Feb 052016
 


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This candle has one of the funniest names it is called Monkey Farts.  This unique fragrance begins with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note. It is from Sugar Creek Candle Company.  #amazonsugarcreekcandles.  The candle is a 100% soy and is 12 oz.  It will burn for approximately 75 hours.  The nice thing is soy burns very clean.  That means no smoke ring on the ceiling.

I love the cute monkey on the label.  The candle also smells great – it kind of reminds me of Juicy Fruit Gum or maybe a tropical drink. Even with just the cover off it smells good.  The name fits it perfect.

Sugar Creek Candle Company has a number of great candles.  They are made here in the US and are all made of 100 % Soy Wax.  That means the are 100% Non-Toxic, Clean, and Safe.

Monkey Farts candle makes the perfect gift.  If you would like to purchase this candle you can find it on the link below from Amazon.com.

Kaisy1
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Feb 052016
 


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I really love to burn candles.  They seem to make a room more warm and comfortable.  I recently received this Cupids Arrow Soy Wax Candle.   The candle is from Sugar Creek Candle Company. Do you know how those red hot heart candies smell?  That is exactly like this candle!  It smells so good and I don’t have to have it lite long to have the whole living room smelling like Cinnamon ~ one of my favorite scents. Even just sitting here with the lid off I can smell it.

The great thing about this candle is that it is a soy candle so it burns much cleaner than a regular wax candle.  My candle is 12 oz and 100% soy.  I should burn for about 75 hours.

I like the cute picture on the candle if you are looking for a gift for Valentine’s day this would be the perfect gift.  The cupid has an arrow ready to pierce your valentines heart!  You can purchase your own Cupids Arrow Soy Wax candle from Sugar Creek Candle Company on the link below from Amazon.com.

 

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Feb 042016
 

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I started a new program on Sunday – it is the Personal Trainer Food.  It is a protein and vegetable diet designed to help your body to burn fat. Personal Trainer Food is 70% Protein, 20% Healthy Carbs and 10% good Fats. What I received was 28 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food that I received was whole natural food and delivered right to my door.

Today is day 4 of food and day 5 of my diet – the first day Sunday I fasted.  I have to tell you this is the first time in years that I have gone on a diet and not cheated!  I have not had any sugar or carbs since Saturday.  The first days were pretty hard – I had a headache and have been really tired but these where things I knew would happen.  What I didn’t know would happen is today when I jumped on the scale I had lost almost 10 pounds!  IMG_1554

The meals I received to  help me with becoming healthier and losing weight was breakfast for 28 days.  The breakfast include eggs and either sausage or bacon.  Here is a plain omelet that I added a bit IMG_1556of cheese to and a sausage patty.  Easy to make – just put the steam bag in the microwave for the amount of time printed on the bag.  Another breakfast I have had is a cheese omelet with bacon.  They all taste pretty good!

I also received 28 servings of protein for my lunches along with 84 portions of vegetables.  The lunches contain a protein like the mesquite chicken breast pictured here and 1 serving of vegetables.  My dinner is 2 servings of vegetables. I add a salad at lunch with ranch dressing and I have been adding a protein to my dinner. The program I am on is the REV! Woman’s Program. It is a extreme fat burn and accelerated weight loss for women. Includes daily email support, weekly weight loss calls, and 1-on-1 weight loss coaching.

I really have liked the support I have gotten from Personal Trainer Food.  I receive a daily e-mail with helpful hints, a couple videos on what I should be feeling the first couple days and also a personal e-mail from my weight loss coach Tamela who is ready to help me with any questions I may have. It is nice to know help is only phone call or e-mail away.

I can’t tell you how happy I am with my success this week and can’t wait to see what next week brings!  This is a program I think I could live with.  I do need to lose a lot of weight and this program seems like one I can definitely lose the pounds on and also be healthy.  If you are interested in Personal Trainer Food and have question feel free to leave me a message and I will be glad to talk with you.  You can also go to PersonalTrainerFood.com and check out all the programs that are offered.  Check back next week to see how I am doing.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Feb 032016
 

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I sometimes work on the computer late at night when I can’t sleep.  I don’t like turning on a overhead lamp so I was excited to use this USB Reading Lamp w/Flexible Gooseneck  #booklight. The flex arm extends to shed light just where I need it.  The light has two brightness so you can adjust the light to the  brightness that works for you.

I can plug it right into my laptop.  It is very light weight and would be great to take it traveling. I can see that when I visit my family it would be great because even though I am visiting I always have work to do.  I often do it after everyone goes to bed.  My favorite thing about this light is the gooseneck that is very flexible.  I can move it to where I need it most.

