Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Louisiana here I come!



I've been meaning to get this up for a while now, and I've just been super, super busy. Remember last year around this time I told you guys that I was getting to travel to Lousiana for Easter? It was a big deal because I don't get to see my family who live there much and so it was a HUGE deal to get to fly down with Munchkin and Lily? No...well...now you're caught up on the back story. Well , we're going again! Woohoo!

The really great part about the trip this year is that we'll be driving down and my sister will be coming with us, plus my mom is coming down from Kansas to join the festivities. So this trip is going to be incredible, and I am SO happy and ready for it! We're leaving this Sunday and going to be gone until the next Tuesday (13-22) so I'll be off of here and off of Facebook during that time.

I won't have internet and honestly even if I did I wouldn't be on it. I rarely get to see these people that I love and I'm going to be spending as much time as possible with them. I love you all, and hope you have an incredible Easter.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Am I the only one?


Ok, so I finally got to watch Disney's Frozen movie and I have to admit, it was pretty good. I honestly didn't think it was as good as everyone was making it out to be ( The Princess And The Frog was much better) but the songs are super catchy and I love the characters.

 However, I do have some issues with this movie. I really felt like Disney spent all of their time and money creating awesome songs and these great characters and then they were just sort of like...hhhmmm we don't really have a story line so let's just kind of stick them here *smoosh characters together*  yep..that works.. Let me explain, and yes I do realize how debating a Disney movie might suggest I need a few therapy sessions, I totally agree but I'm poor so you all will just have to suffice for my therapy, good? Great. Let's move on.



1. Elsa randomly has powers and Anna does not?
Ok, so you're telling me in a land with NO magic at all whatsoever one daughter just randomly has magic and the other doesn't? Why? That makes no sense. Maybe if she had been cursed, but no....they said born that way with powers. Why not the other one? Did their mom eat sushi or something with one pregnancy...maybe stand in front of the microwave, I don't know it just doesn't make sense.


2. Crappy parenting.
I'm usually not one to judge other people's parenting styles ( at least not out loud ) but Disney really dropped the ball on these two. They force their daughter to keep these random powers contained to the point of her not being able to be around her sister. Whether the distance between the two was something the parents insisted on or not, if you see your kids are losing each other you step in....not encourage it.

3. Who ran the country? 
Ok, so you're telling me that when a KING and QUEEN of a country died the whole country was ran by a completely inexperienced young girl who was a shut-in and never left the castle? I call bull. There's no way a country could be ran like that. That place would be in turmoil in days much less years. Also...why did Anna never leave the castle? I get why Elsa didn't, but Anna was free to do and be around whoever she wanted. It just again...doesn't make sense.

( I'm just going to skip over the part where she makes a vow to be a queen and lead people then two frames later she abandons them. Yes they were calling her a sorceress, but c'mon man...crazyness is part of the job. Belle wouldn't have up and left...I'm just sayin')



4. Ice castle? 
Alright, so she has spent almost her whole entire life concealing and keeping her powers hidden and then suddenly overnight she can use them to build an ice mansion? Nope. She is running up the stairs as she is building them after using her powers for the first time in that capacity in years..possibly in forever...I again..call bull.



5. Olaf?
Speaking of random powers. Since when and why did she suddenly get the ability to create living things out of snow? That didn't happen when she was creating the snow people as a child, so why now? Again, makes no sense.

6. The Abominable Snowman
Alright, so her main concern is keeping her sister safe, and urging her to leave so she won't be hurt. Ok great I get that, but her way to solve that problem is to create a 200 ft mean, abominable snowman that chunks her sister and her beau off a cliff?? Yea...the whole safety thing...you're doing it wrong.

7. Trust me.,.she's dead. 
Some random dude who has barely been in the country for three days says that a monarch has died and everyone just takes his word on it? Really? No one makes sure that she's actually dead, and what about the castle staff who SAW her alive, did they not think to see what was up? Seems a little fishy to me.

