Dot&Dot Large Packing Cubes 17.5″ x 12.75″ x 3.25″

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Hey all.

recently the chance for me to review Dot & Dot Large packing cubes came along and I was/am happy I got too. I along with many of you I sure have crafting supplies for making different things, such as ribbon tissue paper or even scrapbooking supplies well I kept mine in paper shopping bags stuffed in a cubby hole between my nightstand and my desk. It was cluttered and just a plain eyesore. Well I am very happy to say it is not that way anymore because I put it all in these great organizer bags.



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one of the things I like most about  is the mesh on them so that I can easily see what is in them. Another thing is they don’t take up to much space when stacked and I love how vibrint the color is.


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They are sold on Amazon HERE, for $32.97 and free shipping for Amazon Prime members they come in 10 different colors and are available in small medium and large. Dot&Dot has a few other organizer type bags on Amazon as well so if you are looking for ways to organize your desk, car, room or even your suit case check out the other items they have as well.


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Subscription Box Beware! Blue Velveteen Scam

I just want to help get the word out.

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There has been a lot of DRAMA surrounding the Blue Velveteen subscription box. It started as a box that looked like it may rival Birchbox in its theme and price.

After some initial issues, a lot of people (including a bunch of bloggers) received a September box and were cautiously optimistic about the box.

However, I can say with all certainty that the optimism is gone now. It seems like the lady that started Blue Velveteen has shut down communication on all social media sites and has essentially stolen people’s money.

Needless to say, people are PISSED. I never signed up for this box but I had heard of communication issues with the company the past few weeks so I had been paying attention. (This is what pro bloggers do.) At one point I tweeted to the owner to ask if the rumors of the company going under were true…

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Old factory soy candle gift set review + Giveaway

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Hello all

I am huge wax nut and by that I mean I love wax melts as much as I love candles, and I own quite a bit of both when I am at home I’d say about 60% of the time I have one or the other going. For me candles are so relaxing to the moods and can help with releasing stress as well as set a certain mood, so around the winter time I enjoy those classic holiday scents. So when I was recently given the opportunity to try the Old Factory Natural Soy candle gift set, I was super excited to add more candles to my collection, and the set I chose was Happy Holidays . With each set you get 3 2. oz candles. This set has Gingerbread, Christmas Tree and Candy Cane. Old factory has 12 sets to choose from at the moment and those sets are

New Born Baby-  Baby Powder, First Blanket, Baby Shampoo.
Coffee Shop – Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea.
Fall Harvest – Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, and Autumn Leaves.
Fresh & Clean – Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen
High as a Kite – Cannabis, Incense, Bag OÕ Cookies.
Man Cave – Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany
Romance – Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate.
Spa Day – Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea.
Vacation – Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi.
Winter Wonderland – Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First
50 Shades – Leather, Jasmine Bubbles, Vanilla Sex.

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I also got mine gift wrapped and wanted to show you what it looks like. It comes very nicely wrapped in blue wrapping paper. Which could be given for any occasion. The candles come in a nice little box, that is divided into 3 separate sections.

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I opened the candle and smelled them and like the box claims they are as close to scent in my opinion as a candle can get. They smell so good, and I would definitely recommend them as well as give them as a gift.

Now here is you chance to get score a Old Factory Gift set for yourself in a Rafflecopter giveaway The winner will get a coupon Code for full value of candle set for Amazon.

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All Treats, No Tricks Giveaway Hop Ends 10/31 – John Paul Doggie Spa Giftset

Lots of giveaways to enter.

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All Treats, No Tricks Giveaway Hop Ends 10/31


I will be giving a  John Paul Pet Doggie Spa Giftset (Oatmeal Shampoo, Oatmeal Conditioning Spray and Eyes & Ears Wipes). The Oatmeal Shampoo is for sensitive skin great for cats and dogs. You put the conditioning spray on while your dog or cat is still damp and then comb out their fur to make sure it goes on evenly. The wipes are for wiping their eyes, ears and face. My dog didn’t seem to mind the bath, wiping or combing at all. She really enjoyed it. GIVEAWAY FOR U.S. ONLY.


Welcome to the first annual “All Treats, No Tricks” Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops – so stay with us and you will have many chances…

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Braun No touch + forehead thermometer

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I am a member of in short is a site kind of like Smiley360 that will send you product absolutely free (to those that qualify in exchange for you 100% honest review.

Influenster has what are known as Vox boxes and Vox boxes can contain 1 product or a few different products. I recently qualified for the New Braun No touch + forehead thermometer Vox box.

I have not (thank goodness) had to use it in a real fever type situation but I have played with it a bit, and with flu season approaching am glad I have now. I really like it and it is super easy to use (and very light weight) as I have demonstrated here in this How to use the Braun no touch + forehead thermometer YouTube video. One of the things I love is that you could use it when you child is sleeping, without disturbing them. I have had to wake my 6-year-old many times at night, in the past due to his fevers getting really high. With this there will be no more having to wake him unless he really needs to be takin to the Dr. Another nice thing is that it reads very quickly, so more begging your child to sit still.

