Tuesday, February 20, 2018

National Love Your Pet Day!

Today is National Love Your Pet Day! Here are some photos of my furry boys. 

Timber 6 and Relic 1 yr and 1/2

Merlin 1 and chillin'
Be sure to show your pets some extra love today, and don't forget to check out National Today so you don't miss out any other holidays for the month of February. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Snow Fox Skincare Review

Snow Fox is a natural and organic skincare line. Their products were originally formulated for hypersensitive skin but are highly compatible with all skin types. Their products are never tested on animals, in fact their strict policy against animal testing assures that they will not sell their products in regions were animal testing is mandatory. 

The Snow Fox line includes a Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse, Arctic Breeze Detox Cooling Mask and a  Day and Night Defense Cream. I received their Arctic Breeze Detox Cooling Mask for review. 

This all in one detox mask moisturizes, brightens, and evens out skin tone while tightening pores. It's key ingredients are peppermint oil extract and Aloe Vera leaf all soaked into a 100% organic cotton sheet mask. Each mask is one time use, you simply remove it from it's packaging, unfold and spread over your face. It has convenient eye and mouth holes and fits perfectly. The mask is wet and cold making it refreshing to use on warmer days. Remove the mask after 20 minutes and rinse face with water. The mask left my skin feeling smooth and clean. 

These masks come in a package of 5 and can be purchased online . Be sure to follow Snow Fox on Instagram to find our more!

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by  anyone.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Time for some relaxation!

Recently my doctor told me I need to learn how to relax. I have a tendency of stressing over things, be them big or small. Some of the tips my doctor suggested for relieving stress were keeping a journal, meditating, and taking time to breath. All things that I am trying to incorporate into my life. Another thing that is really relaxing for me is baths. I used to enjoy soaking in a warm hot tub but unfortunately this is something I have not done in awhile. 

Recently I was sent some natural bath products from Kneipp for review. Coincidentally enough from their product line labeled Relaxing. Kneipp's Relaxing products contain lavender which is said to have a calming effect, relieving tension and easing nerves, among other properties.  

Relaxing Aromatherapy Bubble Bath not only creates luxurious bubbles, but it moisturizes yours skin with the addition of coconut oil while you soak and breath in the rich lavender scent. I didn't realize how much I was missing a relaxing bubble bath. 

I also received Relaxing Body Lotion. This lotion is perfect for after you exit the tub and want to give your skin some added nourishment with the help of vitamins A and E. It also makes a great massage lotion, another relaxing activity. 

Finally, Relaxing Hand Soap to gently cleanse your hands. As I mentioned earlier my doctor provided me with some stress relieving breathing techniques, using the diaphragm, to try out at home. I have been including this hand soap into these. I wash my hands and than take deep breaths into my palms, all while inhaling the lavender scent. It may sound silly but I never realized how much I can clear my mind by just focusing on deep breathing. 

You can find these and other Kneipp products online.  Also don't forge to enter the Kneipp Life Sweepstakes for a chance to win a relaxing vacation or a basket filled with Kneipp goodies. 

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by  anyone

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kneipp Life Sweepstakes

Be Beautiful. Be Loved. Be Harmonious. Be Natural.

Enter your chance to win the Kneipp Life Sweepstakes, featuring:
A trip to the Woodstock Inn in Vermont for you & 3 friends
Kneipp gift baskets
all entrants will receive 20% off their next purchase

Click on the image above to enter! 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy National Fig Newton Day!

Did you know that their is literally something to celebrate every day?! National Today makes it easy for you to get your party on, by listing every national holiday and observance day, for every day of the year! Why? Because everyone loves a party...am I right? 
I've partnered with viral holiday website National Today to share some of these fun days of celebration. 

Here are just a few!


Groundhog Day (Feb. 2)

Ides of March (Mar. 15)

Arbor Day (Apr. 28)

May Day (May. 1)
Star Wars Day (May. 4)
Memorial Day (May. 29)


Independence Day (Jul. 4)

National It's My Birthday Day(Aug. 16) Okay I had to throw this one in here in case you would like to celebrate my birthday with me.

Fall Equinox (Sep. 22)
National Coffee Day (Sep. 29)

Sweetest Day (Oct. 21)
Halloween (Oct. 31)

Thanksgiving (Nov. 23)
Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28)

Winter Solstice (Dec. 21)
Festivus (Dec. 23)
Christmas (Dec. 25)

And so you don't miss out on all the festivities be sure to visit National Today   to view the entire 2018 calendar and also sign up to receive reminders, fun holiday facts and great party ideas. 

