Thursday, October 16, 2014

Body Merry Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Pro-A Serum Review


Here is something light and refreshing that perks my skin up and is now part of my daily regimen.  My problem areas are under my eyes and over the bridge of my nose in between my eyes. That frown wrinkle, yes that's right I have a deep frown wrinkle.  I try not to use it much but it gets a good work out on stressful days and probably more so as I'm  getting older.  Here is something I can do to help my face and it makes me feel good too.  I use the Dew in the morning and the Pro A serum at night.  All that is required is a clean face. I use moisturizer afterwards but it's great all by itself also.

Body Merry’s power packed duo of Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Pro-A Serum is perfect for those looking for an effective natural and organic formula to fight the signs of aging.

Hyaluronic Dew Serum:

Morning dew is nature’s reminder that we all need moisture to kick start our day. This premium hydrating serum contains plant derived Hyaluronic Acid that provides the perfect amount of ‘dew’ to last throughout the day. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Green Tea add that extra punch, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.

Pro-A Serum:

Much has been said about the power of Retinol in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and its not without reason. This professional grade 2.5% retinol serum lets you truly sink in all the goodness of Vitamin A. Plant derived Hyaluronic Acid adds the much needed hydration and Green Tea works its charm as a powerful antioxidant.
You can find out more at  Body Merry 
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Adovia Anti Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer Cream Review



Adovia has a wonderful product line and this is no exception.
 Everything your face needs to look and  feel amazing.  Vitamin C, Dead Sea Salt & Minerals, Lactic Acid and Collagen will provide the maximum anti wrinkle effect over time. This product works very well as a moisturizer.  Perfect for using before applying makeup and as part of your evening skin care. Apply to a clean face and neck .  This product smells divine.  All the Adovia products have a luxurious scent and smell clean and refreshingly light.  I always feel like I am in a spa when I take the lid off an Adovia product


I'm very delighted to be able to try this wonderful product. I've been a fan of Adovia as you can tell.  This is another 5 star product.

This is available through Amazon and is on sale



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Get rid of belly fat forever with Nutra Rise Pure Forskolin Extract Review and Giveaway



Since I started taking this product 5 days ago my energy level has improved. Along with that is the fact that I have been able to get to sleep at bedtime with out any problem at all. That's good for me because I'm usually dragging during the day but when evening comes I have a hard time settling down and getting to sleep right away.  So this has gotten me pretty interested in learning more about forskolin.

What is forskolin and how does it work?
Forskolin is a root extract from a herbal plant in the Mint and Lavender family.  Researchers found that
forskolin can help promote the breakdown of stored fats in animal and human fat cells and aid losing weight. It may also release fatty acids from adipose tissue, which results in increased thermogenesis, resulting in loss of body fat and, theoretically, increased lean body mass.


Benefits:

  • Helps burn belly fat
  • Promotes healthy weight loss
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Helps with insomnia
  • Reduces blood clots
  • Reduces bladder infections

 Here's some more interesting  information regarding this herb. A member of the mint family, Coleus forskohlii grows wild on the mountain slopes of Nepal, India, and Thailand. In traditional Asian systems of medicine, it was used for a variety of purposes, including treating skin rashes, asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, epilepsy, and angina.
So this has been used for a very long time and has many uses as you can see.
I've also read lots of reviews on this product and many have lost weight and had energy to boot!  I have lost about 3lbs. since taking this. Forskolin was called "Lightning in a bottle" and a Belly Blasting Supplement that ignites the body's metabolism and melts belly fat recently on TV.

Pure Forskolin is standardized to 20% and is 250mg per serving

Pure Forskolin is Manufactured in a GMP Certified Organic Facility and is Third Party tested for Purity and Potency

Pure Forskolin works Great in Combination with Nutra Rise Pure Garcinia Cambogia



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun Glowing Devil Horns Review


These are cute and they do light up. Another thing that I like about them is that they fit nicely on my head and don't slide around much.   I have a small head and so these should be fine for a child. They are a little heavy though and I am not sure how long they could be kept on by a very small child.   I probably wouldn't mind having them on for a short period of time such as a party etc.



