Sunday, September 23, 2018

Winc Wine

After everyone has been fed, the dishes are all done and the lunches have been made, it is time for mama to unwind! 

What better way then with wine that I do not have to go to the store to get! Oh yea, this wine shows up right to my door, I can choose up to four different wines from the selection that Winc has to offer! For this box I selected more fruity wines. I have only had a chance to try two of them so far. 

 I have never had a rose so I was super excited about this one! The Loves Me Not Rose is a sweet and fruity rose. It has hints of Guava, Pineapple, Peach Ring and Mandarin Orange! To top these fruity tastes it has a bit of an earthy taste as well.  It pairs well with Thai, Sushi and Chinese. Best served chilled, but this is absolutely delicious! I personally Love this one all on its own! This is something I come home and just have a glass of. I think this would make a good dessert wine! 

The next one I tried is the Debts and lessons. It is a dry Riesling. It too pairs well with sushi, thai and Indian food. It is to be served chilled. It is sweet and earthy, however I did find that with this one is delicious with something of the salty and caramel flavor! I had this delicious salted caramel chocolate bar and my heavens that was a tasty combo! 

I will have to let you know more about the other two, but until I finish off these two bottles I currently have open, I have no plans to open any more bottles! 

However click here to get your wine box going and ordered!!! You will get $20.00 of Winc Wine! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lypsyl lip balm

Very rarely do I encounter a lip balm I love. most of the time I end up with a lip balm that I lose and am not to worried about losing. however Lypsyl has knocked me off my feet!

 As Sweden's Number one lip balm, this lip balm leaves my lips silky smooth and it lasts so long! Using beeswax partnered with Shea Butter, coconut oil and a few other ingredients it creates the perfect lip balm! Giving you some intense and long lasting protection! So how do you get your hands on this great lip gloss ? You can find it at Walmart! So wonderful a lip balm I can pick up while I am grocery shopping! So go check it out!

** Lypsyl provided me with a full size lip balm free of charge to facilitate this review! I was not paid for this post, these are my own true and honest opinions!

Monday, August 27, 2018

These days do not last forever

OHHHH man... Here it is, another school year is underway and my hear is breaking! Tomorrow our two oldest kiddos start school and I am not sure how to handle it. Our smallest of the brood is curled up in my arms and I just can not help but think how in just a few short years he will start kindergarten and I am just not ready for that! 

Some days as parents we are just so frazzled that we really forget to enjoy every moment, every game, every concert, every set of school pictures, and a lot of times a lot of those memories, photos and so many art projects get lost in the hustle and bustle. Some of us keep a binder, or a box of these things, but what about a binder dedicated to just the childs memories? Their art projects, the school pictures and even their own thoughts and opinions that they have that year?! Denise Albright has you covered there! She has these awesome school memory binders in her shop and I really just can not get enough of them! So along with the school memory binders her store has these wonderful photo props, everything from Preschool to College, first and last days! So this year our first day photos had a change! I love the change that these photo props brought to our "first day" photos. They do have two different Photo prop decks and Two different memory keepers. One more geared towards boys and one geared towards girls! Filling our our sons one is a long way off because as of right now I do his Preschool and His sitter and I will work together on a curriculum for his Pre K Days. But working with the girls on theirs was a lot of fun!  Especially the pictures part! But we will get to that! So first let me fill you on the details of the insides of the binder! It has First Days to the last, extra pockets, and even extra blank pages so you can ass extra photos from class parties, dances and concerts! So down to the amazing photos and the classy touch that the photo props add to your first day photos!

So this giveaway includes 

2- School Memory Keepers
2- Photo prop decks
1- peek at the week planner

To win

You must be following one of the below links

You must have a US Address

Complete all the steps below and keep posted to my IG and other social media sites for extra entry opportunities!! 

