Smart Silk Queen Size Pillow Set Giveaway (ARV$120)

  I love things that make my life comfortable. I also have allergies so it’s important to me to have bedding that suites both needs. SmartSilk sells luxury bedding that helps relieve allergy symptoms and is a barrier to dust mites and bed bugs. They sent me two standard pillows to review. I was surprised at how small a box they arrived in. Turns out the folks at SmartSilk are smart at shipping as well. They vacuum pack their pillows…more

Green Mountain Woodworks Wood Chips Giveaway

  Being from Texas we love to grill. The weather is suitable almost all year to make most anything on the pit. Hubby and I feel that smoke is the key to making your food taste amazing. Plus the smell really makes the neighbors hungry. Green Mountain Woodworks sells the most amazing grilling wood chips so you can enjoy the great smoky flavor too. I first saw Green Mountain’s Wood Chips on Open Sky from Bobby Flay. Y’all gotta know if Bobby likes em they gotta be good. I was…more

“MOMumental” by Jennifer Grant Giveaway

  Y’all ready for another giveaway? This one is for a fun new Jennifer Grant book called “Momumental”. This book takes a hilarious look at parenting and what it takes to be a good Mom. Raising a child never quite turns out the way we expect. We all see the perfect scenario when we look to the future, but diapers, teething and homework always win out. I love Jennifer’s natural writing style. In the book she explains how…more

Rodney Yee’s “AM and PM Yoga for Beginners ” from Gaiam

Yoga is a fantastic way to keep fit. I love waking up in the morning to a great stretch and Yoga is my way to do it. If you are new to yoga or are just thinking about trying, Rodney Yee’s “AM and PM Yoga for Beginners” is a wonderful way to get started. Hubby is even thinking about trying.

Rodney does an amazing job of describing each pose and the breathing techniques as you go through the DVD. It’s not like some videos where I get lost in the movement changes. Everything is slow paced and feels wonderful. I like that you can watch both segments with voice or with music alone. This is really nice because after you learn the routine you can relax with the calming music while you get you stretch in. What a great way to start the day and rewind after your day is done.

Rodney Yee’s A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners

Strengthen, balance and revitalize your body and mind with these morning and evening practices. Face your day with more focus and energy with A.M. Energize. Wake up to the gentle waves of the ocean and rising warmth of the sun as Rodney Yee takes you through a morning practice to center, enliven and balance mind and body.

In the evening, leave the worries of the day behind and release tension as you wind down with Colleen Saidman in P.M. Unwind. This practice will help you transition from the business of the day to a peaceful, restful evening.

Instructor/Talent/Host: Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Network/Studio: Gaiam
Country of Origin: USA
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Aura Cacia Essential Solutions Mists

Aura Cacia Essential Solutions Mists are the most wonderful way to keep your home, car etc… smelling fresh.  Being made from pure essential oils these lovelies use aromatherapy to help you stay focused, relax, unwind and find balance. I was sent six reusable spray canisters for our review. Let’s check em out.

Chill Pill

I was already familiar with this scent as it is one of my favorites. I have used Aura Cacia essential oils in my aromatherapy diffuser for years. I find em at my local health food store. Chill Pill is perfect for unwinding after a long day at work. It’s refreshing citrus and calming lavender and patchouli scent is a great way to “Chill”

 Chill out with this blend of calming lavender, refreshing citrus and balancing patchouli to difuse anger, quiet arguments and create harmony. Don’t let road rage or conflict get the best of you – just chill..

Cool Hottie

Lavender, Citrus, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Peppermint, Rose and Sandalwood blend together to create a lovely fragrance. Love that you can spray it right on ya to cool off and feel refreshed.

Shake well and mist over your face and body. Store in your refrigerator for an extra cooling affect. Change is good!

Aura Cacia First Response Mist

Citrus, Eucalyptus and Sandalwood. Need I say more. Smells  fresh and clean. A delight to the senses.

Get a boost with this blend of cleansing tea tree, camphorous eucalyptus and freshening citrus to purify surfaces and the atmosphere around you. Perfect for travel!

Aura Cacia Panic Button Mist 2oz

Lavender, Citrus, Rose and Neroli. I love the scent of Neroli. Panic Button  is exotic and calming

Calm yourself with this blend of relaxing lavender, centering neroli and focusing petitgrain to relax, calm fears and keep a level head. No need to hit the panic button!

