Saturday, May 31, 2014

Austin Lloyd Monthly Subscription Review & Giveaway

Austin Lloyd is a monthly subscription box it is $49.99 and you get 4-5 engaging suprises  in each box. Here is my open box video and I will also be hosting a giveaway for a box for you on you to win!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pack A Hat from Cappelli Straworld

The baby loves to be outside and the sun is out and bright. I always put a hat on him but never myself. I was excited to try out a Pack A Hat from Cappelli Straworld. I choose the color black and it retails for $25.00.
The new Cappelli Straworld, Inc. Pack A Hat  expresses in convenience so many of the things that have kept Cappelli Straworld a leader in its market since we opened for business over 70 years ago,” said Bonnie Rubel, the Dorfman Pacific division’s Vice President, as she introduced the Pack A Hat, which will ship for Spring/Summer 2014. 

Vitamin C Serum by La Bella Pure & Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
With summer here I rarely wear makeup and I love my face looking as clear and fresh as possible. I was excited to try out a Vitamin C Serum by La Bella Pure.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Swim Suit Season Is Here!!

With today being memorial day I am obsessing about swim suits. I was excited when Eco Swim by Aqua Green contacted me to check out their site. They have a new line for this year and I am excited to be getting one for review soon. Here is some of their new pieces.

These are just some of the styles make sure to check out their web site for more great suits for your summer fun.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Creating an Earthy Bedroom that’s Natural and Inviting

Coming home to an earthy bedroom after a long day at work is such a special treat. If you’ve been wondering what you need to make your bedroom inviting and relaxing perhaps you’re just missing a few additional elements. You’ll be surprised just how much a bedroom will help you sleep better at night, especially if you go to a demanding job each day. So what are you waiting for? Follow these tips and quickly reinvent your bedroom without much effort so that it becomes a peaceful haven.

Friday, May 23, 2014

bitybean Baby Carrier & Giveaway


We have always been a baby wearing family but sometimes it just gets to hot to wrap all of that fabric around you or have a huge thick carrier on your front or back. Today I am excited to share BityBean baby carrier with you.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

BeginAgain Toys Review & Giveaway

BeginAgain Toys

I am a wooden toy lover and we collect them all. I was excited to try out 2 toys from BeginAgain. I received their Penny Blocks and Buddy Blocks.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Summer Fun At The Magic House!

Make your child's summer magical with a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience. Campers participate in fun educational activities, explore The Magic House and more. Week long half day camp is available for ages 4 - 9 from June through August. Visit for details!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Balm Baby Diaper Balm & Giveaway

This is another great product from Balm Baby and it is their Diaper Balm and it retails for $9.95.

Green Tones Wooden Toy Winner

Do your bit for the planet by recycling plastics

Plastics have revolutionized the world around us. Wherever you’re reading this blog, you’re bound to be surrounded by the material. It’s used in laptops, PCs, phones, tablets and a host of other electronic devices. Plastics are also common in packaging, building products, medical equipment, sports and leisure items and many more goods.

Thanks to the efforts of suppliers such as AI International, it’s never been easier for companies to get hold of plastics for the production of items.

Friday, May 16, 2014

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Melt Stress Away :: From Anxiety to the Mat

If you’re one of those people who don’t handle stress very well you’re not alone. Stress is everywhere thanks to work, difficult family situations, and other drama that pops up when you aren’t inviting it. Thankfully there are ways to deal with your stress, without blowing up in anger or allowing stress to get the best of you. Next time you feel anxiety overwhelming you pick out some stylish yoga clothes and head to a Yoga class. This is just one of the ways you can take a break for you and allow the stress to melt away.

Run Away the Stress

When is the last time you went on a run? If running is not your favorite activity it’s okay, just start slow. Running is an excellent way to get rid of the stress without spending a dime. Take a run through a local park or near the ocean, if you live by the beach. Another highlight of your run can be the clothing you pick out to wear. Show off your new sports bra and Yoga pants, go for a run, and forget all your troubles.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Balm Baby Juice Those Wipes & Giveaway

I was sent some great items from Balm Baby to try and today I will be sharing with you their Juice Those Wipes. I do not know why I have not tried this before this is amazing! It is so easy to use and it smells great. It comes in a great container and it retails for $13.95.
 I use a 16oz bottle that I bought at my local Sally's beauty supply and it has a squirter on top. I fill it with hot water and then I add in 1 cap full of Just those wipes and I shake up the bottle it is as simple as that! This bottle has lasted me for a long time and it is totally worth the money. Here is some info on this right from their web site.

Our Natural Cloth Wipes Juice Concentrate is formulated with Taylor's liquid soap to be sure all those parts get clean! We blend herbally infused oils & yummy essential oils to moisturize and smell good! Even in the most humid climates, where bacteria breeds, our wipes juice will not go bad! Perfect for changing baby's precious bottom, or as reusable "wet ones" for wiping hands & faces!

Cleans.Moisturizes.Stays Fresh• Organic & Natural, Made in Hawaii, USA
• Use for Cloth Diaper Wipes or Wet Ones!
• Concentrated (Makes 24-48 Batches!)
• SUPER easy to use & rids of all that funk @ diaper changing time!
• Quality, Inexpensive GIFT!
• Baby Safe
Vegan / Nut FREE / Gluten Free• Main ingredients come from a local Big Island Organic Farm!
• Add to wipes warmer OR to spray bottle for on the go!
• Comes in Recycled Aluminum
• Cruelty Free (Ingredients & finished products NOT tested on animals)
• (Pretty Much, da BALM! Baby!)

