Wednesday, March 20, 2019

#WelcomeSpring with Luxuriously Scented Candles from Aubert & Amandine! #spon


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


Scent plays such a big role in your mood and the moods of your family members.  Armed with that knowledge, I try to keep mood-boosting fragrances in every room of our home.  Aubert & Amandine is making that task pretty easy this Spring with a great selection of luxury candles that add beauty and scent wherever they are placed.


These lovely candles are both beautiful and practical.  Aubert & Amandine candles have a highly concentrated fragrance formula of aromatherapy essential oils and fragrances to quickly deliver aromatic benefits to your space. These luxurious candles are made with high quality, all natural soy wax and cotton wicks which means your candles burn cleaner and last longer.

Take a look at some our our favorite scents this Spring:


This is the perfect scent to balance out our energy on hectic days.  We use this candle in the open areas where the kiddos do their schoolwork.  I also love this candle in the evening as I'm winding down and getting ready for bed.  It's soothing scent helps get my mind ready for a restful night.



This is another great scent for helping to melt away tension. Jasmine has been shown to have a sedating effect, so it can help reduce anxiety and tension. Sandalwood relaxes and soothes the mind, the Jasmine brings clarity.  It's perfect for my office space and also works wonders accompanied by a warm cup of tea (or a bubble bath!) 



My favorite for our open-concept kitchen-dining-living area, this candle really lifts our mood any time of day.  The refreshing clean fragrance of bergamot has been shown to have a lifting effect, so it can stimulate uplifting thoughts and feelings and improve energy levels.



These mini-candles are perfect for smaller spaces like the entryway or the bathroom.  These smaller candles pack as much aromatic punch as their larger counterparts.


Indulge yourself or someone special with Aubert & Amandine luxuriously scented candles this Spring . With a range of essential oil scents and the flickering light of the candle, you can create the perfect ambience for any room in your home.









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, March 19, 2019

#WelcomeSpring with a Fresh Pair of Slippers from Kyrgies! #spon

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


It's time for some spring cleaning and we've decided to make our home a shoe-free zone to help curb the amount of outdoor dirt and germs on our floors.  That means we either go barefoot or use house slippers while indoors.  Since we have a lego-loving 10 year old, I've opted to go the house slipper route 😊

I found a great brand for house slippers and I'm going to tell you about them today...Kyrgies!


Kyrgies is on a mission to bring comfort, coziness and hygge to your home.  If you've never heard of hygge, it is a term form the Danish culture and is defined as "a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being."  With our crazy busy lifestyle, I say bring on the hygge!! 


Kyrgies will definitely help to add a little hygge to your feet.  Their indoor house shoes are made of handcrafted wool that is felted by women paid a living wage in a woman-run arts collective in Kyrgyzstan.  The ancient nomadic tradition of wet felting using sheep's wool is thousands of years old, and the renewed popularity of this soft but strong material has created social and economic opportunities for Kyrgyz women.  I can really get behind a brand that produces ethically produced goods AND supports women artisans!

Check out my new Kyrgies Womens Moccasins:


This moccasin-style house slipper feels like a warm hug on my feet...so comfy and cozy!


  Kyrgies Moccasins are held together by an elastic that helps them form to your feet. so they're a snug fit. These feature high-backs, and a pull on tab. 


The sole is leather, and will wear in as you wear them, not wear out.  That's good news, because I could live in these things!


Kyrgies offers several styles of house slippers and some really great color choices for each style.


Plus, they make slippers for the whole family so you can spread the hygge and get super sweet slippers for the whole crew!


I am really loving my new Kyrgies!  If you are in the market for a truly indulgent house slipper from a company that gives back, check out Kyrgies!









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.

Monday, March 18, 2019

#WelcomeSpring with Stylish New Boots from Lugz + #Giveaway! #spon


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


What better way to welcome Spring than with a new pair of stylish boots from Lugz? 


Lugz sent me a pair of their new Women's Grotto II 6-inch Boot in charcoal/black to try out.   These are fabulous looking boots that you can style anyway you want. They feature a breathable lining and a comfortable sole. The outsole is slip resistant, so no matter where your Spring adventures take you, you'll be ready!


Pair these boots with jeans or leggings, tucked in or out, they look great!



You can also switch up the way you lace these babies because the feature lace up hooks on either side of the tongue at the ankle.  Lace them all the way or leave the tongue out and the ankle loose.


Check out all of Lugz fresh styles for Spring and enter below for your chance to win a pair!



Lugz is generously offering one lucky ABCD Diaries reader a pair of these comfy and stylish boots in any color!  Enter below:

Friday, March 15, 2019

Promote Overall Wellness with Veritas Farms CBD Products #spon

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

If you are looking for a natural option for pain relief, you might want to try CBD oil products.  More and more companies are popping up as the CBD oil trend is ramping up and it's sometimes hard to know which brands you can trust.  One reputable company we have found recently is Veritas Farms.  If you are interested in learning the benefits of CBD oil and about which products would be best for you, I highly suggest checking out the Veritas Farms website.  They offer a wealth of information regarding all things CBD. 

Veritas Farms sent us two products to review, a Full Spectrum Tincture and a Full Spectrum Salve.



