Monday, April 30, 2018

Unwicked Scents Mother's Day Giveaway!

Review (added 5/7/18): I received some wonderful products from Unwicked Scents. I'm in love. If you know me, you know that I love all things scented. I am obsessed with candles, but with kids I worry they will be to dangerous. That's why I am so excited about the wax melts (Smelts.)

I got Wild Currant and Macintosh Apple, and they both smell divine. I had to borrow a warmer, since I didn't have one, but I already ordered one now and it's on its way. These melts are so fragrant; the scent fills up the whole room, but it does not smell overpowering or artificial, which I hate. They are so pretty, too. I love the colors.

What's better than scents in the air? Scents on your body! I got the indulgent Insane Moisture Butter Scrub in Mangolicious. I love mangoes, and this smells fantastic. It is bright and fresh, but still soft enough to be a body product. It is like mango meets whipped cream.

I also got to try the Licked Lipscrub Exfoliating Lip Balm in Wild Cherry. The scent and flavor are wonderful. I get extremely dry lips. I wear lip balm every day, and it only helps manage it. The extra benefit of the scrub really helps remove the dryness and the nourishing oils help keep my lips smooth and hydrated.

Any of these products would make a fabulous Mother's Day gift, and even better bundled together. Pamper mom (or yourself) this Mother's Day. I know that more Unwicked Wax Smelts are on my wish list. What would your mom (or you) love most?


Mother's Day is only 2 weeks away! If you are still looking for the perfect gift, allow me to suggest Unwicked Scents. I can't speak for all mothers, but I love fragrance. Scented candles, wax melts, body products, etc. are my obsession.

Unwicked Scents has an incredible selection of amazing, highly-scented, clean wax melts. They are made with only natural waxes, like beeswax. I will have a full review up for you soon, but in the meantime, I have a fabulous Unwicked Scents Mother's Day Prize Pack ($100 value) to give away.

The Prize Pack includes:
5 Unwicked Scents Stone Smelts
1 Unwicked Scents Insane Moisture Butter Scrub
1 Unwicked Scents Licked Lipscrub exfoliating lip balm
1 Decorative Illumination Warmer

This is an amazing prize that any mother would love. Enter below. Good luck.Be sure to come back to check out the full review.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Discover GE Premium Finish Options

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.*

Are you in the market for a new kitchen appliance? If you are, you definitely need to consider GE. GE is the leader in premium finish options. Like their gorgeous Black Stainless Finish. It is bold and sophisticated. Its high-gloss finish gives it a modern and sleek appearance that is sure to class up any kitchen.

I love black. My color theme when we first moved in was black and gray. Now it is to an extent, it's just we have so much more stuff now and, honestly, I stink at keeping up with my aesthetic. However, I now know what finish I am choosing when we buy new appliances.

In addition to being stunning, the Black Stainless finish is easy to clean (wipes clean in SECONDS) and fingerprint resistant, to keep it cleaner longer. That is essential for me, as I hate to clean and would end up just leaving prints all over it rather than cleaning it multiple times a day (which I'd need to with my kids.)

I used to work in a condo where I cleaned stainless steel daily, and I hated it. It was so fussy. You could just think about touching it and there would be fingerprints. So this is my kind of stainless. Now to talk hubby buying it. We may need to hit up a Best Buy before Mother's Day.

What do you love about GE Black Stainless? Will that option sway your next kitchen appliance purchase in any way? I'd love to discuss in the comments.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mama's Jewelry for Mother's Day

Moms work hard 365 days out of the year, so why give them another predictable gift this Mother's Day? With the exquisite collection of mothers rings from Mama's Jewelry, you're bound to make this the most unforgettable Mother's Day yet! Each time she looks down at her ring, puts on her earrings or is asked about her necklace, she'll remember just how much she's loved.

Mama's Jewelry has been designing rings for moms for 30 years committed to creating exceptional mothers pendants, rings and earrings at affordable prices.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Pop Oh Vers + $50 Amazon Giveaway!

Win a fantastic Pop Oh Ver prize pack! It includes 1 Pop Oh Ver Kitchen Stove Set, 1 Pop Oh Ver Kitchen Counter Top Set, 1 Pop Oh Ver Deluxe Kitchen Set, and a $50 Amazon gift card! Something for the kids and something for you, unless you are more generous than me and spend the $50 on the kids too.

The Pop Oh Ver Stove and Counter Top sets are so cool because they fold up. They work with your existing kitchen chairs to make stand up and stay stable, then fold away when playtime is finished. Great for traveling and save so much space. I've had toy kitchens in my way for the past 8 years. I wish these came out sooner.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

5 Ways to lose weight in 2018

Love for oneself starts with loving one’s own image. One of the greatest hindrances to leading a satisfied life is brought about by weight gain. Losing weight can be a nightmare when you do not know how to go about it. Gaining weight results from many sources. For women, it can be after childbirth during hormonal changes. Under some circumstances, weight gain results from lifestyle. Below are five hacks that will help you lose weight without too much strain.

1. Choose a healthy diet
You have probably heard this phrase more times than you can actually count or even remember. Well, the truth is, what you eat plays a significant role in weight management. Some healthy practices to help you include;

Take in more proteins at breakfast: Proteins boost metabolism. Additionally they satiate and energize the body, as well as, reduce the risks of contracting diabetes.
Cut on sugar and starch.
Do not starve yourself. Skipping meals does not make you lose weight, it simply makes you want to eat more in order to compensate for the skipped meals.
Take low-carb vegetables. They fill you up and make you want to eat just enough.
Use and eat natural fat such as olive oil, coconut oil, bacon, butter, fatty fish, and full-fat cream.