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** These memory keepers where provided to me at no cost in exchange for my honest opinions! I was not paid to advertise or make this post in any way! the giveaway is sponsored by denise albright studio. **

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Bold

August... OHHHH man how is it already almost over?? Where is 2018 going ? As I get older the days seem just blur together and fly by! It is hard to think that my little Leo Lion is already three. My Facebook memories are just exploding with pictures from the days just after his birth and my heart is crying out! The reason I bring my small human up, is because August's Aroma Box . This box is the Bold essential Oil kit!

This time I am going to start the post off a tiny bit differently! I am going to start with the roll on! I am in love with the smell of this roll on. It smells like one of my favorite stores back in Arizona.( The Honeyman. for those of you that are curious)  Herbstop has created this delightful blend to bring energy, strength and courage to the Bold. This blend contains essential oils from coffee, cardamom, peru balsam, cinnamon and beeswax absolute in a jojoba oil! This deffinetly has some oomph to it! Whenever you need some energizing massage some into your upper spine, the heart area and the pulse points. Be sure to avoid areas such as eyes and mouth. 

So first up all of the individual oils in This aroma box all have a food chemical codex. HOWEVER I am not a doctor. I am not a medical professional. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consult your physician before ingesting this! 

Lets talk Bay Laurel Essential Oil. Bay has been used for antiseptic, pain reliever, stimulant and in ancient Greece it was even used to promote prophetic visions! Herbalists use it for lymphatic drainage, bug repellent and soothing itch it has a spicy but refreshing smell to it! I Like the smell of this one. It really is not like anything I have smelled. personally this is one I would use as a perfume or lotion. Actually that is what I am going to leave you with on this one is Lotion! 

What you need 

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup shea butter
1/8 cup cocoa butter
1 tablespoon beeswax
5 to 10 drops of bay laurel

over a low heat melt together the coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter together. 
After it is melted remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients. 
store in a conatiner, such as a mason jar, in a cool dry place. 

This next one is slightly different. Petitgrain, it smells a lot like that of a leaf from a citrus tree. probably because it is distilled from the leaves and twigs of various citrus trees. I am not to fond of it by itself. This one is used for stress and anxiety, but can also help reduce skin blemishes. However I did diffuse this one with lavender and Orange. This was a fantastic smell. 

Diffuser Blend 
3 drops of petitgrain
3 orange
2 lavender

Last is Lime. This one is not just for its uplifting scent. I love the citrusy smell it has! It has several uses, but primarily for sick! So I made a bath soak for when you are not feeling to hot! 

Bath Soak 

2 cups Pink Himalayan sea salt
2 cups epsom salts 
2 tablespoons almond oil ( or carrier oil of your choice) 
10 drops of Bay Laurel Essential Oil
10 Drops of  Lime Essential Oil

Mix together and store in a container.

Now go! Check out how to get your subscription started right here!

what are you waiting for be bold! 

** The Monthly Aroma Box was provided to me from Herb Stop free of charge in exchange for my honest opinions and review. I did not profit from this box. The fact that I received this box free of charge did not influence this post in any way! These are my true and honest words. PLEASE NOTE!!! I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. please consult a physician before ingesting any essential oil! 

July's Aroma Box

Oh my goodness, I am so very behind,I have no Valid excuses as to why I am a month behind on my blog, but, I will say I spent almost two weeks in Arizona back at the beginning of July and since I got back, my full time job has kept me in full swing. We have been popping! I got promoted to My store's Manager! Super Excited about that! My work has had a few changes and a few of the projects have been my baby. With that
our two older kiddos where with us for a few weeks at the beginning of August and our little man turned three! My grandparents came to visit from Arizona, so its been total chaos everywhere! finally things are settling down!   

Just like July and August has kept me on my toes July's Aroma box from Herb Stop  has had me dipping into new oils that I have not really used. So I am going to jump right in and introduce the newest oil ( that I did not know was even a thing). Tobacco Absolute. HUWAHH ??? Tobacco? yes that is a thing and it is an essential oil. No it doesn't smell like cigarette smoke, it is actually delightful. So As a former smoker, after I quite I have a hard time being around the smell of cigarettes and tobacco. But this stuff not so much. so let me tell you a bit about it.

