Deep Clean In A Green Way

I vaguely remember my laundry life before my son was born. I was doing laundry about once a week. Within days of bringing our son home, I was doing laundry throughout the day and week. It was never-ending. There are times when I try to go a few days without doing laundry and then I realize I need to wash towels or bedding or the laundry basket is too full! On my on-going mission to go eco-friendly, I prefer to use natural laundry detergent. We found an awesome line of products that offer deep clean in a green way! 

Deep Clean In A Green Way
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I am a fan of Orange Is The New Black and Charlie’s Soap was seen on the show! It was Piper’s brother and his wife using the products! Remember that family, they are a big green-friendly family!? 

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A Vacation Rental Is The Way To Go- No More Hotels!

Vacation Rentals Are The Way To Go- No More Hotels!
We were offered a two-night stay for our truthful write up on this amazing vacation rental.

Have you ever stayed somewhere and didn’t want to leave?  ME! Yes, it happened a couple of weeks ago and I still think about this amazing house every day. 

When I go on a vacation I need to relax. Recharge my battery. We usually stay in a hotel but not this time we stayed at a Sanctuary Vacation Rental. After staying there I’m going to have a hard time staying in a hotel ever again. 

Going on a vacation is already stressful but when you arrive at your destination all you want to do is RELAX and I was able to do just that at Sanctuary by the Sea.  

Check out the video of when we walked into the vacation rental.  

Here are some reasons why a vacation rental is a way to go! 

Home Base

It’s a house so think of it as your home base It’s your home away from home. You are able to go and come as you want, no one to check you in or look at you when you enter.  We had plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop in Carmel By The Sea. Oh yeah and no housekeeper knocking on your door at 9 am. We connected with this home and made it ours for a couple of days.  

Love the beach DECOR!

I fell in love with the DECOR!  My daughter and I decided we want our house to have the beach colors like Sanctuary by the Sea.  So many cool things all around the rental. 

Just like HOME!

We had a huge closet area and I hung up everyone’s clothes, put clothes in drawers and created a living area for us. I hate living out of a suitcase so this was a blessing.  

My daughter even took pictures of her room because she loved how they had it set up.  She unpacked and made it her room for the days we were there. We can’t do that in a hotel room. 

Morning Coffee

We had coffee on the deck outside and that was a wonderful start to a morning. It was so amazing to enjoy the nature around us- even the birds.

The ROOMS!  

There was so much room (well compared to our 900 sq ft home). The upstairs was amazing- a huge room, bathroom, reading room, and another small bedroom. We enjoyed our space a lot but the kitchen and family room were the areas we hung out the most in. 

My husband sat outside on the deck most of the time we were there- he enjoyed how quiet it was. Having that time outside and the quiet let him get back on track with his business.  Back home he isn’t able to relax so this was quite helpful for him! 

My favorite place!

Relaxing in the claw tub was my favorite thing to do.  I enjoyed a bath before bed every night and I swear it took away all my anxiety and tension that I had the best sleep in years.  Plus the bed was so comfortable. 

Save Money- No Eating Out!

We saved a lot of money by buying groceries and cooking in the vacation rental. A full kitchen and yes they have pots/pans plus everything you need to cook even a BBQ outside.

We then took that money we would have spent eating out for 3 meals and enjoyed our time shopping and doing things like a day at the state park. I made sandwiches for our hike too.  In the morning we would sit at the table and enjoy our breakfast.   

Flexibility. 

We didn’t have to plan everything in one day!  We were able to break up our plans and just enjoy our time. I really felt this would be a great place for a family reunion or even a girls retreat.  I want to plan one soon! No rushing for us- just relaxing. 

I feel vacation rentals give you more options than a hotel room, plus you can rent based on your needs.  There are small cottages to huge mansions- it is based on what you need and want. I highly recommend Sanctuary by the Sea vacation rental but please check out all the rentals that are offered. I’m a big fan of Carmel by the Sea. 

About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

They have 100 homes across the Monterey Peninsula, including Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel proper, Carmel Highlands, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Marina, Seaside, Carmel Valley and the Highway 68 corridor near the airport and Laguna Seca. Plus most of the homes are within walking distance to the area’s beaches, restaurants, shopping, and tourist attractions. 

