Summer Fashion from #pinkbasis

Do you guys remember me talking about Pinkbasis before?
I've talked about their beautifully stylish dresses, shoes, accessories, swimwear, and costumes. 
Best part about the site is that the prices are unbelievably low. 
They also have amazing sales ALL THE TIME.

I recently picked out a couple of dresses, as well as a nice little ring. 
Check them out below

Look at the cute stars on this denim button up dress. It also includes a belt. The sleeves are somewhat long, and it has a collar. It is fitted and pretty short.
I like the material, the stars, and the style. This is the first dress I've worn, in this style, in years.
I like the way it looks and I can myself wearing occasionally in the spring, but probabl
...y more likely in the fall, since the material is thick and the sleeves aren't short. 
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I really like this skater dress. I think that the lace is so pretty, it has an asymmetrical hem, which I love, and zippered back.
It's very stylish and cute. I could see it being
worn casually with some flats or sandals, or dressed up with pretty accessories and heels...
It reminds of something that Avril Lavigne would wear.

I love big rings like this one. It has a nice little design on it, and I love the flower and gem in the middle.
One size fits most.

You can wear it casual or with a pretty dress, like either of the two I mentioned above.
Purchase this Gold High Polish Cocktail Ring

Don't forget to visit PinkBasis

Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my unbiased opinion.


#Circo Mini GPS Tracker

As a mother of two, I always like to know exactly where my kiddos are. At all times. 
I've heard of people using GPS tracker apps on their kids' phones, but I don't plan on buying my children a phone anytime soon. 

That's where this new product comes into play.

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Check out the #circo GPS tracker, which is great for parents who want to make sure their kids are in a safe place, pet owners who want to keep track of their fur babies, keep track of an elderly relative, your spouse, your keys..... it's small enough to fit into a bag, backpack, purse, pocket, or attach to your keychain.
 There is also an SOS feature for emergencies!
It fits in the palm of your hand. Just charge it and insert your SIM card (must purchase your own SIM card or use one you already have). Download the free app (instructions on the product box), and keep track of any of the above. 

It also comes with a charging cord and small tool for removing SIM card and pressing reset button.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.

Things My Grandma Told Me: Presents

My grandma was the type of person who didn't like to wait to open gifts. If you gave her a gift early, for instance, for Christmas, she refused to wait till the day of. She was eager, like a little kid, and would rip right through the wrapping paper. 
Also, my grandma would always tell you right away if it was something she actually wanted or liked.

Okay, well, she was usually a little easier on us kids, but...

I remember making her something in school. It was so long ago. It was a card that I made in class. 
She smiled and thanked me for it and I was so relieved that she liked it.

The next day, I caught her throwing it in the trash!
When I asked her about it, she told me, she no longer needed it, which was why she was tossing it. 
It hurt my feelings a bit, but I didn't cry, and I told myself that next time I'd just have to get her something better.

As I got older, I learned that for gifts, she sure loved fresh flowers, porcelain dolls, jewelry,...and alcohol.
Get her a bottle of Jack Daniels and she'd be smiling for days.
(I know this because I gave her one when I was in college.)

She was pretty generous herself, with gift giving, though. 


Behind Closed Eyes- Abduction

This is actually from a while ago. I kept forgetting to post it, but here it is:

Slept, had a nightmare of a woman with no eyes in sockets watching me.

So then, I woke up at 3 am, couldn’t sleep, so I put on chakra binaural beats. Could feel it working very well. Never felt my base chakra open like that. Helped soothe me dramatically until I fell asleep.
I was in a barn with some people. There was a big field. I was drawn to it. I told one of the people to come with me. The sky had strange clouds. We were pulled up into the sky slowly. I could feel it all. I felt like I was awake and it was very real.  I was in a room with greys (aliens). I was kind of scared, but I think they calmed me. I was hovering and nude. They turned me over. It was kind of like a hospital set up. Big eyes, peach beige skin, very skinny fingers and nails. I think they poked me with  something. I can’t remember where. The grey was trying to comfort me. Spoke telepathically. I was told I’d eventually come home? But this would happen regularly. I could feel everything. There was very minimal pain, mainly a little discomfort. 
They were testing different parts of me.