 First off, there is not a known chemical food codex. So do not ingest it! 

With a very masculine scent to it it pairs well with white grapefruit or something sweet, or floral smelling. Herbalists will use this in cases of fatigue and mental exhaustion and stress management. So quick point on this, when I was a smoker, I would smoke just to unwind. rather it was to relax at work or after work, a cigarette was my peace. see where I am going with this?? So I can see why this would be used in stress management, and in fatigued or exhausted situations! This is definitely a diffuser kind of thing! 

Diffuser recipe: 
 2 drops of tobacco absolute
3 drops of lavender

While I prefer Lavender, you can change it up with White Grapefruit!

Speaking of which, that is the next oil that came in the box. I love the smell of this one. it brings me back to a time when  I was younger. When I was younger we lived on this little piece of property and we where surrounded by a ton of fruit trees, two of which where grapefruit trees. One yellow and one pink grapefruit trees. I loved the smell of grape fruit! It reminds me of when the the fruits that went unpicked would fall to the ground and our dogs would always use them as a ball. This is such a sweet memory! 

White Grapefruit Essential oils have so many uses, This can be used for anything from aiding in dieting, it can be inhibit microbial infections. It really has a wide range of uses. The big one with this is rel
axation.  This one was super fun to work with! It also has a food chemical codex, so it is safe to ingest.

  Please be sure to talk with your primary care before doing so! I do know that with some medications grapefruit has an interaction, and I am no medical professional to be suggesting you ingest this oil without consultation from the proper medical professional! 
I have read in places that you should avoid the use of grapefruit essential oils while pregnant so again please consult a medical professional before using this oil! 
Please also advise with caution, use of grapefruit oil on the skin can cause irritation to the skin when exposed to strong sunlight! 

All Purpose Cleaner

1 large spray bottle ( mine is 32 oz)
20 oz of white vinegar
15 drops of white grapefruit oil
2 drops of dawn dish soap 
combine all the above ingredients in the bottle
fill the rest with water

** you can adjust this to fit your needs better.** 

Lets jump right to Camphor. This oil has no food codex, so do not ingest it! 

Like many of the oils that are featured from the Aroma Box, camphor has a wide variety of uses! Gassy? Camphor. Poor Circulation? Camphor is a stimulant. Inflammation?? Yep camphor has that covered too! So many uses with this one! This is another one that is used to relax too. ( are you starting to notice a trend in July's box?? yea me too!)

For this one I am going to leave you with the instructions to make a massage oil of it! This has a very minty type smell to it so it really does not need to add another oil to it but if you prefer you can add
something like lavender or rosemary!

Massage oil
5 oz Almond Oil.
I love almond oil but you can use
another carrier oil such as
fractionated coconut oil
5 drops of camphor

Bottle and rub on your skin!

The last item that was in the box is the roll on! The empathic. This roll on oil is geared toward those that are sensitive or deep feeling individuals!  This has a light musk scent to it  and is very calming. Use it to find that balance. Just roll it on your pulse points or abdomen!

So you absolutely need to get signed up for the next incoming box! You can do a subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months! lets do this! Sign up here!

** The Monthly Aroma Box was provided to me from Herb Stop free of charge in exchange for my honest opinions and review. I did not profit from this box. The fact that I received this box free of charge did not influence this post in any way! These are my true and honest words. PLEASE NOTE!!! I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. please consult a physician before ingesting any essential oil! 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Daffadoot Car seat Protector

Have you ever gone to clean out your car and dreaded moving the kiddos carseat because you fear what will lie beneath it?? yea me too. So recently I was asked to try out a product from Daffadoot, however I was forced to move my sons car seat in order to try it out, Man was it a nightmare. So what I got to try was a Seat Protector and I just have to say I am pretty impressed! this thick and heavy duty seat protector is sure to protect your seats from any damage your kiddo might bring. It works with not only car seats but just as a general seat protector! Now there is much to protect my car from because well its a pre owned 12 year old car, however for those of you that do have seats worth protecting! It is sure to be worth every penny! It has a strap that can wrap around a head rest, it is latch anchor compatible. It is heat tolerated, color fast, and non skid material!

