Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Santa Fe Art Supply Artist Brush Set

These artist brushes have been on my wish list for a long time. When I say a long time I mean not just years....I mean DECADES. 

You see, I used to be an art major in college. But somewhere between creative design 101 and sketching 102 I got it in my head to switch majors (to Economics of all things!) and my dreams of learning how to paint fell by the wayside.

Then came adulthood and motherhood and all the joys and trials and tribulations that come with such things, and my dreams of painting were still there but on the back burner of my mind.

Well no more! When I saw this set of brushes I said it's time for me to get back to doing what I love.

So I am happy I was able to obtain this set in exchange for my unbiased review, because it has everything I needed to get back to painting. 

Included in my order are 15 wooden brushes with: 
Polished handles
12 inch length
Range in size from 000 to 12
All shapes: Round, flat, filbert, fan, wide.
I also received an extra free gift: an extra ergonomic short handle for fine touches.

I also love that they come with a black zipper case for storage and you can also use it as a stand for easy paintbrush access while painting. 

I love these brushes! The fact that they are my first set since college makes them extra special but I especially love how sturdy they are - compared to the "kiddie" brushes I've used over the years doing crafts with the kids - these brushes don't shed hair in every creation.

Also the variety is fantastic - I can't imagine there is a size here you can't find. 

And the cost is a great deal considering how much you can pay these days for just a few or even a single brush. Not to mention these come with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Big bonus.

My review: 5 stars all the way around!

You can get these now on Amazon HERE.


100% Pure Cold Pressed. !00% Heavenly.
I am happy to report that I have died and gone to heaven.

No really I'm in heaven. 

Lemon heaven, that is.

After a few minutes around La Lune Naturals Lemon Essential Oil, I feel like I'm floating in the big lemon tree in the sky. This stuff is seriously awesome smelling.

It consists of Cold Pressed Lemon Oil (Citrus Limonum) from the rinds of fresh lemon, unfiltered and undiluted with no fillers, no alcohol or other additives. Like I said - heaven!

I love the amber glass bottle with glass dropper that comes with it. And this is no puny size - it's a big ol' honkin 4 oz size that is bigger than my hand. See my lovely hand photo? Like I said, this bottle is HUGE.

And if you're not familiar with the many uses of Lemon Essential Oil, you can download a free e-book HERE from La Lune Naturals.

Per La Lune Naturals: 
Some of the many uses of lemon oil include: 
- An air freshener or diffuser to remove unpleasant odors 
- Instant mood lifter when diffused in the air 
- Use in skin care and seasonal allergy recipes
- Improve complexion while leaving skin soft and supple.

La Lune Naturals lemon oil is highly concentrated and should be diluted with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, prior to use on the skin. Also dilute before using in sensitive areas such as the face, neck, etc. 

One of my favorite uses is to add a couple of drops to my shampoo. It smells great to us humans AND as an added BIG bonus, citrus repels mosquitoes -- and with camping season upon us, you can bet this stuff is coming with me!

You can purchase your own bottle of heaven on Amazon HERE.
I did receive this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback, regardless I only recommend products that worked for me and that I think will work for my readers.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Eco Defense All Natural Mosquito Repellent Bracelets

Can you smell it? That's not the smell of harmful chemicals like DEET - instead you are smelling only Citronella, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Mint Oils. So when I got the opportunity to receive Eco Defense's All Natural Mosquito Repellent Bracelets in exchange for a unbiased review I didn't hesitate.

We used to buy the curly bracelets that stretch around your wrists/ankles but they don't do a thing to fend of mosquitoes.You could literally wave the things right at them and it didn't deter them one bit. And I'm talking wearing one on every limb. Then we'd end up drenching ourselves with DEET sprays and wondering what new genetic diseases were forming in our bodies.

Not a problem anymore! We used them today in the woods (geocaching) and we're talking heavy mosquito presence and not a single bite. They took one whiff of us and were on their merry way.

And I love the fact that these bracelets are made with 100% natural oils - Citronella, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Mint. They don't smell as strong as citronella candles, just a pleasant whiff of fresh minty citrus.

You get 5 bracelets per pack and for the small amount - currently $11.99 with free shipping on Amazon - it's a no brainer to pick these up before you head outside this summer.

And they're completely adjustable to any sized wrist. Or to minimize any chance of skin irritation, especially in children under the age of 3, you can snap them onto a belt loop, or even a stroller or bedpost. And they are made with a very soft velvety material that doesn't scratch your wrist.

No more holding your breath while you spray chemicals all over your skin. These are just what I've been looking for to take camping with us this summer. Perfect!

I give Eco Defense All Natural Mosquito Repellent Bracelets 5 stars.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Camping in National Forest Was a Blast!

WOW we went camping and I came back ready for more!~

Just checking in with everyone to say HI and my reviews are coming soon....stay tuned!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: The Wind Leverager Delta Kite

The Wind Leverager - BIG KITE!
The Wind Leverager is a beautiful delta kite.

For those of you unfamiliar with aviation (like me!), a delta kite takes it's name from delta wing aircraft, with wings in the form of a triangle, named for its similarity in shape to the Greek uppercase letter delta (Δ).

I really love this kite! First of all, this kite is HUGE with its size of 180 x 90cm‏ (about 6 feet by 3 feet!) not including the tail, which makes it even bigger. That is one big kite!

All the kites we've owned up to this point were made of cheap polyester or plastic. Not this baby! It's made from strong nylon. The frame is made of resin rod which is stronger than fiberglass and also the most durable material for kite frames. It allows the kite to bend and crash, but not break.

Nothing flimsy here!

It was very easy to assemble: my 11-year old had no trouble putting it together all by himself. It comes with it's own kite bag with handle so that you take the kite apart to make it easy to carry wherever you go. Also included is a nice kite handle with a long and strong line string so that you can have everything you need to have a fantastic kite flying experience.

What's so great about flying a kite, you ask? Besides the obvious benefit of getting us up off our you-know-whats and away from all the annoying screen time, flying a kite also improves your concentration, increases your relaxation, improves your mood, and reduces tension from everyday life.

And it's perfect for flying at the beach or the park. Who among us wouldn't love being on the beach or a park on a windy day?
It is made to fly on winds of 5-20 mph and is perfect for kids (including us grown kids!) ages 6 and up.

I also love that this kite comes with a 100% lifetime money back guarantee. I expect with this quality it will last us for a very long time but it's nice to know you aren't risking much by buying it.

Right now The Wind Leverager is available on Amazon for a great price. It normally sells for over $40, but is currently on sale for $19.99.

I received this beautiful kite in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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