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How to keep your coffee fresh – in ONE simple step!

I’ll never forget the first time my dad let me smell a can of coffee when he opened it for the first time. I wasn’t a coffee drinker yet, and wouldn’t be for years, but I immediately realized that there was something special in that can. coffeecanister2
Since I started to drink coffee myself, and brew it at home, I’ve learned that I’m picky about my coffee. I always buy whole beans so that I can grind them just before I brew them. Unfortunately, storing the beans in the bag that I buy them in means that I don’t get to experience that ‘fresh coffee’ smell more than once per bag.
This coffee canister makes sure that my coffee beans stay really fresh for as long as I need it to. I really like that I can open and recluse the canister with one hand, so that if my other hand’s busy with my grinder, I can still get it closed right away to seal in the coffee freshness. The date-dial on the top of the can helps me to remember how old the coffee is, which will be helpful when the next one shows up! I have to have at least two – I like to switch up my coffee a lot, and now coffeecanister3that I have a great way to keep it fresh, I get to buy more than one type at a time!

You can buy yours here: BEST Coffee Canister by Coffee Gator – Premium Quality Stainless Steel Bean Container For Better Tasting Coffee – Keeps Flavor Locked – Vacuum Seal Vents Away CO2 Gas – Treat Your Beans Today

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle
I received this coffee canister for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Get Organized! :D These foldable organizers are perfect for every home!

Finally organization! Believe it or not, it now comes in the form of fabric and super-thick cardboard! These are not cheaply made or flimsy at all. When i pulled them out of their retail-quality boxes, I was immediately impressed at the way that these are made. They fold completely flat, and when you open them up, a flap of the fabric comes down over the bottom, so that when you insert the piece in to make the base nice and sturdy, everything looks really nice from all sides. These really hold their shape well, even when full of clothes, and I didn’t notice any bowing in the bottom, though I certainly won’t be putting anything too heavy in them.foldingorganizer2
The smaller one is perfect for kids’ socks and underwear, and I have the medium-sized ones packed full of the baby’s onesies. The larger size actually got stolen away by me for my own bedroom, because my bras needed a safe, loving place to live in my dresser drawer, instead of getting pushed around by socks and pantyhose!
My absolute favorite thing about these organizers is that they help my kids keep things where they should be within their drawers…without them, it didn’t seem to matter how often I would go and re-organize the drawers, they would get all messed around within a few days while the girls picked out their clothes, which inevitably led to them ‘not being able to find anything to wear’. Haha you know, typical girls! Now, even my 4-year-old knows that socks and undies always go into the ‘little box’, and even putting clothes away in the drawer is easier for her. My labelmaker and a label on each helps us all keep track of what goes where, and mornings are a lot easier!
foldingorganizer3Check them out here, there are two colors to choose from: Foldable Organizers, Beige Cotton Fabric, 3Pcs Set Decorative Collapsible Storage Boxes, Closet Drawer Organizers for Organizing & Classifying Small Clothing & Accessories -Durable Mold-free, Moisture-proof Non-woven Fabric & Cardboard, Easy to Install & Store

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle
I received this 3-piece set of foldable organizers for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Still use ‘regular’ pencils? You NEED this electric sharpener!

I am really impressed with this electric pencil sharpener! Upon taking it out of the box, I was impressed that this could be plugged into either a regular wall outlet, or into a USB plug, or operated by batteries. Finally, an electric device for my desk that I don’t have to find another power strip to be able to plug in! I’ve only bought small, handheld sharpeners for years, which was a mistake, because with daughters in school, we always seem to need a pencil, but can never find one when we need one…or at least, one that’s sharp.sharppencils2

Of course, I’m the only one in the house that seems to sharpen the pencils, so I’ve probably lost quite a chunk of my life to pencil-sharpening. I’ll never make that mistake again! This sharpens all of our pencils so quickly and perfectly, and I LOVE the three different settings, because with kids in the house, you don’t want a whole bunch of stabby-sharp pencils around!
sharppencils3The tray for shavings is nice and large, so you don’t have to empty it between every pencil or two like with some small handheld sharpeners, and it’s really sturdy, and so simple to use, even my 4-year old can do it. Even nicer, it doesn’t work with the shavings tray taken out, so if I walk away to dump shavings while it’s plugged in, my nightmares about hurt fingers won’t come true.

