Pentel Pens with Shoplet #office


Have you checked out Shoplet yet?  Shoplet has a wide range of products from office suppliescleaning supplies, Organization needs, Medical Supplies and Office Furniture, go ahead and stock up on everything you need for the year in one easy order.   I love that they have great prices and a very low free shipping rate.  I have found so many great products that I would have never thought of.  They really do make life easier.

I loved the pens I got from Shoplet.   The Pentel Flexible Point Pens are not only perfect for me to make a few cute notes for hubby, but little guy also loves playing with them.    If you are an artist then these pens would be great to have for your collection.  They have great color, they write very smooth and have great lines.  If you are an artist these will really make your pictures pop.

The Pentel Arts Aquash brush was very interesting. It has the same design as the flexible point pens.  It works like a dream.  This can add some great detail to your pictures.

Four Ways to Celebrate Your Mom This Mother’s Day

Once a year, we take the time to say “thank you” and show our mothers how much we really care. Mother’s Day is a way to make sure that we set aside the time necessary to celebrate and appreciate our mothers, including our adoptive moms, mother figures, and even grandmothers. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to make Mother’s Day a halfhearted affair, by simply calling your mother on the telephone and then calling it a day. This year, break out of the rut and give your mother something special. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.


Start With the Classics


There’s no need to reinvent the wheel this Mother’s Day when the classic gifts are so enjoyable. Make sure your mother receives the classic gift of flowers this Mother’s Day. Since the holiday is in the spring, the most beautiful flowers are naturally in bloom. If you don’t grow them yourself, purchase them from a quality, local florist. For example, Florist With Flowers can help you find the perfect bouquet and flowers delivery Sydney. Don’t feel like you need to stick to roses or lilies, either. Choose your Mother’s Day bouquet with the personality and taste of your mother in mind.


Do Something Together


Ask any mother, and they’ll tell you they’d rather spend quality time with their child than receive another bauble or trinket. Instead of just stopping by for a chat, surprise your Mom by planning something special to do together. If she’s the adventurous sort, plan something active like hiking or kayaking together. If she prefers a more relaxed experience, try wine tasting or visiting a new town together. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime with these holiday trips.


Cook Her Something Special


Of course, most people take their Mom out for a meal on Mother’s Day. Typically, it’s brunch, but a fancy dinner is also a traditional way to celebrate the holiday. This year, challenge yourself to do something truly special and make her a meal yourself. You don’t have to be a great cook to make something she can enjoy, either. Thanks to the internet, anyone can find a recipe to follow and even instructional videos to watch. She’ll really appreciate that you took the time to do make her something yourself. If your mother happens to be a chef herself, this is a great opportunity to ask her for a recipe or learn her techniques!


Give Her a Break


For many women, Mother’s Day is also a great opportunity to take some time for themselves. After you’ve given your Mom her gifts, give her a chance to relax by herself for a while. Many mothers would appreciate a day off at a spa, where they can pamper themselves and rest for a while. To make it even more convenient, get her a gift certificate so that she can set up an appointment for herself at her convenience. Better yet, let your Mom off the hook and offer to fulfill some of her responsibilities so she can take a break. Hire a maid to come and clean or a landscaper to help her catch up on yard work. Whatever makes your mother’s life easier will make a gift she’ll truly treasure.

How to Keep Your Flowers Fresh After Being Delivered

The best thing about flowers is they enhance the beauty of a room and make it extra charming. No matter what kind and color, as long as you choose one that compliments the design of your house, expect the flowers to make the room elegant and stylish. Not to mention, a bit of nature in a room gives it a comforting ambience.


And with the popularity of online flower orders and having them delivered to your home, flowers are flying off the florist’s shop. You can easily have your flowers delivered in Canberra with the help of Fresh Flowers or any of the online florist shop in your area for special occasions and life events with just a few clicks of the mouse. But flowers, without proper care, lose their freshness; wilted flowers are no good.


So to help keep the charm and freshness of the flowers after you have had them delivered, we have created a guide for proper flower care.


Keep the flowers away from what can cause its wilting

As soon as you have received the flowers you have delivered to you, the next thing to do is to keep them away from things that can dry them out quickly. As much as possible, place them away from extreme temperatures like sunlight or heavy drafts. What you can do is to put the flowers in a room or an area where it is a little cooler. In this way, you can preserve the flowers in a condition they were delivered to you for a long time.