Sanctuary homes all invoke a sense of peace and harmony, allowing guests to relax, revitalize their lives, reconnect with one another, and above all, have fun. Sanctuary’s goal is to provide guests with a sanctuary from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its vision is to inspire and nurture the hearts and souls of guests with the beauty and magic of the Monterey Peninsula while staying in one of its vacation homes.

I don’t think I can ever do a hotel again- knowing there are other options out there like Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.  We highly recommend looking into these vacation rentals in the Monterey area because it is one of the most beautiful areas in California. 

Check out my last post- What Makes Me Happy- Coffee, Cleaning, and Face Cream. I know weird huh!

Magical Unboxing for Little Girls

The Fairy Bag Offers Glittery Fun While Unboxing!

fairy bag unboxing

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If your children are anything like my daughter, they are caught up in the hype of unboxing videos on Youtube. My four-year old’s personal favorite is Ryan’s Toy Review. This child will sit for hours in her room watching Youtube videos via the Roku. She enjoys seeing other children open toys so I wanted to bring that excitement and experience directly to her.

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Luxury And Comfort With Bamboo

Luxury Bamboo with Cariloha

Luxury And Comfort With Bamboo

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When I think of bamboo, I think of the easy to grow houseplant that is grown in water in a decorative container. Houseplants bring me joy, happiness, and promote calmness just having them around. Not only do bamboo plants offer a natural look, they are easy to care for. Imagine natural luxury for your bed and bath decor!

Are you looking for a natural style with an eco-friendly vibe? Add bamboo with Cariloha products!

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Taking Care of Me

Taking Care of Me

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As a mom, I always try and make sure that my kids always have the best, no matter what, with that being said, most of the time I forget about me. Now I’ve finally decided it is time to take care of myself and work on a better me. I’ve come up with a few things I do for self-care and a few must-have items that every lady needs to keep herself up to par.

Taking Care of Me

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Getting Clean Has Never Smelled So Good

Getting Clean Has Never Smelled So Good - Soft Soap Earth Blends Liquid and Bar Soap

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I’m getting so tired and fed up with this cold weather and all I want is to be whisked away to somewhere nice and hot.  I’m dreaming of leaving these wet and snowy days in the past. I’m the kind of gal that loves it hot and enjoys everything summer. So I’ve finally found a way to get that little bit of summer in the middle of winter.

One of my favorite things to do is draw a nice, hot, steamy bath and soak until all my cares have vanished and with the help of SoftSoap Earths Blend, I can do just that! Getting clean has never smelled so good. The new Earth Blends smell AMAZING! There are three different scents to the Earths Blend line: Pink Grapefruit & CucumberPomegranate & Plum, Coconut & FigMy favorite is the Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber. It’s the perfect mix of scents and leaves you feeling super clean…. [read more]

Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide 2017! This post is a collaboration between a few of our writers! Interested in joining our review team? We are looking for new reviewers, go apply!

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Stay Motivated With Fitness And Wellness

Stay Motivated With Fitness And Wellness

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In June, my son and I started walking. I wanted the exercise and it gave us a chance to get some fresh air. The air was still cool in the morning, so we were able to walk two miles before 10am or 11am. As the weather got hotter, I found myself not wanting to even step outside.

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Bathe In Luxury With These Floridian Bath Salts

The Spice Lab Bath Salts

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For me, a bath has always been a time for luxury, decadence, and relaxation. It’s a time to soak, to reflect, and to absorb–something that becomes all the more relevant when said bath water has extra benefits and ingredients within it! Bath salts are one particularly lovely way to enhance your bathing experience, and the Florida-based company Spice Labs has (among other things) an entire plethora of pure and beneficial salts, packaged in large and beautiful bottles to boot!

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SoapBox: Hair Care That Lends A Helping Hand

SoapBox: Hair Care That Lends A Helping Hand

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When it comes to the beautifying process, a lot can be involved. Makeup, skincare, fashion…those are all key players in the stylish persona that is you. However, the products on your face and body aren’t necessarily more important than what’s on your head! If your hair is happy, you might not need much else–and SoapBox understands that. With shampoos and conditioners that come in a variety of scents–and come in gigantic bottles, so that your family will have a surplus of product (as opposed to the ever-looming hazard of running out mid-shower)–SoapBox is ready to make your hair regimen a positive one, instead of a chore!

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