This seat protector came neatly packaged and even came with the little first aid kit pictured here.  You know it is funny, when I was pregnant and creating a registry for the shower, I laughed at the idea of something like this.... now having tried it I do not laugh! This is a must have! 

** Daffadoot provided this item free of charge for my review. This did not influence my honest and unbiased opinions!**

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ten Commandments

We have all heard of the Ten Commandments, but what about the Ten Commandments of Marriage. The Ten Commandments tell us how to live our life and individuals but what about what to do when we take vows and live our lives with someone else. We can not possibly change our selves entirely. I mean of course we should not have to if we are marrying the right person.... However just when we live our single life, we should have some basic principals in our marriage. Something we base our marriage around.

The ten commandments. 
1. Thou shalt be selfless
2. Thou shalt have no strings attached
3. Thou shalt continually communicate
4. Thou shalt make conflict thy ally
5. Thou shalt avoid the quicksand of materialism 
6. Thou shalt flee sexual temptation - online and otherwise 
7. Thou shalt forgive thy mate - 490 times and more
8. Thou shalt romance the home 
9. Thou shalt begin again and again
10. Thou shalt build a winning team

So what do all these mean though. Well for me to give the answers would take from the joy of reading the book. So this you will have to find out on your own. you can purchase the book 

This book certainly brought some things in my marriage to light and I can not tell you how much more I think before I speak and how much more I think before I do. This gives some real food for thought! 

** This book was provided  by moody publishers for my review. I did not pay for this book however the opinions expressed here are that of my own. 

Diono Quantum

Hello Lovelies! I am here today bringing you a new review of something super cool! A company called Diono. They make Strollers, Car seats and Carriers Oh My!! No but seriously, I have never had such a more pleasurable experience with a stroller in my life!! Smooth rides, great features and even my son loves it! 

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Quantum Stroller, and this stroller has so many wonderful features, I cant help but be excited about this Travel Stroller. From the large basket at the bottom ( Which is removable by the way!) down to the Audible click feature for every part of this stroller. So stick around this review will be a good one! 

So first off this Stroller has So many options. You can add adapters so it will fit one of Dionos Car Seats, and even an adapter for Graco and Chicco Car Seats. But Once they are ready for an honest to heavens stroller, there are still options! Three of them in fact. I will start with the bassinet feature. This has to be my favorite and even though my smallest human is to big for this feature, I hope that I will get to use this one in the future. The basket is quite large and perfect for those mid day strolls. Heaven knows I have needed a few myself and have not been able to take them without sacrificing my sons nap time. Especially when he was much smaller. 

