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Lavender Bath Salts

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I’ve been wanting to make up some Lavender Bath Salts for awhile now.  I volunteered to provide an item for a giveaway at a local Speed Oiling event tonight, so this was the perfect time.  It’s super simple and only uses 3 ingredients.

1 cup Epsom salts

1 tbs baking soda

10 drops lavender essential oil (I only recomemend Young Living.  See why here.)

Just combine the ingredients in large bowl, mix together, and store in an airtight glass container.  I used Mason jars from Walmart.  You can also use labels to make them cute.

I love lavender essential oil because it’s good for so many things.  Here are some more ways you can use lavender in your household.

While I was putting together the bath salts for our oily event tonight, I also put together a jar to giveaway on my blog!  Enter to win here.

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Candy Club April 2015 + $10 off your first order!

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I always am happy to drive up for my lunch break and see this at my door!  Candy Club is one of my favorite subscriptions because I have such a sweet tooth!  I couldn’t wait to see what was in it this month.  Here’s the first look (yum!):

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The pretty splash this time was Primrose Assorted Toffees.  Soft and creamy, these toffees are sure to please with flavors of chocolate, vanilla, butter rum, maple, and raspberry,  Know for their classic line-up of nostalgic treat, Primrose will take you on a sweet retreat down memory lane.  The first one I picked up was chocolate and it was delicious!

The “extra” this month was Eleni’s New York Ginger Snap. Eleni Gianopulos moved to New York City to fulfill her dream of becoming a “dessertrepreneur.”  Starting with her mother’s oatmeal cookie recipe, she has been changing the dessert world one cookie at a time.  her delicious Ginger Snap is an “all natural crisp with zip” not to be missed.  I love ginger snaps and am looking forward to trying this one, but I’m saving it for a special treat after bedtime so I don’t have to share it with my kids.

imageThe first container I opened was Primrose Filled Red Raspberry Candy.  Since 1928 Primrose Candy Co. has been manufacturing confections to the highest quality standards using both old world candy making techniques and state of the art equipment.  Bursting with mouth watering raspberry tang from the hard shell to the soft jelly filling, these tart treasures are sure to evoke fond childhood memories of sneaking candy from grandma’s old-fashioned candy bowl.  I loved the burst of raspberry flavor when I bit into these.  Raspberry is not always my favorite, but I really liked these!

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I opened the next container and saw the gummi bears and automatically popped one in my mouth.  It was a really pleasant flavor but I couldn’t identify it without reading the card…Albanese White Strawberry-Banana Gummi Bears.  Located in the heart of the Midwest, Albanese has been striving to create the world’s best gummis and, we have to admit, they are living up to their promise.  The perfect blend of strawberry and banana, these unique white gummi bears look so good and taste so sweet.

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And last, the Allan Sour Peach Slices.   These soft and chewy candies will delight your senses with every aromatic and tart peach bite.  Allan Candy Company, a leading North American manufacturer of quality confections, has been bringing smiles to kids and adults of all ages since 1931 with their irresistible sour yet sweet treats.  I braced myself for a *really* sour taste, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I anticipated.  Much less extreme than the sours from the last 2 boxes.  I might actually keep these for myself instead of taking them to my preschoolers.

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And still Candy Club earns it’s spot on the “keep” list.  See other reviews of this box.

What it isCandy Club is a premium candy subscription box that sends 3+ pounds of nicely boxed candy to your door. You get 3 canisters of candy, a bonus treats find, and a liberal splash of something extra!

How much it is:  $29.99 +$5 shipping each month.  You can save by purchasing a longer subscription.

Coupon:  Save $10 on  your first order using the code:  specialtreat10

**This post contains affiliate links.  Candy Club is paid for by me and when you click my link and make a purchase, it helps me to keep my subscription going.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Bramble Box coupons

My 3 year old has a HUGE imagination and often creates elaborate play scenerios with only a small prop to spark her ideas.  We currently subscribe to My Pretend Place, but I’m also thinking of adding Bramble Box to our list, especially with summer coming up.  Right now is a great time to subscribe due to the 2 awesome deals they’re running this month.

