Dinglehopper #mermaidmonday

Ariel by PinkLemon91
Some days you just got to get the dinglehopper out and get down to business.

Big Dreams Big Prints



A while back I was given a chance from the Canvas Factory to have a print made of one of my photos, I chose the one above from my Winter Faerie set ... and it turned out beautifully!

There's something about having a big print made of one of your photography prints.

They let me get a 16x20 canvas backed print of my photograph done, and man, it came out beautifully. Like you can post them online, print out an 8x10 but it's not the same as seeing a BIG print of a magical moment you caught in time.






They did a wonderful job with this print, there's not even words to tell you how great it came out. And these photos don't do it justice. It looks beautiful hanging in the hallway and I feel a well of pride every time I walk past it.

I definitely recommend one getting a big print made of your photography and I recommending using the Canvas Factory. They gifted this to me in exchange for my honest review but regularly it would cost around $40 which is a great price!

Simple, Budget-Friendly Commitments to Help You Achieve Good Health

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The notion of living an all-around healthy life is something that many of us long for, but life often gets in the way and makes it difficult to obtain. If we are already overwhelmed by the pressures of our daily obligations, how are we supposed to add more to our plate and give ourselves more things to think about? Plus, dieting and gym memberships can get expensive.

Fortunately, living healthy doesn’t require you to transform every aspect of your life or drain your bank account. There are simple habits that, when incorporated in everyday life, can put you on the path toward good health. The important thing is that you decide you want it and commit to starting with practical but significant changes.

Treat Yourself to Nutrients


It’s true that diets and eating plans can cost a lot of money, but you can make a big difference in how you feel everyday — and give yourself a better chance at a long life — just by eating more whole foods and less processed foods. Many processed foods (e.g., granola bars, packaged meats, dried fruit, etc.) are loaded with hidden sugar, sodium, and fats. Opt for whole foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, chicken, fish, nuts, and seeds. Once you commit to changing one or two meals a day, chances are you will feel the benefits and start to enjoy healthy eating.

Break a Sweat


Exercise is also crucial when it comes to living healthy. Here are just a few of the head-to-toe benefits of following a consistent fitness routine:

  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • More flexibility and mobility
  • Stronger cardiovascular system
  • Lower chance of chronic disease
  • Higher energy and productivity levels
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Boosted self-confidence

If you want to add physical activity to your life without spending money on a gym membership or personal training, consider setting up a gym at home. By investing some money up front, you can have everything you need with ultimate convenience. Dick’s Sporting Goods has tons of affordable workout equipment and gear (e.g., stationary bikes, free weights, etc.), and they accept a variety of online coupons and promo codes that can save you even more money.

Get Some Shuteye


Along with eating well and exercising, your body and mind need sleep. Unfortunately, sleep is often seen as a luxury in a goal-driven culture, but it’s not a luxury and it’s anything but a waste of time. When we don’t get adequate sleep, we can’t properly recover from the day and regenerate for the next. This means that we compromise our energy levels, productivity, and even the safety of ourselves and those around us.

Whenever possible, try to get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, even if it means forming a new bedtime routine and/or making fewer commitments in the evening. Things like taking a warm bath, reading instead of watching TV, and listening to soothing music cost little to nothing and can transform your sleep patterns.

Take a Break


Finally, relaxation is key to head-to-toe health. As important as it is to be consistent with your diet and exercise, sometimes you may just need to take a break from your routine. A short break from your workout regimen or the occasional splurge meal can help you relax, as long as you’ve established your healthy routines enough to fall back in without issue. Also, finding a hobby or activity that brings joy to your life can do wonders for your stress levels and overall well-being. Think of anything you would like to do if you were on staycation, and shoot for doing it at least once a week.

Living healthy requires a commitment to make practical changes, but it doesn’t require you to cut out all the joy in your life. So, be mindful of the nutrition your body and mind need when you eat, and start exercising regularly. Remember to get adequate sleep, and take a break and relax sometimes. If you start by making simple, healthy, budget-minded choices, you may quickly realize the benefits and never look back.

Bounding #MermaidMonday

Ariel Disneybound - The Little Mermaid by DarcRose22
Have you ever done Disney Bounding? I did once for Halloween but I would love to do it at Disney World. Don't know what Disney Bounding is? It's a way to get around the not being allowed to wear a costume to the park. And there's some awesome outfits people put together.

The bitter truths: How should you talk about money in a relationship?



