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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Holiday Guft Guide: Eluna Jewelry +Giveaway!


 
So I am a jewelry hoarder, right? Right.  I have drawers and drawers filled with jewelry, but mostly earrings (more so, now that I have my 2nd holes pierced).  I was ecstatic when I got these awesome new earrings in the mail! 
 
I really like these hoops a lot.  First of all, they're copper (copper=fab).  Second, I don't have to worry about those pesky latches coming undone. (They have no latches!!) They're called reverse hoops, and April designed them herself!  All you have to do is put them in through the back of the hole, and pull it forward until you reach the knot.  It's a pretty genius, if you ask me. 

 






 Aren't they adorable? :)
I also got another pair of these reverse hoops in niobium.  If you're not familiar with niobium, it's wonderful for people like me with sensitive ears.  I can't just go out and buy every cute pair of earrings I see from Walmart or Claire's.  It's a curse, really.  It's pretty difficult to find colored hoops that won't hurt my ears, but I guess I can stop looking! 
I chose the tiny niobium hoops in brown, and I am so happy!  They're tiny and totally comfortable-you forget that they are even in!  They aren't heavy and uncomfortable like most earrings. I know, for me, it's difficult dealing with the weight of most of my earrings. Not with these babies!  
Also my partner in crime received some, as well, and she loves them! I think she agrees with me that these make awesome gifts for any of the girls in your life! They're adorable, simple, and super comfortable! 
 
 The lovely ladies of Eluna Jewlery have decided that all of you awesome people get a chance to win a free pair of copper reverse hoops!  All you have to do is enter below!! 
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate contact April directly @elunajewelry@yahoo.com
 
Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.
-Lex
 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: KandiKRAZE Etsy shop review and giveaway!

KandiKRAZE

on Etsy!


 

 

EVERYBODY LISTEN UP!
I have discovered a new Etsy shop that I am IN LOVE with!
If any of you are familiar with Kandi accessories, you know how absolutely awesome they are!  If you're not familiar with Kandi then allow me to absolutely dazzle you.  These fabulous pieces of work you see above are 100% handmade (meaning they NOT are made in China and available to everyone-hooray for originality!!) and designed especially to put a smile on your adorable little face!
I personally have several of KandiKRAZE's products:
 
Giraffes are my absolute FAVES! And when I ordered my kandi and told them I wanted a giraffe-it was no problem! She can literally do anything!! I ordered two more, as well!

I ADORE my Hello Kitty one! (Plus it's my favorite color!!) BTW they can make your kandi in any color!
Now I know they sound completely awesome and all, but wait there's more! Bracelets aren't all they do! They make super cool bowties, as well!

Aren't these just THE cutest things ever??
Now, you may be wondering, "Where would I wear this?" or "Who would I give this to?" Well no worries! You (or your little ones) can wear these any time! My bestfriend wears hers to school, and gets tons of compliments on them! These are great to give as gifts or for parties (for all those mommies out there-these would make pretty cool items in goodie bags!).  For those ravers out there-this shop is perfect for you! (They can come in glow in the dark!)
Have I convinced you yet?  If not, you may get a chance to see for yourself! The owner of this awesome shop is doing a giveaway for all of you!!
I can personally 100% vouch for the amazingness of this shop! Check it out! You won't regret it!
 
 

 

 

 
 



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Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.
-Lex
Comment what you think below!

Wigsbuy Review!

http://shop.wigsbuy.com/
 
For all of you out there that are fellow Halloween costume lovers...I recommend you check out this site.  They have wigs for anyone and everyone.  Any style you could imagine-they have!  I personally have a collection of wigs from previous Halloween costumes (Old cat lady, David Bowie, Flapper, Katy Perry, etc., and I am eager to continue the collection with Wigsbuy!
 

Why should you check out Wigsbuy?

