I have never used anything like this before but I am in love with it. I threw out our old dish drain and put this in its place. I have decreased my dishwasher use to use the original dish drying mat. It is very absorbent and does not get messy or stink. What I love the most is that it is machine washable!! This is a huge deal to me. I never had the time to thoroughly clean out or old dish drain so it would get stains and be nasty. With this I can just stick it in with the laundry. If you do it right you can fit quite a few dishes on it. We don't really ever have a whole lot of dishes do it works well for us and we will continue to use it.
You can purchase The Original Dish Drying Mat at Bath and Body Works for $4.99. It will be the best money you have ever spent on a kitchen item. It is a fairly good size at 16"X 18". I definitely recommend it.
***I was given this product from Influenster in exchange for my review. These are only my opinions.***
I have to say this soap worked better than I expected. I was not expecting it to be so soft and silky for some reason. It worked great on my 8 month old and it smells wonderful. It has a sweet smell to it. I love that it is all natural because I do not like to use a soap full of chemicals on my daughter. She has eczema and very sensitive skin and this soap did not make her break out like others do. I will admit I have used it a couple of times and I love how soft it leaves my skin feeling. It is really one of the best soaps we have ever used.
Christine is smart and decided she need to check out the ingredients before we used the soap.
You can purchase SheaMoisture baby bar at Walgreens for around $4.99. I definitely give this soap my seal of approval. In my family it will now be a normal household item.
***I was given this product from Influenster in exchange for my review. This post is only my opinion.***
EBOOST tastes way better than I expected. It has an actual orange flavor to it. I was having a down day when I decided to try it out. It does foam up a lot when you mix it up. I thought that was weird but the taste made up for the foam. It actually did give me energy and made me feel better. I think I need to go out and buy some more. You can purchase it at Whole Foods Market for around $28 for a box of 20 packets. It is all natural so it is well worth the price! I recommend it to anyone who needs an energy or immune boost.
***I was given this product by Influenster in exchange for my review. This post is my opinions only.***
Clean Well wipes are great. They are alcohol free sanitizing wipes. Most Sanitizing wipes leave your hands feeling sticky but theses do not. They are also all natural and smell rally good. They left my hands soft as well. I actually used my sample wipe on my daughters face after she was done eating when we on the go. They are great to stick in your purse and have ready to use.
You can purchase them at Walgreens for around $6. You can also get a deal on them at Clean Well Web Page. Use code vox20 for 20% off at checkout. This is only good in the U.S. and only good until 10/25/12.
I definitely recommend these for anyone with children or anyone who currently uses hand sanitizer.
****I was given these wipes by Influenster in return for my feedback and review on them. These are my opinions only.***
I have been a member of a website called Influenster since about March and I love it! It is a website that works with companies to promote their products. On the website you are able to earn badges. the badges you earn are what will determine if you get a certain box or not.
They have redone their website and it is packed with lots of badges to earn and lots of products to write reviews on. I kind of felt overwhelmed when I first saw it but as soon as I started using it I got the hang of it.
I have personally received two VoxBoxes. I have gotten a Mom box and the Naturals box. The boxes are packed with goodies for you to review and try out. I have loved the products I have gotten to try out. They try to incorporate things like food to beauty products. This website is awesome and I definitely recommend joining it!
To join go here: Influenster Home Page
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I recieved a lip moisturizer called LypSyl in my Influenster Naturals VoxBox to review and I love it! I have only been using it a little under a week but my lips are so soft I could not resist writing about it now.
This chap stick is made with pure Swedish beeswax, organic shea butter, and has vitamins A and E. It is all natural and that is my favorite part! I tend to get really dry lips and only one other kind of chap stick has worked really well for me. LypSyl is now my go to lip care product. I recommend it for anyone who needs a little lip lovin'. There is a really neat feature on this product as well. It has a little bee to the stick up and down. I think it is so cute!
If you are interested in more information on LypSyl you can go to LypSyl Home Page. You can purchase it at places like Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and many more stores.You can look on their homepage for a list of stores. The prices range from $2.87 to $2.99. You may be able to find it cheaper you just have to go to a store near you and see.
*************I was given LypSyl free to review for Influenster. These are only my opinions and have nothing more*********
My beautiful little lady is 8 months old already and I can not believe it. She will be a year old before i know it. She will now eat pretty much anything I put in here mouth. I can't decide if that is a good or bad thing though. I am afraid she will over eat because she enjoys eating so much. She only has two little teeth on the bottom but bites down on food like she has more than that. She loves to army crawl everywhere and she can do it fast! My little girl even has an attitude. I will tell her not to do something and she will look up at me and growl at me. It is so funny but I hope it does not mean problems when she is older. She is a very healthy and happy baby. She goes to the doctor in October for her weight and length measurements so I will update the blog with that later. I am so happy to have been blessed with this wonderful little lady! Here are a few more pics:
Glade Expressions New Collection
When I received my coupons I went to Target and picked up the Fuji Apple and Cardamom Spice scents. I got to get the Glade Expressions Mist and the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kit. The diffuser is supposed to last thirty days and the spray is seven ounces.
