Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ready, Set, Go, – Activewear by RBX

RBX Active debuted on the activewear scene just three years ago and has grown steadily because of its superior quality, up to the minute styling and accessible pricing. Led by President and CEO, Eli Yedid, the company features the ultimate in fashion-active apparel and fitness accessories at price points that are realistic for today's active consumer. Their slogan--LIVE LIFE ACTIVE effectively describes the spirit of the brand.

RBX Active is a hot brand in a growing category that is here to stay. RBX's design and marketing team have a finger on the pulse of what is cutting edge, but realistic for today's savvy consumer. The brand delivers the best fitness apparel and accessories ensuring today's busy women can find an exciting look that transitions from the gym to the street. The collection of tops, bottoms and jackets are easy to mix and match to reflect an individual's style as they travel from activity to activity.

Style CR6064 is featured in FOUR fabulous abstract patterns and exciting color ways. Each option can be styled with other RBX Active products and will also match up well with existing wardrobe looks. The 21 1/2 inch inseam legging is machine washable, 88 poly, 12 spandex. Sizes range S-M-L-XL fitting 4/6, 6/8. 8/10, 12-14 respectively. It WICKS which is important for working out since that means that the fabric pulls moisture away from the skin to keep the body dry. It has FOUR-WAY STRETCH providing all-over flex, maintaining its shape. FLAT LOCK SEAMS deliver smooth lines and prevents chafing. It is FADE RESISTANT so that vibrant colors stay bright, wash after wash.

My Thoughts

My daughter is really into fitness, especially yoga, so she was super excited to test out the RBX capri leggings. These pants are made using spandex and conform perfectly to your body, allowing you to bend and twist into even the most advanced yoga poses with ease.  It's also designed with wicking technology, which means you're never feel sticky or sweaty because it absorbs sweat and dries quickly. They're so comfortable, you could even sleep in them. They are very well-made with tight stitching. They can be machine washed in cold water without any fading and hold their form without shrinking when line-dried.

In addition to being functional,  the RBX capris come in tons of fashion forward colors that appeal to teen and adults alike. Sizes range from small to extra large so women of all sizes can enjoy them. Of course, the pants we received are only one example of the beautiful  apparel you can find at  RBX.  They also have shorts, tops, accessories, and more.  Here are a few other items on my wish list.

 To view their full collection, be sure to visit the the RBX website. Right now, you can get 15% off by signing up for their newsletter,  so it's a great time to update your exercise wardrobe. To keep up with future products and promotions, follow them via their social media.

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Hyde by Laura DeLuca


by Laura DeLuca

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PawPack Subscription Box

I love getting subscription boxes for me and my family, but did you know you can also get them for your pets? Your four legged friend deserves a little love too, and there's no better way to show it than with a fun subscription box from PawPack. Whether you have a dog, cat, or both, you can have a box full of surprises sent right to your door every month that includes everything your pet needs. But what makes this box really unique, is that everything inside is all natural and sustainable.

 My dog Amber was super excited when our PawPack box arrived. We get lots of fun toys and things in the mail, but we don't often get a chance to test things out for our pets. The box arrived beautifully packaged, and Amber couldn't keep her nose out of it.

 This month's selection included lots of Amber's favorite things including fun toys and delicious treats. The company was really great and personalized our box, making sure the items were geared towards a large breed. There were two different types of dog treats, both full size, not sample sizes.  First, there is a bag of Grain Free Wag More Bark Less Soft & Chewy Treats made with All Natural Beef and Spinach.   The second treat was a 12" Chewy Bull which looks like giant beef stick.  Both of these treats a were a big hit with Amber, but it was the Chewy Bull that caught her attention first. She chewed on it for hours and loved every second of it.

Our box also included a really cute toy from Charming Pet.  Its really tough and durable. Even my large dog won't be able to tear it apart easily, and its also made from 100% natural colors and fibers.

The final item in our box was bottle of Buddy Splash, which is a rosemary & mint conditioner. This not only helps your dog's coat stay shiny and tangle free between baths, it also smells amazing.  

Amber had a ball with all her gifts, but the toy was definitely her favorites.  She walks around with it in her mouth all day and actually whines with joy. Of course, she also enjoyed the tasty snacks. She is definitely one spoiled puppy. As an added bonus, there's also a really cool bumper sticker included that says "Wag More Bark Less"  so you can let the whole world know you're a dog lover.

 PawPack is a treat for pets and owners alike.  I love how the box contains all full size products, and how you can personalize it to make sure it's the right items for your pet's size. It's an awesome deal that you can get for as little as $25 a month.  All things considered, you're definitely getting your money's worth, and it's a great opportunity to test out a variety of different products and see what your pet enjoys the most.  If you'd like to learn more about PawPack and all they have to offer, be sure to visit their website or check them out on their social media.

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Pregnancy-safe Summer Skin from Nine Naturals!

Summertime is once again upon us, and the summer heat, while nice at the beach or pool, brings on a slew of new skincare woes; from sweat, to sunburn, to chapped skin. We all know it’s important to protect ourselves from the sun and heat, but for nursing and expecting mothers, it's also important
 to protect our 
 from potentially harmful chemicals that are present in many skincare lines. 

 Nine Naturals, a line of 100% plant based luxury hair and body care products, 
​was specifically created with pregnant and new mothers in mind.​
  All Nine Naturals products are free of dangerous toxins including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances. So, you don't have to worry about potentially harmful ingredients, just pack up your beach bag
​ with the following four products​
 and go!

