Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Glass Garden at Butterfly Wonderland.

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.I received two tickets to check out the exhibit to take photos and form my opinion on the event for free in exchange for this post no other compensation was given.**


Have you heard of Butterfly Wonderland? It is a unique rainforest experience in Arizona that gives you an up close experience with dozens of butterfly species and plants. While attractions such as Butterfly Wonderland are always enjoyable to visit but much like the zoo after a few visits it all starts to feel a little like the same thing so it is wonderful when they add exhibits, host events, etc. to spice things up. At the moment Butterfly Wonderland is hosting 'The Glass Garden' which is an exhibit on the local artist Newt Grover and his glass works of beauty. Plus if you are like me and haven't been there a while (it's been a few years for me) they also have added a great reptile section plus they still have their bee hive, insects and fish.



Each piece being shown was created especially for the rain forest conservatory where they house their butterflies. The glass pieces blend in and intertwine with the plants and trees beautifully and naturally. I suggest arriving when they first open, Arizona can get pretty hot as is and they keep the conservatory a bit humid with misters to keep the butterflies and birds happy, towards the end of the day you may sweat a bit so beating the heat is a great idea.





I've shared a few of the pieces above but I will leave the rest to be discovered when you visit the Butterfly Wonderland. The experience as a whole is quite unique and is well worth the price especially if you are a big fan of butterflies, you get to see them in various stages and you get to get up close to them.





The Glass Garden is being featured for a limited time so check it out while you can! Even if you miss the glass garden I suggest heading out to check out Butterfly Wonderland anyway because there aren't many changes to be around this many species of butterflies. If you are lucky enough one might even land on you, and many will fly very close to you so you'll be able to make out all of their fine details. Tickets are $23.95 per adult and $15.95 for children, however they also offer combo passes (with Odysea Aquarium, Mirror Maze, etc) and they offer yearly passes.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bishop, Please! A Giveaway for Disney lovers

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Bishop, Please! for the review & giveaway free of charge.**

I don't think I'll ever forget sitting in the movie theater waiting for Inside Out to come on when the Disney short "Lava" came on. It was so simple yet so sweet, I am an emotional mess as is so it made me a blubbering mess before the movie even started. I loved the short and my husband and I started telling each other "I Lava You" and even have the song on our phones. Mushy I know but it is true, so when I spotted the "I Lava You" pins + greeting card in the Etsy shop Bishop Please! I knew it would be perfect as a small token of my love for my husbands birthday. Shop owners Adam and Bethan are very sweet, communicate quickly, have wonderful customer service and on top of that they make some pretty awesome products.



You can buy the pins & card separate (card $3.39, Pin set $3.43) or purchase them together for $6.17. The products shipped from the UK but arrived to Arizona fairly quickly and everything was packaged inside of a cute green polka dot envelope with protective wrapping for the pins.



The pins are the perfect size to clip onto your bag, hat, etc wherever you find fit. They measure about an inch and a half wide and are light weight with a sturdy pin in the back. The image has a protective clear thin plastic over the top of it which has been perfectly pressed into the pin base so there are no bumps or spots where it might raise up. Some pins I've bought in the store have a loose backing which leads to the pins not last but this pin set seems very secure and long lasting. I look forward to showing these off the next time we get the chance to visit Disneyland.

I am an odd ball when it comes to paper texture on greeting cards, sometimes I will seek out cards that have a better texture so that what ever I write in it comes out nice and neat instead of sloppy due to slippery paper. The paper they used for the card was perfect for any type of writing utensil, it won't make pens or markers smudge by touching it after you've written your greeting. The inside of the card is completely blank so you are able to fill out as much or as little as you'd like for your loved one, I surprised my husband with this card for his birthday and he loved it.



Looking for something a little less mushy on the romance meter? They offer a number of cards, pins, stickers and more in various designs all of which are pretty fun so stop by and take a look at their shop.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Cold Brew Coffee & Milk by Shamrock Farms

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Sometimes there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done that I want so I ended up staying up later than I should thus I am left tired and dragging my butt in the morning. Coffee can be just the right pick me up for the days when I am running extra slow so when I was told Sharmrock Farms came out with a new cold brew coffee I was pretty excited because I prefer my coffee cold/iced.



