Friday, April 29, 2016


By most dictionaries Mother means someone who gives birth, but I believe there is more to being a mother.  A Mother is someone who loves you, who nourishes, disciplines, nurtures, educates, encourages, and gives unconditional love.  She is selfless, sacrifices, and protects.  She is wisdom, she is a listener, and a giver.  

A Mother is not always one who gives birth to you, she may be the one who chose to raise you through adoption or fostering.  She could be someone you look up to and helps talk you through the hard times.

As a single mother, myself, I know that a mother can also be a coach, a father, and a friend.   A Mother goes through a lot of pain and fear for their children and they say a lot of prayers to keep their children safe.    A Mother also has to let go, and let their children grow up and learn things on their own when they get to the right age.  As painful as it can be watching your children grow up, a Mother has pride and joy in the accomplishments of their children.  

Mothers often second guess themselves and wonder if they did right by their kids.  When we see our teachings show through our children it can overwhelm our hearts, after all we did do something right!

Even though we should appreciate and celebrate our mothers daily, one day a year has been put aside to show our mothers how much we are grateful for what they have sacrificed and taught us.

In celebration of Mothers' Day on Sunday May 8, 2016 we are having a giveaway.  This rose and Cubic Zirconia heart ring will help us remember the beauty of our mothers and the heart they willingly gave to us through their love and kindness.   This ring comes in a choice of:
1:  White gold plated with blue heart in size 7 or 8
2:  Rose gold plated with red heart in sizes 7 or 8
3:  24k gold plated with red heart in sizes 7 or 8

There will be three winners.  The giveaway will go from April 28th to May 4, 2016 @ midnight MDT.  Prizes will be shipped priority so that you can receive your ring by Mothers' Day.   The ring will be shipped with a heart ring box and organza bag.   Enter and share!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub 12 oz

100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub 12 oz. with Organic Coffee, Coconut and Shea Butter - Best Acne, Anti Cellulite and Stretch Mark treatment, Spider Vein Therapy for Varicose Veins & Eczema from First Botany Cosmeceuticals

We are always looking for a way to look better and feel better about ourselves. We utilize lotions, creams, makeup, supplements, serums, cleansing products and more. We also know that the start to looking good is having beautiful skin. Not an easy task to undertake.

We know that the first step to beautiful skin is nutrition and the second is cleansing and moisturizing our skin. When cleaning our skin we not only look for products that will do what they say but products that are beneficial to our skin and get rid of our blemishes. That is where First Botany's Arabica Coffee Scrub comes in. First Botany Arabica Coffee Scrub is made with coffee, dead sea salt, coconut oil, and shea butter.

This ingredient mix helps different areas of your skin by exfoliating, decreasing the look of spider and varicose veins, brightens skin, and reduces the look of cellulite. The scrub helps increase blood flow where you need it and wakens the beauty in your skin.


  • Coffee is known for its antioxidant properties so when used in a scrub on your skin it is feeding it and making it healthier and looking younger. 
  • Coffee also has caffeine which helps restrict blood vessels and helps reduce the look of swelling and also helps reduce the look of spider veins and varicose veins. 
  • As a diuretic it also helps dehydrate the fat cells so that it reduces the appearance of cellulite temporarily.
  • Coffee beans in a fine ground are perfect for exfoliating skin and removing the dead skin cells, not only cleaning your skin well it also helps brighten and liven up your skin giving it a great glow. The acids in the coffee also help in the exfoliating process, leaving your skin smooth and silky. 
  • Coffee can also calm irritated skin. 
  • Coffee also makes this scrub smell truly delish!

