Sunday, April 19, 2015

Perfectly Posh Review and Giveaway!

"I love this! I can't stop smelling it!" Natalie gushed.

She was talking about this:



And she was right, it did smell fabulous.


As you might notice, it's from Perfectly Posh. Obviously I had heard of it before, but I never had the pleasure of trying it out. So I was glad when Erin asked if I could review some items. I said of course! Also, she's a military spouse, and I like to help out a military spouse.

Here's something cool about Perfectly Posh. It's paraben, paraffin, soy filler, petroleum, and SLS free. Don't know what those things are? Me either, but I know they aren't good.

Also, Perfectly Posh items are animal cruelty free as well. You don't have to worry about Thumper being messed with. They also use naturally based ingredients with high quality essential oils.

Bottom line? You don't have to worry about the stuff you're rubbing into your skin. It's safe. It's..well...perfectly posh.

Want to see what I got?



This chunk bath bar smells amazing. It really does smell like a beach.





I received a variety of creams and scrubbing bars. All smelled wonderful.




This is called Hey, Honey and it's a healing body creme. It helps tears in the skin and keeps it looking bright and beautiful. I have a lot of damaged skin, and this felt fabulous on my hands. Natalie even said, "You smell fresh!" This made me wonder if she thought I didn't smell fresh before.




I was also a fan of this Farmer's Market. It's a body butter and feeds the skin nutrients it's hungry for. It basically makes your skin soft.


I also need ways to help perk me up since my husband is deployed. I loved how some products had caffeine in them:





I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but yes, they also smelled amazing. And caffeine!


As you can probably tell, Perfectly Posh sells a bunch of affordable products to help your skin. At Perfectly Posh, you'll find items for your face, hands, feet, body, hair, and bath. Everything is under $25 and right now you can buy 4 products and get the 5th free. (This excludes the $4 lip balms.)


A lucky winner can receive a Posh To Meet You Set. It includes the following:

--A big fat yummy hand creme in the Lil Snarky scent

--A seas the day chunk (the same one that's pictured in this post. You'll love it!)

--A scrumptious sunshine lip balm


Can I just add that I LOVE the names of some of the products? They have names like: Hot Pepper Shabang and Chin Up Buttercup.

If you want to buy anything from Perfectly Posh, please check out Erin Todd's page. Remember, she's a military spouse! Check out her Perfectly Posh page here.

You can also check out her Facebook page here.

These items would be perfect for a Mother's Day gift. I'd love some!

Good luck!


Giveaway Rules:

--Must live in the US


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Friday, April 17, 2015

Our Last Day At Disney World: Ohana, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and 1900 Park Fare

We went to have breakfast with an alien.

To get there, we had to take the bus to the Magic Kingdom, and then the Monorail to the Polynesian, a place where my husband hopes to stay one day. It is a beautiful resort, but they'd need to lower their prices in order for us to stay there. We're cheap. But we do like pineapple stuff. But we're cheap.

We were eating at Ohana for breakfast. If you remember the movie Lilo & Stitch, Ohana means family. This means you get a family style breakfast. They drop off a platter of Mickey waffles, bacon, biscuits, eggs, and sausage. And yes, you can ask for more. They also serve this special fruit juice, which is delicious, but I needed Diet Coke, so I asked for some of that. Our reservation was at 830, and this meant we had to be up at 7, so I was tired. And all the walking we had been doing? Yeah. Diet Coke was a must.

Lilo came over first and was excited to see Natalie dressed like her.


A Hawaiian shirt clad Mickey wandered over next:


You'll notice Tommy isn't in as many photos as Natalie. This is because he's a teenager. Also, he has his own phone now and preferred to take some photos instead of be in them. (You can check out his Instagram account here!)

Here's my plate of food. I love the Mickey waffles. They taste better than regular waffles.


Pluto came over to say hi:



And finally, Stitch came over. He was also excited to see Natalie dressed up like Lilo.



There is also a parade that goes on. The kids are given instruments, so I was very grateful for the Diet Coke.




I'm very glad Natalie is at an age where she can go on her own. She did the parade; I pigged out on Mickey waffles.

We left soon after for the Animal Kingdom. Yes, I do recommend Ohana for breakfast. The next time we go I want to try it for dinner. There are no characters, but I hear the food is amazing.

So at the Animal Kingdom, we headed for Expedition Everest first. Mom and Natalie went on that. Tommy and I were like, "There's a big drop. Nope!"


Then we did the Dinosaur ride.




Natalie kept her eyes shut the entire time. She'll go on scary ass rides, but Heaven forbid a fake vehicle takes her in the dark.



We did not stay at Animal Kingdom long because we had Fast Passes over at Epcot. Unfortunately you cannot do FastPasses for two different parks. We did get a few pictures from a photographer:


Yes, Natalie had to get a toy Yeti.

But at this point, Natalie had a breakdown and began to cry. Sometimes it's easier to ignore it. So we did, and continued on. But it's why she looks miffed here:


Oh and yes, Natalie did change out of her Lilo dress. This was the "little Anna" dress from Frozen.


Off to Epcot we went!

We had a FastPass for Soarin, and I recommend using a FastPass for this ride because the wait time was 100 minutes. Our wait? About 10 minutes.

Then we had a FastPass for Mission Space. The kids wanted to go on the fast version. I declined. No way. No way. No way. So Mom took them.

