Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dyson V6 Slim

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

I have had my Dyson for over a year now and I can safely say I am never going back to my old cleaning ways.
My Dyson is easy to use, light weight and gets the job done.
The only issue with my Dyson is it works to well, so well that when my sister's vacuum broke last month she insisted on the constant use of mine!  
I tell my kiddos to share, but I will be honest, I hate sharing my own stuff lol

Something had to change!  And that something was getting my sister her very own Dyson.
Now mind you I attempted to get my old vacuum from my parents basement to give to her.  The little brat stuck her nose in the air and said NO!  She liked my Dyson >:O

So yes Dyson hunting I went.  And Via review I found her the all new Dyson V6 Slim


 The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum gives you Dyson suction power without the hassle of a cord. The Dyson digital motor V6 powers the Dyson V6 vacuum. Digitally controlled, this motor spins at up to 110,000 rpm, three times faster than conventional motors. It generates powerful suction to create the most powerful cordless vacuum.

The first time we used it there was the bare minim of assemble required, a simply clicking together and that was it.
Next we had to charge it.  Again as easy as plugging it in.

That was it!  2 steps and our new vacuum was ready to be used.  There is a wall hanging station if you want to use it.  The little light allows you to see when the vacuum is fully charged. 

It is perfect for carpet

 hardwood

 and even to clean drapes in the handheld form.


  I used this to clean the inside of my car!
There is a 20 minute charge, so a decent amount of time to get the job done.

As with all the other Dyson the suction is amazing.  Dog hair, dust, dirt and whatever other debris is around is easily eliminated.

This Dyson may be in my holiday gift guide, but it made it to it's new owner several months early.  I love my Dyson so much I don't want to share it anymore! 
After testing out her's though I wish I would have just gave her my old one.... HERS HAS MORE POWER!

You want to be a hero this holiday season, give the gift of Dyson.
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Getting Silly with Silly String

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

Getting Silly with Silly String 

Remember as a kid when it was cool to hide behind the bathroom door and wait for your little brother to walk back the hall so you could pop out to spray him with Silly String.
Well at age 28 it is still pretty cool!  My brother is well over 6 foot now, so I have to make a mad dash afterwards.  At this point he could easily get the can from me!
Silly String is just one of those things that never gets old.  I loved it as a kid, 20+ years later my kiddos love it too.
I mean really what could be better than sneaking up on someone and blasting them with a can of Silly String.

And the best thing ever just got better with the Silly String Blasters and glow in the dark Silly String.
The all new SILLY STRING Blaster Pack combines the new SILLY STRING Blaster with 2 cans of 3 oz SILLY STRING Spray Streamer for twice the fun. 

Wonder how it works?
The Blaster easily clips onto all cans of SILLY STRING Spray Streamer to make SILLY STRING play even more fun.
Slip them on and pull the plastic lever. 
It is perfect for better aim :)!
 You can use both regular Silly String and the Glow in the dark Silly String.

Okay I adore the Glow in the dark Silly String once it is exposed to light it will glow.
This was so much fun.  We used it last weekend during a camp fire/cook out in the yard.  The kids had a blast and we all giggled at the end of the night when my brother looked like some sort of spaghetti monster.
I don't know what it is about him, he is just so much to squirt with Silly String!

The regular Silly String comes in several colors and as always gives a good squirting range.  

It is easy to clean up and I am yet to get a stain on my clothing from it.


All of their products are made right here in the USA.  They are non toxic and non flammable. 
These make the perfect stocking stuffers for both kiddos and kids at heart.

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Thames and Kosmos: Space Farm

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

Thames and Kosmos: Space Farm


Geeks in space! Explore what it would take to set up an extraterrestrial farm on another planet. Experiment with a nutrient gel to grow garden cress in hydroponic tubes without soil. In the greenhouse dome, grow the alien-like succulent Tiger’s Jaws (Faucaria tigrina). Find out what plants need in order to grow and how those things might be provided on another world. Geekstronaut figures tend to your space farm while it grows. 
Ages 8+

We have all been asked those questions.
Mom can we go to the moon?
Mom what do Aliens Eat?
Mom do you think the moon is made of cheese?
Mom can we try to catch a star?

You know the silly little things that goes through a child's mind.  We answer their questions and explain the best we can, but their mind still wonders.  And that is okay!  If anything I think we should support them to think outside the box.  To seek the answers they want.

My boys are fascinated with space, we spent hours looking at the stars through a telescope.  Talking about planets, the sun and their favorite the moon.

