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PURE Lavender Oil

Lavender is such a nice, soothing scent. I love the way this essential oil wafts from room to room in my house. You know why else I actually love it? Not everyone knows this, but not only can it help you relax and sleep better, but it can also ward away a number of insects and bugs. I live in the outskirts of the city, so sadly scorpions, spiders and many other creepy crawlers like to visit the houses in the neighborhood. They don't seem to like the taste or smell when it's sprayed on the baseboards, corners, windowsill, and doorways. The bottle that this particular brand comes in is a very nice size which will last a good while since a little goes a very long way. Love the product. You can purchase the product  here. #LavenderOil You can also visit the company on  Facebook , their  website , or on their  blog. **Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.**

Inside the Criminal Mind Book by Stanton Samenow Review

One of the books that I received for reviewing purposes a while ago is called, Inside The Criminal Mind, by Stanton Samenow. Here's my full review.  Synopsis Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges. My Thoughts I wanted to read this book when I first saw it. The title made it sound very appealing. I just so happen to be a Psych major and I've actually always found anything dealing with the human mind to be interesting. The fact that this book is about the "Criminal" mind in particular made me want to read it even more.  There are a lot of things in the book that made sense to me but even though this is an updated version of the book, I felt like there were quite a few outdated theories. I don't entirely agree with the way that he tries to simplify the way criminal minds work or how they are "created".  I think th

Dial Rewards Program-Have you joined yet?

I've been using Dial products for many years now and I recently became a member of the Dial Rewards Program. You know, Dial,--- "Healthier skin, healthier you" ... They have body care products. Have you heard of the program? About the Program When you become a member, you can earn points by doing a ton of fun things on the site like reading the articles, watching videos, playing games, and even just signing in every day. Then, those points can be used for your chance to win products from Dial, eGift cards to a variety of stores, or even cash! Sounds kind of fun, doesn't it? Join here and use my referral code : 7F049 Connect with Dial on  Facebook

Apply To Host A Healthy Baby Home Party #seventhGeneration #sponsoredpost

Have you ever heard of Seventh Generation ? Well, they are a company that creates a ton of products that are plant based and more safe for you, your family, and also for the environment. Very nice. They are currently offering an awesome opportunity for bloggers!  If you are a blogger, you can apply to host your very own Healthy Baby Home Party. Sounds fun, right? Here are all of the details: What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? Our Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families! And of course, the most fun of all is the opportunity to get together and talk about your kids and the things that matter to you most. The Healthy Baby Home Party kit contains educational information from non-profit partner Healthy Child Healthy World, a fun party game to help you share tips, and products and coupons from Seventh Generation, bobble, Zarbee's Naturals, Green Toys and o

A Musical Water Show #BluetoothSpeakers

I have speakers everywhere in my house these days. Gotta have our tunes. These are the speakers that stand out the most. You'll see why when you check out the pictures.  Before I even opened the box I thought these looked and the description sounded amazing. Yes, I own more than a few different bluetooth and wireless speakers but none of them are as cool as these. These connect to my phone, tablet, or computer via bluetooth in a matter of a couple of minutes. They are also very easy to charge. Once they are connected and the music starts, this is when the fun part happens. They light up and have a little water show on the inside. They react to the music and follow the beat. They are not perfectly on beat, but they are pretty close. I love watching them in action. My husband, son, and I have all been using them since they arrived because they are just really different and extremely entertaining.  I think that these would be the perfect thing to have for a p

Angelica Postpartum Wear #BellyBandsForActiveMoms

Do you remember me talking about the Leilani Postpartum wear in another post? Well this is from the same company, and it is called the Angelica. It is the one that is made for right after you have the baby. It is worn a few weeks before you wear the Leilani. Here is what it looks like on their model: It comes in black and also in beige. Company's Product Description Speeds recovery Stabilizes weak and stretched muscles from pregnancy and childbirth Targeted compression promotes circulation and reduces swelling Supports tummy, hips, and lower back ObGyn recommended anatomical design Anatomical crotch panel supports and protects perineal tears and episiotomy incisions Reduces bloating discomfort Comfort-focused Unique MicroNet™ soft-touch fabric free of harsh chemicals and dyes Lightweight and breathable MicroNet™ fabric keeps moms cool while recovering Adjustable and detachable shoulder straps Antimicrobial cotton-lined crotch to keep moms feeling

Parents for Sale #parents

My son and I constantly read books together. He is an excellent reader and has been reading books on his own since he was three years old. Now that he has a baby sister, he likes to read books to her as well. :) This was a story that I heard about, but haven't read just yet.  Synopsis: The Clark parent threatens to sell their golden retriever, Pistachio, since twins Luke and Lucy don’t take care of her as they promised. As soon as their parents’ car is out of sight, Luke, Lucy and Pistachio go into the garage. Luke begins painting big white letters on a piece of dark cardboard: Parents for Sale. Watching her brother, Lucy grows impatient and stomps, saying, “Hurry up! Replace the sign as soon as possible. Otherwise, one of our neighbors will buy Pistachio.”  Three families come to buy, trade, or rent their parents without success. As soon as the twins sell their parents to the fairy orphan, she transforms into a witch who wishes to eat them in a stew. How will the