***30% off the first Bramble Box and free shipping!***    start date 04/14/2015 end date 05/31/2015  

OR you can wait until later in the  month and take advantage of this one:

***Limited time! 4 days only! 50% off the first Bramble Box***          start date 04/27/2015 end date 04/30/2015  

 

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20% off at Label Daddy

 

 

With 2 little ones only 21 months apart, we have lots of stuff. And each girl wants her own. They also both attend preschool. Every thing has to be labeled…bags, cups, lunch boxes, clothes, shoes, jackets, hats…everything!

Save 20% on Label Daddy labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout. http://www.usfamily20.labeldaddy.com

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CELEBRATE EARTH MONTH WITH GREEN KID CRAFTS!

You can now get Green Kid Crafts for 30% off! Act fast to snag 30% off on all of Green Kid Crafts’ past monthly Discovery Boxes! From Music Science and Dinosaurs, to Backyard Science and Mad Scientist, there really is a box for everyone! Use offer code EARTHLOVE at checkout to get 30% off all their single-purchase Discovery Boxes. New subscribers can additionally get their first box for only $13! Use offer code EARTH13 at checkout to start your new Green Kid Crafts subscription for only $13. Green Kid Crafts’ award-winning Discovery Boxes pack a lot of fun and learning into convenient packages. Each box contains 4-6 Creativity and STEM Science Kits, extension activities, and free online extras. Projects are designed for ages 3-10. Offers expire April 24, 2015.


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Purex Crystals ScentSplash + giveaway

I was so excited to see the Purex Insiders box! There’s always something good inside. This box contained Purex Crystals ScentSplash. Those of you who read my blog know that I love stuff that smells good!!! I coudn’t wait to test this out on some dirty socks and underwear! It’s so easy to add to your laundry routine…just add your clothes to the washer as normal and pour in the Purex Crystals ScentSplash. You can use a little or you can use a lot. I started out with just a little because it was a good strong scent and I didn’t want it to be overpowering for snuggling with Savannah. I’ve used the Purex Crystals before and loved them. ScentSplash did not disappoint me. Now every time I open my sock drawer, I get a whiff of pleasantness.

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I recieved the Fresh Spring Waters scent, and since we’ve been discussing spring in my 4 year old classroom, I took it to school and let the kids smell.  You usually get a pretty honest, unedited answer when you ask a 4 year old  I asked them to smell it and then give me a word of something that the smell made them think about. This is what I got:

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I’m not sure about the horse and giraffe, but the others seem right on target! LoL.  Don’t trust the word of these 4 year olds!  Enter the contest below and you could win 1 of 3 coupons for free product to try yourself!

**I received a product via Purex Insiders in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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Save 25% on Kiwi Crate plus FREE shipping!

1 Week Only – Join Kiwi Crate and save 25% on 1st month subscription plus FREE shipping.

Looking for creative activities for the family or play ideas for Spring? Join Kiwi Crate today and receive fun monthly hands-on kids’ projects, delivered! Save 25% plus FREE shipping on your subscription purchase with code KC25.

Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration. Kiwi Crate offers quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.

Creativity kits for kids!

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My Bathtime Box-March 2015 (15% off code)

Before I had kids, I took nice, hot, relaxing baths. All. The. Time. I’m not talking about the I’ve got to get clean and ready to go to work bath…I’m talking about the I’ve had a long day, my feet hurt and I want to relax kind of bath. With bubbles. And a magazine. Or a book. Now, with the 2 girls and a husband who works in the evening time, that is a luxury that I don’t get to take advantage of anymore.  When I saw the Bathtime Box sitting by my door, I was so excited, and I was determined to start making time for myself.  As soon as I picked it up, I could smell a delicious smell and couldn’t wait to find out what it was coming from!

