Best Exfoliator For Face That Is Gentle

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are 100% my own. I have sensitive skin and I’m always in search for best exfoliator for my face so I was excited to do this review.

Have you ever walked past a mirror and backed up like a truck delivering a parcel? I was walking the other day, and I saw a mirror. I walked past and then back tracked. I am pretty sure I scared myself. I noticed my skin looked awful. I am not sure if it is the summer or my advancing years, but I knew I needed to do something. I headed to Target to look for the best exfoliator for a face that is gentle.

Are you looking for the best exfoliator for the face that is gentle? Check out St. Ives Coconut & Coffee Scrub

I have sensitive skin, and I wanted something that would energize me and get rid of all the dead skin. I wanted skin that was soft and glowed. I found that product and guess what it was inexpensive! It smells like a tropical island and coffee. I can see why the voters chose the Scrub and Save which is available only at Target. St. Ives Rise & Energize Coconut & Coffee Scrub exceeded my high expectations. I encourage you to grab yours while it is on sale and before it sells out or they stop carrying it on September 31st, 2017.

Are you looking for the best exfoliator for the face that is gentle? Check out my St. Ives Coconut & Coffee Scrub review.

When I got home, I was so excited to try the scrub. I grabbed my bikini and got in my bath since I knew my little people would soon follow. I knew my daughter would want to try it out and that was okay since it’s made with 100% natural exfoliants (like walnut shell powder) and coconut fruit extract, known to help repair the skin and leave it feeling super soft and smooth. This is a 3?4 times a week kind of a scrub, for refreshed, glowing skin. It is Dermatologist tested. Paraben free. Non-Comedogenic. We paid special attention to our noses since mine is always peeling and our hair line.

It is easy to use. You just squeeze a dime sized amount of scrub onto your fingertips and massage onto damp skin. Spread in small circular motions, applying gentle pressure to wake your skin’s natural circulation. Work all over, right up to your hairline and onto the sides of your nose. When you’re done, rinse and pat dry with a clean towel. You can see how my skin went from drab to dynamite. I will also admit that I used it on my feet and it was incredible. I love this product!

Are you looking for the best exfoliator for the face that is gentle? Check out my St. Ives Coconut & Coffee Scrub review.

I may have bought five. I figure they are great gifts and who doesn’t want to look good when they pass a mirror? This is the best exfoliator for the face that is gentle that I have found.

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August 7, 2017

How to Make the Best Grilled Cheese

Disclosure: Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. We love grilled cheese and we’re so excited to try a new twist to make the best grilled cheese.

Last Sunday, after summer has ended after what seemed like four days of July and June. I realized I was again home without the children. I began to plan our menu. I know two things 1) gone were the lazy mornings of summer only to return with endless tasks in their places and 2) I know how to make the best grilled cheese. I can make a grilled cheese that is golden brown, melts in your mouth with cheese that oozes out of your mouth so I added it to my menu plan and when I went to Kroger I bought everything I needed for Grilled Cheese and Blueberry Strangewhich which I found on the Hellmann’s website. They have several recipes to encourage creativity in your house.

I am like you, we both feel like our lives become one task after another now. We are stuck in the assembly line of parenting and food production. I know I needed something that brought me back to summer. A sweet and savory meal that my children would love. I needed something that was easy to prepare and would travel well from one activity to another. I needed a meal that my oldest could help me prepare.

Cooking together is a secret we have for making back to school enjoyable. I find my oldest son loves to cook with me. It is our time to talk about the school and create memories at the same time. He is at the preteen age where he isn’t sure what to make of the world and how much responsibility to take in the family. I love to encourage him in the kitchen, and we love to make meals we know his brother and sister can’t resist. Who could resist a grilled cheese with Hellmann’s Mayonnaise? Well, not anyone I know.

Learn the secret for making the best grilled cheese sandwich that everyone will love! Check out this Grilled Cheese and Blueberries Strangewich Recipe with Hellmann’s Real Squeeze Mayonnaise

The trick for any sandwich is to use Hellmann’s on the outside of the bread. I promise if you do this you will have the best crispy bread when you cook it. Yum!

