1/19/17

Perfectly Posh Bath and Beauty Products #review

Perfectly Posh is a new addiction for me! They are wonderful bath, body, and beauty products that are naturally based, with no harmful chemicals, and with no animal testing. The photos of these products are ones I either bought myself, earned with Posh perks points, or won at a Posh online party. I was not provided products in exchange for a review, I just love the products so much that I wanted to share them with you!
The Big Fat Yummy Hand Creams (top photo) are fabulous! I love that they leave my hands super soft and not greasy at all. They come in lots of yummy scents too. The Moisturize 911 is a great daily facial lotion and the Honey Honey Healing Body Creme is amazing for dry winter skin. Posh products are always bigger than I expected and they are affordable!
I bought two different body butters from Posh, the Cheers My Dears and Skindelicious Portlandia. They are creamy, lightscented, and just a bit goes really far. I like to apply it right after a shower so that my winter skin can soak it all up. It's not greasy and absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving it soft and hydrated.
The Chunk Big Bath Bars are about twice the size of a soap bar you'd buy at the store. My favorite is the Hoku Kukui (and the photo only shows half my Posh Chunk stash). I really love this soap! It leaves me smelling good, feeling squeaky clean, and soft.
Posh also has great anti-aging products, lip care, men's products, exfoliating soap bars, body scrubs, hair products, facial masks, and much more! My sister Jennie recently became a consultant and she's letting me host an online party so I can have her share her expertise about the products and I can maybe earn some more Posh to add to my collection. Look at all these great samples she sent to me!
You Are Invited!
I'll be inviting my Facebook friends to my online Posh party.
If we're not FB friends already, send me an invite and let me know you want in!
The party will be open from January 20 - 29
so she can share a bit about the different products with a post each day
(and host some fun games to win free products).
There will even be a live video of the products on Jan 26 at 2pm CT
and you're invited to that too.
If you can't come to my party, but want to check out all the products
 and place an order, go to:

1/18/17

Giveaway! Lugz Empire Boots for Men

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Welcome to the Winter Wonderland Giveaway Hop
January 19-29, 2017

Visit each of the blogs listed below and enter to win a prize on each blog!

I'm giving away
My husband was not prepared for the cold and snow that comes with living in Kansas. The Lugz Empire HI WR Boots are the perfect boots for the nasty winter weather! The  HI means they are a high top boot, which allows him to walk through deep snow without getting snow inside the tops of the boots. The WR stands for Water Resistant, which keep his feet dry in snow and rainy weather.
These Empire boots also have the Lugz patented Flexastride memory foam technology and a padded tongue and collar for amazing all-day comfort. They even feature a ASTM-F1677, Mark II tested slip resistant rubber sole to help keep him from slipping on ice and snow.
The heavy tumble permahide upper looks awesome on these boots! They are very roomy inside and the laces allow him to tighten or loosen the fit for different thicknesses of socks throughout the year. They are beautifully constructed, provide professional presentation even for his office job, and protect his feet in any kind of weather. My husband loves his new boots!
Lugz offers the men's Empire Boots in a variety of colors, sizes, widths, ankle heights, and different materials. They also offer boots for women (I have several pair of them and LOVE them) and even boots for kids of all ages. Lugz sells great tshirts, vests, and jackets too!
We have already had several snowfalls and a nasty ice storm this winter, so my husband has had plenty of opportunities to put these boots to a real weather test and they passed with flying colors. His feet are warm, dry, and comfortable all day long. He hasn't slipped even once in them.
Check out Lugz.com for boots for your entire family! 
Win any pair of Lugz Empire Boots for Men!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US readers, ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on 1/29/2017. Good luck!

1/17/17

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (January 18-24)




A Better Night's Sleep for Kids and Parents with Claessens' Kids

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Getting kids to sleep can be frustrating for parents. The Kid'Sleep My Aquarium from Claessens' Kids is the first animated nightlight of its kind. It features four different lullabies to choose from and the fish swim to the rhythm!
When the music ends, the fish go to sleep but the starfish nightlight stays on for about 30 minutes before switching off automatically. If your child makes a noise, the sound detector activates and the fish will swim silently and the starfish will stay on another 30 minutes.
It comes with two straps so parents can safely attach it directly to the crib and it operates on batteries. This animated nightlight is a wonderful way to help your baby learn to relax when it's time to go to bed. I love this product and think it's a great bargain through Amazon.
The Kid'Sleep Moon Sleeptrainer Nightlight from Claessens' Kids is another fabulous product to help your baby sleep at night. It works as a nightlight and a sleep trainer for young children, and an alarm clock for older children.
It comes with two inserts - one with a sleeping bunny for a traditional nightlight for babies and one with a split screen of a sleeping bunny and an awake bunny for older children. There are four different lullabies to choose from to help a child go to sleep.
These cute bunnies help young children have an understanding of when it is time to get out of bed and when it is not. If the sleeping bunny is lit up, kids know to stay in bed. When the awake bunny is lit up, kids know it's okay to get up and start the day.
It features three settings - night time, nap time, and weekend, plus four choices of alarm sounds (or no alarm) and four levels of brightness. It even has a Smart Sunset "go to sleep" function and a Smart Moonset "wake up" function for a ten minute warning for kids.  It runs either by batteries or by plug. These are wonderful products that will help children (and parents) get more sleep at night!
You can find the Kid'Sleep Moon 
and the Kid'Sleep My Aquarium at Amazon!