The latest toy by Thames and Kosmos helps to promote this active thinking.  It is the "space farm" basically kiddos need to grow their own stuff.
Everything they need to keep their little farm going is right there in the kit.
My boys like to check on it every morning.
I love it for 3 main reasons.

1) It teaches my boys how to take care of growing "life" forms.  They tend to it, make notes of changes and really get into the whole growing thing.
2) It gets them asking questions.  Some people get annoyed by the never ending why.  I love it.  I like knowing my kids wants to know what makes things go,  how they go and why they go.  With this kit they are learning that.  They know why their plants need certain things to flourish.
3) They work together!  I thought for sure they would fight over who gets to do what.  Instead they made their own little schedule of who does what and when.   It is so cute hearing Quinn remind his big brother to check and see how much growth they have.  Quinn can't write yet, so Brandon takes whatever "Observation" notes Quinn has.  

The Thames and Kosmos: Space Farm is a lot of fun and really gets little minds thinking
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Silverlit: Nano Falcon XS

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

Silverlit: Nano Falcon XS

Boys and their toys!  For anyone whom ever said this about a little boy I can tell you the same can be said for a grown man.  I agreed to the review the Silverlit: Nano Falcon with my kiddos and as I am sitting in my house (right now) I can hear my 30 year old hubby complaining that it is his turn!  And that they each get it for 5 minutes that it is time to switch.
LOL I have to laugh at him some days he is too cute.
The boys did give him a turn and they were outside for hours flying around this little Nano Falcon.

Silverlit's Nano Falcon XS is the new world’s smallest RC model Helicopter as certified by Guinness World Records. The New World’s Smallest RC Helicopter is only 2.3”. Easy to fly for any skill level, with a 3 channel control. Includes storage/carrying case which converts to a landing pad.
When I say small I really mean it!  I can fit it into the palm of my hand easily.  
The smaller sizes makes it easy to maneuver and also to put away when my boys are done playing.

Don't let the size fool you though, this little Helicopter got some juice and really gets around!
There is three ways to move
UP-DOWN
LEFT-RIGHT
FORWARD-BACKWARDS
I love that it has so many options instead of just going into one direction kids can really get around with the Falcon.
Speaking of flying I liked how much control the kids had.  There was no awkward tilting or dipping.  It seemed the Falcon XS was always in control and steady.

I can see the Silverlit: Nano Falcon XS being fun for all ages.  Both young and old!  Not to mention it is fun for the entire family to play with (Even if my hubby does whine about his turn)
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Give the gift of a good nights Rest

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

My bed, how to put into words my feelings towards sleep hmmm
Well as someone who has been down the insomnia road I see sleep for the essential part of life it is.  It is true you never know how important something is until it is gone.
Sleep Insomnia is horrible, and sometimes unexplained!  I got several blood test to see what is wrong with me only to be told it is nothing!  I am in perfect health.
My doctors only advice was to practice better sleeping habits.
A HUGE HUGE HUGE thing on his list was make my bed comfortable.  That means make the room cool, lights off and use comfy sheets and pillows.
I made it my mission to make my bedroom an oasis.

 PeachSkinSheets makes that possible with their Breathable, ultra soft, anti-pill and anti-snag bed sheets featuring thermal control and moisture management properties.  Warm sleepers stay cool, and cool sleepers stay cozy. 
This is great for me I am so that person with their window open in the middle of December.  I have awoke quite a few times with my nose numb from being cold.  I am always over heated though, so I need sheets that dont get to toasty!
The durable athletic grade performance SMART fabric wicks away moisture to keep you drier and more comfortable. 
Best of all, they have a luxurious 1500 Thread Count softness with a brushed PeachSkin finish on both sides. 
They wont shrink in the wash and they are anit-microbial. 
Available in Split King, Cali King, King, Queen, Full, Twin and XL Dorm Twin and XL Dorm Full. 
Their sheets have wrinkle release that is activated in the dryer on medium to medium/high heat (temperature depends on your dryer) in about 20 minutes after washing.  

That all sounds amazing, but what about prices?
 Prices start at $55.  They always have 2 Colors of the Month priced at $55 for any size set.  The regular sale price is $69.95 for any size set while Split King/Adjustable Bed specialty sizes are $85.  Here is the link to the current Colors of the Month: Color of the Month


Pretty great deal for good sheets!
Okay those are the facts according to the site.  Now let me tell you in my own words what I think...
Sheet HEAVEN!  I have been an Egyptian cotton fan for years, so PeachSkinSheets had some pretty big standards to live up too.  I was looking for soft/silky.  