I have nothing but great things to say about this product. My little man has sensitive skin and it does not irritate him at all and I feel like his little booty is clean with every diaper change no matter how much he stinks. You can also use this on other parts of the body to clean little hands, faces, feet and any other dirty parts. I will no longer be using my old method and only using Juice those Wipes! 

They were great and are offering one of you the chance to get some Jucie Those Wipes of your own!

I will be posting on some of their other products soon also keep watching.

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The SOI Co. luxe box Soy Candles Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love candles and making my house smell great and fruity. I was excited to try out The SOI Co. Luxe Soy Candle and at the end there will be a short giveaway and one of you can win one of your own. It came packaged in a really nice box also.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

The Use of Solar Pumps for Lake Fountains – An Eco-Friendly Solution

The idea of using solar pumps and conserving energy goes a long way in our efforts to help with the eco-friendly drive. The use of natural resources such as solar energy, which is renewable and does not require expert maintenance every now and then, is a better way of running water fountains in a lake, pond etc.

There are different water pumps that are used for fountains. Whether used in the exterior or interior, one can use external water pumps or their submersible versions. These water pumps help in ensuring continuous flow of water in lake fountains. The use of solar pumps is also common in a fountain nowadays. Its use is gaining popularity for its eco-friendliness because it uses the natural resource of solar energy. In addition, the other reason why it is gaining popularity is because it is also cost-effective.

If you are a home-based mother, you can take the initiative of educating people about the benefits of using a solar pump instead of using other water pumps for a fountain. One does not need to spend a lot of capital for installing a solar pump for a lake fountain. It is cost-effective because you do not have to worry about the maintenance costs. Plus, you also don’t have to charge and repair a solar water pump again and again. This type of water pump gets recharged naturally by using solar energy. Therefore, it can work properly all of the time.

Another important argument for using solar pumps is that it is economical as well. It is not a very expensive commodity that’s a part of your lake fountain. You can create attractive and interesting fountains right at the heart of a lake and see the splendid water sprinkles splash out in full force. One can also decorate a lake fountain by using different decorative items. Some of these include halogen lights, LED lights, foggers etc. If you want to keep it simple, you can install a big fountain at the centre of a lake and use the inexpensive solar pumps to keep the water flowing.

The sight of flowing water and the beautiful sound is mesmerizing and will certainly capture your attention. It also adds more fun and flair to your outdoor parties. You can enjoy your time outdoors and also plan creative ways of spending quality time with your friends and family. Lake fountains only add to the wonderful experience an outdoor fountain brings and in addition is an eco-friendly solution.

Nibblr snack box Review & Giveaway

I was recently sent a Nibblr Snack box to try out and it is a very unique subscription. You can choose how often you would like to receive your box. I choose to get mine every 2 weeks. So far I have received 2 boxes after the first one in the video I will post below. The first box I show is a blogger box and will not be typical of the subscription boxes. The second one is the type of box that you will receive here is my open boxing video.
Here is a few pics of the boxes.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mia Tempo Mothers Day Special Edition Subscription Box Opening

I recently was sent a Mia Tempo subscription box and instead of just posting some photos I decided to do a live open boxing so you could experience it with me. These boxes are quarterly and they are $49.95.

Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets & Giveaway

Purex Dryer sheets are just the perfect thing to keep your clothes smelling great and fresh. I received the Fresh Spring Waters scent and as soon as I opened up the package it smelled so good.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Rainbow Loom Band REFILL Set

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Rainbow Bandz are the hottest thing in our house and they have been for some time. My son was so excited when we were picked to do this review. We received 5400 bands! Here is a pic.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Is your Life where you thought it would be now 5 years ago

I have been thinking about this same question for days and for me the answer is no. I have been trying to weigh out the pros and cons on where my life has been this past 5 years.

I will be married 5 years this July and it is still going great.
Did I think that I would never have my own baby? The answers is no and still hurts to say out loud.
Did I think that we would be foster parents? no that's another post all on its own
Would I ever of imagined that I could love someone else's child with all of my heart? no
We moved back to my hometown 4 years ago also and I am so glad.
This blog started and has grown in two years.
I also started a small crochet business.

I don't know where I will be in the next 5 years and that scares me. This past year has been amazing and so scary and I do not even know where the next year will bring us. Talking about feelings and life really worry me as there is no guarantee for us in this journey either way and saying things out loud makes it seem so official. So for me I can only try to live in this moment that I have right here and now and not try and wonder what the next 5 years of my life will be. No matter how much you plan your life can change in a instant with just one phone call that you never expected.

Comment below and let me know if your last 5 years are exactly how you imagined.

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Natures Sleep Slippers Great for Mom!

I was recently lucky enough to try out a pair of Slippers from Nature's Sleep. I choose their Open Toe Terry Slippers and they retail for $25.00.
They are super squishy and comfortable. These would make a great gift for mom for mothers day if she loves the comfort and style of wearing shoes that feel like your walking on pillows.

Here is their stats on the shoes.

  • High quality Genuine Nature’s Sleep Next Generation Memory Foam
  • Provides pressure relieving comfort all day long
  • Naturally conforms to your foot in cool comfort
  • Distributes weight to reduce pressure points and improve circulation
  • Ideal for Indoor and Outdoor use on multiple surfaces
  • Attractive style and look
  • S, M, L, XL
  • Upper/inner sole 80% cotton/20% polyester; lining 100% polyester; thermoplastic rubber bottom
  • Designed in the USA, Made in China
  • Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam are CertiPUR-US® approved
    These are super nice and I wear them all over the house. They come in other great colors and yes I love to wear these with fuzzy socks even in warmer weather.