Saturday, November 7, 2015

Out of the Box Saturday

It's all about me discovering something that is different. I don't want to post things that you and I have more than likely heard before. I want to find something different. I'll cover something sing | songy one week, and artsy | fartsy the next.

I've had this next artist's work pinned for awhile. I like it, but never looked into it until now.

Her name is Anna-Wili Highfield. Her work isn't super conceptual. Meaning it doesn't have a deep underline meaning. The process she undergoes to create it is super cool!

It's sculptures made of cotton rag, and other materials. She focuses on nature, and tries to connect humans to the animals she creates. She was born a daughter of a Puppeteer. He work makes sense.
All artwork belongs to Anna-Wili Highfield. Please pin any images directly from her site.





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Friday, November 6, 2015

Clear Plastic Jars Cosmetic Containers Review

I knew right away when I saw the set of Clear Plastic Jars that I wanted to review them. You're probably wondering, What in the heck would she need those for? 

A lot of uses came to my mind. 
  • Beads for making jewelry, or crafts
  • Little art mediums that I alone have come up with
  • Pills
  • Plant seeds 
  • Makeup
  • Travel creams
  • Homemade lip balm
I've posted a recipe on here before for my lip balm. Let me tell you it's the best lip balm I've ever used. I made some more last night for Christmas presents.

I did one batch with lemon essential oil and another with peppermint essential oils. This filled most of the containers. For just me I would make this much. It's 1 part of each of the ingredients. You could do 1/2 a Tablespoon of all the below ingredients to cut the recipe way down if you'd like.
  • 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Paraffin Wax
Melt in a double boiler. Keep stirring it. Isaak stirred, while I put in the ingredients.

Put drops of your choice of essential oils in the mix (however much you like), stir and pour in the containers. They harden in about 5 minutes. 

Isaak kept getting coconut oil and shea butter on himself. I said, "Just rub it into your skin." He loved helping. 

It comes with 25 jars. We filled up 20. 10 gram each. They are mini clear plastic jars with lids that screw on. I found them to be a little difficult to screw on. Maybe it's because my fingers were oily. They are made of high quality PS material Easily screws together for compact storage. 

What would you use these jars for?

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for a discounted price in exchange for a review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Professional Finger Nail Clipper Review

Mica and Isaak have a new job. That is to cut their own nails. They don't always do the best job, because they are learning. I just got The Ultimate Nail Clipper to review! 

I'm going to go back and buy another one, so both my boys can get them in their stockings. I may look for a gold one for Isaak, since that's his favorite color.

I love how this nail clipper has the words, "Smarty Pants" on it. My Dad's nickname for Mica has always been Smarty.

  • I love that this trimmer is rust proof. I had one a long time ago that rusted on me. 
  • It has a long handle. This makes trimming toenails easy.
  • It's medium sized, which is what we need. The tiny one is what my boys had. They are getting bigger.
  • It has a built in Easy Grip Nail File. 
  • The blade is sharp, so it will cut good. I dislike dull blade because they tear, and don't cut the nails. Plus if you buy one that is dull already, it's only going to get duller over time. I want a sharp one. 
  • This professional finger nail clipper has a life time warranty.
  • Cost was $24.97 and now is $14.97. 
Isaak's a total boy, so his nails are constantly needing to be trimmed, or cleaned. I think this will help him to still be a boy, but no one will look at him and think that boy is GROSS!

It’s an immediate turn off to be shaking someone’s hand and seeing they have dirty, split or badly cared for nails.

If you can’t even look after your fingernails what does that say about the rest of your personal hygiene and the unprofessional way you approach life in general? Ya, let's stay clean.

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for a discounted price in exchange for a review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

Random Tid Bits

  1. A crazy lady wondered what it would be like to pet a tiger. She broke into our zoo not during hours of operation. I don't know how she did this. They have security guards there around the clock. She got to the tiger cage, climbed a fence to touch the wild cat. It bit her hand very badly. She'll have to get a few surgeries on her hand. She got out of the zoo. A friend took her to the hospital. She was was intoxicated, or drugged up with something. The moral of the story is...don't stick your hand in a wild animal cage!