And oh my have they lived up to that standard!  Their sheet are soft, silky and incredible to the touch.
The colors are rich and make my bedroom suite look amazing.
The are true to size and fit my bed perfectly.  Just like sheet should.

I don't know what more a person couldn't want out of a sheet, but PeachSkinSheets has lived up to each and everyone of my standards.
They are so confident in their product that they offer a free swatch for you to feel and fall in love before you buy:

No PeachSkinSheets have no cured my insomnia, but at least now I don't mind laying in bed for several hours before sleep finally comes.
Yes please be jealous of my oasis! ;)

To learn more please see any of the links below:

HolyClothing : Handmade clothing

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

My closet is stock full of clothing.  I have an outfit for almost any occasion.  I thought for sure there is nothing else in this world I could need..
Then I discovered HolyClothing.  They Clothing is handmade and combines modern and old world fashion to make something truly unique.
Their clothing is exclusive and I am sure you wont see anything like it in a store.
From the nosing around I did on their site I can say they offer a little bit of everything.  Dresses, Tops, skirts and pants.
They also offer several colors and sizes to really fit your clothing needs.
I personally was able to review the:



I choose to review the garment in Ruby Red.  This is only one of several colors offered.
I loved the fit!  It is true to size, there was no awkward pulling or tightness.
This is a dress, but as you can see I am wearing leggings and boots.  It was chilly that night, so I loved that it was so versatile that I could change the outfit up a bit.
Speaking of changing it up my sister and I love clothing.  As we were taking photos she began to get hyper and told me "GO GET THE BELT, GO GET THE BELT"
No we are not crazy... Well okay maybe a little, but several years ago we each got a belt.  The same one and it went with NOTHING.  This belt looked awkward on everything we wore and we were both pretty bummed.
I mean really we loved this thing in store and couldn't find a single outfit to wear it with...
Well that was before I am excited to tell you a belt a never wore before now has a new outfit!

Pretty cute right?!?!  The Viola Velvet Lace Embroidered Gypsy Hippy BabyDoll Mini Dress has so many different looks it can be worn with.  Boots and leggins make it casual.  Flats and a cute necklace makes it dressy.  Add a belt for some stylish flare.
It is a garment that is versatile it is like having several outfits all in one.
The long sleeves make and knee length make it perfect for fall.  The material is thin enough though that it could be worn early summer too.

Some of the featured I loved was the velvet, lace and rayon.  The combination of all three material was really appeasing the the eye and gave the dress character and charm.
There is a tie back to really help show case your natural curves.  

The material was perfect.  It wasn't stiff and was really comfy to wear.  
I don't want the word Handmade to scare anyone off.  This dress was top quality and I can tell whomever put it together paid attention to detail.  All the stitching and lengths were perfect.  The hems and lace were beautifully done.  And the color of the dress was exquisite. 
Speaking of colors the Viola Velvet Lace Embroidered Dress is offered in so many colors!  Below is an example of two others



So if you are wondering about price be prepared to be amazed.  The dress I reviewed is only $39.99!
For the quality of clothing you are getting this is an amazing price.  I check out their other items and everything is affordable!

What more could a person ask for a cute, durable clothing at a great price?!
Plus as I mentioned you wont find this in any store besides HolyClothing, so it is pretty exclusive too.

If you are looking for something to get to get that special lady in your life you need to check out HolyClothing:
Either online: HolyClothing




Scentco, Inc : Getting Crafty with the Holidays

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

Every year about two weeks before Christmas the boys and I do a daily craft.  12 days of crafts.  It helps to pass the time, the last two weeks are always the longest for my boys.  Also I have arch way between my living room and kitchen so it helps fill that up with Holiday Cheer.
This is our schedule this year:
1  Cut out and put together Snow Men
2 Santa's Hat
3 Gingerbread men (Construction paper and glue ones)
4 Reindeer prints
5 Paper Christmas Trees
6 Paper Snow Globes
7 reindeer antlers
8 Snowflakes 
9 Christmas List to Santa
10 Paper Santa Cookie
11 Draw a map for Santa
12 (Christmas Eve)  Letter Thanking Santa

My boys love it.  I like spending the time with them.  It never cost much, normally we get a new box of crayon, marker, paint, glue and of course construction paper.
This year though I have a huge surprise for them.
Scented gel Crayons and pencils from Scentco!
I was given two products from their holiday line, but I wanted to mention they offer so many other items!
First up was the holiday themed scented Gel Crayons.

