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Monday, May 18, 2015

Graduation Money Origami

It's that time of year again, when school goers of all ages are graduating. So instead of just slapping some money in a card, I say why not have a little fun, origami style!

I had to search high and low to find a mortarboard (graduation cap) money origami that had the tassel included. These instructions are from Green Origami Gifts by Sy Chen, so unfortunately I can't post his step-by-steps directly.

These are actually really easy to fold, but if you are scared, practice with a piece of scrap paper before you fold the bill. Even though it has the tassel folded already, I decided to add some twine in school colors. Just a fun little touch and way cooler than just handing someone cash!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Carefree Liners Review

Time for another Influenster VoxBox, this one brought to us by Carefree®. For review this month we got to try out some panty liners as part of the #FreshisFierce campaign. I let 'A' try these out as well to give her opinion, so this one is a dual review.

As far as size, shape, and coverage these are great liners. The sticky backing covers the entire back to give a smooth adhesion. However, this doesn't prevent bunching up during physical activity. 'A' says she would not wear these to gym ever again.

Moisture absorption is fine but the plastic baking really traps humidity against the body making you feel very sweaty, which is not a comfortable thing.

Finally the surface of these is soft but with long term (day long) wear there is pilling on the surface, which is uncomfortable.

All in all I would say that for short term, low activity, or over night wear, these would be fine liners. Otherwise I would go with something else.

I received all products complimentary from Influenster.
The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Apple Pie Coleslaw

Spring to me means the beginning of salad season. We have some sort of salad with just about every meal during the warmer months so I've had to come up with some variety and surprises to having the normal boring tossed green salad every night. With that in mind, I thought I'd share one of our favorites.

Apple Pie Coleslaw
1 small head cabbage
1 large green apple
2 stalks celery
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
pinch Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise (or sour cream)
1 tsp. lemon juice

Shred or thinly chop cabbage. Cut apple and celery into small chunks. If your prefer, you may thinly slice apples. Place in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until well coated. Serves appx 10.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Pink Papaya Hand Scrub Review

Lucky us, this month the lovely Brooke from Pink Papaya Spa and Beauty sent us some Pink Papaya Cranberry Orange Hand Scrub to review. Right out of the box I fell in love with this scrub. Even the container is wonderful with it's mirror like shine and adorable little spoon. But what's not to love about tiny spoons?

First things first, I gathered a little intell on the company. It's a home based sales company, yes, but I think it's their products that make them different.  They source USA ingredients and manufacture 98% of their products in the USA. They are part of the Natural Products Association and offer 100% natural botanically based products. I'm kind of a naturals snob when it come to products claiming to be natural because most in fact contain all sorts of chemicals. That is not the case here. The ingredients list for this particular item reads like a grocery list: Sugar, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed, Vitamin E, Corn Oil, Fragrance, and Papaya Extract. No parabeans, no PEG's, and no dyes, so we'll let them off the hook for the added "fragrance," for now.

Now for the good part, trying it out. This is where that cute little spoon comes in to play. That tiny scoop of scrub is all you need, really. It has a great oily grit that really rubs off the dead skin. Rub and scrub and enjoy the smell. The cranberry orange combination reminds me of pink grapefruit and is very pleasant, if not a bit strong (probably don't even need that extra fragrance they add). Scrub, rinse, pat dry and then, if you are anything like me, this is where you realize the oil has stayed on your hands leaving them silky soft and smooth and you will waste the next ten minutes caressing them. The smooth skin stays through several hand washings and even days later your hands are still softer than normal. Rub in a dollop of coconut oil after drying and they stay soft even longer.

So the final real test was to use this after cutting onions to see if it can remove the smell as claimed. And the results? It really does eliminate that terrible onion smell from your hands. I'm now keeping this by the kitchen sink so I remember to use it when ever I cook with something strong smelling like onions.

If you'd like to order hand scrub or any of the other wide variety of products offered you can visit Brooke at www.pinkpapayaparty.com/bdodge OR find her on Facebook at Pink Papaya Spa and Beauty.

I received all products complimentary from Pink Papaya Spa and Beauty.
The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.