Thursday, July 18, 2019

Get Fresh In 5 Minutes with Busy Beauty! + #Giveaway #BackToSchool

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Busy Beauty for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 


Back to school means back to busy mornings.  Crazy-hectic school mornings are not something anybody looks forward too, but thanks to Busy Beauty, we found some products that will help us get out the door fast without compromising how we look (or smell­čśŐ)


Busy Beauty products are great for teens at home, young dorm-dwellers and grown ladies alike!  They offer showerless solutions for looking and feeling clean, because sometimes you just don't have time for a shower! 

A great way to try everything Busy Beauty has to offer is by grabbing the Showerless Gift Kit.  Even on your busiest of days, our Showerless Gift Kit has you covered from head to toe!

Each Showerless Gift Kit contains:

10 Showerless Body Wipes

Feel fresh and clean even when there’s no time for a shower with our Showerless Body Wipes!  Each body wipe is 15 inches by 12 inches and is TWICE as thick as the average baby wipe.  Showerless Body Wipes contain peppermint oil and tea tree oil, which have antibacterial properties. They also contain green tea extract, which increases circulation for a healthy glow, and chamomile extract, which soothes skin. These wipes are perfect for all skin types and leaving you smelling as fresh as a daisy!

Showerless Shampoo

This quick fix soaks up sweat, oil, and odor from the roots with the use of rice and oat starches. Showerless Shampoo is a dry shampoo spray that goes on translucent, meaning you don't have to worry about white residue left in your hair. so that you never have to worry about pesky white residue left on your roots.  Showerless Shampoo is safe to use on all hair types and hair colors, including color-treated hair.

Showerless Conditioner 

Showerless Conditioner tames flyaways and frizz to keep your hair looking smooth and polished. It's lightweight, non-greasy formula doesn’t leave any excessive oiliness or greasiness.  Just like the shampoo, the Showerless Conditioner is safe for all hair types and colors, including color-treated hair.

Before Busy Beauty Showerless Shampoo and Conditioner:

After Busy Beauty Showerless Shampoo and Conditioner:

Showerless Shave Gel

Showerless Shave Gel is the only product on the market that enables you to get a close, smooth shave WITHOUT water!  This shave gel is perfect for shaving small areas, such as armpits or other missed spots, on-the-go. It's made with ginger root oil, which reduces irritation and inflammation caused by the razor. This shave gel also contains tea tree oil and clove leaf oil, which both have antibacterial properties. Ginger root oil reduces irritation from the razor, while eucalyptus leaf oil increases circulation for a healthy glow.  The best part about Showerless Shave Gel is you can rub in any extra shave gel as a moisturizer. This stuff is amazing!

See what I mean?  This kit is amazing to have on hand for those nutso mornings. It's also great for travel and even camping, those times when you may not ave access to a shower, but still want to smell and look fresh.

Gigantic Body Wipes

Another awesome product line Busy Beauty has is Gigantic Body Wipes. These are 3 times bigger and 2 times thicker than baby wipes and great for cleaning the entire body.  Like the regualr body wipes, Gigantic Body Wipes are made with tea tree oil and peppermint oil, which have antibacterial properties while still being gentle on skin.  They also come in 3 unique scents.  Peppermint Pomelo: a clean peppermint, chamomile and citrus scent, Kiwano Starfruit: a refreshing lemongrass and aloe scent and Dandelion Dragon: a tropical scent with a hint of cinnamon.  All of them smell great, way better than a baby wipe!

Here is a size comparison between the regular size body wipe and the Gigantic Body Wipe:

Both wipes do an amazing job, but the Gigantic Body Wipe can cover a lot more surface area.

Be prepared for the chaos with awesome showerless products from Busy Beauty this back-to-school season!



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Clear Conscience Pet Treats for Happy Pups!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Clear Conscience Pet for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Keeping our pup, Harley Mae, happy and healthy is pretty important to us.  She is, after all, a member of our family.  Luckily, she's pretty easy to please.  She's not picky about food or treats, though she definitely has favorites, she will eat pretty much anything.  That makes it even more important for us to make sure she's getting foods and treats that are made form only the healthiest and high quality ingredients.  We are always on the hunt for awesome goodies to spoil her with that aren't full of junk, but are just as good for her as they are tasty.  We recently got to check out some products from Clear Conscience and Harley Mae seems over the moon with them! 


Clear Conscience is proud to offer a great line of good for pets treats!  They create pure products that you can trust, made with limited, simple ingredients. Take a look at what Harley Mae has been enjoying over the last few weeks:

Super Gravy

This is a powdered mix...a just add water and shake gravy-like topper that Harley goes gaga for!  There are three flavors: Arfredo, Barkinara and Paw Jus...no wonder she seems to love them!  These mixes are enhanced with digestive enzymes and probiotics for better digestion with every meal.  You can use the mix to make a thicker topper for kibble or a thinner broth.