I found the Shamrocks Farms Cold Brew Coffee and Milk at my local Walmart in the dairy isle by looking for the signature green cap. The Walmart around the corner from my house carried three flavors; original, mocha and vanilla.This coffee is is smoother and less acidic than regular coffee with a slightly sweet flavor and 2x the caffeine of regular coffee plus it is free of artificial hormones. 



The bottle size is perfect to grab and take on the go when I am on my way to work, an appointment or just out running errands.They sell them in singles so I would stock up on a few to keep in the fridge to make breakfast on the go even easier! Personally it is a bit too strong with the coffee flavor for me so I usually add a little bit of extra flavor but this is perfect for my husband who prefers his coffee on the strong side. With it having 2x the amount of caffeine than a regular coffee it gives me an extra boost to keep me awake. Head to your local store to see if they have this in your dairy isle! 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

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When I was a child I was always told your teeth turn yellow if you're a smoker so for a while I thought only smokers could get yellow teeth but boy was I wrong! Teeth naturally yellow with age due to different foods that can stain teeth and more so it is almost unavoidable. I've tried a whitening toothpaste in the past but I didn't like it because it left my teeth feeling overly sensitive so I was turned away from whitening products and didn't really want to look into an actual gel because I was afraid of what it might do to my teeth.

I was recently offered the opportunity to work with Smile Brilliant on a review of their whitening kit. I was hesitant at first but after speaking with their rep I was assured that even with my past experience of teeth sensitivity that my teeth would be fine using this kit so I agreed and looked forward to using the kit. I was told beforehand that some spots may not come out depending on past dental treatments, for example I had braces in middle school and once they were removed I had a few extra white spots around where the braces sat and no matter what they have always been whiter than the rest of my tooth so I didn't expect them to vanish.






The kit I received had six whitening gel applications and six desensitizing gels along with a impressions kit and a pre-paid envelope to send my impressions back so they could make me a custom try. Their smallest kit comes with nine whitening applications for $139 which may seem like a lot because there are only nine applications but don't be fooled, depending on if you put the right amount each application syringe will get you 2-4 uses. I found the impression process very easy and it isn't like the impression gel they used when I had to get a retainer so I didn't feel like I was going to choke on it. After I made an impression of my teeth I had to fill out a little card, pop everything in the mail then I waited about a week and a half to get my custom trays back.


The custom trays came with a container to hold them and everything fit snuggly on my teeth, the impressions were perfect. Applying the gel to the trays was simple and the instructions were easy to follow, you can use the whitening gel for anywhere from 30 mins to three hours depending on your preference, how much your teeth need to whiten and what you have planned (it is best to do this before bed). I found my gums felt a little odd at first when using this but I didn't have any burning or uncomfortable pings while using this. After you use the gel you rinse your mouth out, dry your trays and then use the desensitizing gel for 30 mins to an hour, the second step did not have any effect on my gums but I did note that it tasted pretty bad. Both processes will cause your mouth to water which is also why it is a great reason to do this before bed so that you can be close to somewhere if you need to spit. They say to try not to swallow the gels so I made sure not to swallow anything and I used it before bed so I didn't risk eating right away after using this.

As I mentioned before you can get several uses out of just one applicator syringe, I managed to get four uses from one syringe with enough left for another half use. I found the trays to be a bit difficult to dry between uses so I wish I had bought a second tray set, if you purchase this I recommend doing so. I did not notice any sensitivity during. I did have a small freak out after the first use because when I took my tray off it looked like I had a few streaky chalk white spots, so I did the only logical thing and I looked it up. I found that it is called decalcification and it is a very common concern but it is something that occurs naturally in your tooth, once you use the second stage gel and let your saliva sit on the spots it will be gone when you wake up in the morning. 

Over all I think this was a fantastic kit and completely worth the price, my husband and family members noticed a bit of a different and so did I. Results will vary for everyone depending on your level of stains and what your natural white is, so I wasn't expecting pure white teeth and I wasn't sure if it would work either so I am very pleased with my results.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Chewy.com - Greenies Dental Treats Review!

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Each month I receive the chance to work with Chewy to review and item or two from their website, when the box comes is the pets favorite time of the month. Last month one of the two items I picked out was the Greenies Variety Pack Regular Dental Dog Treats which came in three flavors - Fresh,Original and Blueberry.