Now on to a recipe that you can make for dinner, lunch, or if you cut this right, it can be appetizers.

Try something strange for dinner that for sure kids will love. Check out this Hellmanns Grilled Cheese and Blueberries Strangewich Recipe

Grilled Cheese and Blueberries Strangewich Recipe

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How To Buy School Clothes On A Budget

This post was sponsored by Crazy 8. We shop for school clothes there, so I was elated when they asked me to work with them. All opinions are my own thus is why I have a blog.

How To Buy School Clothes On A Budget

Make the most out of your budget by buying affordable but quality clothes for kids this school season. Check out why we love Crazy 8

When my children first started out in school, I remember I could put them in anything. They would wear anything without an issue. That made shopping really easy. I could pop into any store that was having a sale and buy one of every color item that fit and stay under budget. Then you fast forward a couple of years, and they have opinions.

They have opinions that pack more power and force than a hurricane wind in Florida.

They want what they want, but you have a budget. The best option is to go to a store that has clothes you can count on that last a long time and are stylish that wouldn’t put a hole in your budget. We chose Crazy 8 for that reason.

Make the most out of your budget. Read my tips on how to buy school clothes on a budget.

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August 3, 2017

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Lunch

I am a Fruit Shoot mom this is a post written by me on their behalf because my children drink them so often I sought employment with the company. I am disclosing my relationship with the brand if you knew me in real life you would know we are in a relationship with them because we are always drinking them.

Do you often wonder what food to pack on your kids lunch boxes just to make sure they will eat them? Read my tips and secret on how to get your kids to eat lunch.

I just found a backpack with a lunch box inside. I couldn’t help but find it. The smell preceded its location. It was a lunch that must be a week old. I am fairly certain I could sell it. Don’t they use mold in medicines these days?

This isn’t the first time I have come to a lunch that wasn’t eaten. In fact, it happens all the time. I am sure you have also encountered the lunch that lives on long after its life expectancy. I know you understand what it feels like to get a whiff of that bag, and then you contemplate if it would be best just to toss it. You decide instead to throw it in the dishwasher. Then you smell it again, and in desperation you let it go to lunch box heaven. I know how to avoid this!

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Easy Healthy Quick Meals Free Printable Menu Calendar

I believe every person struggles with what to cook for their family. I struggled so much I used to avoid the thought until someone came downstairs and demanded dinner. I would open up the refrigerator and stand there. I do not know what I expected to happen but the chef I hoped for didn’t tumble out of my freezer.

I realized a couple of things that not planning resulted in. The first was my food budget was out of control. I mean truly mortifying. The second thing I realized is when I walked around the store and threw things in the basket I got home, and nothing went together. The third and most embarrassing thing is we began to throw away a lot of food.

The worst part about all of it is I felt I was failing. Then one day I saw a 7-day meal plan. I figured I could do anything for seven days, so I went through my families favorite recipes, and I wrote down a list of 30. I then created a calendar. I pulled out my family calendar to see what nights I should cook what meal on.

I felt like a rock star. I had a plan and for the first time in years. I wasn’t anxious when I opened up my refrigerator. Then something even better happened.

I figured out that I could double up some of my favorite recipes which saved me time and money and then the next month I would have less to cook. I find that using a calendar and a plan has helped me to become the mom I wanted to be. I no longer hide in the bathroom or the closet. Yes, I have done both hoping they found something to eat so I wouldn’t have to cook.

I use my calendar to save both money and time. You can read about how I have saved thousands using a calendar in this post How to save money using a calendar.

These are tried and true menu ideas that are easy, healthy quick meals that will not drain your bank account or your energy reserve.

Easy, Healthy, Quick Meals Free Printable Monthly Menu Calendar

Serve easy, healthy and quick meals to your family every day. Check out these 31 dinner recipes.

August 2017 Free Printable Menu Calendar

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