Thursday, March 23, 2023

Tarnishing Body Serum With Syn-Glow Peptides by Reviv Serums

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

   With Summer coming, I want my skin to be ready with a natural glow and smoothness, so that sun-kissed look can be happening year round! With Tarnishing Body Serum by Reviv Serums, I can do just that, while encouraging my skin to renew its cells and produce a healthy looking tone. This serum is said to help improve fine lines, decrease wrinkles, soften skin, and so much more. It contains glow boosting Syn-Glow peptides to work deep down in the skin and produce results within 5 days!
   I've been using this product for a bit now, and though I'm not sure if it's working for me, it does absorb into the skin well. For some reason, it does cause my skin to make red dots upon using, but it fades within minutes. Since it doesn't sting or itch, I will continue using this product to see the benefits. The bright orange color is pretty, but also daunting, as you might think it will stain, but surprisingly it doesn't! The serum isn't made to have a scent, but it does have a very faint smell, that I just can't put my finger on. Maybe earthy or that of a foundation type makeup... The scent fades pretty quickly without being bothersome, and it can be applied under your daily moisturizer. The serum is designed for all skin types and made vegan, with environmentally clean ingredients. If you would like to find more information or you're interested in trying out Tarnishing Body Serum by Reviv Serums, you can find it available for purchase at 
  I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review and compensation.. All opinions my own.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Quick and Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie

   On behalf of Pi Day, I figured I'd share my very first homemade Pumpkin Pie, made from scratch! I made this awhile back, for Thanksgiving, (the only time of year I eat Pumpkin Pie 😄) and I think it turned out pretty good!

   Days before I started, I cooked a pumpkin in the oven, to get the insides all soft and mushy. I prepared an easy pie crust with the following ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Flour
  • 1 tsp of Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Cold Butter Chopped Up
  • 3 TBS of Cold Water
    Mix all of the ingredients together until it forms a nice ball of dough. Once combined, wrap dough and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, begin making your pumpkin pie filling. To do this, mix together the following ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Pureed Pumpkin
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 2 tsp of Cinnamon 
    When all the pie filling ingredients were combined, I took the dough from the fridge and shaped a crust into the greased pie pan. You can roll the ball and flatten it on the counter top, with some extra flour, but I was in a hurry so I just shaped it in the pan. This worked just fine! It may not have come out as pretty but crimping the edges with a fork helped :-) 
   Once the crust was ready, I used a fork to poke around inside and then poured the pie filling into the (still unbaked) crust. I then baked this at 425° for 15-20 minutes, then reduced the temperature to 350° and continued to cook the pie for 50-60 minutes. Once baked all the way through, I removed the pie from the oven and let it cool. 
   I then fridged the pie over night, for our Thanksgiving celebration the next day! It tasted just like a pumpkin pie should, although I think next time I would like the crust slightly sweeter and a little thinner. This pie tastes delicious on its own, cold, or warmed with with a dollop or two of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Daily Goodie Box - February 2023

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.
   I received a Daily Goodie Box for the month of February, 
filled with some interesting things and lots of beverages!

Good Light Birthday Candles - Not much to say about these except they are colorful birthday candles and are free from paraffin, lead and phthalates so they're better for you! The pink and purple colors are pretty and come in a pack of 12!
  Zolli Ball Popz Easter Bag - These fun lollipops are sugar free, made with natural flavors and colors so you can feel better about your kids eating them. The Easter pack colors are bright and ready to be enjoyed, with flavors like orange, grape, watermelon, and more!
Hydrating Face Oil by Fyve - This oil goes on my skin smoothly, while absorbing into my pores leaving it feeling hydrated and moisturized. I'm not big on the smell because it's pretty earthy, but the product itself feels nice. I enjoy using it as part of my morning and nightly routine to keep my face feeling good.  
Zest Hydration Powders - These powders taste pretty good and contain 700mg of electrolytes to replenish your hydration and keep you fueled. Whether you need it for recovery or energy, you will find a tasty drink to keep you going. 
Pure Traditions Coconut Noodles - I have yet to try these because coconut usually doesn't get along with me, but also, the texture of these noodles just doesn't seem appealing. I like that they are a low carb alternative and easy to make, with just a quick heat and serve.
Beesential Natural Lip Balm - This Buzz Balm is soothing and healing, made with Vitamin E. It works nicely as a lotion to the back of my hands, because I don't like the way it makes my lips feel, but it's a nice healthy chapstick for your needs. 
Jada Spice BBQ Chicken Salt Vegan Seasoning
This seasoning has a nice saltiness to it. I can see it being really good on many things, chicken, beef, fish...or even meatless options such as roasted veggies or cooked black beans. It has a good flavor and can go far in taste.