             

1/12/17

7th Heaven Beauty Masks #review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
There is no better way to spoil yourself than to indulge in a beauty mask. Give yourself a half hour alone, apply one of these masks, relax for 15-20 minutes while it does all the beautifying work, then rinse off to reveal brighter, smoother, more hydrated skin. 7th Heaven sent me several of their many beauty masks to try out: Exfoliator and Masque, Dead Sea Mud Pac, and Creamy Coconut.
7th Heaven face masks come in individual packs, so they are easy to store and easy to take with you when you travel. These face masks are 100% natural and safe for all skin types. 7th Heaven masks start at just $1.99 and are available at Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kroger, Kmart, and Harmon Discount.
Always pin your hair back to use a beauty mask. Make sure you've removed any makeup, then gently apply the mask all over your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth. I used the 7th Heaven Exfoliator and Masque the first week. It goes on super creamy and dries hard. Then I rinsed it all off with warm water and patted my face dry (never rub!) with a soft towel. I really liked the orange oil scent of this mask. It left my skin feeling very soft and smooth.
The 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac was the second one I tried. It was fun to put on because it started drying before I was done with my entire face. I could feel my skin tightening up as the mask provided a deep cleanse and delivered nutrient-rich minerals to my face. I rinsed off with warm water and my skin felt so soft and super clean. It really brightened my skin!
The third week, I used the 7th Heaven Creamy Coconut Mask. This cool and creamy mask is a super moisturizer and perfect for my winter skin. It hydrated my skin with coconut water and shea butter, leaving it soft and touchable. I love taking a half hour every week to treat myself (although I always hope no one rings my doorbell while I'm looking all scary). My skin looks and feels so much better with 7th Heaven beauty masks!

1/10/17

Annie's Homegrown Organic Foods #review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Annie's sent me a big variety package of their foods to try. I was honestly surprised how many different types of organic food they offer. I checked out their website and they actually only sent me a small portion of their varieties, so it's really easy to serve organic foods to your entire family now!
I received a box of Annie's Homegrown Organic Berry Bunnies Cereal, which is shaped like little bunnies and tastes like berries. I love it! It's great for kids (of all ages) and is filled with oat, corn, and rice, and flavored with real fruit. Berry Bunnies makes a great breakfast (or late night snack). Annie's Chewy Granola Bars are some of the best bars I've ever eaten. I received the Oatmeal Raisin and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavors. They are generously sized, don't fall apart when you take a bite, and Annie's doesn't add anything artificial to them.
Annie's Grabbits Chocolate Sandwich Cookies look just like (and taste like) another very familiar cookie, but these have no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, or high-fructose corn syrup. These cookies are the perfect way to treat yourself and your family to a sweet treat with no guilt. Annie's Homegrown foods are certified organic and taste fabulous!
Annie's Homegrown now even offers baking mixes! I have already made the Double Chocolate Brownie Mix and all I needed to add was 2 eggs, a stick of butter, and 2 tbsp of water. Annie's Brownies are to die for! My house smelled so good when they were baking that my mouth started watering.
Annie's Double Chocolate Brownie Mix is SO delicious! They are perfectly fluffy, with perfectly crisped edges, and a soft middle that isn't too chewy or doughy. You and your family are going to absolutely love them.
Visit www.annies.com to see all the wonderful organic foods Annie's Homegrown offers. They are making organic for everybunny! Their website even offers a recipe section. I highly recommend Annie's!

1/5/17

Bloggers Wanted! Winter Wonderland Giveaway Hop (January 19-29)

Bloggers - Join the
Winter Wonderland Giveaway Hop
January 19-29, 2017


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  • Post your own dedicated giveaway for this event, from January 19, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. until January 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Times are ET.
  • This is an "open theme" giveaway hop.
  • Giveaway prize must be family-friendly and worth at least $25.00.
  • Prizes must be new, not used. Gift card giveaways welcome.
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1/4/17