There are 5 crayons in this pack and each are holiday scented:
Gingerbread
Hot cinnamon
Sugar Plum
Holiday Cheer
Candy Cane

And each have cute holiday photos.  My boys didn't use them yet, I want to save them as a surprise.  Don't worry though I used them already!
I love how strong the smell is!  As I was writing I could tell exactly which scent I was using.
The colors are super pretty too and the gel crayon size is perfect for little fingers!

Next I was able to review the Candy Cane Smencils.  

These are scented pencils.  I have a feeling my oldest is going to be taking them too school!  I can see him being the talk of the class with these awesome pencils.
These smell just like yummy peppermint!  The fun candy cane design really adds to the holiday fun.

Both items I got for review are fun, smell good and work great.
Scentco products would be the perfect addition to any holiday stocking!
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Merlot Skin Care

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

I love Winter time.  The crisp cool air, pretty snow and cuddling up with my family on the couch drinking hot chocolate.
My skin though isn't a fan!  I battle dry skin and the breakouts for curing the dry skin all winter long.  And no I don't just mean my face!  My arms, legs and even feet suffer the wrath of dry skin.
I learn over the years using top quality products helps to keep this dryness under control.
One of those companies is Merlot.  I've used the lotion several years ago and couldn't get over both the smell and the results.
You may not know this but red grape seeds have an all natural powerful antioxidants that help with anti-aging.  Grape seeds are 50 times more powerful then Vitamin E and 25 times more powerful then vitamin C.   

PLUS 
Merlot Skin care is a family run business based in the USA.  Their products are NOT tested on animals and they are Parben Free.

Getting excited about Merlot yet?  Well that is nothing, they don't just stop at keep the skin on our face healthy they offer products for every inch of our bodies!  Bye bye dry skin and hello fresh smooth skin!

I was able to try 3 products:

Winter Weather equals dry skin!  I need something to give my skin back its natural moister and the Merlot Grape Seed Moisturizer does just that!  It leaves my face feeling fresh and never greasy.  The 15 SPF adds a little extra protection to my already sensitive skin.
You rub this into your neck and face until it absorbed.  It can be used everyday and works almost instantly to give your face a smoother feel.

This smells amazing!  I mean really really good!  After taking a shower my bathroom still smells like it an hour later.  I love that it uses both grapes and aloe to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.  It gets down into skin to give it an all out conditioned feeling.
And it lathers up really nicely.  A little bit goes a long way.

Last but not least is the face mask.  I wear make up most days and my face tends to take the brunt of it.  My pores can get a clogged up yucky feeling.  I need to do weekly masks to get it all out. 
The Merlot Clay mask is perfect for this.  It draws out set in dirt and gives my skin that deep down clean it needs.  I simply let it dry and then use warm water to wash it off.
Easy to do with great results.

The three products I reviewed are only 3 of many!  I am so impressed with Merlot and can't believe how amazing my skin feels after only a few days of use.


Canvas Champ : The gift of Memories

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

My boys are growing up so fast, I choke up a bit when I realize next year I will be putting my Quinn on a bus to go to all day school!
My baby is going to be leaving me for 8+ hours a day!! 
Brandon is in 2nd grade and looking at his baby photos always makes me sad.  In a good way though, I think all parents worry about time and that their kiddos are growing up to fast.
I take photos nonstop though.  I remember each and ever moment of their little lives via photos.
Most of them are kept in shoe boxes, but sometimes I get a photo so special I want to highlight it.  I want people to walk into my house and be wowed by it.
So was the case with my boys school photos this year.  Quinn is going to his 2nd year of preschool and Brandon started 2nd grade.  Their photos were so cute, and you could see both of their personalities in them.
Brandon my outgoing huge personality sweet heart
Quinn my quirky little buddy
Their first day of school photos showed this and as a mom I wanted everyone to see it.

So I contacted Canvas Champ.  I have worked with them before and was wowed by the quality of their work. 
I love their site because you can customize your photo to meet your needs.  You can do a wrap around Canvas, a Canvas with a color border in your choose of color and even mirror imaging.
Plus they offer a huge selection in sizing.  I was given the 16X20 since I wanted both boys on this was the perfect size for my project.  Speaking of perfect, Canvas Champ offers their Canvas prints at an affordable price.
You can choose which type of hanging you have on the back, color finishing and even if you want retouching.

