Monday, February 29, 2016

Do your wedding in style with Aisle Style

Compensation will be received for this post.  All words and opinions are still my own.

Do your wedding in style with Aisle Style

Including my own wedding I have been in 4.  My own of course, when I was really little I was a flower girl, one of my best friends and last year my little sister's wedding.  Each time I was all dolled up in beautiful dresses.  Sadly that style cost me quite a bit!  For my sister's wedding alone I spent over $500!!  

My brother is getting married soon and again I am so excited and honored to be part of their special day, but his soon to be wife is shopping on a budget.
Which is perfect for me ;)
After going through page after page on the internet we found a site we ADORE; Aisle Style.
Their Bridesmaids Dresses  are absolutely stunning and up to date with the current style.  They come in so many designs and colors that they are sure to fit any wedding theme.
Plus they have long dresses, short dress, dresses with lace, dresses with sash.  What ever you little heart desires they are sure to have it.
And the best part is they are affordable!  I wont have to break the bank to be in my brothers wedding.
So I know everyone has their own style, I wanted to give you a small peek at some of the dresses they offer.  And please note this really and truly is just a small peek!  They have so much more





Okay so of course we all have our favorite and this one last one here just happens to be mine!  I like the sophisticated look, plus I could so see myself wearing this to church or one of my lady group gatherings.
Ordering seems really easy.  You pick the dress you want by style.  From there you can pick the color, this particular dress has 44 different choices of color!!  I can't be the only one saying wow right now lol.  I know for my sisters wedding we passed on so many dresses since they didn't come in the color she wanted.  But with 44 colors I can't see how they wouldn't have what you are looking for.
After you pick your color you choose size.  If you live in the US you go by that sizing chart, they also have UK and EU.  I liked this features, I always have a hard time figuring out what my UK size is.  The fact they tell me right there on the same page is really helpful.
Then you pick your shipping and TADA you are done!!!
Wow I am not done, this dress is listed at E68.99!!!  Do your realize that out of the hundreds of dressed I looked up this is one of the prettiest and most affordable!
I don't know about you, but for now on when I am in wedding I so know where I am telling the bride to shop :)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Homasy Oil Diffuser

Disclaimer  I was given the products in this review for the purpose of review and to provide my honest feedback.
For anyone not using an oil diffuser you have no clue what you are missing.  Not only do they make our homes smell amazing, but they also have a lot of health benefits.  Did you know each essential oil has a different benefit?  I currently have a cold and have peppermint to help open my sinuses.  At night time I have frankincense or lavender to relax me and get rid of insomnia.  And there is so many other scents with so many other uses.
The great thing about a diffuser is they spread the scents and oils through out your home making everyone benefit from them.
A good diffuser can last awhile.  This Homasy Oil diffsuer does just that!  

I fill it up first thing in the morning then let it go to do its thing.  With in a few minutes my entire house smells amazing.  Unlike other diffusers I own I have to remove the water reserve in this one to fill.  It is a little more work, but not a huge deal.
I like though that this one hold so much water!  I have it running most of the day before it runs out.  A few times it even has some left as I was getting ready for bed.
You can choose to have the mist on by itself or with the light.  I like that I don't have to have the light on.  As I said sometimes I use it at night to relax.  At 28 I don't need a night light any more ;)
The touch button is located right on the front so you don't need to pick it up or anything to access it.
Also it plugs in!!  No batteries need.  For me this was a HUGE plus I use my diffusers every single day.  There is no way I would want to keep changing a battery.
And of course since it is releasing a mist it really does help to moisten the air.  We had a rough winter here in PA I need all the moister I can get right now!!  My house is so dry, the mist has really been helping.

Now with so many choices out there I know it can be tough to narrow it down so let me give you the link to Homasy.  I have had quite a few diffusers and as a long time user this one gets the thumbs up from me!

Future Trillionaire

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.
Every Sunday I wake up bright and early to get ready for church.  I put on one of my favorite dresses, style my hair and slip on a cute pair of shoes.  Getting myself dressed up is no where near as fun as getting my boys all dolled up.  
We have an entire drawer of "holiday" and "our Sunday Bests" it is filled with sweater vests, ties, button ups and even some cute hats.  
Unlike girls though finding cute boy clothing gets tougher and tougher the old they get! 
Thanks to the company Future Trillionaire I can now keep my kiddos in style a lot longer!

Easter is right around the corner and Future Trillionaire’s kids clothing line is the perfect fit to having your kid looking dapper in no time! With coordinating outfits focusing on shirts, ties and bowties, Future Trillionaire has taken the guesswork out of looking like a trillion bucks. Perfect for family pictures, holiday gatherings and even school graduations as well! 

