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September 23, 2013

Get Caught Reading with PAJANIMALS!

Get Caught Reading with PAJANIMALS!



The Get Caught Reading campaign,is  a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read! This is something that is important to me, because I have a first time student on my hands, and reading of course is a huge part of Kindergarten! Recently, I got the chance to review the board and sticker book, Sweet Pea Sue Makes a Friend which features the oh-so-cute, Sweet Pea Sue from the Pajanimals!Continue reading

June 16, 2013

June Small Business Showcase- Velata Review

Velata is Chocolate and Cheese Fondue for you


 Velata Chocolate Review

Fondue is fun and tasty but the thought of adding a new kitchen appliance to my already overflowing cupboards is not an option.I also don’t see the point in lugging out a huge fondue pot just for a quick chocolate or cheese fondue treat. That is why I was thrilled when I was given the chance to try out Velata’s warmer with milk chocolate.

My children were just as excited as I was and they didn’t complain when we went to the store to pick out all our dipping items. The chocolate comes in microwavable pouches which only take 1-2 minutes to melt. You then pour the chocolate out a spout into the silicone bowl of the warmer. The spout reseals so if you only want to use a portion of the chocolate you can. Each warmer comes with 4 fondue forks but my children decided that fingers worked faster but I found the fork helped me have restraint. The bowl can be refrigerated and microwave. Velata sells lids so you can safely store them in the refrigerator.

You won’t be bored with the same Chocolate flavors because Velata offers a range of Mixables to take your chocolate to the next level. The mixable packets pour right into the chocolate. Stir with the spatula and you have created a delectable masterpiece.

If Chocolate is not your thing and you are craving something savory, Velata has you covered with their Cheese Fondue.  Available in 4 flavors these cheeses are perfect for creating a fondue appetizer or a late night snack.

The Velata warmer works with a 25 watt lightbulb so there are no open flames. With a dimmer switch you control how hot you want it to stay. Available in 3 designs and an assortment of colors you are sure to find the one that goes with your decor. It is also small and stylish so you won’t worry about trying to hide it away.

Get your Chocolate and Cheese Fondue on with Velata!

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Topic: Velata

June 16, 2013

June Small Business Showcase- Grace Adele Review

Grace Adele offers the only Purse you will Ever Need

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Grace Adele Review

I am always swapping out my purse because I get bored with how it looks. I had recently tried another companies purse with changeable covers. This was great in theory because I could always have a different purse design without changing everything. It did not last long because the size of the bag and lack of storage options left everything a big mess and caused me to dump out my purse on more than one occasion to find something I needed.

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I received the Cora Black Purse, Shay Orange Clutch and Tendril Clip on Charm to review.

I couldn’t wait to straighten up the mess and quickly fell in love with the Cora Black Purse. There are over 5 zippered/snapped compartments and a spot for your cell phone. I also like the extra pocket that you can use for pens or lipstick. Too many bags only have one pocket and I like to keep pens and lipstick handy. It was simple to get everything organized and stored away. The clutch slips neatly into the outer bocket and provides a pop of color. It is also great because you can keep your wallet, cards and must have items in there so when you need to go in a flash you can slip it out and be on your way. I clipped the charm on the zipper pull to the main compartment and loved the way it added a splash of shine and character. I proudly carried my purse thru the hospital and grocery store knowing I could find anything in just seconds.

The Cora Black Purse has a long adjustable strap so you can wear it as a cross bag or a shoulder bag. The Clutch also comes with a thin handle so you can secure it on your shoulder and free up your hands. All these options provide for numerous purse options without ever changing bags. This is the premise behind Grace Adele and they even sell jewelry for you to match your bag. Now your accessories can match in just the matter of minutes.

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Grace Adele has an Ultimate Deal: 18 Looks for only $155 with 5 Products

Start shopping for the last purse you will ever need at Grace Adele!

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Topic: Grace Adele

June 16, 2013

June Small Business Showcase – doTERRA Review

Find out the Benefits of  Essential Oils in this doTerra Review

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My Essential Oils doTerra Review

This week has been a very crazy week at our house. It left me frazzled and ready to pull out my hair. I was stressed over how I was going to get things done and get enough sleep. When the essentials oil arrived for me to review, I was instantly drawn to the Lavender and Peppermint Oils. The box came with a list of recommendations and suggestions for using each of the oils. For a few nights before bed I applied a few drops of Lavender Oil on my wrists. I tend to sleep with my hands near my face so it was the perfect place for application. I went to sleep with the comforting smells and slept like a baby.

What I liked about the Lavender Essential Oil was its pure smell. I have smelled other essential oils and felt they were “perfumey” and not simply a light essence. The Introduction set also came with an information booklet and CD. This is very helpful to people who are new to essential oils. doTerra also has a coding system so you know how their oils need to be applied and the skin sensitivity level.

Application Method




Skin Sensitivity

N-Neat (no dilution needed)

s- Sensitive (dilute for young or sensitive skin)

D-Dilute (dilute for using topically)

The Usage Guide and Package list also include a list of ideas and recommendations that you can  use each essential oil for. A few of my  favorite recommendation for the oils I received are as follows.

Use Lavender Oil  to calm diaper rash.

Lemon Oil can be added to olive oil and used as a natural furniture polish.

Keep the munchies at bay with a whiff of Peppermint Oil to make you feel full. 

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June 16, 2013

June Small Business Showcase – Arbonne Review

Arbonne Product Review


I have a favorite product from Arbonne and my husband uses it just as much as I do. It is the Arbonne Aromassentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub. This is perfect for dry skin on hands, elbows and feet. I leave it outside my shower so that it is right there when I need it. When I received my package of  products, I couldn’t wait to dive in and try out the different items. What I liked about the individual sets was that it allowed me to try each product for a few days. I liked this over trying one product because I was able to judge what would work for me best. The Arbonne products I received included the following:

Vanilla and Chocolate Protein Shakes

 Lip Polish (set of 6 samples)

 Revelage Brightening Cream 4 products (Trial Set)

 RE9 Advanced 3 products (Trial Set)

 +FC5 4 products (Trial Set)

 Seasource Detox Spa 3 products (Trial Set)

Seasource Detox Spa Purifying Sea Soak 

 I enjoyed trying all the products I received and who doesn’t like a little daily pampering. Someone has to do it and I will let it be me. I was a little hesitant about the +FC5 shampoo and body wash because they do not foam up like the products I normally use. I am aware that the foaming is there to make us “think” it cleans better so I kept reminding myself of this. After I washed and shampooed my hair, I was impressed with the softness and ease of styling. My skin felt soft all day and nicely moisturized. I am hooked on the +FC5 products and they are right up there with the Awaken Sea Salt Scrub.

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Topic: Arbonne