Mood boosting bath and body products from LifeTherapy


Lifetherapy Flirt

I am a HUGE fan of scented things. I personally feel that a scent can change your mood. Scents can make you feel happy, relaxed or even energized. I think that is why aromatherapy is so popular these days. One day I want to really dive into learning more about aromatherapy, but for now I’ll stick with purchasing pre-scented products for my home.

I love anything scented – hand soap, body lotion, candles, sprays, plugins, oils… I especially love scents that remind me of the various holidays and seasons. For example, I love pumpkin and apple scents (to name a few) in the fall and real Christmas tree scents around the holiday. For warmer weather months I enjoy lilac, rose and even citrus scents.

I also like to change things up. I switch out scents out often so our nose don’t get used to the scent.

I recently learned about a company called Lifetherapy that sells a luxurious bath and body collection in five distinct mood-boosting scents;

  • Play
  • Escape
  • Chill
  • Vacation
  • Flirt

I knew I had to try some of their products. They sound awesome.

Lifetherapy sent me a handwash and body lotion in their “flirt” scent.


I put the hand wash in our kitchen. Our bathroom is used a lot during the day and I knew my family would go through the entire bottle of Flirt from Lifetherapy in no time. We wash our hands less often in the kitchen (we wash before/after eating/preparing foods – just not as frequently as the bathroom soap is used – I didn’t want people to get the wrong impression). I put the lotion in the bathroom since I always apply lotion after washing my hands.

I should note that it’s a hand AND body wash as well as BODY lotion. I just chose to use it as a hand wash and mostly a hand lotion (although I did apply the lotion to other parts of my body at times).

I love the scent. It’s a beautiful floral scent. I don’t really smell the coconut. I smell flowers.

I’ve had other scented soaps before but the scent always disappears right away. With Lifetherapy the scent stays on your hands (or body if you use the lotion) for a while. I like that.

My husband joked about how he smells “pretty” when he goes to work because the scent stays on his hands. I’ll have to see if Lifetherapy has a more male gender friendly scent. LOL!

I love the scent and I love how the products make my skin feel. The soap doesn’t leave any sticky residue or dry my skin out and the lotion leaves my hands (and sometimes body) feeling soft.

The fragrance is my favorite part about these products. They smell amazing! I would love to try out the other scents one day.

I forgot to mention that the entire Lifetherapy collection is formulated with pure, quality ingredients, is made in the U.S.A. and is healthy for your body: sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free, and vegan friendly. They’re also cruelty-free!

Here is some additional information about the scents, product lines and cost.



With Lifetherapy you can change the products and scents to reflect your mood anytime. If you are having a stressful day try the Chill or Vacation scented products. If you are looking to get in a romantic mood try Flirt. And if you are looking for a boost in energy try Play. You can mix and match them too.

Lifetherapy is available at www.LifeTherapy.com and at select boutiques nationwide.

In addition to these products Lifetherapy also carries beautiful jewelry, body scrubs, perfume, gift scents and more.

What do you think about Lifetherapy? Does it sound like something you would like to try?



*I received free products 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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Sterilizing baby bottles (and more!) just got easier with UviCube


Baby Bottles

I would not consider myself a “germophobe”, but I am concerned about germs and bacteria and the harm it can cause my family. I’ve always been that way – ever since my kids were babies.

Most first time parents are overly cautious when it comes to germs. They even go so far as to make sure everyone washes their hands before touching the child. And heaven forbid a pacifier or teething toy falls on to the ground. I think most parents would rather toss it away instead of having to boil water to sterilize it again.

Our son was a preemie and we had to be extra careful to ensure he didn’t get sick. I still remember boiling huge pots of water to drop all his bottles, nibbles, pacifiers and other items that went into his mouth (teething rings, favorite teething toy…). It was time consuming to say the least. Every night (sometimes even during the day) I had to boil everything to make sure it was sanitized. I always dreamed of an easier way to make sure our children’s items were sanitized for their protection.


There is a new product on the market that makes sanitizing your baby’s bottles and pacifiers quicker and easier. It’s called UviCube.