“Money may not buy love, but fighting about it will bankrupt your relationship”


Psychologists say that people in relationships discuss various things with each other. They talk about sex, food, clothes, movies, music, art, politics, and so on. But most of them avoid talking about money since it’s a very sensitive subject.

Statistics reveal that financial issues are a major reason behind 90% of divorce. So if you want to take your relationship one step ahead, then it’s necessary to talk about money issues, and see where both of you stand financially. Sharing the same financial goals or respecting each other’s financial views is important for maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner. Otherwise, small financial issues will become big with time and lead to ugly fights later.

Thinking about how to talk about money with your partner? Don’t worry. Here are a few tips you can use to talk about money-related issues.

1. Find the right time to initiate a conversation


Don’t rush into talking about financial matters with your partner if you feel that the right time has not arrived yet. Every relationship grows at its natural pace, and you have to wait patiently until the right time arrives. Now the question is, how do you know when it’s the right time? Well, spend a few months with your partner and notice his/her approach toward money. Does she/he spend a lot more than his/her income? Does he/she lead a lavish life on credit cards? Does he/she talk about credit card debt in front of you?

If the answer is ‘yes’, then you can bring up the subject when he/she tries to pay bills with credit cards. You can calmly inform him/her that enjoying a lavish life on credit cards is not good. It leads to debt. If he/she is not careful, he/she may have to negotiate credit card settlement soon. Observe his/her reaction to your statement. If he/she takes your statement positively, then you can dig deep into his/her financial life.

2. Share your financial feelings with each other


Sharing is caring. When you’re in a committed relationship, you should vent out your feelings on financial matters. You need to share your past experiences (both good and bad) and future financial goals. Talk about your parents’ approach toward money and how you like to deal with it. If you love to save money, inform your partner about it. If you love to spend money, then talk about it because these issues will come up when both of you start living together.

3. Explain your point of view and listen to his/her opinion


Honestly speak about how you feel about money. If you’re fiercely independent in nature, then obviously you must have a problem in being taken care of financially. In that case, put forward your thought politely to your partner. If you’re extremely rich, then you may have reservations about your partner’s spending behavior. You may not like to have anyone in your life who has an eye on your properties rather than on you.

After you have expressed your point of view, ask your partner to share his/her point of view. See if both of you can accept each other’s standpoint. If both of you can accept and respect each other’s opinion, then you can think about your relationship seriously.

4. Speak how you want to manage financial matters


If both of you are ready to walk down the aisle, then there are a few things you need to talk about beforehand. For instance, how do you want to manage your finances after getting married? Do you want to merge your finances or do you want to keep your bank accounts separate? If you don’t intend to maintain joint bank accounts, then be clear about it right now. It will help you to avoid miscommunications in the future.

Tell your partner that he/she has to manage his/her own money. All the financial accounts will be separate including credit cards. That will help to maintain separate credit history.

No one knows what will happen in the future. If you decide to file a divorce or your partner dies early, then it will create unnecessary financial problems if you don’t have a credit history. It will be hard for you to qualify for a home loan or a credit card. Maintaining joint credit cards with both of your names is not a wise financial decision. Explain this hard fact to your partner before getting married.

Conclusion


The idea of revealing your financial life to your spouse can be a bit embarrassing. You may feel that your money matters are your business only. Your partner has nothing to be bothered about them. But the practical life is something different. When you get into a long-term commitment with somebody, you’re connecting that person to your life. So it’s essential that you put everything on the table.

Author Bio: Stacy B Miller is a writer, blogger and a content marketing enthusiast. Her blog vents out her opinions on debt, money and financial issues. Her articles have been published in various top-notch websites and she plans to write many more for her readers. You can connect with her in Facebook and Twitter.

5 Tips for Styling Your Bedroom as Your Relaxation Haven

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As a mom, you must take care of yourself as you are constantly multitasking with your children and partner. Daily life and chores can be demanding, so having your bedroom as a haven is a must.

Imagine having a bedroom that is clutter-free and is stylized for the sole purpose of rest and relaxation. At the end of a long day, you have a perfect place to escape from all the chaos of your life.

See the following simple tips on how to quickly transform your bedroom into sleep central.

1. Take Out the Electronics


Since we are asleep for a third of our lives, it makes sense that we take active steps to protect our sleep as an essential part of life. It;s worth taking the time to turn off your social media in the bedroom, especially your cell phone if you scroll through Facebook in bed before you go to sleep at night.