I know a couple of people who would love this light. It is perfect for home, work or travel. If you would like to purchase this for your own USB Reading Lamp you can do so on the link below from Amazon.com.

Kaisy1
“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Feb 022016
 

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I have been trying to drink more water but plain water gets boring. I found this water bottle with fruit infuser from Infuzio #fruitinfuser that helps me get more flavor out of my water.  In the center you can add fruit which infuses your water making it taste more interesting.  My favorite fruits to use are lemon or lime. I know other people get a bit more adventurous and add combinations of fruit like strawberries and lemons or lime and cucumber, but I like the lime or lemon the best.

This bottle is made out of durable plastic that is 100% BPA free.  It is great to bring to work, they gym, hiking, camping or just for using at home.  I like that I don’t have to buy water bottles and recycle them – this I just fill the center with fruit and then add water.  It taste great!

I have dropped my bottle a number of times and the good thing is it hasn’t broken.  It will last me a long time.  If you would like to purchase your own water bottle with fruit infuser from Infuzio  on the link below.


Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Jan 282016
 

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I love all kinds of crafts and DIY projects.  One of the things I really like is making beauty products.  I recently found this great recipe for Chocolate Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub from Celebrity Manicurist and Owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, Skyy Hadley.

This sweet and tasty scrub is perfect to revive dry hands and feet! The cocoa in this scrub is rich in antioxidants which are very beneficial to your skin. Skin is very absorbent and will draw the antioxidants from the cocoa, helping to battle free radical damage that makes it look dehydrated and dull.    I even have all the ingredients at home now.  I think I will make some tonight!

Ingredients:

1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil (in solid form)
1/3 cup almond oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
a few drops of coconut extract or essential oil

Directions:

Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until combined. Make sure to mix enough so there are no chunks remaining. To use the scrub, simply rub it all over your hands and feet and let sit for about 5 minutes. Rinse it off using warm water.

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Make sure to follow up with a hydrating moisturizer such as Josie Maran’s Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream! As I have talked about before I love products that have Argan Oil in them.  I bet this would really make your hands soft.  The scent sounds great too – Vanilla Apricot!

Also always apply a cuticle oil to keep nails looking fresh. I like to use Lauren B.’s Nail and Cuticle Balm because it’s so easy to use and doesn’t leave my nails oily! I really need to use this product.  I really do not take very good care of my hands or nails.

This weekend – make sure you do something special for yourself.  I am going to give my hands and feet the attention they need by using the Chocolate Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub!

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

Jan 282016
 

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I have tried a few products from Ozeri and they have all been great products so I was excited to try the Ozeri Ultra 42″ Wind Fan.  When the Ultra 42″ Wind Fan arrived Rex assembled it with no problem, no tools needed. It has a nice sleek design and doesn’t take up much room.  It arrived later in the year so we have not had much opportunity to use it but I can see it will get a lot of use this summer.  We have used it a bit and for it slim size it has a lot of power and works very good!

One of the features is that it has 3 airflow patterns that designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort.  I like to have a fan on in the bedroom at night – but in the past Rex said the noise has bothered him.  The Ultra 42″ Wind Fan has 3 whisper-quiet speed settings and you can hardly hear it.  So I will be able to use it in the bedroom this summer with out disturbing our sleep.

Another nice feature is the 12 hour timer that can be programmed lots of different ways even in 1 hour increments.  The best part is that the timer is easy to set up!  I also like that it has a remote control and when not in use, the romote stores in the top of the fan.  The fan also displays the  rooms temperature on its multi-colored LED screen- which will dim when on the night mode.

The Ozeri Ultra 42″ Wind Fan has a 90 degree oscillation – so the whole room can get the benefit of the cool air.  Even when oscillating there is little noise.  With it being tall when it oscillates the breeze hits your body not just your head or feet.  The Ultra 42″ Wind Fan will give us many hours of cool comfort.  If you would like to purchase your own Ozeri Ultra 42″ Wind Fan you can do so on the link below from Amazon.com.

 


Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Jan 282016
 

Why do people go on vacation? We spend a lot of time planning and saving up in order to enjoy a week or two every year of sunshine in an unfamiliar setting. There isn’t anything quite like living it up in another country, is there? The opportunity to explore and experience new cultures is one of the best things we can do.

 

And while being on holiday is usually a lot of fun, the lead up can be quite challenging. Especially on the big day, when all our plans seem to collide in one big mess that leaves us stressed and anxious. Well, given that holidays should be all about relaxation, here are a couple of things you can do on the day you travel to take some of that stress out of the equation.