If it came in a plastic, remove it immediately. You can place your flowers anywhere you like in a room, just as long as they will not be exposed to smoke or be near fruit because of the ethylene gas component in them that are deadly to flowers.


Submerge the stem in water

You need to recut the flowers and get the excess foliage out before popping it in a vase. Remember that the ideal cut is at the end of the stem, at an angle. In this way, the flowers can get the water properly, and the stem does not sit flat at the bottom of the vase. Use floral preservative to help you keep if fresh. Once the water gets cloudy, that means you need to change the water and do the process again. Sometimes you do not need to recut the stems, but do watch for excess foliage.


Do not forget to clean the vase with soap to remove bacteria that can cause the flowers to wilt, and rinse it thoroughly. Then remove any dead or wilted leaves from the arrangement.


Check the water level daily

Of course, you should not wait for the water to become cloudy before checking up on it. You need to look at the water level daily, add water and floral preservative as needed. If you will be away from home for a long time, keep them in your refrigerator so that you can slow down the water loss.


These are some of the basic ways you can keep your flowers fresh. You can follow these tips and ask your florist for other techniques like recipes for alternative floral preservatives. Go on and have dozens of flowers delivered to your doorstep and keep them blooming for a long time.



“Irresistible…Crowd-Pleasing” – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

Street Date: 6/20/17

DVD SRP: $19.98

I am so excited for this movie to come out.  This looks so funny.



A decision between a past romance and a new love must be made when the endearing romantic comedy Everybody Loves Somebody arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand June 20 from Lionsgate. Karla Souza stars as a successful career woman who convinces a charming coworker to pose as her boyfriend for a family wedding but is caught off-guard when her old flame shows up. ”A rom-com with bite” (Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times), the movie premiered to critical acclaim at the 2017 Palm Springs Film Festival. From one of the producers of Instructions Not Included, Francisco González Compeán, the Everybody Loves Somebody DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.



Karla Souza stars as Clara, a young single doctor who has everything she wants — except love. Invited to a family wedding in Mexico, Clara convinces a charming coworker to pose as her current boyfriend—only to run into her old flame at the festivities. Now, with a little help from her colorful family, Clara must choose between two men — and two futures — in this delightful romantic comedy.



Karla Souza                            TV’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” Instructions Not Included

Ben O’Toole                             Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner

José María Yazpik                   Mr. Pig, No Sé Si Cortarme las Venas o Dejármelas Largas


*** For Artwork: ***

 *** Trailer: ***



Year of Production: 2016

Title Copyright: Ring Producciones S.A.P.I. de C.V. All Rights Reserved. © Mexico 2017.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and language.

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Closed Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 106 Minutes

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation

DVD Audio: Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

5 Things to Do Once You Have Left the Military

Your decision to leave the military will not have been taken lightly. A career in the armed forces will have helped shape the person you are today, and you might find it hard to close the door to that chapter in your life.

Fortunately, the future can be bright for a veteran, as there are so many opportunities they have yet to explore. Read the five things you must do once you have left the military.

An Online Degree

The University of South Dakota has designed an online degree for military members in active service, as well as veterans. You can choose from a variety of bachelor and masters degrees that can provide a viable career path once you have left the armed forces, such as professional accountancy, business administration, addiction studies and health sciences, plus more. Once you have chosen your degree, the University of South Dakota will help with the application, enrollment and financial aid processes.

Create a Strong Resume

Your resume will set you apart from the competition. While many people might have extensive experience in different careers, nothing can quite compare to the leadership and organization skills you will acquire during your time in the military. If you don’t know where to start, consult a recruitment specialist who can help you write a strong resume that will showcase the developed in the armed forces. Don’t forget to detail any training you have received or your accomplishments before, after or during service.

Take Advantage of Free Training

There are many free or subsidized training programs you can enjoy during and after the military. Try to identify if you have any skill gaps, and embark on a training program that can provide the training you need to flourish in an area.

Ask for References

To give yourself the best possible start to a new career, request references from military personnel who can provide a glowing report during your time in service. Write a list of the supervisors and peers, as well as their contact information, so you will have different people to turn to should you ever need a character reference. You can guarantee the reference will stand out in the minds of an employer, and it could be all it takes to convince them that you are the right person for the job.