 There are so many styles to choose from, featuring: Colorful, fashionable shirts 100% Cotton/Chambray blends Matching ties and bowties Adjustable neckband on bowties to fit most sizes Custom buttons Available in sizes 2-8 Most sets $39 or less Bold colors like “Cookies and Cream” and “Supreme” take a modern twist on timeless classics.
So I know you are all dying to see Quinn all dressed up






Doesn't he look so cute!  The shirt is super soft so I don't have to worry about him tugging on it and telling me he is itchy.  Also the tye is a clip on!  As someone who has never tied a tie before I was pretty excited to see it was an easy one ;)!
And the shirt speaks for itself!  You can see from the photo just how cute my little man looks.  This mama is pretty excited about this company and can't wait to order more from them

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Getting Old Stinks

Disclaimer: Products mention in this were given to me for free to give my honest feedback.
On April 5 I will be 29 years old.  I remember when I was a kid I thought 29 was ancient!  I remember getting frustrated with my dad for not letting me eat pizza at 11PM because he would get heartburn.   I remember stomping my feet when he took to long to get off the couch because his back was aching.  Speaking of 11PM that was his bed time no matter what day of the week it was!!!  That was when 9 year old was ready to enter party mode!  Sleep was for the weak lol
Fast forward 20 years and I have all those issues plus more!  I wake up every morning with a twinge in my shoulder, my sinuses are always backed up.  I get heart burn at least twice a week.  I need NOT WANT, but need at least 8 hours of sleep or  can't function as a human.
My hair is getting dull, my skin is getting crinkly, my eyes aren't as good as they once were and I snore some times!!  I SNORE!
lol Getting old stinks, I want to go back to the good old days when I could run to sheets at 2am and eat whatever I wanted with out getting heartburn.  I want to be able to bounce out of bed without that twinge in my shoulder.  I don't want to have to pull out glasses at the grocery store to read food labels!

I can't fix my eyes or that horrible snore, but I can at least take away some of the twinges and pain thanks to Salonpas the new patch is convenient and versatile.  It has three active ingredients to help with pain, camphor (3.1%), menthol (10%) and methyl salicylate (15%).  They work together to provide temporary relief of minor aches and pains.
The patch is only one of the items Salonpas offers.  They have something for every ache and pain:
Arthritis Pain
 Joint Pain 
Lower Back Pain 
Muscle Pain
 Neck & Shoulder Pain 
Sprain, Strain & Bruises
Don't take my word for it right now Salonpas is offering free samples of the product at www.salonpassample.com


I can't make my eyes see better, I can't rid my face of its new creases.  I am getting older and that is okay :)  Each laugh line marks a smile I shared with my boys, my fading eyes are most likely from the thousands of books I read.  At least though I can age with a bit less pain thanks to Salonpas

Friday, February 19, 2016

Paw Patrol

Disclaimer:  I was given the DVD in this post for the purpose of review.

If you came to my house right now and turned on my DVR the first thing you would see is about 10 episodes of Paw Patrol.  My little Quinn had me record them and whenever he is having a bad day we curl up on the couch and watch them together.  His favorite is when they meet the new pup Everest.  This is his favorite show, we even have several of the play sets!  You have no clue how many times we taking some sort of Paw Patrol toy in for show n tell at his preschool.
He loves these sweet little pups.
As I said we do have them on DVR, but as you may know I can't take that with me.  He can't take them to his nannies house for sleep over and sometimes we like to watch TV in my room.  Sadly I can't just unplug the DVR and take it back with us.
That is why I was excited when I was given the chance to reivew the Brave Heroes, Big Rescues Paw Patrol DVD
And it even has an episode we never seen before!!  I never knew there was a Mer-Pup episode!
The PAW Patrol pups are geared up and ready to tackle some of their biggest challenges yet in the new DVD release PAW Patrol: Brave Heroes, Big Rescues available March 1, 2016


Young adventure seekers won't want to miss a minute as they join their favorite pups for high-stake rescues through dangerous caves, bunny-filled woods, an icy tundra and more adventures. As the number-one preschool series on TV, this PAW Patrol DVD collection is a must-have for every Nickelodeon collection. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Brave Heroes, Big Rescues will be available on DVD March 1st
 
 
PAW Patrol: Brave Heroes, Big Rescues includes the following episodes:
  • Pups Save Jake/Pups Save the Parade - Jake and Chase explore a deep cave, but their adventure takes a turn when Jake ends gets his ankle stuck between some fallen rocks. Ryder, Rubble and Marshall need to get to the cave and save him. The Adventure Bay Parade Day goes awry when Alex puts too many balloons on Katie's bathtub float and Cali and Chickaletta float away.
  • Pups Save A Mer-Pup - At a beachside camping trip, the PAWPatrol spots a Mer-Pup in trouble. The team transforms into Mer-Pups under the magical Mer-Moon to save their new underwater friends.
  • Pups Save a Friend/Pups Save a Stowaway - Feeling like he has four left paws and that his clumsy ways are constantly messing up his friends' fun, Marshall decides to take a break from the PAW Patrol and goes off to the woods. The pups notice Marshall is gone and jump into action to find him and bring him back to the Lookout. In Pups Save a Stowaway, the PAW Patrol are on a road trip in the Paw Patroller to the Icy Tundra to help Jake count penguins. Little do they realize, Cali has been packed up as an unsuspecting stowaway. In an effort to get home, Cali finds herself on Everest's plow and the pups have to rescue a kitten.
  • Pups Bark with Dinosaurs - The Paw Patrol is on a big excavation dig in the jungle with Cap'n Turbot looking for dinosaur fossils when they unearth three fossilized eggs. The eggs hatch and the three baby pterodactyls begin running around Adventure Bay.  The PAW Patrol is on the case and soon all the prehistoric creatures are found.
 
