Friday, September 30, 2016

#HGG: Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener! #Review #Teacher #BlogReview #TeacherBlog

Our next Holiday Gift Guide sponsor is one of my favorite 
 companies I have ever worked for. Classroom Friendly Supplies makes the BEST pencil sharpener I have ever seen! I reviewed one of these sharpeners probably five years ago, when we were homeschooling the boys, and the one we have is still going strong! Now, they are back and out with a brand new yellow version!

You might think that you have a good pencil sharpener if you are using a fancy electric version... Well.. sorry but you are wrong.. This pencil sharpener is where it's at! This sharpener works great every single time, and even sharpens delicate colored pencils. It works a little bit different from regular pencil sharpeners, and you will have to get used to it at first, but it is really an amazing product!

 This really is a great product if you are a teacher! It is a pencil sharpener that you will never have to replace in your lifetime! I have read many teachers reviews of this product, people who use this product day in, day out, and they are all glowing reviews. Some teachers even say that this pencil sharpener has stood up to YEARS of wear and tear from kiddos. Want one for yourself? You know you do! Visit their website to order one for yourself! Also, make sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube for all the latest and greatest!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#HGG: Aroma Sense Vitamin C Shower Head PLUS GIVEAWAY!!! #Review #BlogReview #BeautyBlogger #SkinCare

The Aroma Sense large handheld vitamin c shower head is perfect for those who want all-over-body coverage. Designed with over 300 spray plate holes, this shower head is sure to provide an invigorating spa-inspired experience, enticing you with refreshing and relaxing aromatherapy in your own shower. Our Vitamin C filtration technology can effectively neutralize chlorine to support healthy skin and hair, while its microfiber filtration removes additional contaminants brought through your piping system. If you love spa jets, our laser-etched spray plate that will boost weak water pressure will give you a therapeutic shower, all while using 25% less water than a branded shower faucet. Escape into paradise with this aromatherapy & vitamin c shower head to rejuvenate your mind and body!

If you are looking for a refreshing shower experience, we have got the product for you! Aroma Sense lets you experience a spa day at home! These shower heads are infused with Vitamin C, which provides you with an invigorating shower experience. When you use this shower head, there is a soft lemon scent that fills your bathroom, and it's really light and refreshing. This shower head also helps to increase water pressure and also conserve water, which you would think would be opposite things, but it actually works! There are a ton of jets in the shower head as well, which makes showering a real treat!
 One really cool thing about this shower head is that you can change the scents in the shower head. There are eucalyptus, lavender, and lemon scents, depending on your mood. We have only tried the lemon scent so far, but I am excited to try the other ones in the future as well. Another really cool feature is that this shower head helps to remove chlorine from the water as well.

This shower head is featured in many different hotels around the world, which is just an example of the luxury feel of this shower head. If you have hard water like we do in our house, you will understand the need for a shower head such as this one. It really has softened my skin, which is great!

We are lucky enough to be giving away one of these Aroma Sense Shower Heads on our blog! Enter below via the Rafflecopter Form!
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Don't forget to visit Aroma Sense and their website to check out all the cool products they offer!

Monday, September 26, 2016

HGG: Arbonne Intelligence Genuis Booster Serum For Body! #Arbonne #BeautyBlogger #Makeup #SkinCare #Review

Arbonne Intelligence Genius Booster Serum for Body, $55 at
This lightweight, concentrated body serum absorbs quickly to hydrate, illuminate and improve the look of skin firmness. Add a few drops to your favorite body moisturizer to boost benefits or use this luxurious serum by itself to enhance skin’s natural radiance.
·         Key benefit: Contains Mica, a natural earth mineral, which provides a sheer iridescent glow that helps create the appearance of smoother, softer, more radiant- looking skin

I don't know about you guys, but I often forget to pay attention when it comes to body moisturizers. I am really good about moisturizing my face, but my body often gets neglected. That is especially true during the cooler months, when I am covered head to toe in hoodies and sweats! However, now that I have had the chance to try out the Intelligence Genius Booster Serum from Arbonne, that's all about to change. 

This serum is designed to hydrate your skin and also works to improve the look of skin firmness. The ideal way to use it is to mix two pumps of the serum in with your favorite body moisturizer, which I really like. This means I can still use my favorite moisturizer and have my favorite scents, with the added bonus of the Arbonne serum. The serum is pretty pricey, at $55, but if you mix it in with your regular lotion, you will get a lot more bang for your buck, and the serum will last a lot longer. I have recently really been concerned about my skin seeming very dull and dry, so I have been super impressed with the way the serum has been working for me in the past few weeks! If you are interested in checking out the serum for yourself, make sure to visit the Arbonne website. Also make sure to join them on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram so you can stay up to date on the latest and greatest beauty and skincare products! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

HGG: Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Chill In The Six Eyeshadow Palette! #Review #Blog #BeautyBlogger #Makeup

I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. All opinions are my own. 