While you are at it, take your TV out of your bedroom altogether, along with tablets, phones, and any other device that could distract you - the blue light emitted from these objects can actually force you to stay up longer.

2. Dedicate Your Bedroom Only to Sleep


As part of ridding your bedroom of electronics that can distract and overstimulate you, it is important to make your bedroom just for sleep altogether. To make your bedroom a sleep haven, remove exercise equipment, work-related documents, and any other non-sleep related items like unnecessary decorations and clutter that can increase stress and distract you from sleep. Consider clearing your countertops and shelf space in your bedroom of anything that is not directly related to sleep.

3. Try Some Feng Shui


Feng shui refers to a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. You can use these principles or laws in your bedroom, if you believe in this impact of energy flow based on the placement of furniture and objects in a room.

Accordingly, consider feng shui guidelines for bed structure and placement that promote deeper, quality sleep. Bed guidelines in feng shui mean a solid headboard, good frame height, and no underneath storage. Use this powerful energy of love and healing in your bedroom.

4. Style Your Bedside Table


Carefully choose what goes on your bedside table and be strategic. Like on bedroom furniture countertops and shelves, avoid clutter and unnecessary items on your bedside table as well, choosing only the essentials for sleep. Consider light reading material, an essential oils diffuser, a sleep mask, and an alarm clock if it doesn’t distract you.

5. Add a Plant or Two


Plants are an excellent natural remedy that help facilitate sleep in two main ways. Plants are shown to be a proven stress reducer and even lower blood pressure. Also, plants are known to significantly reduce indoor air pollution that can prohibit sleep, since the toxins found indoors can cause irritation, plus swelling and congestion of airways, both causing sleep deprivation. Some plants are more effective than others in detoxing your home, so make sure you know what you’re looking for.

Once you are a mom, getting a full night’s rest may seem like a thing of the past, but it is obtainable in a space in the house you can make your own. Use these quick and easy tips to make your bedroom your own sleep sanctuary.


Author Bio: Laurie is a freelance writer on the east coast who enjoys writing on health and lifestyle topics and spending her free time outdoors. 

Silly Faces #mermaidmonday

Richard Schaefer as Aerial by veronarmon


Sometimes we all need a bit of silliness in our life.

Sun Sparkles #mermaidmonday

Mermaid by luxwar

Press Here! Reiki for Beginners




How I Tame My Curly Hair

So if you didn't know already I have some curly hair, and recently I came across a meme on Facebook that totally made sense to me. Curly hair is fun, beautiful and carefree till it's on your head and you need to make it presentable.



By the way, if you haven't already you should stop by and like the new Facebook page.

I feel this meme on a soul level. Asking me to go anywhere in the morning before I can shower requires me to either show up rocking some crazy curls or throwing my hair back in a bun. It's also something I have to constantly explain to the boyfriend as to why I can't shower at night, my hair will be a horror show in the morning.


To be honest this was a calm morning hair and you can still see how some of it is trying to stick up. And no brushing doesn't help. I really only brush it in the morning if I want to be able to put it up since I can't even get my fingers through this mess.

Here are my Faerie Tips on Taming the Wild Curls



  • First, you got to brush that mess! So get yourself a good brush, a detangling one is nice if you need to quickly get the hair brushed and up, but what you want is one that is going to distribute the oils down the hair shaft.


  • Second is wash if it's a shampoo day. I try to only shampoo my hair every other day, but I sweat in my sleep so it depends on whether I feel if my hair needs it or not. But only do the roots! This is especially important for curly girls because shampoo tends to strip your hair and the curls need moisture.


  • Third is massage that scalp! I put this third because you should either do this when you are shampooing or if it's not a wash day do it doing while you condition. I use this handheld little thing called a shampoo brush, it's recommended to promote hair growth, it also stimulates those oils.


  • Fourth condition baby! Use a good thick conditioner that promotes smoothness or moisture. And coat that hair good. Work it in from tip to root, curls need lots of conditioning. I like to leave it on for a few minutes as almost like a mini mask while I wash up.


  • Fifth comb it out. Before you rinse get a good wide tooth comb, and comb the condition through your hair. Not only does this make sure its all through your hair but it gets out most of the tangles.


Congrats! You made it through the shower. Now make sure not to rough up that hair you want to squeeze it out with the towel. Then you want to get a microfiber towel, or a headwrap one, or a t-shirt(!) and comb out the hair with that wide tooth comb again and wrap it up.