PAW Patrol: Brave Heroes, Big Rescues Fast Facts:
Street Date: March 1st 2016
DVD Running Time: 92 minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French and Spanish Dolby Stereo

My boys loved it and Quinn I swear is going to wear out the DVD soon he has watched it so many times.
If you have a little Paw Patrol fan in your home you so need this DVD.  These episodes are so much fun and show our favorite pups at their best, saving the day and having fun :)

My SheIn Spring Wish List


I am so ready for Spring, only Spring though I hate the heat of summer!!
I have so many cute dresses I got on clearance this Winter I can't wait to start wearing them and thanks to SheIn I am going to be adding even more!
Check out there cute collection:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

HE NAMED ME MALALA

Disclaimer:  I was given a DVD to write my personal review.  Regardless I stand by what I say in this post and all the opinions I express.
A very long time ago a 5 year old me walked into a huge scary building with pigtails in her hair, a bookbag on her back and a tiny lunch can clutched in her hands.  My dad told me they would teach me math and one day I could add big numbers just like him, my mom told me I would get to learn all about science and I would soon have answers to all my whys I tend to ask her, my pappy told me that they would teach about History and important people.  I stood in awe of this building and all the mysteries I would learn inside.
Not all little girls though are giving this chance.  For some going to school is terrifying or not even a choice.  Sadly in some places people are targeted for standing up for a females right to learn.  
I know we all here the stories, but it seems unreal.  It seems to far away to really be a concern.  Yes I always felt bad, but what could I do what difference could I make?
It wasn't until I watched He Named Me Malala that the reality of it hit me.  It wasn't until this movie that I realized just how horrible it really is.
I hope through my post you will want to learn more about Malala and her incredible story.  This young woman is brave, strong and a survivor.  

HE NAMED ME MALALA

This is a documentary showing the intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

NGC, along with partner 21st Century Fox, proudly stand with Malala, and hope we will too!  They launched a social media campaign.  For every changed facebook photo or twitter tweet using hashtag #withMalala 21st Centruy Fox will donate $1 to the Malala Fund, up to $50000

We tweet something dumb everyday!  Right now my profile photo is of my pup wearing glasses!  Why not have a photo that will count, a tweet that will mean something?
If you were ever like me and thinking "Well what can I do?" Here is your chance a simple small act can make a huge difference.

And if you want to see He Named Me Malala it will premier commercial free on Monday, February 29 at 8et on National Geographic Channel and Nat GEO Mundo in the US 


If you have the time please watch it!  This story is an inspiration to all, this women is awe inspiring 

Pilot at Shoplet

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.
Quinn is going to regular school this year :(.  My littlest man is going to be leaving me 5 days a week for several hours a day and I am heartbroken.  I am so proud of him though and excited to see him start this new chapter of his life.
The other day we got an inch thick packet in the mail.  Inside were hundreds of papers that I had to fill out and take with me to his screening in March.
My poor hand almost fainted lol
Thanks to several new pens I recied it wasn't so bad though :)!  We wizzed on through and besides the papers his dentist and doctor have to fill out we are done!!  Whoot go Team Me.
Wondering what pens I was using?
Acroball Pro Hybrid Pens

The pack includes black, red and blue.  Here is what I love about these, they write super smooth!  I never have to go back over a space and my writing just flows.  When filling out as many papers as I did the last thing you want is a faulty pen.
The ink does dry pretty quickly, but I did have a smudge or two if I hit the ink by accidnet.  No big deal though, I write right handed so my palm doesn't drag over my work. :)

Acroball Ballpoint Pens

So I really love this set and they have actually become my new favorite pen!  There is no smudging at all!  I can write all I want and no matter how many times I bump my words they don't smear.
Also the writing again is smooth and goes effortlessly on the page.
Finally I love that the point is smaller, when filling at forms they give you an inch of space to write your address my town only has 15 letters!  I need a small point pen for these types of forms and this one is perfect. 

Acroball Colors Pens

What drew me to these pens was the brightness!  The ink goes on and looks almost like gel!  But it is smooth and doesn't run or glob onto the page.

And last, but not least was the Dr. Grip Frosted Pen
This pen write so smoothly that it glides across the paper.  The soft finger grip makes sure my fingers never get cramped.  Also it is light weight so I never have to worry about my hand getting tired.

