Tuesday, June 30, 2015

End of School Year Small Party


Hello all......I hope this day finds you doing great......

I wanted to share with you today our little end of school party for my kids........

We wanted to do something this year since all the kids are making some big changes this coming year.

I grabbed some things I have around the house, picked up some junk food and we ourselves a little party. LOL

The kids at these ages, they are so easily impressed....LOL

Also I wanted to share the info on these  awesome paper lanterns that I got from Bobee

Thursday, June 25, 2015

iPad Mini 3 Case Review



Hello all........

Well today was official the last day of school, ahhhhh ok so now I can relax a bit BUT no Summer camp so it will be even busier Summer then normal.

Today I am bringing you a review on an iPad Mini cover from VanDay. They sent me the cover complimentary for review purposes, my opinions are my own and are unbiased.

They have many different styles to choose from, different pictures and features.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hello Mornings {Establish Your Heart} Bible Study


Hello everyone..........

I hope today finds you doing great! :-)  I just wanted to pop in today to let you know about the new Hello Morning six weeks study of James.

It is called "Establish Your Heart" by Jenni Keller.

I am just so thankful that I have found this bible study group that has a new study for six weeks at a time, giving a 2 week break in between.

Open Registration is the week of June 22nd, and the new session begins on June 29th!


Below is what was written up about the Establish Your Heart study:
HelloMornings is thrilled to partner with Jenni Keller again to bring you a Bible study on the book of James. The message of James is practical and full of energy. You will sense his practical bent and his continuous energy, compelling us toward action, line by passionate line. Get to know the heart and message of James in this six-week study, "Establish Your Heart.

Make sure you check out the study if your looking for a great way to become closer to God through reading more of His words. I was blessed to find this awesome group just when I needed it most in my life, I am making sure I work each one the best that I can. Of course some are better then others for me depending on what life is handing out at the time.  :-)

Well that is it for today, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.........

Be Blessed,

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hot Heat Hundred PayPal Cash Giveaway





Hello everyone......

Today I am posting about a PayPal cash giveaway that started today and runs through July 15, 2015.

Make sure you read all the info and enter below......



Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Dream "She Shed" Inspiration


Hey all........

Today I wanted do a post on "She Sheds". They are the new trend sweeping the nation that allow women to escape to their own personal private retreats, without leaving home.

WHAT? I just found out about these and would love to have one for myself. I can not see me ever really having one since the expense part of it but I can dream. 

I have put together a couple of options or what I like to call, inspiration sheds. I did notice that it is not as easy as I thought it would be to pick a favorite.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

2015 Teacher "Thank You" Gifts


Hey everyone........

Here we are at the end of another school year, I started thinking about thank you gifts early this year and today the kids gave them to their teachers. Just one more thing checked off our list so we are moving in the right direction.

This year I did not plan anything big, rather something small and easy for all of us......Well mostly easier for me :-)

I have been hitting the Target Dollar Spot hard these last few months collection little things to keep around for the instant gift. I mean who couldn't use a sweet pen, note pad or bucket right.

Travel Dog Bowls (Set of 3) Review



Hello all......

I hope this post finds you doing great, been busy around here since the end of the school year is just weeks away. No Summer camp or Summer school so we are making our own schedule, I need to get creative with this. LOL I thought I was going to find some part time work but I guess the Summer is out for that.

Well today I am doing a review on these Travel Dog Bowls. I received a set of 3 complimentary for review purposes, as always, my opinions are my own and unbiased.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How to peel a Hard Boiled Egg in 30 Seconds



Hey there guys........

Yeah, we have sun on this lovely Wednesday and I am so happy about that since we have been getting hit hard with rain these last couple of weeks. Also temps are back up to the norm for Spring around here, I have to admit that I was almost going to put the heat on yesterday but we made it through.   LOL

OK well today I am here to show you a quick and easy way to peel a hard boiled egg in 30 seconds.........Yeah really......

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

POND'S Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Black Spot Remover Cream Reviews


Hello all........

I am here today to do a review on my current Influenster VoxBox, the POND'S VoxBox to be exact. I was excited to get these full sized products to test out.

I received these items complimentary for review purpose, as always my opinions are unbiased and all my own.

I started using it right away and the results are below........


Monday, June 1, 2015

Giani Granite Countertop Transformation {Review}

Hello all.......

Today I am stopping in to review a product that makes your wood or laminate countertops look like granite. Yes this is paint, believe it or not. Beware there are many pictures in this post........

Giani Granite let me test this wonderful product, complimentary for  review purposes. This is my unbiased opinion.

I was so excited when the product showed up in the mail, I was also very nervous  to try it...... worried I was going to "mess" it up. It really was a simple process, takes a bit of time but so worth it.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Juanita Stogdales Pound Cake {Recipe}

Hello all......