So Next lets cover the big features. Can we talk about that Umbrella. They call it the XL Eclipse Canopy. This canopy allows for full coverage to protect from the sun, allows when they are napping to go undisturbed and when you are worried about the world poking and proding at the baby! It has two viewing windows one on the front of the canopy and a large one at the back of the canopy. Best part it easily removes  with the ease of pulling a zipperThe Xl Basket at the bottom of the basket too! When it comes to basket size on a stroller size really does matter. this basket also removes as well. While we where in Phoenix I really got some great use of this bag. Especially while we where at the mall. This basket not only held my purse and little mans diaper bag but it accommodated a few shopping bags as well! They all slipped in the bottom of the basket quite easily and was a breeze to remove. There was no hassle to remove any of the things from the basket!  Hanging above the basket you will notice there is a strap. This strap is a neat little feature as well! This strap allows for easy and comfortable carrying when its in its folded position! You can either fold the stroller up with the seat attached to it or you can separate the two and  fold the bottom half up. We do this when we are taking the stroller somewhere with us. this allows it to be more compact for our trunk space. When we are at home however and it is being stored in the front walk way we keep the two pieces together and stored upright. It will stand on its own However if your kids are anything like mine I advise storing it in a closet where they wont be encouraged to mess with it! Lets talk about the one step break. This break is amazing! on our old stroller we would always step on the breaks. They where those ones right over the wheels. This one is right in the center. This one is what is called a coordinated touch point. This makes it super easy to identify and has a textured feel to it. Simply step on it to engage it and step on it to release it! The wheels also have these super simple type locks as well. The front wheels have these super simple locks that if you want to stop them from pivoting you can. You can check this feature (as well as a few others )out on my InstagramThe ride is super smooth, the wheels pivot flawlessly ( so there is not trying to parallel park your stroller anymore) The durability of the stroller is wonderful from the high density foam around the adjustable handle to the aluminum frame! it really is all you could ever ask in a stroller. I give this a full 10/10.** The Diono Quantum Stroller was provided to me free of charge to facilitate this review. I was not paid or coerced into these words. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are that of my own. I always encourage my readers to try something for themselves but I think they will find they fall in love with Diono just like I did! 
Next up I want to talk about the Toddler features. When the seat sits upright and turns into a standard toddler stroller. So that same bassinet basket will turn into a seat. You see the clips that are hanging down in the bassinet photo? Clip those to the clasps on the back side of the bassinet and boom you have a toddler seat! So the neat thing I like about the toddler features is that you can have it facing towards mommy and daddy or you can have it world facing! There is a 5 point harness. This harness slides apart easy and makes removal of certain portions of the cloth ( Such as the outer layer of the seat cushion) so you can clean it up super easy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Magically Fizzy Bath Bombs!

So over the last few weeks My kids and myself have had the pleasure of testing out Fizzy Magic Bath Bombs. As a lot of you know I am always looking for products that are friendly for the skin, especially when it comes to kids products. Our small child has eczema so we always have to be so careful with what put in his bath! Anyhow this company is awesome, they make bath bombs for the kiddos in your life with a surprise in them! Hand Made right here in the USA with pure and safe ingredients. These bath bombs are safe for your little ones and the environment!

So how did Fizzy Magic come to be? When Mary's son asked a cashier a question, she was intrigued and just two words "Why not?" started it all. Since then she has found that Parents want clean and safe ingredients for their kids. This means nothing that could possible irritate their skin or harm their kiddos. She also found that when we give our kids baths we tend to only spend a few minutes with them. heaven knows when I put my son in the bath, I want to get him in, bathed and out. So why not make the most of those minutes? Lastly she found that bath time usually comes right before bed, so why not create a product with calming properties ?? Fizzy magic has Five Pillars.

So onto the products they offer, my thoughts on them and how you can get them for yourself! They have a one time purchase option or you can join the tub club! The Tub Club is a service subscription. One a month you will get these awesome bath bombs delivered right to your door!

So here is what our thoughts are on these bath bombs! I was the first to try one, I mean how can I do a review without trying it myself. So i grabbed a purple and white bath bomb, I drew up a hot bath and dropped it in. Right away I could smell the lavender, and it was intoxicating. The fizz was pretty neat too! I was quite impressed.

When his bath time came around he liked the orange one. He dropped it in the water and squealed with excitement and just could not stop talking about the Bubbles! He loved the surprise inside. He is two so outside of his excitement for the bubbles and the toy he could not tell me much else. So I had the medium and tall child give them a spin for me. The medium child was super excited that there was a pink one, she was most interested in the toy, and the tall child grabbed the blue one. she liked the bath bomb overall, said that it smelled more like fruit punch, but I supposed that is on par for tropical! She gave the toy to her little brother, but she is 13, so I see why she has no interest in the toy. She did say she likes the way the bath bomb left her skin feeling like silk!

Overall these where a huge hit with my kiddos, especially the smallest human, and I love them because we can use them on him and it doesn't freak his skin out!

Pleas keep in mind these bath bombs are not aimed for older kids and adults. They are aimed for ages 4 to 9.