**Dead Sea Salt:
  • Dead sea salt has a lot of minerals and vitamins that are beneficial and very important to the growth and health of our skin.
  • Magnesium: Promotes quick healing of skin tissue and provides the skin’s surface with anti-allergic elements. Also essential for cell metabolism.
  • Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and calms nerves.
  • Iodine: Important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body's metabolic exchanges.
  • Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins). Known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.
  • Potassium: Helps balance moisture in the skin and body, aiding in the reduction of water retention and in the nourishment of cells. Potassium also regulates the nervous system.
  • Calcium: An essential mineral, known to strengthen bones and teeth. Also strengthens cell membranes and cleanses pores.
  • Sodium: Relieves stiffness and muscle cramps. Sodium is also a powerful detoxifying agent, helping cells retain nourishment and expel waste.
  • Zinc: When applied topically, it is known to protect the skin against sunburn and windburn. Also known to boost the immune system. Internally, it is a key factor in enzymatic regulation of cell proliferation.

**Coconut Oil:
  • Coconut oil is a great moisturizer. It absorbs well and doesn't leave your skin oily. 
  • Coconut oil has Capric /Caprylic/Lauric acid which have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. This helps protect skin and prevents microbes from damaging your skin. They also help remove toxins. 
  • Coconut oil is full of Vitamin E which is great to repair and keep skin smooth and soft. It prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.
  • Coconut oil also has proteins which help repair your skin, tissue repair, and helps stretch marks and scars heal. 

**Shea Butter:
  • Shea butter consists of unsaturated fats, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and D, vitamin A and allantoin. 
  • Shea butter is known to help diminish wrinkles and fine lines, help repair scars, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, deeply moisturizing, stimulating for the superficial microcirculation, skin strengthening, skin protecting, protects your skin from UV rays, skin regenerating, collagen production stimulating (makes the skin stronger, more supple and younger), heal minor cuts and burns, relieve muscle aches, help enhance physical endurance.
  • Shea butter has a high content in anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Shea butter helps the healing of skin disorders and problems like: eczema, psoriasis, rash, hives, insect bites, poisonous plants causing contact dermatitis, skin cracks, burns, minor cuts.

With these four active ingredients the coffee scrub can help heal your skin and provide some very beneficial vitamins and minerals to keep your skin healthy all while cleansing. Input the scrub into your daily life and look younger, have healthy skin, and possibly heal and soothe some major problems. 

 You can order yours HERE

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Colored Pencils: Artist-72 Premium Art Pencils by Flat Water Products

Colored Pencils for Any Artist-72 Premium Art Pencils-Best Smoothest Pencils for Adult Coloring Books-Coloring Pencils Great Wet or Dry-Free Tools and Accessories-Unconditional Manufacturers Guarantee by Flat Water Products

When I first learned they had come out with Adult coloring books I thought it was kind of a cray idea.  I wondered how coloring could ease stress and how could an adult really enjoy it? As I saw some of the pictures that my other friends were coloring, and of course the commercials on TV,  I liked what I saw.  These weren't just easy pictures with simple colors, these were intricate designs and vibrant colors.  I loved the look and decided to try it as I am always on the lookout for new stress relieving techniques.  

Books were simple enough to find, they were everywhere and pages were available in so many places.  So my next task was to find those vibrant colors!!   The regular coloring pencils just didn't cut it.  I wanted better, brighter, and bigger selection!  I tried some different kits but it still wasn't enough.   Until I found Flat Waters colored pencil kit.  

The one color I had a hard time finding was some true reds....this had them!  Selection was a big issue, but with 72 choices to choose from this kit had it!  Storage was another thing I needed and Flat Water provided that with their pencils, they came in their own storage bag that rolls up and keeps them safe!  

For most people some see colored pencils as, well, just that ....colored pencils.  But there is a huge difference between regular colored pencils and Premium soft core colored pencils.  Let me explain:

  • These colored pencils go on really smooth, it is easy to get the whole area colored with and even color compared to regular coloring pencils. 

  • These pencils intensify vibrancy with layers.  They go on light and if you want a more intense color you simply color the spot again with the another layer and repeat until you get the deep color you want.  The more layers the more intense your color will be. 

  • They don't just stop there.  You can get just the colored look when using them dry, or you can apply water to your painting and get a watercolored blended look which gives your drawing a new level to its look.  This also helps in shading and achieving that perfect shading outward look. 