Often, we use canned food as a topper for Harley's dry kibble, but Super Gravy comes several servings to a pouch which means less waste than single serve canned food.  Yay for being Earth-friendly!  



Whether you have a picky eater or not, your pup is more likely to devour their meal if it is topped with Super Gravy!

Lamb Trachey Chewz

Trachey Chewz satisfy your dog’s instinctive urge to chew while providing preventive dental health benefits by scraping teeth and stimulating gums.  Trachey Chewz are 100% natural artisan roasted trachea from pasture and grass raised lamb and beef. Best of all, no worries- they are ALL NATURAL and 100% DIGESTIBLE so you know they are safe. 


Harley Mae loves these!  She isn't a fan of larger treats, so I love that these can be easily broken into smaller pieces.   As an added joint health bonus, trachea provides a natural source of glucosamine, chondroitin, and collagen. 


Notice the stuff along the outside of the trachea?  These treats are enhanced with Clear Conscience's proprietary SuperFood Dry Rub Infusion™ of flax plus air-dried spinach, tomato, and carrot, whole food sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and immune boosting phytonutrients.  Pretty awesome!

Lamb Airy Bark

Harley is absolutely in love with these!  They are formulated with a light and “airy” texture that makes it simple to break into smaller treats. They are also enhanced with the SuperFood Dry Rub™ infusion.  Since you can break them down, Lamb Airy Bite are the healthy alternative to typical training or snack treats which often include glycerin, sugars, and other “fillers” that your dog doesn’t need. 


Since they are high protein and low fat, you don't have to feel guilty about "over" treating your fur baby.


Clear Conscience makes it easy to treat your pup to some really tasty goodies without compromising their health.  Spoil your pup this summer with some of these awesome treats!






Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Keep Everyone's Eyes Safe This Summer with Poolgles!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Poolgles for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Having a pool is amazing in this summer heat!  With as much time as we spend in the pool, good eye protection is super important.  It can be pretty tricky to find goggles that the kiddos actually enjoy wearing.  They have to be comfortable and have a good seal.  They also need to be made from quality materials so they can withstand daily use, pool chemicals and Texas heat.  We recently got the chance to try out Poolgles, "The Best Goggles Ever" according to the box: 


So, why are Poolgles the best goggles ever?  Let's take a look at their features:


Poolgles have UV protected and anti-fogging lenses to provide a clear view when swimming.  Many other goggles and swim masks we've tried fog up fairly quickly, which can get pretty frustrating.  Poolgles stay clear making swimming with goggles on a lot more fun. 


Poolgles adjust instantly.  Even young children can quickly tighten or loosen these goggles with no assistance.  The patented strap adjusts instantly to any head size.  This pair fits just as securely on a 3 year old as it does on a 50 year old.  Great for sharing when you have others over for a swim!


Poolgles have an anti-tangle strap which means no more getting goggle straps tangled in long hair.  One of the reasons I dislike most goggles is that it's quite painful to get them on and off with my long hair.  Not with Poolgles,...pain-free everytime!

Poolgles float!  That's right!  No more chasing your goggles down to the bottom of the deep end.

Poolgles come in several awesome colors and are super affordable for the amazing job they do!


We are really enjoying our Poolgles!  If you and your kiddos swim a lot, we would definitely recommend grabbing a few pairs of Poolgles this summer!







Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

The Root Beer Float Challenge Just Made Family Game Night More Fun!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Playtacular for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 


What better to celebrate this summer than a super awesome family game night?!  The Root Beer Float Challenge is one of our new favorite games that the whole family loves to play.



The tasty new game, which you can find in Target Stores and online, uses a unique game play strategy as players look to win the game by completing a series of solo, head-to-head and cooperative challenges using the ingredients of a Root Beer Float.



The Root Beer Float Challenge really gets players moving and active while playing a fun, interactive game.  Most of the physical challenges are easy enough for young and old alike. 



To play The Root Beer Float Challenge (MSRP $19.99), 2-8 players ages 8 and up take turns competing in various Solo, Cooperative, and Head-to-Head challenges. If you complete the challenge successfully, you earn an Ingredient card. But if you fail the challenge, your float will be sunk until your next challenge is achieved. The object of the game is to be the first player to build a complete Root Beer Float (root beer, ice cream, cherry and straw) and be named The Root Beer Float Challenge Champion!



The game arrives in an oversized tin root beer can package and contains 120 Challenge Cards, 80 Ingredient Cards, 1 Ice Cream Ball, 2 replica Cherries, 4 Straws, and 1 Challenge Die.  


This super fun game usually takes about 30 minutes, the perfect amount of time to keep everyone entertained and engaged.


