my before styling and after styling photo. I combed the Heat Activated Treatment through wet hair and blow dried as usual. The Thermal Technology is then activated when you use your flat iron. For my style, I simply wrapped my hair around my flat iron to create loose waves.
After using Tresemme Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth System Heat Activated Treatment and styled with a hair straightener

Style your hair and share! TRESemmé Transformation Social Contest

Share your hair transformation with a before and after split pic and the hashtag #TresemmeTransformation for a chance to win a TRESemmé prize pack! One winner will be selected every week.

Step 1: Snap a picture of your “before” hair.

Step 2: Style and transform your look!

Step 3: Capture your “after” hairstyle.

Step 4: Use a photo collage app or side-by-side photo app to post your photo to Instagram using the hashtag #TresemmeTransformation.

Step 5: Fill out the form and submit your Instagram link.

*To get your Instagram link visit instagram.com, log in, and find the link to your photo. It will be in the format of instagram.com/p/YOURPHOTOID.

*To retrieve the link from your Instagram mobile app, go to your profile picture on the app, click the “…” in the bottom right hand corner, and then select “Copy Share URL”.

Prize pack includes: $50 Walmart gift card, Premium Hair Straightener, Tresemmé Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth System Shampoo, Tresemmé Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth System Conditioner and the Tresemmé Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth System Heat Activated Treatment.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth System Heat Activated Treatment
This is a Lunchbox Sponsored Post on behalf of TRESemmé!

Poison Apple Halloween Punch

Poison Apple Halloween Punch.

Halloween is only a few days away! If you are having a Halloween party, or just want to make this day a little extra spooky for the kids, this Poison Apple Halloween Punch is super easy to make on a whim and only has four ingredients.

This is the perfect opportunity to recycle old glass jars for the potion and poison bottles. I spent very little money and I just purchased the spider webs and plastic worms and rats from the dollar store!

Want to go above-and-beyond? Dry ice creates a fun, spooky effect and is a neat experiment for the kids to see.

Check out my full article and recipe over at Living Litehouse!

Reuse glass jars for Halloween "potions." Fill them with food coloring and plastic bugs!