Say ‘I Love You’ This Mother’s Day With Root Candles

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If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, you’ll probably be able to tell that I am absolutely obsessed with scented candles.  Not too long ago I introduced you all to Root Candles and I was absolutely thrilled when I got the chance to try out a couple new fragrances that are perfect for Mother’s Day!

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Root Candles have been around since 1869 and have been an industry-leading, family-owned company ever since.  Root Candles is now in it’s 5th generation and continue to carry on the virtues of honesty, integrity, and diligent craftsmanship that founding father Amos Ives Root instilled in his company.  Each and every Root candle is carefully handcrafted using processes mastered throughout the five generations of craftsmanship combined with the latest technology available.

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Every mom out there is seeking balance, and this Geranium Lavender candle from the Seeking Balance collection is the perfect thing to help mom unwind after a long day.  This candle has the power of color and fragrance in one holistic candle for a greater sense of health and well-being.  Joining the health and well-being trend with essential oil-based fragrances and wooden wicks, Root Candles’ Seeking Balance line combines the science of aromatherapy with color therapy, allowing the stresses of your day to fade away.

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Root Candles’ Pinto Noir candle has a scent that’s too amazing to pass up.  This candle is clean-burning with a long lasting scent you just can’t get enough of.  Part of the Legacy collection, it features a natural cotton (lead free) wick and is fragranced with pure, essential oils that produce a rich, lasting sensory experience.  This scent is available in a wide variety of sizes so no matter what the room size, you’ll be sure to be able to fill it with luxurious fragrance.

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Last but not least, the Rose Petals candle is another beautifully scented candle that mom will adore.  This light and floral candle has top notes of sweet apple, peach, and green leaf to compliment the rich, fresh cut herbal fragrance.  The all-natural beeswax blend burns longer than other premium candles and the addition of pure essential oils in each of the Root Candles fragrances produce a rich, lasting sensory experience.

Make sure you check out all that Root Candles has to offer so you can find the one that’s just right for that special woman this Mother’s Day.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Kitchen Must-Haves Every Mom Wants This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is the perfect time to spoil Mom with some kitchen gadgets that are too awesome to pass up.  I’ve found a few great kitchen must-haves that any mom would be happy to receive as a gift this year.

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I am always on the hunt for a great knife set, and this Ginsu Chikara Series set is absolutely perfect!  Striking the proper balance between traditional knife-making methods and new age technology is what makes Ginsu Chikara knives so special.  Chikara forged cutlery exude their old world, Japanese crafters’ skill and precision in a timeless – albeit updated – style that utilizes the most efficient processes and materials.

The Ginsu Chikara series uses layer after layer of forged stainless steel to give each blade an unparalleled level of strength and sharpness that lasts and lasts. Such attention to the core of the blade means these pieces of elegant, forged Chikara cutlery should only be wash by hand. Properly forged handles give each blade the appropriate weight distribution and balance, which helps achieve a perfect cut each and every time. The perfect blend of old-world forgery and elegant, high-end technology, Ginsu Chikara knives and knife sets truly are the best of both worlds.

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The Slim Safety LidLifter is the perfect replacement for your traditional can opener.  Its slim design fits in a picnic basket or backpack and is perfect for camping, boating or picnics. The revolutionary design makes opening cans clean, safe & fun. Lids are removed, leaving no mess or sharp edges. Safe, ergonomic and just plain cool.

  • Tuck away in a picnic basket or backpack – perfect for camping, boating or picnics.
  • Opens cans and pull tops.
  • No sharp edges.
  • Opens items with little effort.
  • Hygienic – opener never touches the contents of the can.

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Last but not least, the Stay Clean Scrubber.  This has been a heaven send for me and has replaced my nasty, germ filled sponge for good.  Over 5,000 silicone bristles clean dishes and multiple surfaces.  The Stay Clean Scrubber is cleaner than your typical sponge – non-porous silicone dries faster and won’t harbor bacteria. Better for the environment, this fun and flexible scrubber will stand the test of time. Collect them all!

  • No more smelly sponges!
  • Lasts longer than your typical sponge.
  • Use dry to remove lint and hair.
  • BPA free.
  • Non-porous, food-safe silicone.
  • Safe to use on non-stick cookware and all other kitchen surfaces.
  • Flexible, colorful & fun!