I decided to put the oil diffuser in the living room near a lamp we have in a corner. I am also leaving the spray there in case it is needed in the living room. I am loving this scent! It is very fall to me and very welcoming. I have tried the Pineapple and Mangosteen and it smells Hawaiian to me. I definitely recommend these two scents.
The oil diffuser has a very artistic design and will fit in practically with any decor you have in your home. It is white in color so it matches everything. The fragrance mist does have a label on it but it can be peeled off to make it a white container that is very decorative as well. Here is a picture of my set up:
You can buy Glade Expressions Collection really everywhere. The prices do range store to store but the mist is around $3 and the diffuse is around $5. There are coupons that I will be posting on my Facebook page so take advantage of them.
****** I was given the chance to try out the new Glade Expressions Collection because I am a BzzAgent member. I was given two complimentary coupons in exchange for my review and me getting the word out. Anything I have said is my opinion only.******
Naturals Influenster VoxBox
I got my Natuals VoxBox from Influenster!
It contains organic and natural products for me try out and review.
The products in this box are:
The Original Dish Drying Mat
LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturized
CleanWell Individual Hand Sanitizer Wipes
And last but not least SheaMoisture Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Baby Bar Soap.
I am so excited to try out all of these products. I just wanted to share what was in my box. I will break down with more information on everything once I have tried it all.
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I was given the chance to try out an awesome seaweed soap by Reviva Labs. They make natural ingredient beauty products. I love to try new products and decided Seaweed soap sounded like an interesting thing to try.
I have been using it for four days now and absolutely love it! It has a nice perfumey type smell and has small granules that scrub when you use it. When I first put it in the shower my fiancee comes to me and says "I like the new brown soap better than the other one." If he likes it than it is definitely good. He is very picky when it comes to his soap.
Here are some pictures of the soap before use and then of how well it lathers up:
A little bit of background on Reviva Labs for you:
The company has been around for 38 years.
They developed the first non-chemical European Exfoliant to health food stores.
Some information on the Seaweed Soap:
Instead of animal tallow it is made with a pure vegetable base of palm and coconut oils.
Has a grainy scrub action.
In Spain Seaweed soap is used as part of slimming or an anti-celluite routine.
It stimulates circulation and helps discharge toxins.
It is a soap for both men and women.
The ingredients in the soap are:
Soap (sodium palmate & Cocoate types), water, Sorbitan Oleate, Atlantic and or Pacific Seaweed grains, glycerin, walnut shell powder, Atlantic and or Pacific Seaweeds, microscopic blue-green algae, sodium chloride, Trisodium Hedta, fragrance, iron oxides, talc
Reviva labs sells many products from anti aging to prenatal products. The Seaweed soap is on sale right now for $4! Take a look at their website and check out all of their great products.
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****I was not compensated for this review. I was given the soap in exchange for my review. These are my opinions only and not from the company.****
Christine got spoiled yesterday by her daddy. He got her Ears pierced and she even got a new convertible car seat. She has out grown her infant seat and really needed a new one.
We had some much needed family time and got to walk around the mall. We had a great time, I really miss getting out and having fun like that.
Here is my babies new earrings:
She only cried a little bit because when they did it they did both ears at once. They gave her a certificate of bravery which I will put in her baby book.
I thought that was a great idea and very cute.
I have to share a picture of her new car seat because I love how pink it is. We will be extended rear facing her. Everything I have read says it is safer and we want what is best for her.
This seat will be much easier than the old infant one. The only thing that sucks is that we will now have to lug around the stroller when we leave. We used to have one that the infant seat would just connect to but obviously that won't work with this one. The convenience of this seat will be worth it all.
Christine's First Concert!
We went to The Taste of Colorado on Labor day and got to see Dustin Lynch for free! He is an amazing country artist and gave a great concert. Christine in 7 months old and this was her first concert. I got some great pictures I will share of Dustin. If you do not know who he is go here:
Dustin Lynch Page
Here is Christine with her Uncle and Aunt at the concert.
She is upset because I wouldn't take her. They had to stay in the back but I went up close to get some pics. Here a few I will share:
He is a really good performer and we had a great time.
We did not get to walk around the festival because it was way too hot and we had my nieces as well. I just had to share about my babies first concert.