Thursday, December 29, 2022

6 Steps to Developing a Better Relationship with Food

This is a collaborative post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Great Ways to Ignite a Passion for Cooking

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Cooking is an excellent way for you to express yourself creatively. It is a way to hone those culinary skills and make some fantastic food that tastes great and is healthy. Most people are aware that home cooking is one of the healthiest ways to eat. It gives you a chance to fill yourself and your family with nutritious meals that are jampacked with vitamins and minerals. Home cooking can also save you a bit of money, especially if you are one for going to the drive-through. There are many benefits to home cooking, so if you have lost that passion for cooking and are in bad eating habits at the moment, why not take a look at the list below and find ways to reignite that passion for cooking:


FL Fresh Content: Pizza Lovers Rejoice: 8 New Ways To Devour Your Favorite Food

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Can’t Get A Good Night’s Rest? Here Are Some Tips To Help You Out

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We can really feel it when we don’t get a good night’s sleep. We wake up cold, our bones ache, and the only thing keeping us from shutting our eyes again is the fear of being yelled at by our boss for getting to work late. A good night’s sleep can do wonders for our productivity and mood, but it’s not guaranteed every night and we need to do different things to help ensure that we get a good night’s sleep.

So let’s take a look at some of the top ways to ensure a good night’s rest.

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Saturday, December 24, 2022

Fragrances Line all day for affordable perfume samples!

While I'm trying on these samples, let me jot down my thoughts on them so I can remember them for later. I posted about these on Instagram a few weeks ago (because that's where people ask me the most about my fragrances), and now I want to add them here as well. Just recording my thoughts, so I remember how I felt about these fragrances later. Sampling has become a big part of my life as has collecting perfumes that I really enjoy. If you'd have told me this would happen a few years ago, I'd have laughed at you. I've always liked perfume, but I've never been one to flip cartwheels over fragrance. In fact, there were times in my life that I went years without even owning a bottle of perfume (gasps). That has certainly changed (she says as she wraps her body around the couch to try and get into the back of it where her sample fell through a corner crease but there is no opening at the bottom for it to come out).

These samples came from Fragrances Line. They have fast shipping and great customer service. They also have an extensive selection of fragrances, including a whole lot of niche scents that are not always to find. I appreciate that for sure and that's why this sample house is one of my favorites.

I purchased 5 samples this go around. I'll list them in alpha order.

Friday, December 23, 2022

The Perfumed Court Samples

I started falling in love with perfume in 2020 when we were stuck at home during the pandemic. There was something exciting about getting samples in the mail to try, especially if they were of the kind of fragrances that are hard to find in the stores (and at the time, we couldn't even get into stores, unless it was to buy groceries...or to hunt down the ever-elusive packages of toilet paper). I got so into the hobby that I joined a few Fragrance groups with other people who also enjoyed trying and collecting perfumes (my friends and family can only take so much scent talk, lol) and to this day, I still find myself trying new perfumes every chance I get.

My latest set of samples came from The Perfumed Court. They always have such a great selection, that honestly they are one of the few sites I gravitate towards first and foremost before making any full-sized purchases. This visit to their website did not disappoint. I ordered 10 samples, some niche, some designer and here are my thoughts...

Please note, I have tried literally hundreds and hundreds of samples, and at this point in my scent journey, there are many I don't love. That's okay! It's part of the sifting process that leads me to the ones I really love (and I really enjoy the search).  

Also note, just because I don't love something doesn't mean you won't. There are so many I don't care for that many love. If you're interested, try a few and see what you like for yourself. :)

Ranking the selections in this order of best to least favorite (in my opinion only), here is what I tried:

Which 2023 Calendar Would You Choose?

As a blogger, I am fortunate to work with many brands. To all of them, I say a big thank you. I appreciate each and every one of you. There are some brands, however, that I have come to love so much they have become a part of my every day life. Workman Publishing is one of those brands.

Some of you know I have a huge fondness for travel, and in particular there are so many places in Italy that I still want to see. As I inch closer to meeting my goal of being able to travel abroad once again, I take joy in seeing my 365 Days in Italy Calendar on the wall, every single day, every single year.  

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Looking After You in 2023

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2023 is but a week away which means many will be forming their new year resolutions. Most people like to take the time to reflect on their resolutions and decide what would be better then, but one thing you should be doing for yourself no matter the year is looking after yourself better. 

