Monday, January 11, 2021

5 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

 



Valentine's Day will be here before we know it, and this is the perfect time to start planning, and gathering a few gift ideas.  Here are a few valentine's day gift ideas that are perfect to show your love, and appreciation. 


1. The love jar. - Design a jar, and fill it with some love notes. This is perfect for giving to someone you care about. If you're interested in creating your own be sure to check out my DIY love jar post. The love jar


2. Baking together Valentine's box- This box is perfect for those who want to bake a sweet treat together. This box should include two aprons, ingredients for your baked goodies, a candle, and a recipe card. If you want to get creative go for some plain aprons, this way you can decorate them. You can even iron on a picture of you and your special someone.



3. The Valentine playlist - This one is pretty simple. Simply put together a playlist of songs that you love, and make you think of your loved one. 


4. The DIY ceramic paint box- This box is perfect for those who would like to enjoy an evening painting together. Your box should include paint brushes, paint, and  ceramics of your choice.


5. DIY conversation starter cards- This is a favorite of mine. Find yourself some blank cards, and come up with some questions to ask your partner. Add in a few special cards that let them know just how much you appreciate, and care for them. 


Do you celebrate Valentine's day? If so, what are your plans to show your love, and appreciation for your special person in your life? I'd love to hear about it. Feel free and leave a comment below. 


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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Sips By | My January Tea Box


Sips by offers personalized tea boxes delivered right to your front door! Head over to sipsby.com/, take a quiz so they can learn more about you. That's really all you have to do! They will put all your information together, and start putting together a personalized tea box just for you.  Each month you'll get to explore different teas. 


A look inside my January Tea Box




Chai Spice by Tea Drops

Caffeine level- High
1 drop per 8 oz. water
Just add your boiling water, and drop your tea drop into your cup, and stir.
You can also add  a dash of milk.
Notes of Masala Chai Tea, sweet, and spicy. Perfect combination of Vanilla, Cardamom, and other spices.
This was a favorite of mine since I love Chai tea. I loved the spices, and sweetness that was already inside of the tea drop. I love how simple it was to prepare.




Hibiscus Pineapple Lychee by The Republic Of Tea
Caffeine-Free
Flavors of pineapple, sweet lychee, apples, stevia leaf, Hibiscus, and rosehips.
This tea was smooth, and packed with flavor. I love how this tea can be enjoyed over ice as well. 

Organic Rooibos Tea by My Red Tea
Caffeine-Free
Rich in antioxidants.
It is also noted that you can use this tea to soothe your skin while taking a bath. 
 I enjoyed this tea hot with a splash of milk, and a little honey. 

Wild Swans by Trankebar
Contains Caffeine 
1 sachet per 6 oz. water
steeps 3-5 mins
Black tea, Apple Pomace, Rosehip, Blackberry leaves, Nettle Leaves, Green tea Matcha
Natural flavors of blackberry, safflower petals
This tea was very smooth, and with each sip there was a nice light flavor of berries.


I really enjoyed this January tea box. I love that one of my favorite teas was included.
Stay tuned for when I explore my next tea box!



What is something that you are currently enjoying? 

I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.

Happy New year to all!


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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Stop heartburn in its tracks.- Boiron Acidil Meltaway Tablets Review And Giveaway

  ***I received my products for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group, LLC. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product. As always, my opinions are 100% my own. ***


Do you suffer from occasional heartburn? If you're one to suffer from heartburn, and are looking for a more natural form of relief,  Boiron Acidil meltaway tablets are a perfect choice. 

*CLAIMS BASED ON TRADIONAL HOMEOPATHIC PRACTICE, NOT ACCEPTED MEDICAL EVIDENCE. NOT FDA EVALUATED



My experience with Boiron Acidil Meltaway Tablets


I love spicy food, and my love for spicy food really brings on some serious heartburn. As soon as I start to experience the onset of symptoms I make sure to start my meltaway tablets. Following the instructions on the box, I dissolve 2 tablets every 15 minutes for an hour. The first time I used this product, I didn't notice much of a difference. I decided to try it again, and see if maybe I would see a noticeable difference with the second use. I did notice that when I used it the second time around I was better able to manage my heartburn. To use, simply place tablets under your tongue, and allow them to dissolve. The tablets are small in size (about a quarter inch in diameter), and also they are unflavored.  I love that I was able to take my tablets on the go. It really comes in handy when I am out visiting with a friend, and need relief when I experience heartburn, or any indigestion issues. With this product I can still enjoy my favorite foods and beverages! A favorite recipe that I enjoy making is my spicy brunch potato mix. This recipe is simple, and so delicious. I'm so excited that I can enjoy this delicious recipe even more with the help of Boiron Acidil meltaway tablets. Comfort food without the discomfort. You can enjoy this simple recipe too! 




About Boiron Acidil Meltaway Tablets


-Boiron Acidil is a homeopathic medicine made with plant-based active ingredients 

-Boiron Acidil relieves acid indigestion, bloating, upset stomach, and of course the occasional heartburn. 

