Author Archives: Jennifer

Completed 5d Project: Snoopy as the Flying Ace ala Van Gogh

The Latest Finish – Van Gogh’s The Snoopy as The Flying Ace ala Van Gogh  – Diamond Painting

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When my father was a pilot he would refere to himself as “The Flying Ace” and this Snoopy cartoon was plastered randomly throughout our house. This piece is in his honor and plan to have it framed. This is The Snoopy as the Flying Ace and 55cm by 55cm.

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Bokksu: Citrus Refresh – July 2018 Review

Bokksu: Citrus Refresh – July 2018 Review + Giveaway

Many times throughout the day I see an image, hear a noise or smell something that makes me want to travel and see the world. I want to travel and try the local treats and snack of the the area. When I received the July Bokksu Box with the treats from various regions and areas in Japan, I was able to fulfill part of my wish from home.

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Cremo: Sandalwood Lathering Shave Cream Review

Cremo Company: Lathering Sandalwood Shave Cream -Review & Giveaway

One of my favorite companies to get my shaving creams from is Cremo Company. Cremo’s men’s and women’s shaving creams were a product that I instantly liked because each of these products live by the message on the bottle that a little goes a long way.

The thing that makes Cremo Company’s shaving creams different are that they are concentrated shaving creams, which means less of the product is needed to give a good result.

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Luseta: Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Luseta Beauty:

Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner

Review & Giveaway

 

There are many reasons that I enjoy being a reviewer and one is that I have the opportunity to try new products from companies that I make products I already love.I recently learned that Apple Cider Vinegar can be used in all sorts of applications including shampoo and conditioners. Luseta Beauty released a new shampoo and conditioner duo with Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner and since I have had such great results with other Luseta shampoos and conditioners I wanted to see if the result would be the same this time around. Spoiler alert: it was!!

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GuruNanda Exotics Essential Oil Review

GuruNanda Exotics Oil Diffuser Review + Giveaway

Recently I discovered that essential oils are not only good for relaxation, and recentering the mind but they can be used in a variety of craft items. One way I use essential oils is by placing a few drops of my favorite scent on my dryer balls, and letting the dryer do its work.

Lately I have been trying to learn other ways to use essential oils, beyond the typical diffusion into the environment. So when I had the opportunity to review the GuruNanda Exotics Essential Oil’s I accepted. 

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Quilty Box: Classic Box Review – July 2018

Classic Quilty Box – July 2018 Review 

As a crafter, one of the crafts that is in my bag-of-tricks is sewing. I love the idea that I can take a flat piece of fabric and within a couple of hours, create something useful for human or feline.

When I received the July 2018 Quilty Box I was pleased to see an spring animal themed fabric pack.

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Celebrate Revablend at Select Target Stores with a Giveaway

Celebrate RevaBlend Available at Select Target Stores with a

 As I have made the move to a different home the one thing that I have made sure I have with me is my RevaBlend – Blending On The Go system.

I have to say that this has become one of my kitchen “must-haves”. I spend much of my time these days “on-the-go” so having a cup that I can blend whatever I want and then drink out of is ideal, and it travels well also.

It is for this reason that I am thrilled to say that RevaBlend is available at select Target stores now! To celebrate this you have the chance to enter to win a set of RevaBlend’s for your “blending on-the-go”.

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Cat Lady Box Monthly Subscription Review: July 2018

“Suns Out – Purrs Up” –Cat Lady Box – July 2018 – Review + Giveaway

When I received Cat Lady Box this month, all the items were geared for the warm summer months with a “Suns Out – Purrs Up” theme that me and the cats loved! Continue reading

Jason’s Journey: Jason is Jason Minus One Leg

When It Rains, It Does Pour – Minus One Leg, Plus One Life

I know I have gone a bit silent the past couple weeks for good reason and now that Jason has announced the news, I share with you all what has been happening the past couple weeks.

Right before my dads celebration of life Jason was coming down the stairs at my father’s house where we are now living and slipped + sprained his ankle. At the time we got him a boot and crutches and he started to recover albeit very slowly.

The next morning he was scheduled to return to work and as he approached the car he fell again telling me he lost his balance while knowing it might be a bit more serious but thinking he would heal.

A couple of days passed and on Wednesday he had apparently passed out in bathroom that afternoon/evening after he saw the injuries he sustained. After about 8 hours upstairs I headed down stairs since I had not heard noise in a while and when I went down I noticed he was slurring a bit and not very alert, but I chalked it up to him having no fluids and being suddenly woken up in a bathroom.

Later that night he saw a small black mark on his foot with something sticking out, which turned out to be bone. As I slept he came in and out of consciousness and spent entire night in the small bathroom. As it turns out he felt little pain though due to undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

When I awoke that am, I made a promise to the pets to call 911 if needed, and that is exactly what happened. He was taken to the local Emergency Room and as it turns out he had necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disorder), MRSA and due to the high blood sugars (in the upper 600’s) he was like a candy cane for the infection.

There I had to make the hard decision for them to take Jason’s leg to save his life. They removed his leg to below the knee at our local hospital but due to the serious bugs he had and with the infection still growing he was rushed to the local trauma hospital where an amazing trauma team amputated above the knee leaving about 15 inches of his leg for a prosthetic down the line.

There is no doubt that the trauma doctor saved Jason’s life – once he arrived at ICU the doctor was there, and ready to do what had to be done to save Jason while keeping calm and making me calm in the process. There is no doubt that the trauma team at saved his life. As it turns out he was within hours of death (4-8 hours is what i had heard from numerous doctors).

For the next three days Jason was medically knocked out and unconscious until that Sunday when they awoke him. One of the best moments was hearing his voice strong and not slurring, a good moment in lots of stress.

It has been 18 days, and while we have a long hard road ahead and he is not ashamed, nor embarrassed about this situation. His one wish is that everyone take care of yourselves and remember that we are not invincible and especially as we age. If you feel something is off with your body have it checked out, and trust your instincts.

Jason also wants to let people know to be your own health advocate. He doesn’t want people to feel bad for him as he is not going to allow himself to do so. He is looking forward to the hard work, as nothing gained is ever easy. He is tough mentally, and knows that he will have ups and downs. Jason is ready to meet these challenges with a renewed sense of self-worth and he is on the right side of the dirt. First step complete!

Today he starts a new journey in his recovery and begins learning how to live with one leg and I will be sharing this amputation journey with you all, as well as all the new foods that we will be trying with his new diabetic diagnosis.

Do you have any questions about a above the knee amputation or being newly diagnosed with diabetes – please ask! 

Quilty Box: Classic Box Review – June 2018

Classic Quilty Box – June 2018 Review 

As a crafter, one of the crafts that is in my bag-of-tricks is sewing. I love the idea that I can take a flat piece of fabric and within a couple of hours, create something useful for human or feline.

When I received the June 2018 Quilty Box I was pleased to see an spring animal themed fabric pack.

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