Happy New Year! (Also, I love Mrs. Meyer’s.)

Back from the holiday break. As refreshed as one can be with a small child.:) Let’s do this!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break if you were on one… I enjoyed spending time with family. I also enjoyed going to fancy places that are normally a few hours from me. Target, Old Navy, Aldi, TJ Maxx, and of course Wendy’s. Mmm. Wendy’s. So much fun. And I got to go to many of these exotic destinations with Beks. Even better!

So, um. I still haven’t finished editing the Amazon Luxury Beauty Box video. Ugh! What a slacker!

Okay. I’ve forgiven myself.

Today’s topic: My love of Mrs. Meyer’s products. Specifically the dish and hand soaps. Even more specific- the seasonal scents. Oh my. I subscribe to Grove Collaborative, with my own money(This is a new blog, people! Ain’t nobody sponsoring us!). Grove lets you shop for natural cleaning and personal care products on their website. You choose what you want, and they deliver it to you. All at a very reasonable cost- although I paid a little extra for the VIP service. What? You get gifts and free shipping. Done and done!



Some fall scents: Mum & the beloved Apple Cider


I didn’t think this was a big deal at first. I used to go to several different stores looking for the best deal- especially on natural cleaning products because they tend to be more expensive. Grove’s prices are quite reasonable, typically cheaper where I live. And I love that I’m not driving all over to scope out the best deal. When you have a kid in a car seat- you’re usually looking to eliminate a few stops!



Winter Scents: Peppermint, Orange Clove, and Iowa Pine


Anyway, I have been getting Mrs. Meyer’s products from them and I think they work really well- especially for a natural cleaner. The seasonal scents are amazing! The Apple Cider scent actually makes me smile when I use it. Delicious!

Just thought I would share! Have you used Mrs. Meyer’s products? Got a favorite? How’s your year going so far?

Take a minute for yourself today. Better yet, take twenty- you need it! Seriously.


BTW- all of the opinions in here are my own, the products were paid for with my own money, and if there are any affiliate links here- well, that’s just because I’m hopeful! Anything I recommend here, I recommend because I like it myself and think that maybe you will too.


Baby, it’s cold outside

Apparently I don’t post fast enough. Ahem. Yes, I’ve already been delinquent in blogging. Whoops! My niece is helping me write this right now. Which is quite responsible of her, given that today is only her 2nd birthday.


It’s cold outside. Which, if you’ve noticed, is because it’s winter in the US. And which also means that it’s super duper cold in NY and ME, where SAJ and I live. Yes, SAJ resides up there with all of the moose. Down here, where it’s warmer in NY (I say somewhat sarcastically), it’s like 32* today. Which is better than it was the other day, when the high was 6*. Woot woot!

But winter in the US also means it’s  the holiday season! Yay! Both SAJ and I have birthdays during the holiday season, which makes it extra special. I mean, who wouldn’t want to celebrate us? We’re awesome! I digress. The holidays are my favorite time of year. It’s not just getting birthday and Christmas presents, but getting to see my family and hanging out at home are fabulous too.

And I love me some Christmas movies — I basically gorge myself on Christmas movies starting at Thanksgiving. Hallmark, Freeform and Lifetime movies are my friend! My all time favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which is a total classic. I love it so much that I wanted to name one of my kids after Zuzu, of “Zuzu’s Petals” fame.


I also love getting presents, naturally, and I’m hoping to get some beauty/makeup stuff under the tree this year. I know I’m getting some ColourPop and Ulta gifties… because I bought them for myself. 🙂

So, what are you hoping to see under your Christmas/Festivus/Hannukah tree/bush?

Love, Beks