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Must have essentials for this Spring’s “It” bags

 

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Now that old man winter has FINALLY packed his bags and moved on (yeah!) it’s time to throw open the windows, pack away the sweaters and do some spring cleaning.

I keep all my clothes in our walk in closet. I’m happy to finally be able to move my cold weather clothing to the back of the closet and move my warmer weather clothing up front.

I don’t know about you but I’m not one to follow fashion trends. If it fits, it’s comfortable and it looks good on me I’ll wear it. I don’t usually “keep up with the Joneses”, so to speak. My daughter on the other hand, she’s really into what’s hot and trending. She loves to read fashion magazines and she practically lives on the site Wanelo – a website that showcases what’s “hot” including fashion, interior design and accessories.

My daughter has been into fashion since she was six years old. Back then she wanted to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology when she graduated high school. She’ll be a senior in the fall. She’s still deciding on whether she wants to follow through on her dreams of being a fashion designer or go another route (she’s thinking about teaching, law and/or psychology).

My daughter is totally into her handbags, totes and purses. She has amassed quite a collection over the years. I must say she does have great taste.

As it is with your wardrobe, the start of a new season is always a great time to swap out your handbag. Pack away your winter handbag and pick up this seasons “must have” bags.

The Cambridge Satchel Company (www.CambridgeSatchel.com) has a great assortment of bags to suit any taste or need. This spring they debuted many near designs and colors. One that is especially appealing is their Mini Satchel in bright, hot pink (Fluoro Pink). The bag features a top handle, detachable shoulder strap and handy magnetic closures for easy access.  There is even a front pocket that is the perfect size for most cellphones. My daughter went crazy when she saw it. She just HAD to have it.

 Pink Cambridge Mini Satchel

The bag is super cute (and bright!). My daughter can’t wait to go to the mall next weekend with the bag. She plans on wearing black pants and a black top. The hot pink Mini Satchel is going to POP with the black background. It’s the perfect size for her to bring to school or shopping at the mall (or movies) with her friends.

When it comes to your purse, what are your “must have” essentials?

When it comes to my purse I always make sure to keep the following on hand.

  • Cellphone (of course! I never leave home without it)
  • Wallet (even if it’s empty most of the time – ha ha)
  • Hand sanitizer (for those times soap/water are not available)
  • Hand Lotion (I have chronic dry hands)
  • Mints (you never know when you’ll need to freshen up your breath)
  • Panty Liners (a girl always wants to feel fresh)
  • “Mad Money” / Emergency Money (usually I tuck it inside an interior pocket)
  • Coupons (I have several coupons for FREE coffee at my favorite coffee shop)
  • Lip Balm (for kissable lips all day long)

I don’t usually carry make up (except lip balm) unless I am going someplace, such as a party, where I might want to touch up a bit. Then I might toss in something like Cover Girl Outlast Double Lipshine. It’s a dual colored lip gloss and clear lip gloss all in one.  It’s one of those products that goes great from the office to a night out on the town. You can enjoy the clear gloss by day and the colorful shiny lip gloss at night. You won’t need two products because they are both the same product. Having the one tube also takes up less space in your bag (you won’t need a separate lip glosses).

There is a new product that I am considering keeping in my bag that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine -  Olay’s {Bright On Schedule!} Eye Awakening Cream. I just started to use it and already I love it. It’s a lightweight cream that helps to hydrate the delicate skin under your eyes and helps reduce dark circles and puffiness. It comes in a tube with a tri-ball roller which makes application quick, easy and mess free.

{Bright On Schedule!} Eye Awakening Cream

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a product I would keep in my bag at all times. It’s just something I would toss in my bag should I have plans in the evening to go out and want to freshen up my look. I would bring along the eye cream, make up and make up wipes so I can clean my face, apply the eye cream and then my make up.

