Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sunsella Mighty Pops!

Do you make ice pops at home? No? Is it because you don't have the awesome silicone molds to make them? What if you could get them for a decent price?? 

I don't think I can say enough good things about this product. I love that they're easy to use, and brightly colored without a weird print. I love that they're soft. I love that my one year old can use these, and my three year old can use these. I love that they're easy to clean and easy to fill! I don't have the extra stand to fill them, I put them in a cup to hold them while I filled them up, and then put the cup in the freezer with them so they didn't get stuck. 

We made a delicious banana ice cream smoothie pop for the babies in these. It's just a smushed up banana, some cocoa, honey, and milk. Then bam! Freeze and you're done! The kids love them a lot, and I don't have to clean up nasty stains from red food dye in ice pops. My children also tend to cut their little mouths on the plastic from the store bought ice pops. So this is a great way to avoid all of that stuff I don't like and have more of what I do like. Which is yummy food and no pain! One last thing I love! On the bottom there, you can see in the second picture, there is about an inch of space to hold the bottom without freezing your little fingers off. Who wouldn't love that?

Another tip I've found: When your ice pop is frozen into your mold, just run it under warm water for a few seconds, and it will come right out! :) 

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dana Sibilski's Tips To Successful Blogging

I have been blogging for a few years now on and off, but I haven't really taken off until earlier this year when I had a great viral post that fit in very well to my niche. The post opened up a lot of doors for me, and got me in the direction I wanted to go. It brought me readers and followers, and interest in what I had to say. I am grateful that I can now call myself a blogger.

I am definitely still a newbie in the blogging world, and I have so much to learn. Recently I received this book in the mail to help me learn more about this huge subject.

Dana Sibilski breaks her tips down into eight simple bite sized chapters with a wealth of knowledge. I feel that I learned a lot reading through the chapters, and implementing some of her ideas. I will absolutely be keeping this book at my desk to refer back to until I feel I'm more on my feet.

This book is meant for beginners. If you are more experienced you will get less from this book, because you already have the knowledge presented. 

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Too Cool For Drool Giveaway Hop! Ends Sept 14

Well hey everyone! It looks like it's time for another giveaway, and I am so ready to host it. Are you ready to enter?

Winner will receive the multi use salve pictured above, as well as a "Summer Snow" for those muscle pains and migraines. The relief is real, and I am so excited to share it with you!  :) 

Most of the entries are daily, so please come back often and get as many as you can! 

You can find these products here! There is also a great promotion for ten percent off! TAKETEN10

It's a hop, so be sure to enter all the other giveaways here!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Local Spotlight: Itch Witch

Summertime is filled with bumps, bruises, bites, scratches and scrapes. We moved out of an apartment and into a house in March, so we spend copious amounts of time outside playing. We have a huge yard, a golden retriever and two toddlers, the injuries are a plenty. We end most days counting bug bites and finding ways to relieve the pain and itchies. Our mornings are filled with "don't itch that please!" from all the bug bites. 

My daughter is what some would call high maintenance. We totally groomed her to be such, but it's still our reality. She needs to talk everything out, and everything always needs medical attention. I hope someday this obsession with fixing things turns into the drive to become a doctor. The last few months my daughter has discovered bug bites. She itches them like crazy (she's a toddler, why wouldn't she?) and ends up with large raised bumps from messing with them. I decided to try this particular brand because it's called "Itch Witch"  so surely this meant there would be some fantastical solution to the terrible itchies my poor sweet baby had to endure. Well, I think this is our solution. She asks every time she has a bite -- or even if she has a line on her arm from sleeping on it -- for me to "put some stuff on it" and it's always Itch Witch!

I'm a bit of a natural balm / cream collector. We have about eight zillion varieties of butt creams, natural all purpose creams, balms, lotions, and sticks. We have tried out a lot. This is different, because it's a salve. This product is much less messy because it's a solid. You have to provide a little friction to get some out. I feel more in control of how much we use, and I'm very comfortable with this product. You rub it a little to get some on your finger and massage it into where you need it. It eliminates the option of getting too much, and it's not sticky. I don't feel like I need to wipe the excess off my hands after applying it to my child because it's a fine film over my finger, and it absorbs pretty quickly. It doesn't have any fragrance added so I'm happy to use it with my sensitive skinned son, and it is just great to have around the house. I've used it on my husband when he gets bug bites, my daughter's bites and my son's cradle cap. It has helped get rid of the dandruff that my son has on his head. I put a little on his head, wait about half an hour -- usually by giving him some lunch -- then give him a bath and it comes almost completely off with barely any scrubbing.

This product truly is a multi - use salve

Later this week we will have a great giveaway including this multi use salve and the summer snow that is also available! I can't wait to share it with you! 

You can find these products on Etsy!

I received it in exchange for my honest opinion.  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

FitWellYou Resistance Bands

Hey! I have another review for you! Today we're talking about resistance bands

I'm a stay at home mom. I don't have the extra money to throw at a gym membership, or an expensive home system. The majority of my days are spent wrangling toddlers. I didn't think I would like these bands because I didn't know what they were used for, or why. I thought they would break, or they wouldn't have any strength to them, so I wouldn't get any stronger. I can feel a difference in my strength now from when I received these around a month ago. I don't work out every day, and when I do it's usually for about five to ten minutes. I already mentioned that I have toddlers, they hate when I do anything that's not spend all my attention on them.

So why would this be good for you, my readers? Because most of you are also stay at home moms, or moms on a budget. You can't justify spending money every month on a gym that you often can't go to because your kids are napping, or about to take a nap, or don't like strangers, or whatever other reason. Here is the solution.

You already go to the gym? Well first off, I'm jealous that you have your life more in spec than me. Second, what about those days that you can't go? Or you want to do a little extra? Do you want heavy, expensive weights in your house where your kids could hurt themselves on them? Or would you rather have soft stretch bands that your kids can play with along side you? My daughter loves laying on the floor and stretching her little leggies with me using her little band. My son does it too because everyone else is doing it and he loves being involved.

Do you travel? You can bring these with you! They are SO little. They can fold up into a purse easily. That way you don't have to get out of the habit of working out just because you're away from home.

I know this all sounds like a sales pitch, and I guess it sort of is. But I do believe these things are a great addition to my life. I wasn't sure I would love them until I got them though. Now I'm glad we have three in the house!

You can get yours here! Amazon!

I received these in exchange for my honest review.