Most people ponder how tired and exhausted the year has been before they move into a new year, but the holidays and the new year is the chance to get the renewal that you need. It's like turning a page in a notebook that is blank and fresh; You can't wait to draw on it because you know the pen is going to glide over the paper. Looking after you in 2023 is going to look different compared to others, so you need to ensure that whatever you do you are taking care of yourself first. So, here are some of the things that you can do to make sure your 2023 goes without a hitch.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Just Horsing Around


Not gonna lie, the first time I saw a horse lying down in the grass 
I circled the car back around to do a double take.
Looks like I'm not the only one. πŸ˜…

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Snacks on the Go are Easy with Whiskware

Disclosure: I received a sample product. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

So pretty, I had to frame them. πŸ˜‰

Ok, I already know this gift is going to be a big deal to my granddaughter, when she pulls it out of her Christmas stocking. She loves to take snacks on the go, and this tri-cup holder from Whiskware is going to let her do so with a cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse design on it.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Who Needs a Share Cube Vac on your Shopping List?

Disclosure: Gifted item. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

You say you're done shopping. Kaput. It's over, and hurrah. Now you can relax. Then you see that ONE MORE THING that you just have to have. Can you relate? For me it's the Worx Cordless Vaccum that you can use in the car!! 

Goki Makes Precious Toys for Kids!

Disclosure: I received samples. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Every single year for as long as I can remember, I've put candy in the kids' stockings. A lot in the grown kids and a little in the grandkids', but this year that's going to change. Actually, I was in the store and had all of the usual choices in my cart and I looked down and asked myself, 'why am I buying all of this candy?' Because that's what I've always done. What a dumb reason. So this year, I put all of the candy back (except the chocolate covered oranges, those stay for sentimental reasons) and am purchasing more practical, useful things that will last all year long. Big score if they're fun items too, like these wooden vehicles from Goki.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Use Halos to make edible holiday crafts!

Disclosure: I received samples. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Halos are my jam. I like to have them at home because they are easy to peel and they taste delicious. I like to take them to work because I teach and the kids always want something to eat. Better to give them something good for them, than to overload them with sugary treats...and they love them! So...this year for Christmas, what's a better gift for the classroom than a tree made of Wonderful Halos? Talk about bringing something that will get them excited. My strategy...make the tree, put it on my desk and count the time until someone asks if they can have one. Pretty positive that even 5 minutes won't pass before I get the request, lol. 

Friday, December 16, 2022

Juliette Has a Gun (full-sized perfume or samples for the tree/stockings!)

This is one of the posts from my Instagram account. The little sample sizes fit so nicely in the tree. the bigger one is there just for the photo. I'll be wrapping that one for my BFF and she is going to love it!! Long since a Juliette Has a Gun, there are still a couple in here that she hasn't tried yet.  

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Garden - a new faith-based cartoon for kids!

Disclosure: Many thanks to Garden Productions for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

"The Garden" is perfect for the little tykes. All of the shows in the series, are short, so they hold the attention span of the children, have a solid message, and have characters the kids can relate to as well. There are a few episodes available currently and many more to come (40 episodes, and an app is in the works as well).

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

5 Things You Can Learn By Traveling To Mexico

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With its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and ancient history, Mexico is a fascinating country to explore. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to experience a new culture, traveling to Mexico can be an incredibly rewarding experience that will leave you with lasting memories. Here are five things you can learn by visiting this beautiful country.

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Opening Your Business Doors to Ecommerce Opportunities

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In order to remain competitive in the business world, it is important always to be looking for new opportunities. One such opportunity that more and more businesses are taking advantage of is e-commerce. E-commerce allows businesses to sell their products and services online, reaching a larger audience than they would otherwise. If you are thinking about opening your business doors to e-commerce opportunities, this blog post is for you! It will discuss the pros and cons of e-commerce, as well as some tips on how to get started, including payment platforms. Stripe alternatives are worth looking into. Finding the perfect payment platform can prove beneficial to you and your customers.