Natural Bamboo Charcoal Deodorizer Bag

I never really had an issue with rooms smelling bad in the house except for when our guinea pig cage has to be cleaned. Now that I have a baby, let's just say that things are not always so pleasant-scented in our bedroom either. The joys of motherhood.....:) I was sent a bamboo charcoal deodorizer bag to review, so why not try it out in the room right? Company's Product Description Natural Bamboo Charcoal Deodorizer Bag is highly effective in removing odors, toxic chemicals and moisture. The secret in our bamboo charcoal bags being so effective in removing odors lies in the fact that they are shipped freshly from the factory.  It is fragrance free, non-toxic, safe to use at home and Eco, Pet and Children friendly. It is easy to use. Just removing the plastic bag packaging and leaving it in affected area and you should be able to notice improvements after about 1-2 days.  The bag could be “rejuvenated” by placing under direct sunlight for 1 to 2 hours mont

Protect Your HTC Phone in This #Abacus247Case

So many people have cell phones these days, right? Do you have one? I do. I think that in order to keep your phone in good shape and lasting a long time, then you have to have a case to protect it.  This is the Abacus 247 Case for the HTC One M9 I received for reviewing purposes. Company's Product Description - Synthetic Leather HTC One M9 Wallet Case & Stand - Perfectly fitting wallet case  -See-through slot for ID, credit card holders and slot for cash - Has two Layers - the Leather cover provides fall Protection and the Back-cover holds your phone in place, firmly - Integrated Stand feature makes watching media easy My phone is from the HTC brand but it is not the correct phone that the case is for. My phone fit mostly in it, but was slightly off, as for the button placement. I just put my phone in to give you a rough idea of what it would look like once the phone is inserted.  The case is actually pretty nice and sleek. I like the leathe

Making Car Trips Just A Bit Easier #entertainmount

Check out the Entertainmount that I recently received for reviewing purposes.  Company's Product Description Universal, portable, and affordable Can hold any electronic device with screen sizes up to 7 inches in width Can be used between two headrests in a car for back seat viewing Easily stores in a glove compartment  Allows your device to rotate 180 degrees so that the passenger in the front seat can change the program for the viewers in the back   Latches into place with a magnetic fastening system This is a pretty cool invention. I like it because I can put my son's tablet or my tablet in it and let my son watch whatever movies we have saved on it. What's nice is although our tablets are not the same size, they both fit fine.  We can't attach it the way it looks in the description picture because the seats in my husband's car are quite a bit different but we can attach onto the back of either one chair. It stays in place while the c

I Love Dark Chocolate #CocoaCravings

Honestly, believe it or not, I wasn't the biggest chocolate lover as a child. Really. It just wasn't my thing. I liked hard candy instead. Now that I'm older, I like to indulge in some chocolate occasionally, especially if it's dark chocolate. I know not everyone likes dark chocolate, but I do. Nowadays there are a lot of dark chocolate candy bars infused with other flavors, some way better than others.  I was sent a bar of dark chocolate a while ago to review.  This is Cocoa Cravings Vegan 71% bar. It is full bodied, so therefore their strongest recipe. They actually have a few other flavors available.  71% (full bodied) 65% (mellow and rich) 55% (classic familiar)  "Seed to table rainforest beans"----Interesting, right? And the phrase, "Ultra Rich Chocolate" had my mouth watering. Company's Product Description Cocoa Cravings chocolate bars are made from the fabled "Criollo Arriba beans" and use a reci

Cutest Contact Lens Case I've Ever Owned #iheartankit

I have so many pairs of contacts and a ton of cases to put them in, but all of those cases are pretty much the same. Ankit sent me the cutest lens case to review.  I love it! It's a pale aqua with a pink flower on each side.  I like that the bottom is clear so I can see my lenses inside. I like to know which ones are in each case so that I don't have to open one at a time. Although, there really won't be any confusion since the entire case is different from any other one that I own.  It's made well-doesn't feel cheap, like it's going to fall apart or anything. Also, it closes tightly, and does not leak one bit. What a relief since I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a new contact case, stuffed it in my purse, only to have it leak! Yeah, not cool.  This case is one of a kind. I'm happy to own it and actually think it would be awesome to own a number of these for the rest of my lenses. They would even make a nice gift fo

Sukkiri Ring Sling for Baby #babywearing

My baby is a total cuddle bug. She's a tiny two month old and weighs only 8 pounds. I stay at home with her everyday and she likes to go with me around the house. The best way to keep her with me and get things done around the house at the same time is to have a sling carrier. I have one other carrier but due to her tiny size she can get a little lost in it. Another mom suggested that I try a ring sling since she is so small. I jumped at the chance to review one. When I first received it, I examined the material. It is a mesh material- breathable and something like what you would find in the swimming section at the store. (I actually own a swimsuit cover of the same material) To me, this means that this carrier can get wet and be just fine. I like that and I like that it shouldn't get too hot to when my baby is in it. Now, I didn't see any instructions in the packaging on how to use this, so I was a little confused. Since, this was my first time using this, in

Making Healthy Eating Fun #3in1VegSpiralizer

Okay, since I am currently trying to incorporate eating at least two raw veggie/fruit meals a day, I read somewhere that owning a spiralizer is a necessity . Since I was offered the opportunity to try one out I said yes. I've been using this now several times a week.  I've used it to make zucchini noodles , carrot chips , apple chips , sweet potato fries , and more. Pros: -The base has suction cup feet that stick to the counter to keep the product steady while you're using it. -It's very simple to learn how to use. -It works well for so many different fruits and veggies. -It makes eating healthier and eating raw more appealing to kids and adults -There are three different blade options. -It's a quick process. -The entire product is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Cons:- Sometimes it's not very easy to attach certain foods to the spinner (but you can always cut them in half or into smaller pie