Trolley Bags Make Shopping a Breeze #Review

disclosure-allTrolley Bags Make Shopping a Breeze!

Don’t leave home without ’em!

I love it when you get a product that changes the way you do things, for the better.  One of my most detestable jobs as a wife/mom is being in charge of pretty much all of the shopping; groceries, clothing, home repairs, you name it and I’ve probably had to go shopping for it.  I see no need whatsoever to make a hundred trips back and forth to the car to unload said items.  I will load my arms down with bags until the feeling is gone and my arms resemble noodles.  Trolley Bags has changed the way I shop (and unload my car 🙂 ) !


“Trolley Bags are four different sized bags, connected together with Velcro along the integrated rails can be placed open and upright in the shopping trolley, allowing you to pack and sort groceries with 2 hands as they are scanned through the checkout, halving the time it takes at the supermarket”


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I See Me Books Get Personal #Review


I See Me Books Grab Your Child’s Attention

Many children love sitting on mom or dad’s lap to read a book. Keeping a child’s attention for a long period of time seems virtually impossible. I See Me Personalized Children’s Books are full of captivating stories. They allow your child to increase their imagination and education. iseemebook

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Pastor Appreciation Gift Ideas

Sweeten up your Pastor This October!

Pastor Appreciation Gift

One of the most thankless jobs (besides being a mom 🙂  ) would have to be church ministry.  So many times pastors get put on a pedestal and are expected to deliver perfection.  When we as laymen (or laywomen) discover the humanity of our “Shepherd”, we are given to criticism and often dish out a poisonous tongue lashing.  What if instead of judging our ministry leaders for; lets face it, being regular people called into a high-stress, low yield return… what if when they are showing their humanity – we loved on them unconditionally and prayed for them?  Isn’t that what we all want?


October gives us an excuse to pamper our ministry leaders – Pastor Appreciation Month.  At our church, we have opted to celebrate all month long.  We had a special meal honoring our men of God after church one Sunday.  But that just wasn’t enough.  Each Sunday school class has “adopted” our pastor and youth pastor for a week.  We are praying for them and showering them with tokens of our love.  I teach the 4th-6th grade class and we decided to make up a goody bag full of sweets, using lots of puns. 


I’ll show you a breakdown on which candy we used and the card we attached.  Everyone knows pastors need to keep their breathe fresh while greeting folks so we included some Extra.


We also included some lifesavers, to help out with that whole bad breathe thing too. 😉


We couldn’t pass up on sour patch kids… because preteens can be well… I’ll just leave that one right there!


I thought this Reeses pieces was super cute!  You could use this for a teacher too!


 Who doesn’t love a Starbucks?!?


We had to finish off with a Subway gift card – you know get a little veggies in!


Y’all this bucket… Oh My Word.  Honestly they almost didn’t get this gem.  I LOVE the rustic feel of this thing!


What will you do for your pastor this year?  I’d love to hear your feedback.  I’m always on the hunt for unique practical gifts!  And remember – there’s nothing a little bit of sugar won’t help! 🙂

Fairytale Brownies – So Good it’s Scary! #Review

disclosure-allFairytale Brownies so good it’s scary!

I remember as a child going door to door to get candy every October.  I’d get home with my bag full of goodies and watch as mom and dad sifted thru to check my loot.  There was always some of the goods that found its way to the trash (for safety reasons) and some that I decided, after one bite, belonged in the trash right along with it.  We have a “trunk-or-treat” at our church some years, and I’m always trying to find something different.  How many peanut butter cups can a child eat?!?  Enter … Fairytale Brownies!  Y’all…  These brownies are good!


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Wee Blessing Provides Hassle Free Shopping #Review


No Crowds, Decisions, Overspending with Wee Blessing 

“Can we please leave, Mom?”. “Do we have to go shopping?”. “Are we almost done?”. Unless we are in the toy section, my son strongly dislikes shopping. Those are the questions and comments I hear literally every single time we are in a store.  As a matter of fact, the last time I took him shopping, he did not want to try anything on or give any input; hence, we bought nothing. Most of all, he just wanted to get back home to play outside. Wee Blessing lives up to the name by being a true blessing to our family!

