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Friday, February 26, 2021

Hottest Deals of the Week!!!



 *This post contains affiliate links, I do receive a small incentive if you purchase through these links.

These are some of the Hottest Deals of the last week!!!


Soccer balls for only $8-$10 shipped! Great Easter basket gift! They're an extra 20% off sale prices with code EXTRA20 . THEN if you create a "Creator's Club" account (Free rewards), you get shipping FREE Too! https://shopstyle.it/l/br1hm


Soap alert! 6 bottles for under $6!!! One thing I learned from 2020 is that I won’t be without a stock of soap ever again! Great time to grab some! https://amzn.to/2NOqVBF


Lilac is my favorite scent EVER! Get this Yankee Candle for under $17! https://amzn.to/37sdyxQ


How darling is this little Lego Sheep? This would be a perfect Easter basket filler, and mark my words, it will sell out! https://amzn.to/3k6jHoI


Activated Charcoal Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth normally $7.99 but with promo code QZ544SRU It's $5.99  https://amzn.to/3sanJPy


Ok crafty mamas... A 26 dye tiedye kit for under $10!!! This does NOT HAPPEN! Trust me when I say this one will SELL OUT! Use code TDP5AM6I at checkout!  https://amzn.to/2NqfnVd


My favorite no show socks!! These are the only ones I've tried that don't slip. I've walked miles in them without issue!!!! Marked down AND have a 5% clickable! https://amzn.to/3skuw9t


Wet/Windy Soccer season is COMING!!!!! It’s HEATED!!! I mean what better seat could you ask for?! You connect a little battery and it heats up to 115 degrees! On s a l e, and a coupon to clip!  https://amzn.to/3aS3i3Y


This ALWAYS SELLS OUT!! BISSELL CrossWave All-in-One Multi-Surface Wet Dry on sale for $249.99 but with promo code SAVE20 you score it for $199 and you score $30 back in Kohl's Cash and it ships FREE  https://shopstyle.it/l/br5Jb


I absolutely LOVE this scale, one of my favorite Amazon purchases EVER! It syncs to an app so you can track your progress on a chart. It tracks muscle mass, visceral fat, BF% and so much more!!! It's been cheaper.... but with the clickable right now for $22.99, it's still a FANTASTIC deal! https://amzn.to/3dHPDP1


Reebok KATURA WOMEN'S SHOES, normally $60.00, but add promo code KATURA19 and score them for just $19.99 w/free shipping! Quite a few colors available. I got these pictured!!!! https://shopstyle.it/l/br1im

What deals will you be grabbing??



Say "I Love YOU" With Superior Source Vitamins AND #GIVEAWAY!!! #nopills2swallow



 I received a sample from Superior Source for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Ever since I was little, I've struggled with swallowing pills. I've gotten MUCH better, but I'd still rather not do it! For this reason I always go back an forth on taking vitamins. I don't like the gummies because of the calories and sugar that is in them, and there aren't many other chewable options on the market. Enter Superior Source Vitamins. Most of their vitamins/supplements are MicroLingual® Tablets which are dissolvable. Everything else is also dissolvable but comes in varieties.

I received a variety of vitamins/supplements this month to try. The Vitamin C Sour Cherry Melts, Children's B Complex, Vitamin D3, Biotin, 100% Daily Value Multi Vitamin, B-12 and Collagen.



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Common Symptoms of Dehydration




If you’re like most people, you’ve been told since childhood to drink plenty of water; unfortunately, it’s common for most people to not include drinking water in their daily to-do-lists. Instead, they have several cups of coffee or soda throughout the day, with the assumption that they are still getting sufficient amounts of fluid. Unfortunately, when you don’t drink enough water to replenish the water your body loses through sweating, urination, and breathing, your body may become dehydrated. It’s especially important to make sure children and elderly adults are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. The ideal way to know if your body is properly hydrated is to pay attention to what it’s telling you, such as drinking water when you feel thirsty. Here are some of the most common signs and of symptoms dehydration to be aware of.

Dry Mouth

One of the first symptoms of dehydration is a dry mouth, which means your body is telling you that it needs more water. Without enough water, your body cannot make sufficient saliva, which can lead to not only dehydration but other things as well, including bad breath. So, if your mouth is feeling dry, instead of grabbing a piece of gum or mouth rinse, drink a glass of water.

Urine Problems

Every organ in your body relies on having sufficient amounts of water in order to function properly, but one of the vital reasons to stay hydrated is your renal system. Water is critical for helping your kidneys remove waste from your blood via urination, so if the kidneys aren’t getting the appropriate amount of water necessary to carry the waste from your body, it can cause a variety of serious health problems, such as kidney stones. The more water you drink, the clearer your urine is, so if it is a darker color than usual, it means the urine is concentrated and you need to drink more water. One of the initial symptoms of dehydration is a decrease in urination. If your kidneys aren't getting enough water, you will not urinate as frequently as you should.