1) Pros of e-commerce:

One of the most significant advantages of e-commerce is its potential to reach a larger audience. By having an online presence, your business can be visible to anyone with access to the internet – regardless of geographic location. Additionally, setting up an e-commerce store is relatively straightforward and cost-effective. Rather than spending large amounts of money on physical storefronts and office space, most businesses can set up their own online stores without breaking the bank. Finally, running an online business often requires fewer staff members than a traditional brick-and-mortar store would need. As a result, startup costs associated with e-commerce can be significantly lower than those involved in opening a physical store.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

FabFitFun: Up to $300 worth of Products for $49.99 with Code

Let's talk about this box!! Fab Fit Fun is a subscription box that you can customize. That's nice and all, but you can also pick how often you want to receive it AND the products are all full-sized. That means you can select up to $300 worth of products for up to a 70% discount. 

In addition, FabFitFun has also offered mail4rosey readers a coupon code.
Coupon Code:
"ROSEY" for $10 off
With the code you get up to $300 worth of full-sized products/items for just $49.99.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sealed by Santa: Best Personalized Santa Letter Company Online


Sealed by Santa!

Just a quick heads up that there's still time for your kids to get a letter from Santa. Have they made the 'nice list' this year?  If so, these are the cutest letters I've ever seen coming from Santa, and they go right to the mailbox (from the North Pole, of course). The best part is, they're personalized (and they come with extra goodies!).

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Teleflora: Leave No One Out This Holiday

Disclosure: Sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

This holiday season, Teleflora is stressing the importance of believing in humanity and the power of a thoughtful gesture. With their 'Leave No One Out this Holiday' campaign, they are showcasing the power of flowers when it comes to remembering those who might get pushed aside in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. See the YouTube video below to see the unique way they have selected to do so!

Friday, December 9, 2022

Learning All Year Long with Mrs Wordsmith Books and Games

Disclosure: Samples were provided to me. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

 One thing we like to do over the break is make sure the kids' minds stay sharp for school, but not in a way that is intrusive or 'educational' blah blah blah, but rather, a way that is fun for them, will make them laugh and have the learning a million miles a minute without even knowing it's happening. There is a company that specializes in this kind of thing, and that is Mrs. Wordsmith

Thursday, December 8, 2022

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway and 5000 Blankets Movie Review

Bobby is a man surrounded by family and friends who care very much about him, finds himself in the middle of a personal mental health struggle. At the end of the day, during surprise party meant for him, he ends up having to go to bed to rest. His wife, Cindy asks him if 'it's happening again?' and if he has stopped taking his medication. The implication is there that although this family looks like the ideal situation, some underlying condition is shaking them to their core.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: What the Shell?!?

A friend went to a costume party with his girlfriend on his back.
"What have you come as?" asked the host.
"A turtle," came the reply.
"And who is this...?"
"Ah, that's Michelle." 🀣

Dos And Don'ts When Hiking In The Jungle

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Photo by Hidayat Abisena on Unsplash

Adventure tourism is becoming more popular and, as such, more and more people are finding themselves in wildernesses, miles from home and any form of civilization. These wild adventures are a lot of fun and an opportunity to find yourself. However, they can also be extremely dangerous if you’re not careful for a whole host of reasons.

In this post, we take a look at some of the dos and don’ts of hiking in the jungle. Here’s what you need to know.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Improved Employee Well-being

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Did you know that healthy employees lead to a healthier company? It's true! A recent study by the University of Warwick found that happy employees lead to companies with lower staff turnover rates, less absenteeism, and fewer health problems. Improving employee well-being is essential for any business looking to create a healthy and productive work environment. In this guide, we will discuss the ways you can improve your employees' well-being and make your workplace happier and healthier.

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CSB Lifeway Women's Bible Giveaway

Disclosure: Many thanks to Lifeway Christian Resources for providing me with a product to help facilitate the review.

Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

This is the second Bible I have been able to giveaway this month, and a big hurrah for it. What better month than December to be able to participate in such collaborations! This time, the giveaway is for the CSB Lifeway Women’s Bible.

What To Expect In A Yoga Class

Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular way to exercise, and an estimated 300 million people practice yoga. It’s a practice that provides many benefits, from helping to boost strength and flexibility, to improving your mental health too.

If you’re not familiar with yoga, you’re probably wondering what it’s all about. Trying any exercise for the first time can be daunting, so it’s natural to be curious about what to expect and to know what will be involved in a typical yoga class.

Get to know a little more about yoga with this guide to what to expect in a yoga class.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

You Haven't Seen a Jigsaw Puzzle like this Trefl!