  2. Somebody put the message below on the News' Facebook page. I was cracking up.

  3. I've been brainstorming about what to give the kid's teachers this year for holiday gifts. Last year I gave out June Berry Jam, pencils with their names on them, and hot coco packets. I still have jam. This is Isaak's teachers last year. I don't think pencils with her name on them is fitting if she's not going to be teaching any more after this year. What have you given as a gift to teachers in the past? Should I just give jam and a gift card to some place?  

  4. My youngest nephew Edison is such a Momma's boy. My sister out of desperation messaged me, "Edison will not lay down for a nap. I'm so sick I need a nap so bad. Emerson needs attention to. What do I do?" I said, "Lay him down. Tell him you love him, and that it's time to go to sleep. Then leave for 15 minutes. Go back in, don't look at him, just lay him back down, and leave. Keep doing that. As long as he's not hungry, or tired he should be fine." It's funny how you can be a parent, and all your kids are different.

  5. The girl that Mica's liked for 1 1/2 school years he no longer has a crush on. I think his reasoning is so funny. Mica likes people based on how hard they try in school. I've never known someone his age to be like that. I'm going to call her S. S showed up to the Lemur Study Group, and didn't participate in studying at all. She drew pictures, while everyone else studied. When they had the quiz at the zoo she had a book in her hands at all times. Really the teachers should have taken the book away. Mica also doesn't care for people that do not follow the rules. S showed up to school with a cell phone, and didn't put it in the teacher's basket. Instead she took it outside for recess to snap photos. Mica was not impressed. That's the end of that.

  6. I had an odd thing happen yesterday when I went to the store. I got there, and someone was looking at me off and on. She kept walking around, but didn't put anything in her basket. Finally she came up to me to say, "I have a question to ask you. Is your name Renee?" Most normally that wouldn't be so odd. I mean we run into people that look like other people all the time. Renee is my Mom's Cousin that just died. The same person whom we went to clear out her apartment. It just threw me. I politely said, "Nope I'm not Renee." She said, "I haven't seen her in years, and you look just like her." I said, "That's ok. Have a great day."

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pure Relaxation With #fizzbathbombs

Pure Relaxation is a wonderful gift idea for anyone that likes to take relaxing bathes!

We've had a hectic week. Travis has been working extra hours, we had to spend a good part of the weekend on unexpected events. I told the boys that there was a relaxing treat in store for them. They were super excited to enjoy their choice of a Pure Relaxation Fizz Bath Bomb. 

Yes it's made for ladies, but boys deserve a little pampering. The boys kept saying that they were having an ice cream scoop bath. They went on and on about how relaxing their bath was that night. I happened to agree with them!


Mica got Rose and Petal
I got Lavender and Seeds
Isaak got Romance


Travis went on and on about how lucky Isaak was because Romance sounded like the one he would have chose. Even the grown man in my family would have enjoyed this. 

Had I not told the boys that they got to choose their fizz bath bomb, I would have picked Romance as well. I got to smell all of them. Romance was the one I fell in love with.

My bath was calming. I love that their set is made with shea butter, vitamin A and real essential oils. 

I understand that these fizz bath bombs are bigger, and better. I felt like they could be 1/2 the size to enjoy them in more baths. I'd like 6 relaxing baths instead of 3. 

I would recommend having a wire drain catcher; to catch the real rose pedals and seeds. We have one, and it collected stuff that would have otherwise gone down the drain.

I had the boys and I rinse ourselves after our relaxing baths that we had. If you used these all the time, you'd go through water more. To me it's a special every once in awhile thing. 

Much like Packaged in a purple and orange SPA gift box, this set will make a wonderful Christmas present or Stocking stuffer.

Price: $32.99 and on sale for $22.99.

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for a discounted price in exchange for a review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

WW: His Team Won! {Linky}

Mica along with 3 other kids in his grade got picked to study lemurs. I checked out books, and a lemur movie from the library. My husband had his team over, and helped them study.

They later went to the zoo to take a quiz and build a lemur habitat. There were 29 teams that were 4th and 5th graders. Mica's team won first place for the quiz, and 3rd place for their habitat! He was super excited!


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