Friday, November 27, 2020

Share the Holiday Cheer with 1 Tree Mission Bracelets


 Hey neighbors!!

Share the holiday joy with 1 Tree Mission bracelets.  One of my daughters already claimed 5 of these and is wearing them daily!! This is one of those nice gifts, that not only gives the person receiving the gift happiness, but for every bracelet purchased 1 Tree is planted.  


The bracelets are designed as one size fits all.  They are adjustable.  They can also be worn as an anklet.  Created by hand, in 10 different designs, from semi-precious stone beads.  Your purchase helps to re-forest the earth! 122.370 trees have been planted to date.


Each bracelet represents a tree.  You can choose from:Aspen, Evergreen, Oak, Palm, Joshua, Black Walnut, Mangrove, Blue Spruce, Red Maple, or Cherry Blossom.



Hey neighbors, consider giving a 1 Tree Mission bracelet this holiday season!! Thanks for stopping by!



Holidays with a HALOmask

 Hi All!!

Do you know someone who could use a really good mask for the holidays?  Perhaps someone who is required to wear one to work, or someone with a compromised immune system. If so, I hav a good choice for you.  HALOmask has a mask that has nano filter technology.  It has a filter that can be replaced as needed.  The mask itself is washable, and it has a removable filter.  My daughter is enjoying wearing the new mask that came in. 



HALO: The HALOmask captures over 99% of all airborne particulates in both directions down to an incredible 0.1ยต (microns).

The HALOmask is designed, so that it does not press right up against your face.  You feel you can breathe a little easier. The mask has a flexible noseband, that can be adjusted to fit the bridge of your nose properly. There is also a pad designed to apply to the inside of your mask on the noseband area, for comfort. The straps that go over your ears are also adjustable, rather than a one size fits all.  

The mask can be hand washed and hung out to dry, just remember to remove the filter first.  Your filter should be replaced every 2-4 weeks, unless you are in constant contact with others, or if you have a lowered immune system.

HALOmask comes in 4 sizes.  There is information on their website that tells you how to properly measure to get the right mask. HALOmask will be on sale for Black Friday, so be sure to visit their website to find out more.

Gift a BraveHoods Hoodie

 


Neighbors!!

Check out these hoodies from BraveHoods!! They make wonderful gifts for the holidays, as well as giving to children fighting cancer. They have Hoodies in sizes from Infant to Adult. 

BraveHoods: For each BraveHood we sell, we will donate one to a brave kid who is going through cancer treatment.
We also gift to siblings because we know it's easy for them to get left out and it helps the kids to feel like a team. Why hoodies? We gift hoodies for several reasons. First, being bald when you are a kid really stinks. Our BraveHoods help them to manage stares from curious kids and adults. It also helps with temperature regulation and sun burns.


To date they have gifted over 8000 hoodies.  So not only will you get a really nice gift, you will also be providing a hoodie for a child who has caner. If you don't know anyone who needs a BraveHoods Hoodie, you can donate to their cause.



Thanks for visiting today! See you soon!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Upfront Cosmetics Bringing Cheer


 Hi Neighbors!!

I really want to share Upfront Cosmetics with you today!! We were able to try several of their Shampoo and Conditioner Bars and we LOVE them.  When my daughter (adult) comes to me and says she is amazed at how they make her hair feel, I know we found a winner.  She was concerned at first that the bars would dry her hair out, but it doesn't.  Her hair feels so soft, smells beautiful and looks great!! She used the Winter Fresh. The aroma is Wintergreen and Cinnamon.

We also have the Arctic, Midnight Harvest, Nordic Sunrise, and Forest Fresh.  All of them have their own unique scent. Each 2.29 oz bar replaces uptown 3 bottles of shampoo. The bars are $13.95, so it really is a reasonable price. 

From Upfront Cosmetics: Our shampoo and conditioning bars are 65 grams of nutrient richness without the water weight or the plastic bottle. We use plant-based emollients and proteins to make your hair shiny and soft, and natural essential oils to refresh, awaken, stimulate, and soothe. - No Animal Testing, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, No Synthetic Fragrances, Vegan


So, here we have a product that is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.  I am also thinking Secret Sister Exchanges are the prefect opportunity to share one of the Upfront Cosmetics Shampoo and Conditioner Bars. 

Thanks for stopping by and consider Upfront Cosmetics for some of your holiday shopping!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tips For Storing Jewelry


You can never own too much jewelry until you can't figure out how to store it. These are some helpful tips for keeping all your baubles within reach and damage-free.

