Ok so I usually never promote one company better than another, but I have to this time! Label Daddy is by far the best label company I hav...

Label Daddy- The Best Labels Around!

Ok so I usually never promote one company better than another, but I have to this time!
Label Daddy is by far the best label company I have worked with.

The have so many design choices, themes, fonts, colors, etc., for you to choose from. That is what really kicks them up to my #1. Other companies I have reviewed for have a small selection and you are forced to choose something that may be somewhat mediocre. NOT so with Label Daddy!

Get ready for school and save 25% on Label Daddy peel and stick custom name labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! No ironing or sewing . . . just peel and stick. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for school! Remember to label all clothing, books, bags, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These convenient labels are great for adults too! -- Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

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I love, love, love this dress. It is so beautiful!  I am not really one for dressing up to "...

1950's Grace Karin Vintage Dress

I love, love, love this dress. It is so beautiful! 
I am not really one for dressing up to "fru-fru"- I like to dress very comfortable. 
But there are occasions that I dress up. Conferences, conventions, special church services. 
This is just the dress for me to wear on those occasions. 

The length is perfect, the sleeves long enough...the color great!
I would only complain that the top area is snug- not the bust itself, but if I were to reach around and hug someone, I would be very restricted. I think I could let that out and give myself some more room. I almost order another size up, but was afraid it would be to loose in the bust area. 

The material is not listed on the tag, but the handling instructions are as follows:
Dry Clean Only
(I did read somewhere that you can hand wash this dress)
Do Not Bleach
Low Heat Iron
Do Not Wring the dress 
Dry Flat
Do not expose to sun for prolonged times

That seems simple enough!!

If you have a wedding to attend, a classy event, or just like to have something nice, you should purchase this dress. It is only $30.98!!

You can purchase it on Amazon here

Hi there. I have a great guest post for you! Ashley over at The Geeky Mama Blog is sharing her h...

I Am That Perfectly Imperfect Mama: Guest Post

Hi there. I have a great guest post for you!
Ashley over at The Geeky Mama Blog is sharing her heart with you. 
I hope you pop on over and follow her!

Before I got pregnant with my first son, I thought about how amazing it would be to be a Mom. I kept thinking, "Hmmm.. It can't be that hard! Every woman has that motherly instinct in them... " Oh... How wrong I was! I had been searching through vlogs of young mama's and saw how happy and organized most of them were, but come on.. there is things that go on, on the other side of that camera. Things that most of us mama's need to see! Let me go ahead and be the one to show you that side that no one sees.


I ended up taking a picture of my little stinker today. Look how angelic and sweet he looks with that cute little smile. Well looks can be deceiving let me tell you! This is what you don't see....


Yep, he grabbed a highlighter while I was vacuuming his bedroom and hid in the kitchen and drew all over himself! (And I mean ALL over himself!) Look at that sneaky face. I know he's proud of himself! You will also notice he is wearing just a diaper. (I am happy he is at least wearing that! :) He HATES.. let me repeat that.. HE HATES CLOTHES! When we leave to run errands I will dress him and we go about our business. As soon as we walk through that front door, I have to do a double take! I compare it to a magic trick. Now you see it, now you don't! We do live in Arizona and yes I will admit it gets way too hot here. So yes, I am that Mama that allows her child to run naked! (Well, with a diaper on of course! Which he hates wearing!) 

So since we live in Arizona and the summers are horrible to live through, there isn't a lot of "Come on kids lets go play outside!" There's a lot more "I'm bored Mom!" My oldest is in love with Pokémon GO and watching toy reviews on Youtube. So today was one of those days where I didn't get my phone back and missed a couple of important phone calls and all because my son thinks he's "Gotta catch them all", while I did the laundry. (Yes, that's why he has no sheets on his bed!) :) So yes, I am that Mama that lets technology babysit my kids on some days. Hey I'm not perfect because some days I just need to get chores done around the house. 
As you can see, my life is not at all perfect... Its far from it. I have a 2 year old that loves to streak through the house, say "NO", have tantrums and draw all over himself! I also have a 4 year old that loves to be by himself and watch reviews and play games. To all mama's out there who give yourselves a hard time on not having everything "the way you want it".... Don't let it bring you down! I think about it like this.. If I see that adorable smile on their faces and know that they are safe and happy, that's all that matters. The video games, naked baby butts, and the marker all over my sons body doesn't phase me anymore.
So am I perfect? No... but I am a perfectly imperfect mama and wouldn't change anything about that. To mama's everywhere.. THIS is real life.

Colleen Coble takes you on an emotional journey in To Love a Stranger.  Bessie Randall is thrust into a new life because her sister tak...

To Love a Stranger: Book Review

Colleen Coble takes you on an emotional journey in To Love a Stranger. 