Then to finish it all off you'll want a good smoothing cream or leave in conditioner. Get a good dollop in your hand and hand comb it through the hair. Then get that detangling brush out, if you got one, if not get your trusty wide tooth comb and brush out your hair. I usually hand comb it again to get the nice waves all throughout.

Ta-Da! I have transformed my hair!



Here's what I use:
These aren't affiliate links I just like to shop at Target. 


Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream • styling/ • $3.99
Suave® Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Moisturizing Conditioner - 28 fl oz • Suave • $4.29
Suave® Suave Professionals Rosemary Mint Shampoo - 12.6 fl oz • Suave • $2.94
Wet Brush Detangler Hipster Hair Brush • $9.99
Conair Cararra Marble Detangle Comb • Conair • $3.99
Conair Ceramic Porcupine Cushion Brush • Conair • $10.29

Cheeky Mermaid #mermaidmonday

Tommie by edwin7
Are you cheeky? Or sassy? have a bit of a sarcastic tendency?

Yes to all, would be me.

Sometimes I think it's my default, to be sarcastic. Even when I'm really trying to not be sarcastic. Like this morning I tripped over my boyfriend's flip flops. I was like it's all good I didn't fall, sometimes I can't always tell that if I sound sarcastic. But this morning I could tell. I was like no I'm not being sarcastic, genuinely good, I didn't fall it's all good.

Do you ever catch yourself being sarcastic when you aren't trying to be?

Spring Goals

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Hey guys! I know I have been missing the personal touch here on the blog lately. I'm trying to fix that. So let's dive in since it's officially Spring now I figured I would pick a few goals for the season.

I think you can probably guess what the first goal is going to be, that's right, being more active on the blog. I need to start doing more here personally, not just guest posts. Plus I have a ton of review backlog that I need to get through!

I really need to start using my planner system more, right now I'm actually making a review list, which is why I know I'm so far behind. Hopefully, if I start using it more I won't get so backlogged.

Get the house in order! This one is going to kill me, probably. If you remember I was limited in what I could do because of the injury on my leg so things piled up. Not to say that my lovely boyfriend didn't do anything but his level of picked up is not the same as mine. Not to mention he tried to focus on the kids' room and that is like a neverending battle.

Get back in the habit of going to the gym. I and my boyfriend are going to start going again. I need to get back into that habit since it helps with my pain and I need to be more active again since I can.

So there you go, I got four goals for the Spring season right now. What are your goals?

Hudson Valley Women Invited to Design Their Financial Empire


Divine Asset Management to host an intimate luncheon and conversation focused on transforming women’ s perception of their own financial Power



Divine Asset Management LLC, has announced that it will be teaming up with the I Can Still Do That Foundation to host an educational and networking luncheon for women of all industries, ages and professions in the Hudson Valley.

Danielle Hughes, Co-Creator of Divine Asset Management, will be sharing with attendees her message: “financial power isn’t just the balance in your savings account; it’s a purposeful, Empiring state of mind”.

At the luncheon, Danielle will introduce Divine’s Five Principles of Wealth Wisdom and will empower attendees to emotionally connect with their financial desires. Women are in control of financial decisions more than ever before but they are also locked out of the bigger picture of wealth. Danielle will show them how to break away from the shame associated with facing the unknowns of their finances and engage in a conversation about their financial decisions. Attendees will be inspired to stretch their money muscle while learning methods and habits to empower their financial future.

Danielle Hughes has over 26 years experience on Wall Street as a trader, investment banker, and thought leader. Independence, trust and transparency are the keys to Divine’s success. In 2015 Divine was named Women- Owned Brokerage of the Year by Traders Magazine. Danielle is a frequent guest on financial media including CNBC, FOX News and Yahoo.

The luncheon is presented by I Can Still Do That, a foundation that supports and educates individuals in transition. During the luncheon there will be an opportunity to register on The Senior Business Directory—a curated library of resources as well as an intergenerational ecosystem to support Senior-owned businesses and Baby Boomer entrepreneurs.


Event details:


March 22, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ole Savannah’s 100 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY
Cost: $40 (seats are limited to 28 guests and must be purchased in advance)https://wwl-hv-03-2019.splashthat.com/

Tickets include a presentation from Danielle Hughes, networking and a prix fix lunch in a private dining room.

