Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Find The Greatest Gifts For Mom This Mother's Day At Best Buy

As a mother of three I don't always get to do things for myself, so when Mother's Day starts getting closer I start looking at what mom wants for a change ;). I love spending time in the kitchen so I usually flock straight to the cooking section. For Christmas I got the Nutribullet from Best Buy and LOVE it! I have actually replaced my blender and food processor with it. I sat here looking at what I wanted and found myself having a hard time deciding.lol
My family goes through a lot of yogurt, which I can't complain about it is super healthy for you, so I thought...why not get the Dash 2 quart Greek Yogurt Maker? With a 4.5 star rating and being dishwasher safe I could not only know I am feeding my family a healthy, homemade food, but it would require very little effort and who doesn't love that.
As I began looking I became more and more torn though....lol.....I saw something that I won't lie I have been wanting for YEARS and for some reason I have never received one :(. The Cuisinart - Smart Stick 2-Speed Hand Blender - Brushed Chrome has so many uses from getting that perfectly smooth soup, to making that perfect smoothie, or really anything else you want nice a creamy.
What I really like best of all is both of these products are under $40 at Best Buy and with free shipping on orders over $25, just maybe I have been a good enough mommy that I'll get both of the items on my list this year. So whether the mom in your life is a foodie like me, always on-the-go, or a fitness finatic, Best Buy is sure to have the perfect gift for her.
Don't miss out right now you can save 20% off Misfit Shine Products To redeem coupon on bestbuy.com enter code MOMSHINE20 at check out!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Tuesday GIveaway Link Up

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful Momma and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaway

(Scroll to the bottom of the post for the giveaway)


Natural Vitality Kids Calm & Natural Calm Supplements Ends 5/6

Baby Fanatic Baby Gift Set with MLB Team of Choice (bottle, pacifier & bib) Ends 4/30


Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with Ashley from Forgetful Momma and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

doTerra Lifelong Vitality Pack day 10 update

      I've been so busy I haven't had the time to get back to everyone on my progress with taking the doTerra Lifelong Vitality Pack.
      Now I won't lie I have had problems with so many things for so long and I have tried so many things I didn't go into this supplement with much hope. Within 2 days I did notice it was obviously changing my body in some way. I started my monthly cycle 2 weeks early(yay me) and I was feeling better. But every day what changed the most was my skin. Every day more and more I began to notice my skin healing. I know what you are thinking....ummmm yeah skin does that.....well not mine. As you can see in the top left my hands were cut, nasty and bleeding. They have always done this, if I hit them on something they would bust open causing very painful cuts on the side of most of my fingers. The bottom left picture in my hand in the same light, same time of day on day 10!  I have also STOPPED USING LOTION! 
      If you are looking for a supplement to try to help support overall health take a minute to look into the Lifelong Vitality Pack You can find it HERE.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Jelly Bean Day! Why Not Celebrate With A Popsicle.....


     No don't worry I haven't lost my mind. Every year I get the opportunity to discover more and more fun days, and today just happens to be National Jelly Bean Day. No one seems to know just where the Jelly Bean first came from but jelly beans earned fame as president Ronald Reagan’s favorite treat (he started munching on them to help him stop smoking his pipe). Jelly Belly, maker of the famous gourmet jelly beans, created the Blueberry Jelly Belly just for the president, he even said before “We can hardly start a meeting or make a decision without passing around the jar of jelly beans.” 
     Popsicle and Jelly Belly have released new Popsicle Jelly Belly pops this month, and it is just in time for this tasty holiday. The new treats combine the iconic frozen treats that parents remember and kids love, with Jelly Belly’s famous jelly beans. Popsicle Jelly Belly pops have a unique chewy center and come in a variety of fun flavors like Blueberry, Very Cherry and Tutti-Frutti.
     I know here in West Texas it is going to be 85 today, so I'll celebrate this holiday in the sun with my kiddos and a couple of ice cold Popsicles! 

*This post is a sponsored post, regardless all opinions are those of my own and were in no way influenced*

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simply Saline Giveaway 2 Winners!


I'm please to share with you this great giveaway from Simply Saline and My Frugal Wife. Make sure to check out her review and the prize pack HERE! Good Luck! :) 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful Momma and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaway

(Scroll to the bottom of the post for the giveaway)


Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with Ashley from Forgetful Momma and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Got Squash?!?