When sitting in front of a mountain of papers it is nice to know you have a pen you can count on!  The pens above get the job done without causing you more stress!
You can find them all at Shopet

Monday, February 15, 2016

Frankenstein – The Complete Mini-Series Event

Disclaimer:  I was given a product for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
When my hubby and I started to date he was really into rap music.  I have no issue with rap music and even like a few of the songs, but he was a bit over the top with it and would blast his music as we were driving.  I get car sick so any type of loudness makes me nausea.   He learned his lesson the hard way and felt bad and told me next time we go out I could decided what we listen to...
BIG MISTAKE!
You see my car was filled with audio books, whenever I left the house I would listen to them.  I went into school late a few times, because I was sitting in my car unable to pull myself away.
Try explaining to the office you were late, because you wanted to hear if someone was really dead!
Anyway my hubby (at the time boyfriend) didn't know this.  So the next time we left I ejected the current book I was listening to and put the cassette into his car.  It just happened to be Frankenstein :)!!  And we were at the part when the monster was getting a little out of hand and killing people off.
He didn't say a word the entire time, but I could tell he was freaked out this was the kind of stuff I listened to in the car lol.

Frankenstein is one of my favorites and I have listen to that cassette so many times I broke it!  
When I seen MillCreek Entertainment was offering Frankenstein the Complete Mini Series from the Hallmark channel I just knew I had to have it.
This was the first movie/tv series that was anywhere near the book!  The only one that got it right in my option.

About:
FRANKENSTEIN THE COMPLETE MINI-SERIES EVENT

What happens when man violates the laws of God and science? For Captain Walton (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games) and the crew of a weather-beaten ship stranded in the icy sea, the answer follows their rescue of a scientist close to death, frozen in fear, and insane with dire warnings. Viktor Frankenstein (Alec Newman, Frank Herbert’s Dune) has a story to tell—a story as chillingly real as the tortured howls emanating from the Arctic fog and as timeless as the need to be loved.

I have seen a lot of adaptions, but this one for me is the best.  And take it from someone whom has read and listen to the story at least 100 times!   

BUY A TANK, GIVE A TANK - TO A MOTHER IN NEED

Disclaimer:  I was given a product for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
When I think of the word mother a few words come to mind.  Strength, courage, selfless, powerful, determined, loving, generous, compassionate, invincible, beautiful. 
I am sure if i took the time I could make an entire page or words to describe mothers, but those are the ones that come to my mind first.
When it comes to our little ones we are all those things and more.  I very seldom seen my mom angry and when I did it was on my behalf.  She would have taken on the world for me if I asked her to.  As the mom of two little boys I get that, there is no line I wouldn't cross for them.
I hate when I see mom's compete and compare themselves.  Arguing who does it better.  We should be picking each other up, not knocking one another down.

Motherhood is the greatest thing I have ever done and will ever do.  And I am proud to be part of an elite club of strong, brave, selfless, compassionate, take on the world group of women.

And I finally have a way to give back to my fellow mothers thanks to Bravado Designs Launches 
The just launched their“Support Her Dream” Campaign to Donate 10,000 Nursing Tanks to Baby Buggy

 With every purchase of the NEW Bravado Dream Nursing Tank   through April at www.bravadodesigns.com and national and specialty retailers, Bravado will donate a nursing tank to Baby Buggy to help ensure moms in need have a successful start to their breastfeeding journey. The donation goal of 10,000 nursing tanks is valued at nearly half a million dollars and will be distributed to the organizations Baby Buggy serves throughout North America. Beverley Mitchell, actress and mother of two, was inspired when she heard about the Support Her Dream campaign. “There's nothing more important to me than being a mother to my two children. I've been blessed with being able to give them everything they need from the start, but I'm very aware that many mothers don't have the same circle of support or resources, especially when it comes to their breastfeeding journey,” says Beverley. “I was touched when I heard about the Bravado Designs Support Her Dream campaign because it gives moms the chance to directly help a mom in need. I knew right away I wanted to help raise awareness for the cause.” 

 The New Dream Nursing Tank is so comfortable!  These are great to wear around the house or even on the go!  Plus they look super cute, I have been layering mine with blazers, but when it gets warm outside I can see myself just wearing the tank by itself.

It comes down to my hips so I love that it gives me the coverage I need.  It also features a double layer, cotton full support built-in nursing bra Removable foam inserts for discretion and shape.

The straps deliver perfect support, I have worn mine a few times and I am yet to get those unsightly indents,

I love it!  You can get it in several colors so you can get one for each outfit.
Best of all though you are helping out a fellow mom.  Regardless if you breastfeed or bottle-feed you have to admit it feels pretty freaking good knowing you are helping out another new time mom.

Winter Lips!

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for review.  All opinions are my own
They are dry, cracked and look dull.  These are my Winter lips.  Conditioning, exfoliating and using balm on them do help a lot!  I like to mess around with new products to see which work the best and I just found VENeffect’s Lip Treatment
We all get older and while most of us focus on staying in shape and working on fine lace in our face we tend to forget our lips.  Unlike it is to late.  Thanks to VENeffect's  Anti Aging Lip Treatment we can give our lips that youthful look they once had.

It helps reduce and prevent the appearance of vertical lines, as its deeply hydrating and protective formula smoothes, softens and plumps. Instantly hydrates and smoothes delicate lip area skin Helps minimize and prevent vertical lines around your lips Gently plumps and enhances the rosy glow Prevents lipstick bleed and enhances long lasting lip color VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance free, gluten free, and paraben free. Made in the USA.