UviCube Dries, Disinfects and Stores. Unlike traditional sterilizing baby bottle methods, UviCube has a drying function for baby bottles, baby bottle nipples, sippy cups, pacifiers and other similar containers before disinfecting them with the power of UV light. This ability allows you to save time, including precious counter top space instead of having to lay out all of your baby’s items out to dry.

The UviCube looks like a small “microwave.”


UviCube uses a low-heat infrared light to dry and UV light to disinfect. You don’t have to worry about burning your fingers like you would with boiling water.

It’s important that your baby’s bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups and other things they put in their mouths be sanitized. Their immune and digestive systems are not as strong as adults. They are still underdeveloped and weak.

I have actually seen mom’s pick up their child’s pacifier from the floor (after the baby dropped it), put it in THEIR mouth to suck it clean and then put it back in their baby’s mouth.


That is gross on so many levels, not to mention completely unhealthy.

UviCube can house several bottles (depending on the size) so you can dry and sanitize several bottles at one time. Talk about a time saver. I wish we had something like this when my kids were little. It would have saved me from having to fill a pot with water, wait for it to boil, drop in the things I wanted to disinfect, watch them in the water for a few minutes, then take the out and let them air dry on the counter. With UviCube you simply pop the bottles (after you clean them) into the UviCube and in no time they are dry and disinfected. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!


You can even store your baby’s things (bottles, cups…) inside the UviCube to free up space on your counter top.

UviCube is not only for baby things. The UviCube can be used to disinfect and sanitize other things like remote controls, toys, cellphones and more. I like that it does more than just sanitize baby items.

Did you know that your cellphone has more germs and bacteria on it than a public restroom toilet? It’s true! Google it. Tests have proven that cellphones carry a lot of harmful germs and bacteria on them including E-coli and Staphylococcus (which causes Staph infections).

The UviCube is great for the whole family to use. It’s not just for baby items.

If you would like more information about UviCube visit www.UviCube.com. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

UviCube is not available for purchase – yet. You can sign up on their website to be notified when the units are available. However they have a Kickstarter campaign going on right now and they have surpassed their goal amount.

I’ve seen plenty of Kickstarter campaigns over the past couple of years and I can tell that UviCube is a very popular because they have surpassed their goal amount and they still have about a month and a half to go on their campaign. That is amazing! You can tell that people can truly see the value in UviCube.

You can see what others are saying about this campaign using the hashtag #KickstartUviCube.

There are different donation options for UviCube from $1.00 and up. There are special rewards for the various amounts donated.

For more information about the UviCube Kickstarter campaign, or the make a donation, visit UviCube on Kickstarter.

What do you think about UviCube? Does it look like something you and your family could use?



*I have partnered with UviCube to bring you this information.

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Beautiful Art from Fulcrum Gallery



I take great pride in my home. I like it to look neat, clean and well put together at all times. It’s not always easy to keep it that way with a houseful of pets and teens, but I do the best I can.

Over a year ago we had our home on the market. Our agent told us to rid our home of personal photos and things, as well as leave the walls as bare as we could so potential buyers can visualize how their artwork and photos would look on our walls.

We had recently had paneling removed and painted our living room, including adding some nice trim. Our walls were totally bare.

To make a long story short we had to cancel the sale of our condo. We ended up not moving. Meanwhile all the artwork and photos on our walls was now packed away in storage at my father’s home upstate.

For the longest time we’ve had to stare at blank walls. It didn’t bother my husband much but it sure bothered me. I can’t stand blank walls.

I didn’t want to add just anything to our walls. Now that we had the paneling down and the walls had a whole new look I wanted to find something pretty to decorate our walls.


One place I looked for artwork for our walls is FulcrumGallery.com. Fulcrum Gallery literally has hundreds (if not thousands) of artwork to choose from. I spent days scrolling around their site looking for the perfect artwork for my living room. It took me so long only because I didn’t really know what I wanted. I wasn’t sure if I wanted a landscape, abstract, floral or something else.

Fulcrum Gallery makes it easy for consumers to narrow down what they are looking for. Their artwork is broken up into different categories – Styles, Subject, Room, Artist, Product and more.

I did scroll through the suggested artwork for the Living Room and I loved the art that appeared in that category.

I think a huge part of my problem was that I found DOZENS of pictures and paintings that I wanted, and that is no exaggeration.

There are just SOME of the beautiful pieces of art I was considering for our living room (specifically the area above the television set).






You can purchase are framed or unframed. There are a variety of frames and colors to choose from.

It took me a while to narrow down my choice but I opted for a framed print called Fall Pasture by Raymond Knaub.

I opted for the gold frame.


Here is our framed photo (my apologies for the poor quality of the photo).


As you can see our print is not matted. I didn’t want a matte frame. I wanted the full piece of artwork.

The framed print arrived in perfect condition. Fulcrum Gallery makes sure to package your print with great care so that it arrives to you safely. I should have taken a photo of the packaging. I was impressed.

Fulcrum Gallery has artwork available to suite all budgets too. I have seen beautiful prints for as little as $8.00. Even the framing options come in a variety of styles to fit your budget.

They even have a clearance section with prints (unframed) for as low as $4.00! All you would need is your own frame for it.

I prefer to get my artwork pre-framed. That way I can hang it up and enjoy it the moment it arrives.

Artwork is not only a great way to add interest and color to any room, it also makes a great gift. If you know a new homeowner, or a newly married couple, a beautiful piece of artwork would make a fabulous gift. Fulcrum Gallery has their own gift cards that you can give as a gift so the recipient can pick out their favorite piece (or pieces). Gift cards are available in $5 increments. I would LOVE a gift card to Fulcrum Gallery because there are many other pieces I would love to have for my home.





You can even have your own photos turned into framed pieces of art. Visit the site for more information.

If you would like to check out Fulcrum Gallery for yourself visit FulcrumGallery.com. They can also be found on social media (all the links are found at the bottom of their website).

How do YOU decorate your home? Do you love to add beautiful photos, prints and artwork to your walls? Do you have a specific style/subject that you enjoy the most? Feel free to share your thoughts.



*I received a free framed print 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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Beautiful room décor from Photos.com


PHOTO SOURCE: Photos.com Facebook page

PHOTO SOURCE: Photos.com Facebook page

I love decorating our home. I wish we had more space (and more $$) because I could turn our home into something beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, our home is very nice. I just know I could make it better.

A couple of years ago we put our condo on the market. We were told by our agent to remove all photos and artwork on the walls, that way a potential buyer could envision their photos and artwork on the walls.

I went along with that because I wanted to sell our home, but it did drive me nuts. I hate looking at blank walls.

I am a very visual person and I envision things to be a certain way. All the things we had on the walls were put there for a reason. Having to look at blank walls every day was not a pleasant experience for me.

We packed up all our photos, artwork and knick knacks and brought them to my father’s basement upstate (we have no more room in our storage room).

To make a long story short we did sell our condo and made an offer (which was accepted) on another home. Things eventually fell through (compliments of the mortgage broker who fed us misinformation) and we ended up not moving. That was almost two years ago. Our stuff is STILL in storage in my father’s basement. We moved up so much stuff that we can’t find things. Some boxes are labeled, but most are not.

Slowly I have trying to find things to put on our walls so I didn’t have to look at blank walls anymore.

I’ve been picking up a lot of canvas prints because I can hang the up with small tacks and not have to put more holes in the wall. So far it has been working out beautifully.

Did you know you can buy iconic images, as well as others, off Photos.com? Photos.com features images from Getty Images. Getty Images is renowned for their premium stock photography and videos that cover news, sports, celebrities and world events.

You can purchase famous images such as Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe and Roger Moore (James Bond), you can also purchase photos from famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White and David Redfern.


You can browse photos by subject matter, photographer, color, room, styles and so forth. This will help you narrow down the photos to help you find the perfect one. You can also do a search for specific subject matter.