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Inside the box you get the Braun thermometer, 2 batteries, a quick start guide and an instruction booklet.

It also seems to me to be accurate or at least consistent. I tested it out on my fiancé, my mother, both my children, and myself and our temps were all reading about the same temperature each time on each person. Shamefully I did not own a reliable thermometer to test it against so I compared consistency and it was very consistent.


If you are interested in getting the Braun thermometer here it is on Amazon.

If you would like to join Influenster  go HERE and request an invite


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NEW ChapStick® dual-ended Hydration Lock



I am a member of Smiley360. What is Smiley360? you might ask well it is a website that will send you products (that you qualify for) absolutely free for you to try. Then after you try it you have tasks to do. Such as review it on Facebook, twitter or instagram or do a blog post if you have one.

Well a few weeks ago I qualified for chapsticks NEW ChapStick® dual-ended Hydration Lock chapstick. I am a bit of a lip balm junkie as you can tell from the picture above. I have gotten some of them through sub boxes, some were givin to me and others I have found for a really good deal.

Now someone might wonder, why would you want so many lip balms? The answer for me is it has to do with the mood I’m in. Different ones do different things and have different flavors, like sometimes I’m in the mood for one with a little minty bite and other times I want a fruity flavor or maybe a little color, but lately I have found myself reaching for my new ChapStick .

It is made with 2 sides. One is renew made with replenishing plant butters like Shea and Mango and the other is moistureize and has antioxidants such as CoQ10 and vitamin E. For me I have noticed that the renew side is little thicker (but not waxy), and I tend to use that side is the morning. The other side Moisturize is a bit more has a well um moisturizing aspect to it and I have been using it throughout the day. For me it tends to last for about 2-3 hours then I have to reapply. So it’s got pretty good staying power. I also find that even when I have not put any on for awhile my lips feel a lot less dry then before I started using it. The only downside for me is I normally like a little scent or flavor to my lip balms and this one doesn’t have one that I notice, but other then that it is fantastic. I give it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. The price is really good too. Below is a small list of places and prices that I found it for on the web.


Walgreens – 3.49

Wal-Mart – 2.68

C.V.S. – 3.69 -2.99

Birchbox – 2.99 (if your a Birchbox ACE it ships for free)

if you would like to read more about the new Hydration Lock Moisturize & Renew Chapstick and their new Hydration Lock Day & Night click through HERE  and you can also sign up for smiley360 so you can get a chance for some free goodies too.



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*****************I received this product free for review from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. In no way does me receiving it free affect my review*****************


One Lovely Blog Award



First I would like to thank   from for nominating me for this blogger award. Also thank you to my subscribers, because without you there wouldn’t be any reason to blog.

There are some guidelines to follow in order for the nominees to accept the award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  • Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

So here are the rest of my guidelines fulfilled so that I can accept this award!

Seven bits and bobs about me:

  1. My favorite color is Teal
  2. One of my favorite show is The walking dead.
  3. I taught myself to knit and crochet in my early 20s.
  4. The first CD that I got was Metallica Load, and it was given to me by my older brother for my 13th birthday.
  5. I am a Harry Potter fan
  6. The date I got clean and sober is 3/3/05
  7. My daughters name is Siri and it is my name backwards.

For the One Lovely Blog Award I nominate (in no special order):

















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What to do with chalkboard stickers

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Supplies needed:

A glass candle holder or some other glass container.

Chalkboard stickers (you can get some on amazon HERE)



A  flathead screwdriver or orange peeler (if you need to remove candle wax)

one of the flat ribbon type hair ties

Decorative rocks

IMPORTANT : I you have to remove candle wax put it in you freezer for at least 24 hours, it makes the removal so much easier




1. Take your candle out of the freezer.

2. Then carefully stick you flathead screwdriver or orange peeler between the candle wax and the glass. Gently wiggle it back and forth until the wax pops free.

3. Peel off any labels if you need to. Wash any remaining wax off of your candle jar.


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4. After you have washed and dried your candle holder you can place your chalkboard labels onto the spot you want them to be.

5. Stretch the flat ribbon hair tie around the bottom and put it where you would like it to be. I placed mine below the sticker shown in the first  top and bottom pictures below.

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There are many things things you can fill these with and some ideas are:

pens, paper clips, make-up brushes, beauty tools, lip gloss, lipsticks, candy, cotton balls, box tops (boxtops4education) while your collecting them, beads, a tiny sewing kit, Band-Aids, pany liners, and tampons for you bathroom sink.

or you could use them to give small gifts in at Christmas maybe cookies, chocolate dipped pretzels or home made body scrubs.