Create a Military Binder

Every veteran will have various documents they have accumulated during and after their time in the armed forces. It is advisable to store the documents inside a binder so that you will have a list of your duty stations, addresses, training certificates, awards and recommendations, should you need them. Plus, the documents could also be passed down through the generations, as your family will be proud to have an ancestor who served his or her country.

Many veterans don’t know where to start when leaving the military, which is why the above tips can be a great way to embrace a career outside of the armed forces.

An Introduction To Dermarolling


When you think of improving wrinkles and fine lines on the face, the thought of microneedling probably never crosses your mind. Needles on the face sounds painful, right? The thing is that it really works. After trying it, you’ll discover for yourself that it doesn’t need to be painful. Plus it’s really affordable.


Of course, you don’t want to run right out and purchase a dermaroller, at least not until you learn about the basics. There are certain facts you need to know to get the best results. Let’s take a look at what the microneedling process is all about.


What is microneedling?

The process of microneedling is one in which tiny, medical-grade needles are rolled across the skin to create micro injuries. The purpose of these tiny wounds is to encourage collagen production. When the skin is injured, it reacts by producing collagen and elastins to repair and replace damaged cells. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to disappear and the skin looks younger. Microneedling costs far less than spa treatments using a cosmetic-machines .


A dermaroller is a device used to perform microneedling. The barrel shaped end of the roller is covered in very fine needles and is rolled across the surface of the skin. The dermapen is a pen shaped device with a small cluster of needles on the end that are stamped into the skin. A dermastamp is similarly shaped, but with a larger cluster of needles. The dermapen and dermastamp are used on areas where precision is important like around the eyes or when treating small areas.


Selecting a Dermaroller

Start with checking the reviews on personal dermarollers before purchasing one. Do not choose  one just because it’s cheap. The dermaroller needs to be a quality device from a reputable source. That doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. There are quality dermarollers on the market that are inexpensive.

Why are you purchasing a microneedling device? If it is for the facial area, select a small needle size of less than .3mm to avoid going too deep. For treatments requiring larger needles, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic clinic. The larger needle dermarollers can result in injuries due to improper use.


Products to use with Dermarollers

Besides the dermaroller, there are other products to use and keep on-hand. Numbing cream and serums can be used in conjunction with the treatment to improve the treatment. Although it isn’t painful, using a dermaroller at home can be uncomfortable for some people with a very low tolerance for pain. An anaesthetic or numbing cream can be applied to the skin prior to using the roller to help with that.


Serums can be used to boost the benefits of using a dermaroller. Definitely use products like collagen or vitamin infused serums Don’t use multiple products in the same treatment as it may cause a negative reaction. Also, don’t use anything without verifying it should be used with the microneedling process. Usually, full strength products like retinol or minoxidil can cause irritations or reactions.


How to use Dermarollers

Start by cleaning the dermaroller, the surface area, and your skin. Apply the numbing agent, if desired, allowing time for it to begin working. Apply the serum. If using the dermaroller, gently roll it across your skin side to side, up and down, then diagonally. Using this application pattern, repeat over the entire area in small patches. Take extra care in sensitive areas like the lips and underneath the eyes. Reapply the serum.


If using a dermapen or dermastamp, apply carefully to the area by stamping twice in the same patch. While these tools are helpful when applying to a sensitive area, they are best when used on the scalp. Using a dermaroller on the scalp is an easy way to tear out hair by mistake. The stamp or pen allow for careful application without the hair getting tangled.


Remember to replace the microneedling device once a month. The needles dull with use and only sharp ones work well in the process.

Fertility issues can affect many of us

                              Fertility issues can affect many of us

Stork OTC

         When a couple finally decides to try to have a baby it can be a very exciting time.  Instantly your mind starts going.  Will it be a boy?  Will it be a girl?  Where will they go to school?  There are so many wonderful things they you are thinking of.  For a lot of us the one big question does not even come up till it is already answered.  Will I have fertility problems?

 For a lot of my friends they announced they were trying and bam a month later they were announcing they were pregnant.  For us this was not the case.  When we decided to get pregnant a year later after trying we were still not pregnant.  Finally, we did get pregnant and had our beautiful baby boy just to lose him at 7 days old.  We once wanted a huge family this had changed our minds all we wanted was one happy and healthy little one.

