A few of my favorite Kitchen, Cleaning and Pet Items

Ok, you've got a chance to see a few of my favorite Kitchen, Cleaning and Pet Items, what are a few of your Kitchen, Cleaning and Pet Items? 

Some yummy ideas I saw on twitter!


Bolder Band Review, plus a Bolder Band with a $25.00 Visa Gift card Giveaway!!

Please note this is a sponsored post, however my thoughts and views are my own and the sponsor has had no input in this review.

If you’re one of my social media followers, you’ve probably seen that Bolder Band is my favorite fitness headband brand and has been ever since I had gotten a chance to do a review of one of their headbands last year. Well ever since that review I’ve been hooked. You see Bolder Band is the first headband that has ever stayed on, especially during activity! Since my review last year I’ve gone on to purchase several items from Bolder Band to include an amazing infinity scarf that I’ve gotten tons of compliments on and it’s such a fun print, additional Bolder Band headbands, hair ties as, a Colder Band and even and amazing inspirational tank top that I just love! My love for Bolder Band goes beyond their many great headbands that are not only offered in different fabrics, colors, prints, widths, but sizes too, plus they have several other great items such as tees, tank tops and more on their site which can all be found at:

Another thing I love about Bolder Band, is that they totally seem like a family and that treat you as a valued customer, plus if you sign up for their emails, you get to see their great specials they offer and on the Bolder Band website they have fun product videos too!
A bit of background on my experience with headbands and my hair; I have had long hair nearly all my life, at times its crazy wild hair, as I have wavy curly long hair. I started trying to wear headbands years ago when my late grandmother started trying to find me one for the crazy hair I had even as a child, but to her frustration as well as mine there was never one that stayed on, so I was often stuck wearing barrettes or hair bands, which often caused a snarls on its way out of my hair, ouch! You see I have tried a ton of headbands and I mean a ton; in many different styles, fabrics, the band style, the plastic ones, the athletic ones, you name it I bet I’ve tried, so you can imagine I really didn’t expect much from the Bolder Band. I have to say though that for the first time ever in my life I have actually found a headband that not only fits me, is stylish, versatile, plus it actually stays on and that headband is Bolder Band. This is the Bolder Band that started it all for me:

Bolder Bands are versatile, are machine washable, stylish and oh so cute.
Plus, it is clear from their website: as well as their video’s they are a fun and vibrant company: If you check out their website they often have special offers

After having researched Bolder Band Amy and her crew are much more than a small company, they are a family, which not only care about the company, each other, the town there in, but their customers. Bolder Band’s full line of products can be found here:

For a 20% discount at Bolder Band just enter the code below!
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**I received this product in exchange for my opinions, however my thoughts and opinions are my own, the brand has had no say so or input in my review and if that had been a requirement I NEVER would have agreed to review. I REFUSE to give anything less than an honest review of a product or service and I will ONLY provide a review on items we have actually tried! I’ve done secret shopping, product testing as well as reviews for over 15 years.

#Colorado #BolderBand #fitnesswear #headband #madincolorado #running #fitness #Giveaway

Ok, Now for our Giveaway!! The good folks over at Bolder Band sent us a Reg size Bolder Band in the fun vibrant Baja Babe print to giveaway to our readers and we are throwing in a $25.00 Visa Gift for Card for a prize value of $43.50!!

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***Giveaway Rules***

**Open to individual U.S. residents aged 18 and older only; void where prohibited. **

**One entry per person**

**No purchase necessary**

There is one prize pack that includes a Reg Size Bolder Band and a $25.00 Gift Card for a total prize value of $43.50

This giveaway/sweepstakes is open from 4/29/16 12:00 am pacific time and ends 5/9/16 12:00am pacific time. Winner will be selected randomly and be posted on this blog on 5/10/16. **Please note at that time of winner being selected, the winner has 5 days from 5/10/16 (This is when winner will be announced on this blog) to contact me via my contact me form here on this blog to provide necessary information for prize redemption. which will include name and a valid mailing address. If prize is NOT claimed and redemption information is not provided by 5/17/16, please note that we reserve the right to pick an alternate winner and your win will be forfeited.

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Dinner tonight

Dinner tonight I made a big pot of vegetable tortellini soup.

2 scoops of our favorite bone broth powder (optional)

4 cups of water

2 small cans of low or no sodium vegetable juice

2 cups of unsalted Vegetable Stock

1 cup low sodium Chicken stock (optional)

1 table spoon of Olive oil

2 cups of each Corn and Green Beans fresh or frozen

1 bag of your favorite dried pasta or in this case Tortellini

1-2 fresh minced garlic

I added 1 table spoon of chives, pepper to taste, salt to taste (I used pink Himalayan salt) 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon of dried ground ginger

Sometimes I've made this with cooked Chicken or even a Meat alternative.

I just boiled the water, stocks, vegetable juice, seasoning, vegetables and Bone Broth powder and then added pasta until desired doneness and serve, great with warm fresh crusty bread as well.

D-man had chicken in his bowl, I wasn't feeling like chicken tonight, but I really love how all these flavors come together for this hearty soup. #soup #bonebroth #foodie #whatsfordinner



MySpace.Calm: MySpace.Calm is something I wish my creative self had come up with.  But, I have to give credit where credit is due.  My husband, John came up with the name for my sacred writing space.  Cute huh?…. MySpace.Calm.  I love it!  I will be making some sort of sign that will hang above my front …


Win A Workout Clothes Shopping Spree! #PeonyGiveaway

Review and giveaway later this week!!

