My Top Ten List of Taking Care of You

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Taking time for yourself is important!  I have realized this more and more as my children have gotten older.  For years my focus was on raising them.  I have found though as the years pass by and they begin to move into their late teens and early twenties, that my time leading them is nearing to an end.  Well, not really.  As a mom of boys I do hope that they remain a “Momma’s Boy” forever.  Honestly, what I really mean is that I neglected to take care of me when they were younger because all of my time and energy was focused on my children.  Now that they are older and I actually have time for me, I have discovered some secrets that help me to stay young and vibrant!

One of those secrets is taking the time to care of myself on the outside.  By taking time focusing on my outward appearance, I have found that is helps impact me internally in a positive way.  I feel better about myself and if I feel better about me, then everyone and everything around me benefits from that strength!  Since I do not have an endless supply of money at my disposable I have learned that Suave will provide you with that expense look you want at a fraction of the price.  Truth is, even if I did have an endless supply of money, I would still go with Suave.  It is truly the best product out there for your needs and Walmart is the place to go to get it!

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See how you can live beautifully with savings on Suave products only at Walmart.  The Walmart Suave Hub is filled with beauty tips, product promotions, and more and as a family of Suave users, this makes this momma happy because we know firsthand just how much their products really work.  So, check out the Suave Hub and take advantage of all they have to offer!  You will not be disappointed!

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I leave you with my Top Ten List of Taking Care of YOU!

10. H2O! Drink plenty of water!  Try to drink at least half you body weight a day if possible.  I know that can be hard but drinking lots of water helps keep you looking younger.

9. Sleep! Get at least 8 hours of sleep nightly. A well rested body helps to keep you healthy.

8. Eat!  Eat fruits and vegetables daily.  It is important to provide your body with a nutrients it needs.

7. Exercise!  Kind of funny I would write that because it is not my favorite thing to do; however, the benefits of it far outweigh my hatred! Find something or someone to motivate you to exercise.

6. Engage!  It is important that you keep your mind engaged and learn new things despite your age.  Reading and/or playing games can contribute to keeping your mind sharp!

5. Laugh! Seek out humor in your life.  Laughing is great medicine.

4. Give!  There is nothing more rewarding than giving back to your family, friends, and even strangers.

3. Live!  Live your life.  As in the expression YOLO, you only live once.  Make time to go to the theater, sporting events, movies, etc..  Do not look back and say I wish I had….

2. Legacy!  Be who you are and leave your mark on this world!

1. Love!  Love others and yourself like it was your last day.

Disclosure:  My post was sponsored by Global Influence and per FTC Regulations, the opinions presented here are my own.

Let Essential Oils Enhance Your Laundry

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Scents


As a mother of two boys I find myself having to rewash clothes over and over again.  I even forget to switch them from time to time and what I am left with…well….IT STINKS!  I hate having to rewash and really load up on the detergent just to get rid of the smell.  Well, I worry no more about those times I slip up (or my kids)!  A few months ago I was turned on to a little secret—Purex Crystals.  These have been available for a few years now but I had never took the time to pick them up because I really didn’t know what they were for exactly.

Purex Crystals are used as an in-wash scent booster.  It helps to eliminate laundry odors and believe me, leaving the laundry the washing machine a few days really puts the stink in your clothes!  WIth the addition of a scent booster to your laundry routine you will be able to get the fresh scent back into your clothes so they do not stink.

Purex Crystals now offers Aromatherapy Scents!  The aromatherapy scents enhance your laundry using essential oils that provides you with a long lasting scent!  The scent is literally infused into your laundry and permeates your clothing with a personal expressiveness that lasts for weeks, not days.
  • Well Being: fresh blossoms scent
  • Energy: Citrus scent
  • Serenity: Water-lilies scent
I was able to sample the Well Being, a fresh blossoms scent.  As a lover of flowery scents this was right up my alley!  It smells heavenly!
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Disclosure:  The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in exchange for a product review.  All opinions provided are my own.

Cascade Platinum SHINING Review!


Stop “dish-wasting” your time!  That’s what Market Watch recently discovered after working with Marie Claire.  “A new survey from Cascade Platinum and Marie Claire reveals that nearly all people are doing their dishes incorrectly with 96-percent wasting up to an hour pre-washing their dishes each week – when they should not. In order to get the most optimum clean and shine, it’s important to skip the prewash and use Cascade Platinum. This is because the special enzymes in Cascade Platinum latch onto the leftover food particles, breaking them down so they can wash away – even 24-hour stuck on food. With no food particles on the dishes, the enzymes can’t do their job as well and this can lead to dish issues.”

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I had a blast at my Cascade Platinum Shining party!  It was absolutely great to watch my family and friends witness the awesome cleaning power of Cascade Platinum!  As much as I want to keep this little secret to myself, it looks like the secret is out!  Even my 15 year old son commented that Cascade Platinum can remove ANYTHING!  At this party we did things a little different–breakfast was served at our recent vacation south for our Fall Break.  We all gathered around and celebrated the beauty of the Fall and the magical power of Cascade Platinum  After we had delicious homemade French toast, the dishes were inserted into the dishwasher the following morning!  Did my family think I was nuts for leaving it out?  Yes!  But the next day they understood why!  As I suspected and as Marie Claire’s survey indicated, this dishwashing tablet remove stuck on food particles up to 24 hours later!  Friends and family were amazed with the cleaning power of this tablet and even took the survey at to confirm their beliefs!  You want something that works?  I am telling you–LOOK no further than Cascade Platinum!  It will do the job!

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Disclosure:  This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Chapped Lips? Relief in Sight!


Being a member of Smiley 360 is great!  I love to reviews products that they send me because they are always practical ones such as this new Chapstick!

With the cooler weather fast approaching, my family’s lips are the first to suffer.  We can’t seem to keep enough Chapstick in stock to fight dry and cracked lips.  Thanks to Chapstick’s new dual ended chapstick we will receive two benefits from one tube!   First, our lips will receive the benefits of moisturizing with Chapstick’s antioxidant CoQ10 and Hyaluronic Spheres formula specially designed for long-lasting hydration.  It helps to give our lips a fuller and smoother appearance.  Then we get the added benefit of renewal.  Featuring natural butters such as Shea and Mango, the renewal side of this new dual ended Chapstick softens conditions and revitalizes lips.  Working together, this new dual-ended Hydration Lock is clinically proven for healthier looking lips and my family could not be more thankful this Fall/Winter season!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Smiley360 . My review of this contains my opinions.  I only recommend products or services that I would use myself and believe to be beneficial for my readers.