Stork OTC

 Fast forward to five years’ later still trying to have a little one with no luck.  Like many people, we could not afford fertility treatments.  I also could not afford to go to the doctors every month for ovulation tests.  For us at the time all we could do is keep on trying and hoping.  Every month for five years ended in tears.  Finally, one day we were pregnant.  It was the happiest day for us.

   There are so many over the counter items now that can really make a difference if you are having fertility problems.  There can be so many reasons why you are not getting pregnant.  So, if you are having a hard time it would totally be worth going to the doctors and finding out the reason.  If you cannot afford to keep going back think about using some of the great over the counter products at CVS.  If low sperm count is an issue, using something like the Stork OTC can help you with your fertility journey.  When trying to get pregnant if it is just not working, don’t give up.  It could still happen for you and there are products out there that can help you get your little angel.

Stork OTC

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“This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.”

Great beauty every month from Adore Box

Adore Beauty Box

As you all know I am a huge fan of Adore Box.  For a low price, every month I get great beauty products to try.  Some are huge names I have heard of and some are great company’s I would not have known before I got the box.  I have found so many great products I would have never known about if it was not for Adore Box.   They always have a selection in the box so you’re not just discovering one product.

Adore Beauty Box       Adore Beauty Box

In this month’s box, we got such a great deal.  I was in desperate need of a new mascara and like magic the CoverGirl Plumpify Blast showed up.  It worked like a dream and did not make my lashes sticky and hard all day long.  I love that.

Adore Beauty Box

I am saving the Coconut oil mask for my trip to Vegas this weekend.  I can see a hangover coming and this will be an awesome relaxation tool when I am there.

Adore Beauty Box

As you can see they also send you a card so you know exactly what you are getting in the box and the retail value.  The Value of this box is so much more then you are going to pay.  I can’t wait to use my Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid primer, put on my Fila Quick Dry socks and head out onto the casino floor.

Adore Beauty Box     Adore Beauty Box

I go this free to try in exchange for an honest review

Get Inspired with Sticky Quotes

As I have mentioned before I love sticky notes I have them everywhere throughout the house.  I also leave notes in my husband’s lunch and my sons lunch.  Just so they know I am thinking about them during the day.  I was so excited to get the chance to work with Sticky Quotes.  They have great inspirational messages and some cute and funny ones.  They are perfect for every day.

Most of these notes also leave a little space so I can leave a note or message of my own.  My two favorite so far are the lunch box notes and the fitspiration notes.

My son loves getting the lunchbox ones in his lunch.  He still cannot read so he takes them to his teacher every day to have them read them to him.  They have also fell in love with these. They are cute, funny and loving.  He really gets a kick out of reading them every day.

The fitness ones I write my daily notes on.  When I see, them sitting around it reminds me to get up and move a little.  Sometimes I need a little motivation to get up and get my workout in.  these great notes make sure I get up and get going.

They have a great collection your family is sure to find the best ones for your family.  Other ones they have are Love letters, Words of wisdom, Emoji-Uators and motivational.  I have fell in love with them all.  I send my nephew the Emoji ones in the letters I write and he loves them.

If you are looking for a little inspiration in life or just want to have some cute notes to put in your little one’s lunch, make sure to check out Sticky Quotes.  They are very cute and very affordable.


I go these free to try in exchange for an honest review

National Geographic Little readers

National Geographic

Do you have a little reader in the house?  My son is just not learning so when the National Geographic’s books showed up I was so excited.  In school, he is excelling at math, but when it comes to reading he had no desire to learn.  I am excited to say he not only loved the books, but loved the pictures too. I loved that they are in stages so he has new books to grow with him.

National Geographic

My son loved animals, these books not only have cute animals for him to see but he also gets to learn about them.  They also have fun facts on the side which he loves.  We live in the country so he gets to see so many animals, now he loves to find them in the book and we learn about them when they come by.  He has been eager to learn how to spell the animals names this is the first time he has actually shown interest in reading and learning more.

National Geographic

The Animal Ark book not only fantastic pictures of wonderful animal’s you kids will fall in love with. They have little poems for your little one to learn.  The poems are small enough that they can learn them but they are also very cute.

National Geographic

Every child has their own way to learn, with my son these books were fantastic.  He is excited to pick them up and not only learn new words, but learn something new about the animals.  I was truly impressed not only with the books but with the pictures.  They are all around beautiful.

National Geographic

I got these free to try from Moms Meet and National Geographic.  All opinions are my own.