So now that you have made the most of bath time, whats next ?? There are free stories for bedtime on the site as well! So what are you waiting for go join the tub club and get the magic started!

** These thoughts and opinions expressed above are that of my own and my children, we where not paid or coerced in anyway. Fizzy Magic did provide us with the bath bombs free of charge to facilitate this review! We always encourage the readers to check out and purchase the product so that they can develop their own opinions! **

Monday, July 16, 2018

Let's Talk Anxiety and Finding Calm

Photo Credit of Awesome Takes Practice located on Google
So I have anxiety. I have had it for quite some time, however I never really noticed it until I got pregnant with the small human. About 2 or three months into my pregnancy, I started having panic attacks, and the thought of having to do something made me freak out. At first I thought it was just my hormones.... has to be right ? I was growing a baby, so why wouldn't I be losing it? I thought it would go away. Well I was wrong, it only got worse as my pregnancy progressed. I was constantly on edge about EVERYTHING! My biggest stress was the constant fear of having another miscarriage. So every time the small human went to long without moving the anxiety and fear set it. Then the world would tell me how to be a mom, and life and everything else compiled. I would overthink everything. Including taking a shower. Yes folks that is right I had to seriously talk myself into a shower and be able to stay in the water long enough to actually take a shower. Then I thought it would go away after the baby was born....Again God smiled and said nope. So now here I am three years later, with anxiety, I know as long as I stay in my routine, I am fine. I like monotony. It really is not a bad thing. 
I have been asked how I keep my anxiety under control like I do and while I appear calm on the outside, I am losing my crap on the inside. Sleep and coffee is what I tell everyone. However there is so much more than just sleep and coffee that plays in it. I have my happy place. Which is with my husband and I am snuggled up under my blanket. I have always looked into a weighted blanket, and usually they are advertised for Autism and to aid in sleep. But Someone told me to check it out to help with my anxiety. 
Photo credit to SensaCalm
So here I am partnered with SensaCalm to put it to the test.  You can create your own custom blanket, Which I recommend! The ordering process was slightly different for me but I did a mock run through of the exact blanket I got so I could check out the ordering process. So first and foremost, when you are ordering DO NOT ORDER YOUR BLANKET TO FIT YOUR BED!!! You must order the blanket to fit
yourself. The blankets are made to fit the person not the bed! So when I go to order one for the tall child, I will have to order a different size and weight for her. she is like a foot small than me and 200 pounds lighter. So we do not need a 25 lb full size blanket for her. Anyhow, Start by selecting your Fabric to begin the ordering process. They have a huge variety of fabrics for everyone of all ages. Everything from Mickey, Hulk down to the flowers on blue that you will find on my blanket! Then you go through select everything you want. Order and enjoy. 

photo credit to Sensacalm
SensaCalm all started with one woman. Donna Chambers. Until 2008 Donna had never heard of a weighted blanket. When her grandson was Diagnosed with Autism, it was then that she had heard about these therapy blankets. After trying to find a weighted blanket for her grandson, and being disappointed in what she was finding. So she decided she would make one. With the help of a friend, and some trial and error, they did it. And thus Sensa Calm was born! All of their blankets are high quality, made right here in the US. They do offer more than just Sensory Blankets. They offer Weighted Wraps,  Lap pads, As well as Toys, Lotions, Oils, Vests and SO MUCH MORE.

Here is the run down of my experience with the blanket. I have found I am sleeping much deeper. So I am more well rested in the morning. The first few weeks I had the blanket, I had all three kids in the house, I was working 55 hours a week, and I was a mess. So When I started to melt down I would just go to bed. I curled up with my blanket and just calmed down. But I really could not put it to the test until I was without it. 
Enter the Arizona Trip. Me and the small human where set to board a plane on July 2nd, fly 1400 miles away and stay for eight days. Now don't get me wrong, This trip was something we both needed. I am so grateful to have been able to take it. I am especially grateful to my family for helping make that happen. However I was about to be well out of my routine.  I literally over thought everything on the morning of our flight.  Which of course triggers an anxiety attack. So here we go. By the end of day I had hit my monthly quote of anxiety attacks. I just wanted my blanket and my husband and both of which where back in northern Idaho... I made due. The remainder of my trip was fairly well enjoyed, I spent the much needed time with my family and my adoptive family, But at night I was tossing and turning, I was staying up so much later than normal, and of course the anxiety. So when I returned home, The first thing I did was snuggle down with my blanket!  Almost instantly I was ready to sleep and good heavens did I sleep. I slept so deep and peacefully. The same thing the next night. 
I have had such a wonderful experience with the blanket, and the company as a whole! If you know someone or you yourself needs a blanket like this in your life, I highly encourage you to test it out!