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Kudos to Trefl for finding a way to put a new spin on jigsaw puzzles! A wooden puzzle is a novelty in and of itself, at least when it is done this way, but having one where each piece of the puzzle is in the shape of an animal itself is rather extraordinary and makes for a most excellent gift idea. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Fragrance Suggestions for the Gourmand Lovers

Note: Because all of these have, or will have individual reviews on the blog, I am turning off comments for this particular post. 



Gourmand, or sweet, edible smelling fragrances, are my favorite. It's what I know and what I love. Here are my Top 5 picks if you have these kind of perfume lovers on your holiday gift list as well. They are in no particular order. I love them all. 

1. Chabaud Lait de Biscuit - this is a light scent that smells like a light cherry (that's the almond) biscuit. It's so delicious. A warm, enveloping hug in a bottle.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Card Games that Make Good Holiday Gifts

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Two unique card games that make excellent (and very affordable) holiday gift ideas!

Friday, December 2, 2022

This Firefighter Plush is ADORABLE

Disclosure: I received a product to facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I'm just hanging out in the airport today, with my new friend, Ember. She is a 15 1/2" plush firefighter doll and she is adorable. I've never seen a firefighter doll, much less one that is female, and I have to tell you, I am smitten. What a wonderful holiday gift idea for any one of my four granddaughters!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Phone Cases and Screen Protectors from Rhinoshield

Samples were provided to me. All opinions are genuine and my own.


I saw a report recently that said the top gift of the year will be technology related. That is actually no surprise to me, we do all love our technology. For many, that will be a phone, and whether you are buying or receiving, you want to make sure your investment is protected. 

Rhinoshield has a whole array of protective cases and screen protectors to help.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

I HEARD THE BELLS (coming to theaters Dec 1) with $10 Amazon Gift Code Giveaway

Many thanks to Sight & Sound Films for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

Behind every song is a story, sometimes true, sometimes fiction, but nevertheless a story. Coming to theaters in December, "I Heard the Bells" allows viewers to learn about the true story behind the famous Christmas carol of the same name.

Baby Magic Calming Products Giveaway

Disclosure: I received sample products to help test and keep. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

If you are looking for the perfect gift to put into stockings for the babies in the family, nothing beats the Baby Magic® calming products for both being able to do their jobs effectively and smell amazing too! I have 4 granddaughters, and 3 of them are still at the age where these soothing products are doing the trick to make bed and bathtime more enjoyable.

The Garden Cartoon Series


We're super excited to see all of these new family-friendly shows coming out. This new one looks really cute to me.

“The Garden” is a Christ-centered children’s cartoon series aimed at teaching your kids the Gospel in a way they can understand. It features LENNY THE LION and LUCY THE LAMB—two best friends who work inside a magical garden where ANYTHING can grow! Each story revolves around them having to accomplish their goals by learning a Bible story or an original song. “The Garden” will take your kids right along on these adventures, too!

You can watch it on Pure Flix or Yippee! #TheGardenMIN

Monday, November 28, 2022

Abide Bible Giveaway

Disclosure: Many thanks to Thomas Nelson Bibles for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Seems like I gift someone a Bible every year during the holiday season, and sometimes I gift one to more than one person. This year, I will be doing that as well, but I will also be gifting this video series to my sister-in-law called 21 Days in John

The 21 videos in this study last between 10-15 minutes and draw from the free pdf of the Gospel of John, included with the Abide Bible. It is a free video devotion that you can sign up for HERE.

Plot the Travel Adventure You’ve Always Wanted Right Now

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Travel is a great way of exploring other nations and cultures, but it is also a wonderful way of being able to relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself. As such, it is important to make sure that you have the perfect travel adventure, and this means making plans to help you achieve that. It is vital to make sure you come up with some of the best possible ideas that are going to allow you to make the most of this process, and this is something you need to consider as much as possible.

One of the best things you need to consider when trying to improve your travel experience is to look at ways of being able to enhance your adventure, and enjoy the vacation you’ve always wanted. This is going to have a major impact on your life, as well as shaping the experience of future trips you might like to take. Here are some of the best ways of being able to ensure you have the perfect travel adventure you’ve always wanted, starting today.


Sunday, November 27, 2022

Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone Plus $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: I received products for testing. All opinions stated are genuine and my own. 