Okay that is a whole lot of words.  Let me tell you how it work for me.  It had the absolute lightest of citrus scent.  I could barely smell it, which is perfect for me.  I hate harsh smells so having a faint citrus smell is perfect.  The color looks like butter cream, but it goes on clear.  The second it touched my lips I could feel instant softness!  I'm not being over the top either, as I type this review I keep rubbing my lips together because I cant get over how soft they feel.
It isn't greasy and it rubs in perfectly.  I just get a real tiny bit on the tip of my finger and apply it.  There is no taste at all, there is no sort of weird stinging either.
Just pure softness!
I honestly wish I could say something bad, because I know someone is say this is to good to be true.  But it isn't this is just one of those products that I have nothing bad to say.


So now my lips feel healthy and look good.  I want to add a little boldness to them.  That is where MILANI lip color comes in!
It’s time to put your lipsticks on notice. The Amore Matte Lip Crème has arrived. This revolutionary, highly saturated liquid-to-matte formula dries to a soft, velvety finish for fuller- looking lips. Its double-sided, flexible plush applicator hugs the contours of lips, working to lock in bold, opaque color. Non-sticky, smooth and ready for all-night wear, the Amore Matte Lip Crème is the ultimate transfer resistant kiss-me-matte.

I love that it dries, there is no sticky feeling left behind.  The color goes on so smooth and no matter what I do it stays on.  I can eat, drink and even kiss my hubby and my color stays true.
A color that goes on and stays on.
There is so many colors to choose from, I was sent 3 of them and all three are bold and beautiful.
Amore Matte Lip Crème will be available in 18 shades: Adorable, Precious, Loved, Craze, Devotion, Gorgeous, Sweetheart, Fancy, Obsession, Covet, Sugar, Flame, Amore, Babe, Cherish, Allure, Fling, Fascination
So you are sure to find one that matches you.


Winter time can be super harsh on my lips, but at least now I have a way to fight back!  Both of these products have my lips feeling and looking good :)

#MySparkle Your Bijoux Box

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for review.  All opinions are my own
I like to dress up.  Matching up the perfect shoes and outfit is fun for me.  Add to that a super cute purse and killer jewelry and I have a blast!  No really my hubby has been heard to say "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST PUT SOMETHING ON AND LETS FREAKING GO!!!"
Doesn't the man know dressing up is a form of art and can't be rushed!
Sadly though the purse and jewelry are something I just got into.  I have always adored clothing and shoes so my collection is pretty big.
My purse and jewelry though is so lacking.
When I seen the Your Bijoux Box I just knew I had to have it!  Each month their is 3 pieces of jewelry delivered right to your door!  Shipping to the US is free so all together the box is only $35!!  I don't know about you, but I don't know anywhere that you can get 3 pieces of jewelry for that price.
And if you are thinking the quality can't be to good you are wrong!  My stuff is beautiful!
Now they did two sneak peeks on their page which I am going to share with you.  These are for the February box.

I know I said they send 3 items, but because of the watch this month there is 4 items.
Now I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone, but I do have to say my ears are looking pretty cute right now ;)

Each month is different so your jewelry collection will keep growing.  And they mix it up :).

No matter what you are sure to love your new sparkles!
Your Bijoux Box offers a monthly box of hand-curated jewelry. The cost is $35 per month. There are three sparkles per box. Extended subscriptions include a pricing discount and shipping is free to US destinations, (there is a $6 per box shipping fee to Canadian addresses)https://www.yourbijouxbox.com/ 

Graze

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for review.  All opinions are my own

Snack with two little boys can be hard.  Some times I just want to open whatever bag of chips I can find and hand it to them!  And trust me some times I do, do this.  I am only a perfect mom 2 days a week ;)
In all seriousness though my kids are 5 and 8 and it seems they change their mind once a week.
For the longest time spaghetti was their favorite so I made Thursday night Spaghetti night.
Fast forward 2 weeks ahead and now they HATE it!  They can't even look at it lol
The same goes for snacks one week it is their favorite and then it isn't.
That is why we like to try new things and Graze gives us the chance to do that!

Each month they send a box of snacks for us to try and see what we love.
They are the perfect snack size portion.  You tell them what you love and they send you a box made just for you.
Their snacks have GM ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup and no trans fat .
They are a healthy option!
I was sent a box with 8 graze snacks.  They were
Pretzels with chocolate sauce
sweet mustard ranch pretzels and cashews
Sunflower, pumpkin and flaxseed pack
thai and sweet chili bites (the sauce with these was so good!!) 
fruit and seed flapjack
hazelnut, peanut, cranberry and raisin trail mix
dried fruit pineapple, mango and coconut
kettle corn kern pops

Everything was so good and really was the perfect snacking size.
And guess what!  You can get your first box free by using my code
The code SIMPLYME is now live  receive your first free box

