Friday, November 27, 2015

I'm Happy for You (Sort Of..Not Really) Review & Giveaway

Is comparison living hijacking your life?

Do you find yourself measuring your value against your friend’s house, body, marriage, resume, paycheck, organic garden, or Pinterest-worthy holiday décor, and coming up lacking? Do your college roommate’s Instagram snapshots bear little resemblance to the scene at your house this morning?

Excessive comparison and competition sap our energy and steal our joy. Our friends become our audience and judges, and our kids become part of our brand. Add social media’s constant invitation to post and peruse, and it’s no wonder that we’re left exhausted, discontent, and lonely. Thankfully, there is another way!

With refreshing candor and humor, Kay Wyma shares her experiences with comparison living and offers readers the simple remedies that helped her and her family reboot their perspective and discover freedom, authenticity, and joy.

About I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really)
Our cultural obsession with comparison is undercutting relationships and sapping contentment. With disarming candor and humor, Kay Wills Wyma explores how to trade comparison for compassion and rediscover what life is all about.
It’s easy to get caught in the comparison games we play with our appearances, our kids, and our homes. Kay reminds exhausted families about tried and true remedies from the pressures of competitive living.
In her warm, relatable style, Kay confronts the comparison epidemic raging in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our social-media feeds, offering remedies along the way.
With candor and humor, I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) explores the troubling effects of living in an excessively competitive culture—and reveals simple yet effective ways to escape the comparison trap.

About the Author
Kay Wills Wyma is a blogger, mother of five, and the author of Cleaning House through which she has appeared on The TODAY Show, CNN, Glenn Beck, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, and more. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. Kay lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Jon, and their family.






My Thoughts
How often have you lost your joy in something by taking your eyes off your own life and looking at what has happened in someone else's life. Comparison is the death of contentment. This was a great read and really helps put life in perspective. If you would like to read this book you can order it from Amazon or enter below to win a copy.
Win a copy of this book for yourself

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hemisfares Gelato and Kroger

The Slow-Churned Facts

It’s taken Italians hundreds of years to perfect the art of gelato making, and you can taste that mastery in every sublime spoonful of NEW! HemisFares™ Gelato. Slow-churned with regionally sourced ingredients, here are some details to share about each of the imported flavors:

Nocciola con Praline (Italian Hazelnut)
With the finest hazelnuts from select Sicilian regions

Limone Crème (Lemon Creme)
With sun-drenched lemons from select Sicilian regions

Pistacchio (Pistachio)
With pistachios from the Catania province of Sicily

Stracciatella (Dark Chocolate Flake)
With the finest dark chocolate pieces

Cappuccino (Cappuccino Chocolate Chip)
With robust espresso coffee from Palermo

Cioccolato (Chocolate)
With the finest Italian cocoa

My Thoughts:
My local Kroger store only had 3 flavors. Pistacchio, Capppuccino and Cioccolato.  I thought the one I would like the most from those flavors would be the Cioccolato. It was very rich and creamy but for the size of container the price seemed too high for me. I would buy this again if it were on sale and I had a coupon but otherwise I would pass it by.

Get a digital coupon from Kroger to buy your own container of gelato and see which flavor is your favorite, use the code GELATO to get $1 off any one Hemisfares™ item

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Anti Nit Spray

I read an article the other day about how there is a new group "super" lice out that are supposed to be hard to kill. I have grandchildren who are in elementary school which is the typical age for lice to affect. Any frequent reader of my blog knows how I prefer a more natural remedy as opposed to chemicals for anything, so I decided to make up my own spray for anti lice and give a bottle to my daughter, my neighbor and one for my house. 

Anti Nit Spray
1 tbsp of conditioner (whatever you have at home is fine)
10 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 oz water

mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle ( I use a glass bottle to keep the essential oils from interacting with plastic). Shake well and spray around the head every morning before the kids head out to school. This works as a repellent and not a treatment. 

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