Peaches & Petals Subscription Box – August 2016 Review

Peaches & Petals Subscription Box – August 2016 Review

August 2016 Thank You For Being a FriendWhen I was a youngster I watched a lot of television. It is this very topic that Jason and I speak of often. In a stark contrast to me he spent his time outside, riding his bike and hunting snakes. I, on the other hand spent all of my time inside, coloring or playing pretend with the television on as “company”.

At night when my father would go out and leave me to my own devices I would spend that time watching television. I had a couple of favorite shows including Mr. Belvedere, Hogan Family and The Golden Girls. To be honest thought Golden Girls was above my humor level, yet I loved the relationship between the 4 seemingly different women.

When I saw the August Peaches and Petals box I was reminded of all those hours shared with the Golden Girls. The boxes contents all revolve around the “Thank You for Being a Friend” theme and are appropriate, and useful while always remaining in theme.

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Jif Peanut Butter Granola Bars Review

Jif Peanut Butter Granola Bars Review

Jif EditedAs the Back to School season marches forward, the need for on the go snacks transitions into needing them for lunches. When I was growing up I rarely made my lunches and brought them to school. There was something uncomfortable about eating a meat sandwich when it was sitting in my lunch box for 5 hours.

When I really stop to think about it, I have always been sensitive to foods and their temperature. I believe that sandwiches should be cold. and very little should be warm. My favorite are snacks that are not effected by heat changes.

The best foods I have found are granola items, and peanut butter – both these seem to hold up no matter the weather conditions. Recently I was send the Jif Peanut Butter Granola Bars and being a perfect mix of granola and peanut butter makes them the perfect lunch snack. .

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Quest Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Review

Quest: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book – Blue Star Master Collection Review and Giveaway

QuestMany people do not know but when Jason was a teenager he was an avid Dungeons and Dragons player. Often times he would run his own campaigns and act as Dungeon Master.

Since we were best friends, I would go over on these nights and color while I listened to the tale that was unfolding next to me. I would imagine these worlds that Jason was describing and the colors came to life. In stark contrast I would be coloring cartoon characters and rainbows while listening to more of a medieval tale.

I would have loved to have a coloring book that reflected the story I was listening to. When I received a copy of Quest: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book from the Blue Star Master Collection by Samantha Johnson, my first thoughts was all those nights I spent listening and this book was the imagery behind the tale.  Continue reading

Pet Treater Monthly Subscription Box Review – August 2016

Pet Treater Monthly Subscription Box Review – August 2016

August Pet Treater Box and Meadow InvesigatingWe are embarking on Miss Meadow’s first birthday, and as the year has progressed as has her looks. Meadow is pure bred combination of Australian Labrador and Standard Poodle, and she carries the standard traits that this breed of dog shares. Laberdoodles are known to be energetic, happy and friendly dogs and this could not describe her more.

Jason had not seen Meadow since she was a couple of month’s old, so this visit was welcome on dog and human side. As I see her personality blossom, I keep thinking her future is in the doggy model industry. As for coloring her red is coming through with curly soft fur.

This months Pet Treater theme was “Best in Show” which made me think of Meadow’s fine lineage and how much of a show dog she could potentially be.

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Fulcrum Gallery – Golden Wildflowers I Review

Fulcrum Gallery – Golden Wildflowers I Review and Print Giveaway

Megan Meagher Golden WildflowersOne of the most challenging parts about having a house is deciding on the various decor in each room.

After over 4 years in our home I am finally deciding how I want to decorate each of the rooms. For my craft room I decided on bright colors that would always inspire creativity, and the art in the room is my art throughout the years. Our living room is a mix of photos and sunflowers in a neutral palette. For our bathroom I went with a coastal/under the sea theme since we live on the west coast.

For our bedroom, I am still firming up my plans, but so far it is a collection of my art creations and various prints that evoke calm and relaxation. A couple of months ago I created a button project that expresses love. Since I have wanted to find a floral print that would coordinate well with the existing photos and prints I am always on the look-out. When FulcrumGallery.com reached out for a review from their “Timeless Chic” collections I was totally willing.

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Reviv3 Procare Review

Reviv3 Procare – 3 Part System Review and Giveaway

Reviv3 Hair CareWhen I was a teenager I used to get perms. Alright, I am understating that fact a bit – I got them every 6 weeks. I also did not go for the typical curly perm, I went for the more complicated and more chemical filled spiral perms.

The thing is that I did not utilize the curl the perm provided, I went for the frizz that the brushed curls produced. There were to big problem’s with this – the first being that my hair looked like I stuck my finger in an electric socket, the second being this constant perming and brushing was causing me to lose my already thin hair.

Since my hair had sustained a fair amount of abuse over the years, I am on a constant search for the right products that will restore my hair to its pre-perm glory. When I received an email that the previously only salon available Reviv3 Procare was becoming widely available I knew I wanted to give it a try.

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Many Cats – Two Cat Coloring Books to Win!

Cat Coloring Books: Yoga Kitties and Stress Relieving Cats Adult Coloring Book’s Giveaway

Pair of Cat Coloring BooksIf I could I would have more than the two cats I currently have. The true reason that I do not have this hoard of cats is not because of my husband or even the current size of my home. The true reason that I do not have a hoard of cats is because I am afraid that with each additional cat the time I spend and the attention they get would begin to diminish. Jason and I have discussed a third cat, a friend for Maggee to play with but in the end, I think that despite my wish for more I must stay with the two I have.

Since I have the self imposed cat limit I must get my cat love out another way. The way I chose to do this is by collection cat themed items and coloring in cat themed cat coloring books. Since I love anything cat so I am excited to be able giveaway copies of 2 of my favorite coloring books – Yoga Kitties: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book and Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Cats.

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Savannah Bee: Honey Lavender Bar Soap Review

Savannah Bee: Honey Lavender Handmade Bar Soap Review and Giveaway

Savannah Bee SoapRegular readers will know that I love soap and I love honey. The uses for honey products are as vast as they are amazing. There is medicinal honey which helps wounds and various injuries and there is food grade honey that is used in many popular recipes. Honey can be used on sore throats, burns, and bacterial infections.

My personal favorite use of honey is in soap. Honey is naturally an anti-microbial and when added to soap this makes the soap also anti-microbial. The other natural benefit of honey is that it is a humectant which basically means it retains and attracts moisture in the hair and skin.

I had the chance last year to review a couple of items by Savannah Bee Company and loved them. I was curious to try some more of their products and they were generous to send us a couple of products to review.

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#ShareTheLuv with Luvs

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

#ShareTheLuv with Luvs High Value Coupon

Luvs Product Pack Shot_editedBudgets are stretched further than they can tolerate. As the months march on, saving becomes more important so these coming days can be celebrated.

As the official diaper of experienced mom’s, Luvs is offering an opportunity to cut that diaper expense and help you save. Be sure to check this Sunday’s newspaper (August 28th, 2016) for an insert from P&G with a Luvs coupon offering $2 of any one diaper pack. Use this coupon at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold. The expiration date of this coupon is 9/10/2016.

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Back to School 2016 with Crayola

8 Crayola Items Adults Will Love and Kids Will Want For Back to School + Giveaway

Crayola Opening PhotoOne of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was my yearly back to school shopping. My father would gather the list of needed supplies for the upcoming year and we would venture to the local members only warehouse and the local office supply store.

As I reflect back on those days I miss them and wish I could go shopping for school supplies again. Since I am an adult, and my schools days are behind me I have to find other excuses to indulge in Crayola products. I recently received a box full of items for that back to school time of year and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

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