Wine and Spirits For The Health Conscious

Wine and Spirits for the Health Conscious--FitVit Wine -- Ah-So Wine -- Batiste Rhum

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It’s the time of the year again, the kids are back to school and life begins to calm down a bit. My whole family begins to fall into a routine, and soon enough, our household starts to run like a well-oiled machine…. [read more]

A Spotlight On Vegan Beauty

A Spotlight On Vegan Beauty with The Organic Skin Co

Written in collaboration with Kansas.

The Organic Skin Co is a Vegan Beauty Must HaveBeauty Brite Disclosure

Now, when I say Natural Based Beauty Products that can go one of two ways. You came to see beauty products that are naturally made OR you came to see beauty products that give off a natural, no makeup used, look. I am ecstatic to say that The Organic Skin Co covers both grounds perfectly!

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Essential Oils: Not Just For Your Diffuser

 Essential Oils: Not Just For Your Diffuser

essential oils

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I use essential oils throughout my home religiously! With my daughter starting her first day of preschool soon, I am blasting ‘health shield’ and ‘eucalyptus’ to keep us breathing fresh air and germ-free. While our teachers try their best to keep classrooms sanitized, they can quite kill off every germ, so it always seems as though one (or all of us) fall sick within the first three weeks of school.

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Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

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My daughter is very inquisitive and loves to learn how things grow. She is always asking where plants for flowers come from and sometimes I don’t have the answer – because I’m just not sure! I’ve been wanting to show her some responsibility and grow her ever-expanding mind by us planting vegetables together, but I never knew where to start.

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Safety Is Just A Click Away With This Tiny Lock

Safety Is Just A Click Away With This Tiny Lock from Ripple Safety

Safety Is Just A Click Away With This Tiny Lock

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We’re winding down the end of this year’s back to school rush and everyone is settling in with their new classes. No more fighting other parents for those red, three prong folders or wondering if that laptop was worth all the rave reviews.

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Items Every Kitchen Must Have

Items Every Kitchen Must Have

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I’ll be there first to admit that I’m not your typical kitchen friendly person.  To be honest most times it is usually safer for me to be anywhere else but in the kitchen.  Now that I’ve had kids I decided to work more in the kitchen to try and make things easier and share the workload with my husband, so we have been on the lookout for products that will help our lives be a little easier, and be able to help with dinner.

Your kitchen needs these items! 

Espressotoria system

Espressotoria System Pods

So with four kids six and under, what is one of the most essential kitchen items that I’m going to need you ask? Coffee and lots of it, don’t get me wrong I love my kids but man do they not ever sleep. So momma turns to coffee. I have been searching for a really good and easy to use coffee system for a while and I’ve finally found one. The Espressotoria System is an amazing cafe grade espresso system, letting you make everything from coffee to lattes to expressos right in the comfort of your own home. Whats the perfect coffee drink without that frothy top? Don’t fear because you also get this in your system, making your coffee experience complete. Unlike other machines you get you only can use up to 16 pods before needing to empty the containment area, making your coffee has never been so fun and easy. From a Brazilian Breakfast Blend to Espresso and more, there is a taste for everyone. All the pods are made to be fully recyclable, what is better than helping the planet and getting your coffee too!  This Espressotoria system is easy to use even for kitchen novices like me. For more information visit their Facebook, or get yours at Walmart or Amazon.

PowerAir Fryer Oven

PowerAir Fryer Oven 7 in 1

This next kitchen item I found makes life so much easier, we recently converted the garage into an studio apartment at my mother in laws house to help keep an eye on her, but we don’t have a full kitchen area downstairs. This means everytime we need to use the oven we have to head up through her house and use her oven, but now that we have found the Power AirFryer Over our lives have become so much easier. This compact machine is a 7 in 1 powerhouse that can replace a deep fryer, rotisserie oven, dehydrator, oven, toaster oven, pizza grill and microwave. This thing is seriously amazing. I honestly was a bit skeptical at first can this little machine do all this, but YES it can. This is so easy to use ( thank the Lord for that one ), it only took me 3 min, this morning to make my three oldest children breakfast, and when mornings are packed and hectic just the smallest win helps us tremendously.  Be sure to check out their Facebook, Amazon, or Website.

