Sunday, June 28, 2015

"My Favorite Quote"


Happy almost-Monday everyone! Welcome back. I'm joining in again for another week with Miss Monica from I Heart Grade 3 and her Weekly Summer Link Up. And this week's prompt is one I am going to love talking about. Why? Because it's "My Favorite Quote"

No joke, if you know me, you know this has been my favorite quote {and life message} since I first heard it back in good ol' 1999. I was a senior in high school that year and my all time favorite tv show was Popular. Yes, I loved that show. I still love that show. Bought the season on dvd and watched them millions of times in my mid 20's. And now it's on YouTube which is pretty cool.

Cancel My Subscription, I'm Over Your Issues!

The scene is infamous. The outcast Sam McPherson, gets a confidence boost. Shows up to her {about to be} step sister's, the ever popular Brooke McQueen, party to tell her off! I love it. 

Yes, if you know me, you know I put this as my favorite quote on everything. It is so right too. For years, I put up with so much crap and so many mean and hurtful people. People who only want to use you or people who fake friendships. That is why when I first heard this in season 1, episode 2...I have never forgotten. It really says what I should have said to those people a long time ago.

Now, I don't want to play the "mean girls" game anymore. So if you tick me off, you can cancel my subscription.... cause I'm done! I've been learning to let those type of people go a lot easier once I say this to myself. So thank you WB for airing this show to boost my confidence level a bit.

Now, doesn't that just feel better to drag away the negative people and the ones who bring you down? Not to mention, it is pretty clever! I find it comical.

Watch the clip below to see it in action :)


So what is your favorite quote? Is it from a movie, a book...the man who mows his lawn in his underware living next door? Leave a comment below!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP: FEATURED BLOG - RAMBLINGS OF A MARINE WIFE


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Friday, June 19, 2015

Homemade Bug Spray


Summer is here! I love summer. The warm weather, getting a nice tan, the laughter of children playing outside, and all the fun activities to do. One thing I do not like about summer is the BUGS!!!! Yuck...with a capital "Y".

There are a lot of products out on the market to help keep the bugs off of you. However, they are not all that safe to use. Especially on children. Many, including myself, prefer a more natural approach to anything we use on our bodies. Which is why I love this recipe for homemade bug spray. It's safe, effective, doesn't contain all those chemicals you can't pronounce, and it's very expensive to make. 

I love that I have most of these products in my home already and use them everyday. So it's virtually cost free since we don't have to go out and grab these products. However, if you don't have these, you can find them pretty inexpensive. The oils are what you will be spending the most money on.

Ingredients
- 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar or witch hazel
- 2 ounces of water
- 40 drops of essential oils*
- 1/4 teaspoon of castile soap to help distribute the oil better
- Glass spray bottle

Directions
Start by adding the essential oils to the apple cider vinegar or witch hazel. Add a squirt of castile soap and let it sit for just a few minutes. Then stir. This helps move the essential oils around in the liquid.

Add the water and pour into a clean, glass spray bottle. Glass is best as plastics contain chemicals and those chemicals can seep into the spray. Apply to your skin and clothing before going outdoors. Store your spray in the refrigerator when you are not using it. This will help it last about 3 months. Perfect for the summer months.

Also, not all bugs react to bug spray the same. To ensure you are keeping away the bugs you really want off of you, here's a guide to help repel the pesky ones you don't want near your skin.

Mosquitoes
citronella, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, geranium, cyprus, cinnamon, sage

Ticks
cedarwood, geranium, eucalyptus, myrrh

Chiggers
lavender, sage, lemongrass

Gnats
spearmint, peppermint, geranium, eucalyptus

*remember, not all essential oils are created equal. Make sure you are using ones that are organic and as close to pure as possible. There are a lot of great essential oil companies out there. I just prefer the brand NOW , but you can use any organic essential oils. 
* another note to consider is that children under the age of two should not be exposed to certain oils. Make sure you use ones that are safer on the little ones when applying to their skin.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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Shopping With Groupon Coupons

Who doesn't love a deal? I know I can't pass up coupons and savings. I'm very much into coupon searching before spending money anywhere. This is why I was so excited to find out that the oh-so-popular Groupon, has gotten even better! They now offer coupons for online shopping. How awesome is that?

Now you can find great deals with Groupon Coupons to your favorite sites & stores such as Sephora, VistaPrint, Target, and thousands more! And with Father's Day just right around the corner, this would be the perfect time to find the perfect gift for any dad.

 
Let's just say the father in your life is really into electronics. Best Buy is offered through Groupon Coupons to get him the coolest gadgets at a price you are going to love. Now him and your wallet will be happy.

If he's more the "power tools" type of guy, there are a lot of great deals & coupons for Home Depot right now. Guys love their power tools! But if he's not into that sort of thing and not into electronics, maybe he would love a cool new shirt or a pair of shoes. Sears has just the coupon you need to find the perfect match.

But if you found a great deal for him, you can also find lots of awesome money saving coupons for you as well. So check out Groupon Coupons and see what you can save. With so many stores and so many savings, you will find something for everyone. Whether it may be for holiday shopping, a birthday present, or just a "treat" for yourself, you can't go wrong with Groupon Coupons.

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