It didn’t feel like a dream. I was too aware. I think they wanted me to believe I was dreaming because suddenly it was like a dream again. I was in a room. Recognized a couple of faces. We were all nude and laying on what appeared to be hospital beds. We were allowed to talk to one another. A girl from highschool was there. She said this had been happening for awhile. She said they would accommodate us in any way as long as we allowed the testing. They let us shower. They fed us strange foods. 
The beginning did not feel the same as this part where I was clearly dreaming. 

I woke up Feeling a weird calm and a smile. My head feels funny. My right ear is a little sore. I still remember everything. The binaural beats were still playing. 
Did it really happen? 
Is this going to be a regular thing? 

May Bookcase from #Bookcase.club

So, I really liked the books that were in the last box, especially the one by Francesca Lia Block.
Here is what I received in this month's box:

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Shadow Falls After Dark: Reborn
by C. C. Hunter

Enter Shadow Falls: After Dark and meet a vampire named Della, who's about to discover what her own story is meant to be. . . .
Della had the perfect life-the family, a boyfriend, and a bright future-until she was turned, and abandoned by everyone she loves. She takes refuge at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers. It's where she and her best friends, Kylie and Miranda, heal their heartbreak with laughter, and where Della is training to be a paranormal investigator-and she refuses to be distracted. That means there's no time for romance with Steve, a gorgeous shapeshifter whose kisses melt her heart.
When a new vampire named Chase shows up at camp, Della's world is thrown into even more chaos. Arrogant and annoyingly sexy, Chase is a mystery . . . and the only mystery Della likes is one she can solve. She can't solve Chase, at least not while she's dealing with ghostly hauntings, vampire gangs and a web of family secrets. Can she prove herself as an investigator and keep her life-and her heart-intact? From bestselling author C. C. Hunter comes Reborn, the first book in a new series set once more in the world of Shadow Falls.

C. C. Hunter is a young adult author. She has written a number of books under this name, as well as under the name Christie Craig.

Too Hot to Touch 
by Lora Leigh

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rule Breaker, Stygian’s Honor, and Lawe’s Justice presents three novellas from the “no-holds-barred”* world of the Breeds—collected here for the first time.
A Christmas Kiss
Jessica Raines would never willingly betray the people she believes in. But she did expose Breed secrets, and now someone wants her dead. Her protection is Wolf Breed Hawke Esteban—and he’s got the mating urge for a woman on the run.
Christmas Heat
Jaguar Breed Noble Chavin’s new role: bodyguard to Haley McQuire, a woman at risk after discovering a conspiracy against the Breed community. For Noble, being this close to Haley has brought out the mating heat, and she’s more than willing to stoke it.
Primal Kiss
Betrayed Kita Engalls, drawn into shady activities involving the Breeds, can trust only Lion Breed Creed Raines to help. But their mating passion reveals Kita’s fear that Creed may be guilty of the greatest betrayal of all.
*Errant Dreams

It was hard to pick which one I wanted to read first, but I ended up picking the latter, since I heard some really good things about the Lora Leigh's other books. I heard her erotica is very steamy! I also read that she is a New York Time's bestselling author. She has written quite a few books.

I am still loving this subscription service. They have been picking so many good books each month. Remember, if you aren't too crazy about these types of books, they have several other genres and sets to pick from, including for kids.
Affordable, too.
Use my code SPIDER15 for a discount when you join

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.


Having Pretty Teeth Shouldn't Cost So Much #sterline

My husband and I are very good about our oral hygiene. We brush two or more times a day, depending on what we've eaten, we floss, and we use mouth wash.
We both alternate between electric toothbrushes and plain, old fashioned, manual ones.
Now, my husband, well, he paid quite a bit for his electric toothbrush ages ago. I didn't want to spend so much on a toothbrush, so I was happy to see this one from Sterline.

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It comes with a few replaceable heads, some soft and some regular. It doesn't take up much space on the bathroom counter, as shown, and it's very easy to use. There are three different settings- slow, fast,and pulsating.

