Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Can Halloween Be Sultry and Mysterious At Home?

 The thought somewhat diminishes when the kids feel they are too cool to dress up and go door to door. The kids then just become candy consuming machines.  What do us mama's do to make this day fun? I Pintrest a bunch of recipes, DIY's  and revel in Halloween themed foods that make me and everyone else smile and chew. I don't just eat my way through Halloween though(that would be frowned upon). Months back I found this Day of The Dead wallpaper. Who would ever think wallpaper could be so freaking Halloweenie and satisfying for the DIY/renovation mamas? Try not to be mesmerized.
Image of Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wallpaper - Black & Gold
A Halloween share for you, from me, is this Day of The Dead wallpaper. It's simply sultry and mysterious. Granted the person who grabs up this wallpaper- had better be equally so. If this doesn't peak new possibilities, buy black,shiny spiked shoes. Scary and sexy. Check them out here,
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What was your Halloween experience like this year? Did any of your kids opt out to dress up or door to door treating?

Happy Halloween!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Old Factory Candle & Your Chance to Win it

I am so excited about my partnership with Old Factory Candle's scent called Fall Harvest. This gift set contains 3 different 2 ounce candles- ooh. The descriptions for scents sound perfect for Thanksgiving in Pumkin Spice, Cranberry and Autumn Leaves. If you would like a chance to enjoy these scents and try candles from Old Factory- Friend me on my FaceBook personal page and under the " Old Factory Candle" post in the word" me" and that is it- I will include you in the contest! Have you ever tried Old Factor Candles before? If you have, what is your favorite scent?! Leave me a comment here on your favorite candle brand ever!!


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Fun and Not So Fun

I have been so busy packing and moving and unpacking. Whew.. even those of us who opt to lease rather than buy find we have way too much junk(ahem,stuff). Seriously, it's terrible to move. The pre cleaning and packing and unpacking is annoying and stressful. I moved from the country farmhouse to the 'town center'.

Now that you know why I haven't been blogging much in the last few weeks, I had to blog a couple of fun giveaways and updates I came across online. See the list below.


First I came across a few giveaways, and I thought my readers might want to view them. . I am so about to enter half of these giveaways myself. Oh and visit my guide on GuideCentral because I have some cute guides and there are so many other great guides there.
I'm still on the fence about a website that loans clothing(plus size included). However, I think they are giving everyone the first month for $10.00 bucks!

Freezer to Table
Do you have the ability to plan,prep and freeze meals for yourself or the family? Then you might want to enter this "contest" that if you win, your recipe and method may be featured on a high traffic blog that is all about helping moms save money and time. Check it out here because Janelle will be linking back to your blog as a special thanks. Cool!

That's all I have time for right now, but I really want you to know how happy I am that you stopped into Simple Inspiration Blog.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

10+ Uses for a Common Household Oil


Tea tree oil has to be one of the most diverse extracts out there. This oil can be used as a holistic household cleaner, one that doesn't make you sick while trying to clean up common household germs around the house.
Apothecary's tea tree oil is pure( no carrier oils)pharmaceutical grade tea tree oil. This can be used diluted as a natural cleaner for baby clothing or wiping down walls and furniture.
Apothecary's tea tree oil can be used for:
1. Fem care
2.Dental care
4. Scrapes
5. Bug bites
6.House hold cleaner
10.Beauty treatments

and so much more..see the recipe guide that comes with every 4 oz bottle purchased. The recipe guide is perfect for those of us who like to play around with the possibilities so what are you waiting on.. go buy yours and get the recipe ebook free with a purchase of the 4 ounce bottle.