With gardening season upon us in West Texas I have been planting seedlings at a regular speed. Problem is they are growing like the hulk! 10 days ago I planted a new round and I've now gone squash crazy! I'll save you the time of counting there is 26 squash plants right now! Now I do have 7 varieties :) sooooo get ready for a crazy summer friends we are packing the farmers market this year with 4 times the garden space!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

33 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil


**You can purchase doTerra Essential Oils and Products HERE**

 http://www.mydoterra.com/mellissahanks

~~Health and Wellness~~
  • Help fight off kidney stones every time you eat, drink or take lemon oil in capsules.
  • Use a drop of lemon oil to help balance oil glands, this fights off oily skin and acne.
  • Add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to a glass of water to help your body gently detox.
  • Add a couple drops of lemon oil into a spray bottle of water and use on your hair for natural highlights.
  • Add a couple drops of lemon oil to a warm glass of water to help calm a sore throat, calm a cough and even fight a fever. Lemon oil helps to fight bacteria and well as viruses.
  • Help fight off heartburn by simply adding 1-2 drops to a small glass of water and drinking it.
  • Improve your mental clarity by diffusing  lemon oil into the air.
  • Rub a drop of lemon oil onto your hands and enjoy the smell for a quick pick me up!
  • Improve your complexion by adding a drop of lemon oil to your facial cleanser. It helps to promote a healthier skin tone while removing dead skin cells.
  • You can combine lemon oil with lavender to help lift your mood, these oils have been shown to work together as a natural anti-depressant.
  • 2 drops of lemon oil into a half a glass of water can be gargled to get rid of bad breath odors.
  • Help get rid of cold sores by applying a drop of lemon oil to the area.
  • Get softer feet, a few drops of lemon oil massaged regularly onto dry feet will help to soften them.
  • Apply to bug bites for itch relief!

~~Cleaning~~

  • Did you let your laundry sit to long?? Add a drop or two to a rinse cycle and remove the odor of forget.
  • Clean lightly tarnished silver with a couple drops on a rag.
  • Remove scuff marks with a drop of lemon oil.
  • Make those dishes sparkle, just add a drop to your dishwasher soap container.
  • Apply a couple drops to a microfiber cloth to clean your phones screen(make sure you don’t have a plastic protector on though!
  • A couple drops on a cotton ball placed into your vacuum bag will help refresh the air as you clean.
  • Add a couple drops to the water in your steam cleaner or wet floor mop to help freshen and disinfect your floor.
  • Use 1-2 drops of lemon oil to remove gum, grease, oil, glue, and crayon from most surfaces. Including hair and clothing.
  • Sterilize your counter tops by adding 2-3 drop of lemon oil to a spray bottle of water.
  • Add a couple drops of lemon oil to baking soda, let sit in a seal container for a couple days. It can then be used as a carpet fresher. Sprinkle on, let it sit 20 minutes then just vacuum away.
  • Soak your dish rag or sponge over night in a bowl of water with 2 drops of lemon oil to disinfect.
  • Kill aphids on contact with a couple drops of lemon oil in a spray bottle of water.
  • Help preserve leather with a few drops of oil on a cloth.


~~Food and Drink~~

  • Add flavor to sweet treats with just a couple drops.
  • Make homemade lemonade, mix 2 drops of lemon oil with 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 cups of water.
  • Add a little lemon to your iced tea.
  • Use on seafood or veggies to add a little flavor. 8 drops of lemon oil will replace the zest of 1 lemon.
  • Keep fruit from browning by adding lemon oil to water and rinsing cut fruit, rinsing fresh fruit will also lengthen shelf life.
  • Use a 1-2 drops of lemon oil to help soften butter, great for use on fish and veggies.
**You can purchase doTerra Essential Oils and Products HERE**

Friday, April 4, 2014

doTerra Deep Blue

 http://mydoterra.com/mellissahanks
     For those who didn't know I recently began selling deTerra  products. Having many injuries from when I was young and dumb. When my friend approached me to join her team it was this product to convince me to try these products out. Mine should arrive any day but I wanted to go ahead and share this short term opportunity to try this product out. Stay tuned because I will be sharing my thoughts on it soon! You can visit my store at http://mydoterra.com/mellissahanks you can email me at mellisssa.hanks3@gmail.com for more information on products or if you want to become part of my team.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Shower Bring May Flowers-Crafting While Learning

     We all remember the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers" and while here in West Texas it doesn't rain much in April I thought this craft would be a cute, fun thing for my kids to do. So while we were learning about bugs and the outdoors I thought it would be great to learn how the rain can help to grow flowers and how the flowers could help the bugs. This was such a fun cute craft. I loved that is was super easy to put together so that even my 5-7 year old Girl Scouts could assemble them without having to have one on one help. The foam pieces are easy to stink together and with a little pressure stay well, but luckily that is something small kids have way to much fun doing.lol

     I love Oriental Trading's craft projects for so many reasons. They always come with great step by step directions, extra pieces(because lets face it when you are working with little kids sometimes they get lost), and many of the craft projects there are no extra supplies required. I love these kits from Oriental trading, for under $9 you can make 12 fun projects. To find this and other crafts for Spring head HERE.

*I received the above product in order to help conduct this review, regardless all views expressed are those of my own and were in no way influenced.**