 

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make Mother’s Day Gift Giving Fun With Corso’s Cookies

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Corso’s Cookies is on a mission to make gift giving fun, delicious, and beautiful.  The perfected cookie recipe combined with the detail that goes into hand-decorating each cookie and packaging each gift with the utmost care all come together to make some of the best gifts you’ll ever have the pleasure of giving.  These deliciously buttery shortbread cookies are made with high-quality ingredients and baked fresh every single day.  Made in the USA with a little extra love making these edible works of art an extra special gift every single time.

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Each and every Corso’s Cookie is individually wrapped and well protected during shipment to prevent damage to your special gift.  This year Corso’s Cookies is offering a beautiful Mother’s Day Butterflies And Flowers Cookie Bouquet and it is beautiful!  My cookie bouquet arrived 100% intact, and ready to be enjoyed.

About the Corso’s Cookies Mother’s Day Butterflies and Flowers Cookie Bouquet:

“Make Mother’s Day extra special with this delicious arrangement of decorated shortbread cookies. These butterfly and flower cookies are the perfect gift for every mother in your life and will be sure to make her smile. Each cookie is individually wrapped to ensure freshness. Each extra large shortbread cookie measures 4-5″ across and weighs nearly a quarter pound a piece. Choose from a 6 cookie arrangement for $49.99 or upgrade to a 9 cookie arrangement for only $10 more and receive 50% more cookies.”

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Make sure you check out the entire Corso’s Cookies selection to check out all of the occasions that Corso’s Cookies makes beautiful bouquets for!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Mother’s Day Gifts Every Mom Will Love

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I know all of us are on the hunt for the perfect gift for the special ladies in our lives.  I have a few fun gift ideas that any mom, no matter how young or old, will absolutely love.

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If you’ve followed my blog for a little while I’m sure you’ll recognize The Spice Lab.  I fell in love with their products a few years ago and I’m so happy to see their product selection expand all the time.  Whether you’re looking for different varieties of salt, spices, rubs, tea, sauces…you name it, The Spice Lab has it.  A must-have for this Mother’s Day has got to be The Spice Lab’s Bath Soak.  Each bath soak is 100% pure natural sea salt, so you don’t have to worry about hidden ingredients that may trigger skin reactions.  The Spice Lab uses only the best salt it can find, and you can tell the difference as soon as you use The Spice Lab’s various products.

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There’s nothing better than unwinding after a long day with a nice, hot cup of tea.  The Spice Lab’s Infused Black Teas are the perfect way to unwind and enjoy premium tea with amazing flavor.  The Cherry Blossom tea has a deep cherry flavor that tends to be sweet and aromatic.  Just a little sugar or honey goes a long way to pair with the great flavor of this tea.  The Orange Vanilla has orange peel and vanilla bits to make a flavor combo that is completely out of this world.

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What mom doesn’t like sweet treats?  Giusto Sapore has a delightful indulgence that your mom will be sure to love.  These different flavor Torrone treats will please every sweet treat lover, no matter what their guilty pleasure is.  The different flavors of nougat combined with the dried fruits and various nuts offer a treat that you can’t live without.

Make sure you check out all that the The Spice Lab and Giusto Sapore have to offer to find just the right gift for the special woman in your life this Mother’s Day.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Our 30 Day Nutro Ultra Dog Food Adventure…Halfway Through And Loving The Results

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As you all know by now, I am trying out Nutro Ultra dog food, courtesty of Chew.com,  with my senior dog Hermes and I thought I’d check in with all of you and let you know how we’ve been doing.

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You’ll all remember this handsome face…I mean…how could you not?  Hermes is my old dude that needed a little TLC in his life.  We embarked on a 30 day adventure trying out Nutro Ultra Senior Dry Dog Food and Nutro Ultra Senior Wet Dog Food a couple weeks ago and so far I am loving the results I’ve seen.  I did mention in the first post that the switch initially made him gassy, but after a few days that subsided and we started to see some major improvements in Hermes.