We loved playing The Root Beer Float Challenge at our last family gathering.  It really is a blast!  Check it out for your next family game night!!







Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A Place for Everything with the Longstem Pet Organizer!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Longstem Organizers for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

I love tools that help keep my home organized and have been on the hunt for something that would work for all of our pup's things.  We used to keep Harley Mae's things spread throughout the house and I was pretty much the only one who knew where each thing was.  That made it hard for anyone else to help with grooming, bathing, exercising, cleaning up messes and anything else having to do with taking care of her.  Having no clear spot for do toys means they were always strewn about the house as well.  Not being able to see all of the grooming products means I would purchase things we already had, not knowing we had them.  Fortunately, we found a system that is working quite well for us.


Longstem Organizers recently sent us a Pet Organizer to help us tame the chaos and clutter!  The organizer is easy to snap together with a sturdy hook and loop design.



All of the pieces hook together and come with the hardware to either hang on a wall or hang over a door.  We choose to hang ours over the closet door in our entryway.


It features plenty of nifty hooks, cubbies and shelves to organize all of Harley Mae's goodies in a way that makes sense to all of us.  This means her things are easy to find and easy to return to their correct spot.




The Longstem Pet Organizer provides easy storage for pretty much anything you need to take care of your pet.  


This organizer is so much more visually pleasing than our previous method, plus I'm not wasting money buying things we don't need and the kiddos are helping out with more of the pet responsibilities.  I'd call that a win!


Longstem offers organizers for other parts of your home too.  If you are looking for some great tools to clean up your space and organize the clutter, check them out.








Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Add a Bold Pop of Flavor with KPOP Sauces!


*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to KPOP Foods for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

We are always looking for ways to explore amazing and flavorful cuisine in our kitchen and one of most recent finds has Korean-infused flavors that are freaking awesome!  Take a gander at KPOP Foods and get ready for your mouth to start watering!


 Food Network Champion, Chris Oh is the resident chef for KPOP Foods and he knows his stuff!  The K-TOWN Sauce Set will knock your socks off with flavor.  

K-TOWN" Sauce Set

Inspired by all the wonderful flavors that make LA’s Koreatown so iconic, this sauce set includes all three of KPOP's delicious sauces! This set includes a bottle of each of the sauces, a KPOP bandana and a fun KTOWN Sticker Pack.  


Check out the three fantastic sauces that have become staples around here:

Honey Glaze

This sauce is a perfectly blended combination of honey, gochujang chili sauce, garlic, and jalape├▒os making it a spicy-sweet flavor bomb. I loved this as a dipping sauce for, well, pretty much anything!  It's especially great on salmon and anything that's fried.  I'm going to sound like a broken record, or maybe just a true southerner, but my favorite thing with every single one of these sauces is fried chicken.  It's like fried chicken, but elevated.  Seriously good stuff!

Kimchi Mayo

One of the best bottled mayos ever!  KPOP Kimchi Mayo Sauce is rich, creamy, and packed with flavor. It features a blend of chili peppers, garlic, and lemon and creates a subtly spicy and uniquely tangy profile. Pretty much anything you'd put mayo on will be made immensely more tasty if you use this kimchi mayo!  It makes a pretty great topping for burgers or, you know, fried chicken sandwiches!

XXX Sauce

If you like things a little spicier (and we do:) you will love this sauce!  It is an incredibly flavorful sauce and it brings the heat we love to tacos, wings, burgers and of course, FRIED CHICKEN!!!

Okay, I promise we eat more than just fried chicken around here.  Look...proof:


We whipped up a quick chicken salad with shredded chicken, chopped pickles and onions and a dollop of KPOP Kimchi Mayo.  Mix it all together, throw it on a lettuce leaf, top with XXX Sauce for an extra kick and bam...a fairly healthy and exceptionally tasty plate of food...no frying necessary­čśŐ 

KPOP is more than just sauces though!  Check out their crispy seaweed snacks:


KPOP Sea Snacks are sustainably-sourced, premium roasted seaweed snack made with high quality, all-natural ingredients.  These snacks are roasted in California and a proud product of the USA.  We love seaweed snacks because not only do they taste amazing, but they are a great source of iodine, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids with very few calories.  KPOP's Sea Snacks are made with just four ingredients: seaweed, sunflower oil, sesame oil, and sea salt.  Plus, they are Certified USDA Organic,Verified Non-GMO, Vegan and Gluten-free.


A is a huge fan of roasted seaweed snacks and she thinks KPOP Sea Snacks are the bomb diddly!

Even Harley Mae is a fan of KPOP Foods...she might just be their newest dog-fluencer:


Check out KPOP Foods this summer for some of the most flavorful, awesome-sauces and seaweed snacks around!







Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.