Wigsbuy has the greatest selection of high quality and synthetic wigs you'll ever find! Their awesome selection includes:
  • Clip in hair extensions
  • Straight/Curly African American Wigs
  • Straight/Curly Human hair wigs
  • Other Human hair wigs
  • Men's wigs
  • Lace front wigs
  • Monofilament top wigs
  • Synthetic hair wigs
  • Celebrity wigs (Beyoncé, Ciara, Rhianna, Kim Kardashian, etc.)
  • Assorted costume wigs
  • Wig Tools
And those are only A FEW examples of their giant inventory!  Whatever the occasion-Wigsbuy is the place to go!
 

Reasons wigs are a good idea for you!

  1. If you're running from the law-you can just throw one on for a brand new identity!
  2. If you have a crazy, stalker EX, and you need another identity-there you go!
  3. You can cosplay like a BOSS.
  4. If you have a new hairstyle you want, but you're a chicken-try it out with a wig!
  5. If you're a shedder then wigs are just for you! NO SHEDDING!
  6. Hair dye can ruin your hair over time-hince the reason you should go for wigs!
  7. No more spending hours on the perfect curls or straight hairdo. Just pop on a wig, and you're good to go!
There are so many great features about Wigsbuy.  They have amazing customer service-I'd score them 4 out of 5 stars.  They have articles on DIY wigs, the latest trends, how to care for your wigs, and awesome sales! If you purchase within the next 15 hours, you get 85% off! That's another great thing about wigsbuy-the sales! They have Cyber Monday sales, Black Friday sales, and numerous Holiday sales
Click here to visit their About Wigs page and learn more about Wigsbuy and how you can purchase one their amazing wigs!
 If you are interested in learning more about Wigsbuy, you can click here to view their FAQ and here to contact them.
 
Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.
-Lex
Comment below and let me know what you think!
 
 
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Naked Truth

 
 
When you think of fitness and healthy living, what do you think of?
Fruits and veggies, right?  Well, at least that's what I think of. Pair this mindset with the current fitness craze, "juicing", and it'll have you adding these yummy juices onto your shopping list in no time. (I decided to try these babies out for myself, and if you can get past the gritty feeling they leave in your mouth-then they taste AMAZING!)
 
With all of the great flavors they offer like double berry, mango, pomegranate acai-they have the lockdown on this juice craze!  With their use of fitness/health words like, "green",
"acai", "power", and "fresh"-they capture the perfect audience.  They're even starting a line in coconut water.  But their words don't equal health.  When you get to the bare naked truth-literally-the facts just don't live up to the promises.
 
Is Naked really like drinking Mountain Dew?
 
 

Naked Juice and Mountain Dew have more in common than you might think.  Besides both being "green", they both have about 60 grams of sugar (coming from fructose-Mountain Dew's from high fructose corn syrup, and Naked's coming from fruit juice).  When you consume the amount of fructose in either of these drinks, you're consuming more than you should over the course of a couple days.  Although I think that these drink are so yummy tasting-I do not recommend drinking these very often.  They are not as healthy as they lead you to believe, but they do stick true to when they say that there are no added sugars (all of it comes from the fruits that they use).
 

Naked Juice is effectively sugar water with overstated health benefits.

But it has vitamins! you exclaim.
Not so fast...
Naked juice isn’t just fruits and vegetables juiced and bottled and shipped to your lips. That would be too easy.
Naked, like 99% of all other juice brands, must put its products through types of pasteurization and irradiation. Both of these processes have mild to significant effects on nutritional value.
By the time Naked juice gets to your lips, it’s a processed food product nothing like the real thing. The Naked marketers  may claim that you’re getting a bunch of vitamins and minerals, but how many of those are bioavailable and what’s their end quality?
Who knows?
What we do know is that when you drink it, your body can’t tell the difference between Naked juice and sugar water — or Mountain Dew. The only benefit Naked has over Mountain Dew is possibly fewer chemicals (but not necessarily --that's another story)...

Naked has one more thing in common with Mountain Dew.

