Category Archives: Reviews

Cremo Company: Men & Women’s Shaving Cream Review

Cremo Company: Men and Women’s Shaving Cream Review & Giveaway

There are certain lessons and teachings that since I was raised by a man that I missed. These are few and far between now that I am older but equally important to my daily life.

The lesson that I missed out on was about shaving. I took all my shaving lessons from my father while he shaved, and relied on my close friends for further teachings. One of the things that I learned is that it is frowned upon when women are shaving that they not use cream of any kind. The result is razor burn, and at times an uneven shave.

This has been a system of trial and error for me with, not only razors, but also shaving creams. I experiment with different brands and try to find the one that will give me a simple and clean shave. Recently I have came across a company called Cremo Company that happens to make concentrated shaving creams, which means less of the product is needed to give a good shave.

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Stampin’ Up: Watercolor Pencils Review

Stampin’ Up: Watercolor Pencils Review + Giveaway

Recently Stampin’s Up released their new Celebrations Catalog, and contained therein was a simple set of colored pencils. When I saw these, my first thought was that they would be a great addition to my colored pencil collection. As it turns out these are much more than colored pencils – they are Watercolor Pencils. These particular Watercolor Pencils go on like a regular colored pencil but have the ability to become watercolored.

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Butterfly Bliss Naturals: Artisan Soap and Scrub Review

Butterfly Bliss Naturals: Artisan Soap and Sugar Scrub Review + Giveaway

As regular readers will know, I am a fan of soaps, and even more so if they contain natural ingredients and are of a unique color and smell. Since I am a blogger, I spend much of my time on the internet.

Recently, I came across a company that hand makes artisan soaps and scrubs that is called Butterfly Bliss Naturals. When I originally saw their website, the first thing that caught my attention was the colorful butterfly.

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Pet Remedy: Spray and Diffuser Review

Pet Remedy: Spray and Diffuser Review + Giveaway

There is confession that needs to be made – we have a problem cat. Our boy Murfee is a handful and a half – for more than one reason.

We adopted Murfee at 9 weeks old from the local Humane Society. We originally adopted him because the other cat in our house was rough playing with us and we read that getting them a buddy can break this behavior. From the moment we brought Murfee home he has been the opposite of a sleeper – he is awake 20+ hours a day!

We have given this thought and consideration, and we think it is a simple reason – he does not want to miss any excitement in his house. I know this sounds silly, but 4+ years later we still are left with more questions than answers.

This leaves many hours, while his sister Maggee sleeps, we look for answers. There is one  ruling criteria for products we use – no medicines or doctor prescribed remedies. Since we have heard positive things about diffusers I was eager to try Pet Remedy’s Diffuser and Spray.

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175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Review

175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet Review + Giveaway

As a blogger I spend many hours in front of my computer, and as such meals and snacks are  easier when they are easy.

One of my favorite things is smoothies, from banana to chocolate, they are all tasty and good.

The downside is that my creativity is a little on the low side when it comes to my blending abilities. Since there a many combinations, a little help is always welcomed. When I received  and looked through the book 175 Superfood Blender Recipes: Using your Nurtribullet I was excited by the prospect of new ingredients in my already tasty smoothies.

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KingofPop.com: Critic’s Choice Popcorn Review

King of Pop: Critic’s Choice Gourmet Popcorn Sampler Review + Giveaway

My favorite season has arrived – Award Season!!

When I met my husband for the first time I mentioned to him that if there was an award show on the television I would be sucked in to watch it. There is something magical, amazing and at times shocking. When there are awards shows on I watch the outfits, the categories and the speeches.

When I was contacted recently from KingofPop.com for a review and saw their The Critics Choice Gourmet Popcorn Sampler I thought this was the perfect way for me to join ranks in the upcoming awards season.

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Crafting with Alcohol Inks Review

Crafting with Alcohol: Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts & Holiday Decor Review + Giveaway

As a crafter I am always open and excited to try new projects. I love to try a new technique and see the project come to life. There are many techniques, each promising a different result. These many items range in difficulty and can have awesome to questionable results.

Recently I received a copy of Crafting with Alcohol Inks: Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts & Holiday Decor by Allison Murray for review, I was excited at the prospect of a craft that I knew little about.

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Big Slice: Kettle Cooked Apples Review

Big Slice: Kettle Cooked Apples Review + Giveaway

One of my favorite fruit based snacks is apples, and kettle cooked apples are my absolute favorite. There is a go-to dessert in our house that involves apples being cooked down, and from that mini pies are made. These are simple and the crust is always a win!

When I saw a company called Big Slice Apples, that take kettle cooked apples and combines them with superfruit, I was immediately interested since I love my homemade pies.

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Luseta Beauty: Coconut Milk Shampoo + Conditioner Review

Luseta Beauty: Coconut Milk Shampoo + Conditioner Review & Giveaway

As I have aged, I have noticed that my hair is slowing getting thinner, which still remaining with a bit of body.

I am always looking for the shampoo and conditioner combination that will not only make my hair look better but also regain its youthful bounce. While I know I truly can not make that young hair come back, I can help it a little. When I was given the opportunity to review Luseta Beauty’s – Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner, I was eager to give it a test run.

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Limoneira Lifestyles: Simply Lemons Giveaway

Limoneira Company: Simply Lemons Set Giveaway

During the winter holidays there are certain scents that are synonymous with the winter holidays – these can be cranberry, apples, mint to name a few.

One of my favorite scents is lemon, and while not usually associated with the winter months, it is a strong citrus fresh scent that can good any season. There is something fresh and citrus can awaken the senses and cheer a person up on an otherwise gloomy day.

In these otherwise cedar and cranberry-apple filled days, I am thrilled to be able to bring you a fresh and versatile citrus set with this Simply Lemons.

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