You can check them out here:
https://www.graze.com/us/about/press

https://www.graze.com/us/help/how-it-works

Spaze Apparel

Disclaimer:  I was given this shirt to wear and give my honest feedback
We all have those days when we just want to sit around the house.  I have been having those days a lot lately.  I am kind of stuck in a rut :(
It is okay though I've been getting a lot of reading done, catching up on stuff I've pushed off for years and even redecorated my living room!!  YAY, GO ME!! 
The best part of sticking around the house is my family loves me just for being me.  I can brush my teeth, throw my hair in a low pony tail and I am good to go.  Heck I can even sit around all day in my PJ's.  My hubby does insist I brush my hair though, with thick wavy hair it can get a bit scary when not attended lol
The thing is though I am a mom so I still need to take my kiddos to school, go grocery shopping and even play dates.  We have basketball, karate and on Wednesdays we have Church club.
So staying home all day everyday is not an option for me.
I have to get out of my PJ's and go out into the world!!!
I need clothing that is relaxing, but also acceptable to the public :)
Which is why I love the new Shirt I got from Spaze Apparel
I ordered a size up, I am normally a XL, I have been in a mood lately and I wanted something loose fitting.  Plus I wanted to be able to layer this top.
The color is perfect, I thought for sure the red wouldn't be as bold, but it was.
The inside is so warm and it is fleece, so you know it is soft as well.  It is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but also cute enough that I can do some grocery shopping.
I have worn it with jeans, baggy pants and even my favorite grey slacks.
It goes with everything!

And it is affordable, plus it arrived quickly!!  I am pretty impressed not only with the top, but also with the company themselves. 


Nixall

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for review.  All opinions are my own

For anyone with sinus and allergies you know how much of a pain these conditions can be!   Add to that asthma and you have a winning combination...  Hmmm well I guess winning wouldn't be the word to use here, more like annoying.
I am that person who has all 3!  Getting a cold always feels like death, my hubby thinks I fake how sick I feel.  I wish he would realize it stinks not being able to take a deep breath.  Plus 80% of my colds turn into a sinus infection :(.  Sometimes I spend hours just trying to open up my nasal passage.
Warm showers help, certain essential oils also help and I have even used heating pads on my face to relive pressure.
These are things I do when I am sick.  I use my humidifier to keep me feeling good all the time though.  Those 3 things may amplify when I am sick, but they are always there.

And I just found out I may have been making myself sicker by not cleaning my machine properly! 
With cold and flu season in full swing many people are being told by their doctors to pull out their humidifiers to help get a more restful sleep, but could your humidifier actually make you sicker? It is true, running your humidifier without properly cleaning it can cause issues that can make you even more sick and may cause long term issues with your lungs. Most companies recommend that you throughly clean your humidifier every 3 to 4 days, but when you are sick it tends to be the last thing you want to do at night. A new company called Nixall has the solution to do the job for you. 

 Nixall PH Balanced Cleanser allows you to put a cup and a half of its cleanser into the humidifier each time you fill it. This will clean the stale mildew air and leave the room feeling fresh. 

Nixall Cleanser has a vapor containing hypochlorouc acid which is proven to kill bacteria viruses and germs while at the same time it cleans the humidifier.

It makes so much sense!  How can I clean my air with a dirty device?  
I have been using it for a few days and even though I can't really test my own air it does seem to smell different.  Which I am going to take as a good sign.
If you want to learn more and start making your living environment healthier check out my link below:
Nixall

Friday, February 12, 2016

#footpeel

Disclaimer:  I was able to purchase this product for free to give my honest feedback
My feet are horrible, they are dry all the time and even crack :(
With spring coming up I am worried they would look nice for my sandals.  So I tried a new product Baby Foot Mask - Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Calluses and Hello to Soft, Beautiful Feet in Just 7 Days - Salon Quality Foot Peel Mask at Home

I was pretty excited when I seen all the 5 stars and the satisfaction guaranteed!!  
Sadly it didn't work for me :(

I am on day 5 and my feet are just as rough as always and there is no peeling what so ever.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

LEGO NINJAGOTM: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 5

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for hte purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.
LEGO® NINJAGOTM: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 5

After peace was restored at the end of season four, season five introduces new evil enemies and new adventures for the Ninja. In an epic quest to save Lloyd from Morro, the Elemental Master of Wind, the powerless Ninja will travel to the city of Stiix. The Ninja need to decipher three clues in order to find the Realm Crystal before Morro releases his master, the Preeminent, a monstrous deity from the Cursed Realm seeking to curse all of NINJAGOTM. Will the Ninja find the Realm Crystal before Morro and save Lloyd? Or will the Preeminent be unleashed? LEGO

 NINJAGOTM: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 5 on DVD includes ten 22-minute episodes: 
 1. Winds of Change 
2. Ghost Story 
3. Stiix and Stones 
4. The Temple of Haunted Hill 
5. Peak-a-Boo 
6. Kingdom Come 
7. The Crooked Path 
8. Grave Danger
 9. Curse World, Part I 
10. Curse World, Part II