Muscle Cramps

If your body is dehydrated, it causes your blood to become more concentrated, which then causes a drop in blood volume. This drop in blood volume, which means that the blood flowing through your body is going to go to the muscles that need it the most, which is the heart; however, the inadequate flow to the other muscles causes muscle cramps. The cramps are caused by the muscles “fighting” to pump the blood through them. If you are experiencing frequent muscle cramps, especially in your legs, it’s a good sign that your body needs more water.

Headache

Your brain is an essential muscle, which means it is critical that you keep it hydrated. Without sufficient hydration, you will experience a range of symptoms in the brain, such as headaches or migraines, loss of consciousness, dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and fainting. If you experience any of these symptoms and you suspect that it is the result of dehydration, it’s important to drink water and contact your medical provider as soon as possible.

Ensuring your body is properly hydrated is a critical factor in maintaining your health. It is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day and if you are participating in strenuous activities or outdoors during hot and humid weather, you should increase the amount of water you take in to be sure you are replacing the water you are losing.



Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hottest Deals of the Week!!!



 *This post contains affiliate links, I do receive a small incentive if you purchase through these links.

These are some of the Hottest Deals of the last week!!!


Eucalyptus is very popular right now and these wreaths are so pretty. Guess what? They're normally $40, but you can snag them for $12 with code MCSNO6XZ https://amzn.to/3s7xPkh


Intex inflatable kayak is over 50% off! It's a great time to grab for the warmer weather! I hear amazing things about this one, over 17k reviews! https://amzn.to/3apQGzS


Ok, so you have to wait a week to get it, BUT this is one of my (and my kids) fav movies! It’s the cutest story that not a ton of people know about! PLUS!!! It has the most insane markdown ever! It is just $3.74 FOR THE DVD!!!  https://amzn.to/2Nj2UCt


50% off these black disposable masks with code MAKBTLJY https://amzn.to/377qQzK


The super popular bubble anxiety stress poppers are HERE! It’s the 4 pack that you guys sold out last time! Use code EZ5SSNHE at checkout for 50% OFF!  https://amzn.to/3jT4F5f


Who needs to fill a wall at your house? This is an affordable way. Get a pack of 6, 8x10, photo frames for little more than $6/each! Best price I've seen in a LONG time. Plus, you have all of them together so you can create a gorgeous display.  https://amzn.to/3u6G3L0


What deals will you be grabbing??



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Moissanites Knocking Out Diamonds



It’s time to pop the question, Will you marry me? But you don’t know what type of ring to purchase for the engagement. Your family and friends have come up with several suggestions, most of which haven’t been helpful. Worse still, you are running out of time. Diamond engagement rings are beyond your reach. What do you do? This guide contains everything you need to know. Moissanites are ideal alternatives to diamonds. You don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to purchase the ideal engagement ring for your spouse. And yes, your gemstone will serve you for a lifetime. Let’s find out more about moissanite in this guide.

Welcome to the World of Moissanites

If you’ve placed a diamond beside moissanite, you will notice one thing – their similarities. Both gemstones are similar to each other, making it challenging for a newbie to tell them apart. On closer inspection, moissanite gemstones give more radiance than its counterpart – thanks to their double-refraction properties. Their Brilliance Refractive Index ranges from 2.65 to 2.69, compared to diamonds (2.42). In the same vein, their fire dispersion sits at 0.104, compared to their counterparts, which scores 0.044.

When light rays enter the moissanite gemstone, they bend and split in half before exiting it, producing a rainbow effect. On the other hand, a diamond produces white refraction. For this reason, people are more attracted to moissanite than diamond. And on this note, the gemstone beats its counterpart hands down. You don’t have to be worried about ending up with a diamond replica or knock-off. When purchasing a moissanite gem, ensure it has a certification from Charles & Colvard, the only jewel manufacturer licensed to manufacture and distribute the jewel within and outside the U.S.

How Much Will I Spend on Moissanites?

Moissanites are not as expensive as diamonds. A one-carat GIA-certified diamond may set you back more than $4,000. For the same specifications, you will get a classic moissanite gemstone for $269 or Forever One Colorless Moissanite for $599. You don’t have to break a bank or empty your savings to own a moissanite engagement or wedding ring. Several factors influence the price of your gemstone, including cut, clarity, carat weight, and color.

Traditionally mined diamonds are expensive. But that’s not the only deal-breaker. Some of them come with questionable ethical manufacturing processes. Lab-grown diamonds are free of ethical baggage, but they don’t come cheap as well. The ideal alternative to these gemstones is moissanite. You can rock a moissanite engagement ring with a $400 budget.

Purchasing the Ideal Moissanite Gemstone

Moissanites have a vast range of color codes. There are three grades. Colorless moissanite falls in the D to F category. This gemstone is similar to the classic diamond. Near-colorless moissanite exists in the G to I category. Other moissanite gemstones come in various tints, which are within the J to K color code. It is worth noting that this representation is similar to the GIA diamond color grading scale. The grading spectrum may differ from one jeweler to another.

When selecting your moissanite gemstone, ensure that you have the right setting to augment its aesthetics. Ring bands come in various colors – rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold. Titanium bands increase your gemstone durability.