  • Nine Naturals Natural Deodorant
    ​ ($16)​
     is 100% plant-based and aluminum-free. It uses non-nano zinc oxide to naturally control the bacteria that causes odor, while shea and cocoa butters soothe and moisturize the skin.
  • Nine Naturals Natural Sunscreen SPF 32
    ​ ($24)​
     offers broad UVA/UVB protection. Safe for pregnancy and for the entire family, this protective sunscreen uses non-nano zinc oxide and plant-based ingredients.
  • Nine Naturals Citrus + Geranium Soothing Body Wash
    ​ ($20)​
     is a rich, sulfate-free cleanser that energizes your body with the scents of lemon, lime and geranium, while avocado oil and cupuaƧ
     butter soothe even the driest, itchiest skin.
  • Nine Naturals Vanilla + Geranium Regenerative Belly Butter & Stretch Mark Cream
    ​ ($35)​
     is packed with restorative omega fatty acids and works deep within your skin’s connective tissue to dramatically improve elasticity, control stretch marks and fight itchiness.

​All Nine Naturals products​
 are all available for purchase on

My Thoughts

I may not be pregnant, but I still know a good thing when I see it.  I always prefer using natural plant based products for my skin care regimen, and Nine Naturals has some that are pretty outstanding. I got to try a few of their products, and I was really impressed with the results. 

Natural Sunscreen SPF 32-   There were lots of things I liked about this product. The sunscreen is not at all greasy or sticky when it's applied. There is no scent, so it doesn't smell like chemicals. It almost feels like you're applying regular lotion. Most importantly, it worked perfectly. There was not one speck of sunburn on me even after a full eight hours in the sun. Of course, I did reapply several times during the day.

  Soothing Body Wash - This soothing body wash is gentle against your skin. The citrus and gerumian aroma is a great way to help you get started in the morning, and the light scent clings to your skin long after you've turned off the shower. It comes in a nice squeeze bottle for easy access and a little bit goes a long way. It leaves your skin soft and smooth to the touch, and there's never any greasy residue. 

These products were just fantastic and a great choice for anyone who has sensitive skin or just enjoys all natural skincare, as well as those who are pregnant. If you'd like to learn more about Nine Naturals, and all the products in their line, be sure to visit Destination Maternity.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015


If it feels as if something is missing from your life, though you may not know what, discover secrets that can help you fill that emptiness. Self-inquiry is necessary in order to awaken to our inherent divine nature. Because that can be a challenging task for many of us, SECRETS OF A 21st CENTURY ALCHEMIST offers readers not only questions to consider on this journey, but also answers to ponder and ideas to contemplate. This potent and inspirational memoir presents convincing insights and lessons for seekers of all faith traditions, or none. It guarantees you'll make some fascinating discoveries about your own life and the role you've come to play at this exciting time in the life of our planet.

My thoughts:

A good book.  Susan Truett Trammell has some good solid information.She offers a lot of tools in helping you understand how to change things in your life.

There are twelve chapters (Secrets as they are called in this book). This book isn't very long, but a good easy read.  I have found through some of this a connection on how things are in my own life, and how I can change things. I do think I will probably skim through this book from time to time.

UNFREEDOM - Opening in Theaters May 29, 2015

UNFREEDOM juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching contemporary stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, one tale follows a Muslim terrorist who kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar in order to silence him, while the other charts the travails of a young woman whose devout father tries to force her into an arranged marriage, which she resists because she is secretly in love with another woman. The four characters come face to face with gruesome acts of violence in battles of identity, sexuality, religion, love, and family.

My Thoughts:

First this movie is not to be watched with underage children.  It has acts of violence and shows some sexual scenes.  

I found this to be very sad that a young woman, Lala had to hide from her family that was a lesbian and was in love with another woman, Sucky Taylor.  Lala was to be married in an arranged marriage.  She left her home and a video of herself to her father that she was not going to marry the man he had arranged her to marry and she was gay.  She ran to her lover, Sucky.  But Sucky was not happy to see Lala after a year of not seeing her and tells her she is dating a man.  Well, Lala was not going to let Sucky do this and what she does is shocking.  

Shifting to New York, I found it very hard to watch what the Muslim terrorist does to the Liberal Muslim and his family after he kidnaps him.  Very sad.  

I did watch this movie from start to finish.  I don't know if I could watch it again, due to the sadness and violence throughout, but it was not a bad movie.

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Finger Knitting Fun: 28 Cute, Clever, and Creative Projects for Kids

Vickie Howell's popular shows have introduced audiences at PBS, HGTV and the DIY network to the worlds of knitting needles and crochet hooks. Now, this Austin-based mom is going beyond hooks and needles.
Filled with 28 projects that only need the ends of your hands to work, this book is perfect for anyone looking for a quick crafting fix. Every project is literally hands on and taps into developing creativity and motor skills while having a lot of fun!
My thoughts:
What a great craft book for girls of all ages.  I had fun doing this with my eleven year old daughter.  I remember playing with yarn as a young girl, but we never had a book like this.  This book is loaded with twenty eight different yarn projects.   Each project has a colorful page of what the project will look like and on the opposite page it tells you everything you need and step by step very easy to follow instructions.
I have done the head turn headband, daisy chain necklace and a magical mobile with my daughter   so far from this book.  They all turned out great. It is also fun going to the craft store and picking out the different colors of yarn. These projects would be great to do at birthday parties, and even in classrooms.