Children, Empties, Favorites, Food, Reviews

Turkey Hotdogs

For Gerber Graduates Lil’ Sticks Meat Sticks in Turkey

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I find it funny that even though it says Turkey, the first ingredient is pork, then beef, then ground turkey. I also think that one jar of meat sticks is too much for one meal. He eats one to two sticks at every meal. He really enjoyed them and I bought the jar of chicken sticks, which are only made of chicken. I think maybe because they are called meat sticks, they put other “meat” in it? I don’t know, but that is very misleading. This is why I encourage everyone to read labels. You never really know what you are actually eating, until then. These sticks are great to have around for a quick meal. Dean will have them whole, steamed with veggies, or I’ll cut them up and fry them a bit in the pan. He loves them any way you make them.

With Love,

<3Selena Hannah<3

Empties, Food, Reviews

Drinkie Post

For Swiss Miss Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

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Although Nestle is my favorite, Swiss Miss is not a bad second. I just think that this brand is a bit powdery tasting and why do all the marshmallows melt instantly? I like to have my hot chocolate with boiling water. I do not add milk, since I do have a milk sensitivity. I enjoy hot chocolate mostly in the Winter time, but I’ve been known to have a few iced hot chocolates in the summertime. I do enjoy this hot chocolate and have already repurchased it in a huge size, since it was on sale. I tend to buy what is on sale or what I have a coupon for. My favorite is stacking a coupon on top of a good sale.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Children, Empties, Favorites, Food, Reviews

Foodie Post

For Gerber Lil’ Beanies With Cheddar and Broccoli

Dean loves these and I love how healthy these are for him. These have been featured so much on my blog and this review includes the plain ones as well. They have 2 grams of protein per serving, because they are made of beans. It also contains less than 1 gram of sugar, which is a nice added benefit. I have repurchased these again and again. I will keep repurchasing, until I can find a good adult alternative. Possibly, veggie sticks? Those are made with veggies instead of beans though. Dean can eat these all day and he asks for them with his hands when he sees the container. I highly recommend these for toddlers everywhere. They are a great nutritious, filling snack. I might do an Amazon order, if they come in more flavors, so Dean can try some new tastes. Also, they are less expensive when bought in bulk.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Baby Organic

For Happy Baby Organic Teethers in Sweet Potato and Banana

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When I first bought this product for Dean, he didn’t like it and would not eat it at 6 months old. I kept these around until he got better at eating, since they are individually packed, they would not go stale. He powered through these at 1 years old. I would not repurchase, because they are rice teething wafers and he can just as easily teeth on an animal cracker. I bought these when he was young where he would need something that would dissolve easily. Now that he is older, he doesn’t need something like this anymore. I do recommend this product. I think that it is good for a young baby, especially if they are teething when they are that young, just don’t give them too may rice products due to the arsenic found in bleached rice.

With Love,

<3Selena Hannah<3

Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Lil’ Biscuits

For Gerber Graduates Lil’ Biscuits in Vanilla Wheat

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Dean loved these biscuits a lot and I loved that they weren’t messy at all. It is made with whole grains instead of bleached flour. The main drawback to this treat is that it has two grams of sugar per 7 grams of biscuit. If the biscuit is 7 grams and it contains 2 grams of sugar, than it is really only 5 grams worth of the good stuff. It’s like a fourth full of sugar and that is just a little too much for how small they are. I will not repurchase  this biscuit again, but I will be buying more stuff from Gerber. I am going to buy some fruit and veggie packets, because Dean does not get enough fruit and veggies a day. He drinks about 4 ounces of V8 V-Fusion a day mixed with equal parts water. The flavor I get is really sweet, even with cutting it down with water.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Children, Empties, First Impressions, Food, Morning Skincare Routine

March Empties 2017

My wicker basket was overflowing this month. There was a lot of food empties, but there were quite a few beauty related empties as well. I was able to finish up a full sized lip product this month! I’m hoping to use up a good amount of makeup by the end of April. My goal is to use up 20 makeup products this year and I will be doing monthly updates on my progress, what I’ve used up, the monetary total, and how I am feeling about my progress. I hope you guys like the new posting series.