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THINK: The 5 Step Happiness Hack

THINK: The 5 Step Happiness Hack Guest post was contributed by Captain Calm.


 Have you ever been caught in an avalanche of negative thoughts?

Thoughts that seem inescapable and overpowering – growing ever more destructive until they take on a life of their own, crushing your happiness in their wake.

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Zim’s MAX-Freeze Patches for Muscle & Joint Pain #Review


Zim’s MAX-Freeze Patches for Muscle & Joint Pain


Are you suffering from pain? Having chronic or occasional stubborn pain can make or break your day. Did you know that diet and lifestyle changes can sometimes be the source? Looking for relief? Manage your pain with Zim’s MAX-Freeze Patches. 

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Keep Kids Safer & Brighter on Halloween with Brilliant Reflective Safety Strips for Any Costume

Keep Kids Safer & Brighter on Halloween with Brilliant Reflective Safety Strips 


Did you know that the chances of getting hit by a car DOUBLE on Halloween night? Brilliant® Reflective is making it their mission to put an end to needless injuries and accidents by increasing dusk to dawn visibility for every child, parent and pedestrian.

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Illuminate Nighttime with 3D Light FX #Review


Decorative Nightlights for Kids with these 3D Light FX

One of the top fears most children have is the fear of the dark. Of course, as a mom, I am concerned with helping my children through their fears but I also have to consider my budget. Every single light would be left on in the house at night if I allowed my kids to do as they please, however; we know that is just not practical or efficient. Nightlights are a must in my home as well as many homes of little ones across America. 3D Light FX has a wide selection. Adding security to your child’s wandering mind in the middle of the night is great while also adding decoration to the room with characters from their favorite television show or movie.


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Create a Beautiful Table Setting with the Emerson Creek Copper Clay Bakeware #review


Emerson Creek Pottery’s Large Copper Clay Loaf Pan 

Ever had a guest over and were a little embarrassed because your bakeware pan was rusted or maybe your meal wasn’t as evenly cooked as you had planned? I have.  The appearance of the food is always the first thing people will notice among your delicious spread on the table. Choosing beautiful dishes may look great on the table, but picking the right kind is equally important. The copper clay bakeware by Emerson Creek Pottery not only creates beauty on the table but also has many great cooking and baking benefits!


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Little-Known Beauty Secrets from Around the World

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it’s no surprise that different parts of our planet with different cultures have different beauty standards. They may vary in many things, such as women’s figure, hair or skin color, dressing and even behavior, but as far as the most important indicator of beauty – a woman’s face – is considered, they all agree on one thing. Wrinkleless, youthful and radiant face is what all the women across the globe strive for.

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See which one of these tips you can use and make the best out of every country’s more or less known beauty secrets.

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Home Remedies for Weak or Thin Nails


We all dream of having beautiful, healthy nails but it is sometimes difficult to achieve this when your nails are weak or thin. The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours at the nail salon to get the nails you desire. That’s because you can help your brittle nails with things you have right in your kitchen. Here are some amazing home remedies for weak or thin nails.

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Go Green or Go Home

Guest post contributed by Elise Morgan

Go Green or Go Home

Riding the green wave has never been more appreciated than it is in the 21st century. Everyone – from celebrities to ‘regular’ people started realizing how important it is to keep our Mother Nature thriving and healthy, and consequently – stay healthy ourselves.

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Cure Your Dry Skin With Natural Ingredients

Guest post written by Emmanuel Lao


Recently, my daughter got creative and decided to start her own homemade skin care line. So, she raided the various cabinets and drawers in the bathroom and, quite literally, dumped the contents of each bottle and tube into the kitchen sink. She stirred it all up with a wooden spoon and began bottling the mixture before I came upon her.

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Keep Your Cool With Sub Zero Ice Packs #Review

There are very few things in life that continuously frustrate me. There’s not much that I can’t figure out a way to maximize time and effort.  Packing my kids lunches for school is not one of these such things!  However I have found a product that’s making this mundane task a little less diplorable.  Sub Zero ice packs.