2. Drink enough water
Did you know that the hunger you feel in between meals is not actual hunger? It is called false hunger. This hunger is what leads you to snacking. Therefore, take one to two glasses of water 30 minutes before meals. Water suppresses hunger hence makes you eat just enough. Replace the sugary and calorie filled drinks with water.

3. Use supplements
Supplements always come in handy when losing weight. Supplements refer to a variety of pills, natural products, and drugs that boost losing weight. They work by stimulating the burning of fats, reduction of appetite and reduction of absorption.
Reduced absorption helps you take in fewer calories.
The burning of body fats boosts loss of weight.
Reduced appetite ensures you eat less.
Before you deploy any supplements into your weight lose routine, consider leveraging the advice and suggestions put up on various educational platforms such as birth order plus.

4. Exercise
Everyone has their own routine of exercises. While working out keeps you healthy, it also plays an important role in helping you maintain weight. Here are top exercises that will help you lose weight.

Lift weights. You can do this twice or thrice a week.
Do aerobics. They are ideal for burning fats and calories.
Take a walk. Walk briskly for 30 minutes daily. Alternatively, jog.
Lunges are good for working out muscles.
Squats work on your lower body while making at the same time thighs and butts firm.
Burpees are effective for chest, core, and legs.

5. Rest enough
Finally, sleep is a necessity for healthy living. Having enough rest gives you time to focus on healthy habits. For example, you make time for exercise and avoid skipping meals. Lack of enough rest stimulates the production of leptin and ghrelin hormones. These two signal your brain to eat more. Stick to a particular time for bed and avoid exercising four hours into bedtime.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Meet Pixelbook

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.*

Allow me to introduce you to Pixelbook, the new high performance Chromebook.  With its trusty sidekick, Pixelbook Pen. Pixelbook Pen is a smart, responsive, stylus. Together, they are designed to enhance the way you work and play. From its ultra-thin design to its collection of apps, Pixelbook is beautifully versatile and effortlessly adapts to your lifestyle. And because it’s powered by Chrome, you’ll always have the latest security, software, and features.

Pixelbook is the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in. It’s easily accessible via the dedicated Google Assistant key on the keyboard, or by saying: “Ok Google”. You can even access it with Pixelbook Pen, just press and hold the button, then tap the pen on your screen to get help from your Google Assistant.

Pixelbook is super versatile. It is only 10.3mm; Google’s thinnest laptop ever! Boasting a lightweight aluminum construction that enhances portability. The 360° touchscreen and versatile 4-in-1 design will seamlessly adjust to whatever you’re doing. You can sketch or edit photos, stay productive with GSuite apps that Drive automatically backs up to your device, and enjoy on-or-offline access to movies and TV shows with apps like Google Play Movies and YouTube Red.

The apps feature is really convenient, especially for those that can be used without WiFi. There is nothing worse than kinds on a trip when they cannot watch their videos. Having everything I need for work and for play is essential. But work and play are not everything.

Thankfully, with Chrome,  you’ll always have the complete peace of mind of having the latest security and features with software that automatically updates in the background. Pixelbook is ready to go when you are. It starts up in under ten seconds, stays fast, and has a fast-charging battery that gives you up to ten hours of go from a single charge.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Card That Cares - SingleCare

Nowadays with healthcare you barely get the health, let alone the care. I'm not talking about the actual doctors and nurses, they are usually great. But the system, as a whole is not set up to make sure the sick are cared for; it is set up to make money.

And when the "little" people cannot afford the care, they usually just go without. I know I do. I don't have insurance. The options I have cost too much for the coverage they provide, since they all still have a fairly large deductible.

Instead, we try to save the money we would have spent on a healthcare plan an have it ready should one of us need care. So far, we've been able to pay for the services for care with the money we saved not having a plan. Unless something major comes up, this seems like it will work well for us.

The biggest benefit of insurance, in my opinion, for families like us, who do not have many major medical issues, is the prescription coverage. Prescriptions can be extremely costly. Thankfully, we have been able to get the ones we've needed pretty affordably at Walmart or Publix.

They key is to call around to price each one before just filling them at the same place each time. Like Publix even offers some antibiotics for free! But when hubby had a painkiller prescribed after surgery (work injury, Workman's Comp covered the surgery, thankfully), it was about $70 cheaper to fill them at Walmart.

Another great way to save on prescriptions is with a savings care, like SingleCare. In addition to the great savings the discount card provides, SingleCare also offers coupons sometimes, like the Epiduo Savings Card. With the card, you can save $5 on Epiduo at Walmart or Walgreens on top of the up to 80% savings.

There is even a pay over time option, which is extremely helpful for those who may not have money put back for health expenses. The payments are very affordable, too. And they are 0% interest, which is fantastic, so you don't get in debt on just interest. Some people don't realize how much interest can really cost, depending on the initial loan amount, the amount of interest and the length to pay it off (like just paying the minimum) interest can end up being 5x the amount of the loan or more. It's crazy.

I am so glad I don't have to worry about that. SingleCare is a great help. I like the freedom to not be stuck on a healthcare plan that's not right for us. Do you think a discount care like SingleCare is right for you? Why or why not? Lets discuss in the comments.