I will be sharing some of my favorite holidays throughout the year so be sure stay tuned and join me here and over at Sushi Tea & Me and let's make 2018 a year to celebrate! 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Candlewick Press Children's Books for 2018 and Giveaway

Can you believe it's 2018!? I am still waiting for that flying car I was promised. Anyhow I have some wonderful children's books to share with you so that your kiddos can start the new year right, by reading instead of playing on their tablets. Don't you think we should all make a resolution to spend less time on electronics? Reading is a great past time for adults and children alike, unfortunately with all the distractions of today I think children are reading less. If there is one thing I have always tried to share with my daughter it is my love of books and reading. So here are a few book suggestions for 2018, from Candelwick Press, that I hope your kids will enjoy. 

A World of Information by Richard Platt is a book of knowledge that kids will appreciate. It answers many of the questions that parents get asked but sometimes don't know the answer to. My nine year old daughter was very excited about receiving this book. She is very inquisitive and this book explains things in a way that is easy for kids to grasp. 

How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.
From Morse code to the bones in the human body, this visually stunning collection of facts and figures puts a world of information at your fingertips.

Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere! by Martin Handford is another find and seek book featuring the infamous Waldo and his striped shirt. My daughter has another Where's Waldo book on her bookcase but since she has already found the sly guy in all the photos I thought this would be a fun book for her to spend some time with. She found Waldo in every scene and it only took her about 20 minutes! This might be a better fit for a child a few years younger. While this is not a reading book it will still get your child using their brain.
Everyone’s favorite bespectacled explorer has been many places — the land of dragon flyers, a Jurassic arena of sports-loving dinosaurs, the set of black-and-white movies in Hollywood. Join Waldo as he handpicks his favorite journeys of all time, revisiting twelve of his most fantastic travels in a new format that includes a surprise at the end of the book. New eye-boggling games await Waldo-watchers alongside every scene in this fresh tribute to Waldo’s many years wandering the world.
Have you ever wondered which of his many adventures Waldo loved best?

Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch by Insight Editions is another  book with little reading that will keep your kids away from the TV and lost in the magical world of Harry Potter. Any Harry Potter fan will love this! My daughter is not a huge fan so she gifted this to a friend of hers who absolutely is and I was told she absolutely loves it. 

The wizarding world’s favorite sport, Quidditch is a magical game played high up in the air with Quaffles, Bludgers, and broomsticks. This interactive book allows fans to project their favorite Quidditch scenes from the Harry Potter films on a wall or ceiling using a flashlight. Read along and experience extraordinary moments from the movies like never before, like when Harry catches the Golden Snitch in his first-ever game of Quidditch.
Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this unique book allows fans to project their favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films at home with a flashlight.

Knightology by Dugald A. Steer is my favorite of the lot. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about the world of knights and knighthood. Filled with stories and pictures, it is a beautifully made hardcover book that boys and girls will love. My daughter thought this book was the coolest!

What does it really take to be a knight? Peruse this lavish novelty volume and be surprised.

Norse Myths Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland is the book that has the most reading. 220 pages of tales so your child can escape into a fantastical world of gods, dwarfs and giants. My husband has actually taken it upon himself to read this book and learn all about Norse mythology. 

A collaboration by two talented creators provides the perfect means to delve into Norse mythology and pore over the enthralling exploits of all-powerful Odin; mighty Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir; and Loki, the infamous trickster. From the creation of the nine worlds to the final battle of Ragnarok, Carnegie Medal winner Kevin Crossley-Holland details the Viking gods as never before, while Jeffrey Alan Love's lavish illustrations bring the mythic figures to life on the page. Readers will be caught up in the seesawing struggle for power between gods, dwarfs, and giants, punctuated by surprising love matches, thrilling journeys, and dazzling magic. With its well-researched, lyrical prose and its dramatic and powerful artwork, this wonderful gift edition makes the perfect book for both the staunchest fans of mythology and newcomers with no knowledge of Viking folklore.
Long-recognized master of Norse mythology Kevin Crossley-Holland pairs with award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love for an exceptional look at the Viking gods.

You can find these books wherever children's books are sold. 

I have a great giveaway to share with all readers too! Two of you will win a copy of all 5 books!

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