Yay!! It's time for one of my favorite parts of the holiday gift guide: amazing beauty goodies!! Today we are featuring the Limited Edition Chill In The Six Eyeshadow Palette from Cargo Cosmetics. Cargo is one of my favorite beauty brands, they make some amazing products, and I am in LOVE with this palette. It's perfect for the fall and winter season, and it comes with 12 different shades. It is also made in honor of Cargo's 20th anniversary, which is pretty cool!  

The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Eye Shadow Palette is inspired by a wintry, snow-filled night in the Canadian city. This versatile 12 pan eye shadow palette includes cool toned purples, blues and silver shadows that you can find in Toronto’s cityscape. Rich shades of neutral browns and warm maple are also thrown into the mix as a nod to the city’s architecture and iconic maple leaves. Shades are laid out as duos and quads allowing for quick and easy day or night looks. The palette is packed with 12 wearable shades, 1 Eye Pencil in Black and 1 dual ended brush. PRICE: $34

This really is an amazing palette, the pictures do not do it justice. The colors are vibrant and long lasting, and the different shades are perfect for the changing seasons. I am always looking for new beauty trends and products, and I am super excited that I got the chance to check out this limited edition palette. Here is a description of the shades that are included: 

Yonge St. – Beige (matte)
Maple – Bronze (shimmer)
Blizzard – Silver (shimmer)
Ice – Medium Blue (matte)
Arctic – Light Pink (shimmer)
1996 – Medium Purple (shimmer)
Dundas St. – Medium Taupe (shimmer)
Goose – Dark Brown (matte)
Eh! – Dark Grey (shimmer)
Hockey – Black (matte)
The North – Light Purple (shimmer)
Ontario – Dark Purple (matte)

I also love that this set comes with an eye pencil in black and a double ended brush as well. At $34, it's very well priced, and a great quality kit for the money. I would highly recommend this set or any of the other Cargo Cosmetics products as a stocking stuffer for the beauty lover on your list this holiday season! To check out this palette for yourself, visit the Cargo Cosmetics website, and make sure to join them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for the hottest new looks and the coolest new products! 

HGG: GLOV On-The-Go Makeup Remover! A Perfect Stocking Stuffer! #Review #Makeup #BeautyBlogger

I don't know about you guys, but for me, it seems like no matter how much I clean my face, I can never really remove all of my makeup. Sometimes I use coconut oil, sometimes I use makeup remover wipes, sometimes I just use plain old soap and water, but no matter how much I scrub, I still have leftover makeup and yucky residue all over my face. That's why I was so excited to have a chance to try out the GLOV On The Go Makeup Remover

The GLOV is an amazing little gadget, it uses nothing but plain old water to remove all of your makeup, quickly and easily. It's small enough to fit in your purse or gym bag, and you can take it with you when you travel. The GLOV fibers are actually 30 times thinner than a normal cotton pad and 100 times thinner than a human hair. I LOVE the fact that I can remove my makeup without using harsh chemicals on my face. I think that the GLOV would be incredibly helpful for people with skin issues, who are unable to use regular makeup removers on their skin. 

All you do to use the GLOV is moisten it with water, remove your makeup, and then clean it with a normal bar of soap. Then just hang it up to dry! The GLOV is only $12.99 and is available at The GLOV would make a great stocking stuffer for the girl on the go on your list! 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

HGG: Fiskars IsoCore General Use Hammer For The Handyman On Your List! #Tools #Review #Fiskars #BlogReview

Disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review, however, all opinions are my own. 

If you are anything like me, you probably have at least one handy man on your Christmas list. I am always looking for goodies to give my man for the holidays that he can put to good use. He is not a very "gifty" kind of guy, he likes things that are practical. This year, I know he is going to be thrilled with the Fiskars IsoCore General Use Hammer! I am a girl, and I don't really care that much about hammers, but even I have to say, this is a pretty cool hammer! 

