I have mentioned in the past that one of my favorite soaps to use is castile soap. The reason for this is that it is one of the most gentle soaps while remaining the most versatile and adaptable soaps on the market.
As I have gotten older I have seen the need products that are pure and simple. When I was young I loved things that smelled good, and really did not care about the product much further than that. Even when it came to my dog, it was my goal to make him smell good. As I have aged, I have learned what the good smelling things can actually do to your skin,
As I said above, castile soap is versatile and simple. Last year I came across a company called Dr. Jacob Naturals and their line of castile based soaps. I recently reviewed their set of exfoliating bar soaps and received a couple of samples of their liquid soaps. As I was washing my hands that night, I began wondering how this would do in other applications and was eager to give it a try.
As a blog owner I have many hats, and many duties to accomplish throughout the day. Most of these I remember, and have a system’s in place for most tasks. Even with systems being in place it is nice to have a planner that I can make notes about meetings, calls and daily to-dos.
I have always gotten planners with colors, and a theme that I enjoy. If I can get more spaces for notes and such, that is always a bonus. When I recently saw the Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats by Blue Star Coloring I got excited – not only was it a planner but a CAT themed planner! Continue reading →
Country Archer: Jerky and Frontier Bar’s Review + Giveaway
It is no secret that we are a snack house, and even our animals have gotten a piece or two. Many times we cruise the isles of our local store and I am almost sight blind to all the products on the shelves. There are so many, and despite reviewing many, I still have many to go before i recognize them all.
Recently we were at our local store and I noticed a jerky brand that I had not previously seen. The company was Country Archer and the store had a couple different flavors available It is funny how something can be in clear sight, but we are blind to it – that is how it was with this jerky.
The Lego Animation and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review + Giveaway
Since I was an only child, I had many moments throughout my young life that I would be bored in my own home. It was usually during these moments that I would begin to reorganize my room or start a new project I had never done before.
One of my favorite things to do was to put together LEGO kits, you know the ones that have all the pieces needed to create a ship, or van or environment for my LEGO people. I would spend hours matching pieces and clicking them together.
Despite my creativity, I never thought that there was much more I could do with LEGO’s and inevitably they would end up taken apart, in the box in my closet never to be seen again. When I recently received a copy of the LEGO books Geeky LEGO Crafts and The LEGO Animation Book I realized the missed opportunities I had all those years earlier with my beloved brick blocks. .
As I have mentioned many times, we are going through a metamorphosis in our house that involves more home cooking and less eating out.
Ever since I started this blog I have loved not only trying new things, but also using my new-found tools and skills to cook at home. The most amazing thing is that we have discovered that we love our own home cooking better than most restaurants.
The biggest problem that I have as an amateur home chef is consistency in my cuts, and thus this affects the consistency of heating. When I received an email about the Vidalia Chop Wizard I began to think that this is the way I can finally gain that consistency I am needing in my home cooking.
Gourmet Gift Baskets: From The Heart Gift Tower Review + Giveaway
Each year when the middle of February rolls around, I see more declarations of love from my social media feeds, to late night television. The downside to this is that I am a believer that instead of choosing one date in February to declare our love for loved ones we should show them that love each day of their lives.
In light of this feeling, I think that random acts and loving gifts are wonderful throughout the year. My favorite type of gifts are the ones that are tasty and are also useful in another way such as presented in an attractive tin or boxes. When I saw From The Heart Gift Tower from GourmetGiftBaskets.com I was immediately struck by the attractive boxes and the ability to enjoy the treats and the boxes for months to come.
Since one of my favorite things to use and burn are candles, I am always on the search for the latest and greatest candles. I used to make my own candles so this tends to make me a bit more interested in candles then not. When I heard of the candle company GoodLight Natural Candles and that they also donated money to some good organizations, I wanted to give them a try.
As far as hair goes, I have gotten fairly lucky over the years, my hair seems to be the perfect combination of soft, curly and a wonderful natural color. Despite this streak of good luck, I still want to take the best care of my hair and give it what it needs to keep it at the level I have become accustom. This includes always trying new shampoo and conditioner combinations.
When I saw this on the Luseta Beauty website I was immediately interested in giving it a try since I had never heard of awapuhi, but ginger I had heard of. So when I was given the opportunity to review Luseta Beauty’s – Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner, I was intrigued to say the least.
Squeeze Life: Your Guide to the Best Bare Body at Any Age Review + Giveaway
As I have aged I have begun to realize the importance of keeping your body as healthy as possible. The reality is that this is the only body we get, and it is our responsibility to make sure we take care of it.
An easy way to take care of our bodies is by making adjustments in eating and the way that we live. When I saw Squeeze Life: Your Guide to the Best Bare Body at Any Age by Karliin Brooks I was intrigued by the ease of the recipes.
Gourmet Gift Baskets: Deluxe Junk Food Basket Review + Giveaway
Ever since I began this blog, I have stopped watching movies. There is something about watching something more than an hour, that seems like a huge time commitment on something that I may or may not enjoy.
With my husbands birthday approaching I was thinking of taking a night off and having a junk food and movie marathon with him. I knew that this was the perfect idea and the only thing in question was the snack and junk food that would be included.
Since we are such a junk food house when I saw this collection from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and saw the Deluxe Junk Food Basket I knew that this would be a good gift for my husband’s birthday and an accompanying movie night.