One of my favorite places is Grand Teton National Park. Photos.com has pages upon pages of photos you can purchase from Grand Teton National Park.

I love landscape photos. I spent hours – literally – going through all the breath taking landscape photos to find one I thought would make a perfect addition to our home. I finally picked out this image.

I’m sorry that the photos are not the best. They don’t do this photo justice. It’s hanging in our bathroom and I am unable to step away from it enough to take a good head on photo. I have to take photos from an angle.

Photos.com 2


Check out the amazing detail of the canvas print and the stunning colors. It’s truly beautiful. I gaze at it every day. It’s on the wall behind the medicine cabinet so when I look in the mirror I see the print behind me.

I opted for a canvas print because I like how they look like they are popping out of the wall. Plus I like that I can hand them up with a tack or two and not leave big holes in the wall.

Canvas prints are also an affordable way to make an impact on your walls, plus they won’t break like photos in glass frames can do it accidentally dropped, knocked or hit. Canvas is also a cheaper option to framed prints.

You CAN purchase photos from Photos.com in frames. EVERY photo is available in canvas, paper, aluminum, acrylic and birchwood. Photos are available in multiple sizes so you can find the perfect photo to suit your needs.

Check out some other photos available from Photos.com.





If you would like to check out more visit Photos.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think about the images available from Photos.com? Do you have a blank space in your home that you need the perfect photo for?



*I received a free product sample 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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Personalize your “stuff” with Label Land (giveaway ends 2/1/15)


Label Land products

As a mom I like to keep my home clean and organized. My teenagers don’t necessarily feel the same way.

I admit that my work desk is “organized chaos,” bu the rest of my home tends to be tidy and organized. I like things to have their own place in our home. If I find something out of place it actually bothers me – A LOT. If I see a DVD in our bookcase placed back the wrong way it actually causes me anxiety until I put it back the right way. :-)

I often joke with my husband that I need to label everything. That way I know my family knows where specific things go.

Take for example our bathroom closet. There is a bin of my stuff, my daughter’s stuff, first aid, and surplus stuff (to name a few). Sometimes my husband just tosses things into any old bin he sees in the closet, which totally messes up the order of things. I really want to label them so that everyone knows what goes where.

Labels are a great way to keep thing organized. They are also great at letting people know it’s your stuff.

If you have younger children or grandchildren in school you know how easy it is that their stuff gets taken by other students because they don’t know who it truly belongs to.

When our son was in Kindergarten I would get notes home from his teacher about how he had a hard time using scissors and how we needed to work with him on that skill at home. At home he cut  with scissors just fine. I had no idea what the teacher was talking about. It turns out she took all the student’s scissors (which we had to purchase as part of the student’s school supply list) and put them in a basket so they could all use them. Our son is left handed and we had to purchase him special scissors for left handed children. Because his scissors were mixed in with the rest of the classroom scissors he ended up with scissors for right handed people all the time. That is why he couldn’t cut well.

From that point on I made sure that ALL of his things were labeled (as well as our daughter’s stuff) and insisted that the teacher make sure he ALWAYS had HIS scissors at school.

Labels are a “must have” if you have children. They are great for labeling their school supplies so that there is never a question of who is the rightful owner of an item. It’s also a great way to identify your child’s stuff should they lose something. This would apply at summer camp too.

Label Land Logo

If you are looking for labels you should check out Label Land. Label Land is your one stop shop for all kinds of labels including waterproof labels, shoe labels, clothing labels and bag tags.

I checked out Label Land. I really like the assortment of available labels. I especially like their assortment packs where you get several different kinds of labels in one set.

Take for example the Label Land School/Camp pack. It comes with the following labels;

  • 100 Iron on labels (white label with black text) – A must have for backpacks, jackets, swim suits and gym clothes.
  • 30 Medium waterproof labels – Perfect for water bottles, toothbrushes and food containers (they are 100% waterproof and dishwasher safe).
  • 3 Bag Tags – Great for backpacks and luggage.
  • 14 Shoe labels – Ideal for all kinds of shoes.