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Nutro seems to have reversed the signs of aging a bit which can be a difficult task for any product on a 13 year old dog.  The dander that Hermes was afflicted by has nearly vanished, and he seems to be much more comfortable with flake and itch free skin.  My family and I have also noticed a new-found level of energy that we hadn’t seen from Hermes and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying playing with this old man like he were a puppy…it’s one of the most adorable things you’ll ever see!  It also appears that when Hermes is settling in for a nap he is much more comfortable and gets to sleep much easier.  In the past, Hermes has had some trouble getting comfy for a nap and would roll around in the bed and make noises that I call his “old man groans” until he finally found a comfy position to lay in.  These days Hermes is having a blast playing around and getting right to sleep when he climbs into one of his dog beds.  It appears that my old man is living a better quality of life and it’s all thanks to Nutro!

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to the generosity of Chewy.com and Nutro, you have a chance to try out the Nutro formula of your choice!

One lucky winner will be able to chose the formula they’d like to try and have it shipped to them courtesy of Chewy.com!  Giveaway will begin 04/02/17 at 4 PM EST and will end 04/30/17 at 11:59:59 PM EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Nutro dog food giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Tiger Tie Down Straps…Perfect For Father’s Day!

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My husband can be SUPER hard to shop for, so I start shopping for all holidays early, including Father’s Day.  In just a couple short months it will be time for us to spoil those special men in our lives but we all often face the same problem…what do we get him?  My husband is always looking for good tie down straps so when I came across these Tiger Tie Down Straps I knew I had to get them for him.

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These Tiger tie down straps come in a convenient 4 pack so you’ll always be able to secure whatever it is you’re hauling.  The extra long 20 foot length is ideal for even the biggest jobs, so you can rest assured your cargo is safe.  With a 1500lb break strength, they’re pretty tough and take just about anything you can throw at them.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

  • #1 RATCHET TIE DOWN STRAPS- Tiger tiedowns are manufactured with premium industrial grade material for complete cargo security. EXTRA LONG 20′
  • HEAVY DUTY AND DURABLE- our ratchet tie down offers new state-of-the-art ERGONOMIC molded custom strap handles guaranteeing your handles will not fall off.
  • CARGO CAPACITY-500 pounds load capacity for cargo security with 1500 pounds breaking strength
  • MOLDED RUBBER COATED “S” HOOKS- our rubber molded hooks protect your cargo and equipment from any scratches or pressure damage.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! No questions asked!

 

This father’s day, spoil that special man in your life with Tiger Tie Downs.

 

***This is a sponsored post, however all thoughts or opinions are my own honest and unbiased opinions.***

DIY Your Easter With Sharpie

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I’m sure we all know what Sharpie markers are, and we probably all have a stash of them in various colors and pen styles.  Since the introduction of the Sharpie marker in 1964, it has grown to so much more than just a simple office supply.

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Thanks to my friends over at Sharpie, I received a couple packages to try out and have fun making my spring more colorful.  With Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to DIY my family’s Easter celebration with the help of these fun colored Sharpies.

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How cute is this ‘Happy Easter’ banner?!  The best thing is, it didn’t cost a dime to make and it will look so festive hanging up for our Easter dinner.  I used the Fine Point Sharpie Markers that I received plus a few simple things I had laying around the house.  I cut white paper to the size I needed, added my letters and colored them in, glued them to cardboard pieces cut to the same size as the paper, and added some hot glue and ribbon along the back to bring the whole thing together.

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I think I am absolutely in love with the Easter dishes I created.  I headed to my local dollar store to find white dishes at a reasonable cost and luckily I was able to find enough to make custom dishes for my whole dinner table.  Once you are done decorating your dishes, there are two ways that you can make sure they’re ready for use at the table.  If you have oven-safe dishes, you can bake them at 250 degrees for 2 hours.  If your dishes are not oven-safe, you can coat them in a food safe shellac that you can find at most hardware stores (or online if you can’t find it locally).

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The metallic Sharpies are perfect for writing on already dyed Easter eggs.  My kids and I tried out making shaving cream eggs as we’ll be making them large scale in about a week, and they wanted their names written on the one’s they dyed.  The metallic Sharpie really pops on the colorful backgrounds of the eggs!

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No Easter dinner setup is complete without place cards, and you guessed it, Sharpie can help you there too.  I found some super cute printable designs and the fine point Sharpies were perfect for getting into the small spaces!

What will Sharpie inspire you to create this Easter?

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***