We are headed into the full-swing shopping season now that our Thanksgiving celebrations are complete and I'm thinking it'd be a good time for a giveaway. Take a look at these most excellent gift idea suggestions and then enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card, so you can pick up one or more of thse for yourself or your loved ones! Each of these items are true blue items I love, that have been in my house, by choice, on one or more occasions.

Friday, November 25, 2022

One Night in Theaters Only! It's Christmas Again (Nov 29)

Many thanks to Mapelle Films for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.


"It's Christmas Again" will play in theaters for one night only, November 29th, but you can buy your tickets now (see end of post). Note: This post also has a $10 Amazon Gift Card at the end, a courtesy from the sponsor, thanking you for your visit.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Plus Plus Puzzle by Number Butterfly: Great Gift for Kids!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product or a discount code to use towards the purchase of one. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

My oldest granddaughter is a builder. I've posted photos and stories of her building so many different types of things. She's super talented and creative and I'm not just saying that because I'm her grandma. I've already started my holiday shopping, and this Puzzle by Number® from Plus Plus is going to wrapped up and gifted to her. It's unusual because it's like a paint by number set, but it's puzzle pieces you're placing (which means there's no mess).

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Thanksgiving!


May your turkey be tender, your mashed potatoes just right
and may your pumpkin pie, be an utter delight.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Christmas Surprise from Snailax: Neck Massager Giveaway

I just wrote a post about their most excellent Shiatsu Massage Cushion and foot massager.

Now I have more good news: Snailax is hosting a giveaway for a neck massager (5 winners!) 

and they just announced their Black Friday Savings. 35% off massagers! 

There will be a total of 5 Winners
in this Giveaway, who will bring the Snailax Shiatsu Neck & Shoulder Massager - 632RN home!
They will pick the winner on the Tuesday of the week of Christmas!
How to enter? GO TO THEIR FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM accounts (tagged below).
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫?
1 - Follow our accounts on FB (Snailax) & IG

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ In case you don't knowπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Snailax is having a big discount of 35% off right now. All massagers on are eligible for this discount code at checkout. Visit their online store to pick out some fantastic gifts for your loved ones!

Kids Create Their Own Christmas Ornaments: How TREEmendous!

Disclosure: I was provided a sample product. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Okay, so sometimes there are items that I get every single holiday, or take out to use every single year, and being a blogger, I always think, well, I should write about that since I really love it so much. This year, I have decided to go ahead and do that, by posting a blast-from-the-past but tweaking it to add a new product to the post, that is extremely similar. I never recycle posts. Why would I do that? To show you how much I love it!! How durable it is (we're still using our old one from 3 years ago). And to introduce (or reintroduce) you to it, so you can pick one up for your kids this holiday season too!

The new item is above and it is extremely similar to the original item I have, which I talk about below. The two biggest differences are 1). now you can get the kit that has 3 different-shaped ornaments including a fun triple-tier design and 2). There is a storage kit underneath the maker for your markers (I love this update! very handy). 

So what is it... It is the Gift Box Ornament Decorator.

It is an ornament decorator kit that is SO MUCH FUN and it's easy to use too. Kids will enjoy watching it spin and seeing the designs come to life with the colors they are choosing to use. Keep reading if you're looking for something very reasonably priced to purchase that will delight children of all ages.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Rest and Relaxation Gift Ideas from Snailax

Disclosure: sample products were received. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

The first gift under our tree.
I'm wrapping it today and gifting it to my daughter.
This is going to be one of her favorite gifts.
Something she can use all year-round!

I don't know about you, but my job makes me tired. I love it (most days) but it can be very challenging. A prime example, one of my students fell into my arms yesterday, crying and so upset. I teach teens and they do love to come and get a hug (which was initially surprising but now it is endearing), but this was different. She was snotting and crying and so unhappy. When I finally got it out of her that she felt so sick but was unable to reach her mother on the phone (walking to my class), I sent her to the clinic. "But I can't reach my mom!" 

"It's okay," I told her. The clinic will reach your mom. Convinced I was telling her the truth, she went off to the clinic.

I'd felt fine up until that point, but on the way home, had to pull over on the interstate (it wouldn't hold) because I was sick. Could I have caught it and gotten sick so quickly, or was it a coincidence? I don't know, but here I am home sick today, super tired and definitely in need of a quality massage. Enter the Snailax Shiatsu Massage Cushion. 

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With Avocados From Mexico and Takis 

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