Features patented IsoCore Shock Control technology to reduce shock and vibration by 4X

Insulation sleeve captures initial strike shock before it can reach your hand

Magnetic nail-starter groove allows you to start nails with one hand in hard places

Handle flare keeps hammer firmly in hand when swinging

Lifetime warranty

Price: $49.99

Where to buy:

This hammer is really amazing, my guy is really enjoying it, and I am enjoying getting things checked off my honey do list around the house! One really cool feature is the magnetic nail starter groove. This groove holds your nail in place and makes it easier to start the nails, even when you are only using one hand. 

The patented IsoCore Shock Control System is actually designed to reduce stress on the body, by minimizing vibration and strike shock. This helps to reduce muscle fatigue and joint pain. This is really helpful, because I don't have to hear a whiny man at the end of the day! This hammer also has a lifetime guarantee, which is super important when buying tools. The length is 13.5", and the total weight of the hammer is only 20 ounces. I mean really, that is as heavy as a soft drink bottle! 

All in all, this is a great tool for everyday use, whether it be around the house or on a job site. It would make a great gift, or just a great purchase if you are looking for a new quality tool. This hammer retails for $49.99, which is a great deal when you consider the fact that it is going to last a lifetime! To purchase this hammer, or to see the other great products that Fiskars has to offer, visit their website. Also, make sure to join them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news and products! 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Greenies Dog Dental Treats #Review #Chewy #DogMom #BlogReview

Hi guys! Today I'm going to tell you a little bit about, as well as Greenies and their brand new GRAIN FREE dental treats for dogs! (They have some for cats, too, but that's not what we are talking about today haha!) As a dog mom, (and a regular mom), I worry a lot about dental health. I know first hand that dental problems can make for problems in all areas of your life, and I don't want that for any of my kids, furry or not! Greenies takes that worry away with their line of amazing dental treats. 

Here is a little bit of information about them: 

Complete oral care is important for your dog’s total body health and can add years to their lifespan. Greenies Grain-Free Canine Dental Chews are proven to clean dogs’ teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath, and maintaining healthier teeth and gums. Their new Grain-Free Chews are formulated with chickpeas and potato for a more natural diet, making these low-fat dental chews perfect for daily treating.

Key Benefits

They're the #1 vet-recommended dental chew
Grain-free dental chews
Provides a total oral-health solution
Safe and easy to digest
Highly palatable and have an irresistible taste
Large chews for dogs 50-100 pounds
Made in the USA

I really do love these treats from Greenies. We have recently made the switch over to better (and more expensive!) grain free dog food for our girl, and it makes me feel even better to know that now the treats that we give her are grain free as well. I guess as a born multitasker, it makes me happy to know that not only is Lucy getting a treat, but she is also cleaning her teeth as well. It's so weird what makes you happy as a mom! 

One thing to point out, since a lot of people don't realize this, is that Greenies are like a dog treat, and not actually like a dog bone or chew toy. This means that the Greenies treat is a little bit soft, which makes it easier for the dog to chew, and easier for it to get into all the hard to reach places of a dog's teeth. However, this also means that it's not going to last as long as an actual "bone" would. When I give Lucy one, it's gone in five minutes or less, and that's being generous. As long as you realize this, and plan to feed Greenies as a "treat" and not as a "bone", you will be fine. I saw a lot of online reviews were people were complaining that the treats don't last very long and their dogs are finished in just a few minutes, and I'm not sure that those people understood that Greenies are just a treat, meant to be eaten in a short time frame. 

Anywho, Greenies are great, we love them, and we especially love getting them from I swear, if you are not shopping for all your pet needs at, you are really missing out. Chewy has changed the game when it comes to pets, and they get you the highest quality, awesomely priced pet products delivered to your door in one to two days, max! Their customer service team is around 24/7/365 (no shit, I am not kidding, someone is ALWAYS there to answer questions or talk to customers!), and really, there is NO company that does business like that anymore! The shipping, you guys, we need to talk about the shipping. If you order before 4pm, your order ships the same day, not even kidding. If that's not good enough, every product you order from has a 100% unconditional satisfaction guarantee. Love it! Check out by clicking here and make sure to join them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest and greatest! Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Dog Treats: #Review #DogMom #BlogReview #Chewy

Disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review, however, all opinions, as always, are my own! 

We are so excited to introduce you guys to another great product from our friends at! This time around, we got the chance to try out the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats, the Grain Free Duck Biscuit variety. These treats are made with no grains, no corn, wheat or soy, and no chicken poultry by product meals. These treats are super high in protein, and contain no artificial colors, preservatives or flavors. They are also gluten free. These biscuits always start with real duck as the first ingredient. 

Feeding our Lucy girl grain free foods and treats has really become important to us in the last few months, so I love feeding her treats that I can feel good about. I also love that these treats are a good source of protein, so I know that she is getting the energy and nutrition that she needs when she eats these! 