My daughter on the other hand carries everything except the kitchen sink in her bag. LOL! She’d be great on the show “Lets Make a Deal” because chances are she’d have whatever was asked of her in her bag. I used to be that way but have simplified things as I’ve got older.

Did you know that according to a recent Always survey, women carry liners in their purse at the same rate as mascara (40%). I find that interesting, but it does make sense. Always panty liners are super thin and flexible and come individually wrapped which makes them convenient to toss into your purse. Their small size won’t take up any room at all, even in the tiniest of purses/bags. They are also a must have for gym or work bags because you just never know when you might want to freshen up a bit. They are great for every day use all year long.

 Always Sheer Liners

Always Dailies Sheer come in a package of 54 liners which are separated into smaller “purse packs” of 18 liners. The purse packs are not much bigger than a compact (the whole pack fits in the palm of your hand). Or you can open up the pack and toss just a few into your purse. Individually they are no bigger than a debit/credit card (but much thinner). The liners themselves are so thin that you may forget that you are even wearing one. Their small size makes them discreet too. No one will even notice them in your purse.

The purse packs even fit nicely in my daughter’s beautiful new Cambridge Satchel Company Mini Satchel. I know she uses liners on a daily basis too.

The new Always Dailies Sheer are available at major retailers. If you would like more information visit Always.com or check them out on Facebook (Facebook.com/Always).

What do YOU keep in your purse? If we were to dump it out on the table right now what would we find inside? Are you a minimalist like me or do you put everything in your bag like my daughter? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples and other goodies in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Channeling Your Inner Germophobic + Making More Happen with a #GermFreewithStaples kit (giveaway ends 4/26/14)

 

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Winter might be a thing of the past (finally!) but that doesn’t mean we’re free of colds, the flu and a hodge podge of other illnesses. Many of us also have to deal with seasonal allergies too.

Would you consider yourself a “germaphobe”? A germaphobe is someone who is obsessed with keeping things clean and sanitized to fight off germs and bacteria.

The first time I heard that term was on an episode of Seinfeld where Elaine’s boyfriend, David Puddy, admitted to being one.

I am not a germaphobe, but I am aware that germs are on every surface that my family touches. That is why I clean with discinfectants on many surfaces in my home (kitchen counter, bathroom sink…). I also spray Lysol on door knobs, light switches and remote controls.

I know it’s impossible to protect my family from all germs and bacteria, but at least I can reduce their chances of getting sick. They are also great about washing their hands.

Flu season is not over yet. According to the CDC website February tends to be the peak month for the Flu, however it can still occur in March and April too. Actually the flu can happen year round – its just more prevalent during the winter months.

Did you know that your local Staples carries a lot of products and supplies to help keep your workplace – and your home – germ free?

People often think of Staples as a office supply store. While the store does carry everything you need for your business or home office (paper, pens, desks, paper shredders, computers…), they also carry plenty of other products including break room, medical supplies and safety supplies as well as furniture.

Check out this funny video about a germaphobe at the office and co-worker who I am pretty sure no one wants to work near. LOL!

 

It’s funny how crazy the germophobe in the commercial is. He thought of everything. Hopefully no one is THAT obsessed with a germ-free environment.

What he co-worker does makes my stomach turn. I have been on planes where people have done that. I have even been in car service cars where the driver is coughing and sneezing like crazy. Ewww!!! There is nothing worse then being stuck inside a small space with a sick person. You just know that their cold is going to make it’s way to you.

Staples has a new tagline – “Make More Happen”.

  • Staples now offers new products for all types of businesses, including yours. And they’re adding more every day. Whether you’re a chef/baker, salon owner or even a pet store owner, Staples has the products and supplies you need.
  • Staples has daily offers, a Price Match Guarantee, and 5% back in rewards + free shipping with Staples® Rewards.
  • You can shop in store, online, or on the go. You can even reserve online and pick up in store.
  • You can count on Staples for expert advice and tips in finance, legal, marketing, technology, operations and more.