Aura Cacia Pep Talk Mist

Cardamom, Citrus, and Peppermint. Don’t reall have words to describe this scent. Kinda like lemonade with a bit of spice.It is quite lovely and unique.

Put some pep in your step with this blend of spicy cardamom, invigorating peppermint and energizing citrus to clear the cobwebs, inspire decision making and dissipate the doldrums. Perk up with Pep Talk!

Pillow Potion Mist

I like this one sprayed in the bedroom before I go to sleep. Helps me drift off peacefully.

The fruity, intoxicating essence of hops combines with relaxing lavender, yarrow, and chamomile flower to set you adrift in a tranquil sea of deep relaxation with the pillow as your headrest and the sheets as your sail.Create an atmosphere that sedates the senses, relaxes the body and calms the spirit.

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MindWare Toys – Brainy Toys For Kids of All Ages

  I admit it. I am one of those parents that doesn’t buy into the whole television commercialization set of toys available for kids. I say let the children learn as they play. Let em know that learning is fun. I always bought my kids toys that would enrich their minds while they played. I have to admit I did cave in and buy a “Tickle me Elmo” for my youngest. Funny thing is even though she wanted one so bad she never really played with it once she owned one. The girls always went back to the toys the other Moms said were to old for my kids or just weren’t fun. Apparently my girls liked em because they played and learned alot. Educational toys are a fantastic way to get your kids off to a good start. The school actually wanted my  youngest daughter to skip a couple of grades. We didn’t let her because I wanted her to grow up with friends her own age. Suffice it to say educational toys work.

Now I want to tell y’all about a fantastic place to find an amazing selection of toys for your kiddos to enjoy. MindWare has a slogan “Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ages” and it’s so true. They sent us over a few items to review. Let’s check em out.

Green Science Kits: Set of 3

I absolutely love the set. What better way to introduce your kids to solar, weather and clean water science? And oh the things they get to do with it. Just amazing. Your children will learn how to build working models of a solar oven and solar water heater, use a multi functional weather station, learn about the green house effect with a terrarium, learn the science of cleaning and reusing dirty water, build their own water filtration and desalination plant and disinfect water using the power of the sun. Really the perfect gift for your favorite munchkin. Recommended for children 8 and up.

Experience the Essentials of Environmental Science

Give kids hands-on experience, working through simple and intriguing geophysical science experiments with the Green Science Kits: Set of 3. The Weather Station kit demonstrates how to track meteorological changes and conduct experiments on the greenhouse effect. The Solar Science kit includes everything you need to assemble an oven out of foil and even cook an egg using the power of the sun! The Clean Water Science kit is a desalination kit that extracts salt from “sea water”. Contains a plastic filter system, active carbon, sand, rock, filter paper and instructions.

Brain Teasers Vol. 3

I was also sent a wonderful workbook called Brain Teasers Vol. 3. This book is really cool. It is packed full of mind working activities like extreme dot to dot, intricate color by number, awesome coloring pages, analogy challenges, perplexors etc.. What a great way to keep your children occupied and learning at the same time.

THE LATEST OF THE ENJOYABLE SERIES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. INCLUDES BRAIN TEASERS FROM LOGIC AND DEDUCTIVE REASONING, TO LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS, TO COLOURING AND EXTREME DOT CONNECTING.

MindWare sells educational toys in these categories:

Books and Brainteasers

Building Sets

Classroom Resources

Creative Activities

Early Learning

Games

Hands-On Puzzles

History and Geography

MindWare Exclusives

Physical Activities and Games

Science and Nature

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Yamslam from Blue Orange Games

Finding the right game that can be enjoyed by the entire family can be difficult. Blue Orange Games sells a great game called Yamslam that is a delight for people of all ages. The game says ages 8 and up but I know several kids that are younger and have a blast playing . Yamslam is fast paced and really fun. Great for adults and children alike. I love that it comes in it’s own tin. You roll the dice in the tin so it makes a good travel game as well. Blue Orange even sells a pocket version if ya need something a little smaller.

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Blue Orange games sells so many different games.

Wooden Games

Tin Games

Pocket Games

Deluxe games

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