Okay I can tell you all the things you get and how great they are or I can just show you. 

TADA My canvas came out perfect, the colors are vibrate!  The canvas really makes the photo pop and gives an already sweet photo even more character.
I have no had many visitors since receiving the Canvas, but every single person who came into my living commented on how lovely it was.

Their are so many gifts to be given this holiday season, but putting a special photo on Canvas is like giving someone the gift of a memory.  One they can hang on their wall and smile about every day.

He's A Bully, Charlie Brown

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.

He's A Bully, Charlie Brown


2015 is the first year my oldest son dealt with a real bully.  This boy would pick on my son non stop, steal his stuff and make fun of him.  It broke my heart as his mom to see him feel down and to start to doubt himself.
Don't worry dear readers, if nothing else I am that over protective mama bear and put it to a stop almost right away.  I made calls and didn't stop until something was done.  The thing was he did happen and my son was left feeling sad and questioning why someone would say and do those horrible things to him.
How as a mom do I tell him that it wasn't a flaw with him?  That the other little boy is just mean?   How do I tell him that everyone at some point in time gets bullied?  That no one is immune to this horrible act?
We talked and talked and talked.  My son started to feel better and then I told him how I was picked on my entire childhood not just at school, but also at home.
I didn't go into detail, something that happened are things I hope he never has to hear about.
When we were done talking I asked him if I seem happy. 
 He looked at me and replied "yes you are always laughing and doing fun things with Quinn and me."  I then smiled back at him and said "See bulling doesn't defeat you little buddy.  Life goes on. Don't let someone else take away your happiness."

He raised his little chin and nodded.  My son may have been a victim of a bully but it wasn't going to break him.

Recently we watched He's a Bully, Charlie Brown

 Important life lessons are learned by thePeanuts gang, on He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown available October 6, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. This heartwarming collection brings together two Peanuts specials that are paired with an episode of The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show, that have been brilliantly remastered in all-new 4K Ultra HD transfers to DVD. In this must-own compilation, Charlie Brown is called upon to stand up for one of his pals, who is taken advantage of by a bully at summer camp.

With school out for summer, Charlie Brown and his pals set out for camp. Rerun van Pelt, Lucy’s youngest brother, brings his prized collection of marbles, which once belonged to his grandfather, Felix, an award-winning marbles champ. Rerun is determined to become a marble master just like his grandpa but first, he must find someone who will teach him how to play the game.

At camp, Rerun meets Joe Agate, a tough-talking and disrespectful older boy who takes advantage of Rerun’s naiveté and cons him out of all his grandpa Felix’s marbles. A devastated Rerun confides in Charlie Brown, who is so disgusted by Joe’s behavior that he decides to stand up to him, with the help of Snoopy as Joe Cool, of course. Will Charlie Brown summon the courage to face the awful Joe Agate and win back Rerun’s beloved marbles?

In It was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown, which is also featured on this release, it’s a hilarious battle of boys against girls, with Snoopy having to get in the middle of it all.  At summer camp, the Peanuts gang put up with poor food and the girls winning all the sports competitions. To get even, the boys challenge them to an arm-wrestling contest between Lucy and “The Masked Marvel” – aka Snoopy in disguise. Will the boys triumph or stay defeated?

He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown also features an episode of The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show, which includes four delightful segments, including Shoveling,RerunLost Blanket and The Manager.

He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown, sends a powerful message. From time to time, we’re all faced with situations in which we have to be strong, courageous and stand up for what we believe is right,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “We’re delighted to release this inspiring collection. If you love Peanuts, this is one title you won’t want to miss.”
  
I love the message it delivers.  I loved that my son got to see some of his favorite characters going through what he did.  
No one deserves to get bullied.  He's a Bully, Charlie Brown delivers that message in a heartfelt way that will leave kids inspired to stick up for themselves and others who become the victim of bullying.  

Duri Cosmetics"Revel In Luxury" Collection

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

 Duri Cosmetics"Revel In Luxury" Collection




Most people dislike Winter, I love it!  To me it is the best time of the year.  I like being chilly, cuddling up on the couch with hot chocolate and a warm blanket to me is better than swimming the pool any day.
Not to mention my Fall/Winter wardrobe is my absolute favorite!
Now for those of you who tend to get down and gloomy during the cold months cheering up can be as easy as adding a little color to your life!
The lovely people at Duri Cosmetics get that and wanted to offer a Luxury line that would help cheer people up during what I am told is gloomy months!
I am excited to show off the all new Revel In Luxury Collection, by Duri Cosmetics!


