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Friday, February 5, 2021

Make a sweet Valentine’s Day Craft with Wonderful Halos

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My kids LOVE to make crafts so when I saw that they could make a cute craft out of one of their favorite snack, Wonderful Halos mandarins, I knew they would REALLY LOVE it!

Wonderful Halos mandarins are sweet, seedless, easy-to-peel snacks both kids and parents love and they are so easy to eat on the go or around the house! 

And now you can even use them to make crafts - How Fun! These little Halos love bugs take just minutes to assemble, but the joy on your recipients’ faces when they see them will be more than worth it.

Check out directions for the family-friendly, DIY Valentine’s Day craft, the “Halos Love Bugs.” below: 

What you need: 
  • Halos mandarins 
  • Foam hearts in two sizes, large and small 
  • Toothpicks 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Glitter glue 
  • Glue spots 
  1. Using glue spots, adhere a large foam heart underneath the Halos mandarin to create feet. They stick out like a sweet pair of sneakers! 
  2.  Insert clean toothpicks into two smaller foam hearts (or if the foam hearts are thin, use a sticky dot on the back of the foam heart) and then insert the toothpicks into the top of the Halos mandarin next to each other to serve as lovey-dovey antennae. 
  3. Use the glue spots once more to attach the googly eyes to the front of your love bug. You can use big, close-together googly eyes for an inquisitive-looking love bug or smaller, further apart ones for a thoughtful little dude. Or try different shapes for a goofy one! 
  4. Then, use glitter glue to make a cute little button nose. 
There you have it, the sweetest afternoon treat for Valentine’s Day! 

These are perfect for class parties or to bag up to give to classmates as gifts. Have a Halos Love Bug crafting get-together, the perfect activity to engage a whole bunch of kids during a February play date. You could even add hair, arms and miniature love bug clothing, or try to make love bugs reflecting you and your friends’ own personalities. They could also make great gifts from the kids to their teachers, grandparents, aunts, uncles or neighbors. Share the love!      

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You can purchase Wonderful Halos at your local retail store

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Share the Love of Essential Oils this Holiday Season!

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I have long been a fan of essential oils and all the uses and health benefits they give! However, I have never tried doTERRA oils and I was so excited to check them out!               

If you want to try out essential oils for yourself or stock back up on your favorites, I definitely recommend doTERRA and their Family Essentials Kit this Christmas! The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends—the "feel better" essentials that parents need on a daily basis to care for their families. 

I love the variety of oils in this kit - they are all the ones I use the most! Plus, it is a great variety to introduce to a newbie as well!

Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils can help you help your family. This kit contains 5 mL bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard® along with a quick usage guide for each essential oil and blend included. 

And one of the best ways to use oils is to diffuse them! doTerra offers a variety of diffusers for purchase but I was given the beautiful doTERRA Volo Ultrasonic Diffuser and I am loving it! We have been diffusing all the oils in the kit, especially Breathe and On Guard for cold/flu season!  

This Volo Diffuser comes in onyx and marble finishes, perfect for any room in the home or office. The Volo has a handcrafted polyresin stone top with a custom diamond pattern and features optional light settings: light-free, warm, and bright amber ambient light settings. This unique diffuser has a customizable output with multiple time settings–one, three, six hours or continuously up to 14 hours--allowing the ability to customize the release of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils into the air.

I love that I can choose to have it just run for an hour, 3 or 6 hours or just run continuously! It is great for when I don't want to forget to shut it off! It is a beautiful diffuser and matches well with any decor! 

If you want to introduce essential oils to someone this holiday season (or just gift yourself!), I highly recommend trying the Family Essentials Kit this Christmas! And don't forget the essential diffuser like the Volo Diffuser! It would make a great gift for anyone!

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You can purchase all doTERRA products including the Family Essentials Kit and the Volo Diffuser from their website.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Moisturize Your Face with Clean, Pure Serums from For the Biome

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In the winter, I really struggle with dry skin on my face! I don't know if I don't drink enough water or just can't find the right moisturizer, but I dread winter for dry skin!

But I think my fight may finally be over because I just discovered and tried two products from For the Biome and I am LOVIN' them! 

For The Biome products are among the cleanest of the clean, purest of the pure. Made with whole-ingredient 100 percent actives devoid of H2O, fillers, preservatives, and additives that can disrupt the innate intelligence of the skin’s microbiome, their Sentient Skincare formulas speak your skin’s language and provide what it needs. 

Awaken Eye Serum 

Brighten, smooth, and protect the delicate skin of the eye contour with a cooling, roll-on applicator and a medley of volcanic CO2 extracted actives. Wild-harvested rosehip seed brilliantly restores and protects while pomegranate ensures quick, mattifying absorption.

This serum feels so cool and refreshing every time I put it on!

Shield Face Serum 

Revel in this symphony of protection as nature's strongest volcanic CO2 extracted actives help defend skin from environmental stress and blue light radiation for a clearer, smoother complexion. A red glow upon application signals activation and quickly absorbs for a translucent, mattified shield.

This serum really adds moisture and seems to keep it all day and to the morning when I put it on at night. It is lightweight and makes my skin so soft!