As you can see, Lucy is a huge fan of these treats, and she is always interested in being a good girl so she can get her one! If you are interested in purchasing Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats for your dog, click here to see all the awesome varieties! They are a great deal at around $5.00 per bag, and as always, buying from means that you are getting a super fast delivery! 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ripley's Believe It Or Not: Unlock The Weird: #Review #Ripleys #BelieveItOrNot #MomBlogger

Disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. However, all opinions, as always, are my own. 

Well, it's that time of year again! Around my house, September means one thing, and that is the release of the newest annual book from Ripley Publishing. My ten year old is OBSESSED with all things Ripley (I'm serious, he can tell you the entire story of Robert Ripley's life), and he is always super pumped when a new book comes out! 

This year's book is titled "Unlock The Weird", and it definitely does not disappoint when it comes to weirdness! The great thing about the Ripley books is that all the stories inside are incredibly weird, and also, incredibly true. This makes for a great reading experience, and is especially a good thing for reluctant readers. If you are having a hard time getting your kids (especially boys!) into books, this is a great place to start, since nothing sparks their interest like freaky and creepy things! 


Sections in this year's book include animals, pop culture, feats, arts, and food, along with beyond belief. There really is something for everyone in these books, and this year's edition is the same! 

From the book's website: 


Read about one man’s attempt to take a break from reality, spending three days climbing the Swiss Alps on all fours as a goat!

Soar on jetpacks above the deserts of Dubai with breathtaking aerial imagery.

Meet Birdman Ted Richards who had his ears removed and his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots!

Savor the flavor of sheep dung spitting, an Irish event that is just as unappetizing as it sounds!
See double with Twin Strangers’s Niamh Geaney, who has found multiple doppelgängers that look exactly like her!

Make this new book an exciting addition to your collection—we guarantee your family and friends will find all-new favorites on every page of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Unlock the Weird!

This book is just another great publication from Ripley Publishing, and they continue to impress with every annual that they put out. I highly recommend these books as a mom, since they really draw kids in, and have them reading and even learning without even knowing it! At $28.95, this book really is a steal, and kids will come back to it again and again! To purchase Unlock The Weird, or any of the other amazing books in the Ripley line up, click here!  Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too, so you don't miss out on any of the weirdness! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Back To School With Black Peppercorn Body Wash from Molton Brown! #Review #BeautyBlogger #Beauty #SkinCare #MoltonBrown

I received a sample product in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. 

I don't know if you guys are familiar with Molton Brown, but they are one of my all time favorite brands! Molton Brown is an incredible luxury bath and body brand based in London, England. They create some amazing unique scents that make bath time a real treat! 
We recently got a chance to review the Black Peppercorn body wash from Molton Brown, and it is really amazing! This body wash is made with Madagascan black pepper, and has hints of coriander and basil. It really makes for a peppy shower experience, which is great when you are trying to wake up in the morning! The body washes that Molton Brown creates are extremely luxurious, which makes them worth their high price tag! I love this body wash for my husband, it makes him smell great! Check out all the great scents that Molton Brown has to offer at their website, and don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on all their newest products! 

Back To School With Lauren B Beauty! #Beauty #BeautyBlogger #Review #LaurenB

I was provided with a sample product in order to conduct this review. All opinions are my own. 

Well, it's back to school time again... Now that I have a preteen girl in the house, I am learning that there are so many things that are EXTREMELY important to have for back to school. One of those things is the perfect nails! If you are looking for the best nail polish, I suggest that you try Lauren B. Beauty. Lauren B. has some of the most adorable nail polish shades, and these polishes are really above and beyond anything that you are going to find at a drugstore. 

We recently got the chance to try out one of Lauren B's new shades that is perfect for back to school. It's called greystone grey, and it's a perfect fall color! I really love this color, and I have a feeling it is going to be my go-to for a long time! 

Here's a little more about it: 

Muted but with a wild side: This glossy silver slate hue makes the prettiest neutral, while staying unexpectedly moody.

Our advanced, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. The brush is packed with twice the standard amount of bristles, all pre-lacquered so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free. The bottle has a special over-cap, so you can use a square or cylindrical handle for more control. Bonus: Each formula is non toxic, eco- and vegan-friendly (with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), TPHP free, and proudly made in the USA.

I am in LOVE with this new nail polish, and I am sure that you will be too if you give it a try! Check out Lauren B. beauty and you will be in love with their amazing shades too! Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to stay up to date on all the best beauty news!!! 
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