Wednesday, September 18, 2019

#GiftsforHim: Manscaped Grooming Goodies #HolidayGiftGuide


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


Have you heard of manscaping?  If not, it's the art of keeping things clean and tidy for men below the belt.  The awesome company Manscaped has come up with a fantastic line of products to help keep men fresh and clean from top to bottom and today we are going to share some of our favorite products from their site.


First up, the Perfect Package Kit:


This Perfect Package Kit covers the essentials when it comes to manscaping needs for the modern man. It  features the must-have Manscaped precision-engineered tools, unique formulations, and accessories for a simple and effective manscaping routine.

What you get in the Perfect Package Kit:

The Lawn Mower 2.0- waterproof trimmer

It features a strong 6,000 RPM motor with QuietStrokeTM technology that can handle coarse and curly hair without tugs and pulls and has rust-resistant, hygienic, replaceable ceramic blade module featuring SkinSafeTM technology to prevent nicks and snags.  It comes with a USB charging cable, 2 adjustable guards and cleaning brush.


This tool is great for keeping things tidy with different guards for your personal preference when it comes to grooming.  It's easy to use and a breeze to clean.

The Plow Safety Razor

After using The Lawn Mower 2.0 electric trimmer, use The Plow safety razor for an extra sense of refinement and smoothness.  The Plow comes with 3 replacement blades and a storage/travel case.  It features a double-edged, easy glide design and high quality, rust-proof stainless steel construction.

The Plow is great for a close shave.  It's easy to change out the blades and provides super smooth results no matter where you use it.  

Crop Preserver Deodorant

This uniquely formulated, all-in-one deodorant and moisturizer was designed specifically for ‘below deck’ and highly active areas. This residue- and oil-free, anti-chafing liquid talcum-like gel features ingredients that preserve the skin’s essential barrier, promote antibacterial protection, and maintain all-day freshness.

Great for guys who are active or work outside...it keeps things smelling fresh and feeling clean, all while combating chafing!

Crop Reviver Toner and Refresher

This revolutionary formulated, spray-on body toner and spritz has been designed especially for highly sensitive and high-friction areas of the body. It features aloe and witch hazel extracts for anti-inflammatory, anti-burn protection, and optimum pH levels for dryness and hydration control.

A quick spritz is super refreshing and this spray can be used all over! 

Magic Mat - set of 3 disposable shaving mats

Keep your bathroom clean and tidy while manscaping. Magic Mat disposable shaving mats keep trimmings in one place for easy disposal, and also serves as a source of entertaining news. Utilize its handy functionality while grooming, then neatly discard.

The perfect solution for easy clean up after a grooming sesh!

The Shed - travel/storage bag 

This premium quality travel and storage bag gives you a discreet place to handily store all your Manscaped Refining Products™ between grooming sessions. Perfectly sized to keep under the sink or to take with you for easy, on-the-go manscaping.


This bag is made from high quality, sturdy materials and is a travel-friendly, compact size: 9” x 4” x 6”  As an added bonus, the lined interior is water resistant.


It has a refined, high-end look that will instantly class up your grooming area.


You also get a pair of Manscaped Boxers in the Perfect Package.

Other goodies you can find at Manscaped include this nifty tee:


Funny and comfy, this short is the perfect way to spread the word about your amazing Manscaped experience!

Foot Duster:

Say goodbye to stinky foot funk with the Foot Duster 24-hour deodorant spray. This essential hygiene solution features cooling tea tree oil that creates a therapeutic cooling sensation for up to 24-hours. Keep your feet odor free and comfortable with only one daily application.

This stuff feels amazing and smells great too.  The perfect treat for hard working feet!

Crop Cleanser - Hair and Body Wash:

This uniquely formulated moisturizing hair and body wash was designed specifically for high activity and total body cleansing. Ingredients include soothing aloe and sea salt. Infused with natural hydrators to leave your skin clean, fresh, moisturized, and reinvigorated, it’s perfect for post trimming, as well as everyday showering.

I love the smell of this body wash and it is super soothing and moisturizing.

The Plow 2.0:

The updated version of the original Plow, this sleek razor is gorgeous and works great to help you get that smooth, close shave.

Refined - Cologne

Revel in the sense of refinement and masculinity with this one-of-a-kind, alluring fragrance. A clean and fresh scent designed for the refined gentleman. Opening with a light citrus burst, it dances around with a gentle touch of sambac jasmine before settling into the anchoring notes of vetiver and light woods. Refined is the essence of Manscaped, bottled.


I am a huge fan of this manly fragrance and B likes it too:)


Manscaped grooming products are indulgent treats that every man deserves this holiday season!  Whether you are looking for a stocking stuffer or your main gift, they have something for every man on your gift list! 






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.

