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How To Kilem With Style Thanks to Kilem Kollectibles #kilem #beadedjewelry

I'm a beaded jewelry kind of lady. I've loved beaded jewelry since I was a little girl.  I even used to make some of my own when I was in high school and in college. There are so many different things you can do with beads. I recently had the privilege to work with a wonderful company called Kilem Kollectibles and they sent me two beautiful pieces of jewelry to review.  I picked out a chakra bracelet as well as onyx and tiger eye prayer beads that can be worn as either a necklace or stacked bracelet. I was also sent a cute little storage bag and cleaning cloth. The chakra bracelet has beads in each chakra color, which are the colors of the rainbow. What are chakras? Basically energy spots that are within our body. Just type the word into google and you will get a billion results. I have studied chakras for many years, and jewelry like this is usually made to help you focus on and balance each one in your own body.  Whether it works or not, I couldn'

Making My Life Easier With My #HiveActivePlug #letsgetliving #ad

Raise your hand ladies and gentlemen if you've ever forgotten to unplug something and you've already left the house. Yeah, you know who you are! I'm not judging, okay? I've been there. I've a very busy mommy of two. I can forget things like that from time to time. Then, guess what? I've ended up having to drive all the way back home to unplug things like my flat iron... Oh, not fun. Especially when we're on a schedule and trying to get somewhere on time.  Such a pain. So, what have I learned? First off, double check all of the electronics before leaving home. Also, though, to make things even more simple, I've been using my #Hive Active Plug. I've mentioned my Hive products before. This is one of my favorites because it has been used in so many different ways. No, not just for your flat iron or regular iron. You can use it for your slow cooker or crock pot. I've done this because although they can cook all day safe

Julep 5-in-1 Corrector Magic #julep #sponsored #cushioncomplexion

I had never tried the brand Julep before. I'd heard great things though.  After being given the opportunity from Crowdtap, to use a few different Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Correctors and learning that they are cruelty-free, I will definitely be buying more of their products soon. I was sent five different shades. I'm very happy that they sent a variety, because my skin is always a bit hard to match. Aren't these tubes pretty? I love the overall design.  This is what they each look like when opened. You twist them from the bottom and the product comes out through the top cushioned pad. You might need to twist it quite a few times in the beginning to get it started, but after that, I've found that you only need a bit of product to get the job done. I like that a lot. Here's a pic of me using it while out and about. We were staying over at someone else's place, while on a trip. These tubes are extremely convenient because of the

Grow Your Own Superfoods at Home

I am a huge veggie and fruit addict. I've wanted to have my own garden for years, but have just never gotten started on it.  This Sow & Grow Seed Starter Kit that I received last week to review is a good way to get into it.  This is the Superfood Seed Starter Kit. It comes with seeds for leeks, brussels sprouts, kale, and beets. Biodegradable pots, markers for labeling each pot, and expandable soil discs are also included, along with a very helpful instruction guide. It's good for beginners because the guide walks you step by step, telling you when to sow, germination time, and where to plant.  Since I homeschool my kids I thought that this would be a nice science project for us all to work on together.  They're as excited as I am.  We started with the beets. It was fairly easy to do. I only wanted to start on one, so that I can make sure we are doing everything correctly. As soon as I see this one sprouting, I plan on starting on the others. 

Hot Pink Senegalese Twists Synthetic Hair Extensions #Kisspat

In one of my latest posts, as you guys can recall, I talked about my love for wigs and extensions. They are just so much fun.  I was sent some beautiful hot pink and black Senegalese Twists synthetic extensions from Kisspat. Check them out! Aren't they pretty? Twenty came in the pack. There are also a few other colors available. I would seriously love to get every color they have and put them all together in my hair. You know, like a rainbow effect? I think that would be so cool! In the pics above, I wanted to show you guys that I installed them in one of my human hair wigs, since my natural hair is a lot shorter than these extensions. I used some tiny rubber bands so they are easy to remove. You could also have them sewn in, braided in, crochet them in, or use some sort of pins and clips to put them in. I plan on eventually having them braided in when I re-install my dreadlocks. I've tried some of their hair chalk as well as other extensi

The Bike Is on The Wall! #bike #bicycle #home #wall #holder #Storage

I know, you read the title and you're thinking, "What?" It means literally what it says. The. Bike. Is. On. The. Wall. So, let me tell you what happened the other day. Try not to laugh, alright? Well, I was trying to clean and reorganize our messy garage, and I tripped over my son's bike. Then, guess what? I tripped over my husband's bike. Alright, I guess sometimes I can be a little bit accident prone... If only there was some way to keep them out of the way and save me from banging up and bruising myself again... My prayers were answered shortly after that. It's as if the universe heard my cry. I could not wait to try out this bike holder that I was sent. The day it arrived in the mail I seriously wanted to run into the garage and drill some holes in the wall to install it.  I didn't that particular day, but eventually I got it up there. This is a side view of it mounted onto the wall. Yes, it came with the mounting sc