 In the picture shown they do light up quite a bit.   Not so much with mine which surprised me as the picture appears very lit up.  The Devil Horns that I got are not bright at all.   The lights flicker but don't seem bright even in complete darkness of my closet they are not even close to as bright as pictured.   I feel like they are possibly defective because the on/off switch on top is backwards although I don't see how that would affect how well the light up.   I personally would not pay the $9.00 plus shipping to buy these.   They are cute to look at and they light up but not as much as I would have liked and expected them to.  They do fit well also.  I may have been expecting something a little different.  For these reasons I rate them as 3 stars.
You can check them out yourself right here
Devil Horns - LED Light up Devil Horns - Great for Halloween


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Cutest DIY Halloween Costumes and Makeup

Every year at this time without fail..... I find myself looking all over the web at the awesome Halloween costumes that people come up with.  I'm always amazed at the levels of creativity when it comes to a  DIY costume.  I know most people would rather not spend a lot for costumes especially when they have a bunch of kids to buy for.  With that being said I decided to share some of cutest do it yourself costume ideas  for kids this Halloween.



1. The 1st one is guaranteed to make you smile. These little ones are just too cute for words.   Check them out here 

2. I love these adorable costume ideas!  You have got to see Thing #1 and Thing #2  Worth the look!

3.  Have you ever thought about dressing up as characters from a board game? This family did Candyland as a group. Sweet!  Here's how they did it. 

 4.Check out the baby Bob Ross costume 

5. If you someone at your house loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and you are looking for a terrific way to dress up your Ninja Turtle this Halloween check out this tutorial  This is super easy and your little Ninja will  reuse the costume as pajamas because it's made using a child's sleeper.

6. Bob's Big Boy is a popular restaurant and the Bob's Big Boy mascot is the cutest costume idea ever! Check this cutie out. 

7. Frankenstein and his Bride  This is super easy and fun! 

8. This is a unique costume for sure!  They themselves Dirty Laundry  

9. Remember the 50's?  These girls don't but they sure look cute!  Sock hop girls.

10. Here is an illusion costume that is homemade and looks fun!  Perfect for a tween or teen. Headless maid costume 

11. What fun it is to be Easy Mac and Cheese Very cute too!

12. Here is a little Edward Scissor Hands  

13.  My grandson would like this. He lives in Tennessee where everyone hunts and fishes.  This is perfect for the little hunters in your life.

14 .This is a couple costume that is sure to be a hit!  Demented dentist and patient  It's very clever too!


We can't forget our pets!  I'm a doggy mother as well and love to dress up my little dog for Halloween.  Here are 10 adorable dog costumes


Here's one for Mom too. Ten awesome looks with makeup for Halloween.Older kids might like these also.  Check them out 


 I love the ingenuity of a homemade costume.  I really like the group costume ideas too  It's so much fun to dress up with friends or family as a group. Many years ago my brother and a bunch of his football team dressed up as old women. They wore grey wigs and shawls and flowery dresses and one even went out in rollers and a housecoat.  It was such a riot to see them all dressed like that.  I know they all had a lot of  fun that night.  Seriously though there are just so many fantastic possibilities for group costumes these days. I've seen some really good ones this year online.

Every year I see more and more of my friends, co workers and even many of my neighbors are decked out in their own Halloween outfit.  As a matter of fact for several days leading up to the 31st there will be many different events taking place around town. Plenty of  reasons for you and your little ones be seen wearing your best and most creative costumes ever!

It was fun for me to find at these costume ideas online. There are so many incredible ideas popping up everyday for DYI costumes on the internet that I could spend hours and days checking them all out.  The funny thing is that I'm really not one that has worn a costume ever nor can I remember the last time that I dressed up as anything for Halloween.  But I'm thinking that this year I may change my ways..