Tiesta Tea's Maui Mango - I tried this tea cold and it didn't taste very sweet at all but the flavor of pineapple was pretty strong. I think I would've liked it better with some honey. One thing I didn't like, was the safflowers didn't strain so each sip had those in it.
Treeline Coffee's Steeped Coffee Bags in the Flavor "Takes a Village" - which contains Dried Mango, Orange Blossom, and Apricot. I enjoyed drinking my cup, even though I didn't think I would like the flavors because mango, orange and apricot in a coffee just doesn't sound good, but it surprisingly is! And it smells amazing. Now I need to try their other flavors because I love this idea. I have always said coffee needed to be put into bags like tea, I'm so glad somebody finally did it! This allows your morning coffee to be made in no time, just heat up some water and pour it over the coffee bag, let it steep, and you will have a cup of coffee within minutes. And if you want it to be stronger, you just brew the bag for longer, making it perfect for on the go! 

As always, I have loved testing another Goodie Box filled with fun items. 
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  I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Crafting Up Some Valentine's Day Lollipop Flowers

   A fun and sweet craft to do with your kids, is to make Lollipop Flowers to give out as little Valentines!
     To make these, you begin by gathering the "flower" parts, which is cutting hearts and little stems from construction paper. 
   You can use glue dots or tape to secure the lollipop onto the papers - the heat for the flower the stems to the stick. These make such cute little candy flowers that would be perfect to give out in a classroom or between family and friends! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Make a Heart Shaped Paper Clip Bookmark

   After attempting to make Heart Shaped Paper Clip Bookmarks, I realized it was much more difficult than I anticipated! 
Probably because I was using tiny paper clips to try this on; I think it would have been much easier with the jumbo clips, but tiny ones are just as cute, if not cuter. 
   You have to bend the paper clip from the middle, to form a sort of heart shape, and then it's ready to tuck into your book page! It not only holds your spot, but it looks pretty cute doing so. 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Carved Eraser Stamps For Making Valentine's

   Did you know you can make stamps from a chunky pencil eraser? 
   It's better with the right tools, but as long as you have something sharp, you can form a shape into your eraser and use it for stamping. 
   I decided to carve a heart shape into my eraser, using only what I had on hand, which happened to be a pair of sewing scissors. It showed to be slightly difficult, but chiseling away at that rubber was kind of therapeutic 😄 Once finished, I inked the heart into paint and began stamping. It's not as pretty as it could be, but it was still fun! You could make these stamps for your kids and let them have tons of fun designing their own Valentine art!

Friday, February 3, 2023

14 Self Care Ways to Enjoy Valentine's Day

   Here's a List of 14 Ways you can enjoy the countdown to Valentine's Day, with a little self love and care:

1. Eat a Heart Themed Breakfast
2. Wear Something Pink and/or Red
3. Get Out into Nature for a Brisk Walk 
4. Make Yourself a Healthy Berry Smoothie
5. Read a Romance Novel
6. Buy Yourself a Bouquet of Flowers
7. Listen to Your Favorite Music and Dance
8. DIY a Valentine's Day Craft 
9. Indulge in Your Favorite Hobby
10. Give Yourself a Complete Spa Day 
11. Make or Order a Heart Shaped Pizza 
12. Watch a Heartfelt Chick Flick Movie
13. Eat Your Favorite Dessert
14. Take a Bubble Bath
 Have a Happy Valentines Day!!