8.  Anna's dying...
She's so frail that she cannot crawl three feet to the fireplace and light a match to keep herself alive, but she has no issues trekking down her iced over castle and crossing across a frozen tundra in the middle of a friggen blizzard. I mean...really.


9. Love?
I don't really get the ending. Soooo she figures out true love can thaw Anna's frozen heart and then suddenly she knows how to control her power? How would that apply to the frozen kingdom? A few days ago she was throwing ice around like crazy and now because she knows about true love she can master her powers? The next time she ices someone on accident they have to get kissed or try to save someone? I don't get it.

Ok, yea I might need some therapy, but c'mon you have to admit I bring up some valid points here. Like I said before, I liked the movie. I'll be buying it and yes..I already know all of the words to the songs, but the story just doesn't make sense to me. Sorry. So tell me...what are your opinions on the movie?




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eye love this thing!



I mentioned in my About Face series that I was going to dive further into The Caffeinator Skin Stick because it's so incredibly awesome and so that's what we're going to talk about today. I've gotten almost everyone I know hooked on this baby. It's just an amazing little skin stick that I use literally everyday. 
So, let's start with the basics.

What is it?

It's a  moisturizing shea butter skin stick infused with tightening and brightening caffeine. It's almost like a glue stick, and it's packing some serious tightening powers. Caffeine naturally tightens and firms so when you combine those natural powers with the moisturizing effects of shea butter and the bonus brightening powers of lemon essential oil you get one amazing little stick. 


How do you use it?

You just simply uncap it, glide it around the eye area and any other place with lines/wrinkles and you're done. You can see results in as little as ten minutes! It's safe and gentle enough to use everyday ( I sometimes use it twice a day if I've had a night with little sleep). 

My mother uses this on her forehead lines, around her mouth lines, and all around her eyes. I mainly use it around my eyes. I seriously love this stick. Here is The Caffeinator on my eyes after about five hours of sleep and battling a cold. My eyes aren't horrible, but you can see an obvious (better) difference in the two:


This is Hubby a willing man who shall not be named. His eye's tend to be a lot worse than mine and you can tell a major difference in his two photos. Since discovering The Caffeinator he's been using it every day, but you didn't hear that from me. *wink*


See? Incredible right!?! Where else can you get such amazing results for $12.00? So clearly you can see why this little baby is one of my absolute new favorites. Feel free to message me if you have any questions or want to know more about this awesome little stick. You can find out even more information and purchase this little baby HERE




Monday, March 31, 2014

Lemon Blends



I think Lemon is one of those essential oils that everyone can come up with for a cleaning, cooking, or sickness recipe but not many people think about using it in a diffuser blend. It's just not usually the first bottle you grab so I wanted to change that. I've been playing with a few lemony blends that didn't make me pucker when I walked into a room lol so this is a list of my favorites.

Ps- I diffuse my oils in a pot of water on the stove on low. That's why some of these are recipes that can technically be considered simmer pots. I've also heard from others that you can do the simmer pots really easily in a crock pot although I've never tried it. The main thing is to keep the water on low heat so you don't kill the essential oils.


Walking through a citrus field
3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil


Blues Bustin' Blend
3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
3 Drops of Bergamot Essential Oil


Happy And Feelin' Hot Blend
3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil


Tuscan House Blend
3 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil


Creamsicle Blend
Orange Peels
1 Tbs. of Vanilla Extract
1 Drop of Wild Orange Essential Oil
1 Drop of Lemon Essential Oil


Fighting Off Germs Blend
3 Drops of Shield Essential Oil Blend
2 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil


Mama's Kitchen Blend
Leftover Fresh Herbs That Blend Well
2 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
( I usually do this after I get a "poultry" blend of herbs from
 the grocery store. So mine is usually a leftover blend of  Rosemary/Thyme/Sage
you can also just use cilantro or thyme and sage would be good too.
Just any herbs leftovers you have really)



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Have a great day and happy diffusing!