Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash. Review!!!!

As a Purex Insider I was selected to try the new Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash. As I opened the box with the usual excitement, I love when I receive a new shipment from Purex Insider the products are always so great to try. Anyway, I opened the box and flipped the cap on the full sized Dial body wash and Ohhhhh, the smell is so refreshing. 

It is no secret in my house a mommy's job is never done and the days are filled with cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning so when it is time to relax I try to take full advantage of the relaxation time. I have recently found a new indulgence and it is the Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango. I received a free full size bottle to review thanks to the Purex Insider and ohhhh my goodness this made my relaxation time so much better. The scent and bubbles from the lather made my bath time experience all the better. Let the newest member of
the Dial family of products with hints of green coconut and tropical mango whisk your mind away to the distant island shores without even leaving your shower. Coconut Water is the leading trend known to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that help provide replenishing hydration. Mango is known for being nutrient rich as well as adding a touch of tropical freshness.

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Disclosure: ( "The Dial brand provided me with a full size sample of  Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash int he exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own")

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DIY Next Project (Backsplash in the kitchen)

So as you know I have been working on a few DIY projects around the house. I finished painting my countertops in June and it turned out better than I ever expected. Here is an update on the countertops. I have noticed that the countertops are really holding up with the top coat they are very durable. My only con is that if water is left on the counter top for too long it will get a ring and the appearance is lighter than the rest of the countertops, this usually disappears after a few hours and it returns to the normal colors. Other than that is is beautiful. If you decide to paint your countertops which at this point I am recommending; than it is advised that you use at least 5 to 7 coats of top coat to finish them off.

Now back to the backsplash for the kitchen. I have been wanting to do a copper backsplash and I am reviewing a few different options. I need a little help deciding which one will best fit my small kitchen. I mean TINY kitchen.
Stick on tiles

  1. Installing a traditional copper tin backsplash is very pretty and really economical. The prices ranging from $7 for 14 tiles or $17 for 16 tiles, so depending on the area  you like to tile it would to cost too much to do for a backsplash. In my kitchen I think about $250 to do. (Pictures on the right are the copper stick on tiles)
     2. Using textured wallpaper and painting it a color of your choice. Textured wallpaper is very inexpensive and a double roll goes a long way. I figure for my kitchen 2 double rolls at $23 dollars each and then painting copper would be the most inexpensive way to get the feature that I would like in the kitchen. So it would cost less about $60 to do the entire backsplash. (Pictures to the left of the page are the textures wallpaper)

     I think I will make the decision with my readers help. Please cast your votes in the comments section of this post which option you would prefer. I will tally up all the votes of my readers and then post pictures of the finished project in a few weeks. Please don't hold back on all your comments, I would really like to hear your honest options on all the options that are listed. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

So We bought a home a few months ago and of course it is a fixer upper. I have several DIY projects that I am doing and planning to do in the near future.

Two coats of Primer.
Last weekend I tackled the task of redoing my light blue kitchen  counter tops. I was not able to buy new ones so I opted to do the natural thing and paint my counter tops. After so much research on the subject I decided to use a all purpose primer and sponge the counter tops with various shade of tans, browns and coffee colors. Then after 4 coats of sealer, (I actually think I may do several more just to be on the safe side), I think it turned out really nice.

Now a week later and it is working out really well, I have cleaned the counter top nightly and the sealer is holding up very nicely.

I also decided to paint a chalk board wall and border.

sponged on acrylic paint. 
Final color after 4 coats of sealer.

My next task will be to do the back splash I am researching now several techniques that I have not decided on yet, I think I may do a textured wallpaper and paint it a copper color to look like pressed tin. I haven't decided just yet, and also I am researching techniques for the floors.

If you would like to paint your counter tops here are the things you are going to need.

  • Bulls eye 123 Primer
  • 6 to 8 acrylic paints in various shades
  • sponges
  • paint brushes
  • drop cloth for spills
  • poly acrylic sealer
  • 220 sandpaper in between coats of sealer.

On to the next project..........

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CollageIt Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Lately I have been trying to organize and work on more stylish phots not just for my blog but for my persaonal collection as well. Recently I had the chance to review a great product called Collageit that does just that. It make my collages more organized or a more random layout.

Make photo collages on Mac OS X & Windows for free

CollageIt is an easy-to-use photo collage maker for Mac OS X & Windows, which makes collage automatically. In a matter of seconds, this collage software can turn any ordinary photos into impressive collages.

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Features include:
Choose for Windows, Mac and iOS Versions.

1. Simply add your photos to your collage; using “Random Layout” to generate layout automatically and customize collage; then export and share your collage. It is just as easy as 1, 2, 3.
2. 15 collage styles:
3. Easily personalize collage by adjusting photo number, photo space, page margin, rotation, sparse, and so on. Decorate collage with photo border and shadow.
4. Save collage as an image file; set as desktop wallpaper; share through Email; or print it out instantly.

My opinion.
This is great software that will help you create a  great collage affect. The picture are some what hard to position and control the width and size of each individual photo but for the most part it is easy to use and create great projects for collaging, scrapbooking, making photo albums and even posters.

Download it free from the app store.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Lotus Bumz Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway!!!!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
 Lotus Bumz was so generous to send me a Lotus Bumz Cloth Diaper in the Blue Honeycomb Style to review and offer my honest opinion.

To be totally honest I was absolutely delighted to receive one. These Cloth Diapers by Lotus Bumz are really Cute!!! Not to mention that it is so easy to use, clean and will grow with your baby. I received this right in time for the by Grandsons Baby shower and they had not seen anything like it. I used it as a topper on the diaper cake I had made for her and the cloth diaper was cute it was the first thing she grabbed.

You can see by the picture on the right just how versitle these cloth diapers really are, They will grow with your baby due to the various snaps which makes the clothes a one size fits all it will adjust from small to medium and to large. It also comes with a a 3-layer microfiber insert that lines the already soft interior of the diaper.

In my Opinion:
These diapers are so cute and stylish it is more reliable than the old stand by disposible diaper because babies grow so fast and you are constantly having to move to the next size up. But what about the diapers that are left in the bag, that is money wasted. It is so much more dependable to use a cloth diaper that will grow with your baby.

From the Website:
There are countless reasons to use cloth diapers, such as the environmental benefits, the financial savings and the health advantages of chemical-free fabric. Plus, this cloth diaper is both adorable and functional!

*All PUL outer lining

*Three rows of adjustment snaps to allow for a small/medium/large size in one diaper

*Hip snaps to prevent the sides from drooping

*Waist tab overlaps for extra-small waist size

*Inside is made out of super soft fleece

*Pocket diaper includes a 3-layer microfiber insert

BUY IT: Price range $20.99 to $22.99. Purchase for your baby at the Lotus Bumz Website

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.