You can order your blanket on there site
Check out SensaCalm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

** this post is not a paid post. all of the opinions thoughts and words are my own. As always I encourage my readers to the product for themselves and formulate their own thoughts and opinions. SensaCalm did Sponsor this review and provided me with a blanket free of charge to facilitate this review** 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Finding Me Time with Yardley Soaps!

I love me time! I get a glass of wine, I run a hot bath, with some essential oils. I get my face mask on and I grab my kindle. I really do enjoy my me time. This is my escape, I am a mom, I have not one, not two but three kids. While I love the crap outta of my kids and my husband I still need my time. Who doesn't?? Even dads need it too, however I don't think a soak in the tub and some wine is their idea of me time. I have a wide variety of bath products but one of my favorite is Yardley! They have a huge selection of products. From their botanical bath collection, body washes and hand soaps. I was sent three bars of soap to sample and review and I am here to share them with you! I received Creamy Coconut, English Lavender, and Oatmeal and Almond. I am always fond of Oatmeal and Almond. Anything with almond is almost a guarantee for me. Coconut is great too, but out of this bunch English Lavender is my favorite! All three bars have a light subtle scent. But heavens do they smell good! They moisturize like no ones business. Its almost like you are washing with lotion. These are affordable as well! I have even found them on occasion at a few dollar stores! You can go to their site and see where you can purchase close to you. While you are at it go check out their facebook

** I was provided these samples free of charge in exchange for my honest and true opinions. I was not coerced into saying anything. I always encourage my readers to check out each product and develop their own opinions! 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hooray Heroes

You remember when you where a kid, how your name was on a pencil, or a key chain, and even those little license plates for your bike?? Yea I don't because my name was never on that stuff. EVER!! For some reason Tia was never on the list. So I knew when we chose our sons name his likely would not be on the list of stuff like that either. So I always try to get him stuff personalized to him. Actually I do it for all three of our kids! While our daughters have more traditional names, and we almost always find their names on the souvenirs at theme parks, their brother is not so lucky. So when I come across companies like these I fall in love! So Today I am going to tell you about Hooray Heroes! 
This company is really amazing, not only do you get to personalize the book with your child's name you can pick the story, how the characters look so Unless you design it, no two books are the same.  We chose the book When X Grows Up. These books start at just $24.00, and they have more than just one type of book. In collab with Hooray Heroes we chose When X Grows Up. Now please be aware in order to secure my sons identity, I have edited these photos so that his name is not present. When we got this book we both loved it! He loved it because he was the star of the show and I loved it because it was so neat to see something I created like this come to life. This is something that will be a treasure for our little man for years to come! These books are great for Baby Showers, First Birthdays, Fifth Birthdays, Christmas, whatever it be! These will fit the bill! The ordering process is a breeze, the hardest part is choosing what you want of the story line! ok the second hardest part. The real hard part is the dedication. The front page is left blank for you to write a special note. You can either use one of their pre written messages or create your own. I did a bit of both. Seeing the note and the story line before me, I will admit I was in tears. X could not understand why I was crying, he kept saying mommy okay.  I have to say if you are looking for a keepsake this is the way to go! They have free US Shipping. From the time I placed the order, it took about a week to print and ship so it was fast and the shipping itself was only a few days! You can start your ordering process here!! Oh and let them gift wrap it too!