I’m very surprised to see how much Staples offers – products I would never even think I could find at my local Staples store or online.

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Staples has come a long way from just selling office supplies.

To check out everything Staples has to offer visit www.Staples.com. You can also check them out on the various social media outlets.

Staples would like to offer a lucky winner a nice assortment of supplies (all of which you can find at Staples) AND a $50 Staples gift card so that you can pick up more supplies that you need. Thank you Staples!

The prize package consists of;

  • Bounty Paper Towels
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Method Hand Soap
  • Purell Hand Sanitizer
  • Lysol Professional Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner Spray
  • Scotch Brite Sponges
  • Keurig K-Cups Snapple Iced Tea
  • Nature Valley Granola Bars
  • Pop Secret Popcorn
  • $50 Staples Gift Card

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on April 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and let me know what you think about Staples offering so much more than just office supplies?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Staples will be providing the prize package.

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Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day launches Foaming Hand Washes

 

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I am a fan of Mrs. Meyers products. I have been using them off and on for several years. I love to stock up on certain scents when I come across them. I can usually find them in my local Target store.

I love their seasonal Iowa pine scent. That’s my favorite. Other scents I really like are Radish, Lavender and Bluebell. I was actually surprised that I liked Radish. It doesn’t sound like it would have a nice smell. I don’t recall the actual vegetable having a nice smell to it. But as far as Mrs. Meyers version of it I love it.

I use Mrs. Meyers all purpose cleaners and counter top sprays a lot. I even use the liquid dish soap from time to time too. I like my home smelling clean and fresh, not toxic or with a chemical scent. Mrs. Meyers products are earth-friendly, cruelty-free and not tested on animals. Plus they smell great!

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day has introduced foaming hand soaps to their product line. They are the same great liquid hand soaps Mrs. Meyers already offers, but in a fun foamy version. If you have children or grandchildren you know how much the love the foaming hand soaps. I think it helps encourage kids to wash their hands because they like playing with the foam.

One pump full in your hand is enough to wash away all the dirt and grim from your hands.

The new foaming soaps are made with Aloe Vera Gel, Glycerin and natural essentials oils. They are also paraben free.

Mrs Meyers Foam Hand Soap

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day foaming hand soaps come in kid friendly scents like Watermelon and Apple as well as scents grown ups would like – Lemon Verbena and Lavender.

I had a chance to try out these soaps with my family. The watermelon scent was the clear winner. My whole family loved that scent the best – even my husband. I guess it’s because it really does remind you of a sweet, juicy watermelon. After the long, miserable and wickedly cold winter we just suffered through anything that reminds us of springtime, sunshine and fun in the sun it welcome in our home. The watermelon scented foaming soap brought a bit of the sunny weather into our home. I can’t wait for watermelons to be plentiful so we can start eating them again.

The new hand soaps are available on the Mrs. Meyers website, www.MrsMeyers.com. You can also find them at places like Target, Walmart and Whole Foods Markets. They retail for around $3.99.

Have you had the opportunity to try these new soaps yet? If so, what did you think about them?

Are you a fan of Mrs. Meyers Clean Day? Do you have a favorite product and/or scent? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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An island escape… at the touch of a button?

 

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This past winter has been horrible. I am so over snow! Normally I don’t mind the snow or the cold but this past winter has been the exception. It was just awful.

Normally I don’t like the heat but for the past few months I have been looking forward to warmer weather. Ideally I would LOVE to take a tropical escape. My husband and I never went on a honeymoon. The idea of just the two of us taking off to some exotic destination sounds wonderful.

Imagine if you could press a button and be transported through time and space to another place? Star Trek had the right idea with their teleportation device. I wish I could simply say “Beam me up Scotty” and get whisked away some place wonderful.

Teleportation devices don’t exist (yet!) but you can get a little bit of island life with the help of Keurig and Green Mountain. Your island escape is as simple as a press of a button.

