Sebastian Professional Volume Collection Review

I received the new Sebastian Professional Volume Collection to review.
http://www.sebastianprofessional.com/en_US/?gclid=CPbT1Om80qMCFYp_5QoddCXxtQ

I was sent the Volupt Shampoo, Conditioner, and Spray.
I tried the shampoo and conditioner right away, and I love the smell. I don’t notice a ton of difference in the volume at first, but some is better then none! 🙂
My hair is shiny and sleek, so I love that.
I continued using the shampoo and conditioner, and did see some volume added to my hair. I have fine hair, so it is great to have something that works for hair like mine. In addition, the one time I did try to style it, it was fantastic! The spray worked wonders- it did not dry my hair out at all, and even helped bring back some of the curl! (I have very fine, very straight hair- it never keeps it’s style very long, no matter what I do to it!)
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101 Ways To Meditate- a book review

I was sent a copy of “101 Ways To Meditate” by Linda A. Lavid to review.
http://fcpress.us/

As many of you know, this mommy finds it very necessary to take time for “the calm”. Yoga, meditation, tai chi, deep breathing, etc. I find it makes my mind function better, it increases flexibility of the mind and the body, and in general makes me a better me. (A better “me” also makes a better wife, sister, daughter, friend, and most importantly, a better mommy! Remember to take time for “you”, mama’s! I’m going to keep saying this- to you and to me!)

As as
sasI really enjoyed this. I find meditation important to finding balance and calm in my life. Linda Lavid truly did give you step by step, vivid explanations and visual imagery to assist you in your meditative journey. This small book is well written and easy to follow. Author is knowledgeable on the subject, resourceful, and helpful. My one qualm- the price tag! There were only 74 pages of writing- and while those were very well written pages, the rest of it was inspirational quotes and page …more I really enjoyed this book. I find meditation important to finding balance and calm in my life. Linda Lavid truly did give you step by step, vivid explanations and visual imagery to assist you in your meditative journey. If you are experienced, then you can expand upon your knowledge and practices, because there truly are 101 ways to meditate outlined in this book!
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Rattle and Roll Giveaway!

In honor of Little Man’s birthday, I wanted to give a gift to you! It seems like many of you have young children at home, so I have selected on of Little’s favorite toys to get for this giveaway.

It is a Bruin Inflatable Rattle and Roll, http://www.boobooly.com/products/PR001.shtml

He loved this. It is for ages 9 months and up. He loved, loved,loved it as a baby. He used to chase it around the house, giggling his little baby laugh. It is an inflatable tube, that has toys and rattles inside it. There is a cute little window, letting him see what makes all the noise inside. When it rolls or moves, it makes noise (rattles), making the baby curious. It encourages baby to move to and with the roller, which in turn encourages the baby to crawl.
Little still has his- he currently uses it as everything from a “ninja hidey house” to a telescope to something one would see on American Gladiator…he has even taken it into the pool. Not that this is what the manufacturer intended, I am sure!

So, here are the ways to win. I will be checking, so please make sure you do the following.
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Aviva Wild Water Slide Review

Thanks, Energizer Bunny Mom! We won a GREAT prize from her blog, http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/
(Check out the sidebar for her button, or my blog list for her link!)

We won the Aviva Wild Water Slide! http://magiccabin.com/product.asp?pcode=1757
And if that were not cool enough, we also got a foot pump to go with it 🙂
Thank you so much, Magic Cabin!!!!

My kids LOST THEIR MINDS!!!!
It was after 5pm when the UPS man came by, and they started begging me to open it. I knew what it was, so no way was I opening it until after they ate! Otherwise, dinner would never happen. After dinner, they kept going to the box (they knew what was in it, too, haha) until I finally opened it. Kamikaze grabbed the box and started jumping up and down and screaming.

So, Dad began to set it up while I got them into their bathing suits.
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Kids Book Review

I was sent “Professor Barrister’s Dinosaur Mysteries #2: The Case of the Armored Allosaurus” by Stephan Penner to review. This is the second book in a children’s series, where again Professor Barrister enlists the aid of Nate and Emily to solve a mystery related to dinosaurs. (First of series was “The Case of the Truncated Troodon”.) Does Allosaurus really have armor or not? This is the mystery, and the main characters get to travel back in time! How fun is that? I read this to Kamikaze and Little Man, 6 and 3, and they enjoyed it. Little man didn’t make it through the whole thing, but that’s OK. He left and started smashing his dinosaurs together 🙂 So the concept got to him at least, haha- I’ll take it!
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Covergirl Last Blast Fusion Review

I was sent a tube of Covergirl’s Last Blast Fusion to review. It comes it 4 shades- very black, black, black-brown, and brown. I was sent black-brown. I think it was the right choice for me- I have very dark brown hair, but not quite black. My eyelashes are not very thick, but they are when I use lash blast! It does not irritate my eyes, goes on smoothly, and gives me thick, full lashes. I want to try it with an eyelash curler. Maybe I can get thick, full, curly lashes! (A girl can dream!) Lash blast fusion was easy to use and didn’t clump, as well. I did need to put on several strokes to get that “thick” look, but it was worth it. Thanks Covergirl!
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