I wish I had these labels years ago. There were a few times my kids lost their jackets and backpacks at school. A personalized label purchase is much cheaper than replacing a jacket or backpack.

Label Land lets consumers pick out the design they want for their labels – from cute graphics to plain, solid colors – the personalize them for each child. They have girl, boy and unisex designs as well as cute designs for little kids and solid colors an camouflage for older kids.


They even give you the option to see what your labels will look like (you just have to image your name/personalization on them).



Label Land even has labels for adults which would be wonderful for elderly people who live in nursing homes to help protect their stuff.

If you would like to check out Label Land for yourself visit Label-Land.com. You can also check out Label Land on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Links to their social media sites are found on the right side of their home page.

Label Land would like to give a lucky reader one of their school/camp sets ($42.99 value). Thank you Label Land.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on February 1, 2015 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 tell me why you would like to win these labels from Label Land?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Label Land will be providing the prize. 


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Unique Products from Map Is Art



This past Christmas (2014) my son asked us for a lamp for his room. He does have a ceiling fan light but it’s very bright. He just wanted a small lamp he could keep on his dresser so he can light up the room without it being too bright.

A lamp? A lamp doesn’t exactly sound like a fun gift idea. But if he wanted a lamp, we’ll get him a lamp.

I just didn’t want to get him any old lamp. I wanted something that I knew he would enjoy.

I was introduced to a company called Map Is Art. Map Is Art turns maps into coasters, canvas prints, clocks, prints, serving trays and you guessed it – lamps!


Originally I was looking at getting a canvas print of where we live. When I put in our address on the Map Is Art website I realized that the area we live in doesn’t look all that interesting. We live in the suburbs of New York City, but there is nothing interesting where we live to make the map look exciting.

Here is where we live (without the road names for our protection).


How boring is that? We don’t have any lakes, rivers, mountains or parks in the area to add interest and color to our Map Is Art print.

I put in some other addresses and they came up with parks, highways and lakes which adds more color and detail to the prints.

MapI still wanted to get our son a lamp. Then it hit me. He LOVES New York City. He loves it so much he wants to live there. Why not get him a lamp with the map of New York City (Manhattan)?

Map Is Art created a beautiful lamp for me out of a map of New York City. I could have had the major roadways labeled but it would have made the map look too “busy” and it would be hard to appreciate it as much.

Here is the map lamp from Map Is Art that we gave to our son. I took a photo of it in light and in the dark. The photos were taken before Christmas (we tested out the lamp before we wrapped it), so please disregard the holiday decorations.

Map is Art Lamp 1

Map is Art Lamp 2

It looks much nicer in person especially at night. The map seems to “glow.”

I’m sure you can see why I went with a map of NYC instead of where we live. It has much more detail and color.

My son LOVES his new lamp. He also knew right away that it was a map of New York City, which makes it even more special because he loves the city so much. It’s a great lamp too. It’s very well made.

The lamp does NOT come with a light bulb. You’ll have to pick up one for the lamp.

With Map Is Art you can have products made out of any address or location around the world!

Here is an example for London, England.


Here is the same map turned into a clock, serving tray and a lamp.




You might be wondering why anyone would want a glossy print, canvas print, lamp, tray, coasters or clock make from a map. My answer would be “Why not.”

These products would be a wonderful way to remember your honeymoon (have a Map Is Art product made up from your honeymoon destination). They would also make a perfect new homeowner gift. I think a Map Is Art product made from your childhood home address would also make a great gift for yourself or someone else.

If you travel these products would be a great way to celebrate your favorite travel destinations.

Map Is Art products range in prince from $10 – $89. The lamp, like the one we gave our son, is $59.

If you would like to learn more about Map Is Art, or give it a “test drive” (input the address or location you are interested in and see how it looks on the products) visit MapIsArt.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Map Is Art is looking to add to their product line. Keep an eye out for possible products like ties and skirts.

What do you think about Map Is Art? Does it look like something you’d want for your home or that you’d give as a gift? Feel free to share your thoughts.



*I received a free product sample 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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