I'm excited to tell you I recently got a chance to review a product for one of my favorite Athletic headband companies, so I'll be running a giveaway later this week along with my review of the brand. So stay tuned!

Savings Alert!! Re: My week with Valentia’s New Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum blog review from April 8th

Hi everyone!
Well you all know my review of Valentia’s New Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum on my April 8th post? Well the good folks at Valentia were kind enough to provide me with discount that you all can use on your purchase of Valentia's New Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum. I'm very happy with the results that I got during my week with Valentia’s New Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum, so much so I am still using it and my face still feels soft and smooth! So if you want to give Valentia’s New Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum a try for yourself use the Amazon link below as well as the discount code. Enjoy :)

#Savingsalert Discount code for Amazon is # MVE4EXTT

This product can be purchased at the link below:


My week with Valentia’s New Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum

A bit about me; I like many have a busy life, I’m a pet rescue mom and I have dry, sensitive skin. So sensitive most products, sting, or break me out or even cause a rash, so, too often many big name or drugstore finds in skin care products and even natural skin care products, don’t always get along well with my skin so to speak. So though I am always interested in new skin care products or lines, I honestly dread tying them or spending the $$-$$$ only to find out, it just isn’t a good fit for my skin. Being that I have sensitive skin and I am a rescue mom, products that are natural, fairly natural and cruelty free are important to me.

As a blogger I was given a chance to try a new skin care product, which honestly I almost passed up figuring it would turn out to be a total bust like so many and I mean a whole bathroom full of products have turned out. I’m actually very happy I did try Valentia’s New Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum., because surprisingly it is a great fit so far for my skin.

Since using Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum, I have noticed a difference in my skins texture, radiance, firmness as well as the overall condition of my skin. I never even thought that my face and neck needed firming at this point, as I have been blessed with minimal lines or sagging and I’m over 40! This serum has made a huge difference in lines I’ve had on my neck since I was a child, now they are lightly present. Honestly I like this

Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum so much that It has sadly made me realize how poorly my regular skin care has been doing and how much my daytime moisturizer really isn’t working. I’m really hoping to find out that Valentia has a day cream as well, because my current daytime moisturizer really isn’t effective.

Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum features a nice slightly citrus scent, but it’s really light and nothing over powering, Texture is luxurious feeling, not at all runny. I was so happy after even my first use that Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum didn’t cause any irritation and actually soothed my skin, applying it each night has been a bit of a mini spa treatment. I’ve used skin serums that were 3 times the price of this and never even got close to the results as I have had in less than a week with Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum.

Valentia offers Natural and Organic skin care. Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum is made in the USA, Vegan friendly, 98% Natural ingredients, Cruelty free.

Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum’s features: 
 *Wakame Bioferment (Seaweed): Increases skin oxygen consumption to detoxify and boost antioxidant defense. 
*Gotu Kola: Lessens the appearance of scars and increases skin firmness.
 * Lactic Acid: A natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that increases skin cell turnover, for healthier renewed skin. 
 * Licorice: Lightens unwanted pigmentation and corrects skin discoloration.
 *Argan Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamin E, this oil reduces water loss and protects skin's resiliency and elasticity.

*****This is a Sponsored post, though I was provided this product for a review, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve done secret shopping, product testing as well as reviews for over 15 years and I will not give anything other than an honest review and only for items I have tried.


My Influenster L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil VoxBox Review and Results

I've had grey in my hair since I was 16 yrs. old so my hair is color treated and though I don't get things like highlights every often, I do color my roots about every 6-8 weeks, plus my hair is naturally curly, so as you can imagine every winter my hair takes a beating. I've sadly tried many deep conditioners with not much success, sure my hair feels great when I first rinse the product out, but either after my hair is dry or as the day goes one, my hair either gets frizzy or just feels dried out, even though I don't have damaged ends. So I was pretty excited to try this system, I figured why not I'm getting the set for free, so even if I am disappointed, I won't be too upset, what did I have to lose so to speak. I'm and Influenster and as a part of the L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil VoxBox CAMPAIGN I was able to try the Advanced Haircare - Extraordinary Oil Shampoo, Conditioner as well as the Advanced Haircare - Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum. Things I love about the L’Oréal Paris Advance Haircare Advanced Haircare - Extraordinary Oil, Shampoo, Conditioner and Lustrous Oil Serum are the smell. Every one of these items has at least in my opinion a great smell, it's not overpowering it's just nice. The Advanced Haircare - Extraordinary Oil Shampoo cleans hair gently and rinses out clean without stripping. The Advanced Haircare - Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Conditioner, leaves my hair tangle free and even silky, but not at all greasy. Advanced Haircare - Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum leaves my hair feeling nourished, soft, silky. I like this system so much I have gone one to replace my old hair care system by another brand and have also even purchased the L’Oréal Paris Hair Care Advanced Extraordinary Transforming Oil-In-Cream
again, I'm very happy with the product and the results. As you can see in my pictures even after a recent salon service, this system really has made a huge difference in my hair! *****Though I was provided this product for a review, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve done secret shopping, product testing as well as reviews for over 15 years and I will not give anything other than an honest review and only for items I have tried. #freeforreview #nurishedhair #beauty

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