#StockingStuffer: Lafe's CBD Roll-On Deodorant #HolidayGiftGuide

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


Guess what makes a great stocking stuffer idea?  Beauty and body care products!  Lafe's has just released a line of CBD Roll-On Deodorants that would be perfect for lovers of natural and organic body products!  Check them out:  


Lafe's CBD Roll-On Deodorants help fight odor causing bacteria the natural way!  They are infused with 50mg of high quality, Full Spectrum CBD Oil.  CBD Oil has long been known to have natural antibacterial elements to help fight odor.  And because Lafe's CBD Roll On Deodorant contains essential oils, never any toxins, you will feel fresh and clean throughout the day.     


The women's deodorant line includes:


Lafe's CBD Roll On Deodorant - Lavender and White Tea


Lafe's CBD Roll On Deodorant - Matcha Tea

Lafe's CBD Roll On Deodorant - Chamomile Tea

These vegan roll-ons are so great and one way to prove it is to take a look at what you won't find in them:

No Aluminum Chlorhydrate
No Propylene Glycol
No Petroleum
No Triclosans
No SLS/SLES/Sodium Laurel Sulfate
No PEG Compounds
No DEA/TEA/MEA
No VOCs
No FD and S Colors/Dyes
No Mineral Oil

I have pretty sensitive skin and these roll-ons cause absolutely zero skin irritation.  Plus, they aren't sticky like other roll-ons I've used.  They dry quickly and they work to combat odor and moisture all day long!  If you know someone who is interested in trying a CBD product, this is a great one to start with.  


Lafe's has lots of other wonderful body care products that use natural and organic ingredients.  Check them out for your holiday gifting! 







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, September 17, 2019

#StockingStuffers: Eco-Friendly Bottles and Food Jars from Zoku #HolidayGiftGuide


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


Reusable drinking bottles and food jars are becoming more and more popular.  Who doesn't want to lessen their carbon footprint and be a little nicer to our Earth?  Zoku Home has got you covered with a great range of reusable dishes that would fit perfectly into stockings this holiday season!  Here are a few of our favorites:



Hydration never looked so good! This bottle features a hinged retaining ring so you will never lose your lid. 


It has a flexible carrying loop making it super easy to carry for both young and old.


Steel provides the most durable drinking experience. Combine this with components that are simple/easy-to-clean and you’ve hit the hydration sweet spot. 


Of course, this bottle is BPA and Phthalate Free.  Plus, it comes in some really great color options!

Zoku Neat Stack Food Jars

Check out Zoku’s new stainless steel travel jar. 


Whether you’re on the road or in the classroom, the vacuum insulated, double-walled design ensures your food will stay hot for 7 hours or cold for 10.5 hours. With its wide diameter mouth and kid friendly textured lid this food jar is perfect for kids and adults alike. Large opening is perfect for filling and eating on the go. As an added bonus, the travel jars are design to stack neatly and help make the most of your storage space. Winner, winner!

If you are looking for a great gift that will last and last, check out the eco-friendly options at Zoku 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.

Diana's Bananas Are Now Available for Online Shipping!

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

Make the fruity tastes of summer last all year long!  You can now order Diana's Bananas for at-home delivery online!

Diana’s Bananas Banana Babies and Banana Bites are a healthy, all-natural, low-calorie and gluten-free treat that the whole family will enjoy.


Banana Babies are chocolate dipped bananas on a stick. Yum, yum and YUM!  Diana's Bananas are picked at the peak of their natural sweetness and dipped and flash frozen while still fresh which results in a healthful and spectacularly delicious treat!

Check out the varieties we got to try:

Banana Babies Milk Chocolate

The original. It’s “Weirdly Good” It’s the one that started it all—the world’s creamiest, most flavorful banana enrobed in mind-blowingly delicious milk chocolate. One bite and you’ll realize: weird is good.

Banana Babies Dark Chocolate


It’s getting dark in here: And that’s a good thing, because we’re talking about decadently flavorful dark chocolate. Once you’ve experienced these frozen banana encased in rich dark chocolate, you’ll realize—you’ve just seen the light. 

Banana Bites

Real, frozen banana slices paired with a mix of premium dark and milk chocolate create delicious treats that will take your taste buds to the tropics.

Diana's Banana Babies are just 4 Weight Watchers points each and all Diana's Bananas products are gluten-free.  If you can't find them in the freezer case at your local grocer, go to their website and order them online.  Then just sit back and get ready for some YUM to be delivered right to your front door!





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.

Pokémon, Magic The Gathering and Baseball Cards for Fall!

