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Dolly Parton Knew I Needed This Book

Dolly Parton must be psychic, because how else would she know to send me this book for Ladybug this week. She has teamed with our local library to give a free book a month to whoever signs up for her program until their fifth birthday, and when this gem came I knew at first sight that it would be so helpful to little Ladybug. Linky here to see if you’re eligible for this program.

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This book cleverly portrays the breakdown of an upset toddler’s day… well at least my toddler this past week.

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We didn't want to hold mom's hand or be carried on the sidewalk free road, so we just collapsed for five minutes.

We have had a strong case of the “sadsies”, because two jerk molars have decided to make their rude appearance in my kiddos mouth. We went to gymnastics last Thursday and halfway through Ladybug is begging me to leave. Screeching everything, each want, and need while I’m in the two second process of giving said toy/food item/drink/movie/blanket/etc./etc./etc. All. Day. Long. And I’m just over here thinking,”Is it bedtime yet?”

And then alas it’s bedtime. Insert sigh of relief here. I start brushing her teeth and then she throws her head back in protest and I see the wretched tooth. And then I busted out some pain reliever and the rest of the night went smooth.

We’ve had some rough moments this last week but I think it’s getting better. Reading this book to her has been a help for her to emotionally process what is going on a bit better, I think at least. Plus I feel the stress easing away from myself as I get into character while reading.

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Influenster Sweetheart Voxbox

As a member on Influenster, you can get randomly selected to receive free products to test out. It is a pretty cool website, actually. You can make product reviews, and see how well a product is rated by others. I had only been a member for about a month before I found a magical email in my inbox telling me I was one of selected people to receive the February Sweetheart Voxbox. How exciting! A box of free products for me to test out being shipped right to my door, with no obligation other then to try them out and see how I like them.

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This first one shown was by far my favorite product. Secret’s Clinical Strength Stress Relief seriously was my ally these last couple weeks. Ladybug had the stomach flu, need I say more? There was lots of stress, not a true moment to myself while caring for my sick kiddo plus my healthy three month old. I wasn’t able to get a shower in during those two days of pure parental craziness, but this product held up amazingly through it all. The only suggestion I would make would be to work on the consistency a bit. It has a different texture to what I usually would use.

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Next up is the Olay Fresh Effects kit. This was a very close second in the race for being my favorite product from the Sweetheart Voxbox. You apply a little water to the bristles, then a dab of cleanser, splash your face with water, and then gently exfoliate your face for about minute. My face felt wonderful after using this product. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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This was a tough product for me to try, because ordinarily I would try to tame my beast of a mane by wrangling it into a ponytail, or a sloppy bun… But, Not Your Mothers She’s a Tease hairspray worked well to hold my hair in place, and for that first day I actually embraced my naturally big hair. This product might actually make feel a little more confident a little more confident about my hair, I’ve had issues with it for since middle school.

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Last in the pack was a Skinny Girl On the Go Bar. It tasted good, and would be good for when I actually am “on the go.” But that’s the only time I would really eat this product. It really is a not a filling snack, but if you can compliment with some fruit or veggies it would work well for an inbetween meal snack.

So that is my review of the 2013 Influenster Sweetheart Voxbox. I am so grateful that I had the chance to try out some new products, it was pretty fun.

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