 
Besides both being green and both being sugar water, Naked and Mountain Dew are both products of PepsiCo. That’s right, Naked is made by Pepsi. Does that scream quality and health? Hardly.
Whether you’re concerned with health or not, the macronutrient ratios alone of Naked juice is a recipe for weight loss disaster. Consuming that much sugar on a regular basis is not a good idea for your metabolism, your waistline, or your health.
Why bother with this stuff when you can get all of the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes — and of higher quality — from other sources without taxing your hormones and liver?
The bottom line: If you want to look good naked, stay away from Naked Juice and other juice products. Focus on consuming high quality foods and staying away from foods that are toxic to you.
To read more about the fact on Naked Juice you can click here.

Are you a naked drinker? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!

Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.
-Lex

Sunday, September 7, 2014

How to Be a Hot Mom, The Low Maintenance Way

As Moms we all want to be the "hot mom" even if we don't want to admit it, we all know that looking "pinterest put together" as I call it, is all on our wishlist!

I am in NO way a beauty-aholic, I'm in fact what I like to call a  "Very Low Maintenance, fake like I put a lot of time into my appearance mom" and I never once considered myself to be envied if you want to even call it that for "always looking like I spent forever getting ready" as my friend called it, as soon as I heard that sentence come out of her mouth I swear I laughed so hard that I semi choked on my coffee. I probably spend a total of 30 minutes getting ready in the mornings and that 30 minutes includes deciding what to wear, getting dressed, hair, makeup, brushing my teeth, all while at least 1 out of 3 of my children have something that they need me to do, I am not a regular salon goer, I haven't had my nails done in YEARS I honestly probably get my haircut once to twice a year and I buy "cheapish" makeup, so now maybe you can understand why her statement caught me off guard and I laughed so much, so it got me thinking on why I should share my go-to EASY quick beauty, if you must call it that, secrets!



Shortcuts for Moms:
Use Conditioner: I shower at night and Wash it and CONDITION the Hell out of it! I usually shampoo as soon as I get in  rinse then coat in conditioner and let it sit until I'm done in the shower rinsing it out last

Towel dry: (DO NOT RUB YOUR HAIR WITH YOUR TOWEL it will cause FRIZZ) I squeeze my hair with the towel then put in a leave in conditioner or shine type product
Then off to bed YES I SLEEP WITH WET HAIR!!! I know it's not the norm but I do not in anyway want to spend forever blowdrying my hair not to mention the 80's hair I would have if I did so

Don't wash your hair everyday: I wash mine other to every 3 days, it would dry out too much, and in between washes if my curls are looking ify I go to my never fail heatless curls  or Aluminium Foil Curls (the tin foil curls are fantastic to do at night and sleep on they still hold up and look great the next day because I would much rather do it at night when kids are sleeping and sleep a little later in the mornings)

Makeup: I am a Full on believer in you can transform your feelings about the day with a little makeup!
The Days I wear Makeup I feel Like I can conquer the world
The Days I don't I feel Blah and just can't get motivated to do anything
So My Philosophy at least wear blush and mascara! It will brighten up your whole face!
My usual makeup routine takes me 10 minutes tops and I wear concealer to hid my puffy bags under
my eyes
Bronzer to semi contour
Blush to give me some color
A little eye shadow (Blend and use at least 2 different colors light and darker)
Eyeliner usually not heavy but some
and Mascara
Done!

Always Get Dressed all the way down to your shoes: I feel so much better being fully dressed and I am more likely to get stuff done being fully dressed (yes even shoes) than I am if I don't get dressed for the day

Have some GO-TO Outfits: I love to browse pinterest for new ideas but I always have some go to outfits for days I just have no inspiration for something new

Skinny Jeans + Boots + Cute Top
Skirt + Cute Top
Jeans + "Fancier Hoodie"+ Sneakers (cute ones)
Maxi Dress

And remember accessorize to make any outfit fun and put together!