If you are looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient then these items are for you. I know they sure help my daily life easier. Hope you love these products as much as I do.

 

What are your kitchen must-have items?

 

Getting Ready for Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School

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It’s that time of year again, as the summer days draw to an end, for getting ready to go back to school. My oldest is now in first grade, so just like most parents when the dreaded school supply list come in and the struggle of finding the perfect products start. It can be so overwhelming to find where to even start with the list.  Office Depot / OfficeMax has come to the rescue, to save the day!

Back to school with a blast! 

 

Office Depot / OfficeMax has so many new ways to make your back to school shopping easier, by starting with access to all your child’s back to school list. With over 1.2 million supply list from around the country, you have all your needs in one place. Click HERE for more information.

Did you know that Office Depot / OfficeMax also helps make sure kids in need have all the school supplies that they need? You can purchase extra supplies and your local store will deliver them to schools in your community in need of help.  This is also part of their Give Back to School program.  The program gives 5% back in credits to local schools on qualifying purchases for free supplies to their school. How awesome is that?

Office Depot OfficeMax

It’s crazy to think I’m the mom of a first grader, it seems like yesterday that she was just learning how to walk. I used to have so many people tell me when I was first pregnant that once you have children the time just flies by and man were they right.  I feel like I’ve just blinked and its seven years and four children later. I’ve been so truly blessed as a parent to have such wonderful children.  So when it was time to find some perfect supplies for my oldest I was excited for the big selection that Office Depot / OfficeMax offers. I wanted to find something that was as bubbly and sparkly was my daughter’s personality. I wasn’t disappointed, because I found some great options. From adorable Floating Glitter Binders to fun Fish Erasers they had the perfect assortment of everything she needed to make her year great. Great prices that don’t leave this momma breaking the break, so that always makes my life easier!

Floating Glitter Binder

I’d personally like to thank all of the amazing teachers out there who put their heart and souls into turning these kids into the brilliant minds of tomorrow. Hope everyone has an outstanding school year.

Back To Life Back To Reality AKA School

Back To Life Back To Reality AKA School--Betty Crocker-Junkless-Simple Mills

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So, yet another summer bites the dust as Open House dates loom, parents start gritting their teeth over the mountain of paperwork the first day of school brings them, and school buses hit the road, polluting up all of our summer fun with their hissing brakes, squealing doors, schizophrenic timeframes for arrival, and generally just causing traffic jams everywhere they roll.

If your kids haven’t had to endure this undignified return to early bedtimes, blaring alarm clocks, fights over what to wear to school, and skirmishing in the hallway amid shouts of “Bathroom hog!”, I envy you — a lot.

But, it’s inevitable that they surely soon will be heading off into another school year, so enjoy the unfettered summer freedom while you can, friends! Today, I’m hitting a little bit on must haves that my kids request for the start of school, but mostly (since we are huge snackers in my house) I’ll be talking about new after school and study time snacks that I’ve found for them from Simple Mills®, Junkless­®, and Betty Crocker™. [read more]

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee And Tea

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee and Tea--Community Coffee-Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee-Dunkin Donuts-Wendigo Tea Co.

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It’s that time again, back to school! For our family, that means picking up the pace! My son will be starting 1st grade this year, which is a big milestone for him. He’s excited to see his old friends, but a little scared of what kind of teacher he’ll receive this school year…. [read more]

One Step Closer to Chemical Free Fragrance in the Home

Chemical Free Fragrance in the Home

One Step Closer to Chemical Free Fragrance in the Home

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It seems that everywhere we look, popular brands are using fewer chemicals when it comes to the makeup of their products, especially when it comes to the fragrance products we use in our homes. This is a huge step compared to years ago when the chemical makeup of a product was irrelevant to the vast population. Majority of people were clueless as to how dangerous these chemicals could be for our bodies as well as the ecosystem. I have to admit I was one of those people. However, I am also a firm believer that if one knows better, they tend to do better. The problem for me is that I really enjoy some of the artificial fragrances you can find in today’s market. Below are a few products I have found that can help start the baby step process of having less chemical filled fragrance products in your home.

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