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Monday, October 22, 2018

Top 5 Qualities of a 5 STAR Babysitter

Date nights. We love them and dare I say “dread” them all at the same time. Of course we love getting dressed up and we’re super excited to get some alone time with hubby, but then you remember “Oh wait...who will watch the kids?” I have spent hours calling relatives, searching Facebook groups, asking neighbors, and asking close friends for their sitters (people really do horde sitters!) - and still no luck.

After all the time searching, you almost want to say “forget it, let’s just stay in”. I always say to myself, am I asking for too much? Are my standards for sitters too high? I really don’t think they are. I just want a sitter who is:

Friday, October 19, 2018

Sore Muscle Bath Salt Soak with Essential Oils

I love giving homemade gifts, especially if I think they can help the person too. My mom has fibromyalgia and I have been trying to introduce her to the wonderful effects of essential oils for a while now. But I was recently introduced to Simply Earth and their recipe boxes and I thought it would be a great gift idea too!

Simply Earth has a Simply Pure Promise which means they work on creating the standards for what it means to have high quality oils. All this is backed with their 365 day Simply Earth Guarantee. To make sure each plant reaches its potential, they carefully and ethically choose a region where it will thrive. Then they work with their farmers. When their plants have reached maturity, they are harvested safely and fairly. From there they collect their natural essential oils through either cold-pressing or steam-distillation. Every batch is then tested to ensure 100% purity.

Include in my box was many recipes, but including a Sore Muscle Soak Recipe:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Experience Gift Ideas to Give Kids INSTEAD of Toys This Christmas

I don't know about you, but I'm over toys. The overwhelming amount of toys in house is getting to be a little much. And the fact that the kids beg for a toy and then it gets donated the following year is depressing and annoying. My children would rather spend their time with the people they love more than getting toys. Memories will last so much longer than this season's hottest toy. I have been wanting to share the gift ideas for a while because I think people are willing to gift the joy of experiences, they just don't know where to start. So I have compiled the long list of experience gift ideas to give kids instead of toys this holiday season that they will actually enjoy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe {Degustabox Box October 2018}

If you haven't purchased a Degusta Box Subscription Box yet, maybe this month's will change your mind. I have been reviewing this foodie subscription box for two years now and I love all of the products I have discovered along the way. This month had so many awesome yummy snack foods great for fall and I have included a yummy Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe too! Also don't forget new subscribers can get their first box for only $12.99 which includes a free gift and free shipping.

First, what is Degusta Box? Degusta Box is an on-line food subscription service that delivers a monthly surprise box containing the latest and best products, from small and big brands alike, to the homes of the consumer: saving time and money. You can cancel anytime.

So what was in the box?