Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Year's Resolutions....

According to Statisticbrain.com, last year's were.....

Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2015
Lose Weight
Getting Organized
Spend Less, Save More
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
Staying Fit and Healthy
Learn Something Exciting
Quit Smoking
Help Others in Their Dreams
Fall in Love
Spend More Time with Family

I ordered a # 1,2, 3, 4.....yeah, I don't remember.  2015 didn't go that well on any resolutions for me.  How did you do?

Taking a look at 2016 and what I want to accomplish, I'll be working on some repeat offenders.  I'd like to order a #1, 2, 3, 4, and heck, why not a 6, 8, and 10?

Some of the cool tools and gadgets that I've gotten to help me with my goals are some things I've been collecting as I do product reviews.

Physical Health
Go camping/biking more: 
Hydration Pack 

USB Bike Light

Camping Pillow  #pillowtogo

Camping Lantern

Eat Better (good for the physical and financial!)
3 Compartment Containers

Bento Boxes

10-Pack Meal Prep Containers

Veggie Spiral Slicer

Infuser Water Bottle

Mental/Emotional Health
I struggle with depression and anxiety, I've shared some about that in a vlog HERE.  
I have an appointment to see a Dr and get back to happy pills this January (I've tried without but it's not working so well for me).  I'm also hoping to see a therapist to help me sort out some things and re-program my brain a bit.  (i.e. stress does not have to equal food binge!)
I also got THIS ADULT COLORING BOOK and have enjoyed it so far.  I know it's becoming a real trend, but I think it is calming to color, and get away from the glowing screens in our lives (she writes as she types up a blog post lol)

Spiritual Health
I don't really have any recommendations that you can buy to help with that.....that's kinda the way it goes.  I recommend a healthy dose of prayer, soul searching, and scripture study.  I've been slacking at this and I know that my life goes better when this is tended to as well!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you resolutions are for 2016!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More Product Review Goodies :)

I just wanted to share a couple of goodies that I got for free to review :)

These chalk markers are super cute for craft projects and decoration.  I have some craft projects in mind, but for now I plan to use them for decorating mirrors & windows for the holidays :)  They have reversible tips so you can change the style of your writing too!  #ZAMart

Check them out HERE.

Next up is a new Essential Oil!

I shared with you Lemon and Peppermint oils from this company, and I was excited when they sent me a Tea Tree Oil to review as well!  Tea Tree Oil comes from the melaleuca alternifolia plant's leaves.  Whereas the Peppermint and Lemon essential oils can be used orally in small doses, Tea Tree Oil is actually poisonous if ingested.  That being said, it has a lot of great properties topically-it's known to help with fungal & bacterial problems-use it for acne, lice, athlete's foot, and a ton of other uses.  I'm curious to try it and have it in the medicine closet for future use! 

It has a pretty unique scent but I like it.  The company I got these from-Simply Earth-also donates a percentage of each sale for a good cause so I recommend them :)  #simplyearth

Check it out HERE.

I received a sample of each item above to review for free but I was not compensated and I genuinely recommend these guys if you're in the market :)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Recent Goodies!

I've been trying more goodies as a product reviewer and there have been some great ones and occasionally a dud.  Last night I tested a horrible dud.  I tested out a mouth guard (stop teeth grinding at night) and it was HORRIBLE!  We're talking horrible quality, fit....made me drool (tmi, right?) and I'm serious-it bruised my gums!  OUCH!

But on a more positive note....here are some tasty goodies that I actually have enjoyed!

Here are some sassy Silicone Kitchen Gloves-we love these!  I think I've posted about silicone kitchen gloves before...this is the 2nd brand we've tested.  They're pretty similar but my husband likes this brand a bit better.  I'm seriously never going back to traditional oven mitts.  You can't make me :P    #QueHeads

Next up-a duo of Essential Oils-Lemon and Peppermint.  These are from the company Simply Earth.  I'm not an essential oil expert, but I love the smells and that's all I'm really using it for at this point-aromatherapy.  And compared to brands like doTerra, MUCH more affordable!  I'm supposed to be getting an oil diffuser to review soon so I'm excited to have the whole house smell of this goodness!  #simplyearth

I would say that the majority of products that I opt to review are kitchen stuff (love me my kitchen gadgets!) but I occasionally try other stuff out too.

My husband was glad that I decided to try these guys out--

Leather Cleaner (we rated 5/5 stars on Amazon)

And Leather Conditioner (we rated 4/5 stars on Amazon)

Another couple of products we've tried out that aren't among our "norm" are these skin care products:

A Scar Gel-I used it for a month here and there (the instructions say to do it twice a day but I'm terrible at remembering that sort of thing) and I still noticed some change in one of my scars!

And some Stretch Mark/Scar Cream.  The jury is still out on this one.  I didn't notice a huge difference in my stretch marks (though...like I said...I'm not the most devoted at twice a day applications) and I didn't try it on any scars. 

I'm not being compensated in any way to review these products, but I was provided free products for my honest and unbiased review.  Links are affiliate links to Amazon where all of the products can be purchased.

And if you'd like to be a product reviewer, HERE is a video I shot about how I started out as a product reviewer.

I need to shoot another one as an update soon to show another site that I'm loving for product reviews :)

Anywho, these are my goodies as of late.  I'm off to go make a Christmas craft and will hopefully post it this Sunday!