We also had a FastPass for the Character Spot. Really, we didn't need one, because the wait was only 20 minutes, but we got right in. However, Epcot will not allow you to get a FastPass for Soarin and Test Track, their other popular ride. I hope this changes.

We got to see Classic Mickey Mouse:



Also Minnie Mouse, who liked Natalie's dress. She danced with Natalie:





And then we saw Goofy. He also liked Natalie's dress and danced with her:








We stopped off to get a snack. I had to try the croissant donut. Yum.




We also did the Nemo ride. There was no wait for that one. We just walked right on. And man, there's a lot of walking to get to the ride. We twisted and turned and looped and turned some more and finally, ah, there was the ride.

We had to leave Epcot soon after because we had dinner reservations at 1900 Park Fare. It's at the Grand Floridian. I never know how long the transportation will take, so I always leave incredibly early. Probably TOO early, because by the time we made it to the Grand Floridian, we had over an hour to wait. So we sat and waited. They had some fancy Easter eggs out. I wanted to take a bite out of one.


Finally it was time for our dinner reservation and let me tell you, 1900 Park Fare is a must.

For starters, they have strawberry soup, which is amazing. Yes, it's cold. I had so many bowls!




It's a buffet, so my plate looked like this:



Cinderella came by first:



Then Prince Charming:




Cinderella's Step-Mother walked around scowling, complaining of the noise and Cinderella and the Prince dancing:




Drizella came over and wanted to marry Tommy. She asked how many castles he had and was like, "You can marry me!" Tommy was like, "What?" and Natalie said, "He'll marry you!" because she's 100% ready to pimp out her brother.


She loved his hair.



The Step-Mother returned for photos. She was not pleased to see that Natalie had Cinderella sign her autograph book:




She would not touch Natalie. She patted her politely on the head and moved on.


Finally came Anastasia, and Natalie LOVES her, because of her pink dress. She even said, "You're one of my favorites!" Anastasia was very pleased to hear this:



"I love you!" Anastasia said.




So much fun. I want to go back with Tom. I'm wondering if Drizella will try to steal him from me. If she promised me a lifetime of strawberry soup, I might be inclined to share...

Oh, and this was my dessert plate. With more strawberry soup.




When we were done, we weren't finished with our day. Nope, we headed BACK to Epcot, because we never made it to the countries. Plus we had to do Test Track.

Epcot has a lot of gorgeous plants for their Flower Festival.




There was an Anna and Elsa one, but people kept crowding around it and not pissing off, so I just took a photo from the side:



Now, you MUST go to the France area and stop off at the Boulangerie Patisserie. If you have leftover snacks, use the credits here. Everything is amazing. (I can't even remember what these were called. I just call them "Yummy carbs.")




I stuffed my face, even though I stuffed my face at 1900 Park Fare. There is always room for more at Disney World.


Then it was time for Test Track! We waited for the evening, because I was hoping the line would be shorter. It sort of was. It was down to 40 minutes, which is better than the 90 minutes it was during the day. And yes, I checked to see if I could get a FastPass since we had used our 3, but they were all out. Boo.




Natalie made a truck like her Daddy's.




And then it was time to say goodbye to Disney World.



(Natalie changed back into her Lilo dress because she managed to rip the other one.)


I hope we can make it back to Disney World by 2017. Maybe this time Tom will get to come with us. If not, Mom says she'll go again. I appreciated her being there so much. I don't know how my kids would have been able to go on the fast scary rides without her. She also helped with Tommy when I was doing girly stuff with Natalie. I'm so grateful for her.

Until next time, Disney World...




(To see past Disney World posts, check out the Disney World tab.)






Thursday, April 16, 2015

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: Mower Won't Turn On!

So, as most of you know, my husband is deployed.

This means I get to mow the lawn.

I decided I ought to tackle this chore because our backyard looked like a forest. Natalie loved it though. I told her I had to mow and she was like, "Don't destroy my flowers and tall grass! It's my MEADOW!"

(The flowers she was talking about? Weeds.)

I took the cover off the mower and filled it with gas. Tom had drained it before he left. Something about old gas not being good. I don't know. He had put it in a red container, and you had to flick it to POUR in order for the gas to come out. I didn't realize this at first, so I tipped it, and when nothing came out, I went, "The hell?"

Then I realized what needed to be done and all was well again.

Until I went to start the mower.

I held down on the handle and tugged the string.

Nothing.

"Hello!" I shrieked, as I pulled the string. "Start!"

I did this a few times. Nothing.

"What do you want?" I yelled, because I talk to inanimate objects when they won't work.

I added more gas.

I tried again.

Nothing.

"Come on, motherfu*ker!" I shouted. I kicked the wheel. I also curse at inanimate objects when they won't work.

I tried again.

And then...it roared to life.

"Finally!" I yelled over the noise.

Then I got to work. I got rid of Natalie's meadow. Boy, was she pissed when she got home from school.

"I would LAY in the meadow and THINK!" she snapped at me.

I told her to lay in the freshly mowed grass.

"It's not the SAME!"

Whatever.

The backyard looks nice again. I won't get a citation from housing because yes, they do check.

And when I say nice, I don't mean perfect, because something I don't do is weed eat. The grass on the edges will have to wait until Tom returns. I'm too short to hold a weed eater. I tried once and toppled over. I was worried I'd accidentally weed eat off my toe.

"Are you doing it BAREFOOT?" Tom asked when I told him my worries.

"No but...can't the string thingy go through my shoe?"

He was just like:



At least the rest of the yard looks nice!

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