Winter and Fall never looked so good as it does now with Duri's elevated autumnal and winter toned neutrals.  What was once just a blah neutral is now popping with rich nail polish hues. 
Each shade in this collection has its own unique flare and glamour. Colors are blended together to give them a whole new flare.  In colors that are perfect for daily day wear and a night on the town wear.

"Revel in Luxury" features twelve new colors that work perfectly with fall and winter. 
Choose from:
It's All About Me (659) - a cultivated, vibrant watermelon pink
Posh (667) - an enigmatic, sensual purple
Live It Up! (662) - a soothing moss khaki
In Vogue (666) - a sophisticated and playful salmon
Oh, My Stars (657) - a serene yet confident dark turquoise with just a hint of blue micro-shimmer
Black Diamond (663) - a powerful black saturated with silver micro-glitter
Chic Chick (658) - a luxurious taupe-hued mink 
Au Moment (660) - a stately pearly iced pink
Lost In Elegance (661) - a sumptuous chinchilla with subtle copper and silver micro-shimmer
Paint The Town (664) - a tasteful winter amaryllis red
Feeling Beautiful (665) - a dusty, comforting rose 
Revel In Luxury (668) - a magnificent shimmering royal sapphire
 Duri's polishes are available nationwide at salons, spas and specialty stores, as well as online at www.duri.com.  
At only $6 a bottle you can afford to stay fashionable year round!

Duri's entire collection of 300+ nail polishes are all free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde, and are also environmentally friendly, ensuring your nails will look exquisite without all of the harsh chemicals. 

I was able to review 7 colors and I want to comment on each:
Lets start with Lost in Elegance.  To me it looks like a pastel purple with just a little bit a shimmer to give it a glamour look.  I can see this looking cute with several outfits.

Chic Chick this is almost a purplish taupe color.  A bit darker then Lost in Elegance, but still has that popping look.  I could see myself using the two together to give my nails a cute two toned look.

Posh is a deep rich purple that makes a statement.  I love the luxurious shine!  

Black Diamond is a shiny black.  It has silver micro glitter inside to prevent it from being dull.  The black really pops and the glitter gives your nails a shiny fashionable look.  For anyone who is thinking does it look Gothic?  The answer is no, it has more of a stylish feel.  I could see it being the perfect color for dressing up.

Live it Up this is a moss khaki color.  It reminds me a grayish brown mixed together.  I could see it being cute for everyday wear.  I know it fall I tend to wear a lot of browns, blacks and grays.  This will match them perfectly.

Paint the town is a bright red!  I love this one some days I just feel like sticking out and Paint the Town is the perfect way to do that.  Nothing makes a statement louder than an in your face red :) 

Last but not least is Revel in Luxury.  This is a pretty cobalt blue that goes on beautifully and is really an attention grabber.  It is sure to add class to any outfit!

The seven colors I reviewed all went on perfect and smooth!  The colors are just as rich in real life as they are in their photos.  The look beautiful and add so much personality.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Boot Butler Holiday Gift guide

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!


Boot Butler Holiday Gift guide


Hello my name is Savannah and I have a shoe addiction.  I keep my shoes for years and currently have pairs that have been with me since my sophomore year of high school.
There have been times when I purchased 3 of the same shoe just in different colors.  Every outfit has a perfect shoe and every shoe has a perfect outfit.
My shoes are kept in a certain order and rotated with the season.....

Yeah you may be giggling, but no lie I have a shoe addiction, last year my hubby made me do a "shoe purge" at the end of the purge I still had close to 100 pairs.  I was so devastated over said purge I went and purchased myself 3 new pairs to help cope :).
The poor man!  He has since give up hope and just lets me keep my shoes.
I do rotate shoes through the season though since my closet can only hold so many pairs.
Sadly doing this my boots tend to go limp and crease weird :(

This year though I wont have that issue thanks to the Boot Butler.

Organize your boots in half the space. Hang up to five pairs just like your coat. No more messy piles of boots. No more creases: extends the life of your valuable boots and preserves the shape. Save time when you're picking out what to wear.
They hang straight up and down too so they take up hardly any room at all.


The Boot Butler has no clips so there is no little indents.  You simply slip the plastic prongs inside almost like a foot and it holds them straight out.  Keeping their shape and hardly taking up any space.

To learn more please see my link below: