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Best Cleansing Cloth to Simplify Your Skin Care Routine

This content is sponsored by Olay but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy following along! #ad How long do you spend on your skin care routine each day?  I know there are days that I spend quite a bit of time applying several products morning and night.  There are some mornings that I just don't have the time.  And some evenings, I'm too tired to apply several products to my face before I go to bed.  Then there's the issue of space.  We only have one bathroom, and space is definitely at a premium.  I only have two open shelves to store my skin care products on, so it looks cluttered with more than a few products.   What if I told you that less is more and you can simplify your skin care routine?  That you could use just one product on your face to clean, tone, scrub, and has exfoliators with the benefits of a face mask?  It's true! Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in-1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths can do all of that with just one product.

Dandelion Salve Recipe, Uses, and Benefits

How to make a DIY dandelion salve recipe and its uses and benefits.  This easy recipe uses dandelion infused oil to promote healing from dry or cracked skin and can provide natural eczema relief. Winter may be over, but I'm still suffering from dry skin.  I'm taking Glow by Nature Made supplements daily, which is helping, but my heels and cuticles are extremely dry.  If I skip just one day of using a lotion on my hands or feet, I get set back days in skin healing.   I wanted to make a dandelion salve recipe for a few years now, but I never had the time while the dandelions were growing rapidly.  Honestly, I just liked the idea of using something that people think of as a weed in to something useful. This year, my daughter and I heard the tractor start, so we ran outside with a basket to get some dandelions before they got mowed off.  We picked about 4 cups of dandelions heads that I infused to make this recipe.

Leslie Sanson Walk at Home Review

I'd like to introduce you to my favorite exercise program, one that I've been using off an on for about 10 years now.  When I started using it, it was Walk Away the Pounds, but it's been changed to Walk at Home or Just Walk, depending on which DVD you buy.  I've been using it so long that my original Walk Away the Pounds set is on VHS.  Although I really love my old set, I did buy some new DVDs to use, mostly because the only VHS player we have is in the boys' bedroom, and I don't like stepping on LEGO bricks while I'm exercising.  This isn't sponsored by Leslie Sansone at all; I just really love her workouts!   Pssst....Leslie, I'd love to work with you though!

Triple Berry Iced Tea Recipe

The triple berry iced tea recipe is perfect for hot summer days.  It's made from fresh or frozen raspberries, blackberries and strawberries, so it doesn't have preservatives or artificial flavors.  I love summer.  I love the carefree, lazy days with a schedule that isn't so busy.  I love being able to be outside in the sunshine, playing with the kids. But what I love the most is summer food.  We have a large garden and an orchard, so we have fresh fruits and vegetables all summer.  There is nothing better than fresh grown produce on your table after spending hours working outside. Summertime cooking also means that I can pass along the cooking chore to my husband, who loves to grill.  I prepare some cold sides earlier in the day, and he grills the meat for dinner. Since I'm done with my cooking, I can sit outside and relax while he grills.  One of my favorite summer drinks is this triple berry ice tea recipe.

Free Fitness Tracker Printable

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K . All opinions are 100% mine. If you've been reading the last few months, then you know that I'm making some serious changes in my lifestyle.  I started taking a tai chi class twice a week, and I do an in home walking/cardio program three times a week.  I have an end goal that I'm working towards and little goals that I want to hit.  I've hit my first plateau.  I'm not going to lie; it's frustrating.  Now I realize how important it is to keep track of my progress, so when I can't see results, I can see in a glance just how far I've come.  That's why I made this free monthly fitness planner printable.  Keep reading to print your own and learn how I own my food with foods from  Special K  .    

Fidget Toys on Amazon For Autism ADHD

Fidget toys are the latest fad.  My kids are homeschooled, so they don't quite get all of the fuss.  Besides, they've been using them for years; they aren't a new thing for our family.  I'm glad they are gaining popularity though.  It brings some awareness and education to how important these simple little things are for kids on the spectrum.  When my kids were in public school, their teachers frowned upon them having a fidget toy.  My son would make one to use, then he would get in trouble.  Then his stress level was high, which is when he needed the fidget toy the most.  It was a viscous cycle that could have been avoided had his teacher known anything about autism.  But I digress since we are homeschooling now.  Whether your child has autism, ADHD, or is just likes to fidget, here are some fidget toys in stock on Amazon so you don't have to drive all over town looking for them in stock.

Kings Island Season Passes 2017 On Sale Now

This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand.  As always, all opinions and enthusiasm is my own. As a family, we work hard.  We homeschool, so we all help each other learn our lessons.  We have a farm with a large garden and some critters that require a lot of work.  But when it's time to play, we play hard too.   Kings Island invited us back to kick off their 2017 season.  With the end of the school year coming up, it was so nice to take a day off just to play.  We went to Kings Island last year, so they were familiar with the park.  I'm pretty sure it's their favorite place to go! Kings Island Season Passes 2017 Kings Island has a great deal on Season Passes , but it ends on 5/29.  Their season passes include not only unlimited rides and attractions in the park but also WinterFest, Halloween Haunt, and Soak City. Season pass holders can also get in to the park 30 minutes before it opens to the public to ride the new Mysti

The Busy Mom's Guide to Staying Organized

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K . All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes I'm amazed at everything that I pack in to a day.  I homeschool my kids, work from home, and volunteer in the community.  Lately, I've been making some major life changes in that I'm eating healthier and working out.  Obviously, working out takes time, but even eating better takes extra time because I have to meal plan and do more meal prep work.  Getting healthy is important to me, so I am making time for it, but I still need to find ways to make my life easier and manage my time better so I don't feel the time strain as much.  Here's how I manage to keep my life somewhat organized so I have time each day to tackle my to do lists.  

Micellar Water Hacks

Micellar water is great for more than just removing your makeup.  Here are some micellar water hacks to help you make the most out of this magical water. Have you used micellar water yet?  I was introduced to it about a year ago, and now I don't know I lived without it!  I didn't get all of the hype until I started using it, but I sure do now.  Then I learned these micellar water hacks. Who knew this inexpensive beauty product was so versatile?  I have very limited space to store my beauty products, so I especially love products that serve double duty.  Micellar water has secured a permanent spot in my beauty cabinet because it does so much for my skin.