Another plus side is the time spent together planning and making a homemade costume will become the precious memories that will be stored in your families hearts for a lifetime.  There's nothing quite as wonderful as that to be found at any store.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Get To Know Jesus review


Get to Know Jesus 

written by Nancy I. Sanders
Published by Zondervan

This is the second book in the series that I have read and I'm very pleased with both.  This book depicts Jesus and how He came to be and follows along as He grows in to manhood.  It has biblical references throughout the book along with some wonderful photographs and drawings.  There are color maps and other useful charts that are excellent tools to help the child understand what is being read.  I love these books because of the fact that they are full of information but it's presented in a manner that is easy to grasp but also interesting and pertinent to the Bible in general.  These books are about 3rd to 5th grade reading level although I'm encouraging my 2nd grade grandson to read this and he has with help read several pages at a time. I think that this series would make a wonderful addition to any child's library.

The greatest gift we can give our children, grandchildren is to have a spiritual connection with God.  


I received this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLook Blogger.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Saint Days in October for Catholics

As Catholics we know that each month has its own special days that are meant to honor either the birth, death or conversion of a particular saint. It has been a custom for many Catholics to honor their favorite saint, and many do so by remembering them on their particular feast day. I think it is also a wonderful way for children to learn about the lives of saints.
Every month has it's own feast days each year. The month of October is no different. So I thought I would share some of the feast day that I personally know of. If you are interested in finding more information and/or would like to find Saint Feast days for another month, there will be links at the end of the article.

October 1

St. Therese of Lisieux (born 1873-died 1897)

She was a Carmelite nun, born in France and died very young at age 24. Many people all over the world consider her to be one of the most beloved and popular saints of all times.

She was dedicated and led by doing the duties of everyday life with it's ordinary hardships with the child like spirit and confidence.

She also promised that she would work for souls even after she went to heaven. She has been called "The Little
Flower of Jesus"

She also said she would send roses to earth as a sign of this. Many miracles involving roses and flowers that have no other explanation have been attributed to St. Therese.

I have also been able to witness such a miracle. Twenty fives years ago, I was faced with such a sad day like nothing that I had ever known. When amidst my tears, a comforting inner voice directed me to a place that had long been dormant, and to find the one yellow rose.

There is also another reason for my fondness for Saint Therese. Someone once told me that Therese, much like myself also had a sweet tooth. Her particular fondness was for chocolate eclairs. So on this feast day it shall be a pleasure to honor this saint by eating a chocolate eclair.

Therese also was a gifted writer and is well known for her poems.(http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-therese-of-lisieux/)

I also include this novena:

Novena to St. Therese
O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love.
O Little Flower of Jesus, ask God today to grant the favors I now place with confidence in your hands... (mention specific request)
Saint Therese, help me to always believe as you did, in God's great love for me, so that I might imitate your "Little Way" each day.
Amen. http://saints.sqpn.com/novena07.htm

October 2

Feast of the Guardian Angels

The belief that each person has their own angel to guard and guide them through life, has had a long history with the church. This can be a very enjoyable feast day for children. On this feast day, it is tradition for Catholics to pray for protection of their Guardian Angel.
(http://saints.sqpn.com/guardian-angels/)

I also wanted to share the following prayers:

Dear Angel, in his goodness God gave you to me to guide, protect and enlighten me, and to being me back to the right way when I go astray.
Encourage me when I am disheartened, and instruct me when I err in my judgment.
Help me to become more Christlike, and so some day to be accepted into the company of Angels and Saints in heaven
Amen. (http://saints.sqpn.com/pray0158.htm)

Guardian Angel from heaven so bright,
Watching beside me to lead me aright,
Fold your wings 'round me,
and guard me with love,
Softly sing songs to me
of heaven above.
Amen. (http://saints.sqpn.com/pray0358.htm)

Angel of God,
my Guardian dear,
to whom His love
commits me here,
ever this day
be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
Amen. (http://saints.sqpn.com/pray0360.htm

October 4

St. Francis of Assisi (born-1182 died-1226)

This saint was born of very wealthy parents,but he chose to be a poor servant for the glory of God. Most people are familiar with this, and it's is one of my favorites. Saint Francis is also known for his poem (http://saints.sqpn.com/pray0340.htm) "Canticle of Brother Sun."

