Simple Grooming

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

 

Ever loaned your nail clippers to your husband to find them dull and hard to use after? Have you found it can be hard to cut thick nails with the regular sized clippers sold in stores? Are you looking for a great gift to give your dad, husband, grandfather, or friend for Father’s Day without spending an arm and a leg?  Forget the tie you’ve been contemplating, what better gift than a great pair of nail clippers?

Simply Essentials Nail Clippers are just the thing. They work great on all nails from “thin” to thick, toe nails or finger nails and are made of stainless steel and come with a one year money back guarantee. They come with a clipping catcher and an edge guard keeping you from needing to pick up clippings and over cutting your nails.

I had the opportunity to try these clippers and they were super easy to use and worked great. I didn’t even have to file afterwards because they offered such an even cut. They work great for my husband too-he uses them all the time. Neither of us dreads clipping our nails anymore because Simply Essentials Nail Clippers cut easily, evenly, and work great for both me and him without dulling out or leaving clippings every where. (I can’t dote on the clippings catch enough!)

These clippers provide a precision cut with no jagged edges and work great on extremely thick nails making them the perfect gift for the man in your life. They also have a wide, ergonomic design that makes it great for any adult, including those with arthritis who may have a more difficult time holding clippers. They work great on both toenails and finger nails so no need to own a second pair. (save space and money!)

Men will love these clippers (and that they don’t have to share them!) and they are well worth the money.  They would go great with a new grooming set,  a new wallet,  a travel set. (see my suggestions below) or simply (no pun intended) by themselves. Whether it’s for Father’s Day, Christmas, an Anniversary, these clippers make the perfect choice of gift. They will make grooming and cutting nails simpler and last a long time with their stainless steel make and long lasting cutting edge.

This affordable gift (only $12.99!) will be sure to be a hit and be one of the most useful gifts given.

 

Product Description: 

  • HIGHEST QUALITY NAIL CLIPPERS AVAILABLE Stainless steel, very sharp, you get a nice CLEAN PRECISION cut. Includes clipping catcher and edge guard.
  • BEST MECHANICAL ACTION, clean, precise nail cutting
  • WORKS GREAT FOR THICK NAILS really easy to use, ergonomically designed and comfortable size for adults and great for for those with arthritis. With wide gap for thick nails.
  • NEW STYLE WITH SATIN MATTE FINISH with long lasting cutting edge
  • ★WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK★ Manufacturers guarantee, We back our products up with a 365 day hassle free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the nail clippers). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.

Extra Large Stainless steel nail clippers for thick nails. The cutting edge is ultra sharp and ensures nails are easy to cut. Good for precise cutting. Great new style with satin matte finish, includes catchall for clippings and a edge guard. Professional nail clippers. Heavy duty design. Includes one year guarantee.

 

Where to Buy:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GRDHIKO/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Great complimenting gifts:

Remington PG520B Head Rechargeable Grooming Set: ($37.99)
http://www.amazon.com/Remington-PG520B-Head-Rechargeable-Grooming/dp/B003S54HGM/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1401307240&sr=1-1&keywords=men%27s+grooming+set

 

Light Coffee Men’s Leather Money Clip Billhold wallet: ( $10.99)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J3H3CNS?psc=1

 

Dockers Travel case with Three Piece Grooming set: ($18. 54)

http://www.amazon.com/Dockers-Travel-Piece-Grooming-Black/dp/B00F8AO5LC/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1401307739&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=men%27s+travel+grooming+kit

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Greeting Box for Mac

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greeting Box for Mac is by far one of the best Mac Apps for card making I have found to date. With all the templates available and the easy how-to videos on Youtube, it is also one of the easiest to use. Just click on the options you want, add photos if wanted, change what they say if you wish or keep the template and print. It’s so easy, it only takes a few minutes to make a well thought out, great looking greeting card for any occasion. I love how easy it was and how many options there were. It was also great that I was able to find exactly what I needed to make the cards I wanted to design without fuss or confusion. I highly recommend it to any Mac user out there who wants a great looking, easy to make, greeting card program. The best part is it is extremely affordable and easily found in the Mac App Store through Apple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

* * * Create a greeting card from 110+ templates with your own photos and words. * * *

Greeting Box is an easy to use and powerful app to create personalized greeting cards for any occasions and holidays in a more convenient and fun way on Mac OS X. You can add your photos in a card and customize the card as you wish. With Greeting Box, it’s easy to send personalized warm wishes to your loved ones and better keep in touch with acquaintances and friends.

Greeting Box comes with 110+ delicate templates and numerous art resources for any occasions and holidays such as Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Baby Shower, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. Using Greeting Box is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply select a template; add your photos, text, clip art, background, and other elements you want; print, email or share your card.

“I was amazed to find this well designed, so easy to use – it can do the card orientations, vary the transparency and layer images and overlap – and add text. Does what it says – fun to use!”

 

See how easy it is to use here:

 

Where to buy:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greeting-box/id544233366?mt=12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Greetings and God bless!

