Saturday, January 24, 2015
We have a couple wood burning stove's at the farm. So I was happy to try the Epica wood bellows by Astor. One of our stove's is smaller and the bellows we have are very old and large and were not convenient to use. These bellows are made for a small or medium size fire. They are made of sturdy wood product panels with a powder-coated finish. The synthetic leather accordian is attached to the panels with metal rivets and is a nice smooth black that matches the wood panels. The hardware is all metal, no plastic parts.
I'm not a super fire starter, and I tend to forget they are going, so these came in very handy. I can't count how many times I was down to coals and jumped up to try and restart the fire. These bellows worked perfectly at getting it right back going, no paper needed! They are also nice to look at. Simple but classic looking!
Please check out these bellows on Amazon. They are very reasonably priced and a wonderful product.
I was so excited to get this mineral foundation brush from YALMEH and when they also offered me the opportunity to try the Glorifying Facial Cleansing Moisturizer & Rejuvenator I jumped at the chance. I am always looking for a good moisturizer.
The YALMEH Mineral Foundation brush is the softest brush I have ever used. I've always been one of those "all make-up brushes are the same" kind of girl. Boy was I wrong. I knew the moment I opened the box that this was like no brush I had ever had before. I tried it right away, my make-up went on super smooth, no streaks, and no loose bristles! I was able to wash it and it looks just like new as you can see in my photo. I could just sit all day and stroke my face with this brush. It's a keeper for sure. It's also cruelty free and vegan friendly. I will certainly be buying my brushes from YALMEH from now on.
The second product I tried was the YALMEH Glorifying Facial Cleansing Moisturizer & Rejuvenator. I am always willing to try a new moisturizer. I was just as impressed with this, as the brush. It makes your skin feel so silky soft and I can feel it tightening. It has a pleasant smell and nice creamy texture. I like that it has all organic and natural ingredients.
If your interested in checking out YALMEH for yourself please visit the website at www.yalmeh.com
I could really use a hug right now.
Friday, January 23, 2015
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I couldn't resist some of the cute things in The Sweetest Shop. Here are my three favorites!
Through the Post Clutch- How much fun is this? I think I would use it everyday, certainly for a night out.
Hepcat Soda Fountain Dress in Cherry- I love polka dots and this dress is so sweet and retro.
I Am Who I Glam Heel- Wow, how adorable are these? They would make any girl's day!
Have fun seeing all the new Valentine's Day finds at The Sweetest Shop at ModCloth
Because of the holidays I've got quite a large review backlog. I've read a lot of books, but I haven't been able to write the reviews for them yet. Normally I review a book as soon as I've read it, so it isn't convenient for me to have a backlog. I thought it would be nice to turn this problem into something fun instead of worrying and stressing about it. I talked to my lovely friend Sophie from Reviewed the book who has the exact same problem and together we've set up a review challenge. We're going to try to review as many books as we can in 10 days. I'm going to set my goal at 14 reviews. It doesn't matter how many reviews you're planning to write as long as you set a goal that will be achievable for yourself. It's also perfectly all right if you don't have a backlog, the challenge is about writing reviews together, so if you read and review straight away, that's wonderful too.
If you're a blogger it would be great if you could write a post about the challenge on your blog. If you don't have a blog you can join as well. You can enter with the link of your Amazon, Goodreads or Netgalley account. Every review counts.
We're starting with our reviews on January 23rd. The event will end on February 2nd and we'll be celebrating with a Facebook and Twitter party for those who have signed up. Of course there will be prizes...
Review as many books as you can in 10 days
Join us by filling out the linky at Librarian Lavender!
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Don has been working on our pipes now for six days. That's right six days with no water, no bath, no showers, no dish water. Six days of ok, surely now it's fixed and an hour later when the test comes all you hear is screaming...TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF, as water pours out of another pipe somewhere else. This house only has one bathroom. Surely there can't be that much pipe left can there? Imagine if it had 2 or 3 bathrooms? I finally can appreciate having one bathroom for 10 people because it mean's there is less that can go wrong. Sad, that thought.
The second day of pipe obliteration saw us ripping up the bathroom floor because the people who owned this house thought it was a grand idea to put a bathroom on the old porch. Only the bathroom wasn't raised up, so all pipes rest on the COLD concrete porch. Why then do they wonder that the pipes all froze and burst? Am I the only person who looks at pipes on a COLD concrete floor and thinks, hey this is a pretty terrible idea? Apparently I am.
Poor Don has been working in the freezing cold wet ground day after day, trying to repair them. Then he whistles as he leaves for work. I think I need to follow in his footsteps, only I can't imagine whistling during this. I think I got the easy job, ripping up carpet and cleaning up the mess the people before us left. Can I say I never want pets again? Ok maybe I do, but long after this goes out of my head.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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