I Love My #BeautyForever Synthetic Wig

I have gone back to wearing a lot of wigs these days. Why, you ask? I'm trying to let my natural hair grow out. You see, I tend to mess with my real hair a bit too much when it's down, with dyeing it and cutting it and applying heat to it. It's healthy, but if I keep messing with it too much, it won't grow so fast, especially if I keep cutting it! Quick solution for me is to wear a wig. And a pretty wig at that. Have you ever worn a good wig? Now, I'm not talking about those cheap Halloween wigs that you can buy at Walmart. I'm not talking about those wigs that you can tell are fake and they get tangled up right away. Those can be so annoying and itchy. OMG. No. My newest wig is from Beauty Forever and although it is synthetic and not human hair, I'm very pleased with it. It has a body wave and is very curled when you first get it. To loosen it up and make it a bit more realistic, I finger comb it and give it a light brushing before

#bccunboxing August Bookcase from

I know you guys are all ready to see what awesome books I received in this month's bookcase from Well, here's what I got! Obviously the theme of this particular box is magic. I love this. Have you watched The Magicians on the Syfy Channel on cable? Well, I started it a while back, so seeing this book on the left is pretty neat, especially since I do enjoy watching the series. This is book one of the Magicians Trilogy. The Magicians by Lev Grossman Synopsis Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he's secretly fascinated with a series of children's fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fi

Gettin Crafty With The Kiddos With These Funky Scissors #paper #kid #scissors #art #students

I homeschool my son and I have a toddler as well. We are together every single day. I try to make sure they have stuff to keep them busy. I was sent some really nice crafting scissors to review. They came in a pack of six  Each pair has a different cutting design and they are all bright and colorful. They are kid friendly, and can be used by left or right handed people. My kiddos are both lefties, while I'm right handed, so I know this for a fact.  They are great for the whole family! Perfect for all sorts of crafting projects, such as scrapbooking, collages, etc... I made a short video of my kids using the scissors. They were having the best time, so I'm very happy with this product. Purchase these scissors on Amazon. #paper #kid #scissors #art #students I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 

#Homee Door Closer

You may have seen those big metal things along the tops of a fire escape door at a restaurant or store. Do you know what they are actually for? Well, those big metal things can be adjusted to close at a certain speed, and they can be used to keep smoke and fire from escaping the room if it does happen. Not only that, they can also be used to maintain the temperature in a room. It closes the door after someone opens it.  In case you still aren't sure what I'm talking about, here is a photo of the one that I was sent recently: Okay, so let me tell you a little bit more about this product. Product Details -Very heavy duty - Comes with an adjustable arm, mounting screws, a screw cap, and of course, an instruction manual. - Has a hydraulic hinge - You can install it onto a metal, wooden, or glass door. - It can be used in a commercial or residential property, so yes, you can install it in your own home. If you were to install it on a door at home, such a

#LetsGetLiving #ad My Light Turns On When I Open My Door #Hive

I finally have all of my Hive products installed! I just wanted to show you all how the sensors and the Hive Active light can be programmed to work together. I have a sensor on the front door, and have it set so that I receive an alert when someone opens or shuts the door. I have it connected to the special light so that the light also turns on when the door opens. I love that because the light automatically turns on when we walk in.  I think it's great that you can set it so the light stays on for 30 secs or more, even can be set to stay on indefinitely. I can turn it off or on from the free Hive app on my phone, tablet, or computer. You can dim it, or even tune it from white light to warm light. I have the other Hive active light in my room. That works perfect in there because I can turn on a light when I'm downstairs if my toddler wakes up. Overall, the whole Hive system is just what I needed in my home! Added convenience and extra security. I will be making another

Zoganic Fruitzip #healthy #drinks #zoganic 

I'm all for healthy drinks and foods. Those of you who know me know this. It's not always simple to get a ton of those much needed vitamins and minerals into your system, and some people don't like taking any kind of veggie cap or pill. An easier way to get those vitamins into your system is by opening up a packet of powder and mixing it into your favorite drink. That is just plain super convenient in my opinion! Okay, so I tried a few different flavors of Zoganic Fruitzip over the last couple of days and I liked them all. I've tried multiple powder mixes that caused me to gag or I just couldn't seem to finish the whole thing. This brand is different. This brand tastes good. I love the different flavors that they have available, and yes, you can mix them into a smoothie, shake, juice, tea, etc. You don't have to just drink it with water. My favorite flavor out of all of them is the orange one. The pineapple flavor is made to help with dige