This fast-acting CBD oil tincture contains full spectrum hemp oil extracted from the flowers and leaves of hemp plants grown on Veritas Farms' Colorado farm — never from isolate.  It contains .3% or less THC — federally legal nationwide. (State laws may vary)


Use:

For rapid results, place up to one full dropper of CBD oil tincture under the tongue, hold for 60-90 seconds, then swallow. Mix into the warm or cold beverage of your choice if desired.



The ingredients are simple,  full-spectrum whole-plant hemp oil, organic MCT oil (helps CBD absorb faster)  and organic essential oils for flavoring.



This full-spectrum CBD tincture contains beneficial cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, CBC, and CBN — plus flavonoids and terpenes and other beneficial plant molecules.

The taste is light and pleasant and the sublingual method of use allows for fast relief.




The Full Spectrum CBD topical salve contains phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil extracted from hemp plants grown on their Colorado farm. They use advanced extraction techniques to get the best hemp oil using the flowers and leaves.




This topical remedy is available in the following aromas: unscented, lavender/eucalyptus, and cooling menthol with two potencies: 400 mg or 1,000 mg. Just like the tincture, it contains .3% or less THC — federally legal nationwide. (State laws may vary) Veritas Farms hemp plants are non-GMO and grown with no fertilizers or pesticides.The full-spectrum CBD salve contains beneficial cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and other beneficial plant molecules. 



Use:
Apply topically, as needed, to areas of attention.

Ingredients in Unscented:
Full-spectrum, whole-plant hemp oil extract, extra-virgin coconut oil and beeswax 

The salve is easy to use, goes on smoothly and can be used to target painful areas topically.

At Veritas Farms, their philosophy is simple:
1) Provide the purest, quality hemp oil products with transparency and passion.
2) Educate the community about the benefits of cannabinoids.
3) Protect our earth in the process. 

If you are interested in trying out CBD for pain relief, check out Veritas Farms. Use the promo code ABCD15 - and receive 15% off your order.








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, March 12, 2019

#WelcomeSpring with a Gramma In A Box Treat Subscription Box! #spon


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


Welcome Spring with some sweet treats from Gramma!  Gramma in a Box is a monthly subscription box which delivers everything you need to make 15-20 sweet treats inspired by Gramma.


The March box featured St. Patrick's Day themed goodies and enough supplies for 3 different edible projects.


Step-by-step instructions with illustrations are included, along with everything you need for a fun treat crafting experience recommended for ages 4 and up.  



The kiddos were super excited to dive right into to their box.  Project #1 was Shamrock Pretzel Pops:




Project #2 was Crispy Pot O' Gold Cups:





Project #3 was St. Patrick's Day Cookies:




We had a blast creating these tasty St. Patty's Day treats!  The instructions were easy peasy, the projects were fun and the creations were delicious.   

Gramma in a Box  is $20 per month when you sign up for a recurring debit or credit card payment.  You can also purchase 3 months, 6 months or 12 months prepaid at slightly discounted rates and you can cancel any time.

If you are a grandma that lives too far from your grandkids to bake together, Gramma in a Box is a great idea for a fun, hands-on activity to share across the miles that is sure to create lasting memories. 







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.

Monday, March 11, 2019

#WelcomeSpring with Unique Indie Wardrobe Staples from Forest Ink! #spon


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


 What better way to welcome the warmer weather of Spring than by freshening up your wardrobe?  We recently found Forest Ink, a funky online shop that carries some pretty cool gear.  Forest Ink is "a rather unusual shop created for the peculiar gals that don't mind standing out."  They feature items from indie brands and artists all over the world.  You can find apparel, pins, patches, socks, phone cases and other unique accessories at Forest Ink.


A is nearly 13 now and really enjoys expressing her personality through clothing.  She is definitely the fashionista of our crew and was super excited to get to try out the Sunflower Off Shoulder Cropped Top from Forest Ink:



This off shoulder, Bardot-style crop top features an embroidered sunflower design on a black background.  It looks great paired with a jean jacket.  It is super soft and comfy and A just loves it! 


If you are on the hunt for a few unique pieces to add to your wardrobe this Spring, check out Forest Ink!









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.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Loved + Blessed: A Christian Faith-Based Subscription Box March Edition #spon

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

We recently had the chance to review the March box from Loved + Blessed:


Loved + Blessed is a Christian faith-based subscription box service that delivers a box of encouragement right to your door each month.


Each box revolves around a central theme and comes with a mini poster, a sticker, a purse-sized scripture card and a gift.


The theme for the March box was Uplift:


 The scripture card this month featured Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."



The special gift for March was amazing!  



This hand-poured candle is scented with a relaxing blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender and smells absolutely heavenly!  Fragrance can have an uplifting effect on both your body and mind. Light this candle when you need a pick-me-up and as you savor it's aroma, meditate on what is praiseworthy and let it lift your spirit.

This box also included an encouragement poster to pass along to whomever may need it's encouraging words.  Hang it in your office, house or any public space as and share words of encouragement:


I definitely think there is room for Loved + Blessed in the subscription box market and I love that their mission is to deliver encouraging products that support a fantastic message!

If that wasn't enough, Loved + Blessed gives a portion of the proceeds of each box sold to Union Rescue Mission, a charity that offers hope and healing to the homeless.  What an amazing cause!

For just $15.99/month + $4 shipping and handling in the US, you can get your Loved + Blessed box or gift someone else with this monthly dose of encouragement today!



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.