Green Mountain Coffee has introduced a special limited edition K-cup pack that has just been released just in time for the sunny days (yeah!) and tropical nights to come. The new flavor is called Green Mountain Coffee Island Coconut.

Transport your senses to the tropics with this well-balanced coffee featuring a delicate coconut flavor, just in time for spring and summer. This guilt-free seasonal treat captures the lush aroma of fruity, exotic coconut and blends it with the subtle sweetness of a light-roast coffee. Made from Fair Trade Certified™ and 100% Arabica coffee beans.

I like coconut. My family is not so keen about coconut. That is fine with me. That means that all the Mounds and Almond Joy candies my kids receiving during Halloween were all mine. LOL!

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I especially LOVE roasted coconut. I can eat it “as is”. It doesn’t need to on top of anything.

Green Mountain Coffee was kind enough to send me some of their limited edition Island Coconut coffee for me to review. In addition they sent me a Keurig Elite K-Cup brewer to make my Island Coconut K-cup packs with.

I couldn’t wait to try the Island Coconut coffee. I always use creamer and a touch of sugar with my coffee – or Fat Free French Vanilla. I tried the coffee both ways.

The coconut flavor is not too light and not too bold. It’s just right. When you add in some French Vanilla creamer it gives the coffee a bit of a sweet creamy flavor, kind of like a coconut cream flavor.

My daughter is not too keen about coconut, but, she willingly tried the coffee (she taken some sips of my coffee). She liked it. She prefers it with the French Vanilla creamer over the regular creamer.

I’m not sure how the coffee tastes black with no sugar. I don’t like my coffee that way. I would suspect that the coconut flavor would really “burst” if you drank the coffee “as is” and not loaded with creams and/or sugars.

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I would say this is a medium strength coffee. It has a nice balance between the coconut and coffee flavors.

What I really like about this coffee is that the coconut flavor doesn’t taste artificial. I have had cookies and cakes made with coconut extracts and flavoring and you can taste that it’s not the real thing. This coffee tastes like it was made with a coconut freshly cut from the tree. Or as if you splashed a bit of coconut “juice” into your cup of coffee.

Whether you are a fan of coconut, or enjoy flavored coffees, the limited edition Island Coconut coffee is worth checking out. But hurry! It’s only available for a limited time. It’s available from March 24th until supplies last.

If you’d like to add a bit more of an “exotic flavor” to your coffee why not try one of the colorful Keurig Elite K-Cup brewers. They are available in Black, Rhubarb, Patriot Blue and Coconut White.

Green Mountain Coffee sent me one of their Coconut White Keurig Elite K-Cup brewers along with the Island Coconut K-cup packs. Together they are the perfect combination.

I LOVE having the Coconut White brewer. I’ve only ever had black Keurig brewers. They are fine but I am really enjoying how wonderful the Coconut White brewer looks on my counter top. It really brightens things up. After a dark and gloomy winter it’s nice to have something bright and cheery to greet me in morning.

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  • The always ready brewer can brew hot water in under one minute.
  • Enjoy both hot and brew over ice beverages
  • Removable 48 ounce water reservoir which allows you to brew multiple cups before you have to refill the reservoir again.
  • The brewer has Quiet Brew Technology which means it’s quiet and won’t wake up the whole house when you use it.
  • All parts that come in contact with the water are BPA Free
  • Gives you three cup sizes to choose from including room for your travel mugs.
  • Includes a removable drip tray for easy cleaning.
  • The brewer comes with a charcoal filter to provide you with the best water for your drinking pleasure.

Not only does this brewer have all the “bells and whistles” you would want, but the brewer is attractive looking. It’s not an “eye sore” on your counter top.

Whether you are in the market for a new brewer, or looking to add a splash of color to your counter top, the Keurig Elite K-Cup Brewer is an excellent choice.

For more information about the Island Coconut K-cup packs or other beverage varieties visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com. You can also find information there about the Keurig Elite K-Cup Brewer.

