Month: June 2009

The Rosemary Company

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The herb rosemary is the ancient symbol of remembrance, and a traditional gift for someone special. Rosemary honors all the celebrations of life including unique and beautiful sympathy gifts. Here you will find mementoes chosen for their thoughtful, unique and memorable qualities.

The Rosemary Company has the cutest party favors that I’ve ever laid eyes on!  You’ll find quite a plethora of party favors for baby showers, bridal showers, anniversary, and more.  I love the selection that is carried compared to what I could find in my local party supply store. I like to be personal when it comes to parties and sometimes I can never find exactly what I am looking  for because the selection I’m used to looking through is extremely limited.

I was sent two products from their multiple birth line! Oh my goodness are these favors cute or what? They almost make me wish that the next time I am pregnant that I blessed with twins! Though triplets might be pushing it. Anyways, I was sent a sweet-pea scented bath bombs in an adorable green fleece pod and the “Pea in a Pod” Design Baby Shower Seed Packet & Flowerpot Favor! Are these not the cutest favors you’ve ever seen?

I tried out the bath beads in the pod and they smelled great! I have yet to plant the wildflower seeds that came with my flowerpot favor but look forward to doing that in the fall!

So, if you are looking for unique, cute, and memorable mementos, I highly recommend checking out:
The Rosemary Company at http://www.rosemarycompany.com or you can reach them at their toll-free number 1-800-823-3891.

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TGIF

Early this week, it felt like Friday would never get here! I’d been keeping quite busy this week but it’s all paying off! Today, I was able to kick back and relax. I watched Forest Gump this afternoon in it’s entirety for the first time. What a great movie!

I worked on a few more pages in my daughter’s birth to 12 months scrapbook. 🙂 I’ve having a lot of fun with that and at peace that my book can look good without breaking the bank. LOL

I also won a set of Brainy Baby dvd’s for my daughter from Amy over at Swag Studio! How awesome is that? I was just looking into buying these because we both have been enjoying the ones we’ve checked out at our local library! I’m so Blessed!

It’s currently 6:30pm and my daughter has been up since 5am without a nap. She’s surprisingly not very cranky but I am beginning to wonder when she’ll hit the sheets for the night.

Kiss My Face Sun Care and Kids Line Review

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At Kiss My Face, we believe that nature creates the best ingredients. We believe that it’s our job to combine these natural and organic ingredients in body care formulations that are potent and effective to make you look good and feel good. We strive to bring you the best nature has to offer—never at the expense of our planet, employees or values—but with honesty, humor and style.”

I had asked to review some of the great products from Kiss My Face and was so surprised when they sent me their whole line of Kids Products along with their Suncare line! This review has been a long time coming since I wanted to personally test out every product they had generously sent me.

First, let’s talk about the Kids Line! I’d like to mention the important things first so you should know that each of their products are free of artificial colors, fragrances, parabens and SLS. Kiss my Face uses natural ingredients such as Organic Green Tea Extract to protect against sun damage, Nettle Extract to stimulate hair growth and improve the condition of the scalp and Tea Tree Oil to kill germs. When it comes down to being environmentally smart, Kiss my Face has it down to an art! Their packaging is even made of recycled materials!kiss_my_face_sun

These products look as well as smell divine! The product packing for the kids line features endangered species from Tigers, Monkeys, and even Penguins. The special packaging on each kid product sheds light on several different endangered species and provides interesting facts on each animal spotlighted. Kiss My Face even has a special website that can be found HERE just for kids. This website features videos as well as interactive coloring sheets for your children to enjoy!

I didn’t try out all the kids products because my little one is still to young to be using toothpaste but I did try out all the others if not on my daughter,  on myself. Can you blame this Mom for wanting to smell just as good as her daughter does with the divine orange & cream smell each of many of the products were made up of?

I tried out the bubble wash which smelled great but needed to be more bubbly. My daughter doesn’t have too much hair yet, so I tried out the de-tangler on my own wet/dry hair and it worked wonderfully! The foaming hand wash made washing lots of fun as well as the foaming shampoo & body wash. The shampoo & conditioner combo worked great and left my daughters hair super soft, shiny, and smelling great. The whale of a soap was almost to cute for me to even want to try out but lathered great and left little hands smelling so good.

I also tried the lip balm out on my daughter and think it’s great that these are colorless, go on smooth, and smell yummy while protecting and keeping lips soft and smooth.  I think these are a great alternative to all those yucky smelling and glitter filled ones in most stores for little girls…oh, and these are great for boys too!kissmyface2

If you are not big into scented things, though these scents aren’t to sweet or overbearing, Kiss My Face will be adding non-scented products very soon.

I also got to review several products from their sun care line.  I’m quite impressed with all of these products as well! Each of these products are paraben free. Of course, I didn’t know what paraben was, so I I did some research and found out that it’s a chemical that can cause cancer, and it can even mimic estrogen . How scary! My favorite product might be the Hot Spot Stick! This stick is great to apply to your nose, lips, cheeks, and ears… all places that I most commonly get burned at when out in the sun. I can even use this product on my 13 months old daughter!

I tried out the Instant Sunless Tanner to try to rid my body of the whiteness I so inhabited from staying indoors so much in Oregon! This product did not dissapoint! I will say make sure you apply this evenly or you’ll end up with a not so good looking tan.

A few of the  other products I was sent contain citronella, which I haven’t had the chance to try out.  I imagine this product will be a great Deet substitute for fighting off unwanted pest! I’ll definately have to bring it along and test when we go hiking out of the national parks here!

Overall Thoughts:

I appreciate the products created by Kiss My Face for kids and adults . I really love their kids line and I think it’s important to be aware and teach our kids as well about being more natural in our day to day lifestyles. These products, I defiantly intend to use for a good long while and I recommend them for adults and children alike!

Check it out: To learn more about Kiss My Face products for both adults and children visit http://www.kissmyface.com/.

NLT Life Application Bible Studies-Hebrews

978-1-4143-2564-4I have quite enjoyed using this Hebrews, NLT Life Application Bible Studies guide.  This book is wonderful whether you are on the go or are just looking to have all your information in one place. I’ve found this guide incredibly useful for myself and imagine that others will greatly benefit from it as well.

You can use this study guide for self study, a small group, or even as guide to go by at church. You can use this guide alone, or with other sorts of resources though it’s not required because I imagine that most people will get a lot of this guide as it is.

This guide is fairly simple to use. The first part of this book includes the complete text of Hebrews(NLT),  easy to understand study notes, application notes, and biblical profiles along with maps & charts as they would appear in the Life Application Study Bible.

Part 2 of this guide includes thirteen lessons to stimulate thought, discussion, and practical application. Plenty of space to right answers to the through provoking questions and special application to help you map out your own personal action plan.

Each lesson is made up of six parts:

  • Reflect
  • Read
  • Realize
  • Respond
  • Resolve
  • More

Tyndale has done a wonderful job putting together everything that someone would need to encourage one to grow in the knowledge of Scripture and to learn how to apply it to their lives.  I highly recommend this study guide to everyone and find myself very likely to pick up their other guides as well.

Hebrews, NLT Life Application Bible Studies is available for purchase at Christian book for only $6.49!