Bessie Randall is thrust into a new life because her sister takes things too far in writing love letters to men looking for wives. Bessie's sister uses her name to make these transactions and even signs a marriage license in her name. 

Bessie is sure she must keep the marriage even despite her fears. Jasper, the unsuspecting spouse is awaiting a beautiful wife, what he gets instead is Bessie- who is plain. 

The marriage is off to a rocky start from the beginning. Instead of annulling the marriage right away, they are called to move into Utah territory by the military. They will decide what to do when they get there. 

All along the way they encounter Indians, obstacles and even...attraction??
But what throws some real kinks into life is Bessie finds a newborn infant in the middle of the desert with her dead mother, making an instant family...or do they?

Once they arrive at their new location they must decide what to do with the marriage. In the struggle to honor God's Word and see what happens, may challenges draw them together. 

Bessie gets bit by a rattlesnake while Jasper is away at work, the baby gets kidnapped and Jasper starts having second thoughts about sending Bessie away.

I will be honest, I cried many times throughout this book. It's a great tool to show the true meaning of love!!

How to Combat Oily Hair No one likes to look like an oil slick just passed through their hair. But...

Tame Oily Hair Naturally

How to Combat Oily Hair

No one likes to look like an oil slick just passed through their hair. But did you know there could be a medical reason you have oily hair? How about using the wrong shampoo for your hair type? What about over washing? Yes, over washing can cause oily hair. Keep reading to learn how you can tame the oily hair beast naturally and what could be causing it.

Hormones:  If hormones are imbalanced, which usually happens {unfortunately} during puberty and pregnancy, hormone levels can make the sebaceous glands produce more sebum than they’re supposed to. Once hormones are balanced again the production of sebum will slow down.

Illness:  Different illnesses can affect sebum production. Diseases and disorders that affect the pituitary or adrenal gland, tend to increase sebum production. Also, any disorders that affect the ovaries will have the same effect.

Shampoo/Conditioner: You could be using a shampoo that isn't right for your hair type, which usually will mess up the way your scalp responds. Only use dry and brittle shampoo and conditioners if your hair is in fact dry and brittle. Also, using non-sulfate shampoos will help slow down the oil producing process, as the sulfates strip your scalp and follicles of all oil. Once all that oil is gone, the follicle will produce extra oil to replace what was lost. Your hair needs some oils to be healthy....

Heredity: The genes you were born with play apart in how your hair will look and the way it produces sebum. There is no way to change the genetic make up you were born with.

You may not be able to completely stop you hair from producing so much oil, but there are ways to help deal with it. Here are some ideas you can try at home to see if it doesn't help with your oily hair problem.

Sulfate Free Shampoo- Again, the sulfates are harsh detergents that strip the oils right out, you need those oils to keep your strands healthy. Sulfate free cleans your hair without stripping all the oils.

Lemon juice- This has vital vitamins and minerals that promote healthy hair and it can also help keep excessive oiliness at bay. Squeeze out the juice from one small lemon, dilute it with a cup of water, mix well and apply to your scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water and a mild shampoo. The lemon juice is also an effective way of getting rid of shampoo buildup on your hair.

Tea Rinse-Tea contains an astringent substance called tannic acid; this helps to prevent the buildup of excessive oil on the scalp by tightening the pores. Dip a tea bag in some warm water and apply the resulting tea to your scalp. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse out with a mild shampoo.

Apple cider vinegar -this also has an astringent effect that helps to reduce the oil buildup on hair. Dilute about one-fourth cup of apple cider vinegar to a litre of water; pour this liquid into a spray bottle and spray on your hair. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse the vinegar out with some warm water.

Limit Hair Washings- Try limiting how often you wash your hair. I know this sounds counter productive, but wash only once to twice a week. This gives your scalp a chance to regulate itself from all the stripping, adding, stripping, adding of artificial oils in conditioner. Just like our internal organs need a break, our outer organ {skin} needs a break too.

While in between washes you may {ok, you probably will} experience an oil slick effect. Don't fret, this is natural. Your body has to regulate its sebum production after all the abuse it has gone through. It may take a couple weeks, maybe longer to regulate. Just apply some cornstarch to the roots of your hair and rub in. Brush through to distribute if needed. Eventually it will regulate and the oil will be less. 

Now, you may still have a bit of oily hair if this hair type is inherited, but it shouldn't be to the extreme. Applying cornstarch will help soak up the extra oils. 

Just remember, you get out of your hair what you put into your body. Think about your diet...if it's high in fats and sugar, your hair will reflect that. Try a low glycemic and low sugar diet and see if this doesn't improve the health of your hair....

You ever hear the saying....You are what you eat.....Well, it's true....