Here’s the first look at the box:

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I quickly figured out that the wonderful smell was from the Moon Rocks Bath Fizzies ($7.50)  You can see in my picture that I’ve already busted in to these…I used 1/3 of the bag!   After I got the kids to bed, I snuck off to the bathroom with my new All You magazine and sprinkled these in the tub.  They made the whole bathroom smell good and formed a nice foam in the water!

imageAfter my bath, I opened up the Whipped Shea Moisturizer ($9.50).  It’s an all natural moisturizer to help banish dry winter skin.  And it is whipped…it reminded me of the texture of cool whip.  It was a little greasy feeling going on my skin, but it did moisturize nicely.

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For my morning shower (the I gotta get clean so I can go to work kind) I got out the Coffee Sugar Scrubs ($10.00)  Skin loving butters plus coffee and brown sugar make these little cubes of joy.  I LOVE coffee and the smell of these scrubs is perfect for a morning shower or bath.  The smell perked me up and the sugar left my skin feeling very smooth.  You will definitely have to rinse out your shower after you use these though.  It looked like I had dumped a whole pot of coffee grounds in the bottom of the tub.

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The next product I tried was the Bamboo Charcoal Soap ($7.50).  It’s enhanced with bamboo charcoal and skin loving essential oils, and topped off with cocoa butter soap.  I liked the feel of the cocoa butter soap at the top, and it did seem to leave my skin moisturized.

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The last item (and the only one that I haven’t had a chance to use yet) is the Bubbler Bubble Bar. ($7.50)  The info card says to crumble it in a nice warm tub and enjoy tons of bubbles from the mildly scented bar.  I’m looking forward to my next chance to try this out.  Maybe I can put the kids to bed early tonight.   :-)

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All in all, I’m please with this box.  I got a 3 month subscription when I signed up for this one because I know how much I enjoy bath products.  I’m excited to see the products for the next 2 months, but already I’m pretty sure this is going to be on the “keep” list.  Monthly subscriptions are $29 and the product value of this box is $42, so it’s definitely a great value!

If you’d like to try this box out for yourself, you can use the code HHF15 and get 15% off of ANY subscription!  If you try it out, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

**This post may contain affiliate links as I will make a commission on any subscription using the code previously mentioned.  I pay for this subscription myself and all opinions are 100% my own.**

 

Kiwi Crate spring sale

Celebrate Spring and let Kiwi Crate provide hands-on projects designed to spark creativity and curiosity for kids. Each Kiwi Crate comes with 2-3 projects – including all the materials, inspiration and instruction – around a different theme every month.

But HURRY, Kiwi Crate is offering a 3 DAY Spring sale starting today! Save 30% on your 1st month subscription plus free shipping with code SPRING30.


Creativity kits for kids!

 

Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration. Kiwi Crate offers high quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.

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Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap + Giveaway *3 winners*

**Product was provided for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine**

When you work with preschoolers, you wash your hands. A LOT. I tried to count the number of times I washed my hands during the school day, but I quickly lost count. There are the “normal” hand washing times…before & after fixing snacks or lunch, and after using the restroom. Then there are a bajillion other times…during art time (after painting, gluing, etc), after wiping a nose (or a bottom!), after tying a shoe, after putting a band aid on a boo boo, after cleaning the toilet, after being outside on the playground…and I could go on and on.

Needless to say, my hands get extremely dry with all this hand washing. This winter the washing with the dry air even caused my skin to crack in places. Even with lotion they were still sooooo dry. When I receive this Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap, I was excited to try it.

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New Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap brings nourishment and skin hydration to your hand washing experience.  Let the smooth feel of Miracle Oil gently remove dirt from your hands and leave them feeling smooth and refreshed.

Miracle Oil is infused with Marula Oil and uses Micro Oil technology to nourish and deeply hydrate your skin while protecting it from sin damaging free radicals.

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I love products with a strong scent.  This conditioning soap has a very subtle (but very pleasant) scent that stayed on my hands for a long time after washing.  I purposely have not put any lotion on my hands since getting my Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap and so far my hands have not been dry or flaky.

If you would like a chance to win a coupon for a free dial hand soap product, enter below.  There will be 3 winners!

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