Establish a Face Care Routine: I wash my face everynight with cleanser and moisturizer when I Shower I throw a face scrub on and rinse it off in the shower

Take Off Eye Makeup with Coconut Oil: I just rub coconut oil over my eyes then wipe away the makeip, it gently removes my eye makeup while moisturizing

Being a "hot mom" is something we all can do with barely any time or effort.  By following these
steps you're on your way to becoming a totally hot mama.
Tell me your steps to being a hot mama!
-Sarah (The Hot Mama)


Happy to introduce a New Blogger!

I am so Very Happy to Introduce a Brand New Contributing writer Here at Mama Love!
Her Name is Lexie and She'll be posting some great things including Reviews and Giveaways for you guys

So be sure to Welcome her and Here is a little more about Lexie:

"Hey everybody! I'm Lexie, the face behind, https://herestobeingordinary.blogspot.com, and I am so glad to be a part of Mama Love.  I'm a mama to my adorable little Coco bunny-I'll probably be posting about my little nugget frequently. I am a makeup/beauty enthusiast, but that's not all I'll be posting about.  You can email me @ lexie.rhea1028@gmail.com if you have any questions. See y'all soon!"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Winners

I apologize so much for being behind on announcing winners and posting in general, we've had a hectic few weeks, computer crashed, car died, mail got lost for over 2 weeks! Family emergency across the country and the list goes on, but hopefully all is well now and I can get back to blogging!

Anyways Here is a list of winners


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Disney on Ice GIVEAWAY!!

As I have mentioned in previous Post DISNEY ON ICE IS COMING BACK TO SALT LAKE CITY!!!

And I'm Giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to the show!!!
Here is all the info about The Show then be sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below!


Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After

Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, BRAVE, compete to win the heart of adventurous, sharp-shooting Merida, making her on-ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel.  A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. 

It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar line-up to your hometown! 
An exceptional ice production that can only be experienced at Disney On Icepresents Rockin’ Ever After.  For more information, visit www.disneyonice.com or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

TICKETS FOR
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER
ON SALE JANUARY 31 IN SALT LAKE CITY
SALT LAKE CITY (January 31, 2014)Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is bringing an all-star lineup of your favorite Disney characters to the ice in a sensational live production coming to Salt Lake City. This brand-new spectacular featuring scenes from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, TangledThe Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, visits SLC from March 5-9, 2014 for performances at EnergySolutions Arena. 
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31, 2014Tickets for Disney On Icepresents Rockin’ Ever After are available for purchase online at Smithtix.com, charge by phone at 800-888-TIXX, at the EnergySolutions Arena Box Office or select Smith’s Grocery Stores. Ticket price levels are $20, $25, $40 (VIP) and $52 (Rinkside); Opening Night special discount prices available for only $12 each (not valid on premium seating; limit 6 tickets per order). 

Hurry and Get your Tickets NOW, this is an event you will not want to miss! My Family and I go every time it comes to Salt Lake and Disney on Ice never disappoints, each show is always more magical than the last!



This is Going to be a quick Giveaway so Hurry and Enter Now!!


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I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Dabuyu Shoes Review + Giveaway!





Somehow my youngest daughter, who is 3, always ends up having the most shoes out of anyone else in the house! She loves shoes and cute toddler shoes are my kryptonite! So when I found Dabuyu Shoes it was instant love, then when I found out that I would not only be reviewing their shoes, but also givingaway a pair I was beyond excited!


Dabuyu is a very cute and unique shoe shop for toddlers and kids, that is ran/created by a Mom of 2! In fact her oldest daughter named the company at age 2 and a half! With Dabuyu Shoes you will find a whimsical selection for boys and girls from toddler size 5 all the way through Kids size 2! These Neat Shoes not only come with a Fun design but also removable patches that you can change on the shoes! More on that below!


We were sent the Fairy Tale (toddler) Girl Shoes


Look How adorable these shoes are!!! I mean no need for me to tell you about them the pictures say it all!! 

I Knew these shoes were going to be cute When I saw them online, but once they arrived at our home and I opened them, they were even cuter! Who would have ever known that one day I would get more excited over toddler shoes than shoes for myself!