You can also follow Keurig Facebook and Twitter as well as Green Mountain Coffee on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think about the beautiful Keurig Elite K-Cup Brewer in Coconut White? Have you tried the Island Coconut flavor yet? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Entertain In Style With Bobby Flay and Kohl’s

 

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The warm weather is coming! The warm weather is coming! Or at least I hope so. After the long, miserable, bitter cold winter we just had I’m actually looking forward to warmer temperatures – and I don’t like heat!

The warm weather brings a lot of my family’s favorite things – long walks in the park, hanging out by the river, barbecues, watching the fireworks at the ballpark from our balcony every Saturday night and going on fun adventures.

The warmer weather means entertaining friends and family whether its a simple backyard barbecue, pool party or a more formal sit down dinner.

When you entertain you want to make sure you offer you guests plenty of delicious foods. You also want to make sure that you do it in style. It just doesn’t seem the same when you toss some treats on some paper plates or mix-matched chipped bowls. You want to make sure everything looks enticing for your guests.

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay has a wonderful line of products available a Kohl’s that will help you to “Master the grill, cook to perfection and entertain with ease.” From pots and pans to flatware and tablecloths, Bobby Flay has products to suit all your cooking and entertaining needs.

I met Bobby Flay a few years ago at a Hellmann’s event. I had the chance to interview him one on one too. He showed us how to make some of his favorite sandwiches and we even had the opportunity to create our own sandwiches and have Bobby Flay critique them.

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Chef Bobby Flay showing us one of his favorite sandwiches to make.

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My sandwich creation.

I was asked if I wanted to review a couple of items from the Bobby Flay collection at Kohl’s. It  was hard to narrow down my choices because he has some really nice products that I would love to add to my kitchen.

When I was looking over the products I had “entertaining” in mind. I LOVE to entertain and try and do it as often as possible. I also wanted to keep my family in mind and look for a product or products we could use on a more regular basis (not just for entertaining). I decided upon the Bobby Flay Chip ‘n’ Dip Set and the Bobby Flay Hammered 3-Tiered Serving Rack.

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I chose the Chip ‘n’ Dip set because my family enjoys chips and salsa from time to time. I normally pour the salsa in a small cereal bowl. I think having a set like this makes it more presentable.

There was some MINOR assembly required. You have to put in the top frame piece for the small bowl when you take it out of the box. It was a piece of cake. Plus you can take it apart when not needed it easier to store. Simply lie the small bowl and frame piece inside the bigger bowl and tuck it inside the cabinet.

The glass really has that blue-ish hue to it too.

The set wasn’t as big as I thought it was going to be but that is OK. The big bowl fits and entire bag of Tostitos chips and the small bowl is enough for a regular size jar of salsa.

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Having the salsa right next to the chips makes it very convenient and less messy.

I love the way the set looks too. It’s functional enough for every day use but it’s also great when you want to create a more formal situation.

You don’t have to use this set for just salsa and chips. You can use it for a variety of other food pairings.

The Hammered 3-Tiered Serving Rack I wanted with “entertaining” in mind. It’s too fancy for every day use. I thought it would be a lovey way to serve desserts (cupcakes, cookies, candy…) and/or smaller foods like finger sandwiches, appetizers or crudité.

This set also required some assembly. It was a wee bit more than the other set. There are a few pieces that you have to put together but its easy enough to do because they just slide into place.

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I suppose you could glue the pieces together if you were to use it often. I like the convenience of being able to take it apart and put it back in the box for storage.

Just like with the other set the glass trays with this set also have a blue-ish hue to them. I love the texture to them. There are several Bobby Flay pieces that have the same type of glass (color and texture).

Over all I really like both sets. My only concern would be the glass (the bowls and trays). The glass it a bit thin. I would worry about it being bumped and crack. Both sets would be useless if any of the glass pieces broke. I have no doubt they would shatter into a million pieces if they were dropped. I would handle the glass pieces with caution when handling and washing them.