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AlphaHealthy Probiotics


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I was given the opportunity to try AlphaHealthy Probiotics and I have been taking them for about a 2 weeks now and to be honest don’t notice much a difference. Other then the fact that maybe my acne breakout that I have been battling has been calming down a bit quicker than normal. However I really have not been taking them long enough to know weather they are doing much more yet. Although I have read a lot about Probiotics in the last few days on a few different websites and I think the benefits that have been shown are good. if you would like to read more on probiotics there is a lot of great information on WebMD

What is a Probiotic: A dietary supplement containing live bacteria or yeast that supplements normal gastrointestinal flora, given especially after depletion of flora caused by infection or ingestion of an antibiotic drug. (Source: Medical Dictionary

Probiotics are naturally found in some foods such as Kefir, yogurt, pickles, sauerkraut and 6 other foods that you can read about HERE on Mind Body Green

How Probiotics work: (in short) They work by Balancing the good microorganisms, with the not so good ones thet are in the intestines and seem to help the bodies immunity with fighting off certain things.

from what I have read on a few different websites there are very few side effects from taking probiotics. However some may cause gas and bloating, but decreasing the dosage or taking them every other day may help with that.

Probiotics can be used with certain antibiotics to decrease the risk of diarrhea that some may cause, but talk to you Dr. to avoid any interactions if you are taking anything else.

Read about what probiotics have been found usful for on WebMD

So if you want to get started on AlphaHealthy Probiotic go on over to Amazon and order them.

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*I am not a healthcare professional so anytime you take something new you should speak with your Dr. to avoid any side effects or medication interaction issues*



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September 2014 Love With Food but really Gluten Free August box


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Hi everyone

Last month I had gotten an offer from Love with Food to get a free box. So I ordered it and was excited to be able to unbox it for you.

well the box got shipped out and delivered, only I was not the one who it was delivered to. I e-mailed Love with Food to let them know I had not gotten the box yet. Well they said they had run out of September boxes but offered me a August Gluten Free box instead. I thought that would be cool because I have not seen as many Gluten-Free unboxing’s of Love with Food as I have the regular boxes.

So here we go in the box

x2 dang – toasted coconut chips 1.43 oz.  These were the first item from the box that I ate and holy cow they are awesome the bags are 1.43 oz each and have a value of 1.62 per oz if you bought the 12 pack on Amazon

x2 180 – Nutty Rice Bites [dry roasted] with blueberries they are .62 oz. each and the 2 packs have a value of $2.98. These were the second thing I ate out of the box. Honestly for me they could be a good replacement  for some of the sugary not so good for me things I eat sometimes.

Jules – Cookies mix the 1.3 lb. box makes about 60 Cookies and is a value of $9.95. I read on the website that you can add whatever you want as far as nuts and chocolate chips to these cookies which I like because you can just keep these on hand then add whatever you need to. However for myself $9.95 is a bit much for a box of cookie mix.

Terra-Real Vegetable chip and the flavor is Sweet and Beets  they are 1.5 oz. and have a value of $2.55 I ate these too. I liked them a lot I wish they had a bit of a salty flavor to them but they are really good.

Bumblebar- Juno Apple Crisp Bar 1.6 oz.  it has a value of $2.69 This tasted ok not my favorite but if someone gave one to me I would eat it again. I love that it has 5g of Protein though

Lundburg – Multi-grain chips in Redwood Smokey BBQ 1.5 oz which has an approximate value of 3.15 per bag. These were ok again not the worst thing I’ve eaten but I probably would not but them. On this I am including the product link so you can locate them, if you are interested and to do that scoll all the way to the bottom of the page and I included the amazon link as well.

x 5 Yummy Earth – Organic suckers they have a value of .19 cents each so times that by 5 and I have .95 cents worth. I have had the Blueberry one and it was really good this I may purchase in the future

ginny – minis butter crisp love 1.25 oz. there value is 1.08 I haven’t eaten these yet but I love butter cookies so I think I will enjoy them.

Boulder Granola – Original 3 oz snack size. and has a vale of 2.70 I have had this yet either but the bag is a pretty good size I may try and find a cookie recipe to use it in.

So I think it was a pretty good box the price of the Gluten-Free box is is $25.00 a month and the value of this box is $29.29. You don’t come out hugly ahaead but you don’t have to pay a whole lot for some huge price for a bag or box of something and discover that you don’t like it.

Love with food is a big win for me I think I may get a monthly Tasting box for awhile. I want to start snacking on healthier things and this is a great way to find snacks and not waste money on ones I don’t like.


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September 2014 (but really August) Love with Food

If you want to try love with food feel free to use my referral code HERE 


*I was Offered this box for free by using a code via E-mail offer*

I hope you enjoyed my Love With Food unboxing/review.

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