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Give Your Morning Routine a Makeover

Guest Post contributed by Sophia Smith

Give Your Morning Routine a Makeover

Perpetually hitting the snooze button or feeling like you need a nap right after you wake up may be indicators that show you need to shake up your morning routine. Here are some of the guidelines on how you can have a better start of your day, feel more productive, more energized and able to truly rise and shine.

Wake up earlier

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Home Remedies for Poison Ivy


Did you know that 7 out of every 10 people are allergic to poison ivy? There is a resin in poison ivy called urushiol.  If you’ve had poison ivy before, you know exactly what I’m talking about. When you come into contact with the poison ivy plant it gets on your skin and forms a terrible streaking rash. 

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5 Organic Products to Fully Clean Makeup Equipment

 Guest post contributed by Ellie Price


Most ladies apply make-up on a daily basis which causes oil, bacteria and allergens to accumulate on their eyelash curlers, foundation, mascara and concealer brushes. It is of essential importance to keep such articles in immaculate condition, first up, because they come in close contact with sensitive areas of your face and second, because neglect might lead to a variety of undesirable skin conditions like acne and eczemas. Then again, cleaning your make-up gadgets is best done with natural, safe products for the same reasons, we have listed above. Try out these tips on cleaning your make-up equipment with organic products for healthier, smoother and fresher skin.

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Home Remedies for Quick Energy Boost


So, it is two in the afternoon and you just feel sluggish and need a pick-me-up. Or you need to stay up late tonight to finish a presentation for work and need an energy boost. Don’t grab any of those energy drinks you see in stores. They will give you the jitters from too much caffeine and will give you insomnia. Instead, try some terrific home remedies for a quick energy boost.

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Home Remedies for Split Ends


One of the absolute worse things I dread when it comes to my hair is split ends. Split ends are caused by an array of things like curling irons, blow dryers, hair straighteners, not to mention the sun, dust, wind and pollution. All of the these can parch your hair, leaving you with dry hair and split ends.

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Home Remedies for Migraines


If you have migraines, you know how horrible they can be. Migraines are different than your common headache because they come with a throbbing pain on one side of your head. Migraines usually get worse when you move and are also accompanied by other symptoms like sensitivity to light, sound, and nausea. If you’ve had one before you know exactly what I’m talking about!

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Fall Camping Safety Tips You Need to Know


Nothing goes together like fall and camping. It goes together just as well as bread and butter. Families love camping during fall because it allows them so spend time in the fresh air and spend quality time together as a family. However, camping does come with a few hidden dangers. Here are some camping safety tips you need to know.

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Managing a Family Budget for Five


Managing a family budget is probably about as much fun as sitting in rush hour traffic. The thing is that you don’t want to allow it to consume your entire life. Once you have your budget in place, maintaining it should only take a few minutes. Here is how to manage a family budget for five.

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5 Beauty Mistakes You Must Avoid This Summer Without Delay

Guest posted by Sophie Addison, a popular blogger and writer on beauty related tips and articles. She is very passionate about health and beauty. She has posted articles on skin care, weight loss and celebrity beauty news. In recent years, she had the opportunity to write lifecell review. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.


The summer season happens to be a lot of fun -BBQs, warm weather, more time to spend with friends and family — however regrettably, it might be the time whenever a few of the most severe Beauty crimes are wholly committed. Take a look at these five beauty mistakes and also just how you might prevent being their frustrated subjects this summer.

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Home Remedies for Bad Breath

bad breath

Bad breath can be a really embarrassing problem for some people. Bad breath can be caused by several things such as smoking, gum disease, dry mouth or a medical condition. However, the most common cause of bad breath is from bacteria that builds up either between your teeth or on the back of your tongue.

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Tips to Prevent Your Summer Makeup From Melting


Oh summer is right around the corner and I bet you are counting down the days. If you’re like me, you can’t wait to hit the beach and the pool. But, wait, what about your makeup? While the summer sun is great for fun and relaxation, it can cause havoc for your makeup.  Here are some great tips to prevent summer makeup melt.

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Home Remedies for Fatigue


Fatigue is something most of us experience from time to time in our lives. It is the feelings of being tired, being exhausted and being lethargic, all rolled up into one. Causes of fatigue can range from lifestyle factors like lack of sleep or an unhealthy diet to medical conditions such as anemia or obesity to physical factors like stress and depression.