About


Divine Asset Management is an independent and holistic financial advisory firm with a new and proven approach to money awareness and management. Our principles align with the way women Gather, Grow and Give in their lives and businesses. In 2015 Divine was named Women-Owned Brokerage of the Year by Traders Magazine. Dani is a frequent guest on financial media including CNBC, FOX News and Yahoo.
https://www.divineassetmgt.com 

Women Who Lunch is a national networking event that encourages intergenerational collaboration with chapters in NYC, LA, Philly, Boston, South Florida and in the Hudson Valley. http://florencebelskyfoundation.org/program/women-who-lunch/

I Can Still Do That, a branch of the Florence Belsky Foundation, in conjunction with the Women Who Lunch series, the I Can Still Do That Foundation is releasing it’s Senior Business Directory to foster a new community that can help facilitate creation of intergenerational opportunities. The Senior Business Directory is a new platform, marketplace and ecosystem with curated content and resources for entrepreneurs of all ages and stages which provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect for mentorship and support. To register, just go here: www.seniorbusinessdirectory.org

Home is Where the Mermaids Are

Home Mermaid by xbymzymx
Home is where the mermaids are
Home is where the mermaids roam
Where the swim
Shed their skin
And just be

And the Oceans will be Mine!

Vanessa / Ursula Little Mermaid by CeroArt

Somedays I definitely feel like I connect with Ursula more than Ariel.


Poor Unfortunate Souls
The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself
Can you do that?
My dear, sweet child, that's what I do
It's what I live for
To help unfortunate merfolk like yourself
Poor souls with no one else to turn to
I admit that in the past I've been a nasty
They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch
But you'll find that nowadays
I've mended all my ways
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
To this
And I fortunately know a little magic
It's a talent that I always have possessed
And dear lady, please don't laugh
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, the lonely, and depressed (Pathetic)
Poor unfortunate souls
In pain, in need
This one longing to be thinner
That one wants to get the girl
And do I help them?
Yes, indeed
Those poor unfortunate souls
So sad, so true
They come flocking to my cauldron
Crying, "Spells, Ursula, please!"
And I help them
Yes I do
Now it's happened once or twice
Someone couldn't pay the price
And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals
Yes I've had the odd complaint
But on the whole I've been a saint
To those poor unfortunate souls
Have we got a deal?
If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again
But you'll have your man
Life's full of tough choices, isn't it?
Oh, and there is one more thing
We haven't discussed the subject of payment
But I don't have-
I'm not asking much, just a token really, a trifle
What I want from you is your voice
But without my voice, how can I-
You'll have your looks, your pretty face
And don't underestimate the importance of body language, ha!
The men up there don't like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore
Yet on land it's much preferred for ladies not to say a word
And after all dear, what is idle babble for?
Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who's withdrawn
It's she who holds her tongue who gets a man
Come on you poor unfortunate soul
Go ahead
Make your choice
I'm a very busy woman and I haven't got all day
It won't cost much
Just your voice!
You poor unfortunate soul
It's sad but true
If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet
You've got the pay the toll
Take a gulp and take a breath
And go ahead and sign the scroll
Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys
The boss is on a roll
This poor unfortunate soul
Beluga sevruga
Come winds of the Caspian Sea
Larengix glaucitis
Et max laryngitis
La voce to me
Now, sing
Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah
Keep singing!
Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah
Songwriters: Alan Menken / Howard Elliott Ashman
Poor Unfortunate Souls lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

How to Be a Better You in 2019 | Guest Post

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You’ve already made your New Year’s resolutions. And they’re excellent instruments for self-improvement that you shouldn’t shy away from. For one thing, a list of goals forces you to think about your life, and particularly what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. Resolutions also provide specific challenges to overcome, whether it’s related to your health, your career or your personal life.

So, what should you do in 2019? Here are a few ideas for having your best year yet.

Take Control of Anxiety


With all the stress and worrying about needs of others in your daily life, it’s important to make self-care a priority. One of the first areas you should address is anxiety. While medications can suppress anxiety, they can also come with a long list of potential side effects. It’s no wonder that more people are searching for a natural solution to ease their turbulent thoughts. CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular as a method of reducing anxiety. If this seems like an option you want to try, make sure you learn more about CBD first by researching online.

Revamp Your Exercise Routine


Changing up your fitness routine is one of the most effective means to burning more calories and building muscle. Besides busting through those pesky plateaus, you’ll also keep from getting bored, which happens easily when you’re doing the same exercises at the gym over and over again. A lower risk of overuse injuries is just the icing on the cake.