  • This kit offers even more than just the pencils and storage, It includes a quality eraser, sharpener, pencil extender, and 2 Free Blending Brushes.  All you need to make you drawing look like a real work of art. 

  • The Storage bag holds all 72 pencils and your extra items.  It is easy to carry and folds down to a small enough size that you could fit it in a larger purse.  Great for taking with you wherever you may go.  

Oh, and did I mention that it really does help stress.  It was amazing just coloring my first picture has me hooked.  I loved how I could change a black and white drawing to a vibrant colored one. I loved trying to figure out the colors to use and what colors worked next to others, or if I was going to color each small area differently or not.  You get to concentrating on the small spaces and the colors you want to use that it passes the time (perfect for those long wait times) and it helps focus your energies elsewhere.  You do have to have those perfect coloring pencils to really enjoy the art, after all , this isn't your child's art anymore this is the adult section!  You will find there is much more to coloring than just keeping in the lines! 

So want to reduce your stress?  Start with the right tools and order your coloring pencils by Flat Water Products today!

Order yours HERE

Friday, April 1, 2016

Froggy Tots Digital Baby Thermometer

Froggy Tots Digital Baby Thermometer - Best for Babies - Accurate, Easy Read - Celsius and Fahrenheit - Underarm & Ora​l - Waterproof, Easy to Clean - Flexible, Soft Tip - Perfect Baby Shower Gift

When you have children the worst thing is when they get sick.  Not only do we feel bad for them and their little bodies and minds trying to comprehend why they are sick, but also the fact that they have to deal with yucky medicines and getting poked or prodded so we can see how sick they are.   The one thing I hated the most when I was sick was fevers.  Not only did my mom make me go without a blanket and let me shiver the fever out of me, which did work, but the thermometers that was stuck in our mouths or that other place!  I hated having to hold those cold glass things in my mouth and was always afraid if they were put rectally that they would break you know where.  

Thank goodness times have changed.  The strip thermometer was invented, and then the ear thermometer, another form of the forehead thermometer, and yes, they even (thankfully) redesigned the oral and rectal thermometers.  They made them plastic, flexible, safe, and digital. 

Froggy tots took it one step further and designed a thermometer that looks like a cute frog!  Now your kids will not shirk to stick this in their mouth, and this can be used rectally, or even in their armpit (most kids favorite way).

The Froggy tots digital thermometer is:
  • FAST, ACCURATE, SAFE & RELIABLE - Quick read. Results in 25 seconds. FDA and CE listed. Fever alarm. Clear, easy reading. Centigrade and Fahrenheit.
  • SOFT FLEXIBLE TIP - No further distress to your baby. Soft, flexible tip for wriggling infants. Comfortable under the arm, under the tongue or rectally.
  • EASY TO USE & CLEAN - Instruction leaflet. One button with beep function when reading complete. Easy change battery. Waterproof for easy cleaning.
  • 100% SATISFACTION- 1 year product warranty. 100% satisfaction, money back guarantee. 

So I run fevers often still, just not as high as when I was a kid, so I tested this on myself...orally.
The first thing I did was read the instructions.  They were a bit vague.  There was not a time alotted for temperature taking and it didn't explain how to change the temp from Celsius, which it is set at, to Fahrenheit.  The beeps it is supposed to give off are so low I can't even hear them.  

So to address these I had to go to the Amazon page.  
1:  You should have temperature results in 25 seconds.
2:  To change the temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit you hold the power button about 4 sec. 

I have asked about making the beeps louder and have yet to see this question addressed. 

I did find that the thermometer was flexible and comfortable in my mouth, and the temperature was accurate (just a degree over normal for me....I am just hot that way LOL).  It is really easy to clean and there is a storage case to keep over the thermometer tip to protect. 

All in all I think this is a really cute way to get your kids temperature when they are sick or feel hot.  It is safe, sturdy, and effective. 

So order yours HERE