There are really only two reasons that you would be reading this. One, you know
that God is good and will always provide for those who love Him, or two, you
accidentally hit the button for the next blog. Either way, welcome! As you
have probably guessed, I am in the first category with a love and faith for the
Lord that is a source of hope and strength through this crazy world!! My family
has been blessed in so many ways that sometimes I just want to shout it from the
rooftops. I am kind of afraid of heights so blogging in the next best thing!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Baby Orajel

Let me start this post by saying that I am actively trying to find natural remedies for whatever ails my family.  I have been able to replace one of these chemical ridden or natural products that, even though they are natural, still contain dangerous or unregulated ingredients. Teething gel.  I was given a free product from Orajel and Smiley360 to review and offer honest feedback.  I was a little nervous about giving this a try on my daughter and was fully prepared to send it back if I thought it might be dangerous.  I did not have too.  Baby Orajel Naturals Nighttime Teething Gel is  a fast working, safe and effective product for pain associated with teething pain.  This did not contain Belladonna which was of great concern to me.  It also is free of benzocaine, and that was ankle selling point.  We love how this works on our daughter and will be recommending it to all of out parent friends.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I am in LOVE with Sleep Number beds!

I was recently given the opportunity to go to a Sleep Number store and find out my SleepIQ and I am now in love.  First of all, I need to say that this opportunity came from Sleep Number and Smiley360 for the purpose of a review.  All opinions are 100% my own and honest.  That being said, ANYONE can walk in to a Sleep Number store and find our their own SleepIQ number.  I went to my local store in Georgetown, Texas and met the most amazing and informed salesperson.  His name is Robert and I could not have asked for anyone better to show me that I was missing out on.

The service was prompt and personalized.  He knew my name and used it, which made me feel like they actually cared about my needs rather than making a sell.  He started by giving me some facts about Sleep Number mattresses and really, all mattresses in general.  He asked about the age of the mattress we are using now and pointed out some interesting facts about the life span of most mattresses.  I then got to take one of the models for a test drive!  I was able to lay down with the bed at 100.  I must say that it was not all that comfortable to me.  Robert let me know that it was akin to laying on the floor.  It was as firm as it gets.  I was kind of surprised by this as I assumed I would be at a high number. 

This is when the fun begins!  He started lowering the number and I was to tell him when I was the most comfortable I have ever been.  That took me to 40.  Then he reset it and did it again.  This time I was at a 30.  He took the average, 35, and let me know that that was my sleep number! 

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there is a way to replace the foam when it has compressed too much for optimal comfort without buying a whole new mattress.  It was also nice to know that there is a warranty on the beds. 

My next stop was to one of the adjustable beds, the M7.  I liked it when I initially lay on it but I must say that after a while, I wanted to go back to the C3 bed that I was originally on.  I can't really say why as the M7 is a memory foam and is just like laying on a cloud. 

The M7 was on an adjustable base that does a ton of tricks.  My favorite being the zero gravity position.  I will be bringing my hubby in to see if he likes it as much as I do.  If not, we will need the spit base so both sides can move independently of each other.  +

I can't wait to purchase my own Sleep Number bed...with adjustable base...in the future.  I know it won't be so far in the future as they offer incentives like cash back and interest free financing all the time. 

Overall, I would highly recommend to everyone that you go visit your local Sleep Number store and find out your own SleepIQ.  You won't be sorry!

Monday, October 6, 2014

ChapStick Hydration Lock Day and Night

I received a free sample of ChapStick Hydration Lock Day and Night to try out from ChapStick and Smiley360.  I must say that I have a tough time using any product on my lips as it either "feathers" or gets wiped/licked off too easily...because I am afraid it has started to look weird on my lips.  With that being said, I must now tell you that I LOVE this stuff! 

I wake up in the morning and use the "day" side.  This stuff is amazing as it works so well.  First of all, it is full of SPF 12 that is so important to me, especially here in Texas.  It has a mild smell but no taste which is great for me as I tend to lick my lips more often when a product has a yummy flavor.  If companies don't want me to lick their products than they should not have made it taste like candy! 
The second thing I noticed was how long it stayed on without feeling gunky.  That is the  hardest part for me as I am very self aware of how I am looking. 

Now, on to the other awesome part of this product!  I use the "Night" side before I go to  bed.  It leaves my lips so soft and smooth.  My husband loves the way my lips now! 

The ChapStick Hydration Lock Day and Night lives up to its claims and name.  I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for healthier lips.