Aside from that I think both sets are wonderful and would make a great addition to any home. You can also use the pieces on their own.

You can find these and other Bobby Flay products at a Kohl’s store near you. For your nearest location visit www.Kohls.com.

What do you think of these products? Have you seen Bobby Flay products at your local Kohl’s? Have you purchased any?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

 

 

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Celliant® Recovery Linens – The Most Unique Linens I’ve Ever Experienced

 

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My husband and I have had to sleep in the living room for almost thirteen years. When we originally moved into our shoebox sized condo it was just me, my husband and our soon to be daughter. We had hoped to move to a larger place someday soon. That never happened and our son was born a few years later. Suddenly our condo felt like the size of a shoebox, which has only been made worse over the years as our children grew up.

My husband and I ended up giving up the master bedroom to the kids when they were little and move ourselves into the living room. We started off on a sofa bed. That was way too uncomfortable so we switched to an air mattress.

After having to replace the very expensive air mattress twice we switched to a daybed/trundle bed. By day it was a daybed. At night my husband’s bed would slid out and pop up from under the daybed. Although it was more comfortable than a sofa bed or air mattress it was awkward to have people over because instead of sitting on a couch they were sitting on my bed. They daybed also didn’t make for a comfortable place to sit at night when trying to watch TV or read. My husband and I were also sleeping in different beds and we didn’t like that. We were a married couple – we wanted to sleep in the same bed, not next to each other in different beds.

We have come full circle. We’ve been sleeping on a sofa bed – again – for the past few years.

If you have ever spent a lot of time sleeping on a sofa bed you know just how incredible uncomfortable they can be. Even with a so called “premium mattress” we still wake up feeling like we got ran over by a truck. Both my husband I toss and turn at night and wake up feeling sore and stiff, not to mention groggy because we didn’t get a quality night’s sleep.

We’ve tried to think of ways to make going to bed a more enjoyable experience, not a dreaded one. Super soft and comfy bedding helps. At least it makes going to sleep a bit more inviting. Too bad the end result is the same (waking up feeling unrested, sore, not getting a decent night’s sleep…).

Several weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to review bedding called Celliant® Recovery Linens. We already had high quality, super soft bedding that we loved. What intrigued me about the Celliant® Recovery Linens is what is found woven throughout the linens.

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Celliant®, the creators of the first responsive textile, has introduced a bedding line Celliant® Recovery Linens, which I
haven’t heard about until now. 

The Celliant technology, features active minerals ground into tiny particles 100x thinner than human hair, that are weaved into the sheets to convert body heat into infrared energy that reflects back into the body.  The technology actually recycles your body’s own energy and just as infrared saunas are proven to have positive effects on the body, so does the fabric.  It also increases circulation, tissue oxygen levels and helps with body temperature regulation.  It can even help with muscle stiffness, soreness and swelling and boost your actual energy.

Celliant is the most established and clinically tested infrared textile in the industry, with more than eight clinical studies, including completed and published research at the University of California, Texas A&M and Loyola University Chicago.

The Celliant® Recovery Linens have been scientifically proven to heighten circulation and elevate tissue oxygen levels by increasing Nitric Oxide levels in the body. As a result,  Celliant® Recovery Linens, have shown to not only increase energy and stamina, but work to alleviate pain and improve overall sleep quality.

Increase energy? Alleviate pain? Improve sleep quality? Sign me up!

I was sent to review a Celliant® Recovery Linens sheet set and mattress cover. The mattress cover is also dust mite and allergen proof.

When you look at the sheets and mattress cover they don’t look or feel out of the ordinary. They just look like regular sheets. How are these sheets going to improve the quality of my sleep in a scientific way?

My husband and I put them on our bed that night. We slipped into our bed like we normally do. We didn’t noticed anything different about them. The just seemed like regular sheets – although they did feel comfy.

