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Friday, March 27, 2015

City of Links #64

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Welcome to City of Links #64. I have been stuck in bed with a horrible cold and yet somehow still manage to have a very crazy week. My week contained both fire trucks and an ambulance all on same day so that was crazy on its own. There was a small fire on the forth floor, everyone left and went downstairs but got yelled at for leaving our apartments. Apparently we weren't supposed to but no one told us any of us that so my first fire experience did not go very well. Then later that night we had to call for ambulance for my little sister. She has been having severe and scary panic attacks. On the plus side I binge watched a ton of movies and been excitedly watching Big Brother Canada. Now that I am feeling better I look forward to actually enjoying the sunshine! Last week's party was filled with amazing projects and crafts! It was hard to choose. Link, Share and Check out these features!



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flash Sale On Honest Spring Essentials



I know that it can be hard to clean with natural products for a couple reasons, it might be expensive or you don't want to order or it may not be at your local store but cleaning with natural products helps you in more ways than one. The main thing is that your are not breathing in chemicals when you clean. Think about it, some of us have to clean on the regular because of messes throughout the day from children to pets to adults and each time you pick up a more affordable, more convenient bottle of chemical products you and your family have to breath it in no matter if you open the window or not. That is a lot going into your lungs and body daily. Try making a change this year.

If you haven't done your spring cleaning yet, searching for a eco-friendly all natural cleaning product or just in search of a great sale then look no further than the Honest Company. I don't have to tell you twice about how much I love love love love love their products, my product reviews on their products pretty much tells it all. I am not the only one though, in fact, many of my readers love the Honest Company products just as much as I do, that is why I am sharing with you an awesome deal that you can add to your cart when you order from Honest this week. Yes, that is right, I am giving you my favourite readers a saving code for your next purchase!

FLASH SALE! 25% OFF SITEWIDE

FLASH SALE - 25% OFF SITEWIDE* ON HONEST.COM! CODE: SHOP25OFF Valid for shop orders only (excludes bundles and gear & more items) May only be used once per user. Min $25 order. Ends 3/27.

 *Offer valid for purchase at Honest.com from March 26, 2015 12:00am PST through March 27, 2015 11:59pm PST. This offer is valid for shop orders only (excludes bundles and gear and more items). $25 minimum order amount. May only be used once per user. Terms of offer are subject to change.



I challenge you to replace your chemical cleaning products this spring cleaning with an all natural cleaning product. It can be one you make from a recipe off a blog or website or buy one at the store or you can order one online (like for example taking total advantage of this awesome deal... hint... hint...) As long as you clean green this year. Happy cleaning!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

5 Essential Things For A Cold On The Go

5 essential things for a cold on the go

Having a cold is horrible. I caught one this weekend and spent my time stuck in bed sneezing, blowing my nose, wondering if everyone completely forgot about me while binge watching movies on my iPad. I don't know about you but I cannot stand sneezing in general so sneezing with a cold is like my worst nightmare. A cold will never completely take me away from my blog though, in fact, it inspired this post today.

I was heading out shopping because I was in need of medicine and even had time to sneak in a small amount of thrift shopping... I guess I can be a little stubborn when it comes to being sick. Hey, things need to get done some how right? Today had me thinking, what are my five things that I need with this cold when I am on the go. Here is my list.



  1. Redoxon Vitamin C Tablets (aka fizzy vitamin c) - I like using this when I am sick. It is something I have been doing for a while now. You may wonder what is the difference between the regular vitamin c and this one. Fizzy vitamin c goes into your system faster and it requires it to be placed into a drink while the regular doesn't. Perfect for when your on the go and need a vitamin boost with your drink.
  2. Lip Balm - When your constantly wiping your nose, it can make your lips a little dry so I like to carry my Lypsyl cherry flavored lip balm with me for those in between moments that I feel a tab better and can complete a sentence without sneezing.
  3. Tissues - It is a must, at home I personally skip the step of getting a box of tissue and take a roll of toilet paper. However, on the go I can't bring a whole roll with me so I bring the travel packs... maybe even two or three depending on how long I am going to be. I am not picky about brands but I do love these cute ones from Kleenex.  
  4. Hand Sanitizer - With germs from yourself and from outside, it is only wise to carry some hand sanitizer along with you. Keeping you and others germ protected at all times. I love using the one that I bought from the Honest company, it is all natural and yet gets the job done. 
  5. Hand Lotion - I don't know about you but constantly using the tissues tend to get my nose and hands dry. I like to carry hand lotion along with me in case I am in need of some soothing lotion refreshment. Of course I love using my Honest company face and body lotion. Its not just for babies or kids but adults can enjoy their products too. 
Of course, no one likes catching a cold but we all have to fight through it. There you have it, my five things that help me get through while I am on the go. Try some of my favourite things or you can tell me about yours. I would love to find out what you use to help you get better while you are on the go.



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Monday, March 23, 2015

Ikea Hack: Refreshing ORDNA Mini Chest


IKEA's As Is section always rocks... well most of the time and this time is no different. I realize that it is a must for me to step foot into their As Is section whenever I go to IKEA because you never know what you are going to find. This trip (I say that as if I live very far... I can see Ikea from my apartment window) I found ORDNA Mini chest for $0.60 cents. 60 cents! The original price is $2.99 so I have to say this was well an amazing deal.

What am I going to do with it? Have no clue on where I should place this yet, my mind was gearing towards updating it and giving it to my little sister either way I had to buy it. Until I found my inspiration to start this project I stored it on the side of my bed (where all things I have yet to finish, donate or wash goes.) It wasn't until I went to Micheal's (for the first time... I know long time overdue) that I actually figured out what I wanted to do. The front of the drawers needed to get a refreshing look. It need something to go with my little sister's desk.

Here is what it looks like.



Here is what it looks like without the drawers. 



I think when you first buy the original product in the packaging it comes flat and you have to put it together. Since my was already done for me, I got to skip that step. I did, however not like that the flaps of the box was easy to come apart.



I decided to use a glue gun to hold the box sides together. With kids, you need to make sure the product stays together or it will not last very long. 



I saw this scrapbook paper at Micheal's for 99 cents and thought it was perfect. 


I cut the paper in half because it was too big.


Place the paper on the front of the drawer and use your finger to outline the sides. The outline will remain on the paper. 


Make a little cut on each side.


Take the glue gun and glue down the front and the sides.


Poke a hole with scissors and smooth out the sides. Glue down any extra paper sticking out.




Repeat the process with the second drawer and you have a refreshed set of drawers. My little sister turned the drawers in a vertical direction and added her barbie clothing inside. 


Here is the before and after:

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Friday, March 20, 2015

City of Links #63

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Happy first day of spring and welcome to this week's City of Links Party! I can't believe we are at the #63 party. My week was pretty great, spent time with friends, saw a movie (Kingsman), went to dinner and even went swimming with my son. The weather is getting there but I still find myself to be cold. It was a over all pretty great week. Did you get a chance to see last week's party? I hope you get a chance to today. How was your week? Filled with awesome creations I am sure. Can't wait to see, Link, Share and check out this week's features!




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