September 13, 2017
I feel like high school is the time when you make the closest friends as a kid, and some of them stick with you until you're an adult. I had a friend who was my go-to person all throughout middle and high school, and when she left the state for college I was crushed, but thankfully she only went one state away to Ohio.
When my husband and I were dating, I still remained close to this friend, so we made a trip out to Columbus to visit her and see the campus where she went to college (Cedarville FYI) and it was beautiful. Cedarville looks like a quaint city full of charm. It was a perfect fit for her, so I can see why she chose this, and then why she stayed in Ohio after college.
While in Ohio, we toured the campus and buildings, ate at some local restaurants [see giveaway at the bottom], took photos on an old train track, did some shopping and, of course, spent some QT with our friend. Good memories!
So sometimes it can be hard if a friend relocates, or if you yourself have to relocate and leave people and places behind, but it's so much easier if you have someone to help you with that transition. Sooo....If you are looking for a change and are looking to relocate to Ohio, head on over to HER Realtors to get started on your search!
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August 31, 2017
So I recently came across a site called Uncommon Goods, which has some really unique gift ideas, but if you're not in the market for a gift, they have home decor/fashion/culinary items and more for yourself. Why not?
As the Summer turns to Fall, holiday shopping season is not that far away. It's never too early to start thinking of ideas for the people on your shopping list. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, then consider this a great place to find an assortment of anniversary gifts and personalized gifts. Below is a little information about this company.
"Founded in 1999 and
headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique jewelry, designer décor, tabletop items, and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment without harm to animals or people. We run all our operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. We make it our mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what we sell is made by hand. Most of the jewelry products, home décor and table top items we carry are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of our entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is our responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way."
I was particularly interested in the gifts for book lovers, like the "Novel Teas," which combines two loves of mine: books and tea! Each tea bag has a quote from a famous novel. It can't get any better than that. They also have a wide assortment of bookends from cats to elephants, to demolition equipment, to bicycles, so you can find one that suits your likes and personal style. They have so many fun and unique gift ideas, I'd definitely check it out when making your holiday shopping lists!
And what makes this company even greater is their customer service, and that they give back to the community! First, UncommonGoods has been awarded for outstanding customer service every year since 2007. In 2015, they
achieved the BizRate Platinum Circle of Excellence award, their highest achievement level yet. Second, as an independently-owned business, they have the freedom to support causes they believe in and to impact the world in a positive way. With every purchase you make, they donate $1 to the non-profit of your choice. Since they started the Better to Give program 12 years ago, they’ve donated over $1Million to charities around the world!
August 17, 2017
STARRING: KATE MICUCCI | JUSTIN CHATWIN | STEVE HOWEY | HANA MAE LEE | JOSH BRENER WITH ILLEANA DOUGLAS AND SEAN ASTIN
I have to admit, I'm #teamcat in my life, haha. We have two cats and a dog, and the reason we do is because my husband is a dog-person, and I am a cat-person, and when we married, it wouldnt have been fair to have just one or the other. We decided it would be neither or both from the get go. So first we adopted the cats. It was supposed to be just one, but they were buy one get one free from the rescue, so we ended up with to. Woo hoo! Next came our black lab, who was also a rescue, so animals have a special place in our hearts!
I expected to like this movie, but from the get go, I thought it was pretty rediculous. People turning into animals, humans acting like animals. Both "animals" trying to win the heart of their owner, all the while knowing how it would end. I won't spoil it, but you could see it coming. :) The acting was just so-so. I also didn't love the cursing seemingly tossed in. I thought this was a family-friendly movie, but I wouldn't have let my kids watch this because of the profanity. It was a funny movie, so it did have that going for it. :)
Thanks to Tethergroup for a chance to pre-sceen this movie!
August 03, 2017
Let me just say I LOVED this album. I listened to her remake of U2's "Beautiful Day" song over and over and over. I couldn't get enough of it. Her album was very serene and relaxing. I shared snippits of the song on my snapchat and instagram stories and people were loving it too, so hopefully other people went out and bought this amazing album!!!
July 19, 2017
July 11, 2017
This is what I've heard about this makeup line from Revlon. I've heard that their primers fill in lines so they are invisible, and the makeup sits perfectly on top to make skin look youthful and smooth. See the results for yourself here:
July 05, 2017
June 14, 2017
I recently received the Joyal Beauty Age Defy Serum through Tomoson sampling page. Here's some information about this product:
It is professionally formulated to visibly fade brown spots, freckles, sun spots, acne scars, Uneven skin tone. It is based on multiple effective ingredients that provide synergetic effects, exfoliate and penetrate skin more effectively.- Fade/Remove Age Spots/Brown Spots, Freckles, sun spots, Acne Scars,uneven skin tone.Prevent future skin dark spots production. - Reduce skin damage from sun exposure - Botanical extracts provide a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins.
I've only just received this, so I can't speak to it's claims and if it does all it says it does, but I plan to try it out this month.
Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Lightening-Licorice-Joyal-Beauty-Brightening-Serum-Your/dp/B00KQ64AGI/ref=sr_1_10_s_it?s=beauty&ie=1-10&keywords=Glycolic+Acid+Serum
I also received the Earthen Skincare Peel, through the Tomoson site. About this #instapeel...
Created as a natural alternative to glycolic acid peels and dermabrasion, InstantPeel’s combination of proteins and enzymes naturally and gently peels away dead skin cells impurities. But unlike most chemical skin peels and facial scrubs, InstantPeel is sensitization-tested and proven safe for even the most delicate skin.
Buy it here: https://earthenskincare.com/collections/frontpage/products/instant-peel-exfoliant
I've also found a handful of beauty samples through sampling pages. I recently got a sample of the YSL black opium fragrence, along with some shampoo samples, and more. You just have to look around to find them! Why pay money to try new products you aren't yet sure about....look for samples!
May 24, 2017
My husband has been on the hunt for a pair of fashion glasses for a few months now, but everything he was finding was tinted or prescription. It's very hard to find clear glasses outside of Halloween time, but thankfully this site had many options to choose from, including clear glasses, prescription, and prescription sunglasses.
So if you're like me and want to add some glasses to your accessory repertoire, then check them out at GlassesShop.com and I even have a special coupon code for you to get 50% off . Use code GSHOT50 to get 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses(sale frames excluded).
May 23, 2017
There is one song on this album that starts with voicmails friends and family left for Mandisa during her dark time to encourage her. I don't know if they were the actual voicemails or recreations, but her friends never left her, and neither did God.
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