 

Packing

 

How many people are guilty of leaving their packing until the very last minute? Raise your hands. I’m one of those people, too. I guess it’s just human nature to leave things until the last possible second before we have to attend to it. However, this creates a bunch of unnecessary stress. You’re bound to run into problems with this method. You won’t be able to find everything you need. You’ll find that your swimsuit doesn’t fit anymore. Or, worse still, you can’t seem to find your passport! Why put yourself through all of that? Get packing done well in advance so you can alleviate some of that vacation day stress.

 

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Getting to the Airport

 

This is a tricky one, for a myriad of reasons. While there is no shortage of options, they all come with their own list of pros and cons. You could always drive to the airport, but that involves paying a premium for airport parking. And we all know how expensive that can be, right? Forget that. How about taking a taxi cab? It’s a viable option, for sure, but it’s still not cheap. Better still, how about a car rental? It’s far cheaper than you might think, and you can find Hotwire car deals online. You’ll be surprised by how easily accessible it can be.

 

At the Airport

 

This is where a lot of people start to lose their minds. All of that waiting around and with nothing much to do, it’s no wonder you might start to get restless. Instead, even if you find your flight has been delayed, try not to worry too much about it. Spend your time wisely and you can stave off boredom. Hit up the airport bar, do a little bit of shopping, or have some lunch. Whatever you need to do to pass the time.

 

On the Plane
Another area where boredom can take a hold is on the flight. Minutes seem to pass by like hours, and there’s no let-up. The flight seems to take forever and you’re losing your mind! It’s imperative that you take a bunch of things to keep you occupied. Whether that’s loading up your tablet with movies, listening to music, or even just getting some sleep. Staying occupied will make the time pass by much more quickly.

Jan 282016
 

Most people want to feel good about the way they look. However, lack of time and knowledge can prevent them from optimizing their physical appearance. If lack of confidence in your physical appearance is one of your primary concerns these days, it’s time to do something about it. Learn how to update and optimize your look by reviewing the three simple strategies outlined for you below:

1. Update Your Accessories.

Accessories add a wonderful appeal to the clothes you wear by giving your look a subtle flair that is both distinguishing and creative. Yet in many cases, people fall into the pattern of using the same old jewelry, shoes, and purses. Break out of this cycle now by updating your accessories. Companies like Tribal Muse offer unique Tibetan jewelry that can spice up your wardrobe.

2. Examine Your Diet.

If you’re serious about optimizing your appearance, you need to carefully examine your diet. In the U.S., the majority of citizens eat a Standard American Diet (SAD) that is not conducive to health or beauty. This diet lacks the nutrition and fiber necessary to promote optimal physiological function, thereby impeding important processes like cellular renewal which contribute to glowing skin. Luckily, there are several simple dietary changes you can make to ensure that your body functions optimally and provides you with the glow you want. One great way to get started is by developing a juicing habit. By drinking just one fresh fruit and vegetable juice each day, you can do wonders for your skin.

3. Let The Professionals Assist You.

In many cases, people try to work out their beauty routine on their own. Yet unless you have extensive education and experience in cosmetology, this is not an optimal route to take. You don’t have to live in the beauty parlor to look your best, but allowing professionals to assist you with things like haircuts and facials is a good idea. These beauty treatments keep your look fresh and appealing, and they also give you the opportunity to experiment with new products that could work more effectively than what you’re already using.

Don’t Delay: Get More Gorgeous Today!

If you’re ready to update and optimize your look, there’s no time like the present to get started. Embrace beauty and deeper, more authentic self-esteem by utilizing the techniques and tips offered above!

Kaisy1

Jan 252016
 

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You should see my hair when I get up in the morning ~ I must toss and turn all night!  I have long curly hair and I put it back in a pony tail when I go to bed, but it still gets full of tangles and snarls.  I use to dread combing out my hair in the morning.  I have tried products that say they get snarls out – but they don’t seem to work.  That is why I wanted to try this Detangling Brush from Miss Landson.

The first thing that surprised me was how light the brush was and how flexible the bristles were.  The brush works great! It doesn’t pull and does help get the knots out of my hair.  I have been using it in the morning to comb out my hair before I shower and then afterwards so on both wet and dry hair. I love it!  I wish I would have had it as a kid.  It really does work and I haven’t noticed a lot of breakage and hair loss like I do with a wide tooth comb or other brushes I have tried.

If you have a daughter that hates having you brush or comb her hair this would be a great brush to have.  They would probably even brush their own hair. If you would like to purchase your own Detangling Brush you can find it on the link below.


Kaisy1
“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”