Here are my March Empties:

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  1. 2. 3. Gerber Lil’ Beanies with White Cheddar & Broccili

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4. 5. Gerber Lil’ Beanies in Original

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6. Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

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7. Gerber Graduates Banana Cookies

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8. Gerber Graduates Cinnamon Graham Animal Crackers

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9. Gerber Graduates Lil’ Meals White Turkey Stew with Vegetables & Rice

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10. 11. International Delight Coffee Creamer

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12. Market Basket Snackers Snack Crackers

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13. New England Coffee in Colombian Supreme

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14. Plum Organics Mighty Sticks in Berry Beet

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15. Teething Toy

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16. Illume Noble Currant Candle

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17. Rite Aid Tylenol

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18. Equate Diaper Rash Relief

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19. Dial Hand Soap in Iced Berries

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20. Russell Stover Assorted Chocolates

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21. Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste in Fresh Mint

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22. 23. 24. Green, Blue, Black pens

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25. Irish Spring Soap in Aloe

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26. Secret pH Balanced Deodorant in Sheer Clean

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27. Equate Moisture Care Cocoa Divine Lotion

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28. Sprinkles Citrus Lemon Verbena Body Lotion

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29. Avon Care Vita Moist Hand Cream

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30. Suave Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream

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31. 32. Suave Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner

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33. Davines Naturaltech Rebalancing Shampoo

34. Swisspers 100 ct Cotton Rounds

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35. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

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36. Fresh Rose Face Mask

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37. Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Mask

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38. Garnier BB Cream in Light/Medium

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39. Maybelline Dream Pure BB in Light/Medium

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40. L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation in W3 Nude Beige

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41. Versace Bright Crystal Perfume Sample

42. Color Pop Lippie Stick in Bound

Holly Golightly Bubble Bar

43. Holly Go Lightly Bubble Bar

Well, that was quite a lot of empties this month! I am so proud of myself for finishing up that lipstick. I have moved onto another lipstick to empty, which is a bold bright red/pink. It’s not a flattering color on me, so I want to use it up. It is very moisturizing however. I am enjoying this BareMinerals lipstick in Marvelous Moxy.

See you next month!

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Book, Food, Manicure Monday, Morning Skincare Routine, Pedi of the Month

What D Got Me For Christmas

I am so happy to be sharing with all of you the goodies that D got me for Christmas this year. We just traded our gifts in Feb and I am just getting around to posting all of the new goodies that I got. I haven’t touched any of these things yet, because I was waiting to have time to put up this post. As soon as I am done, I am putting on my new MAC lipglass, because I feel like having a purple lip today. I’m feeling dramatic. One a side note, don’t be alarmed, but I deleted a lot of old photos from my blog. I had reached my 3.0 GB limit and now, I’m back down to 1.4 GB or roughly 40% of usage. Now, I have room to grow again!

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Russell Stover Assorted Chocolates

I couldn’t wait on these. I took a photo of an empty box. They were delicious!

Assorted Samples

I love trying out new stuff, so samples are right up my alley. I’m in the market for a new foundation, so hopefully, one of these items work out for me. I only have two summer BB creams right now and they are too dark for my Winter skin color.

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Mystic Tan Self Tanner

I’ve never tried a self tanner before, besides the Sally Hansen legs. I’m curious to see how this works. I’m going to try this during the summer months, once I get a tiny bit of tan going on to even it out. I have an in ground pool now, so I’ll be spending a lot of time outside in my bathing suit. It would be awkward to self tan now, when my skin gets no exposure to sunlight whatsoever and I haven’t been on vacation.

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VersaSpa Face Moisturizing Gradual Tanner

Since this has gradual in the name, I might give it a shot now to give my skin a healthy glow. I don’t want to look tan, but sunkissed. I love using bronzer for a sunkissed look, if this gives me that, I can skip bronzer in the morning. Anything to cut out a morning step I love. I’ll give this a shot and will report back with my thoughts on it in an empties video.