I like that these treats are specially formulated to help your dogs dental hygiene, the treats have a unique texture which fights plaque & tartar to keep their teeth clean and help keep their gums healthy.The blueberry treat smelled almost good enough to eat, and hey during a zombie apocalypse who knows maybe you'd be willing to eat one however I choose not too so I can't say how they taste all I can tell you is they smell like people food. 

Some dogs can be a bit picky when it comes to treats so having three different flavor options is nice because if your dog doesn't like one he might like the other two. Thankfully my mom's dog Sulley Monster isn't picky when it comes to treats and will gobble up anything given to him so he was more than happy to be the product tester for these treats. 



Chewy.com sells this pack of Greenies for $33.99 and every time I have ordered something through them shipping is always super fast. I enjoyed this product because the dog thinks he is getting an extra special treat but what he doesn't know is it is helping his teeth as he eats it. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

LED pool games - Starlux Games Review!

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This review is a bit past due, there were a few things that happened recently that kept our attention and we haven't really played with parts of this a ton so it slipped my mind a bit. Summers in Arizona can get pretty hot so we generally spend a ton of our free time in the pool during all hours of the day, including nighttime hours. The kids are always wanting new things to play with in the pool so when I found out that a company called Starlux Games makes a kit of glow in the dark games for the pool I was intrigued.



The set I received comes with two lotus flowers, four dive diamonds, six border lights, and six glow bracelets along with a card set of instructions for ten different games. All of the lights included are battery operated so there were extra batteries included.



My kids had a great time playing with the different things in this kit, however they only lasted about a week and a half. We followed the instructions included with the kit such as not turning off the lights until they are completely dry so that water doesn't get in, but water still got in and several lights got rusty on the inside.



The bracelets have the battery part and on/off switch on the inside of the rubber bracelet so they are lasting and the kids love wearing them at night once it gets dark. The kit has proved to be quite a bit of fun and you could even use these outside of the pool or just for lighting during a part which is nice. The kid can be bought on their website for $49 with free shipping, I do feel the price is a bit high due to the chance of rusty lights but given that you get ten games out of this it helps even it out a little. The box it came in is handy to keep to use as a storage box or you can keep these in a storage container.



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Lulu Sugar Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Lulu Sugar for the review free of charge.**

I am a typical girl when it comes to bath products, I have a ton of different products yet I am always on the look for more. I've been on the hunt for a good scrub/exfoliating scrub, half of the products I've tried don't have a scrub aspect to them at all so I have been keeping my eyes open for something else. During my search I came upon Lulu Sugar which is a neat little shop on Etsy that sells a wide range of natural sugar scrubs and soy candles.



For my review I received a gift set that contained one 8oz candle and a 8oz sugar scrub, I did not pick out a scent prior so it was going to be a surprise once it arrived. Shipping was quick and I was pleased with how everything was packed both shipping wise and aesthetic wise, the boxes they arrived in are appealing to the eye and ready for gifting. As you can see from the image above I received a Coconut + Lime candle and a White Tea + Ginger sugar scrub.



Coconut + Lime Candle - When I opened the box I found a small branded pack of matches which is quite helpful because I can't always locate a lighter to light my candles. This candle makes me want to sing that coconut song, "she put the lime in the coconut" because of the name and the scent of the candle. The scent is refreshing and airy, there isn't an overwhelming amount of either scent the mix is just right and makes the room smell lovely. Some candles can be a pain to light because it seems like the wick takes forever to actually catch fire but I didn't find any issues lighting this which was nice, and the wax burned slowly which will give the candle a longer lifetime.



White Tea + Ginger Scrub - I've actually never tried any ginger scented products in the past and I can't recall ever smelling a product that had the ingredient in it so I was intrigued in how it smelled. The smell is exotic, and has a bit of a earthy floral scent to it which was surprising but it smells fantastic. I personally really like this scrub because it doesn't fall apart right away or melt away quickly when being used instead it does as intended and helps exfoliate your skin. The jar came with a small wooden scraper which I am thankful for because after the first use it developed a lump or two in the scrub that was easy to break up with the scrapper.



I am very happy with both of these products, combined they made for a relaxing and fragrant bubble bath. Instead of being in plastic containers like a lot of bath products tend to be in both of these products are in a glass jar with a secure metal lid which is awesome because they can be re-used when they are empty. You can purchase your own set for $38 plus shipping, they offer dozens of scents so you are sure to find something you'll like.