You can buy yours here on Amazon: Pencil Sharpener, High Quality Electric & Battery operated, Great for Office & School Pro For Kids From Imikas, The Best Compact Fast & Reliable sharpener, Sharpen Your Pencils Now Hassle Free!

As Always Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle
I received this electric pencil sharpener for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Review of the Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack

We all know by now that muscle weighs more than fat, so if you are seriously trying to lose fat and inches off of your figure, stop stepping on the scale every single day, and start measuring once a week or so to gauge your results more realistically. This especially goes for women, some of whom have a tendency to gain a bit of water weight during certain times of the month, which be so frustrating and disheartening that it can easily throw off an entire diet/exercise plan…until you feel silly when you realize that that 5-lb gain in a day wasn’t a real 5-lb gain, because less than a week later, the pounds are back off, plus some!
The caliper is a caliper. It’s not really incredibly fancy, but it does the job exactly as it should..and the body fat guide was really helpful to assist me in determining my overall body fat and ‘healthiness.’ The tape measure is the bees knees, though! I love how compact it is..I’m less likely to use a measuring tape if I have to roll it up every single time I finish using it. It’s also really handy, the tape comes out one end of the little handle, goes around whatever body part you are measuring, and clips into the other side, giving you incredibly accurate results every single time, without a ton of guesswork.

You can buy yours here:The Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received this tape measure and body fat caliper for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

LED Flashlight beverage Koozie! Check it out! :D

These are so much fun! Since I got my flashlight koozie, I’ve been the envy of every campfire we’ve hosted! This koozie is so much fun, and works so well!
koozie1My first thought was to try it with a can…obviously not the way to go, you couldn’t see the fun lights at all! So i tried a regular beer bottle. We could see the lights, but they weren’t bright or brilliant, thanks to the brown bottle! Next, i tried my koozie with a ‘hard lemonade’ in a clear bottle. Absolute success! My bottle was really lit up well, for everyone around to notice. What fun! I love the fact that the red lights blink, but i wish I could control whether each color blinked or not. No big, these are so much fun anyways! I love that it comes in so many different colors, so that your daytime koozie can match your personality as much in the daytime as it does in the nighttime! 😀 The little ‘koozie man’, as I call him, is adorable as well, and i’m not at all ashamed to have him on the side of my koozie!koozie4
koozie2The insert that comes with this is perfect for the smaller bottles of water, and the little carrying pouch ensures that i don’t lose it when i’m not losing it, and that i always have a nice place to keep my koozie when I’m not in the middle of a drink, or when we’re on the way to our destination for the evening! Everyone in my family was super disappointed I decided to keep this for myself, and not give it to them!

You can buy your own here: The LED Flashlight Koozie Beverage Cooler – The Drinks Stubby Cooler Torch Light (Black) Male Designed Koozie Cooler LED Flashlight, A1 Water Bottle Accessory

They have quite a few different colors, so be sure to pick the one that’s right for you!

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received this lighted koozie for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

OZ Naturals Tinted Moisturizer 30 SPF Sunscreen–Product Review

<a href=”http://www.tomoson.com/?code=TOP1ea108f60cae019e682fe35d69237ebf&#8221; rel=”nofollow”><img style=”display: none” src=”http://www.tomoson.com/images/front/pixel.png&#8221; /></a>Skincare is incredibly important, no matter what your age or gender. We all have skin, and we need to take care of it to prevent premature aging and skin cancer. I’ve always thought that anti-aging skincare products were for old people, but that’s obviously not true. These products are meant to help prevent the signs of aging before they start, which is your best defense against wrinkles, crow’s feet, and age spots!

ozsunscreen2Today we’ll talk about an awesome tinted, moisturizing sunscreen from one of my favorite skincare companies, OZ Naturals. This is a great, lightweight sunscreen that’s specifically designed NOT to clog your pores, so you can use it on your face every single day, to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays, and prevent premature aging due to the sun! I honestly didn’t stop with my face on sunny days, and used it for my entire body, which left me with a really nice glow!

The tint in this sunscreen isn’t overbearing by any means, and didn’t leave any streaks or make my skin look strange. It just made it look really healthy! I love that it didn’t clog my pores up…I hate flareups of my adult acne! You can buy your own here: OZ Naturals Tinted Moisturizer 30 SPF Sunscreen – Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Is Safe For All Skin Types – This Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Instantly Blends Into Skin & Provides A Rich Youthful Glow!