So if you are looking for help with moisturizing and defending your skin from stress then check out these serums from For the Biome!

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You can purchase all products from For the Biome from their website

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Gifts for Everyday Healthier Living from Earth Mama Organics

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This holiday season, everyone is focused on staying healthy and Earth Mama Organics has some really great gifts for everyday healthier living and many are travel-friendly! And they are not just for the Mama on your gift list - they are great for the whole family too!

Check out three of my favorite gift ideas from Earth Mama Organics below: 


I love that you get to try four flavors in one box! We have been having a hard time finding a natural deodorant that doesn't irritate our underarms. I hadn't tried Earth Mama's deodorant so I was so excited to see if it would bother us and work well. 

Earth Mama’s cruelty-free mini deodorants are travel-savvy and squee-cute. Pop one in your purse, the diaper bag, your gym bag or stuff ‘em in stockings with a falala – they are just that good. Refreshing ginger-lime Ginger Fresh Deodorant, tangerine-y Bright Citrus Deodorant, unscented Simply Non-Scents Deodorant, and fresh, soothing Calming Lavender Deodorant. Think you're too sensitive for deodorants with baking soda? You got another thing comin’! This formula was made for extra sensitive skin with the perfect balance of baking soda and magnesium. Just enough to work, not enough to hurt.

I am happy to say that this deodorant is awesome and hasn't irritated my armpits (or my husbands!) and we may have just found our favorite deodorant ever!! 

Lavender Hand Sanitizer

We all know the CDC recommends to always wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. But let’s be real: if you’ve ever been on the road with a baby, you know how it is — a Code Brown diaper situation won’t wait for a sink. Or maybe you hit up the grocery store, had to use the shopping cart, and handwashing just isn’t an option. Earth Mama Hand Sanitizer to the rescue! 

Formulated according to FDA guidelines, it’s 80% alcohol, free of methanol and 1-propanol, and contains glycerin to leave your hands less dry. So when in doubt, bring both soap AND sanitizer. 

But if you’re on the go and soap-and-water-less, go ahead and spritz cruelty-free Earth Mama Hand Sanitizer generously on your hands, rubbing briskly until it’s evaporated. Bonus: you’ll be left with a calming scent of lavender essential oil — welcome during a stressful Code Brown.

This is great to stick in the car after grocery shopping, in your purse or in the glove box!

Lip Balm Quadruplets

I am a tad bit obsessed with lip balms and I am always excited when I get to try new ones!

Introducing the Lip Balm Quadruplets: All four flavors in one. Yep, we’re talking the vanilla-tinged Coconut Smoothie, light as a cloud vanilla-yum Lavender Meringue, classic and beloved Mint Herbal, and the zingy, slightly minty organic Orange Ginger. Keep them all for yourself, or give some away — because this 4-pack is a great little gift for mamas (especially during stocking-stuffer season). 

I love that they aren NOT made with petrolatum, artificial colors or flavors! They smell great and go on my lips great!

So if you have a new mama on your gift list or just want to give gifts for a healthier lifestyle this Christmas, check out Earth Mama Organics!

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You can purchase all these products and much more from the Earth Mama Organics website

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids from Dr. Stem Toys

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As a preschool teacher, I am always on the lookout for fun, educational toys for both my kids and my preschool classroom! 

Some of the best toys around for young kids come from Dr. Stem and ThinAir Brands! I have always found their toys to be so fun, so educational and provide hours and hours of learning and fun!

If you are looking for a fun, educational gift to keep the kids busy if they are learning or doing school from home, then check out some of these gift ideas below: 

I talk often to my kids about saving their money instead of spending it and what greater way to make saving money fun than with this super awesome Talking ATM Bank! 

This large talking ATM machine works with real U.S. Money (bills and coins). Just insert the special debit card key and the bank comes to life as it talks and counts. Make a deposit, make a withdrawal, the ATM always knows your account balance. 

The large LCD screen shows deposit amounts and adds them to your balance. Or, the screen shows your withdrawal amount and subtracts it from the total to give you a new balance. It talks, it counts, it always knows your account balance. Roll bills into the feeder with the twist knob. Includes special debit card key. 

And a great way to work on counting, money and math is with a fun cash register! Kids can have fun for hours playing grocery store or bank as they give and take money to put into their cash register!

Cha-ching! that's the sound this deluxe cash register makes as kids play for hours and hours. Kids will have fun playing store, counting money, making change, swiping debit cards, and making announcements on the loud microphone. 

PLUS, this toy teaches kids other languages including English, French and Spanish. This huge play set includes a large electronic cash register, play bills and coins, debit card, receipts, and open/closed sign. 
And my personal favorite gift idea (because I am a teacher!) is the Play Teacher Set!

A realistic teacher and student role play set. Call the class to order, take attendance, write on the board, ring The bell, hand out grade cards, and much more. Kit includes an easy to clean desk blotter, USA map, bell, flag, pointer, write and wipe board, eraser, attendance list, name card, play clock, Certificate of Completion and much more. Includes everything you need to be a pretend teacher or student.

Don't they all look SO FUN??!! I told you they had some of the greatest gift idea for kids this holiday season!

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You can purchase these Dr. Stem Toys from their website

Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.