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Forever By Judy Blume

I loved Judy Blume books growing up and this will be my first time reading one of her adult books. I’m really looking forward to reading this one by the pool or whenever I can find time to actually read. It’s been hard with working full time, taking a class, blogging, and most importantly, taking care of my son and keeping house. I just never seem to find the time. I want to try to read two books a month again. I am like three to four books behind this year, but I am going to try to catch up and make an effort. I will definitely read this one this year.

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Sarah Dessen Saint Anything

Let me start of by saying that I have a love, hate relationship with Sarah Dessen books. I love them, because I get wrapped up in her story telling. I hate them, because they tend to follow the same plot line in every book. I love the predictability, but hate it at the same time. If I want a sweet, sad story, I’ll read one of her books and I know it’ll end happily. I look forward to reading this book, when I need a little pick me up. I’m happy to own another one of her books. I tend to reread her books a lot.

Hard Candy Nail Color in Sky 1123

I have been DYING for a Hard Candy nail polish. I remember when they used to be a high end product and carried in places like Sephora. Now Soap & Glory can be found at CVS? I need to get my hands on that next. Anyways, I love this shade. It has a cool duo chrome quality to it and I cannot wait to paint this onto my nails. I already picked out my nail color for  this week, so maybe, I’ll wear this next weekend.

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Shoot For The Stars Starry Night Bath Bomb

I love Lush and I think it is obvious. I’m excited to have another bath bomb to try out and it smells very calming. It will be perfect on a night after I put Dean to bed to relax in a hot bath. Something, I rarely get to enjoy these days.

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Lush Shooting Stars Night In! Soap

D thinks that this smells lemony and I think it smells more on the lavender side. Either way, this seems like it is going to be a creamy soap, which is the type of soap that I enjoy the most. The lavender is faint in this, so I do enjoy the scent. I’m trying to use up my shower jelly right now, so I’m going to hold off on using this one. As soon as I use up the jelly, I will be using this. Or if I get sick of that scent and need a change. But honestly, who gets sick of The Comforter scent? It is also covered in glitter. My fate is sealed.

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MAC In Extreme Dimension #D Black Lash Mascara

Not much to say about this, since I have to wait to finish my Benefit Roller Lash Deluxe Sample before I can try this one out. I’m excited to have a mini sample though. You can never have too many tubes of mascara. I never seem to buy any because I always get them in subscription boxes. I think I’m down to five now. I’m up to  with this bad boy.

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Ulta Tinted Lip Balm in Lollipop

This is such a pretty sheer pink. I have the swatches at the bottom of the page and this color is the top swatch on the right large picture. I can see this being very flattering on the lips, since it is sheer and won’t compete with your natural pigmentation. I love easy balms to throw on at work that I don’t have to worry about. This will be used at work, once I get through an office friendly gloss that I’m working on from B&BW.

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PBJ Smoothie Stick Creamy Lip Crayon in Raisin the Roof

I can see using this one at work as well. I love that this is more on the purple/mauve side of the spectrum and it will par perfectly under the MAC Lipglass that D gave me as well. This color is more on the matte side, which I enjoy a matte lip as much as the next girl. I know I won’t be disappointed with this color and I might have to repurchase it when I use it up.

MAC Trolls Collection Lipglass in Glitter Grunge

I love the cute packaging that MAC always come up with. This glitter purple is pretty pigmented as well, which I love. I’m not a fan of dark colors, but if it’s purple with glitter, I am all over that. I’m all about that life. It’s the bottom swatch and it is gorgeous! I am so happy to own this color. I don’t want to use it up anytime soon, because the packaging is so cute! I really wanted to get some of the SELENA collection, but it was always sold out and I only really wanted one of the powders anyways.

That is what I got for Christmas from D. I am so lucky to have a best friend like her!

With Love,

Selena