It is seriously a really neat product.
You can find it here.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.
#sterline #TheBetterBasics #productreview


Things My Grandma Told Me: School Presentation

I remember this one time we invited my grandmother to my school for a presentation by my class. We had our parents and grandparents in there to listen to us each tell a story, or something like that.
Well, my grandma had never been to one, and really wanted to come.
I was so excited because I absolutely loved her.

So, everything was going smoothly, I got up there and did my thing, a few other students had their turns. This boy goes up to the podium.
Then, my grandma blurts out something about the little boy eating too many tortillas! You see, my grandma loved to crack jokes, and yes, they were usually pretty funny, but they were often said at the wrong time. 
A ton of people, including his family, started laughing and the poor kid's cheeks became so red and he laughed too, but he truly looked embarrassed. Hell, I felt embarrassed too, because I'm sure the joke was a bit hurtful, being that he was a chubby kid. 

Then, she kept mumbling little jokes here and there. My teacher laughed a little bit as well. That sure didn't help, you know?
No one got upset. She just had her way with people sometimes...


Showering Under Rainfall

One of my favorite times of the day is when I get to take my shower. If I'm lucky, maybe I can sneak in another one in the evening. 
Come on, mamas, you know that you love this time as well, if you can fit it in during your busy day.
I get up earlier than everyone each morning so that I can take a nice relaxing shower before my chaotic day with the children ensues. 

I have tried a number of different showerheads to help transport me to an island or some other imaginary location. The one that I am currently using is huge. It's a big 'ol square and it can be installed directly onto overhead shower arm or on the end of an extension arm. 

-9 inch 
-chrome face
-121 rub clean jets for an ultimate spa experience
-tools free installation
-connects in minutes

I love it!
It provides such a nice amount of water, as I described in photo above. 
You can purchase this showerhead right here.

My kids actually love it too. They constantly want to shower in my bathroom now.
Guess I can't have anything for myself. Haha. Oh well.

Discclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 


Behind Closed Eyes- My Friend's Wake

I've been eating a lot more raw vegan meals and I've noticed that my dreams are so much more lucid.  I can remember several a night. (We have several dreams a night, in case you weren't aware of this. A lot of people remember bits and pieces from each and think it's just one long dream, some people remember nothing at all)
When I was a child I could remember most of the dreams I had at night and even how they would transition from one dream to the next.
I've been having some random dreams and haven't had time to really log them in. I really need to try harder. I need to try and add them in here as soon as I wake up, or I'll forget most of the details.

Anyway, tonight, was not a very pleasant dream. I had a dream that I was surrounded by a ton of people, headed to my best friend's wake. (She died two years ago during this month...)
It was a sort of loop. I would go to her wake, sit through it, approach her, leave, the tears would start flowing, and then I would repeat it all over again. Each time I would look at her and just cry and cry. Then, during the last visit, I heard her making a joke that she was going to whisper my name the next time that I went,,,(it was strange. It's kind of hard to explain, it's like I heard her thoughts or something? But she was dead. She laughed after she said it. She always had a strange sense of humor in real life and I loved it. She made all kinds of jokes, but everyone always thought she was so funny>) In my dream, I remember responding with, "You better not do that, That would scare the hell out of anybody." and she just laughed. 
Then I woke up. I was shaking so hard and it was freezing in my room. 
No, I wasn't touched by a ghost...or was I?
I woke up on the verge of tears like I do sometimes. I had an overwhelming feeling of melancholy. I just hate dreams like that. I've had dreams of her before and yes, I always am aware that she's dead, but sometimes she talks to me and reassures me that she's okay. She'll smile at me, or give me a hug. 
Not tonight, I guess. 
I wish I could have seen her in a happier state, not lying still in a casket, like the last time I actually saw her...

It's going on 4 A.M. and I'm wide awake. It's going to be hard to fall back to asleep. To make matters worse, when  I went to wash my face, I could have sworn I heard someone say, "Mommy"...a little girl...
I do have a daughter but she is only 8 months and is asleep in her crib....My son is 7 and he's asleep in his bed, in his room.

Ugh. I think it's just one of those nights. I have weird ones sometimes. 
The last time I heard a young child saying, "Mommy, mommy" loudly in the hallway and I was a few months pregnant with my daughter. Perhaps it's her talking to me telepathically. 
Who knows, really?
Perhaps it's just my frazzled brain.