These Shoes came with a cute little bag to keep them in and an extra Velcro back patch!




Like I mentioned above you can remove/change the patches on these darling shoes to change up the look of them, like with the fairy tale ones, you could leave just the castle or add on the adorable little owls! And there is a whole section at Dabuyu of Patches you can order to change your shoes even more!






Even Down to the soles of these shoes scream cuteness! As you can see I didn't get the picture before my daughter wore them, but Look how cute with the owls and Dabuyu logo on the bottom!

Overall We Love our Dabuyu Shoes! My daughter has picked them to wear everyday now since they arrived at our home, and they are easy to put on and actually stay on little ones feet!

Here are some other fun selections from Dabuyu:



Want to Win your choice of Dabuyu Shoes?!?

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Disclosure - Per FTC Regulations, I am disclosing that I received product(s) from this company/website, free of charge, for review. I was in no other way compensated for my review. The views expressed in this review are my own, honest opinions and any claims should be verified on the sponsor's site


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paper Coterie review and giveaway

I'm sure you have all seen a million ways, via pinterest, to document your family memories throughout the year. And if you are anything like me you always plan to do so but never quite get around to crafting up whatever is needed for those darn pinterest projects! Well I recently ran across a great company that carries all sorts of personalize-able products that help you accomplish the task of preserving your precious memories, PAPER COTERIE



A Little About Paper Coterie:

"Paper Coterie is a circle of friends who are passionate about documenting the beauty of life well lived. Whether it's in a photo book, guest book, journal, or one of our custom personalized books, we'll help you capture the memories you want to save and share. We've also expanded our line of exclusive Paper Coterie calendars to include personalized calendars, desktop calendars, and wall calendars that allow you to document some of your favorite memories from month to month. Want to document your growing child? Don't worry. We have that covered. Choose from one of our personalized growth charts, wall décor posters, baby books, and shower guest books.
Sharing and documenting expands beyond just you and your immediate family with our exclusive collections of birth announcementsbirthday invitations,Valentine's Day cardsMother's Day CardsFather's Day cards, and shower invitations. Finally, don't forget to look at our customer personalized recipe cards andrecipe card sets. They're perfect for recording all your family's favorite recipes, handing them down for generations.
Enjoy!"

I was Lucky enough to be given a $42 gc to choose a product for Review (stay tuned for the giveaway too!) The Hardest part was choosing what to pick, they have a lovely selection of photobooks, personalized calendars,growth charts, and etc: But When I stumbled upon their documenting section, I instantly knew what I would be ordering, The Moments. Memories. Everyday, customize-able book!


This Book is Wonderful for documenting everyday life, cute saying kids say, accomplishments, outings, the ups and downs, you name it, and just think in years to come you can look back over your book and revisit all those lovely memories! 


This wonderful documenting book was just what i had been looking for, something simple and beautiful that i could easily fill out with our daily life happenings and it will forever keep our cherished memories! And it's simple to make and simple to use! When ordering you can customize text, add pictures and etc to create a truly one of a kind memory holder for your family! Also the Paper Coterie Website couldn't be any easier to use in creating all your projects! 

Overall I am one hundred percent thrilled with our Moments. Memories. Everyday. Documenting Book, and I am excited to fill it up and read over it in years to come, it truly makes it simple to preserve the memories of everyday life, I have kept my book by my bed so every night before bed I can jot down something in the book, and of course somedays I have to run upstairs to grab the book to fill in something special that happened so I don't forget it! I truly am in Love with my Paper Coterie Documenting book! 

WANT TO WIN?!?! 
Of course you do Enter below to win $42 dollars to create your own masterpiece from Paper Coterie!

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Disclosure - Per FTC Regulations, I am disclosing that I received product(s) from this company/website, free of charge, for review. I was in no other way compensated for my review. The views expressed in this review are my own, honest opinions and any claims should be verified on the sponsor's site

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After SLC!

