Sun Basket Review

Finding the time to eat, let alone eat a healthy decent meal these days is a challenge. As a full-time working mom, I’m not in the house much and the time I am is limited. Continue reading


Wine Glass Writer Review | Giveaway 

It’s often an overlooked gesture, leaving a note or a little message for someone. With this hectic world we live in, we often overlook a simple thing that even though it’s easy to do, it can mean so much.

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Free Smoothies on National Flip Flop Day – Tropical Smoothie Cafe

 It’s that time of year for cool refreshing drinks, and one of the places I tend to go to a lot during the summer months is Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  To be able to grab something that fast to eat or drink, and is good for you these days is key – but whats even better is when there is a great cause behind it. 

This year Tropical Smoothie Cafe, has teamed up with Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization. On June 17th, National Flip Flop Day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be giving away free 24 oz Jetty Punch Smoothies at all 500 of its restaurants from 2 – 7 PM. All guests need to do to get a free smoothie is wear flip-flops (pretty simple right).

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be accepting donations for Camp Sunshine, a place where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can go to help make memories. Their goal is to raise $1 million so that more children and their families can enjoy the camp. Click on the link above to find out more about Camp Sunshine.


Please help to get the word out to all about this event and lets help make a difference for those families.



Cricut Explore Air Machine & Bundles – Holiday Special

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Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut’s very popular electronic cutting machine. It’s the best DIY crafting tool to be developed since the sewing machine! 
The Cricut Explore Air is versatile, easy to use, and allows for very precise cuts. It’s also incredibly affordable, especially since Cricut generously discounted the cost by up to $200 on the machine and bundles — just in time for the holiday crafting season! 
With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼” tall up to 11½” wide x 23½” tall. 
This Cricut Explore machine is called the Air because it has built-in Bluetooth® capability. This means you can use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.
While the Cricut Explore Air is impressive on its own, purchasing it with one of Cricut’s bundle offerings makes it even more valuable. Each bundle comes with different accessories that allow you to expand your creativity and make your crafting projects even more simple and fun to create. Plus, by purchasing your Explore Air with a bundle, you’re able to save a bundle in the process! 
Go to and check out the savings Cricut is offering on their Cricut Explore Air™ and bundles today so you can get your very own in time to make this holiday season your most creative one yet!
Happy Crafting!!


Homemade Laundry Detergent 


I don’t know about you but as a mom, I feel like laundry doesn’t end in my house. And with the continous loads of laundry, I am constantly buying detergent, which can get costly. I came upon a recipe about a year or so ago that many of you have probably seen on good old Pinterest (that place is addicting). So I wanted to share with you just in case, because this recipe couldn’t be any simpler and works WONDERS on clothes. 

Homemade Laundry Detergent  

  • 1 Box of Super Washing Detergent 
  • 1 Box of Pure Baking Soda
  • 1 Box of Borax
  • 3 Bars of Fels-Naptha (found in laundry isle)
  • 1 Container of Oxy-Clean
  • Downy Unstoppables (optional, for scent) 
  1. Grate the Fels-Naptha bar with either a cheese grater or a food processor until it’s a fine powder. 
  2. Then simple mix all items in a large jar or garbage bag, making sure to mix throughly.
  3. That’s it!! 

You can store in a mason jar or larger jars/containers. I also recommend saving the scoop from the Oxy-Clean container for using this with. I LOVE the way this works and smells. It makes almost every stain wash away with ease and it’s MUCH cheaper then those big box brands. 
Let me know what you think. 

Happy Washing! 


Natural Household Cleaner – Thieves Young Living



For me when, before I became a mom I found out about essential oils and their benefits. I made many transitions in my day-to-day product usage and consumption, and started to be more aware of product labels and ingredients (wow was I amazed at what I learned). One of the reasons I was drawn to natural cleaners for the home was the health concerns I had not only for myself, but my family as a whole including my pets – so when I came about finding one of the leaders in essential oils, Young Living, I knew I was in good hands.

Young Living has a mission to bring essential oils into every home in the world. To share the benefits of these natural products, and incorporate them into daily life and routines, health without compromise. Young Living’s pure, potent, natural products provide effective results without harmful side effects. Young Living’s extensive experience farming, distilling, and sourcing essential oils guarantees each Young Living oil contains the optimal level of beneficial plant properties. Oils that work—that’s at the core of what it means to be Young Living Therapeutic Grade.

One of the products I find myself using a lot and having such a great impact in my household is the, Thieves Household Cleaner.

Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves products.

This household cleaners is concentrated so once it is diluted in your spray bottle to the ratio you need, depending on the area you are cleaning (counters, bathrooms, floors, etc). I have also had the experience to find that this product is a natural ant repellant, as this time of year the small ants are in full force (cinnamon is one known ant deterrent) plus I don’t feel uneasy using this in the house and side effects. I love the way it smells, and cleans – plus the bottle really does last so its cost-effective that way and causes less waste in the landfills.

I suggest if you’re looking for a natural all in one cleaner to try this product, along with the other Thieves products, especially during the colder months when germs in the household are abundant.

Here are some more ways you can revamp your cleaning closet, naturally ..


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Happy Cleaning!!



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Aloha – New Product Release 


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What’s better than ALOHA’s tasty treats and nutrient-packed products? How about getting them for 20% off? Well then, you are in luck! Now through Sunday, May 31st, you can get 20% off your entire purchase of ALOHA products when you use code WELCOMESPRING20. This offer expires on Sunday, 5/31/15, so don’t wait! You can also get Free Shipping on all orders over $50 at ALOHA. 

A few new products that are definitely worth mentioning are The Foundation – Be Brilliant, The Foundation – Be Protected, and their delicious new Trail Mix.
The Foundation – Be Brilliant – Get beauty and brains from this brilliant formula. Be Brilliant includes bacopa, a powerful brain enhancer that will help you feel focused and relaxed, French melon extract and vitamin A from algae which will give your skin a beautiful glow.
The Foundation – Be Protected – Relax, de-stress, and strengthen your immune system with defensive, plant-derived formula. The black pepper will help promote better absorption of soothing tumeric, vitamin C from acerola juice helps support healthy defenses, while guduchi takes the edge off stress.
Trail Mix – ALOHA’s new all-organic Trail Mix is a superfood-packed snack that is sure to make you snack happy! ALOHA has spent months developing this delicious nourishing, energizing, and brain-boosting snack medley. It’s great for afternoons at the office, adventures on the trail, and road tripping with friends. A balanced blend of hearty cashews, vibrant goji berries, and wholesome pistachios, it’s a powerful snack sure to give you a quick and healthy energy boost.