This season is a must see for any fan!  Even if you already seen it on TV you can relive your favorite moments over and over again.
The animation is astonishing, the story line is fun for little ones and it is okay for kiddos.  Meaning as a mom I don't have to worry about it giving them nightmares!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Beating those Winter Blues

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.
I love the cold.  Putting on my favorite sweater, making a mug of hot chocolate and curling up in front of my heater with a good book is my idea of a good time.
My boys are the other hand HATE the cold.  If there is snow they are good, but on days when it is just cold and deary they go nuts locked  up in the house.  And to be honest I go a little nutty too with them lol

There is a few tricks my kiddos and I have for beating those Winter blues.
1 of them is doing a fun craft.  We get out our craft box and do something fun together.  I am sure you know though a craft will only last 20 minutes top.
So another trick we have is to make something sort of food together.  Again this will only take up a small amount of time.  Plus I have to help with both.  Sometimes I just want some time for myself.  Even if it is just to read for an hour or two.  Or to shampoo my hair!!  lol yes I want time to wash my hair!!
Which is where the video game systems step in!  We have so many systems.  When my hubby and I got together he had a Sega and Playstation.  I had a Super Nintendo, gameboy and a Nintendo 64
Since then we purchased the old school Nintendo, PS3 and PS4.  And XBOX 360, a WII, WII U, A DS and a 3DS.
Don't worry I am sure I am missing one or two of them.
I myself don't play the games as much as I use too.  Even though you won't have to twist my arm to hard to get me to play DiddyKong racing ;)
My boys though LOVE it!  And I love that it gets them out of my hair.
They were pretty excited when I told them about the 2 brand new games we would be getting to test:
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 

 Paper Mario jumps out of a book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hilarious (and dangerous) hijinks! Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series. 

According to my 8 year old you need to use the paper guys to battle enemies.  He likes finding the scared Toads.  Your mission is to get all the paper guys back into the book, that Luigi opened.  He likes doing the missions and finding new guys.

YO-KAI WATCH (Nintendo 3DS)

 The popular Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH has come to the United States with hundreds of cute, spooky and mischievous Yo-Kai (physical beings that inhabit the world and represent different personalities and fears). Explore the world to find Yo-Kai, befriend them and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-Kai.

This was a new game for us, we never played it before.  But of course being the video obsessed little boys that they are my kiddos knew what it was.  You play the game as a little boys who is obsessed with bugs.  The boy stumbles upon something and is given a Yo-Kai watch, with the watch he must travel and battle/befriend Yo-Kais to be on this team.
This game kind of reminds me of the Pokemon games, but it is so much better!!  You interact more during the game and it has deeper more meaningful game play.


So I was given those two games for review, but recently my hubby purchased Super Mario Marker for my boys and they LOVE it!! 

 In this game you get to make you own levels.  I have played Mario ever since I was a little girl and I have to admit it was pretty cool seeing my of my beloved childhood games like this.  You have no clue how many times I played Mario and just wished I can switch the details with Mario maker you can.
We got it for the WII U

All three games are super fun.  They are both mom and kid approved and sure to keep your little one (Or to be honest even adults) entertained for hours.
You can learn more here:
Nintendo
or you can even play game and check out other cool things here:
Play Nintendo

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

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.


THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

Today is the day!!  Today is the day :)
On February 9, (TODAY) home viewers have the incredible opportunity to learn some valuable life lessons -- much like Tina and Amy -- and be entertained for hours with the latest DVD installment in Time Life's LOST EPISODES franchise with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: TREASURES FROM THE VAULT. Featuring classic episodes NOT SEEN IN MORE THAN 40 YEARS, this is a time capsule of funny that shouldn't be missed! In an era where entertainment envelopes are being pushed every day, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW offers up wholesome comedy for the entire family, along with incredible, iconic guest stars -- and hours of specially-produced bonuses!

If you never seen the Carol Burnett show you are missing out.  It is good clean fun that they whole family can watch.  I can sit down with my 5 and 8 year old and not have to worry about something vulgar being said or done.  I describe as old fashion family comedy.  It is something we can enjoy together.
The lost episodes are a collection of skits that have not been seen for years!  Special guest that are sure to put a smile on everyone's face and of course some pretty awesome bonus material. 

If you were a fan of the Carol Burnett show you do not want to miss this collection
Time Life Carol Burnett Collections

Monday, February 8, 2016

Reviva Labs

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  All opinions are my own after using the products.  No payment was given to write this post

My skin and I have been having a 28 year battle.  It starts off oily and has build up, so I use a product to get rid of that.  In turn it gets dried out and dehydrated.  So I use a product to help with that....  Which makes my skin oily again!!  Around and around we go.
You know when you were a kid and the teacher would give you chalk to do a promblem on the board?  You would write and after you were done the next kiddo would erase it.  The thing is no matter how much they erased there was still some chalk dust left behind.  That is how I feel with my skin, there is always something left behind.
I could always tell when the janitor was in our room, because he would wipe the board down with some kind of solution.  Making it sparkle clean and looking brand new.
Almost like giving it a fresh start.  Yes there would be more chalk on it and it would eventually get to the point where it needed the solution again, but for those first few hours it was perfect and clean.