-The Meltaway tablets are unflavored

-Easily dissolvable in the mouth 

-They require no food or water

-Take whenever you feel a symptom arise

 -Used by Adults and children 12 and older

-There are no known drug interactions

-One single box contains three sleeves of 20 tablets

Retail price $9.99 to $11.99 for a box of 60 tablets

Giveaway time!

I am running a giveaway on my twitter account, and if you are interested in joining the rules are very simple. Retweet this post, ( https://twitter.com/Stephanier01/status/1344489431156150272/photo/1) and leave a comment on this post letting me know your twitter name. You will be entered for a chance to win the Acidil bundle. The bundle will include, Acidil Meltaway tablets (60 tablets), a branded Boiron Apron, and a branded Acidil silicone spoon.  The winner will be announced on January 13th, 2021 on this post! So please make sure to check back. Good Luck!

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I'd love to hear from all of you! First what is your favorite food, or meal that you enjoy preparing? And also what are some ways that you battle any indigestion issues? Let me know in the comments below.


Sunday, December 27, 2020

At Peace.- 5 Activities for stress relief


 1. Start an indoor garden

My favorite has been exploring different succulent plants. An indoor garden can be as simple as caring for one indoor plant. Succulents are fairly easy to care for. You can also grow a few herbs indoor in pots, and place them on your windowsill. Setting it out for sun, giving it water, and watching the progress of your plant can bring peace within, and reduce stress levels.


2. Explore an adult coloring book

I must say this activity has been so peaceful. Someone recently gave me an adult coloring book, and it has been so calming being able to take some time out, and color a page each day. Find a cozy, quiet spot, and spend maybe 15-20 minutes coloring a page out of your book.


3. Explore a new Podcast 

I've been exploring a few new podcasts. I really enjoy being able to sit with my morning coffee, or tea, and just listen in on my favorite Podcast. Lately, I've been exploring a marriage podcast with my husband. We are able to get our daily dose of laughter, and spend this time feeling a peace, and feeling refreshed.


4.  Take a breathing Session

If you have a smart watch/fitness tracker then I am sure you are familiar with the guided breathing sessions they provide. During this time they take you through a guided breathing session. If you don't have a smartwatch/fitness tracker, you can easily do a breathing session on your own. Find a quiet spot, find yourself some calming music, and maybe even a guided meditation video. Take a few minutes and be mindful of your surroundings, and allow yourself to feel at peace.


5. Move your body

Get up, and get moving! Whether you stretch, or go for a walk. Make sure you take some time to move your body.  Simple movement, or heart pumping movements will be sure to boost your mood, and relieve stress.  

“Reconnect to what makes you happy and brings you Joy. If there is something that used to make you happy which you have stopped doing, do it again. Seek to find deeper meaning and significance rather than living on the surface.”― Susan C. Young

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What are some activities you do to relieve stress? I'd love to hear all about it! Feel free and leave a comment below.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Kindness Matters.-5 quotes on kindness

Today try doing a kind gesture.

Do you know someone who could use a helping hand?
Could you offer some assistance...
Give a simple smile. - There's someone out there who would appreciate it.
Send a thank you note. 
Give a hug.
Remind someone that you are just a call away.
Kindness matters! 
One small act of kindness can really brighten someone's day.






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Have you taken the time to do something kind for someone?
Has someone done something kind for you lately? 
I'd love to hear all about it! Feel free and leave a comment below.


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Inspiring Quotes For The New Year



This year has been challenging for so many of us. 
I hope that as you read these quotes that it brings you a sense of hope, inspiration, and healing thoughts.
I hope that as we close this year, you are able to look back on memories made, challenges faced, and really appreciate how far you have come. 
I'm sending all the positive vibes your way for this new year.















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Do you have a favorite quote or saying for the new year?
Leave a comment below, and let me know! 


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Photo/Journal Challenge

 



Are you ready for another photo/journal challenge?

This time I've put together some ideas for a Christmas photo/journal challenge.

It's a simple challenge, but it will definitely  bring some cheer, and memories to look back on! 

This challenge can be done leading up to Christmas. 

Just have fun with it! 


Christmas Photo/Journal Challenge


Write a journal entry for each photo that you take.
It can be short and simple.
Describe the way this particular photo made you feel. 
Write about a memory, a special meaning, or something it reminded you of.

Let the challenge begin...


Christmas lights

Your favorite ornament

Christmas tree

 A Christmas scene in town

Something baked

A cozy spot

 A Christmas craft 

 Your Children around the tree

Your pets around the tree

 Your favorite holiday sweater

  Your favorite holiday mug

 A warm drink

 Your favorite Christmas book

Holiday art

Presents

 Morning frost

Christmas decorations

A winter hike

Once you have completed this challenge ask yourself what you enjoyed the most about it.

What brings you joy during the holiday season?
Let me know in the comments below.



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