Here is a simple prayer:

Most lovable and popular Saint, son of a go-getting and wealthy merchant of Assisi, you discarded earthly possessions for the Savior you loved so dearly and you won innumerable persons for Jesus. How greatly we need in our day unselfish and just merchants. Inspire them with the love of Christ for others and with the desire for things that endure. Amen.(http://saints.sqpn.com/pray0233.htm)

This is a very well known one:

The Prayer Of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen(http://saints.sqpn.com/prayer-of-saint-francis-of-assisi/)

Many Catholics, adults and children know this feast day, by the Blessing of The Animals. It is really special because it's one celebration that many Catholic parishes will have their own "Blessing of The Animal's" day, which anybody will be able to their bring animals to be blessed by the Priest. There has even been blessings for circus animals! In rural towns, they bring large animals,cow, donkey's and such. Children along with their families often look forward to the "Blessing of the animals."
http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-francis-of-assisi/

October 7

Our Lady of Rosary (1571)

This day is to commemorate a navel victory which was won by the Christian fleet, and occurred at Le Panto in 1571. This victory is attributed to Mary's help which is invoked through praying the Rosary.
http://saints.sqpn.com/our-lady-of-the-rosary/

October 15

St. Teresa of Avila (born-1515 died-1582)

This particular Spanish saint was known for her love for writing. Teresa was crippled from disease as a child but was later healed after praying to Saint Joseph. After this happened it led her as she was also known as the great reformer of the Carmelite Order. Saint Teresa is known as the "Doctor of The Church."
http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-teresa-of-avila/

October 18

St. Luke

He wrote the Acts of the Apostles. He was a physician and helper to St. Paul. He was a gentile and wrote his gospels for other gentiles, to understand.Many Catholics read Acts on this day and consider how it applies to their own lives. http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-luke-the-evangelist/

October 28

St. Jude

St. Jude was the brother of St. James the less and he was also a cousin of Jesus. I am not sure exactly why, but this saint has always been referred by "the saint of the impossible."

I have known this saint to be referred to as Saint Jude, of the hopeless. He is very much honored in both India and Uganda, where many novena's are said invoking his intercession.
http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-jude-thaddeus/

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Five Senses of Fall writing prompts

I am participating in a blogging challenge along with my friends at Sitsgirls. You are more than welcome to come along if you like.
 Day 5 Writing Prompt is called the Five Senses of Fall.
For this writing prompt, let’s focus on the five senses. You can write about a story, description, poem, recipe, memory or anything under the sun of just one sense:

When my little backyard pumpkin patch starts producing pumpkins then I know that it's Autumn in Topeka.

Smells of autumn
Tastes of autumn
Sounds of autumn
Sights of autumn
Feel of autumn

There has always been something that happens inside of me right around this time of year and that's what reminds me that it's Autumn. It might come as a memory of something that I see every year.  Such as when the geese all get together and decide it's time to fly away. That's an awesome sight to see.  Last year I happen to visiting a friend that lives on a lake when suddenly hundreds of geese were overhead.

 There were probably much more than hundreds as we watched them fill the sky as far as we could see.  It was an awesome sight to witness. They flew over us for ten minutes or more. I was so busy watching although I was fumbling around trying to or  I should say attempting to use my camera phone but the sight and sound of  all the marvelous birds flying overhead was so incredible that I had little concentration for taking pictures.