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

Check the latest trading card packs that D is really excited about:


Commander Faceless Menace from Magic The Gathering:

If you or your kiddos are a fan of Magic The Gathering, you will love this set! In the Faceless Menace deck, an army of face-down creatures keep your opponents guessing—and keep you in control. Commander is a Magic: The Gathering (MTG) multiplayer format where alliances are formed, friends are betrayed, and grudges are repaid with a vengeance.  


Faceless Menace is one of four decks in the Commander 2019 series. The original strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering (MTG) has inspired more than 20 million fans over 25 years!

Pokémon your thing?  Check out Pokémon Tag Team Mini Tins:


Pokémon TCG: Power Partnership Tin - Strong Partnerships, Strong Pokémon! A powerful partnership makes for a great TAG TEAM—and good partners fight a little harder to win together! Choose the deep history and psychic power of Mewtwo & Mew-GX, the steely nerves and focus of Lucario & Melmetal-GX, or the game-changing attacks of Garchomp & Giratina-GX in the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Power Partnership Tin. Each of these fantastic tins contains a standout TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, their bond tried and tested in battle!


Two Pokémon can be stronger when they join forces, as you're bound to learn after getting your hands on these new TAG TEAM cards!

Baseball season is almost here!  Check out the 2019 Topps Fire Baseball Cards:


Topps 2017 Fire Baseball Trading Cards full box is now available. The full box contains 7 packs + 1 bonus pack of 4 exclusive gold minted base parallel cards! In total the box contains 46 trading cards. Look for autographs, autograph patches, and relics!


This is an example of what comes in a single pack:


A collector's dream!

Hit it out of the park with the Fire Baseball Fat Pack and Full Box, just the thing to put a little swing into your September!

If you or someone you know is a card collector, check out all the latest releases from Excell Marketing this fall!




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, September 16, 2019

Gorgeous Darn Good Yarn Silk Sari Skirts! #dodarngood


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

Y'all, I've found the perfect skirt for transitioning from summer to fall...the Sari Wrap Skirt from Darn Good Yarn!


These gorgeous skirts come in a variety of eye catching prints and bold color combinations.  They are expertly pieced together from generous portions of silk and layer beautifully.  They come in two lengths, Mini and Ankle length.  Mini goes to just above the knee and ankle is a full length skirt (based on a 5 foot 6 inch model:)


There are holes on either side of the skirt so you can wrap and tie on the left or right.  The skirt can be worn with either the top layer or the bottom layer faced out, so it's like two skirts in one!

These skirts are light and breezy for summer and can be worn over leggings as you transition into fall, making them super versatile and a part of your wardrobe all year long!


Each skirt is handmade by Darn Good Yarn co-ops in India out of recycled saris and turned into the beautiful finished skirt you see. When you purchase a silk sari skirt, these artisans are able to sustain year-round employment.


Do good, feel good and look good with a silk sari skirt from Darn Good Yarn!

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Use the code ABCDDIARIESMOM__50 to get 50 % off DoDarnGoodSkirt





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.

#GiftsforHer: Ruby Ribbon Camis and Sports Bras #HolidayGiftGuide


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


A good piece of shapewear makes a great gift that could last for years!  Ruby Ribbon recently sent me an assortment of camis and sports bras to try out and I was pretty impressed.  Take a look:


Original Convertible Cami

This cami features convertible straps can be removed or configured to accommodate a multitude of necklines and comes in a variety of cup sizes.  The perfect fit cups are molded to prevent uni-boob and fit all cup sizes B and up.  This cami offers awesome wire-free support which means it is crazy comfy!

Ruby Ribbon camis stay put thanks in part to the invisible gripper edge along the bottom:


The wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry while smoothing your tummy and banning back flaps and bra bulge.  


Definitely one of the best pieces of shapewear I've owned.  Of course, as with most shapewear, they are a little tricky to squeeze into, but once on they are uber comfortable and cute!

Lace Light Support Cami

A feminine touch of lace gives this slight v-neck cami allure.  It feature a built-in shelf bra and has adjustable straps that can be cris-crossed in the back.  It provides light tummy support and all the awesomeness of the original cami.  I love the color and the feminine, lacy touch.


Sport Demiette

Ruby Ribbon, experts in wirefree support, recently introduced the first active demiette option for women of any size, up to size 50. A portion of proceeds of the power pink Sport Demi will go to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®


This sports bra has all of the great features of the cami, but it's cropped length ends at the rib cage.  It is made with antimicrobial, wicking fabric that keeps you cool, dry and odor free, plus it has UPF sun protection built-in for those outdoor workout sessions.


The demiette comes in a couple of different color options and has adjustable racerback straps for the utmost comfort.


They provide just the right amount of support for most low-medium impact workouts.  I'm a fan!

Shop Ruby Ribbon for awesome shapewear gifts this holiday season or treat yourself to a pretty piece to wear to those holiday functions!  So comfy and smoothing, you'll love it!






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.