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Ways To Earn Money With Your Blog

Finding blogging jobs isn’t always easy to do. The internet has billions upon billions of websites and trying to find a list of sites that feature blogging jobs may seem impossible. And even if you do locate a few sites, they may turn out to be nothing but scams. The good news is that no matter what your niche is, there is a good chance that you can find a place to get paid to blog post. Here are some great places to find blogging jobs that are legitimate.


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Cream Cheese Pie #Recipe

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Cream Cheese Pie is perfect when you want something easy and sweet. I love dessert recipes that don’t have to be baked. This dessert is good all year long but ideal in summer months when you don’t want to heat up the house. Cream Cheese Pie is a family favorite! It has been shared by a precious lady in our family, Granny Nell. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do!

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Does Drinking Coffee Have Health Benefits?


My husband would like for the answer to be yes!  Most of us enjoy a cup of coffee or two everyday. If you’re like me, you stumble into the kitchen first thing to get your brew on.  Don’t you love that delightfully rich aroma when you open the can?  Not only is the smell of coffee a pleasant eye opener, recent studies show that consuming up to three 8-ounce cups per day has proven health benefits. Who knew? My DH will be thrilled!

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie #Recipe

We have been trying to eat healthier lately. I guess my lack of energy is the main purpose behind all of this.  I know I need to eat breakfast in the morning, but it is very difficult for me.  I am simply not hungry!  I want coffee, coffee, and then more coffee. 😉  Here is my simple solution.


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stress eating

How to Stop Stress Eating

 stress eating

So here is the usual scenario: you are at work and it is the middle of the afternoon. You have 32 work e-mails waiting to be answered and you have a report due on your manager’s desk in less than an hour. So, what is the first thing you are going to do? Well, if you are like most people in this situation, you will most likely head to the breakroom and grab a donut or potato chips from the vending machine in order to relieve some of that stress. We are probably all guilty of stress eating at some point in our lives but there are things you can do when the urge strikes.

Look at what you are eating. Try keeping a food journal and jot down everything that you eat. Writing down what you are eating will help you learn to be responsible for what goes into your body. Even if you just eat half a cookie, be sure to write it down in the journal. You will soon become aware that what you are doing is nothing more than empty snacking and you’ll want to cut back naturally.

Relax for a minute- The next time you are stressed and have the urge to stuff some oreos in your mouth, try relaxing for a minute beforehand. Whether this means you need to talk a walk somewhere or gulp down a tall glass of water. This will help you get your mind off of food and onto something else.

Take a picture- The University of Wisconsin-Madison did a study with 43 people. Everyone who participated in the study was required to take a photo of what they were eating before they ate it. It seems that this had a sobering effect on their individual indulgences.

Only eat at the table- There has been several studies done throughout the years that have shown that people that eat on their couch while watching TV, standing at the sink, sitting at their desk and sitting in the car have no idea they ate something. This is because the brain does not always register the fact that you are actually eating something. Even if you’re having a few pieces of fruit, put them on a plate and then sit at the table.

Chew some gum- Sometimes stress eating can be something as simple as you needing to move your jaw more than anything else. In this case, pop a piece of gum in your mouth, of course make sure it is sugar-free gum. Trident is a great choice. It’s my go to gum when I need something that tastes sweet but is sugar-free. 

Good luck!


Muffuletta Recipe -The ULTIMATE Sandwich!

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Muffuletta:  Sandwich or Submarine?

Muffuletta is a sandwich that you might have never heard of, but once you have one, you will LOVE it!  Originally, a Muffuletta was created by Italian immigrants in New Orleans and it’s similar to a submarine sandwich, but so much better.  This sandwich is amazing for gatherings, as an appetizer, or for picnics.  I love to bring a Muffuletta to a picnic and watch everyone look at it quizzically, then smile when they give it a good bite.  What sets it apart that makes it so phenomenal?  You press the Muffuletta overnight in the refrigerator, melding the flavors together to make the best sandwich you’ve ever sunk your teeth into.

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