Improve Your Diet


The importance of healthy eating can’t be stressed enough. You’ve probably already been bombarded with articles explaining the benefits of packing in plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. What you may not have considered is getting all that goodness by learning some new recipes to keep things interesting on your plate.

Mind Your Dental Hygiene


There’s more to dental hygiene than just brushing and flossing on the regular to keep your teeth pearly white. Make an appointment with the dentist to make sure everything in your mouth is on the up and up. Recent scientific studies have demonstrated the link between poor dental hygiene and mental illnesses such as depression. Think of that check-up as a vital part of your self-care.

Expand Your Intellect


One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to do learn is by reading, so turn off your TV and pick up a book. Billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett reads at least 500 pages a day, which may be a bit much if you’re busy and pressed for time. There’s nothing stopping you from doing what you can on your lunch break or before bed, though.

Take a Step Up Professionally


You can ask for that promotion you deserve or even branch out on your own and set up a small business using the knowledge you’ve acquired through years on the job. Both of those options might require some additional education, so explore training and courses that will give you a leg up while challenging your mind.

Forge Deeper Relationships


A vibrant and supportive social life is as important to your overall well-being as diet and exercise, perhaps even more so. That’s why you shouldn’t treat your friends as just a source of fun and amusement; it’s also important to strengthen your emotional bonds with them. According to a writer with Lifehacker, a great way to do that is planning activities that spark meaningful conversations.

Lend a Hand


What could be better than helping those in need while also finding a source of happiness and pride? Those are just two of the reasons to volunteer, along with making some friends and even giving your career a boost, says a doctor writing for Psychology Today. Get in touch with a non-profit that interests you, and get to it.

Spend More Time Outdoors


If you need a reason to go outside more often, here are 12. One of the more important ones is that a hike in the woods or a day at the beach actually enhances your short-term memory. It’s also an excellent way to relieve some of that stress from your hectic lifestyle.

If you follow a few of these suggestions, you’re likely to have a fantastic 2019. Remember to visualize success and reward the little victories along the way in order to stay on track.




Stephanie is living her best life! Giving herself a boost through personal development, there are three main aspects she focuses on: self-knowledge, self-care and self actualization.

Coffee #MermaidMonday

Starbucks Siren by Morbid-Seraphim

Sometimes I think we all need to get a cup of coffee and relax for a bit. This mermaid knows what I'm talking about.

Sparking Learning with Cinderella



Experience the magic of Cinderella like never before with this gorgeous interactive sound book! Bring this classic fairy tale to life with music by using your magic wand. Simply tap the wand on the musical note to activate the sounds. Become the Fairy Godmother's assistant and help Cinderella go to the ball and meet her prince: just turn the page and see the magic happen!


I was so happy to get this book from Quarto Knows for my daughter, she loves fairy tales and music. They promoted it by saying use this as a way to get the tablet out of your kid's hands. It's an interactive storybook of Cinderella, it comes with the fairy godmother's wand that you pop out. Not only is this wand adorable, but you use it to make the music play along with the story.  


As you can see not only did my daughter love the book and wand but she took it a step further and tried to write out Cinderella in cursive like on the book cover! I was so impressed, she's 7 and in second grade so she hasn't been taught cursive yet. I even asked her if her brother helped her and she (and he) say no.

I would say this book is a definite win! I definitely recommend it. Quarto Knows recommends it for ages 3-7 and you can get it at the link above, and there are other stories as well!

Fill Your Tummy with Moringa Wellness



Moringa Wellness is a company that has a vision to supply healthy, functional food and snack options; for everyday use, under the banner "Nutritious meets delicious" using Southern African indigenous natural plant extracts.

What is Moringa? 
  • Moringa Oleifera, known as Moringa, is the most nutrient rich plant known to science... Moringa, has been referred to as the “Miracle Tree” and the “Tree of Life”. Its uses as a health and medicinal plant have been recognized for centuries.



I was so happy to receive all this amazing stuff from Moringa Wellness



What I could try was simply delish! There was coconut oil in some of the bars, meaning they were a no go for me. But as you can see I enjoyed what I could have! It was sooooo yummy. The kids enjoyed them too. And the RSQ tablets were amazingly helpful with calming down the kids for bedtime. Which is saying something. Even my grandfather used them.


The muffins were a huge hit. Delicious, easy and fast to make. They were also gone in a flash. Baked goods do not last long in our house.

All in all, I thank Moringa Wellness very much and definitely approve of them, and recommend them to everyone! I loved the nut free 'peanut butter' packets, I ate them by themselves!