LEAP Organic Vegetable and Fruit Smoothie

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review. 
As you make your new year resolutions to eat healthier, here's a great product I want to put on your radar. LEAP Organic Vegetable and Fruit Smoothie is a fabulous way to get all the good stuff into your body in a delicious way! LEAP is an instant smoothie bowl powder composed entirely of raw, organic whole fruits, vegetables, and plant proteins. You simply blend or stir LEAP into water, yogurt, kefir, or any milk alternative to get a superfood-packed smoothie bowl base in seconds. After that, all you need to do is add toppings.
LEAP Red Power Bowl will keep you feeling healthy, balanced, and energized with Organic Coconut, Hemp Protein, Pea Protein, Pomegranate, Goji Berry, Macqui Berry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Kale, Beet Juice, and Pumpkin Seeds. Green Revive Bowl jumpstarts your metabolism and detoxifies your body with Organic Kale, Spinach, Maitake, Coconut, Banana, Mango, Pea Protein, Pumpkin, Pomegranate, and Chlorella. Blue Zeal Bowl will keep you focused and hydrated with Organic Pineapple, Mango, Banana, Goji Berry, Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds, Pea Protein, Kale, Lucuma, Pomegranate, and Apple.
Each and every ingredient used in LEAP is sustainably sourced, certified organic and raw, and meticulously controlled from start to finish. LEAP Instant Smoothie Bowls deliver 4 servings of fruits and vegetables. LEAP also is a proud supporter of 1% for the Planet, a charitable network of businesses that have already donated $130 million to different nonprofits organizations dedicated to protecting the environment.
and request a FREE 3-Pack to try it for yourself!


      

1/3/17

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (January 4 - 10)




Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives #review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Knives can be a tricky tool to have in the kitchen. Obviously they are required for preparing food, but there are safety issues, storage issues, and care issues. I received a beautiful set of three Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives to review - an 8" Chef Knife, a 7" Santoku Knife, and a 3.5" Paring Knife.
These Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives are extremely well-made. Each one includes a built-in knife-sharpening sleeve, which also provides excellent protection for my fingers when I'm digging in my kitchen tool drawer. I love that I no longer have to sharpen my own kitchen knives! Being able to store them in a drawer means they're not sitting on my countertop.
The handles on the Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives are triple-riveted and designed to be comfortable in my hand, which makes them easier to use and provides me a solid handle grip. The blades are high-carbon stainless steel, so they are very strong and very durable.
Although the packaging says they are dishwasher safe, you are always better off to carefully hand wash and immediately dry your kitchen knives. Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives even come with a lifetime limited warranty. After using these knives for a while, I've found I definitely prefer them to the knives I previously purchased.
It is important to have several types of knives and know what each one is used for, so that you can get the best use from your knives. The Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Chef Knife is a versatile blade that is good for most cutting tasks. I use my Chef Knife for slicing, mincing, and chopping vegetables, and I always reach for it when cutting meats, because it's perfect for large cuts.
A Santoku Knife is an Asian-style knife for chopping, slicing, and dicing. It's incredibly well-balanced and features kullens (the recesses in the side of the knife) to limit the tearing of food and the sticking of food while cutting. The Paring Knife is perfect for small jobs, like peeling and cutting small garnishes.
I am incredibly impressed with the performance of these Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives. There are a few other knives in this collection, which are going on my wish list. I absolutely love being able to pull a highly sharpened knife every time! Shop today for Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives at Amazon, Pfaltzgraff, and Wayfair.

       

12/30/16

Easy Ways to Improve Your Skin

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Getting older doesn't mean you have to love your skin less. Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours nightly, preferably 8), drink lots of water (at least 8 glasses daily), and avoid overdoing sugary treats and greasy foods (opt for fresh fruits and vegetables instead). Adding Elan Rose beauty products to your daily routine is a super-easy way to improve your skin and to age gracefully. I love the names of these products - Wake Up Beautiful! Night Serum and Hello Sunshine! Day Cream give my face such a luxurious glow as they protect and improve my skin.
Wake Up Beautiful! Night Serum is a very lightweight lotion that works to repair my skin while I'm getting a good night's sleep. It contains Vitamin B3 for DNA repair and energy production, Gorgonian Extract for soothing and healing, Melatonin for strengthening, and Chestnut Extract for acid-free natural exfoliation. It strengthens and smooths my face, brightens my skin, and is actually reducing the wrinkles around my eyes! This dermatologist-tested night serum contains no parabens, silicones, or fragrance. Prior to Wake Up Beautiful! I rarely used a night serum, but I've noticed a marked difference in my skin upon waking since I've been using it. Based on my results, it is the best anti-aging night cream I've ever used!
Hello Sunshine! Day Cream is a luxurious Vitamin E face cream that includes a broad spectrum SPF 30. Since solar radiation is the worst thing your skin will encounter, this is the perfect daily use lotion. Hello Sunshine! protects my face from aging and from skin cancer, and gives my skin luxurious hydration all day long. It's not greasy or heavy, so it's great for using under makeup or alone. I generally don't wear makeup, and Hello Sunshine! gives me a healthy glow all day long.
Hello Sunshine! contains Vitamin B3 for DNA repair and energy production, Gorgonian Extract for soothing and healing, Vitamin E to protect the structure of the epidermis, and 7-dehydrocholesterol to activate the endogenous anti-stress system. This determatologist-tested SPF 30 day cream is non-irritating to my sensitive skin and contains no parabens, silicones, or fragrance. Using both of these Elan Rose products together make it so easy to improve my skin in just two daily steps! Learn more and shop for these fantastic skin care products at ElanRose.com.
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