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received this sunscreen for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

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Product Review – 100% Pure and Natural Beard Oil

I confess: I’m a bit of a beard lover! My guy really loves his beard too, but he’s a bit indecisive, live a lot of men, so he goes between being bearded and clean-shaven a lot. Unfortunately, this creates quite a bit of irritation for his skin, with little red bumps popping up all over his neck and chin area. He doesn’t really love the way it feels, and red bumps all over your neck and face can make even the most confident man feel a bit self-conscious!

So I finally got him to try out this beard oil. I love this oil because of the soft nutty-minty scent to it. He’s tried others, but some of the beard treatments that he used smelled funny and made kissing less pleasant for me..He didn’t complain about the smell, but his sense of smell isn’t nearly as strong as mine is, so I get final say! 😀beardoil

I love how this oil conditions his skin and helps calm irritation, even when he isn’t going through one of his beard phases, but when he is growing a beard, it makes the hair so much smoother and less scratchy! I love beards, but I do hate the scratchy hairs, especially during the first few days of growth. This really helps a ton!

You can buy yours on Amazon here: Beard Oil – 100% Pure and Natural Beard Oil with Fresh Mint to Condition and Smooth

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received this beard oil for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

15 Day Weight Loss Cleanse and Flush–Product Review


It’s time to talk about poo. Everyone does it, but really isn’t something we’re comfortable talking about, even though there are countless products on the market to ‘help’ the process along. We have probiotic yogurts and smoothies, pills, powders, and a ton of other stuff. Today though, I want to talk specifically about cleansing. Again, there are a lot of different products that can be used. I’ve tried juice cleanses and green powders(which I love), but sometimes they simply aren’t enough, and you need a product that’s geared specifically towards your digestive system.  The 15-day cleanse from Diamond Elite is just that!

I have to admit that I was nervous to try a ‘cleanse’ pill. The last thing I want is to have to leave in the middle of a lecture in class because my bowels feel like they’re going to blow. So for the first few days I just took one pill instead of two, and had no strange side effects. I definitely wasn’t blocked up at all, but it wasn’t accompanied by any cramping or uncomfortable feelings, so I tried the suggested dose of two a day, and honestly…I felt great. I did accompany my cleanse with healthier eating, because I noticed that the more fatty foods that I ate while taking the cleanse pills, the more quickly the unnecessary fats seemed to pass through my body.

I didn’t miss any class or lectures, didn’t mess up any pants, and lost a few pounds through the process, but I feel a lot better, my daily ‘functions’ are more regular, and I seem to have a bit more energy, thanks both to the cleanse, and forcing myself to eat more healthily. You can buy your own 15-day cleanse here: Premium Colon Cleanse & Weight Loss Detox Pills – Safe and All Natural 15 Day Formula – The Most Complete Full Body Cleanse – Great for Ridding the Bowels and Colon of Harmful Toxins and Increasing Energy Levels- Quick Weight Loss & Cleansing Detox System – Gentle, Fast & Healthy – 100%Money Back Guarantee!

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received this 15-day cleanse for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Review–New York City Sunset Canvas Print

I fully believe that the difference between having a run-down-looking home and having a well-put-together-looking home (besides obvious cleanliness) is decor. A house without any curtains, photos, or decorations of any sort leaves you i a perpetual state of looking-like-you-just-moved-in.
Making the upgrade from old hand-me-down decorations to being able to choose my own decor has been an amazing step in ‘adulting’. I love being able to take the time to pick colors that go well together, and design the rooms in my home to have the feel that I want them to! The area that I’ve had the most trouble with so far is my stairway. We have this nice split staircase with windows that spill light onto the wall and the steps, but the weird outdoor-style shingles that are on the walls made it difficult to find the ‘right’ piece for the area.painting2
Luckily, this beautiful print of the NYC skyline (pre 9/11) at sunset is the perfect complement to the wood colors and textures, especially when the light spills onto the wall in the morning! It’s a great size for the area too, 12 x 16, with strong canvas, a sturdy frame, and even a little metal hanging bracket on the back of the print. I absolutely love that it came ready to hang! painting3You should hop on over to Amazon and check out everything Rising Waters Photography has to offer: New York City Skyline Canvas Print 12 x 16 inch Frame Featuring the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!
~Rachelle

I received this high-quality print for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

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