Fine Jewelry
These investment pieces require gentle care and storage to keep them looking their best. It is best to avoid high-humidity environments, like a bathroom, to precious metals tarnish-free. Placing delicate jewelry in containers or drawers fitted with velvet liners and separating your pieces will prevent them from touching and scratching each other. Great care is necessary when storing pearls and gemstones such as emeralds because they are soft and porous, making them especially vulnerable to damage. 

Costume Jewelry
Costume pieces do not hold up well when worn daily. Instead, they are better suited for occasional use to keep them looking their best. A downside of this type of jewelry is its susceptibility to tarnish, which is preventable by placing it in air-free storage bags or wrapping it with tarnish-free paper. Some of the same methods for storing fine jewelry can also apply when storing fashion jewelry, such as separating pieces to prevent them from touching and scratching.


Every-Day Jewelry
Jewelry that is worn every day does not need elaborate storage. It can remain out on your dressing table or nightstand where it is easily accessible. Of course, some considerations still apply. For example, be sure to position necklaces carefully to prevent their chains from knotting and becoming entangled with earrings and bracelets. Ring dishes not only keep several rings within reach but can also accommodate earrings; however, they are not meant for chains. For in-drawer storage of daily pieces, be sure to use compartment trays with velvet liners that keep each piece visible at a glance.

Proper jewelry storage can ensure all your pieces' longevity and make it easy to find what you want to wear.

Some Items You Need To Complete Your Horse's Tack


There are a lot of pieces to bring together to create a complete set of tack, or riding equipment, for your horse. If you're new to tack-up a horse or even brand new to riding, you'll need a little guidance on what pieces you'll need to complete your set and ride your horse safely. The main item you'll need is a saddle to sit in that comes with stirrups to place your feet into, but there are a few other items you'll need to complete your saddle set-up.


1. Saddle Pad
A hard leather saddle is not the most terribly comfortable thing to have on one's back and so a saddle pad to sit underneath the saddle is added to the horse riding gear. The first thing to consider is whether you're riding in the English style or the Western style; both styles require a saddle pad, but you'll want to be sure you're buying a pad suited for the saddle style you purchase. On top of buying the suitable style, you'll want to find a pad that is recommended for its ability to adsorb shock and take the pressure off the horse's back. Additionally, pads that can help dissipate heat will help keep your horse cool as you work together. Check out shop that sell a variety of supplies for horses for browse selections and fine the right pad for you.

2. Girth
Now that you've got a saddle and pad, you need to purchase a girth to help keep your saddle in place. Both Western and English riding use girths in the same fashion, but you do need one that will fit the particular saddle you're using. Additionally, you'll want to consider a few things before purchasing your girth such as the saddle type, style of riding you'll be doing (eventing, dressage, etc.), your horse's shape and size, and, of course, your budget.


3. Breast Collar & Wither Straps 
Breast collars and wither straps are optional pieces to add to your saddle that help your saddle stay secure and in place. Breast collars, fitting around the horse's chest and front legs, keep the saddle from rolling or sliding back, especially when making quick accelerations, stops, or turns. Wither straps are an adjustable leather strap that sits at the front of the saddle to help hold up the breast collar. 

4. Bridle
You will of course need a comfortable, well-fitted bridle for your horse as well.  Be sure to check into the different types of bits available.  If you recently purchased the horse, ask the previous owners what type of bitty had been using.

It's necessary to a great ride, and a comfy horse, to have the proper saddle equipment. Taking care when purchasing your items means it will be easy to tack-up and hit the trail.
 



Monday, November 23, 2020

Soap Cauldron Three Sister's Apothecary Gift Sets!


Hi Neighbors!!

I certainly wish I could share fragrances on here.  You would not believe the burst of Rose scent that greets you when you open the Soap Cauldron, Three Sister's Rose & Coconut Gift Collection!! Rose is probably one of my favorite scents and you truly feel immersed in roses the insane you open the wrapping. Start planning who you could give these to for the holidays! 


The Rose & Coconut Collection consists of, 2 different size Rose & Coconut Bar Soaps (4.75 oz and 1.75 oz),  a 20 oz Rose & Coconut Bath Salt Soak, 4 oz Rose & Coconut Body Butter, 2 oz Rose & Marshmallow Soothing Salve, and a 0.5 oz Rose & Coconut Lip Soother. My daughters were almost drooling over this collection.  Everyone had to stick their finger in the Body Butter and the Soothing Salve.  One of them quickly volunteered to try the bar soap and the other who LOVES long soaks in the tub wanted to try the Bath Salt Soak.  Needless to say, I had no lack of people willing to try these items out.  And they LOVE them!!



