Monday, May 2, 2016

The Month Ahead

The past couple of months I have not done well at setting goals for myself. But this month I am going to get on track. And well some things are going to get done. There were a couple of months that I just wasn't accomplishing my goals for some reason or another. Mostly the twists an turns of life were the cause. And well it always makes me feel a little depressed when I don't get the things I want to accomplish finished. But once again it is a new month. And I feel a need to lay out some direction in my life.

Goals for May

Plumbing

I finally have the money together to get the plumbing repaired in my house. Yes, I will set the appointment for the plumber to come. And yes, this month the kitchen sink will become operational again.


Get The Car Title

I actually got the car title for the car I was going to sell. I really need to get it to the friend who is buying the car. I don't understand how I could have put something so important someplace safe in the house. And then completely forget where that important place was. It will be taken care of this month.

Exercise

Over the winter I got really lazy. I often not been exercising at all. I have turned into a slug. And then of course I got out a pair of pants that are for summer. And I didn't like the way they fit. It's time to get my butt off the couch.

Clean The Porch

Somehow the front porch has become a storing place over the past few years. I have a great screened in front porch. I am going to clean it out so that I can sit out on my front porch and enjoy the sunshine this spring and summer.

Set Up a Calendar for My Blog

I am really fortunate that people are contacting me to review their books. But I have not organized that whole part of my blog planning well. I am constantly double checking emails to see when I need to post items. This month I want to set up a calendar so that I can just check it out at a glance. I think it will make my life much easier. Does anybody have any suggestions?

So what do you want to accomplish in the month ahead?






Sunday, May 1, 2016

Valentia Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub

I've had the opportunity to review a few of the Valentia skin care products. An today I am going to review the Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub.

The Product

Valentia products are known for using organic ingredients. And this scrub green and white tea to anti-inflammatory ingredients as well and anti-aging ingredients. It also contains aloe vera, which we all know is great for moisturizing skin. Jojoba seeds which help remove the dead skin. And it contains olive, avocado, and kukui butter. These all contain vitamins that nourish your skin. 

The Test

When I received the package I ripped it open. It was the same white an gold box that I was used to seeing with the Valentia products. I opened up the jar, and the scrub was a creamy white color. I smelled it, and I thought oh no. The scent just didn't appeal to me. But I decided I needed to give it a try anyway. I put my fingers in and pulled some of the scrub out. It was cool, and I felt much like aloe vera gel. So I was immediately able to tell that the product label was right about it containing aloe.

I spread it across my face, and it applied easily. And I felt the seeds. There was just a light amount of the seeds. But I felt it working. This scrub has a cool feeling as you use it. I have been using a honey cinnamon scrub that leaves my skin feeling warm. But this left it feeling cool and clean. It will be great for summer. 

After I rinsed my skin. It felt smooth and clean. The product did seem to work the way Valentia claims.

What I Like

I really like that Valentia offers a money back guarantee with this product if you are not satisfied. It is priced at $25 on amazon so it isn't the most expensive scrub, but it's not the cheapest one either. I really liked knowing that the company has enough faith that their product will satisfy the customer. I also like that it leaves my skin feeling cool and smooth.

What I Didn't Like

The scent just didn't appeal to me. I can't figure out why. And I can't pinpoint the scent exactly. But I didn't like it. But I am glad that I tried the product because I liked how it works. And the scent doesn't linger. So I can ignore that since I liked the way my skin felt after using it.

Pass Or Fail

This product does pass. I will gladly use it in the future. I believe that it will be a great product that helps wash away dead skin.

Disclaimer

I did receive a free sample of this product in exchange for an honest review, but the opinions are all mine.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

BRIO Horse and High Chair Toy Giveaway

Finding toys that the children in your life enjoy can be difficult. Often toys are purchased and children play with them for a few days. Then they are no longer interested in the toys that you have spent your hard earned money on. Here is your chance to win two high quality toys for the children in your life without spending your money. These are classic toys made out of wood so they are going to be durable. 

BRIO Horse and High Chair Toy Giveaway! ($52 RV)

Love, Mrs. Mommy is hosting a fantastic giveaway for 1 lucky person to win over $50 in toys from BRIO! 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

$50 PayPal Giveaway

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Dandelion Lemonade

Some people hate dandelions. But dandelions have that I won't give up attitude. No matter how hard you try to get rid of them they are always coming back. I figure why fight a loosing battle. And the truth is dandelions are extremely high in nutritional value.

These so called weeds are high in fiber. They are loaded with vitamin c. And they even contain some protein. So stop fighting the war against dandelions an start adding a little to your diet. In the spring it is one of the cheapest foods available. It's free.

Dandelion Lemonade

Here's What You Need

1 cup of dandelion flowers
5 lemons
1/2 cup of honey
3 cups of water

Here's What You Do

Slice one of you lemons into slices. Next remove all the green parts from the dandelions. You only want the flower itself. Now add the water, lemon and dandelions to a pan and boil for 5 minutes. It doesn't take long. Next strain the lemons and the flowers from the fluid. Now add the mixture to a container and squeeze in the juice from the lemons and then add the honey. Allow the mixture to cool and refrigerate for an hour or so. If it is too tart add more honey. It's just that simple. 

And well this is something you could whip up in case of that zombie apocalypse.

More food for the survivalists in the crowd.

Murder On Safari

Sometimes adventure seekers bite off a little more than they can chew. That's the case in the book Murder On Safari by Peter Riva.

The Story

Mbuno and Pero have worked together in Africa for years. Safari's and adventure are their livelihoods. But this time it's going to be a bigger adventure than just looking at the animals. This time there is the added twist of a terrorist plot. And of course there is Pero's side job of being a courier for the US Department of State. 

What I Liked About This Book

The first thing I liked about this book is that it is smart. Riva did his research. Reading the book is like a visit to Africa. His descriptions make it seem alive. And he weaves in information about the politics of the region. The book is well written. And I really like this. 

I also loved the descriptions of Africa itself. It's a place I've always wanted to see, but at this point haven't been able to see. So his descriptions took me on a trip to a place I've always wanted to visit.

The story is interesting and full of adventure. There is action and while you know that it will end well there are times when you wonder what is going to happen.

Who Should Read This Book

Fans of thrillers will enjoy this book. There is a lot of action in the book. Pero is an intreesting character with a job that many of us dream about. I mean who wouldn't want to be a wildlife television producer. Also individuals who are interested in travel may enjoy this book. Like I said earlier Riva does provide great descriptions of the land. And then if you enjoy book involving the intrigue of the spy world this one may be for you. And if you have a dad who is a fan of reading the thriller genre this book might be one that you want to add to your Father's Day List.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Relax and Rejuvenate Giveaway

What does relaxation mean to you? A day at home reading a book? Or maybe it's a hike through the wood? Or maybe it's just a relaxing bath? This is the giveaway for you if the last one is your idea of relaxation. 

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