I did some baking the other day, see I have my Nanny's old recipe box and I was so wanting to try her famous pound cake. Worried, as I am not a  baker at all, but trying to learn more as the kids really love the home made treats. I feel better about giving them something homemade then something I need to research what the  ingredients are.

I do have to share that my Nanny was a great cook, awesome at hosting and always made you feel loved! I still look back at the times we would visit her in Virginia, thinking about the Summer days hanging out with family. So wish I could remember more since I was so young, though once a teenager it was not as much fun leaving my "social life" to hang with family......OHH how I wish I could get that time back.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sure that I Am Not Sure

Hey all......

Been a while since I have stopped in to say hello........

Things have been feeling a little overwhelming here and my blog seems to be the last thing that is priority in all of this. When we are dealing with family business or busyness it seems that my home decor is the last thing I wanted to think about.  Though I don't stop moving stuff around or "tweaking" things, it just does not seem that important to me any longer to have to always have the stress of taking "perfect" pictures or spending endless time on my computer when so many other things need to be done here.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ultra Bright LED Lantern Review



Hello all.....

I hope you all are enjoying the Springtime, I know we are here though there is a huge wildfire burning out of control local to us. Fireman have been working on it for almost 3 days now, started around 1pm on Sunday. Saying prayers for all who are dealing with this fire, families that have been evacuated and for all the lives this fire has touched.

Today I am stopping in to post about a LED Lantern that I got commentary for review purposes. As always my opinions are all my own.

The StarLight Ultra Bright LED Lantern by AYL is a great little lantern so far, though we have not been camping with it yet I can tell you it sure puts off enough light to light up a average size tent. Good thing I have kids to help me test this light out huh?........LOL

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Biotin Burst Chews and GIVEAWAY

Hey all.....

Back again with another review and also a "sweet" giveaway........

I was contacted by Neocell to do a product review for these Biotin Bursts, well I started my research before saying yes. Once I read about them, I wrote back and said ok, lets give them a try.....

Turns out they seem to really help people with their hair, nails and skin. Also some even mentioned the added energy they got after taking the Bursts for a bit.

They sent me a 30 days supply complimentary for review purposes. As always, this is my unbiased review of the product.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Re-Direction AGAIN


Hey all..... I hope all my friends and family are doing well.

Try to bare with me on this post, it is a little mish-mosh of some random thoughts that have been on my heart these last few weeks.

I have started this post many times, sitting down and getting ready to type and then.........nothing! OK I just have to say I have walked  away from this post 2 times already....LOL

Well I will start out by saying this is a post on my faith and if your offended by it then you can turn away now... :-)

Beard Balm Review


Hey guys, I hope your having a great day!

Yesterday was a very weird weather day here in Upstate NY, we went through sun, snow, rain, and hail. Wondering what happened to the warmer weather?

They are saying it will return, but I am not so sure...... LOL

Today I am doing a review for Beard Balm from The Real Man Company that I got complimentary for testing purposes, as always my opinions are all my own.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Masterclass Premium Hardcover Sketchbook Review



Hello everyone, I hope this week is finding you all doing great!

Things have been so busy here and still working on finding that "balance".

Today I am posting a review for a Masterclass Premium Hardcover Sketchbook that I got complimentary for review purposes.  This is my unbiased opinion on this book.

I was thinking about doing some sketching, knowing that I was not sure if I would enjoy it or even be any good at doing it. Sooooo I accepted this review for the sketch pad and started my search on YouTube.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Heirloom Seeds and Company Information

Hey all.......

I hope you all are enjoying the change in the weather. I know we are sure enjoying the warmth in this house. :-)

Today I am talking about Heirloom Seeds.....

Heirloom seeds or seeds that have been passed down for generations are far hardier and as some studies suggest, have more nutritional value than genetically modified (GMO) seeds.

I am blessed to know Mary from Mary's Heirloom Seeds and she sent me a Tomato Companion Kit, which I will use to start my garden this year.


Friday, April 10, 2015

My Tea Tree Oil Review and Recipe

Hello all........

I hope this day finds you doing good, I am happy now that we can get back to our routine with Spring Break over and the kids are back at school.

I am so excited that I got to review Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. I received complimentary for review purposes, though all opinions are my own.

Also there is a Antibacterial Hand Scrub recipe below that I used to test this tea tree oil and wanted to share with you all.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

"You Are My Sunshine" Vinyl Decal Review

Hello guys........

We are getting to the warmer weather now so Mama is very happy...... :-)

Well today I am doing a review on a Vinyl Wall Decal, I was given the decal complimentary for review purposed. As always, my opinions are all my own.

I knew I wanted to create a wall gallery with this decal, with the kids and our Moms pictures but was not sure where it was going to go.......

Well since Hubby kept knocking down our vintage ladder in the hallway, I now have the perfect place to create the gallery wall.