Sarah

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Christmas Memories

This year as Christmas was upon us, I found myself stressed. I wanted to do so many things-and then I read a blog post saying that it is okay to do less this Christmas season. I would share, but I can’t find it right now for some reason…But, the jist behind the post was that if it made us (parents/moms) want to yell, or actually yell, we shouldn’t do it.

Against my better judgement, we cut back on classes with Els and spent more time reading and just spending time together. The Christmas season came upon us and we were able to just enjoy each other. I found myself irritated or stressed out less, and more serene/in the moment more. (I just wish I could pass those happy feelings on to my DH-of course, men process things differently…) By the time Christmas Eve came around, I was less stressed about doing things and more concerned with making memories.

We made cookies-it was the first time that we not only made Christmas cookies together, but also that I allowed the kids to help in the kitchen. To understand better, it isn’t that I didn’t want them to help before, but I am a bit O.C.D. so when things aren’t just so it gets me. This year, on December 24, 2013, I chose to forget my O.C.D. tendencies  and let my kids enter a new realm. And boy did they love it! We spent all day rolling dough, cutting out stars,ginger bread men, Christmas trees, bells, and snowmen, baking cookies, and frosting them/adding sprinkles.

Not only did I not feel the urge to yell or get annoyed, but the kids got along, behaved all day, and had a blast! The small mess we made was worth all the special time we had together. It was the only thing we did this whole season (other than make special gifts for our family (I can’t say what yet-not everyone has gotten theirs yet! LOL) and everyone in the house had a great time and loved every minute.

Els has asked each day if it is “next year yet” so we can bake all day again-of course I say no, but I also mention we can bake cookies any time. (except right now-we have soooo many left still!)

By now, you may be wondering what I’m getting at. I didn’t write this to brag on my mothering skills, I fail so many times and am still learning each day. My observation is, doing less really can be more. We spent this holiday season cuddling, watching movies, and then making cookies together-but it was so calm and relaxing, and we all enjoyed the time together. It was a great time, and the joy on the kids’ faces was so wonderful to see.

Moms (and Dads) out there-it can be so easy to get caught up in doing things, all year round, and sometimes, picking one or two things is all we really need. It isn’t about how much we can accomplish or how many activities we can squeeze into a week, month, or year. It’s about making memories with our children, making them feel special, and knowing that things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes, we have to do less in order to do more.

I never thought I would be writing about this-but I am so happy that I learned this lesson this year. It is in my nature to be efficient, doing more and getting more done, and stress about little things like toys on the floor or dishes in the sink. My hope is to learn to be less O.C.D. and more in the moment with the kids this year, to enjoy them while they are still little, and make beautiful memories with the kids that stay with them forever. ❤

God bless,

Sarah

 

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The Three

In my first post, I mentioned my three children in passing. For privacy reasons, I won’t be using their real or full names on here-but nicknames just for them.

My daughter, Els, who is almost five is the oldest. She’s the light in our day and is such a wise soul.

E.W. is our middle child. At three, he is so empathetic and thoughtful of others.

I-man is our youngest. Only one, his smile will brighten anyone’s day.

As a SAHM I get to spend a lot of time with the children. Some days we have a blast, others I wonder how I made it through the day without myself pounding my head off the wall in exasperation. It’s funny how people like to paint the picture of perfection, and expect others to do so also. I’ve never been so good at that…It’s like keeping my mouth shut when something bothers me. Although I’m learning that skill-it’s not one so easily done.

Today for instance…E.W. had a HORRIBLE day. If you have read my original post-you’ll see that we have our obstacles there. but it can be hard to handle the screaming in anger and lashing out that happens sometimes. If I were to say it was all roses-I’d be lying. I actually sent him to bed for a nap and hid in my room until he calmed down. It’s not my finest moment by far. As he came down the hall and snuggled me in my bed, I couldn’t help but feel that twinge of guilt as I stared into his piercing blue eyes as they stared back in mine.

Els’ day was okay. Peanut was sick today. Her poor tummy was off. I tend to be harder on her. I try not to be, but as her brothers copy her, I have such a hard time not holding her to a higher standard. But she’s just a little girl, just like they’re little boys. I understand I’m to raise her in the way she should go and “spare not the rod” so to speak-but she is still a child and it is healthy for her to be a child. I’m working hard to remember that the things she’s doing are normal-and yelling isn’t necessary. She understands when I speak the truth in love.

I-man was a sleepy bear today. He was a snuggly, sweet sleepy bear. With all the eating he’s done lately, I’m not surprised. Baby boy is bound to grow soon. And with six more teeth coming in all at once-I know I’d rather sleep too! He keeps me smiling-even on the longest, hardest days. One look at his sweet, always smiling (almost) face just brightens my day.

Tomorrow, I hope it will go much smoother. We have school to do and a tire to get. Books to read, and snowmen to make. (Maybe I’ll even show you!) We make our Christmas surprise tomorrow too-and paint it next week (just in time for Christmas!). We are close to a new year and many new changes. Soon I’ll share my resolutions, and maybe you’ll share yours with me too. Who knows, maybe we’ll even inspire each other to keep going-to reach our goals. Until then, I’m off to bed. Good night and God bless!

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