Soap Cauldron, also known as Three Sisters Apothecary has so many different scents and gift ideas on their website.  A few other scents of their bar soap I know my daughters would like to try are the - Dark Chocolate & Mint, French Lavender, Harvest Pumpkin & Cinnamon, and Rosemary & Mint, just to name a few.  




We have also tried their Soapy Tails before, which is a bar soap for dogs.  Loved them!! You will enjoy the fresh, clean fragrance of your dog's coat after their bath with Soapy Tails.


From their website: Sonoma County based boutique Soap Cauldron is the home of the Three Sisters Apothecary a line of artisan soaps and skincare handcrafted in small batches in the centuries-old tradition with gourmet oils, butters, essential oils and botanicals. We are also the creators of Soapy Tails an all-natural line for Canine bath and coat care. 

  • We use only natural ingredients which is why we only make anhydrous (oil based) products.
  • Products made without water do not require synthetic preservatives or emulsifiers, as such you won’t find any liquid soaps or body lotions in our line.
  • Our products are made naturally and packaged environmentally with the smallest carbon footprint possible.

Soap Cauldron has gifts for just about everyone.  Be sure to visit their website for stocking stuffers, gift sets and gifts for Secret Sister Exchanges.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bags for the Holidays


 Hey All!

I wanted share another gift idea with you.  Moso Natural has different styles and sizes of air purifying bags.  They are all natural, fragrance free and absorb odors.  You refresh them once a month by setting them out in the sun.  By setting them out in the sun and with regular care they can last up to 2 years. 

Moso Natural bags are great for just about any room in your home, and they have some specifically for your refrigerator and freezer.  I am looking at the ones they have that can be used in gym bags or lockers.  There is nothing quite as nasty smelling as a gym bag full of sweaty clothing and smelly shoes.  

From Moso: Moso Natural uses the highest quality bamboo charcoal on the market. During a specialized carbonization process, Moso bamboo is carefully baked into moso bamboo charcoal. Unlike regular charcoal, bamboo charcoal has millions of tiny ionically charged pores. These pores continuously attract particles out of the air like a magnetic sponge. Our bamboo charcoal is fragrance-free, chemical-free and completely non-toxic.


Be sure to check out Moso Natural! See you soon! 

FujifIlm Instax Mini 11

Hi Neighbors!!

Next up in the Holiday Gift Guide is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. This is the perfect little camera for your teen or even a little younger.  Also perfect for trips and family gatherings.  It is so nice to have instant little pictures to share and display.  We are going to put a string up and use small craft clothespins to display ours. 


I was impressed with the Instax Mini 11 by Fujifilm.  You can easily take photos in dim light, closeups and selfies!! Yes, it is designed so you can take a selfie.  You extend the lens, hold the camera up and aim downwards, you will be able to see yourself in the small reflective rectangle on the edge of the lens and then snap. 

You can find the Instax Mini 11 on Amazon, as well as the film needed.  I have seen them at our local store.  We have the 2 pack of film, that produces 10 pictures per pack.  Remember to take one picture right away, that will remove the cover on the film.  (It isn't really a picture.) After that you are good to go. There is a counter on the camera, so you know how many pictures you have left.  The camera does require 2 AA batteries.  So remember to throw a couple in when you gift this to someone.  You might even want to consider rechargeable batteries.

The Instax Mini 11 will make a great little holiday gift or stocking stuffer.   Thanks again for visiting.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Tofutti - Dairy Free Food



 Not all of you may know this but I (Mercy) have recently had to go dairy free. I'm lactose intolerant. And instead of just cutting out certain dairy i decided to completely cut it out. Now I'm sure you're probably sitting at your computer reading this and going well, how did you cut out cream cheese, sour cream, chip dip, cheese?! It was so hard! For the first few months I really struggled not having those things. I mean, put cheese on almost everything and all of the sudden I just had to do without it. I decided to hop online and try to find something, some sort of alternative I could have voila, enter Tofutti



I was so thrilled to find this place and their alternatives are just as good if not better than the original. I even made stuffed shells one night thanks to Tofutti. I had missed things like this so much but gratefully, i don't have to anymore.