For anyone thinking dear god what is this woman talking about again, be patient My rambling normally has a point ;)
Our skin is like that chalk board, yes we can do the day to day wipe down and outer layer clean.  But every once in awhile we need a solution or product that really get down into our pores and gets out that deep seeded build up.
Reviva Labs offers to amazing Exfoiants that really gets into your facial skin and gets the bad stuff out.
First lets talk about their

When we clean our skin it removes dried skin cells, what I like to call the build up.  It also removes make-up, dirt, extra oil, ect.
This Light Skin Peel goes a step further by getting the stuff below the surface.  Using this product just once a week will give skin a tighter more youthful look.
After just one use your skin will feel and look fresher!
And it is so easy to use.  Apply to your face, let sit 3-5 minutes, wipe away with fingers, towel or sponge.
So this is one skin care choice.  If it doesn't sound like something you would use don't worry they have many more.
Another choice is their

Pomegranate/Lactic Acid Exfoliant

This one can be used 3 times a week.  I adore the smell of this one!  It has a really nice light fruity scent.  Again you apply it the same way.  Rub it on, let it try then rub it off!  So easy.  Afterwards my skin feels refreshed and looks brighter/healthier.

I have used both products and to be honest I couldn't pick a favorite!  I love them both.  If I were forced to choose one and only one it would be the Pomegranate Exfoliant.  Only because it smells so good!  They both work amazing though :)

Around the World with Duri @Duri-Cosmetics

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.
Around the World with Duri

I love painting my nails, I change my color at least once a week sometimes several times.  When painting my nails I want colors that last, wont ruin my nails and of course looks cute.
Duri is all those things plus more!  My hubby on the other hand just wants me to use affordable polish :)!
That man and his money lol
Duri though is very affordable at only 6.00 a bottle you can't beat the price.  And don't even get me started on the color choices!  We would be here forever if I tried to list them.  Instead I am just going to talk about their brand new Voyage Diva collection!

Duri Cosmetic’s brand new 2016 Voyage Diva Collection of nail polishes travels around the world with on-trend rich pigment hues and matching monikers to inspire transport of fingers and toes to happier, warmer, sunnier places. 

Two of my brand new favorites are:
Duri’s TRENDING IN NY the perfect match to Pantone’s Rose Quartz; a composed soft pink blush reflective of a bouquet of budding roses but delivered in a “solid as quartz” glossy smooth finish. 

 Duri’s WHEN IN ROME is an attributing idiom to Pantone’s Serenity and delivers a calm, airy expanse of cooling sky blue in a relaxed glossy hue



All of the Voyage Diva colors are glossy, pretty and go on smoothly!  For a pretty long lasting color that is sure to turn heads.  The entire collection is 5-Free --—NO DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or camphor Plus the colors make me think of summer time travel.  I don't know about you, but this deary days need to go :)!!  I am so ready for some summer fun and Duri Voyage Diva colors so put me in the summer time mood.




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Friday, February 5, 2016

A Unique Valentine's Day Gift

Disclaimer:  I was given a gift code to purchase products of my choosing from this Zazzles.  All opinions are my won.  I was not paid to write this review.
For those of you who don't know me personally I want to admit something to you.  I am not normal.....
I am wacky, unique and a bit weird.   It works for me though.
I know you are most likely thinking, umm okay?  The reason I am telling you this is because in order for you understand this post you have to realize I love all things unique.  
Which is why my living-room decor theme is steampunk/vintage!  It is a fun mix-match of clocks, gears, swords, dragons, damask, candles, ships, goggles, trunks and even a hourglass! 
That is so my style.
When I logged onto Zazzle's website and seen they had a huge selection of Steampunk and Dragon stuff it was love at first site.
So here is how their site works.  You type whatever your little heart wants into their search box.  You are then giving a huge selection of items.  You can thin out this selection by picking home, notecards, pet ect...
Say you pick home, you can now pick lamp, throw blankets and so many other sub categories. 
From there you can thin it out even more by picking a price range.  I loved this!  Finding what I want was super easy.
So thumbs up right away for making their site really easy to use.
After shopping around for an hour I finally picked 2 things.
A super cute gel mouse pad that looks like a clock and a dragon trinket box.

The Lookout Premium Gift Box


This cute little box is 3X3 making it the perfect size to store little treasures.  Such as earrings, necklaces and even loose change.  The magnetic lid easily comes off and quickly back on.  The dragon on the front in stunning the colors are beautifully done and it is the perfect collectors pieces.

Steampunk Clocks Gold Gears Mechanical Gifts Gel Mouse Pad


If you like the steampunk look this mouse pad is for you.  The exposed gear look is really cool!  The gold, white and black color scheme looks striking.  I adore the gel, I always get a sore wrist when on the computer.  This gel provides an awesome cushion for my wrist.

Both items are high quality and only 2 of many items offered at Zazzles.  You so need to check them out.  Just type in whatever you are looking for in the search box and they will most likely have it :)