Sunday, April 30, 2023

5 Reasons Pomeloflow is the Perfect Mother's Day Gift Idea

Pomeloflow is a juicy, good and very realistic citrus scent. It's a wonderful gift idea for Mother's Day. Here are 5 reasons why!

My Custom Scent Samples Helps Me Find Perfumes I Know I Will Love


Enjoying my samples from My Custom Scent

I like to try samples of perfume before I decide which ones I'd like to purchase. This is helpful because it saves me money (blind buying is not for me). It also allows me to spend some time with fragrances for more than one application (to see if I really am going to long-term enjoy them).

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Find the Perfect Summer Fragrances with Scents Event


It's that time of year where I am on the hunt for the perfect summer fragrance. Most of you already know that I have given up on blind buying, and will purchase samples first, so I can try before I buy. There are many places to purchase perfume samples online and one of my absolute favorites is Scents Event.

Pen Heaven for Mother's Day Gift Giving!

Disclosure: I was gifted item(s) or a discount code to use towards a purchase. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I have talked about Pen Heaven over the years, but generally I've discussed their pens. I have one that was used in my classroom the whole entire year (best pen ever!), and it was great because it wrote upside down (and even underwater, though we didn't try to do that). Another I discussed was this elegant pen (rose gold, my favorite!) and an identical one in a different color will be gifted with the above items for a Mother's Day gift (perhaps alongside a bouquet of flowers and a gift card to a favorite restaurant).

Let's talk about the items above, so you can see some of the things they have for sale in addition to their wonderful writing utensils (of which they have so many!). The pencil sharpener is classic. It looks like a novelty camera and is the perfect touch for mom's work space. The journal I selected is a dotted notebook format, but Pen Heaven also has lined and blank pages, hard, soft and medium covers, and a plethora of colors to choose from for each.

For the women who love to write, which is still such a wonderful form of art to me, these items would make for such a thoughtful, heartfelt gift. My daughter, who is a mum of two, has always been one to journal and she has taken turns using different kinds of journal books to use for her writing, including this popular dot format. I hope that she saves her work. I think they will be wonderful items to pass down to her daughters someday,

If you're looking for a classic, whimsical, or elegant items for mom to use for her writing or everyday affairs, Pen Heaven is a great place to shop. They take the practical and make it feel special. 

These items are perfect for gift giving and Mother's Day is RIGHT around the corner.

Visit Pen Heaven for more ideas and see what you can find to gift as well!

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Tihota: The Perfect Vanilla?


The Perfect Vanilla

If you’re a gourmand lover, then Tihota by Indult Paris is a fragrance that you absolutely need in your life. In fact, this scent has developed such a cult-like following in the fragrance community that it might as well have its own secret handshake.

This luxurious scent was created in 2006 by Francis Kurkdjian, a well-known perfumer in the industry, and has since become a favorite among both men and women.

$10 Amazon GC Giveaway: Jesus Revolution on Digital and Blu-Ray / DVD

Disclosure: Many thanks to Kingdom Story Company for providing a sample of their product for review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Pastor Chuck Smith has a church that is almost dead, a heart for God, and a teenage daughter. He and his wife disagree with their daughter's open mind towards hippies and he jokingly tells her he's asking God to send him a hippie so he can better understand. Be careful what you ask for, lol. It all turns out well in the end, however, despite some big bumps along the way. You can watch the Jesus Revolution on digital NOW and on Blu-Ray/DVD starting 4/25.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Minimal Maintenances Home Decor Hacks

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributors.

Pexels - CCO Licence

If you're anything like me, you'll agree that a well-decorated living space can do wonders for your mood, but let's be real - not everyone has the time, energy, or desire to spend hours scrubbing, dusting, and arranging their home. That's why I've put together a list of minimal maintenance home decor hacks that'll keep your space looking fresh, stylish, and most importantly, EASY to maintain. So, sit back, relax, and let's get decorating!

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Happy Easter!


Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter.

Peonypop: alcohol-free long-lasting fragrance from Hermetica

Clara and John Molloy were in search of a new way to make perfume. That wanted to find a way to create beautiful scents, but instead of them being drying and full of alcohol, they wanted them to be hydrating and alcohol-free. Enter Hermetica

Friday, April 7, 2023

Just in Time for Passover!

Some of you know I am a high school teacher. This year, more than any other, I have students sharing information on their holidays, and their personal faith. We're not allowed to discuss our own religion in the public school system, but the kids can, and I never discourage it. I know faith is a very important part of our lives. One thing teachers do quite often, is bring snacks into their classrooms. When passover started, I was very careful to take in snacks that those celebrating Passover could enjoy (photographed above). The croutons? Well, you know how it is when you're looking for things for other people, you sometimes see something you'd like to have for yourself as well (and I'm always on the lookout for a fantastic crouton).

4 Stress-Busting Hobbies That Keep You Engaged

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.

Many people think of relaxation as melting into the comfort of a spa, taking some time to soak in the bathtub, or reading a book by candlelight with a warm cup of herbal tea. All of this can be wonderful, of course, and we’re hardly going to make the argument that these are stressful experiences.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Blooms and Butterflies $100 Cash Giveaway!

It's Spring and what better way to celebrate than by doing a little Spring Shopping (or saving, whichever you prefer)? Everyone loves a good cash giveaway so a number of us have banded together to promote one that is being hosted by 

I can't enter because I'm hosting, but if I did (and won), a shopping trip to Home Depot for plants and flowers would be in order. There's just something about Spring blooms (and butterflies) that make my heart sing.

Good luck to all who enter.

One Lucky Winner Will Receive $100 Amazon or PayPal Cash! Ends 5/31. Thank you, and good luck to all participating entrants. Enter today!

5 Simple Ways to Spice Up Dinner Time

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.

There are times when we just can't seem to get enough of mundane dinners, with the same routine of roasts, potatoes, and vegetables. Sure, they are tasty, but they become boring after a while. So, why not set that rack of spices in your cupboard to use, and start experimenting with different ideas that will add a little zing to your average dinner time? In this blog post, we're going to run through some simple and easy ways you can spice up your dinners.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Small Changes that You Can Make to Keep your Family Healthy

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.

If you feel as though your family aren’t quite as healthy as they could be and you want to make a positive change then this is the guide for you. Small changes can be so powerful, and this is especially the case if you practice them over time. If you don’t know where to start then this is the guide for you.

Swap Junk Food

The first thing you need to do is try and swap out junk food. This is very easy to do, as you just need to swap out the things that are dragging you down. Most of the time, it’ll be snacks such as potato chips and processed foods. If you can change them for some easy alternatives, such as dried fruit, energy bars and more then this will work in your favour. You would be surprised at how much you can help the whole family by looking into things like this. You never know, you may be able to form some positive habits too. Remember, you can find healthy snacks for babies at your local supermarket, so make sure you keep this in mind.

Make the Family Commit

Another thing you can do is make sure that the whole family is committing. You need to encourage people to exercise every single day. You don’t have to spend more than 10 minutes doing something here, because as long as you are doing more than you were before, you shouldn’t have any issues in seeing a difference. It may be that you can see who can go up and down the stairs the most times or that you have a sit-up challenge. Either way, things like this can help to create a bit of friendly competition and you would be surprised at how much it could help you to get everyone moving. You can even get a chart with stars to show how much work everyone has put in, so your younger kids can see a reward for their hard work.

Source: Pexels (CC0 License)