I wasn’t expecting to spring out of bed the following morning feeling like a new woman. I knew I’d have to give the sheets time before I noticed anything different. I also wanted my husband to provide me with his feedback.

I didn’t wake up each morning and do a “mental checklist” – Do I sleep well? Do I feel more energized? Did I have a better quality of sleep? Nope. I didn’t do that. I just wanted to sleep in my bed like I normally do and take it from there.

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I did miss a whole week sleeping on the sheet due to being out on the West coast.

Within a few days I did notice that I wasn’t tossing and turning as much. I don’t know if that was due to the sheets or something else. Sometimes I just can’t seem to get comfortable.

I also have a tendency to kick the sheets and comforter off because I get too hot, then put them back on because I am too cold and basically do that all night (it drives my husband nuts). I noticed that I wasn’t doing that as frequently as I used to. My toes still get cold (I think that is a thyroid issue) but the rest of my body is at a comfortable temperature.

The first thing I noticed that I can attribute to the sheets is that I seem to be sleeping better. I started to wake up feeling as if I really did get a good night’s sleep. Normally I wake up feeling completely UNrested. I would wake up as if I had no sleep at all. I never get 8 hours of sleep – or even close to it. I normally get 4-5 hours at best (except on the weekends when I can sleep in). I was waking up feeling like I had more hours of sleep even though I didn’t.

I do know that I have been able to accomplish more during the morning then I have in a long time. I think my multiple posts per day shows that. LOL! I feel like I have better mental stamina and clarity then I have in a long while. I am better able to focus and concentrate on the task at hand. Dare I even say that I feel like I have more energy and “oomph” to do the things I dread doing, like cleaning? I used to put it off until late in the day but now I will stop and dust a room and/or vacuum it and get back to blogging. I have never done stuff like that before. It’s nice. I feel like I am accomplishing more during the day then I have in ages.

We sleep on a sofa bed. It’s impossible to avoid the pain of sleeping on top of that dreaded bar, however I feel like the other minor aches and stiffness that comes from age and/or lack of exercise have diminished a bit. I’ll NEVER spring out of bed (unless there was an emergency). Normally in the morning I swing my legs off the side of the bed and sit there for a few minutes to wake up and get ready for my day. Then I stand up and stretch out all the kinks in my legs and back before I get ready to start the day. I normally feel stiff but I haven’t been feeling that way much lately. Is that due to the sheets?

Sheet Set - My packaging looked a little different.

Sheet Set – My packaging looked a little different.

My husband tells me that he feels more rested and more alert in the morning too. He has the same pain in his shoulder that I have from the bar in the bed. When I asked him if he feels any kind of discomfort or stiffness when he gets us he tells me “no”. He feels like he is getting a better nights sleep, which he said is no easy task sleeping on a sofa bed. He also says that he feels like he can fall asleep quicker and he tends not to wake up in the middle of the night (some night’s I’ll wake up to find him watching TV because he woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep).

He doesn’t like when I am away from home. He says he misses having me sleeping next to him. When I was gone he said he fell asleep pretty quickly which he liked because he didn’t have to lie there missing me.

I am not a scientist and I have no way of testing the sheets to see if they do what they are suppose to do. I have however researched Celliant® and found that the technology and material is being applied to not only bedding but also clothing, veterinary care products and orthopedic products. It’s being used by big name brands like Puma, Sealy, New Balance and Reebok. There has to be something behind this amazing material.

Overall I am very pleased with the sheets. Knowing that I am getting a better night’s sleep and feeling more alert and awake in the morning makes these sheets worth their weight in gold. I feel rested and I’m able to accomplish more throughout the day without feeling run down or groggy.

If you would like to learn more about these linens and other Celliant® products visit www.Cellianttx.com. To learn more about Celliant® it’s self visit Celliant.com. There is A LOT of information about the material on the site. It’s very interesting.

Have you experienced anything made from Celliant®? If so, what did you think about the product? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Sleeping

Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and my husband’s.

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