Disclaimer: this post was brought to you by Apothecary Extracts. This product was evaluated and reviewed authentically.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ways to Buy Everyday Foods Cheaper

Netgrocer Specials

Hi everyone, I hope your week is filled with all kinds of opportunities to get a head in life! Now, I happened to be seeking some new ways to keep my pockets lined with money so my family can live well within our means and I came across some ideas and websites that may help you stretch dollars too. You may find shopping online may:
1.Avoid sales taxes- some websites only charge taxes to shipping addresses in their state.
2.Buy bulk- Amazon and some other sites offer bulk 2 or more items
3.Odd online food stores- may offer yummy stuff that is comparable to products you use daily

* Some websites do charge for shipping so be aware of the final cost when comparing online grocery shopping and a local site

The grocery stores don't have a huge mark up percentage, but closeouts, discontinued and wholesale items have great mark deals. If you aren't looking into business dealings in terms of opening a small store or retail site- then you are just looking to stock your shelves at home. Try Prima Foods for example if you like imported foods and condiments that are hard to find at a typical supermarket- then a store like this will be great for stocking up on those items.  Another site I found interesting for food items is Famous Foods. I like this online store because they offer products that are usually found in New England- stuff I grew up on. Everyone knows Amazon has some very good bulk buying products, things we all use at home everyday. Sometimes, you just don't want 12 of anything- that is when I like to check out sites like Prima or dollar days. For meats and organics, Amazon is good, but try as well. Moms trying to make a buck stretch super far-won't go to netgrocer but might try Amazon. It really does depend what you need. For a family of two adults( like myself and my husband) either site works. I like Prima Foods because well, I really go gaga over ethnic or import foods, blame that on my multicultural heritage!

TRY Salvage stores- google them in your state, take a once a month drive if there is one too far to go weekly- SAVE!

If you really want to go big and you have a few thousand bucks laying around unused think about opening a small store at a local site in which you can pay rent(under 400.00 per month or less!) and stock the shelves with unique food items or fun food items that work all year round. You buy these foods by the pallet and sell them to the public- not much difference that what any grocer or food store does- but here is the twist.. you can stock up on some of those goodies for your own family- and it's totally A- OK. Just include it all at tax time. Do plenty of research on the types of products you need, price check and evaluate the quality, cost and need before you jump in. Have you bought food for your family at Big Lots, flea markets or ebay? How did you like it? Share your experiences with others in comments or google+ it!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

4 Natural Ways to Speed Up Skin Healing

Going about it more naturally

You've notice it  but simply dismiss it as quickly as you found it because, you think it's an "everyday" pimple.  A few weeks later and you happen to notice the pimple has grown and seems more irritated than it was the last time you noticed it.  What do you do?  I bet you quickly dial the primary care docs office.  Let's face it, treatment means after- the- fact. How about a cure? This weird and wonderful world needs more prevention than cures, but I'll take a remedy any time that makes me feel better quicker!  Here are a few natural ways to  help heal the skin and soothe the mind(because lets face it-  the term MRSA sounds scarey).

1. Tumeric- topically or internally it can aide to reduce inflamatory and antioxident. 
2. Collodial Silver- sublingual or diluted in filtered water( follow directions on bottle)
3. Theraputic Clay- contains calcium montmorillonite is magnesium rich 
4. Olive Leaf-is an antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory that may be loose leafed,tintured or capsule form.

That's a wrap..

A poultice can be made of ground tumeric or, theraputic clay. Use a gauze to secure the ingredients of the poultice in place. Changing the poultice every few hours. The theraputic clay will stay active for no more than 45 minutes to 60 minutes.If you choose to go the tradtional route of taking antibiotics to treat skin ailments then you should consult a doctor as to using silver with prescribed medicine. However you should be able to use a poultice of tumeric or clay as you wish. For more on the method of using herbs to heal skin ailments-consulting an herbalist is a good idea.
Lastly, go alkaline. eat your veggies + fruits often as in daily at every meal. Seriously, I have been reading up a bunch on it. I pains me to think back on my mother passing away from cancer over 10 years ago- it haunts me. I wish I had realized more information back then on a alkaline rich food diet because my mom may have still  been here. 

* What's simple about eating fruits and veggies each meal every day is, it helps you to become more alkaline. A more Alkaline body may mean a more illness free body!
*What is inspirational about this post?  I'm giving small easy to digest useful information you can immediately go out and apply to your life! 

 Do you eat a alkaline diet? If you do would you share a quick tip on it with me in the comments below?

Don't live in regrets, live and act with love.