It's One Of My Favorite Times of Year, Disney on Ice is coming back to Salt Lake City!!!!!



Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After

Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, BRAVE, compete to win the heart of adventurous, sharp-shooting Merida, making her on-ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel.  A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. 

It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar line-up to your hometown! 
An exceptional ice production that can only be experienced at Disney On Icepresents Rockin’ Ever After.  For more information, visit www.disneyonice.com or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

TICKETS FOR
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER
ON SALE JANUARY 31 IN SALT LAKE CITY
SALT LAKE CITY (January 31, 2014)Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is bringing an all-star lineup of your favorite Disney characters to the ice in a sensational live production coming to Salt Lake City. This brand-new spectacular featuring scenes from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, TangledThe Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, visits SLC from March 5-9, 2014 for performances at EnergySolutions Arena. 
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31, 2014Tickets for Disney On Icepresents Rockin’ Ever After are available for purchase online at Smithtix.com, charge by phone at 800-888-TIXX, at the EnergySolutions Arena Box Office or select Smith’s Grocery Stores. Ticket price levels are $20, $25, $40 (VIP) and $52 (Rinkside); Opening Night special discount prices available for only $12 each (not valid on premium seating; limit 6 tickets per order). 

Hurry and Get your Tickets NOW, this is an event you will not want to miss! My Family and I go every time it comes to Salt Lake and Disney on Ice never disappoints, each show is always more magical than the last!

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Purex Fresh Mountain Breeze Crystals: Review + Giveaway!!



Since Becoming a Purex Insider I have had a Chance to review and giveaway some awesome products from Purex; so when I received a package containing Purex Crystal, Fresh Mountain Breeze, I couldn't wait to try them out!



These Purex Crystals are so amazing! They are easy to use and do the job way better than any other fabric softener or laundry enhancers that i have ever used before! All you do is pour the desired amount into the pre-measured cap, more for a stronger scent less for a subtle scent, and pour it in with your laundry! Then wash and dry and clothes smell splendid not only after wash but for weeks after! 


Everyone Loves the fresh laundry scent but with normal products the scent seems to fade really quickly, but with Purex Crystal Laundry Freshener the lovely scent last for a long time, it's really nice to pull clothes out of my closet and smell the fresh laundry scent!



Quick info on Purex Crystals:
  • Clothes Stay Fresh For Weeks not Days!
  • Does Not Reduce the absorbency of Towels!
  • Natural Formula is Safe for your Family and the environment!


My Thoughts:

I am a laundry addict, I wash clothes as soon as they are dirty, enjoy washing and putting them up, and I want my family's clothing to radiate with a fresh laundry smell! I know I'm weird! I Like to have my clothes not only look clean but my clothes smell fresh! So Purex Crystals are perfect, they eliminate odors, have a great scent, are safe for all your laundry (towels active wear kids clothes you name it) and are made from Natural ingredients which is always a plus!  As soon as my package of Purex Crystals arrived for review I was so anxious to try them out, and I had no laundry dirty, so I quickly ran and stripped my son's bed just to wash and test out them! 
First off they are so so easy to use, as explained above, you just measure and pour in, they are also safe for top and front loading machines!! As soon as I opened the bottle my laundry room was immediately filled with a fresh scent, so I was very excited to see if that lovely scent would truly hold up through wash and drying! And it did! My laundry smelled wonderful while it was drying and as soon as i took it out the scent was still there, not too overwhelming but just right! I replaced my son's bedding and of course didn't tell him about the new product no one in my house cares to hear about laundry, especially at 7 year old boy: but that night when he got into bed he kept talking about how good his bed smelled and how soft it was, so naturally my girls were jealous so I had to wash all our bedding the next day!



The Purex Crystals have worked wonders for us: I'm almost 100% sure that they will replace our normal fabric softeners, because they not only smell great but I feel like my clothes felt softer with less static, and I have tried almost every type of fabric softeners on the market from standard dryer sheets to those darn bars you stick in your dryer and nothing compares to these Purex Crystals! They do not leave that caked up greasy residue like most softeners do, they are a perfect balance of scent and softness! 



