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Friday, October 18, 2019

Let's Talk Dry Brushing

I feel like there are things that come ago as far as beauty trend, but this is one I remember hearing about when I was younger and is back or maybe never left. What exactly is dry brushing?

It is common to cleanse and scrub the skin with a washcloth or loofah and a rich foamy lather when bathing. But have you heard about dry brushing? In a nutshell, this skin-pampering regimen involves sweeping the skin with a dry brush to exfoliate and promote a number of other benefits.

Incorporating this simple step into your bathing regime can make a big difference. It’s incredibly gentle, soothing, and easy to do. In this post we will discuss the history and benefits of dry brushing as well as how to do-it-yourself at home.

When the wonderful people at Prana Brush wanted to send me a dry brush to try, I thought why not.  I was very excited when my beautiful brush arrived.


First of all the dry brush is so simple and beautiful in it's design, I also love the strap across the back. It feels so nice in your hand. I will say it is important to read the instructions before using your dry brush for the first time. The first time I used my dry brush I missed the part about brushing towards your heart, and I will say I was not thrilled with the experience. After reading more about dry brushing and realizing I did it wrong, I tried again. The next time I used it, it felt great and I enjoyed the instance awake feeling it gave me. 

I have been using it a few times a week now for several weeks and my skin is really seeing the benefits. It is much smoother and I can feel the difference in my body. My leg muscles are no where near as tense and I feel more refreshed throughout the day. This is something that I can seem myself doing for years because it is so easy and the benefits occur so quickly. 

Who else has tried dry brushing? What has been your experiences?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Limitless Learners Contest

Win $500 for college plus $1000 for a school or library.
When you love learning, there's no limit to what you can achieve! Apply to the Limitless Learners Contest to win money for college, plus a donation for your elementary school or local library.


Prize - Six (6) students will be selected to win the following:
  • $500 to contribute to future education expenses.
  • $1000 donation for their school or local library.
  • Premium lifetime membership to Education.com for their educator.
Who qualifies - Applicants for the Limitless Learners Contest must:
  • Be students in kindergarten to 5th grade as of the 2019–2020 school year.
  • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian (see form here).
  • Be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
How to apply- Students will need to do the following by October 31, 2019 to apply:
  • Obtain a completed consent form signed by the applicant's parent or legal guardian.
  • Respond to the following prompt in the appropriate format (listed below): Describe a time when you were having so much fun, you didn't realize you were learning something new:
  • Kindergarten students: Create a piece of art (e.g. draw or paint a picture) and write about what is happening, or ask an adult to write a sentence or two describing your picture.
  • 1st grade students: Create a piece of art (e.g. draw or paint a picture) and write 1–3 sentences about it.
  • 2nd grade students: Write a short story (5–8 sentences) and create at least one picture to illustrate it.
  • 3rd grade: Write a short story, journal entry, or comic strip.
  • 4th grade: Write a short story, journal entry, poem, or comic strip.
  • 5th grade: Write a personal narrative, short story, poem, or comic strip.




Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Holiday Worksheets

It is no secret that I love things holiday themed. I decorate for each and every holiday every year. I also love a good holiday craft or really anything holiday themed. Also as someone who works in education, I love pulling in the theme to anything educational for the kids. We try to make sure some of our activities are educational as well as fun during the holidays. The great people at Education.com have shared this fun tracing activity with me.




Grab a pencil and practice your handwriting and spelling with this fun St. Paddy's day word tracer. Check out Education.com for other fun spelling resources!

I love any sites that provides us additional resources for our kids and educational ones too! Be sure to check them out for lots of fun holiday themed activities. 


Monday, January 7, 2019

Continuing my love of these wipes

I love Seventh Generation Free and Clear Wipes and was very happy to try the new and improved version from Generation Good




I love how thick they are and that it takes very few wipes to get most jobs done. I think that makes them a cost saving wipe as well as knowing how safe they are on my little ones sensitive skin. These wipes are by far the best that I have tried with my two little ones, and we have tried a bunch!

We love keeping these with us for on the go trips!


**No compensation was received for this post, I was sent free sample wipes to try even though we already use them!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Child Hunger Efforts Today!

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in the United States face hunger?

That’s why Sarah Michelle Gellar teamed up with Mott’s and No Kid Hungry to design a one-of-a-kind lunch bag now available for auction on eBay to raise money and awareness for No Kid Hungry, a campaign to
end childhood hunger in America by national
nonprofit Share Our Strength.

From now until September 29, you can head over to ebay.com/usr/nokidhungry to place a bid on this unique masterpiece, 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to No Kid Hungry!

Other celebrities that have personalized a Mott’s lunch bag include:  

**** This information has been provided by Mott’s.