So Far I have washed 4 loads of bedding, 1 load of towels, 1 load of bathroom rugs, the covers to my microfiber couch, a load of winter wear(snowpants coats gloves), a load of my husbands work clothes(they are usually gross) and 1 load of regular clothes and they have been pure greatness each and every use,
 Purex Crystals will definitely become a regular in our house!

 Oh And I have Found a Few More Uses for these Purex Crystals, other than just laundry if you are interested in incorporating their great smell throughout your home:

  • Candle Warmer: To make your whole house smell instantly fresh just sprinkle a few in your candle warmer or on top of a compatible scent of candle
  • Vacuuming: Sprinkle a few in your vacuum bag or canister for fresh scent while vacuuming,Also you can sprinkle them on the carpet before vacuuming!
  • Homemade Air fresheners: Just sprinkle some crystals into little cloth bags and tie and place them around your house!
  • Car: Once again sprinkle some into a breathable bag and place under your car seats!
  • Trash Can: Sprinkle a few into the bottom of your Trash Can
  • Freshen your Furniture: I sprinkled a few under my couch cushions, if you don't want them loose under your cushions you could place them in a bag also but i have had no problem with just sprinkling them directly under the cushions!

That's all I have used them for so far, I'm sure I'll find more ways, and if so I will be sure to update you. If you have any other ideas on how to use them Leave a comment I'm dying to find more ways!!

Overall I LOVE LOVE LOVE These Purex Crystals!

GIVEAWAYS

Right Now Purex has a great giveaway going on, To Celebrate the NEW Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze, The Purex Brand is hosting a Sweepstakes. One Grand Prize Winner Will Receive $500 While 100 Second place winners will receive a coupon for FREE Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze! 
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

SMITH'S PRIVATE SELECTION GOURMET COOKIES ARE FANTASTIC!

I was recently given the chance to try out Private Selection's Gourmet Cookies, and they are to die for!


I received a coupon through Bzzagent to try these cookies out! The day I got the coupon I ran down to our Local Smith's to pick up a box, and Lucky me I caught the Baker pulling these lovely cookies out of the oven ,yes they are baked fresh in the store! The hardest part of this review was picking which flavor to try, I eventually decided on the Turtle Brownie Cookies!!!!! Anything with Chocolate, caramel, and pecans has me right away!


My Thoughts:
These cookies, are hid from the kids worthy, if you are a mom you know what I'm talking about, something that is so good you hide it in the top of your pantry and sneak it while the kids are sleeping :) They were the perfect combnation of chocolate and chunks of caramel and pecans! Every bite is like heaven in your mouth! I eventually caved and let my husband try one and he apparently liked them a lot because he came home from work with 3 more boxes!


A Little more about Private Selections Gourmet Cookies:

Nothing beats a decadent, bakery fresh cookie. Except, of course, a lot of bakery fresh cookies. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at The Kroger Co. Family of Stores! Private Selection has reimagined their gourmet cookies to deliver four new varieties of outright cookie perfection. Each flavor is rich, decadent and always baked fresh in stores:
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut – Creamy white chocolate chunks meet crunchy macadamia nuts
  • Ultimate Chocolate Chunk – Discover a devilish amount of rich chocolate chunks in every bite
  • Turtle Brownie – This indulgent brownie cookie is loaded with gooey caramel and high-quality pecans
  • White Chocolate Coconut Almond – White chocolate chunks are balanced by sweet coconut and delicate almond slivers

Overall These Cookies are UH-mazing! And I highly recommend trying them out!

Disclosure - Per FTC Regulations, I am disclosing that I received product(s) from this company/website, free of charge, for review. I was in no other way compensated for my review. The views expressed in this review are my own, honest opinions and any claims should be verified on the sponsor's site

Friday, January 24, 2014

Get Organized in style with Sarah Pinto Planners

It's January and my favorite month because that means I can Start a new calendar and Planner! Yes I know there are all sorts of apps and nifty online calendars but I a classic pen and paper write EVERYTHING down type of person! I have tried all sorts of different planners and I often switch things up from year to year since our needs are always changing.  Last year, I decided to go the digital route, but I found that I was less organized than usual with our daily schedules and planning.  I would go into the calendar to input dates, but it wasn't my cup of tea when it came time to do my weekly planning and look at my Day at a Glance. What can I say, I simply like to write things down, carry my planner, and be able to open it up and jot goals and notes and meal plans all on one happy and colorful place. This year while hunting down a new/better planner to use, I discovered Sarah Pinto and immediately fell in love!


About Sarah Pinto:
"I am a busy mother of two young boys, the owner of a large dog and married to an active husband. We are a family on-the-go and it is essential for me to stay organized.  I spent a long time looking for a simple, stylish planner that I could throw in my purse. I couldn’t find one, so I decided to design it myself.
The result is a simple weekly planner to help you stay organized in a fun, effortless way. I think that they’re a perfect companion for any iPhone or Blackberry users that are visually-minded and on the go (like me)." 

I Was sent this Lovely Horseshoe Weekly Planner

First off isn't this just so cute, I like my planners to be not only functional but pretty and this planner has it all! With my schedule, Mom, Kids School, Blogging, appointments, etc,  it is essential for me to write down everything that i have going on.




Also I'm rather picky about my planners I like to have a full page of the month so I can just glance and see what I have going on, but I also like the weeks broken down so I have room to write on specific days if I need too and this planner is perfect!

I would be lost with out my planner, it is attached to me, I am always writing things in it and honestly if I were to lose it our lives would be a chaotic mess! 


Here are a few of my quick tips for staying organized with a Planner!

1. Write it Down: Not Later NOW, as soon as you can write down that appointment, meeting, etc if not it will be forgotten (even if it's months in advance like I know what days my kids have off of school for the whole year, write it down you won't forget or have to check back later)
2.Use It for Everything: don't hassle with more than 1 binder/planner to keep up with, like a meal planner, or special school one, if you invest in the right planner with the weeks/days broken down there is plenty of room to write all of that down, and you are more likely to religiously fill out/update 1 planner rather than 10!
3. Use Spare time to Manage it: This past weekend I was in the emergency room with my husband for 4 hours, which most of it was waiting because "computers crashed" so while he was passing time with his tablet I broke out my planner and filled in weekly goals and double checked what I needed etc, so waiting at appointment, school pick up lines, or wherever you have a free minute is a great time to check/update that planner
4. If in doubt Pencil it in: If you aren't a 100% sure about something write it in pencil, when it's confirmed then go over it in pen, this saves you from having marked/scribbled out places on your planner which bugs me so much! 
 5. Use it to Set Goals: Once a week, usually sundays, I open up to my weekly section of the calendar and set myself goals for the next week, like I just started a 30 day squat challenge (talk about pain) so I wrote down how many I was suppose to do each day, it helps me keep accountable and I get to check it off once my 90 for the day is done! Also I write down what I would like to get done in the house that day, Clean out kids closets, make beds mop floors etc if I have a list that i can Cross off I'm much more motivated to do them!
6. Keep it On You: Carry that planner EVERYWHERE with you, keep it in your purse so you always have access to it!
7. Get a Planner that works for you: If it won't work for you, you won't use it, so invest in a planner that you'll actually use! For me the Sarah Pinto Planners are the best, cute and stylish and so useful! 

Overall I Love My New Planner and I know it will help my organize my Chaotic life! 
Be Sure to Check out WWW.SARAHPINTO.COM for a great selection of planners and much more!

What are your go to tips to keep your life organized?

Disclosure - Per FTC Regulations, I am disclosing that I received product(s) from this company/website, free of charge, for review. I was in no other way compensated for my review. The views expressed in this review are my own, honest opinions and any claims should be verified on the sponsor's site.